AN: I'm sorry if I ticked off any Jacob lovers but this IS a Edward and Bella story and everyone knows that Edward wins in the end. Now onto the part many have been waiting for!
The alarm woke me up. I almost threw it on the floor before I realized that it was the day.
Today was February 14th. Today...HE was coming home.
I seemed to walk a little lighter on the way to the shower.
Which almost seemed impossible now that I was 5 months pregnant. I was slowly starting to waddle at this point. Yet I hadn't felt her move yet. I knew I was supposed to be feeling her move soon so I wasn't worried about it.
After my shower I went to get dressed. As I threw my towel on the bed the photo frame caught my eye.
It was a picture of me and Jake and our friends on New Year's Eve.
Jake hadn't been seen or heard from since that night. On superbowl Sunday Billy came over and said Jacob was feeling sick. I knew he was mad but he could at least give me a chance to explain myself.
I put the picture frame down, put that thought out of my head, and walked over to my closet to get dressed.
I thought about what to wear today. I usually wore a pair of maternity jeans and a shirt that hugged my baby bump quite well. But Edward didn't know yet. And I wanted to be creative in my way of telling him.
So I purposefully grabbed my maternity jeans, a t-shirt, and one of my baggy hoodies.
After I got dressed I went downstairs to find a gourmet breakfast of bacon, eggs, toast and pancakes provided by Alice.
"You know, half this stuff I can't even eat. I'll just revisit the eggs around lunch and the bacon has too much fat. My doctor told me to watch my weight." I said sadly as I sat down.
Alice set a plate of pancakes in front of me and smiled.
"The bacon and eggs are for Charlie. These are for you." She said with a huge smile on her face.
I had to admit with Alice here we never went hungry. Charlie loved her food and I got the rest of my pregnancy off from cooking.
After breakfast Alice and I went to school and Charlie left for work.
On the way to school I could feel the nervousness creeping into my body.
"Alice, have you seen anything yet?" I asked trying to act casual.
"No, not yet. But I'll let you know when I see you at lunch if I see anything." She said as we pulled into the parking lot.
"So I gotta wait until lunch?" I whined.
Alice just laughed as we walked into the school.
"Bella, stop whining and hurry up or we'll be late for our classes." She said.
Every hour and class just dragged by. Each slower than the one before.
It seemed like days before the bell rang for lunch. I ran to my locker, threw my books into the locker, shut the door and was about to rush downstairs for lunch when I heard an announcement.
"BELLA SWAN PLEASE REPORT TO MR. BERTIE'S ENGLISH ROOM. BELLA SWAN TO MR. BERTIE'S ENGLISH ROOM PLEASE. THANK YOU."
'Oh great!' I thought. He probably had a problem with my paper and couldn't wait to talk to me.
Reluctantly I went to Mr. Bertie's room. I walked in but no one was there. 'Maybe he was in the back room' I thought as I walked back there.
I knocked on the office door and called for him but no one came out.
Suddenly I heard the classroom door close.
I whipped around and almost fell to the ground.
I knew this was coming, but I didn't expect it now.
There he was. I pinched myself sure I was dreaming. But I didn't wake up.
I walked back to the middle of the room and just stopped. I remembered there was something I had to tell him first. This could possibly be the shortest reunion in history and I had to remember that.
When he saw that I stopped walking he walked towards me.
"Bella." He whispered as he walked towards me.
He was about to hug me when I pulled away.
I could see the hurt and confusion in his eyes.
"Before this goes any further, there's something I have to tell you Edward." I said.
I slowly took of my hoodie to show him my belly.
He just stood there for a minute processing it. His look of hurt and rejection was almost too much for me to take. I was about to hold him and tell him everything when he finally spoke.
"So who's the father?" He asked trying to keep his composure.
My only response was I walked over to him, took his hand, and laid it on my stomach.
Suddenly I felt what I had been waiting 5 months to feel. I felt the baby move for the first time. And by the look on his face he had felt it too.
It made my answer all the easier.
"Well, it looks like she knows who daddy is already." I said trying to hide the nervousness in my voice. I was still terrified that he would walk out and never come back.
He looked at me with confusion clearly all over his face.
"That's my-OUR baby?" He asked.
My heart swelled when I heard him say that. I felt all the fear and nervousness leave my body at that moment.
"Yes Edward, this is our baby. I have never been with anyone else." I said with a smile.
"But...I...I thought it was impossible for me to... I mean, that's why we didn't use protection." He stammered all the while rubbing my stomach never letting his hand leave the baby.
I had to laugh at him. Not only was it surprising to hear Edward stammering for once in his life but I could tell he was already entranced by the baby.
I looked at him with a smile on my face.
"Well, apparently you ARE able to pro-create." I replied.
Now there was just one more thing I needed to know.
"So does she...change anything between us?" I asked almost afraid of the answer.
Suddenly he grabbed me and kissed me more passionately than he had ever kissed me before. He then held me close and was softly rubbing my back.
I ran my fingers through his hair and smiled to myself as he held me.
"I take that as I no?" I whispered against his chest.
I heard the light chuckle vibrate in his chest.
He dipped his head to where his mouth was right by my ear.
"Bella, the last 5 months without you have been a complete and total hell for me. I swear to you, I will never leave you again unless you tell me to leave and never come back. I will never fail you again." He whispered.
With each word I wanted to hold him tighter and have him in every sense of the word.
The only thing stopping me was the little nudger who was suddenly reminding us she was there.
I laughed as we broke the embrace.
"Apparently she already wants all the attention on her." I joked
Suddenly I heard the bell ring signaling that lunch was over.
I groaned and didn't want to let go of his hand.
He smiled and stroked my cheek.
"It's ok, go to class and I will wait for you after school. Just look for my Volvo." He said as we walked to the door.
"You swear you'll be there?" I asked still not wanting to let go.
He tucked a bit of my hair behind my ear and looked at me with a serious look on his face.
"I swear to you, Bella Swan, I WILL be in the parking lot to take you home after school today." He said.
I nodded and kissed him one more time before heading off to my next class.
In history class I rushed to sit next to Alice.
"Alice! He's here." I said as I sat down.
"Yes, I know." was all she said.
I looked at her confused.
"Yes, I actually knew before you even got up this morning." She said as she took out her book.
"And why didn't you tell me?" I asked getting upset.
"Because as soon as I saw him hit the city limits he sent me a thought that I was sworn to secrecy. He wanted it to be a surprise. And I knew better then to disagree with him." She said with a smile on his face.
"Oh, ok you're forgiven." I said with a smile as the class started.
I didn't think it was possible for the day to go any slower. But it did. Especially the last class of the day. Every minute felt like an hour.
Finally the final bell rang.
I rushed to my locker and grabbed my books for my homework and my coat before rushing out the door.
True to his word Edward was there waiting for me leaning against his Volvo. I threw my stuff into his car and was about to hug him when he got slammed by the little pixie.
They were both laughing and happy to see the other and I didn't want to get in the way of that so I just leaned against the car.
"Thank you for keeping my secret lil sis." He said as she finally let him go.
"It wasn't easy you know. She's been dragging around like a sad lonely puppy all day since I wouldn't tell her anything." Alice said with a smile on her face.
I would have argued but I knew that it was true so I just buried my face in my hair.
After we all stood around and talked for about a half hour suddenly Edward stood up.
"Well, I need to get Bella home. I know Charlie is going to want to talk to me." He said as he pulled out his car keys.
"Charlie? You want to talk to Charlie tonight?!" I asked.
I had just gotten him back. Now he wanted Charlie to kill him?!
He just laughed and wrapped his arms around me.
"It's all going to be ok." He said as he kissed my head.
"Well, I gotta go buy some groceries for the house so tell Charlie I'll be there around dinner ok Bella?" Alice said as she walked to her car.
"OK." I said as I got into Edwards' car.
I held his hand and didn't let go the whole ride home.
As soon as we got home I did my homework as Edward sat and watched the evening news.
I finished my homework just as I heard the cruiser pull in.
I ran into the living room to see Edward still casually sitting on the couch.
I sat down next to him.
"Edward, I know you want to talk to him, but PLEASE wait until he hangs up his gun." I pleaded.
He just smiled, took my hand and kissed it.
"Don't worry love, everything will be fine." He said.
I then heard the door open as Charlie walked in.
After a few minutes he started walking into the living room.
"Hey Bells how was your day?" He asked as he reached the door way.
"Pretty good. But dad, there's something I gotta tell you." I said nervously.
"What's that?" He asked as he started to turn to see me and Edward.
Suddenly he saw Edward and his face dropped.
"Um, Edward's back." I said nervously.
Edward let go of my hand and stood up.
"Chief Swan, I know I messed up big time and it will take a long time to earn your trust back but I swear to you and to Bella I will do whatever it takes to show you both that I want to redeem myself. And I already know about the baby and I have sworn to Bella I will be there for her every step of the way. I already regret missing what I have and don't want to miss anymore of my child's life. Please sir, give me a second chance." He said almost pleading.
Charlie sat down and thought for a moment.
Then he spoke.
"Edward, it's going to take a LONG time for me to trust you again. You understand that right?" He said looking at him.
"Yes sir, and I'm willing to do whatever I can as long as it takes." Edward replied.
Charlie stood up and said "Ok Edward. I'll give you another chance."
"Thank you sir." Edward said as he shook Charlie's hand.
"So where are you staying Edward?" Charlie asked as he settled down to watch the game.
"Well, actually the hospital has begged my dad to come back to work so we'll be moving back into our old house." He replied.
Charlie just nodded.
About an hour later Alice showed up with the groceries. Edward said he had to get home to help his family unpack but he'd pick me up tomorrow.
As I hugged him he whispered "Don't worry, I'll be back later tonight. I love you."
After dinner I went upstairs to find Edward sitting on my bed.
He sat there and looked so relaxed as I checked my e-mails and sent one to my mom.
After I turned off my computer I turned around and grabbed my pajamas.
I walked over, kissed him, and said "I'll be right back. I'm just gonna go get ready for bed."
He nodded and I shut the door behind me.
As I put my jeans on the counter I heard my cell hit the counter.
I pulled it out and dialed a familiar number.
After 4 rings it went to voicemail.
"Hey it's Jacob. Can't get to the phone right now. Leave a message and I'll get back to you."
I waited for the tone.
"Jake, it's Bella. Look, I know you're upset but please call me so I can explain. I miss talking to you. Please, call me."
After I brushed my hair, got it into a ponytail I went back into my bedroom.
I had to laugh when I saw him.
He was reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting".
"Interesting read?" I asked as I put my clothes into the hamper and sat next to him on the bed.
He put the book on my side table and opened his arms for me to crawl into.
"I'm just trying to understand what you're going through." He said as he started to rub my belly.
"You've been going through so much and I just want to know what our baby's doing in there." He explained looking into my eyes.
We just sat there enjoying each other's company. I still pinched myself a couple of times to make sure I wasn't dreaming. But if it was a dream I didn't want to wake up.
Suddenly he asked me something.
"So when did you find out the baby's a girl?"
"Actually I'll find out next week at my appointment. But I'm pretty sure it's a girl. I've kinda known since the beginning." I explained.
Suddenly he leaned down and kissed my stomach.
Speaking to the baby he said to my stomach "Boy or girl, I love you already my precious child."
I felt the tears start to form in my eyes. I tried to stifle the sniffle I had but he heard it.
He immediately took my face in his hands.
"Baby, what's wrong?" He asked very concerned.
"Nothing Edward. I'm just so happy." I explained as I put my hand on his cheek.
We shared a passionate kiss that was starting to turn into something a lot deeper but I had to stop us.
"Edward, I can't right now. Because of the baby." I explained.
"It's ok love, I understand." He said.
He saw me stifle the yawn I knew was coming.
He laid us down and whispered in my ear "Sleep, I'll be here all night. I'll still be here when you wake up."
He then started to rub my belly.
"I love both of you girls." he said.
"We love you too." I whispered as I weaved my hand in with his.
I fell asleep on Cloud 9 that night. This was by far the BEST Valentine's day EVER.
YAY! Edward's home! Now we just gotta see of Jacob will stop being a jerk. What do my readers think?