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The Bet

Summary:
If I had had any inkling that this whole ‘baby-sitting’ thing would upset her this much, then I never would have bribed Alice with that ridiculous car. I spin on my heel, only to come face to face with Emmett and Jasper, both doubled over in silent laughter at my expense.


Notes:


1. Bet

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“…nothing compared to what’s waiting for you at home!” I snapped my phone shut after listening to the message that Bella had left for the third time in a row.

If I had had any inkling that this whole ‘baby-sitting’ thing would upset her this much, then I never would have bribed Alice with that ridiculous car. I spin on my heel, only to come face to face with Emmett and Jasper, both doubled over in silent laughter at my expense.

“Seriously Edward…play it again.” Emmett rolls over on to the ground, his hands clenching his stomach in a manic fit of laughter.

“I will not and quit it.” I say, my teeth clench tightly together, although I myself am holding back my own laughter at how absurd Bella can be at times.

“Seriously though, with her temper, how many people do you think she’ll get in her first year?” Jasper asks Emmett and me, his tone serious as he comes over to stand next to me.

Waves of calm and tranquility rush over me and of course I can’t fight against it, because if I did, I might kill both of these fools before they even know what hit them. Instead I focus on finding something less important to kill, but I find myself still distracted by their little bet.

“Five hundred says she kills at least two people within the first month of being turned.” Emmett says, pulling out his wallet to count his money before this goes any further; Rosalie is going to be furious.

“One thousand says she’ll kill twenty people within the first two months…”Jasper, of course is betting high and honestly I think it’s because he’s tired of being the weak one all the time.

“Care to wager in Edward?” Emmett asks me, a sly grin on his face as I snarl at them both and take a seat on a nearby rock.

“Fine…” I say, an idea forming in my head.

“I’ll bet you two thousand that Bella beats both you and Emmett in arm wrestling matches within her first week.” I know Emmett will be pleased and I must make sure to mention this to Bella before either one of them does.

“You are so on!” Emmett yells as he gleefully punches the air and glances over at Jasper, who is now grumbling to himself.

“…why do I always have to be the weakest…” He mumbles to himself, but I can still hear him and I feel bad.

I’m about to say something, when out of nowhere I’m being thrown a yards length away where I land on the ground, Emmett on top of me and laughing hysterically. We wrestle for a few moments, neither one of us really getting much of an advantage over the other until Jasper joins in and pulls Emmett to his feet. Quickly and without much effort, I swing both of my legs towards theirs, watching as the both of them come tumbling down to join me on the soft earth.

“What Alice?” My phone is open and to my ear before the first ring even becomes audible.

“Just thought you would want to know that your hostage is asleep…after talking with Rose.” The last part of that sentence is said with some reluctance and I can only imagine what that’s supposed to imply.

“Thanks Alice.” I say, glancing over towards Emmett and Jasper who are still, stupidly, wrestling with one another.

“Oh and Edward…” I roll my eyes, what now?

“…put me in at a thousand that Bella won’t kill anyone during her first year…”

And with that the line went dead; I don’t think I’ll bet against Alice this time around.