Okay I for whatever reason have Prom on my mind considering MY prom was nearly a year ago (good Lord, where has the time gone!?). It must be the fact that prom is like happening everywhere, or maybe it was because I just read a book that help inspired me to write this, I have NO IDEA why I am writing this, but I am...ENJOY!!
I hate Prom.
I hate the stupid, endless searches to find the perfect dress that NO one else was going to wear (Lord have mercy if two girls showed up wearing the same gown). I hated that friends turned on each other when they found out that the guy they were hoping to have take them to prom picked the other person (I think guys know what they are doing when they do that). And my most personal reason…I hate the fact I had to dress formal. Whatever happened to just being comfortable? Why not go to prom in jeans and flip-flops. I didn't see why the whole stupid event was a right of passage into adulthood. Weren't we already considered "adults?" After all I have heard numerous teachers say that we were adults and we were suppose to act as such, not some immature brats.
So I find the entire event stupid and, but of course, I wasn't going to my senior prom. My two girl friends, Alice Cullen and Rosalie Hale, think I'm completely nuts but they haven't tried to convert me over to the "light" (HA! It's the dark side for sure!) side, though that hasn't stopped them from trying to include me in events like prom theme meetings (I fell asleep ten minutes into the silly thing, the ideas were all stupid anyways) and prom dress picking (which I might add we went to Seattle to pick dresses since it "limited" the chance that their dresses—which are designer I might add—would be worn by someone else).
"Seriously Alice," I said, covering my eyes when I heard that she wanted to go over Prom details again.
Alice pouted. "But Bella," she whined. "I heard that Lauren is wearing the same shoes!"
"I don't know how she bought them," Rosalie said, shaking her iced Starbucks that she bought from home. "I bet they are knockoffs."
"Knockoffs or not," Alice said. "I need different shoes!"
I sighed and rested my head against the table.
I raised my head to see Emmett McCarty walked towards us, carrying a tray that was overloaded with food. Jasper Hale, Rosalie's twin, was trailing behind me. Rosalie smiled and popped up from her seat to give Emmett a kiss.
"Save your selves Emmett, Jasper," I muttered as Jasper sat his tray down beside Alice to give her a kiss on the cheek. "They are talking about prom stuff."
Alice and Rosalie glared at me while Emmett and Jasper flinched, but sat down none the less. I shrugged. They had no choice actually now that I think about it. Jasper and Alice have been dating the longest, first friends since we were babies and when a playground bully pushed Jasper down the slide, Alice punched the bully in the nose. They have been dating, though, since the 8th grade, when Jasper finally had worked up the nerve to ask Alice to the winter formal. Emmett and Rosalie, on the other hand, where newly coupled. Emmett had been my friend back in California but when his father's allergies got the best of him, Emmett's father moved them to where Emmett's mother grew up…right here in Forks. Emmett and Rosalie hit off right away at one of the parties Rosalie was normally invited to, and since then they couldn't keep their hands off each other.
"Oh it isn't that bad," Alice said, smacking me in the arm, "so stop scaring the guys."
"They were already scared," I said, rolling my eyes which caused Alice to smack me. "Ouch! Alice! That was my hurt arm."
Emmett smickered. "Every arm is the hurt arm with Alice," he said. Rosalie smacked him in the arm. "Ouch! Rose!"
Rosalie just rolled her eyes.
"Anyways," I said, about to turn the topic away from prom when something—or rather someone—caught my attention. "Who's that?"
Every head at our table turned and looked in the direction I nodded in. There was a guy that I had never seen before, standing in the lunch line. Alice chuckled and looked at me.
"That's my cousin," she said.
"Wait," I said, looking at her. "Cousin? I don't remember you telling me that your cousin was coming. Hell I don't remember you ever telling me that you had a cousin."
Alice rolled her eyes. "First off, I didn't know that he was coming," she said before adding somberly. "He just lost his parents, and Carlisle is his only family now."
"Oh," I said, looking back at guy.
"Like I said, I didn't know he was coming," Alice said. "And as to why I never told you that I had a cousin, girlie, I don't need to tell you everything."
"But somehow I manage to know everything."
"Where did he move from?" Rosalie asked, still looking at the new guy—hell even I was staring at him…along with the entire female school population.
"Chicago, I believe," Alice said. "His parents moved around a lot. Last I remember, Carlisle said that they were living in Chicago."
"What's his name?" I asked, watching as he took out his wallet to pay for his lunch.
"Edward A. Masen," Alice said, looking at her cousin.
"Is he planning on sitting here for lunch?" Emmett asked, wrapping one arm around Rosalie's shoulders, Rosalie who in turn nestled into his embrace.
Alice nodded. "See here he comes."
Every female eye watched as the guy walked towards our table. I bit my lip as I saw his eyes were emerald green (I was a sucker for green eyes).
Alice smiled. "Edward," she said, standing from her seat and onto her toes to kiss Edward cheek, which Edward too did, I mean kiss Alice's cheek though.
"Alice," he said.
Oh man, his voice! It was smooth and like velvet, easily putting me into a trance if I just continued to listen to him.
"Edward these are my friends," Alice said, sweeping her hand out to introduce us. "This is Jasper Hale, my boyfriend." Jasper raised his head in a greeting, which Edward returned in similar fashion. "And that is one of my BFFs, Rosalie Hale, Jasper's twin, and her boyfriend, Emmett McCarty."
"What's up?" Emmett said, raising a fist to Edward which Edward's knocked his own fist against.
"Nothing much," Edward answered.
"And this is Bella…where did Bella go?" Alice asked.
I had managed to sink rather low in my chair, to hind. I couldn't show my face around him, he was a god and I was only a mere mortal, not worthy to look at his splendor.
"Bella?" Emmett asked, leaning over towards me.
I scooted down some more…only to fall out of my seat, sending my seat backwards and me onto the floor.
"Ouch!" I shouted, flinching as I went to rubbing the place where my head hit the floor.
"Oh God, Bella, are you okay?" Alice said, leaning onto the table to look at me.
"Yeah," I said, sitting up slowly. "By the way, who the hell is putting their gum under the table?" Emmett went pink in the cheeks.
"Oh and that's Isabella Swan on the floor, but we call her Bella," Alice said, pointing at me on the floor.
"Hi," Edward said, smiling.
My heart did a back-flip in my chest at the crooked smile.
"Hi," I said. Oh great, I sounded breathless. Then again…I did just fall out of my seat. Yeah that was the reason to why I was so breathy.
"So that's everyone," Alice said as I slowly sat back into my seat which Jasper straightened for me.
"Thanks," I muttered to Jasper, rubbing my sore back and head.
"It's nice to meet everyone," Edward said.
"Sit, sit," Alice said, ushering Edward to the only seat available…which was between me and Jasper
I tried to play it cool as Edward placed his tray down and sat in the chair beside me, only a mere two inches away from me. I had to use some self control not to lean over and sniff him because I thought I caught a hint of some sort of cologne that desperately was calling out to me.
"So what were you talking about?" Edward asked, opening a bottle of carbonated beverage (AN: yes I said carbonated beverage. You may call it 'pop.' You might call it 'soda' or 'coke'. I call it carbonated beverage though).
I groaned and went to bang my head down on the table which Emmett right away put a hand down onto the table so that I didn't quite hurt myself, especially since I already did that by accident.
"What's the matter with her?" Edward asked.
GREAT, the new guy thinks I'm crazy.
"We were talking about prom stuff which Bella hates because—" Alice started.
"—because I'm not going to the stinking thing," I said, narrowing my eyes at Alice as I lifted my head up from the table. "The entire event is rather stupid and I refuse to participate in it."
"I see," Edward said. His face calm and collected. "Well, I don't see the point to prom either."
Alice and Rosalie gasped, while Jasper and Emmett looked at each other. I, meanwhile, threw my arms in the arm (like one of those football refs) and went "YES!" Every person within a ten feet from us, turned to look at us, if they weren't already staring. Rosalie glared at me while Alice whined to her cousin, "Why?!"
Edward shrugged. "I just don't see the point."
I felt smug as I looked at Alice, who glared at me, her eyes very narrow.
"Hey don't look at me," I said, throwing my arms in a 'don't-look-at-me' stance this time. "I didn't implant the idea in his head."
Alice glared at me still as she said, "Just for that, you're coming with me to go shoe shopping."
"NO!" I shouted, this time every body turned to look at us as I went to bang my head down on the table.
Edward's hand darted out, similar to what Emmett did a moment ago, but before I had the time to bang my head on his hand, I sat straight up. There was no way I was going to be able to touch him and not go completely brain-dead, I was still having trouble to breathing now.
I was glad that the bell rang then, so that the topic of shoe shopping could be dropped for at least a few hours, allowing me time to get my case against Alice together.
3rd Person POV
Alice and Rosalie stormed in the girl's bathroom, both receiving passes from their teachers to go to the restroom. They weren't there to use the toilets…they were there to discuss a matter which had caught both of their attentions.
"Well…what do you think?" Alice asked, raising a eyebrow.
"Hmm, yes," Rosalie said, nodding.
"Both are really similar."
"Hmm yes…what else did you say there was likeness between the two?"
Alice repeated a few things that were on the top of her head which taught her attention at lunch.
"Hmm," Rosalie said, thinking. "I don't know."
"Well we should first see what happens when we push them together," Alice said, twirling her pass around her finger. "But I bet I know what will happen."
Rosalie laughed. "What's the first faze, captain?" she said before saluting Alice.
Alice giggled and linking her arms with Rosalie, they both continued to plan.
So what do you guys think? I will update You've Got Mail within today or tomorrow (5th), Re-Hitched I have lack of my writing muse so I'm having W.B., and The Fortune Cookie I'll write as soon as I can talk to my mum which we're both busy but I'll update that within the week. Anyways, review, review. I'll update when I can but GUYS! PLEASE NOTE! Finals are next week so I will be busy with those. I'll make other announcements in my other updates and on my profile(/webpage) so don't worry as to why I haven't updated in a while.