God Blessed Texas

Goodbye Friend, Hello Trouble

A/N: Thank you again to all who've reviewed and read the last chapter, I'm glad that you love my story so much. And I am glad that everyone was happy with how things went between Alice and Jasper. As for the cookie question, since I got so many different answers, I am going to give this to everyone who reviewed :) (btw the answer was Jasper Whitlock) Also, to clarify from last chapter, Alice did cry, but there were no tears…

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Bella POV:

I still couldn't believe that Jasper just flat out told Jayme their secret, and not much beating around the bush. I was actually somewhat worried now. That was one more person that knew about vampires, and if either Chelsea, or the Volturi found out about her they would either kill her on the spot, or change her. I don't think either was a good choice at the moment.

"Alice, when will she wake up?" I said as I was lightly tapping her cheek. "She should wake up in a few minutes, don't worry, it was just from pure shock, and when she wakes up she'll just think it was a practical joke to get back at her for knowing about the surprise party." Well in a way that was a good. It saved her from the same fate that I was in for when I turned eighteen, but I actually welcomed it. I would be able to stay with my family forever now and not be taken away from them again.

"Jazzy, why don't you go see if Rosalie and the others are back yet, I'll stay here with Bella and Jayme." He looked at Alice weird for a minute, but then nodded once and was out of the room. Why was he acting so strange lately? But I would have to worry about that later.

"I had the strangest dream, Jasper and Alice told me that they were blood-sucking vampires, and I actually believed them. Oh wait, that wasn't a dream was it, Bella."

I shook my head no. "Oh then it must've been a practical joke that you tried to get back at me. I'll say that you got me good Bella. I can't actually believed you guys." Jayme said as she started to laugh a bit. Alice was right once again, Jayme didn't believe a word Jasper had just told her.

I couldn't decide if I was happy or a little unnerved by that. I mean I was glad that she doesn't have to worry about who my family really is, but I hate that I have to keep such a huge secret from her. But I want to make sure that I was able to keep her safe no matter what. Even if that meant that I had to lie to her, hell, my family did that to me, but I found out anyway.

Hopefully that won't happen with Jayme.

"Yea, you caught on, nothing gets passed you Jayme." I said with a big ass grin on my face. She knew I was kidding around when I would have a huge smile on my face.

"I think it's time for you two to get some sleep, Jayme's flight is leaving early in the morning."

Jasper was unfortunately right. Jayme would be leaving tomorrow, and we would have to go back to video chats, and instant messaging. I wish Jayme would've been able to stay longer, but her mom agreed to her only staying for my birthday then leaving the next day.

That really sucked, because I thought at for once I would have someone to that I actually knew quite well to hang around with, but I suppose that wasn't going to happen. Her mom was always a bit strict, especially what with her younger twin brothers just now learning how to walk and running all over the house. The boys were a handful for her and her mom to take care of, and what with her dad always off on business trips she tried to help her mom, but her mom was one of the types of people who felt that they could do things on their own.

I guess you could say that she was a bit bull-headed when it came to asking for help. I guess Jayme and her mom were more alike than the cared to realize.

After everything was taken care of Jasper and Alice left us to go back to sleep, but Jasper gave me a knowing look as he made his way over to my open window. "We better keep this closed for now. Wouldn't want you two to catch a cold." He said while the entire time looking at me. I knew exactly why he wanted it closed, and I could say I blamed him. I don't think I had it in me to deal with more unwanted guests tonight.

I pulled my green plaid covers up over myself up to my chest. I was unnaturally cold this evening. Alice had made a sneaky exit, and Jayme was already back asleep. She was always good at that, she'd be asleep within seconds and it would take me a few good minutes to go to sleep. Jasper walked over and flipped the light off and zipped over to my bed, and leaned down to kiss my forehead. I was shocked to feel that same electric spark that I felt earlier today. It's not that I didn't like it, I was intrigued by it. I almost starved for it. But why was it coming from Jasper? I mean, the sensation I felt from it was that of something a person would feel getting a kiss from that of a lover.

Wait, why was I thinking this way about Jasper and I? Jasper and I are just very close, I mean he saved my life all those years ago, and for that I am eternally grateful. But that doesn't explain all these feelings that are starting to stir inside of me.

"Good night darlin', have sweet dreams." Jasper said as he kissed my forehead again, this time I gasped softly at his touch, it was ice cold, yes, because of him being technically 'dead', but there was that same spark I felt earlier. What did it mean, and what was I going to do about it?

Before I knew it though, sleep came easily to me.

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"God bless it Bella, Jayme's flight leaves in two hours get up and get dressed!" Alice all but screamed from my bedroom door. I groaned a bit as I rolled around in bed. I must've slept too hard, because when I opened my eyes I had to squeeze them shut from all the bright light the clear window was letting in.

"I'm up, I'm up. Calm down Ally. I'll be down in a minute." I said in a regular voice, since Jayme was not in the room I knew that Alice would be able to hear me just fine in a normal speaking voice.

I got dressed and put on a green shirt that faded into blue at the bottom of the shirt, and a plain 'ol pair of blue jeans. I slipped on my green chucks and hurried down the stairs carefully. When I got downstairs I smelled a mixture of blueberry pancakes and scrambled eggs. It was one of my favorite breakfast meals Esme would make for me. I assumed that this was my birthday breakfast part two since Jayme was leaving.

"Wow Esme, you should open up your own restaurant. Your food is amazing!" Jayme said in between bites. I couldn't help but laugh at the sight of Jayme she had crumbs all over her shirt, and was talking with her mouth full, but then, that's why I loved her. She wasn't afraid to be herself even when she was around people she barely even knew, which used to include my family, but it looks like now she knows them somewhat better.

"I've told her plenty of times Jayme, Esme's not going to listen. She's more into interior design." Which was true, she even assisted mom and Alice with decorating my room for me. She even thought about opening up her own personal business, but what with being a vampire, and helping take care of a sixteen year old human girl, there wasn't much time for her to even try to go after her dream.

That's when I knew that I would do whatever it takes to give Esme her dream of starting her own interior design business.

"Aw Bella, that's so sweet, and I see that it will work. Don't worry I won't tell Esme, and here, this person will be able to help you too. Don't worry I'm going to go meet with him, I just want you to know where I'm going."

That was odd, then why even tell me who she was going to meet if I wasn't to go myself, but then that must've meant that it was too dangerous for me to go. That was getting very old. I was almost as old as my family; I think I could take care of myself.

I rolled my eyes at Alice's attempt to keep me safe, and opened the piece of paper.

J. Jenks

I wondered what the first letter stood for. "The name is not of importance Bella; just know that I will get all the needed papers to help you open up Esme's own business."

I was somewhat shocked, but not as much as I should've been. I mean, when I wanted something my family would drop whatever they were doing at the drop of a hat and help me in whatever way I needed. I loved that my family loved me so much to do whatever I needed, but at the same time I felt like a burden when they would drop what they were doing if I needed their help. But then the more I thought about it the more I knew they did it only because they loved me so much.

"Ok, ok, Alice, you win. I didn't really think that this was going to happen so fast, but I guess now is a good a time as any, right? Oh crap, Jayme we gotta go, you're gonna miss your flight if we don't hurry."

I hugged Alice and leaped out of my chair. I grabbed Jayme by her arm and pulled her along behind me. "Bella, slow down, I'm already packed. Now, let go of me and let me finish my cereal." I let go of her instantly, I didn't want to get between Jayme and her food, that's a battle I knew that I could not win. Now, I'm not calling her fat, I'm just saying that Jayme is one of those people who enjoy food when they see it.

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Attention! Flight 111 now boarding. Attention, flight 111 now boarding for New York City.

That was Jayme's cue to leave for home, well, her home. I can't believe that it's already time for her to leave me. "You better be on your yahoo messenger later Bells, I'm gonna freaking miss you! You should come and visit, everyone would love to see you again B."

It was nice of Jayme to invite me, but I wasn't sure if I could go back, I mean, I know that I have friends there, but I haven't even had the chance to even make friends here yet, but then I haven't relay made the effort either. That was going to change though; I was going to make some new friends.

I gave Jayme one last hug and held her at arm's length. "You better write me, Jay I miss you already." I said with tears in my eyes. I knew that this was going to be hard, but I never knew it would hurt this bad to say goodbye to one of the people I've grown close to outside of my family.

Jayme walked off towards the gate, and took one last look over her shoulder. I waved, while trying to put a believable smile on my face, but even Jasper knew that I wasn't alright. He took me into a half hug and gently squeezed my shoulder to let me know that he cared and that he was there for me.

"I'm going to miss her Jazz."

"I know Bells, I know." And that's all Jasper had to say. He didn't have to say much, I knew that he meant what he said. Just then he kissed me on the head. Yes, it was an innocent kiss, but for some reason it felt like it meant something more to me.

I shook it off and walked out of the Airport and to the parking garage that was attached to it. "Do you think when we get home I could maybe just take a walk with Daisy? We won't go far this time I promise." Jasper just chuckled at me. "Bells, you don't have to worry, if you wonder off Alice or Beau will let us know. Besides, I think Dani wants to hang with you, something about getting back at Emmett for double crossing her over some kind of bet." I giggle at the thought of Dani getting back at Emmett. He must deserve it because Dani is one of the sweetest vampires I've met.

We walked for what seemed forever, at least to me, and then we finally came back to Jasper's car. It was an amazing car. I think I might've inspired Jasper choice in car because it looked remarkably like Gibbs' car from NCIS. Gibbs' had a 1971 Dodge Challenger with a RT Hemi. I guess hanging around mom all these years I've picked up on some of the small details of cars.

"You hungry Bells?"

I thought about it for a minute, and shook my head yes. "Taco Bells sounds pretty good right now." It was weird, whenever I was upset or needed cheering up; I craved tacos from Taco Bell. I guess it was just one of my many quirks.

We waited in line forever at Taco Bell, they sometimes took a long time, what with not a lot of people on staff (a/n: at least that's the way it is at my Taco Bell)

After waiting in line forever we were almost home when out of nowhere we were hit from the rear by a green Audi TT, that was an amazing car, it could go from zero to sixty in seven seconds. It had a manual transmission, which meant that you would have to drive a clutch and I suck at driving stick, which is why I am grateful for automatic transmission.

"Son of- Bella, are you alright? Does anything hurt? You don't have to-"

"Jasper, I've fine. You don't have to worry." I cut Jasper off because he worried too much. I was fine, besides it wasn't that hard of an impact.

Jasper told me to sit in the car while he went to check the damage. I took the opportunity to check the rear view mirror and saw a woman that looked a lot like Jasper, and when I say that I mean that she had to be a vampire. Her eyes were the same color too. She had blond curly hair, was maybe a bit shorter than I was, and had on somewhat dark purple eyeliner around her eyes. She looked breathtakingly beautiful.

I don't know what possessed me to get out of the car, but I did anyway.

"Bella, I told you to stay in the car."

I was about to protest, but then I saw the female vampire's eyes go from the beautiful topaz, to that of dark charcoal. "Wow, you weren't kidding about her scent Whitlock. It's very potent." She said in a strained tone. I saw her fighting with herself and finally got control over herself.

"How rude of me little one, my name is Haley, I am also known as October. It was a nickname that was given to me in my human life I suppose. You don't have to worry though; I'm not going to harm you." She said as she held out her hand for me to shake. I hesitantly took her hand and was quickly pulled into a hug. "You never told me she was so shy Jasper."

Wait, how did this vampire know Jasper?

"To answer your unasked question Bella, Haley here, and I grew up not far from each other back when we were younger, but I moved to Houston when I was older leaving her back in Austin. " Oh ok, that made sense I guess.

"I heard that you met my mate sometime yesterday. His name is Reid, does that ring a bell?" I stopped in my tracks that was the same guy who was hitting on Jayme yesterday.

"From Jasper's thoughts I see that that's a surprise as well. Well it's true Reid is my mate, and yes Bella, by the look on your face I can honestly answer that he is in face a big flirt."

Wow, was I really that easy to read? My family found it hard to know what I was thinking. "Bella, I do not have to be a mind reader, or an empathy to know what you're thinking, because I've been where you've been before, I've just learned how to use it to my advantage."

I rolled my eyes and folded my arms across my chest. "Haley, why don't you come and visit the rest of the family, I'm sure everyone would like to meet you, and you can bring Reid." My eyes about popped out of my head when Jasper said that.

He wasn't there when Reid was hitting on Jayme I was afraid that he was going to have her as a snack, and then have me as a dessert. Then Ross had to come and make everything even more tense. I stomped off back to sit in the car and wait for Jasper.

"Not today Jasper, but we'll be over tomorrow, is that alright?"

I rolled my eyes and slammed the car door shut and started thinking of ways to try and get out of having to put up with Reid.

A/N: So what did you think? The last part of this chapter is dedicated to Bella Alice Rose. I told her that she was Jayme, but instead I made her own character in the story ;) I thought it was the only way to make it up to her for forgetting about her ;)

Plus, you really need to review, I love hearing what you have to say about my story, and what's going on, and the next one will be Jasper figuring out how to let Bella know how he feels about her, and you can see that she's starting to feel the same way too ;)

Cookie Question:

"You truly are one frightening little monster." (Eclipse, p.396)

Plus, I deleted a story, so this way I have one less story to worry about, plus to me that story was a dud anyway, besides I have two new story ideas cooking up in my head and I want to get at least two more stories completed before I do that.

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