A/N- I don't own Twilight, New Moon, or Eclipse.
I woke up to a nasal buzzing noise. I've never particularly liked mornings and to make it worse, it was raining outside, but then again, when is it not? It always rains in Forks. It's the exact opposite of my old home in Phoenix, Arizona where I lived until I was nine. That's when I came to live with my dad. I loved living in Phoenix. It was always sunny and hot! But change isn't all that bad. It has its advantages.
I rolled out of bed; literally, I fell out of bed and landed on the floor. When I recovered, I threw on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Then I carefully, to prevent falling, made my way downstairs. I grabbed my granola bar and my jacket and headed out the door to go to Forks High.
My CD player was playing "Your Guardian Angel" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. Man, I love that song! I chewed on my granola bar while I listened to a few more songs.
Like always, when I got to school I parked my truck next to the silver Volvo. It was owned by my best friend Edward Cullen. He drove his adopted brothers Jasper and Emmett Cullen and Emmett's girlfriend, Rosalie Hale, also my best friends, to school everyday. He offered to drive me to school also, but I couldn't imagine riding with them. It was so cramped in there. I mean Emmett is HUGE!
Everyone was still seated in the Volvo, waiting for me to make my entrance. Wow, I sound important when I say it like that; too bad I'm not. They got out as soon as I parked my truck.
"Hey Guys!" I said with a smile growing across my face.
"Hey Bella!" They all said back to me in a cheerful voice.
I jumped out of my truck and went to stand in between Rosalie and Edward. I felt very intimidated standing in between them. I mean, they were the two most beautiful people in the world, without a doubt, and I was extremely far from being even remotely close to in the solar system of beautiful. None of the Cullens or Rosalie ever seemed to mind though. They seemed very content hanging out with dorky old me, even though they could be the most popular people in the school.
"So," Edward began, "Where's Mike?" Mike is my boyfriend and has been for about two and a half months. Even though I did like Mike, I secretly loved Edward. But he will never know that.
"Um…. I don't know. I guess he's already in class. Why?" From what I've gathered, Edward doesn't like Mike and Mike doesn't like Edward. It got much worse after I started dating Mike. Edward would give him death glares every time he saw Mike. So there's absolutely no way Edward wants to talk to him.
"Oh, no reason. I just figured you'd want to walk with him to class instead of us." Oh great! Edward thinks I would rather be with Mike than him. He couldn't be any more wrong.
"Edward, I'm not going to ditch my friends for my boyfriend-" I started before Rosalie cut me off.
"Bella, the only reason he is asking is because he wants to know if you two broke up. He's kind of been waiting for that. He's jealous of Mike; he wishes he were in his shoes," Rosalie told me.
I felt my face instantly turn scarlet. I peeked up at Edward and his face was just as red as mine. Could it be that Edward feels the same way about me that I do about him?
I just thought about something Rosalie said. She said he wanted to know if we broke up. And you know, Mike has barely spoke to me lately, I was wondering myself if he was going to break up with me.
"Shut up Rosalie!" Edward yelled. At least he didn't say it wasn't true.
Maybe I should mention something about Mike. It's probably not the best time, but when is a good time when it involves Mike and Edward? And I really want to know if they have heard anything about Mike saying he wants to break up with me.
"Mike hasn't been talking to me a lot lately, not like he used to. I really think he is planning on breaking up with me soon. Have you guys heard anything?" I said that kind of quietly, not wanting to make Edward more mad.
Rosalie answered first, "No Bella, I haven't heard anything. I'm sure he's not planning on breaking up with you. He's probably just stressed out over school or something."
"Yeah, Rosalie's probably right. No one would want to beak up with you, Bella," Jasper said, speaking up for the first time.
It was very quiet from the parking lot to the lobby. It was awkward to begin with, but when everyone left besides Edward it was miserable. He wasn't saying anything to me. Was he mad at me? It was completely silent until we got to my classroom. Then he finally said something to me.
"Bella, do you want him to break up with you? Do you like dating him?" Edward asked me softly.
"I don't know."
"Do you like him?" He asked, softly again.
"Kind of," I made the mistake of looking up at his eyes and blurted the truth out, "I like someone more, though."
A smile slid across his and he started to say something. Oh no, he was going to ask me who it was. DING!! Saved by the bell, hmm, how cliché. But it's true.
"Well, bye, Edward. I'll see you after class." I said rushing to leave.
"Yeah, see you," He looked kind of disappointed. But he turned around and left anyway.
That's probably the weirdest I've ever seen Edward act. He was mad at Rosalie first, then he was all quiet and embarrassed acting, then he was happy and smiling. Does he have a multiple personality disorder? I wonder if he does, I think I'll ask him.
"Hi, Bella," Eric said to me. Wow, I didn't even notice him come in the classroom.
"How are you?"
"Fine. How about you?" He really can't just take the hint, can he?
"I'm good." He didn't look like he was done talking, but Mr. Varner walked in.
"Hello class. Today we're……" And that's when I completely tuned him out. I couldn't tell you one thing we did in class, but you know, I always get A's in all my classes.
I mostly just thought about the recent events with Edward. I came up with two reasons for his strange behavior.
1.)- Edward was acting so strange because he thought the idea of him liking me was absolutely repulsive.
2.)- Maybe, just maybe Edward was acting so strange because to some degree, the feelings that I have for him are mutual.
I hope it's the second one, but I highly, highly doubt it. If only I could know what he was thinking.
Then the bell rang, breaking me out of my trance.
I grabbed my books and headed outside, expecting to find Mike leaning against the wall waiting for me. Huh, that's odd, he's not there. Since the first day we started dating he's always waited outside my door for me. I wonder where he is.
Instead of standing there gawking at the wall I started to push my way through the crowds, trying my best to get to my locker in one piece. But then I saw a familiar face standing next to Lauren Mallory's locker, twenty down from my own, making me stop dead in my tracks. It was Mike. He was all over Lauren! Smiling and leaning in close to her, ugh! Does he remember he has a girlfriend? I should go say something to him!
I started to march up to him until I heard someone call my name. I turned around and saw that it was Emmett. Emmett will just have to wait. I have a boyfriend to yell at.
"Hi Bella!" I could already tell he was going to ramble on for forever. I'll just glare at Mike and not say anything to him, and then he'll go away. "How did your first class go? Mine went good. Boring of course. But when are you not bored when you're at the learning asylum?" I didn't say anything to him. I just continued to glare. "Hello, Bella? Anybody in their?" He knocked on my head. "What are you looking at, correction, glaring at?"
He followed my gaze and realization dawned on his face.
"What is Mike doing? He's still dating you! If he thinks he can flirt when he's dating you than he better think again! I'm going to go say something to him! Oh, you don't care if I yell at him, do you? I mean he's all over Lauren!" There goes Emmett with his brotherly instincts.
"No I don't mind at all. Actually I was just about to go say something to him. But, be my guest," I gestured for him to go in front of me.
I watched him walk up to Mike and I left my locker to get closer and hear what Emmett was saying to Mike.
"You have a girlfriend, or do you not remember!?" Emmett yelled at Mike, getting in his face.
"Yes, I remember", He said it like it was the most obvious thing in the world.
"Well then I suggest you stop being a whore and go talk to her!"
He shrugged. "Whatever."
He walked past Emmett and pushed his way through the crowd of people surrounding them, watching their argument. He walked right up to me and slid his arm around my waist. I gave him my most smug smile I could summon up.
"What Bella, I was just talking to her. Being her friend, you know," He told me.
"Boo, you whore!"(A/N- Yes, I know, Bella would never say that. But I got that from the Movie Mean Girls and I just think it's so funny. I just couldn't resist putting it!) I twirled my way out of his arms and strolled into my classroom for period two.
My class passed by pretty quickly and the next thing I knew I was in the lunch line. Usually I walked with Mike to lunch and I'd sit with either him or the Cullen's, but today Mike was already at lunch. I found him sitting with Jessica and Lauren. Their entire table was full. Mike looked up at me and smiled. He mouthed to me that he would talk to me later. I just shrugged and went to set next to Jasper. He was the only one at the table.
"Hey Jasper! Where's everybody else?"
"Hey! They're coming. They'll be here in a minute," he replied.
"Oh okay. So how has your day gone so far?" I asked.
"Oh, just dandy," He told me. I couldn't tell if he was being sarcastic or not. "Emmett told me about his little talk with Mike. Serves him right!"
"Of course you already know. Yeah, I was pretty mad."
"So what are you going to do?"
"I don't know. I mean, should I break up with him?"
"If you want to. I would, he shouldn't have been flirting. You deserve better." He said that, but then he said the next thing so quietly I could barely just hear him, "Like Edward."
"What?" Did I hear him right? Did he just say "like Edward"? I must have misunderstood him.
"Oh, nothing. You're bound to find it out," He told me with an innocent smile.
I'll find what out? What is he talking about? I looked at him with a confused face. He just shrugged. All the other Cullen's and Rosalie sat down at the table then. Rosalie took a seat beside me, Emmett across from her, and Edward across from me.
"Hey guys," I said all peachy like to them.
"Hi Bella," They all said.
"Emmett told us about Mike. I wish I could have seen it! Mike had to have been scared!" She seemed very excited.
"I'm sorry Mike did that to you. He shouldn't have." Edward said quietly.
"That's okay. I'm not too mad. I guess the truth is I'm not very fond of Mike. I thought it more funny watching Emmett yell at Mike then I was mad at him for flirting," I decided to go with the truth.
"I agree. I don't see why you said yes in the first place. He's not very attractive. Not like Emmett!" Rosalie said.
"Well he was the first guy that really liked me. I felt special and important around him," I never told that to anybody.
"Bella, you're special and important to all of us. Don't feel like no one loves you because we do," Edward told me staring intently into my eyes. I swear I could get lost in his beautiful, miraculous, astonishing, fabulous, mesmerizing eyes.
"Yeah!" Jasper said enthusiastically, while putting an arm around my shoulder and squeezing me tightly. "We all love you!"
"Thanks Jasper, and you too Edward!" I smiled really big. "If only Mike would realize that," I said glancing over at him. He was happily talking to Lauren.
"Don't pay any attention to him, Bella," Rosalie told me.
"So what are you going to do Bella? Will you break up with him?" That's the thing about Emmett, he is so blunt. He never knows what questions not to ask.
I sighed. "I don't know Emmett. I guess I will. It's not like we're really dating anymore anyways. We haven't had a real conversation in a week!" I glanced at Mike and saw him laughing and Lauren was twirling her hair. "Oh yeah, I'm definitely going to break up with him!"
They all looked up at Mike and I noticed Edward, Jasper, and Emmett all clenched their fist tightly together.
"I could kill him!" Emmett said through clenched teeth.
"I'll help!" Edward chimed in.
"I'll bury the body!" Jasper offered.
"I'll lure him out!" Rosalie said raising her eyebrows up and down really quickly.
I laughed. "You guys are the best!" They sure do know how to make me happy, especially Jasper. It's like he can make you feel how ever he wants. It's kind of weird, and sometimes annoying.
My smile turned in to a frown when I looked around and saw that most everybody had left. We were going to be late if we didn't leave now.
"Guys, we need to go," Turning there attention from each other, to the cafeteria.
"Oh yeah. We better go," Edward said.
All five of us jumped up from the table and threw our trays away. We all rushed to our classes, Edward behind me because we both had biology. When we walked in, Mr. Banner was about to start class. We made it just in time.
When we walked in, Mike looked up at us. His expression was angry. He couldn't possibly be mad that I came in so late with Edward. It's not like we were doing anything. And besides, he has barely talked to me. He's been mooning over Lauren all day!
The next thing I knew, I was in my seat, with Edward beside me. I paid little attention to anything else in class. I just thought about breaking up with Mike. Do I really want to? How will I feel? Well, it doesn't matter now. I'm going through with this. Mike's not really my type anyway. I want someone I can have an intellectual conversation with, like Edward, unlike Mike. I want someone who shares my taste in music, like Edward, unlike Mike. And the list goes on and on.
I felt someone tapping on my shoulder and I looked over to see Mike standing there. Oh, so now he decides to talk to me.
"Are you ready for gym Bella?" He asked.
"Yes I am. Where's Lauren?" I asked.
"Come on Bella. Don't be like that."
"Whatever," I left him in the biology room and headed off to the gym.
I decided I would break up with him in the parking lot right after gym. That is, if I made it through gym. We were doing dodge ball today, which I HATE! It hurts too much.
I narrowly escaped most balls and managed not to hurt a single person. With my new proclaimed confidence, I walked out of the gym feeling ready to break up with Mike. I felt like I could do this. I told Mike to meet me at my truck when he was finished with his locker and ready to go. So now I was in my truck, waiting for him. And there he is. I got out of my truck and met him by my door.
"We need to talk Mike."
"Yes we do."
"I don't know how else to say this, so I'll just say it. I want to break up," He didn't look too surprised, so he must have been expecting this.
"Yeah I figured you were going to say that. But that's okay. I guess we don't really have much in common, so this is for the best."
"Yeah. I guess I'll see you around," He hugged me and I kissed his cheek.
"Bye Mike," A few tears escaped my eyes. I wasn't expecting that.
"Bye," He looked just as upset as I felt. But remember, it was for the best.
Mike walked away and I watched him go for a couple seconds, until I turned around. And there was Edward. Wow, I didn't even see him there.
"Hey. Are you alright?" He was always so nice and caring.
A/N- So there's my first chapter. I hope you liked it. Review and you'll be my best friend!!!!