I wanna, I wanna, I wanna touch you

You wanna touch me too

Everyday but all I have is time

Our love's the perfect crime

Groaning, I rolled over and pressed the snooze button on my alarm, shoving my face into the pillow and lifting the light blue blanket back over my head. Recalling what happened on the drive home yesterday, I buried myself deeper into the covers.

"Hey Bella, if you don't like Edward... then who do you like?" Tanya asked me, just as I was reaching for the door handle.

"What do you mean?"

"Well, after you left the Cullen's house your face was all pink and you looked all happy and everything. I'm not an idiot, obviously whoever you like must have been in there. Therefor, you must have a crush on one of the Cullen's! So, is it Alice?"

"What?No way! Alice is my friend! Sometimes I even forget Alice is a guy. How could I like him?"

"Hmm... then is it the dad, Carlisle?"

"No! I've never even met him before!"

"Well then... could it be Esme?OMG your a lesbian?! Ewwwwww!"

"NO. I'm not a lesbian and I haven't met her either." I said, starting to get annoyed.

"Then it must be Jacob!" Tanya said, putting her hand on my shoulder "Actually you guys would kinda make a good couple..." she thought, getting a distant look on her face as if she was imaging us together.

"No its not Jacob!" I said, my face getting hot.

"See your face is getting red! Are you in love with him?"

"No, really I'm not!" I said, taking her hand off my shoulder.

"Then, its not Alice, Carlisle, Esme or Jacob... then that only leaves Edward! You better not be in love with him! So I was right! You are trying to seduce him! Your such a-"

"No, no, no I don't like Edward.... you were right, its... um... Jacob!" I told her, opening the car door. "I've got to go, bye!"

"Hey, don't think this conversation is over! We'll be continuing this talk tomorrow!" she yelled at me as I slammed the car door.

"Oh god, why did I tell her that?" I said to myself, lifting off the covers and getting out of the bed. After taking my usual ten minute shower, I put on some black sweatpants, sneakers, and a dark purple long-sleeve shirt, quickly running a comb through my damp short hair before I jogged down the stairs. Gazing at the clock in the kitchen, I saw that for once I wasn't running late.

"Hey, Bells." Charlie said, a spoon of cereal halfway to his mouth. "You actually got out of bed this morning, why don't you sit down and have some breakfast?" He said, pulling out the chair next to him.

"Sure Dad." I said, sitting down and pouring some cereal in the bowl Charlie set down for me. As I reached for the milk I noticed that Charlie was staring at me in a weird way.

"What?" I asked him, pouring the milk over my lucky charms.

"I just noticed- your hairs short."

"Yea, my friend Alice cut it for me."

"Hm, looks good." He said, nodding his head. "Also, Its just that... I feel like we haven't been talking that much recently." He said, putting down his spoon "So... hows life?"

"Crazy. But, also interesting." I said, giving him a smile. "Sorry that we haven't been hanging out as much, I've just been really busy recently. Hey, can we play football after school?"

"Sure, Bella. Sounds good."

After shoveling in the rest of the cereal, I threw the empty bowl into the sink and ran to the front door, taking my jacket out of the closet and snatching my backpack off of the couch.

"See ya!" I yelled to Charlie, closing the front door behind me. As I walked to my Chevy, I slipped on my heavy jacket and pulled up the hood as the cold wind blew back my wet hair, causing me to shiver uncontrollably. As I opened the car door and settled into the comfy worn-in seat, I quickly put the keys into the ignition and turned on the heat.

"Good morning, Bella."

"GAH!" I shouted, slamming myself into the car door.

"Jeez, no need to over react. Its just me."

"What the hell Tanya?!" I exclaimed, shocked to find her sitting in the passenger seat. "Why the fuck are you in my car? How did you even get in?!

"I have my ways," She said, tossing her long blonde hair over her shoulder and lazily placing her feet on the dashboard, "I'm here because I wanted to have a chat with you."

"You are really starting to creep me out." I said, eying her dirty boots in annoyance "And can you get your feet off of the dashboard?"

"Ugh, fine." Tanya said, taking her feet off, "Now drive."

"Excuse me?"


"Uh... okay." I said, pulling out of the driveway and heading towards school. "Wait, why am I listening to you? And why are you in my car?!"

"I said I wanted to have a chat with you. Now, listen- I have been thinking about our conversation yesterday, and I think we should form an alliance."


"Even though hanging around you would tarnish my image and would be quite un-enjoyable, I have no choice. I must have Edward."

"Um... excuse me?"

"You still don't get it?" She said, rolling her eyes "I'm saying that we should work together to get the Cullen brothers to fall in love with us. You get Jacob, and I'll take Edward."

"Huh?! No way! What kind of messed up idea is that?"

"Why would you have a problem with it?" She said, eying me suspiciously "Don't you like Jacob?"

"Uh... yes?"

"Then lets form an alliance! If we do, we both get what we want."

"Yea, but I mean..."

"Bella! You'll only manage to snag Jacob if you have my help. And trust me, you need my help." She said, looking over my outfit. "Now, lets shake on it." She said, sticking out her hand.

"Er... okay." I said timidly, holding out my hand and grimacing as she roughly grabbed it and rapidly shook it up and down.

Oh, shit. What have I gotten myself into?