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Moved On... Almost!

Summary:
This story starts in ch.18 from New Moon. What if the phone didn't interrupet Jacob and Bella? what if they did kiss? What would happen next? would Edward ever come back? What happens when Bella and Jacob become more friends? Who will she choose? A new Ch is up!!! Ch. 24- What is the next step before Bella is changed? What is Bella's request?I HAVE EDITED THE FIRST FOURTEEN CH. SO IF YOU COME AND READ THEM, THEY ARE MUCH, MUCH BETTER!!! ESPECIALLY CH.4 - THEY ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT SO MUCH BETTER ! THANKS!


Notes:
This takes place right after Bella thought Jacob had left. (In my version Jacob had tried to kiss Bella earlier, after she jumped off the cliff.)


8. Dance With Me

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I couldn’t believe it… it looked like a salon in my living room. All the furniture was scooted to the left wall and one leather recliner chair were placed in the center with two rolling chair around them. Make up covered the floor in mound. I saw a heap of long plastic bags in the back, which I presumed were filled with clothes. Alice stood by the couch smiling and squealing.

“Hi Alice, What the hell is all of this? What happened to my living room?”

“Well, we are going to help you get ready for the dance. Remember, the phone cal yesterday, really silly Bella, how could you forget so quickly.” I just shook my head, not quite able to form words as I was still taking in the redesigned room.

“We?” Jasper stepped out from around the corner and smiled sheepishly. Then Rosalie stepped out from behind him with hairspray and a pink container in her hands. That made me speechless.

“Hi... Wh-what are you guys doing here?”

“Well, I mentioned you yesterday that I was going to drag Jasper along and when Rosalie heard that I was helping you get ready for the dance- that you were going to on your own free will- she pitched in too.” Alice answered for them, looked extremely excited.

“Ok…” I really was speechless.

“Ok Bella, get over here. We have to start getting you ready, NOW!!”

“Wow, what’s the rush?” Rosalie began pulling me by the arm to the leather chair.

“We only have four hours to get you ready, we going to need every minute. And like I said yesterday we need to get you as prefect as possible.” She pushed me down into the chair and lifted my feet into a tub that was placed in front of the chair. It was filled with suds that fizzled when my feet dipped through the layer.

“About what you said yesterday… it sounded like at the end of the call you were going to say… Edward’s instead of Jacob’s.”

There was an eerie silence as my gaze flickered to each of them and then suddenly all busted out laughing; it was kind of creepy.

“Why would I have said that?” she asked innocently with a few small giggles escaping her lips.

Ok they were hiding something. At least, they finally stopped laughing from there little out burst.

“Okay, we don’t have time for chit chat anymore. We have to get started right now or else we won’t have you finished and we can’t have that, now can we.” she didn’t even wait for me to respond. She started fluttering around me like a busy bee doing random things, which I saw no point to while my feet soaked in hot, freesia smelly soapy water.

Then she sat me down on the couch, which was covered in plastic, to pick out a dress. She had laid out four dresses. Thank goodness, she said we didn’t have time to try them all on.

When she held them up they all took my breath away. These were not made for me; they were made for a runway model. But at least they were reasonable, somewhat.

The first one was a black halter v-neck that had two blue strips that went around the waist. The material was thick and was knee length. This one I could handle, but I hadn’t seen the others ones yet.

Choice number two was a royal blue halter. It tied in the back and was a v-neck. It has silk on the hem on as it curved down ward and the silk was also on the ribbon, wrapping around my waist. It had glitter and sequin on the bottom. It was neck length, but I quickly rejected it when I saw how much back it showed.

Choice number three was a simple black halter dress too. It went past my knees and once again showed too much of the skin of my back. It had a chain that hooked around your neck. A satin ribbon tied around your mid-section, making a bow in the back. I also rejected that one.

The last one was my favorite, I gasped when I saw it. It was gorgeous, yet still simple. It was a dark blue short-sleeve v-neck dress in the back and in the front. It bunched and criss-crossed around the chest and waist area. It ties in the back around the waist. It went barely past my knees. It was perfect.

“That one, defiantly!” I loved it.

“I thought so.” Alice replied with a grin. She always saved the one I was going to choose for the last.

“You knew- you saw- Alice!” Rosalie spoke with a giggle. I had never seen her so happy around me.

After we picked out the dress they ordered me to go take a shower and wash my hair. I used my favorite shampoo; the one that smelled like strawberries. Alice had left clothes on the counter when I finished with my shower.

She had laid out a pair of brown sweat pants that has a green, leaf design down the left leg. She also had given me a silk green shirt that matched the sweat pant perfectly. Even your comfy sweat had to match when it came to Alice.

When I got back down stairs, Jasper was no where to be seen.

“Where did Jasper go?”

“Oh, he had to run some errands.” Alice replied softly, barely audible to my ears.

I figured that was just a nice way to say he couldn’t stand the smell of my blood anymore. I let it drop.

They sat me down on the couch and began treating me like their own, human Barbie doll. Rosalie started on my hair and Alice on my makeup. Rosalie dried my hair quickly and put my hair up in a simple bun, leaving a few strands down on both sides of my face. She curled them so they hung down to my chin.

Alice put tons of makeup on. The blush made my face look paler; nothing compared to their skin though. She proceeded to put on three layers of eye-shadow; light and dark blue and an off white color. They blended in with one another. She also put on plenty of water-proof mascara. For my full lips, she brought a light pink lip stick with a slight shine.

Next, I put on the dress that I picked out of the other four. It was the perfect size; it fit like a glove. It was silky and soft. It draped over my body perfectly, hanging on to my curves on just the right places.

I was surprised when Alice didn’t give me any death shoes. I mean yes, I could still hurt myself in them but, they weren’t stilettos. They were somewhat flat, but with a 1 inch heel. They were dark blue and had a pointed toe. A little buckle went over the middle of the shoe, over the middle of my foot. They were even kind of comfortable.

She gave me a shawl that was also black and silky. It seemed that it was made out of the same fabric from the dress or something similar. I draped it over my shoulders.

She also gave me earrings that looked like they must have cost a fortune; more than the dress. They were a single strand of diamond and sapphire on a stud. It dangled down from the stud, hitting my face when I turned my head too quickly.

The necklace she gave me matched my earring, though it didn’t have sapphires on it, it did have five sparkling diamonds. They were spread out among the chain, spaced evenly. They were small and circular.

When I finally looked in the mirror I was stunned. I looked perfect. Not to fancy but fancy enough. Everything was perfect and gorgeous. My dress flowed around me and my jewelry shined and sparkled from the light bouncing off of it.

I couldn’t even imagine what Jacob would say. I gawked at myself, turning from different angles admiring myself, while they cleaned up the living room.

“Thank you Alice and Rosalie. Everything is gorgeous. Thank you so much.” I walked over and gave Alice a hug and I turned to look at Rosalie and she held her arms open. I walked over and gave her a small, but warm hug too.

“Awwww!” Alice apparently liked the moment. The one where Rosalie didn’t absolutely hate me, even if just for a second.

“Well it’s time for us to go, before Jacob gets here. This was fun, especially because you barely complained.”

“That’s because you got me reasonable things, especially the shoes. But the earrings and the necklace are a little much. They look terribly expensive. Where did you get them, Tiffany’s?” I questioned with sarcasm. But as I said this, she tilted her head towards the floor, hiding her too innocent eyes.

“Ahh, Alice! You bought these from TIFANY’S?” I yelled. I couldn’t believe that I was wearing jewelry from tiffany’s that were probably more than this house was worth.

“They are not that bad, at least not compared to the jewelry we put on you for the prom last year.” She laughed and I wondered just how much that jewelry was. I really didn’t want to think about that or what I was wearing.

“I’m proud of our work, you look beautiful… And I think we better go; I smell dog. We’ll be right outside the school if you need us Bella and I’ll be watching.” She tapped her forehead and grinned madly.

Alice gave me a peck on the cheek and Rosalie waved as they disappeared into the darkness down the hall. Moments later the doorbell rang.

I walked carefully to go answer it. When I opened the door, I gasped. Jacob cleaned up good. He had on dress pants and a dress button up shirt. He held one hand behind his back and the other held a single rose.

I invited him in and smiled warmly at him. He pecked me on the lips, still apparently speechless. I took that time to go put the rose in some water. I came back out into the living room where Jacob was sitting down on the couch.

When I sat down Jacob held out a velvet black box. It was long but wide too.

“Oh, no Jacob, you didn’t have to do that.” I stared open mouthed at the box.

“You deserve it. Open It!”

I took the box and slowly opened it. Inside was a white gold heart locket. It had carving barely noticed able on the sides and a single diamond in the middle. On the back it read: with love always, Jacob.

I single tear trickled down my cheek. Jacob stopped it with his thumb half way down.

“Is it really that bad?”

“It’s so beautiful, Jacob. Thank You so much.” I leaned over and kissed him softly on the lips.

“How could you afford this?”

“I had some saved money in my bank account. And don’t worry it wasn’t college fund.”

“Thank you.”

“Let me help you get it on.” He took the box from me and pulled the necklace out gently. I turned around and he pulled the locket around my neck and clasped it in the back. It fit perfectly with my other necklace that Alice had already put on around my neck. They hung together like they were meant to be.

He gently kissed the back of my neck and whispered “Your so beautiful tonight, there aren’t even words to describe it.”

“Thank you. And you’re very handsome tonight too.” I motioned to his button up shirt and slacks.

“Thank you. Are you ready to go? We wouldn’t want to be late, now would we?” he inquired playfully.

“No, we wouldn’t want that.” he took my hand and led me out to his polished car. It sparkled in the moonlight.

It was a full moon tonight. There were barely any clouds in the sky. It was a perfect night.

We arrived at the school shortly. Jacob, being a gentleman tonight, came around and opened my door for me and gestured his hand to me, bowing slightly. I took it and he helped me out of the car. He kept a warm hand on the small of my back while we walked.

Before we entered the gym we had to pay for tickets. The girl at the table, that I was blanking her name, couldn’t stop staring at Jacob. Jacob barely noticed her. His eyes were still focused on me.

We walked in hand in hand to the lamely decorated gym. “Wow, this so much worse than I thought it was going to be.” I stated quietly.

“It won’t be too bad.”

“Not with you here.”

“Well I’ll be here all night.”

The gym was very crowed. There was dangling banners and balloons tied to every thing they could possibly be tied to. We walked under the balloon arch; still holding hands.

I spotted Mike across the gym glaring at us. Jacob followed my gaze and he began to glare at Mike. I thought they were going to burn a hole through each other heads if I didn’t make one of them stop soon.

I pulled on Jacob’s arm and he broke the gaze to look down on me.

“Let’s go dance!” I thought those words would never escape my mouth.

“Sure.” He wrapped his arms around me and I wrapped mine around his neck. He twirled me around and into the crowd of people dancing. Luckily a slow song came on immediately.

“Thank goodness!” I breathed a sigh of relief.

“I can’t believe you asked me to dance.” he lowered his head to mine. “I’m glad you did though.” He kissed me softly on the lips.

“I just had to do something to break your glare with Mike. I thought you might burn a hole in his head.” Before he could respond I got a soft tap on my shoulder.

I had a feeling I knew who it was. Jacob groaned softly, just audible to me. I turned around and sure enough it was Mike.

“Hi Mike.”

“Bella, could I have a dance please. I’m just asking for two minutes.”

“I think you’ll have to ask my date.” I turned around to face Jacob, he looked furious. His answer surprised me.

“Sure, but I will watch… intently. Don’t try anything.” He whispered the last sentence more towards Mike, and then walked off towards a wall of people hanging out.

Mike cautiously put his arms on my waist. I put mine around his neck. I at least didn’t have to stand on my tippie toes to do so. He seemed hesitant to start what I assumed was an apology.

“I’m sorry about Monday.”

“It’s okay Mike.” I sighed.

“I really don’t know got into me. I’m really sorry. Do you think we can still be friends, nothing more? I just can’t stand to lose you completely.” He admitted with a ducked head.

“Sure, Mike.”

“If it helps any, I hurt my foot when I kicked the table.”

“It does help a little. Is your foot ok though?”

“Ya, it’s fine. Just a little sore.” He chuckled softly.

“I believe the two minutes are up!” Jacob spoke from behind me. I dropped my hands and so did Mike.

“Hey sorry about the other day, we ok?”

“I wouldn’t say that.” Jacob replies hostility. I punched him in the arm. “Fine, we’re ok. But don’t you ever try anything like that again.”

“Of course not. Sorry again.” He walked away.

“Why don’t we go and eat?” I asked softly not really wanting to dance again. He nodded and took my hand, leading me over to the table with food.

We grabbed some punch and cookies and found a table for two in the corner of the gym.

“Sorry about my reaction to Mike.”

“It’s ok. You know, he didn’t try anything.”

“Oh, I know, I was watching.” We finished eating in silence expect for the music playing in the background. A slow song started again.

Jacob stood up and held out is hand. “May I have this dance?”

I reluctantly took his hand. “Yes, you may. I stood up carefully. I had no clue that this would be one of the best dances ever.

He guided us to the dance floor once again. He wrapped his arms tightly around my waist, pulling me close. I placed mine around his shoulders and leaned my head on his chest. After a while of that position, I got a cramp in my neck and had to straighten up. We still were twirling around the dance floor, he mostly lead.

Suddenly Jacob growled. I looked up into his eyes, right as I felt a cold hand on my shoulder.

“Excuse me, Isabella Swan, may I have this dance?”

It didn’t fully register to me; the voice, the touch, the electric shock that ran through my body. I just blurted out without even thinking about it.

“No Mike. Please go away!”

“I’m sorry, but Isabella I believe your confused.”

Then it all hit me like a ton of bricks. OH my god. It turned around. Ok, so now I was going crazy. No, wait I was past crazy, now I was hallucinating. Before me stood my Greek god.

“Edward.” I breathed

Then I proceeded to pass out. The last thing I remember was a growl and cold arms wrap around me, before I hit the hard, gym floor.