So sorry for the 8 month delay everyone! I don't truly have an excuse for my extended absence, so here you are!

My mind was running at breakneck speed as I tried to make sense of what had just happened. The man who was my reason for existing just proposed to me, but right in the middle of said proposal my best friend barged into the room screaming like a banshee and looking like she'd gone two rounds with Mike Tyson. I'm not traditionally known to be a conspiracy theorist, however, I had a gut feeling Carlisle's motives for proposing to me were solely out of love.

"You bastard!" I screamed, backing up against the wall. "You only want to marry me out of pity, you don't love me, you never have! I was merely a fuck buddy that you'd planned to get rid of, but then I got knocked up with you child and that put a kink in your plans!" The incredulous expression on Alice's face mixed with Carlisle's look of sheer distraught hinted to me that I might have come off a bit deranged.

"I can't believe you would ever assume that, Isabella Swan," Carlisle's voice cracked as he closed the velvet box and slid it inside his jacket pocket. Should he be human, I'd have bet tears would have rolled down his perfectly sculpted face. Just as he made his way to the door, I grabbed him by the hand, looking up at him in desperation for guidance in this darkest period of my life.

"What do you expect me to think? You just found out I'm pregnant and now you decide to propose. How am I not to take everything you say, every promise with a grain of salt? I've given up everything for you, for this fetus and now I can't go back. If your intentions aren't pure, then I will have lost everything good in my life." Before I knew it, I found myself crying silently in my lovers arms, the father of my baby, Alice nowhere in sight.

"Bella, you're my only reason to stay alive. The night I was changed and made immortal, regardless of my actions thereon forward, I've been damned. I'd attempted suicide multiple times, even considered it over the centuries after I'd became a physician. You've given me a reason to live, I've never loved anyone or anything more than you. Hell, ever since I was a human I'd dreamed of marrying and starting a family, and now I have that opportunity with you. Please, Bella, I love you and I want to spend the rest of eternity with you and our baby," He gently pulled me away from him and, for the final time, got down on one knee to profess his love for me.

"Isabella Swan, I've never met someone quite like you in over a life time. I swear to love you unconditionally and to care for you and our unborn child forever. Would you do me the honor of becoming my wife?" Carlisle's soft golden eyes locked with mine, a sort of understanding passing between us as to what my final answer would be.