Title: Twenty-six (Part 1/3)
Author: Jill aalatariel
Rating: R I guess, for language.
Characters: All typical couples Edward/Bella, Jasper/Alice, Emmett/Rosalie, Carlisle/Esme etc., etc.,
Summary: Alice thinks it would be a good idea to get a pet.
Disclaimer: The following characters belong to Stephenie Meyer.
A/N: I love comments! It's the first fanfiction I've ever put up publicly. Also, I know that Alice could probably see what would happen to the pets but for the sake of this story..she's oblivious. This is what happens when my British Literature lecture gets really boring...
"Carlisle! Carlisle! Carlisle!" Alcie's high voice could be heard throughout the Cullen household. She bolted passed where Edward and I sat at the piano. Edward had been trying to teach me a few simple chords but was getting nowhere fast.
"Oh well, we have an eternity..." Edward sighed and kissed my cheek sweetly. I was not a vampire yet, but I would be very soon and I think Edward was finally accepting this thought with open arms.
"I think I have stupid fingers." I told Edward as the black and white blur that was Alice made a beeline for the stairs. Edward went rigid beside me as he read his sister's thoughts,
"Alice you can't be serious!" he yelled,
"Hush it Edward!" Alice shouted back. She knocked quickly on Carlisle's study door. I turned to Edward,
"What was on her mind?" I asked. Edward pinched the bridge of his nose between his thumb and index finger,
"Alice thinks it would be a good idea if we got a pet." This seemed normal to me,
"So?" there was a short pause,
"Alice has tried to own a pet before...twenty-six times before to be exact."
"Con in Alice." The door to my study flew open and Hurrican Alice entered.
"How'd you know it was me?" she tilted her head slightly,
"I believe all of Forks knew it was you." I smiled at her and offered her a chair but as always she refused, opting instead to dance about my study curiously inspecting things she had seen many times before. "What's on your mind Alice?" I asked.
"We need to take a trip, as a family." Alice said. Excitement embodied her every word.
"Sounds nice...where did you have in mind? Italy, Greece, I bet you children would enjoy Africa.." I glanced her as she weighed the options,
"Petsmart!" she blurted out. I stared at her for a moment shile her past pet rocrd flashed through my mind. The animal kingdom didn't stand a chance. Still, I could never deny Alice. She was my weakness. As Edward was to Esme so was Alice to me. I smiled at her,
"Round them up." I said. She shrieked with happiness and bounced,
"Oh thank you dad! Thank you, Thank you!" she bounced from the room and I followed after her out into the hall, "Cullens! Present and Future!" She shouted. In a flash the rest of my children, Bella, and my wife stood before us,
"What's going on?" Jasper asked smiling at his mate's apparent excitement. Edward opened his mouth to say something but Alice shushed him.
"We're going to Petsmart!" she sang.
"Why? Are we eating out tonight?" Emmett snickered at his own joke and Alice scowled at him.
"No Emmett we're not! We're going to get a pet. A family pet! We're growing as a family." Alice winked at Bella, "And all the other families I've seen on TV have family pets...look at the Brady Bunch!" Alice explained,
"I don't think the Brady Bunch drank blood..." Jasper said,
"Or maybe they did...they're certainly scary enough." Edward added.
"Why do we need a pet? We have Bella." Rosalie said throwing a sadistic smile towards Bella. Bella audibly gulped and Edward growled at his sister,
"I was only joking Edward...don't get your panties in a bunch." Rosalie stuck her tongue out at her brother,
"He's not wearing any." Emmett giggled, Jasper joined in the laughter,
"Children!" Esme scolded trying to hide her own smile, "Alice..darling, are you certain you want a pet?" Esme asked her pixie-like daughter,
"Yep! But I want everyone to have an opinion." She twirled about.
"Well it looks like we're taking a trip to Petsmart." Esme said. Alice bounced and hopped onto Jasper's back,
"We'll ride with Bella and Edward!" She said as Jasper walked down the stairs with Alice clinging to his back.
"Fantastic." Edward said as he and Bella followed, "Dear sister, must I remind you of the pets you've had before?" Edward whispered in Alice's ear.
"That doesn't matter." Alice said as she climbed into the backseat of the Volvo,
"And why not?" Edward asked as he climbed into the driver's seat with Bella beside him." He peered into the rearview mirror to see Alice grinning at him,
"This one will live!" She said.
A/N - Well what did you think? I hope everyone enjoyed this! :) I will have part 2 up hopefully sometime tomorrow.