Disclaimer: All recognizable characters belong to Stephenie Meyer
My beta has not had the chance to look this over so please forgive my mistakes.
Something I have had on my computer from a while a go so I thought I would post it.
"God I don't know what he sees in her." Lauren hissed as she leaned up against her dark blue locker glaring daggers at Alice. It was just before first period so most of the student body was hanging out in the hall.
"I don't know either Lauren," Jessica said without even looking up from her magazine.
"He is so uninformed of all of his options," Lauren said turning to look at Jessica "are you even listening to me?" she reached out wrenching the magazine from Jessica's hands. The magazine crinkled from her tight grip as she glared at Jessica.
"Lauren, You could've given me a paper cut." Jessica screeched as she began to examine her hands.
"Um hello," Lauren said as she threw the magazine to the floor. "I have bigger problems than a stupid paper cut. Alice is going to walk away with my future husband."
"What do you want me to do?" she said as she bend down to pick magazine up and proceeded to thumb through it looking for the place she had left off.
"Something a little more helpful would be nice." She then turned her attention back to the couple. "Would you look at the way she clings to him, it's disgusting."
Jessica sighed as she turned to look at the couple. They were further down the hall near one of their lockers holding hands. Alice had a small encouraging smile on her face but Jasper still appeared the same: in pain.
"Look, clearly he is in pain because of her," Lauren said as if it was the most obvious thing in the world.
"Lauren they are just holding hands," she said as she turned back to her magazine. They had, had this conversation many times and Jessica simply did not care anymore.
Lauren snorted as she continued to leer at Alice "he deserves so much better."
Jessica sighed as she continued to scan the pages, then her eyes lit up when they landed on an article "How to get the man of your dreams to notice you."
Lauren blinked, as she looked over at Jessica in confusion "What?"
"It's an article," Jessica said turning the magazine to show her.
"Give me that," Lauren took the magazine from her and looked over the article "Jessica this is perfect," Lauran said with a smile "come to my house after school."
"What are you wearing?" Jessica said, as she looked Lauren up and down.
Lauren smiled "My sister said the article was stupid and that this would get him to notice me."
Jessica cocked an eyebrow as she continued to look at the outfit, "Well I am pretty sure you should have a shirt on under the one you're wearing."
Lauren rolled her eyes as she flipped her long blond hair over her shoulder "She said that men love big boobs so I had to wear a low cut shirt and a push up bra. I mean I probably didn't have because I am competing with Alice, whose probably still in a training bra, but still it couldn't hurt."
"And the skirt?" Jessica said as her eyes traveled down to the unbelievably short skirt.
"Jessica," Lauren sighed in annoyance "this isn't the 1800's. Men of today love skin so I am just showing him what he could have."
Jessica shrugged as she readjusted her bag "If you say so Lauren." She then turned around to open her locker.
"Oh my God," Lauren said as she started hitting Jessica on the arm to get her attention.
"Ow Lau—ren!" Jessica yelled as Lauren hit her.
"He's looking at me, he's looking at me." Lauren said as she continued to hit her, paying no attention to her friend's pain.
"Stop hitting me," Jessica said as she grabbed her arm to keep her from hitting her.
"I told you he'd notice me," Lauren beamed, with a huge smile. She had been just about to take a step forward when movement to her left caught her attention. She looked over and watched as Alice walked by her and practically dance down the hall. She was wearing a peach colored dress that fell about mid-thigh with black tights and a pair of short brown high-heeled boots. She looked up at Jasper to see him following Alice's movements, his eyes trained to her as if she was the only female in the world.
"You going to go talk to him or just stare like an idiot?"
"Uh—yeah of course I am." As she walked forward she started to give herself a pep talk He deserves someone so much better than Alice Cullen. I mean Alice Hale, yuck, now Lauran Hale has nicer ring too it. He deserves a women who is beautiful, strong and confident not that airhead, frail, clingy little thing.
"Hello Jasper," Lauren said in flirty tone and pushed her chest out. She would swear she saw him flinch as if he was repulsed, but brushed it off convincing herself there was no way he flinched because of her.
"Hello Lauren." The smile fell from her face as the bell like voice rang in her ears; it was not the voice she had been hoping to hear. Alice stepped in between them "is there something we can help you with?" she asked with a bright smile.
Lauren stared nervously as she had not really thought through the plan. She glanced between them noting that Jasper had become far more tense than he had been earlier and she would swear he was not breathing. She looked down at their hands to see that Jasper's hand was clenching hers almost desperately.
"Lauren?" Alice called softly.
"Huh?" Lauren asked as she continued to look at their hands
"Is there something we can help you with?" Alice asked again.
"Um," Lauren blinked as she looked over at Alice "I, I um, I just wanted to uh--" the school bell then rang interrupting her. Alice stood waiting patiently for her to finish "never mind" she said shaking her head.
"Are you sure?"
"Yeah." Lauren said with a slight nod.
"Okay. Well we have to go to class now, so have a good day." With that Alice turned and lead Jasper through the crowded hallway.
Lauren watched as Alice practically floated down the hall with Jasper following, never allowing more than a couple inches come between them. She knew in that moment she would never have him.
"So what'd he say?" Jessica asked walking up behind her.
Lauren stiffened before turning around, "I didn't get to talk to him. Alice got in between us, clearly she's afraid I'll take him from her." She said trying her best to sound bitchy and not heartbroken, as she was not about to tell Jessica that she got tongue-tied. "Whatever, if he wants the little freak he can have her, I am too good for him anyway."