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Thank you for the Venom

Summary:
Starts at Ch. 17 of New Moon. What if it hadn't been Alice who was waiting for Bella, but someone else? Banner made by me ^^ What do you think? Sanstitre-1-1.jpg thank you for the venom picture by misunder


Notes:
This idea has been bouncing around in my head for sometime and I finally decided to put it on the archives. I am somewhat disappointed with some of the other stories (not all) like this there are out there so I hope mine is good. Stole the title off a MCR song name ^^ Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer is the God who created the wonderful characters I enjoy playing with. I own nothing and My Chemical Romance owns the title.


13. Ch.13 The Reassurance

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1081   Review this Chapter

“Yes,” He said. “I’d like to talk to Isabella.”

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Hailey dropped her polite façade and glared openly at him.

“Haven’t you people hurt her enough? Why can’t you leave her alone?” Hailey practically screamed in his face. I reappeared and reassuringly hugged her.

I whispered that I’d be fine and with one final warning glare directed at our guest she went upstairs.

“Jasper.” I said quietly.

“Bella.” Jasper acknowledged me in an equally quiet voice.

I led him over to the living room where we sat across from each other on our matching cream leather sofas. Unsure as to what Jasper wanted I sat there patiently waiting for him to start. Sensing that I wasn’t going to say anything, Jasper cleared his throat before beginning.

“First off,” Jasper started in the same perfect voice all the Cullen’s had. “I’d like to apologize for what happened at you’re eighteenth birthday. It’s my fault we left and-“

“No it’s not.” I abruptly cut him off. “I don’t blame you Jasper and I never did. If we’re going to place blame then it should be resting squarely on my shoulders. It’s my fault that I cut my finger.”

Jasper looked doubtful and slightly angry. “What do you mean your fault? I should have been better controlled. No one else lunged at you.”

I moved over to sit beside Jasper and placed a comforting arm around his shoulder.

“Jasper, I never blamed you for what happened all those years ago and you need to stop blaming yourself. Edward was going to leave soon anyway. We fought all the time.” I said, trying to convince him even though I didn’t know if the last part was true.

Jasper heaved a sigh of defeat and turned to look at me. I gently removed my arm and waited for him to say something.

“Thank you Bella. I never truly stopped blaming myself for ruining your birthday.”

“Not a problem.” I said.

We sat beside each other in a relative silence. Thinking back on today I decided that the next time it was sunny I was going to stay hidden in my room. First I had my heartbroken all over again. As soon as that thought entered my head I shooed it away. I didn’t need Jasper to know how crushed I was. But I was crushed, shattered. The only thing that kept me together was the fact that if I were to break down it would worry Alex, Lily, and Hailey. My Family.

“He really does love you. You know that, right Bella?” Jasper said out of nowhere, breaking me out of my reverie. I looked at him with one eyebrow raised. The look spoke volumes.

“I’m sorry Jasper, but for obvious reasons I can’t believe you.” I said sadly.

“Can’t or won’t?” Jasper muttered under his breath obviously forgetting I could hear him now, but I let it slide.

“So it looks like you’re gifted.” Jasper said, quickly changing the subject.

“Yes.” I agreed.

“What exactly is the extent of your abilities?” Jasper asked me curiously.

“I can disappear on whim, others powers don’t affect me, I can make only certain parts of people disappear, and I can make other people disappear with me.” I said listing off everything. “Oh and my power also can mask my scent.”

I added as an afterthought.I looked over to see the affect this had on Jasper. What I saw surprised me. Jasper’s mouth hung open and he had a look of disbelief etched across his face.

“What’s he doing? Trying to catch flies?” My head snapped up toward the doorway and there were Alex and Lily.

“Enjoy your day?” I asked them hopefully hiding my slight resentment at the fact that they spent the day with the Cullen’s.

“It was great!” Lily exclaimed. Needing no more of a push she launched into her recollection of what she, Alice and Rosalie had done. I felt wounded. Jasper looked at me questioningly feeling my sudden hurt but I looked away. Lily had met Rosalie only a few days ago and they were already best friends. I knew Rosalie for almost a year and she never even looked at me, except to glare.

“Well I’m going up to my room.” I said quietly once Lily had finished talking. "It was nice talking to you Jasper.”

He nodded his head slightly, understanding my dismissal.

“I should probably be getting back as well. See you around Bella.” Jasper said as he left.

Quickly I went upstairs. Once there I locked the door and began undressing, hoping a shower would help dissolve some of the tension in my back. The hot spray alleviated some of the knots in my back but it didn’t do anything for my emotions. As I walked downstairs to melt my brain with mindless television shows my emotions were in a constant state of flux. I’d go from resentful to jealous, jealous to hurt, and so on. I passed a mirror on my way to the living room and on it was a face I was familiar with. Eyes lined with deep purple bags and a hollow look in my eyes. The face I wore for months after Edward left me. I tried to make myself put on a fake smile but it ended up turning into a grimace. Giving up, I walked into the living room and sat beside Alex on the couch facing the television. I’m not even sure what we were watching. I just stared at the TV with unseeing eyes.

“Bella?” I shifted my focus from the TV to Alex, surprised to hear him address me as Bella.

“Yes?” I asked in a voice that sounded to empty, dead.

“I thought I should tell you that we’ll be visiting the Denali clan with the Cullen’s over spring break.” Alex told me.

“Whatever.” I muttered and turned back to stare blankly at the screen. Alex looked at me worriedly but I stayed staring at the people moving around on the screen.

Spring Break began at the end of the week, I thought to myself, and it lasted for two weeks. How was I supposed to live with complete strangers for that long? The girls would probably be devastating gorgeous and hate me on the spot, just like Rosalie. Well Lily should fit in just fine then, I thought a little acidly. What was I thinking? It wasn’t Lily’s fault that she was so likeable. I sighed when suddenly a bigger problem presented itself to me; how was I supposed to live with Edward for two weeks without showing my family how much pain I was in?