A/N: First off, I need to apologize for my never-ending hiatus. I had a lot going on for me, with school, work, and other stuff that comes along with being a teenager. I'll try my absolute best now to keep the updates frequent, and if I'm taking forever to update, you can yell at me, and whatever. It will help me work harder; I need motivation, but don't go too hard on me. Please keep reading and reviewing (:
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Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or anything from Twilight. This story, however, is all mine.
Previously on Just One of the Guys:
"Bella?" He had a concerned look on his face.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to." I crawled away from under him until I was backed up against the wall. He quickly shuffled to his feet and walked over to me, kneeling by my side.
"Bella, what's wrong?"
"I shouldn't have done that." I looked down, tears filling in my eyes. Why am I crying? I kept asking myself repeatedly, but I knew very well why I had salty droplets of water streaming down my pink cheeks. I'm in love with Edward Cullen. I love being with him, I love spending every waking moment with him. But I can't love him. He's my roommate; my best friend and it would make things different between us. Maybe for the worst and I couldn't possibly take that chance and risk it all.
"I just couldn't help it. You were right there, and I wanted to. But I shouldn't have. You probably didn't want me to. Ugh, I'm such an -" Edward had pulled me toward him, kissing me as we got closer.
Please tell me I was dreaming. It was all a dream, right? Everything that happened must've been all in my head. It's just too good to be true... I thought to myself.
I blinked countless times then rubbed my eyes, clearing the sleep away. I starred blankly up at the white ceiling and the spinning fan above me. Five minutes passed before I realized I wasn't in my bed, or anywhere comfortable for that matter. When I noticed I was on the floor, I tried getting up, but was held back by someone's arm wrapped around my waist. Dazed, I forced myself to sit up then turned to see who I was spooned with for the whole night.
"Edward?" I whispered slowly as I admired his breathtakingly flawless features. He was gorgeous even while unconscious. I giggled at the thought. Oh my gosh, so it wasn't a dream! I made out with Edward Cullen last night! OH MY GOD! I screamed in my head. I didn't know what to do; wake him up, leave him the way he was, or kiss him. I definitely wanted to kiss him, though. No doubt about that. I slowly began to stand up and as I headed to the bathroom. When I brushed my teeth, and fixed the way my hay-stack of hair looked, I walked out to find Edward waking up.
"Morning." He said with a smile.
"What happened?" He asked.
"About what?" My stomach churned with nervousness.
"Why am I on the floor?" He chuckled while straightening out his back. "And where's everyone else?"
"Probably passed out at Emmett's." I shrugged.
"What happened last night..."
I stiffened when I heard the words that he spoke. "W-what do you mean?"
"I mean, it wasn't all in my head, right?" He moved closer to me, making me back up to the wall. I was stuck, pinned up between him and the wall behind me.
"Um, not at all." I swallowed.
"That's good." He cracked a sweet smile before taking my face in his hands and pecking me lightly on the lips. When we broke apart, he noticed my cherry red blush and smiled once more. "Bella, I-"
"Guys, you have to see this!" The door swung open with Jasper frantically running in.
"What is it?" I asked.
"C'mon." he waved us over as he left the room.
"I have to start locking that door." Edward sighed heavily.
"Let's go!" I laughed as I took him by the hand and pulled him along. We walked over to the other dorm, pushed open the door, and regretted going there. On the floor, passed out, was Emmett, with a tequila bottle clutched in his hand. He had sunglasses on, and was only wearing a white blouse with his boxers, and white tube socks. (A/N: Think Tom Cruise in Risky Business, teehee.)
"What the hell…" Edward's eyes widened in shock as he scratched the back of his head.
"Oh my gosh, this is crazy! Wheres my camera?" I looked around the room and saw my digital camera on the side table. I ran to it, turned it on, and snapped a photo of Emmett. "You know, we can have a whole album of this guy. First with the makeup, now this. I wonder what'll come next." I chuckled.
"Well where are the girls?"
"Uh, there." Jasper pointed to the beds in the back of the room. Alice was passed out on her stomach, her head by the foot of the bed and her feet upon the pillows. Rosalie was on the other bed, sleeping elegantly, covered in blankets and snoozing away peacefully.
"Haha, oh boy." I shook my head.
"We should wake them up, I guess."
"Eh, I'm not so sure about that. I mean, Alice looks like she's got a bad hangover coming soon. I don't want to disturb them." I said.
"Bella's right. I wouldn't want an irritated Alice storming around the place complaining, and well, vomiting…" Jasper confessed.
"Ugh, that reminds me." I rolled my eyes and flashbacked to the morning after that crazy party I was dragged to. I had a terrible hangover, and threw up in front of Edward and everything. I shuddered at the dreadful memory.
"Alright, let's go get some food. Maybe when we get back, they'll be hungry." Edward suggested.
"Oh we all know Emmett will be." Jasper said as he grabbed his car keys and headed out the door, Edward and I following after him.
We drove into town to the nearest diner and got orders of their best French toast, waffles, bacon, and eggs. We got back about a half hour later and when we entered Jasper and Emmett's room, the only one up was Rosalie.
"Good morning everyone." She exclaimed as she finished making the bed. She was in a good mood; too bad I couldn't say the same for Alice.
"Ugh, stop yelllling!" she groaned out.
"Alice, we brought you some breakfast."
"Ew." She muttered as she slowly turned over. Being unaware of her surroundings, she rolled over a bit too much and ended up on the floor with a loud thud. "Bellllllaaaaa!" she cried.
"Oh, Alice." I sighed as I rushed over to help her up. I carefully helped her up off the ground.
"Err…" I heard Alice's stomach grumble loudly. "I don't feel so good." She gulped.
"She's gonna hurl!" Emmett shouted unexpectedly in a drowsy state.
Alice ran to the bathroom and slammed the door shut. We heard her gagging and moaning. "Ewwwwwww!" she shouted.
"That doesn't sound too good." Edward said.
"Obviously; she's blowing chunks in there like it's no body's business." said Emmett.
"That's because it is no body's business. Edward, you and the guys go to our room. Rose and I need to take care of Alice." I ran to the kitchen area to get a rag and a glass of water.
"But this is my room!" Emmett whined.
"Let's go." Edward and Jasper took hold of Emmett's arms and legs and hoisted him up to carry him out. "God, you're fat."
"It's all muscle, baby. It's ok; since you wouldn't know what being buff is like."
"Oh is that so?"
"Ok then." Edward threw his hands up in the air, releasing Emmett, and letting him drop to the floor.
"What the hell man!" Emmett shouted.
"Well since I'm "not buff enough", I'm not fit to haul a lard ass like you."
"Don't look at me; I'm like the size of your arm." Jasper walked away, heading towards the hall.
"A little help here!" Alice groaned as she opened the bathroom door just enough to expose herself sprawled on the floor.
"I'm coming Alice. Emmett, get up and go." I said.
"Once again, this is my room." He argued.
"Yes, thanks for that little fact, but you need to leave unless-"
"Alice! Are you kidding me, you totally missed the toilet! Bella, there's puke all over the place!" Rosalie cried out from the bathroom doorway.
"…Unless, you'd like to clean up Alice's barf off the walls of your bathroom, in your room."
"Take all the time you need. I'll be in your dorm, eating all your food." And with that, he was gone.
"Hey, Bells, where's the Advil?" Rosalie asked.
"It should be in the medicine cabinet, if not, there's some in my room." I answered while placing some dishes into the sink.
"Okay." On her way back to the bathroom, I heard a loud thud and shriek from Rosalie.
"Rose, what happened?" I rushed over in an instant to find Alice kneeling over the toilet bowl and Rosalie down on her back, covered in Alice's vomit. "Oh…my…" I gasped.
"Why me!" Tears started pouring out of Rosalie's eyes as she slowly sat up, vomit covering her back.
"Here, Rose, take my hand." I reached out for her and pulled her up. "Ugh, you stink." When she was on her feet she began to cry more.
"I don't deserve this!" She lifted her hand up to her face to wipe her tears, but regretted it when she ended up smearing a bit of puke on her cheek. "Ughhhhh!" She let out an exasperated sigh.
"Hahahaha, oh, that was unexpected!" Alice laughed.
"I wouldn't be laughing right now if I were you, because last time I checked, this is your vomit coating my back!"
"Oh." Alice shut right up.
"Rosalie, get into the tub, now. I need to hose you down." I turned to Alice, "As for you, I suggest you go clean yourself off and go lay down. I'll bring you your aspirin when I'm done sanitizing Rose."
"Okay, mom." Alice got up from the tiled floor and walked out, slipping occasionally. I turned the shower on and sprayed Rosalie's back.
"Oh my god that's freezing!"
"Sorry." I turned the nozzle to warm. "Well, I think you can handle it from here. I'll go get you my body wash and shampoo and some clothes."
"Don't forget to bring a mop for the mess!" Rosalie shouted as I left.
"Alice, how are you doing?"
"Bella, my tummy hurts."
"How's your head?"
"Pounding." She whimpered.
"Okay, I'll go get you some Advil." I left the room and walked over to mine. Edward and Jasper were sitting on the couch watching TV while Emmett was sitting by the kitchen counter eating the breakfast we brought from the diner.
"Hey, how is she?"
"Yeah, is the puke machine done with her oral diarrhea?" Emmett asked obnoxiously as he stuffed his mouth with food."
"Man, that's gross." Edward shuddered.
"Emmett, how can you say that while eating?" I asked disgusted.
"Don't talk about her that way! I have to kiss that puke machine!" Jasper had a sickened look as he thought about what Emmett said.
"Hey, that's your choice, dude."
"You're sick, and where's the Advil?" I asked.
"It should be in the bathroom."
I rushed to the bathroom to get the pills from the medicine cabinet for Alice and stuff for the shower for Rosalie. I then went through her suitcase to get a proper outfit for her to wear.
"What's all that stuff for?" Edward asked.
"Well the clothes are for Rose. Get this; she walks into the bathroom to check on Alice and next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor, her back covered in Alice's throw up."
"Puh-leasseee, I'm eating here. Do you mind toning down the gross details?" Emmett complained.
"Yeah, says the guy who used phrases like 'oral diarrhea'." I rolled my eyes.
"Is she okay?" Asked Edward concerned.
"Mhm, she's taking a shower now. As for Alice, I just hope she's sane, since I'm not there. I better get back."
I headed back over to the guys' dorm to find Alice curled up in a ball on the floor. Rosalie was still in the shower. "Bellllaaaa, is that you?" Alice called out.
"Yes, Alice, who else would it be. Why are you on the floor?" I placed the clothes on the couch and popped open the bottle of pills.
"And you couldn't get back up on the couch?"
"Well, here you go." I handed her the cup and the pills as she sat up. Afterwards, I got the shampoo and body wash with her clothes and went into the bathroom to give them to Rose.
"Bella, is there any ginger-ale?" Alice walked up to me.
"Oh, it's a miracle; you're on your feet." I joked.
"There's some in the fridge over at my dorm; be right back."
"Yeah?" I stopped in my tracks and turned to face her.
"I just wanna thank you for everything; taking care of me and all. I really appreciate it." She walked up to me and pulled me into an embrace. "You're the best friend any girl could ask for."
"Aw, you're welcome, Alice." I hugged back. "But you're starting to reek, so hop into the shower when Rose gets out." I chuckled. I left to go get her some ginger-ale. "I'll bring you some clothes to change into, too."
"Thanks love!" she smiled and strolled over to the couch.
I walked back to my dorm and the boys were all sitting watching TV. I continued walking towards Alice's suitcase. After I got her clothes, I went to the fridge to get her a can of ginger-ale, their eyes following my every move, the whole time. Before I left, I turned to them.
Rosalie was out and dressed, combing her hair and Alice was in the process of showering.
"I feel a thousand times better!"
"That's good." I smiled.
"Last night was crazy."
"What happened last night exactly?" I asked curiously.
"Oh my god, what didn't happen last night?" She answered. I raised an eyebrow at this. "Well, we drank…a lot. We danced a lot. Oh and we played strip poker!"
"Strip poker!" I laughed.
"Mhm, that's why you found Emmett pants less." She giggled.
"That's crazy. Who won?"
"Us girls did of course!" exclaimed Alice as she stepped out of the bathroom. I laughed in response.
"We're gonna head back to the dorm with the guys, you coming?" Rosalie asked.
"I'll head over there soon. I think I'm going to take the chance and take a quick shower." I said.
"Alright, see ya." Alice exclaimed while bouncing happily out the door.
"Hey Rose, can you do me a favor and bring over a change of clothes for me?"
"Yeah, no problem." And with that, she left the room.
I hopped in the tub and took what seemed like a twenty minute shower. I shut the water off and went to grab a towel off the rack, but there were none there. I looked around the bathroom, but there was not even a small rag in site. "Damn." I sighed. Then I heard the door open and shut, then in a few seconds open and shut again. Maybe that was Rose with my clothes, I thought. I stood still on the cold tiled floor, quietly, listening for any movement outside. Hearing nothing, I figured it would be safe to walk out there, maybe being lucky enough to find a clean towel in the closet.
"Hello? Anyone here…"
No answer, again.
Dripping wet, I stepped out into the main room. I looked around quickly, wondering where the extra towels would be. Spotting the closet, I began walking towards it.
But before I could reach my destination, I heard footsteps and several male voices coming closer out in the hallway. The door knob began turning and in a blink of an eye, the door swung open with unnecessary force. Shouting loudly was Emmett, and following closely behind him were Edward and Jasper.
"Man, girls are annoying! They ruin everything!" Emmett shouted. The three boys entered the room, looked up, and stopped in their tracks as a reaction to my screaming, and, well, lack of clothes.
"Whoa!" Edward's eyes bugged out at the sight of my naked body. My eyes felt as if they popped out of my head, and all I could do was cover my chest and crotch area with my hands. I was like a deer caught in headlights; my feet were nailed to the floor and I couldn't move a single muscle in my whole body.
"Hey neighbors, what's going on?" An all too familiar voice spoke out.
"Oh, god no! It can't be; please tell me it's not!" I screamed in my head. The thought of who it could be made me cringe.
"Is it just me, or do you guys see a naked Bella Swan, too?" Mike Newton appeared in the doorway, his mouth gapped wide open. He rubbed his eyes with his fists, blinked countless times, and continued with his staring.
"GET OUT!" I screeched out as I ripped a blanket off the nearest bed. I took it and wrapped it around me, shielding my "goods" from the four boys.
"Piss off, Newton!" Edward grabbed Mike by the collar of his shirt and forcefully led him back down the hallway.
"Take your hands off me, Cullen." Mike's yelps could be heard from miles away.
"Don't you ever, ever, look at my girlfriend like that again!" Edward's grizzly voice roared.
"As a matter of fact, don't look at her at all. Don't talk to her, don't even think about her." Edward released Mike from his grip in a forceful way, leaving Mike with a hanging jaw and a wrinkled shirt.
"Damn." Jasper muttered under his breath.
"That's my man." Emmett knuckle touched Jasper.
Edward walked back to where Jasper and Emmett were standing and the door to their room was locked shut. "Guys, could you go back to my room so I can try to help Bella out?"
"Sure bro, no problem. C'mon Jazzy Wazzy."
"What, you like it when Alice calls you it."
"And are you Alice… I don't think so!" They argued while going into the room to join the girls.
Knock. Knock. Knock.
"Bella, it's Edward."
"No one else is here."
I don't care…
"Please let me in." he pleaded as he tapped on the door.
"Ugh." I sighed as I got up from the floor, and trudged over to the door wrapped in the blanket. I slowly but hesitantly opened the door just a crack. "Can I help you?"
"I think it's the other way around." He chuckled lightly.
I grunted as I closed the door and locked it once more.
"Bella, I just want to know if you're okay."
"Well what do you think?" I rolled my eyes, even though he couldn't see me.
"Bella." he replied sternly.
I grumbled as I unlocked the door. I walked away and he opened it and walked in. I turned around and I saw him standing by the doorway. It was like he was unsure of what to do or say, or maybe he was just hesitant.
"Okay? No, I'm better than okay. I'm totally peachy. I mean, isn't that how I should be after Mike Newton practically raped me with his eyes, while I was undressed!"
"I handled him. Forget about that." he tried to calm me.
"Doesn't matter, he was still there, and he still saw. You don't have some power to erase people's minds do you?
"Didn't think so!" I plopped down on the floor in such anger, I wanted to scream out.
"Do you want me to get you anything?"
"Some clothes would be nice." I gave out a small chuckle as I wiped the tears from my face.
"I'm on it. Stay right there." he rushed out of the room and came back with a pair of sweats, a t-shirt and one of his hoodies.
I smiled as he handed me the clothes.
"I figured today could be a bum day for us, if it's what you want."
"That's exactly what I want." and I placed a quick kiss on his cheek before heading to the bathroom to change.
A/N: Okay, again, so so so so so sorry for the long wait. There's still a lot to happen in this story, so I'm not even half way finished. I'm starting the next chapters as we speak, but I think I'm going to write chapters 15 & 16 and then upload them both in one shot, so you guys will have like two for the price of one. Thanks for sticking through. Remember, review (:
Also, anyone have any thoughts or comments on how something could be improved or added to my story to make better for you or anything? I will read all reviews, so just submit any thoughts there (: