It's the last chapter. I've enjoyed writing this story, but my next one will be much better. Thank you for all of the encouraging reviews and the critiques. I apologize for how close it was to the book. My next ones will be more original. Check out my Darkward one-shot. That'll give you an idea of how original I can be.
Bella held the carbon-filled rock in her hands. She closed her eyes and the rock floated a few inches in front of her. Her eyes opened and it began to glow red. Her hands tightened around it and it shrank until it was the size of a fingernail. The rock rapidly cooled and Bella allowed the newly formed diamond to rest in her hands.
"Incredible," Edward whispered. Bella smiled to herself and pulled out her necklace. She removed the false gem from it and replaced it with the diamond.
"Do you think Alice or Rosalie will want one? I can go grab a few more rocks."
"They'll be fine." He ran his nose along her jaw and helped her put the necklace on. It rested just above the neckline of her dark blue prom dress. Edward looked dashing in his black tuxedo.
She stood up and spun around. The diamond glittered beautifully. She studied it in the mirror. "Marilyn Monroe was right; diamonds are a girl's best friend."
"I resent that!" Alice announced as she entered Edward's room, where the couple were getting ready.
Bella laughed. "Oh, don't worry Alice, you guys sparkle enough to make up for it." Alice smiled as she studied Bella's dress. She ruffled her hair just a little before nodding to herself.
"Perfect." She snapped her fingers and motioned for Edward to stand beside Bella. "Now link arms and smile for goodness sakes! You only get to go to junior prom for the first time once."
Edward's smile was tight, but he stood willingly next to Bella. Alice whipped out a camera and snapped a picture.
"Now hurry up, the others are waiting." She skipped happily out the door.
"Shall we?" Edward asked. Bella nodded nervously and they walked downstairs.
She smiled shyly at Esme and Carlisle. Rosalie eyed the diamond necklace with suspicion, but otherwise didn't seem to notice her. Edward shook his head and snorted. Emmett grinned.
Bella opened the door from across the room and giggled as the Cullens jumped. "Sorry." Edward wrapped his arm around her shoulders.
"It's fine," he whispered into her hair.
The couples made their way out to their cars and they headed towards the school. Bella took a few deep breaths. "We should've grabbed a fire extinguisher."
Edward opened the door for her and took her hand. "You'll be fine. I trust you." He smiled crookedly at her.
She smiled hesitantly back at him and stepped out of the car. They made their way into the gym. The crowd parted automatically as they entered. Bella faintly recognized the sound of a hip-hop song. She sighed heavily and said, "I think I'm going to have to educate my fellow students."
Edward gave her a confused look before Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" interrupted the hip-hop song. Bella snickered as the kids looked around, confused. She saw the D.J. trying fruitlessly to repair the malfunctioning machine. Finally, he shrugged and the kids started dancing again.
Bella tugged Edward's grinning form out onto the dance floor. They began to spin around in time with the music. Bella began to feel like she was dancing on air, causing her to look down and realize that she and Edward were floating three inches above the floor. She set them down easily, noting Edward's eyes as they searched around for anyone who might have noticed the anomaly. Bella gave him a sheepish grin and he rolled her eyes as they continued dancing.
The song ended and Bella allowed the D.J. to control the music again. He did so with relief and quickly switched back to a hip-hop song.
Bella gave the room a once-over and spotted a familiar face. Edward's expression tightened and he wrapped an arm around her as Jacob Black shimmied through the crowd towards them. "Hi Jacob!" Bella beamed.
Jacob smiled back at her and looked at Edward. "Mind if I cut in?"
Edward's face was blank, but he nodded. Bella gave him a long-suffering look.
After he'd retreated to the wall, Jacob sighed and asked, "Would you believe my dad paid me twenty bucks to come talk to you?"
"Maybe, but why?"
"He wants you to break up with your boyfriend."
Bella felt her eyes tighten and tried to remember that it wasn't polite to burn the messenger. "Is that so? Well, you can tell your father that I don't appreciate him cutting in on my social life. He's a good friend for Charlie, but he really needs to work on his prejudices."
"Yeah," Jacob looked away.
Bella was instantly suspicious. "Alright, what else?"
He looked back at her guiltily. "He told me to say," he paused and lifted his fingers in the air, making little question marks with them, "We'll be watching you."
Bella threw her head back and laughed. It was too cheesy. Jacob relaxed as she did so.
"Tell him I can take care of myself. There's more to me than meets the eye, Jake." She winked conspiratorially at him.
Edward was back in a flash, smiling tightly at the boy. Bella was surprised to realize that the two of them were the same height. Jacob had grown quite a bit since the last time she'd seen him.
"I'll see you around, Bella." Jacob gave Edward a cold look before smiling at her. "You look really pretty," he added, before he headed back through the crowd and out the door.
"'Pretty'," Edward repeated derisively. "That boy needs his eyesight checked. You're far more than just pretty."
Bella sighed heavily, giving him the long-suffering look again. "Let's go outside," she said. They didn't need to push their way through the crowd as Jacob had. There were several benefits to having a vampire boyfriend that she rarely thought about.
They ended up inside the forest, hidden from view. Bella latched her arms around his neck. She closed her eyes and concentrated. She felt him stiffen in surprise as music began to tinkle around them. She felt him start again as he realized what song he was hearing.
She opened her eyes and smiled at him. "I decided that my lullaby needed some string and wind instrumental accompaniment." He smiled at her and they began to swish back and forth. He didn't comment as they once again rose a few inches into the air.
"You never cease to amaze me," he said.
Bella laid her head against his chest. "If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?"
"You," he answered without hesitating.
She laughed. "Try something you don't already have."
He was thoughtful for a moment. "I wish I was human, then we could be together for good."
Bella was silent. "I can do amazing things Edward, but I can't do that, no matter how much I wish I could." She fell silent again. "There is another way for us to be together," she hinted.
Edward's arms tightened around her. "Please, Bella," he begged, "Let's not talk about this."
She pulled back. "Why not?" she demanded. "I'm not going to live forever, Edward. All I want is to stay with you. I'd give up everything if I could make you human, but I can't. So there's only one way for us to be together."
Edward was silent. Bella set them back down on the ground. "Right now?" he asked, startling her.
Her eyes widened for half a second before she nodded. She tried to control her racing heart as Edward dipped his head to her neck. He kissed her lightly before pulling back. Bella felt the disappointment on her face. He chuckled. "You can't really believe I would give in so easily?"
She huffed and the music cut off mid-note. "A girl can dream."
"You dream of being a monster?"
She sighed. "You don't see yourself at all, Edward. I dream of being with you forever."
He sighed. "Isn't it enough for us to be together for now?"
"For now," she repeated. He sighed again, but he smiled at her.
Bella started the music again as Edward pressed his lips against hers.
All done! Finished! Acabado! I am done Firestarter! I was going to do all of the books, but since I'm about ready to burn the first one, (pun not intended) I think it would be safer to move on to something else.
Get ready for…Wolverine!!! Just search under Bella, Edward and Drama and you should find it. The first chapter should be up in…about five days or so. No promises, though.
Adieu, faithful readers.