Chapter Thirteen - School
So thanks for the reviews. NutsContract and leelaa, you guys are awesome for pointing out my many inconsistencies. @ Leelaa, I had always thought that in season 5 Dawn felt less loyal to her extended Sunnydale family than in later seasons, after discovering that she hadn’t actually known them for a long time. And once her mom died she seemed sort of cut off from the others a bit. But you have a good point, sorry for the out of character moments =)
Oh, and I know Alice isn’t usually in Bella and Ed’s bio class but I switched it around a bit. And for the people who have commented, yes I am playing around with the ages. Bella, Dawn, Ed and Alice are all 17, while Jake is a year younger.
Oh, and last thing, I’m not American, I’m Australian, and I have no idea how American schooling systems work. So I’m just having six periods in a day sort of thing, with recess and lunch, and I hope that’s good.
“How was the Pack?” Bella asked, as Dawn entered the room, her face flushed. Bella looked at Dawn full in the face. “Are you okay?”
Edward laughed. “Jacob’s thoughts are triumphant,” he told Dawn.
Bella gasped. “You so kissed!”
Dawn flopped onto the couch. “Yep,” she said. “It was pretty amazing. We’re just so right for each other.”
Bella and Alice squealed together. “Yay!” Bella said. “I knew you guys were stupid for ‘just being friends for a while’. It totally wasn’t going to last.”
Dawn looked from Alice to Bella. “You guys never believed me, did you?” she asked.
Alice shook her head. “Never! I knew you guys couldn’t resist each other. It was so obvious.”
“I should be annoyed at your lack of faith,” Dawn said. “But I don’t really care. I’m too happy. I wish we didn’t go to different schools though.”
“Now you’ll be stared at even more!” Alice exclaimed. “The new girl who’s related to us who’s dating the hot guy from the reservation. You’ll be like Superwoman!”
“Oh god,” Dawn said. She looked stern. “You guys can’t tell everyone
“We won’t,” Bella and Alice promised, looking almost suspiciously innocent.
It was Dawn’s first day of school the next day. She drove with Alice down to Bella’s place to pick her up, and found Bella’s dad waiting outside. He seemed happy that Edward wasn’t with them, after they explained that Edward was driving with Emmett to let them have some girl time.
“I won’t hold you up, girls,” Charlie said. “But I just wanted to meet Dawn. I heard that you’re dating Jacob.”
Had Bella told her dad
? Dawn sighed. “Yep,” she said. “It’s nice to meet you, Chief Swan.”
“Please call me Charlie,” Charlie said, as Bella rushed out of the house slinging a backpack over her shoulder. “I’ll probably be seeing more of you.”
“You will,” Bella told her dad. “Alice is already organising a gazillion sleepovers everywhere, so prepare to be swamped.”
Charlie looked horror-struck and the girls laughed. They said their goodbyes and Alice drove away, pulling in at the Forks High School carpark.
“Aargh,” Dawn said. “It’s so little
“Yeah, but you get used to it,” Bella said, laughing at Dawn’s amazed face. “I bet it’s way too green, as well?”
“Uh huh,” Dawn gazed out at the rain-soaked trees surroundings the classrooms. “God I miss Sunnydale.”
“You remember your story, right?” Bella said.
“Yep. I lived in California in a small town, and I am Esme’s distant cousin once removed,” Dawn said. “I came to live with Esme because my parents died.”
“Perfect,” Bella said.
“So everyone here thinks Rosalie, Emmett and Jasper are at college?” Dawn asked, as she, Bella and Alice got out of the car.
“Yep. They’ve been travelling around a bit, really. I think they’ll leave again soon.”
“Well, I can’t say I’ll be too fussed,” Dawn said. “In Rosalie’s case, no offence Alice.”
“She’ll come round,” Alice promised.
“Everyone says that,” grumbled Bella. “But will she really?”
“She has her reasons,” was all Alice would say. Dawn followed Alice and Bella to the reception.
“Hi, I’m Mrs Cope,” said a short, rotund red-haired woman behind the desk. “You must be Dawn Summers, the new girl?”
“That’s me,” Dawn took the sheet of paper the receptionist offered her. “SO I just have to get the teachers to sign this?”
“Yes, and bring it back at the end of the day,” Mrs Cope said. “Then you get your guardian to sign it.”
She looked at Dawn interestedly, and Dawn could tell she too had heard that Dawn was living with the Cullen’s.
“Okay, thank you,” Dawn said, and hurried out the door, before she could be questioned any more.
Dawn had a non-eventful but cheerful morning, meeting all of Bella and Alice’s friends. She liked Angela Weber, a tall, quiet girl who seemed truly kind, but bristled a bit as Jessica Stanley and Lauren Mallory attempted to discover exactly
why she was living at the Cullen’s house.
“Don’t worry about them,” Bella said as they headed for second period biology. “They did the same to me when I came.”
Dawn had noticed with amusement that Mike Newton and Eric Yorkie were both infatuated by Bella, though Bella didn’t seem to notice. Mike Newton was pretty nice, Dawn reflected, though a bit like a golden retriever, with big puppy eyes.
“Hey Edward,” the tall vampire had joined them at the door to biology. He slung his arm protectively over Bella’s shoulder, and they walked to the table together. Alice lingered while Dawn went up to the teacher’s table.
“You must be Dawn Summers,” the teacher said. “I’m Mr Banner. I hope you’re having a good day so far?”
“Yes, thanks,” Dawn gave him the slip to sign.
“Well, you can sit next to Alice, here,” he pointed to Alice, who had slid into her seat and was smiling at Dawn. “I understand you’re staying with her family, now.”
“Uh… yeah,” Dawn hastily sat down next to Alice. “I didn’t know everyone
knew,” she whispered. Alice grinned and put a finger to her lips, pointing to the teacher in almost angel-like innocence.
Biology went quickly, and soon it was recess. Bella and Alice took Dawn to their table, where they sat with Edward, Mike, Jessica, Lauren, Eric, Angela and Tyler Crowley. Lauren and Tyler seemed to be an item.
“So Dawn,” Jessica said, settling herself down next to the new girl. “Are you really staying with the Cullen’s?”
“Yeah,” Dawn said. “I’m a distant relative of Esme’s, so they took me in after my parents died.”
“Oh, I’m sorry,” said Jessica, who didn’t sound very sorry at all, merely impatient. “So you and Alice are sisters now?”
“That’s right,” Alice said, grinning from across the table. The fluorescent lights of the cafeteria glinted off her teeth, making them seem sharper than usual. Jessica looked unnerved for a second, and turned away to speak to Lauren.
“If you’re trying to seem human, doing that
isn’t going to help,” Dawn laughed quietly.
“Well, she was being annoying and rude,” Alice pointed out. Suddenly, her face disengaged, and became blank and empty. Her eyes stared off into the distance, as if there was something only she could see. In a way, Dawn though, there was. She knew by now that this meant Alice was having a vision.
Edward looked up abruptly from where he had been talking with Bella. “Alice?” he asked quietly.
Angela Weber, who seemed to have pretty good hearing, looked up. “Alice? Hello?” she waved her arm in front of her face, not knowing what was happening.
Alice blinked suddenly and expression returned to her face. She grinned at Angela. “Sorry? I was zoning out there.”
She exchanged quick looks with Edward. Both Bella and Dawn were looking at them in annoyance.
“What did you see?” Bella asked.
“I’ll tell you later,” Edward hissed at her.
Dawn drove to Bella’s house with Bella and Edward at the end of the day, because Alice was going hunting. She had been informed that Bella was recently ungrounded, but still had curfew on school nights, so she was only allowed to stay until 9:00.
“Are you sure about this?” Dawn asked. “I don’t want to be a third wheel here.”
“It’s fine,” Bella said. “I want to spend some time with you anyway. We’re the only humans here, we’ve got to bond. Hi Dad!” she called as she unlocked the door.
“Hey Bells,” Charlie poked his head out of the kitchen. “Oh! Hey Dawn!”
Charlie nodded stiffly at Edward, and retracted his head. Dawn laughed. “Disapproving father?”
“Charlie still blames Edward for me going to Italy,” Bella said.
“He’s right…” Edward began.
“No he’s not
,” Bella said. “It wasn’t your fault. You
didn’t put me in danger, the Volturi did.”
Dawn followed the couple upstairs to Bella’s room, Edward still looking mopy.
“You’ve got to accept it, Edward,” she said, sitting down on Bella’s bed. “Love is two ways, if you’re going to protect Bella you have to get used to her protecting her too. And that includes going to Italy to save your undead immortal life.”
As always, reviews please! I hope you liked the chapter, I had a bit of trouble with it and I don’t think it’s as good. Also, I just noticed how in the character pie chart they have a separate thing for Jacob and Jake, which is a bit annoying, does anyone know how I can change it?