Chapter 1-----Telling Charlie

Edward and I were on our way home from the Cullen's house sharing our good news with them. Now we were deciding how to tell Charlie and Renee. I thought that making him his favorite dinner would lighten him up.

"So, how are we going to tell him?" Edward asked me.

"I'm not sure. Do you have any ideas?" I could feel my heart rate and my breathing accelerate just from thinking about what could happen if we didn't tell him right or if he didn't like it.

"Not one," he said, "Bella, calm down." His attempts to soothe me didn't work. Where is Jasper when you need him?

Just then we arrived at the house. I went straight to the kitchen to get started on Charlie's dinner. Edward followed me into the kitchen and started to help me get things out and put some ingredients together.

"I don't see how you guys can eat this stuff." He was complaining about the smell of our "disgusting human food" a lot and it was getting on my nerves.

The food was in the oven and we went into the living room to watch some TV. We sat on the loveseat and I leaned into Edward's arms. We soon heard the door open slowly and Charlie walked sluggishly into the room. Charlie tried not to make a face at the way we were sitting on the seat. He glared at Edward but didn't seem to notice the ring on finger.

"Hey Bella. Edward."

"Hi dad."

"Good Evening, Charlie."

The timer on the oven went off and I gladly escaped the living room to get the food out.

"Dinners ready!" I yelled into the living room. Edward decided not to eat with us. What a surprise.

When Charlie and I finished our dinner, we walked into the living room and I asked Edward if we should tell him now. He nodded and Charlie looked at us suspiciously. We both sat up on the couch and faced Charlie.

"We have something that we need to tell you," I said.

"So what is it?"

I decided to get to the point right away. "We are getting married!"

He didn't look very happy. I saw him turn ghostly white and he looked like he was going to pass out.

"Dad? Are you okay?"

He stood there for five minutes and I looked at Edward and asked him what Charlie was thinking. He was angry that he left me and I still love Edward this much. I only he knew why he left in the first place.

"I will not allow you to get married to someone that left you when you live under my roof! Do you not remember what happened when he left you last September?" Edward and I both flinched at the memory. "I will not let that happen again while you are under my roof. I forbid you two from getting married."

That made me blow. "So now I'm not allowed to get married? Do you know why he left? No you don't. He thought it would be better for me if he left. He thought I would be safer without him. He didn't do any better than I did when we were separated. If I'm still not allowed to marry Edward while I live with you then I guess I don't live with you anymore. Goodbye."

With that said, Edward and I stomped up to my room to pack. Then I remembered something. I needed to tell Renee. She was always against young marriage. Edward noticed my blank and terrified expression.

"What's wrong? Why do you look so scared?"

"I have to tell Renee. She has always been against getting married while you are young."

"Oh that might be a problem but she can't act any worse than Charlie."

"The sooner we tell her the better."


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