Disclaimer: I don't own a bit of this.

Author's Note: These twenty-five flash fics will not be related in any way other than that they borrow Twilight characters from Stephenie Meyer. There's no AH, AU stuff here, really. Okay, maybe a little AU. But it's all going to be canon-ish couples and, most importantly, vampires and werewolves and humans... oh my!

I hope you like it!

The Twilight Twenty-Five

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Prompt: #1

Pen Name: idealskeptic

Pairing/Character(s): Nessie/Jacob

Rating: T

Word Count: 351

Photo prompts can be found here:

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~~Road Trip Romance~~

You wouldn't think that the backseat of a 1990 Volkswagen Rabbit would be comfortable for an extra-large shape shifter boy and his half-vampire girlfriend.

It's very comfortable.

That's what I decide as I curl up on the seat and Jacob wedges himself behind me. I don't actually need to be warm, or warmed up, but I like his body heat very much. When he produces an afghan from somewhere and drapes it over us, I'm officially in heaven.

Mom and Dad said we were crazy when we announced that we were driving from Maine to Forks to visit Grandpa Charlie and Billy and that we didn't intend to stay in any hotels along the way.

We may be crazy, but we're having fun.

No regrets and all that jazz.

"Ignore it," Jake mumbles against my back as my phone rings in the front seat. "It's your parents. Again."

"Okay, Alice," I tease, "but you know I can only ignore it once."

He shifts behind me and yawns. "Alice will see Charlie not frantic when we don't show up. She'll see us when your parents come move us in to UW. They worry too much."

I laugh and pull up the corner of the blanket to use as a pillow. "They love me. And they tolerate you."

He snorts and wraps an arm around my waist. "They should try a different word that starts with T, like trust."

"Does your dad totally trust Paul and Solomon to take care of your sisters?"

"Probably not, but you're not like my sisters. They don't really give a crap if he trusts Paul and Solomon. You, on the other hand, do your best never to disappoint your father."

"Got a problem with that, buddy boy?" I give a little snarl to make my point and he tickles my ribs in response.

He leans up just long enough to kiss my temple. "Go to sleep, half-human, before your father comes and kicks my tail into next week for keeping you awake."

I close my eyes and exhale deeply. "I love you, Jake."

"Love you too, Ness."