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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.


2. Comfort

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Jasper POV

It felt like my duty to tell Bella what I'd seen. It wasn't that I was going to tell her out of revenge against Edward, I just felt she ought to know what kind of man she was with. He said that he would always be faithful to her, always love her. She deserved someone much better than the lying rat she had.

I knocked on her truck window and then quickly hopped in. She was only going a measly thirty miles an hour. She wasn't surprised; all the Cullens had leapt into her truck at one time or another. But when she looked over and saw it was me, her heart rate accelerated a bit, her breathing kicked up a notch. The smell in the cab was almost unbearably sweet. I understood why Edward was always raving about how wonderful her scent was, He was right.

"I won't hurt you, Bella," I said, hanging my head. I was determined never to hurt her. Edward was harming her enough for the both of us. I sighed. She had just started trusting me and then I go and eat a human.

"Why are you here?" she asked, her voice shaking. Did she really think that I would devour her, that I would have her sweet, mouth-watering blood pour into my mouth? I imagined it as it spilled out of her throat, hot and thick. It’d taste simply delicious.

I snapped out of my reverie, trying to think of a way to break the news to her.

I paused. How was I supposed to tell her that the love of her life was with another woman.woman? Especially when the other woman was her best friend.

She sensed there was something wrong.

"What is it, Jasper?" She pulled over to the side of the road and turned to face me.

"It's about Edward," I started. She tensed up. She knew by the way I said it that something bad was coming. "After you left I went around to all the rooms to, you know, get a last look at everyone."

She nodded, I paused again.

"And," she urged.

I took a deep breath, "I saw Edward and Alice together."

She laughed, a blatant bark in my face. "Of course they're together! They're almost inseparable!"

I frowned. She had misunderstood. "That's not what I meant, Bella. They were kissing and touching. Frankly, I'm glad I left before..." I shuddered. It really was a low blow for both Edward and Alice to do that to poor Bella.

Her face went blank.

"Oh," she breathed. She slumped over so her head rested on the steering wheel. The atmosphere changed at once, going from relief to a sadness so deep you could get lost in it. She was sobbing.

"He said he loved me! He-He told me that he would never leave me!" she wailed. "I never want to see that stupid vampire again!"

To my surprise, I pulled her into my chest. I'd never gotten this close to a human that I wasn't going to enjoy for dinner. She buried her face into my shoulder and let loose a torrent of tears. Each exhale was adding extra fragrance to the already saturated air. I struggled to keep my composure.

"Shhh," I crooned. "It's okay."

"You can eat me if you want," she cried. "I don't want to be alive anymore."

"Don't ever say that," I scolded her. She shouldn't have even thought of telling me that. Not only was it a very intense course of action, but I needed no more temptation to devour her whole at that point. Her scent was so delicious.

I had to keep telling myself that I would stay calm, that no harm would come to her.

She said nothing after that. Her breathing and the occasional sob were the only noises. It gave me a chance to think of why Alice would do this to me. She's the one who said that I had kept her waiting when we met that fateful day, that we belonged together. It blew my mind that the thought of being with Edward would have passed through her mind. She was the one who wanted me when we first met.

I wondered how long it had been going on. She had been acting strange lately. I did see the occasional sidelong glance between her and Edward. I just thought that she was “talking” to him. Apparently it had been a thought of a different caliber than we all we used to. Sure, we knew they had a little system down. She would ask a question in her mind that was directed to Edward, he would answer with a slight nod or shake of the head. We let them think that they were being terribly sneaky.

Perhaps we should have mentioned that I knew what they were doing with their thoughts. Maybe it would have stopped the progression of the relationship. Then again, maybe it wouldn't. Maybe it would have only postponed the inevitable.

At least Bella and I would have had a few more moments of happiness.

After an immeasurable amount of time had passed, she fell asleep in my arms. I shifted her to the passenger seat and her head lolled onto my shoulder. I started the truck and drove her home.

"Bella," I whispered into her ear when we had pulled up to her house.

"Yes?" she groaned.

"We're at your house. It's time for you to go inside."

She frowned, just remembering why her eyes were hurting her, I assumed. She looked up at me, eyes wide. "Why?" she whimpered. I knew she was talking about Edward.

"Who knows?" I answered, looking ahead. "Perhaps he did not think of the consequences, losing a lovely girl. You deserve better than him anyway, Bella. Try to get some sleep. It'll be good for you."

She nodded. "Good night, Jasper," she whispered before exiting the car. I watched her walk to the door, look back to the car, then go inside.