Good Enough Chapter 2


I woke up with a frown on my face. Today was my first day at Forks High. I wasn't excited in the least. It would be just another school that was on the long list of schools that I'd attended during the years. Renee and I moved a lot before she met Phil, so I have been to about 7 schools. I had great grades, so I really wasn't worried about that. After I took a shower, I threw on some clothes that Renee bought me before I left and ran downstairs, tripping over air, most likely. Charlie caught me before I fell. "Hey Bells, still clumsy as ever, aren't you?" He chuckled. I've always been clumsy. I have a permanent spot at Forks General Hospital to prove it.

I scowled. "I'm so happy that you find my incoordination amusing." I remarked. I walked over to the stove and cooked some breakfast while Charlie read the newspaper. We ate in silence. It was a comfortable silence, unlike Renee and I's awkward silences. She always had to talk about something. Now that I think about it, I really do miss her.

"Bells, I haven't gotten the opportunity to get you a car, so Officer James will be taking you to school." Charlie said nonchalantly. "Dad, doesn't he have to go to work? He can't possibly have time to take me to school. I don't want to inconvenience anybody." I tried to convince him, but he didn't listen. He just kept nodding his head. "Bells, I asked him nicely, and he is already on his way, and you wouldn't want to give him more trouble." Charlie gave me a stern look, he meant business. My teenage self, however didn't really care.

I scoffed, and folded my arms against my chest. There was something about that James that frightened me. Why couldn't Charlie see that? I walked to the kitchen, made myself some coffee and ate some cereal. By the time I was done, James rang the doorbell. Charlie opened the door with a smile. James stood there with a grin on his face. A creepy grin that made the hairs on my neck stand up straight. His piercing blue eyes bothered me. I didn't like him at all, and I have a feeling that he noticed it as well.

He walked over to the dining table and I grabbed my bag. "Hey, you're up bright and early. I thought women take hours getting ready, putting on makeup and stuff." James said, rolling his eyes. I tried to smile. It came out more as a grimace, I could tell. "No, I'm not really into that stuff. I just threw on some clothes." I said, shrugging. James looked me over, and I felt his eyes stray to my chest. "Well, you look beautiful. Now, let's go before you're late for class." I rolled my eyes when he turned around. Like I gave a crap if I was late; no one would care anyway.

"Bye Ch-dad." I whispered, and he nodded. I still had problems with calling him dad, I only saw him for a couple weeks each year, and the rest of the year I called him Charlie around Renee. I walked outside, and was surprised to see that James didn't bring his police car. "I knew you wouldn't want to be driven to school in a police car. It wouldn't be cool, not to me anyway. I was a teenager once, too." He laughed. I raised my eyebrows. He didn't look that old; he looked like he could be in his early 20s. James could be ruggedly handsome if he shaved, I think.

"How old are you, anyway?" I asked curiously.

"I'm 24." He smiled at me, winking. What the hell is that supposed to mean?

"I was just curious, don't assume things." I replied. James looked at me strangely.

"Just what am I assuming?" he questioned with a smirk. I groaned. "You think I like you, don't you? That's what you're assuming."

James gave me an arrogant smirk and replied," I know you like me. Or at least, find me attractive. Do you find me attractive?" I banged my head on the car seat. I didn't answer him.

Soon enough I got to school and that was when James told me the grim news. "I have to pick you up from school too, you know. At least, until your dad gives you a car, but until then you're stuck with me." He smiled, and I knew he was up to something. He had a devious look in his eye.

"What do you want, James?" I asked. "A date. With you, preferably, tonight." I scoffed, and made my way to get out of the car. James tapped my shoulder, and had a pleading look on his face.

"It's just one date. It won't kill you. I like you. Who wouldn't? You're gorgeous." He said, and I rolled my eyes. But I couldn't hide the blush. "So you do find me attractive, huh? You're replying to my comment. I know you're a beautiful girl, who probably gets a ton of offers, and you're worried about my age, but please go out with me. It's nothing big, just dinner. You could get a car out of it… Think about it, ok?" James asked, and I felt bad.

He complimented me, and even though he seems like a creeper, he lost his wife, and he's Charlie's friend. James can't be that bad, plus I'd get a car as well, and I don't want to be driven to school…

"I'll think about it." I agreed. Then I walked off to class, with the conversation still stuck in my head. I looked at the sign. Forks High School, home of the Spartans. How wonderful to see yet another school try to assert its strength by using the Greek's enemy as a team name. I wonder how the Spartans would feel if they saw this.

A thin Asian boy came up to me with a goofy smile on his face. I think I could be friends with this kid. I need a friend around here. "Hey, I'm Eric. You must be Isabella Swan. You're the only new kid here in five years, so be afraid. People here aren't all that accepting of new kids." He said with a frown.

"I appreciate your honesty, Eric. Thanks. Don't worry; I'm used to being the new kid. Just show me the fortress of solitude, and I'll be alright." I chuckled. He led me inside, and I found my way to Government class.

After that, my day went smoothly. Until biology...that's when something weird happened. I sat at the desk, and suddenly I felt this wave of pain hit me. I felt hungry…no, bloodthirsty, even... I had no clue what prompted this. I grasped my throat because that was where the pain radiated from. Then I looked up. A pair of black, illuminating eyes stared back at me in loathing. What did I do? The eyes belonged to a handsome boy, no man. This man was beautiful. My teacher looked at him and said, "Jasper Hale, this is the new student, Isabella Swan. You'll be working with her for the remainder of the year." In response, Jasper sighed heavily. Was sitting next to me really that horrible?

Abruptly the pain stopped. Jasper sat down reluctantly and we did the worksheets that we were given. After the bell rang, Jasper was the first person out. Surely I couldn't have been that bad. He acted like I had the plague, and that pain…I don't wish to experience that again.

Finally, it was time to leave. And James would be the one picking me up…wonderful. I saw his car, and I walked to it slowly, taking my sweet time. "Hey there cuteness. How was your day?" He asked.

"It was fine." I said simply. James raised his eyebrows. "That's it? It's your first day at Forks High and you only give a three-word answer?" I laughed. "You make it sound interesting. It's actually not."

I got in the car, and he started it. "Well, have you considered going out with me?" I stared into his icy blue eyes, and answered him. "Yes, I have. And my answer is yes. I'll go out with you. But, I'll have you know, I'm doing this so I can get a car." He grinned happily.

"Well, then. I'll pick you up at 7."

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