Edward leaned over to give me a chaste kiss on the forehead. "Goodnight" He whispered.
When he began to pull away, I reached forward and gave him a small kiss on the lips. Yeah, I wanted things to go slower than they were, but that didn't mean we couldn't kiss eachother. "Goodnight." I told him with a slight smile as I got out of the car before Edward could make his way over to my door.
"I'll call you tomorrow!" I called as I opened the door to get into my apartment building.
Of course, when I opened the door, Alice was awaiting. She was practically bouncing out of her skin. Her eyes lit up when she asked me how it went. As per usual, I replayed what happened to her in great detail. I blamed the entire misunderstanding on her. Her eyes practically bugged out of her skull.
"No, Bella. The misunderstanding was not my fault. I simply dressed you to impress. Remember, you were the one that suggested a drive in movie. You don't need to be a scientist to figure out how things normally go when at one of those places. Didn't you see the windows of all the cars around you?" She asked, tapping her foot expectantly.
"Yes.." I mumbled
"And....?" She asked, her little foot tapping faster.
"They were fogged up."
"Bingo!" She exclaimed. "That's pretty much all drive in movies are good for, running bases in the backseat. So you take it back!"
"Take what back?" Now, she was just confusing me.
"It was not my fault. Say it." She glared at me expectantly.
"Sorry, Alice. It was not your fault."
"Great!" Alice was back to her happy self in the blink of an eye. Sometimes her mood swings gave me whiplash. "Let's watch a movie." She suggested.
I groaned, "No, thanks."
"Oh, alright. Then what do you want to do?" She asked
"It's kind of late, if you hadn't noticed. And I've had a long day. I might just head to bed. Maybe, the sunburn will be gone...or atleast lighter, when we wake up."
Alice perked up when she heard the bit about sunburn disappearing. "That's a great idea!" She exclaimed.
Alice went to her room, and I went to mine.
I woke up with the bad luck of my sunburn still as red as the night before. If Alice's hadn't faded, I was sure to get lectured of the "harm caused when rasing one's hopes" or something like that.
But to my great surprise, Alice's sunburn was lighter and Tanya's was pretty much gone. "What is this?" I asked gesturing to their sking, and then to mine.
Alice just shrugged. Tanya blushed a little, and I raised a brow at her accusingly.
"Well, remember how we heard that taking a bath in milk would help the sunburn?" Tanya asked.
Alices face was one of pure horror as Tanya continued her explanation.
"When both of you guys were asleep last night, I filled the tub up with some milk and took a long bath. And although it was gross, it was worth it." She said, looking at her skin.
Alice made a slight gagging sound. Despite the healing effects it seemed to have on the sunburn, Alice wouldn't be caught dead bathing in milk. Me, however....
"I think I'm going to try it." I told them.
Tanya nodded her head encouragingly while Alice begged me not to.
I just grabbed my frappacino on the counter and made my way into my room.
I picked up my phone and dialed Edward's number.
"Hello?" Edward grumbled into the phone.
"Good morning, Bella." Edward said, sounding drowsy.
"Did I wake you up?"
"Yeah, it's fine though."
I always feel really bad for waking people up in the morning. "I'll just call you later, go back to sleep." I told him.
"No, It's fine. I'm awake now anyways." Edward said, and indeed he did sound awake now.
"So what would you liked to do today?" I asked.
"Doesn't matter to me, as long as I'm with you." My heart stuttered a little.
"Do you just want to hang out? We can order some pizza and just sit around." I inquired.
"Sounds fine to me. What time should I pick you up?"
"Whenever's good for you."
"How about in an hour?" Edward asked.
That was plenty of time for me. "That would be great."
"See you soon then."
I hung up the phone and went to my room to get changed. I didn't need to get all done up for hanging out and eating pizza. I slipped on a pair of comfy jeans and a dark blue, fitted, long sleeved t-shirt. My hair wasn't too unmanagable today, so I left it down. I put on a little mascara and slid some chapstick into my pocket.
When I relized that getting ready only took about 10 minutes, I opened a book and began reading.
I must have gotten absorbed in the book because the next thing I knew, someone was knocking at the door. I rushed around doing last minute things like putting on my shoes and grabbing my purse.
I went through the living room to get to the front door and leave, ignoring Alice's angry glare for not informing her about the date. The last thing I needed was her to dress me up like last time, considering how that went.
I opened the door and smiled seeing the familiar bronze hair, green eyes, and beautiful face that was Edward. He grabbed my hand and we left my apartment for his house.
The ride there was pretty uneventful. There was little discussion. We just sat, enjoying one another's company.
We got out of the car and went up to his place. Edward opened the front door and flicked on the lights. I made my way over to the large sofa in front of the tv. Edward picked up the phone and brought it over. He sat down and began dialing a number.
"What do you like on you're pizza?" He asked.
"Anythings fine. Just no anchovies." I could never understand who decided to put those little, gross fish on such a tastey delicacy.
He nodded and proceeded to order a large pizza with everything, except anchovies, on it.
When he got off the phone, he reached over, pulling me into him. He tightened his arm around me and we just talked.
We talked about anything, and everything. When I'd tell him an ebrassing story, he'd laugh but he'd counter it with an even more embarassing story of his own, making me try in vain to supress giggles. He told me more about his family, and I told him more about mine. We talked about our past, and the future.
In the middle of it all, I had quite the revelation. I loved Edward Cullen. It was as simple, and true as that. And I wasn't freaking out about it. In fact, I felt calm. It wasn't one of those mind-blowing epiphanies. It was as if I was always aware of it, I just hadn't admitted it to myself. The only thing I didn't know, was if he loved me too. I could, but I wasn't going to obsess over it. I hadn't known him for that long, had it only been a month or two? But I was completely sure. And I decided that before the day was over, I was going to tell him how I felt. If he didn't feel the same way... I don't know, But I wasn't going to think about that now.
I tried to calm down my palpitating heart when Edward got up to answer the door. I smelled the pizza as soon as the door opened and I got up from the couch to grab a slice. Edward grabbed two plates and two glasses from the cupboard. I took the plate and grabbed a piece of pizza.
"What would you like to drink?" Edward asked
I scoped out the fridge and decided on a coke. Edward picked the same.
We sat at the couch and ate in silence, me racking my brain on how to start the inevitable conversation.
"I know we haven't known eachother long, but I love you." Corny.
"I love you....r hair! It's so shiny.." Hm. That could work if I chicken out last minute.
I was jolted from my ponderings when Edward asked if I wanted to watch a movie. I nodded, and he got up to put something in the dvd player. I waited for him to come sit back down and snuggled close, laying my head on his shoulder. I must have dosed off during the movie. I was awoken by Edward trying to get more comfortable on the couch.
"Sorry," I apologized "I didn't realize I was so tired."
"It's fine." he assured. "You were talking in your sleep."
I froze. Oh god. What did I say this time? I turned keeping my gaze down. "Oh?" I asked, what I hoped was nonchalantly.
"Yeah. You said you loved me." He stated simply.
My heart stopped. Sure, I was planning on saying it, but not in my sleep!
I gave an uncomfortable laugh. "It's amazing what people say when they're unconscious." I mumbled.
He reached over and pulled my chin up, so my eyes met his. "Is it true?"
"Does it matter?" I asked.
"Yes, it does."
"Why?" I asked.
"Because I love you." He whispered. His eyes full of sincerity.
I couldn't withhold my squeel of glee, as I pulled his face to mine for a kiss. He ended it abruptly, laughing. "I guess that means you love me too?"
"I do. I love you. I love you. I love you." Punctuating each sentence with a kiss.
Nothing could beat this moment as the happiest moment of my life.
I know it's been awhile, and I apologize. And, I have no excuse.
I mean, who likes excuses? Nobody. That's who.