Who's ready for Cullen game night? :)
The morning sunlight hit my closed eyelids and I groaned. Was it seriously morning already? I rolled away from the source of light and slowly opened my eyes.
It took a minute for my eyes to adjust. Once they did though, I panicked. I sat straight up in bed and looked around the room. This was not my effing apartment. Where the hell was I? Had James got to me? Did he knock me out and kidnap me?
After I finished freaking out, I actually looked at my surroundings. I recognized the room. I was lying in a bed. Next to the bed were two little side tables. Across from me was a door, which contained a small closet.
I let out a sigh as I realized I was in Edward's apartment. I didn't know why I was still here though. As I contemplated the possibilities, it dawned on me that Edward was not in the room with me. I was afraid to be alone.
I instantly freaked and shot out of the bed. I ran over to the door and threw it open. I continued moving quickly until I saw his adjoined kitchen and living room. My eyes searched frantically around the room for Edward.
Finally I saw him sitting on the couch, watching the TV. I walked over to the couch and sat down next to him. I reached for the remote and shut the TV off, much to his displeasure.
"Would you care to explain to me why I woke up here, in your bed?"
"Bella, Bella, Bella."
"We fell asleep out here on the couch and when I woke up at like one in the morning, I figured there was no point in waking you up and having you go home. So, I took you to my room cause I thought it would be more comfortable for you."
"If I slept in your room then, where did you sleep?"
"On the couch."
"Why? Edward, this is your home. You should have slept in your own bed!"
"I wanted you to be comfortable. And besides, the couch isn't that bad."
As if on cue, a spring in the couch made a popping sound.
"You could have slept in the bed with me." I said without thinking.
Why did I say that? I know we had slept on a couch together, but I shouldn't want to sleep in the same bed as him. I had a boyfriend for heaven's sake. But I liked the thought of sleeping in the same bed as Edward, with his arms around me. I gotta snap out of this.
"I thought that would make you angry. Plus, I didn't think that would make Jacob very happy if he found out...Speaking of Jacob, won't he be wondering why you never came home last night?"
"Um actually, Jacob had to go out of town last night and through today. I would have been going home to an empty apartment."
"I'm glad you didn't have to be alone then last night."
He looked down at me and smiled. This wasn't his crooked smirk, it was a soft smile. It made me melt too, just in a different way than his crooked smirk.
"Ah..so what time is Cullen game night starting?"
"Esme, well your mom, wanted everyone to be there by six, because she was going to make dinner instead of having your dad order pizzas."
"Alright. Do you know by any chance what she's making?"
I smiled, figuring he hadn't had a home cooked meal in quite a while..especially not one made by his mother. Esme is an amazing cook.
"I do know as a matter of fact."
"Well? What's she making?"
"Everyone pulled a straw, and the person with the longest straw got to choose the meal."
"Who pulled the longest straw."
"Jasper goes to Cullen game night?"
"He is dating Alice, and he's been there many times before."
"What did the douche bag pick then?"
"Chicken Alfredo. He said he had a feeling that the should be an important part of the evening. We all looked at him like he was crazy though."
"That's my favorite! Mom makes homemade Alfredo sauce. It's awesome! I thought Jazz didn't even like Alfredo that well."
"He doesn't. Maybe Jasper thought you would be there? He's good with stuff like that."
It was silent for a few minutes and I got lost in thought. Thoughts of Jacob, thoughts of Edward, and thoughts of what would happen tonight when Edward was reunited with his whole family after so many years.
"I should uh, probably get ready so we can get you back to your apartment to get you ready."
Edward stood and awkwardly pointed in the direction of his room.
With that, he turned and walked away.
He didn't take long to get ready and we left for my apartment before I knew it.
I had managed to convince him in to taking my car for a few different reasons. The first being, I needed to have my damn car. The second, there was no sense in driving separately. And the third, if we showed up at his family's house in his car, they would know he was there, but if we showed up in my car, they wouldn't know anything.
Somehow, he ended up driving however. This pissed me off because I didn't like other people driving my car. It rarely ever happened.
We arrived at my building and headed up. I had really developed an appreciation for my apartment complex after seeing where Edward lived. It was so much nicer and a lot more spacious.
Once my door was unlocked, I flipped the lights on and slowly entered. I was always cautious when I got home since James was around. I relaxed, stepped fully in and tossed my keys on the counter. Edward followed me in, flopping down on the couch. I couldn't get over how good he looked. I hadn't seen him in clothes besides a suit very often and I was surprised he looked so good in normal clothes as well.
He was wearing black jeans, a white v-neck, and a black leather jacket. He looked like a total bad boy and I loved it. I just wished I could see what shoes he had on. I was a shoe fanatic, call me a freak. I don't give a shit.
I walked back to my bedroom and opened my dresser. I smiled when I spotted a pair of black skinny jeans. I missed my old tomboy clothing from time to time and still wore some of it. I yanked the jeans out off the dresser and grabbed a red cami that had a large v-neck dip.
I chose my best push-up bra and grabbed the matching pair of panties before heading to the shower.
I stepped in when the water was steaming hot and sighed. I loved taking showers. They always relaxed me and made me feel better. I shampooed and conditioned my hair quickly. Once I had washed the rest of myself, I climbed out and began drying off.
I felt refreshed already. I pulled on my clothes and plugged in my hairdryer. It took forever to dry my hair since it was so thick, but I really wanted to curl it. And to do that, it had to be dry.
After what seemed like three hours, I decided it was dry enough. I put it away and desperately searched for my curl iron. When I had located it, I replaced it in the plug-in.
I applied some eye-liner while it heated up. I also added some eye shadow that created a smokey look. I slapped some mascara on and was done. I never used foundation because it just made me break out.
Usually I pop a few curls in my hair and call it a day. This time though, I curled it all. I wanted it to have more body. So to add to that, I teased it in a few places. Once I was pleased with myself, I headed back to my room. I dug around in my closet until I found the three things I needed to complete the outfit, a pair of socks, my ankle height black converses, and my own black leather jacket.
Yes, I intentionally tried to match Edward. Why? Well for one, I knew it would drive him crazy, in a good way. Two, I wanted to look hot, again to drive him crazy. And three, I was kinda a bitch at times and did want ever the hell I wanted.
I threw on my socks and shoes before slipping on my jacket. I analyzed myself in the mirror before I walked out of the room, and came to the conclusion I needed red lipstick. If was going to tease Edward, I wasn't going to do it half-ass.
I put some of my favorite red, kiss proof red lipstick on and walked out to the main part of the apartment. Glancing at the clock, I realized that I had took a lot more time getting ready than I had planned to. If we were gonna be on time, we needed to get going..like now.
I didn't stop walking until I was standing directly in front of Edward, who was still on the couch. His eyes got huge as they roamed up and down my body. I smiled, pleased with myself.
He shook his head as he stood and moved towards the door. I laughed and handed him my keys.
"Did you just want to copy my fashion skills or what?" He motioned to himself, from his leather jacket, down to his own pair of converses.
"I wanted to give you a hard time." I whispered in his ear and walked out of the apartment.
We made good time getting to his family's house. It appeared that everyone else had already arrived.
Alice's yellow Porsche sat in the drive next to Emmett's huge jeep. I was assuming that Jasper had rode with Alice, since his motorcycle was not in sight.
Edward parked on the other side of Alice's car and slowly turned the car off. He let out a deep breath and looked up at the porch of what used to be his home. I reached over and touched his hand. I knew this was a big thing for him and I had hoped I had advised him correctly in coming here tonight.
"Edward, if you don't want to do this, you don't have to."
"I know. I want to, I'm well, scared to is the thing."
"Why are you scared?"
"I haven't been with them all in a long time. How do I know what they will think of me being here. What if they don't want me here?"
I turned his head and looked him straight in the eye. This poor man had no clue how much his family missed him. They talked about him a lot.
"They want you here Edward. They miss you. They love you, no matter what choices you made. That is your past. Live for the present moment."
"Maybe you're right."
"I am right. They will be so happy to see you. You have no idea."
He sighed and turned his gaze back to the house.
"You can do this."
We slowly got out of the car and walked up the stairs and onto the porch. I turned around and looked up at Edward.
"Stay behind me so they see me first. It sounds like they are all in the kitchen. I'll walk in first and you can wait around the corner. When they have all greeted me, I will tell them I have a surprise, and that will be your cue."
He simply nodded his head in response. I turned back to the door and opened it up. I entered their glorious house and motioned for Edward to follow. He put his hands in his pockets and looked around.
I realized it had been a long time since he had been here and the decorating was probably very different from what he remembered. Once he finished staring t various things we continued to the kitchen.
I walked into the kitchen and instantly it was like the attack of my second family.
"Bella!" Alice squealed. I received a quick hug from her and a head nod from Jasper.
"Bella Boo!" Emmett boomed and literally lifted me off the ground. Upon my return to the floor, Esme apporched me.
"Oh dear it's so great to see you." I hugged her and smiled. I loved this woman to pieces. She moved aside to reveal Carlisle.
"Welcome Bella." He hugged me and smiled before placing his arm around Esme's waist.
"I hope you guys don't mind, but I brought a surprise."
They all shot me a confused look. I heard Edward's footsteps and smiled. I stepped aside just as Edward stepped into the kitchen. His hands were still in his pockets and his eyes were darting from person to person.
Gasps rang throughout the room. Esme's hand covered her mouth as a tear rolled down her cheek, Alice stood frozen, Emmett looked extremely shocked, Carlisle was dabbing at the corner of his eyes with a tissue, and Jasper was smiling.
"Hi." Edward's voice was shaking and he looked scared.
Esme was the first to move and took a tiny step towards her son. Edward walked forward and wrapped his arms around his mother. She began sobbing and clung onto him for dear life.
"My baby boy's home. Don't ever, ever do that again sweetheart. We've missed you so much."
I honestly don't know how she managed to say all that through all her sobs, but kudos to her.
Everyone took turns hugging Edward, except for Jasper and Emmett because they aren't gay like that. Not my words, their words.
Supper basically was a catching up session for everyone. They wanted to know how Edward was and what all had been going on. Edward talked the majority of the time, which isn't a surprise in the least. Occasionally however, Edward or I would give the other a look. Or in Edward's case, he would run his hand up my thigh and make me choke on my food. What a bastard. Oh well, I had kind of earned it since I had dressed all sexy to seduce him.
The girls cleaned up the kitchen while the men sat on their asses to"Digest the wonderful meal they had ate". What idiots..well not Carlisle. He stayed and helped clean up.
After the mounds of dishes were washed off and placed in the dishwasher, us ladies, and Carlisle made our way to the living room where the other boys were.
I was the last into the living room and the last available seat was next to Edward on the very tiny love-seat. And by tiny, I mean it should only be meant for one person to sit on.
Edward patted the space next to him and smirked up at me. This would not be good.
I reluctantly sat next to him and he immediately put his arm around my shoulders and pulled me closer. I shot him a glare and he simply chuckled. I crossed my legs and acted like I was pissed off. I was gonna make this boy work for my attention.
He laid his other hand on my upper thigh and I tried not to show any form of emotion towards him.
Alice interrupted our little dis put when she called for our attention.
"Geeze would you two love birds listen to me?"
I blushed bright red at her comment and Edward even looked embarrassed.
"Alice, don't be so rude." Esme corrected Alice.
"Anyways, we are playing Clue first. Jasper doesn't like this game so he won't play and us other six will."
"Sounds good Pixie." I chimed in to make her happy.
"Now, Emmett has taken claim to Mr. Green and Daddy said he would like to be Colonel Mustard. That would mean that you, Edward will have to be Professor Plum."
Alice held up the little figure that represented the character she was telling Edward to be. He was a geeky little guy with glasses and red hair.
"No way Alice. I am not gonna be that nerd dude."
"But Edward, you both have red hair..It's meant to be." I shot a glance up at him.
"Shut up Bella."
"Moving on people! Mommy is always Mrs. Peacock so that's settled. I will be Scarlet and Bella can be Mrs. White." Alice always tried to get me to be Mrs. White. She hated being the old maid.
"Alice, I will let you get away with treating Edward like this, but Bella is your friend and our guest. She will be Scarlet." Carlisle had a soft spot for me. So what?
"Fine.." Alice pouted and we all laughed in response.
I am super sorry that this chapter was so delayed. I hope you enjoyed it though! Thanks for reading! :)