|Family Ties: Night Cries Volume 1
Author: AvidReaderAshley PM
Formerly Night Cries, this fanfic tells the story of four families. Some big, some small, but all very loving to one another. They share deep family ties.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 35 - Words: 31,112 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 07-26-09 - Published: 06-14-09 - id: 5136335
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Night Cries –Chapter One
Oh no, not this again. This was the third time today that I had thrown up. Edward sat next to me and held my hair while I was violently sick in his bathroom. We had just gotten back from our honeymoon yesterday and what a great way to start the marriage life, I get sick.
Of course, that would happen to me. I was afraid of anything that had to do with medical stuff, or even getting sick, so this was one of the worst things to happen. "Maybe we should talk to Carlisle. He may know why you're so sick." His expression was painful to see; I knew he was suffering with me.
"Okay fine, let my just rinse out my mouth." I was also getting more moody, which I'm sure was confusing Jasper; wherever he was.
He kept one arm firmly around my waist while we descended the stairs to the living room where Carlisle and Esme were on the couch watching the news. I felt a sudden wave of nausea again and gripped Edward's arm tightly. "Ed…ward…please." He must've known what I meant because he lifted me into his arms and had me in the nearest bathroom within seconds.
I threw up again and he held my hair. I heard a knock on the door which Edward had respectfully closed. "Is there something wrong?" It was Carlisle and Esme, speaking in unison. "I'm just sick, it's nothing." I spoke while rinsing my mouth out. Edward shot me a disapproving glance and spoke on my behalf.
"She says that it's nothing, but I think she may have something serious." Carlisle nodded visibly through the now-open door and reassured us, "It may just be the flu; no need to overreact."
We stepped out of the bathroom and Carlisle motioned upstairs. "Maybe we should check her out in my office. I have supplies to run some regional tests." We walked upstairs and I took a seat on the sofa, next to Edward who had my right hand firmly grasped in his left.
"Okay, I'm going to have to run some blood tests, so if you feel uncomfortable Edward you can leave." "No, I'm fine. Bella needs me here." We smiled widely at each other and Carlisle prepared the needle. I flinched away and buried my face in Edward's chest while Carlisle took my blood.
I looked anxiously up at Edward, but instead of him looking afraid, he smiled down at me. "Okay, all done. Good job, Bella." "You talk to me like I'm a little kid at the doctor." We all laughed.
After two hours of watching television, Carlisle told us he had the blood test results. We took a seat once again in his office and he stood in front of us. "Well, it's not the flu. I can tell you that."
"Okay, well then what is it?" Edward was getting frustrated. "You're never going to believe me."
"Well, can you please just tell us?" He better tell us soon, or Edward was going to lose it.
Carlisle turned his focus onto me. "Bella?" "Yes?" "You're……well, you're pregnant."
I couldn't help but laugh. "Yeah, right." "What are you talking about, Carlisle? That's not possible." Great, now Edward was even more frustrated.
But what was Carlisle talking about? I could not be pregnant! Edward can't have children. I thought we already established that. "I am just telling you what the tests showed. Bella is pregnant, whether you want to believe it or not."
I turned to Edward, frightened at his expression. He looked almost mad.
"How could you, Bella? I thought you loved me." "WHAT?" "Well, it's pretty obvious that it's not my child. Whose is it, Bella?" I burst into tears involuntarily. "How could you say that? I've only ever been with you. You know that!"
"Sure, of course Bella. Come find me when you're ready to tell me the truth." And with that he left the room, leaving me crying my eyes out in front of Carlisle. He came over to the couch and put his arms around me. I rested my head on his shoulder and tried to get my words out.
"How…could…he…think…that?" "I don't know, Bella. Maybe he is just scared." "I am. What's going to happen?" "I'm not quite sure. We'll have to do some more tests to be sure. Are you sure it is his?" "Yes, I'm sure. He was the first one I've ever…you know." "Yes, well let me go talk to him."
It is yours, whether you want to believe me or not. You and I both know she wouldn't lie. I projected my thoughts toward Edward. He couldn't possibly think that she cheated on him, could he? I rounded the corner into the living room only to see Esme talking with Edward on the couch.
"Just promise me you'll take care of her." "I will, Mom." He was smiling, and he called her "Mom". Those were rare things for Edward. "So I trust you knocked some sense into him?" I asked Esme when I got over to them.
"Yes, he accepts that he is going to be a father and he wants to take some responsibility for Bella and his new child. It was hard, but I got through to him." Edward looked at me with a smile and nodded his head. "If it's alright with you, I think I'll go check on Bella." And with that he left the room.
I heard the door open and glanced that way, only to be disappointed by seeing Edward. He walked over, sat next to me, and tried to put his arms around me. I flinched back, and he looked hurt. "Please, don't touch me. I still haven't forgiven you." "I am so sorry, please believe me."
"I do believe you; I just can't believe that you would think that." "I was worried, but Esme talked some sense into me. I am ready to handle anything now." "Really, you're ready for this?" I patted my still-flat stomach. "Absolutely; I am actually very excited."
We both smiled widely at each other. "May I feel?" "Sure you can, but there's nothing to feel…yet." "I know, but it's nice to think of a little life in there." He, very gingerly, placed his hand on my lower stomach and sighed happily. I chuckled at him. "What is it now?"
"Nothing, I just finally feel like our family is complete." He told me, laughing softly. "You know, I never really wanted children but now that one is coming; I feel like I actually do want one." "Well that's good because you're getting one." He joked.
Just then, Carlisle walked into the room and saw our positions. "Well now, that's better. I see you've worked everything out." "Yes, we're actually both very excited." "I just wanted to tell Bella some simple pregnancy guidelines, if you don't mind." He turned to face me.
"I'm not sure if this child will have any vampire qualities, but for now I think we'll go ahead and say no. The baby was probably produced by some human that Edward still had left in him."
Edward spoke up, looking at me. "See? I told you that you were bringing out my humanistic qualities." I laughed and looked back to Carlisle. He told me the basics: no junk food, take vitamins, be careful, get gentle exercise, and take it easy. It seemed easy enough to me.
A few hours later, I started to get tired. But, on my way to bed (walking hand-in-hand with Edward) I felt another wave of nausea. I thought it was over! I sprinted to the nearest bathroom with my hand clamped over my mouth and was violently sick again. "When is this going to end?"
I spoke up while I rinsed my mouth for the could-be fiftieth time today. "Carlisle said that the morning sickness only lasts about the first three months. Oh, and he said that you are only seven weeks." "Great. So I have to endure this sickness for another, like, five weeks."
"I'm sorry, love, but that's the way things work. So, um, have you thought of any names?" "Well, I just found out that I was having a baby a few hours ago, so not really. When will we find out what we're having?"
He laughed softly. "I love the way you say 'we're having'. Oh, it's not until you're twenty-one weeks." "So, I'll find out in fourteen weeks? That's quite a while, not very fair." "I'm sorry…again." He took my hand again and led me upstairs to our room.
I was exhausted from the day's events so I curled up against him, but then a thought came to my mind. "Edward, how will this affect the date?" "What date?" "You're going to turn me into a vampire, right?"
"Oh, that date. Well, we should probably wait awhile before that. How does 'a year after the baby is born' sound?" "That sounds about right. I'm okay with that."
AN: Hey everyone. This is my first story on here, I'll accept crucial feedback and tips if you want to give them. Thanks for taking the time out to read this. Tell me what you think or if you have any questions.