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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.


24. Chapter 24

Rating 4.5/5   Word Count 1516   Review this Chapter

BPOV

That Sunday was Charlie and Rebecca's wedding. Jacob was my escort and I was uncomfortable. While we were waiting to walk into the church, he kept making comments about how this could be us sometime soon and that he hoped when it was our time, that Maddy and Masen could be in it. No matter how many times I asked him to stop, he just kept going. Standing at the alter watching my father pledge his eternal love to Rebecca got me wondering when and if I would get married. At times I did see myself standing where Rebecca stood, but I could never see the groom's face. During the Reception, Jake's comments continued, so I decided to sit with Edward and his family.

"Keep him away from me," I said.

"Why," Edward asked.

"Just...don't let me be alone with him anymore tonight. He's driving me crazy."

Maddy, who was in Rose's arms, leaned over to me, so I sat her on my lap and kissed her cheek. She started playing with my necklace while she drank a bottle.

"Isn't Rebecca's dress beautiful," Rose said.

"It is. She's pregnant, you know," I said without thinking.

"What? Is she really," Esme asked.

"Yeah. Just don't say anything."

"Good for them," Carlisle said.

A few minutes later Jake came over to our table.

"Bella, photographer is looking for you," he said.

Edward's POV

I watched as Jake put his arm around Bella as they walked away, and chuckled when she pushed it off.

"He irritates me," I quietly said.

“Why's that," Jasper asked.

"He's not doing what Bella asked of us."

"Which was," Jasper asked again.

"She didn't want to be pushed, and yet, there he goes. I swear, one of these times she's going to loose her temper."

"Let her. Maybe that's what she needs to do more often," Emmett said.

As much as I would have liked to walk over there and tear his arm off of her, I decided that probably wasn't the best thing to do. It had only been a little longer than a day since Bella returned, but I wanted a final answer from her. I'm sure Jake wanted the same thing and maybe that was the driving force behind his actions. I decided that if she chose me, I wouldn't push her to hard to fast, and I for damn sure wouldn't force an engagement on her right away. Jake's already done that and look where it got all of us. Last night I had a dream and saw my future, or at least how I wanted it to be. I saw Bella and I happy with Maddy and Masen. I also saw a bigger family for us as well. But that dream turned into a nightmare when it changed to Bella standing next to Jake. Just thinking about it again caused the hair on my neck to stand up. I detested him.

A little while later, I saw Bella walking back towards us with a sour look on her face. Jacob was behind her. I could tell she was upset. Jake grabbed her wrist and spun her around.

"Uh oh," Emmett said.

"I said, don't touch me, Jacob," I heard her say as she pulled her arm back.

Jake said something else, causing Bella to get upset again. I couldn't hear that well, but from what I could tell it was about their engagement. Bella walked out of the reception hall with Jacob behind her. I looked over at Carlisle and Emmett for advice.

"You know she's going to want you there, you might as well go," Emmett said.

I handed Masen to Esme and stood from the table.

"Watch your temper," Carlisle said.

I nodded and walked outside. Jasper and Emmett were behind me as well. Outside, Jake and Bella were yelling at each other.

"Bella, you okay," Emmett asked.

"She's fine, go back inside. This doesn't concern you," Jake said.

I could smell the alcohol on his breath - something Bella couldn't stand. She didn't mind when people had an occasional drink, but Jake, I could tell, had a couple stiff ones. I couldn't blame him for having a drink, though. I can only image the amount of stress he must be feeling with Billy passing away; seeing me kissing Bella in front of him; and then Bella leaving for a few days and not calling. But I knew his actions couldn't be helping his cause any. From the way he was acting, I could tell he didn't drink regularly. He was staggering all over the place and would occasionally slur his words.

"Are you drunk, Jake," I asked.

"I said, go back inside! We wouldn't be in this situation if it weren't for you," Jake said.

"Oh is that a fact," I asked.

"Stop it, the both of you," Bella said.

"Bella, baby, lets go back inside," Jake said.

"No, and don't call me baby," Bella said.

"Well at least put your damn ring on, we're still engaged!"

"Don't talk to her like that," Jasper said.

Jake laughed.

"I suppose you're going to tell me you're in love with her too," Jake said.

"No. I love Alice and he loves Rosalie."

"And Edward loves Bella. We all know that," Jake said.

"Jacob, please stop this. You're being an idiot. Let me call you a cab so you can sleep it off before work tomorrow."

"I don't need any favors from you."

"Jake, where are your keys," I asked him.

"Oh don't get your panties in a bundle. I didn't drive here."

"Jake, you can barely stand up straight. Let me call you a cab," Bella asked again.

"Only if you're getting in with me," he said.

“Jake, that's enough," I said.

"Bella, I demand you tell us who your choice is," Jake said. "I can't stand it anymore. You've made us wait a week. Enough already!"

Everyone was quiet.

"Jake, I haven't made up my mind yet."

"What's taking so long? It's not like it's a difficult choice or anything. You belong with me, not him. I can make you happy,-"

"Damn it Jake!! I've had it! You know I hate it when you're drunk! I asked one thing from the both of you and so far Edward's the only one who seems to be listening! It's been non-stop with you since yesterday. I told you then and I'm telling you now, I'm not ready to get married, so please, stop pushing me!"

"But I love you," Jake said.

"Well I don't love you!" Bella shouted.

Jake staggered back a bit from the shock of Bella's words. And to be quite honest, I was just as hocked. I couldn't tell if she meant it or if she said it out of anger.

"You don't mean that," Jake said.

"Yes I do. I don't love you when you're like this. You're mean and cruel. And the more you push, the more I don't want to be around you."

Jake walked over to her, and wrapped his arms around her.

"You're just upset. Come tomorrow, you'll feel differently."

"No, I won't," Bella said pushing him off.

"What," Jake asked.

"Jacob, please, stop this. I can't take it anymore! When you've slept all of this off, we can talk, but I won't let you do this to me anymore," Bella said.

Bella walked over to me and held out her hand. I reached into my coat pocket and handed her my cell phone. Jake ran over, grabbed her wrist with one hand and my cell phone with the other and threw it across the parking lot.

"Jake, stop!" Bella cried. "You're hurting me!"

I grabbed Jake's arm.

"Now you've crossed the line, Jake," I said.

"Let go," Emmett said from behind me.

"Now," Jasper said from the other side of me.

"Jake, please," Bella said.

After another minute, Jake released his grip. I looked down at Bella's wrist and could see marks where his fingers were. I knew they'd be bruises in the morning.

"Bella, I need to know,-"

"Jacob! Why can't you respect my wishes,-"

"Respect your wishes? I HAVE BEEN FOR THE PAST WEEK! But damn, girl, you can't keep doing this to me! You asked for a few day, I gave them to you. Then you come back and we're both expecting an answer and you tell us you need more time! What the hell is that? It's the worse kind of teasing there is!"

I felt my rage boil over right there and then. I wanted nothing more than to punch him for calling Bella a tease. I knew it was the alcohol talking, but still, he shouldn't call her that. Emmett and Jasper each put a hand on my shoulder to calm me down. Bella turned around and walked away. Jasper handed me his cell phone.

"Go," he said. "Call us if you need us."

"Make sure he gets home safe," I said.

"We will," Emmett said.

I took one last look at Jake, who was leaning against a car for support, then ran after Bella.

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