A/N: This story was inspired by Adele's Someone Like You. It broke my heart when I first heard it and it's stuck with me ever since.
I do not own Twilight or its characters, but I do love Jasper and Edward. :) No copyright infringement intended.
Date: March 13, 2010 2:10 p.m.
How are you doing? I'm sure you're probably shocked to hear from me, and I debated for a long time whether or not to even try to contact you, especially after all these years. I'm not even sure if this email address still works, but it doesn't hurt to try.
I hear some pretty great things have taken place in your life in the past couple of years. You're married now with a child. Wow, I'm almost speechless, but very happy for you. I'm sure you're a great father, and Isabella is a lucky woman. I'm glad things worked out for you and that you have the perfect family.
Me? Well, I'm still single, unfortunately. I guess I haven't found the right guy since we parted. It's not for lack of trying though. *wink* On the flip side, my professional life has been incredible! I recently made partner at my law firm, and I couldn't be happier…or busier.
Um, I guess I also wanted to contact you to say how sorry I am for how things ended between us. I could just say that we were young and stupid and didn't know how to handle the little bumps in our relationship, and that's probably true, but I also have a feeling that we just weren't on the same page. You wanted to settle down and have a family, while I was hell bent on making a name for myself. It looks like both of our dreams came true. There's not one thing I regret in our relationship, except losing my best friend in the end. I miss going to Flannigan's and having a beer while playing pool with you. But there's no use in crying over spilled milk.
I hope this email finds its way to you. I wish you all the happiness in the world, Edward. I really do.
Take care of yourself!
Subject: Re: Hello
Date: April 15, 2010 5:30 a.m.
To say that I'm shocked to hear from you would the understatement of the year. Frankly, I never expected to hear from you ever again, but I'm pleasantly surprised.
Congratulations on making partner! I know that was a dream of yours and I'm glad it was actualized. You're a great lawyer and your firm is lucky to have you on its team. Yes, I am married and have a beautiful little girl named Alice. She's gorgeous, Jasper – the light of my life. Bella and I have made a pretty good life. She's a teacher as well. Actually, that's how we met, but I don't want to bore you with the details.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I, obviously, still use the same email address after all these years, and I could blame the delay on work or taking care of the baby, but it was none of that. Responding to you scared the shit out of me, and I didn't know what to say. For years I've thought about what I would say to you if we were ever in contact again, but when I saw your name in my inbox, my mind went blank. I just sat at my computer and couldn't force my fingers to type…
There's no need to apologize, so please don't.
I better go. I have to get ready for work, and I think I just heard Alice start to cry….actually wail is more like it.
It was good hearing from you again, Jasper.
Subject: Re: Hello
Date: April 15, 2010 6:03 a.m.
P.S. I miss my best friend too.
So what do you think? The story is completely written, so I will be able to post regularly. Since the chapters are pretty short, I'll update twice a week. I hope you all enjoy this little story! :)