- one year later -

"IZZY!" is the only thing i can hear over the music that's pumping so loud its making my ears ring. its yet another busy Friday night at izzy-b's. nothing beats the vibe of a packed bar with regulars and friendly faces. not long after we moved to Galveston Texas we found the perfect little hole in the wall to open our bar. we all decided because it was my idea we would name it after me. the bar is my baby. i love it here and can't get enough.

walking over to the bar i put my hands on the edge of the top." what you need jay?"

"we are plumb outta AB whiskey. we be needin' more as fast as ya can boss."

"on it. back in a few." we loved being able to serve both humans and vamps. two different menus worked out great for us not to mention we have the bar sectioned off. we had everything a normal bar would have for the humans and then we had the blood for the vamps. well we found out that vamps can also drink hard liquor so we mixed the two and came up with our own mix drinks special to izzy-b's.

coming back with a case for jasper i set it behind the bar and get it unloaded as fast as i can. we are so busy tonight its a good thing that we never get tired. on nights like this i am the one running around like a mad woman. i have jasper man the bar. hes easy on the eyes so the women keep coming back. then you have vicky and rose. i have them waiting tables. hot little things like them, yeah the men love them. then there is Emmett. aint no one a better bouncer then that man. we're stretched a little thin but we are making it work.

"you good here now? i have my set coming up in about 5 minutes and i need to get myself ready."

"yeah im good now izzy. cant wait to hear you doll. you know what one you going to do tonight?"

"yep i do. got a new one i been working on too. hey hit me with a shot of patron will you jay."

"sure thing little lady." i take the shot from him and go talk to the DJ. giving him my flash drive with the music on it i go get ready for the fun to start.

"ladies and gentle men for your listening pleasure we have our very own izzy for you tonight. give it up for the beautiful lady."

i seriously hate that he does that but it gets the crowd going.

"thank you everyone. your in for a treat tonight. this song has never been heard before. other then my shampoo bottle that is." i chuckle a little and nod to the dj. "this one is for all the women out there with a man who knows it all. enjoy." the music starts to the new song i have written called mr. know it all.

emmetts pov

i love working here. getting to meet so many new people. its a great place to be and i can imagine jay loves it too. soaking up all the happy vibes.

as i stand guard at the front door i smell a vamp i have not smelt before. i stop him before he goes in.

"name?"

"uh.. um.. Felix Volturi. i guess."

shit this is not what we need right now. izzy is busy singing her heart out about edward no doubt and jay is swamped at the bar.

"hold on a second please." turning slightly i look towards jay. "jay! we got a red. code it for izzy now!"

"fuck sakes. on it em." he hops the bar and rushes izzy and whispers in her ear as she finishes her song. i have to say i loved this one. once the dj gets the tunes pumping again i watch as izzy gives jay the clear to head back to the bar and shes soon on her way to me.

"what seems to be the problem here em?"

"this mans name is Felix Volturi Izzy. thought you might wanna deal with this one."

"good call em. ive got this.. why dont you go see jay and get a drink on the house ive got the door for a few."

i know this is not a request. this is izzys subtle way of telling me to get lost. she is my baby sister but if she can do anything to remove someone from the line of fire she would do it in a heart beat so to say. kissing her cheek i go over and get a whiskey from jasper and we both keep a eye on izzy at the door.

Bella's pov

"mister volturi what can i do for you this evening?"

"nothing at all. i just happened to be in town and smelt a bunch of different scents so i followed them here and i heard someone singing. i wanted to check the place out and i would greatly love it if you would call me felix. i wish to have as little ties to the volturi as possible."

"sure thing well this is my bar and i was the one singing a few minuets ago but your more then welcome to come on in. be warned that there are humans here and i will not tolerate them being hurt in any way. this is just as much a place for them as it is for us vamps. if you dont mind me asking is there any more of the volturi with you in town?"

"no there's no one else. mind you i cant promise that no one will show up. you see izzy i left them. and as you can guess they did not take to kindly to me walking out."

"well come sit down and relax for a while. there is no way anyone of them can get to you here. not with the god of war tending bar."

"holy shit you have the god of war here?"

"long story and i dont have the time to get into it right now. if you would like to hang out after closing i am sure everyone would like to know more about you and we will tell you about us in return."

"sure i can do that. its very nice to meet you. most people are scared of me. like your door man was." he sticks his hand out for me to shake. not for one second do i think that i am alone while dealing with this man. i know my family is watching while they go about their jobs. we all have each others backs.

i take his hand and shake it with a smile. yep i think i might be fucked. touching him sends a warm tingly feeling up my arm and through my then that i know there is no one who will touch this man. my mate.

after leading felix to the bar and letting jay know to give him what ever he wants on the house i go back to work for the few remainging hours before closing time. with less then a hour to go i go and sit on the edge of the bar and steal jays cowboy hat and grab the mic. "this one is for all of you. i love you all." nodding slightly to vinny my DJ i wait till the music starts.

'Alright

Yeah it's been a bumpy road

Roller coasters

High and low

Fill the tank and drive the car

Pedal fast, pedal hard

You won't have to go that far

You wanna give up 'cause it's dark

We're really not that far apart

So let your heart, sweet heart

Be your compass when you're lost

And you should follow it wherever it may go

When it's all said and done

You can walk instead of run

'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh

Never be alone oh oh oh

Forgot directions on your way

Don't close your eyes don't be afraid

We might be crazy late at night I can't wait til you arrive

Follow stars you'll be alright

You wanna give up 'cause it's dark

We're really not that far apart

So let your heart, sweet heart

Be your compass when you're lost

And you should follow it wherever it may go

When it's all said and done

You can walk instead of run

'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh

Never be alone oh oh oh

You wanna give up 'cause it's dark

We're really not that far apart

So let your heart, sweet heart

Be your compass when you're lost

And you should follow it wherever it may go

When it's all said and done

You can walk instead of run

'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone (never be alone) oh oh oh

Never be alone oh oh oh

When it's all said and done

You can walk instead of run

'Cause no matter what you'll never be alone'

the applause was wild. there is no better feeling in the world then this.

"thank you everyone. i meant it. you all always have a home here with us. good night and be safe. we will see you all tomorrow."

handing jay the mic i hop down and go to the door. i say my good byes to everyone as they all leave after settling their tabs. once everyone is cleared out i lock the doors and begin the task of cleaning and counting out.

"that was great. i have heard a fair few singers in my day and i have to say you sounded great. you should be very proud."

"thanks felix. i am. singing is something i have done for as long i can remember. i have never been much of a talker so its hard to get what your feeling out. thats why i do it. that and i love to see the look on peoples faces."

"yeah and i love the feelings when people are listening to you. damn i swear i feel like i was drugged on that last one izzy. kinda like floating."

"yeah, as we all know, there is nothing like the feeling of belonging somewhere. god knows we are one hell of a group of misfits. none of us fit in anywhere. that is why we make the perfect family."

"couldn't have said it better iz. your the one who pulled us all would never be where we are right now if not for you. em and i would still be with the cullens along with jasper and god knows about vicky. we have you to thank for the wonderful life we all have now."

"anything for you rose. you know that. so felix, how long you plannin on staying in my neck of the woods?"

"not entirely sure on that one. i would like to hang around if that is alright with you."

"aint no issue here. but you wanna stay here you gets to help out here. grab a broom and get sweeping." i tap my foot as i count out the register and lip softly some words to a new song.

"what is that iz? never heard it before."

"just a silly little thing that i have been playing with. interested in hearing it? you gots to help me out if you do."

"lay it on me iz."

"ok jay so i need you all to stomp your foot to this beat, just watch." i show them the beat and once it gets going from all of them i start in on the lyrics.

'Don't be scared, I've done this before

Show me your teeth

Show me your teeth

Show me your teeth

Don't want no money

(Want your money)

That shit's ugly

Just want your sex

(Want your sex)

Take a bite of my bad girl meat

(Bad girl meat)

Take a bite of me

(Show me your teeth)

Let me see, you're mean

Got no direction

(No direction)

I need direction

Just got my vamp

(Got my vamp)

Take a bite of my bad girl meat

(Bad girl meat)

Take a bit of me, boy

(Show me your teeth)

The truth is sexy

Tell me something that'll save me

I need a man who makes me alright

(Man who makes me alright)

(Just tell me that it's alright)

Tell me something that'll change me

I'm gonna love you with my hands tied

Show me your teeth

Just tell me when

(Show me your teeth)

Open your mouth, boy

(Show me your teeth)

Show me what ya got

(Show me your teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth)

Got no salvation

(No salvation)

Got no salvation

Got no religion

(No religion)

My religion is you

Take a bite of my bad girl meat

(Bad girl meat)

Take a bit of me, boy

(Show me your teeth)

I'm a tough bitch

Got my addictions

(My addictions)

And I love to fix 'em

(And I love to fix 'em)

No one's perfect

Take a bite of my bad girl meat

(Bad girl meat)

Take a bit of me, boy

(Show me your teeth)

I just need a little guidance

Tell me something that'll save me

I need a man who makes me alright

(Man who makes me alright)

(Just tell me that it's alright)

Tell me something that'll change me

I'm gonna love you with my hands tied

Show me your teeth

Just tell me when

(Show me your teeth)

Open your mouth boy

(Show me your teeth)

Show me what ya got

(Show me your teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth)

Show me your teeth

My religion is you

My religion is you

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

(My religion is you)

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

(My religion is you)

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Help, need a man now show me your fangs

Tell me something that'll save me

I need a man who makes me alright

(Man who makes me alright)

(Just tell me that it's alright)

Tell me something that'll change me

I'm gonna love you with my hands tied

Show me your teeth

Just tell me when

(Show me your teeth)

Open your mouth, boy

(Show me your teeth)

Show me what ya got

(Show me your teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth)

Show me your teeth

It's not how big, it's how mean

It's not how big, it's how mean

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

(Open your mouth, boy)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

(My religion is you)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

(I just need a little guidance)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth)

Show me your teeth

(Show me your teeth, teeth, teeth, teeth)'

im not in quiet sure how they were all standing when i finished as they were laughing so damn hard but i loved to hear it. nothing like seeing and hearing my family happy and knowing i had even a small part in causing it.

"oh...my...god..iz" poor rose is gasping out her laughter.

"that had to be the best one you have ever done. oh god izzy that was too damn funny. you have to do that for our crowd. they would love it."

"i loved it. something like that would have made aro bust a gasket. vamps being made fun of. god forbid. is this how things are all the time with you guys?"

"you bet felix. we work hard and play harder. one of izzys rules. nothing boring in ou lives."

"em's right. life might be long and never ending for us and we have all this time and shit but why do the same boring thing over and over every day. wait till you see us close shop and hit one of the night clubs."

"hell yeah! our girls are like soft core porn stars on the dance floor. there is no way any one of us leaves without a hard on."

"EM! dont say shit like that."

"rosie relax. you know we all be grinding on the floor. aint no matter. what can i say? my girls got hot asses. aint no thing to pay both feilds."

"oh shit we need to change the topic here now. i am not cleaning glasses and shit with a damn boner."

we all broke out in fits of laughter. poor jay having to feel all this shit.