Chapter 17 – Crying Wolf
"Yes, we will be there at 8:00 pm sharp. Thank you Sam, we appreciate the council granting us an audience. I'll look forward to seeing you, until then, have a nice day. Good-bye." I hit the end call button and laid my phone down on the counter. Esme had just finished baking ten dozen chocolate chip cookies for the council meeting at La Push. Anything to butter them up and smooth things over would be welcomed. I wasn't sure how the tribe was going to react to our plans to expand our family.
I was most positive that after broaching the subject with the wolves, my next course of action would be to request an audience with the Volturri. I don't want to risk carrying out our plans, only to have some misguided nomad falsely assume that we have created immortal children. That simply would not turn out good, in fact, it would be a certain death sentence for us all. No, I'm positive that presenting my plans before they are enacted upon is the best solution. I think I will take Jasper with me, it is possible that he can influence them to be most agreeable and I'll be sure to get it in writing.
Esme was busy cleaning up the kitchen after her cooking extravaganza. Her back was to me and I watched her flip her hair back out of her face as she bent over the dishwasher. I marveled at the deep caramel tones, the ginger highlights and the chocolate undertones of her long tresses. I took in a deep breath, wanting to enhale her glorious fragrance. Ah…. my cinnamon girl.
I know she is aware of me behind her, yet she continues about her chores, anticipating my approach. My eyes rake over her exquisitely rounded shoulders, down her silken toned arms to her delicate lovely hands and magical fingers. I decided to not disappoint her and I walked up behind her pressing my body closely against her back, I wrapped my left arm around her to gently palm her bossom through her thin camasole, while my right hand reached across the front of her thigh and my fingers grazed just under the hem of her jean skirt. Within a tenth of a second, I could smell her arousal. My fingers searched higher to the edge of her panties and I moved them back and forth, watching her try with all her might to stay still under my ministrations.
"Everyone is gone, we have the house to ourselves." She leaned her head back on my shoulder and whispered in my ears.
"It must be a blue moon – we never get the house to ourselves." I hissed between my teeth and began to nibble on her ear and worked my way down her long inviting throat.
"Carlisle… There's something…. Um… that I want you to do…." She managed to form a complete sentence in between moaning and panting harder with every breath.
"Yes, my love. Tell me."
"I want you to take me on the stairs from behind." The words flew out her mouth quickly, otherwise, she'd never have finished her sentence.
"Esmerelda my love, your wish is my command." With that, I swept her off her feet and headed to the stair case. I ripped her skirt and blouse asunder in the heat of the moment. Never in all these years had we had the chance to desecrate our home. We never got the house alone.
"Carlisle, talk dirty to me." She surprised me with that request and as I shed my clothing, I grabbed her hips while she was perched on her hands and knees and thrust myself deep inside her.
"Oooh, baby that feeeeeeeeels soooooo good." She cooed.
With every panting breath I drove harder saying the most ile things that I could think of to drive her over the edge.
"Your hooters are soooo mouth watering. I love plunging my Captain in your bat girl cave. My Captain is about to spray some worms in you… Oooh Ohhh, Dooseldorf my tallywacker!" I let go my own release and wondered why Esme was shaking so violently.
The tremors from the tip of her head to her toes were racking her body so hard, she was soundless.
"Esme, angel… was it as good for you as it was for me?" I had to know if she had enjoyed the stairs as much as I had.
"You sly talkin devil! Carlisle, who the hell taught you to talk dirty? I'm LMFAO here honey. Honestly, Pee Wee Herman? Baby, you need to hang out with your son Emmette a little more often." She stood, and faced me, she was laughing at me. I hadn't been the cavalier lady killer that I thought I was? I was crushed.
"Silly Sweetheart." She kissed me. "That's why I love you. You're so handsome when you venture outside your realm of comfort … especially when you bomb. You're adorable. I love you with all my heart." She flatly stated as she swung her arms around my neck and proceeded to crash with my lips kissing me with a fervor only my Esme could muster.
Just as we made it upstairs to make ourselves presentable, I distinctly heard Edward come in the back door and let out a low whistle. "Smells like… Oh Fuck! Sorry guys… um… Ha! Ha Ha Ha Ha ! Really Carlisle? You actually said you were gonna spray some worms? WTF. That's the funniest damn thing I've heard since the choking duck." Edward flashed up the stairs to his room and I wished Esme would keep her thoughts to herself once in awhile.
I decided that since I had been utterly humiliated, I'd retreat to my library until time to go to the council meeting.
Nearing seven forty five, Esme rounded the corner of the hall with the basket of cookies and stuck her head in "my office. "Sweetheart, it's time to get going, the others are waiting outside on us."
I put my book down and stood behind my desk hesitating to move out of apprehension. Esme noticed and said, "Carlisle, it's going to be okay. I'm sure they won't forbid us to carry out our hearts desire. Don't go borrowing trouble. Everything will be just fine." And she held out her hand and coaxed me to from behind the desk to take charge of the situation and lead my family into the wolves den. Let it never be misunderstood… I fully am aware that behind every great man, is an even greater woman. What would I do without her?
We raced to the line and found Sam and Embry awaiting our approach. They granted us permission to cross the line and escorted us to the tribal council meeting. It was held inside a cave amongst the cliffs overlooking the beach at La Push. It was actually a very sobering experience. I had expected that we would meet in a nice meeting facility on the reservation, not a cave.
Billy Black stood and shook my hand as my family filed in behind me. "Carlisle, welcome. As you have requested this meeting, I'll spare us the formalities and ask you to please tell us the nature of your request."
"Certainly, thank you Billy. You see, my family – we as you know are frozen in our current state of being. We have long since dreamed of a way to hold on to our humanity and one of our greatest desires as with most couples, is to well… have a family."
Mumors broke out amongst the tribe. I shot a glance at Edward and he shook his head like there was too much to process. Then I gave a pointed look to Jasper and within moments, the room feel silent again.
"Please hear me out. I'm a doctor and in fact, Edward is also. Together we have shared in research and experimentation. Our current knowledge of genetics and artificial wombs will allow some of us to conceive a human baby and some of us a combination of human and…" I was cut off.
"Absolutely not!" Sam bellowed. "How can you even think we would agree to allow such an abomination?"
Again, murmors broke out amongst the council and Jasper once again brought the temperament under control.
"If I may address the council." Esme came forward handing out cookies that seemed to bring a smile to everyone's face. "My dear friends, I would like to share with you my story. When I was human, I had a child, a baby boy. He died a crib death. My heart was so broken, I didn't want to live and after I attempted suicide, Carlisle found me and gave me a new life with him. Now, I don't know if you can relate, but there is nothing I want more out of this life than to share the joy of holding my own child with Carlisle."
Leah stood and approached Esme and me. "Dr. Cullen, if you can do this for your wife and your daughters….. do you think you could do this for me?" Her eyes were wide and pleading with a hope that she dared not dream.
"Yes, Leah. If you are barren, I can and would do this for you. All you would need do is provide the fathers DNA and with yours, I could produce offspring for you to carry in an artificial womb.
I was startled when she jumped towards me and flung her arms around my neck. She hugged me and Esme so tightly and the tears poured down her tanned cheeks.
"Then I have no problem with you request." Leah exclaimed.
Leah looked to Billy with pleading eyes and then she found Sam's gaze and all the pain and shame were exposed for all to see. Sam dropped his head and said, "I will support the Cullen's in this request."
Afterwards, all the council voted and the decision to allow us to proceed was twelve pro and three no's. I again shook Billy's hand and Sam's and we all thanked them. I can't be sure, but I wondered if Jasper hit them with a wave of hunger because I don't think I ever saw their clan devour cookies in such a fashion.
As we left the cave and headed home, Rosalie was bouncing from tree to tree singing rock a bye baby to the top of her lungs. I'm not sure that I've ever seen her so happy. Esme seems introspective for the moment and Bella and Edward just seem lost in each other.
All in all, it's been a good day. As we crossed the river and neared the house, I called Emmett to wait up for me. I was planning on making good use of our sound proof room tonight and hoped that Emmett would be able to give me a quick lesson in dirty talk…
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