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7. Chapter 7
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“Are you ready to go?” Charlie asked as he stood in the driveway with
Alice and Bella.
“Yes and before you ask, we have everything. I’ve already doubled
checked it three times. We have everything we could ever need, want, or
desire and even more. My entire life is in the back of that car and Alice’s
entire life, trust me.” Bella said, setting her purse in the back seat.
“Okay, I can’t believe your really leaving me what am I suppose to do in
this house all alone now?” He asked.
“I don’t know, get a dog. Maybe go on a date or two.” She smiled.
“Maybe.” He laughed, “Okay I know you’re going to be a big college kid
now, but don’t forget about me back home. You know, call me every so
often, let me know you’re still alive. Maybe even come and visit every so
often so I don’t forget what you look like.” He said.
“Don’t worry I will call and come home and visit. Maybe even call to let
you know I’m coming home to visit.” She laughed.
“Well, I should probably let you two head out so you can get up there
before the traffic starts.”
“Dad it’s Washington, there’s never traffic.” She said, “But still we should
go. I’ll call you when I get up there. I love you.” She hugged him.
“I love you too.” He kissed the top of her head, “You too, Alice.” He
hugged her as well. The two girls climbed into the car and put on their seat
belts. They waved as Bella backed her truck out of the driveway and took
off down the street.
“We’re finally free.” Alice said.
“It’s not as rewarding as I thought it would be.” Bella said laughing.
“I was just thinking the same thing, maybe it’ll feel different once we’re
all moved in up at UW. Then it will feel like we actually live there.” She
“Speaking of which, do you think we’ll be able to get some of those hot
strong boys to help me carry everything into the apartment for us. I don’t
feel like carrying everything and you can’t in your condition.”
“I can help a little.”
“You are just going to sit on your butt and dictate where I put stuff you
won’t actually do anything.” She said.
“Will not.” She said, “Why can’t James help us?”
“I don’t know he told me he wasn’t coming up until Monday morning but
he never told me why.” She said.
“Weird, so how long is it going to take us to get there?” Alice asked
adjusting the radio to a station that wasn’t on a commercial.
Baby it’s just you and me, we’ve got a thing they can’t shake. Maybe it’s
a little hard sometimes to take, but I’ll tell you something, it’s a life worth
living. Just so you know I wouldn’t give it up-
“Speaking of the devil.” Bella said, looking down at her ringing iPhone,
“Hi baby, what’s up?”
“Nothing I’m just getting up. Are you and Alice already up at UW?”
“No but we’re on our way we left a few minutes ago. Wait, you’re just
waking up? It’s two o’clock in the afternoon.”
“I know I just woke up late. I slept for like fourteen hours.”
“Strange. So why weren’t you coming up with us today?”
“I still had some errands to run before I come up there. Last minute
stuff I had to buy and do. I have some lose ends to tie up before the
senior year. Plus, my mom asked Mike and I would stay through the
weekend, she’s a little emotional about being an empty nester. She
wanted to spend a little more time with her boys before we took off.” He
“Oh that makes sense. My dad was a little sad when Alice and I took
off. He felt like he was losing me a little bit. He doesn’t realize that I’ll
always come back.” She said.
“We were hoping you’d be up there to help us unpack.” She said.
“Didn’t the movers already bring in all the furniture?” He questioned.
“Yeah, but we still have to get everything else in.”
“Just don’t let Alice move anything heavy in.”
“I won’t don’t worry.” She said, “Anyway baby I’m about to get on the
highway and my blue tooth is dead in my purse so I need to let you go
before I get a ticket for talking on my phone, okay?”
“Okay, be careful. I’ll see you on Monday.” He said.
“Bye. She hung up the phone and set it back into the cup holder as she
merged into the freeway.
“So why is he staying back?”
“He had some last minute errands to run. Plus his mother begged him
and Mike to stay home for their last weekend. She was upset about losing
her boys.” She said.
“I wish my parents were upset about losing me.”
“They are, they’re just being stubborn about it.” Bella said setting her
hand on top of Alice’s on the arm rest. It wasn’t too long before Bella pulled
on to the UW campus. She parked in the closest spot to the apartment door
and back into the spot. She popped the hatch and both girls climbed out.
“Now where are all these cute, strong boys that are suppose to help us
move into the apartment?” Bella asked.
“I’m not sure.” Alice said, “Wait there’s Edward.” She said as he climbed
out of his truck and started walking towards them.
“Hey what are you doing here?” Bella asked.
“James called, he said he wasn’t coming up until Monday and he asked if
I would come over and help you move in.” Edward said.
“That was sweet of him.” Alice said.
“Okay you go open the apartment and sit down.” Bella said handing Alice
the card-key, “Edward, let’s start getting everything moved in.” Alice headed
into the apartment and sat down on the couch to rest. Edward and Bella
each picked up a few boxes and started bringing them in.
After all the boxes and suitcases were in the apartment, the three of
them started unpacking and moving everything into place.
“This place doesn’t seem nearly as big as it did before now that all the
stuff is in.” Alice said sitting down on the couch.
“I know, I feel kind of cheated. I bragged to everyone about how big our
apartment is and now I feel like everyone is going to come over and see
and think I’m crazy.” Bella said sitting down next to her.
“It’s okay they always seem smaller once you get the stuff in. Everyone
will understand.” Edward said.
“I’m starving.” Bella said.
“So am I.” Alice added.
“You’re always hungry.” Edward said.
“Let’s go get something to eat. We’re all moved in we need to celebrate
somehow.” Bella said.
“I’m in.” Edward said.
“You coming Alice?” Bella asked.
“Of course.” The three of them walked out of the apartment and climbed
into Bella’s truck. They drove to a little diner just off campus.
“I talked to Jacob, he thinks Kylie is cheating on him.” Edward said.
“Yeah he told me that too. I asked him if he had any idea who with he
didn’t know but he said he’d tell me if he figured it out.” Bella said, “I feel
so bad for him, Jacob is such a good guy he doesn’t deserve that.”
“I know he is a nice guy.” Alice said, “Who could Kylie be cheating him on
“I don’t know. It has to be one of the other seniors. It can’t be anyone
we know.” Bella said.
“I don’t know.” Edward said, “So I thought Mike was staying home this
year. Why is his mom freaking out about him leaving?” He asked.
“No, he and Jessica got an apartment together between their two
“Man I really need to check my voicemail, anything else going on that I
missed?” Edward asked.
“Rose and Emmett moved in together.” Alice said, “Their apartment is
really cute, Rose sent me some pictures of it. It’s really nice actually.”
“Yeah I didn’t know that one either, Edward. Don’t worry, I’m just as out
of the loop after.” Bella said.
All I want to do is find my way back into love. I can’t make it through
without a way back into love. And if-
“Oh my gosh.” Alice said looking down at her cell phone.
“Who is it, Alice?” Bella asked.
“It’s a text from Rose. Kylie is pregnant.” Alice said.
“Really? How is that even possible?” Edward asked.
“I guess she wasn’t being careful.” Alice said.
“Wait, if Kylie is sleeping with someone other then Jacob, then is the
baby his?” Bella asked.
“It might not be.” Alice said.
“Poor Jacob, this has to be horrible for him.” Bella said
“How could this happen Kylie? How could you let this happen?” James
asked as he sat in the car with Kylie.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t want it to happen, the condom must have broken I’m
sorry.” She said balling her eyes out.
“Don’t cry. So whose baby is it?” He asked.
“It could be yours, Mike’s, or Jacob’s.” She said.
“Just say that it’s Jacob’s then all this will go away.” James said.
“I can’t do that. I’m not a genetics genius but I know enough to know
that Jacob is Native American and if the baby is his it will look like him. You
and Mike are obviously not Native American. If one of you is the father, it
will be very apparent, you can‘t fake ethnicity.” She said.
“Okay, just leave Mike out of this we’re not involving him at all. If the
baby is his we are going to lie and say that it’s mine. I’m not going to ruin
my little brothers life.” He said.
“I scheduled a DNA test for tomorrow but we won‘t get the results back for
a few weeks. We’ll know after that.” She said as he started driving through
“Okay well we’re not going to say anything until then, okay?”
“Okay.” He pulled up in front of her house and dropped her off before
quickly pulling away so no one saw him with her. James pulled back into his
driveway and settled into his bedroom to process.
“What are we going to do?” Mike asked, bursting into James’ room, “I
just got a text, Kylie is pregnant.”
“I know. Don’t worry I’ve already talked to her, that’s where I was before
this.” He said.
“I can’t not worry about it. She’s pregnant.”
“Yes, she is, but you have nothing to worry about. She said you two
always used condoms when you had sex. Jacob and I have both slipped up
and slept with her without a condom. The baby is either mine or his. You
have nothing to worry about. She is getting a DNA test done tomorrow, but
we won’t have the results for a few weeks. You have nothing to worry
about.” James said, “Just keep your mouth shut until we have the tests
back. Hopefully it will come back Jacob’s and we’ll never have to address
any of this.”
“So what are you going to do?” Mike asked.
“I’m praying it isn’t mine, but if it is I’m going to step up and deal with
it. I’ll raise the baby if it’s mine.”
“It’s getting late we should probably head back. It’s getting kind of late.”
Bella said, helping Alice out of the booth, “We have to get baby home to
bed.” She smiled.
“I can’t wait to get into my bed.” Alice said.
“Me too.” Alice added, “I just hate how uncomfortable I am in every
position.” They climbed into the car and drove back to the apartment
complex. They all got out of the car and started walking in separate
“Someone slashed my tires.” Edward said.
“What?” Bella asked rushing over to look.
“I can’t believe this.” Edward said
“Do you have a spare?” Alice asked.
“Yeah but I only have one. Whoever did it got all of them.” He said,
“Why would someone do this?”
“I don’t know. We can drive you back the dorm tonight, Edward. You can
call a tow truck in the morning.” Bella said.
“Thanks, but I was suppose to head back to Forks tonight. My parents
are in Rome and their housekeeper wasn’t coming back to work until Monday
morning. I was suppose to be house sitting this weekend.” Edward said.
“I can drive you back to Forks. It’s night, there won’t be any traffic, we
can make it back in a half hour.” Bella said.
“Are you sure?” Edward asked.
“Yeah, I don’t have anything better to do. We can call the tow truck and
get everything sorted out in the morning.” Bella said, walking back towards
her car, “Are you coming, Alice?”
“Yeah.” They all climbed back into the car and started driving back to
Forks. Bella pulled into her driveway.
“Do you want to just stay the night in Forks, Allie? I don’t really feel like
driving back to UW tonight.” Bella asked as she pulled into the driveway.
“Yeah I just want to go to bed.” Alice said. “We’ll see you in the morning
“Okay. Thanks for driving me back.” Edward said before walking towards
“Now when I asked you to come back and visit. I didn’t mean ten hours
after you left.” Charlie said standing on the deck of the house.
“I know. Someone slashed Edward’s tires up at UW. He’s house sitting
for his parents so he needed to come back here. We offered to drive him
and I don’t feel like driving back to school tonight. Alice and I are just going
to sleep in the guest house and drive back to school in the morning.” Bella
said, locking her car.
“Okay, I’ll see you girls in the morning get some sleep.” He said,
hugging Bella. The two girls walked the path back to the guest house and
set their stuff down. Their was a knock on the door.
“Who is it?” Bella asked.
“It’s Edward.” He said as she opened the door, “I left the keys to my
parents house in my apartment. I tried to get in another way but they have
the place locked up tight. Can I stay here tonight?”
“Yeah. The couch is all yours.” Bella said, taking a pillow and a blanket
out of the linen closet and setting them on the couch for him, “We’ll see you
in the morning.” she and Alice walked into the bedroom and got into bed.
They were both exhausted and fell asleep quickly.
At 3:07, Alice was awoken with a sharp pain in her lower back. She
climbed out of bed and paced the bedroom, but the pains didn’t subside like
it normally did. She quickly began to feel she might be in labor. She
counted minutes between the pains and realized they were consistent.
“Bella wake up.” She said.
“What’s wrong?” She asked groggily.
“I’m in labor.” She said, sitting down on the edge of the bed holding her
stomach, “I’m having consistent, rhythmic, pains. The baby is coming.”
“Oh my gosh. It’s really time?” Bella questioned jumping out of bed and
pulling her clothes on, “Edward!” She yelled as she pulled her car keys out.
“What?” He asked walking into the bedroom in his boxers.
“Alice is in labor. Go get my dad and start the car.” She said throwing the
keys at him as she helped Alice get dressed. Edward pulled his clothes on
and ran to the main house to get Bella’s father before they started the car.
Bella helped Alice out to the car. Edward backed out of the driveway and
sped off towards the hospital.
“How are you doing, Alice?” He asked.
“Just drive!” She yelled and she squeezed Bella’s hand in the back seat.
He turned into the hospital and parked as the four of them helped Alice into
the hospital. They walked to the Harris Birthing Wing and up to the
“Can I help you?” She asked.
“We need to check in Alice Cullen. She’s in labor.” Bella said.
“Okay an orderly will take you to the room, and you need to fill out this
paperwork.” She handed her the clipboard and an orderly came with a
wheelchair for Alice.
“I’ll get the paper work. You go with Alice.” Charlie said, taking the
clipboard from her. Bella and Edward followed Alice down the hallway to a
“We need to get her changed and all hooked up. If you could wait in the
hallway.” A nurse said to Edward and Bella. They listened, stepping outside
“Is she going to be okay? She’s so early I’m worried.” Bella said.
“Babies come early all the time and live perfectly normal well adjusted
lives.” Edward said
“But three weeks early. Is she going to be okay?” Bella asked.
“Babies come as early as three months and have limited complications.
They grow up to be healthy. Three weeks is nothing. She’s going to be
fine.” Edward said hugging her, “Don’t worry, she’s strong and we know that
baby is a fighter. Everything is going to be okay.”
“Okay, she’s all ready. You two can come in now.” The nurse said, “The
doctor should be in soon.” She walked away and Bella and Edward walked
back into the room.
“How are you holding up, Alice?” Edward asked as he and Bella both took
a side of the bed.
“I’m okay. It hurts though I want some drugs.” She said, squeezing both
of their hands when a contraction came, “Did you call everyone?” .
“Yeah, everyone is on their way. We couldn’t get a hold of Mike, James,
or Kylie. Jacob said he was going to swing by and get Kylie if she was
home. Jessica said she was going to keep trying to get a hold of Mike and
James.” Bella said.
“What about the grandparents?” Alice asked.
“Jasper’s parents are on their way, Your parents are trying to get a flight
back to the states, they’ll be here as soon as they can.”
“Good morning Alice.” The doctor said when he walked in, “I’m just going
t check to see how far along you are progressing.”
“Okay.” She said, as he sat down in front of her to check her cervix.
“You are about nine centimeters dilated and a hundred percent effaced.
You’re going to need to start pushing.” He said.
“I need the drugs first.” Alice said, squeezing the sides of the bed.
“I’m sorry, you are too far along to take a drug,”
“No I need the drugs. It’s part of my birth plan. We had all this planned
out, exactly how the labor was going to go and the drugs were a vital part of
me birth plan. I can feel everything and I can’t do this if I can feel
everything.” Alice said freaking out.
“I’m sorry Alice. You’re too far along. The drugs would be useless, even
dangerous to the baby at this point.” The doctor said, “We’re going to need
to start pushing, your son is ready to come out.”
“No I can’t, not everyone is here yet. My parents and Jasper’s parents.”
“We have to.”
“No we can’t, we need to wait.”
“It is detrimental that-”
“Alice, look at me.” Bella said, holding her hand, “I know this isn’t exactly
how you wanted this to go and I know not everyone is here yet, but it’s time.
This little boy is coming whether we’re ready for him or not. So when your
next contraction starts you’re going to squeeze Edward and my hands and
push as hard as you can. Then we can all meet your son.”
“Okay.” She took both of their hands and the doctor monitored the
“Okay Alice you need to push for ten seconds, starting now.” He said as
she started pushing.
“You’re doing great Alice.” Bella said as Alice crushed both of their hands.
“Okay Push now.” The doctor said, counting out loud for her, “Okay he’s
crowing. Keep pushing.”
As soon as the baby started crying, Alice let out a huge sigh of relief.
They took the baby and cleaned him off, weighed and fingerprinted him,
before bringing them back to Alice.
“You did amazing, Alice.” Bella said hugging her.
“So do you already have a name picked out?” The nurse asked holding
the birth certificate.
“Jack Jasper Whitlock.” She said looking down at her perfect son.
“And the father’s name.”
“Jasper Lee Whitlock.” Alice said.
“He’s perfect, Alice.” Bella said, “He looks just like Jasper. He’s here, you
know that right?”
“I know, I can feel him.” She said, “Will you take Jack out to meet
“Of course.” She took the baby as Alice handed him to her. She cuddled
him up her and walked out of the hospital room into the waiting room.
Everyone stood up as she entered the room with the baby, “I’d like you all
to meet Jack Jasper Whitlock.” She smiled as everyone crowded around her.
“He’s so tiny.” Jessica said.
“And so cute.” Angela added.
“He’s perfect.” Mike said.
“You need to tell her.” Alice said from the hospital bed as Edward stood
near the window watching Bella in the waiting room with the baby.
“What are you talking about?” Edward asked, “Tell what to who?”
“Edward, I have been your best friend for our entire lives. I know you
better then you know yourself. You are head over heels in love with Bella
and you can’t deny it. I can see it in the way you look at her. You need to
say something to her.”
“I lost. She is marrying James in less then six months. He won, he has
her. There’s nothing I can do.”
“No, you have to tell her. No matter what happens. Whether she says
nothing or she tells you she loves you too, if you say nothing and stand idly
by, it will haunt you for the rest of your life. You will always wonder if she’s
happy, if she’s okay, if she always felt the same way. You will never forgive
yourself and I don’t want that to happen to you.”
“I don’t know.”
The next morning, Edward and Bella returned to the hospital to take Alice
and Jack home to UW. Edward stayed in the room to take Alice and Jack
down, while Bella left to bring the car around.
“It’s going to be okay Kylie. The DNA test is over and the doctor said the
baby is healthy.” James said.
“I know, I’m just worried. I’m so glad the baby is okay.” She said setting
her hand over her stomach, “This is all so scary. My parents still don’t
“Hey what are you two doing here?” Bella asked as she ran into them in
“Neither of us have seen the baby yet. We ran into each other in the
lobby.” Kylie said.
“Oh, she’s in room 3229. Edward is in there with her now, be quick
though we’re taking her home. I’ll see you later today, sweetie.” She
stepped up to kiss James before continuing down the hallway. She walked
into the parking garage and started the car before calling Edward.
“Hey are you ready for us to come down?” Edward asked.
“Yeah, start coming. Are James and Kylie still there?” She asked.
“No they left a few minutes ago.” He said, pushing the wheelchair into the
“Oh okay. Do you think she knows that everyone knows she’s pregnant?”
“I doubt it unless someone told her. Although the idea is not to upset
the pregnant ones, isn’t it?” He asked.
“Yeah, I wonder if her parents even know.” She said.
“I doubt it. She probably won’t tell them until the last possible second,
until she starts to show at least.” He said, hanging up the phone as he
opened the car door.
“I feel kind of bad for her.” Alice said as she buckled the car seat into the
back, “I mean if we’re talking about her then everyone else is. And she
didn’t ask for any of this, it just happened to her.”
“I don’t know. Any time you have sex your assuming responsibility that a
pregnancy is a possibility.” Edward said.
“I know you two goody-two shoes are both virgins but it isn’t as easy to
prevent as it seems.” Alice said.
“I know, Alice.” Bella said, “He’s so cute though.”
“He may be incredibly cute, but I think you both will get sick of the crying
fairly quickly.” Alice said looking down at Jack.
“I don’t think I could ever get sick of anything my adorable unofficial
nephew.” Bella said, looking into the back seat as they sat at the red light.
“I think we can call it official for both of you. I mean you were there when
he was born.” Alice said.
“Yes we were, you nearly broke my hand.” Edward said.
“Mine too.” Bella said shaking it.
“I’m sorry. It really hurt.” She said, innocently, “Anyway there was
something I wanted to ask both of you.”
“What’s up, Alice?” Bella asked.
“I want you two to be Jack’s god parents.” She said, “If you want of
“Of course, Alice.” Edward said.
“Yes.” Bella said as her eyes started to well up.
“Oh don’t cry.” Alice said, setting her hand on her shoulder.
“I’m sorry. I would be honored.”