“So, Bella, where is Dr. Sexward taking you on your date tonight?” Angela asked from her perch by the computer.
“We’re going to the Chopping Block for some cooking class,” I answered. “It’s a class that incorporates organic foods and is aligned with my new diet. My Weight Watcher’s instructor suggested it.” Yes, I started a diet. It wasn’t for Edward or my roommate. It was for myself. However, I know I’ll never be a twig like Alice or Ang. I just want to be in regular clothes. No more plus sized clothes. I was down nearly ten pounds and I definitely felt healthier. “She’s going to be at the class tonight.”
“What are you going to be cooking?” Alice asked.
“Haricot Vert, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad, Seasoned Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Herbs and Garlic, and Apple Crumble Pie,” I answered. “I’ve been saving my points for this evening with Edward.”
“Do you need help getting ready?” Alice squeaked. “Curling your hair? Putting on your makeup?”
“Nah, I’m good. I’m probably wearing my hair back since we’re cooking and my makeup is going to be pretty low-key,” I shrugged. “Thanks for offering, though, Ali.”
“No problemo,” she smirked. “I just want to live vicariously through you. Jasper is so busy with finishing up his dissertation that he hasn’t had much time for me. He said that once it’s turned in, he’ll spoil me rotten but until then, I’m lonely.”
I hid my distaste for Alice’s boyfriend and Edward’s brother. I know that Jasper didn’t care for me. He was nice enough but he always kept me at arm’s length. I personally think that he doesn’t approve of me.
Edward’s spoken to him on numerous occasions, but with no real change. “I’m sorry, Alice. He’ll be done soon. It’s due the second week in May. I think he’s just doing final editing and such.”
“I know. It doesn’t mean that I don’t miss my Jazzy,” she frowned.