Well guys here it is the final chapter of the story. I wish I could have given you more, but when I was writing a lot was based on things going on in my life. It gave me lots of ideas for the characters and the story was really good. My "James" got into trouble finally and so the anger I used to write the story dissipated. I however, did my best and thanks to all of you who stuck with it. I am not going to leave you hanging at all. I am going to take my true self and write it into the story First and Ten which I will publish shortly. I promise you lots and lots of lemons and for those of you who have read Master of the Universe…well he ain't gonna be no fifty, but I will do my best to make him just as HOT!
I have to thank my beta Mandee for all her hard work on this story. There were times I just knew she was going to kill me. I would change chapters on her or give her short time to edit, but she did it anyway. She has given me a thumbs up for the first few chapters of First and Ten that she has edited already, which is good since she's the queen of perv. Lol J/k love ya Mandee.
I have to give a shout out to my "lady perv's" you know who you are. Thanks girls for reading and giving me ideas for my new story. I just may have to use some of your naughtiness in it. Lol
Now as always I'm not SM and I do not own Twilight or its characters. This story is rated MA for adults do to content.
Chapter 22: Life, Love and Eternity
"Alice can't I see me yet?" I wined as Alice touched up my eyes for the umpteenth time.
"No" she growled.
"Why not…the weddings in twenty minutes and I don't even know if I look presentable or not"
She turned to me with her hands on her hips and scowled "Bella do you honestly think that I Alice Cullen Whitlock would let you go out there less than presentable? Pleeezzze" she went back to doing my makeup and I just sighed.
Edward was definitely right when he warned me that I was in for it when I agreed to let Alice take charge of the wedding. I thought he meant "little stress and more rest as I healed and got back on my feet".
The actual translation was: "you will be more stressed than ever because Alice won't let you see your dress, tell you anything about the decorations, veto your small guest list and make a huge one, change venue and completely shun you out of your own wedding until the last final minute". I didn't even know what JJ was wearing for Gods Sake.
Edward and I had decided on a small wedding and only ordered fifty invitations for our family and close friends. We planned to have the wedding at his house in the back yard and have a small amount of food for the reception. Alice vetoed everything and started over. I nearly died when I found out she ordered another hundred and fifty invitations and booked a wedding hall. She called a catering company and ordered two-thousand dollars worth of food and when I complained she said she was paying for it so I needed to just relax. Let's not forget about the cake. Edward and I had planned on a two tier cake and a sheet cake for the guests, but Noooo, Alice vetoed that as well and ordered a five tier cake that could be cut into small pieces for the freaking two-hundred guests. If I didn't want to be Mrs. Edward Cullen so badly I would have called the whole damn thing off.
Alice honored my request and everyone is wearing some form of blue, but that's the only thing I got out of it. I still haven't seen the tuxedoes and any of the other bridesmaid dresses. The only reason I saw my dress, the one time I got to see it, was because Alice wanted to make sure she had it sized correctly.
"Finished" Alice said with a huge grin as she sat the eye brush down.
"Finally" I sighed as I stood up. "Now can I see what I look like" I asked, but Alice was already grabbing a full length mirror.
"Tada" She said gleefully as she positioned the mirror so I could see myself.
"Holy crap!" I exclaimed not recognizing the person staring back at me "is that me?" I said reaching up and feeling my face.
I looked different, but in a good way. Alice had straitened my hair so it was hanging over my shoulders. My dress was blue, as I requested, with white embroidered flowers across the bottom. It had a train that wasn't too long and when I found out it was strapless I was a little worried. I didn't want my boobs to fall out or cleavage to be showing, but Alice fixed that right away and taped the top to my body with double sided tape. The "final touch" as Alice put it was my specially made veil. It was white with a blue pattern weaved through it. She told me it was the Cullen family crest and it had been stitched into the veil by hand. I loved everything about it.
"Uh huh" Alice said proudly and I heard the door open. I turned and Rose came walking in pouting and fidgeting with the dress she had on.
"Wow…Rose you look…great" I exclaimed. She had on a beautiful white strapless dress with dark blue trim around the edges and a dark blue shawl over her shoulders. She matched Alice perfectly.
"Thanks" she said looking up for the first time. Her eyes widened and her mouth dropped open as she stood staring at me.
"What?" I questioned nervously.
"OH…MY…GOD…you look…fucking fabulous" Rose said and Alice squealed in joy.
"See I told you" Alice skipped over to the closet and retrieved a little box before coming back over to me. "Your shoes are something old cuz they were my mothers, your dress covers something new and blue and…this is for you" she said smiling handing me the box.
I opened the box and pulled out a blue and white garter belt "Something borrowed" she said grabbing it out of my hand "It was mine and Jaspers and I want it back" she dropped to her knees in front of me.
"ALICE!" I jumped as she stuck her head under my dress "What are you doing?"
"Bella lift your leg" she said muffled from under my dress.
I lifted my leg knowing it would be pointless to say one word about what Alice was doing. Out of the corner of my eye I could see Rose trying to hide her laughter. I just glared at her and she burst out laughing.
"Shut it" I growled as there was a knock at the door.
"Can I come in?" Seth said from the other side.
"HOLD ON A SEC!" Alice yelled as she pulled herself out from under my dress. "Are you alone!" she yelled as she walked over to the door
"Yeah" Seth exclaimed and Alice opened the door just enough for her to see outside.
"Hey Alice I'm suppose to let you know they are ready to start" He said and she opened the door.
"Come in…she's ready" Alice smiled shutting the door
I looked at Seth and he had tears in his eyes as he stared at me from across the room.
"Don't you dare start" I smiled walking over to him "I just spent an hour getting my face done and if you cry…I'll cry and then Alice will have to start over" I laughed.
"Alice we should probably get down stairs" Rose said with a smile to me knowing I needed a moment with Seth.
"Okay" Alice said as she skipped out the door. She stopped and pivoted with a stern face she pointed at me and Seth "You've got five minutes don't be late" she said and walked down the stairs.
"Thanks Rose" I smiled as she shut the door
"Well look at you" I said adjusting Seth's tie. He had on a black tux with a white shirt underneath. His vest was royal blue and to accessorize Alice had him in a long blue tie, the same color as the vest, and a white rose on his lapel.
Edward had told Alice I hated red roses and after a few conversations to me I agreed on roses just not red or black so she changed her entire plan twice just to fit in other arrangements of flowers that I would like. Or at least that is what Edward had told me a few days ago.
"Look at me…look at you…Bella you look…stunning" Seth said and wiped away a tear that had tried to escape from my eye.
"Thank you…is…is Edward…here?" I asked nervously
"Yeah" he chuckled "and he's almost as nervous as you"
I smiled "Really?"
"Yup" he said extending his arm to me "Shall we?"
I nodded and took his arm. "I love you big brother" I said as I hurried and caught the tear that was trying to escape again.
"Love you too" he said opening the door. Seth and I had done a lot of talking and healing over the past few months. I was so glad to have my brother back and overjoyed that he was the one giving me away to Edward today. Seth had been so great in helping JJ transition when the kids moved into Edwards's house with us and the fact he was staying in Port Angeles to be near us. I couldn't have been happier. Seth stopped at the top of the stairs and gave me a kiss on the forehead before descending down them.
I gasped when I saw the decorations.
The staircase was wrapped in white silk ribbons with blue, peach, white, yellow and purple flower bouquets, that I didn't know the name of, but it was very breathtaking. Seth slowly walked me down the stairs and stopped at the end where there was a white metal archway covered in green vines, lights and more of the beautiful bouquets scattered around it. The door we needed to go through was on his left, it was a double door, and they had closed the left one so everyone had to go into the right open door. Seth stopped next to the closed door and I looked up at him with tear stricken eyes.
"This is beautiful" I swallowed
"This isn't even the half of it" he chuckled. "Just wait til you see the inside of the reception area and wedding hall" he motioned toward the reception area first and I stepped out of his hold and into the doorway. I inhaled in a gasp as I saw how beautiful it was. The tables were spaced evenly and each had a beautiful centerpiece of flowers. They were different from the ones out by us, but the same colors. The table cloths were white with blue lace draped over them and all the crystal was white with a blue trim. The long table for the family, in front of the tables, was decorated in the same colors only reversed. I shook my head in disbelief as I returned to Seth.
"They said they tried to rein her in, but…" he shrugged. Then he motioned for me to take a peak into the wedding hall. I bent my head just slightly so I could see around the closed door and nearly fell over. I felt Seth's grip tighten on me as I gasped. Alice had decorated the entire room with roses that matched the staircase flowers colors, but they were hanging like chandeliers from the ceiling. The rows of chairs were padded in white and decorated with blue silk lace and lights were strung out across the floor which made it look like it was sparkling.
I followed the lights on the floor with my eyes to the front of the isle and noticed how every seat was full. I didn't know this many people so they must all be guests of the Cullen's. I couldn't help but smile when I saw my little man fidgeting up front. He looked so cute in his little tux. It was exactly the same as Seth's only in the smaller version. He was so damn adorable. Aspen was too small so Sam and Leah, who were in the audience, were holding on to her. Next to JJ was Jasper and Emmett and they were also dressed just like Seth. Then I saw him and he was smiling widely and waiting patiently. He looked amazing in his tux. It was also black, but like the decorations his colors where reversed from the others. His shirt and flower was the blue color of Seth's vest and his tie and vest was white.
"HOLY HELL" I whispered and looked up at Seth.
I was going to marry that really hot man at the end of the isle.
I tried to hide my nerves all day, but they kept getting the best of me. Mostly, because my smart ass brother Emmett, found it funny to taunt me with different disastrous scenarios of a honeymoon gone awry. I mean they were completely ludicrous in some cases, where Bella would fall overboard on the boat and get her leg eaten by a shark and I would have anyway it was ridiculous. I knew they were assanign and yet it kept getting to me. Finally Jasper must have noticed and he had a heart to heart with me which completely changed everything. I had no more nerves and I was excited to get this wedding over with.
It was finally time to get in our places and I was more than ecstatic. I had my brothers, my soon to be son, and every family and friend in attendance. I was overjoyed with love and gratitude and mostly pride. I was proud that I would soon be able to call Bella my wife and be the luckiest man in the world.
I knew Seth had gone upstairs to let the ladies know we were starting. I got really nervous when I didn't see Alice right away. What if something had gone wrong or if Bella changed her mind. I knew I was being silly, but I wanted this more than anything else. I was getting the love of my life today along with an awesome new family. We had moved them in as soon as the doctors had cleared Bella's mental state. We were a little concerned about JJ at first, but with Seth's help the transition went smooth. I had taken to the children and they had me. It made my heart full of love and if it could have grown two sizes it would have.
The piano started playing and my heart rate increased. I knew it was time and my beautiful angel would be walking down the isle shortly. Rose came first and she looked lovely. By the gasp Emmett let out I assumed he was also happy with how she looked. Rose winked at him and took her place across the isle. Alice was following her or should I say skipping down the isle behind Rose and stopped to give Jasper a peck on the cheek before taking her place. The pianist started the Wedding March and the congregation stood up and faced the door. I could feel my heart in my chest as I waited and then…there she was…a sight of an angel. She looked breathtaking and a huge smiled formed across my face when her eyes finally met mine.
"Damn bro…she's hot" Emmett whispered and I elbowed him in the ribs
"Ouch…what was that for?"
"Stop oogling my soon to be wife or I'll tell Rose" I smirked shutting him up.
Seth stopped in front of the preacher and it took everything I had not to reach out and take Bella from him. I hadn't seen her in twenty-four hours due to Alice's "traditional" rules of wedding etiquette.
Bella and I both groaned when Alice sat us down and told us that since this was our final marriages we were doing it the right way. Neither Bella or I had done a wedding "traditional" and look at where those ended up, so even though we wanted to strangle Alice we chose to do things her way.
"Who gives this woman away today" the preacher asked
"I do" Seth said and kissed Bella's hand before placing it in mine.
"Take care of them" Seth whispered to me
"I most definitely will" I said as Seth removed his hand from mine and Bella's
"We are here today to join Edward Anthony Cullen and Isabella Marie Swan in holy matrimony. They have asked me to get the most difficult part out of the way first. Is there anyone who knows as to why Edward and Isabella should not be married…speak now or forever hold your piece" Emmett cleared his throat, but before he could be a smart ass and say anything Alice gave him her death stare.
"The bride and groom have asked to skip the traditional vows and recite ones they have written for each other. Edward...Isabella please face each other"
We turned toward each other and it was like the whole world disappeared. It was just me and my Bella here expressing our love to one another.
"Edward do you have your vows?" the preacher asked
"I do" I said and pulled them out of my pocket. I had to clear my throat because for some reason I was starting to become very emotional.
"Isabella Marie Swan…I love you with all my heart and soul. I never knew what life was until I met you. The days I spent with out you in this world shown me two things. One I really had never loved anyone truly before you and two I could not exist in a world without you in it. You bring me joy, happiness, beauty and life. I thought I was living before you, but now I know I was just being. I will cherish you for the rest of my days on this earth and I will love you with every fiber of my being if you will take me as your husband." I swallowed hard because I was getting emotional again
"I will" Bella choked out through emotion she couldn't hold back before she spoke
"Edward Anthony Mason…I love you with all my heart and soul. I thought life was supposed to be mundane and a constant ray of agony until you swept me off my feet. I was not about to give another man a chance but I figured anyone who had the nerve to deal with Rose should at least get one date." The congregation laughed "One date turned into four, four turned into eight, and soon it seemed that there never was a time before you. I have never felt so loved by anyone other than my children as I do you. I know you would move heaven and earth for me and every day you give me more than you know. I have rainbows, moons, stars and suns because you are the light that brightens my way. You have patched up my heart and taken a piece of my soul. I love you more than you will ever know Edward and I will love you with every fiber of my being if you will take me as your wife"
"I will" I said as a tear snuck out of my eye, which I didn't mind, because there wasn't a dry eye in the chapel. Rose was actually showing her emotions and I even could hear Emmett sniffling behind me.
"Do you have the rings" The preacher asked and I quickly reached down and grabbed them off the pillow J.J. was holding. We placed our rings on each others hands and the preacher said a few more things that I was not particularly paying attention to because I wanted to kiss my wife.
"You may kiss the bride" he said and I lifted Bella's veil.
I swallowed hard and leaned toward her mouth with mine. I gently kissed her as passionately as I dared in front of the audience and everyone started clapping and whooping.
We turned and faced the congregation and asked them to join us in the reception area. We cut our cake, ate food and had the traditional pictures and toasts. Of course, Emmett had to be the smart ass and say something about Bella's boobs the first time we saw her and Rose on the dance floor. Finally it was time for the bride and groom dance. I took my wife out on the dance floor and we floated on air. There was one big family phone, before Alice swept Bella out of my arms and up the stairs.
Another "tradition" was for Bella to be in a different dress than she was married in. Ten minutes later Alice and Bella emerged and I couldn't help but ogle my wife. She was wearing almost an exact replica of her wedding gown only shorter and tighter.
We really needed to get out of here.
I grabbed my wife from Alice and we headed for the front door. Everyone clapped and threw rice as we ran for the limo. Alice must have decorated it with the same flowers and ribbons from inside, but they had been removed and replaced with condoms, cans and a just married sign in the window.
I saw Emmett smiling when I turned around. I cocked my eyebrow in question
"What?" he said smiling as Alice got the first glimpse of the decorations.
"EMMETT CULLEN I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!" she yelled and took off toward him. Emmett lurched into the crowd of people laughing with Alice right on his heals. Rose sighed as she turned and slowly walked after Alice knowing she would have to intervene at some point. Jasper and Seth, who had become really good friends, where trying to hide the string and condom wrappers behind their backs as they took off in the opposite direction of Alice with little JJ right behind them.
Bella and I climbed in our wonderfully decorated limo and laughed the whole way to the airport. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cullen would never have a dull moment for the rest of our lives.
So there you have it. The happily ever after.
I hope you enjoyed the story.
Please know that life for some people is not flowers and candy.
Some of us have a lot of shit that happens. You can either let it bring you down or you become stronger from it. If you or someone you know is being abused in any form. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact someone. There is help for you. If you are suicidal or have thoughts of hurting yourself. Please contact the suicide help line, or reach out to someone. I promise life isn't as bad as you think. I've been there. I also have to state one more thing. SEXUAL ABUSE is NOT ok. I have my own opinions on what should happen to pedophiles and the people who protect them. I think they should have their genitals removed and shoved up their asses. It is only an opinion. If you know anyone who has the signs of sexual abuse please contact authorities immediately. A child's life should not be ruined for eternity because some sick fuck wants to get his rocks off. Punish the people who hurt others don't let them continue to get away with it. I sure as hell didn't when I found out my husband was a sick bastard. Justice was served and he is now sitting pretty in the state penitentiary. Thankfully it wasn't my children, but I will kick myself in the ass everyday knowing he conned me and I was stupid enough to believe he was innocent.