Granted he did have an advantage with his enhanced senses, apparently just the sound of their hearts was enough to tell him if they were bluffing. It also didn’t hurt that many were too scared to not let him win. No one could deny he did have quite the presence in a room. I almost laughed as I remembered the many terrified faces as he entered the room and then seeing it turn instantly to appreciation when I appeared seconds later with him. This didn’t last long, however, once Felix gave them a glare that could melt metal. Though I had to admit he was undeniably attractive when jealous.
“What are you thinking so intensely about that is putting that goofy grin on your face?” I turned my head in Felix’s direction, who was eyeing me curiously but had a smile playing on his lips. I hadn’t realized I had spaced out and now that I took in my surroundings I realized we were getting close to the Cullens.
“That’s for me to know and you to find out.” I said playfully.
“Well this should be fun. Hmmm I wonder what it could be.” He mused, his voice smug. He turned his head in my direction, giving me a deliciously sinful grin and leaning a little closer to me. Even though I’ve said it a million times I’ll say it again. He is just too irresistible for his own good.
“Just keep your eyes on the road.” I said sternly though without heart. My body betrayed me by leaning closer to him in return.
“Yes ma’me.” He chuckled and resumed driving, his thumb creating a circular design on my hand.
The forest encroached on both sides of the car and the road we were on was almost deserted, the occasional car passing us by. The sky was a light grey with the cloud cover, one of the reasons the Cullen’s chose this particular town to live in, though I could see the sun was going to be setting soon. After a few minutes we saw a small turn off onto a paved pathway. Felix took the turn sharply, not bothering to slow down, and chuckled when the tires screeched on the pavement. I shook my head but said nothing.
The path was perfectly straight and small black posts with lights were stationed on both sides of the pavement every few meters. I knew this was for aesthetic reasons only since no one on this particular property had any problems seeing in the dark. However, when I thought back to the blurry night that was the Cullens graduation party twenty years ago I had a feeling Alice did this for her future guests. About half way down the path we literally came to a fork in the road. Two other paths leading to the other two homes, one going north west and the other north east, connected to the main road. I wasn’t sure which one led to our place yet, Esme wanted it to be a surprise, so we continued straight. I could already feel each of them up ahead and I found myself getting excited.
Due to Felix’s excessive speeding we made it to the main house in under a minute and I literally gasped at the home in front of me. The exterior of the house, by the looks of it the interior as well, the epitome of modern. The outside was a light grey with a slightly blusih tinge to it, the windows all outlined nicely with white. The inside, by the looks of it was mostly white and light creme colours. As is customary for Esme’s design, part of the house was completely sheathed with glass, the window panes making it look sharp and distinguished. There were four levels to it and I could see the outline of a large patio near the back. While it was no classical Victorian beauty it took on a life of its own, creating an aura of warmth around it.
Before I could even open my door Alice was in the doorway, practically hopping on the spot, with a look of excitement on her face. My smile grew when I saw Alice, it had been a few months since we’ve seen any of the Cullens and I missed them, so did Felix for that matter but he would never admit it. I ran quickly to Alice’s side and hugged her tightly, spinning her around once. I was never one for PDA (Public Displays of Affection) but I always made an exception for Alice.
“What took you two so long?” She asked, her voice faking annoyance. We broke apart but she kept a hand on my arm.