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2nd Personal Sun

Bella and Edward have decided to move away to Alaska. Jacob is still trying to cope from the pain of losing his true love, and is unintentionally tearing himself away from the pack. But, what if, Leah and Seth Clearwater had an optimistic little sister to begin with? Can she be the one to brighten Jacob's outlook and save a crumbling pack from falling forever? But, what if something happens to Jake that will effect her just as badly in the end? Can she make it through the scenario and still maintain her sense of trust? More importantly...can she make it out alive? new chapters added!


4. Chapter 4

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Seth and Kiralee started setting the table while the aroma of gooey cheese and parsley wafted around the kitchen. Sue Clearwater was tossing a large salad, while Emily Uley was stirring a jug of lemonade. All the other guys were in the family room, catching up on some sports scores. In the mix of the entire bustle, the doorbell rang.

“Can somebody get that?” Sue called, juggling the dressing and a plastic bag of greens.

“Sure thing,” Jacob’s voice said, and you could hear the squeak of the couch as he got up and walked towards the door.

When he opened the door, Ginger White was standing there, in a dark blue sundress and white flip flops. Before coming, she was nervous about sending the wrong impression to her new friend Kiralee’s family—so she tried to look casual.

“Hello?” she said shyly, her arms folded behind her back. “Is this the Clearwater residence?”

Jacob smiled, hiding his confusion. “Um…yeah, it is. And you are..?” he prompted.

“I’m Ginger White,” she said, sticking out her hand. “You’re Jacob Black, right? Kiralee invited me.”

Jake shook it. “Yeah, that’s right. I am. C’mon in,” he said, stepping back.

She hesitantly stepped into the front hall. Jacob closed the door behind her and walked back into the family room with the guys, but sneaking one last glance at Ginger. Suddenly, and to Ginger’s tremendous relief, Kiralee bounded towards her from the kitchen.

“You made it!” she said, smiling broadly. “Don’t be shy,”—she took Ginger’s hand and led her forward—“let me introduce you to my family.”

First, Ginger shook Seth and Emily’s hand, introducing herself. Then she met Sue, Billy, Embry, Claire, Quil and Sam.

When they all sat down for their dinner in the small but cozy kitchen, everyone bombarded the delicate table, grabbing slices of pizza and bowls of salad. Folding her napkin onto her lap, Sue asked, “So, Ginger, Kiralee tells me you two met at the market today.”

“Yes, ma’am,” Ginger smiled. “We had a nice conversation.”

“Well, don’t be shy,” Sue smiled. “Tell us a little about yourself.”

“Okay,” Ginger said, thinking. “My name’s Ginger White, and I just moved to La Push a week ago from my apartment in Houston. I’m still getting used to the rain,” she giggled, and shot a glance in Kiralee’s direction. “Well, I live here alone; my parents live in Greece with my aunt. I recently took a job at the local bookstore…I really like to read, so it works out well. I’m also into motorcycles…but I don’t know how to ride them.”

“I do,” Jacob muttered, grinning in spite of himself.

“Cool,” Ginger smiled; hearing his boast while Embry and Quil rolled their eyes next to her. “Do you think you could teach me?”

Jacob’s expression twisted, as if he bit into a lemon and was trying to mask it. “Er…yeah, if you want.”

Everyone except Ginger fidgeted; uncomfortable in their seats. Kiralee bit her lip, and tried to think of something to change the subject.

“So…” she started, clearing her throat and faking a smile. “Does anyone want to…go outside? It’s really nice out.” She suggested. “We can…I don’t know, play some… basketball or football.”

“Sounds good to me,” Quil said, standing up and throwing his napkin on the table. “Let’s go.”

Kiralee glared at him.

“Wanna come, Ginger,” she asked flatly, internally praying that she came because she’d feel very awkward if just Quil got up.

Ginger nodded. “Sure. It’ll be nice to soak up some sun before it starts raining again.”

As they got up to leave, Jacob followed. “I’ll come.”

Ginger smiled at him, and he smiled back enthusiastically.