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Chapter 10

BPOV

It hurts to leave him; I've only known the man for two days! I'm not this girl; I don't want to be the girl that can't live without someone, to be nothing without them. I have my own life, my own future, and my own home to get to. Even as I pulled away from him I still felt the buzz of his body near mine, like static electricity humming all throughout my body.

He tried to hide it, but I could see the hurt, mixed in with the worry and confusion swimming in his eyes. His lips were angled downward in a frown, his eyes gentle, full of compassion, and pain. I can't help but feel that I caused the pain he felt, and I don't ever want to be the source of his pain. If I could I'd spend forever making sure he was never in pain again. Wait. Forever?

Slowly, the tension in my shoulders began to loosen, and my anger, and confusion fade away. I immediately knew what was happening. Carlisle explained to me about gifts and what gifts his family possessed. I could felt his influence cloud my mind and slowly descend into my body. "Jasper, don't," I sighed, looking at him. "I need to process this." He nodded. The calm receded and I again felt weighed down and stressed.

I paced up and down a couple of feet on the dirt road, trying to get myself together. Would I have to be tied at the hip to him now? My vampire mate…. no boyfriend …mate? It was a lot to take in, in two days; I thought I was doing fine with it. But now it hurts to be away from him, like I'm dependent on him to breathe. I don't think I've ever been dependent on anyone in my life ever. All my life I've taken care of myself and others.

There was a weird, annoying high-pitched buzzing sound in the background, that broken me out of my thoughts. I turned around and faced everyone with a questioning gaze. The noise was gone and they didn't look like they heard it either. Great, I'm hearing things too.

They stared at me each with varying expressions of concern, and worry which surprised me at how much they cared about me. But, if I really think about it they knew about me before I knew them. I wasn't being completely fair lashing out on them. I took a deep breath to try and relax myself; it didn't work in the slightest. I walked over to Carlisle and looked up into his eyes. "What's happening to me?" I asked him almost pleadingly.

He seemed to know what I needed and pulled me close to him, and buried his face in my hair. "I'm not completely sure, baby," he whispered in my ear. "But we'll figure it out." I snuggled closer to him as he leaned against my car, I felt strangely warm and at home in his arms. Like I finally fit where I belonged, it both excited and scared me.

Carlisle put me in the passenger seat of my car and drove us back up to his house; the others ran there and were waiting for us at the door. He tried to carry me but I swatted his hands away. I could walk on my own, but I let him put an arm around my waist. I needed that physical contact and I could tell he needed it too. We walk inside and he placed me onto his lap, and I lean into him resting my head on his shoulder.

"Bella, can you tell us what happened? I felt your pain." Carlisle asked while tightening his arms around me.

That confused me a bit, but I let it go. "I was driving away, but it didn't feel right and the ache in my chest started getting worst. It was like my chest was being ripped out."

"That's not supposed to happen, you're human." Jasper interrupted looking at Carlisle and me in confusion.

"I know I don't understand it either. When two vampires are mates they cannot leave each other's side until they are fully mated. We would have to claim each other with a bite. Human mates are rare. Last I heard about one was with Caius and Athenadora and he turned her soon after meeting."

"You have to turn me! Is there no other way?!" I asked turning to face him.

"No, I don't, if that's not what you want." I heard the sadness in his voice.

My eyes softened as I noticed the look on his face. "I'm not ready." Hopefully he understood my meaning; I'm not ready to talk about that aspect of our relationship. He simply nodded at my statement.

"What do we do Carlisle, you have to work and Bella has to go to school. Maybe there's some way to lessen the pain of being so far away from each other." Alice said.

Carlisle held my hand and drew small circles on it with his thumb. I patted his arm lovingly. "I'm still trying to wrap my head around this. It's a lot to take in, in just this short amount of time."

I jumped off his lap and stood up to face them all and realized their crushed faces. Carlisle looked heartbroken. They must have thought I was going to leave and reject them. But I knew I couldn't; I belonged with this family of vampires more than I belonged with my own family.

"Well, it's getting late and I really should get home. Carlisle, how about you come with me and wait in my room and we'll figure out what happens next. Alright?" I asked looking around the room. "Everyone's cool? Good, I call break on the family huddle. Let's go papa Cullen." I said clasping my hands together like I was breaking up a real football huddle.

My attempt at breaking the tension worked everyone laughed as Carlisle got up and followed me out.

"Papa Cullen! Nice one B!" Emmett yelled out to me. "I wonder if she watches football, and if she'd watch with me?" I heard him ask someone.

"See you guys at school!" I laughed.

I threw Carlisle my keys and walked over to the passenger side of my car. I felt too drained to drive all the way home. We drove to my house in silence, he seemed to be in deep thought and I didn't really know what to say anyway. Besides, the silence was comforting.

This situation is almost more than I can handle, and hits too close to home. After Renee's relationship with Todd, the guy she was together with for 2 years (and way before Phil), I made a promise to myself I'd never let anyone take away my choices or make my decisions. Todd didn't hit her, but he was abusive towards my mother; he did it passively. He degraded her and made her feel worthless, like she couldn't do anything without him. He would have to approve what she ate, wore, and even who she spent time with. It wasn't right. My mother was strong, opinionated but he sucked that all out of her.

I know that's not what Carlisle is doing to me but I don't want to end but resenting him for it. It feels right to be with him, but I still need it to be my choice. I don't want to lose myself like mom did with Todd.

"We're here." Carlisle said breaking me out of my thoughts.

"Thanks. I'll open my window and you can come in through there." I tell him pointing vaguely in the direction of my room. He kissed my temple and I watched him walk around to the other side of my house before I made my way to the door.

"Hey, dad." I yelled out as I walked through the door stumbling over the rug in front of the door.

"Hey Bells! How's your shoulder? Are you sure nothing else is wrong?" He asked looking me over.

"No I'm fine. Give me a moment to go put my things in my room and I'll be back down." I walked pass him and up the stairs to my room. My bag landed on the floor next to my bed with a thud and I walked over to the window and threw it open. I waited for a couple of seconds before Carlisle gracefully jumped through and landed in front of me soundlessly. I pictured three judges holding large signs with the number 10 on them and a host babbling about a perfect score. I smirked at my thoughts. He smirked back and raised an eyebrow and I gave him a full-blown smile, as I basically swooned right in front of him. He could make me happy with just a look.

My face heated in a blush. I might not be responsible for my actions if he keeps looking at me like that.

"Make yourself at home; I'll be back soon."

"Take your time."

I turned around and took a step before walking back over leaning into him and pressing my lips to his. It started off as sweet chaste pecks, and quickly developed into a more heated, sensual kiss. My arms travelled from his chest and around his neck, pulling slightly at the hair on the nape of his neck, while his hands grabbed my hips and pulled me flush to his body. His cool tongue gently massaged my bottom lip until I opened up and granted him entrance. He tasted like raspberries and lemons, I moaned into his mouth as he lightly sucked on my tongue, his fingers expertly caressing the exposed skin of my waist.

"Bells! You coming down?!" Charlie yelled from downstairs.

I jumped back and broke the kiss startled by my father's voice. "Yeah, be right there."

I rested my face in the crook of his neck as we both tried to control our breathing. "He really has a skill for interrupting," Carlisle said while chuckling.

"He does, doesn't he?" I laughed looking up into his eyes and stood on my tippy-toes with the thought of giving him one more little kiss before going downstairs. But the kiss was quickly becoming just as heated as the other one until Carlisle pulled away smiling. "You have to go speak to your father, remember?

"Oh yeah," I frowned. He chuckled softly grinning widely at me.

"If you want me to go you have to stopping looking at me like that." I tell him.

"Looking at you like what?" He looked perplexed.

"Like I'm the reason for your happiness."

"You are." He looked at me so intensely I blushed.

"I'll be back." I said to him while walking out the door, before I could jump his bones. Ugh! I really need to get a hold of myself.

Charlie and Sue were in the living room making out on the couch when I walked downstairs. It's not really new catching my parent in that predicament, who knows how many times I've caught Renee, but seeing Charlie made me shudder. "Alright, cut it out before I get the hose." I tell them while sitting on the couch opposite of them. They pulled away from each other quickly, and blushed. Ha! He's not the only one who can interrupt a moment.

Once they peeled themselves off each other, and I shuddered at the mental image that thought painted, I told them about the accident, saving Angela and getting checked out by Carlisle. Sue's demeanor changed when I mentioned the Cullens, her soft smile turned into a grimace. Charlie told me how proud he was of me saving Angela.

I had to call my mother because Charlie told her about the accident and my mom is known to overreact. I wouldn't be surprised if she was currently in a Jacksonville airport harassing a poor ticket booth attendant trying to book a last minute flight to Seattle. When I finally got through to her she was in the process of driving to the airport. I managed to talk her down and promised to call her back and explain everything to her tomorrow.

Sue already made us dinner so we sat down and ate. Charlie and Sue mostly talked it was nice to see my dad as happy as he was. My dad teased me about being the town hero, and informing me on what the town folk were saying. I just groaned and rolled me eyes; I still have to get use to the town watching me. That's what makes me the most uncomfortable about being in Forks; I understand one of the reasons why my mother left.

After dinner I baked a couple of cookies to bring Angela and Timmy when I visit them tomorrow afternoon. It was difficult to focus all evening knowing Carlisle was upstairs waiting for me. My whole body hummed pleasantly knowing his was close to me.

As soon as the cookies were all baked and the dishes were done, I said goodnight to Charlie, and headed into the bathroom to start my nightly routine. The hot shower felt good on my sore muscles and I moaned as the spray of the water beat down on my bruised shoulder. The shower knobs let out a tiny squeak as I shut the water off; I dry myself off and wrap the towel around me. Crap. I forgot to bring clothes in here with me.

"Carlisle? Can you step outside of my room so I can get dressed?" I asked him knowing he'd hear me from the bathroom. I waited a minute and left the bathroom and entered my bedroom. I got dressed in a silk camisole and matching shorts and climbed into bed.

"I'm decent." I whispered. I felt a gust of wind and turned around to see him sitting on an old rocketing chair in the corner of my room.

"Hi." I said to him, suddenly extremely nervous about having him in my bedroom, and the little clothing I'm wearing.

"Hi back," he chuckled half-heartedly before his expression turned serious. "Bella, we don't have to do this. You're not obligated to stay with me because we are mates. Once I find out how to fix the pain of the mating pull, I'll leave and you will never have to see me. Marcus of the Volturi has been living without his mate for centuries, I am sure it can be done."

I walked up to him and placed my hands on his on both sides of face. He looked up at me with so much sadness in his eyes. I'm a terrible person, how can I make such a wonderful man feel this way? He calls me his reason for happiness and I'm failing to fulfill that role.

"No, I'm sorry. I'm still so confused about everything, I want to be your mate, and I don't want you to leave. I just- I just I don't know." I paused gathering my thoughts while he waited patiently.

"I don't like not having choices and because of that my pride is getting in the way. But please believe it has nothing to do with you. You're amazing just in the short time I've known you I can see that." I ran my hand through my hair roughly.

I'm messing this up; I don't want him to leave.

My cell phone rang from my night table interrupting us. I reached over to grab it and read the caller ID before showing it to Carlisle.

"Hey, mom."

"Hey sweetie, is it later yet?" She asked me.

"Umm... not really." I sighed looking over at Carlisle.

"Oooh, is it a guy?" She asked. It was her favorite question to ask, and she was bound to get it right eventually.

"Nooo…" I answered.

"Yes it is," she squealed. Damn, I could never really lie convincingly to my mother especially about guys. Carlisle motioned with his finger towards the window and mouthed 'I'll give you some space.' I shook my head and clutched his hand in mine. He would hear it anyway and with him here I'll be able to read his facial expressions.

"What's he like? Is he cute? Did he ask you out yet? When-?"

"Mom! Mom!" I interrupted her before she became light heated. "Take a deep breath, one question at a time."

"I'm sorry sweetie, how much do you like him?"

I smiled fondly at Carlisle and he smiled back. "A lot, he's such an amazing person, and a caring heart."

"That's an important quality for any person to have, and I'm glad you found someone." She was silent for a couple of seconds. "You haven't been pushing him away have you?"

I sighed deeply. A mother always knows. "I can't it hurts us both too much." I spoke in both the literal and metaphorical sense. "I'm all ready for bed; I have to get some sleep for bed."

"Oh ok. Don't deny yourself happiness Bella. If he's as caring as you say he is then he's nothing like Todd. Goodnight baby."

"Night mom." I whispered before hanging up. I snuggled in closer to Carlisle for comfort.

"Would it be an inappropriate time to ask who's Todd?" He asked my gently stroking my cheek. "He seems to have brought you such deep sadness."

I told Carlisle the story of Todd what my mom was like, and what he did to her. He is the first and only person I've told exactly how I felt about it. I told him of how good he was at deception and making my mother believe that what he wanted is what she wanted. He listened to me and asked all the appropriate questions, comforted me when I needed and was extremely patient with me the whole time.

The next morning, Carlisle's lips planting little kisses all over my face and neck awaked me. I smiled at the adoration displayed by his gesture.

"Good morning," he said nuzzling the crook of my neck.

"You're much better than an alarm clock."

He pulls away from my neck and looks down at me with an amused smile. I lift my head up and capture his lips. The kiss was slow and full of passion. I pulled back to breathe as he gently sucked and nipped at my neck paying extra attention the spot under where my jaw meets my neck. The moans and little noises I made only egged him on farther. "Mine." He whispered on my lips before kissing me again.

After our morning make-out session, I ate breakfast and went back upstairs to brush my teeth and get dressed. I walked downstairs to find Carlisle waiting for me at the kitchen table, and all the dishes cleaned and put away.

"Let's see if you'll be able to go to school today."

A lot of things have changed since the two days I haven't been to school. I discovered the Cullens were vampires, Carlisle is my mate and because of that mating pull I can't be away from him until I become a vampire. It's all so too much to just sum up into one word.

I grab my book bag and head for the door. "Come on and let's try. Are you going to ride with me or do we part here?"

"I think we should be together for as long as we can."

We walk over to the car hand in hand and he opens my door for me before walking over and getting into the passenger sit. The drive to the school was short, and I couldn't help but worry about being separated from him even if it's only for 7 hours. My dark tints prevented anyone from seeing who was in my car, except for the rest of the Cullens parked a couple of spaces ahead of me.

I take a deep breath, preparing myself for the pain of the pull, and leaving Carlisle. I'll see him at lunch, so at least that's something I remind myself. I was so focused on trying to breathe that I didn't notice Alice walk up to my side of the car until she knocked on the window. I let out a little yelp and almost leaped out of my seat. Carlisle growled lowly at her, while pulling me into his lap.

"Sorry, Bella," Alice mumbles. "Let's go! Or we'll be late!"

I sighed. "I'll see you later." I told Carlisle and kissed his neck.

"I'll be close if you need me." I nodded and climbed back over to the driver seat and opened the door. Alice quickly looped her arm around mine and we walked to class. So far I could only feel the slight discomfort of the pull, but it was easily ignored.

Throughout the school day many people, including teachers, have come up to me and ask about the accident and whether or not I was hurt. A lot of them mentioned how brave I was for my actions. I can't say I didn't see it coming but I really didn't want any of the attention. I sat in the back of my classes with either Edward or Jasper and hoped that a new town event would happen so everyone can forget about me. But sitting next to Edward and Jasper all day only added new gossip to the mills.

On my way to my last class before lunch I spotted Angela in the halls. "Hey Angela, I didn't know you were going to be here. How are you?"

She quickly and firmly engulfed me into a hug in the middle of my sentence. "Bella! Thank you so much for pushing me out of the way."

I hugged her back. "No problem Angela. I was going to come over to your house today to see how you were doing, stop by my car before you leave; I baked some cookies for you."

"Aww, really? You didn't have to but thanks. I'm doing ok just a few bumps and scratches. Are you ok?"

"I'm fine, just a bruised shoulder. I'll see you at lunch, don't want to be late for class."

I waved at her as I walked away in the direction of my next class. The teacher handed me a packet of missed assignments I smiled and thanked him, his fingers brushed against mine as I grabbed my assignment. Jasper saved a seat for me in the back and I walked over and sat beside him. It wasn't until I sat down did I notice the grimace on his face and his clenched fist.

"Jasper? Are you alright?" I asked him.

He shakes his head. "I'm new to the diet; sometimes it's difficult to stay in control." He said emphasizing the word diet.

"Am I making it more difficult sitting next to you?" I questioned.

He looked at me with a puzzled expression. "No you smell like Carlisle." He stated out of the blue. My face heated up in a blush. He looked at me from the corner of his eye. "You're an odd human, Bella. I basically tell you I am having trouble not eating majority of the people in this room and your only emotion is concern, not for yourself but for me."

"Thank you for pointing out my oddness." I sarcastically replied, narrowing my eyes at him. "What is making this time more difficult?"

"The amount of lust the teacher just emitted when you walked in; makes me angry that he should feel such things about my father's mate." He all but growled out. Luckily everyone in the class were too consumed in their own conversations to pay attention. I didn't know how to reply to that little bit of information and I shuddered in disgust. I didn't even notice. "My anger makes it hard to focus on controlling my bloodlust."

"How about you focus on my emotions," I reach out and put my hand on top of his fist, and it relaxed slightly. "Don't pay attention to anything but what I feel. Are you doing that?" He nodded. "What do I feel, Jasper?"

He unclenched his fist and took a deep breath. "You feel protective of me." He said in almost a question. "You're a little anxious and feeling discomfort but other than that I feel your happiness." I shifted in my seat a little. I felt too exposed with him reading my emotions but I did tell him he could. "Your discomfort increased, and now you're annoyed," he chuckled.

"Ok, ok! I feel emotionally naked, now." I say fixing my clothes.

He laughed quietly now. "Why are you so anxious and uncomfortable?" I gave him a look. "Well before I read your emotions," he chuckled again.

I shrugged. "Carlisle, and the pull." Is all I answered but it was enough for him to know exactly what I was taking about. The rest of the class period I spent getting to know Japer better. Once you get pass the quiet standoffish vibe he gives out, he's a very interesting guy. We talked about our favorite books, and movies and he told me about his life with the Cullens.

When the bell rang, we walked down to the lunchroom together. The hallway seemed to split into two as we walked down. Some people stared others whispered to those beside them. Carlisle had mentioned that naturally humans shy away from vampires subconsciously, even though they're nothing more than intimidated initially, on a basic animalistic level people are able to realize they aren't the top of the food chain in the presence of vampires. It's actually quite comical to actually see it in person. The crowded hallway continued to part making room for Jasper as I walk beside him.

"You eating lunch today?" Jasper smirked.

"Nope just making sure you get to the cafeteria safely." I told him teasingly. "Carlisle should be waiting for me outside." I winked. "See you in a bit." I waved already heading towards the front of the school.

Carlisle was leaning against my car when I walked up to him. He was wearing a pair of dark slacks and a blue button up shirt. He pulled me to him and inhaled my scent. "Are you ok?" He asked gently running his hands up and down my arms.

"Just I little discomfort but other than that I'm fine. How did we find a way around the pull?"

"I have no idea. I spent a portion of the morning trying to look into it and talk to some trusted contacts but the hospital called me in, Timmy's father almost died."

"Oh no, that's terrible." I gasped out pulling away from him. "How is he doing?"

"He's hanging in there. He's a real tough and smart child." Carlisle said rubbing small circles on my back.

I couldn't imagine what that poor little kid was going through. To not only lose a pet, but to not know whether or not your mom or dad would wake up. Children need their parents and it must be frightening to not have them with you. I wanted to do something nice for the kid.

"I'm relieved that whatever is happening with our pull is not causing you any pain at the moment," Carlisle interrupted my thinking.

"Me too, but I did miss you."

He kissed me my temple and tilted my head up to capture my lips. It was a nice and sweet kiss. He pulled back and smiled down at me. Remembering where I am, I looked around to make sure we were still alone and no one seen.

"I'd prefer if no one saw us before I could tell Charlie about us." I pulled away from him. He frowned at me and then pouted sticking his bottom lip out. I could feel my will crumbing and my heart fluttering, as I try to look away from his expression. I covered my eyes with my hand. "Nope, not gonna work."

"How about we comprise?" He asked gently pulling my hands from my eyes. "Follow me." He held onto my hand light enough so if I wanted to pull out of his hold I could and walked me towards the wooded area near the school.

Once we drew closer I noticed a little picnic set up next to a tree stump, and over turned tree. "I figure you would skip lunch and this is better than eating in your car or mine."

He is so thoughtful, and amazing. "Thank you," I said, kissing him on the side of the mouth. We spent the rest of my lunchtime, laughing and continuing to get to know each other. I promised to see him I'd come to the hospital after school, and I grabbed Angela's cookies for her on my way back into school. Jasper smirked at me when I walked back into the school building, but I ignored him.

By the end of school I've gotten use to all the comments about the accident, and the stares because I was sitting at the Cullen table for the second time in a row. The last bell rung and everyone rushed out to the parking lot. Angela caught up with me in the halls.

"Bye Bella, and thanks again for everything the cookies are delicious," she said, enveloping me in a hug that I gladly accepted.

"No thanks needed Angela. Have a good day." I smiled at her.

Jasper, Alice, Rosalie, Edward and Emmett were all waiting by my car when I walked out of the building.

"How are you doing it?" Rosalie asked almost accusatory.

I almost took a step back at her tone not out of fear but out of offence. "Doing what?" I asked truly confused. Have I done something to offend her?

"Rose I don't think she's doing anything." Jasper said in my defense. "Maybe it was a fluke that she felt that level of pain from the mating pull before."

I stepped in front of Emmett and Edward, and motioned for them to move with my hands. They parted and I was able to open my car door and throw my backpack inside and close the door.

"I still feel an ache but it's bearable. Carlisle said he's been doing some research as we haven't figured it out yet. I'm meeting him at the hospital now, so I'll see you guys later."

The ride to the hospital relaxed my nerves as much as they could be relaxed without Carlisle's presence. I can't help but shake the thought of some of the Cullen kids hating me. I haven't really gotten the chance to get to know any of them or spend one on one time with them. I think Alice and Emmett like me, I'm almost sure they do. Jasper is harder to read, he seems more indifferent than anything else. But Edward and Rosalie are the ones that are more standoffish. She doesn't trust me, and he's kept his distance after the first day. I hope I don't end up tearing apart their family, or have them see me like a wicked stepmother or something.

When I arrived at the hospital, the same nurse from my first day here was at the nurse's station.

"Hey will you tell Dr. Cullen that I'm here?" I asked the brunette nurse.

She looked at me as if sizing competition, and dismissing me as such. "Sure, and what should I say for?" She asked a little too cheerily to be real, at least in my opinion.

"He knows," I replied curtly.

"No need Tiffany, thank you." Carlisle said walking from around the corner. "Bella, I'm glad you're here; I've told Timmy all about you and he's excited to meet you." He said putting his hand on my lower back to guide me down the hall.

"He really wants to meet me?" I ask nervously. I've never really considered myself good with kids; I used to babysit for some of my mom's friends. I didn't hate the experience but I never volunteered for it either.

"Oh yeah, he's been asking about meeting the amazing woman I've been telling him about all morning." I blushed at his compliment.

The deeper into the hospital we walked the more and more the sterile scent of the rooms would float into my nose. Being as clumsy as I used to be when I was younger, I was no stranger to hospitals. The plain white walls, the coldness, the sounds and smells of sick people always put me on edge. But just walking in close proximity to Carlisle has helped me forget all about my anxiety towards this place. I walked in after Carlisle into the tiny room to find a tiny blonde haired, blue-eyed, 8-year-old boy with a missing tooth grinning at me. "Are you Bella?" He asked his eyes lighting up with excitement. His level of enthusiasm was so high that I couldn't fight its influence even if I wanted to. "Yes I am, Car- Dr. Cullen has told me so many good things about you, some sad too." I ended with a sympathetic expression. "I also have some surprises for you." He beamed at me.

Timmy and I spent the rest of the afternoon flying kites and eating cookies. Carlisle led us to an open picnic area behind the hospital, where patients usually went to get fresh air. The windy weather was perfect for our activity. I got the kite in the air for him and handed over the spool. The fact that I was able to help him through the rough time he's going through and to be able to seeing him smile and hear his laugh. Getting to know that little kid has been one of the best experiences in my life. Carlisle would frequently join us outside whenever he could. He was so good to Timmy, and it made me like him even more that he noticed this child needed more attention than tending to his injuries. I would catch Carlisle staring at me frequently with a frown on his face that would turn into a soft smile whenever he met my eyes.

I left the hospital a little after 7pm hoping that Sue already cooked Charlie dinner. Her car wasn't in the driveway so I guess she didn't cook him dinner but later I realized she brought him some leftovers so I didn't need to feed my father tonight. When I walked into the house he was on the couch, as usual watching whatever sport was playing. We joked and teased each other a little before I went upstairs to shower. Carlisle should be arriving soon and I wanted to wait for him. I stepped into the shower and quickly washed and scrubbed myself clean, but decided to wash my hair. I didn't notice the pain in my chest gradually increase until it was almost unbearable. 'What a great time to have the mating pull show up again', I thought sarcastically.

I struggled to turn off the faucet, and, as silently as I could, walked into my bedroom. In my pain stricken mindset, I bypassed underwear and pulled on my pajamas and fell into bed. It was like there was something trying to pull my heart out from my chest. I tried to breathe deeply. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.

The pull started to let up slowly until it finally stopped; by then, I left a part of cold arms around me.

"Carlisle," I sighed. He's here.

"Shhh… sweetheart I've got you." He lay down next to me and I curled my body into him.

We both stayed there the only sound that was heard was my heavy breathing. He stroked my hair until I calmed down. "Are you okay now?"

I nodded not moving my head from his chest inhaling his scent. "Would you say this would be a bad time to ask you out on a date?" He asked.

I snickered a little trying to hold back my laugh. "You're just Mr. Romantic aren't you?"

He laughed. "I'll show you romantic," he said while tickling me. "Give me an answer and I'll stop.

I laughed and squirmed around until I could barely breathe and nodded my head. He stopped and waited for me to catch my breath. "Yes, I'll go out with you."

A/N: So what did you guys think? How was the length of the chapter? Any date night ideas?