Jasper was pleasantly surprised, -though he wouldn't admit it- at the emotions that seemed to roll off of Adele in waves; anger, curiosity, fear and disbelief. He was even more surprised that she had the audacity to jab a finger into his marble like chest.
"I am afraid I do not know what you mean," he added in a casual shrug.
"Don't play games with me!" she yelled before grasping her head in pain.
"Adele?" Jasper asked cautiously.
"I-I'm fine," she whimpered. Her eyelids fluttered slightly and she braced a hand against the wall.
Before Adele could offer Jasper a reply, the pain in her head increased and she slumped towards the floor, only to be caught by him at the last minute.
"Adele!" he brushed the hair from her face as Bella rushed over to them.
"What happened?" Bella demanded.
"How should I know?" Jasper hissed at the human before picking Adele up, her hair swayed from side to side as he hurried down the corridor.
Adele's eyes snapped open to find the familiar figure of her grandmother sitting on the porch swing outside her old house.
"Nana?" she questioned. "What's going on?"
"You're unconscious," her grandmother replied and patted the empty space beside her. "Come, take a seat."
"Why are you here?" She hesitantly took the offered seat.
"Am I not allowed to visit my favourite granddaughter?" Marie smiled.
"Of course- wait, I'm your favourite?" Adele grinned.
"Don't tell Bella," she ordered.
"I won't," Adele smiled. "But seriously, what are you doing here?"
"I came to tell you that not everything is as it seems," Marie paused, contemplating her next words. "Adele, everything you thought you knew is wrong. Reality has been buried in myth and legend. You must keep an open mind if you wish to protect everything you hold dear."
"What do you mean?" Adele furrowed her brows. She moved closer to her gran, curiosity peaked. "What reality?"
"I-I have said too much, I am afraid I cannot tell you any more."
"Nana!" Adele shouted as her grandmother began to fade into nothing.
"Remember, everything is not as it seems." Marie reached out to stroke Adele's cheek.
"Nana!" Adele screamed as she shot up.
"Adele!" Bella steady her sister as she swayed from her slumped position on the hospital bed.
"I-I saw her!" she whimpered, pulling her twin into an embrace.
"You saw who?" Bella raised an eyebrow as Adele's grip tightened around her neck.
"I saw nana," she whispered into her shoulder.
"Adele, gran's dead."
"I know, but she was there in my dreams." Adele pulled back and glanced around the room.
"You're in the hospital," Bella stated, seeing her sister's perplexed look.
"Why am I still in the hospital?" she demanded and hissed when the drip tugged at her arm.
"Dr Cullen said you overdid it when you yelled at Jasper, you have to stay here for a week."
"I have to stay here for an entire week, in this dreary, boring, old room with a needle stuck in my arm?" she asked slowly.
"Um, yes?" Bella made it sound like a question. "I'll get you some coffee!"
"Bella!" Adele yelled as her twin rushed out the door. "Don't you dare leave me here!"
In the time Bella had been gone from her sister's room, Adele had quickly grown bored and was currently building a fort out of blankets, pillows and duvets. She had also removed the IV from her arm and dumped it on the bed, putting pressure on the needle mark until it stopped bleeding. A sharp knock on the door caused Adele to peek out from beside the bed.
"What are you doing?" She turned to face the figure in the doorway. Jasper stared back at her with a wide smirk on his smooth face.
"You are not Bella." She narrowed her eyes.
"No, I clearly am not," he replied. "But you didn't answer my question."
"If you must know, I am building a fort." She turned back to her creation.
"You are childish, aren't you?"
"Yeah, I am and I might just go and live in Neverland with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell," Adele replied before sighing. "Why are you here, Jasper?"
"I wished to see how you were, I am the one who caught you when you fell after all," Jasper replied.
"Y-you did?" She flushed deeply as she glanced at him.
"I did," he confirmed, a light smirk on his face.
"Hey Adele, I brought y-" Bella trailed off as she caught sight of Jasper.
"Thank you!" Adele cheered and grabbed the coffee cup. "You are my hero!"
"I'll leave you guys to it," she answered awkwardly and hurried out the door.
"Bella!" Adele called a moment too late.
"You and your sister seem very close," Jasper noted as he took the seat next to the bed.
Adele nodded and sipped at her coffee as she curled into a ball in her collapsing fort. Jasper rolled his eyes and placed his hand on the arm of the chair as he studied the brown haired girl.
"Take a picture, it'll last longer," she called without looking up at him.
"What makes you think I would waste my time doing that?" he questioned before mentally scolding himself for being rude to a woman.
"Because I am fabulous!" she giggled, taking no notice of his previous words.
"That you are," he whispered.
"What did you say?" she questioned.
"Nothing," he shook his head. "I said nothing."
Adele frowned and shrugged casually before downing the rest of the coffee and rolling onto her back. She drifted off to sleep, comforted by the presence of the one who saved her life.