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A New Dawn

Summary:
The Cullens make some new friends... A story about what happens after Breaking Dawn... New characters and old characters... Have fun reading :)


Notes:
Okay this story was kinda hard to write. I'm very much Team Jacob and it was hard to write about someone who doesn't have a problem with Edward. But hey, I stuck with it and here we go... one awesome story.


2. Chapter 2

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“Jaq!”

“Hey, Nathan.”

“I was so worried about you. I thought something had happened.” Nathan was beside himself. “I was so close to running off after you to check you were okay.”

“I’m fine.” Jaq smiled.

“What happened?”

“I found some other vampires.” She explained. “Remember that scent we smelt on the way in? That was them.”

“Other vampires?” Nathan looked worried. “How many? What did they do to you?”

“There were eight, but they didn’t do anything. They’re vegetarians like us and I couldn’t pick up anything particularly bad on their auras.”

Eight?” He asked incredulously.

Jaq nodded. “It was scary at first but I think they’re okay.”

“You sure?”

“Not absolutely certain, at least three of them have got talents, but they seem to be alright. They invited me back.”

“What did you say?”

“I said I’d think about it. I wanted you to check them out before I started trusting them.”

He smiled. “You have more insight to these things than I do.”

“I still wanted you to check them out first.”

He rolled his eyes. “What do you think we should do?” He asked.

“I’m not sure.” Jaq frowned, sitting down on the sofa. “How about … wait until morning. Go get some food for Connor down the road, then maybe check them out. If we still don’t trust them we could just move on to somewhere else. We were going to anyway.”

He nodded. “Okay, that sounds smart.”

“Jaq?” Came a small voice from the doorway. She looked up.

“Connor, what are you doing up?”

“I had a nightmare.” He shrugged.

“Again?”

He nodded and she sighed. She held out her arms and he walked over to hug her.

“Can I sleep out here with you two?” He asked.

Jaq looked over to Nathan. He shrugged and she sighed.

“Okay then. I suppose.” He grinned and laid his head down on her lap. “Straight to sleep though.” She warned, stroking his hair. He nodded and closed his eyes.

“Did he stay asleep while I was out?” She asked too low for Connor to hear.

Nathan shook his head. “He woke up at least three times with nightmares since you left.”

Jaq sighed. “Poor kid.” She whispered.

-~*~-

“Shop brand or Food brand?” Jaq asked holding the two packets of noodles.

Connor shrugged. “I dunno.”

“You’re the one who eats them, kid.” Said Nathan with a grin. “Not us.”

“They both taste the same to me.” Connor replied glumly.

“Hey,” Jaq frowned. “Cheer up sweetie. It’s okay.”

“I miss them, Jaq.”

She smiled sadly. “I miss them too.” She pulled him into a hug. “But we’ve got to keep going - for them. Okay?”

He nodded. “Yeah, I know…” He looked at the two packets of pasta in her hand. “They really do both taste the same you know.”

Jaq sighed and rolled her eyes theatrically. “Well how are we supposed to choose, eh?”

“Oh! I know!” Nathan exclaimed grabbing the pasta and putting them behind his back. “Which hand?”

“I bet he picks the right.” Said the girl on the other side of the isle. It was Alice. How had they not noticed her there?

“Hello.” Jaq said shocked.

“Hey Jaq.” She grinned, her face as bright as her aura.

“I take it this is…” Nathan trailed off. Jaq nodded.

“Yeah, I met her yesterday.”

“Hi!” Alice beamed. “I’m Alice.” She held out a hand.

Nathan shook it. “I’m…”

“…Nathan.” Alice finished for him. He looked sideways at Jaq. She mouthed the word psychic and Alice giggled.

“Oh.”

Connor stepped forward confidently and held his hand out. “Hello, I’m Connor.”

“Alice.” She grinned and shook his hand. Then looked up to Jaq. “So do you want to come back with me? The others are dying to see you all.”

Jaq hesitated and looked at Nathan. He shrugged his shoulders.

“They’re not sure they can trust you.” Connor explained.

Jaq felt her mouth drop. “No… I … we…”

Alice gave a tinkling laugh. “It’s okay, Edward told us you didn’t trust us yet. So… are you coming?”

“O-okay…”

“Great.” Alice grinned. “I just need to buy a few things and then we’ll go.” She held up the basket of food in her hand. Jaq frowned for a moment then realised it was probably for appearances.

“Yeah, we’d better pay for this too.”

“Meet you at the doors.” Alice said before walking towards the freezer section.

“I guess we’ll just have to be on our guard.” Jaq said as she chucked the Food Brand pasta into the basket.

“I think she seems alright,” Nathan mused. “But yeah like you said we’ll just be on our guard.”

“I like her.” Connor chirped up.

Jaq smiled at him – he was always so trusting - and together they walked towards the cashier.