Thanks for bearing with me :) there's not much of this Fic left to go now maybe one more normal chapter and and epilogue. I feel like these characters have dealt with enough now and deserve their happy ending. I hope you agree and are happy with what I produce.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to work on some outtakes in the future because I don't think i'll be able to let this family go completely. So keep this story on alert I'll post as soon as I have anything.
The good news is I'm starting another Fic which I'm excited about. Keep an eye out for it I'd love you all to read it.
Lastly thank you to Pauline for beata'ing this chapter :)
Made For Each Other
Bella's Point Of View
I've never been more relieved to hear my children talking, laughing and causing general mischief than I am right now. I don't remember much about what happened and I was so sure Seth and Faith were in the car with me that when I woke up and realised where I was, my first instinct was to panic. If Edward hadn't been here I'm sure they would have sedated me and the last thing I want is to be knocked out again. I hate feeling vulnerable and knowing my kids could have been hurt was just too much.
The last thing I remember is driving towards Rose and Emmett's house. Everything else is a blank. I want to remember. I want to know what actually happened so I can put it behind me and move on. I know my dad is hovering around me because he's waiting for me to fall apart. Literally. He's not subtle at all and he's really starting to get on my nerves. I'm not a rag doll and I've survived this far so I don't need him being a worry wart on top of everything else.
Shifting position slightly caused a groan I just couldn't hold in and I automatically regretted it because both my dad and Edward were stood next to me in seconds. Nicely done, Bella.
"Bella, baby, are you okay, do you need the nurse? What hurts?" Edward reached for the call button in my hand but I tightened my grip on it and shook my head.
"I'm okay I just moved a little quicker than I should have trying to get comfortable."
"Are you sure? You don't have to be strong; if you need more pain relief you need to tell us."
"EDWARD, I'M FINE." Jesus, don't they think I'd tell them if I was in pain. I am not a child.
"Okay. Just say if you need anything." As he walked back over to sit back down with the kids I felt instantly guilty. He only wants what's best for me but I'm so tired and I'm in agony; everything hurts.
"Edward. Edward, I'm sorry." Getting up he lifted Faith bringing her over to the bed with him. He probably thinks he needs protection and she loves her daddy that's for sure.
"Bella, it's okay we're just worried about you. We don't want to see you in pain and you need to rest. Struggling with this won't make you heal any faster." Stupid, sensible husband. He's always right.
"Okay, okay. Call the damn nurse, I'll take something for the pain." A grin overtook his face but before he got too cocky I had to reel him back a little. "Whilst I'm knocked out I want you and the kids to get some fresh air. Go get food or something."
"No." What the hell does he mean no? He just asked me what I wanted and I told him. Now I'm wrong again obviously.
"I'm not leaving you Bella." Where does he think I'm going to go? I'm just going to be sleeping anyway.
"I hungry. Daddy." Score! If Faith gives him the pout it's game over. "I needs some cake for my belly." Pointing at her belly she pouts and plays with the ends of his hair. "S'hungry."
I can tell he's fighting an internal battle he doesn't want to say no to her but he doesn't want to leave me either.
"Please can we go get some jelly or cake dad?" Seth walks over and gently takes my free hand in his.
"You're going to have to take the kids home tonight anyway. You can't be here with me twenty four seven." The grimace my statement causes on my beautiful husband's face is heartbreaking. I should have kept my mouth shut.
"I'll stay. Edward take the kids down to the cafeteria and get something to eat, I'll go when you get back." Edward nodded but didn't say anymore. He looks as tired as I feel. I hate to think what I'd have been like if the situation was reversed. He's the love of my life, I don't know what I'd do without him.
"It'll be fine, son, I'll make sure the nurse gives Bella something to make her more comfortable." Which means they're going to give me something to make me sleep and Charlie will probably be taking a nap too. I need to make sure he doesn't spend another night here. He needs to go home to rest, he's not getting any younger and I don't want him in the bed next to me. I need to call Emmett and Alice. They'll come in and stay with me because I know for sure Edward won't be leaving unless there's some kind of compromise.
"Okay, Okay, we'll go get some food then we'll be back okay?"
"Yes! Food!" Seth's celebratory dance is kind of hard not to laugh at but I can't put my ribs through that torture. Not right now.
"Anyone would think we've been starving you guys. You've had loads of sweeties and chips today."
"I'm a growing boy, mom." Isn't that the truth. He's growing up too fast.
"Mom do you need anything when we're gone?" Ah, Lizzie, my little care giver, she's been brilliant and so calm. I swear she thinks her daddy has super powers 'cause the way she looks at him almost makes me jealous.
"No thank you baby. You guys go eat and I'll see you soon okay."
"Okay." Edward stole a quick kiss before he got dragged out of the room by my munchkins. Charlie even had to stifle a laugh and made a comment about how whipped he was.
"Okay I'm going to get the nurse."
"Now, Bella, you promised. Don't start giving me trouble now."
"I'm not going to but I need to talk to Alice and Emmett before I sleep, can you get me a phone?"
"Okay, I guess."
"Thank you we both know Edward won't be going anywhere unless someone he trusts is here with me and who better than family?"
"What about me?" Yeah 'cause another night in the chair is going to do his back the world of good.
"Dad don't start you can't sleep here again." He huffed like a child and then nodded.
"I'll sort Emmett and Alice, you need to rest. Let me do that at least."
"Okay." The nurse came in to check my vitals and give me something to ease the pain. I don't remember falling asleep but the next time I was ready to open my eyes was because of the raised voice of my husband.
"Listen Edward you can't leave the kids again Faith hardly slept last night Emmett is going to take you all home and I'm going to spend the night with Bella."
"Alice I can't leave her what if she needs me and I'm not here?"
"You won't be far away you can be back here within 20 minutes. Stop fighting me on this it's what she wants and don't take this the wrong way but you could really use a shower." I knew he wouldn't go easily but he has to go. The kids don't need the upheaval of being away from us both again.
"Fine, when she wakes up we'll visit for a little while and then we'll go home." Thank you, Alice.
"Are you done arguing now? Can I stop pretending to be asleep?" Edward walked over to me with a small smile playing on his lips.
"Hey. How long have you been awake?" He gently took my face is his hands and kissed me. He's the most comforting thing in the world to me. He makes me feel safe without even knowing it.
"Just a few minutes. How come it's so quiet in here? Where are the kids?"
"Emmett's out in the family room playing twister with them. I think they need to burn off some energy." They shouldn't be hanging around a hospital all day; it's not good for them. "Hey, no feeling guilty. They want to be here with you, we all do."
"But we shouldn't have to be here. I shouldn't have had to have an operation and I shouldn't be looking at a lengthy recovery. We did nothing wrong, Edward. Shouldn't we be in line for some good karma? Haven't our girls been through enough? Shouldn't our children be able to go through time without worries or comforting each other?"
"Sometimes these things happen Bella. I can't change anything but I can make sure that man pays for what he put you and the kids through. If I could swap places with you I would in a heartbeat."
"I know you would. I'm not angry at you or anyone here I'm angry that he changed so much. I swear to God if some good things don't start happening soon I'm going to go after karma myself." Alice walked forward placing her hand on Edwards back.
"Well, I have some news. I was going to wait but you want to know good news, right?" I nodded enthusiastically and she smiled as she sat on the edge of my bed.
"Is Jasper coming home or something?" Edward sat in the empty chair beside me and took my hand.
"Well sort of. He wants me to fly out to Texas to meet him and Peter before we all fly home together for a holiday of sorts to see if he likes it enough to live here. Jasper wants me to meet him before we introduce him to the rest of you rabble so he doesn't get too overwhelmed."
"That's great news, Ali, when do you go?" She frowned a little and sighed.
"Well I had a flight booked for tomorrow; I was going to tell you the day of the crash but everything happened so fast. I'm going to book something else." She continued talking but I zoned out. She can't stay here just for us, it's time to put her family first. "So I'll go when you're better."
"Oh no, you're getting on that plane. Emmett can stay with me tonight and you can go pack."
"Emmett said that but I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving you guys now you need me."
"Not as much as Jasper and Peter do. You need to think about your family now. I'm fine, look I'm breathing on my own and everything." Alice rolled her eyes and looked to her brother for guidance.
"Bella's right you need to get on that plane. Emmett can stay tonight and then I'm sure Rose will take a turn and maybe Charlie. We'll cope, you need to go to Jasper."
"See you're outvoted." She doesn't have a choice now and she knows it. "Go home, Alice, get ready to leave."
"I'm ready everything was already packed." Well that makes sense this is Alice after all. "I have the best family ever you guys are great. When she got teary Edward started to laugh a little. "Oh, brother, grow up."
"Ouch, Alice, your insults hurt me deeply."
"Would you two stop acting your shoe sizes and act your age just for once?" They know I'm only messing with them. I love it when they're carefree like this. It's been a long time since they've both had a chance just too mess around together. Everything has been so serious for so long. It's got to stop; things need to start looking up. I will make that happen.
"Yeah, Alice." Edward stuck his tongue out at her and she rolled her eyes whist giving her best bitch face.
"You're lucky I love you, brother."
"Oh. how could you not? I mean I am the better brother after all." Emmett would give him a massive wedgie if he heard him say that. They bantered back and forth until a comfortable silence took over the room.
"Alice you should go fill Emmett in on what's happening. I'd like a few minutes alone with my husband if that's okay." She jumped up running out of the room like her ass was on fire. I think she might be a little excited to see her husband.
"You okay, baby?"
"Yeah, just angry at the world for putting me in here when all I want to do is go home with you."
"I know but if you do what the doctors say and we all follow the rules you'll be home before you know it."
"But I want to come home now, Edward." I'm whining and I'm making him feel guilty I can tell but I can't seem to hold back I need to get this out or it'll send me mad.
"Baby, you know I'll break you out of here as soon as I can but you seem to be forgetting you've just had a major operation. You have to stay and get better then you can come home and recover properly in your own bed with your family surrounding you."
"Don't be, the pain meds will be messing with your emotions. You just need to do as you're told for a little while. I know you hate it but you need to let all of us look after you. I groaned and he laughed. He knows I'm a bad patient I hate being ill even if it's just with a common cold.
"In a few months all of this will be a distant memory, baby."
"I love you, Edward Cullen."
"I love you more."
"That isn't even possible." There's no way anyone could love someone more than I love him. It's not possible in any way, shape or form.
"You'd be surprised. If only you could see inside my head you'd see how you make me feel on a daily basis. It's more possible than you know Bella." Beautiful man with his beautiful words. Leaning over he kissed me and not just a chaste, I don't want to hurt you, kiss. It was a toe curling, mind blowing kiss. The kiss that could say a million things like, I love you, I'm glad you're okay and you're the only one I need without a word being spoken.
"I feel all those things too. Sometimes I don't think I could feel more than I do but you'll say something or do something that makes me fall more in love with you."
"I don't know what I would have done if I'd lost you. I wouldn't have coped, Bella."
"You didn't though I'm still here, Edward, and I'm not going anywhere for a long time. You're stuck with me."
"I can't think of anyone I'd rather be stuck with." The door burst open and our mushy moment was broken by the sound of our kids squealing at Emmett.
"The tickle monster is hungry."
"No, no, no, Em, stops right nows." Faith turned on him and pointed up to his now pouting face. "S'naughty to be loud in ospital. Nana will tells us off."
"I'm not scared of her." He will be when he realises she's stood in the door way. Faith hasn't seen yet but I'm sure Esme will be proud of her for following the rules.
"Really? Well that's good to know." Edward is bating his brother, this never ends well. Ever.
"Please I just have to pout and she's putty in my hands. Everyone knows I'm her favourite."
"That's not true and you know it." Emmett's twirled around knocking over a vase on the table beside him in the process.
"Mom you're looking very beautiful today." Oh my god his face is priceless.
"Oooo, you're in trouble now." Seth mocked Emmett and Lizzie and Faith giggled behind their hands.
"Emmett Cullen you really need to be put over my knee but as you're staying the night with Bella so Edward and Alice can go I'll let that slide this once." Emmett was about to speak but Esme cut him off again. "Before you start to brag, dear son of mine, one good deed deserves another but if I hear anything like that again It won't be me you'll be dealing with, it'll be your wife."
"Point taken. I will not sass you again... Today." Oh, he just had to go there. He can't just stop and let it go.
"I swear to god if we weren't in polite company I'd kick your butt into shape."
"She would too she's done it before. Best. Day. Ever." Edward smiled as he remembered last time Esme really told Emmett off. "You don't mess with mom, brother, you know this."
"I know. I know. Rosie says I just can't help myself. It's like it's built into me. What's a man supposed to do deny his inner child?" The whole room included the children shouted yes at him and he shrugged. "Never going to happen."
"That's what worries me." Esme shook her head and started to fuss over me asking if I was comfortable and if I wanted her to bring anything from home. "Bella you had us so worried I'm so glad you're okay. Never scare us like that again okay?"
"I'll try not to." She leaned in and kissed my head making me feel at ease like only a mother could.
"That's good enough for me."
"When can we kick everyone out? I need me some Emmett and Bella time."
"Emmett you're as subtle as brick to the head."
"What? It's getting late and the kids didn't sleep too good last night." Way to guilt Edward into leaving it's almost as if they planned this. "We were all worried and Edward smells, he needs a shower badly."
"HEY! I do not smell." Leaning forward he tried to smell himself discreetly but Emmett saw and laughed loudly at him.
"Go home, Edward."
"I don't want to leave mommy." Lizzie looked over to me with tears brimming in her eyes. Oh god please I can't handle tears right now. I watched as Edward bent down and pulled all three of the children into his arms.
"We can't stay with mommy tonight because she has to rest so she can get better. We'll come back first thing in the morning though. Uncle Emmett is going to stay with her and keep her safe."
"Yep, I'm on Bella babysitting duty. I promise to keep mommy safe and make sure she gets lots of sleep whilst I watch the game on TV." Yep, I'll definitely be sleeping. I like sports but I don't have the patience to sit through a game.
Edward stayed until Esme threatened to kick him out the door. Faith's bedtime was fast approaching and she was getting grouchy but she didn't want to leave me either which made it easier for Edward to stay. Once we'd finally said our goodbyes the day's events caught up with me and I fell asleep listening to Emmett and Esme discussing his business venture.
I am truly blessed to be a part of this family.