A/N: Not safe for work, or anywhere there may be small children looking over your shoulder. Just sayin'. ;)

Traveller approved. Jasper could sense it. He twisted his head to look behind him and sure enough, Traveller was nodding at him with a look that just screamed 'About time, stud!' Bella hadn't replied yet, so it may be a case of putting the cart before the horse, as the saying goes.

Bella's eyes followed Jasper's gaze as she shakily stood. "Inside the tent. I don't want the horses watching."

"I agree." Those horses were just a little too intelligent. Jasper stayed outside for just a moment, carefully warming his hands by the fire. Hopefully the effect would be akin to a hot stone massage.

Jasper then followed Bella into the tiny enclosure, and he wasn't positive if the nervousness he felt was from Bella or himself. For a moment that thought irritated him; that was the exact thing he was trying to avoid when he'd left the Cullens, but he shook it off. Bella was worth it.

Especially when she turned her back to him, looked over her shoulder to lock gazes with him, and started to strip.

First came her jersey shirt. She had the most glorious back, smooth and long, with just the faintest hint of backbone showing. He couldn't wait to run his fingers along it, and hopefully his lips. He prayed to whatever deity would listen that she took off the bra too, and when she did, he thanked them and promised to worship her body in their honor.

Next came her jeans, which had obviously been designed for hiking and not showing off her assets, because they served no justice to the shape that emerged as she bent over to step out of them. She had such wonderful curves. She'd probably gained 15 pounds since he knew her before, and in all the right places, such as the resplendent ass currently covered in translucent red silk panties. She left them on when she laid belly down on the sleeping bag.

That simply would not do.

Jasper kicked off his hiking boots and took off his belt so he could get close to her without it scratching her. Then, straddling her perfect ass, he pulled a small bottle of lavender oil out of his pocket (not that he'd planned it or anything) and began her massage.

"You're hands are so warm," Bella mumbled as though it were something wondrous.


"Mmm… feels so good…" Jasper bent down, pressing his hard length against her through his jeans as he whispered in her ear.

"You have no idea what it does to me when you say things like that."

"Nnnngh… don't stop…" Jasper thrust his hips against her gently in response.

"Oh, Sunshine, the things I'm gonna do to you." Jasper returned to his massage, now working on her lower back, quite pleased that she seemed incapable of proper speech. He worked each muscle until he felt the pop as every kink released.

"Time for these to come off." Jasper snapped the sides of her silk panties before tapping her hips, prompting her to lift them ever so slightly so he could slide them down her voluptuous legs. He could have just ripped them off, he supposed, but he didn't imagine she brought too many spare pairs, and it wasn't as though there was a Victoria's Secret or La Perla nearby. Although the idea of Bella going commando definitely had appeal…

The red fabric in his hand distracted him for a moment, made him think of something. "Bella, are you pure?"

Bella turned her head and opened one eye. "You mean am I a virgin? No, I'm not. Does that bother you?"

"No. I mean, obviously I'm not either, I just wanted to be prepared if there was a possibility of… bleeding."

"Mmm… No worries." She closed her eye again, a serene smile on her face.

Jasper went back to his massage, thoroughly working her gluts before slowly traveling down her thighs, loving how she squirmed every time he caressed her inner thighs, taking his fingers to within millimeters of where she obviously wanted them without ever going there. He tickled the backs of her knees, stroked her calves, then massaged her ankles and feet to the very tips of her toes. He moved back up and paid some attention to her arms and hands, making sure not one centimeter of her that he could reach had gone untouched before rolling her over and taking in her glory for the first time.

She was sheer perfection. Not the hard lines of Maria, or the childlike features of Alice. Bella was all woman, not too much without ever being not enough.

"Please Bella, may I make love to you? Now?" Bella responded by wrapping her arms around his neck and tugging. Her intense relaxation and lust danced around him in equal measure. He needed no further confirmation, throwing off his clothes and lowering himself onto her carefully. As promised, he worshipped her, first with long, deep kisses. Then caresses and strokes and gentle tugs on her tiny pink nipples, his lips following the path his fingers left. He worked his way down her stomach, pausing to swirl his tongue in her belly button before heading to his ultimate destination. He couldn't ignore her increasing nervousness though.

He rested his chin on her pelvic bone and looked up at her. "What's wrong?"

"It's just that I've never had a guy... down there." She whispered the last two words and Jasper found this sudden bout of shyness endearing, if a bit out of character for her.

"Well then, you're in for a treat. Lay back and relax, Sunshine. Let Jasper take good care of you." He didn't wait to see if she followed his instruction before spreading her legs wider and dipping his tongue into her center. She was so soft here, and hotter it seemed than the fire had been. He could almost feel the blood rushing through her swollen flesh as it quivered. She tasted nothing like he'd expected and he couldn't get enough.

Jasper focused on her clit while sliding one finger into her. She may not have been a virgin, but damn she was tight. He slid a second finger in, curled them in and began massaging her on the inside. It didn't take long before she exploded around him. With a self-satisfied smirk, Jasper crawled up Bella's body and began kissing the underside of her jaw.

"You were right about the venom," she whispered breathlessly. "Tingly." Jasper chuckled at that. He placed a gentle kiss on her lips as he slid his hand down her side, grasping her hip to guide himself into her. They gasped together at the sensation of being joined. She was wrapped so snuggly around him. He'd never felt anything like it – they fit together like a hand in glove.

Jasper took long, slow strokes as they stared into each other's eyes. Bella's hand rested on his cheek, her thumb stroking his cheekbone. It was so much more intimate than anything he'd ever experienced. This wasn't sex. This was more, so much more. He felt like he should say something, but he wasn't sure what, and he didn't want to take a chance of breaking the spell. Instead he kissed her palm and bent his head down, putting his cheek next to hers and wrapping his arms around her back, needing her to be closer still.

Bella wrapped her arms around his back, her palms cupping his shoulder blades, and he could feel her squeezing around his length. With one final stroke, he seated himself deep within her as they released together.

Once her breathing had returned to something close to normal and her heart rate had slowed down a bit, Jasper rolled them over and a half-asleep Bella snuggled happily into his side, kissing the nape of his neck before drifting off to dreamland. Jasper closed his eyes, letting the feelings of her sleepiness wash over him, relaxing him. If he'd thought his newfound life was perfect, he was wrong. Perfection was here, in this moment, and he was going to treasure it for as long as it lasted.

A/N: I've had a lot of requests to repost Edward's Release lately. I pulled it to avoid attention during the witch hunts over stories with mature themes. I will try and repost it later this week for you. When I do, please show it some love. When I took it down, it had 750 reviews for three chapters. It would make me a little sad to see it on there with 2 reviews. (Yes, JaspersDestiny, I'm a review whore lol. I'm looking into 12 step programs for it).