The wind whipped and tousled my honey blonde hair. An uncontrollable smile played on my mouth. The roof was down on my beautiful car. There was only one thing I needed to complete this moment; the presence of Alice.
I was in a very pleasant mood. My mood was much better than it had been in the past few days that were stressful from first meetings and new company. Especially since I was alone to let my senses wander. There was no one else here to influence my emotional balance. I had decided to drive into town and pick Alice up. She had said she would be done by noon-ish anyway. She must have known. Of course she did. She was Alice. She could just do that with out a prior mention and leave you unsure of what was going to happen until it happened. Typical…
I cruised down the small town's main street searching for the small figure that belonged to Alice. I was beginning to worry when I didn't see her and had to turn around and go back down the street. I was really worried when I sensed Rosalie's emotions upon seeing her in front of a small boutique. I quickly parked the car and jumped out. I didn't wait for her to tell me what was wrong before I strode in the direction of Alice's scent. I was afraid of being noticed among present human company so I went at a rather questionable human pace. I was relieved the second I burst out the back door and saw her.
There in a deserted brick alleyway was Alice stalking in my general direction. Behind her was a hallow eyed, gangly proportioned vampire was glaring at Alice. I could feel his muddled anger, curiosity, and annoyance. If there was no Alice present at the moment, I would have made no hesitation in demanding him to leave. I didn't like him from the moment I saw him. His face looked hungry and demanding.
But I barely had a moment to contemplate what to do about this other vampire because Alice needed me. I ran to her and embraced her small body close to my own. The other vampire left with out a word, jumping smoothly onto the rusty fire escape and then gliding from there onto the roof. He was then out of sight.
Alice rapidly explained everything in a voice so light it would be inaudible to a human. The more I heard, the more worried I became. I didn't like the sound of the "Joseph". He was exactly the type of person I didn't want Alice around. He seemed very much like vampires I used to associate myself with down in the south. The type of people I never again wished to be with again.
I never for moment considered telling Alice because she would only deny it and tell me she could take care of herself. To be honest I guess she could do that pretty well, but sometimes she got so caught up trying to help others she just forgot about herself. She wants to help everyone's future, whether they asked for it or not. It was times when she was so busy helping others that made me realize that there really was a place in her life for me to help her out, to love her, and give her all I could.
The entire drive home Alice was looking into space and calculating the future. She would blink after a few moments, sigh in aggravation, and try again. Finally after about half an hour of this she stopped and rubbed her fingers in a circular pattern at her temples. I took one of my hands off the wheel and gently took her hand in mine hoping to comfort her.
"Having trouble?" I asked.
"I can't see anything!" she complained.
"You lost your visions?" I asked incredulously.
"No, no. I can still see things. It's just really blurry once I get a day or so ahead of the present time. Normally I can clearly see weeks ahead into the future without much trouble. But now when I look, no matter what scenario I put myself in, a decision or decisions of some one else keeps interfering with our future. And their decision isn't made yet. They are still trying to think something through, and it's getting really annoying." She huffed, before turning to me. She took a deep, but unnecessary, breath before turning to look at me.
"I'm sorry for whining, I'm just so used to knowing what will happen. When I can't see anything I feel so… blind. It's like I don't know anything. I can't see my past. I have no clue what happened to me or how I got here with you. All I've ever had was the future. When that's gone to I feel lost," she finished, her voice small.
Without the car swerving in the slightest I put my arm around Alice and held her to me, my hand gently caressing her pale shoulder.
"You know for once, you're wrong," I whispered softly into her ear, "You're never lost, because I swear to you that no matter what happens, I will always be here for you Alice. Holding your hand and following no matter where you want to go. I love you Alice, I swear." Then Alice turned to me with a small smirk.
"Oh, I know Jasper, there's no doubt about you always being there. I've seen that already." She said lightly. I snorted. My intense stare broke away from her and back onto the road. The connected moment lost.
"That's what I get," I muttered, "I go and pour my heart out to a my lovely, future-seeing mate and she can simply say 'I know'. Figures…"
"Jasper," she said softly. I looked down on her small, pale face that had a glowing smile and warm eyes. "I may have already known that you felt that way, but still, it was nice to hear. I love you, too." Then she leaned forward and kissed me deeply on the lips. And I will admit that the car went just a little bit off the road. And that didn't stop me.
The rest of the drive back she rested on my shoulders. Her eyes closed. She wasn't sleeping of course. That was impossible. But she was humming contentedly. I asked her what she was doing. She didn't respond so I assumed she was too much in her head to hear me. But when we got back to the house and pulled into the garage she answered.
"I was wrong. Now that I have you, I don't know if I could ever feel lost again. Back in the car I was just remembering you. Just small things. Like the way your face looks when you see something beautiful, like a sunset. Or how you sound excited when running. Or how you smile when there is something amusing going on. And how your eyes look when you see me…" I smiled.
"You don't have to remember because I'm right here. Always will be." So of course there was only one thing Alice could say to that.
A/N I know it seems a little fluffy right now, but like I said before, I am building things up for the next plot line. It will all make sense later. Until then remember what you read and if you have a theory, please do tell. I love hearing speculation. Anyway, review! Please and thank you!
Edit: One more thing, I have links on my profile for Jasper and Emmett's car. They've been there for awhile, but I keep forgetting to mention it. So check it out! :)