Summary: Charlie dies and Bella reflects on different parts of her life when he was around. Set after BD. Bella is a vampire and Nessie doesn't exist. Based on the song "You can let go now" by Crystal Shawanda. ONE-SHOT. Rated T for character death. Normal Pairings.

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BPOV

He was gone. My father. Dead. Never coming back. The funeral was today and I was getting ready. I wore a long black dress with black high heels. Simple yet to the point. Charlie died of Tuberculosis. I can still remember him in the hospital. But that is a memory for a later time. Now I was remembering when I learned how to ride a two wheeler.

Wind blowing on my face

Sidewalk flying beneath my bike

A five year olds first taste

of what freedom's really like

He was running right beside me

His hand holding on the seat

I took a deep breath and Hollered

as I headed for the street

"You can let go now Daddy

You can let go

Oh I think I'm ready to do this on my own

It's still a little bit scary

but I want you to know

I'll be okay now Daddy

You can let go"

I was sitting in the car waiting for everyone to get in so we could take off. I was thinking about the Wedding and how Charlie was reluctant to let me go.

I was standing at the altar

Between the two loves of my life

To one I've been a daughter

To one I soon would be a wife

When the preacher asked

"Who gives this woman?"

Daddy's eyes filled up with tears

He kept holding tightly to my arm

'Till I whispered in his ear:

"You can let go now Daddy

You can let go

Oh I think I'm ready to do this on my own

It's still a little bit scary

But I want you to know

I'll be okay now Daddy

You can let go

Finally, Edward turned the Volvo around and followed Emmett's jeep to the funeral home. We walked in. It was an open-casket and when I saw Charlie's lifeless body lying in the coffin, I immediately thought of how he looked in his last moments.

It was killing me

To see the strongest man I ever knew

Wasting away to nothing in that hospital room

"You know he's only hanging on for you"

Thats what the night nurse said

My voice and heart were breaking

As I crawled up in his bed. And said:

"You can let go now Daddy

You can let go

Your little girl is ready to do this on my own

It's gonna be a little bit scary

But I want you to know

I'll be okay now Daddy

You can let go

You can let go"

And as I looked one last time, at my dad. I closed my eyes and said:

"Oh I think I'm ready to do this on my own

It's gonna be a little bit scary

But I want you to know

I'll be okay now Daddy.

You can let go.."


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