Disclaimer: All characters belong to Stephenie Meyer.
In Six Months I Lost My Mind And Found My Heart
I was terrified, completely terrified. All I had to do was walk about thirty steps but it was nerve racking. I continued to pace the room as Alice sighed from the couch a few feet away.
"Bella, you'll be fine! It's just walking." She asked exasperated.
"Alice what if I fall, how embarrassing would that be?" I sighed, running my hands threw my hair.
"No! Don't touch your….hair."She stood up glaring at me and pushed me into a seat. She redid my hair and held my shoulders, looking at me in the mirror. "All you have to do is to walk down the aisle. That's it. Just head towards Edward in his tux."
I rolled my eyes and stood up, slowly making my way to the door. Before I knew what was happening I was walking down the aisle in the church and heading towards Edward who looked gorgeous. I really should have been focusing on walking in these heels but I was concentrating on the crooked smile that was dazzling me on my personal Adonis. Without even realising Edward and I were walking back down the aisle together arm in arm.
"You look so beautiful." Edward murmured.
"You don't look so bad yourself." I said glancing at him. He smirked and led me out of the church to the courtyard where other guests were all gathered looking at the bride and groom.
Tanya came out looking like an angel in her wedding dress with her husband's arm entwined with hers. They looked perfect together and so happy. Surprisingly I was asked to be a bridesmaid and Edward was asked to be a groomsman so we were included in the wedding.
The wedding party was photographed at the church and in the courtyard as the guests made their way to the reception which was being held at Tanya's estate. Afterwards we went to the reception which was a grand marquis in the back garden but the back garden was about ten acres.
Before I had a chance to sit down Edward had whisked me off to the dance floor and had me wrapped in his arms, moving me across the floor.
"Two weeks." He murmured in my ear, kissing my neck.
"I know, I can't seem to forget." We were off to Oxford in two weeks for the start of university. Already this summer we had gone down with furniture and some of our belongings to the apartment. It was all starting to come together and I guess in some shape our lives were too.
Alice and Jasper were still madly in love, as are Rose and Emmett, and things with Edward and myself couldn't be better. Even though I was not impressed with him sneakily getting me into Oxford
I am exceedingly glad that I'm going to join him there. I am still keeping in touch with my friends back home but it just seems that I fit in more with the group I met while on the exchange. It's like ever since I went on the exchange I opened a new page and closed a chapter on things back home.
Charlie was less than thrilled when Edward went to see him that morning to ask whether it would be okay for me to attend Oxford with them. He was glad I would be getting a good education but not happy that I would be in debt to Edward. He also wasn't happy with the apartment idea but came around when Alice buttered him up by saying she'd keep an eye on me.
That seemed to ease his worries but I could tell he was trying to be happy for me as I was excited that I somehow had been given the opportunity to go to Oxford and stay in a rent free apartment. Though when I found out it was rent free I was a little annoyed, they had to let me pay for something at least. It was like I was freeloading off them but Edward insisted I wasn't and Emmett said that I could cook for them and that would be how I paid my stay.
So far this summer I had spent I great deal of my times with the Cullens. My father was invited on a month long fishing trip round Britain with a few of his friends but he was nervous to leave me. Alice jumped on the idea that I would stay at theirs over the holiday and Charlie seemed to find that okay.
In that one month I had travelled more than I have in my entire life. Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rose, Edward and I all went round Europe. We started our travels in France and worked our way round, going to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Netherlands. This time I managed to convince them to let me pay for some of it but as we were staying in many of the different villa's and apartments that either one of their families owned it was hard so I mainly paid for the tips at meals, some of my own flights and the odd thing here or there.
It was a completely relaxing month and brought us closer together as friends. Edward and I also got closer, though I'm not sure if that's possible and now we know more about each other than we ever thought we would.
I love him more than I have ever loved anyone and if I was to spend even a little bit time away from him it would be exceedingly hard. So I couldn't stay mad at him for long for getting his father to call the admissions office and convince them to accept me as a scholarship student.
"What are you thinking about?" Edward said, leading me back to our table.
"Everything you've done for me, the last seven or something months that we've spent together." He smiled and pulled me onto his lap.
"Can you believe that you went from hating me to loving me?" Slowly Edward kissed me in the crook of my neck as he pronounced each word.
"Nope but then again it's not hard to get why I fell for you despite you being an absolute ass to begin with you actually have some nice qualities." He rolled his eyes then perked up a bit.
"So what do you think?" Edward said, nodding at Tanya and her husband who were speaking to a group of guests.
"I think they make a great couple and I'm exceedingly glad that she turned down the proposal you were going to have to make."
"I know. At least this way everyone's happy." I nodded and kissed his cheek, just as Alice popped up with a camera.
"Aww! That's such a cute picture you guys." She said as she pulled us from our seats, or Edward from his seat and me from his lap. "I want one of the six of us together."
Dragging us outside we saw Jasper standing with the photographer and Rose and Emmett. We were all ushered to stand together and smile. Standing with them I finally felt like I was accepted, I had finally found people that I know I will be friends with the rest of my life.
"You okay?" Edward whispered in-between shots.
"Yeah, I'm great." I smiled back at him, staring into his topaz eyes knowing that we'd make it, no matter what.
Well that's it, all done. Thanks to everyone who has read, reviewed, added this to their favourites or alert list. I truly appreciate it.
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