A/N - Here is another story from me. This is an Emmett/Bella story though the other friends will make an appearance as we go along. Edward/Rose, Jasper/Alice. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words but are the words always the right ones. Follow along as Emmett and Bella try to find out. As always my stories are complete except for final edits as I post. I will update this story once a week, please feel free to review and keep me on your favorites list. ENJOY!
What Thousand Words Can You Create from the Pictures of this Story?
"Mom, I'm going to go get the ice! How many bags do you want?"
"Three if you can juggle it or two will work."
"I got it."
So I headed back to the little dock store, I paid at the register. Then I went and got the ice thinking that then I could manage the walk back down the pier. As I got to the door, I used my foot to start kicking the door open since my arms were full. When my foot didn't find the door like I was expecting, I started stumbling with the three bags of ice in my arms. As I'm starting to fall out the open door, the gentleman turned in time to see me stumble into him with all my bags of ice. He caught me as my arms full of the bags of ice ran into a very solid abdomen. Man this guy was tall and big I thought.
He said, "I'm sorry, Miss," and he got a hold of one of the bags of ice. This allowed me to better catch my balance and then he asked, "Are you okay?"
"Yes," I said.
"Do you need a hand?"
"No, thank you. Just put the bag back in my hand. I don't have very far to go."
"Okay, if you're sure." The large gentleman put the bag of ice back in my one hand, stepped back to give me more room and let me to pass.
I started back up the dock to head to the pier full of houseboats. As I left I said, "Thanks."
I continued up the boat ramp with all three bags of ice and managed quite easily. I passed another gentleman on the way down the ramp; he was kind enough to yield to me so that I could get by. He said, "Hi."
I said, "Hi," and continued on my way.
I stayed standing at the door and watched the lady head up the dock. She was wearing a 1 piece swimming racer suit and a pair of short shorts. She had her waistband folded over on the shorts to make them even shorter. She was not model, hot; but she was beautiful. Her hair was braided down her back. I wanted to run my hands through that braid and pull it free so the breeze could blow it around and then I would brush it until it glistened in the sun light. I felt myself responding to her looks. I wondered if I would ever see her again. Oh well probably not. I was here to work and it was a huge lake.
My buddy caught up to me and waved his hand in front of me to distract me from my view and said, "She's quite beautiful, isn't she?"
I turned to him and said, "Yes, she is."
"Too bad, McCarty, we're here to work though. So let's get the last of the food we need and head out for your video shoot."
"Fine." We walked in the store and the door closed. I could no longer see my beautiful angel. That was all she was going to be an angel. I would probably never see her again.
Back on my family's houseboat, my brother and I got all our food into the cooler surrounded by plenty of ice for the next three days. Forty minutes later, the four of us shoved off and headed onto the lake. The sun would be setting soon so we got about twenty minutes away from the marina and found a cove to anchor in for the night. Once we got near the sandy shore, my brother and I jumped off the bow of the boat to anchor us to the shoreline for the night.
Then mom and I cooked our family's dinner. The four of us sat, talked and enjoyed dinner together. I was enjoying our own private and personal space away from the city. There were houseboats around; but we didn't have to interact with them or the people on them. It was like they were just part of the scenery. I actually felt I could walk around free up here and not look over my shoulder. Soon I got ready for bed, I took my sleeping bag and an air mattress out and slept on the back of the deck under the stars.
The next morning my brother and I jumped in the chilly water to help my dad pull anchor from the sandy beach so that we could get under way, I changed into sweats to warm up and helped mom get breakfast together. Dad shut the boat down and we just floated while we ate breakfast. Once breakfast was cleaned up, dad got back behind the wheel and we headed out exploring the lake. I took a book, changed into a bikini. I told my mom, "I'm going up on the roof to read and get some sun."
"Okay, enjoy Bella."
After about an hour, my dad stopped in another cove. I threw on my wetsuit over my bikini and swam around for about 45 minutes. Then I got out and rinsed off. My mom and I made lunch and once again after eating and cleaning up, we started cruising around again. I went back up on the roof to read and sunbath some more. After thirty minutes, I was so relaxed that I fell asleep.
"McCarty," Mike said and brought me out of my reverie. I was daydreaming about the girl from yesterday. No wait; she was a woman, curves in all the right places.
"What?" I said as I jumped some. Then I saw Mike finish getting on my houseboat. "What's wrong?"
"Our model isn't at the docks. Her sister was killed in a car accident yesterday. If we call the agency for another model, we'll be here three or four more days before we start shooting this video."
"I have an idea. Meet me on the speedboat in 10 minutes. Have Tyler just come on back here." Then I was gone. I threw on some nicer shorts and a polo. I grabbed a hat and my shades.
I met Mike on the speedboat. I grabbed the wheel and turned us onto the open lake. Mike looked at me and asked, "Where are we going?"
"To the marinas."
"To try and find that woman from yesterday."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, she's perfect. That's what I thought when I saw her yesterday. Plus this way we won't be behind nearly as much as if we had to wait for a new model."
"True, but how are you going to convince her?"
"My boyish charm and I'm hoping she'll just want to do it."
"Okay, what can it hurt?"
Within thirty minutes, we were back at the marina. Fortunately, it was the same shop keeper as yesterday working at the register.
I used my boyish charm and my McCarty name explaining to the shop keeper the situation. Then I asked if he remembered the doe eyed, chocolate haired woman I bumped into at the door.
"Yes and she had legs, too as she was enveloped into you as she tried to fall. Lucky Bastard to have her in your arms."
"Yes that's her. Would you please tell me her boat number so that I can see if she'll be in my video?"
"Yes," and he gave us her boat number. I was so excited thank god for my fame and boyish charm.
As we ran back to our speedboat, Mike said, "This is going to be like finding a needle in a haystack."
"My luck is going to help us find her, I just know it."
Mike was starting to complain about being hungry. It was closing in on 1, but I put the binoculars down and said, "Straight ahead, I see their boat." As we approached, we could see two people were fishing on the front of the boat. We circled and came up on the port side, I got the attention of the young man on that side. He must have recognized me and helped me tie up to the port side of the boat. I asked, "Can we talk to you for a few minutes?"
"Sure, McCarty, but what about and why would you want our attention? Hold on let me get my parents. I can't believe you're on our boat."
Mike then said, "She isn't going to leave; this is a family trip."
"Shhhh! Let's find out."
Once we were on the front of the boat together, I introduced myself and Mike my agent to the kid and his parents.
The father stepped forward and said, "Hi, I'm Charlie, this is my wife, Renee and our son, Seth."
Renee stepped forward to shake my hand and said, "Bella loves your music. I think she has all your CDs."
"Bella, I'm assuming is your daughter."
"She's on the boat with you."
"Yes, she's asleep up on the top deck. Why do you ask?"
"Well, we're here shooting a music video for the week. Our model can't make it; she had a death in the family. We were wondering if Bella might want to fill in."
"Our daughter isn't a model," Charlie said.
"That's fine. I bumped into her yesterday at the store and to me she is a natural beauty and the perfect representation of this land that we're showing off in the music video." Then I noticed Charlie take Renee's shaking hand. "I'm sorry, did I say something wrong?"
"No, you didn't; but I'm not sure. We were only going to be here for two more days. Our daughter has had a rough go of it over the last year. So we all came up here to get away from Phoenix and hopefully leave some of the pain behind."
"What do you mean?"
"Simply put, she was stalked by a neighborhood kid for a while unbeknownst to us. Then he tried to attack and rape her and almost got away with it. My wife came home unexpected and caught him. Bella is having a lot of issues."
"I can understand your concerns, but first let me tell you the concept of the video. The ultimate scene is a final simple quiet kiss. The rest is her and I by ourselves doing different things. Maybe a little bit of skin contact while being fully clothed next to each other. We are showing off the country side. We will sit close together at a fire and ride horseback together. Do you think she might do it?"
"Maybe, but she might not give you what you what you're looking for either?"
"That's okay, we're willing to take the chance."
"Where would she stay? Would you bring her back to Phoenix when you're done?"
"Yes, we could bring her to Phoenix and I've three empty rooms on one boat she could have her choice of rooms and they all have locks on the doors if that'll make her feel safe and also so that you know she'll be safe. So will you ask her?"
"No," Charlie said and my face dropped; but then he continued, "I'll let you go up and ask her." Her brother gave me a thumbs up as he led me to the ladder.
"Good luck," Seth whispered and then said, "I hope she does it; it'll be good for her, a great adventure."
I climbed the ladder and there on a beach chair lay the angel I thought I would never see again. I went and sat down next to her and had to hold my hands back because I wanted to touch her so badly. Instead, I started to quietly sing her one of my songs. It worked; I could tell she was slowly starting to wake up as she rolled her head toward me. As her eyes opened, I smiled at her and said, "Hello."
I heard one of my favorite McCarty songs being song to me. That's weird I thought I didn't bring any headphones or music up here with me. Some boat must be close by cranking music and I can hear it. I rolled my head towards the sound and as I opened my eyes briefly I heard a male voice say hello so I blinked an opened my eyes again saying, "Hello."
"Hello, Bella," he said again.
I rub my eyes again and looked at McCarty again and said, "Are you the real McCarty and singing to me on my parent's houseboat?"
"Yes, Bella; I am."
"What are you doing here?"
"I'm hoping to get your help."
"Help with what?"
"I'm here to do a music video. Our model couldn't make it; there was a death in her family yesterday. So I'm hoping that I could convince you to make the video with me."
"You're asking me to be in one of your music videos."
"Yes, will you?"
"Wait a minute; you're the abdomen that I ran into coming out of the store yesterday." Then I blushed incredibly pink because I said abdomen instead of man.
"Yes, that was my abdomen that you tried to freeze out. It was my fault anyway."
"I just realized that it was you."
"Well, will you?"
"What do I have to do?"
"Wear a bathing suit and show off this beautiful country up here. At other times, you'll wear shorts and jeans. Plus ride horseback with me, sit by a campfire with me and for one scene in the video there'll be a brief kiss."
"That's a lot of work for the next two days."
"Actually, we're up here all week shooting and we'd like you stay with us. Then I'll bring you back to Phoenix next Sunday."
"I don't know," and I started to get up.
"Bella," and he reached out and touched my hand.
"Your parents and brother told us, my director who is downstairs and I, briefly what happened. I promise if you give this a shot; I'll do everything in my power to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. If that means in three days you come to me and tell me that you want to go home you can, but please give it a chance. I promise to make it fun."
"You're really serious, aren't you?"
"Yes, I am. After almost plowing into you at the store, I thought you could do the video then. And now that I'm seeing you in this beautiful suit I know you're the one. Come on give it a try? I'll make you deal comeback with Mike and I, see what it's like to work with all of us, have dinner with us and if you're still uneasy I'll bring you back. I promise, scout's honor."
I turned and finally smiled a little bit saying, "Most people don't use that phrase anymore."
"I do," Emmett said. "You're looking at an Eagle Scout and I mean it when I say it."
"Okay, after that, you have a deal. I'll try it but.."
"No buts' I understand and I promised. Now go pack up your thing so we can try this out."
"Okay." I went and packed my clothes.
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