After their kiss, Jasper and Edward told themselves repeatedly that nothing was ever going to happen between them again. Neither of them believed it, of course, but it was necessary if they were going to fool Alice. A few hours passed before Jasper realized something.
"We filmed ourselves," he groaned, plopping onto the couch. He glared daggers at the camera, willing it to blow into a thousand pieces. He hated that they had to do a video for Human Behaviors. It was a waste of time.
"We... damn," sighed Edward. "Do you think you could edit that bit out?"
Jasper shook his head. "The edited part would end up on the computer. Someone would find it." His mind flashed to Alice. She'd kill the both of them.
"So we have to shoot it over again?"
Jasper paused. There had to be some other way. Being locked in a room with Edward for another twenty-four hours would be slightly maddening. He didn't know if he wanted to kiss Edward or punch him in the face.
"Could we just... I don't know, run around and make it look like we were here for a whole day?"
"That may just work!" laughed Edward.
Thirty minutes later, they decided that they had made their video look convincing. They started to act all tired and a bit crazy, and ten minutes later, they decided they were done. The forty minute video looked like it could be twenty-four hours long, only fast-forwarded.
"Why didn't we do that before?" exclaimed Edward.
"We must be going senile," said Jasper.
"You must be. I'm much younger than you are," noted Edward, packing up the camera.
The project didn't take long to finish up, and Jasper and Edward were headed home only minutes after they finished filming. The paper would take about three minutes to type up, and they had two days to finish. Jasper was eager to get back home to see Alice, and Edward was eager to get home to see Bella. Neither of them brought up their kiss.
When they pulled onto the lane that led to the house, Edward heard what the others were thinking.
I hope she remembered to tell Bella to pack warm, thought Esme.
Why would she run off like that? wondered Carlisle.
I really want some grizzly right now, thought Emmett.
"Alice left," said Edward quietly. "She took Bella."
"What, why?" exclaimed Jasper.
Edward threw Jasper an exasperated look, and that was all the answer Jasper needed. Alice was too far away for Edward to read her mind, but he had a pretty good guess about why she would leave.
"Damn," Jasper muttered.
When they pulled to a stop, Jasper pulled out his cellphone. He dialed Alice's number. Edward got out of the car, and ran into the house.
"Hello?" answered Alice.
"It's me," murmured Jasper. "Where are you?"
She didn't answer right away. Jasper could almost hear the gears in her brain turning. She was deciding something.
"Bella and I are going to Alaska. We're in the car right now," she said curtly.
"Why in the world would you do that?" asked Jasper.
"Like you don't know," she snapped.
"Alice, honey, what's wrong?" Jasper tried to sound as sincere as he could.
"I saw what you are planning to do, Jasper. It would have been nice to hear it from you, and not have to experience it. Bella and I are going to Alaska for the weekend. She doesn't know about it right now, and I will not tell her," said Alice.
Jasper sighed. "Alice, please come back."
"No, Jasper. If you need to talk, you can come to me." She hung up the phone.
"Damn," repeated Jasper, putting his head in his hands. He had screwed up big time. He didn't know that he was planning on anything yet, but whatever it was, Alice did not like it.
Alice snapped the phone shut, hanging up on Jasper. The love of her life had plans... romantic plans that did not involve her at all. The vision kept replaying in her mind, no matter how hard she tried to block it out.
"Have you planned anything?" asked Edward. Jasper and Edward were in the Volvo, pulled over on the side of the road.
"Of course I haven't," replied Jasper.
"Good." With that, Edward grabbed Jasper's face and pulled it towards his. Their lips met with undeniable passion. Jasper deepened the kiss, and ripped Edward's shirt off. His hands slid down Edward's sculpted torso.
Alice shook her head, clearing away her memories. She didn't have to focus on driving, but it was one of the only things she could think about without drifting back to her vision.
Once she saw what Edward and Jasper were going to do, Alice convinced Bella that they should go on a road trip. Bella had never met the Denali clan before, so Alice told her that it was about time. She really just wanted to get out of the house, and away from any reminders of Jasper and Edward. She knew that having Bella along would help. Alice loved having her best friend around as often as she could.
"Who was that?" asked Bella.
"Oh, it was Jasper." Alice had to work at controlling her voice. "He just wanted to know where we were."
"You didn't tell him that we were going?"
"No, he was working on a project with Edward, and I didn't want to interrupt."
"Oh, yeah," muttered Bella, turning her gaze out the window. Bella knew something was wrong, but she just couldn't figure it out. Alice was acting stranger than usual.
Bella jumped when her phone, courtesy of a very over protective Edward, buzzed in her pocket. It was Edward calling, of course.
"Yes?" she asked.
"Bella, you're with Alice, right?"
"Of course," she answered.
"And has she told you anything... just anything?"
"No, why? What would she have told me?" Bella felt her heart speed up a little bit. Something was going on, but she didn't know what it was.
"Nothing. I love you, Bella. Bye," said Edward quickly. The line went dead.
"Alice, what is going on? Are we really going on a road trip?"
Alice pressed her foot on the gas a little harder. "No. Nothing is going on. Is it so wrong to want to go on a road trip sometimes? Don't be such a downer, Bella," laughed Alice. "This is a girl's weekend!"
Bella knew Alice was lying, but she didn't press the matter anymore. Alice would tell her what was going on when she was ready, Bella knew that. She just hoped that Alice was ready to tell soon. It was three hours until they were in Alaska, and Bella needed something to fill that time slot.
Little did Bella know, what Alice wasn't telling her was something that would shake her world to the very core.
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