Previously…

More tears streamed from my eyes, and down my cheeks as he opened a small, black box for me. I looked at that gorgeous ring and saw everything: our past, our start of how we met, our friendships, our battles with rape, anger management, cutting; our present, our tour with our family, all of our amazing fans and friends; and our future, a house, a babies, a family full of love and hope. I knew there were more challenges to overcome, especially getting married in the public eye. But I knew that we could get through all of it with Edward on my side.

So of course I said yes!

I hugged and kissed him tightly, and multicolored confetti rained down on all of us.

A/N: Last chapter of Spotlight! I just want to thank all of you guys from the bottom of my heart, for putting up with, loving, sharing, tweeting, and everything else for this story for the past 5 years! Wow, 5 YEARS since I first published the first chapter based on something I just created in my head! And now here we are! And just to let you know, there WILL BE A SEQUEL! An unnamed sequel, but a sequel at best! And I'm so excited! Ok, I'll have to stop before I start crying! Have fun reading!

Songs used: "Mama's Song"- Carrie Underwood

"See You Again"- Carrie Underwood

December 2020

Mama, you taught me to do the right things.

So, now you have to let your baby fly.

You've given me everything that I will need.

To make it through this crazy thing called life.

And I know you watched me grow up,

and only want what's best for me.

And I think I found the answer to your prayers.

It was time for Emmett and Rose's wedding. We'd decided to have our weddings in order, since it was only fair. Rose wanted a dramatic, artsy, over-the-top kind of wedding, and Emmett didn't mind, since he wanted to invite the whole world to see!

Rose's dress was beautiful. And it fit her, because it made her feel like a queen. It basically looked like a giant, white cupcake, with a small bust that overflowed into frills all the way down in layers. Rose's hair was pinned up into a bun, with a few tendrils framing her face. Her makeup was kept simple; she didn't want it to take away from the dress.

And he Is good, so good.

He treats your little girl,

like a real man should.

He is good, SO good.

He makes promises he keeps.

No, he's never gonna leave.

So, don't you worry about me.

Don't you worry about me.

Walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid with my fiancé on my arm made me excited for my own wedding. Next August was the date, and we were already excited.

Tears sprung my eyes as Alice and Jasper walked down the aisle. Their wedding was right before ours, next April. Alice saw me and smiled brightly.

Mama, there's no way you'll ever lose me.

Giving me away is not goodbye.

As you watch me walk down to my future,

I hope tears of joy are in your eyes.

As everyone stood up when Rose and Carlisle took their turn, I had more trouble keeping my mascara intact. Rose had asked Carlisle to walk her down the aisle because he'd been in our lives the most as a father figure. He'd been so surprised, but he smiled and said yes.

Even Emmett had tears in his eyes when he and Rose said their vows in front of the Lord.

April 2021

Alice was so nervous about her own wedding even more than Rose's.

I sat her down, "Alice, calm down."

"I can't calm down! There's so much to do still! We have to make sure the gospel choir is set up right, the dresses are pressed, the reception—" she flitted around and up and down the living room of our house.

"Alice!" I laughed, "Jesus! Come here!" I hugged her small body. "Everything will be fine."

"What if I'm not a good wife?" she mumbled in my shoulder. "What if I don't want kids right after?"

"That doesn't matter. Jasper loves you for you. And you guys have been through so much together, and he knows you and how you feel about everything. It'll be ok, amazing."

"Thanks, Bella."

Cause, he is good, so good.

And, he treats your little girl,

like a real man should.

He is good, SO good.

He makes promises he keeps.

No, he's never gonna leave.

So, don't you worry about me.

Don't you worry about me.

Alice's dress was a lot more girly and frilly than Rose's, which was fine, because it was so her! And since it was an April wedding, it gave Alice a chance to show off her legs. The dress was mid-thigh, silk on the bust, and white frills on the rest of the way. There was a little bowtie around the middle, which made it even cuter.

Alice and Jasper invited everyone, but not as much as Rose and Em did.

Carlisle walked Alice down the aisle as he did Rose, and I cried again!

August 2021

And when I watch my baby grow up,

I'll only want what's best for her.

And I hope she'll find,

the answer to my prayers.

And that she'll say...

He is good, so good.

And he treats your little girl,

like a real man should.

He is good, SO good.

He makes promises he keeps.

No, he's never gonna leave.

So, don't you worry about me.

Don't you worry about me.

"It's so surreal, you know?" Rose basked.

"Yeah," I smiled.

"I mean, just yesterday, you were being born, just learning how to walk. I fed you, changed your diapers, taught you how to ride a bike." She sniffled, and I turned to her. Tears started to well in her eyes, which made me cry, "And then you went through all that crap with Edward and Jake, and therapy, and now my baby, baby sister is getting married! I can't believe it!"

"Aw, Rose!" I sniffled, and gave her a hug, "Mom and Dad gave me life, and they were the best parents, but you gave me everything I ever needed. You're like my second mom!"

We laughed tearfully and hugged again.

"I'm just worried that you won't need me after. Cause, you have Edward and the band, and everyone else," Rose said.

"No, I'll still need you. You're still my big sister, and I love you, always."

Mama, don't you worry about me.

Don't you worry about me.

~oOo~

My Chiffon strapless dress was just elegant and simple. It was fitted to my body and had a trail on the back. Along the path of my left side, to my right, and down, were patterns of white flowers that stopped at my feet. Those intricate patterns made it harder to walk in, considering I was looking down at it when I first tried it on. My hair, which grew out to medium length, would be left down. Alice helped accentuate my natural curls. I wanted to wear my Converse underneath my dress, since no one would see my feet, but again, Alice and I got into a 2-day fight over heels versus Converse. We agreed on heels for the ceremony and Converse for the reception. Just like the New Year's Eve party in 2007.

"You ok?" Carlisle asked me.

I nodded nervously. I shook my shaking hands out.

"I don't know if I told you this, but I'm so proud of you and my son."

I looked up as Carlisle took my hand.

"I know I've been hard on you forever, but I'm glad you're here, alive, with us as a family. He," he nodded toward Edward in the next room, "was lost without you. And I pushed him into doing what I thought was right. But I was wrong, you are what's right for him."

Tears spilled over my eyes, and my future father-in-law wiped them away with his other hand, smiling. I sniffled and gave him a hug.

"I love you, Carlisle," I cried into his shoulder.

He chuckled and rubbed my back. "Love you, too, sweetheart."

The doors started to open, and I wiped the last of my tears away and held on tight to Carlisle's arm. On the way, my breathing started to race as everyone's eyes were on me. I'd forgotten my inhaler back home! I could sing in front of a crowd of screaming fans, but I had problems walking down the aisle for my future husband. Great. I spent so much time thinking everything over, that I almost tripped on my dress. Everyone gasped, and I blushed a deep red.

Edward held me up before I could hit the ground. I looked up and saw bright, green eyes.

"Hey, Bella!" Rose hissed and we looked to her throwing an inhaler towards me. I caught it, and inhaled the medicine deeply. I exhaled a sigh of relief, "Thank you."

"You alright?" Edward caressed my face.

I sniffled and nodded. "Yeah," I turned to our guests, "Sorry."

They laughed a bit, and then we got back to the reception.

~oOo~

To close up the year, our huge family decided to come together for one, last song. We all pitched in with writing, developing, producing, and mixing it all together, so everyone had a job to do. Emmett pitched in on the drums, and Jasper and I played co-leads on guitar. Even Kate came in to play bass for us.

We also had Edward and Carlisle direct a video for the song. It didn't even feel like work to us, just fun and laughs and just celebrating our love for each other and music.

We'd decided that we wanted to thank our fans, every single one of them for each of our acts, for supporting us from day one. Especially, Edward and I. I just felt eternally grateful and humbled by my experience with him and we knew that this was where we were meant to be.

[Bold: Boys; Italics: girls; Underline: all]

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [2x]

Bella: Said goodbye, turned around

And you were gone, gone, gone

Faded into the setting sun,

Slipped away

Rose: But I won't cry

Cause I know I'll never be lonely

For you are the stars to me,

You are the light I follow

[Chorus:]

I will see you again, whoa

This is not where it ends

I will carry you with me, oh

'Til I see you again

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [2x]

Alice: I can hear those echoes in the wind at night

Calling me back in time

Back to you

Bella & Rose: In a place far away

Where the water meets the sky

The thought of it makes me smile

You are my tomorrow

[Chorus:]

I will see you again, whoa

This is not where it ends

I will carry you with me, oh

'Til I see you again

Edward: Sometimes I feel my heart is breaking

But I stay strong and I hold on cause I know

Jasper: I will see you again, whoa

This is not where it ends

Rose: I will carry you with me, yeah, yeah

[Outro:]

I will see you again, whoa

This is not where it ends

I will carry you with me, oh

'Til I see you again.

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh [2x]

Jasper: 'Til I see you again,

[Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh]

Alice: 'Til I see you again, whoa

Rose: 'Til I see you again,

Bella: Said goodbye turned around

And you were gone, gone, gone.

A/N: The dresses are on my profile, near the story continues in the Spotlight Unnamed Sequel! Help me come up with a title?