Disclaimer: SMeyer's Characters. My similar idea.
A/N: this is the last chapter. i told you it was short. its not my usual porn fest, but i hope you dont feel like you wasted your time too much. when i read breaking dawn i was actually pretty surprised about certain things that this POS and the book had in common.
"Here you go darling." Alice handed me my new fleece jacket. Edward took it from me and helped me slip my arms in. He gently spun me around and pulled the zipper up over my bulbous stomach. I only had 2 weeks to go. We still hadn't decided on a name.
Alice pecked me on the cheek. "It'll be fine. We'll see you in a little bit."
Edward took my hand and walked with me out to the car. I was going to La Push for the first time in over a year to visit Jake. His sister Rebecca was visiting from college and Jake had also wanted me to meet his new girlfriend. Although I don't know if girlfriend was really the right term.
"You have your cell phone?" Edward asked
"Yes," I rubbed it in my pocket. He leaned closer carefully not to put any pressure on my stomach. This tip of his nose touched mine.
"Call me if anything happens, okay?"
"I will, I promise." I tilted my head up until our lips met. My head was spinning. I didn't want to leave him. I thought about abandoning my plans and walking back into the house with him.
He kissed my check, carefully. "You should go. I think he has a lot he wants to tell you."
"Okay." I pouted letting out a deep sigh.
"I don't want to be away from you either, sweetheart, but Leah is also dying to see you and so is Seth. It's selfish of me to not let you see them for a few hours."
"But I like it when you're selfish."
"I know, me too."
He helped me into car and buckled me in. I loved how attentive he was. As he leaned away, I looked him in the eye.
I really am going to miss you, a lot. I let my thoughts reach him.
"I know baby. Me too. I'll see you soon."
"Okay." He closed the door securely and waited in the driveway until I was safely out of sight.
The drive took no time. I tried not to think of Edward the whole way because I knew I would turn around and ditch Jacob.
I pulled up in front of Jacob's house. Nothing had changed. In a flash, Jacob was standing on the front porch. A big smile across his face. He bound down the stairs and over to the car, opening the door for me. But just as the door open he cringed taking a step back.
The look on his face scared me. "Jacob what's wrong?" I stepped out of the car as he took another step back.
A deep growl rumbled in his chest. "You smell too much like them." His tone was harsh and distant. This was not the reception I was expecting. Jacob and Edward both knew I would smell foreign to them after I had been with the other.
"Of course I smell like them. I live with seven vampires Jake."
"No I mean you smell like you are one of them."
My brow furrowed at the idea, but then it all clicked. My skin, my hair, my eyes. I was becoming one of them more than I realized. It wasn't just any transformation it was the transformation.
"Did he bite you?
"No Jake, I swear. It's the baby. I think my body is just adapting to its needs and those might be the needs of a growing vampire. I swear he didn't bite me. I'm not scaling walls, I'm not craving blood. Literally it's just my physical attributes that have changed. My heart is still beating. I still cry at sappy movies. I can still sleep."
"Okay." Jacob's expression relaxed at little as cautiously approached me. He examined my eyes and my hair a little closer.
"You're almost looking more like him."
"Yeah I guess."
"The eyes work for you."
I giggled a little. "Thanks."
He circled me, smelling my hair. " Something's a little different though. I can't put my finger on it. Oh yeah, you're big as a house."
I was relieved that he was lightening up a little.
"Well I am pregnant."
"Come on let's go inside." Jake smiled at me.
I followed Jacob inside the house, where very little had changed. Jacob excused himself and walked into the kitchen while I made myself comfortable. I unzipped my jacket to give myself a little breathing room. It didn't help. The baby was still taking up all the extra space my lungs needed. Bless her heart, but I was ready for these last couple of weeks to be over.
Jacob came back from the kitchen
"Sorry about that, but I had to tell the pack to stay away." Jacob said bashfully.
"Why?" his words cut deep. They were my friends too. I should have had a little say.
"I don't think they'll be able to handle the smell as well as I am." I was reminded of Edwards iron will in the beginning of our relationship.
"Oh," I said trying to fight back the tears.
"But they all say Hi and they can't wait to see pictures of the baby." Jake's attempt to make me smile worked, a little. I really missed the comfort of Edward's arms.
"So I think you have some things to tell me."
"I do," His mood brightened up. "Her name is Sarah. She's Rebecca's roommate from college."
I imagined Jake being smitten by an older woman. It seemed to be his thing. He described how they met when she came to visit during spring break. She was not Native American, but Samoan and they could easily relate to each others cultures. Her tribe had similar legends of vampires and werewolf protectors so it was no surprise when Jake revealed what he really was. She had one year of school left and then she would join Jake back here in La Push where she would teach at the local reservation elementary school. They had their plan pretty well mapped out. For an instant I was sad, a little jealous maybe. Not that Jacob wasn't in love with me anymore, but that he had found someone that he could make a simple life with. Where my life was getting more and more complicated everyday.
As the thought swirled though my head the baby kicked, again.
"Oh," I said.
"What is it?" Jake nearly jumped back in surprise.
I grabbed Jake's hand knowing he was strong enough to handle her kicks. I placed it on my stomach.
"Wow. How does—that feel?" He was the first person to ask me about something other than hints of pain in a long time. I remembered why I had missed him so much.
"It feels – great. It's like she's telling me more and more everyday that she's ready to meet me, ready to meet Edward."
"He's a lucky guy. I can't wait to be a dad."
"Well you have plenty of time. What are you like 13 now?" I teased.
"Well technically 17 and a half, but close." He laughed. " I have you picked out a name yet?"
I let out a deep sigh, leaning my head back against the couch. The eternal question. I couldn't decide. I knew she would have personality and I didn't want to just give her any old name. Edward had stopped pushing the subject and we both agreed when she came out the name would just present itself.
"How about Rebecca?" I looked up to see Jacob's older sister coming through the front door.
She rushed over and picked me up by the shoulders. Her hands were on fire and he strength was unparallel. But She didn't cringed at the way I smelled.
"You too?" I asked.
"I'll give you guys a moment." Jacob stood.
"Good, go help Sarah with the groceries."
Jacob loped out of the room and Rebecca cheerfully sat down beside me. She was more beautiful than I remembered. Her and her twin sister Rachel had always been the beauties of the tribe, but now she had matured and I doubted the transformation had helped increase her beauty.
"God, it's been forever. How are you? Crazy pregnant I see."
"Ah it's nothing." I said patting my stomach. The miracle of child rearing was nothing in the moment. Rebecca was a member of the pack now and I was dying to know more.
" So ---" I pressed.
"So I came home for spring break and Jacob and I are arguing about what to give our Dad for his birthday. Jacob says something really childish about how I should pay for it because I'm not the one taking care of him alone – blah blah . He had a point, but I was still irritated. The next thing I know I'm shaking and my clothes go flying every which way. I knocked over the kitchen table, just wrecked the place."
I gazed her in amazement. She was handling it so well.
"Luckily my dad, had called me at school the moment the Cullens came back, but I never phased in those two years so I figured I wasn't affected by it. Turns out there aren't any vampires on the island where I go to school. If there had been I could have phased in the middle of class."
"What about Rachel?"
"Oh yeah. She's joined the party too. But only once. The buddy of yours, Laurent," The name sent shivers through me, "He passed through her town a while back and she phased the moment she saw him. Scared the crap out of her husband" she laughed " But my dad talked him off the ledge."
I looked up at her. She could see the confusion in my eyes.
"What is it?" She asked.
"Well the baby is sort of turning me into this vampire-like thing and Jacob said the pack wouldn't be able to handle my smell now, but you seem to be handling it just fine."
She giggled, a devious smile spreading from cheek to cheek "That's cause we have something in common." She picked up my hand and placed it gently on her warm stomach. I couldn't imagine how a baby could stand that warm oven.
"Who's the father?" I was in utter shock. There was a lot they had to tell me.
"You're gonna die when I tell you."
"CLEARWATER!" I yelled.
"I told you she would freak," Jacob yelled from the front porch. I could her Sarah giggle at his side. I wanted to meet her so bad. But that could wait.
I lowered my voice "But he's like 14 or something and you're what 21?"
"Yeah,, but Jacob told you our age and our growth is all screwed up. I mean in the normal world Jake is way too young for Sarah and if I'm not mistaken your husband was around for the invention of the light bulb."
I couldn't help but laugh. She had a really good point. "So when did it happen?"
"Well when I phased for the first time. Seth and Sam were out patrolling and they were instantly in my head. Jacob was able to get me calmed down enough to change back, but Sam wanted to come over and check on me and Seth came with him. Right when I saw him it was like lightning." She laughed again. " I was standing there naked wrapped in one of dad's blanket when Seth walked into the kitchen. We couldn't stop staring at each other. Sam and Jacob left us to talk and the rest is history."
"But I mean you—"
"Bella you should see Seth now. How long has it been?"
"Well almost a full year I guess." The baby was due a few months before our first wedding anniversary. The last time I had seen Seth.
"I mean he's a man. I just couldn't help myself" We both laughed. I could definitely appreciate her attraction to her new love.
"How did Leah take it? I know you guys couldn't keep it a secret."
"She was crazy jealous in the beginning. First I show up and adjust to the change in two short weeks, plus I don't have to deal with it at school. That really pissed her off. Then Jacob imprinted, which also pissed her off, because it meant that her and Seth were the only two left out and then I imprint on Seth. We thought she was going to lose it. But my dad had a long talk with her and convinced her to be patient. I never phase now that I'm pregnant so I'm glad I can't hear what she's thinking. But Seth says she's handling it much better now. But the whole pack is sort of jealous of the baby."
Esme and Rosalie popped into my head. Rebecca didn't have to explain.
"Oh," I said "Well when are you due?"
"Four months." She said causally.
"WHAT?!?" She didn't even look pregnant at all. At five months I was already knocking things over with my belly.
"I told you," Jacob called from outside.
"This baby is 100% werewolf. It's growing at a ridiculous rate. Come back in a month. I'll be huge."
"Wow I can't say I'm not a little bit jealous of that. These have been the strangest 8 months of my life."
"Nice eyes by the way," she chuckled. Rebecca would fit in perfect with Alice and I. I had to invite her by soon.
"So does that explain why my smell isn't making you want to barf."
"Pretty much. I smelled your baby from outside, before I smelled you. And you know what I thought when I smelled her.?"
"That you should rip my vampire baby from my womb and sacrifice her to the Quileute gods?" Emmett had rubbed off on me a little bit.
"Funny but no. My first instinct was that your baby was just as important as mine and that I too would do anything to protect her and her mother." She smiled warmly. The first time she had been serious all day.
"Well Carlisle was right."
"How so?" She relaxed.
"Well he said that Edward and I were kinda of pioneers in this whole vampire baby thing and it sounds like you and Seth are in a pretty similar situation."
"Yup." I could see Jacob behind her eyes. They were so much alike.
"But I guess our bonds of motherhood surpass all this territorial crap."
"I think so."
We both sighed.
I looked down laughing, "This is so weird."
Rebecca and I talked more. She hoped for a boy. This whole werewolf thing was no life for a lady. I had to agree. I was so glad that I had someone to share this experience with and now my little girl would have an instant friend. Something to tie the Cullens and the Clearwater/Blacks together forever. It was a comforting thought.
Rebecca unfortunately had eaten up all my available tolerance for being away from Edward. Rebecca walked me outside and Jacob introduced me to Sarah on the porch. She too was beautiful, the same height as me with olive skin and hazel eyes. I couldn't see why any guy imprinting or not wouldn't fall for her. She promised to come visit soon with Rebecca. It was nice to have more female friends outside of the Cullen house and even better to have the prospect of a normal human friend. I hugged them all and climbed back in the car. I watched them in the rear view mirror as the disappeared behind me.
As soon as they were out of sight, I pulled out my phone and called Edward.
He answered the phone on the first ring. "Hey Baby."
I breathed a sigh of relief. It was heaven to hear his voice. My body ached to be near him again. I accelerated the car down the road.
"Hi. I'm on my way back."
"Excellent. I'll be waiting for you."
"I love you," I said.
"I love you too, Bella."
I closed the phone and sped towards the house. Edward had taught me how to find the house, but Esme had tied small ribbons to the trees on either side of the drive in case I was ever unsure. She was a great surrogate mom and I think Renee was grateful.
The ribbons soon came into view and I quickly turned down the drive. I slowed down as I got closer to the house. Edward would be worried if I came tearing in the yard going 80 miles an hour. The house soon came into view. I could see Edward pacing in front of the house. I pulled in and parked next to Emmett's Jeep. Edward was at the door ready to scoop me up in his arms. I figured he wouldn't want to touch me with the scent of werewolf all over me but it didn't stop him.
As soon as I stood in front him, he pulled me into him and closed the car door behind me. I smiled up at him and he smiled back down at me. God, I loved that smile. It was amazing how much I missed it in that short amount of time. He stroked my forehead once, looking at my hair. I stared up at his golden eyes. He leaned in and kissed me full on the lips.
I broke the kiss when I needed to breathe, my head was swimming. "Hi."
He scrunched his brow.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
"Nothing. You just stink."
"I figured as much. I'm gonna hop in the shower."
"Mind if I join you?" he smirked.
"Not at all." I pulled his arm around my waist as we walked towards the house.
Inside we ran into Alice in the hallway. "Thank god you're back. You know he waited in the driveway the whole time."
I shot him a surprised look. "But I was gone for 3 hours."
He averted my gaze.
"The whole time." She giggled heading down the stairs.
I tuned to him, "Baby."
"I told you I missed you."
"I missed you too." I snuggled closer to his chest. He guided towards the bathroom. When we walked him in, he closed the door behind us and picked me up sitting me gently on the counter. He slowly but attentively began to undress me. He zipped me out of my coat and hung it on the hook behind the door. Then he took off my shoes and then my socks and placed them outside the door. He kissed my forehead just as he pulled my shirt over my face. I looked up in his gorgeous eyes.
He picked me up and placed me upright, my feet on the floor. The moment was too perfect I didn't want to say a word. He walked behind me and undid my bra, then circled around me again and undid my jeans. I stepped out of them and he folded them neatly and placed them on the counter with my shirt and bra. Finally he took off my underwear slowly running his hand down my thighs and calves all the way to my ankles. I stepped out of my panties and he scooped them up, grabbing the rest of my clothes and darting out of the room. He was back before I could bat an eyelash. No doubt, he threw them in the washing machine to wash the smell of Jacob and his family away. It didn't bother me. My life was about Edward's happiness.
He leaned into the shower and turned on the water, letting it warm up and he gently rubbed, my back. I leaned into him. His cold body warmed me all over. I loved being next to him.
When the water was the perfect temperature, I hesitated. "I thought you were going to join me," I said in my most persuasive voice.
"I am, you just hop in first. I like watching you all wet." He took a half step back surveying my whole body.
"I see." God, that was a turn on. I stepped into the shower and let the water run over my head and down my body. I opened my eyes to looked at my husband. He was slowly undressing, his eyes on me the whole time. It took all my effort to not jump out of the shower and pounce on him right there. I could see the restraint in his eyes. We weren't going to make love.
"You're right. We're not. And you're not fast enough to pounce on me."
I scrunched my nose at him.
He climbed into the shower behind me. The steam rose off his cold skin filling the bathroom. He grabbed my favorite shampoo, the only shampoo in the house of course, and began lathering up my hair. His hard fingers felt so good against my scalp. I closed my eyes and let him take control. It was so relaxing, but frustrating at the same time. He kept a safe couple of inches between backside and his manhood. I rinsed my hair and he grabbed another bottle from the ledge and wash cloth. I was little surprised when he handed the face wash and the wash cloth to me.
I peered up at him.
"Go on," He chuckled. He knew I was so anal about how I washed my face. He didn't want to tamper with my routine even thought I wouldn't have minded. I lathered up the washcloth and scrubbed my face. Edward gently massaged my back and my shoulders. I didn't realize how tense I had grown in his absence.
"I was pretty tense too." He finally let his manhood graze against my backside.
"I bet you were."
I rinsed my face, trying to ignore it. He wasn't gonna turn the tables now. That wasn't fair when I had spent the last few minutes fighting my every urge. Suddenly his cold soapy hands found their way to shoulders. He spread the lather over my chest and down in between my breasts. I moaned slightly, tilting my head to side. He leaned down place a single kiss on my neck.
His hands found my nipples and he grazed them gently. I turned to face him I didn't like not looking at his face. I ran my hands down his icy chest and he placed a hand my stomach as he layed another series of kisses across my face. He spung me around and rinsed away the rest of the body wash. Shucks. He snickered at my pouty thought.
He step out of the shower and quickly wrapped himself in a large towel and grabbed another one for me.
"Okay kids. Out of the pool."
I climbed out of the shower into his waiting arms. "You need to relax. We can make love later, okay?"
"Beside I want to hear about your time with Rebecca."
I instantly perked up. He picked me up and carried me to the bedroom. While I told him about my visit to La Push, he listened attentively while he rubbed lotion all over my body. I didn't need it but I was used to the ritual and I loved the smell.
He was just as shocked as I was about Rebecca and Seth, but was happy that I was happy to have found a new friend. We agreed that it would be safe to spend more time with her even after the baby was born. I didn't realize how tired I was, but I was starting to doze off. He pulled my quilt over me and held me while I napped. It was unbelievable to be in his arms.
I woke to a sharp jerk in my stomach. I struggled to sit up but the contractions were forcing me down. I realized a puddle was starting to form between my legs. Edward sat up next to me.
"You think it's time?" he asked.
I nodded. My water had clearly broke.
"Carlisle," He said in his regular tone of voice.
Carlisle appeared in a fraction of a second. He was super prepared. Esme would be on hand to serve as nurse, she was a few steps behind him.
"Edward, what time is it?" I asked through the contractions
"It's one a.m."
I squeezed his hand as the next contraction hit with the force of a two ton truck. Then everything went black.
When I came to at first, I panicked. Not because I passed out in the middle of childbirth, but because I knew Edward would be freaking out until I regained consciousness.
I looked at him as he stood across the room, cradling our baby girl in his arms.
Aren't you beautiful. Just like your mama. I had to refocus my eyes cause I swear his lips weren't moving.
We were alone in the room, so I knew I must be okay. Carlisle wouldn't have left otherwise.
Now we just have to think of what to call you angel. He kissed her gently on the forehead but again, his lips didn't move.
Edward, I thought. What's going on?
He looked up. I had never seen this look of love in his eyes. I hoped it would never fade. He had said a million times that I completed him, but seeing him with our little girl. OUR baby. I knew now he felt complete.
"Hi," he whispered. "There's someone who wants to meet you." He walked over to the bed and placed the sweet bundle in my arms. I now understood the look completely. She melted me through and through. She was beautiful, getting the best attributes from the both of us. My newly blue green eyes. Edwards exact hair color and his full lips and of course the cutest little nose. And her skin was so soft, but very similar to mine, warm but it was clear it was impenetrable. That still didn't change how much I wanted to protect her with my life, forever. She looked up at with those big eyes and I knew she was my partner for life. I knew exactly in that instance what to name her.
Edward stroked my head gently. "I think that name is perfect."
I smiled back at him. "Me too."
"How did you know, about me being able to read your thoughts I mean?"
He kissed me again on my forehead. "We can instantly recognize our own."
Just as I was about to ask him more questions, there was a small tap at the door. Explanations about this odd new development would have to wait.
"Later. I promise," Edward said.
"Okay -- Come in," I said as Emmett poked his huge head in the door. Rosalie pushed him in the rest of the way, Jasper and Alice were close behind.
"I told you he was excited," Edward laughed.
"Shut up, " Emmett teased Edward before instantly melting, "Can I hold her?"
"Of course," I said. Emmett came around the side of the bed and I handed her off to him. Edward lay down on the bed next to me, gently stroking my hair. I breathed a sigh of relief.
"What happened?" I surveyed the room and any evidence that I had actually been in labor was gone. The sheets under me were changed and I was wearing a brand new pajama set. Alice was good.
"I think she knocked you out so you wouldn't feel anything. But your vitals were totally normal," he laughed. "At one point you were even snoring. Carlisle wasn't surprised considering all the other bizarre things that have happened. You sleeping through child birth seemed kinda normal."
We both chuckled as a cuddled closer to him, watching the aunts and uncles gush of her. Even Jasper was reduced to a big gushy blob.
The baby grabbed a hold of Emmett's finger. The cutest thing.
"Wow she's got quite a grip there."
I turned to Edward "How'd it go otherwise?"
"Fine all and all it only took 10 minutes. Carlisle was glad he wasn't gonna have to come up with a way to go in and get her. She all but walked out on her own."
I looked at the clock. It was only 1:30 am.
I turned my attention back to our brothers and sisters.
"You pick a name?" Emmett asked.
"Yeah Emmett Jr." Edward said straight faced.
"Edward stop." Alice cooped looked down at the baby. "Tell them."
Edward looked down at me, he stroked my forehead one more time. You tell them. He thought. I knew I wasn't crazy before. I could hear his thoughts.
I can hear your thoughts. I peered deeper into his eyes.
I know, he thought, Isn't wonderful. Now we can keep these nosey fools completely out of our business.
I giggled and kissed him gently on the cheek.
"Well, a name please." Rosalie asked.
Alice instantly bound to the side of the bed. "I love it. It's the perfect name."
"I'm glad you think so." I hugged her.
I want to hold her again, I have to be honest. I told him.
Edward smiled down at me, I know. Me too, but let's give them a little more time. They won't get this for themselves.
I know. You're right.
"I love you," he whispered as he leaned down and kissed me on the lips.
"We called Charlie. He wants you to get your rest, but he'll be here in the morning." Alice said before taking her turn holding the baby.
I tried to suppress an enormous yawn but my body was exhausted even I had been unconscious for the whole ordeal.
"Alright, Alright. I gotta let my girls get some shut eye. Visiting hours are over." Edward stood and took the Rebecca Renee gently from Alice's hands.
"We love you Bella," Alice said pushing the boys out of the room.
"Nice job man she's super cute.," Emmett high fived Edward like they had just won a football game. He was so silly.
When they were gone Edward handed Rebecca Renee to me and lay down in the bed beside us. We were both mesmerized by her sweet face as she drifted off to sleep. I wasn't far behind, basking in the love of my husband and this new found love we shared for our beautiful child.
- the end-
i guess i could have included a stand off with the volturi, but that hadnt occurred to me.