Edward's POV

Life was horrible for those two hours at the park. Watching Bella and Nick was pure torture. It was all my fault, but I think that I would rather blame Nick. He was stealing Bella away from me, but she was mine. Even if she didn't know it. All around school everyone knew that Bella was mine, and that's why no one ever asked her out. Well, with the exception of Newton, but that's because he's an ass.

Anyway, Bella and Nick ended up kissing. I swear I wanted to rip his head right off of him. I knew that Alice could see me. I had turned to her, but she just smirked at me. She now knows that I am into Bella. But the really bad thing was that Bella kept talking and talking about him. I swear that every time that I go near Alice's door I hear the name Nick. Good thing that he hasn't called her yet to ask her on another date or else I don't think that I would be able to control myself.

My plan of getting Bella into my arms will begin this weekend. I asked Alice if she would help me out. She reluctantly said yes. Then she quickly added that she was only doing it for Bella's benefit. I could have cared less why she was doing it, only that it was going to be perfect. I just hoped that Bella would fall for me.

I know that I haven't been a great friend. No scratch that. I haven't been a great guy. I want to be a good guy, well, I want to try if that's what it takes to make Bella mine. I don't know exactly why I changed. I could have been on the football team and been Bella's friend; I guess I didn't want to be her friend anymore. I was too obsessed with the popularity and the attention to notice what I was doing. But I want to be her friend; I want to be the nice guy that I know I can be. She makes me want to do things that I would have never wanted to do for another girl. Life is too short to be living it the way I have been for too long. I need to make some changes, and I think that she can help me make them.

Bella's POV

Oh my goodness. I think that I'm going to get a complex from talking about Nick so much. Alice said that if Edward was around and he heard me talk about Nick so much that he'd be insanely jealous. That's the main reason why I didn't object when Nick kissed me. The other reason was that nick was an impossibly good kisser. I felt bad about it later on and pulled Nick aside to tell him the truth. That I was in and always will be in love with Edward. He totally understood, but we exchanged numbers in front of Edward while Nick just winked at me. He could totally be a good friend of mine… Maybe I'll call him up later on.

All of the sudden while I was off in lala land thinking about whatever goes on in my brain; I heard my cell phone ring. I nearly jumped off the bed when I tried to reach my nightstand.

"Hello," I said a little breathlessly.

"Hey, Bella?" I heard a voice I knew all too well on the other end.

"Yeah, it's me. What do you want Edward?"

"Well, Alice was wondering if you wanted to sleepover this weekend. She would have called you, but she had a hair emergency that she just had to attend to," he chuckled slightly. His laugh made me woozy. Damn Bella, get a hold of yourself… Take deep breaths. In, one two, out, one two, in, one two…

"So Bella, are you in?"

"You know that no one can possibly say no to Alice Cullen, so I guess I'm in."

"Good. If you'd like, I can come by and pick you up…"

"Oh. Don't worry about it Edward. It's fine."

"No worries. I'll be by in twenty minutes. Be ready, we wouldn't want to keep Alice waiting. You know how she gets."

And with that I was trying to make myself look presentable. The plan is still on. I've got to show Edward what he's been missing out on last couple of yeas of my life. I picked up a blue cable-knit sweater and my dark wash skinny jeans. I put my hair up into a casual ponytail with some of my hair falling out. Alice says that's my best look because it looks like I just rolled out of bed. Apparently guys love a girl whose hair isn't always perfect. I put on a little lip gloss and decide that I look fine.

I then ended up stuffing a whole bag full of junk because I couldn't show up at Alice's house empty handed. I'd look like a moron. Alice will understand and let me borrow some clothes. Or knowing her, she has some clothes stashed away for just this occasion. I don't know what it is, but sometimes Alice just knows these things. It's beyond weird.

All of the sudden I hear the doorbell ring. I jump up and accidentally fall over my own feet. It hurts a little, but over the years, I've learned to just grin and bear it. Usually it's nothing. I limp my way downstairs and open the door to find Edward standing there looking all disheveled with his cheeks flushed a little from the cold front that just rolled in. His hair was so unruly I wanted to just run my hands through it. Of course I restrained myself because then we would have a very awkward drive to get through after. He smiled and offered me his arm. I put my hand in the crook of his arm while he led me to his car.

"Bella, are you limping?" he asked when we were about halfway to the car.

"Maybe. I was a little shocked when you rang the doorbell and I kinda tripped over my feet," I said, mumbling the last part of the sentence.

Without warning, he takes my arms and wraps them around his neck. The next thing I know, he was cradling me in his arms. It would be an understatement to say that I was a little surprised. I think I let out a little yelp.

"Edward, you really don't have to carry me. I am perfectly capable of walking."

"Ah, but you see, you aren't fully capable of walking. If you were, you wouldn't be limping."

Well, he has me there. It didn't stop me from trying to wiggle from out of his grasp.

"Bella. If you don't stop that, I'm going to have to take extreme measures," his voice sounding constrained.

"Oh, really? Like what?" I asked sounding completely innocent of any wrongdoing. He finally set me down in the car.

"You'll get your punishment later when your least expecting it," he said sounding very intoxicating.

"Yeah, but you see, you'll never catch me off guard."

"Alright, we'll see about that."

Soon we had arrived in front of the Cullen mansion. Edward once again insisted on carrying me, not that I minded much. He took me all the way into the living room where sleeping bags were lined up and pillows were piled on each other.

Alice came bounding in as her usual perky self. She wrapped her arms around me.

"Well, Rose and Jasper are on their way. I think Em's here, I just don't know where he is… Anyway, we're going to watch a couple of movies tonight an then tomorrow, well, tomorrow's a surprise," she said with a discreet look in Edward's direction.

And with that news, I tired to walk over to sit on the couch, but Alice saw me limping and asked me what happened. When I told her, I heard a loud, distinct laugh. It was Emmett.

"Nice story Bells," Em said while doubling over laughing.

"Whatever." Again I tried to hobble my way over, but once again I was in Edward's arms while he took me over to the couch. He set me down and then sat down next to me. Soon, Jasper and Rose arrived. Jasper, Alice, Rose and Emmett sat on the floor snuggled in their sleeping bags while Edward and I sat on the couch. He had called Carlisle who had the night shift. Carlisle told him that it was important to keep the foot elevated. So Edward had proceeded to take two pillows, setting them on his lap and one on the opposite end of the couch. He then pulled me onto the couch, my head resting on the pillow in his lap while my leg rested on the pillow on the opposite end of the couch. I was so tired that I fell asleep during the first half of the second movie. I was so out of it, I wouldn't be able to tell you what it was about…

***

The next morning…

I felt someone kiss my cheek. My eyelids flutter open to see Edward staring intently into my eyes. I notice a few things in the next moments. Edward and I are pressed up against one another on the couch once again with his arm around me. My legs are intertwined with his underneath the blanket that covered us. The last being that I had this weird fluttering feeling in the pit of my tummy… interesting.

"Well, hello there sleeping beauty. It's nice to see your eyes open. I thought you would never open them again after you passed out while watching the movies," he whispered.

"Why are you whispering?" I asked still a little disoriented.

"Because the others are still sleeping."

"Oh… Should we get up and start breakfast?" I asked while trying to disentangle myself from him.

"Nope. You're staying here with me," he whispered while pulling me back onto the couch. He then proceeded to snuggle into my neck placing a few kisses there. I seriously had to stifle a moan.

"Come on Edward. Let me up."

"No way. You smell so good and you feel so warm. I think I might freeze if I let you go." He smelled my hair and pulled me tighter to his chest. I swear that this boy was going to be the death of me. His hand resting on my hip moved up to my hair and he ran his fingers through it over and over again.

"I'm giving you thirty minutes Cullen. After that, you're helping me with breakfast," I tried to say using all the authority I could muster. I couldn't keep a smile off my face as I said it though.

"Alright, alright." Was all he mumbled into my neck before he planted a few more kiss there. I had to bite my tongue and think about the poor endangered polar bears in the North Pole. Poor endangered polar bears.


I know that you guys are probaly mad at me and all for not updating but I was seriously busy with school stuff and finals. But I got my report card in last week. My rank is thirteen with a 97 point grade average. I was so proud of myself. I am now a sophomore. :) Anyway, thanks guys for hanging in there with me. I will be updating more often because I also had writers block, but I have overcome it. :) Tomorrow I'm getting all four of my wisdom teeth pulled, but I already have the next chapter written. It will probably be posted within three of four days, so be looking out for that. I also want to thank all my reviewers. It honestly makes my day when I get reviews from you guys so do it more often. :)

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