*DISCLAIMER: I do not own most of the characters in this story. All rights go to Stephenie Meyer, the mastermind who invented it all.*
-Chapter 1: Cullen Mornings – Nessie’s P.O.V.
“ Wake up, honey. You’ve got a big day ahead of you.”
“ Mom, thirty more minutes please.” Ugh! Carlisle just has to wake me up this early for home school .
I rolled back around and pulled the blanket over my head.
“ You’re not being homeschooled anymore, darling. And Carlisle only did that so you would get used to school more easily.” Said my dad.
It took a second for his words to sink in. - I’m not retarded, just sleepy. - When they did, I was out of bed and rampaging my closet in record time. Speed came effortlessly. Even though I was only half vampire I seemed to have inherited most of the perks.
“ Good Morning.” Said my mother in an offended tone.
I stopped to glance behind me. Both my parents were hovering over my full- sized bed, their heads turned in my direction.
“ Are you going to receive us properly or will you just stand there and stare? By the way, staring isn’t very polite.” Father Joked.
“ Well, peering into other people’s thoughts is not very polite either.” I contradicted as I walked back to them.
“Touche´. Although, that’s beside the point. Are you excited? It’s your first day of highschool.”
“ Why would you need to ask? I’ll bet you already know the answer to that.”
“ The reason I ask is because – even though I cannot hear her thoughts unless she wants me to – your mother is very easy to read. Right now she is so anxious to know your answer that I’m surprised she didn’t assault you with it the second she walked through the door.”
Sure enough, when I turned to my mom, she was practically bouncing in anticipation. I smiled at the way my father looked at her. They had been together for so long that it was as if he could see life through her eyes. Right now he was fairly amused.
“ Mom, your bouncing is making me nervous. I think you’re having an Alice moment. Why don’t you try to calm down? Of course I’m excited. It’s about time you and daddy let me attend. – I know it was for the safety of all of us. I was aging too fast...blah, blah, blah...” I added when my dad sent a glance my way that begged for understanding.
“ Renesmee! Time for your wardrobe check. Ugh! You’re still in your pajamas?! Oh well, I guess I’ll have to pick your clothes out...”
Speak of the devil and she shall appear. Alice was standing by the door, quickly making her way to my closet. Dad stifled a laugh when he read my thoughts. Bella shot him an irritated look. She hated not being in the know, especially when it came to him and I. My attention was diverted from my mom when I heard the sound of a tornado raging free inside my closet.
“ Alice! Something basic and simple. Nothing over the top. Please?” I begged.
Instantly, the chaos was put at bay. She knew I was right and caved in with no more than a few complaints about how I should appreciate her more.
“ Nessie? Come in here. I need to see which outfit looks better on you. Bella, you should start getting dressed. Your clothes are on top of your bed. You’re wearing it, no objections. Edward, just put on something that would make me proud. I’ve lived with you long enough that I can trust you with that, right? Wait. Don’t say anything.”
Alice closed her eyes and concentrated for a moment.
“ Yes, you can handle it. By the way, I love the shoes you picked out. “ She complemented.
“ Only you would use past-tense on something that hasn’t happened yet.” Edward teased.
“ Hurry! Everyone has to be ready in the next 15 minutes to get to school on time. Go!”
“ No need to get pushy, Alice.” My mom said as Alice practically pushed them out the door.
Both of my parents kissed my forehead before they left. When I was alone with Auntie A. she pulled me into my gigantic walk-in closet.
Why was it that every Cullen female had to have a closet that was bigger than their bedroom? I could only think of one answer for that. Alice. You simply couldn’t win when she was on the opposing team.
I ended up wearing my favorite t-shirt. – I practically had to grovel to get Alice to allow it.- It was black with the words ‘ Dazzled’ on the front in silver. I thought it seemed appropriate. ( There would be a lot of that happening today. ) I topped the shirt off with a lavender miniskirt that flared outward everytime I spun around and some black ballet flats. My hair was in it’s usual style, down. My bronze ringlets falling until just above my elbow.
I headed downstairs.Everyone except Carlisle were in the living room. I was still getting used to the new house. After all, we had just bought it a few months ago.
Dad and Grandpa decided that we needed to leave our house in Forks. They said that if we stayed people were going to start getting suspicious. I had never really been anywhere besides Forks and LaPush. I was always at home, Grandpa Charlie’s, the beach, or at one of the wolf’s house. Naturally, I was a bit frightened. I agreed with them anyway because I knew that we would eventually have to move. – Grandpa Carlisle didn’t look a day over 27 and he would have to claim 39 pretty soon.-
I was glad that Esme had tried to make the interior of this new home as close to the old one as possible. Although, the exterior is more of a castle than a mansion. It is bigger than our previous place, courtesy of Alice and Rosalie.
The rooms go accordingly: Alice and Jasper’s, Rosalie and Emmett’s, Grandpa Carlisle and Grandma Esme’s, Mom and Dad’s, Jacob’s, mine, and 3 guest rooms. – for when the pack, Tanya’s family, or friends come to visit.- Jake and I both have rooms in the tower. It was a wonderful view of the West Medical Lake.
I walked into the kitchen to get some breakfast. Jacob was standing by the counter chewing on a Toaster Strudel. From the looks of it he had just started – and finished- the box.
“ Morning, Ness.” He mumbled with his mouth full.
“ Good morning. You didn’t leave me any?” I asked playfully, gesturing to the empty box beside him.
“ Sorry. You should have woken up earlier. It’s not like you would have liked it anyway.” He pointed out.
I opened the oven and found some eggs and bacon on a plate. I sat those on the counter and went for a glass of Mango Juice from the refrigerator. Jacob finished eating and waited for me.
“ Mango Juice, Nessie? Why can’t you like something normal, like Apple Juice or Orange Juice?” He complained, putting emphasis on the word ‘normal’.
“ Look. If you don’t it, you don’t have to watch me drink it. You like grosser things. Like pizza topped with peanut butter and chocolate sauce, for example.” I said while I chewed.
“Hey! That is absolutely delicious.”
“Uh Huh. Whatever you say.” I teased.
When I had finished I washed up and headed back to the living room. Grandma Esme took turns wishing each of us luck and hugging us before we left. When it was my turn I thanked her for making breakfast and she answered with a simple ‘What are grandmas’ for?’ Dad reminded us of the time and we headed out. He, Mom, Jacob, and I took the Volvo and Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and Emmett took the Jeep.
Well, here goes nothing. I thought.