Chapter 5 (BPOV)

Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) – Beyonce

There was an awkward silence for a few minutes. I felt like I was intruding on something I could never be possibly be a part of.

I was boring, old plain jane Bella Swan, and each and every one of them seemed to be so intriguing and people that other people noticed, they most certainly weren't wall flowers like myself.

They all seemed so comfortable and happy in their little group that it reinforced the feeling of being out of place and not belonging.

I was certain they wouldn't want me to stay or join in whatever games they were playing.

I shifted my feet uncomfortably, I felt exposed, like they would judge me at any moment on my looks, clothes, brains anything they could use to downgrade me.

I know people always tell you to never judge a book by its cover but one too many people had turned out to be exactly as I had thought them to be.

They had ended up putting me down in some way about myself and I was just waiting for it too happen again, for the next blow about my body, my hair, my face, or just about who I am.

I coughed to try and get their attention but they were too absorbed in each other or whatever they were doing, to them it probably sounded like a regular cough.

"I'm just going to go." I mumbled, then started to head out of the living room. I was contemplating reading one of the books I had picked up from the library, when somebody shouted my name.

I turned around to see them all looking at me with puzzled expressions, it had been Alice that had called my name and was stood only a few short steps away from where I was stood.

"Yes." I replied.

"Where are you going?" Alice asked, almost as if I had considered some sort of crime by trying to leave.

"Ummm my bedroom, to read or something," I said, slightly confused by the interrogation I was receiving for just trying to leave the room.

"Why would you do that?" Alice asked looking just about as confused as I felt.

"I uh thought I would let you get back to whatever you were doing before I intruded." I said softly, suddenly finding the carpet very interesting, I almost felt like a child being scolded for doing something wrong.

I was finding my feet increasingly interesting, but finally looked up when I received no answer to my almost apology.

All five faces were starring at me like I had a second head, I knew it was too good to be true, I had been hoping that they would of brushed off my lame attempts and invited me to join them but I guess I was wrong.

I turned around and headed for my room, I lifted my hand to my face when I felt the traitor tears rolling down my cheeks. Just great, how pathetic are you Bella?

"Bella wait!" Alice shouted.

I continued walking, head down, so as not to make a bigger fool out of myself, arms wrapped around my torso to try and stop myself from falling apart all over again.

I thought it would be different, that this time it would be different, but I was wrong just like always.

I was sat in my room, trying to read a book, trying be the key word in that. I sighed angrily and slammed the book shut.

God why was I so stupid?

To think that someone like that like all of them would would be interested in being friends with someone like myself.

Why do I keep putting myself out there only to feel the hurt of rejection each time?

"Stop with the pity party!" The sensible part of my brain scolded me.

"No, your right, I mean look at you."

"Shut up! Just shut up!" I breathed.

I wonder if I could change rooms, get a single, that way they won't have to worry about being nice to me and they also wouldn't have to worry about be associated with me.

I was suffocating being sat in this room knowing that they were all sat out there, probably discussing how hideous I am.

I was still in my dance stuff so I again grabbed my ipod and docking station, picked up a towel and headed to the kitchen to get a water bottle.

I needed to dance. I needed to release al the pent up emotions that were swelling inside of me, and were just waiting to explode.

I needed to let the music carry me away to another place. One where all my insecurities were forgotten, where I was just me, no buts, no ifs, just me.

I was just about to walk out the door when Alice again stopped me.

"Where are you going? She asked looking slightly perplexed.

"Out." I replied.

"But it's late."

"Soooooooo, I can take care of myself." This conversation was already starting to irritate me, what does she care where I go.

"But..........." She whined.

"Please, just leave it," I asked, almost begging for her to just let me go.

"Fine, but it doesn't mean I like it," she said with a pout.

I didn't know how to respond to that, so I just walked out the door and headed down and into the cold night air. The gym hall as my destination.


I had dancing for a few hours, and the stress and pent up emotions had slowly started disappearing.

Single Ladies by Beyonce came on we had learnt it for one of the shows, at my old dance school, so I easily picked the routine up.

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies

Now put your hands up

Up in the club, we just broke up

I'm doing my own little thing

Decided to dip and now you wanna trip

Cause another brother noticed me

I heard a cough, and looked up to see Alice, Rose, Jasper, Emmett and of course Adonis himself Edward.

What were they doing here? I wondered. Oh well I'm not stop now, I was too into the music, they would just have to sit put and watch.

I'm up on him, he up on me

Don't pay him any attention

Just cried my tears, for three good years

Ya can't be mad at me

I ended up facing my audience, you could call it, Alice and Rose looked completely and utterly stunned, the boys still looked shocked even though they had seen me dance before.

Cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh

Cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

I got gloss on my lips, a man on my hips

Got me tighter in my Dereon jeans

Acting up, drink in my cup

I can care less what you think

I need no permission, did I mention

Don't pay him any attention

Cause you had your turn and now your gonna learn

What it really feels like to miss me

How did they find me here, I mused. Then I realised how loud my music was, they knew I was a dancer and probably figured when I left that that was what I was going to do.

Cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh

Cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh

Don't treat me to the things of the world

I'm not that kind of girl

Your love is what I prefer, what I deserve

Here's a man that makes me then takes me

And delivers me to a destiny, to infinity and beyond

Pull me into your arms, say I'm the one you own

If you don't, you'll be alone

And like a ghost I'll be gone

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies, all the single ladies

All the single ladies

Now put your hands up, oh, oh,oh

Cause if you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh

If you like it then you should have put a ring on it

If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Don't be mad once you see that he want it

If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it

Oh, oh, oh

As soon as I finished I headed over to the docking station and turned down the volume only to wish I had left it as it was.

Alice's high pitched squeal reached my ears form across the hall, which instantly made me cringe away from the sound.

"Oh my God! Bella that was amazing, it looked just like the video, but better!" Alice squealed.

I had to listen really carefully to catch all of what she said, she was speaking so fast. Jasper chuckled and wrapped his arms around Alice.

"Calm down honey, don't scare the girl half to death." Jasper said and chuckled again at his now pouting girlfriend.

"Seriously Bella where did you learn to dance like that, I mean I thought me and Alice could pull a few moves, but that was seriously wow." Rose said.

I was shocked she was impressed by me. Had she looked at herself lately, but I chose to keep quiet whilst I waited for the burning fire to calm down on my cheeks.

I looked up and was met with those eyes, they were smouldering and no sooner had I looked into them I was lost.


AN: sorry it has taken me so long to update i have been seriously busy with god know how much school work and varous other things all to do with school lol

i will try to update more often but please review and tell me what you think even if it is bad it is all good criticism lol