Yes, I know, I know... I'm back yet again lol. This story is called Against All Odds. It's another Edward and Bella story. Takes place in Breaking Dawn. I'm warning you know this is not going to follow the book exactly. But as most of you who have read my other stories already know, I don't venture too far from the true storylines. Anyway, this story shows what happens if Bella never dropped that cup of blood and reached for it. Also what would happen if she survived the surgery Carlisle was going to perform to get Renesmee safely out. Will Bella still decide to stay human like she wanted while on her honeymoon? Will she want more kids first? Read and find out!

The lyrics are from one of my favorite songs from Starship. For those of you born in or around the 80's (like me) might know the song. It reminds me of Edward and Bella in Breaking Dawn. I had to add them in because I've never set a story around a song before, and that's how much I think this song is for Edward and Bella. It's available on YouTube if you want to listen to it.


Lyrics: Starship, Nothing's Gonna Stop us Now

Lookin' in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that I found is too good to be true
Standing here beside you, want so much to give you
This love in my heart and I feel it for you
Let 'em say we're crazy, I'll give a path
Put your hands in my hand baby don't ever look back
Let the world around us, just fall apart
Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart
And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us
Nothing's gonna stop us
I'm so glad I found you
I'm not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes
I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what I'm gonna do

Let 'em say we're crazy
What do they know?
Put your hands in my hand baby, don't ever let go
Let the world around us
Just fall apart
Baby we can make it
if we're heart to heart
And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us
Nothing's gonna stop us
Now, all that I need is you

All that I ever need in the whole of the world to do
Is hold you forever, ever and ever,

And we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us
Nothing's gonna stop us

we can build this thing together
Standing strong forever
Nothing's gonna stop us now

And if this world runs out of lovers
We'll still have each other
Nothing's gonna stop us
Nothing's gonna stop us now


Against All Odds

Things were looking up. I was going to make it through this pregnancy, we were going to make it through. I placed my hand gently on my rounded stomach, where my baby slept safe and warm. The room was quiet and dark, the only light was streaming from the silent TV. Well, it was silent to my human ears. The still vampires around me had no trouble hearing it. I knew it was late and I should be sleeping, but I wasn't tired. I couldn't see him over the blanket, but his cool, stone hands slid under my sweatpants and caressed my calves. I didn't realize how warm I was until he touched my skin. I let my mind wonder over the days events as Edward's cool hands cooled me down.

Tomorrow was the big day. Carlisle would be back with more blood for the baby, and incase I needed it during the cesarean. I was nervous about it, mainly because I have never had surgery in my life. Plenty of broken bones and stitches, but no surgery. I had faith in Carlisle and Edward. I knew they'd keep us safe. Plus with Edward able to hear his thoughts, he could tell him if something was wrong. I was relieved at that. Although why Edward could hear his thoughts and not mine was a mystery. I didn't mind, I like my mind silent.

"Bella, love, get some sleep." Edward said softly. His voice sounding like music in the darkness.

I didn't answer him, hoping he would think I was sleeping. His hand disappeared from my leg and I felt it inching towards my head above the blankets. I quickly closed my eyes just as his fingers wrapped around the edge of the blanket and pulled it away from my face. I felt the vibration of his laughter from my feet on his lap. "You're not fooling me. I can tell you're not asleep."

I opened one eye and peeked up at him. His teeth glowed from the light of the TV as he smiled down at me. I smiled back as innocently as I could.

"Is the baby keeping you awake?" He asked, pulling the blanket below my stomach. His hands slid under his sweatshirt I was wearing, since none of my clothes fit me anymore. Again, his cool touch felt nice against my skin.

I shook my head. "No, he's perfectly still."

Edward nodded, agreeing with me. "I can't feel or hear him, so why are you awake?"

"Do you need anything?" Rosalie asked from the chair.

"No, I'm fine. Just too wired to sleep."

Rosalie nodded and went back to watching TV.

Edward sighed heavily and scooted me to the edge of the couch and fitted himself perfectly behind me. For the first time since our honeymoon I curled into him as best as I could. Our legs tangled together and I wanted nothing more than to be closer to him, but my stomach was in the way. Edward kept the front of the sweatshirt above my stomach, his hand slid behind me, pressing me closer to him. I buried my face in his shirt loving the cold, stone feeling of him. He began to hum my lullaby and it was only a matter of minutes before I was fighting to stay awake.

When I woke I was alone on the couch. Jacob was sitting on the floor in front of me eating breakfast. Seth was next to him, each one had an arm up on the couch, resting against my side.

"You got cold," Edward informed me, and bent over the back of the couch to kiss my forehead.

"Big day, huh." Jacob stated with his mouth full of the omelet Edward made.

"Yeah," I sighed.

The baby kicked my side and I knew what he wanted. But before I could open my mouth Edward handed me my cup of donated blood.

"No eggs?" I pouted.

"No food. Carlisle will be back any minute. It's better not to have anything in your system. I suppose blood wouldn't hurt. Plus he wont stop nudging you until you feed him." Edward chuckled.

I drank the blood and waited impatiently for Carlisle to return. When he did my heart started pounding. Was I ready for this? Could I be a mother? Would I be able to do it right?

"Bella, you're heart is going to beat out of your chest. Relax, dear." Carlisle patted my knee and darted up the stairs.

"Edward," I choked.

"I cant do this. I cant be a mother..." Edward reached out and covered my mouth with his hand.

"Stop that," he took my face in his hands and kissed me softly. "You will be great. You already are. He loves you almost as much as I do. The hard part is almost over. Alls you need to do is relax." Edward's words calmed me, until it was time for him to carry me up the stairs. I held onto him with all my strength. It wasn't much, but it made me feel safer.

Rosalie, Alice, Jasper and Esme stood by the door. Edward must have asked Jasper to be in here to calm me because I felt relaxed. I was no longer nervous. I welcomed the feeling.

"Bella, you are going to go to sleep for a while. I promise you, you will be fine. When you wake up you can see you're baby." Carlisle said confidently. I looked at all the donated blood surrounding me, ready to be used whenever I needed it. I felt the IV go in my arm and I squeezed Edward's hand with my free hand.

"You're ok. I'm not leaving your side. We will try to keep you alive, but if we need to, you will be changed. No matter what though, you will see our baby."

"I trust you," I mumbled. The morphine was already taking effect. I held onto Edward tighter, I didn't want to stop looking at his perfect face. I didn't want to go to sleep. I wasn't sure who I would wake up to. Was I going to be a human or a vampire? Would they be able to save me? Will I ever wake up? Edward's hands caressed my face, my neck, my arms. I held onto the feeling of his marble skin against mine. Would I ever feel him touching me again? My eyes drooped, but I forced them open.

"It's ok, love. Sleep now. It's time." Edward's voice was layered with tension, but his face hid it well.

I closed my eyes, holding onto the vision of his smiling face, and was vaguely aware of his lips at my ear and my lullaby echoed through my mind. I held onto the sound of his humming as I slipped further and further into the darkness.