Charlotte, SC â€“ Local teen Kayla Black faces the daily scrutiny that every American teen battles. However, unlike generations past, Kaylaâ€™s peers do not torment her for her choice in jeans, shoes or music. Instead, her pariah status is attributed to her choice of vampires.
Proudly sporting her Team Carlisle shirt, Black states, â€œI canâ€™t believe the other girls and that one gay guy are giving me so much grief over my love of Carlisle. I mean, heâ€™s so cute and his power of compassion is so very compelling to me. Heâ€™s like my soul mate. Why wouldnâ€™t you like him?â€
Fellow students Cathy Turner and Becky Miller couldnâ€™t disagree more, however. â€œOMG!â€ screamed Miller. â€œI canâ€™t believe sheâ€™s actually all hot for some old guy; heâ€™s like really old. Why canâ€™t she just go for some young guy like Edward? Sheâ€™s so lame. She thinks sheâ€™s such an individual or something. Whateverâ€¦ Team Edward!â€
To which Turner replied, â€œTeam Jacob!â€ The two then debated madly about whether a 106-year-old dead guy or a wolf would make a better prom date.
Black added, â€œI realize Carlisle hasnâ€™t got a super cool power like mind reading or detecting relationships, but compassion is still pretty cool, right?â€