Of course, because of my distraction methods, I didn’t hear him come in, not that the music made any difference. I wouldn’t have heard him anyway, if he didn’t want to be heard. I had just put the notebook on the shelf when I felt a firm, cool hand grip my own and spin me around. Then without missing even a single note, another hand brushed along my hip making my earbuds and my mp3 player disappear and the music filled the whole room.
Raising my head, I gazed into the mirthful eyes of Emmett as his hands lead my body to move to the energetic beats of the music. I laughed and welcomed the guidance of someone with clearly more experience. When the song ended, he spun me into a low dip, laughing as the breath whooshed out of me. Once I was upright again, I asked “What are you doing here?”
“We came over to bring you some lunch and to see if you needed any help with the library.” Alice said as she set some trays down on my desk, Jasper following close behind her.
“Library?” I asked looking a little confused.
“Oh, you probably hadn’t realized, you’d made up your mind on that little idea awhile ago, it was just a matter of having the time to set it up.” She was now sitting on my desk, swinging her legs like a little girl.
“So, you’ve seen that I have time now?”
“Well, no… not this exact minute, but the timing would be convenient,” she said as she smiled sweetly at me. I knew she was trying to talk me into it, but I still wasn’t sure I wanted to tackle that monster yet.
“I’ll tell you what; go give the authors their lunches. Then help me get this place in shape; it’ll give me time to think about how I want to do it, okay?”
Alice launched herself off the desk bouncing and clapping her hands for only a second before dashing to the other room with some trays.
Flashing me a crooked grin, Emmett grabbed my hand again, spun me back into him and said, “Turn the music back on Jasper! I’m in the mood the dance!”
“We’ll never get everything done if we keep this up,” I told him as the music got louder and we started to move.
“Sure we will,” he assured me. “Remember, vampires are fast. It’s only the human element of this equation that’s slow.” And he smiled widely at me.
I narrowed my eyes at him, “I think I should be offended, but I’m having too much fun to care.” He laughed at me again.
I found an amazing strong willed librarian in this inspirational tale called “Quiet Girl” by savannavansmutsmut. She’s beautiful, mysterious, wears these t-shirts that Emmett just can’t shut-up about, isn’t afraid of anything, and never speaks a word. It’s not that Bella can’t talk but when she does, people pay attention. Emmett and Jasper, as well as every other male on campus, has tried to get her to say anything even if it’s just to tell them off, but it isn’t until Edward’s shy nature catches her attention that she attempts to communicate to someone outside of her immediate group of friends.
This Edward is funny, clumsy, and geeky and you will love him despite his faults. Of course, Bella, you’ll adore because she just all out funny and never hesitates to put them all in their places. There is a dark shadow that looms over this tale though that isn’t obvious in the beginning, so it’s not all fluff.
This next light-hearted tale is a collaboration called “Love Among the Stacks” by acireamos and anuddaone. There’s a whole lot of research going on at this library, from the academic to the behavioral variety. Looking for reference material? Bella or Jasper might be able to help. Looking for a place to stalk the opposite sex? Edward and Emmett could fill you in on how that works out. Want to find new friends? Alice would be your gal. There is so much more going on in this library and you thought they were just for studying.
I may not have found any librarians, but Emmett and Rosalie prove that the libraries are good for more than just research in this sexy little one-shot titled, “Overwhelmed by Literature” by Signature.Hot.Chocolate. This isn’t their first time in college, but even though they’ve been married for longer than most of the students have been alive, there’s still room for first.
Lastly, I found a new telling of a familiar tale called “For Whom The Bell Tolls” by CyraBear. When Bella’s mother married Phil, she decided to move to Forks, WA to finish out her high school years living with her dad. Once she and her best friend Jacob graduated, they moved to the same building in Seattle. Everything was perfect, until Bella happened upon a curious little bookstore in an old section of the city, with an even more curious proprietor. He’s sexy and dangerous and she can’t stop thinking about it but he keeps pushing her away. How will they be able to reconcile their feelings when the truth comes out? There’s way more to this tale than just finding out he’s a vampire, so you’ll not want to skim passed this tasty treat.
With such sophisticated stories, I think I’ll recommend something sweet and equally sophisticated, a “Strawberry Passion Martini”:
1.25 oz x-rated Fusion
1/2 oz Sky Citrus
1/2 oz Disaronno Amaretto
1 oz Masterchill Strawberry Mix
1 ea Fresh Strawberry
Add ice and soda to martini glass
Fill shaker 1/2 full with ice
Cube 1 large strawberry and add to shaker
Add ingredients as listed above
Cap and shake vigorously for 6 seconds
Strain into chilled mixing glass
Garnish with a strawberry
Now, on behalf of another blog, I want to make sure all my authors and potential authors know about an awesome one shot contest being held by Macfaerie at Twiology. This is the 2nd year the blog has sponsored this contest. This year the prize will be a $20 gift card to a movie theater in your area, so that you may go see the new Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. There might also be include the Twilight in Kansas T-shirt made by MAC in honor of Breaking Dawn Part 1, but we’ll have to see about that. I’m including the links below if you want more info.
2011 Fan Fiction One Shot Contest: