Disclaimer: In the time I finished my last story and started this one I didn't have a freaky Friday moment with S. Meyer. In other words, I still don't own.
A special huge thank you to JaspersBella-Who gave the idea for this little story and continues to send ideas for it. I fluff you.
Thanks to IdreamofEddy who was the first to give us Peter and his knowing shit gift.
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I'm so sorry this took so long. Writer's Block was definitely not my friend and buried me completely.
A special thanks to Kim Ginsberg for cracking the flogger and getting me moving.
Also a special thanks to my beta emmzz75 for making this pretty.
A week after Bella's Birthday...
"Ugh...what does he see in that bitch?" I asked as I glared out the windshield at Bella and Jasper.
"Probably the same thing Edward saw," Jessica said, smacking her gum and making me want to punch her.
"That was a rhetorical question."
"What does that mean?" she asked.
"Seriously!" I replied, but then just held up my hand. "Never mind."
I didn't have it in me to deal with her idiocy today. I was annoyed and tired and just over Bella and her need to rub her relationships in everyone's faces. She'd done it with Edward and now she was doing it with Jasper. Then when I add in the way she spoke to me a few weeks ago, acting like she was better than everyone else, I was just done. She needed to be brought down a notch and if Mike got what I wanted him to, she would be.
I watched as the nerds, Angela and Ben, joined them and after a few minutes of talking Bella leaned up to kiss Jasper. I rolled my eyes and scoffed at the disgustingness. He used to be hot, but now not so much.
I turned away again and let my eyes trail over the parking lot, finally seeing Mike as he pulled to a stop in his space.
"Thank God," I said as I turned my car off and opened the door.
"What?" Jessica asked as she looked up.
"Mike's here," I answered as I climbed out of the car.
I heard her squeal as I shut the door and couldn't suppress my eye-roll. She wouldn't squeal like that if she knew where he was a few nights ago.
I bit back a smile and leaned against the trunk as I waited for Mike. I watched as he sauntered over to me, Tyler tagging along about midway. Tyler was a sweet guy, but Mike was stupid and would do what I told him to do. It's the only reason I let him have ten minutes of my time a couple nights a week.
"Hey baby," Jessica squealed and jumped at Mike as they stopped in front of us.
Rolling my eyes, I let them have there little sickly sweet lovey-dovey bullshit for a few seconds before I brought them back down to reality.
"Hey, did you get it?" I asked, ignoring the kiss on my cheek from Tyler as he leaned beside me.
"I did," Mike said with a smile, as he pulled his backpack around so he could dig inside.
From it he pulled out four small bottles and handed myself, Tyler, and Jessica one.
"This is it?" I asked because they were so little.
"Trust me, that is all we'll need. One would even be enough," Mike answered.
"So, when are we doing it?" Tyler asked.
"After gym," I said.
"Cool," Mike said with a grin.
I grinned back before I turned and started for the building. I tried to hide my smile as I walked by Bella, but I just couldn't. However, it slipped off my face quickly as a chill went down my spine. Glancing back over my shoulder, I found Jasper's eyes on me as he whispered something to Bella. As I went to turn back around she turned and looked at me as well, nodding her head.
I didn't like them talking about me and after today, maybe she'd think twice next time.
The bell rang at that moment, and the four of us rushed off to homeroom. The day seemed to drag on and on, before it was finally time to head to gym. Like the idiot she was, Jessica tried to question me about things, but I cut that shit off. If Bella or Angela overheard anything, we'd be screwed.
I was anxious all through the period and didn't care that I got a detention for not changing out. It was going to be worth it.
When Coach Clapp told everyone to go change, I pulled Jessica aside and whispered, "Hurry up and change and then leave the locker room. Wait a few seconds and then go back in and tell Angela that Ben needs her. Let her leave and then follow her out and meet me, Mike, and Tyler just outside the main door."
She nodded and rushed off as I walked outside and leaned against the building. Mike and Tyler joined me a few minutes later and then we waited for Jessica. It wasn't long before Angela came flying out of the door, not even looking our way as she headed toward the main building. Jessica appeared seconds later and I huddled them around me.
"As soon as she opens the door we throw it on her and take off. When you get near a trash can, get rid of your bottle and then meet me at the car," I said.
They nodded in understanding before we went back to waiting. A few others came out before I saw Bella through the small window. Thankfully, she was alone and not paying attention as she rummaged through her bag. She made it to the door and pushed it open and just like I had planned we all threw the contents of our bottles at her. The smell was instantaneous and I gagged at the stench, but I didn't let it deter me. Jerking Jessica's arm, I motioned for Mike and Tyler to go the other way before pulling her along. Just before I turned the corner of the building I glanced back and couldn't stop the laugh that burst out when I saw Bella gagging and trying to wipe the skunk smell off herself.
The first trashcan I came to, Jessica and I threw our bottles away and headed toward the parking lot. As soon as all four of us met at my car we separated and left school grounds, before anyone could point their fingers at us.
Jessica babbled the entire way to her house, but it didn't bother me as much as it usually did, since I was still flying high from what we'd done. As I dropped her off, reminded her to keep her mouth shut, and then went on to my house.
Mom wasn't home yet, so after grabbing a quick snack I went up to my room. Lying across my bed, I tried to imagine what Bella was doing right at that moment. My hope was that she was stinking up her nice new car and causing Jasper to run far away from the smell.
I don't remember falling asleep, but the next thing I knew my mom was yelling for me and after a quick glance at my alarm clock, I saw it was closing in on six. Pushing myself up, I climbed out of bed and went downstairs, finding mom in the kitchen.
"Hey mom," I said as I leaned against the counter beside her.
"Hey," she said. "I got a call from your school about an hour ago."
I tried to keep my face neutral, but I could feel the blood drain from my face as my stomach dropped. I knew that bitch would tell.
Keeping my voice as steady as I could and ready to deny everything, I asked, "Really? What about?"
Mom glanced up at me then and gave me a look before she asked, "Are you okay?"
"You look like you've seen a ghost and you're as pale as one. You aren't coming down with anything are you?"
"I'm fine," I said. "What was the call about?"
"Oh," she said. "Apparently, some little idiots thought it would be funny to make the school smell like Pepe Le Pew."
"Seriously?" I asked, as I breathed out a sigh of relief.
"Yes, and while I was in line at the Thriftway I overheard Deputy Marks telling the cashier that Chief Swan is fit to be tied. It seems Bella was the one to take the brunt of the prank when they threw the smell on her. Deputy Marks said she arrived at the station in tears and wouldn't come inside. Chief Swan had to go out there to even talk to her, but she couldn't tell him who did it."
"What do you think will happen to the ones that did it, you know if he ever finds out?" I asked.
"Well, according to Deputy Marks, if the culprits are caught they can be charged with not only vandalism, but also assault. Both are felonies and if they're over 18 that is something that will follow them around for the rest of their lives, you know once they got out of jail. They'd be lucky to even be accepted to a community college."
"Wow," I said.
"Yep, it's the price you pay for being stupid. This was a completely uncalled for attack because not only does Bella have to deal with this, but so does everyone else."
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"Because you might not get a spring break this year."
"Why? Are they trying to punish everyone hoping that the people who did it come forward?"
"No, the smell is throughout the whole school thanks to the ventilation system, so while they try and get rid of the smell the school is closed for a week. You'll have to make up those days somehow. It's either Spring Break or you go a week longer in the summer. There is going to be a vote later in the year."
"Well, then kids should think before they act. It's all fun and games until they ruin things for everyone else. Let this be a lesson to you, Lauren. And just a reminder that if I ever find out you did something like this, you won't like the consequences. Understand?"
"Yes, ma'am." I said.
"Good, now you didn't happen to see anything did you? I know you have gym with Bella."
"I do, but she was still in the locker room talking to Angela when I left."
"Okay, but if you hear anything you let me know, alright?"
"I will," I replied, but I was ready to be done with this conversation.
Thankfully, mom seemed to be on the same wavelength since she just nodded and asked, "Did you get your homework done?"
"I didn't have any," I answered, receiving yet another nod.
"Alright, well your dad will be home in a few minutes and I need to start dinner. I'll let you know when it's ready."
"Kay," I said before turning and heading upstairs.
Once I was in my room, I found my phone and saw Jessica had texted me 10 times in the last twenty minutes. I sent a text back, letting her know to keep her mouth shut, then I called Mike.
He was nervous that we'd be caught, but I told him no one saw us and they couldn't prove we did anything as long as no one talked, since he hadn't gotten the stuff from his parent's store. He finally seemed to calm down enough and we set up a meeting for the next night to have a little fun.
After hanging up with him, I sent a text to Tyler before setting my phone down. I knew I should probably feel bad about what we'd done, especially after talking to mom, but I just couldn't seem to find that particular emotion. Bella deserved exactly what she got and seeing her reaction was worth it. Plus, I had a whole unexpected week off from school and adding that into the equation meant my give a fuck button was officially broken.
A Week Later...
I can say without a shadow of doubt that I just had the best week ever.
First, we were still in the clear on anything implicating us. Second, Mike must have watched some porn or something because our meeting left me completely satisfied. And third, it looked like Bella wouldn't be coming back to school today like the rest of us. Jessica, Mike, Tyler, and I had been sitting here waiting to see her, but it was just a few minutes before the bell was due to ring, and she still hadn't arrived.
Angela and Ben were here, but no Bella.
I looked over to find Austin Marks, Ben's best friend and one of the most annoying guys I'd ever met, standing at the end of the picnic table we were occupying.
Rolling my eyes, I turned back to see Angela and Ben heading our way. I watched as they walked over, and smiled sweetly at Angela as she glared at me. She looked like she wanted to punch me, but being the goody two shoes she was she wouldn't dare. I tried to listen to what they were saying to Austin, but Jessica's obnoxious voice kept distracting me.
However, I did manage to hear Austin say, "that sucks," just before they walked off.
I waited until they were far enough away, then I turned to Austin and asked, "What sucks?"
"Bella and Jasper," he answered.
"What sucks about them other than his taste in girlfriends?" I asked.
"He broke up with her two days ago."
"Why?" Mike asked. "Could he not stand the smell?"
"Actually, Angela said they found something online that took the smell away that night. He broke up with her because he went back to Alice."
"Seriously?" I asked, as a giddy smile spread across my face.
"That's what Angela said."
I couldn't help but laugh at the news. It was the perfect end to an already perfect week.
"Did he leave town?" Jessica asked. "Or is Alice coming back?"
"I guess he left, but I'm not really sure," Austin said with a shrug.
"I actually hope he doesn't." I said, earning a glance from everyone. "I really hope Alice comes back and they rub it in Bella's face."
"That would be horrible," Jessica said, so I gave her a look that had her backpedaling. "But she deserves it."
Rolling my eyes, I turned back to Austin and asked, "What else did Angela say?"
"That was it," he said.
"Well, talk to her at lunch and find out more and let me know."
"Good," I said just as the bell rang.
The five of us went off to homeroom and I spent the day wondering what actually happened between Bella and Jasper. I saw Austin talking to Angela and Ben at lunch, but I didn't get a chance to speak to him about it, as we didn't have any classes together in the afternoon. Before I left school, I told Tyler to call him, and then to call me and let me know what he said.
Tyler promised he would and once I got home I waited and waited. Finally around five my phone rang.
Checking the caller ID, I saw it was Tyler and answered, "Finally."
"Sorry," he said.
"Whatever, tell me what Austin said."
He sighed, but I let it go so we could get to the juicy stuff.
"He said they broke up a few days ago. He told me that Alice called and apologized for doing what she did and told him that she missed him. She talked about their past and said she wanted him back. Jasper broke up with Bella and then left town. Emmett, Rosalie, and the two others left as well."
"Damn, while that would be a dick move toward anyone else, Bella did bring it on herself so I don't care. When is she coming back to school?"
"Austin didn't know, but Angela thinks a couple of days. He said Charlie was worried about her."
"Why? What is she doing?"
"Angela told Austin she isn't sleeping or eating much and that she's been waking up screaming."
"Pathetic," I said with a roll of my eyes. "You watch, she'll play the whoa is me card so everyone will feel sorry for her."
"Probably," Tyler said.
"LAUREN," Mom yelled from downstairs. "IT'S TIME TO EAT."
"I got to go," I said to Tyler.
"Okay, I'll see you tomorrow."
"Yeah," I hung up and headed downstairs.
All through dinner and the rest of the night, I wondered what Bella would be like when she came back to school.
Three and a half weeks later and the night before Halloween…
Bella Swan had taken a direct and complete plunge off the crazy cliff. From the time she came back to school until the moment Charlie pulled her out two weeks later, she'd done a complete 180 in how she acted.
Charlie drove her each day and picked her up in the afternoon. She didn't speak to anyone, not even to Angela and Ben, or the teachers. She sat in the back of the classroom and then out on the picnic tables at lunch, even if it was raining. She dressed in all black, kept her head down, and kept her hair covering her face. She made no acknowledgment that she heard anything said to her and believe me I tried to get a rise out of her.
All that could have been chalked up to her just trying to get sympathy from others, but it wasn't what made me realize she was on a fast track to a padded cell and a straight jacket. No, that happened about a week and a half ago.
Mike, Tyler, Jessica, and I thought she needed another prank. I was tired of the pitying stares everyone gave her and I just wanted something to make me laugh. With what we did, I expected her to freak out, but I was in no way prepared for her actual reaction and was glad Charlie decided to keep her out of school from then on because the bitch was crazy with a capital C.
It wasn't even that bad of a prank, we just thought that since Jasper seemed to have taken her heart we'd give her a new one.
Thanks to it being close to Halloween we were able to find a fake heart at the Dollar Tree in Port Angeles. Then we put a bloody coating on it and stuck it in her locker, before waiting down the hall to see what she would do. It looked real if you didn't pay too much attention to it, and my hope was she'd touch it first and the blood would do the trick.
She touched it all right and then proceeded to hold it in her hand for a few seconds before looking up at us and licking it. Jessica freaked and walked away, missing Bella wipe a hand across the back of her mouth smearing the blood across her cheek. She also missed Bella putting the heart in her bag and smiling this smile that had me taking a step back.
For the rest of the day every time I saw her she still had the blood on her face and this weird deranged grin, as she kept saying 'payback will come' over and over again. I was glad when Charlie finally came to pick her up early.
We hadn't seen her since, but according to Angela via Austin, Charlie was trying to find her a therapist, one she desperately needed.
"So, what do you guys think?" Austin asked, bringing me out of my thoughts and back to Tyler's basement where we were all hanging out.
"About what?" I asked, having not paid attention to anything for the last few minutes.
"Austin was saying how he's always wanted to see what the Cullen house looked like and suggested that since no one was living there now we should go check it out tomorrow night." Mike answered.
"Why?" I asked.
"Because it would be interesting," Austin replied.
"I think it would be cool," Tyler said.
"Me too," Mike agreed.
"Me three," Jessica said.
I rolled my eyes at her. Of course she'd agree, since Mike wanted to do it.
"Come on," Tyler said. "It could be fun and we can see if they've left anything behind."
I let them stew for a few minutes before rolling my eyes again. "Fine, but they better have left something good behind."
Tyler and Mike grinned, as Austin said, "Cool, we'll meet here at nine and drive over."
"I'll borrow dad's car so we can all ride together," Tyler said, to which Austin smiled.
They continued to talk, as I once again tuned them out. Tomorrow night was going to be so boring.
"It's so creepy looking," Jessica said as she gazed out of the car window towards the Cullen house as it came into view.
I watched her head turn from side to side, her eyes darting from the trees to the house and I smiled.
"Turn off your headlights," I said to Tyler.
"Why?" he asked.
"Because it will make it creepier," I answer, earning a glance from Jessica.
She was going to have to get over it or just be scared, because if I had to be here I was going to have fun.
Tyler did what I asked as we coasted into the Cullen's front yard. The house loomed in front of us, huge and dark, and although I'd never admit it out loud, even I thought it was intimidating. It did look like something out of a horror movie and I wouldn't want to live here if you paid me.
I could see where the interest lay in exploring it though and was the first to push my door open, climbing out. The others followed quickly and Jessica immediately latched onto Mike's arm.
"Don't worry baby, I'll protect you," he whispered, causing me to snort a laugh.
They both ignored me as Tyler asked, "What now?"
"Now," Austin answered, "We see if we can find a way in."
The five of us moved as a group up the front steps and tried the door, but of course it was locked. The garage doors were also closed, but we got lucky when we made it to the back door. It opened with a turn of the knob and we all piled into the kitchen; it was large and opened out into the living room.
As I looked around at the appliances on the counter and the furniture I couldn't help but whisper, "Did they not take anything?"
"Apparently not," Tyler whispered back as we moved further into the house and saw books and DVDs on the shelves.
"Are we sure they left?" Jessica whispered.
"Angela said they did," Austin whispered back, just as a loud thump came from upstairs.
"And Angela seems to have lied," I hissed.
"That was probably a cat or something," Austin said.
"Or someone," I replied back.
"If someone was here they'd have seen our lights and would have come down. Let's go up and see," he said, as he approached the stairs and started up them.
"No," I said, but he wasn't listening and continued up until I couldn't see him anymore.
Mike grinned before he and Jessica followed after him. I glanced at Tyler who just shrugged and followed them.
Pissed off, I walked over to the stairs and headed up them. As I made it to the second floor I glanced left and right and found the other four standing halfway down the hall, looking down.
Walking up behind them, I said, "What is it?"
They all turned to me with wide eyes and fear clearly written on their faces.
"What?" I asked.
They parted and I could see what had scared them. A few feet away, Emmett Cullen and the blonde woman that had come to town recently were lying in a pool of blood and both had their throats cut.
"What the fuck?" I whispered. "Are they…." I couldn't even finish the sentence, but they all knew what I was going to ask.
"Obviously," Austin said with a trembling voice. "All that blood, there is no way they could still be alive."
"We have to get out of here and tell someone," Jessica said and I couldn't agree more.
The others nodded in agreement as well and we all turned to leave only to be stopped by another sound coming from the room at the end of the hall.
At first, I couldn't make out anything other than whimpering, but then words and voices we all recognized came through loud and clear.
"No, no, please, we were friends," Angela cried. "Someone help me."
"Stop, Bella, I'm so sorry," Jasper said next.
Austin was moving before we could stop him and the rest of us stupidly followed. When we got to the door, the carnage that met our eyes had Jessica turning around and throwing up as I gagged and the guys whispered a quiet, "fuck".
There was blood everywhere and Bella was standing in the middle of it. At her feet lay, Angela, Ben, and the blonde guy I didn't know, all had their throats cut like Emmett and the other girl. Rosalie was lying on what looked like a desk, her body strapped to it so she couldn't move. She was sobbing and begging, but it was so quiet that I couldn't hear the words she was saying. And then there was Jasper, sitting with his back against the wall. His hands were behind his back and his eyes were on Bella as he pleaded for her to listen.
I could tell though that she was too far gone as she started to move around Rosalie, trailing a bloody knife along her body. Then she did something that scared me even more than she already was; she started to sing.
"Ring around the Rosie,
"Pocket full of Toesies,
"Slash her, Slash her,
"You can die now."
And as she sang the last line she stopped right by Rosalie's head, looked up at us, and without batting an eye slid the knife across Rosalie's neck. Blood flooded from the wound immediately and we all took an involuntary step back. It wasn't much, but it was enough to catch Bella's eye.
She stood to her full height and started to move around Rosalie's limp form, as Jasper looked over at us.
"Run," he said, drawing Bella's eyes to him.
"But they can't go," she said, glancing back at us and cocking her head to the side. "They hurt me too, with their words and their pranks. I have to pay them back somehow."
"Bella, baby, not like this," Jasper pleaded.
She reached out and gripped his hair, pulling his head back. "You don't get to call me that anymore." She said as she reached up with her other hand like she was going to slit his throat as well.
She hesitated though and Austin took that moment to rush forward.
"AUSTIN, DON'T-" Mike started, but it died off as Bella stood quickly and met Austin straight on.
He made some weird gurgling noise before dropping to his knees.
"Run," he said, clutching his stomach.
I watched as blood leaked from between his fingers and then felt a tugging on my arm.
"Come on, Lauren," Tyler said, pulling on me again.
"Don't go," Bella said, starting for us. "We haven't had fun yet."
"You're crazy," I whispered, backing up.
"I'm what everyone made me," she said, stepping closer.
"Lauren, come on," Tyler said, dragging me down the hall.
Bella followed slowly, her eyes locked on mine, with a freaky ass grin on her face.
Just as we made it to the stairs, the front door slammed open and I'd never been happier to see Chief Swan. He rushed up to where we were standing and came to a stop in front of us, causing Bella to stop.
"Bells," he said, holding his hands out. "Sweetheart, put down the knife."
"I can't, daddy," she said, turning the knife over and looking down at it. "Not until I show it to Lauren."
"Come on, Bella. I know you don't want to hurt them," he said, taking a step closer to her.
"I don't?" She questioned. "They've hurt me. They say things that aren't true, they throw things at me, and they stick things in my locker. They need to understand that they can't do that."
"I know sweetheart, but this isn't the way. You can't hurt people like this. Come on Bella, give me the knife and we'll get you some help." Chief Swan said, stepping even closer.
It was the wrong thing to say.
"I DON'T NEED THAT KIND OF HELP!" she screamed.
"Isabella, sweetheart," Chief Swan tried again.
"NO, I NEED TO MAKE THEM ALL PAY AND THEN I'LL BE FINE. THEY HAVE TO PAY!" she said, before rushing at us.
Chief Swan grabbed her and she struggled against him as he tried to grab the knife.
"You four run," he said as they fought.
He didn't have to tell any of us twice and we took off down the stairs. Racing out the front door, we quickly jumped in Tyler's car and he was turning around before we had the doors shut.
As we started to head down the driveway a police car came around the bend and pulled to a stop. Deputy Marks jumped out and came to Tyler's door.
"What's going on?" he asked.
"You have to help Chief Swan, Bella's gone crazy and they were fighting over a knife. She killed Austin." Mike said.
"What?" Deputy Marks asked as he looked toward the house. "You four stay here."
He took off running across the yard and disappeared inside. We sat in silence for a few minutes before Mike asked, "What should we do?"
"We need to leave," I said.
"He told us to stay here," Jessica said, wiping her tears away.
"Yeah, but what if Bella kills him too and then comes after us?" I asked. "She's lost it completely and I don't want to be around if she gets the upper hand. They know where we live and will come to us if they need anything."
"But-" Jessica started, but Mike cut her off.
"Lauren's right, Jessica. If Bella comes out of that door, we don't want to be here."
Jessica nodded as Tyler reached up to put the car in gear, however a loud whistle from the porch had all of us looking up.
We found Deputy Marks, perfectly intact and coming down the steps toward us.
"You four come with me," he said as he stopped by the passenger side door.
"What?" I asked.
"You four get out of the car and follow me," he said.
We looked at each other and then back at him but I had no plan of moving.
That was until he said, "Now," in a voice that left no room for argument.
Tyler turned the car off and hit the door lock, allowing us to open the doors and climb out.
"This way," Deputy Marks said motioning us to follow him.
We stayed in a tight group, huddling close together, as we walked behind him back across the yard and up the front porch steps. At the front door we stopped, but with a quick look behind him, we continued on.
As soon as we stepped through the door a light flared and there across the living room stood Emmett, Rosalie, Jasper, Bella, Austin, Angela, Ben, Chief Swan, and the other two; all very much alive.
"What the hell?" Mike said, glancing around and saying what I'm sure we were all thinking.
Chief Swan stepped forward and pointed toward the couches just in front of us as he said, "You four, sit down."
"Chief Swan, what is going on?" Tyler asked.
"Did I ask you to speak, son?" Chief Swan asked, but didn't wait for a reply. "I did not, so sit down."
We all moved slowly and sank down onto the couches as he walked to stand over us. My eyes trailed to Bella briefly, but it was enough to catch Jasper's arm firmly wrapped around her shoulders and a smug smile on her face.
"Now," Chief Swan said, drawing my eyes back to him. "What you four witnessed here tonight was a prank. One designed to make you see that the things you four find funny aren't that funny. It wasn't real, but it was intended to show you that some of the things you do can have serious and life-altering consequences.
"You all attacked my daughter and even though it didn't cause any lasting harm, it was still malicious and stupid. And instead of letting that be the end, you continue to make comments and do things that you shouldn't do.
"I know that at this age you think you are untouchable, and that the things you do won't have a lasting effect, but I'm here to tell you that things can happen that you don't expect. Things that you four are in no way prepared to handle or have on your conscious.
"My hope is that you have all learned a lesson tonight. But unfortunately, I have a feeling that what I just said will go in one ear and out the other, so I think you all need to understand that you can't get away with being bullies and hurting people.
"So, here is the deal. I could arrest you for assault and vandalism, but I'm not going to. I've already spoken to all of your parents, who are waiting at the station for us, and I've also spoken to the school. All have agreed about the punishment you will receive.
"For me, you will commit to doing five hours of community service every Saturday, until the first of the year, to making Forks a cleaner place to live."
"That's not fair," Jessica cried.
Chief Swan laughed before he said, "Not fair? How was it fair that Bella had to walk home from school because she couldn't get into her car without ruining it? How is it fair that once she made it home we had to stay somewhere else because the smell was too much to handle? How is it fair that she and the rest of the school have to miss their Spring Break or go an extra week in summer, when they didn't do anything wrong? It isn't fair, so don't sit there and proclaim that what I give you isn't fair because if you don't like it, I can always charge you with a crime. Also, if you think I'm not fair you really won't like what the school has decided."
"And that would be?" Tyler asked.
"All of you are suspended for a week. You also will not be allowed to participate in any school functions, including homecoming, prom, field trips, and graduation."
"That is crap," I said. "This is our senior year, you can't do that to us."
"I didn't do this to you. You four did this all on your own, and like I said, if you don't like it you can go to jail. It is your choice." Chief Swan said. "So, what will it be? Jail or taking your punishment without complaint?"
I opened my mouth to argue, but Tyler's hand clamped across it. "Shut up," he said, earning a glare from me.
He ignored it and turned to Chief Swan as he said, "We'll take our punishment."
"Good choice. Now, let's get you all to the station, I'm sure your parents are waiting to dole out their own punishments." Chief Swan said, standing up.
He motioned for us to do the same and I would have sat there longer if Tyler hadn't pulled me up. I jerked my arm away and hissed, "We are over."
Tyler opened his mouth to say something, but he never got the chance to say it because the blonde guy chose that moment to speak up. "Don't worry about it Tyler, you don't want Mike's sloppy seconds anyway."
"Shut up," I said just as Jessica said, "What does that mean?"
I glared at the guy, wondering how he knew. I didn't have a chance to try and talk my way out of it because he answered. "Oh, that means that your boyfriend and your best friend have been sneaking around behind your back."
Jessica looked from me to Mike and whispered, "Is that true?"
"No," I said immediately only for Mike to say, "I'm sorry," at the same time. Idiot.
I glanced quickly at Tyler and he gave me the most disgusted look I'd ever seen. I was about to try and once again deny it, when I felt a sharp sting across my cheek.
"You bitch," Jessica said, her hand raised and ready to hit me again.
I stepped forward to hit her back, but Chief Swan stepped in between us and said, "That's enough you two. Let's go."
Taking hold of our upper arms, he led us out of the house with Deputy Marks, leading Mike and Tyler. Chief Swan placed us in the back of his car and as he shut the door, it finally hit me just how screwed I was.
"I'm so screwed," I muttered to myself, knowing mom and dad were going to ground me until I went to college and only that if I was lucky.
"You would know about being screwed, you whore," Jessica said before attacking me.
I screamed for her to stop, but she kept trying to hit me and yelling at me.
"Seriously?" Chief Swan said as he started to get in up front. He stood back up and jerked my door open.
"Problem, Charlie?" Deputy Marks called as he pulled me from the car.
"Switch her with Tyler," he said, leading me over to the other car. "That way I don't have to listen to them screaming like banshees on the way to the station."
I glared at both of them as Tyler climbed out of the back and brushed by me. I jerked my arm away from Chief Swan's hold and plopped down in the seat, feeling pissed off. How dare he call me a banshee. I was so telling my dad.
Chief Swan slammed the door and said something I couldn't hear to Deputy Marks before walking back to his car. Deputy Marks got in front and started his car, waiting until Chief Swan had started down the driveway before pulling away from the house.
Just before we turned the first curve in the driveway, I glanced back and saw Bella and the others standing on the porch laughing. When she saw me looking, she lifted the bloody knife and waved it, to let me know that she'd officially paid me back.
"You aren't going to have a problem taking care of this, are you?" I asked as I glared at the tiny annoying woman.
"Of course not, they mean nothing to me."
"Good, I don't want to have to worry about watching my back."
"You just do what you need to do and I'll do what I need to do."
"You do that and I won't have to kill you either. Is the other one also in place?" I asked.
"Yes, but the chance to get to her might not be available."
"Well, we'll just take what we can get if that's the case and deal with the other later. You just be ready to go when I say."
So yeah, I think Lauren won't be a problem anymore, but as you can see they will have other things to worry about.
Up next: The first storm arrives-gather your supplies.