As the days of our vacation went by I watched my best friend fall in love with my lil sister. Not only was Bella like my little sister, she was my go to girl the one I went to with all my problems. Tonight, we were going to a carnival and Alice had taken Bella hostage to get her ready for tonight. Jasper was sitting listening to his IPod and I was watching War of the Worlds, when I heard someone scream,
"Emmett, make it stop!" It was Bella and I smiled to myself.
"You know I can't do that…..Alice has control over you to get ready!" I said.
"Fine UNDIEMAN!" She yelled and I heard the girls giggle. I looked at Edward and he was laughing but Jasper wasn't paying attention. Edward was reading The Halo books, and was covering his face with it.
"Bella sit still!" Rose yelled.
"Emmett….." Bella whined.
"Nope," I said popping the p.
Finally a half an hour later the girls were ready to go. Alice, Bella and Edward were meeting a group of friends from school there and we were going with them. Jasper was talking to me about how nervous he was meeting Bella's and my friends. Most of the guys I used to play football with kept and eye on Bells and Alice for me so we all kept in touch. Jasper was worried about not fitting in and I laughed and told him everything would be okay. The girls came down the stairs and all I could do was stare at how beautiful they all looked. Rosalie was wearing a white ski jacket with a pink tee under it that said "Drama Mama" with dark blue skinny jeans. Alice was in pink furry jacket a white tee that says "Princess" in gold, glittery writing on it. Her hair was in a messy pony with straightened bangs. And pink Ugg boots. Bella look well as they say in Italian Bella. She was wearing a white furry ski Jacket and deep purple t-shirt that said "Baby" she had on light denim skinny jeans and black boots she was wearing horse shoe shaped necklace that I got her that says "Be the change you wish to see in the world". I got it for her for her thirteenth birthday. She was wearing silver chandelier earrings and a silver diamond tennis bracelet that my parents had got her for that same birthday.
"Wow you guys look amazing as usual!" Edward said.
"Thanks Eddie!" Bella said laughing as she hugged him.
"Bells you look beautiful!" I said.
"Ah thanks guys!" She said as she blushed and hugged me and made her way over to Jasper.
"You look gorgeous, Bells." He said.
"Thanks cowboy." She said as she giggled, and blushed again. She took his hand and they both looked so in love it made me want to vomit. I kissed Rose and told her she looked beautiful but I felt "like there was something missing today. She suddenly didn't seem all that pretty. I mean she was beautiful but I felt like I didn't know her. The only reason I had dated her was because she was pretty and she was a good kisser. She didn't seem to remember anything I had told her 'bout my family and was kinda well rude. I was still wrapped in my thoughts when a soft voice broke through and I realized I was alone in the living room with Bella.
"Emmett what's wrong?" She asked obviously sounding concerned unlike my girlfriend who had walked out and was standing talking to Edward.
"Ummm nothing." I said.
"I am not Rosalie," she said "I don't buy that crap." She said. "Come on we'll take your car and talk just you and me." She said with finality.
"Sounds great." I said.
"k! " She said and walked out to where everyone was standing and I followed reluctantly. "Guys! Emmett and I are taking his jeep and will meet you there." She told everyone.
"But, why?" Rosalie whined. Gosh she sounded even worse than Lauren who I had dated up until I left for boarding school.
"Because I need to talk to Emmett about something privately, something that is none of your guys business." She said as she winked at Alice which is there code for I am lying and if it is important I will tell you later.
"What are you two dating?" Rosalie asked. "Last time I checked I was his girlfriend." She said.
"And I am his best friend so why can't he talk to me about it?" Jasper asked. Whoa I thought. Jasper had never been this jealous over a girl before.
"Because I am his listening person, if he wanted to talk to you he would've and there is no more discussion on this!" She said with such finality I was shocked.
"Jazzy, I'll see you there." She said as she kissed him on the cheek then he kissed her on the lips. I was livid for some reason that he should have the right to kiss her I mean…God Cullen get over it! It's not like Bella is your girlfriend she is your best friend not your girlfriend. That's when I realized it. I AM IN LOVE WITH BELLA SWAN! Oh no Cullen I thought she loves Jasper (or at least really like him). I was getting frustrated luckily so was Alice.
"Hello Winter Carnival we are going to be late Bells! If you wanna talk to Emmett we should all leave now!" She screamed as Bella and Jasper reluctantly pulled apart and Bella flushed a pretty pink.
"Come on Bells, let's go." I said.
"Yeah see you guys there!" Bella said and she hugged everyone goodbye and stood in front of my enormous jeep. "Emmett, I think I need help since Alice has me in stiletto boots." She said as she giggled.
"Right," I said and grabbed her by the waist and plopped her in the truck that was when I noticed Jasper looking at me funny. Then he mouthed to me 'take care of her'. I simply nodded. I then went around and got into the jeep and started the engine and backed out of the driveway Bella started as soon as we were out of the driveway.
"What's wrong Emmett? And don't give me any of this nothing Bullshit." She said looking at me and then I knew Jasper was right anyone, even me, would do anything for Bella. I would take a bullet for Bella two years ago I thought it was because I was like her older brother. But now I realized it was because I had been in love with her. It was too late now though; she was dating Jasper and was happy. I couldn't ruin her happiness no matter how much I wanted her for myself.
"I think I have to break-up with Rose." I said, thinking of how to explain it to her without letting her know I was in love with her.
"Why Emmett, she seems nice enough." Bella said. Typical Bella always trying to see the best in people.
"Yeah but she only seems to like me for my looks. I really loved her she was perfect. Pretty, kinda smart and was a cheerleader, she is the perfect stero type Jock girlfriend. I want someone who actually knows the name of my siblings and can get along with my family. A girl who can throw a football and can accept that sometimes I just need to be with you to chill or to hang with Jasper, Rose is always so overprotective like she thinks I'll cheat on her. But I wouldn't." I said.
"Emmett you're too much of a gentleman to cheat on anyone. If you really wanna break up with her you should do it. She is a more of someone who will be a trophy wife or a bunny. I have always imagined you with someone like you described. Intelligent, smart and someone who can love you the way you deserve it, someone who can hang with your brothers without complaining of breaking a nail." She said, I laughed.
"What?" She asked.
"Well you kinda just described yourself." I said, looking into her eyes I wanted nothing more than to kiss her there but, she was in love with Jasper though and I didn't want to ruin our amazing friendship and lose her trust.
"No, I didn't." She said.
"Yes you did. You're smart, funny, and amazingly sweet, you always see the best in everyone, you hang with me and Edward all the time you get along with mom, dad and Alice better than most people do and, I am completely in love with you." I said without knowing it till I saw her face go into shock. "Did I say that out loud?" I asked.
"Which part?" She asked, "The part about being in love with me or the string of compliments?" She asked recovering from my speech.
"The being in love with you part." I said.
"Yes, you did." She said. I turned into the parking lot. "You didn't mean it did you Emmett?" She asked her face full of expectation.
"You'd know if I was lying so I'll tell you the truth." I said. "Bella Swan, I really do love you and I know you're in love with Jasper so I'll just let you be with him no matter how much it kills me because I want what's best for you. So if you pick Jasper I won't be upset. I just thought you should know." I said.
"Emmett, stop it! Take it all back!" She screamed.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"You can't possibly be in love with me!" She shouted. "I have known you since I was five you saw me with braces and always rode in the ambulance with me in the hospital because Alice hates blood and the fact that it ruins clothes, you are my best friend, I loved you since you left for boarding school and you come back and when I finally think I am over being in love with you and I really like jasper and you come say your in love with ME!" She said.
"Bella, you said you're in love with me." I asked.
"Was…still kinda am….yeah completely but I can't do it to Jasper I love him too." She sighed. "Emmett, don't make me do this don't make me choose between you and him please." She said and she jumped out of the car that is in park and fell. Edward helped her up and she fell collapsing in his arms. He looked at me and I just shrugged my shoulders and Jasper ran over to Bella who just hugged him. I knew Bella would tell Alice what I said but not till later tonight. She grabbed Jaspers hand and walked over to where Alice and rose stood with a group of kids I used to go to school with. Edward waited for me and when he asked what was wrong I said.
"Everything." I said.
"Oh no you didn't…." He said. He didn't want to believe it just like I didn't. I had ruined everything. Only Edward knew how much I liked Bella. Alice had guessed but if we told her everything would be mass chaos. Bella and I would also probably also be going out by now. As if he knew what I am thinking he said "Maybe this all would've been easier if we had told Alice."
"Oh no….Alice would've planned and schemed and I just want Bella to like me not be schemed by Alice into dating me." I said.
"Dude, I have seen her these past two years that you've been gone. I haven't seen her happy since you've been here." He said.
"But I brought Jasper with me…..so I helped her fall in love with some guy. Jasper will take care of her." I said sighing.
"You don't realize this but she has had a crush on you ever since she was seven. She is just Bella so she keeps them well hidden. From you. Alice and I know Bella is in love with you and that you were in love with her we could tell by the looks on your faces it didn't matter how old you were. You're lucky. I stopped Alice from scheming or at least putting her schemes into action that would've been horrible." Edward said as we reached the group.
"What would've been horrible?" Rosalie asked.
"Nothing Baby." I said as I hugged her. "Hey guys. This is my girlfriend Rosalie. Rosalie this is Peter, Rob, Jacob, Seth, Embry, Quil, Paul and Sam." I said,
"Emmett can I talk to you for a second." Bella asked very timidly.
"Sure Bells." I said, I let go of Rosalie and Bella and I walked around the bend so we were alone behind the back of the high school gym.
"Emmett," She sighed. "Just break-up with her." She said, and crossed her arms over her chest.
"Why?" I asked.
"It's not right of you to lead her on….." She said.
"Wait a second Bella, your telling ME to break up with my girlfriend because you think I am leading her on. How 'bout you huh? You say you love me but you only like Jasper stop stringing him along he is my best friend!" I shouted.
"I am not I love you but I love him to he is the best kisser ever and a perfect gentleman he makes me smile and happy and when were alone there is nothing else in the world…Emmett there can't ever be anything between us." She said as she sighed.
"Why not? You just admitted that you loved me and you think Jasper is a good kisser how do you know I am not better!" I said and without waiting for a response I caressed Bella's face as I had been dreaming about for the past half hour and kissed her. She kissed me back and sparks flew but she pulled away.
"Emmett this isn't right. I have to go." She said and with that Bella ran away in the night with tears streaming silently down her face.