A Very Cullen Christmas

By: Lost Betwixt Worlds

Disclaimer: While I own many things, Twilight is not among them .

A/N: This is the final chapter and it will be good sized.

I thank you all for joining me on this little journey and wish each and every single one of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and if you do not celebrate this particular holiday, then I wish you Happy Holidays.

I am adding a song into this chapter. It is a classic tune called 'Have Yourselves A Merry Little Christmas' and this particular version is done by Karen Carpenter.

ENJOY!

Chapter 5: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Esme had been baking and cooking like a woman possessed and since vampires didn't need sleep, she got a lot accomplished in a short amount of time.

Everyone had pitched in and helped to decorate the place and presents were plentiful under the tree.

Nessie was going to be a very spoiled little girl this Christmas .

Edward had tried to coax information out of me every chance he got and at one point had tried to push past my shield.

The only thing that got him was me landing him on his ass and Jasper smothering him in so much lethargy that he couldn't so much as raise a finger for a little over two hours.

As the time ticked down I shot Jaz a questioning look and nodded in my husbands direction.

Jasper's only reply was " I warned him Sugar."

As it got close to sundown I sent everyone off to get ready. Only telling them to 'look nice' and warning Alice to 'not over do it'.

As I gave my daughter a bath I thought about the guests that were coming and prayed that nothing would go wrong.

Alice had laid out a forest green dress dotted with small red and white snowflakes for Nessie and a soft white and blue dress for me.

Edward was dressed in black dress slacks with a soft baby blue button down oxford.

As we joined our family in the living room I decided to be nice and warn them that company was due momentarily ( I so did NOT need someone jumping to the wrong conclusion on this special night).

Everyone was dressed nicely and slightly on the casual side and even Alice had toned down her wardrobe for once.

Charlie, Renee, Phil, Sue and Billy were the first to arrive and as hugs went around Billy gave me a look that stated he knew I was up to something.

Nessie knew that her Grandma Renee and Grandpa Phil were unaware of her talents and had promised she would try to keep them in check.

Jacob and Seth were the next to arrive and Jake laughed when I questioned him as to the whereabouts of the rest of the pack.

" Relax Bells, we just thought we'd lend a hand with the 'surprise' part of this little gathering.

The look on my face must have been interesting as I tried to remember if I had mentioned who was coming to Jake.

" Talk to the Fortune Teller." was the only response I got and I suddenly realized that Alice knew more than she had admitted.

With Edward so close I didn't dare ask, but her smile said it all.

Alice knew this wouldn't go off without a little 'supernatural' help.

As the rest of the guests began to appear ( each with a wolf or two by their sides), my family looked on in amazement.

Many of the pack would slip out the back way only to reappear with another set of guests a few moments later.

Peter and Charlotte arrived and Jasper was speechless. When he glanced at me I could see the venom glistening in his eyes.

" Thank you ." he mouthed silently

I just smiled and let him feel that I was glad to make him happy.

The Denali's arrived shortly after and Carlisle was shocked.

When he questioned as to why they were there, Eleazar just smiled and said " Ask Bella."

As there was a steady stream of guests arriving, Carlisle's curiosity was held as bay.

Not long after the arrival of the Egyptian Coven, the entire pack slipped out the back door. The only thing that Jake said was ' large group' as he joined his brothers.

As everyone was getting reacquainted in the living room and being introduced to Charlie, Renee, Phil, Sue and Billy I felt a hand close around my upper arm and drag me towards the front door.

" Bella would like to explain why Aro and the rest of the Volturi are coming up the drive?" asked my husband with a hint of anger in his voice.

" Relax Edward" I said calmly placing my hand on his chest " they are here because I invited them."

" Woman have you lost your mind ?"

" No Edward I have not 'lost my mind' as you so eloquently put it. I have invited them because I believe in letting bygones be bygones."

I was trying hard not to let myself get mad as I didn't want to ruin the party that had just barely gotten started.

Taking a breath I forced myself to be calm.

" Edward this was Nessie's wish. She wanted everyone to be with us including the Volturi. She wanted her family."

I opened my shield to allow Edward access to the conversation that I had had with our daughter only two days ago.

As Edward watched my memory our little girl slipped her hand into her father's and simply showed him how happy she was that Santa had granted her request.

" You have got courage my love I'll give you that." he said as he placed a chaste kiss on my lips. " But I think it might be prudent to warn Carlisle and the others so a fight doesn't break out."

As I stepped back into the living room Carlisle smiled at me and simply said "Consider us warned."

Gotta love enhanced hearing

The air was thick with tension as Aro and the others entered, but as each saw that the other meant no harm the tension melted away and soon everyone was laughing and enjoying the party.

Esme had prepared more than enough food to satisfy even the Pack and Jane and Seth were actually carrying on a civil conversation.

Alec was entertaining Nessie by making a light fog appear and disappear and Marcus was actually laughing as he chatted with Phil.

Dimitri caught Gianna under the Mistletoe on more than one occasion and her face flushed a bright red each time he kissed her soundly.

Everyone was getting along splendidly and then Alice announced it was time for presents.

Apparently Alice had taken it upon herself to make sure that there was something for everyone and that each had brought something to exchange.

I drifted towards the back picture window and watched as snow began to fall covering the ground in a white blanket.

My daughter's hand slipping into mine alerted me to her presence and I knelt down to hug her.

" Are you happy with what Santa sent you my sweet angel?" I asked her softly.

" Yes momma it's the best present ever."

JPOV:

I was not sure how Bella had managed to pull all of this off, but I certainly was never going to question that girl again.

My family from before I had joined the Cullen's was here for something other than a crisis and I couldn't have been happier.

I had a beautiful wife, a family that made me feel like I was important, a niece who was growing like a weed and a sister who had the purest of hearts.

Looking around I realized just how lucky I truly was.

Suddenly I heard a gentle voice singing and was once again amazed when I saw that it was Bella.

Christmas future is far away,

Christmas past is past.

Christmas present is here today,

bringing joy that lasts.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

let your heart be light.

From now on our troubles will be out of sight.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas

make the yuletide gay.

From now on our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,

Happy golden days of yore.

Faithful friends who are dear to us

Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together,

If the fates allow.

Hang a your shining star upon the highest cloud,

And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

Faithful friends who are dear to us,

Gather near to us once more.

Through the years we all will be together,

If the fates allow.

Hang your shining star above the highest cloud.

And have yourselves a merry little Christmas now.

As Bella ended the song I realized that the only emotions prevalent in the room were awe and love for this slip of a girl who had braved the wrath of family and friends to bring us all together.

Bella had chanced putting Vampires, Wolves and humans in the same room and counted on each keeping themselves in check so as not to ruin the night she had put together.

This woman had so much love to give and she was giving it all to us.

Edward had slipped his arms around her waist as she sang with Nessie standing in front of her and when she had finished he kissed his wife soundly as we all looked on.

As he released her from the kiss he whispered

" I love you Isabella Marie Cullen."

" I love you Edward."

Looking out at her family and friends she shouted

" MERRY CHRISTMAS !"

To which we all responded back just as loudly

" MERRY CHRISTMAS! "

The End

And so dear friends we leave the Cullens and their guests to enjoy the holiday with Cheer, Joy, Love and Good Will towards all.

May your Christmas be filled with Love and Happiness.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday's from my family to yours

Love

Robbin aka Lost Betwixt Worlds