Bella stretched out in bed, completely satisfied and a little sore from muscles that hadn't been used in a while. She reached her right hand out across the bed looking for her husband, immediately noticing that the other side of the bed was empty. Where was Edward?
Bella jumped up out of bed, not again! There was no way she had dreamt last night. It was way too real! Running around to the other side of the bed, she looked for his clothes, they weren't there. Taking a deep breath and trying to wake up, she heard something coming from the bathroom, it sounded like the shower. Running full speed into the bath, she heard Edward humming to himself. Relief flooded every inch of her body and she jumped into the shower with her unsuspecting husband.
"Oh my god, I'm so happy to see you in here!" she cried over the spray of the water.
"Uummppfff…" Edward grunted as Bella launched herself at him and jumped into his arms. "Wow, I like the new way you wake up, not all grumpy like you used to."
Bella was kissing him all over his face and neck, she had a death grip on him and her legs were wrapped around his waist. "I'm never going to let you go again, do you understand me? I can't stand the thought of not seeing you when I wake up." She said in between her many kisses. "You better be sure about sticking around."
"Baby, from the moment I first laid eyes on you I was sure you were the only one. And after last night, there were several reminders of how good we are together. Please know this Mrs. Cullen; I will never let you go as long as I'm breathing."
Bella leaned back and looked him in the eyes. "Good, I feel the same way!" Now, I'm going to go make us a fabulous breakfast."
"Not so fast my impatient and impetuous wife, I think something has come up that only you can take care of…" And with that Edward made love to his wife in the shower.
After a very long shower, Bella finally made it down stairs to make a sinfully large breakfast consisting of eggs, blueberry pancakes, sausage and coffee. They were sitting in content silence, sharing glances and many kisses. Edward couldn't keep his eyes or his hands off his wife. "What do you say we go work off breakfast?"
Bella laughed, "I was thinking the same thing." She reached out and grabbed Edward around the neck and brought his lips to hers. Just as she was about to kiss him, the phone rang.
Groaning Edward reached over to grab it off the wall.
"No, ignore it, whoever it is can leave a message." She pleaded.
"Hello" Edward answered with an annoyed tone in his voice. "Oh hey, is everything ready? Yeah, we'll be on our way soon, I want to be on the 1:20 ferry. Ok great. Thanks so much for handling all this. See ya."
"Who was that and why are we going to be on the 1:20 Ferry?" Bella asked.
Edward walked over to her, gave her a quick kiss, and smacked her on the butt. "You and I have a very important appointment in Forks today. So go get ready, because we have to leave here in 10 minutes."
Bella looked completely confused and was about to question him further. "No, not going to answer any questions, this is a surprise, which I know you hate, but you'll just have to deal with it. Now go."
In record time, Bella was dressed and ready to go. She was standing in the hall way by the front door waiting for Edward. Five minutes later and he appeared with a duffle bag in hand. "Ready to go?" he asked.
"I take it we're staying the night up there?"
"No putting anything passed you my dear wife. Shall we?"
With a sigh and a shake of her head, she was out the front door.
Thirty minutes later they were on the Klickitat Ferry heading for Bainbridge Island. They decided to get out of the car and go up to the observation deck. Bella was standing at the railing watching the scenery go by, Edward standing behind her with his arms wrapped around her waist. "Now will you tell me what's going on?" she asked.
Edward chuckled, "You just can't stand the element of surprise, can you?"
Bella turned to face him, put her arms around his neck and looked into her husband's eyes. "Never have, never will." She leaned up and kissed his chin.
Edward chuckled, gave her a tender hug and whispered in her ear; "Bella, you know how much I love you right? You know that I would rather die then go through this life without you by my side? There's something I want to ask you." He released her and kneeled down on one knee in front of her. "Bella, I knew from the day I first met you that you were absolutely the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, that I would love forever, and that I could not live without. I know we've had some misunderstandings and hit a few bumps in the road, but I know our love will get us through anything. So with all that said, would you please do me the honor of marrying me all over again? Would you let me prove to you that you and I are meant to be together?" Edward was blinking rapidly, trying to stop the tears from falling.
Bella was speechless, and moved beyond words. "I…I…" she stumbled. Tears pouring out of her eyes; "I dreamt that we were going to renew our vows, but so many terrible things happened." A sob escaped her throat. "Oh Edward, of course I'll marry you again!"
He stood up and pulled her into a rough embrace. "Oh god Bella, I love you so much, I don't know what I would have done if you had said no." He kissed her hard.
Bella kissed him back with every fiber of her being, than started to giggle. Pulling back to look her husband in the eye, "You silly man, if I had said no, we'd still be married."
Edward laughed, "You're right. I guess I just got caught up in the moment. You still want to marry me again right?"
"Darling, I would marry you over and over and over again! We have so much to plan, when should we do this?"
"Well I sort of put my best person on the job, and we're getting married this weekend. If you think it's too soon, just say so."
"Your best person huh, I wonder what Alice has in store for us?" Bella laughed.
They continued to hold each other as the boat approached Bainbridge and the announcement was made to return to the car deck.
The rest of the trip was filled with friendly banter back and forth, loving caresses; the occasional stolen kiss at a stop light; but mostly plans for what they were going to do with their future. By the time they made it to Forks, one would have thought they had never been married before and were planning an entirely new life together. Maybe that's what they needed Bella thought; maybe this crazy idea of her husbands wasn't so silly, she was starting to get into this renewing of their vows things.
As they drove through Forks toward the Cullen home, Bella couldn't help but think about the crazy dreams she and offered up a silent prayer that nothing would prevent them from going through with their second wedding.
Edward noticed that she had gotten quiet. He reached over and took her hand in his. "What's on your mind?"
"Just thinking about everything that's happened that brought us to this point. Edward, you know I love you more than anything, but sometimes I feel like I'm not worthy of you. It's like you're just going to disappear one day." Bella said softly.
He squeezed her hand, let it go and pulled to car to the side of the road. Turning off the ignition he took a deep breath and looked for the right words to say to her. Bella was startled as he put the car in park. "Edward, what are you doing?"
He turned in his seat to face her, and took her face gently into his hands. "I don't know what I can say to make you feel at ease, but know this; you are the only woman I want to be with. The fact that you love me means more to me than anything in the universe. If you doubt me for a moment, get out of the car and get on with your life. But if you do, you might as well kill me, because I could not possibly live without you. You are everything to me Bella, my air, my blood, my reason for being on this earth." He slowly moved his head towards hers and brushed his lips against her cheek and let his tongue lick off the teardrops that were silently falling from her eyes. "What do you choose?"
"I choose you Edward; it's always been you and always will be you. It would be easier for me to put a knife in my heart then get out of this car." She kissed him on the lips, small kisses at first, then slowly letting her tongue brush over his lips, asking for entrance. This was a kiss of new beginnings, of healing and of passion and love they shared for each other, it was never ending.
A/N First of all, thanks to everyone who has reviewed my story and added it to their favorites. I've been through a lot these past few months, but I'm back and I will be finishing up this story this week. Please enjoy!