DISCLAIMER: All things Twilight belong to Stephenie Meyer, I'm simply borrowing them for some play time!
WARNING: There will be language, adult themes, fighting, so please be warned. Also it will be obvious that being all human, that they are already OOC so keep that in mind as well.
Canon Pairings (mostly, well the important ones). AU/OOC and all that jazz. Beta'd by Je-suis-B thank you!
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Chapter 10 - Breakfast
"Therapy?" Emmett repeated.
"Yes, therapy. Before I had… a drink last night I called in some favors. We have a 10 am appointment with Aro." Carlisle informed.
Aro Volturi went to college with Carlisle. They were both in the same fraternity and have been good friends for over 20 years.
"I do not want to go to therapy dad, especially to see uncle Aro, that's just embarrassing!" Emmett complained.
"Well you should have thought about that before you played WWE in the dining room with your brother!" Carlisle snapped.
"Look… I don't want uncle Aro knowing…"
"About Edward? I'm getting tired of this!" Carlisle was frustrated. "He is here. He is your brother, he is MY SON! Aro won't hear anything I haven't already told him."
Emmett wanted to respond but decided to keep his mouth shut.
"Be angry at me. I couldn't make things work with your mother in the beginning. I let things drift apart between us and then I started to date Elizabeth. I slept with her, I got her pregnant. I then screwed things up with her like I had with your mother. I then decided to get plastered, come to your mother's house and slept with her! I put on a condom that ended up ripped, probably since I was coming off a drunken stupor and probably tore it myself, and gave you a baby sister" Carlisle informed.
"Ewww, God dad! Shit!" Emmett gagged.
"I did a lot of shit wrong, a lot of things I have to pay a price for. Things I realize I have paid dearly for already. That boy up there in his room, he didn't have the family vacations to the cabin. Our trips to Universal, Disney, Six Flags, every damn theme park you and the girls wanted to go to. I don't think he's ever had a vacation. From what Jenks said their finances weren't very good. Something I should have helped with and I didn't." Carlisle sighed.
"Look, I know things got out of hand. I swear I didn't mean for that to happen." Emmett sat on his bed.
"Then please, please Emmett." Carlisle pleaded. "Can you try, try and accept him. I need you to be the son I know you really are. My son."
Emmett sighed. "Ok."
Edward was dressed sitting on his bed. He had opted to wait in his room after Carlisle stitched him up and changed his bandages on his hands until it was time to go. He wasn't sure how things would go. Was he supposed to sit in the backseat of the car next to Emmett?
"Knock, Knock," Alice said as she did just that. Edward looked up.
"How are you feeling?" Alice asked striding in ever so carelessly.
"Uh… ok." Edward replied.
Alice walked over and leaned against his dresser, staring at him.
"We have to get some things straight Eddie," Alice announced. "You, sir, are my brother, and while I have my hands full with Emmett… I am more than willing to take you on too. So I just want you to know that I consider you my brother. None of that half brother-half sister thing, really that's all just technicalities anyways."
Edward was taken aback by her forwardness.
"Look, that's uh… nice of you but I didn't come here to bond or whatever. I came here because I had to." Edward informed.
"Oh I believe you, and I am well aware of that fact. However believe me when I say I don't really care." Alice stared him down. "You need someone Edward. You feel alone and I get that. But just like Emmett has to understand, and believe me I already spoke to him last night. None of us are at fault for the way things turned out. There is no reason not to like one another and not to get along. I mean sure we aren't going to go skipping down the road arm in arm... at least you and Emmett but I'm open to it." Alice grinned. "But anyways, we, all three of us can at least take a walk down the street, ya know?"
"I don't care what your brother…"
"Correction!" Alice put her hand up. "OUR brother." Then she motioned with her finger for him to continue.
"You're not going to leave me alone are you?" Edward asked.
"No dear brother, I am not." Alice walked over to him patted him on the shoulder and bounced out of the room.
"Fuck." Edward laid back against his bed as he did the first day he arrived.
Edward snapped right back up. It was Esme.
"Yes?" he asked.
"Breakfast is ready. Would you care to come down?" she asked him.
"I'm not really that hungry." Edward informed.
"Well, I know it's been awhile since you last ate, considering dinner was… skipped. Will you please just come down?" she pleaded.
He wanted to tell her no… but honestly he was starting to feel really hungry.
"Uh, ok." Edward stood up and followed her downstairs.
Esme's smiled seemed to radiate over everything. She seemed so happy, thrilled even, that he was coming down. He paused a bit as they were about to pass the dining room.
"I'm sorry for the mess and stuff from yesterday." Edward apologized.
"Oh honey, you don't need to do that. That was all Emmett. Everything that got broken is coming out of Emmett's allowance." She chuckled.
They headed on into the kitchen, to the breakfast nook/bar whatever you wanted to call it. Alice was already there eating a bowl of Trix cereal.
"Alice, you weren't in the mood for pancakes? I made plenty." Esme huffed.
"Nope, sorry. I'm in a hurry. I'm meeting Bella soon. We're going to talk about the party. She insists that we go and pick out the cake together. I told her what she wanted was fine. Even though my birthday was like a week and a half ago, and hers isn't for about another week and a half, we have a joint party. Always have ever since we were little. We have our own actual birthdays with our family and a nice big joint birthday blow out together in between!" Alice explained. "Let me tell you, you were the biggest birthday surprise EVER." Alice smiled. "So off to the mall I go, since Bella will not take no for an answer."
"Well at least you know how that feels then hu?" Edward's eyes bulged realizing he said that out loud.
"Touché brother, touché," Alice said continuing eating her cereal. "Well whatever you want to call it Eddie, but know this, you are coming to that party."
Edward opened his mouth to say something but Alice didn't let him speak.
"Nope. Not gonna hear it. You're coming and that's that. Have a good day at therapy, give Uncle Aro my love, silly rabbit," Alice said as she patted him on the back as she passed him heading out.
Edward just sat there defeated.
"She means well, but I know she can be overwhelming at times. She's my daughter and I love her but sometimes I also feel like scurrying away. But trust me Edward, it's best you do as she asks or she'll just, well… you don't want to know." Esme laughed.
"Mom, can I have some…" Emmett stopped when he saw Edward sitting at the bar. "Nevermind," Emmett turned to go.
"Stop." Esme instructed. Emmett groaned, turning back around to face them.
"Sit down." Esme ordered. Emmett sat at one end of the bar, while Edward was at the other end.
"I know things got started wrong yesterday, but I want to tell you both something at the same time." Esme began. "Everything happening right now is the fault and consequences of the actions of three adults a long time ago. Neither of you caused what happened and you shouldn't hold any contempt towards one another. Your father," Esme made it a point to make that clear to both of them, their father… "Is torn with guilt over the pain and feelings of betrayal you both are going through. He hopes going to this therapy session will help you both adjust."
Edward shifted in his seat.
"I want a promise from you both. Promise me you will go into this willing to work things out. Willing to listen and keep an open mind about things." Esme pleaded. "Edward? Emmett?"
"Ok mom. I promise," Emmett agreed.
"Yes Mrs. Cullen," Edward agreed.
"Excuse me?" Esme looked taken aback.
Edward looked confused.
"Oh no you didn't," Emmett subconsciously blurted out before closing his mouth tight.
"Does it look like my mother in law is here?" Esme looked around. "No, I don't think so young man. You may refer to me as Esme. Mrs. Cullen is Carlisle's mother."
"Ok… Esme," Edward corrected.
"Much better," Esme's smile returned. "Now here you two go," she handed them each a plate with some pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and a bit of cream cheese.
And that's how Carlisle found them when he walked into the kitchen.
"Any food left for me?" Carlisle nervously joked. He seemed to walk on eggshells lately.
"Out of bacon and cream cheese dear, but still some pancakes and eggs if you like." Esme kissed him on the cheek as he approached her.
"Emmett?" Carlisle raised his eyebrow at him. Edward started to cough suddenly.
"You ok there?" Carlisle asked.
"Uh yeah," Edward said. He realized he did the same thing. The thing with his eyebrow, it sort of caught him off guard.
"Don't blame me," Emmett protested, "he," he pointed at Edward, "ate like 6 pieces.
Edward looked at him.
"He," Edward returned the point, "ate all the cream cheese."
"It's fine boys, I'm not that hungry anyways. A couple of pancakes and eggs is more than enough," he informed.
Esme handed him a plate and then fixed herself one. Then they spent the rest of breakfast eating in silence. Carlisle taking that moment as a sign that perhaps things could get better. God he hoped so.
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