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Isabella Marie Swan ✴ "Stella" ([personal profile] self_composed) wrote2012-10-12 12:02 pm

for my birthday i become a real person

The eighteenth birthday is the best one. Bella is no longer A Minor. She no longer needs Charlie's or Renée's permission to do random things that real people are allowed to do. She still can't drink, but she doesn't feel like throwing her cognitive edge out a window anyway.

Also, she is going to get a cake.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:22 pm (UTC)(link)
It turns out that a cake Tegu would have to be insufficiently delicious. So the cake is only inspired by Tegu. It is the black of strong chocolate, with a glossy black chocolate shell in lieu of frosting, and eighteen golden candles chasing one another along its top surface trailing Tegu-like golden streaks. And since the tiered circles design was vetoed, it is rectangular, made in two layers with bright golden frosting between.

Alice carries it through the door in an enormous plain white cardboard box, reinforced on the bottom with two extra layers of thicker cardboard. Instead of de-invisibling in the stairs, he sneaks all the way outside to visibly come back inside and take the elevator. Helpful strangers push the buttons for him.
Edited 2012-10-12 19:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are so right," says Alice, cheerfully. "Got somewhere to put it?"
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Happy birthday," says Alice, and kisses her on the cheek. "Make a wish."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:49 pm (UTC)(link)
"If you wished for delicious cake, then definitely," he says, and looks for a knife to cut the cake with.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
He grabs the biggest of those, because it is a big cake.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 07:59 pm (UTC)(link)
"Which part you want?" he asks, gesturing with the knife to the various available parts of cake anatomy. Corner, edge, middle, lots of candles, no candles...
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Okay, hold up," says Alice, laughing. "Birthday girl first."

He cuts Bella her desired slice; it takes a little work to get the knife through the chocolatey shell in some places, but he manages it in the end. Then he moves on to the next nearest person, and so on until everyone in the room has been served, at which point he finally hacks himself off a corner.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 08:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"Fckn rght," Alice mumbles around a mouthful.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Janine sidles in and observes the cake from afar.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yes please!" says Janine. "Happy birthday!"

"Comin' right up," says Alice. Janine gets a piece with a single guttered candle, which she carefully extracts from its chocolatey surroundings before beginning to eat.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"And thank you for the cake!" says Janine. "Where did it come from?"

"I had it made special," says Alice.

"It is delicious."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
"Don't drop your cake," Alice advises. Janine giggles.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice beams. It is clearly successful cake!
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
He loves her. He loves her a lot.

He also kisses back very cheerfully and with a complete disregard for their audience.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-10-12 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice hugs her briefly and then goes to grab himself another piece of cake. Mmm, chocolatey.