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Jasper and I were sitting in the center of the couch in the family room. Esme was on my right, sitting there silently with Carlisle. She would glance anxiously at me every so often and I would smile softly back at her. She was worried, probably more worried than I was right now. She was biting her lips softly, sucking on it lightly nervously, apparently anxious. Carlisle was no different, except he displayed himself a little more under control than she. He looked calm but no smile was on his face and he to would occasionally look at me, as if he were checking to see if I was still here. Rosalie and Emmett were standing beside the couch, their hands twined and Emmett's arm draped around Rosalie's waist. Rosalie didn't look happy, she looked more pissed than anything, for whatever reason I don't know. Emmett was smiling, that normal Emmett smile and I knew that he was thinking about killing Justin. But from both of them I could sense the edge in the way that they stood, how their eyes would roam around the room warily. Edward was stone still, his face masked from me on purpose because I would glance at him. He would smile when I looked at him but for some reason he felt guilty. He knew I didn't blame him for yelling at me, I suppose I had that coming, I deserved it. When my eyes moved to Bella I wanted to laugh. She was anything but still, pacing slightly, tapping her feet impatiently. She was biting her lips fiercely and her eyes were locked on mine most of the time. Jasper was being…well Jasper. He held me close to him, his arms rigid and tight around me. His emotions were smooth though, probably for the sake of me.
But for some reason…I wasn't worried, or scared for that matter. Why should I worry? There was nothing to worry about. Everyone was promising that it would be alright and this time…I believed them. I needed this, this was my last chance to finally let everything go. I wanted this to go away and I had to help myself make it go away. I wanted my life to be normal again, everything the way it was supposed to be. I couldn't let the past keep holding me back, it was hurting my family, my Jasper. That was going to come to an end today, I promised myself that.
I knew we didn't have much time, just as I had seen, he was coming. We had talked briefly about the plan but I didn't say much. I knew that I wouldn't be given a part in this, no one would allow it so I didn't even try. I wanted to keep the anxiety down, I didn't want to cause more problems. I would only be helping if someone was in trouble.
All of our ears pricked as we heard footsteps, a few sets running lightly towards the house. We knew then that we only had about half a minute. We all stood and Jasper led me to the side with Esme and Carlisle behind us. He wrapped his arm around my waist as he held my hand with the other. Esme and Carlisle stood in front of us, their stance slightly protective. Emmett and Rosalie stood about five feet from us and to our right as Bella and Edward stood on the other side.
We waited in silence and our eyes finally caught their shapes. My eyes locked on one shape, the one flanked by the two others like I had seen. Justin. I felt Jasper squeeze my hand and I squeezed back as I looked up at him. I took a staggering breath as I looked at him and everything seemed to pass between us then. He was reassuring me, telling me that he loved me, saying that he would protect me and I knew he meant it all. I nodded and rested my head on his chest, calming my slightly shaken nerves.
Justin, Gabe, and Marcus strolled into the house as if they owned the place. They stopped in the center of the room, about six feet from Rosalie and Emmett and Justin looked around them. "I suppose I should have expected this, my little Mary doesn't oversee anything now do you, my dear?" he said with a smile.
I don't know why he did that. Why he called me Mary and not Alice. I told him so many times that my name was Alice and never would be Mary. That wasn't who I was. "Alice," I corrected in barely a whisper as I looked at him. As I fully looked at him, I saw a small book in his hand. It looked like an old book, tethered slightly and yellowed with age..
He brushed off my small side comment and looked around to peer at me. "It is so lovely to see you again, Mary. Oh how much I have missed you," he said with a smile. I felt Jasper tighten his arm around me protectively.
"Why are you here?" Jasper asked him calmly, only a small hint of anger in his voice that probably only I noticed since I was so in tune with him.
"Straight to the point, are we? Don't be rude, I am a guest, aren't I?" he asked innocently as he gazed at each of my family in turn.
"No," Edward, Carlisle, and Jasper spoke at the same time. Their voices were cool as they stated this to him and I could feel from Jasper that the atmosphere had changed to rigid and angry. I think Jasper had felt it to and he smoothly maneuvered himself slightly in front of me.
"Just tell us why you are here," Edward stated. "Or better yet, tell us why you took her away," he said simply.
Justin glared at Edward for a few seconds and then answered his question. "I had thought for so long that she was dead. Steven had told me that she had died in the middle of one of her shock treatments. I believed him because she was so small and they were using a voltage for someone twice her height, age, and weight. I had-"
"Wait, who is Steven?" I asked, not caring one bit that I had cut him off.
"Your creator, the one that was always with you," he said as if it were obvious. He still didn't believe that I couldn't remember my human life. "I left then in fury. I thought he had killed you on purpose, so I would stop visiting you. You told him that I kept visiting you and that you were scared of me. One night he had caught me in your room-"
"She was seven!" Edward growled. "Why would you hurt a seven year old?" he questioned in a roar. I peered over at Edward and wondered what he had read from Justin's thoughts.
"After one thousand years of being around, not much seems to get to you," Justin informed Edward in a sneer. "After all of the blood that you had lost that night, somehow you had survived and when I had come back to see you the next day he told me that you were dead. He did a pretty damn good job at hiding your scent because I couldn't smell you. I left then and never came back," he said nastily. "I always thought about you though and then when I found your scent here a few months ago, I just couldn't believe it. I kept tabs on the place and then I saw you, so much older then you were when I had last seen you…I just had to have you," he growled.
He continued but I wasn't listening any more. I was thinking about my creator, Steven. This was the second time that I had heard that he had saved me. I wish that I could meet him, thank him for staying with me and helping me. If it wasn't for him, I would be dead at the age of seven and I would have never become a vampire, never have met Jasper. Despite the situation that I was in now, I smiled, for the first time in a long time I somehow felt one hundred percent safe. My family was here, by my side, my husband, and my guardian angel, who even thought wasn't with me physically, I still felt like he was watching over me.
"Which now comes to why I am here," Justin said with a wicked glint in his eyes. "It is time for you to come with me, my dear," he said.
For some reason, that didn't bother me. I knew I could overpower him and before any of my family members spoke up I spoke. "No," I said casually, simply as I looked at him. "I think I will stay here," I said in a challenging voice, ready to end this now.
He frowned angrily at me. "Let me rephrase, little one. You are coming with me," he said, his tone holding a dangerous hint in it now.
"Let me rephrase, No. Way," I told him with a smile and I took a step forward, matching Jasper's stance.
He growled then and I could tell that his patience was wearing down. "I will drag you out of here, child, don't think I won't," he threatened and for the first time I noticed the two of them move, taking a step back, getting ready to leave, or maybe to get the others.
Edward heard this in my head and locked eyes with Emmett for a brief second. At the same moment, they casually blocked the two exits in the room. "Well, I will tell you this, Justin. I am not going down without a fight and I know I can take you on any day," I said, making my tone sound dangerous.
This made him snap and instead of saying another word, he launched himself at me. Jasper was tensed and ready though, intercepting him before he reached me. The other two males in the back of the room made a move to leave the house but Edward and Emmett stopped them. Bella, Esme, and Carlisle went to help them and they all dragged the three of them out of the house.
I walked out behind them, feeling helpless but it didn't look like they needed help. When I had looked in Justin's eyes, the color was a dim red, meaning that he needed to hunt.. I started to hear tearing and then I heard a loud, earsplitting scream. I looked over in that direction despite the odds and watched as Edward and Bella destroyed Marcus.
I got a visions then and Edward caught it. The other three were coming our way, they had heard the noise. Edward looked at me worriedly and I smiled at him, telling him that I would be alright.
Another noise turned our heads to where Esme and Rosalie were. They started to quickly gather the pieces of Gabe and throw it into the fire with Marcus, The last one was Justin and he was putting up a good fight and then I realized that he was waiting for the others to arrive.
Edward and I listened carefully and then heard the incoming footsteps. None of them attacked us though, they all went towards Justin. One knocked Emmett away as another threw Carlisle off of Justin simultaneously I flashed into action then and flitted to Jasper's side. My eyes were momentarily focused on Edward as he ran into the guard with Justin, taking him away from us.
Jasper ran in towards Justin first and Justin tried to confuse him but he didn't realize how Jasper was at this. Jasper caught his side and I took my chance to run past Justin, taking his left arm with me. He screamed in agony and Jasper detached his other arm. Justin wailed out again as his arm fell to the ground with a thud.
A vision hit me suddenly and as soon as it cam it was gone but I had seen enough. "No, Jasper. Just end it here, he may deserve it but I just want it done," I said as I took a strong hold to Justin's shoulder.
Justin seemed like he was about to say something but when he heard that he silenced himself. His eyes looked at me and I could see slight thankfulness in them and sorrow. Jasper seemed to listen to me because after I saw Justin look at me, his head was on the ground.
His body fell a moment later and his eyes looked up at me again. "The book is yours, Alice" I heard him breathe before his eyes clouded, looking up at nothing.
Alice. That was the first time that he had called me Alice. And what book?
I thought for a moment and remembered the book that he had come in with. "The book," I said aloud, looking around me.
Jasper was already discarding Justin's body into the fire and so were the others.
It was over.
I didn't have to worry any more,.
A smile spread across my lips and a moment later I was being hugged. I looked up to see Esme, her eyes looking down on me. "Alice," she breathed as she rubbed my back. I laughed and hugged her back. "It's over," she murmured and I could hear the relief in her voice.
"I know," I whispered and I felt myself smile, I mean really smile, like I was back to myself again. "Thank you," I murmured to her as she released me.
"I love you," she murmured as her reply and hugged me swiftly again before heading off towards Carlisle.
"Alice," Edward said as he neared me. "Is this what you were looking for?" he asked me as he held a book up in his hand. The book that Justin was holding mere minutes ago.
"Yes," I murmured as I took the book from his hand. "Thank you," I murmured and he hugged me softly before breaking away and kissing the top of my head. He nodded and I walked over towards Jasper, who was now coming towards me.
He embraced me tightly. "You are safe, my love," he murmured as he rubbed his hands over my back before wrapping them around my waist. "I love you," he whispered to me. "What is this?" he asked me as his hand met mine over the book.
"It is a diary, my diary of when I was in the asylum," I murmured to him.
He pulled away so he could look at me. "And you want to read it?" he asked skeptically.
"Maybe a little bit of it. Maybe later, a while from now when I feel that I am ready and I want to know. There might be something about Steven in here. I want to know about him. I have so much to thank him for," I told Jasper.
"As do I, he kept you safe when I couldn't," he murmured as he kissed my cheek. "I am glad that he was there for you," he added with a smile.
I nodded as Emmett, Rosalie, and Bella came over to us. "That's everything, do you want us to put it out?" Bella asked Jasper. Jasper looked over their heads and nodded at her. Emmett and Bella disappeared then but Rosalie stayed with us.
"Was revenge sweet or what?" Rosalie asked with a smile.
"Actually, Alice opted out of that," Jasper informed her with a sigh.
"It just didn't feel right," I defended myself quietly. "I didn't want to, I just wanted to be done with it so I could finally move on," I murmured. "And I am glad I did," I added as I remembered his peaceful eyes as he drifted away.
Rosalie looked at me like I was crazy but then Carlisle came over. "Just like the kind daughter that I know and love, welcome back, Alice," he said as he hugged me to him. "I have taught you well, dear," he murmured as he kissed my forehead softly.
Once the fire was out and everything was just ashes, we went inside the house. Carlisle and Esme silently disappeared into their room and Edward and Bella slipped out so they could go pick Renesmee up. Jasper pulled on my arm, beckoning me to follow him and I did. We walked to our room and he shut the door behind him. I walked into the closet, going to the dresser on the left side and looked at the diary in my hands.
Jasper walked into the closet then and strolled to my side, wrapping his arm around my waist and kissing my temple tenderly, sending waves of love towards me. "Will you be reading it now? I am right here by your side if you want to," he said lovingly as he touched the book with his cool marble fingers.
I debated on reading dome of it for a moment but then made a decision. I opened the second drawer of the dresser, which was currently not occupying any material and set the diary inside carefully. "No, not now, I just want to relax for a while without any interruptions, forget all about this ever happening. Maybe I will come back to it someday, and maybe I won't, but for now…my human life will remain a mystery," I said with a smile, looking up t him.
He nodded and then took my chin in his hand. "Are you sure that you are alright, Alice?" he asked me, his tone slightly cautious.
"Honestly Jazz," I said as I looked at him evenly. "I haven't felt this great for months," I said with a huge smile.
And this time…I was telling the truth.
So? Happy ending or what? She is ok this time! But don't worry, the story isn't over yet. I have a decision to make now and I need you guys's help. If you want to know what was in the diary tell me and if i get more than eight requests i will add a chapter or two with that. If not, there will probably be two more chapters tops with them moving or ging on vacation or whatever.
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