“What? I’m sorry. I was…um.. daydreaming.” I smiled.
They all were instantly reassured.
“Bella, don’t scare us all like that again.” Carlisle ordered.
“Okay, I’m sorry, I just was daydreaming, no big deal.” I said.
“Um, can we play baseball?”
I didn’t answer, I had to ask Alice.
“The weather is going to have thunderstorms this evening, I don’t see anything that would make it a bad idea. We haven’t played baseball since that, er, umm, incident with James.” She said the last few words as a whisper.
“Okay, Renesmee, we’ll go play baseball today.”
“Yay!” she started jumping up and down.
Edward wasn’t done, so he kissed me, and very quick, it almost startled me. Not even a peck on the lips were as quick, but it was just as pleasant as our usually kisses. It again, fit the moment.
The Cullen’s excused themselves as they went upstairs to change. Seth and Jacob wanted to play, so I told Jake he could take my Ferrari. He seemed happy with that, and he gave Ness a hug, kissed my cheek and fist-punched Edward and they left. The three of us ran to the cottage.
“I’ll get your baseball clothes, love. You go get Renesmee’s.” Edward said to me.
“Okay, I love you!”
“As I love you.”
Nessie was already in her bedroom when I got there, so I just quickly ran to her closet and looked for a pair of sweatpants and a T-shirt and a sweatshirt. I found faded blue sparkly ones, so I gave them to her and she put them on.
Edward came into view. I started at his feet and then I worked my way up to his face. He wore Nike sneakers, gray sliding pants, and a red T-shirt and a long sleeve gray shirt underneath. His hair was his normal, unique hairdo and I couldn’t resist kissing him, by need so if was forceful. He had to literally, take my face into his hands, and push as hard as he could just to move my lips inches from his face. He eyed Renesmee, staring at us fully dressed. I turned to her, embarrassed.
“Hey, sorry, Nessie; I kind of forgot you were there. My bad. Mommy is going to go get dressed now. Have fun with Daddy, while I’m gone, okay?” I asked her.
“Okay Mommy!” she replied
I walked to my room. Edward laid out my clothes on our bed, so I just picked them up and put them on. I had sliding pants, sneakers, baseball socks, a gray long sleeved shirt and a red bubble vest with a fur hood. I looked really pretty in it, too. I felt really happy!
Edward came over, saw me smiling, and he smiled. Nessie was in his arms.
“Mommy, can we go play now?” she asked.
“Yes, sweetheart, let’s go.”
Edward took my hand in his and we started walking, and Renesmee quickly followed. I opened the front door and we all started running to the Cullen’s house. We walked through the door and everyone was ready, fully dressed. I saw Carlisle holding the baseball and the bat.
“Let’s go.” Rosalie said.
We all started to run, inhumanly to the baseball clearing. Jacob and Seth were already there. Nessie, automatically ran to Jacob.
“Hey Jacob. Are you ready to play some baseball?”
“Nessie, I’m more than ready, I’ve always wanted to see your klutz of a mother, play a sport.” He winked at me and smiled. I couldn’t help it, I grimaced.
“Sorry, Jake. I didn’t mean it, just force of habit you know?”
“Sure, sure Bella.” He replied.
We split up into teams. Esme was the umpire this time, instead of me. The team on defense included, Edward, Jacob, Renesmee, Alice, and I. Offense had, Carlisle, Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper, and Seth.
Alice was pitcher, I was catcher, Renesmee was the infielder, and Jacob and Edward were both outfielders.
Emmett was up to bat first. Alice started her warm-up and then a loud crack came from the impact of the ball and bat meeting full force at one another. Emmett started to run, and then I caught sight of the ball. It went behind the front trees maybe 1,000 yards away from me.
Edward started to run after the ball. He caught it, and I knew I should have expected that, but it still blew my mind on how that was possible. Edward could do anything, except one thing. I didn’t want to think about it, it hurt too much.
He threw the ball to Nessie, I immediately felt scared. What if she doesn’t catch it? What if she got hurt playing? I then realized Edward wouldn’t have thrown it to her if he didn’t know she couldn’t catch it. And to my amusement, she caught it and threw it to me. I caught it. I actually caught it! My clumsiness finally wore off! Emmett came sliding into home and-
“Out!” Esme said.
Emmett playfully pushed me, and he said,
“Lucky out. Don’t expect it to happen again Bella.”
I had to laugh, I smiled too. Emmett was too much like a big brother to me.
The game pretty much was like a regular baseball game. Other than the fact it was played by mystical creatures, and how the game was played. The game finally ended around 8:00 and I was too ‘tired’ to play anymore, so Edward and I said our goodbyes to our family. That includes Jacob and Seth, too. And took already sleeping Nessie to the cottage.
I tucked her in, and walked to our bedroom, with a big smile on my face. Edward was already in bed, and was obviously waiting for me. I climbed in and then he kissed me. I kissed back and unlike all the kisses today, it was pure need. I couldn’t have stopped it from happening if I wanted to. It was instinct. I couldn’t even remember myself making the decision to kiss him.
Edward immediately stopped kissing me. I looked into his eyes again, completely shocked. He looked serious. I didn’t understand.
“Can I ask you something?”
“Love, are you okay?”
I didn’t think about my answer, I just automatically answered.
“Yes, why wouldn’t I be?”
“Bella, you haven’t said a word to me since the baseball game started, for one thing. Secondly, love, this kissing is scaring the hell out of me. I’m definitely not saying that I didn’t like it, its just, its very needy. More than you’ve ever kissed me before. Love, you do know you can tell me anything, so I need to know what is wrong. Its killing me. You also know I cant read your thoughts, so not knowing is really killing me. Bella, you have to.”
“Edward,” I shook my head trying to think of something that was wrong. I couldn’t think of anything. “I-I can not think of anything that would be the reason for my behavior. I just, I don’t know. Edward I’m sorry.”
“It’s alright, love.” He said.
I quickly put his face into my head and started to push my shield away from me. Edward gasped. I knew the reason, it wasn’t like he was shocked, its just different to hear my voice inside his head, without me actually verbally saying them.
I lingered over details about everything that happened today. How happy I was when I woke up until how confused I am now.
“Thank you, Bella. That was very much needed.”
“Speaking of need…” I said.
I kissed him again, romantically, but unstoppably too. We rolled around in the bed for a while and then I noticed the change of time outside. My whole moment was on hold.