All charaters and the story belongs to Stephenie Meyer.
Carlisle's view on the Pregnancy
This was the way life could stay for an eternity, the peace and quiet is like heaven to me. No more drama, no more big attention seeking events, just my family, my work and a peaceful life, or existence in my case.
Here in my home office I was most at peace. The hospital came close but that was nothing compared to be at home with my family.
Well not the total family. Edward and Bella hadn't contacted them since they left for their honeymoon. A small smile turned around my lips, that meant that everything had gone perfect, just as Bella expected. Edward's worry turned out to be totally unnecessary, like almost always. Alice would have seen if there were problems.
I turned my attention back to the book I was reading.
It didn't held my attention for very long. The buzz of the family was far more captivating.
Esme was close by, in her office, probably searching the internet for furniture for in the cottage. Alice and Jasper were sitting downstairs, the television was on, so I guessed was that they were watching it. Emmet was upstairs. He was very quiet since Bella and Edward had left, I guessed he missed his brother and new sister more than he was letting us know, and I had heard Rosalie walk to the garage earlier.
This is how it should be, I thought to myself, just a quiet family day.
I was about to turn my attention back to the book when I heard Alice gasp.
"no, no this can't be, something's wrong" she whispered. She sounded horrified.
What could be wrong?
Probably some new fashion trend gone haywire or something. I shrugged.
"What's wrong Alice." Jasper asked her. Hearing Jasper strained voice I realised something serious was wrong. He would feel anything Alice felt.
But Alice didn't answer, I heard her opening her telephone and call somebody.
Slowly I got up and walked to the door, curious to see who Alice was calling , frightened to know who.
It took a very long time before somebody answered, al the time the phone was trying to make contact Alice paced up and down. Her quick agitated footsteps scared me even more.
Finally somebody answered.
"Bella? Bella are you okay?"
Bella???, why is she calling them, what happened?
Frozen on spot I listened to Alice.
Apparently it took Bella a while to answer.
"He is. What's the problem?" she asked again
She didn't gave Bella much time to react.
"Is Edward all right?" She asked Bella and then called my name.
With a flash I was down. Alice had already asked Bella an other question when I came up next to her.
"What is it Alice?" I asked but she shook her head.
"Bella what's going on? I just saw…" and then she trailed off looking up at me.
"Here's Carlisle." She said to Bella and pushed to phone in my hand.
Why would she call Bella and then hand the phone over to me? What was going on?
"Bella, it's Carlisle, what is wrong?" I asked her. Something was clearly wrong, Alice her eyes told me that much.
"I-, I'm a little worried about Edward, Can vampires go into shock?" Bella asked
What has happened, was there something wrong with Edward?
"Has he been harmed?" What on earth could have happened on the small island.
"No, no, just taken by surprise?"Bella answered
I let out a sigh of relieve. Apparently nothing big was wrong.
"I don't understand Bella?" I asked her again.
Then Bella rushed out some words I couldn't take in, only the last word I heard clearly, "Pregnant". A concept so completely impossible that I wondered for a second if Bella and Alice were playing a joke on me.
I turned to look at Alice half expecting to see that mischievous grin on her face, but all I saw was the same horrified reaction she had when she handed me the phone.
Emse was already at my side and Emmet came down the stairs, they must have heard what was going on downstairs, Rosalie probably hadn't heard us and was still in the garage.
I looked around, I could feel the shock on my face. Esme's eyes were on my face and she looked scared.
I drew on my years of medical training to make me focus and ask the right questions.
"When was the first day of your last menstrual cycle?" I felt almost ridiculous to ask it. Impossible even to consider it.
More then that, I had now four pair of questioning eyes on me. Alice's were still shocked, Jasper and Emmet were questioning my sanity and Esme, well she knew immediately what I meant. Her eyes becoming aware and shock was now the prominent emotion on her face.
"Sixteen days before the wedding." She replied. Bella answered in a way that made me sure that she did her date counting before coming to some conclusion.
"How do you feel?"
Bella told the rest of her unbelievable story, which was coming more and more unbelievable.
At the end of her story I heard her breath out a relieved sigh, which I couldn't place.
Every symptom she was telling me, were indeed symptoms of pregnancy and the dates matched to.
I shook my head to clear it. Was it possible?
"Um, I think Edward wants to talk to you?" Bella said in a doubtful voice.
"put him on."
It took Bella a few seconds to get Edward on the phone.
"is it possible?" Was all Edward could ask.
That moment Rosalie walked in. She looked at us, seeing the shock on most of our faces and then the horror on Alice face. In a flash she was next to Esme, looking at me with also questioning eyes. I held my hand up so she would ask something and break my concentration.
I focused on what I could answer.
Was it possible? Apparently so. But human and vampire genes weren't that related, that's why I didn't felled the need to warn them in the first place, but Bella was describing perfectly all the symptoms of pregnancy. The trouble was that the development like Bella had stated was way to fast. She said that she already felt something move in her.
Everything raced through my head, trying to make sense in some way.
I never felt so disorientated, nothing that was on my mind seemed real at the moment.
I drew a deep breath and tried to focus.
"I don't know Edward, from what she is describing it seems so. And if she felt something move. I know it is impossible with the genes and so on but I can't find an other explanation for her symptoms. So yes I guess it's possible." I rushed out that conclusion. There was no other explanation for it. Incredible as it seems, Bella wasn't the one for playing jokes, she was the responsible one, so it seems that vampires and humans are more related than I thought.
"And Bella?" he asked, his voice strained with worry and fear.
Bella??? I took me a second to take that in. I was still lost in the impossibility of a human conceiving from a vampire. What about Bella?
If she was pregnant from a vampire… (I shuddered and winced from the reality of the thought). That would cause a other problems I didn't even want to think about. The rate of development she described…there was no way her body could handle that. And more than that, if she was pregnant it was half vampire.
I didn't need to be a psychic to know what Alice had seen. Bella would be in danger from this, or else Alice wouldn't have reacted this way. I looked down at Alice to measure her reaction, an normal illness we could cure, either by medical or vampire means, there was no reason for Alice to freak out like she was now. Which left me with the only conclusion that Bella was in real danger.
"I still have trouble believing it, but judging her story and Alice's reaction, she is pregnant and what she is carrying is half vampire…" I paused for a second, "I think you two have to get home as soon as possible, so I can see what is going on and possible remove it before it becomes to dangerous for Bella."
"Yes, Yes I will." Edward answered quickly and snapped to phone shut.
I realised immediately that I had said out loud that Bella was pregnant because the eyes on me turned from questioning in complete shock. Rosalie swayed on her feet like she was about to faint, and Emmet rushed to she side to steady her.
"Is this some sick joke, you all are trying to play on me!" yelled Rose. Emmet took her to a chair. Not that she needed it but Rose seemed so fragile in that moment that I would have let her sit down as well.
"Carlisle what is going on?" Esme whispered.
I knew I had to answer both but I didn't know where to start. My eyes were still on Rosalie, looked as if she could she would cry. The grief and loss washed over her. Jasper tried to help her as much as he could but she seemed to lost in misery to feel it.
I walked over to her and kneeled down next to her.
"No Rose, of course not." I answered softly, "nobody would even think about doing that to you."
"Then what is going on! I heard you say that you thought Bella is pregnant, that's impossible!" she yelled again.
"Yes that was what I thought too." I told her.
"Was?" Jasper asked, "Carlisle what do you mean?"
I had to tell them, so I cleaned my mind for a moment trying to push my questions away. They were for later.
"Apparently Bella got ill today, portraying all the signs of pregnancy. She counted the days of her cycle and came to that conclusion. Everything she describes is what a human woman during pregnancy goes through."
"But Carlisle even if that was possible, she would be at max two week pregnant her body wouldn't have noticed yet." Esme said.
"I know, but she already felt something move. She know to that it is way to fast, but I can guess what Alive have seen…"
"what I don't see! Bella's future completely disappeared!" she wailed
"and we have to take in account that what ever it is, it will be half vampire." I continued
"Still it is impossible, Rose and I would have known if there was a way to get a child that way." Emse reasoned.
"That's what I thought to," I told her, "but if Bella was just sick we could cure her one way or the other, Edward would have been able to do so himself, but if Alice sees Bella's future disappear completely, that leaves me with no other conclusion."
"What are we going to do now?" Alice asked in a small, sad voice.
"Edward and Bella are coming here as soon as possible, knowing Edward he will be here tomorrow, I am going to see if I can get all the medical supplies I need here so that we don't have to go to the hospital with her."
"and what next, what about the baby if Bella is pregnant? You said something to Edward about that?" Rosalie asked.
"Well if Bella is pregnant we have to get it out of her, her body would not be able to handle the growth rate, or worse when it is more vampire then human… think of what it could do to her?" I shuddered at the thought. I really hoped Bella and Edward would be home quickly. Edward would go crazy if that thing hurt Bella.
Rosalie looked even more shocked after what I had said. She stoop up and walked away, Emmet meant to follow her but she told him she needed some time alone.
For a long moment I stared at Emse, perhaps hoping that she would come up with something that would make sense out of all this. I was surprised when she did.
"Of course, if it is possible, if the genes are more similar…" she muttered softly.
"what is it Esme, what do you think?" I asked her softly touching her face.
"I was thinking, why it would be for us impossible to conceive and for Bella not. It's because her body is able to adept, to make the needed changes for the child."
Yes, that made a bit more sense, our Denali sisters hadn't be able to conceive even when they had laid with human men, if it was only the genes that would have happened at some point. But it never happened and I had always assumed that it was due to genetic differences.
I really needed to do some research and make some phone calls.
"I'm going back to my office and make some calls." I told Esme.
She nodded, still looking worried she looked at Alice. As if to say to me to tell Alice everything was going to be fine.
"Alice, I think you should calm down a bit, we are going to get Bella safe as soon as they are here." I told her.
She looked up at me, despair still in her eyes.
"I don't think it going to be that easy Carlisle." She whispered. And then walk away with Jasper. She clearly needed some time to calm down.
So I went upstairs.