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Red Strings of Fate - Chapter 12
by Lauren (unicornhime)
at September 29th, 2009 (01:56 pm)
anxious

current mood: anxious

Rating: T
Genre: Humor/Romance
Summary: AH AU When Edward finally gets the chance at getting the girl, he has no idea what to do, so he turns to a message board call The Red Strings of Fate. A story told in technology.
Disclaimer: Characters to SMeyer, I'm just pretending to hack their computers and cell phones.





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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Anon posted:
Geez, dramatic much? We wanted more detail than “I think it went well” or whatever you said last time, not a novella.
Also, “carved into my skin”?
…Seriously?
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Squishy posted:
Well I, for one, appreciate the detailed story-telling.
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REPLY TO THE POST
That_boy posted:
I can’t win, can I?
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Fortunexcookie posted:
Oh, I knew I would be happy I learned about this place. You gave me soooo much more than she did, despite promises of Storytime.
And I can tell you that she’s over it. She’s really not one to hold a grudge. If she says things are okay, things are okay.
But… you really do need to tell her about this place. I can also tell you that she won’t be too happy with you if she finds out you’re keeping something from her.

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To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: I don’t need a formal contract
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I know you’re serious, Edward. I think we’re at the point where I can take your word for it and trust you. Right?
And I still very much want you around.
How about tonight?
-B

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: I didn’t want to take any chances
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I’d also very much like to be around you tonight. I’ll see what I can do and call you, ok?
-Edward
PS – I think we’re at that point, too.

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To: Mom (esmecullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Dinner
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Would you be horribly offended if I backed out of dinner tonight? And would it help if I said it was for a good cause?
Love,
Edward

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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Death_and_taxes posted:
Ok, so what’s next?
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REPLY TO THE POST:
That_boy posted:
Well, I found out that her birthday was actually only a couple weeks ago, so I wanted to do something special to celebrate it this weekend, since I missed it.
I have a couple things in mind:
For a gift, I figure I can’t go wrong with jewelry, so I’ve been looking around for something that would be meaningful. I haven’t found exactly what I’m looking for just yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. (Any input from those who know her would be appreciated.)
For the date, I thought we’d try whale-watching, maybe? She really liked the aquarium, and my cousin (the one who got us in after-hours) recommended this touring company called Eclipse. They’re based not too far from Seattle, and we could easily make a day trip out of it. We enjoy just talking to one another, and who doesn’t want to see whales in their natural habitat?
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
DRHB posted:
I’ve taken my wife on something like that, and she loved it.
Make sure you bring along a jacket, it gets pretty chilly, and body heat can only compensate for so much.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Sparklemotion posted:
Yeah, and bring an extra one for her! Because, you know, that’s just lame if you’re all warm and she’s not. Or if you pretend to be macho, and not put your jacket on, but don’t share it either? Yeah, that’s not cool, either.

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To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Mom (esmecullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Horribly, HORRIBLY Offended
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Why can’t you just invite her to come, too? And don’t look at me that way, of course there’s a “her.” You know I’m dying to meet her.
I could always send Emmett to kidnap the pair of you. Don’t think I won’t.
All joking aside, you both have to eat, and I don’t think she’d be the type of girl to keep you from your family, right? It won’t be any grand event, just a simply dinner with the family.
Please consider it. And be here at six.
Love you,
Mom

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To: Mom (esmecullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Don’t try to guilt me into this
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I think we’re just going to have a peaceful evening at my apartment. I promise I won’t miss next week and you will meet her soon, ok?
Love,
Edward

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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Texas_sized posted:
I’m glad to hear your surfing expedition worked out, and I think your next idea sounds cool.
However, when are you going to tell her about this place? I know we’ve mentioned it before, but it could be a big deal. It’s starting to make me wonder how much you really care about her. If you like her as much as you say you do, and as much as I think you do, this has got to be eating you alive.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Anon posted:
Clearly, he doesn't care. We've talked about this before, he missed his chance, it's too late now, case closed, let's all move on with our lives, yes?
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REPLY TO THE POST
That_boy posted:
I know, and you’re right. I’m going to try to tell her again tonight. It’ll be just us, and we’re just staying at my place.
Because I don’t think I simply “like” her anymore. I think I might be closer to something more.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Sparklemotion posted:
Whoa. This is getting serious!
Are you going to tell her that tonight, too? Because you might want to wait a little bit, you guys have only been going out a couple weeks, right?
Because it is REALLY not cool if you say it and don’t mean it.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Anon posted:
Aaaand no one listens to me. Fine.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
That_boy posted:
I know. And I wasn’t planning on telling her tonight, I don’t want to scare her away. And I want to see how she takes the board news, too.
But does it really matter how little time it’s been? I mean, it happens when it happens, there aren’t any real rules or timelines when it comes to these sort of things.
And besides, I don’t know if I’m all the way there yet, either. I was just commenting on what Texas said. If I was all the way there, I would tell her first.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
DRHB posted:
While it’s true that there aren’t really any rules to loving someone, and love can happen in an instant, it doesn’t mean that it is something to be taken lightly.
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REPLY TO THE POST
That_boy posted:
I understand.
And anyway, we might all be getting way ahead of ourselves. After I talk to her tonight, who knows what she’ll want.
As always, I’ll let you know how it goes, and wish me luck!
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
SmoothCriminal posted:
Well, when you do actually tell her, you’ve got to do it right.
Allow me to give you a couple examples:
-You can fall off a building, you can fall out a tree, but baby, the best way to fall is in love with me.
-Are you a kleptomaniac-or did you steal my heart on purpose?
- You are the reason men fall in love.
-I'm not drunk, I'm just intoxicated by my love for you.
-I can’t wait until tomorrow, because I fall more in love with you every day.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Hungry_like_a_wolf posted:
Does anybody else just skip over SmoothCriminal’s posts at this point, or is that just me?
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Sparklemotion posted:
I still read them, I think they’re funny. And they remind me of someone I used to know…
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
SmoothCriminal posted:
Hey Sparkles, how you doin’? ;) Stop, drop, and roll, baby, because you are on fire.
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REPLY TO YOUR POST
Sparklemotion posted:
Aaaand now I’m skipping over his posts.

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To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Even though I’ll see you in a few hours…
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I can’t look at my textbooks another minute. How’s your day been so far? As you can probably guess, mine’s been full of book and notes.
-B

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: You can email, call, or text me any time
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My day’s been about the same. Nothing too terribly exciting. That part comes tonight. 
-Edward

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To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Oh really?
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What terribly exciting thing do you have going on tonight? Should I be jealous? Or scared? Haha.
-B

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Yes really
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I should hope you’re excited, too. A nice relaxing night, without a wave or surfboard in sight.
Now, if I know you at all, I’d say you still have some work to do. Otherwise you would have called me instead of emailing, am I right? And as much as I love that you’re using me as a distraction and/or procrastination method, you should go get that done so you don’t have to worry about it tonight, ok?
I’ll see you soon,
-Edward

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To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: How do you know me so well already?
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You’re right, of course. On all counts. You are ridiculously distracting, I’ll have you know.
But fine. I’ll get to work.
-B

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To: Emmett (ladiesman2000(a)mymailman. com)
From: Mom (esmecullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: I need you to call me
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I have a favor to ask you. And I think you’ll enjoy performing this particular task.
Call me!
Love,
Mom

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FR: Emmett
555-1935

Edward, you made a mistake, buddy boy. Make sure you’re presentable, and I’ll see you in about ten minutes.

FR: Edward
555-1912

What mistake? And I am definitely NOT seeing you tonight.

FR: Emmett
555-1935

You told Mom where you’ll be tonight. And she recruited me to come kidnap you two.

FR: Edward
555-1912

Just tell her no!

FR: Emmett
555-1935

And miss out on a chance to kidnap my little brother and his little girlfriend? Yeah right!

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To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: FREAKING OUT NOW
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I AM NOT TURNING THE CAPS LOCK OFF. I COMMENDEERED EDWARD’S PHONE, AS WE ARE ON THE WAY TO HIS PARENTS’ HOUSE RIGHT. NOW.
I NEED POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT.
HELP!
-B

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Wait, WHAT
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What are you doing going to their house now?? Did you know about this?? Why did I not know about this?
And because I don’t know how much time you’ll have, reinforcement: They’ll love you, you have nothing to worry about.
And just text me and I’ll call with an “emergency” or come get you or something.
You’ll be wonderful!
Hearts,
Alice
PS – Call me as soon as you can!

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To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Still in panic mode
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Apparently Edward’s family has dinner together every Sunday, and he was going to skip out to spend time with me tonight, but his brother Emmett wasn’t about to let that happen and actually came and kidnapped us. Not even joking, bodily force was involved.
I’ll have to give you the whole story later, we’re here. Ahhhh!
-B

TO: You the Reader (freakingawesome (a) mymailman. com)
FROM: Me (unicornhime (a) mymailman. com)

SUBJECT: Sorry for the wait

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And sorry it's a bit shorter, but I hope you're still enjoying this. I didn't have time to reply to everyone, but I wish I did. I'm working a lot now, and I just got my notice to start paying off my student loans. So that's fun.
But really, thank you all so much for being so awesome! I have some fantastic readers, that's for sure. And of course, thanks to bublichka for helping me out. This chapter was oddly frustrating.
Hearts and Love,
unicornhime

PS - Standard Disclaimer: Characters to Smeyer, I'm just hacking their computers and phones.


Comments

Posted by: MacKenzie (mellieforyellie)
Posted at: January 6th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
Just like to point out

Besides the fabulous job with the story, you get the anon's down great. Nobody DOES listen to them, and usually they're really rude. I just find the anon's funny.

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