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Rigor Mortis

Title: Rigor Mortis
Author: Mari (coyul)
Fandom: Twilight
Characters: Bella, Edward, Alice. The rest are there, but do nothing.
Warnings: None, really, but I guess you can say it's spoilerish for Twilight and New Moon. Kinda sorta
Rating: I like to keep things PG-13 for just in case reasons.

The three days of changing were the most painful of Bella's life. By the time she was at the point of no return, she'd started having doubts. What if she'd stayed with Charlie? What if, instead of sticking with Edward, she had chosen Jacob instead? It wasn't hard to push these thoughts aside. Besides the fact that changing was what she truly wanted more than anything, the pain was too intense to think about anything else for longer than a second or two.

Through the entire agonizing process, Edward only left her side to get fresh towels to put on her head in an attempt to make her more comfortable, which it didn't by any means, but his presence made her feel not so alone, so she dared not mention it. Not that she could what with all the screaming having made her voice hoarse. The most she could do after a while was a whimper here or there. After the first day, though, she'd kept herself from making any noise whatsoever, afraid to add to the pain any more than she already had.

When finally the pain started to decrease, just as quickly as it had come one, she could have squealed with delight. Then her heart stopped, and she realized that the constant beating of it had been there at all. Its life-giving beating was suddenly missed; she had taken it for granted before.

Having been in a fetal position throughout the majority of the change, she sat up, happy to be on Edward's couch with him beside her.

Before she could say anything, he suggested that she get comfortable. Why?, she thought, looking at him strangely, realizing that he was probably giving her a strange look as well. She'd probably changed quite a bit, she realized, but did as instructed.

It didn't take long before she found out just why he'd warned her to be comfortable. She'd felt wonderfully recharged directly following the change, but it didn't take long before she felt stiff. Worse than the time she'd tried kickboxing--something she'd never tried again after that day--and ended up with stiff muscles that she didn't know she'd had. Everything was stiff this time, even her mouth was stiffening as she let out a short scream. "What's going on, Edward?"

Just then, as if on cue, the others entered. It was Alice who answered her question before it had completely left her mouth. "Oh, rigor mortis has set in. You'll be fine in about 30 hours," she assured Bella cheerfully with a mischievous glint in her eye. Edward sighed in the direction of his family, knowing full well what Alice was predicting would happen after that 30 hours.



( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 2nd, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
You crack me up, Mari. <3
Aug. 2nd, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
<3333333333 I know~ :DDDD
Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
lol! That is hilarious! xD
Aug. 2nd, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Aug. 2nd, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC)
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