Disclaimer: I have no claim on any of the characters from Twilight or New Moon all rights go to Stephenie Meyer.
Summary: Edward leaves Bella alone in the woods after telling her he didn't want her any more. As she is lying on the cold forest floor; Bella remembers three important things. Edward made a promise not to leave her, and Edward never broke a promise, and third it was her body, her heart, what right did he have to decide what was good for her? All in all Bella realizes that Edward was covering up his true feeling about her. All in all Bella goes to bring Edward home.
Epilogue: Moving Forward
I had never expected Edward to offer to try his hand at foreplay with me. It took me two more weeks to convince him to try it again. In that time, I had forgotten to ask Edward's family about taking a vote on my change and becoming one of them. So taking matters into my own hands the next evening, as well as one of Edward's hands, I headed down the stairs on a mission. Edward followed me willingly down the stairs.
"Bella, there really is no need to do this," Edward said softly to me.
I, however, disagreed with him.
"Yes, there is, Edward. Your family deserves to have a say." I pressed.
Thanks to Alice everyone was already gathered in the living room. Edward continued to quietly argue with me.
"Bella, this is ridiculous. Come back upstairs with me."
I shook my head, and then gazed out across the room at each member of Edward's family.
"Even though my change was briefly discussed a few weeks ago, I thought it would only be fair to let each one of you have a say," I addressed them all.
I barely turned to Alice for her opinion, before she embraced me in a hug.
"Bella, you're my sister, so yes." Alice beamed at me.
I turned to Jasper next; he was doing his best to smile at me.
"I say yes as well. Even though I'm getting better with my control, it would be nice not to want to kill you all the time."
It was Rosalie's turn to speak next.
She cleared her throat gently before answering me.
"I vote no. My vote doesn't have to do with not liking you. I'm grateful for what you have done for my brother. It's just it would have been nice for someone to vote no for me."
I smiled slightly at Rose and nodded my head. I was sure that Rosalie's reason for saying no had more to do with her circumstances than mine, so I didn't say anything else about it.
Emmett was standing next to Rosalie with an arm around her waist. It only seemed right to ask him next. He gave me one of his silly grins before turning serious again.
"I'm going to go with Rose and vote no. Sorry, Bells, I have to support my mate.
There was no way for me to be mad at Emmett. After all, if I had been in his shoes, I would have done the same.
My eyes found Esme's and she smiled at me before approaching and wrapping me it a gentle hug.
"Yes, you are already a daughter to me," she said happily.
"I suppose that just leaves my vote then," Carlisle sighed in the warm tone of his that I was becoming familiar with.
I couldn't stop the smile that graced my lips as I looked at the man who had become a second father to me. I nodded my head at him and waited.
Carlisle smiled gently back at me.
"Since Edward has decided not to live without you, my vote is yes. I never want to be so close to losing him again."
I was beaming. Edward's family wanted me to be apart of their lives. It's true that I already was apart of their lives, but that was only because I had been stubborn enough to chase after what I wanted - Edward. However, by asking the Cullens how they felt about me becoming part of their secret world, I learned that I was truly accepted.
Without even looking at him, I could feel Edward's eyes upon me. Turning my back to the other Cullens, I walked toward the landing of the stairs. My eyes met with Edward's tawny ones before flicking down to my engagement ring and then back to his eyes.
"With all of that said, Edward Anthony Cullen, which that just leaves you. Are you staying true to your word or are you going to go back on it?"
Edward just grinned at me at first giving me that lop-sided smile that I loved so much.
"Try as I might, I have never been able to escape the power you have over me. So I plan on doing my best at keeping true to both of our conditions."
I didn't have a chance to react before Edward captured me in his arms and pulled me into a kiss so passionate that the world around us just melted away.
A Week and a Half Later
The Ides of March we're on us now and we were packing to head back to Forks.
When I had driven out of Forks five months ago, I hadn't expected to ever go back there yet here I was loading my things into Edward's Volvo S60R. So much had happened to me in those five months, and I knew I would never be the same.
At first, every day had been a battle to survive. Then as if it were a fairytale, everything had fallen into place. I now felt confident I had Edward right where I wanted him, with me for always.
"Do you have everything, Bella?"
The sound of Edward's velvet voice shook me from my thoughts.
"Um, yeah, I believe so. It would have been easier if Alice hadn't bought so much for me," I said as I sighed.
The look on my face must have been amusing because Edward chuckled at me.
"She wouldn't be Alice if she didn't, Love."
He had a very valid point and I grinned as I thought of something else.
"I guess it's a good thing that you're bulletproof."
"Why's that, Love?" Edward questioned.
"We still have to tell Charlie we're engaged."
There was no moving backward with us. We were moving forward, together.
A/N: Playlist is a follows: We Can Go Anywhere & Right Where You Want Me by Jesse McCartney
This is the end of Lunar Eclipse. However if you are still wondering about Alice's vision, Victoria, graduation, the Wedding, Honeymoon, Newborns as well as some more twist, then come back this fall for the Sequel to Lunar Eclipse: STORM.
Thank you all so very much for picking to read and follow this story to its end and a new beginning.
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Yes I do indeed, Thank you so very much Lisa for all you have done for me with this story. After all if not for Lisa I would have never posted this story.