Of about three things was Bella absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him, and she didn't know how potent that part might be, that thirsted for her blood.
And third, that she was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
As with many things, good and bad, there's a superstition that they would come in threes. So, of three things, Jael Abernathy was utterly sure of.
First, her sister was dead, and her family was falling apart.
Second, she was going to walk again.
And Third, that there had to be something to give her hope in rainy little Forks.
Jasper never thought, with all his struggles, that he would become a reason for anyone to hope. Especially when such hope had been lost to him for much of his life. Alice had been his only spur of faith for a long time, and he was indebted to her, his very best friend, for giving that and her companionship to him. For offering her hand, and the feeling of something so simple and wholesome. Hope.
Jasper still struggles, after all these years, with his new lifestyle of his not so new existence. He was careful, he was quiet, few thought him anything more than intense and moody. He hadn't meant to even say more than a couple words to Jael, out of courtesy more than anything. She was unavoidable, she was in his classes, deeply involved with Carlisle. Once Edward had opened up the floodgates by welcoming Bella into his life, Alice had brought her in closer than she had ever been with the strange, all knowing kind of affection she was known for.
He wouldn't know this, but soon, he would find himself breaking a lot of his own rules.
Of three things, he and his entire family were sure of, while being utterly in the dark about so much more.
This was dangerous.
They were in over their heads.
They would do it anyways.
Credit to: Stephanie Meyer for the Twilight Saga
Cover Art is done by myself, including a recreation of the art of the original Twilight book, of which I can take no credit for.
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