Title: Show me a garden (that's bursting into life)

Author: Missa

Rating: R

Fandom: Twilight

Category: AH, AU, romance, drama, h/c, angst

Pairings: Jasper/Edward/Bella (eventually), Jasper/Edward, Emmett/Rose, Carlisle/Esme, Bella/James, Alice/OC

Summary: Isolated and unable to trust people, Dr Jasper Whitlock finds himself in Forks, WA, taking on yet another temporary teaching position at a boarding school. He meets the enigmatic yet troubled music teacher Edward Cullen and his group of friends and family. Will they be enough to teach Jasper to live again? To love?

Warnings: This story is slash, which means homosexual relationships will be mentioned! Also, this story will eventually feature a mixed-gender threesome in a committed relationship. If these are not your cup of tea, please move on. Contains verbal abuse of a major character and some violence.

Also, this Edward has a potty mouth.

Disclaimer: Twilight and the affiliated characters and plots are not mine. I'm merely playing in someone else's sandbox for awhile, and no profit is being made.

Chasing Cars is intellectual property of Snow Patrol.

Story Notes: This is not song fic. This song just came across my playlist shortly after I'd started working on the fic, and many lyrics just seem to fit with where I had envisioned the story going. The lyrics can be found on my profile or at .

The characters are older than in canon, since I've set most of them up with advanced degrees in their chosen fields.

Also, for the purpose of this story, Forks is a slightly bigger town, capable of supporting a few essentials, like a Target, a Borders, and a Starbucks – more of a small city than small town.

Thank you! to Wishingforlove (wishingforlove81ff) for being an awesome beta reader and letting me bounce my crazy ideas off you. You rock.