My little niece
"Uncle Jasper?" came a little voice.
I turned around. Renesme stood by the door of my bedroom. She was in her night gown, the one which Alice had bought for her. I smiled. She looked so much like Bella when she was human - her brown eyes and the flush in her cheeks.
"Yes, Nessie?" I asked gently. She danced to my side. "Shouldn't you be sleeping?"
She climbed onto my lap and placed her hand on my cheek.
I can't sleep.
Bella and Edward were out hunting with Alice. And Edward usually sang her his lullaby before she slept. I guess that must be the reason. She touched my cheek again.
Can I stay here for awhile?
I chuckled. "Of course, you may, Nessie," I carried her and placed her on the bed. She tucked herself under the blanket. And waited patiently for sleep to overcome her.
"Why do you love Auntie Alice? I mean, why not somebody else?"
That question caught me off guard. I looked at her, her eyes burning with curiosity.
"Well…"I started. "I guess you could say that Auntie Alice and I are…fated to be together. She saw me in a vision. So she came looking for me. She just knew me from the start. And…I can't imagine myself with another mate," I stated matter-of-factly.
"Oh. Does that mean that momma and daddy are fated to be together too?"
"I guess so,"
"Who am I fated to be with?" She asked.
Jacob Black? I don't know….
"Hmm…Jake, maybe?" I winked at her.
She smiled and giggled. She reached out for me, and I picked her up, cradling her in my arms. She yawned.
"Are you sleepy yet?" I asked her. She nodded.
"Sweet dreams, my little niece," I kissed her forehead.
A few minutes later, Nessie was deep asleep, snoring softly against my chest.
"Jazz?" Alice poked her head in.
"Shh. My little niece is sleeping," I looked at Renesme lovingly. Alice laughed, walked over and kissed me on the cheek.
"You're a good babysitter," my wife complimented me. I grinned.
"Alice? Jasper?" came Edward's voice.
"Come on in," Alice called cheerfully.
Edward walked in, his bronze hair in a mess.
I walked over to him and handed Renesme over. Edward took her from my arms gently, careful to not wake her up.
"Thanks, Jazz," he smiled at me. I shrugged.
Alice laughed as she put her arm around my waist.
"Isn't my husband just the most perfect man on this earth?" her voice ringing like bells. I kissed her full on the lips for some time.
"Hey! None of that!" Edward complained. "My daughter is asleep!"
I laughed. "I think I know who your son-in-law will be, Edward," He rolled his eyes.
"Please don't remind me," he said, disgust thick in his voice.
" I'll be supporting him, you know. As long as my little niece is happy, I'm happy."