Chapter 10

I rang his bell and fiddled with my hands. I had no idea how he would react, and my nerves were all over the place. The door opened, my heart-rate was getting faster, and I saw a woman standing in the door opening. She looked genuinely surprised to see me, but still gave me a kind smile. I assumed this was Edward's mother, she had the same rare bronze coloured hair and sparkling green eyes, only hers were a bit darker.

"I'm Bella, I actually came here for Edward." When I said my name, understanding crossed her face and she stook out her hand for me to shake.

"Pleasure to meet you Bella. I'm Elizabeth Masen, Edward's mother. I've heard so much about you." It was a relief that his mother was so kind, and a bit of a surprise that Edward had talked so much about me at home.

"I'll go get Edward for you, one moment." I nodded and cleared my throat as she got up the stairs. My palms were getting sweaty and the nervous feeling in my stomach got worse.

Edward descended the stairs, looking as amazing as always, but he looked tired and his liveliness was gone. When he saw me, his eyes got big and he rushed towards me.

"Bella," he whispered while taking both my hands in his.

"Hey," I whispered back.

"I'm so sorry Bella, but it's not what you think," he said hastily.

"Edward, why won't we go inside and you explain. It's all right, I'll listen," I told him reassuringly. He nodded and led me to the couch in the living-room. From the corner of my eye, I saw Elizabeth rush up-stair, not wanting to disturb us.

"I'll start from the beginning. I was on my way to your apartment, wanting to surprise you and take you out for a drink. When I was walking through the park, I came across Tanya. She came out of now where and surprised me. She apologized for cheating on me and asked me to get back together with her, but I declined. She was annoyed and suddenly kissed me, trying to convince me otherwise. But I pushed her off me and then I saw you running away." In the end he almost had tears in his eyes. I took his face in my hands and kissed him. He was surprised at first, but relaxed into it and kissed me back.

When I let go, I whispered, "I love you." I even surprised myself, I wasn't planning on telling him that, because I didn't even know it myself. I knew I really liked him, but I didn't know I loved him. But when I said it, it felt so right and I didn't regret it. Except I was afraid that Edward found it too soon and would dump me. I was just about to tell him not to worry if he didn't love me, when he said the most fantastic words.

"I love you too." We only knew each other for one month, but it felt so right. We kissed again and sat on the couch for a while, not saying anything, because that wasn't necessary. It was as if we both had enough with just each other's presence. Eventually I had to leave, because Alice would be home by now and she would burst with curiosity if she wouldn't find out what happened soon. We agreed upon going out with the six of us next evening, if everyone was available. It was hard leaving him after just finding out we both loved each other, but I wanted to share this with Alice.

As I walked onto the parking-lot, Alice came out of our apartment and she dragged me inside.

"You'll have to tell me and Rose right now!" she told me as we walked in, Rose nodding from the couch. I smiled, knowing they would be happy once I told them.

"I walked to Edward's house," they were smiling so wide, I had a feeling it hurt, "and his mother opened the door. I introduced myself and she told me she had heard a lot about me. Then she got Edward, who was very surprised to see me. I suggested that we would sit down and I would listen to him explaining.

"So he started explaining that he was on his way to my house and ran into Tanya, who asked him to get back together with him. When he declined, she kissed him. He pushed her away and saw me running away." They were both listening intently the entire time, and now they erupted in loud squeals.

"I knew it!" Alice screamed. I watched them smiling.

"There's more," I interrupted them. They were silent immediately, "When he had explained, I kissed him and told him I love him, and he told me he loves me too!" This time I squealed along, and Rose and Alice both hugged me.

"So we thought that we could all go out together tomorrow night?" I asked them. They agreed and called Emmett and Jasper. I had a feeling tonight and tomorrow night were going to be fun.

The rest of that evening we watched romantic movies. I fell asleep during a movie. When I woke up again later that night, I felt someone put a blanket over me. Before I fell asleep again, I heard some voices whisper, "She looks so happy" and "Yeah, she deserved this."

We all agreed to go to a fancy restaurant in another town and we would drive with Emmett's car. He had a huge Jeep, which was the only car we could all fit in. The whole drive to the restaurant, Edward held my hand and we would exchange glances and short kisses every now and then.

"Come on guys, stop it all ready! You're ruining my appetite" Emmett whined from the driver's seat. I just laughed and felt Edward give my hand a gentle squeeze.

The waitress at the restaurant was a bit surprised to see three handsome men walk in and she was ready to flirt with them, when she noticed us three giving her a glare. After she took our orders and quickly walked away, Alice, Rose and I started laughing. The boys looked confused, but let it go.

The evening was a lot of fun. Somehow Emmett got spaghetti in his hair. Edward kept giving me loving glances and sometimes we would exchange a 'I love you'. It felt fantastic to be in love and I wanted to enjoy it as much as possible.

Alice noticed and she gave me a smile and whispered, "You deserve this". I smiled back at her and looked around the table. Everyone was interacting with each other and having fun, I felt blessed to have these friends.

The End