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Bittersweet

Summary:
A BellaxEdward story. Charlie is good friends with the Cullen’s and Bella just moved in with Charlie a few months ago. Basically this story is starting at the end of the summer right before school starts. The Cullen’s are still vampires, however they eat human food, but it doesn’t give them any nourishment, so they still need to hunt. DON'T get mad at me for killing off.... AAH! Nao you're in suspence. :]


Notes:
Disclaimer: I own nothing, please don't sue me. A/N: This is my first posted fanfic, Please critique constructively. It's rated teen, just incase.


2. Night at the Cullens

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Alice’s Point of View:

I pulled up to Charlie’s house at nine in the morning the day after meeting Bella. She seemed really quiet, but super nice. This weekend is going to be fun, I just know it. I got out of the car and danced up to the door, before I even got a chance to ring the doorbell Charlie opened the door, and pulled me into a hug.

“Hey Alice!”

“Hi Charlie, um could ya loosen the grip a bit.”

“Oh yeah, sorry.”

“Not a problem. Is Bella ready to go?”

“Just about, she’ll be down in a second. Thank you so much for letting her stay with you and your family.”

“Oh it’s not a problem. We all want to get to know Bella better anyway.” Charlie smiled.

“Thanks for giving her a chance; she’s really a very good person.”

“I know Charlie.” I replied smiling.

“Hi.” Bella said as she appeared in the room with her bag slung over her shoulder.

“Hey Bella, ya ready to go?”

“Yup.” Charlie walked over to her and gave her a hug.

“Have fun.”

“I will.” Bella walked towards me, and we both headed out the door. Once we were in the car we didn’t really say much, and the silence was awkward.

“Do you like to play games?” I finally asked.

“Yeah. Games are fun.”

“We’ll probably play some games at the house then. Or we could watch movies; we have a pretty awesome theater.”

“Cool.”

“Yeah.” I replied, and then there was more silence.

“I’m sorry I’m so quiet, I’m just not really sure what to say, I’m pretty nervous.”

“Oh that’s ok. I’m sure after this weekend things will be less awkward.” She smiled kindly at me.

“What do you like to do in your spare time?” I asked her.

“Um, I read for the most part.”

“That’s cool. I think you’ll get along well with Edward. Out of everyone in the family he’s definitely the reader. Although he’s probably more into music, but he still reads a lot too.”

“Does he play any instruments?”

“Yeah, Edward plays the piano. He’s amazing at it.”

“Cool.”

“We’ll have to make him play something so that you can hear him. I think you will be blown away. Do you play any instruments?” I was happy to finally have some sort of topic we could expand on.

“No, I’m not musically talented.”

“Ah, me neither. What would you say is your talent?”

“Falling.” She mumbled, and I barely heard her.

“Falling?” I questioned.

“I’m a klutz. I’m always falling, or tripping, or walking into things.”

“Oh, got it.” I replied. We talked for several minutes about her favorite things and my favorite things, and before I knew it we were at the house.

“Well, we’re here.”

“Wow, your house is amazing!” Bella stated.

“Thanks. We like it.”

“I can see why.”

“We’re here.” I called out as we walked in the door. Moments later everyone appeared in the room, and said hello to Bella.

“Emmett, why don’t you take Bella’s bag and put it in the guest room?” Carlisle said.

“Sure thing.” Emmett replied.

“What does everyone want to do?” Rose asked.

“Let’s play a game.” Offered Esme.

“Sounds good to me.” I replied. “Bella?”

“Yeah, that’s fine.” She replied.

“What should we play?” Jasper asked.

“What are we doing?” Emmett said as he came down the stairs.

“Playing a game.” Rose replied.

“Ooooh what game?” He asked happily.

“We haven’t decided yet.”

“How about two truths and a lie.” I suggested.

“No!” Edward stated.

“Why not?” I complained.

“You know why not. It’s not fun to play with you.”

“Well…it’s not fun to play it with you either, but that doesn’t stop us.”

“Alice, we play that game all the time, I think our family already knows all the truths and lies, Bella would be the only one who wouldn’t.”

“Fine, we can play something else.” I replied.

“Bella, dear, is there something you want to play?” Esme asked her.

“I don’t really care what we play, I like most games.”

“How about Monopoly?” Emmett suggested.

“That’s fine with me.” Edward replied.

“Me too.” I agreed. Everyone else agreed, and we pulled out Monopoly.

“There’s only six pieces though.” Rose pointed out.

“You kids play, your father and I are going to go sit outside on the patio.”

“You sure?”

“Yeah. Have fun.” Carlisle said.

Bella’s Point of View:

After about an hour of play, all of the property was bought, and most of them had hotels on them. Every side of the board was basically a death trap.

“Woo!” Jasper yelled. I was startled and looked to see why he was so excited. He had just hit free parking, and let me just say, free parking was very full. Alice leaned over and kissed his cheek. I thought that was weird, and it must have shown on my face, because Edward leaned over, and whispered in my ear.

“I’m guessing you didn’t know they are married.” I shook my head no. “So are Emmett and Rose.”

“Aren’t they siblings?” I whispered back.

“No, Carlisle and Esme just treat them like they are their own.” I nodded, and luckily it seemed that nobody had noticed Edward and I whispering, well that is until Emmett spoke up.

“Are you two strategizing over there?” He pointed his finger at us.

“No.” I replied a little too excitedly.

“Good, because that’s not allowed.” I took a deep breath, and hoped that the whispering would be forgotten, and it was.

We played for at least another two hours.

“Why don’t we go watch a movie? This game will never end.” Alice said.

“What do you mean, it will never end? Bella is already out.” Emmett pointed out.

“Exactly, which is more reason to do something else; she has to be bored just watching us.”

Truth was, I wasn’t bored at all. I enjoyed watching them, it was funny. They all got along like most siblings do. They bickered, but it was all out of love. You could tell they weren’t really mad at each other.

“Well, let’s clean up, and we can go a watch a movie, like Alice suggested.” Rose said. Everyone nodded, and started putting the game away.

“To the theater!” Emmett bellowed, raising his arm, and pointing in the direction we would have to go. Everyone laughed, and stood up.

“Whoa!” I exclaimed quietly. Their theater was truly amazing.

“What should we watch?” Jasper asked.

“Horror!” Emmett exclaimed.

“You always want to watch horror films.” Rose pouted.

“Yeah, and we never do.” He replied.

“Bella, do you want to watch a horror movie?” Alice asked me.

“It doesn’t really matter to me.”

“So does that mean we can watch a horror film?” Emmett was bouncing up and down he was so excited.

“Yes.” Everyone said.

“Let’s watch…Scream.” Emmett suggested.

“Fine.” Rose moaned.

I sat down on the couch and got comfortable while Emmett got the movie ready.

“Does anyone want something?” Alice asked. Everyone shook their heads no, and then the movie started.

Rose was cuddled into Emmett’s side on the couch, Alice was leaning on Jasper on the opposite side of the couch, and Edward was sitting near me. Every time something scary happened the girls would latch on to their respective mate, and I would just sit there, clutching my knees close to my chest, and try to scream. When the movie was over, we all decided to go to bed, and Alice walked me to the guest room.

“Here we are.” Alice claimed. “Can I get you anything?”

“No, I think I’m good, thanks though.”

“Sure, there’s a bathroom connected, just walk through the closet, and you’ll see it.” Alice explained and then left.

I changed into my pajamas and then got into bed. I fell asleep instantly, but I ended up having a horrible nightmare, and when I woke up it was windy outside, and the tree branch was hitting the window, making me even more scared. I reached over to the bedside table, and turned on the lamp. Just breathe, I kept telling myself, but it wasn’t helping. I decided to go downstairs to the kitchen to get something to drink.

As I entered the kitchen I saw Edward sitting at the table.

“Oh!” I said startled.

“Couldn’t sleep?” He asked, smiling slightly.

“Bad dream. You?”

“I like sitting in here when it’s storming out.”

“Ah. Well I just came down to get some water.” He instantly stood up and went to the cupboard, and grabbed a glass. He walked over the refrigerator.

“Do you want ice?”

“Oh, no thank you.” He filled the glass with water.

“Here ya go.”

“Thank you.”

“Sure.” I turned to go back up to bed, because I felt awkward, as if I interrupted him.

“You know you can stay down here if you want to…I mean you don’t have too, but…”

“OK.” I sat down across from him, and sipped my water.

“I’m guessing you don’t really like scary movies, huh?”

“Yeah, they aren’t really my strong point.”

“I think scary movies were just made for couples.”

“What?” I asked laughing.

“Well, think about it, the girl gets scared, and she latches onto her boyfriend. It’s the perfect scenario for the guy.” I just kept laughing.

“Yeah, I guess your right.” I agreed.

“So, what type of movies do you usually watch?” He asked.

“Mostly movies that make me laugh.” I finished off my cup of water.

“Do you want more?”

“No thanks. I think I’m going to try to go back to sleep.”

“Alright.”

“Thanks for talking to me, I think it calmed me down.” I said as I left the kitchen.

“Always glad to help.” He replied.

I went back upstairs and fell asleep instantly.