Hey everyone, is this is the prologue for the sequel to Blind. You have to read that story to understand this one. I hope you enjoy.
I want to thank my beta, Monkeymojo for doing such a great job. You're awesome.
So, if you told me two years ago that I'd be a married man, who could see, and a father, I would have told you that you needed medication. My life has been a roller coaster since the day I met Bella. She's changed my life in so many good ways. I don't even know how to describe it. She's my lover, my best friend, my wife, my teacher, and so many other things.
So now, as I sit and look at her, beautiful even if she is red faced, I can't imagine my life without her. She told me once that she wouldn't be my reason or my excuse. I couldn't be more grateful for that.
"Hi there, lovely little one," I cooed at the tiny bundle in my arms. Bella's brown hair and my green eyes. Full beautiful lips and chubby little cheeks. I saw the best of both of us in these swaddling clothes.
The baby stretched, it's tiny nose scrunching as it yawned. I'd never seen a cuter thing in my life. I sat beside my wife on the hospital bed and laid my head on her shoulder. "Hi there, daddy," she said sleepily. She had worked so hard, she must have been so tired. I was tired and I didn't do nearly as much work as her.
"Hey, mommy. How are we feeling?" I asked, bouncing the tiny bundle in my arms.
"Sore," she admitted.
I turned to look at her. I carefully shifted and smoothed a piece of hair behind her ear. She smiled up at me, her beautiful brown eyes sparkling with unshed tears. I tried to smile reassuringly before leaning over to kiss her forehead.
The door cracked open slightly and I saw my father's head pop in. "May we come in?"
"Of course you can, grandpa," Bella teased weakly with a smile. I could already tell that we weren't going to have company long.
I watched as our parents filed in. Renee, who usually had a hard expression, was beaming. She tugged Charlie and Phil behind her like she was an eager child. She came over to me, smiling a bit sheepishly when she caught my eyes. "May I?" she asked, her hands out stretched.
I didn't answer as I carefully slid the bundle into her arms. She cooed and bounced the baby happily. As soon as Renee was out of the way, my mother hugged me tightly. "I told you that you two would make pretty babies," she teased.
Even though my stitches pulled and my whole body ached, I couldn't be happier. Watching Edward with our child was so... amazing. His eyes glittered with joy, his smile so gentle and warm as he walked around slowly. A little small, but otherwise perfect, the doctor had said.
It was so nice to be around my family, and I was so glad that they were already down here. I don't think Edward could have handled all of the stress of my labor along with the stress of calling our families and explaining what happened. It was fine now and that's all that mattered.
I yawned quietly as I watched my mother with her new grandchild. I think if anything could melt her ice wall she has up it'll be this child. She even smiled at Edward and was polite. Tiny steps, but steps none the less.
"Okay grandparents, it's time to let Mommy get to bed. It's been an extremely long day," Edward said quietly as he took the tiny sleeping bundle and placed it in one of those plastic bassinets.
Charlie came over first and gave me a small kiss on the top of my head. "You did good, kid."
"Thanks," I muttered with a small smile. I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open.
"Sleep well, we'll be back in the morning, dear," Esme said with a gentle hug that I weakly returned.
"Call us if you need anything, do you understand me?" Carlisle said firmly before giving me a crooked grin that could rival his son's.
"Yes sir, Dr. Cullen," I teased.
When they finally all left, after too many hugs and kisses, Edward settled back into bed with me. I laid my head on his chest, trying to get at least a little comfortable. "Can you believe the day we've had?" I asked.
"Can you believe the last two years we've had?" He chuckled and kissed my neck lightly.
"No, they've flown by," I said as I ran my finger over his wedding band. "By the way, I'm never letting you have sex with me again," I teased.
"Oh really?" He raised his eyebrow and gave me a little grin. "You say that now..."
"Okay, maybe not never, but I don't see you getting any in the near future," I laughed, laying my head against the pillow. "As cute as they are, babies are an amazing form of birth control."
"Hm, I have a strong feeling that I'm still going to find time to show you how much I love and worship you." He took my hand and carefully turned my palm up. He kissed it lightly, sending a wave of happiness through my already overloaded system.
The tears began to flow heavily down my cheeks, surprising even me. "I'm a mommy," I cried.
He laughed and I was annoyed until I realized he was crying too. He took my face in his large, warm hands and kissed my lips passionately, our tears mixing together on our cheeks. "I hope you didn't just now realize that. You're the most beautiful mommy I've ever seen, by the way."
"You're only a little biased," I sighed.
"I'm not biased at all. I just cherish natural beauty when I see it. And right now, I'm surrounded by it."
Before you start to complain, let me explain something. The first chapter of this story starts off while Edward is still in the hospital. You will miss nothing, don't worry. I'm just giving you a taste of the future.
No, I won't tell you the sex of the baby. lol You'll have to wait and see!
Also, I wanted to let you know that I will be posting twice a week now, Thursdays and Mondays for this story. I know you guys loved me updating everyday but I have other stuff to do. I'm working on another story, which I will start posting tomorrow. I want you guys to check that out as well. Also, if you haven't read it, I've got a new one shot out called Feathers. It's the honeymoon scene from breaking dawn. It's on my profile if you'd like to read it.
Nope won't talk about breaking dawn. Sorry. Sick of talking about it. Plus, people need to finish reading it. But, I will talk about this: I'm pregnant! That's another reason I'm going to slow down my posting, doctor's appts.
Anyway, do you like the taste of the future? Do you want to see more?