So.....this little thing has been bugging me for a while now. It will be a short story that will be updated whenever I have a break from college work. This popped into my head one day as I listened to 'Anywhere' by Evanescence (it's a great song, go listen to it on youtube). It's mostly the chorus verse that inspired the story :) I hope to have this written quickish (I have no labs Tues or Thurs this week so I'm done for the day those days at 10:30...wooo writing!) but I make no promises. I have bio, chem, labs for those two, calculus, and a required course where we write a 12 page paper by the end of the semester, so...yeah :)

Disclaimer: The song belongs to Evanescence, the first few lines and the characters to S. Meyer.


Dear, my love, haven't you wanted to be with me and,

Dear, my love, haven't you longed to be free;

I can't keep pretending that I don't even know you when,

At sweet night, you are my own.

Take my hand.

We're leaving here tonight;

There's no need to tell anyone;

They'd only hold us down;

So by the morning's light,

We'll be halfway to anywhere;

Where love is more than just your name.

I have dreamt of a place for you and I,

No one knows who we are there;

All I want is to give my life only to you;

I've dreamt so long, I cannot dream anymore,

Let's run away, I'll take you there.

We're leaving here tonight;

There's no need to tell anyone;

They'd only hold us down;

So by the morning's light,

We'll be halfway to anywhere;

Where no one needs a reason.

Forget this life,

Come with me,

Don't look back, you're safe now;

Unlock your heart,

Drop your guard,

No one's left to stop you;

Forget this life,

Come with me,

Don't look back, you're safe now;

Unlock your heart,

Drop your guard,

No one's left to stop you now.

We're leaving here tonight;

There's no need to tell anyone;

They'd only hold us down;

So by the morning's light,

We'll be halfway to anywhere;

Where love is more than just your name.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah

Anywhere~Evanescence


He thought for a minute. "All right. Forget time limits. If you want me to be the one—then you'll just have to meet one condition."

"Condition?" My voice went flat. "What condition?"

His eyes were cautious—he spoke slowly. "Marry me first." (New Moon, paperback edition page 540).

I froze. Marry Edward? Was he being serious? I looked at him, the picture of serious. I looked at my hands, thinking. Okay, so my mom may have taught me that marrying young was something you just didn't do. And dad certainly wasn't a fan of Edward's right now…if ever. But, I did want him to change me. And…marriage was something I knew he took seriously. We had talked about marriage as an abstract concept once, before the party. I smiled.

"You're proposing all wrong." I said, somehow managing to keep a straight face.

Edward stared at me in shock for a second before a smile graced his features. He stood, reaching into his pocket. As he pulled out his hand, he knelt beside the bed. "Isabella Marie Swan, I love you more than words can tell. I want you with me for forever, every single day of forever. Will you marry me?"

I smiled as he showed me the ring. It was absolutely gorgeous. "Yes." I whispered, and he slipped the ring onto my finger.

"A perfect fit…" he murmured, almost too quietly for me to hear. "This was my mother's ring." He said, slightly louder.

My smile grew. "Then I love it even more. It's perfect."

Edward kissed me once. Twice. "Sleep, my love. We'll talk more in the morning."