Just a random thought...
So...I realize it's been almost two years since I've updated this fic LOL. Hopefully, someone out there is still interested in reading it. If not, well I guess that's my fault. BTW Each chapter title is the Title of a song that I was listening to, when I was writing the chapter. If you can guess it, then...awesome!
without further interruptions...
Sex & Candy
Chapter 2: Is This It.
Butterflies ran through my stomach non stop, as I stood in a corner, and Alice the social butterfly ran off, greeting everyone.
She'd let go of me at the entrance of the grand white house, that we'd entered, and gone off searching for Jasper, and left me to fend for myself.
I would have gone after her, but didn't want to look that pathetic, then again I supposed that standing in a corner with no one to talk to, and by myself looked just as bad.
With a sigh, I looked through the grand room, taking in all the costumes. I recognized a few of them right away. There was a Malibu Barbie, who had spotted the obvious 'Ken' from the opposite side of the room. I could hear the girl's giggles as she began talking to him.
I looked away and spotted Rose and Jack, from Titanic, already making out. It made me laugh, but then something that Alice had told me earlier, made me swallow.
"…don't worry, there will be a Romeo out there for you, I made sure…"
Great, I thought, how would I know who my Romeo was? Would he be wearing a Leonardo Dicaprio mask? How else was I supposed to recognize him, from all the other guys here? I had forgot to mention to Alice, that while I'd read Romeo and Juliet, I'd never seen the modern version with Claire Danes and Leo.
Without anything else to do, I walked aimlessly, until I spotted Rosalie, Alice's best friend and felt a wave of relief, finally someone I knew. Yet as I moved to approach her, someone knocked into me, and I instantly fell down. It didn't take much for me to trip, and I sighed, as I started to get back up.
As I began to walk forward to go talk to Rosalie though, I realized she'd left, and again I was on my own.
I felt someone behind me, close, breath near my neck, and whispered words followed, "Did my heart love 'til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty 'til this night."
I bit my lip as I turned around, hoping he wouldn't expect me to answer in Shakespearean.
My Romeo was wearing a knight costume with a silver mask, that hid most of his features, but showed his pearly white smile. My breathing momentarily paused, and I took notice of his green eyes. He was a good half foot taller than me, with disheveled bronzed hair, and a magnificent jaw line.
He stood there, waiting for me to say something back, but anything to do with Romeo and Juliet suddenly went blank in my head, and all I couldn't think of saying was, "Hi."
Romeo, for the first time, since he'd spoken to me, frowned, and licked his lips, "You are Juliet, right?"
I immediately nodded, and fidgeted with my hands, "Yeah, I've just- never seen the movie, so I didn't know-. I mean, yeah-yeah, I am"
I mentally slapped myself for talking to much. I always tended to do that when I was nervous.
"Hey, its cool. Want to go outside?" he asked, with his hands deep inside his pockets.
With a nod, I let him lead the way to the outside porch, and away from the frenzied music. The air was crisp, and cold in comparison to the inside of the house filled with hot bodies dancing to the DJ's song.
There was no one else besides the both of us of the porch, and it made me nervous, especially since he wasn't saying anything.
Then, as if he had heard my thoughts, Romeo pulled out a bottle of Maker's Mark, and offered it to me. Normally I didn't drink at all, but in an attempt to seem like the teenager I was supposed to be, I drank some.
I regretted it almost immediately, as I began to cough. He patted my back, as I gave him back the bottle, and heard him laugh, "Not much of a drinker?"
I shook my head, and felt my face get hot. He took a huge gulp, and laughed again, as if I were the funniest thing he'd ever seen. We sat there, sharing his bottle of whisky, until I thought, who was this guy anyway? I certainly had never met him from all the times I'd come to Forks before.
As I was about to open my mouth to say just that, his lips attacked me, and though I knew I should push him away, something in me didn't want to, probably the alcohol. Instead, I returned his kiss, and felt him smile, as his arms pulled me closer to him.
I had kissed guys before, but I'd never really made out with them, and knew this was turning into that. The apprehension that I felt, subsided and I let him lead, he seemed to know what he was doing anyway.
It was nice, rough, a little pressured, but I enjoyed the feeling of his lukewarm lips on mine.
My heart started to rise, and somehow I found that I was on his lap, and that this closeness wasn't enough, something in me was growing, a feeling I'd never experienced. Without thinking, my hands wrapped around his neck-
A loud group of girls coming out of the door, laughing, startled us, and I fell off his lap, and on to the cement, hitting my elbow, and scraping it, on the way.
The girls, hobbled away, giggling partially at me, partially because they were drunk, and left us alone again.
I felt humiliated, why couldn't I go just an hour without falling down?
"You ok?" he asked, lifting me up, and brushing off my dress.
Just as I was about to respond, Alice came crushing through the back door, worry etched all over her pixie face, "There you are! God, I've been looking for you everywhere."
My Romeo turned, "I can fend for myself Alice."
Alice scoffed, "Not you, you idiot. Her-" She froze, "Wait, you're Romeo?"
He nodded, "Last I checked. You know how much Rosalie enjoys putting me in Elizabethan attire."
I frowned and finally spoke up, feeling a little lightheaded, "I'm confused. How do you two know each other?"
"No, actually I believe the question should be, how do you two know each other. I've known Alice since pre-school", he sneered.
Alice started laughing hysterically, all of a sudden, and rested her hands on her legs to support herself. After she was able to control herself, she looked back up at the both of us, "Oh wow, I didn't know Rosalie was such a bitch."
"What the fuck are you talking about?" Romeo asked, getting impatient.
She laughed again, but shook her head, looking at my Romeo, "Have you formally introduced yourself to Juliet, here?"
He glanced at me, but shook his head. Alice smirked, and walked towards me, and slowly took off my mask, to reveal my identity, then followed and took off his.
My stomach fluttered, as I took in his features. He was even better looking than what I had thought before. It was like he had been molded to perfection. Yet, as perfect as he was, I still didn't understand what Alice had meant.
I could tell by the look on his face, that he was thinking the same thing, and Alice frowned, "Wait…have you guys, like, never met?"
"No…", I whispered, unsure of what she meant. I really hadn't ever hung out with anyone from Forks, besides her, Jasper, and Rosalie.
"Edward, meet Bella Swan. Bella, this is Edward Cullen", she smiled to herself.
Everything suddenly went black.
I watched as Isabella fell to the grown, and for a second I didn't respond to it. I stood over her body, shocked by the idea that I had just made out with my future stepsister. Was that considered incest?
"Edward! Help me get her up", called Alice in front of me, trying to lift her up, herself.
I snapped out of my thoughts and bent down to lift her up, and scooped her up in my arms, expecting her to be light, only to be surprised by the exact opposite, "Jesus, what's she made of? Cement blocks?"
"Shut up! Do you think she's ok? What if she had a heart attack. Edward do something", Alice pushed at me.
I laid Isabella down on the porch, and looked over her, "What the fuck do you want me to do Alice?"
"Well your dad is a doctor, so do something!"
I frowned, "Exactly, Carlisle, not me. Look, she's stirring, she's fine."
And she was. She opened her eyes, to see me hovering on top of her, and I quickly backed away, as did she, as if we were parts of opposite magnets unable to be close to each other.
Alice noticed, and laughed, "This is just too funny. I can't believe Rose did this."
I rolled my eyes, and stood up, "I can. Remember last year, when she paired me up with Jessica Stanley? I was Prince Eric and she was The Little Mermaid."
Alice opened her mouth to say something, but as she did we heard sirens coming from the front of the house.
I dropped the bottle I had been carrying, and turned towards Alice, "Did you bring your car?"
She nodded, "I already told Jasper I'd take him home. You take Bella-"
"Excuse me, Bella is right here. And My dad is probably out there, I'll just leave with him", she slurred.
Alice turned towards me with an eyebrow raised, while walking away, "Like I said, you're taking Bella."
I sighed, but nodded, and took Isabella's hand, lifting her up. She stumbled against me, and fluttered her eyes, "Hi."
"Hi", I couldn't help but smile back, imagining how awkward tomorrow was going to be.
People started running out the back door, and I took that as a sign to start walking. Luckily, Carlisle's house was about a mile away of Rose's, and through the backyard on to the woods, an easy walk.
"You know, my mom said you were kind of hot", my stepsister-to-be, murmured to me, looping her arms around my neck, as we took a break from walking.
Her face was close to mine, and I could feel her breath on my lips. She licked her lips, and I didn't see the point in stopping.
I pushed her against a tree and kissed her.