Okay guys, so I am going to try to write a story about Bella being a baby. It's going to be difficult, so bear with me. This is going to be quite different then most that you've read, so enjoy! Oh and very sorry, but I deleted Southern Belle. I didn't know where I was going with it, so I stopped. Sorry. Anyways here it is.
Once upon a time, on a small island, south of New Zeland's coast, there lived a beautiful little princess and her widowed father, King Charles the Third. The island they ruled was beautiful, it was always winter, and everything was always covered in snow. It was like a Winter Wonderland. King Charles adored his kingdom and ruled it well. His wonderful kingdom of Neigesse. All the people of Neigesse loved the King and thier young princess, at least that's what they thought. On the Princess's second birthday a war broke out on the north shore and King Charles was called to come and fight. The little princess begged her father not to go, for she knew that her father could die in this war. She was an intelligent little girl, wise beyond her years. Her father, however, ignored her pleas, and left his little girl with a kiss on the cheek and a white gold, heart shaped locket, covered in an intricate design.
The king was gone for a year. Not being heard from, except for the occasional letter to his beloved daughter. The war raged on viloently and per her father's orders to the guards, the princess was not allowed out of the castle and was a prisoner inside its walls, but she knew he father's orders were to protect her from the dangers of the world, so she did not object. She obeyed, and let her imagination take her to places beyond the castle's walls.
On the princess's third birthday, a decree was sent to the castle from the King, ordering that the princess was to be sent away. King Charles did not believe Niegesse was safe anymore for the princess, and he was sending her away to a family in America, where she could live her life without fear. The little princess watched as her bags were packed and the guards loaded them into the private airplane. She did not make a sound as she watched. She stayed silent as she boarded the plane, leaving her kingdom. Leaving her Neigesse.
King Charles had selected a family far before the war had broke out. He had chosen one as a precaution, to protect his little girl if there was ever any danger in their country. He had met a nice man, months before the princess was born. He had just become aware that he was having a child, and the man he had met was the most genuine, trust-worthy person he had ever met. He asked the man for a favor, that should he need his help, he would be available. The man promised that if the king was ever in need of help, he would do whatever he could to help him. King Charles sent a letter to the same man, a week before he sent the decree to the castle, and the man agreed to keep his daughter safe until the war was done. He hated that he wouldn't be able to see his daughter, but he needed to keep her safe. He wouldn't be able to live with himself if anything ever happened to her. She was all he had left, so King Charles sent his little princess of to America, where she would stay with the trust-worthy man and his family. Where she would stay with the Cullen's.
I really hope my family will be supportive of my decision. I had made a promise and I am intent on keeping that promise. This little girl could be killed if she stays there. I can't let that happen. Alice is the only one in my family who knows that we will be having a guest living with us for a while, her little gift gave it away, but she had promised me she would keep quiet until I was ready to tell them, even though she herself was bouncing with excitement. It was extremely difficult to keep this from Edward. He knew Alice and I were keeping something from him, but he left it alone. He is a good son. I met King Charles about four years ago. He was a nice man, a very young king, but was beloved by all his people.He had asked me whether or not I would help him, should he ever be in danger, and I, of course, agreed, saying that I would help him whenever he was in trouble, though I never thought that day would come. I was very surprised when I recieved a letter from him, saying that there was a vicous war going on in his country and that he needed me to take his daughter, to protect her from the evil's that were going on there. I replied back immediately saying that I would help, and would gladly take his daughter in. The girl was supposed to arrive today, and my family was still unaware of her arrival, aside from Alice. She did, however, keep the secret like I requested, for which I was grateful. I was still pondering this when I heard Alice come into my study. She was grinning widely. I looked up from my book, that I wasn't paying any attention to, and looked at her.
"Carlisle, she'll be here in about thirty minutes." She exclaimed excitedly. I guess that means I have to tell them now.
"Thank you Alice. Could you please gather the family in the dining room. I have to give them the announcement." I requested of her. She nodded happily and skipped off to gather the other's in the dining room. I took a deep breath and fled my study to go meet with the others in the dining room. I walked in and sat down at my usual seat at the head of the table.
"Hello, everyone, I have an announcement for all of you." I started, cautiously, looking in eveyone's eyes. Alice was bouncing in her seat, while Edward was looking at me with a frustrated exprerssion. "We will be having a guest living with us for a while." I told them. I was beating around the bush.
"Really Carlisle? Who?" My lovely wife, Esme, asked me curiously.
"Her name is Bella. She's three years old and she's the princess of a small kingdom called Niegesse." Everyone gasped audibly, and Rose got the same excited look on her face as Alice while Jasper and Edward looked at me like I had three heads.
"Carlisle are you insane! You're going to let a human live in a house full of vampires!?!?" Jasper exploded at me. Alice touched his arm, urging him to calm down.
"Don't worry Jasper, I don't see you hurting her." Alice comforted him. Jasper relaxed slightly, but was still a little tense about the situation.
"Carlisle, I have to agree with Jasper. That is too big of a risk, for her and for us. How could we hide that from her?" Edward questioned me, in a more reasonable tone, but he too was tense like Jasper.
"I didn't have a choice Edward. Her country is in the midst of a terrible war, and she could be murdered simply for the fact that she is royalty. She is safer here with seven vampires than she is in that country." Edward growled audibly as I said this. He hated the idea that someone would kill a little girl.
"Well then it looks like she is staying with us!" My darling wife announced in a happy sing-song voice. She absoulutely loves children. Rose and Alice both nodded their heads enthusiastically in agreement. "When will she arrive?" Esme questioned me.
"Right about.....now." I announced as I heard a car pull onto the dirt road that led up to our house. Rose squeaked in delight and Emmet held her closer, smiling. Emmett didn't care either way, but he was pleased that his wife was happy. All the women rushed out onto the porch while the men walked behind shaking our heads in amusement at thier excitement. The car had just pulled into view, revealing a black SUV. The driver parked the car, and stepped out. He was a big burly man, and was wearing black sunglasses and a black suit. He walked around, stiffly, and with an erect posture to the back seat door, and opened it wide. He reached inside and pulled out the most adorable, beautiful little girl I had ever seen in my entire life. She had long, loosely curled, chocolate brown hair that fell down to her waist. She had a lovely, olive complection, and beautiful doe-like brown eyes. Her cheeks blushed a faint pink when she saw us, making her all the more adorable. She was absolutely tiny. She would probably reach a little bit above my knee were we to stand next to each other. She was wearing a lovely snow- white dress with lace that peaked over the bodice. The dress had tank top sleeves, and was covered by a white, long wool coat. She was wearing white mary-jane shoes with frilly socks, and was carrying a white tattered teddy bear with a silver bow around it's neck. On her head was a white gold tiara with a beautiful pattern embedded with diamonds and around her neck was an equally beautiful white gold heart locket. She looked like the perfect princess. She looked at the man as he piled bags upon bags and trunks upon trunks around her. She waited patiently until finally he was done and he shut the door to the trunk with a bang causing her to jump. Emmett chuckled slightly at her until Rose gave him the death glare to be silent. The big man came around and picked the girl up into his arms. He gave her a kiss on the cheek, and she gave him a kiss on the nose and hugged him tightly. She pulled back, after a minute, and whispered something in his ear, in a language that sounded like a mix between, French, Dutch, Swiss, and Spanish. It was a pretty sounding language that I could only assume was native to Neigesse. Teh man set the princess down gently, and nodded his head in her direction. He then looked at us, and smiled. He got in his car, and drove away. The little girl watching him the whole way. When he was out of sight for her, she turned back and faced us.
"Hello," She whispered in a lovely little girl voice. "I'm Isabella Marie Swan, but I prefer to be called Bella." She told us in a near whisper. She then courtsyed. It was so cute.
"Hello, Bella, I'm Carlisle, and this is my family. Esme, my wife, and then my children, Emmett, Rose, Edward, Jasper, and Alice." I introduced us all in my most gentle voice. It was the voice I used on my younger patients. "Please come in, and welcome to our home." I welcomed her. "Boys, please get her bags." I instructed ,they did as they were told. Bella smiled her thanks. It was a stunning smile. Her perfectly white teeth shining. She tripped while walking up the steps, and blushed a rose petal pink, as everyone chuckled at her slightly. She was a clumsy little one. She walked into the house and looked around. She was still clutching her teddy bear tightly.
"So, Bella," Alice began, running up to the little girl and kneeling down so she would be at eye level. "How old are you?" She asked the little girl excitedly.
"I turned three, five days ago." She answered, sadly. Alice's eyebrows knitted together because of the tone of her voice. She didn't understand why the girl was so sad, but I did. Her father told her that she was to be sent away on her birthday.
"Oh wow, so you're a big girl, aren't you?" Rosalie continued ignoring Alice's confusion.
"I guess." Bella whispered. She was an intelligent girl. She seemed to know exactly what was going on.
"So, Bella, woud you like to come see your new room?" Esme asked her, in a motherly tone.
"Yes, please." Bella smiled at her politely.
"Right this way, dear." Esme gestured up the stairs. Bella started up and the rest followed behind including the boys, who were all carrying trunks and bags. Esme led the little girl to one of our spare bedrooms. Bella walked right in. She seemed pleased by it.
"Do you like it?" Esme asked the girl curiously.
"Yes, ma'am, it's beautiful. Thank you." So polite. That's a nice quality. The boys walked in with her luggage then and set it all down in front of her. She said a quick "thanks" to them, and walked over to one of the trunks near the left. She opened it and pulled out a beautiful silver box, it had a lock on the front which she opened putting in the combination 45-32-16. She opened it, sighed and reached for the top of her head. She pulled off her crown and stuck it in the box. Shutting the lid, and replacing it where she had found it. Why would she remove her crown? I would think she would cling to it like static.
"Why did you take off your tiara?" I asked genuinely curious. She shrugged her tiny shoulders and looked at me with tears filling up in her beautiful, big brown eyes.
"I'm not a princess anymore." She answered me sadly. A single tear spilling over and tracing a pattern down her cheeck. She looked absolutely heart-broken. Alice and Rose put a hand to their hearts. She was wearing the most heart-breaking expression I'd ever seen. It made me want to cry too.
"Sweetheart," Esme began softly. "You'll always be a princess. No matter what. Your father only sent you here to protect you. It wasn't safe." Bella just nodded her head, sadly. Emmett tried to perk up her mood, as we all stood around Bella's new room in silence.
"So Bella, I'm Emmett by the way, what's your favorite TV show?" Emmett asked her brightly. Bella instantly perked up and smiled her dazzling smile at Emmett.
"Blue's Clues!" She exclaimed happily, stumbling over to Emmett.
"That's one of my favorites too!" He answered her, giving a smug smile to the rest of us, that he had cheered her up. Edward looked suprisingly upset by this development. He for some reason didn't like the fact that Emmett had cheered her up.
"You're too big to watch Blue's Clues, silly." She giggled at him. Emmett gave her an ugh, and picked her up into his arms and started tickling her madly. She was laughing hysterically and we all couldn't help but join in.
"Now what was that Bella?" Emmett asked as he continued to tickle her.
"I said...you....can...watch....Blue's Clues...with me!" She chocked out between fits of giggles. Emmett stopped as soon as she got the last words out.
"Oh, that's what I thought you said." He whispered in her ear, as he sat her down.You could tell that they were going to get along well. Bella's stomach grumbled as she stood there still smiling and watching us all.
"So, Bella what do you want for dinner?" Rosalie asked the little girl excitedly, Bella put one finger to her cheek, then smiled at Rosalie.
"Macaroni and cheese spirals please!" She exclaimed, the she smiled again, and skipped over to Edward. Edward looked down at her, puzzled.
"And I want you to make it for me please." She finished her order. Edward looked at me, with wide eye, pleading me with a "what the hell do I do" look. Edward had no idea how to cook.
"Well you see Bella....." Edward began but he trailed off at the end as he looked down at the adorable little girls pleading eyes and bright smile. It seemed impossible for him to say no to her. "I'll go get your macaroni and cheese ready right now."