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Guardian Angel

Summary:
Edward Swan willingly removes himself from the Vally of the Sun in favor of Forks, to live with his father, Charlie in a sunless town completley opposite to his taste. He intends to remain anonymous; to suffer in silence and make his mother, Renee, happy. Bella Cullen is a hundred year old vampire with a rather mundane existence. She loves her family; her sisters Alice and Rose, her brothers, her 'parents'... But she can't shake the feeling that something's missing... When Bella meets Edward, both of thier lives are irrevocably altered. The trouble's in admitting it...and wether Edward, fragile and frustratingly human, will survive the journey before Bella gives into temptation. ** I know this idea has been done a thousand times over, but I just couldn't help myself! This actually follows the Twilight plotline really losely; I figured a LOT would be different if Edward was the human one. [banner removed per site regulations]


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4. Chapter 4; Desire?

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“Guess what guess what guess what?!” Alice squealed shrilly as she pranced downstairs - the rest of us had finished getting ready for school ten minutes ago; Alice was causing the same hold-up she always did - but today she was putting a new twist on it.

No one guessed. “You guys are no fun,” Alice pouted, picking up her messenger bag from the floor by the couch where she’d left it the night before. She sauntered over to Jasper, her sulking expression not matching the unmistakable spring in her step that made walking look more like dancing than anything else. “Come on, guess, dammit!” Alice objected, stamping one tiny foot on the carpeted floor. Her anger was more funny than Emmett could take so early in the morning.

“A freak hurricane is going to hit Forks and sweep up Mike Newton in the process?” Emmett laughed, and I frowned - Mike Newton was basically stalking me. A creepy, obsessive, human stalker. But at least he was rather incompetent in either eavesdropping or pursuit of a vehicle; two skills that Emmett insisted every ‘proper stalker’ should excel at. And though that eased my annoyance slightly, I had to wonder what would be considered a ‘proper’ stalker.

“Nooooooo,” Alice said, drawing it out into one long, annoying syllable. I loved Alice to death, but when she got like this, I couldn’t help being irritated with her behavior. She paused for dramatic effect, then - “There’s a new student at school today,” she said, looking at me, raising her eyebrows significantly.

You’ll have a better day tomorrow, she’d assured me. I groaned.

“Alice, this better not have anything to do with what you were saying last night, or I swear to God, I’ll burn your favorite Prada suitcase,” I threatened. Alice shrugged.

“It’s out of season, anyways,” she said. “Now come on you lazy freaks! Let’s get to school!” She instructed. Every one of us glared at her, the only reason we hadn’t left ten minutes before.

“Have a good day at school, kids!” Esme called after us as we filed out the front door. I ran to my car, not in a hurry to get to school, I told myself. I just felt like…I should be on time today…

And then I realized something. I was…excited, almost anxious to get to school. It felt like I was being pulled there by some sort of invisible string… Drawn to the place I hated? I think not!

“Jasper,” I said tensely as I got into the driver’s seat of my silver Volvo; Alice sat beside me, and Emmett, Rose and Jasper were crammed into the backseat. “Please stop doing your wife’s bidding. I’d rather feel my own emotions, thank you.”

“What do you mean, Bella?” Jasper asked, and I heard the honest confusion in his voice. I always knew when Jasper was lying. He wasn’t right now. Alice laughed.

“You’re messing with my emotions…right?” I asked, my usual confidence deserting me.

“No,” Jasper said. “You’re confusing me at the moment, actually,” he paused with a look of intense concentration, like he was doing a very difficult math problem.

“How so?” I asked nervously when he didn’t continue.

“I don’t really know what you’re feeling,” Jasper said slowly. “It’s like…desire. And need for something… And excitement? Yes, excitement. And now you’re nervous, on top of all that,” Jasper diagnosed, seeming concerned. “Bella, are you feeling alright?”

“I…don’t know,” I said, gripping the steering wheel as tight as I could manage without splintering it into fragments.

“You’re fine, Bella,” Alice said, patting my arm sympathetically. “It’s to be expected, if I’m seeing things correctly,” she smiled blissfully, leaning back against the headrest.

“Cryptic little pixie,” I muttered under my breath.

Emmett, naturally, laughed.