A/N- Sorry I haven't updated in a while guys. My explanation is at the bottom. Well, this one-shot is a little different than the other one. It's written in Jasper's point of view. This one-shot is for renmeili, a.k.a, Bianca. Enjoy!
An Art Class Romance
The bell rang and I swore under my breath. I checked for signs of other people who were looking my direction, and then ran to class. I was never late for class…but Emmett and I had been arm wrestling during lunch, and I didn't want to lose. I chuckled as I remembered the rock we broke. I peeked in the door, and saw that the teacher was facing the board. I opened the door softly and walked quickly to the nearest empty seat. I sat down right as the teacher turned. She glared at me.
"Jasper Hale, why are you late?" The whole class turned to stare at me. As if being a vampire weren't enough…I coughed softly, and looked up at the teacher.
"I was a bit…preoccupied during lunch. My apologies," I said. Disinterested, the class turned back around. I sighed and slumped down in my seat. I don't know why I was taking art. I was no good at it. I crossed my ankles and started doodling on the paper. The one class where you could doodle and get away with it.
It was then that I felt it. It was small. Just a little push, but it was definitely there. Someone in the room had a crush on me. I glanced around, interested in who it was. I hoped that is was a girl. Yesterday a guy hit on me, and now my family won't let me hear the end of it. My gaze focused on small petite girl with long brown curls. She glanced over to me, saw me looking, and quickly averted her gaze. So she was the one. I smiled and looked at her more closely. She was a very pretty girl. I spent the rest of art class half paying attention to the teacher, and looking at the mysterious out of the corner of my eye. She really was beautiful.
The bell rang all too quickly. The class jumped to their feet and rushed out the door. I took my time, noticing that the girl did too. Should I ask her out? Was that too forward? I shook my head. I had better ask Alice for advice first. She was always saying I was too quiet. And this also posed a potential problem. She was human. What if I tried to kill her when she passed me? Okay Jasper, get a grip. If you like her, you won't eat her. Yeah, I said the same thing about Bella too, and look what happened there. I almost bit her. I shook my thoughts out of my head as she passed by me. I saw her look at me for two seconds before looking away and almost running out the door. I smiled. Such a cutie. She was shy. I slung my backpack over my shoulder and walked to my next class.
"Oh my gosh Jasper! This is so wonderful!" Alice squealed. She jumped up and gave me a giant hug. Dang. She already knew. I had barely walked in the door when she pulled me to the side and into the kitchen.
"So what's her name? Do I know her? Do we have any classes together? Wait, let me guess…it's Laura isn't it? No? How about Emma? Really, it's not Emma? Okay then, who is it?" I laughed, and sat down.
"I don't know her name," I sighed. Alice's mouth dropped open.
"You what?" I shrugged.
"I don't know her name." Alice hit me on the arm.
"Ow! What was that for?"
"How can you like a girl and not know her name?" I shrugged again.
"She's in my art class."
"Oh really? That's cute, an art class romance. What does she look like? You do know, don't you?" I laughed.
"Yeah, I know what she looks like. She's really pretty. She's short, with gorgeous long brown curls. Amazing brown eyes, and a beautiful complexion." Alice grinned.
"She sounds perfect for you! Have you talked to her?" I shook my head.
"No, not yet. I don't even know her name, remember?" Alice giggled.
"Well, we're just going to have to change that, now won't we?" I sighed. I swear, sometimes Alice could be a bit overbearing.
"There's jsut one problem Alice."
"She's human." Alice looked confused.
"So? So I could kill her." Alice'seyes grew big as she mouthed an 'oh'. She sat back down next to me, and patted my knee comfortably.
"Look Jasper, I know you still don't fully trust yourself around humans after what happend with Bella, but you're doing great. I mean, you're around them everyday at school and you're fine."
"Yeah, but I'm fighting the urge to kill them the whole day. I just don't know if I should take the chance," I sighed. Alice frowned, and hugged me.
"Take the chance Jasper. Edward had the same feelings about Bella, and look at how he's doing. He hasn't harmed a hair on her head yet." I sighed and ran a hand through my hair.
"Yeah, but it's different with Edward. He loves Bella enough not to do those things."
"Are you trying to tell me that you don't like this girl enough to stop yourself from eating her?"
"I just don't know how I will react when I get a whiff of her blood. And what happens if we date for a while, and everythign is going great, and then she finds out I'm a vampire? What's going to stop her from running away screaming? Then our secret will be blown, she tell everyone we're vampires, the town will come after us with flaming torches and pitchforks, the Volturi will find out, they'll kill everyone in the town, and then they'll kill me and the rest of your guys." Alcie stared at me, and then laughed hysterically.
"What? It's a very real possibility!" Alice nodded, and regained her composure.
"Jasper, you're making a mountain out of a molehill. If you feel that she doesn't love you enough to keep your secret, then don't tell her. It's that simple. Edward told Bella because he knew that she cared for him enough so that she wouldn't tell. If you don't believe me, then go ask him yourself."
"What? But Alice said..."
"Forget what Alice said. When I told Bella that I was a vampire, I had no idea how she was going to react. I thought she would run away screaming, much like you think the girl you like is going to do. The truth is, I was just winging it."
"But what if you had told Bella, and she had run away screaming. What were you going to do?"
"I was going to kill her."
"Yeah. I couldn't let a human know that we were real. The Volturi would have eventually gotten to her anyway." Wow. Edward sure was being blunt about all of this. I shook my head and sat down.
"You guys aren't really helping me much here." Edward sighed.
"I'm sorry Jasper. The truth is, you're just going to have to go by your instincts. I have no idea how this will turn out for you, but I'm sure that it will be fine." I looked up at him.
"I sure hope you're right Edward."
The next day in art class was torture. I wanted so desperaetly to go up and talk to her, but I had no idea how. I mean, I knew she had a crush on me, but that didn't make me any more confident. In fact, it made me less confident. What if when I started talking, I made an idiot out of myself and she realized that she wasn't that into me after all? I don't think I could deal with the rejection and humiliation.
A couple of weeks passed by with the same result. I was still a despearate Romeo, and she was still my captivating Juliet. I just had to win her over. Well, ask her out. But how? What should I ask her to do? Should we go see a movie? Dinner? A walk on the beach? I knew next to nothing about this girl. In fact, I had yet to still get her name. Gosh, I'm such an idiot. Eventually, I had to turn back to Alice for help.
"Help me," I said as soon as I got home that day. Alice looked up at me from the program she was watching.
"What's the matter Jasper?"
"I want to ask her out, but I don't even know her name yet. What should I do?" Alice smiled.
"How about get to be friends with her first?"
"How do I do that?" Alice giggled, and patted the couch cushion next to her. I plopped down, and she turned the television off.
"Okay, you guys share a common interest, right?" I nodded.
"Yeah, we're both in the same art class."
"So talk about art!" I groaned.
"But I'm clueless when it comes to art!" Alice giggled again.
"Okay then...talk about the assignment you guys have to do. What are you doing right now in class?"
"I don't know...scupltures?" Alice stared at me.
"You don't know?"
"I've already admitted that. Just help me."
"Well...find out what you guys are doing in class, and then talk to her about the assignment after class. It's the perfect icebreaker." I thought it over. It could work. Granted, as long as I didn't make myself look like a moron.
"Okay, I'll try it. Thanks a ton Alice!" Alice smiled, and flicked the television back on.
The next day at school, I figured I might as well give Alice's advice a try. What the heck. It couldn't hurt, right? As the bell rang, I walked over the mysterious brown-eyed girl, and looked at her scuplture appreciatively.
"Hey, this is really good so far. What are you making?" I asked. She looked up at me, and blushed faintly. She looked down and continued to pack up her things.
"Um, it's nothing really. I don't really know what it's going to be yet. I'm really just making it up as I go along." AS she was saying all of this, she giggled a couple of times, and was smiling non-stop. Her smile was contaigous. I smiled and nodded. I stood there awkwardly for a few seconds. Come on Jasper, say something intelligent! I stuck out my hand towards her.
"My name's Jasper." She looked at my hand and shook it softly.
"Bianca," she replied giggling a bit. I felt myself grinning like an idiot. I had a name! Yes! And it was a gorgeous name.
"Bianca. That's a really preaty name." She smiled.
"Thanks." I let go of her hand rather reluctantly. She was so small and delicate looking that I just wanted to pick her up and protect her from any danger. Although I don't really think scuplting things out of clay hardly qualified as dangerous. She finished picking up her things, and I walked with her to the door. We hovered at the door for a few seconds, and I could tell that she was hoping that I would ask her out. But the truth was, I was too scared to ask her out just yet. I coughed quietly, and shuffled my feet.
"Well, I guess I'll see tomorrow in class then." She nodded and smiled.
"Yeah. I'll see you tomorrow Jasper." When she said my name I could have melted. It sounded so heavenly when it came out of her lips. Boy was I smitten with her.
The rest of the day passed by in a blur, as did the next, and the next. I slowly got to know Bianca. I found out that when she got nervous, she started to play with this small seahorse charm on her necklace. I also found out that she hated it when people clicked their tongues. Sadly, I sometimes have a nervous habit of clicking my tongue when I'm trying to think of what to say next. I clicked my tongue once, and she ignored me the rest of the day. I also learned that she wanted to be a professional artist one day. She even granted me the pleasure of looking at her sketch book. Her drawings were amazing. She truly did have what it took to be a great artist someday, of that I had not doubt. A few more weeks went by, and I felt that I knew her well enough to ask her out. So one day after class ended, I stopped her in the hall.
"Hey Bianca. Can I ask you something?" She was talking to her friends at the time.
"Sure Jasper. What's up?" I shoved my hands in my pockets.
"Um...in private?" She blushed, and nodded her agreement. I grabbed her elbow and pulled her over to the water fountain.
"Um...I was wondering if you might want to come over to my house today. We can watch a movie and just hang out." She grinned, and nodded enthusiastically. I beamed.
"Great. You want a lift after school then?" She nodded once more, and broke out into another one of her giggle fits. She was so cute when she giggled.
"Awesome. I'll meet you at your locker after school then?"
"Great." With that I walked away, and I was in heaven.
I saw the rest of my family at lunch that day, and I couldn't wait to tell Alice the good news. Edward knew before the rest did. I slid in next to Alice, and kissed her warmly on the cheek.
"Hello sister dear," I siad cheerfully. She glanced at me and smiled. My good mood was infecting everyone else. Even Edward, who was particaularily moody today.
"I have a date with Bianca. She's coming over today after school."
"That's great Jasper! Are you going to tell her that we're...vampires...today too?" Alice asked softly. I shrugged. I still didn't know how she would react. She seemed to like me enough, but that wasn't satisfying enough. I needed to know that she wouldn't tell anyone.
"Probably not, but we'll see how things go." After school, I headed over to Bianca's locker and waited paitently while she put all of her things into her backpack. We drove to my house, and she managed to crack me up a couple of times. She was starting to relax around me, and that was always a good sign. We pulled into the driveway, and I helped her out of the car. She stared at the house in awe.
"Wow. That is one gigantic house." I smiled.
"Yeah. It' s nothing special really." She stared at me.
"Nothing special? It's ginormous!" I chuckled, and steered her inside. I introduced her to the family briefly before eading her to the living room where I popped in a movie. I had heard she liked comedy movies, so I had dug through Emmett's supply, and came up with the 40 Year Old Virgin. I was rather fond of that one. We were half way into it when she leaned her head on my shoulder. My muscles tightened, but I willed myself to relax. The ball was in my court. I didn't want to make a foul. I slowly put my arm around her shoulder. She sighed and murmured something about the movie. I snickered and drew her closer to me. We watched the movie in silence, laughing occasionaly at the funnier parts. At the end of the moive I turned off the television, and turned to face her.
"So what do you want to talk about?" she asked. I shrugged.
"Doesn't matter to me." And it didn't. So long as I was near her I couldn't care less what we talked about. And talk we did. We talked well passed midnight. I swear we talked about every topic on the planet. I was really getting into it, and didn't even notice the time until she started to yawn repeatedly. I yawned once or twice too for good measure.
"I think it's time for you to be heading home. Are your parents going to be mad?" Bianca checked her phone, and nodded.
"Oh yeah. But it was worth it." I grinned, and drove her home. I walked her up to her door, and paused for a second.
"Well...I really had a great time tonight Jasper," she said. She paused, and then turned to go.
"Me too. Bianca?" She turned back around. As she did, I grabbed her face delicately between my hands and kissed her. It was marvelous. Her lips were soft and full, and they felt marvelous against mine. I let go, and she sighed.
"Wow. You're a good kisser," she said. I laughed, glad that some of the tension broke.
"Yes?" I swallowed.
"Would you be my girlfriend?" Her eyes lit up and she threw herself at me, flinging her arms around my neck and kissing my deeply on the mouth.
"I thought you would never ask," she whispered in my ear. On the way home, I was grinning from ear to ear. But one question was still nagging at me. Could I tell her my secret? A part of me said that yes, I could.
Sorry that's it's taken me forever to update this guys. I really do apologize. I've just been dealing with some family problems. My cousin jsut recently got injured in Iraq, so that was pretty tough. Plus school and everything. Also, I was just sick for the past five days. So now I have to make up a week's worth of homework. Which is why I'm updating most of my stories this weekend, before Monday. Next week is gonna be so hectic. Oh joy. But, read and review. And renmeili, I hoped you enjoyed your one-shot!