"Edward get up! You can't be late on the first day of your senior year!" my mom yelled from my doorway.
"Sure I can." I mumbled and rolled over throwing my arm over my face to block out the light.
"Get up." She ordered throwing a shirt off my floor at me and then walking off. I groaned and looked at the clock 7:30. I had half hour to get up, get Emmett, and get to school on time. I rolled out of bed and pulled on a pair of black skinny jeans and a Blink-182 shirt, brushed my teeth and went downstairs.
"I made you breakfast." My mom said from the kitchen.
"Thanks ma." I said sitting down to a plate of eggs, bacon, and toast. My sidekick dinged on the table and I picked it up realizing it was a text from Emmett.
"Sorry mom, gotta go." I said picking up the toast off my plate. I held it in my mouth as I slipped my shoes on.
"Have a good day dear." My mom said and I went out to my car. I drove for about five minutes until pulling into an extremely familiar driveway. I honked, and Emmett appeared in an instant. He threw his backpack in my backseat and flopped down in the front seat. We fist pounded and I backed out of his driveway.
"Last first-day of high school!" he shouted.
I grinned. "We're gonna get in so much trouble."
"Hell yeah! Mrs. Donaldson isn't going to know what to do with us." He said referring to our principle.
"Fuck yeah!" I agreed.
"This is going to be the best year ever man."
We fist pounded again and drove to school. We pulled into the parking lot and hopped out.
"So who've you got your eye on this year?" Emmett asked as I put my backpack in my locker. I closed it and leaned back examining the girls of Forks High.
"Edward!" I heard a girl yell. I turned my head and saw a girl walking towards me with a smile.
"Name, I need a name!" I whispered to Emmett.
"Jessica." He answered quickly.
"Hey Edward." She said wrapping her arms around my waist.
"Hey Jess." I said slyly and she giggled.
"Where have you been all summer? I wrote in your yearbook that we should hang out." She said smiling sweetly.
"Oh you know, I was really busy with band stuff mostly." I lied.
"Oh. Well then we'll have to hang out sometime soon." She said with a smirk.
I smirked back. "Yes we will."
"I'll see you later." She said letting go of me.
"I look forward to it." I said.
She grinned again and kissed my cheek before walking off.
"Man what do girls see in you?" Emmett joked.
"A sex God." I replied.
Emmett scoffed and we continued to check out girls.
"Dude look, here comes Bella Swan." Emmett said smacking my arm and pointing in her direction. I swallowed hard and looked the way he was pointing. There she was, Bella Swan. The most gorgeous girl I have ever seen. Student body president, captain of the girls' softball team, a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the girl who I've been in love with since freshman year. I watched as she walked by getting stopped by some of her popular friends. They'd briefly talk and then Bella would continue on her way, completely oblivious to my stare, completely oblivious to me.
"Damn." I mumbled.
"Still in love with her?" Emmett asked with a grin.
"Shut it." I said punching his arm.
"We better get to homeroom." Emmett said as the bell rang.
"Probably. I'll text you my classes." I said and we parted ways.
I walked as slowly as humanly possible down the halls until they were practically empty. I didn't mind being late, actually, I preferred to be late. I rounded the corner and saw Bella standing at her locker. My heart sped up, and I felt like a fool. I watched as she tried to open it and failed, she kicked her locker and threw her backpack to the ground.
"Do you need some help?" I blurted out. Her head shot in my direction and she squinted her eyes, probably trying to remember my name.
"Uh yeah, please." She finally said.
I quickly walked over to her locker. She stepped out of the way and tried to open it. It was kinda stuck so I jiggled the handle, and then prayed to God to help so I didn't look like a pus. I joggled the handle again and tried, and it came open.
"Thanks, I never would have been able to get that open." She said picking up her bagpack.
"It's not a problem." I said giving her a simple smile.
"Who's homeroom do you have?" she asked.
I was a little shocked, was she really talking to me? The only time she's ever talked to me was whenever we were partners on something in a class.
"Uh, Mrs. Heath." I stuttered.
She grinned. "Me too."
"Well then let's get going shall we?" I asked gesturing down the hall.
She laughed. "Yeah, she's gonna freak if we're late." She said.
We took two steps and the bell rang. "Well crap. I guess I jinxed us." She said with a lopsided grin.
"It's cool. Being on time is for douches." I said shoving my hands into my pockets.
"Is that why you're always late?" she asked.
"Nah. That's just a coincidence." I said and she laughed again. I opened the door and allowed her to go in first.
"Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, nice of you two to grace us with your presence." Mrs. Heath said.
"Not a problem." I said smoothly.
"You know, I expected this from Edward, but not from you Bella." Mrs. Heath scolded.
Bella opened her mouth but I cut her off.
"It's not her fault." I blurted out.
"Really? And why is that?" Mrs. Heath asked and crossed her arms over her chest.
"Well you see. I was on my way to class, determined to get here on time, because you know how much I enjoy your homeroom. When I saw Bella in front of me, also headed here. But then out of nowhere this mountain lion appears at the end of the hall and started running at her, so I started running at it so I could warn her. And-" the whole class started laughing, including me and Bella.
"That's enough Edward." She said putting her hand up to stop me.
"Mrs. Heath it's true I swear!" I exclaimed.
"Edward you're giving me a migraine, you two just go sit down." She said shooing us away.
Bella and I went to opposite sides of the room. I sat down next to Jasper and we fist pounded.
"So that was an interesting way to start off the year." He said grinning at me.
"Agreed." I said stealing a glance at Bella. I saw that she was looking at me, so I looked back and we locked eyes. She mouthed a 'thanks' and I nodded my head.