DISCLAIMER: STEPHENIE MEYER OWNS ALL THINGS TWILIGHT!
Edward Cullen have been in love with Bella Swan since he met her in high school, but never got the courage to tell her. When finally he meets her again, will he get the chance to tell Bella, mostly after he found out Bella's heartache? Could he convince her about the second love?
"I told you, Dr. Cullen. My knee is getting worse. I couldn't even walk," the red-haired teenager wailed while I was checking her knee. She said to me she fell from the stairs at her home.
I sighed and looked at her. "Your knee is fine, Miss. Brown. Just drink the painkiller I subscribed for you and then you'll be fine."
She smiled sweetly. "Dr. Cullen, how many times I told you that you just call me Rhonda?"
I rolled my eyes mentally. "It's highly unprofessional." I grabbed a note from my desk and wrote subscription for her when she lightly touched my arm. I looked at her immediately.
"Come on, Doc. Don't be so tense. I know living alone is miserable. I can give you company," she whispered in sultry voice.
If I was an asshole, I will gladly take her offer. But, too bad I'm not that kind of man. I grabbed her arm and placed it firmly on her lap.
"No, thank you. You can offer other doctor about your incentive, but not me." I tore the paper on my note and opened the door. "Mrs. Cope, Miss. Brown is finished. Can you take her to the front desk for her subscription?" I called Shelly Cope, the elderly nurse, whom already worked as my assistant since I started my professional job as a doctor in this hospital.
She raised her head and smiled warmly at me. "Of course, Dr. Cullen."
I looked back at Rhonda. "Your knee will be fine, Miss Brown. Nurse Cope will help you for your subscription. Have a good day."
Rhonda huffed and walked dejectedly from my room. I ran my hand through my hair while Shelly giggled. "I bet she was too kind for you, Edward."
I sighed. "Not now, Shelly."
She smiled warmly. "I'll take care of her for you, Edward."
I smiled back. "Thank you, Shelly."
I closed the door and sat back on my chair. I put my head on my hands and closed my eyes. No, it was not because I was an asshole, but because I still couldn't forget about her.
I still couldn't forget about Bella.
I met Bella when I started my first year in Forks High School. She was just moving from Phoenix to stay with her dad. She was a silent type, with brown hair, pale skin, heart-shaped face and deep chocolate eyes and she sat next to me in my English class. I could tell she was smart and she loved to read. I became her partner for some English projects and during those times of us spending the time together, I realized I was in love with her.
I should have told her my feelings or asking her to go to prom with me, but I was too scared. I really loved spending time with her and I didn't want that to be ruined if somehow we were start dating and broke up, and then Bella will become completely stranger to me. So, I kept my feelings for myself during my school time, watching her dating some of the guys and being her shoulder to cry on when her dates were horrible at the end. We were become best friends and my feelings for her were getting stronger.
And then, I heard she was dating Mike Newton. Not that I didn't like that guy, but I just felt that Bella was out of the league for Newton. She was smart, caring and kind while Newton was egoistic bastard. But, I just wanted Bella to be happy. If being with Newton was making her happy, I will be happy for her too.
Finally, at our graduation, Bella said goodbye to me. I tried so hard not to tell her my feelings for her when she hugged me.
"I'm going to miss you, Edward," she whispered in my ear.
I closed my eyes, relishing my moment with her. God, I'm going to miss her so much. "Me too, Bella. Promise me to always call, okay."
She nodded and leaned away from our embrace. She stared at my eyes and smiled sadly. "I love your eyes," she said dreamily.
I blinked. "Uh...what?"
Bella giggled and shook her head. "No, it's nothing."
We both turned our heads and I saw Charlie, Bella's dad, stood not far from us with Newton by his side. He looked not so happy.
"I guess this is our goodbye," she said again in low voice and I turned my head to look back at her.
My stomach knotted. Please, don't go, I begged mentally.
And then, she hugged me again and whispered in my ear. "You are my everything, Edward." She quickly released her hug and walked away from me. Never turning her head back into my direction again.
*End of flashback*
That was the last time I saw Bella and I never met her again afterwards, mostly after Charlie Swan passed away just after the graduation. He died at a car crash and I tried very hard to contact Bella, but she never answered any of my calls or my texts. Rumors said she moved back with her mom and went to a collage in Florida.
My college years were not so bad. I've met few girls, but I never could give my whole heart for them. My heart always belonged to Bella, either she knew it or not.
A vibrate from my phone brought me back to reality and I pulled my phone out from my pocket. A text message from my mom.
Don't forget our family dinner.
I rolled my eyes and put my phone back to my pocket. I removed my white jacket and put it on my bag before I got out from my office.
"Going home early, Edward?" Shelly asked me.
I nodded. "Family dinner."
"Ah," she smiled knowingly. "No wonder Dr. Cullen Sr. also go home early."
I grimaced. Yeah, my dad also worked in this hospital, but in different building. An advantage of working at a small town.
"Enjoy your dinner, Edward. Say hi to your mom."
I smiled. "Thank you, Shelly."
I walked out from the ER to my car in the parking lot. I decided to stop by at the groceries to buy some things before I drove to my parent's house. I parked my car at the parking lot and quickly got in into the grocery store. I took a basket and started to buy some necessary things for myself. I rounded in the corner nearest the cashier when I heard someone said, "Hello, Miss Swan. It's so good to see you again."
Did she say Miss Swan?
There could be only one person in this town with the name of Swan.
I slowly turned around and saw a woman with long brown hair stood not far from me. My breath hitched and my blood ran faster in my veins. I've never forget her figure and my heart turned erratic when I saw those chocolate eyes.
She smiled and returned the cashier's greeting while she loaded her groceries to be paid. Did she move here? I watched her purchases and it was not for when you just stay for one night. I stood there like an idiot until Bella said thank you to the cashier and prepared to leave.
Go get her, you idiot!
I snapped back to reality. "Bella!" I called her.
She stopped on her feet and turned around. Her eyes widened when she saw me. "Edward?"
I smiled brightly and quickly approached her. "Hey. It's so good to meet you again. How have you been?"
She blinked and smiled softly, although it didn't reach to her eyes. "I've been good, thank you."
"I'm sorry about what happened to your dad. I...uh...I try to call you, but you...uh...you never call me back," I said nervously.
"Oh...yeah...sorry about that. I had a lot in my mind," she answered softly.
"So, what brings you back to Forks?" I asked again, trying to distract her.
"I...want to sell Charlie's old house. He gave it to me in his will, but I just got the chance to take care of that now."
"Oh, I see," I said dejectedly. If that was the case, she probably only have a few days before heading back to where she came from before.
"So, you're still here?"
I laughed nervously. "Uh...yeah. I'm a doctor at the local hospital."
Bella's eyes lit up and my heart swelled with love. "Wow! Finally you made it, Edward. You always said to me you wanted to be a doctor."
I blinked. "You remember that?" I couldn't believe she still remembers.
Bella laughed lightly. "Of course, silly."
"And how about you?"
Bella's face turned sad and she quickly glanced over to the parking lot. "Uh...I think I have to go. It's nice to see you again, Edward."
"Bella, wait! I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable. At least can I walk you to your car?" I blurted out.
She looked at me cautiously and nodded.
I smiled. "Let me pay my groceries first."
She nodded again.
After paying my groceries, I walked side by side with Bella to the parking lot and approaching a blue sedan. She opened her car and smiled at me. "Thank you, Edward. It's really nice to see you again." She got in and started the engine, leaving me behind in the parking lot.
I watched her drove away from me and the reality slowly kicked in. I even couldn't have the chance to ask for her number. I tugged my hair. "Damn it!"
My phone vibrated again and I realized I almost late for my dinner. I quickly walked back to my car and drove to my parent's house. I couldn't erase Bella's face from my mind. She was still beautiful and more mature. But, it's the sadness in her eyes. What happened to her when we were apart?
I parked my car on my parent's driveway and got out from my car. I opened the front door and greeted by my mom's scowl. Her green eyes, the same as mine, stared at me and I grimaced.
"Sorry, Mom. I hope I'm not late."
She rolled her eyes. "I hope you have a good excuse this time."
"Well, I do. I met Bella Swan at the grocery."
My mom blinked. "Bella? Charlie's Swan daughter?"
I laughed lightly. "Of course, Mom. Who else? I was so surprised when I saw her. I didn't expect her to see her again. She said she wanted to sell Charlie's house. That's why she's here."
My mom furrowed her eyebrows. "Oh, I see."
I looked at my mom curiously. "What is it, Mom?"
She shook her head. "No, it's nothing."
I narrowed my eyes. "Is it something to do with Bella?"
My mom sighed. "Edward-"
"Tell me," I demanded.
She smiled and held my hand. "I don't know exactly the reason why Bella is here in Forks. I just heard some whispers in town."
I rolled my eyes. "Why it doesn't surprise me?"
"They said there was something happened when she was about to get married," my mom said slowly.
I stopped breathing.
You can sue me for writing another story while I just began to write the others...lols...
This story has been in my head for a long time and I just got time to write it down now.
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