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Well this is it. The epilogue. I hope you enjoy it.
Thanks to all those that have read and reviewed. And those that requested an expansion on the original one-shot. It wouldn't have happened if it weren't for you. I hope I didn't disappoint with the way I went with it.
There will be a brief pause before I start my five new stories (yes I said five) I'm a glutton. I will be on vacation for a week starting tomorrow. While I'm gone I will try to write a little, but I can't promise anything. If I don't there will probably be a week or two before I post them. What I'm going to do is write one chapter for each and then post all in one day. I think that will be easiest for me to keep them straight.
One will be all vamp after chapter two or three and will be B/J/P.
Two will be vamp/human and B/J.
Two will be all human and B/J. (one of these is a sequel to The Box so if you haven't read it you'll need too)
Hope I see all of you then. Now go read. :)
I paced in front of his door, wringing my hands and biting my lip. It had been two weeks since I'd asked him to leave my house, after he'd confessed his love for me and I didn't know if I should have come or not.
I didn't know if what he said was true or if he'd changed his mind since then or if he even wanted to see me now. He hadn't called once nor had he come over and after just a few days I found I missed him. Hell, I missed him more than I did Edward. Granted I didn't miss Edward at all, the bastard.
After I'd hung up with Esme and Carlisle, since he'd gotten on the phone too, I'd felt justified and happy with my vindictiveness. I'd not thought of Edward once since that day even when he called to yell at me at the beginning of this week. I'd let him say what he needed to say, only so I could hear what his parents had done and then I hung up on him.
The rest of the time I've spent thinking about Jasper. About everything he'd said, the reasons he gave me, and the six months I'd known him. All of that thinking is what brought me here, pacing the hallway of his apartment building for the last ten minutes.
Just knock Bella. All he can do is tell you leave. I thought trying to give myself a pep talk.
Finally after a few more minutes and a couple deep breaths I raised my fist and tapped on the door.
"Coming." I heard just a few seconds before the door opened.
I was taken aback by how he looked; deep shadows were below his eyes like he hadn't slept in days, he wasn't wearing a shirt and I could tell he'd lost weight, his hair was sticking up everywhere, and his shoulders slumped.
With the way he was looking at me I didn't know if it was shock or that I looked close to the same as him.
Many silent moments passed and I finally asked, "Can we talk?"
He nodded and opened the door wider so I could step inside. The first thing I noticed was the many boxes, taped up and stacked against the wall.
"Are you moving?" I asked turning around quickly.
"Yeah, the movers will be here in about three hours and I was going to leave then too."
"Where are you going?"
"Why?" I asked feeling my stomach drop. He couldn't leave now, not when I finally figured out what I wanted.
"I don't have a reason to stay here anymore."
"Oh..." I said looking down and fighting tears.
"Unless I do and I just don't know it yet."
Hope flared inside me and I looked up, meeting his eyes with mine.
He cocked his head to the side and gave me a small smile before he asked, "Do I have a reason to stay?"
Instead of just saying yes I decided to explain first. "I've done a lot of thinking these past two weeks. I realized that being mad at you was stupid because you really didn't deserve it. Edward put you between a rock and a hard place. And I can't honestly say if the roles were reversed that I would have done anything different. I don't think I could have come out and told someone that either." I stopped and took a deep breath before finishing what I had to say. "I also realized how much I missed you, just how big a part you've become in my life, and most important how far I've fallen in love with you."
"Seriously?" He asked as his face lit up in happiness.
I nodded. "If you'll still have me I'm yours."
He was inches from me before I could even finish my sentence. As his lips descended on mine his arms came around me, drawing me tight against him. While our tongues stroked and caressed the other his hands moved from my lower back to my upper thighs.
He kneaded my skin briefly before getting a firm grip and lifting me, my legs locking around his waist immediately. He pulled his mouth from mine and kissed a trail down to my neck as he started to walk us further into the apartment. I couldn't stop a moan from leaving my throat as he nipped at the curve where my shoulder and neck met with his teeth.
We made it to the bedroom and as he kicked the door shut behind him he said, "I'm glad I waited to take the bed down.
"Me too. Right now I wouldn't have been opposed to the couch or floor though." I said just before his mouth covered mine again and I caught the groan my words produced.
He walked us to the end of the bed and set me on my feet. As we continued to kiss our hands quickly helped discard the others clothes. Once we were both naked our hands roamed frantically as her kissing intensified.
We awkwardly climbed onto the bed and up to the top; neither one of us feeling the need to put distance between where our bodies were touching.
I was settled against his pillows with him hovering over me when he finally pulled back and just looked down at me. In that moment I knew I would never have to doubt his love for me and I hoped like hell, as I stared back, that he would never doubt mine.
When he dropped his weight back down on top of me, coming to rest in between my legs our movements became slower. His kisses were just brushes along my jaw, neck, and shoulders. His fingers were light touches along my arms and shoulder blades.
No words were spoken to acknowledge when we were ready, it was like we were in sync when the time came. My legs opened wider as one of his hands swept down to line himself up with my entrance. My hands gripped his shoulders as he slowly pushed forward, my body accepting him without any resistance.
Once his hips were flush with mine his hands came up and took mine from his shoulders, interlocking our fingers together and lifting them above my head.
Using our hands as leverage he slowly started to move, sliding in and out of me at a pace that allowed me to feel every inch of his length. It was complete torture, but one I would gladly take. Each thrusts of his hips added to the tension I could feel growing in my body.
My breathing became heavier as did his and our whispered words were incoherent as we both climbed higher. I could feel my release pulsing through my body, leaving a delicious warmth in it's wake until I finally exploded into blissful oblivion.
Jasper continued to move as I rode out my orgasm until his body went rigid with his own release.
When our bodies finally relaxed Jasper let go of my hands and I wrapped my arms around him, keeping him tight against me. He buried his face in my neck, hot air blowing across my skin with his still labored breaths.
I don't know how long we lay there with our bodies still connected, but eventually his weight became too much and he had to move to the side. He drew me against his chest immediately and I snuggled in as close as I could.
We lay there silently for a few minutes and then with a deep sigh Jasper said, "These last two weeks sucked. I didn't sleep well and I barely ate. I was so afraid I'd never see you again. That you were done with me and could never feel the same way I did. I'm so fucking glad I was wrong."
"I'm really glad I didn't decide to wait until tonight to come over."
"Oh God me too." He said chucking a little.
I smiled against his chest and placed a soft kiss above his heart. "I love you Jasper."
He raised his hand and lifted my chin as he said, "I love you too, Bella."
His lips met mine in a slow sweet kiss.
When we broke apart I asked, "So what happens now?"
"I guess I'm staying. I have reason to now after all."
"Will you miss Texas?"
"I always miss it. It's where I grew up and the heat is better than the rain."
I nodded in understanding and a moment later an idea formed in my head.
I looked at him for only a minute before I asked, "Are there a lot of libraries where you live?"
Confusion settled on his face as he said, "There's a few. Why?"
"I'd need a place to work."
His eyes grew wide with my words and the smile that appeared was almost blinding. "Really?"
I shrugged my shoulders. "It would be a fresh start. We could leave the drama here and we wouldn't have to worry about him bothering us. And I kind of like the heat better than the rain too."
"Are you sure you could just uproot your life though?"
"I'm sure. I don't have any family and the only friends I have are co-workers. I'd need two weeks to work a notice at work, but then I'm free."
Jasper wrapped his arms around me tightly and said, "Then I guess we're both going to Texas."
I grinned wide and hugged him back with all I had.
Again we lapsed into silence. It lasted a little while longer than before, but then Jasper asked, "Has he bothered you since that day?" I had to laugh at his question and he pulled back to see my face. "What?"
"He called me at the beginning of the week to yell at me."
"Mother fucker. I told him to stay the hell away from you. I will kick his sorry-"
I put my hand over his mouth to stop him from going off on a tangent and said, "I kind of expected it."
"Because I got to Esme and Carlisle before he did."
"Oh shit, what did they say?"
"That they suspected it but without solid proof they were hesitant to say anything. I told them all the proof they needed was in his phone because he hadn't been smart enough to delete anything. They were not happy parents by the time I hung up."
"So what did he yell at you about?"
"A lot. Esme and Carlisle paid for his apartment and car. They took both away and made him move back home. It is also against the rules for two interns to be sleeping together. It's only for the fact that Edward is Carlisle's son that he was allowed to stay on as an intern there, but he's on probation. Alice, however, has been transferred."
"Chicago. It was the only hospital that had an opening and would take her, what with her being on probation and all too."
"What else did he say?"
"I don't know. Once I heard all of that I hung up on him and then blocked his number."
Jasper laughed and hugged me before he said, "I guess he got what he deserved. Granted it still doesn't seem like enough."
"No, but knowing he isn't happy and I am kind of makes up the difference." I said, Jasper nodded in agreement as well.
We lay there a little while longer, discussing a few more things. We decided that he would stay in Seattle with me until I'd worked out my notice and the we would drive down to Texas. We also decided that he would go ahead and have the movers take everything today and would call one of his friends to be at his house when they arrived in a few days.
With just ten minutes before the movers were supposed to be at his apartment we finally dragged ourselves out of his bed. As we dressed I glanced over and caught his eye. He gave me a smile and all I could do was sigh in contentment.
Going to Texas with him might have been a spur of the moment decision and to others it might seem like a stupid one, but to me it just felt right. Granted, once I got there I didn't know exactly where I'd live or if I would find a job quickly, but that was okay. It was as I said a fresh start.
And I knew that if I needed anything or had any questions all I had to do was ask.
Well that's it? How was the ending?
I know Bella let Jasper off easy, but really how could she not? He was, as a lot of you said in your reviews, stuck between a rock and a hard place.