“But a party Alice! You’re already pushing it by bringing the giftyou bought her to school. You already know how’s she’s going toreact when she sees it.” This is her day. Even though she doesn’twant to celebrate it. I still want her to be happy today. Especiallytoday. And Bella isn’t going to be very happy about this. But I cansee Alice’s point. She will only turn eighteen once………“Please, Edward. Please, please, please,” Alice pleaded.“…………..Ok, Alice, but don’t push her too hard. You know howyou get when you want something and don’t get your way. Begentle with her. Don’t make this harder than it needs to be.”“You act like I’m going to tie her down and kidnap her. It’s just a party. A couple of hours. Geez, give me a break.” Alice said.I didn’t say anything else. I just threw her one last warning glance.She would know what it meant.
‘Ok, gentle, gentle I got it.’
Alice thought.We were pulling into the school parking lot now. Bella still wasn’there yet, but I could hear her truck nearby. She would be heresoon and I would be whole again. I missed her so much last night.I wanted to stay with her, but I needed to hunt. Especially since Iwasn’t planning on letting her out of my sight today. It had beenweeks since the last time I hunted. We spent every day together.We were practically inseparable. I hated being away from her. Not just because I was scared that something would happen to her,although that was definitely a concern, but because I just feltbetter….happier when I was near her.After that whole thing with James was over, I wasoverbearingly protective for awhile. I didn’t want her to be withoutmy protection for a single second. This allowed so much time forus to be together. I thought that my protective nature would makeher angry with me. But she didn’t seem to have a problem with it.She seemed to enjoy my company as much as I enjoyed hers. Outof all the summers that have passed in my lifetime, this pastsummer was by far the best I have ever experienced. And the factthat it was probably the rainiest summer the Olympic Peninsulahas ever had didn’t hurt either. Although it wouldn’t have