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Calming Sensations

Bella is a vampire and they are starting college at Dartmouth. Bella has to leave Renesmee in Forks and she has to live in the dorms. Once they start classes at Dartmouth, something doesnt seem right. What could it be? The story is from Bella's point of view.


4. Chapter 4

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I folded the last of my seemingly never-ending pile of clothes, and placed them in the suitcase. The lid fell, having nothing to support it, and I zipped the suitcase up. All the clothes I’d packed had been in me and Edward’s closet. A wedding gift from Alice.

“And she wanted to go shopping for even more clothes,” I muttered. I had four large suitcases. Four! And all those only contained my clothes from the closet.

Edward chuckled, wrapping his arms around my waist. “Alice is just a little,”

“Strange?” I interrupted. He shook his head, an amused smile playing upon his lips.

“Perky,” he finished. “You’re like her Barbie doll that came to life, she loves dressing you up because she knows Rosalie won’t let her.”

“Rose looks more like Barbie than I do, she’s beautiful.” I protested.

“You don’t really see yourself, Bella. You are beautiful.” Edward said, his voice going quiet towards the end. Suddenly he leaned down and captured my lips with his. I kissed him back enthusiastically, throwing my arms around his neck. He lifted me off my feet and placed me on the bed. My back met the soft mattress and he lay atop me as we kissed, pressing against me but not putting all his weight on me. Sometimes, I swore he still thought I was a fragile human. We continued to kiss until someone cleared their throat.

Our lips halted and Edward reluctantly broke the kiss. He rolled off of me and leapt to his feet. I sat up and stared angrily at the person who’d interrupted us. It was Jacob. Confused. I forgot to look angry as I gazed at him.

He was in human form, wearing nothing but pants. His semi-long hair fell about his face and he brushed the ebony strands away. Jake’s nose was wrinkled, because of our scent.

My nose wrinkled momentarily, before I smoothed out my expression. “What do you want Jake?” I asked in an irritated tone. Because I was irritated. Before he could answer I asked another, “Why are you here? You can’t just come barging in my house whenever you feel like it!”

Jacob raised his hands and held them out in a ‘calm down’ gesture. His mouth opened but Edward smoothly cut across.

“He’s here because Alice sent him. She’s getting impatient and wants to leave. She sent Jacob to play messenger.” Edward answered my first question to Jack, who frowned.

“I really wish you’d cut that out. But still, he’s right Bells.” Jake said with a shrug, lowering his hands to his sides. “And I know I’m not allowed to simply waltz in here whenever. Besides I don’t need to see you two make out. I just ate.” He fused.

I smiled. When he was like this, he was my Jacob. The boy I’d become friends with. The one who pieced me back together after Edward had left me. But now he wasn’t my Jacob. He was Nessie’s Jacob.

“Alright, tell Alice we’re on our way. We’ll be there in a few minutes. Tell her to park the car and start it.” I replied to him.

Jake raised a brow, “What do I look like? A messenger?” He asked.

“Uh, yeah. Now, get going!” I replied, giving a wave of my hand.

He laughed and left. I rolled my eyes and looked over at Edward. “Let’s hurry and go before Alice throws a fit.”

Edward grabbed all of my suit cases in one swift motion and headed to the car. I followed him with his suitcases in my hands.

We got to the car in a minute. Alice was already in her yellow Porsche driving away, slowly. When she saw us, she stopped and we got in. Alice drove us to the airport, where we were to catch the flight.

Of course, Alice drove way too fast. At least must faster than the speed limits were. But we never got caught Edward would pick up any thoughts of those around us so whenever any police was near, he’d know. It came in handy; having our own personal radar.

Anyways, we arrived at the air port with plenty of time to spare. We were all joking and laughing as Alice pulled into the parking lot. That was when we opened the door to climb out. I gasped and instantly knew my eyes had widened.

Jasper stepped out of the passenger seat and turned to me. “It’s alright, Bella.” He told me in a soothing tone. Almost instantly after, I felt myself calm. Anger sparked in me, but was quickly squeezed out.

“Jasper, she’s fine. You don’t need to do that.” Edward told him, a frown on his lips.

Jasper looked at him, gave a slow nod and the strange calmness was suddenly gone.

“I’m fine; I don’t need to be calmed.” I snapped at him. I took very small breaths, though I was seriously beginning to debate if I should stop breathing at all. I’ve only done that a few times and every time it felt extremely uncomfortable and strange. But, the smell! The smell of all the humans here at the airport was completely overwhelming. Their blood smelled so sweet; its intoxicating scent lingered in the air. I suddenly made a snap decision and inhaled deeply, letting the scent fill me to the brim. I released the breath slowly, and then smiled.

“It’s not so bad.” I said hesitantly to the group. Sure, my throat felt like sand paper and was burning due to the smell of the blood, but I could handle it. After all, these were people. Not animals. And I only drank from animals. Since we are vegetarian are a bright gold. Thank god my eyes had finally lost all traces of the brilliant, bloody red color a few weeks ago.

Edward already had his two suitcases in hand and I pulled out mine. We both held our suitcases in only one hand, so we could hold hands. He reached out to me and I placed my hand in his, entwining our fingers.

“You’ll be alright.” He whispered.

“Yeah, I don’t see you killing anyone!” Alice chimed in merrily, a bright smile on her face.

I squeezed Edward’s hand harder, and we headed towards the seats to wait for our plane. We had two hours until the plane was ready. Edward was reading a book, Alice was checking the future, Jasper was claming people down, and I just focused on my breathing.

The two hours seemed to go by pretty quickly. Before I knew it, the announcement for our plane was said. Edward grabbed my hand and we headed toward the line.

When we got on the plane, I found it harder to resist. My throat burned even more. When we sat down, I was holding Edward’s hand still. I decided to let him read my thoughts.

“You will get through this my love.” Edward whispered.

He continued reading my thoughts. It really was an easy way to communicate with him even when he couldn’t respond back without making sound.

Can we go hunting when we get back? I thought. Ever so quietly, he said, “Yes.” I could barely hear him.

Before I knew it, I felt suddenly calm. I figured Jasper could feel that I was tense. I felt better now, but I did not want his help in this. I wanted to get through this by myself so I could prove to myself that I was strong enough for anything.

“No, Jasper she wants to do this without any help.” Edward explained.

Jasper nodded.

We arrived at the airport and I was relieved. The fresh air smelled so good, and my throat stopped burning so much.

After we got our luggage, we headed out to take a taxi to our house that we would soon be moving out of.

Once we got to the house, we went inside. To my surprise, it was really similar to our house in Forks. Alice decided that we needed to go shopping for school supplies before I even got to take it all in. But of course, shopping for anything would be the first thing on Alice’s mind.

The next second, Alice made us drop all of our luggage and head outside to the car. The only car here. A black BMW.

Alice sighed. “I already miss my yellow Porsche.”

“I like this car better, Alice.” I responded.

“I want my Porsche back, but this time blue. How about on the way back, we go buy a car?”

“Alice you have got to be kidding.”

“Alice, is that really necessary?” Jasper added.

“Yes Jasper, I need a nice car.” She snapped back.

“Alice we are here for college, not to go shopping and not to buy nice cars.” Edward explained.

“Fine.” She responded.

We got our school supplies and everything we needed to ‘live’ in the dorms. We did not come home with a new car, thankfully. But who knew that shopping for school supplies could take so long?

Edward and I retreated to our room, and I sighed.

“What’s wrong?” Edward asked.

“I miss Renesmee, and who knew that college is such a long process?”

“Soon, we will be back home, love, and we will be back with Renesmee in our cottage.” With that said, he leaned over and kissed me.

My eyes lit up. “Do you think Carlisle and Esme could live here, so we can see Nessie more often?”

“No, remember, we decided that it is best they stay in Forks. Carlisle likes his job there, and Nessie is better off in Forks. Rosalie and Emmett will take good care of her. And, don’t forget that Jacob is there also, she wouldn’t want to leave him.”

The next day, we had to start moving into the dorms. We didn’t want to run into too many humans, so we went at six in the morning. Hoping that most people were asleep or still driving here.

Once we got our dorm rooms, and it just so happened to work out that our rooms were next to each other, Alice and I went into ours. Alice hissed loudly.

“What’s wrong Alice?” I asked.

“How do they expect people, or us to live in these tiny rooms? There is no closet space, you can barely move in here.” Alice said angrily.

“Well Alice, we only have to be in here at night, so don’t worry. We could get rid of the beds and make that space into a closet.”

“No, we can’t when we have visitors, they will wonder why there’s no bed and where we sleep.”

“Oh right. I forgot”

Alice unpacked some things, and decided that each week; she would have to switch out the clothes in the closet. Before we knew it, Edward and Jasper were in our room. Edward had his arms around my waist, and Jasper was holding Alice’s hand.

“Ready to go hunting?” Jasper asked.

“Yes, let’s go.” I answered.