A/N: Hey, here's chapter 2. I know chapter 1 was kind of depressing, but things will lighten up! I promise! Also Seth is older in this fic, he's not the same boy you all know in love. So yeah I'll shut up now! Enjoy! (:
Stephanie owns everything!
CHAP 2: it's all fun and games till someone gets kissed
"Poor Bella…" dad muttered as he rolled his wheel chair into the living room to watch TV. I could tell he was still mourning the death of Charlie. The funeral had just been earlier today.
"What about Bells?"
"I just got off of the phone with her, she's moving in with us for the time being. At least until she can afford her own place. "
"What about Charlie's house?" not that I didn't mind her staying here, but I was honestly curious.
"She's selling it since she can't pay the bills by herself, and I know Charlie wouldn't have wanted her to go through this alone."
"Oh." I agreed with that, especially since she just got over that shit with Edward. "Where's she gonna sleep?"
"What about me?"
"You can sleep on the couch until the guest room gets cleared out. You should probably help Bella get packed."
"Okay." Well damn. This would be so much more awesome if it weren't for the situation at hand.
I called Bella to let her know I was on my way and then headed on over. Seth and the pack came over a little later to also help.
We spent the next couple of days packing and talking. We talked about the good times back before we phased. Like the time when Embry, Seth, Quil, and I got arrested for sneaking out past curfew. We were testing out some illegal fireworks that Embry's dad had got. The worst part about it was that Charlie was the one who arrested us. Bella couldn't quit laughing at that one.
We knew it would be any day now before Seth would phase. He hadn't yet, but he had been showing the signs. He was one year younger than Bella and one year older than I. I was 17 and he was 18, so it wasn't like he was unusually young.
Lately, he'd been pretty pissed at me for not hanging out with him as much as we used to. He, along with Embry, Quil, and I were all good friends back then. It wouldn't be long before we were all pack brothers. Sam and I had been trying to piss him off lately, just to see if that might help him phase sooner but it just seemed to make him even more depressed. Harry had said that both he and Leah had been running a fever lately, which is why Sam suggested he helped the guys and I pack. We could keep an eye on him easier, in case he phased.
By the end of the week Bella was fully moved in with us. I still couldn't get over the fact that the girl I was in love with was living with me. AND she was sleeping in MY bed. God the things I would do to her in that bed if she'd let me…
Yeah. I shouldn't be trusted around her...
It was nice of the boys to help me pack. We had had a good time laughing and talking about old times. It was just what I had needed. If they hadn't been here, I don't think I would have coped with Charlie's death very well, at all. I still wasn't over the shock of his death, but I know he would have wanted me to go on with life. It was the least I could do for him.
I really couldn't get over how much Seth had grown. He was way shorter the last time I saw him, which was at the cook out that Harry had thrown last summer. He was about a head shorter than Jake and that was before Jake even phased!
So was Seth a wolf now? I would have to ask Jake…
Right now Jake and I were playing on the Xbox. And of course he was kicking my ass at the game.
"FUCK YOU JAKE! YOU'RE CHEATING!"
"What is that I hear? Is that the sound of me kicking your ass? I think it is!"
"Fine! You. Me. Mario Kart. NOW!" With the money I made from Charlie's house, I was able to buy an Xbox, and a Wii.
"It is ON!"
So after another hour of screaming, racing and me kicking his ass, we finally decided to quiet down and just sit and talk; another thing we loved to do.
"So, has Seth phased yet?"
"Not yet but soon. He's been showing all the signs." He had a worried look on his face.
"So you don't want Seth to phase?"
"It's not that… I mean both of you are my best friends, but it's just not a fate I would wish on anybody. Same with Quil, it's in his bloodline."
"Oh." We sat in silence for a minute before he spoke again.
"Hey, the pack and I are having a bon fire tonight… wanna come?"
"Sweet! Okay go get ready honey. Dress warm!" he said with a forced smile. He pulled me into a hug and then headed outside.
"Come sit by me sexy thing!" I said with a smirk as Kim walked in to the living room to sit with Leah. They were having one of their infamous sleepovers that they had every Friday night. She rolled her eyes before flicking me off. I laughed.
"Knock it off Seth." Leah scolded.
"Make me." I retorted.
They both rolled their eyes and went back to talking.
"I invited Bella over, but she said she couldn't make it." Leah frowned.
"Isn't she living with the Blacks?"
"Yeah. She probably just isn't ready for this kind of stuff right now. She just lost her dad so I'm not gonna push her."
"Good bye my lovelies!" I said as I got up and headed toward the door.
"Where are you going?" dad chose that moment to walk into the room and actually pay attention to what we were saying.
"Crazy." I said with my signature cocky smile. Kim and Leah both busted out laughing. Dad just raised an eyebrow.
"What do you mean by going? You've been crazy." Leah got out in between laughs. I just rolled my eyes.
I sighed. "Probably to Jake's or Embry's. I don't feel like sitting around watching chick flicks on a Friday night."
He walked over and put his hand on my forehead.
"How are you feeling?" he asked with obvious concern.
"Okay. Don't stay out too late."
With that I turned on my heel and headed out the door. I didn't know where I was going, but I sure as hell wasn't going to Jake or Embry's.
I dressed in jeans, a tank top, and a hoodie before followed Jake outside.
We got to first beach around 11. It was so dark that I could barely see anything, so I just hung on to his arm. Before long you could see the fire with multiple people sitting around it. I recognized Sam, Emily, Embry, Jared and Paul. Seth wasn't here so it must be pack only.
When we approached the fire, we were welcomed with warm greetings and smiles.
"Hey lovebirds!" Embry shouted, before doubling over laughing. I couldn't help but blush and duck my head. I quickly went and took a seat by Emily.
After having 2 hotdogs and a beer, Jake offered to take me on a walk along First Beach. As we walked off you could hear loud, suggestive whistles coming from behind us. Jake just flicked them off and wrapped his arm around me.
We walked for about 5 minutes before he said something.
"So how are you really doing Bells?" I sighed. This really wasn't a conversation I wanted to be having right now. For one night, I just wanted to forget the pain. Couldn't they just leave it alone?
"Fine." He looked like he didn't buy it, but didn't push any further.
"You know, Leah's worried to hell about you."
"Yeah." Leah and Jake had been my best friends growing up. They still are, I just haven't talked to Leah in a while. "I should probably call her later..."
"Yeah, you should." We just walked in comfortable silence for a while after that. Eventually, we decided to sit in the sand for a bit.
"Do you love me?" another conversation I didn't want to have right now…
"Of course I do Jake. You know that." I couldn't see his expression in the dark, but I could pretty much assume it was pained.
"Ok… maybe I didn't word that right. Do you like me as more than a friend? Like, at all?"
I told him long ago that I would try to be more than a friend to him, but that was back when I still wasn't over Edward. Did I really have those kinds of feelings for Jake? I mean he was hot, don't get me wrong, but I'd always looked at him like a brother. I could try looking at him as more than a brother… Yeah. That's what I was going to do. It wasn't fair of me to string him along like this with nothing for him in return.
"I don't know right now. Maybe…"
"Maybe this will help you find out…" and then he kissed me.
A/N: Muahahahaha I believe I left it on a cliff hanger xD
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