Stranger Then Fiction
Alexandra never thought she would do anything special with her life. She assumed the only way she would get the adventure she desprately wanted was in books, especially Twilight. When Alex sees a shooting star, that all changes and she is thrown into the world she thought was only fiction. Now, Alex is battling a greasy haired Aro who wants nothing more than revenge, keeping a relationship together with her favorite russet brown werewolf, and her penpal, Lor, who just can't seem to leave Rosalie alone. Sometimes, reality can be stranger then fiction. Co-Written with LoveIsACookie
8. ....Uh, that's so...S'Wonderful
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Alexandra Rider-Cullen POV
Holy Styx, I thought, staring at the positive pregnancy test before me. How is that even possible? I sighed and focused hard on it, burning it with fire. To destroy the evidence. Evidence? Since when was being pregnant a crime? And why did I seem so guilty? I threw away the ashes, forcing the thought out of my mind. Now what am I going to do? I can't be a mother! I'm only 18! I got out of the bathroom and ran quickly into my room, shutting and locking the door behind me. I stayed that way, with my back flattened against the door, tears streaking down my face. I wiped them away and stared at the tears with disbelief.
"Am I seriously able to cry because I'm..." The word froze on my lips, burning my throat with the possibility. I looked at my cat, Eclipse, as if asking for an answer. She was all black with bright green eyes. I got her when I first came to the Cullen household. I always wanted a cat, but my mom and one of my brothers was allergic. I slid down the door and sat against it.
"No." She spoke and yawned sleepily. "You can change shape. You changed into a human last night, and that is why you are pregnant. I wouldn't try turning back into a vampire, though, because it might kill your children. I think you would regret that."
"Did you just-" I asked her.
"Yes, I can speak. You appear to have the ability to speak to animals, also."
I groaned. "Why me?" It seemed like the right sentiment, seeing as I was sitting here against my door, pregnant. Eclipse just started to snore lazily. My eyes were red from crying, and I felt extremely tired. I flopped onto the bed and fell asleep.
"ALEX! WAKE THE HELL UP!" A voice called and I sat straight up. Lor paused. "How the hell are you sleeping? And why do you have a heartbeat?"
"Lor, how'd you get in here? I thought I locked the door." I mumbled, rubbing the sleep from my eyes.
"I picked the lock. How are you human?" She said.
"I discovered a new ability." I lied easily, rolling over in a futile attempt to go back to sleep.
"No, you are not going back to sleep. I have great news." She spoke quickly and excitably.
"What time is it?" I groaned and sat up again.
"Two-thirty. Embry proposed!" She squealed uncharacteristically.
"He did? That's so s'wonderful!" I told her and smiled genuinely for the first time since I found out that I was pregnant. How long ago was that? It seemed like days, years even.
"S'wonderful?" She asked with a giggle.
"From Funny Face! It was on the old people channel last night. You know, with Audrey Hepburn?" I shivered as a big crash of thunder hit outside.
"The old people channel? You mean TCM?" She asked.
"Yeah." I said.
"Since when do you watch the old people channel?" Lor asked, scrunching up her face in confusion.
"Since ever." I told her.
Lor was looking outside. "Oh my lord. It's really been raining hard. I heard on the news that it's a class four hurricane." God, no! I couldn't have caused that, could I? I'm such a terrible person!
"Um-" I said, and broke down crying. Lor sat down on the bed and rubbed my back.
"What's going on? Are you alright?" I sniffled.
"No." I said, wiping my eyes. "I'm-I'm pregnant."
"Holy shit, Alex. Are you screwing with me?" Gloria asked.
"No." I pulled a pillow over face and hid underneath it. "I'm gonna be a terrible mother!" I said into it.
"No, you're not. And, already, you are way ahead of a lot of people as far as parenting skills go. Like, Britney? Britney Spears does not know which end of a baby goes up. And Courtney Love? She's no June Cleaver." Lor said. I sat up and sniffed.
"I can't do this! I can't be a mother!" I cried, tears streaking down my face.
Lor stroked my hair. "You can. Plus, you'll have our family there to support you. Either way you can't do wrong. And, I'll teach him or her to be a badass punk." She said.
I covered my stomach. "Don't say that in front of Iphigenia!" [If-ah-jen-ee-ah] I said. "And.... the other one."[th-ee-oth-er-one] I said, thinking of the dream that I had, just 30 minutes before. I was trying to save these two girls from these people who wanted to kill them. It reminded me of Bella's dream in Breaking Dawn.
She looked at me sternly. "You are not naming my future niece Iphigenia."
I laughed. "Of course I'm not. It's like...that type of name you name a child before their born. You give them a new name, their official name, after their born. And they aren't just going to be your nieces, they'll be your godchildren."
Her mouth fell open. "Really? Do you mean that, Alex?" She asked.
"Yeah, you and Embry, so you have to ask him the next time you see him."
"Of course I will! And...can you be my Maid of Honor?" She asked.
"Sure! Oh, I have so much to plan-" And then it came crashing down again at me. I was pregnant. How could I plan a wedding when I was pregnant. More so, how could I fit into a bridesmaid dress. I buried my head underneath the covers again.
"What am I going to do?" I asked her. She pulled out her cell phone and dialed a number.
"First, you're going to tell Jake, he should know." She handed me the phone.
Whoa. Since when was Lor the mature person? Usually she was the one crying, and I was the one comforting her with wise statements and mind-boggling proverbs that I even hardly understood. When did things change so drastically between us? What had really happened when she stayed at Volterra? Had she lost more then her memory? Had she lost what made Lor, Lor? What about me? When had I become the reckless teenage girl who got herself pregnant before getting married? When I pictured one of us getting pregnant before marriage, it was usually Gloria with some high school boyfriend that she hardly cared about. But what made me so easily judgmental? I should never be able to say that about another person. Besides, who was I to say that she never fell truly and deeply in love with someone she met in high school? Who was I to judge Lor like that? Who was I? Who was I, really?
The answer was, I was some high school geek who had somehow gotten herself stuck in a book and got pregnant by one of the characters.
I hadn't even thought about what my actions could possibly do to the story. What would happen, now that Lor and I were in the story? What would happen now that Jacob had imprinted? Would Rennesme ever get her happy ending? Would Jake ever fight as hard as he did in the story to make sure that Bella stayed human? What had I done?
I truly am the most terrible person on the Earth. I had gotten myself kidnapped, which meant that Lor had to rescue me, resulting in the loss of her memory. I had met Jacob, the love of my life, and essentially ruined my favorite book of all time. What else had I done to destroy my life and others?
Suddenly, I heard him. I heard his voice, coming from the phone like the voice of reason.
"Hello?" He asked, and I felt like everything would be all right.
"Jake?" I asked, my voice breaking slightly, letting me know that I still hadn't forgotten that everything was most certainly not all right.
"What's wrong? Are you okay?" Jacob asked worriedly.
"No, I-I'm fine. I need to tell you something, can I meet you at the La Push Beach?"
"Sure." He said, and I hung up.
I found him sitting in our tree. I sat down next to him, and he wrapped his arms around me. I breathed in his wonderful musky scent and again felt the overwhelming feeling that everything would be all right.
"Jake, I have something important to tell you." I began.
"What?" He asked anxiously.
"I'm-well, I'm pregnant." I said quickly, burring my face in his chest, waiting for his reaction.
"Oh, wow. That's great!" He said, and pulled me into a great big bear hug.
"I'm so glad you think so." I told him and planted a big kiss on his cheek. He pulled me into his lap.
"You had me thinking that you were going to break up with me." He spoke, and I laughed.
"Seriously? Can imprints even do that? Isn't it, like, majorly hard to keep away from your imprint?" I asked.
"Yeah, it is. I mean, some of the imprints start off as friends, but it's hard to resist it. I mean, why would you? It's as if the person is made specifically for you. Your perfect match." I smiled.
"Well, I wouldn't say perfect." I teased.
We sat like that for a while. I couldn't tell you what time it was when I spoke next.
"What are we going to name them?" I asked.
"'Them?'" He said, turning the question right back at me.
"Yeah. I'm pretty sure that we're having twin girls." I spoke.
"Twins? Whoa." He said, looking up at the sky. "Twin girls. I don't know. Mary-Kate and Ashley?"
"We're naming our kids after drug addicts?" I asked.
"Seriously? I didn't know they did drugs." He scrunched up his face, as if trying to remember an old newspaper article.
I shrugged. "How about Luna and Stella?"
"I love Luna, but I'm not a fan of Stella. How about Sonny and Luna?" I laughed.
"So now we're naming one after Demi Lovado's character? What about Dawn?" He smiled.
"Luna and Dawn. I like that. Like the sun and moon."
The conversation faded away again. I don't know what Jake was thinking about, but I was thinking about when I first found out that he had imprinted on me.
"Hey." I said, coming up behind Jake, who was sitting down staring at the beach.
"Hi, Alex." He spoke, not looking at me. I could tell something was up. This was not the Jacob Black I read about. He wasn't making jokes or anything. It reminded me of when he was worried about being forced to join Sam's ‘cult'. I sat down next to him.
"What's wrong?" I asked.
He sighed. "Nothing."
"Look, Jake, I know I haven't known you for a long time, but I know enough about you to know that something is wrong, are you going to tell me, or do I have to force you?" I told him with a determined look on my face.
"Okay, I don't know if Carlisle told you about the technical things about-" He began.
"I know everything about that." It was true enough for what he was asking, but Carlisle hadn't told me. "But that's not what's bothering you, is it?"
"No, it isn't. Did he tell you about imprinting?" I froze at his words. Could it be possible? Could Jake have imprinted on me? Could I really have my own happy ending?
"No, but I know about it." I said, knowing that, had I been human, my heart would be beating faster and faster with every word that he spoke. " Why?"
"I don't know how it's possible, but I've imprinted on you." He finally turned his beautiful face to look at me. Oh, God. I think I've fallen in love. And to think, I used to be Team Edward.
"Really, Jake?" I asked. "Do you really feel that way about me?" I was hanging on every word that escaped his perfect lips.
"Yeah, I do." He looked uncomfortable for some reason that my reeling mind couldn't figure out. "And I don't want you to feel obligated to feel the same way about me-" I leaned over and shut him up with a kiss.
"Of course I love you. How could I not?" I told him in between kisses.
"Okay." He said, pulling me up. "We have to tell our parents, so whose first, yours or mine?"
"I don't know." I answered with a smile. "How about we flip a coin?"
"We should tell someone." I said after a while.
"Should we?" He asked, kissing me again. I reveled in the feeling of kissing someone. The truth is, I've never kissed anyone before. But, I had to admit, kissing was probably the best thing in the world.
"Yes," I said. "How about we flip a coin. Heads, we tell someone, tails, we don't."
"Okay," He said, fishing out a coin from his pocket, and tossing it into the air. It landed some 20 feet into the ocean. Jake and I stared at each other for a while before I broke out into a grin.
"Let's forget the coin. We'll tell them when we're ready. Besides, the pack will already know." I spoke. I tilted my head back and rose up on the balls of my feet, and he leaned forward, then his lips were on mine, and I lost every rational thought from my mind.
The coin landed up heads, which meant we tell my family first. So that's why I am standing in front of the whole family.
"Uh, I have something to tell everyone." I said nervously, my heart pounding.
"What is it?" Carlisle asked, and I could tell he was worried.
"Well, I'm kinda sorta pregnant." I said, looking down. "With twins." I looked up to judge their reactions.
"Seriously?" Emmett said. "I'm going to be an uncle? That's awesome!"
Rosalie was pretty much brimming with happiness, while I could tell Esme and Alice were planning some sort of shopping trip to go onesie hunting. Jasper looked a million miles away, and I couldn't for the life of me tell what he was thinking. Edward looked mad. But why would Edward be mad? And who was he mad at? Lor looked smug, but I had no idea why.
"H-how?" Carlisle asked.
"I discovered another power. I can change shape and species." I told him. "Which is why I'm human right now. If I changed back into a vampire, I'd probably kill the children."
"Who is the father?" Edward asked calmly, but I could hear the slight tremors in his voice that meant that he was madder then he would let anyone believe.
"Jacob Black." I murmured, once again casting my gaze down.
"The mutt? Were you even going out with him?" He said angrily, no longer hiding his anger.
"Yes, Edward." I growled, snapping my head up. "I was going out with him. He imprinted on me, and don't any of you object to it, because I love him and that's all that matters to me. And I'm so happy you think highly enough of me to think that I got pregnant from someone I hardly know. Edward, you are hardly the one to judge, because I know exactly what would have happened if Lor and I hadn't interrupted your little existence here in Forks." I hissed, glaring at him. Wind blew all around me, and I let loose my temper and my anger that I hadn't realized I had been holding in.
"What would have happened?" He asked, and I could tell that he was genuinely curious.
"No way am I telling you. Who knows, some of it may still happen. Have a nice time on Isle Esme with Bella." I said, walking away towards the door, watching his mouth fall open.
As I left, I heard Edward whispering, "How does she know that? I just had the idea this morning, I haven't even asked Esme and Carlisle yet." I smiled and went outside to meet Jacob to tell his dad and the pack.
- When you wish upon a star....
- Hairdye, a smug Alex, and a failed prank
- A key, a jackhammer, an axe, and Rose's car
- The Royal Greasy Haired Dumb...butts.
- Her Royal Highness, The Dumb Butt
- Alexandra The Great To The Rescue
- What the Hell?
- ....Uh, that's so...S'Wonderful
- The dumbasses return
- Ding Dong, The Wicked Witch is Dead!
- Within Temptation
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