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Newport Living

Summary:
A little different from your average Twilight story- Jasper Whitlock has recently moved in with his cousin, Edward Cullen after his mom dies from cancer. He meets neighbor, bad girl, Bella Swan, & her older brother, Emmett, & Shortly after he meets, Emmett's girlfriend, Rosalie Hale & Bella's best friend, famous actress, Alice Brandon. Join them as they deal with being students at an elite Prep school, alcoholic parents, acting gigs, make ups, breakups, and a lot more... Think The O.C meets Twilight. We promise, it's a lot better than the summary makes it seem. Pictures for the story can be found here:
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100001037472823&ref=profile Rated M: for underage drinking, language, possible lemons, and drug use.


Notes:
This story has ideas from both Twilight, and the show The O.C, we tried to mix humor, drama, and romance to appeal to everyone, we also tried to make it a little different from your usual fanfiction... it doesn't start out canon couples, but we have plans on making sure it ends up that way. Disclaimer:: Stephenie Meyer owns all things Twilight & the writers/producers of the O.C own anything we may have borrowed from them =]


3. Flirtatude

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CHAPTER 3

JASPER POV

'What the fuck are you wearing dude?" I asked, gawking at what my half retarded cousin had walked out of the dressing room wearing.

"It's a Power Rangers shirt. Isn't it awesome?" Edward asked as he executed some weird kick move I'm sure he had seen on the show.

"No, it's anything but awesome. In fact it is anti-awesome." I replied as I looked around trying to see if anyone else noticed what my cousin was wearing. Maybe I could play it off like I was his Special Olympics' sponsor if someone were to see us together.

"Come on Jasper, the Power Rangers rocked! In each episode you had a life lesson, some kung fu fighting, and a big cheesy Vol-tron monster fight all rolled into one. What was not to love?" Edward asked checking out his shirt in the dressing room mirror.

"Well… where to start… the bad voice over dubs? horrible plot lines? the fact that all the females went from having curves on their body to being scrawny boys once they got in uniform?" I taunted.

"I always thought Tommy was hot." Alice replied appearing in the dressing room as she dropped off another handful of clothes for each of us to try on.

"Huh?" I replied as I sorted through the clothes, she was crazy if she thought I was buying some of these.

"I remember watching it on Saturday morning reruns… Tommy was the green one, and then later the white ranger. He was hot. After he left the show, I stopped watching." Alice said as a sly smile spread across her lips.

"Where's Bella?" I asked, trying to change the conversation.

"She's picking out clothes for our trip to L.A." Alice informed us, smiling again.

"What are you going to L.A. for Alice? another big movie premiere?" Edward asked.

"Nah, I got a job as a dancer in the upcoming video for Breaking Dawn and Bella is coming with me." she explained.

"So are you some kind of professional dancer or something?" I asked confused, and even more so when both Edward and Alice started laughing at my question.

"No Jasper, I'm an actress, or I was until I decided I needed a break. Too much time away from my friends and family, and not enough time being a normal kid, so I'm taking a break to chill and finish high school with my friends." Alice told me, and I suddenly wondered if I had ever seen her in anything.

"Now I feel like an idiot" I proclaimed when I couldn't place her from anywhere.

"Aw, it's okay sweetie, I'm glad you didn't get all star struck over me, it's refreshing." Alice said giving me another nice smile.

"So what are you guys talking about in here?" Bella asked as she entered the dressing room with a small handful of clothes.

"Oh just telling the guys about our upcoming weekend. I'm so excited!" Alice squealed, yes, literally squealed - a noise I am positive only dogs and the mentally defected could hear.

"Yeah it will be fun. You'll be dancing all around some hot boy band while I hold your water and towel you down when you get sweaty." Bella joked.

"I'm sure if you ask the guys in Breaking Dawn nicely, they'll gladly let you towel then down instead, in fact, you could probably clean them off with your-"Alice began, but was quickly interrupted.

"I don't think Jake would like that" Edward interjected quickly, stopping Alice before she finished her perverted train of thought.

"yeah, he probably won't like it, which is why he's not invited along." Bella said firmly as she vanished into the dressing room.

"Who is Jake?" I asked, wishing they'd explain, hello, new kid here.

"Jake is an asshole." Alice and Edward said in synchronization.

"Jake is the kid who picked me up from the barbeque yesterday. He's sort of my boyfriend," Bella replied from behind the dressing room door "and yeah sometimes he's an asshole." she added.

"Well, I know that's what I look for in someone to date." Edward added, rolling his eyes.

"Shut up, your girlfriend probably has a bigger dick then you do." I shot back, causing both girls to erupt in laughter as Bella stepped out of her changing room wearing a dress. I'm not sure if it was just the dress, which admittedly, was hot. But add the hot dress to Bella's awesome body and mix in the fact that I could see some ink on her sides made the scene way hotter then I expected.

"You might want to wipe the drool off of your chin." my idiot cousin added with a chuckle.

"Bella! that dress is hot, you have to get it! The boys of Breaking Dawn won't be able to keep their hands off of you!" Alice exclaimed grabbing Bella by the hand and making her do a little twirl.

"So that the ink you were talking about… What is it exactly?" I asked now intrigued, since I could see only the tops of what looked like letters sticking out of the low cut top of the dress, and because I didn't want to hear any more about the handsy boy band.

"It's my name down my right side and my older brother Emmett's name down my left side, with a small swan under each of the names." Bella explained as she checked herself out in the mirror.

"Rib tats had to have hurt." I said knowing that ink on bone was suppose to be pretty damn painful, but it was pretty hot that she had the balls to sit through not only one, but both sides.

"They do hurt, like a bitch, but after I got my first one, I couldn't stop, I had to get these." Bella said with a coy smile.

"You have another one?" I asked, interested.

"Yeah, and if you're a good boy, I might let you see them all sometime." Bella said with a really flirty smile. Damn she knew how to work her game.

"Or maybe if you are a bad boy you can see them sooner." Alice added. "Come on Bella we need to find shoes to go with that dress!" She said pulling Bella out of the dressing room behind her.

"What was that shit about her ink dude?" Edward asked still trying to strut around in that damn Power Rangers shirt.

"Nothing, she mentioned something about it at the barbeque, and now I'm even more interested in how much ink she has and where." I replied.

"Watch it with her Jasper. Jake is fucking crazy dude. They fight, break up, make up, have sex, rinse, lather, and repeat. It's like some horrible teenage soap opera playing out before our eyes with the two main leads always want each other but never seem to be able to make it work, it's annoying." Edward said as he finally took off that damn shirt.

"So Edward, ever think of getting some ink? It might distract girls from some of your paleness." I asked while still thinking over what Edward had said about Jake and Bella in my head. I mean yeah, she was hot and I was interested, but did she want me? or did she just want an escape from Jake?

"Yeah… I thought about it, but then I thought about how bad Mom and Dad would kick my ass when they found out so I decided no…for now." Edward said sheepishly.

"Aw, poor baby, tell you what… I'll talk to Esme and Carlisle and if they are cool with it, we'll hit the shop in a few days and get you all inked up." I told him. My cousin needed something to break out of this weird nerd cocoon he seemed to have trapped himself in, and if I could help, I would.

"Oh my god! I love this song!" Alice exclaimed as she rejoined us in the changing room.

"Yeah… Kings of Leon is cool but I'm sorry, a song titled 'Sex on Fire' just doesn't seem healthy. I mean any kind of burning sensation in that region and you should consult a doctor." Edward said smugly.

"I think it's more about a fire of passion burning into a hot flame between you and your lover and less about the actual sex burning." Bella replied, as she walked out of the dressing room, sadly back into her regular clothes, and giving me a sly smile.

"I agree I think it is about wanting someone so bad you feel like you are going to burst into flames from lust." I said looking at Bella and giving her a little wink and smile. Yeah, two could play this flirting game girl, bring it.

"So… we were planning on hitting the arcade next, if you girls are done shopping you are welcome to join us…" Edward trailed off, kind of quiet. I was glad he asked, that meant I didn't have to.

"I'm game, how about you?" Bella asked giving Alice a look that I could not quite decipher.

"You know I can't resist hanging out with my bestie and two cute guys, I'm in!" Alice proclaimed after the girls silent exchange.

"To the registers then." I added as we walked out of the dressing room.

"Then to the arcade" Edward replied.

After we paid for our stuff, which by the way was the most expensive purchase I had ever made, but the rest of them didn't seem to realize how much, or how big of a deal it was, so I just went along with it, we dropped it off at our respective cars and started the short walk over to the arcade.

"What should we play first?" Alice asked as we were getting tokens from the machine inside the door.

"I rock at Guitar Hero, so I vote for that." Edward said practically running over to the machine. God sometimes he was such a dork.

"Oh man I will spank your ass and make you like it at Guitar Hero!" Bella challenged, following him over.

"I would pay to see that" Alice and I both said at the same time.

"You are going down Swan!" Edward quipped while adjusting the guitar strap on his lanky frame.

"I am going to make you my bitch Cullen." Bella snapped back, grabbing the other guitar. We stood around and watched them for a little bit, but Bella and Edward were in their zone of colored buttons and strumming motions which left Alice and I out of the loop for a bit so we ended up wandering around looking at other games, occasionally playing one or keeping the other company.

"So... does Edward really have an online girlfriend?" Alice asked playing a game of pinball.

"Yeah, the poor guy is essentially dating his laptop." I sighed, shaking my head.

"Edward has always been a bit weird and nerdy, but he's nice and really cute at the same time." Alice admitted not taking her eyes off the pinball machine.

"I would have agreed if you would have said very weird and nerdy and dropped the cute part." I laughed, "But yeah he is family and his parents rock so I guess I will keep him." Maybe if Alice had a thing for Edward it would help Bella and I get together, I decided to keep that in the back of my mind for now.

We were silent for a minute, the sounds of the game taking over as we settled in comfortable silence, until Alice broke it. "Jasper, I'm really sorry about your mom. My mom passed away a few years ago, but luckily I still had my dad, and now I have my step-mom who is pretty great. But, it sucks horribly and you will always miss her, not a day goes by that I don't miss my mom, but it does eventually start to suck less with time." she said softly, and gave me a small smile, it was the first time anyone had said anything about my mom, and while I was surprised that she actually got it, at the same time grateful for her understanding, But, I still didn't want to think about it, and all the pain it was still causing me.

"Thanks Alice, your sweet." I told her, smiling.

"That's what friends are for Jasper." Alice replied giving me just the opening I needed.

"So... since we're friends, would you mind telling me if I have a shot with Bella? I know she's with Jake, but she's obviously not happy with him and you guys seem to think he's an ass..." I trailed off, hoping she would give me the answer I wanted.

"Honestly... Jake is a huge ass, and he's only getting worse, and Bella seems more fed up with his shit than ever. It's the same old story, ya know?" she asked, and when I didn't show any recognition, she sighed and continued. "They break up, and she swears she's done with him, but he comes crawling back, begging her for another chance and swearing that he's changed... but he never really changes. It only gets worse... Really Jasper, you're gorgeous, sweet, have the bad boy attitude, and have ink, so I would say your chances with Bella are very good." Alice finished, eyeing me up and down, I guess assessing me for her friend.

"Thanks darlin'" I smiled and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek.

"Jasper, if you turn out to be as bad as Jake, or worse, I will not hesitate to cut your balls off and feed them to you." Alice said giving me the death glare. I was kind of terrified of the wee little woman in front of me at that moment. Luckily, I was saved from my terrifying daydream about just how bad Alice would hurt me if I ever pissed her and/or Bella off when I heard Bella's voice.

"Say it Cullen! you know you want to" she taunted, loudly. Alice and I exchanged glances and made our way over to the two.

"All right, I am your bitch, Bella Swan." Edward said, defeated, and loudly.

"told you!" Bella teased as she did some weird, but cute, little victory dance.

"How about we play some skee ball next, so I can also make him my bitch?" I asked.

"Kinky Jasper, very kinky" Bella replied as we made our way to the skee ball game.

"Two guys together is kinda hot." Alice added.

"You girls are sick and demented." Edward said.

"Just the way I like em." I replied.

******

Alice POV

"Okay, so now that Jasper has totally schooled us all at Skee ball, can we please get food?" I asked, interrupting Jasper's taunting. He and Bella were such sore winners.

"Daniella's is right across the pier." Edward suggested, rolling his eyes at his cousin.

"Yummy!" Bella exclaimed "Daniella's has the best cheeseburgers in Newport!" she rubbed her stomach for effect as she talked.

"You mean... you girls are going to actually eat in front of us.. guys?" Jasper asked, finally stopping from his gloating, now he just looked surprised.

"Uh.. duh?" I asked, giving him a strange look as we began to leave the arcade.

"Um, Hi... have you seen my monster of a brother? The one who always has some sort of food in his hand, or mouth? We share the same genetic makeup, of course I'm going to eat!" Bella laughed as she linked her arm through Jasper's and lead the way towards Daniella's.

"So, Edward... it's good to see you outside." I said as we fell into step behind the other two. "I always thought you may be a vampire who couldn't be exposed to the sun or something." I giggled, nudging him playfully to let him know I was just playing around.

"Well you see, I've been around for so many years that I figured out a secret so I can be out in sunlight." he joked back, winking at me.

"Ah, I see... so you must be the creature who left those god awful marks on Bella's neck." I chided, making sure I was loud enough for her to hear me.

"Hey! Fuck you, bitch!" She called back, looking back at me to stick her tongue out... so mature.

"No, that's too sloppy for any vampire to have made." Edward rolled his eyes, "obviously it was some kind of mutt marking his territory." he chuckled as we walked into the restaurant. Daniella's was cute, since it was on the beach, it kept with the beach theme, flip flips, sunglasses, and all the booths and tables looked like, or actually were, beach chairs. The whole back wall was a window that was open to the ocean.

"Okay, fuck you both... I am no one's property." Bella all but growled at us, as she and Jasper slid into one of the booths, and Edward and I slid in across from them.

Before we could continue any conversation about Bella's keeper, the waitress came over and handed us our menus and took our drink orders.

"I don't even have to look at the menu." Bella declared happily, setting her unopened menu on the table. "Daniella's classic cheeseburger, with lettuce, onions, pickles, and mayo." she beamed, "oh, and of course a chocolate milkshake."

"I'm getting the chicken salad sandwich, and I'm obviously getting a chocolate milkshake." I added, setting my menu on top of hers.

"I think I'm getting a cheeseburger." Jasper said, "After all, they are supposed to have the best burgers in Newport, right?" he winked at Bella.

"Burger for me too please." Edward decided, rolling his eyes at Bella and Jasper.

"Bella?" a booming voice that could only belong to one person called from across the restaurant.

"Shit." Bella mumbled, her eyes as wide as plates as she looked up to see who was calling her.

"Who is that?" Jasper asked, his jaw nearly hitting the table as he watched Emmett stalk over.

"My brother." Bella hissed.

"And my dad." Edward sighed, as Dr. Hottie Cullen followed in Emmett's footsteps.

"Hey Al." Emmett said, patting my shoulder, smiling down at me, but his smile quickly faded as he looked at his sister. "Bella, we need to have a long talk when you get home tonight." he said sternly, sounding more like a father, than a brother.

"Yeah... I know." she sighed, sounding like a child in trouble.

"Edward!" Dr. Hottie exclaimed, obviously happy to see his son outside. "Jasper!" he said again, equally as happy.

"Hey Unc, what are you doing here?" Jasper asked, curiously, not connecting why Bella's brother and his uncle would be hanging out.

"Dad and Emmett go surfing every day." Edward said, his voice sounded.. sad.. maybe jealous... I couldn't exactly put my finger on it, but something was definitely off.

"That's awesome!" Jasper said excited.

"I'll teach you sometime, I think you'd enjoy it." Dr. Hottie said, obviously pleased.

"Wow.. " Edward mumbled under his breath as the waitress returned to the table with our drinks.

"Well you kids have fun!" Dr. Hottie exclaimed as he patted Emmett on the shoulder and walked away.

"Bella, I will see you tonight." Emmett said sternly. "Bye guys." he added as he also left.

The waitress took our orders and then disappeared, leaving it awkwardly silent at the table. The only noise was Bella's phone vibrating on the table.

"Will you just answer that!" I exclaimed, knowing it was probably Jake.

"I don't want to, he's been blowing up my phone all day... he knows I'm with you, why can't he just hang out with his own friends for once?" she sighed, silencing her phone and setting it between her and Jasper.

"I can always pick up, and see what he wants." Jasper said picking up Bella's iPhone.

"God, don't do that, it'll cause way more problems than it's worth." she sighed, shaking her head.

"I won't" he chuckled, as he played around with her phone.

"Edward, are you all right?" I asked, shifting my focus to him. He had been quiet since his dad and Em had left.

"I'm fine." he mumbled, taking a sip of his milkshake.

"Are you sure?" I asked, raising my eyebrow at him, I didn't believe him for a second.

"It's just annoying, my dad and Emmett Swan are closer than he is with me, he's never once asked me to go surfing with them." he said frustrated.

"That's because you're always on your laptop talking to Pat the Pedophile!" Jasper piped in, "he probably never thought you'd even be interested."

"Whatever." Edward shrugged as our food came.

******

Emmett's POV

"Honey, I'm home!" I heard Bella sing out from the front of the house.

"In the kitchen!" I replied as I put away the last of the dishes from dinner as Bella entered.

Before I had time to collect my thoughts and let her have the verbal lashing I had been planning to give her since finding her bed empty this morning, she started.

"So, before you go off on me like I know you want to, let me talk." she started, giving me a knowing look. "I know I pissed you off by not coming home last night. or even today and I'm sorry Em... I know should have called, or at least texted, and gave you a heads up on what was going on. I didn't mean to sleep at Jake's and I wasn't intentionally avoiding you, I would never do that. It's just, as soon as I woke up Alice picked me up and we went shopping and ran into the Edward and his cousin." Bella explained quickly, giving me the puppy dog eyes, and pushing out her bottom lip, like she used to do when she was a kid and about to cry. Damn it, my sister was my kryptonite.

"You are hanging out with Edward Cullen and his cousin now?" I asked, raising my eyebrow at her, she had always claimed her and Edward were from different worlds, and it was true, they kind of were, but he's the kind of kid she needed to be hanging out with.

"Well, today was the first day, But Edward and his cousin, Jasper seem pretty cool and plus, you have been saying I should hang out with Edward more, so I took your wonderful advice big brother, and anyways I think Alice might have a crush." Bella replied as she hopped up on the counter beside me.

"I can't say much for his cousin really, but Edward is a good guy Bella, and you know Alice is like family, she's a good girl. But you didn't come home last night, come on- all I needed was a simple call from you to let me know you were alive, and to let me know what your plans were, would have been nice Bella." I said trying to muster all the stern fatherly tone I could.

"I said I was sorry. Jake and I just fell asleep." Bella replied. "and I figured you were busy with Rose, and surfing with Dr. Cullen all day, anyways." she shrugged.

"First of all, you know I always have time for you, so that's a bullshit excuse." I started, shaking my head at my ridiculous baby sister, "and second, You know how I feel about Jake and his pack of friends."

"God Em, I really don't get your big issue with Jake!" Bella whined, throwing her hands up in frustration.

"My problem with Jake starts with his shitty attitude and ends with the disgusting love bites that he left all over your neck Bella. You are my baby sister and no one is good enough for you, especially Jake with all his bullshit." I said while staring directly at the disgusting hickeys and bite marks on her neck.

"Come on Em, cut the shit about the hickeys. I have seen and heard a lot worse from you and Rosalie." Bella replied as she hopped off the counter top in a huff.

"What are you talking about B? Rose and I are nothing if not discreet." I argued, trying to pinpoint anything she could be talking about.

"Oh really? Then who was the Big Poppa Rose was screaming at to give it to her harder and faster a few weeks back?" Bella challenged and I could feel all the blood rushing to my face. I remembered that night, it was hot. But that didn't mean I wanted Bella knowing about it, that was just wrong.

"I'm not sure what you are referring to dear sister." I countered sweetly, trying to hide my embarrassment.

"Oh... and who's used condoms and wrappers did I find littered all over the house including the maids room and the pantry when I came back early from Spring Break in March?" Bella asked and I nearly passed out. Of course she would bring that up. Okay, well time to deflect some of this.

"Is that the same Spring Break trip to Big Bear you cut short because Jake beat the shit out of that Tyson kid because he thought you were doing him behind his back?" I asked.

"Don't change the subject Em! We are not talking about Jake and his fuckery. We are talking about you and Rose's sexcapades all over our house." Bella replied as she got up in my face, well my chest area but she couldn't help it, she was short and I was a huge mountain of awesome.

"Actually Bella, you were the one who originally changed the subject, but if Jake hadn't been such an ass and pissed you off so much, you wouldn't have come home early and interrupted our week of debauchery."

"Debauchery is right dear brother. Jesus Em! I found over a dozen used condoms and wrappers! I was only gone for a few days. I don't know if I should feel more proud for you or sorry for Rosalie." Bella said with a smile.

"A little bit of both maybe," I replied with a chuckle, but quickly got back to the original issue, "Seriously B, if you are sleeping over ANYWHERE a phone call is all I ask, please."

"Fine Em, and if it makes you feel any better I don't think there will be anymore sleepovers with Jake" Bella said.

"Really?" I asked mentally thinking if I could jump up and click my heels without bumping my head on the ceiling, that I would. But I also knew that those two were off and on like a light switch and I didn't want to get too excited over something that wasn't going to last.

"Yeah... really." was all Bella said.

"You want to have a little father-daughter time and talk about it? You know I don't like Jake but I am here for you and I want you to be happy B." I replied.

She sighed, running her hands through her hair, a habit she had picked up from Charlie along the way. "Lately Jake has just been even more possessive then usual, which is really saying something. At the Cullen's barbeque he was blowing up my phone with texts and chats and he did the same thing while we were all out today. I feel like he's smothering me, literally." As she finished, she leaned in to give me a hug. I wrapped my arms around her tiny frame and picked her up and held her.

"B, I've been trying to get you to see that Jake hasn't been treating you right for long time now, but he has always been this way. Why are you suddenly ready to drop him for it?" I asked, extremely curious to know the reason for her sudden change in heart.

"ImightkindalikeJasper" Bella mumbled into my chest so fast it sounded like it was one word.

"Huh!? What did you say?" I asked, wondering if I had heard her right.

"I think I might like Jasper..." she repeated, slower. "you know, Edward's cousin." Well, he wasn't exactly the boy who I hoped would change her mind, but I would take Jasper over Jake right now.

"The Cullen's are good people so I imagine Jasper to be as well. Plus if he gets you away from Jake I'm his biggest fan by default." I said seriously to Bella as I put her down and looked into her eyes.

"Oh great, just what every girls dreams about, finding a boy her parental figure approves of." she laughed, shaking her head. "Thanks Em, now I'm going to have to have him go beat up a nun or knock over a liquor store or something to regain some street cred." she joked, with a smile, and honestly even though she was my sister talking about boys she liked, I was happy to see her smile like that.