Chapter Twelve: Leaving
It was getting late and soon we were in the front yard saying goodbye to our guests. A limo was waiting to take us to the airport. I hugged my parents goodbye.
"I'm sorry I wont get to see you guys in a while. Not until Christmas at least." I reminded them. I wasn't coming back to Forks after the honeymoon. The story was that Edward and I were going straight to Dartmouth after the honeymoon. The truth was that I was going to be turned into a vampire and I couldn't be around humans until I could make sure I wouldn't try to kill them and have them as dinner.
"Ok Bells. I'll miss you. Make sure to call, ok?" Charlie said as he squeezed me again. I hugged him back. I wanted to remember this because I didn't know when I would see him again.
"I promise I will. Bye dad, I love you." I said to him before hugging my mom.
"I'll call you, too. I love you mom. See you as soon as I can," I promised her.
"Ok, sweetie. I love you, too," my mom said. I took a long time with her. I wanted to remember everything about her. The way she smelled, looked, felt, the way her hair draped down her shoulders. I wanted to remember every detail of her.
Edward was soon carrying me to the limo. We waved good-bye and left for the airport. When we got there, a small plane was waiting for us. I still had no idea where we were going. Edward refused to tell me. He swung me into his arms and carried me into the cabin of the plane. Edward was setting me down in a chair when a man came in. I knew he was the pilot because it said it on his shirt. He was carrying our bags and when he looked at me, I saw that he was a vampire, too but a vegetarian.
"Hello, Tom. Thanks for doing this. I'd like to introduce you to my wife, Bella. Sweetheart, this is Tom." Edward introduced us.
"Pleased to meet you, Bella. Well, Mrs. Cullen, I hope you can handle Edward. Of course, I never thought he would settle down. You must be quite a woman." Tom said to me, chuckling as he slapped Edward's shoulder. I smiled as he called me 'Mrs. Cullen'.
"She is." Edward agreed, ignoring the jab.
"It is nice to meet you too, Tom. I think I have a handle on him." I replied, wrapping my arm around Edward.
"Good. You will need it." Tom said, winking at me. He left then to prepare the plane and we were in the air in no time.
I was tired so I went to the bathroom to change and take down my hair. Thank god Alice packed me a carry-on bag with extra clothes, a hairbrush, my face wash, make-up remover, my toothbrush and a washcloth. I took off my wedding dress, put it in its protective bag, and put on the clothes Alice had packed me. I removed the make-up and washed my face. After I removed the hairpins, I wetted my hair and brushed through it. The curls were difficult to remove and after a while, I gave up trying. I brushed my teeth and returned to Edward.
"Oh, you messed up your hair. I really liked it the way it was. Not that you aren't always beautiful but you looked rather exquisite with your hair curled and pinned up." Edward teased me as I came out of the bathroom.
"Very funny. I know my hair looks bad. You don't have to tell me." I said as I sat next to him. I yawned then.
"No, you are beautiful to me no matter what you do with your hair. I was simply saying that you looked exceptionally lovely at the wedding. Now, you need to sleep, love." Edward replied, wrapping his arms around me.
"You really mean it?" I asked him as I snuggled into him chest. I yawned again.
"Of course, love. No one is more beautiful to me than you are. Now please, get some rest, Love. I know that you are exhausted." Edward replied and started humming my lullaby. I fell asleep soon after that as Edward stroked my hair and hummed my lullaby.