Hero-Heroine

Ten years. Ten wonderful, beautiful –painful – years. That's how long my angel, Isabella Marie Swan, and I had been married. It was too late to take the past pain and heartache from her, but somehow we both managed to survive.

I stood looking out into the sea, thinking back to the last time she and I had been in Forks. That was before the marriage and our "deaths", I vaguely remembered. Ah well…details were insignificant compared to what lay ahead of us.

As if she could read my mind, Bella appeared behind me. "Edward?" she whispered, kissing me lightly on the cheek.

I turned around and pulled her into my arms. Even after her change she still smelled just as nice. Freesias…the smell was enough to keep me going for forever. I'm a monster, not worthy of such a radiant beauty loving me. "What are you thinking about?"

A smile slide itself on to her perfect face. "You." My own joined hers as I kissed her. Pulling away, laughter was still in her eyes. "Silly, you should have known that."

I laughed myself, drowning myself in her sweet chocolate eyes. "You don't know half of my past, but I know you can see our future. Bella, I love you." Simple words, but possibly the closest I could come to telling her exactly how I feel. "I have killed for food and enjoyment, watched others I loved die, and tried to end my own life. But it's all worth it now – because I have you in my life."

Her warm eyes portrayed her confusion. Holding up a finger to stop the question on her lips, I continued on with my soliloquy; the thoughts I had bottled inside me for over ten glorious years. "It is certainly a sin, what I've done to you. You will never see heaven, and for what? Me? That's crazy, and everyday I blame myself.

"You see, Bella, me loving you is the most selfish thing I'll ever do. I took your life away.Any chance you had for having children, not breaking the law almost everyday…" Here she laughed. "…for normalcy…is gone!

"I truly don't deserve you." Sighing heavily, I sat down and stared into the tossing sea below me.

Her hand – warm even in death – settled on my shoulder. "Edward?"

I turned to face her, mustering a smile through my heavy thoughts. "Yes, love?"

Sitting next to me, she kissed me with soft passion. "It's me that doesn't deserve you." And she nestled into my chest to gaze out into the ocean.

A favorite song of Bella's wormed its way into my wandering thoughts. Singing softly, I held her closer as the sun was swallowed by the sea.

"It's too late baby, there's no turning around
I've got my hands in my pocket and my head in a cloud
This is how I do
When I think about you
I never thought that you could break me apart
I keep a sinister smile and a hold of my heart
You want to get inside
Then you need to get in line
But not this time

"Cause you caught me off guard
Now I'm running and screaming

"I feel like a hero and you are my heroine

"I won't try to philosophize
I'll just take a deep breath and I'll look in your eyes
This is how I feel
And its so so real
I got a closet filled up to the brim
With the ghosts of my past and the skeletons
And I don't know why
You'd even try
But I won't lie

"You caught me off guard
Now I'm running and screaming

"I feel like a hero and you are my heroine
Do you know that your love is the sweetest sin?

"And I feel a weakness coming on
Never felt so good to be so wrong
Had my heart on lockdown
And then you turned me around
I'm feeling like a new born child
Every time I get a chance to see you smile
It's not complicated
I was so jaded

"And you caught me off guard
Now I'm running and screaming

"I feel like a hero and you are my heroine
Do you know that your love is the sweetest sin?

"And I feel a weakness coming on
Never felt so good to be so wrong
Had my heart on lockdown
And then you turned me around
I'm feeling like a new born child
Every time I get a chance to see you smile
It's not complicated
I was so jaded

"And I feel a weakness coming on
Never felt so good to be so wrong
Had my heart on lockdown
And then you turned me around
I'm feeling like a new born child
Every time I get a chance to see you smile
It's not complicated
I was so jaded"

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AN: This "Beautiful Day"-esque one-shot is dedicated to the lovely Rider Arya Svit-kona. ((GO READ HER STUFF NOW! I COMMAND YOU!)) She is the only person so far to review the same story twice for me! (And if you have, please PM me so we can work out a surprise for you too!) So, Arya, here it is: BxE married, "totally adorable/fluffy" and set to "Hero-Heroine". Hope you like it!

Oh, and bonus? If you listen to this song 5 times in a row, that's how long it took me to get done. And only 3 weeks too! xD