Post by Bella Swan on Sept 14, 2009 7:28:01 GMT -5
It had really gotten to the stage now where Bella considered the lack of a vampire at the table a strange occurrence. As pathetic as it might seem, she didn’t like being without Edward, even though she had promised her father to maintain a more healthy balance between her friends and her boyfriend – fiancé. She didn’t think twice about their unusual diet, nor did she consider the Cullens or their friends a threat to her or anyone else. She understood them better than she understood other people in her school, like Jessica or Lauren, for instance – the vampires had a depth and maturity that she appreciated, unable to understand the shallowness of some of her high school friends.
She nodded at Jay’s assessment of the pasta under inspection and smiled a little, happy to draw the girl into conversation. She sneaked a look at Edward, but from the vibe at the moment it seemed that the issue with Jayden’s unexpected presence here had been resolved. At least she hoped it had been, she wouldn’t be able to bear it if something happened that caused the Cullens to leave town. Surely they would take her with them now?
“Yeah, I broke the cardinal rule,” she admitted, pushing the plate away from her. “Stick to the pre-packaged and the un-cooked around here.”
Post by Jayden Murphy on Sept 22, 2009 9:57:01 GMT -5
Food certainly wasn’t something Jayden had ever given much through to, generally she saw it as an addition to her regular diet as oppose to its sole occupant. However now she watched Bella push the ‘food’ around her plate and pass judgment, Jayden couldn’t help but agree that the cafeteria’s attempt hardly counted for food. “I’ll try to remember that.” Jayden said gently with a small smile.
While Bella seemed completely at ease with the non human members of the table Jay had a few difficulties fitting in between the two groups. Although she was no longer as nervous and flighty, she was certainly still searching for her niche. As Bella looked to Edward Jayden wanted to see her father, someone whom she could reply upon solely and who knew all her secrets. In absence of her father Jayden wondered if it was too soon to be wanting to see Caleb. Pushing both thoughts from her mind before she alerted Edward to her thoughts on a Human Jayden tried to concentrate on the conversation and the lunch in hand.
Post by Edward Cullen on Sept 24, 2009 16:26:00 GMT -5
With Jayden calmer than earlier, Edward was able to rejoin the table with her. Since they had left, Alice had joined and Bella had returned. Edward gave a smile at his fiance as he sat down next to her again, hearing the increased rhythm of her heart at his arrival.
"Thank you" He told her as she welcomed them back, and watched her move closer to Edward. He always felt closer to being alive when Bella was nearby. Edward knew that this group at the table was an odd bunch, a couple vampires, a couple humans and a hybrid. Really it was odd, but at least they all were getting along. And though he still had wished Jayden would have told him before showing up at school, he was doing his best to be supportive now, as he knew Carlisle would want him to be.
Bella began a light conversation with Jayden and her hand found his. Her skin so warm against his own, and knowing she was the only human who he didnt have to worry about letting touch his skin for worry that the coldness would arouse suspicion. But even as Edward held her hand, he wondered if Jayden still felt so strongly against seeing the two together. She had been very adamant in her view that it was wrong when they first met, but did she see now that they were in love? The two of them seemed to be able to easily make small talk, so Edward stayed out of it, letting them chat, even if just about the horrible cafeteria food.
Though he tried to give Jayden's thoughts a little bit of privacy now that they'd had their talk, and stick to monitoring those around them, he still managed to hear her mental wish of seeing her father, someone who she could rely on. He forced himself out of her head, knowing that was personal, but also knowing that he wanted her to be able to count on him and his family. He knew that without Carlisle he would have been just as lost.
Post by Caleb Walker on Sept 25, 2009 17:43:21 GMT -5
Caleb looked at his watch and grimaced as he realised just how late into lunch it already was. He had been forced to stay in the gym for a good half hour with some kids that had less hand-eye-coordination than his old, blind pet dog, and Hunter didn’t even have hands. It was frustrating to say the least, but Clapp didn’t want to have to fail anyone, it reflected badly on him, so it was down to him, Caleb, to make sure it didn’t happen. However, the time had indeed come and his roaring stomach told him that it wasn’t too soon.
As he entered the lunch room, wearing his customary casual clothes, a blessing of being a gym TA, he moved straight over to the lunch queue, allowing his mind to rove over the two women that had been occupying the vastest majority of his thoughts for the past few days: Jayden and Katie. In the private realm of his thoughts the charismatic execution of innuendo broke down a little to become more carnal, less dressed up. If dressed at all.
Maybe I should tell Jayden about her if she agrees to the date, he thought to himself, paying for his lunch without a thought. He dismissed the thought in his mind, a swell of affection for both women entering his head. It wasn’t love yet and maybe he was using them both at the moment, but the building blocks were there. For both of them. A visual of Jayden’s face in all its exquisite detail flashed up in his mind as his imagination took them further along their relationship’s path to a barrage of firsts. And then he imagined the blonde haired student with equal zeal, a desire matching that for the hybrid. He couldn’t help himself. Why choose… they couldn’t know each other… they wouldn’t meet… if he could just have a few dates with each of them, maybe then he would be able to decide.
Post by Jayden Murphy on Dec 12, 2009 17:41:01 GMT -5
Her emotions certainly felt less flighty now, Jayden wasn’t exactly settled to the idea of school, but she was more comfortable with it. Not telling the Cullen’s about her plan had been wrong, but now it was all out in the open she certainly felt better with their, visa Edward, support.
As they approached the table Jayden watched Bella move closer to the other vampire at the table, she envied the knowledge Bella had and the wholeness Edward had in his being. It was a strong feeling, but nothing like jealousy she may have felt when she’d been younger when youth would have tainted her view of the couple as he anger had when she’d first found out about them.
Watching Edward and Bella reminded Jayden of her own brief encounter with the emotion they shared, once with a vampire and more recently the spark she shared with a human; the very thing she’d yelled at Edward for. It was hard to feel so harsh and negative towards a couple that she was on the verge of emulating.
Her mind and senses were preoccupied with the ice cream and gentle conversation at the table distracted her enough that she didn’t notice the new comer to the dining room. Had she been actively seeking it out his scent would have alerted her instantly to his presence, but as it was it drifted to her as he moved through the food line and other humans in the room. When she did register his scene Jayden could hardly believe it, it couldn’t be him. Her mind scream the impossibility of the whole thing, why would he be here now?
The conversation faded quickly as he head shot up from the ice cream and her eyes scanned the room for him. When she saw him her normally fast fluttering heart felt as if it halted a beat then picked up, her mind spun; why? How? As she tried to excuse her presence in the school to him as well as the exit she was planning from the table.
Flicking her head back to the group at the table, forgetting the human company and speed of the action Jayden interrupted whatever conversations had flowed in his distraction. “I have to go.” She stated flatly placing the ice cream and spoon onto the table as she rose quickly and gracefully from her seat. “I can’t be here….” She said glancing from Edward to Alice worried that her meeting with Caleb days ago may have given some hint of her true nature.
Post by Edward Cullen on Jan 3, 2010 16:24:52 GMT -5
Pushing his thoughts from Jayden's head to give her privacy as she began thinking about her father. Edward scanned the room mentally. He didnt suspect that anyone would think that there was anything off about her. Jayden certainly didnt stand out as much as the Cullens did. She was closer to being human than any of them were. Edward doubted that anyone would suspect anything of her, unless she started acting or speaking oddly, but even then who would come to a conclusion anywhere near the truth?
Just as Edward was about to block out everything but the conversation at the table, in the mind of one of the men in the cafeteria he saw Jayden's face. Followed by hearing her name in his thoughts and the word date. Edward froze in the seat, forgetting about doing things like shifting and maintaining less stillness than his vampiric body was at its norm. He could see the boys mind playing out a detailed romantic scenario, something he couldnt tell if it was a memory or a daydream lust.
Edward's head turned to Jayden only to find her looking around the room. He knew now she obviously already knew this boy to some extent. Something else she hadn't thought important enough to tell his family. Edward reached over as Jayden stood up and grabbed her arm to stop her from leaving knowing he needed details, his family could be at risk as well. "What happened between you two? How much does he know?" He said his voice low and quick in the way he'd speak to his siblings so the humans around him wouldnt hear, hoping her hybrid senses were good enough to pick up on the words as well.
Being human, Bella was mostly unaware of the mental fretting of the vampires at their table and a frown creased her brow as she saw Jayden suddenly put down her ice cream and make to leave. For a split second she thought that perhaps the hybrid wasn't as prepared for school life as she'd wanted to be. However, then she saw Edward's arm emerge alarmingly fast to stop Jayden's escape and that's when her slow human mind conceived that all was not well with... well... something - she had no idea what, but there was definitely something.
Quickly, or as quickly as she functioned anyway, she bent to her school bag, pushing her discarded macaroni away on the way down to create some noise to distract from the soundless (to humans) vibration of lips going on. She pulled out a sheet of paper criss-crossed with red marks, green marks, even purple marks, which was a result of her trying to work out what on earth physics was even about - something she had yet to fully grasp and she never had a chance of working out what Dr Adams' assignments were all about.
"Hey, Amber," she said, speaking calmly, though her heart rate had increased a little with the slight exhilaration of the situation. She poked the physics work sheet over to her. "I don't suppose you could give me a hand with this do you? You seem to be on a wavelength with Dr Adams... uh... no offence... And I am really not..." She shifted her chair closer to the human, subtly directing her attention away from the slight weirdness going on between Jayden and Edward. She wasn't even entirely sure it would be noticeable to Amber even if she was staring right at them, being that she now knew what to look out for in vampiric behaviour, but it was better safe than sorry.
Post by Jayden Murphy on Feb 3, 2010 23:44:09 GMT -5
She had to get out of there, that was Jayden’s only thought, she knew she couldn’t have Caleb see her there that would cause too many problems and questions. Standing swiftly she had almost moved, but the cold steel like grip on her arm halter her. Turning to him Jayden couldn’t help the low guttural growl that escaped before she managed to get it in check. She fell silent looking down at his hand on her arm as he spoke.
Had she been looking at his mouth she knew she would have seen the movement of the words, but no human would, to humans they would appear to be in little more then a stand off. “Nothing, he knows nothing.” Jayden said honestly, he didn’t know anything he barely knew anything about her so he couldn’t know their secret. “Now get off me.” She said harshly glancing up at the other vampire’s face. She knew that if the two of them were to fight there would be more to worry about then the furniture.
Glancing across the table she was glad to see the Humans preoccupied in a conversation. Her mouth moved swiftly as she looked at the humans but spook to Edward. “Let go of me, we don’t need a scene or any suspicion.” She pointed out with a less then friendly tone. Jayden had never been threatened by another vampire but she was glad to see that instinct seemed to take over now.
Post by Edward Cullen on Feb 4, 2010 12:35:42 GMT -5
The recognition in Jayden's thoughts told Edward that she was in fact hiding something when she tried to brush it off with her words. Edward wouldn't let her destroy everything their family had created. He wouldn't let her bring down the attention of the Volturi because she didn't know how to fit in among the humans. He had thought they had come to an understanding, but was seeing that this was just another one of her lies; something that seemed to be a trend with her. He knew Carlisle would be forgiving, he always was, but Edward was starting to think he should have listened more to his sisters when they had their mistrust towards the hybrid.
Edward's grip tightened on Jayden's arm like a vice, not letting go. He wasn't sure if a half vampire could have bones that would break, and in that moment he was angry enough that he didnt care with the way that she was acting. The growl she gave was something she was lucky he didnt spring in attack at her for. He didnt growl back but his stare was icey cold. He would get the truth out of her no matter what he had to do. "You're going to start being honest with me and stop leaving out the key details, like showing up here, and getting intimate with the boys around here"
Edward took her next words as a threat, that she would create a scene should he not do as she wanted. "Students fight all the time...you make it worse I'll take you home tie you down and call the Volturi myself" He spoke low, knowing if she created a scene here, his family would be blamed if they didnt take responsible action. "Or we can sit down, or step outside, and you can tell me everything you've been keeping from me and my family who have done everything to be hospitable to you since you came"
Post by Jayden Murphy on Mar 9, 2010 10:32:00 GMT -5
The last thing Jayden wanted was to start trouble for the Cullen Family, she knew what trouble amongst their kind eventually lead too and she had no desire to meet theiir self proclaimed leaders. Nor did she want to fight with Edward, other then his parents, he had been the most welcoming and including of the Cullen ‘children’ now it seemed she was to lose all that over a human. Jayden’s eyes flicked to Bella, though she and Caleb had nothing as deep as Edward and his human they were still human.
The pressure of his grip was stronger now and all of Jayden’s instincts told her to retaliate, but a fight of their kind would draw far more then glances and the damage and trouble would be great. His words were as icey as his stare, both of which only fueled her anger and irritation, she wasn’t a new born who needed keeping in line. “I’m not the one getting intimate with Humans.” She snapped, her lips barely moved but her words were clear. Though she shared nothing with Caleb but an ice cream and a nice afternoon, she was defensive of that time.
Her words were just that, a threat though she wasn’t sure she truly wanted to fight him; the matter was quickly getting out of control. As he mentioned the Volturi fear and rage coursed through her. “Call them and see what they have to say about you little pet.” She snapped aiming the words at Bella as she looked to her again, “I’m sure she would be of far more interest and entertainment then I would.”
Pulling her arm to try and break his contact Jayden realized they needed to talk it out, and with their rising tempers the further from the cafeteria the better. “Let go of me, Edward. If you want to talk lets do it somewhere away from the world you crave to be apart of so much.” Her last words were vindictive and filled with the anger and indignation she felt over the whole incident that they were in the middle of. “Can you show me to the gym?” She said loud enough for the human ears at the table, her voice still etched with anger.
Post by Bella Swan on Mar 22, 2010 18:26:46 GMT -5
Though she knew that she should really be trying to pay as little attention to Edward and Jayden as she possibly could in order to distract Amber from the strange little stance they appeared to be locked in, Bella couldn't help but to allow her chocolate brown eyes to travel up to them. She had no idea what they were saying to each other. She couldn't even be sure that they were even talking to each other, though she couldn't think of what else they could be doing. Either way, whatever it was filled her with enough tension by only half knowing what was going on.
As she sat uncomfortably in the presence of the warring vampire and hybrid, she glanced up again and noticed Jayden's eyes move to her twice with a look intense enough to make the hairs on her arms at the back of her neck stand on end. She didn't have the arrogance to think that they were talking about her, but more worried about what this would mean for Edward and the Cullens, and she supposed, ultimately, herself. It wasn't long before she would become one of them to be held accountable under the same rules and guidelines.
She bit her lips together as she sat there, trying to keep a vague smile on her lips for Amber's sake, though the rise in her heartbeat would tip the vampires among them off to her actual mood. The situation had grown so tense within her own head that she almost jumped outright as Jayden's voice filtered through requesting to be shown to the gym and immediately Bella's heart rate spiked to fever pitch. She worried fervently that this was going to be some kind of showdown or, worse, a throwdown. Although she knew she should keep her poker face up she couldn't help but look at Edward with plain concern.
Post by Alice Cullen on Apr 7, 2010 19:13:06 GMT -5
Alice had watched the hybrids actions and reactions with pained interest. She was a mystery in everything she did, Alice could neither see nor hazard a guess as to her next action or movement. Watching her talk with Bella she eased a little on her previous judgment of the strange; perhaps she was just a new friend.
Suddenly her head moved and Alice’s flicked to follow her view. A human, older then their appeared ago, but someone Alice remembered vaguely from their previous grades at the school. He was a teacher’s aide now and to her little interest, yet Jayden was making to move.
Unable to limit her gift on a single person in a room so crowded Alice saw little that could be pin pointed to the human man. There was a math test coming, someone’s afternoon shift at the diner would be disastrous, and a strange surprise in Gym class; yet nothing could she place on the human or the hybrid. Each time she tried to see Jayden’s coming moves she eye sight dimmed and her head clamored with an intense pain.
With Edward it was different. She saw him outside, in the open, but now it wasn’t the sun that risked exposure it was his actions to another. Alice saw the crowd grow around her brother and another with deep red like hair. They were fighting at such speed and distruction….then it dimmed again. When her eyes cleared all Alice could think of was that it was Victoria, but when she looked to the Hybrid she knew it wasn’t.
In her visions state she’d missed the exchange between the two now heated vampires, but it took her but a second to catch their exchange to take their argument elsewhere. “Edward.” Alice said trying to make her voice its usual octave and cheeriness, though even to her own ears it felt strained. She hoped Edward had caught the vision too, and the urgency in her voice. “Why not have Jayden over for dinner this evening, we can all talk then. And we can all walk to class together, yea Bella?” Alice smiled to her newest sister.