Chapter 3 is up :) This one is a little longer now, as promised. I am really seriously busy at university at the moment and fanfiction is very distracting, so I guess I'll upload another chapter on Friday.
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"She is just so frustrating!"
Alice shook her head, "Dad you've been talking about this woman for hours."
"No I haven't." I put on my jacket and turned around facing the mirror, "But seriously how can she say that I'm a bad doctor?! I mean she's comparing herself to me, did she study medicine? Has she been practicing it for over 200 years?"
Alice didn't reply and touched my shoulders, "You're ready to go."
"Why do Bella and Edward want to meet up with me anyway?"
"Eh..." She turned away from me, "I'm not sure."
"Of course you are!" I laughed, "You know absolutely everything about everyone! You know more about all of us than Edward does and he's the one who can read minds!"
She turned back to me, "Well...maybe Edward and Bella aren't meeting up with you today."
I frowned, "What do you mean?"
"We might have set you up."
I closed my eyes and sighed, "Alice."
"She's a vampire!" She quickly said, "Irene called us a few weeks ago and said they had a new-comer in their clan and she talked about you and then she wanted to meet you."
"And you didn't think to ask me if I wanted to meet her?"
"Well we were sure you would find some reason to say no."
I shook my head, "Why do you think that?"
She raised her eyes, "Megan."
"She stole from me!"
"She drank human blood."
"She was human."
"We didn't fit."
"We're like sisters."
"Who?" I asked confused and Alice giggled,
"The woman you are meeting today."
Alice grinned "You're trying to think of a reason not to go aren't you?"
"I don't know her."
"That's why it's called a blind date."
"I'm not prepared for a romantic date, I thought I was going to meet Edward and Bella."
She smiled, "You are prepared you look great."
"I don't even know what she looks like."
That made her giggle again, "As if you care!"
I sighed and glared at her, Alice stepped closer,
"I have a reason for you not to say no, we don't know how to contact her and you wouldn't want to stand her up, would you?"
When I didn't answer she added,
"You wouldn't be very much of a gentleman then would you?"
She was right. I couldn't just leave this poor woman waiting for me.
"Where am I meeting her?"
Alice jumped and clapped her hands, giggling, "At the cinema in Seattle, you're watching a comedy! And you should go now. So you're not late."
"Whose idea was this exactly?"
"All of ours!" She dropped her gaze, "I may have started it...but they all agreed!"
"I'll see you later." I headed for the door and still heard her giggle,
"You'll thank me later."
The drive to the cinema was interrupted by a call from Alice reminding me that I should not speak about Esme Platt, as if I had never been on a date before and didn't know it was fatal to speak of another woman and then again by Edward who tried to apologize but failed to do so, because he thought the idea was a good one.
She was standing in front of the cinema and was easy to spot. Her eyes were golden just like my ones where and she was beautiful with blonde hair and a nice smile.
"Hello." She spoke in a calm soft tone, "I'm Anna-Belle."
Smiling I shook her hand, "Carlisle."
She returned the smile, "Irene has told me a lot about you."
"I'm sorry I can't say the same thing. My children didn't tell me I was going on a date, they said I was going to meet my oldest son and his girlfriend."
Laughter escaped her mouth, "Oh I'm so sorry!" She cried out, "You don't have to go out with me, if you don't want to."
"Well I'm here." I smiled, "So I think it's quite clear, that I do want to."
"You adopted all these kids?"
I nodded, "Edward was the first one I changed, that's why I call him the oldest."
"So..." I nodded to the cinema, "Shall we go inside?"
"We could...or we could go for a walk and you can tell me more about your kids."
I smiled, "Let's go."
She wanted to know everything about them and was very interested in their individual stories. We continued to walk through the streets of Seattle talking about our lives.
"What about you?" I asked, "How did you come to Irene and her sisters?"
"I was the Bella in the story." She smiled, "And I loved my Edward. That was in the 60's and we were very happy together. It was a matter of time until I wanted to be like him, so we could be together properly. I never really felt comfortable with my brother and my parents and I wanted to be like my lover. He changed me and I..." She broke of and I didn't force her to continue "well I didn't know what I was getting into. Not drinking human blood...it was terribly hard and I hated him for what he had done to me. I was so scared of hurting my family, that I never spoke to them again and that was...I always thought there was no stronger feeling other than love, but I was wrong. Pain is much stronger. It hurt me so much that I had lost my life, I've regretted my change ever since and our relationship didn't last, we ended up cheating on each other and fighting.." She shook her head, "It wasn't good anymore."
"I'm sorry." I touched her arm, "It must have been hard for you to listen to all of my stories, I changed all of them without asking them."
"And if they were unhappy with their lives, it would have been your fault and your responsibility alone. But I wanted to be changed. It's no ones fault but my own that I am in this situation."
"What about Irene and the others?"
A smile appeared on her face, "I was wandering around, from one place to another when I stumbled across them. They knew what I was and were glad to take me in, because I was like them and I am so happy to be with them because I have a family again."
"And did you ever see your Edward again?"
She shook her head, "No, the last time I saw him was in Paris 1976. We had a fight and I left, I never looked back."
I could hear it in her voice, that she had looked back, more than once.
"Carlisle.." She stopped walking and stepped closer to me, "I really had a good time tonight, better than I expected."
I smiled, "So did I."
Not once had I even thought of the frustrating Esme Platt.
She leaned in and I leaned down and we kissed.
I hadn't kissed a woman like this in a very long time and I pulled her even closer.
When we parted she had a smile on her face,
"Will you give me a call?"
"I haven't got your number."
I closed my eyes. Of course Alice had.
"I'll see you soon." Smiling she turned around and left.
I drove home with a smile and there were no interruptions this time. It had been a great first date. Not only was Anna-Belle a vampire we were also alike in other ways, we connected and understood each other.
I liked her.
When I stepped into the house Alice, Jasper and Edward hurried to me,
"And?" Alice grinned, "Do you want to say thank you?"
"Yes, I do. You were lucky."
She jumped up and clapped her hands, "Wonderful!"
Jasper smiled at her and Edward chuckled, before turning to me,
"So you're not angry we lied?"
"No. Actually I am a bit relieved I wasn't sure what you wanted from me."
He was about to answer, when Ememtts voice from upstairs called,
"Carlisle! Esme Platt is on the phone!"
I felt like crying out,
"Tomorrow I'm changing our phone-number!"
Angrily I stomped up the stairs. Emmett held his hand over the speaker,
"Pretend like you were sleeping, it's two o'clock."
I didn't have to pretend anything I did sound tired, because I was sincerely tired of this woman.
"Esme. It's two o'clock in the morning. What on earth do you want?!"
I was done with being polite.
"I'm sorry if I woke you.." Her voice sounded strange it was shaking and muffled as if she was crying, "I need your help."
There was a break and I heard her try to calm her breath
"I..." Her shook once more and again she broke of, I was about to ask her what it was she wanted, but then she spoke, after taking a deep breath,
"I require your medical assistance."