A/N: I've wanted to do this for so long because honestly, there are very few Twilight fanfictions that go this way! If you enjoy, let me know with a review! More to come!
Summary: Bella tragically died when her heart failed, hours after Remesmee's birth. Now Edward must raise Nessie on her own. This takes place after the Volturi encounter! Lots of challenges as Edward tackles being a single father and Nessie deals with not having a mother.
I knew I would be caught. I mean, there was never any possibility of it ending any other way. So when I walked through the cottage door to find Daddy glaring at me, it only confirmed my doom. I knew I shouldn't have sneaked out to see Jacob and then he hadn't even been there. Ugh.
"Daddy I-" I began to explain but stopped short when he raised a lone finger.
"Go to your room, Renesmee. Change BACK into your pajamas and I'll be there in a few minutes," he directed and I hung my small head, ashamed, and began to walk towards the hall.
When I was almost past him, I stopped. I had a dilemma. I had managed to change into a small winter dress but even then I was pretty sure there were several buttons in the back unbuttoned as my fingers were still a little small and hard to maneuver. Daddy walked in front of me and got down on a knee and asked softly,
"Would you like some help with your pajamas?"
"Please, Daddy?" I asked peeking up at him. His eyes didn't seem so angry anymore.
"Of course, baby girl." He scooped me into his arms and carried me into my pretty white bedroom where my Minnie Mouse pajamas sat on my purple canopy bed. He sat me down on the floor and helped me out of the dress and sure enough, there were four buttons on the dress and I'd only buttoned two. He put me in my pajamas and then he sat down on my bed, pulling me into his lap.
I started to cry. "Daddy, I'm so sorry! I missed Jake cause he's been on patrol all week! I woke up and you weren't here so...I left. I wanted to see him but he wasn't there and I was so scared in the woods by myself. It was dark and there were noises and I-I-I'm so sorry!" Tears streamed freely down my face and he held me tighter.
"Hush, baby girl. I know you miss Jake but you know better than to run off by yourself. Can you imagine how I felt when I went out for no less than five minutes and when I come back I see you approaching the house in that dress? I don't even understand how you got past me because I could still see almost the entire house in sight. Did you climb out your window?"
He sighed. "What am I gonna do with you? I still give you your baths in the mornings and help you dress and yet you think you can handle being out at night by yourself."
"I don't anymore Daddy. It was scary." The tears were starting up again.
"Baby, don't cry. I know it's scary, that's why you don't go out on your own. You know what you did was wrong, though. You went outside, without my permission and in the middle of the night, no less. I suppose it's time for my girls very first punishment."
I hid my face in his shoulder. "Yes, Daddy. I'm sorry."
"Hey, look at me, please," he said softly and I raised my eyes to his. "I know you're sorry and you're forgiven."
"I am?" My heart soared.
"Of course, baby girl. I will ALWAYS forgive you when you make a mistake but there will still be consequences for your actions. As of now, you are grounded to the cottage till Monday. That's four days and that means you stay in this house at all times unless there's an emergency and you are not to use any technology of any kind, understand? No TV, computer, Kindle, or house phone."
I gave a small sigh but I was not going to complain. I knew what I did was wrong and thoughtless so I nodded.
"Good girl." He then patted my back before laying me down and tucking me into bed. He leaned over and kissed my forehead and murmured softly, "Sleep well, baby girl. Daddy loves you."
"I love you too, Daddy," I said with a small smile but as he made his way to the door my heart leapt a little. After how scared I'd been in the woods, I didn't want to be alone. "Daddy?" I called after him and he turned.
"Yes, baby girl?" I knew he knew exactly what I wanted but I said it aloud anyway,
"Will you stay with me?"
He smiled. "Of course." He walked towards the bed and laid down next to me. "Sleep now, Nessie."
I closed my eyes and snuggled close to him, finally drifting off peacefully.
I smiled when I awoke in the morning to find Daddy still there.
"Good morning, baby girl," he murmured.
"'Morning, Daddy," I said cheerfully.
"You sound happy. Come on, we've got to get you bathed and dressed before breakfast. Jasper will be here at ten for your lessons," he informed.
My Uncle Jasper taught me most things, history, math, English, science, and various subjects such as that. Sometimes though, I would skip our lessons for other things. Daddy teaches me all about music, Grandpa Carlisle teaches me all sorts of medical things and helps me with my writing, Grandma Esme has been teaching me about foods and gardening, Aunt Alice and Aunt Rosalie help me with fashion, and Uncle Emmett helps me learn about sports and video games mostly.
"Okay Daddy. I hope he tells me more about Europe today. It sounds magical!" I exclaimed as I sat up.
He chuckled. "I'm sure he will. Now, lets pick out your outfit and get you in the bath." Because I was unfortunately not leaving the house, I picked out a small pair of black capris and my favorite Tinker Bell shirt before Daddy helped me take a bath. Once I was dressed we made our way to the baby blue kitchen area and he helped me onto a black stool at the kitchen isle.
"What would you like for breakfast Nessie?" Daddy asked.
"Sure thing, baby girl."
"Thank you, Daddy.". He made me some yummy waffles and a glass of orange juice with a side of sausage. As I ate, he sat down next to me to talk.
"Nessie, while Jasper's here today, I'm gonna go out hunting, alright? I want you to be on your best behavior while I'm gone. Now, I told Jasper that you were grounded and I don't want you to give him any trouble about it. Understand?"
'Yes, Daddy,' I answered in my head as my mouth was full.
"Good girl. He's gonna take good care of you until I get back."
"I know, Daddy. I like Uncle Jasper. How long will you be gone?" I asked.
"Sometime tomorrow afternoon, baby girl," he responded softly.
I frowned. "But I'll miss you!"
"I'll miss you, too but it won't be so bad and tomorrow, Jacob's gonna come visit." He smiled, knowing I'd be excited by that.
"Really?" I practically jumped out of my seat as he cleared my plate.
"Mhm. Apparently my little girl misses her friend so much, it's driven her to thoughtless actions," he teased as he picked me up. I wrapped my arms around him and buried my face.
"I'm sorry," I muttered guiltily.
He gently stroked my hair. "Shh, it's alright, baby girl, but I don't condone what you did and I don't ever want it to happen again," he said sternly.
"I know, Daddy. It won't," I promised, peeking up at him.
He smiled. "Good girl. Why don't you go get the book Jasper gave you to read?" He suggested as he sat me down. I nodded and ran off to my bedroom. A few days ago Uncle Jasper had lent me Necropolis: London and Its Dead By Catharine Arnold.
When I came back to the living room, Uncle Jasper was there in all his golden curled glory. I ran up to give me a hug and he caught me in his arms and lifted me up to him.
"Hi, Uncle Jazz."
"Here, give me my baby girl," Daddy said and Jasper hand me to him. Daddy kissed my forehead. "I'm gonna miss you, sweetie. You gonna be okay while I'm gone?"
I nodded. "I'll be fine and I'll miss you too, Daddy."
"I'll be back before you know it. I love you, baby girl."
"I love you too, Daddy." I hugged him tight before he sat me down.
I sighed, I was gonna miss my Daddy. And my television.