A/N: Sorry the story is so short, but I ran out of ideas and motorvation. I am still working on my imprint stories, so I might make a sequel to this, I just don't know yet. But I did leave a few openings just in case. If I do, I will post up an authors note to let you know. Now, I love Native American Wedding ceremonies, so I went a little over board with this one and combined a little of everything into one. I guess to make up for this story being so short. Please let me know what you think. Chapter 9
"Come on Bella, it's time to start." Sam called to me. I nodded my head and followed him out of the tent. We walked to the end of the aisle.
This past week has been crazy to say the least. Alice is keeping watch on the Volturi for us. She has also been helping Emily torture me for the wedding. It was a little awkward with her being Edward's sister and all, but we managed. So here I am now, standing at the beginning of the aisle. Sam is walking me down. I feel a little bad not letting Charlie walk me but he lied to me my whole life.
I looked at the people. On my sided was Charlie and Renee, along with the Cullens. I got Jacob to lift the treaty for the duration of the wedding. There was also my biological father and Trent's pack. They all had a scowl on their face. I don't think they realized that I was actually going to go through with this.
On Jacob's side was Billy and the pack. Oh and Jacob's sister's. Funny thing is, Paul imprinted on Rachel, and Embry on Rebbecca, but since Rebbecca is married he is only her friend for now. But I can guarantee that it will work out somehow.
I looked at Jacob. He had on a suit and he looked so uncomfortable. He, along with the rest of the pack, kept fidgeting with their ties. Their women swatting at their hands. Sam took my arm and we started walking down. I got to the front of the aisle and he handed me over to Jacob.
I noticed there was a fire circle in front of us. There was three separate fires there, a big one and two small ones. None of them lit yet. Quil Atera Sr. was performing the ceremony. He held a vase with two spouts on it. I tried to remember all the Emily explained to me, but in the heat of the moment, I was drawing up blanks.
Quil looked up and cleared his throat.
"Welcome. We are gathered here today to witness the union between Jacob and Bella. Marriage is a sacred thing and is not to be entered into lightly. Now I know these two personally, and I must say, the love they have for each other is very rare." He smiled at us and winked." Now before we begin, let us bow our heads and say a prayer.
"God in heaven above please protect the ones we love.
We honor all you created as we pledge our hearts and lives together.
We honor Mother Earth and ask for our marriage to be abundant
and grow stronger through the seasons.
We honor fire - and ask that our union be warm and glowing with love in our hearts.
We honor wind - and ask we sail through life safe and calm as in our father's arms.
We honor water - to clean and soothe our marriage– that it may never thirst for love.
All the forces of the universe you created, we pray for harmony and true happiness,
as we forever grow young together. Amen.
"Now for the cleansing of the spirits. Jacob and Bella, if you will please step over to this basin and wash your hands." We stepped over to it and washed our hands. We walked back to stand in our original spots. "With the washing of the hands, it is meant to wash away past evils and memories of past loves." I giggled at that and Jacob snickered. "Now I hold in my hands the Wedding Vase. Bella please take a sip of water out of the left side." I did as he told me too."Jacob take a sip out of the right side." Jacob took his sip."Now it is said, that if you can both drink from from your side at the same time without spilling a drop good understanding and a cooperative spirit will always be part of your marriage. Don't be alarmed if some spills, it is very rare that anyone can not spill a drop." We each took a side of the two spouted vase and took a sip, not spilling a single drop. Quil took the vase back with a smile on his face.
"Now for the Fire Ceremony. It is symbolic of the separate lives of Jacob and Bella and the union as one. I have cut seven types of wood and have already blessed this circle. Jacob can you come stand at the south wood pile, and Bella at the north?" We did as we were told. "Now will each of you say a silent prayer as I light your fires." I closed my eyes, and prayed for a happy marriage. One that didn't have war, and enemies, but had friends and family. I opened my eye's to see the two small wood piles lit. I looked around. Most of the guest were in tears. Not Trent's pack, or the Cullens, but that was only because the Cullens technically couldn't cry. I gave a small happy smile to Alice, Esme and Rose. Rose really had no reason to hate me anymore and she happily helped with the wedding.
"Now with your separate fires lit, push them into the middle wood pile. This symbolized their lives are as one now." We did as we were told and the big pile of wood lit. It was beautiful. He must have thrown something in there, because it was a rainbow of colors. We walked back over to stand in front of Old Quil. He took our hands and laced them together with a pretty blue satin ribbon.
"I bless this union with a prayer,
Now you feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now your are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
"By the power invested in me, by the Creator of this earth, I now pronounce you husband and Wife. You may kiss the bride."
We kissed and turned to face our guests. My face was beat red. Jacob only gave me a small kiss, knowing how I felt about public attention.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mr and Mrs Jacob Black."
There were cheers and tears. Everyone congratulated us. Trent and my father left promising to return. All in all I say the day was a good one. I was married to my soul-mate. I had a family who I loved. And I finally felt like I belonged.