A/N: Okay, here it is, the last chapter. Thank you all so much for reading and reviewing, hope you enjoy it!
When Emmett told me that he would always be there for me it knocked me off kilter, and when I looked up into those deep, dark eyes I knew I had fallen hard for the guy that a few months ago I couldn't speak to without arguing. My problem now was how to deal with it.
I was safe and protected in his arms and couldn't help the way my heart jumped when Emmett wiped away my tears. I tried to think of something to say but was finding it really hard to concentrate on anything resembling coherent. In that capacity I was glad when Emmett slowly stepped away from me to close the window which was letting in a breeze. I looked at the clock on his bedside table, it was way past midnight, maybe I should go, I know it's selfish but wanted Emmett to ask me to stay with him, I slept better in here, and after tonight's events I knew sleep wasn't going to come easy.
"It's late, you probably want to sleep. I'll see you in the morning, I just wanted to say thanks and make sure we were ok, because, well, anyway, good night Em" I didn't really know what to do, I know what I wanted but I couldn't keep doing that to Emmett, it wasn't good to do it to myself. Girls were always after him, one day he was going to say yes to one of them, then I wouldn't be able to run to him anymore....that hurt, didn't like that thought at all!
Did I ramble? Emmett had a cute sort of half grin on his face, and damn it, those dimples were out.
"You finished?" he quipped, curse the effect he had on my nerves...and the rest of me. "I was going to ask if you wanted to stay in here tonight, considering everything. Thought that it would be less stress for you, with the nightmares...I mean if you're already in here then you wouldn't have the nightmares in the first place."
Now he was the one stumbling over his words, it was possibly one of the most adorable things ever, I hoped that meant he was as nervous as I was.
"Are you finished?" I smiled at him.
"Not quite" he looked at me with those warm eyes, there was mischief twinkling in their depths. Emmett made his way back over to me, that look was doing strange things to my balance.
I stumbled back a bit and his hands reached out to steady me, like that was going to help matters. I looked up into those deep eyes to see Emmett staring intently at my lips, oh my God, was he going to kiss me...I may pass out!
I wanted this, God I wanted this so much, before I could articulate anything else I felt his hand caress my cheek and his lips soft and tentative against mine. Emmett's other hand slid around my back holding me to him. I moved my lips against his returning the kiss with more need that shocked me, my whole body was tingling, my heart was skipping and those damn butterflies had gone into overdrive.
The need to breathe forced us apart, but Emmett kept his hold on me, for which I was extremely grateful. "Now I'm finished" he whispered against my ear making me shiver.
"OK" I managed to reply my head leaning against his chest.
We stayed like that for a few moments; I could have easily fallen asleep like that. Emmett noticed and took my hand and led me to the bed, I smiled softly at him as he slid in beside me and pulled me into his arms.
Holy shit, I kissed Rosalie Hale, and she kissed me back. I hadn't intended to, but then she looked at me with those beautiful violet/ blue eyes full of uncertainty and I could not stop myself...in all honesty I didn't want to, I wanted this too much. I've never kissed anyone like that, and possibly never will again, I had well and truly fallen for Rosalie and there was no going back. It only took her a few moments to fall asleep, I watched her for a few minutes, she really was just naturally so gorgeous. Just before I fell asleep I hoped that she wouldn't regret the kiss in the morning.
I woke up alone and once again wondered if the previous night had actually happened; I sure as hell hoped so. I walked down the stairs the smell of coffee hit me, I walked into the kitchen to see Rosalie by the coffee pot. I took a deep breath and made my way over to her waiting until she was clear of the coffee pot before making my presence known, didn't want to scare her.
"Ooh coffee, nice one" I decided on something neutral, didn't want any tension.
"Morning Em" Rosalie smiled brightly at me, "sleep well?"
"Yeah actually" I grinned back at her, "you?"
She leant back against the counter, "out like a light. Sorry for crashing out on you so quickly."
"Hey, no problem" I acted on impulse walking over and sliding my arms around her waist, "you can crash out on me anytime."
I didn't know what to expect from Rosalie, whether she would welcome my affections or run a mile, but she simply looked up at me through those shining eyes and smiled, running her hands up around my neck, "thank you Emmett."
Inside I was bouncing, she didn't push me away! Slowly I lowered my head until my lips met hers. I felt Rosalie go up on tip toes to meet me, hell yeah, she wanted this as much as I did. What started as a gentle caress of lips quickly became more as my tongue traced her bottom lip asking to deepen the kiss. Rosalie reacted running her hands through my hair kissing me back with the same amount of want and need.
Once again the need for oxygen parted us; I rested my forehead against hers, "I was hoping you didn't regret last night."
Regret last night? I don't think so, and as soon as my ability to speak returns I'll reply; damn that boy could kiss. I traced my hand down the side of Emmett's face, he looked so vulnerable in that moment, like I could break his heart with just a look. Little did he know that if he regretted kissing me it would break me.
"How can I regret you kissing me?" I looked right into his eyes, I needed to do this right, for both our sakes, "when I'm falling in love with you."
Ok, maybe not quite like that, but with him looking at me like that, holding me close in his arms, things don't come out quite right...he gets me all in a spin. But his eyes lit up in a way I've never seen before, and I think it stopped my heart.
"Y-you're falling in love with me? I thought I was alone in that department" Emmett's voice was husky and wait a minute...did he just say what I think? I must have had that look on my face because Emmett gave me his irresistible dimpled grin, "I've fallen for you too Rose" he whispered in my ear.
My knees just buckled, Emmett had me though; he always did. Wrapping my arms around his neck he spun me around then brought his lips back to mine.
"Oh my God!" a high pitched voice interrupted us.
"Morning Alice" I said, I'm sure I was blushing all kinds of red at the moment, probably enough to rival Bella.
"Oh my God, when did this happen?" Alice continued now overly excited.
Emmett was about to answer but the appearance of my Carlisle and Esme caught our attention.
"Alice dear, can people wake up before you become the energiser bunny?" Carlisle patted her on the shoulder.
Esme looked at the indignant look on Alice's face, which was quickly replaced with a grin as she bounced up and down on the spot. I noticed Esme look over at Emmett and I and smile, I realised our position and blushed some more; Emmett had his arms around me whilst I leant back against his chest.
Alice dragged us into the lounge and demanded to know what was going on; she was going to be saying 'I told you so' for a long time to come. Bella noticed something was different right away too, Edward and Jasper took a bit longer, but they were happy for us.
As I sat curled up in Emmett's arms I couldn't help but smile, he would always be there for me and I for him. He kissed the top of my head as I slipped my hand into one of his, I guess Alice had known all along, it just took us a bit longer; there's a thin line between love and hate, they can easily be mistaken for the other, that's if we ever actually hated each other!
A/N: And it's finally finished, thanks again for reading xx