AN/ So... The last chapter went down well. I think its fair to say that I wasn't completely loved with how I left it. Hehehe.
This is the final one, *wipes tears*. I never thought this little one shot would grow into what it has. This was written for Amy, my beta, for her bday.
I'm sad to see it end, but happy on where it went. There maybe the odd outtake here and there, and possibly something from the Major, but don't count on it.
So, for one last time with this fic, ENJOY!
"... Edward... Please... don't... no... you can't... you just can't..."
"... I'm sorry... so... so fucking sorry..."
"... Drink, you have too... you can't go... you can't leave me..."
Cool hands were on my forehead, gently rocking me as the cold blood touched my lips. Everything seemed to come in and out of focus, nothing seemed real and everything seemed dream like.
I felt warmth, like a heated blanket covering me up and wrapping itself around me. The blood I was given had long been pulled from my mouth, seemed to stir inside of me, yet it still felt like I was on my way out. After all, death is what I had wanted for so long, what I had begged for; why would he beg me to stay?
"Babe..." his voice sounded clearer than ever. More rich, yet softer. The tones in his voice flickered around, showing more of his past, his former life than ever before. "I love you... Always have." Cold lips touched mine, and I swore that the words I had heard had been a sudden throw up from my mind, secounds before death claimed me.
I wanted it...
I begged for it...
Jasper never saw me as anything but a pet, though, it was nice to have those final few words before I left this world for good.
"STAND!" came the order. The same order I had heard echoed throughout the room of crying humans, completely unsure of the world they had just stepped into. "Gentlemen," the voice whispered.
Opening my eyes, I scanned the room for a suitable pet. One that would be useful, that I could have fun with, and maybe allow it to live longer than a day.
Walking down the lines, I smelled the different flavours of blood pumping through their veins and waited until I found the one that felt almost right.
"No!" Again the angered tone screamed in my ear. "You're not listening to me, Edward! Don't just pick out the first one you see. Find the best in the bunch."
"I'm trying here!" I snapped back, hearing a warning growl coming back at me.
"You pick the worst I have ever, and I mean EVER seen anyone pick!" This time my own growl responded to the voice. "Stop bitching, and do it!"
"Are you going to pick, Edward?" Aro's voice broke me out of my thoughts. "How I wished Jasper had let you come spend time with me... It's not too late for you to partake?" he offered, his voice too low for humans to hear.
"I would have been dead if he had allowed," I answered, walking around one human, before deciding against it and aiming for another.
"Well, you almost were, or are depending on how you look at it," Aro mused. "Ah, perfect. What a delightful blood bath you will make." Aro sounded almost child-like over his find. "Now, my dearest, come with me."
"My mark," I growled, pulling his head hard to the side in some desperate need to see my mating mark as the I fucked him hard and fast over the desk.
"Edward... Fuck... babe... fuck..."
"Mine! Mine! Mine!" I growled out in anger, showing him who he belonged to and that I wasn't willing to allow him any alone time with someone else, unless I was involved.
"Harder..." Yanking his head to the side with such force, I was worried I would rip it off. I sank my fangs into his mating mark as I slammed into him at an inhuman pace. "Ugh... Yes! Right... There..."
My love for him exploded within me, hearing him enjoying this punishment. I secretly thought he did these things to gain this reaction from me, it was something I was guilty of doing.
"Demetri... Such a slut... No." Releasing my fangs from his neck, I pulled his lips to mine and kissed him hard.
"Please..." The mans' voice broke through to me, snapping me out of my thoughts.
Without realising it, I had been circling this boy for sometime, while my mind had been consumed with my reaffirming my mating with my mate.
Standing in front of the boy, I looked him up and down wondering if this would be a good choice. He was pleasing on the eye, dark skin, almost russet looking. Jet black hair and dark eyes. His blood carried a woodsy smell to it, a mixture of earth and trees. It was alluring, but nothing like the scent my mate carried.
"You," I purred in his ear as my cold hands ran down his arms. "Follow me." Taking his hand, I pulled him out of the line and began the long walk back to my room.
"I can't believe she's one!" His laughter hit my ears as he sipped his beer on the river bank.
"We're everywhere, babe," he mused, laying on his side and propping his head up. "Besides, she looks like one."
"I bought sweeties from her shop as a child!" The information that the local shop keeper where I had grown up was a vampire had shocked me to my core, something my mate found highly amusing.
"Babe..." he chuckled at me. "I'm sure you've dealt with many of our kind over the years."
"But she... But she... Fuck."
"Edward, come here," he offered his hand out to me.
Taking it, he pulled me with ease to him, and manoeuvred me until I had my back pressed against his chest. He purred in contentment and kissed the top of my head. "I wish I had told you sooner... but..." he trailed.
"You couldn't," I answered for him as our fingers entwined across my stomach.
"I wouldn't," he corrected.
"Am I going to die?" the boy asked. His heart was beating like crazy in his chest, making me think he might die before I could kill him.
Had Jasper thought this when he picked me? I wondered as I smiled at the boy.
"More than likely. I don't keep pets for long."
"Please... I don't want to die," he pleaded with me.
"I'm afraid that that fact will indeed happen," I grinned at him. "If it's worth anything, it won't be painful."
"Babe..." he whispered as he slowly thrust into me. His face was mere centimetres away from mine, dark eyes burning into my soul. "I love you."
Our lips connected together slowly as we moved gently against each other. My body ached to feel him closer to me, to have him over and over again. I wanted to be locked in this bubble of euphoria forever, and never have to leave. Every part of me, every muscle, every cell, every fibre of my body burned to almost painful heights as we connected.
We hadn't seen daylight or night-time in days, instead we had locked ourselves away from the world to mate with each other. He worshiped my body and marked me with his bite and scent, over and over again, just as I had done to him.
My lips attacked the soft, ticklish spot behind his ear, earning a growl of delight from him and a harder thrust.
"Jesus!" I cried as he rotated his hips.
He chuckled against my neck, "I've told you before, Jesus can't help you."
"Who... Who are you?" the boy cried as I dragged him down the cold, stone winding corridors.
"You're worst nightmare!" I hissed, "Enough questions."
"Please..." The boy sobbed. "Just let me go. I swear I won't tell anyone."
"That's not possible, we have plans for you." It was times like this I wondered how Jasper had kept me alive all those months.
All I wanted to do was kill him, more so because he was trying my last nerve. I had pushed Jasper countless times, and yet he never killed me. He chose to protect me instead of letting me die like so many other pets had before him.
Taking the young boy back to my room, I somewhat missed the time I had spent has The Major's pet. Being completely and utterly able to escape his grasp, or hold he put me in. Now ties and chains held very little meaning, I could easily break them, just like every vampire in here. Being completely dominated by another just wasn't the same now I no longer held the weakness of a human.
"We? There's more than one of you?" the boy questioned.
"As in we, I mean me and my mate." I grinned, allowing my fangs to drop slightly and run the tip of my tongue over them. "He will be pleased with my find."
My teeth felt strange, they seemed bigger, sharper, and that unnerved me. Keeping my eyes closed, I opened my mouth and ran my tongue along them, feeling long fangs hanging down. A chuckle startled me, yet I had known someone was there, I could smell them.
"They feel strange, don't they?" the voice whispered gently to me. "You'll get used to the feel of them being down."
The bed dipped and cool hands touched my arm. Their hand was no longer freezing cold like what I was used to feeling, instead it just felt cool, and natural. I wondered who the vampire was that was talking to me, but I didn't dare open my eyes and see.
"Why don't you open your eyes instead of wondering."
Opening them slowly, I saw Jasper sitting on the edge of the bed, his hand in mine giving it a gentle squeeze. "Hey, you," he said, smiling softly.
"Jasper is fine, we aren't playing." Closing my eyes, I took a deep breath, smelling the different scents in the room. "Are you okay?"
"You kept me alive," I stated. "Why?"
"I had too. That's why." He dropped my hand as his voice took on a harsher tone.
The screams of others were bouncing down the corridors as they met their end. I didn't need to have Jasper's gift to know the boy next to me was scared out of his mind. He knew that his life was on a short span of hours, maybe days if we saw fit.
"I wouldn't worry about them," I said to the boy. "There is nothing you can do to save them."
"Why? Why are you doing this?"
"For fun, to live, to feed."
"Why did you deny me for so long?" I asked as the sun started to go down.
"Because I was scared," Jasper answered softly. "I didn't expect to ever find my mate, let alone my mate be human when I did."
"So that's why you were always so mean towards me? Thanks a lot."
"I wasn't always mean to you. I was nice and I did try."
"You refused to admit to me that I was your mate. You denied what you felt towards me, you told me had other pets!" That still stung, no matter what had transpired, his words telling me he had others hurt then as it did now.
"Edward, there were never other pets. You were the only one I had the whole time I kept you. I didn't want another."
"And you expect me to believe you?"
"Yes," he answered. "You have no idea what I went through. You think it hurt the last few days of us not talking? Try walking away every morning. Try fighting what your body wants, what your instincts tell you to do. Try watching you sleep and wishing you didn't have to. Try not being able to leave the house because the fear that something will happen to you brings you to your knees."
Jasper shook his head slightly. "I admit I handled things badly. I admit I should have stopped fighting it long ago, but I didn't. My torture continues even now."
"That's your own fault," I snapped.
"Edward..." he sighed. "I destroyed her because what she had done to you. I brought the fucking house down while the first few hours of your life ended and your new began. Nothing stopped my rage, nothing. Anyone that crossed my path that night wished they hadn't. I thought I had lost you." He tried to take my hand, but I pulled it away. "It looks like I have."
"Please, sit down," I told the boy as I led him into the dining room. "Open the lid and eat, I assure you it's safe to do so."
"Because what I have planned you will need the energy." I waved my hand at the food again. "This could well be your final supper, please eat."
"I have a name, you know."
"It's one that I don't need to know." I snickered, "Now eat!"
"Foolish boy!" Grabbing the back of his hair, I yanked it back. "There is nothing you can do or say to get out of this, you may as well eat while you still can." Letting go of his hair, I pulled the lid off the food tray. "Eat!" I demanded.
"How long are you gonna ignore me for, Edward?" Jasper's voice whispered in the darkness. "You can't keep doing this."
"I've said all I need to say to you, Major," I sneered, seeing him wince slightly. "It's done and dusted."
"Is that so?" his tone became harsh, more dominating than he had ever used since I had been turned. "You don't get to have your say and walk away, it doesn't work like that."
"It does for me," I snapped back, seeing his anger flash across his face. "I heard your regret killing Bella. Demetri told me all about it."
"Regret?" he asked. "You think I regret killing Bella?" Jasper moved closer to me. "I don't regret killing her, I'm sorry it had to come to that. You shouldn't listen to everything Demetri says."
"At least he cares."
"You don't believe that anymore than I do." Jasper shrugged. "Why don't you just stop this? Please?"
"Demetri is waiting for me, I've got training." Jasper's hand reached out to mine and carefully laced his fingers. "I have to go."
"Let me train you. You're my newborn, therefore my responsibility." Slapping my hand back from his, pain laced the fibres of my body at his wording.
"I don't want to be your responsibility."
"I didn't mean it like that, Edward."
"Finished?" the boy looked up at me and nodded slightly.
Red rimmed eyes, awash with tears ready to fall, stared back at me. The boy shivered as he heard a loud, painful scream, reminding me of my first night here.
"Be thankful it's me that picked you." There was something strange about saying that to him. It was something, or something similar that Jasper had once said to me. Though, he will be lucky if he makes it through the night.
"Follow me." I grinned to him. "And don't bother running, I'm faster than you are."
Leading the boy down the corridors to my chambers, I wondered if my pick for tonight would please my mate. He hadn't been best pleased with my last pick.
The man I had picked last time, sobbed, cried and pissed himself. Crying and sobbing were part of it, but the one thing neither of us wanted was a guy that turned into a baby.
Turning off to the right, the scent of my mate hit my nose. My body reacted to knowing he was close, wanting me to race to him and fuck him on the first thing we fell on.
Feeling my cock straining against my jeans, I grabbed the mans' hand and pulled him quicker through the winding corridors, to reach my mate faster.
Not giving the poor man a chance to catch his breath, I opened the door to our chamber, and pulled him through.
The moment I stepped inside the room my eyes fell on my mate. Dark blue jeans sitting low on his hips. Bare feet, with his left knee bent, lying flat on his back on the bed. Arms resting behind his head, showing the sculpted muscles of his arms and chest that were bare.
"Took your time, babe," he purred sitting up and looking at the boy I had brought. "Not bad, not bad at all."
Stalking his way over to us, my eyes drank him in hungrily, fixated on the way his muscles moved and flexed as he walked.
Brushing his lips with mine just once, his arm sneaked around my waist. "Let's try and keep this one alive for longer than a night," he chuckled in my ear.
"I'll try, Major."
Did I confuse you all? Make you all think that Edward had paired off with someone else? HEHE. Amy said it was confusing but made sense at the end, and that's exactly how I wanted this final chapter to be.
I hope you guys enjoyed the ride as much as I did.
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Maybe we can do this again sometime?