Chapter 4: Young love


Bella awoke early in the morning, and against my wishes she had to get out of bed. I waited as she took a human moment. I stared around her room, noticing all the little things that she'd collected (or that Charlie had just never let her part with). I looked up as she stood in the doorway smiling.

"Edward, I wasn't dreaming last night was I?" She asked as her smile faltered.

"No, Bella, you were not dreaming." I said as I softly kissed her on the lips. She pulled me closer, but I had to break apart, I knew that I had to keep control. It wouldn't be fair to take advantage of her.

"Bella, as much as I want to, I need to stay in control." I tried to be very gentle. She looked rejected, so I pulled her into my arms and kissed her forehead.

"You have no idea what you do to me." I mumbled as I smelled her strawberry scented hair.

"I can only guess…" She giggled.

"Sorry." I actually felt embarrassed, I didn't mean to press into her accidentally; I didn't want to make her feel awkward. She departed from her room to go downstairs, and I went out the window so that I could meet her in the driveway. Even as a vampire, I couldn't help but love her. I know it's forbidden, but sometimes you just can't help loving someone the way you do.

I watched her open her front door, and walked to her side of the car, and pulled the door open for her. I was planning on taking her to the house; I was hoping that Emmet would be long gone by the time we got there.

"So, Bella, what would you like to do today?"

"Can we go to your house? I need to ask Alice something." She smiled sweetly. I personally wanted to know what she had to ask, but I would find out sooner or later.

"That's fine." I replied as we took off down the street, leaving a blur of what used to be her house behind us. We soon arrived at the house, and I pulled to a gentle stop. I was at her side of the door in a few seconds, and helped her out making sure she didn't fall. I put m hand around her waist as I opened the front door, sending a mental warning to Emmet to leave while he was still alive. Esme was the first to great us, hugging Bella and kissing her forehead. You would think we we're engaged the way she fussed over her with all the congratulatory statements.

Oh, Edward I am so happy for the both of you!!! Esme said telepathically as she beamed at the two of us. I sent her a mental thank you, and sat with Bella on the couch. Of course, Alice arrived taking Bella by the hand and leading her up the stairs, and leaving me alone on the couch.

"Oh, Edward don't give me that face, she'll be back soon. Besides, you're immortal you'll can wait!" She laughed as she raced up the stairs. A growl deep in my throat followed the girls, making Alice laugh louder.


"Alice, you're hurting my arm!" I was giggling so hard, I didn't notice until we reached the top of the stairs that my arm was starting to bruise.

"I'm sorry Bella, but I didn't want Edward to try and take you away from me." She laughed as she released her grip.

"After that last comment, I was surprised that he didn't try and run up the stairs!"

"Yeah, and with vampire speed, we would never have survived!" Alice collapsed on her bed trying to calm herself down from her laughing fit.

"I CAN HEAR THE BOTH OF YOU!" Edward bellowed from downstairs. This made the both of us laugh even harder than we were before. I collapsed next to her, tears streaking my face. I breathed loudly as I calmed down and could breathe again.

"Now tell me the details!" Alice demanded a huge smile on her face.

"We ate, he asked me to be his girlfriend, he gave me a necklace, and I fell asleep. That's all!" I teased her.

"Bella, I did not work on your makeover for two hours for that load of crap! Now tell me everything that happened!" She gave me an evil grin. I sighed, and went into explicit detail of every waking moment that happened during dinner. After I was done, we heard knocking at the door, and Alice smiled as Jasper entered. He smiled sheepishly at me; I knew that he didn't like lying to his family members.

"Thank you Jasper, I know last night wasn't exactly something you were excited to try." Alice and I beamed at him. He just nodded and asked if he and Alice could spend some time alone, and I graciously left the room and scurried down the hall. I was curious to see Edward's room, even though I had been over his house since we were little, I still never really entered it unless he was with me.

I quietly opened the door, hoping that maybe (though very unlikely) his vampire hearing would pardon me for just one moment in life. I quietly tiptoed into the room, and started browsing through his CD's, and movie collections. I stood on my toes, in attempt to reach the movie I wanted all the way at the top of his bookshelf.

"Almost…there…" I sighed, and looked around for something I could stand on. I piled some textbooks on the floor, knowing he never used them anyway. I then climbed up a couple of shelves, and supported my weight by gripping a shelf tightly with my arms.

"Yes!" I squealed as I became the perfect height, and extended my arm and grabbed the movie. I turned to jump, but my shoe caught the bookshelf. I started to fall, when two cold arms wrapped around my waist pulling me off the shelf. I looked up and Edward stared at me with his Topaz eyes filled with concern.

"What were you trying to do Bella?" He asked, trying to keep his voice gentle.

"I wanted a movie, but you put it on the top shelf, and I couldn't reach." I blushed, knowing my excuse sounded stupid. He rolled his eyes and carried me to the bed, gently placing me down.

"You nearly scared me half to death." He said his voice filled with hurt. I raised an eyebrow and opened up my mouth, but he cut me off, "Even if I am immortal, it still scared me."

"Sorry…" I said softly, I really did feel bad. "Edward, does this mean we can't watch the movie now?"

"No, we can still watch the movie Bella." He chuckled. I handed him the DVD and he popped it into the TV. I snuggled into him as it played, trying not to fall asleep. He was comfortable, what can I say?

"Bella, if you're tired, go to sleep."

"Damn, I thought you wouldn't notice." I smiled, softly kissing him of the lips. He kissed me back slowly and then pulled away.

"Oh, my sweet Bella." He smiled as he hugged me.