A/N – Don't own and didn't create the world of Twilight. Just wanted to take everyone out for some exercise.

I am just writing this for myself mostly to see if I can G. Comment or not, up to you. Please be kind, 1st attempt at writing.


What if? - Prologue

Forks, Washington

Renee couldn't believe it had come to this. She was packing, getting ready to leave Forks and Charlie, taking their 4-year-old daughter with her to Arizona. She still loved him, but just couldn't stay in Washington any longer and Charlie just wouldn't leave.

"I have to get Bella away from here, Charlie. I just can't take the risk."

Charlie turned to her, his eyes glittering with unshed tears. "But Renee, there is no guarantee that it will happen. It hasn't in generations!"

"I just can't, Charlie", Renee turns away, sobbing. "I still love you but I can't risk our daughter."

She grabbed the bags off the bed and headed to the bedroom door. Taking Bella by the hand, she struggled to juggle everything.

"Renee, I'll take Bella. Let me hold her one more time." he paused, "Please"

Renee let go of Bella's hand and let Charlie pick her up into his arms. She watched as Charlie hugged their daughter close to his chest and nuzzled her neck with his day old stubble. Bella giggled as his whiskers tickled her neck.

"Daddy, no! Tickles!" she squealed.

Renee's eyes filled with tears but she resolutely turned back towards the door and headed down the stairs to the front door. She put their bags down and turned to Charlie.

"Can you grab her coat for me, Charlie? Come on, Bella. Time to go for a car ride"

Charlie put Bella down and went to the closet to grab the coats. Renee put Bella's coat on and grabbed her hand. Charlie grabbed the bags and followed them out to the car.

They didn't say anything as Renee got Bella settled into her car seat and got into the driver's seat.

Charlie leaned down into the window to try one more time. "Renee, please re-consider! I love you and Bella so much!"

Renee started the car. "I'm sorry, Charlie! I just can't", she said in a whisper. She put the car in reverse and started to back out of the driveway.

Charlie walked down the driveway with the car and stood there watching as it drove his beloved family out of his life.

Renee took one more look in the rear-view mirror to see Charlie standing in the road at the end of their driveway with his head bowed.

Tears streamed down her face as she kept driving. "I'm sorry" she whispers.