Disclaimer: I dont own Twilight
A/N: Please review!!! This is my first time doing an Edward/Bella story...
It wasn't supposed to happen. Not like this. Not now. Not with him. Never with him.
But it did. And now, here I am, seventeen years old, a Junior in high school, staring down at a pregnancy test.
A positive pregnancy test.
A single tear fell down my face, then was quickly followed by others. Pregnant. I never thought it could be possible. I mean, it was a one time thing. A thing we had never spoken about…truthfully, we hadn't spoken since that night.
The night I slept with the most popular guy in school. My brothers best friend.
I'm not even sure what happened, to be honest. I mean, Edward and I knew each other, but only because of our siblings.
Edwards sister, Alice, was my best friend. The only person I even tried to talk to at Forks High.
Emmett, my brother, constantly had his little friends over. His group. The best, most popular, most good looking in school.
And, of course, Edward was one of them.
Emmett was the star of the football team. Tall, broad, with curly brown hair, and dark brown eyes. He looked intimidating, but truthfully, he was like a big teddy bear. He was a senior, so he was older than me by one year.
Edward was a Junior, actually, the only one in the group. He was shorter than Emmett, but beautiful in a godlike way. He was lean, but still muscular, with copper, messy hair, emerald eyes, and pale skin. Not like corpse pale, but pale all the same.
Then there was Jasper Hale. A senior, and one of the nicest people you'd ever meet. He was tall, but shorter than Emmett and taller than Edward, with shaggy blond hair, and deep hazel eyes.
Then there was Rosalie Hale. Jasper's twin sister, but completely different than him personality wise. She was one of the biggest bitches in the school, but Emmett often told me it came in handy when she was on your side. Rosalie was model beautiful, with long, blond hair that curled slightly at the ends. Big blue eyes. A body I would kill for.
She was also Edward girlfriend.
Now, I know what you're thinking. How did I get myself into this mess? The best way to explain is to start from the beginning.
I had never worshipped Edward. Not like every other girl in school. No, I was set on someone else.
Someone named Jasper Hale.
Last August, the Friday before school started, Emmett decided to throw a party. Our dad, Charlie, had to go out of town. Since I lived there, I was invited.
And, trust me, that really was the only reason.
I saw girls throw themselves at Emmett and Jasper. Some tried it with Edward, but they were quickly shut down by Rosalie.
Anyway, I don't really know what came over me. I had seen girls throw themselves at Jasper for years, but this time…it hit me. That I wasn't going to be with him. That it was never going to happen. I burst into tears, then ran up to my room. I remember pushing people out of my way on the stairs. I also remember Edward standing at the top, waiting impatiently for the person in front of him to move.
I had run by him, and instantly saw the frown on his face. "Bella?"
I hadn't even answered him, just ran into my room and locked the door behind me. Edward knocked only a moment later. "Bella? Its Edward. Can I come in?"
I didn't answer, just continued to sob into my pillow. I heard the doorknob rattle., then Edward sigh. "Bella. Please unlock the door."
I ignored him.
"Do you want me to get Emmett?"
That one had me sitting up. "No!"
"Then open the door." Edward said, his voice perfectly calm.
I knew enough about Edward to know he would, in fact, go get my brother. And then I would have to explain. I sighed, then moved to the door and turned the lock. Then I went back to my bed and buried my face into my pillow. Again.
The door opened softly, then clicked shut. I heard the lock turn, then soft footsteps come towards my bed. Edward sat, his hand making soothing circles on my back. "What's wrong?" He asked, after a moment, his voice softer than I had ever heard it.
I didn't answer, only continued to cry. I couldn't tell him I had a crush on Jasper…that would be…weird…
"That's fine." Edward said, in the same voice. "You don't have to tell me. But, could you do me one small favor? Can you turn to look at me?"
I continued to cry into my pillow for a moment, then gently lifted myself up. I turned over, keeping my eyes closed as I did so.
I sat there for a moment, then Edward sighed. "Bella, open your eyes."
I almost didn't, I didn't want to look at him, but something compelled me to do as he said. Edward smiled at me softly, smoothing my hair away from my face with one hand. I swallowed hard, meeting his gaze. They were such a deep color, so pure…
He lifted his other hand, using his thumb to wipe away the stray tears on my cheek. "Don't cry." He said softly, keeping his eyes locked on mine. "Nothing…no one…is worth you crying."
The tears had stopped coming by then, but he kept his hand on my cheek, his thumb still moving against my skin. I moved my own hand, placing it over his. He continued looking at me, then slowly started to lower his head.
I held my breath, suddenly forgetting all about Jasper, about Rosalie, about everyone. His lips were inches away from mine, and he stopped, hesitating. His eyes searched mine for only a moment, and then he lout out a groan before closing the distance between us.
Anyway, then next morning I had woken up to an empty bed.
I had seen Edward that next Monday, at school. He hadn't even looked at me, just kept his arms firmly around Rosalie's waist.
That was August. This is November.
We haven't spoken since that night.
I never told anyone what had happened…not even Alice.
Especially not Alice.
But I had to- I needed to- tell someone.
I grabbed my cell phone, quickly scowling down to Alice's number. She answered on the second ring. "Bella!"
I started sobbing, not able to say a word. I could practically feel her panic growing over the phone. "What's wrong? Bella? Stop crying!" I continued to sob, "Okay, I'll be there in five minutes!" She said, hanging up quickly.
I fell to the bathroom floor, sobbing.
ALICE POINT OF VIEW
Edward had all of his friends over again. They were hanging around the family room, playing video games, and eating whatever they could get their hands on.
Rosalie, as usual, was perched beside Edward, holding him close to her. I rolled my eyes when I saw them. I really didn't like Rosalie. I mean, she was an okay person…just not for my brother.
"Alice." Jasper said, smiling when he saw me standing there.
I couldn't help but smile back- why did he always have that affect on me?
"Alice." Edward said, nodding. I frowned instantly. Edward and I didn't really hang out much, but we were still twins. We were friends.
But he's been…distant these last few months. Like he's uncomfortable.
I heard music blast from my pocket, and instantly grabbed my phone. "Bella!" I said happily, holding the phone to my ear. Emmett and Edward instantly turned their heads towards me. I ignored them. Brothers.
I frowned instantly, hearing an unfamiliar sound over the phone. It sounded like… "What's wrong?" I asked quickly, my voice panicked. I had never heard Bella cry before. Emmett put his controller down, his full attention on me. "Bella? Stop crying!" I said frantically, reaching for my jacket.
Emmett let out something that sounded suspiciously like a growl. "Okay, I'll be there in five minutes!" I said, snapping my phone shut. I grabbed my purse and ran to the front door. I looked over my shoulder just in time to see Emmett get on his feet. Edward, surprisingly, was already off of the couch and right behind me. I gave him a funny look. Since when did he care what happened to Bella? "Stay here."
"No." Emmett grunted, grabbing his own jacket. Edward set his jaw stubbornly.
"If Bella wanted you there, she would have called you." I said, rolling my eyes. But I was still confused about Edward.
Edward opened his mouth, looking ready to argue, but Jasper cut him off. "She's right. If Alice needs our help, she'll call us."
I sent him a grateful look, blushing slightly, then ran out the front door. I made sure to shut it behind me, not wanting them to follow.
I was at Swans house in less than three minutes. I swung my car into the driveway, then ran towards the house. I didn't bother knocking, just pushed my way in.
Bella really should learn how to lock a door.
I ran up the stairs, then into Bella's room. She wasn't there. "Bella?" I called, my panic increasing.
I heard a noise. A sob. I quickly ran into the bathroom, then froze when I saw my best friend lying on the floor, tears running down her face. "Bella?" I asked gently, kneeling beside her and placing my hand on her shoulder.
She continued to sob, but launched herself at me, holding on tightly. I wrapped my arms around her, feeling tears in my own eyes. "Bella, what's going on?" I finally asked.
Bella shook, then slowly let go of me long enough to point at something on the bathroom counter. I stood, confused, then looked at it. A pregnancy test. A positive pregnancy test.
I gasped, once again sinking to the floor an holding Bella. She sobbed into my shoulder. My mind was racing. Pregnant? I didn't even know she'd had sex! Why wouldn't she have told me? And with who? She hadn't had a boyfriend in over a year. Not one I knew of anyway.
"Bella, you have to tell me." I said gently, the questions driving me crazy. "Who? When?'
She started crying even harder. I stood, pulling her up with me, then walked towards her bedroom. I gently pushed her onto her bed, then sat beside her. "Tell me, Bella."
She looked at me, her brown eyes full of tears. Then she took a breath and started her story.
At the end of it, I sat with my mouth hanging open. "Edward? My brother?"
She started to cry once again, burying her head in the pillow. I put my hand on her back, trying to calm her down. August. That was when Edward started acting so…strange. Did it have something to do with Bella?
"Come on." I said gently, pulling her hand. "You need to see a doctor. My dad's home."
She stiffened instantly. "Bella, we don't have to tell him who the father is. You can do that in your own time. But if it was August, your three months along. You need to-"
"Is Emmett there?" She asked softly, holding her pillow to her as she sat up.
I nodded, Bella and Emmett were really close. She'd want to tell him before she told my dad.
She took a deep breath, then nodded. "Okay. We'll go to your house, tell Emmett, then go see your dad. Just-"
"don't tell Edward." I finished for her, giving her a small smile. "I know."
But my mind was already thinking of ways to kill my dear brother.
I finally got Bella into the car, then slowly drove to my house. I thought she'd had a hard enough day. She didn't need my driving on top of it.
Finally, I pulled into my own driveway and ushered Bella into the house. As soon as they saw us, Emmett, Edward, and Jasper were on their feet. Rosalie just sat, looking bored.
"Bella?" Emmett asked, worried. He took a step towards her.
Bella shot me a panicked look, and I gave her a reassuring smile in return. She sighed, looking back at her brother. "Can I talk to you?"
Emmett studied her a moment, then nodded. "You can use my room." I said, nodding toward the stairs. They both made their way up there, and I hesitated. I didn't know if she wanted me there when she told her bother or not.
"Alice?" Bella called softly, "You coming?"
I smiled slightly. "Yeah!" I said back, turning to walk towards the stairs. But a familiar hand pulled me back.
"What's going on?" Edward asked, the worry clear in his eyes.
But I didn't feel anything. No compassion, nothing for my twin. "Nothing you should worry about." I snapped, sending him a glare and walking up the stairs.
When I reached the top, I turned to look over my shoulder. Edward was standing there, staring up at me in shock.
EDWARD POINT OF VIEW
The entire time Alice was gone, the only thing I could think about was Bella. Was she hurt? Did something happen?
But then she showed up, her eyes read from crying. I felt something in my chest move. I wanted to help her. But she went straight to Emmett. Like I wasn't even there.
And now, they're all upstairs. I was pacing back and forth, my mind anywhere but here. Rosalie was glaring, not liking the whole me ignoring her thing, and Jasper was talking, trying to get me to say something back.
"You're what?" We heard Emmett yell. I stopped, staring hard at Alice's door. Maybe, just maybe, if I looked hard enough, I could see them… "Who?" Emmett said, his voice demanding.
Then there was silence once again. I assumed Bella must be speaking. Or maybe Alice.
Five minutes later, Emmett came storming out of the room. He didn't look at any of us, just grabbed his car keys and walked out the door.
Jasper and I looked at each other a moment, then ran after him.
"Emmett!" I yelled, seeing he was already climbing into his truck. He froze. Jasper and I ran to the truck. "What's-"
"Bella's pregnant." Emmett said, his voice hollow.
I felt like something crashed down on me. Pregnant? She cant…the father…me?
"Who's?" Jasper asked softly, looking shocked.
"She wont say." Emmett growled, running a hand through his hair. I clenched my jaw.
"well, how far along is she?" Jasper questioned calmly.
"Three months." Emmett spat.
September, October, November-
"Well, who was she dating three months ago?" Jasper asked, like it was obvious.
I fought against rolling my eyes. Did he not pay attention at all? Bella hadn't dated anyone for the last year!
"No one." Emmett said mournfully, sinking into his seat. "God, my sister is a slut-"
"She is not!" I growled, eyes flashing. Then I winced as both of them turned to look at me. "She isn't." I defended myself. It was true…she was a virgin when we'd-
Oh, this just keeps getting better.
"How would you know?" Emmett muttered, staring at me.
I shrugged, trying to play it cool. "I know Bella." Kind of.
Emmett bought it. Jasper didn't. I could see it on his face. "I have to go." Emmett said, closing the truck door. "Dad has a temper. I want to be the one to tell him."
Jasper frowned. "Wouldn't it be better if Bella did that?"
"No." Emmett replied stubbornly. Then he started his truck and drove away.
Jasper turned to me, eyebrows raised. "Something you want to tell me?"
Once again. Shit.