Author: Twilightx28 PM
Bella's mom played favorites since her sister was born,Bella was ignored.Charlie always tried to spend time with Bella to make up for it.Finally Charlie had enough and gets a divorce.Bella & Charlie move to New York.Bella makes friends & falls in love.BxERated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 60 - Words: 185,295 - Reviews: 1,923 - Favs: 988 - Follows: 453 - Updated: 02-11-10 - Published: 03-05-09 - Status: Complete - id: 4904528
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4 years later
August 29th, 2014
I awoke to the loud sound of the doorbell ringing. I reached down to grab my clothes that were discarded last night, compliments of Edward. He wrapped his arm around my waist tighter and pulled me to him.
" Someone is at the door. I have to get it." I whispered against his cheek.
He let me go reluctently and I slipped on my shorts and tanktop. I grabbed my black silk robe and loosely tied it before slipping down the stairs.
The past few years have really been the best and I think have gone as good as they could get.
We moved into our house and made it our own. It was easy to call it home and we loved it. Ellie was a little scared by it's size but liked in anyways.
The rest of our group, Alice, Jasper, Emmett and Rose, were all finished up with school and were attending their jobs.
Alice is currently working in the city as a personal assistant for a fashion designer, a few of her sketches were actually made and are out for the world to buy. I had to say I was really proud of her, she was so happy. Her and Jasper had tried for their first baby and were blessed with a daughter, her name is Mary Dakota Whitlock. She is two years old now with curly black hair and bright blue eyes. Edward and I were excited when she annouced that we were the godparents.
Jasper is working as a History teacher at the highschool closet to their two story house. He has been working there for a year and to my knowledge he is really enjoying his job.
Emmett successfully graduated with a law degree and is also working in the city as a lawyer. He loves it.
Rose got her masters in kindergarden teaching and was a teacher at the school. Currently she is two months pregnant with her first child. Her and Emmett wanted to wait a few years to work on their job before trying.
Edward finished up medical school and was working in the local hospital close to the house. It was hard for him, he had his fair share of break downs, but he got through it and was the doctor that he always wanted to be.
As for me, I finished up college and am working as a professional photographer. I enjoy my job, it is great and all of those days of being confusion, I knew I made the right job decision. Three and a half months ago I stopped taking birth control and I am now three months pregnant with a baby boy. I was so excited as was Edward.
Ellie is going currently in second grade. She has grown and it's so scary how much she looks like Edward, with her vibrant green eyes and curly bronze hair, she got the curly hair and her nose from me but the rest is him. Today she didn't have school, something about a teachers institute
Edward wanted a little girl that looked just like me, he had said that many times actually. I just wanted little bronze hair green eyed babies because quite frankly, Ellie was adorable. She had this sweet face that just was almost impossible to say no to, she used that to her advantage.
I was broken out of my reverie when I heard the doorbell ring again. Edward poked his head up and looked at me.
" Babe, lay down. I can get it. You should rest, with the baby and all."
I scoffed " Are you implying something."
He winked at me " Of course not, my beautiful wife."
I rolled my eyes and walked out of the room. I got down the stairs and to the front door, tucking a peice of hair behind my ear I opened the door. When I opened it, I just wanted to shut it.
It was my sister, Lily, standing by the door. Looking scared and upset. My mother was nowhere in sight and I had no idea how she found where we lived. Edward and I made sure that we weren't in the phone book for our town so they couldn't get a hold of our phone number or address.
" I know that you hate me but I didn't know where to go." she said.
She looked different from when I last saw her, she was now sixteen with straight brown hair that was a few inchs below her shoulders. She looked a little more thin then she should of, she could use some cake and a cheese burger.
With a sigh I opened the door wider. " Come in and follow me." I said.
Lily stepped through quietly and I shut the door and locked it. We walked into the kitchen and took a seat at the kitchen table.
" So, why are you here?" I asked.
She sighed and looked down " We were staying at a cheap hotel about a half hour from here. Mom brought back some guy and kicked out yesterday. She hasn't let me in and she or the guy haven't come out. I have no friends and I didn't know who to go to and the first person that popped into my head was you."
I ran a hand through my hair and sighed " I would think since she picked you over me that she would atleast treat you right." I murmured.
" I'm really sorry. I know that I treated you horrible and it wasn't right. Bella, even to know I dont know my neice I bet that your a great mother to her and I missed out on the chance of having you be a great big sister, I pushed you away and I'm sorry. I hate her, I hate what she has done. I am behind in school and she doesn't give me money for food. I know how you feel in a way." she said.
For once, she actually sounded sincere.
" Look, Lily. Your my sister and I will always love you. I do accept your apology aslong as your not just being nice and screwing me over." I said.
" I'm not lying. Promise."
" Bella, is everything okay. You didn't come back up to bed and I tho-" he froze " What is she doing here?"
" Calm down, Edward. Renee locked her out and she had nowhere to go. We were just talking."
" Morning. Dad can you make pan-" Ellie stopped "-cakes... Mom who's that?"
" Come here, Elle." I said
She slowly walked over to me, still staring at my sister, and leaned against my side. I wrapped my arm around her waist and smiled. She was pretty shy when it came to meeting other people, but it was a little different considering this was the aunt that she had no idea that she had. Ellie never questioned about her other grandma, she just let it go and never asked questions.
" Ellie, this is your Aunt Lily. This is my sister."
Ellie stared at her for a moment before giving her a small smile. " Hi."
" Hi, kid. You can just call me Lily or whatever."
She nodded and walked over to Edward, holding his hand and smiling up at him. That was the look that she gave him when she wanted something.
" Dad, can you make pancakes, please?"
Edward gave her a smile and ruffled her hair " Of course, sweetie. Anything you want. Umm Lily, would you like some pancakes."
She gave him a small smile " Yeah, that would be nice."
" How many?" he asked
Lily laughed loudly " Would eight be alright."
Edward actually laughed " Just like your sister. Bella just eats and eats, even before carrying the baby."
I rolled my eyes. " Love you, too. Now get cookin'."
" So, Edward, what do you do?" Lily asked shyly.
" I am a doctor at the local hospital." he said proudly as he got out the Krusteaz pancake mix and added water, after mixing it all up he started making the pancakes.
" Sounds interesting." she commented.
I talked with Lily for awhile at the table as Edward cooked. She was telling me all that had went on in these past years. The things she told me pissed me off further. Apparently my mom is snorting coke and has been sleeping around.
She really seemed to be genuinely upset about this. Lily shouldn't have to deal with that. The only thing a sixteen year old girl should be worrying about is what outfit to wear for school.
After about twenty minutes Edward set a huge plate of sugar cinnamon coated pancakes on the table. I set plates, forks and knives down and we dug in.
When we were finished eating and everything was cleaned up I went upstairs to our bedroom to shower and get a change of clothes. Edward did the same after me and when he was about to leave the room I said his name, stopping him.
" I'm going to go over to see my mother. I have to talk to her." I said
" What?! Bella last time you decked her. No." Edward stated sternly.
" You are not the boss of me. I am going and I am taking Lily with me. If you want to come, fine. But you will not tell me what I can and cannot do."
He sighed, defeated " Fine. But I am going with you. I can get Mrs. Wilson to watch Elle."
Mrs. Wilson was a seventy year old women. She was so sweet when we moved in, baking us cookies and offering to watch Elle when and if we needed her to. Ellie immediatly loved her, they baked together and played. She lost her husband eight years ago and was a lonely widow. I loved her though, she was a sweetheart.
I went back downstairs and told Ellie to come with me. I took her next door and rang the bell. Mrs. Wilson opened up immediatly with a huge smile on her face.
" Bella! Ellie! How are you two?"
" Good, Mrs Wilson, I was just wondering if you could watch Ellie, sorry for such short notice but something came up. We should only be gone an a hour or so." I said nicely.
" Of course. Come in, dear."
I gave Ellie and hug and she smiled " I'll be back soon, okay."
She nodded and looked at Mrs. Wilson " Can we make brownies?"
" Of course!"
I said goodbye and walked back over to the house. Edward and Lily were waiting outside and I motioned for them to get into the Vanquish. I slipped in the driver seat, Edward in the passenger and Lily in the back.
On the drive to the hotel I had Lily tell me how to get there. When I pulled in I saw that it was a really trashy hotel. One story and dirty siding. Of course she would take the cheapest place. When I got out I was livid. How could she do this to my sister.
" Bella calm down." Edward soothed.
" No! Stop telling me what to do." I yelled.
I went to the guy that owned the place and demanded to have the key to room five.
" I am sorry lady but I can't do that." he said smugly. He was a short skinny white guy with shagy blonde hair and mean grey eyes.
" If you don't give me the fucking key then I will kick get my husband to kick your sorry ass."
Edward smiled at him and waved. The guy immediatly handed me a key and I took it.
I didn't exactly know what I was walking into but I unlocked the door anyways. My mother was on the bed, with some guy. I wanted to throw up.
" Lily, stay against the wall." I instructed. She nodded and listened to me
The last thing I needed was for her to see her mother banging some random guy. They both looked up and stopped their activity.
" Get your ass out of here. Now!" I yelled to the guy.
He got up and Edward put his hands over my eyes. I rolled my eyes, of course. When he dropped his hands the guy was walking out of the place. My mother put on a pair of shorts and a baggy shirt. Standing up and staring me down.
" What are you doing here?" she spat.
" My sister came ringing my doorbell because you locked her out." I seethed.
Renee laughed and I wanted to slap her.
" YOU THINK THIS IS FUNNY?" I screamed.
" Honey, go take your boyfriend and get out of here." she said.
" You picked her over me. The least you could do is give her the life she deserves. You taught her to be mean to me, to hate me and now she is older and smarter and she knows what is going on. Why are you doing this to her? Why? Is it your goal to destroy people." I yelled.
She rolled her eyes " I don't have to give her anything."
" Yes you do? Your a mother. It's your job to support your children. To make them feel safe and secure. Not scared and alone."
" And you have been a mom for how many years?" she questioned.
" Seven and even though that's not alot I know alot more about parenting then you do."
She scoffed " Right."
I walked forward and Edward took that like I was going to hit her, so he held me back. I wasn't going to hit her. Just inform her she had a nose bleed.
" Your nose is bleeding."
She scrambled away and grabbed a tissue. Blotting under her nose and eying the back of coke that was on the table, along with a rolled up dollar bill.
" YOUR SO FUCKED UP! YOU NEED HELP." I screamed at her.
" Bella, think of the baby. You have to calm down." Edward said.
" Oh, how sweet. Another little devil child." she said, anger in her voice.
" That is enough! I am calling the authority's. You have illegal drugs around a child and you have to get into a facility that will give you help. I will make sure that you get that." Edward spoke.
Panic overcame her features. " No! Don't. Please!"
Lily came into the room and looked at Renee. Tears were streaming down her face.
" Mom, you need help." she said.
" No, I'll stop. I promise."
I shook my head, still looking at her. Edward had already left the room and was making a call.
" In the mean time I am going to take Lily and she is going to stay with Edward and I. I won't stand for this, it's wrong."
" You hate her!" Renee yelled.
" She was young! She didn't no any other way." I defended.
Renee came forward and grabbed Lily's arms.
" Sweetie, I'll stop. Just make them go." she said shakily. Kissing her cheeks.
Instead, Lily broke out of her grasp and walked over to me.
" No mom. I love my sister and I love you. But you need help and people who love someone will get them help if they need it. You need to understand that." she said.
Edward came back into the room.
" Police are coming. It's over Renee."
1 ½ years later
I dropped Lily back of the apartment and she gave me a hug and a smile before walking into the apartment.
After the situation with my mother at the hotel the police came and took her in. She went into a facility that helped her with her drug addiction. Edward and I took Lily into our home where she lived with us for a little over a year.
My mother has not been clean for a year and her and Lily went into counseling. They are living together again in a apartment. My mom has a stable job, she is now using her teaching degree for something. She is a second grade teacher and is dating a really nice guy named Phil.
I haven't sat down to talk to my mother about what went down. We both knew that our relationship with eachother could not be mended. There was too much damage done and I think we both accepted that.
I spend alot of my time with Lily. We go shopping and do girl things. Alice and Rose loved her after getting past the stories of me telling them how mean she is. They realized the situation now though.
Rose gave birth to her first baby. Her full name is Abigal Serena McCarty. She has her fathers brown hair and her mothers blue eyes. She is a complete doll and has everyone, especially Emmett, wrapped around her little finger.
Alice is now currently five months pregnant with a baby boy. His name is going to be Jackson, that was decided when Jasper found out. Alice reluctently agreed.
I gave birth to twins. Which was a shock, after the fifth mark Edward and I knew that there was more then one baby in their. We found out there was two, and I delivered a boy and a girl. Edward finally got a baby girl that looked just like me, her name is Elizabeth Leigh Masen and she has beautiful brown eyes and curly brown hair. Edward cried when I said that her name was Elizabeth, I thought it would be nice to carry on his mothers name. Our son has bronze hair and brown eyes, he has Edward's shaped face and nose, and has my tiny ears, his name is Adam Edward Masen. We mostly did Edward because of Edward's biological father.
Ellie was very grumpy the first few months. Since there was two babies Edward and I had to be with then, but we made sure that we got time with her. The twins were really good though. They rarely cried and slept through the night after the first week of being here. It hurt to push out them both but it was worth it.
There first birthday was two months ago, January sixteenth.
My father is still dating Sue and proposed to her last December. It was really cute how nervous he was. I could tell that he was really happy with her and I accepted that. They were planning to wed sometime during October.
Carlisle and Esme re-newed their vows their last anniversary and we all attended. It was amazing to see how they have been married for so long and still love eachother. Esme is still the mother I never had, she really is my mom.
We were all happy with our lives. So was I with mine, I am thankful for my life.
Thankful for Edward. How much he has loved me and accepted me for who I am, and my crazy family issues, he has made me who I am today. I love him with everything I am and I will continue to until the day I die.
My friends, Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie and Alice. Jasper was always telling me that things were always going to be okay. Rose and Alice always tried to comfort me. Emmett for making me laugh and making me always feel happy. I will never forget the day I played video games with the boys and we had so much fun.
My children, they made me see how life can get better and better.
And my dad. He is the one who gave me another chance to start over and move. He brought me to Edward, to happiness and everything good. He always stood up for me and loved me.
I got another chance and not many people get those. I went through a roller coaster to get where I am now but I don't regret any of it because I have eveything I need, my dad, Esme and Carlisle, my best friends, my kids, my sister and most importantly Edward.
I turned to look at him and kissed his lips softly. He smiled at me, his bright green eyes sparkling.
" I love you." he told me.
I leaned against him and smiled up at him.
" I love you, too. Always."
" Always." he repeated.
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