A/N: hello my lovelies! thank you all for each and every one of your reviews, follows and what not. I love every review, even ones of criticism. it's all encouraging so thank you. ALSO I haven't quite decided on how this will end but I'm working on it. I'm not sure how many more chapters it will be or what. ALSO I've been thinking about writing a new story so if you guys have any ideas I'd love to hear them! They don't have to be Emmett and Bella pairing, I don't discriminate haha. They can be AH too or wolf pack or what ever floats your boat.
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After hours of our activities, we just laid there in complete silence. It was deafening. I rolled over to look at Emmett, only to find his gaze already fixed on me. He shot me a lopsided grin.
"I missed you Bells."
I chuckled, "I know you did Em. But...we never actually talked about what happened."
He sighed, "I knew this would come sooner or later."
I bit my lip, "I'm gonna take a shower and we can talk after, okay?"
He wagged his eyebrows in a suggestive manner. "Mind if I join you?"
I rolled my eyes as I began to scoot away from him, and out of the bed. "You can use the guest bathroom down the hall."
I heard his huff of annoyance as I moved towards the closet to grab a comfortable outfit for the day. While I was in the closet, I heard Emmett proceed to stomp down the hallway and slam the bathroom door. I had to withhold a laugh. He was so childish sometimes.
I grabbed a pair of yoga pants and a grey tank top and went off to my shower.
After showering I got dressed and combed my hair out, letting it fall into its natural waves. I glanced down at the hair dye still on the counter, grimacing at the fact that I forgot to do it. I'll just call Alice up later today and have her do it.
The sound of a body hitting my bed brought me out of my thoughts. Suddenly refocused, I put my brush down and pulled the bathroom door open to reveal Emmett, still in his towel, lounged across my bed.
"Dammit Emmett, get dressed."
He pouted at me, "But I don't have any clothes here."
I zoomed into the closet and tossed him a pair of basketball shorts and T-shirt he had left here from a previous stay.
He caught them and stood up to dress, "Oh Bells, didn't know you were stealing my clothes."
I rolled my eyes as I leaned against the doorframe, "I'm not stealing your clothes. You left them here a while ago, moron."
Pulling his T-shirt on, he responded, "Hey now, no need for name calling. I'm hurt."
Pushing off the doorframe I went to stand in front of him. I looked up and met his eyes, "Now we really need to talk. Please stop trying to change the subject. Normally I would welcome it, but this is not the time."
His mood suddenly changing, he leaned down and kissed me on the forehead. "Alright babe, we'll talk." Taking my hand he towed me out of the room and down the steps, into the living room. He plopped himself down on the couch and I took a seat in the chair across from him.
I took a deep breath, trying to reel in my emotions. "I don't understand why you didn't talk to me for a week. We had a fight and you ran away. You acted like a coward Emmett. I...I don't want to marry a coward."
I looked up at him and noticed his jaw flexing in anger. "I'm not a coward Bella."
"Then what do you call ignoring me for a whole seven days?"
"I was getting my head together, I-"
I cut him off, "Bullshit! You were not getting your head together! You were pissed off at me because you knew I was right about Rose! You still love her and you aren't over her! Just admit it Emmett, stop being a coward and admit it! I'm a big girl, I can handle it."
A snarl was beginning to bubble at his lips, "Don't call me a coward again Bella. You are testing my patience."
"Would you rather I call you a liar?! Because you're one of those too!"
"I am not a liar."
I exploded out of my seat and was in front of him in a flash, standing over him. "Then answer my goddamn question Emmett! Do you love Rose or do you love me? Cause you can't have both. I'm tired of you Cullens fucking with my life. I was doing just fine until you all came along! I had everything figured out and all you guys did was rip it apart. And when it wasn't Edward, it was you! The one person I thought I could depend on and what do you do? You walk away the second things get tough!"
He bolted up from his position on the couch, looming down at me. "You want the truth Bella?! I'll give you the truth! Yes! Yes I still love Rose! Okay? Are you happy now? Is that what you wanted to hear?! Huh?"
I bit my lip, wracking my brain for a sensible response. I knew he loved her, but it felt so much different hearing from him. I looked up and met his eyes, hardening my stare, "That's exactly what I thought."
He sighed, "But tell me this. Don't you still love Edward?"
I gasped and continued to glare up at him, "This isn't about me!"
"That answers my question right there. Yes. I know you do."
"You have no right to push this on me!"
He shook his head, "What I'm saying is, you and Edward were together for a while and you were head over heels for him," I opened my mouth to protest but he just held his hand up to silence me, "I could see it every time you looked at him. You loved him to death Bella. You would've given up anything for him."
I ran my hand through my hair and folded my arms across my chest, continuing to look up at him.
He went on, "I know how it effected you when he left."
Rolling my eyes I decided to cut in, "Can we please not talk about that? It wasn't a good time for me."
"Bella, I'm saying this to say, that's how it feels for me with Rosalie. We were together much longer than you and Edward were. She found me, and changed me. I really, truly loved her. I believed she was my mate. You have to understand how strongly I was bonded to her."
Feeling my anger ignite again I narrowed my eyes at him, "I didn't want to talk to listen to you profess your undying love for her. If that's how you feel then we don't need to be having this conversation."
He fisted his hands through his hair, tugging on the roots. "You're missing my point! The difference is I loved her but I am in love with you! Don't you see that? I am irrevocably and unconditionally in love with you Bella."
Before I could react he buckled down to his knees in front of me, buried his head into my waist and wrapped his arms around my torso. I could feel his silent sobs shaking my body too.
Seeing this man, completely broken in front of me, softened me. How could I be mad at him when deep down I knew there was still something there for Edward? I should've seen this before. He's been so strong this entire time that I almost forgot he was suffering too.
I ran my fingers through his hair. "Emmett, it's okay. I understand and I love you too."
"Honestly, I'm working on getting over her. It won't happen over night but you are the one for me. I can't see myself without you. You're the one Bella. You're my forever and always."
I just let that comment hang in the air. It warmed me to hear him say those words.
After minutes of just staying in that position, his sobs subsided and he stood up in front of me. He grasped my chin between his thumb and index finger. "Bella I'm sorry I overreacted. I'm sorry I stayed away from you for a week. I'm sorry for everything. I missed you so much. I love you."
I couldn't help the small smile that took over my face, "I know, I know. And I'm sorry too, for blowing up at you."
He smiled and shook his head, "Nah, I deserved it. I was an ass."
I beamed up at him, "You're right, you were."
He chuckled and bent down to give me a passionate kiss. I returned it with the same fervor.
Pulling away from him he grinned down at me and began to pick me up, bridal style. "What do you say to another visit to the bedroom?" Finally, the playful Emmett was back in full force.
I rolled my eyes playfully, "No no, I'm thirsty." Gracefully, I leaped out of his arms and walked slowly over to the door, teasing him. "Come on, lets go for a hunt."
He grumbled but followed anyway, "Fine fine. But when we get back..."
I leaned up on my tip toes, pressing my lips to his, effectively cutting him off, "When we get back, we'll be calling Alice over."
He tugged away and gave me a confused look, "Alice? Why Alice?"
"Well for one, I have to get rid of this blonde," I gestured to my hair, "And two...we have a wedding to plan."
At the sound of my words, a huge smile took over his face, dimples and all. He wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me into an exceptionally long, appreciative, kiss. I giggled, and returned it.
He eventually placed me back down on my feet, and kissed my forehead, both of my cheeks and eventually the tip of my nose. "I love you."
I pressed a chaste kiss to his lips and took his hand in mine. "I love you too. Now come on you oaf."
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