And finally... the epilogue! Yay! So, I wrote this whole thing in ten days. I'm really surprised. It was originally only meant to be a one shot so that it's this long is crazy. Anyway, I've enjoyed the ride and I hope you have too.
One year and one week later
"Are you sure won't reconsider?" Aro asked for perhaps the dozenth time today before kissing my cheek with a sad sigh. He already knew the answer. "Of course not. But, an old man can hope, can't he?"
"Yes, he can hope but I'm young and I want to explore this world. I will visit," I promised him, stepping back from his slight embrace.
Aro, though totally insane, was not a totally bad person. I could see why Carlisle stayed with him. He could be funny and charming. Yet, still totally crazy. I never liked the rest of the Volturi, but he was not a bad person to know.
"Ah, well, I do hope those days come quickly," he patted my hand as he led me towards the crowd. He had pulled me to the side to talk to me, always the most interested in my gift. Edward had explained to me that if Aro could convince me to join the guard that he would want me to be his personal guard, along with little Jane. He considered it a place of honor.
The idea that two little girls would have to protect an ancient and very powerful vampire was rather funny to me.
"Such an interesting choice in wedding jewelry," he commented slowly, looking down at the new, real, wedding bands that adorn my finger. The one from Russia still sat proudly on my right hand, but these were very special. The memory of the day he purposed sprang happily to mind.
Edward decided it was time to take me to Rome. We had been here, in Italy, for half a year and I had yet to see it. We decided to make a weekend of it, just the two of us. We had to hide in the hotel during the days, but that didn't matter to us. We had plenty to keep us busy.
"What a beautiful night," I commented as we walked through the empty plaza. It was just after four in the morning and there wasn't a soul in sight. It was too early for some and too late for others, but it was the perfect time for us. It was our time.
"It is," Edward agreed with a slight smile, squeezing my left hand gently. "Come make a wish with me?" He asked, nodding his head towards the Trevi fountain. I giggled at the cheesiness of it all, how stereotypical it all was, but it was still fun so I nodded my head in agreement. "You know, there are several traditions revolving the throwing of coins into the fountain."
"Oh, are there?" I smiled as he pulled a few coins out of his pocket and jingled them in his hand. .
"Yes. A single coin is suppose to ensure your return to Rome," he dropped a little silver coin into the palm of my hand. "A second is suppose to ensure a romance," he dropped another coin, looking directly into my eyes.
"I don't think we need to throw two coins," I teased him, running my thumb over the coins as I felt the slight weight.
"No, I think you're right about that. But, we may want to throw three," he said smoothly, a little smile dancing in the corner of his golden eyes.
"Oh, and why is that?" I asked a bit too saucily, in the mood to tease and goad him for some reason. I had to admit it that I liked it when Edward was rough with me. He was always so gentle, it was a nice change.
"Because, the third ensures a marriage," he said, dropping a single silver ring into the palm of my hand.
"What's this?" I asked, forgetting about the coins and bringing the ring up to look at it. It was tiny but beautiful, simple in it's elegance. The single globe of gemstone was a light honey amber, swirling and shining with color. It matched the color of Edward's eyes perfectly.
"It's so we don't have to pretend anymore," Edward said as he dropped down on one knee in front of me. He took my left hand and gently removed the 'fake' wedding bands that adorned it and slipped it onto my right. He took the amber ring and slipped it onto my left ring finger. "Isabella, marry me?"
"Yes!" I squealed, wrapping my arms around his neck tightly and kissing him furiously. He happily laughed, picking me up and swirling me around like I was a child. "Oh! Edward! Yes! I love you!"
"I love you too," he smiled like a fool and kissed me again.
We barely made it back to the hotel.
"It does match your eyes beautifully though," Aro said, cutting into the memory.
"Thank you," I smiled as we came closer to my family. Edward looked slightly nervous but as soon as he saw me, his face lightened slightly.
He was so beautiful in his simple linen white pants and white button down shirt. It was unbuttoned down to the center of his chest, his skin sparkling in the sunlight. Everyone sparkled, but he seemed to be the most beautiful. "I have come to return your wife," Aro said in a cheerful voice, passing my hand off to Edward's. "You two have a lovely honeymoon. I must return to business as usual. Ah, how I do love a happy ending! They are so rare."
"Thank you for coming, my dear friend," Carlisle said, hugging Aro gently as if he would break.
"You look so pretty!" Heidi practically squealed for the fifth time, pulling me out of Edward's grip and hugging me again. Her gorgeous amber eyes sparkled with happiness and she couldn't contain herself.
In the time that I had gotten to know Heidi we had become good friends and she decided this life was for her. She was going to join the Cullen's when they left and attend school. She wasn't sure what she wanted to study. She wanted to know everything about a world she had been in for so long but knew so little about.
We wouldn't be returning to the family though for a full six months, taking a long honeymoon to travel all over Eurasia.
"Do you mind?" Edward said, practically yanking me out of her arms and making me laugh. "I'd like to kiss my beautiful wife."
"Well, fine... if you must," Heidi teased as Edward dipped me back, kissing me forcefully against the mouth. Any teasing was gone as I felt his fingers tangle with my hair, his cool slick tongue sweeping over my top lip. An eruption of cat calls, whoops and clapping around us, causing us to open our eyes and realize that we were not alone.
"Okay, I think these two need to leave before we get a show," Jasper announced, almost in true Emmett style. Edward rolled his eyes but couldn't contain his smile as he squeezed my waist.
"I think my brother might be right," he agreed in a husky whisper that sent shivers down my spine. I had a feeling I would be hearing that a lot over the next couple of months. Years, decades, and hopefully centuries...
There was a plane waiting for us on a private airstrip as the sun began to sink beneath the horizon. There was also a pilot, a human one, waiting for us to take us to our first destination. London, England.
But my mind was not on foggy London with Big Ben and crown jewels. It was on the man pressing me back against the bed in the private cabin.
"I have been wanting to do this all day," he said in a growl as he pulled the shoulder of my sun dress down, his mouth latching onto my neck.
"What? You didn't get your fill of me two nights ago?" I teased, bending my knees so I could lift my hips off the bed. His hands immediately went to the shirt of my dress and pushed it upwards.
"I will never ever get my fill of you," he said in a growl, pulling my pretty panties off without a single look at them. I actually liked those, I thought with a pout. He was messing with the wrong vampire if he thought I was going to let him get away with that.
I flipped us over, taking control as my tongue dragged over his skin. "Tell me what you want," I said, repeating the same words to him he said to me that very first night when I was a human. I knew it would get a reaction out of him.
"I want you," he groaned almost automatically, his Adam's apple bobbing as he swallowed hard. I don't even think he realized what I was doing right now, and I loved that. I loved that I could take the cool and controlled Edward for a wild ride that he could not predict.
"Tell me to take you," I growled against his ear, nipping at it playfully. I could feel the slight rumble of his chest as he chuckled when he finally figured it out, but it died out quickly as I grounded my now bare center against his very thin linen pants.
"Bella, take me," he said breathlessly, pushing his hands underneath the fabric and grabbing my hips tightly. I'm surprised his erection didn't pop out of those pants, just rip a hole right through them. I would have loved that, to see that I had that effect on him.
I licked and kissed my way downwards, down his jaw and over the smooth skin of his neck. I stopped there, dragging my nose over his flesh just to feel him. His skin was perfection, soft and smooth. "Tell me to bite you," I nipped at his neck, making him jump with surprise and moan with pleasure.
"Isabella, bite me, please..." He begged as his fingers dug into my hips, almost painfully so.
I sat up slowly, looking down at my beautiful vampire. No pretending, nothing false. He was mine and I was his. He was my La tua cantante. His passion and devotion called me to him, attracted me to him. It made me want him And I knew without a single doubt in my mind that he wanted me as well.
So, I bit him, giving him exactly what he wanted knowing when he bit me that he gave me exactly what I needed.
I needed him and only him because I loved him, with all my heart.
Ah, yes... I know it's cheesy but it's fluff! It's suppose to be! I had fun writing it though. I sort of miss updating every day. I wish I could with all my stories. Real life though, blah.
No, no sequel. Not even if you beg. Sorry.
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Oh, and to let you know I'll be posting a two shot co written with the wonderful person who made this fic possible- Nollie Marie- on Christmas eve and Christmas. Keep a look out for it! It's fluff and smut... exactly what we girls do best lol.
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