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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.


8. Birthday

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“Hi everyone!” said Bella as she came through the door. Alice leapt up from her position next to me and ran over to hug her.

“Alice, you know what I’m going to say!”

“Yes!”

“Well, just for everyone in the room, I don’t want any fuss tomorrow. No gifts, no attention, nothing!” Bella’s birthday tomorrow. Alice was determined to celebrate it in style. Alice was going to ignore her.

“I have to go now but I’ll see you tomorrow at school. Remember, nothing!” she walked out with Edward.

“Alice, don’t,” I said. She smiled evilly and ran off. I was glad I didn’t have to go to school tomorrow. That would be one conversation worth missing.

I lay still. This was as close to sleep, as I would ever get.

“Jasper!” called Alice. I could hear Bella’s truck pulling up. I ran downstairs to hold Alice‘s hand. Rosalie and Emmett were standing near the door. They had arrived this morning from Africa. Alice had covered Edward’s piano with a white cloth and had placed a pink cake and a stack of glass plates. I raised an eyebrow. Bella came in.

“Happy birthday, Bella!” we called. I watched as Bella blushed. Esme hugged her and Carlisle put his arm around her shoulder.

“Sorry about this Bella, we couldn’t rein Alice in”

“You haven’t changed at all” Emmett said teasingly “I expected a perceptible difference, but here you are, red-faced just like always”

“Thanks a lot,” Bella said, blushing again.

“I have to step out for a second. Don’t do anything funny while I’m gone” he said, leaving to install our gift to her.

“I’ll try” Alice let go of my hand and skipped forward. I smiled.

“Time to open presents” Alice said. She pulled Bella towards the table, took the camera from her and put the present from me, Rosalie and Emmett. She ripped it open.

“Um…thanks” Rosalie smiled and I laughed.

“It’s a stereo for your truck. Emmett’s installing it right now so that you can’t return it” she sighed.

“Thanks, Jasper, Rosalie. Thanks Emmett!” she called. He laughed.

“Open mine and Edward’s next,” Alice said before handing a small parcel to her.

“You promised!” she was embarrassed by the attention.

“Just in time!” said Emmett, coming back in. we had all moved slightly closer to get a good look at the secret present. Alice had made sure we didn’t know what it was.

“I didn’t spend a dime” Edward assured her. He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. “Give it to me” she sighed.

Emmett chuckled. She stuck her finger under the edge of the paper and jerked.

“Shoot” a sudden smell of fresh blood. A single drop of blood appeared as she pulled it out to examine it. The smell of the blood has consumed me. I was a predator, she was my prey.

“NO!” Edward roared. He moved quicker then me, knocking Bella out the way. I hit Edward, trying to get to her. I snarled. I tried to push past him, to get to her, to get to her hot sweet blood. I wanted to kill her. To drain her of her blood. Emmett seized me from behind, but I carried on struggling, my eyes focused on her, lying bleeding on the floor.