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Alone

Summary:
ALL HUMAN. What if Edward Cullen isn't the good guy all the time? Bella is Pregnant and Edward refuses to accept it.


Notes:
Just a little story I wrote. Hope you all like it.


10. Chapter 10

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"Bella, there's no place one Earth that I'd rather be than with you and our babies."

"Promise me you won't go back to Tanya."

"Never. I promise to never leave you; to be the man that you deserve and the father our babies need."

I bent down and placed my lips softly on hers, not knowing if this was okay. She pulled me closer and I felt like the man she made me be: strong, confident, loyal. I knew that I still had to earn her trust, and if it took my entire life, I would do it, no matter what the cost.

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Bella POV

The weeks past and our little ones grew stronger. It tore me to pieces having to leave them every day, but I trusted the nurses and doctors. Edward had arranged temporary housing close to the hospital so we didn't have to stay in a hotel or drive all the way back to Forks each night. I was still insistent on sleeping in separate beds, even though Edward promised not to rush me into anything.

Renee and Phil were still arguing, but not as much anymore. I had told her that I was in capable hands with Charlie, Esme and Carlisle, which seemed to calm her nerve somewhat, but she still wanted to be closer to us. I prayed each night that Phil wouldn't be traded.

Charlie and Rebecca's relationship was growing stronger. The two of them spent the majority of their time together and made a few trips up to Seattle when they both had a weekend off. I've never seen him happier. Rebecca was perfect for him. For one, she cook cook, which was reason enough for me to like her. I knew I would be busy with the twins and work, so having another person in the house to take that load of my shoulders made me feel that much better about bringing the babies home.

When Edward and I arrived at the hospital this morning, we were given the news we've been waiting for: our babies were ready to go home. I was so excited that I thought my heart was going to beat through my chest. Since we weren't expecting it, Edward ran back to the house to put in the car seats and pack.

While I waited, I held the twins and talked to a few other mothers visiting their babies. One mother in particular I would miss. She was a few years older than me and had delivered her baby at 26 weeks. She was doing it all on her own. Her family lived on the east coast and her husband was overseas. During yesterday's visit, her baby took a turn for the worse. It was interesting to see how quiet the nursery would get one something happened.

"Good morning, Bella," a nurse said to me.

"Morning. Say, where's Rachel this morning?"

"Oh. Her baby passed last night," she quietly said.

My heart sank. Why was it that my babies were able to fight and live and hers couldn't? It didn't make sense to me, but I was grateful for the two little gifts in my arms.

When we arrived at the Cullen House, I was surprised to see half the town waiting for us. Edward had phoned ahead to let them know of our arrival and Alice was somehow able to arrange a party. That girl never ceases to amaze me. The tent from the graduation party was up again, and another bonfire started. I was just glad the twins' first day in Forks wasn't as rainy as mine.

"Are you staying here tonight," Edward asked as we were walking around the house.

"Lets just see how things play out, okay?"

"Sure."

"They're home!" Emmett shouted and we rounded the corner.

Everyone came rushing over to get a first glimpse of the babies. Esme and Carlisle were both beaming at the sight of their grandchildren. I had no doubt there were already planning on spoiling them every chance they got.

"So what have you named them," Alice asked,

"Say hello to Madeline Aubrey and Masen Charles Cullen," I said.

I was amazed at the differences in the twins. Masen, who was smaller at birth, was now heavier than his sister. When he was wrapped in his blanket, he would wiggle his hands free and was perfectly happy just being held and looking around, like he was secretly trying to figure you out and would smile a bit when you talked to him. He had Edward's bronze-colored hair, even though there wasn't much of it on his head. Maddy, on the other hand, liked to be wrapped tight and held against your chest so she could hear your heart. She had Edward wrapped around her finger and was already a Daddy's girl. She had my eyes and Edward's smile.

The twins were passed around and held by everyone that night. At one point in time, Edward had Masen in his arms sitting by the garage watching the boys play basketball. I could see he was already trying to explain how Jasper and Emmett cheat at just about every sport. Across the yard, Esme, Alice and Rosalie were discussing something and I could only assume a massive shopping trip was being planned. It almost seemed like the twins filled a missing piece in both families, which was odd because up until that point, I hadn't noticed anything was missing.

It had been a few hours since the twins ate, so I went inside to make a few bottles. As I was waiting for the bottles to warm up, I felt someone press up against me and run a finger from my neck down to the small of my back.

"Hello, beautiful," voice said from behind me. My entire body went stiff. "I see you've got your figure back. Damn, you look good."

I slowly turned around only to see the one person I thought would never show their face in town again.

"James," I said quietly. "What are you going here?"

"I was in town. You'll never guess what I heard."

"What's that?"

"Is Edward still seeing Tanya?"

"No. Why," I asked pulling the bottles from the warmer.

"Interesting," he said with a smirk.

"James, what did you hear?"

"It seems Tanya is telling people she's pregnant."

"Excuse me? Edward's been with me the whole time."

"Are you sure about that?"

"Yes. How far does she say she is?"

"Something like fourteen weeks. You don't believe me do you," he asked.

"No. Edward wouldn't do that to me."

"I wouldn't be so sure about that."

He reached in his back pocket and pulled out a thick envelope and handed it to me.

"What's this?"

"Proof."

"Proof of what?"

"See for yourself. You know where to find me," James said as he walked out.

I stood there for a moment not knowing what to think. I wanted so much to believe that it was a lie; that Edward had stayed true to me. I slowly pulled out the pictures and flipped through them one by one. Each of them breaking my heart a bit more than the last. When I got to the final picture, my heart broke all together. I grabbed the bottles, pictures still in hand and went back outside. Edward was still holding Masen.

"There you are," Edward said as I walked over.

"How could you!?" I yelled.

"What are you talking about?"

"You know what I'm talking about."

"No, I don't really."

I took Masen from and threw the pictures at Edward. I stood there and watched as his face turned white.

"When were these taken, Ed," Emmett asked

"I'd say about fourteen weeks ago or so," I said. "She's pregnant, you know."

"What? Who," Jasper asked.

"Tanya. She's pregnant and says it's yours."

"Ed, is that true?"

"No! Of course not! I haven't been with her, I swear!"

"Sure," I said as I walked back to Masen's car seat. Esme, holding Maddy, was waiting for me.

"What wrong dear," she asked.

"Ask your son."

I placed Masen and Maddy in their car seats and walked up front. Edward, Emmett and Jasper were behind me along with Alice, who was headed for the garage.

"Bella, please. Please believe me!"

"Just when I thought I could trust you, too."

"You can trust me, Bella."

"What is it with her, Edward? What does she have that I don't?"

"Nothing."

"There must be something because you keep going back to her."

"I don't want her. I only want you! Bella, please believe me!"

Alice pulled the Mercedes around and buckled in the twins. Alice had gotten their diaper bags and put them in the back as well.

"You know what I believe, Edward," I asked getting in the car. "I believe that you did try, but for whatever reason, you just can't stay away from her. Maybe it's the fact that she'll sleep with you whenever you want. Is that it?"

"No. You know I would never,-"

"I don't know what to believe from you anymore. Lets go, Alice."