Alrighty! I finally have an idea for this collection of one-shots! Please, if you have any ideas, let me know! I'm running out of topics. Btw, this is in Jasper's POV just in case you're too dim-witted to figure it out. It was fun to write. I 3 Jasper/Alice!!!

Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns these people, I make them do stuff.



Her face is the lovliest face I've ever seen. Ever since that one afternoon in the Philadelphia diner, her face has been imprinted in my mind.

Every day I struggle with the task of not spilling the blood of the humans I am around. I know that if it weren't for Alice, I wouldn't bother with the struggle.

Of course, Alice isn't the only reason I refrain from the blood of humans. I do it also for the sake of my brothers and sisters, and because I don't really want to be a monster.

But it's mostly Alice. I know she would accept me either way, but I want her to have something to be proud of me of.

Really, I'm nothing to be proud of. I'm not really that smart, I'm not a genius musician like Edward, I'm not super strong like Emmett, not brilliantly optimistic like Alice, not loving as Esme, not a pretty face like Rosalie, certainly not as self restrained and self-sacrificing and compassionate as Carlisle.

I'm just a sour, moping little addition in a nondescript corner of our family. I tried to eat Edward's soulmate. I disgust myself.

It's ok, though. I would choose this life over my former life any day. At least I have a family. At least I have Alice.

Because, truly, Alice is strong enough for the both of us.

And I do try. And I will continue trying.

Just for Alice.

I'm proud of myself. =) Please review.