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Chapter 22


"Rose, open up," I said, knocking on the bathroom door.

"Go away."

"Come on Rose you sound like shit," I said.

"Oh thanks a lot for making it worse," she snapped.

"You know what I mean. Are you going to let me in or do I have to break the door down?" I asked.

I heard movement on the other side and mumbling along the lines of "cop mode." The door opened and Rose looked like she's been crying.

"Come on," she said.

I walked into the bathroom and saw Rose in the bathtub. It brought back memories of us doing that when one of us had a problem. I closed the door and climbed in along with her.

"Okay what's going on?"

"I told you about the stomach bug," she replied.

"I think it's more than a stomach bug. The last time you were sick was in college and you just met Emmett," I said. "What's really going on?"

She grew quiet. She looked as if she was wanted to tell me something but she wanted to keep it to herself. Her eyes got watery as if they were waiting to fall at any moment.

"I'm pregnant," she said.

"H-How far along are you?"

"Nine weeks I just found out a few days ago when I went to the doctors," she replied.

"That's great, isn't it?" I said.

"It is but I want to make sure everything's okay you know," Rose said.

"Why do I get the feeling you doubting that?" I asked.

"Bella, I know I don't expect you to understand but you know how I wanted kids more than anything when I got married. Hell I wanted to start trying after we got engaged but then Dad died and Mom getting remarried after that threw us off course but to be honest, I was pregnant before," she said.

"What happened?" I asked, shocked.

"It was only two weeks after we got married I found out I was pregnant. I was only five weeks along so I thought me getting the morning sickness was nerves and stress from planning the wedding. I was excited and I couldn't wait to share the news," she said. "Do you remember that day we were going out to lunch?"

I nodded and let Rose continued. "That day I had the miscarriage," she said. "I called my neighbor she took me to the hospital and called Emmett. By the time he got there, it was too late. I was so devastated I couldn't even tell anybody what happened."

"So that's why you didn't come around for a week," I said.

She nodded as she wiped her face. "I didn't want to be a burden to you guys. I just wanted to be alone and I felt so bad for Emmett because he was being a good husband and he's still is and I don't know I shut him out. It wasn't until three months ago we were slowly going back to the way things were before the miscarriage," she said.

"I'm so sorry I wish I could've been there for you guys," I said.

"Thanks but I think I would've shut you guys out if you tried," she said. "But you just listening is best enough for me."

"When will you know everything's fine?" I asked.

"I go next week again just for the ultrasound I only had an actual test," she said. "Emmett's beyond thrilled but we decided to keep it a secret until after the 12 week period."

"I'm sorry I dragged it out on you," I said, feeling guilty.

"Don't worry about it, you would've noticed anyways when I didn't drink tonight or something," she said. "Thanks."

"For what?"

"Just listening," she replied.

"Hey is everything okay in there?" Alice asked through the door.

"We're coming out," I replied.

We heard her footsteps walking away. We both got out of the tub and Rose managed to fix herself up.

"What are you going to do about the drinking situation?" I asked.

"You guys still have cranberry juice from last time right?"

I nodded my head. "I'll drink that," she replied. "Besides it looks like red wine anyways."

We walked back towards the living room and Alice started to talk to Rose about her date with our cousin. I went into the kitchen and poured Rose a glass of cranberry juice and myself another glass of wine because I know for a fact that Edward would be brought up in the conversation.

"Okay so sister dear you're going with Edward to a charity ball?" Rose asked with her eyebrows raised.

"Yes that's true and besides he asked me before I got asked to go undercover to find our person of interest or suspect whoever he or she is," I replied.

"But why would you go with him? I never trusted the bastard then and I don't trust him now," Rose said.

"It's for work and besides it's not like anything going to happen between us," I said.

"Yep you say that now," she said.

"That's what I've been telling her," Alice said loudly.

I could only shake my head as I took a sip; actually make that a gulp of wine.

I pulled up to the store and just parked it before taking the key out of the ignition after turning off the car. I sat still just staring out into the parking lot in a daze.

"You know you don't have to do this," Jake said beside me.

"I know but it's feels like yesterday with Dad…"

"I know Bells, if you want I can go in and you can wait…"

"No Jake," I said, interrupting him. "I'll be fine I promise."

He could only nod as we got out of the car. I kept my focus on what we need to know as we went inside. The store looked empty just a few customers lingering around here and there but it didn't look busy. We walked up towards the counter where a teen girl was standing by the counter ringing up an order for the customer.

"Can I help you?" she asked after the customer left.

"We're wondering if the owner is here?" I asked, as we showed her our badges.

"If you're looking for him, he's not going to be here for awhile," she replied.

"And why is that?"

"He's on medical leave for a few weeks," she replied.

"Do you know if there's an assistant manager here?" Jake asked.

"She's coming in a few minutes if you would want to wait around," she said.

"May I help you?" a middle age woman asked us. She wore a work shirt with jeans and a nametag that said 'Maggie' on the front.

"You're also the owner?" Jake asked.

"Assistant manager," she replied. "Can I help you two?"

"We want to know if there is any extra footage from the nights the murders happened around the area," I said.

"Hold on just give me a minute," she said, going around the counter. A few seconds later she came back and motioned us towards her office.

"Now as you know the owner isn't here but I thought he gave you enough of the film for who you're trying to catch," she said.

"We do but the thing is whenever the person is in the store, there isn't a facial feature of who we're looking for," I said.

"And where do I come in?"

"Do you know is there is a camera behind the counter?" Jake asked.

"We do but after the fire it stopped working, we've been meaning to get it fixed but with everything going on around the store, there isn't enough time," she replied.

"You don't suppose the camera worked before the fire, didn't you?"

"It did my son is currently trying to burn some footage on to a DVD of what he can recover since he's so good with computers like that," she replied. "If he can find anything from the camera behind the counter then I'll call you guys."

"It's very appreciated," I said.

Jake and I got in the car afterwards and went back to the station.

"So," he said.

"So what?" I asked.

"We need to talk about the ball," he replied.


"Yes really Felix and I have been talking and since it's at the hotel in Seattle, he and I are going to book a room and set everything up," he suggested.

"I'm still going to be wearing a earpiece right?"

"Of course, why?"

"Well I don't want you guys to set up no video camera and watch us eat some weird fancy food and god knows what else," I said.

"Relax Bells, we got everything under control," he assured me.

That I was afraid of.

A/n: Phew okay so I know not much happened and the next two chapters are going to be very interesting.

So it's going to be awhile before I update again. I just hope you guys will like it.

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