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Bella's Wedding Day

Bella's big day has finally arrived. BUT what happens when an old friend comes to wish her good luck? WARNING...if you don't like Jacob, you won't like my story. :)

Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer rocks! The people are hers...not mine.

4. Tales of a Wedding Planner

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Chapter Four - Tales of a Wedding Planner

Alice POV

The yard had never looked so beautiful. I hope Bella will be happy. I invited a few more people than she asked for but a wedding was the best kind of celebration, right?

I started to do a quick inventory in my head.

Bella, done. Check. She’s upstairs waiting patiently. At least as patiently as she could. I giggled to myself.

I glanced at my watch, 15 minutes. Good.

I looked over everything outside making sure it was all perfect. It was. Check.

The guests were arriving and all were smiling. I smiled to myself. This was going to be perfect! Except for the fact that there was no sign of Renee yet. I had overheard the call she'd made to Charlie saying that she'd missed her flight and was going to be cutting it close. I sure hope she makes it in time. Bella will be upset if she doesn't. Maybe I can stall somehow. I can't worry about that right now though.

Okay, to make sure the guys are ready. I walked up to Carlisle’s study. There they stood. They looked great. I walked over to Edward, brushed his tuxedo with a lint brush and used my hands to straighten the fabric. “You look fantastic! Bella is going to be so happy.”

“I hope so” was his reply. Strange. I looked at Jasper. He only shrugged. He’s probably just nervous. I closed my eyes for a second, trying to see what he was worried about. Bella and Edward under arch. Saying ‘I do’. Everyone smiling. She’s changed.Everything’s fine.A fairytale -- happily ever after. Has to be nerves.

I walked over and picked up the roses for their lapels. I pinned Emmett’s on first. Edward’s next. “Don’t poke me,” he joked weakly. I laughed a little too hard trying to lighten the mood. When I got to Jasper, he smiled the smile that told me something’s wrong. I raised my eyebrows and he glanced quickly at Edward.

“Everything’s almost ready.” I finished pinning the rose to Jasper and turned around. “You all need to take your places. There is a wedding happening today.” I tried to reassure Jasper and Edward with my response. “Emmett, Jasper, will you guys make sure the groom gets to his spot, then come find me and Rosalie for the procession. Got it?”

“Yes, ma’am.” I knew I was being bossy today, but it all had to be perfect. There were just a few more things on my list.

The caterers. I had to make sure they were ready. The reception was right after pictures.

Pictures. The photographer. I haven’t seen the photographer. I began to panic just a little bit and hurried down the stairs, looking for the lost photographer. I found him snapping photo after photo of Rosalie sitting on the couch in the living room. If this had been any other day I probably would have laughed myself silly, but not today. “Rosalie!" I snarled. The photographer's head snapped up. "You are not the bride!" I continued. "This is not your day!”

“I know,” she said sweetly as she thanked the photographer and walked over to me.

I glared at the photographer. “You need to be set up outside. The ceremony’s about to begin.”

He quickly gathered his things and headed toward the door, muttering a pathetic "I'm sorry." I followed him with my eyes until he was out the door. I didn’t have time for this.

I turned on Rosalie. "Please, a little help today!" I huffed.

"Okay, I'm sorry." She had said the words but very rarely did Rosalie ever really mean her apologies. I got the impression that she was only sorry that she'd been caught. "Didn't you say you wanted to capture all the beauty of the day?" She said as she reached up and primped her perfect blonde curls.

"Whatever," I snorted. "Just don't cause any more trouble today, okay?" I put my hands together like they were praying and begged, "please?" She smiled. I turned and headed toward the kitchen. When I pushed the door open I just about fell in the floor.

It was a mess!

It looked like a bomb had gone off. A bomb containing red wine. “What happened in here!” I asked trying to control myself.

“So sorry, Miss.” The little lady started to explain in her broken English. “Someone knocked over a case of wine. We were trying to clean it up and knocked over one that had champagne. It kind of exploded. The noise scared the chef and he threw the cake into the air.”

“The wedding cake?” I asked on verge of losing my cool.

“Well, yes, but it was only the bottom layer. We have the other three and it will still be beautiful, Miss.”

“Please just get everything cleaned up. We’ll be ready for you in less than an hour. Can you be ready?”

“Oh, yes, Miss. We will be ready.”

“Okay, then,” I muttered as I left the kitchen. Jasper and Emmett were just coming in from outside.

“Where’s Rose?” asked Emmett. I think I surprised him when I glared at him. “What did she do?”

“I found her posing for the photographer.” Emmett laughed. I just growled at him “Go find her and keep her under control. This is Bella’s day. Not hers.”

Emmett put his hand up to his forehead in mock salute. “Yes, ma’am” he said in military fashion. He turned on his heel and disappeared further into the house.

Jasper took my hands and pulled me into a hug. He kissed the top of my head. “Everything looks great. You did a really great job. You should be a wedding planner fulltime.”

I stepped back and smiled. “What’s wrong?” I could tell something was still really bothering him.

He frowned. “Edward is really edgy. Something is bothering him. He should be happy today. Is everything okay? Have you seen anything?”

“No, I looked while I was in Carlisle’s office earlier. Bella’s future is still sure. They get married. She’s changed. We all live happily ever after.” I was suddenly being thrown into one of my visions. Edward was pacing under the arch in the yard. Bella was standing upstairs looking out the window. She crossed over to the couch and sat down. She looked troubled, more troubled than one should be on their wedding day. She looked toward the door and smiled. It opened and everything disappeared.

A heartbreaking scream deafened my ears. It took me a second to realize that it'd come from me.

“Alice?" Jasper sounded frightened. "What did you see?"

“Bella’s future just disappeared!”

“What?” Jasper looked as confused as I felt.

It was only moments before the room was filled with people, Edward, Carlisle, Esme, Emmett, Rosalie, even Charlie must have heard me. He was the last to arrive, breathing heavy.

“What’s wrong, Alice?” Edward inquired with a strain in his voice.

“I’m not sure, but I think someone should check on Bella. I’ll be right back.” I explained.

“I’ll come too.” Edward said.

“Look everyone. There’s really no need to get excited. I guess I’m just a little nervous too. Just wait here and I’ll check on her.”

Edward started to follow me up the stairs. “It’s okay, Edward. Wait here.” I got the impression that I was missing something.

As I started up the stairs I knew what that something was. I took a deep breath.

Jacob Black.

He was here. With Bella!

I sighed and opened the door without even knocking.