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Side Effects

What if Bella's only side effect after being bitten by James wasn't only a scar? What if she had a few more things to worry about?


4. Chapter 4: Dazzling

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Bella POV

Tonight I was having a sleep over with Alice. Edward, Jasper, and Emmet went off hunting, Carlisle was at the hospital, so that left Alice, Rosalie, and Esme to watch over me.

"Hey Bella!" Rosalie said popping up behind me.

"Hey Rosalie. What's up?"

"Nothing, but can you come with me I want to show you something." She said trying to sound as innocent as possible.

"Oh, no. I am not falling for that again. You are not making me over." Alice then popped up behind me.

"Yes we are."

"No, you aren't."

"Yes, we are."

"No, you aren't"

"Yes, we are."

"OMG! Enough!" Rosalie screamed. She picked me up and ran me into the bathroom and flung me in the chair.

"Now hold still." She commanded me. I decided not to fight it anymore. I knew one way or another I would be made over, and that is all there is to it.

Alice zoomed in a second later with two Sephora bags, an Ulta bag, and a Macy's bag.

"Ah . . . guys, I know you go all out with the make-up, but am I really that ugly that I need three beauty supply bags."

"Silly Bella. Not all of this is make-up. Some of it is perfumes and more hair supplies. You know, brushes, blow dryers, curling irons, that type of stuff." Alice said reassuring me. "Now, you need to sit still. This is going to take awhile, so I brought you your Walkman. Just ask us for a CD and I will run to Edward's room and get it. Boys Like Girls is in there now."

"Thanks Alice. At least this will make the time go faster." Alice then started dumping the bags out onto the counter. She was right, it wasn't all make-up, but a good portion of it was. Rosalie got to brushing my hair while Alice got to setting up the cosmetics and applying them.

I was sitting in that chair for four hours before they were done. "Am I finally done yet?"

"Yes." Rosalie said with a smirk on her face.

"Are you sure, because I wouldn't want to deprive you of six more hours of this?"

"Bella, if you don't shut up and stop complaining I might take you up on that." Alice scolded. She then spun my chair around to face the mirror. I looked astonishing. I mean, Alice and Rose had made me over before, but I never looked this superb. My eyes had a pretty shimmering gold eyeshadow that made my chocolate-brown eyes stand out, my lips were shining with a raspberry colored gloss, my skin tone was entirely even, and my hair was set in an intricate half up half down coiffure. I was at a loss for words, but I think Alice and Rosalie got the picture from the stunned expression on my face.

"I knew you would like it." said Alice. "Rose, I think we outdid ourselves on this one."

"Ya think, I mean Bella is just at a loss for words, and look at her face, she is dumbfounded." Rosalie said while giggling with her sister.

"Wait. We forgot something." Alice said while taking a perfume bottle and spraying me with it. "This is the Juicy Couture perfume. It smells like lavender." Alice and Rose then burst into another round of giggles.

"Bella, I just realized, you must be starving, you haven't eaten all day! We are so sorry." Rosalie said.

"I am not that hungry, actually. I wouldn't have even noticed if you did not tell me." I spoke the truth. The furthest thing from my mind right now was eating.
"Um, do you want something to eat . . . or drink?" Rosalie asked curiously.

I knew what she was doing, she was checking for more side effects. I thought Carlisle or Edward would do this, have someone watching me for more signs.
I then decided I would have a little fun with this. They always play tricks on me, so now it's my turn. "Yes, actually I am dying of thirst." I was doing my best to hid the laughter about to burst out of my mouth.

Alice and Rosalie exchanged worried glances. I thought Alice was going to pass out, she looked so disturbed. I thought about asking for some blood to drink, but I realized that, that would be way to mean, so I had to end the joke now. "Guys, I am joking!" I couldn't hold it in anymore. I burst out laughing while trying to explain to them. "You . . . should . . . have . . . seen . . . your . . . faces!" I was laughing to hard I was gasping for breath.

"Bella! That is not funny at all." Alice screamed. I looked up at her and I immediately stopped laughing. She and Rosalie were both giving me evil, vampire glares, which scared me a lot.

"I am not talking to you!" Rosalie yelled and stomped out of the bathroom.
"Bella, you had us so worried. I-I was so worried." Alice then broke out in dry sobs and ran to her room. I was left in the bathroom with all the make-up. I looked in the mirror again and at once guilt rushed over me. Alice and Rosalie made me look like a princess and I repay them by giving them a panic attack.
I got out of the chair and started hobbling toward Alice's room to apologize. Alice, of course, beat me to the punch, she was waiting for me outside of her room with a coy smile on her face.

"A-Alice . . . " I started.

"I know Bella. I forgive you, but there are some conditions."
"Thank you, Alice. I will do anything."

"You have to let me dress you for the next week, you cannot object to anything I put you in, like you do now. Also, you have to go on five shopping trips without protesting or whinnying." When I heard those words out of her mouth I felt agony pulse through me, but I knew if I wanted Alice to talk to me I had to agree.

I grumbled out "Fine." Then Alice ran me into her closet and started flinging clothes at me to try on. I was almost positive that she was stock piling clothes for me to try on for a while now, because she grabbed two titanic bags and shoved them my way. "Alice, how long have you been shopping for me?"
"Oh, um . . . since we first met. I knew you wouldn't want to go shopping with me, but I also knew I would get a chance like this one."

I let out a small groan while changing into one of the first outfits.

Alice made me wear a blue, floral print dress with a scoop neck. This dress cut off at about mid thigh and made me feel completely bare. I was so self conscious, but Alice was looking at me smiling. "Bella, you look . . . sexy."
"Alice, I feel weird in this dress."

"Bella, you look amazing." Alice then went into a trance and when she came back out she was practically floating. "I just got the best idea! We are going to surprise Edward tonight. I can already see that it will work. Oh, he will be so dazzled when he sees you!" Alice said while bouncing around the room.

I was actually happy about this idea, dazzling Edward. He always says I dazzle him, but I know he dazzles me so much more. "Alice how are we going to do this?"

She explained her whole brilliant plan to me and when I heard it, I knew I would work. I could not wait until Edward got home.