"There he goes again. When will he ever realize he had enough girls for a lifetime?"
"Ehm, probably never Bella. Edward just is that way. He's a ladies man. Cute, funny, smart, strong, totally gorgeous…" I could see Jessica was dreaming about him too.
"Come on Jess, you can't seriously like that… that…"
"It's a he, Bella." Jessica cut me off. "And his name's Edward. And yeah, I actually DO like him. Is that so wrong?"
"Ehm, Absolutely Jessica. He already dated you once. You know he doesn't do second dates."
"Bella, don't be so negative. He's a great guy."
I rolled my eyes at her.
"Come on. You can't possibly be serious? Look at him! You went out with him last Friday, and already we've seen him with three other girls! Why can't you just forget about him?"
"One day Bella, he WILL realize he loves me." She said with an arrogant tone and started eating her lunch.
I just sighed. I wouldn't bring it up again. Jessica obviously wasn't over Edward. But he, obviously, was way over Jessica. I couldn't believe this school. Every girl wanted Edward, every guy thought he was some kind of.. God or something.
"What did he ever do to you, anyway? What is it why you hate him so much?" Jessica asked me. I didn't see this coming.
"It's just… He totally is.. Well ehm, he's just.. Ehm… I just don't like him." I finished. That could've been said better.
"Aha. I totally get it." Jessica said with a totally sarcastic voice.
The truth is, nobody actually knew why I hated Edward so much. Nobody knew our past.
When Edward and I were like, four years old, we lived in the same street and we were the best friends. But the older we got, the less he seemed to care about me. I think he doesn't even know my name anymore.
"You know, whatever it is, get over it." Jessica said. I just rolled my eyes at her and got up. I had to go to class anyway.
"I'm gonna go to Biology." I said, she, too, got up and followed me.
"You know, you're gonna have to get over it eventually.. When him and I are totally in love." She said.
"I hate to break this to you Jessica, but you and him will never be totally in love. In fact, I doubt that he'll ever be in love with anyone besides himself."
"Oh, Bella! Stop being such a pessimist! Why can't you just be supportive of him and me?"
"Jessica! There is no you and him!" I could see Jessica was totally annoyed by me now.
"There will be!" She said. "Believe me.. He WILL love me you know."
"Sure Jessica, and you'll get married when you two graduate and have lots of kids!"
"Don't act like that Bella. Please?" I could see I had really hurt her now.
"Okay, I'm sorry Jessica. I'll better get to class now."
"Yeah me too." She said and walked away. I simply walked to the biology classroom. I walked to my spot, right next to Angela and smiled at her. I liked Angela. She was a little shy, but not as obsessed with Edward Cullen as the rest of the school. So we could talk about other things than him. More serious things.
Just then, Mr. Hall appeared, our Biology teacher.
"Hello kids. Today we're going to start working on a new project. You'll have
to work in pares." Everyone started to point at each other and already started making pairs.
"Don't bother kids, I already chose who will work with who." He unfolded a piece of paper and started telling us who will work with each other. I could see almost every girl looking hopefully at Edward. I just listened at Mr. Hall, waiting for my name.
".. Edward Cullen and Bella swan… Angela Weber and…" I stopped listening. WHAT?! I must've heard it wrong. I raised my hand when he was finished.
"I'm sorry Mr. Hall, but I don't think I've heard you correctly. With who will I be working?"
Mr Hall gave a quick glance at the piece of paper with the names on it.
"You will be working with Mr. Cullen miss Swan." I had to remind myself how to breath when he said that. No! This couldn't be true.
"The project will go on for two weeks. I expect everyone to do their best. Now go sit with your partner and I will hand you a paper, which will explain the project entirely." Angela gave me a look which was filled with compassion and then went to sit with her partner. Edward walked towards me.
"Well hi there Bella Swan. Haven't talked to you in a while." He simply said. Like he hadn't tried to cut me out of his life.
"Sure whatever. Listen, Edward. I take school seriously. I need a good grade for Biology. I will not let you ruin this project!" I said to him.
"Wow, hold on a minute. Who said anything about me ruining this project for you? Of course I will do my best. And if that isn't good enough for you then… Bite me."
"fine whatever Edward. I'm just saying I need a good grade. I know you couldn't care less, but I actually want to pass this year." I expected him to started arguing, but he didn't. Instead he just gave me a dazzling smile and nodded. Again, I had to remind myself how to breathe, but now for an entirely different reason.
"Edward, I'm sorry. It's just that I.." I started, but Edward cut me off.
"I understand. You think I'm some sort of stupid arrogant guy, who doesn't care about his school and will try to ruin your project and with that, your chances to pass this schoolyear." He just kept smiling as he said that. I mean, I still didn't like him, but I did start to fell guilty.
"I'm sorry Edward. That…That's not what I meant."
"That's exactly what you meant. But that's okay. It doesn't matter. Let me just prove to you that you are wrong though. My place? After school? I'll give you a ride."
"Edward, I'm not some sort of chick you can date once and then ignore.."
He rolled his eyes.
"That's not what I meant. I meant we could work on the project. And other homework too, If you have some. I'd be happy to help you if that's what you need."
Ugh, what was he thinking? That I would be in heaven if he would help me? That I had been waiting for him to talk to me again since he completely started ignoring me years ago? Then he was completely wrong.
"Thanks for the offer, Edward. But I don't need your help."
"Fine. Just to work on the project then?" He suggested. The bell rang so I just nodded and gathered my stuff.
"Good, I'll see you in the parking lot after school. You know which car is mine right? A Volvo?"
"Yeah I know Edward. It's the car where all the girls will be standing." I completely froze after I said that and started blushing like crazy. I couldn't believe I said that!
But apparently he didn't mind me saying that. He just laughed, said "Bye Bella." And turned around to walk away.