Title: A Cinderella Story
Summary: Bella is the smart, quiet girl. Edward is the football captain and student body president. What happens when a world of texting and instant messaging unites these two lovers while every element in the universe is trying to keep them apart? All Human.
Disclaimer: I (unfortunately) do not own Twilight, New Moon, or Eclipse they are all owned by the very talented Stephenie Meyer. I also do not own some of the plot.
A/N: Here's a new story for you all to enjoy! I'm sure a lot of you have seen the movie, A Cinderella Story. Some parts will be based off of that. Edward and Bella are the same age and are seniors in high school. Hope you all enjoy!
Chapter 1: Mysterious…
"Isabella!" I was awakened by shrieking at the loud noise that was my name. I was so startled that I made a sudden movement that I shouldn't have and fell onto the hard wood floor.
"Arg," I said as I picked myself up.
"Isabella Marie!" I heard again.
"I'm coming!" I yelled back. I quickly walked downstairs, careful not to trip, and followed the raspy voice that said my name. "Yes?" I asked, yawning.
"Why isn't any coffee made? And why were you still sleeping? It's six in the morning." My witch for a mother responded. She couldn't just say, 'good morning' like a normal mother would. No, she had to get the basics out of the way first. I sighed.
"I'm sorry. I was up late last night working on a paper."
"That's not a good enough excuse. Breakfast, now!" She demanded. I did as she commanded and walked into the kitchen and began making breakfast. I didn't exactly hate my life, it just wasn't very pleasant. I grabbed a frying pan from the cupboard and because making food. I finished in just enough time to get it on the table and run back upstairs to take a shower. I dressed quickly, thankful I had time to do the laundry last night, let my hair air dry, brushed my teeth, grabbed my stuff and was out the door.
I waited on the curb of the driveway for my ride to get here, studying for a test I had today. A few minutes later, Jake's car came screeching to a stop and I walked around, jumping in the passenger's seat. I reached behind me and put on my seatbelt, terrified by my best friend's driving.
"How was your morning?" He asked me.
"The morning I had before or after Renee woke me up?"
"That bad, huh?"
I shrugged. "Just like every morning. I didn't go to bed until around two because I was working on that stupid English paper, so I only got like four hours of sleep." I yawned.
"Why do you put up with her crap again?"
I sighed. "If I don't where am I going to live? Besides I need her money for college."
"Right." By this time, we were in the school parking lot, circling around for a spot. Jake finally found one, pulled in and we got out, heading for the school. I told Jake I'd see him at lunch then headed for my locker, got out my textbook and went to sit on a bench, waiting for the bell to ring. My phone suddenly vibrated, so I pulled it out of my pocket and opened it, smiling.
How are you this morning?
I smiled. I'm okay. You?
Just okay? I'm great… Now that I'm talking to you. :)
I blushed. I wish I knew who you were.
Same here. When can we finally meet?
Just then, then bell rang. I grabbed my book and purse then wrote: I'm not sure… Soon!
My morning classes passed quickly. Jake met me at my locker right before lunch like always. I threw my stuff in and we headed towards the cafeteria. We got in the incredibly long line and waited. I took out my cell phone and checked for messages. I didn't have any so I shoved it back into the pocket of my jacket.
"Waiting for a text from lover boy?" Jake asked.
My face reddened and I looked down. "Don't call him that."
"Well, that's what he is, correct?"
"No. It's just a… friend thing."
"Yeah, right. This guy, hopefully it is a guy by the way, but anyway, he must like you or he wouldn't be texting you none stop."
"Whatever." I said. We were almost to the front of the line when Lauren and the rest of her posy stepped in front of us like we were invisible. I rolled my eyes and crossed my arms around me chest, not doing anything.
"In case you didn't notice, there were people behind you, Lauren." Jake said. I hit his shoulder with the back of my hand and shook my head at him. I didn't want to deal with that bitch today.
Lauren looked like she didn't know we were talking, until one of her friends said, "I think those geeks behind you are trying to say something."
"Oh, really? There's people behind us?" She asked, and then turned around with a sarcastic look on her face. "Oh, it's like you guys weren't even here. I didn't see you before, sorry." She turned back around and high-fived one of her friends.
Jake turned to me and scowled. "Don't listen to her. She's not worth it." I whispered, trying to calm him down.
"I swear, one of these days someone is going to put that girl in her place."
"Well, that person doesn't have to be you."
"Sure, sure." He said sarcastically as we finally got our food and headed into the crowded cafeteria. We joined Alice and Jasper at our usual table and began eating.
"Are you guys going to the homecoming dance Thursday?" I asked them conversationally as we sat down.
"Yes!" Alice said cheerfully then turned and smiled at Jasper. When she turned away, Jasper looked at me and mouthed, 'help me.'
I giggled quietly. "You know, Alice, you don't have to go to the dance. You can come over to my house and we could hang out." I said, trying to save Jasper.
"What are you talking about?" She accused.
"Excuse me?" I asked.
"You're coming too!"
"No, Alice, I can't… Even if I was, I don't think Renee would let me, and plus, I don't have costume."
"God, Bella, when are you going to stand up to her already?" Jake asked from beside me.
"We just had this conversation this morning." I responded to him.
"Okay, you don't have to go… For now." Alice said then sipped her lemonade.
I rolled my eyes. "So what are you two dressing up as for the dance?"
"I don't know… we haven't decided yet."
"Bella, what if that guy asks you, then will you go?" Jasper spoke.
"That's a different story." I answered, flushed.
"Yay! Then you're going!" Alice smiled
"He hasn't asked me, so no I may not be going. I really hate dancing though." I sighed.
"Oh, he'll ask you." Alice said, like she knew for sure. I rolled my eyes and didn't say anything else on the subject. We finished our lunch then I hurried to class and walked in just before the final bell rang. I looked around for a seat. The only table open was next to the person I really didn't want to sit next to: Edward Cullen.
I sighed and hurried to the seat and sat down. He turned, smiled briefly, and turned back around. My heartbeat quickened. Why the heck did that happen? I do NOT under any circumstances like Edward Cullen. He was taken by Lauren anyway. What he saw in her, I didn't know, but she was such a bitch. Even though Edward was probably the same, a jerk I mean, he could do better than Lauren.
Today was a pretty easy day. We got a work sheet that had to be completed near the end of class so we could go over it, and turn it in. I got mine done in the about twenty minutes, so I was studying for a quiz that we'd have tomorrow.
"Hey," I heard a velvety voice whisper. I was too stunned for a few seconds before I could look up. "Do you have the answer to number eleven? I'm not sure what it is." Edward flashed a smile that made my heart melt. Now I really was dazzled. No! Bella, don't fall for it! You are not going to be one of those helpless, flighty girls who falls for the "it" guy… It really was cute how his hair kept falling in his eyes and he had to do that hair flip thing…. No! Stop it!
"Oh, yeah." I whispered back, flipping to the second page of the worksheet and showing him the answer.
"Thanks." He smiled.
"N…no problem." I smiled shyly back.
We went over the worksheets then just as the bell was about to ring, Mr.Barnet turned to us and said,
"Turn and look at the person you're sitting next to," Edward and I both looked at each other. My heart skipped beat. "That person will be your lab partner for the remains of the semester." Then the bell rang.
The bell rang on my last period class and I was very relieved. To be honest, I just wanted to go home and go to bed. I was so wiped out with all the late football practices we've been having so that we would be ready for the homecoming game Friday and to top that off, I still had to do my homework when I got home. So, I wouldn't go to bed until around one… But that was just because after I would finish my homework, I'd talk to the mystery girl that I think I might be falling for. Even though I haven't even met her yet, let alone know her real name.
I headed to practice right after school, dreading it. It finished faster than I thought, so I changed quickly and went out to my car. I got in and waited. The cheerleaders had practice tonight too and I promised Lauren I'd drive her home. I waited a good twenty minutes, debating whether to not to just leave her. She was finally walking toward the car and I silently thanked god.
She threw open the passenger door and got in. I waited for her to put on her seatbelt, and then bolted out of the parking lot.
"You looked hot tonight at practice." Lauren leaned across the seat and ran her fingers through my hair, then pulled away repulsively. "Ew, you're all sweaty."
I chuckled. "Well, I did just get done practicing."
"Hello, you should have taken a shower."
I rolled my eyes. "I wanted to get out of there. I'm exhausted."
And that was the end of our conversation. We didn't have very many intelligent moments. I pulled up to Lauren's house, kissed her good-bye then sped away. I got home quickly, showered and did my homework before settling on my bed with my laptop. I logged into aim and smiled when I got a message.
Smartblusher101: You're late
Loyalleade261: I know. I'm sorry.
Smartblusher101: How was your day?
Loyalleader261: Okay… Long. Yours?
Smartblusher101: Surprisingly good.
Loyalleader261: Really? How so?
Smartblusher101: I think I did fairly well on a test I had. And besides being harassed to go to the dance Friday, my day went well.
Loyalleader261: Oh, so you're not going? To the dance, I mean?
Smartblusher101: Well, I wasn't really planning on it…
This was one of the first times I'd ever hesitated before asking a girl out. This was different. I wanted it to be special and just… Everything it was supposed to be. I know that sounded weird, but I really did like this girl. Whoever she may be…
Smartblusher101: You still there?
Loyalleader261: Yes! I'm here. Sorry about that.
Smartblusher101: It's fine.
Loyalleader261: Can I ask you a question?
Loyalleader261: Will you go to the homecoming dance with me?
It was a few seconds before she responded and my heart was racing in my chest. I took a deep breath before reading what she wrote.
Smartblusher101: Really? I'm not sure how much fun I would be… I can't dance very well.
Loyalleader261: Haha, I'm not the dancing type either… I really want to go with you.
Smartblusher101: I'm blushing now…
Loyalleader261: I wanna see your blush.
Smartblusher101: I'm sure you will Friday.
Loyalleader261: So that's a yes then?
Smartblusher101: Yes… it's a yes.
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