17. You Are


I cradled my arms over my chest and braced myself for the cold. What was I thinking?! Thinking that I actually had a chance to win! Ugh!

"Bella, what are you doing here out in the cold?!" I turned around and found Edward taking off his coat while walking towards me.

"W-what are you doing here?" I questioned him.

"I came here to get you." He wrapped his coat around my shoulders.

"Shouldn't you be dancing with Tanya inside? I mean…I came outside…just so I wouldn't…you know…ruin the moment…" My voice was barely a whisper.

"Bella, there was no moment to ruin." He stated and cupped my face with his right hand.

"Edward, what was I thinking competing against Tanya?! Actually thinking that I would win!" I cried out. "I'm sorry if I just ran out like that…that was very inconsiderate of me. You should go back inside…everyone's waiting for you." I forced myself to step back and wiped my tears with my wrist.

"The only reason I actually came to Homecoming tonight and went through with this whole King and Queen thing was…because of you. Before you and I got nominated I was planning that you and I just skip the Homecoming and go some place else, but when I found out you got nominated also, I was completely thrilled. I, myself, also had a feeling that you were gonna win and believe me you deserve to win more than Tanya does. I was excited to have that winning dance with you, with everyone's eyes watching you and I on the middle of the dance floor, seeing a faint pink blush on your cheeks as you twirl around in my arms. That was one of the only reasons I came tonight." I stared back at him for a while until he came over and held me in his arms.

"I'm sorry I over reacted." I whispered against his chest.

"It's okay, I'm actually glad you ran out 'cause that wouldn't give me an excuse to leave Tanya," we both chuckled.

"I think we should get back inside." I stated.

"Nah, I think we should just stay here." He smiled down on me. Suddenly he took my both my hands and placed them around his neck and placed his hands around my waist.

"What are you doing?" I asked him.

"Dancing." We were suddenly twirling around under the stars.

"But there's no music."

"Who said you need music to dance." He smiled unevenly. We continued twirling under the stars until the door suddenly burst open with Emmett holding. 'Stolen' by Dashboard Confessional started playing as Emmett put a chair to hold the door.

"This one's for you guys!" He screamed out. I put my head against Edward's chest as we continued to twirl around. We stayed a few more minutes after the song had ended then decided to go in. Tanya's eyes were filled with anger as Edward and I passed by.

"Bella, we're sorry for about you not winning." Alice apologized.

"Apparently, Tanya and her 'squad' seduced the Mathletes or something like that." Jasper snorted.

"Guys, it's fine. I don't really care anymore." I replied. Even if I hadn't won, the night turned out to be quite fun after all.

"You know I honestly thought you were going to win tonight." Edward muttered as he walked me to my room.

"Really?" I said, surprised.

"Well, yeah. I was quite furious when they mentioned Tanya's name. I even argued with Mrs. Donovan before I came out to get you." He chuckled.

"I ended up having a great time anyways, so…thanks."

"For what?"

"Coming out after me." I grinned.

"Why wouldn't I come out after you? Do you honestly expect me to dance with her?!"

"You make it sound like a bad thing." I scrunched my nose.

"Oh, it is. And I wouldn't dance with anyone but you." He leaned down and pressed his lips to mine.

Okay, sorry for the short chapter. This is technically just a filler chapter, but I've started writing the next chapter so don't worry!