Because of Her
Used to be Completeness: Edward and Renesmee A fluffy collection of family moments between the Cullens and Nessie, and maybe Jacob. I changed my penname from Friday13, so don't freak out on me. No longer a one shot. Rated T for minor swearing in later chapters.
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I sat in my Mama’s lap with my eyes open, looking, but not truly seeing as she held me. The falling snow mixed with the gentle breeze made it seem like we were in a snow globe. I definitely felt like a snow globe, like someone had just shaken me senseless. Or maybe a can of soda would be better. One that had been tossed from place to place, person to person, then opened by some poor unsuspecting kid. Or on my poor unsuspecting mother. I thought to myself as I tried to stifle a giggle. My Mama looked down at me like I had just sprouted two heads and a pair wings, which is pretty close considering I just ran away from home and had a…hmm, what did Uncle Jazz call it? Oh yeah! I had a brief mental and psychological breakdown like Daddy!This only brought out a whole new round of giggles.
“Renesmee Carlie! What on Earth are you laughing about?” My Mama asked, sounding slightly hysterical. Her words however, brought me out of my laughing fit. What was I laughing about? The longer I thought about it, the more I realized that there was no single thing that caused me to laugh, I was simply happy. Sitting here with my Mama in the snow covered meadow made me feel so loved, so safe and cared for. How could I not laugh, with all these carefree and happy emotions running through my veins? I wonder if this is why Aunt Ally jumps around like a spaz all the time, because she’s so happy.
“I’m just happy Mama. I’m sorry that I ran away. I can’t promise that it won’t happen again, but I can promise that it will hopefully be for a more, er…sane reason.” I smiled as I turned in her lap to face her, before leaning up to peck her on the cheek. “I love you Mama!” I murmured as I snuggled into her chest, my emotions having finally settled. As I relaxed, I finally began to register the cold of the melting snow that was seeping into my clothes.
“Um, Mama, can we go home, I’m getting cold.” My teeth had already begun to chatter, and I could feel my legs and feet going numb. Mama seemed to snap out of her statue pose and quickly jumped to her feat, me planted firmly in her arms. She smiled down at me as she swept my bangs out of my eyes before taking off in the direction of the house. With the gentle motion from Mama’s running and the warmth from her body, I soon found myself in a battle to keep my eyes open. As I yawned, I could see Mama pull something out of her jacket pocket, it looked like her cell phone.“Edward, call the others. I found her and we’re on our way home.” She spoke in a whisper so low that I almost didn’t catch it, but upon hearing it I felt another wave of guilt hit me, this time for my Grandpa Carlisle. I shouldn’t have gotten angry with him. There really was no justification for it. He hadn’t done anything to make me angry, I was just upset in general. I hope he forgives me.
“Yes Edward, she’s fine…no she’s not hurt, maybe a little cold, but-. No, I don’t think so-, because she was just giggling like a crazy person, that’s why! Ugh, Edward, relax! I don’t know! What, Edward what does that- okay, okay, I’ll ask-.” I looked up at her, eyebrows raised. “Renesmee, sweetheart, are you hungry?” I looked up at her, completely confused by the random question.
“A little bit, I guess?” My reply sounded more like a question then an answer, but oh well.“She says a little bit- how does that have anything to do with our situation Edward! Just call the others and we’ll see you at home, okay! Good, I love you too, alright, bye.” She sighed while shaking her head before her eyes opened to peer down at me. “I think your father has finally lost him mind sweetheart,” she laughed, the sound making me beam up at her. But it was bound to happen. I thought to her using my gift. It was bound to happen.
I had just about given up when my phone began to vibrate in my pocket. I slid to a stop, sending snow flying in every direction before all but ripping my cell from my coat pocket.
“Bella, please tell me you have good news!” I asked, sounding hysterical even to my own ears.
“Edward, call the others. I found her and we’re on our way home.” My angel whispered as I heaved a sigh of relief.
“Thank god, is she okay, is she hurt!” I questioned.
“Yes, Edward she’s fine… no she’s not hurt, maybe a little cold but-.”
“Is she still upset, is she angry?” I interrupted, my voice raising a level in volume as I started to panic. Although in my defense I think it’s absolutely reasonable that I should be a bit overprotective. Renesmee is my little girl after all.
“No, I don’t think so-.”
“Are you sure, how can you be sure! Have you asked her, what did she say?”
“Because she was just giggling like a crazy person, that’s why!”
“Ugh, Edward, relax!”
“Why did she run away, is she angry with us, did we do anything wrong?”
“I don’t know!”
“Is she hungry?” I asked. There was a moment of silence on the other end before Bella spoke back up.
“Edward, what does that-?”
“Ask her if she’s hungry!” I interrupted once more, pushing Bella to simply do as I asked this once.
“Okay, okay, I’ll ask-.” I sighed once more as I listened to the silence on the other end. I knew I was probably acting irrational, and maybe a bit out of my mind, but I couldn’t help it. Renesmee had never run away before. Yes she’s thrown tantrums and locked herself away from us, but never has she run away. It worried me, what could have possibly upset my baby so much that it made her feel the need to leave. When Bella had said she was gone, I had literally gone into panic mode, of father mode. Either would suffice in this case. I had never felt so afraid, not knowing if she was hurt, or scared, or upset. It was absolutely unsettling and agonizing to fell so helpless.
“She says a little bit.” I was brought back to reality by my loves voice, which sounded slightly worried. Whether that worry was for Renesmee or my sanity, I can’t say for sure.
“Is she tired?” I asked once more. Waiting anxiously for Bella’s answer.
“How does that have anything to do with our situation, Edward?” I mentally scoffed at her.
“Bella, it has everything-!”
“Just call the others a we’ll see you at home, alright!” I huffed angrily into the receiver before I gave a reply. Hopefully she saw how irritating she was being.
“Fine, love you.” I said eventually.
“Good, I love you too-.”
“But be sure to keep her warm,” I said.
“Alright, bye.” I gave my goodbye and listened as the dial tone signaled the end of our conversation. I stared up into the cloud-covered sky, catching small glimpses of the stars that lay beyond. Snow was gently drifting down in sliver flakes, each one unique and different. Just like Renesmee. I thought to myself with a smile. Glancing back down at my cell, I remembered that I was supposed to call the others. I walked over to one of the fallen trees, hopping up to sit cross-legged on its bigger branches, and began to dial my family’s numbers. I called Carlisle and Esme first, and then Emmett and Rosalie, but when I went to call Jasper and Alice, neither of them picked up.
I then realized that they were probably in the mountains, out of cell service range. Normally it wouldn’t be a problem, with Alice being able to see the future, but she couldn’t really see Nessie. And so the internal battle began. Should I go strait home to Renesmee and Bella and leave Jasper and Alice to figure it out on their own, or do I go track them down and then go home? The answer was obvious, but that didn’t mean I had to like it. You two better be easy to find.
When we reached the house, Mama bolted right up the stairs and into my room, quickly changing me out of my wet clothes and into my Invader Zim pajama’s. They were my favorite because they had cute little Gir’s all over the pants, and the top had Zim and Dib on it. They were back to back, trying to look tough… and failing. Mama then proceeded to grab one of my big poofy blanket and a pillow from off my bed before scooping me up and dashing back down the stairs. Mama set me down on the couch when we reached the living room, and I giggle as I swayed from the overwhelming sense of vertigo that had engulfed me. I laughed as I fell onto my side, smiling up at my mother who was eyeing me suspiciously.
She rose an eyebrow at my odd behavior, but I just shrugged, not really having an explanation and too lazy to think one up. Just then I heard the door bang open, followed by four white blurs. These so called ‘white blurs’ swarmed around me. Glomping and strangling me with love. I would have usually complained, but I was too busy searching out the person I desperately needed to talk to. Finally I spotted him, leaning on his shoulder in the doorway to the living room.
“Grandpa Carlisle!” I yelled as I somehow managed to squirm my way out of the mush pit, before flinging myself into his open arms. I nuzzled into his chest and my arms wrapped around his neck as I mumbled my apologies profusely into his shirt. I wouldn’t be surprised if he didn’t understand a word I was saying, heck, I didn’t even know, but I hoped he got the message.
“Apology accepted Renesmee.” He whispered into my ear. I placed my hand on his cheek, telling him what was on my mind. “I love you too.” He laughed. He laughed. I’m attempting to give a heartfelt apology and he has the nerve to laugh at me. I thought about commenting on it, but decided to hold my tongue.
“Where are Alice, Jasper and Edward?” Mama asked, bringing everyone out of lala land.
“Right here.” A voice said, I new that voice. Calm, collected, strong, with a slight hint of underlying hysteria. It was the same voice that comforted me when I had nightmares, and the one who sang to me when I was sad. It was a voice I loved to hear, accept when being lectured or reprimanded.
“Daddy!” I cried as I scrambled out of Grandpa Carlisle’s arms and into my daddy’s awaiting ones. His cool arms encircled me, holding me tightly against his chest as he nuzzled his nose into my hair. He sighed a sigh of what I thought was relief before he spoke. His tone was not angry, or upset, simply pleading.
“Don’t ever do that again Renesmee, ever. I was worried sick about you. You could have been hurt or gotten lost, or abducted by some psychotic freak. The list goes on and on.” I tried so hard, I really did, but the giggles were unstoppable. He glared at me half-heartedly, wondering why I was laughing.
“I’m sorry I made you worry Daddy, but I don’t think I’m to blame for you being insane.” I looked up, my giggles starting to die down, only to see Daddy staring at me, jaw practically on the floor.
“I am not insane, who told you that.” He scoffed.
“Well, Mama said so,” I replied.
“Bella, how could you-.”
“Then Uncle Jazz, Uncle Em, Aunt Ally, Auntie Rose, Jakey, Seth, Tanya, Eleazar, not to mention Carmen, Kate, Nana, Grandpa Carlisle, Paul, Embry, Sam, Jared and Leah, but she doesn’t really count.” I finished. Daddy looked shocked, his eyes wide, and his mouth one again on the floor. The laughter of my family rang clear through the house. I smiled sheepishly up at Daddy, asking for forgiveness although it wasn’t really needed. He stared at me for a moment more before a crooked smile made its way onto his lips.
“You are just one big bucket of giggles aren’t you little missy. Well, what do you think of this.” I didn’t even truly have time to register his words before his hands were on me. Putting pressure on my sides and on my kneecaps, making me squeal from the tickling sensations. He finally stopped after forcing me to beg for mercy, leaving my to lie on the floor panting next to where he was crouched down. He then once again scooped me up into his arms, holding me lovingly while stroking my hair. It was then I felt it, the pressure I had felt in my heart, and the weight on my shoulders had disappeared like shadows in the sun. Leaving me feeling light and happy. I was finally free.