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My Boyfriend is a Vampire

Summary:
This is a thought that came to me during an exam. It was very distracting so I hope I still did well on it... Anyway! Edward is watching Bella sleep, but Victoria chooses that time to attack. Will that attack go as planned? Or will Victoria fail? Will someone else be drawn into the vampire world? * What will Bella and Edward do now? With another person in on their secret, are they going to be able to keep him safe? Or is the knowledge he possesses going to lead to his death? NEXT CHAPTER IS UP!!!!!!


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12. Bonding

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Charlie was waiting for me in his hospital bed. He was pale and shadows were under his eyes. He looked weak.

But as soon as I saw him I ran over and threw my arm around him. I heard him gasp and pulled away to see him wince.

“Kinda sore here, kido,” he said, his voice raspy. I just smiled and kissed him quickly on the cheek.

“I though that you were gone forever,” I choked, willing the tears not to fall. My father got shot and I didn’t want him top be comforting me. Charlie just patted my head and closed his eyes for a few moments.

“Dr. Cullen sure knows his stuff,” he chuckled. I laughed with him, but it took some effort.

“Are you going to be okay?” I asked him. Charlie refused to meet my stare, but gave me a small smile anyway.

“I’m not going to be going to work for a while if that’s what you mean,” he joked. I just glared at him until he sighed and gave in. “I don’t know yet. Carlisle wanted to talk about when you were in here.” I nodded and let my head fall.

“We’re not going to have a whole lot of time to bond then,” I whispered. I was going to be leaving him in two years and I didn’t even know if he was going to be alright without me. would I be leaving a crippled father behind?

We were silent for a few moments before Charlie closed his eyes and his breathing evened out. I sat watching him sleep for a few more minutes before Edward came into the room and pulled a chair up for me. I gladly sat down and finally I couldn’t hold in the tears anymore.

“Is he going to die?” I asked, my voice weak. Edward opened his mouth hesitantly to answer, but I cut him off. “Never mind. Don’t answer that.”

He just sighed and pulled me closer to him.

“Charlie’s very lucky,” Edward said after a little while. I glanced up at him. confused.

“He just got shot, Edward,” I said slowly. Edward chuckled at me.

“No, I mean he’s lucky that Carlisle is so good at his job,” Edward explained. “He-” he stopped talking when he saw my face. “It’s a miracle he’s still here.” I nodded and let my head rest against Edward’s shoulder.

Was it a sign-Charlie almost dying? Was this supposed to tell me something?

Carlisle came in about an hour later, carrying a clipboard and some medications.

“How long was he asleep?” he asked.

“An hour and a half at least,” Edward responded for me. I was grateful-I didn’t think I would be able to talk. “We should probably wait until he has enough energy to talk to him about what’s going to happen in the future.” Carlisle was about to nod until we heard a rustling from Charlie’s bed.

“No. No, I’m up,” I grumbled before sitting up and then wincing from the pain. Carlisle rushed over and gave him a shot of something. Charlie calmed down and looked at us with sleepy eyes. “What did I miss?” he asked.

“Nothing,” Carlisle said. “I just arrived.” Charlie nodded. “But,” he added. “We really should begin to discuss you state.” Charlie grimaced-he liked to be in the spot like just as I as I did.

Carlisle placed his clip board down on the table before continuing. “You are a very weak man right now,” he began. “It will take a while for you to be able to return to your daily activities and even longer to return to work.” Charlie looked down at his lap and waited for Carlisle to continue. “It will be difficult for you at times, but you will recover.”

“Good,” Charlie grumbled. He obviously didn’t enjoy the idea of sitting in bed all day. “I have a question,” Charlie said suddenly. Carlisle looked at him curiously and Edward just sat there with a blank expression on his face. “How painful is it to be turned into a vampire?”

“Very, very painful,” Carlisle said very slowly. Charlie nodded earnestly.

“And how strong does someone need to be to not…die during the change?”

My heart was beating in my ears and time seemed to stop. Was Charlie asking what I thought he was?

“I survived and I was sick with the influenza,” Edward responded in a monotone. Charlie looked thoughtful for a moment.

“Are you actually considering it, dad?” I asked quietly. Charlie looked thoughtful, but then his face resigned. And me heart fell with it.

“No,” he whispered. He then looked at my expression and grabbed my hand. “That future is yours, Bella,” he said. “It’s not mine.” He looked quickly at Edward before continuing. “You are giving your life up to be with someone you love. I love you, also, Bella, but I just can’t. This town will need me soon enough, and I’m not ready to give up eating fast food and hanging out with Billy. Or the people at La Push. And I’m guessing since he myths about you guys are true, then theirs are also. You already met your love, Bella. The one that you’re willing to give everything up for. I didn’t, Bella. I still have too much to live for. Everyday for me isn’t a tickling time clock like it is for you.” Charlie sighed and leaned back in his bed. I still looked down at my hands, the damn tears building up again. “And,” Charlie said out of the blue. “That’s why I won’t hold you back any longer, Bella,” he whispered. “You can get changed whenever you want. Everyday shouldn’t be agony just because I want things for you that you don’t.” It looked like it pained him to say that and my heart lifted at the words.

“No, Charlie,” I smiled. “It’s going to stay at twenty. Spending more time with you is worth two years. Anyway, what is two years off an eternity? Heck, maybe I’ll move it back to twenty one. I should be able to taste beer legally before I change!” I was getting excited now. Charlie smiled at patted my hand.

“Do whatever you want, Bella,” he encouraged. “Just don’t forget your human life.” I nodded eagerly.

My human life is something I would never be able to forget. I wanted to remember it forever.