Ever since I was a toddler running around the house, I remembered Edward being there. We had grown up together and now we were entering Forks High School together. Just one more adventure that we would conquer together. Today we would start that adventure.
Edward's brother, Emmett, would be picking me up for school along with Alice, my best girlfriend who also happened to be Edward's sister, also starting out high school this year. Emmett was a year older than Edward, Alice and I, and thought it would be nice to come and bring us to school and give us some advice on high school life.
Personally I didn't think that there would be much of a difference between the different school levels but knowing Emmett he would conjure up a few stories to scare us with and make us look like scared freshman. He seemed to enjoy playing pranks at our expense.
I opened the door to my now empty house. Charlie, my father, had already gone to the station early for work. Something about a new case that needed immediate attention. I tried to be interested, but it just sounded like a small robbery of one of the stores in town.
I walked to the end of the driveway and gazed down the street waiting for my ride. I wasn't nervous about going to high school, I just hoped that the upperclassmen wouldn't feel the need to have some initiation for the freshman that I had heard happens at other schools. I just had to keep telling myself that Edward wouldn't let anything happen to me. He would be there to protect me like he had throughout my life.
An enormous Jeep pulled up in front of my house. I had never seen any vehicle like this in my life and the windows were up and tinted so I couldn't see who was inside. I thought about running back inside and watch from the window for Edward when the passenger window rolled down and Edward's gorgeous face peeked out the window.
Wait... Did I just think Edward's face was gorgeous? I knew that he was good-looking, but since when did I think he was gorgeous? I banished the thought from my mind and went to the car door.
I pulled open the door, but the jump into the seat was a bit much for my short height. I tried to heave myself onto at least the car floor but couldn't even manage that much. Edward must have noticed my struggle because the next thing I knew I was sitting inside the Jeep and Edward was beaming at me with his perfect smile that could melt anyone.
Before I could lose myself in his face, the door was closed and Edward was once more sitting in the passenger seat. I noticed that Alice hadn't been in the back seat with me. I was too engulfed in trying to just make myself reach the seat that I didn't notice no one was in there.
"Where's Alice?" I asked towards the front seat in general.
"Oh, Jasper said that he would give her a ride. I would have gone with them so I could be with Rose, but I decided to be kind to the new freshies and give them a ride to school on their first day," Emmett answered while peering into the rearview mirror with a smirk plastered on his face. Well, at least I would get to see Alice later on, I was actually glad that she was getting a ride from her boyfriend; it was really sweet. I didn't know much about Jasper, just that he was Rosalie's sister, he seemed nice enough though.
"Oh, how kind of you Emmett. Driving us to school while you could be with precious Rose for an extra five minutes. You truly are a saint," I muttered sarcastically. Rosalie Hale was Emmett's girlfriend who wasn't too fond of me for reasons unknown to me.
"Oh yes, Emmett. Please share some of you saintly wisdom with us, oh great one!" Edward exclaimed. I loved how he could let all of his cares go and just have some fun.
After our remarks, Emmett gave us a glare and continued the ride to the school in relative silence. The only noise that could be heard above the radio were Edward's fit of laughter and the giggles that happened to escape my lips.
We arrived at school only a few minutes later and Emmett brusquely shooed us out of his car and ran to see Rosalie. She was beautiful, yes, but I didn't understand how Emmett could love her so much when she could be so cruel to people. The thought quickly left my mind and was replaced by a hug that nearly suffocated me.
"This year's going to be so fun, Bella!" Alice squealed still not letting me catch a breath. She would have continued to squeeze the life out of me if not for Edward.
"Alice, I think that you need to let go of Bella unless you want to kill her," Edward spoke with a smooth voice. Alice blushed with embarrassment but didn't cease being her perky self.
"Come on you guys, lets go find out what classes we have! I'll die if I don't have any with you Bella!" Alice said as she began to pull me across the parking lot towards the office. Before she could get too far, I instinctively grabbed Edward's firm hand and brought him along with us. Jasper was the only one not being dragged by Alice, he instead walked beside her and watched as she pulled us both into the tiny office building.
A stout secretary, Ms. Cope according to the nameplate, turned to look at the group that had filled the office. I smiled timidly, not sure of anything else to do. Alice thankfully did all of the talking for us.
"Hello, I was hoping that we'd be able to get our schedules here. The names are Jasper Hale, Edward Cullen, Isabella Swan and Alice Cullen," Alice stated gesturing to us in turn as she spoke. She was so confident and sure of herself, a quality I wished I possessed.
Ms. Cope shuffled through stacks of papers on her desk for schedules. She located Edward's and mine first. Since more students began to file through the doors, we left the office in search of a picnic table or bench to sit at.
"So, what classes did you get, Edward?" I said while perusing my own schedule. I hoped I had a lot of classes with Edward or at least not be alone with people I didn't know very well for my classes.
Edward peered over my shoulder looking at my classes before telling me his own. "Well, I somehow have the same schedule as you. Lets see what Alice got so we can see what classes all of us have together." I internally cheered that I would get to spend the whole school day with Edward everyday. It would be so fun!
Alice appeared from the entrance of the office, her own schedule in hand. She skipped over to us and snatched my schedule to compare it to her own. "Hm.. So I have English, Science and Health with you. Well, I guess it's better than nothing," she shrugged. "So, what classes did you get, Edward?" Alice asked turning away from me.
"Well, I have the same schedule as Bella so I have English, Science and Health with you then." Alice cheered as soon as he said he had the same schedule as me and turned to give me a look that confused me. She looked like she had something up her sleeve. I could tell that she was planning something, what I wasn't sure, but I knew it would have something to do with me.
The bell sounded and Edward and I began
to walk to the Math building before we were called late.
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