Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chapter 11 Teasers!

Chapter 11


Emmett stared down Bella, hoping to intimidate her with his size and ferociousness. She merely eyed him casually and sighed.

"No," she replied calmly, moving her token three spaces.

His face crumpled, changing tactics and resorted to whining to help get his way. "Pleeeeease? Pretty please with sugar on top?"

"I said no," she replied firmly. "The last time I traded you Park Place, you screwed me over."

His jaw dropped in surprise. "That was like, eleven years ago!" he exclaimed. His eyes narrowed and he squinted in thought. "I seem to remember you getting pissed off and sweeping the board after that."

Bella flushed and rolled her eyes. "I don't recall any such thing."

"Uh huh, whatever, Scrappy," he scoffed.

She turned to Rosalie, who sat watching their exchange with an amused smile, along with the other three people in the room.

"Does he guilt trip you as well, when he doesn't get his own way?"

Rose smirked and shook her head. "No, he usually tries to bribe me with sexual favors."

Bella scrunched her face up and looked ill for a moment. "Ew, gross. He's my brother, for all intents and purposes."

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chapter 10 Teasers!

Chapter 10


"You're in love with him."

Bella pulled her gaze from across the room and looked at Jacob blankly, not focusing on what he was saying.

"I'm sorry, what?"

He eyed her contemplatively and sighed. "Edward. You're in love with him," he replied, matter-of-factly.

At the sound of his name, her heart clenched and she turned her eyes back to the scene unfolding at a table in the corner of the bar. Streaks of copper shined from Edward's head in the overhead light. He was leaning forward, talking animatedly to Angela. From where she stood, Bella couldn't make out the tone of their discussion, but her stomach fell to her feet when Angela laughed and touched Edward's hand intimately. She swallowed painfully and forced herself to look back at Jacob.

His eyes were soft and sympathetic, which spurred a burst of anger forward. "Edward and I are just friends," she spat, before turning to help a customer a few seats down from the police chief. When she passed by him again, he let out a laugh, which caused her to stop and glare at him.

"Is something funny, Chief?" she asked sarcastically.

"Yes, Isabella. You." He smugly sat back in his seat when she slammed her hand on the bar in front of him. 

"Why are you antagonizing me, Jacob?"

"Because you're hurt and it's written across your face. Bottling all of that up inside is only going to do more harm than good. Cry. Rage. Bitch and moan. Let me be your friend."

She glanced at Edward's table and then back at Jacob. "I think I'm done with 'friends' at the moment."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chapter 9 Teasers!

Chapter 9


Jasper chuckled and strummed his guitar softly. "You know, it's better to have loved and lost than-"

"Never to have loved at all," Bella finished with a roll of her eyes. "Yeah, I get your point."

His blue eyes met hers, blazing with such an intensity that she felt it in her soul. "Do you really?"

"Yes," she whispered. 

"Love conquers all, Bella-Bee. The sayings may be clich├ęd, but they hold a grain of truth. Being in love with someone makes you stronger. You're just looking at everything the wrong way."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chapter 8 ~ Teasers!

Chapter 8


They were on the road for a few minutes before Bella propped her arm on the door, turning her gaze to Edward. He glanced over at her quickly and then back to the road.

"What?" he asked nervously.

"I was just thinking about how I don't know that much about you, but you know my life story at this point."

He shook his head. "That's not true. You know plenty about me."

"Mostly things your sister's told me."

He grimaced. "Yeah, Lord only knows what kind of secrets she's spilled."

Bella laughed. "Not very many, I'm sure you'll be happy to hear."

"I've got to say I'm thrilled about that, actually."