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A couple of weeks after the end of the last chapter:
We clinked our wine glasses together, "Here's to friends, family, and good memories." Jake made the toast; I squeezed his hand under the table. Emily, Sam, Charlie, and Billy had come together for us; it was a night to make new happy memories with family members.
We were enjoying a nice dinner out now that everything had returned to normal in La Push. After Jake and I blew Edward and Vanessa's plan out of the water, they both went back to New York City with Esme and Carlisle. The only reminder of the whole incident was the shiny silver Volvo that was parked outside Charlie's house, Jake insisted I keep it just in case I had the bad luck of getting in another accident. He was quite impressed how Edward and Vanessa didn't have any bumps or bruises.
I had to admit the damn thing did grow on me, but I still missed my truck. It was now sitting at Jake's garage behind Billy's house; he claims he will rebuild it one day. First he has to find some spare body parts somewhere, which is proving to be a bit of a problem.
After dinner we said our goodbye to everyone, Jake had a surprised planned for me which I had no clue what to expect.
I climbed into the passenger seat of the Rabbit. "You know I hate surprises." I grinned at him.
"I know, and it makes this all the more fun to torture you so." He laughed as he pulled a blindfold out of the glove box.
"Oh no! No way. I'm not wearing that!"
"Too bad Bella let me have my fun." I made a pouty face as Jake reached up and gently tied the silky fabric behind my head.
Jake held my hand, tracing circles on the back of it with his thumb. This was more than I could have ever expected, our relationship was as easy as breathing. It was never easy like this with Edward, it was always work. But the work was always on my part.
The car pulled to a stop, I heard Jake's door open and close. A few seconds later I heard my door open and I could feel the cool evening air coming into the car, "I'll lead the way my lady." Jake took my hand in his and put his arm around my waist.
"We're coming to some steps here, so be careful." He instructed me as I slowly made my way up the three flights of steps.
We came up to the top of the stairs and through a door and made a left turn before stopping. I heard keys jingle and a door creak open. Jake pulled me a couple of steps forward, "Ok. Ready?"
I nodded, the anxiousness in my stomach was about to boil over.
"I hope you like it Bells." Jake reached up and untied my blindfold; it took a few seconds for my eyes to adjust to the light.
I looked around, it was empty and white. We were standing in a kitchen and I could see straight ahead to a couple of rooms of nothing. I was confused.
"It's ours. I hope you don't mind, but I got a good deal on this place." Jake smiled at me and took my hand leading me around. "This is the living room, and that's our bedroom. And over here, this room I was going to make a study for you."
I couldn't believe it, Jake got us an apartment. I was beyond happy, I could feel the tears falling down my cheeks and I wiped them. "Jake, this is wonderful." I wrapped my arms around his neck, crushing my lips to his. "I couldn't ask for more, I love it!"
"There's just one more thing." Jake broke my embrace as he reached into his back pocket and suddenly went down on one knee.
"Isabella Swan, will you do me the honor of being my wife?" He gently slid the diamond on my left hand; I could barely see it through my tears of joy.
"Yes. A million times yes!"
A couple of months later..
We were all settled in our little apartment, it was great. We went shopping and got everything we needed; we made this place our home together. I was so happy it wasn't even funny.
Jake started working full-time at a garage a couple blocks from our building, and I got a job working for a local newspaper doing some editing. I just knew it wasn't my true passion in life, once Jake and I got the study finished I was going to start writing.
I rolled over in bed; Jake had already left for the day. It was Saturday and I didn't work. I lay there for a while enjoying the stray ray of sunshine that had found its way into my room and was warming my face.
Suddenly things went bad.
I jumped out of bed and luckily made it to the toilet before puking my brains out. This wasn't good, I hated being sick. I weakly crawled back to bed and buried myself under the thick blankets.
A few hours later I woke back up, and rolled over feeling right as rain. I jumped out of bed, knowing there was one thing I wanted to eat. Scrambled eggs!
I guess I must have eaten something that didn't agree with me the night before.
That was my theory until I the same thing happened the next morning. Jake gently knocked on the bathroom door, "You ok in there Bells?"
I came out, looking a bit disheveled. "Yeah. I think so. This happened yesterday too, but then I was fine. I guess I'm going to have to go to the doctor tomorrow."
Bright and early Monday morning I sat in the doctor's office. It happened again, so I guess I had to rule out food poisoning. The nurse called my name and asked me some basic questions before handing me a plastic cup for a urine sample.
"There is no point in this." I complained as she ushered me into the bathroom, "I can't get pregnant. They did tests."
I did my best to give them a sample, the nurse was waiting for me outside where she took the cup and then led me into an examination room.
I waited for the doctor to arrive.
It felt like an eternity until there was a knock at the door and the doctor entered a big smile on her face, "Good morning Miss Swan, how are you doing today?" She pulled a pen from her pocket and made some notes on my chart.
"I'm ok. Just been getting a little sick in the morning, my gram had diabetes and maybe that's the problem. Perhaps you should schedule me a blood test?" I bit my tongue as soon as I said it, nothing like telling the doctor what to do.
She laughed, "No, I don't think that's necessary. I was looking over your files here, and it seems that your doctor in New York ran some fertility tests on you. Why was that done? Were you trying to conceive at the time?"
Her question struck me as odd, "No, I was having some problems and they had to run some tests. They took me off my birth control because they felt it was the cause. I had the tests redone six months later and they still came back the same way. My ovaries weren't functioning properly."
"Well, Isabella I have some news for you that is definitely going to come as a shock to you. Congratulations! You are expecting!"
My jaw hit the floor of the exam room.
Once I left the doctor's office I whipped my cell phone from my purse and called the garage that Jake was working at.
"Everything ok? What did the doctor say?" He asked his voice full of concern.
"Well, I guess we will have to change plans. It's not a study we are going to be putting in our spare room." The smile was evident in my voice.
A couple of months later..
Alice put the finishing touches on my makeup even though I insisted we didn't have to go way out for this. Jake and I were just having a simple ceremony at the justice of the peace followed by a small gathering of our closest friends and family.
"You'll thank me when you get your pictures back." Alice smiled. "Jasper and I got you a photographer as your wedding present. You'll want these memories trust me Bella. You and Jake will forget to snap pictures because you will be too busy."
I stood up from the makeup chair and pulled my best friend into a hug. "Thank you." I whispered in her ear.
We climbed into Alice's car and headed to the courthouse, Charlie was waiting outside. He walked me in where Jake was waiting with the justice of the peace. I couldn't stop smiling and neither could he.
The ceremony was quick and simple, we kissed and everyone clapped.
Afterword we all piled into the limo and headed to Sam and Emily's, Emily was kind enough to cook and bake the grub for the reception. As we drove up soft music was playing and I could smell all of Emily's creations.
She appeared in the doorway, and rushed to the limo as I climbed out. "Congratulations you guys!" She hugged us both. We headed inside for some fun and food with those we loved.
That night after the party was over Jake and I headed back to our apartment and climbed into bed, both of us exhausted. Jake pulled me close and he placed his hand on my stomach, even though it was still a little too early to feel any type of movement this was how we would fall asleep.
"Good night Mrs. Black." He kissed me on my nose, "Goodnight baby Black." His hand rubbed my tummy.
"Goodnight Mr. Black." I kissed him on his cheek. "I love you."
"I love you too, I love you both." Jake mumbled before sleep took over.
I fell asleep shortly after, completely and totally happy.
A/N – Well that's it! The ending of this wild ride. I hope you guys liked how things worked out for them.
Much thanks to everyone who has read this story and stuck with it from start to finish. I appreciate it more than words can say.
I'll hopefully be starting another project once I get some chapters written for "Seeing Through Myself" and "Trace The Moment" which are two completely different stories I am working on.
Thanks everyone from the bottom of my heart!