okay it's a day later than i expected but that's not too bad...right? anyway the next couple chapters are going to make it really interesting. so enjoy your read!

i think everyone wishes they owned Twilight though only Stephenie Meyer does...

Surprisingly Alice didn't bring it up at all. I thought she would be bugging me all day until I finally got so annoyed that I caved. Alice must be full of surprises, and I have a feeling that she is usually prepared for anything. I wonder if Alice has figured out what happened yet. It's not really that hard to put together. Jesse stayed out all night, and we show up for school the next day a couple. I think most of the school figured it out.

I have a feeling that fourth period and sixth are going to be horrible. I don't have anyone in those to make me feel better. I have a strong feeling that everyone's going to be calling me some pretty crewd names. Girls are still as evil here as they were back in the States. I don't really think that changes.

I thought all of this as I walking to my fourth period class. I had to prepare myself for the worst. I took a deep breath and entered the classroom.

Everyone stared like i knew they would. I don't really understand why it's necessary to stare at people. It doesn't do anything, and obviously, I'm not going to burst into flames and go away. Staring is just a waste of enery.

I took a seat and I could already hear some of the chatter start. I heard some girls giggle and look at me out of the corner of their eye. I rolled my eyes at them. What could they have possibly come up with. Stories in high school are so outragous. 99% of them are wrong.

I heard the girl in front of me whisper to the boy beside her "That Bella girl. I heard she was like a total slut at her old school and that's why she's here. It was supposed to straighten her out. It doesn't look like it's working, though. I saw her with Jesse, Jasper, and Shawn already."

Girls make up the stupidest stories. I mean seriously! Do I look like a whore? I think not. If anything I am a nerd and I am proud of that.

"No way!" he said and looked at me a moment, then swiched his gaze back to the girl. "I think you maybe wrong about that. I mean look at her. She looks like a nice girl." he added seriously.

I was in total shock. Did that guy just defend me? At least he has a mind. Then I actually looked at him. I wasn't paying attention before but he has light blonde hair. He looks like he's from America. I didn't know there was anyone else here that was from America.

The girl was in total shock. Then she looked really mad. She 'humph-ed' and turned in her seat.

The boy looked at me again, but this time we made eye contact. He had bright, blue eyes. He was a very attractive boy. I mouthed a thank you and he nodded. That was when the teacher called order. The class was so long and boring. I couldn't wait to just get out of there and go to lunch to be with my friends.

We had about five minutes left when a paper landed on my desk. I opened it up. It read 'YOU ARE A WHORE WHO FUCKS ANYTHING THAT MOVES!' I sighed and dropped my head. I hate people! I heard the girl diagonally behind me giggle. She must have wrote it. The next thing I knew the paper was being ripped out of my hands. I looked up and that boy had that paper in his hand and looked infurated. It confused me.

Just then the bell rang. The boy stood up angrily and shouted "Who wrote this?!"

Everyone including the teacher stopped. I saw the girl stiffen and terrified. No one answered. "Don't let it happen again!" He yelled again. He turned to gather his books as everyone rushed out. I waited. I needed to thank him again. I stood just outside the door.

"Thank you." I said as I saw him walk out.

He smiled and said "You're welcome. I'm Skyler, by the way." He held out his hand.

"It's nice to meet you. Where are you from, if you don't mind my asking. You have an American accent." I asked.

"I've been all over the US, but mostly New York." he answered.

"I'm from Pheonix. Though I'm sure you already know that." I told him.

He laughed a light laugh. He walked me to lunch. I had more stares. Why must everyone stare? It is so pointless.

"I have no idea. You're right it is pointless." He said as we reached the doors.

I blushed. I didn't realized I said that out loud. Just then Jesse put his arm around me. It surprised me, and I jumped and bumped into Skyler.

"Sorry." I said to Skyler, and turned to Jesse, who had a strange look on his face. "You scared me." I said the obvious.

"See you later, Bella." Skyler said.


"What was he doing here?" Jesse asked me with a strange tone that I couldn't quite point out.

"Skyler? He defended me to this girl in front of me and to the rest of the class." I told him.

"Oh. That was nice of him. It just surprised me is all. He doesn't usually talk to anyone but the really smart people. He's like a geneis. I heard he has like a 180 IQ." as Jesse told me this I noticed that he walked over to a table with about 7 kids and they all had many books beside them. It was kind of strange seeing him with them, he didn't look like he belonged there. You could tell he had some muscles on him, where as, the other kids were mostly scrawny. Like a misfit among misfits.

"It was really weird. It was like he already knew the right story." I shugged it off.

We went trough the line in a comfortable silence. As we walked towards our lunch table we noticed there was a crowd around it and heard some yelling.

"She told you to leave her alone!" I heard Jasper yelling.

"She wants me, so why would I leave her alone!" a guy yelled back.

By this time we had pushed our way though the people and saw what was going on. Alice was standing behind Jasper with a slightly scared look on her face. The guy standing across from them was extremely tall. He had black hair and grey eyes. It looked like he was Japanese mixed with something. He was average looking, nothing extravagant. His height is probably the most attractive thing about him. He was about 6'6".

I realized was running over there. He easily pinned him to the ground. He looked so angry.

"I told you to stay away from my sister! She doesn't want you within 100 feet of her!" Jesse shouted at him even though they were about a foot apart.

The guy stuggled to get up and failed. He couldn't get Jesse off of him. I decided that I should get him off of that kid before he does something he regrets. I walked over to them after I put my lunch down. he looked like he could murder this kid!

"He's not worth it." I said as I put my hand on Jesse's shoulder.

"That's right! Listen to your whore!" the kid yelled at Jesse.

Jesse looked even madder, and then punched him in the face. Jesse was smart. He knew just where to him to knock him out. Jesse stood up and walked out the door. I ran after him naturally.

I found him leaning against a tree in the back of the school. His stance was rigid, full of anger. His back was to me so I didn't see his face, but I knew it would be a cold expression. I could tell his arms where crossed on his chest. I walked over and wrapped my arms around him, and layed my head on the back of his left shoulder blade. I felt and heard him sigh.

"Are you okay?" I asked tenderly.

"Not really." he answered quietly.

"Do you want to talk about it?" I asked.

"He's been harassing Alice all year. You think he would be smart enough to leave her alone when she has a deadly brother and a pretty strong boyfriend, but no he's not. Last week I told him to leave her alone and I warned him that I would inforce it this time. I was simply follwing my promise. Then, when he insulted you, I lost it." he explain calmly.

"Well that makes a lot of sense. I would have done the same thing in your place." I said as I tried to comfort him.

He didn't say anything. He just repositioned his arms so that his right arm was running up and down my left arm. I felt him slowly relax as his fingertips were running up and down my arm. I think it was relaxing him, though I have no idea why. he sighed, and turned to face me.

"Thank you for being here with me. i don't know how long it would have taken me to cool off with out you here." he said and leaned down and kissed me sweetly.

I felt someone approaching behind me.

"Hey guys. The bell's about to ring if you're going to class." Jasper informed us, and I noticed Alice holding his hand at his side. We nodded.

Jesse took my hand and lead me to the cafeteria doors. We needed to get out things for the next class, which we left on out lunch table. My things were gone.

"Well, that's just great. My books are gone." I sighed angerly.

"Don't worry. I'm sure we'll find out who took them." Jesse said with a small smile.

He kissed me at the cafeteria doors since my class was in the opposite direction of his. I walked to my dreaded sixth period empty handed.

As I approached my next class I noticed Skyler outside the door with a whole lot of books. After a few more steps I realized they were mine. So, Skyler took them?

"Hey." I said as I got close enough for him to hear me.

"Hey. I grabbed your books because Alice and Jasper left them, and I didn't want anyone to take them. Everyone knows better than to mess with Jesse's stuff that's why I only took yours." Skyler said, kind of shyly?

"Thank you, again. I thought someone stole them. I seems like a lot of the people would do that.' I said as I grabbed my books from him.

We walked in together and he sat beside me. I didn't even notice him yesterday. I guess I really wasn't paying attention. I wonder if he sat there yesterday. I guess I just really wanted to get out of here and go home. I wanted to be with Jesse.

Just then my phone vibrated. i got it out and looked. It was from Phil.

-Don't bring any friends home tonight. I want to talk to you about something. I'll be there when you get home. Phil-

That's strange. He's never home that early. It must be important.

"Is everything okay?" Syler asked me.

"Yeah. My step-dad just texted me. It's just really odd of him." I said.

"Oh. I'm sure everything's fine." he offered resurence.

"Thanks" and I gave him a small smile.

The class was called to order and we handed a worksheet that I didn't really care about doing. We had to work in partners so Skyler offered to be my partner.

It was easy. I didn't really even need a partner. We were done before anyone else. So, Skyler and I talked mostly about where we lived before. I told him about Shauna and Pheonix. I told him how I loved the dry heat. He told that this little town in Tennessee was his favorite place to live. He said that he thought he might move there after he graduates. I was about to ask him about his parents, but the bell rang.

We said a short goodbye and I went to my next class to hang out with Alice. The rest of the day went smoothly. Nothing really happened except I got more stares. With all this wasted engery we could light a small town with or something. Or they could spend it actually doing something, like I don't know, study. These people could use some smarts. Even if they didn't study they could talk to someone else about something that isn't me.

Finally, the last bell rang. Jesse walked beside me to my locker.

"Do you want us to come over. I know Alice really wants to come and see where you live. Actually, I think she just wants to check out your clothes so she can take you shopping." he asked and added.

"Ugh! I hate shopping! Sorry you can't come over today. Phil wants to talk to me about something, and he asked me not to bring anyone home with me today." I told him.

"Oh, that's interesting. I'm still going to walk you home though." he told me with that adorable smile of his.

"Okay." I couldn't help but smile as well.

As we walked home I told him about my day and Skyler. I figured he should know because I don't want him getting mad about something stupid. Skyler was kind of acting like a big brother taking care of his little sister really, now that I think about it. Just as I finished up, we were at my door.

"Bye. I'll call you later if I can't get a hold of you I'll see you tomorrow." Jesse said. He sounded like he really didn't want to leave me.

"Until later." I replied.

I streched up and gave him a kiss. He reached a hand behind my neck to deepen the kiss. I had to break away for air and before I got too exited and took him on the front door.

I gave him a final peck and turned to open the door. I heard his footsteps walking away. I walked in and put my things by the door and walked into the kitchen. Phil was sitting on one of the chairs looking very nervous.

"Hey Phil." I greeted.

ok. there was chapter 6 everyone. this one was a bit longer than i expected but it's all good...

next chapter we find out who Phil's lover is...my offer still stands if anyone can figure out who Phil's lover is I'll use their name...no one has got it yet...

so how does Skyler fit into the story? what is he to Bella? should Jesse be worried?