A/N: What's this? Another update! Sorry it took so long. It's getting hard to find time to write. Anyway, thank yo to everyone who read and reviewed last chapter! I got some really great reviews that made me want to write a lot more! Special thanks to Emma Lee Rose! This chapter's a little different since it's in Ren's POV. I just wanted you all to know how she was feeling about everything. Enjoy!
I sat in the driver's seat of Bella's old, red pick-up truck as I drove her to school. We hadn't spoken much since our argument last night. I still slept in her room but she barely acknowledged me. An awkward silence had fallen over the cab of the truck and I sighed, deciding to try and break it.
"Are you still mad at me?" I asked, looking over at Bella, who was sitting straight up in her seat, staring out the windshield, her lips in a straight line. She turned and caught my eyes and I pouted, hoping that it would have some sort of effect on her. She rolled her eyes and looked back out the windshield. I turned back and tried to push the truck a little faster. I tried to change the subject, hoping it might work. "I don't think Charlie likes me very much."
"Yeah, well, you didn't exactly give him a great first impression," Bella mumbled. I felt my lips twitch up into a small smile. At least she was talking to me again. I replied, without thinking of what I was saying.
"He looks just like your da-" Bella cut me off.
"They were twins, Renesmee," she muttered, using my full name, warning me to drop the subject. I felt my smile deflate as we pulled onto the road of Forks High School. I looked over at her as she raised a shaky hand and ran it through her hair.
"Are you sure you're okay to go today?" I asked, worried. She seemed really tense.
"I'm fine," she stated.
"Well you're shaking, you're incredibly tense, and your eyes are dar-" She cut me off again.
"I said I'm fine," she stated, stronger than last time. I sighed and gave up. I pulled into the high school parking lot a few minutes later and pulled around to a place where Bella could get out. She grasped the handle of the door but I grabbed her other wrist before she could get out. I put the car in park and turned towards her, grabbing her face in between my hands and forcing her to look at me. Her eyes met mine and after a few moments, she relaxed a bit and her eyes softened slightly. I leaned forward and rested my forehead against hers.
"I'm sorry," I whispered, quietly. Her eyes shut and she nodded. She took a deep breath and I felt it blow against my skin. We stayed like this for a few seconds. Out of the corner of my eyes, I noticed Alice standing on the sidewalk across from where the truck was parking, glaring through the window, with her fists clenched. I rolled my eyes and leaned toward Bella, planting a chaste kiss on the corner of her mouth. Her eyes opened instantly, confused. I smiled a bit at her and saw Alice spin around and stomp in the direction of a building. "I'll pick you up later, okay?" She nodded.
"Tell Jake I said hi," she said quietly. I smiled and nodded before letting her face go and watching her lips twitch into a small smile before she climbed out of the truck. I watched her walk up to the sidewalk before I started the truck up again and pulled out of the parking lot. It wasn't a very long drive to La Push. Before I really knew it, I was driving past smaller looking houses. It was then I realized that I didn't actually know which house Jake's was. I sighed, frustrated and decided to keep driving until I found someone that I could ask.
As I was driving my thoughts drifted to Jacob. I had heard him arguing with Bella yesterday before we went to the restaurant and I wondered what that was about. I made a mental note to ask him about that today. He seemed like a really nice person and ever since I'd met him, I couldn't stop thinking about him. I couldn't stop thinking about his boyish features like his short black hair that framed his tan face perfectly. My eyes were drawn to the dark ink on the side of his arm, making me notice how muscular he actually was. I know, from discussions with Bella about shape-shifters and he fit the profile for one flawlessly.
I was brought out of my thoughts at the sudden realization of someone directly in front of the truck. I slammed on the brakes and the engine groaned. The truck stopped in time and I sighed, relieved before finally seeing who it was.
"Jesus Jacob!" I shouted, getting out of the truck and slamming the door as I walked up to him and punched his shoulder playfully. "Don't do that!" He smiled, letting his dimples show and I rolled my eyes.
"Sorry gorgeous," he murmured. I smiled. "So, uh, where's Bella?" He asked, rubbing the back of his neck, nervously.
"You invited me to come hang out with you and you want to talk about Bella?" I asked, slightly annoyed.
"No! That's not…" He trailed off. "I was just wondering, you know, how is she?" I sighed and shrugged.
"I," I stopped myself. "I dunno Jacob. Maybe I should go ask her," I told him, turning around, ready to get back into the truck. I was stupid to think he wanted to actually hang out with just me.
"No!" He yelled and grabbed my wrist. I stopped moving and he slid his hand down to hold mine, before tugging on my hand, forcing me to turn around and face him. "Don't go. I'm sorry." I looked at him for a moment and sighed, giving in. For some reason, I couldn't just walk away from him. He smiled and nodded to the side while talking my hand. We started walking down the road. "It's just… well… Bella's not very happy with me right now…" Jake trailed off.
"Yeah join the club," I mumbled, without thinking. Jake turned to me and rose an eyebrow.
"What did you do?" Jake asked. I bit my lip and wondered if I should answer him. In the distance, I noticed a parking lot and then water further on. We continued to walk towards it.
"You first," I murmured. Jake suddenly looked nervous. He thought for a second and looked over at me.
"Ladies first," he said, sounding unsure. I rolled my eyes.
"I dunno. She's just mad cuz I may have told her that I'm not sure that we're supposed to be together anymore," I said quietly. Jake perked up again.
"Why do you umm… why do you feel like that?" He asked. I was quiet for a little bit as we got closer to the parking lot and I recognized the sand on the other side and realized it was a small beach.
"I'm not sure… I just feel like things have change, you know?" Jake nodded slowly.
"Okay! Your turn!" I sang. By now we had reached the sand and I had forgotten how much I loved the feeling of sand underneath my feet. Jake sighed and rubbed his neck again.
"I'm not supposed to tell you this," he said, sounding worried. I stopped walking and furrowed my eyebrows.
"What?" I asked, confused. Jake stood in front of me and looked into my eyes.
"Bella's mad at me-"
"Yeah, I gathered that, Jake," I cut him off.
"You shouldn't or you won't, Jacob?" I asked, getting annoyed now. Why does Bella get to have such a huge say in my life? Jake stopped for a moment and looked out at the water. "Jake," I murmured.
"There's this thing… shape-shifters do," he started. I waited for him to continue. "You know how vampires mate?" He asked. I nodded, slowly, not liking where this was going. "Well shape-shifters sort of do the same thi-"
"Are you telling me that you've mated on Bella?" I snapped, jealously.
"No! Of course not. And it's called imprinting and-"
"So you imprinted on Bella, very nice Jake. I think I'm gonna go," I snapped again as I turned around and started walking towards the parking lot.
"No! Renesmee! Wait!" Jake called after me. I heard him following me but I didn't stop or turn around.
"Why should I Jacob?!" I shouted back.
"Because…" He trailed off and I rolled my eyes. "Because it's you! I imprinted on you!" I froze. He imprinted on me? Not Bella? So I just made a fool of myself yelling at him? Awesome.
"What?" I asked. I watched Jake walk in front of me and he looked into my eyes like no one's ever done before.
"I imprinted on you," he said slowly, nervously.
"Not Bella, Renesmee. You," he whispered and cupped my cheek with his large, warm hand. I swallowed as he leaned towards me. His warm, minty breath blew against my face and I leaned into him. Right before our lips touched the annoying ringtone of my phone went off. I groaned and pulled away from Jake, yanking my phone out of my pocket. I noticed the caller ID: Bella. I flipped the phone open.
"Bella, this better be important," I growled into the phone.
"It's Alice," I heard a familiar voice say on the other line. "And it is important. How soon can you get to the school?"
A/N: Hope you liked it! We're getting closer and closer to finding out what Ren and Bella are... any ideas?