A/N: Here's the second chapter of Largely In Love! Updates should start coming at a regular pace. I have another story, "She Makes Me Wanna Say That L-Word," that it would be an honor if you checked out! Don't forget to review with your thoughts! Reviews help me get motivation to write faster!
"To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves."
― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma
Chapter 2: Hiding Behind Tanya Denali
I hear a large grunt from Emmett as him and Jasper place Bella's futon down in the living room. Bella is in the kitchen with Rose and Alice, probably making dinner for everybody. I walk into the kitchen and sit down at the table, followed by Em and Jazz.
"He's native american, his father lives on a Reservation not too far from Forks, actually." Bella tells Rose as she stirs some pasta sauce. "I guess my mother and his older sister went to highschool together, and he came to visit with her."
"Wait, Bells, how old is he?" Rose asks in concern. I was wondering the same thing, actually.
"Jake's our age. He was a surprise, born way after his sisters."
Jake was Bella's new boyfriend she met in Phoenix. He was tall, tan, brown eyes and brown hair, and in his picture he looked crazy ripped.
Basically the exact opposite of me.
Damn those Native American.
God, I was such a girl sometimes.
Bella had barely stopped talking about him since the moment she came home. I had done my best to listen and be attentive, but it hurt so fucking much.
She's supposed to be mine.
The thing is, I knew this was going to happen eventually. I knew Bella was going to find someone that wasn't me especially when I decided I wasn't going to tell her.
So why does it hurt so damn much?
"Do we get to meet him?" Alice asks excitedly. Please say no, please say no.
"Yes!" Bella says happily. "He's coming over for dinner this weekend before classes start on Monday!"
I might puke.
"Oh yay! Oh I have to take you shopping, you need a cute outfit! Oh... and you, Rose, and I should all go get spa treatments!" Alice claps her hands excitedly. I look over at Rose and almost jump in surprise when I notice she's staring at me with a suspicious look on her face. I give a weird look and she looks away with an eye roll. Weird bitch.
"Edward," Bella says suddenly. "Why don't you bring that girl you said you were dating over the summer." Everybody's head snaps to me in surprise.
So I might have told Bella I had a girlfriend over the summer. It was a lie.
I was hoping it would make her jealous.
"Uh, I'll see if she wants to come." I said. I would have to think of some excuse for her not to.
"Isn't this exciting?" Bella said, poking me. "We all are dating someone for once!"
"Yeah!" I said in fake enthusiasm.
Later on that night everybody had left and it was just Bella and I. I just made dinner for us and called her in. She arrives in the kitchen with a smile on her face. She's wearing her bed shorts, so short that a bit of her ass sticks out in them. I glare at the protruding skin, willing the images in my head to go away. The tanktop she's wearing isn't helping either. Its very low cut and a bit tight. It clenches around her gut, showing its smoothness (she had never had rolls). Her long hair was in a messy side-braid, I think she called it a fishtail once before.
"Mmmm," Bella groaned at the smell of the casserole I cooked, "That smells delectable." She grabs a plate and places a large spoonful on her plate. She's about to get another spoonful when I see her halt her movements, look at her plate, and set the spoon down slowly.
"What are you doing?" I ask her in confusion. "There's plenty for the two of us, get more. You didn't eat lunch." She turns a bittersweet smile towards me.
"Nah, I'm on a diet." She says. My mouth drops open while she walks over and sits at the table, waiting for me. I quickly grab my food and sit next to her.
"Bella-" I start but she cuts me off.
"Don't, Edward." She growls. Her eyes give me a look that says shes not to be messed with. "I'm tired of you doing this everytime I try and lose weight. You tell me how beautiful I am with the weight and for some crazy reason I believe you and I give up my diet. Well, stop. Stop lying to me because I need to do this. I'm 200 pounds, Edward. I'm supposed to be at 160 for my height just to be healthy, and 130 to be at the average weight for my height. Not only am I unhealthy, but Jake is the first guy to show interest in me since freshman year and I am not about to lose him because I'm 40 pounds overweight." I gasp at how absurd she's being. If Jake liked her now, why would he suddenly decide he didn't like her extra weight?
"Bella, I cannot believe you just called me a liar." I tell her, honestly a little hurt. "If Jake doesn't like you how you are, you shouldn't be with him to begin with." She rolls her eyes as if this is the stupidest thing I could've said. "And Bella? Im not lying when I say you're beautiful. If you want to try and lose weight then sure, but please don't develop an eating disorder. Because from the looks of the amount you have on your plate and how you didn't eat lunch at all, thats what it looks like."
She gives me an incredulous look. "Of course not, Edward!" She gasps. "I signed up for a gym and I'm just eating smaller portions." She sighed. "Thats what you're supposed to do."
We eat the rest of our meal in silence. We go to bed without saying goodnight.
"My father tried to get me into baseball when I was younger," Jacob fucking douchebag Black tells Emmett Sunday night as we eat dinner, "But I never really liked it all that much." He says with a shrug.
"You're missing out." Emmett tells him, grinning at the asshole.
I don't know if you can tell, but I really don't like Bella's new boyfriend.
"Not really," Bella tells Jake. "I've always found baseball boring myself, my dad never shut up about it when I was a kid."
I never liked baseball either, Bella. I don't see you getting all dressed up for a nice dinner with me.
So maybe I'm a little bitter.
But if you saw how sinful she looked tonight, you would be too.
Bella was wearing a dress that fit around her curves perfectly, barely showing her gut at all. She wore a gray cardigan loosely over it, probably to make the dress more casual. She was wearing a pair of Alice's boots and she looked stunning. It was the first time I'd seen her hair curled since 9th grade.
"Charlie Swan has good taste in sports, that is for sure." Emmett adds in. Emmett and Charlie have always watched baseball together. Game day was when Emmett and I would go over to the Swans, Emmett would watch the game and Bella and I would find something more entertaining to do.
The discussion goes to Jake and where he's going to college.
"I'm actually not going to college." he says. "I have a job as a janitor at the highschool on my fathers reservation." He shrugs in embarrassment.
"Everybody's got to start somewhere." Alice chimes in with an un-judging else gives him accepting smiles, except Rose. She's giving him a look that leads me to believe she's about as fond of him as I am.
Dinner ends not long after and Bella walks Jake out. I try not to count the minutes they're gone.
"What a tool." Rosalie mutters as she walks up beside me. "They were practically eating out of his hand!" I give her an amused smile.
"My thoughts exactly." She turns her head up at me, her eyes narrowing suspiciously.
"Where's your 'girlfriend'?" She asks me. She knows.
"She couldn't make it." I lie anyways.
"You know, Edward." Rosalie almost giggles. "You could just tell Bella you've got a thing for her." I look at her in surprise.
"What're you talking about?" I fake. She rolls her eyes at me as if its the most obvious thing in the world.
"Come on Edward, we may not be the closest but I do know you well enough to know that the looks you've been giving Bella lately are anything but friendly." She snickers. "You want a piece of her scrumptous size-16 ass." I can't believe how blunt she is. No wonder Emmett loves her.
"You better hurry," She notes as Bella walks back through the door with a dreamy smile on her face. As Rosalie walks away I hear her say softly "Before she's gone for good."
One last look at Bella and I suddenly wonder if maybe Rosalie is right.
I've decided to call in reinforcements.
An old friend of mine from high school owes me a favor.
Her name is Tanya Denali, and she is a beautiful blonde, with tan skin, and blue eyes.
She's also a lesbian, not that anyone but me and her girlfriend know that.
I covered for her when her mother caught her making out with another girl and taping it. I told her mother that it was purely for my enjoyment and that she was not interested in girls, not at all.
Her mother is a tad bit on the religious side.
Tanya wasn't allowed to "date" me anymore after that.
So, during my third day of classes I texted her and asked her for that favor she promised me after my "good deed".
Tanya was going to pretend to be the girlfriend I had over the summer.
She was also going to help me make Bella jealous.
She agreed right away, still greatful.
"So you're just now mentioning to me that the girl you've been dating all summer was, Tanya Denali?" Bella asks me skeptically when I tell her. She's laying across the couch in my adidas hoodie and another pair of her pajama shorts, and she's bent in a way that at least half of her large ass cheek is hanging out.
I just wanna rub it with my hand, then flip her over and-
Not the time, Edward.
"Yeah, sorry I just didn't think to mention it before." Bella's eyes narrow.
"Is she still the bible thumper she was in highschool?" She asks. I've never heard Bella be an asshole before but she never did like Tanya all that much.
"It wasn't her; it was her mom Bella." I defend Tanya honestly. Bella rolls her eyes but doesn't say anything, officially dropping the subject.
But its not without notice her slight pick up in breathing and the way she's avoiding my eyes.
Is it maybe because they portray jealousy?
A/N: Whats your opinion? Is Bella jealous?
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