Silent Tears

[EPOV]

My family and I were settled in the living room watching 'Cinderella". It was Friday movie night and Alice's turn to pick a movie. She loved the movie Cinderella. I think it's the 17th time we're watching it. We were just on the part where the prince finds the shoe when Carlisle's phone rang. Alice paused the movie so we could listen.

"Hello?" Carlisle said.

"Carlisle oh thank goodness you answered. We need your help," Carmen said shrilly.

"What happened Carmen?" Carlisle asked as calmly as ever.

"Well Tanya was hunting when she came across two vampires. A girl and a boy. They're looking for Jasper. The male is big and has huge muscles. He looks like he could rip all of us vampire apart in seconds. Could you please hurry and come? He won't tell us why he needs Jasper," she said in one breath.

Two vampires looking for Jasper? Odd. Who would be looking for him? Peter and Charlotte know where our house is so who else would look for Jasper?

I looked over at Jasper and he looked confused. Rosalie was filing her nails. She is so vain.

"We'll be there as soon as possible. Don't worry," he said and hung up. Then he turned to us. "Everyone get ready and meet me outside in two minutes."

We all scrambled to get ready. I ran upstairs to my room. It looked like they were mates. It would be great if I had a mate. I would do anything for a mate. I've been alone for a century. Rosalie doesn't have a mate either but she doesn't care too much. She knows she can have any guy she wants with her looks. I know Carlisle hoped that Rosalie and I would be mates but it wouldn't work out. Rosalie is too vain and selfish for me and seems more like a sister. Besides I prefer brunettes.

I picked out a blue checkered shirt and khaki shorts.

I went downstairs and found that Jasper was wearing the same thing as me except instead of blue he's wearing a red checkered shirt. Carlisle had a green checkered shirt and khaki shorts like Jasper and me. Alice was grinning.

"I told you guys Edward would where that," Alice chirped. So she saw my decision to wear this and had the others wear a matching shirt. Awkward.

We went into the garage and piled into our cars. Esme and Carlisle took the Mercedes. Alice, Jasper, Rosalie, and I took my Volvo. Jasper sat up front with me instead of in the back with Alice and Rosalie.

We pulled out of the drive and hit the highway. I could feel the tension and curiosity rolling off Jasper in waves. I took a peek into his mind.

Who else knows me? Peter and Charlotte are the only ones other than my friends in my human life. Unless it's Maria? No the Denali clan would recognize her if it was. Oh I suck at puzzles. Isabella was way better than me. If only she was here. Uh Jasper stop thinking about her. She's dead. Probably forgot about you, fell in love, had 3 kids, lived to an old age. Forget about her. Maybe she didn't forget. She loves you a lot. Too much to forget you.

I looked at Jasper curiously. Who's Isabella?

"Jasper who's Isabella?" I asked him. He looked in pain. When he saw me looking his face smoothed into curiosity. Alice and Rosalie who were in the middle of discussing shoe brands looked up curiously.

"No one," Jasper said shortly. Pain flashed in his eyes for a few seconds. "I don't know who you're talking about. And stay out of my head." He hissed.

I sighed and looked out at the rain.

"So who do you think it could be?" Alice chirped.

"No clue," Jasper said in a tone that meant discussion over.

I decided to put on some songs to cheer up the atmosphere. I put in a CD Alice gave me for Christmas. I never listened to it knowing that the type of music Alice likes is way too cheery for me. Circus by Brittany Spears blasted the speakers.

There's only two types of people in the world
The ones that entertain, and the ones that observe
Well baby, I'm a put on a show kind of girl
Don't like the back seat, gotta be first

I'm like the ring leader, I call the shots
I'm like a firecracker, I make it hot
When I put on a show

I feel the adrenaline moving through my veins
Spotlight on me and I'm ready to break
I'm like a performer, the dance floor is my stage
Better be ready, hope that you feel the same

All eyes on me in the center of the ring,
Just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip,
Just like a circus
Don't stand there watching me, follow me,
Show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor,
Just like a circus

Now Alice and Rosalie decided to sing along.

There's only two types of guys out there
Ones that can hang with me, and ones that are scared
So baby, I hope that you came prepared
I run a tight ship, so beware

I'm like the ring leader, I call the shots
I'm like a firecracker, I make it hot
When I put on a show

I feel the adrenaline moving through my veins
Spotlight on me and I'm ready to break
I'm like a performer, the dance floor is my stage
Better be ready, hope that you feel the same

All eyes on me in the center of the ring,
Just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip,
Just like a circus
Don't stand there watching me, follow me,
Show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor,
Just like a circus

Let's go
A-a-aha
Let me see what you can do
A-a-aha
I'm runnin' this
Like, like, like like a circus
Yeah
Like a what?
Like, like, like a circus

All eyes on me in the center of a ring,
Just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip,
Just like a circus
Don't stand there watching me, follow me,
Show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor,
Just like a circus

All eyes on me in the center of a ring,
Just like a circus
When I crack that whip, everybody gonna trip,
Just like a circus
Don't stand there watching me, follow me,
Show me what you can do
Everybody let go, we can make a dance floor,
Just like a circus

The song ended and the girls cracked up into hysterics. Jasper and I exchanged glances. I knew the CD would be too much for me. The rest of the afternoon continued like this and the rain slowed down.

We arrived at the Denali's mansion by the next evening. I parked the car in the drive, right behind Carlisle, and got out. The others followed suit and we went over to the door. Before Carlisle could knock the door was opened by Irina.

"Come on in. They're in the living room," she said looking down at the floor.

We walked and in and headed for the living room. When we got in we saw Carmen, Eleazar, Tanya, and Kate sitting on the sofa. On the love seat was a huge vampire. He had huge muscles and short curly dark brown hair. He certainly did look like he could rip us apart in seconds. He had a smile on his face and was hold hands with….an angel.

She looked breathtaking. So small and fragile. She had curly brown hair down to the middle of her and pink pouty lips. A cute button nose and golden irises. They had a hint of brown around the edges. She was looking at the floor before but when we entered she looked up and met my gaze. I was like I couldn't look away. Her gaze was entrancing. It was like I could see her soul and she could see mine. Though her eyes held a sad look like they were pleading for help. I felt a strange desire to help her. To protect her. A nudge from Alice took my eyes off her. I looked at Alice and saw she wore a smirk. I looked back and saw she was staring at the ground again. Jasper was looking at the ground and Rosalie was glaring at Tanya's perfectly sculpted nails. The huge vampire stood up and Carlisle stepped forward.

"Greetings! I am Carlisle leader of my coven. This is my wife Esme. My daughters Rosalie and Alice. My sons Edward and Jasper," Carlisle said pointing us out individually. At Jasper's name the angel flinched but didn't look up. Jasper continued to look at the floor.

"I'm Emmett and this is my sister," the huge vampire said. I frowned. He didn't say the angel's name. There was a sharp intake of breath and everyone looked at Jasper. However he was looking at the angel.

There was a short silence broken by Jasper.

"Isabella?"

The angel looked up and looked eyes with Jasper. He was looking at her with concentration. The angel-or Isabella-stood up and took a tentative step towards Jasper. Jasper stepped forward too. They looked at each other for a second and then launched themselves at each other.

"Isabella!" Jasper cried into her hair and they griped each other like their life depended on it. "You're alive but how?"

Isabella pulled back and put a finger on Jasper's lips. She kissed him on the forehead then pulled him back for another hug.

"I love you," Jasper whispered into her hair. "I always loved you and still do. Don't you forget that. You're still mine."

Isabella Pulled back and put her hands on her hips. She glared at Jasper. Jasper chuckled and grabbed her fingers.

"Yes I'm still yours. Always and forever," he said as he played with her fingers. They hugged again.

Suddenly there was a growl and a crash. Alice had dived at Isabella. Emmett snarled and pulled Alice off. He threw her at the wall and pulled Isabella off the ground. Jasper grabbed Alice who was going for Isabella. He pulled her behind him and crouched low. He and Emmett faced each other-both crouched- and growled.

"Don't touch her," Jasper snarled.

"Then tell your little pixie to lay off my sister. Cause no one touches my little sister," Emmett snarled back.

Isabella peeked out from behind Emmett and Jasper's face softened.

"Are you okay Isabella?" He asked as he pulled out of his crouch. He tried to walk over to Isabella but Emmett growled and wouldn't let him. Isabella touched his arm and he sighed. Emmett pulled out of his crouch, however hesitantly, and let Jasper by. Jasper grabbed Isabella's hands and kissed her cheek.

"You okay?" he whispered. She nodded and looked over at Alice curiously who looked furious.

Jasper turned to look at Alice too and frowned.

"Why did you attack her Alice?" he asked coldly.

"Isn't it obvious? What else would Alice do when your ex-lover reappears and you two go all lovey-dovey," came an irritated voice.

It wasn't Alice who answered but Rosalie.