I came up with this drabble during school this week, and quickly scribbled it down. It takes place shortly after Alice found Jasper, but before they joined the Cullens. They are together, but their relationship is in the early stages.

Note: I am aware that other people have used Gabriel as his middle name, but this seems to be a general consensus in the fandom, so I don't feel that I am infringing upon anyone's rights.

Enjoy!


"I wonder if I had a middle name." Jasper grinned at me. His stories of his human life had caused me to invent my own to replace the one I couldn't remember. I had been going for several hours. So far, I had ten brothers and sisters and a pony.

I climbed onto the bed next to him and put my head in my hands. "Do you have a middle name?" I looked up at him expectantly.

"Gabriel." He looked thoughtful. I took his hand.

"I think I remember that name…from a story…" He smiled at my confused face.

"Gabriel is an angel in the Bible."

"Oh yeah! Well that's fitting. You even have a beautiful golden halo!" I ran my fingers through his curls. Physical contact still made him nervous, so I considered it an achievement when he didn't flinch.

"I'm far from an angel, Alice." His expression held a century of pain.

I cupped his face in my hands and gently kissed his forehead. "You're my angel."