AN: Wow, this is the epilogue!! Seriously, this story has made it so far! I apologize for not updating earlier, but I had an English assignment to finish. Read the AN at the bottom for details about the sequel!!
Nineteen months later…
The waterfall cascaded onto the rocks, which deflected the water, making it spray onto the two vampires sitting in front of it.
\Bella leaned into Edward's chest with a sigh, as he wrapped his arms around her comfortingly.
"Carlisle said that we should be moving soon," said Edward quietly, "After we graduate, like we always do"
Bella looked up at him, "I'll come with you"
He chuckled, tucking a stray strand of hair behind her hair, "Don't be silly Bella. You know I couldn't ask you to leave your family"
"Then what are we going to do?" asked Bella.
Edward paused for a moment, "Bella—" he hesitated, breathing in, "would you… marry me?" It doesn't have to be traditional" he began speaking fast, "We could go to Vegas, and then we could tour Europe, just us—"
Bella silenced him with a finger on his lips, "You know we can't do that," she said, "Arielle and Kayla would kill me, and I'm quite sure that Alice wouldn't be too happy with you either"
Edward's face fell for a second, then brightened, "Does this mean you're saying yes?" he asked excitedly.
Bella nodded, smiling.
He let out a nervous, relieved, laugh, standing up and spinning her around.
Bella laughed, "So where's my ring?"
"Oh" Edward let her down, running a hand through his hair sheepishly, "How about I do this properly?"
Bella giggled as he got down on one knee, taking one of her hands in his and pulling a small blue velvet box out of his pocket.
"Isabella, I promise to love you forever- every single minute of forever. Will you marry me?"
Edward jumped up, his face beaming even brighter, if possible. He pulled her into a kiss, simultaneously slipping the ring onto the finger of the hand he was holding. Bella automatically circled her free arm round his neck as he pulled her closer.
They broke apart after a few minutes, and Bella examined the simple sapphire adorned by diamonds set into a silver band which had swirls engraved on it.
"It's beautiful," she said softly.
"I thought it would match your necklace," said Edward breathlessly, "Besides, it looks perfect on you" he kissed her hand.
Bella's phone rang. She slipped it open without looking away from him, to be greeted with a sharp squeal.
"Bellaaaaaa!" squealed Kayla, "you're getting married! You have to let me plan the wedding! And Alice, of course!"
Edward took in Bella's stunned expression, reaching over and pulling the phone out of her hand, snapping it shut and turning it off. Bella shifted her gaze to the now silent phone.
"You know she's going to kill me when we get home right?"
"So let's not go," suggested Edward, beginning to lay light kisses from her jaw to her throat, "We have the Volvo, let's chuck our phones in the pool and take the next flight to Vegas. And then we'll get married and go straight to Europe, maybe honeymoon in Switzerland…" Bella felt his grin against her throat, "And we can return in a year. What do you say?"
Edward's phone rang before Bella could reply, and began beeping incessantly, signaling to him that he had quite a few text messages.
"Alice saw" he grumbled.
Bella laughed, "Come on Edward. Let's go home. We have a wedding to plan"
"As quick as possible right?"
"As quick as possible" agreed Bella.
"Good" he wrapped his arms around her, burying his face in her hair, "Because I can't wait to call you my wife"
AN: Okay, I know that was a very abrupt ending, but I think I like it that way. I rewrote this about four times, no joke. Anyways, on with the sequel. It is going to be called 'Sunlit Pathways', and will revolve around a whole new conflict. It will link to things in this story, so it can't be read alone. And that's about it. I'm not sure when it will be up, probably sometime tomorrow. So, as a final thank you to all my readers, I am so glad you have stuck with me throughout this whole story! Reviewers, thank you so much for the awesome reviews. Another thank you to everybody who added me to their favorites ar alerts list! This is the last chapter, please review, and watch out for the sequel!!