In all my years, I have never seen a vampire be anything but graceful – our movements too fluid to be natural… for a human, at least.
In battle, especially, this is true for him out of all of us. Jasper’s poise is phenomenal. His movements fluid and lethal.
He is death made corporeal.
That all changed in one, horrible moment.
Alice, blinded by the wolves, did not see him coming.
Jasper is not close enough, not fast enough to aid her.
We all watch in horror as she is taken from us.
His step falters and he staggers back, reeling.