I never thought I would be the family man. I would have been fine with just neices and nephews. Being just an uncle would have been fine, until I met Bella. Mason was the best son a man could ask for. He was smart, funny, and just a beautiful little boy. Then, this morning, Bella told me she was- could be- pregnant. I had never wanted my own child in my entire life until now. If Bella was not pregnant. . . I didn't even want to think about it.
I asked Alecs to help me clean up the باورچی خانے, باورچی خانہ from breakfast, and sent Mason and Bella into the living room.
"I would like to talk to آپ if that's alright?" I ran the water to wash the dishes and Alecs brought them to me.
"Sure." He nodded. "What's up?"
"Bella and I have decided to let آپ stay here. We both want آپ to have a firm, steady home, and we both think that living with us would be your best option. We don't want to make آپ pay anything but آپ will get a job, get your GED, and have a good life. آپ will be responsable for getting your clothing, and a car when آپ get the money." I was handing him dishes to dry.
"Bella told me your story." I went back to washing cutlery. "We both know Bella's story, and now I would like آپ to know mine. آپ know, آپ aren't the only one in this world who went through a hard time. And running away from problems, isn't an answer. But I think آپ have figured that out سے طرف کی now." I smiled lightly and he did too. "I was married once before. Her name was Sarah. We were married for 5 years and we found out she had brain cancer. The worst kind. Three months later she passed away. That was three years ago. I met Bella at the hospital, we bumped into eachother. Real orignal, I know.
"The first دن I took my wedding ring off, and decided to try, Bella litteraly walked into my life. Running away from problems solves nothing. As they say 'don't let the fear of striking out, keep آپ from playing the game'."
He was silent for a moment while we put up the last of the clean dishes and turned to me. He wrapped me in a hug and I did the same. All he needed was someone to care.
"Thank you." He pulled back.
"You're family, now." I told him.
Bella peeped her head around the corner. "Do آپ guys need any help?"
"No, we got it." Alecs told her.
"Okay." She smiled. "I have a doctors appointment at 3." Her eyes flickerd to mine. "They could fit me in today. Would آپ like to go?"
I nodded. "Alecs, could آپ keep Mason for a few hours?" he asked him.
"Yeah sure." Alecs nodded.
"Okay. Great." Bella smiled. "I'm going to go take a bath."
She walked up the stairs and I pulled out my laptop. I could hear Mason and Alecs talking in the living room. I pulled up my newly installed program and began working.
I showered and shaved and soaked after that. I needed time to relax. If this didn't turn out the way we were hoping I was going to be crushed. I was مزید than 95 percent sure, but there was still that 5 percent.
After what I was sure was an hour, I stepped out and wrapped myself in a fluffy towel. I pulled on a white, frilly tanktop and some navy blue, cloth shorts.
I let my hair dry naturally so it had waves down to the middle of my back and put on some blush and mascara.
I walked down stairs and saw Edward sitting at the باورچی خانے, باورچی خانہ table, staring into the screen. "Hey."
He looked up and smiled. "Hi." He shut his lap سب, سب سے اوپر before I could see the screen. "It's a surprise."
"Okay." I shook my head. "You should get a shower. I figured we could all go out to lunch later before my appointment. Mason and Alecs will have to شاور as well."
"Sure thing." He kissed my nose and dissapeard upstairs. I walked over to his laptop and reached for the top.
I snatched my hand back. "Yeah?"
"Dad کہا we were going to eat."
"Yeah, after everyone else is ready to go. That means after آپ get a bath and tame your bedhead." I laughed and ran my hands through his wild blond hair.
"I hate taking baths." He groaned.
"Because آپ are a 6 سال old little boy." I smiled. "Come on, let's go ahead and pick out your clothes. Edward won't be long."
We walked up to his room and I picked out a blue polo, the same color of his eyes, and ھاکی, خاکی shorts. Edward yelled that he was out and I gave Mason a bath, then dressed him.
"Alecs!" I yelled.
"Yeah?" He was climbing the stairs.
"Shower is free."
"Okay, cool. Thanks."
I set some of Edward's clothes outside the door. They were the same size, he could share for now.
Edward came back down the hall wearing a white شرٹ, قمیض and navy cargo shorts. I laughed allowed.
He looked up and smiled. "Twinkies."
I shook my head and brushed Mason's hair before it dried.
As we climbed into the car, I leaned over and quietly told Edward to go to Emmett's. He needed to know his only baby brother was here, and safe. And he would blow a gasket, so I needed to be there to keep the peace as much as possible.
When we pulled into their driveway, Mason shot out of the car like a rocket. Edward walked around the front of the Volvo and smiled at me when he took my hand.
Rosalie had Mason wrapped up in her arms for a hug. Rose and Emmett had wanted kids of their own, but Rose was unable to reproduce, so Emmett suggested adoption. He knew how confusing and hurtful it could be to lose a parent یا one to walk out on you. They were on the فہرست for a 0-2 سال old baby boy یا girl. All they were waiting on was a phone call.
"Bella." She smiled and pulled me in with her only empty arm. "Edward." She pulled him in, too.
"And who's this?" She asked, guestering behind us.
"This, Rose, is my younger brother, Alecs."
Her mouth was forming a little "o", her bright blue eyes wide. "Oh, well, I'm just going to go. . .get. . ." And she dissapeard down the hall.
"You might want to sit down." Edward whispered to him.
I smiled warmly as Alecs sat down beside me.
"Edward! Bella!" Emmett's voice bellowed toward us. "Hey, what are آپ guys-" He stopped mid sentence and stride. "What the hell are آپ doing here?" His voice was low and angery at Alecs.
"Bella and Edward brought me here."
"How did آپ find Bella?"
"Phonebook. I needed her help." He stood. "I wanted to see her."
"Why? Why now? Why not 5 years پہلے when Mason was a baby with colic, Bella was a senior in high school, and I was driving back and fourth 2 hours every morning and night so Dad could stay at work and Bella could do her freakingg homework?"
"Because I was stupid!" Alecs yelled back.
"Damn straight آپ were! آپ never, not once, did آپ stop to think about how we felt. we not only lost your mom, but our real mom. We lost 2! And آپ ran off, worried about no one but yourself!"
Emmett was stepping closer to Alecs.
Right up to eachother, Alecs and Emmett would look like twins. Both brawny, dark semi curly hair, dark eyes.
"Because I was stupid! I was 14 and just didn't give a shit! But I'm back because I remember how lucky I was to have an older brother and sister to help me, to watch me!"
"Maybe آپ should have thought about that sooner." Emmett growled.
"Okay." I stood up. It was time for me to butt in. "Can't آپ just be happy that he's here and not dead in a ditch somehere? He's not shot to death, and he didn't overdose. Not only is he alice, but he's safe." I backed up and placed a hand on Alecs's arm. "He's staying with us. He's going to get his GED, get a job, and start a life. And whether آپ want to be a part of that life of his is your choice."
Emmett's eyes were red and briming with unshed tears. I stepped aside and Emmett pulled Alecs into a برداشت, ریچھ hug.
"Well, Miss Swan, آپ are infact pregnant, though آپ are farther along than آپ thought. آپ are eight weeks. I know آپ کہا آپ had your menstrual cycle the first ماہ and that isn't unusual and it doesn't hurt the fetus. Now," Dr, Victoria looked up at me with her wild blue eyes and pushed her red curly hair out of her eyes. "Would آپ like to see your little one?"
Edward and I nodded silently.
"Okay. I want to see آپ back here اگلے month, the 18th. See آپ two, later." She smiled and left the room, and before the door could close, a girl rolled in a cart.
"Hello." She smiled. She had big green eyes, and her blond hair was swept back into a ponytail. "Is this your first?"
"Yes." Edward and I spoke at the same time.
"His first. Not mine." I told her.
"Just as exciting thought right?"
"Very." I smiled.
"Alright. Let's take a look." I laid down so she could cover my stomach in a clear blue gell, the moved the wand over it. "And there," She pointed at the screen with her French tipped nail. "Is your baby." And a whooshing sound filled the room.
Our "baby" looked like a bean. Like peanut.
"He looks like a peanut." I whispered to Edward.
"What makes آپ think it's a 'he'?" He smiled down at me.
"Well, I don't." I shrugged. "I just needed to call it something besides it."
She printed us pictures, 6, and sent us home.
"Who are we going to tell first?" I asked, my hand running over my stomach as we walked to the Volvo.
"His big brother." Edward smiled down at me.