A/N: So, it would seem my email was hacked. Along with this, my ffn account seemed to have someone fiddling with it, releasing chapter 6, taking it away, and then fiddling with it some more by putting gibberish in and then putting my other story I'm working on as chapter 7. I apologize to my beta, EdwardsFirstKiss (Donna) and to all my readers. I assume the issue has been dealt with now. Passwords have been changed and all that jazz.
I didn't really get many reviews for last chapter so I'm assuming its because of all the issues that occurred. Please, by all means, feel free to review. They make me happy and know that people aren't just favoring and following for a later read and are actively reading this story.
Chapter 7: Emanon
If there's a prize for rotten judgement
I guess I've already won that
No man is worth the aggravation
That's ancient history, been there, done that!
[Muses:] Who'd' ya think you're kiddin'
He's the Earth and heaven to you
Try to keep it hidden
Honey, we can see right through you
Girl, ya can't conceal it
We know how ya feel and
Who you're thinking of
No chance, no way
I won't say it, no, no
You swoon, you sigh
why deny it, uh-oh
It's too cliche
I won't say I'm in love
I thought my heart had learned its lesson
It feels so good when you start out
My head is screaming get a grip, girl
Unless you're dying to cry your heart out
You keep on denying
Who you are and how you're feeling
Baby, we're not buying
Hon, we saw ya hit the ceiling
Face it like a grown-up
When ya gonna own up
That ya got, got, got it bad
Whoa: No chance, no way
I won't say it, no, no
Give up, give in
Check the grin you're in love
This scene won't play,
I won't say I'm in love
You're doin' flips read our lips
You're in love
You're way off base
I won't say it
She must be in love
Get off my case
I won't say it
Girl, don't be proud
It's O.K. you're in love
At least out loud,
I won't say I'm in love
"You're an asshole. All that shit talk about not hooking up and you do that shit?" Bella grumbled and grabbed towards my cigarettes that sat on the dash. I smiled and shook my head.
"You seemed hungry," I shrugged and pulled on the highway. Bella glared over at me and lit a cigarette.
"Do I look someone who eats much?" She spat. I chuckled.
"Which is precisely the reason I think you need some food in your system." Bella pouted and crossed her arms like a petulant child.
If the Chief hadn't come home when he had, I would probably have been balls deep in Bella and had her every way to Sunday. That just would not do. I'd thrown a bitch fit about us hating each other a few days ago if we fucked, and I'd just gotten her friendship back. I wasn't going to chance it again. I needed to tell my dick to calm the fuck down before shit got out of control. We were friends again. Something I'd been wanting since that stupid stunt I'd pulled in the meadow three years ago. Why couldn't Bella just see at thetime that she had been my everything? That James was bad for her? I would've protected her from all of the pain and hurt he eventually caused her if she had just seen how I felt about her...
I glanced over at Bella where her legs were curled up to her chest. The cigarette dangled from her hand and she took another drag.
"So, where are we getting this cockblocking pizza from?" Bella asked and looked over at me. Smoke billowed from her mouth and she blew it in my direction.
"Cockblocking pizza?" I smirked and turned off of the highway. She raised her eyebrow towards me.
"Can we stop the bullshit of not having sex? Or acting like it's not there? It's slightly irritating to think you don't want to have sex with me." She rolled down her window and flicked the cigarette butt out of the window. I rolled my eyes.
"We've talked about this-"
"And I don't give two shits, Edward!. Either, you want to fuck me or you don't. Since when does Edward Cullen turn down pussy, anyway?" I gripped the steering wheel harder and continued our travel down the road.
"Is that how you really think of me?" I asked and looked over at her. Her eyes were narrowed and arms crossed. Bella was in full on bitch mode and I really didn't know if I could blame her. Shit, my dick hated me now too. The poor fucker was literally pouting and cheering for Team Bella.
Bella sighed and leaned her head back against the seat. "No. Yes. I don't know. I'm not really into this whole friendship thing, I guess. I mean, we've had our hands down each other's pants at this point. It's kind of ridiculous to deny one another the sexual gratification that we both know is held in the Promised Landd." Bella looked down at her chewed up nails. "Look, I didn't mean to imply you're some sort of man whore or anything. It's just...I really don't know what the fuck we're doing. One minute you're 'Let's talk and be merry' and the next, you're fucking knuckle deep in my vagina giving me mind-blowing orgasms. I can't deal with it. You're giving me whiplash."
"Mind blowing orgasms, huh?" I smirked and pulled in front of the pizza parlor. Bella rolled her eyes and followed me out of the car.
"You know what I mean..." she huffed and came to stand beside me. I glanced up at the menu and smiled.
"Large pepperoni pizza please-"
"Light sauce on half," Bella held her hand up and smiled. The waiter smiled and began making our pizza.
"I can't actually say I know what you mean," I continued our conversation. Bella rolled her eyes and crossed her arms.
"You're an asshole," she grumbled.
"So you've said," I chuckled. A hard fist connected with my shoulder and I rubbed it. "Ow, that really hurt."
"Good," she shot out. I rolled my eyes at her antics.
"How's Maggie doing?" I asked as I looked up at the menu.
"You want to ask about Maggie now?" She whispered. I laughed and looked over at her.
"Sure. Why not?" I shoved my hands into my pockets.
"She's getting fat," Bella shrugged. Her hands went to her mouth to chew on her nails. I pulled her hand from her mouth and kissed her fingers.
"I didn't mean to be cruel," I whispered. She snatched her hand from my grip.
"Whatever," she grumbled. Our pizza finished a few minutes later and I took out my wallet.
"Do you want a drink or anything?" I asked when I turned towards her. She shook her head and I smiled. "I'll take a two liter of Pepsi." I handed my cash over and took our purchase out towards the car.
"I said I didn't want a drink," Bella grumbled when we began moving down the road.
"Who said it was for you?" I raised my brow. She narrowed her eyes on the road before us and I chuckled. "Besides, you never actually said you didn't want a drink."
Bella sat with her arms crossed the entire drive to my house. She really was a stubborn girl. When we pulled into the drive, I sighed and pulled my cell phone out when it rang.
"Hello?" I answered and grabbed the pizza from the back seat. Bella huffed her way towards the door and stood once more with her arms crossed and hip jutted out. How cute, I mused.
"So, Tyler was just arrested," Emmett began slowly. I stopped and stood in the driveway.
"Arrested? For what?" I spat out. Bella's eyes widened and she grabbed for the pizza. I unlocked the door for her and followed her into the kitchen.
"I don't know...questioning? I don't know man. They had a whole fucking force at the hotel they have his parents locked up at. Needless to say, they're pretty pissed." I grabbed at my hair and spun around.
"I thought that fucking story we pulled was fool-proof," I growled into the phone. I could hear commotion on the other end as Jasper came on.
"Yeah, me too. Someone talked."
"Apparently..." I glanced up and found Bella picking at a piece of pizza. She shrugged at me and moaned when she bit into the slice.
"I think the best thing to do...is burn everything," Jasper whispered.
My eyes enlarged. "Everything? Are you fucking serious?" I yelled into the phone. Bella slowly chewed on her pizza and smiled up at me. She pushed her ass out and leaned her elbows on the counter. Fuck the Lord.
"That's the only way to get out of this shit. If they have nothing, they can't charge us, right?" Jasper mumbled.
"You really think Tyler is going to go on all of us?" I asked. Bella took another bite out of her pizza and moaned louder. I glared over at her and she giggled.
"Who are you with?" Jasper asked with a chuckle.
"No one," I answered into the phone. I scratched at my head again and sighed. "Listen. Just...keep an eye on it, ok? If Tyler talks...well...I don't know. Just, keep an eye on it?"
Jasper sighed. "I guess. I'll let Paul and all them know." I nodded and hung the phone up.
"Was that necessary?" I snapped and grabbed a piece of pizza from the box.
"What?" Bella asked innocently as she shrugged her shoulders. I rolled my eyes and bit into my slice. "So, what's the scoop?"
"Tyler was arrested," I answered and bit into my slice again. "And, I think shit's hitting the fan."
"Oh, no big deal." Bella rolled her eyes dramatically. "When should I expect my dad to arrest me?" She ran her hand nervously through her hair. "Shit. This is fucking stupid. I should've never gone to that damn party."
I looked over at her with narrowed eyes. "It's not you who needs to worry about being arrested."
She scoffed. "Really? Because, it's not like I wasn't fucking here when the damn Chief and his flunky showed up and SAW ME in your lap. You don't think they're going to put two and two together? Shit, of course fucking not. You all thought you were untouchable...fuck." She chewed on her bottom lip and picked at the pepperoni on her pizza.
"I'll say you had nothing to do with it," I said softly and looked down at her. Tears were threatening to spill over her eyes and I sighed. I didn't deal well with tears. "Bella-"I reached towards her.
"No, don't." She smacked my hand away and rubbed at her eyes. She sniffled before looking up at me. "What am I going to tell my dad?"
I sighed and smoothed a strand of hair out of her face. I could only imagine the anxiety attack forming in her stomach. "Nothing. I mean, he would've called you at this point, right? Or at least come looking for you?" I raised my brows. "And, you just talked to him. I don't think he would've been so jovial had he been planning an interrogation on you or me, right?" I pressed my forehead to hers and breathed in her scent.
"I can't lie to him, though," she whispered and traced a finger over my t-shirt. I nodded slowly in understanding.
"But, we don't know what Tyler's been arrested for anyway. It could be for anything. Tyler isn't exactly the best example of model behavior," I chuckled. Bella hid a laugh and wrapped her arms around my waist.
"Can you hold me? Like...a friend hold? This is ok, right?" She whispered into my shirt. I chuckled and rubbed my hand down her back.
"This is ok," I smiled. I kissed the top of her head and frowned when I felt her frantic heartbeat. "It will all work itself out," I soothed. Honestly, I had no idea. I had no idea about anything at this point. I didn't know what the fuck Tyler had gotten himself into and I didn't know if his arrest centered around that party. I couldn't exactly guarantee his silence on the matter of Jasper and I being involved. I hated not knowing if I was royally fucked or not.
Bella sighed against my shirt and I could feel her wipe her wet face against the material. "Edward?"
"Huh?" I whispered and pulled back from her.
"You'll stay here, right?" She asked softly. I frowned.
"What do you mean? Where would I go?" I laughed.
"Well, if you become a felon and all that shit, you're not going to run away right? I mean, we still have a semester of school left-"
I threw my head back in a laugh. "I think they'd let me get my GED in prison, Bella."
Bella hit me hard on the arm and I winced. "Shut up!"
I shook her head and pulled her against me once more and kissed her forehead. "I'm not going to prison. Like I said, we don't know what they arrested Tyler for anyway. Be cool?"
"OK," she whispered. I smiled and grabbed for another piece of pizza.
"Eat up, cupcake. I know how much you hate cold pizza." I shoved her away and towards the pizza. She sniffled and picked up another piece of pizza.
"You forgot the Pepsi," she smiled and bit into her slice.
"I thought you didn't want the Pepsi?" I smiled and tilted my head. She shrugged and rolled her eyes as I walked back out to my car.
Bella was standing on her tip toes getting glass out of the cupboard when I came back in. My laugh caused one of them to slip from her grip and shatter on the hardwood floor.
"Shit! Edward!" She jumped and shrieked once more. I furrowed my brows and placed the two liter on the counter.
"Bella," I sighed and leaned down to pick her up and place her on the counter.
"Get it out! Get it out!" She moaned and winced when I brought her foot up to inspect it.
"How the hell did you not hear me come in?" I asked as I opened the drawer next to her. She shook her head and wiggled her foot. "Stop moving."
"It fucking hurts," she hissed when I brought it up once more.
"Obviously." I rolled my eyes.
"You know how clumsy I am," she whispered and bit down on her lip.
"Apparently deaf as well." I turned her so that her foot would be underneath of the faucet.
"What are you doing?" She asked as her eyes widened.
"Cleaning your foot? Why did you take your shoes off? Never mind," I shook my head. Bella hated wearing shoes. Esme loved her for it. It meant her carpets stayed clean.
"Aren't you supposed to take out the huge ass chunk there?" She asked. I let go of her foot and let I dangle over the edge of the sink.
"Get to it, Dr. Swan." I stepped back from the ledge.
"No, no. It's fine, carry on," she motioned with her hand. I shook my head and grabbed for the tweezers from the first aid kit I had grabbed from the drawer. I laid out some paper towels for the glass to sit on and inspected her foot once more.
"I'm just going to put your foot under the stream, OK?" I turned the water on and brought her foot under the warm water and washed away the small amount of dirt that had collected on it. There was a good-sized piece of glass lodged into the arch of her foot , surrounded by many smaller shards. I sighed and grabbed the tweezers once more. Bella hissed when I removed the first piece.
"Only a few more. You're doing great," I smiled and pulled the remaining few from her foot. I ran it under the water once more and smiled over at her. "Only you, Bella."
She stuck her tongue out at me. "Yeah, yeah. I should live in a bubble."
I chuckled and rubbed some antiseptic ointment on her foot before wrapping it in gauze. "There, you're all better." I turned her to face toward me.
"Can I still have the Pepsi?" She asked and inspected her bandaged foot. I laughed and grabbed the two liter from the island and handed it to her.
"Do you want more pizza? You probably bled out most of what you ate." Bella punched me in the arm and glared.
"Asshole," she muttered before drinking out of the bottle. I shook my head and went towards the broom closet.
"Can I trust you to sit there while I get the broom to clean this up?" I raised my brow at her.
She motioned her hand away and I chuckled.
"You know, I always liked a man who knew how to sweep," Bella smirked as I bent to dust-up the remaining glass. I stood up and emptied it into the trash below the island.
"And I always had a thing for damsels in distress," I joked and threw a towel on the floor to mop up the blood that had spilled from her wound.
"I'm not a damsel," Bella declared.
"Oh?" I asked and placed myself between her legs on the counter. "Then what are you?" I smirked.
Bella pursed her lips in thought. "Well, I find myself more like Meg."
I creased my brows. "Meg? Like, Meg Ryan?"
She rolled her eyes dramatically. "No. Meg. From Hercules? The cartoon, historically inaccurate, Disney version?"
Realization came over me. "Oh...well, she played a damsel."
"Yes, but she wasn't exactly in need of saving." She took another chug from the Pepsi.
"The centaur begs to differ," I smiled and took the bottle from her. I took a drink myself.
She shrugged. "Details, details. Anyway, Meg was a strong-willed woman. Scorched by the man she loved."
"You loved James?" I questioned.
She chuckled. "OK, maybe not that far. But, Meg had this attitude that I can relate to. She was her own woman. Self-made kind of girl."
"Right..." I narrowed my eyes at her. "So, does that make me Hercules?" I smirked.
Bella thought for a moment. "Nah, you're Phil. Definitely Phil." She laughed and pushed me away. Her foot prevented her from running far and I growled and picked her up.
"I'm not a fat, balding goat!" I cried and threw her on the couch. I grabbed her sides and she let out a shriek. She grabbed on my hair and I groaned.
"OK, not balding at least..." She breathed out through her laughs.
"You're saying I'm fat?" I faked admonishment. My mouth dropped open and I tickled her more.
"Stop! Uncle! Uncle!" She laughed and wiggled beneath me.
"Say I'm Hercules," I whispered. We both stopped our movement and stared at one another. Bella bit down on her lip and smiled shyly.
"You are," she whispered.
"No, say that I'm Hercules."
She clapped her hands before her. "Hercules! Hercules!" She laughed and threw her head back against the couch.
"An Eddie Murphy impression, really Bella?" I laughed and grabbed her sides once more. She laughed loudly and tried pushing my hands away.
"OK, really, I'm sorry!" She gasped out.
"You said sorry before."
"Well I am this time!" She laughed out and writhed. I stopped and pulled away from her as she caught her breath. I smiled smugly as her as I put my hands against the back of the couch.
"So, am I Hercules?" I smirked. She smiled and bit her lip.
"No," she breathed out. "I think you're Adonis."