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Face Down

Summary:
Phil abusing Bella physically and sexually. She ends up pregnant and moves in with her mom's sister, Esme, her husband, Carlisle, their adopted sons, Edward, and Emmett, their wives, Rosalie (Edward's) and Alice (Emmett's), and Rose's younger brother, Jasper. Will Bella and Jasper fall in love? Only time will tell. All - Human. Warning: This is a Bella/ Jasper story. If you don't like that then please don't read.


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5. Chapter 5: Family

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Chapter 5: Family


EPOV

Brrinngg. I pulled the peach cobbler out of the oven. How could that bastard touch her, let alone rape my only niece? And how could Renee not see the abuse? These were the questions that kept running through my head. I was ready to kill Phil. I didn't understand why God let that man be able to have children and not me. No, I wouldn't be angry at God for this. Bella needed me. She came here to get away from him. She made the correct choice in that, and she was keeping her baby/ babies safe from that man. Why hadn't my older sister listened to me?

I didn't know what to do. Did he know that she pregnant? And if he didn't, would he come after her and what he would surely think was rightfully his? Should I contact Wayne, the person who had replaced Charlie as Police chief when his drinking had become to much of a problem, and file a report? Had Bella made any type of documentation of Phil's abuse towards her? But most of all, whose side would Renee take, her only daughter of her husband of five years? And what would Charlie think/ do when he found out his only daughter was pregnant? I needed Carlisle's help.

I took the previously prepared pot roast out of the fridge and reset the temperature on the oven to the appropriate temperature and waited for the oven to reheat. As always, the sides to this diner was potatoes and carrots that cooked in the broth that I made to keep the beef moist. The oven beeped indicating that it was now heated to the correct temperature and I placed diner into the oven.

I sighed while I was getting the eggs ready for the salad I had just decided to make. I was glad Bella had come here and had told me straight out why she had felt the need to come. I'd missed her so much, but I hated why she had to come here. She was a brave child and had always looked after her mother, in fact she was more of the mother than the child in that relationship, but now she needed a mother, and she had come to me. I wouldn't let her down, I couldn't. I set the timer for ten minutes, when the water was boiling, and got out my china plates, crystal cups, and my mother's silverware.

I carried them out on a large tray and started to set the table, humming the lullaby my mom would sing to my sister and I when we little and had had a bad dream.

“I'm telling you, that has to be Bella's car. Esme said she'd get here today,” Alice said as she came through the front door.

“Is it to hopeful to hope that Edward had finally gotten a nicer car?” Rosalie sighed following Alice while Edward and Emmett went out to get their bags from Alice's Porsche. “I mean he's twenty-one not thirty, I don't understand why he clings to that Volvo so tightly.”

“It's the car my mother had always thought he'd drive, Rose,” I called over to her. “It's his way of keeping her close to him. Now would you mind taking a look at my niece's car? Just to make sure it's safe.”

“I don't mind at all, Esme,” she replied. “Let me go change and I should be able to check it and get cleaned up just in time for diner.”

“Thank you. She's upstairs in her room if you want to meet her first.”


BPOV

“Well, look here, Rose,” said a voice from the doorway.

“It, looks like a certain little brother of mine is hitting on our new cousin, doesn't it, Alice?” asked another voice. I turned towards the doorway and saw two of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. The first looked like she could have been a model. She was tall, long legs which she proudly showed off in a denim mini skirt. She had an average size torso and, not to sound like I was a player for the other team or anything, had the perfect sized breasts for her body and had perfect curves. Her shirt was a striking purple form fitting tank top that was low enough to show a small amount of cleavage. She had nice, full lips and brilliant blue eyes, plus she wore little make up. But what told me who she was was her hair, it was long and the same shade of blond as Jasper, and it had a slight curl, though Jasper had a definite curl, it was easy to tell they were related.

The second was short and had short black hair that was styled to spike out in different directions. She was wearing a pink, eek, summer dress. I giggled quietly as I realized, if I was correct and the first woman was Rosalie, then this must be Alice and I imagined her next to the bear that was Emmett.

“Oh, come on, Rose,” Jasper sighed at the blond. Yes! I was correct! “I was just talking to her.”

“Well, it's about time you talked to a female that's not Rose, Esme, or myself,” Alice teased.

“None of those shallow girls at school can hold my attention for more than five seconds. All they talk about is their hair and complexion.”

“What about Angela Webber?” Rose asked.

Jasper sighed. “She won't speak to anyone. She's too shy.”

“A-hem,” I interrupted, 'cause it seemed like they had forgotten I was there. “You must be Rose and Alice. And since we haven't been introduced yet, I feel the need, I'm Bella.”

“Oh, we're sorry, We never meant to exclude you,” Alice said. “I'm Alice and this is Rosalie. It's a pleasure to finally meet you. The guys give you nothing but high praise, isn't that right, Rose?”

“Yes it is. Thanks for the delicious cookies,” Rosalie said. “Jasper, Esme asked me to take a look at Bella's car, wanna help?”

“I'd love to, if it's okay with Bella of course,” Jasper said, looking at me with unnecessary puppy dog eyes.

“It's fine as long as you don't scratch her,” I said smiling at him.

“Come on, Mr. Manners. We have to change,” Rose demanded. “It was meet you, Bella.”

“See you at diner, Bella,” Jasper said as he made the way to his room.

“So, Bella,” Alice began. “Do you want to go shopping next weekend or something?”

She tried and failed. “Sorry, Alice, but I should be fine on clothes for the next couple of months at least and I was going to visit Charlie, my dad, next weekend. I have something important to tell him. And I have somethings I'd like to do with Esme after that so I'm a little busy. Maybe in a month or so.”

“Oh, okay,” she said disappointed.

“Hey, I have to talk to my aunt and uncle after diner about something private, but I was thinking after that the family could do something together, like a game night or karaoke night, after our little meeting. But I don't really have the time to set it up. Could you, maybe, set things up for me?” I asked hoping it would cheer her up.

“Oh, I'd love to. And karaoke night sounds like such I great idea,” she said excitedly. “I'll go get what we'd need.”

“Thanks, Alice,” I said relieved I was able to make her happy again.

“No, thank you, Bella,” she sounded so happy but there was a hint of sadness there, like she was not used to people saying no to shopping.


THREE HOURS LATER

We were just sitting down for diner when Uncle Carlisle walked in the door.

“Sorry I'm late,” he said as he hung his rain jacket up and made his way to his seat at the table. “We had an emergency delivery and their OB/GYN was unreachable. Ah, Bella, I see you made it just fine. Is that your mustang in the drive?”

“Yes, and, according to Rose and Jasper, everything is up to code on it,” I replied with a smile to each of them.

“Carlisle,” Esme started. “After diner, Bella and I need to speak to you about something private, while the others clean up the dishes and put them away. Then Bella and Alice set up a little karaoke family night afterwards.”

“All right, dear. But I won't be able to stay up too late. I have an early morning appointment with a new patient with requested me as her OB/GYN,” he replied.

Aunt Esme and I shared a knowing look before she started conversing with Uncle Carlisle in a much quieter voice and I joined in on the conversation with the others.

Diner passed by quickly and before I new it, Edward had removed my pie plate while Emmett and Alice had started filling the dishwasher and Rosalie and Jasper put away the leftovers.

“Shall we go talk in my study ladies?” Uncle Carlisle asked but he looked more at me than my aunt. I nodded and followed him up to his study, where my future would be decided.