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Together

Summary:
Continuation of "Alone" All Human Now that Bella and Edward are together, will their lives settle down or will there be more bumps along the way? There will be a lemon chapter here and there.


Notes:


3. Chapter 3

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It has been two weeks since the arrival of Daniel. Rebecca was having a hard time by herself, so on my off days from class, I would help out as much as I could. She assured me that when I told her Edward and I were getting married and having a baby, that she was crying out of happiness. She meant to say she was happy for us, but with her hormones being all out of whack from giving birth, that's how it came out. I told her I understood. Charlie, on the other hand, was still having a hard time with everything. He thinks I'm taking on too much, which I probably am, but I'd rather be crazy busy than doing nothing at all. It makes things fun.

I had met with the school and was able to take accelerated courses and was set to graduate in the spring. This was perfect, because it would allow me to take a year off before diving into law school and it would give Edward the extra time to study as well.

Alice is now known as the Wedding Nazi. She's gone completely crazy. She's insisting on custom designing anything and everything. I've pretty much stayed out of her way, as has Edward. There's been a few days I've hidden in Carlisle's study just to have a few minutes away from her. She's agreed to keep the wedding small, and we've decided to have it inside the Cullen House, since there's plenty of room. We've also decided against a honeymoon, until after the kids are a bit older. I don't want to leave three, or four, kids with Esme and Carlisle for a week. I felt too guilty to do that. They've done so much for us as it is. Instead, we booked the honeymoon suite at the local motel for two nights. I think Alice was a bit upset, as she was planning something much better than that, but I insisted this is what I wanted. All I can say, is thank goodness for Jasper. He keeps her in check when needed. He's even gone as far as taking away her cell phone, Blackbury, sketch book and the wedding binder she made for me after the two of us got in an argument over a shade of blue. The argument ended with me in tears and Alice scowling in her room.

Today, however, was a big day. Our first appointment with Dr. Danielson. I noticed yesterday that my belly had started to poke out a bit, which leads me to believe I'm carrying more than one. If I am, I'm done having babies after these two. With my family's history, I was surprised that Rebecca didn't have more than one. Renee has sisters who are twins and Charlie has a twin brother. Maybe I'm just cursed to have twins...or triplets. God help me if it's triplets.

"Excited," Edward asked.

"Nervous," I said.

"Why?"

"Because I am. I'm not looking forward to the exam part of the visit. It's uncomfortable."

"At least you know the doctor this time around."

"True."

A few minutes later we were called into the exam room, which went quicker than I had remembered. After the physical was over, we were moved into the ultrasound room. Edward was shaking during the whole thing. He tried to hide it, but I still saw it.

"Alright then, lets take a look, shall we," she said placing the wand on my belly. "You okay, Edward?"

"..Fine."

I giggled. He face had a tint of green in it. All of this must have been overwhelming to him.

"So how many are in there this time," I asked.

"Two. See? There's one sac and there's the other." I knew it. I quietly watched Dr. Danielson take measurements. "It looks like you're due date is in March, so you're a little further along that what you thought."

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"Alice is going to kill me," I said on the way home.

"Why's that," Edward asked.

"We're going to need to move up the wedding. I don't want a huge belly in our pictures."

"I'll talk to her about it," Edward said. "Although, I did think you looked rather beautiful when you were pregnant."

"You did?"

"Yeah. Probably should have told you that back then, but you really did. You had a constant glow about you."

"I did?"

"Yeah, everyone said so."

"Huh. Maybe you'll get lucky and see it again."

"I already do," he said with his crooked smile.

When we arrived home, the dining room was completely covered in different colored fabrics, silk flowers of every kind, candles, and pretty much everything Alice had been looking at online. I groaned at the site. I just wanted to sit down, close my eyes and take everything in before she bombarded me with this.

"It's about time," Alice said.

"Easy Alice," Jasper said.

"Sorry, but there's so much to cover today if I'm going to order what we need."

"Alice, can I sit down for a few minutes please?"

"When we're done, then you can. I need to take measurements."

"I thought we agreed to not go overboard," I asked.

"We did. But I'm not listening," Alice said as she started to take measurements. "How much bigger do you think you'll get? I don't think I can make your dress just yet if you're going to continue to get bigger."

"If my belly's too much of an inconvenience for you, Alice, you don't need to make the damn dress," I snapped throwing my arms back down at my sides.

"That's not what I meant," Alice said.

"Why don't you just get a white Moo-Moo and a belt? That way you won't have to deal with it?"

"Bella, I'm sorry. I just meant,-"

I threw a hand up in the air and stormed off to my room.

Edward POV

"Edward, I'm sorry, I didn't mean any harm by it," Alice said to me.

"I know."

"It just, the dress that I'm making is form fitting. I just want it to be perfect."

"I know you do. I'll talk to her."

"Oh hey," Jasper said. "How'd the appointment go?"

"Good. We're having twins again."

Alice groaned.

"Now I really feel awful."

"That's not the half of it. She's due in March, which means if we keep the wedding in December, she's worried that she'll look like a whale."

"I would never make her look like that," Alice said.

"Alice, please take it easy with her. She's still upset about Charlie, too. With the extra classes she's taking coupled with all of this, and with her blood pressure already elevated, I don't want anything to happen."

I walked up to our room and found Bella sitting on my couch, attempting to study. Her eyes were puffy a bit, so I knew she had been crying, and I could tell she was upset over crying. I seriously don't know how one person can have so many emotions at once.

"You okay," I asked.

"Fine. I just can't deal with that right now. Where are Maddy and Masen?"

"Don't know."

"I need to get them in the tub before dinner," she said putting down her books and standing.

I grabbed her hands and took them in mine.

"Hang on a second. Take a breath. I'll get them in the tub, you just sit and relax. Isn't that what Dr. Danielson told you to do?"

"Yes."

"Alright then. Tell me something. Are you okay with having twins again?" She looked up at me with her brown eyes, on the verge of tears again. "You can tell me."

"I'm scared to death. I don't know how I'm going to do it all."

"First off, you won't be doing everything yourself. I'm here, and so is our families."

"Yes, but Charlie hasn't talked to me since Daniel was born. You saw the look on his face. He's not happy."

"Bella, you have to stop trying to make everyone happy before yourself. You've always done that. Charlie will come around eventually. I'm sure he's overwhelmed too with the new baby, so I wouldn't read too much into that."

"Plus I haven't heard back from the center about getting Maddy and Masen into a pre-kindergarten program; and then there's your school schedule, my school schedule, and to top it all off, there's the wedding! I can't do it all."

I pulled her to me.

"Shh. I've talked to Alice and she's going to tone everything down a bit. And don't worry so much. Everything will work out, I promise."