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A Family Event

Bella has some fun when the Cullens decide to take her out to Thrill World, an amusement park.


3. How About a Dare?

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We met up with Emmett and Rosalie after we went on The Rattler again, on Alice’s insistence. When we saw them standing in the spot we had left them, Emmett was still grinning hugely, and Rosalie just looked bored. I couldn’t help but smile.

“So, Bella, how was your first ride?” Emmett asked slyly. “I’m surprised you aren’t breathing into a brown paper bag right now.”

“Actually, Emmett,” Edward said before I could, tightening his arm around my waist, “Bella actually loved the roller coaster. She had a great time.”

“Like, seriously?” Emmett looked pretty surprised. “It didn’t freak her out.”

Again, I wasn’t the one to answer – Alice piped up, “Not at all. Of course, I knew it all along, but you know how these visions can’t always be accurate.”

She was about to say something else when Edward growled at Emmett. “Not a chance,” he spit out, glaring at his brother.

Emmett, always unfazed, was looking from Edward to me with a mischievous smile on his face. “Hey Bella,” he said, trying not to look at Edward, “How about a dare?”

I raised my eyebrows and looked at him straight on. “What kind of dare?”

By this time Jasper, Rosalie, and Alice were all grinning, Edward was growling, and Emmett still had that devious look on his face.

“Well,” he said, still casual, “Let’s see who can go on more rides without barfing.”

I rolled my eyes. “Vampires can barf?”

This time Jasper spoke. “Maybe until they get too scared to keep going?”

“I don’t think this is such a good idea,” Edward said, holding me closer. “I’m worried about Bella. Do you really think she can handle that?”

“Wait a sec,” I said, crossing my arms and glaring at Emmett. “I get to take Edward with me on the rides.”

He rolled his eyes this time, but said, “Fine. I get to take Rose.”

“Hey, I don’t want to go on every disgusting ride here,” Rosalie complained.

Jasper stepped to Emmett’s side. “I’m on Emmett’s side. There’s no way Bella can go on some of the rides here.” When he saw my expression, he apologized, “Sorry, Bella, but it’s true.”

Alice flitted to my side. “Well, I’m with Bella and Edward. And I’m not going to cheat and look for the outcome - this is going to be a huge surprise for all of us.”

“Better yet,” I said, trying to ignore the panic starting to rise up in my stomach, “Let’s make it a bet.”

“For what?” Emmett asked, probably thinking of how much money he could get off of me.

“Not for money,” I shook my head. “I was thinking of something even better.”

“As in…?”

I grinned. “Loser is the other’s personal slave for one entire day.”

Edward groaned, but Emmett threw back his head and let out a huge booming laugh. “Bella, all I have to say is that I hope you know what you’re getting into.”

“So what’s first….umm, second?” Alice trilled.

Edward, probably listening to Emmett’s wild thoughts, quickly said, “Let’s work our way up. There’s always Shockwave.”

“Shall we?” Emmett swept his hand to the side, indicating that I should go first.

Not exactly sure of what I was getting into, I started walking toward the large coaster in the distance.

Uh oh.