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Chapter twenty- nine

Bella's POV




"Answer the phone. Jasper answer the phone." I chanted over and over again as the obnoxious man-made invention kept ringing.

"Okay Jasper. Don't answer the phone. I, the human, will arise from her slumber and answer it." I grumbled as I threw my covers off me and made my way to the phone; stumbling only a total of three times. I had never been one to brag but I must say my skills were improving.

"Hello?" I said as I answered the phone while rubbing the sleep from my eyes.

"Bella?" I heard Alice's voice on the other end, sounding so shattered and broken.

"Hey, girly! How are you?" I asked softly as I heard her begin to sob into the phone.

"He won't answer me. I tried calling him, texting him, email, anything I could thing of but he is refusing to talk to me. I can't lose my husband Bella. I love him. I know I messed up by not saying anything but I couldn't. If I did say something then you and Emmett would not be together and things wouldn't change. Please Bella, let me talk to him." She sobbed.

"Alice?" I heard someone call on her side. "Sweetheart, where are you?"

"Is that mom, Alice? Is she looking for you?" I asked.

"Yeah. Mum, Dad and Emmett think I should just give Jasper some time to think but it's been two weeks Bella. I need my husband. I want him home with me." She said sniffling.

Suddenly a door opened on Alice's side causing her to jump.

"Alice," I heard my mother' voice as she entered into the room. "There you are. Come on you have to hunt, sweetie. Your dad and Edward are going with you."

"No," she replied stubbornly.

"Alice this is not up for debate. You have not been on a hunt since Jasper left. You are weak. Now you are going with your father and brother or God help me Alice I will…"

"What will you do? Huh?" Alice shrieked having lost her temper. "Ground me? Take away my allowance. My husband has left me. He is gone; all because I wanted to see my brother and sister happy. Really? Was this the price I had to pay? Did I have to lose the only thing that meant everything thing to me?"

Suddenly the phone was grabbed from my hand causing me to jump as I came face to face with a livid Jasper.

"Alice what the hell is wrong with you that is our mother. How dare you speak to her like that! And I will talk to when I am ready; IF I EVER AM!" He growled before slamming the receiver back onto the phone base casing the phone to break.

"Jasper, what the hell!" I shrieked throwing piece of the phone at him.

"What?" He asked innocently as the piece of phone ricocheted of his forehead.

"Why did you say that to her? She loves you, you idiot."

"How the hell could you defend her like that after all she has done? And I know that she loves me but I just can't get by what she did."

"I can defend her because I have talked to her. In her mind she thought she was justified by what she did. The insanely large phone bill proved just how much I talked to her Jasper. She thought that it was the only way for Emmett and me to get together." I replied hotly. "You can't get by what happened because you are holding onto your anger. Let it go Jazz. You will loss much more if you don't." I said softly.

"Like what? I trusted my wife. I love her above all else, Bella. I have placed her on a pedestal and worshipped her with every breath I took but you are my sister, Emmett is my brother. I will never allow anyone to comprise the safety of my family and she did just that." Jasper snarled pulling away from me and walked out of my bedroom. Stubbornly I followed. This disagreement both of them had to end and had to end now.

"Well that is the rub isn't it? Are you saying that Alice should have told the truth from the beginning and prevented Emmett and myself from ever finding happiness with one another? Is that what you saying?" I retorted as we walked into outside by the pool for our sibling throw-down.

"That is not what I am saying. Yes, she should have at one point said that Rosalie was really the spawn of the devil and Edward was her idiot follower; mind controlled or not. I assume that you and Emmett would have been together eventually. You are soul mates after all."

"Can you bet my life on that? Do you honestly believe that if Alice had tampered with faith that Emmett and I would be together today? And even if we were together, would we have had so strong a bond?"

He didn't answer. He couldn't even look at me. He knew I was right. Alice's hands were tied. She couldn't do anything.

"She still lied to me, Bella. That fact doesn't change." He said gruffly as he sat down by the pool and placed his feet into the water.

"I never said it did but you need to talk to her; work it out. If you don't you may end up hurting her more than you intended."

"I never meant to hurt her. I just needed to get away. I am a man who has been torn in two. One half of me wants to take her in my arms and tell her I forgive her and that I understand why she did what she did while the other half remembers the pain she caused to you and Emmett and I want to throttle her into the next century."

"I understand. I truly do. We both needed to get away that day but you need to make your peace. It's been two weeks now Jasper. She is your wife, Jasper. Listen to her. She only wanted what was best for the family. Was what she did really so bad that we needed to condemn her to the cross for?" I said taking a seat next to him and placing my head on his shoulder.

"Yes," He replied instantly, "But I see your point. Maybe I should give her a call. But I am not promising that all will be well in one call."

"No one said it would be Jazz. But I think you and my baby sister needs to work you crap out. The only one who has not moved past this latest family fuck up in the Cullen household is you. I can assure you that no one was pleased with Edward's revelation. But after talking to Alice…well we understand." I heard Emmett's voice say across at the other end of the pool.

"Emmett?" I whispered refusing to believe my eyes.

"Hey, babydoll. I missed you." And with those words I ran from my seat next to jasper and into the arms of the man that I loved.

"I missed you too." Was all I whispered before I pulled his lips down to mine in one of the most earth shattering kisses known to man.