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:
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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 =]
4. The Magic Flask
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"You promise that you'll call me when you get there, right?" Emmett asked for the umpteenth time as he helped me load my stuff into the back of Alice's car. I sighed, rolling my eyes at him, he was such a dad sometimes.
"Emmett, I promise the first thing I do will call you. Stop freaking out, me and Alice are meeting her agent there, and he's going to take care of us. And I'm not going to be THAT far.. you act like I'm going to Alaska or some shit."
Emmett opened his mouth like he was going to say something, but before he could, Jake's jeep pulled into the driveway. He rolled his eyes, "I'll be inside with Alice and Rose... listening." he warned, throwing Jake a dirty look as he walked back inside.
I sighed, pulling out my pack of cigarettes as Jake hopped out of his jeep and walked up to me. I hadn't talked to him all week. That hadn't stopped him from blowing up my phone constantly, and sending his friends over to talk to me. I was trying to make this break up last this time. I was tired of the same old run around, off and on, and on and off. It was tiring, and making me dizzy, and not to mention I had been hanging out with Jasper and Edward a lot, and I really was starting to like Jasper, a lot. He made me laugh, and we didn't fight all the time like me and Jake did, and he wasn't clingy, at all. Jasper was laid back, and rough around the edges, and I loved it. And I was even having fun with Edward, I found myself wondering why we had stopped hanging out all those years ago.
"Bells, what the fuck? why have you been avoiding me all week?" Jake asked, grabbing my cigarette to take a drag. That shit pissed me off too, you have a job, get your own cigarettes. But I let it go, I didn't want this to be a huge deal. And plus, he looked good today. He was wearing basketball shorts and a wife beater that was definitely too tight on him, it showed off his muscles nicely. "Why have you been hanging out with Cullen and his reject cousin all of the sudden?" he asked again when I didn't answer, ripping me out of my nice thoughts about his muscled body. Why did the hot ones always have to be such assholes?
"Jake, shut up." I groaned, taking my cigarette back from him, angrily. "I wasn't intentionally avoiding you. Don't you think we see each other too much? I mean, we don't have to fucking be together every single day."
"Dude, I didn't say that, but you aren't even answering my texts... you have the fucking iphone for god sakes, you and Alice only talk through texting, so don't even try to be a sneaky bitch and make up some bullshit about how your phone was broken or something." he shot back, narrowing his eyes at me, he was getting angry.
"I wasn't going to say anything like that." I defended, taking another drag of my cigarette. "It's just like I said, we don't need to be around each other twenty four seven." I shrugged, letting the name calling go, trying not to get worked up about it. I was tired of fighting with him.
"But you can hang out with Cullen?" he asked, for the second time bringing up Edward. "And what's this I hear about you and Alice going to some slutty video shoot this weekend?" he asked.
"Why does that even matter Jake? You're not my fucking keeper. And how the fuck do you know who I've been hanging out with or about the video shoot? Have you been stalking me or something? God Jake sometimes you are such a fucking bastard!" I said angrily, doing my best to stay composed, if we got too loud Emmett would for sure come outside, and I didn't want that. And while he might not know it yet, Jake really didn't want that to happen.
"You are my girlfriend Bella, of course I need to know who you're hanging out with, and where you plan on disappearing to!" he insisted. "Have you been fucking both of them, too?" he asked, smugly.
"I'm not your property, or even your girlfriend anymore asshole. In fact I am nothing to you anymore." I said angrily, stubbing the cigarette, and taking a step back from him, knowing he was pushing my patience. "So, fuck you." I added.
"I don't think I want to, slut, I'm not into being sloppy thirds." he shot back, grabbing my arm tightly, equally as angry. That was it. I took a step forward and slapped him, hard, across the face. My hand stung as I took a step back, pulling my arm from his grasp.
"Leave." I hissed, seeing red. No one puts their hands on me. I had seen Renee's fair share of black and blues, I was never putting myself in that kind of fucked up situation.
"Not until I get some answers." he said, rubbing his jaw. "that's the least I deserve."
"You deserve nothing from me." I said, crossing my arms over my chest. He needed to leave, I didn't want to be near him anymore. "Now leave."
"Whatever Bella." he scoffed, turning to walk away. I smiled at my victory, until he stopped in his tracks, and turned to face me. "How long is the break up going to last this time? The weekend so you and Alice can go fuck whatever dudes you're going to see? Or a week so you can get back and have another round with your neighbors?"
Just as I was about to really give him a piece of my mind, I was interrupted. "Jake, I'm pretty sure my sister told you to leave." Emmett's angry voice said from behind me, I hadn't even heard him come out. I saw anger, and terror flash in Jake's eyes, as he nodded in acknowledgment and walked to his jeep.
"Emmett – I was handling it." I told him as I turned to face him.
"Handling it by letting him continuously call you a slut?" he asked, raising his eyebrow at me. I sighed, shaking my head as I walked up the steps to him.
"Actually, I was just about to tell him what I really thought of him, but SOMEONE had to come out and ruin my chance." I pouted, sticking my tongue out at him.
"Sorry Bells, you know I don't like anyone talking shit about my baby sis." He threw his huge arm over my shoulder, and added with a chuckle. "We totally heard the slap though, good job." he grinned.
"Bella, I really don't know why you put up with him, he's such a dog." I told her when her and Emmett came back into the kitchen where we had been listening to the fight. Any man that talked to his girlfriend like that was so not worth it.
"I'm done putting up with him, Rose... really... I'm so tired of his shit." she sighed, hopping on the counter next to my cousin.
"Bells, I love you, but you say that every time you guys break up." Alice said, looking up from her cell phone at her best friend.
I had moved in with Alice about six years ago, after what had happened at home, I had to get away. I was thirteen, and Bella and Alice were eleven. They were like sisters to me, since my aunt and uncle were older, and Bella's parents were never around, the girls always came to me for advice, when they got their periods, when they were having boy problems, when they needed sisterly, or even motherly advice. I had grown up watching over them. And then one day a few years ago, me and Emmett finally met and hit it off. We both had similar roles in Alice and Bella's lives, so it just worked, and the four of us were always together, like a family.
Sometimes it was hard, especially for Emmett, at least Alice and I had her parents for things, but Charlie just took off right before I moved to town, and then Renee was just a drunk who was rarely around, so Emmett really had to give up his childhood to be there for Bella. I was glad that Emmett has learned to seek advice from Doctor Hotass Cullen during their surfing trips. I swear, the surfing and the male bonding with Carlisle put Emmett in a better mood then the best blow job I could perform.
"I know I do, but I'm serious guys. I'm fucking done with his shit." Bella said firmly, it was almost as if she was trying to convince herself more than she was trying to convince us.
"I hope so." Emmett sighed, putting an arm around me. I leaned up and gave him a kiss on the cheek. He worried too much about his sister, he was going to end up with gray hair before he turned twenty one.
"And plus, it's out with the old, and in with the next bad boy!" Alice teased, grinning like a wild woman.
"What? Who?" I asked, looking at Emmett, but from his expression I could tell that he had already known about this. Which didn't surprise me, Bella and Emmett told each other everything, they had no secrets.
"Jasper Whitlock." Alice told me, but I had no idea who that was.
"Who?" I asked when no one elaborated.
"Cullen's cousin, you know the reason we went to the barbeque last weekend?" Emmett asked, smiling down at me. I loved when he smiled, he had the cutest dimples that I just couldn't get enough of. I could get lost in his eyes, and his smile, and those cute little dimples. I leaned up to give him a kiss.
"Okay, ew, stop." Bella whined, "You guys make me sick."
"Why? Because our relationship is healthy?" I asked her, winking to let her know that I was just playing around. Poor Emmett, having to deal with a sister who was only attracted to bad boys.
She had made some pretty bad decisions when it came to boys in the past. Jake wasn't even her worst boyfriend, just the one who seemed to stick around the longest. Charlie leaving really fucked her up. Every girl, it seemed, has some form of daddy issues, Bella's was just always wanting to be with the wrong guy.
"Let's not talk about just how healthy" she said healthy with air quotes, "your relationship with my brother is. I just had lunch." she whined.
I looked up at Emmett questioningly.
"She hears us at night." he admitted, grimacing at the thought.
"And we also find your used condoms." Alice piped in. "Please stop being such slobs, or we're going to start letting Renee and mom and pop Brandon clean up your messes." She added with a devilish grin.
"You wouldn't!" I exclaimed.
"After all we do for you?" Emmett asked, feigning disbelief.
"Don't push us." Bella added, laughing, as she and Alice hopped off the counter.
"All right guys, we have to get going, we have to meet Eleazar at the Hilton soon, and if I'm late he'll have my ass." Alice explained grabbing her purse, and walking over to hug us goodbye.
"Call when you get there." I said into her ear as we hugged. "And good luck, you're going to do great out there, I know it."
"Thanks Ro." she kissed my cheek and gave Emmett a quick hug and danced out the door.
"Bye guys, please clean up your mess before we get home this time!" Bella teased, hugging Emmett, who I could hear telling her to call him as soon as she got there.
"Bye glamazon." Bella winked, hugging me. "Keep my big oaf of a brother inline while I'm gone, okay?"
"Of course." I smiled, and she gave us one last wave and walked off.
"Our babies are gone." Emmett playfully sobbed, pulling me into a hug.
"They grow up so fast." I sighed, in the same playful tone.
"Hey, now we have the house to ourselves!" he smiled widely, wiggling his eyebrows suggestively at me.
"So have you heard from the girls yet? Do you know if they got to their hotel?" Jasper asked for about the thirty-seventh time in just as many minutes. I know he was crushing on Bella but this was ridiculous.
"No, Alice texted me earlier and said they had stopped for snacks just outside LA, and that they should be checking in within an hour and meeting with her manager Salazar." I replied flipping through the comic book I had already read earlier for the third time today. Okay, so maybe I was a little worried about them as well.
"Eleazar, not Salazar." Jasper replied barely looking up from the video game he was playing.
"What?" I asked, confused now.
"Alice's manager is named Eleazar, not Salazar. Damn Edward, do you ever pay attention to what a girl actually says to you?" Jasper inquired while blowing up more zombies on the screen in front of him.
"Of course I do" I replied, of course I thought I did, but I could be mistaken.
"Edward if you ever want to have a girlfriend who you can touch and who doesn't have more chest hair then you do then you need to learn to pay attention to what they are saying." Jasper said finally turning off his video game and focused his attention on me now.
"Any other pearls of wisdom you care to share with me Doctor Love?" I asked putting the comic book back in its protective sleeve.
"I may not be the ladies man and dating a girl on my laptop like you, but I have dated girls before Edward, real girls with boobs and such." Jasper said giving me his stupid grin again.
"What is your deal with Patricia? I swear your always busting my chops about HER and constantly thinking she is a dude. Why is that?" I asked finally having enough of his shit.
"Honestly Cuz, my buddies and I in San Antonio would get drunk on the weekends and head into chat rooms and pretend to be girls just to fuck with all the geeky guys out there." Jasper admitted.
"So just because you're an immature ass, it means everyone online is right?" I challenged Jasper.
"Dude, think about it, Patricia tells you she has cheerleading and all these other events going on which is why she can never meet you in person right?" Jasper asked.
"Well Bella and Alice are cheerleaders, yet we have all been hanging out fine the past few days right?"
"I guess..." I replied, not sure where Jasper was going with this but hoping he would make his point soon.
"So if two beautiful girls can hang out with us, why can't your online girlfriend find time to meet you?" Jasper questioned.
I thought about it and it did seem to be odd about how Patricia was so adamant about not meeting me and had only sent me the one picture of herself. I mean I could only talk to her through instant message and email, we never even talked on the phone. I could understand not wanting to meet a strange guy off the internet, but not calling him to talk to him did seem pretty weird to me now that I thought about it.
"So Patricia is a dude?" I said before I even realized I had asked the question out loud.
"Maybe not Cuz, but think about it. She does seem to be online all the time yet claims she is involved in all these clubs and activities. How does she have time when she is always glued to her computer like you are?" Jasper asked.
Damn it, when did my cousin get so smart? I sighed, and opened a new email and typed what I think would be my last email to Patricia, if that was even his or her real name. I told her I had met someone new and was sorry but I needed more from someone then just emails and messages. I hoped he or she understood.
"Teach me more oh wise Obijasp Kenobi." I said to my cousin once I was done with my email, as I turned off my laptop and joined him on the couch in our living room.
"Well you know I like Bella right, and you and Alice seem chummy so I think you need to ask Alice out on a proper date."
"That sounds great Jasper but first off Bella has a boyfriend and Alice is a famous actress. Why would they want to go out with us?" I asked not really wanting to wallow in my own insecurities but this was an Academy Award winning actress, and well... I'm just me.
"Bella broke up with Jake before she left, so no, she doesn't have a boyfriend, yet. And Alice has been flirting with you all week. If you asked her out I bet she'd say yes, you're a pretty cool guy when you're not all geeked out. If nothing else shoot her a text message asking her. Sure it's isn't as romantic but you don't put yourself out there as much" Jasper said, and for once I didn't feel like such a loser.
"Wait, how do you know Bella broke up with Jake?" I asked.
"Um... I kind of heard them fighting while I was taking out the trash. I wasn't spying on them or anything but I heard him say some shitty things to her, so I texted her to make sure she was okay. You know he thinks she cheated on him with both of us?" Jasper informed me and I suddenly didn't feel so good again.
"Fuck, a pissed off Jake is the last thing we need this year." I said as I pinched the bridge of my nose and left out an exasperated sigh.
"Is the fuckhead really that bad?"
"Worse then you could imagine. Jake was an asshole to me every day last year for no reason. I can't imagine what he will try and pull now that he thinks he has a reason to be a shithead" I replied.
"So you think he will try and do anything to Bella?" Jasper asked with concern in his voice.
"I don't know, I mean as far as I know Jake has never hit her and honestly Emmett would remove his testicles with a pair of chopsticks if he even thought about it, and I don't think Jake would survive whatever revenge Rose would inflict on him either." I replied.
"What are you worried about then? If the guy was an asshole to you before, what is he going to be a bigger one now or something?"
"Jake once duct taped a kid to his locker for 'stalking Bella' because the poor kid had three classes with her sophomore year. You know how long it took the janitors to untape him from the locker?" I asked, not bothering to wait for a response. "Over three hours." I continued to explained to Jasper.
"I don't care about his reputation, if the asshole touches Bella, I will beat him death myself." Jasper replied and he looked serious, very serious.
"Do you even know how to fight?" I asked.
"Edward, I used to go to public school, of course I know how to fight. It was an unofficial class since elementary school much like recess"
"Good to know Cuz, good to know" I answered. At least one of us knew how to fight.
"Alice, you're doing great doll!" Eleazar told me when I walked over to him and Bella for lunch break.
"You really are Al." Bella confirmed, tossing my towel to me.
"Thanks guys, I forgot how much fun this stuff is." I told them, taking a sip of my water bottle.
"So does that mean you are rethinking your ridiculous four year hiatus and will be coming back a year early?" Eleazar asked, hopeful.
"No!" Bella answered loudly, panicked. I giggled, she acted like if I were to start acting in major films again that our friendship would be over.
"Eleazar, I told you a million times, I want a normal high school life, you know these little weekend things are fine, but we're saving all the major things for next year." I shook my head, at him.
"I know, I figure if I keep trying you might just give in at some point." Eleazar winked at me, "now you girls go get lunch, and try to keep out of trouble." he glanced at Bella during the last part, and chuckled, walking away.
"He hates me." Bella said as we grabbed our purses and headed out of the studio to go find something to eat.
"Nah, that's just how Eleazar is." I reassured her as I dug my cell phone out of my purse, I smiled when I saw that Edward had texted me again, we had been texting, and facebooking the past few days, he was a lot funnier than I had originally thought.
"What are you smiling like that for?" Bella asked, nudging my shoulder as we walked across the street.
"Edward." I replied simply.
"Do you think you guys will ever go out on a date or anything?" Bella asked curiously as we walked along the sidewalk, still browsing for a fun place to eat.
I shrugged, "I'm not sure, He's kind of shy, ya know? I do kind of like him though..." I admitted.
"Obviously." Bella giggled, as she typed away on her iPhone.
"Who are you texting?" I teased back, knowing that it was Jasper.
"Jasper." She replied as we made our way into a cute little cafe on the corner of Hollywood and Vine.
"Do you think you guys will ever go on a date?" I asked, mocking her. Bella never went on dates. Not that she didn't deserve to go on a date, because she did. But the kind of guys Bella dated, didn't do dates, they did getting wasted at parties and hooking up in the back of their cars. So that's the kind of date Bella grew accustomed to.
"uh.. doubtful, I don't do dates." she informed me as we took a seat in a corner booth near the door. "And I don't think Jasper does either, but I'm sure we'll go to a party or something." she shrugged as she opened her menu.
I sighed, and just when I was about to tell her that she deserves to be pampered and treated like a princess, I was interrupted.
"Alice? I thought that was you!" a voice from behind me said, I turned to look to see the boys from Breaking Dawn [who I almost didn't recognize because of their disguises] walk up to our table. "and Bella right?" the lead singer, Felix said as they slid into the booths next to us, nearly squishing us.
"Yeah, hey guys." Bella smiled, I was grateful she decided to dress up for the shoot today. Don't get me wrong, it's not that Bella wasn't fashionable, she just preferred jeans and tank tops over the designer stuff Renee bought her. But today she was wearing a navy blue tube top, and black skinny jeans, with no holes in the knees for once, and heels. She looked good.
"So, the video is going great, isn't it?" I asked as the waitress came, luckily she didn't recognize them. She took our orders and disappeared.
"It is going great. We were actually planning on going out to Geisha tonight, you girls should come!" The guitarist, Alec, said.
"Yeah! Come! It'll be a good time!" Felix agreed happily.
I looked at Bella who looked like she was as excited as they were. "Okay, we'll come, here-" I wrote my cell phone number on the napkin. "call me and we'll meet you there."
"Awesome!" Marcus, the drummer, said happily.
We chatted until our food came, and then we ate quietly, all of us hungry since we had been going nonstop since four that morning.
Bella and I had got to LA around dinner time the night before, and all I had to do was meet the band, and the choreographer and the other dancers that would be in the video, and then we had a fitting for our outfits, and then we were free for the night. So Bella and I got ourselves dinner, and did a little shopping on Rodeo drive. But we went to bed early because we knew we had to get up early for the shoot.
After we finished our meals, we walked back to the studio, the boys asked us if we had boyfriends, and then told us all about their girlfriends back at home, and how much they missed them while they were touring and doing promotional stuff. They were really nice guys, and I was starting to get more and more exciting for our night out at the club. I already knew I was going to wear the dress I bought when we were shopping with the boys, and I was extremely glad that Bella had packed the dress she had bought with her. It was going to be an awesome night!
I couldn't believe I was at Geisha, with Breaking Dawn. Glamazon would totally freak, Breaking Dawn was her absolute favorite band. I'm surprised she didn't come along with us. She would be absolutely loving this right now.
I smiled as my cell phone vibrated in my hand, it was Jasper we had been texting and facebooking, [I convinced him to make one] pretty much all weekend, he kept asking how the club was, he seemed jealous he wasn't here getting drunk too. It probably didn't help that I kept rubbing it in his face how awesome this place was.
"What's wrong little girl, can't keep up?" Felix taunted, he was pretty tipsy at this point, lightweight. I rolled my eyes at him, not even bothering a response.
"Bella is a drinking champ back in Newport." Alice boasted smiling as she took a sip of her martini. She never got too drunk, because she didn't want anything to ruin her reputation. She said she didn't want to get wasted and out of control and do anything Lindsay Lohan-ish. Her words, not mine.
I winked at her and watched him look me over, analyzing me, not in a creepy way, I could tell he didn't believe a word Alice said. "Yeah, right!"
"Hah.. okay... I could drink you under the table, anytime, anywhere." I told him, taking the shot that Alec had set in front of me a few minutes prior.
"Okay princess, whatever you say." Felix shook his head, laughing.
"Trust me, I can."
"No you can't, I even bet my lucky flask on it." he said, pulling a shiny silver flask out of his pocket and setting it on the bar in between us.
"You're on pretty boy!" I laughed, and watched as he told the bartender to keep the shots coming until one of us puked.
"My bets on Bella!" Alice squealed, clapping her hands together.
"Oh hell no," Alec said, shaking his head "look at her, she's eighty pounds tops, Felix is like triple her size, he's going to win."
"You should never, ever, bet against me or Alice." I told him, winking as I grabbed my first shot.
"You sure you're ready for this miss thing?" Felix asked, holding his shot up.
"You sound like you're the one who wants an out, bring it big boy." I teased.
"Let's do this thing than baby." he shook his head, we clanked our shots together and downed them. The burning sensation felt good as it went down my throat. Jagerbombs. Not the best tasting drink ever, but it was pretty potent, it'd get you drunk, fast.
Four shots later, and we were both still going. But I was definitely feeling the effects of the Jager. The room was blurry, there were two of Alice and Alec, holding their phones up, probably filming this so we can see how stupid we look when we're sober. I was so going to have to post a link to this video on my Facebook page.
"What, giving up?" Felix slurred, swaying on his feet.
"I don't give up." I told him, grabbing the shot in front of me, and downing it quickly.
"Alright girl, I'll give it to you, you're more of a trooper than I thought, but I'm about to crush you." he taunted as he slid my next shot across the bar top.
I rolled my eyes, and threw that one back as well.
By now we had a crowd gathered around us, cheering, and making bets on which one of us would win, we even had a few other people paying for our shots. Not that it mattered anyways, Felix was bankrolling this party.
After we had done about five more shots, I wasn't exactly sure, Felix was down, puking into the trash barrel that one of the bouncers had put in front of us, not wanting to clean up our mess. I felt myself stumble back against the wall and laughed, I knew I would win, I always win. I had been drinking since I was twelve, it was pretty much a part of me.
"Told you, little boy!" I taunted, grabbing the shiny flask and putting it in my purse. The crowd was cheering, but it was thinning out, everyone was going back to do their own thing.
"Bella!" I heard Alice call, but it sounded like an echo, like she was miles away. "That was awesome! I knew you could do it!" … or at least that's what I think she said. It could have also been something about you should never do it but I couldn't be certain so I was going with the more positive one.
After that, I don't really remember much. It comes in flashes, I remember dancing on the bar with Marcus. I remember something about wanting Jasperbombs, I remember kicking off my heels before we left the bar. And then I remember climbing into bed next to Alice. Anything in between those points, is blackness.
Tomorrow morning is going to feel like death.
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