Ok this is finally started, I've been asked by a few people to make a Paul/Bella story so I gave it my best, this is my first story were Bella and Edward isn't together, I am a strict team Edward writer, but I didn't want to let anyone down, and I love trying new things, but writing this had caused me a lot of pain, I actually had to stop and read the last page of Breaking Dawn every few pages to stop me from crying or giving up. Well here we go, I hope you all like this.
As Jacob and I walked across the sandy shore of La Push's first beach I was calmly listening to the waves crushing against the sand.
We had just taken a break from the motorcycles, and was just spending time chatting, and relaxing.
"So when do you think it'll be done?" I asked.
Jacob shrugged easily.
"Probably a week." He said sounding care free.
I nodded in delight, I didn't have to wait to be reunited with Edward, well his voice at least.
Thinking his name had brought on a new round of stabs to my heart, and I gasped, struggling not to try to physically hold my heart into place.
"Bella are you alright?" Jacob asked concerned as he noticed my pained expression.
I went to reply, as I covered my agony when a group of guys came running down to us.
I recognized a couple of then Sam, Embry, and Quil. (I'm just going to say that Quil has already been turned.)
"Hey Jacob, Bella, nice to see you both." Sam said with a polite smile.
"Hey Sam." Jacob muttered, and looked down from Sam's intense gaze.
I looked at Jacob confused, but then to Sam with a small smile.
"Hi Sam."" I nodded to him, but I couldn't help but notice the others gawking at me curiously.
They all were shirtless, tan, short hair, tattoo's, muscular, and was all handsome in their own certain ways.
But the one closest to Sam had caught my attention.
The way he stood, tall dangerous looking, which had an intimidating effect. He was obviously the most handsome out of the guys, which had butterflies bouncing around in my belly.
I didn't understand what I was feeling, I haven't felt like this for months, I was so confused as to what I was feeling, I wasn't used to how it felt, so I ignored it and tried to suppress it.
The boy looked at me suddenly, trapping me, making me freeze in place, but no one seemed to notice.
Sam looked at me oblivious.
"Oh sorry Bella, I'd like you to meet the guys, this is Colin," (again pretend that he was turned before Jacob lol thanks) Sam said pointing to the boy that was tall, and gangly, he looked really young, about 13 looking.
Colin gave me a friendly nod.
"Brady," Sam went on pointing to a boy that like the others was well built, but he looked the same age as Colin, with an easy-going grin.
"Nice to meet you Bella." He said.
"Hi." I nodded.
"Also Jared." Sam said pointing to the boy with long rounded muscles, and had a reddish brown tint to his dark hair. His impish grin to me suggested that he was the joker, the clown in the group of them.
"Nice to meet you." I said with a smile.
"Nice to be met, hope we'll be seeing you around here more often." Jared said.
I grinned in amusement at that.
"And this is Paul." Sam said pointing to the guy that was, and still is staring at me. Paul had big brown eyes like mine, but in his eyes you could tell he had a temper. He was well built, almost as fit as Sam, but he had a lean type of body that made him look less burly then what he really was.
As I locked eyes with him for the first time I felt something close around me, it wasn't painful like I thought it would be, instead warmth began to wash through my body, changing it, making it new, and as it reached my heart, making it speed up, it felt like a million butterfly kisses swarmed around it, so soft, it tickled, and filled me with bliss, but as all of the feelings stopped my heart no longer torn in half, with millions of holes there was nothing but a pin prick left.
I had no idea what had just happened, all I could understand was the pain that had tortured me for months was all taped up together, but this what, when Edward had left he took half of my heart with him, so now what was my heart taped to, was it working all by its self?
Before I could think anymore of what had happened Sam brought me out of my thoughts.
"And I'm guessing that you have met Embry, and Quil." He said.
I nodded, as I slowly looked away from Paul's dark eyes, and to Sam's.
"Fuck." Paul hissed and began to run his fingers aggressively through his black short hair, and it looked like he was shaking.
"Paul what it is, calm down." Sam said seriously putting a hand on Paul's shoulder.
Paul glared harshly at him and at everything as he tried to get a grip on himself, and a muttered out a few words I couldn't hear.
When his words were out the others surprised me by busting out laughing.
Paul hissed at them in true anger.
"It's not funny, and this is not fucking happening." He almost growled in a hostile glare.
Jacob and I looked at each other nervously, half scared Paul might attack us or something.
Sam noticed and got serious.
"It's alright, Paul just has a bit of a temper." He said calmly.
"A bit." I muttered, but it appeared that they heard me, and that cause another fit of laughter.
Even Paul cracked a smirk at that, but he quickly covered it up, and glared at the others.
"So what the fuck am I supposed to do?" He hissed.
Most of them rolled their eyes at him, and the one named Jared whispered into his ear for a while.
Paul looked enraged, but after a moment or so he seemed to get calm, and a sarcastic sneer was carefully on his face as he looked at me.
"Don't tell me that you aren't." I heard Jared mutter to Paul.
Paul threw him a glare, and ignored him.
"So Bella, Jacob, would you like to hang out with us for the day, it would be fun to get to know each other a little better." Sam said hopefully, and Paul glared at him in horror.
I glanced at Paul in confusion, and slight nervousness.
"Don't worry about Paul, I don't think he would mind to much, would you Paul?" Colin asked with an amused smirk.
Paul turned his glare at him, but looked back to me, and was shocked to see his eyes soften a little.
"No." He spat, and looked away in reluctance, and annoyance.
I looked at Jacob slightly hopeful that he would say yes, I was curious about these guys.
"Sure sure." Jacob said unwillingly.
The guys all came closer to us, as if surrounding us, except for Paul that looked away from everyone, and out to the water.
"Well come on then." Brady grinned, and soon we all were running to keep up with the guys as they ran out into the water.
I didn't go into the water, but I took a seat on a fallen tree trunk and watched them wrestle, and do guy things.
Jacob threw his shirt off, and followed them in, and I could tell that he was starting to warm up to them, but made sure he mainly stayed closer to Quil and Embry.
I bit my lip as I watched Paul dive at Collin, his muscles flexed with his every move, saying that Paul was really attractive was an understatement.
But as they continued I noticed that Paul would glance over to me every few minutes, each time with a softer and softer expression, and it was obvious that he was showing off a lot as he jumped around with a playful smirk on his face.
After a while Brady stopped him, and gave him an elbow, and threw a look at me, then back to him.
Paul looked over to me, and back to Brady with a glare, but I saw slight nervousness dancing in his gorgeously brown eyes.
But after a while Paul began to march over to me with a hard expression.
My heart flew as he stood in front of me he sighed and took a seat.
I looked at him shyly, and curious as to what he wanted, and why he seemed so nervous.
"Hey, listen I'm sorry for losing my cool back there." He said after a pause.
He only came over to apologize, disappointment colored my mood as I stared back at him, but I held it from my expression and voice.
"That's ok." I said easily, it didn't seem possible to be actually mad at this guy; I shook that kind of thought away quickly.
Paul nodded slowly, his eyes looking over me closely.
"So what bring you here to La Push anyway?" Paul asked.
"Just hanging out with Jake." I said careful not to mention the bikes.
"You and Jacob are close huh?" He asked his eyes narrowing a little.
"He's my best friend." I said with a smile.
I was shocked as Paul mood turned and he was smirking at me with a smug grin.
"What, just friends, what's wrong babe, you the shy type?" Paul said wagging his brows at me.
I blushed at that in annoyance.
"No, I just don't think of him that way, and don't call me babe." I said frowning at him.
"Whatever you say sweet heart." Paul said with a smug sneer.
"Do. Not. Call. Me. That." I said gritting my teeth together in frustration.
Paul snickered at my blush.
"Oh, am I getting you a little mad sweet thang?" He wondered.
He was only doing this to annoy and it was working.
"Yeah you are kinda." I said glaring at him.
"You know you want this." Paul said flexing his muscles with a smirk.
I couldn't tell if I wanted to laugh or yell at him, but he was right about one thing, he was well built.
"You wish." I shot back in annoyance.
"Don't pretend you don't love it." He said smugly.
I blushed, but rolled my eyes.
"Oh sure." I said sarcastically.
Paul suddenly stood up, and before I could panic that I had made him leave he had me slung over his shoulder and he was running to the water.
I felt tingles as we touched dancing like fire across my skin, but instead of burning it felt like soft feather like touches.
"Put me down." I gasped as I tried to wiggle myself out of his grasp, but in all truth I didn't mind too much.
"Not a chance sweet heart, you need to let loose a little." Paul said and with a rough, yet gentle toss he launched me into the water.
Shock filled me, and annoyance as I raised to the surface.
I can't believe he just did that, he had guts that's for sure.
I glared at him as he stepped in and everyone laughed.
He smirked at me with a challenging look, as if he would be ready with something else if I tried to fight back, but I didn't care, this was my revenge.
With a playful smirk of my own I splashed him with a small laugh.
His grin widened, and soon we got into a splash war, that the others joined into.
It lasted for I know hours, and being that my only clothes I had were soaked when I got out I was freezing, but that had been the most fun I have had for a long time.
And what made me the most happy was that Paul and I really seemed to get along, when Colin had dunked me, by the time I came up coughing Paul had glared at him, and tackled him causing them both to disappear under that water.
After a while they both came up, Paul with a smug smirk, and Colin coughing with annoyance, but amusement dancing in his dark eyes.
"Shouldn't have messed with Bella." Embry had said, causing the others to erupt in laughter that I didn't understand, so I ignored it.
Paul glared at them all with narrowed eyes.
Jacob looked at me confused, but I shared the look with him, I had no idea what was up, but I went on walking out of the water with the others.
The sky had turned a dark grey color, and I remembered Charlie would be expecting me home in any minute.
"Well go get the wood for the fire." Embry said with a look to Jared.
Sam gave then a nod, and they both disappeared into the woods.
I watched as Colin, and Brady began to pull tree trunks over creating a large circle.
"Bella, Jacob, are you two staying for the bon fire party?" Sam asked hopeful.
"I am." Jacob said with an excited grin.
"I'll have to call Charlie." I said to Sam with a smile.
"Alright, I'll call him for you, Paul, Brady you go get the food ready from Emily." Sam said.
They both nodded, and after Paul threw me one last look he followed Brady away.
"Now, I'll go get the music, and call Charlie." Sam said and left Jacob and I alone.
I gingerly took a seat on one of the tree stumps that was set out.
Jacob sat down beside me.
"They are pretty cool aren't they?" I said with a grin.
Jacob smiled weakly.
"Who knew." Jacob agreed.
I looked at him noticing his slight bad mood painting his eyes.
"What is it?" I asked lowly after a pause.
Jacob sighed, and looked at me reluctantly.
"It's just that, well I noticed something." Jacob said with a frown.
"What?" I asked curiously.
"Paul has been acting weird." Jacob said narrowing his eyes a little.
I raised my brows at him curiously.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Well you see Paul is the tough guy, he has quite the reputation here, he's got this temper, it's kinda freaky, you know, he's the type to beat up the weak, and acts all bad, and better then a lot of people, and well he has been pretty…mellow today, well to you that is." Jacob said suspiciously.
I took in his words, but before I could reply Colin and Brady came over with impish grins.