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Now I know how it feels to be the happiest man in the world!
"Ungh… ahhhh… Ja.. ahhh.. there right there…"
"Does that feel good, sweetheart? You like my fingers here?"
"Oh God yes!"
"How 'bout I enter you now?"
So I did.
"Ahhhh… so good.."
"Of course, sweetheart..."
Ahhhhh… sooo fucking good…
"I'm coming… don't stop…"
In. Out. In. Out. In. Out. In…
"Ahhhh! Oh God!"
"I love you, fiance…"
"Mah… she's the woman that I will marry. I already asked her and she said yes."
"I didn't buy a ring… you said you will give me yours when I found the woman that I will give it to."
"I love her, grandma."
"Jasper… I love you but…"
"What's the matter, Mah? You still haven't forgiven her? Well, I have and I love her!"
Tears falling from her eyes. "I'm sorry, Jasper…."
It's a NO then. I guess I'm buying the ring.
"It's alright, Pops. It's not like I don't have the money to buy her a ring. I just thought…"
"You have to understand. Your grandma loves you so much and what happened caused her so much pain, too. We were there, remember? When she cheated on you, we saw how much pain it caused you."
"But I'm okay now! Can't you see how much happiness she brings me?"
"Happiness? What happiness?"
"No, John. He needs to hear this! What happiness are you talking about, Jasper? I don't see it. Your Pops don't see it. Your mom and dad pretend it's there. Your sister is friends with her so I guess she pretends, too. It's not there, son!"
"What are you talking about?"
"Your eyes, Jas… it doesn't show it. You're all smiles and laughter but there's fear in your eyes. You're marrying her because you're afraid that she'll leave you! No one should marry out of fear!"
Seething… My Mah is seething with anger.
"Mah… I love her and I will marry her." I told her with finality on my voice.
"Oh thank God! I thought you're going to give me your grandma's ring!"
"No. Of course not. I think you deserve to choose your own ring."
"I think you're right!"
Giggles. Bouncing towards Cartier on 5th Avenue. More giggles.
"That one! I want that ring!"
"What size would you need, ma'am?"
"Perfect. That's the size we have."
Giggle. "I guess it's meant to be then, huh? What do you think, Jazzy?"
Big rock. Huge. Too much.
"Looks great, sweetheart."
"Should I wrap it up for you, Mr. Whitlock-Cullen?"
"No! I will wear it now, thank you."
"You want me to kneel here, Alice?"
Giggles. "Silly, boy! You're already my fiancé! Just put it on me!"
And I did.
We're engaged. Finally! Now everyone will know that she's mine.
"You sure know how to get what you want, Boss! I can't believe you proposed to Alice so soon."
"Em, we've been together since college. And cut it out with the 'boss' bullshit. I'm talking to you as my friends."
"But you just got back together six months ago."
"And what does that have to do with our engagement, E?"
"I think what Edward's trying to say is... it's a little too soon. I mean... with everything that happened and all…"
"God! Are you guys against Alice, too?"
"Good. I will marry her and that's that."
Sighs. Deep sighs.
"We're just looking out for you, man. We don't want you to rush this just because you want to tie her up to you. We all know marriage is not enough reason for someone not to… you know."
Edward sure knows that. His divorce was finalized a year and a half ago. Marrying right off of high school just to piss your parents off is the most stupid thing our boy here did. But marrying a girl he doesn't love is the smartest thing he did. Jessica's deceit didn't affect Edward at all. He welcomed it with open arms and took it as an opportunity to cut loose from her.
"E… don't you dare compare my relationship with Alice with yours and Jessica! I love Alice and she loves me! What happened was a mistake! It happened once and she has been showing me how sorry she was ever since!"
"We know that. And we saw how much sorry she was but…"
"I guess it's time for you guys to get back to work."
"Got it boss," Em said emphasizing the "boss"...
"Guess 'friend' time is over," Edward mumbled walking out of my office.
What do they expect? Hmph!
"Oh my gosh! I can't believe we're going to be sisters, Ally!"
"Oh don't I know it, Rose! Be my maid of honor?"
Squeal. Ouch! I think my eardrum just bursts!
"Yes! Yes! Yes!"
"Welcome to the family, Alice. I'm so happy for both of you."
"Thank you, Esme. Will you help me prepare it?"
"Of course. Just let me know what you need."
"Thanks for doing this, mom."
"Oh, Jasper, darling it's my honor!"
Hugs. Then I felt someone clap my back.
"Thanks, dad! "
Smiles. Wedding talks. More smiles.
Finally. Someone who loved our good news.
"Jazzy… I'm working late tonight. I'll go back to my apartment, okay?"
"Are you sure you don't want me to pick you up?"
"No need. You need your rest. Your agency's going to be very busy tomorrow. With all those new recruits and all."
"Oh don't I know it! Wish I could just leave Em and Edward to handle them…"
"You need to be there. You're the boss. And besides, the General will be there, too, right? You can't let leave him there, the recruits won't make it out alive."
I chuckled, "Yeah, you're right! Pops is pretty scary…"
"Pretty scary? Are you serious? He's horrifying!"
Laughter. I love this girl.
"Good morning, Mr. Whitlock-Cullen!"
"The General is waiting for you in his office. He wants you to go there the moment you step off the elevator. Um… his words not mine."
Walking. Walking. Walking. Damn! Our floor is pretty huge.
"Pops, you want to see me?"
"How are you holding up, son?"
"If we're talking about what happened last week, I'm not happy about it but I'm good."
"I see. I guess… I want to apo…"
"Let's not talk about it, Pops. You know I love Mah. I won't let that encounter ruin our relationship."
"You were really worried about that?"
"I was. She hasn't stopped brooding since you left."
"I will give her a call."
"That would be nice. You're a good grandson, Jasper."
"Of course I am! I'm a Whitlock. Remember?"
He chuckled, "Yes, that you are! So never remove that from your name."
"Call our Accountant and Marketing head in my office. I want to discuss future plans for GWGS."
"What's up your sleeves, old man?"
"Expansion," he said with a huge grin on his face.
So I called Emmett and Edward to join us.
Five weeks since the proposal and still no talk about the wedding. Wonder what's keeping the girls from planning it? I want Alice and I married soon. Oh well. What do I know? May be they're having secret meetings. Good for me.
Alice is working late again. This is starting to be an every day, or should I say every night thing. She barely stays in my apartment anymore. I asked her to move in with me the week after I proposed but she refused. She said she is working on a big project and all her stuff is where she needed them to be. She sleeps over twice a week and stay all weekend instead. I acquiesced. But it's not happening anymore. Heck, she only slept here twice last week and not at all over the weekend!
My paranoia is kicking in.
"Alice, let's do lunch today. I'll pick you up from your office."
"I can't, Jazzy… I have a lunch meeting."
"But I miss you, sweetheart. Dinner?"
"Sorry, honey, but I have to prepare for a presentation for tomorrow."
"Yes… umm… I'm a little busy, okay?"
"A little? Are you kidding me? I barely see you!"
"Are you seeing someone else? Again?"
"Answer me damn it!"
"That's a low blow, Jasper Cullen! I am working my ass here so don't accuse me of cheating! Damn you!"
Relief. But seething.
"You're shutting me out, Alice! You don't talk to me anymore. I don't even know anything about your new projects!"
"Jazzy… please let me finish my work. Let's talk later okay?"
She hung up on me. That's a first.
Later hasn't come until the end of the week. Alice invited me to her apartment.
That's where I am now. Standing inside her almost empty apartment. Suitcases by the door.
"What's going on here, Al? You moving or something?"
Tears. Damn! She's crying.
"Jazzy… please sit down."
"I think I'd rather stand."
Silence. More tears.
"Talk to me damn it!"
"Fine! I'm moving to London!"
What? Did she just say she's moving to London? What the fuck?
Breathe. Calm. I feel so calm. Why?
"These past few months I've been submitting my designs to a private company in London. They have been able to sell a few of my designs to major clothing brands these past weeks and now they want me to exclusively work for them. This is a good start for me, Jasper. This will take me one step closer in achieving my dream. I can have my own brand someday."
I got nothing to say.
"I don't want to be a stylist or a personal shopper forever, Ja…"
I cut her off, "You don't have to be! You're marrying me, remember? Or have you forgotten? We are fucking engage, Alice! You can't make decisions like this without telling me! You should've told me!"
"I don't know how. I was going to but time was running out and I…"
"So what? You thought 'Fuck Jasper! He's not important anyway!' Is that it, huh?"
"No! I'm so sorry! I love you! I do! But I need to do this for me. I need this. Please, Jasper, please understand."
"I can't! How will I understand this? You're all pack and ready to leave me! Again!"
Sobbing. She's sobbing now. More tears.
And I don't give a shit.
"Please let me do this, Jazzy. Please wait for me."
"Are you kidding me? You want me to wait for you! So what? You're going back when everything doesn't work out for you there then apologize a million times and prove to me that you love me? Just like the last time you left me?"
"Why do you keep on bringing that up?"
"Because it's that all over again! Only this time, you're leaving me for your fucking dream and not for a man! Fuck! I even told everyone that it was a one time thing, your affair with that asshole, James! They never found out that you had an actual relationship with that shit! Know why? Because I don't want them to think any less of you!"
"Your grandparents does anyway!" she shouted.
"Well, looks like old people are really wiser then! Fuck! You've been using me, aren't you? You don't really love me. You only see me as your rebound guy!"
"No! I love you. I really do!"
"Love? Fuck! What do you know about love? You only love yourself! Why did you even agree to marry me if you knew you were leaving?"
"I didn't know. I just found out a month ago…"
"And you didn't say anything? All those times, when you said you were working late or finishing up a presentation, was only an excuse to pack?"
Furious. That's what I feel right now. Fucking raging furious!
"Shit! This is the reason why you always avoid my coming to your apartment, isn't it? Fuck! I should've known!"
I am such an asshole!
"Jasper! Wait please! Let's not part like this. Please…"
"What? You want me to throw a going away party for you?"
"Please, Jazzy… wait for me."
"Fuck that! Goodbye, Alice!"
So I left. I won't even bother knowing when she'll leave or if she will. I need to get away from here. Away from everyone. I don't want to hear a bunch of "I told you so" and disappointment.
I need a break. A long one.
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