Under Construction Chapter Twelve Update on AO3
Under Construction Chapter Twelve Update on FFn
Under Construction Chapter Twelve Update on TWCS
“Bella?” Edward called. “Your Blackberry is going crazy.”
“Text or phone call?” Bella asked, tossing her hair up into a messy ponytail as she came up from the laundry room.
“Phone call. Marcus Volturi?” Edward replied, taking her phone off the charger. He was making the three of them some turkey tetrazzini. It was Sunday night and they were all dreading going back to work.
“Oh, he’s my boss,” Bella frowned, snuggling next to Garrett, who was trying to snag a few tastes of Edward’s meal. She picked up the phone. “Marcus? What’s up?”
“Bella, I’m sorry to bother you at home,” Marcus said. “Aro asked me to call you. He has a dear friend in New York, Carmen D’Amato, and her husband, Eleazar, who are in need of an adoption attorney. They are fostering a young man, but the birth parents are … they’re awful. They won’t let him go. Alec has been living with them for over a year now and he wants desperately to be a part of the family.”
“Aro has another adoption attorney in New York. Felix is amazing,” Bella replied.
“He’s good, but he’s not you,” Marcus explained. “Aro needs you to fly out to New York to take care of this custody dispute and adoption proceeding. You have what it takes to make Carmen, Eleazar and Alec a family.”
“When?” Bella frowned.
“Aro wanted you to fly out tonight, but I told him that you had things that you need to take care of. I know you have four or five adoptions on your plate, in addition to custody amendment. I told him the earliest I could let you go is in a week. Felix can take over your cases after that,” Marcus explained, his voice pitifully apologetic. “My brother wasn’t pleased, but he agreed to the terms.”
“How long will I be in New York, Marcus?” Bella asked, sitting down dejectedly on the stool next to Garrett.