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A Twist of Fate

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.

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.

4. Interruptions and Snazzy Cars

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Bella's POV

Jasper waited while I got dressed and ready for the day.

"Do you mind if I eat breakfast before we go?" I asked. My stomach grumbled, testifying the fact that I was starving!

"Not at all," he replied.

I led him down to the kitchen. "You can sit down if you want," I told him. He nodded his thanks and took a seat in Charlie's chair. Thank God Charlie had gone on a fishing trip that day. It was Saturday, so it wasn't all that surprising.

As I got down a bowl and poured myself some cereal, I could see how very different Jasper acted from Edward. He was cautious, guarded with his actions. Edward had grown comfortable with my presence, always aware of the smell. It was one of the first times that Jasper and I had been alone together and I could tell he was struggling with the level of difficulty.

I sat down with my cocoa puffs and looked at Jasper. He was studying my bowl.

"Do you... want some?" I asked, confused.

He laughed, the sound resounding through the house. It was a smooth sound that warmed me to the core. It was a sound I could get used to.

"No, Bella. I'm okay," he answered. "I was just wondering what that would taste like. Is it good?"

I flinched. Edward had asked me almost the exact same question once. He recoiled as well, obviously feeling what I felt. I'd have to be more careful.

"Sorry," I said, not wanting to cause him pain.

He frowned. "What was that about?" he asked. I couldn't blame him. It was just a question about my breakfast. Breakfast wasn't usually something that'd cause anyone emotional pain.

"Memories," I whispered. He nodded, understanding completely.

I pushed away from the table, not hungry anymore. "Ready to go?" I asked. I tried to act cheerful as I put my bowl in the sink and rinsed it out.

"Yes, but are you sure you want to go? You really don't have to if you don't want to," he said, his voice muted and timid.

I was about to answer when I heard the doorbell ring. Jasper looked at the door and snarled, with a vicious look in his eyes. I had a feeling I knew who it was.

"Jasper, would you like to leave? He might be here for a minute or two. It'll be okay if you do, you know," I told him. I didn't want anyone getting hurt.

"No, it'll be fine," he said. It sounded like he was convincing himself as much as he was convincing me.

"Okay," I said reluctantly. I moved swiftly to the front door. I opened it and saw Jacob's face twisted into a mask of hate.

"This isn't your usual bloodsucker friend," he growled, sniffing the air.

"No, it's not," I sighed. "Now I would really appreciate it if you got to why you're here."

"Ohh... uhmm... hmm..." he said. He was being slow on purpose and we both knew it.

"Spit it out, Jacob!" I exclaimed.

"No need to get pushy! I just wanted to know if you wanna to go to the movies with me today. Nobody on the rez wants to and I really, really want to see a movie," he said, putting on his best pair of puppy dog eyes.

Fortunately, I was immune to his petty attempts. "I can't go today. I've already got plans."

"Does your normal leech know about your plans?" asked Jacob.

"No, and at this point I could care less," I said, my voice shaking a little by the end.

Jake's face fell immediately. "Did he hurt you? Cause if he did I'll tear him to shreds! I'll fry him up and eat him for dinner!" He started shuddering. His black eyes glazed over, giving him a look that distantly resembled insanity.

Jasper was at my side in an instant, spreading a feeling of calm through the atmosphere. One thing we didn't need right now was a giant wolf in my entryway.

"He didn't hurt me, Jake. I'm fine," I told him, gently patting him on the arm.

He nodded. "I have to go," he whispered.

"Don't go anywhere near the Cullens, Jacob Black," I told him sternly. He nodded and then turned and ran.

I spun around to face Jasper. "Thanks for doing that. I don't know how I would have explained a big wolf shaped hole in the wall to Charlie."

"My pleasure." His slight southern accent made the short sentence that much better. I didn't know what it was, but when I was with Jasper I was always smiling.

It took me a second to regain my train of thought. "Weren't we on our way... somewhere?" I was apprehensive about this; the Cullens’ idea of fun usually involved expensive things.

He nodded and led me out the door. Speaking of expensive things, in the driveway was a black Mercedes convertible. It looked at least five times better than Carlisle's. My jaw dropped.

"What is that?" I asked.

"It's a 2008 SLR Mc Laren Roadster. I bought it about a month ago,"

"How much did it cost?" I asked, twirling a loose thread on my jacket.

"Oh, it was about $500,000," he answered reluctantly. I nodded. The Cullens really liked their fast cars.

He dropped the subject after that. He came around to my side and opened the door. It was warm for Forks, but the top was still up. Warm for Forks isn't very warm at all.

When he started the engine it hit me. "How did you get this?" I asked. He left the house without taking anything, including a car.

He frowned, obviously not wanting me to notice that he had shown up with a car. "I had to go back and get it."

"Did they let you in?"

"When I got there I could tell that someone was very, very angry. I opened the door and saw Edward breaking things left and right, including Emmett's new TV. He told me I had five minutes and then I was gone. I was done in three," he explained.

We were driving on the curving highway that led away from Forks and into the deeper parts of the forest.

"Did you know what he was angry about?" I asked. I expected his answer.

"I imagine it was you," he said simply. He turned to look at my face. I looked out the window into the green wall of trees that was speeding by.

It was quiet for a matter of minutes before I started the conversation again. "Are you okay?" I asked.

He was silent for what seemed like a very long time. Finally, he answered. "Yes, I am okay. As much as I want to, I know that I can't blame either one of them. I've never heard of such a thing ever happening, but I know both of them well enough to know they aren't lying about their new level of attraction to each other. I just wish that it was a different pair of people that it happened to."

At least he'd come to terms with the fact that he and Alice were not meant to be.

"Do you ever see yourself being with someone in the same way again?"

"I certainly hope so. It was... different from my old lifestyle. I sort of enjoyed the family type of life, though. It was nice to be comfortable enough with people that you didn't have to watch your back all the time."

"I know what you mean," I replied. We both had a family that we belonged to, a family that we could trust with almost anything. We'd both lost it all in one single night.

It was quiet in the car again. It wasn't an awkward time, just peaceful.

It surprised me when he spoke.

"We're here," he said, turning off the car.

I looked out the window and gasped.