Title:First Day of the Rest of Our Lives

Pairing: Edward/Jasper

Genre: AU, AH

Summary: Waking the morning of his wedding, Edward is amazed by the man at his side.

Word Count: 498

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Trailing my finger tips gently across his brow, I marveled at the gorgeous creature sleeping at my side. How had I gotten so lucky to have this wonderful man love me? Tracing the skin at his temple, I followed the line of his cheek softly as to not wake him from his peaceful sleep. Usually he was an early riser, but this morning I woke before him.

His breath stuttered and deepened. Pulling my fingers away, I held my breath hoping that I had not awakened him. While gazing at this man, the love of my life, my soul mate, my heart filled with pride. Today was the day we would pledge ourselves to each other for life. Even realizing that I cannot be legally married to him did not dampen my joy on this morning of our wedding.

His breath evened and slowed as he snuggled closer to me, resting his head on my chest and tilting his face towards mine in an attempt to make himself more comfortable. Wrapping my arms around his back, I held him tighter to me as I inhaled his intoxicating aroma. He smelled perfect to me like a sun filled forest after a rainy day. The happiness that filled my soul was so invigorating. I felt like I could fly.

When he agreed over a year ago to become my husband, I thought that was the most blissful day of my life. Oh, how I was wrong! Today has become by far the most joyful, happiest day that I have ever experienced. He was to become mine forever, as I was already his.

Looking into the face of my husband to be, I took in his features one by one. His mid-length, wavy, flaxen-colored hair was covering half of his tanned face. Slowly, I pushed the silky strands back away from his beautiful eyes. Even though his eyes were closed in slumber, I knew that they were the color of the deepest sapphire, changing shades slightly as his moods shifted. His long dark blond lashes just kissed his cheeks. Following down his face, I traced a path down his perfect straight nose. Not able to stop myself, I gave the tip his nose a soft kiss. He stirred from his sleep and opened his eyes.

"Good morning, darling, " he whispered as he stretched up to give me a sweet kiss.

"Morning, love. Are you ready for today?" I spoke into his lips as I ran my hands up and down his back.

He smiled his amazing, sleepy smile and answered, "Yes, I am."

"Good. It's time to get up. We slept in a little later than we were planning to." I laughed as I pulled him out of bed. He laughed as well and stumbled into my arms.

"I'm ready," he smirked kissing me again, "To start the first day of the rest of our lives."

Gathering him tightly into my arms, I sealed his declaration with a searing kiss.