Oh boy, what a beautiful sight
"Come on Bella, wake up!" My body was suddenly being shaken violently, obviously startling me awake.
"Ugh, leave me alone, I'm tired."
"I don't know why, you went to bed at 9." He sounded exasperated.
"But I didn't fall asleep until 12, that's 3 whole hours."
"This makes me wonder why you weren't tired from sneaking out."
"Caffeine does wonders. Now let me sleep." I responded sarcastically.
"I have, until 2."
"What!" I sat up and looked at Edward.
"Yeah, look." He handed me his phone, and sure enough, it was 2.
"Great." I muttered. I got up and looked around the room.
"Where am I?" I asked.
"My old room. You fell asleep downstairs so I brought you up here. Oh, Alice has an outfit for you in her room."
"Okay." I walked to the door and was going to continue when I turned.
"Thanks." I spoke quietly before walking into Alice's room to change.
Alice had chosen a deep green tank top with a cropped jean jacket, jean capris and white tennis shoes.
"Bella, hurry up! We've got to go." Edward called as I closed the door.
"Coming! Where are we going? And where's everybody else?"
"They went to the movies; I told them to let you sleep." He hadn't noticed I was in the room, so he still yelled as he spoke.
"Thanks." I adjusted the tank top and looked up. He was now standing by the open door.
"Come on, it'll take a little while to get there."
"Where is there?" I asked as I stepped outside.
"I told you, it's a surprise."
"Does that mean I have to wear a blindfold?" I asked, joking a little.
"No, just relax as I drive."
"Should be easy enough." We walked out to the car and got in. After a while of driving I turned on the radio, sick of the silence.
I'm so sick and tired….of being sick and tired…
"Please turn it." Edward said, I did.
I'm gonna tell you one time…
"Again please." I sighed.
But you were everything to me…
I was begging you please don't go…
And i said...
Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone...
I'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
You'll be a prince and i'll be a princess...
It's a Love Story baby just say yes...
I looked at him and he just stared at me, then turned his hand back to the road. Avoiding my eyes. I turned off the radio and stared out the window for the rest of the ride. The silence didn't last long though. Edward pulled off to a dirt path and drove a ways before he parked.
"Why are we here?" I asked as we got out of the car.
"Just follow me." Et tu brute? I thought. Following him, we set off for the forest.
"Get in front of me, or to my side. That way I can help you when we get to the more dense areas."
"More dense areas? Edward, you know I can't hike, I never could. Please tell me this isn't the surprise.' I complained. He chuckled at my reaction.
"No, we just have to wait until we get there."
"There? Where's there?"
"Again, it's a surprise." I groaned and continued walking. Soon I saw the opening of trees and light shining through up ahead.
"Finally!" I called as I hurried into the treeless area. Not caring where or what on, I sat down and closed my eyes.
"Bella, have you even looked at your surroundings?" Edward asked as he approached me.
"Huh?" I opened my eyes and looked. The trees were all a vibrant healthy green, with grass about 3 inches tall surrounding them. There were small white and purple flowers spread out through the open field. In the distance I could hear the trickle of water.
"It's beautiful!" I gasped.
"I thought you would like it." He smiled over at me.
"How did you find this place?"
"I came walking through the woods and discovered it. Since then I've been coming whenever I want to be by myself or to think. No one else knows about this place"
"Not eve Tanya or Alice?"
"Nope." We were silent as we listened to the birds chirp far off.
"Thank you. I leaned over to plant a kiss on his cheek. Immediately pulled back, a blush already forming.
"You're welcome." He leaned into me and returned the kiss. By now I was blushing like mad, so I turned to where he couldn't see. While staring at my surroundings, I thought of something.
"Why did you bring me here?" I questioned.
"Because I wanted you to see it." He spoke as if it was obvious.
"I get that, but why not Alice, or Tanya?"
"Alice would come search me down in a heartbeat. Then I'd never have time to myself." I nodded as I turned to look at him.
"That makes sense. Tanya?"
"I-I don't know. I supposed I just wanted it to be our little secret."
"Why? Why ours? Why not share it with Tanya? You guys are getting married soon, so why are you avoiding her?"
"I'm not avoiding her Bella."
"Yes, you are Edward. You should be spending today with her. Sharing this wonderful place with her."
"Because Edward! She's your fiancée! You're supposed to spend your time with her! You love her don't you?" I yelled in a bit of anger.
He's not supposed to be spending his time with me instead of his fiancé.
"I don't know anymore."
"What?" I asked perplexed, dumfounded, surprised, any other word to explain this dumbstruck feeling of mine.
"I just don't know anymore."
"You don't know if you love the woman you're going to get married to? The woman you proposed to? So you're going to cancel the wedding? Or just leave her standing at the altar?" I spoke in disgust. I stood and started again through the woods.
"Bella! Wait! You don't know the way back!" He caught up to me quickly as I slowly pushed through branches and bushes.
"I'll figure it out."
"No you won't Bella, now please follow me." I stared at him, contemplating.
"Fine." Needless to say, I stayed quiet until we got home. I walked through the front door and straight into Jacob.
"Ugh. Jacob what are you doing here?" I stepped around him so I could let Edward in.
"So now I can't see my Bells? That hurts Bella, it really does." He put his hand over his heart as if it started to hurt.
"Whatever Jacob. What are you doing here though, I thought you would go home after the movies and work on your car." I explained.
"I was, but I wanted to see you. Plus I need more parts, and parts cost money. That's one of the three things I don't have.
"The other two?" I asked as I walked into the kitchen, they followed.
"Well money is number 2 or 3, I'm not sure. Three, I think is a sweet ride, that's where the money comes in."
"So what's number one Mr. I-can't-count?" I questioned.
"I was getting there, hold your horses."
"Don't own any." I replied sarcastically.
"Fine then, just hold your underwear."
"Too embarrassing." I smirked at him before taking a swig of water.
"Are you guys always acting like this?" Edward asked.
"How so do you mean?" I asked in an innocent voice.
"Acting like five year olds."
"Excuse me? There's only 1 five year old in here." I said.
"Glad you finally owned up to it Bella, I was wondering when you would come out of denial." I glared at Jacob and smacked his arm.
"Abusive." He said in a sarcastic and sharp voice. I rolled my eyes and took another sip of water.
"I'm in the mood for a BLT. Bella can you make me one?" Jacob asked with his baby voice.
"Do I look like a maid to you?"
"Well now that you mention it…" His voice drifted off.
"Then you need to get your eyes checked, but fine."
"You did look cute in your maid costume last Halloween though.' I shivered as I got out the ingredients.
"Do not mention that costume." I ordered, a death threat in my voice.
"What did it look like?" Edward asked.
"Picture a maid's outfit but sluty. Skirt up to mid-thigh and tight. A corset with all the strings in front and suffocating you with a plunging neckline and it being a tube top. Now add stockings coming up over your knee, elbow length gloves, and high heeled boots. Then you have the costume."
"Are you sure Bella wore something like that?"
"Yep, I have a picture right here."
"What?! I thought I said no pictures?" I dropped the knife I had been holding and turned around. Edward was holding the picture in his hand and his eyes were almost popping out of his head.
"So what do you think?" I asked, a deep blush already permanently forming on my cheeks.
"You look, whoa, I mean… Bella, you look… Beautiful."
"I think the man means hot." Jacob countered. My blush just got deeper. I walked over to Edward and tried to grab the picture. His hand moved away before I could.
"Jacob, think you can make me a copy?"
"What!" Now my eyes were bugging."
"Sure, I've got plenty.'
"Jeez, Bella, don't you know not to yell?" Edward said, teasing.
"Come here you…." I quickly tried to snatch the picture and ended up tripping. As I fell backwards, Edward grabbed me and leaned me against the counter.
"Thanks." I said, then tried to get the picture once more.
So here's the summary of our position. I was leaning with the bottom of my back against the counter. Edward was leaning close against me. So close our faces were two inches apart. His hand was behind his back, holding the picture while the other was beside my hip on the counter. My hand was reaching for the pictures, causing me to lean into him more.
Now imagine that you're his fiancé, sister, and half sister walking in on us like this. Now realize that this is exactly what happened.
"Edward?" Said Tanya.
"What's this?" She asked, meaning our position. (DUH!)
"She was trying to get my picture of her back." Jacob explained.
"Which one?" Alice asked.
"Last year's Halloween picture." Then I realized how Edward was completely distracted and looking at Tanya. Quickly, I grabbed the picture and moved from behind him, or in front, whichever.
"I'm sorry, Tanya. I tripped and he caught. I was still reaching for the picture though."
"No problem, I understand. I've been told of your many mishaps." She giggled a little.
"I'm not exactly the most graceful person."
"Far from it." Jacob muttered. I glared as a response.
"Bella, Rosalie and I have to talk to you." Alice announced.
"Ok." I followed them upstairs and into her room.
"Sit, we're going to have a long talk." Rosalie ordered.
"About what?" I sat at the edge of the bed.