I was up by 6:30 AM the next morning. Like always, I got into my running shoes, some Nike shorts, and a plain white tee. Emmett was stil asleep, as I could still hear his snores from my room. He knows that I jog every morning, so I didn't have to leave him a note. I shot Bella a text saying good morning because I am so completely hypnotized by her and I've only met her a couple hours ago. After about 10 minutes of stretching, I wore my earphones and played my work-out playlist and began to start jogging.
I eventually started to run and as I was doing so, I found my thoughts begin to direct back to Bella and how I wanted her to be right here with me. I can't believe I can be so smitten with someone I've just met. Is that even possible? I've heard my dad and mom go on and on about love at first sight, but I never really thought about it much. My parents have been married more than 50 years, and I told myself that I wanted to have that kind of love, too. Unfortunately with my ex, I never really saw myself spending the rest of my life with her. I thought I was in love the first few months, but then being with her eventually felt like being with a colleague.
But meeting Bella was a whole nother story.
Everything just felt right when I was with her. I know, it sounds so cheesy, but for the first time, I was really looking forward to something other than being the next vice president for the company. I was looking forward to seeing her and talking to her on Wednesday.
After about an hour of running, I ended up in the Starbucks near my apartment and got a venti cappuccino. I sat down right beside the window and unlocked my phone, surprised to see a reply from Bella.
Good morning! You're up early.. :) -B
I just got done running, actually. At Starbucks RN. -E
That's nice. I usually just go to the gym and use the treadmill. -B
I really can't wait until Wednesday, pretty girl. -E
Me too.. -B
Are you free today? -E
Yes sir! Probably just going to chill. No plans as of the moment. And you? -B
I was planning to watch Life of Pi later in the afternoon by myself.. You wanna come? :D I really really wanna see you… Maybe we can grab dinner, too? -E
Definitely. :) What time? -B
Pick you up at 4:30, just text me your address. -E
Alright. See you. ;) -B
I internally shouted. Yes! I was going to see Bella today! I walked back home with a smile on my face. My phone vibrated from another text. I thought it was from Bella, but it was from Em.
Hey bro. Just wanted to tell U that I'm gonna be out until 2nite. See ya tom. -Em
I shot him back a text saying I'll be out too, and I took a shower and got my laptop out. I had a lot of work to do and I really wanted to impress the board of directors, so I turned my phone off and played some classical music to calm myself down. I was able to focus and got a lot of work done. I occasionally took breaks, having some Doritos and a Coke here and there, but I was entirely too concentrated on my work to even get up to grab lunch. Before I knew it, it was quarter to four and I decided that it was time to put away my laptop and the stacks of paper that surrounded me, and started to get ready. I took a shower once more and I put on a black v-neck with cargo shorts and my black topsiders. I tried to tame my crazy hair, and put on a little bit of wax, but I was really hopeless and ended up just giving up. I spritzed on my cologne and grabbed a jacket, in case it gets chilly.
I got my keys to my beloved silver Volvo and my phone, and checked to see Bella's address. She lived not too far, but not too close. I arrived at her building at 4:20. It wasn't too early, but it wasn't too late, too. I rode the elevator, and walked towards her apartment door, feeling really anxious and excited at the same time. I knocked on her door, suddenly feeling really dumb for not getting her anything. Really, Edward? How can you forget! The door opened a few seconds later and all my unease immediately left my body. I don't think I'll ever get over how beautiful she really is.
Bella was wearing a simple white top paired with a pair of jeans and some flats. Her hair was on a high pony tail, and with this type of laid back style, I think I've fallen more captivated by her, if that was even possible. I never thought a girl look laid back and simple, but still be classy.
"Hey, Edward!" she stepped forward and hugged me, which surprised me.
"Hey, what's up? Are you ready?" I asked, feeling really happy that I'm right here with her again.
"Yes, I am." She turned around, grabbed her purse, locked her door all in about 5 seconds.
"All right then. Let's go!"
I was really impressed by Edward's punctuality. I didn't expect him to come slightly early, but I was really excited nonetheless. I've been thinking of Edward ever since he sent me that good morning text. I could tell that he really is sweet and caring and just everything I'd ever want in a guy. I'm just hoping he'd want me, too. We rode in his Volvo on the way to the theaters. The car was filled with classical music and a comfortable silence between us. We arrived at the theater about 15 minutes later, and we went up to the ticket booth.
"Two for Life of Pi, please." Edward said. The cashier handed him the tickets, and I reached into my bag for my wallet. Just as I was going to hand him my money, he was already handing me the ticket.
"No, Edward. I wanted to pay for mine!"
"What kind of gentleman would I be if I let my beautiful date pay?"
"Oh, so this is what it is, huh? A date?" I smirked.
"Um... i-if y-you want it to be." he stuttered and his face became an adorable shade of pink.