Chapter 37

JPOV

When everyone was settled in the living room I sat down on the love seat with Bella wrapped around me. Carlisle and Esme were sitting like us along with Emmett and Rosalie. Peter stood off to the side looking out the windows. I knew this was going to be hard on him since he had believed that Margaret/Maria was his mate but we needed to discuss this.

"Alright so what's the first thing that we need to worry about Jasper?"
asked Carlisle. That gave me slight pause.

"I would say we first need to worry about being prepared for an attack that could happen at any moment. Because even though Maria said they didn't know they were here we can't take that at face value. Maria is one of the biggest manipulators I've ever met except for maybe Edward but that's beside the point. So the first thing we are going to worry about after this meeting is making sure everyone is able to fight newborns.

"The second thing we need to worry about is figuring out who exactly is behind this because for all we know it could even be the Volturi because we know that can't stand us having this big a coven. So starting tomorrow we are all going to try and locate who this is using all the contacts we have. I don't care if you think they aren't trust worthy or will tell you anything I want you to call them. Because most of the time they are the ones that have the information we need." I took an unneeded breath after that because I didn't want to say what I was going to say next.

"One thing we need to take into account is that this could actually be Edward behind this upset that Bella is my mate and not his. I don't think it is but you can never be sure about anything. So everyone that's all I want us all to be out in the yard in 1 hour. If you are not out there in 1 hour I will come and find you because this isn't a time to mess around. Meeting adjourned." With that I walked out with Bella up to our room so I could talk to her.

CPOV

With everything that Jasper said it made me worry more than I had been worrying previously. I didn't want to have to fight but if it would keep my family safe I would do it. It was at this moment that I realized that Jasper was right all those years ago when he said you may not like it but at some point in your life you are going to have to fight for your family and you may hate what you end up doing to protect them but in the end you will be thankful.

Before I could think any more on this Esme was pulling me up and towards the stairs to our room.

BPOV

When Jasper and I made it to our room I flopped down on the bed and just laid there looking at the ceiling. I felt a weight on the bed and looked to my side to see Jasper looking at me like he had some questions to ask but was afraid he'd upset me. I rolled my eyes at that…men.

"Go ahead and ask what ever to ask because now you are dying to."

"How did you know the sire-childe information? From the look on Carlisle's face he didn't even know that information."

"Well its easy if you actually read all the books out there on vampires you know that some of it has to be true whether the Volturi likes it or not. Before I had figured out that vampires were real I would read every book I could find on vampires when I was younger. One day I came across this book titled "Vampire Sires and Vampire Childes the Truth of It" it interested me so I bought it and read it. In it, it gave information on everything from how to Sire a childe and how a childe can sire a childe, and how once a childe sired a childe that the original Sire had no control over its childe. It made a lot of sense." I explained.

"Do you still have the book? Yeah it's somewhere here in the house with the rest of my books." I got up to look for it. It didn't take me long to find it since I remembered what the side of it looked like. I grabbed it from the shelf and tossed it to him. He caught it and looked at it for a moment.

"Is it okay with you if I read it?" he asked. Oh honestly!

"Jasper I wouldn't have given to you if I didn't intend for you to read it. Good Lord!" Men are so frustrating and it seems like vampire men are more frustrating than human men.

I looked at the clock and noticed it was time for us to meet outside with the others. I started to walk to the door and noticed Jasper wasn't following me. Turning around I realized he was just staring at my ass. Ugh.

"Jasper let's go."

"Yes, Darlin'." He simpered.

I just shook my head knowing he was still just looking at my ass the whole time.

I know this chapter is kind of short but that's because at the moment I want to write more personal moment between the couples. So bear with me.