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It's a Love Story

By WritingtheWeird

Drama / Romance

Meeting Romeo: Love at First Sight

We were both young when I first saw you

I close my eyes and the flash back starts

"Come on Alice! Do I really have to go?" I asked her. She already had me in a cream colored dress with one-inch thick straps that were three inches above my elbow on my arms. There was a golden flower design on each one and going down the center of the dress. She made me wear a pair of matching flats and put my hair in curls.

Alice pulled my hand some more as we walked down the sidewalk towards the large country club. The lights shown through the windows. She was dragging me to the Spring Ball. They host it every year here in Forks, Washington, the greenest place in the world, where it rains everyday. Yet, today I was surprisingly sunny.

They've never failed to out do the year before. How do I know? Because every year Alice dresses me up and drags me to it, no matter how much I beg.

"Yes Bella! I don't know why you're still struggling, we're already here." She told me.

"I know! So stop yanking my arm out of its socket and let me walk!!!!!" she did and I stood up and straightened out the dress.

"Thank you, now we can go." As we go closer to the building we could hear the music more clearly. It was classical, but still up beat. We opened the doors and walked inside. Everyone was wearing the traditional old England clothes like Alice and I. as we walked around examining the decorations and looking to see if there was anyone we know, we saw Jasper.

"Jasper!" Alice squealed, she ran up to him and was soon wrapped in his arms. I didn't want to intrude on their moment, so I said. "I'll be on the balcony." I backed away to the stairs and climbed up to the second story, then walked onto the nearby balcony.

I'm standing there

On a balcony in summer air

When I was little I would ask my dad if we could come here just so I could stand on the balcony and look over the garden right outside it. If I wasn't up here I was playing outside in the garden. It had many beautiful trees and flowers. But in the back was my favorite. It was a large old willow tree. From here I could just see some of the branches.

I turned around and walked to the railing to watch over what was happening below. To one side I saw Alice and Jasper dancing happily. They've been dating for about two months now. She's met his whole family. Which consists of his twin sister Rosalie, her husband Emmett, his brother Edward, and their parents, Carlisle and Esme Cullen. Carlisle's a doctor here in Forks, and with my clumsiness, I've met him on many occasions. They adopted Jasper and Rosalie when they were little because of their parents being in a car accident. So they went from being Hale's to Cullen's."

I see the lights, see the party, the ball gowns

See you make your way through the crowd

Then I saw a figure in dark blue walk through the crowd of dancing people. Ordinarily, I wouldn't have cared, but he was waking straight towards Alice and Jasper. He tapped Jasper on the shoulder and they started talking. I continued to watch, when suddenly the figure looked up. He had bright piercing emerald eyes that I could see al the way up here. I quickly backed away, a blush appearing on my face and hoping that he hadn't seen me.

I turned back around and again walked onto the balcony, still feeling the eyes of the stranger on me. I stared out into the garden, trying to distract my mind. But I couldn't get the picture of his eyes out of my head.

Only a few minutes later, I felt like someone was watching me again, that I wasn't alone. Slowly, I turned around and was again met with the pair of emerald eyes.

"Hello." He said.

"Hi." I responded, the blush appearing again.

You say hello

Little did I know

"So what brings you here?" he asked.

"My crazy, shopaholic, hyper friend Alice made me come."

"I know her." He giggled some before continuing. "She's definitely a shopaholic."

"Yep, she sure is."

"So what are you doing here? Did Alice force you too?" I asked him.

"I guess you could say that. She said I was going to meet a beautiful girl with brown hair and eyes if I came. Her name is Bella. I'm guessing that's you?" I blushed at what he said then turned back out to face the garden.

"Well, you have the name and description right, but I'm nowhere near beautiful."

"I beg to differ."

I turned back to face him, wondering if he was joking. But his eyes held nothing but passion and truth.

On a sudden impulse, I got on my tip toes and grabbed the sides of his face.

"Are you sure you haven't gone blind?" I pulled up an eyelid and looked into his eyes. He stared back into mine, the emotion in his eyes only increasing.

"Positive." He whispered to me. Soon we were both learning into each other. It was like I was in some kind of trance. I was sinking deep into his eyes.

"You guys! Get a room!" A voice sounded behind me. Edward and I immediately jumped apart, causing me to trip on the layer of the dress. Edward caught me in his arms, staring into my eyes.

"Are you alright?"

"Yeah." I breathed. I could feel my cheeks heating up as I stood and stepped out of his arms.

I turned to face the older of the voice, Alice.

"Oh, hi Alice. I thought you were downstairs dancing."

"I was, but then Edward came and asked where you were. So we told him that you were up here."

"And you being you, you wanted to see what would happen." I accused. She didn't deny it though. So his name is Edward. I thought. It fits him. After a few minutes of quiet Alice finally said,

"Well, thanks for the stimulating conversation, but Jasper and I are going back downstairs. You know, to dance. That's sort of what you do at a ball." She told me sarcastically.

"I know Alice. But you know I can't dance, at all."

"It's not that you can't dance. It's that you won't."

"That is not true Alice."

"Really? When was the last time you actually danced at a ball? Or a dance?" I stayed quiet. She had me there and she knew it.

"See? Now come on."

"Even if I would, I can't. I don't have a partner." I thought I had her there. That I had finally beaten the invincible Alice Brandon. Clearly, I was mistaken. Never bet against Alice.

"You can dance with Edward." She said, then turned around and went downstairs.

"Crap." I muttered as I turned to Edward.

"What? You don't want to dance with me?" He was joking but he still looked a little hurt.

"No, I just don't want to dance." I told him.

"Have you ever danced before?"

"I did ballet when I was little. Let's just say it ended badly."

"Come on. You can tell me. I promise not to laugh." I looked into his eyes and couldn't help but to agree.

"I…..bar….ended…down….girls." I mumbled.

"What? I couldn't hear you?" he leaned close and cupped his right here.

"I said, I slipped while posing on the bar and ended up knocking down all the other girls." Edward grinned while trying to hold back his laughter.

"It's ok, you can laugh, go ahead."

"No, I said I wouldn't, and I won't." I smiled at him then began down the stairs.

"Where are you going?" He asked as he caught up to me.

"To dance. I figured I'd give it one last shot." I smiled at him as we reached the last step. He grinned back at me before grasping my hand in his and pulling me out into the middle of the dance floor. He began to twirl me around to the rhythm of the music. After a few more twirls and pulling each other closer and farther away, my neck was laying on his shoulder. My arms were wrapped around his neck, his around my waist.

It was peaceful as we swayed to the music. I listened to the rhythm and soon recognized it.

"Debussy." Edward and I chorused. I pulled back to stare at him, as he did me.

"You know Debussy?" we asked simultaneously. We even laughed at the same time.

"You know classical music?" He asked when we finished.

"Only my favorites. My mom used to play it around the house a lot. What about you?"

"I guess I just like it. I've always been into the classics."

"That explains your name."

"What do you mean?"

"Well Edward's an old fashioned name, no offense. It's not a very common name nowadays."

"Neither is Isabella." He commented.

"Good point."

We danced to a few more songs before Alice cam up to me.

"Come on Bella. We have to get home, it's almost midnight."

"Really?" I looked towards the clock and sure enough it was fifteen minutes until midnight.

"Guess you're right Alice. Bye Edward." I said as we walked away.

"Bye Cinderella." He called back. I don't know what caused me to, but, for some reason, I yelled to him,

"Actually, it's Juliet."

"Then I guess I'm Romeo."

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