I guess I saw this coming
This is a companion to my other story: Sunset, Sunrise. I suggest you read that first otherwise you wont understand any of it. While Bella talked with Edward, Jasper was talking with Alice. This is how that went.
This story has just been running through my mind ever since i wrote the little summary of it in Sunset, Sunrise. So here you are: Enjoy
1. I guess I saw this coming.
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"Um, yeah, I guess, why?" She stammered, looking completely lost.
Jasper lifted Bella, carefully and extremely gentle, from his lap and put her on the bed.
"Where are you going?" Bella asked. She looked sad that Jasper was leaving her.
"I'm going to talk to Alice." He said, throwing Bella a loving smile, before he jumped out the window.
"Jasper! No, you can't..."
My vision ended.
The first time I saw a vision of Bella, my best friend, and Jasper, my husband, together, it knocked the breath out of me, figuratively speaking of course, it wasn't like you could take away a breath that wasn't there, but the vision still hurt. It hurt more than the time I had the vision of Bella dying, more than the time I had the vision of Edward getting killed by the Volturi. I couldn't remember anything that had hurt as much as that first vision. The first vision had just been a glimpse. Since Jasper decided what to do so fast. The only reason I had seen it, was because I was so attuned to him. The vision had been of him, leaning in to kiss Bella. After I had that vision I laid, curled into a ball, on the floor of me and Jaspers room.
Besides that vision and the one I just had, I only had one more about them. It was about Jasper deciding to visit Bella at her house at night, a night Edward was out hunting. Bella had slept in his arms, Jasper looking at her face the whole night. Even though the vision hurt, it kept running through my head all day. It was a good thing Edward was out hunting that day with Emmett and Carlisle. It was like someone had hit replay on it, and I couldn't stop it at first. Luckily I got control of it only hours before Edward returned home. I had thought about telling him. But decided that Bella probably would like to tell him herself.
I looked at the clock. Jasper could be here any minute. I couldn't see what he would say. He didn't know it yet.
I got up from the bed where I had been laying, staring at the ceiling. I sat on the end of the bed. My back to the window Jasper would crawl through in.
Even though I knew this conversation had been unavoidable from the start, and even though I thought I was ready for it, I couldn't help but to tremble as he said my name.
Soundlessly, he walked around the bed, and kneeled down in front of me.
I didn't look at him. I was focusing very hard on the floor. I was afraid, that if I looked at him I would break down.
"You know why I'm here, right?" He whispered.
I nodded, still looking at the floor.
"Alice, could you please look at me?" he begged.
I slowly lifted my head, my eyes closed.
I opened them.
Seeing him felt like a slap in the face. I closed my eyes again. He put his hand on my shoulder. It felt good, but at the same time I knew I shouldn't feel that way. I knew I should let him go, and just be happy that he found his true love. But I couldn't help it. I was jealous of Bella. I hated to admit it. I was truly happy he found his soulmate. I just wished I was his soulmate. I heaved a tearless sob.
"Alice..." He sighed.
I knew this hurt him too.
But I couldn't stop. I began to shake with my dry sobs.
"I'm so sorry Alice. I never meant to hurt you."
I opened my eyes again. His face was full of agony.
"Jasper, I..." I was interrupted by a vision.
Edward was running, his face in a grimace of agony. The trees were flying past him at blinding speed. He wasn't paying attention to where he was heading. He was talking to himself.
"...Wouldn't help to go back..."
"...Can't hurt her like that..."
He stopped and looked around. There was snow on the ground. He didn't care. He sunk to his knees, and put his hands in his face.
"Isabella Marie Swan. I still love you." He said, but his voice was muffled by his hands.
I snapped back to reality.
My eyes focused on Jasper.
"What did you see, Alice?" He asked, only sounding politely curious.
"Edward. Running." I said. I thought for a second. Hadn't that forest looked familiar?
"I think he ended up in Alaska, but I'm not sure, because he's not sure where he is. And he doesn't care." I said, after a seconds thinking.
"All right." Jasper said, dismissively. He probably wanted to get this over with.
So did I.
"Alice. You know why I'm here. And I'll get straight to the point. I'm in love with Bella." Even though I knew it, it still felt like someone stabbed a knife through my heart.
"I'm sorry I'm hurting you. And I just want to tell you I'll always love you, but as a dear friend. My love lies with Bella..." I didn't hear him finish. Another vision interrupted him.
Bella and Jasper was standing in each others arms, in a beautiful green meadow. Bella was glowing, simply glowing. And so was Jasper. They were both radiating with love.
"I love you Jasper Whitlock Hale."
"I love you Isabella Marie Swan."
Jasper bent down to kiss Bella on her lips. Not being able to wait, she reached up on her tiptoes and kissed him first.
Yeesh. Why was I having this many visions tonight? It was along time since I had this many so close to each other. The last time I can remember having this many was when I was a newborn, and couldn't control them. They would come almost every hour.
The vision made me realize something.
I didn't need to be with Jasper. I just needed him to be happy. I just needed Bella to be happy. Who knew? Maybe my real soulmate was out there, somewhere.
I looked at Jasper, who was staring at my face, probably trying to figure out my shifting feelings.
I smiled as happily as I could at him.
Even after my epiphany, I could get used to the feeling of him belonging to another. I would need some time for that.
"What did you see?" He asked, probably confused by my smile.
"Nothing of any real importance." I said, shrugging.
"Alice, I..." He started, but I cut him off.
"Jasper, I understand. You love her and she loves you. And that's all that matters. Don't worry about me. I'll be fine. I just need time okay?" I asked, holding his face in my small hands. He patted my right hand.
"Thank you Alice. I know that must have been hard for you to accept. But I'm glad you did."
We stared at each other for awhile, remembering our time together. I was, anyway.
I smiled at him, and got up. He stood to.
"I think it's time you get back to your Bella." I said, reaching my hand out for a handshake. He pulled me in for a hug instead.
"Thank you Alice. You're much too nice to me." He said and let go.
He turned for the window, but paused.
"About Edward leaving." He ha paid more attention that I thought.
"What about him, Jasper?" Trying my hardest not to sound impatient. Now that we had had our talk, I just him to leave.
"Are you going to leave too?" he asked.
His question threw me out for a bit. It wasn't what I had been expecting, and I hadn't seen it coming. I thought about it.
"Yes, but only for a while. I need to think things over alone."
He smiled, and then he was gone.
"Only one thing left to do." I said quietly, and walked towards the door, and headed for the living room of our house.