But then he muttered, "Need to know, ugh" and I realized it was just his wariness of the supernaturalthat made him slow to respond.
"Okay, kid," Charlie said. "Can you bring her over this morning? Sue's bringing me lunch. She's just ashorrified by my cooking as you were when you first showed up."Charlie laughed and then sighed for the old days.
"This morning will be perfect." The sooner the better. I'd already put this off too long.
"Is Jake coming with you guys?"Though Charlie didn't know anything about werewolf imprinting, no one could be oblivious to theattachment between Jacob and Renesmee.
"Probably." There was no way Jacob would voluntarily miss an afternoon with Renesmee sansbloodsuckers.
"Maybe I should invite Billy, too," Charlie mused. "But... hmm. Maybe another time."I was only half paying attention to Charlie—enough to notice the strange reluctance in his voice when hespoke of Billy, but not enough to worry what that was about. Charlie and Billy were grown-ups; if therewas something going on between them, they could figure it out for themselves. I had too many moreimportant things to obsess over.
"See you in a few," I told him, and hung up.
This trip was about more than protecting my father from the twenty-seven oddly matched vampires—who all had sworn not to kill anyone in a three-hundred-mile radius, but still... Obviously, no humanbeing should get anywhere near this group. This was the excuse I'd given Edward: I was takingRenesmee to Charlie so that he wouldn't decideto come here. It was a good reason for leaving the house, but not my real reason at all.
"Why can't we take your Ferrari?" Jacob complained when he met me in the garage. I was already inEdward's Volvo with Renesmee.
Edward had gotten around to revealing my after car; as he'd suspected, I had not been capable ofshowing the appropriate enthusiasm. Sure, it was pretty and fast, but I liked to run.
"Too conspicuous," I answered. "We could go on foot, but that would freak Charlie out."Jacob grumbled but got into the front seat. Renesmee climbed from my lap to his.
"How are you?" I asked him as I pulled out of the garage.
"How do you think?" Jacob asked bitingly. "I'm sick of all these reeking bloodsuckers." He saw myexpression and spoke before I could answer. "Yeah, I know, I know. They're the good guys, they'rehere to help, they're going to save us all. Etcetera, etcetera. Say what you want, I still think Dracula Oneand Dracula Two are creep-tacular."I had to smile. The Romanians weren't my favorite guests, either. "I don't disagree with you there."Renesmee shook her head but said nothing; unlike the rest of us, she found the Romanians strangelyfascinating. She'd made the effort to speak to them aloud since they would not let her touch them. Herquestion was about their unusual skin and, though I was afraid they might be offended, I was kind of gladshe'd asked. I was curious, too.
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