After what happened, my family and I cleaned up the house. Using vampire speed helped. I still couldn't get the fact that I had read Damien's mind. After cleaning up, I went up to my room to think. I couldn't hear anything in my head now except my own thoughts. How had I done that? I tried to concentrate on someone to see if I could read their thoughts. Nothing at all.

"Kirsten, come downstairs please." I heard Carlisle call.

I walked slowly down the stairs and into the living room where my family was.

"Kirsten, now that the Volturi is gone, you have a choice to make. We could stay here or we could go live in Volterra." Carlisle stated.

I had to think about this. Volterra is beautiful or so I've heard. Then again, I have lived in Forks my entire life. I also had to consider everyone else. Would they want to live there? I couldn't decide.

"Do I have to tell you now? I really would like some time to think it over."

"No you can think it over. I know you have been through a lot tonight. Give us your answer when you are ready." My father replied.

I thanked him and went back upstairs. Now I had two things to worry about.

"I wonder if she is okay. She seems so stressed out." came Damien's thoughts.

How do I keep reading his thoughts? I laid on my bed and thought through the pros and cons of living in Volterra. I had been thinking for about an hour when there was a knock on my door.

"Come in." I said.

"Hows the thinking going?" Damien asked.

"Not so well. Oh and I'm okay. I'm not stressed, just surprised and confused." I said replying to his thoughts from earlier.

He walked over to me and sat on the bed, pulling me into his lap. I cuddled my head under his chin. I felt so safe in his arms.


As I held Kirsten in my arms, I thought about the past months I've been with this family. They had lovingly taken me into their home and treated me as if I had been with them for years rather then months. I kissed the top of Kirsten's head and took a deep breath. I knew this is what I wanted to do, I just hope that I wasn't being too forward.


"Hm." she replied.

I set her down on the bed and stood up. She watched my every move as I paced the room.

"Kirsten, I know you have a lot on your mind right now and I don't want to push you, but I love you more then anything and I honestly can't live without you,"

I pulled here gently by the hand and knowing what I wanted, she stood. I hoped that she couldn't read my mind at this moment. I pulled the small box out of my pocket and got onto one knee. I could see her eyes well up with tears that would never fall.

"Will you marry me and be mine forever?" I asked her.

She stood there briefly, her expression unreadable. Suddenly, she locked her arms around my neck and kissed me more passionately then ever before. When she pulled away, I groaned and she giggled.

"Yes, I'll be yours forever." she said.

I was beyond happy. I picked her up and swung her around, listening to her lovely laugh.


I heard Kirsten giggle from upstairs and fatherly instincts kicked in. I ran up the stairs and over to her door. I knocked.

"Come in." I heard Kirsten say between giggles.

I opened the door to find Damien and Kirsten upon her bed, he was holding her in his lap, much like I held Bella when she was human. I liked that he treated her like a piece of fine antiquity then just another vampire.

"Dad, Can you go get everyone else. We have something to tell you." Kirsten said.

I called everyone in a voice a human would use in regular conversation. In just seconds the rest of the family filed into the room. Alice had a knowing smile on her face, as did Bella. I figured they had shared a power and saw what was about to be said.

Damien took a deep breath and stood up.

"We're getting married." Kirsten and Damien said together.


Married. I was so happy for Kirsten and Damien. I looked at Edward to read his expression. Rage faded to a breath taking smile. I knew he accepted them. Emmett was grinning, Alice was still smiling, Esme looked like she could cry, Carlisle had a smile upon his face, Jasper was grinning like Emmett and Rosalie was even happy. Kirsten could see the happiness in the family and smiled back at us all.

"Congratulations." came Emmett's booming voice.


I was getting married and my family accepted it. Alice was planning everything, but I wasn't letting her get complete control. She tends to go overboard with things. I already knew that my mother would be my maid of honor. Damien had my father as his best man. Damien and my father were very close. It was frightening, yet soothing at the same time. Now I only had two other things to worry about. Why I can hear only Damien's thoughts and if I should move the family to Volterra or not. I decided on thinking about Volterra first. Everyone left my room except for Damien. He laid beside me on my bed while I thought. He would occasionally kiss my cheek or wrist or hand or nuzzle my neck with his nose to show his affection.I would smile at him and go back to thinking. I felt bad for not paying much attention to him, but I had too much on my mind. Finally after the first crack of sunlight, I decided.

"Carlisle, Esme, Mom, Dad, Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rosalie, can you all come in here please."

Everyone showed up in my room.

"What is it dear?" Esme asked in her motherly tone.

"Okay, well I decided that...I don't wanna leave Forks. Not now anyway."

Emmett and Jasper cheered, My parents looked happy, Alice and Rosalie hugged me, Esme was smiling, not even Carlisle could hide the happiness he felt. They all loved Forks as much as I did. No one really wanted to leave here. Now was just the mind reading. I can read Damien's thoughts, but no one else's. Why is that? I wasn't about to try and figure it out. The vampire theory's could go on forever. I guess I'll stay happy with what I have.

An immortal life with my immortal family.