Thursday, February 7, 2013

Chapter 9 Teaser: The End

This week's chapter is the final chapter, and it will be significantly longer than the others have been.

“You guys look great!” Bella laughed, taking picture after picture of Alice and Rosalie.

While Rosalie was dressed like Wednesday Adams, she was anything but as she posed for pictures with Alice, who was every bit the seven year old princess with her pink tutu and tights, tiara, and a wand with a star at the end.

“Edward!”

“Two seconds!” he yelled from their upstairs bedroom.

“Okay, okay. Settle down. Now, what are the rules – Alice, settle down. What are the rules for Halloween with daddy?”

“Only let go of daddy’s hand when he says it’s okay,” Rosalie replied.

“That I get all the candy,” Alice threw in.

“Alice, no,” Bella laughed. “Only let go of daddy’s hand when he says it’s okay, and always stay together where daddy can see you. Okay?”

“Yes, mommy,” they replied.

“Alright. Let’s go,” Edward proclaimed when he reached the bottom of the stairs.

The moment the three of them saw Edward, the house was filled with the cutest giggles.

Edward, while still wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers, was also wearing a tutu around his waist and a tiara on his head.

As he scrambled to find his house keys and the girls grabbed their plastic pumpkins for trick-or-treating, Bella noticed something on Edward. Before Alice led the brigade through the front door, Bella pulled his hand back.

“Are you wearing glitter?” she asked, moving closer to see his neck and giggling lightly.

“I asked daddy to wear it,” Alice replied, charging over.

She grabbed Edward’s hand with both of hers and began tugging.

“Come on. Let’s go. The candy’s waiting.”

“What can I say?” Edward smirked and leaned in to kiss Bella. “Real men sparkle.”

Friday, January 25, 2013

Chapter 7 Teaser: Angela

After their schoolgirl giggles quieted, Angela and Bella were forced to face the reality of letting go. And underneath that special blanket, Bella took Angela's hand in her own and sighed deeply.

"Confession time?" Bella asked

"Confession time," Angela replied

Angela's eyes began to water as Bella's face changed from the strong and confident one she wore to ease the pain of others to one she barely recognized.

"I'm scared, Angie. I'm so scared," she whispered through tears.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Chapter 5 Teaser: Emmett


The day of Emmett and Rosalie’s wedding, he pulled his new in-laws aside. His hand shook as he reached into his pocket and placed a set of keys in Bella’s hand.

“You invited me into your home and family with more love than any one person deserves. I love you both.”

The keys were for a brand new house in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Seattle.

Emmett’s world came crashing down during that family meeting a year ago. He couldn’t believe that his mom - the woman who welcomed him into her family, loved him for who he was without question, and was proud of everything he did – was dying. Emmett had to leave the table before the pain in his chest erupted.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Chapter 4 Teaser: Rosalie


Bella smiled and nodded, but Rosalie’s refusal to even look at her was breaking her heart. All she wanted to do was to tell her daughter that she loved her, maybe hold her. And that would’ve been possible a month ago – before the DNR.

Rosalie’s leg began to bounce, and her lower lip began to tremble. She quickly brushed some tears aside as she continued to look away.

“Rosalie, please,” Bella whispered.

“I’m sorry, mom. I can’t do this.”