A.N* I had a dream the other day and though it's stars weren't Edward and Bella, I thought of no better way to tell this new story than on here. I hope you enjoy. Please Favorite, Follow and Review. Thank you!*
"Come on Bella, you've been working 12 hour shifts for the past two weeks! Don't you think it's time you didn't have to worry about working in the morning? Especially since we'll be celebrating your birthday?" Jessica asked as I washed the dirty dishes in our sink.
"Jess I really can't, I need the money. I only have this semester off to try and save up for school. I don't want to be drowning in student loans after I'm done. I mean, can't we just hang out and watch movies or something? It'll be just as fun and I won't have to worry about missing work tomorrow. " I asked knowing that my response wouldn't cut it.
I turned around to look at her and she starred back at me with a look saying, seriously you can't ask for the day? I know you can Bella don't make that an excuse.
I sighed. "Fine! Fine. But just know I would rather be spending my birthday here at the apartment watching movies with my best friend. Now I need to call work and tell them I won't-"
"I already called and they said it was fine! They don't want you spreading your stomach flu around to the clients. Now come on let's get ready."
I rolled my eyes. Why just why was my friend like this?
The music at this club was so loud it was giving me a headache. I wasn't by any means a party person. Even on my birthday this didn't become anymore fun.
This place wasn't me. It was all Jess. She was having the time of her life. I was just here, checking my phone every two minutes hoping I'd be able to go home already.
"Bella! Bella! That guy over there is totally staring at you." Jess yelled over to me while in the middle of lap dancing on a guy she had met 10 minutes prior.
I turned to look over in the direction she was nodding towards and felt myself lose my breath.
The most beautiful man I had ever seen was looking over in my direction, a drink in his hand, talking to a girl that was just as beautiful as him. He didn't seem to be paying too much attention to her, he seemed fixed on something in my direction.
Turning around to see what he was looking at I quickly realized it was the tall blonde dancing about five feet away from me. I turned back to look at Jess who was now making out with the guy she had previously been dancing on.
"No he's not. He's looking at the blonde over there." I said, a little more disappointed than I was wanting to sound.
Jessica wasn't paying attention though, she was too into the guy to listen to me.
I stood up and took out my phone and texted her, knowing she would see it later.
Don't feel good, I'm going to go home, be safe. -B
I started walking towards the direction of the entrance when I stopped dead in my tracks.
Mike Newton, the cheating liar of an ex boyfriend I had sadly been with for the last three years up until two months ago had just walked in with a girl. To make things worse, it was a girl I knew solely for the reason that I had walked in on them two having sex on our three year anniversary.
Quickly before he could see me, I made a sharp left and headed in the direction of the restrooms.
I walked in and waited for the girl drying her hands to leave before I walked over the the sink and looked at myself in the mirror.
I felt ridiculous. I was wearing a tight red satin dress that Jess had let me borrow (had made me wear actually) which was something completely opposite from what I would usually put on. My nude chunky heels were already killing me and I started to feel very stupid. Especially after that whole oh look that guy is totally staring at you situation earlier. A guy like him would never be interested in a girl like me.
This was starting to turn into the worst birthday ever.
I decided then and there I would make a run for it. Letting my hair fall in front of my face I walked, practically ran out of the restroom.
To make me feel even worse though, I bumped into someone the second I walked out and fell backwards. As I prepared myself for the worst and most embarrassing moment in my life I was surprised by the arm that caught me around the waist and safely picked me up, bringing me close to their chest.
I looked up and felt myself turn red. Standing in front of me was the handsome, green eyed guy who had been staring at the girl behind me earlier. Up close he was even more beautiful than i could have thought possible.
"Woah, you okay?" He asked in a voice that was just as mesmerizing.
"No-I mean yes, yes I'm alright. Thank you." I said as I pushed myself away from him. I looked over his shoulder to find Mike heading in our direction.
"Crap. Um I have to go..." I said as walked backwards.
With me and heels not being the best of combinations, I tripped this time and he caught me again by the hand this time.
"Okay this is really embarrassing." I said turning red.
The guy laughed. "It happens. If you're trying to avoid someone, come on I'll help you leave out the back."
He held my hand as he took me through the halls and out a back door a guy seemed to be guarding.
"Hey Edward." The guy said as he opened the door leading outside.
Edward. What a perfect name for him.
Edward nodded at the guy and walked past him. The doors closed behind us and we stopped in the dark alley.
"Thank you." I told him as I let go of his hand.
"No problem. I needed a good excuse to leave. I'm Edward by the way." He said.
"Same here. I'm Isabella, but everyone just calls me Bella." I told him.
I started walking towards the end of the alley that opened up to the street. I was a little surprised when I heard him following behind me.
"So are you heading home?" He asked me as he caught up to me. I stopped as we reached the sidewalk and watched Jess drunkenly tell our apartment address to a cab driver, the man she had been making out with holding her around the waist.
"Well I was up until right now when my roommate got into that cab right over there and gave the driver our address. Now I think I'm going to just head over to a diner near by and waste some time. It's still my birthday, I think I deserve a slice of cake or something to help this not become the worst birthday ever." I said as I wrapped my arms around my chest.
"Oh. Is it alright if I join you?" He asked me. I looked at him a bit flustered. I felt myself turning red again. Was this pity company he was trying to give me?
"Really? I mean, sure, if you'd like." I said, not being able to hide the surprise in my voice.
"I'd really like to. If it's all good with you?" He said carefully. He seemed to be a bit shy. But I was sure I was imagining things. Guys like this didn't get shy. Especially because of beyond average girls like me.
I smiled. "It's all good with me."
We began walking, with me leading the way.
"So, are you a local?" He asked me after walking half a block in silence. It wasn't by any means awkward. I just enjoyed silence and it seemed like he did, too.
"No, I'm not. I'm from a little town close to Seattle. School brought me here actually." I told him.
"Oh really? Where are you going?" He asked me.
"CUNY. It's what I can afford for now. I got accepted into NYU back when I was in high school but it was too expensive. So I thought I'd at least come over here and then see where the future would lead me." I told him honestly. It was so strange to open up to someone so easily but with him it just felt right.
"Have you came here before?" I asked him as we entered Louie's Diner. It was one of my favorites and a place I came to a lot since I first moved to New York City.
"No. I haven't been in the city for too long so I haven't had much time to explore it." He said as we took our seats across each other in a booth at the very back of the diner.
I shivered as my thighs touched the cold seat. Stupid dress. I thought as I tried inconspicuously pulling it down.
"Here, it's a bit chilly." Edward told me, taking off his jacket and handing it over to me.
"Oh no it's okay, I'm alright." I told him pushing his hand back.
He shook his head. "Bella please. I don't mind."
He waited for me to grab it, not taking no for an answer.
I thanked him as I put it on. It was warm, and the smell was just indescribable. I never wanted to take it off.
"Welcome to Louie's diner, what can I get you?" The waitress said, speaking mostly to Edward.
"Hey aren't you that guy from that movie that's coming out next month or something?" She asked him.
He shook his head. "No, I keep on getting that a lot though. Bella, what did you want to eat?"
She turned to look at me reluctantly eyeing me up and down.
She was probably thinking the same thing I was, what the hell was a hot as guy like him doing with a boring ass girl like me?
"I'll have a coffee and a slice of marble cake please. What about you?" I asked Edward.
"I'll have the same."
She nodded and walked away disappointed when she realized Edward wasn't going to look at her. He was staring intently at me, which made me turn scarlet once again.
He chuckled. "You seem to turn red every two minutes since we've met. Is that normal or should I be worried?"
Oh, there I went again.
"It's normal, every little thing sets me off. Especially when I'm flustered. I've been feeling that a lot around you right now."
Great, under two minutes this time. I told myself as I turned into a tomato.
I let my hair form a curtain on one side of my face while covering my other side with my hand.
Leaning forward, he moved my hair gently to behind my ear.
I looked at him and he gave me a soft smile.
"You don't have to hide, it's cute." He said.
I felt my heart skip a beat.
"Here's the coffee. We only had one slice of marble cake," The waitress said as she sat the plate down in front of Edward. "Is there another flavor you might like?"
I was about to say no that that was fine when Edward pushed the slice towards me.
"Maybe just an extra spoon please." Edward said, glancing at her and then looking back at me.
She sighed as she left the extra spoon and walked away.
Quickly standing up, Edward came over to sit by me, scooting in close to my side. He picked up the spoon and handed it to me.
"Happy Birthday Bella." He said.
I smiled as I grabbed the spoon from him.
"Thank you." I said, taking a bite out of the cake. It was delicious. Sliding the cake towards him, he picked up the other spoon and took a bite as well.
When it seemed like this birthday would finally turn around and become a great one, I looked out the window and tensed up.
Walking towards the diners direction was Mike and the girl he cheated on me with.
"Just as the day was getting better." I said as I turned directly to face Edward.
He looked down at me confused. "What is it?"
"So at 1 Oak I was trying to avoid my ex boyfriend who cheated on me anddd right now the girl he cheated on me with and him are for sure going to walk in here."
I looked towards the door and sure enough they were right outside eyeing the menu that was taped up to the glass.
"Ugh it's too late to leave. If only they would just keep on walking. Oh no I think he saw me." I turned back to look at Edward.
He seemed to be thinking about something very intensely. Shrugging, he put his hand under my chin and lifted it up.
"If you don't want to I'll stop. But maybe this will help." He said as he brought my lips to his.
For a second I had forgotten how to breathe. The moment his lips touch mine, I felt myself melt into him. His hand somehow ended up around my waist and he pulled me closer.
It was a nice sentiment letting me know I could stop him if I wanted too. But as I wrapped my arms around his neck, I knew there was no stopping me.
Gently, he pulled me away while we both caught our breath.
"They're gone. They walked in but walked right back out." Edward said out of breath.
"Oh?" Was all I could manage to say. For a second I had forgotten why I was kissing the beautiful man in front of me.
"That was..." Edward said not knowing what to say. Now he was the one who was flustered.
"Yeah." I said trying to control myself.
"Do you want to...?"
Quickly, we asked for the check.
After that I didn't remember much. Not how we got in the cab, nor how we got to his place. Less how we made it to his bedroom.
All I knew was that night was one of the greatest nights of my life.
But little did I know how much this day would change my life.