I jumped out of bed thee next morning, ready to see Jake. He left me twenty messages on my cell last night. I had gone with Alice to Paris (she needed a shopping buddy) and I'd forgotten my phone. I had a really bad dream that night, too. That Jesse was actually a Brexter in disguise. But that could never be-Jesse was definitely a human. I asked Carslisle about my fascination with him, and he said it could just be my thirst. I had tried to eat human food the past few days, but it tasted like moldy socks compared to a juicy bear. Mmm. Okay, back to the story. :) I walked down the stairs-yes, walked- and bumped into Jasper. He said, "Hey, Ness. Wanna go hunting tonight?" I knew this game. Once he'd said that and I ended up hunting alone. I raised an eyebrow and asked, "With who? An invisible vamp?" He said, "Vamp? That's what you call your family?" I nodded and elbowed his ribs. He said, "With Emmett, Edward, and Carslisle. No girls allowed." I fake-laughed and said, "Sure, I'll go. Just try and keep up with me, kay?" Then I stalked out of the room to see if Esme was up. She met me in the kitchen that was only used once, when I wasn't even alive. she and Bella were sitting on the counter, talking about me. I waved and Edward and Alice came out from under the shadows of the staircase, big grins on their faces. Edward said, "We got you something, Nessie." Alice came up to me and placed a key in my hand. I gave her a confused look and Bella came to my side. She said, "We wanted you to have a way of getting home without relying on someone else. Plus, you can get away from any homicidal vampires. You know, for whatever." I laughed nervously and walked outside to find my new car. It was great. It was a silver Mercedes Guardian. It was cute, too. I hopped in and heard the engine purr. I thanked everyone and pulled it out of the driveway. ***When I got to school, I was met at my door by some guy. He had blonde hair and dark eyes. He said, "Hi. Um, can I talk to you for a minute?" I was taken aback. I said, "What's your name?" He looked away and said, "I don't think you should know that right now." I sniffed from standing in the rain and said, "Okay, then. Well, what do you want to talk about?" He said, "I know who you are, Nessie. I just don't like how this has turned out. You know what I mean, don't you?" I shook my head and said, "Not really." He said, "My brother's Jesse. He, um, he loves you." I laughed in relief-I thought he was a vampire, saying I was delicious, or something. He said, "He wanted me to ask if you're single." Jake appeared then and wrapped his muscular arms around my shoulders. He said, "She's definitely not single." The guy looked up at Jake and sighed. He said, "Man, he'll be crushed." I smiled and turned to look Jake in the eye. He asked, "How come you didn't answer my calls last night?" I said, "Alice." He nodded and looked at my car with huge eyes. I laughed and pulled his face to mine. Then we walked into school, drenched in rain.