Paralyzed

So Much For A Fun Afternoon

I woke up the next morning feeling refreshed and content. Then I was suddenly reminded of what had just happened yesterday. I had decided to take things slower with Edward and get to know him on a deeper level. Even though it was my idea, I didn't like the idea of seeing Edward with other women, friend or not.

I slowly sat up in my bed and saw that the sun was shining. I felt the rays warm my face. I let out a content sigh and slowly inched my way over to the side of the bed. I saw that my wheelchair was further away than I had remembered. It must've rolled farther back when I hoisted myself up and plopped my bed last night without knowing. I leaned over to try and get a grip on the arm of the chair. I could feel myself slowly sliding off of the bed, but I didn't stop because I could feel my fingertips touch the arm of the chair.

I let out a frustrated sigh and leaned further over, then the next thing I knew I felt a sharp pain shoot up my left side and that I was suddenly on the floor. The pain was so excruciating that my vision was temporarily blurred. I didn't want to scream. Something inside me told me not to. I could feel my eyes start to water as the shooting pain started to throb harder.

"What the hell? Bells, are you ok?"

I immediately shot my gaze up and felt my cheeks start to redden. I had no idea that Emmett heard me, let alone that I made that much noise when I fell off the bed.

I tried to sit myself up, since I had slid down after the fall, but when I managed to get myself up halfway I felt another sharp pain, but kept at it until I was sitting upright against the side of my bed.

"I'm fine Emmett; I was just reaching for my wheelchair. It's apparently farther back then I remembered." I said as I pointed in the direction on my rusty wheelchair. "You could've called someone in to come and help you, you know." I sighed; I didn't like the idea of someone wasting their time to try and helping someone that really didn't see the need of their help. "I don't need help Em; I need to do things for myself now. You may be my big brother, but I'm still a grown up just like you." I said with a cheeky grin.

"But…you…gah!" I couldn't help but giggle softly. Emmett was always cute when he was frustrated, and I was very good at frustrating him too, I had had a bunch of practice growing up with him. I still remember Charlie, dad, and Emmett fighting for the last piece of pizza, and it was very good pizza it was from the local pizza joint that made all their pizzas 'old-school' as Emmett said. I came in and stole the piece from them both stopped arguing immediately and glared at me, but I knew that they weren't sincerely mad; in fact, Emmett has that same expression of frustration now like he did back then too.

"You need to use your words Emmett like we practiced." I teased

He shook his head. "Never mind, do you want help getting up, or does miss 'know-it-all' want to do it on her own like a big girl?" Emmett teased back. I rolled my eyes and sighed. I nodded my head 'Yes' letting him know that I did want help, because I knew that I would not be able to get up otherwise.

"Ok Bells, on the count of three, I'm going to lift you up and into your chair ok?" I nodded my head and got myself mentally ready. Emmett counted to three rather quickly, so I wasn't quite prepared for his swiftness to get me in the chair. I let out a short yelp as I was hoisted up and into my chair with a rather hard plop. "You didn't have to be so rough Emmett, but thank you." I said with a teasing grin.

"So what do you want to do today Bells? I mean, I don't have to be at practice until three o'clock, so today I am all yours."

"Hmm…how about we go see a movie today, I hear that Paranormal Activity 2 is supposed to be good."

"But I haven't seen the first one, what if I don't understand the sequel?" I couldn't help but laugh, but that was because I saw the first one. "Emmett, don't worry the sequel is exactly the same as the first one, just different people." Emmett relaxed a bit and agreed to go see the movie with me. I asked him if the other would want to go, but Emmett wanted today to be a 'brother and sister' day. I couldn't help but feel extra special when he said that. I mean we were siblings, but this is the first time in a very long time that we actually did something together without someone else there with us.

"Ok Em, sounds like a plan let's get going. I don't want to miss the opening credits."

"Why? I mean all it is are commercials and previews for other movies." Emmett scoffed as he pushed me in my wheelchair out to the living room. "I know that, but if I watch the previews I may see a movie that I would want to go see later." I said with a grin as we then decided to head out to the car.

Once I was helped in the car Emmett got in and we headed off to the theater.

"So why did you and 'Eddie' decide to take things slow? I mean I'm happy that Edward decided to grow a brain and slow things down, but it really came out of nowhere Bells."

I let out a soft frustrated sigh. "It was my idea Emmett, it was so we could get to know each other more and not keep going on just first instinct feelings anymore. I can really see myself spending the rest of my life with him, but at the same time that idea terrifies me." I was surprised at how open I was being in front of him. Yea, I know he was my brother, but I never really told him what I was thinking, but then after being around him for the past few months and getting to know him all over again I felt more comfortable, like he was my protector, my brother, and not just by blood, but on a emotional level too. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I feel I can count on him to be there for me now that I got to know him better.

I knew that Charlie would be happy that we were getting along again. I knew how much he hated that we never really saw each other after Emmett left town to chase after his professional football career.

But that was the past and the present was going great, I made some of the best friends a person could ask for.

"What's got you thinking so intently Bells?" I snapped out of my thoughts and looked over at Emmett. His expression was that of confusion and concern. "I'm fine Emmett, I was just thinking how much closer we've become since I came to live with you." I said with a sincere smile.

"Awe shucks Bella, why you have to go and get all mushy?" Emmett said sarcastically, I could tell that he was humbled by my statement, but he was playing it cool. I knew that he was just pretending to be 'disgusted' by it, because that's just who he is.

After a few red lights we made it to the theater. Emmett got out first and got my wheelchair out from the trunk then helped me into it and I pushed myself as we made our way up to the ticket booth to purchase our tickets.

"Hi, welcome to Showplace Cinemas, what movie would you like to see today sir?" The ticket lady said looking straight at Emmett. She started that annoying gesture of batting her eyelashes at him. If I didn't know any better I'd say that she didn't even notice me sitting in the wheelchair next to him. I wasn't sure if that made me feel better or worse. I guess I was glad because the unwanted attention was fixated on me, but I felt bad for the girl because all her flirting was for nothing because Emmett was too involved with the previews for other movies.

"Is there something in your eyes? You seem to have a twitch or something." It took all I had not to burst out laughing. Especially when I saw that the girl's face was beet red and she looked as if she would cry at any second. "We'd like 2 tickets for Jackass 3D please." Emmett said after noticing the girl's frustration. She quickly gave us the tickets after we paid and we went inside and had to wait a few minutes to get our popcorn and drinks. After we waited in line for what seemed like an eternity we finally got to our seats in the theater. I will give the theater credit they had a handicapped section. I wheeled myself over and Emmett sat in the chair next to where I had positioned myself.

I still didn't really want to see this movie; I was never really a Johnny Knoxville fan. But I wasn't here watching a lame movie for the heck of it; I was doing it to spend some quality alone time with my brother. At least that's what I thought, until there were camera flashes and loud voices blurring our view. Emmett and I had to shield our eyes from the bright flashing cameras.

"Emmett! Emmett! Is it true that you're cheating on your long time girlfriend with Francesca Delarosa, the up and coming fashion model from Spain?"

"Bella! Bella! Are you and Edward still dating?"

"Is it true that you're secretly dating your physical therapist?"

These questions and many more kept getting shouted at us, until it got to the point that we had to quickly get our things and try and make it through the ravenous mob of quickly pushed me through the crowd and this was one of very few times I was glad that I was in a wheelchair because I could be used as a batting ram to get through the, what appeared to be, never ending swarm of paparazzi.

After we finally breeched the mob of paparazzi Emmett and I quickly got back to his truck, well, he did, I was still pushing myself as fast as I could towards his truck. Emmett turned and saw that I was coming quickly, but had a group of paparazzi following close behind me, that he had to run back and push me while he ran back to the truck.

When we got in he practically threw me into the seat of his truck and hurried to get in the driver's seat and he tried to speed off, but was stopped short of the mob gathering around the truck and immediately started bombarding us with questions and camera flashes. Thankfully the paparazzi was smart enough to move as Emmett tried to slowly make his way through. He was blaring his horn, and then after a few honks we made it through the crowd and Emmett started speeding off down the street.

"Uh, Emmett, don't you think you should slow down now? I mean, the photographers and reporters are gone now…"

My statement was ignored. I leaned over to check the speedometer and saw that he was going about twenty miles over the speed limit.

I kept trying to explain to him that he needed to slow down. Emmett finally turned to me and shouted, "Bella, what do you want from me? I tried to have a normal day with you and it was ruined, what more could you want?"

"I want you to slow the hell dow-" My face froze with fear. I tried to warn him by pointing in front to what was fastly approaching us, but it was too late. A car had run the red light and was speeding right for our truck. "Emmett, look out!" I yelled and that's when there was a loud screeching sound and then a CRASH!

A/N: ok so what did you guys think? So sorry it took me so long to update my 'official' chapter, I've been so busy with school. I have a slight break where I can try and catch up, hopefully I will have even more time over thanksgiving break.

What i can say is that no one will be 'seriously' injured.

For now though, reviews would be good, and please ONLY constructive criticism please if you must. I am trying to do this story justice, and I will need people's help if you want this story to be GREAT. That's all I got hope you enjoy.

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