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Total Bliss...Or Not

**Sequel to The Way I Love You, read it first or this won't make sense to you!** Edward and Bella are getting married. That also means they have to leave their children behind for a week when they go on their honeymoon. But what happens to the kids that causes them to come home early from their honeymoon? Edward and Bella are now 21, the twins are 3. A little fluff here and there, nothing racy though. **Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight, just the plot of this story and any characters not in Twilight****Sequel now posted, called "Turning Back In Time"**Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!


7. Family

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I can't believe it.

I talked Alice out of throwing me a bachelorette party.

I actually talked the Alice Hale out of throwing me a party.

Oh sweet damn.

This calls for a celebration.

I'll order pizza and invite the whole family over.

But only for a little bit, because it was the last night I had with Edward before we got married.

Unfortunately I didn't talk Alice out of the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride the night before the wedding.

"Edward!" I yelled. "We're ordering pizza tonight!"

"Why?" he yelled back from his study/office.

"Because I convinced Alice to stay home for the night, which means I don't have to have a bachelorette party!"

He ran into our room where I was changing into a pair of jean shorts and a t-shirt. "Seriously?"

"Yep," I grinned, pulling my shirt over my head. Jack and Lucy were napping; they're very heavy sleepers.

"Does this mean we get the night to ourselves?" he asked.

"Hell yes," I whispered, grabbing his shirt and pulling him towards me. I planted a fat one on his lips.

He picked me up and muttered, "I love you," before tossing me onto our bed. He crawled on top of me and our kisses were just getting heated before my phone rang and completely ruined it.

"Ugh!" I screamed. I picked up my phone and hit talk. "What do you want, Alice?"

"God, sorry!" she snapped.

I sighed. "It's just that Edward and I were in a very good position when you called," I hinted.

She caught on. "Oh! Bella, I'm sorry, but this is important! Where are the kids?" she added as a side note, I'm sure because with her just giving birth, Caleb took up all of her time and her and Jasper weren't so lucky to have toddlers that napped for three hours.

"Napping. And this better be important," I threatened. Edward was still on top of me, and he decided that the best way to get me off the phone was to tease me. He supported his weight by his hands on either side of my head and he kissed my forehead. He made his way down

to my cheeks and kissed each one. He pecked my lips and moved down towards my stomach.

"Oh, it is! We have to pack your honeymoon wardrobe!" Alice screeched into the phone, but I was barely paying attention anymore. Edward had pulled up my shirt and started kissing my stomach.

"I miss your pregnant belly," he murmered against my stomach.

"Um, Alice, do we have to talk about this now?" I managed to squeak into the phone.

"Yes, Bella! You leave in three days! And you are no where near-" She was cut off when I moaned. Edward had lifted my shirt up further and started giving his attention to my...ah, chest. "Bella? Are you okay?" Alice asked.

"Fine," I gasped. "Look, Alice, I'm a little busy, I'll call you back," I panted, then hung up the phone and threw it on the floor. My hands went to Edward's hair and kept his head down as he attacked my chest. "Edwaaarrdd," I moaned.

He pulled he head up and smirked at me. "Are you finally off the phone?"

"Does it look like I'm off the phone?" I snapped.

"Fiesty," he chuckled, and had the nerve to get up off of the bed. "Get up, we have to clean if people are coming over," he told me.

I sat up on the bed, my jaw hanging open. "What?" Edward asked.

"Are you serious?"

"What?" he asked again, looking genuinly confused.

"You're just going to leave me here like this?" I gasped, gesturing to my exposed chest.

And he just shrugged. "We don't have time," he said simply.

"Edward!" I screamed. I was murderusly angry at him now. He could make out with a stripper, but he couldn't have sex with me?

"Baby, chill, we'll have plenty of that tonight," he winked at me.

"Oh no we won't!" I growled. "I am done! I won't have sex with you for a long time, because you keep denying it when you're the supposed horny one!"

"Bella," he sighed. "Please don't say that."

"Well it's true," I scowled.

"You know I love you, I'm sorry I keep teasing you," he murmered, reached his hand up to stroke my cheek. I slapped it away.

Of course I knew what these were all signs of. The doctor even confirmed it yesterday, but I couldn't help it, I wanted him.

"I'm going to call Alice back, and then call Rose and Esme. You clean, I expect it to be spotless," I said, glaring at him. I grabbed my phone off the floor and walked out of the room to go into my study/office.


"Hey Alice, sorry about that. Edward was being a jerk," I informed her.

"How so?"

"He was...distracting me, when we were on the phone, and once I hung up on you, he smiled at me and told me that we needed to clean the house. He left me, half naked, on our bed. To clean."

"Whoa. Who knew he had that much self control?" Alice said.

"Bastard. So now I'm making him clean everything himself. Anyways, you and Jasper are invited to come over tonight. We're ordering pizza," I told her.

"Sure, we'll come! But don't feel bad if we go home early, Caleb is a lot of work," she sighed.

"But completely worth it, right?" I smiled.

"So completely worth it," she mused, and I could almost hear her grinning through the phone.

"Spend tons of time with him, they grow up fast," I frowned. "And be here at five thirty," I added. She laughed and we hung up. I called Rosalie and Esme too, and they both agreed that everyone would be here.

"Bella? Are you done? There's somebody that wants to see you," Edward's voice came through the door. I sighed and got up. Edward was standing at the door with a crying Jack in his arms.

"Aw, buddy, what's wrong?" I asked, taking him in my arms. I wiped his hair away from his face as Edward left.

"M-m-mommy, I had a nightmare," he sobbed.

"Shh, shh, it's okay, baby," I soothed, rubbing his back and gently bouncing up and down. "You want to tell me about it?"

Edward came back with Jack's favorite blanket. He laid it around Jack and tucked it in a little so that it wouldn't fall.

"Thank you," I mouthed. He kissed my cheek and whispered, "I do love you, you know," into my ear.

"I know," I whispered.

"Take him downstairs, I'll finish cleaning," he told me, then disappeared down the stairs to clean the kitchen I'm sure.

"Come on, buddy, let's go lay down on the couch." I carried him to the family room, so that when he fell asleep, people couldn't disturb him when they started arriving.

He fell asleep rather quickly on my chest, and I was left there, staring at the ceiling. I was near sleep when I heard Edward come over to the couch. He laid a bigger blanket over Jack and I, and I felt him kiss my forehead. "I love you, sweetheart." And he must have kissed Jack too, because he told him, "Sweet dreams, buddy. I love you."

I drifted to sleep, holding my son close to me.


They looked so cute laying together. I must be the luckiest guy ever. Already at 21, I have the world's most perfect woman, and two kids that I wouldn't trade for anything.

I was doing the dishes as my thoughts drifted to Bella. She's irritated with me, I know that much. I didn't mean to tease her that much, but I wanted to wait until tonight. And I don't think she's fully forgiven me for the whole stripper thing yet. I shuddered still thinking about it. So after everybody left tonight, and my angels were asleep for the night, I was making it up to Bella to show her that I loved her and only her.

"Daddy?" a sweet little voice called from behind me. I grinned and wiped my hands with a towel. I loved being called daddy, it made me feel special, like you were actually needed in this world.

"Hey, cutie pie," I said to Lucy, and picked her up. She cuddled into my side. "Did you have a good nap?" She nodded. "Guess who's coming over later?"

"Who?" she asked quietly.

"Uncle Jazzy and Grammy Esme," I smiled. Lucy was very attached to Jasper and Esme. Bella and I think it's because they're the mellow ones of the family, and the most loving, just like her.

"Really?" she grinned.

"Yes," I laughed softly. "Do you want to help me clean so they can come over?"

She nodded again. "Where's mommy and Jacky?" she asked me.

"They're sleeping in the family room," I told her.

"Okay," she whispered.

"Hmm, how about you dust the livingroom?" I asked.

"Okay!" she said happily. I chuckled, kissed her forehead, and set her down so I could get the Swiffer duster Bella bought so that Lucy and Jack could dust themselves.

"Here you go! Dust away," I smiled, handing it to her. "I'm going to sweep the kitchen, okay?" She nodded and was off. I laughed at her eagerness. She was so much like Bella, it was amazing sometimes.

Lucy and I finished cleaning the downstairs, which is the only place my family would be, so I didn't need to bother with cleaning any other floors. We had a half an hour left and I wanted to get Bella some flowers, and maybe pick up the pizza too.

"Hey, Luce, you wanna go get some flowers for mommy with me?" I asked her.

"Can we go now?" she asked, looking up at me.

"Of course! And we can get the pizzas too," I told her. "I just have to write mommy a note so she doesn't think we ran away," I teased.

"You're so silly, daddy," Lucy giggled. I grinned at her and wrote Bella a note:

Bella Baby,

Lucy and I went to get the pizzas. We also cleaned the house, so there's nothing left for you to worry your pretty little head about. We'll be back soon.

I love you,


P.S. Lucy says she loves you too.

"There," I said, placing the note on the kitchen island. I grabbed Lucy's hand and we walked to my Volvo.

"Daddy, watch!" Lucy said as soon as we got down the porch steps. She let go of my hand and started skipping towards the car. She turned around once she reached the car door and grinned at me.

"Wow! That was amazing! Who taught you that?" I played it up.

"Uncle Em taught me!"

I just looked at her for a minute and then broke out into uncontrollable laughter. The image of Emmett skipping was just absolutely hilarious. Lucy soon joined in on my laughter. We laughed for a good five minutes.

"Oh, Luce, I am so glad you told me that!" I grinned at her. I opened her car door and she climbed into her booster seat. I buckled her in and got into the driver seat. I put on a classical cd, one of Lucy and I's favorite. That's the one thing she shared with both Bella and I. "Okay, little Lucy, let's head over to the flower shop!"

Lucy talked to me the whole ten minutes to Forks little flower shop. When we got there, she unbuckled and lept from the car. I laughed and took her hand again.

"What kind of flowers should we get for mommy?" I asked.

"Pretty flowers!" Lucy said.

"Of course, sweetheart," I chuckled.

We walked into the flower shop and I immediately knew what I was getting my Bella.

I had read somewhere that tulips are the flowers that define love. Most people think that roses are those flowers, but tulips are the real deal. So when I saw a bouquet of various colors of tulips, I knew they were the ones.

"Hey, Lucy, how about those?" I pointed to them and she nodded eagerly. We walked over to them. There were reds, pinks, purples, oranges, yellows, and whites.

"They're perfect, daddy," Lucy told me.

"I think so too," I said, kissing her forehead.

We bought the bouquet and I called the pizza place as Lucy buckled herself in the car. I ordered one cheese pizza for Lucy and Jack, two sausage and pepperoni, and four supreme. Emmett could eat two supreme himself.

After picking up the pizza, Lucy and I carried it into the house, where Bella and Jack were playing Go Fish at the dining room table.

"Daddy!" Jack said at the same time Lucy said, "Mommy!"

I set the pizza down on the table and lifted Jack into my arms while Bella did the same with Lucy. "Hey, buddy! Are you having fun with mommy?"

"I sure am daddy!"

I laughed. "That's great!" I kissed him and set him down. He and Lucy went off into the livingroom. "Hey," I said shyly to Bella.

She made me look up at her when she laughed. "Why do you sound so nervous?" she asked, walking over to me. I shrugged. "You don't have to be shy, I'm marrying you on Sunday, honey." She placed her tiny hand on my cheek.

"I just know you're mad at me, and I'm sorry," I told her, looking down again.

"I'm not mad at you. Irritated, yes, maybe a little, but I'm not mad. Hey, look at me," she said, lifting my head up so that I was looking into her eyes. "I just don't like when you tease me. You're just to sexy to tease me like that," she said playfully. She kissed me lightly. "I love you."

"I love you, too," I whispered, our foreheads pressed together. "I cannot wait to marry you." I kissed her softly, but she deepened it. After a few minutes, I pulled away and said, "I have something for you."

I ran out to the car and grabbed the flowers. I ran back into the house and before I reached the kitchen, I hide them behind my back.

"What did you buy?" she eyed me.

"Just these," I shrugged, taking the flowers out from behind me and handing them to her. "I love you, Isabella."

"Edward," she breathed. "They're beautiful, thank you," she smiled, pecking my lips. "And I actually have something for you too," she said, setting down the flowers on the table. "Put these in a vase while I get it." She ran upstairs and I found a vase. I put the tulips in and filled it with water.

"Okay, I'm back!" Bella said breathlessly. She was holding a small box. "I was going to wait until our wedding night to tell you, but I can't hold it in any longer." She handed me the box and I was suddenly nervous.

"Bella?" I asked hesitantly.

"Don't be afraid, you'll be so happy, I promise," she grinned.

I opened the small box and I swore I stopped breathing.

It was a pregnancy test.

That held one pink line.

"Is this real?" I whispered, picking it up.

"Sure is. I went to the doctor yesterday and he says I'm about seven weeks," she grinned.

"Oh my God. We're having a baby," I breathed, sinking into a kitchen chair.

"Are you okay with that?" she asked me, kneeing in front of me. Her eyes were full of love and nothing else. She knew I wanted this.

"Ten times more than okay. I'm so extremely happy right now, just shocked I guess," I told her.

"So you want this?" she asked, just making sure.

"More than anything," I assured her, then I wrapped my arms around her and kissed her.

"We're having a baby," she grinned.

"We're having a baby," I repeated, kissing her again. "Too bad our honeymoon plans are already fulfilled," I teased.

"Oh, don't worry, we can still do that," she whispered in my ear.

To distract myself from my beautiful fiance, I called Lucy and Jack into the kitchen.

"Hey angels, guess what?" I said.

"What?" they asked together.

I looked at Bella, letting her know that she could tell them. She smiled and turned to our children. "Mommy's having a baby," she told them.

"Really?" asked Lucy.

"Just like Auntie Alice?" Jack asked.

"Yes, baby, just like Auntie Alice," Bella smiled at our son.

"Mommy, is the baby in your belly?" Lucy asked.

"Yes, the baby's in my tummy." I let Bella sit on the chair I was previously occupying. She lifted her shirt up just enough to expose her stomach. "Right in here," she said, pointing to her flesh.

Lucy put her tiny hand on Bella's stomach. "Hi, baby, I'm your sissy. I love you," she cooed to Bella's tummy. She kissed it and grinned up at us. I wanted to cry at how loving my daughter is.

"Are you guys excited for a baby brother or sister?" I asked my kids.

"Yeah! I'm gonna be the bestest biggest brother ever!" Jack exclaimed.

"I want to help feed it! And play with it!" Lucy said excitedly.

The door opened and Carlisle and Esme walked in. "Grammy! Grammy guess what!" Jack screamed, running to Esme.

She picked him up and asked, "What?"

"Mommy's got a baby in her belly!" he shared.

I laughed to myself. This wasn't going to be a secret for long.

My mother looked at me, then at Bella, and back at me. "Is this true?" she asked. Lucy made her way to Carlisle's arms now.

"Yes, I found out today that I'm about seven weeks," Bella smiled.

"Oh, that's so wonderful!" Esme gushed, coming over to hug Bella, Jack still in her arms. "Congratulations, dear."

"Thanks, Esme," Bella said, hugging her back.

Charlie was after my parents, and Jasper and Alice arrived after him, and about twenty seconds after, Emmett and Rose.

"Uncle Em!" Jack screamed again. He really was a loud child.

"Jack!" Emmett boomed.

Lucy was already in Jasper's arms, she really had a pull towards him. "Guess what Uncle Jazzy?" she said.

"What little Lucy?" he said back.

"Mommy's having a baby," she told him.

Rosalie looked at Bella with wide eyes. "Seriously?" she asked her.

Bella nodded. "About seven weeks," she answered.

"No way!" Rose exclaimed. "Emmett, did you hear that?" He just nodded, a stupid grin on his face. "Bella, I'm eight weeks pregnant. We can be pregnant together!" she grinned.

"Shut up! Really?!" Bella eclaimed back. "Congrads!" She went and hugged her.

"Well, as much as I would love to join you two in being pregnant, it is so not happening anytime soon. Caleb is enough," Alice said sarcastically. "But congratulations to both of you," she smiled.

"Wow, Bells, another baby, congrads," Charlie told her, then hugged her. "Edward, congratulations," he said, shaking my hand.

"Thank you, Charlie," I responded.

"Two grandchildren at once! I love it!" Esme gushed again.

"Mom, you've gotten two grandchildren at the same time before," I joked.

"But not from two different daughters," she pointed out.

"Touche," I laughed.

The night went on. We ate pizza and drank beer (minus Bella and Rose, they had Coke), and played board games while the Mariners game was in the background. By eight, it was the four childrens' bedtime and everybody headed home. Bella and I put our children to bed and climbed into bed ourselves.

I pulled her against my chest as she sighed, "Edward, I know I promised you that tonight we would, but I'm exhausted."

I kissed her forehead and chuckled. "Love, I completely understand. You're news makes up for it, I promsie," I smiled down at her.

"I love you, Edward," she smiled back, then kissed me gently.

"I love you too, Bella."



The next morning, I made waffles for breakfast. Blueberry for Edward, strawberry for me and Lucy, and chocolate chip for Jack (I know, I have a strange child). Of course, they were all topped with a little whipped cream.

We spent the morning as a family. We went to the park, played games, and played with their toys. I loved having time to spend as a family before Edward and I left for a week. I felt so complete when the four, I mean, five, of us were together, nothing could compair to it.

But of course, as all things do, it came to an end. Edward and Jack left for the Cullen household around one, while Lucy and I stayed at our house. The Cullens' house was acting as the guys sleeping/dressing place for tonight and pre-wedding tomorrow. The girls were coming to our house, where we would have a sleepover and get ready (did I mention really early tomorrow) for the big day. Alice set up spa appointments for the six of us (Renee got in around twelve thirty and was here around one fifteen). Lucy was so excited to get her nails done, it was so cute.

Before I knew what was happening, we were in bed, and it was my last night as Bella Swan.

Tomorrow, I would finally become Bella Cullen.