I seriously love that there's so much support for this story. It's a bizarre little concept that I find fascinating and I'm so grateful that you find it interesting as well. I'm sorry that I'm terrible at updating this one!
I have to admit, I'm waiting for someone to review saying, "You're crazy, aliens?"
So for those of you who support me, I will continue to write, even if it is a little crazy ;-)
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The door to the house creaked open again and Bella stepped back in. "When will we be leaving? I have become impatient."
"Right now," I spoke quickly. Bella stared me down as I walked past her.
"I have said nothing," she responded sharply.
I raised my eyebrows at her. She stared back. "You're strange. Bye Alice."
"Bye, space mates!"
I turned and glared at her.
"Oh, and Bella?" Bella turned around reluctantly to face Alice. "I'm not an alien."
Bella opened her mouth but didn't say anything. Then she turned to me and touched my arm giving me an electric zap.
"Confidential," she snapped, rushing past me.
Great, now I had a pissed off alien and had to go see my girlfriend.
Bella was still aggravated with me. I could literally feel the electricity in the air, and I was nervous she would blow my car up...while I was in it.
I glanced over at her for a moment and she spoke coldly.
"Do not look at me. You may very well crash this vehicle, ultimately ending our chance of saving your planet."
Wow. I pulled over to the side of the road. Bella looked around and placed her hands on the passenger window, gazing out. Then, she looked back at me with her expressive dark eyes.
"Why have you stopped the vehicle?"
"I'm sorry for telling Alice."
She remained silent and turned her gaze forward.
I didn't realize aliens could be stubborn.
"Bella, I don't want you to be upset with me. I won't betray your trust like that again, I promise."
"Promise?" She glanced at me. Her hair fell into her eyes. "What is a promise?"
"It's an oath I will stand by," I responded. "I keep my promises. I won't tell Alice anything you don't want me to tell her."
Without thinking, I moved the hair out of her face to see her dark eyes. I needed her to believe me even if I wasn't sure why. Her cheeks turned pink at my touch.
This peculiar, pretty alien was blushing because of me?
"Thank you," Bella whispered. Her gaze was soft for a split second before she frowned and turned away. She lifted her hands to her cheeks and furrowed her eyebrows as if to understand what was happening to her.
Her annoyance and confusion was endearing.
"I-We-you should-" she stuttered and huffed in frustration. Suddenly, the passenger window shattered.
"Jesus!" I shouted, startled.
"My name is Bella!" She snapped. "I apologize for your window." She held her hand up and it immediately went back into place. "We should continue toward our destination."
My lips quirked and immediately I began laughing uncontrollably. This...Bella was incredibly entertaining when she wasn't trying to kill me.
"Tell me why you are doing that!"
She demanded, pointing at me.
"I'm sorry-you're just...funny."
"Funny?" Her eyes widened in horror. I began laughing again. Her arm shot out and latched on to mine as I felt the familiar burning sensation. My laughter stopped and was replaced with anger.
"Enough of that," I snapped grabbing her wrist. "If you do that anymore-that-that hurting me to get your way, I won't help you any more."
"You have no choice," she narrowed her eyes.
"I can leave you right here and drive away," I threatened.
"I will destroy your vehicle before you can get anywhere. If you are still inside it, that is the fault of your own."
"What-Really? You would kill me to get your way?" I wasn't fearful, but rather in disbelief over her suggesting such a thing.
"Yes," she growled, but I could see the hesitation in her eyes. She wasn't a murderer. Or a good liar.
"Nobody would help you, then," I released her wrist, watching the fire burn out in her eyes. "Stop hurting me."
I turned away from her and started the car up again. The tension was thick. Neither of us spoke for a while.
"I apologize for using my powers to manipulate you," she muttered.
"I'm sorry for laughing." I turned and smiled at her. She nodded and looked away.
"So...what happens after you save the world? Do you go back?"
"I have the choice of either staying or returning to my home planet."
"What will you do?"
"I...am still uncertain," she responded as we pulled into the parking lot of my place. I thought that over as I pulled into my space, but saved it for another time.
I opened the building door for her and she muttered a thanks before heading in. I led her to the second floor. We reached my apartment, and I unlocked the door and let her inside. I was nervous. I wasn't sure how to explain the situation.
"Tanya?" I called out.
"One second, baby!" I heard her respond. I glanced back at Bella only to see her glaring at something in disgust. It took a moment to realize that she was repulsed by the wall.
"I know. I didn't choose the color."
"The walls are hideous."
"Pink actually represents a nurturing feeling. And unconditional love," I regurgitated Tanya's words. "And it is also non-threatening."
"The color pink also represents a lack of self-worth, passion, and energy. I understand how the color would be non-threatening," she turned to me. "There is little to it."
I heard footsteps coming down the hall and braced myself.
"Edward, I need to borrow money to buy a dress-" Tanya stopped short, eyeing Bella. "Who is this?"
Bella stared blankly at her.
"This is Bella. Bella, this is Tanya."
Neither of them moved to exchange pleasantries.
"Um..Bella is a-"
"Patient. Edward is assisting me with my problems."
I cringed. That was a horrible thing to lie about. Tanya smiled and turned toward me.
"Edward, sweetheart," she spoke lightly. "Why did you bring one of your...patients...home with you?"
I looked at Bella who simply shrugged.
"She is kidding. She is a friend of Alice's. I'm dropping her off after this." I lied smoothly.
"Oh, thank God," Tanya groaned and reached out her hand to shake Bella's. "Good one. I actually thought he brought a drug addict into our home."
"Tanya," I reprimanded.
"What?" She turned to me, dropping her hand. "I can't believe you do that. For little pay. Those people don't need your help. It's their choice."
"I believe what he does is admirable," Bella spoke softly. Tanya turned toward her. "He assists them with their struggles."
"Oh, please," Tanya rolled her eyes. "He listens to them bitch about their lives."
Bella narrowed her eyes and took a step forward. I was used to Tanya berating my career choice.
She didn't understand. Few people did.
"Tanya, what did you need?"
"Oh, right. I have to buy a new dress for this function coming up at work. We have a new employee and we have to celebrate," Tanya rolled her eyes again. His name is James and apparently, he is supposed to be great for our company. It's this weekend. I know it's last minute, but I really want you to be there with me. In my new dress." She grinned. I smiled back, shaking my head at her.
"You want me to wear your new dress?" I teased.
"Shut up," she giggled, moving closer to me. "Come with me on Saturday. And I'll pay you back for the dress!"
"Okay," I smiled. She leaned up and kissed me on my lips. We had barely touched when I heard something explode. Tanya yelped and flew back.
"What the hell was that?" She asked, looking around. She ran into the kitchen and I stared at Bella. She glanced down at her hands which were shaking. Her mouth was open and her eyes were wide. She shook her head as if to say she didn't know what happened.
"It was the lamp! That's so weird." Tanya came back to where we were. "Sweetheart, can you clean that up? Maybe it was left on too long. I have to run. It was nice to meet you, Brenda."
Neither of us corrected her before she left.
I narrowed my eyes at Bella.
"I will fix it," she spoke quickly and tried to run past me. I grabbed her arm.
"Why did you do that?" I demanded.
"I did not intend to destroy anything. I am uncertain of what happened." She sounded as though she was in a panic.
"You need to control yourself," I spoke calmly. She nodded and left to clean up the mess she made.
I rubbed my eyes. I wouldn't think about any possible reasons for why that happened. I needed to get this whole saving the world ordeal taken care of immediately and then I could get back to my normal, boring life.
One without this strange creature.
She returned to the room.
"We must find the rogue being."
"How do we do that?" I asked. "He could be anywhere."
She shook her head and closed her eyes concentrating. After a few moments, Bella opened her eyes.
"I believe he is near."
"What? How do you know?"
"I can feel his energy. Anytime he uses his powers, I can sense it. He must have used them recently."
"Wow. Where is he?"
"Maybe...maybe fifty kilometers away," she controlled her breathing and made her way to the door.
"What is that, like 30 miles? He's that close?" I was feeling panicky. What would we do if we found him.
"I feel his powers. They appear to be that far away."
I followed her back out to my car and she stopped short.
"He is moving closer," she whispered.
"How close?" My heart was racing.
She shook her head. A thought struck me.
"Wait a minute. If you can sense him because of his power use...then can't he do the same?"
She looked up at me, and I saw the fear and determination pooling in her eyes.
"We should probably get moving," I suggested. "And fast."
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