"Sophia!" Emily yelled, from the bottom of the stairs. I sprinted to the top of the stairs, "Yes?" I asked.
"Almost ready?" Emily asked impatiently.
"If I have to be."
"Fine." I grabbed my purse, my last suitcase, and walked downstairs out to the car. "Im gonna miss this place." I said. I was gonna miss three stories of memories, the big window in the living room thats looks out to the front yard, the yellow tile floors of the bathroom and kitchen, the tree in the front yard that I always read under, everything. I turned around and got in the passenger seat, joining a patiently waiting Emily.
"You act like you never coming back!" she said.
"It feels like it." I grumble under my breath. I kept my eyes on my house as she turned on the car and drove off.
"How long did you say it would take?" I said quietly.
"Um, about thirteen hours and two minutes."
"From Wolf Creek, Montana to La Push?"
"Dont get to excited now!" I rolled my eyes and turned on my iPod; i fell asleep quickly.
A few hours later
My eyes slowly fluttered open, I let out a sigh and turned my head to the left; i was alone in Emily's car. i sat up rubbed my face and sat that Emily was inside the gas station, and the car was parked next to a gas pump.
"Hey sleepy head." she said getting in the car.
"Hi, how long was I asleep for?"
"Hmm, i'd say about six hours."
"Seven more to go."
"If your hungry we could stop somewhere." My stomach growled mid-sentence. "I take that as a 'yes'."
"What's around here?"
"Uh, Mc Donalds."
"Friday's, Wendy's, Arby's, Taco Bell-" I cut her off.
"Can we get Taco Bell?"
"Sure." she said with a smile. I got comfy in my chair again and rested my head backwards. I closed my eyes for a second; I thought.
"Hey." Emily said shaking me.
"What do you want from T.B?" she said with a laugh.
"A few soft taco supremes, a strawberry fruitista, and cinimon twists."
"Man, you must be tired."
"I don't understand why though, it's not like Ididn't get any sleep last night."
"It's been a long day."
"Yeah, I guess you're right."
We pulled up, she ordered, we pulled in a parking spot and ate; we went inside to use the bathroom, then continued driving.
"Where are we?" I asked looking out the window.
"We're almost about to cross the border from Montana to Washington."
"Ok. It's seems, like times flying by." I said excitedly.
"That, you sound excited about."
"It's not that i don't wanna be in a car with you, I just wanna get out of the car already."
"It's okay, I gret it." I sighed in defeat.
"What about him?"
"You guys are..."
"Ok." i said nodding. "How long?"
"About, two and a half months."
"Of mine? No, not yet."
"How many do you want?"
"I guess two or three, maybe."
"Your turn. Boyfriend?"
"I've had many offers, but most were not good people, and the others were friends, but Ididnt want to ruin a perfectly good friendship."
"Do you have any pets?"
"You have no idea." she said laughing like it was an inside joke.
"Yes, I have a dog."
"What's it's name?"
"I always like that name."
"What kind is it?"
"He's a mix of Labrador Retriever, and Siberian Husky."
"Awwww! How cute, i can't wait to meet him."
"Yeah, he can be a handfull sometimes."
"I bet. Is he a puppy?"
"Double aww!" she laughed.
we went the rest of the way talking about things, and as soon as we realized it, we were there. I looked out the window, at the house. It was small, cute, and had that rare cozy homeey feeling. i opened my door grabbed my bags and followed Emily inside.
"I can deffinately live here!" i said with inthusiasm.
"Glad, you like it."
"Your house has the same homeey feeling that mine does. The feeling that makes me relax, and have fun, and be creative."
"People, always say that."
"Where should i put my bags?"
"I'll show you to your room." she headed upstairs and I followed. She went to the first door on the left; opened it and we walked in. There were two windows in my room, one looking out to the front of the house and yard, and the second to the side of the house. The walla were a light tan and there was a computer desk on the left wall, with a computer. The bed had tan and white sheets and blankets on it. There was a blanket over the comforter that had three big wolves on it; one dark grey one in the front, and brown-ish one to the left of it, and a light grey one on the other side of the darg grey one. I heard the door downstairs open and close.
"Emily?" a deep man's voice called.
"Um here." she chimed. a few second later a man walked in my door; half naked.
"Hi." he said.
"Hi." i replied.
"Sam, this is Sophia, Sophia this is Sam."
"So this is him." i said. he gaves us a curious look.
"I've heard so much about you, i can't wait to get to know you."
"Where's Elijah?" I asked.
"We, just got back from our walk, he's getting a drink. I head light thuds on the stairs, getting closer and closer. A dark tan puppt with white paws, and a white tip on his tail came wagging in.
"Hi, little puppy." I said bending down and petting him. he licked me and pushed me back, I fell on my butt; I started laughing. He was wagging his tail so much I thought his little butt was gonna fall off!
"He's so adorable." I said to Emily. After he calmed down he layed down in my lap and I rubbed his belly. Then he closed his eyes and started to snore a little. Emily llaughed at him.
"Well, we'll leave you to get unpacked and settled in." Emily said and she and Sam left. I moved the sleeping puppy from my lap and put him on my bed. I opened my suitcases and put all my clothes away; it had taken me about an hour maybe a little longer, there was a knock on my door.
"Yes?" I asked.
"May I come in?" Emily asked through the door.
"Yeah." she walked in.
"I just wanted to see if you wanted to go out? Maybe go shopping, me and Sam have a few things to get, and maybe get something for dinner later?"
"Yeah, sounds fun."
"Okay, well get ready were gonna leave in a half hour, okay?"
"Yeah." i said and she left.
I looked in the mirror that was hanging on the top of my dresser. My hair was cute, long, straight and flowing, dark brown practically black, with my pink and purple streaks. My shirt was still cute, all black, but the front and back had rips and slits all over it and there was a white shirt attached to it underneath. My shorts were good still too, not too short, not too long, had a few rips in them, dark blue, and plus, they made my butt look good and showed off my few curves! I went in my closet and grabbed a pair of flip flops. i flopped downstairs and sat on the couch waiting. A few minutes later, Emily and Sam walked in smiling.
"We ready?" she asked.
"Yup." I stood up and we left. This time we took Sam's car; a 2010 Infiniti GT-R. in silver.
"Nice car!" I said.
"Thanks." Sam said and we got in. We drove around for awhile. We stopped at a plaza, it was kinda like an outlet mall where all the stores are outside and connected, but it looked a little different. He packed the car and we got out.
"I don't want to baby you, so you can go off and shop wherever you want, we'll be in Target." Emily said with a smile.
"Ok." I said and turned to walk away, when Sam said:
"Wait." he reached in his pocket and pulled out a 50 dollar bill; he handed it to me. "Here."
"I can't take that."
"Yes, you can. Just think of it as your allowance." I looked at Emily, she nodded so I took the money and walked away smiling. I walked around trying to find a store to go in; someone in the corner of my eye caught me off guard. He was tall, naturally tan, black hair, and had a dog tag on, or at least that's what it looked like. He was with some other guys, they looked like they were brothers! They all had the same natural tanness, black short straight hair, but only a few had the necklaces on. He kept starring at me, they tried to get him to look away, but he just stood there smiling. I gave a quick smile then walked in the closest store, which was a Bed Bath and Beyond. I walked around just looking, not really interested in buying anything. I saw one of his friends walk though the automatic doors. I went to the bedroom section and tried to hide behind a bed and some curtains, but it didn't work out that great.
"Need some help?" someone asked. I peeked out and saw one of his friends.
"Well I'm Seth, by the way."
"I've never seen you around, you new here?"
"Yeah, I just moved here for the summer, got here a few hours ago. I'm staying with my aunt and her fiancé."
"Cool, cool. Well hope to see you around." he said and smiled.
"Yeah, yeah you too." I said with a smile. I looked down for a second then walked around him and left the store. I definitely felt something! We had a connection and I knew we both felt it. I saw a borders and went inside. I found three fiction/teen/fantasy books, a book full of a million different puzzles, and a cook book. I had all my books in my hand and they weren't that light. I turned the corner to walk towards the checkout when someone bumped into me. My books fell out of my hands and I fell to the ground.
"Ugh." I said when my butt hit the floor
"Oh my god, I'm so sorry!" a deep voice said. I looked up and it was the creeper from outside.
"Don't worry about it." I said. He held out his hand and helped me, then grabbed my books off the floor. "Thanks." I said with a smile, he was cute too!
"I'm Jacob, by the way."
So, I've heard, "Thanks." we stood there, I had to break the awkward silence. "Well, I should go pay for these." I said and walked towards the checkout; he walked with me.
"You don't have to."
"Are you suggesting I steal, Jacob?" it sounded weird to say his name.
"Maybe, or you could let me buy them."
"I just met you, why would you buy stuff for a complete stranger?"
"You're not a complete stranger, I know your name, and plus your pretty."
"Well, thank you."
"I still don't know if I can let you buy all this though." we reached the counter, I put my books up there, the lady rang them up and gave me a total, $32.95. I reached in my purse to get my money, but when I looked up she handing Jacob back his change. Jacob handed me the bag, after the lady gave it to him.
"Why'd you do that?" I asked him.
"It was the least I could do."
"The least? The least you could've done was say sorry and then a step up from that would be to buy me a coffee or something like that from the café, not spend $30.00, on me."
"What can I say, I'm a nice guy."
"I'll say." I mumbled.
"What was that?" he asked even though he knew he heard me.
"Nothing, um I should get going, I have to meet up with my aunt she told me an hour, it's been about an hour."
"So, see you around."
"Yeah, sure." I smiled then left the store. I walked into target and saw Emily and Sam in the Starbucks connected to it. I waved to Emily and got in line to get a drink. I paid then sat down at their table.
"So, spend all your money yet?" Emily asked.
"What? How much?"
"But you have a bag with you."
"Someone else bought them for me. This guy bumped into me and he said he'd buy it, I kept telling him no, but I guess he doesn't know what no means."
"Was he cute?" Emily asked with a smile.
"Mmm, I guess." I said and took a sip of my drink.
"Someone's got a crush." Emily teased, I blushed a little.
"His friend was cute too."
"Two, in one hour!" Emily said with an unbelievable laugh at the end.
"I guess you could say that."
"Which is cuter?"
"Hard to decide. They look like they could be brothers! Naturally tan, tall, black short hair, and they both had tog tag's on." Emily and Sam gave each other a quick look.
"Nice." Emily said nodding.
"So whats next on the agenda?" I asked.
"You wanna do some more shopping?"
"We don't have to."
"It's cool, actually I think I'm gonna hit the food court, I really want Sbarro. Do they have that here?"
"Yes." Sam answered with a smile.
"Cool, so you wanna meet at the car in two hours?"
"Sounds good." Sam said. I took a sip, smiled and walked out. I walked around trying to find the food court, I saw Seth sitting on a bench a few stores down, I walked over to him.
"Hey." I said.
"Hi." he said smiling.
"Do you think you could show me where the food court is?"
"Sure, if you don't mind I'll join you." he said this with a hint of a question mark in his voice.
"I'd like that." I said with a smile, he smiled back and stood up. I looked around his neck, "Whats with the dog tag?"
"Oh," he looked down and grabbed it, "We get them when we…become of age."
"The members of the tribe."
"I'm part and I've never gotten one."
"It's given to certain members."
"And the one's who…-there's the food court." What was he going to say?
"Ok, what are you going to get?" I asked when we walked inside.
"I don't know yet, what about you?"
I looked around and said, "Sbarro, I love it."
"They are good, maybe I'll have them too." We walked over to the Sbarro counter and I ordered my pizza; Seth decided to order from there too.
"That'll be $7.49." The cashier said. I pulled out some money, but Seth pushed my hand back in my purse and gave the guy a ten dollar bill. He grabbed the tray with the food and sat down at a table, I sat across from him.
"Thanks for lunch." I said with a smile, when he handed me my plate.
"No problem." he said taking a sip from his drink.
"Mmm, this is so good!"
"When's the last time you had it?"
"You act like it's been a few years." I looked down embarrassed a little. "I like a girl with an appetite though, I hate seeing all these walking twigs." I started laughing so hard, I had to put my hand over my mouth and stop.
"Oh my god." I said still laughing.
"I love your laugh."
"Thanks." I said normally. He smiled his sweet smile. We finished our pizza and sat there.
"I have to go get a few beds, do you think you could help pick them out?" he asked.
"Sure." he threw away the trash and we walked around. "So, tell me something about yourself." I said sweetly.
"I have a sister, Leah."
"Not blood related."
"I have my tribe family, Jacob, Paul, Quil, Jared, and Embry are like my brothers. Sam is like a second father, and Emily is like a second mother." Emily and Sam, how did he know them?
"What about you?"
"No, I'm an only child, that I know of." He chuckled lightly.
"There's the mattress store." he said and we walked in.
"So what kind of beds are you looking for, and why?"
"Well, I've…grown out of my old bed and I need a new one, so has Jacob."
"Ok." We walked around sitting on a few beds with normal mattresses, then we tried a few Tempur-Pedic ones, they were okay. "What about a water bed?" I said excitedly. "I've always wanted one." I said smiling. "Ooo, look at this one!" I said and sat down, I wobbled back and forth smiling and laughing a little. I looked up at him and he was laughing. "Sit." I said. He sat down next to me and laid down, he wobbled the bed and I fell over on top of him, my hand was on his chest and our noses were touching. We felt each others breath, I looked at his eyes and fell into a spell. He smiled and I smiled back.
"I can't move." I whispered. He laughed lightly and helped me sit back up. "I think this is the one." I said.
"Yeah, me too."
"Can I help you?" One of the sales associates asked walking by.
"Yes, I'd like to buy two of these water beds." Seth said.
"Yes. I will also need, two frames."
"Okay, let me go get the paperwork." he walked off.
"Do you think your friend Jacob will like the bed?"
"Cool. Especially for when his girlfriends over." I said testing to see if he Jacob had a girlfriend.
"He doesn't have one."
"Oh, well I'm sure your girlfriend will like it."
"When I find one, I'll let you know."
"Cool, would you like to change that?" he asked looking down in his lap.
"Um, I guess if the right guy asked me, I wouldn't say no."
"Good, to know." he said nodding. The sales guy came back and Seth signed the warranties, and some other papers. We walked up front and he paid cash for everything.
"Okay, they will be dropped off in two days."
"Okay, thank you."
"Have a nice day.
"You too." Seth said and we left the store.
"So I have a personal slash awkward question."
"Do you have like some big time job or something?"
"What do you mean?"
"Not to be rude, but you just paid over thirteen hundred dollars in cash and you acted like it was no big deal."
"Oh, I get allowance every week, and I've been saving up, I haven't really needed anything lately."
"Can I ask you one more favor?"
"Well, I can't have a new bed, without sheets and pillows, help me pick some out?"
"Should we go to Bed Bath and Beyond?"
"Yeah, they should have good stuff."
"Ok." We walked a few stores down and looked around for the sheets.
"So, what kind are you looking for?"
"I don't know, what ever you suggest."
"Whatever I suggest?"
"Yeah." I wanted to test this, so I walked around and found the most girlish sheets there. They were pink and purple with flowers and hearts on it, and had some kittens on it.
"These!" I said.
"You said those so I'm going to get those." he tried to grab them out of my hands, but I wouldn't let go. He ended up pulling me into his chest. I looked up at him.
"Not these." I whispered.
"Fine." he said squinting a little. I smiled and picked out some manlier ones. They were a dark blue and dark green.
"I like these." I said handing them to him.
"Me too." we walked towards the front of the store when this blanket caught my eye. I walked over and wrapped it around me.
"It's so soft!" I said, it was all black and furry. He ran his hand up and down it.
"Yeah, it is." I unwrapped myself, put it back on the shelf and he bought his sheets. When we got outside I took out my phone and saw it was two and a half hours later.
"Crap!" I said.
"I was supposed to meet my aunt a half an hour ago."
"It's okay I had fun."
"Well, maybe I'll see you around.
"Bye." I said smiling and walked back to our meeting spot.
I saw Emily and Sam waiting by the car.
"Where have you been?" Sam said.
"Im sorry, I lost track of time."
"I called you, three times."
"No you didn't."
"Yes I did."
"You wanna look at my phone?"
"Yes." his answer caught me off guard. I took it out of my pocket and I showed it to him. He went through all my call menus. "See, no calls."
"Must have bad reception. You should have called us, if you were running late. We could have given you more time." he said fatherly.
"I would have if I'd know. I just looked at my phone and saw I was thirty minutes late."
"Sorry, for yelling."
"It's okay." we all got in the car and it was a quiet ride home. When we got back home, I took all my books upstairs and put them on the bookshelf in the corner of my room, my windows. I heard a whimpering and a few scratches coming from outside my door. I opened it and Elijah was sitting there with part of his leash in his mouth.
"Awww!" he looked so cute. "Does, the little puppy gotta go potty?" he wagged his tail and cocked his head to the side. I picked him up, hooked his leash into the loop on his collar and carried him downstairs.
"I'm gonna take Elijah out for a walk so he can use the bathroom." I said to Sam; he was sitting at the kitchen table when I went in to get a plastic bag for Elijah's 'business'. As soon as we got outside he went number two. I scooped it up carefully, tied the bag closed, and put the bag in their garbage can on the curb. We started walking to the left. All the houses looked the same except for maybe one or two characteristics that's made each unique. We were only going to go around the block, but it took us an hour to go a little over half way around; it was already pretty dark out. We turned the corner and I saw this dark figure coming towards us. I wouldn't say I was scared, just ready to attack. As we got closer, I was able to make out that it was a man, he looked familiar.
"Hey Sophia!" he called, it was Jacob.
"What are you stocking me now?" he laughed.
"Cute dog." he said petting him a little.
"Thanks, he's my Aunt's."
"This is crazy running into you again."
"So, um since I have you here," oh god, is he gonna ask me out?, "I was wondering if maybe you wanted to go-. AH!" he said and looked down, I looked down and saw Elijah, he was peeing on Jacob's foot. I held back a small laugh.
"I'm so sorry!" I said. I picked up Elijah and carried him out to the curb by the tree, but of course, as soon as we got there he was done. He wagged his tail and smiled up at me. I bent down and whispered, "good dog".
"Well, I better go wash this off."
"Yeah, see ya."
"Bye." he said and walked off. When we got back home, Emily and Sam were reading magazines, at the kitchen table.
"Were back!" I said and un hooked Elijah.
"That was a long walk." Emily said.
"Yeah, he's definitely gonna sleep good tonight. We only went around the block, and just now, when we got back on your street, we ran into someone that I met today and he was about to ask me out, but Elijah peed on his foot!" I said and let my laugh out. Sam laughed too." Elijah went over to his food and water bowls.
"Well, I'm gonna go take a shower." I said and sprinted upstairs. I turned on the shower and got in. the water felt so good on my skin. It was hot outside and the water was cool. I put my head under the water and it felt even cooler on my scalp. After I scrubbed up and shaved my legs I got out and wrapped a towel around me. I grabbed a smaller one and towel dried my hair with it.
"Emily where's your hair dry-" I said and stopped when I got to the bottom of the stairs, all these guys were just sitting on her couch watching T.V, until I came down; now they are all watching me. Great.
"Sophia?" Seth asked. I saw Jacob look back at him then at me. I gave him a small smile.
"What are you doing here?" I asked Seth. He stood up and gave me a hug, I smiled.
"Remember when I was telling you about Sam and Emily and Jacob and the rest of the people."
"Yeah, but I didn't even think that you meant my Sam and Emily. I should have put two and two together."
"Your Sam and Emily?"
"Emily's my Aunt."
"Ooh." I was suddenly aware of all the eyes on us. I leaned to the left a little and looked at all of them. "Don't mind them."
"Sophia did you say something?" Sam said coming out of the kitchen.
"Uh, yeah. Where's your hair dryer."
"I'll show you." he said and I followed him. I looked back at Seth and we smiled at each other; I followed Sam up the stairs.
"Here, you go." he said and handed it to me. I dried my hair and put on my pajamas. My shorts were white with different shades of blue and green polka dots on them, and my shirt was an aqua blue color. I hopped downstairs and saw that Seth and Jacob were the only ones left.
"Hey." I said with a smile on my face; hopping down stairs always makes me feel like a little kid, and I cant help smiling. "Where'd the other people go?"
"They went home, had stuff to do." Jacob said.
"So not to be rude, but why are you guys here?" I asked.
"No beds remember." Seth said.
"Oh yeah. Your really gonna like your new bed." I said to Jacob. He smiled.
"Hey your pajamas match my sheets." Seth said to me. I looked down.
"Yeah, kinda. If I had more green and no polka dots." I said smiling.
"How does she know what your sheets look like?" Jacob asked Seth in an angry/protective voice.
"Because I picked them out, dad!" I said glaring at him. I opened the front door and sat on the porch swing. I looked up at the sky and saw all the stars shining down at me. It got really cold out here. The front door opened and Seth walked out; he sat down next to me and let out a sigh.
"It's so nice out." he said.
"Are you kidding?" I asked with a smile.
"What, your cold?"
"Well come here, I'll warm ya up." he said with s smile. His eyes and smile looked even more flawless in the moonlight, I couldn't say no to him. We slid in closer to each other, he put his arm around my should and we both looked up at the sky.
"The sky's beautiful."
"It's not the only thing that is." I looked up at him and he was smiling down at me. "Can I ask you something?" he said to me.
"If your not busy tomorrow night, would you like to go out with me?" he asked shily.
"I'd love to." I said with a smile. "Can I confess something?"
"Anything." he said.
"Whenever im around you, I get nervous." I said looking down. He put a few fingers under my chin and lifted my head, then kissed me. His kiss was sweet, his lips were soft, and it was amazing. He pulled away quickly.
"Im sorry, I felt in the moment and I just had to kiss you." I put a finger over his mouth to stop him.
"Trust me, that's the last thing you have to apologize for!" I said smiling. "So is this what you do to all the girls, the first day you meet them?"
"There've been no girls, until you. This is a first for me."
"A first for me too." He's kinda taller than me so I had to reach up to kiss him, but I was still too short so he helped me out and leaned down so I could kiss him. I laughed softly when I let go of him.
"Thanks." I said to him.
"My pleasure." I looked up and saw Jacob looking out the window, he looked hurt. He dropped the curtain when he saw me looking. Seth and I returned to watching the sky.
"Instead of sleeping in the living room, your welcome to sleep in my room." I said smiling.
"Okay." he said with a smile.
The door opened and Jacob was standing there with a blanket in his hands.
"Emily thought you might be cold." he said and whipped the blanket at Seth, then went back inside.
"What was that all about?" I asked Seth."
"He's mad at me."
"Because I beat him."
"Asking you out."
"Why would he be mad that you asked me out?"
"Because he was gonna do it and I beat him to the punch."
"Beat him to the punch? This was a race for you? You only asked me out because he was gonna?"
"That's what it sound's like."
"That's not how it is."
"Of course it's not…my offer still stands." I said and walked in the house. Jacob was sitting on the couch watching T.V, I glared at him. I sat down on the couch next to him and he looked me up and down. I crossed my arms across my chest to block off that area from his eyes. He finally looked at my face.
"Are you mad at me?" he asked when he saw my eyes glaring at him.
"I'm not mad, just thinking about if Seth hadn't beaten you to the punch!" I said still glaring at him.
"What are you talking about?"
"Seth told me."
"About your guys' 'race'?"
"What? Race to do what?"
"Ask me out!" he looked down as if he knew exactly what I was talking about. "So it was a race?" I asked quietly.
"Care to elaborate?"
"Seth was talking about this girl, amazing girl, that he met today. I said how I met one too and even though we just met, I was thinking of asking her out. Seth said that he almost asked out the girl he met today twice, at the mattress store, and at Bed Bath and Beyond when she was picking out the sheets, but he was too shy to. When you came downstairs and you guys started talking, I didn't understand how you guys met. But then I put two and two together when you guys were talking about the sheets. I realized that all day we had been talking about the same incredibly amazing girl, you." this made me smile, but I erased it from my face and said,
"when you went upstairs we started talking, more like arguing. And he said, "I'm gonna do it," and I said, "no", we went back and forth and I said how it was unfair because I saw you first and as soon as I saw you I knew that I wanted to get to know you better. He got mad and thought they I only like you because he likes you and was going to ask you out. We argued some more and he swore that he was gonna man up and ask you out before I could."
"Oh, Jacob…if I'd known…" he looked hopeful, "I wouldn't have said yes so quickly. To him or you!" I shook my head standing up, opened the door and stuck my head out. Seth smiled at me, I glared at him, closed the door then went upstairs to my room. I opened my window a little so I could get a breeze, and laid down in bed. I could hear Jacob and Seth arguing outside.
"What did you say to her?" Seth yelled at Jacob.
"The truth!" Jacob yelled back.
"Then why did she just give me the death glare?"
"How should I know?"
"You were the last one to see or talk to her! I really like her! You probably just fucked everything up!"
"You!" I heard the front door slam, and then footsteps. I closed my eyes and heard my door open.
"On the carpet." I said, seth sighed a sigh of relief and thudded to the floor next to my bed. Every few minutes he would shift around.
THUD "Ugh! I- I'm okay." he said. I was laying on my back so I looked over the left side of my bed, and saw him rubbing his head.
"Oh, get up here already." I said smiling. He smiled and slid into bed, next to me, we were facing each other.
"This Better?" I asked softly.
"Much. I get to fall asleep and wake up to this pretty face." he said with his flawless smile, I smiled. He leaned in for a kiss, but I put a finger over his mouth, his eyes opened.
"Good night." I whispered and rolled over smiling.
I woke up in the middle of the night and saw Seth's face and nothing else; our foreheads were touching. I smiled and scooted back a little bit. I just looked at him, watching him sleep, shirtless by the way. Slow even breaths in and out; I felt like a creeper. The edges of his lips slowly curled up into a tiny smile, it made me smile. His left eye popped open and I shut both of mine quickly. I heard him laugh quietly.
"Sorry." I said smiling.
"I don't mind."
"You know when I woke up, our foreheads were touching and I had the strongest urge to kiss you."
"I can fulfill that urge." he said and scooted closer to me. When our faces were close, practically touching, he licked his lips then half bit his bottom lip.
"Oh really?" I asked then scooted the tiniest little bit closer to him. He yawned, and since yawns are so contagious I yawned too.
"Maybe in the morning." he said.
"Sleep tight." I closed my eyes then and didn't wake up until 10:00 am.
This time when I woke up I didn't feel my soft warm pillow under my head, I felt something extremely warm. I moved my hand around, with my eyes closed and felt lumps. I opened my eyes and saw the to of Seth's pants. I leaned up a little and saw that I was laying on his abs, which would explain the lumps, and on his chest. I looked up at his face, he had his hands behind his head, cradling it; he smiled at me.
"Hey." I said sleepily.
"Good morning sleepy head."
"How long have you been awake?"
"Maybe a half 'n hour."
"Why didn't you wake me up, so you could get the rest of your body back?"
"I was comfortable, and you were sleeping to peacefully."
"Yeah, I was." I yawned, moved my head back up to my cold pillow and then quickly sat back up.
"Let me warm it up." he grabbed my pillow and rubbed his hands on it. "Try it now." I laid down cautiously, it was warmer. "If your still cold…" he wrapped his arms around me and I snuggled into his warm chest. I let out a sigh of contentment.
There was a KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK on my door.
"I'm sleeping, go away!" I shouted at the door.
"Tell lover boy that Sam wants him." Jacob said through the door in an annoyed voice.
"I'll be back." Seth said and easily slid out of bed. He quietly slid out the door, I decided to lay there patiently waiting for him to return. It took him a while to come back.
"Why'd you keep me waiting so long?" I asked when he slid back through the door.
"The longer you wait, the more you want me." he said and slid into bed next to me.
"True, so very true." we returned to our snuggling position. And stayed there for a while.
"Sophie?" he asked.
"I hate what im about to say, but I have to go."
"Okay." I looked up and gave him a goodbye kiss.
"If I'd known that leaving would get me that, I'd leave and come back just to leave again." he said with a smile.
"Play your cards right, and you'll get one when you get back." I said smiling. He winked at me, got up, and snuck out of the house.
I kicked off my covers and opened my door quietly. I tiptoed to the left down the hallway and saw that Sam and Emily were still sleeping. I tiptoed back down the hallway and down the stairs. Jacob was laying on the couch with his head laying on the other end of the couch. He had his hands behind his head and he was starring at the ceiling. The sun was shining in through the window and right on his face; it made his light brown eyes sparkle, his teeth glisten, hair look so soft, and his lips so smooth. I couldn't ignore my feelings for Jacob, but I couldn't just put my relationship with Seth on hold. He looked at me.
"Just looking at your face. It looks nice in the sun." I said and walked in the kitchen. I heard him get up and follow me in.
"You can't say stuff like that." he said.
"Why not." I said and sat down at the kitchen table.
"Because your with Seth, and I wanna be with you."
"And you wanna be with me..?"
"Like you said I'm with Seth."
"You would try to steal me away from your friend?"
"Usually no, but your worth it."
"Usually? I thought Seth's never had a girlfriend?"
"Why? What?" he said and left the room.
"Oh no you don't, get back here!" I said and followed him in the living room. "Spill."
"There's nothing to spill."
"Mhmm.." he laughed and went outside. My phone vibrated in my pocket.
"Hello?" I said into the microphone.
"So you are alive?" My sister Eli said.
"Im sorry I didn't call you, I got here, met some people.."
"Guy type people..?"
"Well, he's naturally tan, black hair, belongs to the tribe, beautiful brown eyes, flawless smile, tall, treats me like im the only person in his world, just all around amazing guy." I couldn't help smiling when I was talking about him.
"No fucking way! You did not find Mr. perfect!"
"Seems so." Jacob walked in with the rest of the guys from yesterday.
"So when do I get to meet this perfect guy?"
"Siempre que usted viene para una visita." When ever you come for a visit.
"Why the random Spanish?"
"Porque los amigos 's sólo caminó pulg." Because 's friends just walked in. How about if I come this weekend?"
Jacob looked at me.
"You and Seth saying love already?" he asked me.
"Wasn't that Seth?"
"So your cheeting on him?"
"No. Why are you so worried about my business?"
"it's not all your business. It's Seth's too! He's my friend so he's my business!"
"But this has absolutely nothing to do with you!" I said standing up.
"You hurt him, you hurt me, them," he looked back at the other guys, "you hurt us all."
"I fail to see how this evolves them either, just stay out of my business, dad!" I glared at him then walked upstairs passing Emily and Sam . I grabbed one of my puzzle books from my bookshelf and sat on my bed starting it.
I must have dozed off, because I opened my eyes and smelt food.
"What?" I said thinking it was Jacob.
"Oh, come in." I said, he opened my door and closed it behind him. "You can sit."
"I didn't really get a chance to introduce my self, but I'm Quil Atera."
"Oh I love those books." he said looking at the puzzle book stuck in my hands.
"I wanted to let you know that even though we just met, you can count on me for anything! Call me whenever and I'll be there."
"Thanks." I said with a smile.
"And I know that this is none of my business, and that you hate other people in your business, but I thought you should know that Jacob went to Seth's house.
"Are you kidding me?"
"He went to tell him."
"Un fucking believable!" I stood up and he stood up with me. I started pacing, I saw out my window that Jacob was walking back.
"Here come the fucker now!" I swung open my door, but Quil grabbed my wrists. "Let go." I said firmly. He let go and raised his hands as if he were being held up at gun point. I ran down the stairs and opened the door. He was shocked to see me standing there.
"I told you to stay out of this." I looked past him and saw that Seth was standing outside by the edge of the forest. I pushed past Jacob and made sure to bump his shoulder; he didn't budge, didn't even blink. I walked to Seth.
"Hey." I said with a smile.
"Is it true?" he asked.
"Is what true?"
"Are you cheating on me already?"
"I heard that you were saying love to someone on the phone."
"Jacob said you were."
"You believe him?"
"I have to I wasn't here."
I chuckled a little.
"This is funny to you?"
"Yes! It's funny because I cant believe that you would believe an idiot like him! It never occurred to you or him, that I could have been talking to a family member?"
"No, what it didn't? well I was! I was talking to my sister!"
"You told me you didn't have a sister."
"Well, were half sisters, and I couldn't go through the whole ordeal."
"Oh. I'm sorry I didn't believe you."
"I forgive you. Just promise me one thing."
"Come and ask me first, before you listen to him or any other idiot about what I say or do, okay?"
"Okay." we kissed quickly. "I'll pick you up at 9 o'clock."
"Okay, you wanna come inside for breakfast?"
"Have to go help my mom."
"Okay." I made my face look like I just got in a fight and looked at Seth.
"I have to make it look like we had an argument."
"To teach Jacob to stay out of our business, don't tell him anything."
"I hate you."
"I hate you more." he said and winked at me. I walked back into the house. I sat down at the table, and Emily gave me a plate of food; Jacob couldn't keep his eyes off me. I ate a few bites, but played with the rest of it.
"I'm sorry, I cant." I said and dropped my fork and went upstairs. There was a nock on my door a few seconds after I sat down.
"Come in." I said, it was Jacob.
"Not really." he sat down next to me on my bed.
"You know I'm sorry." I looked at him. "I'm here if you need to talk, or cheer up, or anything else." he said and put his hand on my thigh. I put my hand on his hand and stopped him when he got to my WAY upper thigh, almost touching a certain area. I looked up at him, and he leaned in close to me.
"Anything." he whispered and kissed me. I tried to get out of it, but he held my head to his I took my fist and punching him in his gut/groin area; my head and face were finally free.
"Glad to see that your so ready to swoop down in and kiss your best friends' girl!"
"Come one, I told you before, your worth it.
"Stop it!" I said when he leaned in and tried to kiss me again.
"Why are you acting like this?"
"GET OUT!" I yelled.
"No." he said and grabbed me by my waist.
"Sam, Quil and the rest of the guys came in my room.
"he wont get OUT! Get him OFF OF ME AND OUT OF THIS HOUSE!" I yelled. They pried his hands off of me and dragged him outside. Emily walked in and I explained everything to her.
"Are you okay?"
"I guess. I just wanna go for a walk."
"Take you phone."
"I will." she smiled then she left, I changed into some more comfortable clothes, put my phone in my pocket and went outside. I walked down the street and eventually I found a shopping center; it wasn't the same one as yesterday, it looked a little more uppity. I walked past this one shop that was all jewelry, the next was cards, stationary and paper. There was this one girl who was walking towards me. She had on a lot of clothes for a warmer day like this. As she got closer I noticed that all her clothes were designer and so cute.
"Oh my god, I love your clothes!" I said to her as we got closer.
"Thank you." she said; her voice was so pixie like. "Can I give you a word of advice?"
"Those don't really go together." she said and looked at my comfort clothes. I looked down.
"Yeah, I wanted to be comfortable, but I didn't really care about what I looked like."
"Tsk, tsk ,tsk, No." she said shaking her head. "Would you mind, if I went shopping with you today, I feel like I could give you some pointers."
"Okay Sophia, lets go."
We linked arms by the elbow creases. She took me into this first shop, it had gorgeous clothes everywhere! She had armfuls of clothes in seconds.
"Go try these on." she said in a chipper voice. I looked at the price tags and started to put the clothes back.
"What are you doing?"
"I can't afford these."
"That doesn't mean you cant at least try them on."
"Yes it does." the sales lady said.
"Then I'll buy them for you."
"Um, no." I said.
"Why not?" she asked.
"Um, hello? We just met, were on a first name basis."
"Cullen. If it makes you feel better, you can pay me back."
"Like I'll ever be able to."
"Pay me back in…friendship."
"Yeah, just like hanging out and stuff."
"Your crazy, but okay."
"Now get you butt in there and try those clothes on." she said with a smile. I smiled back and went into one of the dressing rooms. I tried on one of the outfits and looked in the mirror, it fit right, but I wasn't sure about the color or style. I walked out and she laughed at me.
"Hey you picked it out, not me." I said laughing.
"Hurry take it off." I rushed back in the dressing room and tried on a few more outfits. Three out of the five I tried on fit perfectly, two out of the three I liked and am going to get. I tried on one more. It was a high waist, black skirt that had fluffy layers. It was short and stopped above my knees. I tried it on with a dark purple shirt that fell off my left shoulder. I strapped on black high heels with ruffles on the straps that go around my ankle. I opened the door and walked out.
"There it is!" she said standing up.
"I love it! It fits around my but, slims my waist, makes my legs look extra long, and purple makes my boobs look good."
"As your fashion consultant, I agree! Your boyfriend's lucky."
"I know you must have some guy in your life."
"Well, I just got here least night and met him, but I have a second kinda first date with him tonight."
"Name name name!"
"You know him?"
"So how'd you meet?"
"Well, if you know him you must know Emily right?"
"She's my aunt. So I came out here to stay with her for the summer, we were out shopping yesterday, me and Seth met, flirted, shopped, I picked out his bed, he spent the night, slept in the same bed, kissed, laid on each other, and that was that."
"I will wear this tonight on our date."
"You ready to check out?"
"Yeah." I put my clothes up on the counter, and she put a few things up there. She paid and we left.
"So where to now?" I asked.
"Well, you have above wear, so now you need underwear."
"I need it, huh?"
"Yup." she grabbed my arm and we went into a store like Victoria's Secret. Like the first store she grabbed a whole bunch of stuff, shoved me in a dressing room and threw it all at me. I tried on a few things and didn't feel comfortable in them. I tried on a black corset tank top and a matching black pair of underwear, bikini style with lace on them. I liked the way it fit, I liked the way it looked, and so I would buy it. I tried on a purple lace bra and a purple lace pair of underwear, that I would wear tonight, I took it off, put my clothes back on and checked out. It was getting pretty late, she wanted to keep shopping, but I had to get ready.
"Are you sure you have to go?" she asked.
"Yeah, I have a date, remember?"
"Okay, give me your number and I'll call you for plans?"
"Deff." we swapped numbers and I walked back home. When I got home, I opened the door and Jacob stood up. I looked around and saw that he was the only one in the house, besides me. I closed the door behind me, but didn't turn my back to him.
"Hi." he said. I starred at him. "You went shopping, what'd you get?" he asked trying to be nice.
"I have to go get ready for my date tonight." I said and started for the stairs.
"Wait! I came to apologize." I stopped and looked at him.
"Lets hear it."
"Im sorry, I came on to you. I shouldn't have kissed you, and I should have stopped when you tried to get me off. I know your with Seth, and even though I don't think he's right for you, I respect that it's you choice. I don't and wont for a while accept it, but I will respect you decision."
"Thank you Jacob. I accept your apology, and hope we can move past this minor set back."
"Me too. Would it be inappropriate if we hugged?"
"Not if we only hug. Can you handle that?"
"Yes." he said with a smile. I set down my bags, and walked into his open waiting arms. He wrapped his arms around me and I hugged him back. We let go and I grabbed my bags and walked upstairs. I took a shower, dried my hair, put on make up, did my hair, put on my undergarments, and then my main clothes. I heard the door bell ring, I grabbed my purse and started to go downstairs, when Jacob opened the door. I stopped at the top of the steps listening and watching.
"What are you doing here Jacob?" Seth asked him.
"I wanted to apologize to Sophie, and you."
"Did she forgive you?"
"Yeah. Your like my brother, I cant stay mad at you for long."
"Is Sophia ready?"
"I'll go check." I went back in my room and looked in the mirror one last time.
"Yeah?" I turned around and Jacob was there.
"You look beautiful." he told me.
"Thank you." I walked behind him down the steps and into the living room to meet Seth.
"Hey." I said.
"Hi, wow. You look amazing!"
He opened the door for me and we walked down the steps. When we got to his car, he opened the door for me, I got in, and he closed the door behind me. He walked over to the other side and got in.
"You look great too." I said to him.
"So where we goin?" I said with a smile.
"A surprise." he said smiling.
"Fine." he grabbed my hand, gave it a kiss, and held it for the rest of the ride. He drove for a while, I didn't know where he was going, there were no buildings around, no lights, just open fields and a few parks.
"We're here." he said smiling. I looked out the window anxious and saw a night sky lit up with stars.
"Where exactly is 'here'?"
"Old Creak Park."
"Oh." I said trying to sound excited.
"I thought we could have a nice picnic and watch the sunrise."
"Oh." I said actually excited. "How sweet." we got out and he grabbed everything from the trunk. It was all very traditional. He laid out a big blanket put a picnic basket on it. We took off our shoes and sat down.
"I hope your hungry." he said.
"Yes, whats on the menu?"
"A surprise." he pulled out a bandana and smiled.
"Oh no." he laughed. He tied it around my eyes so I couldn't see.
"Is it too tight?"
"Can you see?"
"How many fingers am I holding up?"
"Oh my god your right!" we laughed. "First we have our appetizer."
"Open. These are my favorite." I opened my mouth, he put a skinny stick in my mouth. At first I jumped back in surprise.
"Bite." he said. I bit down, he pulled it back and steam came out. I chewed it and could taste that it was a mozzarella stick.
"Mozzarella stick?" I asked.
"Yup." he loosened my bandana and it fell around my neck. He handed me the rest of the stick and he grabbed one for himself. After we had eaten a few of them he pulled some drinks and he put the bandana back around my eyes and tightened it.
"Now the main part. Open." I opened my mouth again then bit when he told me too. I chewed and it was cheese pizza from Sbarro.
"Sbarro cheese pizza?" the bandana fell.
"I remember you said it was your favorite." I smiled at him and leaned in to kiss him. He pulled out two boxes of pizza.
"I didn't know you could order full pizza's from Sbarro's."
"You can't but I pulled some strings for my girl." I smiled.
"Seems like you thought of everything."
"Well, I wanted everything to be perfect for you."
"Aww." I just had to give him another kiss. I ate two slices of mine, and he ate four of his.
"And now for desert." I tightened the bandana again and opened my mouth.
"Bite." I bit halfway.
"It's cold." I said with something in my mouth.
He laughed. "Bite it all the way." I did my best and bit down.
"Chocolate covered strawberries!" I took the bandana off.
"Yup, and frozen grapes, and cantaloupe."
"All my favorites."
"This night is turning out amazingly!" I said after I swallowed a bite of cantaloupe. He smiled, picked up a strawberry and reached it out to me. I took a bite and he ate the rest. I looked up,
"The sky is so beautiful."
"It's not the only thing." he said. I looked back down and he smiled at me. We eat some more fruit and talked for a while. He cleaned up the food and set the basket aside. He laid back and looked at me.
"Care to join?" he asked starring up at me with his brown childlike eyes.
"Of course." I laid back and he wrapped his arm around me. We starred up at the sky.
"What do you think those look like?" I asked him pointing up towards the sky at a group of stars.
"I cant tell."
"Me either." we laid there content in each other's arms. I could have fallen asleep so easily.
"Couldn't you just lay here like this forever?" he asked me.
"Mhm. What made you think of this?"
"Well, this is always been my dream date, but I never found my dream girl, so I never went on my dream date until tonight." I looked up at him.
"Im your dream girl?"
"It's you baby." I smiled at him and he kissed me. Our mouths were interlocked and neither one of us wanted undo them. Eventually we had to stop. "Your so amazing." he said to me taking deep breaths.
"Im amazing or my kisses are?"
"Both." I laid back down and a chilling wind blew over us. He could feel how cold my skin was and felt me shiver. "Hold on." he got up and jogged back to the car, I watched him curiously. He jogged back with a blanket. Next to the blanket we were laying on, there was a tree. He sat with his butt on the blanket and his back resting on the tree. He motioned for me to come over. I smiled and scooted over to him. He opened his lags which meant he wanted me to lay on his chest like before. I scooted in careful not to hurt him, he smiled and wrapped the blanket around us. The blanket was thick, warm, and soft.
"I love this blanket." I said snuggling deeper into his chest.
"Just curious, but when does the sunrise here?"
"Maybe another hour?"
"You wanna leave already?"
"Are you kidding? This is the best date ever, I mean the only one I've ever had, but still I couldn't have imagined it any better!"
"Well, im glad you having a good time."
"Can I ask you something?"
"How do you know Alice, Cullen?" he looked scared.
"She's just a person I know."
"Seth, you don't have to be nervous, I was just curious and wanted to know the truth."
"Her and her family help us out sometimes."
"Help who with what?"
"Well, me, Jacob, Sam, and the rest of the guys are on the reservation patrol, and her and her family help us out. If they see something going on they let us know if its coming our way or not."
"Oh. Sorry if I seem kinda untrusting. I was just wondering."
"No its okay, how do you know her?"
"Well, today after everything happened with Jacob I went for a walk, ran into a fancy outlet, she was walking in the opposite direction I was, I told her I liked her clothes, she thanked me told me that what I was wearing wasn't acceptable and dragged me into stores. She bought all my new clothes from today. I didn't want to let her because I knew it would take me a long time to pay her back and she said I could just pay her back in friendship."
"Oh, well that's nice."
"Yeah. So are you and Jacob okay?"
"Yeah, were good."
"So when's your sister coming out here?"
"A whole week, cool!"
"Yeah, im excited for her to come out here and for you two to meet."
"I cant wait to meet her too."