Chapter VI

Bella's POV

"Well Hello, what can I do for you?" Asked the man behind the counter. He was sporting a leather jacket, worn cut-off jean shorts and a comb-over. Hot.

"I'm here to apply for a job. Can I have an application?" I asked sweetly while batting my eyelashes a little.

"No need honey, you're hired." I could feel my eyes widening.

"Just like that?" I asked.

"Yep. Just like that. Now tell Joe your name, age, and the days and hours you wanna work." Wow...this is extremely convenient.

"Bella Swan. 16. I can work Friday nights, and anytime on Saturdays and Sundays." Oh shit, maybe I should have left Friday nights open.

"Excellent. Well looks like I only need you Saturdays and Sundays from 11am- 5pm. Does that sound okay?" I smiled at him and nodded my head enthusiastically.

"That's completely perfect. Is there any kind of uniform I need to worry about?" I inquired.

"Nope. Just come as you are sweetie." Joe said, winking at me.

"Thank you so much. I'll see you on Saturday!"

I turned away from the counter and stared walking toward the heavy wood doors. When I was about half way there, the intercom came on and Joe's voice flooded through.

"Attention ALL Dirty Couch Music and Lit employees! Please turn your attention toward the girl in the navy skirt, white pumps, little white cardigan, pearls, and pigtails. Oh shit that's me! I froze and slowly turned around. Not only were the employee's staring at me but also the customers.

I smiled sheepishly as the announcement went on.

"This lovely lady is Bella. Please welcome her as she is the newest employee." With that, the announcement ceased. Oh god, my cheeks are probably so pink right now!

Two things then happened.

One, the customers all resumed looking through various books, music, t-shirts and other merchandise.

Two, a guy, an extremely cute guy,started walking toward me with a warm smile on his tanned faced. I smiled back at him. Oh my god Bella! Think cute, think fun, think flirty!

"Hey, I'm Paul. It's nice to meet you, Bella. When are you going be working?" He inquired when he was finally standing in front of me.

"It's nice to meet you too Paul. I'll be working Saturday and Sunday from 11am – 5pm." I said.

His face lit up when I told him this information.

"I work then too! I-" He was cut off when his name was called from the back of the store. He smiled sheepishly at me.

"Well, I have to go now but I'll see you this Saturday. Can I maybe get your number? He asked with a hopeful smile. I decided to turn on the charm.

I smiled flirtatiously and replied.

"Sure. Let me see your phone." I winked at him when he handed me his phone. I quickly punched my number in and handed his phone back to him. I didn't wait for his reply as I turned toward the exit and walked out the door, my peep-toe heels clacking on the pavement as I went.

As I kept walking toward the corner where I parked my car, I thought about the store that I was now employed at.

It's a decently large store but not large enough that it makes it feel cold and unwelcoming. In fact, it's the exact opposite. When you walk through the heavy wooden doors of DCML, you immediately see that it is split into two sections.

The first section you see is for music. To the left of the store you see rows and rows of music racks lining the walls and fill in the middle with not much room to weave through them. The types of music are labeled only by a long and thin piece of white plastic with chicken scratch handwriting identifying the genre and then with another piece of plastic that has the letter that the bands name starts with. Underneath the racks are shelves filled and overflowing with posters of movies, music, and other things.

On the walls above the racks, there are band t-shirts and tank tops all over.

On the right side of the store you see the glass counter which double as display cases, showing buttons, patches, popular and local music magazines and shirts with the stores logo on them.

The second part of the shop, located in the back part, is dedicated to books. All types of books sitting on book cases that stretch all the way to the ceiling with the rolling ladders attached to them. Each case has the genre of books written on the side of them.

I've been here so many times, I don't need to look at any of the labels to know where to find things. I thought as I climbed into the drivers seat. I turned on my iPod and switched it to shuffle and began my long drive back to Forks from Seattle. I must say that I am quite pleased with the songs my ipizzle is playing right now.

Nothing In This World – Paris Hilton

Beautifully – Jay Brannan

Signs – Snoop Dogg

Jennifer – The District

Change (In the House Of Flies) [Acoustic] - Deftones**

When I finally arrived home it was just getting dark outside and I saw my mom sitting in the living room watching some lame TV show.

"Hey mama." I said as I dropped my bag on the floor next to the entertainment center.

"Hi. Did you get the job sweetie?" She asked nicely. I smiled and replied.

"Yeah, I start this Saturday and I only have to work weekends from 11am to 5pm!" I told her excitedly.

She smiled but tuned me out once her show was back on. I rolled my eyes at her and made my way upstairs, barely noticing the stack of mail on the table beside the couch.

I immediately changed out of my clothes and into some pajamas and collapsed onto bed, completely exhausted. As I was falling asleep, I felt my phone start to vibrate. I reached over, grabbed it, and flipped it open.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow. ;) - Paul

Ooooh, looks like Edward might have some competition. Now... *hides behind corner, anticipating an attack of some sort.*

I know that it's taken me FOREVER to update, and there wasn't a letter in this on and it's short. BUT, I figured a short one was better than none.

I know you probably don't care but I'm going to tell you why I haven't updated in sooo long.

Reason one: My summer has been so fucking busy, I've barely slept.

Reason two: Summer Gym.

Reason three: My new boyfriend has been...distracting me.

Luckily, I only have two more days of Summer Gym to deal with so I SHOULD be updating more. OH! And there WILL be a letter in the next Chapter!

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