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know. I thank you for your character Ciaran, though I still can't pronounce it properly. He'll be quite the handful in the future.(: ANNEKE (annekewenzel) I thank you for your devotion, without it I may have stopped this in the begining, but with you cheering me on I didn't. Your character Blair is going to turn into something more powerful then the rest, and I can't wait for you to see.(: I can't wait to work further on this with you, its going to blossom into something big; I can feel it.
Thanks so much to both of you. -Amber
You'll be introduced to a multitude of new characters, but not all of them. As in you'll be set to remember some more in the future.((: Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!
CHAPTER 12: ODE' TO PREPERATION
So today is Thursday, its a mad house here. All thanks to Alice. She had to get a permit for those massive strobe lights that they use in Hollywood, which did I mention we don't need? She has about seven-hundred feet of red carpet, shes hired vallet people. Its way over the top, and driving me insane. Today she has Jake, Rachel, myself two of Jake's friends and two of my friends tasteing the food and drinks shes going to have at the party. I invited Catlin from our dance class and this boy Alex from gym. Jake had two friends coming over, one was named Ciaran and another named David, plus the whole pack from Forks was coming out. I couldn't wait for Rachel to meet them, but I didn't tell her they were coming yet. Currently we were changing out of what we wore to school into something more appropriate for guests, or thats what Alice had said. Rachel and I have become accustomed to going into either closet and wearing whatever, we didn't care. "Hey, don't be afraid but theres a pack of wolves coming over, too." I told her as I walked into her closet, I didn't have anything in mine I wanted to wear. She looked at me, and smiled. "How many?" she asked, and I laughed. "Sixteen, and their grilfriends. I think some of them have kids now, too." I admitted, and she laughed. "You know how Carlisle told you about the imprinting?" I asked her as I looked through the racks of cloths, she nodded. "Well one of them imprinted on a two year old, but she's eight now. I don't know if she'll be coming. If she does she can hang out too. There are enough Cullens and wolves to watch her." I said, and I heard Rachel laugh again. "Its been a little while since we visited with them, before we got your little butt actually." I told her as I pulled out a little cocktail dress. Wheres Alice when you need her.. I thought. "You needed me?" Alice said walking in the closet, I smiled, thanks dad, "Too dressey? I don't have any idea of what to wear..." I mumbled, and she rolled her eyes. "Its you, Rachel, four friends and a bunch of wolves with their girlfriends. Too difficult? But on a sun dress and flat shoes or something. Were not going to L.A... though maybe-" Alice said and I cut her off. "Im only six, I am not going to L.A. Alice." I said, and Rachel laughed. "You don't look six..." Alice muttered as she ran out of the room.
After finding a casual dress with flat shoes, why I don't know, we pranced downstairs looking like twins. Jake was sitting on the couch with two boys, my guesses that they were David and Ciaran, I could be wrong. "Hey Ness, Rachel." Jake said as he got off the couch and came to us. He pulled me close and kissed me quick before hugging Rachel. She smiled, and someone cleared their throat. "Ahh, shut up. Haha." Jake said, his arm around me, walking towards the two boys. One boy was pretty tall, almost as tall as Jake, with wavy brown hair and little highlights. He was pretty cute, but he had nothing on Jacob, in my oppion. He looked pretty muscular, not compared to Emmett, of course. He had pretty eyes, too, they were kind of blue, kind of green. "Hi, my name is Ciaran." the boy said, standing up to shake my hand. I smiled, "Hi Ciaran, my name is Renesmee." I said, and he smiled. He looked at Rachel and there was a sudden twinkle of excitement in his eyes, Jake saw it too. "Hi, you must be Rachel." he said to her, shaking her hand. He was really tan for Washington, but then again look at Jake. Rachel seemed as though she couldn't speak. "Yes, this is Rachel." I said for her, laughing. "And I'm David, if you couldn't guess that much." The other boy said, approaching us. He had red hair and was tan as well, but in no way compared to Ciaran. "Hello David, its a pleasure to meet you." I said, my smile dazzling the poor boy. I wondered when Rachel would finally talk. Alice danced into the room, "Jake your family will be in the drive way soon, right? I don't feel the need to wait. And Ness, your company is here." Alice said, and I smiled. As if on cue Catlin rang the door bell and a echoing crash went through the house. "Loud enough?" I asked as I pranced over to the door. "Hey Catlin, come inside." I said to her as I opened the door. She smiled, "Your house is beautfiul." She said stepping inside. "Ah, Alice. Catlin likes your arctiecture skills." I sang aloud as I walked out the door. "We should have more company momentarily. And Jake, keep your head on I invited a boy." I said, pulling Rachel outside with me. Once we were a good distnace away I heard Alice taking Catlins coat, and they went into the kitchen. I turned to Rachel, "Someone's got the hots for Ciaran." I said, and she laughed.
"Hey Nessie!" I heard a gruff, husky voice shout from the road. Up pulled a parade of cars, my friends from La Push have arrived. "Jake! Your family is here." I said, running to Emily. She embraced me and smiled. "Its been too long, Ness." she said as she brushed my hair away from her face. I felt a little push on my arm, which was half-way in the car. I looked up and saw a baby, "Emily!" I squeeled, reaching for the little girl. "She is adorable! When? How! Whats her name?" I said, a million miles a minute. The little baby girl nesstled her way into my hair and made laughing sounds. "Two months ago, you don't need to know how, and her name is Alana Michelle." Emily answered, and Sam walked over. "Wheres the other little monster?" I asked, and we all laughed. Sam smiled at me and nodded to where Quil was standing with Claire. "Kade won't leave Claire alone." He said, and we laughed again. "Everybody, come inside. Its so great to see you all. And we too have a new addition to our family." I said as we walked up the steps, "Who had a baby?" Emily asked, and Rachel laughed. "Everyone this is Rachel, we adopted her, our little human." I said, and everybody laughed. "Its so nice to have you in the family, Rachel." Sam said, and we smiled. I stopped outside the door and turned to them, still holding Alana. "We have humans inside, they don't know so don't scare them please and thank you." I said, and they all laughed as we walked inside. I took everyone to the spare bedrooms so that they could put there things in there, "Emily you can't have this baby back." I told her, and she just laughed. "So who all came? Everybody?" I asked as we walked up the stairs, "Everybody." she said, and I smiled. "Okay well since I am kid napping this little one, and I will not give her back for a while, she can stay with me." I told Emily, and she smiled. "All the girls will be staying in my room, so thats Claire, Kim, Alana, Emily and Paul's Rachel. Is there anyone else?" I asked as we walked up the stairs, "Embry's Melissa and Seth's Kaya, Leah's here too." Emily told me and I smiled, I missed Leah. I led all the girls to mine and Rachel's room, and Jake took all the boys to the spare bedroom at the end of the hall. Alice had alread put two cribs in here, how did she know? Maybe she didn't or maybe they called. There were ten extra beds placed in the room. Alice is a genuis. "You guys should just move up here. I don't want you to leave." I told them as I played with little Alana. "A lot of us want to, but then the rez would be empty." Leah said as she put her bag on a bed. Claire walked in with Kade holding her finger. After all the girls got settled, and hung there clothes up we went back downstairs to taste whatever Alice has junked up. I wouldn't put Alana down and Emily just laughed. "Sorry about that, Ciaran, Catlin and David. Is Alex here?" I asked walking into the dining room where they were all seated, Alex was sitting beside David. "Sorry, I was rushing." I admitted. "Okay, where are the rest of the boys?" I asked Alice, she rolled her eyes. "Right, theres somthing you don't know." I told her as I sat at the head of the table. Rachel sat to my right, beside Ciaran, and Emily on my left. The boys all finally came downstairs and took their seats. "Its the midget, I hope she doesn't posion us!" Seth said to Alice, who stuck her tounge out. "Watch out boy, I'm in the kitchen." she said, and everybody laughed.
"I assume I could introduce you?" I said, standing up with Alana in my arms. "This is my daughter." I said, and the pack laughed, my human friends didn't. "Im kidding, this is Emilys daughter Alana, her son Kade is over there by that creepy man." I said, motioning towards Sam. Sam just waved and everybody laughed once more. "Then you all know Jake, and Rachel. This is Jake's sister, Rachel. Confusing, isn't it? Then this is Claire, Emily's niece, this is Kim Jared's girlfriend, thats Leah, her brother Seth, this is Melissa and this is Kaya." I said, out of breath. Everyone smiled. "Then this is Sam, Jared, Paul, Embry, Quil, Collin, Brady." I just kept going until I made sure I didn't forget anyone. "Then this is Ciaran and David, Jake's friends, and this is Catlin and Alex, my friends. Im sure we'll all be friends at the end of the day, if whatever Alice and Rosalie made doesn't kill us all." I said as I sat down. Everybody laughed except my new human friends, "I'm kidding. They're both really good cooks." I assured them, and all the people who knew Alice agreed. We had all sorts of fruity bar drinks without the alcohol, part foods and little deserts. In the middle of it all I had to feed and change Alana, and Emily was telling me I didn't have to. It was funny. "What'd we miss?" Emmett said as he walked inside with Edward, Bella, Esme and Jasper. "Emmett!" everyone said at once, and he laughed. "Miss me?" he said, messing Seth's hair up. "Oh, yes I did big daddy." Quil said, and Alice laughed like a baby for three minutes straight. I didn't think it was that funny. "Smells good." Jasper said, and everyone but my new friends rolled their eyes. He laughed at us, "Want some if it smells so good?" Embry asked him, Jasper flicked him in the head. "No thanks." He said, laughing as he walked into the kitchen. As I had hoped all my human friends got along well with the rest of my family, it was sweet. We were all hanging out in the living room, ten different conversations had to be going at once. I got the bright idea to ask Alice if they could see the party house early. "I see what you want, and if you'd like go for it." she said, and I laughed. "No you don't, Edward told you." I called her out, and she laughed. "Yes, but still just go." I smiled and stood up, Alana still in my arms. "Who wants to see the party place before we have to get rid of you." I said, looking at my new friends. They looked scared, "Im kidding, guys." I said, everyone was paying attention except Ciaran and Rachel, they looked absored. I had a feeling they like liked one and other. "Lets go, and please remember Alice is an unstopable force of nature, I haven't seen it yet myself." I said, and everyone laughed. "Should we be afraid?" Emily asked Alice, but my father answered. "Be terrified." he said, and laughed. Alice went to elbow him but he moved too quickly. We walked outside and towards the house, it used to be too dark to see it but someone, ahem Alice, put lamps all over to make it easier to see. They'd finished the pool and put in a volley ball court, what was this a beach resort? "Wow." Emily said, and I laughed. "Wait until you go inside. This is my birthday gift from Alice and Rosalie. They went overboard." I admitted as I opened the door. All the lights were on so it was easy to see. There was a collective gasp of all my friends.
I let them all in so that they were in the first room, or as Alice calls it, the lounge. "Im warning you, this isn't even anything. There is a movie theatre, a salon, a rock climbing wall, a ice skating rink. I think she tried to make it a fun land." I told them, they were all still gaping. Alice walked over and stood by my side. "There's a water park too. I have always wanted a crazy house, and I built it for my sister." She said, people were starting to move again. "Go, explore. I'll be here. If you get lost just shout, we'll find you." I said, and they all smiled and walked through the door that connected it to the rest of Alice's fun land. I sat on the couch and played with the baby, Alana. Rachel and Ciaran walked through the door seconds later, smiling. I looked at them and rolled my eyes, they've got something I probably don't want to know about going on. Ciaran kept walking through, exploring, while Rachel sat beside me. "I don't even want to know.." i mumbled, and she laughed. "I like him.." she said, and I rolled my eyes. "I don't want to know." she laughed again. It was about five o' clock when I went back to the main house. I put Alana in a little bouncer on the kitchen counter and began cooking dinner. I guess lasagna would be simple enough, a salad and bread sticks. I was cooking for twenty large boys, ten girls and one little boy. I decided to make four large pans, fourty bread sticks and two massive salads. Emily came in when I was almost done to mix up lemon aid and tea. Alice took it upon herself to set up an out-door dining area for tonights dinner, I didn't know how I would explain it to my human friends why my family wasn't eating. I could say they ate late lunch, that would be simple enough. It took us about twenty minutes to round up everyone that was still in that mad house Alice built, but we did it. Everyone washed up for dinner, which was ready at six thirty, and began eating at seven. "Ugh, my gosh. This is really great Nessie, really great." Seth said, and I laughed at his way of saying thanks. "Shut up and eat, Seth." Emily said, and everyone laughed. It was nice to have everybody there early, and they'd be here until Tuesday night. I think a lot of them want to move around with us, but they don't want to say anything. I know Emily wants to, she loves being with our family. Alice and Rosalie dressed up as little waitresses and served the food and drinks, it was classic. "Oh my god, is Rosalie serveing me?" Jake said in a shocked tone when she set a plate in front of him. "Dont get used to it, dog." she said, and everyone with the exclusion of my new friends laughed. "Rose and Jake have a special bond, guys." I told them, and they laughed in the end. Ciaran and Rachel sat beside each other and were flirting all night, I heard it all but I didn't want to. All the wolved did, too, they kept looking up and then back at their food.
After dinner I drove my human friends home, they didn't have cars, as well as Jakes. They all were glad they got to come, and thanked me for inviting them. I brought Emily's baby along, I wasn't letting this one go back home. I felt kind of off, it seemed like Alex was upset. I decided he would be the last one I dropped off. I took David home, then Ciaran and then Catlin. I drove the Range Rover so it worked out fine. "By Catlin, I'll see you tomorrow." I told her as she got, she waved goodbye and went inside her house. Alex got in the front seat and gave me the genral directions to his house. I turned off of Catlins road and looked at him. He looked upset. "Alex, you don't look okay. Are you alright?" I asked him when we stopped at a red light. "Oh, uh. Yeah I'm fine." he said, reluctant to talk. "Left." he said as I approached another stop light. "Somethings wrong. Obviously. You can talk to me if you'd like." I said as I turned left onto a little road. "Girl problems." he answered, and I nodded. "You want to tell me about it?" I asked, and he gave me a half smile. "Its just that the girl I like is into another guy, and they're interested in each other. Really interested in each other, but she acts like she might be interested in me too. I don't know what to do about it. Its been eating me up all week." he said, and I nodded again. "That could be difficult. I'm sorry. You should just flat out ask her if she's into you or not." I said as he pointed out a house, I turned into the drive way. "Yeah, I guess so. Thanks for driving me home, I really didn't want to walk." He told me as he got out of my car. I smiled as I drove off.
Once I arrived home everyone was in the backyard, except Alice and my father. They were sitting outside, waiting for me I assumed. I got Alana out of the car and went to where they were sitting. "Have a seat." My father said, and I did. "Whats up?" I asked as I rested Alana's tiny body in my lap. "Alice had a clearer vision of who's coming." He said, and I nodded. "Do we know him?" I asked, and Alice looked up at me. "He is now a she, and its someone Edward knew in his human life. Ironic, really, how they're both vampires now." Alice said, and I felt my jaw drop. "Her name is Blair, and she's an old friend. A very old friend, actually. I knew her when I went to school. We were very close." My father admitted, and I nodded, trying to pull my jaw back up. "What does she look like?" I asked. "Well, shes about five foot eight, give or take an inch. Shes got this blond hair with brown clolors mixed in, and its to her shoulder. Shes gifted, but I don't know what gift she has. Yet." Alice told me, and I nodded again. "Is she coming here?" I muttered, and Alice shook her head. "I see her laying in a medow, Edward and Emmett are there. They were hunting. I see that Edward and Emmett think she's a human, but she isn't." Alice said, and I nodded once again. "So you're saying this.. this Blair, she's someone you knew? She's not bad, right?" I asked, and he smiled. "She was like a sister to me, she'd never hurt a fly." he told me, and I relaxed a little. "Im going to go inside, Alana is dead beat and I am too." I said, pulling Alana up off my lap and into my arms. "Goonight, sweetheart. I love you." My father said, pulling me into a gentle hug, and kissing my head. "Night daddy. I love you too." I said walking into the house. I went into my room to find Claire asleep, Leah asleep and Kade crying to get out of the crib, which was beside my bed. I put Alana on my bed and pick Kade up. "Its okay, I'm here, you're okay." I said as I sat him on my bed with his little sister, crawling up onto it myself. I smiled at them, and they smiled right back at me. "Come with me." I said, setting Kade down onto his feet. He held my hand as I carried his sister to the closet so I could change. "Let me put my pajama's on and we'll go lay back down." I told him, setting Alana down and changing quickly. I heard someone tossing and turning out in the other room, and that made me want to hurry. I tossed my dirty cloths into a pile and slipped my pajamas on. Kade was whineing, so I pulled him into my arms and Alana in my other. "Lets go." I said, kissing his forehead. I sat Alana in her crib, and Kade in his. As I expected Kade began whineing so I pulled him up into my bed with me. I hummed him the lullaby my father had composed to my mother and in seconds he was asleep. I got out of bed and put him in his crib. "Thank you, he wouldn't fall asleep." I heard Leah whisper, and I smiled to myself. "Anytime, anything." Outside I heard my family and friends. They were taking this night to enjoy one and others company, tomorrow would be a different kind of atpmosphere. The next night, Blair would be expected and I couldn't tell you what was to come Sunday night. Tomorrow would be quite the eventful day, and I was practically dying to meet this Blair. I wanted to know what powers she had, I wanted to see her with my own eyes. All I could do now is dream of her, and see what she looks like in my own head.
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