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A Twist of Fate

Summary:
Jasper is kicked out of the house when the Cullens discover he has cheated on his "vegetarian" diet. What Jasper sees before he leaves is sure to change his and Bella's lives forever. A Jasper/Bella fic.


Notes:
Okay! I know, I know. I've not been good at updating at all. It's been about 4 and a half months actually. I will be deleting those stories, editing them, AND THEN putting them back up. The only other one staying will be We Meet Again. Not to worry though. They will be back. Anywho, this is a Jasper/Bella fic and I hope you enjoy. I'll be MUCH better with my updates on this one.


17. Forever

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Jasper and I stumbled – well, as much as a vampire can stumble – out the door. Our laughs echoed off of the walls.

“We have to find Carlisle,” said Jasper. He grabbed my hand, and ran down the hall. I was amazed that I could actually keep up with him now.

Running... it was the single most exhilarating thing I'd ever done. The speed was much better when you experienced it first hand. Sure, on someone's back it was nice, but when it was you who was running it was better than anyone could ever imagine.

We slowed when we head voices.

“I expect we will take them into the household without any resentment on your part, Edward.” It was Carlisle.

“We will have to stay in seclusion for so long! Bella will not be stable enough for human contact for quite some time. How will you help people, how will any of us do anything productive?” asked Edward, his voice growing in intensity with every word.

Jasper picked the door the conversation was coming from. He knocked, a smirk plastered on his heavenly face. He couldn't wait to rub my lack of thirst in Edward's face.

Edward was the one to open the door. He glared at Jasper, then his eyes swung to mine. His mouth fell open and his eyes raked my body.

“Bella,” he whispered.

“We came to see Carlisle,” I said. He could look at me all he wanted, he'd never get to touch.

“Come in,” called Carlisle from inside the door.

I pushed past Edward. Carlisle was seated in a large leather chair. The room had no bed, but was filled with bookshelves that reached the ceiling. There were various chairs and couches placed around the room. Carlisle had a very old looking book with yellowed pages open on his lap.

“What can I do for you?” asked Carlisle, closing the book.

“I'm not thirsty,” was all I replied.

“Hmm... are you sure?” he questioned.

I smiled. “Pretty sure.”

“Come, sit. You too, Jasper,” invited Carlisle. I took a seat on one of the long couches. Jasper joined me.

“What happened after the pain stopped?” asked Carlisle, leaning forward.

“Well, I asked her if she was thirsty, but she said no. She didn't look thirsty, so I didn't push it,” explained Jasper.

“You were not a fan of blood when you were human, were you Bella,” commented Carlisle.

“No,” I replied, shuddering. Even the smell made me sick.

“Well, traits from a person's human life are sometimes indicative of the special qualities that appear when a person is turned into a vampire. The fact that you hated blood while you were human might have made you immune to blood as a vampire.” He leaned back in his chair, running a hand through his hair.

“So, you think she just... won't be thirsty?” inquired Jasper.

“Oh, I wouldn't say that. I just don't think that she'll be thirsty for blood.”

Edward entered the conversation at that point. “Is that all? There's nothing else she can do?”

“She's only been changed for a short time. Give her a chance to see what else she can do,” said Carlisle.

Carlisle then changed the subject. “Have you looked in a mirror yet, Bella?”

I shook my head, wondering why he would ask such an absurd question. Did I have something gross on my face?

He stood up and took my hand. He led me to the far wall, a small mirror was in place between two of the shelves.

I gasped, my hands flying to my face. I no longer looked the part of poor, defenseless human. The planes of my face had become harder and smoother somehow. My dark hair was shiner, fuller than it was when I was human. My eyes shone a bright red. It was just because my blood had not been absorbed by my body yet, though. I knew that part. My lips curved into a smile, revealing sparkling white teeth.

Jasper stepped behind me. “You're beautiful,” he breathed into my ear. He put his arms around me, his face beside mine. We looked in the mirror, examining each other's faces, for what seemed like hours.

I heard Carlisle and Edward leave the room.

Jasper turned me around and gave me a kiss. “You're beautiful,” he muttered again.

“Isn't this a pretty picture,” said a voice from the doorway.

“Aro,” I sighed, turning to face him.

“I'm glad to see that everything worked out okay,” he said. “Now that you are a vampire, you no longer require our services.” He turned and left without another word.

I frowned. I'd almost forgotten about the wolves. They were the whole reason we'd come to Volterra in the first place. If it weren't for them, I'd be snug and cozy in Forks right now. It was their fault that I was a vampire.

They wouldn't be able to hold any of the Cullens responsible for my change. They'd have only themselves to blame.

Yes, of course I'd miss Jacob. But if he hadn't wanted to kidnap me, it wouldn't have come to this.

“When should we leave?” I asked.

“Whenever you want, love,” said Jasper.

“Anytime in the very near future would be nice.”

He took my hand and this time we walked to my room.

“What brought me here?” I wondered out loud. My life had been flipped totally upside-down.

“It was a twist of fate, my dear Bella. We both thought that we were secure in our relationships, that our fate was sealed. It was when we learned that our lives were not perfect, that we found each other,” he explained.

“And I'm so happy we did,” I said, squeezing his hand.

We turned into my room and quickly packed up the things I'd brought with me. I had no idea where we were going to go after we left, but I couldn't care less. If I was with Jasper, I was happy.

We left after a mere five minutes in the room. We strode through the stone lined halls quickly, wanting nothing more than to get out of the place.

That's when the screaming started. It was a girl, a human girl.

I ran towards the sound, it grew more piercing with every step. After what seemed like an eternity, I burst into the room the screaming came from.

Aro was bent over a girl. She looked to be about twenty.

“No!” I exclaimed.

Suddenly Aro stopped. He tried to reach the girl, but it was like there was something in the way... something he couldn't penetrate. He tried multiple times to touch the girl, but never succeeded. I was focused so hard on keeping the girl alive.

He turned to me, eyes sparkling.

“Well, Bella... it seems I know another part of your power.”

Jasper came into the room at that point. He looked furious.

“What are you talking about?” I asked, ignoring Jasper's presence.

“You stopped me from attacking that girl,” he said. He took a step closer to me. “Would you consider joining us, Bella?” he asked.

The girl screamed in pain, the venom already working it's way through her body.

“Never,” I whispered. I turned and left the room, leaving Aro to finish the girl. She'd have thanked me for it. The fire would be out soon.

“Bella?” asked Jasper, his voice anxious.

“I'm fine,” I murmured, trying to keep my tone even.

I didn't say another word until we got to the car.

“Any sign of the wolves?” I asked.

“No. It smells like they haven't been around here for days,” he answered.

“Good.” I didn't need them to see me like this.

The drive to the airport was beautiful. I'd only ever seen it once before, the time I came with Alice. I was so distraught though, that I couldn't register the picturesque landscape around me. The rolling hills were so wonderful. My mood brightened considerably from just looking around me.

Jasper grabbed my hand, and brought it up to his lips. “I love you,” he said, his eyes probing deep into mine.

“I love you, too,” I whispered. His touch still sent shivers through me.

“Jasper?” I asked.

“Yes?”

“I'd really like to go outside. It's been awhile since I've been out there,” I explained. I was itching to get out in the open. It was too pretty to be observed from within the boundaries of the car.

“Alright.” He pulled the car over to the side of the road.

I got out and made a run for it. Running made me feel so free, so happy. Jasper caught up, laughing. I stopped on top of a hill that overlooked an entire valley. Jasper stood beside me.

“Ready to start life together?” asked Jasper, grabbing my hands in his, and turning to face me.

“Of course,” I said, draping my arms around his shoulders.

“Forever?” He put his arms around my waist.

“Forever,” I confirmed. And it was true. I was ready to be with him... forever.