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Chapter 4- Full Moon

Title: LOVE is the Tie That Binds
Author: potterfriendz
Pairing: Edward/Bella; canon pairings
Rating: R (possible NC-17 later)
Summary: Edward and Bella are beginning their first year of college.  Nothing is going the way it should and when it seems that all is lost, love will bring it together.  Family will be more important than first thought.  All characters are human.
Word count: 2,264

A/N:  My apologies for such a lag in updates, Easter was pretty busy at the house.  Plus, luck me, I had a massive migraine for 2 days.  But alas, I have a new chapter for your enjoyment.

A huge thank you to my wonderful betas, quidditch323 and lastgreatcause, you’re the bestest, heeee 


Chapters 1, 2, & 3

Chapter 4




I lay in bed watching the sun filter in through my room.  I didn’t want to get up yet, but I did have to get my ID badge and clearance card.  Reluctantly, I kicked off my blankets, climbed out of bed and decided that I should shower.  I stretched my hands above my head, leaned back and tried to pull as many muscles as possible. 


I grabbed a towel from the linen closet and made my way to the bathroom.   I brushed my teeth and glanced at the mirror.  What is it with my hair?  I turned on the shower and made sure that is was hot.  The water burned my skin at first, but my body got used to the heat and my muscles started to relax.  I reached up for my shampoo and I smiled remembering that no matter how much shampoo I use, my hair would refuse to be tamed.   After making sure that every part of my body was thoroughly washed, I stood under the water and let it run over me.  I turned the shower off and stuck my hand out searching for the towel.   I thought I put it on the towel rack; maybe I left it on the sink when I brushed my teeth.   I pulled back the shower curtain and grimaced once the cold air hit me.  I looked over at the sink, no towel, what hell.


“EMMETT!!!!”  You have got to be kidding me.  He took all the towels out of the bathroom, even the hand towels!  I went to grab for my flannel pants from the floor—nothing. A stream of profanities started flying out of my mouth.


“EMMETT McCARTY CULLEN!!  What the hell do you think you are doing?  Give me back my towel!”  I continued to yell.  All I could hear was Emmett’s booming laughter.  I pinched the bridge of my nose hoping that it would calm me.   I realized at this point it was useless and prayed that my dear mother was nowhere in sight.  I poked my head out of the door and wished that I had superhuman speed.   I took a deep breath and made a run for it. 


I made it to the door of my room, “Damn it Emmett!  Where the hell are you?  Get your ass out here and show yourself.”  There was no way this could get any more humiliating.  I could not be more thankful that I lived with all brothers at this moment.    


“Edward?  Is everything okay?”  I heard my mom asking as she was climbing up the steps.  Shit, fuck, could this be any worse.  Speak you idiot before she sees you.


“Mom, don’t come up!!  I’m begging you.  I’m not decent and pretty sure you don’t want to see me in the buff.”  I prayed that my words stopped her from coming up any further.


“Do I even want to know what is going on?”  She said with a mix of concern and oh god, she’s laughing.


“Probably not.  I’ll talk to you as soon as I can get into my room.”  I started banging my head against my door.  “Speaking of which, where are the spare keys to get into the bedrooms?  Emmett kindly locked me out.” 


I could still hear her laughing, “I’ll get it, they’re in the kitchen.  I’ll…umm…let you know when I’m coming up the stairs, so I can throw it down the hall.  I’ll keep my eyes closed.”  I heard her quick run down the steps she was already on and I already started to hear her opening the kitchen drawers.


I sighed; this has quickly turned into one of the worst mornings ever.  I just realized I could run to the linen closet and grab a towel, but that would mean I would have to cross where the staircase was.   I did the only thing I could think of, started banging my head against the door again.  Then what I had dreaded happened.  I saw a flash and heard Emmett laughing.  My face turned red and I spun around. 


“I swear Emmett, I will hunt you down.  The best part is that you will have no idea when I’m going to strike.   You will wish you didn’t have to sleep at night.”  I growled at Emmett.  He was at least smart enough to stay on the other side of the hall.


“Edward, I’m coming up.  I’ll stop two steps before the top and then toss it to the left.  Sound good?”  My mom was asking wearily, probably afraid she’ll ended seeing more of her son than needed. 


“Thank you Mom.”  I said half mumbling, this was just too embarrassing.   I saw the little gold key fly around the corner.  Thank goodness she had a good arm.  The key landed near where I was standing.  I quickly grabbed it and flew into my room, slammed the door shut and locked it.


“This has got to be one of the most humiliating days ever.”  I said aloud knowing no one was in the room with me.  I looked at the clock and saw that it was only 8:30am.  I quickly got dressed and made my way to the kitchen.


“You alright honey?  I already had a talk with Emmett.  I don’t know what gets into him.”  She placed hand on my shoulder and just shook her head.


“Are you sure we’re brothers.”  I laughed trying to lighten the mood. 


It worked and she started laughing, “Yes Edward, I’m sure.  How you all ended up with all opposite personalities is beyond me.”


“Got me.”  I laughed along with her.  “I have to run up to the hospital to get my ID and clearance cards.   I’ll come back and see you off to your dance, but then I have to return back to the hospital to work.  I have my first shift tonight.”  I said smiling.  I was excited to start working at the ER.  I doubt there will be a dull shift, especially in a city.


“I’m very excited for you.  Now go dazzle the security staff with your brilliant smile.”  She gave me a quick hug and made her way to my dad’s study.


I finished my breakfast, washed my dishes and went back to my room.  I gathered my birth certificate, social security card, wallet, keys and phone and then headed towards my car.  The drive only took twenty minutes.  I went in the main entrance of the hospital and asked where security was. 


After about a half hour, I left bearing a hospital ID and two clearance cards.  I still had plenty of time before I needed to make it home to see Mom and Dad before they left, I chose to go to the book store.  I parked my car and walked a few block before spotting the Barnes and Noble.  I went to the music section and listened to some of the CDs.   


Not wanting to get stares from the workers, I decided on a CD that I wanted to buy.  Then I started to browse the books, but couldn’t settle on what I wanted.  I aimlessly walked up and down the aisles. My phone rang and I jumped.


“Hey Jasper, what’s up?  Yeah, you don’t mind taking pictures do you?  I think Mom and Dad said they needed to leave by 2:30pm.”  I smacked my head, “That’s today?  I’m not going to be able to make it.   Not if I want to see Mom and Dad before they go, plus my shift starts at 4pm.   Sorry, can you pass on my regrets to Rose and sisters.   Oh, let Emmett know, he’s still not forgiven.  Thanks.  See you in a little bit.”  I quickly shut my phone and headed towards the exit.


Glancing at my watch, I realized that I had a little more than a half hour before I had to return home.  I really could use a cup of coffee and if I remember correctly, there is a Starbucks at the next corner.  The day has been so long already and I still haven’t gone to work.  Just as I was nearing the store, I noticed that a lady needed help getting into her car.  She had quite a few bags and I was surprised that she could even see where she was going. 


“Excuse me Miss, would you like help with your bags?”  I asked quietly, not wanting to frighten her.


“That would be an incredible help.  Would you believe me if I told you there were more inside?”  For the first time I saw her face.   I immediately thought of a pixie, but before I could think, she was taking the bags out of my hands.  Wow, she had strategically placed all the bags in her trunk and there were still room for more.


“That’s not a problem.  Do you always do this much shopping?”  I inquired, slightly chuckling.


“Yup, but this time it’s not all for me.  I have a client at our sister store, so I’m pulling together different wardrobes for her.   The bags should be to the right as soon as you walk in.”  She smiled as she pointed towards the building.    


I went into the shop and grabbed the rest of the bags and the young lady followed.  She was heading towards the counter area.  I stepped outside and heard a female voice apologizing.  I glanced to my left to see what was wrong.    


The guy was standing there with a smirk on his face.  Did he honestly think that this poor woman was going to talk to him?  Her voice alone sounded frantic and embarrassed, I don’t think she’ll hang around to get his number.  I couldn’t help but roll my eyes.  Some guys are so easy to read, this one is no exception.  Then I saw her suddenly run down the street.  I laughed and continued on my way to the lady’s car.   


“What are you laughing about?”  I jumped, that was the second time today.   I’m beginning to think someone wants me to have a heart attack.  


“Some poor young lady just ended up pouring her coffee on some guy’s hand as she was leaving the Starbucks.  The guy actually looked like he was going to try and get her number, but she ran off before he could say anything else.  I don’t blame her, but the look of disappointment on the guys face was pretty hilarious.”   I simply stated. 


She giggled, “That reminds me of something my sister would do.   She has terrible luck.   I can’t thank you enough for helping.  Perhaps we’ll run into each other again.  But for now I must run back to my shop before I have a very cranky client.  Bye!”  I waved bye and try to process all that she said.  I don’t think I have ever met someone who talked that fast.


I finally made it home.   My dad greeted me when I got in. 


“Wow, don’t you look like the dashing gentleman.”  I said to my dad.  He was in a black tux and had a navy blue cummerbund and bow tie, I guess to match my mom’s dress.


“Thank you Edward.”  He smiled looking very excited.  He loves going to these events.  I think it’s so he can see Mom all dressed up. 


I saw my dad’s eyes get wide and I followed his gaze.  My mom looked beautiful.   She had on a floor length, spaghetti strapped dress.  It was navy blue and had diamond looking rhinestones at the top.  My dad quickly ran to the bottom of the stairs, holding his hand out to take hers when she reached the final step.


He leaned over and said something to her and you could see the blush in her face.  She smiled and kissed him on the cheek.   “You look absolutely stunning, my vision of perfection.  Shall we go to the sitting room?  I believe Jasper is waiting to take our picture.”  He took my mom’s hand and led her into the room.


Jasper immediately went to work taking pictures.  He even snuck in a few pictures when they weren’t paying attention.  He had them go outside and took a few more then declared that he was finished.  We went over to speak to them before they left.


Jasper spoke first, “Emmett wanted me to let you know to have fun.  He’s sorry that he scheduled lunch at the same time you were leaving.  But he wanted me to send his love.”  Jasper then gave my mom a kiss on her cheek and dad a hug.


“Have fun and good luck.”  I said to our parents while giving them a hug and kiss bye.  “We love you.”


With that we watched them get into their car and head off.  We both went back in the house.  Jasper pulled out his phone.  “Emmett, mom and dad just left, I should be there in a little bit.  Sorry, I got caught up taking pictures.  See you in a few.”  He then closed his phone and went to grab his keys.


“I apologize for you having to go to the café by yourself.  I wasn’t paying attention to everything I had to do today.  I hope you have fun and let me know how it goes.”  I told Jasper.


“It’s alright besides I can tell how excited you are about this job, even if you don’t fully let on.  Don’t worry, if Emmett does anything embarrassing, you’ll be the first to know.  Good luck tonight.”  Jasper smiled and walked out the door.


*gasp*  So, who did Bella spill her coffee on??  You'll soon find out , no worries.  I won't leave you hanging...too long.  *ducks*  Let me know what is running through your minds :)  Review away. 

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