She left? No... she wouldn't leave. This was just a fight we had. She didn't take any of her clothes or possessions. How could she leave without anything. I wrapped a towel around my waist after Rosalie left and walked into our bedroom. Peter was sitting on the bed and I snarled at him.
"Woah, Major. Everything is not as it seems. Relax." He said, which confused me. Not as it seemed?
"Well it sure seems like my fiance left me!" I shouted at him, reaching my dresser and pulling some clothes on.
"Yes but not to the place you think." Peter said, standing up.
"Well then where the hell is she! Last I knew I told her to run off to Italy with her goddamn ex!" I yelled, pacing around the room wondering where she could have gone.
"She wanted to be alone. All I know is that she is still close by. The others think she left, are upset, and aren't looking into it but she is still here. She didn't go to Italy like everyone believes. Just calm down and think. Where would she go if she wanted to be left alone?" Peter asked and I stared at him with a dumbfounded expression on my face.
"Her cabin." I answered after a second. She was only at her cabin! She hadn't left me, she hadn't went into Demetri's arms again. I let out a long breath I hadn't known I was holding and stopped pacing. Thank God.
"See? Feel better? She isn't far. Char and me are going home to Texas now that Maria is gone. If you need us you know we are only a phone call or visit away," Peter said, heading toward the door. "We expect a visit soon, Major."
I nodded at him and sat down on the bed with my head in my hands. I felt so relieved that she hadn't left me. My brow furrowed. Why had she went to her cabin in the first place? Why didn't she come here? I shook my head slowly.
I knew that the love Demetri and Bella had was not that of a lover's status, it was platonic. The sheer amount of love they had for each other bothered me though. It wasn't equal to that of Bella and my own love but it was close and I was jealous.
It made me think that if Demetri wouldn't have found his mate he would still have Bella. That I never would have found out she was my mate. Their love, however platonic it was now, scared me shit-less.
I had to go find her, we both had apologizing to do. This was going to be a long night.
I can't believe I did that. Why was I so stupid? How could I have let my "I have to help everyone" problem get in the way of my mate? How could I let Demetri comfort me when he was the only one who was supposed to? I was a horrible mate.
As I sat in my study sobbing, wishing for tears that would never come, I went through all the ways I could make it up to him. The Volturi were still here and I wanted nothing more than for them to leave. I had felt Jasper's jealousy and hurt when he had seen Demetri comforting me. I knew he could feel that the love was platonic but I knew it scared him. I knew he thought that if Demetri hadn't found Heidi I would still be his. I can't believe I was just now having this epiphany! I was so stupid!
I sat up, ready to go get Jasper and bring him back here and beg his forgiveness, I would grovel if I had to. I had been so horrible to him, I was acting like a two year old for heavens sake!
As I ran through the door I collided with someone and the arms that wove themselves around me made me freeze. He had come and found me instead.
"Bel-" I cut him off. I was going to beg for forgiveness before he shut me out and moved on. I wouldn't blame him but I at least had to try.
"Jasper I am so sorry. I was an idiot. I should have put your needs first. I shouldn't have let him comfort me. I shouldn't have even left your side. I know you needed me more than anything and I was acting like a two year old trying to get her way. I know I messed up and I know that you have every right to be angry. Please forgive me for not being the mate you deserve. Please. Please don't leave me." I was sobbing by the end, holding on to him for dear life.
"Bella, I'm not going to leave you. We are going to talk through this because I can't live without you. I know I shouldn't have gotten angry and demanded things from you like a tyrant but that's just how I am. Seeing you held there like that with Maria in front of you able to kill you in seconds made me scared. I lost my train of thought and I couldn't breathe, even though we don't need to," He pulled my face up so he could look in my eyes. "But seeing you there in his arms broke me. It scares me how much you care for one another. I know you don't love him the way a lover does but Bella I can't help it. I can't stop thinking about how if Demetri had never found Heidi you would still be in Italy, holding him, kissing him, doing everything you do with me. I can't stand the thought of you being with someone else like that. It's too painful."
"I know and I can't believe I didn't realize it before. I should have known and I promise you that nothing will ever come between us. Especially Demetri. I know the way I acted was childish and stupid and I won't let anything like that ever happen again. Call it my last childish tantrum out of the way." I said quietly, relief washing though me that he wasn't going to leave me. I knew I had hurt him and I also knew it was going to take more than words to prove it to him.
"Bella, I know you love me. I also know I'm being a jealous and insecure guy right now but you are an incredible woman and I don't want to lose you ever." Jasper said, clutching me to his chest.
"You're never going to lose me, baby. I promise," I said, letting my love wash over him. I felt him smile against my hair and looked up at him. "Now, what do you need?"
"You." Was all he answered as his lips captured mine.
We made love the rest of the night. I knew he was staking his claim again. Over and over. I knew he was showing me that I was his and his alone. I didn't mind. I let him mark the other side of my neck as we came down from our last session of love making.
"I love you, Major." I said, snuggling into his side and kissing his chest. He purred in response, sated by the knowledge that he was all over me.
"I suppose we should go back to the family." He said quietly.
We got dressed and ran toward the house. I knew he was pleased that I hadn't washed all his hard work away with a shower. I knew he would need his scent all over me for a while. I smiled, I definitely didn't mind!
As we reached the house I heard everyone talking about what had happened and what we were going to do. The Volturi were still here.
"Bella!" Aro greeted, shaking my hand, knowing anything more would be very unwelcome. Jasper's scent was all over me and every vampire knew what that meant.
"Hey, everyone." I said as we walked further into the room and listened to the conversations that were going around. Some about school or jobs. I saw Demetri look over and start to make his way over. I also saw how Jasper tensed next to me.
I watched as Demetri caught sight of Bella and make his way over to her. I knew he was worried about her and it irritated me. That was my damn job! He needed to just let her be.
"Bella, are you okay?" He asked quietly, standing a couple feet from her.
Bella smiled at him and I tensed a little more. Again?
"Jasper took great care of me." Was all she said and I immediately smiled down at her. She pulled me closer to her and the tension left my body.
He nodded and went to stand next to Felix. She didn't watch him walk away, didn't even acknowledge he left. She was still looking up at me, sending me her love and happiness. I leaned down and kissed her, reveling in her love. She was truly mine and only mine.
We could now live the rest of our forever together.
-5 Months Later-
"Hold still!" Alice commanded, trying to put the finishing touches on my makeup. I was so nervous and excited that I couldn't sit still. She had already had to start over once and she was getting irritated with me.
"Alice! I'm getting married today." I squeaked out. She rolled her eyes and shook her head. I had already stated this very obvious fact seven times.
Esme and Rosalie came in and they both smiled at me. "Of course you are, honey. Everything is ready, Hanna is just now putting the last of the centerpieces on the table and nearly everyone is here. Bella you are on in 30 minutes." Esme said, her and Rosalie left again to go get everyone situated in the right places and what not.
Alice finished up my makeup and we slid the dress over my head carefully. I was finally ready to look in the mirror and I was nervous. What if I didn't give off the look I wanted too? I wanted to look my very best for Jasper.
I took a deep breath and looked in the mirror. I gasped as I took in my appearance. It was perfect. My hair was going down my back in soft waves and my simple makeup enhanced my face. I had diamond bracelets on each wrist, matching dangling earrings, and a matching necklace that went down into my cleavage. My dress was strapless and had a diamond row under my breasts. The back dipped a little and there was a simple, elegant bow tied in the back. The train only went out about two feet and the overall look was gorgeous.
"Thank you, Alice! Thank you so much." I gushed to her, knowing I would be crying if it were possible. She shushed me and we went over all the details before we left the room to start the ceremony. I knew that Jasper was already at the altar with Emmett and Peter. Carlisle showed up next to me and offered me his arm. "Shall we, my dear?" I nodded silently, knowing my heart would be beating out of my chest if it were still able.
My bridesmaids all walked out in front of me, my maid of honor Char in front. I heard the song begin from the piano and we stepped out into the sunlight of the backyard. Everything was beautiful. The chairs were all white and it was simple with trees surrounding everything. It's simplicity was beautiful to me. Free from difficulty and not hampered down by too many things. Like our love. It was free.
As I reached the opening of the 'isle' I stopped and couldn't help but stare. There at the end was the love of my life. My soon to be husband for the rest of forever. Suddenly I felt the nervousness and fear of doing something stupid lift from my shoulders. My joy and his echoed and bounced between us, making us both smile widely and unabashed.
When Carlisle finally put my hand in his I purred with pleasure. As I stared into his eyes the ceremony went by quickly, finally reaching our vows. We had wanted to write our own, knowing that the traditional vows wouldn't be enough.
"Bella, from the moment I first kissed your lips, I knew you were the one with whom I wanted to share my life. Your beauty, heart, and mind inspire me to be the best person I can be. I promise to love you for eternity, respecting you, honoring you, being faithful to you, and sharing my life with you. You are my everything and there is nothing I want or will ever need more than you. This is my solemn vow." Jasper said, sliding the ring on my finger. I looked up at him with venom in my eyes. I turned and took my ring from Char and she winked at me. I let out a small laugh and turned back to Jasper.
"Major Jasper Whitlock," I began, getting a few chuckles, from Jasper himself as well. "I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our eternity." I finished quietly and with surprisingly shaking fingers, I put the ring on his finger.
"Do you, Jasper Whitlock, take Isabella Swan to be your lawfully wedded wife?" The preacher recited.
"Of course!" Jasper answered, his grip on my hands tightening. I smiled at him.
"Do you, Isabella Swan, take Jasper Whitlock to be your lawfully wedded husband?" The preacher recited with a smile.
"Damn right I do." I answered with a wink to Jasper. He, and most everyone, laughed at my choice of words.
"You may now kiss the bride." The preacher said with a chuckle.
Jasper pulled me close and dipped me backward. His lips found mine quickly and passionately. I heard wolf whistles and "Ow ow's!".
When he pulled me up and the preacher announced, "I now present, Mr and Mrs. Jasper Whitlock!" I laughed and smiled more than I ever have. I was finally all his. The wedding flowed into the reception flawlessly, proof that Alice was indeed a force to be reckoned with.
I looked at Jasper over top of Hanna's head and smiled at him. This was the start of a beautiful existence if I do say so myself.
[A/N]: There is the end. This was my first story so I wasn't really sure what was going to happen but there it is! My stories after this will be longer and better planned but I hoped you like it. Any mistakes you find are my own. I put a picture of Bella's wedding dress on my site along with what the outside would look like and a picture of who Hanna is. I have another Jasper/Bella story out so if you want go check it out. I have that one planned to be much longer than this story. :] Thank you for all the reviews, favorites, and alerts. It meant a lot to me.