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I stared at the case file in my hands thinking that this little girl went through the same thing I did. It was her father that wanted her. Not her mother. As soon as she was born, her mother walked out, leaving her father to care for her. To প্রণয় her. I had seen this case and asked for it myself because of my connection. I knew what this little girl was feeling not having a mother. Some how, this was supposed to be mine.
I sighed laying the file on my ডেস্ক and dialing the number written on a bright yellow tab.
"Hello?" The father's voice was smooth like velvet and sweet like honey.
"Is this Edward Cullen speaking?" I asked, only slightly studdering.
"This is he."
"Yes, this is Bella Swan. I am going to representing আপনি for your custody of your daughter Lily."
"Oh, hello. Thank আপনি so much for doing this. আপনি have no idea how much I appreciate this." He chuckled at the end.
"It is my pleaser Mr. Cullen." I smiled.
"Please, call me Edward." He corrected me.
"Well, Edward. I was wondering if there was anyway আপনি could meet with me this afternoon?" I had to meet this voice. Edward.
"Absolutly. My daughter get's out of school at 2:30. Would 3 this afternoon suit you?" He asked.
"It would be perfect." I flipped through my appointment book crossing out Jacob Blacks name. He could wait. "I will see আপনি at 3." I smiled into the phone.
"I will. Goodbye, Bella."
I set my phone into it's শৈশবাবস্থা and pressed page.
"Yes, Bella?" Alice my assistant answered.
"Alice, could আপনি please call Jacob Black and tell him I'm not able to meet with him this afternoon."
There was silence. "Alice?" My door suddenly opened and she was sitting in one of the black leather chair infront of my desk.
"You have never, and I mean never cancled. What's going on?" She was leaning so far over I expected her to fall foward and তীক্ষ্নভাবে her face on my ডেস্ক on her way down the the hardwood floor.
"I have something আরো importent that has come up." I shrugged and stood up smoothing my dress pants and standing infront of one of my large windows.
"Bella, I'm your sister. আপনি can tell me anything." She sighed and was suddenly standing beside of me. "Remember?" She asked holding up her pinky. "I, Mary Alice Swan, swear, that any secret is tucked away and নিরাপদ to the grave."
I smiled and rolled my eyes, wrapping my pinky around hers. "This case. It's like us." I told her. "This little girl Lilly Faith Cullen, her mother didn't want her and is left with her father, Edward Cullen."
"I understand this is very improtent for you, but that's not the only reason is it?" She asked. Her heels clicked as she walked back to the chair and sat down.
I sat back down in my own chair. "You know me to well for your own good Mary Alice."
"Isabella." She curled her nose.
"Okay, sorry." We both hated our full names. "No. No, that's not the only reason." I sighed and leaned foward. "I talked to Edward a few মিনিট ago. His voice is like hot honey."
Alice gasped and leaned foward again. "That's major for আপনি Bella."
"I konw. I have never in my life heard a mans voice so smooth, sweet and husky all at the same time. I'm glad I was sitting down অথবা আপনি would had to of come and mopped me up off the floor and into a bucket."
We both laughed and Emmett came bursting through the door. "I am in the mood to take my পছন্দ sisters to lunch. Who wants Mexican?"
"Leave it to Emmett to break the mood with food." Alice smiled and rolled her eyes, standing up. I guess it wasn't so bad working with your sibblings. Edward POV
I was glancing back at Lilly every so often, watching her play with her two new dolls. I had just picked her up from school so she was still in her uniform, her blond ringletts still in her blue plaid headband. She had gotten her hair color from her mother. I didn't even like to think of Tanya's name. Ugh. But she had my mother's curly hair and my green eyes and matching dimple. I was glad she looked আরো like me than..her.
"Daddy?" I heard her little voice in the back.
"Yes, Princess?" I glanced at her through the mirror, my eyes meeting hers.
"Is Miss Bella's work very far away?" She asked.
"No. It's right around this corner." I pointed as I turned. "See that tall builing?"
"That's where we are going." I pulled into and parking মহাকাশ and took my key out of the ignition.
"All the way up at the top?" She asked. Already out of her carseat, her face pressed against the cold glass window.
"Yup." We got out of the car and I held onto her hand.
A door man opened the door for us nodded at me and smiling down at Lilly, giving her a gracefull hello. Lilly beamed a hello back. So much like my mother.
I walked out of the elevator and opened the glass door with black letters printing "Swan Law Firm".
A small woman sitting behind a large চেরি wood ডেস্ক looked up at me, a smile wide across her face. "You muct be Edward Cullen." She stuck her hand out.
"Yes." I nodded taking her hand in mine.
"I'm Alice Cullen. It's nice to meet you." She let go of my hand and crouched down at Lilly's eye view. "And আপনি muct be the pretty Miss Lilly. I got something special for you." She grabbed a rather large lolly pop off the ডেস্ক and handed it to her.
"Thank you, Miss Alice!" Lilly smiled.
Alice laughed and stood up. "Well, you're very welcome Lilly. Just don't let Mr. Emmett see it. He loves suckers."
"I won't." Lilly smiled.
"I will tell Bella you're hear." Yes please. Alice smiled at me and called Bella on her phone.
"Edward Cullen is here to see you." She smiled and giggled a little. Must be and inside joke.
She hung up and sat back down. "You can go ahead. It's the last door down the hall. Bye Miss Lilly. It's was nice meeting you."
Lilly smiled back. "Bye."
I read the signs on the doors as I passed. The first a bathroom পরবর্তি and স্বর্ণ plac read "Emmett Cullen. Attorny at Law". The পরবর্তি was a full দেওয়াল of glass and a sign that read "Public Meeting Room". The last door at the very end of the hall read "Isabella Swan. Attorny at Law."
I smiled down at Lilly who smiled back assuringly and I knocked on the door. I was finally meeting a face to the bellous voice.
I heard the handel turn and the door opend reveling a slender woman. She looked to be about 23 অথবা 24. Her brown eyes where the same color as her long wavy hair. She smiled nad stuck out her hand just as Alice did. "Bella. It's nice to finally meet you, Edward."
I could only nodd and she bent down to Lilly. "Hello. আপনি must be Lilly. It's very nice to meet you."
"You're pretty, Miss Bella." Lilly smiled.
Bella laughed and I swear my হৃদয় thudded so loudly she could hear it. "Why thank you. So are you."
"Thank you." Lilly smiled shyly.
Bella stood up and opened her door wider. Please come in and have a seat." She smiled. "And Lilly, on that টেবিল over there," She pointed to a corner that had a small book shelf full of childrens books, coloring books, toys and boxes of crayons and marker. "Is where আপনি can play while your Daddy and I talk if you'd like."
"Okay." Lilly smiled and let go of my hand running over to the area.
Bella lead me over to her ডেস্ক and when I sat down she crossed her legs and pulled her self closer to the desk. "Before we get started, I would like আপনি to know that I chose this case for myself. Normally ALice just hands Emmett and I files. But I chose this because I went through the same thing. My mother left us."
I couldn't belive what I was hearing. How could anyone want to give this beautiful girl up. Wait. She ব্যক্ত us.
"When Alice and I were 4 my mom walked out on us one night. We woke up and she was just...gone. No note, no way of knowing where she was going অথবা why she left. Emmett was 10 she he remembers better than ALice and I do. Yes, we are all bother and sister. Alice is my twin though আপনি wouldn't know দ্বারা just looking at her." She smiled. "Anyway, I felt like this was ment to be my case. I hope আপনি don't mind for any reason."
"No." I answered quickly. "I think it's amazing. Honesely." I smiled.
She smiled and relaxed into her chair a bit more. "All I need আপনি to do is fill out this paper work." She pushed about five papers across her ডেস্ক with a pen. I could smell the চেরি sent of Bella rising off the paper and pen. I suddenly loved cheeries.
After filling out the nessary papers and signing my name at least 3 times I handed them back.
"I will be calling আপনি soon." She stood up as did I. "Thank আপনি so much for stopping by."
She walked Lilly and I to the elavator. "It was very nice meeting আপনি Lilly. I hope I will see আপনি soon."
"It was nice meeting আপনি too, Miss Bella." She smiled.
"Bye, Edward. I will let আপনি know very soon about the papers."
I nodded and stepped into the elavator. "I hope so." I smiled crookedly.
As the doors closed the last thing vision that stuck in my head was the sight of Bella biting her bottom lip, smiliy slightly and she sent of cheeries. 3 weeks later
I was thinking about calling up Bella and making up an excuse to see her again. It had been three weeks. Too damn long. I should be hearing about Lilly's custody any দিন now and it was nawing at me slowly. They had to get...her...signature as well. Who know's where the hell she was.
"Daddy?" Lilly looked up from coloring Snow White. "Will আপনি color with me?"
I smiled and got down in the floor with her. I had just started on Dopey when the doorbell rang. "I will be right back." I kissed Lilly's head and answered the door.
"Hi." Bella was smiling staning in t the hall of my apartment.
I smiled back. "Hey. Come on in." I ushered her in. "What brings আপনি down here?" I asked running a hand through my hair.
"I wanted to প্রদর্শনী আপনি this in person." She smiled holding out a file.
I took it and flipped it open. Circled in red, was where the judge sign in agreement. "Congradulations." Bella smiled.
I smiled back and pulled her in for a hug. I couldn't help myself. I pulled back to a blushing Bella and blurted out the first thing that came to mind. "Would আপনি like to go to dinner?"
She blushed deeper and looked up at me. "Absolutly" She smiled.
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