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Strained Emotions

Summary:
This is Jasper's point of view of everything that happened it Forks. Bella's arrived and none of the Cullens know how to react. Jasper is by far one of the most intriguing characters to write in their POV. It's so much fun. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it!!


Notes:
So I've decided that I should probably change the rating of this to teen purely because of language. Of course it isn't that bad, I just want to warn some people. :D


4. Jessica

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The rest of the day went by smoothly. We all did our usual things. Edward was in his room listening to music, sulking I'm sure. Emmett and Rosalie were in their room doing their favorite past time: tonsil hockey. Esme and Carlisle were downstairs watching old movies. Alice and I spent most of the night talking. She was still trying to convince me I could stay. I wasn't so sure but I agreed that the Edward thing was intriguing. Who was this mystery girl? How could she change our lives? Would Edward finally find someone? It was so hard to believe he hadn't found someone yet. I think he gets tired of the attention he gets in people's minds. Oh well. As soon as I had thought this Edward came in our room. He glared at me and I knew he had heard my last thoughts.

Alice sighed, “Don't you know how to knock Edward?”

Edward glared, “I knew you weren't doing anything.” He continued be fore Alice could say anything, “Anyways, it's time for school. Mom told me to get you.” His irritation from the previous day magnified and I couldn't help but laugh.

“It's not funny Jasper!” he hissed at me.

“No, you're right Edward,” I grinned. “It's not funny...” it's hilarious. Edward shot death glares at me. I probably shouldn't provoke him, but it's just too much fun.

Alice glanced at Edward and then me. “Well, if it's time for school, someone has to go get Emmett and Rosalie.” I looked away and Edward grimaced. She sighed, “And I suppose that someone would be me.” She got up and went to go get them. Edward turned without a word and went to go get the car started. I just waited for Alice to come back. I didn't have to wait long. In less then a minute she was by my side.

“Rosalie's about to kill me... We'd better go.” I grabbed her hand and we ran to the car. I let her take the front seat and I sat behind her. Rosalie and Emmett were in the seat next to me in seconds and their annoyance was too much. Everyone's emotions were getting on my nerves. I suppose my irritation was just fuel for the fire, but I couldn't help it. I tried to calm everyone down. I forgot how concentrated feelings can get inside a car. Pretty soon they all had goofy grins on their faces. I smiled at myself. They figured it out, though, after a moment and they all turned to stare at me.

“Sorry,” I whispered, “You all are just getting annoying. You should all just relax.”

It didn't work; they all just sat there trying to be annoyed. It was quite entertaining.

We pulled into the school parking lot and silently got out of the car. We were walking to the school when we heard it:

“Wow Edward, that's a really nice car!”

We all turned slowly around. Jessica was jumping up and down anxious to get Edward's attention. Rosalie and Alice tried to fight back giggles, but Edward must have heard them because he softly growled in the back of his throat. Emmett stared dumbstruck that this little human had the courage to talk to us. I thought to Edward, Have fun with this. Her obsession is driving me crazy. I have to go to class. I smiled at him and turned to leave without even glancing at Jessica. The others seemed to follow my lead and we walked far enough away where we could hear them, but I didn't have to feel the obsession. Jessica smiled at Edward, “What was that about?”

Edward tried to be polite but I could see the struggle on his face. “We don't interact with other people very well,” he said softly. His eyes clearly showed that he included himself, but Jessica paid no attention.

“Oh well, that's a shame.” She smiled again. “So what classes do you have? I know that you have English and geometry with me, but what else?”

Edward didn't smile back. I could see on his face that he was contemplating how to get rid of her, but he didn't know how. I saw the conclusion on his face, and he hated it. Always “the perfect gentleman” as Esme called him, he hated being rude, but here he had no choice.

“I'm sorry. I didn't know you were in any of my classes. I never noticed you before.” His tone implied that it was because she wasn't anything to notice.

Jessica just smiled and said, “Oh, well I am. I sit right next to you in English.” How stupid could she be? Did she want to die?

Edward just turned and said, “Excuse me, I'm going to be late for class.” He walked away unsmiling and went into his classroom. Jessica stood there shocked.

I snickered. Alice smacked my arm and said, “It's not funny. I feel bad for the poor girl. Why did she have to do that to herself?”

Emmett laughed and said, “I dunno, maybe because it's Edward? You know, the 'perfect gentleman?'”

Rosalie hit the back of his head and hissed, “Shut up! You are so stupid.” She turned and started to walk to her class. She stopped and glanced over her shoulder, “Well? Are you coming?” Emmett quickly caught up to her and wrapped his arm around her waist, smirking.

I shook my head and sighed, “I don't think I'll ever understand them.”

Alice laughed and took my hand. “Well we should get to class. See you at lunch.” She smiled and leaned up to kiss me goodbye.

As she was walking to class she turned and said, “I'll be sure to tell you what Edward says!” she laughed again and disappeared through her classroom door.

I smiled to myself as I walked to class, wondering what else the day could bring.