disclaimer: i AM NOT stephenie meyer..i DO NOT own twilight or those crazy twilight kids.
AN: Welcome to the holiday edition of Nine Months In The Making, where you will find all the messed up and crazy antics of everyone's very sextuplets (lol i've always wanted to refer to them as that). That's right folks, you heard me correctly...here you'll find such holidays as halloween, thanksgiving, christmas and such.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! in honor of this lovely holiday which is embraced by everyone around the world. it's the one day where you can get free candy, scare the pants off people, girls can dress up like whores and nobody says anything...or you can dress up like everyone's favorite vampire coven. golden contacts and all, right? right!
Let's recap...Edward&Bella just had themselves a nice sweet glass of lemonade :D get it? just thought i'd remind ya'll..Emmett&Roalie are still doing their top secret...hush hush thang!
This is dedicated to my lovely beta katie m cullen. Who is amazing...but then again we both are!
enough is enough. trick or treat?
"Moooooommmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyy!" Leilah screamed. I could hear her foot steps running thudding down the hall. I sighed. Currently I was sitting on my bed reading Dracula by Bram Stoker. I should've been editing the manuscript sitting on my night stand, but I needed a break from work. I was hoping for a little alone time, but that idea was quickly thrown out the window.
My bedroom door flung open and in ran my daughter. Her hair was rolled up in curlers. She jumped on my bed.
"Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy." She continued to say, taking her place at my side. She was bouncing up and down.
"Yes Leilah Anne?"
"Guess what?" she exclaimed.
"It's Halloweeeeen time!" she said with a giggle. I couldn't help but laugh.
"It is, are you ready for tonight?" I asked. The plan was to head over to Alice and Jasper's for Halloween. Apparently Alice wanted to get as many 'mommy' experiences before she had her baby and was using Leilah as a pawn in her game.
"YES! Auntie Alice said we were carving pumpkins! When are we gonna go? Is it time to go yet?" she questioned.
I glanced over at the clock. We had about an hour before we had to leave for Alice's.
"We could finish getting you ready."
"OKAY! I'll be back, let me get my costume!" she said jumping off my bed and running back into her room. The phone started to ring and I leaned over to pick it up off my night stand.
"Hello?" I answered.
"Good Evening." Edward said, trying to pull of a Transylvanian Accent. I laughed.
"Hello good sir. How's work?"
"Bloody. I've seen a lot of people hurting themselves trying to carve pumpkins. They've left me here in the ER. I'm ready to go home. I miss you." He explained.
"I miss you too Edward. You're coming to Alice's right?"
"Yeah I'll probably be a little late, but I'll be there nonetheless."
"Good, you'll get to see Leilah in her costume." I added.
"Oh yes, the big secret will be unveiled." he said with a chuckle. Ever since we came home from the mall a couple weeks ago from buying Leilah's Halloween costume she has refused to tell Edward what she's going to be.
Just then Leilah came strolling into the room. She carefully laid her dress on the bed.
"Speak of the devil." I said, Edward laughed.
"Mommy, who are you talking to?" Leilah said plopping down on the bed.
"Your Uncle Eddie." I stated. She got a smile on her face and pulled the phone out of my hand.
"Uncle Eddie!" she squealed. "No I can't tell you silly, remember it's a surprise!"
"Okay, I will, here's mommy." she said handing the phone back to me.
"Nice try, Cullen."
"It was worth a shot. Listen I've got to go. I'll see you tonight?"
"Of course. Then you'll get to see my fabulous costume."
"I can't wait. Goodbye, Bella."
"Bye." I hung up the phone and looked at Leilah. She smiled, stood up and kissed my cheek.
"That's from Uncle Eddie." she said with a giggle.
"Come on, let's get you ready for Halloween." I sat pushing her out of the bed.
"It's Halloweeeeen time." She said with a giggle as she ran into my bathroom.
I followed her into the bathroom and proceeded to get her ready.
We pulled up to Alice and Jasper's house and walked up the sidewalk and rang the doorbell.
"Trick or Treat!" Leilah screamed. I couldn't help but smile. I could hear faint arguing behind the door. Sounded like Emmett and Alice.
The door flung open and there stood Emmett. I laughed when I saw him. There he was standing at the door, dressed as Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. Tight red shirt that showed off every line of his defined chest with a yellow collar, black pants, and a belt tied around his waist and brown boots.
"It's the Belles to Gaston!" he exclaimed picking up Leilah and twirling her around. We were dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Leilah had on the gold dress that Belle wore. The moment she saw it at the Disney store, she fell in love with it. Then she got the grand idea for me to dress up as Belle too. I searched far and wide for the perfect dress and found it at a small costume shop in Bellevue. It was the plain blue dress she wore in the opening. I pulled my hair back in a loose, low pony tail and attached a blue ribbon to it.
He set her down and pulled me in for a hug. "You know Belle there isn't a girl in town that wouldn't love to be in your shoes. This is the day all your dreams come true…" he boomed.
I laughed, were we really going to do this? Beauty and the Beast was by far my favorite Disney movie. Every year in college Emmett would buy me a new copy of the movie because I had watched it so many times my copy ended up getting ruined. Needless to say most of the time I wasn't alone, Emmett was sitting there next to me popcorn bowl in hand.
Alright, let's play along Bella.
"What do you know about my dreams Gaston?" I said pulling away from him. He smiled and grabbed my hand.
"Plenty...here picture this, a rusty cunning lodge my latest kill roasting on the fire, my little wife massaging my feet while the little ones play by the fire with the dogs, we'll have six or seven…"
"Dogs?" I questioned batting my eyelashes. The look on Emmett's face was priceless. He was fighting the laughter back.
"No strapping boys like me!" he exclaimed sticking his chest out.
"Imagine that." I rolled my eyes and bent down to pick Leilah up. She was giggling at our little display. What she did next though, surprised me.
"Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Gaston looking so down in the dumps," she sang towards Emmett. His head shot up with a smile on his face.
I picked up the song, considering I knew all the words.
"Every guy here'd love to be you, Gaston even when taking your lumps. There's no man in town as admired as you. You're everyone's favorite guy. Everyone's awed and inspired by you and it's not very hard to see why…" I sang.
Emmett laughed and joined in with Leilah and I.
"No one's slick as Gaston. No one's quick as Gaston. No one's neck is as incredibly thick as Gaston's…" we sang out.
"Ugh, this thing is killing my back!" Jasper exclaimed walking out of the kitchen, disrupting our singing. We all laughed when we looked at him. His hand was resting on his lower back. His stomach protruding.
"Are you pregnant Jasper?" I exclaimed laughing. I looked at the black shirt he was wearing, it said "Did a little dance…Made a little love"
"Alice thought it would be a great idea for me to experience what she would be going through. I really had no choice. She went all out too." He said pulling up his shirt to reveal a fake pregnancy belly.
"Of course I went all out for Halloween." Alice said walking into the living room. She had an orange button down shirt that was tied right up above her belly, and the sleeves rolled up to her elbows. She also had painted her belly orange with black eyes and a mouth, like a carved jack o' lantern.
"Uncle Jasper, why do you have a big belly?" Leilah asked as she wiggled out of my arms and walked up to poke Jasper's belly.
"It's my Halloween costume Leilah." He said. She looked at Jasper then back at Alice.
"Uncle Jasper, you look like Auntie Alice. Are you gonna have a baby too?" she questioned. Everyone in the room laughed.
"No honey, that's Uncle Jasper's costume. He's pretending to have a baby." I explained.
"Oh. Auntie Alice?" Leilah asked looking at Alice.
"Yes, honey?" Alice questioned looking at Leilah.
"When are we gonna carve the pumpkins?"
Alice held her hand out. "Well now that you're here we can start soon. You want to come with me and pick out your pumpkin?" Leilah put her hand in Alice's and nodded. They walked into the kitchen. Jasper and Emmett following close behind.
There was a knock on the door. I walked over and opened it. There stood Rosalie in all her glory. Dressed as Marilyn Monroe, in that famous white dress and the beauty mark above her lip.
"Whoa, gentlemen prefer blondes. Right Rosie?" I asked as she walked into the house.
"They do. Where's your book, Belle?" she said with a smirk.
"Auntie Rosie!" Leilah exclaimed running into the living room right smack dab into Rosalie's arms.
"How adorable it's a mini Bella-Belle." Rosalie said giving Leilah a hug.
"Auntie Rosie, we're about to start carving the pumpkins, come help me." Leilah said pulling Rosalie into the kitchen. I followed them in.
"Holy wow, Rosalie!" Emmett exclaimed as he stopped cutting the top off of Leilah's pumpkin.
"Why thank you Emmett. Close your mouth though, Em." she said giving him a wink.
Emmett finally got the top of Leilah's pumpkin off and she started to dig through the pumpkin, pulling out all the gunk and seeds.
"Hello, Anyone home?" I heard a voice ring out from the front door. There was the sound of the door being shut and footsteps coming into the kitchen. I turned around to see Edward standing in the door way. He had a plastic black cauldron full of candy and goodies.
"Uncle Eddie!" Leilah exclaimed pulling her hands out of the pumpkin and running towards him.
"Leilah, don't touch Uncle Edward. You'll get him dirty, let's get your hands cleaned first alright?" Alice said pulling Leilah to the kitchen sink.
"Original costume Eddie?" Emmett said. I looked over at Edward. It was the first time I noticed what he was wearing. He was still dressed in his scrubs, his white lab coat on.
"So sue me. I was in a rush to get here, I haven't had time to look for a costume and there was no way I was going to let my sister pick something out for me. My luck I'd get stuck with something like poor 'ol Jasper here." He said motioning over to Jasper he shot him an evil glare.
"Well I like it Edward. It's very…you." I giggled.
"Uncle Eddie! My hands are all clean now, look see!" Leilah said running up to Edward throwing her hands up. He smiled and picked her up and set her on the table.
"They're very clean. You did a good job." he said picking up the cauldron. "Happy Halloween, Leilah Anne." He handed her the cauldron and kissed her forehead lightly. It made me happy to see them together. She sat there going through the contents of the cauldron.
"Thank you Uncle Eddie! Come help me finish my pumpkin." She said holding her arms off signifying she wanted to be picked up. He graciously obliged and carried her over to the other side of the table.
I watched as they carefully carved the pumpkin together. Edward turned it into a sort of doctor surgery. Between him and Leilah they were doing all the cutting. I turned into the scrub nurse handing them various knives and collecting the loose pieces of pumpkin.
The three of us working together, it was picture perfect. For a split second it was as if we were a happy little family, just the three of us.
Totally fun and exciting right? right! happy halloween kids...
in the great words of edward cullen himself...
don't go too crazy and eat all your free candy at once..
As a SIDE note (and by side I mean having no relevent connection to this story) is anybody jealous that you don't have a tree by a window in your kitchen that you can step off of from being outside..let's maybe hunting with your husband. :D anybody? show of hands