Slap dash chapter here, guys. I was super busy today. That mixed with slight writer's block is very, very difficult. Anywho, I did my best, and I hope even this very short piece of work means even just a little. I apologize if it's bad.
Also, I wrote this on my phone, again, so there will be mistakes, and I had no time to go through and check it. So sorry.
"That's unfair, man, come on!" Emmett exclaimed as Jasper crashed into his car on their game.
Jasper laughed. "It's not my fault you don't have the skills."
I chuckled at them as I read my book. I had finally gotten around to reading Romeo and Juliet again. It felt good to take the time and read again. Over the last few months I had watched the wedding fall together with a critical eye. I had made it easy, however, as I had hired people to set everything up under my watch the day before the wedding. The wedding rehearsal was set for the day before that because I was the only one to see the entire backdrop and such before the wedding. I was going to make sure everything went just as planned.
I looked up as Jasper snarled. Emmett crowed happily as his car crossed the finish line on the game. Emmett jumped up and started swing his arms and hips.
"I won, I won," he chanted.
Jasper glared up at him. I sighed. Esme appeared at the bottom of the stairs. She placed her hands on her hips and stared at the two of them.
"If this is going where I think it's going the two of you better take it outside," she said.
Emmett glanced at Jasper with a smile before running to Esme. He pecked her cheek and turned to me with excitement in his eyes. I raised my eyebrows at him.
"Will you referee, Bella-boo?" he asked me innocently.
I laughed shortly and rolled my eyes. I dropped my book on the table and stood up. Emmett pumped a fist in the air. He grabbed Jasper by the shoulders and hauled him outside. I chuckled and followed out the door, closing it behind me. I settled into a wooden rocking chair, and they began circling in the front yard.
They began snarling at one another which soon turned to growls. Emmett eased forward before falling back. Jasper stayed still and analyzed his movements. A few more growls later and Emmett shot forward. They moved so fast that I could not watch their movements. Dust kicked up as they flew across the yard. I watched, entranced as always, as they fought with grace and power. Control. Jasper landed a solid kick against Emmett's chest and Emmett flew back into the trees. Jasper looked at me expectantly. I glanced at Emmett to see him staring at me as he brushed off his clothes.
"Jasper," I stated.
Jasper smiled and smirked at Emmett. Em growled and rolled his eyes.
"It's only because the ref's your girl," Emmett said.
Jasper chuckled and shook his head. "Nah, man, I won round one fair and square."
Emmett snarled, "Again."
Jasper made the first move. He ran around Emmett, grabbed his shoulders and vaulted him over his head. Emmett rolled on the ground before shooting up and going at Jasper. He pushed against Jasper, who slid through the dust and dirt. They went at each other, kicking and punching at speeds unfathomable. Their growls echoed through the trees. Emmett grabbed Jasper at the ankles and pulled back. Jasper fell to his back with a growl. Emmett placed his foot on Jasper's chest and looked at me. Jasper fell limp and glanced at me. I sighed.
"Emmett," I stated.
He smirked. "That's how it's done, Major."
Jasper growled and pushed his foot away. "Thanks, Bella."
I shook my head and walked to stand against the porch railing. "Don't get mad at me because Emmett one you over."
He growled at me lightly. I rolled my eyes at him.
"Geez, dude, wedding jitters setting in so soon?" Emmett teased.
Jasper closed his eyes a moment. He opened them and snarled at Emmett. He was gone a second later. Emmett sighed and turned to the woods. I stared at him.
"Where did he go?" I asked.
Emmett turned to me and began walking up the steps. "He went for a run."
My eyes widened, and I pushed away from the railing to run down the steps.
"Bella!" Emmett called. "Bella, stop!"
I stopped and turned to him. "What?" I asked, irritated.
"You need to let him calm down first. It's dangerous."
I glared at him, furious. I marched up to him as Esme, Carlisle, and Rose stepped out of the house. I stuck my finger to his chest. "He is my fiancée. He is not, nor has he ever been, dangerous. He wouldn't hurt me. Don't you ever stand in my way of going to him."
He held his hands up in surrender and backed away. I breathed heavily, looking him up and down before I turned and headed down the steps. I headed into the woods like a moron. I shook my head. Either way, I knew where to go. I followed the path Jasper had made for me. About forty-five minutes went by before I stopped for a moment. I leaned against a tree for a moment, sliding down to sit on the roots so I could rest my feet.
I leaned my head back against the tree. I had another half hour or so before I reached the place. I sighed roughly. "Damn, Jasper, you sure did it this time."
My eyes flinched to te left where I had the sound.
I lifted my head and turned to look back at the path. My eyes flashed from one side of the path to the other, scanning through the trees. I gasped and turned around and Ali's a hand on my heart as the bird flew away. Dang animal. I breathed deeply. I laughed a little and shook my head. I was going insane.
I turned to continue down the path. All the while, I could not shake the feeling that I was getting watched. I shivered a little and shook off the feeling. The closest things to me here were animals, and possibly Jasper if my hunch is right. I jumped as cold breath hit the back of my neck. I froze. Please be Jasper, please be Jasper. I turned slowly to find...
No one there.
I looked around. Nothing but trees. I sighed. Maybe I was going crazy. I turned back around and paused as an unnatural breeze passed through my hair.
"Jasper?" I called. "Jasper?"
"Come on, Major, this isn't funny."
A twig snapped behind me, and I took off. I ran through the trees, passing off the path. I ran a while before I glanced back. Cold hinds gripped my the tops of my arms. I shrieked and turned my head forward. I pushed away from the cold body, falling back onto the cold, wet ground.
"Bella! Bella, it's me! It's me!" Jasper exclaimed.
I looked up at him with wide eyes. He reached a hand towards me, but I pushed it away. He stepped back and looked at me with sadness in his eyes. I shook my head as I lifted myself from the ground.
I brushed the wet grass from my pants and shirt. "What the hell, Jasper?" I asked him.
"I-I'm sorry," he apologized.
I scoffed. "Yeah, you better be. What's gotten into you lately?"
He shook his head and turned away, breathing heavily. "I...don't know," he said quietly.
I sighed and walked to stand in front of him. I laid a hand on his cold cheek and pulled his face up. His eyes met mine. "Jasper," I whispered, "talk to me."
His hand covered mine. "Would you believe me if I said I was scared?"
My eyebrows pulled together. "Yes, but what are you afraid of?"
His chest deflated. "I'm not having doubts or anything, I've just been worried that everything is going to crash and burn."
I shook my head. "Shouldn't I be the one freaking out? You've done this before, not me," I joked, trying to at least make him feel a little better."
It worked a small smile out of him, for which I was thankful. "Yeah, yeah, you're probably right."
I smiled at him before rubbing his side with my free hand. "Jasper, it's all about us. It's our relationship, no one else's, okay? And I'm not going anywhere."
He smiled, for real this time. He dropped my hand and cradled my face. I rested my hands on his sides as his lips met mine. He kissed me softly for a moment before pulling away slightly.
"I'm sorry. No more fear, I swear. I love you, and I wouldn't change a single thing about where we are," he whispered against my lips.
I stood on my toes. "I love you. Forever." And pressed my lips to his.
Safe to say this chapter sucks. Alright, so I will get the really, really good chapters out tomorrow and the next day. Due to the horrible stature of this chapter, I have decided to skip ahead to Christmas and the wedding! So, those should make up for this horrific monstrosity.
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