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Once again, not sure if I like this chapter, but I don't want to rewrite it and then make you guys wait even longer, so here it is.
"Good job to all of the ladies." Coach Clapp said, more impressed with the girls than he had been with the boys. This seemed strange to me, considering most of the girls had failed.
"Now we're going to move onto the curl up. A curl up is like a sit up or crunch. It's simple. So let's get the same guys that we used for the push ups to come up to the mat for the curl up test."
Two loud bangs were heard as Emmett and Edward dropped from their pull up bars. Emmett was wearing a goofy grin, while Edward had a look of determination on his face.
"Wow. I'm embarrassed to know them." Jasper mused under his breath as he walked towards the mat. "Taking this stupid test so seriously..."
When the five boys were laying on their backs, Coach Clapp flipped the page on his clipboard.
"In order to reach the Health Level, boys need thirty six curl ups to pass. The Challenge is seventy." Coach announced.
Nearly all of the boys were laughing at the low number, but I was sure that it was going to be harder than it seemed. But perhaps that was just my newly found confidence speaking. After surviving the push up test, it seemed like nothing could bring me down. The mile run was something that I was not looking forward to, but surely nothing could be more humiliating or physically exerting than the last test. The curl ups were going to be cake.
"Does anybody have any questions?" Coach Clapp asked. Silence. "Then let's begin."
He pressed the annoying recorder button again and the countdown sounded.
"Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Up."
All of the boys slowly lifted their upper bodies until their fingers grazed the tops of their knees.
They slowly fell down until their heads were only an inch off of the ground.
Other than a few whispered conversations and the sound of the recorder playing, the room was silent. It was so silent that you could hear the intake of breath as the order "Up" was heard , as well as their exhale when "Down" was.
Edward had a look of total concentration on his face as he pushed his body up, and I could vaguely see the impression of his flexed abs through his t-shirt. All three of the Cullens were looking straight ahead, never diverting their attention. I had the distinct feeling that if a train were to come barrelling through the cafeteria, it still wouldn't disrupt the rhythm of their curl ups.
"I'll deny it later... but they are sure looking hot." Rosalie muttered to Alice, who nodded mutely.
I couldn't deny it. Perhaps it was because of how close they were to the smaller boys next to them, or that they weren't cracking jokes or complaining as they had with push ups. Emmett and Edward's arms were still flexed from their pull ups, and I found it harder and harder to concentrate on anything other than Edward's rhythmic rising and falling.
"Sooo hot." Jessica whispered quietly to the girl she was next to.
Suddenly, Jasper stood up, shocking all of the people in the room. It would appear that I wasn't the only one in a trans.
"Jasper, finished. You passed with a forty one. Good--" But Coach Clapp was interrupted by the sound of the gym door closing.
Everyone in the room seemed briefly confused, but Jasper's outburst was quickly forgotten as people realized that Emmett and Edward were still standing strong.
"What happened?" I asked Alice.
"I have no idea." she confessed. She then bit her lip. "I'm going to go and see if he's alright. Maybe the blood is too much for him."
I nodded my head, stricken again for the love that Jasper and Alice shared. I had forgotten about the blood problem, and it did seem like a likely problem. But Edward was usually so careful about Jasper's "problem". Even if he was overcome by competitiveness, I don't think that Edward would neglect his older brother for the sake of a victory. That wasn't Edward at all.
Suddenly a look came across Edward's carefully concentrated face. It looked like... worry. Expectantly, Edward jumped to his feet and sprinted to the door that Alice and Jasper had walked out of. Once more, the gym class was thrown into confusion. Coach Clapp hadn't even been able to congratulate Edward on his passing grade, but he quickly moved on from the let down.
"Do you have any idea what's going on?" I asked Rosalie. Edward was usually so careful about avoiding attention and staying on the down low. What could possibly be so pressing that he would run out of class in the middle of the test? I had to push the idea of Volturi involvement out of my head. I was so paranoid.
"I don't know..." Rosalie answered. She seemed to be thinking deeply, but there wasn't worry on her face.
Suddenly, the school speaker system sounded and Ms. Cook's voice filled the gym.
"Coach Clapp. We have three students of yours in the office. Please come and get them."
The talking cliques continued and Coach Clapp shut off the recorder after promising that everyone that had still been doing their curl ups would receive a perfect grade. Although I was sure that that was illegal, and would probably result in his firing, I was more concerned about the announcement that had been made.
I was sure that it wasn't any coincidence that three Cullens had gone missing, and then three were sent to the office. But what would Jasper, Alice and Edward be doing that would get them in trouble? If they had done something, then Edward would have been sure to tell me. Nothing was adding up.
"Rosalie, are you sure you have no idea what's going on?" I asked again, nervous that my pestering was getting on her nerves.
"I don't know what is going on... but if it were some kind of prank then Emmett would probably be involved." she reminded me. "And I saw Alice and Edward's faces, they were definitely not pretending anything."
I searched the crowd for Emmett, in case he had, in fact, left and caused the problem. However, after only a few seconds of scanning, Emmett made eye contact and bounded over, still grinning.
"I got a perfect grade on the physical fitness test." he bragged, his chest pushed out with pride.
"Good job." I said automatically. "Do you know why they got in trouble?"
"Are you sure they got in trouble? Maybe the three of them got tipped off by something and left. They are the three with the not so subtle gifts. Besides, what could a school possibly do to a group of vampires?" Emmett responded, unfazed by the ordeal.
Then, suddenly, Rosalie and Emmett looked at each other. They stared for a few moments, until finally looking at me.
"What?" I asked, desperate.
"Can you hear them?" Emmett asked, a grin growing on his face.
"Who's 'them'?" I questioned, irritated by my inability to hear as well as they could.
"Oh boy." Emmett laughed, his booming voice filling the gym. "I can't believe this!"
Rosalie's smile was slowing growing until she was laughing quietly as well.
"What?" I asked, grabbing Emmett's shirt, tired of the games.
Before he could explain the situation to me, the gym doors opened, revealing an angry Coach Clapp and three seemingly embarrassed Cullens. Without saying a word of apology for leaving the class, Clapp shouted out five more guys' names and angrily hit the button on the recorder.
"Five... Four... Three... Two... One... Up."
"What happened?" I whispered to Edward, who was running his hand through his hair anxiously.
"Don't worry about it. I'll tell you--"
"No." Jasper said. "If you hadn't been giving off such lustful waves towards Edward while we were doing out curl ups we wouldn't be in this situation."
It took a moment for it to sink in and then my face burned red. I had forgotten that Jasper was capable of feeling the emotions of those around him. The female population in the gym had been feeling lust towards the Cullen boys, but durely mine had been most concentrated. I could still see the outline of his abs through his shirt, his soft breathing and flexed arms...
"Ugh..." Jasper moaned. "You're doing it again..."
"And from the look on your face, I think you guessed what happened, too." Emmett mused, laughter still in his voice.
"I don't find this funny at all." Jasper hissed towards Emmett.
"Well you wouldn't, would you?" Emmett answered. "I wouldn't either, if I had been caught doing it in a supplies closet with my girlfriend."
My mouth fell open and I stared flabbergasted at Alice, who was smiling unabashed at my reaction.
"Well... Why did..." I began, unsure if I even wanted to know why Edward had gotten in trouble because of Jasper and Alice's... needs...
"I heard the mind of a janitor that needed to get bleach out of that closet. I tried to get to them in time, but he rounded the corner as soon as I opened the door." he admitted.
"Exposing us." Jasper added bitterly.
"But why would you get in trouble for that?" I questioned.
"I guess the janitor claimed that I had been..." he seemed at a loss for words.
"Watching." Alice finished. "The janitor assumed that Edward had been watching his own brother and sister make love in the supply closet."
"And it's all because you were horny for our little brother." Emmett stated.
I don't think that enough was said to make this a rated M fic... but if you think it should be then tell me and I'll switch it. Id rather it stay T though. :)
And q uick, unimportant note- people keep telling me how much they hated the physical fitness test, but I have to say, I never minded it much. lol. I failed once, (the pushups) in elementary, but other than that I do pretty decent. Someone said that I described how she felt about the pushups perfectly, but I have a little confession. I just wrote how I felt before I do a public speech. lol. Your throat feeling closed up, weak arms, etc. All public speech :)