That went better than I imagined. He did not really say anything. I guess he was just shocked to see me. I was shocked to see him as well. He still looked the same in high school just a little more mature. His hair was still bronze and sticking up in all directions which only added to his appeal. He wore a pressed suit which showed off his body. He was perfection. On the other hand, I probably looked like a completely different person to Edward. I still had the same hair and boring brown eyes. It was just my face and body that had considerably slimmed down.
After he realized it was really me, he kept staring in disbelief, so I started to talk. I was so nervous that I kept rambling. His sudden outburst caught me off guard. All of a sudden I needed to get out of Edward's office. The last time I felt that way was at graduation. I needed to explain to him my sudden appearance. I just hoped that all of this new information would settle in and he would be calm down by then. Dinner should be eventful.
This is a dream. I am going to wake up in my fluffy bed and forget all of this ever happened.
I opened one eye and was disappointed to see my office. I had been sitting in my chair, hoping that everything that had occurred today was just my imagination. Unfortunately, it was all real. Bella is back. For some reason, my brain still could not process that piece of information. It was amazing the effect she left on me after not seeing her for five years.
I noticed a note on my desk with the address of the restaurant and time. So what now? Should I ignore her offer and move on with my life without her or go to dinner and see why she came back? The first option was tempting. I mean that is what I have been doing for the past five years. However, I knew that I could not run away from my problems. I had to know why she was back. Curiosity always got the best of me. I just hoped that I would not regret my decision after all curiosity killed the cat.
By the time I looked at the clock, I only had an hour to get ready and to drive to the restaurant. It was a good thing that I always kept spare clothes in my office in case of emergencies and this was a major one. I walked over to one of my cabinets and peered through the contents. The restaurant she wrote down was one which required a tie. Why on earth would she choose a formal restaurant? I chose a green tie which complimented my eyes and a white button down shirt. I moved to the bathroom and attempted to tame my hair, but gave up. Despite my current annoyance with Bella, I wanted to look good for her. When I was done, I looked at the clock and saw that I had fifteen minutes left. Crap. I rushed out of my office and into my Ferrari. I drove faster than usual and made it to restaurant with a couple of minutes to spare. I tossed my keys to the valet, warned him not to scratch my baby, and walked into the familiar restaurant.
It was an Italian restaurant with candles and flower arrangements on every flat surface. The interior resembled that of a real restaurant in Italy. I could hear a a violin being played somewhere in the room and I could even smell the delectable aroma from the kitchen. This was a perfect place to have a romantic date. However, that was not my case. This was just a meeting between friends, scratch that two people. I walked to the main table and was greeted by William, the host.
"Hello, Mr. Cullen. Welcome back! Will you be dining alone?"
"No William, I am actually meeting someone here. Is there a table for Swan?"
"Let me look.. ahh yes. The beautiful woman came here just a few minutes ago. Her table is this way. Please follow me."
The restaurant was filled with happy, smiling couples. I checked my appearance, looked around, and finally spotted her. There she was, sitting alone. She was wearing a green cocktail dress which showed off her new slim figure. Ok Edward, you still have time to leave. You do not have to go through with this. I was starting to hyperventilate and my head was starting to spin. It was too late. As soon as she saw me, a smile formed on her lips. It has been a while since I last seen that gorgeous smile. Her hair was in a bun with a couple of loose curls hanging. She was a vision in green. I could not tear my eyes away from her. She got up from her seat and hugged me. I awkwardly hugged her back. Damn she looked and smelt good.
"Edward, you came. Your tie compliments your eyes perfectly. Coincidentally we are matching too! Here come sit."
I turned around and caught William giving me a wink. He probably thought that this was a date. Far from it.
She motioned towards the empty seat. Still speechless, I could only nod my head and sat down. She started talking about what the best foods were on the menu. I allowed her to talk because I could not find my voice. I got lost in her deep chocolate brown eyes. After we placed our orders, there was a long silence.
I could tell that she felt slightly uncomfortable, so she started the conversation as always. She was the more loquacious one. I was grateful for that.
"So CEO? I knew you would become successful!"
The conversation was just small talk. I learned that she became a business consultant and had to relocate from New York to LA. Despite the long distance, she managed to visit Charlie every now and then. She even traded her beloved red pick up truck for a Mercedes SL 550 Roadster. I had to agree with her. That truck needed to go. A lot has changed since high school. I guess I thought everything would be the same. But she looked happy. She asked me about my family and I told her that Emmett married Rosalie after high school and Jasper married Alice last year. She instantly brightened up at the familiar names. I saw her glance at my ring finger, but she did not ask about whether I was dating someone or not. The conversation, instead, turned to her mocking my "most eligible bachelor" title. I joked that I worked hard for that title and was proud of it.
I continued to talk and became comfortable around her. It felt like high school again. It was hard to stay mad at Bella. However, I was not going to let her back into my life so easily. I would never forget what she did to me.
When I finally gathered up my strength, I looked her in the eye and asked her the question that had been on my mind since I saw her in my office.
"Why did you come back?"
She froze up, reached for her glass of wine, took a long, tentative sip then sighed, "Edward, I am getting married. I would love for my best friend to come to my wedding."
So there is the reason! Did you guys like it? I was not sure, so review and tell me what you guys think! Though I might change it because I had a couple of more shock worthy endings. :)