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Three May Be A Party, But To Me Its Just A Crowd

Charlie's girlfriend, Sharon, has moved in with Bella and him. Bella's a little more then put out with her.


1. Meet and greet

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I was hanging on Edward’s back when we came in the front door. I was laughing about this morning when Emmett called Mike Newton and told him Edward wanted to go on a man date with him. Edward didn’t find it so funny, but I certainly did.

I spent the night with Alice, going over wedding plans. She spent three whole hours debating with herself, whether or not to use pink napkins or blue napkins.

Tonight I was supposed to meet this woman Charlie’s been dating for the last couple of months. I had to admit, they were getting pretty serious. He was out with her every night and Edward said he thinks about her often. I was really curious to meet the woman actually. Charlie said her name was Sharon Williams.

“What time is Charlie’s girlfriend coming over?” I asked Edward. He would know better then I would.

“Six o’clock on the dot.” He told me. He swung me around, so that he was carrying me bridal style. He sat down on the couch so I was positioned comfortably in his lap.

I glanced at his watch- five thirty. I spent nearly all my day with Emmett, Edward and Alice playing scrabble. Emmett kept making up words.

I looked down at my sweats and t-shirt and decided I needed to go change. I started to get up of Edward’s lap, but he pulled me back down.

“And where do you think you’re going?” he grinned, mischievously.

“To get dressed.” I told him as I snuggled against his chest.

“You look perfect to me.” He murmured, kissing my forehead softly.

“Maybe to you. But I’m trying to impress someone.” I chuckled. I looked up at his frowning face.

“You don’t try to impress me?” he asked, faking hurt.

“Not anymore.” I smiled and kissed his frown away.

“I’m hurt.” He teased, kissing me back. I wrapped my arms around his neck out of habit. When he ended it I smiled against his lips.

“I love you.” he whispered.

“I love you, too.” I laughed. I kissed him once again until I heard the door swing open. I pulled away quickly, and tried to scramble out of Edward’s lap, but he held me there. I threw him a frantic glance as I heard Charlie coming into the living room.

“No need to be embarrassed, love.” He chuckled.

“Bella!” Charlie called. I glared at Edward. Charlie came in the living room, looking through the mail. “Hey, Bells-” Charlie stopped dead in his tracks when he saw me on Edward’s lap. His face was turning slightly red.

“Bella, what may I ask are you up to?” he mumbled staring at Edward.

“N-nothing, dad. Just hanging out.” I stuttered. He stared at me for a second before turning to glare at Edward.

“Well, Bella, Sharon will be here in about fifteen minutes. Edward, are you staying?” he asked through clenched teeth.

“If that’s alright with you, sir.” Edward replied smoothly. Charlie grunted and nodded, stalking off.

I got off Edward’s lap and scrambled up the stairs to change. When I got to my room, there was a pair of jeans, no doubt designer, and a dark blue sweater. I hurriedly put it on and walked slowly down the stairs, hoping to avoid a trip to the hospital.

Edward was in the chair while Charlie was sitting on the couch. As if on cue, the doorbell rang saving us an awkward conversation. Charlie got up to get the door and I went to sit on the couch, but Edward grabbed me as I walked past.

“The couch is too small for the three of you. sit with me.” He whispered in my ear as he pulled me onto his lap.

“You’ll be lucky if Charlie doesn’t shoot you.” I hissed at him.

“It won’t hurt me.” He chuckled.

“That doesn’t mean he won’t try.” I warned him.

Charlie then walked back in the room with a woman at his side. She had curly black hair and look about mid forties. She had blue eyes and some laugh lines. She smiled at me and Edward, happily.

“Bells, this is Sharon, Sharon this is my daughter Bella.” Charlie grinned. He seemed to have looked past the fact I was on my fiancé’s lap.

“Hello Bella, it’s so nice to meet you.” she said, her voice giving off friendliness.

I got off Edward’s lap and shook her hand. “You too. Charlie’s talked non stop about you.” I laughed and Charlie blushed slightly.

“Oh, he goes on and on about you, Bella!” she chuckled. “He’s very proud of you.” she added softly.

“I’m very proud of him.” I smiled at the kind woman in front of me.