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Awakening Dusk

Summary:
Bella and Edward's story after Eclipse. A new chapter in their relationship, Bella's change, a new treaty with the wolves. A conflict in the Volturi coven will make them choose a side. Canon. Not OOC "Bella" he called.I turned to glare at him. "What do you want Edward?He was in front of me in a flash. His eyes were on fire, they smoldered. One of his hands pressed on the small of my back and the other tangled in my hair. "You". His voice was low and husky. "All of you. Every part. Right now".Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!BellaandEdward4-1-1-1-1.jpg picture by bedazzledangel


Notes:
This is my first story. It's sort of how I expected Breaking Dawn to be. I hope you enjoy it.


6. Family

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Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or any of it's characters. They all belong to Stephenie Meyer.

Chapter 6

Family

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one". - Jane Howard, Families -

The plane started to descend toward Seattle's cloud covered sky, and Edward slid the window shut. Funny how our trip back seemed to take only half the time as our way there.

"Were almost there" Edward said, placing a feathery kiss on my forehead.

Our last week in the island had felt like a dream. It was something out of a fairytale. We had barely ventured out of the house and when we did we didn't go far. Instead we had been content with just laying in each other's arms talking or loosing ourselves in this constant fiery passion that was consuming us both.

It was hard to leave our personal paradise and as the plane skidded to a stop at the Sea- Tac airport I felt like I was waking up from a dream and plummeting into reality. Oddly though I was not completely sad. I missed my family, besides I had the most perfect and amazing creature in the world sitting right at my side. Wherever he was that's where my paradise is.

We exited the plane and went to the luggage carrousel to claim our suitcases. Edward, with the intention of remaining inconspicuous, loaded them on a trolley and we headed for the long- term parking garage where he had stored his beloved car. As he turned the key in the ignition, I sighted.

"What is it?" He softly stroked my cheek with his fingertips.

"Nothing, it's just a little hard to be back".

He smiled. "If you want I can turn around right now. I'm sure we could board the next flight out of here, if you want to extend our honeymoon" He was teasing me.

I rolled my eyes. "No, it's not that I don't want to go home. I miss my family but I'll miss the island too. You know, the privacy, not having to hide, no responsibilities".

"I know. I'll miss that too". He agreed. "How about we go back as soon as we can? Make it a second honeymoon. Or maybe I could buy an island that's closer, something off the coast of Nova Scotia. It's closer and we could go more often." He talked about buying island like he was thinking of buying green bananas!

"Edward. I don't want you to go buy an island just so we can get away for a few days! That's crazy, and unnecessary. I will take you up on your offer to go back to Esme's Isle as soon as we can".

He put an arm around my shoulders and drew me closer to him. "Fine. But you know, you should really start getting used to the idea of me giving you things. You are my wife, it's what husbands do".

Oh, in what world was this vampire living in? ‘It's what husbands do' I didn't even answer, I knew my words would fall on deaf ears. He had insisted for so long to let him buy me a car, that I had relented with the condition that such purchase would only be made when my truck needed replacing. Meaning, that if my truck broke down without the possibility of being fixed; he could proceed to buy me a car. He didn't seem too happy about that but that was my final offer, take it or leave it. So he grudgingly agreed. And since my truck was still working perfectly -well it was still running- I did not have to worry about that for now.

I remember the last time my truck had needed to be repaired. Jacob fixed it for me. I could remember his face so clearly. That smile that lit up his face, his laugh. I hadn't heard from him since our last conversation, after the fight with the newborns and Victoria. That was the last image I had of him laying in his bed, his whole body broken while I broke what was left of his heart. The memory of that day was embedded in my mind. How I had realized that I loved him and caused him so much pain, because that realization meant that I couldn't be part of his life anymore. I had been a fool to think that I could keep him with me forever, and an even greater fool thinking that I only loved him as a friend. You don't give up your friends when you are in a relationship with someone. You do however give up your other romantic interests. If I had admitted what Jacob had become for me, I could have saved a lot of people all this hurt.

"We're home" Edward said taking my hand and pressing it to his lips.

The lights were on inside the house. Edward grabbed the trunks and opened the front door for me. In keeping with my true self I tripped as soon as I set one foot inside the house. Edward caught me around the waist before my face hit the floor but I could already hear sneers coming from the living room. I looked up and saw my humongous bear of a brother bending over form laughter.

"Nice" He said

"Hello Emmett" I said annoyed.

He came closer and added with a grin. "I've missed you little sis. That was quite an entrance. You know, I'm thinking of installing a ramp. It would make the landing easier."

He kept laughing and I could hear the others joining in making me blush a beet red.

"Bella dear" Esme said approaching us and throwing her arms around me to give me a motherly hug.

"Son" I heard Carlisle say to Edward beside me. "Nice to have you back. I hope you found everything in order at the island" He padded Edward on the back; Edward nodded and beamed at him.

"Yeah, did you two enjoy yourselves?" Emmett said taking Edward's arm and wiggling his eyebrows like a villain in a vaudeville.

"Shut the hell up Emmett" Edward retorted, but I could see he was still smiling at his mischievous brother.

"Wow, what did you do to him Bella? You've corrupted my brother, his even cursing now" Emmett said in mock horror making my face all hot.

"OK. OK. My turn" Alice screeched as she bounded into me almost knocking me backwards. "Oh, I've missed you so much!" She started pulling me towards the couch.

"Did you like the album? What did you think? Esme and I had so much fun putting it together" She was talking so fast I couldn't get a word in edgewise.

"Yes Alice, we loved it" I said interrupting her, and turned to Esme. "Thank you Esme it was lovely"

"You're welcome dear. I'm glad you enjoyed it"

Jasper had been standing at the bottom step of the stairs smiling at his wife as she bounced up and down on her place in the couch.

"How are you Jasper?" I asked felling a little guilty for not noticing him before. Edward stepped close to him and outstretched his arms to greet him.

"Good" He said quietly. "Alice has been driving me insane since you left. Now that the wedding buzz is over, I think she's had too much free time on her hands" He winked at her. "She's been having shopping withdrawals. You don't know how glad I am that you came back".

Alice stuck her tong out at him; making us all laugh. "And, where is Rosalie?" I asked glancing around the room. I was not exactly surprised not seeing her there. I knew that although she had been warming up to me since the engagement, she still was not sold on the idea of me becoming a vampire. But I was already determined to go through with my decision so she would just have to get used to seeing me as a sister. She'd have an eternity for that.

"I'm here" She said coming down the stairs looking like a super model waltzing down the runway. She gave Edward a peck on his cheek and leaned over to give me a hug. "How are you sister? Great to have you home."

Wow. I was shocked. Maybe I had been too hard on her. She looked sincerely happy to see me. She walked around the sofa to stand next to Emmett.

"So, Bella" Emmett begun. "What did you think of the house? comfortable huh?"

I wondered where he as going with this, but knowing Emmett it couldn't be anywhere good. I was starting to feel very nervous.

"Yeah" I said tensely. "It was very nice"

I could feel Edward quaking with silent laughter at whatever Emmett was thinking.

"Well I'm just glad you made it back in one piece. You have to admit it was a close call with that possessed shower intent on killing you" That threw him over the edge and he clutched his sides laughing. Everybody started laughing too and I tried to hide my face in Edward's chest, but he seemed as amused as them. I smacked his arm reproachfully.

"Sorry love" He said trying to regain his composure. "That was pretty funny".

My own husband had betrayed me! "Edward, how could you tell them?" I asked.

"It wasn't me! Alice saw it in a vision." He pointed a finger accusingly at my fairy of a sister.

I turned to face her. "If you saw it in a vision, you knew it was going to happen. Why didn't you call to warn me?" I demanded.

"Oh Bella, don't be mad, I saw it by accident. And it was so funny I couldn't bring myself to call you". She said giggling.

"Great" I said. "Good to know that my clumsiness entertains you"

"Oh come on Bella" Emmett interceded still trembling with hilarity. "When you live for as long as we have there's not much that you'd find amusing. What else is there?"

"Fine" I said giving up. There was no point in fighting it. Let them have their laugh at my expense. Once I was turned and my clumsiness subsided, their fun would be over.

Alice turned to me then with new excitement written across her elfin face. "Bella we have so much to do. We have to start getting you ready for school. I thought we could go shopping for new clothes tomorrow".

"What?" Emmett said. "We're going to Dartmouth? I thought it would be at least a year after Bella was changed".

"Well" Edward said looking at me for approval to continue. "Bella has decided to wait a little and give college a try, at least for one semester."

I had determined to give collage a chance, and wait until Christmas for my transformation. Charlie and Renee would be thrilled to hear Dartmouth stories (not to mention Edward), and besides now that I had experienced how wonderful being a human could be, I was not ready to give that up yet.

"Oh Bella, you are going to love New Hampshire they have fabulous malls and boutiques! But we need to get ready, time is of the essence." Alice couldn't contain her glee.

"When are we leaving?" Jasper interjected looking at Edward.

"I don't know" He answered seeking Carlisle's advice.

"Well we still have time before the semester starts; we could get things in order here. We already have a house there and I'm sure I'll be able to find work quickly enough. But we should give Bella sometime to say goodbye to Charlie". Carlisle said waiting for me to answer. It was incredible how they counted me as part of the family. I could feel my heart swell.

"I'll drop by Charlie's tomorrow".

"Great" Carlisle said. "I'll start making the arrangements.

With that he and Esme excused themselves and headed upstairs to their study.

"Promise me that we'll go shopping this week". Alice said with an insane look in her eyes.

"Don't let her take me!" I said dramatically grabbing a fistful of Edward's shirt.

He chuckled. "Don't worry, I'll protect you"

"Good luck" Jasper snickered.

"Don't think I've forgotten that you didn't even wear all the clothes I packed for you Bella. You owe me" Alice threatened as I cowered against Edward.

"Could this wait until tomorrow Alice? It's been a long day, Bella needs her rest" Edward defended me from his minuscule sister. "Do you want to go to sleep now? Love".

"Um, yes I'm pretty tired"

"Yeah right, sleep" Emmett said elbowing Jasper in the ribs. Rosalie giggled beside him.

We ignored Emmett's innuendo and said goodnight as Edward carried me upstairs to our room. I wasn't very tired so I went to take a shower. After I was done I slipped into one of Edward's shirts and got into bed, resting my head in his shoulder while he cradled me in his arms.

"You don't have to go you know; if you don't want to" He said.

"Go where?""Shopping with Alice. I know how demanding she can be and I know you hate shopping" He said kissing my forehead.

"HA!" We both heard Alice scoff downstairs, making me flinch.

"Yeah right, like I have a choice" I grunted.

He held me tighter and I yawned, I hadn't realized how tired I was.

"Good night love"

"Night, love you" I closed my eyes.

"Love you too" Was the last thing I heard as I drifted to sleep.