AN: A lot of people will think that I cut the story short, but this was just where the story naturally ended. I'm sorry if you don't like it. i wrote it months ago, and have been trying t figure out if there was a different way to go, but this was what my characters wanted. Thank you for sticking with me this long. I've appreciated the encouragement in my writing.
I'll never forget that first time that we made love. It was perfect. I don't know why, but all of my embarrassment disappeared, and I was just able to enjoy being with Edward.
I also will never forget the look on his face when I told him he was going to be a father. I'd never seen him so happy in the time that we'd been together.
He spent the rest of the next week taking extra care of me. I was no longer allowed to sleep in the dorm and someone was always with me. When I complained about his over protectiveness he just laughed, "Love, I can't have you falling, now can I?" Even though there was humor in his voice, there was pain in his eyes. He was honestly scared the baby and I would get hurt. I quit complaining and let him have his way.
At the end of the week, we all went out to celebrate. Emmett, of course, was crude, causing Rosalie to have to him over the head many times throughout the night. Jasper was smiling as his girl was practically bouncing out of her seat with the idea of shopping for a baby. Edward simply held me, continually dropping chaste kisses and whispering words of his love.
When the night was done, Edward and I made love. It was the first time we'd done so without protection since the meadow. I relished in the feel of being completely skin to skin with Edward.
As we lay in bed, curled into each other, Edward reached over to his bedside table and picked something up. "Bella?"
"Hmm?" I looked up at him.
He picked up my left hand and held a ring in front of it. "I love you so much. I never thought I could feel so much, but you completely turned my world upside down when you fell into my arms. I never want to spend a day without you and I want to create a family with you and our child. Will you marry me?"
I looked into his eyes, seeing everything that I wanted. My vision blurred as tears began to burn behind my eyes. "Yes," I choked out. "Yes, I will marry you."
He slipped the ring on my finger, I was shocked when it slipped on without trouble. It was a perfect fit like Edward and I. He leaned down and captured my lips with his.
He pulled me close to him and before I slipped into my dreams, a thought flowed through my head. "Why did you have a ring, Edward?"
He chuckled, "My mother slipped it to me before we left for winter break. It was my grandmother's. She told me it was 'just in case'."
I smiled as I drifted off to sleep. I was going to marry Edward. I didn't know if life could get any more perfect.
We decided to tell our parents over spring break. I convinced Mom to come to Forks to see me. I had enough excuse. We hadn't seen each other in over a year.
We sat them all down in the Cullen living room. It would be better to get all over with at the same time. I chewed on my lip as we faced down our families. Finally, Edward squeezed my hand, hiding the ring, and spoke. "Bella and I are going to have a baby."
All eyes were on me. Esme's eyes were watery, and she had a big smile on her face. Mom looked at me for a moment before closing the space between us and giving me a hug. "Congratulations, baby." Charlie and Carlise were frozen. Charlie's hand twitched toward his gun, but he never actually touched it.
Finally the tension broke and my father started to pace, a habit Sue said he'd picked up as soon as the cast had come off. "What were you thinking, Bells? How could you let yourself get into this kind of situation? What about your studies? Everything is going to change now."
I nodded, "I know that, Dad. But it's going to change in a good way."
Charlie plopped down in a chair, "Well where do we go from here?"
Edward finally uncovered my left and Esme's smile grew wider. Carlisle's eyes looked on it, but he was too deep in thought to show any emotion. "I'm going to marry her Chief Swan. I love your daughter very much, and I'm going to do everything I can to take care of her and our child."
Carlisle finally broke his silence, "Have you gone to a doctor yet?"
I shook my head. "I wanted to talk to you first. I've never been to an OBGYN, and I thought you would be able to help me."
His brow furrowed. "You've never been to an OBGYN?"
Charlie coughed rather loudly. This was an uncomfortable conversation for him. He didn't know how to raise a girl and felt like he'd failed me in a lot of places. One was obviously properly preparing me for this kind of situation.
Carlisle nodded, "Okay, then you should probably set up an appointment for this week." He looked back and forth between Edward and I. "Before we go any further, are you both sure that this is what you want?"
Edward smiled and looked at me, "Absolutely." I just looked into his eyes and nodded, not sure I could get any noise out between my lips.
After that day, everyone seemed to accept that Edward and I were moving forward with our lives. Edward and I went back to school. Renee and Esme worked out the whole wedding while we were away. Edward and I were to be married that summer. Rose and Alice were bridesmaids and Jasper and Emmett were the groom's men. It was a small ceremony, only friends and family in attendance. It was perfect.
This is what has led me to this moment. This moment of pure pain and agony that made me wonder if I'd been crazy to let it happen. Edward was standing next to my bed holding my hand. "Come on, Love," he kissed my sweaty forehead. "You're almost there. Just a few more pushes and she'll be here."
I breathed a few more times and the doctor looked up at me. "Okay, Bella. On the count of three. One-two-three, push."
I pushed down with as much force as I could. I needed to get her out. I needed to know that all this pain was worth it.
Then, there it was. All the pain evaporated and a small cry filled the room. The doctor smiled at us. "Mr. Cullen, would you like to cut the cord?"
He let out a shaky breath and took the scissors from the doctor. He cut the cord and we both watched as they whisked our baby away to be cleaned.
He came back up to my head and kissed me with all the passion that he could summon. He pulled back to look into my eyes. "You did it, Mrs. Cullen She is so beautiful."
I breathed out a sigh of relief as they brought back a pink bundle and laid her in my arms. I looked down into her face. Her grey eyes were dark, which meant she'd probably end up with my eyes. There was already copper tufts of hair matted on top of her head. "She's perfect," I choked out.
Edward sat down on the bed next to me and wrapped an arm around both of us. "Just like her mother," he said placing his finger in her hand. She clasped down on it and looked up at her father with curious eyes.
He looked up at me. "Are you still sure about the name?"
I nodded and laughed. I'd wanted to name her after all of our parents, which meant that her name was something straight from my imagination. It hadn't been something he'd liked at first, but it'd grown on him.
He took a deep breath, "Okay." Then he looked down at our daughter, who still watched him intensely, and hadn't let go of his finger. "It's nice to finally meet you, Renesmee Carlie Cullen. We've waited a long time to see you."
She opened her little mouth and yawned. Her fingers loosened around Edward's until her hand fell back to her chest. I leaned down and kissed her forehead.
Edward continued to look down at our daughter. "Do you think I should go tell the others? I'm sure Jasper's having to practically hold Alice down."
I laughed, "Give me a few more minutes. It's never going to be this calm again."
He took my face in his hands, turning me so I was looking at him. "I love you, Isabella Marie Cullen. Thank you for making me happier than I ever thought I could have been."
I smiled at him as I rocked our daughter gently, "And I love you, Edward Anthony Cullen. You have given me more than I can even begin to thank you for." I leaned in to take his lips with mine. In that moment, my life was utterly and completely perfect.