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Chapter 13, part 1..


"Well Bella, you haven't changed a bit," Jacob looked me up and down as he spoke.

"What are you doing here Jacob?" I asked in the most menacing voice I could manage, covering up the memories flooding back into my mind.

"Oh I'm just sussing out the beach, seeing as I haven't been here for quite a while. I go to Hewitt Grammar now, so I'll be here on Saturday for the school surf competition.

Oh. Great. He'd joined the enemy team. This wasn't good for Sunshine Beach High, because, even if I did hate his guts, damn he was a good surfer.

"Too bad you'll come all this way just to lose," Edward spoke for the first time, and I was scared to hear the tone in his voice. Anger.

The whole time he'd been standing behind me, one hand resting on my waist, and the next thing I knew I was begin him. I had to take a step sideways to be able to see Jacob again.

"Oh yeah? And who are you to go challenging the best junior surfer on this side of the coast?"Jacob sneered.

"Edward Cullen." Edward simply stated.

I got a glimpse of Edward's face, and it wasn't good. I wasn't going to let him fight Jacob about something that happened two years ago. I stepped around Edward so I was standing fully in front of him again, and spoke to Jacob. "Yeah, that's right. He's Edward Cullen, and he's a better surfer than you ever were. And for the record, so am I."

I hadn't mentioned this before, but I was the female junior surfing champ on this side of the coast, and me and Jacob both knew I was better than him.

Jacob rolled his eyes while Edward looked down at me with wide eyes.

"I find that hard to believe," Jacob scoffed. "Why are you hanging out with this joker anyway?"

This was it. The first time these words were going to leave my mouth, and I was saying them to my ex-boyfriend whose guts I hated and hoped I would never see again. I took a deep breath.

"Edward is my boyfriend," I said with great confidence. The words came to me so naturally.

Jacob seemed to pause in shock for a second before saying "Well, I see you've done so well for yourself. I'm sure I'll see you both on Saturday, and you better watch out. That surf comp is mine!"

The way he said this was menacing, evil and horrifying. The way he looked at Edward scared me half to death. With a snort and a smirk, Jacob turned around and sauntered up the sand dunes.

I took a deep breath to collect myself as I tried to stop the silent tears from running down my face. I turned around and hid in Edward's bare chest as he wrapped his arms around me and began to comfort me.

"Trust me, if you weren't standing here, this conversation would have ended very differently."

"I'm glad it didn't end differently. I don't want you to get hurt over something that happened two years ago."

He didn't say anything back. All he did was tighten his arms around me as fresh tears began to run down my face.


The next day at school, the first thing I did was write my name down for the competition on Saturday. There was no way I was going to let some dirty, cheating, ignorant dip stick stop me from entering - and hopefully winning - a surf comp. I noticed Edward had already written his name down under the boy's division and my heart jumped when I remembered yesterday's events.

Today was Friday, so the competition was tomorrow, I realised. I let the sign-up pen drop as I felt familiar arms wrap around my waist.

"Hello," was all he said. After I'd finished crying on the beach yesterday, Edward had taken me home and we just watched TV in silence until 5 o'clock when my mother got home. I'd told Edward I wasn't ready to tell my mum about us yet, and he graciously accepted my request when he quickly covered up our situation with a 'group biology project' we were working on.

"Hey," I said as I turned around and hugged him. There was no one in the school corridor, but I guessed everyone knew by now since Alice officially knew about us last night. There was no way Alice could keep something like me and Edward finally being together under wraps.

"Let's go outside," Edward suggested unexpectedly, as he grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the door.

"Okay. . ." I replied, confused.

I almost exploded from laughing when we got outside and saw Jasper, Alice, Rose and even Emmett standing on the path next to the school car park. They all had fluoro green flippers on their feet, snorkels on their heads and colourful boogie boards under their arms. It was the funniest thing I had ever seen.

"We thought we would need as many people as possible to enter the surf competition tomorrow to make sure that idiot doesn't have any chance of even finishing in the top three tomorrow," Jasper said.

I kept laughing as I walked over to the group. Emmett threw his massive arms around my shoulders and lifted me up in a bear hug.

"Emmett . . . can't . . . breathe . . ." I managed to say.

"Aww, look at that. Sibling love!" Alice said.

I glared at Alice as Emmett set me down on the ground and smiled down at me.

"Are you seriously going to surf like that?" I asked Emmett. He'd entered the competition last year and came second . . . to Jacob.

"Hell no, we just wanted to make you laugh and feel better. You're my little sister and that's my job. I know Jacob is back in town and I'm going to make sure he never goes near you. He doesn't even deserve to even look at you after what happened," Emmett said.

I hugged him around the waist and he hugged me back gently. "You are the best big brother ever."

"I know," Emmett said, unashamed of his big-headedness. I laughed.