Don't Take the Girl
A Twilight Fan Fiction
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This story has been rated M due to explicit language, strong sexual content and underage drinking.
Marcie21: My dear, it was you that persuaded me to write in the first place. You've stayed beside me through thick and thin, and I can't say thank you enough for your encouragement and friendship. You are dear to my heart, and I will forever be grateful for you in my life.
DreamingOfEdward1: Missy, I know we've had our ups and our downs but in the end we've always stuck by each other. You have become a priceless asset in my life. I value your friendship and your opinion more than you will ever know. You inspire me, coach me and at times even kicked me hard in the ass to set me back on course. I owe you a great deal. Thank you, my friend.
VronniePantz: Vron, what can I say? You fucking rock my world. Your sense of humor and love for life has been such an inspiration to me. I loved our midnight soundboard sessions. I will never forget the countless hours we spent thinking of different ways to get Edcalibur in a whole heap of trouble. Thank you for everything.
TwiMonents: Jackie, you were my biggest cheerleader throughout this story. I used to look forward getting the tweets from you begging for the next segment to show up in your inbox. You are probably one of the most selfless individuals I have ever met. Your kindness knows no bounds. You are truly a beautiful person and I am so lucky to be able to call you my friend.
I would also like to thank Writing4Roses, HisSparklyness, DemiCNeal, jdbeaner, and St_Angel_S. Each of these ladies assisted me in proof reading and/or pre-reading this story. I cherish each of these women deeply. They are all strong, caring, talented women, and I feel beyond blessed to be able to call them friends.
Then there is my wonderful graphic guru candykizzes24. She has a knack for bringing the written word to visual form with her banners, manips and collages. She totally rocks my world with her wonderful talent for visual art and I am forever in her debt.
And last but certainly not least, I wish to extend a big special thank you to all of my loyal readers. I know I say this often but I truly mean it. I am nothing more than words on a page without you. You mean so much to me and I owe you for your undying support.
I originally came up with this idea while picking my son up from school. The song 'Don't Take the Girl' by Tim McGraw was playing on the radio at the time. I looked in the backseat of my car, and my little redheaded boy smiled back at me with his two front teeth missing. Immediately I saw Edward in his green eyes. I came home and pitched the idea to the girls that would soon after become my editing team. And it just went from there.
Thank you all for the love and support you've given throughout this story. You don't know how much it means to me to still get PMs from people telling me how much they adore Edward and Bella in this fic.
Just a quick little note: I am only editing the grammar in this story, nothing more. I will be reposting this story in its entirety.
Thank you all again and as my old pal C.J. Reiner would say… "Write from the heart."
Don't Take the Girl
Performed by: Tim McGraw
Johnny's daddy was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old.
Little girl came through the front gate
holdin' a fishin' pole.
His dad looked down and smiled,
said, "We can't leave her behind"
"Son, I know you don't want her to go,
but someday you'll change your mind."
And Johnny said,
"Take Jimmy Johnson,
take Tommy Tompson.
Take my best friend, Bo.
Take anybody that you want as
long as she don't go.
Take any boy in the world,
daddy please, don't take the girl."
Same old boy, same sweet girl
ten years down the road.
He held her tight and kissed her lips in
front of the picture show.
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm said "If you do what I tell you to do,
there won't be any harm"
And Johnny said "Take my money,
take my wallet,
take my credit cards.
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl,
But please don't take the girl."
Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's gonna be a little one and she
says it's time to go.
Doctor says the baby's fine
but you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast and
Johnny hit his knees and there he prayed
"Take the very breath you gave me.
Take the heart from my chest.
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me,
make this my last request.
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl"
Was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old