Chapter 2: Interested

Chapter 2: Frat Party

The first thing we did when we got home was crash on the couch and squeal. It's not everyday you meet three incredibly hot guys who seemed interested in more than getting into your pants. Alice was beside me on my right and Rose to my left. They both had incredibly big goofy grins on their faces that I'm sure matched mine.

"Oh. My. God! They are all so hot!" Alice squealed, eyes lighting up with excitement.

"I know! Oh, and did you see the way they were ogling me? Most of the time, that pisses me off, but the way they did it, it was like they were …sincere?" Her brow furrowed in confusion at her own conclusion. Alice and I had matching looks of confusion and we looked at each other before looking at Rosalie.

"Sincere ogling? I think that's a new one," I said.

"Yeah, I'm not sure that's even possible," Alice agreed. Rose's brow furrowed further as she was beginning to get frustrated.

"Well, I'm not sure how to explain it! They were definitely checking me out, but they weren't thinking of how they wanted to get me in bed. Well, ok the big was, but the other two were just …admiring. Yeah, that's it, they were admiring." Rose smiled to herself, pleased that she came to a more reasonable conclusion.

"Well now that we've got that situation out of the way," Alice shot Rosalie a look, "let's move on to more important things, like how hot they were!"

"Alice, I think we've already covered how hot they were," I said while giggling a little.

"But we didn't go into details like eyes and hair and facial expressions and clothes and-"

"Asses," Rose added in. We both stared at her for a moment before erupting in laughter.

"Okay, okay," Alice said while trying to recover from her laugh attack, "asses too. Anything else?"

"The way they spoke." I said dreamily. I was still on cloud nine from the way Jasper and Edward had been so sweet and … suave to me.

"Oh yeah, that was definitely hot," Rose nodded her head vigorously.

"Except Emmett. He was just a total lug head." I suddenly burst into laughter as I remembered that lug head was the exact same thing I called him in my mind.

"Bella, you ok?" Alice was looking at me worriedly.

"I think she's finally gone to the dark side," Rose commented, looking somber.

"I'm …fine," I gasped between giggles.

"You sure about that? Did somebody spike your drink at the club or were you given any funny grass to smoke?" Rose asked. That only made me laugh harder. My friends really could be the weirdest people sometimes!

"No …guys! No spiking or funny grass!"

"Then why are you in a fit of hysterics?" Alice again looking at me worriedly.

"Because," I said as if it were the most obvious reason in the world, "Lug head was what I called Emmett when he was talking to me tonight!" They both just stared at me like I had smoked some funny grass. I just sighed and slumped my shoulders.

"Really Bella, all that laughing just for that? Sometimes I question your mental capacity," Alice scolded me. I just scowled and crossed my arms across my chest.

"It was just funnier when I thought of it in my head," I grumbled under my breath.

"Oh Bella, don't be mad! I was only teasing! You know I love you!" Alice was smiling and bouncing and being … totally Alice.

"Yeah, yeah, I know. You're forgiven," I waved my hand in the air as if to brush it off. Alice squealed and threw herself on me.

"Alice, even though you don't way a thing, your impact is quite heavy. Please get off!"

"Oh, right," Alice giggled.

"Not that we've got that situation out of the way," Rose said, imitated Alice's earlier choice of words, "can we please talk about the guys now?" Rose was looking impatient and we both nodded.

"Ok, first …Emmett," I declared. He would be easy. I wasn't fixated on him like I was certain other people …

"Lug head," Alice and I said at the same time. We looked at each other and smiled. Rose looked at us annoyed.

"Ok, we already got the fact out in the open," she snapped. "Something else, please?"

"He's got big muscles," I imputed. Rose smiled and nodded appreciatively.

"Oh, boy does he have those," she smiled. "I wonder if he could bench press me?" she wondered out loud.

"Probably" I said. "And he could probably use Alice here as a football," I pushed Alice's shoulder playfully.

"Hey, it's not my fault I was born with the body of a graceful ballerina!"

"Graceful ballerina?" Rose and I questioned at the same time.

"More like a small pixie," Rose smirked. I couldn't help but smirk too and Alice just huffed and crossed her arms.

"Aw, don't be mad at us! We tease you out of love!" I was trying to give her my best puppy dog pout.

"Whatever, let's just move on. We've established that Emmett is a muscled lug head. Anything else?"

"He seems to tease people a lot," I observed. I looked over and saw Rose starting to get irritated so I quickly added on. "But he only seems to do it as a way of affection or something like that. Like the way we tease Alice. We do it because we love her." She shot her tongue out at me.

"Ok, now that Emmett is evaluated, let's move on to … Jasper." My heart seemed to pick up double time at the mention of Jasper, the blue-eyed, blond-haired prince that seemed to sweep me off my feet at first meeting.

"Ooh, Bella's blushing!" Alice teased. Of course, her teasing had made me realize I was blushing and why I was blushing and that only caused me to blush deeper.

"Oh, that's so adorable!" Rose cooed. I couldn't look up at them because I was so embarrassed. Why was I even blushing anyway? Sure Jasper was attractive, and sweet, and charming, and mesmerizing, and able to make me blush at the mere though of him …

"Alright, so far we know that Jasper has the ability to make Bella blush at the very mentioning of his name," Rose began. Alice nodded and I waited for the blood to leave my face.

"And he's totally adorable," Alice put in.

"And don't forget charming," I said, not wanting my input to be left out.

"Yes, definitely charming," Alice nodded in agreement. I don't know if my mind was playing tricks on me or not, but I could've sworn that Alice seemed a bit … wistful at mentioning Jasper. I shook it off and threw in another input.

"He seems kinda sensitive," I mused. Thinking about the way he held himself, the way he stood, looking almost afraid to be near us … it was kinda … sweet. I couldn't help the smile that floated across my face at thinking about him, again.

"Sensitive?" Alice scoffed.

"Yeah. He seemed a bit … nervous, almost scared, that he was coming to talk to us."

"Well, I'd be a little nervous of us too, with how hot we look and everything," Rose smirked and I returned it, but I couldn't shake the sudden image of Jasper shrieking away from us from my mind.

"Now ladies, let us not forget the last of the yummy hot men," Rose was leaning in and making the whole situation more dramatic than necessary. I rolled my eyes but leaned in anyway.

"Two words for you, my friends: Edward Cullen." She smiled and then sighed and sat back on the couch. She was getting this weird dreamy, far away look on her face and it was seriously starting to creep me out.

"Uh, Rose? Earth to Rose! Hello, anybody home?" I waved my hand in front of her face a few times and she jumped like someone had poked her in the side.

"Huh? What? Did you guys say something?" Alice turned to me and we shared a smirk.

"So far, we know that Edward has the ability to make Rose completely tap out of her surroundings," I smiled at Rose cheekily who just rolled her eyes in response.

"Shut up, Bella," she said while pushing my shoulder playfully.

"Don't be embarrassed, Rose. Edward is a total fox. You have every right to be hot for him," Alice was speaking with a tone so justified; Rose didn't have any witty comebacks to lash back at her. She simply nodded and avoided our eyes.

"Yeah, I guess you're right," she started staring off into space and that left me time to think about things. Jasper was undoubtedly hot. And nice. And sweet. And charming. And not to mention he has the most beautiful blue eyes I'd ever seen. But then another person slithered into my train of thought and briefly knocked back my thoughts of Jasper.

Edward was all of those things too. Plus he had the cutest dimples my eyes have ever beheld and his eyes were a most beautiful green, like emeralds. Emerald Edward I thought to myself. I smiled at the snappy little nickname I had made for him. They were so alike and yet, somehow, so different. I could tell that getting to know these three hunks was going to be very interesting.

"Well guys, I'm gonna hit the hay. We've had a pretty big night and I've got classes in the morning. See you guys in the morning," I untangled myself from the couch, made a small wave, and headed down the hall toward my room.

"Night Bella!" I heard from Alice and Rose in the living room. I smiled to myself at their delayed reactions as I made my way to my room. I closed the door behind me and then proceeded to get ready for tomorrow. I stripped down, throwing my clothes in the hamper, and put on my pajamas-a pair of short red boy shorts and a white wife beater. I made my way into my private bathroom, the only private one in the house, and quickly brushed my teeth and hair. Finally, I was ready to slip into my giant bed. I pulled back the giant, fluffy white comforter and literally fell into bed. I reached over to my nightstand to set my alarm clock for 6:15 before slipping into my covers once more. I rested my head on my pillow and sighed contently. Today had been really interesting and I had a strong feeling that things were gong to escalade. My thoughts soon drifted off into nothing as I fell into a peaceful sleep.

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"Bella! Hey Bella, wait up!" I turned around to see who was yelling at me. I was making my way towards my car after finishing my classes for the day. A tall, burly figure was running towards me and waving his arms around like he was on fire. I couldn't suppress the giggle that was escaping me so when the figure caught up to me, he noticed me laughing.

"What, do I amuse you or something?" he asked with mock hurt. I stifled the next round that wanted to escape and looked up; all the way up at him.

"I'd be lying if I said you didn't" I smirked up at him. His jaw dropped a bit and he placed a large paw over his heart as if I had stabbed him there.

"That hurt, Bells. It cut way down deep."

"Aw, you know I was only teasing, Jake. You know I love you."

"Yeah, yeah," he brushed off.

"So, what can I help you with? I assume there was something you wanted by the way you were running and screaming my name."

"Oh yeah, I almost forgot!" His dark eyes started to brighten with excitement and he couldn't stop the smile that was spreading across his face.

"Are you going to assume I can read your mind or are you going to tell me?" I teased, shoving on his mammoth shoulder.

"That'd be cool though, eh? Being able to read people's thoughts."

"I just imagine a killer head ache when I think of mind reading."

"Right. Well, there was something very important I wanted to ask you."

"I kinda figured with all the flailing and yelling."

"Yeah, yeah, anyways, I wanted to know if you wanted to come to my frat party tonight. Embry and Quil said they missed you the last time."

"Well, unlike them, I actually had to study. I do care about my schoolwork. College isn't all about parties and having all kinds of crazy sex."

"Well I'm a frat boy, sue me."

"Nah, you're not worth that much." His eyes narrowed a bit and then he rolled them towards the sky.

"Sure, sure," he said, waving his hand in the air as if he were blowing the topic itself into the wind. I mimicked his earlier action and rolled my eyes at him.

"So, you think you can come to this frat party tonight?"

"I dunno, Jake. The girls and I have been out three nights in a row and we really do have to study…" I trailed off.

"Come on, Bella! This party's gonna be big and I really, really want you to be there!" He was totally cheating. He was using the full power of his pouty face on me, and he knows how hard it is for me to resist that face.

"Aw, Jake, not the pouty face! Come on!" That only caused him to stick his bottom lip out more.

"Oh, you cheater!" I groaned.

"Yes!" he shouted in triumph. He always knows how to get me with the damn pouty face. "Well, I'm gonna go tell Embry and Quill that you decided to make it tonight. I'll see you later, Bells!" He started running off towards the frat house and I huffed in frustration.

"Tell them I might be coming!" I yelled after him.

"You're gone be there!" he yelled back and then disappeared into the frat house. I groaned again and made my way over to my usual picnic table, where I waited for Rose and Alice to get out of class.

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"We were invited to another frat party?" Alice shrieked from her bedroom. I rolled my eyes at her exuberance and resumed my search for a soda.

"You know what this means, right?" Rose said while walking from her bedroom and towel-drying her hair.

"No, what?" I asked my head still in the refrigerator.

"We totally have to hot up tonight!" They both yelled at the same time. Alice came bouncing from her room with a Dr. Pepper can in her tiny little hands. I raised my eyebrow suspiciously and she only shrugged.

"My mini fridge was out, so I had to jack some."

"Right," I said skeptically, popping the top off the can.

"So, Jacob Black asked you to this party? He's pretty fine," Alice asked while walking around me to the fridge.

"Ew, Al, you know how I feel about Jake. We're just friends. Our dads grew up together, that's all."

"So, if he came knocking around and wanted a late night booty call, you wouldn't get with that?" Rose stood in front of me, still drying her hair. Alice snickered from inside the refrigerator. I shot them both a death glare.

"No, I wouldn't. Besides, my college career doesn't consist of me tapping every piece of ass that offers itself to me." I heard a loud banging and a bellowing laugh from my roommates. Alice shut the door and was laughing as she came to stand in front of Rose. They were clutching on to one another as support because they were laughing so hard. I rolled my eyes at them and took a cold drink of my Dr. Pepper.

"Wow Bella," Alice said after a few minutes of uncontrollable giggles. "That was probably one of the funniest things I've ever heard from you, and trust me, there's been a few."

"What, you've been keeping record or something?"

"Well of course I have! One day, when we all have kids and grandkids, I'm gonna want them to know how cool we were and how hip we were with the lingo." I almost spit out the swig of soda I had taken. Alice always had a way of catching you off guard.

"Why don't you humor me and tell me something funny I've said?' I prodded.

"Ohh! Ok, well this I use sometimes and it's like marked as like one as one of my favorites. 'Mmm, this muffin tastes like sex!'" Despite myself, I couldn't help but burst out laughing. I remembered when I said that. Alice had let me take a bite of this new muffin and that's immediately what came to mind.

"You got another one?" Now I was intrigued.

"I've got loads more! Ok, remember when those cheesy lug heads were hitting on us at the gym?" Ugh. I shuddered at the memory. Those guys weren't very polite, to say the least.

"Yeah."

"And do you remember what you said when they followed us to the red-light?" I immediately started laughing. I remembered exactly what I said to those womanizing jerks.

"'Hey, pretty ladies! You fine fitness women ran out of there so fast, we didn't get acquainted!'" Alice recounted perfectly. "'You wanna get acquainted? Well how about you suck my non-existent cock, you perves!'" The three of us started laughing hysterically at the memory. I did have a reputation for being Rose's apprentice when it came to being a potty-mouth…

"Geez, Bella, where did you develop such a mouth?" Rose inquired. I shrugged casually while taking another swig of my Dr. Pepper before answering.

"I do have you for a roommate, don't I?"

"Touché." She rose from her place on the couch and made her way to her room. "I'm gonna finish getting ready. Then we can all help each other really get ready. Cool?"

"Cool," we chimed back in unison. I sighed to myself. I really didn't feel like going out for the fourth night in a row, but I knew it was useless to protest so I made my way to my room to get ready. Twenty minutes later, we were all assembled in the living room, helping one another finalize their wardrobe. Alice was in a light blue mini dress with silver ballet flats. Her hair was extra spiky and her make-up wasn't subtle. Rose was wearing a short denim skirt, barely covering her ass, with a tight, and I do mean tight, black t-shirt. Her hair was down and wavy over her shoulders. I chose to go simple, but still hot, as Alice put it, wearing a dark pair of low-rise jeans that were tight on my thighs and butt. I was wearing a short white top that revealed my navel and a little bit of stomach. My hair was also down, but curly. Alice insisted on putting electric blue eye shadow and hot pink lip gloss on me, so I didn't protest. Another ten minutes later, we were ready to head out to the party.

"Bella," Alice said over her shoulder, "wear your confidence tonight. You look hot and you've got the hottest girls on campus as dates. You have nothing to worry about." I shot her a gleaming smile and put my "confidence" on.

"And besides," Rose chimed in, "you've practiced walking in those heeled boots you're in, so don't worry about tripping or anything. I'll catch you, though, just in case." She threw me a sly wink. I laughed as we proceeded to Rose's convertible and made our way to the party.

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The place was already roaring to life with music and people once we pulled up. I held in the sigh that wanted to escape and practiced wearing my confidence. What they had told back at the apartment was right. I did look hot and I did have the hottest girls on campus as dates. It was becoming easier and easier to be confident with each step I took. Heads turned our way as we walked up to the door. A sly smile swept across at the effect we were having on people. Rose, being in the middle of us and our unspoken leader, knocked on the white frat door three times. We heard a large booming voice yell, "I'm coming!" and moments later the door was thrust open by Jacob.

"Bells, you made it! I knew you'd come!"

"Yeah, well I didn't really have a choice with these two here," I said, waving my thumb between Alice and Rose. They both just stuck their tongues out at me.

"Ladies, glad you could make it as well," Jacob nodded to my companions. Alice gave him a beaming smile and danced her way in front of him to give him a chaste kiss on the cheek. He looked a bit shocked at her actions but a large grin slowly spread across his face.

"Thanks for the invite, Jake. This party looks wicked!"

"No problem!" Jacob boomed over the music.

"Yeah thanks for the invite! I love frat parties!" Rose matched is booming voice.

"I'm sure you do," he said with a smile and a wink. "Now ladies, make your selves at home and have a good time. Also, don't worry about breaking anything. Embry's paying for any and all damages." We snickered to ourselves as Jacob went to play host to the rest of the party-goers. We were conjugated around a table with various snacks and drinks, surveying the crowd. I suddenly recognized the hip hop beat that was blaring from the speakers. Alice squealed and grabbed Rose's arm.

"Oh, Rose, it's our song. We have to go dance!" Alice dragged Rose out to the middle of the dancing area, and then turned around swiftly to look at me.

"Come on Bella, you come dance too!"

"Not right now. Maybe next song, ok?" She gave me a disappointing look but otherwise brushed it off. Immediately, her and Rose started dancing to the music, very proactively, I might add. Grinding was most definitely a favorite of theirs. My eyes drifted away from them and over to the right as I continued to survey the crowd. Suddenly, a familiar pair of blue eyes met mine and I gasped in shock.

Oh God, they cannot be here, I thought worriedly to myself. The eyes came with a charming smile that sent my heart fluttering, but the fluttering turned into hammering when I noticed the beautiful blue orbs making their way over to me.

A/N-Dun dun dun! Oh yes, I had to leave you with a cliffy! Trust me; you'll thank me for it later. Obviously I've decided to make this into a story, but I'm REALLY sorry it took me so long to get it out. I had to re-word things and the first Jacob scene had to be re-written and plus I'm having terrible computer troubles but I will try to update as often as possible! Hope you guys like this chapter! It took a lot of work. And just so you know, this will be a B/J fic…and also a B/E. Please be patient. I'll get to both soon enough. Also, check out my poll! I'll take it down in a few days so hurry and vote! Now please review! And just one more thing, sorry about the language if it bothers you. I just thought it would add more humor to the scene. (: