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Reviewer: mountainlion718 (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 05:47 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

he almost killed me cause it was like he was making love to her for the last time since he thought she would leave once he told her. i totally got her reaction, anybody would need to clear their head 1st but i was happy when she said she was going to go back and fight for him:D why did Irina have to be a bitch from the get go with the flavor of the month comment. she just came to start trouble, she knew he just got home, she knew he was with Bella, spiteful bitch! can't wait to see how they will handle this!

Author's Response:

Yeah, that was pretty sad, right? That's exactly what I was going for, and it broke me in pieces to write it :(

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: fanficfanVic (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 04:11 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

much more mature than I would have been at 20, but she is right it is his decision and then they go from there. Nice little freak out in the middle there too lol

Author's Response:

It is his decision yes, and she is ready to support him in it. She just needs to learn that things will change. And she will :)

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: Dark Angel723 (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 11:33 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Best chapter ever...

Author's Response:

so happy you enjoyed the chapter! It hasn't been the favourite of a few :P

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: debr (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 10:07 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

wow....love the chapter and love this story



Author's Response:

so glad you loved the update :)

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: sr2011 (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 08:50 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Of course she's pregnant!!! Ugh! Edward should have known bella was more mature than that! Her feelings may be hurt but its before her time!!!! Hmmmmmm cant wait to see how this turns out!!!! 



Author's Response:

Yeah, he "has a bad habit of underestimating her." :P

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: twilightlover127 (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 08:00 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

ughhh this is why you don't sleep with pastgirlfriends!!!!!!!!!!!!! mer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! well in the case that edward decides to keep the babyw ill bella take on being the baby's mother and will the baby come out looking like edward with no signs of any Irina in the baby????????



Author's Response:

LOL! I know, right? Silly men :P

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: elsiemanville (Signed) · Date: January 12, 2013 03:20 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Looking forward to more happy, lemony chapters! Like the story a lot.

Author's Response:

There's some citrus in ch31 ;)

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: xXCicadaXx (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 09:12 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

I'm so glad you didn't cut it off... Very tricky you!! (shakes finger ;)

I'm sort of on the fence with this one cause well ...babies-children are wonderful. But Bella is right to worry because if she chooses to stay with him - there's no way she can simply stay on the sidelines be the girlfriend and not a mom to a baby especially if there's no mom in the picture. Dad-baby are a package deal. Also with his traveling etc,. who will watch the baby? I think it's a little unrealistic to think that they can live separate lives while having a baby and living under the same roof. Normally I'm a serial lurker :)) but I just felt like I needed to weigh in. I've been there and while it is rewarding to be part of an instant family it's so very tough especially with Bella being only 20 (I was 18 at the time). I commend her for wanting to stand by her man and her maturity. I hope Edward makes the best decision while keeping in mind that this will change everything... either decision. 



Author's Response:

LMAO! I love that a few people comment on the AN. It's awesome :P

Yes, Bella seems to be acting mature, but a little naive. This isn't an oversight, she's just still trying to come to terms with it. She's only just found out and can't be expected to have her mind change like that in such a short amount of time.

I've lived this, almost exactly, so I know what's going through her mind. When I was 19, I was dating my now-husband (this was 12 years ago). He had a 6 month old daughter who I adored, but one night, about two months into our relationship, there was a knock on his door, and another ex introduced him to his 3-year-old son. We were both stunned. It was rough at first, but we talked and adjusted. It took me a little longer than him, but now I can't imagine my life without any of them. I love my stepkids as much as I love the two boys my husband and I share :)

So I know, like you, what this is like. I'm not out to make this an impossible and angsty situation, just one that could--and does--happen in the real world. Even if this is fiction.

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: ChannyMaddy (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 07:20 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Wow! I was wondering if something like that would happen. Can't wait for the next update!



Author's Response:

Ch31 is with the betas now. Shouldn't be long for an update :)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: SexyCanI (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 06:39 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Good Chapter My Ewdard needs a hug, poor baby thats a tough chose to make it easy to believe that the unborn baby should come first but he is afraid, he has finally found love and he is petrified, can't wait for more



Author's Response:

He does need a hug. I think Bella's going to take care of that in the next chapter ;)

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: mrs_rsmith_thecure (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 03:57 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

decisions decisions! *.*



Author's Response:

HAHA! It's funny you would say that... it's the title of ch31!!! LMAO!

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: lauralyes (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 03:10 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

This story is great. I did not see that coming at all. I hope Edward keeps it. Cant wait for the next chapter. Thanks

Author's Response:

I'm so glad you're enjoying the turn of events. It's not the favourite of a few ;)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: michellea71 (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 02:34 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

But how can she live with him, support him, be his "love," but NOT be a mom if he decides to keep the baby?  Wonder how she expects to work that one out....



Author's Response:

all excellent points--but not something I've overlooked, don't worry ;) There's a natural progression to work through, and just because she says she's not ready *now* doesn't mean she won't be ready soon. She's only known about this for 3 hours. You can't expect her to go from oblivious to ready in that timeframe ;)

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: ash0032001 (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 02:33 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

No matter how much he plans for the baby to be his responsibility.. Bella will def. takd on care resonsibilities, and bond with a baby... no more normal pre-kids relationship / dating freedom.

 



Author's Response:

you're exactly right. This is not an oversight, but there needs to be a natural progression. I've lived this, to a degree, so I plan to make this new transition in their lives as realistic as possible. She thinks she's acting maturely, but she's a bit naive. She's known about this for a few hours, so she's still in shock ;) They need to work through it together and communicate--that's the biggest thing.

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: Piracyistheonlyoption (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 02:27 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Oh geez, I had a small heartattack when you cut off in the middle, haha! I'm so glad Bella reacted maturely and didn't flip out, not that she would but I'm glad she didn't.  I'm very excited to see EPOV of next chapter, that will be interesting, especially the whole convo with Irina! Oh, and the whole Bella walking in on Alice in lingerie, great! Can't wait for the next chapter!

Author's Response:

HAHA! I love that everyone thought that AN was real :P

And Bella walking in on Alice had to happen. I mean, come on. It's the foundation of her life--walking in on people :P

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: appletini (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 01:29 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

I may get hate for this.... but it seems that abortion may be the way to go on this. Irina does not want a child and is ready to give it up with no problem. Edward just got into a reltionship with Bella, and she is so young. She is not ready to be anyone's mother, which she would eventually become if Edward decided to keep the baby (later on, maybe even resentment toward him?). This would cause a lot of strain on everyone involved. But, you are the author, and it is up to you to do what you feel is best, baby or no baby in the picture.



Author's Response:

You're not the only one to feel this way, so I don't think you'll get hate for it. At least you won't from me :) I'm pro-choice on that point, anyway (except in the case of using it as birth control, obviously).

I think a lot of readers have to remember that, yes, she's not ready, but we can't expect her to go from oblivious to ready to be a mom in just a few short hours. She'll need time if this is what they choose to do. It can be done though. I was 19 when I met my now-husband. He had a 6 month old daughter who I adored, and a few months into our relationship another ex showed up unannounced with his 3-year-old son. We were stunned, but we talked about it and welcomed into our lives. It was rough to transition, but we've made it 12 years now :) It's not how one sees their life going, for sure, but I can't imagine it any other way now. I have so much love for those two kids--just as much as I do for the two boys we share :D

It doens't have to be an impossible situation, and I wouldn't make it one. I plan to resolve this and let their relationship evolve in a realistic (at least to me since I've gone through it) way ;)

 

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: MichelleHope (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 01:05 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Hurry & post Edward's POV!!



Author's Response:

It's with the betas now!! Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: apriln (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 12:44 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

I was kind of thinking that Irina wouldnt want the baby, I wonder what Edwards going to do, cant wait to find out.



Author's Response:

Yeah, I wanted to go in a direction that wasn't overdone in the "pregnant-ex" field. So, her waiving her rights seemed the way to go ;)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: lilygirl88 (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 12:25 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

Before the second part of the chapter I would have said Edward was a dumb ass for not telling her during the trip. I get he didnt want to ruin it but he did by hiding something from her. I was so relieved she didnt runaway and acted like an adult and talked it out with him. I'm glad Irina will be signing over parental right if he does decide he want to keep the baby. I can't wait and see what he decides to do and how it will change his and Bella's relationship.

Author's Response:

Yes, he was a dumbass. I couldn't agree more. He did have his reasons though, even if he didn't realize that no matter what he did--tell her or keep it from her--he was taking something away from the vacation. Men! haha.

It was important that I didn't "cliche" this story up with Bella running off like a child. I needed her to grow as a character. She'd been hurt in the past by a boyfriend, and Edward has been trying to build up her self-confidence. Any growth she's done in 30 chapters would have been ruined if I had her storm off like a toddler ;)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: GIJoesWife (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 12:14 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

I love this!!! I'm glad that she's being supportive of Edward but honest at the same time. I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. PMS



Author's Response:

Every time I see I have a "new review," I get scared. I am happy to report, however, that 90% of them have been happy and supportive of where this story is headed, so THANK YOU. I've had my fair share of unhappy reviews, but I knew I would going into it--it doesn't make me less afraid to read them ;P

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: twilightmomct (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 12:04 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

So I guess this means Edward is the father? no doubts? I'm not a huge fan of abortion but it seems like that's the direction they're heading 



Author's Response:

I will not be going the direction of abortion. I'm pro-choice (not as a form of birth control, however) but it's far too touchy a subject, even for fic--yes, I've gone there before, but it was something that was done in the past and not something I would ever write about when it comes to making that choice. you know?

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: Bella_Cullen884 (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 12:01 PM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

I laughed at your A/N2. Okay, not a first, but a second later, I did. It was evil and I loved it!

I'm glad that Bella finally found out the truth and is going to stay and support him. I knew she would though. :)

So Irina will be gone after the baby is born...that's good. I just wonder what Edward's plan is.

I'm looking forward to your next update!



Author's Response:

LMFAO! Yeah, I've only had one complaint about the fake-out. Everyone else seemed to think it was funny after a minute of reflection. haha!

I'm so happy that you enjoyed the update. I knew it would be a touchy subject for most readers, but it's the way it is. I didn't want to draw out the drama for too damn long, you know? It's time for them to work with this obstacle and learn how to incorporate it into their lives. Like normal people would anything else that's new in their lives :)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: silvaneous (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 11:55 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

i'm glad u didn't go on for many chapters with the angst =)



Author's Response:

No. This isn't an angsty story, so I couldn't do that to you. It was important to test the foundation of their relationship (sure, in an extreme way, but this is what can happen in real life--I'm proof of it), but I didn't want to draw it out. I want to watch them grow and accept this while getting back to the way their relationship used to be--fun and romantic :)

Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: RandyWriter (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 11:49 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

That was a bit unexpected I guess. I figured Irina to be a lot different. Bella is s mature, it's great ! Can't believe has it all figured out in her head. I can see Edward as a dad, but unsure how it will affect Bella and Edward's relationship. I'm sure they can handle it, and it does show how real life can be, so it will be a fun ride, lol. Great story! Fantastic ...quick update! Can't wait for more!!! Xoxo

Author's Response:

Yeah, I'm not trying to villainize Irina. She's not all bad, you know? Bella is acting as maturely as she can for a girl who *just* learned that her boyfriend may have knocked a woman up. Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

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xoxo

AG1981

Reviewer: twilightcougar (Signed) · Date: January 11, 2013 10:53 AM · On: Chapter 30. Snapping Back to Reality

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Author's Response:

yeah, this seems to be the popular concensus. Thanks for reading! Here's your teaser:

 

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I invite my parents over for coffee Saturday afternoon when Bella’s working. I’m nervous as hell to tell them that they’re going to be grandparents, but Bella is sure to remind me that they don’t seem like the type that will be upset. 

 

“They might need time like I did to wrap their heads around it all, but they’ll be ecstatic,” she’d told me before they’d arrived. I’d assumed Bella would make an excuse to get out of the house while I told them, but I was surprised to find out she’d planned on showing her support by staying close by.

 

When the doorbell rings, Bella runs off to the kitchen to prepare the tea and coffee, and I usher my parents into the living room.

 

“Where’s Bella?” my mother asks brightly.

 

“Um, getting the coffee,” I explain, clearing my throat as they take a seat on the sofa. 

 

They watch me expectantly as I stand before them, and I decide to just tell them. Stalling in an effort to figure out the best way to deliver this news caused problems for Bella and me, and I wasn’t going to repeat that mistake again.

 

I take a deep breath. “So, the reason I asked you both here wasn’t just to have coffee,” I confess, wringing my hands in front of me.

 

“Oh, dear,” my mother says, reaching for Dad’s hand. “What’s happened?”

 

“Um . . . well . . . You’re, uh . . . You’re going to be grandparents.” They’re eyes go wide simultaneously, but I don’t see anger there, only excitement.

 

Bella appears just then, holding a tray with the coffee and teapots on it, and when my parents notice my focus shift to her, they’re on their feet and turning around.

 

Mom quickly takes the try and hands it off to my dad before wrapping her arms around Bella, pinning her arms to her sides. “Oh, this is so amazing—I mean, a little soon, sure, but you two were just meant to be together.”

 

“Oh, this is awkward” Bella groans, bringing her arms up as much as possible to pat my mom’s back. “Esme, no.” She looks to me for help, and I step forward.

 

“Mom, Bella’s not pregnant,” I amend, my voice low and rough.

 

Mom releases Bella, looks to Dad, and then to me. “I’m confused,” she says.

 

“Irina,” I croak. “Irina’s pregnant.”

 

---

 

xoxo

AG1981

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