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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.


8. Warning

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1505   Review this Chapter

Bella's POV

"I have some bad news," sighed Jasper as he walked me to lunch. We stopped before we entered the cafeteria.

I frowned, not expecting those words to come out of his mouth. It'd been such a good day! At least, that's what I'd thought. I looked down at my feet.

"What?" I asked, my voice quiet.

"Edward and Alice are heading straight for us," he said. It was something we both didn't want to happen.

I looked up at his face but he was focused over my shoulder. I turned and saw both of them walking, a little too quickly, towards us.

They wouldn't try anything, I panicked. We we're right out in front of the cafeteria, in plain sight.

Jasper could tell I was stressed out and he put a comforting hand on my shoulder. I felt a calm spread throughout my body. He left his hand there.

"Thanks," I whispered.

We both waited while Edward and Alice approached.

"We need to talk to you," said Edward firmly when he got to us.

I could see the pain in his eyes when he surveyed the both of us. Jasper's hand was on my shoulder and I wasn't the least bit uncomfortable with it. It was his choice to cheat on me, not mine.

"Talk," said Jasper curtly. Alice sighed and put her hand on her hip.

"Jasper, just come on. We aren't going to hurt either of you. We're going to talk and that's it," she said, her voice softening.

Jasper looked at me as if to ask my permission. Edward clenched his fists, reading Jasper's thoughts.

"You don't need Bella to tell you if it's okay to come with us," he snarled. "You have your own mind and she has her's."

Jasper stayed calm. "If Bella doesn't want to go then I don't want to go," he said simply.

I sighed. "Okay, Edward. I'll go with you. Don't even try telling me that this whole thing isn't your fault. If you would have told me sooner, perhaps we wouldn't even be in this situation!" I exclaimed, my voice growing louder. The few passersby were beginning to stare.

"Let's have this talk somewhere else, shall we?" said Alice.

"Okay," I replied, my voice losing it's intensity. She started walking to the Volvo, Edward followed.

Jasper squeezed my shoulder softly and then slowly trailed his hand down the length of my arm. I shivered. He grabbed my hand and slowly entwined his fingers with mine. I was sure he could hear my heart hammering in my chest. We went after Alice and Edward, our hands wound together.

At this point, I didn't have a care in the world about what other people thought.

Edward looked back once he reached the car and shuddered. Why couldn't he accept that all this was his fault? That I would still be his if he hadn't had his little fling with Alice. It was his choice and he'd have to deal with the results of his actions.

When Jasper and I reached the car Edward and Alice were already inside. He opened the door for me and I got in. I was careful not to have any more car related accidents. Once we were seated, he grabbed my hand again.

It was quiet as Edward started the engine. I could see him getting angrier in the rear view mirror, obviously hearing something he didn't like in someone's thoughts. I could guess who the thoughts were coming from.

I looked out the window, watching the trees zoom by. Even with Edward's insanely fast driving it'd take about 10 more minutes to get to their house.

I was relaxed. Even though I knew we were going to have a talk that determined where this whole situation was all going to go from here, I was fine. Especially when I had Jasper by my side.

"Dammit, Jasper!" growled Edward. I let out a yelp, startled by the sudden outburst.

"What?" he asked, confused. I could see Alice hunched over in the passenger seat. She was having a vision and Edward could see what it was.

Edward stopped the car. I wasn't surprised to see we were already at the house.

"Don't you dare," said Edward, looking at Jasper. He opened the door got out, and slammed it. I heard a snap when he closed it. Alice followed Edward into the house.

Jasper and I exchanged puzzled looks before stepping out of the car and walking to the front door.

Edward was standing in front of the door with his arms crossed.

"Don't we get to go inside?" I asked. I was getting a bit cold.

Edward shook his head.

"What is your problem?!" I exploded. "You did something wrong. Why do we," I gestured to Jasper and myself, "have to be the ones you're mad at. You have no right, Edward! You were the one who did something wrong, right?! Not me! Not Jasper! You!"

Edward's mouth wooshed open. He couldn't actually be surprised, could he? Edward knew that's what happened.

I pushed my way past Edward into their house. It had been my second home for the longest time, I didn't feel the least bit rude. I plopped down on the couch and Alice was soon to follow. I ignored her.

Edward glared at Jasper. "Come in, but try not to eat anyone."

I was surprised in Edward. It was such a childish thing to say, especially when you're over a hundred years old.

Jasper sauntered in like he owned the place and took a seat on the other side of me. He grabbed my hand and smiled at me. Edward shut the door and stood in front of the couch. He was pacing the length of the couch and murmuring words too fast and quiet for my ears.

"So, you wanted to talk to us," I prompted. He turned to me.

"One moment please," he said, struggling to keep a civil tone.

I sighed.

Finally, after what seemed like hours of waiting, he spoke. "Bella, please don't do this?" he said, looking pointedly at my hand, which was located right smack dab in Jasper's.

"I don't know what you're talking about," I said. I didn't know what it was, but I certainly felt like pushing Edward to the limit.

"Dammit, Bella!" he yelled, hitting the wall. He hit it a little too hard and I could see a dent in the shape of an Edward fist. "You know what I'm talking about! You cannot be with Jasper!"

"Since when do you decide what I can and cannot do, Edward? Last I checked I had my own life to live," I said, standing up. I knew it wouldn't do any good. There was no way I'd intimidate a vampire.

"Don't you see that he is dangerous? Just a few days ago he ate a person! A person, Bella!"

"It doesn't matter!" I shrieked.

His eyes were what gave it away. Those words had hurt him. They were the same words that I said to him in the car on our way back from Port Angeles. The words that had created our bond that would be forever sacred. The words that had led me to Forks' deepest, darkest secret.

He deflated. "Do what you want, Bella. I wont stop you. If Jasper's what you want, take him," he whispered, his voice not the smooth velvet it usually was. It was deep, scratchy. Without another word he left the room.

Alice looked at Jasper and I. "I hope you guys are happy together," she said, exiting the room the way Edward had gone.

My eyes filled with tears. I loved this family, and I had hurt them. Me, it was my fault. I collapsed in a sobbing heap on the floor.

I felt cool strong arms lift me. I felt a steady pulse of relaxation. Jasper's power was so handy sometimes.

I buried my head into his chest, and then we were running. I closed my eyes the entire time, knowing where we were going to go.

I'd apparently fallen asleep in his arms on the way home. I woke up and was confused, I didn't remember coming back home. I sat up and looked around. I saw a dark figure sitting in the rocking chair that was placed in the corner.

"Jasper?" I called, my voice groggy with sleep.

"Yes, Bella?" he asked, standing up.

I paused.

"Will you lie by me?" It was the only thing that came to mind at that moment.

"Are you sure?" he questioned, hesitating at the edge of the bed. I nodded.

He lowered himself onto the bed and slid his arm around me. I quickly found where I was most comfortable and sighed contentedly.

"Jasper?" I asked.

"Hmm?"

"Can we talk about what happened today?"

"Perhaps that's a discussion best saved for when you're awake," he answered, stroking my cheek.

"Mmkay," I replied.

I drifted off to sleep, thinking about the day to come.