Over My Ashes!
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Jasper POV: (set a day before confrontation)
I was sitting next to Alice watching What Not To Wear when we heard Ross and Bella Arguing. Being vampires, we have sensitive hearing. Which means that we can hear almost anything, and since Bella and Ross are in the same house, it sounded as if they were in the same room as us.
"Ross, what do you want? I need to go to bed."
I took the opportunity to check on his emotions, and I saw that he needed to hunt. He didn't need to be around Bella when he was thirsty.
"You need to go hunt, ya know."
Thank god for Bella's observancy. Usually that would've been a bad thing, but in this case this was a lifesaver.
"Jazzy, she'll be fine. You're starting to project again. I've seen it, Ross won't hurt her.
"Bells, I want you to know that I don't trust this Christian kid. I may be three years older than you, and in high school, but I feel protective of you."
I felt a sudden pang of jealousy. Why would I feel jealous of Ross?
"That's sweet Ross, but that's what Jasper, Emmett, and Edward are for. They're the intimidating older brothers."
I felt another pang of something, but I couldn't quite put a finger on it. But I could definitely feel both anger and hurt rolling off of Ross in waves. BUt he was getting the hang of controlling his temper.
"Then what does that make me? Chopped liver?"
His emotions were starting to go all over the place. What was going on through his head? This was one of the few times I wish I had Edward's gift.
"Ross, you're scaring me."
"Good, you need to be scared Bella. Something's off about Christian, and I seem to be the only one that sees it."
There was silence. Just as Emmett, Edward and I were about to rush up there, we heard Bella respond.
"I'll keep that in mind tomorrow Ross, thank you though. Now will you let me sleep, and go hunt."
I felt that Ross didn't really want to go, but we all heard his footsteps, and heard towards the door. But not before he said, "Remember, Bella, be on your guard tomorrow."
That was odd. I know that Ross and Bella had grown close, but the way he said what he said to her just didn't sound right. "What the hell what was that about? You know I never really liked that Ross kid."
"What are you talking about Em? You were both playing RockBand earlier, being buddy buddy. Now, you're changing your view of the guy just because he was rude to Bella?"
Edward had a point. Which was weird, because he didn't really trust Ross that much either. At least that's what I was able to get from his emotions. But he was defending him. That was actually confusing to me.
"Yes, Jasper, I don't trust him, but I don't think he would ever hurt Bella intentionally. Besides, he left the room before he could do anything else. I heard it in his thoughts."
I just rolled my eyes. That was such an Edward answer. Yes, you heard me Edward. I said mentally in case he was eavesdropping. He always had way of doing that without anyone ever really knowing if he was doing it or not.
I was about to say something when Ross zipped down the stairs and out the back door without even a word to us. "Well, it's obvious that he's upset. Why don't you two go and see if he's alright. Jasper, you can go upstairs and see if Bella's alright. I would myself, but Rosalie and I are going to a midnight shopping sale in five minutes, and Esme and Carlisle are out on their 'date' night."
I was about to protest, but Alice put a finger to my lips to shush me. "Don't worry Jazzy, it'll go over pretty well. She needs someone to talk to, and besides, you and her share a really strong bond. That's pretty obvious."
I let out a sigh and trudged upstairs towards Bella's room. I had already went up there before to make she was alright after she kind of got upset from Rosalie's lttle trick. I got up and zipped up the stairs. I was about to open her door when I heard her talking, but in between her talking I could hear heavy breathing.
I quietly made my way further in the room and saw that she was still asleep. That was somewhat adorable. She talked in her sleep. She wasn't saying anything to exciting, just randomly saying something about 'candy', 'too much gingerbread men', and something to do with drinking some hot chocolate. I would have to ask Bella about that later.
As quickly and quietly I sunck in I snuck back out.
Later that day
We finally got back from school after a pep session for our high school's rival basketball team. It was rather hard to be 'peppy' when you're a vampire, around a bunch of hormonal teenagers. Especially, when you're a blood-thirsty vampire who forgot to hunt that morning.
What helped me keep my cool, was thinking of Bella's disappointment, if I were to slip up. I nearly slipped when Maria blackmailed me into coming with her to get her, I made a promise to myself that I wouldn't ever hurt her, or any human as long as I lived. And since I lived forever, that meant that I would keep my promise for eternity. And if that's what it takes then that's what I would do.
I sat my prop, oops, my backpack on the couch and turned on the Tv. Nothing too exciting was on the television, but I kept flipping through the channels and finally found the history channel. I somewhat enjoyed watching this. That is, until they mess up what really went during the Civil War. That always did drive me insane. Alice wondered why I watched it, if it made me upset.
I wasn't sure why I liked to watch it so much. I guess it had something to do with feeling as if I were still human, and it helped me remember more of when I was actually human, and how I was a Major in the confederate army. I was only seventewen, but was able to pass for twenty since I was tall for my age.
I still remember when I was promoted to Major. It was around the battle at Galveston. One of my assignments involving the evacuation women and children from the city and taking them to Houston. On the night before of our troops arrival, I was to ensure that all of the civilians were safely situated, and then I returned on horseback to Galveston.
On the way there, I ran into three female vampires—Nettie, Lucy, and the woman who made me this way, Maria. She bit me that night, and three days later, I was introduced to this way of life.
Maria then brought me into the violent world of battling for territories. I became her second-in-command, and was in charge of training newborn vampires in combat. Together, myself and the new fledglings captured city after city. I was, and still am, a very skilled fighter. It was also then that I discovered my special talent: an uncanny ability to manipulate the emotions of those around me.
During following stormy years, I befriended a vampire named Peter, who often helped me to dispose of newborn vampires when they would have outgrown their usefulness. After a while, the sickening pattern of this lifestyle began to take a toll on the both of us, but Peter was the first to bow out. Five years later, he returned to see me, bringing news about a different way of life he had discovered with another newborn named Charlotte. In one conversation, I was easily convinced, and left Maria without a second thought.
I decided to travel with Peter and Charlotte for a few years, but I could not escape the deep, dark depression I was in. Because of my extraordinary talent with emotions, I was able to live peoples' feelings as I killed them. For the first century of my life, I was a filter for bloodthirsty vengeance and hatred, and while I wandered the world with Peter and Charlotte, I felt terror and fear whenever I preyed on humans. I finally became very tired of killing, then, but I couldn't find the discipline to stop. I still struggle with that to this day. Eventually, I left Peter and Charlotte and continued on alone.
But on one stormy night in 1948, I entered a small, half-empty diner in Philadelphia. There, I met Alice, who had told me that she had 'seen' Carlisle's family and their peaceful existence. Together, we set off and in 1950, found the Cullens, and to this day we have been apart of their 'family'.
But back to the matter at hand. I cannot believe that I was still so vulnerable around human blood. It just drove me mad.
"Alice, I still don't think my Belly Bean will like wearing five-inch heels. I'd say she'd be more comfortable, no, safer in ballerina flats. What do you think Jasper?"
I snapped out of my trip down memory lane and turned my attention to the arguing women in front of me. "Uh, yea, sure whatever."
"See, I told you so."
"That doesn't even count Rose, Jazzy wasn't even paying attention. I saw it, he was having a trip down memory lane. By the way Jazzy, I think ever since Bella came into our lives your self-control has gotten stronger. So don't ever doubt yourself."
I couldn't help but smile. Alice always knew how to make me smile.
"Hi everyone we're home." I looked around Rosalie and saw that Bella and Ross were home. Why was I feeling jealous? I shouldn't be feeling this way. I was married for christ sake. "Oh goodie, Bella, Rosalie and I need to get you ready for your date."
"Alice, it's not a date. Ashlee, and Kara, and Bryce, and Lance, Christian and I going to go see a movie."
I don't care. Young Lady, I want you to look hot! I want Christian's first words when he sees you, to be 'damn'."
"Alice! She's only thirteen years old for pete's sake! We don't want her looking like that until she's almost seventeen. No sooner."
"Uh, guys? I'm right here. Quit talking about me like I'm not even here."
I rolled my eyes and took the opportunity to sneak out and see if Emmett and Edward wanted to go hunting with me.
Later That Night
"Bella, if you want this Christian guy to really like you, you're going to have to wear what I tell you. Plus, if you do I'll....can't believe I'm going to say this.....won't play Bella barbie with you for a whole month."
"Really?!" I could sense her eagerness to agree. I couldn't help but chuckle to myself. This was one of the few times I loved having sensitive hearing. I was out on the balcony reading 'War & Peace' for the sixth time. I always did like to read it. Especially when I needed help passing the time.
"Wow, you feeling alright Ally?" I heard what sounded like Alice smacking Emmett. I chucked. I decided taht I would finish this book later, besides, I knew how it ended anyway.
"I'm fine Emmett, but I can't say the same for your video game collection when I get ahold of it." I don't think I've ever heard Emmett get that quiet so fast. I even felt his emotions change from fun and loving, to panic and nervousness. Even Rosalie threatened to stop doing 'it' didn't cause him to feel this nervous. His video games were his pride and joy.
I chuckled a little bit when I got a hold of Bella's emotions. She was feeling ignored. Something to do with the fact that she had a better idea of what 'it' was than they gave her credit for.
"You. Wouldn't. Dare!"
"Oh watch me monkey boy! Consider your games obliterated as of now!" I heard Alice run upstairs, then I heard a loud crash and bang.
I was starting to feel bad, but at the same time I was just glad that it wasn't me that she was taking her anger out on.
"Em, you and I both know that Alice will be back to her normal self in a few hours." This was true. Alice had her little tantrums, and was back to her normal perky self in no time.
"Yea, but why do I have to pay the price, I mean, you were the one who made her upset in the first place."
"That's true, but I'm the adorable little neice, and besides, in a month I am back to being Bella barbie."
"This is true, but why do I have to suffer? I didn't do anything."
Bella let out a sigh. "That's true Emmett, but you were the only other person around, and she couldn't quite well take it out on her only neice now could she." Bella said with all the enthusiasm and sarcasm as possible.
"You're enjoying this aren't you." I could sense Emmett's annoyance.
"Only slightly more than A LOT!"
I ran back up to my room and put the book back on the proper shelf in my study. I skimmed through my other books, and then I heard the doorbell. With my sensitive hearing I could sense that it was this Christian kid.
I laughed to myself when Christian outsmarted Rose and Alice. That didn't happen very often. So I took it for all it was worth. Once Bella and the pretty boy was gone I went downstairs to see Emmett playing Beatles RockBand. He was playing guitar, and he had apparently talked Rose into playing the drums, and Edward was playing bass guitar. Alice was singing. I decided to just sit and watch.
Time seemed to pass by so fast. Before long it was nearly ten 'o' clock in the evening. Still no Bella. "What time was the movie suppose to be over with?" This just didn't seem like Bella. She would've called if she was going to miss her curfew.
"Well in a vision I had they were going to see the movie 2012 and that's about a two and half hour movie. and they went at seven. So you're right Jasper. They should be home by now." Then all of a sudden Alice let out gasp and dropped the microphone.
"What?! What did you see Alice?!"
"C-Christian! He's really that red head we saw when we first met Holly. Then Holly came out of the bushes. Wait, I thought you, Emmett, and Edward disposed of her back in Ireland?!"
We had. In fact I was the one who started the fire!
"Yes Jasper, I was there, but Holly was real and alive in her vision!"
I needed to get there as fast as possible. I wasn't even thinking clearly. I ran out the door before anyone could stop me.
When I got there I saw Ross standing in the shadows getting ready to pounce. I saw Holly and the red head closing in on Bella and I had to do something. I wasn't going to let Ross put her in any more danger than she already was in.
We leaped in between Bella and Holly. I was guarding her from the red head, and Ross went for Holly, but stopped just short of her. He then turned to face me. His emotions were gone. I couldn't feel anything. Then out of no where he leaped towards me.
"Jasper, don't hurt him, Holly's trying to control him again!"
That's when I turned to look at Holly. Somehow I needed to get past Ross and get to Holly.
All of a sudden there was a loud scream for help. I turned to see that the red head had picked up Bella by her neck, and was slowly starting to . I could hear her gasping for breath. Ross then jumped on me, but I was able to toss him across the park and I pounced on Holly. My thoughts were confirmed, that once I distracted Holly, her control over him instantly disappeared.
"Ross, get that bitch away from Bella, before she suffocates her!"
"You're going to be too late. Victoria is one of my best fighters. Ross will be in for a surprise." Holly said as I had her pinned down to the ground. I couldn't wait until I could tear her limb from limb and burn her and blow away all the remains so that she can never be ressurected again.
"Don't underestimate me or Ross you bitch, if you harm my family, and those I care about, I am a lethal weapon. Now, any last words?"
"Yea, go to hell you bastard!"
I chuckled evily at her and tore her apart. Thank god for Alice. She had put a lighter in my pocket. I grabbed a rolling newspaper and used it as kindling for the fire.
As Holly burst into flames you could hear her cries ans screams I turned my head away. Even though she was one of the most evil vampires I've come across, I still didn't like the chore of taking a life. I gave that up so long ago.
"Uh...Jasper?....A little help." I quickly turned around and saw Ross struggling with who I assumed was Victoria. He had been able to get Bella away from her. She was breathing normally, but first I had to take care of some other business. I helped tear the woman to shreds and I lit her ablaze like I did Holly. And just like Holly, I blew away the ashes, so that they could never be ressurected.
RING! RING! RING! RING!
I checked the phone and saw that it was Rosalie's number.
"Jasper, is Bella alright? Tell me that she's alright! Alice had a vision of her, and the vision went blank. That usually means one thing. Please tell me that my little girl is alright!"
"Rose, calm down. Yes, Bella is fine. Her breathing is normal. Let everyone know that Ross and I were able to get rid of Holly and the red head woman."
"So it's true, Holly was in fact alive? But how is that possible?"
I told her what I had overheard Holly tell Bella. I wouldn't have believed it either if I didn't already hear it myself. "Rose, tell everyone that Ross and I are on our way home. Oh, and ask Alice where she thinks we should move, because New York isn't such a safe place anymore."
It was true. I don't think I could live with myself if Bella had in fact died.
A/N: Thank you to all who've reviewed, and in the next chapter I will add a new character to the mix. Hope you enjoy it and let me know your thoughts when you find out the character :)
Also, this is very long...think of it as a belated thanksgiving treat for you all :D
"Over my pile of ashes" (Breaking Dawn, Chapter 10, pg. 186)