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Wrong Guy

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Bella Swan, Edward Mason, Jasper Whitlock, and Alice Cullen have been friends their entire life. Edward has been in love with Bella just as long, but one thing has always stood in his way. Bella's cheating boyfriend, James. [banner removed by admin - banners in summaries may not exceed 300x150 px] Thanks to Msambrosia for my wonderful banner!!


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6. Chapter 6

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“Isabella Marie Swan! Get your little butt out here. I’ve known you since

birth and you have never taken this long to get ready.” Alice said, “I

specifically told you not to be late.”

“I’m ready, I’m ready. Alice, relax.” Bella said walking out of her

bedroom, purse in one hand, heels in the other, “Did you like drink a gallon

of coffee, you are so hyper?” She asked, sitting down on the couch.

“No I just haven’t gone out for a really long time and I’m excited. I

actually feel good tonight, I’m not tired or in pain. It’s perfect.” Alice said.

“Well I’m glad your feeling good.” Jessica said as Bella pulled her heels

on.

“So where are we going tonight anyway?” Shane asked as she readjusted

her dress into place.

“We’re going to that Area in Port Angeles.” Bella said as she and Angela

looked in the mirror making sure everything was in the correct place.

“I’m ready to go.” Bella said.

“Let’s go then, we still have to drive all the way up there.” Alice said as

they walked out of the house.

“That’s what the radio is for Alice.” Bella smiled, climbing to the

passenger’s seat of Alice’s SUV. She tuned the radio station to one of their

favorites as everyone else got into the car. Alice pulled out of the driveway

and started driving towards Port Angeles.

“So let’s see the ring, Bella.” Jessica said. Bella turned around and

showed the three girls in the back seat her engagement ring.

“It’s beautiful.” Angela said.

“Alice did a good job, picking it out.” Bella laughed.

“You went with James?” Rose asked.

“Yeah he needed some help. The one he wanted to get her was so ugly.”

Alice said.

“Good thing he had you to take.” Angela laughed.

“So how is apartment hunting going, Jess?” Bella asked.

“It’s going okay but I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m so terrible at

picking stuff out. I’m lucky I have Mike with me, I would have no idea what

I was looking at. He’s the one who looks at the structural integrity of

everything.” Jessica said.

“That’s good, I don’t know what I would do without Emmett.” Rose said.

Bella looked over at Alice and realized she quickly needed to change the

subject.

“So our apartment is really cute.” Bella said.

“Did James propose in the apartment or somewhere on Campus?” Jess

asked.

“He proposed when we were standing in the living room.” She smiled.

“Have you broken in the apartment yet?” Angela asked.

“No not yet.” She said.

“Are you ever going to have sex with the poor guy? You two have been

dating for almost four years, he has to be dying.” Jessica asked.

“I want to wait until it feels right, I want to have that perfect moment.

We’re waiting until our wedding night to do it. Then he can have it all.” Bella

said.

“I don’t know if Mike would have waited that long.” Jessica said.

“James would wait even longer if I asked him too.” Bella said smiling.

“How much longer until we get there?” Angela asked.

“At least a half hour it depends on traffic.” Alice said.

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“So I still don’t understand why you proposed to Bella if you refuse to

stop sleeping with Kylie.” Mike said as he and James sat in his bedroom,

playing X-Box 360.

“Bella will not have sex with me no matter what I do. The girl has a vice

grip on her virginity and I can’t get to it. I thought for sure she would give it

up when I asked her to marry me but then she pushed it back and said she

wanted to wait until the wedding night.” He said.

“So why even propose to Bella? You could have drawn this out for a few

more years and had nothing to worry about.” Mike asked.

“Bella’s father is the police commissioner. I’m graduating with a law

enforcement degree in a year and if I’m married to Bella I’ll have a job for

sure. It won’t be a BS entry level job either. We’re talking like heading a

department. I spend five years with him and I’ll have enough experience to

get into the FBI or CIA, something better then detective. I’ll be set for life

I’ll never have to worry about a job again. It’s like the best possible

situation for everyone.” James said.

“So why not stop sleeping with Kylie once you marry Bella? I mean you’ll

be having sex it’s part of marriage.” Mike asked.

“Even when we get married, Bella is a virgin, she’s going to be terrible in

bed. Kylie is so good at everything, she’s so good she’s practically

professional. I don’t really want to give that up.” James said.

“So let me get this straight, you are marrying a girl you don’t really love

just to make sure you have a job after graduation?”

“It’s not just a job it’s setting myself up for an amazing career.” He said.

“So you’re doing it for an amazing career?” He asked, “And you refuse to

stop sleeping with Kylie.”

“Yeah it sounds bad doesn’t it?”

“Just a little.”

“Oh well, I hope it doesn’t blow up in my face.” He laughed, “So what are

the girls doing tonight? Bella said they were going out but she never said

where.”

“They are in PA at Area. The guys are coming over in a bit I figured we’d

head into PA too. We have to celebrate you’re engagement. We can head

to a strip club or meet the girls at Area.” Mike said.

“Sounds good. When are they coming?”

“They should be here anytime now.”

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Alice pulled into a parking spot on the same street as the club. The five

girls climbed out of the car and started walking down the street before

walking into the club. They found a small booth in the corner and took their

seats.

“Am I going to be the only sober one tonight?” Alice asked as the girls

started getting drinks.

“No I’m staying sober with you. I don’t feel like drinking tonight.” Bella

said, sitting down next to Alice in the booth.

“Good. I hate being the only one.” She said. A few boys came to the

table to hit on the girls, they quickly informed them they were taken and

sent them away.

“We’re popular tonight.” Angela laughed.

“Yeah we are.” Rose laughed.

“Do you know where the boys are tonight, Is?” Jessica asked

“Yeah, James just text messaged me. The boys are all on their way to

PA, they are going to a strip club. He didn’t say which one though.” Bella

said crossing her legs as she sipped on her coke.

“You know Mike and James, any excuse to go to the strip club.” Jessica

asked.

“Let’s beat them there.” Bella said,

“What do you mean?” Angela asked.

“Let’s go to The Body Shop. It’s right down the street. Strip clubs are so

much fun. It’s James and Mike’s favorite, we’ll have a little fun before the

boys get there. Then we can keep an eye on the boys once they get there,

make sure they don’t have too much fun.” Bella said.

“Sounds good.”

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“So where are we going to go once we get to PA?” Jacob asked as they all

sat outside Mike and James’ house.

“The Body Shop best strip club in PA and the girls are already there.”

Mike said.

“Wait the girls are at a strip club?” James asked, “Bella, my Bella is

getting lap dances as we speak?”

“Probably.” Mike said.

“We have to go.” James said.

“Strip club sounds good to me.” Jacob said, “Should we go get Kylie or did

she already go with the girls?”

“No, we are not taking my little sister to a strip club, she’s not old enough

anyway.” Emmett said, “ She’s the cheerleading thing tonight anyway.”

“Really? She didn’t tell me that.” Jacob asked.

“Yeah it’s like the end of the year sleep over I don’t know.” Emmett said

as they walked out to their cars. They drove to downtown PA and found

some parking spots by Alice’s car outside of the strip club. They piled out

and walked into the club.

“Hey baby.” Jessica said kissing Mike as he sat down next to her. He

wrapped his arm around her.

“Hi sweetie.” Bella said as she sat down on James’ lap. She leaned down

to give him a kiss.

“Hi baby.” He said wrapping his arm around her waist.

“Can I get you anything?” One of the waitress’s asked after they all sat

down.

“Five Budweiser’s, Four Cosmo’s, and Two Coke’s.” Edward rattled off their

typical drink order.

“I’ll be right back with those.” She said walking away. She returned a few

minutes later with all the drinks and handed them out accordingly. After

they finished their first round, Bella and James started looking around.

“Okay baby, time for a lap dance.” He said, they called a stripper over

and James pulled out his wallet and handed her a twenty as she started

giving Bella the lap dance.

“So is there a special occasion?” She asked.

“We’re getting married.” Bella said, leaning back against James.

“Congratulations.” She smiled turning around to dance some more.

After two more rounds, Edward and Mike cut themselves off to make sure

they were okay to drive home that night. James didn’t seem to have that

good sense even after Bella asked him to stop. He was incredibly drunk and

starting to get very inappropriate with Bella.

“So when do I get my lap dance, Bells?” James asked.

“Not here, James.” She said pushing him away slightly.

“Bella, we’re engaged we can do what ever we want whenever we want,

where ever we want.” He said starting to kiss her.

“This isn’t a good idea.” She said.

“It doesn’t matter.” He said sliding his hands up her sides under her

dress.

“No.” She stood up after finally having enough. She walked over to

Edward, “Will you drive me home I don’t really want to be here anymore?”

She asked.

“Of course, Bella.” He said standing up.

“Mike, James is wasted, will you make sure he gets home okay?” Bella

asked.

“Yeah of course.” Edward set his hand on Bella’s back as they walked out

of the strip club. He unlocked the door to his Volvo and let her in before

pulling out of the spot and getting on the road heading back to Forks.

“I’m sorry to make you leave. James was just being so drunk and

unreasonable. I just needed to get out of there. Thanks for leaving with

me, Edward.” Bella said.

“It’s not a problem, Is.” He said, “So what happened back there anyway?

You and James just got engaged, aren’t you two suppose to be in your

honeymoon stage or something?”

“He’s just really drunk and not thinking clearly. He was all over me and

that’s just not okay with me especially considering we were in public.”

“Well, not to defend him or anything but you did bring him to a strip

club.”

“No means no, and stop means stop, not matter what. I don’t care how

drunk he was or what else was going on. He should have stopped when I

asked him too. I don’t care what anyone else says it doesn’t matter how

intoxicated you are, you still have control of your actions and make your own

choices.” She said.

“I know, I’m sorry he treated you like that, it was totally out of line and

he shouldn’t have done it.” He said, “Don’t take this the wrong way, but are

you sure he’s ready for this, Bella? I mean he spent the whole night tonight

acting like a drunken frat guy. Are you sure he’s ready for that kind of

commitment?”

“He doesn’t normally act like this. He’s just so stressed out between

finishing school and getting married this year. He was just blowing off some

steam. It’s a lot for him to handle and he’s nervous about entering the real

world after graduation.”

“I just care a lot about you and I don’t want to see you make a mistake,

if this is a mistake, that could haunt you for the rest of your life. I don’t

want to see that happen to you. Are you sure he’s ready for this?” He

asked.

“Edward, James flew all the way to Chicago just to make sure everything

was okay and to ask me dad for his permission to ask me to marry him. He

took Alice with him to pick out my engagement ring just to make sure it was

the perfect ring for me. James is doing everything he can t make sure

everything goes perfect.”

“Okay.”

“Now, I wanted to talk to you about something else. Can you and James

please try to get along for my sake? You two hate each to other and I don’t

know why. It makes so sense.” She said.

“I just don’t like him. There’s something about him I don’t trust.”

“I don’t get it. He’s never done anything to you, and you’ve never done

anything to him. I don’t understand why you two don’t like each other.

Aside from my Dad and Alice, You two are the most important people in the

world to me and it kills me that you two can’t get along.”

“I will bite my tongue and try to get along with him. I’m not making any

promises and I’m not going to be his best friend though.”

“That’s all I’m asking, I just want to two to try.”

“Okay.”

“Thank you.” She smiled.

“So did you get your apartment assignments when you were up at UW

today?” He asked.

“Yeah, Alice and my apartment is absolutely amazing. It’s huge and it

has hardwood floors and our kitchen is awesome. Alice got the bigger room

and hers has a cute little area for baby. It’ll be perfect for all of the

furniture and extra supplies. It’s the better then I hoped.” She said,

“James’ dorm room on the other hand is smaller then my closet. It’s

ridiculously small. He’s lucky it’s a single.”

“That sucks.”

“It’s going to be especially interesting considering he already has a

U-haul truck full of stuff he plans on bringing up there with him.”

“That’s not going to go well.”

“I swear he has more clothes then I do. I’m not even bringing all my

clothes up with me.” She said.

“That’s pretty pathetic.” They both laughed.

“I know, I’m marrying a woman.” She said, “So did you get your place

yet?”

“Yeah I saw it yesterday. It’s good, right on the edge of campus. I

signed my lease so I’m an official resident now.”

“Ironic, how we ended up there. I never though that would happen.”

“I know. I remember the four of us sitting on the deck when we were like

twelve talking about how we were going to move to Manhattan one day.” He

said

“I remember that.” She smiled, “Well at least were all together up at

UW.”

“Yeah.” She smiled, “I feel like such a slacker compared to all of you.

You and Alice are pre-med. James is going to be a cop. Jacob is going to

be a marine. I’m going to be a crisis counselor, while you all make a

difference in this world.”

“How can you say your not going to make a difference? You are going to

be helping kids work through their problems. Why did you want to become a

counselor anyway?” He asked.

“I had such a hard time when I lost my mom. I didn’t have anyone to

talk to because my dad was in such a daze and no one else knew what to

say to me. I was just in such a bad place. I never want any other kids to

feel like that, I don’t want any of them to feel alone.” She said.

“And how can you say that’s not important?” He questions, “You picked a

job that was tailor made for you. You are caring, compassionate, easy to

talk to, perfect….for this job.” He caught himself.

“Thanks Edward. You’ve always been good at making me feel better.”

She smiled.

“I’m glad I could help.” He said pulling into her driveway, “I think this is

your stop.”

“Thanks for driving me home.” She hugged him.

“No problem.” He said. She climbed out of the car and walked into her

guest house. She pulled off her heels and hit the play button on her

answering machine as she walked in her bedroom.

“Hi Bells its dad. My flight gets in at 10:47 tomorrow morning. It’s

Northwest flight 2234 in case you want to track it. I should be home by noon

at the latest. I’ll see you in the morning, I love you.”

Beep.

“Baby, I am so sorry. I acted like a complete asshole and I was a

drunken slob. Please forgive me, I was a jerk. I’m sorry. I should have

listened when you said no and stop. I’m sorry, it’ll never happen again, I am

so sorry.” James said.

Beep.

“Hey Bella, it’s Alice. I tried your cell phone but I think it’s dead. Anyway

I wanted to give you the heads up. Mike and James just left and James is

on his way to talk to you I didn’t want you to be blindsided, call me in the

morning.” Bella really didn’t care, she wasn’t in the mood to fight with

James. She locked the door and turned off all the lights before crawling into

her bed alone for the first time in a while.

Around 2 AM, there was a loud banging on the front door. Bella got out

of bed and flipped on the lights in the main room, “Who is it?”

“It’s James. Baby I am so sorry I was way out of line. I shouldn’t have

done -”

“James I really don’t want to talk about this now. It’s two o’clock in the

morning.”

“Please just let me in.” He said.

“Are you drunk?”

“I’ve sobered up a little.”

“Hold on.” She walked into the kitchen and grabbed to Tylenol PM pills

and a water bottle setting them on the coffee table next to the couch. She

pulled out a pillow and a blanket dropping them on the couch before walking

over and unlocking the door.

“Thank you baby. I am so sorry.”

“Save it. I really don’t want to talk about it tonight. I’m tired and I want

to go to sleep. Just take the pills and go to sleep on the couch.” She said.

She walked into her bedroom, locking the door behind her, and crawled back

into bed. She quickly fell back to sleep.

The next morning, Bella woke up close to ten o’clock. She climbed out of

bed and hopped in the shower before getting ready for her day. She walked

out of her bedroom and found James still asleep in her living room. At

sometime during the night he had fallen off the couch and was now laying in

a very uncomfortable-looking position on the floor. She walked into the

kitchen and made a pot of coffee. She was still a little angry about the night

before so she decided to let it go by loudly dropping a large pan into the

sink.

“What? What’s wrong?” James asked jumping up from the floor.

“Coffee is ready.” She said.

“I’m sorry, sweetie.”

“Let’s just not talk about it. I forgive you but it cannot happen again.

You can not drink like that anymore or I won’t be this forgiving.”

“Okay.”

“I’m going to the main house. I have some stuff to do before my dad

gets home, I suggest you not be here when he gets here.” She said,

slipping her flip flops on before walking down the path to the main house.

She walked up the all too familiar stairs to the attic and opened the worn

leather chest. She pulled out her mother’s vintage cap-sleeved wedding

dress. She pulled it on and zipped up the side, the dress fit like a glove,

like it was made for her. She pulled out the photo album and sat down on

the couch.

“Hi mom, I’m sorry it’s been a while since I’ve been up here. The last

year has just been so busy. I’m sure your up in heaven with Jasper. I bet

he’s worried sick about Alice. Please tell him she’s doing great, she’s so

strong. They’re having a little boy and I bet he’s going to look just like

Jasper. I’m getting married to James on Christmas Eve, that’s why I have

your dress on. It fits perfectly I was shocked. We were exactly the same

size when you were my age.” She said flipping though the worn out photo

album, she came across the a picture of her parents on their wedding day.

She looked so happy and Bella immediately broke down into tears, “Mom, I

need you. I have no idea what I’m even doing. I don’t know if I’m making

the right decision. James seems like the right guy but I’m not even sure.

I’m only eighteen, I don’t know if we’re ready for this. I just need you here

to talk to me and help me through these feelings. I just wish you were

here.” She said, she stopped talking when she heard someone coming up

the stairs, “James, don’t come up here.”

“It’s not James, sweetie.” He father said coming up the stairs.

“Dad.” She rushed over to hug him, “I missed you so much I’m so glad

your home.”

“I missed you too.” He said, “You’re missing your mother I see.” He

wiped the tears away from under her eyes.

“I just needed to talk to her for a little bit.” She said sitting down on the

couch next to him.

“You look beautiful in her dress, are you going to wear it when you marry

James?”

“I was thinking I was going to. That way it’ll feel like she’s there and I

won’t have to get married in the attic.” She smiled.

“You know she’s going to be there no matter what you get married in or

where you get married.” He said wrapping his arm around her as they looked

at the photo album together.

“I just wish she was here. It feels so wrong getting married with out her

here. She was so good at this stuff, and she made all the decisions seem

so easy. I just feel like she should be here for all of this.”

“I know baby. She’ll be here no matter what don’t worry.”

“I miss her so much.”

“I do too.” He kissed her forehead, “So where’s my future son-in-law?”

“His house I think. He drank way too much last night he wasn’t feeling

very well.”