|Seeking Heaven Out
Author: IdPattThat PM
Over a year after Jacob's death, Bella is ready to move on. Will she be able to? A side-shot from Pulling Heaven Down.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Bella & Garrett - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,735 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 02-10-13 - Published: 01-27-13 - Status: Complete - id: 8950811
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"You'll take good care of him, right?" Edward asked while he hugged me tightly.
"Edward, I know how to take care of a toddler. I raised one, remember? She turned out…we'll be fine," I said with a grin and a glance at Garrett, who was holding a sleeping Harry in his arms. Willow stood at his side, yawning and leaning into him.
"Don't worry so much," Leah laughed and tugged his hand. "We're only going to be gone for three days."
"Go. Enjoy yourselves. You're married now, so you know you'll never have any alone time as long as you both shall live," I teased. Edward glared at me, but wrapped his arm around Leah's waist and pulled her to his car. I smiled as I watched them leave, happy that my friends had found each other- and that everything had worked out for them.
"Mommy? Is Uncle Edward Harry's daddy now?" Willow asked, looking up from the book she was reading to Harry.
"Daddy? Where Daddy?" Harry looked around and his big brown eyes filled with tears when he couldn't find Edward. Garrett quickly pulled him up from the floor and into his lap, blowing a raspberry on the little boy's cheek and making him laugh.
I smiled and nodded. "Yeah. He is."
"So, if you and Garrett get married…will you be my daddy?" She turned to Garrett, who looked unusually pale at the question, but recovered quickly.
"Um…well, I guess that would be up to you," he said as he set Harry down among a little pile of toys and lifted himself to his feet. He walked the few extra steps to where she was sitting and took a spot next to her.
"What do you mean?"
"I mean that I know you love your daddy very, very much, and I wouldn't want to take that away from you," he told her as he gently brushed her hair from her face. She frowned and looked at me, but I sat frozen and listened intently.
"But it would be okay if I loved you too, right?" she asked quietly as she took Garrett's hand and rested it in her lap. I watched as she spread out his fingers and traced the lines on his palm. He smiled and glanced up at me.
"I think that would be okay, yes."
"Okay, then. You'd better ask Mommy to marry you before I change my mind, though," she said with a sly smile in my direction.
I rolled my eyes and joined them on the floor.
"Let's take it one day at a time, huh?" I asked before kissing her head.
Garrett smiled and leaned over her to press his lips to my cheek.
"Sounds good to me."