Summary: Bella moves to Forks after her mom remarried when she was 13 years old. While starting 8th grade at Forks Middle School, she meets Alice Cullen, her soon to be bubbly best friend and her green-eyed twin brother, Edward. What happens when Bella comes at the Cullen's house, Alice leaves her for a while to prepare some snacks, and Edward happens to pass by Alice's room catching Bella sitting alone with a 20Q in her hands? Oneshot… could be more!!! AU/AH
Disclaimer: No, I do not own Twilight or any of the characters. If I did, I'd be happily skipping to the meadow right now. =)
It was my first day at Forks Middle School. Even though it was the beginning of September and the weather is supposed to be nice, here at Forks, Washington, everything is wet and green. Why did my dad have to live in such a damp area where it rains almost 24/7?
My mom Renee got remarried to Phil, who plays minor league baseball. In the interest of them spending quality time together, I have made a drastic decision of moving to Forks to live with my dad so I can be able to spend some quality time with him too. I used to come here every summer but I don't know what happened that stopped me from coming here.
I sat on a park bench that had an umbrella over it, waiting for a good fifteen minutes before the bell rings to indicate the beginning of classes. School starts at exactly 8:00 am and ends at 3:20 pm.
I checked my phone to see what time it was; 7:35. I sighed. Just ten more minutes until pure agony. It was hard for me to let go of my old life—the life that I've known for so long. I never expected for this to happen. Everything was going great back at Phoenix. I had great friends, great school, great teachers, and a great family. Basically, everything was great.
"Hi! Can I sit with you?" I heard a girl ask. I looked up to see who it was. She was tiny, almost like a pixie, had black hair dropping to her shoulder, and had really good fashion taste. She looked very familiar.
I scooted over to make room for her. "Sure. I'm Isabella Swan. You can call me Bella for short." I introduced myself.
A smiled appeared on her face. "Bella! Oh my god! I can't believe it! You're back!" She quickly gave me a hug, a strangling hug.
"Uhm… Yes. I'm back? Who are you if you don't mind me asking?" I eyed her curiously then disappointment replaced the smile on her face.
"You don't remember? I'm Alice! Alice Cullen! We used to play together every summer down at First Beach!"
Now I remember. Alice. She was my bouncy, always cheerful summer best friend. Every time I visited Forks, my dad would take me to First Beach and let me hang out with some of the kids. We were about seven years old when we met. How could I have forgotten her?
"Oh my god Alice! I'm so sorry I didn't recognize you. I was just a little bit nervous. You know, first day?" I laughed.
"It's alright! So when did you get here? How come you didn't give me a call? I still have my same old house number. Did you forget about me?" Alice cried adding a pout.
"No! Of course not Al! How could I forget you?"
"You're right!" She laughed then went to check the time. "Well, we better get going! School's going to start!" She grabbed my wrist and then took my schedule away from my hands. She quickly read over it then turned to me and screamed.
I flinched. "What?"
"We have the exact same schedule! Can you believe that? Oh my! Come on! Let's go!"
And then the rest of the day started.
It was the same every single class. Alice would introduce me to the teacher, she'd kick out the kid sitting next to her and told me to sit next to her, and then help me with everything else.
Lunch came and I was a little bit terrified. I remembered so well that Alice had a twin brother, Edward, who I had a crush on. I wonder if he still looked gorgeous. We glided through the cafeteria—all eyes were on me. She led me to a table filled with two guys and a girl.
"Guys, guess who's here!" She announced when we got to the table. Everyone looked to see who it was.
"BELLA!" A big bulky guy yelled at my face. Now I remember who it was. Emmett Cullen, Alice and Edward's big brother who was a year older than we were. He used to push me in the water always, then I'd fake cry, he says sorry, then I splash him. Good times. Good times.
"Hey Emmett! I'm back!" I laughed as we sat down on the other side of the table.
"Bella, this is Rosalie and Jasper Hale. They moved here about four years ago. I'm guessing you kinda missed their appearance eh?" Alice introduced. They were twins I was guessing. Geez! How many twins can there be in one tiny town named Forks.
"Hi Bella." Rosalie and Jasper greeted in unison. I nodded.
"Come on Bells! Lets go grab some lunch!" Alice said. We both got up and lined up.
"Hi. I'm Mike Newton. You must be Bella. I'm in your English class." A blonde haired boy said from behind me. I turned around and he had his hand stuck out for a hand shake.
I took his hands and gave it a little shake then dropped it. "Hi. Oh. I remember you. You sit in front of the class."
"Yeah. Where'd you move from?" He asked.
I didn't even know that Alice already filled my tray with God knows what. "Phoenix."
"You mush really hate the rain then eh?" Alice grabbed the two dollars I had in my hands and paid the cashier.
"Uhm yeah. Sorry. I have to go now. I'll see you around." Thank God that was over.
"Mike is a little bit… obsessed." Alice warned.
"Obsessed with what?"
"Getting a date. He's so desperate, he begged on his knees when he asks every girl out. The only girl he hasn't asked out yet was Jessica Stanley. He thinks she despises him but the truth is, she has a huge crush on him. Sometimes I even wonder if I can play cupid. Just to, you know, help the needy?" She gave a chuckle and I smiled.
All throughout lunch, we just reminisce on the good old days. I got to know Rosalie and Jasper better and they were so cool. It was like they were my long lost friends.
Three more periods left of the day and I actually survived—until 8th period came.
Alice and I were making our way to Biology when I accidentally tripped on a coat rack. But then someone broke my fall. I straightened up and turned to thank whoever my savior was.
"Thank…" I gulped as we both looked into each others eyes. He had the most perfect green eyes I have ever seen in my life—just like…
"Edward! Guess who's back!" Alice interrupted my train of thought. Edward. Edward Cullen was my savior.
"Bella." He silently whispered under his breath. He violently shook his head and stuck his hand out. "Sorry. Hey! Uhm… er… Hi!" He stammered.
I gave a slight chuckle and shook his hand. "Hi there. Haven't seen you in a while."
"Yeah. So…" He started.
"Oh god. Bella, let's go. Edward, sit somewhere else." Alice said dragging me over to her table.
The day went by fast and I was thankful that I had found Alice. I was glad she was there to make my first day a lot better.
"Hey Bella. Do you want to come over today? I'm sure mom and dad would love to see you again! Don't worry, we'll call Charlie." Alice asked. I'm sure Charlie wouldn't mind. He adores the Cullens. One summer, he even joked about me and Edward getting together someday.
"Sure. I'd love to." I responded as we got on the bus, sitting side by side when Edward got on. He gave us his signature crooked smile and then went on his way to the back of the bus with Emmett trailing behind him.
"Hey Alice. Bella! There you are! I'll see you at home!" Emmett called as he passed us.
It was a matter of time when we got to their house. Boy was it huge! It was like a mansion! You know what, it is a mansion.
"Come on!" Alice said as she ran to the door. I quickly trailed after her. The inside was gorgeous. It was just so… wonderful. "You know where my room is. Just go in there and make yourself at home. I'll just go grab some snacks for us. I'll be right there in a moment."
"Ok. Thanks Al." I went upstairs to her room and opened the door. Her room was filled with pink and green, and butterflies everywhere. It looked like she did live in pixie land.
I sat on her lounge chair and caught a sight of a purple 20Q ball. I grabbed it and pressed "New Game".
Ready? It says.
I sat there answering the questions and I thought I looked pathetic playing with this toy when I heard a knock at the door.
"Hey there. I saw you sitting here alone and thought you'd like some company." Edward peeked through the door.
"Uhm. Sure. I guess." I answered. What the heck? Uhm? Sure? I guess? That's all you can say! Now, I can't even talk to him straight and I don't know why!
"So… How long have you been in Forks?" He asked as he sat at the foot of Alice's bed.
"Just about two weeks. Yup."
Talk woman! Talk! "Oh, by the way, thanks for saving me today. I would have embarrassed myself if I did fall flat on my face on the first day of school." Phew. Relief washed over me.
"No biggie. Same old clumsy Bella huh?" He laughed and I joined him. He eyed curiously at what I was holding. He furrowed his brows. "What are you playing?"
"20Q. I was… curious."
He gave his infamous crooked smile. "Well, why don't we play our own 20Q but I ask the questions?"
"What? You're the only one that can ask questions? That's no fair!"
"Sorry! That's the rules!" He said and I gave in.
"Hmph. Fine. Ask away."
"What's your favorite color?"
"Green." I blurted out of the blue.
"Why is green your favorite color?"
"I don't know. The color of nature?" Liar. Because of your eyes. Duh?
"Okay then. What is your favorite season?"
"Spring. It's not too hot, not too cold."
"Do you play any instruments?"
"Hmmm… I tried learning how to play the piano once. I gave up."
"Interesting. What would you like to be when you grow up?"
"I'm not sure. Maybe a teacher or something?" Five questions down, fifteen to go.
"Do you like the rain?"
"Not much. I prefer the dry season."
He chuckled. "What's your favorite song?"
"Depends on my mood. I'm leaning to the classical side though."
"Never heard that one before. When's your birthday?"
"September 13th. I think I was born on Friday the 13th. That's why I got all the bad luck rubbed off on me." I gave a stifle laugh.
"If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?"
"Australia. I would want to pet kangaroos."
"What's your favorite ice cream flavor?"
"Cookies and Cream." Ten questions down, ten more to go. You can do this Bella.
"What's your favorite food?"
"I prefer Italian."
"How about your favorite movie?"
"Your favorite book?"
"Uhm… Romeo and Juliet?"
"How come you're not so sure about that?"
"That counts as a question." I laughed as I saw the look on his face—defeat. "I'm not sure. I guess I love the storyline. You know, forbidden love?"
"Oh, I see. What's your favorite holiday?"
"Christmas. I like getting together with my family." We're almost done Bella. You can handle this.
"What is your middle name?"
"Do you prefer sunset or sunrise?"
"Sunset on the beach."
"What's your favorite past time?"
"Ok. I heard your stepdad was a minor league baseball player, what's his jersey number?"
"I think, uhm, 12?"
"Ok. What's your number?" He grinned from ear to ear.
I sat there shocked but a smile grew on my face on its own. I started to blush. "That was very smooth Edward, very… original."
"Thanks. I like to keep the best questions for last. So, are you going to answer?" He raised his eyebrows at me.
"As a matter of fact, I am." I grabbed a marker from Alice's desk. "Here. Give me your hand." He stood up next to me and offered his hand, and then I scribbled my number. "Now that you have asked your 20 questions, I think it's my turn."
"Your turn for what?" Alice asked entering the room holding a plate of white chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookie in one hand and two glasses of milk on top of tray on the other.
Nice timing Alice. "Uhm… nothing." Edward had said turning to wink at me. "I better get going. I'll see you later Bella."
"You owe me Edward." I called after him.
"I know. I know." He answered disappearing into the hallway.
"What was that all about?" Alice asked with a smirk on her face, nudging my arm slightly.
"Nothing. Just, catching up on things." I answered nonchalantly.
"Sure. Then why does he have your number written all over his hand?" She questioned me. Stupid pixie. She knows everything.
"Uhm… Err… That wasn't my number written all over his hand?" I quickly lied not making eye contact with her.
"Sure. Of course it wasn't." She sat there with a big grin on her face.
Great. Now Alice thinks I have a crush on Edward. Or do I?
And this is where I leave you…
I was just sitting in my room playing with my 20Q and then BHAM! This story hit me.
Tell me what you think of it ok?
I was thinking of this as a oneshot but then I don't know how it'll turn out so please review and tell me if I should make it as a story. I already have the ending planned. =)
Thanks for reading! Have a Cullentastic Day!