Chapter 1


I walked down that hall like everyday with my best friend, Edward Masen. We had been best friends since his mom, Elizabeth, moved in next door to us. We hung out a lot, pretty much everyday because his mom always came over to visit my parents, Charlie and Renee.

As me and Edward became more close he talked more about his dad and how he died a few months after he was born. He was driving home from work when his car was hit by a drunk driver, he died on impact. Me and Edward had had always been very close, we've always been able to kind of 'read' each other. I could always tell when when something was bother him and he always knew when it was that time of the month, he just knew! And of course when it was he was always very supportive and going along with what ever I wanted, he knew better by now. We also share all our secrets . I mean all of them. Like he knows I have a fetish for things like Vampire and Werewolves and he has a fetish for spongebob boxers.

So, now back to today. I was walking down the hall with Edward when I nearly tripped, but instead I stumbled forward and rammed right into Lauren Malorey , taking her down with me when I did fall.

"What the fuck? Bella you fat clumsy bitch!" she shrieked. Well that wasn't very nice.. I was the farthest thing from fat and as for being a bitch... well I guess I could be at sometimes, but calling me that wasn't really needed. I rubbed my butt that I landed on.

"Oh shut up Lauren, you'll live, trust me." I mumbled.

"whatever" she growled. She stood up and brushed her hair out of her face then turned around to stomp off with her army of skanks which consisted of Jessica Stanley and Angela Weber, who wasn't all that bad. She threw me an apologetic look before she ran off after Lauren.

Finally I picked myself up off the ground and brushed the invisible dust off my clothes. I looked over to see Edward laughing out of control.

"What's so funny?" I asked walking up to him even though I knew he was going to say me.

"Your.. face! You should have seen it when you fell. It was like-" he made a ridiculous face that was suppose to be me and I joined in on his laugh. I smacked him on the arm.

"You're so mean, making fun of my face." I pretended to glower at him but he ended up laughing harder.

"No, no it wasn't a bad face and I wasn't making fun of it. I thought it was kind of cute." he said shrugging. I could feel the blush rising on my cheeks, so I covered it up lamely.

"Ha! You're just saying that so I won't beat you to death." I said walking away. Edward mumbled something like 'no I wasn't' but I don't think I was suppose to hear it so I kept on walking.

I walked into Biology and sat down. Edward followed only a few steps behind. We started chatting about out plans for this week end, well I was he was oddly quiet about it. I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I saw Edward look behind my and grimace. I turned around to see Mike Newton standing there. Can't this kid take a hint? He always asks me out and I always say no.

"Hey Bella." Mike greeted me.

"Um, hi Mike." I tried to sound friendly.

"Do you wanna go out tonight?" wow he actually sounded hopeful. I looked over Edward for some backup, but he was looking at me just as curious for my answer. Like he didn't know what it'd be. I turned back to mike and forced a smile and tried to keep my voice polite.

"No thank you Mike. I'm actually busy tonight, and probably the rest of the week end like I always am." okay, well my voice was a little harsher then needed but it was his fault for always asking me even though my answer never changes...

"Oh, okay." his shoulders slumped as he walked back to his seat.

I sighed in frustration and banged me heard against the desk. Where the hell was the teacher? I noticed Edward wasn't laughing like he normally did when I turned Mike down. I looked over to see his eyebrows pulled together like he was trying to read my mind.

"What!?" I asked, turning away before the heat rose to my cheeks.

"Well, I think maybe you should have said yes to mike" he said. I looked at him incredulously. Was he kidding? He had to be. I started laughing quietly.

"What are you talking about Edward? I'd never go out with Mike. Besides we always hang out on week ends."

"Actually, I'm busy all week end with um, someone else." he admitted. I didn't really know he had any other friends beside me.

"I see. And who with?" I asked, trying to hide my honest curiosity.

"Um, I think it's better you don't know.." he answered nervously.

"Come on Edward! You have to tell me! We always tell each other everything." I complained like a kid. I thought I saw his mouth twitch into an almost smile but it was gone to fast to be sure. Just then the stupid teacher decides to come in with some lame ass excuse as to why he is late. I lean over to Edward and whisper,

"I'll call you tonight." he looked back at me and shook his head.

"I don't think that's such a good idea." he whispered back. I rolled my eyes and mouthed 'too bad'.

The rest of the day pretty much continued the same way, weird. Edward had been acting strange, kind of like he didn't want to be around me. I just shrugged it off though.

Later that night I decided to call him even though he lived next door. I dialed the perfectly memorized number and listened as it rang. Finally an annoyed Edward picked up.

"hello" he grumbled.

"Hey. What's up with you?" I asked.

"Oh! You. Uh, hi. Um, nothing. Listen I though I told you not to call." That slightly hurt me feelings.

"No, you said 'I don't think that's such a good idea' you never said no. Besides I call you every night, why is tonight any different? Oh and who are you hanging out with this week end? You never told me during class."

"Ugh," he sighed " I can't tell you. Now look I have to go and please don't call again." he was almost begging.

"Why not?-"

"Just don't!" he almost yelled into the phone. I opened my mouth to protest but someone on his side said something first.

'Eddie, are you coming?'. "yes" he called back.

"Who what that?" I asked. He never let anyone call him Eddie and survive.

"My date. Now Bella listen, I don't want you calling anymore. Bye." Before I could answer he hung up and I was met with the dial tone. Was it just me or did his 'date' sound exactly like Lauren? And why did he ask he to not call? That wasn't like him. I felt the warm liquid fill me eyes.

Maybe after 11 years of friendship we've just grown apart. I wiped the tears from my eyes. I refused to believe that. Edward wouldn't do that to me. Would he? I mean after 11 years of friendship we should be getting closer. I should be his date tonight, not that skank! Waite, did I just want to date Edward? He's my best friend, that's it. Okay well, he's my unbelievably gorgeous best friend. He had an odd hair color, bronze, kinda like pennies. His eyes were a liquid pools of emerald green. His skin was a creamy pale, and his body had perfectly sculpted muscles in all the right places (yes, I have seen him in a bathing suit). Not to mention that breath-taking crooked smile of his. Yep, my best friend was perfect.

But was I falling for him? Maybe he noticed this and is trying to show me he doesn't like me back by going out with Lauren because he doesn't want to lead me on. I felt the tears one by one slide down my cheek as I went upstairs to have a shower. He just needs time, I thought.

A/N I'm really sorry about this taking so freaking long to post. I know I promised saturday but I kinda had a date with Josh (my lover lol). And yesterday there was this freaky storm and the power went out while i was typing and I lost everything so I started freaking and swearing (i have anger issues lol) . . Mkay so hope you liked the first chapter!! R&R and I'll post faster :)