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Bittersweet

Summary:
A BellaxEdward story. Charlie is good friends with the Cullen’s and Bella just moved in with Charlie a few months ago. Basically this story is starting at the end of the summer right before school starts. The Cullen’s are still vampires, however they eat human food, but it doesn’t give them any nourishment, so they still need to hunt. DON'T get mad at me for killing off.... AAH! Nao you're in suspence. :]


Notes:
Disclaimer: I own nothing, please don't sue me. A/N: This is my first posted fanfic, Please critique constructively. It's rated teen, just incase.


1. The First Dinner

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Bella’s Point of View:

“Bella!” Charlie called out. I put down my book and got off my bed.

“Coming dad.” I raced down the stairs, and tripped on the last one.

“Whoa.” Someone with strong arms caught me before I hit the ground. “You OK?” I took a deep breath and then looked up to see who caught me.

“Um, yeah, thanks.”

“Sure.” Once he knew I was OK, and standing, he let me go, and extended his hand. “I’m Edward.”

“Hi.” He looked at me as if waiting for me to say something more. I didn’t know what he wanted me to say so I just stood there silently.

“I’m assuming you must be Bella?”

“Oh, yeah, sorry I forgot to mention that.”

“That’s OK, I knew it anyways.”

“Right.” I nodded. Of course he knew who I was. His parents are best friends with Charlie.

“Well, I see you’ve met Edward.” My dad said as he walked into the kitchen.

“Sure did.” I replied smiling.

“That’s great.” The rest of the family walked into the room.

“Hi dear.” Esme said as she walked up to me and gave me a hug. I had met Carlisle and Esme before; I just never met their children.

“Hi. How are you?”

“Oh, I’m fine dear, how about you?”

“I’m also fine.”

“Hi Bella.” Carlisle said from across the room. I smiled and nodded towards him. “I would like to introduce you to my family. “This is Alice, Jasper, Rose, Emmet, and Edward.” He said as he pointed to each member. They all smiled kindly towards me.

“Hey, it’s nice to meet all of you.”

“You too.” They all replied.

“So, Charlie, what’s on the menu for tonight?” Carlisle asked.

“Well, I attempted to cook, but it didn’t go too well, so I ordered a pizza, I hope that’s alright with everyone.”

“Of course that’s fine, right guys?” Carlisle asked while looking at his family.

“Yes, Charlie that will be just fine.” Esme replied. Everyone else just nodded.

“Oh good, it should be here any time now.”

“How have things been at the police station?” Carlisle asked Charlie.

“Pretty slow, but it’s a nice break.”

“Yeah, it’s been a pretty crazy summer, hasn’t it?”

“Most definitely.” Charlie replied.

Carlisle and Charlie continued to talk about work for quite some time, while the rest of us just stood there listening, none of us knowing what to say to break the ice. Finally the door bell rang.

“I’ll get it.” I said, happy to have a distraction.

“Here Bells.” Charlie handed me the money, and I headed off to the front door.

A tall boy with dark hair stood at the door with the pizza in his hands. His eyes seemed to pop out of his head when he saw me, and I tried my best not to blush.

“Well, hello.” He said.

“Hi, how much will it be?” I asked rather shyly.

“Free.” He smiled brightly, although he looked kind of creepy in my opinion.

“Excuse me?” I replied, thoroughly confused.

“It’s free.” He said again, still smiling.

“Would you please just tell me how much it is?”

“You don’t have to pay…if you go out with me.” He replied, smiling cockily.

“Umm…” I stuttered I didn’t even know what to say, and then all of a sudden there was an arm around my waist.

“Is there a problem babe?” I looked up to see Edward looking at me kindly. I didn’t get it right away, but then he smiled at me, and it all clicked. He was saving me.

“He won’t tell me how much I owe him.” I said while looking at Edward.

“How much is the pizza?” Edward asked finally looking away from me.

“Twenty five buckaroos.” The boy said, his big grin disappearing from his face. I handed the boy the money, and just as I was closing the door he spoke.

“Don’t worry; I’ll come back for you.”

“Don’t count on it.” Edward responded to him, and with that I closed the door. I turned to Edward.

“Thank you so much.” He removed his arm from my waist, shrugged, and smiled.

“You seemed trapped.”

“Yeah, I was. I really appreciate you jumping in.”

“Anytime.”

“Yay! Food’s here!” Alice squealed as we walked into the kitchen.

XxXxXxX

Later that night, cleaning up with Charlie:

“So, did you like the Cullen’s?” Charlie asked me, as he wiped down the counter.

“Yeah. They are all really nice.”

“I thought it would be nice if you started hanging out with the kids, then you would know people when you start school.”

“I don’t want to impose on them.”

“I don’t think you would be.” Charlie said.

“Well, you aren’t a teenager.”

“That’s true, but I wouldn’t worry too much, you are spending the night at their house this weekend.”

“Excuse me?” Was he serious? He planned this without even asking me?

“I’m going fishing with Billy, and I know you can fend for yourself, but I would feel better if you stayed with someone, and you know that I’m good friends with Carlisle and Esme. So will you stay with them?” I took a deep breath, and let it out.

“Fine.” I replied calmly. After all I did enjoy dinner with them.

“Good. I can finish up down here.” Charlie said.

“You sure?”

“Yeah.”

“Well I’m going to bed then. Goodnight.”

“Night.”