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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.


3. Late Night Explanations

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Bella's POV

I knew it was too good to be true. There was no way that a creature like Edward would be happy with a person like me. We were polar opposites, and, in this case, we don't attract.

I sat on my bed doing nothing but stare at the floor for forty five minutes before any behavior what so ever kicked in. I got up, shuffled morosely to the bathroom, and took a shower. The water coming out of the nozzle was so hot, it turned my skin bright red.

I got out and looked at myself in the mirror. Pathetic, even I knew it. I didn't blame Edward for wanting to expand his horizons. Alice was beautiful, after all.

I crossed the hall into my bedroom and changed into my most comfortable sweats and my baggiest t-shirt. I figured comfort was much more important than looks at this point.

I fell asleep, tears still rolling down my face.

I awoke a few hours later when I felt a cool arm encircle my waist. I turned over and saw Edward.

He noticed the tears on my cheek. "What's wrong, love?" he asked with what sounded like genuine concern.

I frowned. "I think you know the answer to that, Edward."

My stern tone had startled him. His eyes narrowed. "What do you know?"

"I know a lot of things. I happen to know that you listen to all sorts of music. I know that you like to hunt mountain lions more than anything else. I also know that you and Alice are lying cheaters," I finished, trying to shove him away from me. My pulse thudded in my ears.

He didn't move an inch except for his mouth, which now hung open in shock. It was hard to surprise Edward and, despite the circumstances, I was proud I could do it.

"I can explain," he stated after closing his mouth and regaining his calm demeanor. He might have fooled anyone else but, I could see in his eyes that he was less than happy with the fact that I had found out.

"I'm all ears," I replied, subdued for the moment.

"It's not like I could fight it, Bella. I tried and tried but I couldn't resist!" he deflated, the words coming out in a rush.

"I thought you loved me," I said, a moment away from bursting into tears.

"I do! More than anything on the planet. But I could not stop myself. It was impossible," he said, patting me on the cheek.

"I'm... confused."

He sighed. "You know how werewolves imprint on others?"

I nodded.

"A few weeks ago, Alice and I were hunting together when suddenly I saw her in a new light. It was like my entire universe had shifted and suddenly she was the one that I knew I was meant to end up with, "he looked at me, "for eternity. I don't know what sparked it."

When I didn't say anything he started again. I was furious. Edward was meant for me.

"I knew I had to tell you at some point. I couldn't just go on and feel good about it. I was getting guiltier and guiltier as the infidelity continued. I couldn't think of how to do it!" He shook his head. "I desperately wanted to tell you, but I couldn't find a way to break the news without hurting you. And now you're more hurt than you would be if I had told you right away."

"How could you keep something like that from me?! You kept that secret for weeks!" I screeched. Thank God for Charlie's uncanny ability of sleeping through anything and everything. Angry tears spilled down my face.

"I'm sorry, Bella!" He yelled a little quieter than I did, obviously caring about what would happen to both of us if my father woke up and discovered him in my room. "What else do you want from me? I could not help it! I'm sorry, okay?"

"That's not good enough!" I got out of bed and pointed to the window. "Get out! Now! Tell everyone who knew about it never to bother me again!" I was sure I was turning red in the face. It wasn't from embarrassment, for once.

"Everyone but you and Jasper knew," he said, slowly getting up from the bed.

That hurt. An entire family that I trusted and loved had betrayed me. "Tell them to stay away from me. You stay away too," I whispered.

He walked slowly to the window. "I love you, Isabella Swan," he said before exiting my room.

I hardly made it to my bed before I collapsed in a dead and dreamless sleep.

I awoke in the late morning the following day. I sat up while my eyes adjusted to the light. I stretched and happened to notice someone standing by the window, their back facing me.

"Edward! I told you to leave!" I yelled, leaping out of bed. Before he could turn around I ran to the window and pushed on his back as hard as I could. He spun around, surprised by my outburst.

"Jasper!" I gasped. He wasn't Edward at all.

"Good morning to you too," he grinned. His smile was contagious, and I couldn't help but smile back. It seemed crazy, smiling after a night like the one before.

"What are you doing here?" I asked. I thought he'd be gone forever by now.

"I thought I'd see how you were doing. I know that Edward came last night and I thought that maybe you'd need a little cheering up," he replied.

"That's thoughtful of you, but I really don't want to talk about it right now," I said softly, my eyes falling to the floor.

"Well," he started, stroking his chin."I do have a place we could go. Only if you trust me enough to be alone with me, that is," he said, lifting my face with one finger so our eyes met.

"I promise that I won't hurt you," he added.

"Okay," I said, giving in easily. How couldn't you trust a face like that?