A/N: Stephenie Meyer owns all things Twilight. I just borrow the characters. I promise to give them back. :)
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Chapter 6 –Auntie Alice
The morning of Edward and Matt's meeting dawned early. At six o'clock there was a small body in my bed, nudging me awake.
"Mommy!" Matt whisper shouted. "When is Daddy coming over?"
I groaned and rolled over, glancing at the clock before looking up at my son's excited face. "Buddy, it's six o'clock in the morning. Daddy isn't coming over until after he gets off of work at four."
My heart almost broke when his face dropped. "Oh, okay." He said dejectedly and laid down next to me.
"Oh, sweetie," I pulled him close to my body and he nuzzled my shoulder. "It's not that he doesn't want to see you sooner. He just has to work."
Matt furrowed his brows in confusion. "But . . . you don't have to work in the summer. So, why does he?"
I smiled and tickled his stomach a little to get the frown off his face. "Well, I'm a teacher and there's no school in the summer so there's no work for me to do. Daddy is a doctor and there are always sick people that need help."
His face brightened. "Daddy's a doctor? Like Dr. Cheney who did my stitches?" he asked in awe.
I nodded. "He is, in fact he and Dr. Cheney are good friends."
"That's so cool." He whispered in admiration.
Matt and I got ourselves up and dressed by seven o'clock and made our way downstairs to make breakfast. Angela was already sitting at the kitchen table, dressed in light green scrubs and eating a large blueberry muffin while reading the morning paper.
"'Morning, Auntie Angie!" Matt chirped and hopped up on the chair next to her. "You have to work today?"
Angela nodded. "Today's my first day."
"Do you know what department in the hospital they're going to have you work in?" I asked her as I started making pancakes on the stove top.
"Nope," said Angela. "For the next couple weeks they're going to rotate me around the departments so I can choose which I like best."
"Are you going to work with my Daddy?"
Both Angela and I whipped our heads to look at Matt.
Man, my kid is sharp!
Angela looked at me for what to say, all I could do was shrug.
"Uh, I don't know, buddy." She managed to stutter out. "I'll have to see when I get there today."
"Okay," Matt nodded and turned around in his seat and pulled one of his comic books that happened to be sitting on the table towards him.
Angela and I exchanged quick glances before I turned back to the pancakes and she gathered her belongings.
"Alright!" She announced. "I'm headed to work! Someone's gotta bring home the money to feed the growing boy." She kissed the top of Matt's head as he laughed.
"Good luck!" I called to her as she disappeared out the front door.
After Matt and I had a breakfast of fruit salad and delicious pancakes, if I do say so myself, and found ourselves with not much to do.
As I cleaned the dishes, Matt read his comic book. "So, what do you want to do today, buddy?" I asked him.
"I thought I was seeing Daddy today?" He asked me, his brows knitted together in concern.
"You are," I hurried to reassure him. "I meant what do you want to do before that?"
He shrugged. "I don't know. Maybe we could watch a movie and go somewhere later? Is there a park here?"
I nodded. "That sounds good, bud. There's a park around the corner from the house, actually."
So that's exactly what we did. We watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Matt's favorite movie, before fixing ourselves grilled cheese sandwiches for an early lunch and setting out for the park.
The park was only a quick five minute walk from our house. I slipped my sunglasses over my eyes as the bright sun beat down on us as we reached the park gate. I gave Matt one last reminder to play nice with the other kids and don't talk to strangers before showing him where I'll be sitting and letting him go play.
I smiled as he ran towards the slide on the playground. He was such a good kid, rarely ever argues with me.
I walked across the playground and sat down on the bench that I pointed out to Matt minutes ago. Id only been on the bench for a few minutes when I heard, "Bells? Is that you?"
I turned to see none other than Alice Cullen walking towards me from the sidewalk, her arms laden with shopping bags.
"I thought that was you! Edward told me you were home." She said as she set her shopping bags on the ground by the bench and pulled me up and into a bone crushing hug. "I've missed you." She whispered as she squeezed me.
"Missed you too, Ali," I sighed and squeezed her back. And I did miss her. Alice was the closest thing I ever had to a sister.
She released me and sat down beside me on the bench. I reflexively glanced around, checking to see that Matt was okay, and smiled when I saw him on the swings.
"He really does look a lot like Ed as a kid."
I gasped and whirled around to look at her. Alice was smiling as she watched Matt on the swings. She nodded when she met my questioning stare. "Yeah, he told me about Matthew."
We were both quiet for a minute. I didn't know what to say, should I apologize for not telling her too?
"He's really excited, you know," Alice spoke up. I looked at her curiously, having no idea what she was talking about. "Edward, I mean," she clarified. "About Matt, about being a dad."
I nodded. "Matt's pretty excited too," I told her with a chuckle. "He woke me up at six o'clock this morning asking when his daddy is coming over."
"That's so cute!" Alice squealed as she settled more comfortably back on the bench.
I turned to her, still keeping my eyes on my son now in the sandbox. "So what has everyone been up to these past years?" I asked.
"Well," Alice began. "Emmett and Rose got married after they graduated."
I gasped and smiled. "That's so great!" I exclaimed. "I knew they were perfect for each other."
Alice nodded. "They have a little girl, Lilly, she's two. Mom and Dad are pretty much the same, Dad is Chief of Medicine at the hospital now and Mom still has her studio downtown"
"What about you, Ali?"
She grinned. "I'm engaged!" she squealed and held out her left hand.
I gasped and grabbed her hand, looking down at the gorgeous diamond ring on her third finger. "Oh, Ali, it's beautiful! Who's the lucky guy?"
She blushed. "His name is Jasper Whitlock. I met him at UW, he was a junior when I was a freshman."
"That's so great, Ali. I'm happy for you." I squeezed her hand and smiled at her. "What did you end up doing with yourself?"
"I'm a teacher at Forks Elementary, first grade."
"You're kidding!" I gasped, laughing to myself. "I'm the other first grade teacher! I just got the job!"
Alice squealed again. "Oh my god! This is going to be so fun! The woman that had the job before you was such a bitch. Now we can do class projects together!"
I laughed. "Yeah, that would be fun." A thought suddenly occurred to me. "Oh! Matt's going to be in your class in the fall."
She smiled. "That's exciting, my nephew in my class."
Alice and I chatted for a few more minutes before she sighed and checked her watch. "I'd better get going. It's almost three and I have a doctor's appointment at three-thirty."
"Wow, it's already that late?" I asked in amazement. "We'd better get home. Matt!" I called and my son came running a minute later. "Sorry, bud, but we gotta head home now."
"Okay," He nodded and glanced over at Alice. "Mommy," he whispered. "Who is she?" he gestured to Alice.
I chuckled. "It's okay, buddy. This is your Aunt Alice, she's Daddy's sister."
Matt's face morphed into a smile as he looked up at Alice. "Oh, hi, Aunt Alice." He waved up at her and held his hand out for a shake.
Alice looked at me, asking me if he was serious. I nodded. I wasn't kidding, he really is a tiny thirty year old.
Alice laughed and shook his head. "It's nice to meet you, Matt. I would stay and get to know you better but I really have to go." She gave me a quick hug and a kiss on the cheek and one last wave to Matt as she walked back out of the park and back to the sidewalk.
I took Matt's hand and we made it back to our house less than ten minutes later, Matt telling me all the way about how much fun he had at the park. Once we got back to the house, I made him a quick snack and set him up with some coloring in his bedroom. After he was set, I finished unpacking the kitchen.
I must have lost track of time because before I knew it, the doorbell rang. I dropped the dishtowel I was holding on the counter and hurried to the front door, pulling it open quickly.
Edward stood on the front porch, looking very nervous in dark jeans and a dark blue t-shirt, his hair slightly damp. "Uh, hi, Bella."
"Hey, Edward," I smiled and held the door open for him to come inside. "How are you?"
He raked his hand through his hair. "A little nervous," he said with a chuckle.
"Don't be," I assured him. "He's really excited to meet you."
Edward smiled. "I'm excited to meet him too."
I heard Matt's door open just then and the sound of his footsteps running down the upstairs hallway and starting down the stairs. He appeared at the bottom of the stairs a second later and froze.
I sucked in a breath as the room fell absolutely silent.
Please let this go well, please let this go well . . . I begged whoever was listening up there.
Matt suddenly grinned his father's lopsided grin after a minute before launching himself off the bottom step and towards Edward.
Edward thankfully had the sense to catch him at the last second and pulled him into his arms.
Matt's arms went around Edward's neck, closed his eyes and rested his head on Edward's shoulder before whispering, just loud enough for me to hear across the room,
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