Chapter 26: Vision Quest
I was tired, but I knew I was going to get the answers I needed for the upcoming trip to La Push. This needed done. Char spoke quietly, “Will you be alright with our venom... so much I mean?”
I looked deeply in her eyes to check the bond. It was extremely beautiful. She smiled brightly as she looked. I hummed as I cupped her cheek in my hand. “The bond is so beautiful. I need the venom during the process. It helped me heal the piece I hold of Peter. I don't know what I need it for this time, but I do need it. It also helps me stay grounded in all of you. I don't lose myself, and I stay more focused on what I need to know or do. I won't have a bad reaction to it. It won't harm me.”
Peter spoke next, “Will ya need anythin’ else from Char or I durin’?”
He had his head down looking at the comforter. I kissed his forehead, then pulled his chin up. I checked the bond, and was extremely pleased. We smiled at each other. “It's perfect. So beautiful. Your part in this is huge. You and Char are making the shield that protects us... your emotional flow to us is key. That's why your hands must stay on our elements. If one of you breaks contact for a split second, all of this could go very bad. Please make sure you keep positive emotions flowing. Everything will be fine.”
Jasper asked softly, “Do you know how long you'll be with the goddess this time?”
I turned to my Jasper, then kissed his nose. I checked our bond, “So strong... blindingly beautiful.”
We smiled at each other, then I said, “I don't know. It shouldn't be longer than the last time, but there's just so much. It's getting harder to stay focused. We need to do this soon. No matter what, the goddess will not harm me. She is me, so she would be hurting herself if she did. When I come out of this, my physical changes will be complete, but my design will not be, until two rotations of the sun have passed from when I woke up in the playroom. That's what she said. In two rotations of the sun, my design would be complete, and we would need to leave for La Push before it was. That I was to prepare. This is me preparing. I know that. Don't worry, Cowboy, the four of us will be stronger in our bonds than any ever known when I return. Let's hurry, so we can get started. Time is running short for my hold on things.”
Peter and Char rushed to get things while Jasper held me tight to him. He kissed my shoulders and breathed against my neck, “Is it true? Will the bonds between the four of us be that strong?”
I smiled, knowing this much for sure. “During my time preparing, you three need to speak your claiming words to each other. The physical claiming will need to be done as I rest and eat. I will be with you, but not participate. You know you've felt the need to claim both of them... they've felt it, too. They felt it before you left to search for your mate. It must happen this way, and that's okay with me. Let both claimings come from inside when you feel them... you will know when the time is right by their feelings. I love you, My Jasper, and so do they. I see it plainly on their faces when they look at you.”
Char and Peter walked back in with all the things needed, then carefully crawled into their former positions. “We put our venom in the waters already, but you still need to do yours, Jasper.”
Peter handed Jasper the bottles, so Jasper put the appropriate amount into each. Peter was replacing the caps and shaking them as Jasper moved to the next bottle.
When they were done, Jasper set the chocolates out next to him on one side, the waters on the other. Each chocolate bag was opened, then set it the right order for him to reach easily. Char placed the waters in their correct order on the other side just as Jasper asked, “Are you ready? I feel your emotions spiking. We need to hurry.”
I raised up, then slowly slid down on his length. My legs were around his back, and we were both in a sitting position. Peter and Char wrapped themselves around each side of us, their legs wrapping around behind us with their hands on our elements.
I squared my shoulders, straightened my posture, then placed my hands on Jasper's chest with my elbows at my sides, making a diamond shape with my index fingers and thumbs. I took a deep breath, then asked if everyone was ready. No one moved, but everyone took a deep breath. They said they were all ready, so I explained, “From the moment I close my eyes to center myself, we're in this for the long haul. Start the chocolate 2 minutes after I'm centered. Start the emotions as soon as my eyes close. You know everything else to do. I love you all. Let's get started.”
I took a deep breath, then slowly closed my eyes. I focused on my heartbeat, breathing deeply several times to center myself. I felt the flow of emotions from my mates; there was so much love. I felt like I was going to explode with how much there was.
I breathed deeply again, focusing on the flashes of things I had been getting. Before I was able to see them in my mind, my goddess appeared. She was stunning. Her hair was twisted and braided in towards the center back of her head, with green vines worked into it, and loose chunky curls making up the bottom where the braid ended half way down her back.
The dress was so beautiful. It was a floor length halter style with a small sweeping train. The bodice was sheer to her hips, with all four colors of jewels covering the sheer material over her breasts, while a flowing wrap skirt sat at her hips, clasped with more jewels on her left side. It was a shimmering silver, with swirls and streaks of Jade Green, Caribbean Blue, and Blood Red throughout the whole skirt. On closer inspection, the jewel design on the waist and covering the bust of the gown was a vine scroll work and flowers. Her elements were on full display, as again, the top part of the skirt hit just above her tailbone. Her elements stood out in a vividly gorgeous display against her creamy skin as well as the silver gown.
This was a true goddess. She had her hands in a praying position, yet she was looking directly at me. I smiled, then she said in the most beautiful voice I've ever heard, “We have much to discuss, My Goddess. We mustn’t let the time get away from us now, for your mates will worry. Take my hand.”
I hurried to her side to take her hand. Instantly I was standing in the kitchen of Charlie's house. Charlie and Sue were getting ready to have dinner. He had gotten take-out like I suggested, and was pulling the chair out for her. Aww.
After a few bites of dinner, Sue said she had something to explain. She told him of the wolves, as well as the history between the wolves and Cullens. Shit!
She kept going, though. She was telling him that there was something big coming. A big fight was on the horizon between the supernaturals of the world. Wait. What?
There was going to be a time soon that Forks would be in the presence of a true elemental, the one of their legends. It would be the start of a great alliance, but also the coming of an army. She said she was telling him, because Leah and Seth were wolves and she was an Elder. She knew Charlie loved her, plus they would need his help in the time to come.
Charlie was floored, but didn't say a word for a full 3 minutes. When he did, all he had to say was, “I'll do anything to help you and keep you safe. Tell me what you need.”
The air swirled around us, distorting the scene in front of me, then I was standing outside of Jacob's house facing his back porch. His father, Billy, was sitting in his wheelchair on the back porch drinking hot coffee.
Before I could do anything but take in his appearance, Billy spoke, “It is an honor to be in your presence, Goddess. I have hoped many times in the last months that I would be able to speak to you. There is evil massing on the horizon. The numbers have grown significantly in the last weeks. It has made our numbers grow significantly, too. Some are very young still, but they are most eager to train. We have all of our number training round the clock in shifts, but without your presence in the coming battle, both Forks and La Push will perish. Please Goddess, we beg of you to help us. We know of the legends. We know also of the training you will need, and from whom. We would be honored to train with you. Give me some sign if you hear me and will come, please.”
I tried to speak, but nothing came out. I concentrated really hard on giving him a sign... any sign at all. Suddenly, the wind blew through his hair, the tiny flower in the pot grew to three times its size, icicles formed on the porch railing, plus a dead bush in the back yard caught fire.
Holy shit! I did that?
“Oh, praise be! Thank you, Goddess. We await your arrival. We will be ready for you.”
The ground beneath my feet emanated with power, then the scene changed again. I was in a large field where two red-eyed vampires speaking. “She wants to move up the date. We should be ready in 2 months at most. Don't cross her, or you know what will happen. This must be taken care of. Soon. If she has to take care of it herself, the seer will know who is behind everything. That wouldn't be good for any of us. Now go.”
He flicked the lighter open and lit it, then tossed it onto a dead, de-limbed vampire on the ground. I hadn't noticed it was there. As soon as the vampire caught fire, the scene changed again.
I was in an old castle. I heard someone speaking in another language, but couldn't tell what they were saying. Then he came into view with someone else. They looked around to make sure they were alone, then the taller of the two spoke. “I've not found anything more out. He keeps the knowledge of when the true elemental will show herself a secret. He has told no one. He must not be allowed to get his hands on her, especially if she has not been turned yet. He seeks to keep and use her, like a prized pet. It's disgusting. I have been here for too long, just waiting for her arrival, Eleazar. I don't know how much more of this hidden sneaking shit I can take. He needs to pay for what he's done.”
The one named Eleazar spoke, “We must find out when the true elemental will show herself so that we may help protect her in the coming battles. With the south, Washington and Aro all watching for her arrival, she will need us, along with our talents. This group amassing in Washington is troublesome to me. They are not even being discreet about turnings. It has made international news on several occasions. As soon as we know that she will be arriving, my coven will be on the way to wherever she is to help in her protection. Stay steadfast, Brother, because the goddess will need your help when the time comes.”
The wind swirled through the open windows of the castle, causing the scene to changed once more.
This time I was in a bedroom; I turned around to see Edward holding Alice in his arms. Christ, why now?
She looked tired, her eyes almost lifeless. He was stroking her back, asking her what she saw. She told him it was just jumbled flashes. She didn't get anything useful. “Just try to relax, maybe it will come. You already told us that she would need us soon, we just have to know when. Have you seen anything more about Seattle or Italy?”
She sighed as she rubbed her temples. “Edward, you know I'm doing my best. I'm watching Italy to make sure Aro doesn't decide to come, Seattle to find out who is behind the army and what the purpose is, the south to make sure she doesn't come for Jasper, while trying to get readings on Jasper and Bella on top of all that. If something doesn't happen soon, I'll end up missing something important. I just wish I could see Bella or Jasper to know they’re safe and well. I know they aren't ready to talk to us after what we did, but we know they will need us soon. I hated having to do what I did to Jasper. Every other scenario only made things worse, though. They wouldn't have gotten together. The only way it worked was if the party happened the way it did. I know you hated projecting those false feelings at Jasper, but he had to feel them. He wouldn't have gone to Bella when he found out you were breaking up if he hadn't. We need to make sure they're safe somehow, but I don't even know where they are. I just keep getting flashes of Bella with elemental power trying to go up against an army with not a lot of help. I know she'll need us. I just know it.”
Her voice got more broken as her speech went on. By the end of it, I was convinced she really was on our side. I tried to concentrate… to send her an image of me in goddess form with Jasper, Peter and Char by my side.
She gasped, so I concentrated on sending her the image of the sun, with me whispering 'two rotations of the sun.'
She repeated it out loud. It's working.
Finally I sent her an image of the Forks house. She breathed out, “Oh, God. So soon. Her, Jasper, Peter, and Charlotte will be in Forks in 2 days. We need to get packed.”
I hurried to send her another image. I sent her the face of Eleazar, one of my goddess in her elemental gown, then concentrated on whispering, “Tell him the Goddess Elemental has come. He needs to come with you. Make sure no one else overhears. He will know what to do.”
She gasped, “Jesus! Edward, Bella's the Elemental Goddess. She needs us to contact Eleazar discretely, to tell him to come with us to Forks. Shit, we need to hurry.”
They ran out of the room, knocking over a vase on the way. As the water splashed against the wood floor, the scene changed again.
I was in a large field surrounded by huge trees. In the field were ten wolves the size of large horses, all listening to Quil -an Elder of the tribe- speak. Jacob was in wolf form next to Quil. “The elemental has given one of our elders the four signs of her coming. We all need to be on guard for unknowns and knowns alike. We do not know who she will be. The only way to be sure is to see the mark she carries. The legend states that when she comes, the elemental mark she carries will be visible for all the world to see. That no clothing can cover it. Should you see her anywhere, you must let the council and pack know immediately, so that proper protection can be given to her. She must be safe at all costs. Now let's adjourn for the day. Your patrol will start in an hour to relieve the others."
Jacob's wolf form was sitting proud in front of the other wolves. He barked once before all the other wolves got up and stretched, then they stalked quietly into the woods. As the dry leaves crunched under heavy paws, everything started fading.
The scene disappeared. I was back in the blank room next to my goddess self. She released my hand as she asked for me to sit with her. With a snap to her fingers, we were both wearing boyshorts and tank tops. “Why were you wearing a dress when we meditated before, but you changed now?”
She laughed, “When we meditated last time, most of my energy was being used to keep you centered. This time you are much more focused and wholly centered. Plus, you have all of your mates connected to you now. Before you were only touching one. Either way, I would like to talk to you about what you just learned. Tell me what you think you just saw.”
I thought for a minute about everything I did see before speaking. “Sue told my dad about the wolves and vampires. She told him that there was a fight coming between the supernaturals... meaning more than the wolves and vampires, I assume. She also said they'd be needing his help, which I believe means the good side of this fight will need my dad's help in some way. The wolves needed to prepare, which is why I was able to send Billy elemental signs. Then I saw the two in the field, who were talking about Victoria and her staying out of the major decisions because of the seer, which I assume is Alice. Two months at most until they attack. That's not a lot of time for me to train, which is why I believe I was able to speak to Alice, plus why my goddess transformation has been sped up."
After a shake of my head, I continued, "The two in the castle. The one, Eleazar, I believe is on our side. He kept saying I needed to be protected. That he would find his way to me. He just couldn't find out where that was or when. I understand now why Alice and Edward did what they did, but I don't know why it had to happen that way. Wouldn't Jasper and I have ended up together anyway? And what's with clothes not being able to cover my elements? What about when it's cold out?”
She shook her head with a small smile, “Slowly, Goddess. I'll answer all of your questions, just let me answer them one at a time. First. You are right about everything you mentioned so far. You couldn't speak when you were with Billy, so you had to send him some kind of sign. You concentrated on sending a sign in general. If you would have concentrated on one sign specifically, then you would have succeeded. When you are in physical form, and especially in spirit form, you need to be very specific about what you will to happen. Someone could end up hurt if you aren't specific in regard to that. Did you notice the man being burned? He was one of the operatives on our side that infiltrated the enemy. He was found out and destroyed. You saw their plans for attack because there was no other way, now that our spy was outed.”
When I nodded for her to continue, she said, “Eleazar is on our side, and he will be a big help to you. His coven coming with him adds to our numbers, plus is a good thing in other ways. You'll see. The Edward and Alice conversation... well, that was enlightening. You didn't hear Edward speak his side, because he needs to speak it to you directly. They did what they did, because Alice had a vision before she met Jasper. She liked him the way he was, but what she did helped his patience and control. He would have killed you any other way she tried to come up with. Right before the party, she had another vision. In this one she knew it was time for you to be with Jasper, but the only way he wouldn't go after Alice, was to break things off they way they did. Yes, the party was a cover-up, but it was done to get you and Jasper to where you belonged, finally. The comment about your elements not being able to be covered is simple. If your elements are covered by clothing, your health will deteriorate. Your elements need to be open to the elements. Does that make sense?”
I nodded, so she continued. “As long as your elements are left uncovered, you will not be susceptible to them... meaning in the cold outside, you will not feel cold. You will not get sick. In the heat, you'll not be hot or sweat. When you are in water, you will feel more connected to your water mate and that element. When sitting on the hard ground, you will feel more connected to your inner self, all your powers, and the earth element. It is the same principle for each of the elements. Did you hear the part in Alice's statement about what all she was watching for?”
I nodded, “She said she was watching Aro, Seattle, the south, and trying to find out if Jasper and I were okay. Aro coming would be bad, with what Eleazar's friend said. He would want to keep me as a pet and use me. I would kill Maria before I would let her take Jasper back to that hell. Is she going to try?”
My goddess shook her head, “Look at the bigger picture. She's not only after Jasper... You are the main priority. She will try to use your love for them against you. Threatening them, stalking, killing... none of that is above what she is capable of. Don't let her get under your skin or scare you. She doesn't hold a candle to you. You are the most powerful supernatural on the planet. Now that we are caught up, we must meditate before it gets too late. We won't have as much time as we did last time, so eat a massive amount of everything you can when you wake. Double doses of liqueurs until your training is done. Eat until you can't eat anymore, wait a half hour then repeat the process. You need to constantly have food in your system. You will be spending a ton of energy. Sing all that you can. The type of music will affect your mood. Elevator music will drain you, so don't sing that. You had the right idea in the truck. Keep with it. Always listen to your instincts. They will guide you to make the right choices.”
I nodded in understanding before saying sincerely, “Thank you for talking with me. I feel a lot better having at least some answers.”
She smiled, “When we meditate now, it will be the last of your body changes. You will look like I do now. It will be hard for Jacob, so don't take that out on him. Enough of that. Let's begin.”
I centered myself, closing my eyes once I was in position. We meditated for a short while, and when I opened my eyes, I was in my bedroom. I heard three gasps, then a chorus of thank gods. Jasper immediately tightened his arms around me, while Peter and Char practically attacked with kisses and hugs. I giggled at all the attention. “I love you all too, so much more than you know.”
I had tears silently falling from my eyes from all the emotion in the room. We all held each other for a few minutes while everyone calmed down, then I said, “I know you don't wanna hear this, but we need to talk about what happened. I saw a bunch of things we needed to know. They are all important. Can we please go over this now? As soon as we're done I have a bunch I need to do.”
They laid me down on the bed, then got in the same position as we were in for my sleeping.
They curled around me, and when they were settled I spoke, “The goddess says I'm stronger than the last time when we meditated. The more I center myself and meditate, the better. The three of you will be needed anytime I have something huge to see, but I'll instinctively know what's needed. We need to get going on yoga soon, Char, if you don't mind teaching me. To the big stuff, though. The goddess took my inner self to places and things happening in the present. First was Charlie. He was having that dinner with Sue that I suggested. She told him about the wolves, legends and the vampires. You know she's an elder, Jazz? She took Harry's place on the council when he died. Anyway, she told him because she said there was a big battle coming soon with between supernaturals of the world... more than just the wolves and the vampires, I think, but my goddess didn't confirm or deny. Sue said soon they would need his help. Us, I assume, but I don't know how he would be able to help us. He took a few minutes to absorb it all and said the most beautiful thing. He told Sue he would do anything to help and keep her safe. My Dad's falling in love, Jazz. I tried to say something, but I didn't have a voice, plus they couldn't see me.”
With a deep breath, I continued, “The second thing was Billy Black in La Push. He was in his wheelchair on his back porch. He sensed the goddess' presence, me, then started saying that the numbers have grown in Seattle. The wolf numbers have grown, too. He said that the wolves have been training round the clock in shifts to prepare for me, but the time was growing short. He begged for me to come help, that they would be honored to train me, but that if I didn't come, both Forks and La Push would perish in the battle. He asked for a sign of my coming. I concentrated on sending him any type of sign. The dead bush in the yard caught fire, the wind blew through his hair, icicles formed on the porch railing, and the flower in the pot grew three times larger. I was awesome to see. Billy said they would be ready for me.”
They looked at me in awe as I took another breath before continuing, “Next was a field somewhere. There were two vampires talking about Victoria being watched by a seer... Alice I think. They said her decisions were being watched, so she couldn't have anything to do with it. Something was supposed to be taken care of before they attacked, but I don't know what that was. We have, at most, two months before the battle. They would be ready by then. I didn't notice it at first, but there was a dismembered vampire on the ground near them. It was a spy for the good side... keeping track of them while trying to gain intel. They lit him on fire, then I was taken to a castle.”
My mates all tensed, but I continued. “Two men were talking secretly in a deserted hall. One's name was Eleazar. I know the Cullens have mentioned him. The taller guy had gone undercover in this castle to help Eleazar get info on when I would show myself. He wanted to get to me before someone named Aro did, to help protect me. He kept saying I had to be protected. That as soon as word got to him about where and when I would show up, he and his coven would be on their way to me to help. This Aro wants me as a pet and power for his use. It's just disgusting.”
I heard all three of them gasp when they heard Aro's name, but I kept going. “Next I was in a room with Edward and Alice. Jazz, I know you are pissed at her, but hear me out. They had to do it. She was talking to Edward, feeling guilty about how we had to be brought together, but any other way she saw ended up with me dead. You would not have been able to be with me if our fucked up relationships hadn't happened the way they did. Just before the party, she had a vision that the only way you wouldn't follow her, was if she had the huge fight with you about the party fuck-up. It was all a coverup for them to break it off with us... for you to come to me when you found out Edward was breaking up with me. You wouldn't have, if Edward hadn't pushed those false feelings at you.”
Something crossed Jasper's features, but I had to continue. “Anyway. She looked really tired. She was stressed about not being able to see if we were okay. She was telling Edward that if she kept looking for so many decisions, something important would slip through the cracks. She was already keeping an eye on that bitch in the south, Seattle, Italy, and trying to check in on us. She really wanted to know that we were okay. She said the only thing she knew was that we would need them to help us soon. She needed to find us... so she could know where and when to be, then they could help. I was able to concentrate on sending her images, as well as whispering to her. It was like direct vision on her part. I sent her a picture of the four of us then one of the sun, while whispering ‘two rotations of the sun.’ Then I sent her the Forks house. She got the message, so I sent her a picture of Eleazar's face and me in my elemental goddess gown, whispering for her to tell him the Goddess Elemental has come, that he needed to come with them. That was that, then I was somewhere else.”
As I looked at all of them seriously, I stated, “I was in another field, but this time, I was somewhere on the rez. The field was full of 10 huge ass Quileute wolves, all sitting down listening to one of the elders. Jacob was by his side in wolf form. The elder said that the goddess had given one of the tribe elders the four signs of her coming, that all the wolves were to keep a lookout. They didn't know whether I would be known or unknown, but that I would be recognised immediately by the mark I carry. That it would be visible for all the world to see, and no clothing could cover it.”
I took another deep breath, then continued recounting, “I asked the goddess why that was afterward. She said that my elements have to be open to the elements or I would get sick. While my elements are visible I will not get hot or sweat in the heat, or when in freezing cold, not feel cold or get sick. All my clothes have to be backless from now on. Now that I think about it, everything the goddess wore was backless, which looked sexy as hell. I don't have anything like that.”
I shook my head before saying, “Anyway, the elder was saying that the council must be notified immediately when I was spotted, so that proper protection for me could be established. That I must be protected. He dismissed the wolves, saying the next round would be there in an hour. That means the other shift of wolves... that there's at least 18 or 20 wolves. Jacob wouldn't leave one round with more than another if he didn't have to. I know him well enough to know that.
My three mates must have been thinking battle tactics and strategy, because I saw all of them give a nod in finality. “When I was done with all the different places, the goddess sat with me in boyshorts and a top. I asked her why she sat in a dress the last time instead of snapping like she did today. She explained that last time, most of her energy was being used to keep me focused and centered. This time I was much stronger, plus I had all my mates touching me to help center me. She asked me what I got from the scenes, so I told her. She said I was right, then explained a few things. That bitch, Maria, wants us. Mostly me, but she wants you guys back, too. She would have the ultimate army then. She's not above using or killing you to get to me. Aro wants me as a play toy, and Seattle wants me dead. We've got shit hitting the fan from all directions, yet not enough time for anything to get done. Now. How much time has passed since I woke in the playroom. We have 2 days from that time to get to La Push.”
Jasper looked at me in awe, so I smiled at him, “Cowboy, I'm still me, I just have more kick ass ability. We will need to lead together, but you can't help do that if your jaw is on the floor, Honey. I am your match in every way, and there will be times when I don't give in. You've already said I was dominant over Char. Are you that surprised?”
They all laughed, then Jasper said, “Remind me later, so you can be Domme in the playroom. Mmm. Ummm... oh yeah. It's been six hours and twenty-two minutes. I'll call the jeweler right now to see if he can have the clasp on the bracelet fixed today.”
He got up and retrieved his phone to call the jeweler.
“Char, honey, please tell me you have some backless tops... or that you know of somewhere we can get some. I really don't want to see the wolves while I'm topless. Now that I have to wear backless shirts, that means no bra.”
I heard all three of them groan, then Peter growled, “They're too perfect to be hidden in a bra anyway.”
Then I remembered I hadn't seen myself yet. I danced to the bathroom, gasping when I saw myself in the mirror. Wow... I. Am. HOT! Yes! I totally have the best body ever. Thank goddess.
I turned around to see my elements. The design was luminescent, the vine scroll work complete. The only thing missing was the names.
Damn, I'm hungry.
I walked into the bedroom, offering seriously, “Peter, I disagree. I don't have a nice ass.” Everyone looked at me like I was insane. “I have a totally lickable and biteable ass. It's down-right awesome. Now I'm hungry, and need to eat every piece of food I can. I need the energy. My goddess quest is draining me. Let's go, my Char. We'll leave the boys here while you find me something to wear, then we get a shit-ton of food plated for me.”
They all laughed, but Char happily led me to her and Peter's room.
We went straight to her closet, where she found a bunch of backless things I could wear. I would still have to go on a major shopping spree, but she had more backless items than I hoped for.
I looked at her after she had handed me another top to try. She was smiling, but I didn't know why. I liked her smile though. It lit up the whole room. “Char, do you know how much I love you?”
She smiled before pulling me gently to her. I whispered, “I love you so much that when I'm not wrapped around you, I feel incomplete. The four of us are a whole. Without one, the other three are missing something essential. I love you, Char.”
I kissed her tenderly, then my stomach growled. We left the pile of clothes where it was, deciding to go get me something to eat. I did eat, too. I don't know how I fit that much food in my body. It was insane.
When I finished eating over an hour later, we went back up to her bedroom. Jasper stopped in the doorway, explaining, “We need to go get the clasp fixed as soon as you're done dressing. We'll be near the mall anyway, so we should stop to see what we find for you. The sooner we get all this done, the sooner we can come back and relax for a while before we pack. I want to spend some time with all of you before we go back.”
I picked the pink cowl neck tank with shoestring spaghetti straps that criss-crossed in the back. Other than that, there was no back to it. It looked awesome on me, plus I could pair it with my ultra low-rise embroidered navy jeans and pink heels. I went back to my room to shower. They all came with me.
As we washed each other, there was nothing other than soft loving touches and kisses. They knew I needed time to recover from all that's happened. The boys and I got dressed as Char was picking out her outfit. She picked a collared halter that was a paisley design, black skinny jeans, and red heels to match her top. She looked awesome. So did the guys. They looked so sexy in their tight jeans and graphic tees... the boots just set them off. Sexy as well as rugged. I loved it.
We all got in the truck, then headed to the jeweler. He was a short, stout man with a very pleasant attitude. He immediately took the bracelet, repairing it within ten minutes. I was happy it was finally fixed. He assured me that he checked all the other links, and nothing would happen to it now. He had fixed two other links, then strengthened the hooks that connected to the charms.
While he was talking to me, I noticed my mates at the other side of the store looking at something in a display case. Their eyes were sparkling, so I knew they were up to something. I let it go, though. All this has been rough on them. I know they worry.
The mischief they were up to ended up being two charms to add to my bracelet. The first was a lotus bloom with a figure of a Goddess in the lotus position, in the colors of our elements... silver, red, blue, and green. The second was a double infinity design with a vine border that he had all of our names engraved on in a scroll type lettering. I knew it had to have been custom ordered as soon as they heard what my design was supposed to look like. I was speechless; my heart leapt when they gave it to me.
As Jasper hooked them onto my bracelet, I thought I was going to cry. I felt like my bracelet was almost complete now. I had a charm to represent the rez in the dream catcher, Jacob and the pack in the wolf, plus now my mates and myself with the infinity and the goddess. I leapt at them, smothering them all with kisses and hugs.
We left there, then Char said she knew of a few places in the mall to go for my new wardrobe needs. We ended up getting a ton of things I could feel comfortable wearing before we hurried back to the house. In all, we were only gone around 2 hours. After we got settled, I asked, “How long before we need to pack and leave?”
Jasper smiled softly, “I'd like to be at the Forks house and settled in before we go to La Push. We should leave here no later than 10 pm tonight. That gives us some time to be just the four of us before we have to leave. It also gives us time to settle in Forks, then we can meet the wolves at the border just after sunrise the day after tomorrow. We need to make sure we take your liqueurs... several bottles each, so we know we have enough for a while.”
I nodded as I hugged myself to him, “Yes, my Goddess told me I needed to double up on the liqueurs for now, so we'll need to stock up.”
I didn't know how things would go at the Cullen house, but I couldn't be separated from my mates. I felt it to my core. “Jasper,” I whispered, “Will we have to be in separate rooms? Us from Peter and Char, I mean? I don't want them in a different room. We have to be together. We just have to... I feel it.”
He hugged me tighter. “No, we most definitely don't have to have separate rooms. They will be in our room with us. We all feel the need to be close to you, Darlin'. We have to follow our instincts, which are telling us to stick very close to you. I feel your hunger, Sugar. Let's get you some more to eat.”
We went to the kitchen, where they all sat around the table talking while I got a huge platter of salmon tartare, fruit, nuts, chocolate, caviar, as well as different milks and juices made up. They each looked from me to the platter, then Char said, “Sweetness, if it were possible, I'd ask if you were pregnant. That's a lot of food there for someone so tiny. Are you sure you can eat all that?”
I laughed, “I can definitely eat all this. I’ll probably want more when this is gone. My inner goddess told me that I needed to eat until I couldn't eat another bite, wait a half hour and do it again. My body will need the energy, plus I'm still replacing the energy I lost during my time with her. My body is expending more until my design is complete. Let's take this up to our room, so you all can cuddle while I eat.”
They agreed, then I saw Jasper grab both Char and Peter by the ass before he took the huge platter from me. I knew then that they would be doing the physical claiming while I ate... I was ready for a show.
They got undressed and settled on the bed, while I laid out on the chaise lounge nearby with my platter on the low table in front. I had the perfect view of the bed, but was not in the way of anything that could happen. I wanted to be with them, but my body needed to conserve its resources and recuperate from the long episode today.
They laid with Jasper in the middle of them, then wrapped themselves around him completely, snuggling into his sides. Peter was slowly trailing his fingers up Jasper's stomach. Char was gliding her fingers over his chest muscles. Jasper moaned, causing me to smirk while popping a cherry in my mouth. I was hoping he'd lose himself, only pay attention to what was happening between the three of them. I was just a voyeur in this scenario.
Jasper pulled Char up to him before kissing her passionately. I heard both of them moan, then Peter moaned, too. Jasper had grabbed his length and squeezed. This is better than a movie.
I settled in to watch while I ate a bag of chocolate covered peanuts. Jasper was whimpering now, as Peter and Char had both moved down the bed toward his extremely hard cock, nipping at his ribs, which had his abs twitching in anticipation. They both met at the base of Jasper's cock, then licked up either side, their tongues tangling and swirling at the tip. Jasper growled, “Fuck, I missed the two of ya. I've gotta get ya in the playroom for a real session soon. It's been too long. Take me all the way, Peter. Let me own that wet mouth of yours. Come up here, Char, and let me taste ya. I need ya cummin’ on my tongue.”
Peter took Jasper's length completely to the base, moaning right as Char settled over his face, making Jasper whimper into her flesh. Char cried out while grabbing his hair.
I bit my lip to stifle my moan, then picked up the salmon tartare. Jasper slipped two fingers inside Char, then she ground down on his tongue and fingers, moaning, “Shit Jasper, that feels so good. Mmm.”
Peter widened Jasper's legs, coated his fingers in venom, then slowly slid them into Jasper. Jasper cried out, bucking into Peter's mouth, loving the sensations he was getting. Jasper and Char were both getting close, so Jasper said in a low growl, “Whose pussy is this? Whose sweet, tight little pussy are my fingers fuckin', Char? Whose?”
Char cried out as she came, “Yours, Jasper! Every bit of me is yours.”
Then Jasper bit her inner thigh before slamming his fingers into her hard, making her cum again.
While she was coming down from her orgasm, Jasper shot his load down Peter's humming throat. As Char moved off him, Jasper flipped Peter onto all fours and Char laid down to where she could suck Peter. Jasper entered slowly, but Peter wanted more. When Jasper got to the last few inches, Peter slammed himself back onto Jasper's cock, growling, “Christ I can't wait. Fuck me already, Jasper. I need ya so fuckin' much. Own me Jasper, please. Damn, Char. Deeper, Beautiful.”
I was beyond eating, just watching with rapt attention as they poured themselves into each action. Jasper grabbed Peter's hips, then slammed his cock in to the hilt, making Peter cry out, “Unngh, yes. More. God, ya feel good. So hard, Jasper.”
Jasper started a fast rough pace, all while Char kneaded Peter's sack as she sucked hard and deep on his cock. Soon Peter was growling, grunting as Jasper said, “Tell me, Peter. I need to hear it. Tell me you're mine. Tell me you're mine in every way.”
Peter whimpered, “Oh, God. Yes Jasper. I'm yours... body, mind, and soul. I'm yours. I've always been yours, from the very first time. Yesss.”
Jasper tapped on Char to get her attention. As soon as she moved to look at Jasper, he flipped Peter over before thrusting back into him. Peter's legs were now spread wide, Jasper inserting his fingers into Char's ass as she thrust herself down on Peter's cock. “You. Are. Mine. Both of ya. Never forget it. I love ya both too much for ya to be away from me again. I won't let ya. Fuck, cum with me. Both of ya... cum with me, now.”
Both Char and Peter cried out their love for Jasper as the three of them came together. It was the most beautiful sight I had seen to date. I wanted to rush over to rub myself all over them, but this was their time. I could wait... and really was too sore. Char and Jasper both fell onto the bed on either side of Peter, then they sighed in content.
I grabbed the rest of the fruit, but before I took a bite, I said with a smirk, “I never want to miss out on something like that again, but I quite enjoyed watching.”
They laughed breathlessly. I finished everything on the platter while they cuddled and touched. When I was done, I had the need to listen to some music. I needed to sing. I brought the Ipod in, plugging it into the stereo in the room. “I feel your mood, Darlin'. Why don't you sing some of that group Evanescence that you like. They seemed to energize you, plus you sound so good weaving through the songs. I would love to hear you sing again, and I'm sure they would, too.”
Peter spoke up, “Yeah, Kitten. We'd love to. Didn't I see that ya had some Trapt and Skillet in there, too?”
I nodded, smiling widely. “I love those groups. They have some really good stuff. Char do you have any requests?”
She smiled, “How about Janet Jackson... the guys said you liked her... or some Paramore if you have any.”
I nodded. “Jazz, you can project if they want. Char hasn't felt it yet.”
I loaded the songs I wanted; 'Decode' and 'My Hero' by Paramore, 'Headstrong' by Trapt, 'Awake and Alive' by Skillet, 'My Immortal, and 'Give unto Me' by Evanescence, and 'Anytime, Anyplace' by Janet Jackson. I threw the last one in there because I knew I would need to work out some energy, and I had plans to make my vampires want me during that song.
After the first three songs, I was really feeling the energy. Char paused the music before the next song could play. “Sweetness, you always get that rush when you sing?”
I smiled, “It has something to do with the force of the song. If there's heavy guitars or drums, or if the vocals have a wide range to go through, I get energized. If the song is softer or the vocals are more sensual, that's how I feel. Screaming vocals like death metal or things like that... they make me cringe. I don't like those, and they make me feel just yuck when I hear them. Do you want to continue, or are you getting tired of my voice yet.”
I said the last part playfully, so they all laughed. Char hit play again, then I got through the rest of the songs. When the last song played, I started shooting waves of lust to the room. Jasper kept eyeing me. He didn't want to wait until the song was over, but he was holding on.
As the last note sounded, Jasper picked me up to rush me to the bed. I laughed, saying he had to give me a human moment. They all pouted, but I had to take care of a few things.
I took care of the things I needed to, then walked naked back to the room. Jasper came and swooped me up, taking me back to the bed in a whoosh of air. They were gentle and loving with me, for which I was grateful. I was still sore, but this would be the last time we made love before we headed back to Forks.
We all cuddled afterward until it was time to pack. I wasn't sure what to do about my Dad yet, since he didn't know about who or what I was now. I could probably tell him, but I wanted to talk to Sue first. I need to know what all she told Dad. I wasn't there for the whole conversation.
I packed a bunch of my boots and jeans, along with all the new tops, plus the ones of Char's. I reminded my vampires that there would be no ripping tops, unless it was immediately replaced. They chuckled, then said they would be prepared with duplicates.
The luggage was packed, but I was hungry again. I grabbed a whole bunch of food before Jasper asked if he could make sure all the rest was in travel containers. I smiled and nodded, since I had a mouth full of fruit, which caused him to chuckle happily.
They all worked to get the rest of my fruit sliced, chopped, cored, or blended in the case of the custard apples. I asked if they had a juicer at the Cullen house. Jasper said he didn't know, but there was one here. I asked him to pack it, because I wanted to see about juicing some of our fruit since it's better than the bottled juice. It was an instinct thing. They all agreed, then the juicer was put with the other bags. They bottled my milks in big thermoses. I had a sports bottle I could use to pour them into and drink from.
We decided we would take Char's Chevy Tahoe instead of Jasper's truck. That way the food would be near me since I'm eating so much now. There wouldn't have been enough room in the back seat of the truck for two people and a cooler.
We all got dressed, then I made sure to take enough personal items for my cycle, to put them in my purse. The last thing we did before we left was meditate. Jasper and Peter watched over Char and I as we meditated together for around 30 minutes. I felt good as we walked out the door.
Char asked if she could sit with me in the 2nd row seats. She wanted to be close to me for a while. I kissed her sweetly, saying, “Sure, Hun. I'd love to.”
We all climbed in. At 10 pm on the dot, we were rolling down the drive.