I am so bad. I just couldn't get this idea out of my head and I had to write it down. Surprise, surprise! It's a Bella/Jasper story. Like most of my stories, Jasper and Bella won't be together for a while but stay with me. It is a slow build but we'll get there. I hope you like it.
Disclaimer: SM owns all Twilight characters. I only own the plot.
Two Weeks Notice
This can't be right! It wasn't supposed to be this way! I thought it was only the stomach flu returning.
I was... pregnant? I couldn't believe it.
To make matters worse, Jasper was the father. I was terrified at the thought. How would he feel when he finds out? No one knew we were together. He wanted to preserve his precious reputation. When people find out he has a child, it's going to be bad. Very bad. Maybe I could avoid telling him... no. No, I couldn't do that. Jasper deserved to know.
I sighed and buried my head in my hands. I knew I needed to make a doctor's appointment just to make sure it was right. But after seven home pregnancy tests, it wasn't hard to figure out I was right.
With a sigh, I got up from off the bathroom floor and went to make an appointment.
"Congratulations Ms. Swan." Dr. Winters said. "You are three weeks along."
I groaned and hung my head.
"I take it this wasn't a planned pregnancy?" She asked.
"No." I mumbled. We were sitting in her office as she told me. "I just don't know if I can do this alone."
"Don't you have family to help you out?"
I shook my head. "My mom left me when I was a kid and my dad lives in Washington."
"I see." She folded her hands and frowned. "And what of the baby's father. Will he be in the picture?"
The thought of him playing a role in my baby's life was a pleasant thought but...
"I don't know."
"There are options."
"I don't want to have an abortion." I said immediately.
She nodded her head. "I didn't think you would. You could always consider adoption." She studied me for several long moments. "Bella, you are a strong, independent woman. You don't need to a man to help you raise this child. If you wanted to keep the baby, I know you will make a fabulous mother."
I chewed my lip, thinking through her words.
"Lots of women are single mothers."
I nodded my head in agreement. "Thank you, Dr. Winters."
She nodded. "Come see me in a couple of months and we'll see who you're doing, okay?"
"Yes." I said, standing up. "Thank you." We shook hands and I left the office. I made an appointment and left.
On my way down, I sent Jasper a text.
I need to talk to you. B
Several minutes later, my phone vibrated.
Meet me for dinner at eight. You know where.
See you then. B
I put my phone away and headed home. I cleaned my apartment, trying to keep myself calm and collected.
At seven, I got ready and made my way to the restaurant. The maitre'd take my coat—he was familiar with me seeing as I come here often—and led me to the table. He was already waiting, a glass of champagne in his hand. As always, I was awed by his beauty. Honey blond hair, brilliant blue eyes, and the face of an angel.
"Bella," he stood up and kissed me chastely on the lips. "Sit down." He pulled out my chair and smiled. I smiled weakly and sat down.
"Would you like some champagne, madam?" the waiter asked.
"No, thank you." I said, instinctively putting my hand on my flat belly beneath the table.
"I will give you some time to order." He left, leaving us alone.
"Is everything alright, Isabella? You look awfully pale."
"I have something to tell you." My voice shook, my body tensed.
He noticed immediately and took my hand. "You can tell me, Bella."
I took a deep breath. "I'm pregnant," I blurted and immediately winced. I hadn't meant to do that. I was going to break it to him gently. Clearly, that wasn't a choice. My nerves got the best of me.
Jasper immediately pulled his hand away and my heart sank.
"I'm pregnant." I repeated quietly.
"How?" he hissed. "You told me you were on the pill."
"I am. I honestly don't know how..." I trailed off when I remembered something. I stopped taking the pill when I had the stomach flu. I couldn't keep taking the pills with my antibiotics and I had yet to start taking them when Jasper and I had one of our rendezvous.
"What?" he demanded.
I swallowed nervously. "I stopped taking the pill when I had the stomach flu."
He connected the pieces and his eyes narrowed. "So you did this on purpose."
"What?" I stared at him in disbelief. "I would never do that."
Jasper pursed his lips. "I trust you're going to do something about it."
I blinked at him. "What?"
"You aren't honestly thinking about keeping it, were you?"
"Of course I am!" I looked at him in astonishment. "With our without your help, I will keep my child." I stood up. "Let this be considered my two weeks notice."
I left him at the table and ran to my car. My heart was breaking and I couldn't stop the tears from falling down my face. I sat in the car for half an hour, crying.
My phone rang. Fishing it out of my purse, I looked bleary eye at the screen. Edward.
"Hello?" I mumbled.
"Bella?" he sounded alarmed. "What's wrong?"
"Jasper and I just broke up."
He huffed. "Good riddance. That man is a jackass. He doesn't deserve you."
"It wasn't that easy, Edward."
"Why?" He asked suspiciously. "What happened?"
"I told him I was pregnant."
I cringed and pulled the phone away from my ear as he started cursing down the line. I waited for him to calm down.
"Edward, it's not a big deal."
"Not a big deal? Isabella Marie Swan, did you bang your head against a wall over and over again?" he paused and added, "Don't answer that."
"Look, I'm okay. I knew this would happen." I lowered my eyes and wiped the tears away. "He wanted me to have an abortion."
He groaned. "Please tell me you didn't agree."
"Of course. I would never kill an innocent child. Jasper may be a jackass but this is my baby too. Besides, I quit my job."
"That's my girl."
"I don't know if I can do this by myself." I whimpered.
"You won't have to."
"What are you talking about?"
"I was planning on surprising you but I had planned to move to Hanover to be closer to you." He explained. "I found a three bedroom house and bought it."
"You would do that for me?"
"Of course I would, Bella."
"You're the best, Edward." I smiled softly. "When are you moving?"
"I should be there in two weeks." He said. "So? How far along are you?"
Edward stayed with me while his mother Esme decorated the house. We had yet to tell her about my news. I was still slightly overwhelmed by everything and, as much as I loved Esme, her enthusiasm wasn't something I wanted to deal with.
"So? When are you going to tell Charlie?"
I laughed dryly and rested my head against his shoulder. "God only knows how he'll react when I tell him."
Edward chuckled and wrapped his arm around my shoulder. "He'll probably shoot him with his favourite shotgun."
"Wouldn't put it past him,"
"Not that I would try and stop him if he tried."
I elbowed him in the ribs. He pretended to be hurt and pouted. I smiled and ran my fingers through his unruly bronze hair. We had been friends since we were children and even attempted dating when we were seventeen. That was a disaster but we didn't let it affect our relationship. If anything, it got better, not worse. I owed my life to Edward. He was there for me through the best and worst parts of my life. I absolutely loved his parents. Dr. and Mrs. Cullen were like a second set of parents. Esme was especially helpful when I was a teenager and needed a mother to help me through the awkward phases. Dr. Cullen always said I was his favourite patient, but that was only because I was in the ER more than most people in Forks.
"When do you plan on telling people?"
"I need to find a job, first." I said. "I can't keep living here."
He perked. "Why don't you come live with me?" he suggested. "I have the room and it will be better when the baby is born. We can turn one of the bedrooms into a nursery and you won't have to worry about paying bills or rent."
"Bella, I don't want you here by yourself. What if something happens and you're all alone?"
I considered his offer. I didn't exactly have the space to have a baby. My apartment was tiny and it wasn't exactly in an area appropriate for raising a child.
"Come on, Bella. Move in with me."
Biting my lip, I nodded. "Okay."
So, I know Jasper acted like a total ass but it will get better with time.
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