A/N: Thank you so much for reading. I'm honored.
Puzzle Pieces – Chapter 18 (The End)
A couple weeks after Edward had moved into Bella's house, everyone decided to have Sunday Family Dinner at their place. Bella being Bella filled the table with Prime Rib, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, Warm Spinach Salad, Fresh Baked Onion Focaccia and Creamy Horseradish. As everyone settled in at the table, Edward looked around at his family.
With a smile, Edward cleared his throat. "Before we eat, I just want to thank everyone for being so patient with me. I know it took me a decade to get my shit together and make a life for myself that I could be proud of. I'm sorry that I had to be away and on my own for so long to do it, but it's worth it to know that you're all proud of me. As a thank you, I would like to give all of you these."
From under the table, Edward pulled out envelopes and handed one to each couple. "These are tickets to Las Vegas for a family vacation in two weeks."
"Hova! Game on-"
"No, Emmett!" Alice said, putting her hand up. "Jasper, you are going to be on such a strict budget. Oh my god, you better not lose our house while we're there!"
Edward laughed and continued on. "One more thing…"
Turning to Bella, Edward pulled out a little red satin box. He opened it and held it in front of her. Inside there was a 2.5 carat diamond solitaire with smaller diamonds flowing down the band.
"Bella, I know it's only been a couple of months, but I've never been more sure of anything in my life. You are the Kelly to my Zach, the Cory to my Topanga, the Monica to my Chandler, and the Jasmine to my Aladdin. There's no one that I would rather spend laughing with, crying with, fighting with, and loving with. You are it for me. Will you marry me?"
Bella felt the biggest smile spread over her face. Holding out her left hand, she said with absolute certainty, "Yes!"
After all of the screams died down and all of the hugs had been shared, everyone sat back down for dinner.
"I can finally take out my wedding folio!" Alice said as she bounced in her chair.
"Uh, I don't think so, Alice." Edward looked at Bella with a gleam in his eyes. "Baby, were you serious when you said you wanted to elope?"
Even though Bella didn't think that her smile could get bigger, it did. "Let's do it!"
As understanding dawned on Alice's face, her eyes grew larger. "You can't be serious."
"Hell yes we are, sister of mine. We're getting married in Vegas in two weeks." Turning to Bella, Edward said, "It's a good thing I sent your parents and Jake the information last week."
Bella laughed. "Confident that I'd say yes, weren't you?"
"I'm a doctor, Bella. We only make educated decisions and sure bets. We're very thorough."
When Bella and Edward got married, it wasn't the stuff of fairy tales. There were no harps, no doves, and no ice sculptures. There was an Elvis impersonator and an old school boombox playing the wedding march. But none of that mattered to Bella and Edward. Everyone that they loved was there, and they ended the day as Dr. and Mrs. Cullen. Bella was able to enjoy her wedding day, and neither of them thought for one second about work. With the neon lights of The Strip behind them, Edward and Bella toasted to the rest of forever with their family and friends.
A/N: First chapter of my new story "Worth the Risk" will be up tomorrow.