New Life, New World
We've all heard it before, Edward leaves, Bella gets changed into a vampire, and after years, she meets Edward again. But what if this time there's a twist?
9. It Will Work
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Chapter Nine (Finally)
I was broken out of my reverie listening to Edward play the piano when I heard a knocking on my door. I sat up fast as Edward swiveled around in the stool to see Alice coming in through the door.
I breathed in relief. For a moment there, I had thought that the person knocking on the door was Lya.
Alice looked around at the roses and music notes on the red walls. She nodded her head in approval. “I like the room, Bella.” She said appreciatively.
“Thanks.” I whispered as Edward came up behind me and wrapped his arms around me from behind, pulling me close. I tensed up a little. I was still a little weirded out by having him back, in my arms once again. Thank God Edward did not notice me tense.
I watched Alice go into my walk-in closet and heard her gasp. “She has a sense of style!” I heard her talking to herself as she looked at each piece of clothing and each pair of shoes.
She came out of the closet with a big smile on her face. “I see you have learned a sense of style from the master!” Alice exclaimed, sashaying over to us.
Edward sniggered. I elbowed him in the gut and Alice sent him the dirtiest look she could muster. It was pretty mean looking too.
I looked down at what I was wearing. I was wearing black sweatpants and a red tank top that I had changed into when we had gotten back from the club and my hair was up in a bun. When Alice had entered, I had just been about to drift off into my two days worth of sleep.
“Bella, you look tired, are you okay?” Alice asked.
I nodded. “I’m perfectly fine.” I said.
“Alrighty, then. I can tell by your closet that you like to shop now, so let’s go!” Alice said cheerfully.
“I can’t go dressed looking like this!” I exclaimed, gesturing down at my ensemble.
“Bella, you can get changed. You have a closet full fabulous clothes in that closet!” Alice said, gesturing towards my closet.
I nodded, and went into the closet to pick out the day’s outfit. “How warm is it out?” I asked Alice.
“Sixty-two whopping degrees for March. Stupid global warming.” I heard her mumble to herself.
I laughed as I heard someone enter the closet behind me. I knew who it was before he said a word.
“You should wear this.” Edward said, pulling a REALLY low-cut, black top that I had gotten to go with another shirt to go under it.
“No.” I said simply. “I’m wearing this.” I said, pulling a flowing white summer dress off of the rod. The dress was strapless and had black flower designs all over it. The dress was tight down to under my breasts and there was a corset that laced up in the front with black ribbon. The corset lasted to my hips, and then the dress flared out to just below my knees.
Edward nodded in approval as I picked up a pair of black sandals with a little bit of a stiletto heel and exited my room and walked over to my bathroom.
I took a shower, blow-dried my long chestnut hair and pulled half of my hair back into a ponytail. I then slipped on the dress, feeling the soft material glide over my body. I also slipped on my sandals before exiting the bathroom.
I saw Alice stand up from the small couch from the corner of the room. She gasped for the second time. She pranced like a gazelle up to me, fingering the dress under her fingertips. “I love it.” She whispered.
“Where’s Edward?” I asked.
“He went down to talk to…” She didn’t finish her sentence until we heard shouting from downstairs.
“Aidan.” She finished her sentence softly as I rushed out of the room.
I rushed down the curving staircase to see Aidan and Edward being restrained by Danny and Christian from getting at each other.
“She doesn’t want you! You have no idea how much hurt you caused her! When I found her the day I was hunting, she had cried herself to almost death, and she hadn’t eaten in months! She kept muttering ‘Edward left me’! She does not want you!” Aidan shouted at Edward.
Edward growled ferociously at Aidan, his face contorted in rage, no trace of hurt on his Adonis looking face.
It was all of a blur; it was hard to see it happen. Edward had slipped out of Danny’s strong grasp and thrown himself at Aidan who was in Christian’s grasp.
Christian flung himself out of the way as there was a deafening crash as the two vampires collided.
I ran down the rest of the stairs, leaving my sandals half way down the stairs. I threw myself at Edward, pulling on him. He didn’t even respond.
I pulled myself up, and shouted, “Edward Anthony Mason Cullen!” There was a crack in the floor, split across the middle of foyer.
Alexandra grabbed onto the banister while Danny grabbed onto the wall, Christian grabbed Emily and pulled her into the living room. Alice stood at the bottom of the staircase, grabbing the banister along with Alexandra.
I was seriously pissed. If no one listened to me, they paid.
An end table fell down the hole that revealed the fiery pits of purgatory. Edward looked at the hole frighteningly, and then he looked at me. He rushed towards me, Aidan left to grab the door handle.
The hole closed up and the wind that had started to blow subsided as well.
Edward looked down at me with surprise in his eyes and face. Everyone let go of what they were holding onto and stood up straight.
Edward grabbed my wrist and started pulling me towards the stairs and up them. I tried to fight him, but it was no avail.
He pulled me in my room, slamming the door behind him. “What was that?” He asked.
“I control the earth and all of her natural assets. I can open up the earth and pull people into the hole with a gravitational pull.” I explained. “Now, please tell me what was that?” I asked, referring to the fight that had gone on downstairs.
“I went downstairs to talk to and meet your family and all of a sudden Danny goes off and starts to say that you don’t want me and I need to leave you alone, which I know is not true, and I lost it. I attacked him, but Danny and Christian held us both back. That’s when you came downstairs and destroyed the foyer.” Edward explained.
I nodded. Right then, Alice entered the room, saying as she opened and shut the door behind her, “What about shopping? It will get you out of the house!”
I smiled and gave in. “Fine, I don’t know if Edward wants to stay here or go with us…” I left the sentence open ended.
“I’m coming.” He said.
“Kay, let’s go!” Alice said cheerfully and walked out the door.
I followed her, pulling Edward with me. I slipped on my black sandals as I passed where I had left them running down the stairs.
When we got to the mall in Alice’s yellow Porsche, we got out and entered the mall. The mall in Spring Lake, Colorado is not that big, but it is a descent size.
It has a lot of good shops that Alice loved right from the start.
“Edward, you can go shop somewhere while Bella and I shop.” Alice said, waving her hand in the opposite direction that we were going in.
“I’m staying with you guys.” Edward said stubbornly.
Alice grunted and did not say anything else.
We entered Charlotte Russe and I followed Alice to whatever part of the store we were going to, Edward’s hand around my waist the whole time.
Alice starting picking clothes out now, clothes that she now knew would look good on me and I could wear.
She handed me a stack in her arms and told me to go try them on.
Once I got into the dressing room, I looked at them all. They all had roses, music notes, or snowflakes on them, even though it was spring. I had become to love the snow as a vampire, taking the fun in lodging snowballs at the back of Emily’s head when she though a bird pooped on her head.
I tried on the outfits, showing Alice and Edward. Edward whistled every time I walked out with an outfit he liked. I bought all of those.
It was a quicker shopping trip than we usually had because I didn’t complain anymore because Alice let me buy my own clothes now, even though Edward did insist on giving the lady his clear credit card, but I got mine out in a flash before he even got his hand all the way out of his pocket.
We still had a while to go, I thought, but, we were gonna make it
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