BTW: This Is Book #1 of the Hale Chronicles (soon to be) Series...
Author: Tracy Renee Shierling
I wonder if I dreamed of you-
If you would appear?
To make my nights full of love,
And always hold me near.
I wonder if I thought of you-
If you would feel it in your soul?
Like two spirits in the universe,
Who always seem to know?
Even if the stars went black
And the sun was to shine no more.
They could find their way to each other,
No matter how far the shore.
Safely in each other's arms,
To bid the rest of time.
Finding Eternal Love
So many seek to find.
Caring for each other
Through the worst of storms.
Leaning on the arms of love
And never need anymore.
This is how I feel for you,
I've known it all along.
You are my one true love
My world... My heart... My soul
Life is a series of complications and webs of challenges that block your path to happiness. For our family, everything is made difficult by the Volturi. Every day I can feel them watching us from afar. As soon as Aro realized we were stronger than them, he panicked and sent people to spy; as if he is waiting for an excuse to terminate the Cullens. Before, nobody had anything to worry about…they could snoop all they wanted, and wouldn’t find a thing. But now, we aren’t so sure.
Chapter 1- Jasper
“Where There Is Love, There Is Life.” – Indira Gandhi
The ocean seemed bitter today; angry waves ricocheted off of the cliff side, sending a shower of water in every direction. The impacts made the ground shake; causing my boulder to wobble in its place. The sun rested on the very edge of the water; like it was originally hung there. A gentle reminder that another day has left our presence.
I sat in my little getaway; an open cliff at the edge of the great Pacific. It was a marvelous discovery, this little hideout. The grass was thick and green, the trees tall and wide. To my right ran a stream which dropped over the edge, and collided with the rest of the ocean. I love everything about this place; coming here calms me down.
The only people who know I come here are Edward and Alice- even though I didn’t voluntarily tell them. Most of the time, they don’t bother following me. The family understands a need of alone time…Especially when you are part of our little clan. Being in the house makes it so that everybody can hear you. Emmett gets a kick out of listening in on conversations, or worse…you know.
The sound of footsteps interrupted my train of thought. When I turned around, Alice stood at the edge of the forest, a grin stretched across her face. Her skin glimmered in the light of the afternoon sunset. “So this is where you hide from me,” she said, skipping across the field.
“It’s not hiding if you join.” I laughed, gesturing to the open spot to my left. “Care to watch the sunset?”
Alice suddenly appeared, interlacing her fingers with mine. “Of course. Anything to spend some time with my number one guy.”
“Well, I’m glad to keep you company.” I said, bowing my head.
“And that’s why I love you.” She whispered, resting her head on my shoulder.
Brilliant Rays of the setting sun glowed a bright mixture of red, orange, and yellow; slowly setting on the radiant horizon. The warmth of it all disappearing in an instant; bitter temperatures developing in the cool November breeze. Before we knew it, the sun was completely gone…a moon and stars taking its place.
“I love nights like these…You can actually see the stars. They fascinate me…”
I let out a tiny laugh. “Alice, all of the stars in the universe is nothing compared to you.”
She suddenly felt annoyed. “You’re too modest,” she murmured under her breath, “Do you ever give yourself any credit?”
I sighed, because there really isn’t that much to credit myself for. “Fine, I’ll play along. Credit for what?”
Alice smiled a grin of perfect, shiny teeth. “Well, I love so many things about you Jazz.”
I spun myself to around, and crossed my legs. The direction I faced had me looking straight at her. Those beautiful golden eyes bored into mine until she realized what I wanted. Alice moved swiftly to sit in my lap. “So, what kind of things do you love about me?” I whispered, wrapping my arms around her body.
She lifted her head to gaze at me. “I love how you always put everyone else before yourself, or how you are always so protective of the people you love.” She said, caressing the side of my face. “You are kind, polite, and an amazing kisser,” She whispered, leaning in to press her lips to mine, before pulling away. “Jasper, you are braver than anybody I’ve ever met, and I absolutely adore your romantic side,” She laughed, kissing me another time. “Most of all, I love how you are all mine.”
I smiled down at her, my heart a thousand times heavier than before. “Well, do you ever stop and think of how amazing you are?” She held my hand again. “That’s not the same,” Her laughter rang through the wind like Christmas bells. “Why? Would you like to remind me?”
“Alice, you are the most beautiful woman in the entire world,” I said, kissing the back of her hand. “I love your overall enthusiastic attitude, or when you’re so persistent.” I rendered, kissing her on the cheek. “You know exactly what to say and when to say it, and I’m crazy about your romantic side.” My mouth stretched into a smile. “You’re tiny and delicate, but with so much strength …”
“Shhh…” Alice whispered, pressing her finger to my lips. “I really want to kiss you now.” She was turned so that she had her legs wrapped around my waist, and her arms on my shoulders. I smiled as she kissed me again, only this time, for so much longer than before.
Whenever Alice touches me, it’s almost like a live fire has been set under my skin; only, the flames don’t hurt. My whole body becomes warm on the inside, and I feel complete-like we are one person.
I felt completely out of it, the only thing I saw was her face in my head. She was so beautiful; that hair, so unique, so perfect. Her eyes are a breathtaking shade of gold- pure and almost metallic looking. And those lips! Full and gorgeous as they yelled “Jasper! Jasper!” I opened my eyes to see Alice, with her hand on top of mine-which was fumbling with the buttons on her shirt. “Jazz, not here…”
We were now lying down, facing each other. “Why Not,” I mumbled, “It’s so pretty here. And there’s nobody around for miles.”
She pretended to think for a couple of seconds before saying, “Well…”
“Don’t mess with me Alice.” I whispered in her ear.
And then we continued where we left off…
I think I'm going to make the next chapter really sad, between Alice and Aidan, it's sure to be really emotional.
Good! There's more to come!
Other than using her power of projecting "pain" I very much doubt Jane could knock Jasper down, let alone hold him down! As Bella described Jane in BD (the book), Bella didn't see Jane as having any fighting ability. Without using her projection of mental pain on Jasper, I'd bet her head would have been sperated from her torso by Jasper in less than a micro-second (much faster than she could have projected her mental pain as a defense against him). I enjoy reading all of what you've written, I've been getting my own book, "Immortal Relations*" publiished and haven't had time to read all your recent chapters until now! Great story by the way, I hope you will consider publishing (print, Kindle and CD) if you can work it out with SM to do so (since it uses her characters). I only mention the evil "Tuscan Coven" in the first of my own books (second volumn is in work at this time).
*It will be available from Amazon by the first of the year.
Thanks! Please let me know how you like it (but be forewarned it is for ADULTS)!
cada vez esta mejor................. sigue asi
Chapter 20- Alice
“Enemies make being happy more difficult than it needs to be…” ~Unknown Artist~
“They got him.” I mumbled horrified at the vision that had blacked over my eyes. “The Volturi took Jasper.” It was like watching a movie as they pushed Jazz, lifeless, through the dense forest.
The entire room gasped, waiting for some sort of explanation on my part, anything to clear up this mess. Aidan was outside with Benjamin, so he wasn’t there to listen in.
“How?” Bella asked, arms wrapped around Nessie as she screamed to go see Aidan. She was waiting on an answer as to where Edward was, and if he was safe.
My head throbbed while watching them take the love of my life away, defenseless. “We need to find him…I need him here.”
Carlisle stared directly at me. “If the Volturi have Jasper, then we shouldn’t attack; they’ll win. Wait for them to make the first-“
“No, I need him!” I yelled, focusing hard on where they were taking Jazz. It was fuzzy, all I could see was a small, stone home, but it didn’t give away a location. All my vision said was that Felix was practically carrying Jasper through the woods to this tiny building.
I stood, and rushed to the door, but Carlisle stopped me. “Alice, that’s not a good idea. What about Aidan? Who is he going to have if they take you too?”
I gazed out the window at my baby, who was practicing drills with Benjamin. “I can’t leave Jasper with them. Why couldn’t they have taken me?” I sobbed into my hands, not expecting Carlisle to comfort me with a hug.
“Aro won’t dare do anything; He wants something, and that’s why the guard took Jasper. Not that this isn’t a tragic situation for you both, but my guess is that he’s after Aidan. Focus your attention to your son, and we can win this. Jasper will be okay…”
As much as I knew he was right, it was hard to get up and walk away from this. How did I know that the Volturi would someday ruin everything for me?
I couldn’t help but watch Aidan outside, trying his hardest to figure it all out; acting just as determined as his daddy would’ve. Kicks, punches, moves that you would only see in a karate movie were being performed by this little kid.
I nodded into Carlisle’s chest. “Aidan needs me…”
Just then, my brothers barged through the door. “We lost him.” Emmett announced, looking at me and Carlisle. “What’s-“
“The Volturi took Jasper.” Bella said, looking at me with sympathy.
In that instant, Emmett and Edward looked to each other, and came over to me. “We’re so sorry Alice. He went off on his own, and we figured he’d be okay by himself.”
“It’s okay…You didn’t mean for this to happen.”
I went to sit in the chair facing the window, watching Aidan like a hawk. He and Benjamin looked to be done for the day, because it was getting dark.
“That was so cool!” Aidan yelled, walking through the door. He looked around in search of me. “Mommy, I’m doing really well!”
I tried my best to stay happy, for Aidan. “That’s great buddy.” I held my arms out, and he climbed into them. I wrapped him in my arms. “Come on, I need to get you ready for bed.”
It was hard to pretend things were normal, but I managed to run Aidan through a bath, and get him in his PJ’s just like I would on any other night. He was really proud of himself for doing a good job with Benji, as he’s been calling Benjamin.
When I laid with Aidan tonight he seemed a little upset. His expression was just plain sad. “What’s wrong baby?” I asked, stroking the side of his face lightly.
He sighed. “Daddy is supposed to be here to tuck me in, but he didn’t come back with Uncle Edward and Uncle Em.”
I wasn’t sure what to tell him about Jazz. He was a very curious kid, and I knew he wouldn’t fall for much. “Daddy had to go away for a couple days.”
“Is he with Aro?” Aidan asked. It was an innocent question, and he didn’t mean to upset me, but my heart sank.
He sat and waited for an answer, but I wasn’t sure what to tell him. “Yes, He is.”
“What are they doing, Mommy?”
“I don’t know Aidan.”
He looked up at me. “Who is Aro?”
“Aidan, you don’t need to know that yet. When the time is right, I’ll tell you.”
He looked really sad again. “Is Aro a bad guy?”
“You should really get to sleep…”
He leaned into my side, cuddling almost. “He is a bad guy…What’s going to happen to Daddy?”
“Nothing is going to happen to Daddy, do you know why?”
“Nothing will happen to your Daddy because you are strong enough to save him.”
I watched as he held out a hand and made the flame appear. “I can save him from Aro?”
I nodded. “You are very powerful Aidan. I hope you know that.”
He still hadn’t cheered up. “I’m the reason you and Daddy are in trouble…”
I didn’t know where he got that from. “Aidan, you’re the exact opposite. You made me and Daddy so happy, and it isn’t your fault that this is happening. I told you, Aro is a bad guy, and he would have wanted to hurt us even if you weren’t here.”
Aidan smiled. “Thanks…” He yawned, closing his eyes. “I love you Mommy.” He mumbled.
“I love you too Aidan.”
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