Recap:

Bella and Edward meet in 1918 in their dreams and after Edward proposes to Bella, she finds herself back in her own time. She feels sad and is broken. When she moves to Forks, she sees someone identical to Edward. She feels that its him. Edward sees the ring around Bella's neck and she confesses that they were engaged before. Edward doesn't remember. Charlie finds out that Edward and Bella are engaged. Edward tells Charlie that it's a promise ring. Edward confesses to Bella that he is a vampire. The next morning Edward tells Bella that while she was talking in her sleep, she admitted that she wanted to be a vampire. The next morning, Edward was nowhere to be found, only a letter was left.


Epilogue: Forever

Someone once told me that love was about sacrifice. This was the ultimate way to show your love, to show that you care about that person and Edward did more than that. He was – in a word – perfect. Not only was he beautiful, his soul proved to be much more. I'll love him until the day I die.

Looking up at the incandescent moon, reminded me of that night. I had told Edward that I wanted to become a vampire and the issue wasn't really settled. The next morning when I woke up, he was... gone.

Pain shot through me like blood flowing through the veins. The vermillion liquid wanted to seep through my skin. Inside every organ, capillaries were being torn apart. The letter – I still kept it – crushed me into a trillion pieces.

Bella,

Forgive me. I will not destroy your life. You have so much to live for and it would be selfish of me to allow you to give up your humanity for a monster.

I cannot say this to you in person. It would be intolerable to see pain on your face. But I will promise you one thing.

I will love you forever.

Edward

Charlie didn't know what to do. He found me, kneeling on the ground, completely unmovable. I felt like a mannequin. I figured that this was a sort of defense mechanism. I completely shut down and forget everything. Everything, but... him.

But the pain wasn't there anymore. I got over it quickly. It was completely unnecessary to feel that way.

Five months later, I married. I had a child. A girl. She's eighteen now and she resembles her father very much.

"Mom."

"What's wrong? Renesmee." She sat beside me on the steps.

"You seem sad."

"I was just remembering something. Something that happened nineteen years ago." I didn't say much. Renesmee knew the story. I had told it to her a few years ago.

"Oh." She knew not to ask more. "I'll go watch some television."

"Get some sleep, all right?"

"Ha-ha, mom" Renesmee kissed me lightly on the cheek. "Good night."

"I love you."

"Me too." She smiled sweetly and laughed. As she closed the door, I wondered what my life would have been without her. I couldn't believe that Renesmee was actually my daughter. She barely looked like me and I was a bit upset about that.

I sighed once more to the wind.

"I know you're there." I whispered. He came out from behind the tree, smiling. It took all my strength, not to run over to him and kiss him.

"You were thinking about that night?" He strode towards me and kissed me, making me forget about it. "I should have done something."

"You weren't there. How could you have known that I would be in so much pain?" I leaned against him, feeling his warm body.

"Do you blame me?" I pouted.

"Yes and no." We had this argument before and god knows who would win.

"I truly am sorry."

"I forgive you, but you could have at least warned me."

"You overreacted, love." His musical laughter filled the air.

"Edward! You didn't even say that you would return."

"Well, I didn't say that I was leaving, either."

"Ugh." I sighed, exasperated.

"You could have been more specific. Like, how about, 'Bella, this doesn't mean I'm not returning. I just needed to hunt and I would be back in the afternoon.' You almost gave Charlie a heart attack!"

"If I'm not mistaken, it was you who gave him that. And I truly am sorry for the pain I caused you. I didn't intend to make you sad. If I could re-write that letter, I would."

"I'm still sad about it, but not angry."

"Definitely, not angry." Edward said with confidence. He peered and leaned closely to my face. "It would help if you didn't have the letter framed."

"I'd rather not. It reminds me that despite that, we were meant for each other."

"Forever seventeen."

"Forever." I whispered and kissed him. The past nineteen years have been wonderful. Since I became a vampire, Edward was less cautious or maybe not cautious at all when it came to the physical stuff.

"When do you want to get back to Forks? Carlisle said we can start high school there again. It doesn't sound like a terrible idea."

"Why is that, I wonder?" I said slowly, feeling smug.

"Hmm." He mused, lightly rubbing my fingers. "I don't know really, but I do think Renesmee wants to go back."

"Why is that?" My eyebrows furrowed.

"She apparently doesn't want to see her parents all intimate." I could hear a quiet giggle from inside. I didn't want to be apart from Renesmee, but I also wanted to have some alone time with Edward.

"Go with her." I said to Edward.

"Thanks mom." Renesmee came out of the door, readying herself to run.

"We'll be back in a day." I said sternly.

"Right mom." Renesmee rolled her eyes. "The last time we had a family vacation, I wanted to leave early, and you came back after three days." I frowned. "It's all right, though. I'll have fun with Alice. Maybe, we could...On second thought, maybe I should stay here."

Edward's cellphone rang and I had no doubt who was on the other line. After a few seconds, Edward hanged up the cellphone.

"Fine." Edward grunted.

"Dad. No." Renesmee groaned. "Please don't make me go shopping with Alice. I rather stay in the forest."

"She'll come over if you don't go. I promise you this will be the last time."

"Dad! You said that the last time!"

"I'm sorry, Nessie." He kissed her on the forehead. "Come on, let's go." He nudged Renesmee on the shoulder. "I'll see you soon, love." He kissed me and I was reluctant to let go.

"I love you." I whispered.

"As I love you."

With that, they left. I found myself staring at the moon, wondering for the second time how my life turned out so good.

Forever... with Edward.


A/N: IT'S OVER! Yeah! I'm sorry. I didn't have much motivation to write this a couple of weeks ago, but now I do. I am so glad that I finished the story. I hope that you guys all liked it. Thank you very much to everyone who reviewed and read this story!

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