Chapter 17

It may not have been easy but I love my life

My life since Jared imprinted on my was definitely interesting. I love Jared more everyday. Looking at our children and knowing they have a great life ahead of them. Embry and Aiyanna got married last yea and are expecting their first baby. Jacy and Makayla are doing great and have two children and one more on the way. cant believe Jared and I are going to be grandparents, again.

Our final destination. Happiness and love. The road was not always easily traveled, with Mike Newton raping me and Kim assisting in my kidnapping, but I recovered and moved on. Turns out Mike got testicular cancer and died last month. He sent me a letter before he died. I wasn't going to read it, but I think it was a good part of healing,

**FLASHBACK**

I opened the mail and saw the letter from the Seattle jail. There was no guessing who it was from. I didn't want to know anything about what was going on with him, but I couldn't resist.

Dearest Bella,

The first thing I want to say is that I am so sorry for what I did to you. I am sorry I kidnapped and raped you. There is no excuse for what I did. I think I just lost it when I lost you and wanted you to hurt as much as I did. Still there is no excuse and I know I took something away you can never get back. I am not asking for forgiveness. However, I have been diagnosed with testicular cancer and I only have three months left. Pretty ironic that a rapist dies from testicular cancer. Anyway, I had to make things right and apologize. I hope you were able to move on from the monster that I was and that you are happy.

Mike Newton.

I couldn't believe my eyes. I will never forgive him for the hell he put me through. I showed Jared the letter and we cried together for a few moments and then burned it. It was the final step in my healing.

**END FLASHBACK**

So you see the road to love is not always easy , but it was absolutely well worth it.

**A/N Thank you to all my loyal readers for all of your love and support. I am going to be taking a little break from writing till my school schedule gets a little more relaxed. Please look for my new stories though as they come out. LOVE YOU ALL. ~Lauren**