Bella opened the door, with a smile on her face. She stared at me, full of wonder, as if I was the prize and she was the winner. In my point of view, it was the other way around. I couldn't ask anyone else for someone so perfect. She reached for my hand, and I didn't refuse.
"Hey." she 说 with a smile.
I brushed her cheek with our interlaced fingers.
"How was your afternoon?"
"For me as well."
The outside world had nothing that I was interested in, unless I was with my Bella.
I pulled her wrist up to my face, gently without hurting her. My eyes closed at her warm skin, and smiled without opening them knowing that she was mine.
Then I heard Charlie approaching. My eyes snapped open and let our hands fall, but I was still holding hers.
"Good evening Charlie." I 说 politely.
Charlie grunted, and he folded his arms over his chest, supervising our every move. I started with something that should please him.
"I brought over another set of applications." I told Bella.
She groaned. I could see in her eyes that she was annoyed. I smiled.
"There are still a few open deadlines. And a few places willing to make exceptions."
She had a horrified expression on her face. I laughed.
"Shall we?" I asked, moving towards the 厨房 table.
Charlie followed behind us. But didn't argue. He was just as serious as I was for Bella to go to College. Bella cleared the 表 while I organized the stack of applications. When she moved the book Wuthering Heights, I raised one eyebrow. I was about to 评论 why she was 阅读 it again, but Charlie interrupted.
"Speaking of College applications, Edward. Bella and I were just talking about 下一个 year. Have 你 decided where you're going to school?" he asked, with a sullen voice.
"Not yet. I have recived a few acceptance letters, but I'm still weighing my options." I told him. I haven't made my decision yet, which was true. But I'm willing to go to any college as longs as Bella is there too. I don't even care if it had to be a community college.
"Where have 你 been accepted?" Charlie asked.
"Syracuse... Harvard.... dartmouth... and I just got accepted to the 大学 of Alaska Southeast today."
I turned slightly to the side, and winked at Bella, knowing that she got her acceptance today also.
"Harvard? Dartmouth? Well... that's pretty something. Yeah, but the 大学 of Alaska... 你 wouldn't really consider that when 你 could go Ivy League... I mean, 你 father would want 你 to..."
I cut him off. "Carlisle's always fine with whatever I choose to do." I told him.
"Guess what Edward?" Bella asked with a cheerful tone.
"What, Bella?" I asked, playing along.
"I just got my acceptance to the 大学 of Alaska!" she cheered.
"Congratulation! What a coincidence." I grinned.
Charlie's eyes narrowed. "Fine. I'm going to watch the game, Bella. Nine-thirty."
"Er, Dad? Remember the very 最近的 discussion with my freedom....?
"Right. Okay, ten-thirty. 你 still have curfew on school nights."
I heard some of their discussion, but I didn't hear Bella getting un-grounded.
"Bella's no longer grounded?" I asked, though there was no surprise in my voice.
"Conditionally. What's it to you?" he asked throught his teeth.
"It's just good to know. Alice have been itching for a shopping partner, and I'm sure Bella would 爱情 to see some city lights." I smiled.
"No!" Charlie growled.
"Dad! What's the problem?" Bella asked with confusion in her voice.
"I don't want 你 to go to Seatle right now."
"I told 你 about that story in the paper - there's some kind of gang on a killing spree in Seattle and want 你 to steer clear, okay?"
I took the newspaper and saw the front cover, about Seattle. I read the whole 文章 in matter of seconds.
"No, that's fine Charlie. I didn't mean Seattle. I was thinking 更多 Portland, actually. I wouldn't have Bella in Seattle either. Of course not." I said, knowing these words are true. I would never have Bella put in danger. I already know the pain if I 迷失 her.