Disclaimer- I don't own Twilight. This is the disclaimer for the entire story. But under no means do I own any of these characters except the ones that I make up and aren't from Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn.
Bella Point of View-
I was officially done with my college years and couldn't be happier. I had spent the last four years piling up debts in UCLA and now I needed any type of job that would pay well. My original plan was to go to medical school, yet the money well ran dry and I can't afford it. I was walking back to my apartment with my best friend and roommate Alice Brandon, this short pixie of a girl who has cropped black hair, is studying to be a fashion designer at UCLA also. To pay bills she actually found a job that's perfect for her, she shops for people and becomes their stylist. Alice's boyfriend, Jasper Whitlock, actually teaches history at the local high school so we see a lot of him in the apartment. Rosalie Hale, or other roommate, is basically every guys fantasy. She's super tall and thin, with long blond hair, and works full time as a mechanic in the garage right around the corner from our place.
"Earth to Bella!!" Alice's light, sing-song like voice suddenly came into my head. "So I like I was saying tonight I think we should go over to that new club that opened right in the city. I've been dying to find somewhere to wear this new outfit I bought the other day and Rose already agreed to come home early so we could all get ready together." Clubs. My worst nightmare. Between my clumsiness and the drunk, disgusting men of LA I usually end up with a decent amount of bruises are sores from falling and bumping into things so much.
"Do I get a say in this anyways?" I asked already knowing my answer.
"Not one bit. But don't worry Bella; I've got the hottest outfit for you to wear to make everyone there go absolutely crazy over you. It's about time you got a boyfriend Bella, then me, you and Rose can all triple date." Rose's boyfriend, Emmett McCarthy, is an absolute teddy bear, but if you saw him you'd probably run in the other direction. He's the biggest, most muscular guy I've ever met. He is probably the reason that the term "meat head" was invented. I always enjoyed having him around though; he provided great entertainment. Jasper was a little more reserved. He had crazy blond hair that went everywhere and very angular features. He was our voice of reason in our little group of friends.
"Alice, how many times do I have to tell you, I need to focus on my work and paying of my debt, not making everyone crazy as you say. I'm going to be paying bills until I'm long dead I don't need to distract myself right now with a boyfriend." I tried to fight Alice on this one but knew it was worthless.
"Bella, Bella, Bella. It's summer, we just graduated college lets have some fun before we need to go into the real world. Pleeeease? Don't you love me? I picked this outfit out especially for tonight." Alice gave me the classic puppy dog pout. She knew I couldn't resist that face.
"Fine. But how about tonight you don't throw every single guy at the bar in my direction. Let me wander and see if there's anyone I like myself." I felt utterly defeated.
"YAY!! You are my best friend in the entire world! When Jasper and I get married I promise you can be my maid of honor!" She was basically shouting and jumping up and down on the sidewalk. I simply rolled my eyes in acknowledgement. I wonder if Jasper knows that his hypothetical wedding is already being planned. We finally reached our beachfront apartment right in Manhattan Beach. I had to admit it was pretty pricey but Alice and Rosalie's families insisted we live in a nice area and are covering majority of the bill. It was already about 6 when we got home and Alice shoved me into the bathroom that me and her shared, Rose had her own on the other side of the apartment, and told me to take a quick shower that Rosalie should be home any minute.
I let the warm water run down my back through my long brown hair. I washed my hair with my favorite strawberry shampoo and was out of the shower about 10 minutes later. I wrapped my bathroom around me and went into my room only to be greeted by Rose sitting on my bed with her hair already blown out and teased at the roots. It never ceased to impress me how fast she could get her hair perfect like that. She forcefully pushed me back into the bathroom and began pulling and poking at my head. I was officially Bella Barbie as Alice would call me. I lost all free reign over my hair, make up and wardrobe when I moved in with them two years ago. About twenty minutes later Rose was done with my hair and it hung lightly past my shoulder with a little bit of curl at the bottom giving me a lot of movement and bounce when I walked.
"Rose how on earth do you get my frumpy brown hair to do this. I want to be able to do it like this." I was still staring at the brown locks in the reflection.
Rose laughed, "Silly Bella, if I told you then you wouldn't need me around anymore. And anyways I like doing your hair so if you want your hair like this you'll just have to go through me. Now go back to being quiet so I can do your make up before Alice comes in here with your new outfit." I groaned at the thought, when Alice came in I usually ended up getting forced into something way too skimpy for my liking.
Rose chuckled at my cringing and went back to applying my makeup. She truly was a genius with this stuff though. She put just enough makeup on my eyes to make them pop but not enough to make it look like I was really trying. The gold in my eyeliner really made my brown eyes brighter and I looked almost completely flawless with the exception of the scar going down the right side of my jaw line. This was from before my mother died and would hit me, one day across the face with a knife. She hit me a lot when I was little. She died my freshman year of high school though so I escaped the monster.
"BELLLLLLLAAAAA. I'm coming in, in about three seconds you better be ready." Evil little pixie. She came running into my room already to go. She wore this very short and destroyed jean skirt with a completely open back, black tank top with bright pink Jessica Simpson pumps. "Okay, now Bella, there is no need to panic when I pull out your outfit okay?" That made me feel a whole lot better about this.
Out of the bag came an equally short skirt and a blue tube top with sequins across the top and bottom. The top was fine, but the skirt was a little over the top in my book. I was dreading my shoe choice at the point fearing the mix of my clumsiness and the death traps on Alice's feet. Thank fully she pulled out a pair black ballet flats with a few blue sequins on them too. I reluctantly pulled everything on and stepped in front of the mirror.
" Bella check out those legs, if I didn't have Emmett I would worry about competition out on the dance floor from you." Rose appeared in my doorway wearing a short red dress that was always just as backless as Alice's shirt. She was wearing gold pumps that only made her mile long legs look even longer.
"You're crazy if you think I'm competition." I was nowhere near as gorgeous as Rose was. All of a sudden a there was a loud bang downstairs and I heard a booming laugh. Knowing all to well that Emmett was officially in our building. Our door made the same loud bang as downstairs.
"ROSIEEEEE!" Emmett's big voice filled our little apartment and we all started to snicker as Rosalie got up off the bed and made her way out the door.
"Alice?" A calmer voice was now searching around the apartment. It was Jasper. He was always so much calmer than Emmett.
"We're in Bella's room Jazzy." She yelled through the door not bothering to get up. She looked at me and smiled and mouthed "you'll drive them wild". Jasper opened the door looking as though he might be intruding. We waved him in giving him the okay saying he wasn't interrupting anything.
"Bellzo where are you? Why haven't you done anything funny yet?" Emmett yelled using the nickname he came up for me. It was supposed to be like Bozo the clown but Bellzo. Apparently when I fell it was terribly funny hence the clown name.
"In here Emmett." All too soon my feet left the ground and I was being pulled into the biggest hug I've ever gotten. "Hey Emmett." I chuckled as he set me back down on my feet.
"Hey lil sis. Done anything funny today?" Everyone laughed and I shrugged my shoulders. "I'm sure you wont disappoint at the club tonight" He winked at started laughing again. "Well let's go!" He grabbed Rose's hand and pulled her towards the door while the three of us followed in suit.
Soon enough we were at the club and everyone was dancing. I had let go and had enough to drink that I was freely dancing around. This guy came up to me and grabbed my arm. He had shaggy blond hair and smelt like vodka. He tried to get me to dance with him pulling me into him.
"What the hell are you doing!" I screamed at him over the loud house music.
"Baby I just wanna dance with you. I'm Mike." He slurred at me. I tried to twist my way free of his grasp but he was too strong and I fell to the ground. "A little frisky are we? Good I like them like that." He laid down on top of me. That was it I needed help. I looked around while flailing screaming no. I couldn't find Emmett or Rose and began to panic. All of a sudden someone pulled Mike off of me.
"I believe she said to get away from her." A velvety voice carried over the music. I heard him and Mike fighting but I was to absorbed by the beauty of this man to really pay attention. He had bronze almost rusty colored hair, he was tall and muscular and wore a tight black tee shirt and dark wash jeans. He crouched down next to me and put a hand on my cheek. "Are you okay?" His green eyes pierced through my plain brown eyes.
"Y-Ye-ss" I managed to get out. He chuckled and helped me up to my feet. It was then that I realized I was shaking uncontrollably. That was when I broke down and started to cry. I couldn't believe what had just happened with that guy. The green eyed god pulled me into his chest and wrapped his arms around me and began to sooth me.
"Shhh. It's okay, he won't hurt you anymore. I've got you its okay." He whispered. It seemed as though everything had stopped while I was wrapped up in this strangers arms. We stood like that for who knows how long until he pulled back a little to look in my eyes. I smiled shyly and my oh-so-annoying blush crept back onto my cheeks. He chuckled again and ran a hand over my cheeks, "That's more like it." He said giving me this crooked grin.
All too soon Alice came running up to me before I got the chance to ask the savior his name and pulled my arm as to tell me we were leaving that something was wrong.
"I have to go. Thank you very much for saving me." I said still blushing like crazy.
"My pleasure. Hopefully I'll see you around…" He trailed off as to ask my name.
"BELLA." I shouted over the music as I was being pulled away. I saw him mouth "Bella" and then flash his crooked grin.
"What was that all about? Huh?" Alice was now grinning from ear to ear. I rolled my eyes at her ability to become overly excited.
"It was nothing, he just pulled some guy off of me who was groping me." I stated not letting her know that I was wishing he would be more than just another guy in the club. I heard Alice's light musical laughter "Now what is the big emergency." I asked slightly annoyed that she had pulled me away from the guy. I silently allowed myself to call him Mr. X in my head as I did for every guy I met that I never figured out a name for. It was kinda like a code for me, Alice and Rose.
"Oh, well Emmett has had too much to drink again so we need to go before we get banned from this club too." We walked over to the bar only to find Emmett singing his own version of Benny and the Jets. He only go the chorus line right. As soon as he saw me he jumped off the bar and grabbed me into a big bear hug.
"Bellzo! You're here! Sing with me!" I simply ignored him and walked behind while everyone else managed to get him into the car. The singing continued all the way back to the apartment where he was staying the night with Rosalie. We took Jasper home because he had a conference for teaching early in the morning and didn't want to wake any of us up.
Alice was still giving me suspicious looks about Mr. X and I simply shrugged them off. "Oh, Bella, I forgot to mention. This one client of mine is looking for a nanny for her daughter, Mackie. She said she'd pay really well. So I looked into it for you and the pay is well enough that if you do it for about 6 months, you should have paid back half of your loans. She's 11 and apparently really well behaved…" Alice trailed off looking at me sheepishly.
"Alice! It's perfect! Thank you so so so much! You are the best roommate ever!" I was truly really happy with this new situation. I needed a job and it was located close to home and I love little kids. "Alice you're the best."
"Good I'm glad you're happy. You can come with me shopping tomorrow with Esme Cullen and you guys can discuss everything while I shop. She's the nicest woman ever. Treats everyone like they're her own kids. I'm so excited. Night Bella!"
"Night Alice. Thank you again." I laid down on my bed only to realize just how tired I really was and had my first dream about Mr. X.
oh hey. hope you like it. the outfits are all on the webpage.
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