A/n: I own the plot, all known characters belongs to Stephenie Meyer. Thanks to everyone that's reading, favorite and following this story and thanks to my awesome pre reader JoyfulyetHesitantPen.
Today the first couple of nomads were due to arrive. Alistair, Riley, Stefan and Vladimir were the first ones that Vic was able to get in contact with, she explained to them that she needed help with a problem that had arisen and they like Jasper, Peter, Em and Rose agreed to come without too much details being told to them. Because Charlie knew all of the details of what was going on, we didn't have to keep this meeting with the nomads secret from him. We knew that we wouldn't have enough places for all the vampires to sit, so we were holding the meeting at the Cullen house. Charlie was here as well as Jacob, Sam and Billy so that they can take back all of what happened in today's meeting to the other elders.
I was glad that the shapeshifters and vampires were getting along so well; nobody liked the smell of the other but they were dealing with it. We had the flat screen on and Em, Jake and Peter were playing a racing game, Rose and Vic were sitting off to the side talking about Vic going to college; it was something that she had wanted to do for awhile. Garrett and I were curled up on the couch reading and Sam, Billy and Charlie were playing poker in the dining room. We didn't know when Alistair, Riley, Stefan and Vladimir were coming, only that it was some time today.
The humans had just finished lunch, when Vic said that we had visitors. She, Garrett, Em, Jasper and Peter went outside to see who had arrived. I would have gone to the window to see who had arrived but Rose was holding me back. I couldn't make out what was being said but after a few minutes, the door opened and in everyone walked. Vic was through the door first then Em and Garrett; who immediately came to me and wrapped his arms around me. After Garrett came Jasper; looking every inch of the Major from his stories that he told me, two male vampires that I didn't know; one had blond hair, red eyes and the other had black hair and red eyes and finally Peter.
Em went over to Rose and stood in front of her, Jasper and Peter stood on either side of the new vampires. The new vampires, were taking in their new surroundings with curious eyes, I knew that they knew I was human, that Charlie was human and that there were shapeshifters present but they had yet to comment on that fact. I looked at my family and saw that they were tense; except for Vic, she was staring intently at the blond one and when I looked at him, I saw that he was staring at her as well.
"Garrett." I whispered.
"Yeah babe?" he whispered back.
"What is going on with Vic and that blond vampire?" I asked turning so that I could see his face.
"I believe they are mates my love."
"Do they know?" I asked with a raised eyebrow.
"I think they feel the pull but are unsure about what to do."
"Well they need to get together of course. Like we did."
"Well my love, finding your mate is an awesome feeling that sometimes it takes awhile to get your bearings."
"Ah, I see." I replied while turning back to watch their interactions.
After a few minutes, Vic cleared her throat and said, "Alistair and Riley, I would like to thank you both for coming."
"It's not a problem. Now, what seems to be the matter?" the black haired vampire asked in a British accent.
"I think we need to all sit down so that we can fill you both in." Vic replied while gesturing towards the couches.
Everyone nodded their heads and we all took seats and then filled them in on why we needed their help. Once we were done, they said that they would definitely help to protect me. When I asked them why they were willing to help me, they said that they felt a connection towards me that they couldn't explain. I just nodded my head not understanding their answer in the least, they also said that it wasn't a romantic feeling they had for me, it was more like a sisterly bond. We talked after that, I got to know Riley and Alistair better; who were both great guys and had some awesome adventures. Riley had only been turned a couple of years ago and he was around the same age as me, Alistair was turned around 1320 when he was twenty years old. Alistair was in serious need of a shave, he kinda reminded me of a mountain man but I guess that's to be expected when you spend your life as a nomad and keep 'underground'.
I could tell that Vic and Riley wanted to be able to spend some time getting to know each other, so I asked Garrett to go for a walk with me, to which he agreed. Rose and Em said they wanted to go for a hunt, Em asked Jasper, Peter and Alistair if they wanted to go hunting as well and they agreed. Jake, Sam and Billy said they were going to La Push to check on things there as well as fill everyone in and Charlie said he was going to go and check in at the station. Vic promised to let us all know when Vladimir and Stefan arrived and then we all left the house.
Garrett and I went out the back door and just started to walk through the woods, I knew that now would be the best time to talk to Garrett about when he would want to change me, "My Rebel Soldier."
"Yes, my Little Lady?" he asked with a smile.
"Can I ask you something?"
"Always, my beloved." He said with all seriousness coloring his tone.
"I was wondering when you wanted to turn me that is if you want me forever." I said quietly.
"Of course I want you forever." he said, stopping. "I was hoping to let you finish your schooling but now with the rumors of Edward wanting to kidnap you, I want to make you one of us sooner, so that you are not vulnerable."
"I don't want to be vulnerable when he comes, I want to be strong, so that I can kick his ass."
"Well then, when would you like to be turned?"
"As soon as possible but I need to talk to Charlie about this as well."
"How about once Vladimir and Stefan make their appearance and we see if they are willing to help or not, we ask to have a talk with your father?"
"I think that is a very good idea, my soldier." I replied while standing on my tiptoes to place a kiss on his lips.
"Glad you approve, Little Lady." he said with a chuckle and then kissed me again.
We continued walking then, just waiting for my cell to ring letting us know that our other visitors had arrived.
Twenty minutes later, that call came in, so Garrett picked me up and ran back to the house so that we can greet our new guests. We entered the house, Garrett helped me off his back and then we greeted the new guests. I noticed that Vladimir and Stefan weren't the only new vampires; there was a dark skinned female vampire and a male vampire with red hair.
"Bells, Garrett, I would like you to meet Vlad and Stefan." Vic said while pointing to each of them, "And Mary and Randall."
"It's a pleasure to meet all of you." I said with a nod to everyone.
"Vhat is the problem Victoria?" the blond vampire asked. I had to stop myself from bursting out laughing because he sound exactly like the vampires from the movies.
"Well Vlad, it seems there is a vampire that Bella used to know, planning to kidnap her from her family and mate."
"How do you know this vampire Bella?" Mary asked.
"It's quite a long story, why don't we all sit down and I can tell you what happened."
The four new vampires nodded their heads, so we all took seats and I began my story again; secretly hoping that this would be the last time that I would need to tell it. Mary was outraged that a vampire would bring a human into their world and then leave the human to fend for themselves only to devise a plan to have that same human kidnap for his own nefarious deeds. She agreed right out, to stand and fight with us. Randall, Stefan and Vlad also agreed. I never wanted to make this out to be an army but it seemed that I had no choice in the matter if I wanted to stay alive; even though I would be a vampire by the time Edward arrived; hopefully, I had a fear that he would still kill me. Mary, Randall, Stefan and Vlad said that they also felt a connection to me, when they first met me and now they wouldn't be able to walk out that door, leaving me unprotected; not that I really would be unprotected of course.
Just then Charlie walked in, we introduced him to the four new vampires and when his eyes landed on Mary, I saw that they looked exactly like how Vic and Riley looked when they first met. Oh great, my dad is mated to a vampire. Now don't get me wrong, I think that's great. I've always said that he deserves to find happiness again and I didn't want to say goodbye to my daddy when I was turned and now thankfully I wouldn't have to.
I looked at all the other vampires and they seemed to register the fact that Mary and Charlie were mates as well.
"Dad, I think its time we headed home. Garrett and I need to talk with you and we would like to do it privately." I called out to him.
After a few minutes of silence from him, Charlie shook his head and said, "Yeah... ok... sure Bells."
"Mary, you're welcome to come as well."
"Oh, I wouldn't want to impose." she replied.
"You wouldn't be."
We said goodbye to the others and then walked out to the cars. Charlie and Mary got into the cruiser and Garrett and I got into my truck, we followed Charlie and Mary.
"So beloved, how do you feel about your father being mated to a vampire?"
"Well my soldier, I think its a great idea. I didn't want to lose my father and I've always wanted him to be happy. Now I get both."
"So you don't think its a bad idea that you'll be spending an eternity with him?"
"Hey now, I'm not mated to my father, I matted to you." I said with a laugh.
Garrett laughed with me and said, "Fair point my beloved."
"To answer your question, no I won't reject getting to spend forever as my father's daughter. I think that its great."
He nodded his head and once we pulled up to the house, I saw Charlie getting out of the cruiser first and then running over to Mary's side and helping her out. They were laughing about something and it brought a smile to my face because I haven't seen Charlie that happy in a long time. Garrett and I got out and then followed the laughing mates into the house.
We all went to sit in the living room and Garrett said, "Charlie, I know that you are feeling things that you haven't felt in a long time and I want to explain what's happening."
"I already know. Mary filled me in as we were driving here. I don't fully understand everything that goes with being a mate, I just know that I won't be lonely anymore, that my soul called out to Mary's and her's responded and I plan on being a vampire soon."
"I'm so happy for you daddy that you found your other half, like I did." I said going over to Charlie so that I could hug him.
"So kid, do you mind the fact that your old man will become a vampire like you soon?"
"I don't mind it the least. I'm happy that I get to keep my daddy forever."
"I'm glad I get to keep you forever as well." he replied gruffly. I could tell that he was starting to get emotional, so I decided to change the subject.
"Speaking of becoming a vampire, that's what Garrett and I wanted to talk to you about."
"Ok, what's up?"
"Well, we had originally wanted to wait till I finished high school but now that Edward is after me, we think that it's best to do it sooner."
"I think that's a great idea. When are you planning on being turned? Maybe I'll do it the same time."
"We haven't set a date yet. You sure you want to be turned so soon?"
"Of course, now that I've met my forever I wanted to start spending my time with her. Without sickness and my age getting in the way. Plus I want to be able to kick Jackassward's ass for everything that he's done to you or planning on doing."
I just laughed because Charlie has been threatening to kill Edward ever since he left me in the forest. Now we just had to figure out when was the best time to undergo the change. I knew that we would have to let the pack know that both Charlie and I would be changing and we would have to do that before we made any final plans.
There was a week break coming up in school and Charlie said that he had some unused vacation time. So we decided that in two weeks we would undergo the change. Garrett and Mary said that normally it would be hard to control two newborns but seeing as how Jasper and Peter had experience with newborns, there shouldn't be any problems. We got in contact with the other vamps and told them our plans, they said that they would help to stage an accident but they would just keep the news locally so that Edward doesn't find out.
When I questioned that, they said that Edward should be stopped before he does this to another human and this way here, he won't know that when he turns up to kidnap me, I won't be a weak human, I would be a strong newborn. I hung up with them then and called Jake to see when we would be able to go and talk with them. He told me to come down anytime, so after sending a quick text to Vic letting her know that Charlie, Garrett, Mary and me were heading to La Push, we left in one car this time and drove down to La Push.
I was glad that we didn't have to worry about the treaty that the Cullens made; about no vampires crossing La Push territory, it made it easier when the vamps needed to cross over into their lands to get to a hunting spot instead of going the long way. Ten minutes later, we pulled in front of Jake's house, got out and went inside.
The other Elders were there waiting and we explained everything that has been decided. Billy and Harry were sad to know that Charlie wouldn't be remaining human anymore but they understood that the bonds of mates were stronger. Charlie lighten the mood in the house by saying that it wasn't as if he wouldn't come and visit them anymore and he told them that he would still go fishing with them. They were happier after that.
A/n: So I hope to those that celebrate it, had a great Christmas. I know that you all wanted me to post this sooner and I'm sorry that I didn't get it up till now but between making sure that I had everything for Christmas; dinner and gifts, as well as trying to get 'The 12 Days of Christmas' updated every day, didn't leave much room for this chapter to be completed till now. I shall tell you this now, the coming chapters will get very interesting but bear with me, this story will have a happy ending. I would like to thank, Karebears1981 and otherworlder81 (think that's the right people) for their suggestion of having Charlie be mated to a nomad. *waves* until next time my friends.