High school. The very thought usually makes girls either swoon with delight or keel over with dread. I could really care less. To me, it's more of a game than it is anything else. But, I guess like any other girl, I have the same thoughts as them when it comes to the first day of school: what should I wear? Shifting thru all the clothes in my closet, I couldn't decide what to wear. Sighing, I just grabbed jeans, boots, and a sweater. Normal I guess, but then again, when have I ever been normal?
"Nadia!" I here someone call my name from downstairs and I quickly change before walking downstairs. I see my mom standing in the kitchen staring at me, a cup of coffee in her hand.
"You're going to be late." she smiled at me and I couldn't help but laugh. I'm never late to anything. And, on the off occasion that I am, I can always get out of whatever trouble I would be in.
"Yea, okay mom." I look at her and grab something off the platter she had on the table. I look over at my mom who is stunning even in the morning. A lot of people say I look like her, I just laugh and say I don't know what they are talking about but in fact, I do. If people only knew the real story.
"Are you excited for your first day of classes?" she asks.
"It's going to be the same as any other first day mom…don't worry, I got this."
"Just don't get into too much trouble." she sighed as I got up grabbing my bag.
"Trouble? Mom, I never get into trouble." I laughed grabbing my keys.
"You know what I mean." she said, in all seriousness.
"I got it mom, I got to go…I'll see you later." I smiled kissing her cheek and walking out the door. Before I walked out the door I turned around and laughed.
"Mom, don't think like that….I'm not some sort of temptress." I winked and she looked a little embarrassed.
"Sorry." I heard her yell as I walked out to the car. I drove thru the small town on my way to the high school. I didn't know where it was but I just followed the line of cars with teenagers, they were all going to the same place no doubt. A town this small couldn't possibly have more than one right? Within ten minutes, I was there, pulling into a parking space. Most of the kids were already there, filing into the buildings to escape the cold. I shivered as I got out of my car. Why my parents had decided this town was beyond me but I was just going to have get used to it I guess. I scanned the crowd as I made my way into the main office to get my list of classes. I walked into a small room and looked around for someone to help me out.
"Excuse me?" I called out to the older woman sitting at the desk. She looked up at me and smiled and got up from her chair.
"Isabella Swan?" she questioned and I looked at her funny.
"Who?" I laughed.
"Oops, I'm sorry honey…we have two new students here this years. So, you must be….Nadia!" she sounded triumphant as she remembered the name.
"Yup, that's me." I smiled back at her. How she could mix up only two names was beyond me but she was older, so she got a pass.
"Well, let me be the first to welcome you here to our little school. Here is your list of classes and if you need any help finding it, just ask any of the students, they all are pretty helpful around here." she beamed and I just nodded and gave her my thanks and headed on my way. I checked my first class: English. I sighed and made my way over to the building that was labeled with a big 1 on the side.
"How original." I smirked walking into the building. I made my way into my English class and was told to take a seat in the back. I sat back and watched all the students file in. They all looked like they knew one another. Like they had all grown up together in this little town. I noticed as I sat, waiting for the bell, that everyone, like the lady in the front office, was concerned about this Isabella person. The other new girl. Silence fell upon everyone when someone walked in. By the looks of things, this was Isabella. Sitting up, I saw the teacher motion to her to the seat next to me.
"Oh, yea sit the two new kids in the back." I muttered as the new girl walked towards the back, eyes following her every movement. She sat beside me and looked at me shyly.
"Hi, I'm Nadia, you must be Isabella…" I smiled as I shook her hand. She looked a little petrified that I knew her name.
"I'm new this year too." he face relaxed "The older lady in the front thought I was you this morning" and she understood.
"I feel like everyone is looking at me funny." she said softly.
"You're the new girl. Of course they are. They probably haven't had a new anything in this little town for a long time." I laughed and she laughed too. Class soon started up and I spent the rest of it trying to pay attention to the class. We would be reading Romeo and Juliet this semester. A whole semester? God, I could recite this story in my sleep and we were spending a whole semester on it. I could hear a slight groan come from Isabella as well. Which probably meant she had studied this play before in her previous school. Everyone else was excited. They had never read it before apparently. The bell rang and everyone stood and made their ways to their next class.
"It was nice to meet you Isabella…maybe I'll see you at lunch?" I asked and she lit up. She nodded her head and headed out of the class. Poor girl. She probably thought everyone thought she was a freak when in fact, it was the complete opposite. My next class, Spanish, had me a little more excited than the last class. I hadn't brushed up on my Spanish skills for a while so it would be a nice review. I got to the class and again, I was directed to the back of the class room. I liked it though, I could observe. Scanning over the people in the class, I could see the ones who were taken, single, or even just plain weird. As I kept looking, I spotted two guys sitting towards the other corner of the room, in a row in front of me. Perfect angle. They must have been brothers because they had the same pale, beautiful skin and they sat together in silence. I saw one of them nudge the other one as if he had caught me looking in their direction. I saw the other one look slyly at me and I was stunned by his appearance. I could hear my breath being caught but only so I could hear it.
oh great, another one who's going to fantasize about Jasper.
I sat up upon hearing that. I looked around, wondering where that came from.
She is stunning…wow, I've never seen anyone that looked like her before. Those lips…the red on them, oh it's so tempting.
I smiled in spite of myself. I wonder what they're last names were? They had to be brothers, I could tell. I waited for the teacher to take role so I could hear their names. After a few minutes, she started calling out names. After about a minute, I heard it.
"Cullen, Jasper and Edward?" I heard the teacher say with a hint of smile in her voice. They looked up at her and nodded.
"Cullen huh? I dated a Cullen a long time ago…I wonder?" I thought and from somewhere I could hear a growl of some sort come from out of the blue. It was a little random. I looked over back at them. They couldn't be could they? That was so long ago…but, they did have similar features I suppose. And that wasn't a name you heard very often.
Oh how pathetic, she's pondering over our last name now.
"Pathetic, I'm not Pathetic!"
"Hmm, I really wonder if that could be the case. I should ask them…what would I say: Hey, does your grandfather or great grandfather happen to be Carlisle Cullen? He used to work in London and then worked in Chicago during the influenza crisis…oh if so, then I used to be in love with him…I wanted to know what ever happened to him."
I looked up to see who was screaming, but everyone was still focused on the teacher. Where had that yell come from then? Clearly, no one would yell like that in their thoughts. Strange. I looked over at the Cullen brothers and wondered if I should even ask them. What if they thought I was crazy? Oh well, I could always say that him and my great grandma knew one another. Though, I'm sure my great grandma wouldn't appreciate me using her like that. Class passed in flash before I knew it and it was time for the next one. I walked out of the room before the rest of the class and started down the hallway. I really wanted to ask them but I didn't want them to get too suspicious. Maybe I'd sit with them at lunch? Surely that would be okay. I pondered over it as I made my way to next class which was math. Same thing happened there. As soon as the bell rang I made my way to the cafeteria, my eyes scanning the room quickly until I spotted them. There was were five seats there but only two were sitting there. The two boys from my class. I walked over there, getting a little nervous as if everyone in the room was looking at me.
She's crazy…no way the Cullens will let her sit with them.
Oh wow, she is so brave. I wish I could get close to them like that.
Who does she think she is? Miss Bravery over there.
I shook my head and approached the table. Neither of the two looked up at me when I reached them.
"What gentlemen." One of them lifted their heads, it was Edward I believe. He looked a little annoyed that I was there.
What are you waiting for Edward, ask her if she wants to sit down. I can't do it…because of you know who.
I could see Edward give Jasper a disapproving look before looking up at me.
"Would you like to join us?" he swallowed hard. He was trying really hard to not show the hostility in his voice.
"If you don't mind." I smiled at them and sat in the seat beside this Edward guy. He was a little creepy even for me. It was silent for a few moments.
Hurry up and ask her something before she leaves…or before Alice comes.
"Alice, who's Alice?"
Edward looked between the two of us, as if he wasn't sure what was going on.
"I'm sorry, this is my brother Jasper and I'm Edward…" he said pointing to the two of them.
"Hi, I'm Nadia, I'm new here." I said as any normal teenage girl would say it. These Cullen brothers made it a little hard to even breathe let alone carry on a conversation.
Nadia, what a beautiful name. Edward! Tell her she has a beautiful name!
"Why don't you just tell me yourself." I shook my head to myself.
"So, Nadia, that's a pretty name." Jasper suddenly caught my attention and I looked up at him and smiled.
Jasper your dead the moment Alice comes back.
"Do you guys always sit here all alone?"
"Um, no…usually our other siblings are here with us. ..but they decided to take the day off today."
"Oh, what's their names?"
Don't tell her Jasper!
"Oh, there's Emmet, Rose, and Alice." he said listing off his siblings.
"Alice is his sister, why was he so worried about her coming then? Odd."
Yea, way to mention that you were married to Alice. Idiot.
"Married to Alice? What kind of family is this?"
Oh, she even smells good. I wonder what it would be like? Just one little bite…that's all I need.
The sounds of intersecting thoughts made both me and Edward wince in somewhat pain. Jasper looked at us a little funny.
"Are you guys okay?" He asked, shoving the food on his plate around but at the same time it looked like he was concentrating on something. Whatever pain I had been feeling, it was all gone now.
"Um, I think I should get going. I need to um…figure out where my next class is." I suddenly said, thinking of the only normal thing that came to fine.
"Are you sure? You didn't eat your food." Jasper said, not wanting me to leave apparently.
Yea, and neither did you Jasper.
"Yea, I'll be fine…I'll talk to you guys tomorrow I guess." I said nervously. I needed to get out of there. I needed to figure out what just happened to me back there.
I froze for a brief second.
Nadia please…if you can hear me, please turn around. I want to know just as much as you do…please do it for me.
"Because this doesn't make sense." I continued walking towards the trash can.
It doesn't have to.
"Yes, yes it does."
Will you at least turn around and smile at Jasper, he's watching you like a hawk. He thinks he did something wrong. Give him the benefit of the doubt.
"This is so wrong on so many levels-"
Just for right now.
I pretended to drop something and when I bent to pick it up, I slowly glanced up at Jasper and Edward and they were both looking at me. I smiled at Jasper and he instantly relaxed and smiled back. I turned to walk out the room. The rest of the day was a blur.