A/N Sorry it took so long. I have no excuses other than a major writer's block.
I don't own Twilight.
The past few months have been an adventure to say the least. Edward and I have been through battles, wars and peace treaties. Though we decided to restart our relationship, I had made a conscious decision to be considered an equal in our relationship. He stated he wanted the same but what is said is sometimes not what is done. Therefore, we had quite a few screaming matches and arguments – if you can call it that. What was great about all of this was that Esme and Carlisle were backing me completely. They talked to me and advised me not to give up. The real Edward was there – I just needed to get him out.
Work was busy but extremely productive. We made great strides in the De Luca project. This project had become one of my reasons to breath. I wanted to find a cure in honor of Demetri. Though he was gone, he would always be a part of my life. Felix had contacted me during the Thanksgiving holiday and gave me the address to visit his grave when I would visit Italy – which was going to actually happen this month.
See, we are all going back to Europe. Carlisle and Esme decided that the teams had done such a wonderful job that he was closing the SLR for a month as a gift. All salaries would be paid and we all received a nice Christmas bonus. Then Carlisle and Esme surprised our family, including Jacob, Leah, Billy and Jake Jr. to a trip to England to spend the holiday with my mum and dad. They didn't know though – since it would be a surprise. We are getting ready for the trip but before we take the plane back home, we are stopping by Los Angeles for George, Angie and Brad's new movie. I remember that phone call:
Flashback two weeks ago:
We were in a meeting with Carlisle and Esme. This included Jacob as well, which I should have known something right there. We had just received the great news when Jessica called in advising that there was an important call for all of us. Carlisle asked who it was and Jessica replied that is was Mrs. Pittman from Los Angeles. I laughed know very well that it was Angie. I took the call and placed Angie on speaker phone.
Bella: "Hey Angie. Everyone is here. May I ask why you are calling since you have never done this?"
Angie: "I feel so hurt. I always talk to Esme and the girls. So maybe I don't talk to Carlisle but you know what little sister – why am I defending myself? Hi everyone!"
Everyone screamed hello.
George: "Hey baby girl. Has Edward been taking care of you ?"
Bella: "Hey Georgie. Yes, Edward has been a complete gentleman. "
George: "That isn't what I have heard. I have heard through the grapevine that you both have had some heated arguments. Who has been winning?"
Bella: "George, I swear to God that I am…."
George: "Hey hey hey I need to take care of you. Besides, I now have something over Edward, therefore…dun dun dun…..you will be my date for the premier and you will be dressing as sexy as you are and the entire family will be coming as our guests."
I noticed everyone smiling and I couldn't believe it. They all had me and Edward came by and held me.
Edward: "George asked me a while back that if it was ok. You two are so close and he needs a friend – no pressure – no stress. Besides, I think it will be great for you…."
Bella: "How so?"
Edward: "Honey, I know you are the most beautiful woman and George and everyone else does too, but you don't and maybe this will help you realize it. Please do it for me."
Angie: "Excuse me – but if you just stated that Bella is the most beautiful woman in this world, well – you are sorely mistaken. She is the most beautiful in this universe."
Bella: "Ha ha ha! Alright alright…but no hanky panky George."
George: Damn – but I am going to flirt…privately and publicly. Let's have the paparazzi talking. I don't care.
When we got to L.A., several cars were waiting for us on behalf of Angie, Brad and George and were going to take us to George's home in Beverly Hills. We all piled in the car and went straight to the house where they were waiting for all of us with open arms. Mia came with us and didn't give us any problems on the plane. I held her in my arms, close to my heart and she pretty much slept all the way. Mia had started to walk or more so wobble since her stability wasn't at good as a child with no down syndrome. Though my beautiful Mia was a down syndrome child, she was the smartest thing in this world to me. She spoke a lot of words and loved creating circles with her crayons. My Mia was my love and heart as Edward was getting closer to my heart too.
George's house is amazing. It looks huge from the outside but what was so amazing was looking at my Mia's and my Bella's faces as they looked up at the mansion. I heard Mia saying "Mama – so big mama. Ours mama?" My heart soared to see my daughter and my love get along so beautifully. Bella will always be her mother.
I have been actually thinking more and more of her officially adopting Mia – but before, I would like to ask her to marry me. Though I want this so much now, I know that deep down it is too soon. We are finally getting along so well and though we do have our downs, it brings some excitement in our lives. I know and believe deep down that she is my love of my life and I can't breathe without her.
Therapy has been great and I have pretty much gone from going 3 times a week to once a week. The therapist has helped me accept my faults and become a better son, brother and man. Bella and I have gone to some sessions to understand and better our relationship. We have had heated fights and I know it was a defense mechanism from Bella since I had hurt her so much. Now we discuss and not scream and I do write a lot in a journal which helps me understand the problems and happiness that goes through my life.
"Man – are you there ? " George stated as he slapped my shoulder.
"Sorry man, just thinking and contemplating. How are you?" I replied.
"Good to see you and Bella and the family. Mia is just simply beautiful and I do see that Bella is much happier and I have to thank you for that – but remember the threat still applies." He smiles. I laughed and answered "Yes, I know, my balls and cock will be served on a silver platter to the paparazzi."
We laughed as we went into the house. Angie, Brad and George showed us to our rooms so we could get some rest. It was still pretty early and the only plan for tonight was dinner and stay at home, the women had a surprise for Bella for tomorrow's premier.
George gave Edward, Mia and me a room with a huge king size bed. When we got there, I knew Mia need to take a nap, so I took her bottle and laid next to her humming the Winnie the Pooh theme she loved. I played with her hair and stared at my angel as her eyes slowly closed for a beautiful nap. I was about to get up when Edward laid next to me and held me in his arms. "No sweetheart, let's take nap and rest. I have this strange suspicion that we need all the energy we can get for tonight." I laughed and smiled as he slowly kissed my temple and we quickly fell asleep.
Later, dinner was getting served and we ate a feast of all of our favorites, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, macaroni and cheese and other meats and varieties. I have a strange suspicion that Angie is pregnant cause she cooked all the food. I need to step aside with her and ask my dear sister.
We were all in a huge family room talking and catching up. The kids were sticking around getting a puzzle together as Mia was on my lap on the floor playing with a doll Shiloh had lent her to play. We were all jabbering when Angie just came out and just started
"Alright Edward, take Mia so we can take Bella for one moment ok?"
He took my Mia and all of a suddent Emmett just picked me up off the floor like a ragdoll and took me to a room with Alice, Rosalia, Angie, Leah and Esme following him. He drops me on the bed and escapes quickly before I kick his ass.
I was about to ask them what was going on when Angie took out from the closet the most beautiful red l dress I have ever seen. It was from an up and coming designer and was simple, sexy and sophisticated.
"This is from all of us. We got the shoes and bag for you too. We want you to be the bell of the ball my dear sister. You are ready for this and our dear friend, George, has been itching to take you in his arms."
I teared up and thanked them so much. I was extremely excited for this. I was hoping I wasn't going to fall once I saw the shoes, but I knew with George, I would be taken care of. I just needed to make sure that Edward didn't have any issues with this. I loved my dear man, but sometimes I could see the green monster come out once in a while.
The men are waiting for our ladies to come downstairs. They have been working on their looks since 10 am. The premier starts at 5 but George wanted to get a headstart since traffice is so bad around the theatre where the film was premiering.
The kids and Mia were going to be taken care of Angie's nanny and we all had our cell phones attached to our hips just in case Mia goes a little crazy. It would be the first time "alone" but Bella had been talking to her these past few days on the even for tonight. Right now Mia was busy with the twins playing.
We were all in tuxedos and if I say so myself we looked pretty dashing. George and Brad hired a professional photographer to take some pics so we can have it as a great memory. We were planning to take a huge "family" picture once we got to England to include Tanya and Liam.
Leah came down in a beautiful black dress which Jacob was dumbfounded when he saw her. His eyes glistened with love and admiration and simple took her hand and quietly claimed his love for her. They have been having a rough time with Leah thyroid condition and were quite saddened that they might not be able to have more children. Bella thought and prayed that this vacation would help them relax and procreate. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3055969/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014150?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014150&P=1
Mom came down and George and Brad whistled when they saw her. She blushed and said her thanks but Dad was smiling proudly as he took Mom's hand. He took her in his arms and gave her a kiss that could compete with any hollywood kiss. The boys and I were a little perturbed on that but we must admit, our parents still have it. Mom was classic hollywood, sporting a beautiful jade gown that would make any man turn twice. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3064194/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014150?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014150&P=1
Alice and Rosalie came down and we all whistle at this point. Both were extremely gorgeous if I say so myself. Rosalie was wearing a black gown that accentuated every single curve. Emmett's eyes were dancing so much that George needed to remind he that tonight's event was PG. He gave a kiss on Rosie's cheek knowing very well that she would kill him if he messed her lips up. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3023525/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014150?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014150&P=1
Alice – well, she just simply looked like Alice. She was unique wearing a fushia cocktail dress somewhat tight on the top and bell like on the bottom. It looked great on her. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3026148/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014146?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014146&P=1
Brad then whistles and just stares at his beautiful Angie. She was beautiful, wearing a simple violet gown that just presented her as a grecian goddess. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3055040/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014150?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014150&P=1
We were all excited to see our princess for the night. I knew we all had a big surprise for her and we were all just ecstatic to see her face. We all loved our Bella so much and she has become the daughter that we never had. Yes – we adore Alice and Rosalie, but Bella was just different. She completed Esme and my life and would always be for the rest of eternity.
I had never seen so many men so dumbfounded until they was Bella come down. She was simply exquisite. I don't think Edward blinked when he saw his love. http://shop(dot)nordstrom(dot)com/S/3026148/0~2376776~2374327~2374331~6014146?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=category&searchtype=&pbo=6014146&P=1
George didn't go up first, Edward did and simply held Bella and stated in simple words "Beautiful."
George then announced that we had to leave and the limos were waiting for us. He then took Bella's hand "Thank you my lovely Bella."
She smiled and answered – "For what?"
He just smiled as we surrounded them and he said "For existing in my life and in our lives. We love you and thank you for being you. Your inner beauty is being demonstrated now in front of us all as you walked down those steps."