Yo. I haven't updated this story for a long time, so before you start pelting me with dead raccoons, read the story. XD

I own NOTHING. Man….

"Alice!" I gasped, surprised.

"Oh, Bella, I've missed you SO MUCH! I can't believe…." She trailed off when she saw the shocked look on my face and helped me up.

I averted Edward's gaze, who was still standing by the front door of the large, white house.

I was almost scary how beautiful his face was. He was still as perfect as ever.

"I missed you, too, Alice," I whispered, looking at her, trying to fight the building emotions rising up in my chest. I had missed her. I was just so overwhelmed by everything that was happening.

"Bella…," Alice murmured in a suddenly motherly voice and pulled me into a tight hug. "It's okay. It'll be fine," She told me in an assuring tone. I gave her a weak smile.

She released me and said in her normal, perky voice, "Well, I need to go call and tell everybody the good news!". And she was gone. I panicked. How could she just leave me with him? What would I say? What good news? A hundred questions echoed in my head, but they all disappeared when I looked at him.

His face was so full of pain, it hurt me to see it. He seemed to be struggling to find words.

When I think of it, we really must have looked weird.

Me, on one side of the front yard, staring at Edward with my eyes wide, like it was the only thing keeping me alive, while he was staring at me all the way on the other side of the yard, his face much like mine, but his face so pained, like he was being burned by something.

We could have been out there like that for hours, or maybe it was only a few minutes, but that didn't matter.

He finally opened his mouth to say something, and I really had expected him to tell me politely that he wanted me to leave his house, and that was sorry for "interfering", so when he whispered in an ancient voice, "Bella, I am so sorry.", I was stunned.

"What? Why?" was all I could manage. I was absolutely confused. What was he sorry for? It wasn't his fault that he didn't… love me.

He took a hesitant step toward me, like he was unsure if I would want him to be close to me. Unthinkable. When he was about 3 feet away from me, his words started coming out a little too fast for me to comprehend all together.

"Bella, I never stopped loving you. Never. I made a huge mistake. I should have never left or told you those lies."

I stared blankly at him. This didn't make sense.

"Then why did you..." I trailed off, unsure. I shook my head furiously. I didn't understand. I didn't know what was the truth.

"I don't know what to believe," I whispered hopelessly.

"Bella, please, listen to me!" He pleaded, taking my hands desperately and bending down to my height.

"I have ALWAYS loved you. Never doubt that! I thought that if I walked out of your life, you would be safer. You wouldn't have to worry about vampires or anything. You would grow old and have children. But I have made a huge mistake by doing that, and I will never ever forgive myself."

"I'm dreaming," I stated, not wanting to hope anymore.

"No, Bella, you're not dreaming. I'm here. I'm real. I promise you, that if you want me around, I will say with you. I won't ever make the same mistake." His face was one of anguish. If he could be crying, he would be. Angles shouldn't cry. I wasn't dreaming.

I nodded, tears starting to form in my eyes.

"I believe you, Edward. I do," my voice cracked, my words coming out barely audible, but he understood perfectly.

"Oh, Bella, I'm sorry. Thank you, so, so much. I will hate myself for eternity for ever leaving you. I promise you that I will do whatever I can in my power to-

With a sudden wave of courage, I cut him off by closing the distance between us and putting my arms around his neck whispering, "It's okay; I understand. I forgive you. Don't punish yourself."

I could feel his sweet breath fan out on my face, making my head swim when he whispered,

"I love you."

He kissed me with so much love and happiness, that I truly understood. This really was real. And I felt whole. I was complete with him. No, he completed me.

I kissed him back and when I started to feel dizzy, he pulled away. I smiled and he grinned his crooked smile back.

"So this was Alice's good news," I sighed. Never bet against Alice.

"I believe so; she was blocking her mind at the time," he admitted, his face exuberant. He released all of me but one hand before kissing the tip of my nose. I blushed for the first time in what felt like forever.

"And Edward?" I asked suddenly. He looked down at me, suddenly panicked.

"Yes?" His face relaxed into a look of pure happiness at what I said next.

"I love you, too."

Suckish ending, I know. Sorry. -hides-