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Crimson Wine

Summary:
When James recognizes Alice in the baseball field, he goes after her instead of Bella. Starts from just before Edward brings Bella home for the first time. Mostly from Alice's POV but it might change. Please review, flames are welcome.


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2. Chapter 2

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1239   Review this Chapter

Alice’s POV

I passed Carlisle on the way back to my room. “Alice,” he said stopping me. “You can’t just do that in front of Bella, she’s a human.”

“She didn’t seem to mind.” It was true. Apart from being a little surprised, she seemed comfortable with it.

“I know, but I just don’t want to scare her off.” He sighed. “I’ve never seen Edward so happy.”

“Everything will be fine. Trust me,” I said tapping my finger against my temple to remind him that I could see how this would turn out. I smiled up at him before continuing down the hall.

Jasper was lying on our bed, reading. We didn’t really need one, but sometime it was nice to just pretend to sleep. He looked up at me and smiled. I laid down next him and rested my head on his still, hard chest.

“How are you holding up?” It was hard for him; being so close to a human.

“I’m okay.” He sighed. “Edward was right, though. She does smell good.”

“Yea,” I agreed, “she does.” I closed my eyes and started thinking. There was nothing better than just laying here with Jasper letting my mind wander. I couldn’t help it, though, my thoughts drifted back to the subject of my past. I tried not to think about it when Edward is home, but I’m sure he’s too busy with Bella to notice. I really didn’t want anyone to know how much this is bothering me, but per usual, my feeling betray me and Jasper caught on.

“Alice, are you alright?” He sat up so he could look at my face.

“Yea, I’m fine.” I hated lying to him. It’s not like he actually believed me, but I still didn’t like it.

“Alice,” he said with a disapproving tone. “You know, when you lie to me, I can feel it.”

“Feel it?” I was confused. How can you feel someone lying? I’ve never really lied to him before, so we’ve never had this conversation.

“I can always tell if you’re lying. You feel nervous and shameful. Not to mention the fact that you’re a horrible liar,” he said lightheartedly, but then he voice got softer and more serious. “Will you please tell me what’s wrong?”

“I’m sorry, Jazz. I just don’t want to talk about it.” I never was comfortable talking about my past. When we first joined the family and everyone asked about it, I always let Jasper tell them.

“Why? We always tell each other everything.”

Jasper was right. I suddenly felt bad for not telling him. “I’m sorry,” I apologized again. “I just- I’ve been thinking a lot about what happened to me and about the vampire who changed me. I know I don’t really have any reason to and I haven’t since we joined the family, but,” I paused for a second. “I just have a feeling something bad is going to happen, something about him.

“A vision?” He had a skeptical look in his eyes; if I had an important vision, I would’ve told him. And he knows that.

“No, just a feeling,” I thought for a moment before continuing, “I don’t really know how else to describe it.”

Jasper looked pensive for a moment. “Are you going to tell Carlisle?”

“No, I don’t want to worry him. It’s probably nothing.” He looked like he didn’t believe me. “I’ll tell him if I get a vision, I promise.”

“Okay.” He smiled and kissed my forehead gently. I placed my head on his chest again, right above his long dead heart. Listening to his even breathing, it was easy to just forget everything. Forget that Rosalie was down the hall driving herself crazy with anger, forget the smell of human blood as it flowed with the air currents from Edward’s room on the 3rd floor, and forget this outlandish feeling itching at the back of my mind, seemingly warning me of danger.

Even though, I used it as an excuse to calm Jasper, I was really starting to believe that I was overreacting. If it was anything of importance, I would’ve gotten a vision, right?

Just as this though crossed my mind, I could feel myself getting pulled into another vision. As used to this as I was, I was still a little surprised to watch the present slip away when I wasn’t expecting it.

No matter what I tried to convince Jasper or myself, I was terrified that this vision would be the one I’ve been afraid to get. My fears were only slightly calmed when I saw the clearing we always played baseball in. I could just barley heart the reverberation of thunder in the distance before my vision darkened again and I was brought back to the present.

I jumped elatedly off the bed and headed to the door. It was a short vision, but I got the gist of it. There was going to be a thunderstorm tonight, which meant that conditions were right for a game of baseball. Jasper caught up with me and asked about my vision.

“There’s a thunderstorm coming in.” Thanks to vampire hearing and Emmett and Rosalie’s room being next door, Emmett heard me and came out to join us.

“Does that mean baseball?” He asked hopefully.

“Yup.” I smiled. “I’m going to go ask if Edward and Bella want to come.” This, of course, got Rosalie out of her room.

“You’re inviting the human?”

“Rose, she has just as much of a right to play as you do.”

“She can’t even play,” she said exasperated.

“She can watch, of ref with Esme,” I suggested.

She look like she was about to argue back, but I just ignored her and continued to Edward’s room, with Jasper following.

Once on the 3rd floor, we could hear a crash coming from Edward’s room.

“Can we come in?” I asked once we reached his door.

“Go ahead,” Edward called slightly laughing. I walked in to see Bella sitting on Edward’s lap with his arms wrapped protectively around her. I just keep walking to the middle of the room and sat gracefully on the floor.

“It sounded like you were having Bella for lunch, and we came to see if you would share,” I said jokingly.

“Sorry, I don’t believe I have enough to spare.” He pulled her even closer.

“Actually,” Jasper said, taking a few tentative steps into the room, “Alice says there’s going to be a real storm tonight, and Emmett wants to play ball. Are you game?”

Edward looked eager for a moment before a look of hesitation crossed his features. I knew what he was apprehensive about. “Of course you should bring Bella.”

“Do you want to go?” Edward turned to Bella.

“Sure.” She could never disappoint him. “Um, where are we going?”

“We have to wait for thunder to play ball, you’ll see why.” I smiled at the thought of Bella’s reaction to us colliding.

“Will I need an umbrella?” We all laughed at her question.

“Will she?” Jasper asked me.

“No. The storm will hit over town. It should be dry enough in the clearing.”

“Good then,” Jasper said, unknowingly sending a wave of enthusiasm throughout the room.

“Let’s go see if Carlisle will come.” I got up and walked out of his room.

“Like you don’t know,” Jasper called after me. He was right, I did know. Carlisle and Esme would be playing too, but I thought it was more polite to ask rather than just tell them that they were playing. I was so excited. This was going to be Bella’s first baseball game with us; it’s going to be so much fun.

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