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We Have to Escape

Edward and Bella get married secretly. What will happen when Bella's cousins come to town? Will their secrets tear them apart, or will true love prevail? Thanks to MRSBellaCullenBlack for the amazing banner!

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14. Wildfire Spread

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The Cullen's party was all right! I could have thrown a better one, but considering their painfully obvious low budget. It was acceptable. Alice really was overdoing it with the knock off Prada heels and Armani mini skirt. Why did everyone treat them like royalty? Their house wasn't even that nice.

I can't believe Bella is pregnant! This is too good to be true. I couldn't wait to tell everyone. I'll run the stuck-up Cullens out of this town. Maybe before it gets to that, Edward will come to his senses, leave sickly sweet Bella, and come to the party. We're supposed to be together! He's a Gemini and I'm an Aquarius. Our fate is written in the stars, like Romeo...and what's-her-face.

After Mikey and I left the party, I dropped him off and went over to Uncle Charlie's. Man, he is dense! How did he see Bella every day and not know she was married? I used the key hidden above the eaves to let myself in, and found my uncle asleep on the couch. What kind of dad waited up for his kids? My parents didn't care. They shouldn't.

Shaking Charlie awake, I stated sweetly, "Uncle Charlie, Bella told me that she's pregnant. Isn't that great? You're going to be a grandfather." Charlie shook his head, and began to yell at the top of his lungs. My work done, I snuck out of the terribly small house and fell asleep after texting all my lesser acquaintances this new piece of gossip. My work for the day was done.

Waking up at noon, I clumped down the stairs and waited for my mom to make me an omelet. While she did this I began, "Mom, you'll never guess who is going to be a great-aunt!"

She laughed, "I bet it's that Mallory girl's mother. Ooh, I can't wait to tell the ladies down at the social center."

Smiling I replied, "No mom, it's you. Bella and Edward are going to have a baby. Isn't that the funniest thing you have ever heard?" I burst into a fit of giggles.

"Attalia Swan, this is not a laughing matter. Something will have to be done. How did this happen? Carlisle is on the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Society board with me. Never adopt, Attalia. This is the kind of situation you will end up with. I can't-" I tuned the rest of my mother's lecture out. I wasn't going to have kids anyway. Nasty little things!

Valentina stumbled out of her room and sleepily asked, "What are you guys talking about?"

"We are speaking on the horrors of adoption, and your cousins unfortunate pregnancy. I bet they made up that story of being married to try to assuage their parents' feelings on this subject. I wonder how longs they've known." My mother was a genius, and so right. Why hadn't I thought of that before? Of course the marriage was a cover-up!

Valentina huffed, "I'm sure you guys are mistaken. Edward and Bella can't have kids. Embry told me. Stop picking on them. Getting married early isn't necessarily a bad thing. It may be bad for some people, but for others it works. Bella and Edward won't leave each other, and if they could have kids, they would make great parents."

Ever since my little sister had met the hot Embry boy, her ideas had totally become warped. She used to be someone I could relate to, but now she was thoughtful and...nice...to people beneath her. How could someone live like that? Ugh. Embry was definitely a bad influence. My Mike had a little brother Valentina's age. I might have to play matchmaker.

"Embry must be mistaken. I distinctly heard from Bella that she was pregnant. Now go play with your Barbies." I was cruel, but she needed to hear stern words.

My mother set about planning a visit to Uncle Charlie's and told my father the newest piece of Forks gossip. I could hear my father yelling over the phone about irresponsible youth costing the government money. He was going to have a responsibility talk with them. He had had that talk with me before, but I tried to ignore it as best I could. Responsibility was no fun.

While running errands around town, I heard the rumors flying about not just Bella and Edward, but the whole Cullen family. This was too good. Running into Mike at the gas station, was the best moment of my life.

After a long kiss in welcome, Mike began to tell me the rumor that had been going around town, "Bella is pregnant! She's not married to Edward, and the baby isn't his either. I mean it's an awesome soap opera! And Carlisle has taken Edward's trust fund away and has bought two one-way plane tickets to the Yukon!"

I could hardly restrain myself from laughing as I replied, "Really? Wow, I'm glad we don't have strict parents like that!" Yep, the news was spreading like wildfire.