Twilight Saga Timeline 

January 24-25, 2005 — Edward and Bella meet for the first time; Edward saves Bella from being crushed by Tyler’s van

He was sitting as far away from me as the desk allowed, but his chair was angled toward me. His hair was dripping wet, disheveled — even so, he looked like he’d just finished shooting a commercial for hair gel. His dazzling face was friendly, open, a slight smile on his flawless lips. But his eyes were careful.
“My name is Edward Cullen. I didn’t have a chance to introduce myself last week. You must be Bella Swan.”

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A low oath made me aware that someone was with me, and the voice was impossible not to recognize. Two long, white hands shot out protectively in front of me, and the van shuddered to a stop a foot from my face, the large hands fitting providentially into a deep dent in the side of the van’s body.