Chapter One: Where is the baby making magic?
After our beautiful wedding ceremony, Edward took me to the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic where we were able to express our love. I shivered in my seat remembering how tender and passionate my husband was. It doesn't also hurt that many of the tourists wished they had him holding their waists instead of their beer drinking hairy husbands. I laughed as that thought came to mind. The word "WOW" wouldn't be enough to describe the electric current that passed through our bodies every time we moved. I sighed loudly thinking about those warm summer nights. However, with Rosalie's and Emmett's new addition; baby Christopher I can't help but wish to have one. We've been together for four months I'm ready to take this relationship to the next step: kids. Lately, thoughts of little Edwards running around the house with chocolate on their faces has brought upon this unexpected desire. Since the beginning of this month, I've been crazily thinking about; little toes, blue onesies, baby talk… he's my husband he can't say no…right? What was the point of buying a big house if we weren't going to fill it out with mini us. I know Edward would be a great father and I can't wait to be the one that gives him that gift. A few seconds later I was taken out of my thoughts by my manager's voice.
"Bella, have you finished editing the "Redbox vs Netflix" article?" asked my manager Madison Wong as she opened my office door. Madison Wong is the co-editor of Time Magazine she's a genuine Asian woman who I am extremely happy to be working for. She's a great mentor who pushes you to be the best. I would be lost without her sincere constructive criticism. Since leaving my employment as Jane's nanny, I've had to work long hours to prove to them my commitment to this company. I wanted them to know me as Bella and not as Esme Cullen daughter in law. As a result of my hard work, Madison Wong promoted me to assistant editor! As an assistant editor I no longer worry about the crazy coffee runs, extensive research, and coat hanging job duties. This new title allows me to correct articles before the co-editor final edits it also allows me to participate in company meetings, as well as, speak my opinions. It took a lot of time and dedication to get this position and I am proud to now be counted as one of the team.
Madison kept looking at me waiting for my response. "I feel like this article is missing something else." I nervously bite on my rubber pencil eraser. Even after many months I can't help but feel nervous around her "the article clearly differentiates the two companies based on price, customer service, and fast shipping…but what about the website outlook, how well it is known and what makes this company different to its rival, Netflix... I mean I see the price benefit but what else?" I shrugged
Madison looked at me with a satisfied look "Bella, I am extremely happy to have promoted you." Her sincere acknowledgment helped me relaxed my shoulders releasing some tension. "Make sure to notify, Sean about this article." She turned towards the door and opened it, but not without saying "Make sure it gets to him a.s.a.p, we need this for our April article." I nodded my head and turned to write an email to Sean, our entertainment section writer.
I was deeply focused on the email that I almost missed the musical beat of the soundtrack to Monsters Inc on my blackberry. I smiled knowing who this phone call was from.
"Hey little lady" I said a little too enthusiastically
"Bella, can you um…come to my house today?" asked Jane "I have fudge cookies and daddy just got me the Princess and the Frog on DVD!" she yelled into the phone that I had to move my head away from it.
I looked at my watch it was 4:35 almost time for me to go home. Edward will be home at 6 since he has a medical staff meeting. He could deal with being alone for a few hours so I could spend time with my little sister (well sister in law). "Yes, I'll be there right after work."
"YEAH!!!" I could hear her jumping around. I smiled at her actions, its amazing how a small gesture will bring happiness to a child. There I go thinking baby stuff.
"But don't go eating all of the cookies like last time." I pointed at my phone knowing that she couldn't see me.
"That wasn't me I promise…that was um…my…um big brother Emmett." She said rushing the last part in a nervous tone.
"Well make sure to hide the cookies so Emmett, Jane, or any of your Barbie dolls wont eat them until I'm there, got it."
"I pink swear promise."
I giggle and pressed the end button on my phone. Since becoming a Cullen, Jane and I have spent less time together. It's not that I don't like to spend time with her, it's just that with my needy husband, a job, and my wife duties I don't have all the time in the world for her. Marital bliss was great but I was lacking planning and organization skills. Edward needs to learn how to share because Jane needs me too.
So far coming home to my husband and our house has been a dream. There are times when I have to pinch myself to know that he is here and this is real. I could not believe how lucky I am to have a partner who understands me better than anyone else. There are times when it's not all "Disney" happy but when we do argue we still understand each others points of view. He's an overprotective lunatic and I am a stubborn little kitten. There are times when we shout and protest but at the end of the day I still love him like the first day we met, if not more. When I accepted the nanny job at Esme's house I never expected to fall in love with my client's brother. It sounds like a movie: a normal plane Jane girl falls in love with her boss's older child. I giggled at how lifetime would probably make a movie out of this.
As soon as the clock blinked five o'clock, I went speeding to my dark green BMW (a nagging gift from my husband for our first month anniversary). I only gave him nice a well cooked meal… and me…but then he decides to go overboard by buying me a car! For our first year I will definitely place a price limit, Cullen doesn't know when to save. I shook my head at that thought. I love the gift I just felt it was too much for our first month.I parked in the street next to the Upper East Side Cullen's townhouse. Once I pressed the door bell I was greeted by a warm hug from Anita and then by a running giggly Jane.
"Finally, it's about time you got here." Jane released a deep sigh and raised her hands to express her annoyance. I held back a laugh to avoid her wrath. For an almost seven year old girl she sure acts like an adult. She pulled my hand to the living room where she had all of her stuffed animals and Barbie dolls sitting on the floor facing the television (theater style).
Once I sat in a comfortable spot I hear light high heeled footsteps coming from the hallway to our area. "Bella how I missed you" Esme spoke as she lifted her arms to give me a hug. I felt too guilty for not coming more often to see her, she has been like a mother to me and I have failed her by not coming more often. She could see the guilt displayed on my face so she made sure to comfort me. "Do not feel guilty for making your marriage a priority, its part of life" she whispered to my ear. I nodded but not before becoming a red tomato. It's very embarrassing to know that your mother in law supports your newlywed desires. I gave her one last hug before Jane got anymore irritated for stopping the movie before the previews.
By the end of the movie I was ready to leave and get to the comfortable arms of my bronzed haired God. I really enjoyed watching the movie spending time with Jane and then Esme, I really missed their company.
"Esme I appreciate the visit and the movie but I think it's time for me to go home." She walked with me to the front door and gave me goodbye hug.
As soon as I arrived to our townhouse I was bombarded by the warm velvety arms of my husband. Gosh I can never get enough of saying the word 'husband'. "Love, I missed you all day. This house was empty without you." Edward said looking into my eyes with his delicious emerald green eyes. I stood on my toes and gave him an 'I missed you so much it hurts to be without you' kiss. He placed his hands on my waist and tightened his grip to prolong the kiss. He pouted once I pulled my head away.
"I missed you too, but I haven't spent anytime with your sister." I pointed my index finger at him to playfully scorn him.
He kissed my forehead and then moved to my ear and neck. "But you know…now we have this big house and I believe that it is my time with the nanny." He said in a sexy tone. Oh he's kinky and so good
After spending another great passionate moment, I felt like it was time to let Edward know how I feel about taking this relationship to the next step. However, I'm afraid that he will think this is too soon and that a baby will disrupt our newlywed bliss. I wish he wants this as much as I do. But I can't help but and think about Edward's baby pictures and having kids with bronze hair and green eyes.
I felt Edward tightened his hold on my waist "what's troubling you?" he asked concerned.
I looked at him in shock. How does he know me so well? "Why would you think something is bothering me?" I said indifferently trying to hide my thoughts for him. He can read me so well that I could never hide anything from him.
"Bella, I know you so tell me what is troubling that mind of yours?" he looked at me with those green eyes…is he trying to dazzle me? Because he knows I can never deny him anything when he looks at me like that.
I took a big gulp and spoke without thinking "I want a baby" as soon as the words fell out of my mouth I closed my eyes but kept a smile to sweeten him up.