Another WIP? I know. BUTTTTT this is for my gorgeous, talented, hilarious twifey's birthday! She requested an expansion on this flash of mine, which has been challenging because when I write a flash, I never expect to have to explain everything, lol. But I truly hope she (and whoever else decides to read) enjoys it!
Huge thanks to my pre-reading/beta team: Sophiacorgi, KniNut, Hadley Hemingway, and lellabeth. These ladies are just wonderful.
All things Twilight belong to SM. Everything else is mine, including any mistakes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TWILLY! I BIG PUFFY HEART YOU!
Chapter 1 - All Yours (original flash - Chapter 22 of Tidbits)
"Please don't do this," he said as I threw my clothes into our biggest suitcase. "Don't do this to me. To us."
"There is no us, Edward," I hissed back at him. "You made sure of that." I started grabbing shoes from the closet and tossing them into a bag. "There's only you and what works for you. What I want obviously doesn't fucking matter."
"It's only for a year. I can't just turn my back on them." He gripped his hair in both hands. "Once she finishes school and gets on her feet, they'll move out and everything will go back to normal."
"Ha. Normal. Can't you see what she's doing? Using your own daughter to wheedle herself into our life?" I asked, desperate for him to see. "You've never been able to fucking say no to her."
"She is the mother of my child!" he roared at me. And I knew then that I'd completely lost him. If I'd ever truly had him in the first place.
Shaking my head, I started zipping up the bags I'd packed. I couldn't be stuck in this sinkhole of a relationship any longer.
God, how I'd tried.
But I was never enough.
Maybe if I'd popped out a kid, he'd look at me the way he looked at her. But it was too late for all of that now.
Just as I was gathering everything to leave, there was a knock on the door.
"They're early," Edward muttered.
"Well, don't let me interrupt this lovely family reunion. I'll just be going."
I swung the door open and looked into two sets of big brown eyes and rolled my own eyes.
"Hi, Kate," she said quietly. Always so meek.
"Bella." I sneered. "He's all yours. Have a nice life."
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