THE BEGINNING

CHAPTER 1 New Kids

It was the day before Spring Break. I kept begging Edward to finally change me, but nothing good ever came from it. I'd end up crying and Edward would wrap his arms around me, apologizing and telling me the same thing.

Edward arrived to pick me up that morning, and we were now speeding down the road to Forks High School. When we arrived we decided to head right in and find his family.

"Bella!" Alice came running up to me. "Rosalie and I are going shopping tomorrow in Seattle, you should come with us!"

I looked over where Rosalie was standing next to Emmet. She rolled her, but smiled slightly.

"Alice, you know how I feel about shopping," I sort of whined.

"Bella, c'mon! Please, for me and Rosalie?" Again I looked over at Rosalie, who seemed nicer to me, and she smiled and nodded.

"Well...fine." I paused as Alice hugged me tightly. "Alice...can't...breathe."

"Sorry," she said letting go of me. "But you're going? Yay! Wait, what's the catch?"

"You can't force me into any stores that I don't want to go into," I said raising an eyebrow. "And you can't buy me anything."

Alice just gaped at me. "I'm fine with the first part, but really, I can't buy you anything?"

"Nope, nada, nothing," I said smiling triumphantly.

"Fine." Alice grumbled, but looked at Rosalie with a gleam in her eye.

The first bell rang, and I went off to my first class. Not paying any attention to the teacher, just thinking about being changed.

Finally it was time to go to the next class. On my way to my next class, Alice appeared in front of me.

"Hey Bella. We're skipping class after lunch, it's blood-typing today." Alice smiled.

"Ah, hm, good idea. What are you guys doing?" I asked.

"Well, we're just going to go out to our cars until that class is over." she said adding emphasis to we're.

"Oh, my," I realized that they had brought three cars today. Meaning one for Alice and Jasper, Rosalie and Emmet, and Edward and...me?

Alice laughed and ran to her class just as the bell was about to ring.

I sighed and went to my Trig class, sitting next to Jessica.

"Hey Bella," Jessica said in a sugar coated voice. "I was just wondering if you could introduce me to the new kids..."

"What new kids? I haven't seen anyone," I said looking at her.

"Really? Well they were hanging by Edward and Rosalie before class. It was three girls and one boy," Jessica said smiling when she said "one boy".

"Huh. Well we'll go ask Edward to introduce us at lunch," I said.

"W-what? Ed-dward, but can't you introduce yourself and bring them to me?" She asked wide-eyed at the thought of Edward introducing us.

"That wouldn't be as simple as my plan, now would it?" I said smirking.

"Miss Swan, Miss Stanley? Do you have something you'd like to share with the class?" Our teacher asked.

"N-no," we both muttered.

"Then I suggest you both listen. Now, where was I...oh yes..." I blocked him out, thinking about the new kids.

Finally it was time for lunch. I found Jessica and we both walked over to wear Edward was waiting for me.

"Hey, can you introduce us to your guys' friends?" I asked Edward sweetly.

He sighed and smiled. "Of course. Right this way."

Edward led me and Jessica to his family's table, where the new kids were sitting.

"Bella, Jessica. I'd like to introduce to you the exchange students from England. This is Jasmine, Elle, Della and John. Tanya, Kate Della, John, this is my girlfriend Bella and her friend Jessica."

We all said hi to each other. I looked at each person. Jasmine had strawberry blonde hair, slender build and was inhumanly beautiful - almost as beautiful as Rosalie. Elle had brown straight hair, and looked delicate. Della had crazy curly black hair, pale and was slightly curvy. And John was stunning, but not as beautiful as Edward, blonde wavy hair, muscular build. Each was pale and inhumanly beautiful.

Jessica just stood staring at them in fascination. Her eyes kept glancing at John every few seconds.

"Bella, will you come with me to get my food?" Jessica said tugging my arm.

"Sure," I said following her.

"John, he-he's beautiful! I think he likes me, he couldn't take his eyes off of me," which was slightly true. "But something you need to be aware of was Jasmine seriously couldn't take her eyes off of Edward. I'd be careful if I were you."

I hadn't noticed that. I glanced over my shoulder at their table, and sure enough, the girl Jasmine was staring at Edward. But to my great delight, Edward was staring at me smirking.

"Don't worry, I will," I laughed then. "I may not be anywhere near as gorgeous as she is, but I'll keep him." I hope.

"Do you mind if I sit with you guys today?" Jessica asked suddenly.

"Uhm," I turning slightly to look at Edward. He nodded. "Sure."

Jessica jumped in excitement and we then headed back to their table. When we arrived, Jasmine was trying to get Edward's attention, by twirling her hair and just acting ditzy, while Edward stared at me. I tried to hold back a laugh while looking at her.

"Hey, I see you decided to join us today Jessica." Edward said winking at me.

"Uh, yeah. I haven't been hanging with Bella enough lately, so why not start now?" She laughed nervously.

"Right," Edward said putting his arm around my wait and hugging me close to him.

"Hey, Edward, could you help me with my biology homework after school? Like I could come over to your house or something," Jasmine smiled sweetly at him.

"How do you have homework if it's your first day?" Edward said sarcastically, making me giggle.

"Well maybe we could like hang out during Spring Break," Jasmine continued to flirt.

"Hey Jasmine, I was just wondering...why did you guys decide to come to school here on the day before Spring Break?"

I looked at Jessica before Jasmine got the chance to answer.

I whispered in her ear, "this is comical, she's acting like a total ditz."

All of a sudden Jasmine was glaring at me. I smiled sweetly at her, trying to look innocent.

"What did I say?" I said innocently. Edward poked my side, trying to hold back his own laughter.

"Well you could try and stop acting like an over-protective girlfriend," Jasmine growled.

"How am I being over-protective? And it's not your place to try and flirty with my boy friend," I said suddenly growing angry. "I don't know how you think you have the right to come here on your first day and throw yourself at every guy, just because you're beautiful!"

"I have every right because I'm beautiful!" she practically screamed at me.

That was the last straw. I couldn't hold it in any longer. I just started laughing hysterically while everyone kept looking back and forth from us looking shocked.

Once I'd stopped laughing as hard, I said, "someone thinks a little too highly of themselves, now don't they?"

It was then, that I realized that most of the people in the cafeteria were staring at us too, shocked. I looked at the clock and then at Edward.

"Looks like lunch is almost over, shall we go?" I said with a smirk.

Edward and I got up, from the table, followed by Jessica.

"Wow," she breathed. "I never knew you could do that. I never thought that'd happen!"

"Neither did I!" I said rolling my eyes smiling. "Hey, I'll see you after school."

Edward and I headed outside to his Volvo. He was still looking at me shocked.

"Are you just going to stare or say something?" I asked him impatiently.

"That. Was..." he stopped thinking for the right word.

"Unbelievable, amazing, shocking, hysterical, stupid...?" I guessed.

He laughed. "That was all of those! I seriously thought I'd never see that side of you."

I laughed with him, then grew serious. "Well, that shows that nothing is impossible."

Knowing where this was going, Edward looked at me and rolled his eyes. "Bella, I will not talk to you about this."

I looked in the rearview mirror, sensing someone was watching and listening. Was I right, there behind the car, was Jasmine. Apparently smirking and triumphant about us fighting.

I cleared my throat looking back at Edward. "Looks like someone is watching...and listening to us." I looked back again to find her still there.