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Daunting Thank you, Marauder by Midnight, for the banner 3rd and last story in the 'Life in Love' series Sequal to 'Possibilities' "This is what we have been waiting for. This was the formidable fight. This was something that I wasn’t sure we were even going to win. Each pair of daunting red eyes stared back at me, filled with hope that they would win. Hoping, just like us, that they would live."

Disclaimer-I'm not Stephenie Meyer-end of story

15. Month 4, Part 1

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“Everyone packed?” Esme asked Edward and I. We were just closing our suitcases, Alice sat on mine to get it closed completely.

“Just about.” I smiled. Alice had helped me mostly-she packed a few dresses for the dinner and because I was going to be a bridesmaid I didn’t need a fancy dress for the wedding. I packed a few maternity clothes too-I was too big to fit into any of my regular cloths properly.

“This is a key to the house, just in case of the spare not being there. Will you be taking the Volvo or the Viper?” Esme handed Edward the key.

“The Volvo-I don’t know how well the Viper will fit in back in Forks.” Edward winked at me. I nodded in agreement-that wouldn’t be the best idea.

“Alright. Here, Bella let me carry that.” Esme took my suitcase before I could protest. Edward’s hands were a bit preoccupied with his own suitcase.

“Mom, you didn’t need to do that.” I said to her as she put the suitcase in the trunk of the Volvo, which was pulled up in front of the house.

“Nonsense. Have fun, you two. We’ll take care of Demetri.” She told us, hugging Edward and kissing him on the cheek. She turned to me, and did the same,

“Be safe.” She told us as I got into the car. We both nodded and Edward drove in the direction of the highway, going a tiny bit slower than normal.

“She wanted to get started on the nursery, while we are away.” Edward said to me, as I was wondering why we were pushed out of the house.

“I figured.” I nodded. I had memorized how Alice had done my makeup so that I could do it myself once I was there, so I had nothing to worry about as we drove. Until Edward brought something up.

. “How are you going to tell Angela?” Edward asked me, as we were almost to Forks.

“Tell her what?” I asked. He gave me a look, “Oh…I forgot-my stomach is noticeable now. I don’t know…I’m more worried about Charlie.” I confessed.

“Does he know you will be in town?” Edward looked confused. I shook my head,

“I sort of wanted to surprise him.” I shrugged; suddenly wondering if that was as good of an idea as I thought it was at the time. We entered Forks and took the usual right, instead of left where Charlie’s house would be. Edward stopped the Volvo on the driveway next to the huge white house, instead of parking it in the empty garage.

“Home sweet home.” He murmured, helping me out of the car.

“I’ve missed it here.” I murmured as Edward opened the door and got our bags out of the Volvo. Everything looked the same-most of the furniture was still here, since we didn’t need any in Denali. I didn’t know how the werewolves would react to our little visit, but I was sure they needed to stay on their own side of the line-I was already changed anyway, and Jake knew that.

I looked to Edward and we both smiled, “I love you.” he said, sliding an arm around my waist.

“I love you too.” I answered him before rushing upstairs, “I can’t wait to see Angela!” I giggled, putting on my makeup as quickly as possible. Edward brought the rest of our luggage in his old room, though I was using Alice and Jasper’s bathroom to help me see what I was doing in the mirror.

I picked out a blue shirt and jeans, as well as a rain coat and sneakers to wear. After I was done changing, which was ten minutes later, I met Edward downstairs. “Are you coming with me? Ben is there too if you want too.” I asked him. He nodded,

“Of course.” I was practically bouncing up and down in my seat as we arrived at Angela’s house-where she was staying until after the wedding.

“Ready?” he asked me. I gave him a look, “from the way you were fidgeting in the car here I suppose you are.” Edward winked at me and helped me out.

We both walked up to the door and Edward rang the bell. I could hear Angela’s footsteps from upstairs as she made her way to the front door, kicking her brother’s toys out of the way as she did so. I held my breath, not daring to smell human blood when my moods were all over the place. Edward squeezed my hand as she opened the door,

“Bella! Edward! Come in!” Angela was grinning as we both walked in.

“Ben,” she called, “Ben come look who is here!” Angela yelled over her shoulder. I heard Ben come from the kitchen,

“Bella, Edward! Wow, it’s good to see you guys.” He greeted us.

“It’s very wonderful to see you both too, especially on such a happy occasion.” Edward answered. I nodded,

“We are really happy for you both.” I said.

“Thank you. Come into the living room, everywhere else has wedding stuff scattered around.” Angela said to us. I slid off my coat and Ben took ours to hang in the closet. I unconsciously put a hand on my stomach.

“Oh my god! Bella let me get a good look at you! You’re not-?” Angel began, eyeing my stomach.

“Yes! We’re pregnant.” I nodded, smiling as Edward put his arm around my shoulder. They both gaped at us.

“Wow! Congratulations! How long have you known?” she asked me as we sat down. Edward held my hand,

“For about four months now. It took us by surprise too.” I nudged Edward with my elbow playfully.

“That’s wonderful. Do you know what gender it is yet?” she asked us. Edward answered,

“I wanted it to be a surprise. Bella didn’t exactly agree with me, but secrets around our family aren’t kept very well. So we don’t know yet.” He said.

“Do you have any names in mind?” Ben asked, joining the conversation. I laughed once,

“I wish.” I shook my head. Angela shrugged,

“You have five more months to think about it. Does your dad know yet?” she asked me. I shook my head,

“No, not yet. We were going to visit him tomorrow.” I answered her, “but enough about us. How did all of this happen?” I asked, gesturing to her engagement ring.

“It was really sweet. It was on Sweetest Day-Ben took me out to eat at a really beautiful restaurant by our campus. Then we drove all the way here to Forks. I had no idea what the heck he was planning. He stopped the car at the high school and led me to the tree by our high school sign. By that point I thought he was insane-but then I remember that was the same place he had asked me to go on our first date. And then he proposed!” Angela gushed.

“How nice! Ben-that was a wonderful idea.” I said to them.

“It took me a while to think about it. Edward-I don’t know how you did it. I was so nervous…” Ben shook his head in amazement.

Edward laughed, “I was a wreck. I didn’t sleep at all that night.” I tried so hard not to laugh when I heard that-of course he didn’t sleep.

“Bella, lets catch up upstairs. I have to get your size-I guessed it but now those guesses are defiantly wrong- I didn’t have any idea that you were pregnant.” She told me, and I laughed as we walked upstairs.