My little niece

Jasper POV

"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.

"Uncle Jasper?"

"Yes?"

"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."