Author's Note: It's oooooooooooover! Noooo! Oh, I'm so upset it's over. I was so in love with this story, but I'm happy to see it end also. I can move onto bigger and better things…or another story. To everyone who has read, reviewed, and/or added this story – or myself – to their alerts, I love you guys. It's because of y'all that this story, both this one and Blessings, is finished. So thank you for being patient with me. Life has been busy, but no one complained.
Disclaimer: After all this time, I still own nothing from the Twilight Saga world.
Two Weeks Later:
"Abbie," I heard Mich's voice call as my bedroom door opened a little. I looked up from my book and smiled at her. "My brother and his fiancé are here. They wanted to meet my boyfriend's family," she blushed as she gazed at her feet and fidgeted with the zipper on her hoodie. I laughed.
"Haha. Okay," I stood up and walked toward the door. "Let's go." I linked my elbow with hers as we hurried downstairs.
Sitting on the couch was a couple I could only guess to be Luke and Beth. Like had light brown hair and light brown eyes. He wasn't overly muscular, but he wasn't frail looking either. He was in between; healthy looking. His facial structure was very similar to Mich's, but his nose was more rounded and her cheekbones were higher and more defined.
Beth was a little…different looking. Not in a bad way or anything. Honestly, she looked exactly like the type of person that I could get along with. She had shoulder length, curly pink hair – yes, pink hair – and deep, bright green eyes. She had a small diamond stud in the side of her nose, which made her look more like a Rockstar than some biker chick. Her nose was rounded and she had full, pink lips. She was wearing black jeans with a studded belt and a black and pink Aerosmith tank top. By the looks of it, she probably played a lot of sports to. She grinned at something Uncle Em said and her eyes lit up. (There are two pictures of Beth on my site)
We reached the bottom of the stairs and I didn't want to make a loud entrance and ruin their conversation. However, I take after my mother, and I managed to stumble over freaking nothing and knock over a stack of books that were on a nearby table. All seven of them landed on the floor with seven loud thuds. Everyone looked at me, slightly alarmed. Mich, on the other hand, giggled beside me.
"We've been spotted," I whispered loudly. Laughter filled the room as I made my way over to Luke and Beth. "Hi," I grinned, "I'm Abbie. Alex's loud, clumsy, sarcastic, twin sister." I shook both of their hands and then plopped down on the floor across from where they were sitting.
Two weeks after that I stood in front of my full-sized mirror with my hair in a French braid, my makeup done, wearing a knee-length gold dress and black flats (wouldn't want to trip at a wedding). I took a deep breath as I heard Aunt Alice yell my name, telling me that it was time to go. I sighed and grabbed my purse, heading downstairs where Corey was waiting with a smile, looking gorgeous all dressed up. We piled into our cars, Corey and I took his car, and headed for the church. There were so many people! I didn't know anyone, which was fine with me. Luke stood at the end of the aisle talking to his mother. He rolled his eyes and it looked like she was fussing over him because she kept readjusting his tuxedo.
It was an amusing sight.
"Come on," Corey whispered in my ear as he grabbed my hand. He led me to the second pew from the front on the groom's side. I sat down next to him and rested our interlocked hands on my thigh as it bounced up and down like it always did when I was waiting for something to happen. I sighed and rested my head on his shoulder.
"You're not going to be like those girls on T.V who start balling in the middle of the wedding, are you?" Corey asked out of the blue. I sat back up straight and started at him, blinking a few times before I threw my head back and laughed.
"Probably not. But, just in case, I brought tissues," I assured, patting my purse.
"You're welcome to use my shoulder if you like," he grinned. I rolled my eyes and laughed again. Ah, I love my man. I opened my mouth to speak but people had finished taking their seats – Aunt Rose sat down next to me at some point – and music began to play. The church doors opened and Gabi began to walk down the aisle, a huge grin on her face. Her long brown hair was curled and put up in a ponytail. She wore an ankle-length, white dress with little blue flowers all over it and was tossing red rose petals excitedly. Behind her came the bridesmaids – dressed in long, spaghetti strap, simple, blue dresses- and the groomsmen, whose ties matched the bridesmaids' dresses. Then the wedding march began and we all stood up.
"She looks beautiful," I whispered, staring at the girl in white.
"Yes, she does," Corey whispered. I turned around to look at him, only to realize he was looking at me. I blushed and turned back to watch Beth – who was wearing a long, simple white dress that had a long train. Her pink hair was covered with a long veil and I honestly thought that it would be longer than her train if it weren't on her head – and her father make their way down the aisle. (If you've ever seen the The Wedding Date, Beth's wearing the wedding dress of the sister in the end.)
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today…" the priest began as we took our seats.
"They look so happy," Corey commented about halfway through the ceremony. He was right, of course. It was hard to believe that they were even listening to the priest with the way they were looking at each other. It almost felt like I was interrupting a private, intimate moment between the two. I wanted to look away, but, of course, I didn't
"Do you, Luke Joshua Tyler, take Bethany Ann Carmichael to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold through sickness and through health, for better or worse, as long as you both shall live?" The priest asked. All eyes turned to Luke and he grinned.
"And do you, Bethany Ann Carmichael, take Luke Joshua Tyler lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold through sickness and through health, for better or worse, as long as you both shall live?" Beth smiled and whispered a small 'I do.' "If anyone has a reason why these two should not be married, speak now or forever hold your peace." Silence. "Then with the power invested in my and the power of Michigan, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride." Luke grinned and lifted Beth's veil, kissing her softly. "Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr. and Mrs. Luke Tyler." Beth grabbed Luke's hand and practically dragged him back down the aisle.
"That was a beautiful ceremony," I commented as I sat down at the table with the family. I took a tissue out of my purse and dabbed my eyes. I did sob or anything, but my eyes were full of tears.
"It kind of reminded me of our last wedding," Aunt Rose said, more to Uncle Em than to the rest of us. Corey leaned over to me.
"They've had so many weddings, I've lost count. We'll have to go to another one in a few years." Everyone chuckled and Corey sighed as the DJ started to speak.
"Ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom would like to share their first dance now to A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton." The music began to play as Luke led Beth out onto the dance floor. I smiled as I watched the happy couple twirl around the dance floor. Soon, other couples had joined then and, before I realized what was happening, Corey grabbed my hand and pulled me onto the floor. I rolled my eyes as he twirled me around, even though I would dance with him any day.
"Are you excited for our senior year?" I asked conversationally, resting my head on his shoulder.
"Are you kidding me? Being able to push all the little freshmen around – heck yes, I'm ready," he grinned. I laughed loudly as he dipped me.
"Are you going to protect me from all the male freshmen weirdoes?" His face changed and he was instantly serious, I was worried that I had made him mad.
"If they even look at you the wrong way, I'll kick their…" he stopped when he saw the look I gave him, "…butt." He was so protective of me. I loved it.
"I love you," I whispered. The grin returned to his face and he kissed my forehead.
"I love you too," he replied and I heard the sincerity in his voice.
"Forever," he vowed, kissing me softly.
"You two are so cute!" Aunt Alice exclaimed as her and Uncle Jasper danced by us. I groaned, feeling my face get warm, and laid my head on Corey's shoulder once more. He chuckled and kissed the top of my head.
Ah, I love my life.
Author's Note: Okay, so now that it's done – I hope y'all liked it by the way, I wasn't sure how to end it – this is the plan. If there is a scene or something that I never put in the actually story – for example, the girls shopping for their ball gowns – or if you wanted me to put something in someone else's POV, let me know and I'll see if I can get it up for you. :)
Besides that, I will be finishing Angel of Death and then the sequel Never Alone.
When I'm almost finished with Never Alone, I will post a poll where y'all will have to vote for which story – summaries on my profile – you would like me to post next. Sound like a plan? Alright, awesome. Again, thanks for being such loyal readers. I love y'all!!