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Your Future Awaits

Summary:
bannerThank you to the wonderful Oh, Mike how will I go on for this Perfect Banner!!! Go read her stories! Bella feels a strong pull towards the Czech Republic, always dreaming of a strange man on the Charles bridge that she can never reach. So when she graduates high school and gets a mysterious letter stating that her tuition to go to university in Prague has been taken care of, she follows fate towards her destiny. But once there, will she finally unravel her mysterious dreams and the stranger within, or the danger lurking beneath them? AU and yes this is a BxE, but with a few twists along the way... Rated Adult for Lemon's in the end.


Notes:


5. Romeo has nothing on Edward Cullen

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1583   Review this Chapter

“Are you sure this looks okay?” I asked Alice, tugging at the hem of my dress.

“You look amazing Bella. Stop tugging, you’ll stretch it!”

“That was the idea.” I mumbled.

“I heard that!” She called from the pile of boxes she was looking through. “Ah Ha! These are perfect!” She sang, jumping up and handed me a pair of shoes, at least they were flats.

“Aren’t I little over dressed for the park?” I asked, hoping I could just wear the simple slacks I had wanted.

“Yes, but your perfectly dressed for a date, which is what you’re going on, remember?” She had me there.

“And the color is okay? You don’t think it makes me look too pale?” I asked. This shade of blue was striking, but I felt that I looked a little too much like milk. Why am I thinking about milk?! Gah, I really am nervous.

“Trust me, when he sees you in that he’ll practically go wild.” She laughed. It again sounded like an inside joke.

“I hope you’re right, I mean I hope I look okay.” I corrected after she raised an eyebrow at me.

“Ready to go?” she asked. She decided to just come with me rather to send a car, and the boys would meet us at the park.

“As ready as I’ll ever be.” I said.

Walking with Alice to the screen was silent. Neither one of us had really said anything; I think she could sense how nervous I was. Every step closer I took felt like I was being pulled to something. I hadn’t felt this feeling this strong since I was moving from forks. I felt like I was a piece of metal being attracted by a magnet. Even if I had wanted to, I don’t think I could have turned back. It was slightly terrifying. I couldn’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu as we walked over to where the boys were waiting. The dream that had frequented my thoughts lately reappeared, and I couldn’t figure out why my mind thought this was a good time to remember it. I remembered standing on the bridge waiting for someone, and then I saw the faint outline of their body, and then closer still the disarray of his hair, the simple outline of his jacket, a pea coat.

“There they are.” Alice said, taking me by the hand and guiding me to where they stood. I kept my eyes down, focusing on the floor so as not to fall. I hadn’t looked up yet, wanting to wait till they were right before me so that I could get a good first look. I always hated straining my eyes and trying to figure out what someone looked like from far away.

“Jasper, Edward… This is Bella Swan!” Alice introduced me. I looked to Jasper.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you Bella.” He said as he shook my hand. Cold.

“Bella, the name suits you.” I heard a velvety voice whisper. I looked over to Edward, and almost fainted at what I saw.

“Its you…” My voice trembled.

“I’m sorry?” He asked confused, but I could see a strain in his eye telling me that he wasn’t entirely telling the truth.

“Nothing, I’m sorry, I must have gotten you confused.” I said embarrassed and nervous. I knew him, I knew Edward, or at least I wanted to. In my dreams, I was always waiting for someone, and it’s always been him. The outline of his body, the distinct simple features of his coat, even the outline of his messy hair, it’s all been in my dreams.

“Shall we?” he asked, extending his arm for me to take. I nervously took it. He led us to a swing that had been set up and we all sat. It was one of those swings that felt more like a couch, it was so comfortable.

“The movie should start in a few minutes, if you’ll excuse me; I need to talk to Alice for a second.” And with that Edward stalked off towards a bundle of tress waiting for Alice.

“I’ll be right back, I’m just gonna go see what he wants.” She got up nervously. I couldn’t help but notice how tense Jasper looked, it was kind of scary. What was up with this scenario? First Edward looks like the man of my dreams, literally. Then we sit, and he stalked off toward the trees to yell at Alice it looks like. And now Alice’s drop dead gorgeous husband looks like he’s about to throw up. What the hell?

“Sorry about that, Edward has to go to the bathroom really quickly.” Alice muttered.

“Is everything okay?” I asked.

“Everything’s fine Bella.” She assured me with a smile.

“He didn’t look okay. I told you I was going to be a disappointment.” I said sadly.

“Bella, take it from me, Edward is definitely not disappointed. He’s just scared that’s all.” For the first time Jasper spoke. It caught me off guard that he said anything.

“Scared of what? Me?” I asked puzzled

“Yes. He’s never exactly had much experience in the field of women and you come along and make him want to change that. He’s been nervous all day for this, he’s probably just hyperventilating.” Jasper laughed.

“Actually, you seemed to make quite an impression thus far Bella.” Alice smiled. “I told you that dress will make him go wild.” I couldn’t help but blush.

“I’m sorry about that; I hope you can forgive my rudeness.” Edward said as he sat back down beside me.

“Its okay.” I smiled shyly at him.

It was tense through out the movie, I couldn’t really concentrate. I was hyper aware of any move Edward made, and every time I would sneak a glance of his face I would see him looking at me too. It would have been heaven except for the fact that he wasn’t even touching me. I didn’t expect anything physical, but I couldn’t help that I desperately wanted to touch my lips to his or hold his hand within mine. It was agony being so close, yet so far. At one point of the movie, I pulled my knees up and pulled a blanket that Alice had brought over them and placed my chin in my hands. This was the favorite part of the movie. Just then I felt Edward lean over and whisper in that velvety voice of his in sync with Romeo…

“See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek!”

“Oh!” I said surprised. I noticed Alice and Japer had taken off somewhere, probably giving us space. I looked into his eyes, which were filled with an intensity that could have melted the sky.

“That was…”I couldn’t find words to explain, it was remarkable, amazing, sexy, breathtaking, hot…“dazzling.” I managed to say. He smiled like he invented the action, it was amazing.

“It seems Alice and Jasper have wandered off somewhere, shall we go find them, or shall we stay and I can continue to recite Romeos lines to you. It didn’t look like you were all that interested before.” He smirked at me.

“I was more distracted than interested. This is one of my favorite stories to be honest. Maybe we can stay here a little bit longer?” I asked.

“Okay.” He seemed happy with my suggestion. “Where were we…hmmm, here we go…”

And with that he picked up reciting along with Romeo. He would miss a line here or there, or miss a word, but I couldn’t care less, he was perfect. He still hadn’t moved any closer to me, but at least he was here, that was as much as I could ask for.

At the end of the night he offered to walk me back to my place, so I said my goodbyes to Jasper and Alice and made plans to see her again tomorrow for lunch. We were now outside my apartment, and I wasn’t sure how tonight would end. Would he kiss me, would he just say goodnight and leave, would he ask me out again?

“I had a lovely evening Bella.” He said smiling tenderly at me.

“It was amazing.” I breathed, as I noticed he was moving ever so slightly closer to me.

“I hope I wasn’t a bore.” He whispered, with a slight smile on his lips now. The intensity of his eyes was taking over now.

“Anything but.” I whispered but. He raised his hand, stroking my cheek. Ever so softly he led his finger from my cheek bone down, tracing my bottom lip. It opened slightly. I looked from his smoldering eyes down to his lips, they were perfect. I was frozen in place, the world could have exploded and I would only be aware of the fact that his lips were inches from mine. Slowly he bent down to my face, tilting his head to the side, his eyes only leaving mine to glance at my lips then back to my eyes. He was asking for permission. I nodded slightly. Slowly, almost painfully slow, he leaned forward. The moment our lips touched, it was as if everything up until now never mattered. I hadn’t been living until now, I had been dead. The feelings Edward created within me was nothing any classic could ever describe.

Romeo had nothing on Edward Cullen.