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Friendships

Summary:
I could not understand why she liked it so much. The rain. When we were in her room packing for her to leave and she mournfully threw all her tank tops into a pile to give to me, she said that she hated Forks because of the rain. Now, on the phone when I called her in response to the wedding invitation, she sounded like the rain was the greatest thing since…well Edward Cullen, her fiancé. For being so against marriage at a young age, Aunt Rene and my mother sure were exited about this wedding. So much so, that we were flying in two weeks early in order to help out. Edward/Bella, Jacob/OC


Notes:
I can't stop writing. It's boardering on obessive.


5. Looking at You

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Somehow I convinced my mom to let me stay with Charlie. I think Jasper may have helped with that, apparently he can control emotions or something. Anyway, I would be staying for the rest of the summer. Within a month, my cousin would be dead and Charlie would get a phone call saying that she had died in a car crash. I would comfort him, knowing the truth. It made me hate her a little, that she would put people through so much pain. I didn't want to think about it. I hated the feeling of hate...if that made any sense at all.

The first weekend I was there, Charlie told me that he was going to go fishing with Billy Black and that if I wanted to come and hang out with Jacob I could.

"I saw you two talking at the wedding. Jacob's a great kid."

I agreed right away. I wanted to be with him and I think he needed someone to help support him also. We would be quite a pair and it would be quite a pity part. I put a number of things in my messenger back, just in case, including a few books and my ipod.

The Black house was very nice. Small and red, it looked like it was barely big enough to hold Jacob. I laughed a little at the thought. Jacob opened the door and his solemn face broke into a grin when he met my eye.

"Evelyn!"

Charlie raised an eyebrow. "Didn't know you liked her that much."

Jacob just smiled at him. "Dad's almost ready," he said.

Billy came out and, after a lecture on staying out of trouble, they left.

I stood on Jacob's porch, shifting awkwardly from one foot to the other.

"So..." I started.

"C'mon," he said, suddenly, grabbing my wrist and pulling me off the porch and down the road.

"Where are we going?" I asked, as I tried, with no success, to pull my wrist out of his grip.

"The beach."

I hadn't expected him to answer. Usually when I asked where we were going the person taking me would say, "You'll see."

"What's at the beach?"

"Sand."

I narrowed my eyes at the grin he was giving me. It faded when he saw my glare.

"We don't have to go to the beach if you want to do something else," he said quickly.

I blinked, surprised that he cared about what I wanted to do. "N-no the beach is fine."

The smile was back and he nodded. "Great."

The beach was rocky and the waves were too big for anyone to swim safely in. There were however, boys ducking through the waves and laughing. A girl, about my age, sat with a smile on her pretty face watching them.

"Kim," Jacob called to her.

Kim looked up and waved. "Hey, Jake."

"Jared out there?" he asked.

Kim rolled her eyes. "Of course. He, Paul, Embry and Seth. They're teaching the kid bad habits." She laughed.

I looked out to see the three boys who had followed me from the store all those weeks ago. That explained a lot.

"You must be Evelyn," Kim said, looking up at me.

My face much had conveyed my surprise because she said. "Jacob told us about you."

"Really?" I asked incredulously.

"You know, he had to tell us about the person he gave away all our secrets too."

I sat down next to her. "Are you a wolf too?"

Kim laughed and shook her head. "No I'm an Im-" Jacob coughed. "I'm Jared's girlfriend." She shot an unexplainable look at Jacob.

He was staring out at the waves.

"I suppose you want to go play with your friends?" I asked with a mock hurt expression.

He thought I was serious and made to protest. "No. It's fine."

"Oh go," I laughed, laying down on my back and closing me eyes as I pretended to sunbathe. Of course there was no sun with made it a little difficult. I got him to laugh, however, and when I cracked my eye to look at him I was awarded with a view of his chest when he pulled his t-shirt over his head.

Kim caught me looking and laughed again. "They all look like that you know." She too lay down and closed her eyes.

"I think I'll like it here," I replied.

I must have fallen asleep, because the next think I new I was jerked awake my Kim's squeals. "Jared, you jerk I was asleep."

I sat up to find Kim being held close to a boy in dripping wet swim trunks. His hair was short and shaggy as he shook his head spraying water droplets everywhere. Kim squealed again and playfully hit him in the chest. He laughed and sat down, holding her in his arms. She just shook her head.

I didn't even realize Jacob had sat down next to me, until I felt warmth behind me. I turned to face him and his three other friends. All wore identical grins on their faces.

One met my eyes. "Sorry we scared you that one time."

I blinked in surprise. "Um..."

"You smelt like leech and I wasn't expecting it. I did not realize you were human at first until I recognized Bella's scent on you. I put two and two together."

"Why did you follow me then?"

"Those Italian vamps had been sighted before the wedding," Jacob said. "You were close to Bella and we did not want anything to happen to you."

I nodded a little. "Oh. I forgive you then."

He grinned. "Good. I'm Embry by the way and this is Paul and Seth. Jared is bugging Kim."

I looked over my shoulder at the pair to see that Jared was finding that Kim was very ticklish around her arm pits.

"They're cute," I said turning back to face the boys. I found Jacob staring at me. I looked away, not liking the fact that I could not figure out what his eyes were saying.

Paul laughed and Embry elbowed him in his stomach. "Shut it," he whispered.

The days passed much like this, though I spent more time with Jacob then the others. In fact Jacob came and picked me up almost every day. I was glad I wasn't alone, knowing what I know, and Jacob was good company. I found I craved it and when I was in Bella's old room, laying in her bed and trying to fall asleep, I missed him. I now know why she clung to him. He had a way of making unpleasant memories disappear. I found myself thinking about my cousin at night and I hated it. I wondered if her eyes would still hold all her emotions when they were gold...or even red.

That thought made me shudder. Bella didn't have it in her. Not the Bella I knew anyway, but then again, she was dying. It was as if she was a different person. I pulled me knees up to my chest and tried to ignore those thoughts. I always stayed up as long as I could doing things so I could have less time to think about it before sleep over took me.

The day before Bella was set to be change, I was just drifting off to sleep when my cell phone rang. The song was House of Wolves, by My Chemical Romance. I had put it on Jacob's number as a joke. Why would he be calling me at one in the morning?

I flipped open the phone, but before I could say anything, Jacob's husky voice hit my ear. "I need to talk to you." He sounded frightened and it scared me a little. The last time he had been scared was at the wedding.

"Alright," I said slowly. "Talk."

"Not over the phone. I need to see you face to face."

"Jake?"

"Please."

"When?"

"Right now."

"Jacob, it's one in the morning." What could be so important that he needed to see me right away?

"I'll come and pick you up. Can you sneak out?"

I heisted. It would be easy sneaking out. I did it just two days ago to play hide and seek with Jacob, Paul, Embry and Quil, but I did not know what Jacob was going to say. It could be something I did not want to hear. "Alright," I said finally. "I'll be at the end of the driveway."

"Thank you." He hung up.