A/N: Sorry this took me so long to get this out (even though its only two outtakes) but several of you asked for them. So…here are the outtakes for this story….enjoy :)
Chapter 8 – Berlin Wall
I watched Bella's retreating form as she walked over to Carlisle, Emmett and Jasper. I was just about to walk away and head over towards them too when a voice stopped me. "Hey, were you one of the ones in the school bus?" I looked behind me to see an older man walking up to me. His facial features were very familiar to me and when he got close enough I saw why. His dark brown eyes were nearly the exact same shade as Bella's. I glanced to his badge and saw 'Chief Swan' inscribed across it.
"Yeah, I was one of the ones in the school bus, names Edward Cullen." I said as I stuck out my hand.
"Nice to meet you Edward, I'm Chief Swan." He shook my hand and looked around like his eyes were trying to find something.
"Looking for Bella?" I asked cautiously.
His head whipped back to me and surveyed me. "How do you know I was looking for Bella?"
"I'm the new probationary firefighter on Engine 17 with Bella. She mentioned in passing to me that her father was a cop. I just put two and two together."
He smiled at the mention of my working with Bella. "So you work with my stubborn girl do ya?"
I laughed. "Yes sir. I do. She is a fabulous teacher too. I'm very grateful to have the opportunity to work with her."
"Good, I'm glad my girl isn't giving you too hard a time. Besides, I'm glad to see that last probie replaced finally." I tried to hide my laugh.
"Jacob?" He nodded. "Yeah, Jacob is still there unfortunately."
"Having difficulties with him too?" He asked inquiringly.
"Yes, well he doesn't like how close Bella and I are becoming."
"Close?" He instantly turned from fellow man in uniform to hard cop and father in a second by just one word being uttered.
"Yes sir. If it is alright with you, I wanted to take her out on Friday night." Chief Swan stood there quietly for several moments as he thought this over. He finally broke his silence much to me relief.
"You seem like a good guy, if you break my little girl like that Jacob did, you'll answer to me." I nodded my head to all his words.
"Yes sir, I understand. That is not my intention in the least."
"Good." He smiled. "Besides, it'll probably make Jacob rather upset, right?"
I laughed. "Indeed it will, I'm sure." I felt my own body tense and I quickly looked over my shoulder. Sure enough Bella was approaching us. "Looks like Bella finally spotted you." I said as I turned back towards Chief Swan.
Chapter 19 – Inquiring Minds
"So….are you going to tell me about the dinner you had with Edward last night or do I have to guess?" Emmett's hot breath whispered over my ear as he wrapped his arms around me. I was standing in front of the stove cooking up something for dinner as our little girls played in the other room.
"You know that I really shouldn't tell you. He asked me in confidence."
"Yeah, but I'm your husband."
"Okay, If I tell you, you can not saying anything to anyone."
"I am not Alice."
I laughed as I put the spatula down. "No you're not, but you are friends with Jasper who can't keep anything from his wife, so you can't tell him either." He jokingly crossed a finger over his heart and held them up in the air in a Boy Scout salute.
"I swear." I sighed.
"Okay…Edward wanted my opinion on a ring."
"Holy shit!" he yelled. I slapped Emmett across the arm and motioned to the other room.
"Don't let them hear you talking like that, unless you want daddy's little girls talking like that so young."
"Sorry…but I mean, he has some balls. Bella doesn't do commitment and he's going to ask her the biggest commitment question of them all?"
I sighed in annoyance and turned back to the stove. "I think I know my friend. Something changed in Bella, whether it's Edwards doing, the accident or a little of both – she isn't the same as she use to be. I mean hell; she is living with him now! Bella has never lived with anyone but her dad and Alice and me."
Emmett's arms wound around my waist again. "Sorry. I didn't mean to jump to conclusions. So…did you see a ring or did you just discuss styles and shit?"
I nodded. Edward was a closet romantic I think. His mothers ring was gorgeous and simple. Had I been more like Bella – it would have been perfect. Emmett was never able to give me a family heirloom like that. I think that was what made me so overly emotional at dinner – that and PMS. But Emmett's family had given him up for adoption when he was ten. He jumped back and forth between foster homes until he could emancipate himself. Maybe I am selfish or jealous but sometimes I wish I could have a crazy mother in law to deal with, a father in law that doesn't know his boundaries and family heirlooms to pass on to our children someday.
"Yes, he has his mothers ring. It is quite pretty and will suit Bella just fine."
"Good for them then. I'll try my damnedest to keep my mouth shut babe. Let's just hope he pops the question fast."
"Agreed. Now, will you go get the girls in here and ready for dinner?"
A/N: Reviews aren't exactly needed for these outtakes, however if you wanna tell me what you think, I'd be more than happy to listen :)