TriGemini - Yeah, I know. It bothered me when Charlie kept pushing Bella, and so did Jacob. I wanted to do a chapter where she finally just said enough was enough and said it all plainly and clearly.
JuseaPeterson - Not so much the end, as it's just left off here until I run out of a muse. LOL. But I didn't even think of the last chapter I put up, as it fit an ending chapter. LOL I'm glad you liked it, but it's not necessarily the end. LOL. As this chapter proves.
Link's Ocarina Babe - I know. I hated all the back and forth, and though I can understand Charlie's take, I hated him and Jacob both pushing Team Jacob. To me, I'm a huge Team Edward fan, so... My stories might be a little biased. I know, I hated indecision, too, but loved the books.
. - Glad you liked it. :)
I have so many stories in the works for Twilight, and I could post one or two chapters from any of them. But I don't know which ones. Here are a following rough summaries, let me know if there's one that strikes your fancy? Keep in mind these are only working titles.
The Path - Bella Swan lives in Forks Washington with her Police Chief father, Charlie Swan. Every day, she walks to school via a path through the woods. It's same old, same old, and she often wishes something interesting would happen to her. One day, she meets a mysterious stranger on the path, and unknowingly gets her wish. Who is he and what does he want? More importantly, what is he?
Twilight Goes to Silent Hill - Bella experiences a strange dream, and nearly dies because of it. Curiosity peaked, she decided to do a little research on Silent Hill, which leads her to going on quite possibly the most dangerous trip of her life. Can the Cullens save her? Can they save themselves?
Bella's Diary - Ever wonder what Bella was thinking through Twilight? Sure you get a good portion of her thoughts, but have you ever wanted to look into her diary on her personal thoughts? Edward/Bella
I have more, but these are the ones I have the strongest muse for.
Note : Huh, this one hit me out of the blue, so I decided to give it a shot.
Book : After Breaking Dawn
Looking to the sleeping face of my darling little girl, I bit my lip as my eyes dropped to my forever flat stomach. My hands ran over it gently, and I felt the familiar longing course through my body. Luckily, Edward and the boys had gone on a hunting trip, as I'd taken to getting used to leaving my shield down around him. It got easier all the time. The shield thing, that is. The longing... It only seemed to get harder.
It was a powerful sense of longing I'd only recently begun to feel. It was borne of something lost to me, only a short time ago.
I'm a vampire now. I didn't regret it for a moment. If I had to go back and do this all over again... Well, sure, I'd change a few things. For instance, I'd have pointed out the possibility of a paper cut at my birthday, so I wouldn't get hurt, and I'd fight harder to keep Edward with me... My point is, in the end, I'd still have kept my baby girl and my change.
No, what I longed for...only the girls of the family could understand.
I shot Renesmee another look, watching as her eyes darted back and forth under her lids, even as she curled tighter into her aunt Rosalie's arms. I didn't even realize it when I let out a small sad sigh.
I didn't realize it, but the others did.
Rosalie's head turned towards me, her eyes flickering with confusion, before an instant understanding shot through them. "Don't even think about it!" She warned lowly, though her expression was far from hostile. "This is why I didn't want this for you." When I raised an eyebrow and remained quiet, she snorted and carefully shifted her grip so she could reluctantly hand Nessie over to Alice, who had a knowing look in her eyes. "You think I don't recognize that sigh?"
Looking to Esme and Alice, I saw small sad smiles on their faces, and realized they all knew what I was going through. Perhaps even better than I did. "But I don't regret changing."
"You regret leaving your humanity behind." Rose flipped her blonde hair out of her face as she folded her arms over her chest and turned towards me.
Shaking my head, I gave a small laugh. "No, Rose. I don't." Now they all looked confused and a little uncertain, as if they were all questioning either my sanity, or if they had read my sigh wrong. I decided to clear the air. "I regret leaving my life behind. I miss my mom and dad, and all my friends at school. I miss eating and sleeping." My mind flashed with images of the undeniable joy I felt at times, when I found out I was pregnant with Renesmee, despite everything going on around me. My miracle baby.
"I don't miss my humanity. I don't miss falling on my face, or turning beet red at Emmett's jokes. I don't miss being fragile and aging and getting sick or hurt. I don't miss being a great big 'Come Bite Me' sign for vampires-" I paused at the laughs my speech had gotten so far, smiling a little. "Or a big "Vampire Sympathiser' sign for werewolves, and I don't miss being powerless to protect the ones I love."
"If you had to do it over again-"
"I wouldn't change a thing." I gave Esme a firm look. "I have an amazing family, a beautiful, miraculous baby girl, and the man of my dreams. This is... This is me. This is what I wanted and I don't regret it." I shot Rosalie a look, when I saw her staring at me in disbelief. "You're right, though. There is something I regret. I regret not being able to do it over again."
Rose and Esme frowned in confusion a moment, but Alice began to smile widely. Her eyes sparkled with tears of joy. "You want to give Edward another baby."
Rosalie's eyes cleared and she sighed. It was the same sigh I'd sighed only moments before. Getting up, she walked over to the couch I was sitting on, and sat next to me. She placed a hand over her stomach. "Welcome to the family." It was both bitter and happy. "This is part of being what you are. We've had to live with it for generations, but Bella.. You've got a little girl."
Esme nodded and took my hands from my other side, where she sat. "Don't waste your time regretting what you've lost. You can't go back, and you can't ever get it back. You need to spend your time looking to the present." She smiled lovingly at the little baby shifting in Alice's arms. "You have a stunning little girl over there. She's going to age and grow up."
Alice grinned. "Do what we're doing. Spend your time loving and spoiling her. She's here now."
I nodded, even as the feeling of longing only seemed to grow. "I just know... He'd love another child."
"He can adopt or get used to it." Rose was growling a little, but she sighed and her eyes softened. "You gave him a baby no one could have expected. You survived the birth, in a sense, and you've given him a family. It's more than any of us can ever give our mates." Her look turned jealous, but she masked it quickly.
"But don't you see? You've given your mates all of you." I frowned. "They know how much you love them, and it's obvious they love you too. If you don't believe me, you need to get sappy with each other and have Jazz channel the love into the whole house." I grinned at the giggle Alice let slip. "Even if they don't have kids, there's nothing to say you can't adopt when you're ready. It's not the same, I know..."
Rose sighed a little and leaned against me. "But it's something. Emmett and I have been talking about it. I just want a baby of my own so badly." Her eyes glazed as she looked at Renesmee.
"I know." I nodded. "And if I could, I'd give you that ability, happily." I looked at Alice and Esme. "All of you. You've done nothing but support me in all this, I just wish there was more I could do for you."
"You gave us a new little sister." Alice smiled as she nudged a waking Renesmee and cooed at her.
Esme nodded. "You gave us a daughter and completed this family." She reached out around me and wrapped her arm around my waist.
Rosalie got up and went over to Nessie, playing with the little balled up fist before smiling at me. "You gave us a niece."
"And grand-daughter." A masculine voice cut in from the doorway.
I jumped a little and turned to find the boys standing in the doorway. Jasper's eyes filled with pain when he turned my way, and he smiled a little before turning and going to his mate. He cradelled Alice in his arms, like she was a fragile piece of glass, and cooed at Nessie with a warm smile. "You gave us love and happiness." He added, before kissing Alice's cheek.
Emmett went over and joined Rosalie, pulling her against him. He placed a chaste kiss to the top of her head and grinned at me. "You're still giving us a constant source of amusement."
I growled, even as embarrassment flooded my system and Jasper laughed.
"Careful, son, she's still stronger than you." Carlisle walked over and leaned over the back of the couch Esme and I were sitting on, to wrap his arms around her chest and pull her back against the back of the couch. With a kiss to her cheek, he turned to me. "Bella, You've given us hope."
Finally, I felt a pair of arms lifting me off the couch and turned instinctually into the familiar, warm embrace. Wrapping my arms around his neck, I felt Edward's lips press against my own, even as he hummed thoughtfully at where my thoughts had gone. "Why don't we let Rose feed Nessie and head out to the cottage?" He was smiling against my lips, and his eyes were a warm honey brown.
I nodded, getting the tenor of what he was thinking, even as Emmett laughed and made a raucious comment that I ignored and Edward growled at. Silently, we sped out of there, and within moments, we were practically knocking the door of our cottage down and racing towards the master bedroom. As I was placed gently on the bedsheets, I looked up to see Edward's loving stare as he seemed once again intent on visually memorizing every plane of my face.
"Love... I heard what you said." He smiled softly. "I'm already the happiest man existing. You gave me a family. A family of my own. A stunning wife and a beautiful daughter." He grimaced. "And some day a hairy mutt of a son-in-law who named our daughter after a sea serpent."
I giggled hysterically, having to cover my mouth to keep from ruining his speech, even though he was laughing as well.
Shaking his head, his eyes bored into my own, making my breath catch in my throat. It still got me that although I'd been a vampire for months, he always seemed to take my breath away. I didn't mind it though, since now I knew I could give as good as I got. Even as I thought that, I watched as his breathing seemed to hitch and realized I'd forgotten to put up my shield.
He took a moment and then shook his head. "Bella, my love. You've already given me more than I ever could have hoped, or ever thought I deserved." He smiled widely, happily. "You gave me life."
With that sincere declaration, I felt the longing fade, just a little bit, and my love grow impossibly stronger. What did I ever do to deserve such a perfect creature in my life? I wondered as I gently traced a hand through his hair and down the side of his face.
Edward smiled. "I often wonder the same thing, love." With that, he leaned down and covered my mouth with his own, stalling whatever thoughts I might have had, and turning the topic to more interesting places.
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