Chapter One:Engagement and Enragement
I was in my own personal heaven again when I woke up this morning. Everything was perfect. I had my own personal angel snuggled next to me. We were fresh out of high school. Edward, Alice, and I had graduated almost a month ago and the night of our graduation party, in front of the entire Cullen family, both my parents, and my stepfather, Phil, Edward said he had an announcement. Much to my horror and a little to my delight, Edward took my hand, got down on one knee, and pulled out an engagement ring. It had belonged to his birth mother. He told me how much he loved me and that he wanted to let everyone know it, to be with me forever. I wasn't shocked about the proposal its self. We had already made a deal that he would turn me into a vampire if I married him first. The one thing I wanted most in the world was to be with my vampire sweetheart forever. At the moment, I was shocked that he was proposing in front of everyone now. Like I said, everything was perfect. Well, almost everything. After I said yes to Edward's proposal, and after a long kiss with my fiancé, everyone started congratulating us. That is, everyone except for the one person present whom I wanted approval from. I thought that it would be Rosalie who would not be pleased but even she smiled and hugged us. She actually wanted me to be her sister. I was so happy about my engagement that I didn't notice the storm of fury building in the corner. I felt Edward stiffen and glance at my father, Charlie. His face was bright red and his nostrils flared in anger. He started raging forward and I could tell without Edward's ability that Charlie intended to punch my fiancé. I stepped in between the two men I loved most in the world. That made Charlie more furious.
"NO, NO, NO," he started to shout," You are way too young to get married. Especially to him!" Charlie's voice was full of spite and dripped with venom at the last word. "I wont have you throwing your life away for a guy who has nearly destroyed you once before. I wont let him do that again!" he was still shouting.
I could se my mother trying to hold him back. I felt my happiness being replaced by anger and pain. Edward had taken his arm from around my waist, clearly remembering the pain he had caused me when he left. He still felt guilty and I was now furious at Charlie for going so low. The rest of the Cullens looked shocked and angry at Charlie. I could feel Jasper sending waves of calm and serenity into the room but I wasn't going to let him calm me down. I tried to think as Charlie continued making angry remarks. I knew that without Edward, I would die of heartbreak. I could feel the heat of my anger and the welling up of my tears. I glared at Charlie.
"How could you even think that I wouldn't marry Edward? After all the times he's saved my life, you should be grateful to him and happy for us." I screamed at him. Now I was crying. "It doesn't matter what you say, though. I wont have you ruin my life and how dare you try to. I love him and I'm marrying Edward whether you like it or not." With that, I ran up the stairs to Edward's bedroom.
I slammed the door and locked it. I found the CD of his recorded piano pieces and played my lullaby at full blast. I could just barely hear the pounding of several fists on the door.
"Go away and leave me alone." I shrieked.
I had no idea who was at the door and I didn't care either. I was sobbing on the couch when I felt Edward sit down and put his hand on my back.
" Unless you're here to tell me that Charlie has calmed down and is ok with this, I don't want to talk." I sobbed at him. Edward gently pulled me into his lap and I sobbed into his chest.
He stroked my hair before he whispered into my ear, "Please calm, I can't stand to see you so upset. Renee, Carlisle, and Esme are talking Charlie down now. He's almost calmed now. Alice just had a vision of our wedding and Charlie was smiling."
I couldn't believe that one vision could actually put me at ease. Now a month later, I was wearing his mother's engagement ring. I turned to face him and with a tender kiss, say good morning. As I lay next to him, he glanced at my alarm clock.
" Bella, sweetheart, I hate to end this but we have to meet Alice in an hour." He said in a grudging but playful tone. He flashed me my favorite crooked smile and I instantly forgot why we were meeting Alice. It must have shown on my face because he laughed and explained," We have wedding plans to attend to today, remember?"
I groaned and got up to head to the bathroom. I hesitated at the door and glanced back at him, lounging on my bed. He was just so beautiful. He took my hesitation as worry about Charlie.
"Charlie already left. I'll go downstairs and have a bowl of cereal ready for you. If you like, I would be more than happy to pick out your clothes for you. I know what I like," he said this with a sly smile and I couldn't help myself. I jumped back into his arms and kissed him passionately. After a minute, he gently pushed be back and smiled the crooked smile.
"I love you so much, Edward, but I hate it when you push me away. After I'm a vampire, you'll never do it again, promise?" I asked him.
It made him smile bigger. " I promise. After that, I wont have a reason to be cautious with you anymore. Now, go do your human moment. If we are even a second late, Alice will rip me apart."
"She wont if I have anything to say about it," I whispered.
"Sweetheart, I hate to break it to you, but you aren't going to stop an angry vampire on a rampage," Edward chuckled. Then suddenly he was standing up and throwing me over his shoulder.
"Edward what are you doing? Put me down." I giggled. He was tickling me.
He was laughing too. "It's time for you to get ready. I'm taking you to your bathroom, now,"
Before I knew it, I was in the shower. When I returned to my room, Edward had laid the outfit he loved seeing me in on the bed. A pair of tight low-cut jeans, and the dark blue sweater he said looked beautiful with my pale skin. I dressed and ate breakfast quickly. It was time to meet Alice now.