If you don't like Edward/Jasper, don't read this. Don't flame me telling me about how much you hate the couple.
This is a present for my partner in crime/drama. :D Hope you LOVE IT!
"Mr. Cullen," snapped the Human Behaviors teacher, Mr. Johnston. "If you were paying attention, you would be looking at me, not out the window, correct? Now tell me, what did I just say?"
Edward slowly dragged his gaze from the rain pouring outside the window and said, "Mr. Cullen, if you were paying attention you would be looking at me, not out the window." Edward flashed him a brilliant smile, and turned to look out the window again. Mr. Johnston scowled at him, then turned around to finish the lesson he was doing on the board. It was Thursday, the last class of the day, and Mr. Johnston was always a bit moody towards the end of the week.
Jasper, who was seated next to Edward, cocked an eyebrow at him. "Edward Cullen, misbehaving at school? Wow, that's a first," said Jasper. He spoke so quietly, nobody had a hope of hearing him. It was one of the many perks of being a vampire.
"Bella and I had a fight about her stupid little werewolf friends this morning," he answered, glaring out the window.
Edward froze before elaborating. A vivid mental picture passed through his head. He and Jasper were locked in an embrace, surrounded by the dense trees of the forest. He kissed Jasper's neck, just below his ear. Jasper growled playfully. Just as soon as it started, it stopped.
Edward scanned the room. It wasn't even a voice, but a full on fantasy. He couldn't identify who it came from. The picture didn't come with words.
Jasper's mind was buzzing a thousand miles a minute. He was using one of Alice's old tricks for boredom. She also sometimes used it to avoid conversation with Edward, but he didn't think that was the case with Jasper. He was translating everything the teacher was saying into Arabic sign language.
"Jasper," whispered Edward.
Yes? answered Jasper in his head.
"Someone just had the strangest thought about us," said Edward. "It was... awkward."
Who doesn't have strange thoughts about us? asked Jasper.
Edward shrugged and turned his head to the window again. He couldn't help but feel the littlest bit excited at the picture that kept playing over and over in his own memories. He'd seen it once, and now he couldn't stop thinking about it. How forbidden it would be. How secret he and Jasper would have to be to pull it off. The challenge of the situation slightly thrilled him. It'd be almost impossible to get past Alice.
He stopped himself right there. There was no way he'd even think about Jasper like that... ever. He was disgusting himself by thinking about the vision. The thought of a challenge just excited him, that was all. It was nothing more than that. He'd have to distract himself.
After what seemed like hours later, the bell rang.
"Have fun with Bella," said Jasper.
Edward was already out the door. Bella was the best person on the planet for distracting him.
He made it to her class just as Bella was walking out the door. He gave her a kiss that was a bit more heated than the ones she was used to, especially in public.
"Okay," said Bella after the steamy greeting. "What was that about?"
"Is it so terrible of me to kiss you once in awhile?" asked Edward, towing Bella to her truck.
"Well, I'm not complaining," she replied.
Damn, damn, damn, thought Jasper as he left the Human Behaviors classroom. I am so vile. I don't even deserve to be alive right now. Damn.
Jasper had been having... thoughts about Edward. He didn't know what caused it. He knew that he didn't consciously make the decision to think about Edward in any way more than a friend. His subconscious just kept sneaking little fantasies about Edward into his mind. Jasper hated them.
He kept his head down and walked to Edward's Volvo as fast as he could while still looking human. He needed to hunt. He was just glad that Edward was going home with Bella. If he rode in the Volvo, Jasper wasn't sure he'd be able to keep his secret very secret.
"What's wrong?" asked Alice as Jasper slid into the driver's seat.
"Nothing," he answered curtly. He was never short with Alice.
She was quiet until Emmett and Rosalie got into the car. Jasper could see the gears in her mind turning, just looking for a way to get him to talk to her.
"I bet you couldn't make it home in under five minutes," challenged Alice. She was obviously trying to distract Jasper from whatever was making him angry until she could figure it out for herself.
"Oh really?" Jasper smiled, teeth glistening. The distraction was working. He always loved a good challenge.
"Ten bucks on Alice," said Emmett from the backseat.
"I'm going with Jasper on this one," decided Rosalie.
"Go!" squeaked Alice.
Jasper punched the gas and flew out of the parking lot. He knew he was going to win, he just didn't exactly know how. That was the key to tricking Alice. When you decide to do something spur of the moment, she can't see it. That was how Jasper planned to win the bet.
Four minutes and fifty seconds later, Jasper skidded to a stop right in front of the door. He got out of the car smoothly, the rest of them followed. He leaned against the driver's side door.
"Why do I always lose?" yelled Emmett, stomping into the house.
Alice crossed her arms and glared at Jasper. "You cheater."
"Just because I didn't do what you thought I was, doesn't mean I'm a cheater," Jasper said, grinning wickedly.
"Ugh!" she exclaimed. She copied Emmett and marched right into the house.
"Ha!" yelled Rosalie, holding her hand up for a high five. She was the only one that payed enough attention to know that Jasper beat Alice more than he lost to her. "That has got to be at least a thousand times you've won."
"She never learns," Jasper laughed, shaking his head.
"We'll just keep it as our secret," said Rosalie.
"Sounds perfect to me," said Jasper. He felt the burning in his throat and remembered he needed to hunt. "I'm going hunting. See you when I get back," he said.
"Have fun," said Rosalie as she sauntered into the house.
As Jasper ran into the forest, he let his instincts take over. He didn't think about anything other than his prey. His body maneuvered him more than his mind did. After many small animals, he made his way back to the house. The sun had gone down and the temperature was quickly falling.
Jasper had forgotten all about why he was angry earlier that day until he walked into the house. Edward was pacing the front room, his eyebrows pulled together.
"Edward?" asked Jasper skeptically.
"That stupid mutt! I swear, I have no idea why she is so attached to him. It's infuriating!" yelled Edward. "I could crush him like a bug!"
Jasper cringed. The fury radiating from Edward was almost enough to cause him physical pain. He started calming Edward down as fast as he could.
Edward noticed. "Stop," he spat. He stormed out of the house, slamming the front door behind him.
"Christ," murmured Jasper. Edward was known to have a temper, but he hardly ever lashed out at Jasper.
Edward was gone for the rest of the night, and Jasper couldn't help but feel a little sorry for him. He did so much for Bella, and she goes off and gets a werewolf as a best friend. Jasper didn't think it was a very nice thing to do to Edward.
He stopped himself from thinking anymore. If he thought anymore about Edward, a little present from his subconscious would appear, and he would rather Alice have a werewolf as a best friend than sit through one of those again.