Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, but I bet Stephenie Meyer never got over 200 reviews for one chapter
Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight, but I bet Stephenie Meyer never got over 200 reviews for one chapter. Alright if she posted on here, she probably would, but don't take the special-ness away from me.
I am going to save all of my dedications and Review Crew list for the next chapter which will be an A.N. Just thought you should know, I didn't forget about you. I heart you all.
I think there was only one person (so far) who didn't like my ending. It is explained a little in this chapter. I WANTED it random and spontaneous and at first I wasn't sure if I liked it, but now, I really do. So I'm sorry if I disappointed you, but I am truly pleased with it.
So the epilogue. The Grand Finale. With out much further ado, let's end this story. (for the last time) ON WITH IT…
The proposal that happened yesterday was so perfect. There was no ring, nothing planned out. It was as if he could no longer take the feelings that were inside him and he had to do it, right then and there, in that moment. And it was the most perfect moment of my life. No yacht with twinkle lights, no roses, no dinner reservations. Just me and Edward and the people that mattered the most in our lives.
Alice and I had said good-bye to everyone after Emmett and the rest of the boys loaded our bags into Alice's Porsche and Edward's Volvo. Esme and Carlisle hugged us good bye as we stood in front of the front door.
"Try to behave yourselves," was Esme's send off with tears brimming in her eyes.
"Mom, relax. Thanksgiving break is in a couple months," Alice smiled. As much as she loved her family, she was also one to be on her own. A girl that was afraid of nothing and faced the world head on and with a smile. I had always respected that about my best friend. But now, at the beginning of this new school year, for the first time, I felt as if a little bit of that had rubbed off on me, and I too was ready for what was ahead.
I smiled at the parents that seemed so much like my own, when all the air in my body was suddenly pushed out in a 'whoosh'.
"I'm gonna miss you Bells!" Emmett gushed so whole heartedly I would've smiled if I wasn't on the verge of passing out.
"Emmett….can't breathe," I was able to wheeze out.
"Oh. Sorry, Bells." He grinned sheepishly as he let me done and then hugged me once more, only this time more gently. I laughed at the pat on the back he gave me.
Rose gave both me and Alice a tight hug. Still soft and poised like she always was, but we were able to feel exactly what she wanted us to, which was how much we meant to her.
"Don't be a stranger, okay? Come to mine and Emmett's apartment anytime you guys need to get away," she told us, her nose turning red and her eyes glossy as her voice strained with emotion.
"Thanks Rose," I smiled at her. "I might take you up on that offer sometime," I laughed.
"I don't think so," that velvet voice whispered into my ear as his arms encased me. "If you are going there, you are going there with me…" he trailed off suggestively and I could feel the heat rose to my face.
"Hey, hey. None of that," Jasper spoke up. "Come on, guys. Let's get this show on the road."
I looked over at Alice and with a smile and a nod we silently decided that it was time to leave.
Everyone gave us one last hug before Edward, Jasper, Alice and I all headed out to the cars. The boys were coming with us to say our good-bye's more privately and to help unload our cars (the shopping that Alice had done this summer had increased our load since arriving at the house).
The drive back to school was calm and soothing. My hand stayed twined with Edwards as he drove and he would occasionally bring it up to his lips to kiss lightly.
We were ready.
We knew what was coming. It was sad, yes. We weren't going to lie and say that we were fine, but we were prepared. Alice and Jasper had done it, and though we weren't them, our love was just as strong as theirs. Different, but strong.
When we arrived, there were cars setting to unload everywhere. We knew it would be busy with everyone getting ready for class to start on Wednesday and we were right as we saw boxes with arms and legs sprouting from them stumble towards the nearest doors.
Edward killed the engine and with a deep breath turned towards me. "You know you could just quit school and run away with me."
I smiled at his joke. He had been saying that a lot over the last 24 hours. Joking around about our engagement, but I wondered exactly how much of it was a joke, because God knows I was tempted to take him up on that offer.
"Aww…where's the fun in that?" I laughed.
His grip on my let hand tightened before he loosened it and started to gaze at my ring finger. "I'm still not happy that there isn't any ring on this finger," he said as he kissed that knuckle while looking into my eyes.
I rolled my eyes but my lips formed a smile. "Its fine, Edward. You said during break we would go. I don't need a ring. I just need you." Fine it was cheesy but it was true and I meant it. I never liked the way he would spend money on me anyway.
"But I still want all of the boys here to know you belong to me," he said.
I rolled my eyes as I got out of the car before Edward even knew what I was doing. I opened the back of his Volvo and grabbed a small bag to swing over my shoulder.
"No. Don't take anything," Edward told me.
"Edward, believe it or not, I can carry things, you know," I informed him.
"Not if I can help it."
"Edward," I stared at him, "let me carry at least these little bags."
He glared at me but in the end I won out with a "fine".
By the time we got up to my room, Alice and Jasper were already up there, dropping boxes onto the ground.
"Took you guys long enough!" my best friend chirped.
"Right Alice. I'm sure you were up here for a while," I mocked.
"Excuse me, Miss Bella but I think that this summer has seriously changed you," she laughed. "Must you always be so sarcastic?"
I put my finger to my chin as if to think for a moment. "Yes. Yes I do believe so." I laughed and dropped the bag I was carrying. "Come on, let's finish this!"
The other three followed as I walked out into the hallway and ran right into someone, making me stumble backwards.
"Ouch!" I mumbled as Edward caught me.
"Bella?" a male voice sounded. I looked up to see who it was that had said my name. He had dark brown hair and crystal blue eyes. Eyes the color of ice, but with the wrinkled lines beside them, they seemed so warm and friendly.
"Oh. Hey Sage," I greeted the boy. He was in one of my classes first semester last year, but his appearance seemed to have changed drastically. He used to be scrawny and lanky, but now his body had an incredible build. He was always a shy boy, but nice. Didn't talk to me much, but I knew who he was.
"You look…different," he said with a smile.
"I do?" I asked.
"Yeah. More sure of yourself," he commented. "You used to be as shy as I was," he laughed.
"Uh…thanks. I guess," I said lamely as I turned and found Edward smiling down at me.
"Well welcome back, and hopefully I'll see you around," Sage said, walking away.
"Mmm…that is some good man candy!" Alice giggled. The three of us turned to look at her.
"Babe!" Jasper protested. "I'm right here."
"I know. But you can't blame me for looking," she smiled and then kissed him, making him forget about everything but her. When they broke apart, he had a goofy smile on his face.
I shook my head at Jasper with a smile, knowing that Edward could do the exact same thing to me. It took several more trips to get all of the bags and boxes up to the room (more on Alice's end then mine), and each time I would notice the girls we pass eyeing Jasper and Edward. I literally wanted to growl at them and had the thought of having Edward wear a ring on his finger to keep the girls away.
"So, that's everything." Jasper seemed to be quite thankful for that. Poor guy had so much to carry up, and Alice did not pack anything light.
"Wait! Jazzy, I left my purse in my car," Alice said making Jasper's face drop.
"It's alright, Jasper. I'll get it," I told him and he gave me an appreciative smile.
I started to walk out the door and Edward followed me. I looked at him questioningly. "I want to spend as much time with you as possible," he explained.
Once we had gone down to the yellow Porsche (which stuck out like a sore thumb), we looked around but couldn't find a purse anywhere in the car. With the shrug of our shoulders we headed back up to the room. Alice must've forgot she brought it up with her in the beginning.
Or at least that's what I was thinking until Edward and I arrived back at or room to find a handkerchief on the door and the lock in place.
It was silent for a moment until I heard Jasper's voice. "Did someone call a plumber?" followed by Alice's giggles.
I groaned as I leaned against the wall next to the door.
"What's the matter?" Edward asked.
"Jasper and Alice are playing plumber," I told him. He looked confused for a moment and then it dawned on him. "Looks like we're locked out for a while," I said.
There was a sexy smirk on Edward's face as he stalked towards me. "You know, love. I can think of a way to pass the time," he said as his arms went to either side of my head, trapping me against the wall and his body.
"Really?" I asked in a breathy voice, not being able to focus with him that close to me.
He leaned his head in farther and grazed my jaw line with his nose. "Mhm," was his answer and I could feel his breath fan onto my skin.
"And…what might that…be?" I asked in between pants.
He backed his head away and there was a glint in his eye and that crooked smile on his face. I knew that look well…
"I think I left something in my Volvo, love. Will you come get it with me?" he asked.
I swallowed. His Volvo. I had a pretty good idea of what he was going to do. What we were about to do. And I was excited for it.
He leaned away from me and wrapped one arm around my waist as we headed toward the elevator. When it opened we found that it was empty and Edward pushed the ground level. The doors closed and as we rode down to where we would finally make that fantasy a reality, the soft music in the elevator played.
But then I heard it, playing from the speakers in the small space, and couldn't help but turning into Edward's chest and laughing.
But I'm never gonna make it without you,
Do you really want to see me crawl?
And I'm never gonna make it like you do,
Making love out of nothing at all.
So short but i truly do love this ending. I feel it wraps everything up and just completes it with the feeling in wanted it to have. So there you have it. Finally, the end.
To all that had faith.
Much love and even more writing,