I Have A Secret
Bella: I have a secret. I'm in love with Edward Cullen. But thats not it. I'm also in love with Darren Blake. But shh, don't tell Edward. CHAPTER THREE NOW UP :]
3. Chapter 3
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A moment later a freshman walked into the bathroom.
We all yelled "OUT!"
And the little girl just ran out like she was being chased.
We looked at each other and started laughing.
Once we calmed down Alice said, "Actually, I think Darren is a mythical creature."
“Alice, I doubt it.” Rose giggled at her thought of the stupidity.
“Why?” Alice pleaded.
“He doesn’t look like it. He doesn’t smell like it.” Rose said pointing to her fingers with each reason she came up with.
“But…,” I added, “He was so confident, he wasn’t even scared that Edward was holding him off the ground, and he didn’t even break apart, when he was tackled.”
“Something is going on, come on Bella.” Alice said turning toward the window.
We all snuck our way out of the window in the girls’ bathroom. The window faced the forest and everyone was still huddled around where Edward and Darren were last seen, so we were clear to walk straight into the forest.
“Bells, do you mind getting on my back, we are going to go to the house, and yeah…” Alice asked. I sighed as I mounted her back. She ran quickly through the familiar forest, and moments later, we were at the mansion. And I guessed that the Edward was home, because there was a huge crash right inside.
“Edward…” I sighed, hoping the he would hear and come outside. I didn’t even want to see what mess he had made of their house.
“Bella…” he said as he ran to me, grabbing my face in his hands.
I shook my head and he dropped his hands. Rose and Alice knew what was coming, so they went inside.
“Why?” I asked.
“Darren, come here. It will be best if we tell her together.” He said his eyes focused on my face.
I furrowed my eye brows. “Bella. Please meet my best friend from my human life, Darren Blake.”
“Huh?” I asked, totally confused.
“Well, Carlisle changed him, at the same time as me. He had caught the influenza with me, and Carlisle thought it best for me to have Darren with me in my new life. But Darren, I guess, had less venom in his veins, there fore changed slower. Carlisle and I thought him to be dead, so we just left him in the morgue…”
“And I woke up, alone. Blah. Blah. Blah. Volturi. Blah. Blah. Blah... Forks, Washington. And Here I am.”
I sat there with (most likely) the most confused look on my face.
“I thought you said she would understand.” Darren whispered to Edward.
“I thought she would.”
“No, no. I understand. What I don’t get is why Edward was about to kill you at school.”
“Ha, ha. Umm…” Darren laughed.
“It’s sort of weird when you see someone from over 100 years ago… who you thought was dead.” Edward explained.
I raised my eye brow at them. I had a feeling there was more to the story. And I was going to find out what it was.
Edward just smiled. Darren, I thought I saw, him sigh.
I turned and walked toward the house, leaving them two standing outside.
I could have sworn I heard Darren say something, followed by a growl, but I doubt it. I’m always hearing things.
Alice and Jasper were sitting side by side on the loveseat, while Emmet was lounging on the ground by their feet. Rose was probably talking to Esme in the kitchen. And Carlisle was at work.
Right as I was about to step onto Edwards piano plat form, I tripped.
I was sure the ground was close now, as I fell. But stone arms encircled me, these ones were bigger than normal, but not any less comfortable. The smell that crowded me was mouthwatering. He pulled me up but held onto my hips until I was stable.
“You okay, Bella?” Darren said my name like it was that of a God. One he worshiped.
“Mhmm.” I mumbled, instantly in a good mood. A moment later his hands were gone and he was on the other side of the room, and in walked Edward.
“Ha ha! Bella fell again!” Emmet shouted, as he laughed hysterically.
Edward was at my side in a second. His black eyes looked panicked, but I stroked his face with my fingers and smiled at him. He grabbed my fingers and kissed the tips of each of them.
“Emmet, would you mind coming hunting with me? Jasper, you too. And we may as well take Darren.” Edward said, never taking his eyes off me.
“Sweet.” Emmet boomed.
“Sure.” Jasper said, always indifferent.
“I’d love to.” Darren said from behind me. I turned and smiled at him, he smiled back.
“I’ll be back before you go to sleep.” Edward whispered in my ear while he wrapped his arms around my waist. “I love you.” He said kissing me behind the ear.
But I couldn’t come to say that I loved him back. My throat wouldn’t let me speak, but I could breath fine. All I was able to say was, “All right.”
Darren just kept smiling at me. The blush crept into my face and chest when I notice he hadn’t taken his eyes off of me. Edward thinking it was he, himself causing my blush, chuckled, and brushed his finger tips over my cheek.
“Alright, I guess we will be going.” Jasper said pecking Alice on the cheek. In a moment they were all gone, the boys that is.
“Bella, can I speak to you?” Alice asked me.
“Sure.” I continued to smile.
“Why am I getting images?” she asked, her eyebrow raised.
“I don’t know, maybe because it’s your talent…?” I said matter-of-factly.
“You know what I mean.” She said almost growling.
“I honestly do not.”
“Bella, I know you like him!”
“Yeah. Everyone does. It’s not much of a secret.”
“I. Love. Edward.” I said slowly, “and you know that.”
“I’m not talking about Edward. I’m talking about Darren.”
“I keep having visions of you running away with him, and leaving Edward.”
My heart stopped immediately. It was true that I was starting to get feelings for Darren, but not even nearly enough, as to kick Edward to the curb. That was utterly preposterous. I’m mean HONESTLY. Come on.
But the more I thought about it, the more real it became.
His blue eyes froze me in time. They make me tingle, and smile; but that isn’t anything Edward can’t do. His arms surrounded me when I fell; but that isn’t anything Edward can’t do. His voice was chocolate; Edwards was honey. His face was humanly beautiful; Edwards was IN-humanly. His body was of a football players'; where Edwards was more of a basketball player. My thinking was so deep that I was caught off guard when Alice lightly slapped me in the face.
“ALICE!” Esme scolded.
“It’s alright Esme. I deserved it. Thank you Alice.” I said trying to breathe regularly.
“Bella. These thoughts need to stop. Remember who YOU are, and who is REALLY meant for you.” I nodded at her logic.
“I need to get home,” I said as I looked out of the window.
“I’ll talk you.” Alice suggested.
“Thanks. And tell Edward no to come over tonight.” I sighed.
“Just please. Tell him not to come over. I need tot think about everything alone. And you know how I get when I sleep and think about things.” It was a problem I always had. Sleep talking. Even if I didn’t mean anything I said. It was said. Edward loves listening to me, but it’s different when something he doesn’t like is on my mind.
“Alright,” Alice sighed, looking slightly worried.
As we drove home I hummed a song that I hadn’t listened to in a long time:
It started out as a feeling
which then grew into a hope
which then turned into a quiet thought
which then turned into a quiet word
and then that word grew louder and louder
’till it was a battle cry
I’ll come back…
When you call me
No need to say good bye
Just because everything’s changing
doesn’t mean it’s never been this way before
All you can do is try to know who your friends are
as you head off to the war
Pick a star on the dark horizon
and follow the light
You’ll come back when it’s over
No need to say good bye
you’ll come back when it’s over
No need to say good bye.
Now we’re back to the beginning
it’s just a feeling and no one knows yet
but just because they can’t feel it too
doesn’t mean that you have to forget
Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
’til they’re before your eyes
You’ll come back
when they call you
No need to say good bye
you’ll come back
when they call you
No need to say good bye.
By now Alice was outside of my house. I mumbled a thank you and let myself into the house.
Charlie was sitting at the dinner table. “Bella.” He sounded mad.
“The school called… They said you weren’t there for your 2-5 period classes. Where were you? Did Edward make you do this?” He sounded mad earlier, now he was pissed.
“Dad, let me explain.”
“No, Bella. I’m tired of all these stories. Just stop ditching. You’re grounded.”
“Fine.” I said silently. I knew he was right. I did ditch too much, and plus I always had a new story, they were all true. We as true as you can tell when some one doesn’t know your boy friends whole family is made of vampires.
“Yes Bella, you will be ground- Did you just say fine?”
“Yeah, I might as well not fight with you.” I said slouching. “Just go watch your game and I’ll make you dinner.”
He opened and closed his mouth multiple times before he just decided on listening to me.
Dinner was as usual after a fight. Awkward. No words were said. Immediately I went upstairs. I looked out my window. I saw who I thought was Edward standing by the edge of the trees. I walked straight to my window and closed it. I made sure to lock it. I went into Charlie’s pig sty of a room and locked his window.
Moments later there was a knock at the front door. Before I could object Charlie answered it.
“There is some one at the door for you.”
“Kay. I’ll be right down.” I sighed.
When I saw who it was I nearly screamed. Not it a bad way, I was excited immediately. “Darren!” I yelled with a smile. “What are you doing here?”
“Umm, I need to talk to you, in private.” I looked at my father who had a smile on his face. Probably cause that it was dome other guy other than Edward.
“Kay, come up to my room.” I led the way up my stairs and walked to my room; I sat on my bed, and gestured for him to sit down next to me.
“What’s up?” I asked.
“Umm. Actually Edward sent me.” I groaned under my breath.
“Well, actually its not news about him, it’s about me.”
My heart slowed its tempo and my breath caught. What possibly could be wrong? I was going to ask, but he held up a finger gesturing me to hold on and be quiet.
“Edward, he wants me to leave.”
“What?!” I blushed when I realized that I yelled it.
“Shhh…” he cooed and grabbed my face in his hands. I hadn’t realized I was crying until he wiped away the tears.
“Why am I crying?” I asked myself out loud.
“If I could I would be too.” He mumbled.
“Why do I want you?”
“Why do I want you?” he rearranged.
I then looked into his eyes. I bit my lip and grabbed his hands and held onto them. Holding them onto my face, I tilted my head to the side.
“Bella…” he said tilting my face toward his.
I then let myself go. I never notice how much I held back until I felt his lips on mine. They tasted as good as I had imagined. I noticed how much every one tasted like they talk. His chocolate voice whispered sweet nothing into my ears as I sucked his neck. I grazed my teeth on his ear lobe. All this while he tangled his fingers in my hair and said encouraging things.
When I pulled my face away, I looked into his eyes, and he into mine. I placed my lips on his and grabbed his shoulders and pulled them down so he was laying on me. His lips felt so full and sucked mine in so many different ways. I felt his tongue line the outside of my lips. I opened my mouth, granting him access. His tongue played with mine. I felt him pull away but held onto his lip with my teeth. He smiled and opened his eyes down at me. He kissed me one last time and sat up.
“Bella. I-I have to go.”
“Please. Don’t.” I begged.
“I have to. Edward doesn’t want me here, and I can’t interfere with your relationship. I want you. I really do, but he deserves a chance. Call me if you want me.” He said standing up and placing a card on my desk.
“Wait.” I said running to him and pressing my lips to his. He lifted me up and I wrapped my legs around his waist, and pulled his face to mine, deepening our kiss.
“Bella. If you do that, I won’t be able to leave.”
“Then don’t.” I moaned against his lips.
He kissed me back and laid my down on my bed, but as soon as I unlatched my legs from his waist, he was gone.
I heard him call from down stairs, “Thanks for the help with my homework Bella.”
I giggled at his excuse. I knew Charlie would wonder what he was here for and that pretty much cover up for me.
I walked over to my window and watched him walk away, and run into the forest.
I really hoped he would come back again. Soon.