I don't own twilight
Sliding into that booth at Cullen's bar I felt my heart beating wildly in my chest. I swallowed nervously looking around the crowded area. I was looking for one person in particular. But it wasn't her I was nervous to meet. I tapped my finger on the table top.
"Can I get you anything?" I jumped and looked over at the startled waitress who was standing by my table. "Miss are you okay?"
"Yeah," I swallowed. "I'm fine. I'll take a coke please."
"Coming right up." She smiled before walking away, and once again I was left in my little bubble, my mind running wild with all the possibilities of this meeting. I really should have taken Alice up on her offer to come with me. But I had figured that I should do this by myself. I mean you only get to to meet you're future step father for the first time once right.
"Here you go." The waitress who I noticed was named Bree slipped my coke in front of me.
"Thanks." I tried to smile but I couldn't, the butterflies were wild in my stomach and then I saw her blond hair, and who I assumed would be Emmett Cullen and I felt like I was going to pass out.
"BELLA." Blond hair came flying at me and I was quickly engulfed into a hug. "Oh baby I missed you so much." She kissed my cheek before pulling away. "Baby this is Emmett Cullen. She took the man's hand and smiled. I looked at him. Tall. Curly black hair, built very built and I swallowed.
When my mother had called and told me she had met a man three months ago, soon after I'd went away for my sophomore year of school I'd said that's great. I'm happy for you. What I wasn't expecting was for her to call me right before I packed to come home for Christmas break and tell me that she was getting married. I'd dropped the phone and I think I may have blacked out for a second. Married. My mother married.
Don't get me wrong Rosalie Hale was a beautiful woman, and a wonderful mother but married. I never thought I'd see the day. Because it had always just been me and her, since the day I'd been born to the scared seventeen year old. We'd grown up together. More friends than mother and daughter. So I agreed to meet her at a bar before coming home because let's face it that would have been awkward meeting the future step dad the moment I walked into the house. And now here I stood her clutching his hand and him looking like he may be just as scared as I was.
"Any relation to the person who owns this bar?" I asked noticing that his name was the same as the one over the door.
"My younger brother actually."
"Oh." I didn't know what else to say so I just slide into the booth and they slide in across from me.
"Yeah just down the street. EC mechanics that's how your mom and me met I was fixing her car." I snorted into my coke looking over at my mother who had the grace to blush. Because if there was one thing Rosalie Hale could do it was fix a car. No she clearly had alliterative motives going into that garage that day. I smirked and winked at her. Her secret would stay safe with me. "And you're in college?"
"Yeah UW I know it's not far, heck I'm still in the same city but between my class work, and my shifts at the local pub well I haven't had time to meet you sorry." Okay so that may have been a small lie. I could have made time to come and see them. I was only five miles out, but I didn't really want to meet the new boyfriend. Not that I didn't want my mother to be happy I did but I didn't want the drama this man could bring. I never expected her to get engaged to him after three months though. But then again, impulsive was the name of Rosalie most of the time. The fact that she was engaged shouldn't surprise me. this was the same woman who bought a floral shop with the money her father had left her and didn't even blink twice. Sure she'd made a success out of it but still she didn't even consider anything for all she knew she could have sank.
And how do you like it?" I shook my head so lost in thought I hadn't even realized Emmett had asked me a question.
"it's okay tiring most of the time and of course I'll be going for my masters later."
"What are you studying?"
"psychology ." I drained my coke and sat it aside. "So when is the wedding?"
"We wanted to talk to you about that." Mom cut in and that's when I noticed that look in my mother's eyes. I started to get that feeling in my stomach again.
"Well we were figuring we'd get married on Valentine's Day won't that be romantic?" Her face shined with just the thought of it.
"Valentine's day as in this Valentine's day?" I tried to not hyperventilate but come on that was less then two months away. Being engaged was one thing but married in less than five months since the time they met.
"Yes this Valentine's day." She smiled and I didn't want to dash her happiness. But seriously this Valentine's Day. I tried to smile I really did but I know it came out weak.
"Sounds good I guess we have a lot of work to do. Now if you'll excuse me I have to use the restroom." I tried to sound cheerful as I slide out of the booth. I knew my hands were starting to shake. What was I supposed to do with this information in less then two months I'd have a step father. Sure I was mostly out of the house and I certainly didn't need a father figure. I snorted at the very thought. "Shit." I mumbled to myself would this man expect to have a say in my life would he try to act like a father, I sure as hell hoped not. I was almost twenty one I didn't need a father. I was so lost in my own thoughts that I didn't even notice the man in front of me until I ran straight into him.
"Miss are you okay, are you lost?"
I shook my head looking up into the green eyes of the most beautiful man I'd ever seen. "No I'm… " I looked around how the hell had I made it into this man's office I don't even remember opening the door I wrinkled my nose. "Okay maybe I am lost. Sorry I'm just a little distracted I was trying to find the bathroom how I ended up here I have no idea."
He chuckled his laugh rich and deep and oh so yummy "That's okay the bathrooms down the hall and too your left"
"Thanks." I smiled turning to go but a hand on my arm stopped me.
"Are you okay? I mean besides being distracted."
"Oh yeah, I'm fine just got an information overload is all." I sighed.
"Well how about I send you out a shot to get yourself over the overload."
I laughed. "As great as that would be I'm underage."
I could see the shock on his face. "Okay then cheese fries, I promise I have the best cheese fries."
" Oh and how would the owner feel about you giving out free food?" I smirked.
"Considering I am the owner I don't think he'd mind." He winked. And I started to hyperventilate if this was the owner that meant he was Emmett's brother and if he was Emmett's brother that meant he was my soon to be uncle, and oh fuck my soon to be uncle was sex on a stick, and was that wrong to think. I'm pretty sure that thought should be illegal. I started to laugh hysterically. I was laughing so hard I fell down on the floor.
"Okay now I don't think you're okay." He squatted down next to me and went to help me up. As soon as I was standing I wiped the tears from my eyes.
"No I'm fine just the world has a wicked sense of humor. So that would make you Edward Cullen."
"Yes. And you who are you mystery lady?"
"See I really don't want to tell you that."
"Oh and why not?"
"Because I just don't. That would make these thoughts running through my head oh so wrong." I slapped a hand over my mouth heat radiating from my cheeks. I couldn't believe I'd just said that.
He threw back his head and laughed coming closer to me, invading my space and as he leaned closer his hot breath sailed across my face. "And what kind of thoughts are those?" He whispered. His voice like honey. Smooth and soothing.
"Thoughts I shouldn't be having not only because you must be at least ten years older then me but also because I just shouldn't." I wouldn't tell him that my mom was marrying his brother, maybe in some odd twisted logic, that if I didn't say it, it wouldn't make it true.
"Well mystery girl what if I'm having the same thoughts as you and what if I don't care who you are. While as long as you're not married that is. You're not married are you mystery girl?" He reached up and twisted a lock of my hair around his finger. I shook my head numbly. "Engaged?" again I shook my head. "In a relationship?" another shake of my head. His green eyes looking deeply into mine, the lust I saw there made me feel powerful I'd never felt like this with anyone before. For just a second I wished I could be impulsive like my mother. Oh how I wished for that, because if I was I would have kissed him and the consequences be damned. But I wasn't. I couldn't, for one I wasn't as brave as my mother, and for another I just wouldn't go there. " then I don't see a problem." He whispered his lips close to mine. I swallowed oh how I wanted this man to kiss me and I'd just met him all of ten minutes ago and that was just plain crazy. Just then there was knock on the door. "Saved by the knock Mystery girl." He whispered pulling away and opening the door to reveal my mom and Emmett standing on the other side.
"Edward have you seen…." Emmett's words trailed off as he spied me over his brother's shoulder. I could feel my mother's eyes on me. I could see the calculated look in them the smirk on the face.
"Have I seen what Emmett?"
"I was going to ask if you've seen Bella but I can clearly see you have." Emmett nodded to me and Edward turned bewildered eyes to me.
"Bella, as in Bella Hale future step niece?"
"I guess you could call me that." I bit my lip trying not to laugh."Sorry I got a bit lost." I said looking over at my mom and Emmett. "Edward found me."
"Yeah." Edward said I noticed his Adam's apple bob.
"Oh well we're getting ready to leave are you coming home with us?" Mom asked.
"No my car's here so I'll just drive home in a few I still have to go to the bathroom anyway got a little lost after all."
"Okay Sweetie we'll see you at home." Mom stepped forward and kissed my cheek. I nodded
"Good to meet you Emmett."
"Yeah you too Bella we'll see you at home." It felt so weird to hear him call it home. I just nodded. As soon as they were gone I looked at Edward.
"I told you it wasn't a good idea" I said.
"Yeah well I wasn't expecting that one." He swallowed. "Either your mother had you really young or she's a lot older then I thought. I knew she had a kid but I was expecting a young kid."
"She was seventeen and if she had a young kid don't you think you would have met said child before now?"
"Not really I've only met her two times both times Emmett brought her here for dinner and I just figured someone was watching the girl well I guess you."
I couldn't help laughing at that. "Sorry to disappoint you. Now I think I really should be going." I smirked getting ready to leave the office. He stopped me though his hand over mine on the door knob.
"What if I don't care?" He whispered against my ear causing me to shiver.
I turned to look at him. "We aren't related by blood, sure my brother will be your step father but well you're out of the house at college so." He shrugged.
"Yeah that doesn't make anything awkward." I snorted.
"Not if we don't let it." He smirked and oh how I wanted to give in. I wanted to give in so badly. "Bella." He came closer to me. I felt his hand on my cheek. I swallowed. "Unless you stop me right now I'm going to kiss you." And I thought about it I really did and for once I threw caution to the wind and I let him kiss me. And it was like no other kiss I'd never had. I'd heard about fireworks before but I'd never experienced them until Edward kissed me and I wanted to drown in him and this was crazy, but at the moment I didn't care. With his lips against mine I let my self be selfish for just a second, let myself get lost in the sensations for once .I'd figure out the rest in the morning for now I'd take what I wanted. Me and Edward and this tiny office, and I'd pretend that I wasn't the usual shy mouse and that he wasn't soon to be my uncle and that all the forces in the universe didn't seem to be against us. Yes for this moment I'd give in.
A/N Well what a tangled web Bella finds herself in. what do you think? Review if you like it.