I was walking down the stairs of Grandma and Grandpa's house, heading towards the pool. I suppose on the outside I looked eighteen, but I am really one hundred and six, where as dad is an impressive two hundred and fifteen, mum the same age as me... Yes thanks to dad's vampire genes when he got mum pregnant I grow more quickly than humans. But that has all stopped; well just under a hundred years ago it did anyway. We have moved back to forks after a century, and amazingly the house is still standing. Seemed like no one wanted to touch the Cullen's mystery house after we left. They weren't wrong to be scared. Grandma Esme was very protective of her handiwork, Uncles Emmet and Jasper plus my dad knew that well enough.
My father is of course still ridiculously protective over me. At school I knew for a fact he listened to my thoughts, of course it's not his fault he can hear them, but it is his fault that he doesn't block them out. I often cringe at the thought of my parents being the same age physically as me, like when they make out in the school canteen, or when I can hear them going at it in the night when I am reading. All the family were in the pool at the moment. I walked in in my bikini, throwing my towel my mum and dad's feet. She was leant back against the pillar, dad had one hand above her head, and the other was holding one of hers. Her other hand raised itself and ran down his chest. She smiled at him.
I made a gagging noise and jumped on dad's back.
"Wow Eddy has two girlfriends." Uncle Emmet bellowed.
"Jealous are we big bear?" My dad growled, Uncle Emmet scowled.
Mum laughed and jumped in the pool, my dad looked disappointed but then a mischievous smile spread across his face. He crouched down, ready to spring.
"Dad don't you dare!" I yelled but was cut off as he launched us in the pool.
I swam to the surface, glaring at my laughing dad. I got out and went to lie on the side sunbathing with Aunty Alice and Aunt Rose. Alice handed me some sunglasses as I lay back.
"You knew that was going to happen." I accused her.
She smiled and nodded. I grumbled and scowled at the ceiling.
"Say Ness how's the boyfriend hunt going?" Uncle Emmet yelled and Uncle Jazz laughed. I sat up and raised an eyebrow at him. Dad appeared from under the water to bring a choke hold around his neck. Uncle Emmet pushed him off and as dad disappeared screamed like a little girl. Aunt Rose sighed and sat up in time with Auntie Alice.
"What happened?" She asked half-heartedly as mum sat down next to me and Dad stood on the further pool side, his voice yelling slash humming the national anthem. His hands rose in victory, Uncle Emmet's swim shorts in his right hand.
"Edward that's childish." Mum shouted.
Dad looked shocked.
"Bella it's... it's his..." he stammered like she was seeing a different thing and if she wasn't she was not making the reaction he wanted.
"I can see what you've done." She said, sighing and shaking her head.
"Bella you are awesome!" He yelled, everyone laughed and Dad sighed.
"Bella." He moaned.
"Come here." She said, raising a hand and beckoning him forwards with one finger. My dad ran to her, his head bowed.
"So whipped!" Jasper yelled but was silenced by a glare from aunt Alice.
Dad crouched down in front of mum.
"Stand up." She instructed, dad obliged.
Mum held her hand out and dad sighed, making to hand her the swim shorts he held. Uncle Emmet screamed in happiness, but he shut up when mum shook her head.
"I want yours." She said. Dad froze and I gaped. Everyone else howled with laughter.
Dad threw Uncle Emmet's shorts on the floor and took a deep breath, his hands moving to his waist band.
"Not like that." Mum said, her head shaking in disproval. Auntie Alice clicked the speakers on with a remote and the Sugababes started playing.
Mum got up and placed her hands on the front of dad's shorts.
"Like this." She whispered and began to slide her fingers under the elastic.
"God no!" I screamed and pushed them in the water.
Everyone laughed and I frowned at mum. She laughed and smiled a apologetically at me.
"It wasn't all my idea." She said and I turned to look at Aunt Alice and aunt Rose.
"Traitor." Rosalie muttered and I laughed, bombing into the water beside Emmet who was putting his shorts back on.
"Nessie you are so his daughter." He grumbled, gesturing to my dad who was snogging my mum. I gagged again and Emmet laughed,
"Will you to cut that out!" I yelled, "Your daughter is present and by the way, I can hear you at night when you go all the way. It's not like I'm allowed to do anything with the boy who I'm going to prom with." I clamped my hand over my mouth as my dad froze. Turning his head to look at me severely.
"What?" He asked simply.
"Nothing." I mumbled and looked down at the rippling water that shook with Emmet's silent laughter.
"Who asked you to prom?" Dad asked, staring me down. I glanced up at him and then back down again.
"Ben Newton." I murmured. I could physically hear dad snap.
"What!" He yelled.
"He asked me to prom and I accepted." I said, a little clearer.
"You're not going anywhere with him!" Dad spat.
"Why not?" I asked.
"Because his great grandfather was all over your mother even when we were engaged, and god knows what other characteristics he shares with him besides looks."
This was, as much as I hated it, a rather good point.
"He's not like Mike dad." I said evenly. Mum put a hand on dads shoulder and nodded.
"Edward listen to her, Ben seems nice enough from what we've seen."
Dad was silent, I looked lovingly at mum, dad was not quite calm but he was getting there.
Dad shook his head.
"My decision is final. You aren't going anywhere with him Renesmee Carlie Cullen and I mean it." He said and turned and walked up to his and mums room. I growled and splashed water at Emmet, to let off some steam.
I looked at mum, who sighed and closed her eyes, she looked at me and smiled
"Should I...?"I asked, gesturing towards upstairs. She shook her head.
"Let him calm down, god knows your father can be stubborn when he puts his mind to it."
"I meant to tell you I just..." I said as me and mum dried our hair in my room at grandma and Grandpas, who had since returned from hunting and were well informed of mine and dads argument.
"I know love, he'll get over it. I know what he's like." She said and rolled her eyes, just the way dad did it.
"Renesmee Ben's here to see you!" Alice shouted. Mum sighed as a crash resounded from mum and Dad's room on the floor above us. Mum took my hand and led me by the hands downstairs. I ran ahead and stood in front of Ben, who was looking really uncomfortable whilst talking to Uncle Emmet and Jazz. I saw dad out of the corner of my eyes, fiddling with the TV remote.
"You look nice." Ben noted as I smiled at him.
"Thank you." I said, blushing slightly. Mum smiled at me and turned to frown at dad. He gave her his best 'what' expression.
"I just wanted to check what time you wanted picking up for prom." Ben said, the remote dad held snapped and he growled quietly, to quiet for Ben to hear. Uncle Emmet walked over and put one hands casually on dad's shoulder, as though he were being friendly, but we all knew it was to keep dad from ripping Ben's head off.
"Seven okay?" Ben asked, bringing my attention back from my father.
"Perfect." I whispered and smiled.
"Just like you." He murmured.
Dad growled again and I saw uncle Jazz fight to keep his emotions calm. Mum walked at human speed to sit in dad's lap. He held her close to him; she stroked his cheek, keeping him calm. She was the only one that could.
"See you tomorrow then." Ben said mercifully so I didn't have to flounder for an excuse.
"great." I said.
"It's a date." He whispered and pecked me quickly on the cheek before leaving. I shut the door just in time, because his last act sent dad nearly all the way over the edge.
"I'm going to kill him." He swore as he fought to get up, Mum wrapped her arms and legs around him hurriedly and Uncle Emmet pinned him on the sofa.
"Bella, let go." Dad grunted.
"No... because your being rash and childish, now calm down or I swear you will never see me less than fully clothed again." She said, taking his face in her hands.
"Fine." He sighed and closed his eyes.
Mum gently released him and kissed him quickly, before getting up and walking out of the room. Not before looking pointedly at me and beckoning for the rest of the family to follow her out. Dad got up and stood looking out of the glass wall, his expression unreadable.
I went and stood a few feet behind him.
"daddy?" I asked.
"You haven't called me that in years." He muttered. I smiled weakly.
"You'll always be my daddy." I whispered and walked to stand closer to him. He turned and looked at me, leaning against the glass.
"But you're not my little girl anymore." He sighed.
"I'll always be your little girl; you'll just have to stop calling me it around the humans."
We both laughed in spite of ourselves. He sighed again and looked at me.
"Dad what's wrong, Ben is a good boy. He likes me why is that so hard for you to understand?" I moaned.
He straightened up and walked upstairs.
"Because I can't trust him with you, not after what he thinks about you." And with that he left. I stomped my foot in anger.