An Unpredictable Foe: Benjamin x Reader
Request: Benjamin loves to bother the reader with his powers, like she walks near a fountain and he soaked her in water, or he lets the wind messing up her hair etc.
A/N: I haven’t actually seen Twilight so forgive me if I didn’t get Benjamin’s powers right lol.
“Shit!” You mutter as you glance at your watch for the fourth time. You’re rushing to your physics class, you’re late as always. It’s a typical, freezing winter day in Forks and you’re praying you don’t slip. You’re clutching onto your books tightly as you run across the courtyard. No one is in sight since everyone has already gone to class, but you’d slept in by accident.
Hurrying past the fountain, you don’t notice Benjamin watching you with his striking, red eyes from one of the picnic benches. Suddenly, you feel a slosh of water enveloping you.
“What the hell?” You shriek, the cold water from the fountain immediately seeping through your coat. You drop your books in shock.
You notice Benjamin when he calmly makes his way towards you. His movements are so fluid, his clothes expensive looking and his olive skin tinged pale. You know what he is, your best friend Bella told you he was a friend of the Cullen’s who was staying with them for a while. God knows why he’d decided to sample the less than mediocre American school system.
He smirks a little at your predicament, never breaking eye contact while he picks up your books from the ground. He hands them to you then shrugs his coat off and offers it to you.
“Here, take yours off and I will have it dried for you. You appear to be in a rush.”
“No, no, I can’t take yours you’ll be freezing!” You exclaim, but immediately realise your mistake, and turn bright red. He scoffs, pulling your books from your arms and setting them on a bench by the fountain.
He ignores your protests as he helps you out of your jacket then drapes his own over your shoulders, then hands your books back to you.
“Go.” He smiles.
“Thank you so much.” You smile apologetically, then high tail it to class.
For the entirety of your physics class, you were distracted by the memory of what had transpired between you and Benjamin. You’d always thought him unusual, intelligent and gorgeous. You’d exchanged words in the classes you shared, but he still shared the same perfect image that the Cullen’s had, leaving you feeling inferior and unable to be friends with him.
“Y/N! Are you listening?” You’re shaken from your thoughts by your teacher’s shout from the front of the class.
“Yes, sorry sir!” You assure him, he glares at you, clearly unconvinced, then goes back to teaching the lesson. Bella nudges you.
“You’ve been zoned out all lesson, are you okay?” She asks.
You sigh dramatically, resting your head on your arms that are crossed on your desk.
“Benjamin gave me his coat before class.” You explain, but the statement seems to raise more questions than it answers judging by Bella’s expression.
“I was running late and then I got splashed by the fountain so he gave me his coat.” You recount the story. She raises an eyebrow at you.
“You were… Splashed?” She repeats incredulously.
“Mhm.” You say simply.
“There is no wind today, how exactly did you get splashed by the fountain hm?”
When she put it that way, you realise that it was pretty strange.
“Huh, I didn’t think of it like that. Weird.” You muse, still not particularly bothered by the strange occurrence. Bella stared at you, a look of exasperation on her sharp features. “What?”
“Benjamin did it.”
You roll your eyes.
“Right, and how could he have done it when he wasn’t anywhere near the fountain when it happened?” You argue. She sighs in irritation.
“Benjamin can control the elements, idiot.” You open your mouth to ask more about this, but your teacher interrupts.
“That’s it for today class, make sure you read page 49 of the textbook in preparation for our next lesson.” And with that, the entire class is packing up their stuff and rushing from the classroom. You follow Bella, hoping you’ll be able to find out more at lunch.
You practically run from your history class at 12, desperate to find Bella, but someone grabs your shoulder as you dash out the doorway. You whip round, ready to give the person a piece of your mind, but you’re met with Benjamin smiling coolly at you. Anything you were about to say slips from your mind instantly.
He hands you your coat.
“Its dry, I hope my coat was warm enough for you. As you might have deduced by now, it’s mainly for show.” You can feel your cheeks turning pink, but you regain enough composure to shrug his coat off and give it back to him. To your surprise, your coat is warm when you put it on.
“I put it on a radiator.” He says, as if he read your thoughts, but of course that isn’t his power.
“You splashed me!” You exclaim suddenly. His head cocks, his face a picture of innocence.
“I have no idea what you’re referring to.” He replies.
“But you- Bella said-“
“I’d love to stay and chat more, but I have arrangements for lunch.” He smiled apologetically. He took your hand in his, planted a kiss on it, then walked away. Your jaw was on the floor at this point. He had quite literally skated across your accusation and escaped.
You huffed in frustration and marched off in the direction of the cafeteria.
At three, you were leaving your last class of the day and making your way home. You only lived a short distance from the school and walked most days, unless the weather was particularly unforgiving. Today though, it wasn’t so bad, simply chilly.
You pull your coat tighter around yourself, making sure you bag doesn’t fall from your shoulder as you do so. You exit the school gates, glad to be escaping after the day you’ve had. You think about Benjamin for what seems to be the hundredth time today, he was so infuriating, but you can’t seem to get him out of your head.
As you walk down the street, a sudden gust takes you by surprise, blowing you backwards to the point you lose your footing. Just as you’re sure your ass is going to make contact with the sidewalk, arms catch you. You glance up to see Benjamin smiling smugly down at you.
“You should really be careful, Y/N. The elements are an unpredictable foe.”