BPV

I was awakened by the gentle touch of Edward's lips on mine. My personal alarm clock.

"Good morning, love." He cooed, dazzling me. I smiled dreamily, still being half asleep.

"It's time to go to school…" He was hinting at me to get my butt up. I laughed and grabbed my towel along with my outfit for today. Holding up a finger, I sang, "Human minute!"

"Okay, well hurry up this time, you always take four hours to get ready." Edward snapped, but he was grinning. The perfect Greek God plopped down on my bed, his legs stretched out, hands folded casually behind his head. He was already dressed in a simple blue button down shirt with a pair of jeans. Whatever he wore, he always seemed like he was modeling it. I ran into the bathroom, brushed my teeth with my mint toothbrush and showered. I struggled into my jean mini and fell flat on my face.

"Ow!" I squealed.

"Everything okay in there?" Edward's voice was a mixture of concern and amusement.

"Yeah…" I muttered and managed to button up my skirt and walked out the door.

"No way." Edward said, disapproval in his voice. "You're going to attract 90 of the male population wearing that skirt, you already attract 75."

"Alice bought it for me…" I whined, but Edward made me choose another outfit.

"Fine!" I humphed then found the perfect thing in my closet. I smiled. I was going to surprise him. I ran into the bathroom again and pulled on a baby blue dress that reached my knees, it was made out of lightweight material. I then curled my hair and put on a touch of make up and a silver necklace to adorn my neckline. I was ready. I presented myself to Edward who walked quickly to me and kissed my neck.

"You're beautiful…" He murmured. After breakfast, Edward drove me to school, our fingers entwined the whole time. School passed in a blur and it was finally lunchtime. Edward bought me a slice of pizza and an apple and I sat down with the rest of the Cullen's.

"Hey Bella!" Everyone greeted me enthusiastically except for Rosalie who at least didn't cut her eyes at me. Oh well, it's a step. I shrugged.

"Let me introduce you to a new…" Emmett glanced around and lowered his voice "…vampire at school. His name is Derek." I smiled politely at the dazzling boy who sat in front of me and he flashed me a beautiful white smile. During the whole lunchtime, Derek kept staring at me and also began to tease and flirt with me. I laughed at his playful behavior, unaware of Edward's hand tight around my waist. Finally, he dragged me away.

"What is it Edward? Do we have to leave already? I was having fun!"

"We have to leave." Edward said grimly, his teeth clenched. He pulled me into his Volvo.

"Edward, what's bothering you?" I asked with concern. Edward seemed to be in a lot of stress, his face was in his hands. Finally he spoke.

"Bella, I want you to stay away from Derek."

I was surprised. "Why? He seems like a really nice guy."

"You didn't hear his thoughts, Bella." My eyes narrowed.

"What did he…think?"

"He wants you. Your scent appealed to him, like me. No, he sticks to an animal diet," He said, noticing the look of fear on my face. "He doesn't want you to eat you, he wants you to be with him. He thought you were beautiful, charming, polite, fun, friendly…" I placed my fingers gently on his lips to stop him.

"That's enough, Edward." I said quietly. "I'll stay away."

"Thank you." Edward enclosed me in a tight embrace. "Nothing's going to happen to you, Bella." He whispered.

EPV

As soon as we sat down, I felt like something was wrong. Derek's eyes never left Bella's face. And I heard his thoughts my worse fears were confirmed.

Man, she's good-looking. That Edward sure is lucky. But not for long. She's going to be mine. I never met anyone like her, she's so sweet…

As soon as I heard his mind, I was worried beyond belief. Derek wanted Bella. He's not going to get her, I silently vowed. I'll protect her. He's not coming between her and I. But Bella seemed to be immune to the fact that he was obviously hitting on her, he kept smiling at her, complimenting her, teasing her gently, playing and flirting. I felt a small growl erupt gently from my lips and I tightened my hand around her waist. She did not even seem to notice it there. Alice shot me a quizzical look and I shook my head, frustrated. Then I heard her thoughts.

Get Bella out of here. I need to tell you something I saw.

Judging by her frown, it couldn't have been good. I nodded slightly and I lifted Bella off her feet. "What is it Edward? Do we have to leave already? I was having fun!" She said. Her reluctance to leave annoyed me.

"We have to leave." I said grimly, my teeth clenched. I pulled her into my Volvo.

"Edward, what's bothering you?" She asked with concern. I paused before I spoke.

"Bella, I want you to stay away from Derek."

She looked surprised. "Why? He seems like a really nice guy."

"You didn't hear his thoughts, Bella." Her eyes narrowed.

"What did he…think?"

"He wants you. Your scent appealed to him, like me. No, he sticks to an animal diet," I said, noticing the look of fear on her face. "He doesn't want you to eat you, he wants you to be with him. He thought you were beautiful, charming, polite, fun, friendly…" Bella placed her fingers gently on my lips to stop me.

"That's enough, Edward." She said quietly. "I'll stay away."

"Thank you." I enclosed me in a tight embrace. "Nothing's going to happen to you, Bella." I whispered.

After dropping Bella off at her house, I drove straight to the house, parked the car and jogged up to Alice's room. I knocked her door.

"Alice?"

"Come on in!" She chirped. I got straight to the point.

"What did you see, Alice?"

"See for yourself." And then I saw her vision.

Bella and Derek were in the back of a car, kissing passionately, fiercely.

The vision ended and I stared in disbelief at Alice who looked grime. She placed a reassuring hand on my knee.

"I'm sorry…"

"How can I prevent this from happening?"

"I don't know…"

"I thought he was no good when he didn't tell us his power!"

"That was suspicious…" I stood up in a daze.

"Thanks for warning me…" I mumbled and walked away slowly.

BPV

The next day at school, I was getting out some books from my locker and to my surprise, when I slammed it shut, and turned around, I found myself face to face with no one other than Derek. I began to say hi but remembered what I told Edward. I smiled a tight nervous smile and began to walk away from him.

"Hey Bella, you look great today." Another one of his great smiles.

"Thanks…" I murmured and tried to walk away. But he blocked me once again.

"So Bella, how about going to the movies with me? This Saturday? Say…8-ish?" I looked at him carefully.

"Derek, I have a boyfriend."

"I know." He shrugged casually. "That Edward guy right?"

"Yeah,"

"Well, can you meet me after school here? I need to talk to you." I narrowed my eyes.

"Sure…"

"Thanks Bella," And with that he left me standing there, confused.

I know I shouldn't go to meet him. Something was going to happen. I could feel it. I promised Edward I'd stay away from him, so why was I going? Was it his eyes, his crooked smile that charmed me and made me say yes? I shouldn't have. I should stay loyal to Edward. But something made me lie to my boyfriend.

"Hey Edward, don't pick me up after school today 'kay?"

"Why not?"

"Not doing so great in math, I'm getting help from a teacher."

"Sure," And with that he left me. I saw Derek leaning against the locker, smiling a slight crooked smile.

"So what'd you want to talk to me about?"

"Let's go in my car," he began to take my hand but I tried to resist.

"What? No! Why not here?" My voice began to take on an edge of panic.

"More privacy…" He purred and added a wink.

"What could you want to talk to me about that is so private?" But without answering, he pulled me into his car, a black Mercedes.

"Make this quick please…" My voice trembled.

"Okay, how's this? I want you to leave Edward and be with me."

"No!" I screamed.

"Why won't you? I can give you everything your pathetic boyfriend can't, I'm much more powerful. I'll change you. Come with me!

I tried to run out of the door, but he pushed me down forcefully, pushing his lips on mine. I struggled but he would not release me, his legs were tangled with mine, his hands holding my face in place. Please, let this be a dream…

DPV

After I was done kissing her, I released her. She slapped me as soon as she was released but I just grinned. Off course, it didn't hurt one bit. She stumbled out my car and walked away, dazedly.

I then unleashed my power. I could take on any form, any person, any creature I wanted to. And I instantly became Edward. I felt my chest broadening, my hair turning slightly shorter and as I gazed into my rearview mirror a pair of topaz eyes gazed back. I hurried out of the car and next to Bella.

"Hey Bella!" I chirped.

"E-Edward, what are you doing here?" Bella looked around anxiously. She was nervous I could tell.

"Oh, I had to meet up with a science teacher to get extra tutoring like you had to. I just finished."

"Oh…I did…too."

"Bella, you look strange, are you okay?" I grinned inwardly. I loved to see her squirm. She took a deep breath but before she could speak, I spoke.

"Why the heck do you smell like that vampire? Derek?" She stiffened.

"Edward…he forced himself on me."

"He WHAT?!" I was a great actor, I had to tell myself.

"Edward, I'm so sorry, I couldn't fight him! He was too strong!"

"That's your freaking problem!" She looked up at me in disbelief as I run my fingers through my hair in mock frustration.

"Edward, he's a vampire! Obviously, I couldn't fight him off!"

"You couldn't fight anything off! You're weak! Stupid! Ugly!" At this, Bella's eyes filled with tears.

"You don't mean that…"

"Why wouldn't I?"

"You're just mad…"

"Mad? Why would I be mad at him? Why would I care what happened to you?" And then I left, leaving her sobbing gently behind me.

BPV

After he was done kissing me, he released me. I slapped him as soon as I was released but he just grinned stupidly. Jerk. I stumbled out his car and walked away, dazedly. This did not just happen! This did not happen!

Suddenly, I was surprised to see Edward appear by my side.

"Hey Bella!" He chirped.

"E-Edward, what are you doing here?" I looked around anxiously. I hoped that Derek wasn't anywhere in sight.

"Oh, I had to meet up with a science teacher to get extra tutoring like you had to. I just finished."

"Oh…I did…too."

"Bella, you look strange, are you okay?" He asked, in a concerned tone. He scrutinized my features and lay a hand on my arm.

"Why the heck do you smell like that vampire? Derek?" I felt myself stiffen. He had to know. I couldn't hide something like this from him. I took a deep breath.

"Edward…he forced himself on me."

"He WHAT?!" Edward's features were twisted with anger, his fists balled.

"Edward, I'm so sorry, I couldn't fight him! He was too strong!"

"That's your freaking problem!" I looked up at him in disbelief as she ran his fingers through his hair in frustration.

"Edward, he's a vampire! Obviously, I couldn't fight him off!"

"You couldn't fight anything off! You're weak! Stupid! Ugly!" At this, my eyes filled with tears. Was this Edward? My Edward? I couldn't believe it. He'd never say such things to me!

"You don't mean that…" I whispered.

"Why wouldn't I?" He practically spat the words at me.

"You're just mad…"

"Mad? Why would I be mad at him? Why would I care what happened to you?" And then he left, leaving me sobbing gently behind him. I can't believe him! Why did everything have to happen to me? I walked home, sobbing unceasingly and flopped down on my bed, burying my face into my pillow.

EPV

The next day, I walked to Bella's locker. She looked beautiful as usual, her soft curls cascading gently down her shoulders.

"Hey Bella, how'd your tutoring go?" She looked at me and gave an icy death glare. I recoiled.

"Bella, what's wrong?"

"Why are you even talking to me?"

"Talking? What?"

"Okay, how's this, I don't want to talk to you."

"What? Why?"

"Do you even remember what you called me yesterday? Weak? Stupid? Ugly? You said that you didn't even care what happened to me!"

"Bella, what are you talking about? You know that I'd never say those things!" Bella slammed her locker shut and faced me.

"Go away, Edward."

She walked away without even tripping once and I caught the eye of Derek. He grinned at me. He had obviously heard the whole conversation. I sauntered up to him.

"What do you have to do with this?" He raised an eyebrow mockingly.

"What do you mean? I have nothing to do with your break up!" I grabbed the collar of his shirt and bought his face up close to mine.

"What did you do? I know you did something! What'd you say to my girlfriend?" He just smiled back.

"Speak!" I yelled.

"Threatening me, are you? If you're not very nice to me, Eddie, don't forget I can always get Bella under my trust and do…something to her." I knew that Derek was going to use Bella to get to me and at this, I was furious. I had to protect her.

"If you even touch her, if you even get near my girlfriend…"

"Not your girlfriend anymore, is she?" I scowled and released his shirt, walking away.

DPV

I was looking for Bella. I spotted her and hurried towards her as soon as she saw me she looked like a startled deer, she began to walk very quickly away.

"Bella!" I yelled and grabbed her arm. "Bella, please, listen to me." She spun towards me, facing me with a scowl on her pretty face. Very pretty indeed. I loved how she looked even when she was angry, her eyes seemed like lightning.

"Derek, let me go!" She said through clenched teeth, trying to wrench her arm away.

"Not until you listen to me! Look, can we go outside?"

"Why, so you can force yourself on me again?" She spat the words. I shook my head to and fro slowly.

"Bella, I am sorry, I didn't know what I was thinking…"

"I don't want to hear your lame excuse! First, you come and force yourself on me, lying about wanting to talk to me, then my boyfriend calls me stupid things and he breaks up with me and now…" She trailed off, sobbing already, I took her in my arms, cooing words to her and surprisingly, she didn't pull away. I placed my lips on her hair. Suddenly, I saw Edward. He hurried towards us and wrenched Bella away from me.

"What'd you think you're doing to her? Get away! She doesn't want you!"

"No, you go away Edward!" She yelled through her tears. People were stopping to stare. "It's you I don't want, not Edward!" And she took me by the arm and steered me away. I looked behind my shoulder at her boyfriend. I smirked at his hurt-filled eyes. Bella led me down to a cafeteria lunch table.

"Derek, do you really mean what you were saying? You didn't mean to? You're sorry?"

"Yes, Bella, I truly am. Can you ever forgive me?" I said, smirking inwardly as I took her hand.

"Thank you, Derek, and I do forgive you." She said. Then I surprised her.

"Will you go out with me?" She paused. I could tell that she wondering weather she could trust me or not but finally, a smile spread across her face and she smiled.

"Yes."