Twenty years later age 53
I walked downstairs and picked up my purse off the dining room table. I looked up the stairs and saw Edward coming down in a pair of black pants and a black shirt. The man is trying to kill me.
"Are you trying to kill me?" I chuckled.
"Nope," he smirked. "You, my love, look fabulous."
"Thanks, love," I chuckled before I kissed him. "We had better get going or Kate is going to be pissed off."
"She does have your temper," he chuckled as we went out to the garage.
It's hard to believe that my daughter is getting married today. It seems like just yesterday I was taking her to her first day of school. I cringe a little when I think about how her and Garrett's first year of school went. I spent a year going through chemo. I was in and out of the hospital. Finally after a year, I went back into remission. It was hard for them to see me so sick. I lost nearly fifty pounds, my hair fell out again. I nearly died from pneumonia again. They were strong and tried to help me as much as they could. Mostly they would climb in my bed and watch movies and read to me. I started teaching them how to play the cello. Garrett hated it but Kate loved it. She is a classical cellist with the Seattle symphony. I love to watch her play. Garrett followed in mine and Edward's footsteps. He became a doctor. He and his wife, Sarah, joined my practice when they graduated from medical school a year ago. I know Carlisle would have loved to see Garrett in action. Carlisle passed away from a stroke five years ago. Esme passed away from grief three months later. We all miss them. They were our rock.
We pulled up in front of the church and made our way back to the bridal suite. Edward waited with Emmett, Jasper, and Ben while I joined all the girls inside. I walked in and saw my daughter looking beautiful in her wedding dress. Alice, Rose and Angela were sitting in the back of the room watching Kate get groomed by Annabeth, who was six months pregnant, Lilly, who was balancing a three months old girl on her hip, Sarah and Rayne. I went over and grabbed the baby from Lilly.
"Hey, Esme," I whispered as I kissed the baby. I looked up at Kate. "You look beautiful. Brennan is a lucky man."
"Thanks, Mom," she whispered thought her tear filled eyes. "Is Dad ready to give me away?"
"Nope," he said from the door. "I'll walk you down the isle and I'll let Brennan marry you but you will always be my little girl."
"Forever, Daddy," she whispered.
We made our way out to the church and found out seats. A few minutes later, I watched Edward walk our daughter down the isle. He let his tears fall as he placed her hand in his. He came over and sat next to me. He wrapped his arm around me and I let my tears fall. My baby was grown. She had turned into a beautiful caring, woman. I looked over at Garrett who was serving as Brennan's best man. He winked at Sarah, who ducked her head and blushed. He had become a good man. He worked hard and loved Sarah with his whole heart. As mother, that's all I could ask for.
Twenty years later age 73
I was laying in my hospital bed with my eyes closed. My breathing was swallow. I had been fighting against the leukemia again. I longed to see my Edward again. He has been gone for three years. Each day, I found it harder and harder to keep fighting. I missed my friends. Slowly over the last seven years, they left me. First Emmett went, then Ben, Alice, Rose, Jasper and Angela. Edward was the last to go. I had held on for three year. I wanted to be strong for my babies. I felt someone grab my hand. I opened my eyes and looked over to see Garrett and Kate sitting next to my bed. Sarah and Brennan, were hugging my grandchildren, Charlie, and Reneesme who were fourteen and sixteen.
"Mom, can you hear me?" whispered Kate through her tears.
"Yes," I whispered.
"It's ok to let go now. Daddy's waiting for you," whispered Kate.
"He is?" I asked. "I miss him."
"I know you do, Mom. He's waiting for you in the meadow," whispered Garrett through his tears. "We love you, Mom. We will always love you."
"I love you too, baby," I whispered as I closed my eyes again. I felt my chest move once more before I faded into the darkness.
I looked around and saw that I was in the meadow again. I stood up and looked at myself. I was wearing my wedding dress. I reached up and felt my head and felt my long brown hair. I heard people chuckling behind me. I turned and saw Emmett, Rose, Jasper, Alice, Ben, Angela, Garrett, Kate and Edward. They all looked like they did when we were eighteen years old. I ran over and jumped into Edward's waiting arms. I wrapped my arms and legs around him and kissed him softly.
"I was starting to think you weren't ever coming," whispered Edward.
"I was scared to let them go," I whispered.
"I know. That's why I told them it was ok," whispered Edward.
"I should have known," I chuckled as I looked at the others. "I am dead, right?"
"This time you are dead," chuckled Garrett. "You look beautiful for a dead girl."
"You look ok," I chuckled.
"Gee, thanks, sister," he chuckled. "It looks like the leukemia finally got you."
"Yep, third time was a charm," I whispered. "At least we are finally together again."
"Forever," said Garrett.
"And ever," chuckled Kate.
"And ever," chuckled Emmett.
"And ever," said Rose.
"And ever," said Jasper.
"And ever," said Ben.
"And ever," squealed Alice.
"And ever," laughed Angela.
"And ever," whispered Edward. "Let's go home, love."
He wrapped his arm around my waist as we followed the others into the bright light. We would be together forever. A family once again.
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