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knew the topic would come up at some point. Although I didn’t want to, we had to talk about leaving Forks. This town is becoming saturated with questions about us. About what we are. It is becoming almost painfully obvious that we are… different.
Carlisle was working an early morning shift at the hospital recently when an elderly lady, a Forks local, was rushed in. She was having a heart attack. However, Under Carlile’s care, she managed to survive, of course. When Carlisle returned to her room to check on her one last time before returning home, she said something that made his decision to move final. “Thank you, so much Dr. Cullen. You saved my life… you’re truly an amazing doctor. I don’t care what or who you are, either. The people of Forks can talk all they want. You’re truly a life saver.” She closed her eyes and fell asleep, leaving Carlisle mortally aware of how close we’ve become to being discovered.
Of course, we’re going to fabricate a story, something the Cullen’s are used to. This is all new to me, though. I hate lying, too. But I know this is all part of what I am now. It’s worth it, too. It’s a small price to pay to be with the one I love, Edward, forever. Once everyone we know has passed away, we can return to Forks. Where it all began. Where I was born, died, then re-born… kinda.
Our biggest concern initially was Jacob. He’s going to follow us, though, to be with Nessie. Once our family leaves Forks, there wont be any vampires left here, which means the werewolves will stop phasing, and start aging. Jacob refuses to age - he doesn’t want to eventually die, leaving Nessie behind. As long as he’s with us, the Cullen’s… vampires, he will continue to phase and wont age. Of course, he outright refuses to be away from Nessie, too.
Hanover, New Hampshire. It’s where we will soon call home. Edward and I are going to Dartmouth College, in the fall. Both of us will be enrolled in Medical Engineering. I’ve already been accepted, too, thanks to Edward. He had sent an application without my knowing, a while ago. Before I was turned. Of course, a few things got in the way of that. This time, I’m really going, though.
Alice and Jasper are going to be attending a near by high school, starting as juniors. Rosalie and Emmett are going to be seniors. Esme agreed to home school Jacob, so he can at least finish high school. As for Nessie… we’re going to tell everyone that she is Esme and Carlise’s newest adopted child. So, to the public, Renesmee will be my little sister. She’s ok with that, though. She understands it’s for our protection. She knows that when we’re home, I am her Mother, and Edward is her Father.
Esme and Carlisle have agreed to build Jacob a small house behind our own home, which Rosalie is already jokingly referring to as “the dog house.” She really has a way with words. Carlisle has already picked out and paid for the house in New Hampshire we will all refer to as our home. It’s even more commodious than the house in Forks. The best part, though, is that it comes with a second private small home in the basement. Carlisle and Esme insisted that Edward, Nessie and I occupy it. For privacy. Esme also feels guilty that we have to leave behind our amazing little cottage. I refuse to sell it, though, so it will technically always be mine and Edward’s.
Carlisle isn’t selling the big white house in Forks, either. One day, we plan to return to Forks. When we do, we want it to be the same. The Cullen house is perfect, and so is mine and Edward’s cottage. I want to return, and for it to feel as though we never left. To us, immortals, it wont seem like a long time at all before we can come back. That’s the best part of all of this.
As for Charlie, to the public he will be Carlisle’s brother who is staying with us because he recently got a divorce and lost possession of his house. I can hear the gossip now. Poor Charlie, his story is the most fallacious. At least I can get away with calling him Charlie to his face now. Uncle Charlie.
I’m grateful for the fact that we don’t spend much time in public. I don’t know how good I’ll actually be able to keep up with these new roles. It’s going to feel as though we’re in a play, each portraying a character so different from who we really are. I’ve never deviated from who I really am. It’s going to be a challenge for me, that’s for sure.
One thing that wont change, though, is Edward. He’ll always be my rock. The one thing that never changes. Of course, no one will know he is in fact my husband - and the father of my half vampire daughter. But he will be my boyfriend, and everyone will know that. I’ll still wear my wedding ring, too. Only now, I’ll wear it on my right hand. If people ask about it, I’ll tell them it’s a promise ring.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Cullen’s. I knew that somehow they were different. They were too beautiful, too perfect to be human. They kept to themselves, leaving me wanting to know more about them. Now, I’m going to be entering a new school, again, but this time - I’m going to be one of them. I’m vastly curious about how the students at Dartmouth will see me. I’m one of them now, after all.
We aren’t leaving for another month. There’s a lot to do before we go. It would also look too suspicious if we took off so hastily, as though we were rushing to get away from Forks. Every move we make must be calculated. Every story we tell must match up, perfectly.
I’ll keep everyone posted on our progress. For now, I want to enjoy my last moments here, in Forks. I want to take in everything from the smell of the wet grass to the beauty of the fogged, misty meadow. I’m going to miss living here…