Bella POV Outtake - The Jake incident of '99
As I sit here at my brother's wedding reception, I can't help but think back to a different time. A time when we hated the sight of each other.
In the fall of my sophomore year, I was about to turn sixteen and Jasper was seventeen and a junior at the time. I asked my dad if I could go on my first date with a boy from school, Jacob Black. He was the first boy to give me the time of day since my dad was the Chief of police and all. I couldn't believe dad said I could go.
I never knew Jasper had a major crush on him; I mean he had only come out of the closet a few months before the incident. When Jasper found out, we had a knockdown drag out bitch fight in the middle of the living room.
"Is it true Bella, are you going out with Jake?"
"Yes, why?" I asked him.
"He's mine, you're not going out with him," he stated like it was fact.
"Yes I am! He asked and dad said I could. Back off, Jasper," I said as I pushed him.
"No, you're not!" he yelled back as he grabbed me by my hair and pulled. At this point no more works were spoken, I just scratched at any skin that would come in contact with my nails.
"That's enough!" Dad screamed and grabbed each of us by the backs of our shirts. After we calmed down a bit he sent us both to our rooms.
Needless to say, we were both grounded. I did end up going on a date with Jake a few weeks later and he was a total asshole and we never went out again. Jasper and I never talk about it; we just agree to disagree on the sexual orientation of Jacob Black. However, my dad likes to bring it up to embarrass us.
I'm glad my brother finally found someone to treat him the way he deserves.