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Fall For You

Summary:
Areana, Isabella's friend from home, moves to Forks to live with her brother. Isabella introduces her to the Cullens, and they all become fast friends. What will happen when Areana takes a liking to a certain vampire? Watch as Areana's life takes a deadly toll. CHAPTER SIX AWAITING VALIDATION!!! I decided to make Chapter Six the end of this fic. It just fit way too perfectly to pass up the oppertunity to end it that well. But, never fear, a sequol is already being written and will pick up exactly where chapter six left off. :) Photobucket Banner by me :)


Notes:
This is my first Twilight story and I hope you all enjoy! I apologize in advance for all the dialogue...ugh, dialogue is not my favorite part of stories, nor my best. I'm much better at descriptions...which will be in the next chapter. Enjoy! --Emma


2. Chapter 2--I Can't Do This

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“Eh, we’ve got Bella, Edward, and Alice when she comes,” he replied, leading Areana over to a table.

“Ana! I see you found all of your classes,” Bella said.

“Uh, yeah. All of them,” Areana replied, glancing at Jasper.

“Jasper! You didn’t!” Edward exclaimed. Jasper started laughing.

“I couldn’t resist it! Hey, I gave her the option. She came of her own free will,” Jasper replied.

“What is going on?” Bella asked, confusion written on her face.

“Why don’t you ask your friend,” Edward replied , glaring in mock anger at Jasper.

“Well…I sort of…kind of…skipped class with Jasper,” Areana said quickly, smiling innocently at Isabella.

“Ana! You skipped class on your first day?!” Isabella exclaimed, “Which class?”

“Well, second half of Calculus and Bio…” Areana replied, her voice trailing off. She awkwardly played with her water bottle cap. Isabella launched into her responsibility speech, giving Areana a piece of her mind while Jasper sat silently laughing. Isabella jerked her head around and glared at him.

“And what are you laughing at? You should be setting a good example for her! It’s her first day here and you’ve already got her one day behind in two of her classes!” she exclaimed, still glaring at Jasper. He tried, unsuccessfully, to put on a serious face.

“Areana, I am so very sorry for taking you away from Calculus and Bio, and I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive for me careless, irresponsible actions,” Jasper said, dramatically grabbing Areana’s hand. Edward placed his hand over his mouth, holding in his own laughs.

“Well, I guess I can forgive you, Jasper, but it’s going to take some time,” Areana replied back with mock sadness.

“Fine. I get it. Go ahead and fail. When you’re taking Calculus and Bio next year, you’ll remember this conversation,” Isabella said, jumping up and storming off.

“Now you’ve done it you two,” Edward sighed, following after Isabella.

“She is joking, right? I was only kidding,” Jasper said staring after Isabella and Edward.

“I don’t know. Bella can be a little…odd at times. Especially with me. She flipped out on me all the time back in Phoenix. I’m a horrible procrastinator and I think she just worries about me sometimes,” Areana replied. The cafeteria began emptying out.

“Shall we?” Jasper asked, holding open the double doors for her. Areana nodded her thanks and they walked off to class.

***

“So, are you staying with Bella?” Jasper asked as he and Areana walked out to meet Edward and Isabella in the parking lot after school.

“Oh, no. I’m staying with my brother, Eric. Well…technically I’m living in his house, not with him.”

“You live alone?” Jasper questioned seriously.

“Yeah. Well, I mean I’ve always kind of taken care of myself. I mean, my parents have been divorced since I was three. My dad owns a business and my mom…well, Patricia is more interested in clubbing than taking care of a kid. I’d rather live by myself and have my best friend back than live with family and be all alone,” Areana explained. Jasper glanced at her out of the corner of his eyes, an odd look taking over his face.

“Well, it certainly took you guys long enough to get here,” Edward snapped.

“Sorry,” Areana replied, jumping in the back with Jasper. She glanced curiously at Jasper who just shrugged his shoulders. Edward drove faster than usual, squealing to a halt in front of Areana’s house.

“Thanks,” she said jumping out. Isabella slammed her door violently.

“I need that book back I let you borrow yesterday,” Isabella said, anxiously tapping her foot.

“Uh, sure. Come on in. We’ll just be a second,” Areana said as Edward rolled down the window. He tapped the steering wheel, obviously irritated by something.

“What happened?” Areana asked quietly, pulling out her keys.

“I’ll explain later. I’m too angry to explain right now,” Isabella whispered back. Areana stared at the front door, cocking her head to the side.

“What?” Isabella asked. Areana gently twisted the knob, pushing the door open a crack.

“I know I locked this when I left this morning,” she mused, more to herself than to Isabella. Isabella shoved the door open a little farther with her foot. Broken glass covered the rug at the base of the stairs.

“Maybe we shouldn’t go in there. I mean, maybe we should go get Charlie or something,” Isabella said, taking a few steps away from the door. Areana shook her head.

“No…it’s fine. I probably forgot to lock the door. I mean, I wasn’t exactly paying attention. It’s just…weird,” Areana replied, taking a step into the house. Isabella grabbed her arm, pulling her back.

“Seriously Ana. There could be a burglar, or worse, a murderer in there. Please don’t go in!” she pleaded. Areana pulled her arm away.

“Look, Bells, it’s fine. No one is in the house. Look, if you’re too freaked to come in then I’ll just bring the book back to you tomorrow. You’d better go before Edward leaves without you,” Areana said, gently shoving Isabella towards the car.

“But-”

“Bye!” Areana said, closing the door before Isabella could protest any longer. She looked down at the broken glass.

“I suppose I could’ve done that bringing my stuff downstairs…” she mused, scratching her head. There was a faint tapping on the front door. She sighed, flinging the door open.

“Bells, it’s fine! No one has murdered me yet, I’m pretty sure we’re good,” Areana said, irritated at Isabella’s persistence. Jasper laughed and walked into the house.

“Bella asked Edward and I to take a look around,” he said, closing the door behind Edward.

“Bells, you are way to paranoid for your own good,” Areana replied, jogging upstairs. She gasped as she saw a pile of clothes thrown in the hallway. Jasper silently walked up behind her.

“Ok, I know for a fact that I did not do this,” she said quietly, staring at the pile of clothes.

“Jasper! Ana! Get down here!” Isabella yelled.

“What?” Areana asked breathlessly at the bottom of the stairs.

“Someone has definitely been in here,” Edward said, still looking around the room, alert for any sounds.

“Well, they’re obviously gone now,” Areana replied, following Edward’s gaze into the kitchen.

“You can’t possibly be thinking of staying here?!” Isabella exclaimed.

“Well, Bells, where else do you expect me to stay? I highly doubt Charlie wants a houseguest and I don’t think I can fly back to Phoenix and be back in time for school,” Areana said sarcastically.

“You could stay with us,” Jasper said, looking to Edward for support.

“Charlie wouldn’t mind. He would rather you stayed with us then alone in a house someone has already broken into once,” Isabella said seriously. Areana took one last look upstairs.

“Alright. I’ll stay with you. To be honest, I am kind of freaked,” Areana replied, walking towards the stairs.

“What are you doing?” Isabella asked nervously.

“I’m packing some of my stuff, Bella. Chill,” she replied, disappearing upstairs. Isabella looked helplessly at Jasper, pointing after Areana. Jasper followed her upstairs. He walked in just as Areana was quickly stuffing clothes into a rather large tote bag. He watched as she crammed as much clothing as she could into it.

“Is there a method to this madness?” he asked, smiling as she tried to cram one last pair of pants into the overstuffed bag.

“Yes. It’s called cram as many articles of clothing as possible into one tiny bag,” she replied, picking up another bag, stuffing it full of some more clothes and shoes.

Five minutes later she had four tote bags filled with almost every article of clothing she owned. She grabbed two of the bags before Jasper took the others.

“I can that. You don’t have to,” she said, reaching for the bags. Jasper shook his head, taking her two bags as well.

“It’s fine. I got it,” he replied. They stuffed her bags in Edward’s trunk before speeding off towards Isabella’s house. Jasper helped Areana carry her things into the house while Isabella and Edward talked on the porch.

“Bella? That you?” Charlie asked, appearing around the corner with a plate of what looked to be macaroni shaped like a brick. He smiled when he saw Areana.

“Ana, what a nice surprise. What brings you here?” he asked.

“Well, someone kind of broke into my house and Bella refused to let me stay,” she said cautiously, knowing that Charlie, being a cop, would obviously make a big deal out of a break in.

“Someone broke into your house while you were at school?!” he exclaimed, setting the plate down on the end of the couch. Areana nodded. Charlie stalked off and grabbed his gear.

“I’m going to check it out,” he said, heading for the door.

“No, really. It’s fine. Whoever did it is already gone.”

“All the more reason to check it out,” Charlie replied. Edward and Isabella walked in as Charlie was exiting.

“I’ll be back, Bells. I made some dinner and put it in the microwave for you,” he said, making sure the door was locked behind him. They heard his car door slam as he drove off.

“Ugh, let’s go see how much damage Charlie did making dinner,” Isabella said, taking off towards the kitchen.

“Bells, where can I put my stuff?” Areana asked following Isabella into the kitchen.

“You can just drop it off in my room. I hope you don’t mind sleeping on my couch,” Isabella said apologetically.

“Not at all,” Areana replied, taking two of the bags from Jasper. He followed her up to Isabella’s room, setting the bags down on the couch as Areana did. She flopped down on the couch and sighed, covering her face with her hands. Jasper sat down beside her, moving one of the bags out of his way.

“Bad day?” he asked, trying to lighten the mood. Areana laughed.

“Very. Eric’s going to kill me when he finds out. That was mom’s vase,” she said, rubbing her temples.

“Well, he should at least be grateful that you weren’t there when it happened. I mean, you could’ve gotten hurt,” he said, patting her shoulder. She instantly felt relaxed.

“You don’t know my family,” she said bitterly.

“Well, I am glad that you didn’t get hurt,” Jasper said, his eyes locking with hers.

“What are you guys doing up there?” Edward called. Areana shook her head, coming out of her trance, her lungs screaming for air; she hadn’t even noticed she was holding her breath. She glanced at the clock; they had been sitting like that for almost five minutes. Jasper jumped up.

“Uh, I’m sorry,” he mumbled, the room’s atmosphere turning to one of embarrassment.

“It…it’s fine. My fault,” she replied, managing a nervous smile.

“Come on! Let’s go Jasper!” Edward called upstairs. Jasper opened the door, turning back to face Areana before leaving.

“See you tomorrow,” he said, smiling.

“See you,” she replied, smiling back. After Jasper closed the door, Areana fell back on the couch, staring up at the ceiling. She covered her face with her hands.

“I can’t do this,” she whispered.

“Do what?” Isabella asked, startling Areana. She jumped up pretending to be engrossed with unpacking.

“Oh, um…skip class anymore. I really…can’t…do it,” she mumbled, folding up a pair of jeans. Isabella shook her head, delving into one of the bags.