"They'll be here in two minutes." Alice informed us with a far away look in her eyes. Edward was stood in front of me; he still hated the idea of the Denali's having an unmated male with them. And what was even worse? They were staying for two weeks! I wrapped my arms around his torso from behind and rested my head on his shoulder.
"I won't let him get near you." Edward swore. I rubbed soothing circles on his back. I looked down and used my other hand to stroke Edward's shirt that was on me. It was swamped with his scent and I couldn't stop inhaling his glorious scent. I swear I was addicted to it.
I was kind of nervous about this meeting. I wanted to give a good first impression as Edward had told me that the Denali's were practically family. I was also worried about Tanya. Jasper had informed me that she had an… infatuation with him and I didn't like it.
I didn't like it at all.
The sound of tyres crunching on gravel reached our ears and Edward and myself tensed up. I noticed that Carlisle was in front of Esme, Emmett was protecting Rosalie and Jasper was stood in front of Alice. Everybody was silent as we heard the noise get louder and louder. Two engines purred stealthily to us. Edward was currently blocking my view of the door so when the engines cut out, I was immediately nervous. I heard six car doors slam and five pairs of feet walking across the gravel and up the porch steps. Three raps sounded on the door. Carlisle moved to the door with a warm smile on his face.
"Ah, Eleazar! My old friend! It's been too long!" Carlisle greeted.
"Indeed it has Carlisle." A deep voice responded.
"Carmen, how wonderful it is to see you!" I heard a woman laugh.
"You too Carlisle." She responded. I heard Eleazer and Carmen enter the house, being greeted by the rest of the family. Edward shifted his position so that all I could see was his back. No one had noticed me yet, but I think Edward wanted to keep it that way so I didn't say anything.
"Tanya, Irina, Kate!" Carlisle called.
"Hello Carlisle." I heard three females giggle. I suddenly heard someone pick up their speed and stilettos clicked against the floor.
"Eddie!" One of the female's squealed. A strong force hit Edward and he stumbled back into me. Because of this, I got pushed onto the floor.
"Oof!" I huffed as I made contact with the floor. I remember that when I was human, I used to be a total klutz. The floor and I had a relationship with each other. How have you been my old friend?
I looked up and saw a strawberry blonde wrapping her arms around MY Edward. Her face was round and beautiful with plump lips and golden eyes. Her body was curvy but slim. She practically had nothing on! All she wore was a tight pink dress which ended mid-thigh, showing off her curves. I couldn't stop glaring at her arms draped around my Edward.
"Hey Eddie." She giggled in her nasally voice, "How have you been?" she purred stroking his arms seductively. Jealousy bubbled within me.
"Tanya! Get off me!" Edward growled. She immediately stepped away and pouted.
"You could have hurt Bella!" he cut in. Edward walked over to me and held out his hand. I took it gratefully and he pulled me up, wrapping into a tight embrace.
"Are you alright." He asked softly.
"Yeah." I replied and smiled up at him. He smiled back and kissed my cheek. I heard a cough and I turned to glare at Tanya for spoiling our moment.
"Who's this Eddie?" she smiled sweetly at me. I simply glared back.
"Don't call me Eddie." Edward snapped.
"Oh. Yes Edward, who is this?" Carmen asked. She had lovely brunette hair, a bit lighter than my own. She had a nice figure and reminded me a lot like Esme. I saw Eleazar, Kate and Irina staring at me curiously.
"Everyone." Edward pulled away from our embrace to wrap an arm around my shoulders, "This is Bella. She's my mate." He looked down at me lovingly.
"Well done Edward." Eleazar praised. The whole room was filled with congratulations. I took a glance at Tanya and saw that she was glaring murderously at me. I couldn't help but feel smug so I winked at her whilst wrapping my arms tightly around him. She bared her teeth at me and I chuckled.
"What's wrong Tanya?" I asked sweetly.
"Nothing Bella." She spat my name as if it was a disease. I rolled my eyes at her. Suddenly, the congratulations stopped as we heard another set of feet running towards us. Another figure burst in the room.
"Sorry I'm late." He spoke. We all turned to him and I felt Edward tense. The vampire looked about five foot eleven, smaller than my Edward, and looked about twenty. He had bright blonde cropped hair and had muscle, but less muscle than my Edward. His orange eyes instantly snapped to me. Wait, orange?
"Who's this?" he asked, smirking at me. Edward growled extremely loud and placed himself in front of me, blocking the vampire's view of me.
"She's MY mate." Edward spat at him. I could see the new vampire trying to look around Edward to stare at me. I cowered behind his back.
"This is Peter." Tanya introduced, smirking at me.
"Hey." He smiled at everyone, but I could still see him trying to look at me. "So, does the pretty girl have a name?" he asked nodding his head at me. Edward snapped his jaws at Peter and I saw Peter flinch.
"It doesn't concern you." Edward snarled. I saw worry on Peter's face, but he instantly replaced it with a smirk.
"Her name is Bella." Tanya sneered. Edward turned to glare at Tanya and she winked at him. She winked! That bitch! How dare she try and flirt with MY mate! This time, I bared my teeth at her.
"Stop that." I snapped at her. She turned to smile at me.
"Do what?" she asked innocently.
"Flirt with my Edward." I growled. She snorted in response.
"He's only doing it out of pity." I heard her mumble. A snarl ripped out of my throat.
"Would he let me wear his shirt if he took pity on me?" I asked nicely, tugging at the hem of Edward's shirt that I was wearing. I swear her eyes turned red. The tension in the room got so thick that you could cut it with a knife, and it didn't help that Edward and Peter were sizing each other up. I saw Jasper and looked apologetically at him; the emotions in the room must be driving him insane. Although, it would be funny to see Jasper bitch slap Tanya. I somehow managed to stop the smile from creeping onto my face.
"Why don't we all move into the living room to catch up and get acquainted?" Carlisle suggested, glancing at Peter. I caught Carlisle's eye.
"Thank you." I mouthed to him. He smiled at me in response and proceeded to moving everyone into the living room. I stood rigidly, not taking my eyes off Tanya as she glided into the living room with her head held high. I also noticed how Peter banged Edward's shoulder as he walked by. Edward responded by shoving Peter into the living room. It was just me and Edward standing there.
"Why didn't you do anything about Tanya?" I asked. He chuckled and came over to me, wrapping his arms around me from behind and kissing my neck. He skimmed his nose up the side of my neck, across my jaw and up to my ear.
"Sorry, love." He chuckled, "But I love it when you're angry. You look… incredibly sexy." He growled and nipped my earlobe. I managed to suppress the moan in case anyone was listening. I swivelled around in his arms and embraced him, burying my face in his chest.
"Do we have to go in?" I sighed. All I wanted to do was be with Edward.
"Yes." He sighed back, almost as if he was thinking the same thing as me.
"But Tanya and Peter…" I trailed off, shaking my head. I felt Edward's arms tighten around me.
"I'll protect you." Edward promised.
"I'm counting on it." I mumbled and heard Edward's musical laugh. He pulled my chin up and gave me a passionate kiss, filled with love and affection.
"Let's get this over with." I muttered, taking his hand. He squeezed it in reassurance and led me into the living room.
What a fun two weeks this will be…not!