"Bella! You did it! You finally did it! I'm so proud of you!" Alice glided over to wrap Bella in a hug. Jasper stood at the door with a smirk on his face because he knew their feelings before they interrupted. Edward walked over and gave him a quick punch on the arm.
"Thanks Alice" She said slightly embarrassed. She was never one to like big displays of affection or the like. She looked over Alices' shoulder to see Rosalie and Emmett walk into the room followed by Jake and Renesmee. When Nessie saw Alice she screeched and ran into her arms.
"Oh, Aunt Alice I missed you guys so much!" She squeezed Alice with all her might. Bella looked over to see a look of affection cross Jacobs face. He saw her watching him and looked at the floor embarrassed.
"What did I miss little sister?" Emmett asked as he ruffled Bella's hair. Always the instigator. She ducked out of his reach and ran around to his other side before crouching down and kicking his legs out from under him causing him to land hard with a thud. She laughed.
"Oh, not much Emmett, just me kicking your butt!" She laughed and caught the gleam in his eye. She quickly judged a retaliation coming up and tried to doge his next move. Before either of us could do anything else we heard Alice clear her throat.
"Guys, could we please rough house after were done celebrating Bellas accomplishment?" Alice stood with her hands in fists on her hips. Emmett smirked at Bella.
" Your lucky this time Bella." Emmet said with a chuckle. "So, what is this accomplishment that you've done," Emmett asked as he stood up. "World peace?"
Hating the attention, and his comment she pushed him into a tree. It was her turn to laugh. "Oh, I just projected my thoughts to Edward and Renesmee," She said shyly.
"She did more than that," Jasper put in. "I've had to hear about how amazing you were at projecting your memories to Edward for the last ten minutes of our trip back." He smiled at her and she rolled her eyes.
"So, Bella finally coming into your new gift. Now maybe we won't have to hear Alice talk about you all the time anymore," Rosalie said with an attitude.
"Oh Rosalie, stop being jealous," Jacob said irritated. Rosalie glared at him over her shoulder. Even though things are better between the Cullens and the Werewolves, Rosalie and Jake will probably rarely if ever agree on anything other than Renesmee.
Renesmee pulls on Alice's shirt to get her attention. "Aunt Alice guess what I got to do today." Alice goes on to make a big production of different crazy scenarios that made no sense causing Nessie to go into a fit of giggles one of which was having her quacking like a duck. "No, silly," she says at Alice's last statement in between giggles, " Daddy let me get my first rabbit!"
As Renesmee holds everyone's attention Bella looked at Edward. He winks at her and she focus's opening her my mind to let him read her thoughts. 'I need to hunt, I am hungry. Did you hunt while you were with Renesme?' He shook his head. 'Wanna go now?' He nodded. As they cross the room together she whispered to Jake their plans. He nods and takes a more protective stance near Nessie. She smiled to herself as Edward lead her outside.
As she stepped outside she realized how long she'd actually been coped up in there. She raised her head to the sky as she relished the sun on her face. She turned to look at Edward who had already made it to the woods and was now looking at her with a lustful expression.
"Do you know how beautiful you are Mrs. Cullen?" She giggled and ran to his side wrapping her arms around his neck. He leaned down and kissed her gently. She stood there a moment with her eyes closed savored the moment. She hear heard him chuckle. "Ready?"
"Mmmm," She replied with her eyes still closed. He rubbed his hand up and down her back.
"Wanna race?," he asked hopeful. She opened one eye and looked at him before taking off. She laughed freely as she left him behind shocked. He quickly gathered his composure and followed suit. They ran with out a destination, but something stopped Bella dead in her tracks. She looked around feeling that something wasn't quite right. Edward had passed her and was now making his way back, concern written all over his face. He cupped her face in his hands. He had been talking to her, she was oblivious, not hearing him. The instinct of danger taking over.
"Bella, whats wrong?" He searched her face and she shook her head.
"I don't know. Something doesn't seem right," She said as she searched the woods surrounding them. Edward seemed to tune into it too. His body tensed beside hers and she looked to him for an answer. "What do you think it is?"
He shook his head and offered a reassuring smile. "Its probably nothing Bella. Were still on edge from the fight." She searched his face. She didn't completely believe him but she let it pass. For all they knew it could be the Volturi goons spying on them, plotting their revenge. She shook her head trying to keep her mind from wandering.
"Ok, lets hunt."She agreed.
Meanwhile back at the house, Emmett and Jasper were playing cards while Jacob and Renesmee were reading a book. Rosalie was pretending to watch TV. While Alice was gushing to Carlisle and Esme about the latest fashions they saw while on vacation.
Rosalie was just about to make a snide remark when she saw Alice get a faraway look in her eyes. "Emmet! Jasper!" They looked at Rosalie and followed her gaze. Within seconds they were all standing around Alice.
Jasper could sense Alices fear. It was so intense it sliced through him and made him shiver. As Alice came out of it she made a low whimper. Jasper put his hand on her shoulder and asked her softly "Alice, what did you see?"