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AN: And the shit keeps hitting the fan :)! I have included a Carlisle and Esme POV to show where they are with the whole Em thing right now. And I've started showing Kate. Be warned Kate is severely depressed and her POV will be getting darker each time I write it. Thank you so much to my reviewers who are so passionate. I just want to assure you there is no quick fix for Emmett in this fic. Also I cannot pimp this fic out enough Good Fortune by RobotMoose link is in my favs. It is so good, and very well written. In fact it makes me kind of embarrassed for the craptastic stuff I write it's so well written. Ugh I need a beta, if anyone knows how to get one give me the heads up!
What I Thought I Knew
Alice had left me three voicemails all demanding to know where I was and why the hell I hadn't called her back yet. Finally I had texted her that I would call in the morning and fill her in. And of course being Alice that meant she had to show up at 9 am with coffee demanding I fill her in.
"Edward could you listen out for Kate and Riley I'm going to take Alice for a ride and drop her over the bridge." I told my husband who was shirtless and I wanted to jump and hump so bad that my girlie bits were leaking all over the place but his fucking sister was cockblocking us.
"Go ahead baby I'll tell everyone Alice had too much coffee and jumped to high, it was an accident." I laughed and he kissed the side of my head. I ran upstairs and tossed on jeans and sweatshirt, shoved my hair into a pony tail and brushed my teeth. The five minute dress and dash I had perfected in college when Edward and I spent too much time diddling in the morning and I was running late for class.
"Alice really it's the fucking weekend don't you sleep?" Edward was complaining to his cockblock of a sister.
"Please the way you two go at it I'm surprised Little Eddie doesn't have permanent damage or at least ride burn. You can handle one morning away from Bella's vagina so she can talk with me." I laughed.
"But can I handle one morning away from the wonder peen?" I asked sitting on my husband's lap and kissing him in a very inappropriate way in front of his sister. Eat that CB.
"Eww Bella, that's my brother!" Alice sounded like a two year old. And after feeling Edward get hard as a rock under me I got up gave him a naughty wink.
"Let's roll Ali cat." Edward groaned. "Husband I love you." I giggled.
"Wife I love you even if you are a minx and a cock tease." He smirked.
"Baby I'm only a tease if I don't plan to follow through." Alice groaned and Edward looked at me like he wanted to collect right there. "Later baby."
"Not too much love." He demanded.
"God could you two get a room?" Alice stomped her foot.
"Ali, it's house all of them are our rooms." Edward joked.
"Listen Assward you know what I meant." Alice stuck her tongue out at her older brother.
"Yes Pixie stick I do." He stuck his tongue out at her.
"Children." I laughed, then suddenly felt somber. "Edward watch out for Kate and Riley till I get back." He gave a sad smile.
"Of course love." I kissed him one more time and Alice and I left the house to climb into her new Lexus.
"Alice what the hell are we going to do?" I said with defeated.
"We keep living Bella, and we do everything we can to protect Kate and Riley."
"God Alice I never thought I would hate Emmett, you won't believe his nerve. He had the whore at their home Ali. She even knew what the master bedroom looked like." Alice gasped.
"Oh my God! That fucking asshole. I can't believe he's my brother." I felt bad because as much as I had always thought of Emmett as a brother he really was Alice and Edward's this has to be tearing her apart. Torn between friendship and family.
I really didn't want to get up. I could hear Edward getting Riley ready for the day and I know it should be me taking care of my son's needs, not his Uncle but I just can't find the will to get up. Riley's little giggles and Edward's chuckle made my heart hurt. My son, my poor baby. I ruined his life by not being enough for his father.
I can't figure out what I didn't do, or what I did wrong that my husband needed to turn to another woman. A woman that he claims that he loves. Apparently he never loved me. I gave him everything that I had. I let him inside my heart, inside my body and let him be the only one. God what the fuck did I do wrong?
I gave him blow jobs, though I never really enjoyed doing that. I never turned down sex and even tried to initiate it every so often. I cooked dinner every night, unless we went out. I gave birth to his son and wanted to have more children. He was the one who said we needed to wait a little longer. I moved across the country and left everything I knew, my family, friends my whole support system to back him and his dream.
What the hell didn't I do for him?
Tears streamed down my face as memories of my life with Emmett played out before me. What I thought was a nice peaceful love, was just a lie. How the hell do you go on when everything you thought was real was a lie? How do you wake up in the morning and force yourself out of bed when you've lost the love of your life?
I mean I know I have to for Riley. Sweet, little Riley. Would I be enough for my son? Was I even a good Mom? I mean here I lay wallowing in self pity and the hurt of lost love while my son plays with his Uncle. Don't most divorced or soon to be divorced women get up every day and care for their offspring? God what the hell am I doing?
Even though I know I should be down there with my son, I still can't get up. I want my life back. I want my husband back. I wish I had never found out about Rosalie Hale and Emmett. And even though I know it's pathetic and not what any self respecting woman would wish for or want, I wish I was back in the dark. He could have his affair as long as I didn't know. As long as he came home to me. At least then I could live with my self delusions that I was enough to make my husband happy. That he in fact loved me and our child. I could go on about my everyday life not having to face the realities that are now pressing on my mind and heart.
Though it's not like Emmett is the first to abandon me. Poor Uncle Charlie and Renee had to raise me thanks to my Mom who left me at their house to go shopping with friends and never came back. Charlie had received a letter from her a week later saying she was happy without me and not ready to be a Mom and could he handle the situation.
Not enough for my Mom and not enough for my husband.
God I really need to get out of this bed. Sadly I don't know if I can.
I never believed I would have to do this to one of my children. I always trusted that they would be responsible adults, and trust worthy. The way their mother and I raised them to be. He answered on the third ring.
"Jenks old friend how are you?" I asked politely.
"I'm great Dr. C how can I help you today?" Straight to the point and competent. His father and grandfather had been the same way, no wonder our family had used their firm for so many generations.
"It's my oldest son Emmett. I need the accounts that I have opened for him frozen." All of my children received small trust when they turned eighteen, but the majority of the family money was still in my control. I opened accounts for all three of them, and made sure quarterly deposits were made. As of now Emmett could make it on his own. Clearly he needs to learn responsibility.
"Ahh Emmett, I've noticed that his accounts have been draining quicker than usual for the past year and a half." Jenks notes in an off handed voice.
"Yes unfortunately my son has made some mistakes, one very large one I need to know more about. Her name is Rosalie Hale. I need a complete dossier on her, and know who the closest people are to her. I don't trust Ms. Hale." That's an understatement, I loathe Rosalie Hale the Jezebel stripper who has lured my son off his straight and narrow path. I have this strong feeling she is a gold digger. And in freezing these accounts I am protecting the family funds from going into her greedy hands.
"If you give me forty eight hours I'll give you the preliminary report, it will take two weeks for a through report." Good man.
"That's fine." I sighed.
"Is there anything else Dr. C?"
"Open an account for Kate, my daughter in law, deposit twenty five thousand in it for now. And the same amount quarterly. Make sure it is the same set up where I have control." I needed to make sure my grandson and sweet daughter in law were taken care of.
"That will be set up this afternoon and I will get them to overnight the debit card and checkbook out to Mrs. Cullen."
"Good and Jenks deposit same amount into Edward's account." A gift for him and Bella to make up to them some for that disaster of an anniversary party.
"Thank you Jenks that is all for now. Say hello to your wife for me."
"Thank you Dr. C and say hello to Esme as well." We ended the call and I sighed again and picked up the phone.
"Dad?" Emmett sounded shocked that I was calling him so soon.
"I just wanted to inform you that I have frozen the accounts that I had open for you. I will not use this family's money to fund your life of sin with that woman. You will now be supporting yourself." I said coolly.
"What the hell dad?!" He bellowed.
"Emmett you are not the man I raised. I'm severely disappointed in you and to be honest right now I don't want anything to do with you. I will not stand in your Mother's way if she chooses to be in touch with you, however for the foreseeable future I don't want to see you."
"But Dad…" I cut him off.
"I'm sorry Emmett. I don't know who the hell you are. Because the son that I love, the one I raised would never betray his wedding vows. He would never hurt his wife and son just to fulfill his own sinful desires. I cannot comprehend this travesty you have inflicted upon this family. Your selfishness astounds me. Not only did you destroy your marriage, you destroyed your wife. I saw her eyes Emmett, you killed the life out of them. And what about Riley? Did you think of him at all when you were allowing your penis to think for you?" I spat.
"Dad I'm in love I'm sorry…" Once again I cut him off.
"You're in love. I get it. I also remember you telling Kate you love her." I retorted. "And outside of your own marriage you also hurt the rest of your family. And poor Bella and Edward you ruined their anniversary party because of your selfishness. How you could bring that woman here that night I can't even begin to understand." I couldn't fight with him anymore. "I have to go Emmett. Goodbye." I hung up the phone slowly. I didn't know when I would talk to my oldest child again. I wasn't sure if I ever really wanted to.
My greenhouse, my beloved flowers. They are predictable unlike people. Unlike my children. I should qualify that, unlike Emmett and Alice. Edward is thoroughly predictable, he'll be found someplace either thinking of or being with Bella. Their love was something so powerful that if I wasn't so happy with my soul mate I might be jealous of my own child.
My darling Alice is unpredictable in a nice way. Instead of going the normal expected route, she took control of her own destiny and started her own business. One that she has made highly successful. I'm so proud of my little girl.
My oldest child however has disappointed me. I never thought that would happen. He was such a good kid, watching out for the others and never getting called to the principal's office. Unlike Edward who we would get calls about, often. He often beat up any guy who looked the wrong way at Bella and in Edward's mind that was if they looked at her period. Luckily he outgrew his jealousy and realized no matter how much the other guys may look, for Bella it's only him. It was always him for her.
Now my good boy who tried to keep the others out of trouble was the one in trouble. The one who destroyed his family. I was so torn between running and trying to make things better for my baby or grabbing my husband's nine iron and beating him.
I was startled out of these thoughts by my cell phone ringing.
"Mom do you know what Dad did?" Emmett's voice came over the line. God what had Carlisle done?
"No I'm afraid I don't Emmett."
"He cut me off and told me that he is no longer a part of my life." I groaned a little. Carlisle's father cheated on his mother and he was very sensitive when it came to the subject of adultery. I could easily see him cutting Emmett off for it.
"That's between you and your father son. I'm not getting involved with this matter." I told him firmly.
"But Mommy." He whined.
"No Emmett, unlike you I care about my marriage and I am not about to mess it up by fighting with your father about whether or not it was a good idea to cut off his philandering son. You've made your bed, now you need to lay in it and face the consequences."
"I never meant for anyone to get hurt." He says in a soft voice.
"Well clearly you didn't think through your actions. You've hurt your whole family Emmett. In one way or another you have effected all of us. I think you need to take a step back and look at the mess you created. Look at it through eyes that are not tainted with your lust for that woman, look as an impartial third party. You need to realize what you've done. Once you have maybe then your father will see fit to turn the accounts back on."
"Fine Mom. Love you." He said pathetically.
"Emmett I'm your mother and I carried you for nine months in my body, I will always love you. I'm not proud of you right now and I'm not sure I like you at the moment though." Honest words flew from my lips before I could stop them.
"Bye." He hung up and I sighed walking back into the main part of the house.
"Carlisle?" I called out for my beloved.
"Yes dear?" He answered from his study.
"Emmett just called me to say you cut him off."
"Yes I did." He said bluntly.
"That's fine dear I just wanted to tell you the same thing I told him, I'm not getting in the middle of this particular issue. It's up to you to decide what the children get of your father's and grandfather's money." I told him kissing his cheek.
"Thank you love. I promise not to bring you into this issue." I nodded.
"That's all I ask." I then attached my lips to his for a deep kiss. "Now do you want to go play naughty nurse?" I asked suggestively.
"Hell yes." He grabbed my hand and took off with me in tow to our bedroom. God I love my sexy husband.
I picked up the phone and dialed. After all this time I was finally able to repay, finally able to give her the only thing she wanted after all she had given me.
"Hello?" The feminine voice came down the line.
"Hey, I have news." I told her.
"Really?" He cool voice had a tint of interest in it.
"I've found him for you." I heard a sigh of relief on her end.
"After all these years. Where are you?" She asked.
"Seattle. I should warn you he lives here with his wife." I knew she needed to hear that part even if it hurt her.
"I see." He voice held no emotion.
"How do you want to handle this?" I asked her.
"I'm flying out there. After I see him we are even and you are free." That was a relief though I would still stay close and loyal to her.
"Do you want me to meet you at the airport?"
"No that might blow your cover, I will get a rental. I'll call you with details we will meet up there discreetly I will call you back later with the meeting location."
"Sounds good. See you soon."
"Yes, yes you will and so will he." She said ominously. I almost felt sorry for him. Almost.
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