|Dreaming of you
Author: jemster23 PM
When critic Bella is roped into interviewing Hollywood actor Edward Cullen, he is anything but the arrogant star she expected him to be.Even more surprising is the fact that he genuinely seems to like her.Is it too good to be true or can dreams come true?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 13 - Words: 89,905 - Reviews: 515 - Favs: 568 - Follows: 242 - Updated: 12-30-10 - Published: 11-01-09 - Status: Complete - id: 5482780
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Having re-read this story, it has come to my attention that there were a ridiculous number of errors in terms of grammar and punctuation.
So, starting from the beginning I will be reposting this story each chapter at a time to iron out the problems. For all you wonderful people who liked the original; don't worry, there are no major plot changes or anything like that. Just some corrections, and a few extra bits that hopefully make the story read better.
Special mention to the wonderful Kirsten for finding the time to go through this story with me.
Dreaming of you.
Summary: When newspaper critic, Bella Swan is roped into interviewing Hollywood heartthrob Edward Cullen, she is surprised to find that he is anything but the arrogant, cocky, and demanding star she expected him to be.
Instead he turns out to be charming, and charismatic. But even more surprising, is the fact that he genuinely seems to like her. Is it all too good to be true, or can dreams really come true?
Disclaimer:I own nothing; this is just my take on the characters from twilight.
By now, you think I would be unaffected by his beauty, but regardless of that logic, my heart still did an involuntary leap in my chest as I glanced down at the picture that accompanied my article.
Though in all honesty, the picture really didn't do justice to what was, without doubt, the most handsome face I had ever come across; a face that not three days ago, I had the privilege of being graced with for over two hours.
Painfully, it already seemed like weeks ago.
As I began reading, I smiled fondly as the memory of that day came flooding back to me.
THE REAL EDWARD CULLEN - by Isabella Swan.
When I first met Edward Cullen you would think I would have been prepared for his breathtaking good looks.
And sure, I had heard many great tales of the handsome actor, the current toast of Hollywood and sure-fire box office gold!
You hear many stories in the press, glamorising actors and actresses and the world in which they live. That said there are many things the media leave out, or mislead you on.
Like the myth that convinces you that airbrushing is a miracle worker, capable of turning what is already an extremely handsome guy into a Greek god.
But that's the surprising and downright frustrating thing about Edward Cullen.
In the flesh he is as handsome, if not even more impossibly beautiful than any photographer could ever capture. And that's saying something, considering the truly spectacular back catalogue of pictures that are currently doing the rounds in numerous gossip magazines.
With his high cheekbones, strong jaw line, and unruly almost bronze like hair, he is simply too beautiful to put into words.
Obviously that is the physical side of him that you are all familiar with, but what of the man behind the breathtaking good looks and perfectly crooked smile?
This leads you to my aim for this interview, my main objective being to discover the man behind the impossibly beautiful face.
Many girls swoon for his looks, but I was determined to maintain my integrity. Looks would only get him so far, and if he expected to sweet talk me then he was going to be sourly disappointed.
That aside, where do you start when describing what could possibly be the most astonishing man in existence?
Maybe I should start at the beginning...
The truth is, I will admit that I went into the interview with a few reservations, preconceptions almost.
I assumed he would be your typical arrogant A- list actor; rude and cocky, with an ego that made it difficult for him to fit through the door. But in hindsight, how wrong could I have been?
I expected to dislike him the instant I set eyes on him, but the moment I did he managed to contradict all my preconceptions before he had even uttered a single word and even managed to dazzle me with his good looks!
You would be forgiven for jumping to conclusions, in thinking that despite my strong words, I was mesmerized by his looks. But there you would be mistaken.
All it took for me to become an infatuated fan girl was one simple insignificant gesture, so tiny it barely measures, but what ultimately was my downfall.
What was it, I hear you ask?
Simple. He stood when I entered the room and pulled my chair out for me. Such old fashioned manners left me temporarily speechless!
In my entire four years of living in London, not one guy has ever offered me their seat on the tube. Not one! Let alone anything else.
Even during the countless times I struggled on the train with heavy bags, no one ever offered to help. They would quite happily watch you struggle or, as often was the case for me, trip and stumble my way along the platform. Instead they would curse you under their breath for slowing them down.
I very much doubted that Edward was as selfish, but as I would later discover, he is no ordinary man.
In a time where manners and common courtesy have been forgotten, there is something distinctively noble, almost chivalrous about Edward Cullen.
The fact of the matter is that he is the perfect gentleman. Its almost like he's from another time with his grace and mannerisms. As a result you can't help but fall for his charm. There's something distinctly old-school about his gentlemanly manner and respect, something he later to attributed to his upbringing and remarkable parents. I can't help but think it's a great pity there aren't as many parents out there like Mr and Mrs Cullen.
Some cynics may argue that it's all an impressive act to get unsuspecting easy targets like myself to buy into the illusion; subsequently manipulating us into spending our money on products and franchises that he endorses.
And sure, they are correct in one aspect. He is an amazing actor, a fact I later investigated when he called me up on my embarrassing lack of knowledge on his work.
It should have been awkward and uncomfortable to admit my failure, but he soon saved my blushes and eased my embarrassment instantly.
That's one of the most amazing things about him; he is 100% genuine. He's not trying to impress or fool anyone. It's just Edward Cullen: naturally charming and irresistible. Even a 22 year old columnist like myself is not immune to his charms.
But back to the interview. After our initial introductions, we went for coffee in a local cafe down the road. I am happy to report that he shuns mass retailers like Starbucks or Costa Coffee. Oh no, it seems Edward prefers quiet little greasy spoon cafés! I shouldn't really be surprised; he has an ability to constantly surprise me.
After we settled down with our drinks at a small table tucked away in the corner, I began with my interrogation. Surprisingly, he was easy going and open minded, as we casually got through my mountain of questions.
I planned on interrogating him with gruelling, trying questions designed to push his tolerance and test his patience. But he was unmoving, only answering each question in the light-hearted and graceful way that I had come to expect from him.
It felt natural and was more like we were old friends chatting, rather than interviewer and interviewee.
Away from the camera's, he's shy and retiring. Nothing like the overconfident, megalomaniac some may assume him to be. He is modest of his success and speaks of it with great surprise. Its almost like he doesn't truly believe his success. None more obvious than when he talks of his big break, which he puts down to luck and good fortune- something I would adamantly deny.
And now to the question I'm sure many of you have all been dying to read.
Is he single?
Well, ladies, I'm sorry to say that when asked, he remained pretty tight-lipped and was reluctant to be drawn on his personal life.
Though he did divulge that he is single, and rubbished rumours that he is currently dating fellow celebrity Tanya Denali.
He later went on to admit that he is reluctant to drag anyone else into his chaotic lifestyle right now. In his own words, "I find it hard to cope sometimes, let alone lead someone else into the chaos that is my life."
As for the type of girl he goes for, he claims he doesn't have a particular type, only the dream of someone unaffected by his fame. Quite possibly a normal girl? Like I told him, I don't think he will be short of offers. So, ladies, be prepared to form an orderly queue!
As the interview continued, I learnt all the charming and wonderful things that make Edward Cullen so unique. It seems he is full of surprises and everything, from his pet hates, to his love of classical music, only adds to his appeal.
By the end, were laughing like old friends, and I will confess to being genuinely sad that our time together was coming to an end. Even at end, he was considerate, insisting that he paid for our drinks.
Despite my protests that it was on my company's money, he was relentless.
"Humour me?" he pleaded, offering me that ridiculously contagious smile, and just like that, he dazzled me into submission.
If only I knew how to perfect that particular look.
On his way out, he offered me his trademark crooked grin and I couldn't help thinking that maybe this celebrity journalism thing wasn't so bad after all.
So to all mothers out there, the next time your infatuated teenage daughter begs you to give her money, so she can go to the cinema or purchase his latest release. Let her! Because trust me on this, there are not many charming and honourable men like Edward Cullen in Hollywood for her to be besotted with.
Coming to the end I was pleased with what I had achieved.
I remembered the difficulty I had in remaining impartial. It was a big ask but I managed, the words seemingly writing themselves to the point where I couldn't stop them flowing.
I left nothing out in my analysis of the real of Edward Cullen. The only part I failed to submit was the fact that he had got to me a lot more than I was willing to let on.
It was hopeless, but I couldn't deny my attraction to him. A small part of me would always think fondly of our time together and I had no doubt that a part of my heart stayed with him the moment I left.
The depressing part was that I wasn't sure I would ever get it back...
However, instead of wallowing in self-pity about my needs and wants to see him again, I said goodbye to the gorgeous actor. The most stunning, kind and gentle man I had ever met; a man who I never expected to see again, except for maybe in my dreams.
AN: Okay so I was a reluctant to put this out there having seen so many 'famous Edward' stories out there. Anyhow I'm going to give it a go.
I would love to hear what you think. hint hint:)