Chapter 25


After lunch we piled back in the car and I drove us to Old Navy so Anthony could look for some school clothes.

I'm sure Bella and I could find some things there too.

Anthony found shirts, pants, jackets, shoes and a new backpack, he seems really thrilled. I know Bella must be worrying about the cost but she doesn't say anything.

"Baby, did you see anything?" I asked.

"Maybe, they have some nice sun dresses and since I'll be huge come summer, they might be nice."

"You'll still be the most beautiful woman ever."

"You must be blind, there are tons of women way prettier than me," she said.

"Not to me, baby."

She blushed and dropped her gaze - I loved it when she did that.

"Can we go look at some other stuff now?" Anthony asked.

"Sure, what do you want to see, buddy?"

"Underwear," he said softly.

"I think I'll go and look at those sundresses. I think this is one of those guy things," Bella said as she kissed my cheek.

"Of course, come on, I think I could use more too."

I watched Bella walking away from me, I didn't really like it.

I walked through the underwear section with Anthony, he didn't look at prices the same way as Bella did, but he was cautious of what he picked out.

"Get anything you like, Anthony, seriously," I told him.

"But Bella said to be respectful of your money," he said looking down.

He had the same mannerisms that Bella did.

I leaned down to whisper to Anthony, "I won't tell Bella, get whatever you like," I said with a wink.

He picked out several different pairs of underwear as I picked up some of my favorites as well as a few undershirts and then we headed to find Bella.

We found her looking at two different sundresses and I told Anthony to be very quiet as I walked up behind her.

I slid my arms gently around her, she jumped in my arms as I settled my chin in the crook of her neck, placing a kiss other soft skin.

"Get both love," I said softly in her ear.

"You scared me," she said leaning back into me.

"They are too much to get both."

"Baby, they are $18 a piece, that's nothing, get them."

"But.. "

I put my fingers over her lips.

"No buts, get them."

"Fine," she said as she carried them.

"Dude, I think she's mad at you," Anthony said reminding me so much of Emmett.

"Nah, she's not mad," I said just as Bella gave me a look.

"Umm...I've seen that look before, Edward. You better go to the flower shop or something, you are in the dog house. Trust me I know that look."

"Baby, are you mad at me?" I asked as we looked at t-shirts.

"You don't need to get him that much stuff," she said.

"He needs it, love. Besides I want to make sure he has everything a boy his age needs."

"You're going to spoil him," she said.

"I intend to spoil both of you, and when we have our child, I intend to spoil him or her."

"None of us need that."

"But I want to," I said. "Let me spoil you, baby."

"You're going do it no matter what aren't you?"


She rolled her eyes at me but she was smiling.

"I knew you'd see it my way, let's head over to Neiman Marcus. I think my beautiful wife could do with some new lingerie."

We went to pay for our stuff and then we made our way to the car and I piled it into the truck and then we drove over to Neiman Marcus.

I knew this store was a bit more upscale than Bella was used to but I wanted to spoil my family.

I parked in the parking garage and then I help Bella out of the car and then we walked towards the entrance.

"Edward, this place is way out of my league."

"No it's not baby, you can afford to buy everything in here."

"But that's your money."

"No, we are married, that makes it our money," I said taking her hand and leading her to the women's wear.

"Fine, doesn't mean that I will find anything."

"I'll help you find stuff, love," I said as we looked at stuff.

I could tell Anthony was uncomfortable.

"Anthony, why don't you go look at the boys clothes right over there," I said to him.

"Thanks Edward, I really didn't want to look at women things."

We watched Anthony walk across the aisle to the boys section and then I turned to Bella.

"Let's find you something sexy for tonight, baby."

"Like what did you have in mind?"

"Something dark blue, and sexy as hell. I want my vixen of a wife to come out to play after Anthony goes to bed."

"I like the sound of that."

I picked up this blue lacy nightgown that I thought would look spectacular on her.

"How's this?" I asked.

"Pretty," she said.

"Okay. How about this?" I said as I lifted up a black and red corset with a little red thong."

Bella's mouth fell open, "I don't think I could pull that off."

"Yes, you could. We are getting it and you can wear it for me tonight."

I picked up a few other things and then we went to find Anthony.

Once we found him, he showed us some jeans he found.

"Can I get these please?" he asked Bella.

"Sure," she said softly.

"Thanks Bella, you're the best."

We were walking toward the registers, when I decided to detour into the baby section.

We were walking through there and I was pointing out all the stuff we would need.

I found some cute little onesie shirts that said "If you think I'm cute, you should see my daddy."

"I'm so getting this, baby," I said as I wrapped my arms around her waist.

"Isn't it a bit soon?" she asked.

"Never too soon to start preparing."

"Edward," I heard from behind.

I turned around to see my mother standing before me.

"Fuck," I mumbled under my breath. I nodded coldly and pulled Bella closer, "Come on, lets go baby," I said as I started to move us away.

"You aren't going to say anything to me?" she asked.

I was torn between wanting to hurl hateful words at her or just walking away.

I started to walk away.

"You...little bitch, you got yourself pregnant to trap my son. You will regret the day you did this," she said to Bella.

"It's none of your business - it has nothing to do with you. And you will not speak to my wife that way," I said in my coldest voice.

"You're letting this tramp ruin your life, Edward. Can't you see that? She is so far beneath you, and couldn't you just fuck her and move on to a more suitable woman," she said with a sneer.

I refused to have this debate with her especially in public so I started guiding Bella away again.

"Don't walk away from me when I'm talking to you," she said as she grabbed ahold of Bella's arm and pulled her back.

I grabbed my mothers wrist and twisted her hand away from Bella and nudged her behind me. "Don't you ever touch my wife again or I will call the police and file charges."

"She is just a gold digging whore, who got herself pregnant. You don't even know if that bastard is yours."

I heard Bella gasp as I looked over my shoulder at her, and I could see Anthony hiding behind her.

I turned my attention back to my mother.

"Enough!" I yelled loud enough that several other shoppers stopped and stared. "You are nothing to me - we will be getting a restraining order, this will be the last time you will come anywhere near us."

"Let's go baby," I said pulling her into my arms.

Anthony stayed close to us and I could tell they were both shaken up.

I led us to the registers and quietly paid for our purchases.

Bella hasn't said a word yet, Anthony held tight to her hand and both had their eyes cast down - I could freaking kill my mother about now.

When I was finished paying I led us out of the store and straight back to the car.

I put the bags in the trunk and opened the doors for both her and Anthony, they both got in without a word.

"Bella, Anthony...I am so sorry you had to hear her vicious lies - she's a bitch, don't put any stock in a single word she said."

Bella nodded as they both looked away, keeping their eyes downcast.

"I...I want to go back home," Anthony said softly.

"We are, buddy," I said as I looked back at him through the mirror.

"No...not there. My home with Bella," he said staring out the window. "We don't belong there with you."

I heard Bella sob next to me.

" don't want to be part of my family anymore?" I asked, unable to keep the heartbreak from my voice.

"No...Yes, I just don't want my sister to be hurt. I want to stay with her," Anthony said through his tears.

"Bella, baby. Talk to me," I said looking over at her as she slowly turned her tear filled eyes towards me.

"What do you want me to say?" she asked quietly.

"Y...your not going to leave are you?"

"No...where would I go?"

"I wish I could change my family and take back her horrible words - all of it is untrue, you know that right, baby?"

"Yes," she said softly. "I just wish Anthony didn't hear it."

"I wish he didn't either, baby. We will be getting that restraining order."

She nodded as she reached out for my hand.

I was grateful for her touch, as she turned to look at Anthony.

"Anthony - I know all that was hard to hear and you didn't really mean what you said to Edward," Bella said turning toward him and resting her hand on his knee.

"I didn't," he said through his tears. "I'm sorry, Edward. I don't want to leave you."

"I understand - you were just trying to protect Bella."

"I was. But I know that us leaving wouldn't be good for the baby or Bella. Since she gets sick so easily," he said with a small smile.

"Edward, I will never leave you, I love you with all my heart," she said reaching her hand out to touch my cheek.

"I love you both very much, and our baby. I will never let that vile woman near either of you again."

"I know, I trust you, baby. I'm sorry that she hates me that much."

"It's her loss, you and Anthony are wonderful people."

"I guess so," she said quietly as I pulled into our driveway.

"Well I know so, Mrs. Cullen."

I parked the car and got out, I opened the door for Bella and she wrapped her arms around me.

"I love you, so much," she said.

"I love you, baby, always."

I helped Anthony pick up all our bags and went inside.

"Are you excited for school tomorrow?"

"Yeah and nervous."

"Are you ready to go back to work, Dr. Cullen?" Bella asked.

"Not really - I'm going to hate being away from you."

"I'll be here when you get home, always," she said as she leaned up and kissed my lips.

"Mmmm, that will be the best part of my day."

"I'll have dinner ready for both you and Anthony, and you can tell me how your day was and I can help you relax after dinner," she said with a smile.

"That sounds like perfection, baby."

"Maybe I'll wear one of my new things for you tonight."

"Definitely like the sound of that."

"Hmmm...which one? Your choice?" she said quietly.

"Hmmm, that lacy nighty will look gorgeous on you."

"Okay. I'll go make us something light for dinner and then we'll get Anthony ready for bed. Not that he needs much help."

"Sounds great, baby."

I went upstairs to help Anthony put his stuff away.

"Anthony, is there anything you want to talk about?" I asked as I came into his room.

"Umm...not really."

"Okay, but if you ever need to talk about anything I'm always here."

"I know, Edward."

"Alright buddy, and again I'm so sorry you had to hear all that earlier."

"It's okay, I just don't understand how someone can hate us so much and they don't really know us. We're not bad people," he said softly.

I knew what my mother said affected him deeply.

"I know you're not - she's always been a mean and bitter person."

"How are you such a great person?" he asked.

"I never liked the way my parents treated people and I always determined to be nothing like them."

"You're not like them," he said hugging me. "Can we go eat?"

"Sure," I said with a laugh. "Your sister was making something for dinner."

We went downstairs to see that Bella had made some grilled cheese and tomato soup.

"I hope this is okay," she said softly as I came into the kitchen.

"Of course, baby, I'm a simple man."

She just smiled.

I wished I could make her see that anything she does, is perfect for me. I'm not pretentious like my parents.

Sure, I enjoy the finer things in life, but I also enjoy the simple, everyday things like being with her and Anthony, and grilled cheese and tomato soup prepared by my beautiful, sexy wife.

I have everything that I ever wanted right here in this room.

Tonight I would just have to make her see that.

"Baby, you know all I need in life is right here in this room."

"I know you say that."

"No baby, that is the absolute truth - you, Anthony and our baby are all I will ever need. Nothing outside this room matters."

"Bella, he's telling the truth. Edward wouldn't lie to us. He's not like them."

"Okay," she said softly with a smile.

I closed my hand around hers and kissed her fingers gently.

We continued eating and I could feel her relax next to me.

Anthony talked excitedly about seeing Bree at school and about going to school, even though he was nervous.

He asked to be excused so he could get ready for bed, and talk to Bree.

We told him he could be excused and he hurried up the stairs.

"Hmm," Bella said.

"What, love?" I asked as I picked up the dishes from the table.

"I guess he's done hanging out with us."

"He's getting to that age where hanging out with us will be less and less cool."

"I guess so," she said as she stood up from the table.

She came to stand behind me and she wrapped her arms around my waist.

"I'm sorry about earlier," she said.

"What on earth do you have to be sorry about, love?"

"For how I acted."

"Baby, you did nothing wrong."

"I pulled away from you, and I never want to do. I know what your mother said isn't how you feel. I'm just sorry, I did that."

"I understand."

"You always do. I love you, Edward. I am going to go upstairs and check on Anthony and then I may take a bath. Do you want to join me or would you rather just find me afterward?"

"Hmm, choices, choices...I need to make a few calls so I'll find you later."

"Okay," she said as she kissed my lips quickly and then went upstairs.

I finished putting the dishes in the dishwasher and then I went to my office.

I called to check in with work, to see how busy my day would be tomorrow, since Bella stilled needed to make a doctors appointment and I'm sure she'd want me to go with her.

My schedule at the hospital wasn't too bad tomorrow, so I'd be free to go with her if she wanted me too.

I called my lawyer next and had him get started on the restraining order on both of my parents.

I didn't want either or them coming around me or my family.

If they persisted I would move my family out of Chicago.

I walked up the stairs after locking up, first I went to check on Anthony, who was sound asleep.

I walked into our bedroom and stood there staring at the sight before me.

Bella was laying in the middle of our bed wearing the dark blue lacy nightgown that we bought.

Her hair was down around her face, and she looked so beautiful.

"Hey there," she said softly as she looked over at me. "Are you going to say anything?"

" look absolutely amazing."

"Come over here."

I responded immediately - I would do anything she asked right now.

I walked to the bed, pulling my shirt off and then unbuttoning my pants as I watched her sit up on her knees.

She pulled me to her and kissed my lips.

I moaned against her - she had no idea how sexy she could be.

"Mmm...I love kissing you baby, but there is something else I'd rather do right now."

"And what's that, Mr. Cullen?"

"I want to make love to my beautiful wife" I said as I nipped along her collarbone.

She moaned and pulled at my hair.

"Mmm.. sounds good."

I moved my hands over her breasts, pinching her nipples gently.

"Mmm...feels good," she said as she laid back against the pillows.

I let my fingers trail down her lace covers breasts, pinching her nipple through the thin fabric again.

I continued moving my fingers down her body towards the hem of her gown.

"Fuck love, you are so beautiful."

"Only to you," she said.

"Not true, but I am the only one that matters."

"Yes you are," she said with a smile.

"As beautiful as this is on you, it has to go. I want to see your amazing body, naked and spread out before me."

I pulled the gown from her body and just looked at her.

Her skin was so smooth and I already knew how soft it was.

I leaned in to suck her pert nipple into my mouth.

"Edward," she murmured as she gripped the back of my head pushing me further into her breast.

I let my hand slip down over her stomach to tug at the panties she still had on.

Once I hand them off, I let my fingers slide over her wet pussy.

I slowly slipped my finger inside her and pushed in deeply.

"Yes, Edward," she moaned out.

She arched into me as I added another finger into her and I pushed my thumb over her clit.

"Fuck," she said as I continued pumping my fingers in and out of her.

I loved seeing her writhe and moan and swear - I could feel my cock growing against her.

I kissed down her body, heading towards her clit.

I want to feel it on my tongue as I make her come.

She arched hard into me when my lips closed around her pussy and I pressed my tongue to her clit.

I loved the taste of her, always so sweet and addicting.

I could spend hours licking her, but I had other pressing issues at the moment.

My cock was aching to be buried deep inside her as I flicked her clit with my tongue.

I loved hearing her gasp as my tongue rapidly flicked over her sensitive nub.

"Oh god, yes Ed...ward," she murmured from under me.

I could tell she was right on the edge so I curled my fingers inside her and sucked her clit between my lips.

I looked up at her as I sucked and licked her clit, her eyes were closed as her body arched upwards, one hand was on her breast pinching her nipple as her other hand gripped the sheet.

Fuck, she looked so beautiful.

I pumped in her even harder as I felt her walls begin to tremble around me.

"Ooh..ooh Edward," she panted as her wetness squirted all over my face and down my fingers.

I watched as her body shuddered and the sweat glistened on her breasts.

"Oh god, yes! Yes!"

I loved seeing and feeling with I do to her body.

I slowly eased my fingers from her pussy and brought them to my lips.

Fuck, she tasted good.

She looked over at me as I sucked my fingers.

"Come here," she panted.

I crawled up her body till we were face to face.

"That was unbelievable, Edward."

"It was, baby. I love how responsive your body is to me."


She leaned in and kissed my lips.

"I...I want you," she whispered against my lips.

I devoured her mouth with mine and she moaned into my mouth.

I pulled her into my lap and continued kissing her.

She ground against me, I could tell she wanted me as much as I wanted her.

She slipped her fingers down my chest and into my pants, palming my hard cock.

"Bella," I murmured.

"I want you Edward...I need you."

I couldn't deny her anything.

She grinned widely and slid down my legs, tugging at my pants.

Once she had them off, she crawled back up my legs, and took my cock in her hand.

She moved her hand up and down me - it was heaven.

I leaned in and kissed her lips as she continued moving her hands over me, before I stopped her.

"Be..lla," I croaked out. "You have to stop before I come."

She pulled her hand away quickly.

She pushed on my chest till I leaned back on the bed and then she moved back up my legs.

She positioned herself and then slowly lowered herself over me.

She looked so beautiful on top of me.

"Fuck you look beautiful on me," I said wrapping my hands around her ass.

She smiled down at me as she started to move over me.

She raised up almost all the way off me and them pushed herself hard onto me.

"Oh god Bella, so good."

I loved the feel of her as she bounced in my lap.

I pulled her harder against me, needing to be deeper inside her.

"So warm and deep," I moaned as I slammed deeper in.

Sweat shone on both our bodies - I was so close.

"I'm so close, Are you?" I panted as I moved my hands over her breasts.

"Y...yes, so close."

I rolled her nipples between my fingers, pinching them slightly as I thrust up hard into her and I felt her walls clamp onto me.

"Oh..oh Edward," she yelled as she continued rocking over me.

I groaned and said her name as I gripped her hips gently.

"Fuck," I hissed laying my head back on the pillow, breathing hard.

I pulled her down on top of me and I wrapped my arms around her back.

"I love you," I whispered against her ear.

"I love you," she said against my neck.

"How are you feeling, baby?" I asked as I rubbed my hands up and down her back.

"Mmm, I feel amazing."

"No morning sickness?" I asked.


"That's good. I'll set up your appointment when I go into work tomorrow, okay?"

"Thank you," she said quietly.

"I'll miss you so much while I'm at work," I said as I moved the hair out of her eyes.

"I'll miss you too."

She leaned her head on my chest and sighed.

"What's wrong, love?" I asked.

"I'm just not sure what I'll do alone. I've never been alone before, I've always had Anthony with me."

"Do whatever you like baby, a book, watch tv...anything you like."

"I guess."

"You don't sound convinced, love."

"I just don't know how to be alone."

"Well you aren't really alone baby, you have this little one," I said placing my hand gently on her stomach.

"Ha...ha...Edward, but you know what I mean."

"Do you want me to get you a cat or a dog or something?"

"No, I'll be fine."

"If you're sure, baby."

"Yeah, I'd probably just forget to feed it or something. I did that when I was little, I forgot to feed my goldfish and the poor thing died."

"I'm sure that wouldn't happen, one, you're older and cats and dogs are a bit more vocal than fish."

"True, so are babies. I guess its a good thing they cry when they are hungry," she said as she placed her hand over mine on her belly.

"Baby, don't worry, you're going to be a wonderful mother."

"How can you be sure?"

"Baby, do you have any idea how many horrible mothers I see in my line of work? Trust me you'll be fantastic."

"That doesn't tell me how you know I'll be a wonderful mother."

"Look at how well you did with Anthony, he's a great kid."

" parents raised him," she said softly.

"Bella, give yourself some credit, you kept him safe, fed, alive and in school - that is amazing considering your circumstances."

"I guess."

"I believe in you, Bella," I told her taking her face in my hands and kissing her gently.

"I'm glad one of us does."

"Do you think I'll be a good dad, baby?"

"Yes, you'll be amazing," she said.

"How do you know?" I asked.

"Because I watched how you are with Anthony and how you took care of me when I was sick. You're such a caring, loving and giving man. You'll be the perfect father."

"You are all those things too, baby. I know you too and there is no one on earth I would want to be the mother of my child than you."

"I love you, Edward, you always make feel like I really am something."

"Baby, you are are absolutely everything to me."

She nestled her head against me and I could feel tears slipping from her eyes,

"And you are my everything, Edward."

I held her close to me letting my fingers run through her long hair.

"Remember baby, we're in this together," I told her, kissing the top of her head.

"I know, together forever," she said softly as she yawned.