All characters belong to Stephanie Myer.
This is my first fan fic and I hope you enjoy it :)
Finally I was on my way home, some place I should have gone years ago when the bantering first started. I still couldn't get over the fact that my mother treated me that way. God I mean I'm her daughter and she doesn't even care how I feel, just how she is perceived by her friends. One day I just had enough so I packed our bags and informed Charlie that we were coming home. He was beyond thrilled. I was brought from my thoughts by the flight attendant.
"Do you or your daughter need anything before the flight takes off, miss?"
"No we're fine thank-you" I responded with a smile.
I looked down at the angel in my arms, she was my whole world.
"Are you excited to go see grandpa, baby?"
"Gwanpa!" she wailed while throwing her arms in the air. I looked up to see a man and a child getting situated next to us.
He look over and I saw the most perfect green eyes. He gave me a dazzling smile and said "Hi my name is Edward and this here is my little rug rat Joshua." he told me as he lifted Joshua up, he looked like the splitting image of Edward.
I looked back at Edward and he was waiting for me to respond to him.
"I'm Bella and this is my daughter Alexis, Lexi for short." I said.
"Nice to meet you Bella and Lexi. So are you heading to Seattle for a holiday" He asked shifting Josh more comfortably on his lap.
"Actually, I'm moving back home. I had a few to many disagreements with my mother who thought she could run my life and make my decisions for me. I used to live in a town called Forks with both my parents until they split up. My dad supported me with my decisions but my mother was a whole other issue." I don't know why I just spilled my story to a man I just met, but I just felt comfortable with him.
"Forks huh?" He asked with a smirk. "My parents moved there a few years ago and now I'm also moving there to be closer to them. I want Josh to grow up knowing his grandparents, aunts and uncles well."
I nodded in agreement. "That's also another reason why I wanted to move back home. I don't have any blood-related siblings but I do have cousins and my dad's partner has two kids herself. I'd rather Lexi grow up in that environment than the one I grew up in."
"Family is important, I've learnt that being away from mine for a few years." Edward said as the plane started to take-off.
I gave Lexi some water so her ears didn't get blocked. I looked over at Edward and saw him trying to sooth a crying Josh. I suggested to him to give him a drink and that it might help his ears. Obviously it was his sons first time on a plane.
"Thanks Bella." He said as Josh quietened down.
I looked down his left hand and noticed that there was no ring. Surely this Greek god couldn't be single, could he?
Edward cleared his throat and he looked a little nervous. "So uhh are you meeting your husband in Seattle?"
Hmph this was the exact subject that forced the rift between my mother and I.
"Actually I'm not married, it's just Lexi and I." I told Edward. I noticed that both kids were fast asleep.
"It looks like you've done an amazing job with Lexi, Bella. She seems like an angel." I blushed, I was thrilled with what Edward had just told me.
"Thank-you Edward, you don't know what that means to hear you say that."
Edward looked down at his son and smiled. "You know Edward, you and your partner have also done a wonderful job." I internally kicked myself for mentioning his partner, even though there was no ring he had to be taken. I just didn't want reality to get in the way.
"It's just me raising this little guy. I was casually seeing a girl named Tanya on and off again. She came to me one day and told me she was pregnant." Edward looked a little frustrated. "Straight after I was told she told me that she would take care of it, and by take care of it she wanted to get an abortion. She said that she was to young to be held down by a child and her career was still ahead of her." Edward looked down and held his son tightly to his chest. It was then I noticed a tear fall down my face, how could anyone not want that sweet little boy?
"It took a lot of convincing but she finally agreed to have the baby. I told her she didn't need to look after it, that I would do it all. All she had to do was sign over her rights and agree to never contact me again." Edward said shaking his head. "Of course though that wasn't enough, she also asked for money, which I gave her. Nothing could put a price on my little man" He leaned down and gave him a kiss.
A small giggle escaped my lips and Edward gave me a questioning look.
"I'm sorry Edward, I don't mean to laugh, it's just that it's a very similar situation to what I was in." Now it was my turn to be serious.
"This all started when my mother forced me to go out on a date with one of my step-fathers friends son, Alec. I hesitated constantly but my mother kept persisting that I at least give him a chance. I had met him a few times, he was nice to a degree but I knew he wasn't for me." I looked up to see what Edward's facial expression would be but it showed nothing but interest in my story.
"Anyway we went out on a few dates to appease our parents. One night we were really drunk and slept together. That was the night Lexi was conceived. When I found out I was shocked to say the least. When I told Alec the news he was disgusted, his reasoning was pretty much the same as Tanya's was, it was all about his career. My mother however thought it was wonderful and that we should get married right away." I shuddered at the thought.
"Did you?" Asked Edward, curiously.
"Hell no, it's one of the many things my mother tried to control in my life. But no, I didn't marry Alec. I didn't love him and he didn't love me. I wanted to keep the baby and he didn't. Many fights broke out between the families and Alec eventually moved state. However before he did I made sure that all rights were mine. He offered money but I didn't take it, all I wanted was my baby" I said as I held Lexi close to me as tears started to stream down my face.
Next thing I notice is that Edward has his arm around me trying to sooth me.
"Shh Bella, it's alright. You've got Lexi with you and now you're on your way to live your life with family who care about you." I don't know what it was but Edward's touch and soothing words calmed me down instantly. I hope he bump into each other, I mean it would be pretty hard not to since we'll both be living in the tiny town of Forks.
"Sorry Edward, I didn't mean to burst into tears. Thank-you for calming me down."
"Anytime Bella, lets change topic shall we? Tell me more about Bella." He said with a smirk on his lips.
I blushed a little."Well I'm 25 years old, Lexi is one but will be two in a few months. I'm an elementary school teacher and I'll be working at Forks Elementary school, how about yourself?"
"I'm a doctor and I'll be working with my father at his practice. I didn't want to work in a hospital with all the shift hours. Working with my dad means I can work a standard nine to five shift and still spend time with my boy. Oh and I'm 27 and Joshy will be one in a month. Maybe you and Lexi would like to come to his party. I know that my sister is planning a big shindig for him."
"I'd like that Edward." I smiled I don't know what it was but I felt so drawn to him. It felt so perfect just the four of us sitting here.
We talked a little more until their was an announcement that we would be landing shortly.
I didn't want to leave Edward and luckily he had asked for my number stating that Josh would like to have a play date with Lexi. I laughed and we exchanged numbers.
As we exited the plane and went to collect our luggage, I was expecting to find my dad, except I saw my cousins Rosalie and Jasper along with their partners Emmett and Alice whom I had only met the one time.
As soon as they saw me Rose and Jasper walked over. Rose hugged me and Jasper helped with my luggage as I had my hands full with Lexi. I looked up expecting to greet Alice and Emmett and noticed that they were hugging and laughing with Edward.
"What are you guys doing here? I thought Charlie was coming to get me. And how does Emmett and Alice know Edward?"
"Emmett mentioned that he was coming to get Edward and Josh from the airport and I knew that you were arriving today so I called Charlie and told him we'd pick you up." Rose said grinning as she hugged me again. "I missed you so much Bells, I'm glad you're back."
"I missed you to Rose." I told her truthfully.
We walked over to the others and Edward leaned down and whispered in my ear "Looks like we'll be seeing quite a bit of each other Bella." He smirked. I wasn't complaining one bit.
One month later
"Ok sweetheart are you ready to go to Joshy's birthday party?"
"Joshyyy" She cheered.
Since arriving in Forks I found out that Charlie had become fishing buddies with Edward's father Carlisle. Dr and Mrs Cullen or Esme and Carlisle as they insisted I call them moved here 3 years ago and Charlie had been going fishing with Carlisle for a while now. How I had never run into them when I visited in previous time I would never know.
Things with Edward were becoming frustrating. Just like Edward said we did see each other often. Whether it be because we were hanging out with our friends or with our children. Lexi and Josh were enrolled in the same daycare as each other and Edward and I bumped into each other almost every morning.
Nothing had happened between us yet. There was this one time where we were at his parents house, I was about of jump him but we were interrupted by the children's cries. We both wanted it I knew that much. I had never felt this way with a man before, I feel so at home when it's just the four of us hanging out together.
Rose and Alice were constantly telling me that I should make the first move. The amount of tension that was in the room was starting to make them sick. Alice constantly told me that Edward liked me just as much as I liked him. She even went as far as saying that I was in love with her brother. I laughed when she told me that. I knew that I cared about Edward but loved? Sure he has constantly been on my mind since the moment we met on the plane and I do get upset when it comes to say goodbye to him. Hmm maybe I do. No I can't we aren't even together and it's been a month since I've met him.
Joshua on the other hand is a different story, I love that little boy to bits, I would do anything for him.
I was brought out of my thoughts by Lexi, "Momma, Joshy now!" she grumbled.
I picked her up and walked out to my car, buckled Lexi in her seat and headed for the Cullen house, maybe today might be my lucky day I though.
When we got there I said hello to everyone and gave a big kiss to the birthday boy. He just giggled and gave me a hug.
I saw that Emmett had a hold on Edward and shoved him into the laundry room.
"Alice what the hell is going on?" I screeched before she pushed me into the room with Edward. Before either of us could do anything the door was shut and locked from the outside so we couldn't get out.
"We are so sick of sitting in a room with two of you with all this sexual tension" Alice yelled. "Both of you want it but are to scared to make the first move. Edward be a man and kiss her, Bella accept his kiss and go on from there." I'm pretty sure my face was as red as a tomato.
"And don't take to long either, Rosie said we can't cut the cake until you're both out!" I heard a smack and I'm pretty sure that was Rose hitting Emmett.
"Don't worry we'll be outside with everyone else and the kids will be taken care of." Laughed Rose.
I heard them all as they walked down the corridor. I was to embarrassed to look over at Edward. I had no choice though as Edward chose that moment to speak.
"Bella, please look at me." I didn't want to but his voice sounded so sincere. When I did look up at him I looked into his eyes and saw nothing but love?
"Bella, right now I should be mad at them for throwing us in here but I'm not." I went to interrupt him but he put his hand up to stop me. "Please let me go on or else I'll never get this out."
I nodded as he put both my hands into his.
"My favourite part of everyday is when I get to see you and Lexi. I think about you everyday, I haven't stopped being able to think about you since the moment I saw you on the plane. I should have asked you out weeks ago but I was afraid you'd shoot me down. I love the time the four of us spend together and I didn't want to lose it." My eyes never left his and I could see the adoration in them. It was then that I knew that I was in fact in love with Edward Cullen.
"But Bella I'm done being afraid. I love Lexi just as much as I love Josh." I felt a tear slip down my face, Edward reached up and wiped it away.
He took a breath and said the words I was wanting to hear.
"Bella I love you."
"I love you to Edward."
He leaned down and kissed me. He deepened the kiss as I moaned into his mouth. He put both his hands on my bum and lifted me up. I instantly wrapped my legs around his waste as he walked forward until we hit the washing machine and he placed me above it.
I don't know how long we were in there for just touching and kissing, I didn't want this to end his lips, his hands felt so good on me. But of course there's the reality of it all.
We were interrupted by a knock at the door.
"Sorry to interrupt the two of you, but there's two eager little kids wanting their mommy and daddy." Jasper said. "I'll let them know you be out soon."
I had my head in the crook of Edwards neck and he gave me a kiss on my forehead.
"Come on love, let's go get our kids." He grinned.
I grinned to as he lifted me off the washing machine. "Our kids?" I asked smiling.
"Yep, our kids." He said as he gave me another kiss.
I was about to reach for the door when Edward stopped me.
"Baby, before we go out there I want to ask you if you'll be my girlfriend?" He asked with a crooked grin.
"Of course I'll be your girlfriend." I said before wrapping my arms around his neck and giving him another passionate kiss.
We walked outside to have both kids screaming.
"Ma-ma, dada." they both wailed.
Josh stretched out to me and I took him in my arms. I had tears in my eyes because Josh had just called me momma.
I looked over to Edward and he was the same with Lexi. He walked over to me and wrapped his free arm around us.
This was home, Edward, Josh, Lexi and I had finally found our way home.
This is a one-shot but if there are enough reviews I may turn this into a multi-chapter fic.