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Chapter 4 us here ppls! Thanks to my week off lol. So part of this chapter still focuses on the Cullen's and Bella's first day there but then it skips to years later andi ts just a little story of Edward and Bella in this chapter which I think is really cute! lol I hope you enjoy! Comments and feedback are highly appreciated!
For "brighter day", ITS NOT AN ACTUAL SONG FROM THE TWILIGHT SAGA! lol I found it on Freeplaymusic.com and you can find the link at the bottom of the discussion
Chapter 4: unique
Bella was soon accepted into our family after Edward held her. I saw warmth in his eyes that I haven’t seen before in the 40 years I’ve known him. I felt my lips stretch to the corners of my mouth. He didn’t love her yet, but he would...eventually. Bella continued to smile at him, completely comfortable, it looked as if she was more comfortable than in my arms. I mentally shrugged, she would love me the most anyway so no need to worry.
Then I saw Carlisle’s eyebrows furrow at the child. That sign of pain crossed his face again. Just then, I saw a pair of crimson eyes. Edward and I gasped simultaneously as the golden eyes of my family and brown of Bella turn to stare at me. I bent to my knees and grabbed my head. Jasper was at my side in an instant, his hands on my shoulder. That vision wasn’t possible. Not for Bella
“Alice, what did you see?” He whispered softly into my ear.
I turned, wrapped my arms around him, and hid my face in his chest.
“Bella” I choked as he wrapped his arms around me, returning the unexpected embrace.
” Edward growled. I heard Bella gasp as well. Edward patted something softly, her back? Bella grunted and I heard Edward set her down. Small, soft footsteps came closer. Something warm touched the back of my shoulder that was showing. I looked up from Jasper’s chest to see Bella staring at me, worried. Jasper was starring at her with restraint in his eyes. I patted his arms and he let go of me. Bella ran and threw her little arms around me; comforting me
future. I hugged her tiny, warm shoulders. She buried her head in my shoulder.
She released me and looked me into the eyes. The dent in her forehead became more dominant. Her lips parted slightly. My eyes narrowed at her. What was she doing? I looked at Edward for an answer. His eyes were wide as he shrugged. He couldn’t read her mind? This child was very odd.
“ah...” was all that came out of her mouth. I raised an eyebrow at her. The sound was soft, light, natural...
“What is it, Bella?” I asked her. Could she talk?
“Aw...” She struggled. Her eyes became frustrated. I looked at her deeper.
“Awi...” Then it clicked in my mind. She was trying to say my
name. I grinned, she knew me already. She grinned back and giggled.
“Aw...Aw” She sighed and kept trying, getting the first part of name correct. “...Awice...” She looked up and grinned at me. I stretched my smile as far as it could.
Everyone looked at her with such admiration, even Edward, though he seemed more amused. I stuck my tongue at him.
I turned back to Bella and hugged her, cradling her head. I looked up at Edward’s concerned eyes. We hadn’t forgotten the vision. It won’t come true
I thought. He still looked scared. I sent him the more clear vision of her human self and our family. His face smoothed out slightly. I promise
I thought to both of them.
* * *
7 years later...
I ran my hands across the piano keys as the soft melody filled the room. I stopped and wrote down the notes on the blank score sheet of music. Sunrays filled the pale room and I saw my skin reflect rainbows onto the white piano. It was a very rare sunny day in Forks. Everything was sparkling, the grass, the water, the sky. This kind of weather always made me want to sit and play for hours.
Everyone had left to go hunting, leaving me behind. It was just the two of us; Bella and I. It has been seven years since I came home to find her here. I still keep my distance from her, but I do my best to be accepting, she’s only a young child, she didn’t realize how much danger she was in.
The song had unconsciously moved to a more melancholy tone. When I realized what I was doing, I stopped and changed to a lighter piece. “Brighter Day” that made more sense; I wrote this when I had seen my whole family in the sunlight together; it was beautiful and terrifying at the same time. Though, I just felt the notes making themselves up in my mind.
I heard very light pages turning from the third floor bedroom. I never minded Bella being in my bedroom, she was always interested in the kinds of books I had, they were much advanced but she didn’t seem to care; she loved the stories. Most of the time, one of us read them to her, so it’s probably one I’ve read to her already. She can’t read very well enough for those books yet, but still advanced.
Besides, her being my room helps me desensitize myself, it was still very hard to be around her but I kept doing it. Although, I hadn’t held her since that day she became part of the family. Sometimes I had to touch her, if we were in public like holding her hand crossing the street and all, though she seemed to be aware of the cars. I winced at the thought of her becoming part of the road. I continued the song, trying to keep it in the natural bright mood.
Suddenly, I heard a little humming sound and sound of a book being closed. She hummed along to the notes, she had heard the piece many times but she never seemed to get bored, not only from this piece but from all the others. Bella loved hearing me play, and sometimes, she would hum along, like now. I smiled to myself and continued to play.
When Bella would hum, it was like she was opening a gate to her mind, all I could see was her enjoying the music I play in admiration. Although, I didn’t know what Bella thought of me; she probably thought of me as odd and sometimes a monster. I frowned and struggled to keep the light piece. Its better this way
I told myself and concentrated on the music.
I added extra notes in it, trying to make it more extraordinary, put more of a positive feeling into it. The humming began to fade out as I gradually lowered the volume of the song until the only sound was the river and bird chirping. I took a deep breath, rose from the chair, and walked over to the window. Rainbows from my skin reflected onto the glass.
I looked up, not a cloud in the sky. Very rare in Forks indeed. The river was calm as little ripples broke the surface creating sparkles of water droplets. Occasionally, a fish would jump out of the water, glide through the air, and dive back into the light blue waters. Birds swooped down and grabbed breakfast from the waters and went back to chirping. It was very peaceful. The whole world seemed to be peaceful. For some reason, this was one of the times, I wished I could sleep, to escape reality, and to be in peace for a few hours. I sighed.
At the same time, I heard a soft, little snore from upstairs. Bella’s heart was slow and steady as she breathed deeply in and out. It seems Bella took in the peace to take a nap. I smirked; it was like she heard my desires and went to sleep.
I felt something that I sometimes feel around Bella. I wanted to go se her, check on her, make sure she was okay, although, she sounded fine from down here. I sighed; it wouldn’t hurt her to go check, Edward
I told myself. I nodded to myself and shot up the stairs.
I carefully opened the to my room to see Bella’s little form, sleeping on my couch. She was still wearing her nightwear; sweats and a t-shirt. One hand was under her neck and the other was hanging off the side. Her hair was in a little pony tail swayed behind her neck and her bangs covered her forehead, in a messy fashion. Though, she looked so peaceful
. I idly wondered what she was dreaming about. I knew she talked in her sleep, but I never checked to hear, I felt like a peeping tom. The curiosity sometimes makes me want to go to her bedroom and listen to what she saying, but I never did
I made myself so silent you could hear a pin drop. My throat was burning from her scent, but I breathed it anyway and let myself feel the pain. I winced and went over to pick up the book. It was “The prince and the pauper”
. She loved romance stories, I would have to get her to see “Romeo and Juliet”
when she was older, she would probably love it. I carefully put the book back into her part of the shelf. Her part was the books that I either grew tired of reading or had bought them just for her. I was willing to do anything to make this child happy.
“...Alice...” Bella mumbled. I was about to turn around to see if she awakened but she remained in her peaceful trance. “...Emmett...” She whispered again. She shifted and to make her face, face the ceiling. Huh, you would think she would be dreaming of the book but Bella is a unique child.
I made myself across the room and grabbed a blanket from one of the shelves. I kept them just incase she was cold. She loved coming into my room for books and music, although, she always knocked and ask shyly if she could read a book. I would give her a polite smile and allow her in. I would put on soft music and she would sit and read while I would write in my journals. Sometimes, I would occasionally breathe in her scent, and let it burn my throat; sometimes it would make me snap my pencil.
I lightly put the blanket over her sleeping form without touching her with my skin, it would surely wake her up.
“Ed...ward...” She sighed, I looked back to see if she had woken but she only smiled in her sleep. “Edward..” She mumbled again and turned to her left side, where I could not see her anymore. I turned, smiled, and closed the door silently behind me. What a very unique child she was.
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