I woke up and stretched my arms above my head, yawning once and glancing at my alarm clock. I had an hour to get ready for school and leave.
A smile appeared on my face when I thought about seeing Bella at school. I had finally told her that I liked her and she luckily felt the same way. I couldn't describe the feeling I felt when she told me and when she kissed me.
I gently brushed my lips with my finger and smiled again, thinking of how soft her lips were against mine.
In a hurry to get to school early so I could see Bella's beautiful face, I threw back my quilt and walked towards my bathroom, dragging a towel with me. After a long, hot shower I returned back to my room and got changed. I pulled on my dark jeans, a plain red top and my black hoodie, adding my black and white DC's to complete my outfit. I attempted, for at least ten minutes, to get my hair to go how I wanted it to be but instead, it just turned into a mess and as if I had just rolled out of bed. Giving up, I grabbed my bag and keys before running down stairs and into the kitchen where the rest of my family sat.
"Where's the fire?" Carlisle said, glancing over his newspaper at me as I ran into the room.
I just smiled at him and took the seat next to Emmett.
"Morning Eddie." He smiled and clapped me on the back.
I was in such a good mood I couldn't find myself to glare at him, so I just smiled.
"Morning to you too, Emmie." I replied grabbing a piece of toast and taking a huge bite.
"You seem in a good mood today." Alice remarked with a knowing smile on her face. I hadn't told her about last night but I had a feeling she already knew.
I just shrugged and carried on eating my toast. After I was finished, I gulped down a glass of orange juice and stood.
"We have ten minutes yet." Emmett said as he looked up at me.
I sighed and sat back down. After another half a glass of orange juice, we were ready to leave.
We all kissed Esme before going and said to goodbye to Carlisle. We all then piled into my Volvo as it was my turn to drive and we started to make our way to school.
As I pulled into my parking space I glanced down a few spaces to see if Bella had arrived yet, she wasn't. I jumped out of the car, said goodbye to Alice and Emmett and went to stand in the same place I normally waited for her.
After about three minutes of waiting, I heard the familiar sound of Bella's truck. I smiled as I turned to face her and she smiled back at me and parked. I opened her door for her and watched her climb out, pulling her bag with her.
"Morning." I said.
Bella looked up and beamed at me.
"Hey." She said and grabbed my hand.
I smiled at how she had no hesitation and gently squeezed her hand. We started walking together to Bella's English class. Nobody looked at us any different. Nobody looked at us like we were a couple. If that was what we were now. Actually, what were we? We hadn't spoke about it last night, but surely that kiss and admitting that we liked each other was more than just being friends.
"Edward?" I heard Bella say, pulling me from my train of thought.
"Yeah?" I replied, looking down at her.
She blushed slightly and tried to avoid eye contact with me.
"What are we?" She asked, finally looking at me. She must have been thinking the same thing.
"Well, I think we are more than just friends, don't you?" I said and she nodded in agreement. "So do you want to be my…girlfriend then?" I asked, now it was my turn to try and avoid eye contact. Why did this girl always make me feel nervous?
It was silent so I looked down at her to see what was wrong. I smiled to myself when I found her smiling too.
"I'd love to." She smiled and squeezed my head, giving me peck on the cheek.
Just for that I gave her my first crooked smile of the day and wasn't surprised when she blushed.
"Why do you do that?" I asked as I leaned down to her so my mouth was right next to her ear.
I saw her blush burn bright and she bit her lip.
"What?" She asked after releasing her lip.
"Blush when I smile at you." I said simply and she smiled.
She shrugged and looked back down at her feet as we continued to walk to class.
We stopped outside her class and turned to face each other.
"I'll see you after class." I told her and let go of her hand, I missed her touch immediately.
"Okay." She smiled and brushed some of her hair out of her face before turning away from me.
I glanced up and down the corridor. There were a few students walking up and down but I didn't care. I grabbed her hand before she could enter the room and pulled her towards me. She looked a bit shocked and stared up at me.
"What's wrong?" She asked me.
A smile appeared on my face before saying, "Seeing as we're a couple now, " She smiled when I said that. "Can I kiss you again?"
Bella bit down on her lip while she blushed slightly and then nodded.
I leaned down to her and gently made contact with her lips. They were softer than I remembered and I could feel her smile under my lips. I squeezed her hand and she squeezed mine back. Just then there was a gasp.
"Look what we have here." A familiar voice said.
Bella and I broke contact with our lips but kept our hands together. I looked down at Bella and saw here blushing, I smiled at her and then at Alice.
"Hello, Alice." I smiled.
"Bella, we need to talk." Alice announced and grabbed her free hand, pulling her towards the door.
Bella sighed but before letting Alice take her away from me, she smiled and then leaned up to give me a peck on the lips.
"Bye." She said before walking into the classroom with Alice, leaving me standing alone with a goofy grin on my face.
I started to make my way to my first lesson. Now I was getting a few stares, they obviously saw me and Bella kissing. I think I smiled all the way to Maths and I found myself already wishing for time to pass so I could see Bella again.
I fell into my seat, knowing that this lesson was going to be hell.
"Start speaking." Alice ordered as she turned in her seat to face me.
"Can't I tell you later? The teacher is going to get here soon." I said, trying to persuade her to drop the conversation.
Just then a teacher walked in, but not Mrs Childs.
"Good Morning class. Mrs Childs is ill today, I'll be taking your class today. Seeing as you have a test tomorrow, you have this lesson to revise." He said and sat down behind the desk, pulling out a newspaper and starting to read.
"Looks like you have the whole lesson to tell me everything." Alice said knowingly from beside me.
I sighed into my seat. I knew she wasn't going to give up.
I told Alice about how Edward had came round last night to pick up her make-up bag.
"I knew it would work." She said quietly but I still heard her. I just rolled my eyes and carried on with my story, seeing as she wanted to here it so much.
I told her that Edward had apologized about Saturday when he kissed me.
"Aw, that's sweet. He's a proper gentleman." She smiled.
I smiled back, thinking the same thing.
"Then…then he told me how much he liked me. And then…we kissed again." I said, blush appearing on my cheeks.
A high pitch squeal came from Alice and I braced myself for what she would do next.
"Did he say he loved you?"
I looked at her with wide eyes.
"What! No!" I practically shouted.
"Why not?" Alice whined.
"I don't know, because he only just realised he liked me not loved me?"
"For gods sake. That boy is hopeless, as soon as we get home I'm going to have a word with him." She said, sounding more like a mother than a sister.
"Alice." I warned, I knew this was going to end in trouble.
"He loves you, Bella. He's just too dumb enough to see it." Alice said.
"Wait a minute, you just said he was a proper gentleman and know your saying he's dumb." I informed her but she carried on.
"You love him to, you just need to open your eyes a bit more."
I sighed into my seat. Not this again.
"Alice, just drop it, ok?" I said, picking up my pen and then starting to doodle on a plain piece of paper.
"Fine." She said and twisted a spike of black hair between her thumb and forefinger. "But promise to tell when he says it." She finished with a smile.
I just shook my head and ignored her. For someone so little she was extremely annoying.
"Oh my god Bella! Guess what this means now." She suddenly squealed and sat up straight in her chair.
"We can triple date." She giggled and I just smiled.
She may have been annoying at times but you couldn't not love Alice.
I was walking through the rain with my hood up and the bottom of my jeans getting wet. I was nearing the Cafeteria door when I felt someone's fingers in twine with my right hand.
"Hey." Edward Whispered in my ear and then gave my a kiss on the cheek. I shiver ran through my body and as I looked up at him I smiled.
"Hello." I said and he showed me a crooked smile.
"Who has you day been?" He asked as he opened the door for us.
"Okay I guess. You?" I asked as he pulled my hood down.
"Better now." He replied, a smile still on his face.
He walked with me to the lunch line and then took a tray. He filled it up with two sandwiches, two bottles of coke and then couple of pieces of fruit.
"I can pay for myself." I told him as I reached inside my bag to get my wallet.
"I'll get it." He said while he gave the lunch lady a few dollar bills.
I glared at him as he received his change. He just chuckled and took my hand while he held the tray filled with food in his other hand.
"Have you told them." I whispered as we neared the table we normally sat at.
"No, but Alice probably has." Edward said, not having to ask what I was talking about.
We were getting a few stares as we walked through the cafeteria holding hands but this time I didn't feel the need to look down at the floor. Sure, I was still blushing but with Edward by my side I didn't feel so embarrassed.
"Hey." Alice said as Edward and I took our normal seats.
"Hello." I replied to everyone and undid my coat.
Edward slid the tray in between us and then slung his arm around the back of my seat. I smiled up at him and then blushed when he shot me that gorgeous crooked grin of his. It was safe to say I was a bit shocked when he bent down and quickly kissed me on the lips. I guess I was going to have to get used to it.
I bit my lips and looked down at the table, taking an apple from the tray.
"Are we missing something here?" Rosalie asked in confusion.
I looked and found her with her eyebrows knitted and Emmett looking the same. I turned to look at Alice and saw her smirking.
"Alice, I thought you would have told them." I admitted and she rolled her eyes.
"Nope, I didn't." She said happily, as if she was impressed about keeping this bit of gossip to herself.
"Told us what?" Emmett asked, did her really have no clue?
"Uh…" I started but Edward carried on for me.
"Bella and I are going out now." He announced with a smile on his face.
The table was silent and then there was a sigh from Emmett.
"Finally!" He cried.
"I was starting to lose hope." Rosalie joked as she fell back into the side of Emmett who instantly took a lock of her hair and twirled it in his fingers.
Jasper just smiled and patted Edward on the back.
"About time." He said.
I smiled up at Edward as he looked at Jasper.
"I know." He replied and then kissed my forehead.
Lunch soon flew by and then I found myself walking hand in hand with Edward to Biology.
"Do you want to go out this Friday?" Edward said out of the blue.
"Uh, sure." I replied and he squeezed my hand.
"Great, it can be our first proper date." He informed me. "Where would you like to go?" He asked and I shrugged.
"I don't mind." I told him.
"I'll think of something." He said as he opened the door for us.
After five minutes of sitting in our seat the teacher came wheeling a TV.
"Okay Class, We're watching a film today. You are welcome to take notes throughout the film." He said and then turned the lights off.
I crossed my arms and leaned over the table, resting my head in my arms. This lesson was going to be boring.
Another five minutes into the film I turned my head in my arms to face Edward. I smiled when I saw him starring at me. His own crooked smile appeared on his face.
'Hey beautiful.' He mouthed and I blushed a burning red.
I sat up in my seat and brushed my hair out of my face. I then, without thinking, took his hand that was resting on the table in mine and entwined our fingers. Edwards smile became bigger and he began to trace small circle with his thumb on the back of my hand.
If the teacher was to ask me what the film we just watched was about, I wouldn't be able to. I spent most of the lesson concentrating on Edwards perfect features and how his hand perfectly fit with mine or day dreaming. When the bell finally went we got up from our seats and left the room.
Edward walked me to Gym as usual and then stopped just outside to turn me towards him.
"I'll see you later." He said and squeezed my hand, looking slightly disappointed.
"Okay." I smiled and leaned up to kiss him on the cheek, a smile appearing on his face again.
"Can't we just not go to class? I don't want you to go yet" He sighed and I faked a shocked expression.
"Edward Anthony Cullen! Are you implying that we should bunk lesson?" I scolded and he chuckled.
"See you later, Bella." He said and kissed me one more time before turning around and going to his lesson.
My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest. Was I ever going to stop acting this way whenever her touched me?
"Bella." Alice squealed and grabbed my hand, pulling me to the girls locker room. "You two are too cute." She informed and I rolled my eyes.
After we had changed we walked to the bleachers and sat down.
"Alice?" I asked and she turned to face me.
"Yeah?" She questioned.
"Do you think you and Rosalie can come round mine on Friday after school?" I asked, playing with the hem of my gym shirt.
"Sure. Why?" She asked and I looked back up at her.
"Edward's taking me out. I need help get ready." I informed her and a smile broke out on her face.
"Where's he taking you?" She asked and I shrugged.
"He said he would think of something." I said and she nodded.
Just then the Coach blew his whistle and the room fell silent to listen for there names.
After Gym was finally finished. I walked out of the locker room and towards the car park. I smiled when I felt a familiar hand take hold of mine.
"How was Gym?" He asked in a way of a greeting.
"It was okay, I only fell over once." I smiled as I looked up at him.
"Are you okay?" He asked, sounding a little worried.
"I'm fine." I giggled. "You can't be there to catch me all of the time." I said, blushing slightly.
"I can try though." He replied and wrapped the hand that was once in my hand around my waist.
I instantly found myself leaning into his warm body. His leather jacket smelt of him. It was a mix of soap and just…Edward. He walked me to my door and then took my keys out of my hand to open the door for me.
"Well thank you kind sir." I joked and he smiled.
"My pleasure." He replied.
"I'll see you tomorrow then." I said whilst throwing my bag onto the spare seat.
"Okay." He said once I turned around to him.
We stood there in silent for a while and then I slowly leaned up to him and kissed him on the lips. I felt him smile under my own lips and felt his hands wrap around my lower back while mine rested behind the back of his neck.
"EDDIE! COME ON!" I heard a booming voice from across the parking lot.
Edward moaned and attached his lips from mine.
"Bye." He sighed and pushed a loose piece of hair behind my ear.
"Bye, Edward." I smiled and the took my seat in front of the wheel.
Before I left the parking lot I saw him just open his door. He showed me that crooked smile of his one more time and waved. I smiled back and waved as well.
I could get used to this. I thought. I could get used to having Edward as my boyfriend.
Once I got home I fell onto the sofa and kicked off my shoes. My mind started to wonder back to what Alice had said earlier.
Did I love Edward? I knew I really liked him and I knew that I cared for him but was that strong enough to be called love?
I thought back to when I first met him and how sad he was. I had helped him get past that, I had helped him become the boy he once was. I knew that if her ever turned back into that depressed, unhappy boy then I would make it my job to get him through it again. I knew he would do exactly the same for me.
I closed my eyes shut and rubbed my forehead.
Why did life have to be so complicated?
I'm sooooo sorry it's been so long. Hopefully this will make up for it.
I would have updated sooner but I found it hard to write this chapter. I think this story has run its course and should end so I am only going to write one more chapter and that will be that. The End.
Anyway, thank you to all of you who have stuck to this story and read all of it, I know it is quiet long and may drag out sometimes but I don't like to rush into things.