Explanation at the end.

Anything you recognize in this chapter, or the next twenty-four, belongs to Stephenie Meyer (unless otherwise noted).

The Twilight Twenty-Five
Prompt: Touch
Pen name: ElleCC
Pairing: Jasper / Bella
Rating: K


"You have a choice. You can live or die. But you must choose."

He didn't bother to qualify "live" or "die." We both knew there was something less alive and less dead than what we were right then.

I reached my hand toward him and he grasped it, long fingers sliding around my wrist as if binding us to my choice.

He tugged gently and I rose to my feet. For one non-existent heartbeat, we locked stares. Then he dropped my hand and stepped away.

He glanced forward, toward our future.

I took a deep breath and nodded.

We ran.

Welcome to The Twilight 25. TT25 is an LJ community that challenges the authors who sign up to write twenty-five one-shots and/or drabbles, based on predetermined prompts, during a three-month period. A drabble is a 100-word work of fiction – just a snippet, really.

I will be posting each prompt as a separate chapter to keep things tidy.

If you want to check out the other authors who are participating, and their works, you can visit: http://thetwilight25(dot)livejournal(dot)com. I strongly encourage this – there are 71 authors registered – that's potential for 1775 new stories between now and December 1st. Woo!

I am using Word 2007 to do my word counts. It seems to be the most accurate.

Legna always makes sure my stuff is presentable.

This one could possibly become part of a longer work, at some point.