Everlasting Love: Chapter 5
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Previously on Everlasting Love
We knew it was coming right away; his eyes drooped down, along with his mouth. With one final sigh he grunted an 'I love you' and left our world forever.
It's been months since the death. And still, it has only seemed like hours. Time was slowing everytime the clock moved, and we all felt it. Elizabeth and Edward were so brave, surviving throughout the whole thing. They even smile sometimes. Edward has decided to practice law, for his father, and for myself as well. He said he didn't want to leave me, and it was always what Edward Sr. would have wanted.
Between Edwards's busy schedule learning, and me preparing with Elizabeth for any charity's to be done, we barely had any time together at all. The most we had were a few lingering kisses before we would go to bed together. But, tonight was different, tonight was the night of the banquet Elizabeth was holding, and I had a feeling it was going to be perfect. I even got a dress, and as much as I detested them, I'm sure Edward would love it.
Elizabeth was in the room with me, helping me get fitted, when I noticed something unusual about her.
"Elizabeth, are you feeling okay? You look a little pale."
"I don't think its anything sweetie, just stress from all the work, I should be fine though."
"Are you sure?" I said, fearing the worst. She understood my reaction perfectly, and just gave me a smile and a nod, making my worries disappear.
"Now, if you'll excuse me, I think Edward wanted to have a word with me before we headed off."
"Of course." I said. When she left, I sat on the bed, smiling wondering what this night would bring us.
I heard footsteps approaching, echoing my own, as they paced on the floor. I was a wreck, and absolute wreck. I was a hair away from becoming a solider at one point, and I still can't even keep my own emotions at bay.
"Edward Mason, what on earth are you doing? You're pacing a hole in my floor!" She said, half scolding, half teasing. She led me to the bed and sat me down next to her, where she continued to fidget. "Now, can you tell me what you're thinking?"
"…What? Edward, I can't hear you mumbling, and I'm certainly not a mind reader, speak up son." I chuckled at her dry humor. Mind reading? Really, what useless non sense this woman can come up with.
"Mother, I want to propose to Bella. I love her so much, and I want her to know that. With all the education, and the plans, we've been so busy that we haven't had time for each other, I want to show her how much she means to me, and how much I want to take care of her, and just….how much I love her." I said, in a bit of a rush. I smiled as I saw tears of joy rolling down my mother's cheek.
"Oh Edward, this is wonderful!" She exclaimed, throwing her arms around her neck. I hugged her back earnestly, loving the way she always supported me. Then, suddenly her face got serious. "You love her?"
"More then anything."
"Good, then I guess you're ready to have this." She said calmly, as she pulled her wedding ring off her finger. I gasped at the action; all the words I wanted to say were stuck in my mouth.
"Your father and I loved each other so much, and I see you and Bella have a love, maybe even a stronger one within your hearts. Take it Edward, and give it to her. You both deserve it." I couldn't help the tears that came out of my eyes, a man shouldn't be crying, but I knew I could show weakness every once in a while, for the sake of my loved ones.
"Thank you Mother, you don't know how much this means to me."
"Actually, I do." She said, quite smug. I cocked my head to the side, waiting for a more in depth answer.
"Your grandfather gave this ring to your grandmother, who passed it on to your father, who gave it to me, who is now passing it on to you, to give to Bella. So now Bella can pass it on to your son, and so on." She said, smiling at my expression. I couldn't help the large grin that took over my face. The love of my life, wearing a ring that was passed down from family member to family member, just waiting to get on her finger. The thought excited me so. My mother saw my face, and just smiled as she walked out of the room. Tonight will be perfect.
I couldn't help but feel self conscious walking down the stairs towards him. But all the anxiety went away when I saw him smiling at me. He looked stunning in his black suit, which was perfectly tucked in, making him look like the ideal bachelor. Hopefully only half the girls at the party want to take his arm at the party. If I'm lucky.
"You look beautiful tonight." He said to me, giving me a quick peck on the lips.
"You don't look to bad yourself." More then just not to bad. I would call him beautiful, but I know he would take that more as an insult then a compliment. He held out his arm, which I gratefully took, afraid of tripping in my heels, and then we headed off to the party.
It only took a few minutes to get there; it was easy traveling distance by foot. The place was beautiful. There was a giant chandelier hanging in the middle of the building, its gold reflecting through all parts of the giant room. All the tables were laced in white, with name tags to show where each family would sit. There was a dance floor in the middle, and I couldn't help but groan, because I knew Edward was going to end up dragging me on it. He saw my face and laughed.
"Only one or two, for me?" He said, giving me the most adorable pout. I sighed and nodded my head, which he responded to by giving me a triumphal grin. We found our seats, Elizabeth was at the far end, I was in the middle and Edward on the other side. When we went to sit down, I saw Edwards face in a grimace.
"Oh, nothing. Just the person that's sitting next to me has a little tendency to get carried away." I saw Elizabeth frown as she went to speak.
"Tanya?" She said. Her usual polite tone did not come out when she said this girls name.
"Who's Tanya?" I interjected. Elizabeth smiled at me.
"She's a piece of work Bella; she's been going after Edward for years." I couldn't help but start to hyperventilate.
"What does she look like?" I asked, half breathless.
Elizabeth saw my panic, and then looked at the double door entrance. I couldn't help but notice her frown. "That." And then, I saw the most beautiful woman possible. Her long strawberry blonde hair flowed into a white gown, which was suited for absolute royalty. She saw me staring, and then looked to the left of me, only to see Edward. Her flat facial expression came into a smug smile as she walked over.
"Edward dear, how have you been?" She asked a purr in her voice.
"I've been fine, thank you, yourself?" He asked, showing his beautiful smile. I know he was just being polite, but I couldn't stop my heart from filling up with jealousy.
"Better, now that you're here." She said smiling. I saw Edward close his eyes and take a deep breath, which greatly helped my assurance.
"You remember my mother Elizabeth of course. And this is my beautiful escort tonight, Miss Bella Swan." Tanya curtsied to Elizabeth, and then looked at me. She held her hand out, and I gave it a gentle tap hello.
"Pleasure." She snarled. Great, not only does she love Edward, but she hates me.
"Same of course." I said, giving the best fake smile I can endure.
"So, now that causalities are over, Bella, would you like to fulfill that promise of a dance I asked you before?" He said. He was doing this on purpose, knowing that I would rather dance then sit next to Tanya any day. But still, I gave him a smile as he took my hand and walked me to the dance floor. He smiled as he bowed to me, and I gave a curtsy back, and then we began to dance. "Did I tell you that you looked beautiful tonight?" He said, again.
"Yes, but thank you for the compliment." I said. I couldn't be more endeared by him. He had to be the sweetest man ever. After a few more dances, Edward asked him to join me on the balcony. I agreed naturally. He walked me out, and sat me down on one of the seats.
"Are you enjoying yourself?" He asked, strictly curious.
"Besides Tanya, I'm having a lovely time." I said, half sarcastic and half serious. I caught him smiling for a second before he composed himself.
"Well, you won't have to worry about Tanya bothering us anymore."
"What do you mean?"
"Bella." He said, putting his hands on my shoulders. "You're my everything. You're my lover, my soul mate, my best friend, and my protector. You light up my sky, and you bring me nothing but joy. When I first met you, I felt drawn to you like no one ever before. Whenever I see you, my heart flutters. Bella, my love…" He said, sliding down my shoulders until he was kneeling on one knee. I gasped as he got a small black box out of his pocket. He opened it, and I saw the most beautiful ring, I was wondering where I saw it before, and then I gasped once again. Elizabeth. "Will you be my wife?" Yes, yes, yes!
"Someone call the hospital! Elizabeth fell, and is uncontrollably shaking!" Edward froze from his position for a split second, then immediately grabbed my hand and ran me over to her.
"Edward….love her, love her; because everyday is precious." She moaned out. And then, it was quiet.
Elizabeth Mason, dead, from the sickness that was tearing my new family apart.
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