A/N: Okay, so it's been forever, but I've been so stuck with how to continue this story. I obviously left, some options after the last chapter, but didn't know where to go after that. Well, I finally have a couple ideas now, but will only share them if you guys actually want to read them. The reviews for this story dramatically dropped off for the last couple chapters, and I was very sad and disappointed about that. This story means a lot to me, since it is an extension of my very first fanfiction, and I really want to write it, but only if you guys will actually read it. Anyway, enough prattling; on to the story.
Chapter 10: Cry BPOV
I don't know what had come over me; I guess Edward just had this affect on me that made me do things that I had never even considered before. Not that ever really had a reason to think about those kinds of things, but he just brought out this whole other side to me.
After properly thanking my beloved, we made our way downstairs to hang out with Jazz and Alice. We ended up watching The Princess Bride upon Alice's insistence, but I also held a special place in my heart for the movie.
As the movie ended Edward leaned over to Alice, whispering for some unknown reason, and when I looked at Edward trying to find my answer all I got was a shrug.
"Okay, now that the movie is over, how about we play 'truth or dare'?" Alice asked, winking in Edward's direction. The game was quickly okayed, even though I was a little nervous, and we moved into a circle, also deciding that Alice would be the first to challenge someone.
"Okay Jazz, truth or dare?"
"Dare," he replied confidently.
"Okay baby, I dare you to kiss me,"
"Alice really, what kind of dare is that?"
"Are you refusing to complete the dare because that is both insulting and a foul in the game which results in you having to run around the block naked; so what is your choice?"
"That's not what I meant," he replied as he leaned over to kiss her. "Sorry beautiful; okay, so Bella, truth or dare?"
"What is the biggest lie you have ever told our parents?"
"Ugh, only if you swear never to tell either of them, this cannot leave this room, okay?"
"I promise, please proceed,"
"Okay, so do you remember when Claire, Angela, and I all took that trip to "First Beach" last summer, and I didn't get home until nearly one?"
"Yeah, what about it?"
"Well, we didn't actually go to First Beach. Instead, we drove to Seattle to meet up with Claire's new boyfriend who was living there, and we got a little lost and ended up in one of the worst areas of Seattle until we could get a hold of him and find our way out of there. She dumped him like a week later, but it is still one of our dirty little secrets, and that little detour was so not fun, it was kind of scary actually," (A/N: Ok, so this actually happened to me except it wasn't Seattle, it was Detroit and I ended up on 8 Mile Road, and my friend and I got so lost, but luckily we made it back ok.)
"Wow, my sister is a badass! I can't believe that you lied to dad about that,"
"I know, I still feel a little guilty about it, but it's in the past and I would never do that again,"
"Okay, so I guess it's my turn now, um Alice, truth or dare?"
"What is the most embarrassing thing to ever happen to you?"
"Ok, so we all know I went with Bella to the Jesse McCartney/Jordin Sparks concert, and we got to meet Jesse; well, when I walked up to meet him he said, "Hi, I'm Jesse," and I got so flustered and star struck that all I could say was, "I know," like a swooning idiot," (Ok, so this sort of happened to me. I actually did meet Jesse, and he really does introduce himself, but I didn't say "I know" but I did have to try really hard not to say that.)
"Alice! That is not the most embarrassing thing to happen to you! That happened to me! God you suck!"
"I know, but I was still embarrassed for you,"
"Whatever, I guess it's your turn now,"
"Okay Edward, truth or dare?"
"Ok, I dare you to reenact the most romantic scenes from a movie that you can think of,"
"How am I supposed to do that by myself?"
"Um, . . . just have Bella do it with you?"
"What!" I screeched.
"Shh love, and please just help me out,"
"Okay, I'll be right back, I just have to refresh my memory," he ran upstairs to go check out a few movie lines, and then came back down a few minutes later.
"Alright, so what movie are we doing and how am I supposed to know what to say?" I asked.
"Oh, you'll know, I promise,"
(Movie quotes start now)
"I don't just want to be your friend," ah, now I get it, he picked my absolute favorite movie, A Walk to Remember, and I knew just how to respond.
"You don't know what you want,"
"Neither do you, maybe you're just scared that someone might actually want to be with you,"
"And why would that scare me?"
"Because then you wouldn't be able to hide behind your books, or your frickin telescope, or your faith. No, you know the real reason why you're scared? Cause' you wanna be with me too,"
"Can you find this star, right here?"
"Sure. So why am I looking for this star?"
"Because I had it named for you. See, it's official. It's from the International Star Registry."
As he completed the line, he pulled a rolled piece of paper out of his back pocket and handed it to me. I opened it to find that he had actually named a star for me and I was looking at my very own star registry.
"This is wonderful . . . I love you,"
"So what's your number one?"
"To marry in the church where my mother grew up; it's where my parents were married,"
"Do you love me?"
I nodded my head as the scene commanded, but I knew I wasn't going to be capable of much more anyway; I knew what this scene led to and it caused my heart to start beating erratically.
"Will you do something for me?"
Edward knelt down before me, and then continued with his next line.
"Will you marry me?" he said as he produced a small, black velvet box from his pocket, he then opened it revealing a small but beautiful sapphire and diamond white gold ring.
I don't remember the next few minutes because I'm pretty sure I fainted after that. (I seriously considered stopping here, but since it's been so long, I decided to continue.)
"Bella, please wake up, you're starting to scare me," I heard an angel's voice whisper into my ear. I am thoroughly convinced that I'm either dead or dreaming because there is no way that what I think just happened actually happened.
"She's been out for at least ten minutes, that can't be good," I heard my obnoxious brother say. Oh God, it can't be true.
I shot up instantly, but regretted it almost immediately as the blood drained too quickly from my head and I started to sway.
"Bella, are you okay?" Edward asked.
"Hold on a second, head rush,"
"Alright, whenever you're ready,"
"Okay, so what the hell happened?"
"You mean you don't remember?"
"No, of course I remember, why do you think I'm asking? What the hell is going on?"
"Perhaps we should go upstairs first,"
"Fine, but then I better get a damn good explanation,"
"Babe, are you sure you're all right?" he asked once we got back to his room.
"Yeah, I'm fine, now please explain to me what just happened,"
"Well, you fainted,"
"No shit Sherlock! I wasn't talking about that and I think you know it,"
"Oh you mean this," he said as he once again pulled out the ring.
"Yeah, um . . . are you really asking me to marry you, because it sure looked like it,"
"Well, yes and no,"
"What?" Now I was even more confused than before.
"As you may have already figured out, Alice helped me plan that whole thing, and Jazz knew about it too, but this is actually a promise ring, for you. It a promise from me to you that one day I would love to marry you and make this official, but not for a while, okay?" he said it with such sincerity and love in his eyes that I had to sit down on the bed because of the overwhelming intensity.
"Oh Edward, that is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me,"
"Does that mean you'll accept this,"
"Yes, but I'm kind of pissed that you spent so much money on me, this thing must have cost a fortune,"
"You are the most valuable thing in my life, and I'm just trying to show how much you mean to me," he said as he slid the ring onto my finger.
"You are so cheesy, but I love you for it,"
"I love you too, more than you may ever know,"
"I think I'm beginning to understand,"
"You are my life now,"
A/N: Ok, so that's chapter 10, what do you think? Please review, I need to know that people are still reading this story and whether or not you're enjoying it.