|The Brilliance Of Coffee
Author: Da RaNdOm PeRsOn PM
What if Bella had a twin sister who she dragged into her mess as well? Bethany Swan is the twin sister of Isabella Swan. When these twin sisters move to Fork to live with their father it wasn't what they expected. Then they meet the Cullen's and more importantly Beth meets a certain blonde haired god like man. Jasper/OC Rated T cause I'm paranoid. A little OOC. R&RRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Jasper - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,461 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 01-27-13 - Published: 01-18-13 - id: 8919727
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The arm rest under my hand was starting to crack at the grip I had on it. I always hated flying and this dodgy plane was not helping. My twin sister Bella sat to my left casually skimming through one of her many books. How was she so calm? This plane could crash at any given moment and she is calmly flicking through her flipping book. Gritting my teeth I slowly released my grip from the arm rest and bunched them in my lap making sure my belt was intact.
"How are you so calm?" I spoke through my teeth at her.
Bella looked up. "You just need to take deep breaths Beth."
Yep that's me Bethany Rose Swan daughter of Renee and Charlie Swan and younger twin to Isabella Marie Swan by five minutes. Bella and I had the same hair colour same face shape, same lips, nose and eye shape. The only difference was that I had Blue eyes while Bella had brown. Also I was tanned while Bella was pale, like an albino. Though our personalities are different it has some qualities that are the same.
"I'll give you deep breaths," I mumbled and Bella let a small smile slip.
At the current moment we were headed to Forks, Washington to live with Charlie. Renee and her husband Phil have decided to go traveling and we did not want to get dragged along. They also haven't had privacy since their wedding and they needed it, if you know what I mean.
Now Charlie was not the social type, in fact he was the opposite. He was socially awkward and shy; he never starts a conversation the other person has to start it. He and Bella were a lot alike in that department; I was a bit more outgoing and communal. Charlie also didn't hover which was prodigious, that was the one thing I was looking forward to. Renee always had to know what we were doing; she was trying to be, as she puts it 'cool' and 'teenage-like' which just made me want to throw up.
The plane shook and I gripped the arm rests again, sitting right back and my eyes went wide. I was next to the window and the shade was currently open, stealing a glance I instantly regretted it. We were so high up no one could survive if we were to crash.
I heard Bella giggle next to me and I sent a glare her way. Stupid twin sister with her stupid laugh and her stupid relaxed state. My glare only turned her giggle into a laugh.
"Is my pain funny to you or something?" I replied sullenly.
She let a short laugh out again. "You are not in pain Beth."
"I am… mentally!" I protested.
"Hi this is you pilot speaking we are about to land in Seattle. Please make sure you are seated with you belt fastened as we will be arriving shortly."
"Oh thank the lord and all that is holy," I sighed in relief.
Shutting her book and buckling up Bella smiled at me in amusement. I stuck my tongue out before double checking my belt and re-reading all the safety procedures. My ears suddenly started to pop as I realised we were landing, I yawned to get rid of the felling only for my ears to pop again. Giving up I sat back not being able to hear properly while we land.
After landing I rushed out of the plane only slowing down when I was on solid ground. Bella caught up and we walked out of the terminal and to the bag collection area. After grabbing our bags we made an effort to find Charlie. He was pretty hard to find since his uniform was pretty close to the security guards. What gave him away was his famous moustache and I must say it was a brilliant moustache.
After our awkward hugs and hello's we went to the police cruiser, much to my despair. It was embarrassing and since I sat in the back seat it looked like I was the criminal. I mean I've never done anything thing illegal, except maybe once or twice, but I don't count those.
The drive to Charlie's house was uncomfortable but humorous as Bella and Charlie attempted to have small talk. I had to stifle my laughs so I wouldn't get in trouble. As soon as Charlie mentioned Bella's hair I lost it, my laughter filled the air and both Charlie and Bella sent me a glare.
"You guys should get out and socialise more," I spoke up and cue another round of glares. "I'm just saying."
"Well you should just not say," Bella retorted.
Thus it was my turn to glower at her. She didn't respond just turned and stared out the window. I caught Charlie pursing his lips in discomfort though the rear-view mirror and then shuffled in his seat. I breathed out loudly before turning to watch the buildings and trees fly by the window.
Soon after we pulled up to the house, it was exactly how I remember except the white paint on the house was now peeling. The small two story house was surrounded by trees except for this one clear area they use as the yard. The porch had a single rocking chair sitting to the right of the door.
Getting out of the car I step right into a muddy spot that the tire tracks had made from over time. It covered my new sandals and foot; it could feel the mud between my toes. I heard Charlie laugh and I sent a disgusted look his way.
Stepping out of the mud I made my way to the boot and grab my suitcases while Charlie grabbed Bella's. She always did that, made people carry her things. Though I suppose she doesn't have much muscle where as I used to go to the gym every day.
I followed Bella into the house; she had her little cactus in her hands as she gazed around the room. Also taking in the house I found everything to be the same before we moved out, except faded. Like the yellow painted cupboards in the kitchen that Renee had insisted we paint that colour to help brighten up the place. Didn't do much to help though.
"Bella you get your old room but Beth I converted the upstairs study back into a bedroom for you, so you don't have to share," Charlie said coming up behind us.
"Sweet," I replied while Bella nodded before giving me a look. I always said 'Sweet' and only Bella could tell the difference between them all, that one was an 'I don't really care' sweet.
Heading upstairs I went straight to the study instead of following Charlie and Bella to her room. My room was simple; it had a double bed in the middle of the room with two bedside tables on each side, a closet across from it with in-built drawers and a study desk to the right of it. The room was painted a sky blue which matched the quilt on the bed.
I chucked my suitcases on the bed before opening them and start to unpack. I had only got my photos and laptop set up before there was a knock at the door. Bella stuck her head through and looked around the room before resting her eyes on me.
"There are guests outside that Charlie want us to meet," She said and I nodded. We always called him Charlie behind his back it was just awkward calling him dad after all the years we haven't seen him but we called him dad for his sake.
We walked downstairs together and out the front door. Charlie was currently talking to a man in a wheelchair that had long black hair and a younger boy, which looked a couple years younger than us whom also had long black hair.
"Bella, Beth you remember Billy Black?" Charlie asked.
"Yeah, looking good," I heard Bella say and shake his hand while I nodded at him.
"I'm still dancing," He replied folding his hands across his lap. "I'm glad you two are finally here, Charlie here hasn't shut up about it since you told him you guys were coming."
"All right, keep exaggerating and I'll roll you into the mud," Charlie replied walking into the street.
"Not before I ram you in the ankles!" Billy replied rolling after him while we laughed.
"Bring it!" I heard Charlie say before the younger boy walked up to Bella. I stood back and watched.
He had dark brown eyes with long black hair. He had a russet coloured tan with sparkling white teeth and he was also quite tall.
"Uh hi, I'm Jacob," He spoke up.
"Hey," Bella replied as Jacob glanced at me still smiling. I smiled back and he then averted his gaze back to Bella.
"We used to make mud pies when we were little," He spoke to Bella and only Bella. I was used to this behaviour they all usually went for Bella and completely ignored me. Even the adults did and our parents, Bella was first born so Bella will always be first.
"Right. No, I remember," Bella replied nodding looking awkward, I stifled a laugh before looking at Charlie and Billy fighting before having to stifle another one. "Are they always like this?"
Bella seemed to look at them as well while Jacob continued to look at Bella. He was so crushing on her! Grose she's my sister dude I don't want to watch you send googly eyes at her.
"It's getting worse with old age," He replied.
Bella mumbled something I didn't catch but saw her nod. Charlie and Billy came back over as Charlie whacked his arm onto the red Chevy truck that I was currently leaning on.
"So, what do you think?" Charlie asked before looking at Bella.
"Of what?" Bella replied.
"Your homecoming present."
"This?" Bella asked astonished.
"Just bought it off Billy here," Charlie replied and Billy mumbled a 'Yep' at her.
"I totally rebuilt the engine for you," Jacob said to Bella.
"Come on," Bella said amazed. "Oh my gosh! This is perfect. Are you joking me?"
I got off the truck as Bella opened the door efficiently hitting Jacob. She said 'Sorry' Before hoping in.
"Smooth Bella, Smooth," I laughed and she sent a glare to me.
Charlie and Billy were having their own conversation while Jacob was telling Bella how to start the truck while I leaned through the window. Something about double pumping the clutch when you shift gears.
"Do you want a ride to school or something?" Bella asked as I crinkled my nose, sitting three to a seat won't be fun and I am not walking so please say no.
"I go to school on the reservation," He replied as I shouted a mental 'Yes!"
"Yeah," He replied.
"That's too bad. It would have been nice to know one person," She said as I scoffed. They both looked at me.
"Where is your sense of adventure Bells? Is it on vacation or something?" I asked earning a laugh from Jacob.
"You were the adventurous one remember? You dragged me along and that was how I broke an arm," She replied.
"Totally your fault," I defended.
"How?" She replied.
"You followed me up that tree and decided to fall out. I didn't push you and there was no wind."
"You knew of my lack of coordination," She exclaimed, now she was getting grumpy. "Not all of us can balance like you Beth."
"Geez Bells relax," I replied pulling out the window and walking over to Charlie not wanting to talk to her anymore.
"Sorry I didn't get you a gift Beth I only had enough money for one car, you will have to ask Bella for a lift," Charlie apologised.
"It's cool, I'm used to being left out anyway," I replied stunning Charlie and Billy and my abruptness. Bella had put me in a bad mood and I tend to take it out on people.
"Beth, that's not what I-"He started.
"It's cool dad, really," I replied backing up to the house with my hands up before turning and continuing my quest for the front door. Not before hearing Jacob say to Bella 'What's up with your sister.'
I slammed the door behind me for effect and stormed upstairs. I went to my room which was opposite Bella's and next to Charlie's room. I then furiously started unpacking my clothes. I heard a car leave and before I knew it Bella was knocking on my door again.
"That was really rude, what you said to Charlie," I heard Bella say as she sat on my bed.
"Oh sure come on in Bella, make yourself at home," I exclaimed putting a T-shirt in my drawer before coming back for my dresses. Out of Bella and me, I was the more girly. I actually wore dresses and attempted putting a little make-up on.
"I'm serious Beth," Bella grabbed my hand to stop me walking any further.
"Yeah and so was I, I really am used to being left out. You were always first in their books." I snapped. "You were first born. You were first to get a push bike. You were first to be served. Hell you were even first in school. And when you fell of that tree and broke your arm, I was scolded so bad they even hit me across the ass as punishment before sending me to my room. And now Charlie gives you a truck for a homecoming present while I get jack with a side of squat. So don't you go yelling at me for being rude when I was only speaking the truth."
By then Bella's eyes were wide in shock and had lost her grip on my arm. I continued my trek to the cupboard to hang up my dresses.
"I- I hadn't realised," She stuttered.
"Yeah, you were too busy basking in your glory," I spat back.
"Beth, I'm sorry I'll make it up to you," Bella stood up pleading.
"Don't worry about it after all it isn't your fault they chose you. I guess they like brown eyes over blue," I offered her a smile my anger slowly fading. I couldn't stay made at Bella, I was her protector and even though she is older, she is the more vulnerable one.
She smiled back before standing up and giving me a hug. "You're a great twin sister, I couldn't ask for anyone better."
"You're not so bad yourself," I mumbled into her hair. She laughed pulling back and slapping me gently on the arm. "Now my ever so lovely twin sister, care to help me unpack?"
Letting out another laugh she opened my other suitcase and started unpacking with me. Soon enough we were done and laying on my bed side by side and staring at the ceiling.
"I should go make dinner," I heard Bella mumbled.
"Yeah, I should probably help," I replied but neither one of us moved.
A couple minutes later of still lying there Bella decided to speak up.
"What happened to making dinner?"
"I don't know, I think we were too lazy to get up," I replied and we both indolently laughed before fading off.
"Okay I'm getting up," Bella said and I heard her wheeze as she got up. "You coming?"
"Yeah, help me up will ya?"
"What did your last slave die of?" She asked holding a hand out to me.
"Didn't help me off the bed so I killed 'em," I replied as Bella pulled me up and laughed.
"Thank god I helped you up then," She answered.
"Yeah you got away with it this time," I responded as we walked out of my room and down the stairs to make dinner.