Bella has just come to Forks after a breakup with her boyfriend from Phoenix. But how long will she actually last? Warning: I have the ending in mind, and it is a MAJOR twist. Muahaha. * not done, and i don't use deadlines. i write when i am in the mood. :] *
10. Chapter 10
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The next few months I spent at the Cullen’s was… surreal. I learned all about everyone’s history. It was all horrible, and I felt sympathy towards them. We never actually came to a conclusion about why I blushed or ate human food, but I lived with it. Drinking blood was not something I envied them. I watched the days fly by slowly as Alice, Jasper, Edward, Rosalie, and Emmett went to school and Carlisle went to work. This left me alone with Esme, which I didn’t mind at all. There was something about her that just made you feel immediately at ease, like you were home. And now this was my home.
When he wasn’t at school, Edward and I were practically inseparable. Alice joined us a lot, too. For some reason, Rosalie and Emmett tended to stay away from me. It mostly looked like Rosalie’s doing.
Carlisle, believing I could now handle it, told me that they made it look like I had crashed into a tree and my truck set on fire. I was extremely sad about that, since I’d only had the truck for less than a day before it had to be destroyed. I wondered what Charlie was feeling right now. I wondered if Aiden saw me in the obituaries. Or maybe the newspaper only showed people from that state… I wasn’t sure.
I looked at the calendar that hung under the kitchen cabinets. This was the day prom would’ve been, if I was actually human, according to Alice. She’d been talking about it for the past two weeks. I sighed. I was a horrible dancer, there was no denying that, but someplace deep in me actually wanted to go.
I was stuck in Alice’s bathroom all morning and most of the evening, being her Barbie. I protested as soon as she said the word “makeover” but she pulled up a horrible excuse - she hadn’t been human in forever and she didn’t even remember her human life, and I was the closest thing she had. Of course, that made me feel guilty and I let her do it.
She had me in a ridiculous dress and unsafe heels. When I commented on the shoes she reminded me that I now had all the grace in the world. I smiled at this.
My dress was dark purple with a corset on top. The bottom was basically a tutu that hit just under my knees. The shoes were the same shade, also velvet, and laced up my ankles.
For my makeup, she applied false eyelashes and then put more mascara on top of that, making my eyes look huge. There was a thin line of black eyeliner on my bottom lids. To finish it off, she applied a clear gloss to my full lips.
My long, dark hair simply fell straight over my shoulders and to my waist.
I had to admit, Alice was very good at makeovers.
“Okay, so when do I get to take this off?” I asked curiously.
She scoffed and looked offended. “We didn’t just do this for fun, you know.” I raised my eye brows. “Tonight’s the prom, silly!” she practically screamed in my face.
I stared at her. “Alice, I don’t even go to the school. I can’t just show up at the prom.”
She rolled her eyes and laughed. “We’re the ones that go to Forks High. People who go to a school can invite others as their dates. Don’t you know anything?” Her smile was still teasing, and I realized she was right.
“What if Charlie sees me?” My voice cracked. I usually tried not to think about the fact that my father was less than 5 miles away and I couldn’t even see him.
“Don‘t worry. I checked,” she proclaimed, clearly proud of her visions.
“But if you and Jasper are together, and then Rosalie and Emmett…” I gasped, and blushed.
Alice, of course, practically died with laughter. “Well, who did you think you were going with?”
I mumbled something along the lines of “I dunno.”
“Come on,” she smiled. “Let’s get you down to your date!” I smiled to myself. There was nothing I’d rather do than spend time with Edward. She walked slowly down the hall, or I guess just regularly for a human. My impatience was almost tangible, and at the top of the stairs I could only see his feet, which made it even worse.
“Go on down,” Alice whispered in my ear, giving me a push. “I’ll be there in a second.”
I walked down the stairs a little faster now, eager to see Edward, and when I did, my jaw dropped. The black contrasted with his skin in a way that made him radiant. The corners of his lips played into a smile when he saw me, and I blushed. The red would probably be permanent on my cheeks for the rest of the night.
“Did you know you’re beautiful?” he murmured against my hair, as I was already crushed into an impossibly sweet hug.
“No,” I whispered back, even though everyone could hear us, “probably because I’m always looking at you.” He seemed to like this.
Alice then appeared at the top of the stairs, looking like a perfect fairy. The only thing she needed was the wings. She wore a bright green mini dress. Her whole chest was covered up to her collarbone and it was long sleeved, but as she swirled around, we could see that the entire back had been cut out. Her topaz eyes was accented by shimmering eye shadow and pale pink lips. I was jealous. Alice danced down the stairs to Jasper’s side and he put his arm around her waist.
“Well, shall we go then?” Edward said excitedly. Even I was a little bit excited.
Once we were in the car, the panic started to spread throughout me. First it claimed my hands, making them shake. Then my stomach twisted into pretty little knots. But then it finally reached my brain, and I lost it.
“Edward, I still haven’t smelt a human yet! What if I’m just not attracted to animals, but I massacre the entire gymnasium?!” We were sitting in his very high end car, just the two of us. Rosalie and Emmett took her convertible, and Alice and Jasper took Carlisle’s Mercedes. We apparently weren’t the only ones who wanted privacy.
He looked at me, understanding. “I talked to Carlisle before we left. I was actually thinking the same thing as you. He doesn’t think it’s possible, but… we don’t have to go if you don’t want.” I could see how much he wanted to be there, though. His voice was incredibly sad.
“No…” I hesitated. “Err… I’ll be fine. Just make sure you, well, stop me… if it happens.”
He chuckled and rolled his eyes. “Of course not, Bella. I would much rather watch you kill the whole grade.” I smiled at his attempt to ease my nerves. “Although, there are a few people I wouldn’t mind hurting.” I frowned at him, but his smile didn’t fade. “Don’t burst my bubble. I am incredibly happy tonight,” he scolded.
“And why is that?”
“Because I’m spending it with the most beautiful being to ever walk this earth.” I smiled. I knew it’d be something along those lines, since Edward was all too polite, but it was still nice to hear.
We were at the school now, and people of different shapes, sizes, and colors were all dolled up and ready to have the night of their lives. Now that we were around humans, we had to go human speed, which I didn’t like. I loved the rush of always moving quickly. Edward walked to my side of the car to help me up as I got out of the car. My breath caught as I felt a sharp pang of jealousy. Sure, I was beautiful now, but my beauty would never compare to Edward’s.
And so I began the night that would change my immortal life.