"You're welcome. Wear that Cullen crest with pride."
"I will, always and forever."
"If you live that long." I chuckled.
"Oh I will, you just watch me."
"Lets eat Miss Crazy."
We spent the rest of the day talking, eating and embracing each others presence...
Chapter 15: Second Verse Same as the First...
"..Jessica Stanley." Mr Allen called from the podium.
Jessica jumped off her seat swiftly and waltzed over to our principle, making sure to swing her hips along the way. I just rolled my eyes.
"Show off." Rosalie whispered from the row in front of me. Great minds think alike; I thought.
This is it. The part of school everyone looks forward too. I don't know what they were thinking. Yes it means the end of High School but it's as scary as all hell. I took a breath and concentrated on my walking all the way to Mr Allen.
"Congratulations Isabella." He said shaking my hand.
"Thank you, sir." I replied. I turned to look in the crowd and threw my parents a cheesy smile, while my mum snapped a photo.
I walked back to my seat in the herd of graduates all in silky blue gowns.
"And finally, Eric Yorkie." Eric walked up to receive his diploma and high-tailed it back to the seniors. "To finish off another school graduation the valedictorian will now say there speech..Mr Cullen."
Edward got off his seat and walked up to the podium. He look straight at the crowd and pulled his signature nervous move. He ran his hand through his hair.
Every year some valedictorian gets up here and talks about the memories of school and what they'll miss most, and every year people are sitting in the crowd snoring, I wanted to be different. So I thought I'd ask my family, because they always had my good ideas. I went up to my brother when I found out I was to be speech giver and asked him what I should right about? He just replied while playing the x-box 'I don't know your the valedictorian, you should know.' ..serves me right for asking Emmett Cullen. After that I tried my sister, she was overexcited that I had asked her and whilst jumping for joy said, 'Talk about..' yeah don't know why I asked her either. Not being able to get information out of my siblings I tried my parents. They told me to 'go with my heart, talking was what I was good at.' Not knowing what else to do I slumped on the coach and put on my best disappointed face. Right as I was about to go to school and hand in my valedictorian place to someone else, my guardian angel called. I asked the same question them the same question I had asked my family already expecting nothing. Teach me to underestimate Isabella Swan. First of she just went with random things, 'How about the cafeteria food, or grumpy teachers' but then she said something that gave me inspiration. So try not to fall asleep because here comes my speech.
Principal Greene, members of the School Board, teachers, parents, friends, and fellow graduates, it is an honor to speak to all of you today. A little over 12 years ago I was 6 and I remember my first day of school. I was excited with my new Power Rangers lunchbox and my over sized bag. My parents were there with their camera snapping pictures and wishing me well. And I met a really cool kid named Jasper. In some ways not much has changed in 12 years. Here I am today. OK, so I didn't bring my Power Rangers lunchbox and my bag seems to have shrunk over the years but, my parents are here with their camera, snapping pictures and wishing me well. My best friend Jasper is here and he's still a really cool kid. And, I am excited. But this is how things are different. 12 years ago I was excited but I had no idea about the implications of the journey I was about to begin. I had no idea that after 1st grade there would be 2nd grade and 3rd grade and so on. I was just excited to be in first , I know that I am standing on the brink of a future that it is the rest of my life. As Edward Cullen -the coolest kid ever' I am inspired by the words of one of the greatest story writers in the world, Dr. Seuss. He said, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." Some of us here today, including our parents, are wondering how our lives are going to turn out. It is OK to wonder but, I also think it is important to realize that our future is not just something that happens to us. It is up to us to create. So, fellow graduates, I urge you today to embrace the opportunity before you. Take what you have learned the last 12 years and put it to good use. Leave behind what isn't helpful -I'm leaving my Power Rangers lunchbox- and bring forward with you the lessons that will be the working parts of your greatest invention ever, YOUR LIFE! Congratulations! as of right now we are the Graduating class of 2010, and if I must say the coolest and good looking as well. Guess what? WE DID IT..Thank you!
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Forks High graduating class of 2010." Mr Allen announced into the microphone.
All the seniors stood up and threw their Mortars into the air and the roof of the gym was filled with blue. Right after Alice pressed her 'magic' button and balloons and confetti fell from the air. I am not exactly sire how but Alice Cullen has her ways.
"BELLSIE." Emmett boomed from near me and threw me up in the air. "WE DID IT!"
"Can't breathe Em." I choked.
"Whoops." His grip immediately loosened.
"Where is everyone else?"
"Behind you." He dropped me down and spun me so I was facing the right way.
"Bella we did it." Alice squealed.
"Victory lap." I joked.
"Not funny." She said in monotone all laughter gone.
"I thought it was." Rose smiled grimly.
"What's wrong?" I asked immediately worried.
"We just graduated, were all done kaput, over." She cried.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." Jasper said from behind Alice.
"Ah the great Dr Seuss." Emmett laughed.
"Speaking of Dr Seuss' here comes one now." I pointed at Edward.
"Sup Dr S." Emmett said laughing at his own joke.
"Hey, that guy rocks, whenever I couldn't sleep when I was young I read Green Eggs and Ham." I stated matter of factly. "Hey B, come with me."
"Coming." She chirped. "Talk to you guys later."
I grabbed Edwards hand and he took me over to a park bench near the little oak tree.
"What do you need?" She asked.
"Oh, nothing. It was just too loud in there."
"Right. So, how did I inspire you?" She seemed truly interested in knowing.
"When you called to talk to me about my speech, and you were joking around. Do you remember what you said?"
"Yep, I said, 'Hey why don't you talk about Mr Johnson, or Agnes, the cafeteria lady' you told me to stop mucking around, you seriously needed help, so I said..." She trailed off.
"So you said.." I stopped so she could answer.
"It was the famous Isabella Swan that once said 'sometimes you get the best ideas when your not thinking' then I told you to stop trying so hard and it would just come to you."
"Exactly! So that's what I did, when I hung up I just sat on my piano bench and right next to it was my box of old stuff. I looked inside and found my Power Rangers lunchbox, it made me realise how far we've come from that first day." I explained.
"That first day, was when I met Alice."
"Ah excuse me."
"Oh, right and Emmett, and Jasper and Rosalie and..."
"And?" I questioned.
"And Mike Newton." She teased.
"And me." I shouted playfully.
"Oh right, you totally skipped my mind."
"Ha it's so funny, I forgot how to laugh."
"Too bad." She sighed dramatically.
"You are so annoying."
"But you love me."
"That I do."
"Bella you look great come out there." Rose called.
"No Rose,this is unacceptable." I replied. "I don't see how this is a dress."
"ISABELLA MARIE SWAN, get out here NOW!" Alice screeched at me.
Tonight is Prom. I'm wearing a violet silk satin bubble dress with a crystal halter neckline. My hair like usual is slightly curled and clipped back with a silver crystal clip. My heels are the ones I always wear, silver with beads.
"I'm coming." I sighed walking out of the bathroom. "I still say I could put jeans under this."
"You will NEVER understand fashion." Alice whispered to stop herself yelling.
"Nope." I shrugged.
"Well what do you think?" Rosalie said twirling, and effectively changing the topic.
"Beautiful, like always."I complimented.
Rosalie was wearing a yellow satin jersey gown. It had a sweetheart neckline with a ruched bodice that bunched up at the bust. She finished it off simply with gold heels and diamond encrusted heart necklace.
"And me?" Alice asked twirling like Rose did.
"Like a Princess."
Alice was wearing a fuchsia strapless dress that went to the knee. It had a teared bodice with a semi-hidden jeweled waist belt. She had pink heels with ruffles at the toe, and a specially ordered Betsey Johnson clutch.
The girl looked at me expectantly. I sighed and spun around.
"How do I look?" I asked playing along.
"Amazing." Alice gushed.
"You could make ant movie star jealous." Rose said.
"Well, that's a bit over-exaggerated but, thanks."
"Leonardo DiCaprio!" I exclaimed.
"Who they hell is he?" I asked.
"Famous Actor." She stated.
"Never heard of him."
"Well Leo is so awesome."
"C'mon lets go find the others."
I grabbed her hand and ran her over to were I saw Emmett. Sometimes I am so thankful for Emmett being tall.
"BELLSIE!" Emmett shouted picking Bella up into a bone crushing hug.
"Hello to you to Emmett."
12 Years Later...
"Kristy, Robbie get down here." I shouted from the bottom of the stairs.
"Coming." Kristy shouted and bolted down the stairs.
"Where is your brother?" I smiled, I knew exactly where he was.
"Boo." Shouted Robbie from behind me. I jumped and feign surprise.
"Whoa, you scared me."
"That is 'cause I'm a scary five year old, roar."
"You're very scary RP, now, where is you're mother?"
"Here!" Said a voice from right behind me.
"Yes, still gets you to this day." She laughed and pumped her fist in the air.
"Isabella Swan." I challenged.
"Edward Cullen." She retorted.
"Lets go we have cousins to see."
"Uncle Emmett too?" Kristy asked looking up at me with her mothers big brown doe eyes.
"Yes, Uncle Emmett too." I laughed. "Everyone in the car."
"I call shotgun." Bella yelled running out to the car her two kids in tow. She wonders were they get there energy from.
"No I want it." Kristy giggled.
"Robbie is going to gets it." Robbie said triumphantly.
"Scissor, Paper, Rock?" Kristy asked.
"I win." I said. All heads spun in my direction.
"Daddy, that's cheating." Robbie whined.
"C'mon he won fair and square, lets just hop in our seats." Bella picked up Robbie and strapped him in his booster. "Kristy jump in your seat."
10 minutes later, we were at my parents house.
"He made me drive Esme." Bella laughed.
"Edward, why would you do that?" Esme chastised.
"They were fighting like five year olds." I reasoned.
"She is four and a bit months along."
"Are you really going to criticise me on my birthday?"
I walked off dragging Bella behind me.
"Talk to you later Esme." Bella yelled back to her.
He picked me up, making sure to be careful.
"How are you?"
"Good. Like always. Where's Everyone?"
I sprinted out to the back room full pelt.
"Bella! Why are you running?"
"Why can't I?"
"Hello." She motioned to my stomach.
"Spoil sports." I grumbled.
"ISABELLA MARIE!" Edward screamed.
"What'd I do?"
"I hate you." I sighed.
"You are so annoying."
"But you love me."
"That I do."
Twelve years and six months and I finally get my happily ever after, it may not have been what I expected, but it was perfect, in all it craziness. What did I learn, to be perfect you must first be imperfect. Why? Imperfection is perfection in itself. Love yourself and others, be proud of what you are. Life whether you realise it or not, will turn out right for you in the end.
Song For the Chapter: Always Have Always Will by Avalon
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