January 4, 2014
It is so not like me to be late with my entries, but a big bomb shell was dropped on me at the last minute from Jasper and it took me a few days to process it. More about that later, for now I will tell you about my fabulous New Year’s Eve party!
Of course I had been prepping for weeks, even if a lot of it was mentally. And as usual, because I am a party planning genius, it was amazing and perfect.
Esme spent all of the previous day, and day of, cooking and baking for the wolves. Charlie and Sue were spending New Year’s at Charlie’s house. Esme baked little 2014 shaped cookies that were frosted and decorated to perfection. And just because she knew the wolves would love the excuse to chow down on her food, she cooked several dozens of pounds of steak that had been marinading in a bourbon street steak mixture for 48 hours. She also made thirty pounds of mashed potatoes. Add to that her homemade beef gravy and the green bean casserole, and the wolves were very happy indeed.
Edward and Bella, as usual, were a little put off by the festivities but came because Nessie wanted them to. I had set up our very own ball to drop in the back yard that Nessie had decorated herself, and it was beautiful. Edward and Bella got smiles of pride on their faces as they saw what their daughter created, and honestly, I think it made them enjoy the party a little bit more.
Jasper was just so content with the excited emotions in the room that he just sat in the corner and took it all in. The music, the laughter, the food, the dancing, it was the perfect mood setting to make it a great night for Jazz, and in turn, I was happy as well.
When it came within 10 minutes of midnight, I rushed everyone outside. Nessie, Jacob (only because Ness wanted him to), and I got on the newly constructed platform to do one final check of the wires and systems that would bring Nessie’s beautiful New Year’s ball down to us. As an afterthought, I called Emmett up to the platform because he had the loudest voice to start the countdown. 10 seconds to go, and Ness pressed the button, and her beautiful ball descended slowly towards us. As it touched down and everyone boomed out ‘Zero,’ I flitted to Jasper’s side, and got my New Year’s kiss from him. That’s when he shocked me.
Looking down at me Jazz said, “I have a surprise for you.”
I knew it must have been a last minute decision at this point so I looked at him and waited patiently for him to tell me what.
“I know I wasn’t really supportive before, but I know you feel a void in your heart. A void that can only be filled by finding out about your human life. So, not only am I no longer going to discourage you, I am going to help you. I did some research, your town was a small town called Lake Lure, in North Carolina. We can go there whenever you want and begin our search. Alice, I love you, and I want to make you as happy as I possibly can. So take your time, think about when you want to go, and we will leave.”
I couldn’t speak, so I put all of my words into a kiss. Once I recovered, I looked at him and said, “Thank you,” in what I hope was a fervent manner.
So my next project in life is to learn about my life as a human. Even I do not know where this will go due to my memory loss, but as long as I have Jasper by my side, I am sure it will be an adventure I will never forget.
I’m off for now, Diary; I am going to go give Jasper some much deserved love.
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