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I was happy when I woke up and noticed I was sleeping in my own bed (or should I say couch??). I stretched myself, feeling slightly stiff after the long night, and then I heard the sound of pages turning. I turned my head to the bed, and met his eyes as he sat on the edge of his bed, fully dressed, his emerald green eyes looking at me gently, and his reddish-brown hair was messier than usual. “Good morning sleeping beauty.” He flashed me a dazzling smile, and I felt how my face got hot, not understanding why. “Morning…” I muttered shyly, feeling embarrassed for waking up after him. How long have he waited?? “What’s the time??” I asked as I sat up and began looking for my clothes. “Not that much. 8.30.” he replied. I finally found my clothes and took them with me as I excused me to the bathroom. Why was I feeling so embarrassed?? My face felt all hot, and I felt so lightheaded today. Maybe because you finally realize that you just spend the night in your boyfriend’s room. A voice in the back of my head suggested, and I blushed deep. Was I?? I waited a second, thinking it through. Yes, that was the reason. Geez, you need to listen to me more; I’ve been right about everything so far. It complained, and I sighed. I seemed crazy here. I heard voices, irritating voices in my head! I’m not a voice, if that’s what you think. I’m your common sense. Now go and take that shower, try to relax and then get back to Edward. It commanded me, and I obeyed. It had a point, and I something I really needed now was a shower. I was feeling so strange and giddy today. *Later* I walked out of the bathroom and just as promised, after the shower I felt refreshed and quite normal again. Edward was still reading his book when I walked over to the couch, and he looked as beautiful as always, having the looks of a god. “Hi handsome.” I greeted him and sat down on the couch. He met my gaze, and his beautiful crooked smile appeared on his lips, completing the picture. “Hello.” He replied and laid down his book beside him, staring at me. Feeling selfconscious by his stare, I blushed crimson. “What??” I demanded him and stared into his emerald-green eyes. There, buried behind that beauty there was something else; a sly look, which I didn’t like. “So you think I’m handsome, huh??” he teased and somehow, his stuck-up answer had been a little too much for me. I had meant to boost his ego, not make it 10 times bigger than it already was.
I scoffed and rolled my eyes at him. “I hate to bust your bubble, but you’re really not as handsome as you think you are. I don’t think you’re handsome at all, actually.” I said which was a pure lie. He was anything but not handsome. His smile suddenly turned cruel, and he chuckled evilly. “You really shouldn’t have said that.” And with that, he started to attack me with pillows. “Ah! Stop it!” I pleaded and curled myself into a ball, shielding my head with my hands. “You have to say I’m handsome first.” He commanded and continued his attacks, getting closer and closer to the couch. “No!” I screamed, and giggled as he began to tickle me. “What was that again??” his voice was confident and I was sure he smelled an easy victory. “Alright! You’re handsome, now stop!” I said with my breathless voice and he stopped. A giggle from the door made us both turn to see who it was. “Eddie, I know you want people to tell you you’re pretty, but attacking them with pillows and then tickle them until they do just isn’t right.” Alice said and smiled at us. Edward sighed, and I sat up again. “I tried to ignore you, but you just won’t go away, will you?? We’ll be there in a moment, I promise. And yes, I’ll warn her, don’t worry.” Edward sighed, and ran a hand through his hair. Alice smiled a perfect smile, and then skipped out of the room, humming on a melody. I frowned at what Edward had said and was just about to ask him about it, when he told me. “She came to tell us that breakfast was ready, and that her friends, Liz and Mia are coming over here. I just thought I should warn you before they come, so you’re ready to run when to run when they ambush you for a makeover.” He said, and I laughed. Liz and Mia weren’t so bad; they we’re just sidekicks to the evil mastermind. “Good to know.” I said, and then stood up. “Should we go downstairs?? I’m kind of hungry.” I confessed. He laughed, but stood up at well. “Okay, sure.” He took my hand, and then began to walk downstairs. But a ringing sound began to sound from his room. After a moment of thinking I suddenly realize it was my cell phone, and let go of his hand. “I just have to check my phone, but you can go downstairs; I won’t be long.” I said, and he nodded. I ran back to the room, and rummaged through the pile of things on the sofa to find the phone. After a moment of searching, I finally found it. There was a text from Angela there:
Professor Smith’s homework was to tomorrow, I just thought you should remind you if you had forgotten. My blood froze to ice as I read his name. Smith. All yesterdays happenings came rushing to my brain, and I shivered in horror. What had he meant when he said ‘you’ll regret this’?? He…he wouldn’t do anything to Edward, would he?? My heart began to beat faster in my chest and sweat began smear on my forehead. Take it easy, breathe. Edward and Alice are waiting downstairs. I told myself, trying to calm myself, but it wasn’t helping that much. I stood up, and walked out of Edward’s room. My heard was galloping inside my chest, and I heard my pulse thudding in my ears. But I couldn’t make it stop. I was scared. Breathing became harder and“Hah!” A dark, booming voice yelled as I rounded the corner, and I let out a bloodcurdling scream in surprise and horror. And then, my vision blurred, and the last thing I saw was Emmet’s terrified face. *Later* “Bella??” a voice asked in the distance, a calm and familiar voice. I opened my eyes, and looked into Carlisle’s dark brown eyes. I blinked a few times in surprise. I felt disorientated, and looked around to see where I was. I was lying on the couch in the living room, and the rest of the Cullen’s we’re sitting and standing around me, having different expressions on their faces. Alice was the only one who was calm. “See? I told you she was going to be alright.” Alice told Emmet, who was looking like a Teddy bear more than ever. “BELLA!! I’M SO SORRY!!” He cried and hugged me to his large chest, almost choking me with his strength. “Cut it off, Emmet!” Edward hissed to his brother, and then looked at me. “Are you alright Bella??” “I’m...I’m fine.” I told them, and sat up. “I’m so glad to hear that you’re alright, Bella.” Esme said from where she sat and sighed in relief. Carlisle was looking relived too, but still a little worried and concerned. “Isabella,” he said, and I turned to look at him. “Do you know what caused you to lose consciousness?? “Well, I was a little…stressed when I walked downstairs, and then Emmet scared me.” I said, skipping the ‘I-was-scared-shitless’ part. Carlisle sighed, and I saw in the corner of my eye how Edward stiffened. “Well Bella…the reason why you fainted was because of low blood pressure.” Carlisle said the words carefully, testing my reaction.
“I…what??” My voice went several octaves high, and I stared at him in wonder. “We didn’t know what had caused your fainting, and Edward told me you had passed out a lot the past month, so I took your blood pressure and it was lower than normal. It wasn’t dangerously low, but you should know that if you get overly excited, frightened, surprised or anything else that might make your heart escalate, there’s a slight risk you might faint.” He explained, but even though he had told me, there was a small crease in his forehead. He was confused about something. “…Oh.” Was all I said. After all those hospital visits, they have never said anything about anything. The last one was a month ago, when I fell from that cliff… how strange. “I know you must find it confusing.” Carlisle said, but I shook my head. “It’s okay,” I said, even though his words were completely true. I was about to continue, when a sudden growl from my stomach broke the silence. Several laughed (Alice and Emmet), and Carlisle. “Of course you must be hungry.” He said, and helped me up. Esme took my hand and led me to the dining room, followed by the others. *After breakfast* “Thank you so much.” I thanked Esme after we had eaten as I stood up. She smiled like she always did, and took the empty plate from my hands. “No problem sweetheart.” “Do you need any help with the dishes??” I asked and was about to follow her inside when she shook her head. “It’s alright, I can handle it.” And with that, she entered the kitchen and turned on the tap water. I felt a hand on my shoulder, and I turned around to see Edwards worried eyes looking down at me. “Are you okay??” he asked as we began to walk out of the dining room, into the living room. I nodded my head and sat down on the couch next to Alice, who was looking overly excited. Edward sat down on my other side, and the worried look in his eyes wasn’t gone yet. I was just about to tell him he could stop worry about me and that I was fine, when Emmet entered the room. He looked like an unhappy puppy as he stood in the other side of the room, tear-filled eyes and a slight pout on his face. “B-B-Bella…” he sobbed quietly, and walked closer to us. He Sat down in the other sofa, and looked at me with pleading eyes. “Can you forgive me for what I did??” he looked so miserable and sad I wanted to hug him and tell him it was okay, but I concentrated as hard as I could not to. I had some information I wanted before that could happen.
“I can…if you tell me why you did it.” I said, and as soon as the words were out of my mouth, Alice and Edward began to laugh. I frowned at them in confusion. What was so funny about my question?? Edward looked at me with an apologizing smile, and then chuckled. “We just saw his answer in advance, and couldn’t help to laugh.” He explained, and I turned to Alice to see if she had the same theory. She giggled and looked at her brother as she answered. “Emmet, would you like to answer Bella??” she asked him with a grin on her face. “Well…you know when you walked in on me when I…danced.” He began, and I stiffened a chuckle as I remembered the scene. “I didn’t dance like that just because. Rose told me she wanted me to learn how to dance, and I had no idea what to do, so I tested some ballerina moves, and that’s when you came in.” his explanation was strange, but even though, I believed him. That was something he could do. I tried not to laugh when he continued, but it was hard. “And I became so mad when you had seen me in there that I wanted revenge, so this morning when I heard you two walk down the stairs, I hid behind the corner of the wall, and waited until you came. I’m so sorry Bella; I didn’t mean to scare you so bad! I had no intention of making you pass out!” “Emmet…seriously, when Rosalie said dancing, you instantly thought of ballet??” I asked, and began to laugh. He had a small blush on his face, which was very unusual. “Shut up.” He muttered, and glared at his siblings, who had joined me. “But do you forgive me Bella?” “Emmet, I was never mad at you; of course I forgive you.” I said truthfully, and he smiled. “Great. Thanks Bells!” he said joyfully, and then ran upstairs. The other two we’re still laughing, when suddenly, Edward stopped. “What is it??” I asked him, and turned to see what was wrong. His thoughts we’re far away, and he looked slightly irritated. After a moment of silence, he looked at me. “Mia and Liz are soon here, just though you should know.” He said, and a grin lit his face. “Wanna go and find a hiding place before they come??” “Cut it off, Edward!” Alice hissed and punched her brother on his arm, but she couldn’t quite manage to sound so mad; she looked so happy she could burst. “They’ll be here in a few minutes. Ah, this is going to be so much fun! We’re going to dress you up and-“she exclaimed, but I interrupted her. “Alice I’m not going to be your little doll for the day. Find another way to play that doesn’t involve me, sitting in your room all day playing dress-up.” I told her, and her face fell. I sunk further down in the couch, and closed my eyes, as Alice
began to count up all the reasons why she should play dress-up with me. I didn’t listen at all. I was in my happy place; any place actually, where Edward is. I leaned my head onto his shoulder, and sighed. He chuckled and patted my head. It was nice, lying in the couch like this. All my previous worries we’re gone. The Smith problem had crawled back to the back of my head, not forgotten but in the same way not seen. I could just lie there, and forget everything except him. How he breathed, how he stroked my head gently with his hand… A sudden knock on the door made me open my eyes again, and sit up a little straighter (but not completely). I was about to move away from Edward, when he caught my hand and pulled me back. “Don’t go, you’re warm.” He whined, and put his arms around me. I rolled my eyes at him whilst smiling, and looked up at him. “So, what? I’m your personal blanket now??” I asked sarcastically, and he laughed. “That’s exactly what you are. My own, warm, personal blanket…” he trailed off, and hid his face in my hair. But suddenly his head snapped up, just before a gasp was heard. I looked up, and saw Liz and Mia standing next to a smug and confident Alice. Mia’s hand was in front of her o shaped mouth, and she stared at us. Liz was smiling. “They…They’re together!” Mia exclaimed, stating the obvious, but I couldn’t help but to blush. Liz’s smile grew, and Alice grinned. “And what did I tell you…?” She said as she looked on her companions. They looked as excited as her, and I mentally groaned as I thought of what the 3 of them could do to us. “Of course she’s right, she’s always right…” Liz mumbled as she still stared at us. I wanted to sit up, but Edwards firm hands we’re holding me down. *A few minutes later* “…I still can’t believe it! I’m so happy for you!” Mia exclaimed after a moment of silence, and I sighed. “I know you’re happy Mia, but you can drop the subject now.” Edward politely told her, but I could hear the effort he put on not to sound as bitter as he actually felt. I knew he didn’t hate Mia and Liz, but they we’re sometimes as annoying as his older sister. “Oh. Well alright, changing subject.” She agreed, fidgeting with her blond curls as she thought of our next topic. Her light blue eyes were far away when she suddenly jumped on her seat. “Hey! I know something! You know those two people, James and Victoria in your class?” she asked, and then continued, not really waiting for an answer. “They’ve moved.”
“What?? Really??” I asked, not really believing her. Even though we shared the same class a few years, we haven’t really gotten to know each other, but that changed last month. Then I really got to know them, and it turns out that both of them we’re really nice people. “Yeah!” She exclaimed, happy I had participated in the conversation. “James was moving to his uncle, and he didn’t want to leave Victoria behind, so she came with him. I think he lived somewhere north. His name was…L…Lo…Lou??I don’t remember. But anyways, yeah, their last day was this Friday.” Her words made me a little sad. They have already left and I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye… Liz was sitting and brushing through her long, light-brown hair, staring at me, looking like she was trying to remember something. Then her deep-blue eyes brightened, and she smiled. “Bella, your birthday is coming up, right??” she asked, and I stopped in my movements. I had totally forgotten about that…It’s my birthday next week-end. “Yeah…I had forgotten about that.” I mumbled, lost in thought. “Oh! How nice! How old are you becoming??” Mia asked, looking like she was the birthday girl herself. “18.” “We just must get you a part-“ Liz began, but I quickly stopped her. “That’s okay! I don’t need a party or anything like that.” “But you’re turning 18! You just must have a birthday party!” Alice pouted, and looked at me with pleading eyes. “eh, it’s okay.” I said, and then looked up at Edward for some help. “Bella, how about that we go upstairs to my room??” he asked friendly, trying to help me escape from the 3 ‘evil’ witches grasp. “Eh, yeah. Sure.” I agreed, and we fled before they could stop us. *Later* “Are you sure you need to go??” Edward asked as I stood in the doorway on my way out. The sun was going down, and the air had become chillier. “Yeah. I don’t know how long Charlie can survive without real food.” I said and laughed. “I guess you’re right. See you tomorrow.” He said, and gave me a hug. Then someone opened a door on the top floor and the three musketeers came down the stairs. “You’re leaving so soon?” She asked, even though she already knew the answer. I nodded.
“It was nice being with you.” Liz said and gave me a hug. Mia came soon after her, and then Alice. “Yeah. Bye.” I said and walked to my car “See you tomorrow!” Mia and Liz called in unison, and then giggled as they closed the door. How badly I wanted those words to be true later…
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