"Okay, we're almost there. You'll see a very big house," Alice said as I drove the minivan. She was right, a few minutes later I did see a bighouse. It was a little too big for five vampires. Alice quickly jumped out and ran to the door, while I followed, smiling at her excitement. Before we even had the chance to knock, the door opened and a blonde haired vampire stared at us. I assumed he was Carlisle, the leader of the coven. His emotions were very calm, I sensed curiosity and shock as he looked at me. Without thinking, Alice hugged him and I smiled apologetically as he raised an eyebrow at me.
Alice spoke and she continued to hug him. "Carlisle, you don't know how much I've been waiting to finally meet you!"
When she finally released him, poor Carlisle didn't know what to do or say. But Alice didn't need words, she ran past him into the house.
I shrugged and made my way after her. I heard Carlisle following me; I could sense how confused he was.
Alice and I sat on the couch, Carlisle sat on a chair and looked at us with eyebrows raised.
"I'm Alice; this is Jasper and we've been searching you and your family," Alice explained, but before she could say anything else, we heard another voice.
A female vampire was coming down the stairs, with caramel-colored hair and heart-shaped face.
"Carlisle, is there any- " she began to ask, but snapped her mouth shut as she looked at us. I was impressed of how calm these people were; their emotions weren't even close to what I was used to.
"Esme, these are Alice and Jasper; they've been searching our family." Carlisle told her, still very confused. The woman named Esme came closer, Alice hugged her and she held her hand out for me to shake. Slowly, I took her hand and brought it to my lips, kissing the knuckles before turning it to press my lips to the palm. When I looked back up, she had a very surprised look on her pretty face and I was sure that she would've been blushing, had she been human.
"Jasper! This is the 20th century!" Alice glared at me accusingly.
I was about to sit down again, when I smelt another scent. I looked up and saw her. It was a blonde female vampire; I could say that she was the most beautiful vampire I've ever seen, except Alice.
"Carlisle, Esme, is everything okay? I heard voices," she looked at Alice, then her gaze moved at me and I instantly felt disgust and fear starting to grow in her.
Her eyes never left mine. "Who the hell are these people? And what are they doing here?"
"I think it's time for you to share your story with us," Esme said as she looked at Alice and me and took a seat on the sofa. The blonde haired girl moved closer but didn't take a seat and I could feel her eyes on me. Alice began to talk and she told them everything about her visions and how we met in the diner in Philadelphia. As she spoke, I analyzed every emotion in the room. From the blonde haired girl, whose name I still didn't know, I felt disgust, fear, distrust and anger. She had the darkest emotions in the room.
When Alice finished the story, they were in silence, probably trying to process everything she had said. I could still feel the blonde's eyes on me. It was becoming really uncomfortable.
After a few moments, Carlisle broke the silence. "We will have to wait for Edward and Emmett before we make the final decision, until then make yourself at home."
He stood up and I looked to Alice, whose eyes were blank. She was having a vision. After her vision was over, she looked at me with a huge smile.
"It's going to be so good. Emmett will love us and Edward… well, he'll love me. Now, come on, let's find a room." She caught my hand, stood up and ran upstairs. Ten minutes later, we were carrying Edward's things on the garage. Alice wanted his room, because it had the most beautiful view. With Carlisle we carried our things up in the room and after we finished, I picked a book and made myself comfortable on the couch. I noticed that the blonde girl was still standing there, but did nothing to acknowledge her presence. Before I could open the book, she spoke.
"Carlisle, you can't be serious. How can you just let them stay here?" Her anger rose and she watched me with pure disgust in her eyes.
Carlisle looked at her. "Rosalie, they are very nice people, I don't see what your problem is." Oh, so that's her name. Rosalie. It fits her.
"You don't see? I mean look at him; can't you see how many vampires he'd killed? He's dangerous." She was trembling with anger as she continued to look at me with that gaze of hers. I understood completely what her problem was. I had been expecting that; it was still painful to hear though.
Esme had a completely shocked expression on her face. "Jasper is a perfect gentleman, he wouldn't hurt our family." How strange, she didn't even know me but she already trusted me.
"How can you be that blind? He is a freak." She was now almost yelling. In her emotions, I sensed mostly disgust and anger, but there was fear - a lot of fear. She was afraid of me.
"Jasper had a tragic past, but it doesn't make him a bad person. You should know that." Carlisle kept his tone calm as he spoke.
Rosalie was shouting so loud that it almost hurt my ears. "Oh, yeah? Then it's not going to be my fault, when Edward will tell you what kind of monster this… this freak is."
She hated me. Pure hatred was coming from her; I could feel it even without my gift. I was surprised that she wasn't spitting venom when she yelled.
"I think we should wait for Edward before we make hasty decisions. And Rosalie, I will no longer tolerate you talking like this to him," Carlisle said firmly. Rosalie opened her mouth again but I could no longer bear the things she was saying, so I left. Without a second thought, I ran out of the house in the woods. I ran as fast as could, as far as possible from the house. I had been expecting a reaction like that but it was more painful to bear than I had expected.