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A Dose of Emmett

Summary:
AH Emmett/ Bella, Edward/ Rosalie, Alice/ Jasper Instead of Edward, Bella falls for the lighthearted Emmett. I always thought Bella needed someone with less angst, so imagine Edward had fallen for Rose and she still changed Emmett because she cared for him in a more mothernly way. So this leave Emmett as a loner but he embraced what he is and his lifestyle but when Bella walks in things began to change.


Notes:
Standard disclaimer not mine.


6. Who cares what you are?

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Chapter 6: Who Cares What You Are

BPOV

That night I dreamt that I was in the forest by myself. I was searching for something, and when I heard my name being called, I looked around and saw Jacob. We began to talk and walk at the same time when suddenly he stopped dead in his tracks and began to growl. I backed away in fear of what he might do; I looked to where he was growling at and saw Emmett heading towards us. Jacob quickly phased and Emmett crouched down, ready for a fight. I stood there in my dream doing nothing; I wasn’t sure how to react to a vampire and a wolf fighting.

I woke up in sweat; I jumped out of bed and went down stairs for some water. I slowly went back up the stairs to get some sleep but found it useless. I kept tossing and turning, thinking about the situation at hand. After having this dream, I realized I couldn’t talk to Emmett about him being a vampire, no matter how much I wanted to. If I did it would mean that the Quileutes had broken the treaty, and I couldn’t deal with the repercussions of my selfishness.

The next day at school I was extremely distracted; the previous day was nothing compared to today. If someone would have asked me what I did today, I wouldn’t have been able to answer without stumbling. The lack of sleep had me feeling unsure of myself.

Halfway through my day, I decided to cut gym so that I could go home early and maybe get some sleep. Missing my last class didn’t seem like a big deal, and after the debacle with Mike yesterday, I wasn’t motivated to show up. I wanted my day to end early so that I could put myself together and keep this secret that was slowly driving me insane.

I went through the motions of my day and found myself in Physics class sooner than I realized. I sat in my seat, pretending to write down the lecture when I noticed Emmett staring at me. Usually it was me doing all the staring, but after what I had recently discovered, I couldn’t look him straight in the eyes. I knew there was a lecture going on, but I just didn’t care.

I felt his eyes on me and it was driving me insane, so I stole a glance at Emmett and our gazes met. It was weird, but it almost felt like he knew that I knew. I was staring into his warm, topaz eyes and saw love and compassion. I knew it was a risk, but I just needed to know. His eyes would foreve captivate me. He was just so gentle and understanding, I couldn’t picture him overreacting. I only knew Emmett, so I wasn’t sure how his family would react. I decided I would speak with Emmett privately, so that he could handle the situation as he saw fit.

I accepted what he was and I couldn’t deny my eyes, but I still hoped he wasn't a vampire. It wasn’t because I was afraid of what he was, or what he could do. I was afraid because it meant that Tanya was a vampire and had more to offer him than I ever would.

It wasn’t until recent events that I explored the feelings I had for Emmett; I still hoped that something could happen between the two of us. That hope is what motivated me to talk to Emmett; I needed it to end. By hearing Emmett admit he was a vampire, I knew I could not feel the way I had been feeling since I met him. I knew I couldn’t be with him, not because he was deadly, but because we could never work.

I had never done something so selfish, but I reasoned that if I could end the feelings I felt for Emmett, Jake’s worries would be eased.

Finally it occurred to me to write him a note. I slyly slid him the note while Mr. Molina wasn’t looking.

Emmett, I have gym next period, but I really need to talk to you. Do you mind skipping your last class?

He read it quickly and held on to it longer than necessary; it was a simple yes or no answer.

Finally I felt the paper slip under my hands and read his response.

Yeah sure, is everything alright?

I wasn’t sure how to answer, the situation was complicated but I didn't want to worry him. I finally responded.

Everything is fine. I just need to talk to you about something important, privately.

I tossed it back and I got my response immediately.

Okay. Then let’s go to my jeep and talk.

The thought of being alone in his car made me nervous, but not because I was going to be in an enclosed space with a dangerous vampire. No, it was because I wanted to be in that closed space with a vampire.

That sounds like a good idea.

The rest of the class, my stomach was in knots and my heartbeat increased excessively. I noticed Emmett look at me in confusion, so I gave him a reassuring smile to ease his mind and he smiled back.

The bell rung and we walked, quietly, side by side, to his car. He helped me into his jeep and was by my side momentarily.

We sat there for a couple of minutes before he finally spoke. “Bella, I’m really worried... is everything okay?”

I looked up and met his gaze, “Emmett, I know what you are.”

“Wait, Bella, before you go on, do you mind going somewhere else to talk?”

I was confused by his reaction but agreed. We drove to the local park and sat on the picnic tables.

“Sorry, I just didn’t want other people to… umm... overhear this conversation,” he said shrugging his shoulders.

“Okay, well like I said, I know that you’re different. Yesterday when you pushed me out of the way, there was no way you could have made it from your Jeep to me so quickly.”

“Bella, are you sure you didn’t hit your head?” he asked, feigning concern. I knew he was trying to weasel his way out of the truth.

“Emmett, I know that you’re a vampire, but I can’t help wonder if I’m wrong… please tell me I’m wrong?”

He studied my face for a few seconds, before grabbing my hand; I didn’t shy away from his cool touch. “Bella, you’re not wrong.”

I knew that despite what he was it didn’t matter to me, I still loved him. This realization hit me like a ton of bricks. I loved him, but we could never be. I hated crying, especially in front of others, but I couldn’t help it. I was in love with Emmett Cullen, the resident vampire and ladies man.

Emmett cupped my chin and lifted it so I could meet his gaze, “Bella, why are you crying?”

I regained some composure before I answered. “I’m crying because this means you and I can’t be. You have Tanya and you’re both vampires!”

He let out a booming laugh, sending me into a panic. He was being insensitive to my feelings, stupid vampire.

“Emmett, I know it’s funny for you to think that a simple human like me thought she had a chance with a gorgeous vampire like you, but I would appreciate it if you didn’t laugh at me,” I said, letting go of his hand.

He stopped laughing immediately, “Bella, I’m sorry, and I wasn’t laughing at that... nothing is further from my mind. I was laughing because Tanya means nothing; you’re the only one that matters to me, and we can be together.” He grinned at me, causing my breathing to hitch. He cared about me?

“But I saw you and Tanya; are you going to deny that there isn’t something between you two?” I asked angrily.

“Bella, I tried to explaining it to you but you wouldn’t let me. I won’t lie to you, there was something between Tanya and me but it was only casual, and things ended as soon as you walked into my existence.”

“Really?” I asked nervously. This was too good to be true; Emmett actually wanted me!

“Yes, really,” he said, as he leaned into me, giving me the best kiss of my life. It was soft at first, but it quickly became heated, as our tongues laced. Too soon I needed to breathe and had to pull away.

Emmett looked at me in confusion.

“Need… to … breathe.”

“Oh right, I forgot... humans need to breath to survive,” he said, in a playful manner.

I was about to punch him, but he quickly stopped me. “Bella, I wouldn’t do that if I were you. My body is like stone; it could do some serious damage to your hand.”

“Oh,” was all I said.

We stared into each others eyes for a few minutes longer. Emmett had this playful gleam in his eyes and began moving closer to me. His face was centimeters from mine, but instead of just kissing me he lifted me into his arms and kissed me passionately.

After he broke away from the kiss he spoke. “You have no idea how long I’ve waited to do that.”

“Me too,” I said, embracing the feel of his arms around me.

I hadn’t realized how late it had gotten. It was six o’ clock, and I still hadn’t made Charlie anything or started on my homework.

Emmett drove me to school and then followed me home. I was a little self conscious with him driving behind me, because I was driving much slower than usual due to my nerves. I would constantly look through my rear view mirror. He must have noticed because he started making faces to get me to laugh.

Of course Charlie was home, so we couldn’t give each other proper goodbyes. He did walk me to door and we said our goodbyes, but we didn’t kiss. Before he left he whispered in my ear so fast and softly that I almost missed it when he said, “Leave your window open tonight.”

I blushed and went inside, only to get an earful from Charlie about how dangerous hanging out with Emmett was. We ended up ordering pizza and eating in silence. I wanted to tell Charlie that Emmett was a good guy, but we really hadn’t established anything formally so I didn’t want to put my foot in my mouth.

That night I did everything like I normally did. I went upstairs did my homework, and took a shower, but I didn’t put on my regular pajamas, instead I put on more form fitting sweats and a tank top, so Emmett wouldn’t see what I really slept in.

It was around 11:30 that I finally heard him on the tree in my room. He jumped in swiftly and quietly through my window. He didn’t even say hello- he just swooped in and gave me a kiss.

“I’m glad you’re here,” I said after we finished kissing.

“Me too; you should put on a sweater,” he said looking around my room. “So this is what your room looks like. I always wondered how I would feel if I ever made it in here.”

“So, you’ve thought about being in my room? What were we doing in your thoughts?” I asked, before realizing he said to put on a sweater. “Wait... a sweater for what?”

“We’re going somewhere fun. Now let’s get going,” he said handing me a sweater and my running shoes.