CH36

Throughout the night I tried to get away from the girls so I could call Edward, but Alice was being super needy. Every time I reached for my phone she wanted to watch a new movie, or try a new hairstyle. Rose was oblivious to my fidgeting, which I was grateful. I had no idea how I'd try to explain Edward's text if she asked me what was wrong. When the girls fell asleep around midnight I snuck into my bathroom and called Edward.

"What took you so long?" he answered.

"Sorry, Alice's girl's night lasted longer than I expected."

"Do you think you could sneak out?"

As much as I wanted to, I knew it was a bad idea.

"No," I sighed. "If Alice wakes up she's going to want to know what we talked about, and then she's going to grill me about what you might have said about Jasper. I really don't want to deal with that."

Edward just laughed. "Yeah, I don't blame you."

"So what gave you the impression that Jasper was gay?" I asked, cutting to the chase.

Edward paused for a bit before finally answering. "When Emmett and I were helping him take his stuff to his room he was really closed off at first, like he was pissed off for even being here, but when he asked what our last names were he started opening up… like really getting comfortable."

"Edward, stop beating around the bush!" I scolded.

"Emmett and I were about to leave to find you guys when Jasper started playing twenty question about us, like: What's our favorite class so far, Is there a gym where we can all work out together, Where are our rooms… you know, weird stuff like that. And then –" Edward lets out a sigh and stays silent.

"And then what, Edward?" I'll admit, this Jasper kid did seem a little weird, but maybe he's just a little talkative.

"And then he strips naked and starts walking around like Emmett and I weren't even there. Then he looks at us, smiles, and says he'd see us tomorrow before walking into his bathroom."

I sat there stunned, sitting on my bathroom floor, really unsure of what to say.

"Baby?" Edward asks after a few seconds.

"Yeah?" I groaned, rubbing at my forehead.

"What do you think?"

"That Alice now has a gay shopping partner."

Poor Alice. She's been waiting for this kid to show up for months and now she's really going to be depressed. It's been so hard to watch everyone paired off and enjoying themselves and she is stuck all alone in the library for most of the day.

"How are we going to tell Alice?" I finally ask.

"To be honest, I don't think we should say anything."

"What?" I almost shout.

"Bella, until Jasper comes out and says 'I am gay' we're only assuming, and I'm not going to upset my sister over an assumption," Edward said firmly.

"Edward, the kid got naked in front of the two of you, and was only asking question about you and Emmett. Don't you find it weird that he didn't ask one question about who his partner was?"

"Yes, but it's up to him to tell Alice, and not us."

I heard some movement outside the bathroom door and told Edward I'd see him for breakfast. I quickly hid my phone in my bra and flushed the toilet for good measure. I opened the door and nearly jumped out of my skin when I see Rose standing in front of me with her hands on her hips.

By the look on her face I could tell she probably heard some of my conversation with Edward.

"How much did –"

"All of it." She whispered.

I groaned and ran my fingers through my hair. "What do you want to know?"

"Everything," she simply replied.

Well this is going to suck.

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