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You Don't Know The Half Of It

Summary:
He would've helped. He really, honestly would've. How was The Famous Edward Cullen supposed to know that his high school girlfriend had given birth to his daughter? How was he supposed to know that his ex-girlfriends brother, who was also her best friend, got in a car accident and the hospital wasnt child friendly? How was he supposed to know that his six year old daughter had to stay with him until her uncle recovered? And how was Emmett supposed to know what stupid was a mean word? AN: A little OOC. Oh, who am I kidding? Bella and Edward are so out of character, its not even funny! Well, I hope its funny. But still. You get what I'm saying. Oh, and banner courtesy of lunamoon!


Notes:
This is kind of based off the Game Plan. I watched it with my brother and liked the idea of it so I made it a story. Some of the stuff in her is straight out of the movie, but most of the stuff is mine!


10. Tennessee Traveler

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Edward Cullen

Today I had a CD singing. I wanted so badly to take Lila with me, but I wasn't sure if Bella wanted her in the spotlight like that. Esme had been acting as my manager lately, since Tanya was out of the picture. She said to do whatever I thought was right.

So today, I put Lila in the car and drove to the CD singing. What surprised everyone, including me, was that I took my Volvo.Yes, my high school Volvo. As soon as I got in the car I was hit with memories. Bella, sitting next to me with the windows open, fiddling with the radio. Alice in the backseat, telling me to hurry up , Edward, were going to be late. Bella and Alice laughing their asses off when I almost hit a tree. I was the perfect driver, so the thought of hitting anything was enough to make them laugh.

"Daddy, where are we going?" Lila asked, behind me.

"To a CD signing." I answered.

"What's that?" She scrunched her nose in confusion.

"It's where I sign peoples music." I explained.

"But why would you do that?" She asked.

We were almost there and I needed to warn Lila of the paparazzi. I didn't want her completely helpless when cameras started going off in her face.

"Lila, sweetheart, there are going to be lots of cameras when we get there. Just smile, honey." I warned her. "And if they ask you anything, I'll answer."

"Okay." She chirped.

We pulled up and cameras were flashing everywhere. Everyone was asking me why I was driving a Volvo when I got out. They all went crazy when I picked Lila up out of the car and pushed my way through. my usual bodygaurd, Fabriozo, was sick with the flu and couldn't make it today. I told him not to worry, I had it covered. Lila was smiling everywhere and people were asking her questions.

"What's your name, honey?"

"Who are you, little girl?"

"Why do you look like Edward?"

I took her inside the building, quickly. Emmett and Jasper were already there, signing some people's shirts and CD's. They all screamed when they saw me and I ducked down into the dressing room. I sighed and sat Lila on the couch. Alice and Rosalie came in, not bothering to knock.

"Yay! You brought her!" Alice shreiked.

"Tell them to take out more security. I don't want them touching Lila." I told Rosalie.

"You got it." She answered, going out to let the gaurds know. I turned to Lila and Alice.

"Lila, honey. People are going to be asking you a lot of questions and I want you to let Alice, Emmett, Jasper or Rosalie answer. Stay with Alice the whole time. Don't let go of her hand. If someone tries to touch you, scream." I instructed.

She nodded. Once Rosalie had given us the go ahead we made our way out to the table. Huge lines of people were out front. Everyone cheered when I came out with Lila. I handed her to Alice, who went to sit beside Jasper. The people started coming to get their autographs and I was pelted with endless questions.About thirty people into the line, one women came up and asked me to sign her daughter's CD.

"She really wanted to be here, but we had some family problems." She had southern twang that was hard to ignore. She had shiny, honey blond curls and icy blue eyes.

"I'm sorry to hear that. May I ask what happened?" I asked. This woman seemed awfully exhausted.

"My nephew was in a car accident. Everyone's pretty beat up about it. He's banged up pretty bad. Were all worried. Ecspecially his sister! Whew! She never leaves his side." The woman sighed.

"Strange. A friend of mine's brother was just in a pretty bad car accident. By any chance, are you from Tenessee?" It didn't hurt to check...

"Why yes I am. And you look familiar..." She trailed off. "I heard you got a little kid with you..."

Then out of nowhere, we heard a small cry.

"Aunt Mari!"

Lila was staning next to my chair, grinning ear to ear. The woman's eyes lit up.

"Child, what are you doing here!" She cried, wrapping Lila up in her arms.

"Aunt Mari, I'm here with daddy!" Lila told her.Mari glanced at me, uneasily.

"Honey, baby, who's your daddy?Lila laughed and turned to me.

"Him!"

I didn't pay attention to the fact that everyone in the room was listening. I didn't pay attention to the fact we were on live TV. All I watched was Mari's face.

"Edward Cullen? You're Belle's ex?" Mari gasped. "Well, color me surprised."

"That's not a color, Aunt Mari!" Lila giggled.

Mari shifted Lila to her other hip. "It's an expression, honey." She murmured, eyeing me. "You know, Belle never told us who Lila's father was. I guess I can understand why."

"Trust me, when I say I had no knowledge of Lila up until now." I said. Looking up at that face, I saw something. Bella's nose. Lila's nose. That scrunched up little nose that I loved so much.

"I have no doubts about that." Mari have a small smile. "Well, Bliss is gonna have a cow when she hears about this."

"Is Uncle Jacky okay?" Lila asked, concerned now. Mari sighed softly.

"I don't know, sweetie." She had a far away look in her eyes. She turned to me, but not before setting Lila down. "Go stay with your..." She trailed off, looking at Alice.

"Aunt Alice, sweetheart." I finished. Lila nodded and went to sit on Alice's lap.

"Can we talk?" She asked.

"Certainly." I nodded, vigorously. We stepped out, to the back building. It was fairly secluded area back there. Mari sighed and sat down on the concrete steps. She was wearing a fairly large tee shirt and blue jeans. She had a tired expression on her face.

"Lordy, lordy. That girl has some explaining to do." Mari chuckled.

"Listen, Ms.-"

"Call me Mari." She told me, with a kind smile on her face.

"Mari, I'm not entirely sure why Bella sent Lila here. But I know I'm glad she did." I said, softly. She looked me straight in the eye for a second.

"You look good with her." She murmured.

"Thank you. She seems pretty comfortable with you, too." I grinned.

"Well, right before Bella had Lila, her and Jack moved back home. We've got a pretty big house. Five floors." My eyes widened. Could houses out there get that big? She laughed at my reaction.

"It's a pretty old house. Been in the family a while. Well, even with all those kids running around, we still had room. Bella and Jack moved in, along with Lila. Renee wanted to be out here with her girl, but her son of a bitch husband didn't want to move out here."

"That's nice." I whispered. She looked confused. "I mean, that you all live together. That Lila has a stable home."

She smiled, faintly. "I suppose she does. I think I may know the reason Bella sent Lila out here. Bella's always wanted to tell you bout her. But she never had the chance. I know she wants you three to be a family. I can see it in her eyes. She did the right thing moving away. But I know that girl is lonely." Mari responded.

"Glad I'm not the only one." I mumbled. She gave me a warm smile.

"I think you two would be good together." She glanced at the door. "And Lila sure seems to like you."

"I love her." I murmured.

"Doesn't everyone?" She grinned.I laughed at the truth of that logic.

"Bella loves you, boy. What do you say about coming to see her?" She asked.

As much as I wanted to do that, I was scared. What if she didn't want me? What if she wanted Lila back? I'm not sure I could take that rejection again.

"I'll talk to my family about. I know my sister is dying to see Bella again." I chuckled.

Alice would definately go with me. And Jasper would follow her anywhere. Rosalie would want to come to make sure her brother stayed out of trouble. And Emmett would do anything for Rosalie. Esme would come to make sure all os us behaved. And Carlisle loves Esme...

"Why don't you call me when ya'll decide?" She suggested, scribbling a number down on a peice of paper in her pocket. "I'm here on buisness. I train horses. I was looking at some Rocky Mountain Horses up in San Diego. They have a pretty good breeder up there."

"Sounds like an interesting job." I nodded. Could Lila ride a horse?

Mari smiled. She glanced at the door again. "Well, I better get going. I have a flight at seven. Call me when you decide what you're doing." She stood up. Then, she did something that surprised me. She took me in her arms. She smelled like a farm. Not in a bad way. I smelled trees and...something else. Just country I suppose.

When we finally went home after hours of endlessly writing my name on plastic, I put Lila to bed. It was around nine o'clock, seemed like the perfect time. After Lila was safely in her bed, I went out to the living room to talk with my family. They were all gathered around the living talking about, well, nothing.

Just meaningless conversation.