So, a new story idea popped into my head last night and I just had to make a chapter ASAP. So this is it.
I sat awkwardly on the couch in our cramped apartment, knocking my knees together and clenching my fists. He would be home any minute.
Edward and I got married the summer after we graduated high school, and now I attempted to support us with my two jobs while he took out various student loans to pay for medical school. We had decided that we wanted kids; just not yet. It wasn't the right time, and there was no way we could afford the cost of raising a child right now. We were only 20 years old; barely living off the money we had. So when I found out that I was pregnant, I was scared of his reaction.
"Love, I'm home." I heard him call, and I anxiously stood up as he walked into the living room. He cast one look at me and frowned. "What's wrong?" Edward asked, moving closer to me.
"I wasn't feeling so good today, so I left work early to go see the doctor." I began, and Edward sighed.
"Did you at least get paid for the rest of your day?" I shook my head and Edward rolled his eyes and ran his hands through his hair. I knew he was already calculating the price of a trip to the doctors and it drove me crazy. I was glad he was so careful with our spending, but really.
"Just let me finish, Edward." I protested, taking his hand and pulling him down to the couch. "I went to the doctor's, and I'm pregnant." Edward's eyes got huge but he didn't say anything. "A little over a month." I added. He still didn't say anything, just swallowed and continued to look at me. "Edward." I said softly, touching my fingertips to his cheek. "Say something."
"This is great, Bella." He finally managed, kissing me softly on the lips. "Not the best timing, but great. I'll have to talk to Emmet or Alice about borrowing some money or something." He said under his breath; almost absentmindedly.
Emmet and Alice were Edward's siblings; Emmet was three years older and Alice was two years younger. Edward was extremely close to them and Alice had become one of my best friends. Emmet was married to Rosalie Hale, a model and actress, and Alice was dating Jasper Whitlock, one of the world's richest businessmen. Neither of them had any money worries. But Edward's family had money. Lots of it. But he wouldn't get any of it until he turned 25, five long years away.
"You don't have to do that." I muttered. "We'll be fine. I can pick up another shift at the store, I'm sure Mrs. Newton would have something for me to do. Or I could get another job….Angela might be able to get me some work at the restaurant."
"You shouldn't be working so much." Edward protested. "And we can hardly make ends meet as it is. How are we supposed to handle all the costs of a child?"
"I don't know." I said quietly. "I'm sorry, Edward." I added apologetically, twisting loose thread from my frayed jeans around my finger until it turned a disturbing shade of white.
"Don't be, love." Edward murmured, pressing his lips to my forehead, then my nose, lips, chin, and finally my stomach."It's not your fault." I felt anger bubble under my skin.
"This baby is nobody's fault!" I snapped, cradling my stomach awkwardly with one hand. Edward recoiled instantly.
"I didn't mean it like that." He insisted, his hand snaking up my shirt and pushing it back so that my still flat stomach was exposed. "I love you, Bella." Edward said against my stomach; his warm breath buzzing against my bare skin.
"I love you too." I said, holding him to me.
"I have to go." He said after several minutes, pulling himself from my grip. "And so do you." Edward reminded me; tapping my nose. "Come on, I'll walk you downstairs." He muttered, lightly yanking me off the couch and out of the apartment. We were silent, but it wasn't the usual comfortable silence we shared.
Our marriage was becoming more and more strained every passing day.
So, that was my bright idea. IDK when I will continue, but it won't be too far away. Maybe later in the week. I would really appreciate reviews!
Xoxo- Melodyella aka Mellie