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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.


7. Chapter 7

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I'm sorry. Please, say you'll forgive me."

"Do not do that again," I said.

"Does that mean,-"

"Yes. I forgive you,-"

Before I could finish my sentence, I felt Edward's lips on mine. I resisted at first, but then gave in. I had been wanting this for far too long. He pulled me as close as I could get, placing one hand on the small of my back and one hand on my belly. Instinctively, I placed my hands on his. And for a moment, my world was right again.

--

The next morning I woke from dreams of Edward. Stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid Bella. Last night's kiss was a fluke. Nothing more. I got dressed and made my way downstairs, determined to make breakfast for Charlie when he got home. My plan was spoiled when I found Charlie already cooking in the kitchen.

"Good morning," Charlie said.

"Morning. How was your shift?"

"Slow. I hate working nights. How was Esme's birthday?"

"Fine, I guess."

"Did Carlisle surprise her with a nice gift?"

"No, she didn't want any. But something happened."

"Oh yeah?"

"Yeah. Tanya showed up."

I heard the spatula drop into the pan.

"Why does that boy flaunt her in front of you?"

"It's not like that, Dad. He didn't want her there, but she showed up anyway."

"What happened?"

"He broke up with her."

"He...what?"

"He did. At least that's what he told me."

"What else did he tell you?"

"That he was sorry for everything, and that he wants to help me with the babies."

"You didn't forgive him, did you?" I but my lower lip and looked out the window. "Bell, did you?"

"Yeah," I said quietly.

"Why would you do that? And so easily?"

"Dad, you're the one who keeps saying you want Edward around and now that he says he's going to be, you're angry? I don't get it."

"Saying and doing are two very different things, Bella."

"So give him a chance."

"He's had his chances."

"Dad,-"

"I'm serious, Bells!! That boy's only going to hurt you again and I'll be damned if I'll just sit around and let that happen again."

"So what, you want me to leave?"

"Of course not."

"Then please, for me, give him a chance. That's all I want. I'm not saying we're going back to being all lovey-dovey and pretend that nothing happened, because we're not. He still has to earn my trust, but he can't do that with you finding reasons not to let him."

Charlie was quiet and didn't say anything during breakfast.

"Alright, Bells," Charlie finally said as he was washing dishes. "I'll give him one chance. But if he screws up,-"

"He screws up again, I have a very good feeling Carlisle and his brothers will kill him."

Charlie chuckled a bit.

"So what's on your agenda this weekend?"

"Shopping. Renee sent some money so I could pick up a few things. You?"

"Working. Oh, and I picked up a couple cans of paint for the nursery too. Cream and pale yellow, just like you asked."

"Thanks. When is Brian coming back to work?"

"Two weeks. He wanted to be home for six weeks with his wife and their new baby. Makes sense, but I'll be glad when he's back and I can work days. It'll be easier for us when the babies come."

--

Spring came and with it brought rain, flowers and the pending arrival of Renee, Phil and the twins. I wasn't looking forward to Renee's arrival. Charlie, still detesting the sight of Edward, agreed to keep his comments to himself. A few rumors were still swirling around at school, no doubt started by Tanya. I did my best to ignore them. Thankfully, I was able to take a few extra classes during the winder quarter and worked out my schedule to have periods five and six off. Edward decided to attend college here in Seattle, and I was grateful. I know he really wanted to go ivy league, but he insisted that he was okay with the decision. Charlie still felt I shouldn't give up my dream of college, but when would I have the time?

The babies were moving around constantly, causing me to get little sleep. Alice still said if felt weird whenever she felt a kick and I scared Emmett half to death when he saw one of them completely turn in my belly. He said it reminded him of the movie Alien. I was 30 weeks now and counting down the days until my due date. Esme and Alice decided to have a graduation part/baby shower for me. As much as I hated being the center of attention, I was really looking forward to it. The majority of the senior class was invited and I couldn't wait. My party was talked about more than graduation. Tanya was livid that she wasn't invited. I had a feeling she was going to crash it, but I didn't care. As long as she stayed away from me and Edward, I was fine.

"So, are you and Edward an item again," Angela asked one day at lunch.

"No."

"Really? We all assumed so, since you two are talking and spending more time together."

"I forgave him, yes, but we're still working a few things out."

"Like," Lauren asked.

"Trust and communication."

"Do you love him," Angela asked.

"I don't know. Maybe. But not like before."

"Do you think you will again?"

I didn't answer her because I didn't know. I wasn't about to go rushing back into his arms and forgetting everything that happened. I didn't have that luxury anymore.

A few days later, Renee and Phil arrived. The whole school couldn't stop talking about tonight's graduation and party.

"Here, I picked this up for you in Florida," Renee said.

She handed me a bag and inside what a very pretty white sun dress with a sweater to match.

"Thank you, I love it."

"Alice said it's getting hard for you to wear anything other than dresses these days, and I wanted to give you something special."

"Thanks, Mom. I'll wear it tonight."

That night, I was standing in line waiting for graduation to begin. Edward had begged our principal to let Jessica Stanley walk and sit next to me rather than Tanya, but his pleas went unanswered. I didn't really care, anyway.

"I'm surprised they make graduation gowns big enough for someone like you," She said.

"I'm surprised you're even graduating," I fired back.

"I'm smarter than you think,"

"Right, because lap dances can be compared to term papers."

"I have never,-"

"Oh please," I said. "Everyone knows you put on a special after school show for Mr. White and Mr. Badiner. Don't try to hide it."

"Bella, you have no idea the pressure my parents have put on me."

"Pressure. No, wouldn't know anything about that."

Over her babbling I could her the beginning of "Pomp and Circumstance," and anxiously waited for the chance to sit down. I played with my honor chords while I walked to my seat and slipped my flip flops off during Mike Newton's speech. Every so often I would see Edward's head turn my direction to check on me.

"So is your little party still on," Tanya asked quietly.

"Yes. Why?"

"Just curious."

"Just jealous is more like it."

An hour later I was a finally an alumni member of Forks High School and I couldn't have been happier. Edward went with Esme and Carlisle to help set up for the party while I had dinner with Charlie, his girlfriend Rebecca, and Renee and Phil. Rebecca was a very nice new elementary school teacher. The two of them met when he responded to a minor car accident and have been seeing each other on and off ever since. She was a good fit for him.

I wasn't in the mood for something heavy for dinner, but Phil wanted steak, so we went to the Lodge, which was packed with all the new graduates. When my chicken salad arrived, I poured ketchup all over it.

"Bells, really? That's gross," Phil said.

"Actually, it's good. I do this all the time now."

"Why didn't you just ask for a your own personal bottle and a straw," he joked.

"Funny!"

I sat and talked with my family until my back started hurting. I hoped I would be able to get a good half hour nap in before any guests started arriving. The Cullen house was stunning when we got there. The trees that lined the drive way were lit with our school colors on one side and pink and blue on the other. The back yard had tent up with picnic tables under it and there was a small bonfire already started. Edward was waiting for me on the porch and helped me out of he car.

"Feeling okay?"

"I'm just tired. Can I lay down on your bed for a little bit?"

"Of course."

He helped me upstairs and into bed, making sure the pillows in between my legs and behind my back were fluffy enough and in the right spot. But what really surprised me was the fact that he laid with me and draped his arm over my belly.

"Does this bother you?" he asked.

"No. It's okay."

The rare nights when I slept at the Cullen House were usually in the guest room. The bed wasn't as comfortable as Edward's, but I insisted that I stay there rather than in his room. I was too worried that something would happen that I wasn't ready for.

"They're active tonight," he said with a chuckle.

"Uh-huh," I said nodding off.

Edward and I were awoken a short time later by the soft, sweet voice of Esme.

"Bella, Edward, wake up," she said shaking us lightly. "Your friends are starting to arrive."

"Huh? How long was I asleep," I asked rubbing my eyes.

"About an hour."

"I'm sorry. I only wanted a few minutes. I know there's so much left to do."

"It's all done, dear. You need your rest anyway."

The party was the funnest thing I've done in a long time. The entire class showed up, except for Tanya, which I was grateful for. Edward never left my side for too long, which I appreciated, since I felt like I would tip over at any given second. Alice hired a professional photographer for the event and even went so far as to get an old-time photo booth. The joke of the night was "How many people does it take to get Bella out of the booth," the answer being two: Edward on one side, Emmett or Jasper on the other. They all thought it was funny.

Edward and I were sitting by the bonfire when we heard a commotion behind us.

"...you're not invited!" someone yelled.

Edward got up to see what was going on.

"Stay here," he said.

A few minutes passed and more yelling was heard, so I decided to see what was going on. I waddled my way over to the driveway and found a large group of people. I shoved through the crowd and saw the vile Tanya standing in the middle, with an arm around Edward and her lips on his cheek.

"What the hell is this!" I said.

"It's not what you think, Bella," Emmett said as Edward pushed Tanya away.

"What are you doing here? Who invited you?"

"I just wanted to give Edward a graduation present." I stood there, looking at Tanya and Edward, my heart racing. "And of course, you just had go go and ruin it.

"What's going on here," Alice said shoving her way through the crowd. "Oh, it's just her. How's the nose, princess?"

"Perfect, thank you."

"Then you must be ready for another round," Rosalie said, "because if you don't get your cheap-lap-dancing-trampy self off my family's property, you'll get more than a broken nose!"

"But sweetheart, you'll break one of your perfect nails," Tanya said,

"Tanya, you need to leave," Edward said.

"But Eddie, didn't you like my kiss?"

Every set of eyes were on Edward, waiting for his answer.

"First of all, his name is Edward," I said. I started waking towards her, and she responded by walking backwards. "Secondly, shouldn't you be with one of your pimps tonight, or are they busy with the real talent in this town? Oh, I'm sure they'll call, princess, but you know, not everyone likes sloppy seconds. And by the looks of the home-based dye job and your holey nylons, I can tell you're hurting for dates. Maybe you should try Portland. I'm sure they love the overly trashy kind up there."

Tanya stumbled on a large rock behind her and fell. As I bent over to see if she was alright, my stomach turned and I threw up all over her newly purchased knock off couture dress. I think her scream could have woken the dead two towns over. The crowd around us was laughing hysterically at the sight of it.

"Can someone get a hose for the ho, please," Rosalie said between her laughter. Edward put an arm around what was left of my waist and led me back to the backyard

"Damn, Bella, I didn't think you had that in you," Jasper said.

"Sorry, but she was getting on my nerves."

"Remind me never to do that," Emmett laughed.

An hour later, the bonfire was burning nice and hot. I sat between Angela and Lauren and watched and watched as the guys played basketball.

"So Bella, have you guys decided on any names," Angela asked.

"We have a few we like, but nothing definite," I said.

"And you still don't know what you're having?"

"Nope. It's killing me too. I didn't want to know at first, but now I really wish I did."

"Yeah, but it makes the birth that much better," Angela said.

"I know. Do you guys want anything from the house? I need a new bottle of water," I said.

"I'll take one," Lauren said.

"Alright, I'll be back in a few minutes," I said as I stood.

Edward's POV

I saw Bella walking towards the house and thought nothing of it. Probably just another bathroom trip. Since Charlie, Ben and I won the last game, I sat and watched Emmett, Mike and Tyler take on Phil, Carlisle and Jasper. It wasn't until after their game was over that I realized she still hadn't returned.

"Hey, are you going to play again," Jasper asked as I got up.

"Next game, promise."

I walked over to where Bella was sitting.

"Hey Edward," Angela said.

"Have you guys seen Bella?"

"She went to get us some water, but that was a while ago," Lauren said.

Carlisle joined me as we walked towards the house, but ran over to Esme, who was talking with a few of her girlfriends. When I got to the sliding glass door on the porch I was horrified.

"CARLISLE!" I screamed.