|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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"Anthony," I squealed.
He giggled and rolled over.
I couldn't be without Anthony in my line of sight. Looking at him you could obviously tell he looked like Edward. If you looked closer, he had my large eyes, but Edward's emerald colored.
He had my lips and my translucent skin, Edward's high cheekbones and my little ears.
Anthony was absolute perfect. His laugh broke my heart and made me laugh with him.
"My little Anthony," I sighed.
I picked him up and cradled him against my chest. His head went to the crook of my neck out of instinct, just like Edward's always did. His soft skin and scent made me feel so at ease.
My relaxing state was interrupted when he spit up on my shoulder.
"Aw, come on. I just bought this shirt." I whined.
I heard chuckling behind me. I turned to glare at my perfect husband.
"It's not funny," I grumbled.
"You two look so cute together." he chuckled.
"Alice used to say that to me all the time when we first started dating."
He strolled over to me and picked up Anthony. He kissed me on the forehead and proceeded to bounce Anthony up and down.
I took the time to change my shirt and throw it in the wash, along with some of Edward's slacks.
I walked into the living room to find my two favourite men sitting on the couch. I smiled as Edward looked down at his son with such adoration.
I sat down on the couch next to Edward, who seemed startled by my sudden reappearance.
Edward turned his head to give me a kiss. I turned my head to deepen the kiss. His free hand wrapped around the back of my neck and hair.
Mine fervently on his chest and cheek. His taste was something that I could never get enough of. The heat of his body against mine was too much for me to bear.
His tongue brushed mine, and then, as soon as it was started it was over. Anthony let out a frustrated whimper from not getting any attention.
He looked like he was about to cry. Edward passed him off to me and I didn't hesitate to kiss his head and pat his back.
He let out a baby sigh and nuzzled his head into my neck.
"He's already throwing off my game." Edward pouted.
I laughed, which caused Anthony to giggle on top of me.
We were on our way to the Cullen's home for Anthony's one month party. Alice insisted on having one for him. I thought it would actually be a good idea.
I would be able to see everyone again. All my friends from high school would be there. Even Charlie agreed to come and see his grandson.
Reneé was coming from Jacksonville, and probably was already at the house with any luck.
Edward held my hand my hand over the consol of the Volvo. We both watched Anthony squirm in his car seat.
"He's so cute when he makes that face." I sighed.
Anthony stopped moving and made a face as he bobbed his hands up and down.
"He's pooping," Edward said.
I couldn't help but burst out laughing. Watching Anthony's sweet face and hearing Edward's revelation was too much.
I resided my laughing to giggles, how I loved my family.
We arrived at the house less than a minute later. I finally managed to untangle Anthony from the straps that surrounded him, and make my way up to Edward on the porch.
"Anthony, are you ready to see everyone?" I cooed.
He giggled and put his fist in his mouth. Edward ruffled his hair and tickled his cheek before opening the door.
I flinched backwards at the barrage of sound that greeted our entrance as we walked in. Anthony put his head in my neck and started to cry.
"It's okay, sweetie, don't cry." I whispered.
Edward threw a glare at Alice, who smiled innocently. Both Edward and I knew we were coming to a party; there was no need to try and surprise us.
I finally looked around the room to see a crowd of about forty people in front of me.
Reneé ran forward and wrapped her arms around me in a hug. I moved Anthony to the side and hugged her back.
"Oh! He's adorable!" she exclaimed.
I outstretched my arms in front of her. "You wanna hold him?"
She grinned and nodded furiously. I handed my tiny son to my mother and watched as she went off to socialize. I saw Angela on the couch with her own son cradled in her arms.
"Ang!" I yelled.
We both hugged and I took a seat next to her on the couch.
"Hey there, David." I said.
The two month old baby squealed and grabbed onto my hair.
"Sorry about that, he really likes to pull things." she apologized.
"It's alright; I'm used to it by now. Anthony's not that bad, but if you fall asleep, your hair will be in tangled when you wake up." I laughed.
"Can you watch him while I get his bottle?" she asked.
I watched as she disappeared into the crowd. I bounced David on my lap as he let out little baby giggles.
"Where'd you get this one?" a silky voice asked.
I tilted my head to see Edward leaning on the back of the couch.
"I traded, hope you don't mind."
Edward laughed and hopped over the couch to sit next to me. He put a finger to David's tiny hand and chuckled when he pulled it.
Angela came back over and plopped down beside me. I passed the little boy in my arms over to her.
"Where's Anthony?" I asked.
"Being dressed up," he stated.
I looked over to a large group -- mainly woman -- to see Anthony in a little sailor suit. I had to admit, he looked adorable.
"We have to get you a matching one." I said.
I heard the distinct sound of a little whimper and then a belting cry. I got up and rushed to Anthony's side to calm him.
"Shh, baby, mommy's here, don't cry." I cooed.
Anthony nuzzled his face into my neck once more and stopped. How I loved my son.
Two arms wrapped around my waist. Anthony looked up, his big green eyes curious. He smiled and grabbed Edward's nose over my shoulder.
It was at that moment, while Edward and Anthony laughed together, that I realized I had more than I ever deserved. And I was damn grateful for it.
A family, my family.