READ! I AM SLOWLY EDITING THIS. I first started writing this fic two years ago, when I was in eighth grade. Obviously, my writing style has changed and matured and I want to tweak the chapters. To let you guys know what chapters have been edited or not, I'll put a big fat EDITED on every chapter. Cool. Enjoy :)
"Will you write?" Layla asked, staring at the pile of suitcases in the trunk of my dad's car.
"Probably not," I said honestly, shrugging. "I'll text you though, like a normal person."
Layla suddenly wrapped me up in her arms like a vice. "I'll miss you so much."
I patted her shoulder comfortingly and sighed. I promised myself I wouldn't pout, for my dad's benefit, and I've done good so far. But saying goodbye to my friends was harder than I thought. With my boyfriend, well, now ex, I barely felt anything. But my best friends in the whole wide world, Layla and Amelia, that definitely is the hardest goodbye.
Speaking of Amelia...
"Where's Amelia?" I asked once the hug ran its course.
"She said she would be here. When do you leave?" Layla asked, taking out her phone to text our very free-spirited friend.
"In twenty minutes." I replied.
"I'm here! I'm here!" A voice called. "Sorry it took so long, my dad wanted to sign your card and he got all choked up and, well, you know how he can get." Amelia said sheepishly.
I laughed and pulled her in a hug. "Tell your dad I said 'Thank you' alright?"
"Aye aye, captain." Amelia saluted me. "So what will be your first act of business once your in Forks, Washington AKA Vampire/Werewolf land?"
I shoved her playfully. "Forks has probably got to be a big tourist attraction for a lot of the freaky fans of Twilight..."
"Um, Aubrie, you were one of those freaks. You asked for a road trip there for your fifteenth birthday," Layla pointed out.
"I have changed. Although it still holds a part in my heart, I have decided to move on from my obsession. Turn a new leaf and all that." I said, crossing my arms over my chest.
"Really?" Layla said, raising an eyebrow.
"You can't just move on from Twilight. Not you, the winner of Twilight trivia four consecutive years. Not the girl who has an Edward Cullen cardboard cutout!" Amelia cried.
I nodded. "I have! I need to shed off my old skin and start fresh. Also I don't want to be that girl who raves on about vampires and werewolves in Forks where none of that actually exists."
"You never know," Amelia smirked.
Layla and I rolled our eyes at her.
"Well, since you're moving on and all that, can I have your Edward cutout?" Layla asked.
"Not a chance!" I yelped automatically.
"Aubrie, it's time to wake up. We're home." My dad's voice said, causing me to wake up of my dream. I groaned and stretched the sore muscles.
We were in the Forks Police Cruiser which my dad's friends from the area, Willy and Jerry, drove all the way down to Missouri from La Push so we could arrive in the Cruiser. After my dad got laid off from the FBI in Missouri and no luck of finding a job, he turned to the option of relocating and finding another job out of state. Luckily, the search ended when Willy told my dad there was an opening for Chief of Police for the town of Forks, Washington. Naturally, the fangirl in me squealed, but after a few months of getting over the fact that I was going to be in the town of Twilight, I decided to tone down Twilight fan and bring out other qualities I possessed.
I looked around at the town and saw a lot of green like Bella had described. It was kind of overwhelming at first, but it got more comforting as I stared at the beautiful yet mysterious woods.
We rolled up to a small, white two story house. It was rather familiar, but I'm pretty sure Daddy did this to make me feel even more comfortable and excited about moving here. You know, living in the same house "Bella" did. It was very nice of him, but I honestly didn't have a big problem moving here. It wasn't in the middle of the year, so I could try out for the school cheerleading team on the first day of school like everyone else. I also got to escape some painful memories, like my mom.
I shook my head of thoughts about my mother and got out of the car, taking a few bags with me. I walked into the house and found it already furnished and possessed that homey vibe.I went upstairs to my room. There was a small desk, a rocking chair, a full bed, a decent sized closet, and a nice window to see the view of Forks from the front of the house.
When I say view, I do mean view. Forks was such a small town, I could probably see the next town over if I gazed out far enough.
I unpacked my endless suitcases and organized my clothes accordingly. I was a shopaholic and a girly girl, a dangerous combination. I had enough clothes to probably cloth everyone in this town and enough make up and hair products to make Barbie feel ashamed.
Then I got to my Twilight suitcase. The posters, the t-shirts, the life size cut out of Edward, the packaging tape, the candy, and all my midnight premiere ticket stubs.
Basically my most cherished items.
I took the well-worn four books and sat them on my nightstand. They were my first copies. I had another set of the Twilight Saga, all hardback, and I also have another set for just in case purposes. Many people thought this was extreme, but I took all means necessary that Twilight would always be with me.
I plopped down on my bed and decided to read the books and see if I feel anything extra special or magical if I started reading them in the actual setting. I opened up Twilight and read the familiar words, "I've never thought much about how I would die."
I woke up with a start in the early in the morning with an open New Moon on my chest. I must've fell asleep while reading it. I put the books away and laid down on my bed.
The rain was pounding on my window. I guess I'll have to get used to waking up in the morning with it. But, I didn't mind. Rain has always been my favorite weather.
There was no point in trying to go back to sleep, so I decided to get up and get ready. When I stepped on the floor, the floorboards squeaked annoyingly, telling me the house was old. I put on a cute sundress and some wedges. I straightened my long dark brown hair carefully, taking my time. I worked diligently on my face as I put my makeup on, blending appropriately and making sure my eyelashes weren't clumpy or over the top. I grabbed a jean jacket last minute, unsure what weather was like in Forks during late August.
By the time I was done, it was a reasonable time to come downstairs and eat breakfast. I walked down the stairs and saw my dad, who mysteriously grew a mustache overnight.
Ha ha, very funny Dad.
"Daddy, I promise you, I'm okay with the move. You can take the mustache off and be you. You don't have to pretend to be Charlie Swan." I said, pouring myself a glass of orange juice.
My dad eyed me strangely before he turned a page in the newspaper. "Did you sleep alright honey?"
I nodded. "I got a decent amount of sleep. So when do you want to head to school?" At home in Missouri, I had a beautiful, vintage, purple Camaro. I loved that car so much. But we had to sell it when we were threatened to get kicked out of our home.
"About that... remember back in Missouri when I told you I scored you a truck?" Dad said.
"Billy? Your La Push friend?" I questioned, drinking my orange juice. He can seriously give up the Twilight act now, it's getting old.
"Aubrie, you know Billy. He's been to Missouri quite a few times when we lived there." Dad said.
"No…I remember a Willy." I said slowly, knowing he was referring to Billy Black. "Listen, can you take off that ridiculous mustache and start acting like you again? IT's bad enough you're chief of police and I'm your only daughter. I'll be getting the Twilight jokes all day, I'm sure."
My dad looked offended at the mustache comment. "What in the world is Twilight?"
I rolled my eyes. "Enough is enough! You are making it very hard for me to shed my old 'Obsessed with Twilight' skin and start fresh."
"Are you referring to the show, The Twilight Zone?" Dad asked.
I gave him a look. "No, it's a series of books. You read the first one, Dad. Remember, I made you? You said it was awful and I didn't speak to you for like a whole month!"
"Whatever honey," he shrugged me off like I was just doing one of those weird things average teenagers do. "Good luck on your first day." He kissed my forehead.
"Thanks, I guess." I said, still confused by my dad's behavior. He is very much of a jokester but usually he'd give it up by now. Especially since I asked him like three times.
"I don't know when I'll be home, first day and all. I imagine it'd be later than what we're used to, so start dinner without me." Dad said.
"Sure, sure." I analyzed his uniform. "Why'd they put Chief Swan on your name tag? Is it like an office joke?"
"No. Our last name is Swan." He said slowly like I was an idiot.
"No, our last name is Burke." I argued. I know my name. Aubrianna Laraine Burke. Daughter of Nina Karen Burke and Michael Lee Burke. I have the driver's license to prove it.
Wait a minute. Billy in La Push instead of Willy? Not remembering Twilight? Chief Swan? No way. No freaking way.
"Dad, enlighten me. What's your name?" I asked.
"Charlie Swan. Honey are you okay?"
I waved him off. "Dad, what's my name?"
"Aubrianna Swan. Do you need a doctor? Do you need to stay home? Or is this a scheme to get out of your first day?" Dad said sternly.
What has this town done to my dad? He's crazy.
"I'm fine. No, I'm not trying to get out of school, the cheer tryouts today. I'll see you later." I grabbed my backpack and the car keys off the kitchen counter and rushed out the door.
" So my dad has officially lost it, poor guy." I mumbled to myself as I walked out the door. I saw the car parked in the driveway and I groaned in annoyance. In all its glory, there was a parked red 1963 Chevy C10 Stepside truck. Didn't my dad know how much teasing I was going to get from the kids at school? Being the 'Bella wannabe'?
I shook my head. It's not happening. My dad is just losing it because of the move and because my mom left our family a few months before we moved here. I'm Aubrie Burke. People know of Twilight. The house is a coincidence. The truck is a huge coincidence. Everything is a coincidence.
And that is what I kept repeating to myself throughout the whole ride to Forks High School.
Once I pulled up to it, Bella could have not described it Twilight.
"It looked like a collection of matching houses, built with maroon-colored bricks. There were so many trees and shrubs I couldn't see its size at first."
Yes, I've practically memorized all the books. Don't judge.
I parked in front of the first building, remembering that this is the front office, if Stephenie Meyers was accurate.
Inside, the front office was bright and hot. It was rather small and gave off a cozy vibe. I saw a large woman at the desk. She had red hair and a purple shirt, which clashed horribly. I hid my grimace, though.
"Can I help you?" She asked.
"I'm Aubrianna Burke. I'm new here, well, I mean, I know it's the first day for everybody, but I actually just moved here yesterday..." I rambled then I stopped myself. "What I'm trying to say is that I don't have my schedule and I really don't know where I'm going." I said smiling a little bit
"We weren't expecting an Aubrianna Burke, do you mean Aubrianna Swan?" She asked looking through the file cabinet.
I gave her a surprised look. You got to be kidding me. My name did not just magically change overnight. "Yeah, sure. Sorry." I said, trying to shrug it off like it's no big deal that I don't know my last name.
"Alrighty then. Here's your schedule and map." She handed the papers to me and took out a highlighter and circled the buildings I'd be in today.
"Do you know when cheer tryouts are?" I asked her, scanning through my schedule carefully.
"Yes, today after school, in the gym."
"Thanks, goodbye." I said turning to leave. This town is crazy. Do they do this to all the new students or just the ones that happen to be the Chief's daughter?
"Oh Aubrianna?" The red-haired lady, who's name is Mrs. Cope, stopped me. "I hope you are enjoying Forks."
I nodded and stepped out of the hot little room to look at my schedule more clearly.
On top, in bold little letters, said I was Aubrianna Laraine Swan. Something isn't right here.
I walked to Building 3 and followed closely behind two kids who looked like they knew what they were doing. The school, although small, was a little spread out all over the place. The map barely made sense so I just went on instinct.
I walked into my English class and went up to the teacher's desk. "I'm Aubrianna Bur- Swan. Aubrianna Swan. But I prefer to be called Aubrie. I'm new here and the front desk lady told me to get this signed." I said.
"Mr. Mason," he shook my hand, "Welcome to Forks." He signed my slip and told me to sit near the back.
I did what I was told and waited for class to class slowly began to fill up until right at 7:35, a nasally bell rang, signaling the start of he went on how he wished everyone had a nice summer break, I looked around the classroom. There were a bunch of pale looking kids with a few flashes of orange, obviously spray tans, here and there.
He passed back his syllabus and reading list. I was disappointed to learn I have read most of it already but also kind of relieved on how easy this class was going to be. I'm not the best morning person maybe I can go to sleep or just relax my mind.
Once the bell rang a boy with an acne problem and black hair got up from his seat next to me and said, "You're Aubrianna Swan, aren't you?" He was definitely chess club material, but seemed really nice and helpful.
"Aubrie," I corrected automatically. Woah, déjà vu.
"Where's your next class?" he asked.
I gazed down at my schedule. "Government, with Jefferson, in building six."
Now, I have read Twilight more times than I can probably count. This is Bella's schedule, I'm sure of it. It totally slipped my mind that Mr. Mason was her English teacher. I scanned down to her sixth period and saw Biology with Mr. Brunner. This cannot be happening.
People were looking over at us curiously, Chess Club Captain was the first person brave enough to talk to the new girl.
"I'm headed towards building four, but I can still show you the way." Chess Club Captain said, giving me a small smile.
I gave him a questioning glance. If he's heading towards building four, then why would he walk me to building si-
"I'm Eric," he said, interrupting my thoughts.
"Eric? Cool name. What's your last name?" I said, rushing my words. This can't be happening. This can't be happening. This can't be happening.
"Um, Yorkie." Eric said.
Oh my God.
I panicked and just kind of stood there for a few moments until I realized he was waiting for a reaction out of me. I decided to play it off sneakily.
I laughed. "Just like Twilight! But I'm sure you get that a lot."
"Aubrie? Are you okay?" Eric asked.
People have been asking me that a lot lately.
"Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. You have heard of Twilight, haven't you?" I raised an eyebrow.
"Sorry, I haven't." Eric shrugged. "Is it any good?"
"Dude, you need to get out more." I tapped his shoulder teasingly.
We were already almost to my destination. "So this must be a lot different than Kansas City, Missouri huh?" Eric said. I didn't even bother to ask how he knew where I was from, already aware that most likely almost everybody here knew my life story. Well, most of it.
"I guess. In Missouri we have bipolar weather. One moment it'll be raining the next moment sunny. It's pretty average, though. Here it just seems to rain." I smiled, looking at the sky.
"Cool. Well, I hope you like rain."
"It's my favorite." I nodded.
"Are you being sarcastic?"
"Nope, dead serious."
"Why?" He questioned. "Rain's gross."
"No it's not! It's beautiful and mysterious. And romantic. I love it."
"You're so funny Aubrie. Well, here we are. Maybe we'll have some more classes together." He said hopefully.
Eric was really nice, but he seemed a little bit too eager about the more classes idea. "Yeah, maybe. Bye!"
The rest of the morning was boringly the same. I recognized that I had a lot of the same people in my classes. The brave came up to me and introduced themselves while asking questions. The others just stared.
One girl, who happened to be in my Trig and Spanish class claimed me as her friend the moment I walked into our first class together. You'll never believe what her name is, though.
Jessica. Jessica Stanley.
I asked her about Twilight. She gave me the same response as Eric.
How can anyone in not know about Twilight? Especially if you have the same name. No, scratch that, especially if you live in freakin' Forks.
I wasn't dumb and I knew all of this lined up too perfectly to be a coincidence. But each time I thought that maybe, just maybe, I was in the Twilight books myself, I would laugh at my absurdity.
Jessica walked me into the cafeteria and sat me down next to her. I recognized Eric, who waved at me.
They all seemed pretty nice. I picked out the people I knew from the book. Angela was the sweet looking girl with glasses and a camera. She was smiling shyly at me. Mike was the blonde hair guy sitting next to Jessica, staring at me. Lauren was the stuffy looking girl clutching a guy possessively. He must be Tyler.
Once we were well acquainted anyone could be in five minutes, I started to let my mind wander and stared off. Unfortunately, once Jessica snapped me out of my thoughts, I realized I was staring at the five very beautiful strangers across the cafeteria the whole time and they were staring straight back at me.
I knew them instantly.
They were the Cullens. Emmett, Jasper, Rosalie, Alice, and Edward. Let me tell you, the actors did not do them justice. Hell, my imagination didn't do them justice. They were perfect.
Looking at them, put the whole puzzle together. This must mean I'm actually in Twilight. But how was this possible? Wasn't there a real life in Forks? My God, does that mean I'm Bella? I'm going to be a whiny, clumsy, girl falling in love with a vampire? Not just any vampire, but the hottest single vampire around?! And then he's going to leave and I'm going to go insane, meet werewolves, run in with the Volturi five million times, and have a mutant baby that pretty much kills me. My thoughts were jumbled and all over the place.
"Hey Jessica, that Edward Cullen is looking extra fine today." Lauren said, breaking me away from my mind, once again, and mini hyperventilation session. I started to peel my orange as I listened in on their conversation.
Jessica turned around to see if Lauren's words were true and realized she had forgot to give me the supposed 'dirt' on the school hotties.
"Oh Aubrie. Get this. Over there, those are the Cullens." Jessica said.
I decided to play along. "The Cullens?"
"Yeah, they are all adopted. The large one is Emmett; the blonde girl next to him is Rosalie. Then the one who looks like he's in pain is Jasper. The short spiky haired girl is Alice." Jessica pointed to each one in an obvious manner.
It was kind of annoying about how conspicuous she was being. "They seem nice." I offered, hoping this would end the discussion.
"No, no. You didn't hear the best part. They're all together. Like together together. Under the same roof and as siblings. Isn't that disgusting?" Jessica asked.
"Jess, they're actually not related. And you forgot one; the bronze haired boy is Edward." Angela piped up.
"It doesn't matter! It's still weird." Jessica sniffed.
"How about we stop gossiping about something that doesn't concern us and we talk about something else?" I said.
All Cullens whipped their head to look at me.
Oh right, duh, they could hear me. But I bet, Edward couldn't read my mind. And judging by his deeply concentrated look on his face, I was right.
"Are you trying out for cheerleading?" Jessica asked me, changing the subject.
This got me excited. "Yes. I was a cheerleader back at home."
"Awesome! We need new girls that know what they are doing. Lauren is cheer captain, as a junior too! Isn't that cool?" Jessica said.
"That's right." Lauren said smiling smugly at me. "Hope that you can bring it." She sounded like she was doing a bad impersonation of Bring It On.
I smiled and nodded, but in my head I scoffed.
As Lauren and Jessica got into a shallow conversation about the uniforms, Angela looked over at me.
"What's your next class?" She asked.
"Biology II with Mr. Banner." I responded. I pretty much memorized my schedule after all the people asking me what I have and it was rather easy doing so because of how much of a fanatic I was and totally know her schedule by heart.
We walked together in silence after lunch was over. I could only thing about how unreal this whole situation is. I'm actually in Twilight. In Twilight. Meaning all those events that happened in the book are going to happen to me.
I giggled at the thought of it, giddy from my epiphany. Forks just got a lot more interesting.
I handed my slip to Mr. Banner to sign and he pointed me to sit with a guy named Trevor.
I thought I heard wrong. I am supposed to sit next to Edward. And he's supposed to get all pissed because I smell so deliciously appealing. Then, we're supposed to grow closer and fall in love! Can't Mr. Banner see he's ruining everything?!
I reluctantly sat next to Trevor, who was actually pretty cute once I got a good look at him. He was tall, a good foot, more or less, above my 5"7 frame. He was muscular and tan as I was, which meant it was naturally and from heritage. I was Italian, so that was my best guess on what he was. He had sparkling brown eyes when he turned to look at me.
"Hi, my name is Aubrie." I said, introducing myself.
"I know, I sit at your lunch table. But I'm at the opposite end, so you wouldn't know." He said with a throaty chuckle.
As Mr. Banner welcomed the class back from summer, Trevor and I got to know each other a lot better.
Apparently he was Forks' hot shot. He was quarterback of the football team, starting point guard in the basketball team, and the main pitcher on baseball team. But, he wasn't braggy about it. He was interested in my life and I knew we were going to get along and thought that maybe being lab partners wasn't going to as bad as I thought it'd be.
At the end of class, he walked me to gym class temporarily making me forget about the fact that I was in Twilight and this wasn't right, at all.
In gym we didn't have to dress out since it was the first day, but tomorrow would be different. After Coach Clapp got done, he said we could talk quietly until the bell rings.
Automatically, Jessica snatched me and walked over to Mike and Trevor.
Trevor and I shared a smile before he turned his attention to Jessica talking about a class they share.
That left me and Mike.
"You're Aubrianna Swan, aren't you?"
"Aubrie," I corrected him with a friendly smile.
"I'm Mike." He said.
He laughed. "Aubrie, you're so funny!"
I raised an eyebrow. I literally just said 'Hi'. "How so?"
Trevor smiled at our conversation. "Not taking my girl already, are you Newton?" He stretched a toned, muscular arm around my shoulders.
"O-of c-course not, Trevor." Mike stammered, like he was slightly afraid.
"Your girl?" I smiled at Trevor.
"If that's alright with you?" He said with an attractive smile.
I blushed. "We need to get to know each other a little better, first."
"I can arrange that." Trevor smirked and took a sharpie out to write his number on my hand.
"Call me." He winked.
The bell rang.
Trevor walked away with Mike following him like he was some god. Jessica stared at me dumbstruck.
"Let's go to tryouts." Jessica said slowly, going to the locker room. Although I know she was probably wondering how I managed to get Trevor's number after only meeting him two hours ago.
I followed her and grabbed my cheer clothes from the bottom of the bag. I pulled on a pair of gray soffe shorts and put on a hot pink sports bra with a neon green accents on it. Then I pulled on one of my favorite cheer shirts. It was a loose tank top that said 'Cool Stunt Bro, Hit It Again'. I then put on my cheer shoes, Nfinitys. I teased my hair into a ponytail and carefully put on my pink cheer bow that said 'Hit, Hit, Hit, Pull' in my hair. I was done and walked out into the gym. I stretched as Jessica talked.
"I can't believe Trevor asked you out. He's so hot." Jessica said.
I did my splits. "I know. I can't believe it either." And I couldn't. Almost everything went exactly like it did in the books, up until Biology. Stephenie did not write about a Trevor. And I was supposed to sit by Edward.
"Line up." Lauren barked. About forty or so girls lined up in a line, some of them looking very promising and others didn't. I remember my dad telling me that Forks actually had a really good cheer team and have gone to state loads of times, never winning though.
"Well, let's start with toe touches." Lauren called out. She demonstrated and it really wasn't that bad. Actually, she had really strong jumps.
"Well I want each one of you to go down and do a toe touch." Lauren said simply.
I was the last one in line. I scoffed at this tryout. It was like middle school stuff. Well, if I'm going to do a toe touch then I'm going to do the best one I've ever done.
Jessica went before me and bless her little heart. She could barely get her legs to a ninety degree angle.
I prepped and jumped. I made sure my legs went up into a perfect "V".
Lauren's face was priceless.
"O-okay, next I'll teach you a small routine that'll you have to perform. Make sure you pick up fast, because we're not going to go over it." Lauren instructed.
She taught us a cheer and a few moves. It was fairly easy, a few tricky parts because Lauren was moving so fast, but I picked up without any trouble.
"Split up into groups of three and show us what you got." Lauren said before sitting down at a table with a bunch of papers.
The first group called out their names and then did the cheer. One girl really shined throughout it but the other two looked like they were just going through the motions.
"I'm really nervous, Aubrie." Jessica whispered. "Lauren talked me into trying out for cheer, but I've never cheered in my whole life!"
"Don't worry, you're doing really good for this being your first time. Lauren is your friend and that's an advantage. But make sure to smile through the whole thing. Even if you mess up." I whispered back.
When it was our group's turn I took my place which was toward the back with another girl. Her name was Brittany and she was a senior. You could tell she has been a cheerleader for a great part of her life, the way she radiated confidence and she looked like she was a strong tumbler.
After we each said our names, Lauren said the magical numbers, "Five, six, seven, eight…"
We did the routine and I made sure to be sharp and animated with all of my movements. Jessica struggled with this one part, but she got back on. And she kept smiling.
Finally, that was over. "Next I want the people who know what they are in the stunt groups to split off into three groups. One group of flyers, one group of bases, and another one of back spots."
They did so. I noticed Brittany and the girl who was really good in the first group go into the flyer group.
"Okay, newbies. Go to the group you'll think you'll be in." Lauren commanded.
I walked over to the flyer group. "I'm Aubrie," I introduced myself.
Brittany smiled. "This is Natalie, she's also a flyer." She pointed out to the girl who did well in the first group.
"Cool." I said. I saw Jessica go into the base group. I cringed. She is shorter than I am and probably should be with the flyer group. But, being a flyer takes a lot of practice and she could be seriously injured. It was probably better that stayed where she was.
Lauren numbered us off where there was one flyer, two bases, and one back spot per each group.
Then she got Natalie, Molly, Tara, and Danielle to teach us the stunt we were to do. They were veterans from last year and were seriously good.
It was rather advanced, but mostly for the flyer part. Basically we get lifted in the air, flip over, got back in the air, have to lift up our leg and balance, switch positions doing yet another leg lift, and do a twist basket toss.
Forks High School Cheerleaders aren't that bad.
I practiced it with my group, who thankfully knew what they were doing.
We perfected it and Lauren wrote stuff down on her clipboard about each group.
"Next, is the tumbling part. If you can't tumble, then you can leave." Lauren said, she tried to be light about it. Like, if you couldn't tumble, it's not a big deal.
About half of the girls, including Jessica, left. A good amount of people stayed including Natalie, Brittany, Molly, Tara, Danielle, and two people from my group when we performed the stunts. Their names were Shae and Katherine.
"We'll start with doing pretty simple stuff and slowly get more advanced. If you cannot get anymore advanced, then drop out." Lauren said, writing all our names down on the clipboard. All in all, she wasn't that bad of a captain.
We started off doing round off, back handsprings. Then just standing back handsprings. About five people left. We moved on to back tucks, doing them standing and after a back handspring. After that, a lot of people left and the only ones left was me, Katherine who goes by Katie, Natalie, Brittany, Shae, and Molly.
They all did back handspring layouts and other variations of layouts. After that Lauren asked, "Can anyone do a full?" Everyone left the tumbling mat.
I was the last one.
"Show us what you got, Aubrie." Lauren smiled. I think I gained her respect.
I prepped and did a round off, back handspring full.
I think it's safe to say I'll make the team.
As I drove home, I was elated about my first day, the only thing that kept nagging at me was what in the world am I going to do in the Twilight world?
I know, I know. It's a little shaky. I'm really rough on myself and I can't believe I'm posting this, but I hope y'all enjoy. I've written like fourteen chapters and I'll probably be uploading them two at a time. This story gets better, I promise. Give it a chance(:
New Author's Note: (1/28/14)
Okay so this is the new and improved chapter 1. Holy moly there was a lot of mistakes and it just makes me very grateful for the readers I have because it must have been painful to read that. I know it's not perfect, I SUCK at grammar, so if anyone catches something feel free to drop a review.
Okay so I got outfits of this chapter posted on my Polyvore account for Fanfiction. The username is: throwsomeglittermakeitrainx
It's also linked on my bio if you somehow can't find it.
ALSO the cheer stunt they had to do for tryouts is on Youtube and if you are interested in knowing what that looked like search up: 'CHEERLEADING cool stunts! learn from it! not easy man...' The video thumbnail should be in an all star cheer gym and the base has a green shirt on and the flyer is blonde with a blue shirt on. If anyone has trouble finding it, just tell me!
Any new readers, WELCOME. I'm going to try to edit chapters when I have writer's block for the sequel or summer chapters, so it will be slowly edited. I am sorry if this drives you crazy!