I tried to ignore the stares I got, but I ended up failing miserably. Of, well, I expected it to go that way.
It was sixth period, Biology. I swallowed hard as I went near Mr. Banner, trying not to respond to the stares that were boring a hole on my back.
"Ah, Miss. Swan. Why don't you go sit down there?" He pointed to an empty seat. "I have some business to attend. I'll be back in five minutes or so."
And he left poor, poor me. I stumbled my way along to my seat, where my partner was already seated. It was a boy who looked a year older than most of us. And he looked gorgeous.
A Greek god in teenage form with full lips, high cheekbones, a straight nose and apple green eyes. And he was staring at me in a weird way.
His eyes were piercing into mine, and his lips were slightly parted. He stared at me for a few seconds before he snapped back to reality.
"Isabella Swan?" He almost whispered.
"Bella." I corrected automatically.
"Bella," He whispered the name to himself, and a dazzling smile lit his features. "A beautiful name for a beautiful girl."
I blushed, and his smile widened. This guy was weird.
"I'm Edward Cullen." He said, sounding as if he didn't believe something.
"Umm...Pleased to meet you, Edward." I mumbled and ducked my head.
Thankfully, Mr. Banner came at that time. Class started, and I had already taken this class, so it was kind of boring. I felt someone stare at me all the while, and I had a good idea who it was.
Halfway through class, Edward poked me, very gently on the shoulder. I jumped a little and turned my eyes to him.
"What?" I whispered.
"Do you believe in soul mates, Bella?" He whispered.
I just nodded. Then, the bell rang. I hear loud noises all around me as students got up, eager to get out of class. I picked up my books and stood up, ready to leave for Gym.
"Can I walk you to your nest class?" Edward asked, and I was startled again.
"Oh. Of course." I replied, in a daze.
He reached for my books as we got out. "I'll carry those for you."
"Thanks." I almost whispered, embarrassed. No guy had ever been this nice to me before.
I noticed a few people staring at me with mixed expressions- anger, hate, jealousy, surprise, shock, amusement- just to name a few. I wondered what this was all about.
"Which class do you have next?" Edward asked.
"Gym." I replied.
"Oh." He replied. He sounded disappointed.
Then his face was locked into intense concentration, and then his lips pulled up into a triumphant smile.
"Bye, Bella." He said when we reached Gym.
"Umm...bye?" It sounded like a question.
I felt him watch me as I walked into the girls' locker rooms. As soon as I got inside, three hands pulled me to a secluded corner. I yelped in surprise. I looked at the faces of two girls I had seen around, the ones who sat with me at lunch- Angela and Jessica.
"What was that about?" Jessica demanded.
"What do you mean?" I asked, confused.
"What's up with you and Edward Cullen?" Angela asked.
"He asked me if he should walk me to class and I said yes." I shrugged.
"Wow!" Angela and Jessica squealed.
"What, is something wrong?" I asked.
"Edward Cullen doesn't date. He's turned down every single on of them." Jessica explained. "He's totally into those 'love at first sight' and all that kind of stuff..."
"He asked me if I believed in soul mates." I whispered, suddenly remembering.
Jessica and Angela broke into giggles.
"But why does it have to be you?" Angela asked. The way she asked it, it wasn't like she was trying to hurt me or insult me. She just asked.
"I don't know." I shrugged.
"Come on, we'll be late for Gym." Jessica said, dragging us both.
I gulped as I thought of Edward's burning gaze. I kept thinking about him and his mysterious behaviour, which is why I must have goofed up Gym. I was so glad to get out of Gym, but my happiness disappeared when I saw Edward leaning on the locker room door, with a smile on his gorgeous face.
Angel saw my hesitation and pushed my shoulder.
"Go." She whispered. "It's the chance of a lifetime."
Nervously, I made my way to Edward.
"How was Gym?" He asked me, pleasantly.
"Okay." I mumbled.
"I have a feeling that you don't exactly look forward to Gym." Edward said.
"I don't have much control on my feet. I lose my balance quite easily." I admitted, my face burning.
His face turned into a mask of concern. "Did you go to the doctor?"
"No, it's hereditary, I think. My dad's got the same problem." I said.
"Oh." He sounded unconvinced. "Why don't you come with me to Ms. Cope? You can take some other subject other than Gym."
"I don't think that's possible." I said, though I would love to get out of Gym.
"I can change it for you." He said with a mischievous smile.
"Huh?" I asked.
"My uncle is the principal." He said, grinning. "They'll change the schedule if I tell them to."
Weird, weird, weird.
"No thanks." I replied quickly.
We had reached my locker. I quickly piled the books I needed and turned to leave. Edward was till following me. This was starting to get scary.
"How will you go home?" He asked.
"I have a truck." I said.
He walked me to my truck, staring at me all the way.
"Goodbye, Bella. See you tomorrow." He said, smiling at me.
"Bye." I said, embarrassed.
He walked away to what looked like an expensive silver car. I noticed that his clothes were expensive too. Hell, that guy must be loaded with thick, fat money.
Maybe this was just a joke? I started driving home, hoping that it was. I sure as hell didn't need a rich Greek god following me to every class.
My phone vibrated then. It must have been Renee, my mom. I switched it back on and gulped. It was an unknown number.
I'll wait for you in the parking lot tomorrow, Edward.
And below it was a tiny heart.