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I raised an eyebrow as Edward led me down the street and towards a massive silver jeep with VOLVO printed across the back in steel letters.

"Nice car..." I commented, before thanking him quietly as he opened my door for me.

He never answered until he was sitting in the driver's seat and starting the car, "I suppose..." He shrugged, "It was a birthday present."

"Wow..."

"What?"

"You get a car for your birthday. I get a new pair of pants, a shirt, and coupons for KFC."

"You can get coupons for KFC?" He turned his head towards me as he drove, raising both eyebrows in surprise.

I had to laugh, "No." I shook my head, "I'm being sarcastic."

"Oh..." He turned his attention back to the road, staying quiet for a moment, "Do you have to be home for a certain time?"

I shook my head, "No... My mum's working tonight."

"Where does she work?"

"She's a nurse." I nodded, looking out the window as Edward drove a little too fast for my liking.

"Nice job." He acknowledged.

"What do you mean?" I asked curiously.

"It's a respectable job... You know you have the jobs that are useless... Then you have the jobs that help people... Like a nurse."

"And your interpretation of a useless job would be...?"

"My fathers." He stated simply.

"You really don't like him do you?"

"Is it that obvious?" He glanced over at me from the corner of his eye, laughing as he turned the corner.

"I'm guessing you wouldn't call every headmaster's job useless... So yes, it's obvious."

He shrugged and stayed quiet. I focused on the area outside, watching the expensive restaurants pass us by. Orlando's was right beside Restauiros, the most luxurious restaurant I'd ever walked past. It wasn't a good look for people who ate in there.

Edward parked the car down a little side road, before we got out slowly. I grabbed my bag, throwing it over my shoulder before I shut his door carefully.

We walked together towards Orlando's and he turned his head to look at me, "Do you eat here a lot?"

I nodded, "Yeah, when I don't feel like dinner at home... Do you?"

"Yeah, when I want to get away from my parents..." He smiled, "I'm surprised we haven't seen each other here before."

"We probably wouldn't have ever noticed each other if it wasn't for being paired together." I mumbled hastily.

"Well then it's lucky we did." He remarked.

Before I could answer he'd opened the door of the takeout restaurant and I blinked as he walked straight to "Orlando", who's real name was Billy.

"My man." They touched knuckles, before patting each other on the back lightly.

I followed Edward slowly, not wanting to speak.

"How's Father Faggot?" Billy asked, moving back around the counter again.

"Ugh, same old." Edward shrugged.

"Do you want your normal?" Billy looked up at Edward and smiled.

"Yeah please. Bella?" He turned to look at me and noticed my shocked expression, "What?"

"You know Billy?"

I glanced between the two men and Billy seemed to now notice my presence, "Bella? You know Edward?"

Edward spoke up, "You know Billy?"

We all laughed at our stupid questions, "Okay I think it's pretty obvious we all know each other." Billy smirked, "Bella do you want your usual too?"

I nodded up at him, "Please."

We waited in silence and I picked at my nail nervously, hating the quietness surrounding us.

"Okay, one double cheeseburger, with all the toppings and extra grease, plus a portion of chips."

I moved forward, and reached to the counter to take the food, but Edward's hands connected with mine and I glanced at him, realising after a moment that we'd both ordered the same thing.

"You like extra grease?" I asked incredulously.

"Best part of the meal..." Edward reached for the food, because he was closer to it, before he placed the paper package in my hands, "Here..." He smiled.

I looked up at him, "Thanks...Oh wait, I have money here." I moved to reach one hand into my bag.

"Bella. Don't patronize me. I'm not going to make you pay for your own food."

I sighed a little, looking away as Billy handed him his food and Edward passed over some money.

I moved to walk outside as Billy spoke, "Nice catch you got there Edward. Bella's a nice girl."

I halted in my walk, feeling colour burn my cheeks. But I didn't turn around.

I waited for his response.

"Thanks man..." Edward's voice was low, "I'll see you later."

"Yeah man. See ya."

Edward walked to my side, glancing at me and flashing a crooked smile before we headed outside.

"Do you want to sit at the bench?" I pointed to the bus stop as I looked at him, "That way at least I'll be here when my bus comes."

"You don't have to get the bus. I can drive you."

I shook my head, "Don't worry. I prefer the bus, I can listen to my music." I smiled.

He sighed, but didn't argue.

We walked slowly to the bench and sat down before opening the paper package and lifting our burgers to eat them. We started to eat in silence, but soon enough Edward was talking to me to fill the gap.

"So where did you go to school before the academy?"

"Umm... Yates." I nodded a little.

"I haven't heard of there." He remarked casually, "Good school?"

"I suppose..." I shrugged, "If you hung around with the right crowd and did your work, you'd end up wherever you wanted to go. Unfortunately those types of people were few and far between."

"But you were one of them." He stated.

I looked over at him, "You think?"

"I know." He smiled, "I can tell."

"How's that? Because I'm not high on drugs or getting pregnant?"

He chuckled, but shook his head, "No. Because you're exceptionally smart and wonderful."

I rolled my eyes, "Ohhh... You're bringing out the smooth moves."

"Smooth moves?" He raised an eyebrow, a smirk on his lips.

"Yeah. Compliments, laughter, then the kiss."

"Is that your way of asking me to kiss you?" He grinned.

"No!" I laughed, blushing furiously as I hoped he wouldn't notice with the darkness.

He chuckled to himself and once again we were surrounded by silence until we'd finished eating. I looked up, spotting my bus as it rounded a corner and came onto the street.

I stood up, pushing my empty paper into the bin, "That's my bus..." I turned to look at Edward, he'd now stood up to look at me.

"Are you sure you don't want me to drive you home?"

"I'm sure." I smiled, "Thanks for tonight, and dinner."

"I had a good time." He nodded, looking at me for a long moment.

The bus pulled up and I lifted my wallet from my bag, taking out the fare before I turned towards the opening doors, "See you tomorrow then."

He didn't answer and I moved to the first step before someone caught my arm. I turned towards the pull and looked at Edward before he came towards me quickly.

His lips touched mine swiftly, but it was a soft kiss and thoughtful, as if he'd been planning it the whole night. He pulled back and I stood still for a long moment, keeping my eyes closed before I opened them hesitantly to look at him.

"I thought I should complete the cycle... Compliments, laughter, kiss... Goodnight Bella."

He let go of my arm before he turned to walk away, "Goodnight Edward..." I mumbled in a whisper.

I turned towards the bus driver, handing over my money and taking my ticket before I sat down in a daze.

He kissed me.


Ooooh, i love a little smooth talkin Edward xD

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