A/N: I do not own Twilight, New Moon, or Eclipse Stephenie Meyer does. (I have used a few quotes from the special edition of New Moon.) I own pretty much nothing except for Tristan.
This chapter is for those who wanted Bella and Edward to stay together.
I hope you enjoy. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
The days' following our return from Italy Edward was really distant. I was getting nervous and scared that he might leave again because this was the exact same way he acted before he left me the last time. I don't know what I would do if he left me again. I know that the family would not leave me again. They promised they wouldn't.
Finals were coming up and I was busy studying. I think I was the only person in the house actually trying to do well on my finals. Stupid know it all vampires. This was going to be my first time taking final exams. I was relived that the week before finals Edward starting acting somewhat normal again. I really missed him and I hated the constant knot in my stomach. I think he is planning a surprise. He knows how much I hate surprises.
"It's going to be fine Bella. You've studied the material; you know it, inside and out. Don't stress and you will be just fine." Edward told me as he kissed me. I felt so much better being in his arms.
"I know, it's just my first final exam and I am nervous."
"I will be right there with you the entire time. Besides if you don't do well there is always next time."
"There won't be another next time. I don't want to have to retake the class just because of one test."
He just laughed which made me even more frustrated. "I believe that you misunderstood what I said," he continued to smile.
"What are you talking about?"
"Well I'm sure that you will want to give college another try, I mean you will have plenty of time for it."
"Okay, seriously, what are you talking about?" I'm stressing about my finals and he's sending me cryptic messages. I'm starting to get really irritated. Especially when he laughed again.
He pulled me closer and spoke in my ear, "Well, you will have several lifetimes to live, you might get board going to college only once. I know how much you enjoy learning." He smiled my favorite crooked smile.
"What? Are you saying what I think you're saying?" If he is he has just made me the happiest woman in the world.
"Well, if what you think I am saying is that I am planning on changing you after finals than yes. I am saying what you think I am saying, but only on one condition."
"And what might that be?" I asked suspiciously. I really did not feel like getting into another argument about getting married then changing me.
"Well, Isabella Swan, after I change you, will you marry me? I do not want to live eternity with you if you will not have me. That is just plain torture." He smiled again and I was putty in his hands.
"Of course I will marry you after I am changed. That is all I ever wanted. To be with you forever and for us to belong to each other."
We kissed to seal the words that had just been spoken. Right when Edward was breaking his rules and deepening the kiss the bedroom door opened and Alice came bounding in.
"I am so happy and excited for you two. It's time to start thinking about planning the wedding. I am so excited. You are already a part of the family Bella, but I am so happy that you will be one of the family. This is so great. Okay, first of all when do you want to have the wedding?" Alice was talking so fast I barely caught two words of it.
"Whoa, slow down there girl. I just missed about every word you just said." I said smiling. I could not stop smiling. After everything that we had been through this was finally going to happen.
Alice started to talk again, but really slowly that it was almost annoying, "When. Do. You. Want. To. Have. The. Wedding?"
"If you keep that up, I will just whisk Edward down to Vegas and we will just elope."
"Okay, Okay. I'm sorry. I am just so excited."
"Well, I was thinking and August wedding. The weather would be perfect and that would give us plenty of time to plan and give me time to get used to my new body. I do not want to have red eyes during the wedding."
"That sounds wonderful. I have tons of wedding magazines, but we need to get the newest ones so that we know all the latest trends. " Alice said excitedly as she dragged me out of the room to begin planning the wedding. I forgot all about my finals.EPOV
After we got home from Italy I was having a really hard time. I just kept thinking about everything that Aro told me. Bella should be able to live a healthy happy life. She should be able to have children. Then there was my desire to be with her. When I was without her for all those months when I left, I do not know how I survived. It's like I can't breath without her. She is my other half, she is my better half, and without her I am not whole. It sounded like she felt the same way about me; she was lost without me as well.
While sitting outside waiting for her class to get over, I was mulling all of this over in my head when all of a sudden I felt my self flying through the air I was stopped by a tree that ended up falling over. I looked up to see who had surprised me by attacking. Then I saw through the shadows, Tristan appeared.
"You had better listen and listen good Edward. I will not allow you to hurt her. If you even think about leaving her I will not hesitate to kill you. I love her too much to see her get hurt. If you ever think about leaving her, remember this, I will be right there picking up the pieces of her broken heart. She will move on from you. I will not let her be hurt, especially by you or anyone. I would try to take her from you right now just for thinking about leaving, but I love her too much to do that to her. She is happy with you, and you had better keep her happy or there will be hell to pay. Do you understand me?"
I was in shock. What in the world had gotten into him? Granted he did save all of our buts in Italy, but I doubt it was for anyone but Bella. I couldn't speak I just nodded. He grabbed my collar; I was stunned no one had ever had this kind of power over me. But then again he was talking about Bella.
If you ever, EVER think about hurting her I will gladly shred you slowly and burn the pieces one by one, do I make myself clear?"
"Good, now, you had better find a way to get her to marry you, because she is too much of a temptation to be single. I will be keeping any eye on you Edward that is a promise, and I keep my promises." With that he punched me so hard that it actually hurt and walked away.
I can't believe that just happened and I was powerless to do anything. He just left me sitting here next to the broken tree to think about what he just told me.
When I got home that night Bella was downstairs watching a movie with Emmett. He has really taken to her, he thinks of himself as her protective older brother. It's pretty funny; I've never seen Emmett act like that before. As I was pulling a CD out of my collection to play Alice came storming into my room.
"Edward, were you going to tell anyone about your little encounter today?"
"Not really no, why?"
"What are you going to do about it?"
"Well, I think he actually knocked some sense into me."
"What do you mean?"
"Well, I am going to ask Bella to marry me, again."
"How is it going to be different from last time? You know that she is freaked out that you are going to marry her and then leave her again. Her parents screwed her up more than she realizes when it comes to marriage. I don't think that she is just going to forget how her mom walked out on her dad and how you walked out on her. She knows she couldn't take it if you left again."
"Slow, down there Alice. I have decided to change her than marry her. That way she knows that I really do want to be with her forever and that I couldn't live without her."
"Oh, Edward! This is so exciting. We have a wedding to plan. There is so much to do." She started to think of all of the possibilities.
Before she could get too far I had to stop this, or at least slow it down. "Slow down Alice, she hasn't even said yes, yet. Please let her do it her way, this is going to be important to her and I want it to be perfect for her. This is her special day. And PLEASE do not say anything, I would like to surprise her."
"Scouts honor, I will not say a word until you do." She said as she held up three fingers. Then bounded over to me and hugged me. I am so happy for both of you. I can't wait until Bella is really my sister. She already feels like it."
"I am actually pretty excited too. I do not want to take away her humanity, but I don't think that is possible with Bella. She is the sweetest most caring, beautiful person in the world."
"I love her too Edward. Everyone is going to be so happy. I promise I won't tell anyone, well except for Jasper, he's going to find out anyway, just by the way that I am feeling."
"That's fine, but will you tell Bella that I want to talk to her after she is done hanging out with Emmett."
"Sure no problem." She said as she slipped out of my room.
I am so nervous. I can't believe I am going to actually do this. I had better make sure I hunt and talk to Carlisle before finals are over with next week.
(We are going to jump ahead to the wedding plans with Alice and Bella, the day before the big change.)
Alice and I were looking through what seemed like hundreds of bridal and wedding magazines, pulling out the pages were we saw something that we liked.
"I know the change will hurt, but I still can't wait. I can't believe that he is going to actually do it. I am going to be a part of the family. I wonder what I will look like, will I have a power?" I know I was supposed to be thinking about wedding stuff, I just couldn't concentrate on that right now.
"Slow down there Bella. It will only be three days of the most agonizing pain that you have ever felt, nothing to worry about." Alice said joking, but I knew that she was serious. "Besides Bella, you are already a part of the family and you are already beautiful so that means it will just be magnified. You are the most unique human that I have ever met so I am sure that you will undoubtedly have a power. Before you ask me, I have no idea what your power might be, so don't even ask."
"Thanks, you are such a good friend and sister. Hey, do you want to come with me, I think Edward and Esme are fixing some food for me in the kitchen. I think a final meal or something."
"Of course, lets go."
We went downstairs to the rarely used dining room that sat right next to the kitchen. Edward and Esme were working feverishly. Then they started to bring out the food. The amount of food they sat in front of me could've fed a small country. I felt guilty because there is no way that I could even come close to being able to eat all of this food.
"Uh, thanks, but there is no way in the world that I am going to be able to eat all of this food. Can we bring whatever I don't eat to the homeless shelter downtown, I'm sure they would appreciate. I couldn't let all of this beautiful food go to waist."
"Of course, dear, what a wonderful idea." Esme said as she started to pack some of it up.
"Thanks." Then I dug in. I ate and ate. I didn't think that I could eat that much, but I did. Now I was tired.
"I looks like you are tired Bella. Lets get you off to bed for one last night of sleep." Edward said as he pulled me into his arms bridal style and carried me up to the bedroom. I only had enough energy to brush my teeth and get into my most comfortable pair of pajamas. I lay in bed with Edward next to me as he hummed me to sleep with my lullaby.
The next morning I woke up refreshed. Edward was at my side.
"I love you Bella." He whispered into my ear.
"I love you Edward. Is it time? Should we go get Carlisle?"
"If you're sure that you're ready. I believe that he will be here any minute."
Just then Alice came into the room followed by the rest of the family. One by one they hugged me and told me they loved me and to be strong it will be okay. When everyone had their turn they left the room and Carlisle said to me, "Now Bella, are you sure that you are ready, that this is what you want, because there is no turning back after this."
"Yes. I have never been more certain about anything in my entire life. I love you all and I can't wait to be able to spend eternity with you. Edward, I love you so much and I want nothing more than to be with you forever."
"I love you to, we will be together forever." With that Carlisle gave Edward a nod.
"This is going to hurt, but remember that I love you and I will stay by you." Edward kissed me with more passion than I thought was possible then he pulled away looked into my eyes and whispered. "I love you." Then he sunk his teeth into my neck.
Then pain was so horrible. If felt as if I was burning alive, except from the inside out. I could tell Edward was by my side then entire time. His cool touch helped so much. It took all of my strength to not cry out, but I couldn't put Edward through that. My body had a hard time internalizing the pain because I would not cry to let it out, I felt myself black out from the pain.
When I awoke from the darkness, it did not seem like three days, I slowly opened my eyes. Everything hit my senses like a Mack truck. I was being bombarded with sights and smells; Edward was the most prominent smell. He bent down to me, "welcome back sleepy head. I am so happy that you are a wake. We were really worried when you passed out. Carlisle said that you were going to be okay. It was just your body's way of dealing with the pain. I love you Bella."
"I love you Edward. Did it work though? Am I?"
"Yes, sweetheart, you are so beautiful, I did not know that it was possible." He kissed me. The sensation of his lips on mine was so unbelievable. It is like the feelings I had when I was human but magnified by a hundred.
When we pulled away the door opened and the family walked in. My mind was flooded with thoughts.
Bella, my sister, I can't wait to take her shopping for new clothes to fit her new body. Alice, of course, she is thinking about shopping.
Oh my, she is so beautiful. I hope Rosalie doesn't get to jealous. Emmett, always worried about Rosalie.
Wow, Bella, she is beautiful. At least Emmett thinks of her as a sister, that's all I care about. I am glad that she is part of the family though. Rosalie, she has really opened up to me in the last year.
My daughter, Bella, she is so wonderful. Esme.
Thank goodness he finally did it, although I was getting used to having her around. Jasper worrying about his bloodlust. I wonder if it will be that bad for me. I hope not.
I wonder what her power will be, I am sure that she will have one. Very few people black out during the change, they do not have the self-control to hold in the pain. Carlisle's thoughts, of course.
My Bella is so perfect. I am the luckiest man in the world. No one can even compare to how wonderful she is and soon we will be married. We will be together forever. Why did I wait so long? My Edward. I love him so much. Wait, how come I can hear everyone's thoughts what is going on here?
All of a sudden Alice hugged me, followed by the rest of the family.
"I love you all so much. You are the best family anyone could ask for. But I do have one question. Why can I here all of your thoughts?"
"What?" They all said at once.
"I can hear all of your thoughts…" All of a sudden I was having a vision: It was our wedding day. It was beautiful. The sun was shining, we were sparkling, and I had on the most beautiful vintage gown. Then I snapped back into reality.
I was hit hard by feelings of confusion, wonder, worry, and love.
"Carlisle, what in the world is going on? One minute I can hear everyone's thoughts, then next I'm having a vision, and then I get assailed with all sorts of feelings."
"I think that since you were so observant and highly unusual as a human that transferred over and so you gain the powers of all those you observe. You have observed Edward's, Alice's, and Jasper's powers. I would guess that you would be able to tap into and use the powers of anyone whom you have observed using their powers. Does that make sense?"
"I think so. So all I have to do is observe someone's powers and I will be able to have that power?"
"I believe so, yes."
"Wow." Everyone was amazed especially me.
"You will have to work on blocking out and controlling your powers, but I believe that you will be able to do that easily. Edward, I assume that you still cannot read her mind."
He shook his head no. "I didn't think so. I believe that you still have your mind blocked. I have never heard of or seen anything like this before. I just hope Aro doesn't find out, because he would definitely be after you."
"So I guess that it's a good thing that none of us have planned a trip to Italy anytime soon." I said as everyone laughed.
"Bella, what was your vision of? I wonder if we had the same one?" Alice asked in wonder and awe.
"I had a vision about the wedding it is going to be magnificent, it will be simple yet elegant and I saw my dress. It is perfect."
"Ohh I can't wait!" Alice said as she jumped up and down.
"Okay that's enough. Everyone out. Bella and I need some time together." Edward said with authority to the entire family, who all obeyed.
"I love you so much Bella. Are you okay with everything?"
"I love you to Edward. I am okay as long as I have you."
"Would you like you want to see yourself?"
"Yes, I think so." Edward pulled me up off of the bed; I noticed that I was able to move with ease. He pulled me to the full-length mirror by the closet. I gasped. The person staring back at me had long beautiful shiny mahogany hair. Her body was much more curvy than mine, her waist was smaller, and her lips were full and lovely. The most shocking feature had to be her eyes, they were beautiful chocolate brown and her eyebrows are sculpted perfectly. She is as stunning as Rosalie if not more so. "Is that really me?"
Edward was standing by my side with his arm around me and he let out a low chuckle that sounded as wonderful as I remember. "Yes, my love, that is you. I told you that you were beautiful, even as a human. Your beauty just became magnified, just like your other abilities."
"Wow," was all I could say.
"Now, do you feel an ache in the back of your throat for anything? Feeling thirsty?"
"No, not really. Why?" What is going on?
"Carlisle, please bring some of the extra blood." Edward sounded urgent, seriously what is going on here?
Less than a minute later Carlisle was in the room with a container of something red.
What is wrong? Why did I need to bring the blood so quickly?
"Bella is not thirsty. After everything that she went through, I am very surprised that she is not thirsty."
That is surprising.
"I think you forget that I can hear your thoughts."
"Oh" they both said at the same time.
"Well, let me try something." Carlisle said as he slightly opened the lid to the container of blood.
"Ewe. It smells like rust and salt. It is so gross." I said in disgust as I wrinkled my nose.
Edward and Carlisle looked at each other. "I am going to go look up something in my office." Carlisle said as he left the room.
"Well, this is new. You are the most unique person I have ever known. I love you Bella."
"Do you think that I will be able to eat human food?" I hoped. The thought of living off of blood made me feel sick. I didn't know that I could feel sick.
"It seems like you will be able to." He smiled as he pulled me closer and kissed me passionately more so than even the most passionate kiss when I was human. When we pulled apart he whispered into my ear, "I have a feeling that there will be many more unusual circumstances that we will go through together."
"As long as we're together that's all that matters to me." I whispered back. "You are all that I will ever need, I love you Edward."
"I love you Bella."
A/N: This storyline could easily continue, but I think if I do I will make it a sequel and only if people want to read it. Let me know what you think.
A special thanks to all of those who reviewed and commented, I really appreciate it.
I am thinking of writing another story called, "The Girl Next Door" I'm not sure. Let me know what you think. Thanks!