Summary: As Bella attempts to follow Edward in the woods, she finds that she is not alone.
"Edward!" Bella screamed, her eyes darting around frantically as she so desperately tried to find him. He just couldn't, no he just wouldn't leave her here. All alone. Right? The temperature was dropping, and the sky was darkening, and Bella knew that evil things lurked at night.
I'm scared," She whispered to herself, swallowing as she decided to give up. He was long gone now, and she wanted to go home. Get out of the cold and wish this day away. To forget that this ever happened.
"Don't be scared," A husky voice whispered out into the darkness, making her shiver. It sounded awfully familiar, but Bella couldn't place it. Bella didn't say anything, but she looked around for the source. She let out a shuddering breath, backing up towards a tree. Her heart was hammering in her chest, her face feeling hot despite the cold temperature.
She looked around as branches broke all around her, her eyes desperately trying to see anything. "Please…." She whispered, shutting her eyes. Everything suddenly quieted, not an animal stirring. She felt the air around her suddenly change, accommodating for some unnatural change.
Cool breath on her face made her body lock in place, afraid to open her eyes.
A small whimper escaped her lips, and her body starting to shake uncontrollably. A wave of calm suddenly flooded her body making her eyes snap open in shock, seeing the dark, black pools staring back at her.
Her eyes memorized every angle of his face, the angle of his nose, every sharp jaw line in his face. Her eyes swept over his golden locks, her fingers itching to touch him. "Jasper," She whispered, her brow furrowing as she tried to place what was different about him.
A horrifying thought came to mind just then. Was he there to finish the job? He could make it painless. "Shhhh," He whispered, a slender finger was placed on her lips, silencing her. This time, Bella fought the calm, embracing the fear. She should be scared. Another wave of calm, stronger than the last overpowered her once more, the tranquil peace making her knees buckle.
They hit the forest floor with a soft plop, and Bella's eyes followed as Jasper's body mimicked hers, his dark eyes staring into her soul. "Like I said. Don't be afraid," He said, and Bella realized why he sounded so different, and looked so off. He wasn't in his usual style of clothing. He was dressed in a flannel shirt and rugged jeans, complete with black cowboy boots. He sounded as if he just came from the deep parts of Texas.
"You're alright," He soothed, his hand briefly skimming her cheek. Bella gasped as the wind suddenly blew around her, parting the trees, letting in the soft light of the moon. Jasper didn't look like Jasper. He didn't sound like Jasper. But he was Jasper.
He was …. Different.
"W-what are you doing here? I- I thought you left," With the others. She thought. Jasper chuckled, the sound downright inhuman. More inhuman than he already was. "No," He answered, tilting his head at her. "I feel like this is the first time I'm seeing everything,"
He leaned closer, his breath fanning across her face, making her blink. "Do you have any idea what you've done to me?"
Bella's eyes widened as his lips pressed against her neck, her body freezing as she tried to process what was happening.
"J-Jasper?" She stuttered, her fingers unconsciously wrapping themselves around his shirt. "The name isn't Jasper darlin'." He whispered in her ear.
Bella swallows, blinking furiously. "Who..w-who are you?"
Jasper was silent, only Bella's breathing could be heard in the night air.
"You can call me Major…"
AN: I wanted to give you guys something and this came to mind. For anyone following Devil's Darlin', I am currently working on chapter 9. That'll probably be up tomorrow or Sunday.