Title: It Was Them
Characters: Jasper Hale, Bella Swan, mentions of Jasper’s first family
Prompt: 076. Who?
Word Count: 912
Summary: She wanted to know who.
Author’s Note: This is a continuation of the 025 prompt “Strangers”. No real spoilers in here.
“Well, what would you like to know?” I asked, ready to answer any question she was going to throw at me.
“Tell me who made you a vampire,” Bella stated, “Tell me what they were like.”
“Are you sure you want to know this?” I was slightly uncomfortable discussing Maria and her family. When Bella nodded I sighed and laid back on the rock with my arms cushioning my head. I stared up at the gray sky.
“She was… beautiful… I hadn’t known she was a vampire when I asked to stay at her house while stationed in South Carolina. Her family owned a large plantation right outside of Charleston,” I paused and tilted my head to the side to look over at Bella.
“Go on,” She whispered. By the looks of it, she was interested. I drew in an unnecessary breath.
“I was attracted to Maria. She was beautiful. She had long blonde hair and amazing topaz eyes. And that country accent… It just added to her attractiveness. I can still hear her sometimes although I’ve tried so hard to forget everything about her,” I shook my head, “She was as beautiful as she was conniving.
“She was already engaged to this man thirty years older than her. Her parents wanted the money the man had, and the man wanted a beautiful wife to fulfill his,” I paused again, “needs. With one look at her you could tell she was miserable. Her wedding day was three days away when she came to me one night. She was so… breathtaking that night. I couldn’t help myself. We made sure to be as quiet as possible, but in the end, just as we were coming down from our euphoric highs, she bit me.”
I looked over and saw Bella staring wide eyed at me. I smiled at her and she blushed a little. I looked away quickly. She cleared her throat, urging me to continue.
“It hurt like hell,” I growled though I hadn’t meant to, “I thought I was going to die. The pain was excruciating, Bella.” I sat up and stared at her, “I thought I had a high tolerance for pain. But this pain… it felt like every part of me was on fire. It felt like I was burning, and no matter how much I moved the fire wouldn’t go out. It only got worse. Maria locked me away for three days, and every minute passed so slowly. Every hour of those three days I spent wondering if I was going to die. Then at the end of the third day the pain suddenly stopped.
“I realized she had turned me. I don’t know why she would have. She was getting married!” I exclaimed, “In the end she made me drain her husband-to-be of all of his blood. She was a sadistic woman, Bella. She sat there and laughed cruelly while that man begged for mercy. The second I smelled his blood I knew I had to drink from him. It was nearly impossible for me to wait for so long while she tied him up. I drank him until…” I stopped talking when I saw Bella’s expression.
She had a mixed look of horror and grief on her face. I sat up and watched her. I wasn’t sure what she was going to do or say. I knew that I shouldn’t have told her anything. I had a feeling that as soon as I told her this story she’d run away. And half of me wanted her to do that.
“Don’t stop… Please,” Bella whispered, “I… I need to know this.”
“Are you sure? We can stop if-“ But she cut me off.
“No. Please, continue. Don’t mind me,” She said whilst giving me a weak smile. I nodded a few times then looked over at the river we sat by.
“He died. I killed an innocent man who only wanted a tiny bit of happiness in his life. After that, Maria’s family joined us in my room. They congratulated me on an “amazing transformation” and they said we would go hunting later that night. I was looking forward to it, because I knew that hunting meant blood. But I didn’t know they meant human blood. That night, and many nights after that, we went and drank from humans. Mostly were slaves from the plantation we lived on, but some nights when we attended lavish parties at enormous estates I’d get a taste of what we called “wealthy blood”.”
“That’s horrible,” Bella muttered under her breath. I nodded solemnly.
“It is,” I agreed, “But then I got depressed. I hated killing humans for the sake of my survival. So one rainy day while I was walking in a field of the plantation I left. I walked right out of Charleston. I walked out of South Carolina.”
I was done talking about Maria and her family. I couldn’t keep going even if I wanted to. Talking about her brought up very painful memories, and I suddenly wanted to talk to Alice. She always kept me grounded. Without her I would be lost. I would still be drinking from humans f it hadn’t been for her determination. Bella snapped me out of my reverie by coughing.
“I’m glad you told me that,” Bella said genuinely.
“What else would you like to know?” I was slightly hesitant to keep answering her questions but I wasn’t going to back down now.
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- Current Mood: restless
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