Chapter four: Flirting in Biology (Who knew that Biology could be so stimulating?!)
Beta'd by Emily (boo1414)
It was the next day. Both the boys and the girls were getting ready for school. Isabella had bags under her eyes as she hadn't gotten much sleep that night. Alice helped her hide the bags with make up and got ready for school. Normally Isabella didn't want Alice doing her make-up or picking out her clothes, but she didn't have the energy to fight her that morning.
Now that Edward was attending the same school, Isabella wanted to give herself a little boost; do something to feel good about herself. She wore a royal blue mini skirt and a light pink top that accentuated her breasts. It wasn't over the top, it was just enough.
Edward decided on some dark denim jeans and a black shirt that showed off his physique. He even wore the letterman jacket he earned from his other school. Jazz wore a simple country outfit, from his old white t shirt down to his well worn cowboy boots.
Jazz texted Alice and told her they would meet the girls at the school office; he and Edward needed to get their class schedules.
Once the boys arrived, Edward already knew the girls at school would be looking their way. Neither of them had trouble in the girl department...Jazz was a country gentleman and Edward was his cocky but gentle self. It didn't hurt that he had green eyes and sexy hair the girls wanted to run their fingers through.
Both men got out of Edward's Volvo; they wore their dark shades and walked toward the office. Edward noticed right away that the girls were looking; whispering and pointing as he smiled and looked ahead. Jazz ignored them just the same.
They had just received their schedules when Alice and Isabella walked into the front office. Jazz greeted Alice with a smile-his southern accent made her giddy.
"Hello, darlin," he said as he hugged her; she squealed with excitement.
Edward looked at Isabella, smiling at her as his eyes took in her outfit. He would be lying if he said he didn't like what he saw. But he also knew she was family and supposed to be off limits.
"Hey, Isabella, you look really pretty today," he said in his velvet voice, trying to remember they were related. She sighed, thinking she would love to kiss those lips of his, but then realized what she was contemplating.
Clearing her throat she replied,"Good morning, Edward. You look good, too." Yummy is more like it! she thought. Okay Bella, get over it already!
The girls looked at their schedules and discovered they had quite a few classes with the boys, including the same lunch. They all walked to their lockers to get what they needed for their first class.
Isabella saw how the girls at school were eye fucking Edward as he walked by. She groaned, not liking it at all. Edward heard her groan and chuckled lowly to himself. Hmm...he thought. Interesting.
He put his hand on the small of her back and asked, "Shall we go to our first class?" with a hint of flirtation in his voice. All four of them walked to their first class together-Biology.
Edward sat next to Bella, while Alice sat between her best friend and Jazz. Bella was getting tired of Jessica and Lauren eyeing Edward. He smiled at the girls, not wanting to be rude, and they giggled.
But then Edward saw the hurt in Isabella's eyes. He hated that he was the cause of her unhappiness. Luckily the teacher came in and started class, introducing Edward and Jazz and asking everyone to make them feel welcome. Since the foursome were sitting next to each other, they were made lab partners: Jazz with Alice and Edward with Bella.
They were told to look for a certain stage of mitosis and write it down. They had to share the same microscope, putting them in close proximity.
Edward said in a quiet voice, "You'd think they would give us something a little drier to look at," after he'd looked through the wet stuff on the slide.
Isabella whispered back, "What do you mean, wet?" Just thinking of that made her thoughts go where they shouldn't. The wetness in her panties increased just sitting next to Edward. He smelled so good, like cinnamon.
He darted his green eyes to her and said, "I don't know...it just seems like wetness is all around us, don't you think?" His voice was a little huskier than he wanted it to sound, but after remembering his wet dream of Isabella, it came up, just like his cock. He was getting a semi just sitting close to her.
She smiled and laughed a little. The day had started out dry, but eventually the clouds rolled in and it started to rain. She looked outside and said, "Yeah, I know what you mean. It started out nice today, and now it's rainy and wet.
He looked into the microscope. "Ugh! I can't even tell what this is; I'm usually good at this." Frustrated, he backed away, then looked again. This was the first time he hadn't been able to tell what it was. He looked at Isabella, his voice dropping a little lower. " I can't tell what this is, it's a little harder now. Could you check it for me?"
He saw her breathing become more laboured and she swallowed, hard. She moved in closer to Edward and peeked into the instrument. The thought of checking Edward's cock to see if it was hard made Bella's stomach do flip flops.
He got closer to her ear and whispered, "Well, what do you think?"
She backed away and said quietly, "Edward, it's prophase."
He looked at it again. Why hadn't he seen that before? "You're right, it is prophase." he replied.
She giggled and shook her head as she began to write their answer down. He poked her in the ribs, making her gasp.
"Stop it." she said, smiling at Edward.
He grinned and poked her again, only this time he added a tickle.
She scolded him quietly. "Edward, I mean it! Stop."
Breathing in her ear, he whispered back, "So...the truth comes out; Isabella Swan is ticklish." He poked her in the ribs again, making her giggle.
"Edward, seriously. And yes, I am ticklish, among other things." She couldn't believe she let it slip out. She tried to hide it, but Edward wasn't letting it go. He was amused by her comment and wanted to know what she meant.
"What did you mean, 'among other things'?" He asked, his eyes darkening. "Dear, sweet Isabella...what else could you possibly be?" He leaned in closer, the atmosphere between them shifting. All silliness gone, Edward looked in her eyes and said, "Are you wet? Is that it, Isabella? Did I make you...wet?"
She whispered back, "maybe."
Edward looked positively predatory at her admission. "Just so you know, Isabella, you're not the only one with those kinds of thoughts. I dreamt of you last night. I had you against the wall in the kitchen as we made out. It was hot. So hot that I came, Isabella. Just at the thought of you."
Just then the bell rang, interrupting their moment. Isabella gasped, grabbing her books and backpack, she quickly ran out of the classroom.
Edward, realizing what he had done, shoved his chair back hard. He grabbed his books and ran out of the room into the boys restroom. He slammed the stall door closed and started banging his head against it.
Shit! Shit! Did that just happen? Please tell me I didn't make a pass at my cousin again. Oh God, please tell me it was another dream.
"Edward? Are you in here?" He heard Jasper's voice calling him.
"Yes!" He called in reply.
Jasper stopped in front of his stall and asked, "What the heck happened between you and Bella that made her run out of class like that?"
Oh good lord, it wasn't a fucking dream. It actually happened. Fuck! Edward was beyond frustrated.
"Edward, you can talk to me. Come on out here and talk to me, dude." Jasper said in a pleading voice.
Edward texted Jasper to make sure they were alone in the bathroom. "Yes, Edward, we're alone. Now come on out and talk to me."
Jazz backed away from the stall and Edward came out, flustered. His jaw was clenched and he was grinding his teeth.
"So...what happened?" Jazz asked again.
Edward looked right at his buddy. "What do you think happened, man? I just came out and told Bella, my own cousin, that I had a wet dream about her, that's what!" Edward spat angrily.
Jasper was stunned by Edward's admission. "Oh." He didn't know what else to say. He knew Edward had feelings for Isabella, but had no idea they were that strong.
"Oh, you say? Oh? This is serious, Jazz." Edward growled, pulling at his hair.
Jazz laughed. He didn't mean to, but it all just seemed funny somehow. Who would have thought Edward would fall in love with his cousin...of all the girls in the world.
"I'm sorry, Edward. You're right, this isn't funny. But you have to admit, this is…"
Edward snapped at him, saying, "Wrong? Just utterly creepy, and flat out wrong, right Jazz?" Edward wanted so much for Jazz to tell him this was all normal. But it wasn't normal.
"Look, man, you need to calm down. Maybe it's not as bad as you think."
"Not as bad...are you kidding me? You were right there, Jazz. You saw what happened. My cousin just ran out of the room, creeped out by me! How can I face her again?"
Jazz stood against the wall, deep in thought. He looked Edward in the eye and replied, "Edward, it's not really as bad as you think. In fact, it's quite the opposite."
Edward looked at his friend as he tried to read his face. As much as he tried, he couldn't.
"What do you mean?"
Jazz laid it out on the line for Edward. "She has the hots for you, too, Edward." Jasper said with a big smile on his face.
Edward relaxed a bit. He'd been angry with himself for coming on to her as if she was a regular girl, and not his cousin. But now...he wasn't so sure.
"And? Is there anything else?" Edward asked, hopeful.
"Let's just say, the girl likes you the same way you like her, Edward. But she's also confused about her feelings for you...because you are related to each other. Alice and I talked during Bio, Edward. Alice confided in me that Isabella does indeed like you, but she's too embarrassed and shy to admit it."
Edward relaxed even more. His smile turned into a smirk. "So...my cousin has feelings for me, is that what you're saying? As in more than just friends or relatives?"
Jazz smiled back and nodded. "That's exactly what I'm saying. The question is, are you going to pursue her, or not?"
Edward didn't know what to think. He wanted Isabella more than he'd wanted anyone. But how could he pursue her when she was family? How could this all work out for them? He was more confused now than he'd ever been in his life.
The bell rang to alert everyone it was time for third period. Great! Now they'd just skipped second period; not a good first impression to make.
"I don't know, Jazz. I mean….yes I do have feelings for her, but...maybe I should start this slow. You know, as friends, and see where it goes from there. I don't want to make any hasty decisions right now. But first, I need to apologize to her."
Jazz nodded as they left the bathroom and walked toward the lockers to meet the girls. Alice and Jasper left Bella and Edward to talk alone. Bella shyly looked into Edward's eyes.
A/N: So...there was some flirting going on between the two...so why exactly did Isabella run out of class from Edward? What will happen when the cousins talk about what happened? Wait until next Friday!