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posted by groovychicklisa
I was at Bella's place, playing Candy Land with her and Lily, when Carlisle called to tell me that he had bought the old house. It had only been a week since our trip to Forks.

"What?" I asked in astonishment.

"Your mother and I have been talking about getting a place close to Seattle anyway, so we can visit all of you easier." He explained. "When you told me about the house being for sale, it felt like a sign."

"That's great, dad." I had no doubt that he and Esme would be spending a lot of time in Forks. Emmett had even mentioned that he and Rosalie had talked about moving back to the area, and...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Confrontations and Explanations


"Alice." I couldn't say that I was surprised to see her, but I had hoped that I would have at least a little more time to prepare myself for this conversation.

"Can I come in?" She raised her eyebrows at me, and I realized that I was blocking the door.

I couldn't very well ask her to come back later, when I'd had a chance to think through what I would say to her, so I sighed.

"Sure, come on in."

I stepped aside and she glided past me into the apartment.

"I suppose you understand why I'm here." There was an edge to her voice that I didn't recognize.

"Do you mind...
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posted by groovychicklisa
New Beginnings

"Are you sure?" Renée asked, her eyes wide, continuing before I had a chance to answer. "Charlie!" This was called in the direction of the living room.

"No, I'm not sure, that's why I said 'I'm not sure'." I replied dryly.

"Did it feel like the false labor pains?"

I shook my head.

"Definitely not."

"What're you yelling about?" Charlie asked grumpily, coming into the kitchen. By the sound that was still coming from the television, we had interrupted a baseball game.

"Bella's in labor."

He just stood there for a moment, mouth slightly ajar and a vacant expression in his eyes.

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posted by groovychicklisa
My nerves started acting up during the week that followed. Though Doctor Jamieson had told me that most first time mothers went over the due date, I still analyzed every feeling. I had experienced some Braxton Hicks contractions over the past month or so, but Doctor Jamieson had assured me that I would know when the real thing started.

May eleventh came – and went – and still no baby.

"The doctor did say to expect this." Charlie pointed out that Friday, three days after my due date.

"I know." I grumbled, rubbing my back. "I was just hoping that I had passed on my punctuality."

"You weren't...
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posted by groovychicklisa
When I got home, Charlie, Renée and Phil were just sitting down to have dinner, and I joined them.

"Hey dad, I wanted to talk to you about something." I said as I put some salad on my plate. Charlie insisted that I have vegetables with every meal. He was the one who told me what I could and couldn't eat, and also made sure I followed the "rules". Which was why I always went to Angela's for ice cream. Nowhere had I found anything to indicate that I shouldn't eat ice cream – I'd even asked Doctor Jamieson, who had said that it was fine – but Charlie insisted that too much sugar wasn't good....
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posted by groovychicklisa
Finally, it was December nineteenth, and I was free from the stares and whispers for two glorious weeks. Renée and Phil flew up the day before Christmas Eve; I was looking forward to all of us spending the holidays together for the first time.

"Look at you!" Renée exclaimed as Charlie and I met them at the airport in Port Angeles. She pulled me into a bone breaking hug. "You've really got that pregnancy glow going. Hi Charlie." I heard Charlie mumble a greeting in return behind me.

"I know." I hugged her back tightly.

Angela had told me the same thing a couple of weeks earlier, but I had insisted...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Gossip and Butterflies

"Come on in." Angela opened the door before I had finished knocking, and ushered me inside the house quickly. "Let me see."

I gave her the picture from the ultrasound, and she studied it in silence for a moment, her eyes wide in astonishment.

"Wow. It actually looks like a baby!" She exclaimed, giving the photo back to me.

"I know, it caught me completely by surprise. I thought it would look like a peanut or something." I carefully placed the picture between two pages of a book in my bag, not wanting to ruin it. Charlie had another copy, and we'd gotten one to send to Renée...
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posted by groovychicklisa

I woke up the next morning feeling thoroughly rested for the first time in several weeks. I was surprised that the nightmares had left me alone, considering my state of mind when I had gone to bed. I had expected my subconscious to deal with my inner turmoil while I slept, but my dreams had been unusually peaceful and non-meaningful. Normal. Just flashes of memories, colors, places, that held no threat.

I walked into the kitchen to find that Charlie had made breakfast. Granted, it was only a ham sandwich, a bowl of cereal and a glass of orange juice, but he had tried. I felt tears...
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posted by groovychicklisa
I decided that I'd might as well head over to Newton's that afternoon after school. The store was empty except for a couple who was looking at tents at the back, and Mrs. Newton welcomed me with a smile and a concerned hug.

"Hello, dear. I do hope you're feeling better."

I didn't know exactly what Charlie had told her when I hadn't come in to work, but she didn't seem to need an explanation, and I was grateful for that.

"Mike said that I should stop by to work out a schedule. And thank you so much for letting me stay on, it's really nice of you."

"Of course, dear. We all have our rough spots, don't...
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posted by groovychicklisa

"Leaving? What do you mean you're leaving?" I could hardly get the words out, my insides felt like ice.

"I mean that we're moving away from Forks. Carlisle has gotten a job offer that he couldn't refuse." He avoided my eyes as he spoke, looking at the floor, the walls, out the window. Anywhere but at me.


I tried to wrap my mind around what he was saying, but couldn't get the words to make any sense. He didn't continue as I unsuccessfully tried to grasp the situation.

"When?" I finally asked.


That's when I got mad.

"What? What the hell Edward?" And then it hit me. "You've known...
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posted by groovychicklisa
After our shopping trip to Port Angeles, Angela and I had set up a weekly "date" so as not to fall out of touch during the summer. Every Thursday, we'd go to Port Angeles to see a movie, or we'd hang out at Angela's or my place and order pizza or do something else. One weekend, we even went to Seattle with Edward, Alice and Jasper to visit Rosalie and Emmett and look at their new apartment.

"Do you want to see a movie, or head over to Bella Rosa and just hang?" Angela asked one day as we were walking down East First Street.

"Is there anything good playing that we haven't already seen?" I wondered....
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posted by groovychicklisa
I was woken up by the sun shining in through the window the following morning. I squeezed my eyes shut against the light, and snuggled into Edward's chest under the covers.

"Morning." He mumbled sleepily, placing a kiss on the top of my head.


"Did you sleep well?"

"Better than I have in a long time." I smiled.

"Me too." He turned onto his side, pulling me up a little so that we were eye to eye. "That's better." He kissed me softly, and I pressed myself closer to him, throwing one leg across his hip.

"Mmm." I deepened the kiss, and our tongues danced together.

His hand traveled around my...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Edward picked me up at eight the following morning, since we had a bit of a walk ahead of us.

"Got comfy shoes on?" He asked as I got into the car.

"My favorite sneakers." I replied.

"Good." He pulled out of the driveway and headed north on the one-oh-one, CCR's Have you ever seen the rain on the stereo. After a while, we turned onto the one-ten, and drove until it turned into a small, dirt road. He stopped, and I could see a hiking trail disappear into the woods ahead of us.

We got out of the car, and he pulled two backpacks from the trunk, handing one of them to me.

"This one's only got a couple...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Valentine's Day

The following two weeks passed almost in a blur. Time didn't seem to behave the way it usually did when I was with Edward. Sometimes it would jump ahead – big chunks of time seemed to be just disappearing – and sometimes it would pass by almost impossibly slowly.

He picked me up in the morning and walked me to English before heading off for his own classes. Then he'd usually meet me after Math and we'd go to the cafeteria together – Angela and I had become a regular fixture at the Cullen/Hale table. After lunch, we'd head to Biology where we would spend the entire hour not...
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posted by groovychicklisa
"I think we're supposed to turn off to the right up there, just before that big tree." I pointed ahead. "The road's a little difficult to spot."

"A little difficult." Charlie grumbled as he turned onto the road leading up to the Cullens' house. "It barely even qualifies as a road."

He had complained a little when I told him I was having lunch with the Cullens, but I managed to appease him by promising I would make his favorite dinner that night.

"Are you sure this is the right way?" He now asked doubtfully.

"Yes, dad. I know it looks like the middle of nowhere, but it's really not." Just as I finished...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Music and Memories

Charlie had left by the time I got up the next morning; he was fishing with Billy again, and probably wouldn't be back until late. I did the homework that had to be done by Monday and cleaned the house, but it was still barely noon by the time I had finished. Edward hadn't said when he would call, so when the phone rang a few minutes later, I almost fell down the stairs in my hurry to get to it.

"Hello?" I answered breathlessly.

"Hi honey!"

I let out a slightly disappointed sigh; mom.

"Hey mom." I started twirling the chord around my finger, hoping this wouldn't turn out to be...
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posted by groovychicklisa
– First Date

Edward picked me up in the Camaro on Monday morning. I was surprised, since Alice had told me that he didn't like to drive it to school."Good morning." I greeted as I got into the passenger seat."Morning." He offered me a smile that I returned."I must say I'm surprised." He gave me a quizzical look, and I hurried to explain. "I was expecting the Volvo.""Ah." He chuckled. "Alice.""She might have mentioned something along the line of you not wanting to drive this car to school because of careless teenagers." I blushed a little. I hadn't meant to rat Alice out like that."It's fine,...
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posted by groovychicklisa
."I've been wanting to ask you out all week, and Alice being Alice, of course figured that out. Disadvantage of having a twin." A smile twitched on his lips. "And then she pulled this. I'm sorry that she ambushed you."I had to contemplate what he had just said for a moment before I could say anything."You wanted to ask me out?" I eventually managed to get out."Well, yeah." He finally looked at me again. "I thought that was obvious.""Definitely not.""It was to Alice." He chuckled. "But then again, she knows me better than anyone." He looked down the street in the direction that Alice and Jasper...
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posted by Jessie-Louise

Dear Diary,
I am so happy that the whole family now knows,i'm going for my first scan today.
Jacob,Mom,Dad and Billy are coming with me.
I can't wait,until the second scan when I find out if my baby is a beautiful baby girl or baby boy.
Ella Marie Black or Justin Antony Black,there both perfect names for my child.
I still can't get over Billy Fainting last night,but at least he agrees with our decision.

Love Renesmee..x

Jacob and I got up and went downstairs for breakfast.
A nice bowl of cereal and a glass of fresh orange should do it.
Afterwards we went and got ready.
I Just chucked on a sweater and...
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posted by groovychicklisa
Hello ! I recently came accross this fanfiction and enjoyed it hope you like it
The New Kid In Town
My first day at Forks High School could probably have gotten off to a better start. When I arrived at the school, which hadn't been hard to find – mostly due to the fact that you couldn't get lost in a town with 3000 inhabitants even if you tried – I of course attracted all the attention that I desperately wanted to avoid.I blamed the truck. Not that I didn't like the ancient, at-some-point-red Chevy that Charlie, my dad, had bought me as a kind of 'welcome home present', but it was about...
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