A/N: Well, have fun, I suppose.
To let you know, this story is new, meaning I have read Breaking Dawn, but I prefer to set the story in a time where there is no Renesmee, and no vampire Bella. Imagine how everything used to be, okay? Because Breaking Dawn really limits my imagination in ways it shouldn't.
Disclaimer: If I were the author of Twilight, I'd publish my story into this thick book called, oh, I don't know, 'Dusk' or something, instead of publishing it on a free website. Get it? Got it? Good.
The morning was rainy, as usual. Charlie had left for work ages ago, leaving me a note. 'Bella, you were sleeping, I didn't want to wake you on a Saturday. Don't forget the picnic Love Charlie'. I couldn't help but smile at that. My dad was as awkward as I was when it came to saying 'I love you.' The only person I hadn't had any trouble saying it to so far was Edward. I groaned. He was the one making me go to the picnic, in the firs place. The Forks High School annual picnic. If you could call it a picnic, that is. The weather was usually so wet we ate in the gym. Not that there weren't…attractions. Last year Rosalie had made Emmett…dance. The only thing I was looking forward to was what other crazy things might happen this year.
I went to the bathroom for my 'human moment' and groaned again. Maybe I should have let Alice glam me up a little bit. I looked a downright mess. I tried to straighten my hair in vain. It looked even worse than before. In the end I settled for a ponytail. It wasn't like we were going to Prom or anything.
Of course, when I walked out the door, there was Edward, waiting for me in front of his silver Volvo. It was hard to be aggravated with someone that gorgeous.
'You look beautiful.' He murmured in my ear when I hugged him hello.
'Of course you think I do.' I replied. He didn't seem to like that.
'What? It's true.' I said, shrugging. He just shook his head and opened the passenger door.
'So, where are all the others-' I didn't get to finish my question.
'They're in Rose's car.' He answered. 'They left a while ago.' I was confused.
'What time is it, anyway?' I wondered.
'You slept in. It's excusable. It is Saturday.' He said simply.
'Don't sidetrack me.' I warned him.
'It's 12.' He seemed resigned. The horror I felt must have shown on my face.
'It's Saturday.' He repeated.
'It's 12!' I cried. He didn't seem to care. 'At least speed up a bit.' I chided him.
'Bella, what am I going to do with you? One minute you complain about me taking you, and the next you're in a hurry to get there?' He asked me. He was right, of course, as always.
I huffed and crossed my arms. He chuckled.
'Bella will be Bella.' He whispered so low I don't know if I was meant to hear.
By the time we got to school, it wasn't raining anymore, but it was still too wet to be outside. We made our way towards the gym. Of course, everyone was already there.
'Bella!' Alice shouted with glee as soon I appeared in the doorway.
'Why, good morning to you too, sister dear.' Edward said sarcastically, but his mouth was curved into a smile. Alice rolled her eyes at him, then frowned with disapproval at my hair.
' A ponytail, Bella? Really?' She demanded. I raised my hands, palms outward.
'Guilty as charged.' I accepted.
'What am I going to do with you, Bella?' She sighed. Funny how people kept saying that.
'Alright, alright, Coach Clapp's voice boomed over the intercom, as you all know, the weather outside isn't really appropriate for a picnic, so we're going to settle for a good old lunch in the gym. Luckily, we still have some sound equipment left from the formal, so feel free to use it if you want to sing karaoke, or make an announcement or whatever. Have fun.' He finished, seeming to doubt his own words.
As soon as his speech was over, Jessica stood up, a bright smile illuminating her face. Alice sparkled, seeing what she had planned. Jessica grabbed the microphone.
'Population of Forks High School, Lauren, Mike, and I have decided that this year, we will entertain ourselves with a good old fashioned game of TRUTH OR DARE!' She yelled. Emmett glowed. Edward grimaced. Rosalie smiled. Jasper shook his head, laughing.
'Now, if you will all just sit in a circle, we'll spin the bottle.' She said. Everyone obeyed her, and I couldn't help but giggle myself at the thought of what might happen.