The Lost Daughter of the Russian Empire

Chapter 18

A/N: I would like to take the time to say thank you to everyone who has reviewed this story :D I know that my updates have been a bit scattered, but you all still seem to review :D and for that I thank you :) I know that in the beginning I had rasputin in this story, but gradually He left the story, and I don't plan on putting him back in. Sorry if this disappoints anyone...he was fun to write, but he gew out of the story...

I can safely say that there will PROBABLY be a sequel to this..and it's going to be about Angela, Ben, and Noel. Of course there will be plenty of Bella and Edward. I haven't decided the plot for the sequel yet, so ideas are welcome. :D and I do plan on getting the other stories mentioned on my profile started soon :)

so now here is chapter 19 :) I think after this one there will be a few more chapters and then sadly I will have to stop this story. But THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL ;) just give me ideas of Story Titles and plots for Angela, Ben, Noel, and of course there will be Edward and Bella.

Bella POV:

It had been over hours since Carlisle said that he would come back. I hope that nothing horrible happened to him. Edward comforted me and told me that Carlisle was capable of taking care of himself, and would be back whenever he saw fit. I tried to accept that, but I couldn't get the thought out of my mind that he was hiding something from me that was important. I decided to ignore my feelings and concentrate on what was in front of me and was happening now. Noel was playing blocks with Ben and Noel decided that he wanted Edward to join. He made this evident when he threw a block that almost hit him in the head. But Edward had fast reflexes and caught it. It was a split-second move. one minute his hand was in lap and the next it was in front of his face with a caught block.

"Noel, that isn't very nice, you go over and apologize to Edward. And ask him nicely to help you with blocks." Noel in the meantime wasn't going to but Ben must've said something that got him worried in French because he practically ran over and apologized to Edward. I of course giggled at Noel. He was so handsome. He had blonde color hair, with little curls (a/n: example of hair style look at Joe Jonas in the video Paranoid). He had those piercing blue eyes that could melt your heart when he wanted something. But who could resist such an adorable little boy.

"Papa, je veux aller jouer dehors. Puis-je aller jouer dehors père?" (Dad, I want to go play outside. Can I play outside dad?) Angela and Ben hadn't really had any alone time since they had found Noel so I offered to take him to a park just down the street. Edward wanted to come with me, but I told him to stay here and relax a bit. And I told him that when Carlisle came back tell him that I wanted to talk to him.

I grabbed all the essentials for Noel and myself. I grabbed a few books to read, and some little toys for Noel to play with if he got bored at the park. I put all of these things in a bag and picked up Noel and was on my way to the park. After we got there there were a few other families there as well. I got an occasional stare that I could see out of the corner of my eyes, then it hit me. I was at the park with Noel, but no husband in sight, and this was made obvious by myself not having a wedding ring on my left hand. I self-consciously was rubbing my hands, not knowing how to show that this child was not really mine. Maybe I was just imagining this all.

After awhile of playing this cute little girl who looked oddly familar came up to Noel and started playing with him. Then it dawned on me. This was Jacqueline. She had her hair pulled back so she looked slightly different. Then her mother came over and asked if it were alright that she sat next to me. We made small talk. We talked about how the weather was, and we talked about how it seemed that Noel and Jacqueline were getting along rather nicely.

Out of no where she told me that Jacquline was not really Julius's daughter. Maureen then told me that her biological father had died from the flu epedemic. Julius was Jacquline's uncle. He and her consoled one another after his passing Things started to get more passionate, for a lack of a better word. But as they got closer Julius started feeling guilty, as if he were going behind his brother's back. Maureen knew that she did love her first husband, but she also grew to care for Julius. I thought that it was rather romantic, but at the same time I could understand the guilt. I knew that I would feel the same if something were to happen to Edward....I couldn't even think about being with anyone other than him. It wouldn't feel right. I knew that much.

'Maman, je veux une collation." (Mommy, I want a snack.) I chuckled at this, it was so cute to see her come up to her mother But then Noel came up to me and asked me for something to snack on. I searched through the nap sack and saw that i had some crackers. I told him to take a few and what he didn't eat he could give them to the birds. He gave me a big grin and ran off with one cracker in his mouth and the other he crumbled up and threw out for the birds to come down and eat.

"Jacqueline and I better be going Bella, it was nice talking with you, and I hope we meet again soon." She said with a genuine smile. I stood up and gave her a hug and I told her that I hoped for the same. Maureen had called for Jacquline and told her it was time for them to go home and see Papa. It was adorable how Noel ran up to Jacquline and gave her a hug. He then slowly walked over to me and asked me why she had to leave. They were having fun. I told him that everyone has to leave at some point in time and that we will eventually see that person again, but we never really know when.

He still didn't comprehend it so I picked him up and started rocking him and rubbing his back trying to soothe him. I apparently was very good, because the next thing I knew he was asleep. I took this a sign that I needed to get him home and put him in his bed. Which technically was my bed. Edward offered me his bed, he would sleep on the couch that was in the room. I got up from the bench and grabbed both my pack and Noel's and was stopped by a man that was acting rather strangely.

"Donnez-moi votre argent dès maintenant!" (Give me your money now!) He was slurring his words. He must be drunk. Then I heard a smal hiccup. I went searching through both bags and come up with no money. He took this rather badly. He grabbed Noel and he told me that if I didn't have any money he would take Noel. Just then a booming voice behind me and turned to see that Carlisle had kept his promise and came to visit.

He told the man to put Noel down. His voice almost scared me. I think I would've cowered away if I didn't already know him. Carlisle closed the gap between him and the man and handed him some money from his pocket.

The man threw Noel down and he landed rather hard on his left arm, and he was holding it. I ran to him to make sure he was alright. He just had a few scrapes. I wiped the dirt off of him and gave me one of the cookies I packed for him to calm him down. I saw him on the bench and turne back to Carlisle and the man and saw that Carlisle gave the man a little more money. That's what I loved about Carlisle. Even though the man threatened someone he cared about he still was compassionate towards them.

"How's Noel? Is he alright? Better yet, are you alright?"

"We're both fine. Noel is a bit shook up but other than that he's fine. That man didn't hurt him, thank goodness."

"Well, that's good to hear. Now I heard that you wanted to talk to me. What is it that you wanted to talk to me about?"

I told him that I wanted him to finish what he was trying to tell me earlier. He hesitated a bit but then told me that I reminded him of one of his daughters that he lost. I felt sympathy for him, I mean knowing that you have a family somewhere, but not knowing if they're alright or even if they know you. Considering that they were really young. I asked him if it bothered him that I reminded him of his daughter, and he told me no. It made him feel as if he never even lost them. I was comforted to know that I brought him comfort in that, but at the same time I still felt sorrow for that.

We all sat there for a while longer and when the sun started going down we took this as a sign that it was time to go home. I grabbed a sleepy Noel and I carried him and walked with Carlisle off towards the hotel. We both decided that it would be best if we didn't tell Edward and the others about what happened. I couldn't wait until tomorrow, I would be meeting with the Duchess and finally find out who I am.

A/N: so what did you all think? Yes, I know that I took my sweet time updating...but i've been busy with helping out at summer band, and I was outside for 5 hours yesterday helping my mom plant her garden...it wasn't fun....I hope you all take the chance to check out my pol that is still up on my profile...and to check out some of my other stories....I plan on updating Stop: Police! in the next couple of days. So bare with me while I work on that. I also have to work on the next chapter of my NCIS story...again all of these are on my profile so please look at them al and check out the poll.

**also thank you to VolturiGirl for pointing out that i had a duplicate chapter so this is not chapter 19...this is chapter 18 :-/ and also thanks go to her as well for helping change the name of this story...she pointed out that it was a bit childish...and i agreed..i just couldn't think of a name so i went with what popped into my head...so this is still Bellastasia ;) but with a differe name :D

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