**IMPORTANT- Shortly (hell, who am I kidding – I can never do anything 'shortly')… eventually… hopefully before 2011 ends, I am going to take down FT for a period of time just so I can fix it up and remodel it a bit before reposting it. I read through it the other day and realized I wasn't happy with the quality of writing. I just need to find the time where I can work on this and keep working on DBSYPWTBB. If you have any thoughts, opinions, suggestions, or questions, please don't hesitate to send me a PM.
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Summary-All human. Bella and Edward are friends and they go to a basketball clinic in Seattle for 2 weeks and Bella is sharing a hotel room with Edward, Mike and Tyler. What happens? Truth or dare, some streaking, injuries, jealously, and Bella and Edward get closer to each other.
"Why do we have to be up at this ungodly hour?" I complained to Edward as we climbed into the back seat of Coach Clapp's van. Edward just laughed and shook his head.
The reason why I had to get up at 4:00am on a Saturday morning was because I had to be at the school at 4:45. Why did I have to be at the school at 4:45? Because four students from seven different schools around Seattle - all within a four hour driving range - were invited to attend some sort of basketball camp.
Yes. I, Bella Swan, the clumsiest human on this planet anyone could ever possibly meet, was going to attend a basketball camp. Shocking, I know. Somehow I had some grace when I played basketball - not any other sports, only basketball. The four students going from my school – the creatively named Forks High - were Edward, Mike, Tyler and myself.
Edward Cullen is my one of my good friends and the nicest, sweetest, most caring and most handsome guy you will ever meet. He has the most amazing green eyes that are always dancing with emotion, messy auburn hair, a perfect face and perfect body to go along with it… the list goes on and on.
I already knew that I liked Edward way more than a friend but I have no idea how to describe just how I feel about him. It's not like "Oh my! He's so hot, I wanna date him." Definitely not like that. It's like I always feel safer and better when I'd be with him. I felt complete. Whenever we touch, I feel an electric current flow through my veins and a shock. When we hugged, it seemed like we fit perfectly together and I never wanted to let go.
I couldn't stop myself from liking him more and more every day.
I knew Edward would never feel the same way about me. I looked so plain and ordinary with my generic brown eyes, dark brown hair, and my trademark blush. I was also 5'4, self-conscious, and extremely clumsy. Yeah…real attractive…
Edward and I became friends at the beginning of the school year when Edward and his family moved here from Alaska back in September.
Our friendship was unique. We did everything together at school. We ate lunch together, walked to class together - seeing as we had almost every class together - and always said good-bye to each other at the end of the day. But we never hung out outside of school. I got the courage to call him a few weeks ago but he wasn't home and I hadn't tried call since.
We were always there for each other and helped each other out. I saved him from all his "stalkers" who keep asking him out even though he showed no interest in any of them. He had told them countless times, "Sorry, I'm just not looking for a relationship right now." That little line there was another reason to put on my list of reasons why Edward would never date me.
Mike Newton. I could easily label him as my stalker whom Edward has had to save me from way too many times. Ever since I moved to Forks last year for the beginning of my junior year, Mike had asked me out at least once a week and even now in our senior year, Mike just didn't know how to take a hint.
Tyler had asked me out a few times when I first moved here but he got the hint and stopped asking but still caught him staring at me from time to time.
So here I was, at 4:46, sitting in the back of our gym teacher's van with Edward Cullen, with no room for me to lie down and go to sleep. I kept squirming around, trying to get somewhat comfortable but when that didn't work I let out a frustrated sigh and just leaned my head back against the seat and shut my eyes.
I guess I fell asleep sometime during the three-hour drive because the next thing I was aware of was the sound of a door slamming and it felt like I was being carried. I slowly opened my eyes. I began to blush when I looked up and found my gaze was captured by two familiar green eyes.
"Sorry, you looked so peaceful. I didn't want to wake you." I blushed while I was cradled to his chest.
"Thanks," I mumbled, and then I realized he was still carrying me. I wondered why he didn't put me down as soon as I had come around…not that I was complaining.
"Oh, you can put me down, I probably weigh a ton," I finally said as I suddenly thought that he might have been waiting for me to tell him to put me down.
Edward rolled his eyes. "Bella, if you wanted to try walking you could have just asked me to put you down," he said and lowered me so I could stand. I wondered what he meant by trying to walk. I knew I was clumsy, but wasn't that a bit insulting?
I took one step and understood what he meant. My legs felt dead. They'd obviously decided to fall asleep with me. I tripped over air and saw the ground rushing up to meet my face. I braced myself for the inevitable impact, hoping that I wouldn't break anything at the same time. Two strong arms mercifully wrapped my waist before I hit the ground. I breathed a short gasp of relief and mentally smacked myself for forgetting Edward's seemingly second nature of saving me from my meetings with the ground. He picked me up into his arms once again and just as I opened my mouth to argue, he looked right into my eyes, making me forget everything.
"Don't even try arguing with me, Bella. You just proved to yourself and everyone else that you can't walk right now." Edward smiled crookedly and I just rolled my eyes, relaxing in his arms.
We, as a group, walked into the hotel lobby while I was carried. I looked to my left and saw that Mike was childishly glaring none too subtly at Edward. Edward carried me over to one of the couches and put me down before sitting next to me. Mike sat on the couch on my other side and I tried to inconspicuously move away from him and closer to Edward.
I realized something just then. Where was I going to stay? Each school was given two rooms, one for the chaperone and one for the athletes. I definitely didn't want to share a room Coach Clapp and his wife.
Coach Clapp gave Edward and Tyler the two room keys for their room and told the three guys to go unpack and come down in ten minuets since we had to be at the Gym in twenty minutes. Once the guys left, Coach Clapp turned towards me. "Miss. Swan, could I talk to you?"
I nodded, walking over to him.
"Are you comfortable sharing a room with the guys? I trust you won't do anything but if you're uncomfortable with that we could try finding you another room," Coach Clapp offered.
"I'll just share with the guys." I didn't want to cause a fuss and didn't particularly want to share a room with Mike and Tyler but Edward would be there so it would be okay.
"Great. Room 317. Just knock because the guys have the room keys, and please remind them that we need to meet down here in ten minutes and to bring what they need."
"No problem." I picked up my suitcase and duffle bag and headed to the elevator. I knocked on the door of room 317 and waited for it to open. Mike opened the door and a look of surprise appeared on his face. He leaned on the doorframe, trying to look cool.
"Bella, what a surprise! Did you miss me already?" Mike's voice was low and husky when he said the last part. I mentally rolled my eyes and forced a smile on my face.
"No, Mike. I'm sharing a room with you guys and we need to be in the lobby in ten minuets with our basketball stuff." Mike's face lit up like a kid's on Christmas morning.
I rolled my eyes and walked past him into the room. I look quizzically at Edward who had an amused expression on his face. I dropped my bags on the floor and walked up to Edward.
"What's so funny?" I asked him. He chuckled before responding.
"Nothing extremely important. I just think Mike might murder me later." I looked at him confused then looked a Mike who looked excited but pissed at the same time. I looked back at Edward who just smiled and patted the space beside him on the bed, inviting me to sit with him.
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