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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 =]


8. Hott Nerd & Jazzhands

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Edwards POV (July 3 rd )

I had a date with Alice Brandon.

I had a date with the world famous, award winning, movie star, Alice Brandon.

And then it dawned on me, I had a date with Alice Brandon, to a huge event that nearly everyone in Newport would attend, where I was known as the socially retarded neighbor of Bella Swan.

Fuck my life.

I sighed and walked out of my bedroom to see Jasper in the common room watching TV. I plopped down on the couch beside him.

"So, I have a date with Alice to the 4th of July party." I say hoping to break the ice.

"Awesome, I'm taking Bella to the same party." Jasper replied. I was glad he and Bella are getting along so well. I was happy for both of them.

"Cool, but see, I have to take a famous actress who is cool as hell, to a party where I don't fit in. You don't understand Jasper, everyone at school hates me and thinks I'm a freak, and I don't want Alice to think the same thing. I could use some help." I admitted to my cousin in a moment of self doubt and weakness, and even though it had been a few weeks since we had our Ferris wheel ride, and we had been hanging out almost every day since, I was still really nervous.

"Do you want me to call the guys from Queer Eye and see if they can do a makeover on you?" Jasper asked jokingly. I wasn't about to admit to Jasper that I knew said show was canceled and typically only filmed in New York.

"God, my first date and I'm going to look like a freak and once Alice realizes how uncool I am she will bolt" I said, instead.

"Why don't we go over to Bella's and see if she can help. I mean, she is Alice's best friend and should be able to give you some pointers on the date." Jasper suggested. In that moment my cousin was Ghandi, Jesus, and Yoda all rolled into one.

"You're a genius!" was my reply, because I didn't want to give Jasper a big head with all the talk of him being my Yoda and Jesus and stuff. So we grabbed our stuff and headed to Casa de Swan. As we walked along the small worn path that separated our houses, I realized it had been a long time since I had used it. We walked up the steps to her house, and I rang her doorbell, it didn't take long before the door swung open, revealing a very unhappy looking Rosalie. I never understood her, for someone so sexy, she always was so bitchy.

"What do you want?" she asked, her tone even, not in the least bit friendly.

"Is Bella home?" I asked meekly. Dumbass, we should have texted or called first.

"Yeah, come in." Rose said and allowed us to enter the foyer. "BELLA! you have boys here to see you!" she bellowed towards the kitchen.

"Hey Edward!" Bella said as she entered the room and went straight for Jasper and embracing him in a hug. "Hey Jasper, what do I owe the pleasure of this little visit?" she asked with her arms still wrapped around Jasper's waist.

"Edward needs your help. He's freaking out about his date with Alice, and being around all the people from here." Jasper replied, wrapping his own arms around her, and pretty much summing up my angst and nervousness into a simple sentence. Christ, was it really that easy?

"So, what can I do to help you?" Bella asked finally removing herself from Jasper and coming to stand in front of me, almost inspecting me.

"I could use a haircut, maybe style it into something. And maybe clothes?" I replied in more of a question than I meant to sound.

"So you want a makeover?" Bella inquired with a devious smile on her face.

"Yes oh goddess Bella, please give me a makeover so I can at least seem like someone worthy enough to be seen with Alice Brandon." I replied and was really only half sarcastic, maybe not even that much.

"Did I hear the word makeover?" Rose asked, before Bella could even respond, as she came back with what looked like a sparkle in her eyes.

"Yeah Rose, Edward wants us to get him ready for his date with Alice to the fireworks celebration tomorrow." Bella explained.

"I'll go get my scissors. Oh, and I think I might have some dye left so we can even out the color in his hair a bit. Maybe we can get him to a salon and see if they can do something with his nails it looks like he gnaws them to death." Rose said hastily as she floated from the room.

"What have you gotten me into Bella?" I asked, worried now.

"Nothing too bad Edward, just remember that beauty is pain and you should be fine." Bella said with a laugh.

"Well, I was planning on bailing, but this is going to be better than TV so I'm staying." Jasper added.

"Sounds good, come on Edward let's get you to my bathroom so the beautification process can begin." Bella ordered while grabbing my hand and leading the way.

If I was nervous before it was nothing compared to the anxiety I felt now. I had just silently agreed to let Bella and Rose give me a makeover. I didn't even think guys got those, but what the hell did I know anyways? Jeans and a shirt with a snarky phrase were high fashion to me.

Bella grabbed a chair from her desk and I set down with my back to the mirror. "No looking until you get to see the finished project" Bella teased.

I sat there while the girls cut, colored, and styled my hair. I'll admit it, it was very nice having two girls, two hot girls fussing over me. Plus the occasional boob graze was a nice distraction. I swear I felt metal on Bella's nipple and I would have to think of a sly way to ask Jasper if he knew about that later.

"Oh my god, you turned Edward into a life sized Ken doll." Emmett boomed, laughing, when he discovered where everyone went.

"Yeah, Edward's flat in front too, just like Ken" Jasper joked which had everyone laughing. I gave him a dirty scowl, but I may have been singing "Barbie Girl" by Aqua in my head at that point, so I soon joined in the laughing. Come on, you can't listen to that song and not laugh at it, it's hilarious.

Suddenly, it sounded like there was a slap, and all things being done to my hair were momentarily stopped, which was kind of depressing, "No Rose, not like that. I think his hair would look better like this." Bella said and brushed my hair back in a completely different direction before applying more beauty products to it.

I swear if I ended up growing a vagina from all this girlie stuff I was going to be pissed.

"Okay, I think we're done now." Rose said a few minutes later as she dropped all the instruments of torture she had previously been using on me down on the counter top.

"Yeah, he looks better." Bella decided.

"Wow dude." Jasper said, nodding his head in approval.

"My two girls know what they're doing, they can make anyone look good." Emmett boasted, giving me a thumbs up, as Bella turned the chair around so I could see.

It took me a minute to realize that it was my reflection staring back at me. I looked like a completely different person. My normally flat, unattractive hair was shorter and kind of spiked, it looked like bed head, but my color looked more vibrant than it ever did, and it looked smooth, shiny, and touchable.

"Wow." I said, repeating Jasper.

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R POV

So, Bella and I rock, because dorky Edward Cullen didn't look so dorky anymore. Granted, we still had a lot of work to do, but just with the changes to his hair, he looked hot. Just, don't tell anyone I admitted that.

"What next?" He asked, running his fingers through his hair, it was probably going to take him a while to get used to short hair, as long as I had known him he had always had long greasy looking hair.

"We need to go to the mall, to the salon so they can do something with your nails, and probably a facial so they can adjust your almost unibrow." I told him, earning a chuckle from the two boys and an eye roll from Bella.

"Ignore Rosalie, I always do." Bella told him, patting his shoulder as the five of us made our way out of the house, and into Emmett's jeep, Emmett and I were in the front, and Bella was in the back between the two boys.

I spent the entire ride to the mall trying to figure out which boy it was that Bella had her eyes set on. Neither was her normal type, and all the years that I had been around, I had never seen her and Cullen speak to each other at all. She seemed to give equal attention to both of them, and they both made her genuinely smile, which was a nice change. It was obvious there was something between her and Jasper, they had obviously tongue wrestled, but there was definitely something between her and Edward as well. Leave it to Bella to follow the term 'Keep it in the Family' in this sort of way.

"Let's roll bitches; I can't wait to see Cullen get his eyebrows waxed." Emmett laughed as he pulled into a spot in the mall parking lot.

"Thanks." Edward groaned as we made our way into the mall.

"So, you and my little cousin, huh?" I asked as I fell into step next to him, Emmett and the other two walking in front of us. Edward looked at me like he was going to throw up.

"She's a great girl." he told me, and it looked like he tried to smile, but it came out more like a grimace, which made me laugh.

"Calm down kid. I'm not going to bite you." I told him, as we rounded the corner to the salon.

"Is this really going to hurt?" he asked as Bella and Jasper went up to tell the lady what we needed done.

"Dude, girl's do this shit like... every week or something, you'll be fine." Emmett told him, laughing, as he slapped a hand on his back, he didn't look too reassured.

"You should consider yourself lucky we are only waxing your eyebrows and not your junk Cullen." I said just to see the look of horror on the poor boys face.

"Fuck dude, could you imagine that scene from 40 Year Old Virgin, except the hair is being ripped from your nuts instead of your chest?" Jasper laughed and covered his junk in mock discomfort.

"Edward?" The woman called, and motioned for him to follow her, which he did.

"So Bells, which neighbor boy are you after?" I asked, out loud, causing her to blush furiously, and Jasper just stood there uncomfortable.

"That's my Rosie, always so blunt." Emmett chuckled, kissing my head, I kept my gaze on Bella and Jasper though.

"Jasper." she said quietly and rolled her eyes at me.

"Yeah, me." Jasper laughed, throwing his arm around her shoulder, pulling her into him. I waited for Emmett to start on the over protective father stuff, but he didn't.

"Really, you're not going to lecture him?" I asked, curiously, looking up at my gorgeous hunk of man meat.

"Jasper and I already had a talk. He knows what's up." Emmett told us, and made sure to point to his eyes with his index and middle finger and then point to Jasper, causing us all to laugh.

We all talked until Edward came out about a half hour later. He definitely looked better, his eyebrows were still thick, not a unibrow anymore, and groomed. His face looked cleaner, smoother, and his nails were even, it was a lot better, now we just had to get his wardrobe fixed.

"Edward, you look good." Bella told him, looking over him approvingly.

"All we have to do is get you some clothes, and Alice will be the one to bite you." I winked, chuckling a little.

"Nah, I think Alice will want to lick him." Bella said, looking him over again, "yep, definitely lick him." she decided, laughing when his face burned red. Those two and all their damn blushing.

"All right, off to find Edward some clothes." Emmett said, uncomfortably as he literally pulled me from the salon, the others following close behind.

After we had gone in about three or four stores, we finally found a good compromise, one with good clothes, that Edward actually liked. He was a picky son of a bitch, and kind of whiny like a little girl when he didn't get his way.

Once he had picked out a handful of things we sent him into the dressing room to try them on, I could get used to this whole makeover thing, and it was fun.

"Listen Babe, me and Jasper are going to go get something to eat, I'll call you when we're finished so we can meet up, okay?" Emmett told me, leaning down to kiss me.

"All right baby, your sister and I will be here working our fingers to the bone helping the fashionably challenged." I laughed, and noticed that Jasper and Bella were having their own sweet little exchange.

"Ha ha, well have fun girls, We'll see you soon!" He called out to us, as he and Jasper walked out of the store and into the main area of the mall.

"Bella, here." I shoved another armful of clothes into her chest, "tell him to try these on, and then come back out here, I'm going to keep browsing." I told her, not giving her a chance to respond before I dismissed her. Making sure to blow her a kiss on the way. I loved that girl like she was my own, she knew that, but she also knew how I was, and she loved me for it. The Swans couldn't resist my charm.

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BPOV

Glamazon was such a bossy bitch sometimes. Well, more like all the time. It was her way or the highway. I'm surprised she let me change Edward's hair earlier. She always was the Three B's; bitchy, bossy, and blunt, but that's why I loved her. Even when her bitch ass called me out in front of Jasper, whore.

I was on my way to deliver Edward another armful of Glamazon-approved clothes, and my mind wondered to how good he looked. It's not that he was always bad looking, but his hair was always unkempt, and hiding his really awesome green eyes, and his unibrow was laughable, but now that Rosalie and I had taken care of it, he looked... good. I sighed as I neared the dressing room, and shook the thoughts from my head, I couldn't start thinking about him that way, things had just started going with Jasper, how fucked up would that be?

"Edward." I called, not bothering to knock, by far one of my worst habits, "Glamazon sent mor-" I stopped in my tracks. Edward stood in front of me holding a pair of jeans in his hand, and only wearing a pair of boxer-briefs. Holy shit. He literally had washboard abs, and his package- wow- the bulge in his pants was a lot bigger than I thought it was capable of being. I probably stood there ogling him for a good ten minutes before either of us decided to find our voices.

"Uh, Bel-" he started.

"Shit, Edward, sorry!" I said at the same time, all but throwing the clothes at him, and hurrying out of the fitting room, shutting the door, and running back out towards Rosalie.

When the hell did Edward get so fucking- so fucking, sexy?! I palmed my face as Rosalie walked over to me. "Bells, you look like you just saw someone naked." she said, and grinned "you totally just saw Edward's junk, didn't you?" she asked, laughing. Leave it to Rosalie, the anything naked/sexual/dirty radar detector. Bitch.

"Shut up Rose." I groaned, not wanting to think about how awkward I had just made everything, again.

"Ha ha!" she laughed, "I knew it!"

"Say a word, and I will tell Emmett about that time-" I began, threatening her about the time me and Alice had walked in on her watching the Hannah Montana movie and reciting it word for word.

"My lips are sealed." she said quickly, and handed me her purse. "Hold this, I gotta pee." she told me, and disappeared from view. I laughed at myself, and tried to think of anything but Edward and his washboard abs and ginormous package less than fifty feet away.

"Stop thinking dirty things about Cullen." I told myself, repeatedly. Until Rose's vibrating purse snapped me from my failing attempt of trying not to think dirty thoughts about Edward.

My Dick bigger than a bridge
your dick look like little kids
my dick rush like the Chargers
the whole team
your shit look like your fourteen

The shrill, horrible, loud ass ring tone on her phone went off, and let me tell you, that shit was loud. I felt my face instantly redden as everyone in the store turned to look at me. "Oh my god." I said, as I searched through her Mary Poppins purse, I looked on the screen to see Emmett's name, of course it was my brother. "I'm so sorry!" I announced to the store, "It's just my brother." I said silencing it, before it could repeat again, not realizing until I heard a collective amount of whispers, what exactly I had just said.

I flipped open the phone, but Emmett started talking before I could say hello, "hey baby, can we hurry up and get home?" he asked, and once again before I could tell him it was me, he continued, "I'm so horny, I can't wait to get home so we can-"

"Oh god, my Virgin ears! Emmett! stop it, you're so going to hell!" I interrupted him, before he continued with his disgusting train of thought, and before I threw up my breakfast.

"Bella?!" he exclaimed loudly, "oh my god, disgusting! What the hell are you doing answering Rose's phone!?" he asked, I could hear the horror in his voice.

"How do you think I feel?" I groaned at him, leaning against the clothes rack, "her fucking ring tone for you is that fucking My Dick song, and I just announced to the store not to worry, because it was only my brother." I told him, trying to sound angry, even though I could never stay mad at him.

"Ha!" he laughed, "that's awesome! But for real B, don't answer her phone anymore, are you guys still where we left you?"

"Yeah, we're just waiting for Edward." I said as I began playing with the men's accessories.

"All right, see you ladies soon." he said and hung up. I threw the phone back in her purse, and smiled when Edward came back out with a huge armful of clothes.

"These are all good, please, can we be done, please?" he begged with a cute pout on his face, I couldn't help but laugh.

"One more thing." I told him, and he looked at me with a pained look, which made me laugh again, "calm down, just this." I told him holding up a black leather wrist band. "Get this, it'll make you look bad ass." I winked as I put it on the top of the pile and followed him up to the register.

"So, can I keep my old clothes?" he asked, curiously.

"I guess so, but only wear them around the house, if you plan on going anywhere Glamazon has you covered for everything." I told him, and he nodded as we both watched the sales lady ring everything up, and of course ogle him, bitch. Wait, what? Where did that come from? Since when do I feel territorial about anyone? Ohhh, right, since I saw his- "Edward?" I asked, shifting my weight, as he looked at me. "I'm sorry about uh- earlier.. It's a bad habit, I've walked in on Alice, and Rose so many times, and I've been trying to work on that..." I rambled, like an idiot.

"Hey, it's fine, same as seeing me in a bathing suit, right?" he said, nudging my shoulder, laughing.

"So you liked everything?" Rose asked as she joined us at the register, "good, Alice is going to be excited."

"Dude, you guys so should have came and ate with us, the waitress pretty much drooled on J-Dawg!" Emmett boomed as he came up behind us.

"J-Dawg?" I asked, looking at Jasper who just shook his head and shrugged. "Emmett, you are ridiculous." I groaned, moving over to be next to Jasper, who snaked his arm around my waist and slid his hand into my back pocket.

"Oh, Rose, never, ever let my sister answer your phone again." Emmett told her, running his fingers through his hair. "I think I damaged her virgin ears." he looked at me sadly, and I had to hold back laughter, I was far from a virgin, and I'm pretty sure he knew that.

But as always, Rosalie had that covered, she snorted loudly, "Virgin ears? Bella?" she barked out a laugh, and stopped laughing when Emmett glared at her, "Dude, your sister has the mouth of a sailor, but I guess her ears might be the only part of her that is a virgin." she explained. BITCH. "I'm kidding guys, chill." she rolled her eyes, getting herself out of trouble and hopefully not causing Em's blood pressure to sky rocket too high.

Luckily, before any of us could get ourselves into any more trouble, Edward was done, and we made our way out of the mall and back to the jeep.

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Jaspers POV (July 4 th )

"Damn it Edward, hurry up in there. You're not the only one who has to look respectable for your special lady friend!" I yelled, banging on the bathroom door. I swear, I think Rose and Bella had a vagina installed on him yesterday with as much time he was taking to get ready. I mean really, you shower, put on the cool new swim trunks and a shirt, make the hair look just out of bed, and brush your teeth and you're golden.

I have no idea why it was taking my cousin almost an hour to get ready, but it was pissing me off.

"Fucker, no matter how long you spend in there you still aren't going to meet Prince Charming if you don't get your ass to the ball!" I said and kicked the door to get his attention since banging didn't seem to work. Plus, I figured with his newly acquired vagina, he would appreciate the Disney Princess reference.

I paced around the room until I knew a way to get his ass out of the bathroom. I just needed to find the right CD. I rummaged through our joint collection, which honestly was mostly Edwards. He was a fucking music fanatic. If he liked a band he had every studio album, b-side, and live show bootleg ever made. It was awesome for me because he was the fan boy while I got to reap the benefits.

I went to the CD player, put the unholy disc in, cranked the volume up and hit Play.

Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want

The bathroom door jerked open and Edward finally emerged, honestly not looking that much different then when we went in there. I wondered what my cousin was doing in the bathroom for nearly an hour, but then I decided I didn't really want to know.

"Dude I'm out, I surrender. Please turn that shit off." Edward said holding his hands up in surrender.

"About damn time." I scowled and entered the bathroom to finally get ready myself while Edward turned off the stereo. I think I heard him breaking the Spice Girls disc, but I couldn't be sure.

A quick shower, shave, and brushing of the pearly whites later, and I was ready to go.

"Shall we go next door and pickup our ladies?" I asked Edward when I emerged.

"Come on Pony Boy, let's go" Edward replied.

We walked over to the Swans and rang the bell. I hoped Emmett didn't answer, I knew he was going to give me the whole 'I am watching you' thing and honestly it wasn't funny anymore.

"Gentleman please come in, your ladies will be down shortly." Emmett said nicely and gestured for us to enter. I don't know which made me more uncomfortable, overprotective Emmett or nice Emmett. Nice Emmett was kind of creepy.

"So where's Renee?" Edward asked.

"Renee is in Cabo this week, or maybe it was Milan. Who knows, her drunk ass isn't here so I'm happy." Emmett replied. It took me a minute to realize Renee was their mom, I didn't think I had seen her since the Cullen's barbeque the first time I had met Bella.

"Aren't the girls just putting on their bikinis and something to cover up until we get in the pool?" I asked wondering why it was taking so long. This wasn't prom, did they need to make sure they each had enough nipple tape?

"You got a lot to learn about the ladies J-Dawg. They take however long they take to get ready. You wait patiently, tell them they look gorgeous and maybe if your luck... you know what, never mind. Just tell Bella she took her sweet damn time getting ready and left you waiting." Emmett said his face going from grimace to smile quickly, like he just had a really good idea.

Thankfully, the bedroom door finally opened and Rose emerged and walked down the staircase. It was like that scene in that chick flick with the guy from Scooby Doo all over again. She walked all slow and dramatic to make an entrance. She had on a skirt with just her bikini top and she went straight to Emmett once she cleared the last step.

"Damn Rose, you look hot babe." Emmett said and threw her a wink, the cocky bastard.

"Thanks hon." she replied and gave him a hug and I think rubbed her boobs against his chest a little more then was proper, not that I was paying attention or anything.

Alice was next to be descending the staircase in the same manner as Rose. She looked pretty, very pretty, in her pink sundress.

"You look pretty Alice." Edward said and he blushed a little before he gave her a quick peck on the cheek.

Finally, Bella came out and practically ran down the stairs and I was stunned. Bella had on short shorts and a hoodie unzipped and I could finally see her side tats, along with another one peeking out from the top of her shorts. It was fucking hot.

"You look amazing." I said when she came over and gave me a quick hug and kiss before Emmett cleared his throat. I swear, we weren't making out or anything, and he goes all crazy protective already, damn.

"Are we ready to walk to the party and get our grooves on?" Rose asked.

"Hopefully no one will be getting any grooves on at the country club." Emmett said and gave me the stink eye.

We left the house for the short walk to the beach club. God, how do people get so lucky to live not only on ocean front property, but ocean front property within walking distance of the exclusive Newport Beach Country Club as well? lucky bastards. Oh wait- I lived in a pool house bigger then my old house on said property, I guess I was one of the lucky bastards now. The walk was quick and we all fell into talking about what we wanted to do. I had no idea since I hadn't been there before, so my plan was to stick with, Alice, Bella, and Edward and avoid Emmett if he kept acting like a douche.

"Edward, please keep anyone from molesting my sister, including your cousin Jazzhands." Emmett said as he and Rosalie took off for parts unknown.

"Jasper, I'm going to go claim us some lounge chairs by the pool, will you go get us some soda please?" Bella asked and gave me the pouty lip even though she didn't have to.

"Sure, Diet Dr Pepper right?" I asked even though I already knew the answer.

"Yes, please." Bella replied and gave me a quick kiss before she was off with Alice and Edward.

I headed to the concession stand and asked the guy behind the counter for a root beer and a diet Dr Pepper and waited while he filled my order.

"Oh, you must be Edward's cousin Jasper, right?" A blonde girl asked as she walked up to me, and I wasn't sure how to answer. My mom had always told me never talk to strangers ,and the look in this girls eyes made her look very fucking strange to me. I had sudden flashes of my face on posters that read "Have you seen this boy?"

"Umm,yeah?" I answered, more like a question then a valid response, but so what? I was a little scared.

"Hi, I'm Lauren Mallory. I'm in the same grade as Edward, we aren't really friends, though ,you and I definitely should be." she said as she reached her arm out and her fingers ghosted over my ink. Then it hit me. Lauren Mallory… Wonky Boobs, and I had to tighten the muscles in my neck to stop it from whipping down to check out the legendary horrific boobage that was Wonky Boobs.

I wanted to say something witty and snarky to piss her off and get her to leave me alone but I was struggling too much not to look at her chest.

"Jazz, there you are honey. Did you get our drinks yet? Oh hi Lauren, I see you met my Jazzy." Alice said and came up, grabbing me in a fierce hug.

At that moment I loved Alice Brandon for saving me from the clutches of Lauren Mallory.

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APOV

"Oh, you're with her?" Lauren asked Jasper looking me over, giving me a dirty look. Bitch was lucky I just got a manicure.

"Yes, now shoo fly, go find your own." I shooed her with my hands, and she frowned, sending a wink to Jasper and stalking off, angrily.

"Alice, I could fucking kiss you right now, thank you, so much." Jasper breathed a sigh of relief as the man behind the counter handed him the drinks he had ordered.

"Don't worry Jasper, that girl and her minions are always after what they can't have, it's pathetic, really." I rolled my eyes as we made our way back to our friends.

"She scares me." he admitted, and I couldn't help but laugh.

"If you can deal with Emmett and Rosalie, then Lauren is child's play." I giggled.

"Speaking of Emmett, what the hell is up with him?" he asked seriously, "He's the one who told me I needed to be upfront with Bella if I liked her, and now he's being creepy."

"Bella and Emmett are very close, all they have is each other, Charlie, their dad, left them years ago, and Renee, she's a drunk, and she's really only home once or twice a month to make sure they are still breathing. Most of the time, Emmett acts more like Bella's father then her brother." I explained, "But you're a lot better than her exes, just show Emmett he has nothing to worry about."

"Thanks Alice." he smiled down at me as we found Edward and Bella sitting on side by side beach chairs, laughing about something.

"Hey friends!" I smiled, plopping down next to Edward, patting his knee. He was looking sexy, I definitely wanted to lick him, from head to toe. My girls did an amazing job with this boy. And I wasn't the only one who had noticed.

"Hey Al," Bella said, smiling sweetly at Jasper who had brought her the usual drink, Diet Dr. Pepper, she lived off that stuff, and booze. "How was the commercial shoot yesterday?"

"It was awesome!" I exclaimed, and launched into the day I had shooting a restaurant commercial.

"That sounds like you had a lot of fun!" Bella smiled, leaning against Jasper who was playing with her hair.

"It was a lot of fun." I agreed, scanning the crowd for any nice, familiar faces. I saw Lauren Mallory, Jessica Stanley, Mike Newton, and Tyler Crowley across the pool, laughing with each other, about god knows what. Jess and Mike weren't that bad, but Tyler and Lauren were evil. I did my best to avoid them both. Angela Weber, Ben Cheney, Victoria Knight, and Heidi Sands were at a cabana, the girls were sun bathing, and Ben was sitting with his legs in the pool. They were cool, I liked all of them, especially Angela, she was so cute, and sweet.

I continued scanning the crowd to see Rosalie and Emmett with some kids they both graduated this year, Emmett was obviously describing something because his hands were moving wildly, Rose was sipping some pretty looking drink gossiping with the girls around the table. Not to far from them were Carlisle and Esme Cullen, with a big group of most of the parents, and the more elite adults of the town.

It was the same thing every year, but there was always some kind of scandal, it never did disappoint.

"JASPER! NO!" I heard Bella scream, bringing me back to reality. I looked up to see Jasper holding Bella over his shoulder, ready to launch her into the pool. I giggled, watching her thrash around, begging for mercy.

I looked at Edward and winked, he gave me a questioning look, and I stood up and with a running start, pushed Jasper in the pool, sending all three of us in.

"Alice! You bitch!" Bella exclaimed coming above water.

"Yeah, I was totally joking!" Jasper laughed once he emerged, shaking his shaggy hair.

"Oh, lighten up!" I giggled, rolling my eyes at the two babies.

"Cullen! You better get your ass in here!" Bella called to Edward who was laughing shamelessly from his dry spot on the chair.

"I think I'll stay right here." he smiled at us.

Bella swam next to me, and we exchanged glances, and swam to the edge, climbing out of the pool, we both climbed on top of Edward, hugging him to our soaked bodies.

"Hey!" he whined, "these are new clothes!"

"Come on Princess, don't be so lame!" Jasper called from the pool, and Edward groaned as he grabbed both me and Bella and jumped the three of us into the pool.

We spent a while in the pool, swimming, and splashing and laughing, and enjoying our time. Rosalie and Emmett even swam with us for a while, it was a great time. But then it started getting dark, and chilly, and the fireworks were going to start soon.

"I wish I wore more clothes." Bella shivered as Jasper wrapped a towel around her and held her close to him.

"Yeah, you whore." I teased as Edward did the same for me, they were so sweet.

We decided to grab some food, and there was an announcement shortly after that the fireworks were going to begin, so we made our way to the beach, and sat on some rocks, where we sat every year.

"Wow," Jasper said once they started, "they're so awesome on the water."

"Aren't they though?" I asked, agreeing, but I didn't hear his answer.

Edward gently pulled me up from the rock and we started walking down the beach holding hands. We had walked a few minutes and were getting far enough away that I couldn't see the rest of the group, I turned towards him, and just as I was about to ask what he was doing, his lips were suddenly on mine, in a sweet kiss. It wasn't rough, it wasn't demanding, it was soft, and sweet, and only when I opened my lips did he slide his tongue into my mouth. And let me tell you, it was- wow, Edward's tongue had some skills, I was not expecting that from my hot nerd boy. But, it was probably the sweetest first kiss I had ever had.

We pulled apart, and he smiled down at me, wrapping his arm around my shoulders pulling me close to him. We walked back to the group and took our previous seats and watched the rest of the fireworks in that position. It was perfect, except for Emmett shooting us the occasional glare like he knew what we had done.

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Emmett's POV

"O-M-G, did you guys hear that one of the waiters caught Mr. Bellows in the parlor making out with someone who wasn't his wife?" Rose asked as we started heading back towards the house.

"Yes, but since when is a cheating husband news in Newport?" Bella responded.

"Well when you're caught making out with another guy, its news worthy" Rose said with a squeal.

God, my girl loved the gossip and drama. As long as it didn't involve my little sister I was okay to let her go on about who was caught with whom and who recently had work done. Rose didn't watch soap operas because she says our community and the people in it are better than most of the one's on TV.

"Did you see what Kim was wearing Bella? I swear it looked like she raided your closet and stole that sweater dress from you." Alice asked Bella who suddenly stopped walking.

"What's wrong B? did she steal your dress?" I asked my baby sister.

"No, but I just remembered that dress is at Jake's house, along with some of my other stuff." Bella explained and looked up at Jasper who was still holding her hand. I was okay with their PG displays of affection, but only PG mind you.

"Call him and tell him you want your shit back." Edward said as he put his arm around Alice's shoulder after she shivered. Edward was a good guy, and if he and Bella weren't going to be together, I was happy to see him with Alice.

"Yeah Bella, just call him and we'll go with you to help you get it." Jazzhands added. I know I gave him shit for being with my sister, but honestly, so far he had been good for her. I hadn't seen Drunkella since she was in L.A with Alice after her and Jake first broke up.

"Okay, I'll call him, but you two-" Bella said pointing at Edward and Jasper, "are not going with me. Last time you guys ran into Jake you got in a fight. I can get my stuff on my own." she explained dialing his number manually in her phone. Good girl, she had already removed him from her contacts.

We all stopped and stood around while Bella made the call, until she screamed and threw her phone down, "Motherfucker!" I reached down and grabbed her phone, giving Rose a look, she she went and put her arms around Bella, trying to calm her down, while I called back Jake's number and put in on speaker phone.

"Hey, this is Jake, leave a message- unless this is Bella you can just come over and apologize by putting my dic-" I hung up the phone, not wanting to hear the rest of the voice mail. I wanted to throw it so fucking bad, I knew it could survive little Bella throwing it, but if I tossed the damn thing we likely would never even find all the pieces.

"I'm going to kill that fucker." Jasper said angrily, and I felt proud that he was almost as fiercely protective of my sister as I was.

"Yeah, Rose and I are going with you to get your shit from his house tomorrow. Jake and I need to have a conversation about what is and isn't appropriate to put on his voice mail about my little sister." I said, cracking my knuckles for effect.

"Emmett, you don't have to do that. I'm a big girl and I can do this on my own." Bella whined as she hugged Jasper.

"Bella, you really shouldn't be in his house alone with him, let alone his bedroom, where I'm sure your stuff is. We will go with you." Rose said, but honestly it sounded more like a command which normally I would find very fucking hot, but I was distracted by my sister's drama at that moment.

"Fine, we'll go over tomorrow afternoon." Bella relented.

"You'll text me when you're done so I know everything is cool, right?" Jasper asked her as he bent down and gave her a kiss.

"Yes, now can we just get home, my feet hurt and I am suddenly very tired." Bella whined.