It had been two week since Jake demanded that I fixed things with Bella, and I had made no progress. She had gone back to ignoring me, and acting as if I was invisible to her which made it hard for me to tell her how I really feel, that and the fact that I had no idea how to tell her.
"I'm telling you man, you just need to blurt it out." Emmett said
"What if she doesn't believe me?"
"Then you'll have to move on."
"I don't want to move on."
"Then I suggest you make her believe you."
I exhaled deeply and thought of all the possible ways to show her that I loved her, but they all sounded so cheesy that I figured that she would just laugh at me.
"I'm agreeing with Emmett man, you just need to tell her. And soon before Jake kicks the shit out of you." Jasper said
"I know." I said defeated. "It's just that- every time I see her, I just can't seem to put what I feel into words. I know what I want to say, I just- can't."
"And it doesn't help that she practically runs when she sees you."
Jasper punched his arm making Emmett yelp.
"What the hell was that for?" Emmett said while rubbing his arm.
"Just don't say anything unless it's positive."
"Alright fine, well here's something positive. I think I know how you can get Bella to talk to you." Emmett said smiling.
"You just need to corner her somewhere outside of school. Just man up and demand that she talk to you."
"How am I supposed to do that?"
Emmett smiled. "I just so happen to know where she is."
Jasper punched Emmett's arm again.
"That was for not telling us this an hour ago."
"Where is she?" I asked
"She's staying at Jake's house."
"The let's go!" Jasper said jumping up.
"No, no that's a bad idea." I said shaking my head.
"This is your shot dude, are you really just going to let it slip through your fingers?"
I weighed my options heavily before sighing and standing up. "Alright, let's go."
I bounced up and down on my toes as I waited for someone to answer Jake's door. I was hoping it was either him or his parents, basically anyone but Bella. I think that if she answered the door I would just stand there and make a fool of myself. I let all the possible outcomes run through my mind- most being bad, and just as I was about to turn around the door swung open and Jake was staring at me.
"What's up bro?"
"I came here to talk to Bella."
"Finally fixing things?"
"I'm going to try to."
He stepped aside and let me in. "She stays in the guest room, upstairs, first door on the right."
"Thanks man." I said and took the stairs two at a time. Before I even allowed myself time to think I knocked on her door. I knew if I thought about what I was doing, I would chicken out.
"Doors unlocked." She said from the other side.
This was it. I took another deep breath and slowly opened the door, walked in, and shut the door behind me. I shoved my hands in my pockets while waiting for her to turn around.
"What do you- Edward."
"Hey." I said softly.
"What are you doing here?"
"You won't talk to me at school."
"There's nothing left to talk about."
"You know that's not true."
"I have nothing left to say to you." She said crossing her arms.
"Well, there's a few things that I need to say to you."
She huffed, but remained quiet, waiting for me to continue.
"Look Bella, I think it's important for you to know that I've liked you since freshman year. I agreed to be your boyfriend thinking that I could get you to notice me, and see how great we could be together. I was never pretending- not for one second. I've never wanted anyone but you, and I still don't. Bella, I love you."
"I think you need to leave." She said softly.
"No, I'm not leaving until you tell me how you feel."
"I told you Edward, I have nothing left to say."
"That's bullshit Bella, you can't listen to someone pour their soul out to you and not have anything to say back!" I yelled.
"Please just leave." She said as a tear slipped down her cheek.
"Not until you tell me how you feel!"
"Fine! You want to know how I feel? I'll tell you! I knew that you liked me Edward, I've known for quite some time, that's why I asked you, because I knew that you would say yes. I knew that you would do anything to be with me, even if it was just pretend. I used that to my advantage, and I thought that it would be easy. I would just use you to win, and then break up with you and everything would go back to normal. But then I actually started to like you, and I began to feel guilty about what I was doing. And after all the time we spent together I fell in love with you, so I thought that you and I could work. And then I saw you lip locking with that slut and-"
"You know that she threw herself on me Bella! You saw it! You were right there, there's no possible way that you could think that I wanted her to kiss me!"
"But I figured that you wanted to be with her!"
"Why would you think that?"
"Because you walked away!"
"What are you talking about?"
"When I told you that I thought that we should break up, you just walked away!"
"What did you want me to do? You had already made up your mind!"
"No I didn't asshole, I wanted you to reassure me that you wanted me, and only me. That I was the only girl interested in, and that even if a girl throws herself at you, you'll still only want me!"
"What do you think I'm doing right now?"
She looked down at her feet and remained quiet. I slowly walked over and placed my fingers under her chin, raising it so that she would have to look at me. We stared at each other for a few moments before I leaned down and pressed my lips to her. Her arms slipped around my neck, and mine rested on her hips as we continued to kiss.
I pulled away and rested my forehead against hers.
"Bella Swan, I want you, and only you. You're the only girl that I'm interested in, and even if another girl throws herself as me, I'll still only want you."
She smiled and kissed me lightly. "Thank you Edward."
"Anything for you."
"I love you too."