Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or the song Take a Chance on me.
A/N: I do not have a Beta and I'm too lazy to read over my work, so sorry in advance for what I'm sure will be numerous grammar mistakes and probably some missing words.
We can go dancing, we can go walking, as long as we're together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
'Cos you I've got
So much that I wanna do, when I dream I'm alone with you
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know
That I can't let go
Forks is a small town. Like a really small town. I knew when I first moved here that it is small and it didn't bother me too much; at least not this much. Forks really needs to get some sort of attraction, like a theme park or something. It doesn't have to be anything big, just something. I never realized before that Forks can be this boring.
Within half an hour I had shown Tanya all around Forks. I had thought about maybe showing her the reservation, at least there's a beach there; but then I remembered that she wouldn't exactly be welcomed there.
I had just finished showing where Charlie and I go to eat at least once a week for some father/daughter bonding when I realized how boring Forks is… and that I'm out of stuff to show her. I guess now I have to play dress up with Alice now. Oh joy.
"That's all of Forks; I doubt much has changed besides technology." I said; making sure I kept my eyes firmly on the road.
I'm actually very proud of myself. Not once this entire trip have I looked at her. Even when we were stopped at a red light did not glance at her. The same can't be said for her though. I've felt her eyes on me the whole time; not that their unwelcomed. I actually like that she seemingly can't take her eyes off me.
With Edward, that can sometimes make me feel creeped out; but with Tanya, I really like it. It also lets me know that I'm not the only one that can have a staring problem. Having a staring problem isn't really good while driving though; so I've done my best to keep all my attention on the road and not on her; no matter how much I want to just stare at her.
I turned my truck around and started driving back towards the Cullen's house. I don't really want to go back; but there's nothing else really to do. Plus, I don't want to take all of Tanya's time away from visiting with the Cullen's.
"Where to now then?" Tanya asked me.
"Um, well, I was going to go back to the Cullen's house. There's nothing really else to show you." I said.
I tried my best not to sound disappointed that I won't be able to spend any more time with her; but I'm pretty sure I failed. I can't help but want to spend more time with her. I like having her around me, it's very calming; more so than Edward's presence… when he's able to be around me longer than five minutes that is.
That's another thing I love… er, like, about Tanya. She's commented on my scent, a couple times actually, but she doesn't seem to be struggling with it like Edward. I've even noticed the other Cullen's at times have problems with my scent, but it seems like Tanya has no problem what so ever.
"Well, that's no fun. I'm sure there's more to do around here." Tanya said with a slight pout.
The pout seems so foreign on her. I don't like seeing the facial feature on her at all; no matter how adorable it looks.
"Well, there's not much to do in Forks." I said dejectedly.
"Then how about any cities around Forks?" Tanya asked quickly.
Well, I wasn't planning on going outside of Forks; I would have to ask Charlie. I'm not sure he would say yes to going out of town with someone he has never met before. Plus, I still don't know what we would do.
"Well, I would have to ask my dad and I'm not sure he would say yes." I answered, this time I was able to keep my voice from sounding sad. I managed to sound disappointed. I know that those two emotions can sound the same; but I swear Tanya can tell the difference. I don't know why I know that, I just do.
"You don't really know that without asking though. So ask him; then we spend some more time together." Tanya said with a giant smile.
I know that I said that I don't want to look at her because it's so hard to look away; but I'm using the excuse that I couldn't not look at forever. She's just so pretty, not just because she's a vampire I swear, that I can't help but look at her. She's a lot better to look at than Edward ever was… is it wrong that I don't feel bad saying that about my boyfriend?
It took a lot more will power than I ever thought I had, but I managed to look away from Tanya and pull into a random parking lot for some random store that I'm not really all that interested in.
"Yeah, I guess you're right. I'll just call him real quick I guess and ask." I said as I parked my truck.
Tanya didn't answer, but I guess she doesn't really need to. I pulled my phone out and dialed Charlie's work since in theory he should be there. It didn't take long for Charlie to answer.
"Chief Swan." Charlie greeted through the phone in a professional voice.
"Hey dad, I have a question for you." I said, trying to sound like I wasn't up to anything at all and I think he may have bought it since I'm normally not up to anything.
"Hey Bells; what's up?" Charlie asked, his voice sounding more like the Charlie I'm used to.
"Well, the Cullen's cousins are in town and I'm showing one of them around town; but we ran out of things to see." I said, causing Charlie to chuckle a little since he clearly knows how small Forks is. "So I was thinking of going to Port Angeles, would that be okay?" I asked Charlie.
I briefly thought about lying and saying that Alice just wanted to take me out shopping there, that would have been a guaranteed yes; but then I would have felt bad about lying to Charlie so decided against it. I'll just have to mentally cross my fingers that Charlie will let me go without having to lie to him.
"Wouldn't he want to spend time with his own family?" Charlie asked, his voice indicating that he already doesn't like the idea.
Well, at least he thinks Tanya is a boy. Which means that I can try to get on his good side by telling him that Tanya is a girl; his relief of me not spending time alone with a boy other than Edward may be enough to let me go. At least I hope; it sounds good in theory at least.
"Well, she wanted to see the town since she hasn't been here in years." See not lying, just leaving out details that he doesn't need to know. "So I'm showing her around; plus it gets me out of shopping with Alice." I added at the last second.
I've complained several times about shopping with Alice to Charlie. He knows just how much it can annoy me and that the only reason I do it is because Alice is my best friend.
"Well, how long are you going to be gone?" Charlie asked; I can practically see him rubbing his chin as his mind slowly starts to accept what I want to do.
"I'm taking you to dinner." Tanya said before I could answer Charlie.
Well, I guess I'm staying later than I thought. I was going to say just an hour or so and be back in time for dinner with the Cullen's; Tanya seems to have other plans though.
I gave her a look that showed my confusion and all she did was smirk at me; now I know she has a plan.
"Well, we'll probably get something to eat while we're there. Right after though, we'll head back to the Cullen's place. Is that okay?" I asked him, going along with Tanya.
"Well, is this Tanya person responsible?" Charlie asked me; making Tanya snort at the question.
I actually had to hold back a chuckle myself. Charlie just asked me if a coven leader of vampires, that's been alive for about a thousand years, is responsible. I get why he's asking, though you would think he would think that a teenager would just tell him whatever he wants to hear to get a yes. It's just funny that the one time he asks, he's questioning about this particular person.
"Yeah, she is." I answered confidently.
"Well, I guess then. Just make sure to be safe and not to do anything reckless." Charlie cautioned, just like a concerned parent should. The thing is though, is that I'm nowhere near the reckless type… unless you count hanging around a bunch of vampires reckless.
"Thank you dad; I promise we'll be good." I said, making Tanya snort in amusement again.
"I'm not promising that." Tanya muttered under her breath.
Completely choosing to ignore that comment, I hang up my phone and started my truck again. Instead of heading towards the Cullen's house, I headed towards Port Angeles.
"I don't really know what we can do in Port Angeles either though." I admitted after I had started driving.
"Well, there are a couple things that come to mind." Tanya said; her voice sounded so much like a purr that I couldn't help but blush at what she was insinuating. "But, I think we could just settle on perhaps… a bookstore?" Tanya asked.
From the corner of my eye I saw her not so quickly put her phone away and I decided to call her on it since I'm pretty sure I know what she was doing.
"Are you texting Alice?" I asked, keeping my eyes once again firmly on the road.
"Of course not; why would I choose to give my phone any attention over you; especially since we just met?" Tanya asked in a teasing voice, making me smile but thankfully not blush. "But she has been texting me and I would feel rude if I didn't at least look at them." Tanya said with a smirk that I'm starting to think means that she's up to something.
The only reason I can think that Alice would text Tanya, without Tanya answering her would be that Alice saw Tanya in a vision and was telling her. I think I know what Alice is spying on for Tanya, but I'm not sure I want to admit it right now.
"Nothing bad I hope?" I asked, skirting around the topic.
"That at all; if anything, she's making it all the better." Tanya answered.
"Is that why you picked to go to a bookstore? Was it something Alice told you?" I asked.
The temptation to look at her just got a lot stronger. Thinking that Alice is helping Tanya spend more time with me is not at all helping my resolve to not be a creeper and stare at her while I'm driving. Actually, thinking about anything having to do with Tanya at all, is not helping with my resolve.
"Yes; Alice thought it would be a good idea when she saw we were clueless of what to do in Port Angeles. She says you apparently are a fan of books." Tanya said, her voice sounding triumphant.
I'm not sure why, but I'm one of the few drivers that drive how we are technically supposed to. I keep both of my hands on the steering wheel and at the designated locations. Most drivers that I know of at least, usually only keep one hand on the wheel and the other to their side on in their lap. I guess Tanya felt that I should have a hand in my lap as well because as she spoke I felt her hand placed gently just above my knee.
I briefly looked down to confirm that it is in fact Tanya's hand on my leg and not just my imagination. Once I confirmed that it is in fact Tanya's hand, I quickly stared straight ahead again, this time with a blush on my face; but I won't say anything about it. Having her hand there, it… it feels nice. It's nothing that Edward and I have really done too much over. I mean, he's held my hand a couple times, but even then it looked like it pained him to even do that. This though, I like it. I'm guessing Tanya does to or she wouldn't have done it; at least I hope that's the case.
"Do you like reading?" I asked; mentally high fiving myself for not stuttering. I'll just ignore the fact that it took me a couple seconds to find my voice; but I didn't stutter! That's what counts.
"Not really. I don't mind it if there's nothing else to do; but Alice says you do so I'm more than happy to do something that makes you happy." Tanya said.
Her thumb started rubbing my thigh very lightly and it took everything in me to not shiver at it. It's almost like Tanya is trying to get me to react in some way. This time I felt my face go red a little at the intimate contact. Normally, I swear, I don't let people I just meet touch me like this; but with Tanya, I really want her to. In fact, if I have to be really honest, I want to get even closer to her. There's no way I'll do it, since I'm technically not single, but it would be nice.
"W-well, thank you." I answered, damn, I stuttered. I was doing so good to.