Summary: Bella and the Cullens and Hales have been friends since they were little. Just friends. But, will middle school change all of that? All human.
A/N: I'm making a new story that I had a really good idea for. I'll try to update my other stories more regularly too. Just so you know, all the schedules are COMPLETELY random. I almost switched 2 of Jasper's classes so that he could have some classes with Alice, but I didn't. I literally put all the classes into a hat and drew them out. Anyways, enjoy the story.
Have you ever been late for the first day of school?
I never have. Yet.
It's 7:30, and school starts at 8. Alice is still trying to perfect my makeup. I know I'm starting 7th grade and I have to make a good presentation, but it's been 45 minutes.
She poked my eyelid with something. Again.
"Alice! Bella! Rose! Come downstairs, we need to get going!" Esme yelled from downstairs. Esme was Alice, Edward, and Emmett's mom. Edward is their blood child, and Emmett and Alice were both adopted. My father, Charlie, has work early in the morning, so I always come over here before school. So do Rose and Jasper, the Hale twins, who live next door.
"Alright, alright!" Alice said, rapidly brushing my hair.
I opened my eyes. Typical Alice. I had pink eye shadow, pink lip-gloss, and my hair was down normally, with a pink extension. You see, Alice is obsessed with extensions. She has like every color.
"Kay, let's go! I don't want to be late!" She said, grabbing her flats and skipping down the stairs. I rolled my eyes. It was her fault we might be late. But they don't care on the first day anyways. Just tell the teacher you got lost on the way to class.
When we arrived, we entered the huge gym by the entrance. I headed to the area marked "S-V" to pick up my schedule. I told the lady my name, and she handed me my schedule. I mumbled a quick thank-you before heading off to find my friends.
But, before I could find them, the bell rang. I glanced at my schedule for the first time.
0 - Homeroom - Ms. Carter
1 - Dance - Ms. Carter
2 - PE - Coach Hoad
3 - Woodshop - Mr. Morris
- --Lunch 1
4 - History - Mr. Adams
5 - Pre-Algebra 2 - Mr. Armstrong
6 - Science AP - Mr. Walsh
7 - English AP - Mrs. Mendez
You've got to be kidding me! I'm in dance class!? I couldn't dance if my life depended on it! And, if it's my luck, none of my friends will even be in it.
I groaned. I still needed to get to homeroom.
Just when I thought I couldn't get enough dance! I sighed, and headed off to find the dance room. By the time I had gotten there, the late bell had rung. But, as I said before, they don't really care. I walked in, and she told me where my spot was.
"Okay, class, today is the first day, so we're not going to really do anything. We just have to go over the school rules and stuff because it's required. So, I'll take roll. You can chat among yourselves quietly," the teacher said. She seemed pretty nice, I guess. Considering I'm going to have her 2 classes in a row, at least it wouldn't be too bad. Except for the dancing part.
I looked up for the first time since I entered the class, scanning over the class of unfamiliar, clueless students. I looked across the room. Then, I saw two faces I recognized.
Firstly, I saw Alice. She was cheerful, hyper and pink, like always. Next to her was someone I recognized from my elementary school, Ben Cheney. While the teacher read the role, I realized why they sat together, because of their last names. After this realization, the teacher called my name. I responded with a quick "here", and she moved on to the girl next to me, who's name turned out to be Carrie.
I introduced myself to Carrie, and we talked a little about the new school year and stuff.
The teacher had us move the desks and chairs over to the side and pile them. I guess it's for dance class.
When the bell rang, I grabbed my stuff. I left the classroom before realizing that I was just going back anyways. I decided to wait outside the door. When Alice came out, she hugged me and we quickly compared schedules. The only other class we had together was PE, second period. She skipped off to her next class, but I missed what she said she had next. I just decided to ask her later.
I waited outside the dance class, and slowly, the students piled into a line behind me. I looked around for some familiar faces, but saw none, so I turned back forward and sighed. Then, someone's hand covered my eyes.
"Edward!" I shrieked, and turned around and hugged him. He chuckled and leaned on the brick wall.
"I thought I was going to be tortured in dance all alone!" I said, pointing to my schedule.
"Yeah. You're going to be funny to watch," he said, smirking.
I playfully slapped him before the teacher opened the door. She gave us our seats, which weren't really seats, but the floor. Of course, since my last name starts with S, I was way on the opposite end than him. The teacher started talking about the course and what we'll learn, and stuff like that.
A minute or two into the period, the door opened, and Rose came walking in. The teacher told her to sit in the empty spot towards the middle of the room. She blushed a little, probably because she was late, and the teacher continued talking.
Dance felt like it took forever. I hate the first day of school so much! We never do anything except for listening to the teacher talk. For the last 10 minutes, she let us stretch and talk to friends. I went over to where Edward, Rose, and to my surprise, Embry were.
"Hi, Bella!" Embry said as I came over.
"Hi, guys," I said, hugging Embry, and going over to Rose. She just waved at me though. No hug, no hello.
"Are you okay?" I asked. It was the first thing that came to my mind. I know I hate when people ask me, but it was kind of a reflex, I guess.
I raised my eyebrows at her.
"I promise. Nothing's wrong," she said. I didn't believe her, but I let her be.
"Let's compare schedules," Edward suggested. I got mine out and skimmed his quickly.
"Nothing. Just dance," I said, frowning.
"Well, we have the same lunch," he added. I shrugged.
A few minutes later, the bell rang.
I said goodbye, and headed off to meet Alice by the gym.
When I got to the main doors, there was a note:
"All PE classes meet in the boys locker room"
I groaned. I turned around and headed towards the locker room. I hesitated before entering. I was kind of nervous to enter the boys locker room, even though I knew no one would be changing or anything.
All of a sudden, I was pushed into the door. I turned around to find one of my old classmates, and apparently, one of my current classmates, Victoria. I just opened the door and walked in this time, not wanting to deal with her. When I arrived, I spotted Angela and grabbed the open spot to her right. Ben was on her left. About, maybe, 10 seconds before the bell rang, Alice came storming in quickly and squeezed between me and another girl.
The bell sounded, and once again, the teacher talked about all the normal stuff. She said that we're going to practice the warm-up tomorrow. Something to look forward to. She said that she'd give us our seats tomorrow, which like dance, were on the floor. I've still yet to see the gym though.
"While I do some paperwork, you can talk, but no moving around," Coach Hoad said, walking into an office kind of thing.
"Oh my god Bella!" Alice burst. "Did you talk to Rose!?"
"No. Well, kind of. I tried talking to her, but she just said that she was okay, and I left her alone after that," I answered, "Do you know what's wrong?"
"She didn't tell you!?" She asked in shock. I shook my head.
"What's wrong?" I asked. Why didn't she tell me?
"I--I think you should hear it from her. I wouldn't feel right telling you, if she didn't tell you. I mean, she didn't really tell me either, I kind of saw her. . ." Alice trailed off.
"Saw her what?" I asked. Now I'm getting suspicious.
"Have her tell you at lunch. Wait, you have first lunch right?" she asked, trying to change the subject.
"Yeah. Do we all have first lunch?"
"All of us except Jasper. He has second. I think Jake and Leah do too."
"What do you have next?"
"I have woodshop,"
"Lucky! I wanted woodshop, but I got art and theater."
"I'd trade you electives. I had dance 1st period."
"You have dance!?" she burst out into laughter, "do you know anybody?"
"Yeah. Edward and Rose are both in it, and so is Embry."
"I had theater last period. I didn't know anybody though. But I saw Edward and Rose going in as I was leaving."
"I hope I know someone is all of my classes,"
"Don't get your hopes up,"
The bell rang shortly, I exited the locker room into the fresh air. It smelled so much better outside!
"Oh, hey Angela!" I hugged her quickly.
"I heard you had woodshop next?" she asked.
"Yeah, I do,"
"So do I!"
"Oh, cool! Do you know which way it is?"
"I'm pretty sure it's that way," she said, pointing down one of the halls.
Well, apparently, that was the wrong way. We spent another few minutes trying to find the class. We went down about 3 halls before finding the big "Woodshop" door. We walked in a few minutes after the late bell and took some seats at the only open table.
Mr. Morris showed us some of the projects we'll be doing. We're going to make a mirror, a clock, a gumball machine and a few others.
He also said that we had to take a safety test. He said it was really easy and obvious, so he asked if we wanted to take it now, or wait until tomorrow. Most people voted for tomorrow, obviously not wanting a test on the first day of school.
When the bell finally rang for lunch, Angela and I walked out together, passing Leah, who had woodshop next, so she had second lunch, and Victoria. When I realized she was also heading to woodshop, I felt bad for Leah. When we finally reached the quad area, it was huge! There was a big grass area, which I'm assuming we can't walk on, because no one's going over there. But, past the grass, there was a stage-ish area, and a place to buy chips and stuff. There were picnic tables scattered, and a huge window with a library sign over it. There was a cafeteria on the other end of the grass area, but the line was huge!
I spotted Alice jumping up and down over by one of the picnic tables. Angela and I walked over to them past the crowd of confused teenagers.
"Hi Bella!" she greeted me, "How was woodshop?"
"I don't know, I didn't pay attention. It's not like something interesting was going to happen on the first day," I answered, sitting down on the edge of the bench, "Angela is in my class, though."
"History sucked! Leah was in my class though. We were passing notes."
"I saw her walking to Woodshop when we left. Victoria is in the class though, too. I feel bad for her."
"Oh, that would suck!" Alice exclaimed, "Hey, Angela, you can sit down!"
"No, that's okay. I'm going to go get lunch. Wish me luck."
After she left, I sighed. Today has been a long day, and it's only half over! I wonder what the rest of the day has in store for me.
A/N: Okay, that was a pretty long first chapter. Like I said, all schedules were random, even Angela's, Ben's, Victoria's and Leah's. And, Jasper got second lunch (. I wanted them all to have the same lunch, but I wasn't going to cheat for him, lol. But, I have a good idea for him now. I even randomly picked the electives, but when I got dance for Bella, I decided that I had to keep it, and lucky for her, Eddie is there too!
Hmm. I wonder what's up with Rose? Well, I already know. But if you want to find out, then review! I'll update sooner if you review!