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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.


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6. Lunch Date

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1273   Review this Chapter

I couldn’t focus on anything anymore. Changing into my pajamas, brushing my teeth, waking up, showering, getting dressed…I just couldn’t focus! I caught myself using my body wash for shampoo, putting on two different types of shoes, pouring orange juice into my coffee, it was just ridiculous. How could one kiss leave me so dazed? I’ll tell you why…Edward Cullen is a GOD! After we kissed last night, he led me to the door, due to the fact that I was love drunk, and whispered me goodnight. He was the perfect gentleman. We made plans to see each other on Saturday, a day that wouldn’t come soon enough! I was already late to the lunch I was having with Alice, and was fidgeting on the subway ride there as if my pacing would make the train go faster.

Arriving to the restaurant 25 min late, I saw a plate of some mystery meat and boiled potatoes waiting for me.

“What’s this?” I asked, setting my purse on the chair beside me.

“It’s food, obviously.” Alice said rolling her eyes.

“I know that, but what is it? It smells funny.” I said, scrunching my nose.

“The house specialty, boar.” She smiled.

“This is payback for being late isn’t it?” I asked.

“Yup, and I ate while I waited so you’re the only one left.” She said matter-of-factly.

“Yay…” I said less than thrilled.

“So was my brother a gentleman last night?” Alice asked, I got the impression she already knew.

“Yup.” I said popping the ‘p’.

“Come on! Tell me.” She begged.

“Something tells me you already know.” I accused.

“Well… not everything.” She smiled.

“Isn’t it kind of gross to know your brothers business with a girl?” I tried distracting her.

“Oh come on, it’s not like you guys had sex.” She said. I decided to mess with her. I kept silent, thinking of something to make me blush. Yep, thinking of Edward definitely causes a blush.

“You didn’t?!” She asked, shocked and bewildered at the same time.

“Hahahaha nope, but I had you going there for a second didn’t I.” I laughed.

“Yeah you did. Whew…” She acted dramatically relieved. We couldn’t help but giggle.

“So do you have another date lined up?” She asked.

“He wants to take me out Saturday night.” I said blushing again.

“Don’t you have plans with that Axton guy Saturday?” she asked, hiding the distaste she felt for him well.

“Edward’s going to pick me up at the café after. All I’ll be doing is sitting at a table as he sketches my face Alice, nothing more. I still don’t get what so amazing about my face, it kind of weirds me out a bit.” I laughed nervously.

“That better be all he had planned.” Alice mumbled again.

“Why don’t you like him? He’s a nice guy.” I defended him.

“If I tell you, you have to trust me okay? And you have to promise not to say anything to him about it, got it?” Alice turned to me seriously.

“I trust you, and I promise.”

“We used to live in the same town as your friend Axton. There was an accident and his sister died. He blames us for it.” She said, gauging my reaction.

“So… Was it your fault?” My tone didn’t accuse them, but I did want to know if they were to blame or not.

“We take and took full responsibility of what happened that night, but in the end the local court ruled that there was no foul play.” She said seriously.

“The court? It must have been serious...What happened?” I asked.

“There was an accident. She was driving alone and t-boned my brother. She wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and flew through the window and cut herself badly, losing most of her blood. My brother, Emmett, walked away from the accident, not even a scratch, but then again he was wearing a seat belt and she did hit him on the passenger side. It was an accident. But Axton didn’t believe it was. He thinks there’s more to the story. I just think he’s looking for someone to blame… or he has an overactive imagination. If he tries to tell you stories Bella, don’t believe them. He’s been saying some pretty far fetched ideas about us.” She tried to laugh it off, but it seemed strained.

“Wow, that’s a pretty crazy story. I had no idea… He really thinks it wasn’t an accident?” I asked.

“Really. My brother hadn’t even met her before; she was home for the weekend visiting her family. Crazy isn’t it?”

“Yeah, crazy. So what if he tries to scare me away from you? What do I say? I feel protective over you guys.” I shyly said. It was true; I didn’t want my friends being slandered.

“Just walk away. It’s not worth a fight, and plus, you don’t know what he’s capable of. You have to handle him very carefully Bella. He hasn’t been okay since the accident. Just don’t make him angry.” Alice warned.

“Angry? Oh what, is he going to hulk out or something?!” I joked.

“He could…”Alice said seriously, and then giggled trying to lighten the mood.

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Here’s a look into the moment Edward saw Bella at the airport…

Alice had been looking forward to returning to Prague to visit with Bella Swan for months now. She had seen when the girl had been accepted and had been anxious for the chance to meet her. To be honest, I was quite anxious myself to meet the girl. My mother had spoken very highly of her, a feat not graced by many. That was the first to peak my interest. Then to find out this young girl also admired the classics, that only furthered my interest. However, that was all it had been for me, was interest. I had never thought anything romantic toward the idea of Bella Swan, only that she would be able to hold a nice dinner conversation. That is, until I saw her at the airport the day she arrived.

I had been waiting for Alice to come out with her horde of luggage when I had seen her. She was the most beautiful thing that I had ever seen grace this planet. She was unaware that I had been watching, seeing as she was caught up in the moment of taking in her surroundings. I smiled when I realized that this must have been the first time she ever had a driver, because she was standing back awkwardly awaiting instruction. She lifted her eyes and looked around her, almost as if she were searching for something, then her eyes landed on mine. I knew she was too far away to get a good look; the strain in her eyes gave it away, but a look of familiarity caught her eye. She seemed shocked to have seen me, and it confused me. But I couldn’t look away; the deep brown pools of her eyes entranced me. A van swiftly came between us, breaking our connection. I quickly ran from where I stood to the car we had chartered and slid in, aware that no one had seen me. I sat in my seat, shocked at the feeling this girl had given me.

“I assume you saw Bella.” Alice mischievously said.

That was her! You intentionally took that long didn’t you! You knew I would see her.” I accused. I couldn’t shake the image of her beauty from my mind.

“It was going to happen sooner or later, I just nudged it along.” She shrugged her shoulders. Damn meddling pixie.

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