Hey guys, just a short story idea I'm playing with. Let me know if you would like me to continue with this. This story is about a little girl dying of cancer so just be aware of that if the topic is sensitive for you. I don't own the Twilight characters.

Emmett Cullen wasn't in the best of moods right now, he had taken one of his pranks a little too far and managed to piss off Carlisle. That in itself was an impressive achievement, Carlisle was not one to be easily angered.

Carlisle had promised Emmett he would know what his punishment was when he got home from work that afternoon. Edward and Alice already knew what it was, but refused to tell their brother anything.

'It won't be that bad, Em.' Alice promised him, trying to placate him a little.

'But Alice, Carlisle's punishments are always creative, he'll make me suffer!' Emmett moaned before looking at her with a horrified expression on his face. 'Oh God, he isn't confiscating my Xbox, is he?'

'No, he isn't.' Alice replied, returning to her magazine. 'You'll find out soon. Maybe next time you feel like setting off bottle rockets in his office, you'll think twice.'

'He has to think once first!' Edward yelled from upstairs, laughing.

'Shut up!'

Carlisle arrived home shortly before 5pm, Emmett stared at him, waiting to be put out of his misery. He waited impatiently as Carlisle put his bag away and kissed Esme on the cheek.

'Oh, come on!' Emmett exclaimed. 'What is my punishment?'

'Alright, Emmett.' Carlisle replied. 'I signed you up for a volunteer program at the hospital. For the next month, you'll be reading to a sick child twice a week.'

Emmett's mouth dropped open.

'You have got to be kidding me! Me in a hospital? With little kids?'

'Alice said everything will be fine.' Carlisle replied sternly. 'You will start tomorrow after school.'

He went upstairs with Esme, leaving no room for argument. Emmett couldn't believe it, Carlisle must have lost his mind! Would he really let Emmett loose in a hospital with small children around? Apparently so.

'At least assign me to read to a boy!' Emmett called up after him. 'I don't want to be reading about ponies and princesses and shit.'

There was no answer, Emmett stormed outside.

'He's getting a girl, isn't he?' Jasper asked Alice.

'Sure is.'