I tapped my foot impatiently against the pavement. It just figures that a few nomadicvamps would show up right about now. Since they murdered one person in the city andone on the reservation, they kind of had it coming. Carlisle insisted upon ‘politely’ askingthem to leave their area. Of course, with any male mythical creature that has pride issues,they not so politely declined. Then, they did the not so kind way of asking with a pack of horse sized wolves barking in their faces and three other male vampires who have theiradvantages in fighting.Oh, if you’re wondering why I’m so impatient and so annoyed by the vampires, Jake and Iwere SUPPOSED to go to the movies together. I suppose there’s worse things; it mostlymeans we’ll just miss the commercials and he couldn’t pick me up. Oh well, at least I getto drive my new car. Gift from dad for my 7th/18th birthday; a Saleen S7. Jake looked likewas about to pass out… I honestly think he was more excited than I was, and I was prettyecstatic.I could feel the a gentle rain began to pelt my face, but I guess it wasn’t so gentle toeveryone else since they were all running like a werewolf ran into the middle of the street,teeth bared. I laughed softly at the thought, doing the human thing and pulling up mybrown hood as my phone began ringing. “Hello?” “Hey Ness!” I smirked. “Hey Seth, so did you guys chase them off?” “Oh yea! You shoulda seen it! One second, it was only Carlisle and they looked all cockythen the next they’re surrounded by a pack of wolves and three other vamps,” Sethlaughed. Oh gosh, even though he’s not related to me (who other than my parents isrelated to me?) he still is like family. We sort of switch off on the big sister to youngerbrother and younger sister to big brother relationship things. Kind of like the relationshipbetween Jake and mom.That was probably the most awkward conversation in my entire life, “So mom, you madeout with Jake?” “Erm… Well… Umm…. Yes…” Weirdly, I wasn’t as freaked out as everyone thought I wasgoing to be. Actually Uncle Emmett thought it was hilarious and said I was just like mymom, just taking everything in stride. Huh, you’re all vampires. Cool. Shapeshifter? Niffy.Mom made out with my boyfriend/fiancé? There’s a logical explanation. Don’t give me thatlook! The theory I have is that since I’m a lot like my mom, in a NORMAL world, mom andJake could be together. If you didn’t have your potential soul mate, then someone who is alot like them could work right? Besides, it was that part of me that is exactly like mymother that drew Jake to her. “Sounds like I missed a good time,” I joked rolling my eyes. Boys. “Totally! Those vamps looked like they were about to run away screaming like little girls,” Seth laughed. He is a mess, but he’s looked out for me for years. Actually, scratch that, heand Jake have been there since I literally was born. “Alright Ness, I know, you want to talkto Jake right?” “Thanks Seth!” I chirped happily. In the background there was some fiddling of the phoneand a few voices that I think were Emmett and Jasper laughing, Growling… Paul I think,and Seth saying something. “Uh… Actually I think as soon as the vamps cleared out, he jumped on his motorcycle. Ithink he’s on his way.” I sighed. I wouldn’t get to talk to him, but at least he would behere sooner.