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Realistic Love

your no goodWhat if Bella did act like a 17 yr. old when Edward said goodbye? What if her answer to his request for a promise to not be reckless was NO? How far will Bella go to prove he cannot control her? Cannon Pairs V/H AU

Starts in the woods after Edward ends his relationship with Bella.

4. Chapter 4

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Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer's own the world of Twilight; we just get to use her toys! I do not own I'd die for you or you give love a bad name either that goes to the great: Songwriters: Bon Jovi, Jon; Sambora, Richard S.; Child, Desmond. Let's not forget I do not own single ladies because we all know that's Beyonce!

Co-written by dazzleglo!

Realistic Love

Chapter 4

Alice’s POV

I just had a flash of Emmett's plan for him, Bella and Jazz to do a performance together. It was going to be great and I have the perfect costumes for them. I just hope we don't have to live with rock god Emmett afterwards; living through it during the 80's and then again in 2005 when Guitar Hero came out is more than enough for ten lifetimes. I just could not wait to talk to them about it, so I ran over to the diner.

"Hey guys, I love your idea Emmett and your outfits will be here in the morning." I chirped excitedly.

"So what song did you decided on?" I asked just the thought had a sparkle in my eyes.

"Bella, did you have a nice time this evening?"

"Well, Emmett over there went off script and let's just say someone almost got his head ripped off." Man I would have paid to see that!

"Alice…hmm did you know that Emmett and Jasper ATE dinner, I mean they actually ate food. What's going to happen to them?" NO WAY!

"OMG, how did I miss that vision, I want to know every detail." Bella regaled me with the tale of how Emmett started eating and then embarrassed Jazz into eating too. I was rolling on the floor with laughter. Only Emmett.

"It was very informative to say the least and fun. I can now understand what Edward is feeling. Don't get me wrong, I'm still angry with him that he could just throw us away so easily and he's going to have to make a move to make me believe he still wants me."

"Oh, he wants you alright and I know my plan is working."

"How?" Please…like I can't see what's going on…duh I see the future!

"Bella, really how can you doubt my ability?"

Well the time has come for Bella to see how Edward really feels about her, even though after Jasper showed her Edward's feelings, it will be different to see his reaction and actions in person. The fact remains is that she still doubts him, only now those doubts are more about his willingness to stay and never leave her. For the moment, at least she has postponed her attempts to go into the great beyond, however, now she is waiting for him to leave before she does it. She says she doesn't want him here when she does do it, she knows now how it will hurt him to see it and she doesn't want that. It was nice to see her shifting from the 'I hate him' to the 'I'll make him regret' part of her pain, and the talent show is just the place for that phase to hit Edward full blast in the face.

So far, we have managed to make him see what would happen if she showed interest in someone else, of course it was decided it would be Emmett. We needed it to be someone who Edward couldn't kill. Just thinking of our first choice had me giggling; Edward would have killed Mike Newton.

When the night of the talent show finally arrived Bella was a nervous wreck, I know she hates the spot light, but Edward's reaction was what she needed to see for herself and to force him to show his real feelings for her. However, Emmett was definitely right; you have to give the girl credit, because when I presented her with the outfit, she decided to make a few alterations. Bella was learning to play the game and coming into her own, she would be a great Cullen woman one day. I knew he would sign up right after his talk with Carlisle; Carlisle was always his voice of reason. Not that the acts were going to be any good, lord knows I've had visions of them all and we had this won hands down. Charlie, Carlisle and Esme were seated in the front row and were saving seats for us because we were expected to sit with our parents until it was our turn to perform.

Edward’s POV

I knew the minute Carlisle and Esme made me sit in between them, that I wasn't going to like either of the family's acts. Emmett, Jasper and Bella were the first act on so everyone else sat with us, wearing very smug faces. I knew the minute the music started playing; it was a message for me. The fact that Carlisle was holding me in my seat by securing my shoulder under his hand was the first clue; the second was Esme holding my hand very tightly. I was right the minute the speakers started the intro notes, I knew exactly the song Emmett was pulling out of his retro rock act. Nevertheless, when the spotlight shinned on the stage I froze, there was Emmett, Bella and Jasper, all clad in leather and studs!

I lost all train of thought when Bella start rocking those glorious hips to the music. Damn all I wanted to do was rip her off stage and take that precious virginity of hers right then and there! That's when the anger started rising in me. Why was she letting all these men see her in that hot little outfit? Did she know what they were thinking, because I did? She should only dress that way for me, she is MINE! I mean that leather mini skirt barely covered her underwear, then the tank top from hell, that was not only hot pink, but also see through revealing her black lace bra! I didn't even know they sold boots that went that high up a women's thigh. My anger was definitely not the only thing rising!

Emmett’s POV

This was going to be totally awesome; I don't often get to rock out as the family has sort of banned me after the Guitar Hero incident. We had been practicing in the soundproofed music room and I couldn't wait for the talent show. Alice says it's going to be the turning point. I really hoped so; I hated seeing both of them suffering. If two people ever belonged together, it was them. Why couldn't my brother see that?

"Okay are we all ready? Whoa, Bella what happened to your outfit?" Edward is going to have a stroke.

"I made a few alternations, how do you guys like them?" Let him see what he is missing.

"You look totally hot, you're going to drive him crazy, right Jazz." Crazy wasn't going to be the half of it.

"Definitely," he snickered knowing full well Edward was going to go nuts!

"Bella, you know what to do right?"

"All set Em, let's go my brothers." With that, we slid out onto the dark stage.

Shot through the heart and you're to blame

Darlin' you give love, a bad name

An angel's smile is what you sell

You Promise me heaven, then put me through hell

"How could you leave me, I love you with all my heart and soul" I heard Bella whisper to


Chains of love, got a hold on me

Passion's a prison, you can't break free

Oh! You're a loaded gun, yeah, Oh! There's nowhere to run

No one can save you, my damage is done

Shot through the heart and you're to blame

You give love a bad name

I play my part and you play your games

You give love a bad name. You give love a bad name

You paint that smile on your lips, Blood red nails on your fingertips

A school boy's dream, you act so shy

Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

"I miss your lips on mine." She sounded like she wanted to cry.

Whoa! You're a loaded gun, Whoa! There's nowhere to run

No one can save me, the damage is done

My heart is broken and only you can fix it. I thought.

He had better fix you fast or I'm gonna fix him

Shot through the heart and you're to blame

You give love a bad name

I play my part and you play your games

You give love a bad name You give love...Bad Name

Shot through the heart and you're to blame

You give love a bad name

I play my part and you play your games

You give love a bad name

Shot through the heart and you're to blame

Darling you give love a bad name, I play my part and you play your games

You give "a vampire" a bad name You give "a vampire" a bad name. I watched Edward hang his head in shame when I whispered this line too low for anyone else to hear.

Bella’s POV

I couldn't believe I made it through the whole song without crying. When I stepped out onto the stage, I saw Edward's eyes practically pop out of his head and they went from amber to dark and lustful. I was glad I edited my outfit; I had nice legs so why shouldn't I use them to my advantage. I'm sure Alice is going to be blamed for it, but she can handle him. Though she can't be blamed for the wild twirl I did lifting my leg so he could get a good glimpse of my black lace panties. Probably a good thing Carlisle and Esme were holding him down. I know Edward got the message when I pointed directly at him when I sang "and you're to blame." Of course, Emmett had to embellish the last line whispering it for the vampires. My hearing must be getting better because I heard it and had to admit it was pretty funny.

When Edward dragged out his keyboard, I braced myself because knowing him, he was about to start playing my lullaby. I knew if he did, I would be in tears after the first few notes, but he surprised me when the drumbeat started. I knew this song, it was one we considered singing for him. This was the song that would crumple my resolve. How could it not? When he started sing Bon Jovi's "I'd die for you," the traitorous tears started flowing and running down my cheeks.

If you could see inside my heart then you'd understand

I'd never mean to hurt you baby I'm not that kind of man

"I have seen inside your heart, it's you who needs to see inside my heart." I started whispering to him between choruses. I knew he heard me with the slight nod.

I might not say I'm sorry yeah, I might talk rough sometimes

And I might forget the little things or keep you hanging on the line

"You can't keep me hanging any longer."

In a world that don't know Romeo and Juliet

Boy meets girl and promises we can't forget

We are cast from Eden's gate with no regrets

Into the fire we cry

"I've kept my promises, have you?" He snapped his head in my direction.

I'd die for you, I'd cry for you, I'd do anything, I'd lie for you

You know it's true, baby I'd die for you

I'd die for you, I'd cry for you if it came right down to me and you

You know it's true, baby I'd die for you

"I'd die for you too, and have tried repeatedly. Is it true, did you lie?" When he nodded,

again a shiver ran up my spine.

I might not be a savior and I'll never be a king

I might not send you roses or buy you diamond rings

"You have always been my savior and all I want is you."

But if I could see inside you, maybe I'd know just who we are

Cause our love is like a hunger without it we would starve

"I wish you could, more then you'll ever know!"

In a world that don't know Romeo and Juliet

Boy meets girl and promises we can't forget

We are cast from Eden's gate with no regrets

Into the fire we cry

I'd die for you, I'd cry for you, I'd do anything, I'd lie for you

You know it's true, baby I'd die for you

Baby, it's only for you, it's only for you

Baby, it's only for you, only for you

"I still love you Edward." I whispered before I ran for the exit before anyone else could see me crying.

Edward’s POV

I watched from the stage as Bella ran out the door when my song ended. I heard her whispering after I sang each chorus. Every time she did, it broke my heart or made me jump for joy depending on her reply. I was glad when Alice followed her out as I ended up having to sit with my family while we waited for rest of the acts to perform. Honestly, I wasn't paying attention, my mind was searching for Alice to see if I could watch her talking to Bella, but found out quickly she was blocking me.

My attention was brought back to the present when the rest of my siblings got up to go get ready for their performance. The moment Esme and Carlisle started gripping even tighter, I knew this was going to be very painful. When the lights came on there were Jasper and Emmett in tuxedos on each side of the stage and in the center were Alice, Bella and Rose in nothing more then BLACK LEOTARDS and heels! I've seen this in a video and I was freaked that Bella would show so much skin in public! When they started doing the moves from Beyonce's video, it was all Carlisle and Esme could do to keep me seated.

All the single ladies (7x)

Now put your hands up

Up in the club, we just broke up

I'm doing my own little thing

you Decided to dip but now you wanna trip

Cuz another brother noticed me

I'm up on him, he up on me

don't pay him any attention

Cuz I cried my tears, GAVE three good years

Ya can't be mad at me.

Oh My God they're wearing Rose's engagement rings from Emmett!

"No I can't, it's my fault, and I was wrong." I whispered back.

Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,

Don't be mad once you see that he want it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

woo oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh oh x2,

Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,

Don't be mad once you see that he want it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it.

"I should have! I should have given you the world."

I got gloss on my lips, a man on my

hips hold me tighter than my Dereon jeans acting up, drink in my cup

I couldn't care less what you think I need no permission,

did I mention, Don't pay him any attention

Cuz you had your turn,

But now you gonna learn,

What it really feels like to miss me

"I truly miss you more then you know!"

Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a ring

on it, If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,

Don't be mad once you see that he want it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

woo oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh oh 2x,

Don't treat me to the things of the world I'm not that kind of girl,

Your love is what I prefer, what I deserve Is a man that makes me,

then takes me And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond,

Pull me into your arms, Say I'm the one you WANT, If you don't,

you'll be alone And like a ghost I'll be gone

"No don't be gone, come back home to me Bella, please?"

All the single ladies (7x),

Now put your hands up

woo oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh ooh oh oh oh 2x,

Cuz if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it,

Don't be mad once you see that he want it,

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it woo oh ooh 2x

"I love you still, I never stopped! I'm sorry I lied to you!"

When they were done, they received a standing ovation from the room. Seeing Bella swaying, strutting, hips wiggling and the thrust had me uncomfortable in my seat. They stayed on the stage while the rest of us joined them to announce the winner. I tried to get closer to her, but my family had other ideas


"Edward you're going hunting with the guys tonight and Bella is coming home with us for a sleepover. If she's wants to, you can talk to her in the morning." Alice thought to me.

"And the winners of tonight's talent show are… Bella Swan and the Cullen's!" Announced Mrs. Cope.

Once we had all made our way back to our families, I was ambushed by my so-called brothers and before I even had a chance to say goodbye, I was dragged out to Emmett's jeep. I had a feeling an intervention of sorts was in my future. It so happens I was right, because the moment the jeep stopped they attacked me and pinned me to the ground.

"Listen up bro; I am not getting off you until you figure your life out! I won't let you hurt her anymore, so what's it gonna be stay and love her right or get the hell out of dodge, choose now!" Emmett said as he kneeled on my back.

"Your one to talk, why are you sleeping with the woman I love more then my own life, I thought I could trust you!" God just saying the words aloud sent more pain rippling through my body.

"Yeah, well I'm not sleeping with Bella and I know I gave you that impression, but you needed to see what it was going to be like if Bella was with someone else and it had to be someone you couldn't kill!"

"So - she never cheated on me? She still loves me?"

"You're really not that smart are you? Bella has never been unfaithful, and even with a crushed soul she loves you more than her own life, in case you missed the four attempts."

The one I experienced first hand was a real treat,

He thought to me.

"Wait - I only saw three."

"Yeah well, let's just say Alice caught her before she could go through with it."

"What did she do?" I needed to know how close I came to losing her again.

"Let's just say she won't be cliff diving in the near future. And FYI, Alice had to cross over the line to get to her, but we're sure the wolves don't know." I winced at the though of Bella flinging herself off a cliff into the ocean.

"So son, what's it going to be?" I already knew the answer, so I guessed it was time to share it with the class.

"I could never leave her again; I don't have the strength or the desire. The next time we leave Forks, she will go with us. If she will go that is, if I haven't lost her completely."

"So what are you going to tell her?" What was I going to tell her?

"The truth and then I'll beg for her forgiveness, groveling if necessary."

"Do you think she'll take me back?" I prayed nightly to any deity who would listen that she would.

"We can't say for sure, but she still loves you, I can tell you that much." Jasper answered.

"Let's hunt, I want to get back and talk to Bella. There's also a few other things I need to tell you when we are all back together."

Esme’s POV

After the talent show, I pulled Bella aside and told her that I arranged with Charlie for her to sleep over. At first she was hesitant, but I assured her that it would be just the girls and it was just what the doctor ordered. And I would know since I'm married to the doctor. She needed to be around people who cared and loved her, not that Charlie didn't, it was just the poor man was always working and had no idea how to deal with romance problems


Bella’s POV

"Hey Esme, thank you for talking my dad into the sleepover, are you sure they're not coming back until morning?"

"Yes, Carlisle went with them to ensure they don't arrive back early. Bella don't you want to talk to Edward?" Asked Esme in her wonderful motherly tone.

"Yes and no. I want to, but I know if he says the right things, I'll just melt and if he says the wrong things, I'll just curl up into a ball and die." A slow agonizing death.

"But you did see he still loves you and wants to be with you right?" I chuckled a little before I answered.

"Yeah, it was kind of hard to miss, but that doesn't mean he still won't leave later."

"He won't, I've already seen it, his mind is made up to never leave you again." Alice chirped, but there was something in her eyes that said I had a surprise waiting for me.

"Yeah, until he changes his mind again." This is my only fear since I know Alice's visions are subjective and he could change his mind the minute someone else takes a snap at me.

"Oh - hey Rose, here's your ring back; thanks for letting us wear them. How many rings has Emmett bought you anyway?"

"Let's see, ten in total. Each time he proposes, he goes all out with a new ring and unique way in giving it to me, he's really sweet like that." Ten, wholly cow! I'll be lucky if I get one!

"I'd love to hear them sometime." I saw the twinkle in her eye before she answered me.

"No time like the present have a seat. Okay…so the first time we were living in New

York, he had everyone leave the house for the night, he had lit candles before we slipped into our Jacuzzi filled with bubbles, and it was really wonderful, except I kept feeling this tickle behind my ear and I kept trying to swat it away, but it kept coming back. Finally I tried to scratch it when, I looked over my shoulder there was my engagement ring dangling from a piece of fishing line. All he said was "so how about it babe?" It was so Emmett.

******** ********* ********* ********** ********* ********* *******

"Okay, so the last time he asked me to change the oil in his jeep. He always was my jack while I emptied the oil pan. While I was pouring it out I heard a clunk, of course I thought he broke something in the motor so I went digging around with my hands to retrieve the part, only to discover it wasn't a part, it was my new engagement ring."

Listening to all the different ways Emmett proposed had me fighting off fits of laughter, but it also made me a little sad because I would never have that with Edward. His no changing policy would see to that, I could not stay with him when I was old and wrinkly and he was still seventeen. I have nightmares about it. He would not want me like that anyway.

"Man he's good, I doubt Edward would be that imaginative, if he asked, which he won't, so I guess it doesn't matter anyways…"

"So Bella let's hear what your dream proposal would be from Edward if he did propose to you."

"No, it's kind of corny."

"Oh no, come on, it's just the ladies here."

"Okay, do you remember the movie 'Grease'?"

"How could we not, Alice danced around singing it non-stop and it drove Edward out of his mind." Esme said as she giggled at the thought.

"Well, I always thought that at the end, Danny should have proposed to Sandy at the carnival. I just thought it would have been so romantic."

I really was having a good time; Alice even bought us all these gorgeous silk night gown sets. Mine was a beautiful golden topaz, just like Edward's eyes. After all the singing, talking and storytelling, I couldn't believe it was two in the morning and finally I was starting to feel tired, so Esme told me I could sleep in any room I wanted. I had selected Edward's room because it was where I felt the most comfortable. When I opened his door I was shocked.

"Esme, when did he get a bed?" And why?

"It came yesterday, since I decided it just wasn't right that a bedroom didn't have a bed. I hope you like it?"

"Like doesn't even begin to describe how beautiful it is, as well as the bedding." I wish he were sleeping next to me.

When I got into bed, I felt enveloped in his smell and smell in the room; so needless to say, I slept very well that night. .


Edward’s POV

We got back early from hunting, but Carlisle forbid us from entering until Bella went to bed, so we end our evening listening to Rose tell Bella all the times Emmett proposed to her. The other girls told their stories too and I could see the sense of pride on my brothers' and father's faces as well as their thoughts.

It made me think about how I would propose to Bella because honestly now I knew I could not live without her. I wanted it to be special and the most memorable night of her life. No matter what I had to do, even if she wouldn't take me back, I would always be here watching over her, but I preferred to be with her and loving her for all eternity. I froze the minute Rose asked Bella how she would want me to propose. Could I possibly get my answer?

"Do you remember the movie 'Grease'?" I winced when Bella asked this, that movie tormented my life for a year!

"How could we not, Alice danced around singing it non-stop and it drove Edward out of his mind." Esme knew this all too well.

"Well…I always thought that at the end, Danny should have proposed to Sandy at the carnival. I just thought it would have been so romantic."

Hunh…a carnival, I could find something along those lines. Question was, would she accept if I asked. Bella was right when she said everything depended on what I said to her, if I phrased anything in our conversation tomorrow wrong, I could ruin any chance I had to get her back.

A/N oh I just love wedding proposals! Don’t you? Well you will have to wait. Review already!

"We're going to do a Bon Jovi song, but I haven't decided which one yet." Oh god,

Emmett is definitely doing his rock god act again.