Author's Note: Hello my angels! I just wanted to let you all know I've gone back and edited my previous chapters again. Mostly fixing punctuation and discrepancies in the story line. Thanks to all of those who reviewed, and thanks to all who didn't but still read. I hope you enjoyed it! Well I won't hold out on you. Here you are the last thrilling chapter...
Disclaimer: Conner is mine everyone else belongs to Stephenie:(
We went to the dining room far enough away not to be overheard but I could still see Conner. "Bella I'm so sorry about Jacob. If there's anything I can do please let me know." Edward started out.
"Thank you Edward. That means a lot to me but Conner and I are doing fine." As I said his name we both turned to look at Conner who was now being bounced around the room on Emmett's back. "Em is going to regret that very soon if he doesn't stop." we both laughed.
"Wow! I can't believe you're a Mom, Bells. He seems like a great kid, you've done a wonderful job with him. So when did you and Jacob get married?"
"Thanks, but I can't take all the credit. He was born an good kid. He makes it really easy to be a good Mom. And I never got married. I had commitment issues for a long time after you left. I guess Jake got tired of asking after awhile." I sighed once again looking at Conner who was now a delicate shade of green. "Em he's turning green! Just a final warning, I'm not cleaning it up when he gets sick!" I shouted. Emmett immediately stopped and quickly carried Conner over and sat him in Jasper's lap.
"Bella I'm so sorry! I'll never forgive myself for what I did to you, saying you were just a distraction. You have to know that I didn't mean any of it. I've hated myself everyday since we left for what I said to you. I'll always love you I just don't think its in the same way now." As he spoke he was staring at his hands refusing to look up at me.
"Edward look at me." I waited for him to look up. "I understand that in your twisted way of thinking you thought you were doing what was best and you're forgiven. I'll always love you too, and I agree its not the same kind of love we used to share. I'm happy you've found Tanya she seems like a really nice girl. How long have you been seeing each other?"
"Only about 3 months, and yes she is a very nice girl. I've known her for about 2 years. She's an only child of divorced parents, she grew up taking care of her mom who died from cancer when Tanya was 16. So she moved from Kansas to Virginia to live with her dad. I think the two of you probably have a lot in common. So what about you and Jazz? And why does he keep looking at me like that?" He asked catching Jasper shooting him another pointed look.
"I don't know, I'll talk to him about that" I said laughing. "As for our relationship, it's very new but old at the same time I guess. I don't know why it took me so long to figure it out. And why everyone knew about it but didn't feel I needed to be let in on the secret. But I'm glad he decided to come visit and bring us up here. I think he's going to move in with me. I haven't had a chance to tell him Conner's only condition to him moving in is that Jazz has to play games with him everyday." We both laughed. We talked for a few minutes him telling me about New York and me filling him in on Forks and all the people we went to high school with.
"Yes! Even though he's married and has a son Conner's age Mike still hits on me every time he sees me." I said, as I finished my update of all things Forks. Edward found this particularly funny. "I'm glad we can be friends again, I've missed you. And thanks for being okay about me and Jazz. You should tell him. Maybe he'll stop staring at you like that." I giggled.
"Yeah I think maybe I should talk to him. And you know you've always been family Bells just now you get to be my sister instead of my girlfriend." He hugged me as we stood up and went back in the living room. I took a now sleeping Conner from Jasper and pushed Jazz out the door with Edward telling them to talk.
Bella pushed me and Edward toward the door ordering us to talk. I followed Edward onto the porch, where he turned to face me.
"So Jazz, what's with all the nasty looks?" he asked.
"Do you have any idea how much pain you caused her? Did you know that after we left she took to doing stupidly dangerous things for a few months? The short list includes walking up to a group of strange men outside a bar in the middle of the night because she "thought she knew them", riding a motorcycle, which she wrecked on several occasions, getting lost in the woods when she went looking for that stupid meadow. Oh yes, my all time favorite, diving off a cliff! You have no idea the pain you caused her and there's no doubt in my mind that if it weren't for Jacob Black she would be dead now." I finished darkly. Edward stood there stupidly with his mouth hanging open.
"I…I had no idea! But Jasper what do you want me to do? I can't go back and change the past. Trust me, if I could I would, in a heartbeat! You of all people know how long it took me to get over her. Not that I think anyone ever completely gets over Bella Swan. But she moved on first with Jacob and now with you. I'm not blind I can tell how happy you make each other. When we were talking just now every time she would look over at you her face would light up, it's the way she used to look at me. And you're the same, you look at her like a blind man seeing light. I'm happy for you bro! If your worried about me trying to get her back, don't. I had my chance and I blew it." he replied. "Besides I've moved on too. Tanya is a nice girl and I don't want to hurt her. So like I told Bella, she gets to be my sister now instead of my girlfriend. Just don't screw it up. She deserves to be happy now."
"Your right Edward, she does deserve to be happy now, and forever. And I'm going to try my best to make sure she is. I'm glad you don't have a problem with us. Maybe you and Alice should think about moving a little closer to home. Everyone really misses you both." I told him, patting him on the back.
"Yeah, I'll think about it. Maybe Seattle." he mumbled, as we walked back inside.
Alice, it turns out, had called Charlie and told him I needed a few more days off work so I could catch up with my best friend. And of course Charlie who, has always been putty in Alice's hands, caved without her having to say anything but please. We spent the rest of the afternoon catching up and getting to know the new additions. I found myself once again missing an evening with my son since Alice, Rosalie, Esme and Tanya took him shopping. I begged them to keep the expensive clothing to a minimum since he grows so fast I have to buy him new clothes every couple of months. So instead of sitting with the guys who were yelling at the TV like 5 years old (yes even Carlisle) I am outside sitting on the porch railing trying to think of what to get Conner for his birthday. I decided it would be best to wait until he got back from the mall to see if there was anything the girls haven't bought him before making a concrete decision. I felt a pair of strong arms wrap around my waist.
"Hey Jazz, tired of the games already?" I asked as he started kissing my neck.
"Nope. Just decided being with you was a better use of my time."
"Good to know I rate higher than wii." I laughed. "Hey, I didn't get to tell you the good news. Conner said you can move in with us as long as you play games with him everyday." He laughed while picking me up and spinning me around to face him before depositing me back on the railing and kissing me. I wrapped myself around him and kissed him back with as much force as I could manage. "I guess someone's happy." I stated when we finally pulled back panting.
"You have no idea Bells, no idea. And I promise I'll do everything I can to show you guys everyday how happy you make me. And videogames everyday seems like a small price to pay if I get to sleep with my angel in my arms every night." He whispered in my ear while kissing my hair and rubbing my back. I sagged against him barely able to hold myself up. "Come on I think someone needs to sleep." he said picking me up and cradling me to his chest as he carried me to the guest room.
"Well for some reason I didn't get much sleep last night. But what about Conner?" I asked yawning.
"How about Conner sleeps in my room tonight. We can bond." He joked. "And I promise if he gets scared or anything I bring him to you okay?" He said, pulling off my jeans and tucking me in bed. He laid beside me stroking my hair until I fell asleep.
The next few days passed in much the same fashion except we were also packing Jasper's stuff. We were going to drive back to Forks which would take a couple of days but we were looking forward to spending the time together. I got caught up with Ali, it turns out James is a male model and they met on a photo shoot where Alice was the fashion consultant. The two of them seemed very happy together, he seems to be a really nice guy. Edward and Tanya met at the hospital where they both work. Him as a resident and her as a nurse. They seemed to have a rough couple of days, when I asked him about it he told me she felt threatened by me. Not that I could figure out why Jasper and I were pretty much inseparable. But on our last day there she seemed to open up to me and we spent a few hours sharing stories about Edward. I told her about him making me go to prom in a cast. And she told me how the first time he had asked her out and the patient they were checking on vomited on him.
Everyone loved spending time with Conner although I felt like I hadn't seen him at all since we got here. And he was of course completely spoiled by the time we left. He was really upset when it was time to go and threw a rare tantrum until I reminded him that Grampa Charlie was waiting for him at home and that he would see everyone in 2 weeks since they were all coming to his birthday party.
The drive back to Forks went as well as can be expected when you have a hyper active 4 year old in the car. I was honestly worried Jasper might change his mind and just drop us off and turn around and go back. When I told him this he just laughed and said he had grown up with Emmett and that they had taken quite a few road trips so it would take a lot more than that to get rid of him.
We finally made it back home and it took a few weeks to get settled. We rearranged things moving Conner out of the nursery and into his bedroom (which I had been meaning to do for awhile) then turning the nursery into an office for Jazz. Conner was thrilled because we let him decorate his new room, he did well picking deep blue and red for his walls with blue curtains.
Thankfully, the Cullen's had kept their house in Forks because the nearest hotel was not something I would want to spend any time in and we only have one guestroom. So when everyone showed up for the party they had a place to stay. Emmett provided the entertainment for the kids once again dressed as Bozo as he called it, looking pretty much the same as he did the day Rose and Conner gave him his makeover but this time he came in the dress and added an oversized beach bag to his ensemble that he had filled with candy that he randomly threw to the kids while he attempted to make balloon animals and do magic tricks. He defiantly kept us entertained. Conner's favorite gift was from Rose, Emmett, Edward and Alice who are taking him to Florida for two weeks; one week at Disney World and one week with Renee. Jasper and I were trying to decide what we were going to do for two weeks by ourselves. The Cullen's are planning to move back to Forks sometime within the next year and Edward and Alice are thinking of relocating to Seattle so they can be closer. Tanya and James both agreed to come with them if they moved. I guess you could say we are just one big happy family. I guess it goes to show you can find love in the most obvious places or you can find it where you least expect it.
AN: Well there you have it angels. I hope you liked it! I should have the first chapter of the sequel up tomorrow. The title will be "Where it should be". The link will be on my profile. And since I love you guys so much here's a tiny little peek of whats coming tomorrow. Much love quickbunny01
Where it should be
Sequel to "Where you least expect it"
I twirled the diamond on my left ring finger as I contemplated what his reaction would be. I'm sure he'll be as happy as I am but I'm still afraid to tell him. I was so deep in thought I didn't realize I wasn't alone until I felt him sit next to me and start rubbing my back.