Stephenie Meyer doesn't tell about what goes on at Renee's house when Edward and Bella go visit in Eclipse so I decided to write something for it!!!
1. Florida Visit
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I sat on the couch looking at the ring box in my hand. Why did Bella have to be so difficult? Couldn’t she see how much I loved her? She was willing to give up her mortality and a chance at a normal human life to be with me, but she wasn’t willing to become my wife. I was so lost in thought that I didn’t notice Phil come up behind me until he spoke.
“Is that what I think it is?”
I smiled at his choice of words.
“Most likely; I like looking at it.”
“Can I see it? Renee and Bella won’t be back for a while.”
He sat next to me on the couch. I handed him the box, and he lifted the lid.
“Wow! That’s a beauty. When are you going to ask?”
“I don’t know. Bella doesn’t think highly of marriage. Alice said something to Bella about the two of them being sisters-in-law, and she tensed up like someone was about to attack her. I don’t know whether she’s afraid of commitment or what it is.”
“It probably has something to do with Renee. She has some strong opinions about teen marriages. I would imagine that Bella has heard a lot of her mother’s disparagement on the subject. Renee doesn’t think that people should get married before the age of 25, but she knows that Bella is different from her. She’s a stubborn girl, but she’s also one of the most quick-witted people I’ve ever met. I was worried that she wouldn’t approve of me when her mother and I first started dating, but she surprised me.”
I smiled, thinking of my Bella.
“That’s one of the many things I love about her; she takes me by surprise. Most of the people in Forks are predictable, but Bella is a mystery. She’s intelligent, kind-hearted, sweet, and so many other things, but most of all; she’s Bella. She’s her own person. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have her. I still can’t believe that she forgave me. She didn’t even yell at me. I deserved so much worse, but every time I say so I get in trouble. Bella is like my own personal miracle. I never thought I would meet someone who would make me feel alive inside. I used to sit around and read a lot, but ever since I fell in love with Bella I just can’t contain myself. I remember seeing her personality and becoming inspired. I sat at the piano for an entire night trying to understand what feelings she had awakened in me. I remember just playing whatever notes felt right. Esme came up behind me that night. She put her hand on my shoulder and said, ‘She must be an amazing young lady.’ I turned to look at her and replied, ‘Mom, you have no idea. She’s like an angel in every way. Her personality is one of a kind and she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.’ Esme just smiled at me and walked back upstairs. The next day my siblings were hounding me about it. Only Alice and Jasper dropped when I asked them to. Emmett kept joking with me and saying that I was turning into a sissy. I got him back for that. Rosalie couldn’t understand my fixation. I didn’t care what any of them said. It took me awhile, but I finally realized that I was falling in love with her. Bella is amazing. I don’t think that anyone who got to know her could help but love her.”
“Sounds like you’ve been bit by the love bug big time. Bella is a unique person. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t ask. Just tell her what you told me. That should take care of commitment issues. I won’t say anything to Renee about the ring or your plans. I’m not sure what she would say. There’re the girls. Have a good flight home.”
I thought about what he said on the trip back to Forks. Bella was quiet. We got to Port Angeles, and Bella fell asleep during the car ride to Charlie’s house. She was so beautiful when she was sleeping. She was always beautiful, but when she slept she looked peaceful. I looked at the face of he woman I loved and smiled. Someday she would become my wife; I could feel it.