Hey guys, this is my first Twilight fanfic and my first fanfic on this site. I hope you guys love it and let me know if you want to read more. Also, I am extremely open for constructive criticism to improve my story. Share all your thoughts and I hope you enjoy as much as I did writing it. I will try to have the next chapter up soon but I'm not sure how long it will take me. I have a lot of thoughts about how to do the next scene and I'm not sure which one I'm going to go with though. But hopefully by next week, chapter two will be up!


Chapter 1

Two Is Better Than One


Why do I always do this? You would think I had learned my lesson by now. Learned that nights out on the town by myself were not a good idea. Originally, I was supposed to be with the girls but somehow they both managed to bail on me at the last minute. Something about their brother coming into town. But, me being me, I decided to go out and have fun anyway. Or at least try to. Way. To. Go. Bella.

Normally I would be having fun on the dance floor with Alice and Rosalie right now, all three of us keeping the men at arms length. Alice and Rosalie had a valid reason though. They were both tied down. That "head-over-heels-in-love" deal. Me? I didn't believe in that bullshit. I decided it was easier just to hate men. They never seem to work out for me. I realized after a quite a few dates that men are either way too into themselves or they are closet psychos that only seem to make an appearance after I agree to the date. Yay me, right?

So here I was on a Friday night, sitting alone at the bar. But don't worry, I have my apple martini in hand. Pathetic much?

It still amazed me how much had go on in my life in the short year and a half I've lived in Seattle. I had already managed to snag a great job and gained two great friends. I lived in a one bedroom apartment right around the corner from the elementary school I currently subbed at. If you asked Alice and Rose what they thought, they would be quick to say it was way to small and I needed to move. To me though, it was perfect. I also had a black lab named Kain. I always wanted a dog when I was younger. Every Christmas I would ask my parents for one but I never got it. So I decided when I moved out here that I would finally make my wish come true. I had been saving up for it since ninth grade. Took a while, but it was worth it. I loved my dog.

After a good twenty minutes thinking to myself, I was snapped out of my daze by a low, manly voice coming from right beside me. I guess I was too deep into thought to notice a body sit down right beside me.

"Now don't you look lonely. What's a pretty little thing like you doing all by herself?" I looked over my shoulder at the source of the voice. I could tell by the way we he slurring his words a bit that he was a little more than tipsy. He was a good looking man with blonde hair and a pretty lean body. And when I mean good looking, I mean good looking. Maybe I would have been interested if it wasn't for that fact that his eyes were staring at my chest. Gross. Why did all guys have to ruin it within the first thirty seconds?

"Really? Huh. I thought I looked annoyed." I quickly snapped back, making sure the big "eye roll" was extremely visible. I turned away from him without giving him a second glance as I took another sip from my drink.

"Oh, I see. You're a feisty one." I turned back around to face him, noticing the huge smirk on his face. Oh, I get it. He thought I was playing hard to get. Great. "My name is James."


"Oh come on, I just want to buy you a drink."

"I already have one, thanks," the look on his face was obvious. He wasn't going to give up. This was just my luck. I should have stayed home with a tub of strawberry ice cream in hand watching Friday Night Lights.

"And by the looks of it, you're almost done with it," he retorted back quickly. "It's only nine o'clock. You're gonna need another one." In what I can only imagine as an attempt to flirt, he flashed another smile at me that stretched from ear to ear. I might have been found it cute---if I was interested. But I wasn't. Too bad for him.

"Look, I'm not here to meet guys."

"Well I'll make worth it."

And before I knew what was coming out of my mouth, it was too late. "I have a boyfriend. And..and he doesn't like it when guys hit on me. Gets him real angry. So if I were you, I'd back off." I finished sort of matter-of-factly.

"Oh you do huh? And where would he be? Surely he wouldn't leave someone as pretty as you by hers-" Before I knew what was going on, a strong arm instantly wrapped around my waist holding me tightly to them. Instantly, I whipped my head around, confused at the sudden contact. Staring directly in my face was the most beautiful man I had ever seen. His hair was a bronze color and it shot out is all different directions. His eyes were a blueish-green color, standing out with the light blue button down shirt he was wearing. His face was perfectly shaped, his chin squaring off creating a strong jaw-line. He was the perfect height from me, about a half a foot taller than me. And God, did I say he was gorgeous yet?

"Excuse me, is there a problem here?" he said, breaking his contact with me to stare directly into the face of James.

James continued to stand there with an amused look on his face. "And who are you?"

"I'm her boyfriend. Who are you?"

"Boyfriend eh?" James replied back, looking at me once again. All I could do was stand there. I didn't know whether or not I should protest or go along with it. And most importantly, I didn't know what was going on. Oh who am I kidding, this man is saving me. The least I could do is play along.

"Yep," I continued, popping the p at the end.

"Fuck it. You're just a tease any-" And before he could finish the sentence, he was flying backwards onto the ground. It took me all of five seconds to realize that the mans arm was no longer around me due to the fact that his fist just made contact with James face. I looked down at the ground where James now lay noticing that blood was trickling out of the side of his mouth.

"I warned you to stay away." I couldn't help myself. It was almost too perfect. And with that, James got up and stalked away, not even taking a second glance back. My thoughts started to run wild. What the fuck just happened?! Hearing a chuckle from behind me, I spun back around on my heals facing the man that caused the whole thing. "What the hell was that?!" I asked as pointed to the place that James once stood.

"I'm sorry. Where are my manors? I'm Edward." he simply stated, holding out the hand in front of me that wasn't used in the earlier incident.

Hesitantly, I took his hand returning the friendly gesture. "Bella."

"Well Bella, it's nice to meet you," he smiled back showing his perfectly placed teeth. Was that smile to die for or what?

"Um..what was that about?" I asked quickly looking away from him. Damn, was I drooling?

"I'm sorry. I was just sitting a couple seats away and I heard him hassling you. I wasn't meaning to eavesdrop, I swear. But I figured with a little help, he would leave you alone." he finished, throwing his hands up as if surrendering.

"Oh." that's all I could muster out. Was I okay with that? Hell yes. Fuck. I mean no. I mean. Oh shit. Here we go. "Thanks I guess. That was one hell of a left hook you got there."

He gave off a short laugh before replying, "Yeah well, I got brothers."

"Can I buy you a drink? It's the least I can do for you." I asked, turning to the bar to wave the bartender down.

"Oh no, no. I actually was about to head out. I have to get back to the family. I'm already running late." Oh, of course he would be married. That would be my luck. That is, lack there of. "But it was nice to meet you Bella."

"Yeah, you too. And thanks Edward, I owe you my life," we both laughed as he turned around and started for the doors. He gave one simple look back before he disappeared through the front. My eyes never moved from that direction for another minute or so before I snapped back into reality.

Holy shit. Holy shit. Now that's a piece of ass. I can't wait to tell Alice and Rosalie.

As I continued to go over in my mind what had just happened not ten minutes earlier, I slowly got up and made my way to the exit. Just before stepping through, I couldn't help but smile to myself. Maybe a night on the town wasn't such a bad idea after all.\

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