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"Bella, you need to do something better then just wasting your life away with the Cullens." Charlie said as I sat down with my cereal bowl in the kitchen.
"Well what do you think I should do?" I asked, rolling my eyes as soon as he looked away to grab a glass of milk.
I wasn't going to do anything that Charlie offered; the Cullens were my life, and I loved them more then I probably loved my whole family.
"Maybe try out for some sports or something."
I nearly choked on my cereal, "Sports?" I asked, coughing, trying to get the pesky cheerio out of my throat. "Me? Do…sports?"
"Yeah. Like soccer or baseball or tennis?" He suggested, and my eyes went wide in fear. I could feel my face turn white as memories of badminton in gym came flooding back to me. "Okay, okay, maybe not any of those. But there are plenty other teams you can join though, right?"
"Uh, Ch-Dad, I don't really think that I am cut out for sports."
"Your boyfriend, Edwin is."
"It's Edward Dad, and just because he is doesn't mean that I am." I rolled my eyes.
"Well maybe he can help you?" He suggested, and I could just picture it now. Edward helping me with…soccer. Okay, soccer. Easy enough, you just kick a ball around a muddy field and try to put it in the net. But me, being me, will probably go to kick the ball and trip up, getting myself all dirty, and probably a scrap or two. And a scrap or two means blood, and Edward doesn't deal with blood that well. Especially my blood; the sweetest of them all, according to him.
"I don't think so." I said, standing up and placing the bowl in the sink. I heard a honk outside, and my face lit up. Saved by my vampire, "Edward's here! Gotta go to school, Bye Dad!"
"Bye, Bells, have fun." I grabbed my rain jacket (it was too warm for a winter jacket) and bag before running out the door. It was drizzling, and Edward stood in front of my porch with an umbrella waiting for me.
"Morning, love." He said as I reached and planted a kiss on his lips.
"Good morning." I smiled as we started towards his Volvo.
"Did you have a good breakfast?" He asked, and I nodded my head.
"Yes." I didn't feel like telling him about Charlie's wonderful plans about me playing sports. He opened the passenger door for me, and I smiled, stepping in. He closed the door and was in the driver's seat before I even had a chance to think about putting my seatbelt on.
His cold hand met mine, and he squeezed it before placing the car in reverse. He sped out of my driveway faster then he ever had, and I got a little nervous. Was there something that he heard Charlie think that wasn't good? Did he have a surprise for me at school? Were the Volturi coming? My face blanked at the last question, and I hoped not. We were still driving to school, however, and Edward wouldn't dare let the vampire coven be exposed to any humans.
Except for me, of course.
"There's something bothering you." Edward said, glancing at me, but keeping his eyes on the road.
"Nothing's bothering me." I protested as he slowed down to his 'slow', eighty. We turned into the school's parking lot, cutting off the engine as he drove into his normal parking place.
"Bella, I know you better then that. You don't want me to have to kiss you to make you tell, do you?" He asked, turning to me and giving me a crooked smile.
"It's just Charlie." I said as he placed a cold kiss on my cheek. He moved his face away from me and stared into my eyes.
"Charlie?" He asked, and I nodded my head. "What does Charlie want?"
"He wants me to spend less time with you and your family."
"Get out of the car." He demanded, unlocking it, and I stared at him. Was he kicking me out because Charlie doesn't want me to spend all my time with the Cullens?
"Edward, I, I…"
"Just get out of the car, Bella!" He growled, and I obliged, stepping out as a thousand eyes turned to stare at me.
He took my hand, "He wants you to try out for sports, doesn't he?" we started walking to class, and I blankly stared at him.
"Yes." I meekly said, staring down at the ground.
"You know why you can't try out for sports." He said, and I nodded my head.
"Yes, because I'm a klutz."
"No, because you'll get hurt."
"So I'm a klutz."
"No, Bella, you'll get hurt, and I can't stand to see you hurt."
I rolled my eyes. He's so overprotective! "Wait, how did you know that?"
"That Charlie wanted me to try out for sports?"
"Alice had a vision about it."
I smacked him on the arm, and I heard gasps from the girls as they all turned to look at me.
That's right, I smacked Edward Cullen.
"Edward Anthony Masen Cullen!" I scolded, "Don't you ever do that again?"
"Do what?" He asked, "Listen to Alice?"
"No! Tell me to get out of the car like that! It made me feel that you were…you were…"
"I was what?"
This was the one time that I wanted him to read my mind. I didn't want to have to say it. He already hurt me once before, and he knew that he and I both would never forget it. We couldn't bear to be away from each other for more then thirty minutes, much less break-up.
"Break-up with me." I mumbled, and he laughed, grabbing my hand again in his. All the girls groaned and turned back to their work or back to their conversations as we continued towards first period.
"I would never, ever, break-up with you, Bella. I could never put you through that type of pain again." He nodded his head curtly and then placed a kiss on my lips.
I smiled, and he returned it before we walked into first period.
By the time that lunch came around, I was pretty much completely exhausted. I didn't even want to eat, and the Cullens, except for Edward, were very happy about that; it made them seem less obvious that they didn't eat any food.
"Bella, love, please eat." Edward pleaded for the about fifth time in the last five minutes.
"I'm not hungry." I moaned, and he tightened his grip around my waist.
I looked up at Alice, who had a glazed over expression.
I glanced at Edward, and he nodded his head.
"What is it?" I whispered to him as Alice's vision ceased, and she stared at Edward.
"Nothing. Nothing, really. It's actually rather strange. Something about a motorcycle."
"Oh." I said, and the lunch period ended. Edward walked me to the next period, gym, the only one that we didn't have together. We stood outside the gym door, and he placed a kiss on my lips.
"I love you." He muttered between kisses.
"I love you too." I whispered, and he let go of me, holding onto my hand till the last minute before letting go and following Alice towards his next period.
"Come on, Edward! Let's go! It's not like you're never going to see her again!" Edward nodded his head, and then ran to catch up with her.
I sighed and entered the gym. I started towards the locker room, to get changed, when I heard my voice being called.
I turned around to see who was yelling for me.
"Bella! Bella!" It was Angela. She came running over with a flyer in her hand. "Guess what I signed us up for?"
"What?" I asked.
"The high school swim team!" She jumped up and down and handed me the blue flyer.
It had a picture of a swimmer in the water, and then under it, writing in big, black letters was:
FORKS SPARTANS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM
WALK-ON GIRLS, WALK-ON BOYS TEAMS
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
SPARTANS FOR THE GOLD!
I gulped, glancing up at Angela, who was still smiling, and then back down at the flyer.
Edward was not going to like this.
Quote from the next chapter:
Bella: "Can you…try not to think about the swim team thing?"
Charlie: "Don't think about it? Why?"
Bella: "Just don't, all right?"