AN: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE forgive me! I know I haven't updated in a million years, but school has been killer and I've just been super busy!!!
(Disclaimer: not mine)
Recap: The night air was especially cold, for a human. Again, we looked around. There was something in the air- a scent.
"Who is it?" Jacob asked in a panicked voice.
We slipped through the window. I knew what to expect, but Jacob was slightly trembling. Could this possibly be worse than Victoria? How selfish of me, this had to be dealt with, and Bella was much more important. She is my priority, even if I'm not hers.
"Alice, what are you doing here?" I tried to keep calm, but my voice broke a little.
"Jacob. Jasper." Alice greeted us stiffly, but she felt piercingly heartbroken inside. I hated knowing that.
Still, I also felt that she was getting over me.
I didn't care if we didn't love each other that way anymore, I embraced her and I missed her. I knew I had messed up, but so had she. We should be friends, that's the way it should be. Carlisle wouldn't accept any less, and at this particular moment in time, neither would I.
In unison we whispered, "I'm sorry." And though only I possess the ability to feel and alter others' emotions, we both knew we meant it.
"Listen, I'm going to take Bella to Denali now," Alice spoke sympathetically. "You guys stay here and get the details situated. I expect you to take care of Charlie," she eyed Jake with authority, "and you need to pack her a bag of clothes. I just arrived, so I didn't have time to do it."
"Okay." Jasper agreed thoughtfully. He leaned down and kissed Bella on the forehead.
Alice flinched and picked up Bella. Waves of hurt and struggle ran through me as Alice felt them. She was also ashamed, but I had no control over it. I felt the same way.
They were out the window and I heard the start of her yellow Porsche Turbo 911, Edward had bought it for her as a gift.Jake's POV
I just stood there, watching as Jasper stared out Bella's window into the darkness- smelling up the whole room.
"So… Does this make me look fat?" I asked- holding up a pink frilly top, trying to break the awkward silence. Alice had obviously bought it for her.
It worked. Jasper turned around and tried, unsuccessfully, to suppress a chuckle.
"Jake, you don't look fat," he smiled.
"Aww thank –" he cut me off.
"You are fat." He said, rolling on the floor laughing.
Then I tackled him and in seconds he was wearing a frilly pink tank top.
A growl immersed from Jasper and I was on the ground.
"How do you like that?" Jasper asked smugly. He was holding his arms up to me like I was a showcase on The Price Is Right- but it was NOT!
I was entangled in a blue sequenced halter-top and a black leather mini skirt (pumps included)!
Now we were on the floor, in a dog fight, so to speak. Forgetting about the innocent Charlie downstairs, we heard footsteps climbing to Bella's room.Jasper's POV
Instantly, I was in the closet, but where was Jake?
"Bella? Can I come in? I heard a thud, are you alright?"
I peered through the closet door I had creaked open.
Charlie was standing in front of Bella's bed-which had someone in it! Bulkier than Bella, definitely Jacob.
"I could have sworn I heard a thud." Charlie whispered to himself, "Night Bella, I love you." He was about to walk out of the room when I decided to have fun. Charlie became a ball of emotion and turned to kiss Bella goodnight on the forehead.
"Wow! Bella are you feeling feverish, your skin feels like it's on fire!"
"Nuh-uh." A badly imitated girly voice shrieked from beneath the covers.
As much as I wanted to spend all day making Jacob's life a living hell, I had work to do.
In less than a second I had Charlie feeling tired and uncaring.
"Alright then sweetie, good night." And with that, he left the room.
As soon as the door closed, I knew what I was in for. So I leaned back against the wall and waited.
Right then the closet door slid open very slowly to reveal the dark skinned Amazon that was Jacob.
"Was the kiss really necessary? I mean…ugh, did you really have to go there?" he asked as he dramatically rubbed his forehead.
I smiled innocently. "I don't know what you're talking about. I think that was just one of those father daughter moments. Come on, you should know all about those."
BURN!!!! Yeah I went there, I called you a girl.
He looked confused. He was at a loss for words; I could just see his brain racking for a better come-back.
So I turned and started to gather clothes. Of course with my amazingly awesome speed, clothes were flying into the suitcase. I stopped suddenly, noticing the clothes flying in from behind me. I looked back at Jacob, our eyes both narrowed in an unspoken battle. In the exact moment, we both started throwing clothes across the room at an alarming pace. Jeez, Bella had a lot of clothes (all from Alice I bet).
Then….It stopped. The last pieces of clothing landed at the same time with me on one side of the room and Jacob on the other. We turned to stare each other down, only to see a purple sock on the ground in between us. Of course I knew that she so did not have a need for more clothes I'm sure it wouldn't even fit, but that's not what I cared about. I just cared about getting it before Jacob. There was no way he was winning!
So I ran, well, more like stepped, because her rooms not that big and it was like right there, but anyway, it was as if everything suddenly went in slow motion. We were both in the air lunging for it…when…It freaking disappeared!!! No, not really but, we both landed on it and when we got up I couldn't find it.
Once we were done folding the humongous pile of clothes and fitting it in the overstuffed suitcase. We went back out side and put the things in my car.
"Well…I think that's everything." He turned to smile at me, but I knew how he really felt: torn and scared.
I sent a wave of calm over him.
He nodded a thanks and looked back to the house. "Take care of her Jasper. I know she'll be safe with you. Don't let me down."
I was shocked. He cared a lot for Bella, and I was glad he trusted me. If it weren't for us being born enemies, I knew we would be great friends.
He looked back at me.
I smiled slightly. "I'll have her call you when we get there."
With that, I got in the car. But before I left I rolled down the window. "Take care of Charlie."
He nodded and turned back to the house, and that's when I noticed it.
Right smack dab in the middle of his back was the purple sock. I laughed and drove off.
I really liked Jasper, he was pretty cool…for a bloodsucker.
Before he drove off he rolled down the window and leaned out. "Take care of Charlie."
Nodding, I walked back to her house, but not without hearing Jasper laugh as he took off around the corner.
Charlie was still awake, I could hear him flipping through the channels.
Right as I lifted my hand to knock, my phone rang.
It was Sam.
"Jake we've got a problem, you've got to get over here, FAST!!!" and the line went dead.
My brain felt mush…I could hardly remember anything. First I was with Jasper and then…
I gasped. Jasper! I could have sworn he was about to say he loved me when Jake came. Then it all came back to me. Victoria was back. Everyone was in danger…again, because of me.
So…how does that explain where I was now? I opened my eyes and saw darkness, the only light was rushing past at a dangerous speed. I was in a car?
I turned and saw the last person I expected.
"It's about time you woke up Bella. You've missed a lot." said Alice, in that bell like voice I missed so much.
AN: well, there you have it. Now...who's first???