Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight characters, Stephenie Meyers does.
I laid on our bed as soon as I reached our cottage. I was tired, so tired that I could barely keep my eyes open but for some reason my thoughts kept on wandering to the events that happened earlier.
When I woke up this morning, I never realized that today was the day my dad was going to find out about me. The 'me' that was not the clumsy girl that he knew and loved.
To say that I was concerned for his health would be an understatement. I could not even imagine what his reaction would be when Billy tells him about everything. I could only hope that he doesn't have a heart attack considering the things he was going to hear about his only daughter.
A small part of me felt guilty for keeping such big secrets from my own father but another part knew that I could not have done anything else at the time. I could not even imagine how he would have reacted if I went and told him that I married a vampire and was having his babies, not to mention the part where I tell him that I was the queen of the vampires and majority of the said vampires believed that I was incarnation of their goddess.
As I laid there I could only hope that Billy does a good job of explaining everything without giving him a stroke.
I tried to forget about everything so that I could sleep but to no avail. The bed felt cold without Edward which made it harder for me to fall asleep. So I hugged his pillow close to me and wished for him to return sooner so that I could forget the world in his embrace.
I sighed and closed my eyes and before long I was asleep. The Next thing I remember was waking up with strong arms around me, providing me with a sense of calmness and security.
"Edward you are home!" I exclaimed hugging him closer.
"I drove as fast as I could, love. I am sorry for not being there for you this morning."
I groaned thinking about the said morning.
"Don't remind me. It was horrible. I thought Charlie was going to have a heart attack." I said burrowing myself close to him.
"I am sorry sweetheart. I know you didn't want your father to find out this way but maybe this is for the best."
"I don't know Edward. You should have seen his face when I tried to explain everything. I am seriously concerned about his health. I hope he has a strong heart."
"Oh Bella, he is a strong man. I think he will surprise you."
"I hope you are right. I don't think I can handle any more stress."
"Love, look at me. Everything is going be fine, ok?"
I nodded and tried to relax but soon my mind focused on what Paul said about Jacob and Victoria.
"Edward, Jacob and Victoria…"
"Don't worry love. We can meet and discuss everything tomorrow when everyone is back. Now, I want you to do something for me."
"What is it Edward?"
"I want you to relax. All this stress is not good for you or our babies. So close your eyes and forget everything else, love. Forget about Charlie. Forget about Jacob and Victoria and just relax. Go to your happy place."
I closed my eyes and took a deep breath and tried to go to my happy place. Then I realized that I was already in my happy place, with Edward in our beautiful cottage. Now I just needed to turn my mind off to enjoy it fully.
I could not help smiling as he cuddled closer, burying his face in the back of my head and wrapping an arm over my swollen belly as he slid a leg in between mine.
I turned my head towards his face and kissed his cheek lovingly earning a beautiful smile from him.
"I love you Bella. I know things get crazy sometimes but always remember that I will be there for you and together we can face anything."
"I know Edward. I just worry."
"No need of any worry, love. Everything will be alright." He said kissing my hair.
I closed my eyes cuddling closer to him.
"Edward, what are we going to do about Charlie?" I asked after a few minutes.
"Bella, I think we should go talk to him. Just lay everything on the table and let him decide what he wants to do. I know Billy promised to explain everything but he doesn't know everything like how we were connected to each other even before we met or about your pregnancy. These things only we can explain."
"I don't know, Edward. I am scared of his reaction. What if he decides that he doesn't want anything to do with me?"
"Love, he is your father. He loves you very much and I know he will always love you no matter what. Let's just go and talk to him, ok?"
"Do we have to do it today?" I asked feeling anxious.
"You don't have to do anything which makes you uncomfortable, love. I was just giving my opinion." he said kissing my forehead.
"No, you're right; I need to talk to him." I said with a sigh.
"How about waiting for him to come to us?"
"I will call Billy and tell him that you are staying here and ask him to sent Charlie here whenever he is ready to talk. What do you think, love?"
"Well, I like this option better." I said in a childish tone make him laugh.
"Stop laughing at me." I whined hitting him on the shoulder.
"Oh-oh, violent Bella is making an appearance." He teased.
"Oh, I will show you violent Bella." I said starting to get up but suddenly he pinned me down and hovered above me with a sexy smile on his face.
"I think I am in love with this violent Bella." He said with a wink making me laugh.
He kissed me making me hum in pleasure. But unfortunately our make out session was interrupted by his phone making both of us groan simultaneously.
He got out of the bed to answer the phone making me pout.
I wanted to get up but was still tired and was on the verge of falling asleep again.
"That was Alice making sure everything was ok with Charlie. I told her he was with Billy at the reservation which is why he disappeared from her vision."
I nodded and tried really hard not to yawn but failed miserably.
"Love, why don't you try sleeping while I talk to our babies?"
"Edward…" I started to protest.
"shh…, no one interrupts daddy-baby time." He said lifting my tank top and whispering to my belly making me laugh at his antics.
Soon I was once again asleep. The next time when I woke up, Edward was reading a pregnancy book sitting beside me. He had a beautiful smile on his face which made him look more handsome and carefree.
"Did I wake you, love?" he asked when he saw that I was awake.
"mmm…no…" I replied sleepily.
He closed the book and placed it on the night stand before lying beside me.
"What's with the smile?" I asked when he continued smiling.
"I am just happy, love. I had never even imagined that I would become a dad and look at me now." He said shaking his head as if trying to wake up from a dream.
I ran my fingers through his hair as he talked making him sigh.
"I always felt like a monster, designed to suck life out of the innocent. Our kind are ruthless killers known to take life of people and look at me today. I never imagined that I would make life instead of taking one…" He said with an expression of awe and wonder.
He placed his palm on my expanding belly.
"I cannot believe that we made this, our children, a part of me and you. Bella, I cannot even thank you enough for giving this gift." He continued.
I pulled him close to me and took his hands in mine and kissed it.
"You don't need to thank me." I said shaking my head.
"Yes, I do, my love. In fact, a thank you is not even enough to convey my gratitude. Before you, I was just surviving not living and then one day you came along changing everything, turning my life upside down. You gave me love, your life and now this. You are the best thing that ever happened to me, Bella. You are kind, loving and you are the only one who accepts me for who I am and sometimes I feel like I don't deserve you." He said with a sad look on his face.
"Hey, where is this coming from?" I asked desperate to lighten the mood before hormonal Bella makes an appearance, bawling her eyes out.
"Edward, look at me, you are a good man. How many times do I have to say this? Now you listen to me, you might be a vampire but you are not a monster. I have seen monster in my kind who kill and torture people for stupid reasons but when I look at you I see a man with the power to kill and destroy anything and everything but struggling to protect it against your own basic instinct so don't tell me you don't deserve all this. Edward, you are the kindest, most loving person I have ever known. You know me more than I do. You take care of me, you make me feel beautiful and cherished. You give me love, security and yourself. What more could a girl ask for?" I said kissing his forehead.
"And these babies," I continued placing my hand on my belly along with his, "are very lucky to have you as their dad."
"Edward, no matter what you say I know who you are and Trust me, I am a very lucky girl to have you as my husband."
"Bella, I am the lucky one."
"We can argue like this forever you know."
"I know and that is the beauty of our relationship, we can be cheesy and corny like the lead characters of an old romantic novel and still not get tired of each other."
"Oh, I will never get tired of you unless you forget to buy the chocolate ice cream that I am craving."
"Don't worry; the fridge is filled with it. So does that mean you will never get tired of me?"
"You know I will never get tired of you. Besides, our people believe that we are literally made for each other."
"That we are, my love but the god and goddess part is little bit over the top."
"Yeah I know but you do look like one though." I said with a smile.
"Well, so do you."
I snorted hearing this.
"What? You don't believe me?"
I just smiled and kissed him passionately.
Our make out session was once again interrupted but this time not by his phone but by a knock on the door making us both groan once again.
"Whoever that is, is going to die." I said irritated.
"Ooh… violent Bella is coming out once again." Edward teased.
"Shut up and answer the door, lover."
"Yep. What? Don't you like it?"
"Oh, I love it, lover." he said kissing me before walking out of the room to answer the door.
I sighed and buried my face in the pillow inhaling his scent.
Soon Edward was back.
"Bella, Charlie is here." He said making my heart stop.
I was out of the room before anything else registered in my mind.
I saw Charlie looking around with an unreadable expression on his face.
He turned but his gaze zeroed on my baby bump which was clearly visible. I normally wore baggy clothes when I was at Charlie's that hid my baby bump well but now that I was wearing a thin tank top, it was clearly visible.
I became more and more nervous when I saw his face turning red in anger.
"You are pregnant?!" he shouted then turned towards Edward and charged towards him.
"YOU SON OF…" before he could complete his sentence or get his hand around Edward's neck, he was thrown across the room by the bubble which appeared around Edward in a split second.
"Dad!" I shouted running towards him fearing the worst.
I was relieved when I saw him still conscious and sitting up.
I realized that the bubble around Edward did not use its full force and only just shoved him.
"Are you ok?" I asked crouching beside him.
"What was that?" he asked in return looking like he was trying to wrap his head around what just happened.
"He is the god of immortals, what did you expect?" I heard the guard who was now standing in our living room with a dozen others with an expression of hatred towards Charlie say.
Thankfully Edward assured them everything was alright and told them to give us some privacy. They were reluctant but agreed.
I helped Charlie to the nearest chair. He was silent for what felt like years.
"Did he push you into all this?" he asked finally.
I took a long breath.
"Edward didn't push me into anything, dad."
"But…." He looked like he was struggling with words.
"Dad, do you know where I first saw Edward?" I asked.
"Bella, why are you asking me all this?" he said irritated.
"Just answer the question, dad."
"In your school, I guess."
"That is where you are wrong. It was not when I first came to forks. I first saw him in my dreams. I used to see him every day from as long as I can remember. Do you remember asking me why I searched for libraries where ever I go? Every time I used lie and tell you that I was obsessed with books when my real obsession was with the golden eyed boy who visited me every single day in my dreams. You have no idea how many books I have read about recurring dreams just to see whether there was even a slight chance of meeting this person who was giving me restless nights. And one day he was there, in front of me and I saw the world shifting around me. Dad, I don't believe we are gods like our people believe but I do know that the connection that we share is otherworldly."
Charlie sat there listening with attention as I proceeded to tell him everything that happened. When I finished talking, it was silent for a few minutes before anyone talked.
"Bella, I seriously don't know how to react to all this and I pretty sure I would not have believed any of this if I had not seen the boy turn into a wolf and you throwing him around like some stuffed animal instead of a real one. Everything comes as a big shock to me and seeing you married and pregnant does not help either."
"I know, dad."
We were both silent again. I looked at his face to get some clue about what he was thinking but his expression was unreadable. Finally, he sighed.
"Bells, you are my only daughter and I love you. All of this doesn't make any sense to me but I trust you. I don't know how to react to all this but I know that you are an intelligent young lady and even though I would have liked you to have waited for few more years before settling down, I see that you are happy that is good enough for me. And you Edward, I don't know what to tell you. Just be thankful that I left my gun home." He said turning towards Edward.
"Dad, bullet doesn't have any effect on him, remember?"
"Yeah, but I am sure it will irritate him at least."
This made me and Edward laugh and Charlie huff.
Once again silence filled the room after our laughter died down. I saw Charlie sigh once again.
"So Bells, I know this is your home and you most probably want to stay here now that I know the truth but always remember that you can come home anytime you want."
I was deeply touched by his offer. I never realized he would accept everything so easily but was really grateful for the way it turned out.
"I love you, dad." I said hugging him.
I pulled back I saw tears in his eyes and a smile on his lips which assured that everything was alright.
A/N: sorry for the delay. I am getting married (on sept 2nd) so everything is little crazy in my RL so please bear with me.
Also I have a couple of questions for you all. Would you like to see Charlie become a vampire or would you rather see him as human? Also who would you like Charlie to end up with? (Sue or anyone else). So pls review to let me know.