This is the final chapter! *tear tear cry cry* I have loved writing this story, every chapter being wonderful, but things have just come up that are causing me to stop this story. It's more than what I said in the authors note. I really hope you all like the way I ended this fic, and please tell me in a review. And also, please vote for the Totally Twilight Awards! So here is the final chapter! Review!
Disclaimer: The last time I said I owned Twilight, I was jumped the next day by the Cullens, so I've learned my lesson. I don't own Twilight!
The next few years were wonderful. As they weren't that eventful, they were wonderful. I mean, they weren't exactly boring, but there weren't any vampire attacks or anything like that. Time seemed to fly by as fast as we could run. Jacob warmed up to the Cullens, a little bit, such as refraining from calling the "bloodsuckers" and any other of his not-so-nice nicknames for vampires, excluding me, and not having to be dragged over to our lunch table every day. He still tried to steer clear of their house, and was always making comments about how it smelt when I tried to drag him over there. But, all in all, it was an improvement.
At first, I spent every day at the Cullens' house, but then I saw how Jacob felt so neglected. So I tried to even it out; half at the Cullens', half with Jake. I would always spend my nights with Edward, though it would always be at me house. For someone who was in the 40s, Jake hadn't learned a thing about cooking, so I had to go home every night and fix him food. He said he didn't mind ordering in, but I still liked cooking for him.
It was like I had only blinked and it was Rosalie's, Emmett's, and Jasper's graduation day. Not that it was that big of a deal since they had all graduated from high school numerous times already, but Alice liked it. She picked out their graduation outfits, and we (the other Cullens and myself) came to the graduation like a normal family. It seemed like I'd only blinked one more time and it was my graduation day.
"Bella," Alice said on the morning of graduation, "Are you sure I can't dress you up for graduation! I mean, how can you not love the dress I picked out for you!"
"Alice," I said back, "I already have my dress. And besides, it's not like it's my first graduation."
"True, but it is you first graduation that we've all been there for, so everyone's really into it." She said.
"And by everyone you mean…"
"Edward and me."
"Yeah, see? It's not that big of a deal! This is my 9th time to graduate!"
"Hff," she mumbled, crossing her tiny arms across her chest. She looked like a mad Barbie doll, "Edward won't let me dress him, you won't wear my dress, and Jacob won't let me near him! You guys are no fun!" She stormed out of my room, leaving my there alone.
"She's not mad," Edward said as he hopped through my window, taking me in his arm, "She's just trying to make a dramatic exit." I turned and kissed him.
"I know. Alice doesn't have that short of a fuse."
"She was right about me taking this graduation seriously, though." He said, smiling, "This will be the first time for me to see you walk across that stage."
"Ugh," I said, "It's not that big of a deal!"
He smiled. "You have no idea."
"What's that supposed to mean?" I asked, confused. He smiled again.
"You'll see." He said, hopping to my window seal, "But I've got to go now." And then he disappeared from sight. What was up with him? It wasn't like him to keep secrets.
~1 HOUR UNTIL GRADUATION~
"Hey Bells," Jacob said, walking into my room, fully dressed for graduation, "You almost ready? We've got to leave in a few minutes."
I made a face at him. "Yes, Mommy," I said in a mocking voice, "I just have to finish doing my hair." I placed the final pin in and stood up. "Okay."
We walked out of the house and got in my Porsche and took off to the school.
"Have you realized how Alice and Edward are making a big deal of this?" I asked.
"Not really. You know how I try to avoid them." Jake said.
"Well they are. And when I told Edward that it wasn't, he said 'you have know idea'. What's that supossed to mean? And then he just disappeared for the entire day and I haven't seen him since!"
"Yeah, well, maybe he had stuff to do." He said. I pressed my mouth into a hard line.
We pulled into the school parking lot and parked in our usual spot; right beside Edward's Volvo, empty. I jumped out and human-pace ran to the gym, eager to get to Edward. I got in the gym, slipped on my graduation robe, and ran over to Edward (human-pace, again).
"Hey," I said as I ran up to his side.
"You look beautiful." He said, leaning in to kiss me on the forehead.
"Thanks," I said back.
"Thanks for blowing me off out there," said an approaching Jacob in a sarcastic voice.
"Sorry," I said, some-what embarrassed. We were only able to talk for a few more minutes before we were whisked away to our appropriate spots in the graduation line. Once we finally started, the line seemed to move extremely slowly. I just wanted to get this over with so I could go back to Edward. One by one, we filed across the stage. Jacob first, followed by Alice, Edward, and myself. We were the only people I even cared to watch. While I was being handed my diploma, a "Woo-hoo!" came from the audience. Emmett. If I had been human, I so would have been blushing.
When everyone was finally done accepting their deplomas, we all proceeded to throw our caps in the air, like any normal graduation. We then made our way to the reception, where I was once again reunited with Edward, Alice, and Jacob. But most importantly Edward.
"Congratulation." He said, kissing me lightly on the lips. I rolled my eyes, and was just about to protest when he put his finger over my lips, "Don't." I frowned. Then I was being hugged so hard that it would crush a human's bones. I squirmed around to see Alice being the hugger.
"Congrats, Bella!" She said, releasing me, "And that goes for all the graduations we've missed. Especially your first one!"
"Thanks, Alice." I said, tired of fighting them. Then Jake walked up, though he spared me a "congrats." He had witnessed all 8 other graduations, so it wasn't that big of a deal for him. He simply smiled.
"Now I know what you meant." He said, glancing at Edward and Alice, obviously seen and heard all that had just happened. I glanced at then to, and Edward's face suddenly turned serious.
"Um, Bella, there's something I wanted to talk to you about," he said. He looked…nervous? What could possible make Edward nervous?
"Maybe this isn't the best place…" he mumbled to himself, looking down. He then looked back at me and nodded for me to follow him out the back doors of the gym. I shot a confused look at Alice, who only motioned me on, her eyes as bright as the first day of school sophomore year when she saw me. I shrugged and followed him out the door. He walked and I followed until we got to the edge of the woods, then he took off running. Even more confused, I took off after him. We ran a few minutes until he stopped and I recognized where we were instantly. The part of the woods where we had, I guess you could say, gotten back together on my first day of school here. My breath slightly quickened. What was going on? Edward turned to face me, taking a deep breath.
"Maybe this isn't the best place, either…" he mumbled again.
"Oh, just spit it out, Edward!" I said, eager to hear what he had to say. He took another deep breath, and reached into his pocket, leaving his hand there.
"Okay, here goes…" he mumbled, "Bella," he said, looking into my eyes, "Isabella Marie Swan." He said getting down on one knee. I stopped breathing
altogether, and even though I knew it was impossible, I could of swore I could feel my heart pounding in my chest. He took his hand out of his pocket, now clutching a small black box.
"Will you marry me?" he asked, raising he box and opening it to reveal a beautiful, diamond ring. I still wasn't breathing. His liquid topaz eyes seemed to penetrate my soul. I stood there, mouth open, for a few seconds, before I could compose myself.
Then I looked down at my reason for being and said the one word that would change our lives forever. "Yes!"
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