Edward Cullen Shall Fall in Love: Chapter Five
John Tucker isn't Mine, Twilight isn't Mine… blah blah blah…
Anyways, for some reason I've been BLIND actually deaf… and didn't hear that Midnight Sun was LEAKED! Well the first twelve chapters. But still! When did that happen! And then Stephenie Meyer said that she was indefinitely going to stop working on the project!! Oh no! Okay! Whoever leaked Midnight Sun, I'm going to find you and hunt you down. Because there is NO excuse for behavior like that! Especially with books with sexy characters like Edward Cullen. Isn't that sad, though? We might not get a Midnight Sun. All thanks to a meanie. Thanks a lot pickle head! Whatever. Movie on to business. OH! And if you haven't got to read the chapters yet, and you aren't too depressed… lol… because I'm in the PROCESS of reading it… and it's so good so far. You can find them on Stephenie Meyer's Official Site under Midnight Sun, and then click on Partial Draft.
And the only reason why I'm giving that to you is BECAUSE it's from SM… not from some stupid site.
Anyways, sorry, but I'm moving on. I had to get out that… rant because I was highly annoyed.
Thanks to the people who reviewed, story alerted, read, and made it a favorite. The peopled who exited out, not so much. .. OH. Another thing that encouraged me to make this chapter so long and to update after so long. I saw all the people who had me on there favorite authors list… and lol… it made me feel special. I don't know why. I love reviews too… don't get me wrong… but that just made me feel wanted. So just know that every little thing counts.
Another A/N that is important: Someone mentioned they didn't really like Edward's cocky side and well, it was sort of hard to write. And I kept saying, that's John Tucker's character blah blah blah. Yada yada and so on. But I watched the movie today, because I needed ideas and I also wanted more of an insight on the characters, and I realized that John Tucker was actually sweet most times except with friends, so Edward won't be as cocky. Oh, and also, I realized that John Tucker Must die is about revenge. This isn't. This is more about love. But I'm going to make it a bit more like the real thing anyways. That's besides the point though. Okay, finally. For Real. Here we go!
I yawned, wiping the sleep from my eyes. It was Saturday morning, and a rare day that I'd got to sleep in. I was trying to forget the events of last night. Brandon this, and Brandon that.
I rolled out of bed, nearly tripping on my heel from the previous night. Pieces of my outfit were scattered across my room, and I'm sure I looked a mess. I grabbed my phone off my nightstand and checked for missed calls. Sure enough there were plenty.
I hit the send button, so it would call back the first missed caller, Alice.
"Hello?" I heard a chirping voice ring in from the other end.
"What did you need Alice?" I groaned.
"Well Bella! I merely had a brilliant idea and you make mean comments like that!"
"I hope it's nothing like Brandon again, because if it is, I had a terrible time." I said, sitting back on my bed and examining my nails.
"No, and really, you did? He had a good time. He asked for another date. That's too bad. Oh well. The point is for you to be with Edward anyways." I could hear her giggling lightly.
"Whatever Alice. Tell me what you've got." I grumbled.
"Oh! It's just brilliant. It isn't a plan really; it's what we've been doing wrong. I guess he's paid enough attention but… yeah."
"Okay. Tell me."I sighed.
"Well, get dressed and meet me here. Nobody's home but me." Alice said.
I agreed, and hung up.
I took a shower, washing my long hair (I still wasn't used to the extensions Alice and Rosalie had put in) and blow dried it to the best of my ability. I plugged in the flat iron. Hmm. Let's see if I could figure out how to work this thing. I saw Alice and Rosalie work it on me every day. I pulled it through the first strand of my hair and… ha! I did it.
Finally I tried to work with the makeup they'd left me. Oh, Alice would be so proud. I put on some eyeliner, a little bit of brown eye shadow, and a hint of blush on the apples of my cheeks. I looked at myself. Not bad at all. Easy enough routine.
I pulled on a pair of skinny jeans and a tank top and ran downstairs. Alice was going to be pissed. My 'experimenting' with makeup and hair took longer than I anticipated.
I jumped into my truck and started the overly loud ignition. It scared me. I was so used to riding with Alice, Rosalie and Angela to school that I forgot about my truck's noise. And slowness.
I pulled up to the Cullen's within fifteen minutes, ringing the doorbell. It seemed like she'd been waiting close by, because she opened it within two seconds.
"Where were you?" Alice demanded. Then she got a good look at me. "Who did your..?"
"Me." I stated proudly.
"You dressed yourself? And did your makeup… And hair? Oh! Do you know what this means? Do you know what this means?" She shook me.
"No. Alice I don't." I said after she stopped.
"You are one of us. Rosalie, Angela, and I. We don't have to do it for you any more." She made a sad face.
"Okay. Can I come in?" I asked, laughing.
"Oh, yeah." She said absentmindedly.
We sat on the couch in the living room, Alice brought out a tray of pretzels, cookies, and chips. (A/N: lol. Random.) And we started to discuss what was up.
"We aren't doing this right Bella. I mean. The joke."
"Is there even a right way?" I laughed.
"Yes." She said fiercely.
"He's supposed to be in love with you, remember? We already know he thinks you're hot. Hell, girl is hot. But you're a little extra hot because you ignore him."
"Okay, so, I don't get it, what are we doing wrong?"
"We're going with the flow, teasing him. It's ridiculous, because he hates being teased."
"But you said!"
"Oh, no. I'm not saying you were wrong, we were wrong." Alice said slowly.
"This time, were going to play dirty."
"Well what was before?"
"Childish?"Alice giggled. "Just remember Bella. Don't fall in love."
"Who would fall in love with Edward Cullen?" I questioned, getting up and following her out of the door.
(A/N: Stupid Stupid petty girl!)
Monday morning came sooner than I hoped, and before I knew it, I was rolling over, slamming my left hand down on the alarm clock. I groaned loudly.
My phone loudly started to ring, and I jumped. Why me? I reached around for it.
"Hello?" I gasped into it.
"Bella." A voice answered, way to happy for six in the morning.
"Yes, Alice?" I asked, frustrated.
"I'm letting you get yourself ready, but remember the outfit I picked out for you. And-"
I pressed the end button before she could continue, and turned my phone off. Ahh. Silence. I got up and repeated the process of getting ready, checking in the mirror before I left to see if I looked okay.
My stomach growled. I already missed my old ways of getting ready. I didn't have time to eat in the morning anymore. But I had to admit, I didn't look have bad. I checked my reflection in my truck's rearview mirror before backing out of the driveway.
The drive to school didn't take long and before I knew it, I screeched to halt beside Alice's BMW. I parked my truck, grabbed my books, and got out. Nobody was really at school yet; we had cheer practice, so there were only a few cars in the lot.
I ran into the school through the gym, dropping my books on the bleachers.
"Finally Bella, you're here." Rosalie said in relief. "Cheer practice is at 7:30."
I gasped. "But it takes me until eight to get ready!"
"Well get up earlier!" Rosalie said.
"Never mind that." Alice said. "While the other cheerleaders are changing, let's fill Bella in on the agenda for today."
"Okay." Angela piped in.
"I liked the old agenda just fine, I think." I said. "I thought it was risqué enough. I thought I stripped enough. I thought-"
"Well, yeah, but he really hasn't been paying you enough attention lately. So yeah." Rosalie sighed, running her hand through her blonde locks.
"Two days! That's lately to you?" I asked, irritated.
"Well, he passed you at the house the other day, and didn't even bother saying hi. I think he's given up. I think he believes… well… that you're locked at the knees." Alice said impatiently.
"What does that mean?" I asked.
"A Mary!" Alice said giggling.
"A what?" I said.
"A Virgin, Bella! A Virgin!" Rosalie said rather loudly. Lucky for me, no one was in the gym but us.
"Oh. Well he should. I haven't had much experience in that field." I said, blushing.
"Much?" Alice said slowly.
"Well, once, and I didn't like it." I said. "But still, what's that have to do with anything, my… you know. I thought you said he didn't like girls that were too easy. Doesn't that entail sexually?"
Alice, Rosalie, and Angela laughed.
"It's complicated, huh? He doesn't like it if they're too easy. He loves the chase, but when it gets too hard, and if they're too innocent and pure, he gives up." Alice said, tapping her finger against her chin.
"So, basically what I've got to be is not all of that?" I asked confused. "Like… huh?" It so didn't make sense. Or was it the other way around.
They all laughed again. "Sorta."
"Do what we told you before, but this time, we're going to be on the look out. And this time, it's for love." Rosalie said.
"Love?" I said nervously.
"Yeah. And Bella, be prepared for situations. Kissing, being a tease. This time, when he gets you, he's got you. We'll help you of course, but just know. Just know. Are you prepared?"
"Oh, yeah, sure." I replied, biting my index finger.
I went to my locker before class started to grab my biology book, and that's when I saw into him. Speak of the devil. I was so nervous I was shaking. Of course I couldn't show it. I looked at him for a second, gave him a once over, and smiled, then turned away.
I continued towards my locker. I could hear footsteps behind me.
"So, you've decided to like me now?" Edward's voice whispered into my ear.
I turned around, his face dangerously close to mine. I bit my lip. Cool down. I couldn't remember the rule about when to speak. Was it three seconds? Two. Whatever. As long as I didn't sound like a bumbling idiot, I was good.
"Hmm. I'll have to think about that one." I smiled, and turned. "Walk me to my locker?"
"Sure." He sounded surprised. "So when's your next date with my cousin? He can't stop talking about you and your 'boobs' as he calls them." He looked at me and his emerald eyes twinkled.
I smiled at him for the third time. "Oh really? Well, I'm not actually. There's someone else I like."
I saw something flash across his face, but I couldn't read it. Which was surprising. I was usually good at reading expressions.
"Oh, who?" He asked in a strained voice.
"Someone you know." I laughed and stalked off.
"Bella, stop teasing me."
I turned. "Isn't that half of the fun Edward?"
I wiped the sweat off of my forehead. Who knew a fake cheerleader meant actually doing anything. I pulled the elastic band out of my hair, and re-tied it. Strands were coming loose and it was getting on my nerves.
"Bella, get your ass over here. No stopping!" Rosalie yelled.
I groaned. I walked over, and let Tom boost me to the top of the pyramid.
Suddenly the gym doors burst open, and the football players rushed in from outside. Edward was leading them. He spotted me on top of the pyramid, stopped, and grinned.
"Bella." He called, distracting me.
Alice looked over at him.
"I'm kind of busy, as you can see." I said in a strangled tone.
He chuckled. "Yep. I was wondering…"
"Can you wonder some other time?"
"Actually…" Edward started.
Alice stared at me.
"Go ahead Edward." I called.
"If you'd like to go out with me tonight, nothing big, since it's Monday and all."
"Uh, sure." I replied.
"Cradle." Rosalie called, and I immediately felt myself being dropped into Tom and Michael's arms. I breathed a silent sigh of relief. I was safe.
I had just agreed to a date with Edward.
I jumped into my truck, not bothering to pay attention to the rumbling sound it made when I started it, and drove home as fast as it would let me.
I jumped into the shower, scrubbing away all traces of sweat from practice, and jumped out, drying off tripping as I walked to my room. I threw my towel in the hamper, and that's when I heard the knock on the door. I looked at the clock.
I couldn't possibly be.
I breathed a sigh of relief. It was only 5:07. But then who the hell was that? I grabbed my robe from the back of my door, and then went downstairs.
I opened the door. Alice, Rosalie, and Angela were standing there anxiously. Of course.
"Oh Bella we were so worried. You left so quickly." Alice said.
"I can get ready myself you know." I said slowly.
"I know, I know, but we just came because you left before we could ask if you knew what to do!" Angela said anxiously.
"I think I do." I said slowly, chewing on my lower lip. "I still… count to three before I speak right?"
"NO!" They shouted in unison.
"That was before you had him Bella." Rosalie said. "Now that you're going on a date with him, it's much more complicated."
"I count to four?" I asked.
Alice groaned. "You don't count at all anymore!"
"Why? I thought I teased him."
"You do!" Angela said. "Just not in that form."
"You need serious help." Rosalie tapped my head with her index finger.
"Let's talk about this while we get you ready." Alice led me upstairs, pulling my arm.
"Okay. Okay. I think I've got it. I've got to be the dominant one, don't let him choose things for me. But don't be mean or anything. Be mysterious. Be a tease. Right?" I asked.
"I supposed that's good enough." Rosalie said, tucking a sleek wave behind my ear.
"Okay, well let's do a test run, just to be sure. I'll be Edward. Who wants to be Bella?"
"I'll be Bella!" Alice piped up.
"No I wanna be Bella!" Said Angela.
"Me!" said Alice.
"How about I'm Bella."
"Okay, Bella is Bella." Rosalie sighed.
"Baby, it's your lucky day, Imma take you out tonight, where you wanna go?" Rosalie said, pretending to be Edward, in a perfect imitation of his voice.
"I don't know, where do you wanna go?" I said, replying to the question.
"No!" Alice screamed. "He's not in control remember. You are! Let's try this again! I'll be Edward."
"Honey, you know I'm all about what makes you happy, so what movie?" Alice said, winking.
I paused for a second, unsure. "What do you think I want? And don't be wrong." I stared at them for a second, unsure.
They all started screaming.
"DAYUM! Edward better watch his back! Hurricane Bella coming through!"
The knock came precisely at 6:30, something I hadn't expected from Edward. By then Alice, Rosalie, and Angela were gone, and I was nervously waiting.
I walked toward the door, my hands shaking. Opening was the biggest challenge, because my hands were shaking so much.
Edward stared at me for a minute, his eyes running over the dark wash jeans, the flowing blue baby doll top, and my profile as a whole.
I gave him a nervous smile.
"Ready?" I asked.
"Yep." He took my hand and led me to his Volvo.
"So this is your car?" I asked as he opened the passenger door of his Volvo for me.
"Yeah." He replied, then shut the door.
I watched him walk around, while I quietly began to take deep breaths.
The first few minutes were hard. We really didn't have anything to talk about.
"So why did you agree to go out with me?" He turned to me and grinned.
"Well, I really wasn't in the position to say no." I smiled teasingly.
"Oh really." He raised an eyebrow.
I cut him off. "Where are we going anyway."
"You'll see. So tell me about yourself." He looked at me again.
"Um. It's a mystery."
"So, you can't tell me?" He asked.
"Nope, it's a secret, if I tell you I'd have to kill you." I laughed.
"I like secrets." He said.
"I'll bet." I smiled.
"You have a gorgeous smile." Edward said as we started going over rocky terrain.
I smiled. Then looked around at the greenery. "Where did you say we were going again?" I asked. "Your not going to kill me and then drop me in some ditch, are you?"
He chuckled. "Just wait."
That's when we emerged onto a beach. "Oh, where are we?"
"La Push." He answered, pulling over and getting out.
"Wow." I opened the car door, looking around. I hadn't been to a beach since I'd lived in Phoenix, and I'd missed them. Even though it was September… It was nice. Edward reached and pulled something out of his trunk.
A picnic basket.
Aww. How sweet.
Not sweet. I didn't know this side of him. Sweet side. I pull my phone out and texted Alice. I tucked in back in my back pocket, and followed him to the shoreline.
He spread out the blanket, sitting down, motioning for me to do so also.
"I uh sure."
He grinned. "Well, lets see." He said, emptying the contents of the basket. "Now I'm going to be honest Bella, I didn't make any of this. My Mom, Esme did. Thank her. We've got Fried Chicken, Potato salad, Cantaloupe, Apple Pie, and if you don't like fried chicken, I brought peanut butter and jelly. But c'mon, who doesn't like fried chicken?"
My phone buzzed against my thigh, signaling Alice had replied. Ahh. What to do? I know!
I pretended to jump.
"What's wrong?" Edward asked?
"Nothing. My phone." I laughed airily. I pulled it from my pocket and looked at the caller id, even though I knew who it was. "Hey, it's my dad, do you mind, it might be an emergency. I'm so sorry."
"Sure, sure, no problem." Edward said.
I got up, walked away a few yards and called Alice in a hurry.
"He's so sweet! He packed a picnic and…"
Alice cut me off. "Where are you?"
"La Push beach."
"Rosalie, Angela and I we'll be there to spy very shortly." Alice said, then hung up.
I walked back to Edward and sat down, smiling.
"He okay? Your dad I mean?"
"Yeah, I guess I forgot to tell him where I went." I replied, smiling. Oh my gosh. I am such a liar.
"Oh, I guess going out with a guy like me tends to do that to a girl."
"I suppose." I said, laughing.
We ate quickly, talking about random things, nothing exciting in particular.
It started to get dark, and he started to pack up the things.
"I guess I better get you home, huh?"
"Yep." I said slowly. "While your doing that, I have to make a call, could you hold on?"
"Sure…" He looked at me for a moment. "Meet me at the car. I have to use the bathroom anyways." He laughed at my expression. "Too much info?"
I ran off through the sand, pulling my sand from my pocket. Immediately I called Alice.
"Where are you?" I hissed.
I had to cover my mouth to muffle the screams.
She was standing right beside Edward's car, talking into her phone.
"What are you doing?" I whispered.
"Helping you." She said. "Okay, Angela said Edward keeps it pretty P-13 on the first date."
"Okay. I've got it." I smiled.
"So you're a good kisser, right…?" Alice asked.
"I don't know. How does anybody know?"
"Well I know because Jasper tells me. You should know because guys tell you." Alice said.
"OH MY GOD! I'M A BAD KISSER!" I screamed, horrified.
"I'm going to have to show you, aren't I?" Alice sighed. "Get in the car."
I climbed into the passenger's seat, and Alice climbed into the driver's seat.
"Okay. Grab onto his hair, lock onto his gaze, and give him one gentle kiss. Leave him wanting more." Alice pulled away. "Eh, not bad Bella. For a girl." She winked.
"Oh shit, Alice, Edward's coming, get down." I demanded.
Alice climbed into the backseat, throwing Edward's letterman jacket over her.
"Hey Bella." Edward said, opening the door. "Get that call made?" He looked at me. "Why are your cheeks flushed?"
"Um. No reason." I replied. He raised an eyebrow but made no further questioning.
"What kind of music do you listen to? He asked.
"I love all kinds." I gushed. I couldn't help it.
He grinned. "Go through the glove compartment, and look. See what you like. All of them are mine."
I looked. For some reason I felt the urge to start at the back. I pulled at the first on I laid hands on. I gasped. "You listen to Debussy?"
He blushed. "Well, I…"
"I love Clair De Lune. It's absolutely breathtaking." I stared at him. Who knew Edward Cullen, play boy extraordinaire, would actually have taste?
"Well, yeah, but, you really like it, your not making fun of me?" He looked at me.
"I'm being serious Edward." I smiled. "What other secrets are you hiding?"
He looked at me. "Your serious?"
"I don't kid."
"Well." He sucked in air. "I can play the piano. Only my family knows. And they swore to secrecy."
"You've never told any girl, ever that you can play? Why?" I asked gently.
"I'm afraid they'll think it's not masculine." Edward replied, searching my face.
"Well I think it's a very striking feature, and it only makes you hotter. Better yet, if you had told me that, maybe I would have gone out with you sooner." I bit my lip, hiding my smile. I smiled way too much around him.
We pulled into my driveway then, and I felt a twinge of sadness. I shook it off. Whatever that was, I didn't need to be feeling. Suddenly I remembered. Alice was still in the back.
"Walk me to my door?" I asked, afraid he would say no.
We got out, and we slowly climbed the steps.
I opened the door and I tried to peer around him inconspicuously to see if Alice had gotten out yet. No. She was just getting up.
"Bella. I'm going to leave, because if I come in, this is going to turn in to more that what I want it to and… I don't want you to be like every other girl."
That was sweet, but had I asked him to come in?
Alice was just getting out and he was turning. Think fast.
I grabbed him and turned his head toward mine, kissing him long enough for Alice to get out, shut the door, and hide in the bushes.
He pulled away, shocked.
"That was…" He paused.
"Yeah." I said. "Night."
Edward grabbed my arm, tugging me towards him, so that every angle of my body molded to his perfectly chiseled one. He wrapped his lips around mine, kissing me long and hard.
He pulled away after a moment and I stared at him.
Remember that thing I said about how easy it was to not like him? Yeah. Well I just figured out I'm screwed.