It’s not until Bella leaves the room that my brain fully registers Charlie wants to have a little chat with me. I don’t want to beat around the bush, so I cut right to the point. “If this is about last night, I want you to know I’m sorry. I never meant to disrespect you or your rules—”
“I’m beginning to learn that my daughter is starting to form a bit of a rebellious streak,” Charlie interrupts. It’s more of an observation than an accusation, but I still feel like a little kid who’s about to be reprimanded.
“Look, Edward, I like you. You seem like a nice guy. You’ve got your life together. You’re a little older than I like, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m not too concerned about it. What I am concerned about is how fast your relationship with my daughter is moving. I don’t know how serious you are about her, but I can tell she’s head over heels about you. I’ve never questioned her choices before, and I don’t want to start now. I don’t know what future plans you two have made, but I won’t sit back and watch her throw her life away to go running off with a boy.”