Put a Ring on it.
“Ooh, Edward, don’t you think this one is just darling!?!” I started squealing out of pureexcitement. Edward sighed loudly and came over to look. To be fair, this was theseventeenth time I had called him over, but he could show just a
bit moreenthusiasm. “It’s great, Alice, but Bella would
wear that.” I sighed and looked down at it. Thepink and blue diamonds
a bit too dressy for Bella. Then I had a thought. “I could have it! As a present from Jazz!” Edward raised his eyebrows at me. “You already have a wedding ring, Alice. Three, in fact.” “I could so have four. And I don’t have one like this! What if I wanted to wear somethingblue????” “You could wear the one with the clear diamonds? That’s what normal people do.” “In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m NOT normal. And it is soo pretty….” He walked off,shaking his head. He was such a killjoy these days. Of course, He wanted to be with Bellaall the time, not me. Bella thought we were hunting. As if it took us all day to hunt! Shewas so gullible. I walked over to the sales guy behind the counter, trying to keep casual. Iconcentrated very hard on Jasper. That would keep him out. But he would still hearwhatever I said. I rummaged through my bag, looking for any paper. Of course I wasprepared. I had a whole immaculate, unused notebook full. I smiled. Unfortunately I would just have to make do with writing in eyeliner. I scribbled a message in the book and rippedout the page. I wrapped the paper around the ring and gave the little package to the veryconfused-looking salesperson. How I pitied mortals. Come to think of it, Bella wastechnically still a mortal. But not for long, so she didn’t count. I walked over to the nearestcabinet. Edward was going to look up in a minute. He did. Wow! I must be psychic! “Alice…..” Edward whined. “mmm…hhhmmmm…?” I murmured, trying to look deep in thought and wipe my mindblank at the same time. What was Edward moaning about now? He was bored? He missedBella? The sales guy was thinking weird stuff? “I can’t find anything.” Oh. Not what I had expected. I peered up at him, unsure whetherto trust my thoughts. I put on my best sympathetic face. “ Well…we could try another shop? I expect you still want vintage?” “Alice, I’m not going to give Bella some cheap eco-diamond ring that you decided to get sothat you could borrow it!” “Chill, Edward. I would
wear Bella’s ring. If
wanted to wear it, that is. And eco-diamonds are the future! They don’t damage the planet, Edward! Global warming and allthat!” I kept going at him all the way to Rose’s Vintage Rings. Personally, I couldn’t standthe place. Too musty and dusty and the owner always spent the entire time with her eyesglued to Jasper’s backside. He wasn’t with us today, but she could still always latch on toEdward. I groaned and stifled a shudder. Edward glanced down at me, wondering why myflow of chatter had stopped so suddenly, I assumed. He quickly read my thoughts andgrinned. Boys. Ugh.We wandered over to the lone ring counter in the middle of the shop. I sighed loudly. “Why are we even doing this, Edward. Bella doesn’t even
marry you. I’m bored.Can’t we just go home?” Edward glared at me.