"Hey dad. Um. I need to tell you something. It's important."
I couldn't believe that Bella was about to tell her dad that her and Edward had broken up. She was also to tell him that she was now with me. Oh boy. I had a feeling that this wasn't going to go well. Charlie looked concerned and started to reply to Bella.
"What is it Bells?"
"Well dad. Edward and I broke up earlier today."
Charlie looked shocked.
"Bells what did Edward do to you?!?"
His tone scared me a little bit. I was now afraid of what he would think of me being with Bella.
"Edward didn't do anything. We just figured that it wasn't going to work out. So we broke up. That's all." Bella managed to choke out in one breath.
"Well Bella? Why are you here with Jasper?" he sounded a little too concerned.
I started speaking before Bella could even think.
"Well Chief Swan, when Bella and Edward broke up, I was the only one their to comfort her. Everyone else was trying to get Edward to calm down."
"Oh. I see." He looked around the room and then there was an extremely awkward silence. My mind was racing. What is Bella going to say? Or worse… what will Charlie think?
Bella started speaking again. "Dad. I'm leaving. Somewhere far away from here. I'm sorry. But I'm leaving with Jasper. At least I won't be alone. I'll have someone there to protect me."
Charlie looked up at me with concerned eyes. Almost like he wanted to cry. "Jasper? Take care of my little girl for me? Please?"
"I promise Chief Swan. She will be safe with me."
With that, Bella started up the stairs to pack her things. I followed her up. Once out of sight, I went over to her closet and grabbed all of her t-shits and sweaters. When I turned around, Bella had a suitcase open on her bed. I put her clothes in it, and then helped her get her things out of her dresser.
Once we had all of her stuff packed, we grabbed the suitcase and walked downstairs. Charlie saw her stuff packed but didn't say anything. He walked over to Bella, gave her a hug, and then we walked out the door.
Bella got into my car as I got into the drivers seat. I made sure she was buckled in, and then the same with me, started the car, and drove off with Charlie standing at the door watching us go away.
Bella had been quiet for about 5 minutes. Neither of us had said anything since we got in the car. The silence was driving me crazy. I couldn't stand it any longer.
"Bella? Baby? Are you O.K.? You're too quiet."
She looked up at me and smiled. "Jazz. Nothings wrong. I'm just confused. Where are we going to go?"
I had to think about it for a minute. I truly didn't know where we were going to go. Then I got a perfect idea.
"How about Tilghman? It's in Maryland."