The Truth About Heaven
After Areana's transformation, she assumes that life will be much easier now that she can be with Jasper without having to worry about him killing her. But when things go wrong and a terrible accident almost kills a loved one, will Areana and Jasper's relationship be able to handle the strain? SEQUOL TO 'FALL FOR YOU.'
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So this is the sequol to my first fic 'Fall For You.' Hope you enjoy it :) Remember, reviews are greatly appreciated. :)
1. Chapter 1--Better In Time
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It was almost difficult for me to see them together. On the one hand, Areana made Jasper happy, but on the other I regretted the fact that I was no longer able to do that. Seeing them together now, even if just in a vision, sent a stabbing pain throughout my body. It’s not like I wanted Jasper to be alone forever. I had moved on months before him, but that didn’t make it any easier. Sure Gerard was the new love of my life, but even he couldn’t fill the space Jasper had occupied. Every moment I spent with him was a treasured memory to me, even now as I watched what was to come.
I have to just let him go. No matter how hard it is, I have to just let him move on, as I have with Gerard. We both chose this; it was a mutual decision. I shrugged off the stab of pain radiating throughout my body when I thought of finally moving on, severing all ties to our past relationship.
But, like everything else, it will all get better in time.
“Shouldn’t you call Carlisle to let him know?” I asked as Jasper stroked my hair. We were still standing in our embrace, still reveling in the moment. He laughed, pressing his lips lightly into my hair.
“Possibly. If it’s alright with you, I think I’d like to stay here for a while longer.” I laughed, pulling away from him, positioning myself on the edge of the bed. He stood, leaning against the chair he had previously occupied, just staring at me. It made me feel a little self conscious to see his beautiful face taking in my less than extraordinary looks.
“What are you thinking?” he asked. I realized it would be much easier for him to sense all of my emotions now that I was one of his kind. I shrugged, casting my eyes around the room, taking in the sharpness of the room. Apparently, becoming a vampire eliminated the humiliating habit of wearing glasses.
“Ana, you shouldn’t be feeling this way.”
“What way?” I asked, turning my attention back to him.
“Insignificant,” he replied curtly, as if using that word as an adjective for me was blasphemous.
“Well, how else am I supposed to feel? I’ve got an insanely gorgeous immortal being who has somehow fallen for me. How else am I supposed to feel? It’s not like every time I stand beside you everyone’s going to be thinking ‘How’d that plain, ordinary girl end up with a Greek God like him?’ Nope. Not feeling that at all,” I ranted, jumping to my feet, leaning against one of the four posters of my canopy bed. Jasper wrapped his arms around my waist, lightly kissing my neck. It felt like an electrical current was making its way through my body.
“You’re just confused. You won’t feel that way after a while. Every emotion is heightened after your transformation. I’m surprised you’re taking them all this well. Most newborns would already have tried to attack me.” I pulled back, appalled that Jasper thought I was going to attack him.
“Why would I ever want to attack you?” I asked angrily. I took a few deep breaths, trying to calm my frazzled nerves.
“You wouldn’t, but a newborn vampire full of confusing and strong emotions would. You’re taking things surprisingly well,” he said seriously.
“Surprisingly well or not, I still can’t ever imagine myself wanting to attack you.”
“Ana, you wouldn’t have a choice. If you felt threatened, your instincts would take over. That’s how we’re wired. We sometimes let our instincts take hold of our reactions,” he explained. I took a few steps away from him.
“Why are you doing that?” he asked watching as I still backed away.
“Just putting some distance between us. You know, in case I try to attack you or something,” I replied bitterly. Jasper laughed, though he cautiously approached. I imagine the emotions he was getting from me were cautioning him to my sudden anger.
“Maybe we should hunt before we do anything else. Besides, I’m sure Alice has already seen you coming out of it.” I cautiously nodded; Jasper pushed a strand of hair behind my ear.
“Nervous?” he asked. I nodded. “You shouldn’t be. It’ll all come naturally; hunting is ingrained in us, you won’t even have to think about it,” he reassured. I nodded as he took my hand, pulling me towards the front door.
If I was going to have to learn to hunt, at least I could learn from someone I loved.