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A/N: Hi there! This is just a little idea I had, thought I'd try it out, but I don't know whether to carry on with it or not. If I do, the rating will go up. Please enjoy, and tell me if you think I should continue.
The tears continued to flow down my face. My eyes were sore from crying, but I just couldn't stop. I had never felt so humiliated.
I ran and ran until my feet hurt, the pain shooting up my legs until my knees collapsed. I fell to the ground, sobbing into the earth. I could still hear the laughter and music of the party behind me, but it was all a blur. My tears fell to the ground, and my hair tumbled down from the ridiculous style piled up on my head.
I heard a pounding behind me, but didn't realise what it was until I was enveloped in a familiar, strong embrace.
"Go away," I whimpered, not wanting him to see me like this. Hell, hadn't I been humiliated enough?
"I'm not going anywhere, Bella." His strong arms tightened around me.
My humiliation broiled into misdirected anger, and I lashed out, trying to get me to leave me alone. But I was weak from the grief, and my fists barely made him flinch. He stroked my hair, soothing me gently, as the mist started to fall around us.
This stupid game had been more trouble than it was worth. I should have never started this. I might never have felt this way. I might never have lost my one of my best friends, and I might never have been humiliated like this.
The tears subsided to a sorrowful sob, and I brought my hand to my face to wipe away the salty tears. I exhaled shakily.
"Let's get you home," he said softly. He tried to help me to my feet, but I couldn't move.
"I don't think I can," I whispered.
As if reading my mind, Edward pulled me to my feet, holding me close to his body for support and protection against the rain. I stared up at him through watery eyes. His own eyes were sparkling, and his hair was drenched with the rain. I sighed, and wiped some water from his forehead. I attempted a small smile, trying to lighten the mood.
"I don't think we should do this any more," I said, referring to our 'game.' He smiled, understanding immediately. "It was a stupid idea. Causes nothing but trouble," I finished.
I felt him sigh, and saw him swallow. He gazed down at me, his eyes burning fiercely through the rain.
"If that's what you want," he nodded. He smiled that crooked smile that made my knees shake. "But, maybe," he added quietly, "I could just ask of you... one more dare?"
I looked up at him warily, tears involuntarily building in my eyes again. "What?"
He pulled me even closer, so I was flush against him. Even in the cold of the night, I blushed.
He leaned down to whisper in my ear.
"I dare you... to kiss me."
A/N: Please let me know what you think, and if you think I should continue. If I do carry on, the chapters will be a lot longer, and as I mentioned before, the rating will go up ;)
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