Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight
On the other side of a street I knew / Stood a girl that looked like you / I guess that's deja vu / But I thought this can't be true...
"I'm beginning to see a pattern," I grumbled, throwing back my covers and staggering out of bed.
About fifteen minutes later, I found myself in the cramped car heading towards Forks high school.
"When can I get my own car?" I asked.
"Dunno," he shrugged, a little smirk on his face.
I rolled my eyes. "You just don't want me sneaking out of the house to meet boys."
"Well, yes," Tony admitted. I muttered to myself, slouching in my seat as he pulled into the parking lot. I noticed the Cullens had congregated alongside a nice red convertible. Idly, my eyes scanned them. I noticed that Edward wasn't there (Good. He won't be hateful towards Bella today) and neither was Jasper.
Is he okay? The scene from the cafeteria played over again in my mind. Something clicked in my mind. How did Alice know my name? Huh. She must be in one of my classes. She looks like a junior, anyway.
"Are you getting out or what?" Tony asked jokingly.
I rolled my eyes and kicked the door open. "Only if you go grocery shopping after work," I grumbled. "There's no food in the house."
Tony imitated me. "Nag, nag, nag," he muttered sourly.
I popped my head back in. "You know you love me," I replied, grinning.
Tony rolled his eyes. "Yes, yes, now shoo."
The second day passed smoother than the first. Bella had been nervous all day about her upcoming biology lesson, but I tried to assure her that Edward wasn't here today. No go, though in gym she seemed in a better mood – slightly.
Nick and I had another nice conversation today, though it took a little time to get it going. He was a pretty cool guy, and I hoped that we would become good friends.
A week passed. One morning half-way through the second week here in Forks, after waking up to Maroon 5's Payphone, I trudged down the stairs to see Tony casually eating a bowl of cereal. I grabbed a bagel and throw it in the toaster. "So when are you going into work today?"
He glanced up at the clock. "Right now, actually." He stood up and grabbed his jacket.
I blinked. "Wait, what about me? I still need to-"
"Look outside," Tony interrupted, a grin forming on his face.
Curious, I trotted over to the window just as my bagel popped back up. A grin spread over my face. "Tony! I love it!"
Parked outside was an old, beat-up white car. It was in better shape than Tony's, but still far from new. I didn't care, though. It was mine. I grabbed Tony in a hug before dancing around the kitchen, singing Jason Mraz songs at the top of my lungs.
Tony shook his head. "I should have checked you into a loony bin a long time ago," he teased.
I rolled my eyes. "Go away~."
People's heads looked up curiously to see a new car in the parking lot. When I climbed out they all turned back to their business. I had parked next to Bella's car, and she smiled when I climbed out. "Hey, Kate."
"Morning, Bella!" I replied brightly. "Like my new car?"
"It's nice," she replied hesitantly.
"I've named it Fabio." I locked Fabio up and walked with Bella towards the school, chatting animatedly about the newest chapter in my novel. It was colder this morning than previously, but I didn't mind. "Do you think it will snow?" I asked ccuriously as we sat in English, preparing for a pop quiz.
Bella shrugged, but I was rewarded as we walked out of the class to be met with swirling white bits. Excited, I danced around in it happily. "I love the snow!"
"Ew." Bella's face betrayed disgust as she stared at the flakes.
Mike glanced at Bella in surprise. "Don't you like snow?"
"No. That means it's too cold or rain. Besides, I thought it was supposed to come down in flakes – you know, each one unique and all that. These just look like the end of Q-tips."
I burst out laughing. "Haven't you ever seen snow fall before? Besides, I like this kind of snow fall best!"
"Sure I have." She paused, considering. "On TV."
A snowball whizzed by me and struck Mike on the back of his had. Whipping my head around, I saw Eric walking away in a hurry. I laughed as Mike prepared to retaliate, but followed Bella to our next class.
Throughout that morning everyone was excitedly talking about the snow. On the way to lunch, snow balls were flying everywhere. One smacked me on the side of the head. "HEY!" I protested, turning to see Nick. An impish expression was fixed on his face as he grinned at me.
Diving towards the snow, I grabbed a handful and raced after him. Seeing what I had in mind, he tried to make his escape but I was faster. I grabbed his arm and managed to dump my snow down the back of his shirt.
Laughing, I watched as he wriggled, trying to escape the cold. "Poor Nick," I teased, and laughed as he mock-glared at me.
"I'll get you back," he promised, but I simply shrugged and hurried to catch up with Bella and Jess in the cafeteria.
I walked into the building and down the hallway towards the cafeteria. Before I could move any farther, a low voice with a hint of a southern drawl said, "Excuse me." I turned to see Jasper. His hair was damp with snow and his eyes a bright gold. "My name is Jasper Hale."
"Hi. I'm Kate Turner," I replied, smiling at him.
"I would like to apologize for the other day," Jasper explained.
An image of the scene in the cafeteria flashed through my mind. "Oh, no problem. Are you okay?"
He paused for a second before nodding. "Yes, I'm fine."
There was an awkward silence for a moment. "What class do yu have next?" Jasper asked curiously.
"Chemistry with Young," I replied.
He flashed me a half-smile and I momentarily forgot how to breathe. "So do I. I shall see you next period."
"Okay. Bye," I said, walking into the cafeteria and zoomed over to my usual table, giving Nick a high-five on the way.
"Bella, what are you staring at?" I heard Jess ask as I approached. Following her line of sight, I looked over to the Cullen's table to find Edward back and staring at Bella.
"He's not glaring, is he?" I asked, sitting down and stealing a fry from Mike's plate. "I'll give him a piece of my mind if he is."
"No," Jess replied, sounding bewildered. "Should he be?"
"I don't think he likes me," Bella admitted, putting her head down on her arm.
Jess shrugged. "The Cullens don't like anybody...well, they don't notice anybody enough to like them." My mind flashed to Jasper in the hallway. Weird. "But he's still staring at you," Jess added.
"Stop looking at him," Bella hissed.
Jess snickered, but I sent her a warning glance and she looked away from the Cullens. I snuck a peek myself and saw that Edward was indeed still staring at our table.
And so was Jasper.
I caught Jasper's gaze, gave him a small smile, and looked back down, stealing another fry from Mike's plate.
Chemistry might actually be interesting today.
Well, some Jasper in this! As you can probably tell, I'm following the books just because I like them better than the movies xD Easier for me too.