Chapter 1

Bella's POV:

"Come on, Alice. I told you not to bring me here," I whined as she pushed me to the doors of the newest and latest nightclub.

"Bella, it's your twenty-first birthday. You need to party! You're a woman now! AND, I haven't introduced you to my family and their lovers yet," Alice responded.

I will admit that I was very excited about meeting her family. She had talked so much about them. According to Alice, she had two brothers, Emmett and Edward. Emmett was dating a girl named Rosalie. She had never mentioned Edward having a relationship before… I began to think about it. I began to think out loud.

"Is Edward taken, Alice?" I asked.

"Nope; He's been single for what seems like forever! I've been trying to hook him up any chance I got. He's so unhappy looking," said Alice.

Suddenly, something inside my mind clicked.

"You're trying to hook me up with your brother!" I yelled and stopped in the very entrance of the club. Alice grinned and started laughing.

"Dang, you're good."

"ALICE! I told you to not worry about my romantic status! I don't know who Edward is!"

"He's my brother and you're going to like him. I promise. I think you two will look great next to each other. Trust me, when I have let you down?" she asked and made me keep walking. I kept silent after her comment. She was going to argue with me no matter what. I didn't want to mention that I thought I looked like a whore. My deep red dress ended right at the knee. It was pretty low-cut and could show some of my cleavage. I did like it because the skirt flared out when I would spin.

The club felt like it had a heartbeat. Walls were shaking with the music. For some reason, my adrenaline began to rush. I was excited to be here. Alice led me to a table with some of the most beautiful people I've ever seen with my eyes. It was a round table with five people sitting there.

"Bella…let me introduce you to my family," Alice began. She motioned to a man sitting on the edge of the round seat. He was a big man that was very muscular and handsome. He was very handsome. "This is Emmett…next to him is his fiancée, Rosalie." Rosalie nodded at me. She was gorgeous and made me feel ugly. She had dark brown hair and had a tan complexion. She was built like a model. "Next to Rosalie, Bella is my boyfriend Jasper." Jasper was cute enough. He was short and had dark hair spiked in a Mohawk.

Next to Jasper was the most beautiful man I'd ever met. He was GORGEOUS. He had rich topaz eyes I could melt into. He was pale as me. His brown hair looked like somebody had ruffled it. His lips were plump. What I could see of his body was amazing. He was built like a Greek god.

Alice's voice woke me from my thoughts… "And this, Bella, is Edward."

He stood up from the table and bowed towards me. He took my hand and lightly kissed the top of it. "It's nice to meet such a beautiful lady."

I blushed.

"Sit down, Bella!" Alice said. She shoved me in next to Edward, who had just sat back down.

"Alice, aren't you going to sit next to me?" Jasper asked. Then, Alice made Edward and I scoot down so she could be next to Jasper.

The waiter came over and took our order then left. Suddenly, we all became silent. A great song came over the booming music. It was "Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna.

I saw Alice whispering something into Edward's ear. He began to frown and shake his head 'no'. I looked the other way at the dancers on the floor…my concentration was broken by a shove.

Edward gasped and suddenly blurted out, "Bella, would you like to dance?"

I walked out on the dance floor with him following behind me. Suddenly, I felt arms around my waist. Two hands turned me around to face Edward. He looked down at me. Suddenly, everything felt like it stopped. All I could hear was the pulse of the song.

I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music, DJ let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the music
I wanna take you away
Let's escape into the music, DJ let it play
I just can't refuse it
Like the way you do this
Keep on rockin' to it
Please don't stop the, please don't stop the
Please don't stop the music

I didn't want the music to stop. He was beginning to get closer to me. Oh my goodness, I wouldn't mind to smell this for the rest of my life, I thought to myself.

Suddenly, the song changed to a slow song. The DJ said "This is for all you lovers out there…" over the sound system. My heart pounded. I didn't want to stop dancing yet! I hope Edward wants to keep dancing.

The song was "My Immortal" by Evanescence. This is possibly my favorite song by them.

"Oh, I love this song," Edward commented to me.

"I do, too."

I looked over and saw Alice and Jasper dancing together. I also saw Emmett and Rosalie dancing together.

"Would you like to continue dancing?" he asked me.

"I would be upset if you made us stop," I flirted back.

He wrapped his strong arms around my waist. I looked up into his topaz eyes. I wanted to hold him close to me and never let go. He smiled at me.

"I love to see you when you blush," Edward said. Oh my goodness! I didn't even know I was blushing. He chuckled at my reaction. "Oh don't worry, Bella. I think it's cute."

I looked down from his eyes. I wanted to soak up this moment so much. I felt Edward's arm move behind me. He slowly pushed my head onto his rock-hard chest.

Suddenly, everything in my life felt complete.

I felt no more pain about my parent's death. I used to feel so alone in the world and I was depressed all the time. If I start dating Edward, I would never feel sad again. I knew this in my heart at this very moment.

"So, Bella…" Edward began. "What sort of things do you like? Like, what's your favorite band?"

"Um, I like a little bit of everything. I don't much love country or rap. I do like everything else though. I love Green Day," I responded.

"I love Green Day too," he replied happily. "You know, Alice has told me everything about you."

"Really?" I was not as surprised as I sounded.

"Yeah. I normally don't like it when she tries to set me up with someone…but I'm not sure what to think about this time," he said nervously. My heart fluttered. I hoped that was a good sign.

Soon, the song ended and a new song began. Alice, Jasper, Emmett, and Rosalie all went back to our table. Edward and I followed them.

For the first time in a long time, I didn't want the night to end.