Welcome to the third and final installment to my 'What I'd Do For You' series. I want to thank all the people who have stuck with this story, especially those who review. I heart you all.
And special thanks to Piita Masen, who will be translating this series into Spanish.
"For all my blessings I'm surely grateful" – from "The Scene is Dead; Long Live the Scene", Cobra Starship
"He's beautiful, Bella." Alice said softly, cradling Anthony in her arms. "You and Edward make such pretty babies."
I smiled and patted her hand. "Thanks, Alice. But you know perfectly well that Andrew is adorable too." I pointed out, and Alice giggled.
"That's true. But really, he's just about the cutest baby I've ever seen. I mean, look at him! Only three months old, and he's already got all the ladies wrapped around his tiny little finger." She cooed, and I rolled my eyes.
"Just like his father." I said wryly, just as Edward came into the room.
"What about me?" He asked suspiciously, sitting down on the couch next to me. His hand immediately went to my thigh, squeezing gently.
"Nothing, baby." I grinned, leaning over and kissing him on the lips. "We were just talking about how you're such a ladies man." I teased, and Edward groaned and shook his head. "Oh come on, Edward. We all know you're a complete stud." I pointed out.
"That's true. But trust me, you're the only lady that gets my attention." He promised, a crooked grin spreading across his face. He kissed me passionately, his hands coming up to frame my face.
Our kiss continued until Alice cleared her throat pointedly. Edward and I broke apart, and I felt all the blood rushing to my cheeks. "I think maybe the two of you should give it a rest. Edward, you may end up getting her pregnant again."
"That's not happening again anytime soon." I said lightly, and Edward looped his arm around my waist. "I think we're in over our heads with Elizabeth and Antony."
Alice sighed and got up from her chair; putting Anthony in his bassinet. "Well, at least this one is still relatively immobile. I've got Andrew, who can't seem to sit still for five consecutive minutes and is constantly breaking things-" Just then, I heard a loud crash coming from upstairs.
"What was that?" Edward called loudly, and I heard giggling coming from upstairs.
"Andrew!" Alice shouted, getting out of her chair again and stomping upstairs. "I'll be right back." She said to us over her shoulder.
She left us just as Anthony started to whimper from his crib. I glanced at the clock and sighed, letting my head flop against Edward's shoulder. "He's hungry." I sighed, making a move to sit up. But Edward gently pushed me down and stood up himself.
"I've got it. You guys should get going." He said, walking over to the bassinet and picking up Anthony. "You pumped earlier, didn't you?" He asked, moving towards the kitchen.
"Yeah." I yawned. I watched as Edward took Anthony into the kitchen, and then I stood up and reached for my purse. Alice and I were planning to take Andrew and Elizabeth to the movies this afternoon, and I was looking forward to it. I hadn't got out of the house very often since Anthony was born, so I was excited. Edward would be staying at home with Anthony, and I knew everything would be fine.
Unlike Elizabeth, who had been a complete daddy's girl, Anthony was a mommy's boy. He loved to be held by Edward when I wasn't around, but if I was in the room, he wanted to be in my arms. In fact, he wouldn't even cooperate when Edward tried to give him a bath or take him away from me. I loved it. Elizabeth was still completely loyal to Edward; she followed him around, always wanted him to play with her, and was just entirely devoted to him.
"Say bye to mommy!" I said softly to Anthony, waving as Bella, Elizabeth, Alice, and Andrew got into the car and drove away.
The second Bella had handed Anthony over to me, he had started to whimper. But now that Bella was out of sight, he was smiling and cooing happily again; chewing absentmindedly on his hand. I kissed the top of his head and then walked into the living room, placing Anthony in his rocker.
"Hey, little guy, do you want to play?" I asked, holding out his brightly colored rattle. Anthony gurgled and attempted to grab for it, but his grasp still wasn't strong enough. The toy fell to the floor and Anthony pouted, kicking his feet angrily. I laughed and picked it up and put it aside, about to hand him another toy when the phone started to ring.
I made sure Anthony was strapped into his rocker, and then I headed to answer the phone.
"Hello?" I asked, not taking my eyes off Anthony, who was babbling and chewing on his fingers again.
"Edward, is Bella there?" Charlie asked, and I walked over to sit next to Anthony again.
"No, sorry, she went to a movie with Alice, Elizabeth, and Andrew." I answered, reaching out and swinging Anthony's rocker back and forth; making faces at him as he laughed happily, slapping his sticky hands together. "Can I help you with something?" I asked.
"Well…Renée has taken a turn for the worse." Charlie said in a hoarse voice. "The doctor says it won't be too much longer now…so I thought maybe Bella and Jasper could come to Forks to be here these last couple of days." He said, and my heart started to pound.
"I'll tell her. I'm sorry, Charlie." I said numbly, and then hung up the phone with a heavy heart.
I posted the first chapter just to tide you over until the series actually takes off. Please review!
Xoxo- Melodyella aka Mellie