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After forty-five minutes of pure torture, Ali and Rose finally let me stand up and get away from my hard wooden chair. In normal circumstances, I never would have let them do all of this to me without a fight and I most definitely wouldn't have called for them to come do it. I had made up my mind though and I needed this.
"So, girls, I'm going to do it."
"You're going to do what, sweetie?" Rose asked.
"I am going to tell Edward how I feel about him tonight. I can't hold it in anymore. I am tired of the what-ifs."
"That's great, Bells!" Alice squealed.
"Are you sure? I mean, are you ready to deal with either reaction? It could either go really well or really badly. I don't want to see you hurt, sweetie. But if it's what you want and need,then go for it," Rose said.
" I'm actually ready, girls," I assured them.
"Yes, you sure are!" Alice squealed.
"What is up with you, Ali? All of your squealing is giving me a headache."
"Oh, sorry, I'm just excited and in a very good mood."
"Is that anything new?" I asked her. She just rolled her eyes; while Rose and I sat and laughed at her.
"Come on, It's time to put that dress on," Rose said.
After I was completely done putting on my dress, jewelry, and death traps (also known as "high heels"), Alice grabbed my hand and dragged me out of my room.
"Come on, Bella, you have to take a look." The second I saw myself in the mirror, I was speechless. I actually looked really pretty. At that moment, the reality of what I was getting ready to do hit me. A small tear managed to betray me as it slid down my cheek.
"Hey, none of that," Alice said.
"Sorry, Ali, it's just all hitting me at once. Between what I am about to do and what you guys have done for me, I'm a bit overwhelmed.
"It will be okay, Bells. I promise you and you know I am always right." With that, a smile spread across my face. She wasn't lying. She was always right. It's like she was a psychic or something.
"Well, what are we waiting for?" Rose hollered from my room."Let's get a move on. I like being fashionably late, but not this late."
"Okay, we are all ready, so lets go," Alice said.
"Go ahead and head to the car, I will be right there," I informed them. I had to go get something from my room first, I ran around there as quickly as I could.I got what I needed from my room and wrote my parents a note, letting them know where I was.
On the way to our school, I had so many emotions running through me, that I wasn't sure if I should cry,smile,laugh, or throw up. I was so terrified of Edward's reaction once he found out, but I couldn't hold it in anymore. I didn't want to lose him, but I couldn't take the what-if's anymore. Every day , the urge to confess my feelings for him ate at me more and more. Hour by hour, I would think of a millions different ways our conversation would go.
When we arrived at the school, I swore I was on the verge of a panick attack. I wanted to turn around and go straight back home. Rose must have known what I was thinking because she grabbed my hand and all but dragged me out of the car.
"Oh no, no backing out, Bells. You will go in and you will have fun!"
"Rose, I can't do this."
"Yes, you can. Now let's go."
She still hadn't let go of my hand, so I all but ran to keep up with her. As we entered the gym, where the dance was being held, I froze. There was a spot light on the door to showcase everybody who entered and it seemed like all the other guests chose that minute to stop dancing and talking to stare at us upon our arrival. Okay, well, I was sure they were staring at Alice and Rosalie, but since I was with them, I felt the stares of everyone too. I did not like receiving too much attention and was feeling very uncomfortable so I looked over to let Rose know I was going to head to the bathroom and ducked out of the spotlight.
I quickly walked to the bathroom, pushing my way through the crowd. I sat in a stall, trying to calm my nerves down, But I heard the bathroom door open shortly after.
"Hey, Bells, are you okay?" I heard Rose holler.
"Yeah, just give me a minute and I will come out." I took a couple more seconds to take a few deep, calming breaths before walking out. I walked over to the sink to splash water on my face, but as I was putting my hands under the water, I was suddenly yanked backwards by my hair and thrown against the wall.
"Hey, pixie, how is your night going?" I asked my sister, Alice.
"So far, so good. We just got here. Bella changed her mind and wanted to come. She is in the bathroom. She and Rose should be out any minute."
"The bathroom?" I echoed urgently. "Alice, come on. We gotta get to the bathroom. We have to go there right now! Come on!"
"Why? What is going on?"
"Just come on! I will fill you in on the way! Bella wasn't supposed to be here tonight, damn it!"
"Edward! What in the hell is going on!" Alice screamed at me.
I filled her in on everything Jacob and I had found out as we raced to the bathroom. I ran up to the girls' bathroom and yanked on the door to open. I was horrified by what I saw.
"Rose! What the fuck are you doing?" I asked my supposed-to-be best friend.
"I am going to get rid of you once and for all, you little bitch!"
"Whatever I did, I am sorry, Rose. Please let go of me and we can figure this all out." I choked out as Rose's grip got tighter and tighter around my neck.
"Sorry, sweetie, you won't be getting your way this time. I am so sick of everything being all about you, Bella. Bella needs this and Bella needs that. Bella is in love, but too scared to tell Edward. You don't deserve him! He needs a real woman. He needs ME!" Rose yelled at me.
"What is going on, Rose? You have Emmett. Since when do you want Edward? I thought we were best friends? If you didn't want to hear my problems, then why did you always say we were best friends and would always be there for each other?" I asked her. I was so confused at this point. Everything was starting to spin and I was having a very hard time breathing.
"Emmett was just a back up. I have always wanted Edward, but he is too wrapped up in you. You have been so blind. If you would had just opened your eyes and not to mention been a real woman, you would have seen that a long time ago. I will not let you tell Edward that you feel the same way about him as he does you. I will not let you have him. He is mine, Bella! You just want everyone wrapped around your finger, always playing that sympathy card. I am sick of it. I didn't get it right the first time when I tried to run you over, but this time, sweetie, I will get rid of you. I will finally get everyone and everything I have always wanted." She smiled at me.
"Please, Rose, Lets just talk about this," I squeaked out as I drifted in and out of consciousness.
"Not this time, Bells. It's my turn to get what I want and deserve. I will have it all once you are gone," she said with a playful, yet evil, laugh.
My mind was racing with questions and great memories from my past were between those questions.. Almost all of them had Edward in them. I started to give up and let everything slowly go black when I heard a voice that was nothing less than music to my ears. Edward burst through the door screaming at Rose while lunging full force at her, gto knock her away from me.
As I fell to the floor, I took a much needed deep breathe and started coughing, my throat straining to take much needed breaths. My lungs were burning from the new air that was racing in and out of them. My throat was so sore I wanted to cry. I held it in as much as I could because the pain only got worse as I squeaked out sobs. Everything went crazy. All I heard and saw was a bunch of people screaming and running around. After what seemed like hours, Edward was sitting on the floor next to me, pulling me onto his lap. He sat there and rocked me back and forth and I slowly let the darkness take over.
When I woke up, I was in the back of an ambulance with two E. and Edward. Over the next couple of hours, I felt like I was on the outside looking in. I had so much stuff running through my head. After performing a few tests to make sure the losse of air didn't cause any head traumas, the doctor checked me over to look for any other injuries. Besides my throat being bruised, my lungs burning, and a few spots of hair taken out, however, I was fine.
The doctor wanted to keep me over night for monitoring, so everybody slowly left to go home and sleep this crazy night away. Edward refused to leave my side, so Dr. Cullen (Edward's dad) agreed to let him stay. After giving them some reassurance that I would be okay, my mom and dad kissed me goodnight and they finally went home, leaving Edward and I alone for the first time that night.
"Bells, I am so sorry. This is all my fault."
"Edward, don't. It was in no way your fault. You didn't make Rose go all crazy on me."
"No, I didn't, but if I would had stayed home tonight, I could have kept you away from that dance. I found out it was her who tried to run you down. With a little help from Tanya. Well, Jacob and I found out. We went to the cops and they came to the school tonight to arrest them both. We had it all set up. I thought you weren't coming. I thought you were going to be completely safe and they would be arrested at the dance and go straight to jail and it would all be over. I am so sorry, Belly," He rambled as fast as he could.
"Edward, for the last time, this was not your fault," I waved my hands over my throat. "If it wasn't for you, she would have killed me. If it wasn't for you, the cops would have never known it was her who tried to run me down, so they would have never been at the school. Stop blaming yourself." I slowly got out of bed and walked over to hug him.
"You are the best friend anybody could ask for. Thank you, Edward."
" You are the real best friend. You have always been there when I needed you, Bells. You know everything about me and still accept me for who I am. You are always there when I need you. The only good thing that came out of all of this is I finally got my chance to be there for you. Now that those two are locked up and you are safe I have a question. Bells will you dance with me? It is still prom night after all and the night can't end until you dance with me. We always dance together at every dance."
"But there is no music and,look at me, I am a hot mess."
"You are always gorgeous, Bells, and of course there is music. We can dance to the rhythm of our hearts," he said with his gorgeous crooked smile and laughter in his eyes.
"So Cliché," I replied with a smile of my own.
"Oh, come on,"he replied as he stretched his hand out to me.
I looked into his eyes and smiled while I took his hand. "Let's do it." We walked over to the window of my hospital room and slowly started swaying back and forth. He looked down at me straight into my eyes and I saw a twinkle in his gorgeous green eyes from the city lights shining in through my window.
"Bells, you have been my best friend for as long as I can remember. I am sorry for all of the things I have done to hurt you, but I have something to tell you. Well, more like show you. I don't deserve you, but..." He reached into his vest and pulled out a piece of paper that looked fairly old. It was all wrinkled and looked as if tea and food stained parts of it.
"Edward, stop." I walked over to the table beside my hospital bed and took out the piece of paper I had put in my purse before the dance out. I walked back over to him. He had unfolded the paper he took from his jacket vest and held it out to me. From the lights of the outside world, I read the words on his paper and a tear fell down my cheek. Everything seemed to stand still and disappear, leaving just the two of us in this world, in our world. That small ratty piece of paper said the one thing I had dreamed of hearing from him for as long as I could remember.
"I Love You" was written in big bold letters.
I, too, unfolded my paper and held it up for him to see. My paper said the exact same thing. He wrapped his arms around me as I did the same to him. He looked straight into my eyes and whispered," Forever" Then he bent down and slowly placed his lips upon mine.
AHHHH the story is done. So sorry for the long wait. I got to the point of refusing to write any more because I didn't want it to be over. But after a week of rebelling I finally did it! I really hope you all enjoyed my story. Thank you so much for taking precious time out of your days to read my fanfic. It really does mean a whole lot to me! =) I would like to give a big shout out to my awesome Beta PH03N1X 50NG. Thanks so much for all your help. You are an angel! =) The biggest thanks goes to all of you who have not only taken the time to read my story but to let me know how you feel and what you think about it. You all put a ton of smiles on my face =) I have another story in the works but I WILL NOT post any of it until it is completely done so I wont have to worry about deadlines and all that hahahaha. Keep and eye out for my new story though I think you all will LOVE IT! Now go review because you want to make me happy and because they are better than sitting in a hammock on a beach with warm weather and a nice drink in your hand. Okay maybe not better but really close to being as good as that. And always remember, I LOVE YOUR LOVE!