Jasper leaned against the bar and smiled lazily at the man. "Hey, Mike. How's it going?"
Mike grinned in return. "Not too bad, just busy at the store today." His eyes slid over to Bella and his smile widened.
"I didn't know you guys were hiring," he mused. "Hi there, I'm Mike Newton. I own the sporting goods store a few blocks down." He waved a little and gave her his best smile.
She scanned through her memory quickly and recalled a chubby, buck-toothed Mikey Newton from when they were children. She had to admit to herself that he had certainly aged well.
Bella smirked slightly and smiled back at him. "It's good to see you all grown up, Mikey."
He cocked his head to the side in surprise. "What? Do we know each other?"
Emmett's boisterous laughter filled the room as he came in from the office. "You sure do, Newt. She's the one that knocked your fat ass off the monkey bars when you insulted my mom in third grade."
Mike's eyes widened comically as he swung his gaze back to her. "Bella Swan? No shit," he breathed out in a whisper.