"What do you want to do?" Edward asked as he laid upside down on the bed, his torso and head hanging off the side.
"I don't know, but think of something quick or I'll go insane from boredom!" I exclaimed from where I was twirling on the swivel chair in front of him.
"Bella, you know that won't happen, you're already insane." Edward teased, flashing me a crooked smile.
"Shut up, you love my insanity." I retorted, looking up at the ceiling, trying to think of something to do.
"Yeah, I do." Edward said softly. I turned to look at him.
He had sat back up on the bed and was looking at me with an intense gaze that I couldn't look away from. He looked so inhumanly handsome in the moonlight that was streaming in from the window, and I was itching to trace the contours of his face with my fingers.
Edward and his family moved back to Forks the summer after we started talking. They had been having financial problems and moved back to regain stability. I was overwhelmed with happiness that my best friend was moving back. Alice had also been excited, knowing how much he meant to me.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't love him. He always meant so much to me and when we continued talking over emails, I realized that he was the most amazing man ever and that I was completely and irrevocably in love with him.
We went through our senior year together and that love I had for him only increased. But he only viewed me as a friend, and I would never do anything to jeopardize our friendship. So I kept quiet, even though Alice was always trying to persuade me to announce my feelings.
Now, we were all in college with Emmett, Rosalie, and Jasper, who all became good friends with Edward as soon as they met him. Life was great, and what made it even better was that Edward and I were roommates in our co-ed dorms. Alice and Rosalie now shared, as did Emmett and Jasper.
"Let's play hide and seek." Edward suggested as he looked away, his neck a little pink.
"Sure." I quickly agreed. Playing that game with Edward never got old.
We went inside, because the dorm was to small to properly play. The moonlight was so bright that we could see clearly, and the night air was cool and fresh.
"Your it!" I suddenly called out, running to hide behind the building.
"That's not fair!" He called out, but I heard his laughter after that, and then his counting.
I retraced my steps and hid behind some trees that were planted twenty feet away from him.
"Ready or not, here I come!" He called out.
I watched as he hesitantly looked around, and when he turned in my direction, I ducked and hid.
He wandered behind the building that I had ran behind, and I laughed in my head.
I ran to the wall,where he had been counting, to tag it and claim my victory when out of no where, he appeared behind me and grabbed my waist.
"Gotcha." He whispered, as he turned me around and crushed me into his chest.
I stopped breathing as I looked up, shocked, and met his burning gaze. An urge like nothing I had ever felt before, ran through me and pulled against my protests to reach out and touch him.
I hesitantly lifted my hand to his neck and slid it up until I was cupping his jaw. He leaned into my touch and his eyes fluttered closed. I wanted to believe that he liked my touche. I wanted to believe that he savored the electricity as I much as I did. I wanted to believe that I wasn't dreaming and that he really was looking at me like he loved me.
I wanted to believe it, but how could I? All we could ever be was just friends.
I looked away from his dream like eyes and stared down at my feet. I expected him to let me go, and quickly apologize or something, but instead he tightened his hold on me.
"Bella." He whispered. I didn't make a move to look at him so he cupped my face and tilted it up. The intensity of his gaze was making me tingle inside.
"You're my best friend, and I really don't want to jeopardize that but I can't keep myself from saying this anymore. It hurts me to go through everyday, and live with knowing that I'm nothing more than a friend. But I know if I tell you this, then you'll at least think about it, and maybe you'll come to realize it as well. It's better than never having a chance because you never knew. I'm in love with you, Bella Swan. I always have been."
I was left speechless at his words. I was frozen on the outside, but on the inside, I was screaming and jumping in joy. He loves me too! He said he loves me! Yes!
His hopeful face fell as he examined my look of shock and interpreted my silence.
"I just needed you to know that." He whispered, letting me go and making a move to walk away.
I snapped into motion as he took the first step. There was no way that I was going to let him go. I grabbed his arm, and pulled him back to me with a strength I didn't know I had. Before he could say or do anything, I pushed myself up on my toes and crushed my lips to his.
Words could not describe how amazing his lips felt. The softness, the warmth, the tingle; all of it was unbearable. So sweet, that it almost made me want to cry. I had dreamed about kissing him, about how his lips would feel if they just brushed against mine. My imagination was no fair comparison to the real thing.
After his initial shock, Edward responded and his arms wrapped tightly around my waist and pulled me closer, as his lips began to move against mine. Our rhythm was urgent and gentle at the same time, and I pushed myself as close as I could to him, not being able to get enough of his warmth.
I pulled away for only a second and managed to gasp out four words before we returned to the kiss. I'm sure you can figure out what those four words were.
"I love you, too."
Man, I love writing one-shots!!!! They're so fun and fluffy! Lol.
The title is named after the song With Me by Sum 41. It doesn't have much to do with the fanfic but it's a funny story. The day I was googling the guy I mentioned in the last chapter, was the day I got on to you tube and saw a video thumbnail with a guy that looked kinda like him.
I clicked the video and it was two guys singing this song, and the weird thing is that the guy's name was Michael, which is the name of my friend. I doubt it's him though.
Hope you enjoyed the read!