Disclaimer: I do not own "Twilight" or any of the recognizable characters. Also I obviously do not own "Pride and Prejudice."
A/N: Okay, so PLEASE don't get mad at me. I am having a major writing block on my other story, "The Girl Next Door." I know the major stuff that I want to happen, but I am having a hard time getting to that point and keeping my story interesting and good.
So in the mean time, I have had this idea in my head to write a totally AU (Alternate Universe) and OOC (out of character) version of Bella and Edward. It is in the tradition of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." I love the book and I can actually get lost in the language. Anyway, ALL CHARACTERS ARE HUMAN.
SUMMERY: Bella and her sister Alice attend a prestigious boarding school in New York. Where they meet a shipping heir, Jasper Hale, and his best friend Edward Mason. Bella, as she likes to be called, is a strong headed and opinionated woman. Edward has a bullheaded and proud exterior, due to his upbringing as a prince, yet is soft and loving on the insides. When these two meet clashes and miscommunication arise.
"The Prince and Me"
Another school year, the beginning of a new year is always the most exciting for Bella and her twin sister Alice. They attend a prestigious boarding school in New York, Pemberly Prep, as the students call it. They are juniors this year, not the top of the totem pole but pretty popular for being juniors.
"So we're getting some new roommates this year. Do you know who they are?" Alice asked Bella.
"No, but I hope that they are at least a little reasonable, I do not think that I could stand it if they were completely ridiculous." Bella replied.
Alice is very beautiful and intelligent. She is soft spoken and gentle, known for her goodness. Her beauty is that of an angel, she has soft dark hair that flows to her shoulders and eyes that are so full of love and concern. Her body curves in all the right places; men are often caught ogling her, which makes her feel extremely uncomfortable and extremely self-conscious. Due to her shyness, Alice has had little luck in the boyfriend department. It has not phased her loving personality.
Isabella or Bella as she likes to be called, is almost the exact opposite of her sister. Bella is hardheaded and is very outspoken. She is quick witted and it is rare when someone is able to match her in cleverness and intellect. Well liked in her group of friends, Bella can usually find something interesting to talk about. Bella's intelligence is only matched by her beauty, although she looks nothing like her twin, they both hold beauty that is unmatched. Bella has chestnut hair that cascades down to the small of her back. Her hazel eyes are hypnotically stunning. Although, her looks paled when she stood next to Alice.
"Hello!" A voice called from the doorway of their dorm living room.
Bella is the first to respond. "Hey! Are you one of the new roomies?"
"Yeah, I'm Jessica." The girl replied struggling with a box in her arms.
"Here, let me help you with that." Bella said as she helped the curly haired girl with the box.
"This is Alice." Bella said gesturing to the black haired beauty organizing the books on a shelf in the living room. "Alice, this is Jessica."
Alice smiled sweetly and waved, "Nice to meet you, Jessica…"
"Oh, Jessica Stanley." Jessica filled in the gap.
"Okay, so this is the living room," Bella said gesturing to the small area that barley fit the couch, love seat, along with a single bookshelf, and a small entertainment system. "it's not much, but it's home."
"It's nice." Jessica said looking around.
"Over here is our little kitchenette," Bella continued motioning to the small nook area that contained a small refrigerator and a microwave. "We don't use it much, usually to hold leftovers and such. We usually eat in the cafeteria unless we order in or go out to eat."
"Continuing on with the tour, here is the bathroom that splits the two rooms. I know what you are thinking, only one sink area. All I have to say is thank goodness we have a bathroom. The doors on either side lead to a shower and a toilet. We get one for each room. We actually have one of the nicest dorm rooms in the school." Bella loves talking about how lucky they are to have such a nice place. Most of the rooms have only one bathroom and no kitchenette are to share between all of the roommates.
"These doors on the either side of the bathrooms are the bedrooms. This door here is yours and whoever our other roommate is. This other door is Alice and my room."
"I already know who our other roommate is, her name is Lauren."
"Oh, well, that's good then." Bella did not know how to respond to her.
After the grand tour and getting settled in the fourth and final roommate showed up. She has blonde hair and seems a little too excited for her own good. All she ever seems to talk about is boys, celebrities, and other inconsequential things, at least in Bella's point of view. Jessica seemed to follow whatever Lauren said. This should be fun. Bella thought to herself.
"Alice do you want to go check out that welcome back party that Emmett is throwing over in Netherfield dorms?" Bella asked in hopes of escaping the enclosed space with two over excited boy crazy girls.
"Okay, let me just go invite Jessica and Lauren. I'm sure they would like to go."
"Because, it is the polite thing to do."
"Fine." Bella said rolling her eyes. "I'm going to go get ready."
An hour later the four roommates were headed across campus to the Netherfield dorms. When they arrived, they were greeted with red plastic cups.
"No thanks." Both Bella and Alice replied while Jessica and Lauren took part in the party.
"Let's go find Emmett and I'm sure Angela is around here somewhere." Bella said to Alice who heartedly agreed.
Emmett is Bella and Alice's good friend. They had been friends since freshman year he was a sophomore when they met. He is big and brawny; of course he is on the football team. Also, he is one of the more popular guys in the entire school.
Angela, along with Emmett, is a senior this year. She is plainer looking than either Bella or Alice, but has a sweet heart and is very brainy. She is a best friend to both Bella and Alice, although she is closer to Bella.
"Alice! Bella!" Emmett yelled as soon as he saw two of his good friends. He is so loud that he could be heard over the thumping music.
The sisters ran over and hugged their big teddy bear of a friend.
"How are my two favorite girls doing?" Emmett asked.
"Good, we have two new roommates this year." Bella replied.
"Really?" Emmett said with peaked interest.
Bella rolled her eyes. "They are two very ridiculous and boy crazy girls."
Alice smacked her sister in the arm, "Bella, be nice. They are lovely girls." Alice hardly ever has a harsh word to say about anyone.
"Okay, they are very pretty and nice girls." Bella resigned.
"Oh! That reminds me. My cousin is here with his good friend. They graduated last year but they are great!" Emmett exclaimed. "HEY JASPER!" Emmett can be so loud sometimes.
Two very attractive guys walked over with a very beautiful blonde girl.
"Jasper, Edward." Emmett called to the two guys. "This is Isabella and Alice Swan." He said gesturing to the two beauties.
"Please, call me Bella." Bella said with a smile.
Alice said a very polite hello.
Jasper has blond hair and striking features. He has soft eyes that contrast with is angular face, still as handsome as ever. His smile broadened when he saw Alice. They would make such a cute couple. Bella thought to herself.
Edward has bronze hair and stunning green eyes. His face looked stern and unfriendly, like he was bored. When introduced he just nodded his head and said, "Nice to meet you."
Bella thought, It doesn't seem like he thinks that it is nice to meet us at all. Does he have a British accent?
"Oh, it is very lovely to meet you." Jasper said, not being able to take his eyes of Alice, she could not take her eye off of him either.
A girl's came up and stood very close to Edward clearing her throat. "Oh, yes." Emmett said regaining his attention, he has a little ADD, "this is Rosalie Hale, Jasper's sister."
"How do you do?" Rosalie said very properly.
Alice tore her eyes away from Jasper long enough to greet Rosalie very politely, then she turned her attention back to Jasper who asked her to dance.
The thing about Jasper is that he is a shipping heir who grew up in New York. He has a great deal of money and his sister is a very well known socialite. Edward, he is best friends with Jasper. They have been ever since freshman year of high school. Edward's parents though that it would be a good idea to send him to New York to go to school. He is the Prince of England.
The group slowly dwindled and Bella found Angela. They sat talking about their summers, catching up. They walked past the corner where Edward and Rosalie stood talking. When Jasper came up to Edward and began talking to him.
"Why aren't you dancing or socializing?" Jasper asked.
"This is my cue to leave and find a photographer somewhere." Rosalie said, always trying to find someway to get attention form the tabloids and Edward. "See you soon, Edward." She said that last part a little more seductively as she grazed Edward's chest with her manicured fingers. He seemed to stiffen at her touch.
"I do not find the company to be at my liking." So he does have a British accent! Bella thought to herself.
"What are you talking about?" Jasper said. "There are plenty of beautiful girls here."
"I believe you are already with the only beautiful girl in at the party."
"What about her sister Bella? She is very attractive."
"Yes, but not nearly enough to tempt me."
"You have to be joking!"
"I assure you I am not. She is seems as interesting as a trainspotter."
"Oh, come on now, She is a lovely girl. It seems like she is a rather popular girl around here."
"Yeah, around here, but drop her in any other environment and I don't think that she stands a chance. Besides, what kind of name is Bella anyway?"
"Her name is Isabella, she just likes the nickname Bella."
"Regardless, I do not think that I would find her company to be bearable."
Bella and Alice heard this entire exchange and Bella was fuming.
"Can you believe the nerve of that pompous arrogant British…" Bella did not have a chance to continue because Emmett came over to talk to them.
"So ladies, are we having a good time?" It is obvious that Emmett had some of the spiked punch.
"All accept for the conceded, inconsiderate…" Again Bella did not get a chance to finish because Alice came over gushing about Jasper.
Angela just stood there agreeing with Bella trying to suppress laughter.
"Jasper has got to be the sweetest guy that I have ever met. He is so wonderful."
Bella just tuned Alice out, not that she did not want to hear about how wonderful Jasper is, it his friend that she can't stand.
"I know he is wonderful, but his friend is such a jacka…"
"Bella!" Alice reprimanded her. "Be nice. From what I here about Edward is that he is a very good guy."
"Well, good guy or not he is still a jerk."
"Well, that jerk of yours is the Prince of England." Emmett interjected.
I thought I recognized him, she thought before she spoke, "Prince or no prince, he is still a jerk. I would be just fine if I never had to see him again."
Alice changed the subject back to the wonderful Jasper.
"Well speak of the devil." Emmett said. Jasper gave him a look, then turned his attention back to Alice."
The group back together again with Emmett, Jasper, Edward, Rosalie, Alice, Bella, and Angela were all talking animatedly about one of the Professors at NYU. Rosalie did not join in, but eventually it was just Edward and Bella disagreeing on his teaching methods.
"Well I found him to be highly stimulating and intellectual." Edward said defending his political science professor
"You would. He is pompous and arrogant. Have you ever even read his book, Edward?" Bella questioned.
"What does that mean, Bella? It does not matter I have read his book I have met the man and that says far more than a book could ever say." Edward countered.
"Of course it matters what his book says. A man can lie and change what he says, books are solid he cannot go back on his words that are in black and white. Besides even if he does change is current stance, he still thought that at one point and has influenced thousands of people into his ridiculous point of view. Oh, and you can call me Isabella. I reserve Bella for my friends." And with that Bella turned her back and walked away.
Edward stood there in shock. No one had ever spoken to him like that before. Most people especially girls usually fall over themselves to agree with him, like Rosalie does, just to get on his good side. Bella, no Isabella intrigued him. She fascinated him. He shook his head to bring himself back to reality.
He and his group, Jasper and Rosalie left the party shortly after Bella and Alice left.
Edward left confused and captivated by this unusual girl. Bella left infuriated and frustrated with the arrogant prince. Rosalie went home feeling like she had made progress with Edward, she is convinced that they will be together. She just can't get the thought of being a princess out of her head. Both Alice and Jasper went home floating on cloud nine. They had fallen in love at first sight. It was completely obvious their attraction for each other.
A/N: This is very different from my other stories; it's in a very different writing style. Let me know what you think, if I should continue with it.