Thank you to Satcea for beta-ing this chappie for me J

Disclaimer - I own none of these characters just the plot line.

Welcome To Forks

"So, remind me why you signed me up for this stupid thing in the first place?" I asked Alice giving her a pointed glare.

"Well, first off, you need to become less of an unsociable hermit that stays in his room and listen to music all the time. Secondly, maybe you could make a new friend other than your siblings and their respective others and it's a good experience."

"Aren't you just the loving sister." I muttered and walked out of the kitchen.

"You need to help me with this!" She shouted after me pointing to the chocolate fudge cake she was decorating. "It's your visitor." She argued.

"You're the one that arranged it all." I retaliated and went to hide in my room. "Why did my parents decided on more children." I muttered to myself.

I flopped onto my bed and reached over and switched on my stereo and closed my eyes as the soft notes filled my room instantly relaxing me and making me forget the anger my sister had caused.

Alice had the brilliant idea of signing me up for the foreign exchange programme in school over the summer break. I had been looking forward to having the free time to be by myself and do whatever I wanted.

"EDWARD!" Alice screamed from the downstairs kitchen. I turned up the volume and put my pillow over my head. I could still hear her muffled yells so turned up the music as loud as it would go.


My pillow was ripped away from my head and I was faced with a pissed off Alice. Her eyes were boring holes into mine as she placed her hands on her hips and tapped her foot loudly on my wooden floor.

"What?" I replied nonchalantly acting innocent as she switched off the stereo causing the room to fall silent.

"You know fine well what!" She spat. "I went to all the bother of trying to help you out and get everything ready for your guest and you give me no help."

"I didn't ask for it." I snapped.

"Well your guest will be landing in, oh, forty minutes so you have no choice now. Hurry up and put something more presentable on then we're all leaving for the airport." She threw the pillow at me and stomped out of the room.

"Moaning cow." I muttered under my breath.

"I heard that." She sang as she carried on out of my room slamming her own door shut.Finally deciding to make a move, I groaned and heaved myself up off the bed and headed over to the closet to find something that didn't have holes in it or was frayed at the hem. I pulled out the first shirt that came to hand and a pair of decent black jeans. I ran my hand through my hair and went downstairs and waited for the rest of the family.

"Hey bro, you ready to meet your new buddy?" Emmett was sitting on the couch playing the wii with Jasper, Alice's boyfriend, and his girlfriend Rosalie at his side flipping through a magazine.

"Yeah, ecstatic." I droned and plopped down in a chair.

"Crap! How'd you beat me again?" Emmett threw a strop, huffed and dropped the steering wheel on the ground.

"Skills my man, skills." Jasper boasted. "You wanna game?"


"I want a rematch." Emmett picked up the controller and readied himself for another race, positing the wheel in front of him.

I watched in amusement as Jasper beat him again and again before Emmett had been humiliated enough for one day.

"Right." Alice skipped into the living room and smiling. "Let's get going. MOM, DAD!" She yelled at the top of her lungs.

"We're coming." My mom grimaced as she walked in pulling on her jacket and grabbing her purse.

"Rose and Em can come with us and you can take Alice and Jasper in the Volvo." Dad came in and threw me my car keys.

"Sure." I lifted myself out of my chair and we went out to the cars.

"Oh, wait." Alice opened the car door and ran to the house and came out a few minutes later with a banner and a handful of multi-coloured balloons.

"Okay, let's get going." She chirped and buckled up as I set off in the direction of the airport following my dad's car.


"C'mon." I muttered for about the thirtieth time as we all stood waiting for the passengers to come through the arrivals gate. I looked back up to the screen to see that the plane had landed so the passengers should been through at any minute.

"Here we go." Alice picked up her banner reading 'Welcome to Forks I Swan' and stood in front of us all bouncing on the balls of her feet.

I rolled my eyes at her excitement and kept an eye on the crowd of people coming out; parents with their kids, elderly couples and young kids. I could feel the nerves starting to kick in - what if I got some total geek with bad acne and glasses with a plaster over them, or even worse, a jock with only girls on his mind.

"You this could go so wrong." I said to myself.

"What?" Alice turned to look at me.

"This could go so wrong, what if I end up with some geek or typical jock."

"Who says it's going to be a guy." Alice turned back to the crowd.


"Well it could be a girl for all we know. It only said I Swan on the notes." Alice shrugged."A girl! You gotta be shittin' me Alice! I'm not spending my summer hanging about with some girl." I screwed my face up with disgust.

"Oh, stop being such a nancy and suck it up." She glared at me.

"Yeah, you never know Ed, she might be a beauty. A foreign exchange hottie of sorts. She may just be the undoing of the unsociable, unbearably annoying and virgin Eddie." Emmett barked out.

"Fuck you!" I hissed at him so mom and dad couldn't hear me.

"Stop." Alice hissed shooting us both glares and turned back to the crowd and scanned the heads smiling widely.

I thought about what Emmett said, it wouldn't be bad if I got stuck with a beautiful girl all summer. As long as she could hold a decent conversation, listen to anything apart from that ridiculous dance music and wasn't too annoying I could handle it.

A girl appeared in the crowd, her head looking down at some paper. She lifted her head up to look around and a angelic smile lit up her face as she carried walking in our direction.

"Look at her Ed." Emmett nudged my side and nodded in the direction of the brown haired girl coming our way.

I watched as she walked right up to us, stopped and smiled. "Hi." She smiled shyly and wrung her hands together.

"I take it you're I Swan?" She nodded her head and Alice wrapped her in a hug.

"I'm Alice Cullen. I'm so excited you're here already, we're going to have so much fun over the summer."

She smiled politely. "I'm Isabella Swan but everyone calls me Bella."

"Well this is my boyfriend Jasper, my brother Emmett and his girlfriend Rosalie, my mom and dad Esme and Carlisle." They all said hi and waved.

"It's nice to meet you all." Her eyes travelled over everyone them landed on me.

"And this is my other brother and your exchange buddy, Edward." She gestured to me as I stepped forward.

"Hey." She blushed slightly and waved.

"Hey, welcome to Forks." I smiled and was actually looking forward to summer break now.

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