Sorry I haven't updated this in a while but…well, I'm sure most of you read my author's note. :D

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Whoa--Down With Webster

When I Grow Up-Mayday Parade

Chapter 9--Terrible Brother

"I am so freaking sleep deprived!" Emmett announced as he walked out of his room and into the kitchen. Yeah well join the club!

"I couldn't sleep at all-these freaking crickets are driving me insane!" I told him with wide eyes, glaring around the apartment. We did find a ton of them last night and got rid of them-but that's definitely not all. Not to mention Jake's been spazzing out about them since we got home.

"Morn'n guys," Jasper said brightly as he walked in, no dark circles under his eyes, a bright smile on his face, and neatly combed hair.

"Why the fuck aren't you irritated?" Emmett asked grumpily. Yeah. Why the fuck not?

"Earplugs?" Jasper said with a raised eyebrow.

Emmett and I looked at each other incredulously. Oh…my God.

"You have got to be kidding me Jasper!" I exclaimed. He'd been sleeping peacefully all night and didn't even tell us?!

"What? I thought you guys would've it out," he said with a shrug.

"You are a terrible brother," Emmett said decidedly, shaking his head.

"Oh shove it. Don't take out your anger on me," Jasper said with a roll of his eyes.

"You know, you're right. This isn't your fault. It's those witch triplets next door," he said decidedly. Am I the only sane one left? "They're going down," Emmett vowed before his head snapped to the left and he glared at…something. "Shut up!" he yelled, chucking his shoe at the couch.

"We can't do anything until after Dad's fund raiser," I reminded him. We should probably be going now.

"Good. We'll need to get supplies anyway."



"Do we always have to serve ridiculously rich people?" I asked as Rose, Alice, and I grabbed trays.

"Do you always have to complain about rich people?" Rose asked with a raised eyebrow. "I mean, we're not exactly struggling over here," she pointed out.

"You and Alice aren't," I corrected. "But you both have redeemed yourself by funding two thirds of the Kitty Jar-there goes half your riches already," I told them with a slight smirk.

"Oh suck it," Alice said as she walked passed me into the dining hall. As soon as the double doors swung closed behind her they slammed back open, Alice rushing in with her eyes wide. "Holy freaking shiz guys, you are not gonna believe this!" she said.

Rose and I shared a look. "Is Johnny Depp out there again? You know how good it was to see him last month," Rose said sarcastically as I snickered.

Alice narrowed her eyes at us. "That was an honest mistake-and you have to admit he really did kinda look like him," she defended.

"Sure, sure," I said, waving her off. "What's up?" I asked, getting back on track.

"You know our neighbors?" Alice asked meekly. My eyes almost bugged out of my head.

"No freaking way," Rose and I muttered at the same time, both of us looking through the small square window in the dining hall. And sure as shit there they were, their table close enough to the back to have a perfect view of the three of them, laughing and joking.

"Girls," Kate's voice suddenly snapped, making Rose and I jump away from the door. "Hurry up and start serving, the guests are getting antsy."

The three of us shared a look and walked out of the kitchen, not moving any farther than the doors. "Who's going to go over there?" I asked them.

"Not it!" Alice and Rose both yelped at the same time, earning a few stares.

"I hate you both," I muttered before making my usual lines in the back of the room, taking my time to make sure everyone got as many assorted cheese cubes as they wished. Then I was at their table. There were a few more people there now but I could only really look at the guy I met at the park. Why? Why did you have to be an asshole? We could've had something beautiful-and then BAM! My dream bubble burst into flames. Nice going Copper Top. "Hello, does anyone want any cheese cubes?" I asked the table pleasantly, trying not to really look at anywhere in particular.

"Hey, haven't we met before?" Copper Top asked, bringing my attention back to him. He looked even better than I last remembered.

"Um, I'm not sure," I said hesitantly as the entire table's attention turned to me. Wonderful.

"At the dog park?" he offered, almost hopefully.

"Oh yeah, Jake right?" I checked, remembering the dog's name.

The two guys around him burst out laughing-the same two that were at the party the other day. But one of them…the blonde one-he looked vaguely familiar now that I was closer to him. "Hear that Eddie, she remembers your dog," the big one asked, elbowing…Eddie in the ribs.

"No shit!" the blonde one burst out all of a sudden, his eyes wide as he looked at me. I just raised my eyebrows. "You were the waitress who told off Tanya last week!" he said, grinning widely.

I pursed my lips. "That blonde girl with the caviar?" I asked reluctantly.

The three of them burst out laughing. "Oh my God, when Jasper told me about that I couldn't believe it. But then Tanya comes up to us later and tells us about the whole thing. That's so freak'n hilarious! Man, I wish I hadn't missed that," the big one said. Alright, so now we have Eddie and Jasper. I guess it'll be good to know names…that could be good to know for later.

"Well, it was my pleasure," I said, bowing slightly. "It was nice meeting you," I said before turning towards the next table.

"Hey wait," a voice called as a chair scraped along the wood floors and a hand touched my elbow. I turned around to face Eddie…Jeez, that name just doesn't fit right.

"I never got your name," he said with a slight grin.

He's a dick, he's a dick, he's a dick, he's a-Oh hell! He can't possibly be that bad! "Bella," I said, grinning slightly-because I just couldn't help it.

"Edward," he said, offering his hand as a brilliant smile spread across his face. Edward. That fits so much better. I smiled and shook it, maybe holding on a bit to long, just kind of staring at him.

"Hey Edward! You can stop ogling the waitress and sit back down now," the bigger of the three of our neighbors called loudly.

Edward gave me a sheepish smile and dropped my hand, turning back around. "Seriously Emmett?!" I heard him grumble under his breath. Emmett! That's the last name we needed. Well this is just about to get interesting…

Okay, short. But I'm just trying to get updates in before tomorrow-cuz that means no computer for a week cuz I'm at my Dad's. Booooo!!!! Hissssss!!! It's so terrible.


They're going to figure out what's up pretty soon so the more reviews I get the faster I'll update!