A smile made my lips curl. A bubble of nervousness fluttered in my chest. I sat down in the plush sofa and curled my body underneath me. My head rested on the plate of the window, my eyes staring at our twinkling backyard. that was decorated with white flowers.
My fingers twisted around my engagement band, anxiously spinning it on my finger. My silk gown was crunched beneath my legs and I knew it would cause Alice to have a fit.
I smiled again when I felt his presence behind me. No matter how hard he tried, he was never able to catch me by surprise.
"You look beautiful" his soft, honey-like voice whispered from behind me, making me melt. If he only knew the effect he had on me.
In a second, I was turned around to face him, staring into his glorious face. He was smiling crookedly, his golden eyes sparkling with delight. He took me in his arms and I finally fell against him, feeling whole and complete.
"Don't be nervous" he said in my ears, causing a hot shiver up my spine.
His arms were tense underneath me, he wasn't breathing. His voice was soft but, controlled, an octave lower. His eyes were dark, anxiousness twirling in the orbs.
"You should take your own advice." I said softly, making him chuckle.
"If only I could" he kissed my forehead and I rested my head on his heart.
We both stayed that way for a few minutes, just breathing into each other. It truly did fee marvelous, holding him in my arms. But, a heavy weight was pressing down my chest and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get rid of it.
"I'm scared" Edward sighed.
"Don't worry" I tried to comfort him but couldn't, I was in the same position as he.
"It's so soon" his breath tickled in my ear and I sighed.
"It is." I agreed, my voice cracking on the last part. Finally letting my emotions out.
"Then remind me again, why the hell are we going through with this again?" Edward's voice was low, but demanding.
I allowed myself a second to let the sorrow consume my body. I let it spread to my heart, making my eyes wet with emotions. My throat formed a lump, making it hard for me to swallow. I wanted to cry but, my dry eyes wouldn't let me.
But, then after that second I let the sorrow flush out of my body. I breathed in deeply, bringing in the sweet smell of pine and flowers. I had spent enough time being sad about this, this was not suppose to be a grieving event. I was supposed to be happy, I was ruining this day for her. If she saw me like this, I could only imagine what she would do.
"Because, I know she deserves this." I said, pulling away from Edward's chest to look him in the eye.
"But, she's so young" Edward breathed, pinching the bridge of his nose. His habit still made me smile.
"She's 5 years older than us when we went through this." I said, standing on my tiptoe to place a kiss on his lips. He opened his eyes.
"I just don't want her to leave us." He whispered, his voice broken. I felt his pain
"She's a grown adult, Edward. That what she's suppose to do, break away from us and make her own life out there. And this is only the first step" I said and Edward sighed again.
"I still don't like him" He said, furrowing his eyebrows. I laughed.
"You can imagine what my father felt like when you swooped in and took me away." I said to him.
"But, I can't believe she's marrying him-" I laughed. "- he's just so strange. He's like freaking mountain. He might even crush her when they're sleeping next to each other."
"Edward, stop hating on him. Jacob is perfect." Edward had never liked Jacob, they didn't get along.
"Why him though? Couldn't she choose someone else?" Edward's eyes were narrowed. I laughed again.
"Jacob makes Marissa happy, Edward. He's all she's ever wanted in a man. And I know for a fact that Jacob is crazy about Marissa, he would do anything for her. They're both so happy together. They love each other very much, they should get married." I said to him.
"She's my little girl though." Edward said, but he was smiling a little.
"She's 26! She looks older than us! In a few years, she'll be able to pose as our mother." Edward laughed a little.
"And besides think of her future. She'll be able to enjoy her life with Jacob. They'll be able to go out on Saturday nights and drink beer. They'll be able to invite all their friends and watch the super bowl together. They'll be able to go out in the sun on a sunny picnic. They'll work hard and buy their own house. And the biggest thing of all, they'll be able to have children together."
"Marissa will give birth to a beautiful baby. We'll be grandparents! She'll be able to enjoy motherhood. They both will see their child grow up, like us. They'll send her to school, they'll watch her when she becomes a teenager, they'll cry when she graduates high school. They'll smile when she walks down the aisle. And finally after a beautiful life, they'll grow old together."
"They'll be happy?" Edward questioned me, just to confirm it. I grinned at him.
"oh honey, you can bet on it" We both laughed together. I placed my hand on his neck and forced him to bend it so I could kiss him.
And that's exactly how Alice found us; with my hands in Edward's hair and Edward's hand in my…err… special place.
"EWWWW! MY EYES! THEY BURN!" Alice screamed, her hands placed upon her eyes.
"ALICE!" Edward and I both screamed in sync, moving away from each other and fixing our clothing.
"Gosh, could you lay it off for this day? Seriously, you both act like freaking horny teenagers all the time."
"It's not like I haven't found you in a compromising positions with Jasper before." Edward scowled and Alice stuck her tongue out at him.
"Come on now, you all need to be in you place. Edward and Bella, you both need to sit down. The ceremony is about to start in 5 minutes and 37 seconds. I need to make sure Marissa is ready and then tell Jacob to hurry the hell up." Alice rushed out. She turned around to the door
"Don't just stand there, go!" She yelled in her pixie like voice and rushed out the room.
"You know for someone who claims to see the future, she has terrible timing." I whispered over to Edward. He grinned.
"It was a beautiful wedding" I whispered to Edward as we slowed dance. My head rested on his chest.
"It was." He agreed.
All around us, couples were dancing together. Alice and Jasper were twirling around the dance floor gracefully while Rosalie and Emmet danced slowly in the corner. Esme and Carlisle were talking to guests at some table, bright smiles on their face.
But, everybody's focus was on the beautiful couple who danced in the middle. Marissa and Jacob. They both looked beautiful. Marissa in her tight, white, body hugging dress and Jacob in his dark Tuxedo. Her head was rested on his massive chest and he was holding her delicately in his arms. They looked so happy together.
Suddenly Marissa looked up, her bright blue eyes catching me. She looked up at Jacob and whispered something to him. He nodded and smiled. Jacob offered her his arm, which she held on to tightly with a blush. They both slowly made their way towards us.
When they came near us, Marissa lunged at me, wrapping her hands tightly around my shoulders.
A breath that I didn't know I had been holding left my body and I hugged her back tightly, making sure not to crush her.
"You look so beautiful" I whispered in her ear and kissed her cheek. She pulled away from me, bright tears in her eyes.
"Thank you" She said softly, still holding onto to me. I smiled, letting my own eyes fill with dry tears.
"Without you, I wouldn't be here. You've cared for me my whole life as if I was your own daughter. You've given me all that I ever needed. You've loved me like I needed to be loved. Thank you." Marissa said, her tears leaking from her eyes.
If I were human, I would've been bawling my eyes out at this moment. Marissa and I had grown a very special relationship. After Edward brought me home the night he realized that I was Bella, I hadn't known what to expect from Marissa.
I remember clearly how she had attacked me, just like she did today, when I had first walked through the doors. She had hugged me tight and had told me that she loved me. And from that day forward, she had become my daughter. I loved her just as much as I loved Edward and we had become out own little family.
Tanya leaving had affected Marissa and she missed her dearly. But, after a while Marissa had grown to forget about her biological mother. I still couldn't believe that Tanya could leave her own child behind; in the last 20 years we hadn't seen or gotten a call from her. Marissa had accepted the fact that her mother was never coming back. Now, I was the only mother she had ever known.
"Thank you for letting me love you, thank you for letting me be a part of your life" I told her, smiling.
"I love you." Marissa said and then buried her face in my neck. I patted her hair.
"You'll always be my daughter" I said to her and then brought her face up. I kissed her forehead softly, just like I used to when she was a little girl and had nightmares.
"Did you completely forget about your daddy?" Edward asked from the side, his golden eyes shining.
Marisa laughed and hugged him tightly, her arm resting on his chest. Edward put his arms around her, realizing that she has no longer his little daughter. She was no longer Marissa Isabella Cullen, no she was now Mrs. Marissa Black- a married woman.
To give Edward and Marissa some private time I looked over to Jacob who was awkwardly standing near the side, his hands shoved in his tuxedo pocket. I moved towards my son- in- law and stood in front of him.
"May I ask you to dance?" I asked him, holding out my hand to him.
"Certainly" he replied, grinning. He took my hand and led me to the dance floor where we swayed to the music slowly.
"Marissa really loves you" I told him softly. He smiled.
"As I love her" he replied. They were a perfect match for each other, I couldn't have wanted a better son in law.
"Can I ask you something?" Jacob asked, his brown eyes boring into mine. I nodded slowly.
"What is your and Edward's relationship with Marissa?" I immediately stiffened. I knew one day he would ask us this and had always dreaded it.
"We're her siblings of course. Esme and Carlisle adopted her-" He cut me off.
"No, I want a true answer. I know that all of you are… different. You say that you're younger than Marissa but, act as if you've lived through a century. You say you're her younger sister but, act as if you're her mother" Jacob said.
I swallowed. Marissa was human but, she obviously knew all about vampires. All of us knew that Jacob would of course wonder about our whole family. Marissa was pretending to be Carlisle and Esme's oldest adopted daughter but, she only looked about 8 years younger than them. We didn't care what other people thought of us since we moved every 5 years but, Jacob would be stuck with us for a long time.
"I know you all are different and really I don't even care. I don't care what you are or who you are. I just want to know more about Marissa. She won't tell me anything about her family." Jacob said, his voice light.
"Jacob…we are different, our whole family. I cant tell you much but, I'm sure you'll figure it out over the years. The only thing that I can tell you is that yes, Marissa is mine and Edward's daughter" I told him truthfully. I decided that I could trust him.
Jacob just nodded, like he already knew. I really liked this boy; I could tell that we'd get along great. He didn't ask me anymore question about me, which I was thankful for.
I looked to my right and saw Edward and Marissa dancing together. Edward's head snapped up as if he could sense me. He smiled at me softly, making my frozen heart melt. Edward then looked at his son-in-law and his smile faded. A scowl took over his face and he looked away.
"He doesn't like me." I heard Jacob sigh. I laughed.
"He hates any man who dares even smile at Marissa and you just married her. His coldness is expected." I told him, smiling.
"What can I do to make him like me?" Jacob asked me, pleading. I chuckled.
"Edward Cullen is a mystery that is better not revealed." I said and Jacob sighed but, he was smiling.
I saw Edward and Marissa making their way towards us. Marissa was smiling wide, her eyes trained on Jacob. She looked at him like he was the sun to her dark night.
"Can I cut in?" Edward asked Jacob. Jacob released me immediately and took Marissa in his hands before twirling her away from us, a bright smile on his face.
"Do you trust me?" Edward asked me, a childish smile on his face.
"I married you, didn't I?" I laughed.
"Then come on" He said, still smiling.
Edward took my hand in his and led me to the hidden gazebo behind the ferns. We sat on the benches, wrapped around each other.
"Are you happy?" Edward asked me. I smiled.
"I'm on cloud nine" I told him truthfully. He kissed my neck softly, making yet another shiver run up my spine.
"Did I tell you just how beautiful you look this fine evening?" He asked, kissing my jaw now, dangerously close to my lips.
"I think you may have mentioned that once." I giggled when he softly bit the skin near my lip.
"Mhmmm… I had to resist punching Jacob's groomsmen today" Edward said, kissing the side of my mouth. My hands were on his neck.
"And why is that?" I asked him, my hands making this way up his hair.
"You should have heard the inappropriate thoughts they were thinking about you." Edward growled and I giggled.
"If they only knew that I was the same age as their grandmother" I let my fingers roam around his wild hair.
"You would make a very sexy old lady" Edward murmured and I laughed out loud.
"Sexy old ladies turn you on?" I asked him and Edward smiled goofily before kissing me right on the mouth.
"Definitely" he said against my lips.
We kissed then. I let his hands roam all over my body. I sat on his lap, my hands running up his abs. we were kissing passionately when we were interrupted yet again.
"You were right Alice-" Emmett boomed out. "-They do act like sex-driven teenagers"
Edward and I immediately separated. Edward quickly buttoned up his tuxedo shirt and I hastily fixed my dress, making sure that no important parts were hanging out.
"You all need to stop barging in like this" Edward hissed out.
"Hey, it's not our fault you guys go at it every second of the day" Alice said, shrugging her delicate shoulders.
Alice danced in the gazebo with Japer, sitting crossed legged on his lap. Rosalie walked in gloriously and sat near me, Emmet following her.
"What are you all doing here anyways?" I asked them, still embarrassed.
"I got bored of just sitting around with humans. All they ever do is crack bad jokes and eat." Emmet said and Rosalie thwacked his head.
"Marissa's a human, you fool" She said to him.
"But, she's cool." Emmet whined, rubbing the part where Rosalie had just slapped him. I smiled at their interaction. They were too funny.
"Marissa's inside, changing for her honeymoon. I thought I would let you both know so would stop whatever you were doing and say goodbye" Alice said, snuggling against Jasper.
"Alice, if I ever hear you say my daughter's name and the word honeymoon in the same sentence, I swear to god I will burn down your closet" Edward threatened Alice.
"You try that and I will burn down you stupid Volvo" Alice retorted.
"I-" Edward was cut off.
"God Edward, grow up. She's a woman now, she has needs." Rosalie said and Edward glowered at her.
"Yeah Eddie boy. She'll finally be able to express her needs tonight, without worrying that you might overhear." Emmet said, grinning like an idiot. Edward was going to murder him.
"Shut up Emmet!" Edward screamed. I was trying to hard not to laugh.
"Her needs will finally be full-filled-" Emmet started to say but, Alice but him off.
"Oh, please. Her needs have already been met quite satisfyingly." Alice said, a mischievously smile on her face. We all tuned to look at her.
"Congratulations. Jacob is the father of your 10 week year old grandchild who's currently attached to Marissa's womb" Alice informed us.
All was quite was a second. I prepared myself. 3…2…1…
"THAT BASTARD KNOCKED UP MY DAUGHTER!"
Whaaaa? I thought I said the story was done? Well, I was reading over the last chapter again and I felt like something was missing. So after a year, I decided to write an Epilogue. I hope you all enjoyed it. This was the last chapter of Silent Tears- ever- and there will not be a squeal or anything to this. Thanks for all the support! I love you all!
Anyways, I started to write a new story called Beautifully Broken.
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