I woke up to the sound of a blaring alarm clock. I struggled to open my eyes to the bright sunlight emitting from my window. When I finally found the strength to open my eyes, I groaned at the sight. The clock alarm blinked 7:45 a.m. Time for yet another day in boring Forks, Washington.
My family and I moved to Forks a few years back. My mother, Esme, wanted a change in scenery and we all agreed. So we decided to pack up our old lives in Chicago and move to the rainy, dreary place named Forks. It's not that I hated Forks because I didn't. I just wished for some sort of excitement in it. Or someone who could make it exciting for me. Everyone in my family had a mate, except me. I try not to dwell on the fact that I'm the only single family member left, but too be completely honest, its hard sometimes. To see everyone all lovey-dovey with their other half, and to be singled out.
My parents, Carlisle and Esme Cullen, have been together for longer than I can count and are still crazy about each other. I see extreme love in their eyes every time they look at one another. My brother, Emmett Cullen, had a girlfriend named Rosalie Hale. She had icy blonde hair with icy cold blues eyes to match. Most guys worshiped the ground she walked on, Emmett included. But the thing that made Emmett different was that she loved him back... a lot, there was no doubting that. No matter how bitchy Rosalie could be, Emmett always found a way soften her up a bit, which is why I think she loved him, though she'd never admit it.
My pixie of a sister, Alice Cullen, also found the love of her life, no surprise there. She was deeply in love with none other than Jasper Hale. Jasper was Rosalie's cousin, and Alice's soul mate, apparently. When looking about their relationship, I always think about the saying, "Opposites attract." You couldn't find two people more different than them. Alice was very spunky, energetic, and for lack of a better word, loud. Jasper, on the other hand, was laid back, quiet, and reserved. When they first started dating a couple years ago, I thought they wouldn't last for more than two weeks. I thought Alice would get tired of him, and move on. But that never happened, and they've been together ever since.
So that just leaves me, Edward Cullen. Or better known as the 7th wheel. I never told my family how I truly felt because I didn't want them to show pity on me, but I think they always knew. I've always been a strong person, not just physically but also emotionally. I don't like showing weakness because people can hurt you that way. Of course, I'm not a tyrant. I have a heart. Most people just don't see it, other than my family.
Once I got done getting ready for school, I walked downstairs to my waiting family. Everyone was in the living room talking amongst themselves. I coughed to make them aware of my presence.
"Hey Edward!" sang Alice.
"Good Morning, Dear. Did you sleep well?" Esme said softly.
"Yea, I slept pretty good," I said.
Suddenly, I felt a hand connect to my back with a pretty big bang! I looked over to see none other than Emmett. He tossed me a couple bagels, since I hadn't had anything to eat this morning and yelled, "Time for school, bro!"
After a few more minutes of quiet talking with the family and I finished my bagels; Alice, Emmett & I all piled up in my silver Volvo C30, and drove off for school. Once we arrived, we stepped out and hurried over to Rosalie's red BMW. Once we got there, Alice threw herself into Jasper's waiting arms, and Rosalie walked over to Emmett and gave him a kiss. Instead of hearing whispers about us, and how "perfect" we all looked (which should be old news by now, but obviously not), I heard whispers about... Isabella Swan? Apparently, we had a new student. I saw a red truck, I'd never seen before, maybe that was Isabella's car. I heard the first bell ring, signaling that we had 5 minutes to get to class, so I quickly said goodbye to my friends and hurried off to class. I wasn't a nerd or anything, but if I was late one more time this semester, I would get suspended, which is not something I would like to explain to my parents.
Forks, Washington. Nothing really interesting has happened here so far, but it's also my first day so I guess I shouldn't expect something exciting just yet. I moved from Arizona to live with my father Charlie Swan. Although I love my mother, Renee Dwyer, she was newly married to Phil Dwyer. They seemed happy together, and I didn't want to stand in the way of her happiness, so I decided to live with my father.
I woke up at 7:20 a.m, which was a little earlier than usual, but I had to go to school earlier to get my schedule. I took a shower and used my favorite strawberry shampoo, it always relaxed me, so I never changed it. Once I got out the shower, I dried off and picked out my outfit for the day. It consisted of: black skinny jeans with rips all over the front, a black long sleeved shirt with the words, "Just Me..." on the front in red, and my trusty high top black converses. When I finished dressing, I went back into the bathroom to do my makeup. I put on black eye liner, with black eyeshadow on the outside of my lid for a smokey-eye effect. For my lips, I just decided to put on clear chap stick, my lips were always pink, borderline red, no matter what I did anyway. I took out my blow dryer and quickly ran through my long brown hair with it, so it was just barely damp, and tied it into a ponytail. Then I teased the entire ponytail to when I finally became satisfied with it.
I'm wouldn't consider myself Gothic, I just happen to like black. And I just didn't like showing my skin, it was extremely pale, so I figured the more I covered up, the better. I went downstairs to the kitchen to fix myself some cereal. Charlie had already gone to the station because he was the Cheif of Police. He worked 80% of the time, when he wasn't working he was either sleeping, watching baseball, or out fishing with his best friend Billy Black, father of my best friend in this town Jacob Black. Jacob and I have been close friends ever since we were young. He always cared about me, and it was just easy being with him. We never liked each other more than just best friends, even now. Although, we were each others first kiss when I was 8 and he was 6 almost 7. We were just curious, but after it was done, it was just too weird so we laughed and just went back to coloring like nothing happened.
I looked down at my phone and noticed I had 2 text messages. One was from Jacob it read:
Hope you have a great first day! Sorry I can't be there to protect you, but you've never needed me to so I have faith that you won't need me today! I love you Bells! Call me when you get home today, ok?
I quickly responded with:
You are right, Mr. Black. Why do you always feel to need to protect me? It's super sweet, but super unnecessary lol. I'll totally call you back today! Love ya too :)
Jacob went to a different school than I did, but today I kind of wished he hadn't. Not that I needed his protection or anything, I just missed him is all. I could always count on him to make me feel better or make me laugh, I gotta love him for that.
The second message was from Charlie, it read:
Hey Bells, have a wonderful day today. I'll be home kinda late today, but I'll bring back a pizza!
I replied back:
Thanks Charlie and OK!
I finished my cereal, and hopped in my red Chevy truck, which was a gift from Charlie, and drove off to school. When I arrived, there were only a few people in the parking lot, it was still early. Once I stepped out, it was so quiet you could hear a pen drop. Even though there were only a few people, I expected to hear SOME noises. I looked up to see everyone staring at me. It made me a bit uncomfortable, but I didn't let it show. I walked towards the front building and then the whispers started.
I heard some like:
"Is she new here? She's so pretty!" said one girl.
"Oh wow, she's hot! What's her name?" said one guy.
"Seems a little Gothic, but I'll still smash her!" said another guy. Ugh, not attractive!
Once I got to the front office, this nice lady handed me my schedule and told me which way my first class was. I thanked her and then decided it was still a little too early to go to class so I decided to walk outside and sit on the bench and read. I kept getting distracted by all the whispers about me, seriously people in this town needed to get a life, so I put in my headphones and turned my music on.
About 10 minutes later, I heard a bell, I guess that's my cue to go to class. I took out my headphones and pocketed them. I took out my schedule and headed to my first class. I found my classes pretty easily, but all through class people would either stare at me or whisper AND stare at me. After a couple dozen times I started glaring back at them. It's not that I was a mean person because I truly was not, it's just extremely annoying when people look at you and don't say anything.
One girl with black hair turned to look at me again, and I blew up.
"What?" I yelled.
"M-me?" said the girl.
"Yes..." I said, impatiently.
"I'm sorry, you're just the first new student we've had in this school for a while, I didn't mean to make you feel uncomfortable," she said.
"Oh, well it's okay. I'm sorry for blowing up like that, but when people continue to stare at you and you have no idea why, it gets pretty frustrating," I said. I felt kind of bad for yelling at her because she seemed nice, maybe we could be friends.
I stuck my hand out and said, "I'm Isabella, but I prefer Bella."
She smiled and said, "I'm Angela!" and shook my hand. The rest of the class went by pretty fast. Angela invited me to sit with her and her boyfriend, Ben, for lunch. I told her I'll think about it. Don't get me wrong, I didn't mind, but I also maybe wanted to sit by myself today. The bell rang, and I quickly picked up my books and went straight to Biology, hoping to get a few minutes of peace and quiet.
I walked into Biology, and saw that practically no one was there except for a few people. I looked at my schedule and saw that my teacher's name was Mr. Banner.
So I called out, "Mr. Banner," I saw a head pop up but didn't care enough to see who it was.
A middle-aged man came over to me and said, "Hello there, you must be Isabella, our new student! We'll be watching a video today in class so you won't need to catch up, and you can sit next to Edward Cullen in the back of the class. That will be your permanent seat for the rest of the year."
"Thanks and I prefer to be called Bella," I said as kindly as I could manage, but seriously, I felt like I had said that a thousand times today.
"Oh, well excuse me, Bella," Mr. Banner said.
I smiled and turned to go sit in my seat, but stopped in my tracks because... I think my heart jumped when I looked at the most attractive boy I've ever seen in my life.
Once I realized how stupid I must have looked, I walked to my seat and tried not to smile by realizing I got to sit next to him for the rest of the year. I took my seat, and put my stuff on my desk, and then took my book out to read.
"Hey, you must be the new girl... Isabella?" said a smooth voice.
I turned to my right to look at the beautiful boy who interrupted my reading, not that I minded at all. "Bella," I corrected him.
"Sorry, Bella. That must be pretty annoying to have to correct everyone who says your name wrong." He said.
"Kind of, but I'm the one who likes to be called Bella, rather than my actual name. So I guess I have to pay for it," I smiled, then continued, "Um... what's your name?"
"Edward Cullen," he replied.
"Well its nice meeting you, Edward Cullen," I said.
"Likewise, so what are you doing here so early? Class doesn't start for another 5 minutes. I thought a new student, like yourself, would still be wandering the halls, looking for the Biology room," he said.
"Well, this school isn't that big. My old school in Arizona was almost twice as big as this school. Plus, IF I were to ever get lost, I'm not an idiot, I'll ask somebody," I said, "And I like getting to classes early, I'm not a nerd, but I do like to read, and I can't really do that with a room full of loud kids who seem to love staring at you," I replied, while playing with my black painted fingernails.
"Hmm... I remember when my family and I were new. Same thing happened to us. Still does sometimes. Don't worry, they'll get used to you and eventually all the whispers and stares will fade away. Well... depending on how interesting or attractive you are, but I think you better get used to it because you seem to be VERY interesting... and attractive..." He trailed off.
I looked up from my fingers to see him staring at me, smiling. I blushed, but I wasn't sure if he was a player or not so I decided to test him, "You say that to everyone?"
"No, only you," he replied, staring at my blushing cheeks.
"Well, Mr. Cullen you seem like a player, how do you feel about that?" I said, while staring at him straight in the eye.
Something flashed in his eyes, and instead showed a bit of... sadness. Why?
"I'll... um... I'll have you know that I don't have a girlfriend and haven't had one for quite sometime. I don't fall for just anyone, and it's way more than just physicality to me," he said, kind of harshly.
I suddenly felt kind of bad for accusing him of being a player because he seemed to have taken it to heart, "Hey, I'm sorry. I was just kidding. I didn't mean it," I went to touch his arm but when I did I felt a shock like electricity flowing from my hand to the rest of my body, it felt... good... amazing even.
He seemed to feel it too because when I touched him, his eyes widened and he looked down to where I was still touching his arm. "It's cool, people seem to have given me that reputation, "The Player". I hate it, I try to be a gentlemen to a girl and they take it as something more. It never is though," he said while looking into my eyes.
"Well... you're hot. So of course they're going to want to spread the rumor of you being their boyfriend." I said honestly, I should've cared that I just told him I was attracted to him, but I didn't.
He chuckled, and I think I saw him blush! "Thank you, Bella. You are very beautiful too." Now it was my turn to blush.
Class started, and Mr. Banner turn the video as soon as everyone was seated so we couldn't continue our talk. All throughout the movie I could see Edward staring at me, instead of staring at the screen. It made me a little self-conscious, but I never told him to stop or looked his way. Truth is, I liked it, so I didn't want him to stop. I just wore the same small smirk all through the film.
A/N: This is my first chapter ever! I never considered myself a writer, just a reader! But I'm trying something new here! Um...REVIEW?