Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight and any of its characters. I do no own any songs that I may borrow lyrics from.

Summary: Introverted, misanthropic Edward has never shown any interest in having friends. However, when he encounters a group of beautiful, magnificent students at his new school, he cannot help but feel intrigued and drawn to them. When simple infractions of the law evolve into dangerous and life-threatening scandal, Edward involves himself in something well beyond anything he's ever experienced. How far is he willing to go to prove himself to them?

AU-AH with some OOC, some not canon pairings with some eventual canon pairings, addition of some new (made-up) characters, written primarily in Edward's POV.

Rated for language, underage drinking, and some sexual themes. Rating is subject to change based on the writing.

an: I started this story because I was listening to my iTunes on shuffle (Genius is the greatest thing ever created) and this song came up. Currently, it's something to assuage my writer's block for 'First Day of My Life' (also stolen from a song title), which is currently on hiatus with the exception of the soon-to-be latest, nearly-complete post. This story was somewhat inspired by the song "The Freshmen." No, they are not actually freshmen; the title is just derived from the song. I took this story in quite a different direction, so fair warning. (And as stated in the summary, there are some non-canon pairings, so BEWARE if that won't sit well with you.)

For the life of me, I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and we'd never compromise
For the life of me, I cannot believe we'd ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

We've tried to wash our hands of all of this
We never talk of our lack in relationships
And how we're guilt stricken sobbin' with our heads on the floor
We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip, we'd say

-The Verve Pipe, "The Freshmen"