|War on love
Author: Rosette-Cullen PM
Life just couldn't be fair when Edward is taken from her arms to be sent off to war. Something else comes in his place, though. Experience the pure bliss of a couple's stuggle. ExB, All humanRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 21 - Words: 16,242 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 17 - Updated: 04-22-08 - Published: 04-16-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4201349
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It would be terrible. He would be gone away from home for six long, unbearable months. All because the war would not cease.
We had gotten married before he left. I loved him so much and he loved me right back. My father was very against out union.
All Charlie matters aside, Edward and I got married. We were together as a married couple for a total of a week before the army called and moved up his draft day.
We had just come back from our honeymoon, the best weekend of my life. We didn't leave the suite once during those days. Our names were forever burned on the others tongue after yelling them for hours on end.
I never thought we would be apart at that time. Though, I knew we would be better than anyone else. Even though he was supposed to leave in a month, I broke down when he had to go so suddenly.
I never broke down in front of him. I would send him out of the house for frivolous things just so I could be strong for him when he was with me.
And yet, here I sit. Alone. In my father's house that he insisted me staying in until Edward came back. My eyes fresh with tears.
I held the letter Edward sent me close to my heart. Wishing he was here for me to hold and take away the fears of war and loneliness we both were feeling. I loved him so much.
I hadn't been feeling well. My stomach pained me I had massive migraines and I had been throwing up a lot. I had been taking flu and cold medicines, but it didn't seem to be helping.
The door bell rang, a shrill sound pulling me out of my dreams and thoughts of Edward.
"Coming!" I yelled
I walked up to the door, careful not to trip on the death trap of a rug that surrounded the living room. I pulled the door out of my way to see my company.
She leapt forward and gave me hug. The small plastic bad on her arm swinging lightly as she withdrew from our embrace.
"What's that?" I asked.
She grinned and pulled me into the living room.
"Well," she started. "I know you've been sick the last few weeks."
"I was thinking at first I was just thinking it was you missing Edward. Maybe even the flu. But then another thought came to mind. I'm sure in your rush of your honeymoon and wedding night you forgot -just once- to use protection."
My eyes went wide when she pulled the small box from the plastic bag.
"P-pregnancy tests?" I spluttered.
"Yep. It's always a possibility. I mean think about it. You've been throwing up, that's morning sickness. Major irritability. Flu like symptoms. And you told me just last week that you were late this month." she reasoned.
Alice was right. Oh my god, Alice was right. I could definitely be pregnant. But what would Edward say? Would he be happy? Or sad that he couldn't be here while his wife was going through pregnancy.
I grabbed the bag and walked to the bathroom. I did as the instruction said and peed in a cup to stick five pregnancy tests in. There was no way I was going to urinate on little sticks that many times. I took them out and prepared my self to wait the longest fifteen minutes of my life.
I sat there on there on the counter, not particularly staring at anything. I thought about Edward, the war, and maybe our unborn child. My hand instinctively went to my stomach and rubbed soothing circles over where my child might be growing.
I sighed and looked in the mirror, imaging what my body would look like with a distended stomach. When Edward came back I would be huge. I grimaced at the thought of having to go shopping with Alice for new clothes for the baby.
I smiled, though. The thought of having a little baby boy or girl growing in me, that sounded nice. Edward's and my baby, that sounded even better.
I looked to my wedding ring and then to the clock on the wall. A knock on the bathroom door echoed in the room.
"You okay, Bella?" Alice asked.
"Yeah, just waiting," I answered.
"Mind if I wait with you?"
She smiled and hopped on the counter with me. She looked at my stomach quickly.
"How much longer?" she asked.
"Should be ready, I'm scared to look."
"Don't be!" She jumped off the counter. "If you are pregnant, do you know how happy Edward will be? And even if you're not it'll still be okay. Don't you want this baby?"
I gaped at her. Did she really just ask me that?
"Of course I do!" I yelled. "I'm scared to look because I know that over all of my fear, I want to have a baby. I want to have Edward's baby!"
She looked at me with soft eyes. She wanted me to have a baby, too. She wanted a little niece or nephew to hold and care for.
"I know, Bella. I'm sorry."
"It's alright, Alice. I think I'm ready."
I walked over to the toilet where I had the pregnancy tests neatly lined up. I took a deep breath and picked up the first one.
"Pregnant." I whispered.
All five said I was pregnant. I felt the smile on my face after I read the first test spread into a grin. And then I started crying.
"Alice, I'm pregnant. I'm really pregnant." I blubbered.
"I know!" She squealed!
We jumped up and down like we did when we were kids having a slumber party. I was so excited. I was really having Edward's baby.
We embraced each other for a long moment, sobbing like idiots in our happiness and surprise.
The door bell rang causing us both to jump and laugh at each other for the puffy red eyes and wet cheeks. I went to go answer the door after putting down the test in my hand.