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(A/N) This is the last chapter in this story guys :( This chapter is short, I'm sorry for that, but it's the ending. It sets up the sequel so it's important but it's not my best. Sorry. I've been distracted. Sorry it took me awhile to update as well. Now I'm gunna stop saying sorry and let you read. Enjoy.
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BPOV (Five years later)
"Edward, can you please tell me where we are going." We were currently in his S60R. He traded in the C30 about two years ago because of the miles he had on it.
"You'll see love, just wait." He looked at me and smirked. Even after five years of being with him, his smile still stopped my heart.
It had been five years and we were still together. I couldn't believe my luck. I loved him more than anything in the world still and, surprisingly, he loved me the same way.
We both had graduated from Dartmouth about a year ago, I still think he bribed them to let me in. He had amazing grades all throughout high school, but mine weren't that great. The two of us moved back to Washington after collage because we wanted to be close to home, but we lived in Seattle.
Edward was currently in the process of getting his doctors license, he had a residency up in one of the Seattle hospitals. His hours were crazy so we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time together, but he finished the residency this coming December, so we would have more time with each other. I had a teaching job close by at a high school. I taught English and creative writing. I enjoyed it a lot and most of my kids were good. There were a few I could do without but most were well behaved.
Edward and I were living together but we weren't married yet. We were taking it slow. He meant more to me than my own life, but we wanted to get our carriers under way before we started a family.
Right now we were both on break, celebrating the end of the school year for me, and heading back to Forks to visit for awhile.
Charlie was married now. Him and Sue Clearwater tied the knot about three years back. They just clicked after Harry, Sue's late husband, died of a heart attack. She had to kids, Seth and Leah, so I, technically, wasn't an only child any more. The two were fun to be around, even if Leah was a little rude sometimes, and I was happy for Charlie.
I still thought of Forks as my refuge. My safe heaven. It had been five years, but some things are hard to forget. I closed my eyes as memories came back. It wasn't something I wanted to think about at the moment, and if I did Edward would be able to tell and he would feel guilty like always. You would think that after so much time he would stop blaming himself, but no.
Every time I had a nightmare and woke up screaming he would comfort me but I could tell he was also beating himself up. It wasn't as often as before but when it happened it happened. I wish I could stop those dreams just so I could stop worrying him.
Also, knowing Jake was also someone I knew before all of that was hard to forget. Every time I thought about the fact that I had killed that boy that I had grown up with I felt sick. Edward tried to tell me there was no other way and I knew he was right but there are just some things you wish you hadn't had to do. And that, for me, was one of them. But I don't regret it because if I didn't, I don't know if Edward would be here.
The trees passed by the car windows at an alarming rate. But I didn't really notice it. After so many years of driving with Edward, you get used to him always speeding. I chose to ignore it. After all, he was a good driver and he had never gotten a ticket. Though I don't understand how, the way he speeds.
I was a little annoyed, he wouldn't even give me a hint to where we were going. Plus, he had that silly grin on his face that just made me want to smile. "Fine." I turned away to look at the window.
Edward laughed but kept driving. A gasp slipped through my lips when he turned onto the dirt road at the end of Forks' 'highway' and I realized where we were going. I smile crept over my lips and I looked over at Edward. He was smiling to as he parked the car and slipped out to open my door.
He offered me his hand and I took it as I stepped out of his car. We walked over to the trees and headed in the opposite direction of the trail. Edward had to help me a little because I still couldn't walk but I enjoyed the walk. It took us awhile to get there but eventually we did.
Edward stepped aside so I could go first.
It was our meadow. The first time we had been here in God only knows how long. I missed this place.
I remembered the first time Edward brought me here. It was after everything happened with Jake. After I had told everyone and we were back at school. I was staying at the Cullen's house for the weekend and it was one of the days I had a dream.
Edward woke me up before the dream was over and asked me to come with him. He left a note for the others and then we left the house, still in our pj's. I didn't question him when we got in the car, I trusted him.
I got confused though, when he pulled up to the trail. He just said he wanted to take me somewhere. I followed him through the forest then like I just did today and we came to the meadow. It was the most beautiful place I had ever seen, then and now.
Me and Edward were the only ones who knew about this place, it was like our own private sanctuary. We stayed there the whole day, not wanting to leave. But when it started to rain we had to leave. By the time we got back to his car we were both soaking wet but laughing. I remember when we got back and the others saw us soaked in our pj's they looked at us like we were crazy. But regardless we had fun and it distracted me, like he intended no doubt.
I turned around in the meadow taking in the June wildflowers that wee blooming all around us. It looked even more beautiful than the last time I saw it. I turned back around to Edward smiling. He smiled back and then stepped forward to take my hands.
Edward's smile was unclouded but I could tell he was nervous about something, which confused me a little. I was just about to ask him what was wrong when he started to speak.
"Isabella," The use of my full name shocked me a little, he never called me Isabella. He reached up and put his hand on my cheek. "Bella, I love you more than I can tell you. More than my own life. I can't believe I found you. You're the only girl for me and I want to be with you until the day I die." He slipped down on one knee and I gasped. "I've known you for five years and you can still surprise me. No matter what happens I am always going to love you. Even after death. Will you marry me?"
It was then that I noticed the ring he held in his hand. It was silver with an intricate pattern that wove around three diamonds that were on the ring. I couldn't breath for a moment.
I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Edward, but I was in shock. I already had my answer but I had to breath before I could answer him. Finally I was able to get the words through my lips.
I slipped onto my knees with him and threw my arms around his neck. "Yes, yes I'll marry you." Tears slid down my cheeks from how happy I was and I laughed at myself. "I love you Edward Cullen."
I leaned back to kiss him. The kiss was long and passionate and I never wanted it to end. But soon we had to take a breath so he pulled back. Edward unwrapped my left hand from his neck and brought it around in front of him. He slipped the ring onto my third finger and a smile lit up his face.
He looked back up at me. I felt the smile on my own face and the tears in my eyes. I loved him so much and he was all mine.
"I love you Bella. Forever. You are me entire life." He kissed me deeply again and I knew I would never be able to love someone like I loved him. He was my life. And I was his.
So, its over. I'm kind of sad about that. But this is the first story I've completely finished thats longer than three chapters xD
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