Chapter 4

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* Kathleen *

I woke up the next morning . I was supposed to go see the Cullens with Bella today since we couldn't see them yesterday . I decided I wanted to see the ocean again and enjoy the peace I felt there . I was also tired . Danny had kept me up all night talking about all of the ledgends surrounding Forks . So when Bella came in to see me, I played sick and as soon as she left , I changed into my black one piece bathing suit with cutout sides and slid on a t-shirt and shorts over it , putting a towel in my bag as I slipped out the door and started walking towards where La Push would be . I got there about 15 minitues later and set my bag down in the sand , sliding off my clothes to leave me in my bathing suit . Walking over , I put my feet in the water and then waded in , crossing my arms over my chest , watching the sun over the water . It was mildly sunny and by that I mean , the sun was in and out of the clouds today . A bi-polar sort of day in Forks . I decided to go under and so I did , holding my breath , letting the water cover me from head to toe . When I came up a few seconds later , I heard someone pause thier breathing and whirled around to see Jacob staring at me with wide eyes . I ran a hand through my dark hair and cocked an eyebrow . The water was shallow enough for me to stand up and when I did , the water came to my hips . I once again noticed he was shirtless . He walked over to the edge of the water , studying me . 

" Didn't expect to see you back so soon . Guess we made an impression . " he said with an an intense expression as if he was still trying to figure me out . 

I shrugged . 

" Maybe . Maybe not . " I said looking down at the ripples in the water . 

" Hey , look , I'm just trying to figure out . " he said , deffensively . 
" I noticed . Sometimes it's just better to let things stay a mystery . " I replied .

" Maybe . Maybe not . Might take the fun out of it , don't you think ? " he asked , sitting on the beach with his feet in the water , watching me . 


I laughed dryly . 

" I don't really know what fun is anymore . " I stated , sitting in the shallow water as I once again , ran    a hand through my hair awkwardly .

" Why not? " he asked , curiously . 
" It's ... complicated. Really complicated . What's with the intterogation ? " I snapped .

He put his hands up deffensively .
" Sorry , I'm just trying to ----- . " I cut him off .
" Figure me out . And I told you ----- " this time , Jacob cut me off .
" I know what you tokd me . It's just better to let things stay a mystery . " he said with a sigh .

I walked out of the water and grabbed my bag . I was about to leave when Jacob gently grabbed my arm . 
" Hey , don't leave . I'm sorry . I can shut up . " he said , looking into my eyes full of .... hope .

I looked down .
" It's probably just better if I go .... " I said , trailing off .
" Please . Stay . " he said , not taking his eyes off of me .

I looked down and then back up at him , nodding as he gave me a small smile . We walked back over and sat down in the sand as I grabbed my towel and sat on it , leaning back . 

" My turn to ask you something . " I said , not looking over at him as I slid on my sunglasses , not caring about how pale I was .

" Alright . " he said  , grabbing a rock and skipped it over the water .
" How long have you lived here ? " I asked .

" All my life . It's all I've ever known.  Sorta wanted to travel a little though . " he said .

I nodded and laid back so that my dark hair fanned out around me .
" If we're taking turns , then it's mine . What's your favorite book ? " he asked me .

" Um ... Wuthering Hieghts ... maybe Pride and Prejudice or Romeo and Juliet . I don't know ." I stated .
" Ah ha . You like the classics . You're one of those artsy girls then , right ? " he asked .

" I guess you could say that . I like art . " I said with a shrug .
He smiled .
" I like that . " he said .

I sighed .
" What about you ? Do you like art ? " I asked .

" Sure . It's pretty . Normally has a meaning behind it even if the meaning is just to have no meaning . " he said .

I nodded .
" That was deep . " I said rolling my eyes .

Jacob laughed and ran a hand through his dark hair .
" What's your favorite painting ? " he asked .

" Starry Night . By Vincent VanGogh . " I replied .

He nodded and was about to say something else when we were joined by the rest of the guys from yesterday . They paused , seeing Jacob and I talking . Jared and Quil burst out laughing . 
" Looks like Jacob beat you to the chase , Paul . " Quil added .

I slid my sunglasses down my nose long enough to glare at them before they went back up .

" Way to play it cool , guys . " Embry said with a chuckle . 

My phone went off and I glared at it a moment before reaching over and grabbing it . 
" This better be important . " I said .

" Hey , Kate . " Emmett Cullen said .
" Oh . Hey Emmett . " I said , recignizing his voice .

" I thought you were coming to see us today . "he said .

" I was uh ... sick . " I said, faking a cough . " But I'm better now . " I added .

He chuckled .
" I'm glad . "

" Yup . "

" Just make sure you come over soon . Things were so much more fun and .... sarcastic with you around . " he laughed .

" I will . I promise . Maybe in a day or two . " I said , giggling .

" Alright . I'll hold you to that . See ya spitfire . " he said, hanging up .

I hung up the phone and the others were looking at me .
" Emmett ? As in ... Emmett Cullen ? " Jared asked .

I shrugged .
" Yeah . I was supposed to go see them with Bella , but I played sick , getting up and dusting myself off . "

They laughed and Jacob got up with me as I folded my towel up and slid my t-shirt on .

"  Where are you going ? " Seth asked . 

I sighed . 
" Somewhere away from here . " I said , grabbing my bag .

" When will I see you again ? " Jacob asked , grabbing my arm again .

I looked down at his hand on my arm and he pulled it back awkardly .

" I'll be around . " I muttered as I started the long walk back to Charlie's house , wondering what Danny was up to .

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