This is the rewrite of Impossibly Yours. Bella was born Jacob's sister, like she had wished in New Moon. But what happens when she meets Edward? Chapter Five is up now!
6. Cook Out
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There was a cook out the next day. Jacob was really excited about it, probably because there would be food. A lot of food. Our house wasn’t exactly a restaurant, and Jacob was never actually able to fill his stomach. I, personally, was a little worried about him, but Dad didn’t seem to have a care in the world about it. I tried to take his advice and not worry, but that was a little hard considering my brother was acting strange lately. Dad wasn’t even angry at the dining room table being turned into splinters.
My life was being shaken up like a snow globe and the pieces left over were flutter ding down around me in a very disorganized fashion.
But that didn’t stop my brother from dragging me to First Beach and making me socialize. He tried to buy me by saying some kids from Forks were coming. I instantly froze, since Mike would undoubtedly be there. He loved these kinds of things.
It wasn’t as if I didn’t like Mike, but I just didn’t like him the way he liked me. Especially now since Edward Cullen has become the center of every thought in my brain. He was a great friend, no doubt about that, but I didn’t have the energy to tell him that we wouldn’t be going out together again.
After completely freaking myself out over Mike, I took the moments afterwards to breath in deeply and clear my head. Sure Mike and his friends were coming, and someone else who was much more hazardous to my sanity wouldn’t be there. Vampires or not, the Cullens never set foot on our lands. I winced subconsciously. Why would they stay off our lands if they weren’t vampires?
Ever since I saw Edward Cullen, I knew something was different about him. It took my a little while to come to terms with it, but at the moment, it was pretty hard to deny the facts. It took days, weeks, for me to gather up the courage and go against everything I ever known.
Yes, mythical creatures do exist and Edward Cullen defiantly is one.
I shivered, chills going up my spine. I was addicted to a vampire. Not a Cyclops, not a unicorn, not a nymph…but a vampire, the one thing all the children in La Push were taught to hate. I groaned internally, just wanting to fall through the cracks on my floor.
“Bella!” Someone’s voice struck me out of my thoughts. My eyes snapped open-I didn’t even remember closing them- and my head whipped towards my door. “Bella, come on! We’re going to be late!” Jake called. I smile weakly and grabbed the nearest pair of shoes I could find. They were old, falling apart flip flops, but I didn’t really care enough to change them. I would be taking them off at the beach soon enough anyway.
I stomped down the stairs and almost flew off them when I tripped over…well nothing. Jake fortunately caught me before I smashed my head against the floor.
“Trying to be a bird, now, Bella?” Jake joked and ruffled my hair. I glared up at him. It was sometimes hard to remember who was the older one. Jake was so tall and I was so short and stingy. And no one could deny the muscles slowly showing up on him. It was hard to fathom how he was so huge. He must have been going for early morning runs or something.
“Let’s just go,” I mumbled. “The sooner we get there, the sooner we will leave.” Jake just rolled his eyes and pulled me out the door. I started to walk towards my truck, but Jake stopped me by grasping my shoulders.
“We’re not going to take your truck, Bella,” Jake said. He turned me around so that I faced another car. My eyes boggled and I gasped. “I finished it when you were out doing…whatever you were yesterday.” I didn’t even have the brain thought at the moment to think about Edward. “Isn’t it awesome?”
“Yes!” I squealed. I started to jump up and down with excitement. “You actually finished it? You built the whole car!” The Rabbit was sitting in the garage for the past year or so. Jake was slowly fixing it up. But I never expected him to actually finish it.
“Yep. This will be it’s maiden voyage,” he beamed. He jogged over to the car and hopped in the driver’s seat. He patted the seat next to him and I gladly got in. While I was looking in wonderment around the car, Jake pulled out of the driveway and started to drive down the road.
It was a short drive, but I felt even shorter than normal. Probably because this was the last place I wanted to go to. Even my brother’s handmade car couldn’t make this occasion fun for me.
“Aw, don’t be a spoil sport,” Jake said after pulling into an invisible parking space by the trees next to the beach. He pulled his keys out of the ignition before stuffing them into his pant’s pocket. “You’ll have fun, believe me.” He patted my shoulder before stepping out of the car. He lopped over to the food table while I stepped carefully out of the car. It probably wasn’t too late to run for it, but I decided in the end it wasn’t worth it. Only a couple of hours. It wouldn’t be the end of the world. I didn’t even see Mike there; he was either working late or had a lot of homework.
I sat on one of the logs in front of the bonfire for a good thirty minutes before someone sat next to me. She looked nice enough; she even smiles at me before taking her seat. I smiled back and we sat in silence for a couple of minutes before either of us had the guts to say anything.
“I’m guessing you’re from La Push,” she said. “I haven’t seen you in Forks. Hi, I‘m Angela.” I nodded and took another sip of my drink. I cursed my usually shyness for the ten millionth time.
“Yeah, I live pretty near here actually,” I answered. I looked around quickly before I spotted Jake talking with Quil over by the water. I pointed to him. “I’m Bella and that’s my brother.” Angela nodded briefly.
“Older?” she asked. I shook my head before blushing.
“Nope. He’s my younger brother.” I laughed quietly at the completely shocked look on her face.
“But-But he’s…huge!” she exclaimed. I only laughed even harder. Her eyes were wide when they turned back towards me. She suddenly blushed and looked down. “Sorry,” she muttered.
“Don’t be,” I said. “It’s the usual reaction.”
It was easier for both of us to talk to each other then. There was practically no topic left unturned. We were chatting about a movie we both saw years before when a large shadow enveloped us. I looked up to see Jake hovering over us. He had a smug smile on his face and plopped down next to me. He looked over at Angela and grinned.
“You actually got my sister to interact at a party,” he said approvingly. “I salute you.” I raised his hand to his forehead like the people in the military do. He smiled at Angela and she immediately flushed pink. I elbowed him lightly and tried to shove him off the log. He didn’t budge an inch.
“Go bother someone your own height,” I mumbled. He held his hands up defensively and stood up.
“Angela,” I said.
“Angela,” Jake repeated. He smiled at her again. “Maybe you can bring Bella out of the sulking hole she buried into.” He ran away before I had the chance to smack him. I glared at his retreating figure.
“Sorry about that,” I sighed. Angela was still pink and to my surprise was grinning.
“It’s fine,” she laughed. “Your brother’s fun to be around.” I couldn’t disagree with her. Jake was like a walking halo of happiness. If he was happy, it was like every else around him was also. “Oh!” she exclaimed before scrambling up from her seat. She glanced down at her watch and smiled apologetically at me. “It’s getting late,” she said. “I’m expected home in twenty minutes.”
“Oh,” I said, getting up with her. I was sad to see her leave. She hesitated a moment before tuning back to face me.
“Would you like to go shopping with me sometime?” she asked tentatively. I was frozen with shock for a moment.
“Yes, sure!” I agreed when my brain processed the request. Another person my age and my same gender wanted to hang out with me. I was amazed.
We exchanged phone numbers and emails before she jogged over to her car. I watched her drive away in shock. Jake walked over next to me and grinned triumphantly.
“Say it,” Jake prodded. I didn’t feel like being angry with him.
“You are a miracle worker,” I sighed before walking over to his car. While we drove home, for once my thoughts were clean of anything supernatural.
“I like you’re friend,” Jake stated when we pulled up on the side of our street. I rolled my eyes before opening the car door.
“You’re hopeless,” I grumbled before closing the door behind me.
“It’s fun being hopeless,” he retorted. I rolled my eyes again before trudging towards our front door. “Bur really, Bella,” he said, for once serious. “Be sure not to loose this friend. You need someone to hang out with that’s not me or a book.”
“Okay,” I muttered before running to my room. I knew he was exactly right. I did need someone to hang out with. Maybe I would call her tomorrow and arrange something. God knows I needed something to distract me.
I fell asleep and I dreamed of a bonfire. Two topaz eyes were staring back at me from it’s depths.