Disclaimer: I own nothing related to Twilight. Not one single thing. I know; it's sad isn't it? Props to Stephenie Meyer for giving us these amazing characters to play with, you Rock!


I couldn't believe I let Alice talk me into this. You guys are perfect for each other! Of course we are; I'm perfect with someone I've never met. Sounds like crap to me. I've never been on a blind date before, yet I'm not the least bit excited about it. Nervous, of course; just not excited. Alice and Jasper have been dating since last summer. I've heard Alice talk about Jasper's friend Edward, but I didn't have a reason to pay attention to the details until now. All I knew going into the evening was A: he's 6'1- I like tall guys, so that's good, B: be has crazy brown hair and green eyes, and C: he's single-definitely a plus!

Bowling. They chose bowling. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just, I haven't been bowling since I was twelve. Charlie and I were on a father-daughter league one summer while I stayed with him. It doesn't help matters that I'm not the most coordinated person on the planet in regular tennis shoes, let alone the stupid special bowling ones.

"Be there at 6pm. I promise you'll have a good time. If not, then you can leave. Don't be late!" Alice emphasized that last part. I've been known to be late for things I wasn't really excited for; this definitely fit that category. She seems so certain that things are going to be great. I wish some of her certainty would wear off on me.

So there I sat, trying to decide what to wear, when my phone buzzed. I knew before picking it up it would be from Alice. B-Wear your navy blue tank top and your favorite Capri's and you'll look great! Plus he'll love it on you! –A. It's the beginning of July, so that should be fine, not too revealing and comfortable. Two must haves in my wardrobe. If I didn't know better, I would think that Alice was psychic. She always knows when I need her "fashion assistance". Since she knows piece of clothes in my closet, I'm sure that helps when it comes time for "Bella Barbie."

After getting dressed, all that was left was hair and make-up. I'm a simple girl, not all into having ten pounds of junk caked on my face. A little mascara and some lip gloss should suffice. Renee always told me not to leave the house without at least mascara and lip gloss, because "you never know who you might see on the street". I left my long brown hair cascading down my back but grabbed a scrunchi before heading downstairs, just in case.

Checking the clock, I realized I needed to get going if I was going to make it to Port Angeles on time. Forks is such a small town that you have to drive an hour away to get to the closest mall, or in this case, a bowling alley. The usual search for my keys took longer than I expected, only for them on be on the table by the door. Once on the road, he what if's started. What if he doesn't like me? What if I trip and spill my soda all over him? What if l drop the ball? "Calm down, Bella" I told myself as I turned on the CD player. "Just make the best of the situation. Alice said you could leave if you're not having a good time." Music always helps calm my nerves. I didn't realize how nervous I was until that moment. Not nervous to meet Edward, but nervous I would make a complete fool of myself tonight. As soon as Clair De Lune started to flow from my speakers, I felt my body start to relax.

Before I realized it, I was pulling into the parking lot of the Port Angeles Bowl-A-Rama. Obviously, all the good names were taken. Alice and Jasper were waiting on me when I got out of my truck.

"Took you long enough!" Jasper yelled as I slammed the door.

As much as I love this old truck, It was older than the hills and couldn't go over 50MPH without starting to shake.

"Sorry guys! I'm a little late. You know how my truck hates to speed." Looking down at my watch, it said 6:09pm. Not too bad, just a few minutes late. "I guess I'm not the only one who's late!" I said with a slight smirk on my face.

"Well, we kinda told him to be here at 6:30, `because we knew you'd be late and we didn't want him to think you stood him up." Alice almost whispered the last part as she turned her head into Jaspers shoulder. He just looked at me with an apologetic smile.

"Alice Brandon!" I all but screamed, "How could you? As if I'm not nervous enough as it is, you're going to make me wait another twenty minutes to meet this "Mystery Man"? I said making quote symbols in the air. I started towards the door to go inside when I heard a small voice say, "we have a picture of him". I stopped mid-step and turned almost running back towards them.

"You've been holding out on me Jasper? How mean! Let me see it!"

After a few minutes of groveling and telling him he was the greatest guy in the world and Alice was the luckiest girl to have found him, he seemed content enough to hand over the goods.

"Close your mouth, Bella", Alice giggled, "something might fly in there!" She couldn't hold them back any longer and Jasper joined in with her. So, here I stood with my mouth hanging open, staring at the Greek God in the picture in my hands. Looking back at me was the most gorgeous man I have ever seen. I've had my fair share of crushes on movie stars, but this Brad Pitt doesn't hold a candle to this guy! I felt Jasper lift my chin so my mouth would close, since I still hadn't moved.

Edward Masen. Are you kidding me? How could they not tell me the Edward I was meeting tonight was Edward Masen? I had secretly been crushing on him since last year's homecoming game. We played Cullen High and Edward is the star quarterback for their team. A hand waving in front of my face brought me back to reality.

"Earth to Bella" Jasper chuckled.

A shiny silver Volvo pulled into the parking lot and at that moment I knew that I owed Alice and Jasper big time!


A/N: This story is loosely based on the story of my first blind date. Review and let me know what you think! I'll try and update within a few days!