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Chapter 6


I looked around after finishing my first "meal" as a vampire and was pleasantly surprised by how easy it was, and how much I enjoyed it. A mountain lion may not have been as delectable as a juicy prime rib had been to me as a human, but I could liken it to a nice burger; very good and satisfying, but not the best thing around. I couldn't believe, either, how easy and natural it had been to hunt down a mountain lion; it was like I had been doing it for years and I didn't even tear my clothes to shreds. I was pondering how much Alice would giggle if she knew that I'd spared even a moment's thought to my clothing when I was distracted by the sound of someone breathing nearby.

I looked up to be greeted by the sexiest sight I had ever seen in my 18 years; Jasper Whitlock was leaning casually against a tree in rugged jeans and cowboy boots, smoking a cigarette. I vaguely remembered someone mentioning during my change the demise of Jasper Hale and the apparent reemergence of Jasper Whitlock. I wasn't entirely sure what that meant, but I understood what they were talking about. Gone was the preppy boy I'd come to know over the past year, standing in front of me was the finest specimen of man I had ever seen, and he was certainly all man, not one ounce of boyishness in him. And damn did I want him badly. I'd had enough pussyfooting around for the past year, denying what I wanted and being afraid of what I wanted. I was bound and determined to turn over a new leaf with all of my recent realizations and I was going after what I wanted this time.

Before I'd even consciously decided, I found myself stalking toward Jasper until I was standing right before him with my hands on his shoulders. He had a look of surprise on his face and appeared to be warring with himself over something, but I once again gave over to my instincts, pushed him into the tree and began attacking his mouth. He responded immediately, moaning into my mouth and wrapping his arms around me to pull me tighter to him. For the first time in my life, I could feel the effect I had on a man pressing into my abdomen and it fuelled my fire and need for him even more. I had to taste Jasper, so I licked his bottom lip, begging for entry to what I knew would taste like heaven. That's when Jasper broke away from my mouth, gasping.

"Bella, no" he tried to say with heaving breaths. "Not like this, we should talk first."

I growled in response "don't wanna talk. Done talking," and I began my attack with renewed fervor. I moved my lips down to his jaw slowly working my way down his neck before latching on to the spot that's not quite neck and no longer shoulder. I could feel Jasper groan more than I heard him, and I felt his resolve weakening, but he was suddenly pushing me away again and walking away to put some distance between us.

"Darlin', please, there's so much that we need to talk about before this happens. So much has changed in such a short time, I don't want to take advantage of you."

I started growling at him lowly, but he kept talking. "It's not that I don't want you darlin', Lord knows I do. Watchin' you hunt back then was fuckin' the sexiest thing I've ever seen. You deserve better than this for your first time and you are testin' my resolve like you wouldn't believe." He tried to walk away from me, back the way we had come from, but I wasn't having that, I was done having people tell me what I should want or deciding what I deserved. Fuck that, I knew what I wanted and damnit, I was going to get it. I sprang after him and tackled him to the ground. Jasper rolled over with a look of shock and something else on his face, but I wasn't paying attention to that, I grabbed his arms and pinned them to the ground next to his head using every ounce of my newborn strength.

"Who the fuck do you think you are Jasper Whitlock," I growled right in his face. "I have had enough of other people deciding what I should have in life and what I should want, well fuck that. You say we need to talk, well I've already decided that I've had enough of a man-child who's too afraid to even get all the way to first base telling me what I should do. I also have enough brain cells in my head to realize that you and Alice are done, otherwise she would be here and you wouldn't have called her a fucking prissy-assed pixie. I can feel that you want me as much as I want you," and I ground my throbbing core into the rock hard bulge in his jeans to emphasize my point. At his groan, I continued talking "I figure the rest of the details can wait until later. Now, I appreciate what you are trying to do here, being respectful and all, but believe me when I say that your martyrdom is completely unnecessary. So the only question left is when you're going to stop fighting me and yourself and take what we both so clearly want, Cowboy?"

The second I stopped talking, Jasper's mouth was on mine once again with abandon, only this time there was no holding back, he was attacking my mouth with a passion that I didn't know was possible. When I felt his tongue running over my bottom lip I immediately allowed him entrance and, I was right, he tasted like absolute heaven. I moaned into his mouth and loosened my grip on his hands, that was apparently all he needed, because before I could even register what was happening, I found myself on my back, sprawled beneath Jasper, who was black eyed with lust and was now pinning my hands to the ground beside my head with a wicked smirk on his face.

"I don't know what you're used to with Emoward, Darlin', but if you want a man, you've got one. Believe me, when I'm done, you won't be comparing me to the man-child, you'll be screamin' my name in ecstasy."

I had a witty comeback on the tip of my tongue, but when I opened my mouth, all that came out was a loud moan as Jasper ran his tongue from my collar bone, up my neck and to my earlobe. And he proceeded to show me exactly how amazing an experienced and talented man can make a woman's body feel. He was right about more than one thing, I screamed his name in the throes of passion many times over that night.

A/N: Sorry I took so long on the update. The end of summer brought about a brand new full time job and a new semester, so time has been limited. I'll try to update when I can. Thanks for all of the great reviews though, you guys make me want to keep writing.