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YBM 20


Had I been myself, I would have felt bad when Bella and Charlotte hit the floor, but all I cared about was one thing and it was not their safety. I didn't care that Bella screamed out in pain when Charlotte landed on top of her. I didn't care that Carlisle yelled at me before I slammed into Charlotte's back, and I sure as fuck didn't care that Jasper was coming, fast.

No, all I could think about was fucking her. I wanted to sink into her warmth and, more importantly, I wanted to sink my teeth into her neck. I wanted to drink from her as I pounded into her. I wanted to mark her as mine; take her away from Jasper once and for all. I just had to show her who she belonged to and once I fucked her, she would know that she belonged to me.

Before I could snatch Bella up and run with her, Jasper had me pinned to the wall. I flung him off of me, but he was fast. He was back up and charging me again. We continued to fight and somehow we ended up outside. I was tired of this, I needed to get to Bella and get her the fuck away from here, so I could do exactly what I wanted to her body without any interruptions.

I could see Carlisle fussing over Bella and Charlotte was trying to help, but she was afraid to touch Bella. She kept thinking that this was her fault; she thought that if she hadn't tried to leave with Bella, she wouldn't have gotten hurt. I punched Jasper in the jaw, sending him into the trees and ran towards Carlisle and Bella, but before I could reach them, Peter grabbed me by the throat.

I was getting tired of him sticking his nose where it didn't belong. I grabbed his arm and twisted it; enjoying the sound it made as I continued to twist it in a way that should have been impossible. Had he been human, his arm would have been broken, but since he was a vampire I was only going to end up twisting it off.

Peter growled and sunk his teeth into my shoulder, causing me to release him from my grasp. With Peter's teeth still in my shoulder, Jasper grabbed me from behind and sunk his teeth in my arm. I yelled out in pain and neither of them released me until Bella screamed. Jasper let me go and began to run over to Bella, but Carlisle stopped him.

"Don't you dare come near her; the two of you have done enough. I am taking her away from here and you'll be lucky if you ever see her again," Carlisle lifted Bella into his arms and began walking towards the house with her. "I can't believe either of you would do this to her."

Peter, Jasper, and I watched helplessly as Carlisle took Bella away from us, with Charlotte following close on his heels. As soon as they were in the house, Jasper was on me again. I shoved him off of me because really I was tired of this game. I didn't have time to fight with him any longer. I needed to get Charlotte and Carlisle out of my way so I could get to Bella.

Of course, her being injured would slow me down when I took her, but I could fix her injuries. I would have to give her time to heal before I could fuck her or I could turn her, and then I wouldn't have to wait as long. Three days and she would be mine.

I ran towards the house but before I could get through the door, Peter collided with me, sending us both flying. He pinned me to the forest floor and bared his teeth, "This is going to stop or I will rip your fucking head off," he growled.

I smirked, "I'd like to see you try to kill me, Peter. I am stronger than you, or have you forgotten?" Before he could respond, I flipped us, effectively pinning him to the ground. "I could rip you to pieces before anybody could get here to save you." I told him, menacingly.

The thought of sinking my teeth into his neck and ripping his head from his body had the venom pooling in my mouth. He began to struggle against my hold and I knew that I wouldn't be able to hold onto him for long, but it would still be long enough. Just as I was about to finish Peter off, I turned in time to see Jasper coming right at me.

I was able to move out of the way in time, but that didn't stop him. He came after me yet again, but before we came into contact with each other, Carlisle was standing in front of us. "What is it going to take before either of you realize that the fighting is getting you nowhere?" he asked.

"Do you even care what happened to Bella? Do you care how badly she was hurt, Edward? Peter, Charlotte needs you, she is very upset over what has happened and I'd like a minute alone with my sons."

There was no room for arguing with Carlisle when he was like this. His thoughts let me know just how disappointed and angry he was. He began pacing and the calm demeanor that I have always seen in Carlisle seemed to disappear right before my eyes.


Taking a deep breath, I decided it was time I dealt with Edward and Jasper. I had Bella lying in the bed and Charlotte was sitting next to her, holding her hand.

"Charlotte, I need to go speak with Jasper and Edward, please stay with Bella while I'm gone?"

"Of course, Carlisle. Tell Peter that I need him, will you?" she asked.

I nodded and took off out of the house, running in the direction of the chaos that my two children were causing. When I arrived to where the three of them were, Jasper was about to collide with Edward, but I got in between them in time, effectively stopping the fight.

Standing in front of Edward and Jasper, I let my anger and disappointment show in my thoughts, feelings and words, "What is it going to take before either of you realize that the fighting is getting you nowhere?" I questioned.

"Do you even care what happened to Bella? Do you care how badly she was hurt, Edward? Peter, Charlotte needs you, she is very upset over what has happened and I'd like a minute alone with my sons."

I began pacing back and forth in front of them, trying to control my anger because all I wanted to do in that moment was beat the fuck out of both of them. I was always calm and able to remain in control, but right now my control was slipping and I was afraid that I would do something that was so unlike me.

"I can't even begin to tell you two how disappointed I am in your behavior. Not to mention that Bella has been put through more than she can handle. How could you do this to her? And don't you dare fucking tell me that your actions were out of your control. The both of you are to blame for this. I thought you were stronger than this thing, whatever it is, but clearly I was wrong."

"Carlisle, I never meant to hurt Bella," Jasper was pleading with me with his eyes, but I turned away from him. "I love her, you know that."

"Yeah, Carlisle, I love her too," Edward said. "I would never hurt her."

"That's enough. You have hurt her, Edward, or do you not recall colliding with Charlotte, who landed on top of Bella? Do you remember the way she screamed, son? What about the pain she was in, Jasper? You both claim that you love her, but I am having a hard time believing that."

I knew that deep down they both loved her, but things were getting ridiculous. Bella's life was clearly in danger and if I didn't get her away from them, she may end up dead. I should have taken her away when Edward came back. It was too much for her to handle at that time, but I allowed her to stay. I needed to get back to her and get her as far away from them as physically possible.

I began to walk away from them and only stopped when I heard Jasper whisper, I'm sorry. I turned back to look at him and noticed that Edward was gone. Was I so lost in my thoughts that I didn't even hear him leave?

I nodded, "I have to get back to the house, I can't risk Edward getting anywhere near Bella. I understand that you may be sorry, but you are the only one who can make this right. Take some time to think about that before you decide to come back to the house."

I walked away from him and quickly made my way back to the house and thankfully when I got there, Edward wasn't anywhere to be seen. I went into the house and made my way back up to the room where Bella was lying in bed. Peter and Charlotte were standing by the window; they turned to give me a nod before walking out of the room and then the house.

I sat there with Bella alone for a while, just holding her hand. I wished I could take away all the pain that she was in. I wanted so badly to take back everything that she had gone through in these last few months. I knew she loved Jasper and that she wanted to help him, but now it was my turn to help her. I just hoped she would agree with me when I told her I had to take her to Alaska.

"Bella, sweetheart, I think it's time we go to Alaska." I told her, never letting go of her hand.

She turned to face me with tears in her eyes and whispered so low that I almost didn't hear her, "I know. I can't help them, but I don't want to leave them. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to bring them back, Carlisle."

"Shh, it's not your fault. As soon as you're ready, we'll leave."

"I have to tell Jasper goodbye first. I can't leave without telling him how much I love him."

I sat there staring at her for some time. I knew that she would never allow me to take her without putting up a fight, if I didn't allow her to tell him that she was leaving. I made sure that her ribs were wrapped tight enough because I knew that lifting her would cause her some pain.

I looked into my bag and pulled out some pain medication and a syringe. It would be best if she was asleep before I moved her. "Bella, I'm going to give you some pain medicine which will make you sleep. I would prefer you to be sleeping when I got ready to move you."

She turned away from me, but nodded. I quickly gave her the medicine and put the needle away. "Carlisle, don't take me away from here until I see him. If you do, I'll never forgive you."

Before I could respond Jasper walked into the room.


I was sick over what had happened with Bella. First, I said all of those horrible things to her, then Edward had manipulated her into giving in, and then the worst possible thing had happened; she got hurt because of us. When I saw Edward collide into her, I was momentarily paralyzed. She was here because of me. I had hurt her so many times before, and now I had to face her.

I walked into the bedroom where Carlisle was treating her. He stood up, blocking my entrance and growled at me.

"Get out!" He yelled.

"Carlisle," I said. "Please, I need to see her."

"Not now," he stated. "You've done enough damage."

"I didn't hurt her," I reminded him.

"Not this time," he said. "But you have before and I heard what you said to her earlier. Don't you think that your words were part of the reason she gave into Edward? She is confused and worn down. She's human and the two of you seem to fail to realize that."

"Jasper," Bella called out and I felt her pain.

"She has two cracked ribs and a minor concussion. I'll have to monitor her all night."

"I can do that," I told him.

"I don't think so," he said. "I told you what would happen if she got hurt again."

I nodded, but only because I could feel his determination.

"Can I please say goodbye to her?"

"I'm not leaving her alone with you," he said. "I feel just as responsible as you do. I should never have allowed her to come to Texas."

"I don't want to hurt her anymore," I said.

"Carlisle," Bella whispered. "I need to talk to Jasper."

"I'll be just outside the door," he informed me.

I pushed past him and dropped down beside the bed. I reached out and stroked her hair.

"I'm so sorry, Bella," I whispered. "I didn't mean anything I said. Please believe me."

"I know, Jasper, but it has to stop. I can't take it anymore. I tried to be strong for you, but I failed." The tears were sliding down her cheeks now and she was breaking my dead heart.

"No, you are strong, so strong, darlin'," I said. "You stood up to me and you weren't even afraid."

"I'm always afraid," she admitted. "I never know who you'll be. I don't know what Edward's going to do. It's too much."

"I know," I agreed. "It's time for you to go."

"I don't want to," she sobbed. "But…"

"You have to," I said. I didn't want her to go and I knew if I begged, I could break her. I could even manipulate her into staying, but I loved her too much for that. "Peter will help me figure this out, and when we do, I'll come for you, I mean, if that's what you want."

"I'll always want you," she cried. I knew she was in so much physical pain, but now the emotional pain was kicking in and it was overwhelming her.

"Shh," I pressed my lips to hers. "It'll be okay."

"I'm afraid I'll never see you again," she whispered. "And, Edward needs help too."

"I'll make sure Edward gets help, too," I said. "I'll do that for you."

"Please come back for me, Jasper," she begged. "Fight this, fight her."

"I'll fight for you, Bella," I said. "I'll do whatever I have to do to get back to you." I gently squeezed her hand and then slowly kissed her lips.

She closed her eyes and the tears continued to stream down her face. Her pain was over taking me. I couldn't bare it anymore.

"I love you," I whispered, as I stood up and walked out of the room. I couldn't take anymore of her suffering. I could hear her sobbing as I stood in the hall with Carlisle.

"Take her to Alaska," I said. "Don't let her out of your sight until this is all figured out. Don't let Edward near her."

"I don't plan to let either of you near her until this is over," he said. "And then, she'll have to decide what she wants."

"She wants me," I said. "I'm certain of that, but I need to come back for her. Do you think the Volturi can help me?"

"I hope so, Jasper," he said, but I could feel his apprehension. "They may be our only hope."

"Take care of her," I said. "Please make sure she understands that I can't control this."

"She knows that," he said and I felt his sincerity. "I'm sorry that this has happened to you and Edward. I want the both of you back just as much as Bella does."

"I can feel that," I said. "I'm sorry."

"I know, son," he smiled.

I closed my eyes and nodded at his acknowledgment. Only Carlisle could still consider Edward and I his sons after everything we had done. He didn't deserve this and Bella certainly didn't deserve all that we had put her through. But, technically, it wasn't our fault.

But, I knew where the blame should be placed. I had felt her in the forest before. I took off running deep within the woods. I would make her answer for what she had turned me into. I wanted to know what she wanted from me.

"Show yourself," I screamed. "What have you done to me?"

I frantically paced the woods, trying to pick up those dark, ominous feelings that I had felt the other day. Again, there was no scent, no heartbeat, but I knew I wasn't alone. She was close because my emotions were shifting.

I heard her laugh as it echoed throughout the forest. I looked around, trying to figure out where she was.

"Come out!" I screamed.

She continued to laugh, but I couldn't get a lock on where she was. Never in all my years of immortality had I ever encountered anything like this before.

"Jasper," she whispered. She was behind me, I could feel her breath on my neck, but when I turned around, she was gone.

"What do you want?" I asked.

"You," she whispered.


"You're wasting your life," she laughed. "You're a strong, gifted immortal. I want you to realize that."

"And Edward?" I asked.

"I didn't realize that there were two of you," she continued to speak, but from where I had no idea. "When you came to Texas, you were lost and confused, you were easy to turn. Edward had a purpose, a girl he thought was waiting for him, but she turned out to be your purpose."

"Don't talk to me about Bella," I yelled out, still not knowing where she was.

"I could have both of you by now, but Bella seems to be in the way," she said. "She doesn't have the same effect on Edward as she does on you, but he can't leave her alone, so it makes it harder for me to intervene. I almost had you, until you decided to go to Forks and seek her out."

"You'll never have me," I informed her. "Or, Edward, for that matter."

"We'll see," she whispered.

"I'll destroy you," I yelled.

She let out a high pitched cackle and then it was as if she was swirling around above me. I looked up, but if she was there, she was moving entirely too fast even for me to see.

Suddenly, there was a bright light directly in front of me. I had to shield my eyes with my hands and then once it dimmed, she was standing in front of me. She was angelic. It didn't fit.

She wore a long white flowing gown and her curly blond hair cascaded down her back, her lips were full and naturally pink and accentuated her pale skin. She was absolutely beautiful, more so than any vampire I had ever encountered. It wasn't until my eyes locked with hers that I saw what she truly was.

Her eyes were as black as her soul was. She was void of any emotions now as she took in my appearance.

"You can't destroy me, Jasper," she whispered. "Your only option is to join me."

"You're evil," I gasped. "Pure evil."

"You're very smart, Major Whitlock," she laughed. "You'll serve me well."

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