God Blessed Texas

I Could Love You Forever

A/N: Thank you for reviewing, and sticking with this story for so long, this chapter will be filled with some drama and a bit of action. All of my reviews were good of course :) and all of you told me that you love my story, I hope to continue getting good reviews and even constructive criticism I enjoy hearing from you, but now on to God Blessed Texas!

Bella POV:

Was it just me, or did Charles and Jasper knew each other, and it wasn't just because they both are vampires, this tension seems to be built up over a long period of time. I couldn't help but sense that Jasper was changing everyone's emotions in the group, including me, to keep everything calm.

"So is she Jasper? Is she your mate?" Charles said with a devilish grin. I almost blushed, but was able to stop it before it reached the surface of my cheeks.

"Yes, she's my soon to be mate. I've asked her to marry me and she agreed."

"Good, oh don't worry Jazz I wasn't going to steal her from you, I rather like Cassandra, plus I don't like transformations, they can get pretty messy, that is if you can't control your thirst. I seem to remember that you had no trouble changing certain people."

Ok I was I missing something? What were Jasper and Charles talking about? All I could gather from the conversation was that Charles and Jasper both really didn't like one another very well. Thankfully I wasn't the only one confused, because James also had a hint of confusion on his face as well.

Just then I heard a low roaring sound, I wasn't completely sure, but I strained to hear it and then realized that it was coming from Jasper.

"Awe, did I strike a nerve with you poor Jasper? I mean, you always talked about how hard it was to control your thirst, yet you had enough control to change me and then just leave me in the field alone!" Charles all but shouted. People started to turn in our direction. I couldn't help but start to feel a bit uncomfortable with all of the eyes staring in our direction. Jasper just growled again and I was almost afraid of him, no, not of him but of what he and the other to vampires could do with their inhuman strength. I tried to calm the situation.

"I'm sorry that Jasper did that Charles, I had no idea, but Jasper isn't that kind of man anymore…he's kind and he-" I tried to say before I was cut off.

"Don't you dare try to apologize for what he did, he was always jealous of me and then he turned me into the same monster that he still is!" Charles yelled, I couldn't help but cower away in fear from his harsh tone.

"Charles, maybe we should go, I mean, it's about time for us to hunt. That'll help clear your mind." James softly said so that no one around us could hear. I could barely hear, but could gather most of what was said. I watched helpfully as James jerked on Charles' arm to get him to move. After the third tug he was finally moved from his spot and followed James out of the pub. Once they were gone, I let out a long sigh, I've never felt so much tension in one room in my entire life, and that's saying a lot considering I've spent my entire life with vampires. I mean the tensest situation I've had to deal with was when Emmett and Edward were fighting over what television show to watch. I mean, it took a while for Edward and Carlisle to repair the window and the surrounding wall, along with the fact that Alice had to reorder the flat screen TV and the entertainment center it came with.

"Are you ok Jasper?" I asked softly as I touched his shoulder. It was cold and stern, but quickly softened when he felt it was me and turned to sit next to me.

"Yes, I'm ok darlin'. I just can't believe even after all this time he's still so angry at me."

"Were you really the one to change him? I mean he seemed like he really hated you for it." I said as I trailed off the last part, it was pretty redundant considering he wasn't happy to hear it again.

"Yes, Bella, I was the one who changed him. It was in my early years of being a vampire. It was when Maria first took me under her wing after changing me. I had no control over my bloodlust, and she wanted me to get used to combat while being a vampire, sadly Charles was my target, not by choice, but by my instinct."

Soon Jasper was talking about his past, and growing up with Charles before the Civil War, before even meeting Maria. I listened closely as Jasper explained his history. It seems that the rivalry started when Jasper won the fourth grade student body president. Charles thought that he had rigged the whole thing, and that Charles should've won, but before that they were the closest friends. They grew up miles down the road from each other.

"I didn't even want to run for the student body president thing. Someone nominated me and I got elected. Charles refused to believe that I didn't want it. That's when he swore we would no longer be friends. He always tried to compete with me. Whatever I would do, he would have to do the same thing, but better. I never really wanted to compete, but after awhile you get tired of your former friend egging you on that he can beat you, so you start fighting back. And that's how it's always been. I think what made me attack him more was that Charles had the audacity to go up North and fight against his brothers and his friends."

"Are you saying that even though you both never got along very well, he'd go against his family to fight? That just doesn't make sense, but then I could see it from his point of view as well." I wasn't even sure what I was talking about anymore. I mean, back then they were fighting for and against slavery, on top of that the South was wanting to be independent, from the North. Wow, I managed to pay attention in history class, but then again, I also have a live account witness as a fiancé. I giggled to myself at the idea that Jasper was in fact born over 200 years before I was even considered.

"What I'm saying is that Charles and I have never really sat down to talk things out. I s'pose you could say that we're acting like children, but I honestly didn't do anything wrong for him to despise me so much." Jasper said with exhaustion in his voice. He took a sip of his mug of beer and sat down next to me. I couldn't help but grin. Every time I'm around Jasper I can't help but feel giddy whenever I was with him. I couldn't wait to be Mrs. Jasper Whitlock, plus to also become a vampire so that the Volturi would leave us alone, and not send any more unwanted visitors to speak with me or my family.

"Jasper, I know that you said that you didn't do anything wrong, but maybe you're going to have to be the bigger person and go to Charles and apologize. I mean, this hostility is stupid and besides I think he's an ok guy." I couldn't help but roll my eyes to myself. I was basically feeding this man's ego at him believing that he is never wrong. And that he's ok. I smirked at that thought and took my final sip of beer and grabbed Jasper by his arm and dragged him behind me.

"Where are you taking me Ms. Swan?" I heard Jasper say with a smirk in his tone.

"I want you to get your mind off of Charles, and I want you to dance with me. Think you can keep up?" I said with a cheeky grin.

"I think I can manage, you do tend to be somewhat of a klutz Miss Swan." He said in his Texas drawl.

Man he sure knows when to pull out that damn drawl.

I couldn't help but grin, and we started dancing to a slow song that someone managed to pick from the jukebox. I instantly loved the song, I could relate so much with this song.

Heartbeats fast

Colors and promises

How to be brave

How can I love when I'm afraid to fall?

But watching you stand alone

All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I couldn't help but smile as I was dancing and hugging Jasper. This song was so perfect for me and him.

I have died everyday waiting for you

Darling don't be afraid I have loved you

For a thousand years

I love you for a thousand more

Time stands still

Beauty in all she is

I will be brave

I will not let anything take away

What's standing in front of me?

Every breath

Every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you

Darling don't be afraid I have loved you

For a thousand years

I love you for a thousand more

I laid my head on his shoulder. I could smell his aftershave and cologne. It was so intoxication I couldn't help but stick my nose into the crook of his neck. It was slightly cooler compared to my warm skin. It felt nice there.

And all along I believed I would find you

Time has brought your heart to me

I have loved you for a thousand years

I love you for a thousand more

One step closer

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you

Darling don't be afraid I have loved you

For a thousand years

I love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you

Time has brought your heart to me

I have loved you for a thousand years

I love you for a thousand more

As the song faded away Jasper and I were still swaying to the song. I reluctantly pulled away and saw that every eye was on us, that's when I felt my cheeks start to redden, but instead of running away I clung to Jasper even tighter.

"Looks like our love is more obvious than we thought darlin', why don't we go and get some fresh air and take a walk." Jasper said. I was at a loss for words, because the moment we just shared I felt so close to him, not only physically, but spiritually. I know that that sounds cheesy, but that's the only way I can describe it. I just nodded my head yes, and was guided out of the pub and we started our way to down the street.

We walked for a few minutes then came across a tiny little park. In the park we could see that there was a makeshift stage, and from what I could tell, they were reenacting Romeo & Juliet.

"Jazz, how about we go watch the play?" I asked with some enthusiasm. Jasper agreed and we took the last two seats in the back row. We were just in time where Romeo came into the tomb to find that his Juliet dead on the alter in the center of the room. It was always so tragic that their love was so strong that one couldn't live without the other that they would kill themselves to be with the other in the afterlife.

The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kissA dateless bargain to engrossing death!Come, bitter conduct, come, unsavoury guide!Thou desperate pilot, now at once run onThe dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!Here's to my love!

The actor playing Romeo drinks the poison.

O true apothecary!Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die

Romeo collapses where he stood and then he is dead. I could hear a few younger girls gasp at the realization that their idol was now dead.

After Friar Laurence told the man to go get help. Just then Juliet woke up from her sleep, which was brought on by drinking a potion that gave the appearance of death.

O comfortable friar! where is my lord?I do remember well where I should be,And there I am. Where is my Romeo?

There is noise offstage. Those same girls gasped and watched with interest. I couldn't help but giggle softly as I watched them.

That's when the Friar asked Juliet to go with him, but she chose to stay with Romeo. I couldn't blame her, I would do the exact same thing in Jasper's case.

What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand?Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end:O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly dropTo help me after? I will kiss thy lips;Haply some poison yet doth hang on them,To make die with a restorative.

The iconic kiss, yet Romeo still lay in her lap dead as a door nail.

As the guards came closer and louder off stage she grabs the short dagger that was sheathed on Romeo's belt and grabs it out and held it over her head. If I thought Shakespeare was dramatic before I knew for sure that it was now.

Yea, noise? then I'll be brief. O happy dagger!

This is thy sheath;

She stabs herself in the abdomen and fake blood pools around the wound. I couldn't help but wince because you could hear the dagger stab against herself, but then they were going for life-like and dramatics.

there rust, and let me die!

She collapses onto Romeo and dies. Wow, this was very graphic for this audience, since by the looks of the audience that they were mostly under the age of at least sixteen.

Instead of going on with The Capulets and Montagues they closed the curtains and the play was over.

Wow, what a letdown. But then remember Bella the play is supposed to be a tragedy.

The curtains reopened and all the actors were standing in one line and took their bows. After that was all over Jasper and I decided to keep walking. We walked in silence, not the awkward kind, it was just that I was starting to get tired, and decided to walk while leaning against Jasper. I couldn't help but sigh with content.

"We better get you back to the hotel Bella, Alice would kill me if you got dark circles under your eyes." He said with a chuckle. I wanted to protest, but I decided to concede and allowed him to lead me back to the hotel.

"Don't forget, tomorrow we go to visit Charles and his coven, ok? I want to get to know the younger you better." I said with a tired tone and half smile.

"Anything for you darlin'." Jasper said and kissed the top of my head. We finally got to our hotel and before I knew it I was laying down in my bed, and allowed the relaxing darkness consume me.

A/N: So what do you think? Sorry it took me so long to update, been having writer's block ontop of still battling unreliable internet connection…I haven't forgotten about this story or my others, it's just taking me longer than I thought.

So I want to see what you think, do you think the meeting between Charles and Jasper will go well? Or will James have to hold them apart? Haha can't wait to see what you think!

Oh plus the review from Booksnake made me laugh so hard. I'm sorry my story made you miss your bus, but I'm very glad that you love my story so much! Hope you enjoy this chapter as well!

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