Welcome to my new fanfic. I had this idea rolling around in my head that I needed to get out so this is what you get. Now, I had originally five chapters posted but I wasn't really pleased with them so I went and got myself a beta. Let me tell you she is amazing. If you haven't read her stories then you need to they are romance and fluff and all that good stuff.
A huge thanks to my beta MadeleineJade! She made my writing actually readable. Now nothing major has changed so don't worry about that for those of you who had this on review or alert I hope you stick with me. Please review and let me know how you like the improvement.
Disclaimer: I don't own twilight but I do own a Twilight calender that is hanging on my wall. The first thing I see is Rob's beautiful face. Isn't that a great thing to wake up to?
It is so easy to see, dysfunction between you and me.
We must free up these tired souls, before the sadness kills us both.
I tried, and tried to let you know. I love you but I'm letting go...
It hurts but it may be the only way.
Nothing Last Forever by Maroon 5
"Now boarding flight 917 to Seattle Washington."
My stomach suddenly did flips and I squeezed Sean's hand tighter. I looked over to see him staring at me with a grin on his face.
"You need to calm down, Bella. Everything will be fine." He rubbed circles on the back of my hand trying to soothe me.
What was I worried about anyway? I was only going back to Forks where I abandoned my best friends and left my boyfriend. No big deal right? Except I was going back with my new boyfriend, Sean, and I hadn't told anyone I was bringing him but Alice and Rosalie. No one else knew about him since Alice and Rose were the only two I actually talked to on a semi-regular basis, and I hadn't even gone back to visit my dad since I attended college, and I felt tremendously guilty about that, but the town held too many memories--good and bad--that I didn't want to face once I had left.
Sean stood up, taking my hand and pulling me up from my seat as he did so. He also grabbed my bag carrying it for me. We boarded the plane and took our seats. I sat by the window leaving him in the middle. I pressed my forehead against the cold glass, closing my eyes tightly and taking deep breaths trying to ease the nerves. As I sat, I couldn't shake that uncomfortable feeling that was at pit of my stomach. Why was I going back to Forks? I left that place to get some space from everything there, well one person to be exact.
Thinking his name used to send me crawling in a deep black hole, cutting off all sorts of communication to the real world. Now I could honestly say that hearing or thinking his name didn't faze me, at least not like it used to. He was my first boyfriend, my best friend, and I loved him. We grew up together and began dating during our freshman year in high school.
It was the best and worst four years of my life. How could it be both? Even when we were just friends we'd fight a lot, and when we began dating it only seemed to get worse. We'd argue and yell at just about everything. It was the best because no matter how much we argued, he was mine and no one else could stake a claim on him. He was my best friend; he was my everything. And, to me that was what made all the difference between the good and the bad.
Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to make me stay. I still remember that night I told him I was leaving.
We had been fighting…again. Over what? I couldn't even remember, but I was sure it was something stupid. It seemed we fought just to fight, like it was our thing. Perhaps we fought just so we could make up. And were we ever good at making up. Still, I recognized how dysfunctional this relationship was. As much as I loved him, I had to leave. I felt like I was losing myself in this on-again-off-again routine. It had taken its toll I guess.
"Look, Edward I need a break. We can't go on like this. Ican't go on like this. I'm going crazy and I'm so sick of fighting with you! I just don't want to fight anymore," I tried to explain. I thought he'd agree, since he knew just as well as I did how toxic we could be for each other. But his face fell and looked completely helpless. It nearly broke my resolve.
"Just like that you're done. Letting go so easily?"
I wanted to stroke his face and wipe away the sadness from his eyes.
"It's not easy, okay?" He had to know this was killing me standing here, slowly breaking in two.
"Yeah right. I bet you screamed for joy when you found you're acceptance letter to University of Arizona," he accused angrily.
Sadness dripped from my voice. "That's not fair."
He only seemed to get louder. "No, what's not fair is you giving up. Let me ask you something. Did you even love me or was it all a lie?"
My breath hitched and anger flowed through my veins. Before I knew it my hand flew right across Edward's face with a loud smack.
He looked at me completely shocked.
"How dare you accuse me of not loving you! You know that's bullshit," I spat as tears blurred my vision as they flowed down my cheek.
His face fell and looked completely torn.
Once I calmed down I said, "Look at me."
He kept his face down and I stepped closer to him placing my hand on his cheek. He sighed and leaned his face into my hand.
Softly I whispered, "Look at me. Please."
His face slowly met mine. His green eyes were filled with moisture as they penetrated mine. A new pool of tears welled in my eyes as I saw him like this.
As I spoke, my voice cracked. "I love you so much, but, Edward, look at us. How could I concentrate on school when I'm on edge all the time? This isn't right what we're doing to each other. I'm sorry, but, I have to do this. I don't want to, but I have to. And, it hurts, GOD it really hurts-"
I was cut off when Edward crashed his lips into mine. They forcefully moved against mine, and I instinctively wrapped my arms around his neck grabbing a hold of his hair. There was so much passion and anguish in that kiss. Our tongues danced together moving with fever.
I moaned as his hands roamed my body, going under my shirt. Where ever his fingers brushed against it left a burning sensation. I extracted my hands from his hair and took off his jacket, unbuttoned his shirt and quickly removed it.
He broke the kiss and yanked my shirt right off and resumed the hungry kiss. Soon we were in our underwear, and he laid me down on his bed. Then we were, skin to skin. I tried my best to memorize every inch of him, his face, the greenness of his eyes, and his perfect chiseled jaw. My fingers roamed his body memorizing the feel of his skin, and my ears listened to his soft velvet voice as he moaned my name.
I dug my nails in his back waiting for the fire to die down. Both us were heavily breathing as he pulled me against his chest. He began to hum my lullaby, rubbing my arm like he did most nights to get me to sleep, but I wouldn't allow myself to sleep tonight. He fell asleep before me, and I memorized the feel of his chest rising and falling as he breathed.
This was what it was like to make up with Edward. We loved just as passionately as we fought.
I stayed awake for most of the night, only getting about two to three hours of sleep. My finger tips slowly traced his lazy patterns across his body. I was gentle so I wouldn't wake him. I looked up and through Edward's window I watched the sun rise. I drew in a deep breath and turned to look at Edward's face. His eyes were closed and a small smile played across his face. My hand brushed through his messy bronze, silky hair. I looked over at his night stand and found the alarm clock.
Knowing it was almost time for me to catch my plane; I gently removed myself from Edward's arms and headed to the bathroom for a shower. I turned the water on and made sure it was steaming hot as I climbed in. I let myself cry in the shower, violent sobs ripped from my body and I tried to keep it as quiet as I could. I stepped out of the shower and changed into my clothes. After I dried my hair and pulled it to a messy ponytail I sat down by Edward and watched him sleep. He began to stir in the bed and started to mumble incoherently.
Then he said something that came clear as crystal, and I bit my lip to keep the sobs from escaping my lips.
"Bella, don't leave. I love you." His voice sounded distraught and it tore up a piece in my heart. I was causing him all this pain. Don't worry I'll be gone soon and you'll find someone who deserves you. Someone who doesn't make you hurt like I do, I thought to myself.
I carefully kissed his forehead, his nose, and lastly his lips.
"I'm sorry. You deserve better than me. I love you…forever." The pool of tears finally spilled over. I tried to wipe them off but they just kept falling.
Without looking back, I walked out the door. I walked out his life and headed for the airport as my heart shattered into a million pieces.
Looking back now I remembered wishing he'd come after me and tell me to come back home where I belonged, but he never did. I waited days, weeks, months and he never showed. I guess I didn't blame him. I wouldn't come after me after what I did either.
My first year in Arizona was a blur, I tried to remember, but it was all fuzzy. I didn't remember much seeing as how I could hardly function properly. I was completely broken, lost, and trapped in a black hole.
I did what I had to. I went to school, ate, and did my homework. I didn't bother to go to any parties, and I didn't have many friends. I never allowed myself to open up to anybody. In the mornings I'd go for a cup of coffee before class. After class I'd take my laptop and go to a café near my dorm and read or did homework until it was closing time. It was my normal, everyday routine.
Now the manager of this small café was Sean, but in the state that I was in I never noticed him. What I do remember was he'd take my order and make conversation. I only had one word answers, but that never discouraged him from trying again the next day. One day after his shift was over he walked over to me with a cup in his hand and sat across from me in the booth. He started to stutter and shift uncomfortably and the next thing I knew, he asked me out. What took me by surprise was not his question but my answer. I said yes. Yes.
It left my lips without my realizing it. I guess my subconscious was looking for a friend, for someone to help me escape the black hole that had sucked me deep inside. I had convinced myself that I was irreparable, damaged goods, as is.
I was a complete wreck the day of our date. I had no idea what to wear or what to say. My roommate was nice and offered me help, choosing my outfit, fixing my hair and doing my makeup. When I heard a knock on that door I was just about ready to make my roommate tell him I was sick. But I knew I had to do this; I needed to do this for myself.
Sean was a true gentleman; he opened the car door for me and took me out for a small picnic. I was amazed someone would go through all this trouble for me. Once the conversation started it didn't seem to stop. It surprised me how easy all this was.
For some odd reason, I felt like I was cheating on Edward, that I was being unfaithful. But how could I be unfaithful when I was the one who broke things off? We hadn't even bothered to stay in touch after I left. Perhaps a clean break was something we both had needed after all.
Like I said, he never called, wrote, or emailed, and I stayed quiet thinking Edward may have already found someone. The thought alone nearly brought me to tears. I left, but I still loved him. Perhaps the right time for us wasn't in high school. Perhaps after we had both lived separately and gained some life experience and perspective, things would be different between us. But did I have the guts to make the initial phone call?
Sean was watching me and he seemed to know I was broken. He asked me who had left me heartbroken, and I lost it. I began to cry and the tears never seemed to stop. Sean held me tightly never leaving my side, and I've been in his arms ever since.
Sean was tall and svelte, and also tan from our four years in Arizona. He had hazel eyes and short blond hair. He was smart, sensitive, and really understanding. Really understanding. He was moving back with me in Seattle because I received a job at the Seattle Times as a journalist.
Sean was a photographer and wanted to try and showcase his work so he could open a studio. We'd be living in a spacious two bedroom apartment, equipped with a big kitchen and living room that Alice and Jasper helped me find. It was pretty easy since they also lived in the same apartment building. Rosalie and Emmett lived in the apartment complex in front of ours, and as I understood it, Edward lived on their building as well.
This was going to be interesting.
I suddenly felt someone shake me and heard Sean softly whisper, "Bella we're here."
I groaned stretching my arms above my head. I guess I must've fallen asleep. We got off the plane and went to retrieve out luggage.
"Now remember, my friends are a little…different." I said trying to find the right word to describe them. I had already told him about all of them, including Edward, but in my nervous state, I found it necessary to remind him.
"She's a pixie with so much energy, kind of like the energizer bunny. Rosalie is a little more reserved and seems a little bitchy at first but she's nice under her tough exterior," Sean finished for me chuckling. Yes, I had told him about them a few times I guess.
"Right," I smiled.
I found my luggage on the conveyor belt and headed towards it. "Now don't be intimidated by Emmett, he may seem really huge but…"
"He's really an undercover teddy bear," Sean finished for me once again. His tone had an undercurrent of boredom. Was he mocking me?
"And, no need to worry about Jasper, he's totally chill and down to earth. Yes, Bella, I already know this, but thanks for reminding me, but honestly Bella, you keep warning me about your friends. They seriously can't be as scary as you make them out to be," he said clearly not believing a word I'd said before.
I raised my hands in defeat. "Alright but don't say I didn't warn you." He had it coming, wasn't my fault he didn't believe me. He just smiled, shaking his head as we went outside to hail a taxi.
Once our bags were safely in the trunk, Sean and I sat in the back seats of the taxi. As nervous as I was, I couldn't contain my excitement to see my friends again. I kept dancing around like I my pants were full of ants. Sean kept giving me a warning glance to sit still, but I just couldn't control myself.
"Would you sit still, you'll see them in a little bit," Sean laughed, clearly amused by his crazy girlfriend.
"Are we there yet?" I asked like a small petulant child, sticking my lip out into a pout.
Sean wrapped his arm around me, grabbing a hold of my hands. "If you don't stop that I'll have to resort to tickling you."
I looked up at his face and narrowed my eyes at him. He wouldn't. And in the most menacing voice I could muster up I said, "You wouldn't dare."
He lifted his hand. "Watch me."
I shook my head vigorously, grabbing his hands and holding them tight to my chest. "No, no I'll be good I promise."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, I'm sure." He smiled and kissed my lips.
Under my breath I mumbled, "Party pooper."
He didn't hear me and just kept me wrapped in his arms. I looked out the window and saw all the trees and the normal darkened sky, but I couldn't have been happier to be here.
I was smiling so big my face began to hurt. My patience was beginning to wear off when I suddenly saw four people standing outside the apartment complex. I didn't have to think twice, knowing who was standing outside waiting for me.
"Oh my god, they're here!" I removed Sean's arm from me and opened the taxi door, dashing out before it fully came to a stop. Just before I reached them, Alice and Rosalie ran towards me knocking me down to the ground.
"I missed you guys too!" I teased them as we rolled on the ground laughing.
"Bella I can't believe you're here! Oh my god we have to go shopping!" Leave it to Alice to bring up shopping at a time like this. I squeezed them as tight as I could and wouldn't let them go.
Next thing I knew, I was being lifted in the air and into a bone crushing hug. A booming voice said, "Stop hogging Bella. I missed her too." Oh, Emmett.
With all my strength, I hugged him back as tightly as I could. "You big bear, I missed you and your hugs."
"Belly, I missed you too!" Emmett swung me around, and I threw my head back, laughing.
Then I heard a calm voice say, "What am I chopped liver?"
I turned my head to see Jasper off to the side, feigning hurt. I squirmed out of Emmett's arms and ran towards Jasper.
"I'm sorry, Jazz! I missed you and your chillness." Jasper laughed as he picked up and spun me around.
"It's good to have you home, Bella." Jasper said with sincerity.
Once Jasper set me down did I remember that I left Sean in the taxi by himself. Oh whoops. I turned and saw him standing with our luggage chuckling silently. I walked towards him and pulled him by his arm towards my friends. I saw Alice and Rosalie with giant grins on their faces while Emmett and Jasper just looked confused. I guess the girls didn't tell their men about Sean.
"Everyone, I want you to meet Sean, my boyfriend." I said and heard Alice let out a little squeal. "Sean, these are my friends, Alice, Rosalie, Emmett, and Jasper."
"It's really nice to meet all of-" He was interrupted by Alice's loud squeals and she ran to him nearly knocking him to the ground with her over exuberant hug. I laughed at his face that said 'how the hell did she get here so fast.' I only shook my head and smiled. It wasn't easy explaining Alice to people. She was just so Alice.
"Oh my god, it's nice to meet you. I'm Alice, her best friend. Bella, he is so much cuter than you led me to believe." And so the embarrassment began.
Rosalie shook her head pushing Alice aside. "Ignore the pixie, she doesn't get out much. We're afraid she'll scare the children away." This resulted in a violent punch from Alice. Now she may have been small, but I was sure that punch really hurt.
"Damn it, Alice, you know that's going to leave a bruise." Rosalie rubbed her arm.
"Well every time you look at it remember not to call me a pixie," Alice shot back.
While they still bickered I noticed Emmett and Jasper staring, no, it was more like glaring, at Sean. They must have been assessing his character or whatever the hell guys looked for. I nudged Emmett and Jasper with my elbow. "Guys, quit it."
Sean looked at them questioningly.
"Emmett Cullen. This here is Jasper Hale. We're Bella's brothers if you will. Now we're both protective of her and if you hurt her we'll have to hurt you," Emmett said in a threatening voice while Jasper nodded his head in agreement. I sighed loudly, rolling my eyes. It really did mean a lot to me that Emmett and Jasper would do anything to protect me.
"You don't need to worry about that. I would never hurt Bella. She's safe with me," Sean said looking directly into their eyes and never backing down. Emmett and Jasper's glare slowly turned into a small smile, clearly pleased with his answer. They nodded and shared some guy code through them.
Boys were so strange.
I looked up lovingly at Sean. I knew I had nothing to worry about. They'd love him.
Alice and Rosalie were still bickering and glaring at each other so I suggested we all go inside before they tear each other apart. Plus, it was getting cold and I was shivering. I had forgotten what the weather was like in the Pacific Northwest. "Let's go inside I'm cold."
Jasper and Emmett helped Sean with the luggage. Alice, Rosalie and I left the boys to do the heavy lifting and went inside to talk.
Sitting on the couch with my legs propped up against Rosalie's lap, Alice said, "Oh, Bella I forgot, Esme is having a special dinner for your homecoming."
I felt my heart well up. This sounded like something Esme would do. "Aw, she really didn't need to do that."
"You know my mom; she always loved you like her own daughter." Suddenly a look of worry flashed across Alice and Rosalie's faces.
Confused by their sudden mood change, I asked, "Is everything okay?"
"Yeah but Edward will be at the dinner too," Rosalie said looking at me with an apologetic expression. This was the reason for the mood change. I should've known Edward would be brought up eventually.
I looked at them both, not showing any signs of sadness. "And, he is still your brother and Esme's son isn't he."
"Yeah but-"Alice began but I cut her off before she had a chance to explain.
"You guys, I'm fine. I have Sean. And, I know I'm bound to run into him sooner or later what with our living so closely to each other, so I might as well get it over with," I said as nonchalantly as possible.
"Are you sure?" Rosalie asked clearly not believing me.
I plastered on a smile on face. "Of course I'm sure."
I could see in their faces they weren't really convinced but thankfully they changed the subject. This wasn't a topic I wanted to delve into at the moment anyway. To be honest I wasn't sure I even believed it myself. I was nervous knowing only a short distance separated us. Just don't think about it, I kept repeating in my head.
All too soon they all had to leave. "Well I'll be by later so I can help you get ready. I finally have Bella-Barbie back!" Before I could protest, Alice left in a blur. Damn that pixie.
I buried my hands in my face. This wasn't going to end well. Sean came to my side and wrapped me in his arms. "Ugh, she loves playing Barbie with me. It's horrible," I explained.
"Bella-Barbie now that's something I want to see." I smacked him in the arm and turned my head from him. He laughed and only pulled me tighter to him.
"Trust me, you don't. There's yelling involved and clothes being thrown. It's not pretty," I said.
He laughed and kissed the top of my head. Then he asked, "So these are the people you grew up with?"
"Yup, the very ones. I told you they were crazy didn't I? But, did you listen to me. No."
"Yeah I thought you exaggerated, but that Alice, she's a wild one." I laughed remembering how she attacked him with a hug earlier. His face was priceless. "So, Bella or shall I call you Belly?"
I gasped, forgetting Emmett called me that earlier. "Nope you can't call me that. The only person allowed to call me that is Emmett. It's this weird thing we started back in high school."
"Right, well, Bella what's the dinner Alice was talking about?"
"Alice and Emmett's parents, Carlisle and Esme, are having a homecoming dinner for me. And, I get to show you off to them. That's if you'll be willing to be my date." I batted my lashes and pressed my hands against his chest.
His lips crashed into mine moving gently against them. I pulled away for a second pretending to be unaffected. "If you don't want to do it, that's fine. I'm sure I can find another date."
He shut me up with another kiss before I pulled away again. "Sean, all you have to say is you don't want to go," I said toying with him.
"Shh." Then he lifted me off the couch, and I wrapped my legs around his waist. He took me to the bedroom where we spent a couple hours Christening the new apartment.
Like Alice had promised, she came over to the apartment around five but she didn't have any clothes or bags of makeup with her. I hoped she didn't think that I had makeup or things of the sort. She knew me better than that.
"Alright you guys ready to go?"Alice asked.
"You're letting me dress myself?!" I asked excitedly, albeit incredulously. This would have been unprecedented.
"No, we are going to my parents' right now and we'll both get ready over there. There's going to be traffic later and I don't want to be late." I made a face. I should have known better than to think Alice would actually let me dress myself. What a ludicrous thought.
Sean looked at her curiously. "I don't think they'll be traffic around that time."
I turned and looked at him. "Never bet against Alice, she's psychic," I said as though that explained everything. Alice and I giggled at his expression, and then he walked out the room leaving us two together.
We waited for Rosalie to come over because apparently the three of us were getting ready at the Cullen house. When she finally came over, we sat on the couch waiting for the guys to get ready. Great, they got to get dressed here and without any consultation from Alice or Rose. Lucky.
Now, personally I didn't need much time to get ready. Being a low maintenance girl, I just put on comfortable jeans and a t-shirt, but no. Alice and Rosalie wouldn't even wear sweat pants to sleep. They needed to look cute no matter where they were.
Finally, we took Emmett's Jeep to Forks. The truck was huge, and I had to climb to get up there with help of a lift from Sean. Again I shook with excitement. I couldn't wait to see Esme and Carlisle. They were the coolest parents out there. I always loved coming to the Cullen house. They both were like my second set of parents.
The hour-long drive seemed to take forever, but we finally made it. Walking up the drive way I got butterflies in my stomach. I wondered if Edward was here yet. Alice being Alice made a production opening the front door.
"Mom, Dad, I give you the one the only Bella Swan!" I burst through the door laughing and dragging Sean with me.
"Bella!" Esme gushed giving me a warm welcoming hug. "How are you, my dear?"
"I'm great. The house looks lovely as usual," I complimented. Looking around, everything still seemed the same as it was. Impeccable and perfectly decorated.
"Thank you, dear."
Carlisle came up to give me a hug next. "It's good to have you here, Bella."
"Thanks, its good being back. I missed you all!" I said looking at everyone. I noticed Edward still hadn't arrived. I wondered if he decided not to come after all, he probably doesn't want to see me, I thought glumly.
"Who is this young gentleman?" Esme asked staring at Sean.
"Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry. Esme, Carlisle I'd like you to meet my boyfriend, Sean," I said.
"It's nice to meet you both Mr. and Mrs. Cullen. Bella talks fondly of you both." Sean shook both their hands.
"Pleasure and call me Carlisle." Carlisle's face seemed a little sad for some reason. I tried not to think much of it.
"Bella, you never told us you had a boyfriend. Where have you been hiding him? It's nice to meet you dear, and call me Esme." Esme seemed genuine, but like Carlisle there was something a little off.
"Stop monopolizing Bella, we need to get ready!" Alice said rushing towards my side.
"Oh Alice, where are your manners?" Esme scolded her. "Well pleasure to meet you but I really should get back and get dinner ready." She disappeared in the kitchen, taking Carlisle with her.
I turned to Sean. "Are you sure you'll be okay here with Emmett and Jazz?"
"I'll be fine."
"I just feel bad letting you fend for yourself," I said hoping they wouldn't embarrass him…or me.
He kissed my lips. "Don't worry about me. Now go."
"You heard the man. Let's go. Beauty waits for no one. Rosalie, vamoose!" Then Alice grabbed my arm and dragged me up the stairs. I turned to Sean and mouthed 'help me' but, all he did was smile and wave. I stuck my tongue out at him. What a caring boyfriend he was.
We went into Alice's old room, and she started looking for outfits with Rosalie while I sat on the bed. "Any chance I get a say in what I'm going to wear?"
"Hush, you. You will wear what we give you, and you'll love it," Alice said. Rosalie and Alice whispered amongst each other and finally made their decision. "Here you go. This is what you'll be wearing."
At least it wasn't a short dress.
Rosalie handed me my outfit, which I had to admit I loved. It wasn't anything over the top but very classy. Alice did my make up for me not adding too much since, because according to her and Rose, I had natural beauty. Which was ridiculous because I was a rag doll compared to them both.
Alice and Rosalie both looked at me and smiles formed on their faces. "Perfect," they both said. I rolled my eyes and walked to a mirror, gasping at what I saw. I wasn't perfect in comparison to Alice or Rosalie, but I looked hot if I did say so myself. They seemed pretty pleased with my reaction and their faces filled with smug smiles.
I coughed. "It's all right," I said shrugging my shoulders, trying to be as breezy about it as possible.
They laughed moving around the room to get ready themselves. "Oh please, you know you love it. Seriously, Bella, what would you do without us?"
"I guess I'd be looking like a hobo," I answered. "You two are miracle workers."
We three high-fived and then I waited for them while they got ready themselves. I was reading one of Alice's old gossip magazines. I needed time to cool down and relax because I was still in silent freak-out mode. I was no more than a flight of stairs from Edward.
There went my stomach doing flips again.
I don't love him anymore. I have Sean, and I love Sean.
But, even though I loved Sean, I still couldn't help but wonder what Edward had been up to. Had he ever thought of me? How would he react when he saw me? Did he still look the same? I groaned internally. All of these questions were driving me crazy. I was about ready to climb out that window and run. I would've too if I weren't afraid I'd break my neck.
Alice came from behind me and scared me. "Sorry, didn't mean to scare you. But, are you ready to head down."
Let me see. No!
"Yeah, I'm ready," I said shakily.
I let them both go down the stairs first. I heard Emmett say something like, "Damn, Rose, you look hot."
I took in a deep breath and controlled my emotions before I began to hyperventilate. I stood at the top of the stairs and saw everyone waiting for me to get down.
Oh great I didn't want them watching me. I envisioned myself taking a misstep and then rolling down the stairs probably taking out the lot of them once I reached the bottom of the stairs.
Soon my fears all melted as soon as I saw him standing there. I knew those green eyes anywhere, and they were staring right into mine.
Isn't it so much better with a beta? A cliff hanger for those who have never read this. Please review and let me know how you like this. Review!
The titles for my stories will be based on a song. This chapter is called 'Nothing Last Forever' by 'Maroon 5'. Amazing song. I will make a playlist of all the songs I'll use and put the link on my profile, so go check it out.