Twilight belongs to Stephenie Meyer! Definitely not me, heh heh.
Charlie wasn't that excited I had gone on a date. I hadn't really expected him to be. I was his one and only little girl, after all.
So that was why I got the sex talk at twenty-four years old. It was true; this had been my first one-on-one date. Sure, I had been asked out plenty of times through high school and university, but I had turned them all down. I did go on group dates frequently, but other than that, nothing.
"There are some things you need to know, Bella," Charlie had said.
"About what?" I had asked nonchalantly.
He had fidgeted nervously. "Well, when a man is attracted to a woman, he—"
I had started laughing. I couldn't help myself.
"What is so funny, Bella?" Charlie had asked as he blushed crimson red.
"Dad, I already know. I know how to be safe and I know how it works." Charlie had just blushed deeper. "Plus, I've only gone on one date with Edward. You don't have to start worrying yet," I had giggled.
Now it was ten o'clock AM and I was dressed and on my way to Alice's house. Edward had told me to come over, but I wasn't exactly sure he was still so sure about me. I planned to go over to the house with the excuse that I was hanging out with Alice.
When I pulled up beside the huge house, the first thing I heard was Alice screaming. My eyes widened and I ran to the door and let myself in. Alice's screams continued, and I ran toward her voice. She stood in her bedroom with a tall blond guy who's back was facing me.
"You jackass!" she shrieked. "My juicy dress is not a napkin for your filthy face!"
The guy held his hands up sheepishly, and I ran to Alice before she could attack him.
"Whoa, Alice! Relax!" I said as I tried to hold her back.
"I will not!" she screamed. "Do you have any idea how much this dress cost, Bella?! Do you know it's a one of a kind original?!"
I held Alice's shoulders an arm distance away from me and looked into her eyes.
"Deep breaths, Alice. Deep breaths."
We had done this countless times through our friendship. I was always calm and quiet and collected where as she was always excited, outgoing and a little insane. We balanced each other out perfectly. She closed her eyes and took several deep breaths.
Suddenly the guy who's face I had yet to look at spoke.
"Belly-button?" he asked. I spun around and met the blue eyes of Jasper Whitlock.
"Jazz?" I asked, completely surprised. He nodded and picked me up and spun me around. We both laughed. Jasper's parents were divorced and each summer he had gone to visit his dad in Phoenix, just like I had visited my mom. Our parents were next door neighbors, so we had played together a lot during the summer. But after I turned fourteen, I had stopped visiting Phoenix. That was the last time I had seen Jasper.
"I can't believe you're here!" he laughed as he set me down.
"Neither can I!"
"Why did you stop visiting?" he asked. "I was bored during the summer."
"I had a huge fight with my mom. We don't talk a lot anymore."
He smiled sympathetically before grabbing me in another huge hug and placing a kiss on my cheek.
There was the sound of a throat being cleared at the door and we both turned to see Edward leaning against the frame with a frown on his face.
"What's going on here?" he asked carefully.
Jasper frowned before looking back and forth between Edward and I. Suddenly he broke out into another huge smile.
"You went out with Belly-button last night, didn't you?" he exclaimed. "What a small world!"
"What? Belly-button?" Edward asked at the same time I said, "You know each other?"
Jasper rolled his eyes. "Belly-button is the nickname I gave her when we were five years old, and Edward and I went to NYU together."
I gasped. "No way! You went to NYU? I did too!"
Jasper's eyebrows raised. "Seriously?"
I nodded vigorously.
"Excuse me if I'm being rude, but how the hell do you two know each other?" Alice demanded. I glanced at her. She was leaning against the wall, arms crossed.
"We played together in Phoenix every summer while I visited my dad and Bella visited her mom."
"Holy crap! This is the Jasper you hung out with?" Alice asked eyes wide.
Edward was still looking confused, so I gave him a few more details.
"My mom lives in Phoenix and I used to visit her every summer until I was fourteen. Her next door neighbor's ex-wife lived in Texas, and his son visited every summer, too. The kid was actually Jasper, and we played together for the majority of the time we were there."
Edward's eyes lit up with understanding. "It really is a small world then, isn't it?"
I nodded and smiled. Our eyes met, and something warm and powerful shot between us. I felt my breathing begin to deepen, and before I consciously chose to do so, I started to walk toward him. He walked forward and met me half way at which point he held one of my hands in his.
"Hi," I smiled.
"Hi," he smiled back.
We stood there, staring at each other for a few more seconds.
"Aww," two voices suddenly said behind us. I turned and found Alice and Jasper smiling. I blushed but stuck my tongue out at them.
Jasper laughed. "You're still the same, Belly-button."
I crossed my arms and huffed. "Thanks, because every girl wants to hear she's the same as she was in freshman year," I said sarcastically.
"You're such an ass," Alice muttered to him.
He turned to look at her with his eye brows raised. I didn't miss the sparkle in his eyes.
"I think that just adds to my Texas charm. Don't you think so?" he asked her with a wink.
I saw something pass across Alice's face before she rolled her eyes. "If I agree with you, will you leave me alone?"
He pursed his lips. "Probably not."
Suddenly I felt Edward's lips at my ear. "Do you want to go somewhere?" he asked, causing shivers to run up my spine.
I looked up into his emerald eyes and nodded. I knew I'd go anywhere with him.
"Yes," I whispered.
Okay, so that chapter lacked a lot of Edward X Bella kind of stuff, but the next chapter will be full of it, I promise. I have a schedule on my profile page that says when I'll be updating, and I'm going to add the next chapter on Saturday.
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