The Twilight Twenty-Five

Prompt #: 21 
Pen name: naelany 
Pairing: Edward, Jasper (Emmett) 
Rating: T
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Thanks to SorceressCirce for beta’ing.

“Don’t be so chicken, Eddie! You can do it!”
I glare at Emmett, already swimming in the river.  
Easy for him to say.
Jasper’s hand rests on my shoulder. He leans in, whispering, “Ignore him, Edward. You don’t have to if you don’t want to.”
I shiver…not just because I’m cold.
I’m afraid.
Afraid he’ll see my body’s reaction to him being so close.
Afraid to take the plunge.
His other hand reaches for the rope, pressing him closer to me.
I feel him and gasp, turning my head. 
He nods.
Breathing deeply, I swing out and dive in.