Edward, Rosalie, Emmett, Alice, and Jasper have been friend since they can remember. They all went to the same college, but how will the girls react when they meet their new roommate Bella Swan? All human! Better Summary inside. R&R! Please give it a chance.
4. Chapter 4
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-Alice’s Dinner Party-
I was sitting in my room, trying to avoid Bella. She doesn’t seem worth my time to get to know. She seems nice and all, but just not the type of person I would be friends with.
“Rose, we are going to have a dinner party tonight.” Alice informed me.
“Great.” I said with heavy sarcasm. “Who’s all coming?”
“Just Jazz, Edward, Emmett, and Bella. Can you please at least be civil towards Bella tonight? She not that bad once you get to know her Rose.”
“Seven o’clock is when everyone will be here.” Alice said as she was leaving.
I don’t know how someone so small can be so bossy, but Alice manages to be both. So I have to at least talk to Bella. That can’t be that bad can it?
I walked into kitchen, I saw Alice trying to get dinner ready.
“Do you want some help with dinner?” I asked.
“Sure. Can you start off by setting the table? That would help me a bunch.”
She went over to the cupboards and got the plates, cups, and bowls. I went to get the silverware. When I was finished setting the table, I went back to the kitchen.
“What else needs to be done?” I asked.
“Can you put a salad together?”
“Yes.” I was glad to be helping out with something. After all she did help me.
I walked by the oven and smelled something absolutely amazing.
“Alice, what is in the oven?”
“Oh that’s just our dinner. I have it in there to keep in warm.”
I finished making the salad, when the doorbell rang. I felt my heart doing flips in my chest. Was it him?
“Bella, can you be a dear and answer the door?”
“Sure Alice.” I was anxious to see who it was.
I opened the door to see Edward and two other guys.
“Hello. Come on in.” I moved out of the way so they could enter.
“You must be Bella?” The taller and muscled one asked.
“Yes and you are?” I asked trying to be social, but I only wanted to talk to Edward.
“I’m Emmett and this is Jasper.” He said point to the guy next to him. “I believe you already know Edward.” I blushed at his last comment.
“It’s nice to meet you.”
Jasper and Emmett went to the living room, and Edward just stood there smiling at me. I couldn’t keep my heart from picking up it pace. His smile melted me.
Bella looked absolutely stunning in her khaki skirt and her silky blue blouse. I like the way the blue accented her features. I couldn’t help smiling at the very sight of her. I noticed her flushed face and could see that she was nervous.
“Hi.” She said so quietly I had a hard time hearing her.
“Don’t worry, I am not going to do anything to take you surprise. At least not right away.” I tried to joke with her. She smiled up at me and simply shook her head.
“Well I hope not.” She laughed.
“I am really sorry about earlier. I don’t know what came over me. I hope you forgive me.”
“Of course I forgive you.” She smiled her beautiful smile at me. It should be illegal to look so gorgeous. Now I understand the expression ‘if looks could kill’. If her looks could kill I would definitely be dead.
“So are we going to go and eat?” I asked her.
“What? Oh yeah.”
She shut the door and walked towards the dinning area, I followed her. Alice came in and stole Bella from my eyesight.
“Hello.” Escaped from his mouth in his wonderfully velvet voice.
“Hi.” I whispered.
“Don’t worry, I am not going to do anything to take you surprise. At least not right away.” He joked. I didn’t really care what he did, just as long as he was with me.
“Well I hope not.” I tried to laugh.
“I am really sorry about earlier. I don’t know what came over me. I hope you forgive me.” Why is he apologizing? I enjoyed it, but I don’t think I need to tell him that.
“Of course I forgive you.” How could I not forgive someone as handsome and charming as he? I stared into his vibrant green eyes and got lost in them.
“So are we going to go and eat?” He brought me back to reality. I tried to gather my thoughts quickly.
“What? Oh yeah.”
I shut the door and walked to the dinning room. I felt his eyes staring at me and I was glad he couldn’t see my face. My face was flushed once again.
“Bella, can you help me for a minute?”
“Yeah.” I was a little relieved when she asked for help, but at the same time I didn’t want to leave Edward.
“What do you need help with?” I asked.
“Nothing right now. So what did you guys talk about?”
“Nothing really. He apologized for earlier and that was about it.”
I was telling the truth, but I knew she wanted to know exactly how I felt about him. I wasn’t really sure about how I felt about Edward yet. I knew I was attracted, but there’s something else about him that makes me feel the need to be with him every chance I had.
“So what do you need help with?” I asked again.
“Can you help serve the salad?” She smiled at me, but this was a smile that informed me that our conversation about Edward wasn’t over.
Alice and I put the salads down in front of everyone. Alice sat across from Jasper, Rose sat across from Emmett, which left me sitting across from the mysterious Edward. There was a light conversation, but I didn’t really hear what they were saying. I looked up at Edward to see him staring at me. We stared at each other until there was a question directed at us.
“Are you finished with your salad?” Alice’s twinkling voice asked.
“Yes.” Edward replied and I nodded my head. I looked around to see everyone staring this way now. I blushed with embarrassment. Rose and Alice left and came back with our dinner.
I took a bite out of it. It was delicious. “What is this Alice?”
“Tortellini with mushroom carbonara sauce. Why? You don’t like it?”
“No, I love it. It is one of the very few meals I have had cooked for me in the past years that is delicious. My father can’t cook.”
Speaking of my father reminded me that I forgot to call him. I guess I’ll have to call him after dinner.
Throughout the main course of our dinner, I tried to keep my eyes away from Edward. It didn’t work. I could feel him looking at me, which made me feel the need to look back. After dinner I cleared the table and started the dishes. To my surprise Rosalie came in and helped me.
“You don’t have to help.” I told her.
“I know, but I feel kind of bad about earlier when you were trying to talk to me.”
I washed the dishes, while she rinsed them and placed them in the drain board. It was silent for a few moments.
“So I see you have an interest in Edward.”
I wasn’t to sure how to reply to that. It was a statement than anything.
“I guess you could say that. I would like to get to know him better.”
She smiled. “What do you want to know? I have only known him for what seems like my whole life.”
“I think it would be best if I found out from Edward. I don’t mean to offend you or anything.”
“I know and I completely understand. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone to tell me about Emmett, but then again no one had the chance to. I have known him just as long as Alice and Edward.”
We made small talk all the way through doing dishes. I tried to wash them faster, not to get rid of Rosalie, but to get back to Edward. Alice walked into the room.
“Bella, I will help Rosalie with the dishes. Go and talk to Edward.” She winked at me.
I did as she said. I walked over to Edward and he was staring at me once again.
“Hi.” I said louder this time. I was at a loss of speech temporarily.
“Do you want to go somewhere that we can talk without being watched?” He nudged his head toward the kitchen. I should have known that they would be watching us.
“Yes, I would like that.”
We went outside and found an area on the ground to sit.
“So do you mind if I ask you a few questions?” He asked.
“No, not at all.”
“Where are you from?”
“I have never heard of there.”
“That’s doesn’t surprise me. It is a very small town and it is constantly raining there.”
“Don’t you miss it at all?”
“I don’t miss being there so much. I miss the people that are there. So what part of Alaska are you from?”
“Anchorage. It was very cold there, but it didn’t bother me as much as it did Alice.”
“Yeah, she told me about how she dislikes the cold.”
“What else has she told you?”
“She told me the reason why you chose VSU and that all of you have known each other for as long as you can remember.”
It was very difficult to stop myself from kissing her again, but I figured I should at least know something about her. We talked about where we were from and how I came to VSU to simple things like what were our favorite colors. I was glad that I finally knew something about the girl that makes me feel ‘butterflies’, I guess you could put it that way.
“I don’t know if you want to or not, but would you like to go out to dinner sometime?”
She thought about it for a few moments as we gazed into each other’s eyes.
“Yeah I would like that. It will be a great way to get to know each other without people spying on us.”
“What are you talking about spying?” I asked confused.
“Look behind us.”
I looked. “I see. I guess they just want me to find someone that makes me happy.”
“Alice told me that you haven’t really had long lasting relationships.” Bella said. “Is it true?”
I knew I could lie to her and get away with it, but for some reason I felt the need to be completely honest with her.
“Yes, my longest relationship lasted for about three weeks. I guess there was just something missing from them. I never felt anything like I am feeling with you.”
I can’t believe that I just spilled my guts about my dating life and my feeling towards her.
“If it makes you feel any better, I haven’t really had an relationship with anyone and I have feelings I can even describe when I am with you.” She blushed at the information she shared with me.
I couldn’t contain my desire to kiss her any longer and I seen the same look burning in her warm beautiful brown eyes. I gently caressed her face before going in for the kiss. Once again, when our lips touched there was a spark. This kiss was different from our first. There was a new desire behind it. After we broke off our kiss, we both tried to catch our breath.
“Now Alice is really going to want to talk.”
I chuckled. “That’s Alice for you.”
Emmett and Jasper came and dragged me away all to soon in my opinion.
I hated the fact that Edward was taken away form me by Jasper and Emmett, but there was really nothing I could do about it. I could have kissed Edward all night and not really cared about the fact we were being watched. I still don’t know what it is about Edward that is so irresistible. I may not have had a real relationship before, but I know it takes more time than one day to be kissing each other.
I walked back into the apartment.
“Stop!” Alice demanded. “You have to tell me everything.”
“I have to call my father first. I told him that I would call him as soon as I got here, but because of your wonderful brother I forgot.” I was glad I had an excuse for not talking to her right away.
“Fine, but afterwards your not doing anything until you tell me.”
I just nodded my head and raced off to my bedroom.