Hello! I was told that the dashes (-) signaling the conversations were confusing and that I needed to use quotation marks ("). I decided this girl was right and that since I'm writing in English, and all the stories I've read are with quotation marks when a conversation is happening, I should do the same.
It was confusing for me because if you have read other stories from me, you know I always use dashes, and in Spanish, the dashes are what signals a conversation (for me at least). But, as I told this reviewer, if she had problems understanding who was talking, maybe some of you too.
Oh! Thanks for your reviews and favorites, and for those who are silent readers!
With that said, I notice that I haven't said how old is anyone.
Seth: 26 (Yes, Seth in my story is the big brother). (If I said his age in the first chapter then use that age, I was thinking from the beginning, that he should be older than Bella).
THE GHOSTS OF MY LIFE
Chapter 3: the beginning.
"Oh come on! She's like 6 years old." I said and rolled my eyes, though a part of me knew that it was entirely possible.
Harry looked at me. "From what you've told me, you were her age when everything began."
I nodded. He had a point."I know you're right. But still, it's a little creepy seeing it. She didn't react to you."
"That you know of. For all you know she was trying to ignore me. What if she is afraid of what she sees? You have to help her!"
By this point, we were already in my car. "Calm down old man." He huffed. "I cannot go to her directly and ask 'Hey Chelsea, do you see a man next to me? Your classmates might not see him, but I think you can' She's going to freak out!"I whisper-yelled. "Besides, we might be overreacting. It can be nothing. Kids like to draw everything"
He gave me a disbelieving look "I had a daughter. Give me some credit. I don't expect you to approach her like that. You have to be tactful." He shook his head and smiling softly said "She's from the Quileute reservation. If there is any supernatural thing we would catch it. My son turns into a wolf. Don't scratch out the possibility that she might be like you."
I rolled my eyes and got down of my car. I decided to put the Chelsea subject to rest, I wasn't going to figure it out today anyway. And I might be a kindergarten teacher but I still had some work to do. I had to come up with an idea which would be fun for the little kids to learn about recycling and taking care of the environment.
I decided to call Leah and ask her opinion. She told me to take them to the Reservation and take a walk down the beaches, there was a lot of nature there. I thought it was a good idea for a warmer weather. It was too cold to take them to the beach. Leah then suggested to walk through the woods on one of the many trails and find a spot good enough for them. That was a better idea. I ran that idea by Angela, the other teacher that worked with me and she was sold on it. We agreed that I would find that trail and she would check the weather for the next sunny day.
Here I was, walking in the woods for two reasons: one, I had a feeling that something was going to happen, I wasn't sure it was bad, but it was pressing enough to make me nervous, and two I wanted to know the trail to a small point where there was a clearing, so I could take the little ones here and have a picnic while teaching them about recycling and nature.
I was listening to my music, very deep in my thoughts, so focus on my feet that the enormous black wolf scared the hell out of me. Just as I was about to do something, like maybe run or scream, a naked Seth came to view.
"Sam man…" He said looking at the wolf and then in a matter of seconds he followed the wolf's gaze and noticed me.
"Oh... ups... Hi Bella." He smiled, not bothered at all that he was naked.
I turned around speaking "Would you mind Seth?" My brother laughed. I heard some leaves moving and when he gave me the ok I looked back. I laughed when I saw that he had a leaf covering his dick. Like Adam.
"Nothing you haven't seen before." He shrugged. I rolled my eyes and shook my head. One time. I had sex with the guy one time, and he never lets me forget it.
"This is beyond weird. I'll go back to my activities and you go back to whatever you were doing." I waved in the general direction of the forest and the black wolf who never took its gaze away from me. I was a little nervous as I walked around it, maybe faster than necessary.
My life was just so confusing.
I almost had a heart attack when I caught an old lady staring at me. I stopped dead and looked at her.
"You can see me?"She asked sweetly.
I nodded. She smiled.
"That's great. I have been wandering a lot trying to find someone who could help me. Poor dear Sammy must have had a heart attack this morning."
I tilted my head telling yet another ghost to follow me while I continued walking, getting away from Adam and his pet.
When I was far enough but still on the trail, I stopped and paid attention to the old lady.
-Who is Sammy?
"My grandson. He has black hair. You know him.."
Is it possible that any of the ghosts that are semi-decent are not related to the guys of La Push?
"Why did you say he had a heart attack?"
She seemed troubled."I moved a few things around his house and he ran away." I smiled at the cuteness of this lady.
"May I know your name?"
"Alison Uley, dear. And you?"
"I'm Bella Swan." I smiled at her.
"Oh! you're my baby's girlfriend."
I looked at her confused. I was certainly no one's girlfriend. I was about to ask when Seth appeared again, this time fully dressed.
"I need to talk to you. Well, we need to talk to you. And who were you talking to?."
"Who is 'we'? And it is none of your business Adam."
"Would you come with me?"
"Do you promise to keep your pants on?"
He waggled his eyebrows. "I don't make any promises." I snorted, but it seemed like my trip wasn't going to be fruitful. I followed Seth to the road.
Leaning against my car was Sam. He must have been the black wolf because I swear I heard Seth say his name back in the trail. Alison stood next to Sam.
"You said you needed to talk to me." I said to no one in particular.
Seth explained for about an hour about the logistics of the werewolf pack.
"So...Let me get this straight." I began. "You are also a werewolf." I pointed at Sam who nodded. "And you are also the Alpha, right?" He nodded again. "And he told you he told me a few months ago about this." I pointed at Seth and they both nodded. "All right. What I don't understand is why are you telling me this?. "
Harry sighed behind me. If I wasn't so used to him showing up at the least expected circumstances, he would have scared me. He said hello to Alison and she waved in return. I looked at him and raised a brow. He shrugged. I looked back at Sam and Seth, but Sam wasn't looking at me, he was looking at Seth, so I looked at him too. When Seth realized this he turned his head to Sam and then to me and back to Sam.
"Go make your rounds Seth."
He groaned and started to undress.
"Wait!" I screamed shielding my eyes. "What are you doing? Button your damn shorts back!."
This time, Seth, Sam, and Harry laughed. Alison was shaking her head.
"I need to get undressed in order to not shred my clothes."
"Ok. But do it somewhere else…"
"Bella I can't carry my clothes on my mouth... just turn around. Be a grown woman." I huffed and did as I was told. When Sam told me it was ok to look back, I did.
Seth had folded his clothes and left them on the hood of the car. He did something with his head which made Sam growl.
We remained quiet for a bit after Seth's departure.
"Do you mind if we take this conversation elsewhere?" He asked.
I thought that if I was going to keep having an awkward conversation it might as well be in my territory.
"Sure. This is my address."I recited it. Before I began to walk towards my car my curiosity got the better of me. "Um...Are you going to turn into a wolf too or do you need a ride?"
He chuckled. "I ride would be appreciated, if you don't mind."
Besides Sam, Alison was mute. I could not say the same about Harry who was laughing. He looked at Sam, then at me, and then at Sam again.
"Oh boy! This is gonna be good." And he just then disappeared.
So, I hope this was to your liking. I have the next chapter already written, it just needs to be polished and then published.
Let me know what you think!