White Lies

Bella has a little secret that she's never told anyone in Forks, only one person knows, what will happen when he shows up at Forks High School? Will it be enough to end Edward and Bella's relationship for good?

If you recognize it, it's not mine, all props to Stephenie Meyer!

Bella POV

"Bella, if you don't get up now, you'll make us late to school," I rolled over, still half asleep, murmuring about five more minutes.

I shot straight up when I realized that it was my angel who was talking to me. I sat up so fast that I fell out of my bed, but instead of feeling the hardwood flooring of my bedroom, I felt Edward's cold arms around my waist pull me back up to my feet. When my head had stopped spinning, I looked up at him.

"Hi," I said meekly. He chuckled and it sounded like music.

"Good morning," he looked over to his right and I followed his gaze, and saw the clock, it was 7:15, we were going to be late for school.

"Oops," I said.

"Human moment?" Edward asked me.

"Yes, care to join me?" I joked, he gave my favorite lopsided grin and handed me my toilet bag and a change of clothes as he pushed me gently out my bedroom door.

Ten minutes later, I was inhaling a granola bar and climbing into Edward's shiny silver Volvo. Before I had even buckled my seatbelt, he was in his seat and starting the car. With a rev from the engine we were speeding our way to school. I tried not to look out of the window or at the speedometer; I knew I would regret it. So I settled, ha hardly, for looking at Edward's beautiful face. I still couldn't believe that this heavenly being loved me. My life wasn't this good.

"What are you thinking about?" He asked me, I was used to this question and I answered honestly and immediately.

"I'm still finding it hard to believe that this is all real," I said quietly.

Edward didn't respond, so I couldn't tell his feelings on the matter, we pulled smoothly into the first empty parking spot.

Normally, Edward would have beaten me to open my door, but there were too many people around, so he waited for me in front of his car. When I reached him, I mentally patted myself on the back for not falling yet today, I realized that I probably just jinxed myself. Edward wrapped his arm around my waist and we rushed to class, all the way I was praying that I wouldn't fall, even though I knew Edward would never let any harm come to me.

When we reached my class, Edward turned me to face him and gave me a swift kiss, "I'll see you in class." A second later, he was gone, luckily we were the only ones still in the halls.

I spun and ran to my seat, just as I sat down, the bell rang. "You're lucky this time Isabella," my teacher said. I blushed and sank down into my seat.

A few minutes into the lesson that I was having trouble paying attention to, my mind kept wandering to the last argument that Edward and I had had about him changing me. I was torn away from my internal monologue when someone opened the door that was next to my desk, letting the cold air rush in, it has started raining, I noticed. I glanced up to see who had entered the class room. He looked strangely familiar, but I couldn't place where I had seen him before. I had the feeling that I knew him too, not that I had just seen him at the book store or some other random place.

His curly dirty blond hair and muscular body had me, along with all other girls in the class, staring. It was then that I realized he must be new, otherwise, everyone wouldn't have been staring, and he had a wonderful tan, obviously, he was from out of town. He walked to the teachers desk, got his slip signed and was told to find an empty seat, after introducing himself of course. I remembered how horrid it had been on my first day, having to constantly introduce myself, everyone looking at you like your a freak of nature, having no one to talk to, it was horrible.

"Um, hi, I'm Nathan, Nathan Mandrake, and I'm from Phoenix, Arizona," the new boy said, he looked comfortable in front of the class and I admired him for his courage. His eyes swept the class and stopped on me, his emerald eyes sparkled, and I felt like I had been hit with a battering ram, everything came rushing back to me.

I was back in Phoenix, at a movie with the people who were closest to being my friends, they never understood me completely, but they were still my friends. We were sitting in the theater, Michelle and Jake had already begun to make out, I rolled my eyes and suppressed a sigh. Nathan was doing the same; he leaned over the arm rest between the two of us and whispered, "Bell, you want to get out of here as much as I do? I think their trying to suck each others faces off," he nodded to Michelle and Jake. I hastily agreed.

As we walked out of the theater, I became aware of how close Nathan was walking to me; his arm was brushing against mine. We had touched plenty of times before, but it was different now. More cautious, more meaningful and intended.

"Where do you want to go?" He asked me.

"Oh, I don't know, where ever."

"How bout we go to the pool?" there was a local pool in walking distance of the movie theater, we often went there just to put our feet in.

"Sure, sounds good to me," it was hot out, and my heart had begun to beat rapidly, Nathan was the closest I had ever come to a real crush, not that he knew.

We walked in silence, but it was a comfortable one. At one point, I thought he tried to touch my hand, but I brushed it off, telling myself I was being paranoid. When we got to the pool, we were the only ones there. The pool was one of my favorite places to go, and it wasn't like any other pool I knew about, it was meant to seem like the ocean. The water started just like that of a lake, and slowly got deeper, and instead of concrete on the ground, sand had been spread out, but it was the nice kind of sand, that didn't make the water turn and ugly brown color, it was crystal clear.

We waded in as far as our shorts would let us, obviously, I was out farther then Nathan. I couldn't remember what we had talked about, only that after a few minutes we had wadded out of the water and sat down in the sand. Somewhere during the conversation, I said something to make him chase me, as we were running around the pool, he tackled me to the ground, we were both cracking up, his body was over mine and he had taken his shirt off, I was very aware of the fact that his face was very close to mine. I looked up into his beautiful green eyes, and got lost, slowly; he leaned in, and kissed me.

I was pulled out of the memory that I had tried to destroy so many times when I heard the chair next to me scrape against the floor. I looked up, with no doubt in my mind about who it would be, into the same emerald green eyes that I had looked into so many times those few years ago. His face split into the grin that I had missed so much when I first moved to Forks, I couldn't help but smile back and his eyes shined as I did so.

He opened his mouth the start talking, but I shushed him, and put a finger to my lips. He rolled his eyes, but closed his mouth none the less. Instead, he tore out a paper from a notebook and began to scribble words across the page. He slid it across the desk and I tried to ignore it and pay attention to class. The only thing going on in my mind was: This can't be happening, This can not be happening to me, I'm with Edward, what if Nathan wanted to get back together, what will Edward say if he found out that I had actually had a boyfriend back in Phoenix, what will he do when he finds out that I had kept him a secret on purpose?

Nathan kicked my chair and I looked at him. He nodded at the paper, telling me to read it. I took a deep breath and looked down.

This is only part of what I have; but, I want to make sure that its good and that I didn't mess up the characters before I post it for the world to see, so, review please.