Unfortunately, what he discovers is that his mate isn’t vampire, but a human baby.
blueeyedcherry brings out the angst with No Beginning and No End by TheFicChick
I'm pretty sure I forewarned everyone last week that I have a love of angst. And, well, this one is one of those sock-you-in-the-gut-repeatedly-until-you-can't-breathe-anymore kind of angsty stories.
TheFicChick knows how to write things that hurt. This particular piece is merely a one shot, but in 5400 short words she pulled my heart out, slammed it in a blender, and then reassembled it, only to tear it out and step on it again in the end.
No Beginning and No End focuses on Edward and Bella's relationship, and the chain of events that breakdown the strong ties that once bound them. What starts as a happy coupling is disrupted by a situation that no husband and wife could ever hope to find themselves facing. And as that situation passes, another dark and painful situation arises, one that has the potential to break their bond forever.
I won't include any precise details in here, because I don't want to spoil this for anyone, and since it's a one shot it's even easier for me to spoil than other stories. I will say that you'll want to have something filled with unicorns shitting out sunshine and rainbows lined up as a chaser for this, because it's pretty freaking heavy and there are some dark themes going on here.
TheFicChick's writing, as always, is beautiful and vivid, two of the reasons she's one of my favorite authors in the fandom. Head on over and check this one out if you're looking for something that's hard on the angst.