A/N: Well, this is it. Please see the longer author's note at the end :)
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Epilogue—Eight Years Later
"Maybe it's all we got but it's all I need
You're all I need"
Jasper pulled his car into the garage and looked over at Lucy sitting in the front seat, reliving every moment of her soccer game for him as she had been doing the entire drive home.
Jasper couldn't quite believe that Lucy was 13 now. In his mind, she was still the five-year-old little girl he had met that summer when everything changed—the little girl who liked Barbies and American Girl books and swimming every day.
"Dad, are you listening to me?" Lucy asked as they got out of the car.
"Of course," Jasper answered, tugging on Lucy's long blonde braid. "I was just thinking about how old you're getting for a minute there."
Lucy grinned. "I'm not old," she told him. "You are though."
Jasper laughed and Lucy rushed on with her stories from the game as they walked into the house. "We're home," Jasper called out, pulling the door closed behind them.
"Daddy!" a voice called excitedly and Jasper looked up in time to see a little boy wearing a Superman cape come running down the hall and fling himself at Jasper.
Jasper caught him easily and smiled as the little boy wrapped his arms and legs around Jasper's body. "Hi Gabe," Jasper said, ruffling the boy's blonde hair.
"Dad," Gabe said, pulling back from Jasper slightly. "I'm not Gabe, I'm Superman," he stated.
"Oh, right, sorry Superman," Jasper said, quickly correcting himself. "Where's your mom?"
"In the kitchen," Gabe said, wiggling out of Jasper's arms. "Hi Lucy," Gabe said, turning towards his sister.
"Hi Superman," Lucy said, grinning as Gabe hugged her legs.
"Did you play soccer good today?" Gabe asked.
"Yeah, I think I did," Lucy said, laughing at her little brother.
"Dad, Lucy, watch this," Gabe said excitedly, climbing onto the back of the couch in the living room. "I can fly," he announced before leaping off and crashing to the floor.
Gabe hopped back up quickly and put his hands on his hips, standing up as straight as he could. "Did you see?" he asked.
Lucy laughed again and Jasper scooped Gabe into his arms. "I saw alright," he said. "And I think Superman should be more careful when he's flying."
Gabe rolled his eyes and Jasper carried him towards the kitchen. Alice was at the stove, making dinner and Norah was sitting at the kitchen table, her homework spread out in front of her.
"Hi darlin'," Jasper said, shifting Gabe to his hip so he could kiss Alice.
"Hi," Alice said, grinning as she kissed Jasper back. "How are you?" she asked.
"Good," Jasper said with a nod. "You?" he asked, his hand settling on Alice's hip.
"Good," she told him. "I think I heard something that sounded an awful lot like someone trying to fly off the couch though," Alice said, looking at Gabe who was still in Jasper's arms. "Didn't we talk about that already, Superman?" she asked.
Gabriel grinned. "Sorry Mom," he said. "But I had to show Daddy."
Alice sighed. "I swear I don't know how we've made it five years without a broken bone," she said, kissing Gabe's forehead.
"Last time I checked Superman always listened to his mother," Jasper said.
"Even when she says he can't fly?" Gabe asked.
"Even when she says he can't fly," Jasper said, nodding.
Gabe sighed heavily. "Okay," he agreed.
"Gabe you could come sit with me and help me do my homework," Norah offered, looking up from the books in front of her.
Gabe made a face and wiggled out of Jasper's arms. He walked around the table and crawled into Norah's lap. "You're too smart, Norah," he said. "I can't help you."
Norah laughed and handed Gabe a pencil. "Sure you can," she said. "We're talking about abstract art. Just do your usual scribbling," Norah said, putting a piece of paper in front of Gabe. "It'll be perfect."
Gabe frowned. "I don't scribble," he said.
"Right, of course not," Norah corrected herself. "Sorry," she said, grinning at her brother.
Gabe nodded and bent over the paper, biting his lip in concentration. Jasper chuckled softly and went over to kiss Norah on top of her head. "Hi Norah," he said softly.
"Hi Dad," Norah responded, smiling up at Jasper. Jasper wasn't sure when exactly Lucy and Norah had started calling him Dad but he liked it. Even now, every time he heard it, he couldn't help but smile, as cheesy as it was.
"How was school?" Jasper asked, sitting down next to Norah.
"It was fine," Norah said with a shrug. "It was school."
Jasper laughed as Lucy walked into the kitchen. "Hi Mom," she said, going over to give her mother a hug.
"Hi baby," Alice said, hugging Lucy back. "How was soccer?"
"It was great," Lucy said excitedly. "I scored a goal."
"Good for you sweetheart," Alice said, dropping a kiss on Lucy's cheek. Even though Lucy and Norah were 13 and 16 now, Jasper sometimes was surprised by the fact that nothing had really changed. Norah was still quiet and perceptive and fiercely loyal, which Jasper loved about her. She reminded him of his sister, in a way, and Jasper liked that Rose and Norah had become especially close in the years since Alice and the girls had moved to Seattle.
Lucy, however, was still outgoing and chatty and sweet. Lucy had more friends and social events than Jasper could keep track of. He had become slightly concerned of late because Lucy was turning into a gorgeous girl and Jasper knew it wouldn't be long before boys started showing up on their doorstep, which he wasn't quite prepared to deal with.
And then there was Gabe. Jasper had been nervous when Alice first told him she was pregnant. He still felt like he had no clue what he was doing as a father most days but somehow it seemed to be to working out. Gabe had always fascinated Jasper, in a sense, because he was a perfect blend of both Jasper and Alice. He looked like Jasper with his honey colored curls and his hesitant smile but his wide, grey eyes were Alice's. Gabe could be sweet and charming when he wanted to be but there was a quiet, deeper side to Gabe that Jasper recognized within himself as well.
Jasper looked up at his family, suddenly realizing they were all staring at him. "What?" Jasper asked.
"Mom's been saying your name for like five minutes," Norah said with a laugh.
"He's thinking about how old we all are again," Lucy said.
"Sorry," Jasper said sheepishly. "What's up?" he asked Alice.
"Emmett and Rosalie will be here soon for dinner," Alice said. "I was just reminding you."
"Oh, right," Jasper said. "Can I help you with anything?" he asked, standing up and walking towards Alice again.
"Make sure there's beer of some kind in the fridge?" Alice asked. "Emmett will be disappointed if there's not."
Jasper laughed. "You're right," he said, heading over to the fridge.
"Norah, honey, can you clean off the table?" Alice asked. "And Lucy maybe you and Superman can set it for me?"
Alice and Jasper's children scattered, following Alice's instructions and soon the back door was opening and Emmett and Rosalie walked into the kitchen.
"Hello Hale family," Emmett said loudly. "How are you?"
"Uncle Emmett!" Gabe yelled. "Watch this!" Gabe climbed onto a chair and jumped towards Emmett.
"Whoa, hey there Superman," Emmett said, tickling Gabe so he squirmed in Emmett's arms. "That was awesome."
"I know," Gabe said, struggling to get away from Emmett and his tickling fingers.
"Didn't your mother tell you not to do that any more Gabriel?" Jasper asked.
"She said I couldn't fly off the couch," Gabe said. "I flied off the chair."
"Kid's got a point," Emmett said.
"Don't encourage him," Alice responded, giving Emmett a kiss on the cheek and hugging Rosalie.
"Hi Aunt Rosie," Gabe said, holding his arms out to Rosalie.
"Hi buddy," Rosalie said, taking Gabe from Emmett and hugging him tightly. Emmett and Rosalie had never had children but they were amazing as an aunt and uncle and all three of Jasper and Alice's children adored them.
"You look pretty, Aunt Rosie," Gabe said.
"Geez Jasper, you teaching him how to flirt already?" Emmett asked, laughing loudly and grabbing a beer from the fridge.
"What's flirt?" Gabe asked.
"Just ignore your uncle," Rosalie said, kissing Gabe's forehead. "You're a sweetheart."
Gabe beamed and Norah and Lucy came back into the kitchen. "Hi Uncle Emmett, hi Aunt Rose," Lucy said, grinning and going over to sit next to Emmett.
"Hey kiddo," Emmett said, tugging on Lucy's braid just like Jasper had earlier. "Hi Norah," Emmett called.
"Hi Emmett," Norah answered, hugging Emmett before she hurried to Rosalie's side.
"Hi sweetie," Rosalie said. "How are you?"
"Good," Norah answered, smiling as Rosalie shifted Gabe in her arms to hug Norah.
"Alright, time to eat," Alice said, carrying dishes of food over to the table as they settled around it.
Alice slid into the seat next to Jasper as their family dug into the food. Jasper couldn't help but think about that very first family dinner back when he had first brought Alice and the girls to Seattle. So much had changed since then—Jasper had never really imagined this would be his life, soccer games and homework and Superman costumes and family dinners. He wouldn't change it for anything though. He was happy and there had been a time Jasper had doubted he would ever be happy again.
Alice had changed all of that. She glanced over at him and grinned a little, giving him a slight wink as Lucy, Norah, and Gabe talked excitedly to Emmett and Rosalie. Alice reached for Jasper's hand under the table and squeezed it lightly, just like she had that night at dinner so long ago.
"I love you," Alice whispered, leaning towards Jasper and kissing him briefly.
"I love you too," Jasper whispered back, kissing Alice more firmly.
"Ugh, gross," Lucy said, interrupting them.
"Yeah, gross," Emmett said. "No one wants to see that."
Alice and Jasper both laughed and Jasper tossed a roll at Emmett's head, which he easily dodged.
"Did you all see that?" Emmett asked. "Jasper started a food fight, not me."
"Food fight!" Gabe said excitedly. He reached for his spoon that was loaded with mashed potatoes and Alice and Jasper moved towards him at the same time.
"Don't Gabe," Jasper said, shaking his head.
Gabe sighed. "Fine," he muttered.
Emmett nudged Gabe's shoulder. "Next time you come over to our place, we'll have a food fight," he whispered.
Gabe grinned and Rosalie rolled her eyes. "Great," she muttered.
Alice laughed as everyone turned back to their food. Jasper smiled to himself again and leaned back in his chair, draping his arm around Alice's shoulders. Her body naturally curled into his and like everyday for the past eight years, Jasper marveled at just how good life could be.
A/N: So, that concludes All I Need. Thanks to everyone who's read and reviewed! You made my first foray into writing Twilight fanfiction a great experience. Big, huge, major thanks go to luckyj525 and MDealsWithIt for all their assistance with this story, especially luckyj525. I apparently cannot post anything these days without making her read it first. Thanks Jess! Everyone should go read her story Tags, which updated today, right this very minute. And, now that the lovely MDealsWithIt is back in the fanfiction world, everyone should tweet or PM her about her incredible story Violet Hour until she updates it again :)
I have another Jasper/Alice fic in the works but with school starting up again, I'm not sure when it will be posted. Hopefully it will be soon!