A Dose of Emmett
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.
Standard disclaimer not mine.
7. The Best Day EVER!
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Chapter 7: The Best day
After the fiasco at the meadow things got extremely weird. I was waiting in my room, thinking about Bella and how excited I was to know that we belonged together. I was so enthralled with thoughts about my future I didn't even notice when Alice walked in the room. Her voice startled me
“The future is a little hazy. Today may be a great day! Edward and Rose are skipping school today and probably the rest of the week,” she said, shrugging her shoulders and exited my room.
“Okay?” I said in confusion. Hyper little pixie.
Jasper and Alice rode separately from me on our way to school, insisting that we would possibly need separate cars today; again confusion set in but I just accepted it and moved on. I always knew Alice was stranger than most, humans and vampires included, but I wasn’t sure if her behavior was part of her charm or if it was her reacting to her visions. Either way, I loved her for it.
As hours dragged on, I listened for any signs of the return of normal Bella, but she was even more distracted than yesterday. I noticed the bags under her eyes and a look of concern and uneasiness written all over her face, showing no signs of disappearing. She didn’t bother to interact with her classmates and hardly said a word all day.
My concern for Bella grew with each passing moment. I was apprehensive in my meddling because I worried that her uneasiness was linked to the wolves or what happened yesterday. The events of the almost accident, involvong Jessica's car and Bella must have left her uneasy, especially with my quick rescue. The look of shock plastered on her face had left my family and I worried. If only Edward could read her mind for me maybe then I could help lift whatever burden she had. I wanted to ask her what was wrong and make her life easier if I could.
Once the bell rang, I couldn't get to Physics fast enough. It was in moments like these that I hated pretending to be human. I raced through the halls and sat down, waiting for Bella to arrive. As I waited Ifelt my phone vibrate, notifying me I had received a text message from Alice.
She knows what we are! Yay! Today will be a great day for you and Bella!
I chuckled softly at her enthusiasm, but internally I was freaking out. Suddenly, the day's behavior made sense. Were yesterday’s events that telling of what we were? My mind was overwhelmed with questions and I couldn't help but wonder how this would affect Bella's view of me. If Bella knew what we where, why hadn’t she run away screaming or told the entire world by now? Because it was Bella, of course, she would never expose us she had been loyal and faithful to friends she had made here, but why not run? She’s here in school.
It was almost time for class and Bella still hadn't arrived. Maybe she did run away. In that instant she walked in, looking at the floor and nowhere else. The courage it took this woman to sit next to a vampire was surreal and yet believeable, because it was Bella.
She didn't say anything as she sat down and tooke her notebook out and sat down. Mr. Molina began talking about sound and waves but I didn't bother to listen. Instead I focused on Bella, sneaking in glances every chance I could. Bella's body was rigid and stiff, most likely from the close proximity she shared with a vampire. In between staring blankly at the front of the room and doodling in her notebook, she made sure not to look my way. In other instances she never hesitated to look my way and talk to me.
A twist in fate offered me a chance to meet Bella's gaze as she looked my way. I smiled at her, offering my sympathy and hoped I conveyed the love I felt for her. She curled her lips upward long enough for me to notice. She continued to look down and tapped her fingers on the desk. After a few more minutes I noticed Bella scribble something on a sheet of paper and slide it over to me.
I read the note and was happy to know that she wanted to talk after class. Every fiber of my being wanted to go and spend some time alone with Bella, but the context of this conversation was not going to be an easy one. I debated with myself about the possibilities of going versus declining the invitation. The conversation was unavoidable but I wasn't sure if I was ready to openly discuss vampirism with the woman I loved. I worried about the rejection and disgust she may might feel once I confirmed her suspicion. I worried that she would no longer be interested in me after this outing. Another text from Alice broke me from my reverie.
“Emmett! Do as she says, skip Spanish, you’re already fluent in it. Trust me if you go, it will be the best day ever!”
“I'm not sure this a good idea,” I responded.
“Just do it!” she replied.
I quickly wrote Bella my reply and agreed to talk in my Jeep. After we finished writing notes I noticed Bella’s heart beat faster. I kept eyeing her just in case she had a heart attack or something. The way her heart was beating disproved any visions Alice had about today being a good day.
Finally, the real torture would begin; Bella followed me to my Jeep, and we both got in. I asked her for an explanation but had to interrupt her when I heard Alice and Jasper exiting the school and sneaking into their car. Meddling pixie, I thought. I didn’t want them to hear any of this so I decided to take Bella to the park, hoping they would take the hint.
As soon as we arrived at the park Bella didn't hesitate and she asked me about me being a vampire. I could see the hope and dread in her eyes and wanted desperately to avoid any disappointment and sadness. I wanted more than anything to tell her I wasn't just to make her happy, but I also couldn't lie to her. I finally confirmed her suspicion and she began to cry.
I knew it was a stupid question, but I asked her anyway. "Bella, why are you crying?"
She hesitated before she responded, “I’m crying because this means you and I can’t be." My heart broke as I heard the words I had been dreading. "You have Tanya and you’re both vampires!” Relief washed over me when I realized that Bella didn't care about my vampirism but about my non-existent relationship with Tanya. I had never seen Bella this vulnerable and fragile. Despite being human, she had always been tough.
I couldn’t help it, I had to laugh at the situation. Bella cared more that I was with Tanya, than me being a vampire. I quickly stopped laughing when Bella became angry.
I quickly explained to her that she was the only one I'd ever want and instantly, I saw her become the Bella I knew and loved again. “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.”
“But I saw you and Tanya; are you going to deny that there isn’t something between you two?” she countered.
“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?” she asked, hope shining in her eyes.
"Yes, really," I assured her before kissing her.
I kissed her with all the restraint I could muster at the moment. When she pulled away I worried I had been too forward but instead she explained to me her need to breathe.
Relieved by her statement I teased her and she didn't miss a beat and tried to punch me. Of course, I had to stop her before she could do some serious damage to her hand. After the awkward explanation I gave her about my cold hard body we stood there silent for a few minutes, our gazes locked onto one another.
I couldn’t' restrain myself for too long and picked her up into my arms, kissing her feverishly. I had to force myself to part away from her soft warm lips but had no choice. Our time was coming to an end soon and I wanted my time with her to be used wisely. Although we didn’t talk much, we did manage to savor our time together. Those moments were about just the two of us. We were in love, together, and happy.
It was getting late and Bella had to get home. I drove her to school and followed her home, not wanting to waste my time until I would see her again. Once we got to her house I parked the Jeep and jumped out to walk her to her door, wanting to spend every single moment with her. I was disappointed that I couldn’t kiss her goodnight, but I knew I wasn’t in the Chief’s good graces and didn’t want this relationship to have any more opposition. I was brave enough to walk her to her door and hug her. An idea struck me as I pulled away and I told her to leave her window open. I had many ideas already planned for tonight and could not decide, I’m sure that was driving Alice crazy.
After the beautiful afternoon I spent with Bella, my head was spinning. I didn’t want to go home because I knew that Alice had probably informed the entire household. I was extremely happy that Rose was not here to witness this. As soon as I had the thought about Rose, I realized Alice had planned all of this from the beginning. Her and Edward’s constant secret talks made sense now.
I was close enough to hear Alice and telling Jasper what to do. I walked in and she screamed, “Emmett, can you please decide where you’re taking her so that I can help finalize the plans!”
“Which idea do you like better?” I asked knowing she would pick the best option.
“The cabin, you have until second period to come back, there will be a substitute for her first period,” she said and began packing all the things necessary for tonight. After getting things loaded, they took off to set things up for us. Thank God for Alice and Jasper!
I was waiting for it to be late enough to go to Bella’s house when Esme and Carlisle walked in.
“Emmett,” Carlisle began, “Alice told us about her visions and what happened today. We’re happy for you, we really are, but I feel I must remind you that you are a vampire and she is not. Be careful, you have been known to slip on occasion.”
I gave them a nod to let them know I understood the gravity of the situation Despite how much I loved Bella I couldn’t lose control.
Esme chirped in and said, “I know I don’t need to remind you to be a gentleman with her.” Her stern face quickly disappeared and she gave me hug.
Around ten I went over to Bella’s, hoping to find Charlie asleep but he was still watching TV. I had to wait until he finally decided to go up to bed and was snoring. I could hear Bella going about her business, doing homework, getting ready for bed . I was excited about tonight. I wanted to do something exciting and fun our first night as boyfriend and girlfriend.
Finally, Charlie was in a deep sleep and I wasted no time in jumping into her room and kissing her. I had been waiting all evening to do it again.
“I’m glad you’re here,” she said after we finished kissing.
“Me too, you should put on a sweater,” I said looking around her room. “So, this is what your room looks like. I always wondered how I would feel if I ever made it in here.” Uh-oh that was way too much information.
“So, you’ve thought about being in my room? What were we doing in your thoughts?” Of course she would focus on that and not the fact that I asked her to put on a sweater. “Wait... a sweater for what?” There we go!
“We’re going somewhere fun, now let’s get going,” I said as I handed her clothes. Alice had helped me prepare for this night, setting up everything we would need to enjoy ourselves.
“Well, if I’m going out, I don’t want to go in these sweats. Let me change,” she said, while grabbing a pair of jeans.
She grabbed a sweater and some jeans and begin to put them on but stipped abruptly, realizing I was still in the room. “Emmett, a little privacy please?”
Mesmerized by the fact that I almost saw her in her underwear all I managed to do was mutter sorry and jump out the window. Once she was finished I climbed back in and was excited at tonight's plans.
“Can you please tell me where we’re going?” she said with her hands on her hips.
“It’s a surprise. Don’t you trust me?” I asked, giving her a pout.
"Well I’m not sure, a vegetarian vampire wants me to sneak out with him, in the middle of the night? Why wouldn’t I trust you? I…care about you,” she said looking down at her feet. I knew what she had wanted to say and was disappointed when she didn't. I brushed it off and made sure not to dwell on it.
“Okay, well let’s go, climb on my back,” I said. She then put her arms around my neck.
I was about to jump off when she asked, with a nervous tone, “Can’t we just take the stairs?”
“No, this is more exciting,” I said before jumping out the window. We ran to where I had hidden my Jeep from sight. I strapped her in and we took off.
I decided on taking Bella to a cabin I had acquired over a decade ago. It was far enough away to enjoy our time together without interruptions but close enough to make it back to school. Bella sat there with her eyes wide open, her heart beating faster, and playing with the hem of her sweater.
“Bella, you can go to sleep if you want. Alice said we have until second period to get back, you have a sub for first period,” I reassured her, squeezing her hand softly.
“I can’t sleep with you driving like a maniac! Wait, how would Alice know if we have sub or not?”
I figured now would be a good time to tell her more about me and my family.
“Alice can see the future,” I responded nonchalantly, hoping she wouldn't freak.
“Really? Can all vampires see the future?” she asked wide-eyed.
“No, but some have special abilities, Jasper is an empath and Edward can read minds, and I’m pretty strong even for my kind. But those are the more obvious abilities. Rosalie has her beauty, Esme has her ability to love, and Carlisle has his compassion,” I said, measuring her reaction to each statement.
Her response was comical. First she was shocked, she was then intrigued, followed by embarrassed. I watched as her face got redder and she avoided my eyes.
“Bella, relax, they can’t sense you. Edward can’t read your mind just like Jasper can’t read your emotions. But Alice can sometimes see your future.”
I saw her body relax slightly and ask, “Why? Am I some sort of freak?”
“Yeah, but you’re my freak now,” I laughed at my comment.
She smiled at my comment and asked, "Seriously why can’t they sense me?”
“We’re not sure,” I shrugged, hoping to ease her worry, “We think you have a power yourself, and although you are human it’s somehow manifesting.”
“What would happen if I ever became one of you?” she asked, nervously.
“I’m not sure, Carlisle believes that whatever power we had as humans, we bring into this life, so most likely you would develop a stronger resistance against vampire powers,” I said, casually. I didn’t want to freak Bella out with the whole soul mate thing just yet. I didn’t want her to feel obligated to love me or pressured into becoming a vampire.
“Oh,” was her response. She turned to look away, uncomfortable with the situation. I just wasn't sure why.
“Hey, you see this,” I said, emphasizing our intertwined hands, “This is unbreakable to me. You’re my only reason for existing now. Don’t ever doubt that.”
She smiled and said, “Is it too soon to say I love you?”
I chuckled at her, “No, it’s not in fact….” I stopped the car, more for show than anything, and looked straight into her eyes and said, “I want to profess my undying love for you. Isabella Marie Swan, I love you.”
She laughed and said, “Hey, you know what?... I love you too."
I looked into her brown eyes, and kissed her softly, but she responded with so much passion, I had to keep Esme’s words in mind. Forced to break thevkiss, I said, “Bella, stop distracting me, we need to get going,” to hide just how much I wanted to continue.
“Fine,” she said in mock anger.
I started the car again and we fell into easy conversation. She asked questions and I answered. We talked about what I had seen in all my years of existing, our other abilities as vampires, and all the vampire myths, but we were still dancing around the biggest issue of all, her transformation.
We finally arrived at the cabin was delighted to see the look on her face as I opened the door. Alice had the place filled with roses, like I had imagined. She had food in the fridge ready for Bella to enjoy and a fire burning to warm us up.
“Wow,” Bella said under her breath, not realizing that I could hear her.
“Those roses were just the beginning, I promise to spoil you not just with my love but with little details like these. I want you to know how much I love you," I said.
"I really wish you wouldn’t, I don’t like it when people spend money on me," she said.
"Sorry, Bella, but you will just have to get used to it," I said.
"But I-" she began, but I cut her off, kissing her soft lips.
“Nice try, but this conversation isn't over. When did you do all this?” she asked looking around the cabin.
“Alice helped out,” I said, leading her onto the couch. I felt her warm body cuddle into my cold hard one and felt content.
We sat there in silence; I could hear her heartbeat thrumming softly and the animals moving around outside.
“Emmett,” she said softly. “How did you become a vampire? I mean, you must have been human once right?”
“Yeah I was. I don’t remember much. I was attacked by a bear and Rosalie was the one who found me, and Carlisle changed me. He only changes people who are dying; he would never do it unless they had no choice. I remember waking up and thinking she was an angel, when she and Carlisle told me what they were I accepted it, because no angel, who saved me could be that evil. I’ve abstained from human blood as best as possible but I have slipped.”
“Why did you stick with it? Why not just leave? Was there something or someone holding you back?”
“I stuck with it because I didn’t want to hurt people. I’ve never been the brooding type so; I just embraced the lifestyle Carlisle had to offer. I was free to leave when I wanted, sometimes I did for a few months, just to see the world, but I always came back. You see Bella, since we abstain from human blood; our ties to one another are based on real emotions, not just convenience. Carlisle, Esme, Rosalie, Edward, Alice, and Jasper, they are my family. Rose and I have always been slightly closer, because I saw her as my savior and she saw me as her child, as much as I hated that that was the role we played, until recently.”
“What’s happened recently? ... Oh, I’m sorry if I cause your family pain,” she said, looking at the ground.
“Bella, look at me,” her gaze met mine and I said, “Whatever happens with my family, I know I did the right thing. I love you.”
“But I’m causing you problems with your adopted mother,” she said sadly.
“She’ll come around, she doesn’t want me to suffer, this relationship between us is not only risky for your life, but for me as well. If something were to happen to you we could be risking exposure. And she’s worried that you and I may not end well.”
“Oh, wouldn’t Alice know that?”
“She doesn’t know everything, only when a decision is made.”
“Oh,” was all she said.
“Bella, I’m curious how you figured out what I was,” I asked changing the subject.
“Umm,” she blushed and continued, “Well, I knew you were different but I didn’t figure it out or anything, someone told me. I was in La Push.”
I was trying really hard to control my temper. I didn’t want to scare Bella but if they broke the treaty my family would have to know.
“Who told you?” I asked as calmly as I could.
“Jacob, he … he transformed into this giant wolf and told me everything,” she said, never meeting my gaze.
“He changed in front of you! Bella, those wolves are dangerous, when they phase they give in to their instincts. You shouldn’t go there anymore!”
She looked at me and I noticed her anger. “Like being with a vampire is any safer. Let me just clarify one thing, you can’t tell me what to do. You may be supernatural, but I make my own decisions.”
I loved that she was such a spitfire and so feisty. “Fine, just be careful. I don’t know what I would do if I lost you.”
“Well, maybe I wouldn’t go if you made my time more worthwhile,” she said smiling coyly.
“Speaking of which, I have a little surprise., I know how you humans enjoy your food, and I know it’s not the right time, but you said it yourself, In-N-Out is good anytime.”
I got up and checked the kitchen to see where Alice had left the food. I had Alice get Bella what she called the perfect burger and shake and something called animal fries. It smelled nasty but I knew it made her happy so I didn’t care.
“Emmett, how did you know?” she asked opening the bag of goodies.
“Vampire hearing remember? You were telling Angela what you missed most of Phoenix, and when I planned tonight Alice and Jasper helped me arrange for it.”
“Wow, thank you,” she said, as she devoured the meal. I never knew someone so small could eat so much, especially a girl.
“Hey Em, promise me Jake won’t get in trouble,” she said after finishing her vanilla milkshake.
“Don’t worry, Carlisle is a pacifist. We’ll probably have to meet with them though just to make sure things are in order.” I knew Carlisle wouldn’t want to fight the wolves, but I wasn’t sure about the rest of my family.
We talked for another hour, before Bella fell asleep in my arms.
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