Disclaimer – I do not own Twilight or any of its characters, but I did take a lot of really great pictures of some of the actors at the Twilight Convention in Houston last weekend! Yummy!
Things were a little tense between Bella and Charlie when we got home from our honeymoon. He had stopped by the house for Sunday lunch when Bella confronted him about his relationship with Sue, Leah's mother. When he admitted that they had been seeing each other off and on for about six months, Bella lost it. I have never seen her so angry. She laid into him, telling him that he was being an ass and that she was offended that he was keeping things from her.
"Maybe I was afraid you would act like this, Bells!" He said, "I wasn't happy about it, but I respected your decision when you got together with that weasel, Mike Newton! I wasn't happy about it, but I accepted that you got married behind my back to Edward. I wasn't happy about it, but I accepted that you worked nights at a strip club. There are a lot of things that I have accepted, even though I didn't like it, just because I respect you and want you to be happy. I can't believe that you would be so narrow minded not to do the same thing for me!" He stomped out the door and drove away.
It took me a good couple of hours to get her to calm down. Later that afternoon a car pulled up in the driveway. It was Sue. She was dragging Charlie back to the house to see Bella. I have to admit, my first reaction when I saw Sue force Charlie out of her car and drag him up to the front door was "Oh shit!"
I let them in and led them into the kitchen where Bella was doing dishes. The doorbell rang, so I went to answer it. It was Leah and Seth. "Mom said we needed to come over here right now." Seth said, "She never says right now, so we came right over. What's going on?" He looked confused, but Leah just snickered.
Bella, Charlie, and Sue had moved into the living room, so I led Seth and Leah in there. Once we were all seated, Sue spoke up. "Bella, Leah, Seth… I wanted to get the three of you together to get this over with. I only want to say this once, so listen up!"
She looked at each one of them before she continued, "Charlie loved Renee more than life itself and I felt the same way about Harry, but the fact of the matter is that they are both gone. They have been gone for a long time. We will always love them and miss them but the cold hard truth is this… When they died we DID NOT die with them. We are alive so why shouldn't we live our lives and be happy? Charlie and I are happy together. We know that some part of our hearts will always belong to someone that is gone and we accept that from each other."
She looked at Bella, "I am not trying to replace your mother. She was a good woman and a great friend. If I thought that loving your father was in any way disrespectful of Renee I wouldn't do it." She turned to Leah and Seth, "Kids, you know how much I loved your father. I am not kidding myself that Charlie is ever going to take his place. They are two separate men. I know that and I love them both."
Leah was trying to stifle a laugh but Seth and Bella both looked ill. Apparently Seth wasn't taking things well either. Seth opened his mouth to speak up but his mother gave him a look that clearly told him to keep quiet.
Sue turned to Charlie and said, "Charlie is there anything you would like to add?"
Charlie looked at Seth and Leah, "Kids, your dad was my best friend. I loved him very much and never once had any improper thoughts about your mom while he was alive. She was my best friend's wife and that's it. After he passed away, your mom and I became friends and that's all it was for a long time, but over the course of the last four years things started to change. Six months ago we decided not to fight it anymore. We didn't want to say anything to you guys about our feelings until we understood it ourselves. I wish we could have had this talk under better circumstances but I am glad we are finally having it, because I love your mother and I don't want to hide it anymore."
Leah turned to Sue and said, "Mom, if you want to be with Charlie, I don't have a problem with it. Your happiness is important to me. I don't want you to be lonely. I have known Charlie my entire life. He is practically already family. That is the only thing that bothered me a little. He has always been Uncle Charlie, now he is your boyfriend. That just kind of seems strange to me. It almost feels dirty, like you are messing around with a relative."
Sue took Charlie's hand and said, "I can see how you would feel that way. He has been around for a long time, but look at our hands." She held their entwined fingers up so Leah could see. "Do we look like we are even remotely related?" The contrast between Charlie's white hand and Sue's golden brown hand looked distinctly different. "Charlie could never be mistaken for a Quileute."
Leah started laughing. She glanced up at me. I knew she was thinking about the color of Charlie's ass, which was even whiter than his hands. I couldn't help it, I started laughing too. Pretty soon Bella caught on to what we were snickering about. Once she started laughing the tension in the room seemed to crumble. Charlie and Sue had no idea what we were all laughing about but they were laughing anyway.
By the time they left, Sue and Charlie were both in an open relationship that their kids were accepting, though not 100% comfortable with yet. I knew they would get over it eventually. It was just going to take some time.
By Christmas, Sue moved into Charlie's house. Leah and Seth started calling Bella their fair skinned sister. Everything seemed to be going well. Bella no longer felt obligated to cook and clean for Charlie but we still went over to their house every Sunday for lunch, along with Seth and Leah. We were becoming a close knit family. It was nice.
Bella's car finally died at the end of January so I bought her a new one for Valentine's Day. She was shocked when she stepped out the front door to find a shiny black Vanquish sitting in the driveway with a big red bow on top. She loves to drive it on the weekends, but during the week she still rides to school with me and Jasper in the Volvo.
During the summer, we went up to visit my parents. Dad loved showing Bella off at the country club. She impressed all of his friends. Mom took Bella shopping so we ended up coming back with three additional pieces of luggage full of clothes and other stuff. I guess mom has always wanted a girl, so now she has a daughter-in-law she feels like she can spoil her rotten. No, Bella could never be rotten.
When school started back up in the fall, a position finally opened up in the English department. Bella took the position and convinced her best volunteer, Paula, to apply for the position as school librarian. Bella's classroom was on the other side of the school, but we had the same conference period, so we still found time to see each other almost every day.
Alice forced Bella and Kate to go with her to Las Vegas for a conference that specialized in adult products and clothing. Jasper and I stayed at home. He had been the last three years. He said it was just a bunch of booths with people selling stuff. "It's like a giant sex shop flea market." He said, "I mean, how many different lubes, vibrators, and panties can one person look at in a day? Imagine spending an entire weekend walking through crowds of people as they try to get you to buy their handcuffs, leather underwear, or stripper shoes. It's a mess."
Bella called me late Saturday night from some party that the convention was sponsoring. She was shit faced drunk. "Edward, I bought something for you that I think you'll like. I am not going to tell you what it is. It will be a surprise. Do you miss me?" I could hear her walking and a door open.
"Bella, where are you?"
"I just walked into my room. Where are you?" I could hear rustling in the background.
"I'm at home. What are you doing?"
"I was digging through the bags of the things I bought today looking for batteries."
"Batteries? What do you need batteries for?"
"Oh, wait… I found them. Ok, just a second, let me open them really quick… Damn, why do they have to make it so hard to get into these things?" She dropped the phone and cussed. Finally she picked it back up. "Sorry about that. I dropped the phone, but I got the damn batteries open. Go in your office and turn on your computer."
I did as she said. She had emailed me a link to the convention website. There were webcams stationed around the convention floor so you can see the different booths. The convention was larger than I expected. There were even a few webcams in the ballroom where the party was still going on. I clicked it and saw people drinking and dancing. They looked like they were all having a good time.
"Ok, the computer's on. I got the link you sent. I'm looking at the party going on. There are a lot of people there. Are you having a good time?"
"Yes, it's been great. Ok, you should get another email in just a second. Let me know when it comes in." Just as she said that, a new email appeared in my mailbox.
"I just got it." It contained another link. When I clicked on it, I had to enter a username, password, and conference code. Bella told me how to log in. When the screen opened, I could see Bella lying on the bed in her hotel room. She was wearing only her bra and panties. "Bella, I see you." She looked drunk but adorable.
"I bought this wireless webcam. It has this cool base that attaches to anything. I have it stuck to the lampshade right now." She reached for the camera. I could see the image move around on the screen through the cracks in her fingers. When her hand moved away, I could see her reflection in the bathroom mirror. She was holding the camera up so I could see the mounting bracket. "See how it works? It's cool."
She carried me back in the hotel room and stuck me to the wall above the headboard then went to dig in the box again. "This is the best feature." she said as she held up what looked like a little car remote on a cord. She put it around her neck and pressed the button on the remote. The camera instantly readjusted itself so she was in the center of the screen. "Check this out. As long as I am wearing this, the camera follows me." She stumbled around the room and the camera followed her movements. There was a slight delay from the time that she moved to the time the camera moved to follow her, but it was not really noticeable as long as she didn't move quickly.
"Wow! That is pretty cool." I said as she went over to her bag and pulled out a sock that I knew contained a rubber cast of my penis. She had made it from a kit we brought back from Mexico. It was one of those strange items that we had no idea how we ended up with. She took off her bra and panties and dropped them to the floor before she flopped on the bed. I smiled, "Looks like someone misses me." I said with a chuckle.
"You don't even know." she slurred. "I wish you were here, Edward."
"I know, love. I wish I were there too." I said.
She smiled and blew me a kiss. "I love you."
"I love you too, Bella."
I watched as her eyes drifted closed and she fell asleep. Oh well, so much for hot webcam action. I sat there and watched her sleep for a little while. She looked so peaceful laying there naked snuggled up with a pink rubber penis. I was just about to turn off the computer when I heard the door to the room open. Kate and Alice appeared on my screen.
"Damn it, Bella! We are all sharing this room, remember! Put some fucking clothes on!" Kate yelled as she stumbled past the bed to dig in Bella's bag. She pulled out a sleep shirt and a pair of shorts for Bella.
Alice was laughing. They sat on the bed and propped Bella up so they could put the shirt on her. They slipped her shorts on her legs and pulled them up as far as they could before rotating her and sitting her up on the edge of the bed so they could pull them up further. It was funny watching them try to dress her while she mumbled complaints.
Alice took the remote off of Bella's neck and went to put it on the dresser, when she noticed the webcam. "Shit, this thing is still on." She approached the webcam and said, "Edward, are you still there?"
I let out a laugh and said, "Guilty as charged."
Alice smiled and said, "Thank god! I was afraid she had accidentally ended up on some strange website or something. How's it going there? Have you seen Jazz?"
"Yes we were hanging out today. He's good. Thanks for getting her dressed. She was pretty drunk. How's it going there? Have you found anything interesting for the store?"
Alice nodded her head. "Yes, there are a few products that I am thinking about carrying. I will have to negotiate the prices down some, but I think it will work out."
Kate was trying to straighten out the blankets now that they had Bella situated correctly on the bed when she came across the pink rubber penis. "Holy shit, Bella! That thing had better be clean or I'm not moving it!"
Alice turned to look at what Kate was complaining about. "Hey, Edward, did Bella actually use this?" She pointed to the object in question.
"No, she had just got it out before she passed out." I said uncomfortably.
Alice picked it up and tossed it into Bella's luggage without giving it a second thought. I could hear Kate saying, "Damn, that thing's big! Garrett would be pissed if I had a toy that big. He would be intimidated by the competition. Isn't Edward worried about her getting stretched out or something?"
Alice said, "No, that is a cast of Edward's Johnson. Bella picked up the kit to make it in Mexico. I am still trying to find a distributor, so I can carry them in my stores. It's pretty good quality. I think it would sell."
Kate gave the pink thing another glance and mumbled, "I should have gotten some of that when I had the chance!"
Alice laughed and said, "Hello! Edward can hear you! Who do you think I am talking to on the webcam?" She pointed to the device on the wall.
Kate blushed and said, "Shit! Sorry about that Edward."
I laughed, "No problem. I guess I had better let the two of you get ready for bed. Jasper and I are going with Emmett to the driving range in the morning, so I should get some sleep. Good night, ladies." They both said good night then Alice turned the webcam off.
As I lay in bed that night, thinking about my life, I couldn't fight back the smile. I was happier then I have ever been in my life. Bella was everything I could ever want in a woman and more. I couldn't imagine myself ever loving anyone as much as I loved that woman! I missed her terribly when we were apart and couldn't get enough of her when we were together. I just knew that it would be that way for the rest of our lives.
I drove to Seattle to pick up Alice, Kate, and Bella from the airport. With all three ladies in the car with me, there was no room for Jasper, so he stayed home. Alice was telling me about the products she intended to put in the store. Kate was laughing and telling me how Bella reacted to some of the displays. Apparently Bella spent a lot of time blushing and snickering. Bella just rolled her eyes and told me to ignore her.
After dropping Kate in Port Angeles, we headed home. Jasper helped unload the luggage from the car. He wasn't even trying to hide how happy he was to see Alice. She giggled and told him that she had a ton of new products for them to sample. He was smiling like a Cheshire cat as they went inside.
I carried Bella's bags inside and sat them on the floor in our room, before snatching her up for a kiss. "I missed you so much!" I said honestly.
"I missed you, too." she said between kisses.
"It was very mean of you to tease me with the webcam then pass out like you did." I said playfully.
"I'm sorry. I didn't mean to leave you hanging like that." Her eyes lit up and she said, "Hey, let's use the webcam to tape ourselves! I think it will be fun! What do you think?"
"If that's what you want." I said with a smile. "You know I aim to please."
She dug through her things and pulled out the webcam. I filled out the warranty card and put it in the pile of stuff to be mailed. Bella got impatient, saying that we could do that later, so she took the thing away from me and started setting it up on her own. I had only read through half of the instructions when she was done. She put it on top of the TV in our room. She had it routed to her laptop and set to record.
"Ok, the laptop will record everything and then I will burn it onto a DVD so we can watch it on the TV whenever we want." she said with a smile. "Now, go change into something sexy!"
"What would you like to see me in?" I asked as I headed to the closet.
"Leather!" she said as she dug through her dresser drawers for her own outfit. We didn't always get dressed up for sex, but when we did, it was usually pretty hot.
When I came out of the closet, Bella had a surprise for me. Our bed now contained restraints! There were four black straps, one for each corner of the bed. One end was attached with Velcro around the leg of the bed and the other end contained a black cuff that was lined in black faux fur.
Bella was wearing a black leather corset that pressed her breasts up into delicious mounds, some black fish net thigh high stockings, her tall leather boots, and tiny leather shorts that laced up the back. Her hair and make up were done and she was wearing the lace blindfold. Every nerve in my body tingled! I love it when my sweet sexy Bella lets Miss Izzy come out to play!
I stood in the doorway wearing the black leather pants she bought me a few months ago. They fit tight and were low on my hips. The front had two rows of buttons holding the front panel of the pants in place. I wasn't wearing any underwear, or course, so the flat panel in the front showed off the bulge of my erection. I was wearing black leather boots that had silver chains around the ankles, a black bandana, and a tight black sleeveless t-shirt. She looked at me and licked her lips. She tossed my sunglasses to me as she turned the webcam on and hung the sensor around her neck.
She walked toward me slowly, like a cat on the prowl. I stood perfectly still with my hands behind my back. The camera followed her as she moved.
"I bring gifts for you, Dante." she said as she ran a finger from my lips, down my neck, down my chest, across my stomach, and hooked in the front of my pants. "I believe you will enjoy my gifts. Come look what I brought you." She pulled me toward her.
We reached the dresser. There were three bags sitting on top. She reached inside the first bag and pulled out a black leather collar and a silver chain leash. Oh, so this is how she wants to play. Ok, I'm game! She ran her fingertip along my chest as she walked around behind me to attach it around my neck. Once she made her way back to the front, she attached the leash.
"I think I like you like this, Dante." she said as she gave the leash a gentle tug.
She reached in the second bag and pulled out a little velvet box, like something you would expect to contain jewelry.
"I think you are really going to enjoy this, but first you need to take off your shirt."
She unclipped the leash from my collar. I slowly pulled the shirt up over my head, making sure to flex all of my toned muscles as I did. When I tossed the shirt aside she reattached the leash. The chain was cold where it caressed the center of my chest. She opened the little box. Inside were a bag with tiny black rubber bands and a little suction devise that had a clear top and a black rubber bulb. It looked like a larger version of the thing people use to clean babies' noses.
"These are nipple enhancers." she said as she pulled a black rubber band out of the bag and slid it on the clear end of the device. "I know you are not particularly fond of nipple clamps, so this is the next best thing." she said as she squeezed the black bulb and placed the clear end over my nipple. When she let go, it created a vacuum, sucking my nipple into the clear end. She slipped the black rubber band off of the device onto my nipple and then released my nipple from the device. She did the same thing to my other nipple. Now my nipples were sticking out with tiny black bands keeping them hard. They didn't hurt like the other nipple clamps Bella had. I swear those other clamps were designed to crack walnuts! These were more like tiny cock rings for my nipples. The sensation was… titillating!
She reached in the last bag and pulled out a blindfold that was leather on one side and faux fur on the other. "This will help enhance everything." she said as she stepped between me and the camera to take my sunglasses off and replace them with the blindfold.
She led me to the bed and had me lie down in the center while she put the cuffs on my wrists. She pulled my boots off and sat them aside and then attached the cuffs around my ankles. I was tied to the bed wearing leather pants, a bandana, a blindfolded, a collar, and nipple things! My dad would shit if he saw me like this!
I felt her gently kiss my lips. I almost jumped out of my skin when her hair brushed across my nipples. I couldn't hold in the moan when she started flicking them with her tongue. I was enjoying it.
"Mmmm, I think you like your new toys!"
I felt the bed shift. She was now kneeling on the bed between my legs. I felt her hands run up the inside of my legs and across my dick. I let out another moan and lifted my hips to her touch. It had been too long.
"Your cock is so hard, Dante. Have you missed me?"
"Yes!" I could hear the desperation in my voice.
"Good." she said as the bed shifted again. "I missed you too."
I heard some shuffling beside the bed and then the bed moved again. She kissed each fingertip on my left hand then kissed her way up my arm to my shoulder and started making her way down my chest. The bed shifted again as she stopped to lick and tease each nipple then continued kissing, licking, and nipping her way down my abdomen. She had a knee on each side of my head but stayed too high above me for me to be able to reach her. I could feel her body heat and smell her skin. I turned my head to the side and started kissing her inner thigh. It was the only place I could reach.
"That feels nice, Dante." she said as she started unbuttoning my pants. "I just may let you have something else to kiss on, would you like that?"
"Yes." I moaned as I felt her slide the front panel of my pants down, freeing my dick.
I felt her warm breath on me just before her tongue flicked the tip of my dick. "I love the way you taste Dante." she said as her tongue circled the head of my dick.
"Fuck, Miss Izzy! That feels so fucking good!"
She giggled, "You like that, do you? Well let's see how you like this." She wrapped her lips around me and slid slowly down my length, taking me all the way in. I let out a moan. It felt so good and I wanted her so bad! As her head bobbed back up then went back down again I realized that I could feel her breasts on my stomach. She must have taken her corset off. If she took her corset off, maybe she took the shorts off too! I tried kissing my way up her inner thigh but the restraints were holding me down so I couldn't quite get to her.
"I want to taste you, Izzy. Please let me lick your beautiful pussy!" I begged.
"You have been a good boy. I guess you deserve a little treat." she said as she spread her knees further apart, lowering herself onto my anxious mouth. She was wet and delicious. The feel of her mouth around me, providing such glorious suction, and the heightened senses due to the blindfold, and nipple things made me want to grab her and fuck her hard. I guess that is the reason for the restraints. I was so worked up that I didn't even bother lightly teasing her with my tongue. I dove right in and started feasting on her pussy, showing her just how much I wanted her.
"Oh fuck! That feels so good!" she said as she started rocking her hips on my mouth. She was panting hard and moaning while her hand was stroking my cock. Finally she lowered herself back down and took me in her mouth. I was thrusting my hips up to her lips while she was grinding on mine. When she moaned, I could feel the vibrations in my dick which made me want her more. I could feel that I was getting close. She must have noticed because suddenly she stopped and got off of the bed.
I almost cried out from the loss of sensation. I was panting. My dick was twitching and my face was wet from her juices. I pulled at the restraints, but could not get free. All I could manage to do was beg. "Izzy, please! I'm so close! Please let me come!"
I heard a light buzzing sound. What is she doing? Is she taking care of herself while I lay here begging? I felt the bed move again.
"I have one more surprise for you, Dante. Well, actually, this is for both of us."
She stoked me a few times then I felt something snug slip over my dick. It felt like a cock ring at first, but when she slid it to the base of my cock, I could feel that there was something vibrating on the front. Oh, it must have a little vibrator attached to it for her clit! Nice! I felt her hot tongue lap at the pre-cum that had bubbled up at the tip of my dick while she fondled my balls. I love it when she does that! Next, I felt her slip something around my balls, holding them forward. It was snug, but not too tight. What the hell? I wanted to look to see what kind of contraption she was putting on me but I was blindfolded.
"Relax, Dante, you are going to love this!" she said as she ran her hands up my chest to tweak my tender nipples, causing me to moan. "That's it. Let go and enjoy it." She was circling the head of my dick with her tongue and caressing my nipples. It felt heavenly. I let out a breath I didn't know I was holding as my hips started to thrust toward her mouth, silently begging for her to stop teasing and suck me.
"That's it. Relax. Are you feeling better?" she asked seductively.
"Yes." I answered softly.
"Are you ready for more?" I could feel her fingers delicately stroking me, as her tongue lightly flicked at the head of my dick.
"Yes, please!" I wanted to feel her mouth around me again.
She traced little designs on my balls and gave them a little kiss and then turned on another vibrating device that I didn't realize was being pressed against the base of my nuts. I gasped. What the hell!
"Shhhh, relax Dante. Just enjoy the sensation." she said as she continued to caress my dick with her fingertips. I let out a ragged breath. "That's a good boy. Are you ok?"
"Yes." It came out sounding more like a question than a statement.
"Good. You tell me if it gets to be too much, ok?"
"Yes, Miss Izzy." I said as she kissed her way up my body.
As her lips reached mine, I kissed her with all of my pent up passion. She moaned in my mouth as she positioned herself above me. We both moaned loudly as she took me inside and slid down my dick. It felt so good and tight. I could never get enough of this woman! She didn't go all the way down. Before she reached the bottom, she lifted her body back up then stopped kissing me and sat up. I heard the sound of the chain leash and felt the tug on my collar as she wrapped it around her wrist.
"Are you ready for me, Dante? I am going to fuck you hard!" she said sounding ferocious. "And you are going to love every minute of it!"
She plunged back down on me, this time going all the way down. I felt the pressure on the vibrating nub in the front, as she took me all the way inside. At the same time, her pussy pressed against my nuts which put additional pressure on the vibrating devise at the back, intensifying the sensation. I swear I could feel it pulsing through my dick. Hell, I could feel it in my teeth! It was… wow!
"Fuck! That feels good!" I shouted.
"Yes, very good!" she said through clenched teeth.
She started fucking me hard and fast, using the leash to keep her steady. I could feel the pull on the collar around my neck. I was definitely going to have to watch this recording. I bet she looked sexy as hell. We were both panting and moaning. Each downward thrust causing a chain reaction of pleasure for the both of us. I couldn't get enough of her. I started thrusting my hips forward in time with her movements, meeting her half way and increasing the sensation even more.
"Oh fuck! I'm going to cum, Izzy!" I shouted.
"Yes, Dante!... YES!... YES!..."
She plunged down and started grinding on my dick, causing constant intense vibrations, as she started flicking my nipples with her fingertips. My brain was so overloaded that I couldn't even form sentences. I could feel her pussy clench down on my dick as she came. All I could do was scream out in pleasure as my body quaked with its own earth shaking orgasm.
She collapsed on me for a moment then sat up to press the button on the remote, turning off the camera. She climbed off of me and kissed me softly before turning the vibrating things off and removed the magical contraption. We would definitely be using that again!
"That was so good!" she said breathlessly as she removed the blindfold. "I am so glad to be home." She reached up and released my wrists from the cuffs. "I hope you liked the stuff I picked up at the show."
"I loved them!" I said as I pulled her into my arms. "And I love you, Bella."
We only lay there for a moment before had to get ourselves cleaned up. We had promised Alice and Jasper we would come over and watch the Mariner's game and we were already running late.
When we arrived next door, Jasper and Alice were sitting in the living room looking a little disheveled. Apparently they had a pretty good welcome home as well.
"Sorry we're running a little late." I apologized as we came in. "What's the score? Did anything interesting happen while we were gone?" I said as I opened a beer and we took a seat on the loveseat.
They both broke out in giggles then Jasper said, "Yes, actually something really interesting DID happen while you were gone. Somehow the signal from the wireless cable router, for my TV, got crossed with some other wireless device preempting EVERY channel on my television. So up until a few minutes ago, we have been unable to watch the game." Oh shit! Maybe it was a problem with cable. I hope it wasn't the…
Alice giggled and said, "Nice leather pants, by the way! Oh, and Bella, I loved the boots! Where did you get those?"
OH SHIT! I turned and looked at Bella. She was just a red as I was. Ok, that's one thing we WON'T be using again! She told Alice that she found them on the internet. I was relieved when all attention went back to the game on TV! I hope none of the other neighbors picked up that signal!
Edward drove me to the doctor's office on the morning of our second anniversary. We had been talking about trying to have a baby for a few months and decided to finally discuss it with the doctor. You know how Edward is with planning… He wanted to know all the details so he was carrying a notepad with questions he already had written out. I almost felt bad for the doctor. The man could get a little over the top sometimes.
Some of the questions were good, like: "How long should we wait after Bella stops using birth control before we try?" And some were pretty stupid, like: "When would be the best times during a month to try to conceive?" (Like we weren't already doing it almost every night anyway) and "Which hospital would Bella be going to for the delivery?" (There is only ONE hospital in Forks, Duh!)
As typical, when visiting my gynecologist, the first thing they ask you to do is pee in a cup and stand on a scale. It doesn't matter who you are. I am pretty sure if you walked into that office and just asked to use the phone, they would hand you a little cup and send you to the bathroom first!
Edward thought this was the funniest thing he had ever seen. In the two years that we had been married, NEVER had he ever known me to pee in a cup. He questioned the logistics of it all, like, 'How do you aim?' and all that shit. I just sent him off to the exam room that I was going to be in and told him to shut up. When I was done, I went to join him.
He was staring at a poster of the various vaginal diseases. He looked rather green. "Bella, my love, if your pussy ever starts looking like that, I am afraid I am going to have to stop having sex with you. I mean, you could still blow me, but I don't think I would be able to return the favor."
I heard the nurse snicker as she stepped through the door and Edward blushed. "The doctor is running a little behind schedule this morning so, in order to help speed things along, I am going to get the basic information down and answer whatever questions I can while we wait on the doctor. I see here that you are not due for your annual check up for another five months. So, what brings you in today?"
I glanced at Edward and smiled, "We have been thinking about trying to have a baby. My husband had a few questions he wanted to ask before we got really serious and started planning."
"Oh, ok. I can probably answer most of your questions, what do you want to know?" She asked cheerfully.
Edward handed her the notepad. "I wrote them all down."
She flipped through the questions and said, "Ok, most of this is pretty basic. Let me step outside and grab a few pamphlets for you."
She stepped out of the exam room and returned with three pamphlets. She opened the first one and was just about to get started when the doctor came in. The nurse immediately got up and stepped aside.
"Good morning, Mrs. Cullen." she said without looking up, as she was flipping through some paperwork in my file. "Sorry for the wait." She finally looked up and noticed Edward. "Oh, you must be Mr. Cullen." she said with a smile.
The nurse handed the doctor Edward's list and said, "Mr. and Mrs. Cullen are considering trying to conceive and had some questions they wanted to ask." She handed the notepad to the doctor who sat down and pulled out at pen and started writing on the paper.
Anxious to see what she was writing, Edward leaned forward. The doctor shifted slightly, blocking his view of the paper. I could see the faint smile she was trying to mask. I had been seeing her ever since I was a teenager, so I knew her expressions.
Finally she turned back to Edward and handed him the notepad. As he read the doctor's notes, he looked confused. I glanced over at the notepad…
How long should we wait after Bella stops using birth control before we try? The doctor had written "Don't bother."
When would be the best times during a month to try to conceive? She wrote, "My guess is probably sometime last month. Give me a few minutes and I can tell you for sure."
Which hospital would Bella be going to for the delivery? The doctor wrote, "Unless you want to risk having the baby on the side of the road somewhere, I would suggest the only hospital here in town."
"I don't understand" Edward said, "What do you mean the best time to try would be sometime LAST month?"
The doctor laughed and said, "Because I suspect that is when you actually conceived. Let's take a look, shall we?"
She pulled a machine over and asked me to lie on my back and undo my pants. She put some cold slimy goo on my stomach and used a device to smear it around. When she found what she was looking for, she used the machine to take some measurements.
"That looks like a peanut." Edward said. "What is it?"
The doctor chuckled and said, "That's your baby." She looked at my chart and said, "I see you have been using the NuvaRing, is that correct?" I nodded my head. "When was the last time you put a new one in?"
With this particular type of birth control, you put a rubbery ring inside your girly parts and left it there for three weeks, took it out for a week, then put a new one in for the next three weeks. I looked at the calendar on the wall.
"This Saturday will be three weeks, so I will have to take it out." I said. "That makes no sense. How can I be pregnant when I have been following the directions carefully?"
The doctor pulled out a paper sheet and said, "First, let's take a look inside and see what's going on. We'll step outside while you get changed."
The doctor came back in and used the ice cold torture device to open me up. Edward was fascinated by the process. The doctor confirmed that the ring was nowhere inside. Apparently it had somehow managed to come out, probably while we were having sex. I am glad the doctor didn't mention anything about noticing it in the bed after we were done, because Edward had become quite fond of sex in public. He liked it at home but he also like it out in the woods, late at night in the car on the side of the road, on the desk in his classroom, and occasionally on stage at Heidi's. There is no telling where we lost that thing!
She gave me some vitamins and some different pamphlets for us to read. She made some suggestions of books that may be helpful and set up my appointment for the next month. Edward was diligently writing things down on his notepad as the doctor spoke. By the time we left, he had four pages of notes written and the pamphlets and book list in hand.
We stopped by the book store on the way home and picked up a book called "What to Expect When You Are Expecting". It gave a weekly play by play of what was going on inside my body and what I should be doing. It was a good book.
Instead of going out on the town for a night of drinking and dancing to celebrate our anniversary, we decided to stay in and call our family members to tell them our good news. Needless to say, everyone was ecstatic!
As we snuggled together in bed that night, Edward commented about us still doing things backwards by getting pregnant before we start trying. I just smiled and gave him a kiss.
On April 15th, at 10:18 in the morning, my amazing wife gave birth to our beautiful daughter, Marissa Renee Cullen. When I held the tiny baby in my arms for the first time, I cried so hard the nurse had to wipe the tears from my eyes. I never wanted to let her go. Bella did such a great job during the delivery. She only threatened to castrate me twice!
My parents were there, along with Charlie and Sue. Jasper, Alice, Kate, Emmett, Rosalie, and a few other friends all showed up at the hospital after it was over, at our request. It was touching. Jacob came in just as everyone else was about to leave.
"Jake!!" Bella said cheerfully, "I tried to call you earlier, but you didn't answer your phone and the answering machine didn't pick up."
"Sorry, I was on the other line ordering car parts and couldn't switch over. I thought it was Kate, so I called her when I was done. She told me that you had the baby, so I took a quick shower and came straight here."
Kate and Garrett got an apartment together back when Bella and I got married. When their lease was up, six months later, they decided it wasn't working out so they went their separate ways. Garrett took a job transfer to Atlanta. Kate swore she would never get in a relationship with a man again in her life. Working at Intrigue, she had access to pretty much any sex toy you can imagine, so she claimed that as long as she had spare batteries, she didn't need a man.
One night, about three months ago, Jake showed up in the store looking for something. I don't know exactly what it was, but Bella said it was a specialty item made of leather. Apparently Kate was impressed that he knew what it was and how to use it. She recommended some other device of some sort to go along with whatever it was he asked for. He bought it on the condition that she come to his house to properly demonstrate it for him. They have been seeing each other almost every weekend since that day.
Bella handed our baby to Jake. She looked so small in his huge arms. "Jacob," She said, "Edward and I have been talking and we wanted to ask you if you would agree to be Marissa's godfather."
I saw a tear slip down Jacob's cheek as he looked up at me for confirmation. I smiled and nodded my head. He looked down at the tiny little girl in his arms and said, "Hi, Marissa. My name is Jacob Black. I'm your godfather. When you get a little bit bigger, we are going to have lots of fun playing together."
Watching how gentle he was with Marissa warmed my heart. As I looked around the hospital room at Sue and mom hovering over Jacob's shoulder, cooing at the baby, our dads talking in the corner with proud looks on their faces, and the smiles from all of our friends as they shared in our moment of happiness, only one word came to mind… love.
A/N – Happy Tuesday! First of all, let me say that I have really enjoyed writing this story for all of you. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
I know this is technically the end of this story, but I do have some additional chapters planned as outtakes. They will be posted to this same thread, so don't worry about trying to find them. They will not be posted on any regular schedule. I will post them whenever I get around to writing them. As I mentioned before, I will be doing Mike's view of his relationship with Bella and their break-up, Emmett getting his gifts from Mexico (the goat's nut sack coin purse), and another dual performance with Izzy & Dante at Heidi's Parlor.
I asked for some suggestions for additional things you would like to see. Some of the suggestions I am going to try to do are…Jasper and Alice with stuff from her store and drunken Jasper in Mexico. Let me know if you can think of anything else you would like me to consider.
Stats update – Here, at the beginning of the Epilogue, we have 1681 people following through alerts and favorites. We also have 1509 reviews! I honestly never expected it to get this big. I have been completely floored by the number of people that are reading this from all over the world. I even received a review from Portugal just recently. That is on my list of places I would like to visit someday! Way Cool!
I want to thank all of you that have stuck with me through this entire process and have taken the time to review regularly. I appreciate each and every one of you, but I wanted to especially thank two special readers. First, I want to thank LordXeenTheGreat for making my day, each and every week, in two words or less. (It always made me laugh. When I received your review, I would call my best friend and tell her what the word of the week was.) I would also like the thank webiegirl who communicated with me pretty regularly through PM. I think we have talked so much that I kind of feel like she is family now.
Of course I have to get down on my knees and bow at the feet of my humble beta through this entire process, NoWayWithWords, for all of her support and encouragement. Well, maybe I won't actually get on my knees. It's usually dirty down there and people might get the wrong idea… Maybe I will just settle for buying her lunch instead.
Oh, One more thing…. I am actually on Twitter now. I live an incredibly boring life, but if you are interested, you can follow me at ALitlDistracted. (I had to shorten it quite a bit to make it fit.)
See you in the outtakes!
Christine (A Little Distracted)