Hey guys me again! Here's the next chapter as promised, sorry it's so short and I'm afraid this is the last one!
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It seems as though there will be a sequel as a few people have said they want one so I will get on that A.S.A.P (And you WILL find out the whole Charlie/Alice scenario eventually ;) ), but I will be writing other stories as well hopefully, so keep your eye out or author alert me
Once again thank you so much, I hope you enjoy the last chapter (I'm not doing an epilogue sine there will be a sequel):
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Chapter 21: Let's go home
The court was adjourned for half an hour while the jury deliberated and we were currently waiting outside. I was so proud of my Bella for going through that. I could see how hard it was for her and I was so proud of her for going through with it. She had been very quiet since we left the court room though, and I knew she was scared that Charlie wouldn't go down. So I just held her in my arms, letting her know that we were all there for her.
Eventually we were told that the jury had made a decision so we went back inside for the moment of truth. Poor Bella had a death grip on my hand and I was worried she would hurt herself.
'The Jury have made a decision. What is you're verdict?' The judge asked. One of the members of the jury stood up and said: 'We find Chief Charlie Swan…' I heard Bella take a deep breath and hold it. 'Guilty!' She let it out. I think she was in shock. I heard her mumble 'guilty?' to herself before it set in: she was free! Suddenly she wrapped her arms around my neck and hugged me tightly. 'Thank you. Thank you so much. I owe you so much, whatever I can do to repay you let me know and I'll do it.' I hugged her back not saying anything. Silly Bella. She didn't have to do anything. Just be happy.
I couldn't believe it. I was free! He was gone! I couldn't keep the grin off my face and I didn't want to let go of Edward for the life of me but I knew I had to eventually. Charlie had been sentenced to life imprisonment which meant I never had to see him again! The Cullen's had already said I could stay with them as long as I wanted which was very nice of them.
As we were on the way back to their house Alice was talking my ear off about having a celebration party. All I really wanted to do was to go home and relax. Hmm… home. I hadn't used that word in so long… sure I lived in a house but I never had somewhere to go that really felt like home. Anyway I let Alice have her way because I figured she was only going to do it anyway and it would be easier if I was on board. I wasn't even listening she was saying something about colour schemes and outfits and guest lists but I just tuned her out. Edward just turned and rolled his eyes and me when she kept talking. I giggled. I think I was going to like it here.
When we arrived at the house Edward opened my door for me and we stood outside the house holding hand for a few moments. I just wanted to take everything in. I couldn't believe it… after everything that had happened I was finally free. I could live my life however I wanted and no one could stop me. I couldn't wait.
Edward stepped forward, looked back at me and said: 'Come on love, let's go home.' I sighed.
Better words had never been spoken.
And that is it folks! Sorry about the short ending I should have included it in the last chapter really but oh wells!
The sequel will be up A.S.A.P as will the other story I want to write. I'm going to try and do them both at once but if it becomes too much one may have to be put on hold until the other is finished to bear that in mind Thank you once again for your support I couldn't have done it without you!
I have one last request though! Please, please, please can we get too 100 reviews? We are sooooo close and that would be soooo awesome if we could! THANK YOU! Puss-is-in-boots out!