I DON'T OWN THE TWILIGHT SAGA! STEPHANIE MEYER DOES! *Sigh* I DO NOT OWN THE IMMORTALS SERIES! ALYSON NOEL DOES! I DO NOT OWN THE GONE SERIES! MICHAEL GRANT DOES! *SIGH FOR ALL OF THEM* I DO NOT OWN FIREFLIES! OWL CITY DOES! CHECK THEM ALL OUT THOUGH! REALLY MY FAVORITE STUFF!
I came in through Bella's window.
"You're late," she said sleepily.
I smiled at her. She wasn't really mad, of course, but it was cute to see her pretending to be upset with me.
"I'm sorry but Carlisle had a... surprise to share with us."
I got in bed with her and she snuggled up to my chest. I wrapped my arms around her before telling the news.
"You see, the adoption agency called. They wanted to know if he'd be willing to adopt another child."
She nodded slowly.
I continued, "We took a vote on it and she'll be arriving in five, well I guess now four since it's midnight, so four days. Everyone is excited, and it took a while to decide."
"I'm sure Rosalie's happy," she said.
I chuckled at the memory.
"Yes, she certainly is. The girl's name is Taylor. She's sixteen, and she lost her family in a car accident. I feel sorry for her, though. She was the one who called the police confirming that it was indeed her family."
"Aw... she must be really upset. Does she have any other family?"
"Yes, she does, but she doesn't want to live with family. I guess it would be too overwhelming with all the memories and such. Rose, Esme, and Alice are especially happy. They've already started planning her room out and everything."
"Wait... isn't she... human, though?" Bella asked, sitting up.
I sighed. "Yes, yes she is."
I knew what she meant. A human living among seven vampires? Plus after Bella's... disastrous birthday.
"Well, I'm sure everything will be alright."
"Bedtime for the human?" I asked.
She slapped my chest lightly before falling asleep peacefully. I sighed. I really hoped Bella was right.
"Hey sunshine!" Nelly said, bursting into my room.
I had been playing my guitar and singing "I'll Be There" by Michael Jackson. I stopped immediately and said hi. She looked very hyper.
"What's with you?" I asked.
I hoped I didn't sound rude. She just kept on smiling.
"We found you a family."
I placed my guitar on its stand.
We spun and jumped all around while holding hands. Then we hugged.
"Who are they?" I asked real excitedly.
"They're the Cullens. They live in Forks, Washington. How lucky is that? I know you love that place form the books. Well, we both do."
I smiled even wider before calming myself down.
There is no way that they are the actual Cullens from Twilight. It's impossible.
"Why don't you write them a few letters telling them about yourself?" I nodded.
She handed me an envelope with the address on it. I took out my favorite pen and wrote.
Dear Cullen Family,
First off, I would like to start by saying thank you so much for adopting me. I really did not want to go and live with family. Too many memories. My name is Taylor Kennedy Johnsen. I live in Acworth, GA and I am 16 years old. I am very artistically and musically talented. I play the flute, guitar, and am currently learning how to play the piano. I love to paint and people say that I was meant to paint, but I believe that sketching is my calling. Either that or becoming a musician or a doctor that works with babies in the hospital. I have no idea what that's called.
My favorite colors are lavender, blue, and black. I hate pink. I am a tomboy, but you probably guessed that from the picture sent to you of me and some guys (we had just played baseball, which is why we were so dirty). I do moderately enjoy shopping at Hot Topic. I despise any other stores that sell what I call "girly" clothes. I love to read fiction-only books. My favorite series are The Immortals by Alyson Noel, The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer, and The Gone Series by Michael Grant. Can't wait to meet you guys!
P.S. I'm kind of shy and quiet around new people so don't worry if I don't talk much at first. I more listen to find out things about people. I'm a great observer. BYE! =p
I placed the letter in the envelope, sealed it sight, and ran outside to put it in the mail slot. I really can't wait to meet them. This is going to be great!
"She sent a letter, she sent a letter!" I yelled screaming throughout the house. "Family meeting, NOW!"
They were all downstairs in a flash and sitting on the couch patiently waiting for me to start.
"Taylor sent a letter. Here it goes."
"This is so exciting!" Rose squealed after I finished reading the letter.
I squealed with her. The boys rolled their eyes. I stuck my tongue out at them.
"We have to go shopping!" Esme exclaimed suddenly.
Rosalie and I nodded to her words.
"What do you think she likes?" I asked.
Carlisle, Edward, Japer, and Emmett left us. I growled. We have a new sister coming to live with us and they just leave. How dare they!
"Well, maybe she'll send another letter." I nodded. Just then I got a vision. I saw Taylor sitting at a desk, writing another letter to us.
"She's gonna send another letter!" I said. We all clapped pur hands in delight.
"I'm going to go get supplies for her room" Esme said. She got up and raced out to the garage.
"I'm going to get started on her wardrobe. Wanna help Rose?" She nodded and we got in my Porsche. This was going to be fun.
"Do you think she's going to like us?" I asked Esme.
We had gotten another letter form Taylor yesterday telling us some things she like and some things she didn't. Esme and I were at Wal-Mart, and people couldn't stop staring.
"Rosalie, I'm sure she'll like us just fine."
I nodded. I pushed the cart over to the cereal section.
"Now," Esme said, looking at the letter. It was more like a list though. "She likes Rice Krispies as her cereal. We should also get some sugar to go with it... at least, I think that's what's supposed to go with it."
I picked up two boxes of the cereal and put them in the almost full cart.
"Anything else?" I asked.
"We need to go to the snack's section. She likes Smore's Pop-Tarts." We walked over there and I took one box of that and some popcorn for movie night. "That's pretty much it."
We walked over to pay. Unfortuantely, the cashier was a hormone-filled teenage boy. He wasn't staring at Esme as much as he was at me. I gave him my best seductive smile. He blushed. I giggled to myself-too low for human ears to hear. We left the store and talked excitedly about Taylor's arrival.
"Wait, who's going to be there when she first comes?" I asked.
Esme thought that over for a bit.
"Well, some of us shouldn't be there because she might get a little overwhelmed."
"Emmett's definitely out then."
"Probably not Jasper-he needs to hunt," she said.
"Maybe all of the boys shouldn't be there."
She nodded at that.
We arrived at the house and took all the bags in, in just one trip.
"Rose, you're not staying here to greet her either," Edward's voice came from the piano.
"Well, why on Earth not?"I asked, getting frustrated with him.
"She's been through a lot, and I'm sure the last thing she wants to see is a beautiful blond as soon as she walks through the door." I fumed.
"Esme! Tell him no!" I screamed.
She came in from the kitchen.
"Family Meeting!" she called upstairs. Everyone went to the living room.
"Rose and I decided that not everyone should be here when Taylor comes," Esme started. "It might overwhelm her. So we will take a vote on who should stay."
"Definitely you, Esme," Jasper said. Everyone nodded to that.
"Maybe Alice should stay too," Carlisle suggested. Another nod through the family.
"I think that's all who should stay," Edward said, with a smirk.
I glared at him but everyone seemed to agree with him.
"But, that's not fair!" I whined. I knew I was acting childish but Alice, Esme, and I were the most excited.
"Rosalie, Taylor will already feel out of place once she sees Alice and Esme, but with you..." Emmett said, trailing off.
We all stared at him. Who would've thought that Emmett-my sweet, knuckle-head, teddy-bear Emmett-would be the voice of reason. After a couple of more arguments, it was decided that I would not be there to greet Taylor first thing. I was still upset, but Emmett made up for that. *devil smile*
I was packing up my stuff for tomorrow I would get on a plane to meet and live with the Cullens. I couldn't wait to meet them. I started to sing Fireflies.
After I was done, I flopped down on my bed and fell asleep myself. Luckily, I had no insomnia tonight.
"Nelly, c'mon! We have to go NOW!" I yelled up the stairs.
I had already said goodbye to everyone and was just waiting for Nelly to come down. I tapped my foot impatiently, and placed my hands on my hips. She finally came down the stairs, taking her sweet time with it. I rolled my eyes. She was doing this on purpose.
"Are you sure that you didn't forget anything at all?"
I nodded impatiently.
She sighed and opened the door. I said a last round of goodbyes and ran past her to the car. I was in there for a good 2 minutes before she started the car. We arrived at the airport and I grabbed my 2 suitcases and my duffle bag out of the trunk. I handed both suitcases to Nelly and grabbed my guitar and my flute.
We walked into the airport, went through check-in and security before sitting down in the gate 20 minutes before we were supposed to board. We were silent while waiting for them to call us to board. I sat reading Eclipse of The Twilight Saga. I sighed. They called us up and Nelly and I would take about 5 hours to get there so I decided to get some rest.I wanted to be wide awake when we arrived at their house.
Nelly and I retrieved my luggage. We rented a car and drove through the town of Forks. We got lost.
"This was expected," I said.
Nelly looked at me through the rear view mirror and smiled. I fake smiled back. She thought I was joking; I was dead serious. I had a dream last night of this happening, us getting lost. It was just like in the books. Long roads, sharp turns.
Eventually, we found the house. It looked just as I expected it to be. I grabbed my guitar, my duffle bag, and my flute case. Nelly took in my suitcases. The house was very huge. It was pure white and looked like it had 3 floors. We knocked on the door. I gasped when it opened. There stood Alice Cullen. We stared at each other. My look was one of amazement of how much she looked exactly as I pictured her while hers was of excitement that I was finally here.
"Come in, come in," she said.
She stepped aside and let us in. The house took my breath away. It was nothing like the movie. It was how I pictured it and how I imagined it would be. It was amazing. Alice bounded up behind us and Esme walked down the steps.
"Hello, Taylor," she said. "We've all been anticipating your arrival. It's just me and Alice here right now but you'll meet the rest of the family tomorrow."
I nodded. She shook Nelly's hand.
"My husband isn't here right now, but just leave the papers here and he'll sign it when he gets back."
Nelly nodded and kneeled down to me. I had been with her for only a month or so, but I couldn't bear to part with her and it seemed that she couldn't either. She brushed a hair away from my face.
"Now look, you call me if anything happens okay?" she said, thinking that it was low enough for them not to hear it but I knew better. "Um... I love you and call me often, alright? I want to know everything."
She kissed me on the forehead and and gave me a hug. She quickly wiped away the tears forming in her eyes as she stood up. She waved good-bye to Alice and Esme and walked out of the door.
I smiled sadly and turned around to face Alice and Esme. Alice was smiling brightly at me.
"C'mon, I'll show you your room!" she practically shouted at me.
She took my suitcases, and I followed her up the stairs. My room was on the second floor. The walls were painted lavender and blue. My bed was white with a black design. I had a black desk in the corner filled with pencils, pens, and paper. In another space there was a easel, a sketch pad, some paint brushes, paint, and some gray pencils. There were many shades of gray. I spun around in my new room and flopped down on my new bed.
"This is so cool!" I yelled. Alice smiled.
"Wait 'till you see the closet!" she squealed.
I would've let my face drop, but that would've given it away. Knowing Alice, though, it was still going to drop when I saw the closet. She led me off the bed and to the closet. She grinned widely and flung the doors open. My. Closet. Was. Huge. It was a walk-in and it was filled with clothes that fit my style. There was one rack, though, that had some skirts and some dresses on it. I was so happy that, although Alice out-did herself (again), I didn't even grimace for a second at that rack.
"So... whatcha think?" she asked. I gave her a great big hug.
"I love it!" She hugged me back. "Um... if you don't mind, I'd like to explore the house myself."
She nodded and, with that, skipped downstairs. I ran out my room to the room right next to mine's. It looked like it was Alice and Jasper's room. I went to the closet first. Yep, definitely Alice's room. I, then, ran to the room across from me. That was Edward's room. It had the black leather couch, his CD's, and his journals. I was about to read them when I remembered that he said to not read them unless you have trouble sleeping. I shuddered at the thought of what could be in there.
I walked upstairs and found Rosalie and Emmett's room. I smiled. I was sure that Rose would like me, Emmett would be an awesome big brother, Jasper would great to talk to, Alice and Bella would be my best friends, I could help pull pranks on Edward with Jasper and Emmett, and Edward would be... perfect. I skipped downstairs to see his piano. When I found it, I sat down and played a mini piece. By the time I was done, Esme and Alice were clapping.
"Brava, brava!" Alice said.
I smiled and took a bow.
"Thank you, thank you!"
I was going to love this family. Alice asked me a lot of questions about me. She wanted to know everything.
I wonder when they were going to tell me about them being vampires. I would have to call Kaley about being here in Forks with the Cullens. She would ask about them being vampires and I would lie to her and say they weren't when they were in ear shot. Then, I would tell her that I wanted a Twilight Pop Quiz. They would hear that I knew everything. That would make it fun.
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