A/N: This chapter is the real beginning of the story. I know, "You've changed it like three times already!" I'm really sorry. I just want this story to be perfect and because you guys have been so awesome I've decided to give you two chapters :) Enjoy!
Jump Then Fall - Taylor Swift
"I'm feelin' you baby, don't be afraid to jump then fall, jump then fall into me..."
"Mmm, hello?" I answered my phone – still half asleep – my daze broke as I heard Edward's soft musical laugh on the other line. Hmm, I could wake up to that everyday if I could...
"Good morning sleepy head," he chuckled.
"Morning," I groaned; causing him to chuckle again.
"Get up soon alright? I'll be over to pick you up in 30 minutes."
"Okay; sounds good," I breathed.
"Love you Bells," I could hear a soft smile in his voice.
"I love you too Edward," I hung up the phone with a bright smile on my face.
I got up – still smiling hugely – and made my way to take a shower. As I was getting my things I thought about my best friend and how pathetic it was that I was in love with him. I sighed deeply – my smile disappearing – as I realize he was my best friend and that things would never change. But I'd rather be his best friend than nothing at all, I thought to myself.
It was the middle of the summer of our senior year and Edward and I decided to make the most of this summer with his family; seeing as Jasper, Rose, and Emmett were all going to college in the fall. With that being decided we had the whole summer planned. Today we were going to hang out in places where it didn't involve using money. We thought that we could make some memories of just being with each other and not be distracted by other things like going to the movies or playing Lazar tag at the mall. Though those times had been pretty fun we just wanted to hang out and get a chance to talk and maybe play some football. Well, the guys would play while us girl would cheer them on.
I was just finishing – adding the last touches to myself – when the door bell rang. I quickly made my way down the stairs to answer it; my stomach filling with butterflies, knowing it would be Edward.
"Hey," I smiled
"Hello," he smiled the crooked smile I love, "Ready?"
"Good, cause Alice is being her usual self and wants to get to the park before noon."
"But it's only 10 o'clock," I replied in confusion. Edward just stared at me with pity then it click.
"No," I said firmly.
"Bella," he sighed
"No! We're going to the park! Why would I need to dress up?"
"You and I already know that when the evil pixie has an idea no one can change her mind," he looked into my through his lashes; pleading with me to give into the enemy.
I groaned loudly, "Fine but, I am not changing my outfit!"
He smiled his crooked smile – his emerald eyes lighting up – kissed my forehead then laced his fingers with mine; walking me to his car. It was times like these when it felt almost like we were together. Things could be so perfect if we were together and it wouldn't be hard; it would be like breathing air. I glanced at him as he drove us to his house, all the while talking excitedly about the new Harry Potter movie. I wasn't paying attention to the words but, to the way his lips moved and looked. Oh how I wanted to feel his lips on my skin, to be able to have him wrap his arms around me. Sigh, he could never see you more than a friend.
After Alice and Rosalie tortured me we finally left to the park. To my pleasure I didn't have to change my skinny jeans and fitted white t-shirt, and I didn't even have to change my out of my black vans! All they did was applied light make-up; mostly around my eyes. They put some mascara to make my already long lashes look fuller and black eye liner to make my eyes stand out more. They also straightened my hair making it look longer than usual; reaching a little lower then my mid-back. Overall, I was fairly happy with how I looked but, I still thought it was unnecessary.
"Alright guys who's up for playing some two-hand touch football?" Jasper asked.
"How about we play guys verses girls?" Emmett smirked.
"Uhh, I don't know if you remembered Emmett but, I trip over thin air," I replied.
"Aw, come on, it's our last summer together as a group and we can't play with an uneven number."
"Yeah, come on Bells," Alice pouted.
"It could be fun," Rose added.
"This is going to be interesting," Edward muttered as we made our way to the small field.
"Alright then. Lets make things interesting," Emmett smiled evilly with excitement burning in his brown eyes.
"How so?" Alice asked skeptically.
"Guys win, you girls have to do anything we say and vise versa."
"Okay, your on," Rosalie smirked.
"Can't wait to see you loose," Alice teased.
"Oh little sitter you're going down."
"Bring it on," she smirked.
As suspected I tripped over nothing while running to make a touch down. Who's brilliant idea was it to pass me the ball? So far it was a tie and we were on the last play of the game. I glanced to my right and saw Rosalie in a crouch – swiping her forehead but her eyes never getting distracted. Alice was the same to my left but, she was lightly bouncing on the balls of her feet. Figures. That girl has way too much energy. The boys were positioned at their places but they didn't seem so tense like Rose and Alice were; they seemed relaxed as if this was second nature to them. Emmett had a huge grin plaster on his face and Edward was no different as he looked my way; he even winked at me. Oh they're going down.
Everything felt like it was going in slow motion. Emmett set the ball and passed it to Jasper who fake it to Edward. Of coursed give it to the fast player on your team, I thought sarcastically. But I was determined. I ran after Edward totally forgetting everything around me. I think the adrenaline in me kicked in because I wasn't tripping and my body seemed to take over; knowing what to do. I was gaining on Edward – something that was next to impossible to do – and I reached my hands out and tagged him but my footing was wrong so I tripped, bringing Edward down with me.
"Ow," I groaned as I landed on top of Edward with a thud. I feel his chest rising up and down fast and hard against mine; sending me warm tingles down my back. This was not good. I was on top of my best friend who I was in love with. I glanced up at him and saw him just staring at me with shock, due probably from tackling him. He looked so breathtakingly beautiful. His cheeks were flushed with heat and his eyes glowed bright from the adrenaline. His face was inches away from mine and I could see every detail, every curve of his face. I glanced down at his parted lips and my breathing hitched up; my cheeks flushed with heat.
"Bella," he whispered.
I looked back up at him and his eyes seemed to smolder and make my body come to live with desire. I leaned closer to him and I noticed his eyes slightly closing as he stared at my lips. This was it. I was going to kiss this gorgeous man.
"Whoo! Way to go Bella!" Rose cheered; I internally groaned. Great way to ruin the moment Rose!
"Umm, I'm s-sorry," I mumbled as I got off him.
"It's alright," he replied as he stood up quickly; dusting off his clothes.
"How the hell did she catch up to you dude?" Emmett asked shocked.
"I honestly don't know," Edward mused with a dazed expression. I blushed deeply thinking he was thinking about what would have happened if they didn't interrupt.
"Whoa, Bella that was amazing!" Jasper said in awe as he high-fived me.
"This means you have to do the kick off!" Alice smiled brightly.
"Mm-hmm," she grinned.
"Edward passed me the ball without looking at me and walked with the guys as they got ready.
"Come on Bells!"
"This is not gonna be good," I muttered.
"Bella if you kick it over the bar we win!" Alice squealed happily.
"I can't wait to torture those boys," Rosalie smirked evilly; it seems she and Emmett were spending way too much time together.
I got ready for the kick as Rose and Alice positioned themselves. I took a couple of deep breathes before I set the football down. I was really hopping I wouldn't trip and fall on my back again but my bad luck always decides when it wants to torment me. So when I kicked it the ball went flying over the bar but I fell flat on my face.
"Bella!" Edward yelled across the field. He ran quickly over to me and gently pulled me to him.
"Are you alright?" he asked with much concern.
"Ouch," I replied as I rubbed my forehead.
"Are you feeling dizzy? Light-headed? Faintness?"
"I'm fine. My head just hurts a little," I murmured.
"What am I going to do with you Bella?" he sighed.
"Love me?" I smiled softly causing him to chuckle.
"Yes," he kissed my hurting forehead, "Forever and always."
"Bella! Oh my gosh! Are you alright?" Alice said. The others were making their way over to me now and I could see the concern on their faces,
"Yeah. I'm fine," I smiled when they circled around me.
"Looks like we're not playing football ever again," Jasper replied.
"I don't know, man. Bella totally tackled Edward! That's something I want to see again," Emmett boomed.
"She won't be playing anything for a while," Edward murmured.
"Oh my gosh!" Alice gasped softly.
"What?" Emmett looked at her curiously.
"WE WON!" Alice roared loudly; causing us to laughed at her outburst.
"What are you gonna make us do?" Jasper asked with fear in his eyes. I looked up at Alice and saw her and Rosalie smiling hugely.