Frida was lost in thought, remembering happily that she and Manny were basically 'together' now. She smiled slightly, but still made it unnoticeable to Manny. Instead she started paying more attention, looking at Carlisle as well for a response.
"Well, like I said." He paused, and acted as it were for a cough, he made it fake enough to be real.
"I make them, only when it is their only choice. But other vampires have their own ways. You only turn into a vampire if the venom stays in long enough to spread. But if you take it out you won't turn into one." He paused, thinking for only about a second if telling about Bella would make a difference, only about a 16th of a second past as he thought.
"Bella was hunted by a vampire, and was nearly turned into one of us. Edward saved her. Taking the blood out of her on his own."
"But wouldn't he just drain it out of her completely? I mean... What stopped him from drinking it all?" Manny asked, interested to the extreme now.
Frida watched Manny's every move, seeing his expressions change in a whole new light. She stared at him lovingly now, entranced.
Carlisle raised his eyebrows, surprised only by the bit, on how he didn't know, "Love." He chuckled, "Edward loves Bella. That is why he came back for her." Carlisle was sure to make short of what had happened only a couple of months ago.
"Huh. They must love each other a whole lot." Manny remarked, looking at Frida now. He blushed a bit upon seeing that she was staring at him. He laughed nervously, pulling at his collar. Obviously embarrassed. It wouldn't have been so awkward had Frida not been looking at him in such a... Well, I guess you could call it romantic, but it wasn't a situation in which it was needed.
Frida saw Manny's nervous face and snapped out of it at once. "Yeah, yeah. Sure." She said, trying to sound alert as if she had been paying attention to Carlisle the entire time. She whipped her head to look at the doctor, embarrassed. She couldn't tell whether Manny was still looking at her, but the memory of his expression made her cheeks heat up as they blushed.
Edward tried to get closer in toward Bella, by trying to take hold of her waist.
Bella held her breath, and grimaced, as she felt the cool hand trying to reach. She pursed her lips. And tightened her eyes shut. Thinking to sleep just a bit longer, maybe to stay away from all of the pain of memories and desires for just now. Her breath was unsteady, but unsure.
Edward's hands snapped back, as he noticed the refusal. Pursing his lips he studied the wrapped up figure he loved. He let his eyebrows drop, and his eyes rest, leaving an empty expression lie on his face.
Carlisle continued to chuckle and grin, "You have no idea." The laugh stopped and Carlisle smiled a half smile at the corner of his mouth, "You could say a bit much."
"Don't you guys want Bella to be one of you? I mean, she and Edward ARE in love, so shouldn't SHE want to?" Manny asked, looking back at Carlisle, the red in his cheeks fading now. He tried not to glance over at Frida as he said the words 'in love'. The thought of the phrase aroused more blushing on his part.
Frida noticed his blush and realized that she was staring at him again. She shook her head lightly and faced Carlisle.
I tried not be such a bother to him, especially now, I knew how he felt; but I couldn't see his pained face now. My lips kept pursed, but more worry welled up into my stomach, I couldn't take more of it, when Edward was the part causing it, but I was too, and I didn't want to make it worse by having him see me like this.
My eyes kept shut, and I curled my body into a tight, close ball like I did before. The tension left my eyes as I thought of the times when I just met Edward at first. My head felt light, and I swayed my head side to side, rocking my thoughts away from my mind, into sleep.
Emmet laughed at the remarks the cat was making. One more false laugh and he would be on the floor rolling around. He leaned on the white couch that they were sitting on casually.
"Don't you know 'love' kid?" Emmet sighed dramatically, "Edward 'loves' her too much to become one. Didn't you hear what Carlisle was saying about pain?" Emmett's head shook with a smug grin on his face, mockery.
"Guess your grades in school are a disappointment." Jasper appeared at Emmett's side, his arm on Emmett's right shoulder, casual as normal.
Manny sighed, seeing Emmett. He tried furiously to make the red fade from his cheeks but to no avail. They just got hotter with Emmett's teasings. He sighed. "Yes, they are, but that's none of your negocio." He said, looking hard into Jasper's eyes. He narrowed his own a bit, trying to get his message across loud and clear: He'd had enough of Emmett and Jasper mocking him constantly.
Frida glared at the boys too, angry that they'd interrupted. She nodded when Manny made the statement about their grades being bad. They were pretty proud of that, actually. She was angry at them as well, because of the teasing. She narrowed her eyes and waited for something to happen.
I was surprised how fast my dreams came at me. I had stayed up late. I thought it over again, until about 11:00, it wasn't that late. I dismissed that to thought, thinking it was useless to know anymore.
At the same time trying to forget that thought, I heard an echo in my head, singing it seemed. I tried to move closer toward the black melody. Beautiful, I thought, my eyes filled with curiosity, at what creature could make such a lovely sound. The scene changed, everything around me changed. The blackness disappeared, and green appeared, grass, plants, and, forest. I looked around me, everything seemed so real, for once, I wished I could stay in my dream, for once it was not one of my nightmares I've dreamt of at night.
Carlisle sighed, "Emmet, Jasper." Carlisle nearly made a hiss under his breath, without lifting his head, but his kindness toward his 'adopted children' overwhelmed him.
Emmet kept his smug grin on his face, "Hmm, what I would do to see what your world is like." Emmet slumped back, stretching his arms above his head, and grunting at the too-easy effort.
Jasper's eyes widened then returned to their normal size, "You know Emmet, kids don't like remembering things that are bad. So maybe they won't remember this." Jasper shrugged. His voice filled the air with a soothing, calm feeling, and he grinned facing Emmet now.
Manny sighed. "You mean bad things like your face, Emmett?" He grinned sarcastically, high-fiving Frida without looking at her. He turned back to Carlisle, waiting to see if he would talk some more, or if everything had been explained already.
Frida high-fived Manny, sticking her tongue out at the boys. "Take that, bloodsuckers!" She said jokingly, grinning.
I moved toward the loving sound, weaving slowly and carefully through the thick forest of trees. My eyes wandered every detail of the fantasy. What is this? My eyes didn't feel heavy, my body didn't feel any different than how they felt before I came into this dream, everything felt the same.
As I walked around the trees, every step I was closer to the musical that filled my attention. I fluttered to an opening just beyond me, only a few meters. The sound grew stronger, a great melody in the thin air, the cool air of a morning.
Emmet looked up at the ceiling, and squinted his eyes for a moment, before looking back down at the two kids in front of him, "Well I guess yours isn't 'that' bad in this world, if you think of it in a way." Emmet shrugged like it was a comment, but could feel the tension in Carlisle's glare.
"Em, Em, Em." Jasper shook his head side to side, like he was teaching him something new; something they have not learned in centuries.
"That may be true, but they aren't that bad." Jasper's tone of mockery filled the air with more tension, but his heaving breath brought another soothing feeling into everyone's atmosphere they were taking in.
Manny looked at Jasper wearily. "Thanks." He said sarcastically, turning back to Carlisle again. "So... Now what?" He asked the doctor, bored.
Frida sighed and she too turned to see Carlisle, bored as well.
I cocked my head in confusion as I saw my own self, like a mirror, facing myself; but my mouth was moving. The melody was coming from, me? I took one more step forward, and the reflection faded away into wind. My hair brushed against the side of my face. I half dropped my mouth opened, at the beautiful figure that had just disappeared; the lovely sound the figure came out with.
I blinked, and looked around as everything disappeared. Black again. I pursed my lips, waiting to fall, into the deep dark.
Jasper flung his hand out in front of Manny's face, as if wanting to shake his hand, "No prob."
A muffled chuckle behind him, caught his attention and he turned to face Emmet, "Ha, what is it again Em?" Jasper urged on, already knowing.
"Well Jazz," They made it sound like they were teaching a bunch of preschoolers, "kids want their space. If you gave them some maybe they could think of some way to get rid of their bad parts of their personality." The sarcasm filled his voice, when he hit 'bad parts of their personality.'
Jasper grinned back, "We, obviously you don't know children that well. They like to be kidded around sometimes. Of course you took that a bit far." Jasper set his hands on the side of his waist.
Carlisle stood up, looking at the two boys, "I'll leave you four to be acquainted now."
Carlisle nodded at the two groups in front of him and walked away silently, without a noise.
Manny stared after Carlisle, desperately not wanting him to leave, but he said nothing of it. He merely unwillingly turned to Jasper and Emmett. "So... What do you guys do for fun? I mean, you just seem to stand around a lot... And talk." He said, looking directly at Emmett.
Frida giggled a bit. "What I wouldn't have given to see Sartana's face when she realized she was in another world. Ha." She laughed, looking at Manny.
Manny turned and nodded, then looked back to the boys waiting for a response.
"Well, as you can see, this house is pretty big." Jasper replied tracing his finger through the air, pointing around him, at almost every wall, "Do whatever you want. We don't care, anything can be replaced." Jasper grinned, looking behind him to see Alice's surprised face looking up at him. He turned back at them.
"Almost everything. Sorry had to clear that up."
My eyes shot open, and I knew Edward would fuss about the odd feeling in the change of atmosphere by me. He did, he grabbed me up and threw the covers across the room.
"Are you ok Bella? Scared? What is it? Are you still sad?" His voice sounded too alarmed.
My neck was bent back, and my eyes widened at the sudden movement I didn't expect, "Just a dream." I soothed, remembering the lovely sound in the quiet forest.
"Do you have any cookie sheets? Y'know, the kind that's rectangular and flat?" Manny asked excitedly, getting an idea. He leaned over and whispered his plan to Frida.
Frida caught on and high-fived him. "Dude, best idea EVER." She grinned, waiting for the boys to respond.
"Like I said," Jasper recited, "Whatever you want." He motioned them to follow him, and flashed into the kitchen.
"Sweet!" Manny exclaimed as he grabbed up what he was looking for. He grabbed Frida's hand and ran for the stairs.
Frida blushed as Manny touched her skin, and ran with him to the stairs. There, they climbed up, feeling the exhilaration of the height. Smiling widely, she sat down on the cookie sheet with Manny.
Manny cackled slightly. "Here we go!" He cried out, pushing the top of the stairs. They slid down the stairs at top speed, screaming with glee all the while. When they reached the bottom, they lay in a toppled heap on the floor. "Ha! That was awesome!" Manny exclaimed, standing up.