***This is the sequel to Fate Has Brought Us Here, so if you haven't already done so please read that one first as this story will refer back to it and rely heavily on the back story.
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I stretched out across the bed and picked up my new journal that Jasper had given me on our pre honeymoon night. I ran my fingers along the inscription on the cover; Bella Whitlock. No matter how many times I saw it or heard it I still couldn't believe that was me. I was Mrs. Jasper Whitlock and always would be. I was settling into my new life rather nicely and decided it was time to put my present to good use. I wanted to remember all the things I was feeling at the start of this amazing journey, so I picked up my pen and began to write.
The first few weeks in my new life were very eventful. It was an exciting time filled with new experiences and important lessons. Jasper and I spent most of our days exploring the island, playing in the water, running along the beach and hunting. The evenings, well, they were all about exploring and learning new things, too. If I thought making love to Jasper was fantastic when I was human then it was certainly mind blowing as a vampire. Super strength, speed, and coordination allowed us to do things that most couldn't even imagine. Jasper says I am insatiable, but I know he isn't complaining.
I love our new home. It's bright and airy and I can hear the sound of the ocean all day long. Not that I have any stress, but it is very peaceful and calming here. We have a housekeeper which is silly because we really don't make a mess. We don't need to clean the kitchen, I can do our laundry, and vacuum and dust within minutes thanks to my new speed, but Jasper insisted that we have Adonia, that's her name, come to the house once a week. He hasn't said it, but I know he has her here so that I will get used to the smell of human blood. The funny thing is, it doesn't really affect me anymore. The first time she came my throat was on fire, and Jasper made me go outside, but now I don't mind her here at all. I look forward to her visits although Jasper won't let me be alone with her. He says it isn't that he doesn't trust me, but I am a predator now and it would only be natural if I slipped up. I tried to explain to him that I didn't have the urge to drink Adonia, but he is still skeptical. I don't blame him because he has been at this a long time and I know with his own past struggles it is just hard for him to believe that I wouldn't want to hunt a human.
Jasper was right about the hunting being instinctual as it came to me quiet naturally although in the past few days I must admit it was my least favorite thing to do. I started out liking it, the thrill of the hunt was exhilarating, but lately I didn't really have the desire to do it. I knew it was a necessity that would forever be a part of me and I figured I would just get used to it. I knew it pleased Jasper when I would take on a jackal, but the blood didn't taste that appealing to me. He said we could try other animals until I found my preference, but to tell you the truth I'd be just as happy with a cheeseburger. I know … that doesn't make any sense. I can't figure it out either, probably just my humanness coming out of my system, but I don't want to worry Jasper, so I will keep my human food cravings to myself for now and drink jackal blood with my loving husband.
"Bella," He called for me. "There you are." He walked into the bedroom and plopped down next to me. I closed the book. "Want to share?" He asked. I leaned over and kissed him.
"Not yet. Just writing down some of my newborn thoughts, I thought it might be fun for us to read about them in a few decades."
"You are hardly a newborn. You are the tamest vampire I have ever met. If I haven't told you I am extremely proud of the way you are transitioning. It really is astonishing." He kissed me. "Not that I am at all surprised. You were an amazing human, so of course that would carry over into your new life."
"Why do you suppose that I don't crave human blood? Not that I am complaining, but I worry that I am just somehow delayed and it will surface eventually."
"I don't think so. I spoke to Carlisle about it and he thinks it may have something to do with the fact that you had some time to mentally prepare for your change and that by being around the Cullen's you somehow just accepted that humans were off limits."
"Hmm… that's interesting. Do you think that is what Peter meant when he said that I would be special? That by resisting humans so quickly I was different?"
"Maybe, but it is still too early to tell what your powers will be, so let's just give it some time. And, as for resisting human blood, I do think that we are going to have to put that to a better test. Having Adonia here once a week is helping, but eventually we will have to venture out into town so that you can experience multiple human scents and learn how to resist that as well."
"Whatever you think is best." I really wanted to prove to him that I wouldn't try to attack anyone at all, and if a test is what he needed I would do it. "When can we go into town?"
"It would have to be at night because the two of us in the sunlight in the center of town probably wouldn't go over that well. Let's give it another week or so and then we will try it. Sound like a plan?"
"I'll go anywhere with you." I moved closer to him and settled into his lap.
"Why don't you put one of those little bikini's on that Alice sent you and meet me out by the waterfall. I want to see you sparkle." He whispered in my ear. "And, we've never done it there before."
His cool breath sent chills up my spine and I suddenly had the urge to rip his clothes off. I started to unbutton his shirt, but he grabbed my hands.
"Oh, no, naughty girl I can feel that lust. Bikini and waterfall in two minutes." He leapt up and headed for the hall bathroom to change. He was laughing.
"Two minutes … ha! I can be there in one!" I jumped out of the bed and grabbed the white bikini; Jasper's favorite. Although I knew it wouldn't stay on for very long.
I ran down to the beach about a mile from the house where the ocean swirled into a small inlet positioned directing under some large rocks. This was one of my favorite spots on our beach because of the majestic waterfall that poured into the inlet and swept back into the ocean. Damn it!
Jasper was already illuminating under the waterfall. He was breathtaking, but I was exasperated that he had beaten me there. He laughed. "I'm just faster then you sweetheart." He motioned for me to join him, and of course I did. I wasn't that mad.
I swam over and joined him under the fall. The water was only waist deep there so we could stand without having to swim. There wasn't a fish in sight; there never was. They viewed us as the enemy and swam away before we got close. Same with the dolphins. He wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed my neck. "You wore my favorite one." He said as he tugged on the strap of my bathing suit. "Too bad it's coming off."
"Don't rip it." I ran my hand down his glistening chest stopping at his waistband, and with one quick tug they were off. He reached down and grabbed them before they could float away. He placed them on the stone ledge behind us. He leaned closer to me and began kissing my jaw line working his way down to my neck. He moved his hands up my back and quickly untied the straps around my neck letting my top fall down over my breasts leaving the back strap tied so that I wouldn't have to remove the suit completely.
He took a moment to glance at my barely covered body for a second. "Darlin', you are one hot vampire." He lightly traced his fingertips over my nipples continuing downward to my hips. I shuddered at his touch. He gripped my bottoms and pulled them down around my ankles, reaching to retrieve them and placing them next to his. He lifted me up on to him, but didn't enter me yet. We kissed roughly and eagerly revealing our need for one another. I moaned into his mouth as I felt his hard member against my stomach. I reached down and gripped it in my hand. "Bella…" He moaned. "I love when your fingers are wrapped around me." I squeezed harder, moving my wrist back and forth. "Bella… inside you… now." He breathed out.
I smiled into his mouth. I was more then happy to obey. He lifted me higher so that I could slide him into my entrance. At first, I only put the tip of him into me as I wiggled myself around. We both needed more.
"Don't you tease me." He gripped my hips harder and thrust himself deep within me. I screamed out in pleasure. As many times as we did this I would never get bored with the sensation of him forcefully entering me. I began to rock back and forth, but then he slid his hands down to my backside holding me in place so that he could slowly slide himself all the way in and out of me. He did this several times and I could hardly contain myself as I felt my body begin to convulse.
"No, Bella, not yet. Wait for me." He commanded.
"Oh … Jasper … I can't hold on much longer. It feels too good."
He turned us around so that he could sit me on the edge of the stone ledge directly under the flow of the waterfall. He pushed my knees up so that my heels were also on the edge while my legs were spread open for him; he pushed into me over and over again. If I were human there would be no way that I could have pulled this off; balancing myself on the ledge, with a stream of water pouring over my face while a forceful vampire plunged into me. Oh, God it felt incredible. I held on for as long as I could, but he was doing things to my body that were making me lose control; fast.
"Jasper, I'm going to cum all over you." I felt my body begin to explode.
He grunted a few times as he grabbed my hair and pulled my head back. He nipped at my neck working his way to my ear. "Now, baby, do it now." He growled. And with one final thrust Jasper brought us to release. Vampire or not he could still make my head spin.
We held one another for a few minutes. "I love you." He whispered in my ear as he put my top back in place and tied it around my neck; kissing my shoulders when he was finished. He reached around me to pick up my bottoms and then slipped them up around my legs lifting me slightly to pull them up over my hips.
"Thanks." I smiled.
"My pleasure." He kissed me tenderly. I handed him his bathing suit and he quickly put it back on. He carried me over to the beach and gently sat us down by the water's edge.
I put my head in his lap and he began to stroke my hair. "Hmm… that feels nice."
"Why don't we go for a hunt? Then we can come back and watch a movie later."
"The movie sounds good, but I'll skip the hunt."
He turned me over so that he could look at me. "We haven't hunted in three days. My eyes are pitch black and we both have bruises under them. It's time to hunt, darlin'."
"I'm fine, but you go if you are thirsty." I wished he would let this go. "I'll go back and shower and then we can snuggle on the couch together and watch as many movies as you want." I sat up and touched his face.
"What's wrong?" He looked worried.
"Nothing, I'm just not in the mood to hunt. Is that wrong?" I snapped. "Maybe I can just go longer then you without feeding." I was irritable now and he felt it.
"Wow, that's a mean vibe I'm getting especially after what we just did."
I felt guilty. I didn't mean to snap at him. It came out of no where. "Jasper, I'm sorry. I don't know why I said that."
"It's okay, Bella, if you don't feel the need to hunt then I won't force you." He ran his hand through his hair. "Promise me you will tell me when you need to and I will take you."
"I promise." He got up and pulled me into a standing position. He kissed me softly and I felt bad again. "I am sorry."
"I'm going to go for a quick hunt and then I will meet you back at the house."
"I'll shower and then I think I will lay down for a bit. I feel a little tired."
He laughed. "Funny."
"Yes, I guess it is." If only I were kidding.
I couldn't focus on the hunt today. I was too worried about my Bella. In all of my years as a vampire, and there have been many, I was never distracted during a kill whether it was human or animal, but this afternoon my mind just wasn't there. She seemed to be adjusting rather well, and I was thrilled with her progress in these few short weeks of her newborn phase. She took to hunting animals immediately and proved to be quite good at it, but then about a week ago something changed; she lost interest in it. I practically had to drag her with me three days ago and today she wouldn't even entertain the idea. I wouldn't force her because eventually she would have to eat. While I had never encountered a newborn who didn't crave human blood; I had never witnessed one who didn't feel the need to hunt at all. It was part of her now and she would have to accept that.
I started to slow my pace as I neared the house and immediately my throat and nose began to burn as I inhaled the scent that shouldn't have been in the house. Adonia! She wasn't due for another hour, but yet she was here without me… alone with Bella. How stupid of me to leave Bella here all by herself so early in her new life. I ran into the house but was suddenly halted in my tracks. I picked up a completely unfamiliar scent. It was sweeter, more fragile…oh, God, it was the purest of all blood … it was a child.
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