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Dedicated to the lovely and talented A.S. Rainwater, who I am a big fan of. She rocks. Go read her stuff.
The soft pattering of rain on the roof kept me entertained as I quietly waited in my room for her to appear and scoop me into her arms to take me away from my human existence. Today was, in fact, the last day I would spend on the planet as a human because tonight, Alice Cullen, my gorgeous, talented, wonderful vampire, would turn me into an immortal.
I sighed as I brushed my hand against the window sill, turning to appraise what remained of my old room. Before I'd met Alice and the Cullens, I lived here by myself, as my parents had passed away when I was a little girl. After their deaths, I was taken in by the Clearwater family at La Push, with Sue becoming my second mom until two years ago, when I moved out.
I chose to move out because I felt I needed to come to terms with what happened to Renee and Charlie, and living with the Clearwater family, while amazing due to Sue being a great mother and my closeness to Leah, it felt wrong to impose upon them when I was more than capable of supporting myself. Sue had objected, but conceded in the end as long as I accepted her help.
Now I was leaving it behind for a better life with my soul mate. And I wouldn't look back.
"Contemplating the future, are we?" came a voice from behind me. I smiled and turned to see my Alice in my doorway, her arms crossed and a cocky smirk on her lips. She strutted towards me until she was standing directly in front of me. "Hey sexy."
I threw my arms around. "Hey yourself."
Her arms curled around me and she pulled me into a tight, tender hug as our lips met. I moaned against her cool lips as they moved passionately against mine. Kissing Alice was by far the best part of any day for me, and I sought out her lips any time I could. Alice, being the tease she was, often enjoyed toying with my lips before giving me what I wanted. Today was different, though.
We kissed until I was nearly out of breath, at which point Alice pulled away from me with hungry eyes while I caught my breath as I rested my head on her shoulder. Alice kissed my neck as we stood there, enveloped in each other's arms. We knew we could stay this way forever.
"Are you excited for tonight?" Alice asked, brushing her mouth against my ear.
"Yes," I replied. "I'm…a little nervous, too."
Alice giggled. "It'll be okay, Bella. I'll be with you every step of the way."
"I know," I murmured. "I'm thankful for it, too."
"Shall we get going to our place?" Alice offered. "Everyone is ecstatic that you're moving in with us and they want to make this last day a great one for you."
"Even Rosalie?" I asked, chuckling. The icy blonde vampire was the only Cullen who took a gradual amount of time to adjust to me being with Alice, and then my wanting to be turned, as she felt I should enjoy my human life more. However, Rosalie and I had grown attached in the past few months and last week she admitted that she did see me as her.
"Rose loves you, Bella," Alice said. "She may be a bit distant, but that's just how she is. In time, you two will grow closer together thanyou already are. And regardless of how she feels, she knows how happy you make me and that the family wouldn't be the same without you."
My eyes widened. "She really thinks that way about me?"
"Yup," Alice replied, popping the 'p' and smirking. "Don't tell her I said it, though."
We giggled together at the thought of tough-as-nails Rosalie having a softer side—even though we both knew she did, it was just funny to imagine—then laced our hands together and slowly made our way down the stairs. I mentally said goodbye to the house I once called mine, knowing it was going up for sale soon. Even though not all memories were good, they were still mine.
Alice gave my hand a reassuring squeeze. "You ready, my love?"
"Yeah," I replied after a moment, nodding. "I am."
When we walked outside, the rain had increased in speed, but was still otherwise placid. I noticed Alice's car wasn't present, however, and turned give her a curious look. Alice grinned and motioned in front of me, as if she were indicating something. Confused, I looked around and saw nothing but the rain. Then I realized; she'd seen what I wanted to do before we left.
"You knew I wanted to play in the rain," I said. "That's why you ran here. Why are you wet, though? Not even vampires can avoid getting wet from the rain, right?"
"You underestimate the speed of a vampire, my dear," Alice giggled. "Okay, yes, I did get drenched when I got here, but drying off was easy. All we have to do is spin rapidly and all the water is thrown off our bodies instantly. You'll see once you turn, my love."
"So…" I looked out to the rain. "Can we?"
"Let's dance," Alice said, extending her hand to me.
I took her hand and we walked out into the rain until we reached the road, which was clear of cars and—mostly—puddles. Alice took my other hand and set it on her hip, then smiled as we began dancing together under the expanse of the gray clouds above.
Alice moved lithely and gracefully with me mostly in her arms, twirling around as our bodies and clothes became damp. I didn't care; I was lost in her honey-gold eyes, which shimmered like the droplets of water trickling down her face. Within minutes we were completely drenched as our dance came to a stop and Alice pulled me in to kiss me.
"Thank you, Ali," I said against her mouth. "That was wonderful."
"You're wonderful," Alice said. "And so am I, for that matter."
I smiled as we rubbed noses. "Know what else you are, Alice?"
"Hmm?" she asked, cocking an eyebrow.
"Soaked," I replied before thrusting myself onto her, effectively pushing Alice onto the ground, smack into a large puddle that splashed everywhere. I sat up and burst into laughter when I saw the look on Alice's face, but was cut off when Alice grabbed and flipped me over so I was the one lying in the puddle as she hovered over me, coal black eyes glaring me down.
"That is not funny, Isabella," she hissed.
I looked into her eyes and lightly splashed her in the face. "You're a dork, Alice."
Alice just stared at me for a moment before pulling me to her body and giggling. "You're a stinker, you know that?" she asked, kissing my cheek. "In all seriousness, let's get you inside so you don't catch your death out here. Hold on tight, my love."
Alice tucked me into her arms securely as I nuzzled into the crook of her neck, and within seconds, she was whipping past trees, only a few raindrops hitting her body. It didn't take her long to reach her home—now mine as well—the massive Cullen mansion, nestled in the forest away from the prying eyes of the townspeople of Forks.
Alice set me down once we were inside and, without my having to ask, spun around rapidly for several seconds, then stopped to smile brightly at me. She was completely dry and my mouth fell open in shock while I stood there dripping wet in the foyer.
"That's so cool," I breathed.
Alice smirked. "Why yes, it is. Let's get you dried off, though, shall we? Amara!"
I smiled giddily as the tallest woman in the Cullen household sauntered down the stairs to join us in the foyer, running a hand through her messy crimson locks as she paused to eye us. She snorted when she saw that I was drenched, then wordlessly walked over and kissed Alice on the forehead before coming over to stand in front of me.
"Hey Belly-Button," she greeted, smirking. "Having fun in the rain, I see?"
I had to really look up at her since she, at 6'2, was a full foot taller than I was. "Yes, I did," I replied, smiling at the belly-baring vampire. "Would you be so kind as to warm me up?"
Amara's smirk grew. "In what way? There are several different definitions that I can think of."
"Amara," Alice chided, shaking her head. "She's going to catch a cold and Esme will yell at me if she finds out I brought Bella here soaking wet. Can you please dry her off? Your fire powers will work much quicker and better than an ordinary hair dryer."
Amara snickered and snapped her left index finger and thumb together, producing a small ball of fire that hovered over her hand. The ball then grew in size until it was half my height, at which point it engulfed me like a giant mouth. Initially, I was nervous at being surrounded by fire, but the warmth felt good and I knew I could trust Amara to not burn me alive.
It didn't take long for the warmth to dissipate as the flames became smaller and smaller until vanishing into thin air, leaving me completely dry. Amara then scooped me into her arms and kissed my forehead as I hugged her back.
"Thanks, Ama," I said.
"No problem," she replied as she set me down. "Oh, Alice, Esme wanted to tell you—"
"That she and Carlisle will be cooking Bella a super meal soon," Alice finished, wiggling her eyebrows mischievously when Amara shot her a glare. "I know, thank you. I had a vision of her mentioning it in passing while I ran through the rain to grab Bella." She turned to me. "You're going to love it, Bella. They're cooking all your favorite foods."
"They don't have to do that," I murmured, blushing at the thought.
"Of course we do, dear," Esme said, appearing from out of nowhere. She beamed at me and scooped me into an Esme hug—the kind that was so full of warmth and tenderness, anyone that she hugged would melt on the inside, and I was no exception—then set me down and kissed my forehead before turning to scowl at Alice. "What did I hear about Bella being drenched?"
Alice held her hands up. "Bella wanted to play in the rain, so we played in the rain. I had Amara dry her up right when we got here; that way Bella wouldn't get sick, I swear."
Esme put her hands on her hips. "Young lady, you know better than to put your mate's health in danger like that. Shame on you." She reached over and lightly flicked Alice's nose, a playful grin playing on her face while Alice growled and rubbed her stricken nose, then turned to me. "We'll make your meal in a little bit. Are you hungry, sweetie?"
I giggled at what she'd done to Alice. "I'm not right—" My words were cut off when my stomach made a loud gurgling noise and my cheeks turned crimson when I heard a chorus of laughter erupting throughout the house. "Okay, maybe I'm a little hungry…"
"It's quite alright, dear," Esme chuckled. "Carlisle and I will start your food in fifteen minutes, how does that sound? Meanwhile, you can have your girlfriend make amends for allowing you to be drenched when you could have caught a cold." She winked at me, then ran into the kitchen.
Alice sighed and wrapped her arm around me. "Are you mad at me for getting you wet?"
I shook my head and melted into her arms. "Nope, not one bit. I wanted to dance in the rain with you and I got the chance, so I'm not complaining, and besides, even if I'd gotten sick it wouldn't matter anymore since I'm going to become a vampire tonight."
"True," Alice said.
"Are you planning on doing anything special today?" Amara asked, arching an eyebrow. "It's your last day as a human, after all. I would've thought you would want to do some cool shit before you became a vampire. Not that becoming a vampire isn't badass, because it is, but you know, there are some things you won't be able to do anymore."
"I know," I replied. "Honestly, I just want to spend some time with all of you."
Amara smirked. "C'mon, Belly-Button. There's gotta be one thing you want to do." She arched both eyebrows this time. "You could get drunk, you could go out and get a piercing, maybe get laid one last time as a human, since we all know you want Alice to fuck you…"
I blushed while Alice snickered next to me. Suddenly I heard the sound of footsteps and several more of my siblings appeared: Emmett, who was giving me his usual goofy grin; Rosalie, who gave me a small smile when we made eye contact; Jasper, who smiled and nodded; and Maria, who did the same along with a wink. I grinned at each of them and ran over to hug Emmett.
"Hey short-stack," Emmett crooned, giving me a gentle bear hug. "It's gonna suck not to have a human sister to tease anymore since you won't be doing embarrassing things as much, but it'll be badass to have you as a vampire! We can arm wrestle, regular wrestle, have hunting challenges…dude, we're gonna have a blast together!"
I giggled as he placed me back down. "Don't forget that baseball game you promised me, Em."
"Oh, I won't," he said. "I'm totally putting you on my team so we can cream your cheating mate here for a change. Her and her damned visions." He scowled at Alice. "You always cheat."
"I do not," Alice replied in mock offense. "You're just mad that I'm better than you."
"Oh, yeah?" Emmett asked. "I bet you can't beat me without using your gift."
"Name it and I'll win," Alice said, smirking. "One hundred dollars."
"Deal," Emmett said. They shook and sprinted into the "game room," though not before Alice pressed her lips to mine for a good luck kiss.
With them gone, I turned my attention to the others and hugged Jasper next. He chuckled heartily and tousled my hair after I pulled away. Maria was next and she kissed my forehead in a sisterly way before tickling the tip of my nose with her finger, which nearly made me sneeze. Then I turned to Rosalie and, regardless of her demeanor, hugged her.
"I'm going to go watch Emmett lose," Amara said. "Coming?"
"Definitely," Maria said, Jasper nodding in agreement, leaving Rosalie and me alone.
For a moment, I thought Rosalie wasn't going to hug me back, but she did once the others were gone. She even kissed my forehead, something she rarely ever did. When I pulled away, I half expected her to be giving me an icy look, but she wasn't. Her eyes were…tender. They spoke volumes for what her mouth didn't and it made me giddy with excitement.
"Does this mean…" I bit my lip. "You really do accept me?"
Rosalie rolled her eyes. "I told you that before, did I not?"
"Well, yeah, but you—" She cut me off with the raise of her hand.
"Bella, I love you," Rosalie said and my jaw just about fell off. "I know I've been a bitch to you and for that, I apologize. It's just my nature to be protective of this family and the way of life we choose to live. And while I may not completely agree with your choice to be turned, I respect and understand it. You want to be with your Alice for all eternity. It's that simple."
"Yes," I replied. "I also want to be a part of this family for eternity, too."
Rosalie's features softened considerably and she groaned. "Damn you and your kindness, Isabella Swan, they are a pain in the fucking ass. Come, let's watch our mates embarrass themselves as they try to prove a point. Any more of this and I might start doing something I regret, like gushing about you or whatever the hell it is Alice does…"
I smiled to myself as I walked with Rosalie into the family room, where Alice and Emmett were playing a video game to see who could win when Alice didn't use her gift. I sat between Alice and Amara and watched on for several minutes, snickering at the humorous commentary the others were giving, likely in order to distract Alice and Emmett from their goals.
"So Bella, when we decide to leave Forks, where would you like to go, hermanita?" Maria inquired, twirling a strand of dark hair around her finger. "Mexico? Spain? Ireland?"
I thought on the random question. "I've always wanted to go to Europe, actually."
"Excelente!" Maria crooned. "That's where we should go, then!"
"I think Europe is a lovely idea," Jasper agreed. "We'll have to wait a few months before we make a concrete decision, however, since you'll need to adjust to being a vampire first, Bella."
"Is it hard?" I asked.
"It can be," Jasper replied. "If you were to be turned and wake up alone, it would be hard, but since you have Alice and the rest of us, the difficulty is decreased significantly. Don't worry, our training will help you keep your senses in check, you have my word on that."
"Thanks, Jazz," I said. "And you too, Maria."
"De nada," Maria replied. "Ooh, I can't wait for you to be turned! We'll have so much fun!"
"Damn straight," Amara agreed.
I turned my attention to watch Alice and Emmett, who were focused entirely on what they were doing, their fingers moving so quickly, all I could see were the controllers they held, as if they were hovering there in front of their wrists. It was surreal to see, but cool at the same time.
I wrapped my arms around Alice and snuggled into her while I watched, more interested in her than what they were playing. Alice moved her head slightly to rest against mine while I started moving my fingers all around her body. I traced patterns all around the shirt she was wearing, trekking down to the hem of her shirt, which I began toying with slightly.
Alice's body twitched at my touch and just as I was beginning to lift her shirt—only a little bit so I could run my fingers across her smooth skin—Alice's hand caught mine and she immediately attached her lips to mine hungrily. I was caught completely off guard as Alice started kissing me, only to stop when a loud blast noise emanated from the TV and Emmett jumped off the couch.
"Yes!" he boomed. "Hell yeah! One hundred bucks, bitch! I win!"
Alice froze and whipped around. "W-wait a minute, I-I was distracted!"
Emmett gave her a huge smile. "So? Big deal! You lose, I win, fork over the cash, Alice."
Everyone started laughing and I bit my lip, realizing I'd cost Alice her win. Alice hissed at Emmett in annoyance and disappeared for a moment while Emmett gave me a thumbs up. I ran a hand through my hair nervously as Alice returned with a hundred dollar bill that Emmett yanked out of her hand and started dancing around with proudly.
"Nice distraction, Belly-Button," Amara said.
Alice turned to glare at me and I held my hands up in surrender. "I didn't mean to do it!"
"I don't believe you," Alice said, pouncing on top of me and leaning in close so her eyes were inches away from mine, the dark gold orbs piercing through me. "You know I can't resist your touch on me, Bella. You totally just cost me my victory."
"Psh, you wouldn't have won," Emmett scoffed.
I puffed out my bottom lip and gave Alice my infamous puppy stare to get her to forgive me for messing her up. Alice grimaced and tried to resist the look, but she caved within seconds and cooed as she cupped my cheeks to kiss me all over the face. I smiled and wrapped my arms around her, pleased at my small victory.
"Damn it," Alice grumbled, pulling me to her lap. "You're too damn cute, Bella."
"Pussy whipped," Amara crooned.
"You're one to talk, Amara," Rosalie scoffed, speaking for the first time since she entered the room. "Speaking of which, where's your stinky mongrel at? I would think she would be here with you, since she's spent every day with you since she moved in with us three weeks ago. Not that I'm complaining. It's nice to breathe without that horrid stench around."
"She's visiting her family on La Push," Amara replied, rolling her eyes. "She'll be back soon."
"Right now," Alice said, pointing to the foyer as the door opened and in walked Leah, shaking the water from her hair as she entered our room. Alice's nose wrinkled cutely and she immediately buried her face in my hair. "Hello, Leah."
"Hey guys," Leah greeted us, grinning at the reaction on Rosalie's face. "Oh! Bella!" I smiled and leapt off Alice's lap to be scooped into the warm embrace of my best friend, who spun me around once the way Emmett often did and kissed my forehead before releasing me. "Man, I'm going to miss you as a human. You don't reek like the rest of these bloodsuckers."
I giggled. "You'll get used to me, I'm sure."
"Yeah, I will," Leah agreed, flopping down into Amara's arms. The two kissed while Rosalie made a grunting noise of displeasure. "What's wrong, blondie?"
"I need to open a damned window," Rosalie grumbled, standing. "It stinks of wet dog in here."
"My bad, let me go spray on some of that cheap perfume you wear," Leah said sarcastically, grinning when Rosalie growled at her. She loved pushing Rosalie's buttons.
"Now, now, girls," Esme said, appearing from the kitchen. "No fighting." She smiled brightly and looked to me. "Your meal is finished, dear."
"Thanks, Esme," I replied, my mouth watering at the thought of food.
I stood up and followed Esme into the kitchen, Alice tagging along behind me. Carlisle was there situating the table to ensure it looked good and offered me a gentle smile when I walked in. He came over to give me a fatherly hug and kiss on the forehead while I hugged him back.
"I hope you enjoy the food, Bella," Carlisle said.
"I'm sure I will," I replied. "Thank you both for making this for me."
"Any time," he answered with a nod.
He and Esme laced hands together and walked out of the kitchen while I sat down, amazed at the massive set-up staring back at me. All of my favorite foods, including steak, shrimp, and my favorite way to eat a baked potato, were set out in front of me and I wondered if I would be able to eat it all. Alice sat next to me and took my hand in hers and gave it a squeeze.
"Eat all you want, love," Alice said. "Save room for dessert, though."
I grinned. "Ooh, dessert? What is it?"
She gave me an impish grin in response. "Wait and see."
Without having to hear another word, I immediately started fixing my plate up with everything I felt I could pile into my stomach without getting sick. I was practically salivating with each bite due to how good everything tasted, especially the steak and potato. As I ate, I honestly began to wish I would be able to enjoy human food as a vampire. I knew I couldn't, though.
Then again, if the "dessert" is what I think it is...I thought, pushing the thought down as I drank from the glass of ice cold Dr. Pepper. When I finished, I sighed contently and sat back in my chair, turning to stare at an incredibly amused Alice. "That was awesome."
"I figured as much," she giggled, tapping my nose. "I thought it all looked and smelled disgusting, but as long as you liked it, I couldn't care less. Ready for dessert?"
"Uh…" I bit my lip. "I'm actually stuffed right now. Can it wait for later?"
Alice rolled her eyes and kissed my cheek. "Yes, I suppose so. I had a funny feeling you would be stuffed since Carlisle and Esme made every food you love to eat. It's alright. I don't want you to eat too much, since I have a little surprise for you and that would ruin it." She winked. "Let's go in the other room while you rest your stomach, okay?"
"Sure," I replied.
We stood and headed into the family room, but not before I hugged Carlisle and Esme again, thanking them for the wonderful meal. They were ecstatic that I enjoyed the meal, but merely waved off my thanks, since they said it was their duty as my parents. Then Alice and I sat down in our previous seats while our siblings were busy bickering over what to do.
"I say video games," Emmett boomed. "That way, more of us can play and I can beat all your asses today, just like I clobbered Alice!" Alice zipped her hand up to smack him in the back of the head for reminding her, while her other arm curled around me. "Ow! Don't be mad at me because you lost, Alice! Now who else wants to go a turn?"
"I will if it'll shut you up," Amara said. "One win over Alice doesn't make you badass, Em."
"Only badass in this house is you, Ama," Leah remarked. She was resting in Amara's arms, which looked cute in my opinion. "And myself, of course."
"Excuse me, but you're forgetting two others," Alice said with a snort.
"You and Bella too," Leah said, snickering.
Rosalie groaned. "And you call me arrogant."
"Because you are," Maria replied, smiling slyly. "Tú eres muy arrogante, Rosalie."
"Whatever," Rosalie huffed, rolling her eyes.
"Uh, guys?" Emmett asked. "Hello? Anyone gonna play or what?"
"I'm in," Jasper said. "Personally, I'd much rather listen to everyone bicker, but kicking you off your high horse before you become too elevated is just as fun." He wiggled his eyebrows. "Why don't we make a little wager, Em? That hundred you got off of Alice thanks to Bella unintentionally distracting her, plus another hundred says you die first in our game."
"Fuck yeah, count me in," Amara said. "I'll double Jazz's amount with you coming in last."
Leah kissed Amara, then rolled off her lap. "What the hell, I'm in too."
Emmett grinned evilly. "I'm so gonna mop the floor with all three of you."
Alice and I watched our siblings play their game, Alice constantly teasing Emmett throughout as payback for her earlier loss. In the end, Emmett lost—thanks in part to a clever distraction Alice came up with when she ripped Rosalie's shirt off, breaking Emmett's concentration—and was forced to pay back the money he got from Alice and then some.
Jasper smiled and handed me the hundred dollar bill. "There you are, Bella. You take it. That way, if Alice gets out of line, you have even more leverage against her."
Maria laughed. "Considering how whipped Alice is, I think that might be overkill, Jazz."
"Hey!" Alice whined. She crossed her arms petulantly. "I'm not whipped…"
"Are too," Maria giggled. "And you know it."
I stuffed the hundred dollar bill into my pocket and smiled at my Alice. "I still love you, Ali."
"You'd better," Alice mumbled, pulling me into another kiss. "Come with me."
She led me into the next room over, which was often used as a secondary family room when someone wanted to do something aside from watch TV or movies or play video games. There was a large piano in the side of the room, several chairs surrounding several full bookshelves, a few beautiful flowers and an extra TV that was used fairly often.
Alice cupped my cheeks and gazed into my eyes. "I want to play for you, Bella."
"You do?" I asked, astonished. I'd only heard Alice play the piano three times prior; the first was when she invited me over to her house as friends, the second was the day after we got together, and the third, the most recent occasion, was on my birthday.
Alice nodded. "Would you like me to?"
I sat down and gave her a goofy smile. "Hell yes, please!"
Alice giggled and speedily sat down at the piano. After flashing me a perfect smile and cracking her knuckles—for dramatic effect—Alice began to play. I closed my eyes and relaxed into the chair as the notes echoed through the room. As I listened, the song Alice played remarkably well sounded familiar to me, but it took me several minutes to recognize it as Moonlight Sonata.
I love this song, I thought, the rhythm of the music sending out a lulling sense of peace throughout my body. I visualized Alice at the piano, her fingers gracefully gliding at each key, the music keeping in pace with the steady beating of my heart. I could feel each touch of each key as she played, almost as if we were connected in an indescribable way.
Several minutes passed of Alice's playing when I suddenly felt a hand on my shoulder. I opened my eyes to see Alice standing before me, her golden eyes almost glowing as they stared back at me, yet the music was still being played. As she helped me up, I glanced over her shoulder and saw the tall frame of Rosalie sitting there, continuing on with the song.
"Dance with me, beautiful," Alice whispered.
I laced my fingers around hers and we began to dance to the music. Alice and I held each other's gaze as we moved; I let Alice lead because I knew, even though I wasn't the best at dancing, that she knew what she was doing and that she would guide me. She'd always guided me, ever since the day we first met two years ago.
I lost myself in her eyes as I thought about the moments we had together that meant the most to me, which, lame as it might've sounded if I said so, was every moment. Being with Alice…words couldn't describe the happiness that seemed eternally stuck swirling around inside of me when we kissed, hugged, cuddled, or held hands. Even the lightest touch made me giddy.
"I love you, Bella," Alice murmured, pulling me closer to her. Her eyes blazed intensely and I wished I could swim in them. "I want you to know that, no matter what happens tonight or in a few days when you awaken, I'll be at your side. You should know, though, there may be times up ahead where things will be rough, but I—"
I cut her off with a kiss, one she happily reciprocated. "Alice, I don't care about the complications," I said against her mouth before kissing her again. "I love you too and nothing will keep us from loving each other. Not the wolves, not the Volturi…nothing. And I know it might be hard after I turn, but I know I'll have you."
Alice beamed and kissed me once more. We continued to dance together while Rosalie continued Moonlight Sonata. It felt as though Alice and I were there by ourselves in a completely different room as the music played around us. It was just us, no one else.
When the music stopped, I was brought back to reality as Alice gently pushed me onto the couch, crawling on top of me as she buried her nose into my hair. We stayed that way for a while, then got up, Alice leading me into the family room where everyone was silent.
"That was lovely to listen to, Alice," Maria said after we seated ourselves. "And Rosalie."
Rosalie snorted as Alice took a bow. "Yes, I know, I'm awesome," Alice said. "Thanks for the assist, Rose. Being able to dance with Bella was much more satisfying than just playing for her."
"Yeah, yeah," Rosalie replied. "No problem."
"So!" Amara clapped her hands. "Belly-Button, what's next on your agenda?"
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"She wants to know what you intend to do before Alice turns you," Leah replied.
"Oh." I bit my lip and thought about it. Was there anything I wanted to do? I couldn't think of much aside from spending time with everyone and…well, there was one other thing. I decided on asking Alice and waited for her to receive the vision to see how she would react while I slowly turn to bat my eyelashes at her in silence.
Alice's eyes glazed over briefly, then returned to normal. "Yes," she said, meeting my eyes.
I blushed. "Really?"
"You bet," she replied, squeezing my hand.
"Somebody's getting laid tonight," Amara sang, snickering directly after. "Ooh, that gives me an idea." The giantess stood and scurried out of the room, reappearing moments later with several bottles of wine and glasses in her arms, which she set down on the table in front of us. "I say we all share a drink to toast Belly-Button's last day as a human. All in favor?"
"Aye!" Emmett boomed.
"Si!" Maria agreed.
"Why not?" Rosalie asked, shrugging.
"Certainly," Jasper said.
"Count me in," piped Leah.
Alice and I shared a look and nodded in unison, which was all Amara needed to pop open the wine bottles and started pouring the wine into the glasses, then passing them out to everyone except for herself and Leah, Leah grabbing the only unopened bottle.
"I want to do shots out of our bellybuttons," Leah said, smirking at Amara. "Sound good?"
"Fuck yeah," Amara replied, leaning back, Leah pouring the shot in seconds later, then sucking and licking the wine out. That's how they drank their wine while the rest of us drank it from glasses, though I did so slowly to enjoy the taste. "I don't care what you guys think, this is the best way to drink."
"Agreed," Leah crooned.
"It's hot, too," Emmett said, earning a light shoulder smack from Rosalie.
"This stuff tastes good," I said, watching Leah and Amara with Alice.
"It does," Alice replied. "Esme and Carlisle get the best wines in the world."
I rested my head under her neck until my wine was gone. I felt a little odd after consuming it and giggled to myself, as apparently I'd gotten a small buzz from consuming a tiny bit of wine. The others seemed completely fine, however, even though they were drinking twice as much as me.
"Can I have some more?" I asked.
Alice giggled. "Bella, if you have another glass, you'll get tipsy."
"Seriously?" Maria asked, laughing. "Someone can't hold her alcohol."
"Shut up," I grumbled. "I can't help it."
Esme appeared in the room with a camera in her hands. "Hello dears," she said and all of us greeted her back. "Bella, might I be able to grab some pictures of you with everyone? I wanted to take this opportunity to take photos of you while you were still human to add to your memory book, and since you'll be heading upstairs soon, this seemed like the best time."
"Of course, Esme," I replied, touched by her request. "Thank you."
Esme proceeded to snap pictures of me with Alice and the others, who quickly got into the photo taking spirit. Emmett held me over his head, Amara and Leah smothered me with hugs—and other, more embarrassing ways—and other cool poses, while Jasper and Maria took a more subtle, average photo with me. Even Rosalie smiled as she pulled me onto her lap.
She took more of Alice and me together than anything, though. We struck poses, stuck out our tongues, made funny hand signs, and did a family photo with Carlisle and Esme as well before the camera ran out of film—much to Esme's dismay—and she was forced to stop. She and Carlisle then pulled me into loving hugs, telling me they'd see me later.
"You won't be here after I come to?" I asked, surprised.
Carlisle shook his head sadly. "I'm afraid not. Alice will explain, don't worry."
"When will I see you?" I inquired.
"Alice will call us when you awaken," Esme replied. "We'll be back a few days later."
With that, they kissed my forehead and left the room, leaving me feeling sad. Alice gave my shoulders a gentle squeeze and told me they weren't leaving or anything, they'd just be giving us our space because apparently I would be a bit wild after I first turned. With a sigh, I relaxed into her embrace until I looked at the clock on the wall, noticing how late it was getting.
"Alice?" I said, glancing at her. "Uh…can we…go upstairs? I-I want to spend some time with you alone now since it's almost time for you to turn me."
"Gladly," Alice replied, standing. "I would say goodbye to everyone before we do, since this will be the last time you see them as a human. No more blushing or being as easily embarrassed by Emmett or Amara, no more Leah not stinking like she does…everything will change. I'll wait for you while you take a moment. Then…well, you won't be back downstairs for a while."
I did as she suggested and threw my arms around my siblings once more, each of them giving me words of encouragement, even Rosalie and Leah, who was a wolf, not a vampire. After I'd finished, I swallowed down the tears that threatened to form for no reason and headed upstairs with Alice, who held my hand tenderly in hers.
"There's no reason to cry, angel," Alice murmured soothingly. "It's not goodbye."
"I know," I said, rubbing my eyes. "I'm just a sap."
"Yes, but I love you for it," she cooed. When we were in our room, Alice led me to the bed and held up a finger. "I'll be right back. I hope you're hungry."
She disappeared out the door before I could reply, coming back shortly after with a plate in her hand that had a large piece of cheesecake on it. My mouth watered at the sight as Alice sat on the bed with me, smirking at my expression. Alice leaned down and breathed on the cheesecake before handing it to me, followed by a fork.
I took a bite of the cheesecake—strawberry flavor, my favorite—and moaned at the burst of flavor that flooded through my mouth. It was awesome. I decided to savor each bite of the delicious dessert as best as I was capable of, shuddering from the mixture of flavors, especially the one that I could only describe as pure Alice.
She took the plate and fork from me when I finished and put them aside. "Good?" she asked.
"Yummy," I replied, shuddering.
"Good," Alice purred. "But I know something that tastes even better." She pounced on top of me instantly, pinning my wrists to the bad as she gazed into my eyes with her darkening orbs full of love and desire. "I'm going to make sweet love to you, Isabella Swan, then turn you to make you mine for eternity. And when that happens…" She licked her lips. "God help you."
I gaped at Alice, awestruck by the huskiness in her voice. "A-Alice, w-what do you…?"
"You'll see," she said, smirking. Then her smirk dropped and she grew serious. "Before we get into this, you need to know something, Bella. After you turn, you'll either want to do one of two things: hunt or mate. If you choose mating before hunting, things might get a little wild. You see, when two vampires mate for the first time, they…have a struggle for dominance."
I frowned. "What do you mean?"
"Only one of us can be the dominant partner," Alice said. "We'll have a brief struggle that neither of us will be in control of, that won't end until one of us submits. It's just our instincts taking over and…I want you aware that if I hurt you I am really, truly sorry. Once that's over with and we mate, however, everything will go back to normal. Okay?"
"O-okay," I replied nervously. "Will it hurt?"
"No!" Alice replied, horrified at the thought. "No, the dominance struggle is never painful, just mildly unpleasant and time consuming." She paused. "You're referring to me biting you, huh?" I nodded and she smiled. "When I bite you…I can't even begin to detail the feeling, but it will induce you to orgasm because it will be the greatest pleasure you've ever felt."
I blushed at the thought as Alice released my wrists and started to remove her clothes. Within seconds she was completely naked, allowing me a chance to gawk idiotically at her angelic form until she started tugging at my jeans. I prepared to help her, but she yanked them off of me and threw them to the floor before I could, followed by the rest of my clothes.
My blush deepened as I lay there unclothed, Alice's dark eyes scanning up and down my form as her lips curled into a tender smile, her fingers brushing against my skin.
"You're so fucking beautiful," Alice said. "Everything about you is perfect. I'm blessed."
Alice captured my mouth, my hands moving to her silky hair as hers trekked down my body, lithely running down my form as she kissed me with passion and hunger. I gave Alice full control of my mouth and body, allowing her tongue to snake in and explore while her hands eventually stopped to cup and lovingly grope my breasts.
"So sexy," Alice breathed between her kisses, even with her tongue in my mouth. Her body was already starting to gyrate from her natural purring, which I loved, but could hardly focus on because she'd never kissed me with the vigor she was at this very moment.
She broke away when I needed air, but didn't stop kissing all over my face. Cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, ears, neck, throat…she didn't leave any area untouched as her movements became faster and she even nibbled on parts of my neck, yet not once did she hurt me. I kept my fingers curled into her hair, loving every second of what she was doing.
"My breasts," Alice breathed against my skin, her tongue lancing out to graze my left nipple, causing my body to involuntarily jerk. Alice tenderly licked and suckled on my nipple while swirling her tongue around the breast itself, her free hand moving down to grope my rear.
"God," I moaned, warmth beginning to pool in my stomach. This girl's mouth is amazing.
Alice switched to my right breast to give it the same attention, even nibbling around the most sensitive area for added effect. I could feel my heart pounding in my chest as she pulled away and continued lower to the plain of my stomach, nibbling more frequently around it until she came to the center, at which point she stopped her kissing and brought her left hand down.
"My stomach," she purred, kissing my navel. "My bellybutton."
Her finger began to trace around my bellybutton, a smile gracing her lips as I moaned a little from the tease. While she did this, a random idea formed in my mind and I decided on it to see if Alice would be open to it or not. Alice's finger stopped momentarily as the vision hit her, then it retracted as her dark eyes looked up at mine, silently asking for my certainty. I nodded.
Using her finger nail, Alice cut open a sliver directly above my navel, causing blood to form and rapidly trickle downwards, filling my navel up. Alice let this continue until my navel as full, at which point she rapidly licked the cut she'd made, her venom burning, yet healing the small wound instantly. Then she dipped it into my filled innie, lapping up the blood like a cat.
Alice moaned and I found myself moaning as well, the sight of Alice licking my blood turning me on more than I thought possible. When the blood was gone, Alice let out a low, guttural noise that sounded like pleasure, then continued kissing down my pubic line to my center. She stopped again, this time to brush her nose against it and breathe in.
"So good," she shuddered, her words making the warmth in me spread.
Alice quickly started again, however, using fingers, her tongue, and her skillful mouth to build up the warmth pooling in my belly until I couldn't hold it in anymore. Alice was soon lying next to me, tasting her fingers while I panted, about ready to pass out from the overload of sensations flowing through me. I turned to smile lazily at my girlfriend, knowing the night wasn't done.
"Mm," Alice purred. "Tasty."
I snuggled into her arms and sighed. "Thank you, Alice."
She kissed my cheek. "Thank you, my angel. That was amazing. And thanks for the blood."
"No problem," I said. "Can I take a nap?"
"Bella," Alice murmured, gazing into my eyes.
"I was kidding," I replied, shrugging innocently while she rolled her eyes. "So…"
"Relax," Alice said. She gave me another kiss, then gently pushed me back. "Would you like me to put some clothes on you before I turn you, or do you want to stay naked?"
"Would it matter either way?" I inquired.
"Your clothes would probably be ripped off," Alice remarked. "Plain and simple."
"Then I'll stay naked," I replied, unable to stop myself from blushing.
Alice sighed. "I'm going to miss your blush. It's so cute." She laid her head down on top of my left breast and stayed there for several minutes, resting one hand on my middle while the other wrapped around me. "I'm going to miss your heartbeat the most, I think. It's so lovely."
"Sorry," I mumbled.
"No reason to be sorry," Alice said, sitting up. "Are you ready, Bella?"
I gulped. "As ready as I'll ever be."
She smiled and stroked my cheek. "I won't leave your side once, I promise."
I nodded silently, unwilling to say anything in fear that I might try to stop her. Alice gave me one final, lingering kiss, the last one I would receive from her as a human, then smoothly moved my neck to the side and leaned forward. I closed my eyes and hugged her close to me, the feeling of her sharp teeth biting into my skin seconds later, and I knew there was no going back.
"I love you, Alice," I whispered. Then the venom began seeping into my body. I saw stars.
A/N: Thus ends the first part of a twoshot for a very good friend. Part two...well, you'll see when it comes out. :P
I hope everyone enjoyed it. Until next time. :D