Hello! I'm so sorry for the lack of updates recently! I've just been so darn busy!! I get a day off on Wednesday for St. Patrick's day! I'm stoked for that! I have to get my hair done, but I'll probably spend the rest of the day writing….hopefully! My laptop has been on the blink lately…..nothing is going right for me anymore! Lol.

Anyway….I've started on a new story! I'm not ditching 'Meant To Be', but I just wanted to write a short story! It'll probably only be around 8-10 chapters! I intended 'Meant To Be' to be a short one, but it looks like it's going to be longer. So, I hope you enjoy this one.

Here's a little information about the characters:

Bella Cullen- 33 years old

Edward Cullen- 34 years old

Nate Cullen (Nathan Caleb Cullen) - 6 years old

Alice Whitlock (Edward's twin sister) - 34 years old

Jasper Whitlock - 38 years old.

Jayden Whitlock & Jared Whitlock - 7 years old.

Emmet Swan (Bella's brother) - 36 years old

Rosalie Swan - 35 years old.

Henry Swan (Henry Charles Swan) - 12 years old.

Lily Swan (Lillian Renee Swan) - 8 years old.

BPOV:

"Nate!" I called up the stairs for what must have been the tenth time in the last 5 minutes.

"Yeah?" He shouted back.

"Come down for breakfast…it'll be cold soon." and with that I walked off towards the kitchen, sighing. He's so stubborn….a lot like me apparently. I finished frying the bacon and eggs and grabbed three plates from the press to put them on. As I was reaching into the cabinet for some glasses, I felt a pair of familiar arms circle my waist. I smiled -knowing who it was- and put down the glasses in my hand.

"Morning Beautiful" came the smooth, silky voice I loved so much.

"Good Morning" I replied with a giggle, leaning my head back to rest on my husband's shoulder. I was met with his beautiful forest green eyes. Edward leaned down to plant a soft kiss on my lips. As soon as our lips met, that familiar spark flew. The intended, loving and sweet kiss, quickly became rougher….hungrier. He spun me around, his hands drifted towards my bottom. Edward's lips fit mine perfectly, like two puzzle pieces coming together. I ran my hand up and into his gorgeous head of bronze hair, fisting as much hair as I could into one hand, and with that he deepened the kiss. I leaned back, and by doing that, I knocked over a pot of utensils to the floor. That brought us out of our haze, and Edward and I reluctantly pulled apart, gasping for air.

"Good morning it is…" Edward chuckled, receiving a giggle from me.

"What's for breakfast?" He asked, bending down along with me to pick up the utensils.

"Bacon and eggs"

"Smells wonderful, love." We finished cleaning up, and I started to pour some orange juice into glasses.

"Need any help?" Edward questioned. I smiled at him.

"Well…if you could tear your son away from that new fire truck toy of his, and get him to join us for breakfast, that would be wonderful." I told him.

"My son? He's yours too." Edward chuckled.

"I know….but it's your turn to play the mean parent!" I laughed.

He rolled his eyes at me, and pecked my lips before walking out of the kitchen and towards the stairs.

"Nate!" I heard him shout as I set the food and drink onto the dining room table.

"Yeah?" Nate called back.

"C'mon down for some breakfast!"

"In a minute…." I heard him mumble. Laughing to myself, I joined Edward at the bottom of the stairs.

"Nathan Caleb Cullen! Get down here now! I mean it!" Edward said, using his best stern voice. We heard a few 'clunks' and then the little pitter-patter of his feet as he rounded the corner and hopped down the stairs. I tried to keep the smile off my face, but he looked so adorable.

I smiled at how much he looked like his father, he looked like a mini-Edward. He had his unusual bronze hair colour, same chiselled jaw, same lips, but Edward insists that he has my nose. He definitely has my chocolate brown eyes though.

"Morning momma, morning daddy!"

"Morning!" We both replied simultaneously with a chuckle.

"I am going to kill Emmet for buying that thing" I whispered to Edward, referring to the fire truck toy that Emmet bought Nate for his 6th birthday, last week, as the three of us made out way into the dining room.

"Me too, love" he laughed.


After we had our breakfast, I made Nate's lunch while Nate ran upstairs to finish getting ready for school. Alice was bringing him to school today along with her twin boys, Jayden and Jared. Alice is one of my best friends. We met as seniors in High School, and that's when I met her brother….Edward. Although Alice is Edward's twin, they looked nothing alike. Alice had dark black spiky hair, a pale complexion similar to Edward's and light green eyes, a lot lighter than Edward's. So much so, sometimes they look hazel instead of green.

Sometimes, I can't believe how long it's been. Edward and I have been together for 16 years, married for 8. That's a long time, and believe it or not….that spark is still there, perhaps stronger than before. I come to love my husband more and more each passing day, whether it be because of his gestures or the way he always says 'I love you' a couple of times a day, or the way he is with our son, something always adds to the love I already have for him.

At that moment, Edward walked through the kitchen door, and straight over to me. We smile at each other, and I stand on my tip-toes to kiss him. It was only a chaste kiss, but Edward soon pulled me back in for another fiery kiss.

"Work?" I ask as we pull apart.

"Yeah, I'll give you a call around lunchtime?"

"Sure thing, hun. I'll be waiting." I giggled. Edward chuckled at me.

"I love you" he says.

"I love you too" I kiss him again before he runs upstairs to say goodbye to Nate. I sigh contently, and put Nate's lunch in his school bag.

Edward is a lawyer, he and Jasper, Alice's husband, who is also a lawyer, own their own company, Cullen-Whitlock Inc.

Alice and I are extremely proud of our men.

Alice and I used to write for a popular magazine, until it went kaput. So, we're currently out of jobs, but Alice is hoping to get a job as a personal shopper for this wealthy women in town, and I'm hoping to take up writing full time, I want to write a book.

My brother Emmet is a gym couch at the local high school, and his wife Rosalie is a beautician in a salon in town. She's also one of my best friends. It's handy having a sister-in-law, who's a beautician, I get 75% off everything. She's not actually supposed to do that, but who cares?


Alice arrived at 8:30 to collect Nate. She basically forced me to agree with her to go shopping tomorrow, as she's got a job interview today.

Shopping with Alice is dangerous….definitely dangerous! I'm not a fan of shopping anyway, but she would totally put you off. You know that phrase, 'Shop till you drop'? Yeah, well, that literally happens with Alice.

I was unsure of what to do for the rest of the day, so I sat around watching television for most of it. At 1 o'clock Edward rang. We talked for about 15 minutes until I realised I was eating up his lunch time.

With nothing else to do, I called up the hairdressers to book an appointment. My hair could do with a bit of a trim.

"Yeah, Bella Cullen." I said into the phone.

"And what day are you booking for?" the receptionist asked.

"Umm, are there any free slots tomorrow?"

"Let me check…….yeah, tomorrow at 12?" she questioned.

"Perfect, I'll be in town at that time anyway." that was brilliant, I would have time to shop with Alice, get my hair done and still be able to collect Nate from school on time.

"So…Tuesday the 16th at 12.…that's great, we'll see you then Mrs. Cullen! Bye."

"Bye." I managed before she hung up.

Wait….16th? 16th? I jumped up from my comfortable spot on the sofa, and ran over to the calender on the kitchen wall. Today is the 15th….that means….my period is late. 7 days to be exact…

With that I ran to my wardrobe and pulled out the basket containing several pregnancy tests. I grabbed one and dashed into the bathroom, slamming the door behind me. In my excitement, I ripped open the box, sending one of the two tests flying across the room.

I peed on both sticks, and carefully placed them down on the counter in the bathroom. I checked my watch to time it….I had to wait 5 minutes.

Edward and I have been trying for another baby for almost 6 months now, that's why we have a stash of tests at the top of our wardrobe…we stocked up. If that test is positive….I can't even explain how happy I would be. Edward and I have always wanted to have a big family, we waited a while to have Nathan due to College, and work, but now….we're financially stable, extremely happy and ready to bring another life into this world. Having another baby would make this family perfect.

I checked my watch to see that 5 minutes had passed. I hesitated before picking up the first test.

Tears filled my eyes as I read the result. I slowly picked up the second one, which has the exact same reading.

Negative.

Again. Negative. I wasn't pregnant. I picked up the phone with tears streaming down my face and called Alice, she picked up on the third ring.

"Hello?" she sang into the phone.

"Alice!" I sobbed.

"Bella? What's wrong?" I didn't answer her, I just kept sobbing into the phone.

"Bella!? Your scaring me…what's wrong?!" She shrieked into the phone.

"What's wrong with me Alice?" I sniffled.


Alice came over and comforted me until Edward arrived home with Nate, who immediately ran up to his room.

"Bella….." Edward said, pulling me in for a hug.

"What's wrong with me Edward? Why can't I get pregnant?"

"I don't know love, but there is nothing wrong with you….we haven't been trying for too long….it just takes time." he said, rubbing my back.

"But….it didn't even take half as long to get pregnant with Nate…" I said sniffling.

"I know, love. But, we can keep trying….it'll happen."

"Promise?" I asked looking up at him.

"I promise" He replied back confidently.


So…..what do you guys think? Review please! Any type of feedback would be greatly appreciated!!

I'm gonna go and finish some homework I left until the last minute, and then I think I'm going to watch a movie…Time Traveler's wife maybe…

Oh, I went to the ISPCA (Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) with my class last week, and I'm trying to convince my mom to let me get one of the dogs. We only have two cats, but she says it's going to be like a zoo in our house if we get another pet. Lol.

Sorry for babbling on!! I'm really chatty today!!

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