Getting to Know the Bride
"Hi Edward." I choked out.
FlashbackYou say hello…
"Hi! I said.
"Hello." He replied.
"So what brings you here?" He asked.
But little did I know…End flashback
"So what are you doing back here? It's only been five years." I said as nice as I could. Which I'm afraid wasn't much. I glanced at Jake, he gave me a warning look. I put down my coat and purse then walked over to him. Wrapping his arms around my waist, I sat in his lap.
"I figured I'd come home for a little while. Plus Tanya said that we should have the wedding here."
"You're getting married?" As if I didn't see the stone with the huge stone on her finger.
"Yes, Tanya and I have been dating for a year now." He kissed her forehead.
"You must be Tanya." She smiled and nodded.
"You must be the famous Bella, he's talked about you so much."
"Good things I hope." I said, barely mustering up a smile.
"Oh, all of them. Apparently you're the perfect girl."
"I wouldn't say that, I'm nowhere near perfect."
"Not according to Edward."
"Well that's him." I said, trying to sound playful. Though I'm sure Jacob's arm is going numb from where I'm squeezing it.
"So how did you guys meet?" I asked.
"It was at one of my friends parties. She had invited me while her boyfriend invited Edward. We met later on and he asked me out. I guess it just started from there." She finished, smiling up at him.
"First date?" I wondered. What? A girl has to know.
"A candlelit picnic at the beach."
"How sweet." I commented.
"Well, how about us girls head upstairs, while the guys stay down here?" Alice suggested. I looked at her confused.
"Sure." Tanya said, Rose and I nodded.
"Good luck." Jake whispered in my ear.
"Thanks." I kissed his cheek then rose out of the chair. Before we entered Alice's room, she pulled me aside.
"Are you okay?"
"Yeah, I'm fine."
"I'm not ly… okay maybe a little." She raised and eyebrow.
"Ok a lot. But it was painful. Do you think they noticed?"
"No, only the rest of us could tell. They don't know you, so I wouldn't expect them to."
"So why'd you say for us to come here if you thought she was a problem?"
"I don't think she's the problem, Edward is. This way you'll get to know her and not be rude because of the jerk downstairs." I thought it over, then said.
"Good idea." We walked into the room to see Rose and Tanya sitting on the floor looking through piles of movies.
"What's with the movies?" I asked.
"I figured this way we could learn what kind of movies she liked. It's not like we weren't going to watch anyway. We're not going to watch them until later though."
I nodded in response. We play 20 questions so that we each could learn about her, and her us. She likes a lot of the same things we do. She's really nice too. The only thing that I can say I don't like is her love for shopping. But she likes to read a lot too, so that put her back on my good side.
"I can honestly say I think Edward made the right choice by proposing to you." I admitted. It hurt but it was the truth.
"Thanks. Bella, can I talk to you alone?" Tanya asked.
"Sure." E both stood up and walked out into the hall.
"Look, Edward told me about what happened between you guys a few years ago. I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't affect us being friends. I don't want it to be awkward between us."
"Neither do I. Don't worry I'll be fine. It's just been a long time since then. I've got to get used to him being around again, that's all."
"Good. Besides you and Jake seem happy. How'd you two meet?"
"Wait, you think Jake and I are together?" She nodded confused. I couldn't control it, I started laughing.
"What's so funny?" she said once I quieted down, which was a quite a while.
"Jake and I aren't together. We're just friends. Sure I love him, but like a brother, like Emmet and Jasper. But we met at the beach during the summer at sunset."
"Why do you remember the sunset?"
"Because it's the most precious one to me. It marks the day I started to heal. That and it was very beautiful."
"That's romantic, even though."
"I guess. I just still can't believe you thought that."
"I guess it was kind of silly. But the way you guys talk about each other, how you act, it's sort of weird that you're not."
"Well, I can see how you get the impression. Well come on, we've got movies to watch and secrets to tell. Especially you, trust me. Considering your engaged to Rose's brother in law, and knowing Alice, they'll know everything about you within the next hour or two."