Hey everyone, this is it. The last chapter of this story. i knowi said this the last time i updated but this is seriously the end. i will be starting the new story as soon as i can, as i have finished uni now for summer, so update will be more often as soon as i get a few chapters done.
This is quite a lengthy chapter, so i will let you read it now. see you at the bottom.
The journey back was no where near as stressful as the one we had over to Italy. However, I was sick again on the flight back. I hoped that it was only planes that set off the sickness, but I doubted it highly. I was great full however that I hadn't been ill every day, only twice.
When we landed back home, we decided to go back to my place for a few hours. I realised before we left Italy that I had totally forgotten about my cat when I just upped and left. But of course, Alice had taken care of it. When I got back to my house, the rooms were spotless and my cat was still alive.
I knew she was here because I could hear her upstairs, she must be sleeping.
"I see Alice didn't forget about your demon cat." Jasper said as he closed the door behind him.
"I know. I feel so bad that I left her with no food or anything." I said as I sat down on the sofa.
"Bella, she is a cat, if there was no food here she would have gone out and found some. She would have been fine." He said as he sat down next to me.
I snuggled into his side, as he wrapped his arm around me.
"When do we have to go see Carlisle?" I asked him.
"Later on this afternoon, we'll have a few hours here first before we go." He said.
I wrapped my arm around his waist and pulled myself closer to him.
"I know I'm going to sound like a pain in the arse now, but I'm thirsty. I need to go hunting." I said.
"I was waiting for you to say that. You haven't been for a few days and you were sick on the plane over here. Come on then." Jasper said, taking my hand and leading me out of the door and back to my car.
It didn't take us long to get to where I usually hunted. I got out of the car and almost immediately ran ahead to look for something. It was early evening, so all the animals that were around were settling down for the night soon so they wouldn't be in the mood to run very far. I hoped. I really wasn't in the mood to run after anything this evening.
I found a small group of wolves sitting in the clearing. There were about 5 adults and a small group of cubs. I think it must have been the maternal side of me that didn't want to see any of these cubs go hungry if I killed their mother. I decided to leave this group of animals and move on to another group.
It took me a little bit longer to find another group of animals. It was a small group of deer. Not as tasty as the wolves I had left behind, but they would have to do for now. I caught one and brought it down quickly and drained it. Normally, that would have been enough for me, but it didn't touch the burning in my throat as much as I needed it to, so I took down a few more. Still nothing. Jasper caught up at me and looked at the number of animals that I had taken down.
"Wow, you really were thirsty. It's only been a few days Bella. This looks like you haven't fed in weeks." He said.
"I know, and the bad thing is I'm still thirsty." I told him, the burning in my throat still there.
"How can you still be thirsty?" he asked me.
"I don't know! I just know that I am. I really need to go see Carlisle to see if he can think of any reason why I am like this." I told him.
"Maybe the pregnancy has something to do with it. I mean, you are feeding two now." He said.
"Maybe, but id rather have Carlisle opinion before I jump to my own conclusions."
Jasper needed to hunt a little as well, so we both went off looking for something. It had just taken down what felt like my 50th kill of the evening, when I heard something coming towards me. I instantly panicked and went straight into a defensive crouch, waiting for someone to jump out at me. After a few minutes, nothing happened so I relaxed. Suddenly out of no where, something landed on my back, I grabbed who ever had landed on me and threw them into the nearest tree. The loud squeak that came from the person I had just thrown was very familiar. I looked over my shoulder and groaned at the person I found on the floor.
"Alice. What are you doing?" I asked her as I helped her off the floor.
"I was trying to surprise you. I saw you coming back from Italy and then you needed to hunt, so I came to see you. Is Charlotte ok?" she asked me.
"Yes Charlotte is fine, her and Peter have gone their own way for a while, but they will be back soon. Did you come on your own?" I asked her.
"That's good to hear about Charlotte. No, Edward came with me, but I think he has gone ahead to find Jasper." She said, glancing around her.
Jasper must have been further away than I thought he was because I couldn't hear either him or Edward.
"So is there anything you want to tell me?" Alice asked, looking at me knowingly.
"Alice, if you know there is something for me to tell you, then you already know." I told her.
"I know, I just need to hear from you before I scream! So, are you really pregnant?"
"Well if you of all people have to ask then you already know the answer. But to protect my ears I will tell you. Yes, I am." I smiled at her.
Of course, that didn't stop her from screaming. She jumped on me and I fell to the ground.
"Oh my god Bella, this is so exciting. How far along as you?" she asked me, standing back up and pulling me to my feet.
"I don't know. We are going to go see Carlisle later to see if he can tell me anything. I just thought of something else that I can talk to him about." Rubbing my hand down my throat.
"What's the matter?" Alice asked me.
"I don't know. I've just taken down practically a whole herd of deer, and my throat still feels like I haven't hunted for weeks." I told her.
"Well come on then. I'm sure the guys aren't that far away. They can catch up with us." She said taking my hand and began to drag me with her, before someone grabbed my other arm.
"Really Alice, you think I'm going to let her go alone, when I need to see Carlisle too." Jasper said, pulling me against his chest.
"Hey Jazz. Sorry, I didn't know how far away you were. You know I wouldn't have done anything without you there." She said, as she went to give him a hug.
He hugged her back and lifted her tiny frame off the ground.
"Why do I think you are lying sweetheart." Edwards voice came from the woods behind Jasper.
"I love your confidence in me Edward." She said, as she went over to stand next to Edward.
"So are we going to see Carlisle or not?" I asked, as I pulled Jasper behind me as I made my way towards the Cullen's house.
I had to be honest, I was a little nervous about what Carlisle was going to say to me. As far as I am aware I am the only vampire who has been able to fall pregnant.
When we got to the house, I could hear Emmett and Rosalie in the living room watching TV.
"Look who I found!" Alice sang as she skipped into the house.
"Hey Bella, long time no see. How are you?" Emmett asked me from the sofa.
"I'm fine. Had a rather…hectic few weeks." I told them.
"Oh yeah we heard about that. Is Charlotte ok?" Rosalie asked me, leaning over the back of the sofa.
"Yes, she is fine. Her and Peter have gone their own way for a while. That isn't the only thing. I'm not sure if Alice has said anything or not so I'd better tell you. I'm going to have a baby." I said. To me it sounded like the most normal thing in the world, but I knew to a house of Vampires it sounded like a joke.
"Are you serious?" Rose asked me.
"Deadly. That's why I'm here I need Carlisle's expertise on this little matter." I said, looking around wondering where the hell Carlisle was.
"He is upstairs in his study" Edward said from behind me.
"haven't I blocked you from my head once?" I asked him.
"Yes, but you have let your guard down. Now I can hear it just as well as anyone else." He said, grinning.
I really couldn't be bothered to deal with this again. I came here to see Carlisle, so I ignored Edward and took Jasper by the hand and pulled him towards the stairs.
"Congratulations by the way Bella." Rose called from the bottom of the stairs.
When we got to the top of the stairs, I went to knock on the door to Carlisle's study. It would have been totally pointless, because he knew I was coming, and called me in before I reached the door.
"Hello Bella. How are you?" he asked me as I walked into his office.
"I'm fine. I'm assuming you heard the conversation down stairs?" I asked him.
"I did" he sighed
"Are you certain you are pregnant?" he asked me.
"Well it is either that or she has a small drum in her stomach." Jasper said from behind me.
"It has a heart beat?" Carlisle asked, sounding surprised.
"Yes, it has a heart beat." I answered him.
"How long have you been having symptoms?" Carlisle asked.
"I'm not sure. About 2 weeks. Maybe longer" I said. I hadn't really been keeping track of the days since the whole Charlotte thing.
"That is early for the heart to start beating. Would you mind if I ran a few test to try and figure this out?" he asked as he walked back over to his desk.
"I was hoping you would run a few test if in honest Carlisle." I told him, running my hand over my stomach.
"I will do what ever I can to help Bella. I know how scary this must be for you, but I promise you will be fine." Carlisle assured me.
"Oh, I'm not scared Carlisle. Surprised obviously, but I wouldn't say that I'm scared about this." I said, smiling to myself.
The only reason I can think of that Carlisle would have an ultrasound scanner in his office was that she he was a doctor, or that Alice had told him about the visions that she had on me having a baby and he wanted to be prepared, I don't know.
Now, I know that I have had children before now, but that was over 100 years ago, the whole concept of pre-natal care was new to me.
"Would you like to have a scan Bella? I can't guarantee we will be able to see anything mind you, but we can try?" Carlisle said.
"Why do you think we wont be able to see anything?" Jasper asked.
"Because our skin is so thick, there is no guarantee that the scanner will be able to get deep enough to create an image." Carlisle explained.
I looked over at Jasper, and he looked disappointed when Carlisle said that there was a chance that we wouldn't be able to see the baby.
Carlisle got the machine up and running and tried to get a picture of the baby up on the screen, but he proved his theory right and couldn't get an image. I was a little disappointed at the fact that I couldn't see my baby, but as long as I knew that she was happy and healthy inside there I really didn't mind not being able to see.
As soon as Carlisle had finished with the scan, he asked me if I had any questions that I wanted answers too. So I thought I would ask him about my recent hunting trip. My throat was burning again, and I have only been back about an hour.
"I do have one question. I have went hunting about an hour ago, and I took down at least twice as many animals that I would normally need, and I am still thirsty." I told him.
"Do you feel any difference after you have fed?" Carlisle asked me.
"No. I feel lie I haven't fed for weeks, and it has been an hour." I said.
Carlisle looked confused at what I had just told him.
"Have you ever thought about changing your diet?" Carlisle asked me.
"No! I'm not going to kill people Carlisle. How can you even suggest that?" I asked him shocked.
"I know it isn't an ideal situation, but think about it. Our diet goes against our nature. The only reason it works for us is because we force ourselves to keep to it, but this baby isn't going to know that. And I believe there is a way that you can get the blood that you need to keep yourself and this baby healthy. I can bring you back bags of blood from the hospital, so that you can keep yourself and your baby healthy. Like, I said, it isn't an ideal situation but it is the only option that I can think of." Carlisle said.
"As long as you don't think I'll have to go out and kill people." I said, as I sat up off the bed, pulling my shirt back down.
"I promise you that won't be necessary." Carlisle said.
I got up off the bed, and I stumbled a little. Thankfully, Jasper caught me, and stood me back up. Carlisle looked worried, but I assured him I was fine. It was a normal think to happen to me since I became pregnant.
"Are there any more surprises that are going to arise from this pregnancy Bella?" Carlisle asked me.
I answered him, by yawning.
"She sleeps as well. Not as often as humans, but often enough for it to be strange for us." Jasper answered for me.
Carlisle gave me a strange look, which I felt was going to happen a lot for the next few months.
"I'll just take her home. We practically went into the house and went hunting. We'll come back tomorrow, then we can let Alice loose with baby stuff." Jasper said, running his hands over his face.
"Ok, go home and sleep and I will see you tomorrow." Carlisle told me as I walked out of his office and back down the stairs.
I called goodbyes to everyone in the house before going out the door.
I only just realised when I got outside the house that we didn't drive here.
"I forgot that we ran here." I said as I leaned against Jaspers side, becoming more and more tired as the seconds went on.
I felt Jasper chuckle next to me.
"Would you like to me to carry you?" he asked me, knowing that normally I would tell me 'No way in hell' but with the way I was feeling at the moment, I nodded against his shoulder.
Jasper picked me up and swung me onto his back. I wrapped my arms around his neck and rested my head on his shoulder. I never realised how fast Jasper ran until I was on his back. Before I knew it we were home.
"You ok back there?" he asked me as I slowly loosened my grip from around his neck.
"Can we please not make a habit of that? I really don't want another reason to be sick." I said as I climbed off his back and went into my house.
My cat had woken up by the time I came back, and wound around my legs purring. I picked her up and gave her a cwtch. I could feel her purring in my arms, but at the same time glaring at Jasper over my shoulder.
"Have you missed me baby girl? I'm sorry I left you." I said, as I kissed me fluffy head.
"Do you have to talk to it like it's a baby?" Jasper asked me.
"Well she is like my baby. Anyway, you better get use to it. In a few months it the only thing you are going to hear." I said as I put bobby back on the floor. She went straight to the kitchen window and pawed at it to go outside.
I opened the window and let her out into the night.
As soon as I went back into the living room to sit on the sofa, Jasper stopped me.
"Don't sit down Bella, go to bed. If you sit down you wont go to bed. You need rest." Jasper said as he lead my upstairs.
I really didn't have the energy to argue with him, so I let him lead me upstairs.
I don't think I have ever been as happy as I was at this moment when I saw my bed. I didn't even change into pyjamas, I simple took off my clothes and fell into bed in my underwear.
I could hear Jasper moving around in the room, but I really didn't pay attention to him. Me and my pillow were having a nice catch up. I've never realised how comfy my bed was, having never needing to sleep in it before.
I felt Jasper get into bed next to me, and I instinctively moved so that I was close to him.
He wrapped his arms around me and held me close to him.
"Bella, before you fall asleep on me, can I ask you something?" he asked me.
"You can, but I can't guarantee a conscious answer." I mumbled.
"I'll take my chances. Bella, will you marry me?" He asked me.
Now if anything was going to wake me up, that was it.
"What?" I asked him sitting up to look at him.
"Bella, I love you so much, you are having my baby, however impossible it may be. You have given me the best gift that any could give me. I want to give you something back." He told me.
"You have given me so much already, but if you think you can give me anymore, you are more than welcome to try." I said, smiling with tears running down my face.
"Is that a yes?" he asked me.
"Yes." I told him.
Jasper leaned forward and kissed me. I wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him back.
Jasper broke the kiss reluctantly and moved me back.
"As much as I would like to continue with this, you have to sleep. Carlisle said so." Jasper said as he laid me back down and pulled the covers back over me.
"Fine, I'll go to sleep. Don't let me go. I sleep better when you are with me." I asked him.
"I'll never let you go." He said as he kissed the side of my head.
"I love you." I said before I drifted off to sleep.
"I love you too Mrs Whitlock" That was the last thing I fell asleep.
That is it. Finished! Let me know what you thought. I am letting you know now, i'm not going to be writing a wedding scene for these two. I really dont have the energy to write a whole new wedding scene. But the story wont be up for a week or so yet, just thought i'd let you know.
I am updating this now at 1 a.m, so im very tired and plan on sleeping soon. hopefully i will have lots of your reviews to read soon.
I will see you all soon.