Alright I think I'm finally ready to start writing again. Sorry for the wait! Thank you all for being good sports.
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight.
After about five minutes of awkward silence I finally cleared my throat.
"Um Emmett can I talk to you for a minute…outside?" I asked.
"Sure thing bro." Emmett replied pleasantly.
Once we were outside and the door was closed behind us I pounced. I tackled Emmett to the ground and punched him in both a brotherly and a violent way. Emmett fought back, but having grown up with me knew better then to actually use much force, and that it would be over faster if he just let me win. After about ten minutes I finally stood up, still shaking with anger.
"Dude, what the hell?" Emmett asked simply. It took all my strength not to punch him again.
"No Emmett, you what the hell. What in the world would make you tell Bella that I liked her? Do you even understand what you just did?"
"Eddie, Eddie, Eddie." The moron said, slowly shaking his head. "You'll thank me one day. You're welcome in advance."
"You just told the woman that I've been pining over since…forever exactly what I've been trying to keep from her! Do explain how that is in any way helpful?" I whisper screamed, God forbid Bella heard that.
"Jesus, for a fairly smart guy you are a complete idiot!" As if he was brilliant.
"Screw you! I'm going back inside. Try to keep your mouth shut for once."
"Maybe I will, maybe I won't." He mocked; it couldn't have been more childish.
Once we were inside again everything seemed fairly normal, as if Emmett had never open his big, fat, stupid mouth.
Bella decided to go upstairs and get ready, Alice was helping her with clothes, Rosalie was reading "What to expect when you're expecting on the couch, and Emmett and Jasper began to play an intense game of Wii tennis. I decided that I should make breakfast for everyone, so I could think.
I made a huge plate of eggs, some bacon, sausages, home fries, and toast and put it on the table.
"Foods ready!" I called out. Everyone started to file in and sit down in our massive dining room. Bella looked beautiful -as always- in Alice's never-been-worn clothes.
We talked about our plans for the day. Rose and Alice were going baby shopping and invited Bella as well, but she politely declined. She needed to go see Phil and Sydney, I offered to go with her, and she accepted. Emmett waggled his eyebrows at me from across the table and I kicked him. Emmett and Jasper were going to some auto show.
Once breakfast was over we all got ready to go out. Bella and I decided to take her Porsche. It was dead silent, to a point of awkwardness so I decided to make small talk.
"This is a nice car." I stated. Bella smiled.
"Thanks, it's the nicest thing I own."
"If you don't mind me asking, how is it that you afforded it?"
"Well I actually used to be a very successful lawyer. I had nice everything. A nice house, nice clothes, and this baby. Then my mom got sick and I took time off to take care of her, not knowing how long it would take. Of course it took years so I had to quit, because I was the only one who could take care of her. Phil had to work, and Syd has school. And cancer treatment is expensive, I wound up selling my house and I moved in with Angela, she lived close to my mom. I just couldn't stand to part with the car, you know? It would have been too much."
"I understand." I said nodding. "Do you think you'll go back to the lawyer business?"
"Maybe, I mean I do have some money saved up s, plus the money my mom left me. I always wanted to write a book." She replied.
"I bet you'd be good at it." I said lamely.
"I think so to, at least I hope so. Writing has always been my passion, I just never had enough time to actually start. Now I have all the time in the world." She suddenly looked very distant, as if she was lost in thought.
We arrived at a quaint house about an hour later. Bella knocked on the door. A tired looking Phil answered it.
"Hey Bella. Edward." He said nodding towards me.
"Good afternoon, sir." I said politely.
"Call me Phil." He said, the turned to Bella. "Syd is upstairs, she just woke up. I think it's starting to set in. She could use her big sister."
"Of course." Bella nodded. She went up the stairs and I stayed in the living room.
"Make yourself comfortable. Can I get you anything?" Phil asked.
"I'm fine thank you." I sat down on the couch and Phil sat down in the recliner.
"So how has Bella been handling this all?" Phil asked.
"She's been okay. Sad of course, but for the most part she's been fine."
"Good, good. I was worried. Bella's always been the strong one, took care of all of us when Renee was first diagnosed. None of us really knew how to handle it, except her." Phil said, looking sad.
"Yeah, she does seem to have a strong personality."
"Oh, yeah. Ever since I met her she's been a no-nonsense girl. Toughest little thing I ever saw." We both laughed. Bella came down stairs soon. Fresh tears on her face.
"Syd's getting dressed and coming down. I thought we could all go out to lunch, and discuss some of the plans…" She said
"Sounds good." Phil replied.
Syd came down soon and we all got into Phil's car and drove to Port Angeles. We arrived at an Italian restaurant and were seated immediately.
Just as we were sitting down a tan, muscular man with long black hair came up to the table.
"Bells?" He asked. I noticed that his voice was extremely deep.
"Jake? Oh my god how are you?" Bella asked standing up and hugging him.
"I'm good. How have you been?"
"I've been better. My mom just passed away."
"Oh god I'm so sorry." He said to the whole table. He suddenly noticed me, and his eyes turned dark. "Well I better be going. I'm so sorry for your loss. You should call me later, we need to catch up. I;ve missed you Bells." He suddenly looked very sad.
"Yeah, I will. I've missed you to. Bye Jake." She said. And he walked away.
"Who was that?" I asked.
"That was Jake. He and I were engaged…"
Sorry its short, but its late and I'm tired. There will be more soon I promise.