A/N: This is something a little different I wanted to try out. I hope you enjoy!
Disclaimer: This story is SLASH, meaning two lovely men will be expressing their love for one another. If that sort of love offends you or makes you uncomfortable, please do not read. Also, if you are under the age of 18, please turn away now.
I do not own Twilight, its characters or any of the other copyrighted material mentioned in this story.
For JasperLuver48, who encouraged me to continue this sweet story.
As soon as Edward and Jasper walked into the house, I could tell something was different. They seemed lighter, silly and giddy. I chalked it up to the fact that they were two people in love and celebrating Christmas with loved ones. However, when Edward hugged his mother I caught the gleam of white gold on his left hand.
After hugging the boys and telling them to take off their coats and get comfortable, I noticed my husband looking shocked and awed. I quickly walked over to him and asked him what was wrong. He just smiled at me like the cat who ate the canary and said "You'll find out soon enough, love."
Hearing the commotion at the front door, I made my way out of the kitchen to see my big brother, his boyfriend and my parents all smiling at each other like a bunch of saps. What in the world could be going on? Is Edward pregnant? Did they just win the lottery? I turned back towards the kitchen and signaled Riley to join me. I had a feeling something good was about to be revealed.
Edward squared his shoulders and took a deep breath while smiling mischievously at Jasper.
"Mom, Dad, Ali and Riley, Jasper proposed last night and we're getting married!
A feeling of elation, pride, and love surged through my body as I smiled. Before I could even approach the boys, Esme and Alice descended and pulled them into a huge group hug.
Did I just hear him correctly? Did my baby just say he's getting married?
I fought back the tears that were quickly filling my eyes and ran towards the boys to pull them into a hug.
"Oh, Edward and Jasper! I'm so happy for you!"
"Thanks, Mom," Edward whispered as he kissed my temple.
I can't believe it! After all these years, Jasper finally popped the question. It's about time! I worried they'd live together as boyfriend and boyfriend for the rest of their lives. Now I just have to wait another 10 years for a niece or nephew.
I hope Riley doesn't take that long to propose to me.
The phone rang four times before I was able to pick it up. These weary legs don't move as fast as they once did.
"Daddy? It's Jasper! Merry Christmas!"
"Merry Christmas to you too, son! Hold on while I put you on speaker phone so your Mama can speak to you."
I quickly turned on the speaker phone and called for Clara, who was busy in the kitchen, to join me.
"Alright, Jasper! Your Mama's here to wish you a Merry Christmas."
I listened as Clara wished our boy a Merry Christmas. Jasper must have been on speaker phone too because we suddenly heard Edward in the background.
"We can't wait to see you boys in a few days!"
"Me too," Edward called out.
Jasper laughed and then sighed into the phone.
"Mama. Daddy. There's something we need to tell you."
"Edward and I...we're getting married!"
I had to reach out for Teddy's arm. Did my boy just say he was getting married?
"You said you're getting married," I asked.
"Yes, ma'am," he replied. "I popped the question last night."
I smiled with immense joy. "I'm so happy for you, hun!"
I have to admit that when Jasper came out his senior year of high school, I didn't know what to make of it. We come from a pretty conservative family and I think most of my reaction to his news wasn't from disgust or disappointment, but from plain old not understanding. However, he was my boy and I would never do anything to mess up our close relationship, especially over something as trivial as whom my boy chose to love. Unfortunately, not all of our family felt the same way. They hurled hurtful words at me and my son, but I told them straight up that if they couldn't handle the fact that my son preferred men over women, they could kiss my lily white ass.
When Edward came into Jasper's life, I finally understood. Just as I couldn't be away from my Clara too long, Jasper couldn't be away from his Edward. Love was love, pure and simple, and it didn't matter if it came from a woman or man. So when Jasper said they were finally going to make it official, I was ecstatic!
"We can't wait to see you in a few days! Love you," Jasper called out to us.
"Love you too, Jasper and Edward!"
"Bye," they said in unison.
Tears spilled over and ran down my cheeks as I thought about my little boy getting married. I always thought he and Edward made a handsome pair, but couldn't understand what was taking them so darn long to make it official. Oh well, there's no use in crying over spilled milk now. They're planning on spending the rest of their lives together and I couldn't be happier.
I knew Esme and I were going to have a field day planning this wedding. I'm sure Jasper and Edward will scoff at our desire to make the plans, but they can't say no to their dear old moms! They'll just have to sit there and take it like the good little boys we raised them to be.
After we hung up the phone, Teddy took out his handkerchief and wiped away my joy-filled tears.
"Now now, darlin'," he whispered. "There's no need for tears."
He pulled me into a tight embrace and I relished in the feel of his big, strong arms wrapped tightly around me. I would never tire of my husband protecting, loving, and cherishing me and it did my heart good knowing that my precious son would have that same kind of love.
I wrapped my arms around Jasper's shoulders as he pressed 'end' on his cell phone.
"That went well," I whispered before placing a soft kiss on his neck.
"Mmmhmm," he hummed.
I kissed him again.
"You know, our mothers are going to be beside themselves planning this wedding?"
His arms snaked around my waist as he sat down on the kitchen stool and pulled me between his legs.
"Yeah, but let them have their fun. I just want to concentrate on my future husband," he purred.
Leaning in, I kissed his delectable lips, running my fingers through his hair and pressing myself closer to his body.
"Damn, I love hearing that," I replied, my voice hoarse and thick with passion.
Suddenly I heard someone clearing her throat behind us.
"Looks like the lovebirds are starting the honeymoon early," Alice teased with a quirk of her eyebrow.
As we joined the rest of the family to open our gifts, I inconspicuously adjusted myself and prayed that I wouldn't have to sport a hard on for the rest of the day. I was determined to get Edward somewhere private, even if we had to resort to fooling around in the car.
I looked around at all of the wonderful people in front of me and my heart warmed knowing that they would soon be my family too. Hell, Edward and I have been together so long that I'm sure they already consider me family, but it just feels different somehow – more permanent. Edward and I are committing ourselves to each other for all eternity and I'm determined to spend every waking minute making him happy.
Edward handed a gift to me and said, "Merry Christmas, babe," with his adorable crooked grin.
As I opened the small box and read the information contained inside, I was floored.
"We're going to Washington, D.C. and then to...Fallingwater?"
He nodded his head and smiled brightly.
I couldn't contain my joy as I launched myself into his arms, knocking him backwards onto the floor and showering his face with kisses as the soft laughter of our family filled the room.
So what did think? I know the format is kind of different, but I wanted to explore each family member's reaction to the guys' good news! I hope I did the characters justice. *big smile*
That's the end of this short story! I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it! I'd like to give a big thank you to everyone who left reviews and supported this story. It was immense fun to write! Jasperluver48, I hope it brought a smile to your face! :)