"I know honey. I know that if you could be here you would. Things don't always happen the way we want them to and that's okay. Imagine if things were always easy. Everyone would get what they want and have no appreciation for what they have. What you are doing is very important and I am so very proud of you. I want you to do what you want for you and not for me. So if you can't take off it's okay. I'll still be here when you get back loving you even more than the day before. All I want is you to be happy and you to love me." How did I get so lucky? She understands it all without me even having to explain the situation.

"You already have all that. I am happy with you because we are in love and have a beautiful piece of each of us on the way. I think that I need to be there for you just as much as I need to be there for me."

"What are you talking about?"

"Well I hope it's okay that I invited myself home."


I walk in the room and see my beautiful girl crying. I walk straight to her and ignore anyone else who might be in the room, to be quite honest I don't see anything or anyone but her. When I finally reach her I give her the biggest hug I feel comfortable giving her in this condition. "Hi baby. I missed you soooo much. I love you Bella"

"I-I lo-ove you-u too-o." She calms down some with me rubbing her back. "What are you doing here? You're supposed to be halfway around the world."

"I got some leave to come and be with you for a week. I thought I would come home and be here when you go home and help you around the house a little. The thought of you being home alone after being attacked, an attack that I should have been able to prevent all of it. If I had just been there-"

"Edward Anthony Masen Cullen I thought I told you none of this is your fault. I should have been more careful, but I will say that if its anyone's fault it is his."

"You're right as always honey."

"Damn right I am." At that I can't help but laugh at her teasing.


I can't believe he's here. Seeing my love makes me realize just how much I miss him. I wish that he could stay, but I know that's not possible at this time.

I guess I don't have to take Carlisle and Esme up on their offer. I was planning on staying with them after I was released from the hospital, but with Edward here it's not necessary. I don't know if I want to stay home alone after he leaves, at least in that home. I want Edward and I to look for a home for me to live in. I can't go back to that hell hole where all of this happened. I can't take my child back there.

After a little while, Edward and I were alone and just adjusting to him being home. "Hey Edward."

"Hey Bella." I give him a shove for his stupid joke.

"I'm being serious here."

"Okay, okay serious time."

"I can't go back there."

"Go back where?"

"To my house. I can't go there. I refuse to take our baby back there. I can't risk our lives again. I would like you to help me look for a house."

"Really? I would love to help you!"

"Even more so, I want you to move in with me. I know you won't be here that long, but I want you with me."