Crazy Minds & Silly Stupid Love
Heart-warming, yet comical love story between two Forks High School students; Edward & Bella. She doesn't want to let him in, and he just can't keep his inexplicable feelings for her at bay, but an unexpected truth threatens to tear them apart. AH, AU. (Has adult rating because of strong language and sensuality in later chapters.) Preview: "Yes, because I can't see myself being with anyone else, but then with you," He sighed, closing his eyes for a moment. "It's like a movie in my head, and I want it. I want it more than anything else, and I want it with you."
12. The Truth: Pt lll
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"My father, Edward Mason Senior, was one of the best litigators in Chicago. He was a Sole Practitioner, who started his own law firm at the age of thirty, and hired his own employees. He was very proud of his work, and was quite the workaholic." Edward snorted, a bitter smile on his face.
"The last thing my parents ever had to worry about was money. They inherited so much money over the years than they knew what to do with. Both my mother and father were very prestigious people. My father's firm had a very high reputation, and he gained a lot of respect from that," Edward let out a long breath before continuing.
"And then, one night he was working late like always, and called my mom to let her know she didn't have to wait up for him to come home. He left his office around quarter after eleven. On his way home he had to cross this four-way intersection. A drunk driver was coming from my father's left and didn't realize that he had a stop sign. The speed limit was twenty and this guy was going forty-five miles an hour. At the last second he noticed my father's car crossing the intersection and tried to slam on the breaks, but he wasn't fast enough, and smashed into my father's car." He said, covering his eyes with the tips of his fingers.
"How old were you?" I asked softly.
"I was eight." He muttered. I stared at him trying to absorb everything he just told me, but it was too much.
"I'm so sorry, Edward." I whispered as I leaned foward to wrap my arms around his neck trying to comfort him.
"It was a long time ago. I moved on, I had to move on." Edward told me.
"But it's still hard for you to tallk about?" I guessed.
"I haven't talked about my parents in a long time, Bella." He said, finally looking at me.
"I'm sorry I asked you to tell me about them. I didn't realize, or think." I sighed, turning away from him and covering my face with my hand.
"I'm glad you asked me to tell you about them. I don't know if I would have been able to tell you myself," He assured me, gently pulling my hand away from my face to look at me.
"I feel relieved that I told you about my father." He smiled, intertwining his fingers with mine.
"And what about your mother?" I asked, hesitantly.
"Another time," He promised, cupping the side of my face in his hand.
"You look so tired," He whispered, I rolled my eyes.
"You should get some sleep." He said, sliding over to the other side of the bed.
"So should you." I told him as I slid underneath the covers. Edward turned off the bedside lamp behind me before his arm wrapped around my waist.
"Goodnight, Bella." He whisperered.
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"Awww! Look at them . . . ," Someone squealed. Another voice shushed them telling them to be quiet.
"Emmett, go get the camera. I want to take a picture!" The over-excited voice squeaked again.
"Alice, come on. They're sleeping." Emmett wined.
"Go get the camera. Hurry! Before they wake up." Alice said quickly.
"Everyone downstairs. Let Edward and Bella sleep." A stern voice murmured.
"Alice was the one who insisted we take a picture." Emmett replied as I heard the door shut quietly behind them before I felt an arm wrap securely around my waist. I turned around underneath the covers to see Edward peaking at me through half open eyes.
"Hi." He said, his voice hoarse from sleep.
"Morning," I whispered back.
"I think they took a picture of us sleeping." I chuckled. Edward smiled, rolling his eyes.
"That's Alice for you." He said.
"Did they wake you up too?" I wondered. Edward shook his head.
"I was awake the whole time." He smiled slyly.
"Why?" I asked, irked. Edward pursed his lips.
"I was watching you sleep." He murmured as he intertwined our fingers, not meeting my eyes.
"Why?" I asked again, feeling a little embarrassed. Edward shrugged, still playing with my fingers.
"I like watching you sleep. It's. . ." He trailed off, trying to hide a smile. I narrowed my eyes at him suspiciously.
"Interesting." He decided, unable to hide the smile anymore.
"Interesting?" I repeated, raising my eyebrows at him. Edward nodded.
"Don't you think that is kind of creepy?" I wondered.
"I suppose it is, but I wasn't trying to be creepy, Bella." He murmured, looking at me seriously. I never noticed it much before, but Edward can be very brooding sometimes. It seems like he's been brooding a lot lately now that I think of it. For some reason it made me sad, and that weird ache started to creep in my chest again. I leaned forward on my side, pressing my forehead against his as I rested my head on my arm against the pillow.
"This is all so foreign to me." I murmured after a long moment. I didn't understand what I was feeling, or these strange emotions he stirred in me all the time. I was terrified of what they might be.
"This is all new to me as well." He whispered, his eyes locked on mine.
"I don't know what's happening." I sighed, closing my eyes. Everything was starting to creep up on me so fast. This thing, whatever this is with Edward was becoming serious, but it was going too fast, and I can't keep up.
"Don't be afraid." Edward said quickly, gently brushing his fingers through my hair.
"I'm only afraid of loosing you. I feel like you're going to disappear." I sighed.
"I'm not going anywhere." He promised, never taking his eyes off mine as he slowly brought his lips to mine.
Eventually, Edward and I decided we couldn't stay in our little bubble forever, and went downstairs to have breakfast after getting changed into fresh clothes. Carlisle and Esme kept looking at Edward and I throughout breakfast, but I had no idea why.
"We just want you guys to know that we know you and Bella slept in your room last night, and we're okay with it." Esme said, talking mostly to Edward after Alice and Emmett left the kitchen.
"Yes, just as long as the next time it happens we are here, and the door is left ajar." Carlisle added. Edward and I nodded awkwardly, glancing at each other feeling a little embarrassed that they knew about that.
"And we trust you both, so neither of us have to ask if anything happened last night, am I right?" Esme asked, looking between the both of us.
"You have nothing to worry about, Mom." Edward assured her, trying not to laugh. Esme nodded her approval as she took our plates to the sink. After breakfast Edward suggested he drive me home before Charlie got worried that I wasn't home yet. We stalled when Edward pulled into my driveway, sitting silently in Edward's volvo.
"You should go inside, Bella." Edward murmured after a moment.
"Walk me to the door?" I asked. Edward smiled slightly before hurrying out of the car to open the passenger door for me.
"I'll see you tomorrow?" I wondered, standing beside his car. Edward nodded.
"Would you like me to drive you to school in the morning?" He asked, pulling me into his arms.
"I'd like that." I said as I wrapped my arms around his neck. Edward held me tightly for a moment before pulling away.
"I'll see you tomorrow." He murmured. I stood up to kiss him, but Edward leaned away from me, laughing at the shocked expression on my face.
"Charlie could be watching." He told me. I groaned.
"I don't care. I was going to tell him about us today anyway." I said.
"Mmhm." Edward hummed as he pressed his lips to mine.
"I'm serious, Edward." I said as he pulled away.
"I believe you." He chuckled, shaking his head at me before his lips met mine again.
"Bye, Bella." He whispered in my ear as he pressed a lingering kiss to my forehead before turning toward his car.
"Bye." I mumbled as I watched him pull out of the driveway.
"Hey kiddo." Charlie greeted as I walked into the kitchen.
"Hey," I said, grabbing a bottle of water.
"I thought you said Edward was a friend, Bella." He said, raising his eyebrows at me.
"Oh, uhm, well, yeah." I stuttered, unable to look Charlie in the eyes.
"You two seem really close for just friends." He said, narrowing his eyes at me.
"Edward is my boyfriend . . ." I admitted. Charlie gave me a funny look.
"How come you never said anything about it?" He asked.
"I honestly didn't think it was going to last, so I didn't think I had a reason to tell you." I said truthfully.
"He seems serious about you, Bells," He murmured, throwing me a knowing look.
"From what I saw just now." He shrugged casually. I nodded, not knowing what to say.
"I just want you to be careful. I will hunt him down if he breaks your heart." Charlie said honestly. I rolled my eyes.
"Okay, Dad." I said sarcastically.
"Oh, and Bella?" Charlie asked after a moment.
"How long?" I asked expectantly.
"A week." I nodded, turning around to go upstairs to my room. My phone vibrating in my pocket just as I fell forward onto the mattress.
How did Charlie take it?
He didn't seem too surpised, but he did ground me for a week.
I should have been there . . .
Don't worry about it.
I miss you already . . .
I laughed as I sent him a text back.
I miss you more.
That's not possible.
Sweet dreams, Bella.
Charlie had already left for work when I woke up the next morning. I put on a faded green collared button-up, rolling the sleeves up with a pair of blue jeans, and left my curly hair down for the day before going downstairs to make a bowl of oatmeal. I didn't get much sleep last night with so much on my mind. My confused feelings for Edward, and what I still need to learn about Edward's birth mother.
I hurried out the front door when I heard Edward's volvo pull up outside. A smile appeared on Edward's face as I reached him.
"Ready to go?" He asked as he pulled me into his arms.
"No, I don't want to deal with everyone today." I murmured into the shoulder of his black plea coat. Edward chuckled.
"I'm not worried about them, Bella, and you shouldn't be either." He whispered, still holding me to him.
"Okay." I said, looking at his face trying to seem confident. He didn't believe me for one second.
"Liar." He teased, pressing a quick kiss to my lips.
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I was expecting to see Edward standing in the hall waiting for me after first period, but he wasn't there. After second period, I hurried out of class thinking Edward would be waiting for me, he wasn't. I sat with Angela and Ben during lunch, but paid hardly any attention to what they were talking about, all I could do was look around the cafeteria for Edward every five minutes. It was then that I realized I hadn't seen Alice or Jasper either.
"Bella? Are you still in there, or did you ditch us?" I snapped out of my Edward induced haze, flashing my eyes to Angela.
"Sorry, Ang, I've got a lot rambling around up here." I said, pointing at my head.
"I can see that." She chuckled. I sighed, scanning the cafeteria again.
"You're looking for Edward, aren't you?" She guessed. I bit my lip and nodded.
"I'm sure he's around somewhere. He might be good at appearing out of thin air, but Edward's also very good at disappearing out of thin air." She teased, lightheartedly. I laughed a little at that, she had a point there, Edward did like to disappear out of thin air sometimes.
"Did you try texting him or calling him?" She asked, suggestively.
"Not yet, I just thought he would have said something to me this morning, but he didn't say anything." I shrugged, trying to seem casual.
"Call him, maybe he'll answer." Angela suggested.
"Don't call him just yet, Bella. Edward's a guy, guys can be a little slow sometimes. He'll call you when he gets the chance." Ben cut in. I nodded, but couldn't shake the strange feeling that something was wrong.
Throught the rest of the day there was still no sign of Edward. I sent him a text during biology, but never got a text back. I sat in my truck in the driveway after school debating whether or not to call him. I pressed the call button several times, but immediately ended the call once it started to ring.
I was sitting around in my room waiting for a phone call that was never going to come before I drew up the damn courage to just calll him myself. I swore under my breath when it went to voicemail.
"Hey Edward, it's Bella. Just wondering why I haven't seen you since this morning. Uhm, call me when you get this. Bye." I sighed, tossing my phone onto the floor as I laid in bed.
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I sat in my truck Friday morning waiting to go to class. I had turned my phone off this morning assuming there weren't any missed calls from Edward, and I'm going to guess and say that Edward isn't going to be in biology today either. I heard a soft knock on my window jolting me from my thoughts. I smiled as I noticed it was Angela waving at me.
"So Bella, what were you just moping about in there?" She accused, narrowing her eyes at me.
"I wasn't. I just really don't want to be here today." I muttered. Angela gave me a look of sympathy.
"If I can get through today, I'm pretty sure you can get through it, if not better than I can." She said reassuringly. I nodded, rolling my eyes.
"I hope you're right,"
"Oh, please, Bella, I know I'm right." I nudged her slightly with my shoulder as we headed toward the school's main doors.
By the time lunch rolled around, I was ready to shoot something. Teachers and their endless lectures, guys and their stupid ego's, and girls with bad attitudes. I needed a sledgehammer and some nails to bash their heads into. I haven't felt this frustrated and pissed off in ages, it was kind of refreshing in a way. No thanks to Edward, of course. I sat with Angela and Ben again, but instead of delving into conversation with them I decided to work on some homework.
I never realized how high school could be such a great distraction from your life outside of school until today. I banned all thoughts of Edward from my head and focused on paying attention in class throughout the rest of the day. I made a quick wave goodbye to Angela when I saw her standing in the parking lot talking to Mike and Jessica before rushing to get home.
Suddenly, everything seemed to go into slow motion as I pulled in front of my house to see Edward's volvo parked in the driveway. I took a deep breath preparing myself for whatever was about to happen as I slowly walked toward where Edward was now standing, leaning against his volvo with narrowed eyes.
"We need to talk." He murmured.
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