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Chapter one: Gravitational Pull
As I walked towards the high school through the pouring rain, I couldn't help but notice how dreary the school was on the res. After mom had married Charlie, she moved our strange little family to the other side of Forks so that we could be "one big happy family" and all live together. The only reason I actually agreed to this brilliant idea was because mom was seriously excited, and it was becoming extremely evident that the old house was just a painful reminder of dad rather than a home. I wasn't exactly the most popular kid in school back on res, anyway, so what the heck? It's not like I had anything to lose.
By the time I made it to homeroom my friends Jack, Lexi, and Danny were already there, laughing about another "that's what she said" joke Danny had made.
"Yo! Raindance!" Raindance had become my nickname around here for obvious reasons. I didn't mind it actually. Bella said it was kinda cool, and even mom called me that sometimes. Leah just thought it was stupid and racist, but hey, that's Leah.
"Seth!" Lexi ran up and hugged me as I made my way towards the group. Lexi was like our little sister. Spunky, clingy, annoying and…hot! Okay, so maybe sister is the wrong word for it, but still. "How's your mom and the Chief?"
"Did she take my advice on painting the kitchen orange?" Lexi was all over it when it came to anything that had to do with decorating, clothing, and style. Maybe she was more like our Alice. Yeah. Alice.
"Yes, yes. She loves it and I get a serving of vitamin c just looking at the cabinets." Lexi let out an embarrassingly loud snort as we all made pig jokes about her obnoxious laughter.
"Whateva. So did you hear about the new girl?" Lexi was also the town's biggest gossip.
"What new girl?"
"Danny! Have you been listening to a single word I've said all week?" As if to answer Lexi's question, Danny picked at his teeth then proceeded to chew on his finger nails.
"Ew!" Lexi said as she used me to shield her from Danny's disgusting habits. "You're lucky your girlfriend ain't here." I laughed. No offense to Danny, but his girlfriend was a freak. He was dating some Goth chick who had gotten snake bites over the weekend. She was nice though.
"At least he has a girlfriend. Veronica turned me down again."
"Awwww. Poor Jacky! You know, my matchmaking services are still available if you want them."
"That depends. Will you be my match?" That response got him a bitch slap across the face. Lexi had explicitly explained how she was not interested in any of us nor will she tolerate flirting, forwardness, or attempted inappropriate jokes and or touching when she met us. Good ol' friend girls. Can't live with 'em, cant kiss 'em.
When homeroom dismissed our group dispersed to our classes to endure yet another day of hell on earth. Also known as school. Spanish was as boring as ever, gym was too easy, math too complicated, and lunch…lunch wasn't too bad actually. I bought one of everything the cafeteria had to offer and headed over to our usual table. Lexi was dishing about the new girl who was apparently in her AP history class. She was also in Danny's math class, and Jack's woodshop class. Hm. A girl who took woodshop? There was probably no room in cooking.
"Hey! Don't be a sexist!" Lexi lectured me as her boyfriend Matt giggled.
"Did I say that out loud?" I said, almost absentmindedly. Lexi just glared at me and turned away. I shrugged it off and picked at the food on my plate.
"Dude, what's wrong?" Jack asked. "On any other day you would have scarfed all that down by now." He gestured towards my tray of half eaten food with his chin. I shrugged. It was weird. All day I had this strange feeling like something was pulling me in another direction. I could barely control where I was going this morning. Something was pulling me into the History room this morning, but when I poked my head to take a look, nothing really held my interest. But I had that feeling again, here in the lunch room. I resisted the urge to walk towards the cafeteria doors, but turned my head in hopes of finding some sort of explanation. Maybe someone had been carrying around a high-powered electro-magnet around school all day, and I had swallowed a watch during dinner. As farfetched as it seemed, Paul had done that a few days ago. He had also earned himself the nickname "Watch-dog" in the process.
As I turned towards the cafeteria's big double doors, the sound of stilettos against the linoleum floors rang in my ears, and the scent of vanilla soap and coconut shampoo found its way to my nose. But by the time my eyes made it to the doorway, whoever it was had vanished, and I was searching frantically around the room for what hoped was a mystery girl. Was this how Edward felt when her first smelt Bella? Or how Jake felt when he first saw Nessie? I remember seeing Jakes thoughts from the first time he phased after her birth. He told me about some sort of gravitational pull, but even after experiencing his own thoughts, I was still confused. He said I had to experience this myself, and that he thought it would be my turn soon. But that was three years ago. I'm seventeen now, and I've pretty much lost hope, which was unusual for me. But now, after feeling it for myself-as cheesy as it may sound-I believe again. My soul mate is somewhere in this school. And I'm going to find her.
Was this totally cheesy? I tried, but I don't really know Seth well enough to write about him. But my friend asked for it so I thought I'd give it a shot. This is for you Avani!!!!