What We Become
All human. Edward, the ghost of the school, has seen her from afar, but has never approached her. He and Bella have come to an unspoken agreement:don't talk to me and I won't talk to you.Hate is always the feelings that arise. With one night together, Bella becomes pregnant. What will happen? Will they find away to love one another? There's always a sneak peek at my next chapter on my site.
So here it is. A brand new story. I just need a little input from you, my fabulous readers and reviewers. While you read this story, think of what I should do to make it better. I mean I have a vague outline, but it is still changeable. I’ve changed the Bella character a bit, but she hasn’t changed in essence. Does that sound cheesy? It probably does.
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17. Chapter 17
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My jaw dropped open and I stared at him with my eyes wide. I knew that this was going to happen if I let him get to close. It's like I could see it al happening in my head.
"Bella?" Edward placed his hand on my neck. "Are you going to answer me?" I licked my lips and took a breath. Okay, here goes everything...
January went by quickly. I didn't know if it was a good thing or not. When February came, I knew that soon I would be half way there. Half way to the point of no return, you could say. When these two things growing inside me would come out bawling and expecting me to be the ultimate. Everyone looked at me as if that's what I was going to be. A mother. The word felt wierd in my head, so I made sure I didn't let it slide off my tongue.
At school I went from the point where I was the same as always. People talked to me as if nothing changed, and maybe that's what they thought. But when I appeared after new years walking down the hall by myself, there was no sweater that could cover the cold hard truth. Everyone whispered. Everyone stared and gave me conspicious smiles of sympathy. I didn't need it! It's not like I was raped! Did they think I was a whore?
The truth was... I was Big. Damn Twins. The babies were behind my belly button already. No wonder everyone noticed. Yet, I still tried to hide it. On that first day, I sat down in Philosophy, ready to take on a new semester. Lauren came over to me and stood there looking down at me. I ignored her, doodling on my notebook instead. She knelt down and placed her hand on my book.
"He doesn't want your baby, you know?" She whispered.
"No. He told me himself."
"Yes. He wanted me to tell him to leave him alone or I'll tell the whole school about it." I couldn't help it, I laughed at her.
"I'll keep that in mind." I whispered, biting my lip to stop from smiling. I looked up at her, she just smiled and walked away. Bitch.
I took a deep breath and knocked on the door. My mother turned around from where she was digging in her jewlery box. She smiled.
"Hun, could you help me?" She said. I nodded and walked up to her. She turned around, handing me her necklace. I twirled the pearls into place and let them hang around her neck. I dropped my hands on her shoulders and smiled at her in the mirror.
"You look lovely, Ma."
"Thank You, Edward."
"Yes?" She turned around and started digging in her closet.
"I invited Bella to Christmas dinner."
"Really? She's a nice girl." She came out with a gown and laid it across the bed, before going back into the closet.
"She is. I have something I need to tell you." I said. She came out with another dress and put it beside the other one.
"Go ahead." She started to go back into the closet. I reached out and grabbed her hand. She looked up at me and then with her other hand began to primp up her hair. "Please make it quick, Edward. I'm a little behind."
"Okay. You see..."
"Have you seen my diamond earrings? The ones your father gave me for our last anniversary?" She started to almost drag me back to the jewlery box.
"One moment, Edward. I need to find those." She let go of my hand and started digging through her top drawer. I took in one long breath.
"Mom. Bella's pregnant. With twins. And I'm the father." I made it all come out in a rush. She stopped what she was doing. After a moment she looked up into the mirror and caught my eye.
"Oh. Dear." She murmured. "That's quite an announcement." She turned around and walked towards me reaching up and patting my cheek. "My boy's grown up." She turned around and sniffed.
"Mum. Are you crying?"
"No Dear. I.. I've just got something in my eye." She sniffed again. I turned her around and she was crying, but she smiled at me. "Don't do anything stupid." She whispered. She took a breath and stretched her shoulders. "Don't know how I didn't notice, I mean all the signs were there." She turned around and went back to her closet. "I am a mother of three." I heard her say."He'll do what's right. He always does." I walked to the door, but turned around and looked at her.
"You're earrings are on the bed side table."
"Edward... I... I don't know." I whispered turning away from him and crawling off the bed. I walked to the window and stared out at the snow as it fell down.There was nothing else to see but white. Edward came up behind me and wrapped his arms around my waist.
"Please, Bella. Please, will you marry me?" He whispered, snuggling my shoulder.
"Why not!?" His voice rose.
"You don't want to marry me." I turned around in his arms. He looked down at me with an amazed look on his face.
"Yes. I do."
"You think you do, but you don't. Not really. Now maybe, but after.. when the high of all thats happening wears off..." At this, Edward laughed. Loud. He bent down and kissed me on the nose.
"Bella.." He murmured. "I have loved you from the instant I saw you. So I'm asking you now. I would have asked you anyways. This is just earlier. I mean, do you really think I was going to let you go off to college without knowing how I felt?" I didn't answer him, I just shook my head. "Don't you love me, Bella?" He whispered, his eyes shifting in rejection.
"What did I tell you, Bella?" Lauren asked me come February as I was getting food from the cafeteria line. Edward came back from the front and placed an apple crumble on my plate. I looked up at him.
"Four servings a day." He murmured. I rolled my eyes, grabbing some pudding off of the stand. Edward pulled out a notepad and crossed something out.
"What are you doing?" I reached for it.
"Crossing of the sugar serving. Pudding, Bella." He smiled.
"Ugh. Whatever." I grabbed another one. Lauren hummed behind me. I sighed.
"So Edward. How are you?" Lauren asked from behind me. Edward looked up.
"I'm fine." He said skeptically, not looking at her. I turned from where I was staring into the cafeteria. There was only one pudding on my tray. God. I huffed and grabbed the pudding and put it back on my tray.
"Bella." Edward murmured.
"I want two puddings, and I'm going to get two puddings." I growled. He looked at me for a second and then turned. Edward walked ahead to pay for it.
"Trouble in paradise? It must be the hormones kicking in." Lauren giggled. I turned around and looked at her.
"Don't start with me." I whispered. She raised her eyebrows daringly. Edward came back and led me through the cafeteria to where everyone else was seated. Rosalie smiled. She laughed when she saw the two puddings on my tray.
"Edward. You're bending." She smiled. Edward rolled his eyes. Alice darted in and sat down, grabbing one of the off my tray. I gave her a look that said it all. She smiled as if she wasn't going to put it back. I put out my hand. She rolled her eyes and dropped it.
"Thank You." I murmured.
"I was just playing with you, Bella. Everyone knows not to take food from a pregnant woman." She laughed, leaning against Jasper's shoulder. He wrapped his arm around her waist, and she took one of his earphones out of his ears and putting it in one of hers. She rested her face against his shoulder, slightly bobbing her head to the beat.
"I don't believe in love." Bella whispered. I sighed and placed a hand on either side of her face. I leaned my forehead against hers. "Someday.. maybe.." She whispered.
"Maybe you do love me, but are afraid to admit it." I said slowly.
"Maybe." She whispered after a moment.
"Promise me something." I motioned for her to sit down on the bed, and she did. "You don't have to wear it." I murmured. "Just promise me that you will... someday. Soon." I whispered. She took a deep breath, and I stared into her eyes, kneeling down, pleading for her to say yes. After a moment, I got my wish.
I smiled and relaxed. I reached over a shut the ring's case.
"Wait, Edward?" She asked. I turned around. She smiled sheepishly.
"Do you think I could wear it around my neck?"
"Anywhere you want, Love."
... Bella POV
Lauren smiled at me from across the cafeteria. I rolled my eyes at her.
"Can we leave?" I asked after we had finished eating. Edward nodded and stood up, pulling me up with him. We walked across the cafeteria, but just as we got to the door. Lauren yelled from across the room.
"Everyone! There goes Bella. She's pregnant, did you know? What a skank, hiding that secret like that!"
I walked straight towards her, standing exactly where she could see my stomach.
"It's not much of a SECRET to tell is it?!" I yelled so the entire school could hear! "Is it!?" Lauren took a step back. I huffed, turning around and heading back to Edward, who waited patiently by the door, a smug smile on his face.
"Whore!" Lauren yelled out after me. She said that just as I collapsed on a near by table. I tried to stand up, but I couldn't do it on my own.
"Edward!" My entire body shook. Edward was at my side in an instant, he helped me into his arms.
"Bella? Bella? Are you okay?" Alice asked from behind me. I sat up.
"Yes. I am. Edward help me stand up." He did as I asked, and he led me out into the hallway. Everyone was quiet, staring at me. When we got into the hall, I turned to Edward.
"I felt one of them!"
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