*I Do Not Own Edward Scissorhands* Ok, new chapter! Not the biggest chapter but needed for Claire to realize Edward is not what she thought he was going to be :)
Claire simply stared at Edward and although she was trying her best to hide her expression of shock, it was very obvious in her eyes. She felt rude for staring at his weird appearance and at his scissor hands so she quickly changed her expression to normal. And then, she spoke.
Edward looked at Claire and in a very shy, soft voice he greeted her.
"Hello, it's very nice to meet you."
And with that short greeting and a hug from her uncle Bill and cousins, they started to make their way to the dining room to celebrate Claire's arrival with a special dinner.
"Hang on mom, Claire and I will be there in a minute, we're going to put her things in my room."
Once they were in Kim's room, Kim closed the door and quickly asked Claire the inevitable question.
"So…What'd you think about Edward?" Kim asked in a small chuckle.
"Oh God, Kim! When your mom told me about him I thought that it would surely be some sort of prank!"
"I'm not gonna lie, when I saw Uncle Bill pull him from behind the door, I was so freaked out!"
"Didn't mom describe him to you on the way here?"
"Well yeah! But I mean until you actually see it you can't really believe someone who looks like that is real!"
"You're lucky. At least you got a fair warning. The first time I ever saw him was at night. I came home pretty late from camping with some friends, he was in my bed and when I screamed he wailed his hands around and popped a bunch of holes in my water bed! Now, that was scary!"
"I thought he was gonna kill me." Kim said laughing.
"Don't worry about him though. He's actually really very nice. But we better get back there; I'll tell you more about him later."
Back in the dining room, everyone was eating and catching up with one another. Edward mostly listened.
When dinner was over, the family talked for a while longer until finally it was time for bed.
Claire slept in Kim's room in a separate bed they put in for her and noticed that Kim was already sleeping. But she couldn't sleep; she was still processing her day.
Claire talked with her family that night but couldn't help to have a lot of her focus on Edward. After a while, he didn't seem so menacing. He was very quiet but when he did speak, she was very pleased at the sound of his voice. It was soft and quiet, gentle and sweet. She liked his voice so much that she realized that whenever he spoke it would, for some reason, make her smile.
After spending time thinking about everything that had happened that day, Claire realized that having Edward there wasn't such a bad thing after all.
"This is going to be an interesting summer." She whispered to herself.
And with that last thought, Claire drifted into a deep slumber.