A lot of Drama is going down on ffn. I have my GS backed up TWCS so I'm all good if anything were to happen. This chapter has a bit of a surprise that I'm sure no one saw coming but hey, it's good to surprise the readers every once in a while. :D
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Disclaimer: SM owns Twilight, ELI sort of owns plot
"Babe," Edward called, softly.
"Hmm?" I asked, sleepily.
"I have to leave for class," he explained. "And Masen is up."
"M'kay," I yawned. "I'm up."
I sat up in bed and rubbed my eyes.
"I gotta go," Edward said.
"Okay, love you." I gave him a quick kiss before standing up and following him out of our bedroom. "Good morning, cutie," I smiled at Masen.
I pulled him out of his highchair and gave him a hug.
"He's already eaten," Edward said as he pulled his shoes on. "He might need a bath because I let him feed himself."
I laughed, "I can see that."
His blonde hair was tinted pink, so I was assuming that Edward let him have some strawberry applesauce.
"Applesauce," Edward confirmed aloud.
"I figured that," I said as Masen touched his head then brought his fingers to his mouth.
"Love you," Edward kissed Masen and I before rushing out the front door.
"Bye, bye, Dada," Masen yelled.
I smiled, "Bath time."
"No," he said in a little sing song voice.
"Yes," I sang back and tickled him.
"Yes?" he questioned.
"Yes," I confirmed.
He then giggled at me and shook his head.
"You're adorable, baby boy," I said as I set him on the floor next to the tub.
I turned on the water and made sure it was at an okay temperature before I took off his pajamas.
I took off his diaper last, and then put him in the bathtub.
"Can mama have the sponge?" I asked, holding my hand out. Masen placed it in my hand, and then started splashing around in the water.
I scrubbed him clean then washed his hair. Once I was done, I let the water out of the tub and let him sit in it until the water was gone.
I then wrapped him in a towel and left the bathroom.
After putting a diaper on him, I set him near his toys and searched through the pile of clothes for something clean.
"I need to do laundry," I said, aloud.
I separated his clothes into darks and whites and walked to his clothes to see if there was anything left. I found a pair of blue plaid shorts and blue t-shirt that had a whale and the slogan 'Daddy's little sidekick' on it.
"Come here, baby." I started to put the top on his head but Masen wasn't having it. He started to whine and tried to pull the t-shirt off. "Mas, you need to get dressed."
I finally got the top on him and he shot me a dirty look.
"One more thing," I said as I laid him down. Masen continued to whine until I had finally succeeded in putting his shorts on. "Why are you crying? I was just putting on your clothes."
He crawled away from me and proceeded to ignore me.
"You're silly," I said, giving him a kiss on the head. "Do you want to help mama do laundry?" I asked as I gathered up the pile of dark clothes.
Masen stayed in his spot and continued to play with toys while I took his clothes to the laundry room.
After I had loaded up the washer, I decided I'd catch up on other chores that had been neglected in the last few weeks.
The biggest thing was the laundry, which I planned to finish tonight. I also needed to go grocery shopping, I had to sweep up the kitchen, wash one of the walls in the living room because it looked like Masen smeared food on it, and I had to scrub down every other surface.
I had just finished writing down my grocery list when I heard the doorbell ring.
Before I could even set my pen down, Masen came barreling out of his room and toward the front door.
"Beep, beep," I laughed as I moved Masen aside.
"Package for Isabella Swan," the bored FedEx guy said.
"That's me," I said.
"Here you are," he said as he handed me a rather large package. "Sign here, please."
I set the package down at my feet and signed for the package.
"Have a nice day," the FedEx guy replied.
"You too," I said as I closed the door. "I wonder what this is. I didn't order anything."
I moved the box to the front room and looked at the sender's address.
I guess I should've expected something from her considering Masen's birthday was a couple of weeks ago.
"Well, I guess we should see what she sent you, huh?"
I tore the tape off the box and opened it up. Nestled inside was a Fisher Price tool set, a Fisher Price block set, a couple of outfits, and a Vtech music book.
Masen zeroed in on the tool set and he tried to grab it from the box. I took it out and gave it to him.
Underneath where the tool set had been, was a blue envelope with Masen scrawled across the front. It was a birthday card with a simple message, 'Happy Birthday, Masen, I miss you. Love, Nana'.
The card was harmless, as were the gifts I supposed. This was a lot better than her just showing up with all this on her own. It let me know that she was respecting my space.
I closed the card and set it on the table.
"We have to send your grandmother a thank you card," I said with a sigh. "And hope that she doesn't take that as an okay to butt into my life again."
I hadn't thought about my mom in a while. I didn't even think about informing her that I was pregnant again because I knew that would just end up in more stress added on me.
She'd find out one day. Either when she decided to show up at my door or when I decided that I could trust her again. As of right now though, I didn't see myself trusting her in the near future, so I was sure she'd find out on her own, when she showed up one day.
But I couldn't say for sure. Maybe she was truly trying to change.
Only time would tell.
After I piled the clothes into the dryer and threw another load in, I decided to go grocery shopping. It was nine thirty, which meant that I had a little over two hours to get what I needed to get done and then drop Masen off at Esme's and get to class.
Kate was originally going to come over and be a taste tester for me but she was asked to cover for a friend's shift last night, so she wouldn't be able to make it.
We switched our plans for tomorrow instead, when both of us have the whole day off.
After I threw on a dress and a pair of sandals, Masen and I left to go grocery shopping.
Since I could no longer show my face at Wal-Mart, at least not for a couple weeks, I decided to head to Safeway.
Masen was good during the shopping trip. He sat in the cart for a while, but he started to get fussy so I let him walk. He stayed next to me for the most part and helped put things in the cart.
During checkout, I put him back in the cart, paid for my groceries and headed to the car.
It was eleven thirty by the time I got home. I had very little time to put things away. I threw the cold stuff in the fridge, or freezer, and then rushed back out to the car with Masen, who had since fallen asleep.
Esme was waiting outside for me when I arrived.
"Yeah," I said as I pulled Masen out of his car seat. "I will pick him up after school."
Esme nodded, "We'll be here."
"Thank you," I said as I climbed back into my car.
"You're very welcome," Esme said, smiling.
I made it to school with just minutes to spare. I rushed to class after parking and locking up, making it just in time.
"Running late?" Chris asked.
"Yea," I breathed out as I took a seat next to him. "I had some errands to run and ended up losing track of time."
"Happens to the best of us," Chris said. "Say, would you like to grab something to eat with me after class?"
"Sure, that sounds good," I said, rubbing my stomach.
Class went by fairly quick. When it was finally over, Chris and I headed to Burger King to get something to eat before our next class started.
"So, how have you been?" Chris asked. "We haven't talked much lately."
"Yeah, sorry about that," I said. "So much has been going on. Well, it feels like it."
"I imagine finding out you're pregnant with twins would make it feel like that," Chris said. "Congratulations, by the way."
"Thank you," I said, smiling.
"How do you feel about all this?"
"I'm great," I said. "I'm very happy right now."
"I'm glad," Chris said. "I may not have known you long but I know you deserve to be happy."
I smiled at him, "Thanks, Chris. And speaking of happiness, how are things going in your love life?"
"What love life?" Chris asked.
"Uh oh, what happened?" I asked.
"I can't seem to keep a boyfriend anymore, Bells," Chris sighed.
"You'll find someone," I said. "Boys just can't handle your hotness, Chris."
"Well, well, well," said a voice I'd never hoped I hear again, "if it isn't the boyfriend snatcher."
"Tanya," I said, politely.
"What are you doing here with him? Cheating on Edward, eh?" I looked up, and when I caught my first glance of her, I ended up doing a double take because Tanya looked very different.
Or rather, very pregnant.
"Yep," Tanya said, happily. "I'm having a little boy."
"Um...Congratulations?" I offered.
Okay, so there was a big chance that Edward might have knocked Tanya up. There was also a chance that it wasn't Edward's, but knowing Tanya she'd play it up as if it was Edward's child.
But wouldn't she tell Edward?
And if she did, wouldn't Edward tell me?
"So, I see you're pregnant too," Tanya grumbled. "What are the odds? Edward just can't keep it in his pants, can he?"
"I bet that kid ain't Edward's," Chris growled.
"Chris," I put my hand on his, "calm down."
Chris glowered at Tanya but backed down.
"Oh, it is," Tanya said, confidently. "I got pregnant a week before this little slut arrived in town."
"Didn't you two break up because he caught you cheating again?" I asked.
"I was giving head, that's about it."
"Still cheating," Chris said.
"I may have cheated by giving head but I didn't sleep with anyone except Edward," Tanya said with a big smile. "So, yes, this child is his. I'm sure this is very upsetting for you, Bella. I mean, Edward's time will be completely consumed with his newest child that he'll forget all about you. He may even leave you so that our child will have the life it deserves."
I will not let this affect me, I will not let this affect me.
"Edward and I have been talking for the last few months. He can't wait to meet his baby boy. This is his first child, his first real child…" she said, smirking at me. "I'm sure he'll choose me over you."
"I…I have to go," I said, gathering my things. "I have…uh, class. Yep, I need to hurry up before I'm late."
I was trying to not let this upset me. After all this was just talk, that's what Tanya did; she dished out bullshit. She aimed below the belt and flung insults that hurt. She thrived on reactions and I was giving her just what she wanted.
"Bells, she's lying," Chris said. "Don't go."
"I'm not lying," Tanya said with a straight face. "It's the truth."
"Chris, I'll see you later," I said softly. "I really have to go."
"Bells," Chris called after me.
I walked straight out of Burger King and straight past Chris's car. I headed toward the building where my next class was being held.
I wanted to keep my mind off the Tanya situation for as long as possible. I mean, I knew that if it was indeed his kid, Edward wouldn't pass up a chance to be in its life, he's just not that kind of guy.
And I knew that wouldn't affect us, in anyway, so I wasn't sure why I was so upset about it.
I mean, he'd dealt with the fact that I had a child from someone else, so I could deal with the fact that he fathered a child with someone else.
I'd have to because I wasn't going to lose him.
"Bella, wait." I heard Edward call.
"Hi, what's up?" I asked.
"Chris called me," he said.
"Oh, why?" I asked, avoiding his gaze.
"Bella, please, talk to me."
"I'm fine, Edward," I said. "I'm just trying to wrap my head around Tanya being pregnant with your kid."
"It's not mine."
"How do you know?" I asked.
"How do you know it's mine?" he countered.
"And Tanya's a reputable source?" Edward snorted. "Bella, she's a liar, that's about it."
"Edward, she's like eight months pregnant," I said. "That means she got pregnant in August."
"Yes, I know," Edward seized my face. "But once I saw you, I couldn't sleep with her."
"I know, it sounds weird, but the very first day I saw you pretty much marked the end of my relationship with Tanya."
"Did you know she was pregnant?" I asked.
"I found out in September that she was pregnant and did the math," Edward said. "She was five weeks along when she told me. If you do the math, we were already split up by then."
I felt relieved, and then I felt bad about being relieved because again Edward dealt with me, even though I had a kid from another relationship.
"Sorry," I said, laying my head on his shoulder. "I really am. I don't know why I freaked out. I mean, I really don't have a right to..."
"It's fine, Bella," Edward said. "I completely understand why. Tanya was making you believe that I was the father of her child, when you're carrying my twins."
"If you were, it wouldn't change anything," I assured him. "I'd still be here."
Edward smiled, "I know."
"I love you," I said, wrapping my arms around him tightly.
"I love you too, Bella," he said. "Please don't let Tanya bother you anymore, okay?"
"I won't," I promised.
"Now let's go back to Burger King and get you some more food," Edward said. "My babies need to eat," he said, rubbing my stomach.
I laughed but agreed.
The Tanya situation wasn't forgotten, but I pushed it to the back of my mind. I had to trust Edward and if he was a hundred percent sure that the baby Tanya was carrying wasn't his then I believed him.
When we got back to BK, Tanya was gone and Chris was waiting. I promised I was fine and ate my lunch.
My last class for the day was boring and I was ecstatic when it finally ended. Edward had worked right after class but since I quit yesterday, I was free to pick up my little munchkin and head home for the evening.
"How was he today?" I asked.
"An angel," Esme promised. "The other toddlers are cranky today, so it was nice to have one who couldn't stop smiling."
I smiled, "He's such a happy kid."
I nodded, "Definitely. My dad was so surprised by Masen's overall personality. Apparently, I was a cranky child. I didn't grow out of it until…last year according to Emmett."
Esme giggled, "I doubt that. You are such a sweet girl. Masen takes after you completely."
"Aw, thanks," I blushed.
Esme smiled at me. "I'm just speaking the truth."
My cheeks reddened even more.
"Masen," Esme called. "Come here! You're momma is here."
"Momma?" I heard him yell from the other room before I heard the sound of his little feet hitting the tile floor. "Momma!" He giggled when he saw me.
"Hi, baby," I laughed, picking him up. "Did you have fun today?"
He nodded and laid his head on my shoulder.
"Are you ready to go home?"
"Eat?" he asked.
"You want to eat?" I asked.
"Eat," he confirmed.
"He's just like his momma," I laughed.
Esme laughed, "That's not a bad thing."
"Nope." I smiled. "I'll see you later, Esme."
"Later," she nodded.
"Eat, eat, eat " Masen chanted as I carried him to the car.
"We'll have a snack when we get home, okay?"
"Yes, eat," I laughed as I placed him in his car seat.
When we got home, Mas and I ate a small snack that consisted of apple slices and oranges then while Masen was playing in his car shaped ball pit, I focused on cleaning up.
I tackled the laundry first. I folded Masen's clean clothes put them away, and then put another load in.
"Mama," Masen called.
"Side," he said it like a question.
"You want to go outside?" I asked.
"Can you say please?"
"Side," he repeated. "Pease."
"Good job," I grinned. "Alright, let's go outside."
It was warm out today but not too bad. I knew that I should expect the hellish heat to start up in a couple weeks so I planned to enjoy the mild heat while it lasted.
Edward blew up a pool a couple days ago so that we could swim when it got warmer, and since today was a pretty warm day, I decided to take Masen swimming.
I brought Masen back in the house and changed him into his swim trunks, then pulled on my own swimsuit. I had to admit, it was still a little weird to look down and see a small protruding bump.
I never thought I'd have another kid, so I never thought I'd see this again. I turned to the side and looked in the mirror.
"Momma's getting big, huh?" I asked Masen.
Masen nodded his head.
"You're not supposed to agree with me." I laughed, tickling his sides.
Masen giggled, "Side, Momma."
"Alright, let's go, sweetie." I picked him up and walked outside to the pool. After kicking off my shoes, I climbed into the pool with him.
We had a fun afternoon in the pool. Masen loved the water, just as I did when I was his age. Being in water was very calming, but alas we couldn't stay in the water all night.
Masen started to tucker out after about an hour in the pool, so I decided to get out before he decided to throw a tantrum.
After drying him off and changing him into a pair of pajamas, I let him play with his toys while I finished my chores.
"Honey, I'm home," Edward called out. "And I brought food."
"Dada, Dada, Dada," Masen chanted as he bolted toward the door.
"Hey, Buddy! Were you good for Mommy?"
"He was great," I said, kissing Edward's cheek. "Mmm, KFC." I said, relieving him of the bags of food.
"You can have the food after I get a proper kiss," Edward laughed as he tried to get the food back.
"Hasn't anyone told you not to steal food from a pregnant chick? Especially one who is pregnant with twins," I teased.
"I may have heard that somewhere." Edward grinned. "But I still want my kiss."
"I suppose," I said, feigning boredom.
"Come here, my love." Edward pulled me back to him with one arm and brought his lips to mine. I grinned and kissed my man back.
"Mama! Dada!" Masen's hands smacked us both in the cheeks. When we pulled away and looked at him, he started to giggle.
"You're lucky you're so cute," Edward said, blowing kisses on his face and neck.
"Ready to eat?" I asked Masen.
"Eat?" he perked up.
"He's definitely his mother's son," Edward chuckled.
"Please, you eat more than I do," I said, setting the bags on the table. "We don't even need a garbage disposal with you around."
"I'm saving electricity," Edward laughed. "Our bill is a little less each month thanks to me."
I snorted, "Yeah, okay."
Dinner was fun but then again, I didn't expect anything less. There honestly wasn't a dull moment in our household. Edward made it his mission in life to keep Masen and me smiling and well, of course Masen did things that made us laugh and smile daily.
Sometimes, when I sat back and looked at Masen and Edward, I couldn't believe how lucky I was to have them both. My life did a complete 360 since the day I found out I was pregnant with Masen.
There had been a lot of downs but even more ups since that day, and surprisingly enough, I wouldn't change a thing.
"I've got it," Edward said when I reached for the dishes. "You get him to bed then meet me in the front room for a movie night."
"Sounds great," I said, kissing him. "I love you."
Edward grinned, "I love you too."
I pulled Masen out of his high chair and carried him to his bedroom. My poor baby was barely awake. It seemed like I tuckered him out today.
After washing his face and changing him into his pajamas, I placed him in his crib.
I turned on his nightlight and headed into the front room. Edward was sitting on the couch waiting for me.
"Come here," Edward said, patting his lap.
I climbed onto his lap and laid my head on his shoulder.
"We should talk about Tanya," Edward said.
"Way to ruin a moment," I grumbled.
"I'm sorry for what she did today," Edward said, softly. "Even pregnant, she's still a bitch."
"That's what pregnant women are known for," I laughed.
"You aren't a bitch."
"Just wait," I said. "You'll be retracting that statement in a couple months."
Edward chuckled and started rubbing my back, "But seriously, I'm not the father."
"I believe you." I said, honestly. "And even if the baby was yours, I wouldn't go anywhere."
"You really mean that?"
"Of course," I said, looking up at him. "Edward, you've taken care of Masen and been there for him since I moved out here. Wouldn't that make me a bitch if I just walked away because you had a child with someone else?"
"Well…kind of…yeah," he admitted.
"I'm here for the long run," I said, kissing his shoulder. "Unless you cheat. That's the one thing I won't tolerate, but anything else… I'll be right next to you, holding your hand, and cheering you on."
Edward looked down at me with nothing but love shining in his eyes, "I love you, Bella."
"More than life itself," I replied softly.
I leaned up and pressed my lips to his. His soft lips moved gently against mine as he held me tightly against his body.
"I'm so fucking lucky," Edward said running his fingers lightly over my cheek.
"So am I," I said, laying my head back on his shoulder.
We didn't watch much of the movie that night. Instead, we cuddled with each other and kissed. It was a great night. I ended up falling asleep before Edward did but that was thanks to Edward's soft voice singing me to sleep.
So, Tanya is preggers and OF COURSE, she's deluded herself into thinking its Edwards. Renee sent something for Masen's birthday. Like Bella said in the chap. Sending a gift is way better than showing up unnanounced with said gift. And of course to end the chapter, I gave you so more cute moments between E&B. I find that the more I read Angsty stories, the fluffier my E&B get.