What The Hell Did I Do?
A/N: Thank you to all who read and to those that reviewed. The answer to the cookie question last chapter was Edward, and the book was Twilight. I made the quote a bit more generic so it was somewhat harder :D
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Thank you again to all who reviewed and here is chapter 22 of GOD BLESSED TEXAS
I can't believe that Jayme is going to be here in less than five hours and counting. I haven't seen her in forever. I wondered if she would recognize me when I would meet her at the airport. The reason I'm somewhat worried about it is because Alice plans on giving me one of her trademark 'Bella Barbie Makeovers' before I leave. I thought it would be nice to have Jasper take me to the airport. I hadn't been able to spend much alone time with him like I had when I was younger. I still remember when I first met him. He saved me from that bitch Maria.
I don't know what she even has against me. I didn't do a damn thing to her. Jasper says that every human has a distinct scent. I apparently have a very appeasing smell that vampires have a difficult time staying away from. I still remember having that conversation. It was both insightful and a bit awkward.
"Bella, I know that you've known what we are for about two years now, and I think it's about time to explain why we are the way we are." Jasper said to me as he was driving me to school. I didn't think we would have time for him to explain to me. But obviously he thought different. "Are you sure we'll have time?"
"Yes, Alice has seen that we'll have enough time." I was still getting used to Alice and her 'gift' as he and his family had put it. I still didn't understand why peeking into someone's future was considered a 'gift'. I found it rather annoying. Especially when she would either approve or disapprove even before I had decided on what I was going to do.
"Bella, are you listening?"
I nodded my head yes, I was eight for pete's sake, not the oblivious five year old that they still thought I was. "Yes, Jasper I'm listening." I said with an annoyed tone.
"Bella, don't get so worked up I was just checking to make sure you were actually paying attention." Crap, I had forgotten that he had a gift that could red emotions. I just started to blush and turned my head to face the opposite direction so he couldn't see me blush.
That didn't work out too well, because he gently grabbed me by the chin and turned my head so that I was facing him. "Darlin, never be ashamed of your blush, I find it rather humorous that I can still make a woman, or in your case a child, blush." He said with a cheeky grin, and I couldn't help but laugh.
"Ok Bells, back on track here. The main reason me and my family are the way we are is because, well, we don't enjoy the idea of killing an innocent human being just for food. We may be considered animals, but we'd rather not hunt like one."
I guess that made sense, but it was still out of the blue as to why he even brought it up. Yes, I was curious, but I didn't expect them, Jasper even, to bring it up so fast.
Before I could get a chance to ask him why he even thought about bringing it up we were at my school. "See you at three 'o' clock Bella." He said with a smile.
The conversation on the way home was even more awkward. With added silence moments it was one of the most awkward rides home I've had.
But I had more important things to worry about. I would need everyone to go hunting before Jayme got here. I didn't need to play referee between them. Thankfully Alice was all over the hunting schedule. She had also told me about how she saw what would happen if no one went hunting before Jayme came to visit.
Let's just say it wasn't pretty.
I was about to text Jayme about how excited I was that she was finally coming to visit when the door slammed open downstairs. I didn't need to be a vampire to hear the conversation that was going on downstairs, but I decided to check it out from the top of the stairs.
"Arianna will you please just stop and wait, let's sit down and talk about this."
"I am sitting Edward, and on that note, I'm getting my things and going back home."
Wow, I wonder what went on between Edward and Arianna. It was obvious that they both liked each other a lot. I could see it when they looked at the other. Even Alice was all for it. She had seen that the date went off without a hitch, that was one of the main reasons why I set them up.
"Ari, please wait."
"Only my friends get the right to call me Ari, and you, Edward Anthony Masen Cullen, have lost that right!" Oh boy Edward must have really done it to piss off Arianna.
"Arianna....wait....what I said before, I didn't mean it. I mean, I did mean it. But you gotta know why I said what I said."
Ok, they were talking in code. They didn't want anyone to know what actually went on on their 'date'. This was one of those times I wished I had Edwards 'gift'. I really wanted to know why Arianna was so...so...angry with Edward.
Then theres the question as to how did she figure out Edward's full name, even his human last name. I didn't even know his human last name.
I carefully ran down the stairs to try and make nice between them. But as soon as I got there Edward zipped up the stairs and slammed his door a little too hard even for my ears. I was about to go talk to him, but Arianna rolled by, more like sped by me.
Now I know that this will sound terrible, but if it weren't for the wheelchair, I would've confused Arianna for a vampire.
"Arianna, wait, please tell me what happened. You and Edward looked and seemed to be so right for each other."
"Well that's where you're wrong Isabella Swan. I blame you for this. You got my hopes up and then they came crashing down on me, like everything else in my life. I thought you and Edward were different, I thought you both cared, but instead you set me up for disaster. I never want to see you or that idiot scumbag ever again."
Wow, I was just trying to help. It was obvious that both her and Edward had some sort of connection, and I wasn't the only one that saw it either. Everyone in the house knew it, even her own family knew it. I don't know why she's mad at me when she should be yelling at Edward.
Then that's when it hit me. Arianna blamed me for what happened between her and Edward on their date. Why in the world would she do that? It's not like I ruined their date.
I decided that I had to go talk to Edward and find out from the source what exactly happened.
"What in god's name was Arianna yelling about Bells?"
I explained to Jasper and mom that Edward and Ari came home screaming at each other, and that Arianna blamed me for what went on.
"Well I didn't get a sense of blame from her, just anger, and sadness. And it's mainly directed towards Edward. So don't worry about it darlin' Ari doesn't blame you."
Well it sure feels like it. I've never seen anyone so mad at each other, besides when momma is mad at Emmett for something. Part of me wanted to go to Arianna dn ask her what Edward did that made her upset, the other wanted to go and find out from the source.
Then I thought of a plan. I would go and ask them both, see if their stories matched up at all. That's exactly what I was going to do, but nothing would prepare me for what would happen next.
A/N: Ok, so so so so sorry for not updating sooner, don't have a good excuse, and I know a lot of you are wondering when Bella and Jasper are going to get together, and I will have to say that it won't happen as fast as you all want, but I'm not going to make you wait like ten more chapters, more like one or two. I wanted to take some time to focus on some drama that's not related to Bella in this chapter.
The next chapter will come up soon I promise you guys.
Ok, cookie question time:
"I didn't know if there ever was a choice, really. I was already in too deep. Now that I knew — if I knew — I could do nothing about my frightening secret. Because when I thought of him, of his voice, his hypnotic eyes, the magnetic force of his personality, I wanted nothing more than to be with him right now." (Twilight, pg. 142)
Again, thank you for reading and sorry for the long wait!