hm... this is a one-shot, could be something more, i congratulate you if you clicked on this btw, most people don't like the whole edward/OC pairing.
well, no flames are allowed, but i welcome any critiques, you can say anything about my character, you know, like she sucks, or she's horrible, or she rules XD, you know anything you want.
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight
He sat in the classroom, like always in a bored blank state. He knew everything there was to know about the subject. He was in English class and they were studying works of Shakespeare and Faulkner. He searched through the minds of students, trying to find something interesting to listen to, but it was all the same, all minds were set on the new student Bella Swan. He was about to give up on his search and actually start reading the piece of literature until he saw the image of a ballet.
The image was dark, as the person had wanted and a spot light and suddenly opened and revealed the female's face. Edward looked around for the girl, and spotted her in a reverie in the corner of the classroom looking out the window. She was a fairly attractive human, she was small in height, smaller than Bella whose height he learned through the minds of others, but taller than Jessica. She had a heart shaped face with thick lips, which was praised in the western world. Her frame was small and she was quite thin, but her cheeks were full and soft. He noticed she had very light brown hair, not light enough to be considered dirty blonde, it was long and wavy, reaching her mid back, with bangs that reached her eyebrows. Her eyes were the most peculiar, she had violet eyes, which even for him, he found strange.
He read her mind, watching the ballet like a good show. He was impressed by her imagination of the art, and figured she had a passion for it. He noticed as she danced she recited the words of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, making a few mistakes here and there, but overall, she recited them with a love for them that he usually doesn't see except in scholars and those who dedicated their entire lives to the man's work.
Suddenly the image stopped and was replaced by a worried tone. He saw the teacher's face of disapproval as she simply nodded.
'If this child does not start paying attention to the class her grades will plummet even more, and I'll be forced to call her parents' the teacher thought and then explained it to the girl, who nodded in return.
He continued to read her mind, she heard her teacher's words, but did not listen to them. She had once again gone off into another land. The teacher left back to the board and continued the discussion and the students sighed. She rested her elbows on the desk and began to imagine a scene of act 1 of Romeo and Juliet. She was in an elaborated castle and she was the fair Juliet Capulet, dancing with Romeo Montague of Verona, played by her current infatuation.
She read the words from her book, acting them out in her mind as she read them, the bell suddenly rung and everyone sprung from their chairs and exited, hoping on their way to meet Bella Swan. She stayed behind, her mind still in a trance. Edward looked around and got bold and walked up to her. Luckily, there was nothing special about her blood and he could easily ignore the smell, and the burning in his throat.
"Hello" Edward said, she looked up and smiled at him.
'What do I say? He must've seen the teacher talking to me about my grades, does he think I'm stupid, oh God I hope not, he's one of the most good looking guys in school what do I say to someone like that?' She thought frantically, "Hello, I'm Andromeda Gates, you probably knew that, unless you didn't, well…um, now you know, unless you don't want to know, then you don't have to, I've gone to this school for a while, one would think they knew everyone in the school right, but it's okay if you didn't know me, and…" Andromeda suddenly shut up and played with her nails, 'That was terrible' she thought in defeat, Edward smiled at the thought. He thought her voice appropriate for her body, small and shy.
"Yes, I did know you actually, I just wanted to ask you something" Edward said
"Oh, what's that?" Andromeda asked
"Your eyes, have they always been that color?" Edward asked
"Why? You don't like them?"
"No, it's not that, their just…strange"
"Oh, well, they're actually contacts, I used to wear glasses, but ever since my parents got me color contacts I haven't been to go back to glasses, do you like them?"
"They're a nice color, are you trying to stand out?"
"Yeah, I'm hoping if more people notice me, then he'll notice me and ask me to the spring dance"
He already knew who she was talking about, and he was not that curious about him, he knew he had already planned to ask Bella to the dance, and barely knew that Andromeda existed. He decided to steer the conversation away from him.
"Andromeda is a very strange name" Edward said and she puckered her lips, she started organizing the words in her head and even though he knew what she was going to say, he was willing to listen.
"Um, well, my parents love Greek Mythology, and they love the story of Andromeda, the girl who was chained to a rock to be sacrificed to the great beast for her mother's vain behavior. She was rescued by Peruses, whom she married later on, and when she died, Athena arranged the stars for her honor and made her the constellation of Andromeda, and the Andromeda Galaxy. I'm not sure if I got everything right, but it's what I can remember" Andromeda explained. He wanted to chuckle, she had the majority right, but some points were wrong.
"I'll see you later, Andromeda" Edward said and walked out, he heard a sigh of relief
'Good, he left before any more damage was done' Andromeda thought
He smiled at her thought, and headed to lunch. He sat with his family as usual, and looked at a split in the wall, trying to block out all the thoughts at once. He slightly hinted Alice to control Jasper as he imagined drinking the blood of a female near him. He turned his head instinctively at the thought of his name, 'Edward' he tried looking for the source and it lead to the table where for the first time, he saw Bella Swan in person. She quickly looked away blushing and pretended not to be caught looking at him. He tried to see what she was thinking, but he heard nothing, saw nothing. He stared more intently, but still, nothing, it was like a blank slate, and he didn't like it. Out of frustration, he looked away.
He noticed Andromeda sitting on the opposite side of the cafeteria. Eagerness showed clearly on her face as she looked on to see Bella Swan. She slightly stood to ask her a question which she had been thinking about the entire time. She saw the object of her affection sit next to Bella and start talking to her, Bella seemed to be ignoring him, but she didn't notice. She sat back down in defeat, and stared at the food but not really touching it.
He didn't know why, but for some reason he felt the need to go comfort her, he fought against it and did not move from his seat. She started fiddling with the food and eventually threw it away. She stepped outside the cafeteria and started looking at the sky. Edward didn't know what came over him, but he found himself standing next her, watching the ballet play in her head again. She looked over to him and smiled.
"Hello" she whispered
"Why are you out here alone?" Edward asked
"I just needed some space to think"
"About what?" Edward asked, clearly knowing the answer
"Nothing, just about…nothing" Andromeda replied, sadness obviously in her tone
"Nothing must be really making you upset"
She smiled, "Nothing is being mean to me"
"What's it doing?"
"Putting all my efforts in vain"
"Mm-hm, I've worked so hard to get him to like me, I've taken make up tutorials and gone on diets, I fix my hair so it doesn't get tangled, I've painted my nails, and now I'm smudging my eyeliner" Andromeda replied wiping away her tears
He felt guilty, but he enjoyed seeing so much human emotion come out of her, he was shocked she revealed so much, but, seeing how she was at a low, he thought it reasonable. "If you have to work that hard to get someone to notice you, then he's obviously not worth you time"
She chuckled, "Says you, you never had to work for anybody, and beauty is just a gift given to you"
"I don't say this to a lot of people, none at all actually, but, you are an attractive girl"
"Thank you, I know I am, but I'm pretty, I'm not beautiful like I want to be, I'm not beautiful like Jessica, or even like Bella Swan"
He heard jealousy filling her mind, almost all the female population in the school was jealous of the new girl Bella Swan, and all the males were already having fantasies of them as a couple, he expected so much from those people, but he didn't expect jealousy from someone like her, who usually didn't care about things and was lost in her world of dreams and imagination.
"Bella Swan, like Beautiful Swan, makes sense, she's one of the prettiest girls I've ever seen" Andromeda said sadly, "No wonder Mike likes her"
Edward simply stared at her, for once he didn't intrude on her thoughts, he knew how emotional some teenage girls could be and didn't want to hear any of the drama in her head, even though he involuntarily heard some, he tried to push them out. The bell rang and everyone was slow to throw away the food and get away from their circles of friends. Andromeda's friends went outside and were left speechless to see Edward Cullen standing next to her. He walked past them and headed to his next class.
"Oh my God! Was that who I think it was?" Crystal said walking towards Andromeda, "He's such a babe!"
"What century are you from?" Andromeda said laughing
"Whichever he was born in, so, this one I guess"
"Oh my gosh, what was Edward Cullen doing here?" Shane asked
"We were just talking" Andromeda replied
"About what and I want details" Shane said
"He saw me out here, and I spoke about Mike, and I was such a loser! I cried in front of him!" Andromeda said
"Are you still upset about Mike? I don't get why you like him, he's such a dweeb" Crystal said
"Yeah, he's not even a delicious man candy" Shane said
"It's true, Shane should know; he's almost too gay to function" Crystal said
"Sweetie, I may be gay, but at least I don't have to steal lines from movies" Shane said and Crystal flipped him off, he took it and put it in his pocket.
"Stop it, can't you people see I'm going through a crises!" Andromeda exclaimed and hit her head against the table, "The man of my dreams likes another girl and I'm late for class!"
"Just who does Mike like? I mean seriously, does he like Jessica or what?" Crystal asked
"Well, actually I heard he's got his eyes set on the new girl, Bella Swan" Shane said
"Oh, that's new, another boy likes Bella Swan" Crystal said sarcastically, "I don't see the big deal with her anyway"
"Please, how can you not? She's hot and new, just the type most guys go after" Shane said
"Not helping" Andromeda said smiling at their idiocy
"Honey, don't worry, who cares who Mike likes, he missed out big time" Crystal said
"Yeah babe, because everyone knows that you are the hottest girl on campus, not the smartest, but definitely the hottest, hell, even Edward Cullen talked to you, has Edward spoken to her yet, I don't think so" Shane said and Andromeda smiled
"Edward Cullen actually gave Bella Swan some eyes today" Crystal said
"Seriously?" Shane asked
"Crystal, he just cheered me up, don't ruin it" Andromeda said and they laughed
"Come on, my little emo one, let's go to class" Crystal said and put her hand around Andromeda's shoulder, Shane did the same from the other side.
"We are so in deep shit with the teachers right now" Shane said walking with them
"What else is new?" Andromeda asked sarcastically
"Hey, maybe you'll get Edward Cullen for your next class and you guys can talk and maybe he'll ask you out to the spring dance" Crystal said
"Then maybe you guys will get hitched have an army of fabulous babies" Shane said and Andromeda laughed
"You guys are so over dramatic" Andromeda said
"We're the theatre kids, drama is what we live for" Crystal said
They each went their separate ways and Andromeda arrived at her class, she looked around, no new girl, she sighed and sat down. 'I really wanted to try and talk to her, there's two more periods left, maybe I'll get her in one of them' she thought and looked at the bored, almost immediately she started day dreaming and mouthing the words of Shakespeare as she danced to his writing.
She heard a loud noise and saw the teacher standing above her, he scowled at her and shook his head. "Well Ms. Gates? What's the answer?" he asked. Andromeda stuttered trying to remember the question when she had no idea what it was. He sighed and turned away from her, "See me after class" he whispered and continued the lesson. She groaned and buried her face in her hands. The bell rung and everyone sprung up from their seats and headed to the next class. Andromeda walked over to the teacher and stood waiting while he was finishing erasing the board.
"Mr. Gates, I've excused you many times, but your behavior in class has gotten out of control, your grades are dropping and you're barely passing, if you don't improve I'm afraid I'm going to have to call home" he said
"No, I'll improve I promise, if you complain to my parents they won't pay for my ballet lessons anymore, please don't" Andromeda pleaded
"Alright, I'll let you slip this one last time, but only because I think kids should express themselves with something they love and I don't want to take that from you"
"Alright, go to your next class"
Andromeda nodded and walked out; she continued walking to her next class in a reverie and suddenly found herself swaying as she walked. She bumped into someone and all their books crashed down ungracefully. "I'm sorry" she heard the voice say
"It's okay, I wasn't paying attention" Andromeda replied and looked up from picking her books. There she was, Bella Swan, in the flesh. Andromeda blushed and quickly picked up her books, and walked past her, "I'm so sorry" Andromeda whispered reddening with embarrassment. She quickly entered her next class room and sat down and breathed in deeply.
"Are you alright?" Edward asked from behind, she quickly spun around and looked at him and looked away. He didn't know what he bothered asking, guess he just got fond of her.
"Yeah, I'm fine, just went through one of the most embarrassing days of my life, but I'll be fine" Andromeda replied
Edward chuckled, "Yeah, you bumped into Bella"
"No, I um…heard"
"Oh, it must've been really bad"
"Do you think I'm a loser?"
"No, not yet"
Edward smiled and the teacher walked in, "Everyone, take your places, today, we are going to learn about the most famous war in the world, World War II" the teacher said and everyone sighed.
'Can't they ever teach about monarchy?' Andromeda thought, 'or at least something remotely livable'
Edward focused on Andromeda's thoughts, knowing she would soon go into a day dream and put on a show in her head. He hoped that would distract him from the scent of the blood in the room and make him forget about Bella's, whose blood smelled so appealing, it almost traumatized him in the previous period. He watched the ballet she preformed in her mind. She made every spin and turn with exact precision, and took graceful steps during the slower parts of the song playing the in the background. Once again his show was interrupted by an angry teacher. Edward laughed at the thought of her continuously getting in trouble for lack of attention.
He had to admit to himself that she became his source of school entertainment, and was intrigued by her, although he had known about her ever since freshman year, this was the first year he had classes with her. The teacher finished the talk with her and resumed class. The bell rung and she quickly got up to leave.
'Maybe Bella's in my next class' Andromeda thought, Edward felt a distaste for that thought but pushed it away. She walked past him and he grabbed her shoulder and stopped her.
"Yeah?" She asked blushing slightly
"Hey, let's go somewhere" Edward said bluntly
"Uh…" Andromeda stuttered, speechless, "Like on a…d-date?"
"Sure, why not?" Edward said and gave her a smile; she dumbly nodded as if it were forced upon her for an unknown reason.
"When?" She asked
"Well, I was thinking now" Edward replied and walked out of the classroom. She stood there for a moment and followed him.
"But, we still have school" Andromeda said, "Wouldn't that be cutting?"
"Sure, but why should it matter, you're probably going to get yelled at your next period as well" Edward said and Andromeda nodded in agreement
"That's probably true" Andromeda said, "I space off even in gym"
"Well? Are you coming or not?" Edward asked
"Well…" Andromeda said, 'I shouldn't, but, I want to, I'm tired of being in this school, and my next period's with Mike, who's rejected my so many times I can't even count them anymore, so, I guess, yeah, I'm going'
"So you're going?" Edward asked
"Yeah, how did you know?" Andromeda asked
"You're…easy to read" Edward said and chuckled
They walked to the parking lot and Andromeda stopped while Edward kept going. "Um, whose car are we taking?" Andromeda asked, her keys were still in her bag, lost somewhere among the books and other carry-on. Edward turned to her and smiled, he motioned his head to a Volvo. "We'll take mine" He replied.
Andromeda stared wide-eyed at the car, she had seen it before, but never ventured inside it. She walked forward and caught up with Edward. He opened the door for her and she took the passenger seat and put on her seat belt. She looked around the car and saw a CD collection. Edward sat in the driver seat and noticed her looking at the collection.
"See something you like?" Edward asked
"Uh, I don't know much about music, I'm just surprised you have so many CD's" Andromeda said
"You don't know much about music? What kind of dancer are you?" Edward said chuckling
"How did you I know I dance?" Andromeda asked
"I heard it as I was passing down the halls and you were talking to your teacher" Edward explained, founding the excuse easily, "Here, I think you'll like this one" he took out one of the CD's and put it inside the player. Classical music came out, and almost immediately Andromeda imagined herself dancing to it.
Edward drove out of the parking lot and left her to her dreams. He looked at her and saw her mouthing the words of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet again; he smirked and had an idea on where to go.
They soon arrived to their destination and Andromeda was still in her trance. "Hey, we're here" Edward whispered in a way that made her completely red. He ignored all the blood rushing to her face and helped her out. He was already on the other side before she knew it. Andromeda stepped out and looked at the building, she knew it well. It was a dance studio.
"Come on" Edward said and led her inside; he turned on the light inside the studio, which had not been locked. Andromeda walked in and took off her jacket and threw it to the side. She walked through the studio looking at her self through the mirrors all around it.
"Why did you take me here?" Andromeda asked
"I wanted to see you dance" Edward replied
Andromeda looked at him like he was mad, and giggled. "What makes you think I'll dance for you?"
"I'm sure you will"
"Simply because you love it and you really do want to dance, even if it's not for me"
Andromeda smiled and looked around, "Will we be back before the school day is over?"
"Yes" Edward replied and saw Andromeda walk to her bag and take some clothes out. He looked at her questionably and then found she planned to use the clothing for an audition after school.
She took the clothing and went to another room, where she changed into more comfortable clothes to dance in. She put on the ballet shoes and stepped out. He smiled at her and she blushed lightly, but still stood proud.
"Do you want some music?" Edward asked
"No, it's fine" Andromeda replied, she took a deep breath and held it for a while and breathed out. She began to dance, the only sounds in the room were the pattering of her feet, as she turned and kicked and bent over.
Edward observed her, and saw her eyes closed while she was dancing, imagining her self in front of that crowd on a large stage with all lights on her. She began to move her lips with no sound coming out. But it wasn't music, it was words.
"Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners' legs, the cover of the wings of grasshoppers, he traces of the smallest spider's web, the collars of the moonshine's watery beams…" Andromeda recited as she continued dancing.
Edward recognized the words, Romeo and Juliet, Act I Scene IV, Mercutio's famous Queen Mab speech.
"Through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love…" Andromeda continued to recite and opened her to see Edward walking towards her. He took her hand and began to dance a different dance with her.
"O'er courtiers' knees, that dream on courtesies' straight, O'er lawyers' fingers, who straight dream on fees, O'er ladies ' lips, who straight on kisses dream, Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues…" Edward continued reciting for her.
She danced with him, despite her instinct to not to. His hands felt ice cold, and were as pale as marble, but she excused this with the weather and thought nothing of it. She had never known another soul who could recite Romeo and Juliet as well as he could. His velvet voice even made it sweeter to listen to and easier to dance with. He spun her and she gracefully landed in his arms, he dipped her and brought her back up and let her go.
"You're a surprising guy Edward" Andromeda said and walked over to one of the handles and started stretching.
"Can I ask you something?" Edward asked
"Does that one count?" Andromeda retorted
"No, I just want to ask you some things I can't seem to figure out"
"Alright, I guess"
"Why do you dance?"
"…Because it frees my spirit, it takes me places beyond this little town, it makes me feel like something greater than human, it gives me something to dream about, and something to love"
"What's your favorite color?"
Andromeda chuckled, "Violet"
"Hm, of all the males in the school, why is your affection towards Mike?"
Andromeda gulped, "I've liked him since we were in elementary school, ever since he played with me on the play box when no one else would, he was sweet and loyal, and would do anything for something he cares about"
"Do you love him?"
Andromeda stopped stretching and slid to the floor, "…I think so, what else can it be? I've been in love with him for years, he's never noticed, Jessica came along and took him from me, at first she and Angela tried being my friends, but in the end, just ignored me, and now this Isabella Swan is taking him and it breaks my heart"
Edward sat down next to her, "Are you jealous of Isabella Swan?" He already knew the answer, yes, but part of him wanted to hear her say it.
"…I don't know, I think so, I keep wanting to meet her, wanting to see what Mike is going after, see what's so great about her, why all the girls are jealous, even Lauren, and why all the boys like her, she has natural beauty too, ivory skinned and feminine…" Andromeda turned to see her reflection, she traced the outline of her face, and she was worried about her appearance. She rested her forehead against the glass and cried. Edward stayed silent, unsure of how to console her, he too found Bella interesting, but hated her in a way.
'Why can't I forget about him?' Andromeda thought, she suddenly stopped crying and wiped her eyes, "I've really have to stop smudging my make up" she said chuckling lightly
"If you want, I'll take you to the dance" Edward offered
"No, I don't want a pity date" Andromeda replied, "Big deal if they don't accept me, I'm happy just the way I am, and I have friends who love me, which is more than what I need, they'll be happy to be my dates"
"You're friends do love you" Edward said knowingly, remembering their thoughts about her, "Guess you aren't unlucky at all"
"Never said I was"
"Do you want to go your house, or back to the school?" Edward asked
"Take me back to school, I've got an audition to rock… or dance" Andromeda said and stood up.
Edward stood up as well and waited for her as she changed back to her original clothing. She stepped out of the dressing room and grabbed her jacket and put it on. They walked silently to the parking lot, she was nervous for her audition, she was also thinking about Edward, how kind he was to her, and she was grateful.
Edward opened the car door for her and helped her in, he went around and stepped in himself and took off for the school. He glanced at her every once in a while, she was simply thinking over the steps for her audition. "You know, you're the first girl I've met who didn't fall head over heels when you saw me" he said
She snapped out of her thoughts, and looked at him, "I'm sorry to say, but, when you already have an object of affection, everything else seems dull" She rested her head against the seat and looked down, one of her contacts fell out and she became frantic, 'Where is it? Where is it?!'
Edward heard her and picked up the small clear contact, and handed it to her. She looked up at him which revealed her original green eyes, she looked at the contact with defeat and sighed, "Great, I can see through one eye, and can't through the other" she mumbled
He chuckled and shook his head in amusement, "We're here" he announced quietly, he parked where he was parked before and helped her out and carried her bag back to the school entrance. She smiled at him and took her bag, "Well, in just a few more minutes, I'll be off to my audition"
"Good luck, I better be getting somewhere" Edward said
"Where?" Andromeda asked
"I have to request some changes in my schedule" Edward explained and her face dropped, "Not because of you"
"It's okay, you don't have to tell me everything" Andromeda said, she looked around and swayed awkwardly, "So, see you soon?"
"You won't see me for a few days, but yes, I guess soon" Edward replied, "Stand still"
Andromeda for some unknown reason obeyed, he put his hands on her shoulder and lifted her chin up. He placed his lips gently on hers and separated from them quickly. His lips had felt cold and stone like, to be honest in her part, it was like kissing a rock, but nevertheless she enjoyed it, and excused the peculiar touch with the weather conditions.
He nodded at her and walked past her to the office, she stood there, motionless. After a while, she bit her lip, and turned as the school bell rang.
'Edward Cullen kissed me' she thought in a dazed state, she kept repeating the thought for a while, 'Wait till Shane and Crystal hears about this, it'll be a field day for them'
I know, edward cullen is ooc, but he changes personily so fast, it shouldn't matter, for now, this will be a one-shot, i could continue it, but only if you tell me
so tell me what you thought, as i said before, you can critique my character in a positive or negative way, you could say she's a bad creation, or you could say she's better than bella XD, jk, that's just me dreaming, Bella's better. tell me what you thought about the story, boring, interesting...awesomeXD. just remember, no flames
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