Edward drives Bella home, where she finds Billy and Jacob Black waiting for her. Edward decides to leave and come pick Bella up later for the baseball game.
In private, Billy tries to confront Bella about Edward, but she shuts him down:
[Billy:] "You seem…well informed about the Cullens. More informed than I expected."
I stared him down. "Maybe even better informed than you are." (17.52-53)
Billy and Jacob leave.
When Charlie comes home, Bella tells him about Edward over dinner. (Well, not the part about Edward being a vampire.) Charlie doesn't take it all that well:
"You are going out with Edward Cullen?" he thundered. […] "He's too old for you," he ranted.
"We're both juniors," I corrected, though he was more right than he dreamed. (17.112, 114-115)
Edward comes to pick up Bella, and Charlie meets him, amazed that Edward's getting Bella to watch baseball.
When they leave, Edward takes Bella to a secluded field in the middle of the woods. The Cullens are playing baseball on a far larger diamond than Bella expected. The large field is necessary, though, because they super-strength allows them to bat incredibly hard and run inhumanly fast. They can only play ball on stormy days because they hit balls so hard that it sounds like thunder.
Bella watches from the sidelines, along with Esme, who acts as the referee.
The fun and playful spirit of the game comes to a sudden halt when Alice has a vision (she has the ability to see the future). A nomadic group of human-eating vampires passing through has heard their game. They want to play and will be arriving in just a few minutes. This spells bad news for Bella.
Edward is incredibly worried:
"I'm sorry, Bella," he muttered fiercely. "It was stupid, irresponsible, to expose you like this. I'm so sorry."I heard his breath stop, and his eyes zeroed in on right field. He took a half step, angling himself between me and what was coming. (17.342-343)