Full summary: All human. There's one relationship that's meant to stand the test of time, and everything else. Can it, however, withstand an unsteady whirlwind romance? Siblings stand strong together by nature, for the most part. Bella and Jasper are siblings. Now throw in a mysterious, wild summer. Cannon couples. Loosely inspired by Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard and Days of the Old by Every Avenue.

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight.

Soundtrack: Rooftops – Lost Prophets

Chapter 1: Sibling Bonding



I jumped at the noise, and spun around. I saw the blue-eyed, blond haired man, I'd grown to admire and even try to be like over the course of my lifetime.

"Hi." I said timidly before turning back around, and wrapping my arms around my knees.

"What are you thinkin' 'bout?" I paused before deciding to avoid his question.

"How'd you know I was out here?" I heard his sigh, and then he slid down next to me.

"I've known you your whole life....." He paused. "I also know you come out here at night sometimes....to think." He looked at me. "Can I ask why you come to the roof?"

"Well....everyone has that one special place they like to retreat to. Dad has the basement, you have your 'fort', and well....this is mine."

"I'm surprised you haven't fallen off yet." He laughed, and even though I knew he was kidding I gave him a serious answer.

"This is the one place I'm not clumsy." He was quiet, and I could hear all the crickets in the night.

After a few minutes of waiting for him to tell me what was on his mind, I laid back against the roof. I felt the roughness of the tiles on my arms, but I was used to it by now. Looking up past the dark forest I saw all the stars in the sky. I heard him rearrange himself so he was sitting down too. Then he started.

"Look Bells," He cleared his throat and started again. "I'm your brother....so..if you ever want to talk or something I'm here for you." He looked at me and I could see his blue eyes shining with sincerity, "You're my baby sister...it's my job to be there for you." I smiled softly at him.

"Thanks Jasper." He nodded.

"Bella is there anything specific on your mind? Anything bothering you? Ever since summer ended you've seemed....distracted."

"No." I whispered. "Nothing specific bothering me." There were few things Jazz and I couldn't talk about, and this, this was one of them.

He looked at me and shook his head. "You're a horrible liar, tell the truth. What's bothering my baby sister? Whose ass am I kicking?"

"No one's." He opened his mouth to interject. "Jazz this is just something I can't talk about right now. I know you're just trying to help, but at the moment I just can't.... Okay?"

He sighed, "But you will?"

"Eventually." He nodded and I knew he wouldn't protest. It was quiet for a couple more minutes.

After that he started pointing out constellations, and we laughed when he got some wrong.

"I see why you come out here to think." He said.

"Yeah, it's so peaceful."

"I might just take it."

"Whoa there big boy, no way!" I laughed. "Use the roof out your window!"

"But it wouldn't be the same." He paused. "Plus mine overlooks the road and the neighbors would see me. And you know that really creepy lady across the street has a crush on me."

"Oh so it is a selfish reason."

"Slightly." It was quiet, for what seemed like the millionth time tonight.

"You ready to talk now?"

I laughed. "Night Jasper."

He paused. "Night." Then he rolled on top of me

"Uff....Jazz." He laughed and hugged me before jumping back up so I could breathe. Then he walked back up the slant of the roof and slipped back in the window. I heard the soft open and close of my bedroom door. Sighing I realized it was really getting late so I hopped through the window and closed it. I lingered for a moment but then I realized what all the sleepless nights had been doing to me. I felt sluggish and for the first time in a long time I felt calm. My last conscious thought was: Thanks Jasper.

AN: Okay, so this idea wouldn't leave me alone and I had to write it. Um this is a one-shot, but if I get enough requests I'll make it into a story. I have a couple ideas if that's the case, so tell me if you like :D

Update: I have decided to make this into a story. So expect more.

To my A Haunting fans I will be updating soon!

Thanks to my beta, An End Has A Start!

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