Monday, July 25, 2011

Teaser for Chapter 15 of Bitemarks & Bloodstains

I don't see how that would do us any good at all,” I tell her, taking great care to keep my voice even and calm, so the absolute rage that floods me at the notion doesn't come bursting out.

Why not?” she asks, and she doesn't really care what the answer is, she just wants to know.

Because the next time I see Edward, I'm gonna kill him. We're not going to get another fighter out of his ashes.” There is more bubbling behind this promise than any other I've given, and not just because he ripped Bella into shreds and scattered the pieces all around the entire town of Forks, which at the very least, made my pursuit of her extremely difficult. He'll want her back, and there's not a chance in hell that I'm going to allow him to dredge up all the shit she worked so hard to get over just to be told no.

You've gotta stop killing people, Jasper,” Bella jokes, but it's clear that she's not really all that happy with my declaration. It's too bad, really.

Not until after the horde of newborns and crazy bitches,” I counter.

I hate him,” Bella confesses, her voice hard and tinged with a growl. “I absolutely hate him, and I hate that he turned me into someone who's capable of that. Just the thought of him brings back everything that happened, and I just...I can't believe I was so stupid.”

I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I hate him, too.”

Yeah, but I'm the moron who fell in love with him,” Bella replies, and the funny thing is that she's really bitter over the truth of her statement, but she doesn't regret it, at all.

Was it worth it?” I wonder, tilting my head to examine her a little more closely.

There's a little bit of me that wishes that it wasn't, just so I could say that if I had it to do over again I would have stayed with Renee—but yeah, it was worth it.”


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