I’m so excited but I’m really scared cos I don’t know anyone!!
“Edward I don’t know about this” I moaned. It was early on Saturday morning and Edward had once again snuck into my room through the window.
“Bella listen, everything is starting to sort itself out. Those bitches are gone, everyone knows about the two of us, and you and Alice are friends again. The only thing left is our parents. Now I really don’t think mine care anymore, you know they think of you as a daughter already. I have a feeling I’m not exactly a son to your folks”
I bit my lip. “Not exactly” I mumbled.
“Come on, grow some balls” Edward slurred.
I raised my eyebrows at him and gave him a look of distain.
“I-if you want, sweetums” he stuttered. I smiled and pecked his lips.
“I’m just afraid of what they’ll say” I sighed.
“Don’t be. Besides, if it goes bad, I’ll be waiting here for you” he smiled and kissed the top of my head.
“Alright then, if I’m going to do this I need to dress responsibly, which means I need to change out of my pajamas”
“Fine by me” Edward smirked and jumped onto the bed so he was lying back, facing me.
“Am I going to let you watch me change?” I asked rhetorically.
“…no” he sulked and buried his head in the pillow while I found my most smart-looking shirt and some black pants. I looked like such a nerd. I pulled my hair back into a ponytail and decided against wearing any make up.
“Wow..you look hot” Edward laughed sarcastically when he saw me.
“Shut up. I’m doing this for you” I snapped, throwing a pillow at him.
“Make me proud baby” he said, and kissed my lips briefly. I took in a deep breath and walked down stairs.
My parents were both in the kitchen, muttering profusely over something. They stopped immediately when I came in.
“Bella, honey, good morning” my mom greeted me, in a fluster. My dad frowned, rolled his eyes and walked out towards the sitting room.
“What’s up with him?” I asked.
“Oh…nothing” my mom brushed off. “What’s going on with you?”
I sighed and took a seat at the table, opposite her.
“Mom, I have something to discuss with you. I know how you and dad feel….about…Edward. But you have to know that this isn’t’ some stupid affair, this is real. I love him, and I’m happy with him. Isn’t that what you want? For me to be happy? We’re finding it really hard to be with each other when you two completely disapprove. I need to know that you support us. And to prove that, I was wondering if ye’d be cool with Edward coming over later on to hang out for awhile”
My mom didn’t show any emotion on her face, it was really hard to read her. Little did she know that that same boy was upstairs in my bedroom as we spoke.
“Bella, to be honest, I don’t care who you date, as long as he’s not abusive, addicted to anything, or beneath you. I don’t know much about Edward, apart from the fact that he’s handsome, I mean that hair? Wow! And those arms are to die for……but anyways, that’s beside the point. If you trust him and love him than that’s cool with me” she replied.
“Mom thank you so much!” I exclaimed, jumping up and hugging her.
“What’s going on here?” My dad asked, returning to the room.
“I was just telling mom how I want Edward to come over here later on—”
“ABSOLUTELY NOT!” My dad snapped.
“No Renee! I do not want my daughter anywhere near that Cullen boy. He’s bad news. And you know that too. That’s the problem, you’re weak.”
“There you go again, constantly undermining me—”
“I’m not undermining you, I’m stating a fact” My dad grated through his teeth.
“Look, it doesn’t matter what you say anymore. I love him dad, and nothing is going to stop us being together. It would sure be a hell of a lot easier if you just support us, but if not, then all I ask is…don’t get in our way later on” I said, and marched past him, back up to my room, trying to block out my parent’s yelling at each other.
My dad refused to be in the house while Edward was here, so he had gone out to the bar. My mom didn’t say much about it, but I think she was upset. She said hello to Edward, but that was about it.
We spent the day doing what we usually do: talking, laughing, making out, watching tv and making plans.
“Have you asked them about staying at Angela’s?” Edward asked.
“I figured I should tell Angela first, just in case she happens to run into them”
“Do it now then, she’s online” he pointed at my laptop, where Facebook was open. I left him on my bed and walked over to my table.
Hey Angela, listen, I was wondering if I could ask a huuuuge favor from you?
Hey Bella :) Yeah sure, no problem!
I kind of need a cover story for something I’m doing tonight, I’m telling my parents I’m staying at your house so could you just..play along? :)
Okey Dokey, will do! :) Let me guess, do these plans involve Edward? ;)
Speaking of lover boy, WHAT THE HELL? Why didn’t you tell me?
We didn’t tell anyone, it was all such a mess, I’m just glad it’s all out in the open now.
Well I’m happy for you Bella :) As unbelievably hard I find it to believe that Edward Cullen, your enemy, is now Edward Cullen, your boyfriend, I’m truly happy for you :)
Thank you Ang, it means a lot :) And thanks again for tonight, you’re a life saver!
Anytime Bells, anytime :)
“Sorted” I smiled back at Edward. Tonight was officially a go.
Later on - At the Cullen House - In Alice’s Room
“So Bella, are you ready for tonight?” Rosalie asked.
“I think so. I have a really cute outfit and—”
“Oh, I meant after the club” she winked.
“What do you mean?” I asked, blushing.
“I think you know. Edward and you will have the house to yourselves…for some…alone time”
“Wait, what? Alice where are you going?” I asked.
“Yeah and Emmett and I are staying with some of his friends, since we’re heading to Seattle tomorrow” Rosalie said.
“Oh, I didn’t realize we’d be alone” I said, looking at the ground.
“So…you gonna fuck?”
“Rosalie!” Alice exclaimed, blocking her ears. “I do not need to hear this”
“Whaat? I sleep with your brother and you’re fine with that”
“Yeah but I told you already, that’s just because I sleep with your brother, so we’re even. Bella and Edward’s sex life is off-limits” She insisted, thankfully.
“Fine” Rosalie pouted. “So what are you wearing tonight?”
I pulled out my outfit: skin-tight denim shorts with a white, lacy tank top which showed off plenty of cleavage and stopped at my belly button.
Alice wolf-whistled and Rosalie wiggled her eyebrows. “Someone’s whoring it up tonight” she laughed.
“No denial here” I laughed back.
Within an hour we were all dressed. I had to admit, I looked good. My hair was wavy and came down to the middle of my back. My eyes were done up with a smoky eyeshadow and my foundation was flawless. My skin looked tanned and my legs looked long. I had pulled out all the stops for Edward tonight. I just hoped it was worth it.
Angry was an understatement. I felt like kicking myself in the nuts for ever sleeping with any of those girls. Especially Lauren. What the hell was I thinking?
Bella went home around 7, to prevent her parents from questioning her whereabouts. They were still pretty uptight about our relationship, as were mine. On the bright side, at least another member of my family was on my side now.
I ran into Alice when I dashed downstairs for a midnight snack. She seemed to be doing to same. Pfft, and she always droned on about eating healthy and being fit.
“Edward, what are you doing down here?” she hissed.
“Same reason as you” I chuckled, eyeing the bag of chips in her hand.
She smirked and shrugged her shoulders in defeat.
“Listen, I’m actually glad I ran into you. I don’t know how to being to thank you for what you did today—”
“Please don’t thank me. That would mean that I’ve been decent and honorable and we both know that I have been nothing of the sort lately. I’m so sorry for all the hostility. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of you and Bella. I mean, you two..hated…each other, like 2 months ago. I gotta ask, what changed that?”
“I guess I just never realized the kind of person she is”
“Well I can understand that but—” Alice started, but seemed to shut herself up. “Never mind”
“Come on Alice, finish what you were going to say. You can’t understand why Bella would change her mind about me?” I smirked.
“Well…I mean…you know I love ya Edward, but you didn’t like Bella because you thought she was annoying and you realized that she isn’t. Bella didn’t like you because she thought you were a man whore…and…well you are. So..it’s just a little confusing”
“I’ll admit, I have been stupid in the past, but I’m not that person anymore. Look at me, I’m in a meaningful relationship now, who would have ever thought? The truth is, I love Bella and I’m not going to do anything to screw it up”
“That’s great Edward” Alice smiled and hugged me. “Especially because if you do hurt her, I have an obligation, as her best friend, to kick your ass” she whispered in my ear before strolling up the stairs.
“HEY! You took the chips!” I yelled after her.
Edward came through on his word. All of the girls in the locker room were called into the office the next morning. The ones who weren’t involved were treated as witnesses. I knew that Alice would stick up for me, but I was quite surprised that all had my back too. I mean, they were just telling the truth, but I would have thought that they’d be too afraid of Lauren.
Speaking of Lauren, she got quite the slap in the face. All of the whores insisted that it was all her idea and she made them do it. Every single one of them sold out on her, which was exactly what she deserved. They all got detention for 2 weeks but Lauren got suspended for a month.
A full month without Lauren. Now that was something I could get used to. But even though she was gone, the damage she did was still there.
As I pulled up at school the next morning everyone was whispering, staring at me. I had expected this, so I made an extra effort to look cute today, wearing a pale blue sweater with some skinny jeans and black boots.
“Is it true? Are you…..dating Edward Cullen?” a girl I didn’t recognize asked me as I was putting my books in my locker.
“Umm…do I know you?”
“JUST Answer the question!” she shrieked. I raised my eyebrows at her and turned to walk away. I was relieved when I saw Edward standing in front of me.
“Things are pretty weird today, huh?” he laughed.
“It’s not funny” I insisted, hitting his arm. “Everyone is either yelling at me or whispering about me”
“Let ‘em whisper, it means you’re more interesting than their own lives” he laughed, putting his arm around me as we walked down the hall.
“Okay well now you’re asking for trouble” I smirked, grabbing hold of his hand on my shoulder.
“Yep, I’m an attention seeker” he shrugged.
“Well congrats, you’ve go it” I pointed out, notching all the heads turning. Edward simply smiled and shook it off.
“So listen, there’s this club that’s opening tomorrow night. A bunch of people are going, what do you say?” he asked.
“Sounds cool. I don’t know if my parents will let me though, I mean, if I come back drunk—-“
“Well tell them you’re staying at Angela’s”
“Angela is studying 24/7 these days. There’s no way she’d come out or agree to a sleepover”
“I just said to tell your parents you’re staying there, but you can actually stay at my house. My parents are gone all weekend so it’s no biggy”
“I guess, and what with Alice and I being friends again—”
“That’s great and all, but I was actually thinking you could stay with me for the night” Edward said.
I smiled to myself as we kept walking. That idea was very appealing, but I knew what it meant.
Yeah but when I do that I’m afraid the other bugs will band together and try to get revenge on me :/
Don’t kill me but I’m giving up Fine Line. I’m just not feeling it anymore and it’s too much hassle sorry :(
HAHA JUST KIDDING :L No, seriously, I’m not giving it up. But it will be a while before I have the next chapter out because I am a busy mofo. I honestly don’t have a chance to do it for the next few days, and then I go back to school on Monday. I’ll try to post it during the week I go back to school, but I have very little time. So…be prepared. It may not be posted until next Friday/Saturday/Sunday :/
That awkward moment when you have 879503956794202384945 things and you didn’t read that number just now
(A/N: Thanks for your support guys :) Just keep those reviews coming. This chapter was a bit delayed because I got hardly any reviews on the last chapter)
Alice somehow managed to get the two of us a sick leave and drove me back to her house.
“Are you hurt?” she asked, after a few minutes of silence in her car.
“Uh…no. My lip’s a little busted, but I’m fine” I replied, timidly. She waited until we had gotten inside and sat down to talk again. She let out a deep sigh and turned to face me on the couch.
“Bella, I am so sorry” she said sincerely. “I have been such an idiot and I…ugh I don’t even know where to begin.”
“Alice, I get it. I’ve been wanting to talk to you for so long, but I..I just didn’t know what—” I said, beginning to tear up.
“I feel the same way, I just can’t even—-” Alice said, also eating up.
“Alice can we just—-“
“Yes, yes we can” she moaned. The next few minutes were pretty embarrassing. We were both extremely emotional so there were some tears, a lot of hugging and some laughter. Eventually we straightened ourselves up and were ready to talk for real.
“I think the thing that made me the angriest was the fact you didn’t tell me”
“I wanted to, I did. But it seemed like every time I tried, something got in the way”
“That something was probably my big gob. I never gave you a chance to speak”
“Don’t blame this all on yourself. Look I think it’s safe to say that neither of us have been good friends lately. Can we just go back to how we were?” I asked, hopefully.
“Sounds good to me” Alice smiled and we hugged once more.
“So, just for my own peace of mind, how did this start?” she asked.
“Well…remember that kiss in the closet? That was Edward”
“SHUT UP!” Alice shrieked. I laughed at her reaction and nodded.
“Yeah and then we kind of just flirted after that until we—-“
“Yeah Bella I don’t actually want the details” Alice smirked.
“Oh, sorry. This is gonna take some getting used to” I giggled.
“So…have you two…..” Alice spouted, awkwardly.
“Oh..um..no, no we haven’t” I assured her. She raised her eyebrows, obviously surprised.
We talked and talked for what felt like forever. I couldn’t get over how easily it had worked out. It felt just like old times, and for once, I felt like my life had been sorted out. But then, Alice made me remember that my life was not as squeaky clean as I thought.
“So what are you gonna do about all of those bitches?” she asked.
“Ugh, I don’t know. What should I do? I mean, I want them to get punished, but part of me thinks that I shouldn’t stir the pot anymore, and just leave it be, let it die now”
“Bella you can’t let them get away with it. I’ll be your witness if you want to tell the principal tomorrow”
“But he can’t exactly expel them all. Plus, you used violence too. What if they try to drag you down with them?”
“Pfft, you think I’ d let that happen?”
“I guess not” I laughed.
“Well, whatever you decide I’ll support you. But you should know that Edward is gonna walk through that door any minute and he’ll no doubt be fuming”
I looked up at the clock on the wall and realized that she was right. School had finished and Edward would have surely heard about the incident. Hell, the whole school has probably heard about it.
“And actually, now that I mention it” Alice said, looking at her watch, “3….2….1”
Exactly on cue Edward burst through the door, Emmett not too far behind him.
“WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?” he yelled, barging his way over to us.
“Nice to see you too Edward” I smiled sarcastically.
“Bella cut the crap. What happened? Are you hurt? Do you have a concussion? Did they kick you? Did they pull out any of your hair? Oh my God you’re going bald, aren’t you? Oh God is your arm broken? How’s your wrist? Can you write? OH MY GOD YOU’RE BLIND! Oh where’s the humanity?”
“EDWARD! Ssshhhhh” I clasped my hand around his mouth and he collapsed into the couch.
“Well that was fun” Emmett laughed. I rolled my eyes at him and turned back to Edward.
“They attacked me in the locker room. Lauren was behind it. But I got in a few good punches too. Mind you, who knows where I’d be if it wasn’t for Alice?” I smiled to Alice.
Edward sat up on the couch and looked over at his sister. She shrugged and held up her fists.
“What can I say? I’m tough” she said, blowing her fists.
“So..you two are..” Edward hinted, obviously asking if we were friends again. Alice and I stared at him as if we didn’t have a clue what he was talking about.
“You know…ye’re not…ye’re all..smiles and hugs….you’ve sorted out..” he continued awkwardly.
“Yes Edward, we’re friends again” Alice laughed.
“That’s great news. But seriously, I can’t wait to get even with those bitches” Edward glared.
“Oh come on, please don’t go all manly on me. Just leave this to the girls” I insisted.
“Edward! Enough” I said.
“Fine” he pouted.
Later that evening Edward and I retired up to his room while Alice went to meet with Jasper.
“I’m so sorry Bella. You were right. This is all my fault” he pouted.
“Please don’t go blaming yourself. I was messing when I said that. It’s Lauren. She’s not gonna rest until she’s taken me down. Which is why I have to do something about it. Tomorrow I’ll go to the principal and tell her everything”
“Thank God” Edward sighed and kissed me gently. As he kissed me, I felt a tear fall from my eye.
“Bella, what’s up?” Edward asked, worried.
“I just…I’ve never felt…so…defenseless” I whined. “I know I put on a brave face today, but that was mainly to patch things up with Alice. I was so frickin’ scared” I cried.
Edward hugged me tightly into his chest. “It’s over now. I won’t let it happen again. I promise” he kissed the top of my head. We spent the rest of the evening cuddling on the bed and talking.