Meeting the Cullens.
Once the group got around the cafeteria, building three was easy to spot. A large 3 was painted on a white square on the east corner. Harry and Draco noticed that Bella was starting to slightly hyperventilate as they approached the door. As they entered the room they noticed that it was small. The people in front of them stopped just inside the door to hang up their coats on a long row of hooks. They copied them and hanged up their coats.
They were two girls, one a porcelain-coloured blonde, the other also pale with light brown hair. They took their slips up to the teacher, a tall, balding man whose desk had a nameplate identifying him as Mr. Mason. He gawked at them, sending Draco his own look of pity. Draco wanted to growl at the man that he didn't need his bloody pity. They saw Bella flush in embarrassment.
The man at least sends them to their seats without letting them introduce themselves to the class. The students managed to stare at them even though they were sitting in the back. Their stares were starting to irritate him. Draco read through the reading list the teacher had given him. Bronte, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Faulkner. Draco was glad that Severus had made them read the books.
Draco ignored what the teacher was lecturing about and glanced at Harry. He was staring off in space with his face still blank. Draco hoped that now that they were starting over that he would be able to show more emotions. When the bell rang, a nasal buzzing sound, a gangly boy with skin problems and hair black as an oil slick leaned across the aisle to talk to them. "You're Isabella Swan, Draco and Harry Malfoy, aren't you?" He looked like a gossiping nerd. "Bella." Bella corrected him.
Everyone within a three-seat radius turned to look at them. "Where's your next class?" He asked them. "Um, Government, with Jefferson, in building six." She answered. The nerd boy looked at him and Harry expectantly. Draco sighed and reluctantly answered. "Same." Everywhere they looked they met curious eyes. "I'm headed toward building four, I could show you guys the way…I'm Eric." He said.
Bella smiled tentively at him. "Thanks." They got their coats and headed out into the rain, which had picked up. Several people behind them were walking close enough behind them to eavesdrop. "So, this is a lot different than Phoenix, huh?" He asked Bella. "Very." She answered. "It doesn't rain much there, does it?" "Three or four times a year."
Eric then turned to them. "Where are you two from?" He asked him and Harry. "England." Draco answered curtly. "Oh, that would explain the accents." They walked back around the cafeteria to the south buildings by the gym. Eric walked them right to the door, though it was clearly marked. 'It might be because he has a crush on Bella.' Draco thought. "Well, good luck." He said to Bella. "Maybe we'll have some other classes together." He sounded so hopeful saying that to Bella. Draco wanted to sneer at how pathetic he was.
The rest of the morning passed in about the same fashion. Except Trigonometry. The teacher, Mr. Varner, was the only teacher that made them introduce themselves. Bella stammered, blushed and tripped a few times when introducing herself. It was when Draco started introducing himself and Harry that everything went to hell. Mr. Varner had abruptly stopped him and told him that Harry can introduce himself.
Draco tried explaining that Harry didn't want to talk, but the teacher wouldn't have any of it. The class and teacher looked at Harry expectantly, but he only looked at them blankly and without any emotion. The teacher started getting angry and Draco blurted that Harry was mute.
Mr. Varner flushed in embarrassment and hastily apologized at them. One girl in their Trig class and Bella's Spanish class walked with us to the cafeteria for lunch. She was tiny, several inches shorter than Bella and Draco. She was the same height as Harry. She also had wildly curly dark hair. Draco found her annoying as she continued to prattle on about teachers and classes. They sat at the end of a full table with several of her friends.
Draco vaguely answered their questions and ignored their pitying looks. It was really starting to annoy him. Draco saw Bella looking somewhere with her mouth slightly open. He looked in the direction she was looking at. There sitting in the corner of the cafeteria were five beautiful beings. One was a big, muscled guy with dark curly hair. Another was tall, lean, but still muscular and had honey blond hair.
The last boy was lanky, less bulky with untidy bronze coloured hair. One girl had a beautiful figure and wavy golden hair. The other girl was short, pixie like, thin and her hair was a deep black, cropped short and pointing in every direction. All of them were chalky pale, dark golden eyes and dark shadows under their eyes.
Draco and Harry shared a look. They knew that they were vampires, but according to their eyes they drank animal blood and not human blood. "Who are they?" Bella asked Jessica, still looking at the vampires. Draco saw the vampires looking over at their table. Clearly they had heard Bella, but they quickly looked away. Jessica giggled and also looked over at the vampires.
"That's Edward, Alice and Emmett Cullen, and Rosalie and Jasper Hale. They all live together with Dr. Cullen and his wife." She said under her breath. "They are…very nice looking." Bella said. "Yes!" Jessica agreed with another giggle. "They're all together though. Emmett is with Rosalie and Jasper is with Alice." "They don't look related." Bella commented.
"Oh, they're not. Dr. Cullen is really young, in his twenties or early thirties. They're all adopted. The Hales are brother and sister, twins and they're foster children." "They look a little old for foster children." Bella said. "They've been with Mrs. Cullen since they were eight. She's their aunt or something." "That's really nice of them to take care of all those kids like that when their so young." Jessica reluctantly agreed. "I think that Mrs. Cullen can't have kids though." Draco tried holding himself at bay at the way she said that. He tuned out the rest until lunch was over, not wanting to listen to anymore gossip. He glanced at Harry and saw him glaring at Jessica. Clearly he didn't like how she was badmouthing the Cullens.
Who should Bella be paired with?:
Jasper and Alice
Or someone from Harry Potter