Chapter Thirty Seven-Save the Last Dance
The night air was surprisingly warm, especially considering it's Forks and all that. I could feel the ringlets that Rosalie had curled to perfection. A light clack of my heels across the paved concrete reminded me constantly of what I was about to do. Though I had admit, I was fucking gorgeous.
The dress I wore was the black one that Ash had sent me. The corset top fit my curves perfectly, while the skirt would flare every time I would twirl and it contrasted nicely with my snow white hair. For shoes, I wore a pair of black one inch heels with straps to keep them secure. While Rosalie did my hair, Alice did my make up. She used little make up, to which I was happy, only using eye liner, foundation and blush with a little bit of red lip gloss.
Rosalie had pulled my side fringes back, like I used to do it, and curled my hair into tight ringlets, making them bounce with every step I took. I could still remember the argument between the three of us concerning my hair.
I was standing in my bathroom, holding a box of brown hair dye. I was going to go back to dying my hair, I didn't want the other students to stare at me weirdly. I barely had time to open the box before my bathroom door is being flung open, and standing before me are two very pissed looking female vampires.
"Isabella Swan, what do you think you're doing?" Alice demanded, shit, she was scary for a midget!
"Uh…" was my intelligent answer. Rosalie sighed and tore the hair dye from my hands,
"Hey!" I cried, trying to swipe the box back. They wouldn't have that, now would they?
"Don't 'Hey' Me! You are not changing your hair back! I like it this way, you look way better with the white blonde than brunette" Rosalie scolded me. I rose an eyebrow,
"Why? It's my hair, I can do whatever I want with it"
"True, but you can't dye it back" Alice told me. I rolled my eyes and tried to grab the box again, only I was-gently-pushed back and away from the blonde goddess.
"Why can't I dye it back?" I grumbled.
"Because, Izzy, don't you want to be accepted and not just as Izzy Swan, but as Pepper too? We know that it was hard for you, but if you truly want acceptance, then you have to give the other's a chance to see you, and I mean really see you. Not just as Izzy" Alice explained softly. I looked to the floor,
"IF they don't see what a treasure you are, not just as Izzy, but as Pepper then those other students don't know what they're missing out on. It's their loss, trust us" I only looked up at the two girls before me and sighed.
"Fine, but if they hate it, I'm going back to being a brunette again" Alice clapped excitedly while Rosalie smirked.
"Rule number one of being a Cullen honey, never bet against Alice" was all Rosalie said as she and said Pixie-Pire walked out of my bathroom, leaving me to my thoughts.
After that, I kept it white and would feel self-conscious when anyone would stare at me for too long. What really surprised me was when Jessica came up to me one day at school and said I looked nice. That really shocked me, I thought she hated me after what happened with Mike in Port Angeles. Speaking of, I can still remember the first time I saw him after that incident.
"Hey Izzy?" I turned to see Mike standing awkwardly, hands shoved deep in his pockets, head bowed, completely submissive to me. From behind me, I could hear Emmett growling, as were Edo and Jasper,
"Boys, shut up" I whispered harshly, before looking back at the possessed Mike. He shuffled his feet awkwardly, before he looked up at me.
"Listen, I just want to say, I really have no idea what got into me. Seriously, I feel really bad about all that happened. Honestly, that's not how I normally am, it felt like I was possessed or something and I just wanted to tell you my side, even though you don't believe me. So, I'll see you around I guess" I just watched sadly as he turned and walked off, tail between his legs. It made me wonder if what Mike said was true and he had been possessed, but if he was, then that spirit is fucking messed up in the head.
"Strange…" I turned to Edo, raising an eyebrow.
"What?" I asked. He sighed and looked to me, a curious gaze in his eye.
"Mike…he's telling the truth, in a way. When I read his mind, his memories were foggy, at best of the last couple of months. He does remember some of the events that happened, not clearly but he does understand the seriousness of what those actions might have caused. Maybe I should watch out for him anyways…" Edo mused. I nodded,
"That is strange"
After that, Mike and I barely talked, and when we did Emmett was always with me, or Jasper or Edo. Any Cullen actually. Emmett still wasn't sure about letting me near Mike, but when he saw how the human boy instinctively stayed away from me, Em seemed to relax, a little bit.
"Pepper…what are you thinking about Snowflake?" my hand automatically went to the snowflake charm around my throat. I always wore the chocker, the only time I take it off is when I'm in the shower and going to bed, but other than that, it's always on me.
"Just…the last couple of days is all…and that I'm incredibly happy to be with you" Emmett smiled, scooping me in his arms and placed the sweetest of kisses on my lips. I wrapped my arms around his neck and brought his lips to mine. I fingered some of his hair at the back of his neck, twirling it around my finger, causing Em to moan softly. I grinned into the kiss, only to gasp when his hand went under my skirt, fingering the lacy panties Alice had me wearing.
"Aw Baby, can't we just skip this dance and go home? We could play house" he whispered seductively, I felt my legs turn to jelly at his suggestion. I'll play house anytime with you Em, I thought.
"Can't, Alice" was all I said. He groaned, only pulling away to press his forehead against mine. Wrapping his arms securely around my thin waist, my arms still around his neck.
"Right, stupid future seeing Pixie Princess" I giggled at his words. He pulled away slowly, only keeping a hold of my hand and led me to his Jeep. He picked me up easily and placed me in the passenger seat before using his vamp speed to get into the drivers seat.
The reason we were so dressed up? Simple, Emmett was taking me to prom.
I really didn't want to go, but Alice kept insisting that it would be good for me to go out and have some fun. When I told her no, Emmett and I played three rounds of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Guess who won?
Now I was forced to be all dolled up, and head to prom, forcing me to mingle with students that wouldn't stop staring at me, or my hair. When I was in the hospital, Mom and I talked about my hair color, and how she wouldn't care if I went back to my natural white blonde, as long as I was happy, she was happy. Dad was cool with it too, as well as Ash. Despite not getting to see him, I somehow knew Kevin was fine with it as well. I was finally happy, and so were they.
"I want to ask you something" Em's voice penetrated my thoughts. Looking over to him, I couldn't help but admire how good the tux looked on him.
"Sure, go ahead" I said, scooting closer to him. He drove the jeep with his knees as he pulled me so I was sitting on his lap, before driving with one hand, while the other arm was secured around my waist. I snuggled into his side.
"What do you think would happen, if I had turned you? Since your half vampire as well?" I looked up at him, topaz meeting blue. I shrugged,
"I'm not too sure really, I've talked to Carlisle about it, and for now he just thinks I should stay the way I am, and later on we can experiment with the vampire side of me. I don't know what he means by that, though I am curious as to what'll happen next" Em nodded slowly. He focused on driving again, and I just cuddled into him, resting my head on his chest, wrapping my arms around his waist as much as they would go.
When we did get to the school, I had to admit, I was impressed with the decoration committee. Since it was a rare, warm night in Forks, the theme was Starry Night. Everyone was wearing some kind of formal wear, with Christmas lights strung up, creating soft lighting for the young couples to relax under. Emmett pulled up beside Roses' red convertible, and turned the ignition off.
"Ready beautiful?" he asked, I grinned and nodded. I may not be happy to have been forced to come here, but I was happy to be here with Emmett.
Holding me bridal style, Em easily got out of the jeep with me in his arms. I grinned, watching as he kept a hold of me while he closed the door with his shoe. I shook my head and laughed when he kept carrying me.
"Emmett, I can walk you know!" I laughed freely. He looked down at me and smiled,
"I know, I just like holding you" smiling softly, I pulled my boyfriends head down so I could kiss him. His tongue swiped across my bottom lip, to which I opened my mouth for him, as our tongues battled it out, I heard a coughing sound from behind us. Reluctantly, we pulled away to see Alice watching, hands on her hips, eyebrow raised and tapping her heeled foot at an inhuman pace.
"Cock-blocker" Emmett muttered, I snorted.
"Only because I don't want this night to end as a pornography" Alice narrowed her eyes at us. I rolled my eyes at her, only to feel my shoes touch the ground as I felt a tugging on my hand and looked to see Emmett dragging me to the cafeteria, where the dance was being held.
"You know what, next time you and Jasper are getting it on, expect me to be there to ruin it for you both" he stuck his tongue out at his little sister.
"That won't happen, cause if you do, Jazz will kick your ass" Em only stuck his tongue out at her again and I sighed,
"Em, put that tongue away unless you plan to use it" I smirked. He paused in his walking, forcing me to bump into him, I looked up and saw him grinning mischievously down at me.
"Is that a promise?" I rolled my eyes, smiling and passed him. I snuck a look back at him, hoping I looked sexy as I bit my bottom lip,
"It's whatever you want it to be Babe" with that, I walked into the cafeteria, leaving Emmett behind. Probably trying to decipher what I just said, I snickered.
"Pepper" I heard Emmett growl behind me, and man was it sexy when he did that. I twirled gracefully, my skirt and hair flaring all around me as I looked to see my boyfriend staring at me, lust filling his eyes.
"Yes?" I grinned, beckoning him forward with my index and middle finger. He had only taken one step before I saw Jasper-cock blocking-standing between the two of us.
"Hey guys, what's up? How's it going? Izzy, care to have a dance with me? Emmett, Rosalie and Alice want at least one dance with you" with that, Jasper dragged me to the dance floor.
He twirled me out and spun me back to him, we started waltzing despite the Pop music playing.
"You really shouldn't do that to him, at least while in a building full of other people. At least wait until you two get a room" he shivered and I tried to tone the lust I must've been projecting.
"Sorry Jay, got a little excited there" Jasper shivered in what appeared to be disgust.
"A little? Darlin' the way you two were acting, I thought he was going to take you right here in front of all these kids" I laughed before shaking my head.
"I was just teasing. I'll tone it down"
"Thank you" relief was evident in his voice. When I looked over the Major's shoulders, I saw Emmett and Rosalie dancing, as Edward and Alice were. I smiled, thinking how cute we all must look.
Aw, you Gotta love sibling bonding.
"How are you holding up?" I looked up at my dance partner.
"I'm fine, why do you ask?" he twirled me again before pulling me back to him. Jasper sure is a good dancer.
"Well, I know you get tired of it being brought up, but what happened with James couldn't have been easy, especially with all that you learned in the studio" I sighed sadly, feeling my shoulders slump. I was grateful that Jasper didn't manipulate my emotions, so I didn't have to feel happy when I wasn't.
"I just…Carlisle's theory and James' observation of the vampire side only coming out when I'm in danger…I've been in plenty of dangerous situations and never has the vampire side even made itself known to me before. As well as learning that my birth mother…I killed her Jasper, she wasn't strong enough to carry me…why would she do that?" Jasper was about to say something when I felt a petite hand on my shoulder. Turning, I looked to see Angela.
Oh Angela, how I love thee.
No seriously, she's the coolest chick ever. When she first saw my hair, she didn't say anything at all, and acted like I hadn't changed even when we both knew I did, more than just physically.
"Um…sorry to interrupt, but I was asked to come get you. You have a visitor" my eyebrows furrowed, visitor? What does she mean?
As in answer to my silent question, she pointed to the cafeteria doors where a tall, lanky Native American boy stood with long glossy black hair and knowing almond shaped eyes. I heard Jasper growl beside me, and from the corner of my eye, Emmett was rigid as he was now dancing with Alice.
"Down boys. I'll see what he wants" I slipped out of Jasper's arms, after giving a little curtsy, he smirked, but it didn't last long as I turned and walked to Jacob.
"Hey, what's up?" I asked. Not too far away, I saw Jessica and Lauren eyeing the two of us, disgust evident in their eyes. When they saw me watching-glaring-at them, they quickly looked away. I rolled my eyes before looking back to the younger boy.
"Wow, Izzy, you look good. For once, you actually look like a girl" he joked, I smirked and lightly smacked his arm playfully.
"I am a girl you twit!" I laughed. He held his hands up in mock defense.
"I know, I know. Listen, I actually do have a reason to be here," now he looked like he was the chicken, and I was the fox.
"What's that?" I asked. He sighed and rubbed the back of his neck nervously,
"I'm not going to lie, you know my dad hates the Cullen's" I felt my body tense, what's he leading this to?
"Look, his words not mine. "Tell Izzy, we'll be watching you, as well as the Cullen's" I really have no idea what he means by that, but he just told me to tell you" I nodded, swallowing.
"Well, tell him thanks, but I can watch out for myself" I smiled, looking over at Emmett. His eyes met mine and I noted the forced smile, I'd have to fix that later.
Looking back to my childhood friend, I gave him a hug,
"It was nice seeing you Jake. We need to hang out again soon" he smiled, like a puppy going on a walk.
"Yeah, definitely, unfortunately I doubt we'll be able to make anymore mud pies" I laughed at that,
"True, but we can always do something else" he nodded.
"Right, well, I Gotta go, I was only here for the message. That and Family Guy is going to be on in an hour" he joked. I nodded, I waved to him as he left the cafeteria.
Turning around, I jumped when I saw my boyfriend standing right behind me.
"Hey, sorry" I shrugged,
"No biggie. How are you?" I asked, I knew he and the Cullen's didn't care for the Quileutes, I knew there was a reason, I just couldn't really remember at the moment.
"I'll better if you dance with me" I grinned, taking his hand as he led me to the dance floor. Just like Jasper did, Emmett twirled me out before twirling me back in, holding me to his chest as he lowered me in a deep dip. I laughed as he wiggled his eyebrows at me. He brought me back up and we just started waltzing.
As we danced, I knew that I wanted to be with Emmett. I wanted him in every way possible, even if it means finding a way to permanently activate the vampire half of myself. I can't imagine life without him, and I don't want to live a life without him, especially now that I met him. Hopefully, Carlisle will help me find answers, it could be in my blood as well, not just depending on the level of danger I was in.
In the end, and at the end of the day, all I know is that Emmett is it for me, as I am for him. Where I can spend eternity, safe in his arms.
Kitsunekit75: Wow….it's all done. Sunset is finally completed….HOLY FUCK IT'S COMPLETED! Seriously guys, I never thought I'd actually finish this! I'm so sad to finish Sunset, but it's good do you know why?
Wait for it….
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SEQUEL TIME BITCHES!
That's right, there will be a sequel to Sunset!
So far I have a basic plot line for it, no title as of yet since I'm still working on it, and yes, Izzy and Emmet will be back, with more adventures stored for all of ya'll. Including…
Wait for it…
Ash and Kevin will make an appearance, we will learn more about Izzy and her hidden families dirty little secrets, and more sexy time for Izzy and Emmett. Also, I plan to have her meet the Volturi, the Cullen's will be leaving Forks, BUT NOT IN THE WAY YOUR PROBABLY THINKING! Absolutely NO love triangles, god those are so stupid, I hate them. Seriously, you know why? Cause the girl or guy in the middle, never goes with who I want! So NO love triangles, and that is set in stone my friends, because they are stupid. No offence to those who love, love triangles, I really don't, too much bad history for me…
Anyways, I will also make the battle with Victoria's army, the Cullen's and the Wolves come faster, maybe…it depends, I'm still working on the Sequel.
Note, I will be taking a short break before I start the Sequel. I love you guys and all the support you've given me, but I need a break, seriously my fingers hurt right now, plus I want to start on a BellaxPeter story, since I hardly ever see those. So if you do see a BellaxPeter pairing story, send me a link.
Also, I would like to thank the Academy!
Okay not really, but I do have a long list of people I want to thank-
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That's it for now. Thank you guys so much, for all of the love and support you have given not only just me, but Izzy, Emmett, the Cullen's everyone in this story is alive because you helped bring them alive. I went through this realization not too long ago that has really changed the way I view writing characters. Characters like Izzy, are not just someone you make up to help move the plot along, they're real, and feel as we do, and have just as much emotions as us, the readers. Character's are just an extension of ourselves, which is how so many of you have fallen for Izzy and the Twilight cast, because, as much as you may not be a fan of Twilight, there are times when you can relate to them and to how they feel. Everything they go through is something we do, or will-though, I seriously doubt the whole, dating and mating with a vampire thing-eventually go through.
I might be the writer, but it's the characters that make the story. I just put it down on paper for ya'll to read. So, I'd like to take this chance to say, Thank You.
Thank you Izzy, for showing us that, no matter the odds, there is always room to fight back.
Thank you Emmett, for being protective, and showing us that love never comes in small packages-wink wink, nudge nudge.
Thank you Carlisle, for being a mentor and father figure that all of us dream of.
Thank you Esme, for showing us that family is family, blood or not.
Thank you Alice, for always knowing just the right clothes to wear and how to do hair and make up.
Thank you Rosalie, for showing that, family is something you never turn your back on, even if you don't fully want to accept some of the things said family chooses to do.
Thank you Edward, for being levelheaded, as much as you can be when Emmett is your brother.
Thank you Jasper, for just being so freaking badass.
Thank you, my readers and viewers…
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