The Awakening

Chapter 1

Disclaimer: I do not own anything from Twilight sadly.

Telling Charlie

"It's a good thing your bullet proof" I sighed. "I'm going to need that ring. It's time to tell Charlie."
He laughed at the expression on my face. "Highly dangerous." He agreed. He laughed again and then reached into the pocket of his jeans. "But at least there's no need for a side trip."
He once again slid my ring into place on the third finger of my left hand.
Were it would stay-conceivably for the rest of eternity.

I smiled at him as we stood up. He grabbed my hand and swung me onto his back. I closed my eyes tight as we took off through the forest, the rush didn't make me feel queasy any more, it was simply enjoyable.

We finally stopped after about 5 minutes. I stepped down from his back and walked over to his Volvo.
"Edward..." He looked over at me with questioning eyes

"What is it Bella?" He asked me in his velvety voice.
I looked down at the ground. "Never mind." I mumbled and turned to get into the car. Edward stared at me sideways. "What?"

"I was just wandering…what you were thinking."

"Oh well it's nothing." He raised an eyebrow. "Really." I added quickly. "Can we just go and get this over with?" I got in the car almost slamming the door behind me. After thinking for about a sixteenth of a second he slid into the drivers seat.

"Can you drive a bit slower this time?" I asked not looking at him.

"Sure."
We drove in silence, I was playing with my ring and he kept his eyes on the road. Every once in a while he looked over at me with concern in his eyes.
"Bella..."

"I'm fine Edward." I told him still not looking up.

"Listen Bella if you're not ready for this we can wait a week. Or two."

"No I want to. Really I do." I smiled at him sadly.

"Bella..."

"No Edward lets just go see Charlie." We fell back into silence. I looked at him once, his expression was unbreakably rigid.

We pulled up into the driveway a few minutes later. I was about to open the door when Edward was suddenly opening it for me, gesturing for me to step out of the car.

"After you Mrs. Isabella Cullen." He said in a whisper that only I could hear.

I giggled a little. "Not yet Edward." I told him and was swooped up into a kiss.

"Hey you kids what do you think your doing kissing on my lawn." Came a joking voice from the house.

We broke apart and started laughing. "Hey Ch... Dad what's up?" I asked sort of innocently.

"I was going to ask you the same thing." He said looking down on us.
Edward grabbed my hand and pulled my up to the house. I knew I wouldn't be able to resist. Well at least not yet anyway. We stood on the front porch, facing Charlie squarely.

"Dad, Edward and I have something to tell you."

"You sure do." He said the laughter in his voice had disappeared. I looked up at him to see that he was looking at my hand. It was only then did I realize that Edward had taken my left hand and that my ring was showing.

"Oh well um ya see...well..." I looked at Edward pleadingly.

"Sir, a few weeks ago I proposed to Bella, I gave her time to think about it, and only yesterday she agreed to marry me. I would have asked you first, as is tradition, but this is very important to both Bella and me." He said, totally saving my butt.

"Um, ya, what he said." I mumbled under my breath.
Charlie froze. He stared at both of us for five minutes, I think his eye twitched a few times, though I couldn't be sure.
Finally he spoke, his voice barely above a ragged croak. "No. No Bella I won't allow it you're too young. You just got out of high school, the same thing that happened to your mother and me will happen to you both. You don't know…you couldn't understand."

I could tell he was speaking carefully, trying to act the responsible parent and not explode in our faces, but there was a very thin line between calm and furious, he was on the edge.

"Dad please stop it! I love Edward, more than anything in the world, you know I'm not lying, we're not the same as you or mom. I promise."

Edward put a hand on my shoulder. "Charlie it is a little chilly, maybe we should go inside, I don't want Bella to catch a cold." I stared at him, stunned. He was always cold, so how in the world would he know the temperature outside? Then I realized that I was shivering and had goose bumps.
We walked inside and sat down on the couch, Charlie followed closely behind, he slumped on his arm chair.

"Why... You know what, I don't want to know." He threw his hands up into the air in defeat. "Do what you think is best, I can't stop you Bella, you're 18 and no longer my responsibility. But have fun calling Renée."
I shivered at that. What was she going to say? I knew she was going to think that I was being irrational and foolish but as I sat next to Edward, knowing I would be with him forever and ever, I didn't care as much