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4. Chapter 4
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The next morning, Bella and James woke up and got ready for their day
at the amusement parks. The eleven of them met in the lobby and loaded
up the three cars and drove over to the park. Jacob, Kylie, Rose, and
Emmett went in one direction and Jessica, Angela, and Mike in another.
“Food?” Alice asked.
“For sure.” Bella said pulling her sunglasses down over her eyes. The two
girls, James, and Edward walked into a nearby restaurant and loaded up on the buffet of breakfast foods before taking their seats.
“Today is going to be so much fun.” Bella said.
“Yes it is. I google’d all the rides that I can ride last night. There’s
actually a lot.” Alice said, “And if I ride it, you ride it Edward.”
“I hate rides,” Edward said.
“You’re at an amusement, Edward. Buck up.” Bella said taking a bite of
“I know I know.” He said, taking a bite of his own food.
After they finished eating, they walked out of the restaurant and started
walking down the midway.
“So what now?” James asked.
“I’m voting for a roller coaster.” Bella said.
“How can you go on a roller coaster ten minutes after eating breakfast?”
Alice asked, “I’m getting queasy thinking about it.
“We’ll have to wait in line. By the time we actually have to go on the ride
all the food will have settle.” James said.
“Anyway, Alice and I are going to walk around while you guys wait in line.”
Edward said as he and Alice started walking off. Bella and James got in line
for the roller coaster.
“Alice and Edward are getting awful close and affectionate over there.”
James said as he and Bella stood in line, “I think that there might be
something going on between the two of them.”
“You’re kidding right?” She asked, laughing a little, “Alice and Edward?”
“Yeah, haven’t you noticed they’ve been getting closer?” He asked.
“It’s Alice and Edward, they’re like brother and sister.” She said, “Not to
mention the fact that Alice’s boyfriend just died less then six months ago,
she’s still completely in love with Jasper, and in case you forgot she’s almost
seven months pregnant with his son. Jasper and Edward were best friends,
Edward feels a certain obligation to take care of Alice with Jasper gone and
since Alice’s parents don’t care what happens to her anymore. It’s nothing
more then him watching out for her. Just like you and I do.” Bella
“If you say so.”
“I’m serious, it’s nothing.”
“All I’m saying is that the way he takes care of her is like the way I take
care of you. He opens doors for her, puts his arm around her, helps her
stand up and sit down.”
“James she’s pregnant, all of us do those things for her, even you.
Edward puts his arm around everyone. He had his arm arms around Angela
and I at graduation. It’s nothing out of the ordinary it’s just how he is, he’s a
“I just think there’s feelings starting to develop there.”
“You can think whatever you want to think. I’ll think you’re crazy.” She
smiled. He held her hand helping her into the cart when they finally made it
to the front of the line. He climbed into next to her and they both fastened
“Is that Alice and Edward?” Jessica asked as they sat on they skyline
coming towards them.
“It looks like them.” Mike said looking down over the edge of the cart.
“I’ll call and tell them to wait for us at the bottom.” Jessica said pulling
her cell phone out and calling Alice, “Hey are you guys walking by the skyline
“Yeah Edward and I are.”
“We’re on it, will you wait for us at the bottom?”
“Yeah of course. We’ll see you in a few.” She hung up the phone.
“Who was that?” Edward asked.
“It was Jess, They’re on the skyline. They wanted us to wait by the exit
for them to get off.” Alice said, sitting down on a bench near the exit.
“I’m thirsty, you want anything to drink, Alice?” Edward asked.
“Yeah will you get me a lemonade?” She asked.
“Of course. I’ll be right back.” He said as he walked away towards the
“Hey Alice, Where‘s Edward?” Mike asked as he and the two girls walked
up to her after they got off the skyline.
“He wet to go get me a lemonade and something for himself.” She said
as Jess and Angela sat down next to her. Edward walked back up and
handed Alice her lemonade.
“So where are Bella and James?” Mike asked.
“They were going on the Screaming Machine last time we saw them, but
that was almost two hours ago I doubt they’re still on it.” Edward said.
“I’ll call Bells.” Alice said, pulling her phone out.
“Hey Alice where are you and Edward we’ve been looking for you?” Bella
asked when she answered the phone.
“We’re sitting outside the Skyline with Mike and the twins.”
“Well we’re about to get off it so we’ll see you in a few seconds. Then can
we all get lunch, James and I are starving.”
“Sounds good we’ll see you in a few.” She hung up, “They’re getting off
the skyline now. They want to go to lunch now. I’m with them I’m starving.”
“Us too.” Jess said. They waited a few more minutes before Bella and
James got off the ride and joined them. They walked into a nearby
restaurant and placed an order.
“It’s really hot today.” Bella said pulling her curly brown hair up into a
high pony tail.
“I know I need this air conditioning.” Mike said turning towards the vent.
He wrapped his arm around Jess as they waited for their food to come.
“You guys seriously cannot complain. I am almost seven months
pregnant and I’ve had to walk around all day just like the rest of you.” Alice
said, rubbing her hand over her stomach.
“You’re right sorry, Allie.” Bella said putting her arm around her.
“It’s okay I’m not complaining. I’m just saying none of you have
anything real to complain about yet.” She smiled, taking a sip of her
After lunch, they split up again and Edward, Alice, Bella, and James found
their way to some antique cars. Edward and Alice got in the front with Bella
and James in the back.
“Edward be careful, you’re going to start my labor.” Alice yelled at him for
bumping into the side of the track, “So what time do you think we’re
“I’m not sure, Ask Bella or James.” Edward said from the driver’s seat.
“I don’t think I can. They haven’t come up for air in like ten minutes. I’m
beginning to think they’ve both grown a second mouth somewhere,
otherwise I’m not sure how they’re breathing.”
“Anything is possible with those two.” He said, “Are they even listening to
us at all?”
“I think they’re too engrossed with each other to care about anything
we’re talking about.” She laughed as Edward pulled into the station and
stopped the car, putting his hand out to help Alice.
“I can hear everything you two are saying. Don’t think I’m as oblivious as
everyone thinks I am.” Bella said and James helped her out of the car, “The
fireworks and the parade start in about an hour, we’ll be leaving the park
shortly after that.” She said talking James’s hand.
“Sounds good where are we going now?” Alice asked as they walked down
“We’re going to the Tower of Terror.” James said before stopping to kiss
Bella. Alice could tell Edward was a little uneasy so instead of waiting for
Bella and James to get off the ride. They opted to take the long way back
to the spot they were all meeting.
“You need to cool off for a second.” Alice said as soon as they separated
from James and Bella, “They are together you can’t get made when you see
him kiss her.
“I can’t help it. I can’t stand him. He’s a terrible match for her and a
terrible person all around. I don’t understand why Bella dates him.” Edward
“Okay don’t get mad at me for saying this but, James isn’t that bad. I
think if you took off your blinders you’d see that.” Alice said.
“Of course you don’t see that he’s a bad guy, none of you girls do. He
doesn’t act up in front of you guys, it’s only the way he is around the guys.
He talks about his ex’s and other girls, especially Kylie. He tells the guys
stuff about Bella that he shouldn’t be and talks about how he has her
wrapped around his finger.”
“Well, unfortunately I don’t think any of those things will break them up.
Bella loves James and until he gives her a reason not to, she’s going to stay
“That asshole gene seems to run in the family.”
“What are you talking about Mike is a great guy, he treats Jessica
great. He’s one of the good guys.”
“Mike is cheating on Jessica.”
“Wait. Mike is sleeping with Emmett’s little sister? I thought she was
“She is but she’s sleeping with Mike too.” He said, “And I’m like a
hundred percent sure she’s sleeping with James too.”
“Really? How do you know this?”
“Guy’s talk. In the locker room. At our poker parties.”
“Wow any other guy secrets you’d like to fill me in on. This is
informational and very entertaining to say the least.” She laughed.
“Rose hasn’t let Emmett do anything but kiss her yet.”
“I know. Shane was burned in that department before. He should be
prepared for her to hold out for a while. She wants to make sure
everything’s right this time around.” Alice said, “So any more secrets?”
“Oh this is the real kicker.” Edward said, “James thinks that you and I are
hooking up. He thinks that you and I are going to get together and start
“Yeah Bella told me that earlier. We were laughing about it in the
bathroom. What would even give him that idea? You’re like my brother
Eddie.” She laughed.
“I know.” He smiled.
“So we’re the first ones back.” She said looking around.
“Well, we’re not suppose to be meeting everybody back here for another
hour.” He said.
“We have enough time to ride the carousel.”
“No, Alice, You know I don’t do the spiny rides. I don’t like them Allie.”
“Come on please. This is one of the only rides I can ride. Please.”
“Fine.” They found their way up onto the carousel.
“You guys beat us back.” Jessica said as Edward and Alice walked off the
carousel, “Where are Bella and James?”
“They went on Tower of Terror. They should be here any minute.” Edward
“Are we going to be able to see the parade and the fireworks from here?”
Alice asked holding her stomach.
“Are you okay?” Edward asked.
“Yeah just a little cramping. I’ll be okay it’s normal. The doctor even told
me so. All of you just need to relax.” She said as Jessica and Edward,
helped her sit down on a bench.
“Either way. I think you should relax for a few minutes.” Jessica said,
“You’ve been on you’re feet all day. You should probably take it easy for a
“Okay but I’m going to be taking it easy the whole car ride home.” She
said holding her stomach and her lower back.
“Lily are you okay?” Bella asked as she and James walked up with Jacob,
Kylie, Emmett, and Rose.
“I’m fine, I’m just a little sore. The doctor said that it’s perfectly normal.
You all need to back off because I’m not going to break.” She said.
“Okay.” Bella said sitting down next to her.
“The parade is starting guys.” Rose pointed out as the floats started
down the street.
“I’m going to start heading out of the park now. Then I can pull the car
around for Lily, by the time you guys head out.” James said.
“Do you want me to come with you baby?” Bella asked, holding on to
“No stay here, enjoy the parade. I’ll meet you out front, baby.” He
leaned down to kiss Bella before he rushed out of the crowd. Bella sat down
next to Alice on the bench. Mike sat down on the other side of her with
Jessica on his lap.
“We should probably start walking. We’ll be able to see the fireworks
while we’re walking.” Mike said, with Jessica on his back. They started
making their way through the crowd, Edward and Bella sticking close to Alice,
keeping her safe from elbows and strollers. They made it out to the front of
the park and took the monorail to the parking lot where John was waiting.
“Okay we’ll see you guys later.” Bella said as she helped Lily into the
backseat. She climbed into the front herself. They followed back to the
other cars and everybody started driving out of the Park complex. All three
boys pulled into the first gas station they saw.
“Baby you want anything?” James woke up Bella from the passenger’s
“Will you get me a water? Oh and get one for Alice too. Just in case
she’s thirsty if she wakes up.” Bella said groggily. The three boys that were
driving wandering into the gas station, all picking up various forms of
caffeine and sugar, meeting back in the line.
“Any one awake in your car Edward?” Mike asked.
“No Rose and Kylie went to sleep the second we left and Emmett’s drifting
in and out. What about you two?”
“Alice crashed the second we left, Bella’s barely hanging in there.” James
“Jacob is awake, Jess and Angela are asleep.” Mike said.
“Man, I’m barely hanging in there. I am so tired.” James said.
“Do you think we should get a hotel for the night or do you think we’ll be
okay?” Mike asked setting his stuff on the counter.
“No we only have an hour until we get home at the very most. There’s no
point in getting a hotel.” James said, “I just wish Bella was a little more
awake and talkative so I wasn’t having such a hard time keeping my eyes
“Why don’t you ask her to stay up? I’m sure she will do it for you.” Sam
“No I want her to sleep as much as possible. We’re heading to USC early
in the morning tomorrow and I want her to drive. Then I can sleep the whole
way there and finally get some rest.”
“That makes sense.” Mike said.
“Okay we’ll I’ll see you later.” James said walking out of the gas station
after paying for the gas and water, “Here’s your water baby.”
“Thank you.” She said taking a sip after she stretched.
“Okay go back to sleep baby. I’ll wake you up when we get home.” He
kissed her forehead, holding her hand as she fell back to sleep. He pulled
out of the gas station and started driving back towards their homes.
When he rolled back into town, he first stopped at Alice’s house. He
picked her up and carried her sleeping into the house, with her bag. He
drove over to Bella’s house and pulled back into the parking spot next to
Bella’s SUV. He picked her up and carried her into the pool house. Bella
was normally a terribly light sleeper, and her not waking up when he carried
her into the house meant that she was completely exhausted. He laid her
down on the bed and pulled the covers up over her, before he crawled into
bed himself. He wrapped his arm around her and started to fall asleep as