Back from the Past
A 'Pride and Prejudice' play in the present, and a bet among heartbreakers, Edward and Emmett in the past: The last to marry wins the Cullen estate. What happens when Jasper Whitlock finds a way to time travel, and the whole group meets. Will the pairs fall in love? We shall see...
AN: So this is a new story that I had the inclination to write last night. I’m really excited about it, more so than I was with What We Become. That may be a sign that this story will do just as well as the latter. I am just going to say that this story is meant to be a romance. I have read dozens of historical fiction novels, novels based in the 19 th century etc. I love writing from the perspective of those types of stories. You probably figured that out in my previous story, Edward and Isabella . Whether you think I have skill in that department is your opinion only. Enjoy. DISCLAIMER: I do not own Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, though I use her characters and setting. This story was inspired by the movie Kate and Leopold , starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman (sexy as ever).
2. Chapter 2
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Jasper was past the point of awe. He had actually done it. He had found a way to go into the past. This was more than he could have hoped for. Of course, he jumped off the bridge expecting to come out with the bumbustous girls of the 1920's. But this was better than nothing. He had appeared somewhere downtown New York. He could recognize the buildings, but of course they were newer. And somehow they looked older. Ah, what the 21st century could do to one city. Proud of his accomplishment, Jasper walked down Main st. A smile on his face that would beat all others. He had one thing to do first. Get rid of his clothes. He had enough modern money to make him quite wealthy here. He knew exactly what kind of character he would produce. The richest. With a smirk her turned into the only building he could suppose was a clothing store. As he walked in, two men walked up to him.
"You're finest suits." Jasper said, making sure he sounded the part of a 19th century gentleman.
"Yes, Sir." One said, vanising within the depths of the store. The other lead him to another area where he could be measured and fitted. "And where should we send your purchases?" The previous one came in and asked.
"Should you not have to ask? The most wealthiest hotel in the city of course!" He actually had no idea what that was, but hopefully they could get him a carriage to get there. He said the last part to the workers and they agreed eagerly to serve him. Smiling, Jasper looked at himself in the mirror, this wouldn't be such a bad place to spend the rest of his life. All he had to do now was somehow lure Alice back with him. If he could get back... Not a problem now. Right now he was going to be treated as he never had before. Slowly he took out his small digital camera and took a picture of his reflection.
"How fine you look, Sir." The man said. Jasper placed his hand on his chest and bowed.
"Thank You. I'll have three different styles before I leave."
"How do I look?" Bella asked. She was worried that something was not right.
"Marvelous as always. If only I could be as beautiful as you, the world would be perfect." Alice chimed as she closed her make-up box, standing up from the where she was seated on the side of the bathtub.
"Me, the beautiful one?" Bella was astonished. "You're the one with the gorgeous boyfriend."
"Yes, but I have not seen my love in days..." Alice threw her hand out. "And his phone is going unanswered." She placed her box on the shelf and stood staring at her best friend. "He's probably angry that you won't take the part as Elizabeth."
"That's got to be it." Bella rolled her eyes. She walked out of the washroom, turning the light out as she went.
"Hey!" Alice said. She followed her out and down the hall to the front rooms. "And you could have a boyfriend. Instead you choose to have a different date everynight."
"Not every night." Bella smiled as she grabbed her coat from the closet. "I'll see you later, okay. Call Jasper again. I bet he's home."
"Doubt it." Alice whined. "Why don't I come with you? I could sit at the bar and if this guy trys any moves on you that you don't like, you could send me a signal and I'd save you. Huh?"
"Good night, Alice. Don't get into any trouble." Bella opened the door, but turned around before closing it. Alice was in the middle of the room, her arms crossed and a pout on her face. "Be Good." Bella curled her lips in imitation. Alice just shook her head and stuck her tongue out.
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do!" She said. Bella started to close the door. "If you're not back by eleven I'm coming looking for you!" Bella closed the door and made her way down the 15 flights of stairs. The elevator had been out of order for years now. Bella walked out the door and into the never-sleeping crowd of people. She stuck her hand out for a taxi. "BELLA!" She heard someone scream from above. If Bella hadn't known better, she would have expected it to be God telling her not to go. Bella looked up and saw Alice with her head out the window. A taxi pulled up beside her and Bella waved to the sky. "DON"T HAVE SEX WITH HIM! SAVE YOURSELF!" Alice screamed. Bella blushed, completely embarrassed. People walking past were looking at her and laughing.
"Hey lady, you gonna get in or what?" The taxi driver asked. Bella rubbed her forehead, but got into the car.
When Bella was gone, Alice pulled away from the window. "That will teach you not to leave me alone." She scoffed, smiling politely. "Now, where is my hubby." She bounced onto the sofa, and grabbed her pink cordless phone. "Answer the phone Jasper Whitlock..." She sighed as the phone rang and rang.
"You've arrived at the Whitlock residence. Please leave your desires at the sound of the beep..." The answering machine tormented Alice and she dropped the phone beside her with a huff. "Well I'm not staying here!" She stood up, grabbed her coat, and left the building.
"You've ruined me, Mr.Cullen." She whispered as Edward slid off of her. He did not answer her, or care to. Quickly, without turning to look at his new victim, he began pulling on his trousers. Standing up he buttoned his shirt and slid on his suspenders. He turned and looked at the girl, while sliding his hand through his hair. He didn't speak, but just stared at her. After a moment she smirked and slid the bedsheet down her legs so that she was completely exposed. "Tell me that I am the best you've had..." She moaned. Edward looked away, grabbing his jacket off a nearby chair.
"I have had better, I confess." He murmured. It was almost completely dark but for one candle flickering near the bed. She stood up and came towards him, sliding his hands up his chest.
"Tell me something then..." She asked. Edward slid his hands up her back, letting his nails rack her skin.
"You are the blondest." He laughed at his own joke. He kissed her roughly.
"And next time..."
"We shall see." He turned around, grabbing his shoes as he went. He left the room, closing it behind him. He walked down the stairs and out the door. Away from the only present inhabitant of the house. He did not look back, but got onto his horse and rode away. It would be quite easy for him to win the bet between he and his brother, Emmett. All he had to do was be who he always was.
Bella came home at ten to eleven. She had had an exceptional time. Under the circumstances, and when Mike asked to come upstairs with her, she reasonably declined. She was one perfect girl. Now all she had to do was marry the fellow. She laughed lightly as she turned on the lamp in the living room.
"Alice?" She questioned. "I'm back, and boy do I have a story for you."
"Really?" Alice questioned, turning around in her chair. She lifted her hand and turned on the over head light. "Because I have something to say to you too."
"Tell me." Bella said, sitting down in front of her.
"Tell me yours first."
"No tell me yours. Mines not important." Bella inclined. "What did you do tonight? Did Jasper call?"
"No-pe." Alice turned it into two syllables. Bella lifted her eyebrows. "I went over there. And you will not believe what I found."
"Porn? I always wondered.." Bella smiled.
"No! Well.. I didn't really look. I found these on his computer desk.." She held up a bunch of papers.
"I think my boyfriend has gone insane."
"He seems to be researching how to time travel!"
"Like... Micheal J. Fox time travel?" Bella laughed, falling back in her chair.
"The very same. I think he's going to try and jump off the Brooklyn Bridge." Alice was serious about this, but Bella couldn't help but laugh.
"It's probably another story of his. He is a writer." Bella was still smiling.
"I guess... I'll ask him myself if he ever decides to show up.!"