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Chapter Two – The World Revolves Around You, Not With You.
I thought my life was over because I have a boyfriend, and I don't really like him in a romantic kind of way, and I have to break up with him without breaking his heart, which I guess, is completely impossible. I know I should leave everything to Alice after that little conversation of ours, but all of these problems belong to me. Me. My problems. And I don't like other people handling things for me. Especially not this one.
Gym, my last period for the day, past in a blur. It was no fun today, not that it already is, but I suck at volleyball. Though, I'm really glad it's over because it was now time for our Computer Club meeting, in which Edward Cullen is president and I am the club secretary, and we work with each other a lot since he's the one telling me to list down things and stuff. Score more than ever.
As I entered the room, I was greeted by my own personal miracle, flashing me my crooked smile.
"Hey, Edward," I replied lamely, "Anything I need to list down?"
"No, not really," he answered. I frowned. Was that a yes or a no?
"Um, okay. Just call me when you need me."
That was the only time I spoke to Edward during the first ten minutes of the meeting. Most of the time, he would call me and say, "You got all of those, Bella?" and it drives the ladies crazy since I get all of his attention. Especially Tanya Denali, who, obviously, has a huge crush on Edward. She's strawberry blond and is a senior. And guess what? I heard Alice tell Rosalie Edward is so not interested in seniors.
Very sneaky, Bella.
I jumped, "I'm sorry, what?"
It was Edward. "See me after this, alright?" he laughed and winked at me.
DID YOU SEE THAT?! Edward Cullen just winked… at me!!
Oh, man. You should have seen Tanya Denali's (and the rest of the girls, of course) face when he winked at me! One point for me again.
I stared at the clock the whole meeting, waiting for the hour to end. Angela Weber, the club's treasurer, nudged me and winked. I rolled my eyes.
"I know what you're thinking."
"What?" I decided to play innocent. I like Angela Weber. She was the only girl in the club who wasn't drawn to Edward, and that's because she has two-year relationship with Ben what's-his-last-name. Heck, most of the girls here joined because of Edward, not because they are interested in computers. I know what you're thinking. I joined this club way before Edward did. And bla, bla, bla, he got promoted to president.
"Look at Tanya. She looks like she's about to throw up," she giggled, "What do you think Edward wants? Maybe he'll ask you to the dance."
The dance. Shoot.
I never really thought about it. One good thing about having a boyfriend is that you never have to worry about dates at all. The Forks High School Winter Dance is coming up, just two days after Thanksgiving (I wonder why they have it so early. Maybe because we're in the rainiest place in the continent and then snow comes early. Ugh.) If I break up with Mike now, I'll get sick worrying about the dance. Sure, I could skip it but Alice would beat me up if I do (she's been spending two weeks looking for our dresses. Poor girl.) But if I break up with Mike after the dance, I don't think I'll be able to stand it anymore.
"I really doubt that," I whispered.
Forty-five more minutes passed. Meeting done!
"Bella, can I see you now?" Edward suddenly called me.
Ugh. Why in the world did he have to be so handsome? Seriously, what's with these Cullens?
"Bella?" he called me when I didn't respond.
Oops. I'm supposed to answer.
"Um, yeah. Sure," I replied dumbly as I walked slowly to where Edward was seated. The rest of the members left except for Tanya and her friend, Lauren Mallory. Both were staring at me suspiciously.
"Tanya, Lauren, Bella and I would like to talk alone," Edward said calmly. Was this boy trying to kill me? They both nodded and Tanya mumbled something that sounded like, "The geek doesn't need to hog all over him," I ignored that.
"So, Bella?" he returned to me after they left, "You heard about the dance, right?"
Why was he suddenly asking me this? Could Angela have been right? Was he asking me as his date? Wait. Doesn't he know about my relationship with Mike?
"Um, yeah, of course. What about it?"
"Well…," he took a deep breath, "Since you're very close to Alice, I was wondering if you'll ask her to help us decorate the gym since the Computer Club's the host. She probably won't listen to me, anyway."
Edward Cullen asking me to the dance? What was I thinking?
"So, will you?"
"Sure," I answered.
He smiled my crooked smile. "Thanks, Bells. I knew I could count on you."
I tried to smile back, "Anytime."
Gah. My life totally sucks.
I quickly turned my back on him and looked over my shoulder. "See you."
"Yeah, see you."
As I exited the room, Mike was leaning casually on the wall. "Hey, Bells."
Here we go again.
"Hello, Mike. I thought you were going home early." Don't you always?
"Uh, yeah. About that. Can I… can I talk to you?"
"Sure," I answered, "Where?"
"Right here. Right now," he tried to smile and I know he was. He was a bad liar, just like me.
"I don't think… this is working out…," he managed to say, "Our relationship, I mean. You see… I don't … Well, I…"
Finally! "Mike, what are you trying to say?" Here goes the innocent act. I know my insides were celebrating, "Are you breaking up with me? What? Why?"
"Bella…," he whispered, "I know you love me but I just love someone else."
Bella, I know you love me.
Was he stupid or something? Trust me, that's not the first time I heard those words.
"Oh. You're saying you're moving on?"
"Uh, yeah. You see, Jessica and I –"
Ah, I see. "Ah, Jessica. That's alright, Mike," That's awesome !, "You're too good for me, anyway. Have fun with Jessica."
He managed to smile. "Still friends, right?"
I grinned back, "Sure."
And he turned around and ran off. What?
"See you later, Bells. I have a date with Jessica today," he called out.
That was easier than I thought it would be.
That night, I was sitting in my room when my phone rang.
It was Alice. Squealing.
"Uh, hey, Alice."
"I heard you and Mike broke up!" she giggled wildly, "Why didn't you tell me!?"
"Wait. What? How did you now about this?!" I tried to scowl but I couldn't help but grin, "Who told you this?!"
"Edward?" I echoed, only mine was more like a question.
"Mhmm. He saw your performance. He was still in the Computer Lab when he did! Oh my gosh, Bella! Why didn't you tell me earlier?!" she was still squealing.
"Well, aren't you angry that your plans of 'making me look bad' didn't actually occur?"
"Angry?! Bella, that's what you want!" Again with the giggling.
"Oh, right," I laughed, "Did you tell Rosalie?"
"Heck yes! She was squealing to death and listed down names of guys and she's ready to help you hunt down your next man!"
"Um, okay." Is Edward on the list?, "Can you tell your brother not to tell anyone about it?"
"You know who I'm talking about."
She her bell-like laughed. "Alright. Even if it means punching him and locking him in a closet with Tanya Denali."
"Ewe. Alice. That's gross. Don't torture your poor brother with a beautiful senior," I fake giggled. I was actually annoyed.
"Seriously, I think that's torture for him already. He hates Tanya."
"Alice! I heard my name! You better not tell anything bad about me to your beautiful and innocent best friend!" I heard my favorite velvet voice on the other end of the line.
Beautiful and Innocent.
Did Edward really think of me that way?
"Whatever, Edward!" and then I heard Edward's musical laugh, "This beautiful and innocent best friend of mine isn't so innocent, if you ask me."
I snorted. Yes, I did snort. I love how the twins fight like this, but I was actually startled when Edward called me, "beautiful"
This boy really is killing me.
"Sorry, Bella. I have to go. Edward wants to beat me at chess," she giggled again and hung up.
My life is just getting better and better. No doubt.
I'm so sorry the chapters are so short. I'll try to make the next one longer. But I won't promise anything. Again, thank you for reading and R&R. ;)
Ah, I won't be able to update soon. So sorry.