A/n: I can't thank you all enough for all the love that you all are giving this story. It blows me away that I can be absent for so long and yet, you guys are there when I upload a new story showing me all kinds of love. I don't know what I did to get such awesome fans like y'all. Thank you again so much.
All mornin', all I could do was pace back and forth and for the life of me I couldn't figure out what the fuck was wrong with me, I have never been this anxious? Unease? Impatient? God, I couldn't even figure out what the hell I was feelin'. I couldn't keep my mind settled on anythin', I tried to read, play my guitar and even write but nothin' would hold my interested and that wasn't normal. I wanted to scream and break things but I knew that wouldn't do any good.
It wasn't till noon that I finally felt at ease and calm. I didn't know why till I heard Bella's voice and I realized that I was impatient to hear the voice of my friend. That was odd, I never felt like that before when it came to a friend. I shrugged it off figurin' it was nothin', I listened to Bella's conversation with the family, when she asked about me, I wanted to go and see her, and I knew that no one here would object seein' as how Edward wasn't home. So after waitin' for a bit, I zipped downstairs to see her, I stopped to get her letter first and then went into the livin' room where Bella and Em were.
I stood in the doorway and just watched Bella and Em laughin' and havin' fun and it made me simile because Em was givin' off a different happiness when he was with Bella than when he was with the rest of us, he really did see her as a little sister, someone to protect.
"Hi, Jasper," I was brought of my thoughts by Bella's soft, lovely voice.
"Howdy, Bella. Are you well?" I replied with a tip of my head; you would have thought I was wearin' my cowboy hat with the motion that I just did.
"I'm doing good, just having fun with Em. How are you?" she questioned.
"I'm doin' alright. Mind if I join y'all?" I don't know what made me want to stay with them but I didn't want to leave either.
"Of course, we are just catching up on the scores from yesterday's games."
I pushed off the wall where I was leanin' and strolled into the livin' room. I took a seat on the white chair across from Bella, she smiled at me which I returned and then settled in to watch TV with Bella and Em. Every once in awhile, I would notice Bella looking at me when she thought I wasn't lookin' and I found myself doin' the same thing when she wasn't lookin' either.
"Bells, do you want another soda?" Em asked when a commercial came on.
"Sure, I would love one," she replied.
So Em got up and made his way towards the kitchen and left Bella and I sitting there. Bella watched a commercial or two and then she turned to me and said, "So, Jasper, what have you been up to lately?"
"Oh, nothin' much. I've been doin' some writin' lately and also readin' but nothin' really exciting. What about you?"
"Just doing my homework and planning on where I want to go to college and also what I want to do. What have you been writing?"
"Songs mostly but I have also been workin' on another book. What are you interested in?"
"Well, I like cooking so maybe going to culinary school or maybe computer graphics. You've wrote a book before?"
"Both of those are good choices. I didn't know that you liked computer graphic. Yes, I've wrote many under a pseudonym of course. Detailing actual things that happen durin' the civil war, seein' as how I have firsthand knowledge."
"Yeah, I do. When I'm not making random banners for things, I like to create my own characters. Yes, I guess you would be the best person to describe what happened during that time. Are the books really popular?"
"They do alright for being in the history section of bookstores. What kind of characters have you created?"
"Well, I've created a whole bunch of just random things, a mythical princess who kicks ass and before I met you guys, vampires that were different from the norm. You'll have to tell me the name of your books so that I can look them up."
"I'll do that, however I have to go now."
"Go? Where?" Bella questions lookin' really confused.
"Edward is about ten miles out and he won't be too happy if he sees me sittin' here with you when nobody's around."
"Oh, alright." Bella seemed to be really saddened by the fact that I had to leave. And to be honest, I was too.
I got up from my chair and made sure no one was around and then went over to her and whispered in her ear, "I've got your letter and I'll have your response ready for you before you leave," I then did a very odd thing and kiss her on the cheek.
Bella nodded and I noticed a slight blush on her cheeks. I then left the room without makin' any comments. I saw Em hangin' out in the dinnin' room and said, "Thanks man for lettin' me have some time with her," at a speed too fast for Bella to hear. Em just nodded, handed me a beer and then went to rejoin Bella in the livin' room.
Once, I got to my study. I locked the door, opened the envelope, popped the top on my beer and started to read Bella's letter. That woman had me chucklin' through her letter, I never realized that she had a sense of humor; sure she enjoyed playin' jokes on Em or with him but this was a different kind of humor, more sarcastic; which I loved seeing from her. I had a feelin' that she was goin' to ask a Peter but I wasn't ready to tell her about him yet, it was too early in our new friendship and I didn't want her to know what I did when I was turned. So after rereading her letter again, I decided I would tell her a little about Peter; our times as humans, and leave the rest for a later date.
So, I got out a piece of paper and began to write back to her.
May 27, 2015
It was so great gettin' to talk to you just now while Eddie boy wasn't at home, you know that's all thanks to Em right? He encouraged him to go for that hunt and then when he was sure he was gone, he left so that we could have some time together. The others think that Edward's rule about you not being able to be in the same room with me is as stupid as I think it is. So make sure you thank Em the next time that you see him.
I've never realized that you had such a sarcastic sense of humor till I read this letter, I think I like that side of you that most. Yes, Lauren is a toddler and even if she was a nicer person, I personally don't think that I would have talked to her because humans don't really interest me... well expect for you that is, you intrigue me on a level that I have never experienced before, I wonder if that has to do with the fact that you aren't afraid to be around u;, where most humans would go screamin' when that person found out that vampires are real, you just rolled with it and wanted to hang out with us. Your one odd duck Isabella Swan Ha-ha.
Yes ma'am, I'm a born and bred Texas boy, one of those one who would probably have about ten guns around and go shootin' them off when I was drunk were I still human. So, you've heard my accent now, what do you think of it? Were you able to understand me or not? Yes, I do know how to make things out of wood, it's somethin' that took me awhile to figure out how to do again once I became a vampire but after figurin' out my strength and how much to use, I was able to go back to makin' things out of wood. Maybe one day I'll be able to show ya the things that I've made.
My little sister was the light of my life at the time, she was younger than me by three years and I just adored the shit out of her. She had fair skin and hair and the most strikin' blue eyes one could imagine. She was so sweet, everyone loved her and she had a smile that light up the whole room. As soon as she was born I was the one who always wanted to take care of her, get her bottle, change her and always wanted to play with her. Ma, Pa and Peter thought it was funny how attached I was to her but I couldn't help it, she was the love of my young life.
As for Peter, well people would always say how much I looked like a younger version of him. He had dark blond hair and was build like my father, strong like an ox and always willin' to help out his fellow man. He was a great brother, always there to protect me and Eliza. He enjoyed workin' with our father and he was like me in the fact he didn't like what was happenin' durin' the war and wanted to help make a change.
The other stuff about Peter, I'm not ready to tell you about you yet. I will tell you in time but not just yet. I hope that you can understand and please know Bella; I will tell you when I feel the time is right.
And yes, if you want to call me Major Whitlock from now on, you can.
I'm glad that Alice was there for me as well, she helped me out when I needed it the most and I'll always love her for it. We have tried to find out about her life but she can't remember where she was from and we are havin' trouble findin' out anythin' about her human life. We have people still diggin' but it's like she was completely wipe from all known records.
I'm glad that Renee provided for ya and I'm sorry that she didn't provide a more stable life for you. It was nice of you to want to give her that chance of travelin' with Phi. I guess she didn't want you to leave but I had a feelin' that she knew it was the right thing in the end. Charlie seems like a good upstandin' man and I'm glad that you both seem to be gettin' along well.
Well now, on to your questions. As for the first one, I've already told you about that and I still hope that you understand about that.
Answer 2) Well, I kind of already answered that for you. I like to read, write music and books and play my guitar as well as doin' some woodworkin' and I also like to travel..
Now, on to my questions for you
Question 1) What do you like to do in your spare time?
Question 2) Tell me just some random stuff about yourself like favorite color, song, movie, book and that sort of thing.
Ok, that's it for now, talk to you later.
I slipped the letter into the envelope and then headed downstairs to put it in our secret hidin' spot and that's when I noticed the fight that was goin' on downstairs.
I was happy when Jasper came to it sit with Em and I, we were havin' a good time and I had a feelin' that Em left to get a drink for me so that Jasper and I could have some time to hang out together. I was going to have to thank him for that later. I was having a good time chatting with Jasper and was sad when he said that he had to leave. Stupid Edward and his stupid rules.
When Em entered the living room again, he sat my soda down in front of me and I thanked him for everything, he just nodded and we went back to watching baseball. Ten minutes later, Edward walked in with a look on his face like he own the fucking world. God I wanted to wipe that look off of his face. Hmm, that's odd, I wonder what has gotten in to me lately, and I've never felt this hostile towards Edward before.
"Hello love, is Emmett making you watch sports again?"
"Hello Edward and no he is not making me, I'm enjoying it."
"But, you hate sports," Edward said in a tone as if he was talking to a child.
"Proves what you know aka nothing. For your information I happen to love sports."
"You told me that you didn't love," Edward replied.
"Yeah, well I lied. Get over it."
"What's the matter with you Isabella? What are you so hostile with me?"
"I'm not; I'm just tired of you presuming to know every little thing about me."
I could tell that Edward was trying again with no success to read my mind, I had never been so grateful to find out something like I was on the day that Edward told me that he couldn't read my mind. If he could I would have gone insane or moved back to living with my mom because I didn't like the idea of someone being able to know what I was thinking.
"Why does the living room smell of Jasper? Did he try to go near you love? I'll have to have a talk with him again about the rules."
"The place smells like him because he lives here and so what if he came near me, it's not like he's going to eat me or anything," now, I was really pissed with Edward.
"You don't know that for sure love, his control could slip at any minute." Edward answered in that same voice of talking to a child again.
I sprang out of my chair and got right into Edward's face, "Fuck off Edward! Who died and made you king shit? You don't know what kind of control Jasper has over his blood lust, you are making all this assumptions about him but I would like to clue you in to a little fact, for five days a week, he is trapped in a building with hundreds of humans for eight hours and he has never snapped, so I highly doubt that there is anything different with me."
"Bella, you know what I told you about you using that vulgar language. It's not befitting of a young lady to swear so much. And you think you know about Jasper but you don't, you don't know what's he's done in his past. If you were ever to know, it would shock you to your very core and the rules that I set in place are there to protect you."
"Fuck your rules Edward and fuck on being a respectful young lady. If I want to goddamn swear, I'll do so. And another thing, what Jasper did in his past, whatever it is, is left in the past. I'm sure that you did things to survive when you were a young vampire and if anything that's all that Jasper did as well."
"You think so, well let me tell you. He was sired by Maria, a vampire who..."
"Now you stop right there boy, you have no right to tell Isabella anythin' about me."
I turned my head and saw Jasper standing in the doorframe but he didn't look like Jasper. I mean he did but he had an air to him that was completely different. He stood a little taller and his eyes were almost completely back. I heard Em say; who up till this point and remain completely silent during Edward and my argument, "oh, shit!"
Edward turned to look at Jasper as well and I could tell that he was about to say something but before he could, Jasper had him pressed up against the far wall in the blink of an eye and had his hand squeezing Edward's throat.
"What I did in my past is of no concern of any one unless I deem fit to tell 'em. Now I don't know who in the fuck you think you are runnin' ya mouth to that little miss about what ya don't know about my past and my control. One more word outta ya sorry excuse of a mouth and I'll rip ya head clean off ya shoulders. Do ya understand me boy?" Jasper growled out and it was an harder growl than anything I had ever heard.
Edward was just able to nod his head only a little and Jasper released him. Edward made to punch Jasper but Jasper was able to dodge it and instead I heard what sounded like two boulders crashing together. Edward screamed out and was cradling his hand, huh guess Jasper broke it.
"Boy, you are one dumb fuck. I swear to god," Jasper said.
I giggled then and Jasper turned to look at me, he wink and then strolled out of the room knowing that Edward wasn't going to try anything else.
"You see know Bella why I have those rules set in place? He is unstable and prone to lashing on when one least expects it."
"I would have lashed out at you as well Edward, you were about to tell a story that you don't even have firsthand knowledge of. I'm surprise that you only got out of that with a broken hand from Jasper."
"That wasn't Jasper Bells," Em said cutting Edward off.
"What do you mean Emmy?" I questioned, I knew that there was something off about Jasper but clearly it was him.
"That was The Major that you just witnessed. He is more deadly than Jasper is."
"So Jasper has a split personality?"
"Sort of, from what Jasper has told me, The Major manifested when how he was living his early years as a vampire got tougher but if you want to know anymore, you'll have to ask Jasper. It's his story to tell after all."
"She won't ever be asking him or going near him, so she won't need to worry about it anymore."
I let out a frustrated growl of my own; though admittedly it wasn't as impressive as a vampire's, and said, "I am going home before you make me even more pissed off Edward. Don't follow me and don't come over tonight. You know what; don't come over till I tell you to come."
I then gave Em a quick hug and stormed out of the room. I quickly retrieved my letter and said goodbye to the others who had been noticeably absent while Edward and I were fighting and again when Jasper and Edward were fighting. I hopped in my truck and drove home still mad at Edward and the idiotic things that he was saying. I was also wondering about The Major and if Jasper was ever going to tell me about that side of him.
When I got home, there was still an hour before Charlie and I had to be down at the rez, so instead of going and reading the letter like I so desperately wanted to go, I decide to make a quick potato salad and coleslaw to go with dinner. When they were both done, dad and I headed down to the rez and I tried to put everything that had taken place this afternoon out of my head and just enjoy being with my friends. It wasn't easy but I was able to do it.
That night when we got home, I was too tired to read the letter, so I left the letter in its hiding spot determined to read it tomorrow. I was also going to have to find a new way of leaving the letter for Jasper as I wouldn't be going over to the house for awhile. I then hopped in to the shower and then crawled in to bed. My head was being overrun with images of Jasper as The Major and things that he may or may not have done to others in his time with his Sire. I also wondered what she was like to make Jasper need to manifest another more deadly person to help him deal with the things he was doing.
A/n: So, what do we all think? Did you like getting to see The Major? I wasn't going to introduce him yet but he wanted to come out to play and so I let him. Can't wait to hear your reviews for this chapter.