Disclaimer- I don't own Twilight or any of the characters. I also don't own Oreo cookies.

Liz and Liam had arrived back shortly after with Connor and Rachel. They had decided to leave me with the Cullen's, they didn't want people getting suspicious of all the vampire's in town.

They also knew I couldn't leave Edward. It all seemed so long ago now. We had made up and I found out that he loved me. The Cullen's were happy to have me back, well that's what they said. Who knew what happened in there mind?

I didn't feel the need to keep my shield up all the time anymore. It seemed pointless now that Edward knew everything, I didn't really mind sharing my thoughts with him. I remember the day when I showed him that. It was odd, he was laying on my bed, trying to wake me up when I decided to tell him to go away without using my words.

"Bella, wake up. School is starting in an hour." He shook me a little. I didn't really care that much about school anymore. I was thinking about dropping out for a little bit so I could spend my days with Edward. I groaned and tried to ask him if we could stay home. "Bella, you have to get up now love."

'No, I don't wanna. Go away Edward.' I thought, after pulling my shield away from my mind.

"But Bella we have to go to- wait. Did I just… did you just, what just happened?" He asked confused.

'I wanna stay home Edward I'm sick see.' I thought, then coughed to emphasize that.

"Can I hear your thoughts?" He asked amazed.

On the bright side, I didn't have to go to school that day.

It was one of those rare sunny days and Edward and I were walking in heaven. A.K.A the meadow.

"And then it went all over the place, it was crazy! I mean you see experiments explode all the time in movies but this was right in front of me and happening. Turns out Connor changed the settings to embarrass me." I laughed along with him as I rambled about unimportant memories.

"That sounds like something that would happen to you. Only to you." Edward joked then sat down in the middle of the meadow. I sat across from him, crossing my legs and taking his hand in my lap.

"I missed this." I whispered, smiling and making little designs on the palm of Edwards hand.

"Me too. I missed you Bella." He leaned in to brush his lips against mine. I bit my lip and smiled, then leaned in again to kiss him.

"I guess things weren't really the same without you either." I shrugged, trying to act nonchalant.

"You guess?" He chuckled. God, I loved that sound.

"Well, yeah, I guess I missed you. I mean, I missed Esme and Carlisle, I missed Alice and Emmett and Jasper, I even missed Rosalie but I don't know. I never really thought about you when we were apart." I lied jokingly.

"No?" He asked, an eyebrow raised. "You didn't miss me?"

"Well, maybe… maybe a little bit." I put my thumb and pointer together to show him the 'little bit' part. He gave me a look then rolled his eyes. "Fine, you get your way. I miss you tons and I never stopped thinking about you." I sighed.

"I knew it." He smiled then laid back. I laid next to him breathing in the nice fresh air.

"Have I told you lately that I loved you?" I asked him.

"Yes I believe so." He responded.

"Good, because I love you."

"I love you too." He said smiling, grabbing my hand to hang on to.

"Well, that's good. I mean love is one of those things that you need to have in a functional relationship. That and trust and honesty." I nodded sitting up again.

"Love, trust and honesty?"

"Yeah, like I love you, I trust you will never leave me and I will honestly kick your ass if you try to." He chuckled then sat up again with me.

"Alright, that sounds fair." He laughed. Did I mention how much I loved his laugh.

I couldn't really picture it anymore, my life without Edward Cullen. It's like trying to picture an Oreo cookie without the icing. It was still an Oreo cookie, but it didn't have the filling, it's other half. It was just so-

"Did you just compare me to an Oreo cookie?" Edward asked incredulously, bringing me back to reality.

"See? This is why I use the shield." I shook my head then pulled my shield back around my mind.

"I'm sorry, I'll be good." He begged.

"No, you'll just make fun of my thoughts, my comparisons. I even made you the best part of the cookie, without you it would be empty. Then you had to go and ruin it. The Oreo cookie can't survive without the filling." I explained.

"So I'm not even a cookie, I'm icing." He said with mock offence.

"I happen to love the icing." I protested.

"Well the icing loves the cookie too then." He smiled.

"Now I'm hungry." I thought out loud. Edward laughed but grabbed my hand, pulling me up off the ground. He intertwined our fingers we stared walking back to my house so I could have some lovely Oreo cookies.

"So Brittany or Bella?" Edward asked swinging our hands in between us like love struck teenagers.

"Uhm, Bella." I thought, smiling and nodding. "Definitely Bella."

"I love you Bella." Edward said twisting me around to face him. He pulled me closer to him and snaked his hands around my back.

"I love you too Edward." I whispered leaning up and standing on my tip toes to kiss his lips. There it was. My happily ever after. Happening just as I hoped. I was happy and smiling, with the love of my life. My other half. Edward Cullen.