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And I would say lame and you would say your lame and then we would get into a fight. Anyways…this is another Bella and Jasper story. I’ve been really hooked on him. And if you don’t like it then don’t read it. That’s why I’m putting this extra thing to warn you. You should be thanking me. Anyways…this is after New Moon. I don’t give a crap if you like this or not, but I wanted Bella to be played by Selena Gomez in this story. I think she fits this perfectly, so when you think of Bella think of Selena’s pretty face.
Prologue Riley gripped my arms tightly, probably creating bruises, even though I knew that wasn’t his full strength. He pushed me forward, ignoring my struggles. I gripped my round stomach. My baby. Our baby. Being pregnant took a lot of strength out of me and made my shield weaken. We were in trouble now. My stomach moved, troubled with my stressed. I rubbed the bump. We’re okay. It’s okay. When we got to the end of the dusty and stone hallway, we stopped in front of a door. It was steel and smelled of blood. I let my breathing stop as he pushed me inside. There he was.
Jasper kept his head down, his blonde curls dirty and falling around his face like a halo. His strong body, just as dirty as his hair, was moving up and down with shallow breaths. His chest showed in the dim light above him, brightening his scars to me. Riley snickered in my ear; it was rich and velvety like Edward’s. “Look at your beloved. He’s like us now. Ready to kill the next meal. And that apparently is you.” After his cruel sentence, he threw me into the room and I fell onto the cold, concrete ground. He slammed the door behind him and I scrambled to sit up. My eyes found Jasper again and I hurried over to him, throwing my arms around his stone body. Even though it was cold and so was his body, it brought me warmth. “Jasper!” I cried in rejoice. I hadn’t seen him in about three weeks. He had apparently gone missing and the family was trying to find him. Luckily, the weak knows-nothing, human found him. I inwardly rolled my eyes at Edward’s pettiness. Jasper let out a loud, uncut growl. Shock soared through my chest. Jasper hadn’t ever growled at me. This was a first. I backed away from him so I could see his beautiful face. His eyes were closed, but when he opened them they were pitch black. Blacker than Edward’s when he first met me, blacker than when he first tasted my blood, blacker than when Alice’s showed loneliness.
His hands were tied behind his back, a hold he could easily break with his amazing strength. I reached for him again, but his fast reflexes caught my wrist. And it hurt. My eyebrows knitted together as tears sprung to my eyes. I didn’t cry out though. And that must’ve upset him. He growled louder and tightened his grip. That’s when I did shriek and backed away from him, rubbing my stomach as the baby fluttered, scared. He was too quick. He broke out of the iron he was taped in and lunged at me. I felt my back slam against the wall before I could comprehend what was happening. I felt a slash of pain and fire. No! Jasper pulled blood from my neck, in a hurry to get as much as he could. I was loosing consciousness and fast. I pushed against his chest, trying to fight against him, but my efforts were in vain. I wanted this at one time, to die, or to at least become one of their kind, to live forever with Edward, but it ended up being Jasper I wanted the most. That’s all I ever wanted. He purred against my neck, the purr I had loved over the months. His drinking slowed down, now that he knew I was almost done. I wouldn’t blame him for this. I would blame Maria, his evil maker. I wanted Jasper to kill me; I would rather die from his hands than any other. I began to accept death. My thoughts waved to Charlie and Renee, they would be so upset. I was their only child. Then, they went to the Cullen’s. I knew they loved me with all their hearts. Peter and Charlotte passed through
my mind and my heart ripped for them. Jacob would be the worst. I had hurt him many times, but he always stayed by my side. The baby stayed locked in my brain, Jazz would never meet him, be a dad. Finally, Jasper and I sprang. All the good times we had, all the sweetness, hot kisses, all the make-ups, all the fights, all the smiles, all the touches…they were gone. As I thought about this, I threaded my hands up his hard chest and into his soft curls. I had loved to pull on them to get his attention or pull him closer. “Jasp…er…I l-love y-y-you. S-So sorry I didn’t t-t-tell you… Pregnant…” I whispered into his ear. My vision was failing me from the blood loss. My hand fell to my side; I could not hold it anymore. I thought I felt him pull back, but I wasn’t sure since I had closed my eyes. “Love you…” I whispered one last time before giving up my fight and surrendering to the darkness.
Waking up Time passes. Even when it seems impossible. Even when each tick of the second hand aches like the pulse of blood behind a bruise. It passes unevenly, in strange lurches and dragging lulls, but pass it does. Even for me. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Charlie’s fist came down on the table. “That’s it, Bella! I’m sending you home.” I looked up from my cereal, which I had been pondering rather than eating, and stared at Charlie in shock. I hadn’t been following the conversation—actually I hadn’t been aware that we were having a conversation—and I wasn’t sure was he meant. “I am home,” I mumbled, confused. “I’m sending you home to Renée, to Jacksonville,” He clarified.
Charlie watched with exasperation as I slowly grasped the meaning of his words. Suddenly, I was angry. How dare he! He can’t just ship me off like a package. I felt my face burn with the blush I hadn’t felt in months. “You don’t run my life, Charlie. You can’t just keep making my decisions!” I yelled as I stood up from my seat, anger seeping from my pores. I threw my bowl in the sink, ignoring the crack of glass and Charlie’s shocked eyes. “I’m going to school.” I spat at him, grabbing my bag. I ran outside and hopped into my car. I twisted the keys in the ignition and was greeted with a deafening roar. First, I headed to school, but I felt a strong pull as I passed the Cullen’s place. I had to go. Maybe if I saw it empty it would help me forget. I swerved my truck and trailed it up the steep hill. The truck groaned as I stopped it and got out. I glared up at the gigantic house. This wasn’t any better. The pull in my chest was gone, but the pain was back. I almost fell to my knees at the emptiness and gripped my chest with my arms to hold me together. I needed to get out of this place.
“Bella, I don’t want you to come with me.” He spoke the words slowly and precisely, his cold eyes on my face, watching as I absorbed what he was really saying. I sucked in a quick breath at the memory. I couldn’t take this. As I was about to head back to my truck, I saw a movement from the window and I glanced at the house. “What the hell?” I whispered to myself. I knew it would be stupid for me to go in there, but what else did I have to loose? I stepped up the stairs slowly. I twisted the lock and was surprised to see it was unlocked. I stepped inside the bright house and looked around. It was still the same, just empty, like me. The pain was getting worst with every step I took. I was thinking of just leaving when I met a pair of golden eyes. First, I felt pain, hurt, sadness, realization, and confusion. I tilted my head to the side. This was not Edward. He had golden hair that reached his square chin. Of course he was beautiful with his golden eyes and great body, but he wasn’t what I wanted. “Jasper…?” I whispered into the silence.
He didn’t answer. I walked slowly towards him and stopped in front of his still frame. When he did speak, I lost it. “Bella, I am so sorry—” he started in his smooth voice. “You! You did this! You’re the reason I lost everything!” I shrieked at him. I started to slam my fists onto his hard chest. He was shocked to say the least. “Bella—” “I hate you!” I screamed, slamming my fists harder, it was starting to ache. His mouth fell open. “I hate you!” I screamed again as I fell to the ground. Jasper wrapped his stone arms around me and we fell together, on our knees. “I hate you…” I muttered weakly into his chest. “I am so sorry.” He whispered into my hair. The pain was too much. Seeing Jasper was too much. I actually cried out from the shot of pain that passed through my chest and leaned into his.
My vision was getting hazy and the pain was unbearable. The venom could not compare. I looked up into golden eyes, and then blacked out. Jasper Bella’s warm body went limp in my arms. I couldn’t feel her painful emotions anymore. I sighed and let her lean on my body. That’s not what I meant to happen on her birthday. Bloodlust from all the Cullen’s family were seeping into me, so I couldn’t contain it. I immediately tamed the beast when I got outside, but the family was disappointed. I decided to take a break from them, Alice actually encouraged it. She wanted us to take a break for awhile. She hasn’t called since then. I picked up Bella and placed her on the couch. I watched her intently. She had not changed much, maybe lost a little weight. Her chest rose with every breath. Her hair was still reddish brown, and longer from when I last saw her. Her creamy skin was paler than last time, but still had that peachy undertone. She really was a beautiful girl… I didn’t know how long I sat there, watching her, but soon her heart rate and breathing picked up as her eyes began to flutter.
Her full eyelashes retracted to show her warm, big chocolate brown eyes. She suddenly sat up so fast I didn’t even catch the movement. My eyes widened as she took in her surroundings then rubbed her head, groaning. Her emotions were dripping with confusion, pain, fear, and sadness. She looked around with her big eyes and clutched her abdomen. I winced at the pain and her attention caught onto me. “Jasper?” she whispered and a smile spread across her face. I was shocked. She was radiating happiness and a twinge of pain with confusion. “Bella…?” I took a step towards her cautiously. Her smile faltered and I felt realization float from her. She covered a hand over her mouth in horror. “Oh! I am so sorry, Jasper. I didn’t mean anything I said.” She whispered. “It’s fine. You have every right to hate me.” I replied. She frowned and stood up, wobbling at first before I grabbed her arm lightly to help her. As soon as I touched her, she flinched at my cool skin, but then I felt a spark surge through my dead veins. My eyes widened and I let out a strained sigh at her hot skin.
She looked up at me with her big chocolate eyes. She quickly pulled away from me, but got closer. “We need to talk,” she whispered. “The perfect line, but aren’t you supposed to be in school?” I asked, trying to lighten the mood. She blushed automatically and I stopped breathing as she blinked her full lashes. “I, um…” she trailed off, scratching her head. “Skipped,” I inquired, raising my brows. “I did not!” she exclaimed defensively. I had to laugh. “You’re here and not at school. That’s called skipping,” I inquired. She rolled her eyes and blushed again; I didn’t stop breathing this time. Her sweet invaded my nose and I could practically taste it on my tongue. We sat down on the tan couches and her eyes searched mine. Finally, she sighed and we both said something. “I’m sorry,” We both blurted out at the same time. My eyes went wide as did hers. “What do you have to be sorry for?” We both blurted out again. “Wait.” Again we both said.
We were obviously were thinking the same things being as we couldn’t stop saying the same thing. So I put up my hand to stop her. “Bella,” I paused to make sure she was listening to me, “I am sorry. You have nothing to apologize about. I attacked you and took everyone away from you. I am sorry. Please, forgive me.” Bella smiled brightly. “There’s nothing to forgive.” She whispered. I stared at her in shock. “What?” I sputtered. “I mean the whole party was a wreck. They were vampires.” She tried to joke, but I could feel her pain. “So, you forgive me?” I asked cautiously. “Yes.” She nodded. It was silent for awhile. “Why are you here?” I asked finally. “I can’t explain,” She whispered as wrapped her arms around chest as if to hold herself together. “I just felt a pull, Jasper, like I had to be here.” I nodded. I had felt that a few minutes before she got here. I felt a strange pull to go towards her and I didn’t understand it. She raised her eyes back to mine and smiled softly.
“I really have missed you.” She whispered, leaning towards me. “Even if you tried to kill me.” she joked half-heartedly. I chuckled. “Me, too, Bella. You have no idea.” I cautiously took her hand, satisfied that she didn’t pull away or jump. She stared down at our joined fingers then raised her eyes back to mine. I twisted and turned our joined hands, enjoying the warmth. It was quiet again, but she broke it, of course. “Where’ve you been?” she asked quietly. “Hmmm?” I questioned. “It’s been six months. Where’ve you been?” she asked again, an edge merging into her voice. Anger was starting to leak from her. “Um,” my eyebrows knitted together in confusion, “I was here, but I wasn’t ready to see anyone. I didn’t want to upset you.” Her warm hand was wrenched from mine. I frowned as she shot up and glared down at me. “Do you know what the hell I have been through while you were taking your little vacation!?” she yelled at me. My grimace deepened and I stood with her, trying to calm her shaking form. “Bella—” I was cut off. She obviously wasn’t done. “I’ve been through so much, Jasper! I scream in my SLEEP! And where’s the guy that can control emotions? At home, hoping for a miracle!” she screamed. I narrowed my eyes down at her.
“I’ve lost the entire family, Bella! I’ve lost Alice, my own brothers, and my parents! I don’t need your shit!” I yelled back. Anger was filling my vision then paused when I smelled her salty tears. “Oh, oh! Shit! Bella, I’m so sorry—” She made a small whimper then turned away, out of the house. The door slammed behind her and I huffed. I plopped down on the couch and ran hands through my hair. What had I done? Bella I made my car speed down the roads as fast as I could. Jasper’s words hit me like a truck. He said he didn’t feel like my shit, maybe that’s why Edward had left me. Pain ripped through me as I stopped the car at La Push. Jacob’s small home was just next to the beach. I wiped my eyes and sighed. I stepped out of my small cab as a tall shape zoomed out the door. “Bella!” Jacob’s excited grin stretched wide across his face, the bright teeth standing in vivid contrast to his deep russet color of his skin. His black satin hair flew behind his broad face. Jacob had grown into some potential in the last eight months. He’d passed that point where the soft muscles of childhood hardened into, lanky build of a teenager; the tendons and veins had become prominent under the red-brown of his skin of his arms and hands.
“Where have you been?” he crowed as he picked me up and twirled me around. I laughed, a sound that I hadn’t heard in months. It felt great. He laughed with me, setting me down on my feet. He towered over me, his stature built and buff. I grinned up at him. It stretched the muscles I didn’t use. “You grew again!” I accused in amazement. “Six five.” He announced with self-satisfaction. His voice was deeper than I had remembered, but it had the husky tone I had loved. He led me inside as we joked around. My face was starting to hurt from all the laughs. When we did reach inside, Billy greeted me with a smile, which caused me to smile back. “Hey, dad,” Jacob called, “Guess who stopped by.” “Well, what do you know! It’s good to see you, Bella!” we shook hands; mine was lost in his wide grip. We all talked for awhile, until Billy disappeared down the hall. “So, Bella, what do you want to do?” Jacob asked, a grin lightening up his face. I smiled back. “I don’t really know. I came here out of instinct.” I shrugged. “That’s great! Come here as much as you want!” his dark eyes brightened in anticipation. I smiled widely.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* All day we talked, strolled on the beach, and drunk warm sodas. When I got ready to leave, he pulled me into his arms then wrinkled his nose in disgust. I frowned and peered up at him. “Are you wearing perfume, Bella?” he questioned as he stepped away. “No,” I shook my head, “I don’t wear perfume, Jake.” We both shrugged. He helped me into my cab. He waved good-bye as I left. I hurried home as fast as I could and made a meal for Charlie. “Hey, Bells.” He called as he entered the house. “Hey, dad.” I smiled at him. He did a double take as he saw the expression. His dark eyebrows knitted together. “Bella?” “It’s okay, dad. I saw Jake today. And…it made me happy.” I smiled again, setting the table with steak and mashed potatoes. He nodded, taking in the information. “Good.” We ate in silence, which was normal in some kind of way, but I was alert for the whole time. The pain in my chest subsided for the day and I realized that when I was with Jake, it wasn’t that bad. I said goodnight and headed upstairs and took a shower. I put on a tank top and small shorts. I never dressed this way for Edward,
maybe that was why I was left. I huffed at my reflection. My hair was wet so I combed it out. I walked to my room and put my toiletries on the ground. I didn’t know someone was watching me until I turned around. Jasper’s golden eyes met mine. Anger didn’t rise in me like it did back at his house. Before I knew it, I flew at him, wrapping my arms around his stone form. His hands cautiously encased me in his cold, hard chest. “I’m sorry.” I muttered into his chest. “Me, too, Darlin’.” He whispered as he brushed his lips against my hair. Jasper That night, I stayed with Bella. It wouldn’t have been that bad if my throat didn’t feel like hell and Bella didn’t wear that appealing outfit. Her shorts showed her nice, pale legs and her shirt was thin, adding effect to my imagination. But, I tried not to think that way. I mean this was Bella I was talking about. The beautiful girl Edward fell in love with then left for her own safety. I wonder if she knew that…? She pulled me onto the bed and crossed her legs as she watched me. I did the same. “So, I take it your over my shit.” she said bluntly, her face straight, but I could hear a edge to her voice again.
My eyes widened. I had never heard Bella curse and I was sure Edward wouldn’t approve if he was here. But, he wasn’t. And it was kinda hot. “Bella, I’m sorry, okay? Your not the only one in pain.” I huffed. She didn’t say anything. We were quiet for awhile. “He didn’t mean it.” I said suddenly. Her chocolate eyes narrowed so I knew she knew who I was talking about. She got up off the bed, preparing to cry, I could smell the tears. I grabbed her hand swiftly and the heat flashed up my arm. My eyes met her’s and I pulled her to me. She fell into my chest, tears falling from her orbs. She grasped onto my shirt with her small, hot hands. We stayed like this for an hour. I smoothed her damp hair back as she clutched me closer. When she was done, she leaned back and wiped her eyes. Anger was leaking from her again. “He…l-left, Jasper. He left m-me in the fucking woods!” she cursed again. Then, her words comprehended in my fast brain. “He, what?” I hissed. “He dumped in the fucking woods,” she got up and started pacing. Then, she turned to me and laughed, it was bitter, “Fucked up, right? But, also cliché. I actually thought he would take me to the meadow and do it, but stupid me settled for a forest.” “He left you in the woods?! What the fuck!” I yelled, shooting up from the bed and growling to myself. I was so upset that I didn’t hear Charlie’s loud footsteps.
And our positions weren’t good. Bella had stepped closer to me in a way to calm me down, our chests grazing each other’s. She was barely dressed. Fuck. Charlie busted into the room and froze when he saw me. I stiffened too as Bella turned away from me. I took that chance to roll under her bed and disappear from their eyes. Bella “Dad!” I crowed mockingly, trying to sound happy to see him. I ran a hand through my almost dry hair and stared at him worriedly. I had hoped he didn’t see Jasper, the Adonis in my room. “Bella…? Your crazy must be rubbing off on me, because I think I just saw that Cullen boy.” he spoke gently, frowning. I forced a frown, too, and turned to look around, shrugging my shoulders when I didn’t see anyone. “I don’t see any Jasper.” I confirmed. He narrowed his brown eyes. “I didn’t say Jasper.” He crossed his arms. I gulped and started to blush. “Why are you in my room again?” I questioned, changing the subject. “Oh, um, I was going to say lights out, but then, I got a weird call from the school saying you didn’t go to school today.” He raised one scruffy brow.
“Oh! Uh, I was sick, so I stayed at Jacob’s. We sat on the beach all day.” I nodded vigorously. His frown deepened, but he accepted it and left quickly, obviously uncomfortable being in my room. I didn’t know where Jasper went so I decided on the window. I opened it quickly and peered out in the darkness. “Jasper!” I hissed into the night. “Yes?” Came the reply from behind me. I jumped and turned to see Jasper standing in front of me, his hard body almost pressed to mine. “AGH!” I tried to screamed, but his hand came across my mouth. He pressed one finger to his pouty lips and shushed me quietly before staring at the door for awhile. Charlie must’ve still been out there. I rolled my eyes. I breathed in deeply and caught a whiff of Jasper’s scent. He smelled like home, autumn, cologne, and guy, all mixed in one. It made my heart accelerate. Jasper raised one brow and turned to me, obviously feeling my notso-friendly feelings. I blushed from my toes to my hairline as he released me. “You smell…good.” I whispered, smiling timidly. He chuckled. “So do you.” He replied.
It wasn’t that I wasn’t attracted to Jasper, it was just I wasn’t emotionally. I stilled craved Edward, his touch, his velvety voice, his unruly hair. It kept me up at night and haunted my dreams. Jasper must’ve felt my hollowness because his expression turned upset. I stumbled away from him as his power started to effect me. “W-What did you mean when you said ‘He didn’t mean it’?” I questioned. His eyes locked with mine. “Exactly what I said. He didn’t. He only left for your protection.” He explained. The hole retuned. It scratched against my soul, but luckily my spirit ignored it and carried on with wallowing. I was used to it. “Why?” I asked, my voice breaking, “I can take care of myself. I don’t need him to leave for my protection. We could’ve talked this through.” Jasper snorted. “Edward is a 109 elder stuck in a seventeen year old body. He still has issues, Bella.” He said. We were quiet again as I looked down and Jasper watched me with a piercing gaze. I didn’t want to think about Edward right now. I raised my eyes back to his. “Are you staying?” I asked carefully. “For as long as you need me.” he whispered back in reply.
“I hope you have time, then.” I smiled softly. “Bella, that’s all I got.” He grinned fully, dazzling with his smile. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I woke up to find Jasper gone, but it was sunny outside so I decided to get up. I glanced at the clock to find it was around nine am. I was late. I dressed in white button up that was tight against my minimal curves and some black skinny jeans that Alice had given me before. I didn’t know where I thought I was going with this new style, but it made me feel a little better. I went into my bathroom to comb and curl my hair. I ran some of my lotion through it so it would smell like strawberries and it fell down my back in soft curls. I grabbed my toothbrush and scrubbed my mouth clean. After that, I searched for eyeliner. I didn’t really have experience with makeup, but it wouldn’t hurt to try. Gratefully, I didn’t stick my eyes and it made my giant orbs pop. I put on cherry lip balm and grabbed my old converses. I strapped them on my feet and headed downstairs. Charlie was still there, which was odd. He glanced at me then did a double take as I opened the fridge to get something to drink. I took out the orange juice and widened my eyes innocently when I saw his wide stare. “Bella…?” he frowned.
“Again, I’m fine, dad. I just…needed some change.” I drank down the liquid and grabbed a granola bar. “I’m going over Jake’s later so don’t wait up!” I yelled behind me as I sped out of the door. I got into my rusty truck and started it. The deafening roar hurt my ears. I didn’t know anyone was in the car until I heard the musical voice. “Damn, this thing gives me the creeps.” I jumped and turned to see Jasper in the passenger side, leaning back in the seat. He flashed me a lazy grin, “Good morning, sunshine. You look good.” Luckily, my tinted windows didn’t show his sparkling skin, but I was still shocked. “W-What are you doing here?” I asked, ignoring his comment as I drove out of the driveway. “I wanted to give you this.” He took something out of his pocket and grabbed my hand. I jumped at the familiar surge of electricity and coldness, but opened my palm so he could place the object into it. “A phone?” I questioned. It was a touch screen; I was sure because it didn’t flip close like others. It was obviously expensive, but also looked simple. “How much did this thing cost?” “About two hundred.” He shrugged. “What the hell, Jasper? I can’t take this.” I cried, throwing it back at him and glancing at the road so I wouldn’t drive off of it. I could practically see him rolling his golden eyes before throwing it back into my lap.
“It’s for emergencies. So, if you ever need me, just call.” He shrugged. I glanced down at the machine then huffed. He was just as stubborn as me and neither of us would give up without a fight. “Fine.” I grumbled under my breath as I parked in the school parking lot, right under the shade so Jasper could get out. I stepped out of my cab carefully, trying not to fall with my clumsy feet. Jasper flashed me another lazy grin and handed me my bag with my new phone. I turned to him and took the things. “Call if you need anything.” He whispered to me before pressing a cool kiss to my forehead. I shivered and nodded, sucking my bottom lip into my mouth. I knew I shouldn’t be feeling these feelings I felt for my brother, but I couldn’t help it. I mean LOOK at him! God, why couldn’t vampires just be ugly and stupid? It would be so much easier in the world. I waved at Jasper as he disappeared. I didn’t know if he saw me or not. “Hey.” I turned to see Angela. She smiled timidly at me, but I could see her dark eyes were excited. I nodded. “You look good, Bella. What happened to you?” she smiled nicely. “Um, I just needed a change.” I shrugged.
“Good. Change is good.” She nodded. “I saw Jasper. Are they back or what?” I sighed. “No, just Jasper. Alice and him haven’t really been getting along.” I shrugged nonchalantly, trying to keep my lie short. “Oh, that’s too bad.” She commented. We started into school, but it mostly dragged on and on. My chest ached from having to stare at the empty Cullen table, or parking lot, or Biology table. And it didn’t help when Lauren became my partner, since she hated me. Jessica wasn’t very much of a friend either. She ignored me most of the time, but not today. I ran up behind her and tapped her shoulder. She stopped digging through her locker and turned to me. “Bella?” she questioned, genuinely confused. “Uh, yeah. I was wondering if you could help me with Algebra tonight.” I explained quickly, even though I had a rocket brain at home, Jasper. “I can’t. I have to help Lauren tonight.” She responded, closing her locker door. She started away, but I grabbed her arm. “Just tell me what’s going on, Jess. We used to be close.” I begged. I ached for human companionship. “Maybe I would tell you if you weren’t such a zombie.” She sneered, yanking her arm away and storming down the hall.
I gasped at her hateful comment, but she was right. No one really had the guts to say it to me, but Jess did. It bugged me that I was ranked under that category. Even if I changed my looks I would still be the lonesome Bella who was dumped by a God. The final bell rang and I hurried outside. I quickly got into my car, ignoring the ache in my chest. I drove to Jake’s house, eager to fill the hole in my abdomen. He was outside, his long hair in a ponytail. “Bella!” he grinned enthusiastically. My face stretched. “Jake!” I shrieked. He picked me and smashed me into a strong hug. “Can’t…breathe!” “Oh! Sorry.” He grinned sheepishly. “So, what do you want to do today?” he asked. “Walk, swim, cliff diving…” “What?” I frowned. “Swimming?” he questioned. “No, after that.” “Cliff diving?” “Yeah, that. What’s cliff diving?” “Well, you get on a cliff and dive. It’s pretty much obvious.” He explained sarcastically. “Into water?” I checked. “Yep.”
“Then, let’s go!” I grinned. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Bella, just jump!” Jacob crowed. I rolled my eyes as I threw my shoes behind me. We weren’t on a very high hill, the water just looked deep. It wasn’t that I couldn’t swim, because I could, I just didn’t want to freaking drown. “I’m gonna go! Cool your horses!” I yelled at him. He smiled widely. He had gotten taller from the last time I saw him and that was yesterday. He looked bigger, too, his muscles wider. Suddenly, I felt a warm hand shove my back, causing me to fall, gravity taking me down. “JAAAAAAKKE!” I screamed as I plunged into the cold water. It took me awhile to regain myself, and then I swam to the top. I pushed my hair out of my face and I could hear Jake chortling. “Jake, you jerk! I could’ve drowned!” I screamed up at him. “That would’ve been unfortunate.” He replied. Before I knew it, it was a giant splash and Jacob was next to me, grinning like a fool. I rolled my eyes and dunked him. We had fun on the beach all day. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
When I got home, I was soaking wet and my hair smelled like the ocean. I forgot to head to work today, but didn’t have the energy. I growled under breath, recalling Jake’s foolish actions. Charlie wasn’t here yet so I quickly made dinner, lasagna, and cleaned up the house a bit. I didn’t have time to take a shower when the doorbell rang. I opened it to see Jasper sniffing around the door. I raised a brow, questioning his actions when his eyes narrowed and he stepped towards me. I frowned as he sniffed my hair. “You smell like wet dog.” He stated bluntly. Both of my brows rose at his words. “Thank…you…?” I frowned again. He pulled away and eyed me, his nose wrinkling in disgust. “Where have you been?” “Down at La Push, with Jake. We went cliff diving.” I shrugged. He groaned as he followed me into the kitchen and jumped up onto the counter. “Bella, dogs are not good company to keep.” He warned. I frowned a third time. He was confusing me. “Dog?” Before he could explain, the front door opened and Charlie barreled in. I felt Jasper kiss my forehead swiftly and the back door close softly behind him.
“Hey, Bells.” Charlie greeted, eyeing the food on the table. “Hey, dad. Listen, I got lots of homework to do so can you just put my food in the fridge and I’ll eat it later?” I asked hurriedly. I was anxious to get my answer from Jasper. “Okay…” I didn’t hear what he said after that because I was already upstairs. Jasper was leaning against the wall, one knee bent as he stared out the window. “It seems easier for you now.” I said. “What is?” he crooked a light brow. “Your thirst.” I shrugged, kicking off my shoes. “Yes…” he trailed off and I could see a thoughtful expression cross his face. “What did you mean by dogs?” I asked. He glanced at me then the corner of his lips upturned into a tiny smile. “You don’t know?” he questioned. I shook my head, confusion radiating off of me. “I’ll let Jacob tell you himself, then. I should go. It’s getting late and I want to have a quick hunt.” He got ready to leap out of my window. “No!” I cried. He frowned and turned to me. I blushed. “Don’t leave…at least, not yet. Please.” I sounded pathetic, but I needed
him right now and he did promise for as I long as I needed him, he would be there. He rolled his eyes, but another beautiful grin flashed along his full lips. “Fine, but go take a shower first. You reek.” He complained. “Oh, thank you, gentleman Jasper. You sure know how to talk to a lady.” I sneered sarcastically, but hurried to bathe. When I came back, Jasper was in my bag and finishing up my algebra. “NO! I wanted to do that myself!” I admonished. He didn’t look up from the papers as he spoke. “No, you didn’t. Tell me about school.” I sat down on the bed with him as he looked through my books, before pausing on Social Studies. He glanced through it, only scoffing at some pages, and then he slammed it down and huffed angrily. I tilted my head to the side. “Can vampires get PMS?” I questioned. “Ha-ha, very funny.” he muttered sarcastically. “What’s got your panties in a bunch, then?” “This book is all wrong.” He opened the textbook again and pointed to the Civil War chapter. I rolled my eyes and scoffed.
“Your wrong, Mister. I think the person who wrote this knows what he is talking about.” “He does not!” “Does, too!” “Does not!” “Does, too!” “Does, too!” he countered. “Does not!” I denied stupidly. “Ugh, you tricked me.” “Don’t deny it, Bella. I was around during the war. I think I would know.” He said confidently. “You’re old.” I stated. He shrugged. “That’s funny.” “Your face is funny.” “Rude!” I scoffed. For the rest of the evening we talked like this, joking around and sneaking glances at each other. I had never had this much fun with Edward, Jasper filled the hole, too. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
For the next few weeks, Jasper and Jacob kept me company and I became close with both of them. The next month, Charlie told me that Jacob was sick. I was going to go over to check on him, but he was in the hospital. I called every day, but no one answered. The hole was getting larger without Jake’s bright smiles, even with Jasper was there. He seemed to notice my depression and even offered for us to go out to Portland. I politely declined and stayed near the phone all day. Jasper was getting worried. The next Sunday, I got off work early and hurried over to Jake’s house. I parked the car; it was raining heavily, and stopped short when I saw a tall figure moving away from the house. I quickly got out of the car, ignoring the hard rain and called to my best friend. “Jake!” he didn’t turn, “Jacob!” I grabbed his buff arm. When he turned, I stared blankly at him. Jacob had changed radically in the last few days. The first thing I noticed was his hair, his beautiful hair was all gone, cropped quite short, and sticking to his face in an inky satin. The planes of his face seemed to harden, tightened, aged. His neck and shoulders were thicker. His expression made him unrecognizable. The open, free, bright smile that lit up my cloudy day was gone and replaced with darkness. The sun was gone. I backed away a little at his eyes, which used to hold warmth, now showed brooding. My sun had imploded. “Jake?” I whispered.
I realized we weren’t alone. There were others behind him. Four men. They looked like brothers. Cropped hair, russet skin, and muscles. “What do you want?” Jacob demanded, causing me to snap my eyes back to his angry ones. “I want to talk to you.” I pleaded in a weak voice. I was desperate to see his smile. He didn’t say anything, but nodded his head. The rain was starting to drench through my hair, causing water to fall in my face. He turned back to the four men and nodded. They shrugged back and turned into the trees. “I thought we were friends.” I whispered, hurt. “We were.” He hissed. I flinched at the past tense. “But, you don’t need friends anymore, you have Sam.” I said sourly. “Isn’t that nice? Since you looked up to him so much.” “I didn’t understand him before.” “And now you see the light. Hallelujah.” I spat sarcastically. I could taste salt mixed with the rain now, I knew it was tears. “Stop blaming Sam!” He suddenly snapped. “Then, who to blame?” I retorted. “If you want someone to blame then why don’t you blame those bloodsuckers you love so much?” he growled, “The Cullen’s.”
My mouth fell open in silent shock. Tears of anger leaked from my eyes and merged with the water. “I don’t know what you mean.” I whispered after a moment, trying to hide the secret the best I could. Was I that obvious? He raised a black brow in disbelief. “Oh, you don’t?” “Don’t tell me your into Billy’s superstitions now?” I questioned half-heartedly after regaining myself. “I gave him less credit than he deserved.” He spat. “Be serious, Jacob.” He glared at me, his eyes critical. “I have to go, there’s nothing more to say.” He growled, turning away. I grabbed his arm again. “What are you talking about? You haven’t said anything!” I shrieked. “Go home, Bella. We can’t hang out anymore.” He whispered, anger leaking into the warning. “I need you!” I cried before he could turn. His eyes turned sad, agonized. He glanced at the trees then back at me. His eyes guilty now. “I’m bad for you, Bella.”
“It’s not you, it’s me, right? That’s a new one.” I hissed. “It really is me! I’m not good.” “Your good, Jake. Did Sam tell you that!?” I screamed. “No! Just…leave, Bella. And don’t come back.” He growled, back to anger, and then turned, leaving me in the hard cold rain. The hole was bigger now. Gnawing at my heart and soul. I fought against it, trying to regain posture when I saw Jake disappear into the woods with the other boys. I got into my car and drove home numbly, letting the pain eat me away. When I got there, Charlie was sitting on the couch, watching TV. “Bella?” His face contorted to shock when he saw my familiar expression, “What….what…?” “I don’t want to talk about it.” I whispered, heading up the stairs and shrugging out of my shoes and jacket. Jasper was lying in my bed, flipping through my old scrap book. “You were really cute when you were young.” His voice was just what I needed. He glanced up at me, then did a double take when he saw my soaked body and expression. “Bella…?” he frowned. I shook my head and walked slowly over to him, lay on the bed, and curled into his side. His arm tentatively wrapped around me and I felt calm enter my being. “Thank you.” I whispered.
Jasper Bella fell asleep quickly into my chest, but her pain was undeniable. She was hurting for some reason and it didn’t take a genius to know that that dog did it. Anger boiled inside me, but when Bella tightened her slim arm around my waist, I stopped. Bella first, then, the mutt. When morning finally came, Bella’s eyes fluttered open. I could tell she was still in intense pain, but it lessened when I was here. She sat up then and pain lashed through her again. I huffed and she turned her attention on me. “Hey.” She greeted hoarsely. “Hey.” I whispered back. She sighed and propped on one elbow to stare at me. “You stayed.” She said quietly. “What happened?” I questioned bluntly. She adverted her eyes. I gripped her chin and made her look at me. “What happened?” I repeated. “Jake can’t be my friend anymore. He won’t tell me, Jazz. He hurt me.” she told me. I wrapped my arms around her as she started to cry again. I could feel my eyes become darker from this information. “Bella, I should hunt.” I growled between clenched teeth. She gazed up at me, then, nodded, pushing me away.
“Go, I have to clean the house anyway.” She sniffled. It hurt me to leave her, but I did. Bella The phone ran many times that day, but I ignored it. I cleaned while Charlie went out to fish with Harry. It was nice to see myself actually doing something. I had been so selfish. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I finished scrubbing the kitchen and dining room. After vacuuming the living room, I washed the clothes. My stomach growled loudly after an hour so started to make dinner for Charlie and me. I was just chopping the lettuce for salad to go with the burgers I had made when I sliced through the skin of my index finger. “Ow!” I hissed. I brought my finger to my eyes so I could see the blood ooze from the fresh cut. I became woozy, the sides of my vision swirling. I jumped a foot in the air when I heard the doorbell. “Bella?” Jasper’s voice called. My heartbeat accelerated. “Don’t come in!” I cried. I heard the front door open anyway and Jasper was on front of me with black eyes. I gasped loudly. I was scared, not for me, but for Jasper. If he killed me, he would be devastated. He moved closer so our chests were grazing. I quickly popped the finger into my mouth and sucked the blood away. I didn’t like the salty, zingy taste that went down my throat.
“Bella,” Jasper’s voice was huskier than usual, “Let me see your finger.” I shook my head vigorously. “I’ll go to the hospital. It might need stitches.” I whispered around it, but I didn’t move an inch as Jasper inched his face closer to mine, locking eyes. He gripped my hand gently and brought my finger out of my mouth. The blood flooded from the wound and down to my wrist. I winced. Jasper trailed his cool tongue up my wrist and to my finger, gathering all the blood. I gasped at the sensation as he pulled my one finger into his cool mouth. He sucked on it for awhile before running his tongue over it and letting my hand free. I brought my finger to my eyes to inspect it, only to find the cut was sealed shut, no blood at all. I fell back against the counter, out of breath. Jasper shut his eyes then slowly opened them to show an orange-ish color. Like a sunset, from drinking my blood. “How…did you…?” I trailed off, staring at him. “Venom seals wounds. I made sure I didn’t put any in it.” He said gently, locking eyes with me again. At that moment, I wanted to attack him, shoving my lips against his, and wrapping my legs around his waist. He growled, low and seductive, obviously feeling my emotions, but paused when we both heard a car pull up in the driveway. It wasn’t Charlie’s.
The front door busted open, revealing Jake, taller and stronger, glaring at Jasper. “You damn, bloodsucker! What the hell are you doing here?” Jake growled as he got into Jasper’s face. I was frozen, shocked at what Jacob had called him. Jasper growled back at him. “I should be asking you the same thing, mutt.” His response was harsh. “Who the hell do you think you are, Cullen?” Jacob snarled. “I’m not a fucking Cullen, pup. I would advise you stepped back!” “Why you arrogant—” “Hey!” I yelled at them. “What the hell is going on?” “Oh, Jacob didn’t tell you? He’s a fucking dog!” Jasper spat, turning to me. I frowned in confusion. Then, it clicked. Did you know our tribe is supposedly descended from wolves? Wolves? Real wolves? Yep. That’s the legend of our tribe. Our conversation from the beach last year recalled into my mind. I glanced at Jake in horror. Why the hell didn’t he tell me?
“Jake, is this true? Is that what you were scared to tell me?!” I yelled. I didn’t hear his answer since a sharp whistle went through all our ears. We snapped our heads to my backyard and saw four, tall, russet men. I growled under my breath, anger fueling me. Why did they do this to Jake? Why would they try to take him away from me?! I stomped forward, pushing past Jake and Jazz. I made it outside, seeing red and the boys. I shoved against Sam’s chest and he stumbled back a few steps. “Hey!” one of the boys, Paul, I’m guessing, growled. “Easy!” Sam cautioned him. “What did you do!?” I yelled. “He didn’t want this!” “What did we do? What did he do? What did he tell you?” Paul hissed in my face. “Both of you calm down!” Sam advised strongly. “He doesn’t say anything because he’s scared! He turned me away, you sick bastards!” Paul had the nerve to laugh. Lividness passed through me and I smacked him across the face. My hand stung, his face was hard as a rock. When I glanced up I saw that Paul was now growling. I backed away, my actions registering in my head. He was convulsing with growls and roars, baring his white teeth. The other boy was
backing away, except Sam who was trying to calm the shaking teen. Suddenly, Paul fell on his hands and knees, still shaking, and roared long and hard. His skin moved then combusted into silver fur. I gazed in shock. The lion-like werewolf roared at me and stepped forward. I turned around and ran. I could see Jasper and Jacob. Jasper’s eyes were dark and angry. Jacob was running towards me, shaking as well. “Jake! RUN!” I screamed as the werewolf, which used to be Paul, pounced over me, causing me to stumble and fall to the ground under him. He roared again, in my face, and I could see his gleaming teeth, which were as sharp as razors. Suddenly, the monster was gone and Jasper’s strong arms surrounded me. I buried my face in his chest and breathed in his great scent. Another giant, russet werewolf jumped over us and tackled the other. I screamed when I realized it was Jacob. They bit and scratched at each other, roaring indistinct growls. They rolled, tackling and snapping, before falling off the small ditch that led to the woods in my backyard. I watched with wide eyes as their noises faded. “Wow! I guess the wolf’s outta the bag!” Embry crowed, grinning. Sam rolled his dark eyes and stepped towards us. I whimpered and grasped onto Jasper who growled at the tall man. “Are you alright, Bella?” Sam’s deep voice called.
I didn’t answer, just nodded and breathed in deeply. “He didn’t hurt you, did he?” Embry called to us. “She said she’s fine!” Jasper hissed harshly. “We didn’t ask you bloodsucker.” Sam spat. “STOP! Just STOP arguing!” I shrieked. I was still in awe and fear from what I had just witnessed, I wasn’t ready for reality. Was it possible that everything in fairytales were real? Everything? I shivered at the possibilities and Jasper loosened his hold in response, thinking it was him. I tightened my fingers into his clothes. “Are they okay?” I whispered to Sam, my voice shaking. “I’m sure they’re fine. Jacob might’ve bruised him, though,” Sam sighed, then, turned to the other werewolf, Embry. “Go check on them.” He ordered. The other boy nodded and lopped off, following the destroyed trees. I was still shaking a little. Jasper leaned down into my ear, “Are you okay, Sweetheart?” he asked quietly, his voice huskier than usual. I nodded as another round of shudders went through me, but it wasn’t from fear. “I should talk to Jake.” I whispered back to him, locking eyes with his. They were now dark brown, so dark I could barely see the pupil.
Then, I felt the emotions he was radiating. Jealously and anger. “Jazz, I’m only going to be away for a couple hours. You can stay at my house?” I offered hopefully. “Be careful.” Embry had returned as Sam went into the woods next. Embry led me to my red truck and started driving down the road. “Don’t worry, Bella. I’m sure they’re fine. Don’t think about it too much.” He smiled warmly at me. I gave a timid smile back, “Hey, don’t act like that! I’m no different from when I was normal.” He objected playfully. I nodded, but kept my dark eyes straight ahead as we parked in La Push beach. I saw Jake smiling widely at Paul, smacking his bare buff arm. Embry got out of the car as it turned off and slammed the door behind him. He turned back to me. “C’mon, Bella. We won’t bite.” He grinned wickedly. Another guy came out, the same height and look. He eyed me for awhile before smirking softly. “Speak for yourself.” I blushed as Embry playfully pushed him and laughed. They went into the house together. I froze as Paul passed by me and smiled softly at me in apology. “Sorry,” was all he said.
Jake came up next to me and took my hand hesitantly, but cheered up when I squeezed his fingers. We walked down the beach together as the sun started setting. We didn’t talk and I was tired of it, so I plopped my butt down and jerked Jake’s giant arm. He sighed heavily, but joined me in the warm sand. “Why didn’t you tell me?” I questioned, turning to him. His eyes narrowed at me, but he scoffed. “Why do you think, Bella? I’m damn werewolf.” He spat, venom leaking into his voice. I shot up, tired of his stupidness. “I don’t care, ass! Jasper’s a vampire! But he’s still my Jazz.” “And I’m a monster.” He retorted. I fell back down on my knees and placed a hand softly on his buff arm. “But you’re still my Jake.” I whispered. He turned to smirk at me softly. I grinned back. He wrapped a big arm around me as I squealed and put both hands on the buff limb around my neck. We gazed at the sunset together. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* When I got home, I was happier than I had been in awhile. I hurried to shower, since Charlie had already ordered pizza, and went to my room.
Jasper was on the bed, finishing my homework. I groaned as I piled my hair on my head and it fell down in messy curls around my head, reaching my ears. “You know, if you keep doing that, then, I’ll never know what I’m doing in class.” I huffed. He didn’t reply, but flickered his eyes up to mine. My heartbeat accelerated. “Will you go somewhere with me? For your Spring Break?” he questioned. I frowned, it was next week, but I hadn’t really been paying attention to it. “Sure, what do you have in mind?” I asked. He glanced up at me with smoldering golden eyes. “Well, I have a brother and sister-in-law up in New York right now. And they really want to meet you.” He explained. “They’re vampires?” I checked, raising a brow as he stared at me. “Of course, but…” “They eat humans,” I stated bluntly. He cracked a smile, but nodded, “You never cease to amaze me, Bella Swan.” “Good. I would love to meet them, but...” I trailed off. “Charlie.” He finished. “And Jake.” I sighed.
“No problem. I’ll talk to Jacob and you tag Charlie.” He shrugged. Easier said than done. Jasper As I stepped towards the border, I could smell the rotten stench of dog. My nose wrinkled in its own record. “You don’t smell too good, either, bloodsucker.” I heard Jacob sneer from the trees. I growled lowly as he stepped from the woods. He only had on cut off jeans, his russet chest puffing out proudly. He wasn’t very happy to see me. I didn’t have to be an empath to see that. He stopped a few feet away from me, over the border. “What do you want?” he questioned. “Have you been picking up a nomad’s scent lately?” I asked. I knew it was Victoria and Laurent, but I hadn’t seen them yet and I wasn’t sure. I was tired of keeping Bella in the house or with her coming back smelling like a dog. Jacob’s dark eyes widened. “You’ve noticed?” I snorted. “Yes, I have. We’re going on a trip and I wanted to make sure you had this under control.” “Of course. The pack can take care of this.” He assured, then, paused. “You said ‘we’.” “Uh, yeah. Bella and I are going on a trip for her Spring Break.” I shrugged even though I could feel his heavy anger.
“She agreed to this?” he growled. I nodded mutely. “I wouldn’t take her without her agreement…or Charlie’s.” his anger slowly subsided as he accepted this. “So, you’re going next week. Three days?” he asked. “Yep. We’ll only be gone for a short while.” I reassured him. He nodded. I took in our conversation, in a different universe; I could actually see myself being friends with Jacob. Bella “Uh, dad?” I called as he finished his plate of spaghetti. He turned to raise his brows at me. I sighed heavily as I scrubbed the plate I was washing. “Can I talk to you about something?” His eyebrows clouded over, “Um, sure. What’cha want to talk about, kiddo?” “Um, nothing really. Just…I was wondering…” I trailed off again. “Spit it out, Bells.” He ordered, eyeing me with confusion and worry. “Can I go out of town for Spring Break?” I questioned. He didn’t answer for awhile so I turned to see what was wrong. “What for?” he asked. “You know…just to have fun.” I shrugged. “With who?”
I cursed under my breath and turned back to the dishes, refusing to look him in the eye. “With Jasper Hale.” I replied. I heard him suck in a quick breath. I turned back around to see Charlie was slowly turning purple. I gasped loudly and started towards him, but paused when my phone vibrated. I took it out cautiously, watching my dad, then, glanced down at my new text. He’s fine. Give him a minute - Jazz I growled lowly and stared at my father as he took a deep breath. I sighed in relief. “The Cullen boy?” he finally gasped. I nodded, quiet, “So he was in your room!” he shot up, jabbing a finger at me. My natural teenage instincts flared my anger. “Yes! He was!” I yelled back. “Your not going anywhere with him!” he shouted. “I’m eighteen, dad! I can do whatever I want!” “No, you can’t! You’re grounded!” “For what!?” “Because I said so!” “Fine.” I said calmly, crossing my arms. His expression clouded over in confusion again. “Fine?” he repeated.
“Yeah, fine. I’ll pack my stuff tonight.” He turned bright red at my words and I immediately felt bad for pulling the move-out card on him. I hated to hurt him. He didn’t say anything. “Can I go, dad? Please! I really like Jasper.” I pleaded. We stared at each other, daring the other to object to the rules. This was going to be a long night. Jasper Bella reached over to change the radio station, but I quickly grabbed her wrist, feeling the heat seep through my deadened veins. She jumped reflexively, but relaxed when she registered my gentle touch. “What?” she smiled at me. “Stop changing the stations. You keep doing it every five seconds.” I explained. “It’s been eight minutes and I don’t like this song.” She rolled her chocolate eyes. I huffed, but released her so she could change it for the fifteenth time. We were heading to New York to see Peter and Charlotte. Peter was excited to meet Bella, jumping around like a fool, while Charlotte went to collect food. We were about a few hours away, since we left the night before. It was dark again and I could feel Bella’s drowsiness.
“You should sleep.” I advised, turning my eyes on her. I could sense her slight panic, “And you should keep your eyes on the road!” “I don’t need to. I’m a vampire,” I chuckled. She ignored me and started singing a song I didn’t know. “You're like an Indian summer in the middle of winter. Like a hard candy with a surprise center. How do I get better once I've had the best? He said there's tons of fish in the water, so the waters I will test…” she trailed off; her musical voice weaving through the car, there was an edge of sadness in it. I turned to frown at her. She blushed when she noticed my stare. “Sorry,” She apologized. “Don’t. That was good. I didn’t know you could sing.” I retorted. “Yeah, I was in chorus in Phoenix, I just never had the guts to sing in front of a crowd,” She shrugged, grinning sheepishly. “You wrote that?” “Um, yeah. I’ve had a lot of free time so I use it. I finished one, but it’s a surprise.” She said. “A surprise? I thought you hated surprises?” I chuckled, raising a brow at her. “I do. Doesn’t mean I don’t like giving them.” She corrected. I smiled as we entered New York. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
I helped Bella out the big yellow jeep and she landed on the ground softly. I went to the trunk so I could get the rest of the bags, but Bella wanted to help. I handed her a light red suitcase, well, it was light to me, and she struggled to hold it. Suddenly, I saw a big grin and brown hair. Peter grabbed the bag from Bella as she gasped in surprise from the third party. I smirked as he bent down to her level, locking red eyes with her’s. “Let me help ya there, Little Bird.” He grinned. She smiled kindly. “I’m Bella. You must be Peter.” She introduced. He shot me another big grin before taking her hand. She didn’t jump at the coldness. “Nice to meet ya, Little Bird. Jazzy here has been callin’ me nonstop about ya.” He teased. I growled lowly at him, warning him to shut the hell up. He rolled his ruby eyes and wrapped his arm around Bella’s waist. She jumped a little, but melted into his embrace so he could lead her into the giant house. I could hear Bella’s voice as she greeted Charlotte. Peter came back out so he could help me with the bags. “It’s good to see ya, Jazzy. Where’ve ya been?” he crooned, closing the trunk door. I whirled around and slammed him against the jeep by the neck. “First of all, fucker, don’t touch Bella like that. Second, don’t mess with me. You’ve obviously forgotten what I’m capable of. Third, don’t call me Jazzy. You know I hate that shit.” I growled.
“Yes, Major.” He gasped out. I lowered his body, allowing him to breathe the breath he didn’t need. “Good. How’s Char?” I questioned. He grinned widely, obviously not fazed by the threatening. “Why don’t you ask her yourself?!” Charlotte screamed, running to greet me. Her blonde hair fell down her back and her red eyes showed excitement. “Char!” I rejoiced, grabbing her in a hug. She wrapped her hard arms around me. “I missed ya, Jasper!” she shrieked in my ear. “Yeah, yeah, shorty.” I teased, pushing her away and patting her head. She pouted with her full lips, but leaked with happiness. “Bella’s so pretty. Ya didn’t tell me she was such a looker.” She cooed, smirking. Peter gave a wolf whistle. I rolled my golden eyes, but I knew they were right. Bella was beautiful. But, not just beautiful. She was fucking sexy. She would suck her plump bottom lip into her mouth, causing her to look innocent, her big doe eyes staring up at me. She seemed oblivious to her luscious curves and covered them up most times. Not this week. Charlotte went to go keep Bella company as I went to the guest rooms with Peter. I put my clothes up quickly and went to go see what Peter was doing in Bella’s room.
I crept in and stood in shock when I saw him throwing her tampons and pads behind his back. “Junk, junk, junk,” He said after every throw, “Hey! This is hot.” He held up some white, lacy boy shorts from her red bag. “Peter!” I hissed, snatching the underwear from him. He grinned widely and picked up the matching bra. “Nice, huh?” he wiggled his dark brows. I growled at him. “JAZZ!” I heard Bella scream. I jumped and turned to see her and Char standing in the door. Bella had angry eyes while Char was amused. I glanced down at her underwear and searched for Peter, who had jumped out the window and came back around so he was behind Char, amusement rolling off of him, but his face held innocent confusion. I growled lowly at him as he stepped into the room. “What’s going on?” he asked, eyebrows clouded over. “Fucker.” Char and I said together. Bella was leaking with anger and embarrassment. “Jazz! Put it down!” she screamed at me. I quickly dropped the underwear back into her suitcase. Peter let out a long laugh and I tackled him to the ground. This was going to be a long week. Bella
“Charley!” I giggled as she paused in the middle of the story to smile at me. The guys had gone out to get me something to eat while Charley, her new nickname from me, sat down in my bed and she told me stories about her and Peter. She had put on a pink, satin nightgown while I settled for one of Jazz’s shirts and small PJ shorts. She brushed my hair up into a straight ponytail as I laughed. “I can’t believe he did that.” I chuckled again, placing my hands on my stomach as I put my head in her cold lap. “So, what’s goin’ on with ya and Jasper?” she asked as my giggles descended. I froze and stared up at her with knitted eyebrows. “Nothing,” I replied simply, though something was brewing under my bluntness. Charley was thoroughly unconvinced, “Okay, I might have just a tiny crush on Jazz.” Charley giggled as she patted my head. “I know. And I also know that he likes ya, too.” I whirled up and turned to her with wide eyes, pointing a finger at her, “You better not be lying, Charley…or I’ll…hit you.” I threatened pathetically. She rolled her red eyes, “Go ahead. You’ll just hurt yourself.” I huffed at her, but I felt butterflies stir in my stomach at this new information. If Jasper liked me and I liked him, then, why didn’t he make a move? Maybe he was waiting for me. My thoughts whirled to my humanness. I needed a makeover.
I turned back to Charley as she braided her long, blonde hair, “What is it, sugar?” she questioned. “Charley…can we go shopping tomorrow?” I questioned, “I want to try something new.” She grinned widely. “Sure, sugar. I could use a meni/pedi.” “So could I.” Peter suddenly appeared in front of me with his already famous grin. He plopped down beside me and handed me my Checkers burger. I took a bite out of the good burger as Charley wrinkled her nose in disgust. I rolled my eyes, then, froze when I felt a cool hand on my bottom. I whirled around and smacked Peter with a pillow. I heard Jazz growl from the door and suddenly the two vampires fled. The door slammed behind them. I smiled as I bit into my sandwich, but a blush was surfacing from Peter’s groping. “I need to talk to you.” Jasper said, sitting on my comfy bed with me. I frowned in confusion as I swallowed the food, sitting back in the pillows. “Sure, go ahead.” He didn’t reply. He lifted his long sleeved blue shirt and I stared down at it. He traced one finger over a faint, crescent scar. I gasped in realization and showed mine, too. “We have the same scar,” I stated. He smiled softly, but pain was showing in his eyes, “What’s wrong? So, what? You have a scar. That’s how you were changed, Jazz.”
He shook his head and averted his eyes to the wall. I frowned in confusion, then, glanced back down at his lifted sleeve. I timidly grabbed his arm and pulled up his sleeve to see multiple crescent scars going up his limb. I gasped again in horror. I raised my eyes back up to his as he flinched away from me, “Jazz, what happened? Who did this?” He was quiet for awhile, before he flickered his eyes back to mine, blacker than coal. “Many vampires, but they haven’t lived to tell it.” He assured darkly. That’s when he set off into the story of his beginning. He told me how he was changed by Maria, how he fought against countless vampires, how Charley and Peter ran away together then came back years later to take him with them, how he was in a diner one day and found Alice, his mate. He paused there, when he felt pain flow through me. Of course. How could I’ve been so stupid? Alice was his and he was hers. “That’s a nice story,” I whispered after taking a deep breath. I avoided his eyes. When I did raise them, he was staring at me with confused orbs, “I meant the ending. When you found…Alice.” “You should get some sleep. Do you want me to stay?” he questioned. He took my hand in his cool one and squeezed. I nodded my head and leaned into his chest. “Bella?” he called after a few moments of silence. “Yeah?” “Why do you have on my shirt?” he smirked down at me. I giggled.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Charley, I don’t know…” I trailed off as she pushed me into the chair and the salon woman came up behind me with scissors. I had never gotten my hair cut, but Charley said it would be better shorter. “Trust me, sugar. You’ll look great after this. Gail’s been cuttin’ my hair for months.” She waved a hand as she placed the bags full of clothes down. I never thought I would love shopping as much as I did now. Charley convinced me otherwise. After buying bunches of tight fitting shirts, dresses, shoes, capris, accessories, jeans, makeup, and shorts, we finally stopped at this salon for my major makeover. I panicked slightly when I felt and saw hair falling from my head, but Charley held my hand. When the worst part was over, Gail washed and blow-dried my tresses. Finally, she curled it and ran some kind of hair gel through it to keep the curls bouncy. Once that was done, Charley did my makeup. When we were finished, I changed into small black shorts and a purple camisole. I put on a gray jacket over it and zipped it up to cover my cleavage. “Are ya ready, sugar?” Charley questioned. I nodded eagerly. “Okay, open ya eyes.” I slowly fluttered my full eyelashes open and stared into familiar brown eyes. I blinked in amazement. My hair was the first thing I noticed. It was short, reaching my shoulders and thick. It was in loose ringlets and brushing against my cheeks, which were pink with natural blush. My eyes were covered in light black eyeliner
and purple eye shadow. My lips were glossy. My pale skin looked creamy and fresh. I looked better than I felt. “I look…” “Hot!” a random guy passed the store and knocked on the glass of the salon window. I wrinkled my nose in disgust as Charley flipped him off. Other boys laughed and followed the man. I rolled my eyes. “Now, what?” I questioned. Charley smiled widely, “Now we show ya out in the town.” “You don’t mean…” I widened my eyes. “That’s right, sugar. We’re gonna to party.” Jasper Peter and I lazed on the couch, waiting for the girls to come back. They had been gone for six hours and I was bored. I wanted to see Bella. My phone suddenly flashed Emmett, which was weird since he hadn’t called in forever, but I answered. “Yello?” I greeted, my accent slipping into my word. “Hey, man.” Emmett’s deep voice called. “What’s up?” “Dude, when are you coming home? The family is messed up. Esme’s upset, Rosie’s trying to help her, so no sexy times for the
Emster, Carlisle’s always busy at the hospital, Edward’s stays locked in his fucking room, and Alice’s a wreck.” “I don’t care about Edward. He can burn in hell all I care.” I growled, thinking of what he did to Bella. “What about Alice?” he questioned. Peter snatched the phone away from me. “Yeah, so, how is that Baby Bitch?” he asked. Him and Alice had never gotten along. “Hey, Petey.” “Ya didn’t answer my question.” “She’s upset. She says she misses Jasper, but doesn’t do anything about it.” Em huffed. I grabbed the phone back, “What do you expect me to do, Em?” “I don’t know, man. Come home,” He advised. The front door opened and Char walked into the room with dozens of bags. Peter sat up. “Jeez, woman! Ya tryin’ to bankrupt me?!” She rolled her eyes, “We have plenty of money, babe.” “I know. I just wanted to use that line.” “Where’s Bella?” I asked. “Bella?” Emmett’s voice was confused. Oh, yeah. He didn’t know I was hanging out with Bella, or possibly in love with the girl.
“I don’t know. Why don’t ya ask her ya self?” Char gestured her hand to the door as Bella walked in. Peter and I mouths fell open. Bella placed down the bags, then, raised her brown orbs to mine. We locked. Her small shorts showed off her creamy legs. Her jacket didn’t show much, but a pinch of breasts that were pushed up against the material. Her hair stopped at her shoulders in loose curls. Her makeup made her look even sexier. She sucked her bottom lip in her mouth as blush arose in her cheeks and heartbeat picked up, “Do I look okay?” “Shit. Char we need to file a divorce.” Peter cracked, grinning like a fool. Charlotte rolled her red eyes. “Jasper? Jasper? Bro!” Emmett was calling in my ear. “Yeah, Em…Saturday. Maybe…sounds like a…plan.” I mumbled incoherently, still staring at the goddess. “What—” he didn’t finish since I hung up on him. I tossed my phone at Peter so I could pick the bags up. “Thanks.” Bella tucked a hair behind her ear. “No, problem, Darlin’.” Bella The thumping music was starting to hurt my head and I had only been in the club for two minutes. Charley grabbed my hand and led me to the middle of the dance floor as the guys followed behind. “I don’t dance, Charley.” I frowned as she started to twirl around gracefully. She grinned widely as Peter snatched her away.
I gasped as I felt familiar cool arms wrap around my waist and hips press against my bottom. I was about to turn around, but Jazz’s arms held me in place. “I do.” He whispered, husky in my ear. I shivered. He retracted his hands and gently pressed them on my hips. I started to grind myself lightly into him, dancing to the music. I wrapped my arm tentatively around his neck and he pressed his form into me. I whimpered by mistake when I felt his cool breath on my ear. He gripped my hips more forcibly and I could feel his becoming erection in my ass. I groaned and moved my hips with his. Suddenly, there was a drink in front of me and a grin on Peter’s face as he broke us up. Jasper glared at him as he fixated his pants. “Down this.” Charley ordered. I quickly obliged, but choked on it. “What the fuck is this?” I gasped. She grinned wickedly. “Whisky. Now, this.” She handed me another glass, and for some reason, I drank it. It wasn’t that bad. Soon, we were all sitting down in a booth and I was drunk. I had learned I was a light weight and giggly when I was intoxicated. The only thing I remembered after that was getting picked up by an Adonis. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Charley changed me in a white camisole and small sweat shorts. I left my makeup on, but my hair was frizzy. I was lying on the floor when I heard movement on the couch in my room. I turned over to see Jasper. I grinned wickedly, his previous actions flowing back into my mind. I wanted him. I crawled over to him. With every move I made, Jasper’s eyes got darker. When I finally ended up between his legs, I crawled up them and straddled his waist. His eyes locked with mine until I leaned forward and whispered into his ear. “I want you so bad, Jasper.” I started to grind my heat into his becoming erection. He growled seductively. I leaned forward more and licked around his cool ear, he tasted as good as he smelled. I swiveled my hips on top of his, eager for more. The sensation of his touch was making me hot. I was kind of shocked that I could act like this when I was drunk, all confidence. I pressed kisses to his face, his forehead, his cheeks, his chin, and eyelids, before I stopped one the corner of his mouth. He opened his black eyes and I stared deeply into them. I leaned forward, brushing my lips against his, our eyes still locked. Suddenly, his eyes flashed with realization and I was pushed onto my ass. “What the fuck?” I cried, standing up. Jasper was up from the sofa and staring at me with wide gold eyes. “You should get some sleep.” His voice was huskier than usual. My head was floating with liquor and confusion.
“No, what the hell was that!? We were doing great.” I stepped forward, but stumbled and fell into his chest. “Bella, you drunk. I don’t want to do this with you if your intoxicated.” He spoke gently, like I was a child. “You need sleep.” “No! I need you.” I wrapped my arms around him, intending to bring him closer, but he pushed my body away roughly. His eyes were closed again as he took a deep breath. Pain flowed through me, along with rejection. “You don’t want me?” I repeated the words I had used with Edward so long ago. “Bella—” “NO! It’s always something with you damn vampires! Just get the FUCK OUT OF MY ROOM!” I jabbed a finger to the door. “Bella—” he tried again. “Get out!” I screamed. He left and I think I fell asleep. Jasper ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Char and Peter were the only people able to keep me downstairs, away from Bella. She wanted me out, so I left, but it was like my body clung to her warmth, I needed her. It has been a day! How long does she need?
It was silent in the living room. Char was in the kitchen as Peter read a book with great interest. He suddenly shot up straight in the couch. “Ah, no, ya don’t.” As I was about to sprint upstairs, Peter grabbed my shoulders and shoved me back down so I could fall into Char’s arms. I growled. “Easy there, Major.” Charlotte warned. Peter was cryptic. He could tell when something was going to happen. He always knew the bad and good, and wasn’t an idiot of enough to do anything about it. It crept me the hell out. “I need to see her.” I hissed, pushing them both away. “Can’t ya hear, stupid? She’s in the shower. Give her,” he trailed off, squinting and trying to feel what she was going to do, “ten minutes. She’s packing for some reason. Probably pissed at you. Plus, the door is locked.” My anxiety grew when I advised the only entrance to the girl I loved was locked. I would break the shit down. I stared at the clock as Peter and Char went to their previous actions. When the clock finally hit the tenth minute, I bolted up, eager to bust open that locked door. Peter was frozen for a millisecond before he took off after me and tried to grab my arm in an attempt to bring me back. “Major! No!” he shouted, but I had already shoved my hand through the lock and the door opened easily. Bella was in the bathroom, probably doing her hair. I didn’t want to startle her so I
pushed her dresser in front of the door quietly as Peter tried to force his way in and lay down in her bed. I let one leg fall straight and the other bent as I put my hands behind my head. When I heard Bella’s light footsteps, I turned my head casually and met her eyes. Her hair was the same from yesterday, except without the frizz. She had on light makeup and skinny jeans with the shirt she stole from me a few days ago. “You know, I swear I locked that door,” She stated, crossing her arms. “I got impatient,” I shrugged. “You’re lucky; he would’ve beaten the door down if it wasn’t for me.” Peter’s voice rang through the hallway. “Stay out of it.” I growled, too low and fast for Bella to hear. “What do you want?” she questioned. I sighed and stood, reaching for her hot skin. She flinched away from me, but I gripped her arm. “I need to talk to you.” “Then, talk.” She spat. I glanced at her luggage that was almost repacked. “Where are you going?” I asked. Anger was fueling her. Pain was keeping it down a notch. “Home. You can stay here. With Charlotte and Peter and be kept the hell away from me.”
I flinched at her hostility. She didn’t want me anywhere near her and it hurt. She walked around me, snatched her arm away, and zipped up her bag. “Bella, just tell me what I did wrong.” I begged, grabbing her hand. She didn’t reply for awhile and I thought she was just ignoring me, but, then, I smelled her salty tears. She whirled around to face me, her face red with anguish. “You rejected me! You didn’t want me! You pushed me on the FLOOR! I told you how much I wanted you and you didn’t want me back!” I was shocked. Tears were rolling from her eyes and her face was in agony. She clutched a hand to her chest as pain lashed through her. I stepped closer, “You think I don’t want you? Love you?” She shook her head, “No, you don’t. I’m not perfect, Jasper. I’m not like Alice.” She cried. I was stunned again. I didn’t know she felt insecure. I rested my hands on her red cheeks and wiped the tears away with my thumbs. She tried to shake away from me, but I held her tightly. “I love you, Bella. I love you so much that it hurts.” I whispered to her. Her swollen eyes widened as she comprehended my words. “Really?” I smiled softly, “Really.” I confirmed. We stared into each other’s eyes for awhile before mine flickered down to full, soft lips. She did the same and leaned forward a bit,
tilting her head to the side. I leaned forward, too, and felt her smooth lips brush against mine. I couldn’t take it anymore; I captured her lips in a passionate kiss. Her movements were instant. She threaded her small hands up into my hair as I purred into her mouth. My hands went to her hips, then, her small, tight ass. She moaned as I snaked my tongue into her mouth, licking across her bottom lip. She opened her mouth in compliance and wrapped her legs around mine. I lifted her up by her bottom. Our lips moved in sync, lust, desire, longing, and love filled the room. Things were getting out of control and fast. I left one hand on her ass and the other traveled up her shirt and over her ribs. She moaned and threw her head back. I took this time to lick down her neck. I placed open-mouthed kisses down her jugular as my hand brushed against the bottom of her bra. I felt her heat press against my manhood as she tried to slam herself down onto me. I pulled her down and purred when I heard her loud groan in my ear. “Slow down there, Major.” Peter’s cryptic voice whispered through the door. I slowed down in my movements, heeding his words, and I felt Bella’s confusion. “Jazz, don’t stop.” She moaned, whining for me to continue with her breasts. “Bella, we have to stop. We’re going too fast.” I whispered. She paused as I let her down. She sighed heavily and kept her arms wrapped around my neck.
“I want you so bad, Jazz.” She whispered in my ear. My lips were still tingling from the exotic fruity taste of her mouth and tongue. My body felt on fire from just standing near her. “I love you.” I wrapped my arms around her waist. “Ditto.” I whispered in her ear and leaned down for a soft kiss. Bella “I didn’t know you could play the piano, Peter.” I frowned as he pulled me into wide room. The floor was white, matching the piano and the walls were brown. He sat down on the bench as I hopped up on it. “I did it when I was I boy. Ya ready?” I nodded. I pulled out the song and place it in front of him as he started slowly. I drew in a deep breath and started. Jasper Char and I walked into the study. Peter was sitting at the piano as Bella took a deep breath and he started the song. “Head under water And you tell me to breathe easy for a while The breathing gets harder, even I know that…” Her voice flowed through my ears, strong and feminine. I could detect some pain and loneliness coming from her. “You made room for me, but it's too soon to see If I'm happy in your hands I'm unusually hard to hold on to.”
“Blank stares at blank pages No easy way to say this You mean well, but you make this hard on me.” “I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you asked for it 'Cause you need one, you see I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you tell me its make or breaking this If you're on your way I'm not gonna write you to stay If all you have is leaving Imma need a better reason to write you a love song today Today…” She was getting angrier by the second. I was sure this was my surprise, but was definitely about Edward. “She’s really good.” Char whispered in my ear. “I learned the hard way That they all say things you want to hear My heavy heart sinks deep down under you And you and your twisted words, your help just hurts You are not what I thought you were Hello to high and dry.” Peter picked up tempo as she stood up and walked slowly over to sit beside him and started to play the notes fluently with him. I stared in shock. “Convinced me to please you Made me think that I need this too I'm trying to let you hear me as I am.”
“I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you asked for it 'Cause you need one, you see I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you tell me its make or breaking this If you're on your way, I'm not gonna write you to stay If all you have is leaving Imma need a better reason to write you a love song today.” She slowed down and hollowness went through her voice as her pain intensified. “Promise me you'll leave the light on To help me see with daylight, my guide, gone 'Cause I believe there's a way you can love me because I say.” Peter riled her back up and picked up tempo again and started to play harder. She sang quicker, louder and stronger. “I won't write you a love song 'Cause you asked for it 'Cause you need one, you see I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you tell me its make or breaking this Is that why you wanted a love song 'Cause you asked for it? 'Cause you need one, you see I'm not gonna write you a love song 'Cause you tell me its make or breaking this If you're on your way I'm not gonna write you to stay If your heart is nowhere in it I don't want it for a minute.”
Babe, I'll walk the seven seas when I believe that there's a reason to…” “Write you a love song today Today…” Her clear voice waved through the house as the song ended. “I didn’t know you knew how to play piano.” I spoke finally. She turned to stare at me and a bright smile grew on her face. “I know. Renee taught me a lot.” She walked over to greet me and pressed a kiss to my lips. Peter and Charlotte watched us fondly. “What?” Bella asked innocently. Peter’s grin widened further. “It’s finally nice to see after hours of watching you both touch each other and argue you’re both finally where you belong. I must say, it’s about time, Major. If I wasn’t with Charlotte, with how long it took the both of you, I would have… what’s that term they use now?” he grinned knowingly. “Oh yeah. Tapped that while you were waiting to make your move.” I laughed as Charlotte threw a book at her mate and Bella replied, “What makes you think I have wanted to… tap that?” Motioning to Peter’s body. Peter winked at her. “Oh, trust me; everyone wants this body, Little Bird.” I rolled my eyes. “Charlotte, keep your man in line.”
Charlotte looked at me. “Jasper, you know damn well that this is Peter ‘in line’.” “Whatever, how about we celebrate?” Peter hooted. Bella Tears fell from my eyes as Charley gave me a tight hug. She was sobbing uncontrollably. Peter finally tore her from me and gave me a tight hug as well. “I’ll miss you guys.” I whispered in the crook of his neck. Over the short week, I had grown to love them as family. Peter was a flirt, but a great friend and Charley was my sister I had always wanted. “Bella, you ready?” Jazz’s voice called. I nodded, breaking away from Peter. He smiled softly and sadly at me. Jasper and I packed into the car. I rolled my window down as Jasper started the car. “Ya come back to me, ya hear?” Peter called, grinning widely. “Yes, sir.” I smiled back as we sped down the road. Jasper Bella walked into the house, laughing. Jake bid her a farewell as she sauntered into the kitchen to greet me. Her hair was straight today, thick and falling to her shoulders, her bang swinging into her left eye. “Hey, Jazz.” She pressed a kiss to my lips, smirking against them when I leaned forward for more. She wrapped her arms around my neck as I lifted her up on the counter with me, into my lap.
“Hey, hey! Break that up.” Charlie stepped into the kitchen, pointing at us. Bella grinned sheepishly as blush rose in her cheeks. Charlie had accepted our relationship when I met him and advised me to be careful with his daughter. After we left NY, Bella and I had remained together. It had been two months after our first kiss and Bella was looking forward and forward to spending forever with me, there was just one problem. Alice. It wasn’t that Bella and I didn’t feel guilty for the betrayal we put upon Alice, but I felt love for her, much stronger than Alice’s and mine. Bella was mine and I was her’s. Charlie went to go order pizza while Bella sat down next to me and intertwined our hands together. “Hey.” I pressed my lips to her mouth and leaned my forehead against her’s. “Hey.” “Did you talk to her today?” she asked hopefully, but sadness and disappointment for herself was flowing into her emotions. I squeezed her fingers. “Stop that. We’re in this together.” I whispered to her. She nodded. “No, I didn’t call her.” “It would be better if you agreed to go to Alaska and see her, Jazz.” She almost begged.
For a month, she pleaded with me to go see the family and break it off with Alice. She didn’t like it being over the phone. She questioned for why I didn’t do it, saying that I wasn’t loyal enough. She thought if I went to Alaska, I would immediately fall back in love with Alice, but she was wrong, I just didn’t want to hurt anyone or leave Bella alone with Victoria lurking every corner. “I’m not leaving, Bella.” I growled. “Then, how do I know your love is real?” she spat. I flinched away, she didn’t trust easily and it upsetted me that Edward had did this to her. “Bella, you’ve seen in my eyes, my voice, and my touch. I love you and only you. But, traveling to Alaska isn’t going to fix anything.” I hissed back, Charlie was still able to hear us. “You know what? I don’t want to talk about this today. I have tons of homework and I need to get started.” I could tell it was a lie, but I could also tell she was upset by this. I huffed and nodded as I jumped down. I leaned forward for a kiss, but she turned her head so I could land on her cheek. I sighed heavily and grabbed her face. “I love you.” “I love you, too.” She smiled sadly. Bella I huffed heavily as I tripped through the forest. I pushed back my hair and shoved my way through the trees. I was heading to the meadow. Edward’s place. I was saying good-bye for the last time.
I had come here only twice since Edward left. Once, to show Jazz, and the second time to just see it. I imagined Edward there, lying down with me in the soft grass, sparkling softly in the sun. It was unfair that I still harbored feelings for Edward, my first love, but I couldn’t help it, I would always love him in a way. Jasper understood. I breathed a sigh of relief as I emerged from the bushes and paused in the meadow. I knew I should’ve been there, since Jasper had told me not come here without Jake or him. I gazed around the brightly lit meadow, happy to hear the bird chirping and the stream slightly leaking with fresh water. I paused when I saw a stone figure in the corner. I huffed in annoyance, thinking it was Jasper about to give me a lecture. I started towards him, then, froze when I heard my name falling from his lips, “Bella,” A disarray of emotion coursed through my being. The first was surprise; I was far from any trail here and I didn’t expect company. Then, as my eyes focused on the motionless figure, seeing the utter stillness, the pallid skin, a rush of piercing hope, which was silly since I was with Jasper, but imagined Edward’s face. I suppressed it viciously, fighting against the sharp lash of agony as my eyes continued to the face beneath the black hair, the face wasn’t the one I wanted or needed. Next, was fear, I was close enough to see that he was no stray hiker. “Laurent,” I gasped in shock. What was he doing here?
“Bella?” he asked again, more astonished than I felt. “You remember,” I smiled softly, trying to keep my composure. This was bad, really bad. He grinned. “I didn’t expect to see you here,” He strolled towards me, bemused. “Isn’t that the other way around? I do live here. Shouldn’t you be in Alaska?” Laurent stopped, cocking his head to the side in amusement. “You’re right,” he agreed, “I did go to Alaska. Still…I wanted to visit the Cullen’s. But, they weren’t there, which is confusing. I was wondering why they left you behind. Weren’t you some kind of pet of theirs?” I fought back a harsh comment and the anger that was swelling inside. “Something…like that.” I growled. He grinned again. That was when I noticed his eyes, blood red. I shivered, taking a step away. His red eyes flashed down at my movement and he smiled softly. “Do they visit often?” he questioned, following me. “Well, yes. Jasper is with me.” I said softly, gasping for the breath that I was running out of. After seeing his eyes, I knew I was in trouble. “Jasper…the blonde man?” he questioned. I nodded. He took another step, almost five steps away from me.
“Did Victoria ever find you?” I almost shouted, breathless. I was desperate to distract him until someone found me. “Yes,” he hesitated on another step he was going to take. “I actually came here as a favor to her.” I gulped. “Favor?” He took another step, almost five steps away from me. “Yes, she is very….put out with you.” He said. “She is?” I squeaked. “She won’t be very happy with me either.” He shook his head like he was disgusted. I stumbled another step and he shot his eyes up to me. “About, what?” I asked, inviting him to continue. I need to keep him busy. “About me killing you.” He purred softly. I didn’t say anything. “She thought that killing you herself would be better. Edward killed James, you know, a mate for a mate. But, I can’t help myself. You smell so…mouthwatering.” He hissed, staring at my neck, “But, her plan isn’t going to work since you obviously mean nothing to him.” Pure agony went through me as tears filled my eyes, “Fuck you.” He chuckled. “I mean, how much could you mean to him? If he left you here? Unprotected?” He taunted. One tear spilled. Another blow, another tear through my chest. I stumbled another step back.
“She’ll be angry that I did this.” He stepped forward. “Then, why not wait for her?” I choked out. A mischievous grin stretched his beautiful face. “Well, you’ve caught me at a bad time. I was hunting. And I’m quite thirsty.” He growled. I shivered at the thought. “Please!” I cried, thinking of Jasper. “This is nothing personal, Bella. Just thirst.” He reassured me. “No! I mean, you practically helped us—” he cut me off, his pale hands in my face, his red eyes wide, like he was trying to calm me. “I promise to make this quick.” He leaned into my ear, flicking his tongue against my ear. I shivered with disgust. “You won’t feel anything.” Sadness and anger fueled me. His cool hands pressed against my hips as I settled my hands on his chest. I felt his cool breath on my neck and I closed my eyes, thinking of Jasper, my anger, and sadness. I pressed, my mind trying to push something out. Everything happened in slow motion, then. I didn’t feel anything, but a tingling coming from my mind. I was confused and pushed it out. Suddenly, I felt Laurent’s cold hands leave my waist and he landed far across the meadow. My eyes were wide with shock and awe as I looked around. Some kind of white, glowing barrier was around me. A shield.
Laurent growled, livid, thirsty, and confused. Suddenly, there were growls everywhere. The wolves broke through the woods as I closed my eyes. I was exhausted from that pushing in my mind, the shield drained my energy, and my breathing went shallower as I fell to the ground. The only thing I saw after that was Jazz’s black, worried eyes. Jasper After disposing of Laurent and setting his sparkly ass on fire, Jacob and I retreated to my house so I could put Bella on the couch. I stroked her cheeks softly. “Bella?” I whispered. Her eyes fluttered as her heartbeat picked up. I smiled softly as her orbs locked with mine. “Jasper.” She smiled. “I knew you would come…or Jake.” I feigned hurt. “I could’ve gotten there without the dog.” I jabbed a thumb in Jacob’s direction. He grinned widely. “Hey, Bella, can I get a hug? You know, one of those thanks-forsaving-my-life-Jake-I-owe-you-big-time types of hugs?” he teased. She giggled and sat up, encasing her arms around his. He laughed with her and squeezed. After Jake left, I pressed my lips passionately to her’s, my tongue entering her mouth as my hands went to her cheeks. “That’s twice, Isabella Marie Swan. Twice you have put your life in danger. Do you know what I would do if you died?!” she brushed her mouth against mine to stop my yelling.
“I would never leave you, Jazz.” She whispered, wrapping a leg around my waist. Her lips were already on mine before I could comprehend what she was doing. She brought me down on top of her. Her small hands pulled roughly at my hair in an attempt to bring me closer. Her legs wrapped around me, grinding her core into mine. My hands traveled from her hips to under her shirt. My hands slipped under her bra and pressed against her erect nipple. She released my lips and let out a moan. We were so caught up in each other that I almost didn’t hear the small crack outside. I was up and ready for anything. Bella was left on the couch, red and breathing heavily. She frowned up at me. “Come back!” she whined. “Shh…didn’t you hear that?” I questioned, which I knew full fucking well she didn’t. I reached a hand out toward her, “Come here.” She clasped her hand with mine and I lifted her up. We walked outside together. She was breathing heavily behind me, staying close. I could smell two different scents. And I couldn’t fucking believe it. They both stepped forward, out of the tree with confusion and pain etched on their faces. My non-needed breathing stopped as I glanced at the small, elfin face of my wife. Bella and I stared at the two and said their names at the same time. “Edward.”
“Alice.” Bella Their two faces were filled with pain when they both glanced down at Jasper’s and I joined hands. I flinched visibly when I heard Edward say my name. “Bella.” He whispered, his voice velvety and rich. I had missed it very much, but it wasn’t Jasper’s beautiful twang. “E-Edward.” I whispered back. His golden eyes burned into mine and if Jasper wasn’t holding my hand, I would’ve ran forward and wrapped my arms around his still form. Jasper felt my longing and winced away from me, releasing my hand. I wasn’t sure who I wanted, I did love Jasper, but seeing Edward resurfaced new feelings. I flinched, but grabbed his hand again, not able to let go. “Don’t.” I whispered. He didn’t reply, but sent weak love to me. I nodded as tears started in my eyes. I turned them back to Edward to see he was staring at me with an agonized expression. “You cut your hair.” I bit back a snort, but a small smile cracked onto my face, bitter yet sweet. “Is that all you have to say?” I whispered. He stepped forward. “No, Bella, I—” Jasper growled at Edward’s movements, cutting off his velvety voice.
“I haven’t been around you for months and I’m not enjoying you moving any closer to me or Bella. So stay where the fuck you are, Cullen!” he spat. Edward froze, shocked that his brother would say something like that to him. “What are you doing together? I didn’t see this!” Alice cried, finally saying something for the first time. My eyebrows merged as Jasper held me tighter. “But, I saw you were going to break it off with me, Jazzy. But, you take me back. You always take me back.” Jazz flinched at the sweetness and desperation in her high voice. I knew it. I knew he would. “Jazz?” my voice cracked. He flickered his eyes to mine, then, they widened when they saw my tears. “No, Bella, I would never—” “She’s seen it, Jasper!” I screamed, cutting him off. “Bella, love. Don’t get worked up.” Edward called to me worriedly, reaching a hand out. I hesitated, contemplating if I should take it. “Bella, no. Remember, it’s you and me. Forever.” Jasper whispered, grasping my hands desperately. “No,” my voice cracked again, “No, you have Alice.” “No, I want you. I love you, remember?” he pleaded. I couldn’t do this under Edward’s and Alice’s watchful, golden eyes. “Can…can y-you give us a minute?” I whispered.
Edward and Alice nodded, but Edward had to pull her away. I sighed with relief at not seeing their faces. I glanced back up at Jasper, who was staring at me desperately. “What are you saying, Darlin’?” he whispered. “I…I don’t know.” I really didn’t know what I was doing. I had missed Edward, but Jazz was my love right now. I needed him, but I also needed Edward in my life, my…love. “Jasper,” my voice broke for the third time, “What are we going to do?” He didn’t say anything for awhile. “Who do you want, Bella? Me or him?” I choked on air. “Who do you want? Alice or me? You might as well not answer since she’s already seen the outcome.” “Bella, just listen to me.” he pleaded. “Maybe…maybe it would be better to just give us some time.” I whispered, shifting on my feet nervously. I averted my eyes to the floor. Edward and Alice walked from the woods, obviously hearing us. I turned, but Jasper grabbed my wrist and I flickered back to him. “Remember, Darlin’. You and me, forever.” He whispered. As I was about to lean and kiss him, I felt a familiar cool arm wrap around my waist and Jazz growled. “I’ll take her home.” Edward assured.
Alice slipped between us, smiling sweetly. “Yes, I’ll take it from here,” she turned to Jasper as jealously soared through me when she wrapped her arms around his neck, “C’mon, Jazzy, we need to get the house ready for the family.” My eyes widened. “You’re all coming back?” “Yes.” Edward whispered in my ear. I flinched at his closeness. I stared at Jasper with Alice. He stared at her with loving eyes, then, raised his eyes back to mine, but I couldn’t look into them. “Edward, can you take me home, please?” I begged. “Bella—” Jasper pleaded. “Sure.” Edward smiled crookedly. Oh, how I missed that smile. Jasper growled lowly, glaring at Edward. He led me to the car and started to my house. It was silent and tense in the small cab as Edward stopped the car. It was stupid how I forgave him so easily, but this was Edward. I wasn’t ready to give him up a few months ago and I wasn’t now. “You only have three months of school left, correct?” he questioned. I nodded silently. “Good.” It was silent for awhile before he broke it again, about to open his full mouth. “Just…don’t, Edward. I’ll talk to you when I’m ready.” I refused to look at him. He was quiet. “Can I walk you to the door?” I nodded. He walked by my side, his cool skin brushing against my thin jacket. I started to the door, but his hand caught mine. I jerked away as he brushed my hair away from my eyes.
“I’ve missed you.” He whispered. I sighed, relaxing. His hands found mine and it felt right…for the moment. “Yeah, me, too.” I nodded again. He pressed a kiss to the corner of my mouth, I didn’t feel the electricity, but I did feel the love I felt for him. I leaned forward and grasped the back of his neck to bring him closer. He groaned, his lips meeting mine in a sweet kiss. Betrayal was flowing through my mind, but my body was buzzing from being close to Edward this long. I gripped onto his copper, messy hair to bring him closer. I pressed my tongue to his mouth, wanting the entrance that was never given. He pushed me away and I fell into my front door. “What the hell, Edward!? If you want to kiss me, then, kiss me thoroughly!” I spat, glaring at him, my hair in my face. “You know I can’t, Bella! I don’t have a lot of control.” He growled. “Well, Jasper, your apparently non-controlled brother, can kiss me a hell of a lot better than you!” I shouted at him. Edward’s eyes widened and his mouth parted in shock. Suddenly, the front door was thrown open and there stood Jake and Charlie. “What the hell is going on?!” Charlie’s eyes widened at Edward’s appearance. “What the fuck is he doing here?” “I don’t know.” I growled, still glaring at Edward Jacob was brooding, snarling under his breath. He suddenly grabbed me and threw me into the house, slamming the door in Edward’s face.
There was tension in the house for some odd reason, even though the two people I didn’t want here ruined everything. Charlie and Jake sat down on the couch in front of me as I shifted uncomfortably. “What’s…going on?” I asked nervously. “Harry Clearwater is dead, Bella. Some kind of animal attack.” Charlie shook his head as if he was disgusted. I turned to Jake, who expression was livid. He flickered his dark eyes to mine. “Was it Victoria?” I mouthed at him. He nodded slowly. For the rest of the night, I comforted the distraught Charlie. He would cry at some times, but wiped them away with a rough hand. After five hours, he fell asleep on the couch. I went to my room and sat on the bed. I contemplated this. Victoria was after me and killing ones I loved until I surrendered over to her. It was a shame really, why did she have to kill others? I mean, Jazz and Jake weren’t here; she could kill me right now! But, I was thankful for a second, Charlie needed me. My thoughts moved to Jasper. What would become of our relationship? Would we split or would love conquer all like out of the books? I rolled my eyes at the absurd thought. Jasper and I were a lot alike. We loved the same music, we loved the same places, and we had the same style, not caring what other people thought. We were like twins, merged together in some weird partnership. I thought fondly of what Jasper and I had done together. He had once become startled when my stomach growled and freaked out. Flashback
I was sitting on my bed on a Saturday morning. I had just gotten up and it was early. It was still dark outside. Suddenly, I felt a rush of wind and Jasper settled next to my body, scaring the crap out of me. “Why are you up so early?” he flashed me a lazy grin. I smiled back. “I don’t know. Maybe I like the dark.” I shrugged. I was reading my worn out copy of Wuthering Heights. He chuckled, leaning on my thick bed frame. He had never come this close to me and my nerves were heating. A low growl from my stomach interrupted my musings, and Jasper looked around in surprise before jumping up and looking around, growling. He had pushed me off the bed, indicating to save me from any sort of threat and I landed with a thump on the floor. I gave a startled little shriek as I hit the ground and sat up to glare at him. He seemed confused. The noise from my stomach sounded again, louder this time. He whirled, frowning. I was rather irritated with him. “What…are you doing?” I demanded. “Shhh. Did you hear that?” he said quietly, intensely. My stomach grumbled softly through the room again and Jasper turned to me with knitted eyebrows. “That?” I asked, suddenly sounding quite amused. “Yes,” he answered, staring at me confusedly.
“That’s my stomach, genius.” I giggled. He could only stare at me as I got to my feet. “Yeah, that's my stomach. I haven’t eaten since yesterday morning and I’m starving.” He suddenly was in front of me and grabbed my hips to bring me closer. I gasped, freezing up. He bent down and leaned close, resting his ear against my abdomen and waited. My heartbeat accelerated. “You don't believe me?” I queried, skeptical bemusement lacing my voice. “Shh,” he commanded. I complied, standing still for his evaluation. Sure enough, several seconds later, a gurgly growl erupted from my mid-section. He drew back, a look of feigned horror on his face. “What the hell do you keep in there?” I patted the flat expanse of my stomach with a knowing smile. “I’m afraid that is a secret.” He released me, shaking his head. “Let’s get you something to eat, then. I’m getting scared of that thing.” Flashback over… I rolled my eyes at his silliness that I had grown to love. I loved him and I loved Edward. Which one?
Suddenly, there was a loud THUMP and I whirled around to see Emmett. He grinned widely at me. He hadn’t changed over the period of time he was gone. Still the same size, still the same hair, and still the same dimples. I squealed and ran over to greet his giant size. His arms wrapped around me in a bone crushing hug and I gasped for air. “Em, can’t…breathe!” “Oh, sorry!” he admonished as he sat me down. I took a deep breath and smiled sweetly at him. “It’s great to see you!” I whispered excitedly. I didn’t want to wake Charlie. “I know, right? Isn’t it always great?” he teased, wiggling his brows. I rolled my eyes as I sat back down on my bed. It was great to see him, hear him, and feel him. His comical personality would definitely heal some of the wounds I had. He dug through my drawers, opening, closing, and throwing stuff behind his back, before he paused. “Oh, yeah!” He held up the digital camera I had gotten for my birthday. I sighed, but smiled softly. He flashed a picture of himself. “There. Now you could enlarge that and plaster it on your wall so all your friends can be jealous.” He crooned, grinning widely. “Em!” I hissed.
“Oh, alright, alright.” He was suddenly next to me and flashed the camera in our faces. I squeezed my eyes shut to get rid of the dots, “If you wanted a picture with me, you should’ve just said so.” I swiped the camera away from him and scowled. He laughed, “Oh, c’mon, Bells. Lighten up, what’s up your ass today?” “Nothing,” I said quickly. He wasn’t convinced. “You sure?” he quirked a brow. “Yeah, listen, Emmett. I have school tomorrow and I need to get some sleep, so if you’ll excuse me…” I trailed off. He left. And I fell asleep. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The next day, I was thoroughly pissed at everyone. Alice was a bitch, Edward was a dick, Charlie was whiny, Harry was dead, Jake was upset, Vicky was playing a harsh game, Rosalie was mean, Emmett was funny, Carlisle was too smart, Esme wasn’t with me, Renee never called, and Jasper was not mine anymore. And it thoroughly pissed me off. I put on dark eyeliner, making it thick around my brown eyes. I put on small denim shorts after that and many accessories. I let my hair fall down in curls as I dressed in a black camisole with my white bra straps poking out. I put on black cowgirl boots and grabbed my gray jacket. I took my books and stomped my way downstairs.
Edward was there, sitting at the kitchen table with a bright smile, which immediately turned to a frown when he saw me. I frowned back and threw my book bag lightly into his lap. “You look,” he took in my clothes and makeup, “Colorful.” I snorted lightly and grabbed my keys off the table. “I’m going to school.” Edward shot up. “I’ll drive you!” he offered. “No, thanks!” I yelled back. I went to school. Alone. Jasper I stepped out of the shower the third time and wrapped a white towel around my waist. I stepped into our room and Alice stopped me from the bed, holding out a hand. “Stop. You still smell like her. Go shower again.” She ordered. Jealously was flowing from her, but also pain. She was upset that I had done this. “Alice.” I pleaded. She shook her head. “What do you want me to say?” Anger flashed through her and she whirled around to face me. “I want you to say you’re sorry for mating with my friend! I want you to say you’re sorry for breaking my heart! I want you to say you’re sorry for giving me all this pain!” she shouted.
“No! You left me, Alice. You said you wanted a break!” I hollered back. “That doesn’t mean you go fucking around with Bella!” she shrieked. I flinched away from her. “You love her more than me!” I couldn’t say anything, because it was true. I did love Bella more than her. She knew it. I knew it. I hated it, but loved it at the same time. Bella was my life. “I know,” I answered softly, bluntly. She flickered her livid eyes to mine. “Fuck you, Jasper!” she spat as she stood and started down the hall. I dressed in a shirt and jeans in less than a second. I followed her, pleading for her to stop, and she did. I ran straight into her. I almost fell back, but Bella’s sad eyes kept me upright. I felt Alice grab my hand to straighten me and Bella’s gaze glanced down at our joined fingers, aguish sustaining her. Edward was behind her, frowning slightly when he saw me. “Alice, Jasper,” he spat my name, “I thought you guys were hunting.” “Yes, well, Jazzy needed a quick shower.” Alice smiled happily, but anger flashed in her eyes when she saw Bella staring at me longingly. She was dressed angrily today. Her makeup was dark and angry. Her hair was curly and perfect. Her skin was pale, but still had that beautiful flush. Her clothes were black and showing off her luscious curves, her pale legs sticking out of her small light shorts and flowing into her black boots.
Edward growled at my thoughts and covered Bella’s body. “Alice,” Bella nodded at her, ignoring me. She went around my body, she was so close and I could feel her heat. It pulled me in and before I knew what was happening, I had trapped Bella with both of my arms on either side of her head. She shivered as I leaned closer. I could feel Edward and Alice’s anger, but I focused on Bella’s lust and love. She wanted me. I knew it. She knew it. Alice knew it. Edward knew it. Edward was suddenly in front of my view, growling at me and shielding Bella away. Alice grabbed my arm, trying to pull me away. Rose passed us on the steps and frowned. “What the hell is going on here?” she questioned. The rest of the family had yet to know of our love lives. They thought we all went back into the same routine, but they were sadly wrong. “Jazzy, c’mon,” Alice called, pulling me toward her. I felt Bella’s jealously and almost smiled. Almost. I paused when I saw Edward wrap an arm around my mate’s waist. I growled quietly as Rose watched us with large interest. “Is everything alright?” she questioned. “Everything’s fine, Rose,” Alice assured her, glaring at me.
I took one more glance at Bella before I allowed Alice to drag me to our room. Bella “Everything’s wrong, Charley.” I whispered into the phone, tears leaking down my face. I heard her sigh. “Jasper will come around, Sugar. Trust me. Ya just have to get rid of dumb and dumber.” She sneered. I chuckled. “You think?” “I know, Sugar.” I glanced at the clock. I had been crying into the phone with her for two hours. I heaved a deep sigh. “I have to go, Charley. I’ll talk to you later.” I informed her. I could practically see her nodding. “’Kay, Bella. Be careful, I love ya.” She hung up after her short, but sweet words. Tears were starting in my eyes again. I quickly threw down the cell phone Jasper had given me. It seemed like so long ago. I covered my face in shame, the tears showing my anguish. I turned to cut off the lights when dark golden eyes stared into mine. I gasped loudly and my hand flew to my throat. “Jazz…” I breathed. “Are you okay?” he whispered as he sat down on the bed with me, removing my hand. I quickly wiped my tears away and nodded.
“What’re you doing here?” I hissed, suddenly remembering Edward. Jasper’s eyes stared deeply into mine, stealing my breath away. His hand covered my smaller one and squeezed. I glanced down at our joined fingers, “Alice can probably see us.” “Good.” His lips descended on mine, his tongue conquering my mouth and covering my lips. I moaned, wrapping one hand on his neck and trailing them up to his curls. His hands found my hips and pulled me closer. I placed my legs on each side of his waist so I could grind into him. Soon, I was breathless and Jasper released me so I could breathe. We stared into each other’s eyes, my forehead resting against his. “I love you.” He whispered, leaning forward for another kiss. I stiffened at the three magic words and retracted from him. His eyes showed hurt. “I know.” I whispered back. It was quiet for awhile. “Jazz, what are we doing?” “I don’t know.” He sighed, running a hand through his curls. He looked…sorry. “Is this the end of us?” I asked, choking on my own breath. “No!” he said a little too loudly, then, calmed instantly, “Can’t… can’t I just have one more day with you?” he pleaded. I stopped breathing. So this was the end, he was just in denial. Our love was forbidden, it sucked, it was hell. I reached for his hand timidly and took it in my own.
“One day?” I asked quietly. He nodded mutely. “I would love that.” I whispered. He squeezed for my fingers. “I know.” He grinned lazily. I smiled softly back. He got up, after giving me one more kiss, and headed to the window. “Jazz,” I called, he turned to me, “I love you, too.” He left and I dreamed of his kisses. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “A day?” Edward questioned, his eyebrows clouding over his golden orbs. I nodded, “Why? You’re with me.” I narrowed my eyes into slits. I wasn’t a possession. “Jazzy! Where are you going?” Alice cried as she followed him out. His golden orbs found mine and I smiled brightly. “Alice—” he started. Her face turned blank for awhile and Edward stiffened, before she broke out of her vision. She stared at me for awhile before pressing her tiny lips to Jasper’s. He complied, wrapping his fingers into her short hair. When they parted, I was breathing heavily. Alice smirked up at him, then, me. “I’ll miss you,” She whispered, but she was loud enough so I could hear.
Edward pressed a kiss sweetly to my mouth and I pulled him closer by wrapping my fingers into his hair. He parted from me, leaving me thoroughly dissatisfied, but I covered it with a smile. “Be safe.” He whispered, pressing on more kiss to my hair. Jasper I turned my gaze to Bella. She was currently lying on her back in content. Amazement was flowing through her when a branch blew in the wind and uncovered my hand from the cool shade. It sparkled dimly. I smiled at her. “This was the perfect day.” She whispered, grasping my shining hand with her’s. I had taken her to many places, mostly we just drove, trying to escape the world and the mistakes we had made. But, we couldn’t and it hurt like a bitch. I wanted to stay with Bella, shit, needed to stay with her. She accepted me for who I was, didn’t care about my past, and didn’t want me to change. We finally found a giant oak tree, we were somewhere outside of California, in the country and laid under it. The sun was just starting to set. I leaned forward, pressing my lips to her’s. She let out a breathy moan, obviously she was waiting for me to make a move. My hands found her ass and I lifted her into my lap. Her tongue met mine, egging me on. My fingers slowly lifted up her shirt. She complied, raising her arms above her head and I quickly threw the shirt off her hot body, throwing it onto the grass. Her lips met mine again, exotic fruit entering my mouth.
My hands traveled over her breasts, marveling over the fullness of them. She moaned loudly and arched into me, trying to find friction for her alive heat. I pushed the bra straps off her slim shoulders and pressed kisses down her collarbone before my mouth found her erect tips. She moaned, louder this time and started to unbutton my shirt. I allowed her to push me down and land on op of me. She leaned down so our naked chests were grazing and whispered in my ear. “I love you. I need you. I want you.” She growled seductively. Our lips meant again, slow and sensual. She started to wrestle with my belt buckle and soon slid down my pants. I removed her sundress entirely and dipped my hands down her navel. She allowed me to pull off her underwear so she was completely exposed to me. It made my mouth water. She tugged me downward, back to her lips. My hand slowly grazed her entrance and she thrusted towards my fingers. “You ready?” I whispered. She nodded, biting that sweet lip. I took her mouth with mine and thrusted the two fingers inside her. She moaned, but I could also feel the pain mixed with the pleasure. She bucked her hips and I could smell her arousal fall between her thighs. When she got used to the feeling, she started to rock her hips with my fingers, moaning my name. I became dominant, wanting to mark her as my own, even though it was a straight lie. “That’s right, baby. Say my name.” I curled my fingers inside her, causing her hips to move again. “Oh, God.” She moaned.
“Wrong,” I growled, “My name!” I went even deeper and she arched her back, trying to remain focused on my demands. “Jasper! Jasper Fucking Whitlock!” she shrieked. I smirked as my mouth found her nipple and sucked it into my mouth. She groaned, throwing her head back and pulling on my hair. She climaxed, hard, and I swear she was seeing stars for a good moment. I took that opportunity to position myself at her entrance. She focused her giant orbs on mine, which were filled with lust and longing. I entered her slowly, moaning at her heat and tightness. I felt and smelled her blood as I broke through her thin barrier. Her pain was small since I flooded pleasure and love into her emotions. She adjusted to my size and I forced myself all the way into her small entrance until our hips met. She groaned, arching her back higher so I could wrap my arms around her and lifted her slick body up. Her chest met mine and I started to move with her. “Fuck, Bella. The things you do to me.” I groaned, holding her closer. This wasn’t simple heavy sex. This was making love with the woman that I adored, my mate. When she reached her climax, I did, too, engrossing myself with her warmth. I fell back, and she fell with me, lightly landing in my chest. She breathed heavily and tried to catch her breath. I slowly slid out of her and she whimpered at the lost. “I love you, Jazz,” She whispered, wrapping her arms around my neck. I tightened mine at her waist. “Ditto.” ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
When we drove back to the house the next day, Bella started crying. Tears fell down her beautiful face and onto the pavement. I sighed and quickly wiped them away as I pressed a kiss to her soft lips. She sighed into my mouth, quickly giving me entrance. She was crying even more when we parted and a sob broke up her throat, “I love you, Isabella Swan,” She smiled a little, “I love you, too, Jasper Whitlock,” And with that, she walked into her house and out of my life. Bella I wiped my face for the third time as I walked into the kitchen. I gasped in surprise when I saw Edward on the counter, perched onto the surface like he had been there all day. “E-Edward?” I called. He turned to the sound of my voice. He slightly inhaled then shrunk in disgust. “You reek of him. Take two showers and go to sleep early tonight. I’ll pick you up tomorrow. And wear something appropriate.” He demanded in a clipped tone. I flinched at his orders and voice as he hopped down and headed out. I whirled around to stop him, “Aren’t you going to stay tonight?” “No, see you tomorrow.” He called, slamming the front door. I flinched again, but I followed his demands. I took two showers and went to bed early and dressed in my old attire. I didn’t put on any makeup and I did my homework myself. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
For the whole week, I did what he told me to do. He never took me to his house, but he was still nice, considerate, and loved me. He told me every day and caught me when I fell. He was the perfect boyfriend, just not for me. On the next week, we got into two arguments. The first about how I was going to get my hair cut again, but he said he liked it long. I soon escaped his clutches and cut it back to my shoulders. The next was about Jake. I was going to go see him, but of course Edward stopped me every time. It was annoying really. The more I thought about Edward, the more I thought about Jazz. I was getting angrier. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Hey,” I sighed as I entered the Volvo. He nodded at me, keeping his eyes locked with mine. I swam in his golden orbs, before he turned away and started the car. What? No hello kiss? Well, fuck you, then. I was so happy he couldn’t read my mind at the time. I sighed, sitting back in the seat and readjusting the temperatures. Edward turned on Claire De Lune and I was really starting to get tired of that moapy bitch. I quickly turned it to Raise Your Glass by Pink. Edward’s eyes widened as I sang the lyrics loud and clear and whipped my hair around my face wildly. “Slam, slam oh hot damn. What part of party don’t you understand? Wish you’d just freak out. Can’t stop, coming in hot. I should be locked up right on the spot. It’s so on right now. Party
crasher, panty snatcha’. Call me up if you a gangsta’. Don’t be fancy. Just get dancey,” I looked Edward in his topaz eyes as I asked him, “Why so serious?” I giggled as he quickly exited the car; I realized that we were at school. I grinned widely as I got out of the car. Edward was watching me with narrowed eyes. “Oh, love, don’t get your knickers in a twist,” I teased in a mocking British accent. His face scrunched up to a grimace as he handed me my backpack. “I’ll see you later,” He turned the other way and headed to the woods. Obviously, he wasn’t staying in school today. I rolled my eyes and slung my straps over my shoulders. I stopped short when I saw Alice standing at the school doors with a bright smile. She quickly danced over to me and took my hand in her icy one. There was something off. Something off with her. An uneasy feeling started in my stomach. When she squeezed my hand, I didn’t feel the familiar serge of friendship in my heart, it was… wrong. She escorted me to my class, probably Edward’s orders and stared at me for awhile before turning away. I was confused as hell and even more confused when Rosalie picked me up in her shiny red car after school. I hesitantly stepped inside while she ignored me and quickly put on her makeup. For a few moments, she was quiet and then started the car. We sped through the streets.
“Rosalie, what’s going on? Where are we going?” I asked hesitantly. Oh, my God! What if she’s taking me somewhere far away to bury me?! As I was about to tuck and roll out of the expensive car, she chuckled, “Call me Rose, Bella, and we’re just going to my house. Everyone misses you, but something is up with Alice and Edward. And, I was hoping you could help me with that. Even Jasper’s acting weird.” “Jazz?” I couldn’t help but ask. Anything concerning Jasper is a concern of mine. She raised a perfect brow, “Since when do you call Jasper Jazz?” she questioned as we pulled up to the giant house. I didn’t answer her question. Instead, I grabbed my bag as Em came barreling out. He grabbed me in a tight hug, which caused my breathing to cut off. “Emmett…can’t…breath!” I gasped. He quickly apologized and lowered me. I smiled kindly at me, then, froze when I felt a cool hand touch mine. Edward smirked at me and helped me up the stairs and into his room as the family greeted me. As Edward and I quickly settled, he took out my homework and actually started to do it like Jazz. I grumbled under my breath as I quickly turned to his music. He mostly had classic, but I slipped across a Paramore disc. I quickly put it in and Decode filled the room as I started to go through more of his music.
“Did you start on your algebra?” Edward asked as he dug through my bag. “No,” I replied bluntly. “But, we have school tomorrow,” He stated. “Really?” I questioned sarcastically, turning to him with agitation. His eyebrows were knitted together as he stared at me. I hadn’t snapped at him in awhile and I knew he wasn’t prepared for this behavior, but I didn’t care. “Bella, why are you upset?” he questioned as he stood up and walked over to me. I backed away from him and felt my back hit his music collection. “Because I am sick and tired of being treated like a child around here! I am eighteen years old and I can provide for my damn self! I don’t need you telling me to do my homework!” I screeched. He was shocked, but he could tell that something was brewing under my excuse. He took a deep breath and pinched the bridge of his nose, closing his eyes, before opening them softly and letting the breath out. “What’s really wrong?” It was quiet for awhile, before he grabbed my chin and lifted it up to see my face. Tears formed in my eyes as I spoke, “You left me.” His eyes turned agonized and he gripped my chin with his fingers. “I’m back, and I’ll never make that mistake again.” “But, making it once destroyed me!” I shook my head, wiping my tears away. “Who’s to say you won’t make it again when you think
things get too dangerous? I survived once; I don’t think I can survive a second time.” “Bella, I’m here. I’m not going anywhere,” he told me, stepping forward and trying to embrace me. I wrapped my arms protectively around myself. He looked confused and frustrated, not the least bit sorry. “You don’t understand,” I said, my voice rising slightly. “You. Left. Me. Do you even know what it did to me? I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. I was...a zombie. An empty shell, Edward, absolutely nothing but a waste of flesh. I didn’t invite death, but I didn’t shun it. I lived like that for four months. Four months. And do you know what finally helped me?” Edward didn’t answer; he stared at me, waiting for me to continue with hard, dark eyes. “Jasper,” I breathed, his name rolling off my tongue with love and longing. “I was finally happy again. I was living, I was me. And then you and Alice just come back and expect everything to be peachy, but it’s not!” My voice was dangerously high and I was certain the rest of the family could hear our argument. I didn’t care. “Maybe…I don’t want things work.” I said, my voice breaking again as tears fell down my cheeks. Edward stepped forward again, trying to embrace me once more, but I backed away with a sob. I quickly turned and ran from the room, ignoring my name being called by his velvety voice.
Edward was what I thought I had wanted, but I was dead wrong. I wanted Jasper’s deep, husky drawl. I wanted hot kisses and dimly shimmered scars. I wanted long curls I could pull on for attention. I wanted deep-set golden orbs staring into mine. I wanted so much more than Edward. I wanted Jasper. My Jazz. But, I couldn’t have him. I stumbled down the stairs, blind with tears, as Edward chased me. I froze when I saw Jasper. He had his arms open for me, his eyes begging me to come to him. I was absorbed by his golden orbs, love showing in them. Then, I saw the family, their shocked and confused expressions. Alice’s broken cry filled the room as she sunk to floor and her black eyes stayed on Jasper and me. I shook my head and walked around Jazz, but he tried to reach for me. I spun around, screaming at him to stop. “No! Can’t you see what this is doing to the family!? I’ve ruined everything!” I shrieked. Tears were still falling and onto their expensive rug. “Don’t say that! We’re in this together!” he yelled back, trying to calm me with his power. The whole family watched us, still as statues. “I just can’t do this anymore!” I shouted back. Jazz froze and I speeded out before any of them could hurt me anymore. Jasper
Everyone was radiating confusion, sadness, agony, anger, fear, and pain. I almost fell to my knees with all the emotions. It was silent, everyone in shock of what just happened. “What the fuck is going on?” Rose questioned, breaking the silence. “That’s what I would like to know,” Carlisle demanded in a hard voice. “Family meeting,” Esme ordered softly. Alice was still on the floor, quietly crying. Emmett went over to her. “Hey, Ali. Wanna give Emmy Bear a hug?” he asked. When she didn’t reply, he quickly picked her up and carried her into the dinning room with Rose and Carlisle. Edward was still at the steps, but Esme quickly grabbed him and helped him into the other room. Rose walked over to me, raising a blonde brow. “I’m not carrying you,” She stated bluntly. I sighed and turned away. Even if Bella wanted me far away, I still had to call someone to make sure she got home okay. I quickly dialed Jacob. “Hello?” his gruff voice answered. “Jacob,” I greeted. “This better be good, leech. I’ve been chasing that redhead vamp for seven hours. I need my beauty sleep.” He grouched. I rolled my eyes, despite the situation.
“I need you to send patrol after Bella. She went off on her own,” I explained. “Shit, for real? Well, I’m on it,” I could hear him moving. “Thanks, Jacob.” “Yeah, yeah,” And with that, he hung up. I strolled calmly towards the dining room and stopped at the door when I saw Emmett and Carlisle trying to restrain Edward from killing me. As if he could ever do that. Edward growled, a loud warning sign telling me to shut the hell up. I couldn’t care less. All I cared about was Bella and her safety. Alice was wailing as Esme tried to comfort her. Honestly, I gave a crap about that, but nothing else. I didn’t want to hurt Alice, but I loved Bella. Edward growled again, glaring at me. I sat down by Carlisle as everyone finally settled down. Rosalie was ignoring it all and reading a magazine with nonchalance. Everything was silent. “So, when were you going to tell us you were fucking Bella?” Rose asked bluntly and carelessly, not even glancing up at me. I almost laughed, but Alice’s wail of anguish sustained me. Rose rolled her golden eyes as Emmett sputtered. Esme and Carlisle were trying to calm Edward. “Okay, I had sex with Bella a few weeks ago. That was the only time and the last time.” I explained, but it was probably a lie.
“That’s a load of shit and you know it!” Alice cursed at me, jabbing at finger. Emmett was in shock, “When did you and Bella start…ya know?” he asked. “When Edward left her, she was really upset and we talked and became friends. Over the short months, we started to develop feelings for each other and I realized she was my mate.” I explained again. “But, Alice is your mate,” Esme objected. “No, she’s not. When I first met her, I knew we wouldn’t be together forever.” Alice suddenly shot up, “I helped you in your time of need! I brought you a better life and I loved you for who you are! How do you repay me!? You sleep with my whore of a friend!” I stood up, too, growling at her. She could say all those things about me, but not about Bella. “Don’t you talk about her like that! You left me here, Alice! You said you needed a break!” “That doesn’t mean fuck around!” she shrieked before fleeing the room. Esme went after her, calling her name. I sighed and sat back down. Edward was glaring at me, trying to keep his anger under control. “You have anything to say, Edward?” Carlisle questioned. “You took her from me,” he growled, still glaring at me. “You left her to be taken,” I replied calmly.
“Bullshit! She used to believe and listen to anything I said and now you’ve ruined everything!” he hissed with venom in his voice. “Maybe she needed her own voice. I mean, she’s fucking eighteen!” I argued. I heard Rose scold me, but I continued. “Fuck you, Edward.” “Jasper—” Carlisle started with a disproving tone. “No, Carlisle. Fuck. Him. You hurt her so much and you don’t even feel sorry. You should be fucking ashamed. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go see my mate.” Suddenly, my phone rang, stopping me from getting to the door. I sighed as I brought the metal to my ear. “What, Peter?” “Give her time, Major. She’s undecided and messed up.” He explained in a cryptic voice before hanging up. I growled with frustration, but heeded his words. I would wait as long as my mate needed. Bella I hurried down the streets, turning every turn I could. I was trying to run away, far away from all this. I needed a break, maybe Phoenix. I screeched to a stop when Jake stood in front of my car with a sneer. Maybe he was what I needed. Warmth, love, and life. I stepped out of the car, ran towards him, ignored his confused expression, and pressed my lips to his.
Jacob reacted slowly. His hands hesitantly found my hips and threaded up my shirt that had ridden up a little. I grasped onto his hair, pulling as hard as I could. I was angry, hurt, and confused. I just needed someone to love me. As I opened my mouth for more of Jake’s hot kisses, he broke away and breathed heavily. “Why did you do that?” he asked, trying to catch his breath. Tears started again. “I’m sorry,” I choked out. “I’m just so confused.” “So, you kiss me!?” he yelled, then, started to pace. “Shit! Jasper’s gonna kill me.” I froze up. Just hearing his name made my body go up in pain. Jake stopped pacing and stared at me. “Are you okay?” I fell to my knees, sobbing. Jacob flew over to me, rubbing my back. “Bella?” “I-I can’t be with Jasper anymore, Jake. I hate this! I hate him!” I screamed, slamming my fists onto the pavement. “You don’t hate Jasper. You hate how he makes you feel. You’re scared that he might hurt you like Edward. Stop being a coward.” Jake spoke gently and wiped the tears with his big thumbs. I glared at him through my tears. I hated Jacob because he was right. I shot up and hurried to my car, ignoring Jacob’s calls. I quickly drove home, leaving him and Jasper behind. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The whole week, I stayed locked in my room and made sure my window was closed. I heard taps at the glass at night, but refused to open it for anyone. I didn’t know what to do, so I did what I did best. I sung out my feelings.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I drove and drove until I ended up in an old studio. I usually went there to play the piano. I sat on the bench and started the song. Katy Perry Thinking Of You “Comparisons are easily done Once you've had a taste of perfection Like an apple hanging from a tree I picked the ripest one; I still got the seed.” “He said move on, where do I go? I guess second best is all I will know.” That was I thought Jasper was in the beginning, second best, not Edward. Now he was all I wanted. “Cause when I'm with him I am thinking of you Thinking of you, what do I do? If he were the one who was spending the night I wish that I was looking into your eyes…” I imagined Jazz’s honey eyes staring deeply in mine as I sung louder. “You’re like an Indian summer in the middle of winter Like a hard candy with a surprise center How do I get better once I've had the best? He said there's tons of fish in the water, so the waters I will test…” “He kissed my lips; I taste your mouth, He pulled me in, I was disgusted with myself.”
“Cause when I'm with him I am thinking of you Thinking of you, what do I do If he were the one who was spending the night I wish that I was looking into…” My voice turned sad as I sang my heart out. I had lost Jasper, my two best friends, and the reason to live. I was hurting. “You're the best, and yes, I do regret How I could let myself let you go Now, now the lessons learned I touched it, I was burned I think you should know…” “Cause when I'm with him I am thinking of you Thinking of you, what do I do? If you were the one who was spending the night I wish that I was looking into your, your eyes Looking into your eyes, looking into your eyes.” “Won’t you walk through? And bust in the door and take me away? No more mistakes 'Cause in your eyes I'd like to stay, stay…” My voice broke at the end as tears fell from my eyes. I beat the piano keys with my fists. This song didn’t do anything but made me sadder. “I didn’t know you knew how to play piano…or sing.” Edward’s smooth voice mused from the door. I didn’t jump as I usually did, I had gotten used to vampire’s graceful and quiet movements. “There’s a lot you don’t know about me,” I whispered. Suddenly, he was next to me and smirked softly.
“True,” He agreed, his hands glided over the keys, playing my sweet, sweet lullaby. I caught his cold wrist. “Stop,” I whispered again, “I-I just can’t.” I stood and started away, but he grabbed my elbow and sighed. “We need to talk.” He said. “We are talking.” He rolled his golden eyes, “No, seriously,” He gestured to my seat and I took it, “You’re not the same girl from last year.” He stated. I nodded, “I know,” “You’ve changed. You curse, you stand up for yourself, and you’re…happier,” He continued and I stayed quiet, “And I didn’t understand at first. I didn’t understand your relationship with Jasper. I thought you would be angry him when I left. Even if he came back, I thought you wouldn’t accept an apology. I was… happy. But, not when I left you. I was happy that you could have a normal life. I wanted to return, trust me, but I knew you were somehow glad I was gone. So, I stayed away and tried to track Victoria, I’m not very good at that,” He chuckled, glancing at me and tucking a strand of hair behind my ear before he continuing, “Then, of course, you bring werewolves into your life, when I specifically said have a normal life. But, you are a danger magnet. When your future disappeared from Alice’s visions, I quickly hurried to Forks, worried about you, hoping Jasper didn’t do anything stupid, but instead, I find you and him literally humping on the couch,” I blushed at that and he smiled sadly, “I was heartbroken, but then after your little speech in the bedroom, I realized you weren’t mine anymore. Jasper is your true mate. I thought for awhile, trying to convince myself you were MY mate,
but I reached into Jasper’s head and saw how happy you were with him, much more than with me. It upset me to know end, until I realized that you aren’t my mate. There’s someone out there that is mine and I intend to find her.” He took a deep breath after his speech, “So, I’m letting you go.” My mouth was hanging open the whole time. He was serious. Dead serious. I was kind of offended that he didn’t want me like that, but I knew he was doing this for me, and it made me…happy. I smiled softly and pressed a kiss to his mouth. For the first time, he opened his mouth in compliance. His tongue met mine and I basked in his taste. Ambrosia. I tugged on his hair, before he released me. I smiled at him as he did the same. “Well, that sucks.” I huffed. “What?” he frowned. “The first time you get frisky and you break up with me.” I giggled. He laughed, too, grabbing a hold of my hand as I leaned my head on his shoulder. “There’s only two more problems.” I sighed. “Hmmm?” “Alice and Jasper.” Jasper “I signed the papers. How long are you going to be gone?” I questioned Alice as she packed her things.
She was still very upset about Bella and me, but soon accepted that I wasn’t the guy for her. I truly loved Alice, I really did, but, she wasn’t the one for me either. I knew who she was. She had chestnut hair, loved to joke around, loved Italian, and loved her friends. I knew she loved me, but she wasn’t ready. She thought I was probably mad at her, but I wasn’t really, maybe a little hurt, but I still loved her. I put down the divorce papers as I mused over my mate. “Just a few weeks,” Alice’s answer broke me out of my thoughts. She was zipping up her last bag before turning to me, “I’ll miss you.” She pressed a kiss to my cheek. I nodded and smiled warmly at her. She was actually radiating happiness and wonder. She was ready to go off as a free vampire. I grinned fully at her emotions. I stood up to hug my ex-wife and wrapped my arms around her small body. She breathed in my scent as I pressed a kiss to her forehead. We released each other and she grabbed her bags. Emmett and Rosalie came up to help her and carried them to her limo that was outside. She pressed one more kiss to my cheek then hurriedly left for Alaska. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* For the next few hours, I moped around the room, staring at Alice’s empty possessions. I sighed to myself. I shouldn’t be lazing around; I should be going to Bella. “I wouldn’t do that just right now,” Edward spoke from my door. I bolted upright, glaring at him when I got the whiff of Bella on his body. He held up his hands in surrender, “I didn’t do anything.”
I sighed heavily as he came over to sit on the bed next to me, “Alice is gone?” “Yes.” I replied. “A shame. I didn’t say goodbye.” He sighed. “What do you want, Edward?” I asked, fully irritated with him. His calm expression angered me further. He smirked smugly at me, as if to boost me to punch him in the face. “I broke up with Bella today,” He stated bluntly. I froze up. “You did what?” I hissed. “She isn’t mine anymore, Jasper. I love her, but she isn’t my mate. She’s yours.” He clapped a hand over my shoulder. I smiled, grateful for his kindness. “Thanks, Eddie. Maybe Tanya will take you back.” I joked. He grinned. “Don’t you have a girl to fetch?” he asked, pointing at the door. “I want to give her time.” I sighed. He wrapped his arm full around my shoulders in a friendly notion. “That’s all we have, brother.” Bella “Jake!” I grinned in rejoice when he came barreling out the door. He smirked at me as the rest of the werewolves came running out, eating food, of course.
“Finally, Bella’s here!” Jared grinned widely. “I know, you should hear Jake when your NOT here!” Paul teased. “I should call Bella.” Embry impersonated. “I should be mad at Bella.” Seth mocked. “I should call Bella then hang up!” Quil crooned. All of them laughed as Jake blushed and dragged me away. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* We ended on the beach, hot cans of soda in our hands. He tried to bring Jasper up many times, but I quickly changed the subject. It wasn’t until we heard a scream, that we both snapped out of our conversation. “Jake!” Emily screamed. “The redhead vamp is attacking!” My eyes widened as I saw the blood on her hands. “She got SAM! SAM!!” Jacob phased quickly as I tried to comfort Emily. She pushed me away, screaming her lover’s name. I followed Jake, hurrying to the house. I froze when two vampires huddled over Sam’s black, limp body. “Hey! Leave him alone!” I shouted at them. They whirled around to face me and their eyes darkened. I gulped felt one hit me in the chest, causing me to fly back. I landed on my ass, glaring up at him. The blow should’ve broken my ribs and possibly punctured my heart.
“BELLA!” I heard Seth call from far behind me. Well, he sounded far away. The same white shield rose from my mind and slammed the newborn into the house and into the other vampire. They tried to attack, but I slammed my shield into the two again, causing one to fly into the stove and through the wall, while the other flew over the house, then, made a run for it, behind red hair. “Bella,” Seth grabbed my arm. I growled, shaking him off, “What are you…doing?” “Victoria!” I hissed; hate flowing into my voice as I quickly dashed after her. She was fast, but my shield made me faster. “VICTORIA!” I roared as I closed in behind her. She gave me a glance and then jumped across the cliff. She landed on the other side, and turned to glare at me, daring me to follow her. There was no way I could jump that, my shield was already weakening. I sighed heavily, falling to my knees. I glared at Victoria one more time before I fell forward, unable to stop myself and into the water. It was cold, burning my skin with the frostiness. Blackness and bubbles filled my vision. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “C’mon,” a deep voice coaxed. I felt a strong hand bang on my chest, “Breathe!” Black spots bloomed across my vision, getting wider and wider, blocking out the light. “Bella? Bella, honey, can you hear me?” I was freezing. A thousand sharp, icy beads were striking my face and arms, making the cold worst.
“She’s breathing. She’ll come around!” Another voice assured Jacob, I realized it Sam. I was thankful, so he was okay. “Jake?” I croaked. I had to wait a minute before my eyes opened, staring at the purple clouds. Jake’s face blocked the sky, frantic and handsome. “Bella!” he hugged me tightly to him, relief in his voice. I couldn’t feel my arms so I couldn’t hug him back. “Are you okay?” “J-Just m-my throat,” I stuttered, my lips quivering from the cold. “Let’s get you outta here, then.” He picked me up, lifting me like I weighed nothing. “You got her?” I heard Sam ask. “Yeah, she’s fine. I’m taking her home. Thanks, Sam. You should head to Emily.” Jake advised. I heard Sam phase and disappear into the woods. I tried to clear my throat, but quickly stopped. It felt like a knife stabbing down there. I sighed heavily, my lips still shaking. “I-Is everyone okay?” I whispered, my voice shaky and hoarse. I felt the warm heat of my car as he put me into the seat. He quickly went to the other side and started to drive away. “Yeah.” He nodded as he drove down the road, keeping his eyes on the streets. “Did you get her?” I choked out. I was so upset I didn’t get to catch her.
I was so close. “No, she ran pretty far. Speaking of far, do you mind explaining how you caught up to a fucking vampire?” he almost shouted, causing me to flinch at the throb of pain through my head. “I don’t know. My shield…” I trailed off. “Your shield?” he raised a brow. “Yeah, it shows up when I’m in danger. It’s really useful.” I mused, my voice still hoarse. He nodded as we stopped at my house. “Do you want me to help you inside?” The door suddenly wrenched open as Jacob froze up and Rosalie’s perfect face filled my vision. “I’ve got that covered.” Jake growled, “Yeah, right, Blondie. Bella doesn’t even like you.” “Fuck you, Dog. She’s almost my sister and I can take care of her if I want, since you do such a terrible job.” She hissed back and unbuckled me from my seat so she could carry me inside. “Bye, Jake.” I whispered as she carried me into the house. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Thanks,” I whispered as Rose handed me a cup of hot chocolate. I took a long drink before placing it on the end table. She sat down next to me, smiling, making her face even prettier.
“No problem,” She sighed, looking around my house, “You know, I’ve never been in your house,” She mused, “It’s not as bad as I imagined it to be.” I smiled slightly, “There are no dungeons or moats, but we do have a dragon.” She chuckled, “I didn’t think you would have a dragon or moats. But, definitely a dungeons, that’s probably where you lock away Jasper and Edward. Speaking of Edward, I heard you two broke up today. Why aren’t you with Jasper yet?” I shook my head, fiddling my fingers, “I’m not ready. I’ll come to him when I’m ready.” I sighed, closing my eyes. “Oh, don’t cry. I heard it’s really gross.” Rosalie commented. I glared at her. “I’m not gonna cry,” I growled. She rolled her golden eyes. “You know, I’m kind of surprised, Rose. You haven’t killed me yet and we’re having a civilized conversation.” She laughed this time, her voice musical, “Well, I figured since Alice is gone, I need a new friend.” She shrugged. “Wait, Alice is gone?” I frowned. Edward said nothing about this. “Yes, she left this morning. Jasper and her split.” She explained. “Oh,” Was my brilliant response. She glanced at her shiny watch, “You should get some sleep. We’re all meeting tomorrow. The dogs, too.” She huffed, disgust clear in her tone.
I snickered, but listened to her. After taking a quick bath, I fell asleep. Jasper Today was training. From the wolves’ words, we were clearly dealing with threatening newborns. And from Seth’s words, my mate fucking kicked ass. She had some kind of weapon in her mind; it would be perfect, throwing newborns this way and that. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Esme and Carlisle were talking to Sam and Paul as they figured I would lead the group. I was the most experienced with the battlefield. Emmett stayed next to Rose, who was complaining about the putrid smell. I rolled my eyes, but stopped them when Edward’s shiny Volvo pulled up. Edward smirked at me before dashing around the other side to let Bella out. Her hair was straight and thick, her makeup perfect. She had on small, black shorts and a white camisole, a gray jacket covering it with black sandals. It was warm out today. She looked beautiful, yet tired. She avoided looking at me, but I could feel her longing as the wolves greeted her. She sat next to Rose, who was painting her nails with a bored expression. “Edward will translate as Jasper teaches. Please, listen,” Esme instructed as she slightly pushed me to the front. All the boys were phased by now and watching me with piercing gazes. I could feel my mate’s eyes burning a hole into my back.
“Newborns are very predictable: They are strong, stronger than us, easy targets, angry, thirsty, and fast. They are hard to control most of the times, but if they have any sanity they will soon give up, but you may just end up killing them. Now, never go for the easiest target, they will guess it. And never, ever let them get their arms around you. If they do, well, I guess you’ll find out.” I explained professionally. “Emmett will come first since he is the closest thing to a newborn’s mind.” I said and Emmett’s eyes narrowed. Rosalie snorted, “I’ll try not to break anything,” Emmett growled as he stepped forward. I rolled my eyes, “What I meant is that Emmett relies on his strength.” Emmett kept grumbling under his breath. The wolves grumbled to themselves as Edward translated. The day went on and Alice called regularly to tell us how close Victoria was coming with more newborns. She was still undecided, skipping through every state before sticking in Texas. It bugged me that she was there. Something was up. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I was sitting with Edward, laughing at his stupid jokes when Bella walked up, nervous. I stood, waiting for an explanation. She fiddled with her fingers before meeting my gaze. I could feel the family’s eyes on us. “I wanted to say I was sorry. I’m sorry I hurt you, I’m sorry I walked out on you, and I’m sorry I made this huge mess in the family.” She whispered, tears filling her eyes as she continued. The orbs darted back up to mine, “And I was hoping…you could think about taking me back?”
Anxiety was forming in her chest. It was ridiculous. It was a stupid question. A really stupid question. I almost smiled and decided to tease her a little further. “Okay, I’ll think about it.” I promised seriously. She nodded, turning away. Ridiculous! I quickly grabbed her arm as I heard her quick intake of breath and spun her around so I could press my lips to her’s. She quickly responded, threading her hands through my hair as my mouth molded to her’s. One of my hands cupped her cheek as the other held tightly to her hip. I heard Jacob pass us and mutter, “Finally,” under his breath. I smiled as I parted from my girl and she blushed at everyone’s stares, but was smiling like a teenage girl, because she was. I held her tightly to me, relishing in the feel of her warmth. Jacob was right. FINALLY! Bella “…I mean, can you believe it, Bella? It was like yesterday that I first meant you and we were best friends! I mean, we like totally hit it off! Its fine that you went through that whole depression thing and everything’s cool now. Isn’t it awesome how we both ended up with awesome guys?! I got Mike and you got Jasper. I still can’t see what those Gods saw in you, but everything’s fine now. We’re graduating! Aren’t you excited?!” Jessica squealed.
“Yeah,” I muttered, glaring at the stage as if it were her head, “Ecstatic.” I couldn’t stand this bitch, but it was graduation and I was ready to start my new life with my new family. I glanced behind me, then, immediately grimaced when I saw Charlie, Phil, Renee, Billy, Jake, and the rest of the wolves. The tribe accepted my decision, but the rest knew nothing about it. Charlie was still upset that I was leaving for Alaska tomorrow, when I was really going to go stay in New York with Peter and Char. Alice had never come back, but Rosalie, my growing friend, quickly explained she was fine and just searching. Edward was fine, too, and even said he was inviting Tanya down to visit. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* We were all standing on the stage, when I suddenly felt hands on my waist. I gasped, no one noticed, gratefully, but the hands quickly pulled me behind the stage and curtain. I smiled as I stared into Jasper’s honey eyes. He grinned back, holding me tight to him. “Hey.” I whispered. I could hear the ceremony beginning, but I knew that I would be out there just in time. “Mmmm,” he hummed in acknowledgement as he pressed his lips to mine, “I want you right now.” I giggled as his lips moved down my neck, sucking and dominating, “Jazz, not right now.”
“You know you want it.” He replied, grabbing my ass. “No, Jasper, We…can’t…” I trailed off as his finger slipped over my slit. I gasped then moaned quietly as he slipped off my ugly golden gown. My hat fell off my head as his hands threaded through my hair. I pressed my mouth back to his as he lifted me up off the ground. I whimpered, thrusting my hips down on top of his as his hands lifted the blue dress that reached my knees, which Rose had put me in. He slowly reached around the back and unzipped the material so my matching blue bra was exposed. Our lips were frantic, tongues tasting the others. His pants were somehow lowered and my bra was off. His mouth was on my erect tips before I could comprehend it. I bit my lip to stop the loud moan that was going to escape my lips. I didn’t want to interrupt the principle’s speech. “Jazz,” I gasped out, “What if someone catches us?” “No one will if you don’t make a noise like this,” He suddenly wrenched my panties aside and thrusted two fingers in me. I bit my lips harder, but a tiny whimper escaped my mouth. Jasper increased the suction on my nipple and curled his fingers inside me. I groaned, throwing my head back and realizing he had moved our intimate position to an old table. “Be good.” He whispered around my nipple, before swirling his tongue around the erect tip. “Jazz, stop teasing me!” I groaned. I was suddenly turned over, on my stomach with my hot core dripping with desire and fresh from the cold air. His boxers fell with his pants and he entered me quickly.
He thrusted in and out from behind as I gripped onto the table for dear life and sanity. I felt my orgasm fill and I quickly came on him, screaming out his name. Jasper froze and quickly let me go so he could dash away. “Bella?” Jessica raised the curtain to expose my naked body and I quickly covered myself with my golden gown, throwing it back on. I turned bright red when my eyes landed on the principle. The rest of the family had similar reaction. Rose looked bored, the tribe had WTF expressions, Emmett was laughing, Esme was covering Edward’s eyes, Carlisle was shaking his head, Renee was still filming with wide eyes, Phil was laughing with Emmett, and Charlie was turning purple. He whipped his head to Jasper, who was sitting in his seat like he had been there the whole time, which he had a small smile on his face. My cell suddenly rang and I opened it. “Hello?” “Run, Little Bird.” Peter advised bluntly. “Wow, thanks, Pete.” I quickly stood and scrambled away, but not before running out onto the stage and snatching my diploma away from the flabbergasted principle. Worst day EVER! Jasper “Peter!” Bella squealed and busted out of the car to jump into his arms, her legs wrapping around his waist as he lifted her up off the ground.
I could smell her salty tears; she had obviously missed Peter the most. No matter how much time she spent with Charlotte, she felt this strange connection with him. “I’m glad to see ya, Little Bird.” He whispered in her hair. He carried her inside with a few bags as Char tackled me. When she realized her actions, she was shocked. “Sorry, Jazzy. Ya okay?” she asked worriedly. “Fine.” I replied. “Good.” I, then, felt a sharp slap against my left cheek. I stared at Char incredulously as I comprehended what she did, “That’s for not callin’ me, fucker.” She spat. “Holy fucking Jesus hell, woman! That hurt!” I shouted. “Good!” she repeated, venom flying out of her mouth before she started to calm down, “Are ya okay?” “Yeah.” I huffed. I threw some lethargy her way and she fell to the ground. I hurried all the boxes into the house, but stopped when I saw a strange blue current around Bella. I frowned and stepped forward, reaching my hand towards it. “No! Major!” Peter cried, but my hand already pressed against it. A shock jolted through my body and I was thrown across the room and through a wall. Shocks went through my body, pure anguish as I let out a roar of agony. “Jazz!” I heard my mate’s voice call in panic as she quickly ran over to me. The pain stopped and I breathed a sigh of relief, my
form calming. Bella smiled softly at me, “Sorry, Jazz. I was trying really hard for Peter.” I sat up and glared hatefully at my so called brother. He grinned sheepishly. “What the hell was that?” “My shield, Jazz. I can connect with emotions and I was waiting for you to come in so I could test with you.” She explained. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The next few hours, we practiced on her shield. When Bella got tired, I took her to our new room and tucked her in. Char, Peter, I had a meeting. “So, what are we dealin’ with?” Peter leaned back in the couch, sighing. I rolled my eyes at his casualness. “This is serious, Peter. Someone could take Bella from us,” Char reminded him. His red eyes darkened at that, then, flickered to mine seriously. “Edward killed Victoria’s mate because he was trying to hunt Bella,” I answered. “And she wants revenge?” Char finished, raising a blonde brow. I nodded and Peter spoke up, “This is stupid. We can go kill her now.” I shook my head, “We’ve tried, but now she’s been creating newborns in Texas,” It quiet for awhile. Then, it clicked.
“No! Ya don’t think…?” Char gasped. Peter grimaced, shaking his head slowly in denial, “It couldn’t be…” “Maria,” I hissed. How had I not seen it before? Peter shot up, “We have to go tell Little Bird.” I stood, too, “No way. It’ll just stress her more.” “What will?” Bella was at the bottom of the staircase, staring at all of us with her innocent-looking eyes. Char smiled gently, trying to avert her eyes from Bella’s curious gaze. “What are you doin’ up?” Peter asked with a hard voice. I hissed at his tone. “It’s ten,” Bella stated simply. I glanced at the window and saw indeed the sun had risen again. We were probably so surprised and stressed out that we didn’t hear or notice neither sun nor Bella waking. She walked to the kitchen and grabbed a bowel out of the cabinet, before turning back to us, “Is there a reason you all are staring at me like I have a second head?” “Well, with that pimple I would think so,” Peter replied bluntly. “What!? I do not have a pimple!” Bella denied, but ran towards the bathroom to check. Peter turned to us, “We need to talk to another coven. Maybe Ben.” He suggested.
“Call up, then, Petey,” Char urged just as Bella came back with her arms crossed. “Okay, I don’t have a pimple and you vampires are hiding something?” she asked, tapping her bare foot against the wood in the kitchen. Peter and Char stood, smiling sheepishly. “Yeah, we gotta go hunt,” they quickly left, leaving me with an upset and confused Bella. I quickly blurred over to her and put my hands on her full hips. “You look sexy,” I whispered in her ear, tracing my tongue around her delicate shell. She shivered and I smelled her arousal, but she shook her head and shoved against my chest. I allowed her to push my back a few steps, “Nope, Mr. Whitlock. You can’t have any of me unless you tell me what’s going on.” Oh, fuck that. “Okay, fine. Victoria is creating newborns and bringing them to us for a fight. We need to train and protect you, so we’re bringing in reinforcements. The other vampires and the wolves. We also think Maria might have something to do with this.” I explained. She nodded, taking in the information. I placed my hands back on her hips and lifted her up into my arms. She complied, wrapping her legs and arms around my body. I traced my nose up her neck, basking in her scent, “Can I have some now?” She moaned in response and I took that as a yes. I hurried to our room, throwing her onto the bed. My mouth found hers, fire and
ice mixed together. Before I knew it, she was naked up under me and I was sucking on her core, eager for the sweetness and woman that dripped from her center. Her moans were getting louder, her pulls on my hair harder, and her thrashes wilder. “Cum for me, Bella,” I whispered, blowing my cool breath over her hot entrance. When she did, I swallowed her down, her sweet taste overriding my senses. She screamed my name as I finished and took one of her nipples in my mouth. She lifted her bottom so she could take me in her. I bucked forward so that I was entering her warmth. That was when my cell rang. Bella and I both groaned. She lifted herself up and wrapped her arms around me, latching her fingers into my hair, “Let it go to voicemail.” I was about to object, but she bucked forward, taking my tip in. I moaned, but the cell rang again. It had to be important. “They would only call if it was important, Darlin’.” I explained. She huffed, but let me go, leaning back so she was straddling me. I grabbed the phone and pressed it against my ear, “This better be good, fucker.” “Get dressed, we’ll be home with Ben in fifteen,” Peter ordered. I growled under my breath. “How did you get him here so fast?”
I stood, pacing, even though I was fully naked. Bella was suddenly in front of me and I stopped short as she hopped on the dresser and pulled me closer by wrapping her legs around my waist. I entered into her warmth again as Peter explained, which I ignored and lifted Bella up. She moaned, “Fuck! Major! STOP! Tell the vixen we got things to do!” “Uh huh. I gotta go.” I replied, completely ignoring him as I hung up and grabbed Bella’s ass so I could deeper. Her moans got louder; I could feel her walls clench around me, creating her long orgasm, mine, too. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* After a while, we were dressed, well, I was, while Bella only had on underwear and one of my shirts with her hair in a messy bun and her bang falling in her face. She was reading silently, but I could feel her gaze. “That book must be really boring since you keep staring at me.” I flickered my eyes to her rolling ones as she slapped my arm playfully, but she was rolling with lust and love. “Those are some pretty strong feelings you’re emitting there, Darlin’.” I said. She smiled. “You have strong feelings for me, too, Mr. Whitlock.” She whispered back as she turned onto her belly and locked eyes with mine. She grinned at me, her bang falling into her eye. I lifted a hand and tucked the thick hair behind her ear.
“Shall we stir up those feelings?” My voice was husky. She leaned up and her lips met mine as she giggled. I landed on top of her, trailing my hands up her thighs, moving the top up so my fingers found her white underwear. The door suddenly busted open and there stood Benjamin. His black hair fell into his red eyes as his pale skin stood out. I growled at him, jumping up and slamming his form against the wall, creating a crack. “What the fuck, man?” I growled. He should know I was highly protective of my mate. He didn’t even look hurt or upset. He shrugged, smirking smugly. “I haven’t seen human and vampire sex in awhile and thought fuck it.” He grinned, his British accent slipping into his voice. I growled, lifting him off the ground, but Bella stopped me, “Jazz! Let him go!” Ben grinned, “Yeah, Jazz. Let me go.” I growled again, shoving harder, “Jasper Whitlock!” I glared at him, but lowered, letting go of his shirt so I could stand by Bella, who had her arms crossed over her chest. “Say your sorry!” she admonished. “Why?” I exclaimed, frowning. “Because you just slammed him into the wall for no reason!” she replied, pointing at the grinning vampire.
“Sorry,” I muttered. Ben laughed and blurred over to Bella, shaking her hand, but secretly checking out her naked legs. I hissed at him, warning the dick. “Hello, Treacle, it’s nice to meet you,” he greeted, “Peter sure wasn’t talking shit. You smell delicious.” “That’s enough.” I growled, pushing him away from my girl. He smirked. Suddenly, the door opened again and Emmett waddled in with his eyes covered. “Is everyone decent?” “Yeah, Em, you can uncover your eyes.” Bella assured him as she pulled on some small shorts. He peeked his eyes open and smiled at me. “Sup, dude. Where’s the Denali’s?” “They’re flying here,” I assured him. “Tanya, Irina, and Kate.” “Irina?” Bella’s voice shook. Irina had been with Laurent, who had tried to attack Bella, getting him killed. Irina absolutely loathed my mate. I turned to her. “Don’t worry, I won’t let her touch you.” I reassured her. Ben and Em nodded. Rose walked in, sitting her bags in the hall. “This house is beautiful. I call the room by the Denali’s.” “’Kay, babe.” Em called to her as she raced down the hall with Bella. “Where are the others?” I asked.
“Their outside. Edward is hunting. Char and Peter…” Em trailed off as they stepped into the room, “Right here.” I rolled my eyes as Peter glared at me, “You hung up on me,” “So?” I crooked a brow. “That hurts, man,” Peter whined. I rolled my eyes as I pushed him out of the way so I could hug Char. She allowed me, too, but was still a little grouchy at me. “Where’s Bella?” Emmett frowned. “She left like two minutes ago.” Peter shrugged. Em crossed his arms, “Oh, I see how it is, no love for the Emster.” I rolled my eyes again as I passed them. Esme and Carlisle were setting up their room downstairs. I quickly greeted them, then searched for Bella. Apparently, Edward and she were outside talking. When I was about to step outside, Peter stopped me, “Give them a minute, Major.” I watched as Edward said something smart and Bella threw him across the yard without a move or glance. She stood calmly and walked over to us. She smiled when she saw me, batting her long lashes and showing off her innocent eyes. “You know, Alice called and said there was is a thunderstorm tomorrow and I found this really good field in the woods,” Emmett smirked. Bella squealed with delight.
Rose rolled her eyes, “You can’t play anyway.” “It doesn’t matter. I want to see Jasper play.” Bella shrugged. “You saw Jasper play the other time,” Emmett objected. She blushed, grinning. “But I wasn’t focused on him.” She said quietly. “Yeah,” Peter called from the staircase, “she was focused on his ass,” Bella gasped and turned a brighter red as I grinned, “I was NOT!” “Was so!” “Was NOT! You weren’t even there!” “So!?” “UGH! You’re so annoying!” Bella shrieked and ran up the stairs. Peter turned to the staircase and pointed his finger after her, “And ya better not sneak out tonight or ya grounded!” “Fuck you! You’re not my dad!” “That’s it! Ya grounded!” “For what?!” Bella screamed. “Because I said so! Now, go to bed!”
“Ugh! I hate you!” Bella shrieked back, slamming the door to our room. Peter huffed angrily and sat down on the couch. Char went to comfort him. “Ya think I was too hard on her?” he asked her. “Nah, ya did what was right.” Everyone stared at them with confused expressions as I ran up to go check on Bella. (AN: As you can see, Bella and Peter have a weird relationship.) ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Bella I stood on the side, next to Esme. My uniform fitted me snugly and I was irritated to see a few side glances from Edward, Peter, Ben, and Jazz. They needed to focus on the game. The thunder boomed and Esme glanced up, smiling, “It’s time,” I grinned widely as Edward stepped to bat. Emmett teased him from far out in the field while Rose took first base. “Hey, betta, betta swing!” Peter called to Edward, grinning like a fool as Charley rolled her eyes. Tanya was pitching, staring at Edward adoringly as he smirked at her. He held up the bat to position it as she nodded at Ben, the catcher. They made hand signals, before they decided on one, Tanya nodding at her sisters to flank with Rose.
She threw the ball, so fast that it didn’t register to my eyes. I heard the ear-splitting hit and the ball whistled through the air. Straight toward Jazz. “Jasper!” I shouted to him. He was glaring at Peter, but snapped his head towards me when he heard his name. His golden eyes focused on the ball and he zoomed forward. It whistled past his hand, but he quickly blurred after it. It was silent for a second, before the small ball flew past Peter and Rose caught it in one hand. I was so focused on the ball that I hadn’t seen Edward running towards fourth base and heading towards home. I grumbled under my breath as I stood at home, focusing as the ball headed towards me and I caught with my shield and hit Edward against the head with it, smirking. “You’re out,” I grinned fully as Emmett let out a boisterous laugh. Edward grimaced, rolling his eyes at me as Peter stepped to bat. Tanya threw the ball and it smacked against the steel and shot across the field. I watched as Emmett and Jasper both looked up and jumped for the ball. I grinned, slapping a hand on my face as I giggled. I heard their stone flesh collide. “What the fuck, dude!? I totally had that!” Em growled as Peter swirled past me, grinning. I stuck my tongue out at him and he did the same. Charley grabbed his outstretched tongue, “Ow! Ow! You’re hurting it!”
I rolled my eyes as Jasper playfully pushed Emmett away from him and stood, “Next!” I called out. Carlisle stepped up, smirking at Tanya. She rolled her topaz eyes and threw a fast curve ball. Carlisle missed it the first time and I stood ready for his signature move. He missed the second time, letting Tanya think she had won, but hit it the third time, surprising everyone. I grinned widely as the ball was thrown above me by Rosalie and I jumped up, grabbing it my hand and throwing at Kate. She caught it swiftly, but Carlisle already passed me, which I had missed because of my slow reflexes. Well, compared to them it was slow. Carlisle kissed my cheek as he passed me and I rolled my eyes at him. I could practically feel his cockiness. Rose giggled from second base. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* We were now tied, Tanya’s and Jazz’s teams. Jasper took a quick break with me as I drank some water. Ben was flirting with Kate, causing her to sit out as he waggled his eyebrows. Edward was still pouting, saying my shield was cheating. I grinned at him as Jazz pressed a kiss to my forehead. “C’mon, Bells! I’m ready to whoop some ass!” Em complained. I rolled my eyes, but stood. I could feel Irina’s glare, but ignored it as Jasper growled at her. She froze and turned away, grumbling under her breath. As we took our positions, a loud boom of thunder soared through all our ears. I jumped, but the vampires continued, like it was nothing. The ball was thrown and Ben hit it across the field. Edward jumped in the air, catching it.
No one was focused on me, maybe Jasper and Peter, but no one else. So no one really sensed or saw a flash of red hair snatch me up. I screamed, causing all the vampires to snap their heads to me, Jasper’s the fastest. My eyes met his, which were turning black. Peter was the closest to me and dashed after Victoria. The wind whipped around my face, causing my hair to thrash around wildly like my limbs as I tried to reach out to Peter. He outstretched a hand, too. We were so close that our fingertips softly brushed against each other’s until he was tackled by a blonde newborn male. “Peter!” I shrieked in worry. I was so traumatized that I couldn’t even focus to put up my shield. Victoria was holding me so tight that I couldn’t breathe. I struggled to labor air as we skidded to a halt, over a cliff. I could hear the water crashing over the waves; we were deep into the forest, probably not in New York anymore. The cliff was much higher than the ones at La Push. My heart thundered in my chest as I gasped for air. “Victoria, let me go!” I shrieked. Suddenly, blonde curls were standing about ten feet away. I smiled brightly when I registered it was Jasper. “Jazz!” I choked out. He glared at Victoria with angry, hard eyes. My shield was slowly starting to rise as the cold wind hit my face. Emmett, Ben, and Peter emerged from the woods, growling. Suddenly, I was whipped out of her arms and held over the high cliff. I screamed highly, shaking my limbs wildly as I registered the deep, harsh waters and sharp rocks at the bottom. Victoria was
holding me by my jacket hood, hissing at the boys. My hat fell off my head, dropping slowly into the water. I screamed again; panic setting into my brain. I didn’t want to die like this, but Victoria would probably jump in after me and take me away. After what Laurent described, I was in for weeks of torture. Ben hesitated, but Peter and Jasper growled as Emmett watched my form with scared and cautious eyes. Victoria hissed at Jazz, “Don’t come any closer, Jasper, or I’ll snap her neck and throw her off the cliff. You know she could be dead in less than a second.” “True, but you also know that I would have you dead the next second,” Jasper stated calmly, sliding out of his crouch. Victoria growled again, knowing it was the truth. Suddenly, the same blonde man broke through the woods and threw Emmett off the cliff and into the trees. They started to fight as Ben went to go help. “Good job, Riley. At least your good for something,” Victoria muttered under her breath. Peter glanced briefly at the wrestling vampires and she took that chance to let go of my hood. I screamed, reaching a hand out towards the edge, but my efforts were in vain as the wind whipped around me wildly. Tears began in my eyes as the long fall started and the cold wind whirled around me, prickling my skin. I called out the only name I could think of, “Jasper!” Jasper
Everything happened in slow motion, then. Riley attacked, grabbing Emmett and throwing him into a tree, causing it to fall from the blow. Ben went to go help, growling under his breath as he sprang for Riley. Peter turned to check on them, hearing the tearing stone flesh. I kept my eyes locked on Victoria as she smirked and slowly unclenched her fingers from Bella’s jacket. “Jasper!” My mate screamed. I growled in horror, launching forward and pushing Victoria out of the way. I threw myself off the cliff. Bella’s face was a look of terror as she reached a hand out desperately, but her eyes shined when she registered me coming for her. I dove deeper, wrapping my arms around her waist and slamming us into the sea together. Water flooded both of us, causing Bella to scream in shock, but bubbles filled her wail. I quickly covered her mouth, blocking off her breathing like mine. When I got control of her thrashing arms, she finally fainted from exhaustion and terror. I rose up from the water so I could inspect her. Her face was covered in droplets, her hair was smoothed back by the water and her pink lips were trembling. But, she was fine. I stared up to see that Victoria and the newborn had gotten away. “Ya okay?” Peter called, waving a hand above his head. I held up my thumb, nodding. “Icky Vicky got away, but bring Little Bird back up. Carlisle wants to check her,” I nodded. I held on tight to Bella as I carried her to shore. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
I brushed Bella’s damp hair back. She had been out for a few hours, in her own world. Carlisle came into our room to check her temperature and heart. “Can you feel anything from her, Jasper?” He asked quietly as her eyelids fluttered. I concentrated, but felt nothing but blankness. She was blocking me with her shield. Her breathing and heart suddenly cut off and I jumped up, staring in shock as everything was quiet, then, her chest rose and started again. Her eyelids fluttered and opened. I leaned down, my eyes resting on her’s. They were dazed, her pupil dilated as she focused. Finally, they rested on me as she gasped for air, “Jasper,” she choked out, “Bella, are you alright?” I asked as she rubbed her head. “Just my head,” she replied, “What happened?” “Victoria got away, after she threw you into the water,” I growled at the memory. She smiled softly, “Oh, yeah. You saved me.” I nodded, smiling back as I moved the hair from her face. Carlisle checked her quickly and I was glad to see she didn’t have any broken bones. A few bruises dotted her waist and stomach, but she was fine, other than that. When she started to cough, I vaguely wondered if she had a cold, but she perked up when Char gave her some tea. For the next few days, after Bella went to sleep, all of us had a meeting. Rose suggested we go to Texas and Emmett backed her up.
“Don’t you think the Volturi would’ve done something by now?” Edward asked me quietly. I nodded, sighing. Peter squinted his eyes as he tried to find some kind of clue, “I can feel Victoria, but nothin’ else. It’s…creepy.” “We should just go down to Texas and teach that bitch some manners!” Rose sneered, shooting up. As much as I wanted to agree with that theory, I didn’t want to leave Bella alone. “Rosalie!” Esme admonished, glaring at the blonde from the kitchen, “We have to make good decisions,” “Fuck that. I’m ready to beat some ass after what I saw what happened to Bella,” Emmett objected. Edward nodded with our brother. “I actually detected one newborn yesterday when I was hunting. They had an article of Bella’s clothing,” he said. “And ya didn’t tell anyone?” Char growled. He glared at her. “No.” “Wait, what color was it?” Rosalie asked suddenly, worry etched on her features. “Purple top,” Edward shrugged. “Dammit! That was an original!” Rose snapped, stomping her high heeled foot. I rolled my eyes, “Why would he want it? I doubt it was his size.” Emmett chuckled.
“So, where does this leave us?” Carlisle asked. “We could head to Texas and keep a close watch.” Tanya offered, gesturing to her sisters, who nodded. “That would be good. The wolves can go with you. Make sure the Volturi isn’t getting involved with anything and if they’re there. Come. Back.” I warned, staring Tanya dead in the eyes. She nodded mutely and they packed their stuff quickly, leaving the house. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The next morning, I came upstairs to see Bella sick. She was throwing up into the toilet, emptying her stomach contents. I patted her back, and then stopped when she feebly pushed me away, stood, and brushed her teeth. I didn’t understand her sickness. Was she okay? She quickly reassured me by giving me a smile around her toothbrush. I smiled back, settling on the bed as she rushed to shower and dressed. I headed back downstairs so I could fix her breakfast, but Esme beat me to it. I plopped down on bar stool as Peter did the same. I turned to him, “Where is everyone?” “Char and Rose went shoppin’ and dragged Ben with them. The wolves are in Texas with the Denali’s. Edward, Emmett, and Carlisle are huntin’.” Peter explained. I sighed as he squinted. “Somethin’ is up with Bella,” He stated, “I can’t see her properly,” I frowned in worry and confusion. He clapped a hand on my shoulder, “It’s okay, Major. She’ll be fine.”
I nodded as he stood and walked outside. Esme smiled kindly at me as she handed me Bella’s food to me. I walked upstairs and saw her on the bed in a hoodie and skinny jeans. I kissed her head repeatedly, causing her to giggle and turn to me. She looked tired, even though she had a full nights sleep. It was very warm in this room, and I wondered why she had on a jacket. She blushed, noticing my stare, “It’s a little chilly,” she shrugged. I frowned, grabbing her hand, it was cold, colder than what it should be, “Are you feeling okay?” She smiled wider, “Besides the chills, I’m great.” I nodded slowly and handed her the food. She said thanks and called Carlisle quickly. “Jasper?” He greeted. “Carlisle, can you give Bella another checkup. She throwing up and really cold, but she says she’s fine.” “Hmmm…sure, Jasper. This is unusual, but I’m sure it’s just a minor cold from the cold water,” He explained. “Of course.” I sighed with relief. I was worrying for nothing. I hang up on him and went to sit next to Bella. She was asleep now, which was weird since she just got up, but looked tired. Suddenly, my phone rang and I frown when I saw it was Irina. I pressed it to my ear, “Irina?” “Jasper!” she screamed into my ear. I cringed, “We need your help!”
I sat up, “What’s going on?” I hissed. “The wolves were ambushed by the airport and my sisters are traders. They left with Victoria and now, I’m lost. I’m alone. I need help,” her voice broke. I frowned, Tanya was loyal and so was Kate. Something was wrong. “I’m on my way.” ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “How long will you be gone?” Bella asked me quietly. She had gotten paler in the last two days, and more tired. It scared me. Carlisle said she had a high fever now and probably had the flu. Char and Rose promised to take care of her while Ben, Em, and Edward did patrol. I pressed a kiss to her soft lips and leaned my forehead against her’s. She smiled softly as I grasped her hands in mine. “In three days the most.” “Promise?” she whispered hopefully. I nodded. She sighed and backed away, zipping up my suitcase, “Be careful.” I smirked, taking my bag as I pressed one more kiss to her lips, “Love you,” “I love you, too.” She murmured. I quickly turned for the door, after glancing one more look at my mate and turned away. Bella
“Are you hungry, Bella?” Edward asked from behind me. I turned to face him. This was the second day Jasper had been gone and I was starting to worry. “No, actually. I feel…nauseous.” I quickly hurried to the bathroom, emptying everything out of my stomach. I heard Peter croon words at me as he held my hair. When I was done, I scurried to the wall, leaning against it, “Where is he, Peter?” “He’s still in Texas. Don’t worry, Little Bird. I can still feel him,” he assured. I nodded. I went to go check our bathroom cabinets for some Tylenol for my headache. I had to stand on my tiptoes to reach the top shelf as Peter chuckled at my efforts. I rolled my eyes, but paused when my hand grazed against a pad. I quickly brought it down and stared at it, confused. “Peter, what’s today?” I asked quietly, my eyebrows merging. “The fourteenth,” he answered automatically, “What’s wrong?” I didn’t answer, just started mouthing words, counting the numbers. It was so late. Why? The only cause would be… Peter was suddenly next to me and stared at my PMS use, “Ya passin’ this off as ya period?” he wrinkled his nose in confusion. “No, I’m late! So late!” I hissed, jerking away from him and running into my room. My hands immediately flew to my stomach as butterflies flew through it. Or was it something else…
Peter blurred in front of me, “LB, ya really need to invest in Nike because all ya do is run. Slow down white rabbit, we’ll find Wonderland. Ya ain’t that late for ya date.” He joked, but worry showed in his eyes. “Peter, I am serious! I think I’m…I-I think…” Tears formed in my eyes as my stomach fluttered again. “I’m p-p-pregnant.” His ruby eyes widened, then, slowly drifted to the hand that was still rested on my stomach, “No way.” ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* I sat on the couch as everyone yelled around me. “What do you mean?” “Ever heard of a condom?” “This is impossible!” “She’s human!” “Crazy shit!” “No way!” “Will you all calm down!?” I blocked them all out; their sweet voices were starting to hurt my head, “Stop! Everyone shut up!” Rose was the only one who stayed calm and held my hand while Emmett, Peter, Edward, and Carlisle paced. Esme was worrying, hoping I was okay.
“This is impossible. But, it all points to it. The morning sickness, the fever, the missing cycle. It’s amazing…” Carlisle continued to muse until he turned to me, “How are you feeling, Bella?” “Fine, right now. Rosalie’s cold so it helps,” I felt Rose press tighter to me, “Am I going to be okay?” “I’ll make sure of it,” Carlisle replied, “You should have something to eat. Esme, please.” Esme nodded, smiling sadly at me before turning to go get me something to eat. “We should call Jasper,” Edward suggested, reaching for his phone. I stood carefully, now more careful with my movements. “Bella, be careful!” Rose exclaimed, helping me up. I allowed her to as Char came out of the kitchen with a sandwich. I reached a hand out to Edward as he dialed. “Don’t, I want to tell him!” I hissed, but he already pressed it to his ear. His dark eyebrows knitted together as he took it from his ear and hung up. “What?” I questioned. “He isn’t answering.” Edward said simply, raising his brows. Emmett tried him, so did Ben, and Esme, and Rose, and Peter, and Emmett, and Carlisle, and Charley, and finally me. I stood in shock, Jasper had always answered me. My mouth parted in shock, my pink lips dry. “He isn’t answering.” Jasper
I landed swiftly on my feet, Irina’s scent filling my nose. I ran through the woods, before I skidded to a halt, Irina sitting in the middle of the forest, her back turned to me. She whirled around to face me, her eyes bright red. I gasped in surprise, then, stepped into a crouch, “What the hell, Irina?” “Hello, Jasper,” She greeted, smiling brightly as she stood, “You didn’t bring the human with you. Poo.” She pretended to pout, her red eyes following my every movement. “Where is everyone?” I growled. She waved a hand dismissively, “I lost them at the airport, but stupid Kate followed me and I had to kill my dearest sister. It’s a shame really, I liked her.” “You sick bitch.” I cursed. She tsked me, “Oh, Jasper, you shouldn’t have said that.” Suddenly, there were newborns everywhere, circling us, but leaving an openings on the end so two familiar vampires could step through. Victoria smiled evilly at me and took Irina’s hand, “You two are fucked up. Give it up, Vic.” There was a loud laugh from the other entrance, “Oh, Major, ya haven’t changed at all.” The familiar country accent slipped into my ears and I turned to see my worst enemy. “Maria,” I hissed. She smirked at me.
“Major, so nice to see ya again. I have missed ya,” I growled, glaring at her every move, “Now, ya can come quietly or we could drag ya. Ya might be strong, but fifteen newborns are stronger.” I stiffened as all the vampires laughed. I didn’t say anything. My phone suddenly rang shrilly and she brought it to her face. I had just turned it back on. She pursed her lips as she stared at the screen. “Bella? A girlfriend?” she sneered. She suddenly crushed the phone in her hands and growled at the newborns. “Take him away!” she hissed. I felt them grab my arms and drag me away as Bella’s voice came to my mind. I pressed a kiss to her soft lips and leaned my forehead against her’s. She smiled softly as I grasped her hands in mine. “In three days the most.” “Promise?” she whispered hopefully. I nodded. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* The next week was torturous. They locked into a cold room. I could easily break down the door, but at least thirty newborns were out there. I couldn’t take them all. It still surprised me that Irina betrayed us, and I knew it was due to her mate Laurent. I felt sorry for her. Maria would come in every day and throw a random human in. Usually young women. I would resist, but the monster in me called to the blood. The human would either scream for help or pass out. After three days, Maria would hiss in fury and take the human out to give to the newborns. I would hear the women’s cries of pain,
which soon dulled. I would not and could not hurt another human being. I promised. On the second week, Maria grasped my face and looked into my coal black eyes. She smiled. “Ya hungry, Major. Why do ya resist? Just come back to me.” she begged as Riley dragged in another girl. She had black hair and pale skin, dark makeup was flowing down her face. “Please!” she cried, fighting against the grip on her hair. Riley smirked and threw her into the wall, “AGH!” Maria and Riley both smiled, “Enjoy.” The door slammed after them. My tied hands tightened into fists as the human’s sweet blood entered my nose. Finish her NOW! The monster in me roared. No! She could have a family! I yelled back. That doesn’t love her and probably threw her out! Give her peace! Give yourself peace! Sweet blood…I licked my lips, but my thoughts waved to my promise. No! I promised Bella. Bella… “Shh…” I crooned at the sobbing teenager. Her wide blue eyes met mine, “Tell me your name, honey.”
“M-Melinda,” she whispered, “Melinda Harris,” She quickly wiped her nose on her dark clothes, “Are you going to hurt me?” “No,” I wasn’t going to. I never said anything about the others. “Thank you.” She whispered. She clung to the injury on her head. For the next few days, she often talked and urinated on herself, but kept her head held high. Despite her nasty urinal problems, Melinda Harris was my new hero. She held hope in her blue eyes, telling me about her mom and how she wished she was with her. She cried often and I had to calm her with my powers to make her sleep. Finally, on day three, Maria roared and gripped the girl by her long hair. Melinda cried out, reaching a hand in my direction as her eyes widened with fear. Maria bit into her soft flesh, causing it to tear and blood to flow into her mouth. She moaned at the sweetness as the girl’s blue orbs stayed locked on mine. I didn’t even flinch as she screamed out my name, begging for me to help her. I’ve seen worst. The girl finally stopped her struggles and Maria threw her lifeless body down before hurrying over to me and pressing her lips to mine. The monster groaned at the taste as her tongue hurried to meet mine; Melinda’s blood was so sweet. Maria took my moan of pleasure as her own and started to remove her blouse. I growled, kicking her off of me. She grinned wickedly as she landed on the other side of the room. “You bitch,” I hissed at her, Melinda’s blood tainted my lips, “You killed her.”
“Yes, I did. And she was divine.” She grinned again, grabbing the dead body and leaving. The monster almost won, but I fought back. I was not loosing this. I made a promise. Bella I sipped on the blood as everyone watched me. I frowned, but found it to be pretty good. It didn’t taste different from orange juice, which was weird. My head hurt constantly, my body was getting skinnier, and my fevers running off the charts. I haven’t been getting sick lately, but it didn’t stop the nausea. Rose constantly hovered over me the first week and helped me pee often. Char made sure I was fed with Esme. Edward and Ben kept watch when the others needed to hunt. My heart was in pain, and I didn’t think I could take care of this baby by myself. What if the baby didn’t have a father, yet Peter said he still saw Jasper. I couldn’t live without him. Edward tried to comfort me often, but it didn’t work. The second week, I was getting sicker and sicker. My stomach stood out of my body like a small balloon. My ankles were swollen most of the time and it was hard to stand. I couldn’t stare myself in the mirror when I saw my sunken face. Peter tried to help me, but it worked to no avail. Jasper, the father of this vampire baby was still gone. The baby became stronger, kicking against my ribs when I fell asleep one night. It snapped in half. I got patched up at least every two days.
When Alice came home, she was wary. She had said that I wouldn’t make it through birth, but would be changed. I was scared. She wasn’t able to see Jasper that clearly, but she knew he was alive. When she advised us he was still in Texas, I stood up and ordered for me to go with the group. “Bella! This ridiculous!” Edward shouted as I started to pack some things, “Carlisle, tell her she is crazy.” Carlisle, Esme, Emmett, Charley, Peter, and Ben already left to meet with the Denali’s, who said Kate was dead and Irina was a trader. I wasn’t surprised. Rose and Edward stayed with me, making sure I was fine, but didn’t know I would fight to go to Texas. Carlisle sighed into the phone, “She’s fine, Edward. She has nine vampires on her side and a shield. She can come.” Rose nodded in agreement as she carried my things out of the car. “This is crazy! Your pregnant, Bella! The baby could come at any moment.” He yelled, gesturing to my large stomach. “I’ll be fine, Edward! He’s my mate! I have to go!” I shouted back. We glared at each other until Rose came to pick me up and load me into the car. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “UGH! You are so aggravating!” I screamed, glaring at Edward. He had been hovering ever since the other vampires, besides Peter, left to go searching the town. He constantly argued with me, telling that I was crazy to come down here.
Peter sighed in annoyance often, but kept his face in a magazine. We stayed in the hotel all day, I wanted to go sure for my Jazz, but I was told to stay here for my bulging belly. I had already became healthier and could now stand by myself, it made me look better, my hair shinier, my teeth whiter, and my skin clearer. Edward constantly brought my mood down. “Where are you going?” Edward called after me as I went to the front door. “Away from you!” I growled, slamming the door. I quickly got into the elevator and closed it before Peter and Edward could get on. I heard them call my name, but I kept going. I walked out of the hotel and into the cold, night air. I breathed in the air and sighed, trying to cool my nerves. Suddenly, the hair on the end of my neck stood up and I quickly turned to see bright red eyes. The woman was obviously a vampire and very beautiful with her short black hair and angular face. She smiled brightly at me. “Hi,” she greeted in a smooth voice. I nodded, “Are you looking for…Jasper?” she raised a perfect brow. I froze at his name and wondered how she knew him, but wordlessly nodded again. “Great! I know where he is!” she squealed, she sounded like Alice. I hesitated, as much as I wanted to see Jasper, I shouldn’t trust random vampires, especially with red eyes. “Y-You do?” I asked quietly. She nodded enthusiastically. “I’ve been keeping him safe from Maria. Irina attacked him and I saved him. He should be very lucky.” She explained.
“What’s your name?” I asked. “Brenda, but you can call me Bree.” She grinned again. She took my hand in her cold one, causing me to flinch at the icy touch. Before I knew it, I was in her arms and flying through the woods. Soon we were in front of some kind of factory. It was boarded up and sort of resembled a green house. It was so deep in the woods… Bree led me inside, flashing me another grin as opened a steel door. I walked in with her. “Are you sure you know where he—” Suddenly, I felt millions of hands holding me. I shrieked as they pulled me back. The light was turned on and a black haired woman stood in front of me. Maria. “Hello, ya must be Bella,” She stroked my cheek before turning to Brenda, “Good job, Brenda. Go fetch Riley.” Brenda nodded, heading away. The other three newborns held me tightly. Maria’s eyes drifted down to my bulging stomach and she smirked, “It’s not possible…is that Major’s?” I didn’t answer, but she already knew, “Looks like someone wants to see Major.” She cooed at my fluttering stomach before she raised her eyes back to me. Suddenly, the hands let me go and Riley was standing behind me, causing me to jump. He smirked at me as Maria nodded down the hall. Riley gripped my arms tightly, probably creating bruises, even though I knew that wasn’t his full strength. He pushed me forward, ignoring my struggles. I gripped my round stomach.
My baby. Our baby. Being pregnant took a lot of strength out of me and made my shield weaken. We were in trouble now. My stomach moved, troubled with my stressed. I rubbed the bump. We’re okay. It’s okay. When we got to the end of the dusty and stone hallway, we stopped in front of a door. It was steel and smelled of blood. I let my breathing stop as he pushed me inside. There he was. Jasper kept his head down, his blonde curls dirty and falling around his face like a halo. His strong body, just as dirty as his hair, was moving up and down with shallow breaths. His chest showed in the dim light above him, brightening his scars to me. Riley snickered in my ear; it was rich and velvety like Edward’s. “Look at your beloved. He’s like us now. Ready to kill the next meal. And that apparently is you.” After his cruel sentence, he threw me into the room and I fell onto the cold, concrete ground. He slammed the door behind him and I scrambled to sit up. My eyes found Jasper again and I hurried over to him, throwing my arms around his stone body. Even though it was cold and so was his body, it brought me warmth.
“Jasper!” I cried in rejoice. I hadn’t seen him in about three weeks. He had apparently gone missing and the family was trying to find him. Luckily, the weak knows-nothing, human found him. I inwardly rolled my eyes at Edward’s pettiness. Jasper let out a loud, uncut growl. Shock soared through my chest. Jasper hadn’t ever growled at me. This was a first. I backed away from him so I could see his beautiful face. His eyes were closed, but when he opened them they were pitch black. Blacker than Edward’s when he first met me, blacker than when he first tasted my blood, blacker than when Alice’s showed loneliness. His hands were tied behind his back, a hold he could easily break with his amazing strength. I reached for him again, but his fast reflexes caught my wrist. And it hurt. My eyebrows knitted together as tears sprung to my eyes. I didn’t cry out though. And that must’ve upset him. He growled louder and tightened his grip. That’s when I did shriek and backed away from him, rubbing my stomach as the baby fluttered, scared. He was too quick. He broke out of the iron he was taped in and lunged at me. I felt my back slam against the wall before I could comprehend what was happening. I felt a slash of pain and fire. No! Jasper pulled blood from my neck, in a hurry to get as much as he could. I was loosing consciousness and fast. I pushed against his chest, trying to fight against him, but my efforts were in vain. I wanted this at one time, to die, or to at least become one of their
kind, to live forever with Edward, but it ended up being Jasper I wanted the most. That’s all I ever wanted. He purred against my neck, the purr I had loved over the months. His drinking slowed down, now that he knew I was almost done. I wouldn’t blame him for this. I would blame Maria, his evil maker. I wanted Jasper to kill me; I would rather die from his hands than any other. I began to accept death. My thoughts waved to Charlie and Renee, they would be so upset. I was their only child. Then, they went to the Cullen’s. I knew they loved me with all their hearts. Peter and Charlotte passed through my mind and my heart ripped for them. Jacob would be the worst. I had hurt him many times, but he always stayed by my side. The baby stayed locked in my brain, Jazz would never meet him, be a dad. Finally, Jasper and I sprang. All the good times we had, all the sweetness, hot kisses, all the make-ups, all the fights, all the smiles, all the touches…they were gone. As I thought about this, I threaded my hands up his hard chest and into his soft curls. I had loved to pull on them to get his attention or pull him closer. “Jasp…er…I l-love y-y-you. S-So sorry I didn’t t-t-tell you… Pregnant…” I whispered into his ear. My vision was failing me from the blood loss. My hand fell to my side; I could not hold it anymore.
I thought I felt him pull back, but I wasn’t sure since I had closed my eyes. “Love you…” I whispered one last time before giving up my fight and surrendering to the darkness. Jasper The thirst was unbearable, causing the monster to roar for blood. I gave in after the third week. When Maria brought in the next human, I would drink to my heart’s content. Screw the promise, the monster purred. Promise… I heard soft steps and stumbling ones. My mouth watered with venom, ready to take my prey. My black eyes flashed to the door as it creaked open and my senses exploded. The blood was so sweet, so succulent, so…familiar. My eyes rose to a familiar girl with wide brown eyes, short, thick hair that reached her shoulders, and a pregnant belly. I had never killed a pregnant woman, but I was up to new things. Riley threw her in, causing her to stumble and fall. She stayed there for awhile before she launched herself at me. Her scent invaded my nose, making breathing impossible as I wrestled with the monster. What are you waiting for! Kill her now! I growled, shaking with anger and thirst. The girl backed away, but I gripped her wrist. She jumped, starting away as fear rose from her. I squeezed tighter and she cried out in pain.
I could detect the baby’s emotions, fear for his or her mother, but ignored it. She was my prey. I broke the chains on my wrists and lunged at her, pinning her small body to the wall. She cried out in pain as I bit into the soft skin of her neck. I could hear the screams of newborns and the scents of familiar vampires…my family? Things were starting register as I drank more of the delicious blood. The girl stopped struggling and ran her hands up my chest and into my hair. “Jasp…er…I l-love y-y-you. S-So sorry I didn’t t-t-tell you… Pregnant…” she choked out. I pulled back, staring at the familiar girl in confusion. She stared back at me, her eyes dazed and unfocused…but familiar. Everything about her was familiar. Suddenly, memories shot through my brain. Her tears, her beautiful body, her voice, her thick hair, her bright, happy brown eyes, her soft skin, her laughs, and her love for me. Mine… Bella’s eyes became dead as he body went limp, “Love you…” she whispered, letting go of my hair and closing her eyes. My mouth opened in complete shock and horror, her sweet blood staining my clothes and lips. “Bella!” I screamed. She slipped away from me, falling to the ground with a thud. Her stomach was large. Suddenly, she let out a long and ear-splitting scream. I flinched away from her as her large stomach started to move. The small shirt lifted, showing her purple bruises. Small movements moved her stomach, causing Bella to scream again and something to snap inside her. When she went still, so did her breathing and heart.
The door suddenly busted open and I was thrown into the wall by Peter. He covered my mouth and nose as Rose grabbed Bella off the floor. “The placenta’s been detached! They’re both dying!” she screamed. Everyone was talking at once, trying to help Bella as Peter and Emmett threw me out. The whole place was on fire, all the newborns dead, but they lead me through and pushed me out into the fresh air. “What’s going on?” I choked out, turning to them. They didn’t answer, just stared at me in disgust and shock. “You killed her, man.” Emmett growled and stepped forward, but Peter held him back. “Little Bird’s okay, she’ll be in a lot of pain, but she’ll be okay,” He assured, staring at me. I hung my head in shame. I had given up to the monster and almost killed Bella, my love. The rest of the family hurried out with Bella and Rose threw her into the car with Esme, Carlisle, Char, and Tanya. I was suddenly tackled to the ground by Edward and he threw me into a tree, which fell from the blow. Peter and Emmett stayed to the side as he crouched once again and tackled me. I had no reason to fight back, I did something wrong. After Edward stopped beating my ass, they made me hunt. I was not allowed to go back to New York for 24 hours. I missed Bella. I was advised that I had gotten Bella pregnant and she went into labor. Trust me, that’s a lot to take in.
~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* When we finally made it to New York, I hauled a taxi and immediately set off to see my child and mate. I had ditched the others. It was not soon enough when I finally made it to Peter’s giant house. Ben stopped me from going inside. “Are you sure your okay enough to go see Treacle?” he asked quietly, concern etched on his face. “I’m fine, Ben. Now, let me through so I can see my mate.” He moved aside quickly and I dashed up the stairs, following Bella’s blood. When I got to the top, Alice and Esme were sitting next to my mate. I had been gone through longer than I thought. Bella was already going through the change, but was quiet. They both turned to see me and smiled softly. Esme was the first to get up and hug me. “Jasper, your okay.” She rejoiced quietly. Alice was the next to hug me softly and smiled. “I gave her my venom. She’s going to be perfect. She was great during birth; the baby’s name is Renesmee, beautiful girl.” She reassured. I noticed that Bella’s stomach was flat, not containing our child. “Where’s Renesmee?” I asked. “Downstairs with Rose.” When they said that, I dashed out and hurried downstairs, only to see Rosalie cooing at my child. I growled lowly at her. She had never had a baby as her own and now she could have what Bella probably couldn’t.
“Rosalie, give me Renesmee.” I ordered. Her eyes shot up and she glared at me, clutching my child tighter. I hissed at her, “She’s my daughter.” “I have waited for decades to have a baby! I am NOT giving her up.” She growled back. My eyes widened in shock, “I love her, Jasper. She needs a mommy.” Alice strolled down the stairs calmly, “She already has one. Bella’s fine. She’s going to make it.” Rose’s eyes widened at this as she hissed. “But…but…” Emmett walked in and grabbed Renesmee away, advising Rose to get some air. After she left, Em carefully placed my child in my arms. Who would’ve thought? The Major of Vampires mated with a human and had a child. I stared down at my small miracle. Her wide brown eyes, much like Bella’s, were open. Her milky skin was hot, hotter than Bella’s, but hard like a vampire’s. Her lips were like my mate’s and her hair was small blonde curls. I held her up, staring at her small body. Suddenly, her small hot hand pressed against my cheek and hunger floated through me. So she had my power and she was hungry. “Um,” I hesitated, searching for a bottle. Esme, noticing my distress, handed me a steel bottle. I smiled at her and rubbed the bottle over my daughter’s smooth, pink lips. She opened in acceptance, sucking down the animal blood, “There we go, Doll.” I immediately fell in love with my baby girl. Renesmee Carlie Whitlock was my new baby girl. She sucked on the bottle
enthusiastically until it was done. When she was finished, I raised my eyes from her and saw everyone was staring at me. Peter and Char had small smiles on their faces, Edward was watching me intently, Esme and Carlisle were grinning, Rosalie was looking jealous while Emmett comforted her, Ben had a grin on his face, and Alice was smiling brightly, practically dancing. I threw Renesmee over my shoulder and started to pat her back softly. She let out a loud burp, causing Emmett to laugh. When I started to carry her up the stairs, everyone stopped me. I turned to them, growling. “Bella is MY mate and Renesmee is MY daughter! Bella will not attack. If she does, I will stop her. Peter, you can come.” Peter grinned and followed me up the stairs. “Only a few hours left!” Alice called after us. Bella The burning softly slowed in my now dead veins. All the memories that I had held so dear to my heart were lodged into my new brain. I kept my screams to myself, not wanting to hurt Renesmee. Her birth was still stuck in my brain. Flashback… My eyes rolled to the back of my head, making everything red. I heard velvety voices screaming about how my baby was dying. I couldn’t speak since blood was coming out of my throat. I gripped onto someone’s collar and pulled them close, trying to beg them with my gurgling.
“Get him OUT! He’s dying!” I shrieked. “The morphine!” Someone objected. “NO! NOW!!!” I roared. I didn’t care if I died, as long as my baby got a long, happy life with his or her father. I gripped onto someone’s cold fingers as pain soared through my stomach. I felt something prick over my stomach and I felt blood seep down my chest as someone grabbed the baby out of my flesh. I heard a high pitch cry and I knew it was my child. “It’s a girl!” Rosalie rejoiced. I reached for it, my eyes rolling back down so I could see the beautiful face of my daughter. “Renesmee, so beautiful…” I whispered, holding her tight to my chest. She smiled, pearly white teeth flashing. Suddenly, the baby was gone and I jerked as I heard a crack in my ribs. I screamed out in pain as I felt a slash of teeth into my wrists. That’s when everything turned to hell… Flashback over… I felt a hand brush against my cheek, “You are so beautiful, Bella. So is our baby.” I heard Jasper’s sweet as honey voice whisper to me. I was rejoiced. Jasper was finally here! Suddenly, the fire got more intense and I couldn’t hold my lips together this time, “HOLY MOTHERFUCK BITCH ASS COCK SUCKER!!” I shrieked. Probably not good language for the baby…
Everything was silent until I heard Peter’s obnoxious laugh, “Hey, everyone, Little Bird says hi.” I almost rolled my eyes, but stopped short when my heart made one more beat then stopped. I shot up, my eyes adjusting to the light as they opened. My mouth parted in shock, I could see, smell, and hear everything. It was amazing. I heard someone say my name from beside me and I jumped up, a hiss flying through my teeth. I was in shock as I quickly jumped off the hospital bed and into a crouch in the corner of the room. My eyes searched for the danger, but I found nothing but the concerned faces of my family. I straightened out of my crouch and rested my eyes on my baby that was being past around. She was quickly given to Esme who hurried downstairs. My heart was wounded, but I was a newborn. “Bella?” Jasper’s voice called again. My red eyes shot to his and I gasped. He was even more beautiful than the last time I saw him. “Jazz?” I breathed. He stepped forward hesitantly, a small smirk tugging at his full lips. He stopped in front of me and brushed his fingertips against my cheeks. I leaned in instinctively, staring into his golden eyes, “I missed you.” I pressed my lips to his and his eyes widened, but closed when they registered my movement. I cupped his cheeks, then, ran them up to his curls, pulling on them roughly. He groaned into my mouth and my tongue met his, tasting his flavor on my new taste buds. His hands gripped my hips, holding them tightly, lifting me slightly off the ground as I moaned. His lips became more frantic as one hand lifted up to my right breast to rub a thumb over my nipple, causing
it to harden and my back to arch. I gripped harder onto his curls, scraping my nails lightly on his scalp. A throat cleared behind us and my eyes shot open. I hurried away from Jasper as he chuckled and wrapped an arm around my waist before turning to the family. I would’ve blushed, but there was no more blood in my veins. I ran a hand through my thicker and longer hair, grinning sheepishly. Jasper Carlisle was the first to step forward in awe of her beauty and calmness, shit, I was, too. No newborn should be this calm. Bella stared at him, radiating shock from the beauty she could see on all their faces. She could see everyone clearly now. “How do you feel, Bella?” he questioned professionally. He was radiating curiosity from her change. Bella pursed her lips and made her face innocent. It was the perfect poker face. “It was weird. Painful, yet, not as bad as I thought it would be. It was…amazing.” She enthused. “What do you remember?” Carlisle pressed, taking another step forward. “I remember the pain, blackness, the placenta detached…” she trailed off, her eyes widening in worry, but she quickly dissipated it when she registered Renesmee’s heartbeat downstairs. I flinched when I realized that she purposely went over how she got changed, but she didn’t seem to notice. I tightened my arm around her waist.
“Anything else?” Carlisle asked again. He was eager for more, hoping the morphine worked. Bella became uncomfortable, shifting on her pale feet, trying to avoid Carlisle’s eyes, “Um…” “Of course! Of course! You would like to hunt! Jasper, why don’t you take Bella hunting?” He assured quickly. I froze up. I had completely forgotten about Bella’s thirst. I couldn’t feel it from her so I didn’t know. I aggravated me that I couldn’t get a complete hold on her emotions. Suddenly, there was a flash of pale skin and Peter stood in front of Bella, squeezing her breasts, “Sweet, they got bigger.” Everyone’s mouth fell open in shock while I growled loudly at him. I didn’t have to attack since Bella threw her shield out and he collapsed on the floor in a spasm of pain. I grinned at his anguish as Bella let out a long, uncut growled before taking my hand and heading towards the window. “Your going to jump?” I asked as she swung open the glass. She was surprisingly gentle with her new strength. She grinned at me, but offered for me to go first. I jumped out, landing gracefully onto my toes. I looked up and waited for her to go. When she did, her body sprang out like she was diving into water and landed over the lake, swinging into the trees. I quickly followed her, but paused when I couldn’t detect her scent or presence. “Bella?” I called, then, suddenly there was a light figure on my back. I growled, falling down the hill with the vampire, and as I hit
the bottom, Bella rolled on top of me and grinned before pressing her lips to mine, straddling my waist. “Bella, you need to hunt.” I gasped out as she grinded her hips with mine. “Not yet.” She whispered back, tracing my mouth with her sweet tongue. “Jesus,” I breathed before capturing her lips with mine. Her tongue found mine, battling for dominance, which she surprisingly won. She moaned with pleasure as my hands found her denim covered ass and slipped my hands into her lace panties. Two fingers found her entrance and I slipped into her heat. She threw her head back and moaned again, giving me access to her long, graceful neck. I sucked her harder skin into my mouth, before my primal instincts took over and I bit into her neck. She shrieked out at the small sting, but I kept her against me by holding her tight around the ass and thrusting my fingers into her harder. She rocked her hips, ignoring the sting of my bite as I lowered her pants. She kicked them off quickly, eager for more. She threw off my boxers and pants, then, suddenly took my member into her sweet mouth. She took it all the way to the back of her throat as I groaned in surprise and pleasure. She swirled her tongue around my head, before taking it into her mouth again and raking her teeth against the granite skin. Her hand came down to pull down my balls. I had to wrap my fingers into her silky hair to gain control. She let me guide for awhile, before she tugged on my balls again. I was undone. I spurted into her mouth, gasping for air as she came up and smiled cockily at me.
I flipped us and hovered over her, taking one of her erected tips in my mouth, “Where did you learn that little maneuver, Ms. Swan?” She choked out in ecstasy and closed her red eyes, “Can’t tell.” I growled in annoyance, then, grabbed one of her hands that were digging into the earth. I ran my tongue over a few fingers before placing it on her clit. Her eyes shot back open and she stared at me with now dark orbs. She started to slowly circle her entrance and groaned with pleasure as I entered her. Our eyes stayed locked and I slammed our pelvises together so I could slam her hand into her clit hard. She moaned and wrapped one arm around my neck and kept the other on her core. She thrashed more, latching onto my curls as I slammed into her. Her orgasms came quickly and so did mine and I was glad I didn’t have to be gentle. I took her for another round. I flipped her over and forced her on her hands and knees so I could fuck her from behind. Her orgasms came again and I hurried to suck it away. When we were done, she threw back on her clothes and ran for something to eat. God, I love her. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* “Jasper, are you sure?” Bella asked for the fourth time as I dragged her into the nursery for Renesmee. Bella didn’t want to hurt her daughter. Esme was in the room, lightly cradling the newborn who had grown exceptionally the last few hours. Her curls were longer, her face a little bit angular, her toes and fingers filling out, and her legs looked less chubby and
graceful. She had changed clothes, but still was the same exceptional beauty. Bella seemed to notice. Her full mouth parted in shock and awe, “That’s my baby?” “Yes, Darlin’. And she’s very anxious to see you.” I whispered in her ear, grinning at my baby girl. Esme smiled shakily, still nervous about the plan, as she stood and I walked over to take the baby away from her. Renesmee smiled brilliantly, reaching out her tiny hands to grab onto one of my locks. I smiled at her and detangled her tiny fingers from my hair and turned her to face her mother. Bella held her breath, staring at Renesmee in wonder and fright. She was longing to hold our child, but knew to be careful. I stepped forward and Bella widened her eyes before taking the baby quickly into her arms. I felt fear shoot through everyone in the house from the unexpected movement, but I was just fine as love radiated from the both of them. Bella smiled at her daughter as Renesmee reached out a hand to place it on my mate’s cheek. Bella gasped at the heat of her skin, but melted when she felt the adoration from our child. I was happy that they got along as everyone walked in to watch, “Holy shit! Bella’s a MILF!” Emmett grinned. Peter laughed, falling to the floor as their wives glared at them. Bella made that face like she was going to blush, but it didn’t come. She snuggled with her child, kissing her curls. I walked over to them and Bella smiled up at me, “I love you.” “Daddy…” Renesmee smiled. I was surprised to hear her talk, but it wasn’t a big deal. Happiness was floating around me. I was
happy to have my mate, happy to have my child, and happy that everyone was safe. “Perfect.” Bella whispered. “It sure is.” I grinned. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Epilogue Bella I sat on the bed, awaiting Jasper’s return. He was in Carlisle’s study, talking with him. I sighed softly in annoyance. They had been in there for a few hours. I turned on my stomach, but looked up as Jasper walked in. His expression confused me, “Jasper?” Translation: What’s wrong? His honey eyes flickered to mine, “You know I love you, right?” Translation: Not now. I shrugged it off. I would bug him later, rolling over so he could step in between my legs, spreading them apart and running his hands up my thighs. I smirked. He couldn’t keep his hands off me. “Nessie won’t be here for another two hours.” I whispered as I sat up so his lips could brush against mine. He grinned. I vaguely remember kisses and tearing of clothes. I didn’t care about the fucking clothes. Jasper landed on top of me and I ran my
hands down his scarred back, his spine arching into my touch, before I rested my hands on the swell of his ass and… Squeezed. He pulled back to grin at me, “You have a serious problem.” “I don’t know what you what you’re talking about. You know you like it.” I smirked back. He rolled his eyes and pressed a kiss to my neck, sucking on the skin. My eyes rolled into the back of my head as he entered me slowly and sensually. I groaned, throwing my head back as he bit into my shoulder. He had only done that two times before and I loved when he marked me. More…More! “Mom! Dad! I’m home!” I heard Nessie called. I groaned, pushing Jasper off me quickly so he could get the fuck off me. Jasper chuckled. “Mom? Where are mom and dad?” I heard Nessie ask Em and Peter. “Where do ya think?” Peter laughed. “Ew! Uncle Pete! That’s gross.” She squealed. I hurried downstairs and smiled at her as she jumped in my arms. She sniffed at my shoulder and coiled in disgust when she smelled Jazz all over me. She grinned up at me. “I guess Uncle Pete was right.” I felt arms wrap around my waist.
“He sure was.” Jasper chuckled. Alice and Tanya laughed as Rose rolled her eyes from the couch. I sat down next to Esme as she looked through a magazine. Peter and Emmett were playing videogames. “HA! Take that you bitch!” Em crowed at Peter. Peter replied calmly and shot his character on the screen. “Ah! What the hell, man!?” Yep, definitely a perfect family, I though sourly as Edward laughed.
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