|The Way I Love You
Author: lovelovelove22 PM
Bella never set out to destroy a marriage. But now that she has, how will she cope with the consequences? Updates daily, this is a reposting/continuation of my original version of the story.Rated: Fiction M - English - Angst/Romance - Edward & Bella - Chapters: 65 - Words: 50,545 - Reviews: 822 - Favs: 236 - Follows: 244 - Updated: 09-07-12 - Published: 12-27-11 - Status: Complete - id: 7678917
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This is the last chapter. Thank you for everything, for every review, and for sticking with me through it all.
Song for this chapter is "Son" by The National.
"And if you follow me son, the window wrap around you. Carry from the ground, you will never be alone."
I kissed the soft, warm skin of my son's forehead.
He was so small- born a little early, but perfect nonetheless.
Bella stirred in the hospital bed next to us, smiling slightly as she opened her eyes. "Hi," she said sleepily. She started to sit up but I protested.
"You're tired, baby. Lay down."
She smiled again, looking down at the little boy in my arms. "He's so beautiful," Bella whispered. "Have you decided on a name yet?"
When we found out that we would be having a boy, Bella insisted that I pick his first name and she pick his middle name. I had objected at first, saying that we should decide together, but Bella had insisted. "We'll pick the next name together," she had promised.
"Lucas." I looked at our son, and he just yawned and cuddled closer to me.
Bella and I both laughed quietly, and she reached over and stroked our son's hand. "That's beautiful. I was thinking 'Andrew' for the middle name…what do you think?"
"Perfect," I said without hesitating. "Lucas Andrew. The perfect name for our perfect boy."
We had been married for five years already, and the time had passed so quickly. We still had our fights and strained moments, but had enjoyed the first couple years of our marriage. After three years of marriage, we decided that it was time for a baby. However, I guess biology wasn't really on our side and it had taken a lot longer than we thought it would for Bella to get pregnant. But finally it happened, and now we're blessed with our little boy.
There was a soft knock on the door, and then Alice poked her head in the room. "Hi, guys," she said quietly, looking at the sleeping baby. "Is it okay for Audrey to come in?" She asked.
"Of course!" I said. "Bring my girl in here."
Alice laughed and opened the door wider, and Audrey came bounding in. "My baby brother!" She cheered, rushing to my side. "Finally."
Bella smiled ruefully at my daughter, patting a spot next to her on the bed. "Come here, angel. You can hold the new baby, if you'd like."
Alice cleared her throat, her cheeks a little pink. "Jasper and I will be in the waiting room with Grayson. Just bring Audrey on out when you guys are finished up in here. And congratulations to both of you." Despite the fact that Jasper and Alice were happily married, Alice confided to me that she would not be having any more children. The way she explained it, she and Jasper already had their hands full with Grayson and Audrey and were content to raise the two of them together.
We both thanked Alice, and when we were finally alone, I passed Lucas over to Audrey, who was waiting with open arms.
"His name is Lucas Andrew," Bella said, smoothing down Audrey's wild hair. "Isn't he beautiful?"
Audrey wrinkled her nose slightly, but she kissed her little brother's forehead. "I can't wait for him to grow up," she confessed in the honest, innocent way that only a child could. "He's not too much fun right now, and we can't even really play together." I had to stifle a laugh at that, because as silly as she sounded, Audrey's face was completely serious.
"I know, baby. But he's your little brother, and the two of you will have a special bond for the rest of your lives."
I looked over at Bella and fell silent, totally in awe of this woman.
She had just given birth to my first son, and she had put up with me through so much. And she was perfect for me.
I'm so thankful and lucky that she loves me the way that she does.