Nessie just turned five and it's starting at a new school, where she'll find new people and have new adventures, while hidding who she really is. She'll find friends, enemys and maybe even a new love. Sequel of "A New Life" but it stands on its own.
A New Path
"Happy birthday," I heard in my ear and my eyes flew open. Jacob. I smiled and he smiled back.
"What time is it?" I asked him.
"Time for you to go to school," he said, smiling even wider. "I came here to see you in your uniform and to gave you this," he handed me a little gift bag with a pink ribbon.
I opened it and saw a beautiful bracelet inside. I took his arm and showed him my first Christmas, when he gave me a bracelet that looked exactly like this one.
"Yeah, you grew too fast so I thought you needed a new one," he said taking the bracelet out of my hand. "Do you like it?" he asked me, a little insecure.
"I love it," I told him, stretching my arm so he could clasp it around my wrist and I felt myself blushing instantly at the feeling of his touch.
Jacob and I are close, like really close, best friends, to be more specific, but he doesn't know that I want us to be more and I'm scared to tell him 'cause I'm sure he doesn't feels the same about me. He's always been there for me, ever since I was a little girl, he's been like a brother to me, but lately those feelings morphed and now I can't stop thinking about him; his smile is always in my mind, making my head spin and butterflies to fly in my stomach. He is so caring, so understanding and so beautiful that I'm slowly falling for him, not that he notices me, I mean, yeah we're best friends and spend lots of time together, but for him is just that; we are friends and nothing else. That only thought bummed me in a second.
"Why the long face?" he asked furrowing his eyebrows, he could read my face so easily. "You should be happy; today is your birthday and you'll get to go to school, isn't that what you have always wanted?"
"Yes, it is, I'm just nervous, that's all," I lied to him and smiled. School starts today, actually started a couple of weeks ago but my mother told me I was able to go the moment I turned five, that day being today, so today I'll start school with new people to now and new experiences to live. Even though I'm five I look like I'm fifteen, that's why my parents allowed me to go; I'll start today as a sophomore in a private school here in Seattle. My father insisted in a private school, agreeing with that was the only way he would let me go, so I accepted immediately, the second reason he let me enroll in high school is that my mother we'll be a literature teacher there, so I'll always be protected, and, like my father always says 'protecting you is the most important thing'.
Is a good thing no one in the school would now the teacher is my mother, they'll think she's my sister, at least that's our story now; my mom is my sister, she's 22 (actually she's 18, and will always look like one, but she can go by like a 22 years old), she just graduated from Dartmouth (she actually graduated a couple of years ago) and she's my dad girlfriend. My dad is 20 years old (he's really 17) and he's in his second year of medicine in U-Dub. My dad is grandma's brother, she's acting like she's 26, so my dad can't act like her foster kid anymore, grandpa is acting like he's 27 and he will be working in a hospital here in Seattle. Aunt Alice is acting like one of the foster kids; she'll be 18, just graduated from high school and is starting a business with Aunt Rose, she is also pretending to be 18, is the same business as they had in New Hampshire – an event planner company – but they started again so they can act like they are younger and we'll be able to be here for a while. Aunt Rose and uncle Jasper are acting like they're twins and they are relatives of grandpa Carlisle, Uncle Jasper helps with Alice and Rose's business, but only when is extremely urgent. Finally is Uncle Emmett, he's also acting like one of the foster kids, he's 19 and he's Alice's brother, he got a work in a bar downtown.
Messy, huh? Well, that's my life, we always have to pretend because we are vampires and we don't get old, well, actually I'm a half-vampire and I do get old, but from Grandpa Carlisle's estimations I'll stop growing when I turn 7 and I will always look like an 18 years old, just like my mom. One of the benefits of being a half-vampire is that I look much more human, my skins isn't that white and my eyes don't change color depending if I'm hungry or not, I have human needs, like going to the bathroom and eating something besides blood, and I get human reactions; I can blush and I can cry, so is easy to hide my real identity.
We are not all vampires, Jacob is actually a shape shifter, he can turn into a wolf willingly and won't age if he keeps shifting and that's why he looks like he's 25 ever since he was 16. He looking like a 25 year old since he was 16 is due to the fact that half breeds – like me and Jacob – age really fast, so he aged from 16 to 25 in a matter of months, like I've aged from newborn to 15 in five years.
"Nessie, you have to get dress or you'll be late to school," my father told me from the first floor. Jacob stood up from my bed and offered me his hand; I took it and got up for school. I went to my bathroom and he got out of my room. I took a short shower, I tried to get the knots out of my hair while I was there; my curly hair becomes a wild mess if I don't brush it constantly. I got out of the shower and dressed with my new uniform, it's a deep blue tartan pleated skirt with a white blouse, a deep blue tie and cardigan, with the school logo in the chest. I went down stairs and everyone was waiting for me in the kitchen.
"Ohhh, you look so cute," Aunt Alice squeaked and went to hug me. Everyone hugged me, telling me I looked beautiful, wishing me a happy birthday and giving me gifts. Aunt Alice and uncle Jasper gave me like ten new outfits I could wear when I was with my friends out of school (of course this was Alice's idea), aunt Rose and uncle Emmett gave me an iPhone, they said I could do a lot of fun stuff with it, but more importantly I could call them whenever I needed and they'll be there in a heart bit, all the important numbers where already on the phone. Grandpa Carlisle and grandma Esme gave me a brown leather diary, so I could write every exciting moment of the new adventure that I was heading and finally, my mom and dad gave me a simple silver necklace with a big R.
"If I could produce tears I'll be crying now," my mother said hugging me again. She kissed the top of my head and held me a little tighter.
"You grew so fast," my father added, joining the hug. "I can't believe you are already five and you are going to school!"
"I'm fifteen," I whined.
"You may look like you are fifteen, but you are only five," he replied. Jeez, if they all keep treating me like I'm five Jake would never take me seriously. I felt my father stiffen and I rolled my eyes. That's what happens when you hear another people's thoughts, I added in my mind.
"You know I can't help it," he said sighing. "I wish I could."
Everyone looked at us funny, but then understood that I was having a silent conversation with my father, something we do a lot. My father new before I do that I was falling for Jacob, he tried to get me distracted, he did his best effort of keeping me away from him, but he could pick from my mind that that wasn't helping matters. I was falling for him irrevocably and no one could do anything about it, not even me.
Then they sang "happy birthday" with a cupcake, saying they'll have a real cake in the afternoon; I thanked everybody, ate the cupcake and drank a cup of tea. My mother always says that I should drink milk, but I don't like the smell of it and the flavor is even worse, so she stop trying to persuade me when I was four. At least I eat more food now that back then, but I drew the line in milk.
"Okay, are you ready to go?" My mom asked me. My father was going to give us a ride, something I'm not particularly excited about; no one wants to be seen with her parents on the first day of school.
"You won't be seen with your father, you'll be seen with your sister and her boyfriend," my father reminded me and I winced at the word 'boyfriend', that was plain creepy.
"I can give you a ride if you want," Jacob said smiling at me, obviously sensing my discomfort. My dad growled softy and I smacked him on the arm and warned him with my eyes.
"That's actually great," I answered smiling. My father was going to protest but my mother spoke first.
"Edward, is already too embarrassing for her that I'll be a teacher in her school, maybe it'll be less embarrassing if she doesn't show up with us on her first day," she said, stroking his face. My father melted instantaneously at her touch and I knew he wasn't going to argue anything after that. I touched my mother and thanked her silently; she winked at me and smiled.
"Okay," my father agreed, "but you'll go behind us at all moments. Are we clear?"
"Sir, yes, sir," Jacob and I said at the same time and laughed afterwards. They all looked at us and rolled their eyes; coincidences like this were common with me and Jake.
We went outside and everyone went to the door and said goodbye. We were living in two secluded houses near Lake Union; my father's house and my grandparent's house. In my house it's only me and my parents; in the other house is everyone else. Jake is sharing an apartment downtown with Seth, Seth is also at the U-Dub – studying business management – and Jake is working at a restaurant; he's taking a couple of classes to be a chef.
My parents went to my father's black Volvo; he used to have a grey one but changed before we got to Seattle, saying it was way too updated. I went to Jacob's truck, he used to have a rabbit but changed a couple of years ago for a new shiny silver ford; it was big and it was manly and I loved the stupid thing.
We were already on the road when I started nibbling my bottom lip nervously and shaking my leg furiously.
"Don't be nervous, you'll do great," Jacob told me, patting my hand.
"I don't know," I said looking through the window. "What if no one likes me?" I asked him and he snorted the moment the words came out of my mind.
"What's not to like?" Jacob argued and gave me a reassuring smile. "You are funny, smart and beautiful; everyone will like you, just wait and see."
"Yeah right," it was my time to snort. "You only say that 'cause you're my best friend."
"I only say that because is truth," he said stopping at my school's parking lot. We saw my dad getting out of his car and walking to open my mom's door, he extended his hand to help her and she came out in a fluid movement. Everyone in the school was watching them; the girls were clearly talking about my dad, whispering who knows what in other girl's ears and the boys were elbowing each other and pointing at my mom. It was always like this with this two; the worst of it is that they both get jealous every time someone of the other sex notices them and that's why my dad kissed my mother thoroughly in front of everyone. I shivered and screamed 'stop it!' in my head, so my dad stopped and laughed, he obviously heard me in his mind, he told something to my mom, kissed her one more time and let her go. When he was getting to his door he looked at me and gave me a little wave, I say 'bye, I love you,' in my head and he smiled, he got in the car and drove away.
I took a cleansing breath and shivered when I was exhaling. Jacob put his hand on my shoulder and I turned around to look at him.
"Everything is going to be fine, stop worrying, call me if anything goes wrong and I'll be here before you hang up, okay?"
"Okay," I said with a shaky voice.
"I'll come to pick you up in the afternoon; I don't have to work in the restaurant today and I want to know how everything went. Relax you'll do great."
"Okay," I said a little more forcefully, knowing that Jacob we'll be here when all of this is done is something to look forward. I smiled and he smiled back.
"Now, go kick some asses," he said and his smile grew wider.
"Here we go," I said and came out of the car, ready to start my newest adventure.
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"You are a jerk," I said standing up, grabbing my tray and walking away from the group. I could hear some people laughing but I couldn't care less. How can anyone be so mean?
I walked outside the cafeteria to see if I could find April, I started following her scent and walked away from the noises of the cafeteria, I was getting to the bathroom when my mom appeared in front of me and frowned.
"What happened to April?" she asked in a whisper.
"Did you see her?" I asked and looked behind her to see if she was there. Her scent told me she was in the bathroom.
"Yeah, she was crying, I tried to talk to her but locked herself in the bathroom, I smelled your scent approaching so I figured you had something to do with all of this," she told me, she looked concerned and a little annoyed.
"I don't know what happened," I told her in self defense; she clearly thought I did something bad. I took her hand and showed her what happened in the cafeteria, her frown became deeper.
"Apparently seeing you there upset her, it's clear to me – by hearing what Chris said in response – that the little group you were sitting with must tease her or something, and that's why she got upset by seeing you with them."
I looked at her amazed; how could she know all of this by just looking at my memory? She must have noticed what I was thinking because she smiled and leaned close.
"Every school is the same," she winked. "Same situation, just different schools, this is something you can even see in TV shows, you don't have to be a mind reader to know what's going on."
"Mind readers," I snorted. "Like someone could ever do that."
We both laughed and mom rolled her eyes, but then the concerned look returned to her face.
"What should I do?" I asked her and she bit her lip.
"Sorry honey, but this is something you'll have to learn by yourself," she patted me on the shoulder and gave it a little squeeze. She walked away and left me all alone next to the bathroom door. I took a cleansing breath and opened the door, I could hear April's sobs in one of the stalls, I knocked softly and I she tried to stay quiet.
"April is Nessie, what happened out there?" I asked trough the door; she sniffled and sobbed one more time.
"I'm sorry," she told me without opening the door. "But those guys hate me and it hurt me to see you there."
"I'm not their friend," I reassured her, maybe I thought I was going to be, but now I couldn't even imagine it. How could they treat someone like April like they did?
"You will be," she replied. "They are the coolest people in the school, they don't invite new people to join their group, of
course they choose you, 'cause you are as perfect as they are."
"I won't," I replied back. "They are far away from perfect, so am I. Besides, I don't want to hang out with them if that means I can hang out with you; you are so much cooler."
She snorted and opened the door; her eyes were puffy and she was smiling shyly.
"I'm not cool," she said rolling her eyes. "But is nice of you to say so."
I smiled back and backed off so she could come out and clean her face. The bell ranged and she looked at me through the mirror.
"What's your next class?" she asked me.
"Math," I answered, already knowing she had the class before lunch, so we wouldn't be sharing that class either.
"Please, tell me that your final class is US history," she almost pouted and a smile broke in my face.
"US history is my final class," I confirmed and she smiled brightly.
We came out of the bathroom and walked to our own classrooms, we said goodbye and I told her we would meet later, she just nodded and waved.
When I got inside the classroom it was already full, a chair waiting for me at the first line, with a guy already sitting in the next one, he gave me a weak smile which I returned. I presented myself again and went to sit by him and that's when I froze; he smelled like a vampire!
I looked at him again and he smiled weakly, he was clearly nervous about my stare, so I look at the teacher instead. He didn't look like a vampire and he still smelled as a human, but you could smell the clear scent of a vampire in his clothes, like he was near one not so long ago.
I opened my cell phone under the table and before I could text Jacob I saw a text waiting there and I remembered that I forgot to answer the last one.
Why didn't you answer me? Is there something wrong or you are having such a great time that you already forgot about me :(
I chuckled, how could I ever forget him?
Just a little problem, nothing to worry about, I'll tell you later. Now, there's another thing on my mind, but you have to swear to me that you won't freak out and you won't call my parents. Are we clear?
While I waited for the response, I started taking notes of the class in front of me, grateful that my teacher was concentrated in explaining an exercise that was difficult, or else he would have noticed that I wasn't paying attention. My phone vibrated in my left hand, I looked down and read the text Jacob sent me.
What happened? I promise I won't tell.
I took a deep breath and the smell emanating from the guy next to me was clearly the smell of a vampire. I texted Jacob back.
A guy next to me smells like a vampire, not like he is one, but like he was near one.
The teacher asked a question and smiled at me, apparently he now noticed that I wasn't paying attention.
"Do you think you can give me the answer of the fourth exercise?" the teacher asked me, he was smiling smugly, so sure that I was going to get the wrong answer.
"X equals eight," I told him after looking at the exercise for a couple of seconds. Math was easy, especially when you have a fast mind like mine. He looked at me annoyed and nodded, turning around and asking someone else how I got to that answer. I looked down again and saw another text coming from Jake.
That could mean two things; he was near a vampire without him knowing it was one or he was near one and he knows about them. You should warn your parents. And I don't want you near him, I don't want to see you in any trouble, I'm already on my way there, I'll wait for you on the parking lot until your classes are over.
I rolled my eyes; he was always taking the job of my protector too seriously. I haven't smelled another vampire in the school – neither did my mom – so there's no danger near, there's no need to get all work out. But I knew he was right, I knew I had to tell my parents, so I told Jake I would text my mom and I sent her the same text I sent to Jake. When the class was over I turned around and talked to him.
"Hi," I said and he looked shocked.
"Hi," he mumbled.
"I'm Nessie," I said smiling, he smiled shyly in response.
"I'm Josh," he answered and blushed a little and I blushed a little too in response. I looked at him more intently, apparently I was too focused on his smell to really look at him, he was actually cute – I mean, he was no Jacob, but I don't think there's man, vampire or shape shifter that can compete with him. Josh had a lovely skin color – like caramel – and some vibrant green eyes, like the ones I always picture my father with and he also had golden curls that framed his face, bringing out the color of his skin and eyes even more.
"That's a nice name," I told him honestly, making him blush even deeper, he murmured 'thanks' and started walking away with his hands in his pockets, I walked behind him and caught up with him in no time.
"What's your next class?" I asked him nicely, ignoring the way he was looking at me.
"Literature," he mumbled, walking a little bit faster, but I could follow him easily.
"Do you mind if I come along? My sister is the teacher of that class and I want to tell her something."
He shrugged and slowed his pace, we reached mom's classroom in a couple of seconds. We came in and I could see my mother tensing at the smell. She looked at us and gave us her best smile.
"Nessie, what are you doing here?" she asked, looking at Josh sitting down out of the corner of her eye. I approached and started telling her what happened with April, while I was asking her with my hand on her shoulder what she thought about Josh's smell and if she called dad already. She wrote rapidly on a piece of paper, while talking about April too, she gave me the paper, winked at me and I left the room, waving Josh on my way out. I read the note while walking to my US history class.
The smell is clearly the one of a vampire, is lingering all over him so it's clear that he was near one no so long ago. Jacob called me after you texted me and told me his guesses and I think he's right, let's hope he doesn't know about the vampire and he's not in danger, but I'll keep an eye on him during the class. I already talked to your father and he is on his way here, he wants to see if he can hear something useful out of Josh's mind.
I tore the paper, crumbled the pieces and throw them in three different trash cans on my way to my classroom. I got in and sat next to April, who smiled at me brightly.
After classes I went outside and said my goodbyes to April and walked to my father's black Volvo, he was leaning casually against the passenger's door. A lot of girls were gawking at him, but he couldn't care less, he looked at me and smiled.
"Hi Edward," I told my dad and he smiled amused.
"How was your first day, princess?" he asked me, pinching my cheek.
"Fine, a little weird though" I told him, I pictured Josh's face in my mind and he nodded.
"I'll try to hear his mind to see if I can find something useful," he talked fast, smiling crookedly. "Don't worry about it, you should go home and prepare yourself for the little party we are having. Jacob car is over there."
I nodded, smiled and walked to Jacob's car, he was standing – just like dad was – against the passenger door, he was scowling at nothing in particular, there were a lot of girls looking at him, but this time it was making me mad.
"Jake," I yelled when I was reaching him; he saw me and smiled brightly, I could see a lot of girls looking at me with wide eyes, and they watched in disbelieve when they saw me hugging Jacob.
"How are you?" he asked opening the passenger door to me.
"Great," I told him smiling brightly while getting inside the car.
He drove talking about his day and asking me things about my day, saying he would like the rerun at the house, 'cause he knew everyone would like to see it too.
When we got home Alice grabbed me by the hand and took me upstairs, she gave me some clothes to change and she brushed my hair. When we went downstairs everyone was there, including Seth who smiled and went to hug me once I was down.
"Oh Nessie, you are so big," he said, crushing me against his chest. "I brought you this."
He gave me a picture of Jacob, him and me in a wooden frame. I freaking love it. Seth was my best friend next to Jacob and we spent most of our time together and this gift was very special to me.
"Thank you," I told him, fighting the tears and hugging him again. Seth just smiled and ruffled my hair. I turned around and saw dad and mom in a corner.
"Could you read Josh's mind?" I asked him.
"Yeah," he said running his hand through his hair, "he wasn't thinking about anything it would help, though."
"What was he thinking?" Aunt Rose asked, frowning, apparently she also noticed my dad signature attitud when he is frustrated or nervous.
"He was thinking about… Renesmee," dad told her and I blushed instantaneously, I could see out of the corner of my eye Jacob stiffing and the rest of my family laughed.
"Well, Ness always gives a good first impression and she's beautiful, of course he was thinking about her, how could he not?" Jacob said with I small smile, looking at the ground.
"I want to see him," Aunt Alice squealed and clapped, making me blush deeper.
"Well, I told Jacob I would give him the rerun of the day when I got home, why don't you all take a finger and I'll show you what happened today," I told them, everybody agreed and everyone was taking a finger – except dad, who doesn't need to touch me – waiting for me to start.
I show them my first class, my introduction, the eye rollers - a.k.a Carla - and Chris; my dad growled when Chris said that my mom was hot.
"You are using your wedding ring tomorrow," he said through clenched teeth and my mom giggled.
"Like that's going to stop a bunch of horny teenagers," Uncle Emmett told him, making my dad growl higher.
"Of course I'll wear it babe," mom said, "so everyone will know I'm yours."
My dad grinned and walked to where she was to kiss her, they both hummed in content and the rest of us – except grandma and grandpa – gagged in response. After they ended the love demonstration I kept showing them my day, everyone saying they were proud of mom and that she was a great teacher, they hated Chris attitude towards April and they told me I did good by choosing her over him. When I got to Josh I just showed them his face when he looked at me and when I felt his scent, skipping rapidly to the last hour and finishing no longer after that, so everyone released my hand. I didn't want to show Jacob what I thought of Josh or the way I blushed when he blushed; I don't want him to think that I like someone else – which I don't – I just don't want him to get the wrong idea. After I finished there was a knock on the door and everyone smiled at me and urged me to open the door.
I opened and I was surprised when I saw Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Sue in the door, I turned around and everyone yelled "surprise!"
"What are you doing here?" I squealed and hugged grandpa tightly around the waist; he patted my shoulder and gave me a kiss in the top of my head.
"I missed you too much, so I had to come here, it's only a couple of hours from Forks," he said, squeezing me against his chest. I haven't seen Charlie in a little more than a year and I missed him like crazy; this was the best present of all, I finally had everyone I loved here.
A/N: We finally ended Nessie's first day! What do you think about Josh's situation? Let me know and leave a review! Gracias!
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