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Bella thwacked him on the chest and glared murderously.

"I thought you were talking about an invading force of vampires or something! Not high school! That's not as scary!"

Edward tilted his head to the side and cocked an eyebrow.

"No? There are going to be a lot of stares when they see you and I together."

Bella cringed.

"Okay, that is scary. But still!"

Edward chuckled and took her hand, walking out of the house with her and getting into the Volvo.

"First, time to change your clothes. You've been in those for three days and I'm sure you'll want to do... human things."

This time it was her turn to laugh and when they arrived at her house, she left him with Charlie to shower, brush her teeth, her hair, you know, human things. Some tasks were slightly troublesome because of her brace and hand so she removed the brace and proceeded to be extra careful. When she was soothed and clean, she dressed into a normal school outfit, finding a pair of plain blue skinny jeans and a light pink and cream colored blouse. When she was satisfied that she no longer looked a mess, she put her brace back on, shuffled down the stairs, and smiled at Edward and Charlie who were leaning against the counter in the kitchen, seemingly talking about sports.

When they say her, they stopped talking and said their farewells.

As Bella was walking out the door, Charlie brushed some hair away from her ear casually and whispered,

"Alright, you can keep that one."

Bella blushed. It seemed everyone was saying that around her today. Jacob forgotten, she planned to have a normal day of school, possibly a bit out of the ordinary due to Edward but...

She hopped into the silver car and they drove away and arrived at the school promptly before the bell rung and people still loitered outside.

Bella chewed her bottom lip and Edward grabbed her hand.

"Its alright, just ignore everyone."

She nodded and they both stepped out of the car.

The reaction was somewhat delayed but when it hit, boy did it hit. The entire courtyard dropped silent and Edward held Bella's hand firmly, silently willing her not to run away screaming. She squeezed back in reply.

They walked by everyone without looking directly at a single person, their eyes cast forward and feet in rhythm.

They made it to the front entrance and when the doors shut behind them, students outside immediately shook themselves out of their reveries and swarmed in small groups, gossip already a main event.

"Huh. Well, that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be."

Edward smiled at her and opened his mouth to say something but was interrupted by a loud yell.

"Bella!" She had just enough time to look up before a small pink thing tackled her in a hug.

"...Jessica?"

Her friend lifted her head from her hug and stepped back, glaring at her.

"Where have you been? I was worried sick! I called you over and over again but you never answered!"

"Uh, sorry Jess, I was kinda preoccupied and unconscious."

"Unconscious? What? Sorry, I'll ask later. But guess what? Mike asked me to the dance! Isn't that great!" She blabbered to Bella and she resisted the strong urge to roll her eyes.

"Yeah, that's awesome Jess. I'm sure you guys will have a lot of fun."

"I know right? I mean- well hellooo tall, dark, and handsome! Who might you be?" Jessica suddenly stopped talking, put on a charming, flirtatious face and noticed Edward.

"Oh, Jess, this is my..."

"Boyfriend. Edward Cullen. Nice to meet you Jessica." Edward smiled and held out a hand which Jessica shook, enthusiastically but a little withdrawn.

"Boyfriend...?" She looked quizzically at Bella and then Back to Edward.

Bella nodded and Jessica pouted and glared. The pout was due to not being in on the gossip, and the glare said "I am so going detective on your ass later."

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