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Crimson Wine

Summary:
When James recognizes Alice in the baseball field, he goes after her instead of Bella. Starts from just before Edward brings Bella home for the first time. Mostly from Alice's POV but it might change. Please review, flames are welcome.


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3. Chapter 3

Rating 4/5   Word Count 645   Review this Chapter

Alice’s POV

Edward took Bella home while we waited for the thunderstorm to roll in. I guess he didn’t want to test our control any longer. I didn’t mind having Bella over, but I was still thankful she left. Jasper was having a hard time; his eyes were almost black. We’re going to have to go hunting before we see Bella again.

“Jazz?”

“Yes.” He looked from his book. We went back to lying together on our bed. We already called Carlisle at the hospital (he had to fill in for Dr. Snow). He said that since the storm wasn’t coming in until later, he could play with us.

“Do you want to go hunting with me?” He looked at me skeptically, taking in my still-gold eyes.

“I can go by myself if you want,” he said looking down. I felt guilty for a moment before I realized that the guilt wasn’t mine, it was Jasper’s. He knew I only offered to go hunting because he needed to.

“I want to go with you.” He smiled at me while standing up and offering his hand to me. I took it and we ran vampire speed down the stairs, pausing briefly to tell Esme where we were going before continuing out the door. Even though both of us are over 100 years old, we still have to tell our parents when we leave the house.

I love running, and despite my short stature, I’m pretty fast, almost as fast as Edward. I was going slower than usual, so that Jasper could keep up, but we would still appear as a blur to a human.

We ran through the forest for miles, a hike that would’ve taken a human hours or even days, before we reached our destination. We couldn’t hunt close to town. When we hunt, we give ourselves over to our instincts and we can’t risk having a human nearby. If there was one, we wouldn’t be able to stop ourselves.

I waited for Jasper to find something before I started looking. If there weren’t many animals around here, he should get them. He needed to hunt more than I do.

A breeze blew the smell of blood toward me. It was deer, not my choice, but the best you could get in Forks. I could feel the bloodthirsty monster inside of me take over the more rational part of my mind. I ran full speed toward the creature without a second thought, hardly even acknowledging the fact that I was killing something as I sunk my razor-sharp teeth into the soft, delicate skin of its neck. I savored the feeling of the warm blood flowing down my throat. I sucked the deer dry and dropped the lifeless body on the ground. I did feel less thirsty, but I wasn’t completely satisfied. I knew I would never be, unless I drank human blood, and that wasn’t even an option.

I looked up from the body to find Jasper staring at me, nothing but love filled his golden eyes. He always loved to watch me hunt. I never understood why. I know he loves me, but I’m not me when I hunt. I turn into the murderous demon that feeds on innocent creatures. I don’t know how anyone could be in love with that.

He helped me bury the body. We couldn’t just leave it here. If someone found a dead animal with no blood in it, they might get suspicious.

“We should probably get going; Emmett’s going to want to play soon,” I said getting ready to start running again. But before I could, Jasper grabbed me hand and stopped me.

“I love you.” I smiled. It didn’t matter that we have been married for over 50 years; he still reminded me how much he loved me every day.

“I love you too, Jazz.” He kissed the back of my hand and we started running back to house.

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