When Edward left in New Moon, Bella finds out she's pregnant. But carrying a vampire's baby isn't going to be easy! What will she do? Will she survive? Will she ever see Edward again? SM Pregnancy
4. Chapter 4
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I was lying down in my truck, with my head on my jumper trying to fall asleep. I had been doing this for the last two weeks and I only had another weeks worth of money left, and that was if I didn’t stop for gas to fill up the truck. So now I was parked in an abandoned parking lot, thankfully reasonably close to a corner shop for food.
I was just nodding off when my little nudger kicked my ribs. I let out a loud cry. It felt like I had just been stabbed with a knife. The kicks had been becoming more painful over the last couple of days. I didn’t realise I was holding my breath until I exhaled when the throbbing subsided. I lifted up my shirt, which was already having trouble covering my stomach, to check that everything was alright where he or she had kicked me.
My ribs seemed to be fine, or they looked fine. Nothing was too painful when I touched it. After a few moments of examining, I noticed a bruise was starting to form. I sighed and pulled my shirt back down. I was sitting up, so I leaned my head against the window and looked in the side mirror.
I looked extremely pale. I had dark circles under my eyes, and I’m sure from a distance I could have passed as a vampire. My face looked very thin, even my cheek bones were more pronounced. It was then that it really sunk in. That there was a very good chance I was going to die doing this.
No, I had to get through this, even if meant giving birth to an inhuman child. I had come up with a plan, I would have another 2 days of just hoping, and if it comes up dry, I would go back home to Charlie, and hope that he would be willing to cooperate.
My little nudger was still moving about and occasionally would kick me. I was sure it was by accident, and I knew I wasn’t going to be getting much sleep tonight. My batteries had run out in my CD player last night, so my only entertainment system now was the old radio in the truck. I tuned the radio and set it to the local station.
“Good evening everyone, and thank you for joining us today. We are issuing a warning tonight to anyone who may be taking a trip to Mount Rainer, southeast of Seattle, Washington, to avoid the area. Lately, there has been an overpopulation of grizzly bears in the region. They have also just come out of hibernation as well, so they are very irritable. I want to remind any hunters out there that there is no hunting allowed. For more information, please visit the website for a list of weapons that are banned.”
“I bet they didn’t include teeth,” I muttered darkly, but then something sunk in.
Mount Rainier. Grizzly bears. Irritable. Hunting weapons. Teeth...Emmett!
He never passed up an opportunity to hunt some grizzly bears. I had never gone to Mount Rainier, but I’m sure it couldn’t be hard to find. Didn’t the announcer say it was southeast of Seattle? I remember searching for it on the internet when he went hunting there once. I think it was about 55 miles away. That would mean using up all my money. I wouldn’t even have enough to get home. Would I risk it? He might not be there. He might have just hunted and might not need to again for another week or so. Although there were so many risks involved, I felt like I had no choice.
I turned the keys, and the truck roared to life. I turned onto the highway and followed the signs to Mount Rainier.
After almost two hours of driving, I could finally see the white tip of the mountain in front of me. I pulled over, but before I got out, I pulled a sweater over my head because of how cold it was outside.
A sudden thought occurred to me then. What if he was in hunting mode? He told me about it once, how they give over all their senses, and how he cringed when he thought about what would happen if I were there. If Emmett was still in hunting mode, and he caught my scent, I could be dead in a matter of seconds. I tried to shrug off the thought and just hope he was finished with whatever he was doing. This opportunity was too important to miss.
I could see the dark outline of trees of a forest in front of me, so I headed in that direction. I had been walking for about 10 minutes, but, because I was always tripping, I wasn’t as far into the forest as I would have liked. And every time I landed on the floor, it took me twice as long to get up with my nudger kicking me every time. A little while later, I was about 100 yards in. I was surrounded by trees, and I now realised I wouldn’t be able to find my way out easily, especially with how dark it was. No vampires had attacked me yet, so I decided to start calling. If there were any vampires here, I was sure they’d hear me.
“EMMETT!” I shouted at the top of my voice.
I counted to 200 in my head, and there was still no sign that anyone was here. I tried again.
Just as I finished saying the final syllable, my baby kicked me the hardest he or she ever had. I screamed in agony, and before I knew it I was curled up on the floor, my arms clutching my stomach.
“Emmett, Emmett...” I sobbed as the pain dulled. I squeezed my eyes shut. I had failed, and now I was all alone with no help from anyone.
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