ARMY WIVES

Chapter 1

Bella's POV

My name is Isabella Marie Swan, so to be Cullen. I am engaged to General Edward Anthony Masen Cullen who is right now away at work. I don't see Edward very often because of his job which causes him to come home very late at night and very tired.

I have two best friends called Alice and Rose who are the wives of Lieutenant Jasper Hale and Lieutenant Emmett McCarty.

The army base that we live on only has men on it. The only three woman are Rose, Alice and I. Since Alice and Rose were already married before their men joined the army they were allowed to live on the base, while I was the general's fiancé which gave me the right too.

I own one of the most well known pubs on base. Edward doesn't approve about me working in a pub. He thinks that every wife of a general should stay at home and look after the kids and the house while the husband is away.

But that's just not me, I'm not the sort of person who let's someone get in the way of something I want to do.

Rosalie works as one of the waiters while Alice works at a fashion shop not fare down the road.

"Bella" Someone screeched. I looked up and saw Alice standing there with her hands on her hips.

"What did I do this time?" I asked.

"I told you to be ready at 2:00" Alice said as she stormed over to me. "It is now 2:10 and we are late for our shopping trip that I have had planned for weeks. Now go and get changed. You have two minutes"

I shuffled away and quickly put on my purple dress and slipped on my black high heels. Being around Alice tends to give you a good sense of style.

I kissed my engagement ring that was sitting nicely on my finger before walking out of the locker rooms.

I saw Alice tapping her foot while leaning on the bar.

"All right, let's get going" I said I picked up my hand bag.

Alice pulled me out of the pub which had army soldiers sitting in there having a beer with their mates.

We met up with Rose at the mall and sprinted into each and every shop that met our eyes.

By the time we were done it was 5:30pm and Edward said he would be getting home earlier tonight so I wanted to make him a special dinner.

Alice dropped me home and helped me carry all of my bags in. I had more than 20. 5 on each of our arms.

"Oh, Edward what are you doing home so early?" I said in surprise as I placed the bags on the couch. He stood there looking at me angrily.

"Jasper wants you home, Alice" Edward said as he turned to Alice and gave her a murderous look. She nodded and hurried out of the house.

"That was rude, Edward" I said as I picked the bags up and walked upstairs.

"I expected you to be home, not away spending all of my money at the shops" He growled. I sighed and ran my fingers through my hair.

"I didn't use your money. I used my money, on my credit card" I said as I started hanging my new clothes in the wood-robe. Edward sat on the end of the bed with his whiskey in his hand.

"I'm making a new rule" He said. I looked over at him and shrugged.

"And what is this new rule?" I asked.

"You do not go out of this house without my permission" He said as he chugged down his whisky.

"Excuse me" I said.

"You heard me. If I catch you out without telling me then I will lock you in this bedroom myself for the rest of the week" He threatened.

"You can't do that, I have friends and work" I screeched.

"I DON'T CARE, ALICE AND ROSALIE ARE GETTING THE SAME TALK FROM EMMETT AND JASPER AS WE SPEAK, STOP ACTING SO SPOILT" He yelled. I stormed out of the room and into the bathroom before slamming the door so hard that I swear it nearly came off its hinges.

And that was the start of my new life.