Title: My Two Treasures 12/17
Summary: Before Emmett became a Cullen he had a sister he was raising. What happened when she was told he “died” from a bear attack? What became of her? Will they ever see each other again?
Pairings: R/Em, C/Es, A/Ed, eventual B/J
Rating: T for mild languageDisclaimer: I own nothing. All characters are property of S.M.
A/N: I would like to start off by saying thank you to everyone who has stuck by this story and waited patiently for an update. I am truly sorry that it has taken me this long to get one up. Unfortunately, I just haven't felt like writing much the past few weeks. Also, when your characters are in such a happy place and you're not, it's not conducive to writing.
Now, before you start this chapter I just have a couple of comments to make.
First: I have gotten several reviews informing me that the reviewers do not like the Jasper/Bella pairing. I am sorry if you agree, but Jasper won the poll. Also, it was pointed out when the poll was first up that Jasper would be a better fit for my Bella in terms of maturity. I agree. If you want me to change this so she'll be with Edward, you'll be disappointed. If you don't like this pairing, there is nothing that says you have to keep reading.
Second: A great many of you have left reviews saying you don't like how I'm writing Alice. You may all love and adore her. That's your prerogative. I however have read a great deal of Twilight fan fiction and got tired of Alice always fighting with Edward (or whoever else she was paired with) for Bella's attention. I was also tired of Alice constantly forcing Bella to do things she didn't want to do. Alice is just too overbearing and I decided to change that. So if you don't like how I'm writing Alice, again there is nothing that says you have to keep reading.
Third: I did receive a review that said it seemed like Jasper and Bella were moving too fast. As written in chapter 10, Bella has been living with the Cullens for two months and spends nearly all her time with Jasper, as well as Em and Rose. I don't think it's that big a stretch for them to have fallen in love in all that time. And so far, all they have done is kiss. However, this chapter will go into greater detail about that.
Finally: I just want to say a quick thanks to everyone who has let me know just how much they've loved Homiepire as well as Strawbelly. And now that I've written the world's LONGEST author's note, on to the newest chapter.
My Dear Readers,
Today marks the end of an era. I have lived a long and hard life. I have known love and I have known great loss. It is only your kind words and encouraging letters that have gotten me through the years. You can never know just how much all your letters and emails and even fan-fictions have meant to me. I am honored to have such amazing readers and fans. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that The Storm will be my final book. I have had a great run and it is time to put this name to rest. I thank you all for decades of support and loyalty. You are truly the greatest fans I could ever ask for. I wish you all good lives, good luck with your endeavors, and happiness. Above anything, happiness is most important.
Farewell my friends.
The black cursor blinks at me as I sit there staring at my name…the name I have gone by for so long. The name that represents my lost boys, my lost life. The name that no longer embodies who I am. I have let my loss define me for decades. Now I am simply Isabella. I will no doubt think of my son and my husband everyday for the rest of my existence, but I will no longer mourn them. I have a reason to be happy now. I have my brother bear back. I have an amazing sister and best friend. I also have a wonderful boyfriend. That seems like such a childish term for Jasper, but I don't know what else to call him. I suppose I could call him my mate, but that implies, at least in my mind, that we're sleeping together. The first and only man I've ever slept with has been dead for nearly seventy years and no matter how I feel about Jasper, I'm not going to jump into his bed immediately. Not that he has a bed…but you know what I mean. It's been too many years and I'm just not comfortable with being with him like that. He says he understands though so I guess it's okay. We're actually acting more like two people courting each other. We do occasionally kiss, but for the most part we just hold hands or cuddle while watching a movie or talking. I even find myself wanting to lower my shield when I'm around him. I'm not going to…at least not until this issue Alice seems to have with me goes away.
Alice…I honestly don't know what her problem is. I suppose she could be jealous, but that doesn't make sense. From what Em told me, the two of them never got along and Rosalie still goes shopping with her. The only difference is Jasper's not around her all the time. If you ask me though, that's a good thing. That girl spends too much time in her visions. She's constantly looking at the outcome of things instead of paying attention to what's happening in the present. She doesn't understand that people need to actually hash out their feelings or have arguments, not just be told her reactions without ever hearing anything. I don't think she understands that the future's not set in concrete either. I heard Emmett and Edward talking the other day. Edward said that since I came Alice had been having visions of herself fighting with the guys and Rosalie. He said she sees herself fading into the background of the family. What she doesn't seem to get is that she's causing all this herself. By "hating" me, or however she describes it, she's pulling away from the Cullens. She's distancing herself from everyone which is why she's "fading." If she would just get to know me instead of wrongly judging me, she wouldn't be fighting with my brother. I really wish she'd learn to ignore the damn visions. They are what's crippling her. They are not the crutch holding her up.
"Izzy?" Em asked as he knocked on my open door. I turned to face him as he walked over and sat on the edge of my bed. "You okay kid? I've been calling you for the past few minutes."
"Sorry, I guess I was just lost in thought. What's up?"
"Carlisle wanted to know if he should register you for school or not. Jazz, Rosie and I are gonna be seniors. Alice and Eddy are gonna be juniors."
"High school huh? It's been so long since I've been in a school I wouldn't even know what to do."
"You don't have to go, I just thought it'd be a good experience for you. And we'd all be there to help you out."
"I suppose it wouldn't hurt. It's not like I have anything better to do. Now that I've finished the book I planned to take a sabbatical from writing."
"Awesome. So which grade did you want to be in?"
"I don't think I could pass for a sixteen year old junior."
"Sweet that means we can have classes together. Just one question: do you speak any other languages?"
"I speak Gaelic, French, Latin, Italian, Russian, German, and Chinese. I had a lot of free time over the years and most of those have been used in some way or another in one of my books."
"Damn! Well the school only offers Spanish and French so I guess you'll be taking French with Rosie. Do you really speak Gaelic?"
"It's a fascinating language. And we are Irish ya know."
"Very good point, but I've never bothered to look up that heritage before."
"I've done extensive research into our family tree. I've gone back about two thousand years. Our family was full of druids. Once the Christians invaded, they hid their beliefs, but still practiced them until they came over to America in 1895. Our mother was born in Dublin."
"Bookworm Bell. It sounds kinda cool. Maybe you could tell me about it some time."
"My turn to tell bedtime stories, huh Emmy?" I asked with a smile. Em laughed.
"Sure thing baby girl. I'll even let you tuck me in while I snuggle with a teddy bear."
"Oh bite me Em. I was a kid."
"Sorry Bellsy, I reserve my biting for animals and my wife."
"Oh gross Emmett," I said as I grabbed a pillow and whacked him with it. "I do not need to know that!" He merely whacked me back before running from the room, laughing loudly. Oh how I loved being back with my brother.
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