I will be posting all my Iron Pen entries here. My plan is to enter as many as my schedule will allow. Therefore the update here will be random.

Payback was my Oct. 2011 Iron Pen Entry. It's not that great but I decided to put it up anyway. I did correct the mistakes so it is not the exact entry. I didn't win, but I had fun participating and plan to enter as many Iron Pens as my schedule will allow. Enjoy.

Iron Pen Secret Ingredient: The following Horror movie quotes.

A boy's best friend is his mother.

Whatever you do, don't fall asleep.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.

My need to engage in homicidal behavior on a massive scale cannot be corrected, but I have no other way to fulfill my needs.

Payback, Jasper style


Midnight Ariel

Evenings were Jasper's favorite time of day. The daily cost of his immortality, high school, had been paid in full. If he was completely honest with himself, he was really just waiting for the appropriate time to take his wife upstairs for a little alone time.

Alice's excitement was bubbling around her, and her husband thrived on her happiness. This was something that everyone in the family knew, and most respected it.

Except one.

One would think Emmett had learned his lesson already. Sadly, he had not.

"Where is it?" Alice flashed up and down the stairs twice before Emmett gave himself away by laughing.

"You mean this, tiny tot?" the biggest Cullen teased.

Jasper felt the first trickle of his mate's ire, and set his book down.

"Why do you have my package, Em?" Alice demanded. "Hand it over."

She lunged for it, but her brother leapt to the second story railing, still holding his prize. "So what if I do have your package, short stack, what's in it?"

"Em..." Jasper warned. Don't you get her upset."

Unwisely ignoring the empath, he waved the package at his sister. "Well?"

"If you must know it's from Paris—the new spring fabric samples. Hand it over!"

"No way!" Emmett bellowed. "I'm having way too much fun."

Jasper had enough. "I warned you, Em. I think it's time for a game of…chicken."

Little Nessie sang out, "Oooo Uncle Em is gonna get it."

With wide eyes, Emmett tried to backpedal. "N-no, it's cool. Sorry, Alice." He jumped down and held out the package. "Here you go."

"Too late," Jasper taunted. He turned to his niece. "What do you say, lil' darlin'?"

The girl squirmed in anticipation. "Yes!"

Emmett whimpered. "What kind of chicken this time?"

After cracking his knuckles for effect Jasper drawled, "Whatever you do, don't fall asleep."

The empath reached out with his gift. After only a second, Emmett began to sob like a baby. "Stop!"

"Wrong answer," Jasper replied. A look of concentration came over him.

Emmett started to shake. He cried out, "I mean it, you jerk! Knock it off!"

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Jasper said darkly. He allowed himself a small chuckled for effect. "You know what I want to hear, bro. Say it."

"Never!" Emmett yelled.

Jasper split his focus and sent his gift to Emmett and Edward. Within seconds they were kissing—hard.

It all became too much for Esme who pulled them apart. "Jasper, I get you're protecting your wife, but really. And in front of Nessie too!"

Unable to resist one more, Jasper smirked. "My need to engage in homicidal behavior on a massive scale cannot be corrected, but I have no other way to fulfill my needs." His eyes shifted to Emmett.

"Aw, crap." Emmett whispered just before he fell down and howled in pain. "Okay, okay, you sick creep! I give!"

"Say it," Jasper demanded. "Loud and clear."

Not unwilling to take his medicine, Emmett walked up to Esme and proudly declared. "A boy's best friend is his mother!" Then he kissed her on the cheek, just to be a ham. "Happy, emo boy?"

"Not yet, but I will be in a minute or two." Then he took his wife by the hand and led her upstairs as the laughter of the family filled the room.

The lesson for Emmett that day was that a ticked off Edward is nothingcompared to a miffed empath who can make you kiss your brother, just because he thinks its funny.

And now you know why Emmett teases Bella.