I woke up the next morning in my bed thinking about that creeper I encountered in the woods yesterday. He looked seriously familiar, especially the eyes and the hair.Ugh, those damn eyes! The only person I could think of with those same characteristics is Edward Masen, but I know that was definitely not him. I shoved my sheets to the side and trudged to the bathroom to take a quick shower. When I was done, I changed into ripped in the knee skinny jeans, a gray racer back, and a black and gray plaid button-down shirt. I slipped on my black converse and shoved my cell phone in my pocket. I slowly descended the stairs to see my dad sitting on the couch.
"I got some pancakes from the diner a few blocks away. They're on the table," he said when he saw me. I nodded.
"Alrighty, then," I responded. I walked into the kitchen and saw a brown paper bag. I ate slowly, savoring the taste of those delicious, fucking amazing pancakes. I downed my drink and dumped my contents in the trash. I hurried up to the bathroom to quickly brush my teeth. Once I was done, I grabbed my backpack.
"Mmkay, let's go," I called to Charlie.
The ride to school involved a very important conversation.
"So, when am I going to get my license back?" I asked. Charlie sighed.
"You're suspended, Bells," he replied.
"I haven't had my license since the beginning of the year."
"You violated your first offense."
"Yeah, but since I'm in a new state, I get a new one, right?" He raised an eyebrow at me. "I'm guessing that's a no..."
"Uh huh," he replied and dropped me off in front of the cafeteria. "Have a good day at school."
"Highly unlikely," I responded before I closed the door. I slung my backpack over my shoulder and headed to my first class.
"Bella!" a voice chirped. Alice ran up to me. "Hey, girl! What's up?" I chuckled.
"Oh, you know, going to class..." Alice was skipping beside me. Edward appeared shortly, glaring at his sister. "Hey, Edward," I greeted to him with a wave and smile. He waved back and grinned, then continued glowering at Alice. "Um, is there a reason you're giving Alice the evil eye?" I asked him.
"Yeah, Eddie, why are you?" Alice sweetly asked. He met my gaze and looked down.
"Uh, no reason," he muttered. I shrugged it off. He uncomfortably cleared his throat. "Um, so, you ready for English class?"
"Yup! I'm always ready when it comes to learning!" I said, rolling my eyes. Alice giggled. We arrived at Building 3 (The English Building).
"Bye, guys! Oh, Bella, remember to speak Spanish next period!"
"Okay." I waved as Edward held the door open.
"Wait, Edward!" She ran up to him and whispered something in his ear, making him scowl at her. She playfully winked and made her way north. He rolled his eyes while I silently laughed at their exchange.
"Come on. Let's get to class," he grunted. I let him lead the way. We sat in the seats we sat in yesterday.
"See ya in Bio, Edward." He waved to me as he walked to Building 2. I sat next to Alice when I made it to Spanish class.
"Hola, chica!" Alice exclaimed with a wave.
"Hey!" I greeted.
"Bella, hablas en Español," she said in a perfect accent.
"Speak in Spanish," she whispered looking and making sure the teacher doesn't look over here.
"Oh, right! Uh... what's Spanish for-" A throat clearing interrupted my sentence. I looked up to see the Spanish teacher staring at me. "Sorry, uh, I mean..."
"Lo ciento," she responded.
"Yeah, that. Sorry, I mean, lo ciento. I, uh, no you, uh..." Fuck, I don't remember any of this.
"Don't hurt yourself. I'll let it slide but just today," she said chuckling.
"Thanks, uh, I mean, gracias," I replied. She walked back to her desk.
"You're so lucky Señora Padilla is nice. With any other teacher, you won't get away with speaking English easily. Last year, I had Señora Goff, and we had to speak Spanish the entire second semester. I had a full letter grade taken away because I accidentally said a sentence in English," Alice whispered in my ear.
"Jeebs, that sucks," I responded.
"I know, right." The bell rang and everyone took their seats. Señora Padilla started talking in Spanish. Boy, this is going to be a long hour...
Lunch arrived quicker than I thought it would. Edward and I walked together to the cafeteria talking about the new Biology project we're working on. The project involved a lot complicated shit that would take years for me to understand completely. Okay, that was an exaggeration, but Edward gets it just fine... lucky bastard.
"It's pretty simple, Bella," Edward said. I rolled my eyes. "You just have to look at it in a different perspective."
"Um... I'll figure out later." I said as we sat down next to Alice and Jasper.
"I doubt you will."
"Oh, you know me so well, even though you knew me for two days!" I exclaimed, wiping a fake tear from my eye. He smirked and rolled his eyes.
"Dramatic much?" He shoved a french fry in his mouth. "Bella, I want to help you understand. Try this, put yourself in a scientist's shoes and think about what you would do in a situation where-" Edward was cut off by a throat clearing.
"Sorry to interrupt whatever you're explaining. It's just that I have a feeling Bella doesn't really care," Alice said, looking over at me.
"Yeah... sorry, dude," I said while stabbing my fork into a few pieces of salad. Edward rolled his eyes again and took a bite out of his cheeseburger. Silence filled the table.
"So Bella, how was your second day in Forks?" Alice asked with a mischievous glint in her eye. I shrugged.
"Eh, can't complain. I met someone in the forest though."
"Really? Who?" She tilted her head to the side. Edward started glaring at her.
"This dude. He came out of the bushes or something like that, like he was creeping at me. Then he was coming on to me."
"Oh, man. Did you do something?"
"I kicked him in the balls," I said nonchalantly. Alice burst out in laughter. Her shoulders were shaking violently. I raised an eyebrows. If Edward's glare was a weapon, Alice would have died already. Jeez, what's he all angry about?
"Okay... okay... I'm good... Sorry, um the way you said it was funny." she said, catching her breath. Jasper whispered something in her ear and she whispered something in return. Looking back at what happened yesterday, I could help but feel something... like, the guy yesterday is near me, or something... I can't help but think about his eyes. Oh, those damn fucking eyes! They were abnormally green, I mean I never seen that shade of green before! Holy fucking shit, I just want to bang my head on something just thinking about them! I don't know why, I just want to! So, deal with it, nothing personal. Okay, that was a mess. I don't usually freak out like that. Let's think of something else... um... I'll just try to get a song stuck in my head... All Time Low sounds good.
"Bella? Helloooo?" Alice was snapping her fingers in front of my face.
"Ah! What, huh?" I looked around to see the cafeteria almost empty.
"Ready to go?" Edward asked, looking at his watch.
"Oh, um, yeah." I picked up my tray and dumped its contents in the trash. We said good-bye and went our separate ways to our respective classes.
"So, what happened at lunch?" I asked Bella as we walked around the gym during P.E.
"What do you mean?" she asked.
"We were having a conversation, then all of a sudden I lost you."
"Oh, that, well, I guess I zoned out."
"You also had this weird expression on your face. You were either smirking or doing something with your lips, and one of your eyes were squinted and the other one wasn't." It looked like she was straining her face from something.
"Ugh, really? Well, that's attractive," she snorted. I chuckled and shook my head. We were silent for a little while. "You know that guy I encountered, or he encountered me, I doubt I used encounter right in that last one, um, do you know him? If you don't that's okay, but if you do, um, do you know his name by any chance?" Bella asked me nervously. I pressed my lips together and stared straight across.
"Well, you never told me what he looked like," I said even though I knew who she's talking about.
"He had messy bronzy, coppery hair and his eyes were... very, very green," she said. Shit! What do I do? What do I do? Should I lie and say I don't know him? Or do I give her a fake name? So many outcomes swam in my head as I thought this through. If I say I don't know him, and she see me with him then she will know I was lying to her. If I give her a fake name, and she sees him again somehow then Edward might not catch on in time. Damn him and his slowness! Oh, what do I do?
"His name is... Anthony Cullen." Oh, I hope this works.
"Like Dr. Cullen?" She knows Carlisle?
"You know Dr. Cullen?"
"Yeah, he was at the police station when my dad and I were there."
"Oh okay, well, he's Edward's and my adopted father and Anthony is his... nephew so, that makes Edward and I and , like, his adopted cousins...?" she thought for a second, "Yeah, adopted cousins."
"Oh, well, that's interesting... and confusing..."
"Yeah, it's pretty messed up."
"So does Anthony live with you guys?"
"Uh, no, he lives with his parents in Port Angeles."
"What was he doing in Forks then?"
"Oh, he visits from time to time," I said with a shrug. "Hey, wanna toss a volleyball around?"
"Alice, don't change the subject."
"Sorry, it's just that... I don't like talking about him."
"Well, he's sorta a manwhore, okay, he's a huge manwhore, and a shameless bastard."
"Oh, okay. I understand." Coach blew his whistle, signaling it's time change back into our regular clothes.
"Hey, Bella!" I called to her before she walked out of the locker room.
"If you see... Anthony again, please don't give him any satisfaction, like he's winning you over," I pleaded.
"Don't worry, I won't lead him on." The final bell rang. "Finally! I wanna go home!" I laughed as we walked out to the parking lot. Edward was leaning against the Volvo, staring at Bella. He locked eyes with me and my smile faded. Shit, when he finds out... I'm so fucked.