Chapter 12: Fire Chapter 12: Epilogue
Well, let me now waste your time… last chapter… maybe an epilogue. Need to end it because I am busy setting up for my party Friday… Saturday I am reading! EEK!
"Forever," Edward murmured, leaning down.
"Forever," I agreed as loud as I could, which was so soft I wasn't sure he heard it. He kissed me once more on the lips and Edward lowered his lips to my neck. I felt my own heartbeat slow to the slowest ever possible. My eyes wouldn't open, not even when I felt the pain in my neck. It was dreadful, but I had to get through it for the next three days, for Edward. I felt myself being lifted, and I slipped into my sleep.
"Tell me I wasn't too late! Please!" I was screaming to Carlisle. Bella lay motionless on the bed in our new house in Europe. She hadn't winced, nor screamed at all.
"I'm not sure Edward. There is no heartbeat, and she doesn't have any vampire characteristics showing." Carlisle looked at Bella; his un-beating heart sank for his new daughter. "I'm so sorry Edward." He barley whispered. I shot him a look of hatred.
"She's not gone," I snarled. Carlisle shook his head and left the room.
It had been three days. Three days of silence from Bella. Even when I had bit her, she had not opened her eyes. Carlisle was thinking they were eternally closed. I blocked out the painful thought and held Bella in my arms. I continually pleaded to the air that she was not gone. I kissed her forehead and held her tighter. I began to hum her lullaby as tearless sobs ran through my body. I was shaking from the pain.
She's my life. My one true love and I was too late to save her. She was gone because of me. A week after marrying her, and I had lost her. I shook the thought. She couldn't be gone. She just couldn't.
I felt like I was in water, slowly drowning. It felt oddly familiar, like I had a near death experience exactly like this. I felt myself being pulled under, and I once again felt dead.
"Bella, please, love, please no!" My angel whispered. I had heard the angel in pain before, I just knew. I couldn't stand it. I tried to talk to it, but it felt as if I was sinking like a rock to the depths of the water. I couldn't stay above. It was overpowering me. Death was inescapable.
I looked through the water, listening to my final thoughts, when a hand appeared as if it was reaching out to me. I took hold of it and I felt myself slowly being resurfaced. I saw my angel, with tears falling down his face.
"Bella?" he whispered. I looked around and realized that I was no longer in the water, but in a room and I was lying on a bed. He jumped up and took his hands and placed them on both cheeks. I tried to open my mouth but couldn't. "You're alive?" he whispered, testing himself to make sure this wasn't a trick of his own mind. "YOU'RE ALIVE!" He screamed. Everyone was in the room instantly. Another man, who also looked like an angel, was at my side first, inspecting me.
"You're a vampire." He whispered. "I don't know how you are, but you most defiantly are." I tried once again to open my mouth and speak, but I felt as if I had just swallowed way too much salt water drowning, and my throat was in pain. So, I just sat there, wide eyed.
I didn't know these people.
(A/N: I was so tempted to add another chapter tomorrow and leave it here, oh well…)
"Bella, love, speak!" The angel who had brought me back to life said. "SAY SOMETHING!" He urged, not screaming, but not quiet either. I tried to open my mouth to say something, but all that came out was my moan in pain.
"She needs to hunt," The second man said. He helped me up and both the men who had talked to me supported me as we began to walk out of the room. I couldn't take the pain of walking anymore and I collapsed, only to be caught and held in the angel's arms.
"What's wrong with her?" he whispered to the other man. I was sick of not knowing who they were.
"W-Who-?" It was all I could get out. The angel looked at me. He had so many emotions cross his face.
"Shake your head yes or no Bella, do you know who you are?" The second man asked. I shook my head no. Everyone closed their eyes, as if they were wishing it wasn't real.
"I'm Carlisle, this is Esme, my wife, my sons, Jasper and Emmett, and their wives, Rosalie and Alice," he said speaking softly, not wanting to scare me. Too late, I was already scared.
"I'm Edward," the man holding me off the ground whispered, he moved us so he was standing in front of me, he was staring deep into my eyes. "You don't remember me?" he whispered. Edward, so he said his name was, took my left hand and kissed my ring finger. I gasped, there was a ring. Two. We were married.
Then it hit me, and I felt myself falling.
Edward Anthony Masen Cullen.
The memories flew through my brain. I looked around to see myself in the angel's arms near the floor again.
"Edward?" I croaked. He nodded, thinking I was confirming his name, "Anthony," I croaked again it was painful and took time to say the words. "Masen," and finally, "Cullen." Edward's eyes lit up and he pressed his lips to my forehead and nodded. I think he would be crying if he could. I pulled him close and held him, not letting him move. I felt too terrible that I had forgotten the face of the one I loved.
"I thought you didn't know me anymore," he whispered.
"I didn't," I whispered, still in pain. Carlisle told Edward I needed to hunt for the pain to go away and we took of running at vampire speed.
I found running exhilarating. The rush was just so indescribable. Edward had me watch him hunt and I found that, as I human, he was right. Giving into your vampire nature would have been dangerous for me to see. But now that I could watch him, I found it incredibly, well, sexy!
I hunted and caught a black bear and he told me I did a fantastic job. He informed me of everything that had happened while he was hunting that night on our honeymoon.
"I truly thought you had forgotten me," he sighed as he wrapped his arms around me after my third meal. I finally had no more burning irritation in my throat.
"I did," he looked so sad, "But you helped me. It must have been the pain to my head Jane caused." I smiled at him and said, "The ring brought back some," I paused, looking into his eyes smirking, "Some wonderful memories of everything related to the wedding," and I leaned forward and whispered, "And of the wedding night." He smiled and kissed me passionately as he picked me up and flung me around in a circle.
"Are you okay though? Last thing I knew they had-"
"I'm fine," he cut me off. I snuggled into his chest, loving the way his arms still wrapped around me. I noticed everyone had left the room, and it was just us.
"I love you," I whispered, holding him with all my might.
"I love you too, my love." Edward sent kisses from my neck to my lips, where he seemed like he would never part them. I was completely fine with it. I didn't need to pull away to breathe either.
"Let's go home and tell everyone to let us finish our honeymoon," he whispered I nodded.
Before I knew it, my whole family was hugging and kissing me goodbye. Alice had foreseen Edward asking for us to continue our time alone. Emmett was squeezed the life out of me, which I returned and it caused everyone to laugh.
Edward and I lay on the bed in each other's arms. Edward was playing with my hair and kissing my forehead every few seconds as I slept. Edward was surprised to find that I carried my human characteristics. When we hunted, we later found that humans were nearby and I disliked the smell of their blood. I could also sleep, whenever I wanted, but it wasn't necessary. I could also cry tears still, don't ask me how, ask Carlisle. I found that I still was clumsy, and Edward loved it. He was so happy he could continue saving me from falling on my butt.
I woke next to Edward's naked form, now I know what you're thinking, but it is our honeymoon!
Edward kissed me every second he could while we were alone on our honeymoon.
I called Jacob a few days after we returned to Forks. I informed him of how I was dying and he was actually grateful that Edward had changed me. He told me that he would never forgive himself if he never got the chance to apologize for his actions. He told me he met a girl named Carly, imprinted, and were engaged to be married. I told him I was happy for him. I also told him about my non-existent blood lust and he cheered. He wanted me at his wedding, which I granted I would be present.
I also saw Charlie and Renee whenever I could. I loved not having blood lust. My dad was a little confused about my appearance. But considering they were the same as Edward's, he never voiced his opinion. (Edward told me his thoughts.) Charlie also loved having me over to cook. I go over there about once a week to make sure he has a non-take-out meal.
Alice and I go on shopping trips every other weekend. I agreed to this only because she was going to take me every other day and I had to change it somehow. Alice also is my life support. She goes to Charlie's with me and hugs me if something bad happened. Like the day Charlie died. All she did was hold me at the funeral and whisper that everything would be okay. She held me so much that Edward got mad at her for not letting me go to him for comfort. So, I agreed and cried on them both.
Rosalie warmed up to me after Edward screamed at her one night. She was giving me horrid glances when Edward dragged her into the forest and lost it. I heard him say that I had enough near death experiences to show that I was meant to be here. He told her how he didn't change me of choice, but out of love for losing me. Rosalie realized my view and started trying to be my sister. She succeeded after time, and now she goes shopping with Alice and me.
Jasper is very close to me now that he can be around me. I love his personality, and he is always there for me. If, somehow, Edward is hunting when I'm not, I can go to him for anything. Including if I want him to wrestle Emmett. Which he always aggress too.
Speaking of Emmett, he is still my teddy bear brother. I call him a 'care bear' though, just to bother him. Even for Christmas I got his the care bear that has the sunshine on it. He chased me around the house while I told him he was supposed to be a happy care bear. I found it funny when he opened Rosalie's gift to him and it was a care bear video. I also challenged him to an arm wrestling match and faked having trouble at first before I accidentally broke the table smacking his arm down. Esme wasn't mad at me. She was so laughing to hard, and she knew how hard the 'new born strength' was. Emmett got mad at my easy way out.
Esme and Carlisle were the best parents ever. They both supported me and helped me through my problems. Carlisle was there for advice on being a vampire and what I should do if anyone asks why my eyes were a certain color or something else. Esme was as close to me as Renee was when I grew up with her. She'd play with my hair like I was a child and we would talk about my days at college and then high school all the time. (Funny, it's usually high school then college.)
Edward was so much closer to me than ever. I didn't think it was possible, but he was. He always was at my side, holding my hand or holding me in his arms. He'd kiss me with all the joy that we were together forever. He even wrote me a new song on the piano that he said I inspired through our relationship. It had its slow, sad parts, the scary parts, and the loving parts. I loved the song and he played it every night before we would go upstairs.
I continued to sleep at night, just for his amusement of watching me sleep and cradling me in his arms while I said god knows what. I enjoyed the nights where I didn't sleep and everyone in the family hung out together, occasionally Emmett and Rosalie skipped our family time. I also found that my human characteristics were not my only power. I could open and close my mind to Edward. I guess I could to other powers too, but I couldn't stop Jasper from calming me, or even Alice from seeing me in the future. Edward enjoyed reading my mind though, so I let it open whenever he asked what I was thinking when I looked at him with my love-filled eyes.
Edward said that being a vampire was like a living hell. I disagree. I have a wonderful, supportive family. I get to see my dad and go to school without waiting years and years for the newborn thirst to die. And the best part, I get to be with Edward, Always and Eternity.
YAY! I finished! LONGEST CHAPTER YET?! WOOP! (Tap-dances, then falls on my butt. I never could walk a day without tripping, don't know why I'd dance…) I got it out before Breaking Dawn! YAY!
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As for my birthday Sunday, my older sister's boyfriend's cousin (confusing much?) is coming over and all four of us are going to the beach. From what she says, he's hot! (Squeals!) HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! (Lol)
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