I stood impatiently outside the ladies’ room; I was alert for any indication that the tracker was here or signs of his red-headed mate. I had felt her attachment to him and, though he seemed to hold her in some regard, she obviously felt the pull of a mate to him. We would have to tread carefully with her. I would make sure to discuss that with my brothers and
With a growl, I spun around, running into the ladies’ without regard for anyone that might be utilizing those facilities. Bella wasn’t inside; I could feel her receding emotional signature as she fled. With a growl, I left the way I had come, muttering an apology. God damn it! How was I going to explain this to Edward?
Alice and Edward were outside the door as I exited.
“She’s going to the ballet studio, Jasper. She ran out a separate exit and will go to her mother’s home first.”
I studied the slip of paper with the address, nodding curtly as we strode as quickly as human decorum would allow. I was sorely tempted to throw Bella over my knee and teach her a lesson. I saw Edward’s lips twitch up in a smile as he caught that particular thought.
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