A Kiss at Midnight

Alice always knew how to throw a party. The entire Cullen house was decorated for the New Years Eve. Everywhere I looked there was '2008.' Alice truly outdid herself.

Of course, Alice's many experiences were at fashion. Meaning…I was 'Barbie' for Alice.

"Oh sit still Bella," Alice said, trying to put mascara on my eyelashes.

"I can't," I muttered.

"Bella, stop moving, your about to burn yourself," Rosalie said, curling my hair.

"You keep stabbing me with those pearl bobby pens," I muttered.

"Then keep still!" both Rosalie and Alice said together.

Gr. I hated when I was double ganged. Hair, make-up, the gown! Ah! I can't believe the dress that Alice had hanging up. It was like a freakin' prom dress.

"Alice I thought this was small informal affair."

"It was," Alice said. "Now it is a small formal affair."

"Bella, be quiet, you'll look beautiful when we are finished," Rosalie said.

Am I not already beautiful as is?

But I shut up and left Alice and Rosalie do their thing. I was plucked, waxed, twised and many other things during that "Barbie" make-over, which I was just ready to go home and read my latest book.

"Don't you dare," Alice said, when I made my first attempt at leaving her party. "I didn't waste all my time just for you to leave."

"Fine, but I'm leaving at midnight," I said.

"Fine," Alice said.

And I kept my promise. I didn't make another attempt at leaving and Alice was promising to let me go at midnight, though the look on her face says that she had other things planned even though she never said a word otherwise.

I talked to a few of the guests that Alice invited, most were from school like Angelina Weber and a few others. There were other colleagues of Dr. Cullen in attendance and a few other people that I didn't know but at least said hello too.

It was close to midnight when I ran into Edward. He was dressed to the nines. H-O-T in his tux, I had to admit that he outshined everyone by far tonight.

"Bella, you look beautiful," Edward said, smiling at me.

"Thanks," I said, half breathless. I was wearing the locket and the charm bracelet much to Alice's displeasure and both smooth, cold presence made me remember Alice's words...Kiss him…Kiss him…ALICE! -gagh- "Of course you look handsome as well," I said, pointing towards Edward's own clothes.

"Alice," he said, looking down at his tux. "I thought that this was going to be informal."

"I thought so too," I said, nodding.

"Alice has something up her sleeve."

"If she had a sleeve," I muttered, rolling my eyes but agreeing with him non the less.

Edward smiled at me just as Alice came over with a microphone in her hand.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, it is almost midnight! I hope you all had a wonderful time," Alice said, taking a champagne flute which was filled with sparkling water. I know this because Mrs. Cullen wouldn't let Alice or any of us under twenty-one drink the stuff. Not that I could, I hated the stuff. Alice continued her little speech. "Now with one minute left till the New Year, I hope that you all have someone special to ring in the New Year."

She stepped away from the microphone and went straight towards Jasper as the "ONE MINUTE TILL NEW YEARS EVE" countdown begun.

"Someone special?" I asked Edward.

"It is normally a tradition on New Years Eve to ring in the year with a kiss," Edward said as the count down hit fifty.

"Why?"

"I don't know," he said, shrugging. "I just know that Alice is a sucker for tradition."

FORTY!

"It just seems odd," I noted.

"Hmm," was all he said.

THIRTY!

And then it hit me. Someone to ring in the New Year with?...ALICE!

TWENTY!

I gasped. Why she planned this all didn't she? So that Edward and I kissed. Why that sneaky little twit!

"Edward," I said, turning to face him again.

"Hmm," he said again. –gagh– Hate it when people went "hmm."

TEN!

I felt my heart pound ever louder in my chest.

NINE!

I couldn't do it! I just couldn't…want about my friendship?

EIGHT!

"Bella, are you all right?" Edward asked me, looking worried at me.

SEVEN!

Kiss him…Kiss him…

SIX!

Kiss him…Kiss him…

FIVE! FOUR!

AH! I closed my heart, trying to calm my heart beat. It didn't help.

THREE! TWO!

I opened my eyes and stared at Edward.

ONE!

And I did the one thing I was thinking of then…

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Whaha! I'm evil leaving this as a cliffe!

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AH! Okay, okay! Don't kill the writer!

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Because if you did, you would never find out what happens next.

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Thank you!

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ZERO!

I kissed him. Yeah. I, Isabella Marie Swan, kissed Edward Anthony Cullen. Surprised? I was. It was a total impulse, everyone around us had finished the count down, 2008 had finally come, and I kissed him.

And you know what shocked me more than me kissing him? Was the fact that he kissed me back! Yes, Edward had remained motionless for just a second, disappointment run through me wild, but then he wrapped his arms around me and kissed me back and my heart soared.


Edward's P.O.V.

-gagh!- I hated Alice for the fact that she suddenly—and I mean suddenly—changed her New Years Eve bash from an informal event to a formal one. That meant that I had to dig out my tux.

"Why the heck did Alice change the event to a formal one?" Emmett asked Jasper as they all got dressed.

"Don't look at me," Jasper said.

"You are dating her," Emmett said.

I tucked in my tux shirt when Jasper said, "I don't know everything Alice does. You know how sneaky she can be."

"Yeah," Emmett said, nodding.

"And trust me, when she's got a plan, she won't tell anybody if she doesn't have too."

Jasper said something that had my mind thinking. And trust me, when she's got a plan, she won't tell anybody if she doesn't have too. Alice had been a bit quiet, which is strange for her. She normally talks about changes she makes to a party before she does them. Changing this for a formal one when it hadn't been, normally Alice would have talked about it. And she didn't.

The party was nice, small like Alice had planned, but nice. There were people from my old High School, all of whom came up to me to ask how college was like. There were colleagues of my father, all whom wanted too to know how college was like; they knew I wanted to be a doctor like my father.

It was until almost midnight did I run into Bella. She was…beautiful…stunning…a million other things as well that could have described her. And she was wearing the locket and the charm bracelet.

"Bella, you look beautiful," I said to her, smiling.

"Thanks," she said, sounding breathless. She pointed at my self and continued saying, "Of course you look handsome as well."

"Alice," I said, looking down at it. "I thought that this was going to be informal."

"I thought so too," she said, nodding.

"Alice has something up her sleeve," I said, remembering once again Jasper's words.

"If she had a sleeve," Bella muttered, rolling her eyes.

I smiled at her just as Alice came over with a microphone in her hand.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, it is almost midnight! I hope you all had a wonderful time," Alice said, taking a champagne flute filled with sparkling water. Mum won't let her or any of us under twenty-one have the real stuff. "Now with one minute left till the New Year, I hope that you call have someone special to ring in the New Year."

She stepped away from the microphone and went straight towards Jasper just as the "ONE MINUTE TILL NEW YEARS EVE" countdown started.

"Someone special?" Bella asked me.

"It is normally a tradition on New Years Eve to ring in the year with a kiss," Edward said as the count down hit fifty.

"Why?"

"I don't know," I said, shrugging. "I just know that Alice is a sucker for tradition."

FORTY!

"It just seems odd," Bella said.

"Hmm," was all I said. I guess it was a tad bit odd the tradition but Alice did it every year.

THIRTY!

Suddenly Bella stiffened. I looked at her closely.

TWENTY!

Bella gasped and turned towards me.

"Edward," she said, once again sounding breathless.

"Hmm," I said. Wait? I didn't know what else to say outside of "hmm."

TEN!

Bella just continue to stare at me.

NINE!

Now she was starting to worry me.

EIGHT!

"Bella, are you alright?" I asked.

SEVEN!

She didn't answer me.

SIX!

I waited to wave my hand in front of her face but didn't.

FIVE! FOUR!

Bella closed her eyes and inhaled. I titled my head to look at her.

THREE! TWO!

Bella opened her eyes and stared at me.

ONE!

I was about to ask her if she was alright when—

ZERO!

She kissed me. And with so much passion that I was stunned. The little Isabella that I knew since Alice meet her at the mall when she got lost was kissing me and kissing me as if she had been kissing me for years.

kiss her back…if you love her. –gagh– Alice…

And I did. Kiss her back…

I loved Bella. Always had. I wrapped my arms around her and kissed her back with all my emotion as everyone else rung in the New Year.


Bella's P.O.V.

He loved me. He loved me. Oh and did I mention that Edward love me? Oh ya he loves me.

Edward and I were sitting in a corner, me tucked into his side as we talked. He loved me. We both knew about what Alice said.

"Oh yeah," Edward said, nodding, "Was stuck in my head after she said it the afternoon before."

"Gagh, Alice," I said, tucking my head into his body.

Edward chuckled.

"Hmm yes but I would have probably kissed you, even if I didn't know about Alice said," Edward said, kissing my forehead.

"Hmm, maybe," Bella said.

Edward smiled and just rested his head against me.

"So, we're a couple?" I asked him.

Edward lifted his head.

"Only if you want too."

"If that means I get to kiss you again, then…yeah."

And I kissed him again.

I had a funny feeling 2008 was going to be a good year.

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NOW SEE! Aren't you glad you didn't kill me or you won't have seen the kiss or Edward's P.O.V.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I hope you guys like this story. Next story to follow this will be close to Valentines Day called What to get my Valentine? So keep a look out for that story.

Huggles,
Nollie

PS- wasn't editted

PPS- I have posted Bella's Dress on my webpage for this story.