JASPER… finally, I know.
I sat in the backseat of Edward's Volvo with Alice and Rosalie. Alice was extra jumpy and anxious to get to school this morning and Edward seemed to know why. "Hold tight you little squirt. We'll be at school soon enough." Emmett said from the front seat after Alice interpreted Edward's driving for the seventh time. I rolled my eyes as the aggravation rolled off of her. As we edged closer to school her anxiety grew more and more.
"Alice, can you calm down? Its really annoying." She huffed and didn't respond. We were pulling into the school parking lot now and she would be away from me sooner or later. Edward pulled into a parking lot and we all piled out of the car. Heads turned and eyes rolled as we walked towards school. Edward's hand intertwined with Alice's and Emmett's arm around Rose's waist. I walked alongside Emmett and listened to him ramble on about how he was going to beat me in Guitar Hero World Tour when we got home.
My first 3 classes flew by surprisingly. I made my way towards the lunch room and noticed everyone's attention was surprisingly not aimed at our lunch table. The emotions of the students flooded me, they were mostly curious. I sat down with my siblings and scanned the lunch room. "There's a new girl." Rosalie stated, obviously noticing my confusion.
"Not just a girl," Alice finished. "She's a vampire." A smile flashed across her face as she and Edward made eye contact for a brief moment before looking away.
"What's her name?" I asked to simply make conversation.
"Isabella, or Bella." Edward replied. If my heart had been beating in the first place, it would have stopped then. Bella, my Isabella. I had tried not to think of how I had left her behind. But it didn't help. "She's sitting with Jessica Stanley. But I can't read her mind." He seemed really frustrated with that so I didn't push for anymore information.
I stared off into space; fidgeting with the cap to the lemonade I wouldn't drink. Edward's voice brought me back from my thoughts, "Whitlock?" He questioned. I looked at him waiting for him to continue. I'd assumed he was talking to me, but he wasn't paying any attention.
"What?" I nearly shouted.
"Isabella." He said, gesturing to Jessica's table. As I glanced at the table, I saw the most beautiful creature scanning the cafeteria and nodding every so often at Jessica and Mike. She had to be my Bella.
"Edward." I said. "Is that… really, Bella? My Bella?" I stuttered.
"I think so." Edward spoke. A smile broke across Alice's face and I realized why she was so happy cheerful this morning.
"Should I go talk to her?" I asked.
Rosalie pressed her hand to my wrist. "No, you have gym with her. According to Alice, you'll talk to her there."
"You knew," I accused. "You all know!"
"No Jasper," Alice said. "We didn't know for sure. I saw her name was Isabella, she had brown hair and was a vampire. There was no way of for sure knowing if it was really her. We didn't want to upset you if it wasn't really her."
"Understandable." I stated, not caring anymore. It took me everything I had not to jump up and talk to her then. But a thought crossed my mine, what if she had moved on? She was still using my last name, but maybe she just never got re married. The lunch bell rang and stopped me from worrying anymore. One more class until I get to see Bella. I can live through that, I told myself.
Fourth bell passed slowly. The minutes seemed to tick by one by one, but finally the bell rang. I just about jumped out of my seat and headed out the door as fast as I could without drawing attention to myself. Despite how fast I was walking she managed to beat me to gym. "Hale!" Mr. Barker yelled. "Be Bella's partner for today." God must love me, I thought to myself. We were playing volleyball but I could sense the nervousness coming from her.
"Hey." She said coming up beside me. She hadn't recognized me yet.
I glanced at her but couldn't look away. She noticed, but seemed to have the same problem. "Isabella." I breathed.
"Jasper!?" She whispered.
I smiled as she jumped and locked her arms around my neck. My arms found her waist and everything, after all these years, felt perfect. She pulled away with a smile planted on her face. "It seems we have a lot to talk about." I stated.
And right on cue Jessica walked over. "Bella, you know Jasper?" She asked suspiciously.
"Yeah," She glanced at me, unsure what to say exactly. "We dated awhile ago, before he had to move." Her lying skills had definitely improved.
"Oh," Jessica answered with jealously radiating off of her. "Well I guess that means you know the rest of his family."
I took the liberty of answering for her, knowing she wouldn't have the slightest clue what to say. "Yes Jennifer, she used to be quite close to them actually."
"It's Jessica, but you can call me whenever." She replied, trying to be cute.
"Stanley!" Mr. Barker called. "Get back to your team!" Jessica scurried off as I taught Bella how to properly serve a volleyball.
As the final bell rang I walked out towards the parking lot. "Did you drive here?" I asked
"Do you wanna meet my family? I could just ride with you." She was nervous. "They already know all about you." I said with a smile and she agreed.
I followed Bella over to her black Mercedes and got held open the drivers door for her. She smiled and stepped in as I walked around to the passenger side. I ran over our previous conversation in my head so Edward would know we were coming over.
She didn't start the car immediately. She turned her head to look at me instead. "Oh, Jasper!" She cried as she scooted over to lock her arms around my neck.
"I know Bella," I said as I wrapped my arms around her. "I'm so sorry."
She pulled her head up to look at me. "For what?"
"Leaving. I told you, no. I promised you I would come back, and I didn't."
"No Jasper, its okay. I'm just so glad that you're here. I've missed you so much!"
"I missed you too babe."
I pulled her onto my lap and scooted her over to the passenger seat so I was now in the drivers seat. I started the car and she asked me what happened. I explained everything about Maria and then how I left her and Alice found me and she told me about how she tried to commit suicide. I couldn't stand the thought of that, but she convinced me if it hadn't happened, she wouldn't be here with me. I looked down at her left hand and noticed she was wearing a ring.
I gently picked up her hand and held it to my eye level. A smile broke across my face as I realized what it was. "You're still wearing this?" I asked.
She was slightly embarrassed. "Er, well yeah."
"Don't be embarrassed." I said as I held up my left hand to show her my ring as well.
We had pulled into the drive way and she turned to look at me. "I love you Jasper."
"I love you too Isabella." and she leaned in and pressed her lips gently to mine.
FINALLY! (: This makes me happy. I would update again tonight, but i have to get up early tomorrow. I'll def. update tomorrow. Though this is my 3rd chapter in one night so i'd say you guys are pretty spoiled. =p
Well i expect massive reviews! I dont care if they're flames. I'll back it up, but i just wanna know what you guys think. And if i should continue.
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