Arrogant First Love

All Rights Reserved ©

Chapter 07

Chapter 07

There is definitely something wrong with me; I could not shake this feeling of excitement as I think of seeing Edward again. I mean we did not progress that much. Yes! We are friends but not to that extend.

I think!

“He is so handsome in personal” Jenny said

“Sigh! Stop your goggle eye Jenny” I said

“At last he knows me, we could now be friendly” Jenny said

“Wow! That escalated quickly” I replied

“In no matter of time Mr. Edward Jackson will fall for me and I will be his girlfriend” Jenny said

“Oh! God!” I said

I am very amaze on how Jenny has abroad imagination over this kind of things.

“Excuse me!”

A young man holding a bouquet of roses came to the teacher’s lounge.

“What is it young man?” Mrs. Madison asked

“I have a delivery for Ms. Elizabeth Wilson” The man said

“For me?” I asked and reach for the flowers

“Please sign here” He said

“Okay!” I replied and signed

“Here are your flowers and enjoy” He said and went out

“Who did that came from?” Mr. Anderson asked

“Beats me” I said

As I reach for the card in the roses, to my surprise that the flowers were from Edward.

(Note: Hope you have a nice day! See you soon!)

“So who is it from?” Jenny asked

“From our former parent and student” I replied

“Really!” Jenny said

“I better put this on a vase” I said and head out

God dammit Edward! Why do you like to make my life complicated?

But in all honesty, he really came through.

I ever wonder if Elizabeth got my flowers; I hope I made an impression.

“Edward, are you listening?” Paul asked

“Again?” I said

“You have been out of your mind often, what is the problem?” He asked

“Nothing!” I replied

“You freaking liar, is this about a girl?” He asked

“Psst! No!” I said

I stood up and walked away from Paul.

“Is this about that girl I saw in your apartment last time, what is her name?” Paul asked

“Elizabeth Wilson” George replied

“George” I said

“Yeah! Elizabeth your beloved childhood friend” Paul said

“She has nothing to do with this” I said

“Yes! There is! Ever since the kitchen soup incident you have been like a sick love puppy” Paul said

“No! No! You are mistaking” I replied

“You like her don’t you?” He asked

“No! Maybe?” I replied

“God Dammit Ed! You are making things complicated, you are in crucial moments of your campaign do you know that?” Paul said

“I know!” I replied

“Just make sure, your friendship with her will not make your campaign hurt” Paul said

I know for a fact that what I am doing might be for the worst outcome of my campaign; but I could not stop it. Elizabeth is someone too dear to me.

I could not lose her again….

Ten Years Ago…. January 2005

“Good morning!” I greeted

“Good morning” Elizabeth replied back

I came closer to her and kissed her on the forehead.

“Let’s go!” I said

“Where?” She asked

“Just trust me on this” I replied

“The last time I trust you had me in trouble” She replied

I hold her hand and kissed it.

“Just trust your boyfriend for once okay” I replied

After the dinner we had in the Wilson residence; things changes between me and Elizabeth.

We took a drive to a hilltop…

“What are we doing here?” She asked

“We are here for a viewing” I replied

“Here?” She asked

“Why do you have too many questions?” I asked

“It’s because you make me nervous” Elizabeth replied

I came close to her and hug her.

“Stop being nervous and be with me” I replied

We sat under the shade of a tree and hugged each other.

I brushed her hair with my hands and kissed her head.

I love her so much.

“I have a question?” Elizabeth asked

“Hmm! What?” I asked

“When did you realize you like me?” She asked

I looked at her and smiled.

“What?” She asked

“If I told you the truth you will laugh” I replied

“Seriously?” She said

“When I was five years old I have a biggest crush on you” I replied

“No way! That is a lie” She said

“No! When we enter junior high school I still have a crush on you, until high school started and right now.” I replied

“Then? Why didn’t you tell me?” She asked

“Well! I am scared you might reject me” I replied

“What? Why would I reject you?” She asked

I looked at her.

“Then you would not reject me if I told sooner?” I asked

Elizabeth looked away and moved away from me.

“I am hungry” She said

“No! Answer my question Elizabeth” I said

“No!” She replied

She ran away from me and I tried to catch her.

When I caught her.

“Like you, I have a crush on you since we are five years old so…” She replied

This is too unbearable; I pulled Elizabeth and gave her a kiss on the lips.

If I have known this will be the most wonderful feeling in the world, I should have confessed to her in the first place.

When our lips parted.

“Hmm! I love you so much” Elizabeth said

“I love you more” I replied

Love?

I do not know, if I will be bothered with the flowers or not. Edward is really a piece of work; the more I think about it the more I asked myself why I evened have a friend like him.

“Uncle” Keith shouted

“Hello! Keith” He said

Edward looked at me and smiled.

“Keith, do not forget you book” I said

“Yes! Ms. Wilson” Keith said and took his book

“I hope you like it!” Edward said while approaching me

“If you are talking of the flower, yes! But why?” I replied

“What is wrong with giving you flowers?” He asked

“Nothing! But do not make a scene on my work place” I replied

“Did they ask?” He said

“Of course; I am teacher and we get only does things on occasion” I replied

“Then! I will give one everyday” He replied

“What? Why?” I asked

“Well everyday with you is an occasion” Edward replied

This man really has no sense of shame on his body; how could he say something like that?

“Uncle! Let’s go!” Keith said

“Yeah!” Edward replied

“Goodbye” I replied

“Wait a minute, give me your phone” Edward randomly said

“What? Why?” I asked

Edward took my phone from the table.

“Wait a minute” I said

He dials something on it and his own phone rang.

“Okay! Now I can call and text you anytime I want.” Edward replied

“Mr. Jackson you have gone too far.” I said

Edward came closer to me.

“Didn’t you bother think I will do this things?” Edward asked

“I know but…” I said

I could not resist him, the more I do that. The more he comes closer.

I went home thinking of what might happen.

Better now than late right; if I ended up avoiding Edward more I have a pretty good idea that he will do something worse than this.

Ring…. Ring…

I looked at my phone and saw an unfamiliar number. I know that number belongs to him and I am very tempted not to answer but…

“Hello!” I answered

“You should have answer after the first two rings” Edward said over the phone

“Sorry, the caller id pops unidentified caller” I replied

“You know it is me; Elizabeth” He replied

I just kept quiet on my side of the line.

“Are you mad?” Edward asked

“No! I am not mad it’s just that”

I know if I continue to speak I will only make things worse.

“Is it because I am too persistent?” Edward asked

“Well! You are too much” I replied

“What do you want me to do Elizabeth?” He asked

“What is it that you want Edward?” I asked

Both of us kept silent on the side of the call.

“I just want to be close to you” Edward replied

I could not deny that I feel the same way; but right now is not the best thing for us.

“Let’s just take it slow okay; I mean we are friends right” I said

His end of the line just kept silent for a long time now.

“I guess you don’t want to be friends with me?” I asked

“It is nothing like that” Edward replied angrily on his part.

“I better go now, Edward” I said and hung up the phone

It was a bad idea to ask for more than anything; why can’t I be contented of the present situation.

I could not bear to wink or sleep, thinking that Elizabeth and I are back to square one. Did she really forget about me; about the feelings we share before.

Am I a past she wants to forget?

The longer I thought of it the more my head hurts.

“Uncle” Keith said

“Yes?” I asked

Keith approach and gave me an invitation card.

“What is this?” I asked

“It is the annual show and tell program in our school, and I want you to be there as my partner.” Keith said

“My? I am honored but how about your mom or your dad?” I asked

“They said they are too busy” Keith sadly replied

Show and Tell program; I am too drawn to the fact that I could use this to see her again but the more I think of it the more I make things complicated.

I just want her back.

Is that too much to ask?

“I will go Keith, do not worry” I replied

“Really! Thank you uncle” Keith happily replied

I better give up.

I think all hope is gone.

Elizabeth is not interested.

I just another person in her life right now.

Nothing more and nothing less!

How pathetic!

Ten Years Ago… January 2009…

“What?” Ellie said

“I said, I will ask Elizabeth to be with me when we graduate” I replied

“You want to be with Elizabeth after high school?” Ellie asked

“Yeah! What is wrong with that?” I asked

“Are you also planning to attend YALE?” Ellie asked

I looked at her “I will not, but I could study at a near university” I replied

Ellie shook her head “do you think Mr. & Mrs. Wilson will allow that?” Ellie asked

“I better try” I replied

“Little brother, I do not want to burst your bubbles but; Lizzie has dreams and I think you are not involved in that” Ellie said

“What you think is wrong” I replied

I stood and walked away; I know Elizabeth is much better than me. But I could promise her the world if I could. I could make her happy.

Can I?

“Edward”

Elizabeth called me from across there yard.

“Elizabeth”

I approach her and gave her a kiss on the forehead.

“I was looking for you” She replied

“I was inside talking to Ellie” I said

“Really? What about?” She asked

“Nothing important” I replied

Elizabeth looked at me and smiled.

I do not want to lose her.

“Could you be my prom date?” I asked her

“Yes! Of course” She replied

“Yeah! We will go!” I said

I pulled her and lift her in my arms.

I am happy at the same time worried; the last thing I want to be left.

I do not want to let her go.

Woods Elementary is busy right now. It is our annual Show and Tell Event; a lot of our students’ family and relatives will come and see their children.

“Okay! Class we will be doing a musical presentation for show and tell.” I said

“Yes! Ms. Wilson” The pupils replied

“We will be very busy this week so be prepared and always be present” I said

“Yes! Ms. Wilson” They replied

I could not shake Edward outside my head; I asked myself if I am too cruel to him.

“Ms. Wilson” Keith said

“Yes! What is it Keith?” I replied

“Uncle will come to watch me for the show and tell” He said

“Really! How about your mom?” I asked

“Mom and Dad are both busy and uncle volunteer to come” He replied

I do not want to be the sour one; but I will see him again.

How am I supposed to react?

“Ms. Wilson let’s start” Ms. Jones said

“Okay!” I replied

I need to be ready!

I hate this fake mayor’s meeting; I need to kiss cheeks with the people that are considering my enemies.

“Smile” Paul said

“I don’t want too” I replied

“Do not be a baby Edward, and smile for the press” Paul said

“Shut up!” I replied

“Mr. Jackson” Arnold Carter approach me

“Mr. Carter” I flash a smiled

The press started to take our photos together.

“Smile” Mr. Carter said

“I am smiling thank you for reminding me” I replied

“You have been busy; Ed” He said

“So are you” I replied

“Just a quick head start, I would like to inform you that I have talked to your brother-in-law” Arnold said

I looked at him with a bottling question on my face.

“He said, he will support my candidacy” He said

“What?” I replied

“Opps! Looks like you are not informed; you better ask your dear sister Edward” Arnold said and left me.

What the hell is going on?

How did that happened?

I haven’t seen Edward’s presence the whole day; I felt relieve and bothered at the same time. Ellie was the one that fetch Keith from school. My phone didn’t ring for any text or call.

Is he alright?

I went home on schedule; not hassle or fusel.

I could not stop thinking something is wrong.

Ding… Dong… Ding…

The doorbell on my apartment’s front porch rang loudly; I hurriedly run downstairs to answer the door.

“Yes!”

I open the door and on it was a drunken Edward.

“Elizabeth” Edward said

“Edward, what the hell” I replied

“Hep! I am drunk” He said

“I could see that, why are you here? why are you drunk?” I asked

“I just want to see you” He said

“Where is Mr. Fisher?” I asked

“Hmm! I am alone” He replied

“Seriously! I will call Ellie right now” I said

Before I could reach my phone, Edward pulled me closer to him.

“Edward” I said

“Do not do that” He said

“You need to go home, you are drunk” I said

“I want to be with you” He said

I was surprise with what he said. He is seriously mess up.

I helped him go up to my place; I let him take over my couch.

“What the hell have you been doing Edward?” I asked

I looked at him and I felt worried and bothered. How did he end up like this?

“Edward, help me take off your shoes” I said

Edward just snuggles on the sofa.

“Sigh! Edward what happened?” I asked

“Nothing” He replied

“Really, you don’t do this unless you are upset” I replied

“Just leave me alone” He said

“You are in my place, let me remind you” I said

He just kept quiet and looks away.

“Stay here! I will get come towel” I said and stood

“I just want to be with you for a while” He said

I looked at him, and taught to myself. I was too selfish.

I had never considered since the moment we meet again. How will Edward feel?

I do not pity him. I just do not want to have my hopes get too high.

If I accidentally let myself go, I wonder if I will get hurt.

Continue Reading Next Chapter

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.