Chapter 10: The Eye of an Artist
I couldn’t believe it Nahuel was sitting at the table that we were at yesterday with a red rose. He smiled brightly at me as I sat down. “So how are you feeling today?” He asked in his thick accent. “Oh, I’m better,” I said, I smiled back at him as I accepted his rose. I really dislike roses but he was just so amazing it suddenly took on a new appeal to me. “Thank you I said it’s beautiful.” “It pales in comparison with you he murmured. “So, what would you like for your birthday?” He asked flashing me another brilliant smile I stared at his dimples, ‘you really don’t have to get me anything, it’s enough that you are going to come. I said . “I see I will have to do some detective work” he said with a chuckle. “I don’t really get into the whole birthday thing, I don’t like being the center of attention, “I admitted shyly. He lifted my chin so that he was looking into my eyes, “Well then it must be very difficult for you, considering the fact that you are so devastatingly stunning, how do you manage to stay out of the spotlight?” I felt the blushes coming on so I changed the subject for good this time. “So, um where is your aunt working?” He seemed thrown off by my question, “Oh, she is still looking around, she is also tying up loose ends at home so she s traveling back and forth a bit,” he said without meeting my eyes. “Would you like anything from the food counter? I am going to go grab something.” I realized that I still wasn’t hungry and turned him down. He disappeared and returned with a tray overflowing with food. “I think you should eat, Renesmee, you look spent.” I shook my head, “No I’m fine.” He smiled at me, “People are staring at us.” I rolled my eyes. “I know just ignore it, it never ends.” I muttered. He brushed his lips across mine, “Well we might as well give them a good show then, huh?” He smirked. I looked at him in astonishment. “I told you that you were devastatingly beautiful”, he said as he pulled me in closer and pressed his lips against mine. I giggled as I placed my hands around his neck and returned the kiss. I remembered where we were and I pulled away. “We can’t do this here.” I told him. “You’re right he said we should leave.” I blushed and looked down, “I can’t do that Nahuel my father can read my every thought.” “You’re right Renesmee, I am a bad influence.” He smiled at me wickedly and then became serious. “You really should stay away from me…” his eyes became almost pleading for a moment and then returned to normal. As I was about to reply the bell rang, and he took off before I could say anything. The rest of the day was a blur because on top of my concern over the fight with Jacob I had a new puzzle to dissect. What was up with Nahuel, we he playing hard to get? Sienna met me in the parking lot after school ended as she had said she would. “Hey” she said, “I was dying to ask this in math but you were like in a trance or something…So um, how are your lips doing?” I blushed as she snickered. “Let me guess everyone is discussing it” I groaned. “Are you kidding, she said that is the most exciting thing that has happened since they saw some guy leave your car yesterday morning.” She shook her head as she laughed. “You are really something Ness, you have managed to trun the school into an uproar within 48 hours.” She kept smiling in amusement as I turned five shades of red. “Oh who cares what they think he is gorgeous”, she told me, “I’m impressed that you landed the cutest guy like two days into the school year.” I narrowed my eyes at her, “You just love this don’t you” I said sarcastically. “Hey my love life is nonexistent I have to live vicariously through you.” I rolled my eyes at her, “So if you are done laughing at me tell me if you decided what we will do this afternoon.” “Well, she thought for a moment “we can go back to my house, my dad is on a business trip so there is no one there.” I agreed to her plan, “Alright I just have to call my p- I mean my aunt and uncle.” I cringed at how close I had come to blowing it again this was so hard to keep the charade going. I walked away and dialed my mother’s cell number, “hey its me, I’m going to Sienna’s for a bit I will be home soon.” “Well it’s good that you aren’t coming straight home after what you pulled in lunch” my mother hissed into the phone, “your father has been debating whether or not he should go down there to see Nahuel all day do you know how hard it’s been to keep him at home.” I rolled my eyes at her it wasn’t hard for her to keep him entertained when they had the house to themselves… “I’m sorry, he kissed me what was I going to do?” She sighed “we will talk when you get home, not too late and remember what I talked to you about.” “I know mum’s the word” I said sarcastically. I hung up and retuned to Sienna who was drawing again. I actually looked at her sketches this time, “what are you drawing?” I asked her. “It’s so weird lately all I draw is this girl over and over.” I looked at the picture it was a girl with long black hair, dark eyes, pale skin and a beautiful face. “Hmmm and you are making fun of me?” I teased she rolled her eyes at me. “C’mon let’s go.” She said as she led me towards her house. As I walked away I saw Nahuel in the parking lot watching us. The look on his face was mildly disturbing he looked so torn, angry and sad at the same time, “what is his deal?” I wondered aloud. Sienna looked in the direction I was looking in and said, “Uh-oh looks like trouble in paradise huh Juliet?” I shot her a look and she laughed as we left. I didn’t look back.