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Bella's Wedding Day

Summary:
Bella's big day has finally arrived. BUT what happens when an old friend comes to wish her good luck? WARNING...if you don't like Jacob, you won't like my story. :)


Notes:
Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer rocks! The people are hers...not mine.


8. Chapter 8 - An Unknown Number

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Chapter Eight - An Unknown Number

Bella POV

I was busy packing my suitcase when there was a knock at the door.

“You can come in.” I wasn’t sure I was up for the conversation that would follow the person entering my room, but I couldn’t tell her to stay out.

“Hi, Bella.” She sounded a little too perky. It scared me slightly. “Your dad and I were talking and we think it would be best if you took my cell phone instead of his on your trip.”

“Mom, I can’t have you calling me. I need to...”

She cut off my attack. “Bella.” She looked at me. “Why does everyone assume I’m gonna be all pushy, calling you every five seconds.” She smiled.

I smiled back; still suspicious.

She put her hand up “I solemnly swear not to call you. You can call me, but I will not call you. I will not give out your number to anyone.” She smiled. “I promise.”

She was being silly and it made me laugh. She walked over to me and gave me a hug.

“It’s just that people know Charlie’s number and they might try to call you. They won’t know my number.”

Renee POV

“But Mom, won’t you need your phone?” That was my Bella. Always putting others needs before her own.

“I’ll get a new one when I get home. It’s the least I can do for you.” I put the phone in her hand and turned to leave.

“Mom.”

My heart jumped. “Yeah.” I turned around.

“Thanks. I know it’s hard for you not to know everything. The truth is I don’t know everything either. That’s what I’ve got to figure out.”

“I know, honey. I know.” I hesitated. I didn’t want to ruin this. I looked down at my hands. “Bella.” I looked up into her eyes making sure it was okay to proceed. “You know I’ll always be there if you need anything. If you want to talk.”

“I know, Mom. Thanks.”

“I’m going to go back home as soon as I can get a flight. So...”

“I’ll call you when I’ve come to some kind of conclusion.” She grinned and ran her fingers through her hair.

I crossed back across the room and hugged her. “You’ll do the right thing. I know you will.”

“I hope so.” She didn’t sound very convincing.

I fought the urge to get all motherly on her and kissed her cheek. “Goodbye, Bella. Have a fun trip.”

“I will.” She giggled the first resemblance of a real laugh I’d heard all day. On that note, I left Bella alone in her room.

Bella POV

Geez! I wonder what Charlie had said to Renee. She was cool. I can’t believe she let me off the hook without playing 20,000 questions. As much as I loved my mother I couldn’t handle her freaking out over this. I was grateful to Charlie for calming her down.

I zipped up my suitcase and picked up the telephone to call Angela. She picked up on the second ring.

“You ready?” Not your normal greeting, but it worked.

“Yep, you?”

“Yep. I’ll be there in a few.” The line was dead and I hung up.

I reached into my drawer and pulled out the sock with my ‘college money’. I stuffed it into my wallet. I looked around the room to make sure I had everything. If I didn’t have it, I wouldn’t need it. I wasn’t gonna be gone that long.

I made my way down the stairs and sat my suitcase by the front door. I then went into the kitchen to say goodbye to my parents.

Renee was sitting at the table and Charlie was at the sink doing dishes.

“Well, I guess I’m off. Angela will be here any second.”

Renee stood and hugged me a little too tight (I had had tighter ones though). “Bye, sweetheart. Have a great time. Don’t rush your decision, make sure it’s the one you can live with forever.” She had no idea how appropriate her advice was.

“I will. Thanks, Mom. I love you.”

“I love you too, honey.”

Charlie had just finished drying his hands on a towel and I left one set of arms for the other. “It will all work out for the best, Bells. Just follow your heart -- and your head. Just think it through, you’ll make the right decision.”

Then he smiled a mischievous grin and his eyes twinkled. I knew he was going to tease me when he continued, “now you know who I’d pick.”

“Dad.” I scolded, narrowing my eyes and furrowing my brow faking the dramatics.

“I don’t want you to let that influence you. You have to do what’s right for you.” I smiled and rolled my eyes. “Although, Billy would make a great father-in-law.”

“Dad!” I playfully slapped his arm.

“Kidding.” I knew he was serious -- at least a part of him anyway. He had always preferred Jacob to Edward. “I love you, Bells.”

“I love you too.” A car honked out front. “Gotta go.” I started to leave but then remembered something. “You can’t tell anyone where I’ve gone, okay. I don’t want anyone tracking me down. I’d prefer nobody knows I’m with Angela. They could call her.”

“You got it.” Charlie said. “Call us if you need anything though.”

“Absolutely. Don’t worry, I’ll be fine.” With that, I walked out the door and got into Angela’s car. For the first time all day, I felt like things would be okay. I didn’t know how, but they would be.

Eventually.