A/N: Well folks this is it. The final chapter. I'm sad to see it end but super excited that I actually finished my second story. More note at the end.
Chapter 10: We Have Forever
After we got cleaned up and changed, we made our way downstairs to head to the Cullen's house. There is no way I am ever letting Quil out of my sight. I was so afraid when Victoria showed up at the campsite. I thought I would never see him again. I can't live without him.
I was anxious to see how Leah was doing. I hate myself because she got hurt protecting me. Thankfully though, no one else was seriously injured. Our biggest problem right now is the newest imprint situation. I'm not weary because he's a vampire. I mean, who am I to judge? His diet is the only thing I'm worried about. I have faith though. Carlisle will have him veggie in no time.
I'm happy Leah gets her happily ever after. She deserves it. I just hope our bozo brothers behave themselves. And learn to respect what the fates have deemed destiny. I'll have Emmett and Jasper eat the shit out of them. I had to laugh at the mental pictures. I had just finished putting my shoes on when I felt a pair of arms snake around my waist. My heaven.
"What are you giggling at Angel?" He started kissing up my neck causing me to giggle even more.
"The mental pictures of Em and Jazz smacking you boys if you give Leah and Riley a hard time. I won't hesitate." He stiffened momentarily and then sighed.
"I promise I'll try to be understanding, but I can't say the same for the others. It's just not right." I whipped around and glared at him.
"What's that supposed to mean? You don't think she deserves to be happy? Forget about species for a minute! They're just two people who fell for each other. Why should it matter if it's unconventional. I love you don't I?" I was getting slightly aggravated.
"Baby calm down." I jumped out of his hold and stood to leave. I wasn't going to sit here and listen to him trash the relationship.
"I'm not going to calm down! What is the big deal? They LOVE each other. Shouldn't that be all that matters?" I had tears falling down my eyes. He stood up to grab me in a hug. I tried fighting him but had no luck.
"Please stop yelling at me and listen." I took a deep breath and just waited.
"Of course she deserves love. Everyone does. My only fear is him hurting her. His venom could kill her if there was ever an accident. Vampires and werewolves were never supposed to be together. Enemies remember." I had calmed down and was letting him hold me.
"But haven't we proven that enemies can coexist together? I mean, look at our family." I was pleading with him through my eyes to understand.
"I know sweetheart and that's why I'm going to try and keep and open mind." I couldn't help myself. I pulled his lips to mine and kissed him hard.
"I love you Quil Ateara." He pulled me in for another kiss then released me.
"I love you more. Now. Let's go see the family." I just rolled my eyes at him as he grabbed my hand and bounded out the door.
When we got to the Cullen's house, we realized we were the first one's there. As we pulled into the driveway, we were attacked by a pixie. When she finally released us, we saw the rest of the gang show up. Most everyone else just ran. Everyone exchanged pleasantries and headed inside. It got quiet when Riley came down the stairs with Carlisle.
"Oh please you guys." I walked up to Riley and gave him a hug. He hesitated at first and then returned it. When I pulled away I saw the smile on my adoptive father's face and smiled back. My wolf family on the other hand let a few growls slip. I turned and glared at them. Quil just shook his head. He knew what was coming.
"You boys have a problem with my new brother? No? You forget that he saved Leah's ass out there." Embry was the first to say something.
"But Bells, he's a v..." I cut him off quickly.
"Don't you dare say vampire if you value your man parts. The Cullen's are vampire too last time I checked. Now the next one who says anything negative gets the shit beat out of them. Understood?" Most of them just looked scared. Paul though couldn't resist.
"Little sis, trying to beat us will only result in you hurting yourself. How is that punishment for us?" I scowled at him and he actually shrank back.
"That's where I come in." Leah smacked him on the head and came to stand by Riley and I. Her leg was still in a splint so Riley put his arm around her to help her steady herself.
"Now. Riley. Welcome to the family." I hugged him again and could see the shock on his face.
"Family. Thank you Bella." I released him and hugged Leah as I bounced through the crowd of shocked boys.
"Alright everyone. Dinner's ready. Come and get it." That's all it took to snap them all back to reality. I just shook my head. I linked arms with Jazz and followed the crowd.
"You never cease to amaze me Bella. You have one of the biggest hearts I have ever seen." I kissed him on the cheek and took my seat between Quil and Seth.
Dinner was filled with laughter and good times. This was my family. It didn't matter what we were. We loved each other. Yes we would fight and bicker but we would always come back together as a family. When we had all finished, we made our way to the family room. Sam called the groups attention.
"Alright everyone, calm down. I have a few things I need to say. Jared get off of Bella and let her breath." I was currently pinned under the big oaf who was using me as a human chair.
"But she's comfy." He started to wiggle only crushing me more. Everyone started to laugh.
"Jared Woods get off your sister!" Thank you Mom!
"Yes mamn." As soon as he was off of me, I jumped on his back and started giving him a nougy.
"Bella, get off your brother." Sam was just rolling his eyes and laughing at our display. Paul pulled me off and dropped me in Quil's lap.
"Lose something?" I stuck my tongue out at Paul and huffed.
"Now if the children are done, Sam can continue." Esme shot us all glares causing Brady and Colling to giggle only to get a glare in return.
"Sorry momma." She kissed them both on the cheeks and shook her head.
"The first thing I need to say is how proud I am of all of you. You fought hard and never have up. We all worked together and kept everyone alive. That leads me to my next thing. Riley. I want to thank you." Everyone looked at him like he had grown another head.
"Without you, Leah may not be here which could have caused us great heartache. It may have also caused us to lose something else very important to us. The heart of the pack." He looked right at me when he said this. I couldn't help the tear that slipped. I got up and gave my big brother a hug.
"I will always be in your debt. I promise you will always be welcome in my home. Welcome to the family." Leah launched herself at him at his point. He just laughed and pulled us both into a hug.
"Thank you Sam. I am honored to stand by your side. Leah is my life now and you don't have to worry about me ever hurting her." He smiled as Leah went to sit with him again and snuggled into his side.
"Now the last bit of business. The treaty." Carlisle nodded to him and stood.
"Yes. We appreciate that you allowed us on your land. We will stick to our side again. No worries." He shook Sam's hand.
"Actually, I was going to tell you that we have rewritten it." Carlisle looked at him confused for a minute.
"You and your family are welcome on our land anytime. Still no biting humans but we can't keep family apart. Brother." Carlisle looked like he wanted to cry.
After Sam's little announcement, we all broke off into our own groups. I stood there smiling at my family for a minute and headed to get some fresh air outside. I was leaning on the banister of the balcony just enjoying the breeze when I heard the door open and close.
"Hey Pretty Lady." I snuggled into his warmth as he wrapped his arms around me.
"Hey Crazy Q." He kissed my head and pulled me closer.
"I love you Quil. More than I ever imagined possible. I can't wait to spend forever with you." I kissed him hard and pulled back to look into his eyes.
"I've always loved you."
A/N: Well what did you think? Please review. It's the end and I want lot's of love. Be sure to put me on author alert. I've got some new stuff coming. Thank you all for the support. I couldn't do it without you!