Author: runaway xo PM
Sequel to THE WEDDING, Edward and Bella now find themselves in their new home in Alaska, does constant trouble demand to follow Bella like a steely shadow?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 21 - Words: 30,074 - Reviews: 243 - Favs: 105 - Follows: 53 - Updated: 02-25-08 - Published: 01-31-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4045817
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A/N : THIS IS THE SEQUEL TO THE WEDDING. Are you excited? I know I am. I love writing these stories and I hope you like reading them! See my page if you haven't read The Wedding yet to get caught up, though it's not necesary, I think you'll get the idea. Well R&R and let me know if i should keep this going. Well, here goes nothing ...
"I'm n-n-not cold Ed-w-ward," I bit down on my chapped lips trying to stop my trembling jaw.
Edward sighed and dropped my hand. "W-w-what are you doing?" I demanded.
"I'm not holding your hand if you don't put on the coat, my skin is only making you colder. "
"Fine," I grumbled, my hand shaking as I took the coat from him. I stumbled in my attempt to walk and put on clothes at the same time so Edward helped me as I shoved my arms through the holes, silently thanking him as the wool warmed my neck. I clasped his hand back in my own and we continued on towards our new house.
Alaska was like a big white sheet of paper, everything seemed blank and untouched. If this wasn't the total opposite of Forks, I don't know what was, and though the sun rarely exposed itself in Forks, the sun in Alaska seemed to be further away, dull and distant somehow.
"Edward are we almost there?" I asked him as my feet left soft footprints in the snow.
"Almost," he chuckled, kissing my hand, "Are you sure you wouldn't like me to carry you, we would get there much faster."
"I'm perfectly capable of walking thank you," I said through clenched teeth, trying to conceal the next shiver that rushed down my spine.
Edward smiled and placed a long white finger on my wind blown red cheek.
"I'm sorry," I said quickly, "It's just going to take me a while to get used to this."
He nodded, that breathtaking crooked smile lighting up his face, his skin glittered like a diamond as the little rays of sun that there were, reflected off the white snow. Was it possible for him to be even more beautiful in a different state? I tried to concentrate on his face rather then the many good byes I had just given, and the people I had left behind. But I knew it was worth it, if I had to move to Alaska to be with Edward and start my new vampire life, then that was exactly what I was planning to do.
"There it is Bella," Edward bent down to rest his chin on my shoulder, his cold cheek against mine.
I saw it, our new home, definitely not as extravagant as Edward would have liked, but I had put down my limit on the cost a long time ago. The house was a dark brown color that reflected deeply off the white snow and it had green shudders which I noticed right away because they displayed Fork's signature color. There was a porch that wrapped around the entire house, and on it was a rocking chair that seemed to be stuck in place, like time had literally frozen. I turned my head to kiss Edwards cheek.
He chuckled, "Does that mean you like it?"
"I love it," I smiled.
"It has stairs," he warned.
I took a deep breath, my lungs burning from the arctic air, "I think I'll survive."
Edward laughed and took my hand as we trudged through the snow. A few more months and Edward's Volvo would come with the rest of his family as the warm season came, I had a strange feeling that Alaska's warm season wasn't going to be to warm, but by then I'll have nothing to worry about because my skin will be just as cold as Edwards.
I made it to the porch in one piece. I was just about to walk up the stairs when I was swiped into Edward's arms, "Allow me, "he smiled.
I giggled as he carried me through the thick wooden door frame as if it was the night of our wedding and I was being carried over the threshold. Edward closed the door behind us and stopped a moment to let me take everything in.
"Oh," I gasped as I realized the interior was fully furnished. A gold carpet runner ran down the entrance way to a hallway. Edward carried me in the living room and set me on a long black couch.
"Wait here," he smiled. My heart skipped a beat as his breath caressed my face, he grinned at the sound of my misbehaving heart and was gone in an eye blink. I removed my boots gently, not wanting to soak the new carpet, and took off my layers of coats and jackets until I was left in a long sleeve t-shirt and thick sweatpants which much to my dismay, were designer, thanks to Alice.
My eyes skimmed around the room as I noticed a small television, a massive stone fireplace, and wooden coffee table that had smooth, rounded edges. I sighed, I knew Alice had told Edward to "Bella-proof" things but I didn't think he would take her seriously.
Just then, Edward was back inches from my face, I yelped softly, scolding myself immediately, I should probably be used to that by now.
"I missed you," he whispered, yet another smile on his gorgeous face.
"Missed you more," I smiled coiling my arms around his neck.
He laughed and cradled me into his arms, holding me up higher so that he could press his lips to my forehead. He carried me up a flight of stairs, I didn't see where we were going because my eyes were closed as he had instructed on the way up.
He walked down what I assumed to be a hallway and then stopped.
"Can I open my eyes now?" I wondered anxiously.
"Yes you can."
I opened my eyes and I felt my jaw fall so far that I wondered briefly if it was still attached to my face. I knew that if I couldn't still feel the numbness in my feet, or the odd hot cold feeling on my cheeks, I would honestly mistake myself as being in Forks. The room was an exact replica of the bedroom Edward and I had just left behind. I stiffly walked over to the large bed with the golden comforter and twisted flowers along the bed post, trailing my fingers along it as to determine if my mind was playing tricks on me. Another thing, I realized, that would have made me believe we weren't in Forks anymore was the scene from this glass wall. Images of green and gray were now replaced with a never endless pane of white.
Edward came from behind me and climbed onto the bed, leaning against the bedpost, I nuzzled my body to shape into his stone chest as we gazed out into the wonderland before us.
"So, dearest wife, what shall we do first in our new humble abode," I turned my head in his direction to see Edward grinning at me jokingly. I decided to play along.
I twisted in his hold around my waist so that I could curl my arms around his neck. "I don't know my loving husband what do you suggest?"
"Well," he smiled, "We could do this," he kissed my lips, "Or this," he whispered, pressing his lips gently to mine, "Or this," he kissed them once more.
When he pulled away, I giggled, "What were my options again?"
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