Author's Note: I know it's been a long while and all, but I hope you like this one. If anyone's interested, I won NaNoWriMo Yeah, I'm really happy about that, but I needed a break, so I resorted back to my fanfic. It was fun. I think I'll be updating a few more over the next little while, because like I said, I need a break. Anyway, enjoy!!
Nessie sighed and flopped onto my bed. Everyone but me, Emmett and Nessie had gone on an overnight hunting trip. Including her Jacob. Emmett had gone off to keep appearances, and do the unnecessary grocery shopping.
"Look," Nessie whispered to me, as I approached the bed slowly, laying down next to her. She turned on her side to look at me, her bronze curls falling over her face. They had grown out again, since the haircut I had given her to clean up her ends. She held out her hand, and a sterling silver ring glittered on her finger, a very small diamond embedded in the shiny surface. I looked at her, wide eyed, and then I chuckled.
"It's on the wrong hand Ness," I told her.
She rolled her eyes, "I'm not engaged," she sighed. "Jake just... gave it to me today. He said it was more of a promise kind of thing," she explained to me, her eyes wide. I laughed. She glared at me.
"What?" I asked, innocently. "Aren't you happy?" I asked.
"YES, of course I'm happy! Except....Dad." She whispered. I looked at her frightened face for a moment and then burst out laughing.
"Edward?" I asked. She stared at me. "Let me handle it." I told her. She grinned.
"I was hoping you'd say that," she grinned. I laughed again. It was funny to see the contrast. Edward being so protective of his daughter, when he put Bella in so much more danger than Jacob would ever be to Nessie. I didn't adore the dog either, but for Nessie.... anything.
She giggled, and I smiled, savouring the happy sound.
"So. Can you BELIEVE it?!" She gushed.
"That's more like it," I told her. "It's absolutely gorgeous." I told her, and honestly, it was. It wasn't my taste, but it suited her perfectly. I took her hand, and studied it.
Nessie took a deep breath. "It was his grandmother's. Billy gave it to him," she told me. I gasped.
"Wow Ness. That's something," I told her, smiling.
"You love him, right?" I asked her, truthfully. She blushed slightly. I pulled her chin up. "Come on honey, it's me."
She sighed. "More than anything."
"Then enjoy this. I'll deal with your father." I told her. She smiled at me, and sat up on the bed. "Now, we're going shopping. You need a new dress to match that rock." I winked at her. We stood up. I put my arm around her... my niece. My... daughter.