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Bella's 18th birthday party from Jasper's point of view.... ON HIATUS....

Disclaimer: The characters aren't mine, and neither are the books, Twilight and New Moon. They are the property of Stephenie Meyer. Some of the dialogue will seem familiar and a few lines due to the fact that I borrowed it from Chapter 1 of New Moon. Well this is my first fan fiction, ever, so be brutal if you must. Criticism is always welcome. In some ways it was hard to write from Jasper's POV because you don't really see much of him, especially in New Moon. I'm not sure if this will be a one-shot or not, I think it might. Though you can help me decide if you like....

2. Arguments and Resolutions

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We sat there all night, silent and still, until we saw the light of day. I felt Alice stiffen next to me and saw that her eyes were far away. “Alice, what do you see?” I asked her as she came out of it. She turned to look at me, and I could see the horror in her eyes, feel the sorrow inside her. “NO!” she yelled and began sobbing tearlessly into my chest. That was when Edward came home.

I took in his appearance and emotions. “Last night as I watched Bella sleep, I was thinking,” he told us. Oh no. That’s not a good sign. Suddenly Alice jumped out of my arms and glared at him. “You can’t do this Edward, it’s not right!” He looked at her sadly. “Alice it’s the only way. Bella needs peace, and I’m not the one to give it to her.” No! He couldn’t, he wouldn’t! I shook my head numbly, and he looked at me. “She needs to lead a human life, away from the dangers we bring near her, I bring near her.” He would.

“You’re leaving her, aren’t you, Edward?” Esme asked silently. He looked us all over and nodded grimly, but his resolve was set. “Yes.”

“No! How can you say that? How can you think it?” Emmett raged. “Edward you love her, and she loves you. Don’t be stupid!” Edward shot an angry glance at Emmett but Alice stepped in before he could say anything. “Do you have any idea what this will do to you? To her! She loves you Edward. She’s been telling you that for months. She doesn’t want anyone else but you!”

“She’s human,” he told us, “she’ll grieve for a few weeks and then move on. She’ll find happiness with someone else,” he winced, “and they can give her everything I couldn’t.” This was all too much, and all because of me. “And this isn’t your fault Jasper, so don’t blame yourself. If anything last night was good for bringing me back to reality. Every moment she spends with me she’s in danger. This is the only way. Like I said, she’ll move on quickly.” It was time I said something, he wasn’t making any sense.

“Edward, do you even hear what you’re saying? She loves you, only you! If you do this it will destroy her. Every time I’m around her and you’re near I can feel how much she loves you. It’s not some fickle teenage love, but real true love that you only experience once. She’s happy around you, Edward. Don’t do this,” I pleaded with him. “Don’t make this the end of both of your lives.” Alice nodded, “He’s right, Edward. You know what Bella is like, better than any of us. Do you really think she’s just going to let you go? That she is going to smile and wave you off and then skip merrily back into her house and wait for someone else to come into her life to love her? If anything Edward, what they’re going to find are pieces of her. She’s fragile, but not just physically. If anything, her heart is more breakable than any other part of her.”

Everyone was silent. I looked at Carlisle to see if he would step in. He was holding Esme as she cried silently in his arms. “Edward don’t be ridiculous! Don’t you see what’s happening? This isn’t going to only affect you and Bella, but the rest of us as well!” I told him.

“Just change her and you won’t have to worry about getting her killed anymore. Either you do it Edward, or I will,” Emmett snarled. “I won’t let you hurt this family, and that’s what Bella is, she’s family. None of us want to see her broken when you tell her it’s the end.” Edward clenched his jaw together. “If you go anywhere near her Emmett, I won’t hesitate to hurt you. Do you understand?” He narrowed his eyes. “And as for seeing her when I tell her we’re leaving, you won’t have to.” Rosalie looked up at his words. “What do you mean, leaving? Just because of some human girl we have to move…again?!”

Alice let out a low growl. “Be quiet, Rosalie,” she warned. Emmett put his hand on Rosalie’s shoulder and whispered something in her ear. She glowered at him but didn’t say anything else. Edward continued as if she hadn’t spoken. “Alice, Jasper, you will leave for Denali today. Emmett and Rosalie will follow tomorrow, and I will come with Carlisle and Esme in a few days.” Finally, Carlisle stepped forward and looked at Edward. “Edward, there has to be another way. If we just sat down and talked about this instead of arguing then I’m sure we could find another alternative. Bella isn’t angry about what happened last night, and it was nothing more than an accident.”

Please Edward, I thought, don’t do this. You’ll regret it if you do. He just shook his head. “No!” he roared. “There is no other way. Don’t make this more difficult then it already is. For Bella’s safety we have to leave, for her happiness. As for last night, it shouldn’t have happened. I should have known, it’s Bella after all. She can’t go five minutes with out injury to herself. And stop pleading with me in your heads! I’ve made up my mind and we have to do this, for Bella…” Alice cut in angrily. “For Bella? You think this is what is right for Bella? Edward, I thought you knew better. You’re supposed to be smart!” she cried. “Don’t make a fool’s mistake, Edward. Please. All of us love you and Bella and we don’t want to see either of you hurt.” I put my arm around her waist as I saw her begin to shake. Her eyes were so sad. As I looked at her, I knew my eyes mirrored her own.

“ENOUGH!” my brother shouted. “I have to get to school and meet Bella in the parking lot. Alice, don’t come to school today. I’ll see you when I come home, before you leave for Denali.” He went upstairs to get changed, all of us staring after him.

“How can he think this is right?” Alice murmured to herself. “It’s not supposed to end like this.” She looked around at all of us. “I don’t think he’ll last long without her. He’ll come back,” she assured us. “I’m certain he will. He isn’t as good at resisting as he thinks.” She turned and began the walk to our room. As she made her way up I heard her mutter, “I wonder how long she’ll last without him.”

If I knew Bella as well as I thought I did, she wouldn’t last at all. She’s going to know that something is wrong. Today would mark the beginning of the end for her. I hope she makes it out of the darkness that Edward will put her in. Even as I thought these words, I knew she wouldn’t.