Bella is the new girl in college and Edward is the playboy who has no limits to flirting with any pretty girl he sees. Among all the drama between the two and their friends, does Bella have what it takes to change this heartless player into a loving boyfriend? Or will she just get her heartbroken for the 3rd time in her life? All Human.
8. The Cheat
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She pulled away from me first.
"Umm...", she started.
"What is it?", I asked worried.
"...never mind. It's nothing", she took my face again.
I stopped her.
"Bella, you can tell me anything. What is it?"
"Can we...keep this....between us?", she asked hesitantly.
I was a bit hurt, not knowing her reasons.
"I don't know, I'm just not really into the whole publicness, it just makes it more humiliating when things go wrong", she admitted.
"Bella I swear to you I won't let you down", her distrust in me was a bit disheartening.
"I believe you, I just don't trust my lack of strength"
"Well if that's what you want then sure. So where do we stand?", I asked.
"I thought we just expressed how we felt"
"No I know that. I mean with our friends, are we friends? Flirty? Enemies?", I smiled.
"Hmm...how about...you apologized to me for eavesdropping, I forgave you but I made you promise not to flirt with me anymore. We're just 'friendly acquaintances'", she suggested.
"Alright, I suppose. It will be pretty difficult to not kiss you or even be careful of staring at you too long, or too adoringly. But I'll do it if that's what you want"
"I'm sorry Edward. My insecurities won't last forever", she assured me.
"No it's alright", I smiled.
She leaned in and kissed me one last time before gathering her belongings.
"I'll talk to you later? Alice and Rose will be suspicious if I'm gone too long", she smiled before hugging me goodbye.
I watched her leave.
The next week had gone by well, our friends were oblivious to my sneaking away to spend time with Bella. Emmett and Alice were slightly annoyed that Bella's and my story did not include me telling Bella that I was in love with her. They got over that quickly since Bella and I were only 'friends'. As far as they knew anyways.
I was walking with Emmett and Jasper when a pretty blonde (nothing close to Bella's beauty) walked up to me.
"Omigosh you're Edward right?", she squealed as if I were some sort of Brad Pitt.
"Uhh...yeah Cullen. Nice to meet you", I put my hand out.
She shook it eagerly.
"I'm Julianne. So I was wondering if you'd like to go hang out", she urged.
It was annoying me. Normally I'd go just because she was pretty, but I'm in a relationship now. Whoa a relationship? That's scary.
"Um no thanks Julianne", I tried to dismiss her gently.
"Are you serious Edward? Go with her? You don't have Bella to flirt with anymore", Emmett said. How wrong he was. But I couldn't tell him that.
"No I'm good", I said.
"Are you sick Edward? Wow you definitely need some time with a girl, you must be pretty beaten from the Bella incident. Julianne, he'd love to go", Jasper said.
"No I--", I started to protest.
"Great!!! Let's go to the quad!", she giggled and pulled me away by my arm.
The quad was empty.
"So I hear you're a great kisser?", she giggled flirty.
"I suppose", I responded.
"Mind if I be the judge?"
"I do mind", I snapped a little annoyed.
"Look Cullen I don't know what's up with you, I hear you take any opportunity to kiss a girl. I don't have herpes so just kiss me, no one's around", she urged.
Ugh this girl would never let me go unless I kissed her or told her I was taken. Bella would be angry with me if I told anyone that we were together. No one's around so I'll just kiss her. It won't hurt.
"Alright, prepare for the kiss of your life cause you only get one", I said taking her face and making out with her the best way I know how.
I was walking to the field with Alice when I saw a couple making out in the quad.
Alice, always nosy, wanted to see who it was.
"Fine Alice but we have to hurry", I rolled my eyes when she dragged me by my arm to the quad.
I was in for the shock of my life when I saw who the mystery couple was.
It was that sleazy girl from my Calculus class and my boyfriend Edward.
A sharp pain went through my chest just watching it. I had to decide whether I would walk away and just forget him and let it all go, or would I confront him?
"Ooooh Edward", Alice teased.
Edward stopped abruptly and stared at us both in shock.
I wanted to give a look of anger but I couldn't bring myself to do it. If he looked in my eyes he'd see straight into my soul which was just heartbreak.
Edward opened his mouth to say something when the slut stood up.
"Bye Eddy, the rumors are true you are an amazing kisser. See you next time!" she giggled kissing him again before skipping off.
"Hi Bella. Uh...Alice", he acknowledged.
"Hey Edward, getting lucky?", Alice teased.
"Uhh no she was wondering if I was a good kisser", he said forcefully as if trying to prove something.
"Alice, I'm going to be late. Are you coming or not?", I tried to change my expression to one a little more neutral.
"Yeah let's go", Alice said.
"Wait!", Edward called.
Alice and I both turned. My face was annoyed while Alice's was confused.
"Alice go ahead I want to tell Bella something really quick", Edward said.
"No, I have to go", I said without expression.
"Please?", he whispered.
"Alice, I'm not going to the meeting after all. Can you cover for me?", I asked her.
"Sure", Alice said slowly, confused.
"Thanks", I smiled.
Alice started to walk away turning her head to look at us a few times.
"Doesn't mean I'm staying to talk to you", I said starting to walk away.
"Bella please I am so sorry but you have to understand my side", he pleaded.
"Edward you swore to me that you would never hurt me!", I accused.
"But Bella you sort of caused for a contradiction, I want to be faithful but you also want to keep this a secret. It's not like me to suddenly stop flirting with girls like that, people became suspicious. If you want me to remain faithful people have to see a reason for it. If you want this a secret you have to allow me to seem normal still. You have to trust me when I say other girls mean nothing to me"
"But Edward, regardless we're still in a relationship and you still made a promise that you have now broken", I said softly before turning away.
"Bella!", he grabbed my arm stopping me. "You've got to stop running away when things don't go your way! Do you realize how selfish you're being?! You want to date me, you want it to remain a secret, yet you want me to become a completely different person than the image I am. If I were to have turned her down, it would have been obvious that you and I are together and you would have been angry with me and blamed me for making it obvious! Bella I tried to be there to help you because I realize you've had a rough life, but I can't help you until you know what you want!", he said angrily.
I frowned as tears filled my eyes. I closed my eyes tightly and pulled my arm from him. I sighed as I slowly took a few steps past him.
"Bella I'm sorry I didn't mean that I'm just frustrated I told you I'm new to this boyfriend thing", he said turning to face me.
I shook my head.
"No, you were right. I am a selfish witch who can't make up her damn mind. So I'm letting you go. Go back to your player lifestyle and have fun", I said.
"No Bella, I truly am sorry. I sound very bipolar I realize that but please bear with me I want to be a good boyfriend I just need to--", he started.
"No! I'm done", I said annoyed and started to walk away.
"So that's it? You're just gonna throw love away over one mistake?"
"Throw love away? Don't make this my fault. You threw it away the moment you decided to kiss her"
"Bella how else do you want me to apologize? I'll do it. Whatever it is", he promised.
"I'll think about it", I said and walked away from the quad as quick as I could without running.
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