In chapter 15, Bella wakes up and sees that Edward is still there. He tells her that Charlie left an hour earlier and disconnected her battery cables, apparently trying to keep her at home in case she snuck out. She gets ready in the bathroom. When she comes back, she notices that Edward is wearing different clothes than he had been the night before. He says that he left while she was in a deep sleep. He further reports that she was talking in her sleep and that she said that she loved him. He tells her this was nice to hear (even though he already knew it). She says it again, and he tells her that she is his life. While she is eating, Edward suggests that she should meet his family. When she asks how much his knows, he tells her that keeping secrets in his family does not work and lets her know that they are expecting to meet her. Bella asks Edward if Alice saw her coming and he does not really answer. Then he tells her that he thinks she should introduce him to Charlie as her boyfriend. She finishes getting ready and Edward tells her how nice she looks. He kisses her, which makes her collapse. She tells him that it is different from before.
They continue with the visit. Edward takes Bella to his house and she is impressed by how beautiful the house is, both inside and out. Dr. Carlisle Cullen and Esme Cullen are there and both are very friendly. Jasper is not so friendly. Even though she took lessons when she was young, Bella says she can’t play and asks Edward to play for her, and he does so beautifully. Everyone else leaves. They talk about why Rosalie and Emmett are not around. Rosalie is jealous of Bella for being human, while Emmet likes her but thinks Edward is crazy. Jasper is staying away because Edward told him to. Esme and Carlisle just want him to be happy, and Alice (who is very enthusiastic) just has her own way of looking at things.
He shows her the rest of the house, including a huge cross. She is surprised. Edward explains that it came from the church of Carlisle’s father who was an Anglican pastor. She learns Carlisle was born in London in the 1640s. His father persecuted Roman Catholics and hunted witches, werewolves and vampires. Carlisle found a coven of real vampires and became one, then hid from his father so he would not kill him.