Chapter Thirteen: Cullen Island
"Darling, wake up. We have arrived." I heard Edward's sweet voice say as he gently pressed his cool fingers to my face. I slowly opened my eyes to his beautiful face smiling down at me. "Good morning, sweetheart. I thought you would never wake up." I was still a little groggy and couldn't remember where we were but it wasn't a place I could remember being before.
I was about to ask him a question when a man I couldn't remember walked in and spoke to Edward, "So Mrs. Cullen is finally awake, huh? Well Edward, you know the plan. I'll be back at the agreed time." When he left, Edward returned his gaze to me.
"Was he calling me Mrs. Cullen? Where are we?" I asked him. Edward looked mildly amused by my confusion.
"Yes, he was because you are. We got married yesterday, remember?" he told me, smiling. Understanding flooded through me. The wedding, reception, the plane ride, and now our honeymoon; I remembered everything including the fact that the man who was just in here was Tom, the pilot of this plane.
"I was hoping I hadn't just been having a dream." I said and he started to laugh. Edward took my left hand and showed it to me where my rings were on my finger. Then he held up his left hand to show me his ring.
"Of course it wasn't a dream, darling. If it were, we wouldn't have these, would we?" he replied and got to his feet.
"Where are we now?" I asked him as he picked me up.
"We are on our honeymoon now, my dear wife." He responded, heading toward the door of the plane. I frowned at him for not giving me a location but I was happy to hear him call me his wife. I looked toward the door. I saw a ray of brilliant sunlight coming in the open doorway and I panicked.
"Edward, what are you doing? You can't go into the sun! You'll be exposed as the diamond facetted vampire you are! Have you lost your mind?!" I shouted at him.
He was laughing at me again. "Bella, darling, calm down. It's fine, there isn't anyone around to see." He told me.
"How? Edward, where are we?" I asked him. We were at the door of the plane, now.
Edward smiled at me and replied, "We are on our own little private island, dear." He stepped out onto the sand of a white beach. There were seashells and palm trees everywhere. I could see a large beach house near the tree's edge. It was all so vibrant and beautiful. The roof of the house was thatched and there was a wide porch with a hammock tied between two posts. There was a very comfortable looking sofa facing the beach on the other side of the porch.
"It's so beautiful." I breathed.
"I thought you might like it. Welcome to Cullen Island." Edward whispered in my ear. "Would you like to see the house?" I nodded and he carried me to the house, up the steps, and through the front door.
Inside was just the way I had imagined a fancy cabana in Hawaii would look like. It was spacious and airy. A light breeze fluttered the curtains and brought the scent of the ocean and all the tropical flowers that filled the house with it.
Edward put me down and wrapped his arms around me. "We wanted a place where we could come and enjoy the sun without having to worry about humans seeing us. We had to hire a human contractor because we couldn't find a decent vampires to do it. It would have looked suspicious if we didn't include a kitchen and bathrooms in here. Let me show you," Edward explained before steering me to the right and into a spacious kitchen.
"Carlisle and Esme bought you plenty of food and flew out here on Thursday while we were having our alone time to get this ready. They cleaned it up, stocked it with plenty of food and water, and made up the master bedroom for us." Edward said into my neck before kissing it.
"Remind me to thank them when we get back. How long are we here for?" I asked him.
I could hear the smile in his voice as he said, "As long as you want, love. I promised that I would change you after the wedding and what better place than paradise to do it in. There are plenty of animals here to feed on for a while. So in a few days, when you are ready, I'll bite you." He rubbed his lips across my neck. I turned to face him and touched his face.
"This is absolutely perfect. I just have one question." I said to him. He nodded for me to continue. "What will Charlie think when its been more than a month and we still haven't come back? He's going to get suspicious." I informed him. I had forgotten what the plan was for that. Edward smiled and kissed me.
"Don't worry about that, honey. The plan is set. We are taking a few weeks for our honeymoon. Then, we are going straight to Dartmouth. We won't be coming back to Forks and you don't have to worry about seeing Charlie or being around humans until at least Christmas. If you still aren't in control of yourself by then, we can always tell him that my grandparents have invited us to spend Christmas with them since they couldn't make it to our wedding. We both promised him and Renée that we would call them when we could." He explained the plan to me again.
I smiled at him and said, "Wow, you really have thought of everything. It's perfect. Now, why don't you show me to the bedroom." He smiled at my suggestion and led me out of the kitchen to the back of the house.