AN: Hey there, so this chapter was just going to be a short epilogue but it turned into a really long chapter. This is the end and i hoped you enjoyed the story as much as i did.
"Go in!!" I shouted as I shoved the last suitcase into the trunk of the car. Jasper told me to pack up the car while he said goodbye to Alice, since we were leaving in a few minutes.
Rose was going back with Emmett to their apartment in Seattle, then off to their honeymoon in Italy. Jasper was going to college to pack his things and get ready to transfer to a new school in Seattle, so he could be closer to Alice.
Edward and I would try work out a long distance relationship. It wasn't my favorite idea in the world but I would just have to live with it. Esme and Carlisle actually offered to let me come and live with them. Alice was a big fan of this idea. She had our senior year all planed out but I couldn't accept their offer. I couldn't leave Charlie by himself just yet.
Once the bag finally went in I slammed the trunk closed. With a triumphant sigh I turned around saw Edward walking towards me with my guitar in his hand.
"You forgot this." he said and handed it to me.
"No." I groaned but took the guitar anyways. Edward gave me a weird look so I explained. "I just put the last suitcase in and there's no more room."
"Oh. Why don't you let me try and fit it in?" he suggested.
"I don't think you'll be able to much." I told him.
"Want to bet?" he challenged with a grin on his face. I just rolled my eyes at him. But within a few minutes Edward had rearranged the suitcases and created enough room so that my guitar fit in perfectly.
"How did you do that?" I asked astounded.
"Magic." he answered smugly. I rolled my eyes again while he came over and gave me a soft kiss on my forehead. I wrapped my arms around him and buried my head in his chest. Now it was part for the thing I was looking forward the least. Saying goodbye.
"I'm going to miss you so much." Edward said with his face in my hair.
"I wish we didn't have to be so far apart." I said.
"Me too." he whispered.
We had a moment of silence before I asked, "Do you think we'll make it?"
He sighed and was quiet for a moment then pulled away. He looked me right in the eye and said "I don't know. But I hope we do, because I don't want imagine my life without you." I hugged him again but he lightly said "But it's not like you could get rid of me since we're family now."
I playfully hit him but smiled in spite of myself. We just looked at each other trying to savor the moment before we had to really say goodbye. Then he kissed me, soft at first then stronger. He tilted my head up to get a better angle and I tangled my hands in his hair. I was running out of air but didn't want to let him go…ever.
But of course this sweet movement just had to be interrupted.
"Hey! You two! Get a room why don't you!" I heard Emmett yell from the front door. Rose was standing next to him. I felt a blush creep up my cheeks and turned around to flip Emmett off. But that only caused him to laugh.
"OH! She's a feisty one, Eddie. I hope you can handle her." Emmett chuckled.
"So do I." he said.
"Where's Jasper?" I asked.
"He's coming but we just thought we'd say goodbye to you." Rose said.
"I'm going to miss you!" Emmett exclaimed and grabbed me and gave me a bone crushing hug.
"Em! Can't breath!!" I gasped out but he didn't let go.
"Emmett put her down." my sister said calmly. He listened to her and put me down then patted my head. I scowled at him but he wasn't even fazed by it. Rose laughed at my expression and gave me a soft hug.
"I'll miss you too." she said softly. I nodded in response. I got a sudden lump in my throat. My sister and I have gotten so much closer this summer and I was really going to miss her.
"Ready to go?" Jasper called out as he walked down to the car.
"Yep." I answered.
While Jasper said his goodbyes with Rose and Emmett I turned to Edward who gave me another hug.
"I'll call you everyday and if I forget you have permission to slap me the next time we see each other." he said.
I laughed and said "Agreed."
"Hey!" he said a little defensively.
"You said it."
"But that doesn't mean you have to agree with me." he argued and I laughed again.
"Hey, Bella we better get going if we want to beat traffic." Jasper said and got into the car. Rose and Emmett headed back inside cause they weren't leaving till tonight.
"Well I guess this is goodbye then." Edward said slowly.
"Yep." I muttered.
He kissed my softly then pulled away and said "Bye."
I walked around the car to the passenger side and stopped to wave before I got in the car. Once I was in Jasper turned on the car and started to drive away. I looked back at the house and saw Edward standing in the front yard watching us drive away.
I didn't know if Edward and I would make it as boyfriend and girlfriend for very long….but I hoped we did cause for the first time I was truly happy. I was going to take it one day at a time and see how things went. With a content sigh I turned around and looked forward to the future.
1 Year Later
I hate traffic. I'm always a reasonable and sane person, most of the time, but after an hour and a half drive in bumper to bumper traffic I was beginning to lose my cool. My old red truck wasn't used to such long trips and I was hoping it would make it cause I don't know what I would do if it broke down now. To add to the stress the back of my truck was full of all my stuff for my dorm and I was paranoid about stuff flying out and hitting other cars. I don't know why there were so many people on the road today of all days but I just couldn't wait to reach my destination.
Edward and I survived the past year while I was at home in LA. We saw each other for the holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas and pretty much any other holiday in between. I had spent the entire summer with him again this year and it was amazing. Now we would be going to the same college and won't have to deal with the stress of the whole long distance thing. He was already at the school because there was something to do with his classes or maybe it was his roommate, I didn't really remember.
The trip to Seattle from Forks took long than it should have because of the traffic. But by the time I got there it was already early afternoon and I still had to move into my dorm and get ready to go out to dinner with Rose, Emmett, Jasper and Alice.
Once I finally got to the school I found a parking space next to the dorm my room was in, I got out of the car and went to look for Edward, who said he would help me get my stuff in my room. I pulled out my phone to call him while I was walking to where his dorm was. While I was so preoccupied with my phone I didn't see the person walking the other direction until I ran right into them.
"OW!" I shouted in surprise more than actual pain and ended up dropping my phone.
"Oh sorry about that. Here let me help you." a guy said and reached down and grabbed my phone for me. When he handed it back to me I got my first good look at him. He had black hair that was shiny with grease and had an acne problem. He was fairly tall but was really skinny and lanky looking. "I'm Eric by the way."
"Um.. thanks. I'm Bella." I said not wanting to be rude.
"So are you new here?" he asked eagerly.
"Yeah I'm a freshman and just got here a few minutes ago. But was actually looking for someone…" I trailed off hoping he would get the picture…but he didn't.
"Well if you ever needed directions I could always help you." he suggested.
"Thanks for the offer but I actually already-" I started to say when I felt an arm snake its way around my waist. I looked up and saw Edward looking menacingly at Eric.
"What do you want Cullen?" Eric asked trying to be tough but his voice just came out whiny.
"I want you to go away." Edward said mildly.
"You can't do anything, Cullen. She's just a freshman and completely fair game. Come on man!"
"She's not fair game. She's my girlfriend." Edward said harshly. "And don't ever call me 'man.'" With that Edward guided me in the other direction, away from Eric.
"Hey! Next time you're trying to get a girl don't refer to her as 'fair game'. Girls don't appreciate that." I told him as we walked away.
"Nice." Edward commented as we reached the truck.
"Well I thought so." I retorted.
"Hey, don't worry about Eric he's…." he trailed off trying to thing of a word. "weird." he finally decided was the right word to describe him.
Unloading my truck and getting everything to my room didn't take as long as I thought it would. Edward got his friends Tyler and Ben to help get everything into my room. Tyler is nice and strong and did most of the heavy lifting with Edward. While me and Ben, who was lankier and didn't have has much muscle, carried the lighter boxes. They even helped me unpack which was super nice. I caught Ben staring at a picture of my friend Angela when he was taking some photos I brought with me out of the box. I might have to introduce them to each other someday.
It was 5 o'clock by the time everything was set. My roommate hadn't arrived yet but I knew her name was Amanda and that's all I really knew about her. I took a quick shower in the tiny bathroom in the dorm and quickly got dressed in one of my few dresses that I owned. Alice had told me we were going to I nice restaurant and to wear a dress and she threatened to never let me dress myself again. So I wore the dress. Edward came around my dorm to pick me up around 6:30. He was wearing a dark blue dress shirt with nice pants and nice, but very worn dress shoes as well.
By the time we got to the restaurant everyone else was already there. Diner was fun. We joked, laughed and told crazy stories like every other group of friends but we were family. I was happy that finally we were going to be able to be together like a family. We're all in the same city now it's going to be easier to be together.
When dinner was over we all went our separate ways. Rose and Emmett went home. I think Alice dragged Jasper off to someplace with either loud music or clothes. My brother didn't particularly like either one but he was willing to put up with almost anything for Alice. While Edward and I took a walk along the store fronts around the restaurant. It may have been summer but it was still Seattle and of course it started raining. Luckily there was an overhang so we weren't in the rain.
"Do you know what today is?" Edward asked. He looked at me and I was taken aback by how serious he looked.
"Um… no." I admitted.
"I didn't think you would." he said with a laugh.
"Well what is today then?" I asked him. Now I was curious to hear what he was thinking about.
"I know you never really bothered to pay attention to anniversaries because we were so far apart it was to hard too really celebrate them, but" he said. Then he smiled and continued, "A year ago today was the day you left to go back to California."
"You kept track of the days?" I asked surprised. He nodded in respond. "That's sweet."
"Not creep?" he asked sheepishly.
I laughed. "No not creepy."
"I'm just really happy that now, instead of leaving and going away you're coming closer."
"I'm happy too." I said and gave him a light kiss but as I went to pull away he held me tighter started leading me into the rain. "Edward no!" I exclaimed panicked but I couldn't keep the smile off of my face. "What is it with you and rain?!" I asked.
"I don't know." he answered honestly.
As we came out from under the overhang I noticed how hard it was raining and within a few seconds we were soaked. My dress clung to my body and my hair became stringy and stuck to my face and Edward was in the same state I was. I could help but laugh at our situation.
"I love you." Edward said.
"I love you too." I said and this time I kissed him first.
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Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
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