Elle and Jay
This chapter is just the beginning. Don’t worry, I am going to finish this story.
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“I was thinking of going to school,” Isabella said the next morning after their musical marathon the night before she had been inspired to attend after watching those teens going to school. She wanted that memory or at the very least she wanted to see if she could remember anything else. She just wanted back some part of herself.
“School?” Peter asked stunned at her declaration. “You’re serious?”
Isabella shrugged, “We need something to past time and watching movies all day is going to get old at some point. I just want something to do that’s a little different.”
“What would you study?” Jasper questioned as he figured her returning to school might be something that could help her heal. He knew she was strong as it is, but having lost everything but her torture was sure to leave some sort of emotional damage behind. He just wanted her to have more memories to hold onto.
Isabella shook her head not really sure what she could possibly study. “I don’t know. There are a lot of options, I just don’t know what exactly I’d be capable of doing. Do either of you want to come with to Texas University, it shouldn’t be that far from here.”
“I have no problem going,” Jasper responded with a smile as he could see her happiness, seeing her smile was the most beautiful sight to him.
“I guess I could go, maybe an education won’t be too bad,” Peter said standing. “At the very least I get to make fun of humans.”
Isabella grinned, “Let’s go.”
Isabella had her sunglasses on as she walked around the school with Jasper. Peter disappeared an hour ago after something caught his eye. Jasper had laced his fingers with hers in a need to be close to her. “Anything in mind, Elle?” He questioned as he hadn’t heard a word about any of the programs they offered.
“Elle?” Isabella asked she paused, and smiled, “I like it.”
“I thought you would.” Jasper replied as he gently kissed her temple. “Has anything caught your eye?”
“I like the idea of being a mechanic,” Isabella responded as she looked around. It was the only thing she felt she could do with her time without having to feel anxious that she might hurt someone. “What about you?”
“I’ve already gotten some of the degrees offered here.” Jasper replied as he watched Isabella for a moment before looking around. “Maybe I’ll get another one in History.”
“Isn’t there something here you haven’t gotten yet,” Isabella questioned curiously.
“I’m not a certified Doctor.” Jasper said with a smirk, “I like History, it won’t be bad to get another degree.”
“I’m just saying, you might get bored,” Isabella warned, she looked around worried after it being so long without Peter. “Should we try to find Peter?”
“He’ll find us eventually,” Jasper said, being with Isabella was a different experience. She made him feel complete, happier than he’d ever been before and it had only been a day with her. He could only imagine what their future had in store for them.
“Oh, look there’s a nursing program.” Isabella said excited at the thought of being able to help someone. “I could be a nurse.” Jasper watched as she paused, “Wait, no I couldn’t.”
He chuckled and moved his hand from hers to rest his arm around her shoulders. “Afraid you’d drink someone dry?”
“Oh no, I’m more afraid I’d end up blowing up in someone’s face.” Isabella said in sincerity as she knew that at times her anger could get out of hand. “Being a nurse means way too much human interaction and eventually someone will get on my nerves. I think I like the idea of being a mechanic, less people.”
“Maybe you’ll end up having a natural talent at cars.” Jasper said with a smile.
“And if I don’t, I could always flirt with the teacher in order to pass.” Isabella teased.
Jasper growled lowly at the idea of another man beside Peter being too close to his mate. He relaxed as Isabella leaned up and kissed his cheek. “I was joking, Jay.”
“Jay?” Jasper asked with an amused smile. He leaned down and captured her lips in tender kiss. “I like it.”
“Figured you would,” Isabella said with a smile. They walked around the campus another time and landed in front of the library. They noticed Peter talking to a group of guys, they were laughing and talking louder than necessary. “Oh dear lord don’t tell me he’s decided to join a sport.”
Jasper chuckled, “I think he’s just making friends. Despite his annoying attitude, Peter’s a likable person.”
“I guess so,” Isabella said as she watched Peter for a moment more. “If we want to start school we have to sign up now. The Semester starts soon.”
“I guess now we just wait,” Jasper said, he twirled Isabella around so she was facing him and smiled as she wrapped her arms around his neck. Jasper put his hands on her hips. He leaned down and kissed her bringing her in closer to him. They didn’t separate until Jasper felt someone hit him on the head. He growled and turned to Peter. “You’re my friend Peter, but do that again and I’ll rip your hand off.”
Peter rolled his eyes, “Than don’t grope my sister in public.”
“This conversation is fun,” Isabella said taking a step back. “Pick something to study, Pete?”
“Yeah, I think I’ll try law.” Peter said with a shrug. “Seems interesting, and I think I have a natural talent in debating.”
Isabella raised an eyebrow, “A lawyer? You want to be a lawyer?”
“I think it’ll be fun,” Peter said with a smirk. “I can be serious sometimes.”
“Let’s go get signed up,” Jasper said not wanting to argue with Peter.
“Come on, Jay,” Isabella said getting tired of watching Jasper pick out clothes.
“I only have the clothes Alice picked out, do you really want me wearing them much longer?” Jasper asked knowing it’d get her to be a bit more patient.
Isabella thought about it before glaring at Jasper. “That was a good point, Jay. I’ll go find something to buy or at least something to keep me occupied.”
Jasper chuckled as he watched her walk off. Isabella hated to admit it, but her mating instincts had kicked in and the thought of Alice made her angry. Especially because of the fact that Alice had been with Jasper intimately. He finished gathering different plain shirts, button up shirts, jeans, boots all that was left was a hat.
“Hey, Jay,” Isabella’s voice came as she walked back to him. “I think I want one of these hats. What do you think?”
Jasper smiled as he saw that she had on a dark black cowgirl hat on her head. It was strange to see how they matched her sunglasses perfectly. “You look great, darlin’, is that all you want?”
“The cowboy look is more your thing, so I think I’ll just stick to a single accessory.” Isabella said with a smile. “Besides, if we both did the cowboy/cowgirl thing, it’d be too weird. We’d match way too much.”
“You don’t want to match?” Jasper asked with an amused smile. “I saw some couple’s wear somewhere around here.”
Isabella laughed, “I rather not, besides if I start wearing these clothes too much I’ll develop an accent, and that southern twang really only works on you.”
“Is that so,” Jasper said coming closer his accent becoming clearer, for years Alice had repressed it, but his Elle loved it.
She smiled and backed up, “No, I changed my mind, makes you sound like a hillbilly.” She laughed as Jasper grabbed her by the hips keeping her in place.
“You love it,” He said as he leaned in and kissed her.
“I got used to it,” Isabella replied she smiled and kissed Jasper again. Hearing the store clerk coming closer she stepped back. “I’m going to go see if this have this hat in another color.”
Jasper smiled as she disappeared. He went and gathered the clothes he had chosen handing them to the saleslady. As she was ringing up his purchases Isabella returned her hat still placed firmly on her head, except now she had two others in her hand. Jasper raised an eyebrow as she placed one on his head and stepped back. She did the same with the other hat switching back and forth a few times. Jasper stayed still amused by the serious look of thought on her face as she tried to figure out which one was better. Finally, she set the brown down and settled on the black one.
“I thought you said you didn’t want to match.” Jasper whispered as he wrapped his arms around her waist bringing her in closer.
“I made an exception, Jay.” Isabella replied. “But if you really want to match, they have this jean style dress in the back, I’m sure we can find one in your size too.”
“You’re so funny.” Jasper whispered in her ear.
“I know, I should be a comedian.” Isabella replied with a smirk. Jasper removed the hat from Bella’s head and handed it to the saleslady.
“Don’t forget this,” Jasper said to the woman behind the counter.
“I could’ve bought that! ” Isabella said as the saleslady returned the hat, Jasper placed it once again on her head.
“I wanted to buy you something,” Jasper said with a smile.
“I know, but there was a much more expensive pair of shoes a few stores down I would’ve preferred for you to buy.” Isabella replied with a playful smirk.
“I’ll buy you those too,” Jasper said.
Isabella shook her head, “Nope, you only get to buy me one thing, you choose a hat.”
Jasper smiled and kissed her cheek. “You’re a handful.”
“Yeah, but that’s the fun in the this relationship.” Isabella replied with a smirk. She moved the hat off her head and took off the tag, before placing it back on.
“I like this look on you.” Jasper said kissing her neck.
“Of course you do.” Isabella said with an amused smirk, “I’m adorable.”
Jasper smiled and continued to kiss her neck. He pulled away pulling out his card and handed it to the sales lady. He saw Isabella’s sunglasses and figured it would be time for her to get a new pair. She still wore them everywhere, but at home she felt comfortable enough around him to keep them off.
“You know Jay, you have more clothes now, than Peter and I combined,” Isabella said as she saw the bags full of clothes.
Jasper hummed, “Than we should change that. Let me buy you new clothes, Elle.”
Isabella smiled, “I don’t need new clothes, but can we just walk around for the rest of the day?”
“We can do whatever you please.” Jasper responded with a smile pleased that she wanted to spend more time with him.
Isabella grinned, “Then let’s get walking.”
Isabella paused as she looked around in an antique store Jasper had seen some lamp he wanted for his room so they stopped by. She decided to take a look around the store while Jasper spoke with the salesmen. She spotted an old picture that was painted, it was a family, but there was one thing that really caught her about the picture. It was the small 8-year-old that was smiling. She would recognize that face anywhere. Peter. Picking up the picture she hauled it with her to where the salesman was trying to justify the high price to Jasper. She lifted her sunglasses to sit on her head. “Excuse me,” She said catching the man’s attention, she smiled sweetly at him. “Do you mind telling me how much you want for this?” She gestured to the painting.
The man couldn’t speak as he was caught in Isabella’s blue eyes. The lust rolling off of the man was beginning to make Jasper angry. As the man noticeably looked Isabella over Jasper growled causing the man to snap out of his thoughts. He blushed at being caught staring. “Umm, that’ll be twenty dollars.”
Isabella moved and was about to pay when Jasper handed the man the lamp ready to just leave the store before he did something he might regret. “Ring them up together.”
Isabella sniggered as she moved into Jasper’s arms. “You’re going to scare him to death if you don’t quit pumping fear into him.” She whispered.
Jasper raised an eyebrow, “I think he deserves it.” He slid her glasses down to cover her eyes. “You just had to make this difficult on me.”
“I didn’t want to be over charged for the painting like you were with that lamp. Speaking of which, I could’ve paid for it.” Isabella said.
“You could’ve paid and I would’ve let you, but it would’ve taken longer if we paid separately. I don’t want to do something I might regret if we stay here much longer,” Jasper whispered into Isabella’s ear.
As they walked out with their new purchased items. Jasper looked at the now wrapped with a bow painting that Isabella requested. “What’s so special with this painting?”
Isabella hummed in response a smile on her face. “That’s a secret, Jay. Besides it’s not for me, it’s for Pete.” There was a clap of thunder in the sky and Jasper turned to Isabella with a raised eyebrow. “Sorry, got too happy.”
Jasper left Isabella as he went to his room to put away everything.
“Hey, what’s that Elysia?” Peter asked as he saw Isabella carrying in the large wrapped present.
“This is for you, Pete,” she responded setting it down on the couch. “Come on, open it.”
Peter stood and walked towards the gift, he paused and eyed Isabella. “What is it?”
“It’s a surprise, if you don’t open it than I’ll put it away,” Isabella said urging him to go ahead and open it.
Peter sighed and with his vampire speed he tore off the wrapping paper. He paused and looked at the painting and back to Isabella. He knew these people. He could feel it in his gut that he knew these people. “Who are they?”
“They’re our bloodline,” Isabella replied as he looked at the family portrait. “I remembered their faces from the files I read. These two,” Isabella said pointing to the adults in the picture. “Are William and Sabrina Swan. This little baby girl here, her name is Samantha Swan. And this cute kid here, his name is Peter Swan.”
Peter froze, “This is them?” He questioned in shock as he couldn’t remember this picture.
Isabella nodded, “Yeah, this is your family, Pete. You had a son before you were turned his name was Geoffrey. He had Charlie and then I was born.”
“This…” Peter turned to Isabella and smiled at her, “This is pretty cool Elysia. Thank you.”
“I thought you could hang it up somewhere around here,” Isabella said sitting down on the couch. Peter smiled and kissed her forehead.
“I’m going to go for a hunt,” Peter lied he really just needed a moment to himself.
Isabella didn’t say anything as she knew he was lying, she simply nodded and let him leave. She heard banging upstairs and decided to see what the hell Jasper was doing.
Walking up the steps slowly she peeked her head inside his room and saw him tossing old clothes into a pile. “Donate it.” Isabella said as she walked in.
“I was planning to,” Jasper said responded as he turned to smile at her. “What did Peter think of his gift?”
“I think I made him emotional. He left to “hunt”” Isabella said making air quotes as she spoke. She made her way to the bed and smiled, there was no use for this. Actually there was one use for a bed, but she wasn’t ready for that just yet. She got on and laid on her back crossing her arms under her head. “So what are you doing exactly?”
“I didn’t want any more of Alice’s clothing choices, so I decided to clean out my closet before I put away my new clothes.” Jasper replied he turned around and saw her form on his bed. He smiled amused as she almost looked like she was asleep. “I bought it the other day while you went out hunting with Peter.”
Isabella hummed in appreciation. “I can’t remember sleeping on a bed.” She commented. “I’ve been on one before when Pete and I stayed at the hotels, but I never knew what sleeping in one felt like. Do you remember that feeling?”
“Not really,” Jasper said as he watched her and smiled as a thought came into his head. He moved and laid next to her on the bed. He smiled as she moved and rested her head on his chest. “Put your shield down.”
“Why?” she asked opening her eyes and looking at him.
“I want to show you something,” Jasper said he tucked a hair behind her ear, “You trust me, don’t you?”
Isabella nodded and for the first time she let her shield down completely leaving herself exposed to Jasper. “What are you going to do?”
“I’m going to let you sleep,” Jasper said, he smiled at her, “Close your eyes.” As she did what he asked he began to imitate the emotions he had felt from humans when they slept. It didn’t take long before she went still and her body relaxed against him. He began to run his hands through her hair as she slept beside him. She was so breathtakingly beautiful, in her peaceful sleeplike state. He laid his head back and indulged in her emotions the ones she didn’t let him feel often, but he hoped that change soon. As the days passed with her he could feel himself falling in love with her. She began to move around wrapping herself around him tighter. He chuckled lightly as she was practically lying on top of him. The forgotten clothes scattered on the ground no longer any importance Jasper wanted to just be with his Elle.
Close to two hours later Jasper heard Peter come in shouting at the top of his lungs for Isabella.
“Elysia!” Peter shouted again knowing sooner or late his sister would get annoyed and come down the stairs.
Jasper groaned as Isabella woke up, he really had been enjoying just being with her. Isabella rubbed her eyes and moved so she was sitting up beside Jasper. “I slept.” Isabella said in pure awe, she turned to Jasper with a grin so big it could reach her ears. “I slept!”
Jasper smiled, “You were out for about two hours.”
“Thank you, Jay.” Isabella said more than grateful she was able to know what sleep felt like. “That was perfect.”
“Anything for you, Elle,” Jasper said he kissed her lightly. “Peter’s calling for you.”
Isabella groaned, “Perfect.” She climbed out of the bed and saw the room was still a mess. “You should really get to work, have you been slacking off for the last two hours.” She said turning to Jasper with a smirk.
Jasper chuckled, “It was kind of hard to move, you decided to use me as your pillow.”
Isabella shrugged, “What can I say, you’re pretty comfortable.” She walked out of the room heading straight to the living room. “What’s up, Pete?”
Peter grinned and held out a black gift bag that had white tissue paper sticking out of it. “I thought since we’re giving each other presents, you deserved something.”
Isabella reached for the bag, “I didn’t want a gift Pete.”
“I know you didn’t want a gift,” Peter said with a smirk. “But you deserve one. I’ve been a little distant lately. I can’t excuse the way I’ve been acting, just seeing you with Jasper, I thought you’d forget about me. I was wrong.”
Isabella smiled, she opened the bag and tossed her head back laughing. Inside the bag was a pair of converse custom made. They had pictures of her and Peter on them from their previous trip. “How did you get them done in less than a few hours?”
Peter shrugged, “I ordered them a while ago my gift told me they’d come in handy.”
Isabela smiled, “They’re perfect, Pete. Thank you.” Isabella took a seat on the couch she immediately put on the shoes and leaned back on the couch sticking her feet in the air. Peter sat beside her on the couch. He pointed to a picture of them in Disney land.
“Remember that?” Peter asked as he remembered the way her eyes lit up in Disney land.
“Of course I remember that,” Isabella replied with a smile.
“I have to ask because with you, you can never be too sure about your memory.” Peter said amused.
Isabella rolled her eyes and continued to inspect her shoes with Peter. Talking about the memories each photo held, they both passed the time together.
“No!” Isabella said in frustration. “Pete, come on you know I won that day fair and square.”
“You did not, you so cheated.” Peter argued as he crossed his arms over his chest. He and Isabella sat side by side on the couch both their feet kicked up on the coffee table.
“You’re full of shit!” Isabella scoffed, “I won.”
“You lost, Elysia,” Peter assured. “But in the spirit of being fair, I’ll let you continue to believe you won.”
“I did so win,” Isabella murmured under her breath in annoyance. “Did you hear; Jay is getting rid of all his Alice clothing.”
Peter perked up at the thought of being able to do something entertaining with the clothing. “Bon fire?”
“He was going to give it to charity.” Isabella replied but paused for a second before she smirked. “But when he’s not looking we can get it away from him and light it on fire.”
Peter smirked, “My dear Elysia, you are my favorite vampire in existence.”
Isabella grinned widely, “I distract him and you grab the clothes as quickly as you can?”
“Sounds like a plan.” Peter said.
They both stood at the moment they turned they saw an amused Jasper leaning against the wall. “Amidst your arguing I was able to sneak up on you two. Did you really think that you could sneak up on me?”
Isabella shrugged, “You’d be surprised what Pete and I can do when we put our heads together. So what do you say? Half your clothes to donation and the other half go to our entertainment outside?”
Jasper smiled and gestured for the stairs. “Go ahead and get as many as you want.”
Isabella grinned and kissed Jasper’s cheek. “Thanks, Jay”
Jasper smiled even the smallest kiss from her was enough to make him incredibly happy. Jasper turned and looked to Peter who was staring at him. “Something wrong, Peter?”
“No, I’m glad it was you. If anyone had to be mated to my little sister, I’m glad it’s you.” Peter said he rocked back and forth on his feet. “Well now that that’s out there, I’m going to go set up to start burning your clothes.”
Jasper chuckled to himself, he didn’t know what exactly happened between Isabella and Peter, but whatever it was, they seemed closer. He followed the laughter of his Elle and was led outside. He watched curiously as Peter said something to her, it seemed to be a cheesy quote he did the voice to go along with it, she responded with a loud laugh throwing her head back and shoving Peter playfully. Jasper looked up to the sky and the clouds had lightened up by Isabella’s mood. He watched as a single bolt of lightning came down and lit the fire. Isabella sat down next to Peter and they both looked at the growing fire.
“Jay!” Isabella called as she turned her head to find him. Jasper looked at her and smiled as she patted the spot the next to her. “Come sit down.”
Jasper moved quickly and took a seat beside her taking her hand in his. “This was what you both wanted to do?”
“We have a thing for fires,” Isabella replied as she watched the flames grow. “We started one in Disney land so we could get on one of the rides.”
“Don’t forget the one at the beach in Florida.” Peter said with a smirk as he looked at Jasper. “That one was my favorite.”
“Don’t you both ever get caught?” Jasper asked.
“All the time,” Isabella replied with a wide smile. “We manage to get out of it every single time.”
Isabella laid back her hand still in Jasper’s and smiled. This life she had wasn’t so bad, it actually seemed to be perfect at the moment.