A.N-Alright, this idea came to me one day, so I decided, Why not write it? So I did. Disclaimer: I own nothing but the story.


Bella's P.O.V

The Cullens and I were in their dining/conference room, laughing as Carisle and Roselie telling what Edward's reaction had been when he found out Carisle changed Esme because he loved her, and how Roselie had pleaded with him to change Emmett, and then rebuking him because he fell in love with a human, one who wasn't even dying. I was sitting on Edward's lap, on the left side of the the head spot, which Carisle occupied. Then Esme on the opposite side. Then Alice and Jasper on our side, and Roselie and Emmett on the same side as Esme. Edward glared at them.

"Well, no one decides who they fall in love with." he retorted. "All they have to do is accept it. And I have, with my whole heart." I smiled and looked up at my love. He was smiling too. He spoke again,

"Besides, if I wasn't here, you'd have gone to the dogs." We laughed at that. I trailed my hand up his chest as I said

"Nah, I'm more of a cat person myself. Big cats, particularly lions." I remembered that first time in our meadow. Edward smiled as he looked down at me. Roselie said,

"Hmp. And when I fall in love with the dying human, you threw my words back at me, saying if I didn't want this life, why should I inflict it with someon else, yet here you are, loving a human and being loved in return." He smiled. How could I not love Edward? He said,

"Yes, but I'm much to selfish to let her go." Jasper said,

"We're all selfish in that way."

"Then that makes me selfish too." They turned toward me.

"Bella? Selfish? Never." Alice said, with a twinkle in her eye. I shrugged. "If this is what you guys call selfish, that's what I am." Edward turned me back to him and kissed me gently and held me against his chest. I didn't care if becaming a vampire made me lose my chance at an afterlife, because, right now, I was in heaven.
.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Edward's P.O.V

I held my love with my family around me. I wanted to hold her and never let go, I wanted to protect her by keeping her with me. Yes, I was a selfish creature, but if that selfishness got me Bella, then I would be selfish. I had tried to live without her, and I just couldn't. So now I would protect her by being there, loving her, and being my selfish self. Besides, if Bella didn't mind, why should I?