Chapter Thirteen

I walk over to a near tree and stand by it, waiting for him to get to me. I pretend to be interested in the trunk, not wanting to face him as he makes his way over.

"What were you just doing with Mike?" He asks impatiently, not even a hi, or a hey I'm sorry about last night.

I turn to face him and decide if he's going to cut straight to the point, so will I. "Walking." What did it look like we were doing?

"Why did he have his arm around you?"

"Are you serious right now? Nothing is going on with me and Mike."

"You sure about that? You two looked kinda cozy." His voice is doubtful and wary but I sense the anger too.

"Oh really? I'll tell you who looked cozy, you and Tanya last night. Did you have fun dropping her off home?" The sarcasm is practically dripping from my voice.

He sighs and rubs his hands over his face. "Nothing is going on with me and Rosalie." He says, mimicking my earlier words.

"You sure about that?" I ask, not willing to back down.

He was the one in the wrong here, not me. He was the one dropping off girls he'd fucked while on a date with me. I didn't give a fuck that it was all fake, no-one else knew that.

He doesn't reply so I decide to just carry on talking, waiting for some kind of rise out of him. The truth always came out when people were angry.

"You made me look like an idiot. I didn't sign up for this, I didn't sign up for your previous fuck buddy aswell as you."

"I haven't slept with Tanya." He says with a straight face.

My fucking ass has he not slept with her. "Don't you fucking lie to me! Don't you remember the first time we met? Yeah, exactly."

"Bella, I haven't fucked her. It's not like that between us, she's a family friend I have to look out for her."

I take a step back as he nears me, "Well it sure is like that to her. Whatever this is, it's finished. I didn't come to college to take part in fake relationships."

I walk off back towards Mike, Alice and Jasper, ignoring him and his shouts. Alice is busy chatting to Jasper so I go to Mike instead.

"You okay?" He asks me while staring back and forth at Edward and I.

"Fine. Come on, let's go." I say, not really in the mood to speak anymore.

That fucking idiot has a good way of always putting me in a mood. I grab onto Mikes arm and pull him so that we can leave, but my other arm is pulled back suddenly so I find myself facing Edward.

"Where are you going? We aren't done talking." He half shouts at me.

"I said I'm done, so yes we are. Let go of my arm." I shrug myself out of his grip but he grabs my waist instead, pulling me towards him.

I push at his arms to try and get out of them but they're too tight and he's a lot stronger than me.

"Bella, just let me explain."

"Hey man, just let her go." We both look towards Mike who's looking at both of us, as lost as ever. His hand is on Edwards shoulder as if to pull him back.

I look back at Edward who doesn't look all too happy to see Mike butting in and realise just what might happen.

"Get your hand off me. Now." Edward says to Mike in a voice I hardly recognise.

At this point Alice and Jasper are walking upto us, both wondering what's going on.

"Mike I'm fine, just leave us for a bit yeah? I'll find you later." I say quickly, worried that something might happen to him if he sticks around. I didn't want Mike getting caught up in my problems.

"You sure Bella?" He asks again, looking between us.

"She said she's fine Mike, now run along."

God, shut the fuck up Edward.

"Leave him alone, he's just looking out for me." I snap at Edward.

"Yeah that's because he likes you. I knew something was going on!" He shouts back at me.

He let's go of my waist and grabs Mike by the collar, ready to beat the living daylights out of him. I move fast and without thought.

"Get off him!" I push Edwards hands off of Mike and step inbetween them. One of my hands is on Mikes arm, and the other is on Edwards chest. I look towards Edward, pleading with him to just leave it. "Stop it. Please."

His eyes are dazed and I can tell he's looking right through me, too focused on Mike who looks ready to give as good as he gets.

I place both of my hands on Edwards cheeks and pull his face down so that he's looking at me. "Come on, let's go talk."

I grab his hand and pull him away from the scene that's garnered nearly everyones attention and mouth a sorry towards Mike and Alice.

We're walking for a few seconds before Edward takes the lead and heads towards the carpark and to his car.

I get in and sit down, both of us silent as we stare out the windows.

"Are you calm now?" I ask, not wanting to be sitting there in silence for what could be hours.

He sighs and puts his head on his steering wheel, hitting it twice. "You're driving me crazy, you know that?"

"Me? Why? You're the one who nearly turned into the Incredible Hulk back there!"

It was intended as a joke but he doesn't laugh, instead he turns to look at me and I realise that something is affecting him. Something is gnawing at him inside.

"I haven't been able to get you out of my head. Good Lord, I tried. I really did but I don't know what's going on, ever since I met you I've just been drawn to you."

What was he trying to say? This was not happening.

"Be quiet, just stop. I don't want to hear it." I really don't want to hear what I think he's about to say.

"Shut the fuck up Bella, you're going to listen to this." He says punching his steering wheel. "I think, I think I like you. It's crazy and I don't even know if that's what it really is but I've never felt like this before."

I get out of the car fast, needing to be anywhere but here, needing to be far from him. He liked me? He fucking liked me? The only feeling I had right now was anger, pure anger. How dare he tell me he likes me after treating me the way he did.

A guy who liked a girl didn't leave her at a party after inviting her to it, to drop off the local slut.

I run fast but he's beside me in a flash, pulling me back from my escape.

"Why the fuck are you running?" He shouts.

"Because I-I, I don't know! You don't like me ok. Just take it all back." I scream at him, my anger rising as the seconds go by.

He doesn't like me. He can't. I'm just Bella, boys don't fall for me. I wasn't that girl, I would never be that girl. He was being stupid.

"Don't try and tell me how I feel, I fucking do-" I cut him off before I have to hear it again.

"No, you don't Edward. You're just saying that because I'm the first girl to say no, I'm the first one to give you that challenge, but it isn't like that. I'm not doing this because I want to keep you interested. I agreed to the fake relationship because I didn't have feelings for you!" Didn't? No, no, no.

I realise what I'd said when he starts smiling instead of just getting angrier.

Am I in denial? Do I like Edward?

His eyes become bigger and I realise his face is getting closer to mines and then his lips land on mine and all is forgotten.

His kiss is so consuming it feels as if my breath is being stolen from me. My head starts to feel light as if I'm floating, but my body? My body feels as if it's on fire.

I wrap my hands around his neck and pull him down closer to me. His arms pull my waist towards him and his hands slide down towards my ass. He squeezes slightly, and pushes me into his growing erection.

I moan into his mouth, taking the lead as I shamelessly rub myself against him.

The kiss is hard and fast, consuming me from the inside out. He's a good kisser, I'll give him that. Probably the best I'll ever have.

I pull back once I realise there's no way I'm going to be able to focus with his lips on mine.

"Does that mean yes?"

"Yes, what?" I ask, confused. He hadn't asked me a question, had he?

"Yes, you'll make a go of things between us."

Am I ready for that? Ready for the heartbreak, the emotion, the happiness, the floating on cloud nine feeling?

Edward is complicated and we'd have to work at it, but then who wants a perfect relationship?


"Ok?" He asks, repeating what I had just said.

"Yeah, we can make a go of things. We'll date, see how it goes, if it fucks up, we never speak again, if it works, well then we'll see what happens."

"Oh don't worry Bella, you'll fall madly in love with me and everything will be fine."

That's what I'm afraid of.


A/N -

Thanks for being so patient guys, I'm trying I swear.

What do you think then? Did Bella make the right decision? Who's excited for the bonfire? (Let's just say you should be as it's the first official test for Bella and Edward to see how they do as a dating couple atm.)

Thanks for reading guys. X