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Bella's mood song: Speak Softly, Loveby Andy Williams (Theme song for The Godfather)—the reason for this one is self-explanatory once you read the chapter.
Things couldn't have gone more perfectly. Eleazar was free and all charges against him had been dropped. The sweetest part, though, was when the judge had the bailiff take Carl into custody. That bastard wouldn't last two weeks in jail, that was for sure, and it would be one less thing for us to worry about when our little bump came.
As he was handcuffed and led from the courtroom, Edward stood behind me with his arms around my waist, his hand caressing my baby pooch. There was an air of celebration around us, and something about it excited little bump, because I felt a sudden jolt against my skin. It wasn't hard by any means, but I knew Edward felt it because I heard him gasp in my ear.
I turned my head to meet his questioning gaze. "Fuck, Beautiful, was that…" His words seemed to have gotten caught in his throat when I nodded, and it wasn't long before both of our eyes were filled with tears. Our little bump had kicked for the first time, and Edward was right there to feel it with me.
Without a word, he slowly turned me around and then dropped to his knees right in the middle of the courtroom. When he started whispering to my belly and kissing my skin, my heart swelled in my chest. If there was ever a doubt that Edward would be a good father, that moment right there proved it wrong.
I couldn't hear what he was saying, but I could hear several gasps around the courtroom and had to blink my eyes when cameras started flashing in our direction. Edward was oblivious to the whole thing, though; he kept talking to our baby, kissing my skin, and running his hands over my stomach, and as he did so, the baby kept kicking. After a few seconds and several harsh looks from Carlisle, Eleazar, and the rest of the men in our family, the courtroom cleared out until it was just the Leonis and our security teams left.
Alice was glued to her father's side as he reached behind her and shook Jasper's hand, and I swore I saw him mouth the words, "Thank you, Son." It was another heartwarming moment to add on top of everything else, because it seemed like Eleazar was finally accepting Jasper into his family.
Edward rose to his feet after a few minutes with tears still running down his cheeks. When his eyes met mine, they were filled with so much love and awe that it took my breath away. "Baby, I love you and our little bump so fucking much. You're everything to me," he whispered before leaning in to capture my lips with his.
It was an all consuming kiss that had my toes curled and my panties soaked. I don't know how long we stood there making out like horny teenagers, but the sound of a throat clearing from behind me had us breaking apart.
"Are you two done?" Carlisle asked with amusement in his voice.
I blushed when Edward pulled me in his arms and grinned at his uncle. "For now…" he said proudly and then quietly whispered in my ear, "but that sweet pussy of yours is mine later."
"Mmm, I can't wait," I admitted as I let him lead me to the door of the room. Sid was already there holding it open for us as a team of men moved to quickly surround our family.
The second we exited the courthouse, we were overwhelmed by reporters throwing questions at us and bombarding us with cameras, all trying to get a good shot to print.
We were almost to the line of SUVs when Edward stopped and turned, signaling the men to part so that he could address the press.
Pulling me firmly to his side, he stood tall and spoke. "Judge Davis made the right decision today. Uncle Eleazar was innocent, and I can't express how much it means to our family to have him home. I hope this goes to show that planting evidence or obtaining it illegally is inexcusable. What Carl Thompson did by breaking into my office was wrong, and it is my belief that he will be punished in a just manner. He has had a vendetta against me since he tried to put the moves on my girl when I first moved to Miami. Well, no more. Let that be a warning to all of you—if you mess with me, my wife, our child, or family, you'll get yours, too."
It was a thinly veiled threat, but it was the truth if I'd ever heard it. It seemed that the press knew that, too, because as he guided us back around, they all took a step backward and gave us our space.
We loaded up and made it back to the Leoni mansion, and the moment we climbed out of the SUVs, the real celebration started. Rose and Emmett were out front with bottles of champagne, and as we stepped onto the driveway, we were showered with the sticky substance. Everyone was laughing and hugging, and when the champagne bottles were empty, I watched with my jaw dropped as Emmett pulled Rose into his arms and kissed her hard on the mouth.
I waited for her to shove him away but she never did. When her arms wrapped around his neck and she kissed him back, I nudged Edward to get his attention. His reaction was hilarious as his eyes bugged out of his head, and when he finally found his voice, it made everyone freeze in place and turn to see what was going on. "Holy shit!"
Everyone was silent for what must have been two minutes, just staring at the scene before them. When Rose and Em finally broke apart for some much needed air, she took a second to look around at all of us staring at her. Only then did she pull back and slap Emmett hard in the chest.
"What the hell, Emmett? I told you before not to kiss me! Do you want me to cut your balls off and shove them down your throat?" With a loud huff, she stomped her foot and stormed off into the mansion.
Emmett just stood there gawking at her retreating form. When the door slammed behind her, he turned and looked at everyone, blushing a bright red. It was truly rare to see Emmett embarrassed, so seeing his cheeks flush was almost funny.
Edward was the first to speak up. "Em, man, you're breaking her down piece-by-piece. Maybe in another year or two, she'll finally agree to a date."
Emmett's face fell at his words. "Do you really think it'll take that long?"
I squeezed Edward's hand and then pulled away. "Can you guys give us a minute?" I spoke aloud.
Edward pulled me into his arms and kissed me hard. When he leaned back and looked into my eyes, he whispered, "Don't be too long, Mrs. Leoni." With that, he was gone with the rest of our family. The only people left outside were Em, my security team, and me.
He looked so lost when I walked up to him. "Em?" When he didn't respond, I wrapped my arms around his waist and pulled him into a hug. It took a second, but his arms wrapped around me and he hugged me hard.
"Tell me what to do, Bella? How do I get her to notice me? Because she's all I see. She's so fucking badass and beautiful, and god! I just…I can't stop thinking about her."
I pulled back and looked up at his giant form. "Maybe it's time you tell her how you feel instead of showing her."
He stepped backward until the back of his knees hit the bench that was there. When he felt it, he sank down and buried his head in his hands. "I don't know how to talk to her, Bella. I don't know how to talk to people at all. My mouth is constantly getting me in trouble. I don't want her to hate me because of something I blurt out."
"Em, she's not going to hate you," I told him as I took a seat beside him. "With the way she was kissing you back a few minutes ago, I would say her feelings are right along the lines of yours. She's not used to relinquishing control, though. Just talk to her…tell her what you told me."
He looked up hopefully. "Do you think that's all it will take?"
"I think it's a great place to start," I said with a reassuring grin.
He stood from the bench, pulling me up with him. "Thanks, Bells. The boss is one lucky fucking man." With a new resolve, he walked me inside the mansion and then went in search of Rose. I only hoped that my advice wouldn't backfire on him. Knowing Rose, though, she was just waiting for him to actually talk to her.
I walked into the living room to find all the men sitting around with beers or their favorite drink. Eleazar was smiling wide and was telling stories about some of the people he had met while he was in lock-up. When Edward looked up and saw me, he jumped up from his place on the couch and came over to me.
"Hey, Baby. How'd it go? Is Em okay?"
I wrapped my arms around him and rested my head over his heart. "He's fine. Just needed a little bit of advice. He's gone to look for Rose and ask if they can talk."
Edward pulled back ever so slightly and looked down at me. "Do you really think that's a good idea? He doesn't seem to know how to keep his foot out of his mouth."
I had to laugh at that because it was true. "Edward, have you noticed how much time they spend together? Maybe they realize it and maybe they don't, but I think Rose feels the same way about Em as he does for her. I think she's just hesitant to let that show because it would make her seem weak."
"Do you really think so?" he asked skeptically.
"Did you not see the way she was kissing him back outside? He's worn down her defenses. She enjoys the fact that he always ends up with his foot in his mouth. It shows her that he's not perfect, and allows her to exert herself by smacking and threatening him. If she didn't enjoy it, you and I both know she would never hang around with him. So to answer your question, yes, I really think it's a good idea that he talks to her. Who knows…maybe she'll even cave today and agree to let him take her out on a date."
Edward barked out a laugh and rolled his eyes. "I love how you're always so optimistic, Beautiful. I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens, right?"
"Right. Now, go spend some time with the boys. I'm going to head to the kitchen to see what I can do to help Esme." I stood on my tiptoes and pecked his lips, but when I tried to pull back, he held me close.
"You just remember to take it easy. I'll be wearing that hot pussy of yours out tonight, so I want you well rested."
His words had me soaking my panties and moaning at the same time. Even after almost a year of being with him, he still got to me every single time. "Mmm, Baby, I can't wait," I said with a wink before walking off with a little sway in my hips. I could have sworn I heard him mutter something like, 'fucking cock tease,' under his breath as I entered the kitchen. At least I knew I wasn't the only one affected.
I spent the next hour or so helping Esme cook and prepare snacks in the kitchen. We chopped veggies, made dips, baked cookies, and did several other things. When we started taking everything into the living room, I noticed that neither Em nor Rose were there and I really hoped that was a good sign. Once everything was set out on the tables surrounding us, we all made ourselves comfortable on the couch and started a movie. It was Eleazar's choice, and I had to admit I wasn't the least bit surprised when he popped The Godfather into the DVD player.
I snuggled onto Edward's lap as the opening credits rolled, and about halfway through the movie, Em and Rose appeared in the entryway to the room looking a little ragged. I wanted to squeal when I saw them holding hands, but I didn't say a word or do anything to draw attention to them. Em silently led Rose over in front of the couch and then sat down on the floor, pulling her into his lap. I smiled when she didn't protest at all, knowing that perhaps we had another couple amongst our group now.
At some point during the movie, Edward shifted me and whispered in my ear. "I was thinking…I know we talked about not finding out what the baby is, but I'm dying to know if little bump is a boy or a girl. Do you think it would be bad if we just made the appointment and did it?"
I had been wanting to know too so I could start planning the nursery, but Edward had said he didn't care what little bump was as long as it was healthy. We had decided not to find out the sex, but now it seemed as if we were both thinking we should. "I was actually going to ask you the same thing tonight," I admitted. "I really want to know what we're having so we can start getting ready for him or her."
Edward pulled back and looked at me, searching my eyes. "Really? You're not just saying that to placate me?" he questioned.
I couldn't help the little snort that came out when I laughed. The idea was utterly ridiculous. "Edward, when have I ever said something just to placate you?"
"Good point. I'll call the doc first thing in the morning and have him fit us in. Just to warn you, though, once we find out, Esme will more than likely go crazy when it comes buying things for it. This child will want for nothing." With a kiss to my lips, he turned his attention back to the movie while I turned my attention back to the newest couple in the room.
Rose had her head resting on Emmett's shoulder and looked truly peaceful as she let him hold her. It was a beautiful thing to see, and something I knew they both needed. When the ending credits rolled, I climbed off of Edward's lap and stretched as he stood up and walked over to Eleazar.
"I'll never be able to thank you enough for what you did for Bella and I," I heard him say to the man who had willingly gone to jail in his stead.
Eleazar smiled and pulled him into a tight hug. "No thanks necessary. You're family, Edward, and I would do anything for my family."
"I know, but I appreciate it just the same." When the two finished speaking, Edward turned to everyone else. "Our family is whole again, and I promise all of you that I'll do everything in my power to keep it that way. Right now, though, I'm going to take my gorgeous wife home and to bed. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow." At the room full of confused faces, he continued. "Bella and I have decided to find out the sex of the baby. Plan on coming over to our place tomorrow at five for the announcement, because we'll be telling everyone at the same time."
We were about to turn and leave when Rose spoke up. "Before everyone goes to do their own shit, I have an announcement to make."
The entire room fell silent and all eyes were on her before she continued. "Em finally grew a pair today and told me how he felt instead of just trying to shove his tongue down my throat or grab my ass, so I've decided to give this dating thing a chance. Edward, if Em goes missing in the near future, though, and they find him cut into tiny pieces, don't blame me."
Everyone in the living room burst out laughing when Emmett's eyes grew wide at Rose's words. Those two were more perfect for each other than they knew. "In all seriousness, though, if anyone of you see another woman looking at my man, let me know so I can cut a bitch."
Shaking his head, Edward walked over to Rose and hugged her as Carlisle laughed. We all said our goodbyes, but before we got into the SUV, Em pulled me aside. "Thanks for the advice, Bella. It's nice to know that I'm not going to lose my manhood to a case of blue balls."
I looked at him in shock. "Emmett McCarty, please tell me you're joking."
"Nope. And man, Rose is one hellcat in bed, let me tell you."
I stood up on my toes and waved him down to my level under the pretense of whispering in his ear. As soon as he was within reach, I slapped him upside the back of his head so hard he stumbled.
"Ow, Bella! What the hell was that for?"
Shaking my head, I stepped back and laughed. "Think about it, Em. And do yourself and your balls a favor—don't ever talk about Rose in the sack again. If you do, she just might make good on her threat of cutting you up into little pieces. Hell, she'll probably feed you to Buttons."
Rubbing the back of his head, he nodded. "Good point. I guess I need to work on my filter, huh?"
"Yeah, Em. Work on your filter. Now, if you don't mind, I'm going to go home with my husband and make sure his balls don't turn blue." With a laugh, I turned and got into the waiting SUV, where Edward was already waiting for me.
"Hey! How come it's okay for you to say stuff like that and not me?" he questioned.
"Don't question it, Emmett. It's not worth it," I said as I closed my door. Within seconds, we were driving away from the mansion, leaving Em in a trail of dust.
As soon as we got home and walked through the doors, Edward had my back pressed against the wall and his hand up my skirt. "Thinking about that sweet pussy of yours has been driving me crazy all day, Baby. I can't wait another second to fuck you," he snarled as his other hand moved to the button of his pants.
Within seconds, my panties were in shreds on the floor and he was thrusting in and out of me as my legs wrapped tightly around his waist and my back rubbed against the front door. It would have probably been painful if it didn't feel so fucking good.
"Fuck, Baby, I love the way your pussy wraps around my cock when I fuck you. Best feeling in the world," he grunted as he picked up speed.
His words were my undoing and I quickly reached my peak, screaming out through my release as my body contracted around him. Only when I had completely come down from my high, did he slow his thrusts. "Hang on tight, Baby, because I'm not done with you yet." With the two of us still connected, he braced himself on the door with one hand while he toed off his shoes and stepped out of his pants.
When his legs were free, he moved each hand to my ass and turned to the living room, where he lay me down on couch, never once breaking our connection. I couldn't tell you how long we lay there making love, or when I passed out, but I woke up when Edward scooped me into his arms and took me upstairs to our bed. As soon as my head hit the pillow, I passed out again.
"Are you ready for this, Beautiful? Are you ready to find out what we're having?" Edward asked as he caressed my growing belly.
With a smile, I turned my head to kiss him. "I'm more than ready, Edward. Let's find out."
When I woke up that morning, Edward wasn't in bed and the sheets on his side were cold. I figured he would be up making coffee or something, but I found him in his office instead, on the phone with the doc. True to his word, he had the doctor clear a spot in his schedule to see us about the ultrasound.
We were currently in Dr. Gerandy's office, waiting for him to join us. I had to admit that my heart was beating out of my chest in anticipation, and it was easy to tell that my nerves were being passed on to the baby because it was kicking like crazy, too. I hoped that was a good sign, because some of the research I'd done said that it could be hard to determine the sex depending on how they were lying in the womb. I had faith, though, that today was the day we would find out.
Three minutes later, Dr. Gerandy came into the room with a large smile on his face. "Alright, are you ready to find out what you're having?" he asked Edward and me. We both nodded simultaneously but didn't say a word. "Bella, I'm going to need you to lift your shirt up and pull your pants down past your hips."
I followed his instructions and then waited as he tucked a towel made of paper into the waistband of my shorts. He took a bottle of something off the machine and then squirted a gel into my tummy. I thought it would have been cold, but was relieved that it was actually warm.
He then took a handle from the machine and used it to rub the gel around my belly. The sound of the baby's heartbeat filled the room, but that was nothing new. We'd heard that at every appointment we'd gone to with the obstetrician.
The difference this time was the small black monitor attached to the machine, and the fuzzy picture that appeared after a minute of moving the wand around.
I gasped as tears filled my eyes. "Edward, look! That's our baby. We can see it on the screen."
Edward had tears in his eyes, too, and my heart nearly popped out of my chest. I knew he would love our child regardless of whether it was a boy or a girl, and we didn't have to wait long to find out. About thirty seconds later, Dr. Gerandy was looking at us instead of the monitor. "Okay, so are you sure you want to know what you're having? Once I tell you, you can't unhear it."
"We're sure," I answered after looked at Edward and seeing him nod.
Gerandy moved the wand slightly again and then pointed to the monitor. "Alright, so as you can see, this is the head." He moved around the screen, pointing out the baby's torso, arms, and legs, showed us fingers and toes, and then paused and froze the screen at one point. "And this right here, tells us that you're having a boy," he said as he pointed to the monitor.
"A boy?" Edward asked, his voice suddenly hoarse. When the doctor nodded, Edward leaned down and kissed me hard. "Bella, little bump is a boy! We're having a boy!" He stood tall and yelled it out for the entire building to hear. "We're having a boy!"
With a laugh and a roll of my eyes, I spoke. "Maybe you should say that a little louder, Edward. I don't think they heard you on the next block."
"I'm sorry, Baby," he said as he dropped back down beside me. "I'm just so fucking excited. Thank you so much, Bella. Thank you for putting up with my shit, for loving me and letting me love you…all the fucking time…and for giving me a boy. You've just made me the happiest man on earth…again. I love you so fucking much." He leaned in and pressed his lips to mine, and within moments, we were lost in each other.
"I'll uh…just leave you two alone for a few minutes," Gerandy spoke before we heard the sound of the door opening and closing. Minutes later, when we finally pulled apart to catch our breaths, Edward smiled widely at me.
"Let's go shopping and get a few things for our son and the party tonight."
I wiped down my belly, pulled my shorts up and my shirt down, and then hand-in-hand with Edward, we walked to the front. Just as we were about to walk out the door, Gerandy's nurse stopped us.
"Mr. and Mrs. Leoni, these are for you. Dr. Gerandy printed them out before he left the room and asked me to make sure you got them."
I took the envelope and said thank you before opening it up. Inside were printouts of the ultrasound—our first pictures of little bump, our son.
A/N So…what did you think? Bella and Edward felt the baby move for the first time—together. Rose and Em are finally a couple after several um…hiccups. And the biggest news of the chapter—IT'S A BOY! We can't wait to hear your thoughts, so leave us a review and tell us what you're thinking.
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