DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN TWILIGHT
A/N: Everytime I went to edit this last chapter it would just get longer and longer and longer until I finally had to put a stop to it, and it's at 3213 words. This is honestly one of my favorite endings to my stories, and I don't even like Jacob! Haha.
Well here it is:
20 years later
"Where does the time fly?" I murmured as I kissed Jacob's cheek. He smiled and I traced the wrinkles around his face.
"Mom, Dad! Why aren't you awake!" Lilly screeched as she stomped down the hallway leading to our room. "Alice won't stop pestering me about why I'm not there!" She opened our door. "I'm going to be late to my own wedding!"
I hopped off the bed. "Lil, relax, you're not going to be late. I shook Jake's leg. "Sweetie, I'll be back later to get ourselves ready. But I want to help her." He nodded sleepily. I shook my head with a smile on my face.
I grabbed some comfy clothes and slipped them on before running to my youngest child, Mia's room.
"Get up! We're running late!" I yelled as she stirred and jumped awake.
Mia was a big, but welcome surprise. I was forty when we found out I was pregnant with her and we didn't think I was that fertile anymore. Jacob insists I probably still am. But during the pregnancy, I started to develop preeclampsia and they had to deliver her two and a half months early. Our little preemie is now 10 years old and very happy and healthy.
"Mom!" David, our youngest son yelled. I huffed and thew clothes at Mia.
"Get dressed, now." I walked out and David, my youngest son, came running to me.
"Kayla needs you, she's throwing up."
I bit my lip and turned around, "Jacob!"
He came running out a few minutes later. He wrapped his arms around me. "What's wrong?"
"No it's just everything is chaotic around here, as usual. Can you please make toast and get a ginger ale for Kayla? I guess her morning sickness is really bad today."
He nodded and took the stairs two at a time.
I hurried into the bathroom as Lilly yelled. "Mom, I'm late!"
"Don't worry!" I yelled back.
I went in to find Kayla crouched over the toilet. "Oh sweetie." I murmured as I sat down next to her.
She pulled away and wiped her mouth on a piece of toilet paper. She waved her hand at me. "Go. You'll be late. Lilly is more important today. I've been on your mind for the past two months. Go." I looked at her, pained. She glared at me.
"Okay, dad will bring you over when you feel a little better." I blew a kiss to her and hurried out of the bathroom.
Kayla was supposed to be our youngest child, that was until Mia. Kayla is 15 and pregnant. She originally found out when she was fourteen and nearly gave Jacob a heart attack. Alice was actually the first one to know. She had a vision of Kayla finding out and then Edward knew, who told Lilly who asked Kayla. And then Kayla took a test and was shocked when she learned she was indeed pregnant. At first she didn't tell us but Edward accidently let it slip one day. She didn't tell me that at first she asked Rosalie if she wanted the baby. I had to find out from Edward. But he said that Rosalie wanted Kayla to have her own experience. I've never approached Kayla about it. She wants to keep it now, since she caused the whole thing. The father isn't in the picture, although Edward says part of it is that the kid is scared of both him and Jacob. I agreed to help take care of my grandchild if Kayla completed high school, even though I'd still help if she decided to drop out. But I said this to have her graduate. It's going to be the same for college too. Jacob's deal was that he'd help if she vowed not to have sex again until after high school. At first I thought he was joking, but he's not.
Jacob and I will watch the baby on Monday, Rosalie on Tuesday, me again on Wednesday, Rosalie on Thursday, and then me again on Friday.
I'm not to thrilled that I'm going to be taking care of a baby at fifty years old, but it's all worth to see my daughter succeed in life after this bump in the road, and have my first grand child in the process.
The twins are now twenty years old and they came home from school to see Lilly get married. They ended up being identical twin boys, Justin and Mark.
This brings us to a total of six kids. Three girls, three boys. Lilly, Justin, Mark, David, Kayla and Mia. I've spent a total of 5 years pregnant throughout my marriage with Jacob. This includes when I had the stillborn. I had six kids in thirteen years. Surprisingly, I've been able to lose my baby weight each time. I've loved every moment of my life with Jacob. It's been a little tough having such a big family in such a short time.
I had the twins when Lilly was three. When Lilly was six and Justin and Mark were three, I had David. When Lilly was 8, Justin and Mark were 5, and David was two, I had Kayla. That was five kids in eight years right there. When I was pregnant with Mia, Lilly was 13, Justin and Mark were 10, David was seven, and Kayla was five.
Rosalie babysat for us a lot when they were younger. It kind of helped fill the hole she has in her heart for not having any kids of her own.
There was a knock at the front door. I sighed and David went to go answer it. I rely on David a lot around here. He helps out with Mia, and has been letting me know when Kayla doesn't feel good and has been calming down Lilly when she has one of her pre-wedding breakdowns. He also helps Jake down at the shop.
"Mom, grandpa Charlie is here!" He yelled.
I went down the stairs. "Hi dad."
He looked uncomfortable. I don't blame him. He still has a grudge against Edward from back when he left me, thirty two years ago. He also doesn't like the fact that his first granddaughter is marrying a vampire.
Jacob and I had to explain the whole thing to him when Charlie saw Edward at our house, and he didn't look a day over what he was all those years ago.
The soon to be wed couple found a solution to not changing Lilly. Since she was a werewolf, she could stay frozen with Edward if she continued to phase.
The twins have phased too and they embrace it. David hates it, so he tries not to. But he can't help it if he gets mad. Kayla hasn't yet. We're hoping that she won't especially not for the next seven months since she's pregnant. But Leah was the only girl in La Push to phase. So we're thinking it may have just been Lilly. Leah figured out that if she stopped phasing for a while, she was able to conceive, so she didn't end up being a "dead end" like she thought.
"Mom!" Lilly shrieked as she ran down the stairs with Mia trailing behind her. "Kayla feels better!"
I rolled my eyes and hugged Charlie. "Can you help Jacob, please?" He nodded. "Where's Sue?" I asked. Sue and Charlie got married a little bit after the twins were born.
"She'll be here soon." He said. I nodded.
"Kayla, if you want to come with us, you have to get ready, NOW!" I yelled.
Within fifteen minutes I was in the car with my engaged 23 year old who was hyperventilating, my pregnant 15 year old who was talking on the phone and my 10 year old who was surprisingly quiet.
"Kayla, who are you talking to at nine in the morning?" I yelled.
She bit her lip and peered over at me. "No one."
Lilly leaned over and grabbed her phone.
"Lilly!" She screamed. "Give me back my phone!"
"Girls, I'm driving!" I growled.
She looked at the caller id. "Oh, hello Zack." I froze and nearly slammed into the car in front of us. Zack is the boy who knocked up Kayla.
"Why are you talking to him?" I demanded.
She glared at me. "He called me! I haven't spoken a word to him since he decided he didn't want to be with me."
Lilly said a few curse words into the reciever. "Lilly!" I exclaimed.
She shrugged and hung up the phone.
The Cullens relocated to Seattle last summer, so they could stay here for a while, so they didn't live that far away. Edward came back and forth a lot, but he never actually lived here, because people would be curious as to why he never aged over 20 years. We quickly pulled into their driveway. The wedding was going to be held in their backyard, which was huge.
Alice ran out and practically pulled Lilly out of the car.
"Where's Edward?" I heard her ask Alice.
"You can't see him!"
I laughed as I got out.
Everything went by in a blur. One moment I'm watching my daughter get ready for her wedding day, the next I'm glaring at Edward and telling him the same thing I told him twenty years ago. That if he hurt my daughter I would have Jacob punch him for me. Then I'm back at my house, getting the rest of my family ready. Within and hour, we're on our way back to the Cullen house.
Kayla is a bridesmaid and Mia is the flower girl, so they are already inside waiting for the ceremony to begin.
Alice ran out. "Jacob, you need to come back here!" He kissed me and hurried back to where Lilly was waiting. I sat down with the rest of the kids and within the next hour people started to pile in. Esme and Carlisle sat next to me. Esme and I chatted about every little detail put into the ceremony.
She looked around. "Gosh, I remember when I thought this was going to be you." She smiled. "But things changed," Her smile deepened. "for the better." The ceremony was about to start and Edward stood at the altar. "It only took him 120 years to find his soul mate."
I started to laugh as the door open to reveal the bridemaids. I closed my eyes as I felt a tear. I looked up at Edward and smiled at him. He grinned.
I watched Kayla walk forward, her stomach was barely sticking out, but I noticed it. She looked over at me and then continued forward. One by one they went until Mia was throwing flowers out of a basket. The music played and then everyone stood up. I wiped away a few tears falling down my face and then stood.
Jacob had his arm wrapped around Lilly's. He smiled lovingly towards me. They walked to Edward and Jacob handed her off. The rest of the ceremony went by fast and before I knew it, Edward and Lilly had their first kiss as a married couple. The contrast between them was beautiful. Edward was extremely pale, whereas Lilly was very tan. They were both tall and slim, Lilly a bit more muscular from phasing. Lilly had sleek, straight black hair. Edward's hair was bronze color and messy in a perfect way. She had shocking blue eyes, which we thought was a recessive trait from my mother and Edward's were now golden.
Before I knew it, we were at the reception and Jacob was holding me in his arms as we danced.
"I can't believe how far we've come." I murmured.
He nodded. "Our daughter just got married," He said, still astonished. "To your first love." I laughed. "Our other daughter is pregnant," I pressed my head against his chest. "At fifteen. Where did we go wrong there?"
I shrugged. "I don't think we were the ones who did anything wrong, Jake. It was her choice." I smiled. "You've got to admit you're a little excited."
He smiled. "Yeah, I guess the happiness outweighs the madness."
I kissed his cheek. "You know for us being such an old couple, we're pretty rockin'."
"How long have we been together now?" I smacked him playfully. He smirked. "31 years." I closed my eyes contently. "I remember the day when you first told me you loved me." I felt tears in my eyes again. "I can't even describe to you how it felt to hear those words come from you. I was just 16 and you were 19. How time flies…"
I rested my head on his shoulder. "And then the day you proposed to me." I laughed as the memory filled my brain.
He threw his head back as he chuckled. "I was so nervous. I seriously thought that I would never be able to ask you."
"When we found out we were having our first child." I said sadly.
He kissed my forehead. "We got through it though, didn't we Bells?" I nodded. "You never forget what it's like to hold your stillborn son in your arms." I breathed in deeply.
"And you never forget how it feels to hold your first child after a traumatizing incident like that." He looked over at Edward and Lilly who were dancing and talking softly to each other.
I traced the wrinkles that lined the sides of his eyes. "I remember when I used to be stuck with you while Charlie and Billy went fishing."
He started to laugh. "We were so young." I grinned. "Who would have know that those two kids would live a life like this." He sighed. "I wish my father could have seen this." He whispered.
Billy died sometime after David was born. He had cancer, and he couldn't feel it do to his paralysis. By the time the doctors discovered it, it was too late. Billy passed about a month after his diagnosis.
I smiled. "So do I."
We continued to dance slowly. "I love you." He murmured. I smiled. "I love the laugh lines on your face. I love the wrinkles on the sides of your face when you smile."
"Well thanks for pointing my aging." I giggled.
He pressed his index finger to my lips. "There's more." I blushed. "I love how you let the grey hair grow in until it drives you so crazy you have to dye it. I love how your hair falls to your waist, and you've kept it that way for the past thirty years. I love your eyes, and how I could stare into them for hours and not get bored. I love the way you laugh. I love how no matter how many kids you've had, you still have managed to be only thirty pounds heavier than what you were when we first got married." I raised my eyebrows and laughed. "I love how much you love our children. I love that glow you would have when you were pregnant with those children. I love how you were calmer than me when we had our stillborn. I love how no matter how disgusting the birthday cakes I make for you may be, you still somehow choke them down.I love how you somehow always end up entangled in my arms while we sleep. I love the way you smile and how it lights a flame in my heart for you. I love the life you have given me. I love the way you love me. I love how I never get tired of telling you how much I love you."
I sighed and then whispered into his ear. "I love you. I love how you stuck by me. I love how you loved me when any other guy would go running in the other direction. I love how you had the heart to help me, even though I had no feelings for you. I love your heart and how kind and loving it is. I love how no matter how upset I was, you stuck by my side. I love the kisses you give me. I love you for giving me six beautiful, amazing children. I love the past 30 years, because of all the joy and happiness it has caused me. I love you for making me loving you. I love how you let me choose the movie when we go to the theater. I love how every year you still try to make me a birthday cake, even though they are the most awful tasting things in the world. I love your height, and how it makes me feel safe when you envelop me in your arms. I love your long graying hair. I love how you never go a day without telling me you love me. I love how you never go to bed angry with me. I love how the biggest fight we ever had was about whether or not Edward should be in our daughter's life, and it didn't really even involve us. I love how you haven't left me. I love how you'd do anything to keep me alive, including catching a bullet for me. I love how your muscles are now long gone, but you still wish that you could carry me up the stairs." He laughed. "At this age." I took a breath. "I love how our marriage has lasted this long. I love you." I murmured. "I love you so very much. I don't know what I would do without you. I love how you really are the one who gave us this life. Without you, I would have probably killed myself. I would have never been able to know how it is to love someone as much I love you. I never thought I could love again after I thought Edward died." I felt tears in my eyes. As they shed silently, Jacob wiped them away with his ring finger. I looked at his wedding ring. "You made me realize that I would have a wonderful life down the road. And here I am." I smiled. "Here we are."
He grinned, "Here we are."
Jacob pressed his forehead to mine. He pecked me on the lips quickly.
"Get a room!" Lilly yelled.
We both turned and looked at her. We shrugged and kissed.
And then I knew I was truly living my happily ever after.
There you have it.
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