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AN: Thank you to everyone who reviwed, story alerted and favorited.
To Avarenda: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Lol Yeah, there will be a lot of jealousy.
To SoapGirl21: Believe me, I am too. lol
To ashShadow50: Here it is. lol
To pizza girl: Here it is. lol
To zombieluvr: I agree. I wish there were more Tanya/Bella pairing. Maybe once the new movie comes out, more people will write about them. Lol I guess when you really like someone, you can't help but find some way to see them.
To Fridizh: I'm glad you like it. Having Jacob as competition for Tanya makes things more interesting. It will be funny seeing Jacob making fun of Tanya's age. Tanya was born around 1000AD. Can you imagine the fun Jake will be having? lol
I finished my school essay on Pearl Harbor and saved it. A part of me was astonished that we had to do that. We already covered Pearl Harbor during my middle school years. I turned the computer off and began reading 'Romeo + Juliet'. I know the basic concept but I haven't exactly read the whole thing, not until this class.
I kept rereading some parts, not understanding some of the language. I got some paper out and wrote down a few sentences that I would translate later on. After about an hour of reading, I set the book down. I walked to my computer and began working again.
I heard a knock on the door, "Come in." I said.
Charlie opened the door, "Hey Bells."
"Hi." I smiled.
"What are you working on?" He asked.
"Homework. I need to translate a few things from Romeo + Juliet." I said, typing.
He nodded, "Ah. You know never to do that, right?"
"What?" I asked.
"Give up your life for some guy or girl." He said.
I chuckled, "Don't worry."
"If they're gone, let them be." He said.
I chuckled, "That's not very romantic."
He stepped closer to me, "I don't want you to be romantic, you hear?"
I laughed, "Alright."
"I'll see you later." He said before closing the door.
As I was translating, my mind was on Biology. I was upset that I understood the work. It didn't give me an excuse to visit Miss Denali. If this keeps up, I might have to fake not understanding the material.
I shook my head and focused back on my work.
I spent the rest of the day bored out of my mind. I was laying on my bed listening to the radio. The next song that played was Romeo & Juliet by S.O.A.P. I laughed at the irony.
I decided to go to sleep early since I had nothing to do.
I awoke and ready. I was meeting Jake at the lake. I walked downstairs and saw Charlie drinking his coffee.
"Hey Bella. I won't be home until late." He said.
"Okay. I will leave your dinner in the oven." I said.
"Not with the oven on though, right?" He asked teasingly.
"Where are you headed to?" He asked.
"I'm meeting Jake at the lake." I said.
He nodded, "Nice. Well have enough fun for both of us."
I arrived where Jake told me to meet him but didn't see him. I turned off the ignition and stood out. I heard a muttered, 'boo' from behind me.
I turned and saw Jake smiling.
"Morning." He said.
I smiled, "Good morning."
"You ready?" He asked and I nodded my head.
He grabbed my hand and ran deeper into the trees, dragging me behind him.
"I thought we were going to the lake." I said.
"We are!" He said still dragging me.
He moved a huge branch that revealed the most beautiful sight I've ever seen.
The water was calm and looked so clean and fresh. The reflection of the mountain in the back reflected it.
"Come on." He said pulling me.
He jumped in, making a big splash. He then popped to the surface, his teeth chattering, his voice shaky and vapor coming out of his mouth, "C-c-come in B-B-Bella. The w-water is fine." He said, treading.
"Are you crazy, Jake?" I asked, incredulously.
"Come on!" He said.
"It's too cold!"
"No, it isn't. You have to move around and your body will heat up." He argued.
I didn't say anything.
"Either you come in or I drop you in." He said.
I narrowed my eyes, "You wouldn't dare." I said.
He started getting out of the water and I stopped him, "Okay! Okay! I'm going in!"
He got back into the water with a smile.
I crouched down and tested the temperature of the water. It was freezing! Hoping to somehow get out of this, I said, "Jake, I didn't bring extra clothes."
He laughed, "Way ahead of you Bella. I knew I'd have a heck of a time getting you in. So, I brought extra clothes for you."
My mouth hung open. He really thought this through.
He swam to the edge and grabbed my arm. Before I knew what was happening, I was yanked into the icy water. It was so painful; it felt like knives were stabbing me. I had a hard time breathing. When I did manage to clam my body down from the shock, I gave Jacob a glare.
"I'm sorry Bella. I just figured it would be less painful if you jumped in." He said.
"B-but I didn't j-jump –in! I was p-pulled!" I yelled.
Jake rolled his eyes, "Minor details."
I splashed a huge wave in his face and he looked shocked. His expression was priceless; I laughed.
"Two can play at that game." He splashed back and I splashed him again. We traded splashes for a while before we began swimming around.
We had a good time talking and laughing. After a few hours, we decided to get out and dry off. Jake gave me some clean clothes and I went to the woods to undress. His clothes were huge. I would have to go home to change.
Jake and I were seated on the couch watching Romeo + Juliet. He convinced me to watch it first and then read the play.
"I admire Romeo for his dedication and love." Jake said.
I looked at him, "He is a little young. I don't think he's had enough experience in life to know what true love is."
Jacob chuckled, "Fourteen is old enough, I believe. Plus, in that time, they were forced to be more mature. In this day and age, you can relax and hang back a little."
"You don't think Romeo and Juliet are a little…dramatic?" I asked.
He shrugged, "Maybe a little. Although, love does make you come undone, not yourself. Or maybe they are being dramatic because they are technically teenagers."
"Still…it is a little over the top." I said. I mentally scolded myself. Wasn't I acting the same way?
"You are telling me that you wouldn't do something crazy or stupid for love?" Jake asked, looking into my eyes. I received a shock when I realized something. There was something in his eyes that made me believe there was an underlined meaning. Did he still have a crush on me?
When I didn't answer he chuckled, "I thought so."
After Jake had dinner with Charlie and me, I decided to head to bed. I laid on my bed thinking. The story of Romeo and Juliet got me thinking. Was I in love with Miss Denali? Was it possible that love at first sight really did exist? Or was it just a huge crush? How would I establish the difference between the two? It would be very foolish of me to allow myself to fall in love with her. If by some long shot she had feelings for me, it would never work. She was much older than me, gorgeous; she could have anyone she wants, etc. There is no way it would happen. Yet, a part of me welcomed it, embraced it. I knew love wasn't a choice, quite the opposite.
I decided to look it up on the computer and see if there was anything that I could find that would tell me for sure if I really was in love.
I wasn't really surprised that I had found nothing. Falling in love is different for each individual. I switched the computer off and went to bed.
I watched Bella leave the shop and I leaned against the counter with a sigh. Kate, Irina, Carmen and Eleazar came running in.
"She is perfect for you!" Kate exclaimed.
I smiled at her. "I agree."
"Well at least you got to meet her. Tanya begged for us to not come out." Irina said bitterly.
"I didn't want to overwhelm her." I said.
"See, told you she wasn't embarrassed of us." Eleazar said to Irina.
"She did smell really good." Kate said.
My eyes narrowed, "You better have control, Kate, or I will never let you see her again."
"It was just a compliment." Kate said, holding up her hands.
"I have to say that I'm dying to meet your mate. You really are more than just head over heels for this woman." Carmen said.
"You will. I just have to win her heart first." I said.
"And tell her about vampires." Kate said.
"Yes, thank you." I said, irritated. I had dreaded telling her about that. How would she take it?
"She will be a lovely addition to the family." Carmen said.
"I really appreciate you guys being so supportive about this, despite her being human." I said.
Eleazar scoffed, "Are you joking? Carmen already wants to plan your and Bella's wedding."
"I said I would help." Carmen said, offended.
"I know it's a little early to be talking about this but you are not opposed to the idea of marrying Bella, are you?" Irina asked me.
I looked at her as if she grew two heads, "Of course not! I want to marry Bella someday."
"She's probably already planning the honeymoon!" Kate said.
Everyone laughed harder.
"Yeah, you are all very funny!" I said, embarrassed.
"Oh come on! Don't deny it. We all know you are." Irina said.
I rolled my eyes and walked away.
If you want to see the picture of the lake that I found, the link to it is on my profile. I don't own the picture, I just found it.