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Hidden Feelings

Summary:
What if Edward wasn't the only one who loved Bella? What if someone hid their feelings for her. What if they stopped her jumping? What if they were taken?


Notes:
Ok, this is twilight and new moon combined. From the point of view of Jasper.


5. Introductions, Baseball and Bella

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I hadn’t seen Bella for a while but it felt like she was there, as Edward never shut up about her. Not that I blamed him.

GRRRR! JASPER! I annoyed myself with my private fantasies. I heard Alice’s singsong voice calling. I headed downstairs. She was very happy.

“Bella is coming over tomorrow! Edward is going to invite her!”

“What time?”

“Well, actually, it’s already morning. So, in a few hours. About ten-ish” she smiled. Ever since she had had a vision of her as Bella’s friend, she had been anxious to actually meet her. I had kept it secret that I had actually spoken to her. They all thought that I was to wild. Edward suddenly appeared at the doorway.

“I’m not stopping. Just getting a change of clothes”

“I can’t wait till later!” said Alice.

“Alice! She is not your friend”

“But she’s still coming?”

“If she wants to,” he replied. Then he saw me.

“Jasper, can you keep your distance from Bella please? You understand why, right?”

“Yes” I said. He nodded, darted upstairs and returned with his new clothes.

“See you later, unless she decides she doesn’t want to come” he ran off.

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I heard Bella and Edward coming through the front door. I didn’t move. I heard Carlisle and Esme say hello. Then my door burst open.

“Jasper! Come on!” Alice seized my hand and started to pull me downstairs. Recently I had been wondering if that whole meeting was a fantasy.

“Where are Alice and Jasper?” said Edward as we came into view. Alice let go of my hand and streaked down the stairs. She hugged Bella and kissed her cheek.

“Oh, you do smell good. I never noticed” hadn’t she? I certainly had.

“This is jasper,” Edward said. So it had been a fantasy?

“Hello Bella. It’s nice to meet you” her small smile widened and something flashed in her eyes. She remembered. Good.

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Alice led me down the hall to Edward’s room.

“Well, I hate to burst your bubble but you’re not really as scary as you think. I don’t find you scary at all” I heard Bella’s voice. Alice chuckled as she saw what Edward was planning.

“You really shouldn’t have said that” he said. I heard him growl playfully.

“You wouldn’t dare,” she said. I heard the movement as they flew across the room.

“You were saying?”

“That you are a very, very scary monster,” she said sarcastically.

“Can we come in?” Alice asked.

“Sure” said Edward. Alice opened the door and skipped in. Bella was seated on Edward’s lap. I was slightly shocked but I was more envious then shocked. I wished that she were on my lap, my arms curled around her.

NO! I shook my head. Edward hadn’t noticed. Alice delivered our message and we headed off, leaving my vision behind.

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I could hear Edward laughing in the woods. I picked up my bat. I tossed it in the air and caught it again. Esme and Alice were nearby. Then they came into view. If I had a heartbeat, it would have intensified. Even though I know realized the emotion I felt, I fought against it. I had Alice. I wouldn’t hurt her. I wouldn’t hurt Edward. Never. A loud peal of thunder clapped. Alice stood ready to throw. I gripped the bat and pushed all thoughts away. Never.