It was eight o' clock on a dreary Tuesday evening. Edward and I were tucking Renesmee in. She murmured sleepily, "I'm not…" she yawned, "…tired!" I laughed and pulled the blanket around her tightly. She smiled and closed her eyes. Soon, her breathing deepened and slowed. I knew that she was asleep.
"She's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen," I said. Edward grinned.
"You've obviously never looked in a mirror."
"Vampires aren't supposed to appear in mirrors," I retorted. He laughed again, and I twirled towards him and snuggled into his shoulder. He wrapped his arm around me and sighed. His free arm took Renesmee's hand and held it softly to my face. I saw Edward and I standing over the crib. Renesmee was reading us a story in her tiny, twinkling voice. Edward gently set Renesmee's hand back in the crib by her side. He kissed me.
"This is perfect," he said. I agreed. I held him close and released my shield, sending him thoughts of the past year we had spent together as a family. He closed his eyes and smiled. Then, he looked up. "Do you want to walk in the moonlight for a while?" he asked. I smiled. I knew that Renesmee would be fine, she always slept soundly. The wooden door squeaked behind us. "We'll have to fix that soon," sighed Edward wearily.
"No," I whispered. "I like it. It's…human." He looked bewildered, but he nodded. Hand in hand, we trotted towards what Renesmee called the "moonset". Edward sang my lullaby to me. "I wish it still put me to sleep," I said wistfully. He grinned.
"I do miss watching you sleep," he agreed thoughtfully. We were silent during the rest of our walk. Our minds were in sync. I could hear what Edward was thinking, and vice versa. But this was in a human way. The way that hearts connected. Edward had never had that feeling before now. He kissed me again. As we neared our cottage, I saw a dark wolf standing with his paws on Renesmee's window. Jacob watched Renesmee as she slept. When he realized we were watching him, he padded toward us and nuzzled my hand. I smiled. He wagged his tail and ran off into the night. I realized then that I truly did lead a perfect life.