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I was looking out at the moonlight over the beach with Jasper. I didn't quite know what to think about that yet. This whole thing was just like a big mind scramble!
I really thought I was going to die. My eyes were closed and I didn't see anything. I heard what sounded like metal tearing and then I was jerked hard… I figured I was crashing into the water. But then I heard the truck hit the water below. It was then when I felt the cold hand that was gripping onto mine. Edward! He does love me…but then when he spoke, it wasn't Edward. I knew the voice but it didn't make sense. I looked up and saw Jasper. I didn't understand…it wasn't Edward. He told me to wrap myself around him and when I did…it was so familiar. The marble body, the cold skin, the sweet smell…Jasper was a little different, a little huskier but still completely wonderful. But when I thought about what just happened I lost it.
I couldn't let go of him. It wasn't Edward but it reminded me of him. I wasn't sure how long I would get to feel that again so I held on for dear life. Thankfully he didn't put me down. He even wrapped his arms around me and put his head on my shoulder. He seemed tired which I know is impossible because of what he is. He finally sat down and started rocking me. And then he whispered that I was safe. The realization that I wasn't dead hit me and I broke down again. I was so thankful and he was so comforting…After awhile I calmed down and pulled myself away from the familiar feel of his body, I didn't know if that would be the last time I ever felt that but I did know that it was a high probability.
I told him thank you. It wasn't enough to express how grateful I was but it was the truest thing I could say at that moment. Then he tried to blame my whole mess of a life on himself. I don't know why none of them ever believed that I truly didn't care what they were, and that I understood that sometimes unfortunate things happen, but I knew in my heart that they wouldn't hurt me…well maybe Rosalie but I still didn't think she would kill me.
And then when I explained how I felt to him…he didn't argue with me about why he was right and I was wrong. He just smiled and I was surprised for not having to defend my point.
Then it hit me that Alice must have seen this happening but he told me they broke up. She left him. I was trying so hard to process all of these different emotions, I had my own pain to deal with and now I felt for him too. I think he called her a bitch under his breath. That shocked me a little too but I understand he was angry with her. I put a hand on his knee hoping to comfort him maybe in some small measure…then I just blurted out a bunch of stuff about how I couldn't believe how Edward and Alice treated us. He was nice enough to let me rant a little.
Then he asked me about Charlie. I lost it again so he pulled me into his arms again. This time it felt different. This time I could tell the differences between his and Edward's body. He was just a little taller than Edward, lanky but a little more muscular. He was also a little rougher…he hugged me a little tighter than Edward did. He started running his fingers through my hair and rubbing my back very softly. It was very…nice.
Then we talked about why he was really here. He needed a friend. It made me see him differently…he was a little more vulnerable. My heart just broke all over again for him. So I tried to get a smile from him and asked if I could call him my BFF…he told me to shut up…but he laughed. It made me feel better to see him laugh.
We talked for quite awhile and it seemed so comfortable to do. I hadn't talked this much in months.
"Bella, I should probably take you home. It's really fucking late and I know you've gotta be freezing." Jasper stood up and pulled up with him. I wondered why he seemed to be cussing so much. Maybe it was just all the stress he was experiencing. I sighed, "I don't want to go home. I don't want to ever go back there. Can I just stay with you?" I really didn't want to be alone…
He nodded and said, "I was hoping you'd want to stay with me." Thank God…
"Okay, Bella, you need to hop on my back so we can get going. It's going to be a little bit of a run." When he said that I panicked…the reminder of doing that with Edward was just a little too much, "I…can't…I just can't do that. It's too much like him, it will remind me and…I just can't." He wrapped his arms around me and I think he must have sent me some calming vibes. So then I thought about when he held me before and it wasn't too bad like that, "Well, how about if you just hold me like you did before? It felt different than when he held me. Would you be able to run like that?"
"Yeah, that will work." He pulled off his hoodie and handed it to me. "Here, put this on and pull the hood up. The wind's gonna be cold enough without adding in my body temperature." I thought it was a nice gesture and then I started chuckling when I saw how big it was on me. I must have looked like a total nightmare.
So I went up and put my arms around his neck so he could lift me up. I wrapped my legs around him and laid my head on his shoulder. It was so comfortable.
"Um…Bella, tuck your head into my chest. It's gonna be really cold." I didn't want to move but I did what he asked. Then when he started running I felt very relaxed again. I fell asleep.
I woke up the next day feeling more refreshed than I had been in a really long time. I rolled over and realized where I was. I immediately groaned…
"Mornin' sunshine." I looked up to see Jasper sitting leaned back in the chair across from me with his feet crossed on the coffee table. He looked so relaxed and he smiled warmly when my eyes met his.
"Good morning." I yawned and stretched. "How did you sleep?" he asked and I smiled because I knew he had to have been the reason I slept so well last night. "I slept like a baby, thanks." He smiled.
"Hey, I remembered that you need to eat so would you like to get some breakfast?" He sounded like he was very proud for remembering that and I was pretty proud of him too. "Yeah," but then I looked down at myself and realized I was in desperate need of a shower. "Um…I need a human moment though," I said jumping off the couch and folding the blanket I slept with.
He looked at me inquisitively, "Human moment?" I was laughing at him now, "Yeah, brush my teeth, take a shower…" He looked like that one had went right over his head, "Go have your human moment, I'll go get you some breakfast. What would you like?"
I smiled, he seemed eager, "Um…just surprise me." He got up and walked human pace to the front door, "Alright, I'll be back soon. Enjoy your shower." "Thanks."
I walked up the stairs to the shower. It felt so surreal being here. I walked by Edward's bedroom but couldn't bring myself to go in. I continued down the hallway to the shower. Once I felt that hot water running down my back it immediately started working out the tired muscles. I stayed in there for quite awhile and really did enjoy it.
I wrapped the towel snugly around me. Crap. I don't have any clean clothes. Clothes hadn't really crossed my mind until that point. Alice…maybe Alice left some clothes.
I opened the bathroom door and made my way to her old room. I could smell the delicious aroma of bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes…it all smelled so good. My stomach growled. I guess Jasper must be back…
I pushed open the bedroom door and Jasper was there facing away from me…in nothing but a towel. He must have taken a shower after he got back because he stood there now, with little drops of water sliding down his back into the black towel he had wrapped around his waist. His blonde hair was wet and messy. I could see the faint outline of crescent moon shaped scars along his back and even his long muscular legs…
Then he turned and caught me ogling him…"Bella? What are you doing?" he asked with a sly smirk on his face. It brought me back to reality quickly. I suddenly remembered I was wearing only a towel too and I know I must have turned ten shades of red. "Uh…clothes? I thought maybe Alice left some clothes here…I don't have anything to wear."
Now my eyes traveled to his chest. It was long and lean but a little more muscular than Edward. He looked a little more…grown up. He smiled smugly at me, "Bella, what a naughty girl you are." Crap, empath!
Now it was my turn to tell him to shut up, "Shut up Jasper."
He just shook his head, "Turn around and I'll be dressed in just a moment, then you can rummage through the closet." I did as he said; completely mortified that he knew I was checking him out.
"Done," he said just a second later. I turned around and now he had pulled a pair of blue jeans on, they were still unbuttoned though and I could see his dark blue boxers underneath. He was barefoot and had thrown a dark gray t-shirt over his shoulder. "All yours," he said as he walked by me and out the door, closing it behind him.
Trying to forget about the embarrassing incident that just happened, I walked over to the closet and tried to find something to squeeze my ass into. I finally found a pair of jeans and a dark blue t-shirt. They looked the most comfortable and normal of the choices I had. I pulled open a dresser drawer and was delighted to find a dark blue matching bra and panty set that still had the tags on it. It was a little too lacy and shear for my taste but beggars can't be choosers, right?
The panties fit pretty well but the bra was a little tight and pushed my boobs up past my comfort level. The pants were a little tight but Alice would never own a pair of sweats so they would have to do. The t-shirt was a little tight too and kept rising up to show my belly. I didn't like that but at least all my depression had caused me to lose a few pounds. I would definitely need to get some clothes.
I walked downstairs and found Jasper waiting in the kitchen reading a newspaper. There was enough food sitting on the counter to feed an army. "Sorry about walking in on you," I muttered, hoping that he would just accept the apology and not mention it again. "No worries, Bella." He put down the paper and looked over at me. He smiled and looked away quickly.
I grabbed a plate and started filling it with eggs, bacon, pancakes…mmm, I hadn't eaten this good in months.
He finally looked back at me when I sat down at the counter next to him. "It's good to see you've gotten your appetite back. I've noticed you lost a few pounds." I almost choked on the bacon, "Jasper, didn't anyone ever tell you to never talk to a girl about her weight?"
He looked at me inquisitively again and furrowed his eyebrows, "No. Why?" Did he truly not understand this? "Because girls are self conscious about that kind of thing. See, now in the back of my mind I'm wondering if you think I'm too fat or too skinny…"
He leaned over and grabbed my hand, laughing quietly, "Isabella, I am sorry if that's the impression I gave you. I certainly didn't intend for you to think that I thought anything bad about you." I squeezed his hand a little and realized he probably didn't have the greatest communication skills with human girls so I was a little embarrassed. "No worries," I smiled back and released his hand. He picked up the paper again while I continued eating.
"For the record though, I think your body is perfect," he said from behind the paper.
I almost choked again. Did he really just tell me my body was perfect?
I just blushed deeply but I couldn't say anything. I finally finished my breakfast and took my dishes over to the sink to wash them.
"Oh shit!" Jasper jumped from the table with the newspaper in hand. "Bella, we've got a slight problem." He pushed the paper in front of me and I gasped. There was a story about the incident last night. Pieces of my truck were found washed along the shore. Divers were working this morning in an effort to recover my body. I had been presumed dead.
My mind was trying to comprehend that, "They think I'm dead?" He sighed, "It would appear so. Sorry." I started freaking out, "What do I do? Do I tell someone?" I was pacing the kitchen at this point when he pulled out a chair and sat down pulling me onto his lap. I immediately started to feel calmer. I took a deep breath, "Thanks." I knew he had been calming me down.
"What do you want to do, Bella?"
I thought about that question for a few minutes. I don't want to stay in Forks…if they find out I drove over the cliff on purpose would they lock me up in some loony bin? I don't really have any family or friends left to mourn me anyway…sure, there was Renee but I knew that she would be able to distract herself easily enough to get past it quickly. I might be making a bad decision but for once, I'm going to do exactly what I want to do…
"Do I have to tell anyone? Could I just let everyone think that I'm…" my voice trailed off as I still tried to pull my jumbled thoughts together.
Jasper took my chin in his hand and turned my face to his, "Bella, if you don't want to be found, you don't have to be. I do know someone who could create a whole new identity for you, all you have to do is tell me."
I considered it for a moment. A whole new identity? Leaving my old life in the past…
"Yes. That's what I want. Can you do it for me?" I looked into his eyes and couldn't help but smile when a huge grin crept across his face, "Yes, darlin'. I'll take care of it." We both stood up and I finished cleaning the kitchen while he was on the phone in the other room.
A few minutes later he walked back into the kitchen, "We'll be picking up your new identity tomorrow in Montana." I looked at him like he was crazy, "What?"
He smiled and stepped closer to me, "We're going on a road trip. Your new identity will be waiting for us at a Post Office box in Montana. You do understand that we can't stay here in Forks if you wish for people to presume you're dead."
I guess I just hadn't really thought the whole thing through. "Montana? Hmm..okay, I guess we're going on a road trip." But then I started wondering, "Um, Jasper? What's my new name?" He laughed and seemed a little embarrassed, "Isabella Marie Whitlock."
He was looking at me a little strangely so I said, "Whitlock's a fine name. But why are you looking at me like that?" He looked down at the ground now, "Bella, I hope you're not mad but when he asked for a name I realized we hadn't even thought of one so I…gave him my last name." What?
"But isn't your name Hale?" He leaned into the kitchen counter looking at me, "No, that's Rosalie's name. My name is Whitlock. I just took her name so we could pretend to be twins." I thought about it for a minute.
"That's okay, Jasper. I don't mind. Maybe people will think we're brother and sister…" He started laughing, "Or husband and wife." Now I started laughing. That was an absurd notion.
We stood there for a moment in silence…I wish I knew what he was thinking…
He jumped up and seemed pretty excited, "Okay, well we better get a move on…" I loved when his southern accent slid out…I don't know much about him. I think Edward said he was from Texas…
"We'll stop along the way to get what you need. I'll go pack; I'll be done in a few minutes." He took off up to his room. I sat there still in shock. My life had already begun to change…I was excited about this too.
A few minutes later he was back in the kitchen with his bag. "Ready?" I smiled at him and took a deep breath, "Yes."
We walked into the garage and I gasped when I saw Edward's Vanquish sitting there. It was the only car in the garage, "Um…are we taking that?"
He looked at me and studied my face for a moment, "Yeah, I still need to buy a car and it's the only one here so…but if you don't want to take it we can just go buy…" I smiled, "Can I drive it?" He looked a little surprised but smiled, "Can you handle it?" I grabbed the keys out of his hand, "There's only one way to find out."
He threw his bag in the car and jumped in the passenger side. I slid into the driver's seat and repositioned everything for me. I took a deep breath and put the key in the ignition. When I started it, the power I felt scared me a little and Jasper must have sensed my apprehension, "You can do this Bella," he whispered.
I pressed the gas slightly and the car bucked underneath me. It shocked me and pressed the brake hard. He looked at me, "Okay, you feel the power now so don't be afraid of it, just be aware."
I nodded, took a deep breath, and pressed the gas again. We took off. I made it a little further this time before slamming the brake. I put my head against the steering wheel in frustration, "I really want to do this! I just…I'm scared. I've never driven a car like this before…what if I wreck it or can't handle it…"
He took a deep breath, "Bella look at me." I slowly lifted my head in shame and met his eyes. "Do you really want to drive this car?" I nodded. He took another deep breath, "May I help you? Would you trust me?" I wasn't sure what he was talking about. Maybe he was going to send me some confidence mojo, "Of course, Jasper."
Before I realized what was happening he lifted me onto his lap as he slid underneath me in the driver's seat. He repositioned everything just a little, slid his hands on top of mine and grasped the steering wheel. I knew he could hear my heart race. I wasn't expecting this.
He whispered into my ear, "Don't worry, Isabella. I'm going to help you do this." I couldn't think straight with him being so close. "I know you're nervous but lean back and relax. Try to get used to how this feels, this car is very powerful and it will go very fast. Be ready for it." I don't care how long I sat here, I would never get used to the way his body feels underneath mine…
I nodded and took another deep breath, relaxing into him. "You ready for this?" he whispered into my ear and I got goosebumps. "Yes," I whispered back. I could feel his lips barely graze my ear, "Well, then, let's see what this baby can do.." He shifted quickly and floored it.
We sped out onto the road screeching tires underneath us. His hand were still on mine, helping me steer. Well, they were supposed to be helping me but since my eyes were closed tightly, I guess he was really doing the steering. I just kept my eyes closed and felt his body shift underneath me every time we hit a new speed. He was breathing heavily even though he had no reason to be.
After a few minutes he quietly whispered, "Isabella, open your eyes?"
I was feeling anxious but excited and nervous, scared…but I opened my eyes.
We were on a straight, long road surrounded by trees on both sides. They were racing by us so fast I could barely register they were there. I looked at the speedometer and screamed, "Jasper! 120 miles per hour!" He laughed, "I told you this car goes fast, but you still haven't given into it yet. Drive it, Bella! Come on, I'm not going to let you get hurt."
I was terrified but so excited…I grasped the steering wheel again underneath his hands. It was amazing! We were going so fast…I couldn't think or breathe…it was exhilarating.
I started laughing. "So, I guess we found something Isabella likes, huh?" He laughed and I screamed, "This is so fucking amazing!" I was too excited as the world flew by me quickly. I felt powerful.
He laughed again quietly this time, "I think you're pretty fucking amazing, Isabella." I could really get used to receiving compliments from Jasper and the way he keeps calling me Isabella made my stomach knot…
"Okay, the road is going to curve slightly the next few miles, so let's slow it down just a little…" he let off the accelerator slightly and we began slowing down, getting to a little under 90mph. "We're coming up on them. Ready?" I was still grinning from ear to ear, "Yes, I'm ready."
He slid one hand down the steering wheel and then slid it around my waist. The too small shirt I was wearing was riding up so his skin was on mine. I could feel my heart start accelerating. He must have heard it, "Since you're not wearing a seatbelt I figured I better hold onto you."
I smiled but my thoughts were reeling from the sensation. "Edward would have never let me in this car without a seatbelt, especially if I were driving." I was laughing thinking about what Edward's reaction would be to what I was doing.
He ran his thumb lightly up and down my stomach, "Well, darlin', I'm not Edward." No, no you are certainly not Edward…
We started taking the curves and I could feel his body push into mine from the force. I was just getting all flustered from it…
It eventually straightened out and we sped up again. We drove for a long time until I really needed a human moment.
"Um…Jasper? Could we stop? I need a human moment."
"But you already ate?"
He really needs to make some more human friends. I was a little embarrassed so I whispered, "I have to pee."
He started laughing, "Oh, okay. Sorry, I completely forgot about that."
We drove a few minutes more until we pulled into some old road side diner. I was sad when he turned off the car and opened the door. There were a few old men standing outside and they saw me jump off of Jasper's lap before he got out of the car too. I was immediately embarrassed. He knew why I was blushing deeply know so he leaned over putting his arm around my shoulder and whispered, "Don't worry, they're all feeling very envious of me right now." I laughed quietly as we walked into the diner. He sat down at a booth and waited for me to go to the restroom. I could hear a couple of young waitresses talking about him, "Wow! Would you look at that guy that just walked in? Have you ever seen someone so perfect before? But why is he with that girl? She's so…plain. He's like a god…" I instantly felt jealous. These girls were so much prettier than me and I knew that they were really more like the girl he should be with…even though we're not even really together.
When I returned from the restroom, one of the waitresses was at our booth leaning over the table talking to Jasper. Jealousy shot through me again as I slid in across from him. He reached across the table and took both of my hands in his, "Isabella, I thought you might like to get something for the road. So we don't have to stop again for awhile." I looked down at the table, completely void of any self confidence as this stupid waitress has sucked it right out of me. I nodded, "Sure."
He looked up at the waitress, "Karla, I think we may need a few minutes…but can I ask you a question?" Her face lit up as she leaned over even more revealing the Mecca of cleavage underneath her shirt.
He looked back at me, "Have you ever seen a woman more beautiful than my Isabella right here?" My head shot up to look at him. He was smiling and squeezed my hands a little tighter. Karla started stammering, "Um…no…I mean…she's really pretty…" He kept his eyes on mine, "Thanks Karla, you can go now."
When the waitress left I expected him to pull away quickly but he didn't, "Bella, don't ever let anyone make you feel that way. There's a poem that I think you should take to heart, 'Beauty is not based on how attractive we are to everybody else, but how attractive we are to ourselves, for one cannot think other people think they are full of beauty, unless they know they are beautiful too.' And you are beautiful, Bella."
I was blushing deeply and at a complete loss of words. What is going on? Why is he making me feel like this? He really thinks I'm beautiful? Karla's stupid face was priceless…He smiled again and pulled his hands away to reach for a menu and then handed it to me. I picked something quickly so we could hurry up and leave.
We started walking out to the car. He looked over at me and smiled, "Do you wanna drive?" He had an amazing smile… "Would you drive with me?" I bit my lip and looked away because I didn't know if he would really want to do that again…
He walked around and got in the driver's seat; I looked down at him and smiled as he patted his lap for me to sit. I slid in his lap and he shut the door. God he feels so incredible…
He swept the hair away from my neck and I could feel his cold breath on my neck, it was sending shivers down my spine.
He slid one hand down my arm and grasped my hand on the steering wheel; his other arm slid around my waist again as he pressed his palm on my stomach.
I turned on the car and the vibrations of the engine sent a chill through me. We pulled out and flew back down the road. He rolled down the windows this time and the wind was blowing my hair around like crazy. I loved it, but it was smacking him in the face. Not that it hurt him but I'm sure it must have been annoying. I was just having way too much fun to roll them back up.
After a few minutes he said, "Bella, if you want to drive with the windows down them I'm going to have to do something about your hair." I wasn't rolling them up, "Okay."
He took his hand from around his waist and in one fluid motion he had my hair twisted softly around his fingers to keep it from flying. My neck and shoulders were exposed now. "Lean back a little, Bella." I leaned back against him and he nuzzled his nose into my neck, "That's better," he sighed. The he let go of my hair and wrapped his arm back around my waist. My hair started flying again but this time he was snuggled safe and sound in my neck.
We drove for hours like that only stopping long enough for me to eat, have a couple human moments and for a quick shopping trip where I reluctantly let him buy me some clothes and essentials. I looked out at the road now, the trees were gone…there was nothing but open fields. It was dark now but still pretty warm out. I really never wanted to get out of this car again. But my stupid body betrayed me and I began yawning.
He didn't say anything after the first yawn, but by the third he whispered, "Do you want to sleep in the passenger seat or would you rather get a room?" I really needed a shower so I yawned, "Room."
A short time later we were pulling into something that looked like Bates Motel. He laughed when he saw the look on my face, "We're on the back roads, Bella. If you want something nicer we'll have to drive awhile longer back to the interstate." I laughed, "its fine, I'm just surprised you would stay somewhere like this…I mean, it's just I know the lifestyle you're used to." Put your foot in your mouth Bella…
He smiled, "Darlin, I'm just a good ole country boy at heart, I could sleep outside and that would suit me just fine." God I love his accent…
He opened the car door and we both hopped out. As we started walking up to the main office he asked, "Do you want your own room?" No! "No!" I think I may have said that with just a little too much enthusiasm. He just laughed.
We walked in and I waited for Jasper to get the room. Once he got the key we walked back out to the car and got our bags. He was going to carry them all but I reminded him that if anyone saw it, they might begin to wonder. We walked into our room and he shut the door. He organized all our stuff and I walked into the bathroom and turned on the water to take a warm bath. My body was aching now from sitting in the car so long.
I let the water run as I grabbed my new pajamas, nothing fancy just flannel pants and a tank top. I grabbed my toothbrush and brushed my teeth quickly. I shut the bathroom door and got undressed. I couldn't wait to relax…I plunged my foot into the water and jumped back and screamed. It was scalding!
Jasper ran to the door and knocked, "Bella, are you okay?" I sighed, "Yes, the water's just scalding hot and I stuck my foot in it." He laughed, "Well just turn on the cold water to even it out." I leaned over and turned the cold knob. Nothing came out. Damn it!
I was clearly starting to whine, "Jasper, the cold water doesn't work and I really want to take a bath…" I know I sounded like a two year old but damn it, I really wanted to take a bath. He started laughing again. "Fine. I think I can help you but you'll have to open the door."
Great. I wrapped a towel around myself and opened the door. He looked down at me and smiled. He walked over to the bath tub and stuck a finger in the water, he let out a deep sigh, "I think the water feels great." He looked really relaxed so I said, "Why don't you go ahead and take a bath, Jasper." He looked at me, "Well, I could hop in here first and my skin will cool it off. Then you could take your bath…I mean you'll have to use the same water I do but you really don't have many other options."
I didn't mind that at all…
"Yeah, okay." I walked out of the bathroom to give him privacy. I was going to get dressed again but it was hot and I figured he's already seen me wearing a towel twice today so at this point, does it really matter? Nope. I sat on the bed just listened. I heard him kick off his shoes, then unzip his jeans and slide them off, the next thing I heard was him lowering himself into the bath tub. He let out a long sigh.
The thought of him laying there in that bath was starting to get to me. I had never realized how beautiful Jasper was until today. His wild blonde hair was perfect. His body was so…mature. The way he smiled…it just sent shivers up my spine. He had been dazzling me all day but it didn't seem like he was intentionally trying to do it…it just came natural to him.
After a few minutes he said, "Bella?" "Yes?" I said quietly, knowing he would be able to hear me. "I've had a lot of fun today." I smiled deeply. So adorable…
"Me too Jasper."
A few minutes later I heard him getting out. The door opened and he walked out. He was wrapped only in a towel. Hair wet…body glistening…"Check the water now, make sure it's okay." I walked by him and stuck a finger in the water, "Much better, thank you." He smiled and shut the door for me.
I unwrapped the towel and slid into the water. It was perfect this time and even smelled like him which was an added bonus. I laid there for a few minutes and relaxed before I quickly washed my body and my hair. I towel dried my hair as much as possible and pulled on the pink cotton bra and panties and pink and white plaid pajama pants with the matching pink tank top. I opened the door and walked out. Jasper was sitting in a chair reading a book about the Civil War. He was wearing black and royal blue plaid pajama pants with a royal blue t-shirt. That color looked amazing on him. He looked up at me and smiled, "Did you enjoy your bath?"
"It was very relaxing." I yawned again.
He jumped up and pulled the blanket down for me, "C'mon, you need some rest." I walked over to the bed and practically fell in it. He sat back in his chair and turned out the light. "Jasper, don't you need the light to read?" He chuckled softly, "Vampire vision, Bella. Good night." I was out like a light.