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Forbidden Yet Desired
Chapter 1 Love You Like a Brother
Renesmee Claire Cullen lay beside her mother, Bella Cullen, in a clearing that did not seem a long way from their house if you ran. Well, that is if they ran at their speed, and it is not a human speed either. She closed her eyes and let the sun hit her face. This meadow was a special place for her and her parents. This was the only place where she could be herself. Where she could be what she was… a half vampire. Here, she did not have to pretend to be normal. She did not have to hide herself from the sunlight that showed her true skin like she did when she was at school.
"Are you exited about starting high school in the fall?" her mother asked.
Any normal human might not have heard this, but of course Renesmee and her family were not normal humans and had heard her mother perfectly well. She sighed and turned to her mother, whom she shared her eyes with. She had gotten her hair, however, from her father.
"Hardly, Mother. I'd rather be getting a college degree already," Renesmee said.
Bella started to laugh. Renesmee had been like this for several months now. She was always going one hundred miles an hour, never seeming to stop.
"You want to grow up too fast," Bella told her daughter, still laughing.
"It's not like I want to. It's all I've known," Renesmee said, letting out a sigh.
This was true. She was only four to five years old in human years, but being a hybrid, she grew up faster. A few years later and she will be done growing, stopping at the age of about fifteen to sixteen.
"I know," Bella said.
"Will I ever be able to go to college?" Renesmee asked.
"I am sure you will," Bella said. And then she rephrased herself. "No, of course you will. With your father and grandfather, they would make you even if you didn't want to go."
Renesmee had obviously gotten the love of knowledge from her father, Edaward. Plus, it did not hurt to have a doctor for a grandfather. She could not help but give a small laugh thinking about this.
"I'll have to ask Aunt Alice for help making me look older when I start," Renesmee said, thinking out loud.
She laughed to herself as she pictured the expression on her aunt's face. Alice was definitely responsible for Renesmee's style and took every opportunity she could to play dress up with Renesmee.
"Don't forget you're not done growing yet," Bella reminded Renesmee.
"What are my two favorite women talking about?" Edward asked, coming into view from the shaded area of the trees.
"Our daughter's already talking about going to college," Bella said as Edward sat down next to her and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
About a year after Renesmee was born, she had made her parents promise not to kiss in front of her. She now laughed that they still did this for her benefit.
"You've been spending too much time with Grandpa Carlisle," Edward said.
"Oh, come on," Renesmee replied with a laugh.
Then they both started laughing. She loved talking to her grandfather in his study whenever she had the chance, but he had never pressured her into doing anything she did not want.
"Renesmee, you have to be patient," Bella said.
Renesmee pulled out her cell phone as it beeped.
"It's Jacob. I'll see you at home later," she said.
Bella and Edward just watched as their only daughter walked away.
"Did you seriously just let her go?" Bella asked.
"It was going to happen eventually," Edward said. He then noticed his wife's uneasy look on her face. "What is it?"
"Shouldn't their relationship be forbidden?" Bella asked.
"I'd be thinking the same thing too, but I know what Jacob is thinking," Edward said with a laugh.
"Yeah, that's the only reason I let her go," Bella replied.
She smiled as Edward wrapped an arm around her.
"Come on, let's go home," he said.
Renesmee smiled as she spotted Jacob outside the small diner he had told her to meet him at. Jacob turned and smiled when he heard his name being called.
"Hey, Jacob, what did you want to talk about?" Renesmee asked as she took him in her arms.
"I wanted to give you this," he said.
He took a small box out of his jacket and presented it to her.
"It's beautiful," Renesmee said as they entered the diner.
It was a thin necklace with her birthstone.
"Well, you are starting high school," Jacob replied as they sat down.
"Yeah, high school," Renesmee said with a sigh.
"What's the matter?" Jacob asked
He had never seen her like this before.
"Oh, it's just Mom and Dad won't let me go to college yet," Renesmee said.
Jacob gave a small laugh. He had well aware of her anxiousness after finishing high school.
"Don't be so quick to grow up," Jacob said.
"Sorry," Renesmee apologized. Jacob then took the necklace and secured it around her neck. "Thank you for my gift."
After the waiter took their order, Jacob decided he needed to tell the girl sitting in front of him just how he felt about her.
"I care about you, Renesmee," he said. "A lot."
Renesmee just stared at him with a confused look on her face.
"What?" she asked, thinking she had heard wrong, but it was very unlikely.
She looked down as Jacob took her hand. Whether or not to pull her hand away, she did not know. However, she did not.
"I always have," Jacob said.
Renesmee looked up from her hand that was still being covered by Jacob's and looked at him.
"Jacob, I'm sorry, but I only see you as a brother," she said.
"I understand," he replied, pulling his hand away. "For now."
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