Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, but you all know that by now, right?
A/N: This is it…
I place the third pregnancy test down on the counter and pace while I wait for it to process. When the timer goes off, I lean over the counter with my eyes closed, taking three deep breaths before opening them.
Just like the other two tests.
"Bella?" Edward asks; worry lacing his tone as he knocks on the bathroom door. "You okay in there babe?"
"Yeah, I'm fine." I cringe. My voice sounds too high pitched and panicked. He's going to see right through it.
"Okay, hurry up. We don't wanna be late."
Edward knows me better than anyone, and he can tell when something's wrong instantly whenever something is bothering me. The fact that he doesn't realize something is wrong right now kind of hurts my feelings. I try to shrug it off, but the gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach doesn't go away.
I take a picture of the pregnancy tests before wrapping them in about five pounds of toilet paper and sticking them in the bottom of the trash. I send the picture to Alice and Rose, telling them to keep their mouths shut and to call me as soon as possible.
Not surprisingly, my phone rings five seconds later. Even though I'm expecting it, I still jump at the sound. Rolling my eyes at myself, I answer the phone. "Hey."
"OH MY GOD!" They both scream at the same time.
"I know. What do I do?"
"What do you mean what do you do?" Rose asks. I can almost see the eye roll. "You have a baby!"
"Have you told Edward?" Alice asks quietly, sensing that I'm scared out of my mind.
"No," I whisper quietly. "I don't think I can tell him. I don't want to ruin his night."
"Bella," Rose sighs. "You're not going to ruin his night; he's going to be happy! Stop being stupid."
"I don't know, maybe you should wait to tell him?" Alice asks quietly. "I'm not saying he's going to be mad or upset. I know he's going to be happy," she assures me. "I just think it'll be a lot to process, you know?"
"You're right. I'll tell him tomorrow…or whenever. I'll wait. Bye."
I hang up before I can hear them argue. I don't need or want the stress of their argument on top of everything else I'm stressing over.
I finish getting ready and walk out of the bathroom, hoping Edward is still too distracted by tonight's festivities to realize how fucking scared I am. "Hey babe, you ready?" I call out down the stairs.
"Yeah!" he calls back up to me. "The car is here, come on beautiful." I slowly walk down the stairs, not wanting to fall on my face for more than one reason tonight. "Fuck me. I take back my earlier compliment. Beautiful does not do you justice. You look…breathtaking...gorgeous...stunning." He wraps his arms around me and holds me to him tightly. "I love you."
"I love you too baby."
"No, Bella, listen…" he sighs and sits down on the bottom stair, carefully situating me on his lap so my dress doesn't wrinkle. "I want to thank you for everything you've done for me over these last few years." He cups my cheek. "You were amazing and I know you'll continue to be amazing for these next three years." He looks down and sighs. "You're giving up so much to support me."
"Hey," I lift his chin and kiss his lips lightly. "I'm not giving up anything. I'm your wife. I'm going to support you no matter what baby. You're going to be a great doctor. I'm helping out the whole world right now." I smile at him and he gives me his lopsided grin back. "Your residency isn't going to be easy, but at least we're home for that, right?"
"Right," he says with a nod.
We'd spent the last few years in Boston while Edward completed medical school. We both thought long and hard about staying or returning to Washington. We decided to come home because we missed everyone so much and Edward really wanted to complete his residency at Carlisle's hospital.
Right now I'm even more thankful that we're home. If we were in Boston and I'd found out I was pregnant…I'm pretty sure I'd be a mess right now. Well…more of a mess.
"Ready to go?" he asks me with a kiss to my neck. I nod and he helps me up, smoothing my dress out while secretly caressing my ass.
I just wish I was ready to tell him this news.
A glass clinks and all of us look up from our plates and conversation. "Edward," Carlisle says with a huge smile planted on his face. "You have no idea how proud of you I am." Esme sniffles beside him and my mom hugs her tightly. "Having you home, both of you home, means the world to me. Having you with me at the hospital…there are no words to describe what that makes me feel, Son." He clears his throat while his eyes fill with tears.
"Honey," Esme says as Carlisle takes his seat. She squeezes his shoulder and raises her glass. "You are my baby boy and I love you so much. Everything you've done with your life so far has made me not only proud of you, but of your father and myself." Everyone laughs. "I know you'll continue to make the right decisions in your life as long as you have that beautiful girl next to you." Everyone whoops and hollers, and I roll my eyes when Emmett whistles and Jasper yells "Oww, oww!"
"Bells," my dad's gruff voice fills my ears as he stands. "I love you honey. We're so proud of you. You gonna share that news of yours?"
My eyes widen and I choke on a piece of steak. Edward quickly slaps my back, asking me over and over again if I'm alright. When my eyes stop blurring and I can actually breathe, I nod and tell him I'm fine. "Dad, what are you talking about?"
"You know," he raises his eyebrows.
My mother leans in and whispers in my ear. "The envelope honey, remember?"
"Oh!" Fucking duh. "Um…"
"Bella?" Edward asks with a hurt look on his face. "What are they talking about? What news do you have and why don't I know about it?"
I smile at him and kiss his lips quickly before standing.
"Tonight is about my brilliant husband," I say smiling at our friends and family, "he's made me so proud of him and I'm so happy that he's closer to reaching his dream." I take a deep breath. "Edward, I wanted to surprise you right along with everyone else." I raise my glass of water and smile. "A few days ago I received an answer about my book…" Edward reaches for my hand and I squeeze it tightly. "I'm going to be a published author."
Our entire table erupts into cheers and tears, making me thankful that we rented out an entire room at this restaurant.
"Bella!" Edward grabs me and pulls me down onto his lap. "Seriously?" he asks with both hands on my face. I nod. "Oh my fucking God! I'm so fucking proud of you baby. You are brilliant." He kisses me hungrily, making me completely forget that we're in a room full of friends and family.
We break apart and look around the table. Alice, Rose, Emmett, and Jasper are all smirking at us knowingly, well aware that we want to get the fuck home and be alone. My father is glaring at Edward while my mother smiles a little too knowingly. Gross. Carlisle and Esme are laughing.
"Well…this has been great, but we need to go home and celebrate."
I don't object with my husband. I willingly take his hand and try to ignore the catcalls from our table as we hastily make our way out of the restaurant.
"Edward," I gasp as he pins me against the wall of our bedroom.
Honestly, we're lucky we even made up it up the stairs, let alone into our bedroom. I don't think we're going to make it to the bed; that's just asking too much. I need him now.
"Bella…" his lips trail from my own, down the column of my throat, biting and licking along the way. "I need you baby. Do you want me?"
"Yes," I groan as both of his hands grab my breasts, squeezing roughly, making me gasp.
"Need you naked…now." He unzips my dress and it quickly drops, pooling around my feet. "Are you fucking kidding me?" he asks when he realizes I'm completely naked underneath. "You were like this all night?"
I bite my lip and nod, electing a sexy as fuck groan from his lips. He steps back, shedding his suit quickly until he's as naked as I am. He grabs my ass, lifting me up as I wrap my legs around his back. He rubs the head of his hard cock up and down the soaked lips of my pussy. "Fuck," he gasps. "I'm going to miss this."
His words lift me out of my lust filled haze. "What?"
"You know you're going to be out on book tours and shit. I'm going to miss you when you're gone." He kisses me sweetly. "But we'll make sure to stock up on orgasms before you leave, starting right now." He winks at me and smirks.
He leans down and sucks a nipple into his mouth. "FUCK!" I shout, trying to stay focused. "Edward…" I gasp as he flicks his tongue back and forth over my hardened flesh. "Stop."
He stops right away, looking at me with concern. I'm sure I'm as pale as a ghost.
My thoughts are running wild. I hadn't even thought of this. We're going to be separated again. We're never supposed to be separated ever again. I don't know if I'll be able to survive being away from him for weeks at a time. It's not like he can just leave the hospital and follow me around the country. I'll be alone…and pregnant.
I'd been so nervous since I saw those plus signs that I hadn't even remembered my news...but now, adding it all up...I don't think I can do this.
I start hyperventilating and Edward rushes us toward the bed, sitting me down gently on his lap. "Bella, you're scaring me. What's wrong?"
"We're not supposed to be apart. If I accept this deal, I'm going to go away, and you're going to be here. We said we would never be apart again."
"Baby," he sighs. "It'll only be a few days here and there. We've been through worse." Why isn't he freaking out about this? "We'll make it. No big deal."
"It is a big deal!"
"Bella…we've been apart for months at a time…for years. Come on, you know we can do this."
"BUT I WASN'T PREGNANT BEFORE!"
That was not how I planned on announcing that news…
"What?" Edward squeaks out. I'd laugh at the high pitch of his voice if I wasn't so terrified. "You're…you're pregnant? But…how?"
"Remember when I had strep?" He nods. "I guess antibiotics fuck with birth control."
He gently pushes me off of his lap and stands up, pacing around our room with his hands in his hair. His pacing is making me want to throw up. "You're pregnant." He says it as a fact instead of a question this time. I can't figure out his tone. He sounds like a pre-teen during puberty. I wish I could see his face but his back is to me.
He turns around and my breath leaves me body quickly when I see the look on his face.
He's smiling brightly at me, his eyes full of love and tears. He walks over and kneels in front of me, rubbing his palms up and down my thighs. "You're going to have my baby." I nod, unable to speak now around the lump in my throat. "Our baby is in here." He leans forward and kisses my stomach, pushing me gently until I'm lying on my back.
I spread my legs for him and sigh when he settles in between them. I feel his cock pressing against my clit and I gasp, my hips bucking on their own accord. He pushes inside me, not stopping until I'm completely filled by every inch of his hard cock.
"Ung, yes…" I moan out as I pull his face down to mine, covering his lips with my own. I feel wetness on my cheek and pull back, looking at my husband's face. Tears are running down his cheeks as he stares at me with nothing but love.
"I love you," he continues pumping into me as he speaks against my lips. "I love you so fucking much. Thank you," he slides his tongue into my mouth, tangling his tongue with my own. He picks up the pass, pounding his cock into me fast and hard until I feel the coil tighten, ready to snap at any second.
"Edward, I love you," I gasp. "I'm going to…"
"Yes, give it to me." His commanding voice does it.
My orgasm hits me hard, my walls clenching down around him as I ride it out.
"Fuck Bella! God you feel so damn good." His thrusts become erratic, his eyes close tightly, and the vein in his neck pops out. He lets out a guttural groan as he spills inside me, collapsing on top of me as we both breathe heavily.
"We're going to do this baby," he whispers in my ear. "It's you, me, and this little nugget," he places his hand on my stomach. "No matter what. Got it?"
"Got it." I grin up at him before kissing him sweetly.
"I love you."
"I love you."
"Forever?" he asks me with a grin.
I reply with my usual answer to his usual question. "And always."
I place my hand over his and know for a fact that this is all I'll ever want.
A/N: Ah man! I can't believe I'm going to click complete. It's surreal. Thank you so much for your reviews and support. How about we do it one last time huh? Even if you've never reviewed before, let's do it this one time. I'd like to reply to all of you guys. :) Keep me on author alert. Lots more to come from my brain in the future. xo