Wow guys! I'm sorry I haven't updated in FOREVER! But I'm only 14, and I basically go to college. Ughhh, life and school has been sucky; so have my grades. :( Well, I'll try to update when I can. Normally, I have 6+ hours of homework a night, so no promises on when.
Ch. 12. BBQ
My life could not be any better. Edward was no longer my boyfriend; he was my fiancé. God, I love the way that sounds. Tonight everyone was coming to our house for a barbecue. We were inviting Alice and Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie, and Edward's parents. I'm glad everyone seems to be getting along. Carlisle and Esme were already like parents to me and they adored Lily. My girls were ecstatic when we told them we were getting married; although, I had the sneaky suspicion that they already knew. We decided they would both be our flower girls. Tonight we would share the news with everyone. Nobody except Edward, Amanda, Lily and I knew about the wedding. I am bouncing with excitement and anticipation. The only bad thing would be that Alice, my hyper, shop-a-holic, soon-to-be sister in-law, would insist on taking me shopping. Over the past few weeks, Alice and I have become great friends, don't get me wrong. It's just well, shopping and Bella, don't mix. As if I have a choice though! Oh well, that's a lost battle. I should probably just learn to like it. Maybe I'll take the girls and Rosalie, this way they can suffer with me.
I was broken form my reverie as two strong arms enveloped my waist. "Love, are you going to get ready for the party?"
"Oh, sorry. I was just thinking…" He turned me around in his arms to force me to look into his penetrating, emerald eyes. "About what?"
"Nothing, really. Just about sharing the news tonight and," I gulped, "shopping with Alice after she finds out and goes crazy." He chuckled and knew why I had gulped. He knew what his sister would make me do. We let the subject drop and started getting ready. It was now 12 pm and everyone was coming at 2. I got myself dressed and then preceded into the girls' room to help them pick out their outfits. I walked in and found my two daughters, asleep on their bed. I called Edward in here. He walked in and got out his cell phone so he could take pictures. They looked so peaceful and cute, my little angels. We decided to let them sleep because they didn't sleep well last night because we were on the boat. They both have trouble sleeping without Edward and me singing and reading to them before bed.
It was about time now when everyone would be arriving. Alice had been spending the nights lately with Jasper wand Carlisle and Esme, not wanting to intrude, had been staying at a hotel. Then the doorbell rang. Edward was cooking on the grill while I was preparing everything else. I went and opened the door to a bubbly Alice and Jasper with his arm around her waist. Things between them must becoming serious. "Hey, Bella!" Alice squealed as she crushed me in a hug. For someone extremely tiny, she was strong! "Hello, guys. I'm glad you could come. Edward's outside and the girls are asleep in their room. Come on in." Soon after, Rose, Emmett, Carlisle and Esme arrived. "Dinner is ready everyone" I called from the kitchen.
By now, the girls were awake and dressed in matching purple sundresses. We all walked out into our backyard and sat at the little patio set on our deck. "Everybody, Edward and I have some important news" as I said this, everyone's eyes were on me and Edward squeezed my hand in reassurance. Edward continued for me, seeing as I didn't finish my statement. "Last night, I proposed to Bella, and by some miracle, she feels the same way about me as I do her, and accepted." At that moment, everyone's eyes went wide in happiness and Alice started jumping up and down. "Oh. My. God! Bella! You HAVE to let me plan your wedding!!! Please? Please! PLEASE!!!!" Well, that's Alice for you.
"I don't know, Alice." She pouted and gave me the puppy-dog look. "I promise to be good, Bella." I hated how she could always get her way. "Okay, fine, but don't go overboard." Her smile was a mile wide as she grabbed me into another hug. "Thank you Bella! SOOO much!"
"I also want everyone to know that Lily and Amanda are going to be our flower girls" I said as everyone turned their attention to the little girls sitting next to Edward and me. "Rosalie, I want you to be my Maid of Honor. And, Alice, will you be second in command?" I asked, sounding hopeful. "YES!!" they both screamed at the same time.
"Emmett and Jasper? Will you two be my best men?" Edward asked with a smile on his beautiful lips. The answer was the same. "Of course!" This is absolutely wonderful. Everything in my life right now couldn't be any more perfect. I'm getting married to the love of my life in two months, I have two beautiful daughters, and a loving family. Nothing could possibly go wrong…or so I'd thought…
NEXT WEEK (A/N I'm making this Ch. extra-long for yous guys!)
My life is complete bliss. I'm marrying my beautiful Bella in a little less than two months. I could not be more ecstatic. Now, Bella, Amanda, Lily and I could really be a family. The barbecue last weekend could not have been better. Everyone is thrilled about the wedding, especially Alice. But, then again, we are talking about Alice, my sister. Today, I thought I would take Bella and the girls out for a fun, boning day (although we didn't need to bond; it was if we knew each other for a lifetime.)
Since Bella is still sleeping, I think I'll take a shower and wait for her to get up. After I got out of the shower, I saw my angel roll over and look at me, the sleepiness still in her eyes. I walked over and pulled her in for a gentle kiss. "Good morning, Love." I whispered against her hair. "How about today the four of us go to the park?" Her eyes brightened with joy. "I'd love to."
"Let's go wake up the girls" I said as I wrapped my arm around her waist. We walked in and found two adorable girls, asleep. After we finally got them out of bed and told them what we were doing, they bounced around the room. Bella got them dressed as I went downstairs to make everyone breakfast, or at least attempt. A few minutes later, the doorbell rang. 'That's weird' I thought to myself. If it was the family, they would've called first. I thought nothing of it, so I proceeded to open the door. To my surprise, I opened the door to find a scruffy man, about 6'1'' with brown hair and blue eyes. I decided to be polite instead of slamming the door in his face, he looked scary. "Where's Bella? I was just at her apartment and saw this address written on her refrigerator. Now where the hell is she?" Before I got to respond, Bella walked down the stairs carrying my little angels on her hips. "Edward? Who's at the door" As she said this, she walked into the foyer and her jaw dropped in shock. "K…K…Kyle?" Bella stuttered.
After hearing his name being said, a light bulb flashed in my head. This jerk, standing in my front door, was the imbecile who left my Bella four years ago. I instinctively stepped in front of my fiancé and daughters. "Get the hell out of my house…NOW!" I seethed as the girls began to cry. "Daddy? Who is that scary man?" Lily asked through her tears. "What? He's not your father. I'm your daddy!" Kyle screamed, obviously annoyed. "No, Kyle. You left Lily and me four years ago. It's over. Edward has been more of a father to her in a few months than you have been her whole life" Bella exclaimed, stepping from behind me and handed me our daughters.
"This 'Edward' guy. What's going on between you?" He asked as he pointed an accusing finger at me. "Edward is my fiancé. Our daughters go to the same school. Now Edward is officially Lily's father and I am legally Amanda's mother. Edward and I adopted them. Lily Marie Cullen, is no longer your daughter."
'Man, Bella is so sexy when she's angry' okay, not now Edward. Kyle did not look happy. He began grabbing for Lily. "Don't you dare touch my daughter. Or else…" I seethed.
"Or else what? You'll tell my mommy?" Kyle shot back.
"Listen, Kyle, I love Edward, not you. How could you even come here? Did you think that almost five years later, I'd still love you? Newsflash! I stopped loving you the day you left!" Bella shouted. I noticed the tears starting to fall silently down her face.
"Mommy, don't cry" Amanda said from my shoulder, sounding confused and sad. "Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry. I'm just upset right now." Amanda whispered in my ear if she could go hug Bella. I walked over and placed Amanda in Bella's arms, shifting Lily so I could get a better grasp on her.
"Oh, how sweet. Bella's got another daughter. You're making a big mistake by marrying this fool, Bella" Kyle said, pure rage in his eyes.
"No, the only mistake I made was loving you. Although, I don't regret it because I have Lily. The only thing I do regret is not being able to give her a family. Now she has the best father in the world, a loving sister, who's her best friend, and amazing grandparents, aunts and uncles! Don't you see, she's better off without you" Bella said, slightly calmer now.
"You'll regret this in the long run, Bella."
"Kyle, get out of our house NOW! Before I call the police" she seethed.
"Fine, you'll be sorry" Kyle said as he walked out the door; a last attempt at threatening my Bella.
Okay, that was awkward! "Bella, I'm so sorry. I didn't know he was going to come back. It's all my fault" I said, looking down. I didn't want her to see my fear, shock, and regret. "Edward, stop. You have nothing to be sorry for. I'm the one who should be apologizing. He just barged into your house. Thanks for sticking up for me" Bella said as she hugged me. Amanda and Lily were still on us, so it was like a family hug.
"You don't have to thank me for anything. I love you, Bella, and I would do anything and everything for you. I just hope that now he'll just leave us alone." I still blamed myself. If she had never met me, they could've been a family.
"Edward, I know what you're thinking. I would never have gotten back together with him, no matter the circumstance" Bella told me as she pointed a finger at me. "I don't want him as a daddy, he's mean. I love you" Lily said as she gave me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. "I love you, too, Lily" I said.
"Well, now that this is cleared up, how about we still go to the park?" I asked, trying to lighten the mood. Everyone agreed and perked up, so let's go to Greis Park!