After Bella's eighteenth birthday party when Jasper tried to attack her, the Cullen family left her at her most weakest. Soon after they left, Bella found out that she was pregnant with Edward's child, and the only people that she could trust was Angela Webber and Ben Cheney. It's been about ten years. What happens when the Cullen family returns to Washington, finding out that?
6. It's time for all the precious treasures.
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"Mom, are you okay?"
I looked to Nessie, as the three of us took a seat in the back in our next class, which was study hall, and I gave my little girl a smile. Even though she looked to be my age, she knew better, especially when it came to acting up. She knew she'd better listen to me or I would take away something important to her like her cell phone or laptop.
"I'm fine. This has just been a very… eventful day, that's all," I told her with a nod, as I looked at my daughter, flashing her a warm smile, running a hand through her hair. "I promise I'm going to be fine."
My mom deserved the best of everything, if that was even possible. It seemed to me that both Rosalie and Emmett cared very much for my mother and she did deserve every ounce of love that she could get. I tried to stay out of trouble, but with your best friend getting into trouble all the time and dragging me along with him, it was kind of hard, and I smirked, thinking of the many times Landon got the two of us grounded. Even though were half human and half vampire, it was not a good idea to double cross our lovely parents.
All five of us had just finished feeding from the deer that we fed off of. I was really impressed by the way my Uncle Emmett killed a bear just for me. He was really trying to warm up to me and I had to admit that he was just the way my mother had explained him to be. Uncle Emmett was quite amusing and I definitely wanted to get to know him. I wanted to get to know all my uncles and aunts, but right now Emmett and Rosalie wanted to know what our lives had even been like for the past ten years.
"You are simply beautiful, Renesmee," Emmett said with that charming smile in my direction. Then he then let his gaze fall on Landon, and he raised an eyebrow. "You better not hurt her… Landon, is it?"
"Emmett, knock it off," Rosalie said softly, as she shook her head and bit down on her lower lip, knowing that he was just trying to be the protective uncle that he was.
Landon looked at me with a frown, looking scared, but quickly shifting his gaze when he caught Emmett staring him down. Oh man… Landon had never been afraid of anyone or anything. Then again, Emmett did look like a scary monster, especially since we just met him.
"Uncle Emmet… don't scare my best friend like that," I told him, shaking my head as I raised an eyebrow at him, and I turned to look at Landon with a little smile.
"Emmett, be nice now," Bella said with a shake of her head. Then she gave him a little push, and I smirked as I watched Emmett fall down to the ground with a thud.
"Oh, you better be careful," I giggled, watching Emmett stand up, and he glared at me as I continued to laugh.
Oh yes, he was definitely the type of uncle that I deserved and I was excited to get to know him better. I wrapped my arm around Landon's waist while he wrapped his arm around my shoulders. Landon and I had always been best friends, and we always stuck to each other's sides. Lately, though, things seemed to be a little different between us, and it seemed our relationship was changing. I wasn't too sure about how it was changing, though. Sometimes it was the same, yet other times it was awkward. I just didn't know what to do and I was so grateful that my father was not here at the moment to read my every thought. He would probably be as confused as I was. Now why I was thinking about my father right now, I didn't know. Honestly, as much as I was intrigued by him, he didn't deserve to be in my life from the indifferent way he treated my mother when he left Forks ten years ago.
I watched Landon and Renesmee walk ahead of us, yet where we could still see them from where we were at. Today had been the perfect day. Emmett had given my daughter a bear to feed on and she was touched by his gesture. Even though she said her thank you, I could see that she was really grateful. Emmett and Rosalie were going to be a part of her life, and they looked happy about that. I really wanted Rosalie in her life more than anyone. I loved Emmett, but Rosalie should have been a part of this the whole way through.
"Bella, you have done an amazing job," Rosalie said with a smile in my direction as she grabbed Emmett's hand. Then, she glanced back to Renesmee, who was giggling at something Landon said. "So, are they just friends or are they together?"
"Are you seriously going to let her date? She's how old?" Emmett looked appalled.
"It's been about ten years, Emmett, and she's very smart. Besides, Landon would be perfect for her," I told Emmett with a shake of my head. I glanced to my daughter then turned my attention back to them. "I don't know if she knows what she wants, though."
"What? Why not, Bella? He seems to make her happy."
"That's the thing. He does. Landon cares about Renesmee just as much as she does for him. She just doesn't want to ruin her friendship with him. He's a really good kid. I mean, hey – he's Ben's and Angela's son," I told them. "They're good people." Then I sighed and bit down on my lower lip. "I just want my daughter to be happy. If I can't be happy, Renesmee at least deserves to be happy. Don't you agree, you two?"
"Are you two seriously going to talk about my niece's love relationship?" Emmett grumbled as he let go of Rose's hand and shook his head. "That's something I don't even want to think about!"
"Oh, shush it," Rosalie said with a roll of her eyes as she let her arms drop to her sides. Then she glanced over to me with a little smile. "She does deserve to be happy. I know I don't know either one of them that well, but there's definitely some chemistry between them. Anyone can tell that."
I smiled over at Rosalie, nodding my head in agreement. I looked over at the kids and watched as Landon grabbed my daughter's hand and kissed her knuckles lightly. There was no doubt in my mind - Landon and Renesmee were head over heels in love with each other. Even as kids, while they were growing up, there were definite sparks between the two of them. I just didn't notice it until her eighth birthday when Nessie looked about fifteen years old. Her tenth birthday was in a few weeks, and she was turning into quite the young lady.
"Anyways… tell us about Nessie when she was growing up. How old did she look when she was growing up?"
I laughed at Emmett's choice of words. "Well, it went by really quick. About a month after she was born, she was already rolling over and crawling. By the end of her first year she was having full conversations with us, just like a two-year-old. She started reading and writing not long after that. She's matured about two years for every chronological year. By the time she was six, I had a teenager on my hands – both physically and mentally. I'm not sure how much more she's going to really age, though. Her growth rate seems to have tapered off the past couple years. She'll be ten in a few weeks, but we'll be 'celebrating' her eighteenth birthday.
"Oh…! Are you throwing her a birthday party?" Rosalie asked excitedly, looking at me with a beaming smile, and she grabbed one of Emmett's hands. "You've got to let us help."
"Ah, Rose, I don't want to," Emmett grumbled, shaking his head then he glanced back to me. "Why are you doing this to me, Bella?"
I laughed when Emmett started to whine and I stared at him like he was crazy. "You are really mean. She's going to be officially eighteen. Why don't you want to help? Eighteen! That's a landmark birthday, for crying out loud…"
Emmett laughed as he looked at me, and he flashed me a huge smile. "Ah, Bella, I was just playing. Of course I'll help. We will do anything you need. This is going to be really exciting."
I laughed as we caught up with Landon and Renesmee. "You two are really the best."
I still couldn't believe that Bella was still upset with me. I never answered her e-mails because I knew if I did, I would only go back, and that wouldn't be fair to Edward. He was my family, after all. Then again, I knew that I should have at least written her a good-bye e-mail. It was so frustrating to see her so mad at me but I didn't know any other way I could have handled it. It had been a no-win situation any way you looked at it.
"Will you stop moping around, Edward?" I grumbled, as he walked along the pavement of our driveway back and forth, and I shook my head.
"How can I? Bella's majorly pissed at the two of us. I don't know what to do and Renesmee…"
"Yeah, I cannot believe that I have a niece, and she's the spitting image of the two of you, Edward," I told him with a sheepish smile and watched him finally stop pacing back and forth.
"Well, you better believe it, Aunt Alice… because I'm real, and I'm not going anywhere."
I looked up and saw my niece standing in front of me, with Emmett, Rose, Bella, and that boy, Landon, she had been hanging with. I wanted to smile at her but I didn't know what to do or say. I watched her look at Edward, and I felt a little unnerved by the determined look on her face.
- All you've got to do is breathe.
- It ends with breathing your name.
- How do you breathe now?
- Every time you breathe, there's treasure.
- You take my undying breath away.
- It's time for all the precious treasures.
- Just take a deep breath right now.
- Let's breathe out the truth now.
- He did come for the treasure.
- You leave me absolutely breathless.
- And you need to have faith in treasure
- It's all about the secretive treasures.
- It's always going to be breathless.
- You're my sweetest treasure, baby.
- And you were always the hidden treasure.
- Breathe my name when you see me.
- So, there's a new treasure comin'.
- And she's what takes your breath away.
- You are filled with such treasure.
- It's just about the breath you take.
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