Hey Twilight fans,
I can not begin to express my thanks and gratitude for all the very exuberant reviews and very helpful criticisms. I will take all you suggestions into account as I write this chapter and those to come. I got the idea for this story and frantically started writing it only to finish the first chapter at about 3 o'clock in the morning. I was overjoyed to wake up the next morning to find in 6 short hours 110 people had read it and 13 had already reviewed. I had no idea that it would be so popular considering I write purely for fun. I tried to respond personally to each of you who reviewed however I was a little overwhelmed by the response. For those I missed, I am sending you a great BIG thank you! I hope you enjoy this next chapter as much as the first.
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P.S: For all of you Edward lovers out there, brace yourselves for his appearance. I just hope I can do him justice. I originally thought I would make this story with everyone as a human. However, I am not sure anymore so I have decided to let you guys decide. If you would please write your suggestion in with your review I would greatly appreciate it.
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It's Raining Men
Ch. 2: Realizations
This year was going to be great, I thought as my car swerved along the windy road that wove itself through the very dense woods of Washington. I was going to be a junior, an upper-classman, and I would get the privilege of having 2 nights a week open campus. Also, my brother Emmett was coming to attend the preparatory along with my other my brother Jasper and me. Emmett was always getting expelled from one school or another! It would be the three of us, back together again, playing soccer, listening to music, and going camping on weekends. This year was going to be the best year ever!
As I pulled my car up in front of the school, I noticed that my brothers were already here, and standing out front waiting for me to arrive. They looked very excited and were talking animatedly about something. I rolled down the window and whistled to get their attention. While they made their way over, I popped the trunk and made my way around to the back of the car. Before I had a chance to say anything, I was pulled into a big brotherly hug by both my brothers.
"Edward I missed you. Last year just wasn't the same with the famous Cullen trio broken up." Emmett stated.
"I missed you too. Well, everything except you stinky socks. Those I could live without." I said as I hugged both of them back.
"Ok! Enough of this gushy stuff. Let's get all your junk up to your room before the Headmaster notices you got here late. Which room are you in bro?" Jasper said as he snatched my room assignment from my hand. As he looked at the piece of paper, his eyes suddenly went wide and his mouth fell open. He motioned for Emmett to come look. Emmett sauntered over and suddenly possessed a look on his face similar to Jaspers.
"Dude should we tell him?" Emmett said obviously hoping I would not hear.
"No, we'll just let him find out on him own. I can't wait to see his reaction." Jasper whispered back.
"Man, how do all the good things always happen to him? It's not fair." Emmett said much louder than he was intending.
I crossed my arms and tapped my foot waiting to find out what was going to here. "Guys….Hello….Mind telling me what the hell you guys are whispering about?"
"Oh nothing," jasper stated with a sly smile on his face, "you'll find out soon enough."
I stood on the curb completely dumbfounded as they grabbed a load of my stuff and made their way toward the dorms. Before grabbing some boxes my self, I looked down at the paper and wondered what was so special about room 432.
I was extremely surprised to find that the library contained none of my favorites. No Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, or Emma. No books even similar to those. When I asked the librarian why, she gave me a funny look but replied that simply no one ever checked them out so she kept them in back. She went back to her office and pulled out brand new copies of all my favorites. Did none of the girls here like these books and did none of the teachers assign them, I wondered as I sat down in one of the comfy chairs. I immediately stuck my nose in a copy of Romeo and Juliet, trying to forget about the very weird aspects of this school.
When we finally got all of my stuff up to my room, I surveyed the room noticing that my roommate was already here and had unpacked his stuff. It was all in pristine order. Good, I thought. Last year my roommate was a slob and we did not get along very well considering I liked things to be in order. He was always using my CD's and not putting them back in order. I noticed that the comforter had blue daisies on it. What an odd thing for a boy to have on his comforter. Maybe his mom packed his stuff, I thought as I turned around to a huffing and puffing Jasper and Emmett standing in the doorway with large smiles on their faces.
"It looks like my room mate is already here. I think we will get along. He seems like a tidy guy. Thanks for helping me get my stuff up here." I said
Neither of them said anything but busted up into thunderous laughter. Between laughs they managed to get out, "We'll………see………you……..later…..Ed-ward….have…..fun unpacking." Then they turned around and left my room, still in a fit of laughter. I think they may have lost it! I was going to have to get them some help-quickly.
I began to unpack all of my stuff, setting it all up in perfect order while hoping it would stay that way. Finally, all that was left was the 10 boxes of CD's and my keyboard. I noticed that I desperately needed a shower and decided that the rest could wait until I was clean. I grabbed my bathroom stuff and walked into the bathroom. I noticed someone had placed fluffy blue towels and a matching rug along with a blue polka dotted shower curtain in the bathroom. I turned on the shower and hopped into the scalding hot water to unwind. I noticed for the first time that the bathroom and the whole dorm smelled good. But I couldn't quite place the smell, it was kind of like strawberries and freesia. Defiantly not a smell one would usually associate with a boy's dormitory.
I stepped out of the shower and wrapped one of the blue towels around my dripping lower half before grabbing the door handle to open the bathroom door. Still in the doorway of the bathroom, I watched as the door to the room flung open and mass of brown wavy hair and books rushed into the room. She sat down on a bed looking flustered and buried her very red face in her hands. It was a girl! What the hell is a girl doing in my dorm room? She got up, oblivious to the fact that there was a half naked man standing in her bathroom doorway much less in her room at all, and began to rush about the room putting books away. She noticed my still unpacked boxes, opened one up, and began to put the first of my music collection away. She was gorgeous! Skinny but not to skinny with long silky and wavy brown hair. She had the face and body of an angle. I snapped back to reality and realized that while this was all very nice, it did not tell me why she was in my room. Suddenly, I heard the loudspeaker crackle and the Headmasters voice fill the halls of the dormitory.
"I would like to Welcome back old students and send a warm welcome to the students who are joining us here at St. Paul's Preparatory for the first time. I know that this year will be a worthwhile and fulfilling experience as long as everyone behaves and follows the school rules. A copy of the rules has been placed in every dorm. I know all of you are just dying to start reading it. Classes will begin tomorrow sharply at 8 o'clock and if you have not already received a class schedule you can pick one up in the main office. Before I leave you to your unpacking, I have one last announcement. As most of you have already heard through the grapevine, St. Paul's has a girl attending it this year. Her name is Isabella Swan and I hope you all treat her with kindness and respect. If this year with her works out, we may be able to have a coed school next year. Thank you and have a great year!"
The pieces of the puzzle finally began to fall together. It was all starting to make sense, the girl sitting in front of my Boxes, whose face was once again blushing a deep shade of red, was Isabella Swan and I was the luck guy who got her as a roommate. So that's what Jasper and Emmett were so worked up about. They knew all along that she was my roommate and they didn't say anything. I was going to kill them! All of these thoughts were rushing through my head so fast. "This is going to be interesting." I said, not realizing that I had said it out loud.
Isabella, finally realizing that I was in the room, gasped and jumped back. She stared at me with the biggest and most innocent brown eyes I have ever seen in my life. The sight of her in her cute daisy skirt and blue tank with those big eyes took my breath away. I don't think I'm going to make it through this year alive.
I was still in the library when I realized it was already 5 o'clock. I quickly scooped my stack of books into my arms and rushed out of the library. I hope my roommate and the rest of the girls have arrived, I thought as I rounded a corner and ran straight into a wall sending all of the books (and me) falling to the floor. I looked up into a pair of golden eyes to find that they belonged to the curly haired guy who had helped with my stuff earlier today. I had run into to him, not a wall. Oh god! I thought as he reached out ,claimed my hand in his, and pulled me softly to the ground.
Without letting go of my hand, he leaned in and whispered, "Remember me from earlier. I didn't get a chance to introduce myself. I'm Emmett Cullen. It's nice to meet you Isabella Swan." He raised my hand towards his face and planted a very soft kiss upon it. After what seemed like an eternity, I finally stuttered, "B-Bella. It's Bella."
"Well Bella, It's a good thing you ran into me. I don't think you would have been able to carry all these heavy books up to your room by yourself. You need a big strong man to help you." He said as he winked at me. He scooped the fallen books into his rather large…muscular…arms and took off down the hallway towards my dorm. Leaving me standing there completely speechless.
When we finally reached my dorm, I placed my key in the lock then turned around to grab my books from him. My heart leaped as I turned around, only to find his face inches from mine. He had his weight braced causally on the door with one arm so that his muscles were prominently on display. He captured my hand again and placed it upon his bulging biceps. "These come in handy once in a while. Don't they?" He seductively said. A knowing smirk flashed across his face as I blushed a deep maroon, swiped my books, and fled into the dorm.
I couldn't breathe! What was going on? I rushed to my bed and buried my head into my arms, hoping the blush would go away. I can't believe that just happened. I was going to have to avoid him…as much as possible. After what seemed like hours, I got up and began to tidy the room. Noticing for the first time that the other side of the room had been filled with stuff, I realized that my roommate must have arrived. My gaze fell upon 10 still unpacked boxes and a keyboard. Hmmm… I guess she likes music. I decided to do the neighborly thing and help her with the rest of her unpacking. Besides cleaning helps me calm down. I opened to first box to find it filled to the brim with CD's.
As I began to unpack them I heard the Headmaster's voice fill the hallways with some speech about the beginning of the school year. I tuned out the announcement until I heard my name. What? Did he just say "we may be able to have a coed school NEXT year?" My heart stopped as it finally dawned on me that this was an all boy's school. That's why everything was so weird and why I had not seen any girls yet. I had to get out of here! What was Charlie thinking leaving me alone here with all these guys? As all of these thoughts rushed through my head I blushed a deep red for the third time today.
"This is going to be interesting." an unknown breathless voice said.
I slowly turned my head in the direction of the voice which was coming from the entrance to the bathroom. I gasped and jumped back as my eyes fell upon the most gorgeous man I had ever seen in my life (not that I had much to go by). He was just standing there with a towel wrapped around him and his muscular chest glistening with remaining water droplets. The sight of him took my breath away. I really had to get out of here!
After what seemed like an eternity, he took a couple steps towards me and my breath became ragged. Slowly he held out his hand as if to offer me a hand shake. I could barely breathe much less reach out and shake his hand. When he realized that I was not about to reciprocate the welcome gesture, he calmly said, "Hello, I'm Edward Cullen. You must be Isabella Swan. It's nice to meet you. I guess some how we ended up as roommates."
I finally gasped, "Bella…call me Bella. I'm sorry, I…um…have to….um…go." I rushed into the bathroom, locked to door, and whipped out my phone. I hit the speed dial for Charlie and listened to the phone rang over and over again. He finally picked up after the fifth ring.
"Hello." he said unaware of the wrath he was about to have unleashed upon him.
"Charlie you have some explaining to do." I seethed into the phone.
I watched as she stammered something about having to go and fled into the bathroom from which I had just emerged. I grabbed my keys and stormed out of the room. I made my way down two flights of stairs, not stopping to apologize to the many people I knocked into, and rapped on the door of Emmett and Jasper's dorm. It flew open to the smiling face of jasper.
"Hey bro. You get all settled?" He said unknowingly.
"You've got some explaining to do." I said as I watched his smile fade with realization.
I hope all of you are having a VERY merry Christmas and a happy new year! Enjoy.