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Bittersweet Hello

Summary:
Bella and Edward in Forks, it's the same time period with the same people, but this time their roles are switched


Notes:
Edward Mason is a young 17 year old boy who has just moved to Forks with his mother in search of the renowned blood specialist, Dr. Cullen. His mother is sick with an unheard of blood disease and Dr. Cullen is their last hope.
Bella Cullen is a 107 year old vampire with a body frozen in time at age 17. She alone in her family has not found love. She surrounds herself with books, and awaits the day her prince comes to sweep her of her feet.


6. Chapter 6; Growth

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"So how was your day at school?" asked my mother, repeating the same cliché question that parents everywhere tended to ask.

"Pleasant," I replied, walking with her inside past the small kitchen and into the living room. I immediately went for the piano as she asked more questions.

"Did you make any knew friends?"

"Yes, mommy, I made a new best friend and we shared apple slices." I grinned broadly and wrinkled my nose as she mussed my hair up. "I did make some new...acquaintances. I think it's too soon to call them friends."

"Well that's good. You'll have another day tomorrow...and the day after...and the day after...and the day after..." I listened to her voice trail off as she headed down the hallway to her room.

I opened up the key cover and plunked a few notes; just a warm up. And just like every other day, I was off on a wild piano spree, loosing myself in the classical music of the past.

* * * * *

"Bella, sometimes you go too far," fumed Jasper. I could feel his anger seeping into me, like a plant absorbing water.

"No, Jasper, I don't go any further than necessary," I felt my voice shake.

"Jasper, calm down, you're making ME mad," said Alice from his side. Her face was gaining color, the little blood she had staining her cheeks. Jasper took a deep breath and, although it was a struggle for him, he calmed himself, a wave of tranquility washing over me. He'd never deny Alice anything.

"Alice, can I talk to you for a moment?" She seemed defiant as I turned and headed upstairs. She swooped up the stairs beside me and we closed the door to my room. She sat calmly on my bed as I turned to her.

"What are you doing," I asked her, my voice low and my eyes narrowed.

"What do you mean," she asked, her voice innocent and her eyes wide.

"You know exactly what I mean. What are you trying to do to this boy? Why are you bringing him into our world? I've seen your visions, and they're not going to come true."

Edward's voice murmurs in my ear. Three tiny words; enough to send a shiver down my spine. He pulls his face away from my ear, his breath warming my neck. I can feel his perfect nose gliding along my jaw line, his smell is intoxicating. He backs up to look me straight in the eyes. Beautiful. His hair is ruffled and shines in the light like gold and copper. A slight blush dusts his cheeks; adorable. That crooked smile held firmly in place, his eyes crinkled at the corners. It really should be illegal to be this angelic.

I blinked and it was all gone. What a blissfully perfect vision...but it couldn't come true. I wouldn't let it.

"Bella, Bella, Bella." Alice shakes her head as though talking to a child. "You're lonely. You can't deny it. And remember? My visions are created by decisions...One of you had to have made it."

"Well it wasn't me, I don't want to endanger him."

"Doesn't mean you don't want that to happen..." She smiled triumphantly before fluttering out the door. As it clicked shut, my eyes did the same, squeezing tight, trying to erase the images behind my eyelids.

To be completely truthful, I knew the vision was made by my decision. We were seated in my flower-covered clearing. But how could I not think it? With his complete perfection it would seem impossible not to think it...

But I couldn't talk to him anymore...Or maybe I could...I just couldn't let any harm come to him. My indecision was flickering back and forth. Alice would have a head ache by the end of the night. I smiled at that.