Alright you guys, seriously, two reviews? Not giving me much confidence as a writer. Didn't feel up to writing this chapter at all and due to lack of review on the last chapter, I don't know how good this chapter is even going to be. But please, if you like my story, then be a peach and review it please.
Now, I'm still looking for someone to adopt my other story Poisons in Our Path.
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Man of Honor
Chapter 7: Psychiatrist
Jasper and I set up our 'hang out' day for that Wednesday. To say I wasn't exactly looking forward to it was a major understatement. I didn't want to get all gushy and in touch with my inner self. I already knew my inner self and we see eye to eye as it is. Or so I thought. The day of our meeting quickly approached. I hadn't spoken to Bella since she asked me to be her Maid of Honor. She called me several times, begging me to call her back. I just couldn't talk to her. Not yet anyway. I needed to think about my plan of action before I dived head first with my heart on my sleve into the battle of love. Great! Now I'm talking like a totally emotionally controlled fool.
Jasper wanted me to meet him at our favorite deli. The place was nice and cozy all though the prices ran rather high. It was well worth it. As I walked into the building, I was greeted by the warm aromas of the different breads and seasoned meats. The room was set in a soft lighting the reflected off of the earth toned green walls. Jasper waved me over from the booth that he was currently occuping. I sighed in hesitation as I slowly walked over to his table. Was I ready to talk about this? Especially with one of my best friends? That should have made it easier but for some reason, it made it more difficult for me.
Jasper had always been a great friend and a good listener. He was nothing like Emmett thankfully. Emmett had a big mouth and didn't know how to give a single bit of advice unless it was about something sexual. The same went for James. Don't get me wrong, Emmett and James were good friends to me and were there for me when I needed them, but they weren't the right people to talk to in a serious situation. Jasper was sensitive to people's feelings and was good at analyzing them. That's why he became a psychiatrist I think.
"Hey Jaz," I mumbled as we clasped hands in greeting.
"Edward, good to see you. We missed you yesterday at the gym. You just didn't show. Whats the deal man?" I huffed as I sat down and folded open my menu. Jasper followed my lead and opened his. After a few moments, he peaked over his menu at me, his eyes probing mine for answers.
"I was... busy." I said before I took a drink of the water sitting in front of me.
"Bull shit," I coughed as my drink of water slid down my air pipes.
"You heard me. I know you better than that Edward, you never flake on a day that we go to the gym. Now whats up?" Jasper leaned against the back rest of the seat and folded his arms across his chest. He smirked in my direction. I ran my fingers through my messy hair while I contemplated my answer.
"Well... I've just been distracted." I opted for the easy way out so I wouldn't have to elaborate. Or so I thought.
"Whats been distracting you?" He asked as our waiter walked up to take our order. I took my time telling the man what I wanted. Jasper huffed, clearly making sure I knew he was waiting. I smacked my hand against the table in frustration.
"You wanna know whats bugging me? It is the fact that Bella, My Bella, went to Europe, met some strange guy and just after two weeks is engaged to him and who knows how soon the actual wedding will be! And the worst part of it all is that she wants me to be her Maid of Honor!" People that were scattered around the room looked up from their meals in curiosity at my raised voice. Jasper's eyes were wide and his lips were pressed together in a thin line. His cheeks started to dimple as his laughter started to slip out of his tight lips.
"She asked y-you to be... her ma-maid of h-h-honor?!" He laughed, practically in hystarics. I grabbed a fist full of my hair in humiliation.
"Go ahead! Get it out of your system!" He wiped the tears out of the corners of his eyes as he started to sober up.
"Well, what did you say? You said yes right?" The waiter placed our plates in front of us and I poked at my food.
"I told her I had to think about it." Jasper looked at me with astonishment in his eyes.
"You said you had to think about it? I thought you would do anything for Bella." I squeezed my eyes shut and pinched the bridge of my nose.
"I know, I just couldn't think about it right then. I still can't think about it." That mans face flashed behind my eyelids and I groaned at the thought of Bella happy with someone else.
"The only thing you need to think about is if that dress is going to make your ass look big!" Jasper laughed through a mouth full of food.
"What do you think my color is? Peacock blue or Emerald green?" I asked sarcastically.
"Come on Edward. She can't be serious about this guy." He obviously didn't know what he was saying.
"Jasper, she looks at this guy like he shits unicorns, ok." Jasper cracked a smile at the thought.
"I don't know what to do... what would you do?"
"Honestly, you said you wanted her right?" He raised an eyebrow at me.
"Well, we attack behind enemy lines. You being Bella's Maid of Honor is like a basic shoe in to spend a ridiculous amount of time around her. That is when you make your move on Bella. Convince her that this guy isn't right for her. Convince her that she wants you." I had to admit that Jasper's plan was quite brilliant.
"I don't know..."
"And they say you can shorten your brides maids dress and wear it again." He chuckled. Could I actually sit there and watch as Jacob, the ass crack, clouded Bella's vision of the real world? I suppose I could if in the end I got Bella to realize the she loves me and not him.
That's when the flaw came in. I've always been pretty good and swaying Bella in her decisions... but this was a very BIG decision. Would she be able to tell her hearts desires from her minds desires? And even if I could, whats to stop her from saying that I ruined her life in the future? What if she thought that I stole the best thing that she had ever had away from her? Sensing my discomfort and insecurities, Jasper began speaking again.
"Look, Bella has always listened to you. So what ever stupid excuse that you are coming up with in that fat head of yours, just forget about it. If you truly want Bella to be yours and only yours, then you are going to have to be there for her as her Maid of honor, every step of the way. You flake out on any of this though, and you lose. Bella is very emotional and sensitive. You know how much she thinks with her emotions. She is a smart girl, and I'm sure that once you've dropped enough hints. she'll pick up on your plan and run away with you." How much did Jasper think about plans like these?
"I guess you're right... call me crazy but, I think I just agreed to be a brides maid."
"Congradulations Edward, you are one step closer to that dream life or what ever you imagine your life with Bella being." Jasper clapped me on the back as I threw money on the table to pay the bill. As we were walking out of the resturaunt, something Jasper said finally registered with me.
"Did you say she'd run away with me." Jasper's face turned a bright red and I couldn't help but laugh.
"Shut your mouth," Jasper's souther accent crept out in his voice as he quick slung out the old slang term as he shoved me quite hard. I was mortified when I found my self with my ass stuck in a trash can. When would the humiliation end? A group of girls by the enterance saw me in all my glory and covered their mouths as they giggled at me. Jasper's laugh rumbled up his throat as he shoved his hand out to me to offer his assistance. I grabbed his hand as he hoisted me out and pulled me through the door.
"Did you absolutely have to do that?" I asked him as he patted my back.
"Sorry man, I couldn't resist. Now, why don't you go home and give Bella a call. Let me know how it goes so that I can help you formulate your plan of attack." Jasper instructed as he hailed a cab. He opened the door and was about to slide in.
"What do I say to her though?" I asked as I shoved my hands into my pockets.
"Just tell her you need to talk to her. Think Carrey Grant and do it in your own swave way" Sure, I could do that.
"Thanks Jaz," I sighed. He smiled and got in the car. I started my walk home, not feeling like riding in a cab. The walk was very calming. There was a nice breeze that blew the smells of the blooming trees across my nose. I breathed in the soft smells and instantly thought of Bella. She smelt sweet like these trees did.
I finished my walk back to my place took the elevator up. When I walked into my home, I slipped off my shoes and plopped down onto the couch. I flipped on the TV, leaving it on some channel that was featuring some stuppid show about God knows what. I knew I was procrastinating in calling Bella, but in truth, I was nervous and scared. I mean, what if I was too late? What if she was over asking me and already asked someone else? She would have told me though... right? I guess there was only one way to find out... I picked up my phone and punched in Bella's phone number, knowing it by heart already. It rang three times before she answered.
"Edward?!" Her sweet voice rang out with hope and joy laced through it. It made me smile at my sweet, silly Bella. Oh, her voice was even beautiful, could she be any more perfect?
"Hey you, look, I was wondering if we could go out to dinner tomorrow, just you and me?" I asked her as my heart thudded unevenly in my chest. Oh how I couldn't wait to see her.
Ok, next chapter, Bella and Edward dine in style. Now, I need an opinion, I personally think that I write better in Edward's point of view, but if you would like a chapter in Bella's POV let me know?
Please review. Who got the Carrey Grant joke in there? Let me know if you understood =]