This is a story about Bella, but her parents died in a fire when she was a baby, and miraculously, Edward, Emmett, and Carlisle were on a hunting trip by the house when her parents died.
Hey, Edward, I smell smoke. You wanna check it out?
Emmett's mind came into my head.
I nodded my head in his direction, thinking about Alice's next shopping trip she was planning. Gosh, that girl shops 24/7! We ran towards where Carlisle was hunting a bear. We were in South Dakota, not too far from the house, only a few hundred miles or so. We reached Carlisle and quickly told him about the smoke. His expression changed from calm to worried.
We have to go see who is in the fire! Edward, we could save them.
I agreed with Carlisle's thoughts.
We raced towards the burning house, and I was very confused. I could only hear one woman's thoughts clearly, and her husbands thoughts were fuzzy. They were both thinking about their daughter, Bella.
"BELLA!! SOMEONE, ANYONE! SAVE HER!" Both parents were screaming it. Then, their suffering ended. We hadn't gotten there quick enough to save the parents, though I told Carlisle and Em about this "Bella".
We couldn't go into the fire because we might get caught on fire and that means no more us. We kicked open the front door and listened closely for a heartbeat.
Boom, boom, boom.
There! A soft as heartbeat as that could only be one of a child's when sleeping.
"Emmett, Edward, stay here just in case she is cut or something."
We nodded. Carlisle came back seconds later with a adorable baby in his arms.
"Edward, is this their daughter?"
"Yes. Her name is Isabella Marie Swan. They call her Bella."
"Alright. Bella it is!"Emmett's booming voice almost shattered the blackened windows. Bella opened her eyes only to curiously look around and when she saw our faces, she just smiled and when back to sleep.
"Emmett!" Carlisle and I hissed at the same time.
"Sorry. I'm not used to being around humans..."
We need to get her back to the house, Edward.
Carlisle thought towards me.
Yes, I mouthed. And then, with Bella in Carlisle's safe arms, we started to run in the direction of our house.
"When are they coming home? I need
to go shopping!!" Alice whined to the fourth time in this hour.
"Alice, they'll come back when they come back. Okay?" Esme exasperatedly repeated.
"And shut up." I added. Alice glared at me but I ignored her, focusing on painting my toenails a bright green color. Suddenly, the door opened and the three of us squealed and ran towards them, only to stop short when we saw and heard who they had in Carlisle's arms.
A baby girl.
Jasper, who had been upstairs looking out the window, came and stood beside Alice with a confused expression on his face like the rest of us. I took a careful step forward like there might be a bomb anywhere.
Carlisle said, "Her name is Bella." I smiled. What a pretty name.
"May I?" I asked, my eyes locked on her.
"Of course." He handed her over to me. If I could cry, I would.
"Bella." I whispered. "Bella." She suddenly stirred and looked up at me with a huge smile on her face.
"Mama." She said angelically. My smile grew.
"Love...Mama..." She whispered before she drifted back to sleep.
"Edward...did she say she loves me?" He nodded. My eyes grew wide in wonder.
"Can we, can we keep her?" Esme and Alice asked at the same time.
"Yes." I answered before anyone could speak.
Bella: Age 6
I woke up to look into the face of my wonderful mother, Rosalie. I smiled, stretched, and yawned.
"Sleepy, Bells?" Daddy asked. I loved that nickname, but only if Mama, Daddy, Auntie Esme or Auntie Alice used it. Never anyone else.
"Maybe..." I said slyly. They smiled.
"I love you." We all said at the same time. I grinned.
"You're funny, Mama!" She laughed. Mama was always so happy.
"Well, let's get you dressed and we can have..." I always finished for her.
"WAFFLES!" They chuckled.
"Okay, my little princess. What do you want to wear today?" Rosie asked. She always let me choose. Sometimes she said I had great fashion taste. What did that mean? I picked out a light green and white Hawaiian print dress and tan flats. Mommy had a tight red shirt and flowy white pants with black, red and white zebra heels and black accessories. Daddy had a white shirt on and a black tie with jeans and brown VANS.
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Rosalie + Emmett's outfits: http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/app
I skipped downstairs with Mama and Daddy following me.
"Auntie Alice, Auntie Esme, Uncle Carlisle, Uncle Jazzy, Uncle Edward!" I exclaimed, happy to finally get it right!
"Good job, sweetheart!" My two aunts congratulated me.
"Yay!!" I yelled! Carlisle grinned.
"Do you know what day tomorrow is?" He asked. I thought hard. Hmmm. Emmey said he'd beat Uncle Jazzy at arm wrestling tomorrow.
"Daddy's gonna beat Uncle Jazzy at arm wrestling tomorrow!!!" I said. They laughed at me. I frowned, looking around me to see what was so funny. Everyone just laughed harder.
"Mommy, why are they laughing at me?"
"Stop laughing at her!" Mama ordered them. Everyone stopped right then and there. I giggled. Daddy smiled at me.
"No, honey. Tomorrow is your birthday!" Auntie Alice exclaimed almost prancing with excitement. My eyes grew very wide.
"Presents?" I whispered, just to make sure it wasn't a joke.
"Of course!" Mama said. I started jumping up and down, holding onto her arm.
"Tell me, tell me, tell me!!!" She chuckled.
"Not yet my little princess." I frowned and stopped jumping. I looked at each of their faces. I stopped at Auntie Alice and skipped over to her.
"Tell me, tell me, tell me!!!" I told her over and over. She just shook her head. My face fell.
"Oh." I said. My shoulders slumped and I dragged my feet back over to Mama.
"Oh, honey." Auntie Esme said. "It's only until tomorrow." I perked right up.
"Really? You mean it? Tomorrow?! Yay yay yay yay! Everyones' face lit up at the sight of my joy coming back.
"Yes, my princess. Yes." Rosie said to me while stroking my hair.