"Bells, it's not your judgement that I'm worried about. How can you trust these people? You don't even know them."
Bella stopped and took a deep breath in through her nose.
"I know them well enough, Jazz. I know that that man out there loves his son desperately and has been in heartache for five years. I know that Esme and Carlisle are two of the kindest people that I have ever met. Jack has an entire family that loves and adores him. They never asked for any of this!"
Bella's chest was heaving after her rant. Jasper looked at her in astonishment.
"Are you finished?" he asked coldly.
Bella shook her head and sighed. She stepped closer to him and pressed her palm to his face.
"Jasper, I love you. You're like a brother to me. I'm thankful to have you in our lives, but you can't protect us from every single thing."
"That doesn't mean that I wouldn't die trying, Isabella."