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Happy Birthday

Bella

It was another dull unpleasant day filled with showers of dull rain though our family preferred the grey skies for concealment purposes I found myself missing the sun to feel its caress again would be a joyous thing. I sighed shrugging aside my despair for the time being. Today my little girl would be turning sixteen her birth was nothing something I would forget lightly to this day I could feel the phantom pain and the joy which had accompanied it , I remembered when I had been merely sixteen it felt like such a long time ago now like a faded memory kept tucked in a long lost album covered in dust from disuse. My eyes remained closed as I asses the things to come Esme had taken to planning to the last detail allied with Rose and Alice I had no idea who was worse my sisters or mother in law still I could not begrudge them Renessmee has grown into a fine young girl beautiful and strong. She was like me in many ways yet she was stronger than I had been taking after her auntie Rose in many ways. The duvet slipped as my husband stirred hair disheveled and messy as he curled closer towards me fingers reaching to skin across my arm. My love for Edward had changed over the years moving past idealistic teenage romance and maturing into a deep familiarity and companionship looking back I was embarrassed by my behavior of how desperate I had appeared how naive I was, yet here we were together still there had been times when I had wondered in many ways Edward had stayed the same at times it had frustrated me while I had grown matured throughout the years it would seem that my husband despite his age had a tendency to behave as a melodramatic teen in the past I had found it fascinating now it annoyed me but we were together despite all of our ups and downs. With a sigh I rose body now used to my quick movements. I pondered my choices for today before settling on a comfortable pair of jeans and from fitting top, I had Rosalie to thank for my new found confidence and sense of style. Had it not been for Renessmee I wondered how we would have turned out would she still have resented me so? My movements caused my husband to rise eyes glancing around before settling on my face as usual his lips curved into that crooked grin of his my feet carried me to him lips dropping to his to press a fleeting kiss before i danced away. he pouted no doubt annoyed by the lack of intimacy in truth we had not gotten the chance to be together for a while mainly due to our daughter and family I did miss him yet I felt as though our marriage did not have to rely solely on sex."Good morning" I had gotten used to the bell like quality to my voice still it seemed to cause Edward some happiness as he struggled upwards to catch my hands in his "Good morning love" his breath ghosted passed my cheek in a mimic of a caress his lips moved to touch my own but I danced away unable to hide the smirk as he frowned "enough of that we have alot to do today" He sighed "of course forgive me" his eyes danced as he hastened to dress watching him gave me a sense of contentment my life had been such a roller coaster it was nice to have such normality now, yet if I was to be honest i still felt as though something were lacking I never shared this with Edward fro fear of causing him hurt he did after all have a tendency to overreact. Once finished my palm joined his together we descended the sound of music filled the house making our daughters presence clear. She had a tendency to forget how ell we could hear things I held back a wince as we entered automatically she paused as she glanced our way fingers reaching to turn the volume down a bashful smile pulling at her lips."Happy birthday darling" automatically my arms sought her out wrapping around her warm body and pressing her close I could hear her sigh art frustrated the other part happy I was aware of how overprotective I was but give our past could anyone blame me. "Thanks mom" her voice was soft eyes regarding my adoration, I tensed as Edward came near it seemed to be a subconscious urge one I could never shake it may have been due to have resistant Edward had been to having our daughter of the lengths he was willing to go to in order to keep me safe still I relaxed and allowed father and daughter to embrace. Seeing them together always made me realize had lucky I was to have not only them but such a strong supportive family around me. "You are aware Alice and Jasper are taking you shopping today" Edward murmured winking my way of course the plan was to keep Ren away long enough for us to prepare Alice had been a very energetic volunteer I just hoped poor Jasper would be okay, thinking of Jasper made me feel a flutter of something warm and pleasant. "Yeah it should be fun I love hanging out with Aunt Alice and Jazz" Ren smile eyes faraway, my eyes tightened I had noticed that Ren ha d been doing this alot lately referring to her uncle Jasper as just Jazz I had a sneaking suspicion that she had a crush on the blonde haired vampire not that i could blame her Jasper was quiet handsome and strong. My own thoughts began to drift only stopping short when Edward made his way to the sink clearing away the remnants of breakfast. "So what will you guys be doing while I'm gone?" her eyebrows wiggled chocolate brown eyes warm with amusement. if I could I would have blushed "Oh nothing we'll probably just visit the family" the lie fell easily from my lips she watched me for a moment before smiling and glancing away. "Did you open your presents yet? Edward quietly topaz eyes gleaming with challenge my own narrowed it had become something of a competition over the years Edward and I could never decide on a gift ever since Ren had been a babe, instead of arguing we had decided to buy our own presents, there was no real desire to win but it was satisfying seeing who's present Ren enjoyed most. In turn our daughter grinned "I love ,my ring mum" her fingers dangled proudly to reveal the elegant band I had decided on simplicity with a slight flair the ice gold suited her well as did the blue gem claiming three areas small enough to be sophisticated instead of gaudy. Edward frowned as we embraced no doubt uneasy as to how our daughter had taken to his own present as if sensing his gaze Ren turned lips curving into a mirror of her fathers grin, my stomach sank "I don't think anything could compare to what you bought me dad" her voice was gushing overly joyous the dread gripped me. If anything I knew how extravagant Edward could be spoiling our daughter there was one thing I had flat out refused though despite her age I knew a car was not something Ren was ready for though she was mature in many ways she did have her moments of teenage rebellion a car would only aid her in her teenage tantrums allowing her free access to town and to sneak away to see Jacob. Jacob's relationship with my daughter was not something I was particularly concerned about I knew how the dark haired male felt but I also knew my daughter she held no desire for the bronzed shifter. I continued to frown as she went on eyes gleaming with joy and excitement I did not need Jasper's gift to tell just how happy she was "I'ts beautiful and just what I wanted a Mercedes is something I had always dreamed about" a light blush decorated her cheeks a mirror of her enthusiasm "Anything for my girl" his arms reached to pull her tighter as my teeth clenched and ground together I hated Edward for doing this once again I would have to be the bad guy. His face turned to me lips twisting apologetically my palms tightened. His face became wary the longer I remained silent "Ren" I began smoothly watching as her smile froze eyes churning with reluctance. The sheer blare of a car horn halted my words I could almost feel the relief the two felt as I turned to open the door, I tossed a glare Edwards way this was not over. My fingers splintered the handle as I flung the wood inwards unable to contain the budding frustration in my gut Jasper's smiling face greeted me. For a moment he looked angelic a lost warrior of God bathe in dim light face handsome and open body lean and strong, that warmth returned the longer I watched him mind slipping from my earlier annoyance. He such an enigma Jasper kind and loving but with a hint of caution I knew of his past but I was certain there was more to the story to the markings painting his body battle scars still fresh and chaotic. His blonde hair gleamed as he inclined his head towards me in greeting smile slipping I quickly smiled back attempting to quell that delicious warm sensation feeling things around Jasper was always dangerous. I had noticed how attractive the blonde was even in the early days with Edward but it had never particularly affected me the more the years passed particularly after Ren's birth I had been feeling different noticing little things at first about him the way he smiled, his laugh those quiet thoughtful looks, I yearned to become close to touch and yet I chastised myself for such feelings for such yearnings. I had never really noticed just how attractive before. "Jasper" my voice was a little too warm judging by how he regarded me brow drawing together in thought yet his lips pulled into a bright smile almost inviting "Bella" that voice soft warm I suppressed a shiver. I only noticed Alice when she pushed her way forward petite and fragile looking against Jasper's towering strength "Alice" her arms surrounded me pulling me tight her scent washed over me familiar and soothing "It's good to see you again Bella" we parted slowly I enjoyed Alice's company but lately we had begun to drift mainly due to how different our lives were my eyes glanced Jasper's way maybe it was more than that "Come in" I ushered them inside willing my mind to quieten. In they came Alice quickly with an energetic bounce her husband at a slower pace arms brushing against mine as he passed it was strange give the amount of space we had yet I felt myself enjoying the teasing brush. I only had a moment to admire his lean frame before Ren hurried over attacking the couple. a quiet laugh pushed past my lips her happiness infectious as her arms flung around a bewildered and somewhat amused Jasper. "Happy birthday Ren" his voice was tinged with his amusement arms reaching to press her tight seeing them together made my stomach whirl a bitter resentment searing at the base of my throat I pushed it aside quickly unable to meet Edwards eyes as he came close arms wrapping around me fingers squeezing gently. If anything my daughter clung tighter slowly Jasper wiggled from her hold fingers casually brushing through her hair eyes warm and affectionate. "Yes happy birthday" Alice's voice was almost too exuberant arms eagerly reaching to pull the younger girl close "Thank you aunt Alice" her smile was almost bashful a faint blush staining her cheeks her eyes lingering on Jasper. If anything the looks confirmed my suspicions throat squeezing with that bitter ugly feeling I refused to name it yet I had felt it before many years ago, jealously was not an emotion I enjoyed and yet my eyes watched the blonde how could I stop myself. I pressed myself closer to Edward attempting to ignore that sickening feeling as Ren chatted I nodded my head every now and then humming in response Jasper's eyes lingered on me the whole time intent and calculating. I forced myself to look away to ignore that gaze as I linked Edwards fingers with my own, eyes settling on the wedding band laying there. Seeing the innocent gold piece increased my guilt how could I allow myself to feel such things for y husbands brother a husband who despite all his flaws loved me truly willingly risking his life to keep mine from harm and yet I wanted to feel that warmth to explore the enigma which was Jasper. Cool fingers touched my face Edwards gaze was searching tender how could I feel such things how could I hurt my dear Edward. My fingers tightened in his pressing him close ignoring the almost burning gaze on the side of my face I did not need to turn to know who was the owner of such a look. "We have presents" Alice's voice brought me back I turned in time to see two bright parcels being handed to Renesme the bright coloring was no doubt Alice's doing Jasper did not seem the type to be so flamboyant. My daughter was clearly spoilt as she shrieked and hurriedly tore apart the delicate paper she stilled as she opened a dark velvet box, fingers stroking the material almost reverently. i found myself leaning closer to get a better look as Edward began to converse with his brother slowly her fingers opened the box eyes shimmering with something close to reverence, all the while I could feel Jasper so close a few inches and the necklace caught the light sparkling into a million strands of colour, it was something which stole my breath. It appeared to be handcrafted delicately twisted gold into a spiraling pattern encrusted with emerald, jade and sapphire, the colours were complementary to Ren's skin . In the center Renessmee's name adorned the piece an elegant script mirroring the gems glow. It was something to be prized a piece worthy of any queen, I felt envious Edward had never granted me such a gift yet feeling the emotion I immediately felt guilty and spoilt. I felt Edward shift eyes appraising the chain with interest. "Do you like it?" Jasper's voice broke the sudden quiet gold eyes glancing my way quickly before returning to the young girl Ren. "Oh Jasper" her voice was soft eyes shimmering with something close to tears "I love it I.. thank you I promise to never take it off" hastily her fingers reached to clasp the chain around her neck hands gently fingering the delicate script. Hurriedly she moved to embrace the vampire , he caught her easily accepting the shower of hugs and gentle kisses placed on his cheeks. That bitter feeling returned seeing those kisses "Ren" I interrupted sternly something in my voice caused Edward to turn to me as Jasper laughed voice musical and rich yet his eyes they watched me with interest. My heart fluttered as I met his gaze something stirred in those golden depths something dangerous and inviting, I swallowed reflexively gripping Edward tight. It seemed endless our locked gaze I didn't notice Ren moving as she reached to open Alice's gift I vaguely recalled her voice muttering about the new temptation perfume and how had Alice possibly found it despite it not yet being released. "I have my ways" Alice's voice was smug almost arrogant as she tossed her hair golden eyes twinkling with contentment. "Sorry to cut our visit short but we have to get a move on shopping is not something which can wait" Edward huffed breath puffing past my cheeks "Of course Alice" I felt him guide me braking the silent messages passing between his blonde haired brother and I. The cool air outside helped to break my thoughts allowing me to breath a little easier. I noticed the brand new Mercedes occupying our driveway its inky black colour stark even in this lighting "Do you see what dad got me Jasper" Renessmee sounded almost inviting her eyes fluttering ever so slightly lips curving into a smile."Nice" Jasper's vice was appreciative eyes sharing a look of understanding with his brother who straightened accepting the silent praise his mouth turned to me with a grin in a I told you so manner. The annoyance returned "I'll see you later" Ren moved to hug me close for the moment I forgot those conflicting feeling inhaling my baby's sweet fragrance "Take care" she nodded eyes serious as she hurried to Alice's bright yellow car."She'll be okay Bella" Alice assured me granting me a quick hug before joining Ren. "Ill call Carlisle" it was a whisper brushing my ear before I felt Edward vanish from my side. I nodded not trusting my voice hands moving to wave at Ren's excited face. "We'll have her back soon around six" Jasper's voice shattered my quiet resolve "Thanks" for a moment our eyes met and then I found myself reaching for him desperate to touch surprise conquered me as he reached for me also fingers twining with my own. The touch was electric and yet not enough I craved more shyly I glanced towards him feeling his fingers squeeze my own "Bella" his lips parted eyes flaring and I felt it his want his need my lips parted arousal stirring in my gut.His eyes glanced to my lips a silent question and I wanted it I wanted him to take me here in front of everyone that thought broke my thoughts like a shower of ice cold water I stumbled back his fingers dropping mine instantly. Before I could speak he was joining Alice and Ren. "Okay?"my husbands voice broke me the guilt threatening to suffocate me "Fine" I swallowed watching them speed away.




Renessmee

Driving with the Cullen's was a thing of magic, it was close to the sensation of flying feeling the wind brush through my hair and whip across my face was thrilling. My father would always drive recklessly mom never enjoyed it she would demand that he be more careful of course logically she was right but then again. I threw my head back enjoying the sensation allowing w hoop to pass my lips behind me Alice laughed voice musical like a thousand bells. In many ways Alice was closer to a sister than an auntie despite her age she behaved as though she were still a teenager at times, sometimes I could see how annoying it could be but other times I craved her childlike nature. I turned my gaze to Jasper I always enjoyed how he would break all the silly little rules like this one if mum were here she would flog him alive, I fingered the chain hang from my neck lightly. In many ways Jasper was everything to me a protector a friend but try as I might I could never allow myself to love him as an uncle, as I grew older my feelings had changed becoming deeper more meaningful, I desired him in ways I shouldn't and yet how could I help myself. i glanced towards him so handsome and strong mum had told me before of hos he had been caught up in war and that was why he had so many scars, they fascinated me sometimes he would allow me to touch them and I longed for those moments. I grinned at her. I loved the way Jasper drove so fast it was just so amazing. Mom and dad would always drive slowly when I was in the car. I looked at Jasper as I fingered the beautiful necklace he had given me. He was just so handsome. I took in the way his blonde hair shone even on this dark day and the way his gold eyes seemed to glow with an inner light. I knew Jasper wasn't my real uncle maybe that was why I really liked him, why I was crushing on him at the moment. Maybe it was him because of the amount of time we spent together or maybe because he just understood me. All I knew was that I couldn't call him uncle Jasper anymore I had giving that up when I had turned fourteen it was around that time I started to see him differently. I stared at him just appreciating his beauty. How strong and lean his body looked and the scars that lined his arms like tattoos. I knew getting those marks must have been hell. My mother had told me once what it felt like to get bitten. I still shuddered anytime I thought of that tale. "Like being in hell with nothing but a burning fire for company" she had told me. For Jasper I couldn't imagine how painful it must have been. I continued to stare at him taking in he's tight see through like white shirt which buttons were opened halfway down. I liked the way the shirt clung to every ab and muscle he had and the way the opened buttons have me the perfect view of his well muscled chest. I couldn't help but fantasise running my hands over that incredible chest, of kissing that perfect angelic face. My heartbeat accelerated and it was extremely difficult trying to block my emotions from him. Just then his gorgeous golden eyes looked at mine through the rear view mirror. I blushed scarlet a trait I had inherited from my mother. He smiled at me playing havoc with my heart. I smiled back still flushing red and Alice laughed at me causing my blush to deepen. I couldn't help but feel jealous as I watched Alice intertwine her hand with Jasper's. I tried to shrug it off today was my birthday and I was going to have fun. I threw my head back again grinning today was going to be a great day.

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Bella's POV

Meanwhile: Edward and I raced through the forest towards the Cullen's beautiful house. It had only been five minutes since Renessmee had left but we had loads to do! My mind was still what that look had been in Jaspers eyes and why had he hid it? Did that mean he felt attracted to me like I was attracted to him? Did he feel the sparks and electricity when we barely touched? It was all just eating away at me. I just had to know. We soon reached the Cullen's. We came to a halt as we approached the large door. We didn't even get a chance to knock as the door flung open to reveal a grinning Emmet. "Welcome all" he grinned ushering us inside. I laughed quietly Emmet could brighten anyone's day. Inside the Cullen house with us today was Amy (Edwards sister) Carlisle, Esme, Rose, Jacob, Seth and of course Emmet. I smiled at each of them as Edward and I entered. "Oh good you here" Rose said a clear look of annoyance on her gorgeous face. "We need help" Seth explained giving Edward a brotherly thump on the shoulder. Edward grinned returning the gesture gently. I raised my eyebrows obviously we wouldn't do as well as Alice but we would try our best. Squaring my shoulders I turned to Esme "Hand me the streamers" I said. It was time to get cracking.

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Jacob's POV

I soon began to get bored as we decorated. I still couldn't believe my little Nessie was sixteen. We were best friend but anytime I would try to be more she would pull away from me. Okay I understood that maybe I had moved a little fast but I couldn't help it she was just so beautiful so perfect. But now that she was going to be sixteen things would be different. Finally she would be able to see me as more than a friend! I wrinkled my noise God this was torture. Okay I didn't exactly hate the bloodsuckers but we weren't the best of buddies either! My nose was burning from that sickly sweet smell. My eyes scanned the room for something of interest. My eyes settled on the blonde Rosalie now I could have fun there! But I didn't want to chance it not with the big guy standing right beside her. Sighing I returned to work. It was stupid why couldn't I have brought Nessie shopping instead of the annoying pixie and tall scarred blonde guy? My eyes scanned the room again and settled on Edwards arm locked around Bella's waist. Man I still couldn't stand that bloodsucker but I had to get on with him for Nessie's sake! Rolling my eyes I returned to work to my brainless job thinking only of Nessie.

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Ren's POV

Later: I was exhausted from shopping! Alice and I had shopped till we dropped literally! While Jasper had carried our bags what a gentleman! Alice got into the car grinning while Jasper loaded the booth. Smiling at Alice I stumbled my way around back to offer Jasper my help. It was only fair he had carried all our stuff. I stood watching for a few moments taking in the way his white shirt strained against his rock hard body. My heart was pounding 90. I felt my blood rush around my body. It's just a crush I told myself lightly though I knew it was something, something alot deeper. "Do you need some help?" I managed to ask him desperately trying to control my rapid breathing. He turned and smiled at me God he was breathtaking. "Aren't you tired? He chuckled musically. "I'm okay" I said brightly his voice sounding like music to my ears. "Well if you insist" he smiled. Eagerly I went over to him in order to help him. As we loaded the car his cold hand brushed mine as he placed in the last bag. My heart thundered it felt like electricity shooting through me just at that brief touch. Oh no this definitely wasn't a touch it could only be love. I dragged in a deep breath as he closed the booth with a bang. I got into the car shakily. Alice turned to smile at me her golden eyes glittering. I smile back weakly. I felt guilty I loved Alice to bits how could I be in love with her husband! I was terrible a terrible niece and friend. But I couldn't help how I felt. How many times had I fantasised about kissing her husband? Of letting him be my first. Just thinking of that was dangerous my heart continued to pound and my breathing kept speeding up. No I could never do that but my heart my soul was telling me I could "You okay Ren?" Alice asked snapping me back to reality away from my fantasises of Jasper and me. I blushed "I'm fine I stammered. "You sure?" Jasper asked looking at me with concern obviously he felt my anxiety. I nodded quickly and after a long moment Alice and him began to talk. I breathed a sigh of relief and rested my head against the cool window. It was going to be a long day.

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Bella's POV

Elsewhere.

I grinned happily as I looked around. We were done finally. Okay I didn't look as good as Alice's work but it was still pretty good. I felt Edwards arms slip around my waist. I leaned back against him happily feeling guilty for my thoughts about Jasper. "I'll start making the calls" Rose said flipping out her phone. "You think she'll like it?" Edward asked me holding me tighter. "I hope so" I murmured looking around. It didn't take Ren's friends long to arrive. I pasted on a smile as I breathed in that delicious scent blood. Edward kissed the top of my head reassuring me. I smiled up at him and rolled my eyes when I heard Jacob snort. I really didn't like Jacob hanging around anymore for some reason he just irritated me. "There here!" Emmet said excitedly dragging Rosalie behind the sofa. "Emmet!" she protested fixing her hair. Carlisle flicked off the light switch plunging us in darkness. We remained quiet there was only the gentle sound of breathing in the darkened room. I could hear footsteps approaching and laughter. I felt my body tingle when I recognised Jaspers laugh. The door opened and Rens puzzled voice said "Why's it so dark?" "Surprise!" everyone shouted jumping up as the light switched on. Ren clutched her chest grinning. "Oh wow" she murmured tears glittering in her eyes. In a flash Ren was surrounded by her friends. They gushed and screamed together and I couldn't help but notice many of Rens friends were giving Jasper admiring looks. I felt a knot in my stomach knot a tight knot and a flash of jealousy so strong it made me gasp. Edward moved from my side to get the cake ready. I felt slightly lost without his arms around me. Though all my attention was focused on Jasper. I couldn't help the feeling I had. I was so deep in thought I didn't notice Jasper moving to my side until he was right beside me. I looked at him and well he looked embarrassed. If a vampire could blush Jasper would have been scarlet. I was dimly aware of Alice putting the stereo on. After a moment the room was filled with pounding music. "Never again" Jasper said to me his voice light slightly teasing. "Was it that bad?" I laughed staring into his golden eyes. He smiled and leaned down to whisper in my ear. His sweet scent swirled around me and my body tingled. No I shouldn't be feeling this. "I don't know how you manage it I'm wrecked" he whispered his breath feeling cool against my skin. I shivered slightly but not from cold. "Can't you handle a little shopping?" I teased what was I doing? "I guess I can't" He murmured staring into my eyes and there was that look in his eyes again. But he wasn't hiding it now. "What about you can you handle it?" he murmured. My breathing began to speed up something told me we weren't talking about shopping anymore. I recognised that look desire he had that look since I had come back and now I knew. My feelings took over then overriding my sense. "I can handle alot of things that you don't know about" I whispered teasing him. Oh God what was I doing I was flirting with him! Why was I when I knew he desired me! He chuckled electricity arching between us. "You want to dance?" he asked his voice low and seductive. I knew I shouldn't not when he was attracted to me but I was attracted to him. I gave him my hand and he took it pulling me tightly to him .My whole body sizzled. Ooh God I shouldn't be doing this I shouldn't be doing this! We moved together closer to the beat of the pounding music. I moved against him while his hands guided my hips. Desire raced through me like fire. I saw Jaspers admirers glaring at me. "Something wrong" Jasper murmured against my cheek his skin felt so soft against mine. "I don't think your fans like me very much" I teased continuing to move against him. Jasper chuckled holding me even closer. Oh God there was something between us. What was I doing what about Edward? But right now my body wanted what it wanted. "Do you like me Jasper?" I whispered unable to keep the question to myself I just blurted it out. Jasper didn't say anything to me for a long moment. I didn't think he was going to answer but then he said softly so softly so no one else could hear. "I do Bella more that you'll ever know" My heart fluttered Hell I was in so much trouble!

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Ren's POV

"Your uncles so hot Ren" one of my friends gushed again. I smiled tightly while all I wanted to do was scream. I was full of anger and yes jealousy burning jealousy. I watched with narrowed eyes as mum danced with Jasper. My love Jasper how dare she! What was she doing dancing against him like that! She didn't need to hold him that close did she? I was so mad Jasper was mine not hers. He didn't even like her he was just being nice! He wouldn't fall for her in her dreams! Why was she doing it? What about dad? It wasn't fait it was my birthday. I knew I was jealous but I couldn't help it. I loved him and she was trying to take him away from me. I clenched my fists not paying the slightest bit of attention to anything except them dancing. Jasper with his arms around her and her grinding against him. I hate her I thought shocking myself. No that was wrong of me. I loved mum to death but still I felt that burning rage that anger. I couldn't tear my eyes away from Jasper his hands on mum's hips hers arms around his neck as she moved her body in time with his. It should be me there not her. I jumped when I felt a cold hand on my shoulder. I turned to look up at my father who was looking down at me with worried eyes. Oh damm I forgot dad could hear everything I was thinking! I blushed scarlet while my friends gushed on. "Let's talk Ren" he said quietly leading me away from the girls. Shakily I walked with him into the kitchen. I stared at the floor while her leaned against the counter. He sighed "So Jasper" he said his voice weary. I nodded feeling embarrassed "I hoped it was just a crush" dad murmured then sighed again. "I love him dad" I said and to my surprise my voice was steady. "Oh Ren come on now it's hardly love your only sixteen as of today" he said smiling slightly. "It's not a crush I love him" I insisted getting angry all over again. "It's just infatuation Ren it's just because you spend time together" dad shrugged. "No it's not" I snapped "I love him and he understands me better than anyone else!" I yelled. Dad's eyes widened and I could tell I had hurt him. I wanted to say sorry but I couldn't not now. I stormed past him into the cool night. I took deep breaths trying to calm down. I heard someone behind me. My head whipped round as he approached. "Happy Birthday Ren" he whispered pulling me into his arms. My heart accelerated yes! I knew he cared about me too. His lips met mine gently softly and I clung to him. Jasper my mind said again and again as he kissed me. My eyes closed and then opened something was wrong. Jasper didn't feel this warm. He didn't smell bad! I pulled out of his arm and glared up at Jacob. I had only imagined Jasper instead I had been kissing Jacob! I shuddered I didn't like Jacob like that! "Ren's what's wrong?" Jacob asked puzzled. "Why did you kiss me!" I snapped angrily. This wasn't right Jasper was supposed to be my first kiss my first everything. But Jacob had ruined it. "I thought you wanted me to" Jake said looking hurt. I felt bad and hugged him hard. He was my best friend. "I'm sorry Jake" I said holding him tight. "It's okay" he smiled a huge smile. "Who gave you that?" he asked jealousy in his voice as he pointed to my necklace. I cradled it gently in my hand "Jasper gave it to me for my birthday" I said softly. Jake whistled "Looks expensive" I blushed he was right it was expensive of course. "Come on lets go back inside " I said taking his warm hand in mine after all I had someone to apologize to.

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Bella's POV

I danced all night with Jasper. The attraction between us was electric! Eventually it was time to go home. I couldn't get rid of the feeling of Jaspers arms around me. I liked that feeling. I could still smell his sweet scent against my skin. I felt reluctant as we left and guilty as we bid farewell to the Cullen's. It was really late. We got home in no time. The sky was completely black and the air was cold. Edward unlocked the door quietly. We made our way inside soundlessly. "Goodnight" Ren said smiling and disappearing into her bedroom. "Night" Edward and I coursed. For some reason I knew Ren wasn't happy with me. Smiling Edward took my hand. I smiled back at him feeling extremely guilty. Edward was my husband my beautiful husband and I had been flirting with Jasper of all people. Who had admitted he liked me I was in deep trouble. Jasper just thinking his name sent shivers up my spine. "Let's head to bed" Edward murmured putting his strong arms around me. I nodded and kissed his lips softly. Smiling he lifted me and carried me to our room. All the while however my heart and soul were somewhere else.

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