"Angela," I whined, "please don't make me do this! I can't handle it! It's pure torture and you know it!"

"Bella calm down! I am just trying to make you happy sweetie. Now go over and talk to that very cute boy whom you have been crushing on since you moved here or I will go snatch him up for myself." Angela chuckled.

I knew Angela would never take a guy from me. But just the thought made me scowl in jealousy. I had been secretly crushing on Edward Anthony Cullen since the moment I first laid eyes on him. The only time I had ever really talked to him was in Biology and even then we only exchanged a few hellos and that was not enough to suit my need for him. My need to be near him and hear his beautiful musical and velvety voice. Did I mention sexy! Oh my was it sexy!

"Hello? Bella! Snap out of it! Did you hear me?!?" Angela was waving a hand in front of my face almost smacking me in the process.

"What? Ang did you say something?" I asked her casually, hoping she hadn't caught me, yet again, fantasizing about Edward Cullen.

"Yes Bella. I said are you going to follow through on our little bet or not?" Angela re-asked the question she had asked me in the middle of my fantasy.

"Ugh! Angela I CANNOT believe you are doing this to me! You are such an evil best friend!" I yelled at her, attracting some attention in the process. Angela had been my best friend since kindergarten. She knew absolutely everything about me. Sometimes I thought she knew me a little too well. I could never lie to her. Not only was I a terrible liar but she also always managed to find a way to see right through me.

"Isabella Marie Swan! I am NOT a bad best friend. Now get that adorable little butt over there and talk to that unbelievably gorgeous man before I drag you by your pretty brown hair!" Angela snapped.

"Fine fine fine. I'm going! Gosh! Do you have to be so pushy?" I chuckled back at her as I walked away. I was getting more nervous by the second. I could not believe I was about to go up and talk to the man of my dreams! As I thought about this I felt the blush rise up in my face.

Edward Cullen was just gorgeous! He has reddish-brown hair that stuck out every which way. On a lot of guys, that hair-do looked like they just got out of bed. But with Edward, it just made him even more beautiful. Yes I just called Edward beautiful. I could find no other word to describe him accurately. And even that didn't begin to describe him. He was tall and very built. The man was perfect. Every girl's dream guy! Once again the blush returned. What was happening to me?!?

I had made it to Edward and his group of friends right now. Just as I was about to tap Edward on the shoulder, someone grabbed my waist and spun me around. When I looked up I was staring into the blue eyes of Mike Newton.

"Hi Mike." I said wearily.

"Hey Bellsie." I hated when he called me that. "How you doing?"

"I'm alright Mike. Just about to follow through on a bet that i lost." Shit!"I mean uhmm....."

"What was the bet?" He asked me.

"Oh nothing important." I quickly saved myself. I think it worked because he just shrugged like it was no big deal that I didn't want him to know.

"So Bella... I was wondering.. If maybe.. You uhm wanted to like... Oh i don't know.. Go out sometime?" He asked me, hope clear in his eyes. Mike had made it a daily routine to ask me on a date. He once told me that he wasn't giving in until i said yes.

"Oh Mike uhmm... I can't. I'm already seeing someone." I blurted out. What the hell?!?

"Oh. Who? Since when? What's his name? Lucky bastard!" Mike bombarded me with a bunch of questions.

"Since last time you asked me on a date." I quickly answered hoping to avoid all other questions. I wasn't a good liar at all!

"Who is he? Do i know him?" He asked me wearily.

"Edward Cullen." I blurted out without thinking. WHAT THE FUCK?!?!? SINCE WHEN AM I DATING EDWARD CULLEN! SHIT!!!

Mike wore a dumbfounded expression on his face.

"I can't believe he didn't tell me. Well I'm happy for both of you Bellsie." He replied as sincerely as possible. Hurt was clear in his eyes. I felt so guilty.

Just then Angela, bless her little heart, walked up and grabbed Mike by the arm.

"Did you know our litle Bellsie and Eddie are going out now?" Mike asked her. Angela just looked at me. I shrugged my shoulders as if to tell her to go along with it, pleading with my eyes.

"Uhmm.... Yeah I did actually." She answered him. It took all I had to not rush over to her and give her a huge hug right then and there, but that would have been too obvious.

"Thanks Ang." I whispered once Mike was a safe distance away so he wouldn't hear me.

"Bella you better explain later. Now you have some explaining to do to your 'boyfriend'."

As soon as she said that i turned around to see a shocked Edward Cullen standing behind me. GOD DAMMIT!! I couldn't believe I had forgotten that I was just about to talk to him when Mike interrupted so of course he woudl have heard everything I was saying.

"Hi." My voice cracked as i said this and i violently blushed a scarlet red.

"Uhmm.. Hey." He answered. I was so embarrased! I turned and ran for the door. I couldn't get out of there quick enough. I couldn't believe i had just said that Edward Cullen, someone I rarely every talked to, was my boyfriend. EDWARD CULLEN! Of all the guys at my school I chose Edward Cullen! What was worng with me?!?

I stopped running when i hit the trees outside of the Cullen's beautiful home. Angela had drug me along to her friend Alice Cullen's party so i could fufill my side of the bargain. I was having trouble catching my breath as I was running through the trees. My foot hit something and I went tumbling towards the ground. I closed my eyes and braced myself for the broken nose that I knew was coming my way. Just as I was about to hit the ground, i felt strong warm arms wrap around my waist to flip me over. I was suddenly being held to someone's body. After i caught my breath and looked up to see who my savior was i felt my air get whooshed out of me again. I was now staring into the beautiful golden eyes of Edward.

"Oh.. Uhmm.. Thanks for that." I said as i stumble dout of his arms. As I was doing this I tripped backwards over the same branch but this time went tumbling on my ass. Once again before I could hit the gorund, Edward caught me. But this time he gently set me down on the ground rather then holding me to his body.

"You should really be more careful and watch where you are going. I'm not always going to be around to save you." Edward chuckled. I scowled which made him laugh harder.

"Yeah well if it isn't you there will be a Mike Newton or a Tyler Crowlley there to save my clumcy ass." I spit back at him. Tyler Crowlley was another guy who took it upon himself to ask me out every single chance he got.

"Speaking pof Mike Newton," Great here it comes.I internally kicked myslef for mentioning Newton's name," I overheard your little conversation with him a little bit ago." He wore an amused expression on his face.

"Oh." Was all I could force out and even then I could hear the panic in my voice so i'm sure he could too.

"I do have a small question for you that I was confused about." He continued as he smirked and tried to hold in a laugh.

"And what might that question be regarding?" I asked him, trying to put this off for as long as possible.

"It regardes one of your answers to whether or not your are dating someone and who that person was." He continued.

"Oh.. Well. About that. Uhmm.. You see.. I was in a panic because well he was asking me out and I didn't know what else to say and....." I rambled.

"Bella. Bella. ISABELLA!" he interrupted me. He never called me by my full name. "I was just wondering if you would maybe like to make that a little more officialy. You know just to piss Mike off. I would take any chance i got to make him made. He can be such a dick sometimes. Of course it would be entirely casual. We wouldn't actually be dating, just pretending."

"Well... I mean... I don't know. I guess we could do that. As long as it was pretend.. You knoe. Completely causal." I felt a little used. But i didn't care. I got to date Eward Cullen. Even if it was pretend.

"Ok Bella. I'll see you tomarrow then. Goodbye babe." He said as he kissed me on the forhead. I wonder why he did that. There's no one around to see. Are there? I asked myself as i looked around. Sure enough there was Mike, Angela, and Tyler all standing there with dumbfounded expressions on their faces. I quickly walked over to Angela grabbed her wrist and pulled her to my truck. We got in and drove away.

"I'll explain everything once we get to my house k Ang?" I told her in the loudest voice i could manage, which was just a whisper. I was still in shock. I needed time to process what that hell was going on!

"K." She answered and we rode in silence the rest of the way to my house.