"What? Are you serious right now?"
"Yes. Paul wants to be your best man." Hannah said over the phone.
"Wait wait wait, but when did he tell you? Have you been seeing him?"
"I ran into him, while I went to eat at the diner last night. I was hungry, and I didn't want to wake my grandpa up by cooking. We talked, and well yeah he wants to be your best man."
Was she serious right now? Really!
"Hannah, listen to what you are saying right now. You want Paul, the guy who wants to steal you away from me, to be my best man? The best man holds on to the rings, goes with the groom for fittings and... and Paul is not going to be my best man! I already asked Jake to be my best man!" I was trying to control my anger as much as I could, but it was quickly getting to me.
"Well I already told Paul that it would be okay." Hannah said, I could tell she too was becoming upset.
I looked out the living room window, and watched Jake and Edward building a small stage. Alice and Bella were both looking around, moving their hands as if the were picturing where the decorations would hang.
"Then Pauls girlfriend should be your maid of honor." I said through gritted teeth.
"... WHAT! Are you crazy!" she screamed over phone.
"Its only fair." I said.
"But I can't stand Mayleen!" she complained.
"And I can't stand him!"
"But Mulan already has her dress." Hannah said.
"And so does Jake... I mean he has his tux... besides Mulan and Mayleen are twins, you won't even know the difference." I smiled to myself.
"Then my answer is also NO!"
"Look Hannah, I don't want to argue about this, we are getting married soon. And I don't want us to already be fighting. I love you, and I know you would want Paul to be at the wedding..." I sighed even louder. "And thats why I'm okay with him attending the wedding, if that makes you happy... but theirs no way he will be my best man."
I had a feeling that the only reason she wanted him to be my best man, was because that would secure his invitation.
"Really?" her voice sounded much calmer.
"Yes really. I understand that you care about him, but one thing I can tell you. Is that if he even thinks of trying to stop the marriage, I will not just stand there and do nothing about it." I said.
"I love you." she said
"Me too. I have to go, I'm helping everyone outside." I said.
"Okay. Talk to you tonight?" she asked.
I hung up and made my way outside, wondering if I was taking this a little way to easily then I should.
"Come on, hold it steady old man." I over hear Jake tell Edward.
"How big is your neck?" Edward asked Jake.
"I don't know, why?"
"I don't know how large the shock collar should be." Edward smirked.
I heard Emmett laugh. Much to my surprise even Jake chuckled.
"Hey Seth. Whats wrong? Is Hannah okay?" Bella asked, as I stepped outside.
"Yeah yeah, she's fine... she wants Paul to be my best man..." I said.
"What?" Everyone but Alice said at the same time.
The roof that the guys were tyring to raise, came crashing down, as they let go of it.
"Yeah." I nodded.
"Is she insane?" Bella asked. "Of course its not okay. Besides Jacob already has his suit."
"I said no."
"Of course you said no!" Bella said. "What in the world is that girl thinking?"
"But I told her, he could attend the wedding as a guest."
"What? Why?" Edward asked.
"Because... thats what she wants, and I care for what she wants. Besides I'll be the one marrying her that day, not him." I said smirking.
I looked over at Alice. She looked away from me.
I rested my hand over my heart, it was still beating fast. I had been so nervous to tell Seth, but now that he had agreed to it, my heart was beating in excitement.
I ran over to the kitchen and wrote grandpa a note, telling him I'd be home later. Just in case he beat me first. I took the set of keys he had left me at the front, and pushed them as far deep into my jeans pocket as I could.
Made sure the house was locked, and didn't miss a single other second to run over to La Push.
"So hows everything going?" Embry leaned against one of the trees around us.
"Fuzzy like one to?" he asked.
I nodded. "I just... I can't believe he got her in the end. I was pretty sure I had her in the bag already."
"I can't believe you're, and I quote in your own words: "Pussying out over a chick."
I smirked. "I guess Jake was right, when he said I had to meet that one girl."
Embry raised his head a little as he sniffed the air.
"What?" I asked, sniffing the air with him.
"Hannahs coming." he said, as I caught her scent.
Seconds later Hannah came to view.
"Hey guys." she said smiling.
"Hey Hannah." Embry said. "Paul I'll catch up with you later then."
"I ran all the way over." Hannah said breathing.
"Couldn't wait to see me huh?" I said smirking.
"Couldn't wait to tell you, what I have to tell you." she said smiling again.
"I told Seth about you becoming his best man."
"... what?" Did she really expect him to be okay with it?
"He said no." she said looking down.
"Oh." Of course I already knew he would say no.
"But he's okay with you attending the wedding." she jumped up and down before hugging me hard.
"What? seriously?" the words seemed to form hard.
"Yeah. Isn't that great!" she said happily.
"..Sure.. I guess." I really didn't know what to say.
"Your not happy?" she asked, her smile had faded.
I looked around and saw the guys sitting on the porch of Jakes house, they were playing with something.
"Lets go for a walk." I said.
"Okay.." she sounded confused.
We walked in silence for a long time. She had her hands in her jeans, her head was down.
When we finally reached view of my house, she stopped walking.
"Paul?" she asked.
"I just want to talk to you, in private." I said.
"I don't know if its a good idea to go in there." she said.
"I swear I just want to talk."
"..okay." she said biting on her lip.
I unlocked the door, and allowed her to step in first.
"Ladies first." I said.
She said thank you and stepped inside. Not moving another inch away from the door.
"You can sit down you know?" I said pointing to one of my chairs.
She nodded and walked over to it.
"Would you like anything to drink?"
She shook her head, so I joined her, sitting on the chair across from her.
"Well?" she asked.
I cleared my throat. "After you left the diner the other night.. a part of me honestly thought you would re think things. A part of me thought you were going to pick me."
"This is the way things have to be Paul." she said.
"Why? I know you love me, I know part of you still does. If you didn't, then you wouldn't have gone with me the other night. You wouldn't have ran all the way over here, to tell me Seth was okay with us being friends." I said.
"Well, he didn't exactly say friends..."
I smiled, and cut her off.
"Can you honestly tell me you don't love me anymore?"
She looked away.
"That's what I thought." I grabbed her hand. "You don't have to marry him Hannah."
"Yes I do... I accepted.. my family accepts our marriage. When I'm with him, I feel the bond we have. I feel my present and my future with him." her eyes were becoming teary.
"But your not with him right now... how do you feel?" I asked her.
"The way I feel right now, doesn't matter. Nor will it anymore, come my wedding day." she stood up, letting go of my hand.
"Yes it does Hannah. I can make you happy, I can be your best friend, your lover, your boyfriend... your husband. Lets run away together, we can both just leave it all and never look back." I knew that this was all a stupid fantasy, even if we did run away together, her family, and my pack would easily find us again.
"Just stop it Paul, Seth is my fiancee, I love him. And Mayleen is your girlfriend. This is the way things were mean't to be, and this is the way things will be." she said.
"But I don't love her! I love you." I pressed hard into her lips, kissing her.
She let my lips touch hers for a few seconds, before she pushed me away lightly.
"I do love you Paul-" a tear rolled down her cheek. "-but I made my choice." she said.
I let my head drop, a knot formed in my throat.
"Last time you said that, you picked me. And now your going against your word, and picking him." I said.
"I have to go." she said walking to the door, she stopped just at the door before leaving. "You are still invited to the wedding. It would be nice to see you there, even if it means that you choose for it, to be the last time I see you."
I didn't look up as I heard the door close... I couldn't believe I had just lost the girl I loved...
"Hey Emmett, Jacob and I are going to the city to pick up our tux. You want to come?"
"Nah it cool." I actually already have some plans." he said.
"Oh yeah? What are you going to do? Rock out for a little on your guitar?" I asked.
He was tying his shoe laces, we had gotten a lot done for the wedding outside.
Bella poped her head out from the door, she was inside cooking with Edward, to feed Jake and me.
"Emmett, its for you." she held out the phone. "Its Mulan."
"Tell her I'll call her back."
Bella nodded, and went back inside.
"Oh." I said grinning at him.
He rolled his eyes "It's not what you think."
"And exactly what am I thinking?" I asked as we both made our way inside the house.
"We're just friends." he said.
"For now... you know she likes you right?" I asked.
"Yeah... I mean she's a really cute and all... but.."
"But what?" I asked.
"Look-" he stopped walking. "My sister was lucky enough to find you. But Mulan just isn't ready for me." he said.
"Cocky much?" I asked.
"No, I mean. You know about us, you know about my family. How am I going to tell Mulan that I'm part vampire? That I drink animal blood from time to time. That I'm already my fathers age... that soon I'll be as old as my mom.. and even older then them. As far as she knows they eat botox for breakfast, lunch and dinner." he said.
I snickered at the last part. "Your mother accepted the family... you don't know.. maybe Mulan will be that girl.. if she really loves you, nothing else should matter. It's not like you won't be able to age with her." I said.
"Whoa whoa whoa man, I just want to date her, not marry her. Who said anything about growing old with anyone?" he asked.
"Hah! I knew it, you do like her." I said.
"Whatever." he said grinning.
Once inside Bella told me that lunch would be ready soon. I told her I was going to go take a quick shower in Hannahs bathroom, before coming down.
As I made my way up Hannahs room, I began kicking my shoes off. Entering Hannahs room I didn't notice Alice right away.
"AH!" I screamed as I saw her sitting on th bed. "You scared the hell outta me!"
She smirked and hopped off the bed. "Sit boy." she said pointing at the bed.
"I'm not a dog." I said pulling my shirt off, I threw it on the spot she wanted me to sit, before I made my way to the bathroom.
Before I could even reach the knob, she was already blocking the door with her body.
"What do you want?" I asked.
"I want to speak with you, regarding my niece." she said.
"Sit... boy." she said again.
"I'm not going to do anything, if you keep referring to me as a dog." I said.
"I... said... sit." she pushed me hard, until she sent me falling back into the bed.
I sat up and glared at her. "What do you want from me."
I jumped back, when she was suddenly by the bathroom, and now on top of me, she was sitting on my lap facing me. Her body felt extremly cold on me.
As she placed her hand on my chest, it left a burning cold feel, that I winced.
"Look mutt, I don't like you, and you don't like me. But I really need you to hear something." she said.
"Get off me." I warned her.
"Listen to me." she said
"I would really hate to have to explain to Edward and Bella, why I had to knock you out." I warned her again.
"Listen to me." her voice changed, it sounded pleading.
I stood quiet nd just stared at her.
"I am un clear as to exactly what will happen, since you always block what I can see. But I saw Hannah crying, I saw her hurting... but she had a smile on her face. I do not know what it means..." she said.
"But you can't see the future anymore." I said.
"Yes I can! I predicted the stocks!" she said.
I laughed. "No, Bella and Edward were being nice. They havent listened to your stock advice in a long time." I said.
She glared at me before huffing hard. "Fine... don't believe me. But if you get hurt, don't say I didn't warn you."
Before I could say anything else, she was already gone. Leaving her chill on my lap.