The next day, I left Bella home to nap after school while I ran through revenge options in myhead. She was so tired from her late-night visit, and I knew she could feel the anger for Jacobrolling off me. I didn't tell her that I met up with him after taking her home last night; I didn'twant to stress her out more. She looked so reluctant to let me leave, but I really felt thetemporary separation would be good for us. I didn't think anyone should be around me at themoment. So, I went for a run.
I could break my promise and punch him
, I mused as I easily dodged the dense foliage.
But hewould heal too quickly for it to be worth pissing off Bella that much when he tattled. And if I did permanent damage, she would never forgive me.
I could set his Rabbit on fire.
He loved that piece of junk. Bella said he built it himself and ittook him forever. Was that too cold? No. He called my sweet, virginal Bella a whore for noreason. He had this coming.But fire was a little conspicuous. So I’d have to settle for stealing and impounding. I’d hire a punk so they could not trace it to me. Besides, I wasn’t exactly allowed to cross the border to hishouse. I was willing to break that rule for Bella’s safety, but not my own payback.I retrieved my car and pulled up to Bella’s house at 8 after determining that her long nap would be satisfying enough.I heard her cell phone ring from inside the house and paused.“Hey Ang,” Bella answered happily. She must have woken up earlier; I hoped that she sleptenough.“Oh, my friend Jacob is good with cars?” she said after a pause.“Yeah, he built his own car,” she said softly as if she regretted mentioning him. I could imagineher biting her lip.“I spent hours sitting in that thing while he worked on it. It was better than the floor.” Shesounded wistful.“Did I tell you about the time that Mike almost threw up in the back of it? Jake almost had aheart attack.” She laughed despite herself.“Well I’ll give you his number; he probably won’t charge much to fix it.”
What was I going to do now?
I wasn’t intentionally trying to eavesdrop. It just kind of happened.