As we shook hands, I looked to see that he was way, and I mean way, more good-looking from close up than from far away. His hair looked so soft that I could just run my hands through them forever and his eyes, oh my gosh his freakin' eyes, they were a sparkly green that I bet when shown in direct light that they twinkled and glowed. His face looked beautiful from his high cheekbones and smooth skin with not one single zit. He looked absolutely perfect while I looked plain. There's nothing really significant or out of the ordinary with me. Yeah, brown hair and brown eyes are real special! I sarcastically thought.

"Ok, class!" Mr. Vanner called to get everyone to pay attention. I got snapped out of my thoughts and turned my head to the front. I realized I was still holding Edward's hand. He noticed too and we let go immediately with a blush forming at my cheeks. He chuckled softly and I blushed even harder. Stupid blush! You always have to ruin everything!

EPOV - Before they officially met.

I made my way to Biology class earlier than everyone else. I sat in one of the tables (well... all of them were empty...) and waited for the bell to ring. I heard two girls talking as they came into the room. That's when I saw her. She looked like the exact girl from across the street. I looked down immediately pretending I was doing something. She looked at me and her eyes widened. Did she recognized me too? I didn't look up but I stared at her from the corner of my eye. She was still looking at me curiously. The girl with her led her to a middle table and they sat down and talked some more. More people filed in and the bell finally rang.

The biology teacher introduced himself and assigned us new seats. When I found out that I were to be sitting next to her, I did a little happy dance in my head. When she sat down next to me I stuck out my hand to introduce myself. She shook it and introduced herself as Bella. Bella... it suits her... I examined her features as she was looking at me too. Her mahogany hair cascaded down the middle of her back in waves. Her eyes were not dull and boring but like melted chocolate pools. Everything about her was beautiful and perfect, and she's waaayyy out of my league. I got bruises covering my entire body, what girl would want that? Mr. Vanner called for attention. She turned her head to the front of the class. I realized we were still holding hands. We let go at the same time with a cute blush forming at her cheeks. I chuckled quietly and she blushed even harder. She's so adorable when she blushes! Did I just think that? Yes you did. Yeah, yeah, whatever...

"Ok, class!" Mr. Banner said. "Now that we are settled, I would like to talk about what we learning this year..." Blah blah blah. The same thing over and over again. I glanced at Bella from the corner of my eye to see her obviously looking bored with her hand resting on her chin and her eyes drooping. I internally chuckled.

Before I knew it the bell rang and it was time to head off to my next class. I gathered my books and put them in my backpack. Someone tapped my shoulder. I turned around to see Bella standing behind me.

"Um, so, um see you tomorrow, Edward." A blush crept on her cheeks.

"Yeah, see you." I said smiling. She blushed deeper and gave a small wave as she walked away. I sighed and slung my backpack over my shoulder.


I headed for my last class which was P.E. I internally groaned. My lack of coordination definitely does not mix with sports; it never did. I headed for the field house which didn't seem that big to be a field house nor too small to be a regular gym. When I got there, most of the kids were sitting on the bleachers talking and all that stuff. A little hand was waving in my direction which I assumed was Alice's hand.

"Bella over here!" She called. I half-ran to where she was and sat next to her.

"Hey Alice!"

"!" I nodded to everything she said even though I didn't understand a word of it. A whistle blew and we were met with a tall guy probably in his mid-fifties or early sixties with old school basketball shorts on and a polo shirt, and he looked pretty tough, no pretty tough is an understatement.

"Alright everyone. I'm Couch Galvis. I have been the school gym teacher for thirty years and so don't give me any crap. You won't like it when I'm angry." He gave us a stern look which scared made my eyes widen slightly.

"Alright! Ok, I'm going to pass out a syllabus so you would know what you would need for class." He said and passed them out and explained everything on it. I zoned out after a few seconds. Ugh! Same thing again! Thank God it's almost over. After he was done, he let us talk for the rest of the time. Alice started talking where she left off before class started. I still couldn't understand her fast words.

The bell finally rang and everyone fled the field house/gym. Alice skipped out in ballerina grace. I tried to catch up with her. When I did we were already at the front doors. I pulled out my cell phone and dialed my dad's number. It rang a couple times.

"Hey Bells!" said Charlie when he picked up his phone.

"Hey! Are you in the parking lot?"

"Oh... I'm so sorry, Bella. I have to work later than I thought I would. Some people found dead bodies sprawled out throughout the forest. What's weird about this is that there is no blood in any of them..." I raised an eyebrow.

"Oh, alright..."

"I'm really sorry, Bells..."

"No, it's alright, Dad."

"Maybe you can ask one of your friends to take you home." He suggested.

"Ok, see you at home."

"Bye, honey." We hung up. Right when I put my cell back in my pocket. Alice bounced to my side.

"Hey, wanna come to my house?" I nodded.

"Sure. I don't have a ride anyway..."

"Your dad's not picking you up?"

"Nope, working late..." She nodded. She glanced out to the parking lot.

"Come on! I want to introduce you to my mom." She grabbed my hand and slightly dragged me to a very sleek SUV. She opened the door and let me go in first. "Mom! This is my new friend Bella!" she said gesturing to me.

"Oh, the chief's daughter?" Mrs. Brandon asked. She had dark brown shoulder length hair that curled at the ends, her eyes were a prominent gray when I looked through the rear view mirror. She had a soft face and perfect eyebrows that arched slightly as she raised them. Everything about her just screamed nice.

"Yes, he wasn't able to pick me up today because there was a problem in the forest." I said.

"Oh! Well, I'm Mrs. Brandon, Alice's mom, obviously, but you can called me Joan!" She has enough energy as Alice.

"Nice to meet you, Mrs. Br-, I mean, Joan." She smiled. After the introduction, Alice started talking animatedly to me. After a few random outbursts of excitement, she exclaimed something that caught my attention.

"OMG! We should totally go shopping sometime!" I made a face. She noticed what I was doing. "What's with the face?" I looked down.

"I... well, I'm not a very big fan of shopping..." I looked up and saw her jaw dropped and her chin lowered.

"Well, with all the shopping trips we are going to take, you will eventually learn to love it." Was she serious? Well she does have a serious face on... Yeah, yeah, I saw that.