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I give Edward a quick kiss on the cheek and wish him luck.
"I'll be back before you even blink," he says as he brushes his fingers against my cheek. I close my eyes and sigh against his touch.
"We are ready when you are," Jasper says breaking into the silence.
Edward tears his eyes away from mine to look back at Jasper. He is leaning into the back of the van with a faint smile on his face. Jasper has always been the worrywart of the group. He's been on edge since the first day I met him. Even though his constant questioning gets annoying sometimes, we are lucky to have someone like him on our side.
"I'll be out in a minute," he whispers quietly.
Jasper nods without a word then turns to leave, giving Edward and I some alone time. Edward slowly turns back to me with a sigh. I could tell that he was nervous so I brushed my fingers through his hair.
"This is going to work, I can feel it."
I move my fingers from his hair to his forehead, moving them along his eyebrows. Exploring his face for what seems like the first time I slowly make my way down to his cheekbones, then to his jaw. Edward closes his eyes as I move my hand around his face. I can start to feel my eye prickle with tears. But, I'm not crying because I'm scared. For once, I'm crying because I'm happy. I finally get the fairy tale ending I have always dreamed about.
"I'll be watching," I say with a smile.
Edward is hooked up to the same surveillance system I was weeks before. Edward lets out a low laugh and opens his eyes. I take in a breath at the sight of his intense green eyes.
"When all this is over, I'm going to marry you Bella Swan."
His sounds so sure of himself I'm at a loss for words. I throw myself into Edward's arms, squeezing him so tightly I'm afraid I may be cutting off his oxygen supply. I reluctantly remove my grasp and compose myself.
"I love you," I say simply.
Edward stands as much as he can in the confined space. He bends forward and kisses my forehead softly and sweetly.
"I love you too."
I look down at my shoes as Edward leaves the van. I can't bear to watch him walk away. When I avert my eyes back up Edward is gone and Emmett is entering the van with Jasper close behind.
I furrow my brow. "I thought you were going with him, Emmett?"
My heart starts to accelerate: he is already changing the plan. Seriously, it's been five seconds. Can't he just stick to one idea? He's going to give me a heart attack before the age of thirty. I hold back the intense feeling to hit
"I would scare them ten times more than Edward would," he says with a smile."He'll be fine. I can't wait to see the look on their faces!"
Jasper and Emmett are laughing as they watch Edward on the screens we have installed against one side of the van. Edward is just about to open the front door to the New York FBI building. I hold my breath as he steps inside.
"God, I can't watch this!"
I cover my eyes with my hands, but open my fingers so I can peak through them. Everyone in the building stops what they are doing to watch Edward walk up the front desk.
"I'm here to see agent Mathews," Edward says smoothly. I can just imagine the wicked smile he has placed on his perfect face.The young woman at the front desk doesn't speak for a few seconds. She's completely stunned at the sight of him. I don't blame her - he is supposed to be dead.
She composes herself, but not completely. "Do..do you have..have an appointment?" She stammers.
"No, but I'm sure he'll be willing to make time for me," Edward says quickly, not missing a beat. "We are old friends."
The woman gets up to tell agent Mathews Edward has raised from the dead. This is where it gets tricky – my palms start to sweat with worry. The worried woman comes back out unsure what's happening.
"You. You may go in."
Edward brushes past her and opens the door; I hold my breath once again. Emmett claps his hands together laughing.
"This is better than reality TV!"
I hear the door shut and see agent Mathews sitting in his chair stunned.
"What's the matter, agent Mathews?" Edward asks lightly. "You look like you've just seen a ghost."
"You're…You're – "
"Dead?" Edward finishes as he sits down across from the other agent.
"Yeah," agent Mathews nods starting to look less afraid. Edward doesn't say anything; he is just sitting there waiting for agent Mathews to make the next move. Within minutes, Mathews fear turn into anger. You could tell by the way his body
tensed and his eyes narrowed.
"You are in so much trouble, Masen!"
Edward laughs. "Calm down. I'm here to make a deal."
"Why should I even think of making a deal with you? I would lose my job; some of us actually care about following the rules. We just don't do whatever the hell we want."
"Because, you need my help and my knowledge to take down the one person you can't seem to book."
Mathew's takes in a breath, Edward obviously hits a nerve with that one. "Tell me what you know and you might have yourself a deal."
I dig myself deeper into Edward's side. It is three minutes until the six 'O clock news. Agent Mathews is holding a press conference about…well us. We are gathered on the couch waiting to hear the news impatiently.
"Emmett, hurry up! It's starting," I yell into the kitchen. Emmett is making popcorn for the big event.
Edward closes his eyes in pain, I might have accidentally screamed into his ear. I laugh and kiss his cheek as a peace offering. Emmett sits down just in time, as agent Mathews appears on the screen. Alice and Jasper stop whispering in the corner and face the TV.
"Agent Masen was working closely with homeland security," Mathews starts. "His identity was threatened so we did what we had to do to protect him."
The reports irrupt with questions.
"What about the girl, who was she?"
"What about Puccia?"
"Isabella Swan was in grave danger, we sent our best agent – agent Masen to protect her at all costs. Puccia is in custody and is awaiting trial."
The reporters start uproar once again with questions. Agent Mathew's face is white from all the flashes going off in his direction.
"That is all for today, thank you."
He pushes his way through the crowds of reporters and other bystanders. Homeland security! What a perfect loophole, those guys can do whatever they want—even fake their own deaths. Everyone just goes along with it, like it's normal. Emmett's idea actually worked. It didn't seem like it at the beginning, well, actually it went horribly wrong. But, his second idea worked perfectly. I can't believe it's all over. Last week, the FBI – with Edward's information – busted Puccia at his restaurant. He didn't even see it coming. The phone calls didn't have any follow ups soon enough. I'm safe, safe from everything. I'm safe because I have Edward. I have Edward, forever! We're getting married after I finally testify against Tony Puccia. I thought this day would never come.
I look up at Edward, "It's over." I say for what seems like the millionth time. But, this time I know it's true. Puccia is in jail!He can't hurt me anymore.
"Finally," Edward says as he kisses the top of my head.
I look over at Alice. She's smiling up at Jasper, her boyfriend. Alice and Jasper are a couple, a very happy couple at that. I'm so pleased she found someone like him; I know that he'll treat her right. If he doesn't, he'll have me to answer to. I have connections to homeland security now.
I turn to say something to Emmett but he's on his cell phone with someone. By the smile on his face I can tell that he's talking to Officer Hale – Rosalie now– his girlfriend. Who would have thought? The officer he knocked unconscious is now his girlfriend. She's great actually; I get along with her quite well. She didn't rat us out about anything we did, I'm assuming it was because she had a crush on Emmett.
Emmett slams his phone shut and looks at all of us with a crazy look in his eye. Jasper is the first one to notice that he is up to something. He shakes his head.
"No. Whatever you are thinking the answer is no. We just barely got out of this one."
"There's a drug problem down south," Emmett declares happily. "We can go down there and bust us a few criminals! Just like old times."
I am done with criminals, the FBI and everything that follows. There is no way I am going to hunt down some drug lords. No. Way.
"No," Edward and I say at the exact same time.
"Oh come on, Trips-A lot! It will be fun, I have the perfect plan!"
AN: Sorry this took so long! I decided, 'Hey it's my senior year why not take some courses at the college in my spare time? It will be fun, I mean college!' HA! Don't do it. High school and College is not as fun as it sounds. I should be studying for my Calculus test, but instead I wrote the final chapter. I know it was short but I needed to get it out before my work gets worse, which it will :( yay for taking on too much!!
PLEASE review and tell me how you liked the story, because it's over. Done, complete. I may write a sequel, I may not. Depends on how much you push me. Gosh I can't believe I finished a story, I have never finished anything in my life!
I think I'm going to just work on AWH for now. I have other stories in mind but I'm not sure if I want to post those. So, if you like my writing please go take a look at AWH. It's very different from this one.