And here it is, the final epilogue for this story!
I wrote this epilogue to give you readers an idea of what happened after the final chapter. I also wanted to write the official ending in the epilogue.
I hope you like it!
It's odd how unpredictable life can be. As a vampire I always thought that I could decide how I wanted my life to be. I was impossibly fast and strong and I had my family.
Even though this life wasn't the best, I had accepted it and just lived from day to day. After Renesmee was born I thought I had experienced it all: how wrong I was. How could I have thought that Emmett would go through what he went through? The thought of my husband as a weak human made me wince.
I was in our garden looking at Esme's roses when I felt two arms snaking around my waist from behind. I closed my eyes and smiled when Emmett kissed me on my temple.
'How was hunting?' I asked as Emmett started to rock us back and forth.
'The usual, it would have been way better if you were there,' Emmett answered as he planted a kiss on my lips.
I turned around to look at my husband. How I had missed those golden eyes of him, his strong arms and that healthy smile. 'Odd to think that you were a human one week ago,' I said as I wrapped my arms around his neck.
Emmett chuckled. 'Well Angel, I'm glad that's all over. I never knew I could miss my vampire body so much,' Emmett shook his head. 'The pain and weakness a human body can endure is pathetic.'
'The whole situation was pathetic,' I shook my head.
'Well, I officially have the body of a twenty-one years old,' Emmett grinned.
'It would be nice if you would act like one,' a voice chuckled.
Emmett and I both looked up to see our family standing in the doorway. By the smirk on his face I could see that Edward was the one making that comment.
I let my arms fall. I wanted to make a comment back but Emmett beat me.
'Still a bit upset about losing our wrestling match, Eddikins?' Emmett winked at me. 'Come on bro, I'll be less tough on you next time.'
The whole family laughed as we enjoyed the fact that Emmett was back again. The sun was finally shining again and everyone was enjoying life again.
'Oh Emmett,' Esme said softly as she came over to hug her eldest son. 'I'm so happy you're back and healthy again,' she said as she kissed his cheek.
'Well everyone, the protector is back so you don't have to be scared anymore,' Emmett laughed as he tensed his muscles.
'That's true, Emmett, that's true,' I whispered as I hugged my husband close to me. 'You're back and I will never let you go again.'
It felt odd to be vampire again. I couldn't imagine myself as a human. I was so used to this body, that being a human just killed me. My change back was the worst pain I could've ever imagined, but I knew I had to endure it.
I had convinced Rosalie to go hunting without me. She was overprotective over me since my change and I couldn't blame her. I would've been the same in her place, maybe even worse.
I smiled at the thought of my Rose. She had fought for my life, she had been through rough moments to save me. She truly loved me – not that I ever doubted her love for me. I owed her so much. She was the most important person in my life.
I bowed down and picked one of Esme's red roses. I smell the rose and a sweet scent filled my nose. It reminded me of Rosalie, but I also had to think of Arilyn. She had done so much for me, she was truly my guardian Angel.
'Arilyn,' I whispered. 'I might never see you again, but I want you to know that I'm very thankful for your help. Without you I might have never survived in that human body as long as I did. I just can't tell you how thankful I am.' I wondered if she had heard my words. And as I kept wondering a small rose-leaf snapped.
Yes, she had heard me.
I came home from my hunting trip, excited to see my husband again. I'm not going to lie, yes I was scared that something would happen again to him. But you couldn't blame me, could you? Every time I wasn't around him, I wonder if he's all right. Even though he was back in his strong vampire body again.
I stepped inside the house to see Jasper and Edward sitting on the couch. I was so thankful for my brothers. They had pulled me through this awful experience. Without them I would've probably gone crazy.
I walked over to them. 'Hey, boys,' I greeted.
Edward and Jasper looked up from their game. 'Hey, Rose,' Jasper said. 'What's up?'
I smiled. 'Nothing. Just…' I shrugged. 'Thank you.' I suddenly bowed down and hugged them close to me.
They were shocked at first, but then I felt them hugging me back.
'Thank you for everything. I love you both and you're the best brothers someone could ever ask for. Without you I would've have probably…' I didn't finish my sentence and pulled back.
'Gone insane?' Edward guessed and he and Jasper laughed as I slapped him playfully.
'Well, maybe,' I rolled my eyes. 'Where's Emmett?' I asked.
'In the garden,' Jasper answered.
I nodded. I decided to thank the rest of my family later. I walked into the garden and smiled at Emmett, who was sitting on the garden bench.
'Hey sweetheart,' Emmett grinned as he opened his arms.
I sat down on his lap and kissed him passionately. How I had missed kissing those beautiful lips of his.
After a few moments I pulled back. 'Hey honey,' I said as I brushed his dark curls out of his face. I looked into his golden eyes. Suddenly a thought disturbed me. 'You know what I wonder?'
'What, my love?' Emmett asked and he kissed the tip of my nose.
'How come your eyes are golden? I mean… I thought that you might wake up as a new born again,' I said as I looked down. 'Not that I mind,' I quickly added. 'You're way more handsome with those golden eyes of yours.'
Emmett chuckled. 'Next to you I'm just…. Emmett.'
I pushed against his chest. 'Well let me tell you something, just Emmett is very dazzling,' I winked at him and laughed when Emmett kissed me. When he pulled back I asked: 'Well, what do you think?'
Emmett shrugged. 'I don't know,' he answered. 'This whole thing is just so not logical. I mean, why did this happen in the first place? Vampires shouldn't be able to turn back into a human and then to think I was the second one to change.'
'You think Sarah is linked to you?' I asked.
Emmett shook his head. 'I honestly don't really care. I just want to forget about all of this and just move on with life.'
'Why are you so cool about it?' I frowned. 'Em, I want you to be able to be honest about your true feelings about this,' I said as I caressed his cheek.
'Rosalie, I had almost left you,' Emmett said quietly. 'I don't want to think of dying and leaving you behind on this world. I promised to always be there with you, I don't want to break that promise.'
'Oh Emmett,' I hugged him.
-A few moments later-
'You think that it would be possible for more vampires to get turned back?' I asked as I rested my head on Emmett's chest. It had already gotten dark, but Emmett and I were still sitting in the garden.
'No,' Emmett answered while he brushed his fingers through my hair.
'Why?' I asked curious. I sat up straight.
Emmett wrapped his arms around my waist. 'I believe there was a reason for me turning back. What reason? I don't know.' Emmett gazed up at the moon. 'I don't think there will ever be a full moon again without me remembering this experience.'
I followed his eyes. The moon was only half shown, but the light was bright and it made our skin sparkle.
'That's true,' I agreed. I looked back at my Emmett. 'I love you,' I whispered.
'I love you too, Angel, always have and always will,' Emmett swore as he kissed me. After he pulled back I rested my head on his chest again and we both looked at the moon.
The moon was dark and mysterious, just as Emmett's change was. We will never know the true story behind this mystery, but we had fought against it and we had won. The love Emmett and I shared was stronger than we could have possibly imagined and I believe that as long as our love shall live, we can overcome anything.
Even a Rose Can Cry is officially finished and I hope you all enjoyed reading this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
My English has improved a lot since last year so I decided to re-read this story and correct the mistakes.
I already did this for the first two chapters and prologue. I will do a few chapters a week.
I don't think I will write more stories for Twilight. Twilight is a chapter of the book I'm writing and I'm sure this book is far from finished.
I love writing and I definitely enjoyed writing for Twilight.
Thank you all for your support!
Lots of love,