I supposed that the wedding was a success. Charlie drank almost a pint of brandy - Alice's idea to have a small assortment of liquor - and Emmett had to drive him home. Renee spent most of the reception trying unsuccessfully to hide spurts of sobbing. She had always been against marriage before a college degree, and preferably a nice pension saved up somewhere. With Phil's help, though, she eventually got threw it.
After an exchange of hugs and congratulations, everyone finally went home. Edward and I "left" to go to Annapurina in Port Townsend. He even brought in the special occasions car The Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. Really, we just drove around for a bit and then returned when Esme called and told us everyone was gone. His family had gone hunting. Being around so many humans - and werewolves - for so long took it's toll. Espically on Jasper.
In the end, I was now, to to be forevermore, Isabella Marie Cullen. And on my wedding night - I night that I had compleetly looked upon with dread - I had a huge house alone with Edward. And he had a promise to make good on.
At the moment we sat on the over stuffed, off - white love seat. Infront of un on the dark mahogany table where two more gifts, to left of us on the floor was a pile of crinkled papers from the previous gifts that sat on our right. Most of it was homely stuff; china, silverwear, drapes and the same. Emily had given me a beautiful cook book filled with hand written recipes that I knew where from her own kitchen. The first was for blue berry muffins. There where some humorius things in there as well; Mike had gotten us "Newlywed" shirts, mine blue, his pink - he probally thought is would be funny, but he didn't know how much Edward loved blue on me, and Jake (who finally showed up 2 days prior asking for my forgiveness, and asking if he was still invited) and Billy got us talking remotes. I was glad he was finally able to accept that I had made my decision now.
I reached down to the low sitting table and grabed one of the last two things. It was an ebony envelope with gold engraving. I tore it very carefully not wanting to cause another birthday sene. I knew Edward was almost immune to it now, but I still didn't like to take chances. Inside where two tickets to Hawaii from Jess. On another small piece of paper in the envolpe she had put a little note;
Since you are studing all the way in ALASKA my dad and I thought you might like to enjoy the sun for a little bit
I let out a short quick laugh.
"Well, that would definalty be something for the tourists to remark upon." Even though I was on his lap, I hadn't noticed how close he was, his lips brushed my ear as he spoke the words in his crisp, velviteene voice. My hear started to run faster. From the corner of my eye I saw him grin, and he put one cold finger under my chin and pulled my lips to his. I twisted my body so I could lock my fingers in his hair. I began to move quicker. I let my tounge carefully graze his lips. He pulled me tighter to his marble chest. But then I felt the corner of his mouth twist up, and I knew it was over.
"Lets open the final gift before we let ourselves get too carried away." He mused. I nodded slowly as reality came back to the fore front of my mind. I picked up the box wrapped in pretty metalic blue. Edward looked puzzled, then I too noticed the name. Rosalie.
"So," he mumbled, more to himself I think, "she was avoiding me tonight." I tore off the paper and lifted the lid off the glossy white nine - by - sixteen box. Inside there was a pile of dark blue. I held it up and quickly realized that it was lingeray. It was a sheer lace. Size two. My size. I felt Edwards breathing increase as he pressed his lips to my neck.
"I still have two promises I need to fulfill … " he was tracing a line up and down my neck with his lips. " … and one of them I would greatly like Carlisle present for." I turned and pecked his cheek, then standing up and angleing twards the bathroom I asked,
"Will you meet me in the bedroom?" His nostrils flared as I said this. He flashed his crocked grin and took off up the stairs.
As soon as he was out of sight I ran to the bathroom and striped off my tank and sweat pants. I pulled the top over the mass of curls that Alice had laied in my hair, and tied a ribbon corset in the front. The bottoms - tiny shorts - also had corsets on either side.
I wadded up my clothes and tossed them behind the door. As quickly as I could manage, with out hurting myself, I ran up the two flights of stairs to the third floor. I slowed to catch my breath as I walked to the open door at the end of the hall.
I walked into the room with out looking up, and closed the door.