A/N: Ok, so I'm gonna vent a little...There was a program at my school where you could take off after lunch and go to college the rest of the day...Well, the other day, I found out that they cut it out, so I'm screwed...I don't know what to do...It just makes me so mad that they got me signed up for it and then they pull it out from under me...grrrrrrrr! Ok, I'm done, so on to the chapter!Anyways, my computer is so messed up. What I'm doing is I'm writing the chapter, then going to school and typing it, then sending it to myself and then upload it to FanFiction…sooo…Here is chapter 3 and I hope you guys like it!!
I woke up to the sound of my favorite Panic at the Disco song, The Sun and The Moon. I rolled out of bed and grabbed my bag of toiletries. It was still really early in the morning so I tip-toed to the bathroom. The door closed softly behind me as I turned on the shower.
As the hot water ran down my back, soothing my aching muscles; flashbacks of the night before came flooding back to me. Edward, his hat, dancing, Lauren. I knew right then and there that I needed to tell Lauren about my feelings for Edward. I just needed a right time to tell her. Just thinking of her reaction made me shudder.
I heard a door slam and I automatically knew that it was my dad. Whenever my dad woke up, I was usually dressed and downstairs already, but this time I wasn't. So, I turned off the water and jumped out. I pulled my white tank top over my head and put my yellow Cali shirt on over it. I slipped into a pair of tight-fitting jeans and looked in the mirror. Staring back at me was a girl that I didn't even know anymore. I started making faces just to make sure that it was really me. I puffed out my cheeks, showed my teeth, and rolled my eyes.
"Bells! Are you up yet?" My dad yelled from the bottom of the stairs.
I pulled my hair up into a high ponytail and ran downstairs.
"Morning, dad!" I gave him a smile as I grabbed my shoes.
"You're late?!" He raised his eyebrows in surprise. I'm usually never late.
"Yeah, kinda. BYE MOM!" I knew she was awake, even though I didn't see her. These last few days, her heart's been set on becoming a writer. She's currently working on a piece called Midnight Sun. I'm sure it will get published, but she's got a lot of other stuff on her plate right now.
"Bye sweetie! Be careful! Don't drive too fast!" I rolled my eyes at my mom's remark as I hugged Charlie.
"See ya Bella! Be safe—for your mother's sake if not mine. You know how she worries a lot!"
I laughed. "Yeah, I do."
I grabbed my stuff and headed for the door. As the door shut behind me, I thought I had heard my dad mumble, "I think she worries too much."
Outside, the weather was normal for a day in Forks. It was very foggy, with droplets of rain falling down slowly. As I scanned over the forest, something caught my eye. It was Edward. He was leaning against the passenger side door of his Volvo with his hands in his pockets. Confused, I walked across the street to his car.
"Hey," Edward said coolly.
"Hi," I said nervously. Inside, my stomach was doing flips and my heart accelerated. Hopefully, he didn't hear it.
He ran a hand through his disarrayed hair. "Do you…want a ride?" His breathing stopped, as if he wouldn't start breathing again until I answered him.
I said the first thing that came to my mind. "Where's Lauren?"
Edward looked down at his feet. "We had another fight last night at the dance."
I had the sudden urge to run my hand down his cheek, but I resisted. "I'm sorry, Edward," was all I could say.
He shrugged lightly. "It's ok, but you still didn't answer my question." He smiled showing off his pearly whites.
Trying not to say yes right away—even though I wanted to—I said, "Well, what about my mom and dad? They think I'm driving to school." I looked back at the house, scanning the windows for any sudden movements.
He sighed loudly, bringing my attention back to him. "Well, you could drive your truck and park it on that trail around the corner. Then, ride with me to school."
I thought about what he said, "I don't know…"
"Oh, come on Bella! I'll bring you back to your truck right after school. I promise!"
My lips slowly spread into a smile. "Oh, alright!" I turned around and ran back across the street. I put my old Chevy into gear and started driving towards the corner. Right after the corner was the trail and I almost missed it. I slammed on my brakes, as did Edward. My truck came to a screeching halt before I turned onto the trail. Edward followed closely behind me. I saw a smaller trail so I pulled my truck in there and turned it off. I was hoping that my dad wouldn't see it from the highway.
Freezing for a second, I took a deep breath and grabbed my keys, preparing myself for the ride to and from school with Edward. I took another big breath and stepped out of my truck. Edward had the passenger door open for me and was already back in the driver's seat. Man, he was fast!
I shook my head and walked over to his car. Inside, it was very warm. The interior was black leather and silver around the dashboard. I ran my hand up and down the seat, with my mouth agape. Edward chuckled slightly. I turned to him, kind of irritated that he was laughing at me.
"What?" I turned my head sideways, giving him a puzzling look.
He shook his head. "It's nothing. Let's get to school. We can't have you late for school now can we?" He ran his fingertips along my jaw, setting my skin on fire.
I blushed and turned away quickly, looking out the window. He put the car in reverse and headed for school.
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The school day was very boring. Mr. Mason just went on and on about the poets in the past. Mr. Varner gave us a ton of Trig homework, but that wasn't anything new.
Lunch finally rolled around and I was thankful. I got in line behind Angela and sighed.
"Thank the Lord it's lunchtime! My stomach's been growling since fourth hour." Angela laughed silently. Alice narrowed her eyes at me.
"Well, if someone didn't hitch a ride with a certain someone and arrive late to school, they would've been able to eat breakfast." I thought back to this morning. Edward and I arrived late to school, although he said we wouldn't. We sneaked to our first hour classes, laughing. Before leaving me, he ran his fingers along my jaw, setting my skin on fire like the first time…
"Hey, Bella! C'mon!" Angela motioned me forward through the line. I hurried up and grabbed me an apple, lemonade, and a slice of pizza.
I walked up to our usual table and frowned. Angela and Alice had already sat down, but there wasn't a seat for me.
So, I went to the next table up and sat down. The table that I sat down at was a lot closer to Edward's table. Some of the boys started nudging Edward and pointing at me. I just acted like I didn't even notice them. I was too busy watching Edward's reaction. He turned around slowly. He noticed that he had my attention and smiled at me. My cheeks turned a bright crimson. I looked down quickly, trying to hide my blush.
The chairs around me started scooting, causing me to jump slightly. Alice, Angela, and Kelsey came to sit by me. "Why didn't you sit down over there?" She pointed at the other table.
I thought about there not being enough room, but there was also another reason. I didn't want to fight with Lauren. I knew that if she said anything bad about Edward, I would go off on her. So, I just shrugged. "There wasn't any room. And plus, I don't want to sit by them. So Alice, are you and Ang ready for Biology next hour?" They both shook their heads. I was definitely ready and they knew why. My assigned seat was next to Edward.
"Hey, Bella, we moved around there's enough room now!" Lauren yelled over the murmur in the lunchroom.
I turned around to face Lauren. "No, it's fine! I don't want to be squished!" I turned back around and rolled my eyes. Everyone laughed and went back to eating.
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The first bell rang, signaling that it was time to go to class. I walked into the Biology room and sat down in my seat. Alice and Angela sat in their assigned seats behind me. I opened my notebook to a blank page, waiting for Mr. Banner to come into the classroom. Today, we were watching a video on the classifications of animals and we had to take notes on it.
The chair next to me moved slightly. I looked at Edward out of the corner of my eye and his face was very smug.
"What's with the face?" I turned toward him.
I startled him with my question. "Huh? Oh, it's nothing!"
"Edward, baby!" Lauren's shrilling voice rang through the classroom.
He looked at me with widened eyes and shrugged. I just rolled my eyes and tried to ignore them. I put my head down and listened to them chase each other around the room.
I heard Mr. Banner shuffle his feet across the floor, pulling the TV cart behind him.
"Lauren? Didn't you just hear the second bell ring? Get to class!" Mr. Banner's nasal voice echoed in the halfway empty room.
Lauren stopped running and rolled her eyes at Mr. Banner. "Just a second!" She turned around and gave Edward a quick peck on the lips, causing me to gag. She grabbed her purse and ran out the door, slamming it behind her. Beside me, Edward sank down in his chair and sighed. I turned around to Alice and Angela and made a gagging noise. They busted out laughing and Alice about fell out of her chair.
"Okay girls! Class is starting!" We stopped laughing and turned our attention to Mr. Banner. I glanced over at Edward and I thought he was smirking, but I wasn't sure. "Today, we're going to watch a short clip on the classifications of animals!" He put the video on and turned the lights off when it got dark, I could feel the tension between us. To try to get my mind somewhere else, I looked around the room. Tyler Crowley and Mike Newton were both asleep. Alice and Angela were, no doubt, planning a shopping trip. Well, probably more like Alice was planning and Angela was just going along with it. As I was turning back around, Edward crossed my line of sight. He was staring at me, unaware that I was staring at him, too. I smiled at him and whispered his name. He blinked a couple of times, coming out of his daydreams. When he seen my face, he smiled his infamous crooked smile, causing my heart to skip a beat. He raised his hand to my face, cupping my cheek. All this time, we were getting closer to each other. My heart kept beating faster and faster the closer we got. Our lips were merely inches apart when the lights flipped back on. Then, three things happened simultaneously.
Behind me, Alice and Angela gasped. Edward heard them and quickly removed his hand from my face. Me, being the clumsy person I am, fell to the floor with an "umph". The loud noise I made caused Tyler and Mike to wake up.
"Huh? The answer is 42!" Tyler mumbled out from under his arms. (Got the answer from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!)
"Mr. Crowley, this isn't math class!" Mr. Banner yelled at Tyler.
I got up out of the floor, thanking the Lord that Edward, Angela, Alice, and I were the only ones who knew what happened.
"Awww, look! They're blushing!" Alice and Angela said lowly, making sure I was the only one who heard them.
I looked at Edward and sure enough, he was blushing. I smiled and tried to hide my face, but Edward wasn't having it. He pulled my hands away from my face and whispered, "Don't be embarrassed!"
When he said that, my blush went away instantly, causing me to smile.
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The rest of the day went by slowly and it was finally the last hour of the day—gym. At one point in time, I hit Lauren in the back of the head with a tennis ball. I didn't mean to, but when I did it, I wasn't sorry that I had.
The final bell rang and I ran into the dressing room to change. I knew I stunk, so I took a quick shower. I ran my hands through my hair with my freesia scented shampoo. I jumped out and dressed hurriedly.
I threw my bag over my shoulder and ran through the door and ran right into none other than my chauffeur, Edward. He wrapped his arms around my waist, steadying my body.
"Thanks…" I blew out softly. When I ran into him, he had knocked the breath out of me.
"No problem. You ready to go?" I could hear a smile in his voice.
I got untangled from him and said, "Yup! Let's go!" Edward put his arm around my shoulder and left it hanging loosely.
As we walked to his car, I thought back to when we were little…
We were in the 3rd grade and school just let out. Edward chased me out of the back door of the school onto the playground. He pushed me playfully against the wall, laughing. His lips touched my cheek briefly and even then, I blushed. Looking at me smiling, he said, "Bella…Bella?!" Wait that's not what he said…
I took a look at my surroundings, noticing I wasn't at the back of the school, but at Edward's shiny Volvo.
"Bella, you can get in now, you know?" He looked at me quizzically and ushered me into the passenger seat. Just like this morning, I ran my hands up and down the leather with my mouth wide open. Edward pushed on the gas pedal, making the engine purr, waking me from my daydreaming. I smiled at him, giving him the okay to go. He put it in drive, speeding out of the now empty parking lot.
On the way to my truck, we asked the most random questions we could think of. Favorite color? Pepsi or Coke? Dream vacation? Edward had me blushing a couple of times with his questions. So, I decided to get him back.
"Edward," he turned his head slightly to look at me, "boxers or briefs?"
His cheeks turned pink as he turned back to look at the road. For a while, he didn't say or do anything except drive. When he stopped the car, he answered with one word—boxers.
I turned away blushing, amazed that he actually told me what he wears. The sound of his silent chuckling made me giggle and I looked out the window. Sitting beside us was my truck, making me confused.
"When did we get here?" I turned around in my seat, facing Edward.
He looked down embarrassed. "About ten minutes ago…We were talking and I didn't want you to go." He looked up at me and I noticed his eyes going from my eyes to my lips. Smiling, he moved in closer and touched my lips with his softly.
Instinct kicked in and my hands entangled in his bronze hair. He pulled my hair out of the ponytail and let it fall around my shoulders.
I needed air and when I tried to pull away, I couldn't. My hair was stuck in his necklace.
He looked down and all he said was, "Lauren…" He got my hair untangled as my heart stopped a million times over.
When he was done, I jumped out of the car and into the cab of my truck before he could see the traitor tears that were now streaming down my face.
In the rearview mirror, my face was splotchy and black streaks were running down it. I got out my make-up bag and tried to fix my splotchy ness. As I was trying to fix it, I noticed that Edward had left. So, I followed his lead and headed home.
When I pulled into the driveway, Charlie's cruiser was parked beside me. I got out of my truck and walked up the sidewalk, thinking about Edward. The door was unlocked, so I walked in without a sound. Inside, everything was quiet like it is right before a storm. I looked in the living room and my dad stood up from the sofa.
"Bella, you've got some explaining to do!"
A/N: So, there it is! A lot of stuff has happened so far…They finally kissed!! Anyways, I'm thinking that this is going to be a short story! Because the kiss came out faster than I had planned on, but it just seemed right! So, I wonder when Edward is going to ask Bella to prom?? And also, when is Bella going to finally realize that she can't keep the secret from Bella forever? Try to guess…in a review!! I L U my readers and reviews so please, click that little purple button that says go and review!!