A/N: You don't know how good it is to finally be starting a new story. I've been itching to get this idea out since the first time I heard the song. Being bogged down with three stories at once really didn't give me much time to frequently update all of them much less adding another fanfiction…
Okay forget my rambling. This story is based off the song "Just a Dream" by Carrie Underwood. You should listen to the song, it's great.
This story is different from most. Most stories are either regular or all human. I'm not going to tell you everything… but it's not regular… and it's not all human. This story goes from all human to not all human.
REUSABLE DISCLAIMER: Circle circle dot dot now I got my disclaimer shot, circle circle square square now I got it everywhere! I do not own these characters. Property of Stephanie Meyers!
"Are you sure this is what you want to do?" Jake and I stood out in front of the recruitment office.
I took a deep breath. "Completely. You?" I eyed Jake and he laughed nervously.
I clenched my teeth. "I'm game if you are." I grabbed the metal handle and pulled the door open walking into the Marine Corps recruitment office.
A fit man in his mid thirties met us at the door and stuck out his hand. "We were debating on whether you two would come in." There was a chuckled from behind him and I glanced to see a couple of people shuffling around money. "Well more like we were betting."
I looked around the small office and the man gestured me over to a desk. I took a seat in the chair and Jake took a seat in front of the desk across the room. The man stuck out his hand and I grasped it firmly.
"I'm Gunnery Sergeant Smith." He patted my shoulder and nodded.
"I'm Edward Masen."
He nodded. "Right, now what can I do to get you in the Marines?"
"I'm not sure. I am positive this is right for me." I glanced over at Jake who seemed to be having the same conversation as me.
"Right, what are your intentions?" He flipped through some information sheets.
"Well, I graduate in June. I'm hoping that getting in the military will guarantee me an education."
He looked up. "Right, are you sure this is right for you?"
I nodded. "My parents don't have the money to send me to college. I've been working since I was old enough to take on a job and saving every dime. I simply don't have enough to pay for it even with the scholarships."
He pulled out a blank form. "I see, well Mr. Masen. Just fill out this form and we'll keep in touch. I can't sign you up until you turn 18. When is your birthday?"
"June 20th sir." I took the form from him and started filling out my information.
"Well, then maybe I can talk to you sooner than later. Listen, I'll contact you three weeks before you birthday and we'll talk. We want to make sure to go over all the final things." He looked at his calendar. "That gives us roughly three months. When you come back we'll discuss if that's really the best option for you, and we'll talk about boot camp and such."
I pushed my chair back and shook his hand again. "Thank you Gunnery."
He nodded. "No, thank you."
I noticed how Jake was making his way toward the door also. The recruiters looked as if they had the whole routine planned. We walked out of the office and I hopped in my old 1953 Chevrolet pick up. I leaned over and to open the passenger's door. I really didn't like this piece of crap. When I joined the Corps, this was the first to go.
"So, how'd it go?" I asked Jake.
He shrugged. "I can't do anything till I finish high school. He said he'd get back up with me when it officially ended."
I nodded. "Yeah, same here. I can't sign up until my birthday."
He grinned. "So, the 20th?"
I agreed. "The 20th it is."
I backed out of the Port Angeles Recruitment center and threw the truck into drive as the engine groaned. I pushed it to its full speed of 55 miles per hour and it was howling. Jake laughed at my truck and soon I joined in on the fun. An hour and thirty minutes later we pulled up in front of Jake's house.
I hopped out of the truck and slammed the door behind me. I followed Jake inside and plopped down on the couch putting my feet up on the end table. He passed me a bag of Cheetos and sat down next to me mirroring my position.
Billy rolled into the living room and he sighed. "You know, when I tell you to make yourself at home, you certainly do." He chuckled to himself.
I laughed. "Yup, my mom always told me to mind my elders."
Jake downed the rest of the Cheetos. "So dad, what are we doing for dinner?"
Billy rolled up next to Jake watching the game on TV. "Um, we're going over to Charlie's. We're putting use of that salmon we caught. I'm sure they wouldn't mind if you wanted to tag along Edward."
I grinned. "My mom also taught me to never pass of food. Sure."
He chuckled. "I'll treat you as my own. Let me just call Charlie so Bella will set an extra plate."
He rolled out of the room probably to look for the phone. I finished my Cheetos and flipped through the TV channels. "So, why are we going over to Charlie's?"
Jake shrugged. "I don't know. We go over there a lot since Charlie's dad's best friend. It's not so bad. I mostly just hang out with Bella when I'm there."
"Ah, so what's the story on Bella?" I pried.
He shook his head. "There is no story. I like her, but she's not interested in me. Not as more than a friend that is." He always talked about her yet I'd never actually met her.
I threw the pillow at his head. "You're such a dofus. How do you know? Have you even asked her out?"
He nodded. "Yeah, I asked her out at the beginning of the year when she first moved here. She's not interested, at least not in me."
This was confusing. "Really? Usually girls just throw themselves at you."
He sighed. "Yeah, I know. Bella's not the usual girl though."
I rolled my eyes. "Yes she is. She's just playing hard to get."
He shook his head. "No, she's not. I bet you 5 bucks that after tonight you'll think you've found your soul mate."
I nodded. "Deal."
Jake ran out and got his rabbit while I wheeled Billy out the door. "So Edward, how did the recruitment go?"
"Shhh, don't say anything. I don't want anyone to know quite yet. My parents would flip." I maneuvered him down the ramp and helped him get into Jake's rabbit.
Billy chuckled. "Don't worry. You're secret's safe with me."
I thanked him and closed the door walking around to get my truck. I backed out of the driveway and waited for Jake to take the lead. It was about a 15-minute drive from La Push to Forks. Jake pulled up into the driveway and I parked my truck on the curb. For some reason it seemed to fit there.
I jogged up to Jake's car and grabbed Billy's wheelchair out of the trunk. Jake and I maneuvered him into it and he protested about how he could do it himself.
"Aw stop grumbling old man. We're just trying to speed up the process." Jake quickly picked up Billy with my help and we hoisted him into his chair.
Billy rolled himself up to the door and pressed the doorbell. Jake and I stood behind him and someone shouted, "I'm coming" from inside. The door opened to reveal a beautiful girl. She had dark brown hair and deep chocolate brown eyes. Her skin was pale but that wasn't unusual in Forks.
"Billy! Jake!" She looked me over and blushed. "You must be Edward."
She had me won over with the blush, but when she said my name it was like heaven. I never believed in love at first sight, at least not until now. Jake glanced over at me and as Billy rolled in the door talking to Bella I slipped Jake a five-dollar bill.
A/N: Would you believe me if I told you I wrote this particular chapter five times? Sorry it's taken so long to get out, but I couldn't decide on how to start this story. I kind of wanted to get their relationship in before everything but here it is. I hope you like it. Remember my website has a farther summary… I might have to tweak it a little now.