So do you know what it's like to get so into another story that you almost completely forget about others except for that little nagging in the back of your head telling you that you're letting people down whilst not updating? That's sort of the case here.

Agenda of Explanations:

1. School. This is a total OMG major reason. Sophomore year is so busy, especailly at the beginning of the year.

2. Cheerleading. I guess this should have been my number one reason! Keep in mind, that last year when I first started writing this story, cheerleading season was over and I had tons of free time on my hands. Now, my schedule is insane.

This week is my only ENTIRE week off because football season was over Friday. Unfortunately, this coming Saturday, we have an all day camp. Then, for two weeks after that, we have preperations for basketball season every Monday-Friday. Then comes the regular practices and 2-3 games a week.

It may sound like cheerleading is miserable, but it's really not. I'm just not looking forward to this two week practice thing.

3. Computer. The internet here goes on and off constantly (because I live out in the no mans land boondocks) and so it wouldn't let me log on for a while. Then, when I could finally log on, it wouldn't let me update ANYTHING. I was going crazy. So. I decided to give up for a while, a few weeks, until my computer revived. I began writing a story of my own, that is not a fan fiction, and I got so wrapped up in this story that I was oblivious to anything that wasn't this story, cheerleading, or school (AND FOOD!). And so my few weeks turned into few months! I'd just thought to myself, "hey! I remember fan fiction!" and then I was checking everything out…and I noticed all the old reviews. With most of them..they were near touching. And I started to feel guilty. MAJORLY GUILTY. And I'm SOOOO SORRY!

4. Writers Block. MAJORLY. I had absolutely no idea what to do or what to say about anything. So this is my best..and it's gonna be pretty short. But bare with me here, and just know that things will definitely be getting better, if I have anything to say with it.

I'm not using these as excuses, just as reasons. I am truly sorry for taking so long and for everything that's happened. (: I hope you still love me..and here's another chapter as a small gift to you.

P.S. If you have any idea how I can put both stories on one account, please tell me. I might just switch my other one over to this account, but idk. Help help?

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Chapter 13: Almost Fight

"Whatever you do, don't tell him over the phone," Angela advised me carefully.

"Right," Jessica agreed. "Make it a sweet little romanitc thing, but make it seem out of the blue. Guys usually like the random stuff."

I glanced around the lunch room, noticing the gap in the table. Mike and Lauren and all of their friends were at one end, while Angela, Jessica, and I were at the other end.

"And don't take too long, because no matter how much Jacob likes you, I'm not so sure he's confident enough to tell you first," Angela pointed out.

Jessica laughed to herself. "How much was he sweating when he told you he liked you?" she asked almost rhetorrically. Just as I was about to answer, Angela noted something else.

"Make sure it's not at an awkward place like picking him up from school," she smiled encouragingly.

"Wait," I said. Both of them glanced at me. "You want me to tell him today, the day that I'm picking him up from school, but it can't be-"

"It can't be when you're picking him up from school," Jessica interrupted me. "After is fine. Find someplace that's familiar for the both of you."

My mind immediately drifted towards the driftwood log on First Beach.

So the location was down. But I still wasn't sure how to tell him.

"Okay, so lets go over everything," Jessica suggested.

"You're going to pick him up from school," Angela sighed.

"And take him to…?"

"A driftwood tree," I confirmed.

"How are you going to get him there?"

"Um, suggest a walk on the beach?"

"Good, good. And what are you going to say?"

My mind went blank.

"I have no idea." I could feel the worry lines on my forehead and Jessica waved her hand at me.

"No, no Bella, don't worry," she murmured. That's why we're here to help you." Angela nodded as if clarification.

"Okay, first, I'm going to tell you that there is a possibility that he may think you're breaking up with him. Especially if he hasn't actually been in a steady relationship before. He won't know the level of the talks."

"What do you mean the talks?" I asked.

"The break-up talk," Angela replied. "And the very first I-Love-You talk." I nodded in understanding, even if it made no sense to me at all.

"There is no special way, no loop hole, you just have to go through with it," Angela said.

"And once you've started you cannot go back. Not under any circumstances whatsoever!" Jessica continued for her. "Just come out with it."

"Right, you don't want to hold back to long, it'll make him squerm. He'll feel self concious and upset," Angela added. Jessica grinned at me.

"Well that's about it," she said. "What a perfect day for Ben to miss, otherwise we wouldn't have gotten through this conversation before seventh hour."

Just as the words came out of her mouth, the bell rang for lunch to be over. The three of us stood up, and headed to our next class.

……

As I sat with the truck in neutral, watching as the doors of La Push High School opened and closed, I noticed my hands were shaking in nervousness. I sighed, my head falling against the top of my steering wheel, causing a loud honk to explode and I jumped back, pressing on my gas and started going forward. It took me a second to realize what was going on until I slammed on my breaks right before I almost hit a strangely familiar girl.

And then I realized who exactly the girl was.

Elizabeth. She looked at me, mouth open, and her eyes were wide with shock and fury. Other students who had witnessed the almost accident were staring wide eyed at my truck.

I jumped out of the truck, sliding over to her. "Oh my gosh, Elizabeth, I'm so sorry!" She glared openly at me.

"What the hell?"

"I didn't mean to," I assured her. "I was just in a daze and my head hit-"

"I don't give a crap what you say you were! You almost hit me!"

"I'm sorry," I mumbled, my eyes slowly drifting to my feet.

"Oh I get it," she sneered. "This is supposed to be pay back for dating Jared and not saving him for Kim?! Whatever, you can just go to he-"

"Is there a problem here?" I heard a familiar voice ask, and realizing it was Quil, I grinned. Elizabeth rolled her eyes at him.

"Yes Quil," she hissed. "This girl just tried to hit me-"

"I'm sure it was an accident," he cut her off. "Bella Swan wouldn't hurt a fly. Bella Swan, you know, Charlie Swan's daughter. Chief Swan. Chief of Police of Forks."

Elizabeth stared at me for a moment before rolling her eyes. "Yeah, whatever," she grumbled before turning around and walking to an old familiar van. Jared's van.

Quil growled lowly. "God I hate her," he said.

"When I first met her, she didn't seem so bad," I replied.

"That's because a month ago she didn't think that she was the greatest thing that ever happened to the world just because she was dating Jared," he explained. I nodded.

"Where's Jake?" I asked. He shrugged.

"I dunno, probably on his way out."

Just then, Jacob walked out with a girl hanging on his arm. It looked like he was arguing with her. Quil snorted. "And believe it or not, that's Elizabeth's little sister. She has the biggest crush on Jake, no matter how many ways he turns the poor girl down. She's persistent, and he hates it. She's only and seventh grade and she thinks he's the greatest thing to ever be made into this world." I felt my mouth fall open.

This girl definitely didn't look like a seventh grader. Her body had curves in all the right places, and she had long flowing black hair and the same copper skin. Her eyes were a sparkly blue, like stars, and she was gorgeous.

Jacob spotted me, an apologetic look on his face. "Amber," he said politely. "I really have to go, my girlfriend is here." He pointed directly at me and her eyes narrowed into slits.

"Whatever," she growled, bumping past me hastily and sauntering towards Jared's van, in what I'm sure was a way that she thought was supposed to attractive, but it just made her look like she had a stick up her butt.

"The whole family is going to hate you now, huh?" Quil laughed. I rolled my eyes.

"Am I missing something?" Jacob asked, his arm snaking around my waste and kissing me softly on the lips. I grinned into the kiss, definitely wanting more, but remembering where we were.

"Oh nothing," Quil replied. "Except for the fact that Elizabeth was just chewing out your girlfriend and you weren't even here to protect her if any fists would have gone flyin'".

Jacob looked down at me, his face alarmed. "What did you do?" he asked incredulously.

"I almost hit her with my truck," I replied, before remembering just the reason I'd almost hit her.

Love. Love. Love.

Love. Love.

Love.

I sighed. "You want a ride Quil?" I asked. He grinned.

"That would be nice."

"You know the drill," I told him and he nodded, jumping in the bed of my truck and sitting down, so his legs were sprawled out in front of him.

I turned to slide into my truck, when Jacob pulled me back. "You aren't trying to murder people are you? We don't really want that now do we? How could I kiss you if you were in jail?" I grinned at him.

"You could help with the murders."


Again..I'm terribly sorry about the long wait. And I'm working on chapter 14 as we speak! Hope you liked..and if you care enough anymore I would enjoy a review. [: Thanks so much –Jenny.