Chapter 5: Hello Campers
My head snapped up to meet Emmett's confused expression.
"That was Alice." I mumbled as I spun around and headed for the door. Emmett's large self made it there before me and was standing in the doorframe where Alice was heard. He was talking to the people in there, but Emmett being the GIANT that he was, I couldn't see a thing. But I didn't need to see to notice the velvety smooth voice carry through the cabin and into my eardrums.
Alice's brother. I forgot he was in here, although that IS the reason Alice came here in the first place…
I wiggled my way around my brother and walked a little into the cabin when I saw Alice sitting on the floor, Smile on her face, Designer shoe in her hand. She was looking up to the person sitting on the bed. My eyes started on the floor, I noticed a pair of black shoes, not designer like his sister but a pair of Nike's. Dark blue jeans lead my eyes up a pair of surprisingly long legs which ended at his waist where I noticed the waistband of his boxers, Black, it looked like silk but who's paying attention?
A long sleeved dark gray shirt lead my eyes up a very nicely toned torso, the shirt wasn't skin tight or anything, but it was thin enough to where I could see he was built. His big, strong arms were behind him, holding his upper body up, and I could see his arm muscles flexing underneath. My eyes continued the path of this very enjoyable sight up to a much chiseled face. His skin was pale, a silky porcelain like mine. His facial features were sharp, exquisite, beautiful. I couldn't help but notice his bronze colored hair, so messy and disheveled but sexy and perfect. I couldn't think of anything better to do with my life then sit in his lap and run my fingers through his bronze, silky hair.
But that's when I made the mistake of focusing on his eyes…oh his eyes. The moment my plain, brown eyes meet his emerald green orbs I forgot how to breathe. I couldn't remember where we were, I couldn't remember who was all in the room except me and him…Hell, I forgot my own name. All I could think of was how unbelievably beautiful this man was. And to make it even more difficult to regain normality, was he was staring straight back at me. Our eyes were glued to each other, although I have no idea what he could possibly be staring at me for…OH GOD, did I have something on my face?! Did I have a pimple or something I didn't know about?! Oh my god that explains it, there's no other explanation for why something this beautiful could even be looking at something as boring, and plain as me.
Well…my life is officially over.
I tore my eyes away from the Greek god sitting so perfectly on the bed, fighting the urge to crawl up and into his strong embrace for the rest of my life and turned my attention to Alice, who was still sitting on the floor.
I cleared my throat in fear of exposing myself. "Are you guys sure? Alice I heard you scream."
A movement so quick I almost didn't catch it caught my attention, Alice's brothers –I believe his name is Edwin, or Edward or something old fashion and perfect like that- snapped his head down to the floor to his sister.
His velvety voice one again sounded, and I almost lost my balance "You two know each other?"
My eyes –against my own will, I swear to god! - made their way back to him. His breathtaking face was pulled together into a painstaking expression. I couldn't explain it. He looked confused, and a little hurt…but behind his eyes, I could sense something else…Excitement maybe…why on earth would he be excited? Camp isn't that great….
"Yeah, this is my roommate Bella." At the sound of my name his eyes meet mine again. Even though I was highly embarrassed that he caught me staring, I couldn't find the strength or the willpower to take my eyes away. I could feel the heat color my neck and my cheeks as a god awful blush made its way to my face. Just at that moment, a lopsided grin broke out across his face, causing those perfect, pink lips to curl up in the corner. I swear to god that I almost fainted. My breath hitched and I could feel my legs start to give out.
Luckily for me, my amazing big brother came and wrapped his arm around my shoulders, and as secretly as I could, I fell into him, letting him support my weight since I could no longer do so.
His loud voice echoed through the cabin. "Well good, just as long as no one was hurt…well badly. I see a heel in Alice's hand and I'm guessing nothing good could have come from that! Anyway, it's almost time to go to the hall for orientation, so you guys wanna walk down together?"
I couldn't tell if this was good thing or a bad thing.
Alice jumped up from the ground and placed her shoe back on her foot. Then she turned and stuck a hand out for her brother to grab, which he did, and soon they were both standing and I could see that he was at least 6 feet tall…probably around 6'1 or 6'2…which only made him even more perfect.
"Yeah defiantly, let's go before all the good seats are taken." Alice chirped before walking to me, grabbing my hand and pulling me out of the cabin.
All four of us were walking the dirt trail, Alice and I leading. I could hear the boys, only a couple feet behind us talking and I tried to strain my ears to listen to their discussion. I didn't get that lucky because moments later Alice started to ask some more questions about me. I actually really started to like her. I didn't feel any pressure to keep up a conversation with her…she was always one to talk, and I was just as happy to listen. And even if we weren't talking –which is unusual because Alice is ALWAYS talking- it was a very comfortable silence. She was just so happy, and bubbly it was infectious. Soon we were both cracking up over nothing! It was refreshing to have such a jubilant person around.
"Ok, so let me get this straight…you DON'T like shopping? As in, you avoid the mall as much as possible?" She asked, pain seeping through her voice. I chuckled at her shopping addiction.
"Well it's not that I don't like shopping…it's just I only go when it's necessary. You know...like food. I don't think I've ever spent over a hundred dollars at once before." She gasped, clutching her chest in mock pain.
"Oh my god, during one of our days off, I am SO taking you shopping and you are going to LOVE it!"
I cringed. I really don't like other people spending money on me…it's so unnecessary!
"Uh-Oh, did I hear Alice say shopping? You better watch out Bella, this could get dangerous." His honey silken voice came from right behind me, and I felt a large hand placed gently on my shoulder. An electric current shot through my body at his touch, but I was too shocked to jerk away and truth be told…I didn't want to pull away.
I looked to my right and he was walking right next to me, that crooked grin in place. I couldn't help the smile that was spreading across my face in response.
"Yeah I kind of figured…but I think I can handle her. Thanks for the heads up though."
He chuckled. "Well I've been on many of Alice's tortured shopping trips and I just barely make it out alive. I'm Edward, by the way. " His hand outstretched for my taking.
"Bella." My hand meet his and that electric current ran through me again, this time we both jerked away.
He shoved both hands deep in his pockets before gazing at the ground in front of him. "Sorry about that." He mumbled.
"Oh it's fine. It's not your fault anyway, I am a magnet for danger…a little electric shock is nothing compared to what else I can attract." the nervous laugh bubbling up from my throat. I mimicked his posture, sticking both of my hands in my pockets, although I was restraining myself from grabbing his hand and interlacing our fingers together.
I heard his laugh and looked up. The smile on face was breathtaking. He looked like he was glowing, his white teeth shined in the sunlight, the red-ness in his hair stood out more when the sun hit it just right. His green eyes danced with amusement as they locked onto mine. I couldn't help but laugh along.
"Well that's good to know" he teased "Now I guess I'm just gonna have to keep a close eye on you, make sure you don't hurt yourself or others too badly this summer." I couldn't stop my heart from beating out of my chest. Does that mean he wants to hang out with me this summer? That he's gonna be close to me? Dear god I hope so.
"I'm gonna hold you to that." I laughed, looking straight at him with a smile on my face. He just continued to smirk at me, our eyes never loosing connection. I didn't even notice we stopped until I heard someone clearing their throat.
"Ehh-Hemm…" we both looked behind me to find Alice and Emmett standing in front of the main hall. I couldn't stop the blush from sneaking out as I walked towards Emmett who was also smirking at me. I know he can read me like a book…which means a lot of teasing for me the summer.
All four of us walked into the main hall to find a good 20 other kids sitting around chatting. There were some kids I knew, and some I didn't. But all the tables were filled up, except one in the back corner which only held two people –Who didn't look very happy at all – one boy and one girl. They were both blonde
and beautiful. I couldn't help but notice the resemblance that they held toward each other. I was about to suggest we sit with them, but Emmett beat me to it.
"Hey guys, I found a table." Was all he said before leaving us and jogging straight up to it. Alice and I just exchanged knowing looks, smirked and followed my brother.
I could feel Edward's presence behind me and that only made my heart beat faster, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he could hear it.
Emmett was sitting across the table from the two blonde beauties, his eyes never leaving the girl. I sat down next to him, Alice sat next to me and Edward sat on the other side of Emmett.
These two people were beautiful! The guy had honey blonde hair much like the girl, piercing blue eyes and sharp facial features that any male model would die for. The girl had long honey blonde hair that was curled to perfection hanging past her shoulders. Her eyes were also a beautiful shade of blue and she looked like she belonged on the cover of a swimsuit magazine, she probably did…I would have to check all of Emmett's Sports Illustrated that he brought just to make sure.
Emmett and the super model were chatting a little, the smile on Emmett's face was hard to miss, it took up his entire face, the beauty wasn't too far off either, their smiles were almost hurting my face! They were so lost in their own little world it was like they almost didn't even notice us sitting there.
I cleared my throat. "Umm…Em." He looked at me for a moment, a little confused until finally he slapped his hand to his forehead.
"Aww man, I'm sorry squirt! Rosalie, this is my little sister Bella, her roommate Alice and my roommate and Alice's brother Edward, guys this is Rosalie and Jasper Hale." Hale…that name sounded familiar…o wait!
"Hale? You're Rosalie Hale? Oh, you're our other roommate!" I couldn't help but be a little excited at the fact that she was our roommate and not some weird, creepy girl that could kill us in our sleep. Even though I didn't really know her, if Emmett could smile like that for this girl, she had to be ok.
She turned her smile towards me and extended her perfectly manicured hand "Hi Bella, you can call me Rose." I graciously took her hand. I turned my attention to Jasper but noticed his eyes were a little off to my right. I followed his gaze to see Alice, who had the biggest smile on her face. What is with these people smiling all the time?! I don't understand!
Alice got up from her spot next to me and went to sit next to Jasper, who turned his body to face her small frame, the smiles never leaving their faces. I was so wrapped up in confusion and amusement at these two couples that I didn't even notice someone sit next to me until I heard his voice.
"Well this should be an interesting summer." He mumbled, also staring at the sight in front of us. Emmett and Rosalie were leaning on their forearms across from each other, both leaning in to where their foreheads were almost touching, laughing at something…
Alice and Jasper had both turned their bodies to face each other and were just starting into each others eyes, making small talk, but you could tell they didn't even need to do that, all they had to say was said in their eyes.
I leaned my body closer to Edward to whisper in his ear "Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen people smile so much in my life." His quiet laughter rang through my ears and I couldn't help but smirk a little, I was defiantly going to have to find a way to make him laugh more often.
I felt his breath fan across my neck, causing the goose bumps to rise on my skin. His breath was intoxicating and I once again lost all coherent thought.
"Yeah, well I don't think I've ever seen anyone as beautiful as you before in my life." He whispered.
My head snapped to my right, emerald green jewels locked me in a trance and I couldn't think of a reply. What exactly are you supposed to say when the most perfect man you've ever seen tells you something like that? I'm not entirely sure. So that just left me with one option…to stare wordlessly at the Greek god, which I was accomplishing beautifully.
He just chuckled before opening his mouth to say something else. What more could he say? "Oh yeah, I was just kidding?" well I wouldn't be totally surprised if that came out of his mouth, in fact I'm kind of expecting it at this point.
But before he could say anything, a loud, screeching voice came from the front of the main hall.