You really don't need to here what I was going to say since you already know.
I had my arms wrapped tightly around Bella's waist and planted a kiss on her cheek as her parents and mine snapped pictures of us dressed in our cap and gowns. Emmett and Rosalie hopped into our picture and we all had our arms linked around each other as we smiled for all the flashes.
"I can't wait to get my diploma." I said to Bella as I grinned and laced my hand with hers, pulling her to where we had to line up at.
"Can you believe this is going to be the last time we're ever going to be here?" she asked as she looked around the gym and then back at me.
I kissed her lips lightly, letting mine linger for a second just to take it all in. "I'm stoked. We're moving on to bigger and much better things. It's going to be awesome."
Our principal called for us to get in our line and I grinned at Bella, kissing her a final time before turning away to go get in line. All throughout the ceremony I couldn't shake my excitement or the urge to turn around and look at Bella. Every time I did, she was beaming.
When I walked across the stage and shook the principles hand with my right hand, accepting my diploma with my left just as we had all practiced I felt a huge weight being lifted off of my shoulders. And when the entire class tossed their caps up in the air, I felt on top of the world. I was officially done with school forever.
Bella ran at me, throwing her body against mine as she wrapped her arms around my neck and pressed her lips against mine, both of us grinning like idiots. "This is the best day ever." She mumbled against my lips.
"Just wait, it's gonna get better." I said with a smirk and she raised her eyebrows.
"Come on, party at Edward's!" Emmett yelled as he bounced up and down beside us with Rosalie's hand grasped in his own.
Bella followed me to my car and we hopped inside, peeling out of the school parking lot for the final time. I heard her sigh and I reached over, taking her hand in mine.
"What's up?" I asked as I noticed her frown.
She shrugged. "I just can't believe we're done with high school. Everything is happening so quickly. I mean, everything is changing."
I grazed my thumb across the top of her hand and her eyes darted to mine. A warm smile took over my lips, which eventually made her smile too. "Not everything is changing." I said slyly as I pulled into my driveway and shut off my car.
I pulled Bella into my house and we sat around a table with Emmett, Marcus, Rosalie, Alice, and Jasper. We talked about the memories formed over our four years of high school and then Bella left for a moment, coming back with a small bag and placing it in front of me.
"What is this?" I asked as I pulled her down on my lap.
"Just a little gift." She said with a smile.
I grinned up at her as I pulled out the few pieces of tissue paper, wading them into balls and throwing them at Emmett. I then reached in and pulled out a pictured frame and inside was the picture of Bella and I in her front yard on Prom. It was the one where I was standing behind her with my arms wrapped around her waist and my head rest on her shoulder; both of us grinning.
"It's so you won't forget me while you're touring." She said as she smiled.
"Aw" Emmett and Jasper cooed making Bella roll her eyes.
I smiled up at her and kissed her lips. "Come with me." I whispered in her ear as we stood up and I took her hand in mine, leading her up to my room. I walked over to my nightstand and pulled out an envelope that had her name written across the front and handed it to her. She smiled and opened it and I watched as her eyes scanned the words.
First, I would like to start off by saying that it's really weird to write you a letter and address it to you and not 'Iz'. I just want to take the time to tell you how happy I am that I started talking to you this year. I don't know why I never got to know you before, but I'm glad that I know you now. You've had a major impact on me in ways that you don't even know. I came to school just to be able to write to you. You're incredible, Bella. You truly are and I'm just so honored to be able to know you. Each kiss feels like a privilege; I just can't believe that you like me. I know I may be a little late for thing, but I'm hoping that this still works out. Bella, will you be my girlfriend?
PS, I love you.
A smile spread onto my lips as I read Edward's letter. I folded it into fours and slipped into my back pocket and then walked over to him and kissed his lips passionately. His hands would my hips and he pulled me closer as we continued to kiss, but eventually pulled back and looked at me.
"Is that a yes?"
I gave him a devilish smirk and pulled myself out of his grasp. Edward's eyes watched me as I picked up his notebook off the ground and ripped out a sheet of paper, then grabbed a pencil and started writing. Once I was done I folded the paper and put it in my pocket and walked out of his room.
"Bella." He whined as he tugged me back into him and I giggled.
"You made me wait this long for you to ask, I think you can wait awhile before I tell you my reply." I said as I pulled him back downstairs.
We walked down just as his mom started a DVD of old pictures of him. Edward blushed and tried to cover my eyes as pictures of him from the day he was born up until Prom were played on the tv. Every now and then his parents or Emmett would tell the story that went with the picture making everyone laugh and Edward would just roll his eyes, but still smile.
"Edward, do you remember the time that you ripped your pants in eighth grade?" Emmett asked and Jasper started cracking up.
"Yeah, bro." Edward said with a chuckle. "Thanks for bring that up. Remember the time you got a boner in the middle of Science class?"
Rosalie laughed from beside Emmett and he stuck his tongue out at Edward. I excused myself to go get a drink out of the kitchen. I picked up a plastic cup and filled it with water and when I turned around Edward was blocking the doorway with a grin on his face.
"I hope you know that you're not leaving this room until I get that piece of paper."
I laughed lightly and set my glass down on the counter as Edward walked closer. He backed me against the counter and placed his hands on my hips, leaving no space between us. "It's been, like two hours." He said lowly in my ear, sending shivers down my spine.
"I'll give it to you when everybody leaves." I said seductively in his ear.
"I'm just going to kiss you now because I'm pretty sure I know what it says." He said
"You're so sure of yourself, aren't you?" I asked exasperated. He began kissing down my neck. "If you read it now you won't get the rest of your graduation present later."
"If you give it to me now, I'll give you your graduation present later." He pulled back and quirked his eyebrow. I surrendered.
You are, without a doubt, the most amazing guy I have ever met. I'm so glad that we collided that one day in the hallway because we've had some amazing times over this year. I will never forget Prom and how incredible it was all because of you. You're the sweetest boy in the world and I can't believe that you like me. It blows my mind that out of every girl out there, you want to be with me. But I'm not complaining because, of course, I want to be your girlfriend.
PS, I love you too.
"So, when do I get this present?" I asked excited.
He smirked. "After everyone gets the hell out of my house."