I'M SORRY! I haven't updated in aaages. I haven't updated ANY of my stories in ages! But I have an excuse, and it can be summed up in one word.
Blah. But luckily they're over now.....soooo.... I'll slowly be able to update again.
OME! OME! OME!!!!! NEW MOON! AAAHHHHH! AMAZING!!!!!!! Sigh. Wow. Wasn't it great? I've seen it three times and it's only been out in New Zealand for four days.... lol.
Anyway....On a sadder note, SOB! This is the epilogue and THE VERY LAST CHAPTER!
*tear* Make sure you read my A/N at the bottom for "Sequel/No sequel?" details.
Enjoy your very last installment of I Feel Like I Already Know You!
"It's all down to you, Emmett."
Em's eyes darted from left to right nervously. "But...but...."
Rosalie and I were seated on the left side of the room while Edward and Jasper sat on the right. Bella lay on the couch, after having declared herself 'Switzerland, a neutral country' on this particular argument.
"The deciding vote." Edward said calmly, holding the two DVD's in his hands. "Choose wrong, and by tomorrow, the entire school will have seen those baby pictures of you and Mr Teddy..."
"Shut up, Edward." Rosalie snapped, then she turned to smile sweetly at her boyfriend who was wiping sweat from his forehead. "Em, if you don't support me, I'm joining the celibacy club on Monday."
Emmett opened his mouth, but Jasper interrupted him before he could speak. "Come on, Em. You don't really want to sit through two hours of the girls swooning over Matthew McConaughey's 'dreaminess', do you?"
"I...." Emmett glanced at Rose sheepishly. She mouthed 'celibacy'. "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past it is." I grinned and slapped Rosalie a high-five.
Edward and Jasper groaned. Edward threw The Unborn on the floor and huffed over to the couch to wrap his arms around Bella. "This is the last time Emmett gets the deciding vote on what movie we watch for date-night. He's way too easily persuaded."
Rosalie snickered and pressed play.
Edward still hadn't gotten over his defeat when the opening credits had finished. "I mean, really, Bella, this is your house. You've provided the venue, you should have some say in what we watch."
"I happen to like this movie." she murmured, snuggling closer to him and sighing happily as he kissed the top of her head softly.
I peeked at the happy couple from the corner of my eye, suppressing a grin that was threatening to spread across my face. Those two were better than the cheesy romantic comedy on the television screen, they were the real thing.
"Shhh." Rosalie shot daggers at the two and turned her attention back to the male lead, murmuring "Dreamy" under her breath.
Emmett rolled his eyes.
"I'd forgotten how opinionated you were when it comes to Date Night movies." Bella continued in a lower voice, but loud enough that I could still hear what she was saying from my spot infront of them, perched on Jasper's knee (What? I'm an eavesdropper at heart! Don't judge).
"I don't know why I care so much actually." Edward whispered in her ear. "It's not like I'm even going to be watching the movie anyway. Just you. I guess I was arguing out of habit."
Bella smiled, her eyes fluttering shut and despite her earlier insistence of 'liking the movie' she promptly fell asleep.
I tried to focus on the movie, but my eyes kept wandering back to Edward's face as he stared at his sleeping girlfriend. He glanced up for a second and caught my eye, winking.
It was the first date night in a month. The first date night since BrunetteShoppingHater and I_Love_Cookies had met on the dating site. And the first ever date night where everyone was officially coupled up.
In other words, I was extremely happy.
"Are you ok?"
I turned my head slightly so I was looking at Jasper. "Yes, why wouldn't I be?"
I rolled my eyes at Rosalie. Jasper stared at me, a concerned expression on his face. "You've barely said two words tonight. It's not like you to be so...quiet."
"Nothing's wrong." I insisted in a whisper, pretending to watch the movie.
Jasper sighed. "Am I going to have to take you into the kitchen and tickle it out of you, Miss Cullen?"
My hands instinctively flew to the sides of my body. "You wouldn't."
"I would." his arms tightened around me. "Spill it, Alice."
"I'm trying not to be so loud and....annoying." I blurted out after a second.
"Loud and annoying?" Jazz repeated incredulously.
I nodded. "It irritates people."
"Why would you say that?" he whispered, brushing his thumb along my cheek. "Everyone loves your personality. It's what makes you you."
"But if it weren't for me being so pushy," I hissed. "the whole James thing would never have happened."
Shock flickered across Jasper's face. "You can't honestl-"
"Shut it." Rosalie snapped.
Jazz stood up and grabbed my wrist, pulling me into Bella's kitchen. "You're not blaming yourself for what happened with James, are you?"
I sniffed and folded my arms. "I was the one who made them go on the dating site in the first place."
"Alice," Jasper placed his hands on my shoulders. "what happened with that psycho could have happened to anyone. It was mere chance that he found Bella, so don't you dare beat yourself up about it."
"I can't help it..." I muttered. "I still feel responsible. And I don't want it to happen again..."
"So you're changing your entire personality?"
"It's the solution I've come up with to make sure something like this never happens again."
Jasper shook his head. "Alice, that's not a solution, it's a tragedy."
I rolled my eyes. "Trust me. I don't think anyone in there," I jerked my thumb in the direction of our friends. "would object to me shutting up every once in a while."
"Let's ask them then," he walked back into the living room. "Rose, can you turn that off for a second, please?"
"You're dreaming." Emmett muttered eying his girlfriend who's eyes were glued to the screen.
"Fine," Jazz turned to the other three. "Alice is trying to change herself."
I caught Bella's eye (She was wide awake now that Jasper had decided to broadcast my insecurities to the whole planet) and rolled mine. "Jazz is being silly, I'm just going to stop having elaborate plans, pushing people into things and talking so much."
There was a silence. "So, you're basically trying to change your entire personality?" Edward asked incredulously after a moment.
I glared at him. "No, I just-"
"She feels guilty about what happened with Bella's internet psycho." Jasper interrupted. "She doesn't want it to happen again, so she's being all....." he seemed to struggle for words. "...not Alice."
Bella reached up and unwound Edward's arms from around her. She stood up and walked over to me, taking my hands. "Mary Alice Cullen,"
I winced at my full name. "You swore you'd never call me that....."
She ignored me. "It was not your fault that James decided to come and blackmail me, or whatever the hell you call the shit he did. It was mine."
"You didn't choose to sign up on that dating site on your own. It was my idea." I reminded her.
"And it has the best idea you've ever had." Edward murmured from where he was spread out on the small couch.
Bella nodded in agreement. "If it weren't for you pushing us into signing up, we never would have realised how perfect we are for each other."
"But...." I swallowed. "You both had your hearts practically torn to shreds in the process." I glanced at my brother, remembering, despite his blissful expression at present, what he'd looked like when Bella had yelled at him after the talent show: devastated. "Especially you, Edward."
Edward raised his eyebrows and stood up, strolling over to where Jasper, Bella and I stood. "You're right. I did get hurt. Badly."
"Exactly, and I-"
"But I also got Bella as a result of that hurt." he reached down and gently took Bella's hand, holding it against his cheek. He smiled crookedly. "And I'd take that trade any day."
I couldn't help the wide grin that spread across my face.
Suddenly, Emmett, who'd been listening the whole time, let out a low whistle. "Wow. This stuff is deep."
Edward rolled his eyes.
"Can't Alice just go back to forcing everyone to go on murderous shopping sprees and we all go back to our little shallow lives?" Em asked desperately. "Please?"
Everyone except Rosalie stared at me. I sighed.
Jasper punched the air. "Thank goodness, because, quite frankly, I like being the quiet one in this relationship. And I'm not about to let that title go without a fight."
"You won't have to," I assured him with a laugh. "I promise I'll talk for a whole day tomorrow to make up for my quietness tonight."
"That's all I'm asking." he whispered, kissing me as Edward and Bella resumed to their spot on the couch, us to the arm chair.
Emmett, seeing all the romance surrounding him, placed his hand on Rosalie's arm. "Hey, Rose......"
She grabbed his wrist with one hand, pausing the movie with the other. "Do you want to lose this arm, Emmett McCarty?"
Em shook his head slowly.
Rosalie released him and went back to staring at the screen.
A large grin spread across Em's face. "I do love it when my girl plays hard to get."
I winked at him and rested my head on Jasper's shoulder. My eyes wandered back to the other happy couple in the room, but darted away again when I realized they were in the middle of a heavy make-out session. Apparently they don't know the term 'Anti-PDA'.
Oh well. Either way, I'd gotten what I'd wanted....
Bella Swan and Edward Cullen had finally Hooked Up.
AAAAAND..... That's a wrap! I'd like to thank everyone who's read this story (Especially my AMAZING reviewers) and for all your support. I love each and every one of you guys to the moon and back and I hope you know that.
Sequel? I have no idea. I don't have any plotline ideas but anyone's welcome to send me ideas! I'd love to hear them! And your idea will most likely set a spark off in my mind, so that means it's more likely that there WILL be a sequel.
Have fun, be safe on the internet (you never KNOW what kind of James-like people could be out there! Lol) and happy reading and writing!
Bye for now!
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