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Title: Beautiful Sorrow
Author: DreamOfTheEndless (@ToTheDreaming)
Genre/Category: Angst/Drama, AH
Pairing: Edward/Carlisle & Bella
Summary: Bella worshiped Carlisle, so when he proposed she didn't think twice before accepting. But then she met Edward, her fiancé's half brother & the other part of her soul. Will they be able to survive the consequences of their betrayal?
*** Chapter 23 Teaser ***
“Maybe you are right.” Carlisle decided that a semblance of agreement with Eleazar would be met with the least amount of resistance. “But what if you are wrong? What if she is telling the truth? I can’t risk having her as an enemy. That’s not what Dad would want. He wouldn’t want me to throw my brother in the gutter, even if his mother is of... questionable morals.”
An agitated Eleazar considered Carlisle’s contention. While the premise held water, he didn’t think for a second that he could be wrong about Elizabeth. Only one kind of woman would agree to accept money from a man in return of keeping her liaison with him a secret; a kept woman. The fidelity or integrity of such harlots could not be relied upon. There was no telling how many men she had bedded at the same time as Kyle. The fact that she had not yet come forward to claim a part of the Cullen fortunes on her son’s behalf only solidified his deductions. It was quite simple really; she would’ve if she could’ve.
“Very well then. It should be easy enough to resolve. Jenks tells me they can do miracles in the labs these days. He has one of the best forensic labs in the country on retainer. A DNA test will tell us one way or the other. I’m sure she won’t object to providing us with a little blood sample from her son,” Eleazar suggested innocently.