Because of you
Because of her father, she's always felt abandoned. Because of her step dad, she's always been afraid. And Because of that man, she's always been angry. She's always been all of these things because each of these men left a mark on her life. And personally, Ruby doesnt know what to do. When Edward left Bella, she married Luke. Luke got her pregnant with Ruby. Luke walked out not long after and Bella's forced to re marry to Mike Newton. But he beocmes abusive to Bella and her daughter. Bella still needs money and has nowhere to turn but Alice Cullen, who's now mysteriously appeared to help her. But Ruby has some problems of her own. She's the school slut for one. And two, she's pregnant with the school's most popular guy's baby. Or babies. Who knows?
I got the name Ruby Oliver from the book The boyfriend list.
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Emmett sat Ruby down slowly and Ruby glared at Rosalie for a few moments. We said nothing until Roo stomped out the back door and slammed it so hard a picture fell off the wall. I winced, while Ian, Seth and Eli ran out after her. Edward put an arm around me and rubbed my arm soothingly while everyone turned to Rosalie.
"What are you thinking, Rose?!" Jasper yelled, looking furious. He was obviously feeling Ruby's hormonal edginess.
"I was thinking that if I was in a band with that girl, I would want to know what was going on. I was also thinking that they needed some warning if they were hanging out with her. She's screwed reputation wise." Rosalie explained, shrugging nonchalantly. I could see a smug gleam in her amber eyes.
"Yeah, well, guess what, Rosalie? Not everybody makes a big a deal as you when it comes to their fucking social life!" I snapped, going out the door after Roo.
I followed Bella out the backdoor, but not after I threw a quick glare in Rosalie's direction. I didnt want to get too mad at her, I was the only one who knew the reason she was being such a bitch. She was jealous that Ruby was having a baby when she couldnt. It was awakening feelings she had when she was changed and realized toddlers werent part of the plan.
I couldnt help listening to the thoughts around me as I waited for Bella to come out of the woods where Ruby and the band spoke.
Bitch better watch out, I'm bouta snap her neck, Ian thought angrily.
Nobody puts my Roo-B-Doo-B in a corner. I gotta stop watching that movie! But pregnant....?, Eli thought in protective confusion.
Holy effing crap! Who? What? When? Where!? Why?! Oh god, I sound like my English teacher, Seth mumbled quitely to himself in his head.
I chuckled to myself at Eli's thoughts. Roo-B-Doo-B? That's a new one.
I listened to their conversation from a far. It was quite amusing to hear Ruby.
"Baby, dont mind Rosalie, she's just jealous." Bella tried to soothe her daughter.
"Jealous? Of what per sae, mother?" Ruby snapped. "Could it be my teenage pregnancy? Or perhaps my raggedy anne red hair? Oh, I know, its my mood swings, right?"
"Hey, hey, hey. No need to snap at Miss Belle, Roo-B-Doo-B. We dont care if you're preggers. Its all good." Eli reassured her, trying also to stick up for Bella.
"Yeah. Its all the same to us. You'll still be moody and emotional, you'll just have a screaming little anklebiter is all." Ian tried his hardest to sound indifferent.
"Besides, we'll help you. Me, Ian, Eli, Belle, Kara. We'll all be there." Seth assured her. He was a sweet kid, but I still felt the need to break his little neck.
The next day, Ruby woke up late for school. Kara had left earlier that morning to finish a science project before the first bell. I drove her to school in a hurry- my biggest mistake. She puked all over my car.
After I upchucked in Uptown's car, I (gracefully as I could) ran to my locker so that I could get to third period before it ended. I made it just in time, giving my math teacher a late pass and pointedly ignored Brendon as he stared me down on my way to sit. On my way to lunch later that day, Brendon cornered me on my way past the gym. He pulled me in there and pushed me against the concrete wall as gently as he could.
"You're ignoring me." He stated, grinning.
"Bite me, Smith." I growled, wriggling out of his grasp.
"C'mon, Oliver, what's the problem? I do something wrong?" He asked. I rolled my eyes. What a question that was....
"Hmm, I wonder! Let's put it this way- you better take that child care class there offering after school. You'll need it real soon." I hinted. He looked innocently confused. I had to admit, he wasnt such a bad guy. He just had a habit of dropping girls on their asses when he got bored.
"What the hell you talking bout, Oliver?" He asked. Oh my god! I know my hint was about as vague as you could go, but this boy was dumber than a box of rocks!
"Fine, Smith, I'll tell you. But you better listen and listen good, cause I'm not saying it again." I warned him threw clenched teeth. "You better call your folks and tell'em you're gonna be a daddy, because you got me pregnant. And let me tell you right now, I'm not happy about this. But I'm gonna try my best to raise this kid, just like my mom raised me."
He stared at me blankly for a second, before blinkly rapidly as if he just comprehended what I just said.
"Holy shit," he mumbled. "Pregnant? Oh god, I'm so stupid, such an idiot. Damnit, we gotta file for some kinda charity, some kinda food stamps or something, cause I can't work three jobs and go to school at the same time. Ruby, we gotta find an apartment, now it might not be the greatest living, but we'll make it work, and oh yeah-"
"What are you rambling about? I don't need food stamps, and back up, apartment?" I asked, trying to figure out what he was getting at.
"Yes, we'll need to find one to raise the kid in." He said to me like I was the crazy one.
"Brendon, I'm not moving in with you. My mom, Kara and me are happy where we are. Well, actually, I hate where we are, but were doing just fine. My mother is is recently engaged and we are living in his fat ass house, all taken care of. My mom and Kara and my mom's lover's family is helping me raise the baby. I dont need your help." I explained.
"So let me get this straight- you dont want me to help at all with this kid. Why the hell did you tell me about it then?" He demanded, looking frustrated. He looked cute when he was frustrated.
"I thought it was the right thing to do, telling you about this. I didnt want you to go around not knowing you had a baby somewhere out there." I told him, trying to make it seem like I wasnt dumping his ass.
"Well, gee, thanks for thinking about my feelings when decided to tell me that I was going to be a father, but you dont want me in my kids life." He said, sarcastically. "You know, I have rights. I can see this kid if I want to."
"Brendon, do you listen, ever? I never said I didnt want you in the kids life." I rolled my eyes. Actually, I probably did say something like that. But whatever.
"You just said you didnt need me!" He exclaimed.
"Exactly. I dont need you. I never said you couldnt see your kid. I know what its like to not have your dad around, and let me tell you, I dont want that for my baby. Come see it whenever you want. Just call me first, got it?" I told him.
I didnt really want Brendon around, but I know what its like to not have your father near, and I dont want that for my baby. Even if he wasnt in my kids life, the kid would still find out eventually who her father was.
"Oh. Alright then. If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go on home. See ya, Roo." He said looking dazed. I giggled silently to myself. He just might be a good dad. Key word being might.
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