AN: First chapter of my new story. I'm really trying hard to be as organized as possible with this one. Hopefully I stay on track. I AM looking for a Beta. I don't really know the whole process of getting one. So any suggestions or help is definitely welcome. The first chapter is short, but I do want to see the reaction I get off of it. Boost my ego a little and what not. Hope you enjoy.
I do not own anything but the plot and original characters.
Chapter One: Don't Tell Me Cause It Hurts.
"You and me
We used to be together
Everyday together, always
I really feel
That I'm losin' my best friend
I can't believe
This could be, The End."
Don't Speak-No Doubt
"You're such a fucking wimp, Cullen. You know that?"
I tighten the grip on the towel around my waist. I knew this shit wasn't going to work out. "Listen Em, if you want to do that kind of shit then it's none of my business okay? My terms were simple. I don't want that shit in my house and I don't want you trying to convince me into doing any of it. Why can't you just respect that?" I go into the closet and take out a navy blue button down.
"Why can't you just give it a shot? Doing it once won't hurt."
"I'm just not into that kind of thing, Emmett. I would like to keep my internship, you know? Taking a hit or smoking weed is not the way I want to keep my head in the game." I'm trying not to sound judgmental, but he's making it really fucking hard. My brother apparently doesn't know how to take no for an answer. Since I moved back to Seattle all he's done was try to convince me to go hang out with his delinquent friends. I'm not a fucking angel. I've done my own deal of crazy shit. It just never included drugs and theft.
"Bella was right."
My head immediately snapped in his direction. "Bella? What the hell are you talking about Em." Bella and I used to be best friends in high school. I had never told her, but I was in love with her since freshman year. Anyways, senior year came and I wanted to leave Forks. She had other plans. She said she couldn't leave her parents. So, I left to New York to attend NYU while Bella stayed and attended college in Washington. We of course promised to keep in contact. Had the whole 'best friends forever' speech to each other hundreds of times. Yeah, easier said than done we realized. We lost contact after a month. Well, if I were being honest I did. College was no joke. And I didn't have time to really just kick back and talk on the phone for hours. I was exhausted most of the time. One day, Bella just blew up at me. Told me to go to hell and that if I couldn't make time for her then she wouldn't make time for me. Of course I felt like a dick, but I wasn't going to sit there and argue with her. I figured she'd call me back the next day and the whole thing would be forgotten. Months flew by, and I never heard from her. I continued on with my life since she obviously continued on with hers. It's been 5 years since I've last seen her. I didn't know Emmett still was in contact with her.
"Bella. You know long, brown hair. About this tall. She used to-"
"I know who Bella is, dumbass. What the hell was she right about exactly?"
"Oh. She said you were an uptight asshole who had nothing better to do then stick a stethoscope up your ass. Said you take your career too seriously." He laughed. His phone began to ring. "One More Drink" by Ludacris and Tpain echoed in my apartment. "If I take one more drink, I'm gunna end up fuckin' youuuu...' Seriously? That was his ring tone? "Oh! Speak of the devil. Bella's calling." He lifted his finger to me, telling me to wait. What the fuck? They call each other? "Sup, B?" B? I shook my head and continued getting dressed, trying not to pay attention to the conversation. I don't know why, but it bothered me that she and Emmett still communicated. Notice how I said it 'bothered' me and not that it made me jealous. Because it didn't. I threw on a pair of boxers and American Eagle jeans.
"Alright I'll see you there in about thirty…Yes I know dumbass, trust me. Have I ever let you down? Yeah, didn't think so. Bye." He snapped his phone shut and looked up at me. "Well little bro, as much as I would love to stay here and continue this very interesting conversation with you, I can't." He said with heavy sarcasm. "I have places to go, people to see, and joints to smoke." And with that, he turned and left my room, closing the door.
He slowly opened my door, trying to hide the smile I can plainly see forming. "Yes little brother?"
"What the fuck was that about? What's going on with you and Bella?" I asked, frustrated. Did he honestly expect to have a conversation with someone who used to be so close to without telling me what the hell it was about?
"Not that it's any of your business but Bella, a couple of other friends of ours, and I are meeting up to go smoke and party."
"Bella doesn't smoke. Stop bullshitting me Em. Are you with her or not?"
"Dude, I just fucking told you. We're going to meet up with our friends, get fucked up, and hitting a club. If you don't believe me then you're more than welcome to come and see for yourself. Bella's not the same girl she was in high school ya' know. She's changed, a lot actually."
I grabbed my keys and growled. I refused to believe that Bella was actually into the same shit as Emmett. It wasn't her kind of scene. "I can't believe I'm fucking going with you to this shit. Let's go. We're taking my car." I turn off all of the lights and Emmett follows me out of the door. "I'm still not smoking with Emmett, so don't even try to convince me on the way there."
"Only if you let me drive" he says, entering the elevator with me. I push the Lobby button and watch as the doors close.
"Fine, whatever." I say, ignoring the low 'Yess' I hear from him. "You fuck it up, and I will kick your ass Emmett. I don't care how big you are."
AN: So yeah, short I know, but like I said I want to see the feedback I get from this. So please review. Remember, I am looking for advice and help on this story. Big decisions to be made for future chapters. I am looking for a Beta so please if you could help me out please let me know :)