Yeah, yeah…I suck…I know.
"Do you remember the first time you brought me here?" She asked as she laid her head on my stomach and we looked up at the sky.
"I do. I was so nervous. I thought for sure you would run away screaming when I told you the truth. And now look at us." I said, unable to keep the awe out of my voice. But I was completely and utterly in awe of what had become of us.
"If you had told me that one day we would be laying her and we would both be sparkling, I would have laughed in your face." She giggled as she rolled over and propped her chin on my chest, her eyes locked on mine. She was breathtaking and every day I struggled to believe that she was mine.
"And yet here we are." I whispered as I reached up to push her hair off her shoulder so I could see Rose's bite mark in her flesh. I hated that it was Rose that had the courage and strength to go against what Charlie had wanted, but I could never regret what she had done. She had given me my girl, my mate, for eternity.
"Here we are…and what are we doing here?" She asked, suspicious. But I couldn't blame her; I had been sneaking around behind her back for a while now.
"We are here…to get married." I said as I grabbed her hand and quickly got to my feet. I pulled her up with me and held her close as I whistled loudly. She gasped as every member of my family suddenly emerged from the trees. Rose carried three large bouquets of flowers and Alice had a garment bag slung over her shoulder. But it wasn't until Jake came walking out with Charlie beside him that Bella really broke down. She spun around and looked up at me.
"You did this? You planned all this?" She cried and I held her tight.
"I did. I couldn't think of a better place to marry you than where our story first started." I admitted and that only made her sob louder. "Bella…we don't have to do this if you don't want to."
"Oh no Edward…it's perfect. It's just so….so…." She mumbled, pulling away so she could look up at me and Rose and Alice took pity on me and gently escorted her into the trees so she could get dressed.
Charlie handed me a bag with my own clothes and patted me on the back with a rare smile.
"You did good son." I looked over at my soon to be father-in-law and smirked.
"I guess I did."
"I can't believe Emmett married us!" Bella squealed as I spun her around on the makeshift dance floor. Alice had the foresight to bring an iPod and speakers so the soft sounds of Michael Buble were echoing through the trees. Rose and Emmett were wrapped around each other, making embarrassing noises as they kissed while Alice and Jasper were showing off their swing dancing skills. Carlisle and Esme stood chatting with Charlie and I caught them glancing over to us more than once. Everyone was ecstatic that things had worked out for us.
"So where are you taking me on our honeymoon?" She asked as she placed a gentle kiss on my throat. I felt myself get uncomfortably hard against her belly and she laughed.
"I thought we could go to South America. Esme and Carlisle have an island down there we can borrow for a few weeks." I suggested but she crinkled her nose adorably and shook her head.
"No…I don't want to have sand everywhere. What if we go up to Alaska and you can show me how to take down a polar bear?" She asked excitedly and it was my turn to shake my head.
"Bella…they really don't taste very good. What about Europe? We didn't really get a chance to explore while we were over there dealing with Jane. That might be fun…Paris at midnight, London, well we could do London during the day since it is always so damn rainy there. Ireland and Scotland, it might be fun." I whispered, feeling the slow tremor run through her as I rubbed my erection against her and breathed into her ear. And then the music was overpowered by the sound of Jake's faux gagging and retching.
"Please…get a fucking room!" He yelled, making everyone laugh. I narrowed my eyes at him, but I could tell that he was only kidding. He was relieved that everything had worked out for us, especially after Bella nearly died because of him.
Alice pulled herself away from Jasper and yanked Bella from my arms.
"Europe it is! Your bags are already packed and loaded in the Volvo and the tickets are in the glove compartment. You are going to have SO much fun!" She giggled as she spun Bella around and I could only laugh at her exuberance. I knew she was still upset that she hadn't foreseen what would happen to Bella after I left her, but it wasn't her fault. If we hadn't had to walk through hell…we wouldn't be in heaven right now.
And as Bella came back to me, wrapping herself around me as our family surrounded us to bid their farewells; I realized that was exactly what this was…
So…I hate that I left this for so long. I hate that it seemed rushed at the end but it was…these characters left me…and I had to just kinda wing it to get this finished. So I apologize if it feels off or wrong but at least it is done.
Thanks to everyone who pushed me to get this done…and that GOD it is finally done!