The misunderstanding with the Volturi was something I could never forget. Unlike all the near death experiences that were fading from my memories left from my human life, this one would stick.
It made me sad; Nessie would put her hand to my cheek and replay when I told her she would have to run. No mater how many times I told her we would be together, she still seemed unsure.
"You ready to hunt Nessie?"
"Do you mind if I come.....Nessie?"
Jacob new she'd say yes but he wouldn't give it a rest that I was calling her after I had refused to use his nickname for my Renesmee.
"I think I'll come too...if you don't mind." said Alice in her shrill voice.
"Then as will I." Esme said. Esme wouldn't let Alice or Jasper out of her sight (which was quite far seeing that we're vampires) since them leaving us.
"Edward are you coming?" I asked.
"No, I think I'll stay here with Carlisle.
See you later, love." he said as he kissed me.
"Why's your dear bloodsucker not coming?" "Oh, and I'd thought you'd finally gotten over that." I said referring to Jacob calling us bloodsuckers.
"I wouldn't get your hopes up. And about my question-"
Alice did a graceful flip over the river; we followed with Esme close behind. Now that Jacob mentioned it, I wasn't sure what Edward was up to. Usually he wanted to come with me to hunt.
There wasn’t much to hunt, only smaller deer. I was getting better at not making as much of a mess but not nearly as good as Edward.
Nessie and Jacob raced back to the house.
“I just let you win. I could have totally beaten you if I wanted to.”
“Sure you could.” Said Renesmee.
“Seth must be here.” I could hear his heartbeat. “Hey Bella.”
“Hi.” “Where’s Edward?” I asked.
“I think he’s in the kitchen.”
“Hi, love. Charlie called a little after you left; he said he needs to talk to you.”
I rushed to the phone and dialed his number.
Was something wrong?
Was he hurt?
“Hi dad, it’s me, Bella.”
“Oh, hey Bells.”
“Edward said you called, what’s wrong?”
“I didn’t know that there
had to be something
wrong for me to see
“Oh. When would you like
to see her?”
“Is today possible? You could
come over here.”
“Alright, we’ll be there in about
“Ok. See you then. Bye.”
“Jacob, are you coming?” “Naw, I got a pack meeting.”
“Okay ‘Chief Jacob’.” I said sarcastically. “Ha ha ha, very funny.” “And you know it.”
“Bye Nessie” “Bye bye Jacob.”
Edward Nessie and I got in the silver Volvo. I missed my old truck. Just as I missed my old sweats that Alice recently deleted from my wardrobe.
“Are we there yet daddy?” “Almost, hold your horses.” He chuckled. “Crap, I forgot my contacts. He’s going to think I’m
a red eyed freak!”
“Relax, I’ve got
them right here, love.” “…oh.”
We pulled up to the house,
“Nessie!” “Hi dad.” “Hey bells!” “Hello Charlie.” “Hi Edward.”
We went in and sat down. “Anyone up for lunch?” “Thanks… but we already ate.”
We sat there awkwardly not knowing what to say.
she wants to know
when she can
see you again.” “Things are going
to be busy with
us going to collage
and all. I’ll call her later.” “Oh. And I think you should
check your email when you get back.” “Oh god.”
“C’mon Nessie time to go.” I said “No, please. Can’t we spend the night…just this once, please?” “Charlie?” Edward asked. “Sure that’s fine by me.” “But where will we sleep?”
I groaned. “Well, you could be
on the bed and we could put a sleeping bag on the floor for Renesmee.” “I’ll call Carlisle.
So, we went upstairs to set up Renesmee’s bed.
thank you thank you mommy!” “Sure, but you know we can’t
do this every night.”
“I know.” “Maybe you can
come over more while we’re in ‘collage’.”
Nessie was asleep.
“Just like old times.” He said. “It’s like déjà vu, but clearer.” “What’s Rosalie thinking, she must be annoyed.” “Yea, she wants Nessie to be hers.” “I figured.”
“You know, I want to actually
go to collage, not just have it as an excuse to not see my parents.”
“I think that can
be arranged, love.” “It’d give Charlie something to brag about.” “What are you talking about;
he does too have something
to brag about, having a beautiful daughter.” “Sure, now.”
He said nothing, just kissed me.
“You know sleeping really is a waste.
I mean, half of the
day a mortal sleeps away.” “Yea.” “I think night time
is so much more… fun.”
“Aren’t you chatty tonight.” “This is off topic but,
why didn’t you go hunting with me the other day?” “Oh, I was helping Carlisle with research
on Renesmee, you know with the height and all. She’s slowing down
but still grows more than the average person
does in a year.”
I could tell he wasn’t letting me in on everything, but I knew he couldn’t keep things from me for long. So I played along.
“Then again, she isn’t exactly
a normal child.” He chuckled.
* * *
“Nessie, time to get up.” Edward said
“You staying for dinner?”
“No, we’d better be getting back.” “Are you planning
on getting a house soon?” Charlie said randomly.
I said “Probably not until after collage.”
while Edward said “Sometime soon.” We looked at each other and laughed.
* * *
Back at the Cullen’s I went on my email.
What’s wrong sweetie?
Talk to me honey.
Are you ok Bella?
BELLA MARIE SWAN, IF YOU DON’T E- MAIL ME I’M COMING DOWN THERE!
I miss you
I emailed her back.
Sorry I haven’t emailed you in a while.
I miss you to, but collage is coming up in two weeks so I don’t have time to go to see you. I love you! Bella
“Do you want to go hunt, love?”
Asked Edward. “Yes my love, let us hunt.” “Shut up Emmet.”
“Bella love, there’s something I need to tell you. You remember Nauel?”
“Yea, why.” “Well supposedly he wants Renesmee’s
hand in marriage,
and he’s willing to fight for it.”
“Does Jacob know- wait, how long have you known?
Is that why you stayed back?”
you can’t keep these things from me.
You can’t hide me from things anymore. She’s my daughter to you know!”
I yanked open my car door, but of course, I ripped it off.
“Argh!” “Bella wait.”
But I didn’t stop running, over the river, through the trees. I could hear; he didn’t come after me until I was past our little stone cottage.
I was glad he was coming after me. I wanted him to feel bad, to want to make it up to me. I wanted him to beg me and plead. Even though he and I would be together for all eternity, I wanted more. I knew that that was selfish, but I really couldn’t have cared less.
On the other hand, he needed to stop protecting me. I need to know these things. If there was going to be a fight, I was going to fight and he’d better just get used to it.
I wasn’t tired, it was impossible to get tired. Although, I wanted him to catch me, I was probably out of the country or at least out of the state. I thought about what I would say, because I wasn’t going to give in easy.
Now I thought more than ever that it was a good thing Edward couldn’t read my mind with out my participation.