Long Shot

Chapter 1

"Bella, what the hell is wrong with you?" Alec yelled.

"What are you talking about Alec?" I stood in the middle of the living room, seriously confused.

"This!" he shouted and threw the stick at me.

"I-I'm still not sure. I was going to the doctors today to find out." I stuttered, forgetting to hide the pregnancy test in the bottom of the garbage.

"Bella, one is enough! Annabel is all we need!" he shouted again.

"Alec please, keep your voice down before you wake her." I pleaded, it was 3am and didn't want a grumpy toddler on my hands.

"Well, you should of thought about that before you got pregnant, again!" he snapped.

"Oh, so this is all my fault? I don't think so Alec! We've been using protection, but you refuse to let me take the pill, for fear I might get fat! So this is all NOT my fucking fault!" I yelled back.

"Look, I'm tired, I just worked a 12 hours shift, I'm going to bed and I'll talk to you after the doctors and figure out what to do then." he sighed and walked into our bedroom.

I just looked after him, in complete shock.

We'd been married for five years before we even had Annabel and now she was 3, it's not like it was the end of the world.

He was a police officer in Seattle, trying for detective, I was a kindergarten teacher and reading tutor on the side.

We made good money, lived well, plus both our families were well off.

His family being in politics, his dad was the Senator and his mom was an interior designer.

My father, Police Chief of Forks, where I grew up and his father's father helped found Forks, so we still had land and a few businesses our family owned, my uncle Marcus actually ran those.

I followed shortly after he went to bed and fell fast asleep.

I awoke the next morning and Alec was still sleeping.

I went and got Annabel ready for the day, to go to pre-school and I'd go to my doctors appointment.

"Mommy!" Annabel shouted as I walked in.

"How's mommies baby girl doing?" I asked.

"I'm no baby!" she put her hands on her hips and tapped her foot, reminding me of my twin sister, Alice.

"Oh, I forgot, you're mommies pretty princess." I smiled tickling her sides.

"Yep and daddies too!" she giggled, causing all her curls to bounce.

Thankfully Alec and I had close to the same hair color and between his waves and my curls, she had beautiful hair, kind of like a brown haired Shirley Temple.

I got her dressed and fed, checked to see if Alec was awake, but no such luck, it always made Annabel sad when she couldn't tell her daddy bye.

The day passed by quickly and as I waited in the doctors office, I started thinking.

'I've been married for 8 years and I'm so unhappy all the time. I talked to my dad last week and told him how much I missed him, I didn't get to see him a lot with our crazy schedules. Today's results will tell me if I'm staying married and working this out or taking my baby and going home to dad.'

I was deep in thought when the nurse called my name "Bella Volturi".

I stood up and smiled.

"So, what brings you in today Mrs. Volturi?" the nurse asked.

"Well, I think I might be pregnant." I smiled.

"Oh, O.K., well, I'll give you the cup and you can take care of that, while I get the stuff to draw blood and the doctor will be in as soon as you're finished." she pointed to the cup and left the room.

I quickly did my business and sat on the table for the doctor.

"Ah, Mrs. Volturi, so, you think you might be pregnant?" she asked.

"Yes ma'am. Maybe a month or two if I am." I smiled.

"How late is your period?" she asked.

"It's about 3 weeks late and it never is." I sighed.

"O.K., let me take a look." she smiled and walked over to the urine test.

"Did you take one at home?" she asked.

"Yes, I took several and all with different results." I shifted nervously.

"Well, this one is coming back negative. So I'll do the blood test." she said.

They came and drew the blood and I had to sit and wait about 20 minutes for that.

"Well, it's not pregnancy, Mrs. Volturi, but I'd like to examine you to see what's going on." she smiled.

"O.K." I said nervously.

After the 20 minute exam, the doctor asked me to get dressed and meet her in her office.

"Mrs. Volturi, I would like to run some tests on you, if that would be o.k.?" she asked.

"Yes, I'd like to know what's going on. I'm also having some pain in my right side." I told the doctor.

"Well, it sounds like you might have an ovarian cyst, which, in most cases is easy to treat and most are non-cancerous, but you will need to take it easy and not get to stressed out, until we can get the tests done." she smiled.

"O.K., I can do that. How long until we can do these tests?" I asked.

"I'm hoping to get you in by Friday, if that's O.K. with you?" she asked.

"Yes, that would be fine." I smiled, relived that I had maybe SOME sort of answer.

She made sure all my information was correct and said the hospital would contact me for the tests.

When I arrived home with Annabel, the house was dark.

"Damn Alec for not leaving the light on." I mumbled to myself.

I pulled into the driveway and unbuckled Annabel, pulling her into my arms.

We walked inside and it was dark, so I held on to her as I turned on the light.

When the light flicked on I let out a scream, there on the floor lay Alec in a pool of blood.

I ran back out the front door and into my SUV, closing and locking the doors, incase whoever did that was still around and dialed 911.

A few hours later they were done and removed his body.

I had kept Annabel from seeing anything while they processed everything and luckily she'd fallen asleep and didn't see them roll out her father's body.

"Mrs. Volturi?" Officer Douglas tapped on my window, making me jump.

"Oh, sorry, I'm kind of zoned out." I replied.

"We think it's better if you not stay here right now." he said.

"I have no plans on coming back here Officer Douglas. I- I just can't." I started to cry.

"I understand. Why don't you let me drive you to a hotel for the night, until you can make other arrangements and they can interview you about what you saw." he smiled sadly.

"Oh, O.K., but I will need to get clothes for me and Annabel." I looked nervously towards the house.

"That's fine. I can escort you in and John here will stay with Annabel, since she's sleeping." he nodded.

We went inside quickly passing where Alec's body had laid.

I packed two bags for each of us and grabbed some of her favorite toys, I was finished in under 20 minutes.

I raced back downstairs and followed Officer Douglas to the hotel.

He checked me in under his name, incase someone was looking for me too.

I thanked him for his kindness and he said I'd be getting a call in about an hour for an officer to interview me and they'd bring dinner as well for Annabel and I.

I laid Annabel in bed and sat in the chair and let what had happened today catch up and started crying.

I reached for my phone and dialed one of the two numbers I knew would comfort me.

'Hi, you've reached the phone of Alice Swan, I'm terribly busy and can't answer at this time. Please leave your info. at the beep'

I sighed and told her to call her sister A.S.A.P.

My sister, the fashion designer, always busy. I smiled to myself.

I dialed the next number.

After 3 rings "Bells?" my dads voice sent me to tears.

"Bella, what's wrong?" he was panicking.

"Dad, it's- it's Alec." I cried.

"Bells, what about Alec? Oh, no. He's not the murdered police officer they're talking about is he?" he asked full of concern.

"Y-yes. He was murdered tonight." I sobbed.

"Bells, I'm on my way. Where are you? Are you safe?" he asked.

"Yeah, they put me in a hotel and they'll be here to interview me soon." I cried.

I gave my dad the info and he said he'd be there in a few hours.

The police officer came and brought pizza and soda and a milk for Annabel.

We'd been talking for nearly three hours, when there was a knock at the door.

The officer drew his gun and Annabel started crying.

"It's O.K. I think it's just Grumpy" I smiled to Annabel, her name for my dad made him smile so big.

I looked out the peephole and sure enough, my dad and older brother stood at the door.

I motioned for the officer to put his gun away and opened the door.

"Grumpy! Ennett!" Annabel shouted and jumped into my dads arms.

"Bella!" my dad hugged me and Emmett just nodded.

We hadn't spoke much, since I got married, he didn't like Alec and thought I was making a bad choice in getting married.

The officer excused himself and said he'd contact me, if he needed anything else.

"She'll be back in Forks, here's my card if you need to get in touch with her." my dad said.

"Thanks Chief" he nodded and walked out.

Then it hit me.

"Dad, I haven't called Alec's family yet. They don't know." I whispered.

"Bella, why don't I take Annabel for some ice cream." Emmett smiled sadly.

"Ice cweem! YEAH!" Annabel shouted. "Pwease Ennett!" she smiled at her uncle.

"Let's go shorty" he picker her up and left.

"Bella, let it out, I know you. You've been holding it in. I'll call his parents." my dad sighed.

"No, I need to." I placed my head on my dads chest as I tried to regain myself.

"I talked to Carlisle before I came and he sent these with Emmett, so you'll sleep tonight." he smiled.

"Awww, I love and miss Carlisle and Esme. I can't wait to see them." I smiled.

"They're helping to get a room set up in the house for Annabel, they're taking Emmett's old stuff out and Esme is going to redecorate it for her. I let her know only pinks and purples and lots of princess stuff." my dad smiled and I nodded.

I sat on the bed and called Alec's parents house.

"Volturi residence." his mom stated.

"Gillian, this is Bella." I stated with a shaking breath.

"Bella, hello sweetheart, what's wrong?" she asked, I then proceeded to tell her what had happened and she dropped the phone, only to be picked up my his dad Aro.

"Bella, no. Tell me this isn't true." he stated.

I couldn't talk, dad took the phone from me and told him what little he knew and agreed I should go back to Forks, but he was thinking it was something to do with him and his business connections, so he suggested I change Annabel and my last name back to Swan, for safety, he said he'd set it up and not to worry, he'd help us in anyway possible.

The next few days were a blur.

Aro had a moving company at the house, after clearing it with the authorities and had all our personal items packed up and shipped to him and then he'd have his trusted staff deliver them to us in Forks.

I made sure to let him know that all I wanted was clothes and pictures, no furniture, since I'd be staying with my dad, he offered to get us our own place, but I'd feel safer at my dads.

He understood and said the house proceeds would go into our account, so I could purchase something later, should I choose to do.

I thanked him and told him I'd see them at the funeral.

Explaining to Annabel that her daddy wasn't ever coming home and was in Heaven was not easy.

She screamed and hit me and then cried herself to sleep.


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