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Red Strings of Fate - Chapter 14
by Lauren (unicornhime)
at November 2nd, 2009 (07:06 pm)
chipper

current mood: chipper

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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Chapter 14

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Lollipop5678 posted:
Okay, someone tell me what the big deal is about telling her. So he was talking about her, shouldn’t she be flattered? I mean, I’d think it was really sweet that he was going to all this trouble.
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Squishy posted:
I kind of have to agree. But I can also see how she might get mad about talking about her on the internet. Some people are more personal and don’t like the world knowing everything about them.
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Hungry_like_a_wolf posted:
But we hardly know anything about her. We don’t even know her name.
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Anon posted:
But you do know his name. And location. And how they met. And every little step of their date escapades. It really wouldn’t be hard to track them down.
I bet I could do it. }:]
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Texas_sized posted:
Plus we also now have one of her most embarrassing moments on record. I don’t know her that well, but I know that she wouldn’t like that.
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Fortunexcookie posted:
Yeah, she definitely needs to know. And if Edward doesn’t get his rear in gear, I’ve half a mind to tell her myself. It would’ve been no big deal if he told her from the start, but now it’s gotten a bit out of control. B’s a very private person.
Plus there’s that whole thing with the surfing/not really surfing, and Edward swore to never hide anything from her or whatever it was, right? B might think Edward was lying to her all along or playing her or something. Her brain works in funny ways sometimes.
And actually, I should probably stop posting here until she knows. Of course I want her to be happy, and I know Edward is perfect for her, but it is her life and she gets mad when I interfere. So I’d probably be making things worse right now.
So how about we just let the thread rest until Edward’s had a chance to talk to her?
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Anon posted:
That’s no fun.
But I do have my side project now, so at least I’ll have something to do.
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Fortunexcookie posted:
One more thing:
Please don’t stalk my best friend.
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That_boy posted:
Thanks for the support. And yes, Fortunecookie kind of explained the big deal. She is a private person, and I don’t want her to feel like I’m exploiting her in any way. Or lying to her. I don’t know which one is worse. Plus I know that I’ll personally feel a lot better when it’s all out in the open.
So the next time I talk to you, it’ll all be over. Cross your fingers.

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FR: BELLA
555-3285

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Grocery shopping. Wish you were here to reach those stupid cookies on the top shelf.

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FR: EDWARD
555-1912

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Saw the sunrise. Imagining you here with me made the unearthly hour bearable.

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FR: BELLA
555-3285

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That silly song is on the radio again. Every song is reminding me of you. Is it the weekend yet?

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FR: EDWARD
555-1912

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I love having surprise visitors at work. :)

FR: BELLA
555-3285

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Believe me, visitors love surprising you at work.

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From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Why am I so nervous about tomorrow?
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I’ve been waiting all week for it to be Saturday, and now that it’s just about here, I’m suddenly freaking out. Has Edward talked to you at all about his plans? You’re not all planning any big surprise party are you? You know that I will kill you if you do, right?
-B

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From: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: You’re being silly
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I’m sure it’s just because you haven’t been able to spend much time alone with him. And I swear we have no surprise party planned. I wouldn’t do that to you, sweetie, especially after knowing you for so long. And after what happened on your 18th, which we Do Not Speak Of.
And especially not when you have the option of spending romantic goodtimes with a guy like Edward.
I’m sure what he has up his sleeves will be fantastic. Just do me a favor and keep breathing, ok? And don’t assume anything, it’ll just make you worry more. And that’ll give you wrinkles.
Hearts,
Alice

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From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: I’m sure you’re right
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I probably am just being silly. He’s pretty much perfect, right?
Ok, I’m going to finish up this last paragraph on that stupid essay for Monday, and then I’m going to call it a night. I know, I know, I’m an old lady for going to bed so early on a Friday night, but Edward’s working, and all this anxiety is wearing me out. I want to be well rested tomorrow.
-B

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From: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Nobody’s perfect
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He might seem close to perfect to you, but remember he’s still human. If he does do something… unexpected, just give him a chance, ok? I know he promised you he’d never let you down or whatever, but that’s ridiculous. That boy is going to make a mistake sooner or later, so just remember that and you’ll be good to go.
And how are you possibly on the last paragraph already? Overachiever.
Hearts,
Alice

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From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: You’re getting too deep for an email
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I don’t want to spend me entire Sunday hunched over a computer like some people.
I call you later.
-B

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Fortunexcookie posted:
Okay, we’ve all been good. And they should be well into their date by now, and I haven’t received any distress signals, so that’s a good sign. Maybe we were getting worked up over nothing after all.
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Hungry_like_a_wolf posted:
This is so anti-climatic. And I’ve been bored to death all week. Nothing as exciting as this is actually happening in my life. And that’s just depressing.
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Anon posted:
Wait, they went whale-watching right? Maybe a whale attacked their boat and they all died.
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Sparklemotion posted:
Stop being so morbid. It’s a long drive, give them time to get home. Or, you know, not get home, should they get distracted.
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SmoothCriminal posted:
I don’t think he has it in him to “get distracted.”
You and me, though…baby, you’re like a disco ball you’re so shiny, I could be distracted by you all night long.
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Sparklemotion posted:
Ok, you do realize you have no idea who I am or what I look like, right? I could be a dude just playing around for all you know.
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Lollipop5678 posted:
Now that’s a guy I would consider going out with.
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DRHB posted:
Back to the subject at hand, is there any way of knowing if Edward’s girl knows about this board now? I’m very curious to see how she’s taking the news.

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To: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
From: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Yeah, I was freaking out over nothing
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We’re driving home now and I’m on Edward’s phone. Just wanted to tell you that today was amazing and it really couldn’t have gone better. The scenery was beautiful and he gave me this beautiful bracelet with such and beautiful back story and I’m rambling and saying beautiful too many times but I don’t care. I’ll have to have him write the saying down or look it up, but he told me about something called Red Strings of Fate, these strings that tie people together two people who are destined to be soulmates. And then he gave me this red bracelet and told me that he thinks I’m his soulmate! It was seriously the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.
It was so nice to spend so much time with him, and he was so adorably nervous about giving me the bracelet. He said it really means a lot to him, and that he needs to tell me the whole story sometime. He probably would have told me then, but we actually saw some whales right then! If you’ll allow me one more use of the word, they were so beautiful! We watched them for a long time, and then we never got back to his story and I didn’t even think about it until recapping everything right now.
Anyway, he’s back from the rest-stop and I’ve got to go. I’ll call you when I get a chance! Love ya~
-B

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Fortunexcookie posted:
Coincidentally, I just heard from B, and she sounds very happy. I guess things went well? But I can’t tell if there was any board discussion. He obviously mentioned the name, but I don’t know if that was talking about the actual thing or the board.
I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough. She said she was going to google red strings of fate, so she’ll probably stumble upon this place sooner or later.
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Texas_sized posted:
I guess only time will tell, then.
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Ciaoxbella posted:
Wait… Edward? And Alice? And Jasper, too? Who all is on here, discussing my personal life??
Actually, no, nevermind. I don’t want to know. I hope you got your entertainment fix or dose of reality TV or whatever you were after from my life.
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Squishy posted:
Uh-oh, that didn’t sound good.
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Anon posted:
What are you talking about, this is great! Grab some popcorn and settle down for a show.
I wish I could post gifs on this board. Lame text-only thing.
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That_boy posted:
Oh ****.
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Anon posted:
And it censors, too? This is ridiculous.
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Sparklemotion posted:
I think there are bigger things to worry about. She didn’t sound too happy.
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That_boy posted:
She won’t pick up her phone. Alice, will she talk to you at all?
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Fortunexcookie posted:
No, she won’t pick up for me, either. You should probably go over there and try to talk to her in person.

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FR: EDWARD
555-1912
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Bella, please. Just talk to me. I can explain, as cliché as that sounds.

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Alice (fortunexcookie(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Bella, please don’t run away from us
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I can understand if you’re angry or hurt, but please talk to one of us. I don’t care if it’s me or Edward, or Edward’s mom even, if she could help. But you’re acting like a child. Where’s the Bella that was ecstatic just hours ago over her soulmate declaring his love for her?
I’m going to give you a little space now. But not for long, and not if you're just going to use it to sulk.
Always hearts,
Alice

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To: Bella (ciaobella(a)mymailman. com)
From: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: I made another mistake
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I’ll stand out here all night if I have to, but Bella, please listen to me. I meant every word I ever said to you. This wasn’t just some game or means of entertainment to me. I’ve gotten to really know you, and to really care about you. And I know that despite the fact you’re upset right now, you can’t ignore the New Mail chime. I know that you’re sitting there, as you read this, biting your lip, and fiddling with a curl of hair, like you always do when you’re anxious about something. You probably didn’t even realize you were doing it.
Bella, I’m not perfect. I’m going to make mistakes. You know this better than anyone. But I don’t regret going on that board. Without it, I never would have had the courage to talk to you. I never would have been able to get anywhere in a relationship with you. You don’t realize how intimidating you are – you’re so beautiful and so sweet. You’re so everything I ever wanted. Please tell me I didn’t ruin this forever?
Love,
Edward

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That_boy posted:
She refuses to talk to me, in any form.
I’ve also been informed that both my brother and my father are on this board.
I don’t know what to do anymore.
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Death_and_taxes posted:
Ok, I can see why she’d be mad. Does everyone she knows also know everything about her dating life? Because that honestly sucks.
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Hungry_like_a_wolf posted:
Hey Anon, did you ever track them down? Because I think I need to beat someone up now for upsetting her.
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BurningCherubim posted:
Wow.
Maybe…she just needs some time and space to cool down. It was kind of a big thing to throw at her, that a bunch of strangers all know and influenced her personal business.

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FR: BELLA
555-3285

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Please go home. You’re going to get sick if you sit out there all night.

FR: EDWARD
555-1912

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Not until I talk to you. Did you get my message?

FR: BELLA
555-3285

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I got your email. And your voice message. Please, just go home. I can’t do this tonight.

FR: EDWARD
555-1912

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I’m not giving up on you.

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Fortunexcookie posted:
Hey, Edward’s brother, whoever you are, I just got a call from B. It was very short and she’s still angry, so I wouldn’t try talking to her, but she told me Edward refuses to go home. He’s just sitting outside her door like a lost, sad little puppy. She needs you to put your muscles to good use and carry him off, and says you owe her.
Which, you do. I still can’t believe you carried her off.

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From: Emmett (ladiesman2000(a)mymailman. com)
To: Edward (eacullen(a)mymailman. com)
Subject: Look I know you’re pissed at me
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But I can tell you right now that stalking her from her doorstep isn’t going to endear you to Bella any more. And that it was no excuse for you to key my car when I dropped you off back at your place.
I think that chick on the board is right – just give her some time and space. When I gave you the name and address to that place, I didn’t honestly think you’d use it or that anything would happen with what was just some girl you saved on the bus. And I probably should have let you know I was registered, but I was doing what brothers do and just messing with you. But I can honestly see how much you care about Bella, and I care about her, too. I don’t want you to screw this up either.
I won’t tell Mom about what’s happened. We both know she’d freak out and try to help and inevitably make things worse. I’ll talk to Dad for you, too.
Rose knows, though. Her advice is to sleep on it. Things will look better in the morning. I’m also forced to type that she says that’s what she does when I’m “being difficult to love,” though I am offended to think anyone could ever not love the awesomeness that is Emmett Cullen.
Anyway, good luck, bro.
-Emmett