I normally don't do long A/N but since FF is screwed up and I have the inability to return any comments or greetings to my reviewers I figured I would like to say thank you to the following people who have either reviewed my little story here or added it to their alert lists.
So my thanks goes to the following,
A-VampyGirl-In-A-WolfyWorld, LordXeenTheGreat, jansails, SorDem, Cullens Darlin, Deathgeonous, DarkedHariedAngel, Martini Babe, Snape, RedEyedSurprise, Smile-Evily, , blublood9876, WishingWanderer, Twilightmom1967, mst0180, And Prajakta29
Also Twilightmom1967 pointed out that I got Embry and Jared confused as far as imprint goes. She is correct I did get it wrong, but in my defense I can't tell Embry and Jared apart in my mind let alone Char/Bella's mind. So this issue has and will be continually brought up that Char/Bella has a good memory when it comes to things that directly involve her but things she doesn't care or worry about she just forgets or gets her facts mixed up. So any Jared and Kim fans out there they will be together as they should in my story. This is just how both mine and Char/Bella's mind works.
So sorry about the long delay in the story. I suffered from a bit of writers block. But I think I got over the hump and should be back to normal now.
Now back to the story!
I don't own Twilight, S.M. does, I do own a new wand pen
(Jeez, it's been fifty-seven chapters already?)
Ignorance isn't bliss its annoying
The last month has been busy; a lot has happened.
I got through my punishment for my trip to Seattle with flying colors. I think I ended up annoying Edward by not being clingy and needy because of the punishment. I've got a little trick to control my lust and that is just thinking about my kids busting in any minute to put a halt to things. It's like a switch. Thankfully Edward doesn't know I can do that so easily; yet, but during that month it was tested to it's limit.
Oh, the reward I got in the end was sooo worth it! I call that the six orgasm weekend. WOW.
The You Tube video of the band hasn't hit main stream media, which I'm very thankful for; even with Alice's reassurance that if it went main stream it wouldn't be a big deal. I was told that both James Dean and Jim Morrison are vampires and faked their deaths while they were at the peak of their careers so they could sit back and collect 'death' royalties forever by setting up fake family descendents. They just disappear for fifty to hundred years then they could appear in public no one would believe that they are really them, because the human mind wouldn't let it make sense. Humans would just think the person has just got some great genes or a distant relative.
The Volturi never came down upon them so it shouldn't be a problem if Eternity gets some mainstream press. It has become a news story in the Pacific Northwest. We had a Skype interview with Komo 4 news in Seattle as well as some newspapers around the region. Now we are going to play at the Girls Choice dance this year. We got a mix of songs as well as others in the group doing some of the lead vocals. We'll play for the first hour then a DJ will take over for the rest of the dance. That dance is still two weeks away. Jasper and Emmett got a bug up their asses and built a recording studio on the third floor next to Edward's room. They took down a wall between two guest bedrooms to put in a soundproof studio and control booth. After two weeks the studio was finish and we begun recording our songs. I never realized how much work it takes to make a proper recording Mixing and dubbing, I don't understand it but Jasper and Edward are really good listening to me on how it should sound.
Also in the past month Edward formally proposed to me. It was simple and sweet. On an unusually warm February fourteenth he brought me to our meadow under the guise of a picnic.
"I just love coming here you know Edward?"
"I'm glad my love." Edward slowly places me on the ground after running us to our magical spot.
Edward quickly divested me of the backpack I was wearing and set up the blanket and my lunch.
"Come and sit by me, love."
Edward patted the spot next to him on the blanket. I slowly walked over, enjoying the warmth of the day. Its so pretty here even in the dead of winter, everything is so green, and not brown like most of the country is this time of the year. It's very hard to get depressed around here, when you're surrounded by so much life that this color green tends to give off.
I sit down beside Edward and lean back on my arms.
"It's a beautiful day isn't it?" I glance at him before closing my eyes just as the sun breaks through the clouds. I slowly lower myself down on the blanket and soak up some much needed vitamin D.
I feel Edward lay down next to me, then he grabbed my left hand into his right. I rolled to my side so I could watch him, and he did the same.
I don't know how long we just laid there and stared at each other but before long my hunger let itself be known by the long rumbling coming from my stomach.
I sat up and dug into my lunch of a roast beef sandwich, some chips and a bottle of water. As I was cleaning up Edward got up and started pacing around the meadow like a caged animal almost. I sat and watch him, half amused, half in wondering on what has caused this change in his behavior all of a sudden.
"Are you okay Edward?"
Edward comes back over to the blanket and takes my hands into his own.
He takes an unnecessary deep breath and begins.
"A little over a year ago, I was caught in a never ending cycle of boredom, melancholy, and self loathing. One day just like the last. One year just like the last. One decade just like the last." He squeezes my hands lightly and continues. "Then you march into my life turning it upside down and sideways. I tried to run from you but it was already too late. My heart was already captured." He chuckles softly. "You tamed Rose in less than a day. A miracle by any means in my book. You gave Jasper and Emmett a tom boy sister they always wanted. You were able to even deal with Alice which most of us can't even do after spending fifty years with her."
I can feel the tears starting to run down my cheeks. I think I know where this is heading.
"Carlisle and Esme think you hung the moon when you came through that front door of the house that first time."
Edward stands us both up, and he grabs my face with both of his hands and looks deeply into my eyes.
"Best of all you gave me your heart, and I gave you mine in return."
Edward then lowers himself down on to one knee and pulls a small red velvet box from his pocket. He pushes a little button in front that makes the top of the box spring back. Inside is the most beautiful ring just like it was described in Eclipse. The face was a long oval, set with slanting rows of glittering round stones. The band was gold, so delicate and narrow. The gold made a fragile web around the diamonds.(1)
I felt myself gasp, my heart rate went through the roof. I knew this was going to happen but I didn't know it would be this soon. I wasn't expecting it yet. One of my hands went to my mouth while I tried to hold in a very joyful scream.
"Isabella Marie Swan, I promise to love you forever-every single day of forever. Will you marry me?"(2)
I look at the ring then back to Edwards golden eyes.
"YES!" I yell "Yes I will marry you Edward Anthony Masen Cullen!
Edward stands up, takes the ring out of the box and places it on my left ring finger. He then kisses each knuckle on my hand with an extra kiss to the ring itself. Edward scoops me up into his arms and gives me a passionate kiss.
He begins to spin me around in a circle and yells, "I'm the luckiest man in the world!" Edward slowly comes to a stop and places me back on the ground.
Edward slowly lowers me down to the blanket, covering my body with his. His fingers are threading through my hair while he places small kisses along my collar bone murmuring sweet nothings.
"I love you so much Bella, you have brought me back to life. I can never repay you for all you have done for me." He whispers in my ear.
"You've given me so much already Edward, I think it is I that needs to do some repaying here." I begin to nibble on his ear.
Just as Edward was starting to unzip my hoodie his cell phone goes off. He groans and rolls off of me while retrieving his phone from his pocket.
"Yes Alice?…..I know Alice…..What?…..FINE!" Edward hit's the end button on his poor little phone, almost breaking the screen.
"So what did Bubbles want?"
"She requested our presence at the house or she is going to break our news for us."
God damn future seeing pixie. Why can't she just let us do things in our own time. I wanted to tell Charlie first only because I know the Cullens will be happy for us. I think Charlie will, be but I need to cross that bridge first.
I stand up and we begin to pack our stuff back into the backpack.
"Edward, I think we should tell Charlie first, its only right he should know first even if technically Alice knew first. Don't you think?"
Edward zips up the backpack and places it on my shoulders.
"I agree we should tell Charlie first, love." Edward then swings me up on my back and we are off to my house.
As we are picking up speed, and really, his running has never become boring to me even after so many times. I really can't wait until I can run just as fast.
Charlie took it better than I thought.
"Well it's about time son", Charlie exclaimed while sitting in his Lazy Boy. "you asked me last Christmas for her hand."
I look at Edward and he smiles sheepishly at me.
"Oh Edward, that was so sweet." I hug him tightly. Chuck did the same thing. He went to my parents to ask for my hand before we even talked about getting married. I get up and move across the room and hug Charlie. "Thank you Daddy."
I sit back down next to Edward while Charlie informs me on my task to tell Renee. Thrill-o-rama!
Charlie takes another swig of his beer before he launches into wedding talk.
"So kids when do you plan this happy event?"
I look at Edward and open up my shield.
Edward nods and we both turn to Charlie.
"August 13th, Dad. That would be the best since it will collate our leaving the area for school and such with the people of the town. They won't question all of us leaving if we do it this way."
"So do you know where you want to be married?"
Edward speaks up finally, "Charlie, Alice has this already planned out. Both Bella and I fully trust that Alice will be able to pull everything together and we will try to keep her under control as much as possible. But we were thinking about holding the wedding at our home with the reception in the backyard."
"Well, that sounds really nice. Just tell Alice to let me know when and where she might need me so I can arrange my work around it." Charlie sat back into his recliner and was quiet for a moment, "Oh Bells before I forget can I take your truck into work later? The cruiser is in the shop until Thursday."
"Sure, not a problem I can just hitch a ride with Edward if I want to go anywhere. I was wondering where the cruiser was when we got home. What's wrong with it?"
"Oh nothing just routine you know, oil changed, tires rotated, stuff like that."
"Oh cool." I think for a moment, "That's paid for by the city right?" I know the Cullens are pretty much made of money but Charlie is on a budget and I know these things don't run cheap.
Both Edward and Charlie chuckled a bit before Charlie confirmed that the city does take care of all the maintenance on the cruiser.
Charlie then kicked back and turned on the TV to watch some collage basketball. Pretty soon both Charlie and Edward were into the game. I excused myself and went to the kitchen to make some snacks.
I had just pulled out the French onion dip from the fridge when I hear a car door close. I look out the kitchen window and see Thomas's car in the driveway. I wasn't expecting Kitty today, but I'm glad she is here I haven't seen her in the last few weeks after finishing her intern program over at the Elementary school.
I hear her stomping up the front steps and I walk to open the door for her. I was only halfway to the front door when she thrusts it open and races up to me grabbing both of my arms right below my shoulders and starts shaking me.
"MOMMY! MOMMY! You won't believe it!" Kitty shouts
"What? Is there something wrong? Is Charles okay? Is Sam?" I start panicking. OH NO, not that. "Kitty is there something wrong with your father?"
Kitty stops shaking me and looks confused for a moment. "Umm, no Daddy and the boys are just fine, its ME! I'm going to Japan!"
My mood goes from panic to joy in nothing flat. "Your going to Japan? That's great! I know how you always wanted to go there!" I pull her into a hug "I'm so happy for you baby, I can't believe my baby is going to Japan!" I giggle. That is all she has talked about since she was thirteen.
Now what I didn't realize is that both Charlie and Edward had come over when Kitty first came in and watched and heard everything I said to Kitty.
"YOUR BABY?" Charlie screams
Both Kitty and I freeze and slowly turn to Charlie's red face, and Edwards amused one.
"Oh shit." I mummer
"What in the hell is going on?" Charlie fumes "I want answers now! Everyone into the Living Room!"
Oh crap, how am I going to explain this to Charlie?
Edward could you run up to my room and grab that envelope in my top desk drawer?
Edward quickly goes upstairs and grabs the envelope and hands it to me and we follow everyone else into the living room. Once we are all seated Charlie starts.
"Okay, I know I don't talk much but it doesn't mean I don't pickup on things." He points at me "Who are you really?"
I look at Edward and then Kitty and take a big breath.
"Well Charlie if someone ran a DNA test on me I would be your daughter no doubt, but mentally I'm a 45 year old dead woman. Kitty is my daughter from my past life. I also have two sons Charles who is in the Navy and is now in Japan also and Sammy who is seventeen and lives over in Sultan with my former husband Chuck. I died the day before your Bella left Phoenix, I woke up on the plane about fifteen minutes before it landed in Port Angeles."
I pulled out the photos and the news clipping of my death and lay them on the table for Charlie to look at. He slowly goes through everything and picks up my obit and reads it.
"I don't know why or how this happened Charlie but before I woke up I read about the future for the next two years. I knew about The Cullens, and their secret, I knew about Renee and you. I had very little information about Bella's growing up other than the last few years she refused to come here to visit you so you went to her. By my being here in Bella's place I have helped everyone avoid a world of hurt that is caused by stupid choices some people made." I look at Edward real quick "Stupid choices not only Bella made but Edward too, and so far we have avoided them."
Charlie sits back still gripping the newspaper clipping, "What happened to my Bella?"
I sigh and shake my head, "I have no clue Charlie. I mean when I died I accepted it, embraced it even because there was no way out of it. I had a very bad brain tumor and died with my family around me. I just woke up on that damn little scary plane thinking I was going to heaven only to find out I was landing in Port Angeles."
Charlie looks at Kitty and asks, "You believe that Bella is your mother?"
"Of course! I knew right away, she told me things only my mother and I shared, there is no doubt that inside Bella's body is my mother Charlene. Besides she knew the password… Even my father knows and he accepted it right away because again stuff only she knows." Kitty gives me a hug then turns back to Charlie, "But I admit it is weird that my mother is now younger than me." She laughs, "However I have to go meet Tommy… Bye guys."
My glaring eyes followed Kitty out the door, thanks a lot Kitty!
"Haven't you wondered Charlie how Bella all of sudden knew how to play the piano so well?"
"I knew you had a few lessons as a child but bugged Renee to make you quit."
"That is true for your Bella, but I have over thirty years of practice. I know I haven't acted shy and insecure like your Bella either. Its because I'm not a scared eighteen year old, I've lived to long to let the little stuff scare me. It's been hard at times Charlie, especially with you because to me you're six years younger than me. But I played along because it was the right thing to do. I really didn't want you to find out only because I was afraid it would hurt you. Even now you know I will not go against you because technically your still Bella's parent. Do you understand?"
"That's a lot of information. Do you think my Bella will come back?"
I shrug my shoulders, "I don't know Charlie. I don't understand the cosmic makeup of this; but I have learned what happened to me isn't the first time its happened. Something called Soul Fusion. My soul for some reason was attached to Bella's body. Most of the time when it happens people are thought to have a mental illness or act like they have memory loss. Thankfully I have a group of very smart people to help me through the first few months into this new life." I smile at Edward. "But I want you to understand, I will always be your daughter Charlie and I will always try to be in your life."
Charlie just sat there for awhile absorbing all the information he now has to process. He asked a few more questions about my life before, but then excused himself to go to his room.
As I lay on my bed that night with Edward, I ask him how Charlie is dealing with it.
"He is having a real hard time grasping the whole soul swap thing."
"You think talking to Carlisle will help?"
"Maybe you should ask him in the morning if he would want to talk to Carlisle."
"Okay, I love you so much Edward." I let out a big yawn, its been a very long day.
"Sleep now my love, it will all work out."
"M'k" I mumble "Please tell Alice we'll tell everyone in the morning." I feel bad we never made back over to the house.
"She already knows my love, and she still haven't said anything to the family." Edward tells me as he hold me in his warmer than normal embrace.
"Thank her again for the heated mattress pad and blanket."
Edward chuckles, "I will my love, now sleep."
I slowly drift off with Edward humming my lullaby in my ear.
(1) Page 458 Eclipse
(2) Page 460 Eclipse
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