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Holding Broken Glass

Summary:
It's been years since Bella and Edward were married, and Bella has been a vampire for decades. They return to Forks after about 55 years. They've been there peacefully for a few months. The wolves - if there even are any left - don't seem to know of their return. But when a choice is presented to the Cullens, what will their decision be? A more important question; How will it affect them? What trouble could it bring? Rated Teen for safety only, as my language may get coarse. Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns. I don't. =(


Notes:


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I knocked on the bathroom door, but received no answer. I peeked through the crack in the door. “Kalli?” I opened the door, and she looked at us sheepishly before explaining.

“Sorry,” she said, looking thoroughly embarrassed, “My reflection startled me.”

Jasper looked like he was recovering from a panic attack. “Startled you?” He asked, “You scared the living daylights out of yourself!” Kalli shrugged self-consciously.

“Don’t mind them,” I said rolling my eyes at Jasper’s slight insensitivity – though I doubt he meant it. “I did something not unlike that when I first saw my reflection afterwards.”

Kalli smiled at me gratefully. “All right,” She said, taking a deep breath, “Sorry for scaring you all. I’m going to get showered now.” I nodded and shooed the boys out of the bathroom, closing the door on my way out.

{Alice’s Point of View}

Sometime later, Kalli emerged from the bathroom in her old clothes. Wrinkling my nose, I grabbed her abruptly by the wrist and to my bedroom. “We’ll have to go shopping as soon as possible, but for now you can wear some of my clothes. You’re a size four, right?” I asked her, and she nodded. “Good.” I opened the closet door and her mouth gaped open.

I frowned at her expression, then looked back to the closet. “It’s not that big.”

“Yes it is!” Bella yelled from downstairs.

“I agree with Bella.” Kalli said, still blinking, “Alice, it’s the size of my bedroom back home.”

I shrugged. “Actually; it was a bedroom,” Kalli stared at me.“I just added a door in between the two rooms.” I pulled out a pair of jeans and a top, already knowing what would look best on Kalli. “Now you get dressed while I set up the bathroom.” I said, skipping out of the room and closing the door.

Barely ten steps down the hallway, I stopped abruptly when Bella zoomed in front of me, her arms crossed. “What is it Bella?” I asked.

She smiled slightly before returning to her serious expression. “Don’t scare her away like you almost did me.”

I smiled myself. “You’re still here, aren’t you?” I asked.

Bella laughed. “True,” she acknowledged, “But still, don’t go overboard.”

“I won’t,” I said, trilling slightly. I heard Bella chuckling softly as she descended the stairs.

When Kalli peered into the bathroom, she looked slightly anxious. I smiled at her and patted the salon chair in front of the mirror. She grimaced as she sat down. “Alice?” She asked.

“Yes?” I said, rooting through the numerous products on the vanity in front of me.

“Two things,” she said, still nervous, “One, why was Bella so worried about you scaring me away?”

I laughed. “That was just Bella being melodramatic-”

“I was not being melodramatic!” Bella yelled up to us.

I rolled my eyes. “What was the other thing?” I asked her.

“I have a request,” Kalli said, “Could you please keep my hair the same color?”

I shrugged as I pulled out a bottle containing things to hold in Kalli’s hairs’ natural gloss. “I won’t make any promises,” she started to protest, “But; I’ll do my best.”

Kalli relaxed slightly. “All right. Fair enough.”And with that, I set to work.

{Bella’s Point of View}

I glanced upwards yet again, my fingers drumming on the table – a habit I had unknowingly picked up from Rosalie.

Edward looked up from the piano, giving me an annoyed look. “Bella.” He said, “Tapping your fingers won’t do anything but distract me.”

“Sorry.” I said, folding my arms. It had been around an hour since Kalli had disappeared into the bathroom. Of course, Alice was known to take even longer at times, but it still worried me. “Alice?” I called, “How much longer do you think it will take?”

“She won’t let me highlight her hair!”

“Alice!” Kalli said, sounding exasperated, “It looks great as is! There is no need -none- for you to higlight it!”

“But-” Alice was cut off by Jasper muttering something.

“Listening never was one of her strong points.” He said, sighing.

Edward and I looked at him – both because we couldn’t believe he had just said that, and because we were worried of Alice’s reaction.

First, Kalli came bolting down the stairs and flopped down onto a chair. She looked at Jasper, looking amused. “I would run, Jasper.”

Jasper frowned in slight confusion, but then Alice’s emotions must have reached him. He ran out the door, a white blur. Another blur followed it a second later.

Kalli and I looked at one another and broke into laughter. Edward only smiled and shook his head before returning his attention to the piano.

Alice walked in not a minute later, looking satisfied. “I’m mortally offended you laughed,” she said.

“Good thing you’re not mortal then, isn’t it Alice?” Edward asked.

She threw him a dark look. “Now I can’t finish Kalli’s hair.”

“But, Alice,” Kalli said, “My hair hasn’t looked this good in… well, ever.”

“But all I did was curl and gloss it!”

“But it still looks great.” Kalli said, smiling.

Alice sighed. “Fine.”

I rolled my eyes. “Alice, only you could still be upset when someone praises you.” I turned to Kalli. “Just be grateful she didn’t force you into heels like she did me.”

Kalli looked at me, horrified at the mere prospect of wearing heels.

“Oh, Bella,” Alice said, “that was fifty-some years ago.”

“And I still haven’t forgotten.” I muttered. Alice smiled.

“So,” Kalli said, smirking, “What exactly did you do to Jasper, anyways?”

Alice laughed. “If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me.”

Kalli blinked, unable to think of a reply. “Alrighty, then,” she said, picking up Rosalie’s magazine again.

RRRRRRRing! RRRRRRRing!

We all looked upstairs. “Whose phone was that?” Edward asked.

“Mine.” Kalli said, and we looked at her in surprise, but she looked as confused as we did. “But it’s been three days since my …” She swallowed, “accident. Everybody should know by now.” No one answered.

The phone rang again, and Kalli zoomed up the stairs and back down, a dark blue phone in her hand. She frowned. “It’s my uncle,” she said, “But why…?”

“False hope, maybe?” Alice asked.

Kalli shook her head, still looking at the screen. “He may have been optimistic, but not idealistic.” She looked up. “Should I answer?”

Edward thought for a moment. “See if he leaves a message.” He said, looking slightly troubled.

Something occurred to me. “He can’t know, can he?” I asked Kalli, hoping my meaning was clear.

She shook her head. “About what you - we - are? No. I don’t see how…”

“Who is your uncle, anyways?” I asked.

Kalli gave me a long look before answering. “Seth Clearwater. Why?”