Disclaimer: I don't own the Twilight books.

So I've been working on this story all day because like I said last chapter. I'm not doing anything over spring break. Please don't forget I need questions to ask her guardian angel. Thanks so much for supporting me over the 2 something years I've been writing this story. To be honest I forgot all about it until I found my notebook of ideas. Wanna count how many times I said smiling or laughing in this chapter. Dear, God.

Flashback: 10 years ago

"Wow Eddie, why is your house is so big?"

"I don't know. But my mom says it's not the size of the house that matters rather the size of your heart...whatever that means" he looks at me, waiting for me to finish looking at his home.

My brown eyes scan the outside of his house: it was 3 stories big and was the only house for a while. I bet he had lots of deer running around. And had birds and mice help him like in the Disney movies. I giggle and he raises his eyebrows.

"What?" He asks "What's so funny?"

I grab his hand and pull him inside "Nothing. Let's play."
END FLASHBACK

BPOV
Looking up at his mother ten years later I realize she hasn't changed at all. Her beauty could still be compared to a model. Beautiful white skin with a piercing smile to match.

"Hello." I say quietly. "It's been a while"

The smile grows wider. "Bella! It's been so long since I've seen you! What a wonderful surprise."

We walk into the kitchen she begins to apologize while pulling out pots and pans "I didn't know you were coming over I would have had dinner ready-"

I cut her off quickly "It's okay Mrs. Cullen I'm actually here to see Alice. I had no idea she lived here, we're working on a project."

"Oh yes I believe it was your freshmen year when she came to live with us. And please," She places a quick kiss on my forehead "It's Esme. You'll find Alice upstairs down the hall, last door to the right."

I leave her to cooking and start walking to Alice's room. To get to the stairs I had to pass the living room. They hadn't changed it a bit.

RESUME FLASHBACK
I grab his hand and pull him inside "Nothing. Let's play"

He shuffles his feet against the living room floor. "Well, what do you want to play?"

I look around. They had three leather couches set up to surround their movie screen TV. A piano sat in the far right corner and a book shelf in the far left. On the bottom row of the book shelf I noticed video games.

"I have these video games! We can play Mario smash brothers or Naruto...or Mario kart! I just got Mario kart and I'd totally kill you-why are you looking at me like that?"

His eyes were open wide and his smile covered half of his face. He laughed and ran his hand through his bronze covered hair. "We've been best friends for the longest time and I never knew you liked video games. Mario Kart it is."

Carmen and Esme walk in on both of us 2 hours later trash talking each other and laugh. "Come on, Bella. It's time to go get Emmett"

I pout in protest "Give me on more minute I'm this close to beating him."

His shoulder bumps into me. "You wish Swan."

I was right behind him dodging all of the banana peels and green shell he threw at me. He was about to cross the finish line when all of a sudden one of the computer players through a blue shell. I smile knowing that automatically went after 1st player.

His eyes are glued to the screen "I'm winning! I'm winn- wait NO!"

The shell blows him up and I cross the finish line first.

"What was that? You're winning?" I say. I throw my controller on the couch and do a victory dance.

He glares at me "Shut up. I can beat you. Wanna go again?"

Slowly smiling, I pick my controller back up "Wanna bet? If you lose I get your snack for a week. If I lose then I'll give you mine."

He smirks "You're on."

"Bella. We really need to go get Emmett" Carmen says gently

Esme comes over and places a hand on my shoulder "How about you come back tomorrow? And you can bring Emmett too."

"Say yes, Bella! Say yes!" Edward pleads.

I look over at Carmen and she nods "We'll be back tomorrow"

I get my coat and as I'm leaving yell over my shoulder "Better start practicing if you want to beat me!"

The last thing I hear is his laugh as he closes the door.

END FLASHBACK
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EPOV

Let's go if you want it you can get it let me know.

I push my earphones back in my ear and tell my legs to go faster.

I'm bout to put this finger lets go.

My arms pump back and forth.

If you want some, come get some,
cuz where I'm from we tote big guns,
And everybody know somebody that
know somebody that know somethin bout it,

Sweat covers every inch of my body but that doesn't disgust me. It just shows how hard I've worked. I look at the time 2:56 I'd burned 433 calories. Four minutes left.

At this point I'm not even listening to the music anymore.

Three minutes. I can do this. My body feels with adrenaline and I finish the last three minutes with ease. Going upstairs I find my mom cooking and kiss her on the cheek.

"Hi honey" she smiles "how was your workout?"

"It went well. After I take my shower I'm going to go to the store and grab things for the party."

She looks at me confused "You're having a party?"

I run my hands through my hair "uhh...yeah. I meant to ask you I could have a party on Saturday."

Esme looks at me and places her hands on her hips "Now you know your father and I are going out if town tonight and won't be back until next week."

"Mom, please! I just want some friends over for my birthday…. which you and dad are missing by the way. I only turn 18 once." I smirk inwardly knowing this was making her feel guilty.

She sighs and a frown forms in her face "There was no other option! Your father and I have to go out of town for this conference I told you we could celebrate when we got back. But...I do understand what you mean...I suppose you can have a few friends over. How much do you need?"

"500...I want a lot of food and drinks and you know how much we eat." I laugh to play it off like the money wasn't going towards drugs and alcohol.

She goes to her purse and pulls out $500. "Edward. For God's sake if we have to come back from Atlanta because some stupid ass kid gets his drunk ass stuck in our chimney you will be in so much trouble."

I am taken back. Esme hardly curses and she knew what I was going to do with the money but let me have it anyway. I love my mother. I run up to her and swing her around in a circle.

"You're the best mom."
She laughs and hits me with her towel. "Your father is not to know about this. Do me a favor go get the mail and then go take a shower." She turns back to cooking. "You stink."
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BPOV

Before I could knock on the door Alice opens it. She engulfs me in a hug. Her head goes right underneath my chin and I smell her coconut hair product.
"I saw your car outside! I'm so excited you're here"

Smiling I take her arms from around me. "I'm glad to be here too, Alice…wait-what is this stuff all over me."

I look into her room and see a canvas that Alice had been drawing on but she was less than careful. I had paint all over my shirt and pants. She looks up and down at me in horror.

"Oh. Bella I'm so sorry! I'd let you go in my bathroom but Carlisle is having it renovated. I don't think Edwards here. You can use his bathroom. "She grabs my hand and my bag and starts dragging me across the hall.

I stop in my tracks. "Oh, yeah. When were you going to mention he was your brother?"

She shrugs. "Technically he's my cousin but I didn't think it mattered. Ewww wait, do you like him?"

Disgust must appear all over my face because she relaxes "Actually the exact opposite and I'm not going into any detail. So don't ask."

She chuckles "Wasn't going to."
We walk into his room and I see it's neater that most boys. Everything had a place. His bed was between his dresser and his CD collection. He had a futon going sideways in front of his window and a bookshelf on the far left. Beside the bookshelf was his bathroom. Alice pushes me towards it. "Clean up! I'll go get in my pajamas too. And then meet me back in my room!"

She closes the door behind her and I'm left alone. I open the door to his restroom and that's also clean as well. I place my towel on the sink and turn on the shower. In a few minutes the mirror begins to fog up and I knew the water was ready. I take off the paint smeared clothes and step in. I close the shower curtain to keep the water from escaping. The water felt so good against my skin. Silence in the shower always seemed so weird to me. It always gave me comfort to sing.

"Regrets collect like old friends"
I spray my strawberry shampoo in my hair and its scent feels my nostrils.

"Here to relive your darkest moments. I can see no way, I can see no way. And all of the ghouls come out to play"

I realized I didn't bring my own soap so I grab some off of the walls.

"Every demon wants his pound of flesh, but I'd like to keep some things to myself"

Rinsing off I close my eyes and just stand under the water.
"I like to keep my issues draw but it's always darkest before the dawn"

I started to remember how everybody I had come to love left. My dad, my mom, Carmen. The only person I had left was Emmett and now he had found Rosalie.

"And I've been a fool and I've been blind. I can never leave the past behind. I can see no way., I can see no way and I'm always dragging that horse around."

"Uuhhhhh you have a great voice and all. But the only time I let girls use my shower is after they've slept with me." A voice says from outside the curtain.

I stop suddenly. My eyes open and I hiss. Alice told me he wasn't here and he hadn't realized who he was talking to. I couldn't really get mad about the comment. I was in HIS bathroom.

"I mean, I have to take a shower myself and I can always jump in there with you." I could hear his smirk.

"For fucks sake Cullen. Shut the hell up and cover your eyes." I hiss.

His gears click into place as he hears the hostility in my voice "Swan? What the fuck are you doing in my bathroom?"

"Look. I'm here with Alice." I try to say without sounding like a bitch.

"You're gay?! That makes sense. I knew that's why you didn't like me."

I turn off the water , roll my eyes and reach for my towel. Cursing inwardly when I realize I left it on the sink. "Look you self-centered, pompous, obnoxious ass fuck. That's not what I meant." I pull the curtain back around my face to reveal him standing there with an amused face. "We're doing a project together. I got paint on me and her bathrooms not working. Do me a favor. Hand me that towel behind you."

He smirks "Gotta work for it Swan. Beg me."

My teeth curl up at him. "Give me the fucking towel. Please."

He laughs "More."

"Fucking hell! You're so fucking annoying. Always getting on my goddamn nerves. I'll just get the towel myself. Shit. Can't ask you to do one simple thing without you being up my ass. The fuck did I even do to you in the first place? I'm not saying I hate you. I'm just saying if there was a train I'd probably push you in front of it." By this time I had grabbed my shampoo and walked out of the shower. It took me all of three seconds to get the towel and wrap it around my body.

"I understand this is your bathroom but kindly get the fuck out so I can change."

He had been staring at me since I started going off on him. With a look I couldn't quite place until I got out of the shower and then it turned into lust. I shove him out and slam the door.

When I come out, I'm wearing a tank top and some boy shorts. He's lying on his bed tossing a basketball up and down. I throw a new towel at him and it lands on his chest.
"All yours" I say as I walk out close the door behind me.

EPOV
After grabbing the mail for Esme I run upstairs to my room. I pause in my doorway when I realize the shower was running and someone was singing.

"Regrets collect like old friends"
The sound was so beautiful. It reminded me of a caged bird.

"Here to relive your darkest moments. I can see no way, I can see no way. And all of the ghouls come out to play"

I recognized the song from Glee. Alice made me watch the entire season after she went through a bad break-up with Jack.

"Every demon wants his pound of flesh, but I'd like to keep some things to myself"

I walk towards the bathroom and stand outside.
"I like to keep my issues draw but it's always darkest before the dawn"

Her voice….regardless of how lovely it sounded….was pained.

"And I've been a fool and I've been blind. I can never leave the past behind. I can see no way., I can see no way and I'm always dragging that horse around."

It felt rude to intrude on this so I decided to step in.

"Uuhhhhh you have a great voice and all. But the only time I let girls use my shower is after they've slept with me."

She stops suddenly. I could see her silhouette from the shower curtain and I'd be lying if I said it wasn't sexy as hell.

"I mean I have to take a shower myself and I can always jump in there with you." I secretly hope she would take up the offer.

"For fucks sake Cullen. Shut the hell up and cover your eyes." The voice says from behind the curtain.

Wait a minute…the only person that ever talked to me like that was "Swan? What The fuck are you doing in my bathroom?"

"Look. I'm here with Alice." She says from behind the curtain.

I decide to play with her. "You're gay?! That makes sense. I knew that's why you didn't like me."

"Look you self centered, pompous, obnoxious ass fuck. That's not what I meant." She pulls the curtain back around her face to reveal me standing there with an amused face. "We're doing a project together. I got paint on me and her bathrooms not working. Do me a favor. Hand me that towel behind you."

I smirk "Gotta work for it Swan. Beg me."

Her teeth curl up at me. "Give me the fucking towel. Please."

I laugh "More."

She sighs. "Fucking hell! You're so fucking annoying. Always getting on my goddamn nerves. I'll just get the towel myself. Shit. Can't ask you to do one simple thing without you being in my ass. The fuck did I even do to your in the first place. I'm not saying I hate you I'm just saying if there was a train if probably push you in front of it."
She walks out of the shower and I can't help but look down. All too soon she had the towel wrapped around her body.

"I understand this is your bathroom but kindly get the fuck out so I can change." She says as she pushes me out and shuts the door.

I lay on my bed and grab my basketball. How had I not known her figure was more than great. Maybe if I didn't hate her we'd be a couple…or I would've at least hit it by now. I wonder… A towel hits my chest.

I look up as she's walking out the door. "All yours"

And long after she's closed the door I'm still looking at it.

Okay…I lied about this chapter being Edward's party. It got longer than I intended. Please review. Reviewing gives me motivation to put up another chapter. I need to know if you guys like it or not. I might input some of your ideas. So, REVIEW Thanks.