"I remeber when Jordan, Melanie and I started our new life in Boston. Little did I know that it held a big part of the past."
Edward never came back, Bella decides it's time to move on with her life. She is married and has a daughter, she is very happy with her life. But when her husband, a doctor, gets a new job working with someone from Bella's past what will happen?
Read to find out....
Story takes place 7 years after New Moon.
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The sudden roar of Jacob's motorcycle, followed by the doorbell caused me to poke myself in the eye with the eyeliner pencil.
"Shit," I mumbled. I dropped what I was doing to go get the door. I struggled down the stairs in my 5 inch heels. Melanie sat in her play pen watching Hannah Montana, as I went to answer the door.
"Hey Jacob." I said, as I open the door. He stepped in.
"Wow, Bella you look, stunning." He choked out.
"Thanks Jake." I said. He pulled me into a nice, tight warm hug. I kissed him on the cheek "But I don't look any more different the normal.
"Ha! Yeah right Bells. You look- look- sexy. " He said
I giggled. I didn't think I looked too different. I wore a little black dress, and pumps. My hair was pulled back into a tight bun. I had my very expensive diamond necklace and matching earrings.
"Well I need to finish getting ready, Melanie's in the living room. " I said
"Jwake!" Melanie squealed as Jacob came into her view. He laughed, and I went back into the bathroom. I fixed my eyeliner, then applied mascara, foundation, blush and lip gloss.
I reappeared in the living room when I heard Jordan's car pull in the driveway. I greeted him at the door. He was already dress in a suit and tie, he had left to get some wine for the party.
"Well don't you just look beautiful." He said.
"Thanks." I said, as he followed me into the living room.
"Ah, why hello Jacob" Jordan said in a cold tone.
"Hello Jordan. " He retored
"Bella is very convinced that my little girl will be in great hands tonight. I hope she is right." Jordan said. His eyes were intense.
"Ugh, Jordan are you ready?" I said, I was sick of this cold looks.
"Yes." He said. I went over and gave Melanie a kiss and a hug, then I gave a hug to Jacob.
"Thanks for doing this. "
"Ah, no problem Bells." He said.
"We won't be too late." I said.
"Take your time. " Jacob insisted
"Thanks again. "
"I don't like Jacob watching Melanie." Jordan said, as he drove the car.
"Why not?" I asked.
"Why not?! After what he did to me? Bella..."
"Look, Jacob kept me very safe from an almost certain death. Jacob is the safest person Melanie could be with. "
"Yeah, I guess. But I don't want him to turn into a big dog around Melanie. I don't want her to have any knowledge about werewolves or anything. I still have trouble believing it, and I was attacked by one. "
"I don't want her to know any of that either. It's all in the past. Jacob hasn't phased in a very long time. Everything is fine. " I assured
Jordan started chuckling. "What?" I asked.
"I though you were supposed to be the overprotective parent. "
"Not to night." I grinned.
"It's not easy is it? I don't like the stupid stuff you do with Melanie. "
"Stupid stuff?" He echoed, "Like what?"
"Oh when you hold her by her feet and swing her upside down, or any of that stuff. It worries me greatly. "
"Oh really? Well I'm sorry. I won't do any of that when you're around. "
"Mmm. That makes me feel so much better." I said sarcasticly. He grinned and took my hand in his.
"You really do look amazing. " He complimented
"Thank you. "
"I love you." He said. It made me extremely guilty about what happened the other night with Jacob. How could I have forgot about Jordan like that? He is amazing. He is my love, I love him.
"I love you." I said but I loved Jacob also. He is also my everything. But I made my choice when I said "I do" to Jordan. I made my choice when I had Melanie. There's no going back on any of that.
"I'm a bit nervous. " I admitted
"I don't be. They'll love you. You can hang out with Jennifer and the other co-worker's wives.
"Oh that makes me feel important. "
He chuckled "We're here. "
I swallowed. There were many other cars parked a lot the road. The house was big, just as big as ours if not bigger. It was very elegant, candles flowed in the window. Jordan opened my door for me, and offered me his hand.
"Thank you." I said. We walked hand in hand to the front door. Jordan rang the door bell.
"Hello Jordan." An older woman said. She was had shoulder length grey hair, she wore an elegant long sleeve, maroon dress.
"Hello. Elizabeth" Jordan greeted "This is my wife, Bella. "
"Oh, why hello Bella. I've heard so much about you. You're so pretty. "
"Aw, well thank you." I said.
"Come in, come in." She gestured. The house was just like the outside, very elegant. Jordan and I walked over to greet our friends, Jennifer and Kyle. I gave Jennifer a hug. Jennifer and Kyle came over to our house the first day we moved it to help us unpack. Jennifer and I clicked right away. She's so nice and fun.
"I love your dress Bella." She said.
"Thank you, yours as well. " I said
"Oh well thank you. "
"Would you like a glass of wine?" Kyle offered.
"Yes, please." He poured the red liquid into a glass and handed it to me. I took a few sips. It was strong. A lot stronger then I liked.
We all stood talking for awhile. Other co-works of Jordan's came over to meet me. But Jennifer and I stuck together most of the time. We stood and talked for a while. I barely noticed when Jordan and Kyle disappeared.
"I loved her dress, it was stunning. " commented Jennifer
"Yes, it was very gorgeous. So how's little Brandon?" Jennifer and Kyle had a 2 year old son.
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"Oh he is just a handful, the other day he started coloring all over the living room walls. How's Melanie?
"I think she is in love with my best friend. "
Jennifer giggled "What?"
"Yeah, my best friend Jacob came over the other day, and that had been the first time Melanie had seen Jacob, since she was a few months old. She didn't want to leave him. It was so cute. "
"Aw that's so dear. "
"We really should get Brandon and Mel together for a play date. "
"Yeah, that would be wonderful." Jennifer said.
"This is my wife-"I heard Jordan say, I turned to see who he was talking to.
"Bella?" The man Jordan was talking to said. The mouth of the woman beside him plopped open. That was when I realised who I was staring at.
"Carlisle? Esme?" I question. Of course it was them! They looked exactly the same as they had 7 years ago. I didn't know what to think. I didn't know what they thought. Was this a good thing? Or bad.
"Oh Bella! It is you." That's when I realised it was a good thing. Esme pulled me into a tight icy hug.
"It's so nice to see you Esme!" I said I pulled back from her, she was grinning.
"Hello Bella." said Carlisle.
"Oh it's so nice to see you too, Carlisle." I said has also pulled me into a icy hug.
"I can't believe it's you Bella." said Esme. She looked as if she could have tears in her eyes, if that were possible.
"I feel like I am missing something." said Jordan. I had almost completely forgot about him. That's when it hit me. The doctor that use to work in Forks, that Jordan now works with is Carlisle.
"It's a long story." I said. "I'll explain it too you later." I said to Jordan.
"Bella? Do you mind talking to me in private for a bit?" asked Esme.
"Of course not." I said. We walked into out onto the porch and sat down on the lawn chairs.
"Bella. I can't believe your Jordan's wife." Esme said.
"Yep. Three years now." I said. She put her hand on her mouth
"Bella you really have grown up. I never though I'd see you again. "
"Yeah, me either. "
"You look beautiful." She said. I grinned. "And so you and Jordan just moved out here from Forks?" She asked.
"Yes, just this Monday." I confirmed.
"Wow." She said. "I've really missed you." Normally I wouldn't have believed her, but her expression was just so undeniable. She looked as if seeing me was one of the happiest moments of her long life. It was impossible not to smile back. "We all have missed you. Especially Edward." My mouth dropped open.
"What?" I didn't mean to say it. I didn't want to look like a idiot.
"Yes, he back to his moody lonely self he was 8 years ago." She closed her eyes and shook her head. "Alice does too. You were her best friend. "
"I miss them too." I looked down at my hands in my lap.
"We didn't-" She struggled for the words. "We didn't hurt you t-too much when we left, did we?"
"It was hard." I admitted.
"Bella I am very sorry for any pain we caused you. "
"No, it's fine. It was a long time ago. "
She changed the subject. The sadness was spreading through out both us.
"So what do you do? Do you have a job?" she asked.
"I am a stay-at-home mom. "
"You're a mother? That's wonderful. How many?"
"Just one, my daughter Melanie is 2. "
"I'm sure she is just the most beautiful thing. "
I chuckled a bit "Thanks. "
We talked most of the night. Catching of on things. The whole family were playing the same parts they played in Forks high, just here in Boston. It was when Jordan came and asked me if I was ready to leave when Esme asked
"What are you going to tell Jordan? About how you know us." She asked as Jordan went to get my coat.
"I am going to tell him that you are my ex boyfriends parents. "
"Bella. I'm sure Carlisle has told him our story, 7 years ago, Edward would have been 10 years old. "
"Oh no, Jordan knows everything. "
"What?" She asked. Her eyes widened in shock.
"He knows. Well kinda. He knows about Vampires and Werewolves. Just not about your individual family. "
"How does he know Bella?"
"Well I can of had to explain everything to him when my best friend phased into a werewolf and attacked him. "
"Your best friends with a werewolf?" I ignored her question.
"He won't care about the truth. Unless you'd rather I didn't tell him..."
"No, if you trust him, the go ahead. But best friends with a werewolf?" Her voice was disapproving.
"Here's your coat Bella." Jordan said.
"Thank you dear." I said.
I said my goodbye to everyone. Again giving Carlisle and Esme hugs. I knew I was going to have to explain this to Jordan in the car.
The car ride out of the block was quiet but when we hit the main road questions started flying.
"How do you know Carlisle and his wife?" Jordan asked.
"Well I used to date her son, when we him and I were in high school. "
"But Carlisle's oldest son is only 20 and when you were in high school he was 13. "
"I didn't say I dated his oldest son. "
"Look Jordan. It's a long story. I'll explain when we get home. I need to tell Jacob too. "
"Jacob what the hell does he have to do with this?" He shouted
"Everything. " I said. He gave me a serious look, but let it drop. I didn't like arguing with Jordan like this. But I needed to tell Jacob and I wanted to explain everything to Jordan also. I would just be easier if Jacob could be there with me. Oh. Jacob. He wasn't going to like this, he would be mad. He doesn't just dislike the Cullens because they're vampire but also he hates them for leaving me, even know I don't. Jacob saw the effect of the Cullens leaving. He saw how it killed me.
The rest of the drive home was silent. An awkward silence that I didn't like. I wanted to lean over and kiss Jordan on the cheek and grab his hand. But I didn't. I just keep looking forward until the car came to a stop. Jordan jumped out of the car, and fastily walked to the front door. I followed him, up the path way to the front door. But the time I reached the door Jordan had it unlocked and inside. Jacob was asleep on the couch and Melanie was asleep in the play pen.
"Go put Melanie in her crib. I'll wake up Jacob so I can explain everything." I ordered. He listened and carefully picked Melanie up in his arms. Jacob was spread out on the couch, his feet hung over the edge, and his mouth hung open. The remote and an empty bowl laid in his lap. I shook his hot shoulder.
"Jake, Jake, Jake wake up!" I said, shaking him roughly.
"hmm. What Bella? Jeez. " He groaned
"We need to talk." I said, taking a seat were his feet had been lounged.
"What did I do wrong?" He asked.
"Nothing Jacob. "
"Just wait till Jordan comes back down here..
"Er." He groaned.
"Now Explain, Bella." Jordan demanded as he reached the bottom of the stairs.
I exhaled and turned to Jacob. " I ran into- into the Cullens"
"What! Oh no Bella, you are NOT having anything to do with those- those" He struggled for the right word, a word he hadn't used in a while. A word that made me want to scream. "Those bloodsuckers!" I rubbed my forehead waiting for Jordan's reaction.
"Don't you speak about Carlisle Cullen's family that why, you god damned mongrel." Jordan threatened.
"Ha! Do you know what that family" He smeared the word "did to Bella?" He waited for Jordan to answer but when he didn't he continued on "They-"
"Jacob! Enough!" I called. "Let me explain. "
"Fine." He agreed.
"Okay Jordan. I use to date Carlisle's youngest son, Edward." His name burned in my throat. I heard Jacob snort when I said his name.
"His youngest son is 17. "
"Yeah I know. We dated when we were in high school. "
"Bella. That makes no sense. Bella, when you were in high school he was like 10." I heard Jacob laugh a bit in the background.
"Well see," I didn't know the best way to say this. Jordan knew about vampires. But he never saw one. I knew about werewolves because Jacob got angry and phased. "You know how Jacob's a werewolf?" We both looked in Jacob's direction. He grinned wildly.
"How could I forget?" He said, hating the memory.
"You remember when I explained that werewolves exist?"
"Yeah, because of witches or vampires or something. Right?"
"Yes, but just because of Vampires" There was a pause. I waited for Jordan to get it
"You're not implying that Carlisle is a- a vampire? Are you?"
"Yes, I am. That exactly. "
"The truth. His skin in pale white, gold eyes, he never eats or drinks anything..."
"No Jordan, there are no 'buts. ' "
"So that's how you know them? And they know that you know there secret?" He asked
I nodded. "I was really close with all of them, but I haven't seen them in 7 years. "
"That's a long time, you seemed like you were really close. "
"Yeah, they don't age either, that how I dated their son. "
"That's-that's- I really don't know what to say. "
"Yeah, well it doesn't mean anything. "
"I don't like this Bella. Not at all." Jacob butted in.
"It doesn't matter Jacob, it doesn't mean anything. It's not like things were going to be like they were." I shot him a glance.
"Oh, I won't let them." Jacob said coldly.
"Again, am I missing something?" Jordan said.
"Uhm, nope." I said. I didn't want to tell Jordan anything about my heart breaking lover Edward Cullen. Truth was I did still love Edward. But I also loved Jordan.....and Jacob. But neither Jacob or Edward matter now. There love is in the past. I am married and I have a beautiful daughter. This will not effect my life. I will see Carlisle and Esme every once-in-a-while, and that's it.
The next few weeks passed quickly, it was the same routine everyday. I loved having the whole day with Melanie, she was my little angel. I few times, we got Jennifer's son and Melanie together for a play date. They seemed to really like each other.
I also loved having the evenings with Jordan. He was so romantic and fun at the same time. Jacob came to visit a few times too. Him and Jordan were getting on better terms. Jordan excepted what I had told him about the Cullens. He never brought up the subject again. But I wasn't so stupid to think that I wouldn't have to see them again. I didn't think it was a bad thing. But it just reminded me of the family I wanted to join so much, but can't.