Well I felt like writing something to clear my head and I came up with this. Review it and tell me what you think. I know that the first chapter's short, but it builds up to the next one.
Summary: What happens when Bella is forced to play spin the bottle/seven minutes in heaven? What happens when the bottle lands on Edward, who happens to be her crush, and they get shoved in the coat closet together? Will they kiss? Will she admit her true feelings to him? Will she find out how he feels?
P.S. I got the title of this and the idea from the very awesome band Fall Out Boy...just in case this title looks familiar.
Ch. 1 - Seven Minutes In Heaven
The party was in full swing when I found Jessica, Angela, and Alice sitting with Mike, Ben, Edward, and Jasper. They were sitting in the living room at a big table over by the keg. It seemed as if they were debating something. I saw Ben eyeing what seemed to be the coat closet.
"Bella! There you are!! I went looking around for you everywhere,'' called out Alice as I made my way over to them. She was my best friend and she also knew that I had a major crush on Edward, who just happens to be her brother.
She tries to get us together every chance she gets. She says that Edward likes me back but I don't think so. Whatever. "Yeah...sorry. Had to make a phone call," I responded as I took the seat in between her and Ben.
"Whatever, Swan. You game?"
"For what?" I tried my hardest not to look at Edward, who sat right across from me.
"We were just about to play spin the bottle/seven minutes in the closet before I spotted you. Wanna join?"
"Good. So we're all playing," she responded cutting me off. I could tell that she had something up her sleeve and I didn't like the devilish look in her eyes. I tried to escape.
"Actually Alice...I just remembered that--"
"Bella," it was Angela that cut me off this time. "You aren't trying to back out are you?"
"Good. I didn't think so."
"Good to have you in the game Swan," chimed in Mike. I noticed that he also had a gleam in his eye that made me want to cringe away from him in disgust. Edward must have noticed me wince. The thought made my heart speed up when he came to my aid.
"Maybe Bella just doesn't want to play. I don't really want--"
Alice cut him off just like she had done to me. "Everyone's playing," she announced giving her brother a stern look.
"Who wants to go first," asked Jessica as she held up the bottle and put it in the middle.
"Bella will," chirped Alice. She seemed too enthusiastic for my taste.
But before I knew what was happening she had grabbed my hand and helped me spin the bottle. "Hey! That's not fair," I shouted as the bottle started to slow down.
"Too late, Bella," replied Ben as we waited to see who it would land on.
I prayed that it wouldn't land on Mike at the very least. It didn't.
It landed on Edward.
I looked up at him across from me and met his eyes. They looked surprised and mine probably looked scared. I tried to get out of the game. "This is stupid," I stated in what I hoped was a calm voice. "I'm not gonna do it."
"What's the matter, Bella," asked Jasper sweetly. He also knew--thanks to the fact that Alice was his girlfriend and she shared everything with him--that I like Edward. "Are you scared to kiss Edward here?"
Edward jumped in to save me before I could embarrass myself. "This is ridiculous. We shouldn't have to do this."
"Do you not want to do this, Edward?" He turned to glare at Ben, who only shrugged and demanded an answer to his question. Edward remained silent.
"I'll take his place if he doesn't want to do it," stated Mike giving me another look.
"I have to go," I stated as I stood up and turned to leave.
Alice grabbed a hold of me from behind and Angela helped her drag me over toward the closet. I could hear Edward also arguing and craned my neck to see that Jasper and Ben had grabbed hold of him too. Alice and Angela shoved me in the closet and I felt Edward being shoved in behind me.
What was I going to do now?? I was in a coat closet where people expected me to kiss Edward and I doubted he even knew that I liked him. He probably didn't even like me back.
It was dark in the closet and seconds later I heard Jess call out. "Time starts now you two!"
Great. Now what was I going to do?
I could hear Edward's breathing and it was really close to me. The closet wasn't really that big and I concentrated on breathing in and out.
"Bella...," whispered Edward, "Why don't we just get this over with so we can move on with our lives?"
''Are you serious," I whispered. ''Edward...they can't even see us so we can just sit in here until the time's up."
"Are you telling me to become a fake, Bella Swan?"
"What! No. Of course not. I was just informing you that you don't have to kiss me."
"And what makes you think that I wouldn't kiss you anyways?"
I turned to the direction of his voice. I couldn't see his face in the dark until I squinted and used the light coming from the crack under the door. It wasn't much, but it was just enough to where I could see his perfect face. "What are you talking about? Why would you kiss me?"
"Why wouldn't I?"
I noticed that we were still whispering and we were stepping closer to each other by the second. "Because..."
"Because..." he prodded.
"I don't know. Why don't you explain it to--" I hadn't noticed when his body came close to mine or when he started to bend his head down, or even when his hand cupped the back of my neck and pulled me toward him, but the next thing I knew--and certainly did notice--he had cut off my sentence by kissing me.
I've decided that the next chapter will be this same Chapter, but in Edward's point of view. We'll get his take on all of this and after that we'll find out what happens after their kiss in the closet.