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Twilight Saga: A Different Story

By animechick98

Replies: 354 / 10 years ago

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[center [size18 [i What if everything had been different?]]

[size12 [i A question often asked, but usually the only answer found end up being 'Should have' or 'could have' or 'would have' in the end. But the future is always changing and wavering. Any difference, big or small, gives a completely different outcome.]]

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Mary Alice Swan is to be statistically considered among one of many typical children or teenagers in North America. The seventeen year old has two parents who are divorced a majority of her life and at least of them has remarried.

This girl isn't a typical teenager though for her mother Renee, the one remarried recently, always says it's like her darling was born in her thirties and had just been getting older. Her biological father, Charlie, also agrees with that.

Which is how we get to where we are now; this girl who is seen as an oddity and a 'freak' by many in her home of Phoenix, Arizona is about to do. With a heart of gold she decides to spend her last year and a half of high school with her father so her mother will no longer have to feel lonely as her new husband travels the US in hopes of getting signed onto a major-league baseball team.

And that's where the story starts to sing; in a tiny little place called Forks, Washington that has a Quileute Indian reservation less than half an hour's drive from the main part of town. It's a small town so a large amount of people know and care that she's coming thanks to her father being the police chief....

...That is a large amount of people know [i except] for a little mixed-family who's only lived in the town a few years. They aren't ones to gossip or pay attention to such nonsense since it's usually about them. The girl who is coming is going to surprise many, but none more so than the Cullen family.

Yet she'll be the most surprising to their figuratively 'youngest' son:

Jasper Whitlock Hale-Cullen.]

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+ Isabella Swan (now known as Isabella "Bella" Brandon) is with Edward in this already. She was changed in the very first years of the 1990's so she is the youngest vampire of the family. Edward changed her after being enraptured with her for a month and a hit-and-run putting her on the brink of death. They don't have a daughter.
+ [b Jasper broke away from the clutches of Maria and her horrible Newborn Army not to long after the woman broke his pocket-watch from his human life in a fit of rage after he let two newborns, Peter and Charlotte, escape with their lives. That watch was the last thing he had of his family and the pain of losing it let him escape Maria's enchantment abilities.]
+ None the vampires in this universe sparkle. Their skin doesn't disco-ball the light like diamond would, but rather manages to both deny yet absorb it all at once. Thus, vampires in this world glow in a way.
+ [b Alice and Bella are biologically related. Bella was adopted into the Brandon family as an infant after her biological mother gave her up for adoption. That woman was Alice's grandmother and Bella was Grandma Higgins' first child. This info was discovered through the psychopathic vampire James. Renee is unaware that she has an older sister. Let alone one that is registered as 'dead' officially.]

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[center [b [size13 Mary Alice Swan (Alice Swan):]] Taken by Me]
[center [b [size13 Jasper Hale-Cullen (Jasper Whitlock):]] Taken by [http://rp.eliteskills.com/u.php?u=19304 Kooza]]

[h3 Roleplay Timeline]

[center [b [u [size15 Alice's First Day of School — Twilight:]]]]
[center [b [size14 Thursday of January 9th, 2016]]]

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[center [b [u [size15 Amount of Time Spent in Forks So Far:]]]]
[center [b [size14 1 year, 2 months, 1 week — Sunday of March 13th, 2017]]]

[h3 Class Schedules]

[b [u [size14 Alice's Classes for Junior Year]]]
1st Period — World Writing & Literature; Senior Level — 7:15 to 8:05
2nd Period — Physical Health & Fitness; Junior Level — 8:10 to 9:00
3rd Period — Pre-Calculus Math; Senior Level — 9:05 to 9:55
4th Period — Cafeteria/Lunch/Op. Free Roam — 10:00 to 11:00
5th Period — Animal & Plant Biology; Junior Level — 11:05 to 11:55
6A Period — Band and Orchestral Ensemble — 12:00 to 12:50
6B Period — Band and Orchestral Ensemble — 12:55 to 1:25
7th Period — US History & Culture; Junior Level — 1:30 to 2:20
8th Period — Language (Italian or Spanish); Junior Level — 2:25 to 3:15

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[b [u [size14 Jasper's Classes for Junior Year]]]
1st Period — Physical Health & Fitness; Junior Level — 7:15 to 8:05
2nd Period — Automotive Management and Design — 8:10 to 9:00
3rd Period — Trigonometry Math; Junior Level — 9:05 to 9:55
4th Period — Cafeteria/Lunch/Op. Free Roam — 10:00 to 11:00
5th Period — Animal & Plant Biology; Junior Level — 11:05 to 11:55
6A Period — World Art and Creativity; Senior Level — 12:00 to 12:50
6B Period — World Art and Creativity; Senior Level — 12:55 to 1:25
7th Period — World Writing & Literature; Senior Level — 1:30 to 2:20
8th Period — US History & Culture; Junior Level — 2:25 to 3:15

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[b [u [size14 Alice's Classes for Senior Year]]]
1st Period — Study Hall (History — Computer Lab) — 7:15 to 8:05
2nd Period — Study Hall (Science — Computer Lab) — 8:10 to 9:00
3rd Period — Study Hall (Math — Computer Lab) — 9:05 to 9:55
4th Period — Lunch Time/Optional Free-Roam — 10:00 to 11:00
5th Period — Physical Health & Fitness; Senior Level— 11:05 to 11:55
6A Period — Band and Orchestral Ensemble — 12:00 to 12:50
6B Period — Band and Orchestral Ensemble — 12:55 to 1:25
7th Period — Historical Writing & Verse; Senior Honors — 1:30 to 2:20
8th Period — Language (Italian or Spanish); Senior Level — 2:25 to 3:15

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[b [u [size14 Jasper's Classes for Senior Year]]]
1st Period — Automotive Management and Design — 7:15 to 8:05
2nd Period — Physical Health & Fitness; Senior Level — 8:10 to 9:00
3rd Period — Pre-Calculus Math; Senior Level — 9:05 to 9:55
4th Period — Cafeteria/Lunch/Op. Free Roam — 10:00 to 11:00
5th Period — Human Biology & Anatomy; Senior Level — 11:05 to 11:55
6A Period — World Art and Creativity; Senior Honors — 12:00 to 12:50
6B Period — World Art and Creativity; Senior Honors — 12:55 to 1:25
7th Period — Historical Writing & Verse; Senior Honors — 1:30 to 2:20
8th Period — World History & Culture; Senior Level — 2:25 to 3:15


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Alice wasn't opposed to sitting, walking around, or helping someone (or multiple people) while they did shopping. It wasn't something she enjoyed the time of herself, but she didn't mind going along on shopping trips, and she told Jasper that as much. It had been a joke, sure, but... she was wondering if she could get Rosalie to penalize Jasper in the future now. Depending on how long all the Cullens stuck around, anyway, to see if that option is even possible to ever explore.

She bit her lip.

That train of thought would be best saved once reaching Seattle and having places to talk where any sort of enhanced-or-non-enhanced hearing might overhear them talking.

Alice came back to the moment at Jasper's teasing, huffing, and soon enough they were both back in the car and her cheeks were flaming a hotter red than a well-boiled lobster. [b "Stop it."] She scolded with a pout, pulling her wallet out of her coat pocket and twacking him on the bicep with it. [b "You don't blush. That's not fair.]" She huffed, crossing her arms, but then made a 'Take off, drive!' sort of gesture with one of her hands after buckling her seatbelt. She was biting the inside of her cheek to hold back a smile. [b "If you keep it up I'll just ask Bella if I can marry Edward."]

And, just a little while as they continued on their drive from Forks and up to Seattle, those negative thoughts in Alice's head went quiet for the time being.

They probably drove in a silence a good half of the way to Seattle before Alice decided that, maybe while actively driving, a bit of information might be best to give Jasper.

[b "...You know how I mentioned Jacob, Leah, and Seth sort of being my rocks while you were... off being stinky?"] She began, deciding that was a nice way to think about the period of time that Jasper was gone. He had looked beyond stinky even though nothing but his clothing had smelled earlier. [i Stupid vampires, not sweating and just getting dusty.] Either way, once she got Jasper's acknowledgement, she continued, [b "So... I've been hanging out with them and all their friends down at The Reservation. A lot. Uh..."] She decided to rip it off like a bandaid, knowing from all her time at said Reservation who had and hadn't been at that 'first meeting' long ago, [b "I've been hanging out with the Quileute pack of werewolves because Victoria has been trying to come kill me."] She squeezed her eyes shut. [b "That's why there's a vampire on the police force and why, once you here from the Denali's next, they'll tell you that Laurent got injured."]

[b "His uncle was with him when they came to warn me and, they assumed, all of you-"] She swallowed at that particular reminder of the Cullens not being there [b -of the threat to me. Victoria came after them, and Laurent got hurt in the crossfire when the wolves arrived until they realized that Victoria was the threat, not two other 'golden eyes'. He lost his arm. His uncle, Kumboh, reattatched it but I don't think it was working right. Laurent decided to head back to Denali and left just like that, and Kumboh, drove me home while the wolves chased down Victoria. Kumboh and Charlie go to the bar on Friday nights. He and the wolves were working together to make sure me or Charlie would never be alone."] And, finally, Alice cracked an eye back open to look at Jasper to see how he may (or may not) be taking all of the information she had just babbled out in a steady case of verbal diarrhea.
God, if he could listen to that laugh for the rest of his eternal life, he'd never ask for anything else again. Jasper struggled to maintain an air of sophistication. [b "Laugh all you want, this is an incredibly serious oath to take. One cannot break a Whitlock pinky promise, or else they face a penalty of the highest degree."] He paused for momentary suspense. [b "Shopping with Rosalie."]

He swore he could feel his heart start to beat again out of sheer happiness at seeing her smile. The kiss to his knuckles could have made him fall in love with her all over again, if he wasn't already totally gone for her. He was a doomed man, when it came to Alice Swann.

Even her teasing of a proposal hint did nothing but bring a smile to his face. [b "That question will be a lot more romantic than a pinky promise, I assure you,"] he stepped closer. [b "And I do mean 'when' it happens, not 'if',"] he leaned his head down to murmur in her ear, to tease her in return.

Jasper pulled away to wink at her. Stepping backwards towards the car, he opened her door and fell into a bow. [b "Shall we continue on our adventure, Miss Swann? Or Mrs Whitlock, whichever you'd prefer,"] he flashed her a grin. Two could play at this game, if mischievous teasing was the route she wanted to take.
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
Alice stared at him. Those big-brown eyes of hers slowly blinked in the most owlish expression in existence. And then...

...She snorted. She snorted before breaking out into giggles that were so unmistakably "Alice" in their figurative branding of individuality. It was that kind of laughter that made one's cheeks pink, made their eyes tear, and made their entire being light up like a pretty, twinkling light of some kind. It had been so, so long since Alice's light had lit up; in the past few days (after the chaos and stress of the events in Italy itself) the warmth of her had constantly been on the cusp of so close yet so far from existing properly for the first time in half a year.

[b "God, you're such a dorky sap for a 172 year old."] Her words broke off by more giggles, it taking a moment to continue. [b "T-Then again, permanently frozen at about 19 years old? Not surprising, all things considered. B-Boys already never grow up."] She wiped at her eyes where tears had bloomed from laughing to hard, cheeks still pink with mirth and joy as, finally, she reached out her smaller pinky to twine with his. [b "The contract is sealed."] She giggled a few more times, and then dipped her head to press a soft kiss to the knuckles of his 'captured' hand.

Her eyes continued to dancing with mirth even after that little kiss and with her finally, finally, finally feeling the ease to tease at him like she had months ago? She teasingly asked after a few seconds, [b "Whitlock to [i Whitlock], huh? Are you implying something you haven't asked me?"]
He nearly opened his mouth to apologize again halfway through her speech, but he caught himself. She was raising points he'd never even considered. He'd been so concerned about absolving his own guilt that he hadn't considered what she needed to feel and hear during their disagreements. He was somehow worse at relationships than Edward.

What kind of an empath is horrible at dealing with feelings?

[b "You're right. I need to listen more before jumping the gun all the time. Over a hundred and fifty years of stubbornness is hard to break,"] he brushed some hair from his eyes as he looked back up at her. [b "I'm going to work on that. I want to be better, for both of us."]

In pure Alice fashion, she managed to somehow pull a smile from him, even after therapizing him. Groaning, his head fell back. [b "You caught me. I'm big into the underground vampire steroid market. Emmett is my dealer."] Jasper paused. [b "Steroids would actually make a lot of sense, given Emmett's absurd body size."]

Relieved that she didn't seem overly upset with him, he cleared his throat. [b "Now, since we've narrowed down what my problem is and how I need to work on it, I want to do something to cement my committment. To show just how serious I am to make this work."]

Jasper stepped close to her. [b "This is an old tradition, stretching back centuries. We used it to hold ourselves accountable to our promises. You may not know what it is, but that's okay. Just follow what I do."]

He made a show of taking in a big breath of air. [b "Let is out slowly,"] he guided. [b "Now the ancient tradition, passed down from Whitlock to Whitlock, to pledge ourselves to a committment."]

His hand came up in a fist between them. A single finger stuck out towards her. [b "I pinky promise to work on everything we've talked about."] His eyes flashed back just as playfully as she had looked at him.
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
[b "...Jasper."] Alice began, sighing, and bit her lip a moment before knowing how to continue. [b "First of all, I appreciate you catching yourself with that one, I really do - but, Jazz, you can't apologize for something before you know for sure what I'm upset about. Yeah? Like...."] She paused, motioning her hands through the air as if trying to literally shape the words she was trying to use.

[b "You were right this time, yeah, but if you apologize without knowing for sure what you did - either guessing, and thinking you're right - then that's sort of a step backwards. Because if you're [i wrong] about what it was? Then I have to put energy into comforting you from it."] The short thing reach out, taking Jasper's hand and giving it a squeeze - though she knew the weight of it was about as helpful as a marshmallow being thrown at bullet-proof glass. [b "But if you're [i right] about what it was, and it was something I didn't even want an apology for - or an 'I won't waste time with an apology' when I might have wanted an apology? - then that could also lead to the comforting thing. And then both of those things just sort of side-steps my ache, because then that ache topic is like... focused on you? Does that make sense?"] She squeezed his hand again, rubbing her thumb gently against the back of it and sighed softly at the comfort the chilled, marble-like texture gave beneath the touch of her hand.

[b "I know you mean it every time you apologize, Jazz,"] Alice said, voice as gentle as ever. There was a strength behind it though - a conviction she used to not necessarily have. [b "So an apology would never be wasted, because I know you mean it. Sometimes it's not needed, but it's never a waste. Yeah?"] She smiled

...Slowly, though, her expression started to become a little mischievous. [b "Do you even [i have] testosterone anymore, though? That's a hormone."] She gasped, touching a hand to her cheek in a mock expression of shock. [b "Do you juice testosterone to get pumped? Is that the secret to being a vampire?"] She giggled, giving one of those little tongue-in-teeth grins of hers.
Jasper was battling internally. On one hand, he didn't trust Jacob Black as far as he could throw him. Which, given the fact that he could probably chuck the guy a solid half-mile away, wasn't altogether a glowing amiable feeling towards him. On the other, Jacob and his friends had been around for Alice when the Cullens had disappeared. It was hard to hold onto the anger when they picked her up from the depression he'd left her in.

The soft smile on her face was enough to extinguish the fight in him. He wasn't about to throw a fit when being around the others clearly brought her a degree of happiness. He knew he couldn't expect her to give up the friends she'd made, just because he returned. Possessiveness was a fatal flaw of his, but he had no right to keep her to himself. Esme would have slapped him if she heard the controlling undertones of his outburst.

Bury that demon, Jasper. Now.

[b "I suppose I should thank him for turning your interests towards new hobbies. Though I'm tempted to buy you training wheels before your next lesson with him,"] he tried to force his voice to go back to a lighter playful tone.

Too late, however. The damage was done, and soon she was requesting for the vehicle to stop. [i Way to blow it,] he cursed himself internally. He pulled off onto the shoulder, far enough from the road that they wouldn't be side-swiped. He turned the key, and the car fell silent. Suddenly ashamed of his behaviour, his gaze dropped to his lap, unable to look at her.

[b "I won't waste your time by apologizing, Alice. Every time I say it, I fall right back into being an asshole, and I don't want that. Truly, I don't. You don't deserve my petty jealousy. Despite my testosterone fueled idiocy, I'm relieved that there were people to bring you back to life again, after what I did."]
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
[b "Because originally I was only going to be going a mile an hour, Jasper, to get a feel for the bike! I was the dumbass who kicked it up to ten-an-hour without warning."] Alice huffed, thunking her head against the window once.

[b "...And, yes, Jacob was the one who helped me remake the bikes and was going to teach me to ride. Well, taught one lesson, and then said no more until I bought the proper gear and stuff."] She shrugged her shoulders once, biting her lip. [b "Jake, and Leah and Seth Clearwater, technically, though those other two just hung out instead of actually helped."] Her smile grew soft and fond, and she wondered how her leaving and the Cullens now back - for however long that may be, she was still quite sure they'd leave again at some point in the future with those two babies (one her blood, one not) and leave her behind again. If her friendship with those three was messed up while the Cullens were gone, well... at least she had hope to not go back to what she had [i been] again once the Cullens left again one day.

She had been promised she'd always have a place there, and she hoped it rang true even if she 'left' for a while. She wished she didn't have to 'leave', but she doubted she'd be welcome while the Cullens were actively in town. ...Or 'allowed' to go, once they found out how large the wolf pack had grown from the one-man-band Sam had been while they'd still been around...

Alice glanced at the clock again, startled to realize she'd been lost in her thoughts for nearly thirty minutes, but she bit the inside of her cheek as she slowly came to a decision. She remembered what she had babbled at him last night, and she wondered how much he had actually been listening - or how much she hadn't actually said out loud and had just thought she'd conveyed. [b "...Jazz? Pull over somewhere. I have to talk to you."] She said after a few more minutes, reaching over and touching his nearest hand on the steering wheel. [b "Please?"]
God, claim him now. [b "Why the hell weren't you wearing a helmet?"] he blurted out, forcing himself to keep his eyes on the road. [b "That's like, rule number one for learning to ride a motorcycle! Especially if you're prone to falling."]

He wasn't going to jump at her playful bait of him being jealous that he hadn't been the one to teach her. Of course he was jealous! Jasper could think of six different ways to take advantage of the close proximity required to sit with someone on a motorcycle. Half of them were excuses for the two of them to be pressed up against each other, but hey, it could be romantic.

Just as he thought the conversation couldn't take a worse turn, she managed to surprise him again. The dots were fairly easy to connect given her father's friendship with Billy and Jacob's inherent hatred of anything revolving around the Cullen family. With Jasper and his family out of the picture, there was nothing stopping him from hanging around Bella and being a general all-around bad influence. That last bit was probably just Jasper's irritation talking, but he stood by it. Stupid Jacob Black and his motorsport hobbies.

Alice's words rang in his head, forcing him to back down before he blurted something out that would get him into trouble. She was right. He wasn't allowed to tell her what she could and couldn't do, and who she could and couldn't hang out with. He could rage about it later on, internally, in the privacy of the woods surrounding the Cullen's house, where he could take his anger out on a tree.

[b "Jacob,"] was all he said.
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
A blush flared to life on Alice's cheeks, and she instantly decided not to ever tell him that she had smacked a werewolf and nearly been torn to shreds because of it. Nope.

Especially since Jared made such good deer-meat steaks. She wasn't going to threaten her tastebuds like that- [i ...Wait, the only one who knows that there have been active werewolves I've been hanging out with in Forks so far is Bella. ...Maaaybe Edward, but only Bella. Shit. How is that even going to work?] Her eyebrows furrowed, but she was pulled back out of her musing by Jasper continuing on his rant.

[b "As sweet as you're being, you're doing that thing where you're trying to pick things for me again - I can learn to ride a motorcycle if I want to. You wouldn't be having this response if [i you] had been there teaching me how to ride a bike."] Alice teased, smirking a bit. [b "And I can ride a bicycle so your tripping statement is now invalid! I do have some sort of balance and I was doing fine for the first half-mile, but I was going too fast on a dirty road like an idiot and panicked. ...And not wearing a helmet or any sort of biking gear. I'm really lucky I didn't end up hurt."] She decided not to tell him she had almost cracked her skull open on a rock.

[b "And, um..."] She nibbled her lip, hesitating on how to broach this topic. They had nearly the entire 3.5 hours left of traveling to Seattle though, so bringing up this topic without his family around might be good. [b "...remember before I knew anything - beyond thinking y-you'd maybe been bitten by a radioactive spider or something - a-and... I invited you to La Push when the other kids invited me?"] The little brunette gave a very meek, hesitant grin.
If it were physically possible, his brain would be short-circuiting. Jasper's grip on the wheel tightened enough to leave deep indents. [i Something for Rosalie to fix,] he noted. [b "A motorcycle? You, Alice Unable-To-Walk-Down-Stairs-Without-Tripping Swan, got a motorcycle?"]

Every worst case scenario flashed before his eyes with each detail she added to just how old and dangerous this bike potentially was. Alice getting hit by a car while riding the bike. Alice going off the side of a cliff while riding too close to the edge. Alice at the mercy of a crumbling machine with no brakes, headed towards certain death.

[b "Alright, yeah, I can't think about that bike unless we're discussing the option of putting training wheels on it. More for my sake than yours. But still for your sake,"] he glanced at her.

He and Emmett had a couple of dirt bikes in the garage back home. Maybe they could go on the roads with her to help her practice. If she'd already crashed on it once, maybe whoever she'd been with hadn't been paying enough attention to show her how to ride properly.

[b "You said a friend helped you. Someone from school? I promise I won't threaten them with bodily harm for putting you behind the handlebars of a death trap,"] he tried to keep his voice light, breaking the momentary silence as his thoughts were unable to let the topic go that easily.
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
Alice came downstairs about two minutes after Jasper left, and for the first time in months she was wearing something with colors in it beyond dark-hued tones or just flat out grays, tans, or blacks: a pastel-blue fuzzy almost-a-turtleneck sweater that went down to her midthighs, black form-fitting leggings, and a pair of zip-up faux velvet sneakers in black that gave her an extra two inches thanks to their inner boost and the thickness of the sole. And she had pulled that hair that had grown so long up into a bun.

She almost looked like she used to. Sure, she was still too skinny, but her clothes finally breathed 'Alice' again.

[b "If you hide his body - dead or alive - I'll tell Renee and she'll never let you live it down. You know murder isn't allowed unless it's an executive decision. It would also make me sad."] Alice told Charlie, pulling on a pair of light grey gloves and grabbing a jean zip-up jacket. After a second she hurried over to Charlie, pressed a kiss to his forehead, and hurried out with a wave to her father before leaving.

She got in the car, and smiled gently at the phone. [b "Nah, they're clearly the favorites. I'm waiting to see Emmett faced with the ultimate fear of a dirty diaper now, though. Someone better record that."] She pulled on her seatbelt, slowly relaxing into the seat of the familiar car as it drove off.

[b "...A friend and I rebuilt two motorcycles while you were gone. I crashed mine on the first ride."] She said after a few moments of silence, and seeing his panic she let out a startled laugh. [b "I'm obviously fine, Jazz. Just thought you should know. I have almost one of those feelings that the fact I've been keeping a motorcycle secret from my father is going to bite me in the butt soon."] She looked a little shame-faced before she went on to say, [b "Especially since it's one of those older ones with the really bad hand-breakage. That's why I flipped in the first place since I was going too fast and tried to use them."]
He crooked an eyebrow at her. [b "You literally just hit a vampire with a pillow. I don't know whether to be impressed at the attempt of violence, or concerned that your entire experience since meeting me has had little to no effect on instilling fear of the undead in you."]

A small smirk pulled at the corner of his lips. He paused in the doorway, considering his options. [b "Seattle it is then. Get ready and I'll go...have an extremely awkward conversation with your father while he stares me down with that police officer blank face thing he does."]

Jasper certainly didn't need to have empath powers to feel the pure hatred and rage rolling off of Charlie. From his spot in a well-worn armchair, the man was doing everything in his power to refrain from lunging at the 'teenager' and beating some sense into him. Not for the first time, Jasper was eternally grateful he didn't have Edward's mind-reading abilities. He had no desire to hear whatever Charlie was internally screaming.

[b "How are the Mariners doing?"] Jasper broke the silence, gesturing to the baseball game playing on the forgotten tv in the corner.

[i "I know how to get rid of a body. Should I ever need to,"] Charlie answered instead. [i "I just want to make that clear."]

The vampire froze. [b "I very much believe that, sir."]

[i "As long as that's understood. I have a lot of responsibilities as a police officer. Upholding the law, doing what's right. But my responsibilities as a dad are more important. So, I'm willing to overlook the legal side of things if I have to, to protect my daughter,"] Charlie continued, without blinking.

After a beat of silence, Jasper turned towards the stairs. [b "Alice, I'll be in the car. Take your time."]

Being almost two-hundred years old and virtually invincible meant nothing when you were being stared down by an angry father regarding his daughter.

He wasn't in his car two minutes before his phone chimed. Smiling from ear to ear, he stared down at the picture Bella had sent him, of Carlise and Esme each holding one of the two new grandbabies in their lives.

[b "I think you're going to replace everyone as the favourite,"] Jasper showed her the picture when she joined him in the car.
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 1y ago
Alice instantly raised her pillow, bunking Jasper as hard on the head with it as she could since that meant, of course, that he'd at least notice it on some level even if it was as light as a feather. [b "No deprecation allowed in my bedroom. Not even subtly doing it by trying the 'I doubt xyz will abc' methods."] She told him, smile soft before standing up. She stretched out her back slowly, pulling her hoodie more firmly around herself. She really was even skinnier than she had been before, hair so long, but the fact she had been healing before this entire incident is probably one of the only things that kept her from having reached a skeletal state.

And her smile still wasn't anything near what it used to be, but all healing took time. Just because she had gone to another country, forgiven him, and saved his life didn't mean that everything would go back to what it was immediately - or ever, really. They were both different people now.

Doesn't mean she wasn't going to keep being the stubborn little asshole she was, though, and not try her damnedest to be as happy as she used to be! But... wiser too, just a bit.

[b "I'm fine with talking, Jazz. But wherever we talk should probably be somewhere... not... in Forks?"] Alice said, shrugging weakly. [b "Maybe even Seattle? I usually don't get hungry until around lunchtime nowadays, so it's not like I'm gonna starve before I get there."] She told him honestly, and that had been a fact from even before he had left that she had just, well, never brought up. It had been a constant fact that her "cute humanly instinct to eat" took a few hours to ever pop up since after the ballet studio - even for hot chocolate she used to get every morning! She had never mentioned it before, because wanting it actively or not, hot chocolate always tasted and smelled delicious. [b "And going to Seattle for the day makes it way less likely to run into anyone or anything, so..."] She trailed off, shrugging.
[b "Don't you start,"] he warned Bella. [b "I was worried about her. Last time I took my eyes off of her, she took up cliff diving."]

It was a morbid joke, and his smile didn't quite reach his eyes as he looked to Alice. [b "I was trying to make sure you didn't have any nightmares,"] he spoke quietly to her as his brother and sister doted on the baby.

At the sound of Alice's stomach protesting, Bella's face brightened. [i "You need to eat. From the looks of the fridge, I doubt Charlie has much in the house right now, other than baby food. Edward and I can watch Stephanie while you guys go get something to eat."]

[b "Bella, you can't just-"] Jasper panicked, not wanting to pressure his ex - if that's what she still was - into anything she didn't want to do.

[i "I'm not saying you have to hash everything out right now, but Alice needs to eat before she collapses,"] she reasoned with her brother. Bella looked to her niece. [i "We have about a hundred different things we're going to buy for this one online. So, while you're gone, we're going to take Stephanie to our place to do some online shopping. Find us there when you're ready."]

In a moment of confidence and determination, Bella walked out the bedroom door with the baby on her hip and her husband following close behind her. Jasper heard her explain to Charlie that she was going to babysit for a few hours, and then the front door closed.

The initial silence was deafening. [b "I doubt she'd hold it against you if you'd rather not get food with me. She'll understand,"] he finally spoke, his hands fidgeting at his sides. [b "We can take as long as you need before we talk about anything."]
Jasper Hale / Kooza / 2y ago