Don't Take It Off (Jasper Imagine)
- Summary: Clarke’s little sister is ready to take her wrist band off but Jasper convinces her otherwise and tells her how he feels about her
- Requested: Yes
- Warnings: talk about feeling unwanted, and being compared
- Authors Note: Sorry if it stinks, I haven’t written in a while and probably a little rusty, if it is really bad just message me I’ll totally write another one! Thank you so much for requesting!!!!!
“So Princess’s little sister is a rebel?” Bellamy asked Clarke’s little sister, Haley, once she reached the front of the line of children waiting to get their wrist bands off. All Haley did was roll her eyes at the stupid boy in front of her and thrust her wrist towards him, motioning for him to get it done with before Clarke see’s what she is doing. “Well, someone’s pushy.” Bellamy said as he placed his knife between Haley’s wrist and the band. But right before he was able to pop it off a voice broke through the air.
“What are you doing Haley?” Jasper asked as he staggered out of his tent, still not fully recovered from the assault that the Grounders had given him. He slowly walked over to where the two other teenagers were, walking like a drunk old man. And then practically falling into Haley’s arms, causing her to reach out and catch him, making her stumble backwards slightly.
“You should be in bed.” Haley said as she placed him upright again, but still holding onto the side of his arms, afraid if she let go he might fall over again.
“You’re right, I should be. So you should walk me there, come on.” Jasper said as he wrapped his arm around hers like they were going to some fancy ball and slowly started to walk back to Jasper’s tent. It wasn’t until Haley had gently placed Jasper back on the bed that she turned to walk away from him and get her wristband off. But quickly Jasper grabbed her hand and pulled her onto the blanket covered ground next to him.
“What do you need?” Haley asked, slightly annoyed.
“You aren’t seriously going to take your wristband off, right?” Jasper asked as he scrunched his eyebrows together and looked over at her.
“Why not?” she asked, being rude by just a pinch.
“Maybe because your sister is the leader of the whole if-you-take-your-wristband-off-the-ark-is-going-to-think-were-dead-and-then-we-are-all-screwed group.” Jasper said, raising his eyebrows at Haley.
“You know, just because my sister is the leader of that really long named group, doesn’t mean I follow her. God, ever think I’m taking it off because everyone thinks of me as a minnie Clarke?” Haley asked loudly as she stood up in frustration.
“I didn’t mean it like th-”
“No of course you didn’t, know one ever does! But everyone still does! Even up in the freaking Ark everyone sized me up next to Clarke! Are mom was one of the worst out of everyone.” she said as she paced in the tent, looking over at Jasper and stopping. “Our mom never even really saw me, she just saw her. At first I was okay with it because of the One-Child policy and I just thought she did that because she was afraid of misspeaking around others and saying my name and not Clarke’s. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that she didn’t do it for my own protection. No, she did it because I was a mistake in her eyes, because I didn’t matter, because I should have never been born. So you know what? If she felt that why up in the Ark a few years ago when I last saw her, then she probably still feels that way now. So why not give her the gift she always wanted, the gift she tried to give herself when I was "found” on the Ark. Why not make it look like I’m dead and take that weight off her shoulders?“ Haley said as she finished her long rant and stood still again, fore she hadn’t even realized she had started pacing again.
"Haley, I-I didn’t know.” Jasper said as he just looked up at the girl in front of him. The girl that was fuming and the gas to her fire was all the pent up anger she had towards being compared to her older sister and her mother never recognizing her as a different person than her sister.
“Know what? That I was an unwanted mistake, or that I hate being compared to my sister?” Haley asked, tears brimming her eyes, but she tried to blink away.
“Both.” Jasper said, unsure of what to say next. “You are wanted though.” Jasper said as he looked up at Haley, who had hung her head and closed her eyes, trying not to make it obvious about the tears running down her cheeks. He hoped it would be enough for her to raise her head and look at him be he only earned a bitter laugh and a head shake. “Maybe you weren’t wanted back on the Ark, but you are needed down here on Earth.” Jasper said as he stood up, struggling like hell, but still stood up.
“You need to sit back down.” Haley said as she went to go grab his upper arm and push him back down.
“Not until you look at me.” Jasper said. “Not until you know that everyone here needs you.” Jasper said, looking down at the girl who still wouldn’t look him in the eyes.
“Not all of them need me.” Haley said as she tried to push him back down but failed.
“Fine, you’re right! They don’t all need you, but I need you!” Jasper said, making Haley look up at him confused and slightly taken back. “I don’t know if you are just blind or you don’t feel the same way but I have been making passes at you since we met on the drop ship. And each time I do you never react like a girl that is being flirted with, you just shrug and keep talking. And maybe it is because I suck at flirting, I don’t know! But I do know that I really, and I mean really like you. So I don-” and after allowing Jasper to ramble on longer than needed, Haley cut him off with a quick kiss. But Jasper continued it by slouching over slightly and kissing her once again, bringing his scraped up hands to the back of her head and her waist, trying to bring her as close to him as possible. When they broke apart, they rested their foreheads against each other’s with their eye’s closed until Haley spoke up.
“It’s because I’m blind, and you suck at flirting.” Haley said with a small smile, causing Jasper to smile back.
“So you aren’t taking your wristband off?” Jasper asked her as he intertwined their hands together that had the bracelets on them and looked over at them.
“Not tonight at least. I have something else to do tonight.” Haley said with a smirk and kissed Jasper again.