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As we arrived into the room, he bent down and whispered into my ear "sorry." I knew he was referring to my question of him having three children. I looked at him and whispered back, "I have three too."

Edward and I talked while we watched the kids play. I think we were both relieved to know that things were out in the open now.

I still can't believe it though. Edward has three boys and is a single parent. I also put two and two together and found out that Sue, my dad's girlfriend, is Edward's live in nanny. I guess now I would feel guilty stealing her from his family.

As I stood there, I didn't notice that I had a huge grin on my face. Edward must have noticed because he whispered in my ear, "what's the smile for?" Trying not to blush, I just looked at him and said "I was just thinking about Sue and how helpful she would be to me." With a huge smile on his face, Edward just said, "don't even think about it."

The party went very smooth. I can't remember the last time Angela was so happy. Not only did she get some great gifts, but Angela really enjoyed her friends, especially Ben. I can see why Angela was so connected to Ben. He is such a cute little kid.

After a few hours, the party was started to wind down. Most of the kids were gone, and my dad and Sue were leaving as well. I thanked my dad and Sue for helping make this day so special for Angela.

Ben was the last kid to leave. Of course he was not happy to have to go home. "Daddy, please can I just stay a little longer?" Seeing how much Angela enjoyed playing with Ben, I asked Edward if it would be okay if Ben could come over tomorrow to play with Angela. Edward agreed and started heading for the door.

To be a good hostess, I ,of course, walked with him towards the door. As we were just about to the entrance, Alice and Rosalie came over to us. "Bella, we are all going to go out next Friday night." Now who was Alice exactly talking about? Why was I hoping that this plan of hers included Edward as well.

Not trying to sound too eager, I looked at Alice and said "who is we?" With her cute little voice, Alice informed both Edward and I that the who included the two of us.

I was just about to politely turn Alice down, but she stopped me before I even got a word out. "Don't think about backing out you two." "Charlie and Sue are going to watch Bella's kids, and mom and dad are going to keep the boys Edward."

What was I to say. Looking at Alice and Rosalie, I knew there was no fighting this plan. I looked at Edward and said, "I guess it is a date then." OH MY GOSH. Did I just say that out loud?

Alice and Rosalie didn't say anything, but they didn't have too. Hearing them laugh as they headed back into the living room was bad enough.

Now what? How was I to look at Edward after making such a stupid comment. Of course this was not going to be a date.

I looked at Edward and just said "sorry." Edward didn't say anything. Instead he bent down and kissed my cheek and then called Ben to come.

I told Edward that I would call him tomorrow to work out the details concerning Ben coming over to play with Angela. Edward and Ben were just about out the door when Ben yelled to Angela, "maybe next year I can have my daddy become your daddy for your birthday."

Edward and I didn't say one word to each other after that comment.

Heading back into the living room, I knew that everyone had heard Ben's little statement. They were all just looking at me, but thank goodness no one said anything.

After things were picked up from the party, Alice, Jasper, and my brother and Rose all left, leaving it just my kids and I.

I was not in the mood to cook so we just ordered pizza and watched a movie all together. At 9 pm, I had the girls go to bed and then I went to take a shower. I needed time to think and I found that I did most of my thinking while in the shower.

After spending more time than I should in the shower, I went to my room and saw that I had a new text message from Edward.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous to read his message. Not only did I have to open my big mouth and call Friday a date, but then Ben had to mention to Angela about Edward becoming her daddy. I don't think today could have gotten any more embarrassing.

After sitting on my bed for a few minutes, I finally opened up my phone to read his message. To my surprise, it was not what I was expecting.

Looking forward to our date on Friday


Oh my gosh. No way. Am I reading this message right? Did Edward see Friday as a date? Maybe he was just trying to make me feel better since he could tell I was embarrassed.

I was not sure if I should respond. Edward is the first man since Jacob that I ever felt some kind of connection too. He is the first man that I have wanted to get to know better, but at the same time I did not want to come across too strong.

I finally gave in and send Edward a message back.

So are you asking me out on a date then?


I know that Alice and Rosalie made the plans for Friday, but if Edward was looking at this as a date then I wanted him to ask me out. I am not sure how I got this brave because I have never been like this before.

When Jacob and I got together, he was the one who made all the first moves. I was the shy one in the relationship. However, I guess with everything that has happened in the past year I have become much stronger and braver.

I waited a few minutes before thinking that I was not going to get a response back from Edward. Maybe I came across too strong. Maybe this thing on Friday was not a good idea.

As I got into bed, I thought of ways that I could get out of Friday nights outing. Maybe I could volunteer to be on call at the hospital and just pray that I got called in. I know that Alice and Rose would be upset, but I don't think Edward is interested in me and being around him in that type of a setting would be too much for me.

I was just about to turn off my light when my phone went off. Well he goes nothing.

I opened my phone and smiled the whole time as I continued to read it over and over again.

Yes Bella I am asking you to go out with me on Friday


I can't believe it. I have just been asked out on my first date since Jacob died. For some reason I was now starting to get nervous.

My hands were a little sweaty as I sent my response back to Edward.

Well if you are asking then I am saying yes.


Not one minute later I received a response back.

Well then I guess I will see on Friday. Good night my love.


Wow. Is this really happening to me? Did Edward just call me "love?"

I sat there for what seemed like forever before I realized that I needed to get some sleep. I knew it was going to be hard with everything that happened today but I at least had to try.

I must have been more tired than I thought because the next thing I knew, I was being woken up by Angela. "Mommy, mommy, can we go get Ben now?"

What time is it anyway? I looked at my clock on the nightstand and saw that it was only 7 o clock in the morning. "Angela, sweetie, I am sure that Ben is not even up yet." "Why don't you go and watch some TV and we will call him later."

I knew that Angela was sad at my answer, but she headed back to her room anyway. I laid in bed another hour before I rolled out and got ready.

I made breakfast for the girls and then did a little bit of cleaning around the house before I decided to call Edward. Angela had been bugging me since 7 to call Edward and since it was after 10 I thought it was an okay time.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous to call Edward. After everything that happened at the party and then last night, I was not sure how things would be between us.

I dialed his number and smiled when I heard that velvet voice of his. "Hello there love, how are you this morning?" There is that word again. Edward just called me love. What did this mean for us?. Are we a couple? How could we be a couple when we have not even gone out yet? Maybe it was just a word he called all his lady friends?

"Hey Edward. Angela has been bugging me all morning about Ben coming over to play. What time would you like to have him come over?"

I have to admit that I was looking forward to seeing Edward again. With Ben coming over to play with Angela, I would get to see Edward twice. I know it would not be for long, but at least it would be for a few minutes.

"Bella, I have a great idea." "What do you think about going to the zoo with all the kids?" This was a surprise. Of course I wanted to go and I was sure that the girls would be excited as well. "Edward, can you give me a few minutes to talk it over with the girls?" Edward told me to call him back after I talked it over with the girls and I did just that.

All three of the girls were excited. Since we have been living in Forks, we have not done a lot of things together that the girls would consider to be fun. I called Edward back and he reminded me that it might be a little chilly since it was the beginning of October.

Edward also told me that James would not be going, so we were able to take just one car. Edward had a 7 passenger vehicle so he told us to be ready in 30 minutes and he would be by to pick us up.

Edward got there exactly 30 minutes later and then we were off.

All the kids seemed to have such a good time. The twins got along good with Seth and Ben and Angela were inseparable.

I have to say that things went very well for our first outing all together. I am not sure if there would be anymore outings like this, but I have to say that I am hoping there would be.

By the time we got home it was pretty late. I thanked Edward for such a wonderful day and then he did something that I was not expecting. Edward Cullen kissed my cheek. I know it was just my cheek, but there was such an electric current that ran was running through my body. I can't explain it. I feel so drawn to him. I just wish I knew if he felt it too.

After I got the girls in bed I myself was going to turn in. However, before I did I wanted to make sure that Edward knew how thankful I was for today so I sent him a quick text.

Thank you for today.


Right away I got a response back.

It was my pleasure. Good night Love


I went to sleep and have to admit that they were filled with dreams of Edward and I and the family we could have together.

I felt a little guilty when I woke up the next morning thinking that I had done something wrong. Edward is the first guy I have been interested in since Jacob died and there is still a part of me that thinks maybe I should not be having these feelings again for someone. But I just can't stop. Edward is constantly on my mind. I just hope that he feels the same way.

Being that it was a Monday, I knew that the day would be busy with appointments in the office. I was right because before I knew it, the day was over and I don't even think I took a break for lunch.

When I got home, Rosalie had the kids working on their homework, so I started making dinner. After dinner we played a board game and then the kids got ready for bed. I then grabbed one of my favorite books and laid in my bed to read before calling it a night myself.

The next morning I woke up and saw that I had a text message from Edward. I did not hear from him the previous night, but I just thought maybe he was busy with work.

Sorry for calling you last night. Work has been busy. Seth has an appointment today, but my mom is bringing him. I will miss seeing you. Can't wait till Friday.


That is right. Seth has his two weeks check up today. There was a part of me that was hoping his appointment would give me another chance to see Edward.

I sent him a text back.

I understand. I will miss seeing you too. Only 3 more days.


I felt like I was a teenager again counting down the days till I see Edward again. I hope he doesn't think I am crazy or acting obsessed or something. I wish I could explain what it is about Edward, but I can't. I hate to admit it, but I don't even think I ever had this much of a draw to Jacob when we were first dating. I loved Jacob with my whole heart, and I miss him very much, but there is something that pulls me to Edward that I just can't explain.

Just as I was getting ready to walk out the door, my phone went off and it was another text from Edward.

Is it Friday yet?


I wish. Boy did I wish. As I drove to work, I started thinking about Friday and for some reason my stomach started to have butterflies. What was I going to wear? What would happen after we went out? Would he want me to go to his house, or to come to my house? Was I really ready to start a relationship with someone?

My mind was running around in circles. It was going to be a very long three days. Just as I was to the office, my phone rang and I noticed it was Alice. I hope everything is okay with Victoria?

As I answered the phone, I could tell from Alice's voice that her call was just a friendly one. That made my mind at ease. "Bella, I am calling to tell you that I will be at your house at 4:30 p.m. to help you get ready." What is she talking about? I can get myself ready. I don't need any help.

I think Alice must have read my mind because she continued talking before I even said a word. "Bella, this is your first date since Jacob and I want to make sure you look great. I have an outfit all picked out for you so just make sure you are showered when I get there." I did not think there was any reason to argue with her since she seems to always win anyway, so I just agreed and told her I would see her on Friday.

Before I started work I responded to his text from earlier.

Wishing it was Friday. I will let you know how Seth's arm is doing after his appointment. Don't work too hard.


Seth's appointment was in the afternoon, which was here before I knew it. When I walked into the exam room, Esme greeted me with a hug. "Hello there Dr. Swan." "Please call me Bella." Edward's mom was so nice to me. I just could not see her being so formal with me.

Seth's arm was healing very nice and I told Esme that I would not need to see him for another four weeks. At that time I told her we should beable to take off his cast. Seth seemed excited about this fact.

After Seth and Esme left I quickly sent Edward a text letting him know that Seth's arm is doing well.

Seth's arm is healing nice. Cast should come off in 4 weeks.


I got home and fixed dinner and then helped the girls with their homework. Just as I was about to call it a night, Edward sent me a text.

Thank you for taking such good care of Seth. Work is crazy busy. Missing talking with you.


I quickly sent him a response and then went to bed.

It is my pleasure to take care of him. I miss hearing your voice too. Good night.


Thinking I was just going to receive a text back, I was alittle surprised when my phone started to ring.

I picked up and said "hello." I knew it was Edward and I was so excited to beable to hear his voice.

"I am sorry for calling you so late Bella, but I just wanted to say good night." "Edward, you can call me anytime." We talked for a few minutes about how are week was going and then I started to yawn. I was hoping that Edward didn't catch it, but he did.

"Bella, you need to rest now, so I will see you on Friday. Good night Love. Sweet dreams." Well since he was most likely going to be in my dreams, they would for sure be sweet. "Good night Edward and thanks for calling me."

As soon as we hung up, my head hit the pillow and my dreams started right away. The next thing I knew it was morning and I was waking up to another day of work.

The rest of the week went by pretty good. I was on call Wednesday and Thursday so I had a few surgeries that came up, but nothing too hard.

Edward sent me a few text messages both days just letting me know how much he was looking forward to our date, which was happening today.

It was Friday and I was excited yet scared at the same time. I got the girls up for school alittle early and had them pack their bags for staying at my dad's house. He was going to pick them up from school so I could come home and get ready right after work.

Work went well and before I knew it I was in my car heading home. Alice got to my house right at 4:30 p.m. and the torture began. Two hours later I was standing in front of the mirror and I have to say that I looked great. The outfit was something I would not usually wear, but I definitely made me feel good about myself. I told Alice to go light on the makeup, which she did. My hair was left down, which is something I usually don't do. I forgot how nice it looked when it was down like this. Usually I put it up in a pony tail or a messy bun.

At 6:30 p.m., the door bell rang and it was Jasper, Rosalie, and my brother Emmett. Now we were just waiting for Edward. Another 15 minutes went by and I started to get nervous thinking he was not going to show up. What if he got too busy with work? What if something happened and one of the boys needed him to stay home?

Alice could tell I was nervous. The only thing she told me was "he is coming, Bella. Don't worry." Alice sure did have a gift for knowing what I was thinking.

As we waited for Edward, both Jasper and Emmett told me how beautiful I looked. Blushing like I always do when embarrassed, I thanked them and then made my way to the kitchen for a glass of water.

As I was just about to walk into the living room, I felt someone's arms wrap around my waist. "You look absolutely stunning tonight." I could tell from the voice that it was Edward. I turned around and he had the most beautiful flowers in his hands. "For you love." I could so get use to hearing him call me that all the time.

Edward looked so sexy. I know I was ogling him, but I couldn't help it.

I thanked him for the flowers and put them in water. We then went out to meet the others so we could head out. Just before we left the kitchen though, I stopped Edward and whispered into his ear, "you look incredible Edward."

He then kissed my cheek before grabbing my hand. Our date had officially started. I could only hope tonight would be the first of many dates Edward and I would have.


I hope that Bella was not thinking I was standing her up. I knew I was already late, but I wanted to stop and get her flowers. I needed to make a good impression on her and every woman needs flowers on their first date.

When I got to Bella's house, Alice told me she was in the kitchen.

Wow. Bella was looking so beautiful tonight. She is always beautiful to me, but right now words could not explain how absolutely amazing she looked.

I didn't want to scare her, but I wanted to let her know I was here. I walked up to her, wrapped my arms around her waist and whispered into her ear, "You look absolutely stunning tonight."

She turned around and had the most beautiful smile. I handed her the flowers and said, "for you love."

She thanked me and put the flowers in water. We then we went out to meet the others so we could head out. Just before we left the kitchen, she stopped me and whispered, "you look incredible Edward."

I then kissed her cheek and grabbed her hand to escort her to our very first of many dates I hope to have with her.

AUTHORS NOTE: Well next chapter will be the first date and then we will see where we go. Just to let you know that it is the first part of October, so big Holidays are coming up.

I hope you all enjoyed their first family outing. I am sure there will be more to come.

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