"Dinner's ready!" I called. In mere seconds, Seth came running into the kitchen with three year old Nayeli on his back. She was squealing with excitement.
After the whole incident with Mike, we'd decided it was time to move on. The family moved to Mobile, Alabama and we had a house a ways off from town. We kept the house in Forks for something like a getaway since we'd had so many memories there; it was hard to let it go. Esme had built smaller cottages in the area around the bigger house; one for each of the couples. Seth, Nayeli, and I were in ours.
Seth sat Nayeli in her chair and took his own seat. I served them their food, then sat down across from Seth with a cup of "cranberry juice" in my hands. I hadn't been able to get away from the house in a while, so I'd been drinking animal blood from the small refrigerator Carlisle had provided. I hadn't killed another human since the Mike incident, and I really hadn't wanted to. My gold eyes were my best feature, and I was immensely proud of them.
"Momma, how come you never really eat?" Nayeli asked me. For a child her age, Nayeli was extremely bright. Edward had already taught her to play the piano and she was using words kids her age have normally never even heard. She was an avid reader, too, and coincidentally was into books about vampires and werewolves. Her favorites were the Night World books.
I froze at her question, and so did Seth. We stared at her. She'd never asked this before.
"And how come daddy's always going somewhere with Uncle Jacob at night?" she prodded. "And how come Aunty Alice never eats either? And neither does Uncle Jasper, Aunty Rose, Grandpa, Grandma, Uncle Emmett, Aunty—"
"That's enough, sweetie," I said, interrupting her. She looked at me questioningly. "Keep eating. I need to talk with your father."
Seth and I stood up and went into our bedroom. I closed the door and took a deep breath.
"She's on to us," I muttered. "I told you—sooner or later she was going to catch on."
"Well… eat some human food," Seth suggested. "You can cough it back up later."
"That'll be of no help," I said. "The next time she sees you sneak out to go inspect the perimeter with Jake, she'll just get more curious. How long is it going to be before she catches you shifting, or me taking down a mountain lion?" The good thing about the imprint having been broken was that we could argue like a real married couple now, instead of it being the Jasmine's Always Right show.
Seth sighed and I bit my lip.
"Don't you think that maybe it's time to tell her?" I asked cautiously.
"Tell her?" Seth asked, bemused. "Jasmine, she's three years old! How do you think she'll react when she finds out her mom's a—"
"Vampire," I completed for him.
"And her dad's a—"
Seth pursed his lips. "You're not helping."
"Well we can't just keep this from her forever," I said. "What's she going to think when one day she sprouts fur and a tail?"
"Jasmine, you know as well as I do that she may not even be a wolf," Seth said. "She's not showing many of the signs. I mean, at her age, everyone in the pack was the size of ten year olds. Nayeli… she's… well…"
"Short. Yeah, I know. But don't you think there's the slightest possibility she got that from me? Seriously, I am physically twenty-four years old and still five-foot-three. I have met eleven year olds taller than me."
Seth smiled. "I hadn't exactly taken that into account. But don't worry—shortness suits you." He wrapped his arms around me and kissed me. I kissed him back until my senses returned. I hit his arm as lightly as my vampire strength would allow.
"Not the time," I chastised half heartedly. "What are we going to do about Nayeli?"
He sighed. "I think you're right. We should tell her."
I blew a strand of hair out of my face. "Let's get this over with."
When we went back out to the kitchen, we saw Nayeli standing on her stool, washing her plate. Immediately, I walked over and turned off the water before lifting her down from the stool.
"You can leave that there, Nana," I said. "Your father and I want to take you for a walk. Would you like that?"
She smiled and nodded. With one of her small hands in my own and her other in Seth's, we led her out the back door.
If you walked far enough through the woods, you came to the only park in town. It was a lot easier than driving there, and it gave Seth and me a lot more time to mentally prepare ourselves for what we were about to do.
When we finally reached the park, we sat at the first bench we saw. The park was nearly empty, so there were no worries about anyone overhearing. I placed Nayeli on Seth's lap and scooted as close to him as I could.
"What did ya wanna talk about, Momma?" she asked.
I looked at Seth and he smiled in encouragement. I took a deep breath.
"Nayeli," I started. "Nayeli, do you believe in vampires?"
A/N: And so comes the end of part two. Hope the epilogue was satisfying enough for everyone. Just wanna let you guys know that it'll be a while before I post the next story. If only there was some way for all my amazing readers to be ALERTed when me—the AUTHOR—adds the story. (-cough-Author Alert-cough-) ;D In the mean time, while you're waiting for the third (and final) installment of this story, maybe ya wanna read&review some of my other stories ;) Haha.
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