2 YEARS LATER
Attention: This is the final chapter of The Twilight Saga: Blinking Star. Great thanks to all of my fans for your support. Without you, I doubt I would've made it to the end. This is actually one of few stories that I've managed to write an ending to.
For those of you who may be interested of reading a continuation of this fanfiction, please visit the following story - The Twilight Saga: Moonlight. There is also a short story called Tommy's Story.
Thank you again for your support.
Oh, my God.
This was getting a little too much.
A long elegant wedding gown? The lower half of my body looked like nothing more than a huge balloon. Aunt Alice was crazy to want me to wear this. And white high heels and pearl earrings to match the dress? I felt like a centerpiece in the middle of a royal ball. The day was just as cloudy and gloomy as any other anyways. A regular day in Forks. Why would she want to make everything so neatly decorated and beautiful when there was no sun to reflect the subjects?
Mom entered the room.
"Nessie?" she asked as I looked at her. The dark blue elegant dress that Aunt Alice picked out so carefully fit her perfectly that it was impossible not to adore her. "Your grandmas and grandpa are here. They're on her way up to give you your something new." I nodded, and then she left.
Something new. Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue; all was a reflection to the bride's part at a wedding. And today the wedding's bride and groom were Jacob and me.
My breathing was even, but my heart pounded like a jackhammer. My hands trembled a little bit and my feet felt slightly numb. What was wrong with me? Today was the most important day of my life, and here I get nervous?
I shut my eyes to try to swallow the nerves.
"Wedding jitters, Ness?" Aunt Alice asked and patted my shoulder.
I looked at Aunt Alice and grimaced. She was so good at seeing through me.
Aunt Rosalie finished fixing my hair five seconds before Grandma Renée, and Grandma Sue and Grandpa Charlie reached the door.
"Hi, Nessie," she greeted with a sense of excitement and stepped in, revealing the tiny silver box in her hand. "I'm so glad I made it on time to give you this before the ceremony. It's your something new." She opened the lid, inside stored a simple golden bracelet. I stroke my fingers carefully on it. True gold.
"It's beautiful. Thank you, Grandma Renée," I said and attached it around my right wrist.
"Aw, you're welcome, sweetheart." She wrapped her arms around my shoulders. I hugged her back. When she backed away, she examined me carefully and said, "I'm so happy for you. Oh my Gosh, you look so much like your mother when she got married to your dad." Her eyes went teary and she wiped her tears. Thank God she had tear-proof mascara. Grandma Sue smiled a gleaming smile at me.
Mom gleamed with her smile. I didn't think it was true, though. The picture of my parents' wedding day showed my mom when she was still human. Despite all the flaws, she was beautiful, and that wedding dress made her shine like a goddess.
Someone knocked on the door.
"Nessie?" Dad said as he entered the room. Mom followed him in. "Your Mom and I would like to give you your something old and something blue."
She opened a long silver box in her hand. Inside stored a pair of ancient silver combs with sapphires embedded in its floral shapes atop the teeth. I recognized them as the ones that Mom wore on her wedding day, so beautiful.
"That's good enough, guys," Aunt Alice said as she examined me again. "And those pearl earrings are borrowed from Rose, so that's pretty much it." Then, her voice hardened. "Now, as much as I hate to do this, we actually still have some work to do, and we can't do it with so many people in the room, so everyone out." She waved her arms to signal everyone out. Mom gloated at her, but did as she asked. Dad gave me a sweet look.
"I'll be downstairs," he whispered.
Once they were gone, my jitters returned. I hoped I won't mess anything up. My head couldn't function normally. My body felt slightly numb now. I closed my eyes and breathed to try to quench my nerves.
"Should I go downstairs and send Jasper to you?" Aunt Rosalie asked me. She noticed my worries.
Aunt Alice leaned next to me and whispered in my ear. "Don't think about how bad the day could turn out or how you're feeling troubled. Just remember that this is the day where you will be spending with Jacob forever. Where he will always be by your side, and nothing will ever stop you two from being together again."
I thought about what she said, and it helped.
Today was the day that will bring me and Jacob together. I focused on that.
I put on my black tuxedo jacket while Emmett made another joke about my upcoming sex life with Nessie. It was infuriating to listen. Trust Emmett to find the joy of humiliating me on my wedding day. His marriage and sex cracks made me tense like a hound on alert.
"C'mon, man, you gotta say it was pretty funny," he admitted. "I mean, I would just love to pound a house off its pillars when I make love to my wife on my wedding day."
I wrapped the bowtie around my neck, trying to ignore him.
"Emmett, drop it, you're getting on his nerves, not to mention mine," Tommy warned, though it was easy to tell by his voice that he was enjoying the conversation.
Emmett snorted. "What? It isn't funny?"
I grunted silently, but I knew they would hear me. Thankfully, Bella entered the room just before Emmett could crack another joke outta his mouth.
"Emmett, I think you better get downstairs," she said. "Someone's arrived with some heavy gifts, and I think it would be better if you're the one to carry it for them instead of June and Rose."
Snort again. "You're just trying to get me out of here."
"Yes, and we do have to show hospitality to our guests, so chop-chop!" Bella clapped her hands.
Emmett sighed, but did as she asked.
"Good job, Bella," Tommy complimented.
"Thank you." She eyed at me sheepishly and then turned back to Tommy. "Thomas, would you mind giving me and Jacob a minute alone?"
He shook his head without hesitation and then disappeared out the door. Bella looked at me intently, like she wanted to tell me something very important or intense. So intense that she needed to get Tommy out of the way before she could say it.
"Is everything okay?"
She nodded and smiled widely. "I just want to say something to you before the wedding." I waited nervously for her to continue. "You do remember what I said a long time ago, about the two of us being one big happy family, and now you're really going to be. You make my daughter happy in a way that only you can give, and I can tell that she is the only one who will give you the same happiness. I'm glad to have you as my son-in-law."
I smiled, and then snorted at the memory of her anger when she'd first found out that I had imprinted on her daughter. It was such a clear memory, even though it'd been a decade. "I swear to always keep her safe, Bells. I will always be there for her," I promised her.
She nodded. "I know you will." Her grin wide and pure of happiness.
We looked at each other like that for a few seconds. Then, Edward came in.
"It's time," he said with a huge smile of his own.
June's humming led me down the stairs as I followed her voice. Dad waited at the bottom of the stairs, and held out his hand when I reached for him. My mind was clouded by anxiety, I could barely move my legs and hold on to the bouquet in my hand. He smiled reassuringly while gently pulling my arm underneath his.
"You ready?" he asked. As if he didn't already know.
I inhaled slowly, held my breath in and nodded. "Yeah." Part of the air escaped my lungs. His smile widened.
"Everything's gonna be fine, Nessie," he whispered. I nodded again.
Then he guided me across the hallway into the living room, gripping hard to Dad's words the whole time to avoid the anxiety attack that was roaming inside my chest - the altar where everyone rose from their seats when they saw us. The first automatic thing I did was look up front, and I saw Jacob in his black groom tuxedo. He showed a glorious smile of amazement and strength. And that was all that took to make me think about only getting to him. I didn't know that I wasn't breathing until my lungs started to burn. I crossed the room, desperate to get to him now.
He held out his hand when I was in reach. Dad gave Jacob a thoughtful smile before he let me go and then joined our family at the seats. My glance brushed across the guests for a brief second. Jacob's family - Lydia, Rachel, Rebecca, Sol, and Paul - sat at the other side of the front seats. The Uley pack and the Denalis in the second. Nahuel sat in the far back. I turned back to Jacob.
His deep brown eyes bore intently into mine. "Wow," he breathed and muttered. "You look so beautiful."
I gleamed and used the connection of our joint hands to show him how genuinely dashing he was.
When the priest initiated the ceremony. Jacob began with his vows.
"I, Jacob Black, swear by this altar to always love you, Renesmee Carlie Cullen, as my wife, my lover and my soulmate.
From this point forward, no matter the obstacles, the challenges and the heartaches, I shall always stay by your side as your husband."
My eyes covered in tears, but I knew it was time to say my vows. I breathed to absorb the tears back in, and waited on the preacher's cue. When he gave it, I began.
"I, Renesmee Carlie Cullen, accept you, Jacob Black, to be my husband. Not because of what we've been through before or where the origin of our connection came from, but because of the moment that we share. I know deep down in my heart that you are, and will always be, the only one soulmate for me. And I know now that loving you was my destiny, and I will always love you."
His expression remained the same, but his teary eyes told that he was touched. When we exchanged rings, I realized that we had succeeded. We'd actually made it here, after 10 years. All the god times, all the bad times, everything that Jake had gone through with my Mom and Dad, had led us to this point right now. The cosmos couldn't have made a better plan to bring us together. Nothing can come between us, not even the Volturi.
"I love you," Jake said.
"I love you," I replied. "Forever."
He leaned down toward me; I lifted my toes and kissed him.
Renesmee and Jacob
The kiss - the seal of our marriage - united our bodies, and turned us into the brightest star that ever existed in universal history. We were now two halves of the brightest illumination, not able to shine without the other. Every fragment of smaller stars and illumination was in place right now as they celebrated our bright union.
Now we were officially married, and it will stay that way.