JooR ch28 The Next Journey
A/n: Well, this is it...the absolute end for messed up crew...I'll save my huge note for the end...
Enjoy the end of the journey...
One year later
I stared at the stick in my hands in complete shock.
I felt the tears of joy fill my eyes as Edward knocked softly on the door as I told him to come in.
"Baby, what is it? What did it say?" He said as he knelt down in front of where I sat on the side of the tub. I just handed him the stick.
He looked at it, then looked up at me with tears in his eyes, "We're having a baby?" his voice barely above a whisper as I nodded at him.
He wrapped his arms around me and buried his face in my chest.
"I love you so much, Bella. You've made me so very happy." He said as he sat up and brought his lips to meet mine.
He picked me up and carried me to our bed where he laid me down and worshipped my body like only he knew how to. He placed a single kiss to my soft belly before he positioned himself between my legs and slowly pushed into me.
"Fuck, baby..." He grunted as he made love to me tenderly, almost reverently.
"More," I cried before his lips crashed to mine and he pushed us both over the edge.
"I've never been happier than I am, right here, right now in this moment." I said. His head currently lay against my chest while his hands played over my still flat stomach. He murmured his quiet agreement.
Three Months Later
I stood at the end of the aisle with fidgeting Jasper on one side and a beaming Emmett on the other side.
The music started to play and all eyes turned to the doors at the end of the aisle as Rosalie walked through them. She looked stunning in her red dress that Alice designed. I heard Emmett whistle under his breath as I turned to grin at him. Their son rested in the arms of my aunt a few aisle's away.
I felt Bella's presence before I saw her. She stood just outside the doorway as she waited to make her entrance. Her body was amazing in that dress and I couldn't help the rush of love that flowed through me as I noticed the ever growing, tiny bump of her belly. Her smile lit up the whole room as she locked eyes with me and walked through the rose petals to take her place beside Rosalie.
The music changed and the whole room stood to their feet as my childhood friend appeared at the doorway. She looked every bit the part of the princess she is as she made her way down the aisle.
There wasn't a dry eye in the room as Jasper and Alice exchanged vows.
I was truly happy for my two best friends as they were introduced as Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Whitlock.
When we sat down to eat the conversation settled around the pregnant women at the table and their ferocious appetites. Rosalie was now in her fourth month with their second child while both Bella and Alice had just settled into their third month.
Yep, Jasper and I were going to be dad's at the same time. They found out a week before the wedding and couldn't have been happier. Both Bella and Alice were thrilled that they would have babies at the same time and had even joked that maybe our children would grow up and fall in love.
Less Than A Year Later
Laney Grace Cullen was born on a Thursday afternoon weighing in at six pounds and seven ounces.
She had crazy wild chestnut hair and her features combined to look like both me and Bella. She was amazing and I didn't know that I could love anyone as much as I loved Bella until I held her for the first time.
And three days later, Riley Preston Whitlock made his entrance into the world.
The two of them looked so cute bundled up, as their layettes stood next to each other in the hospital nursery as Jasper and I stood outside the window to peer in at them..
"Did you ever think we'd get to this point in our lives?" He asked with a chuckle.
"I hoped we would." I said with a smile and slapped him on the back.
Five Years Later
I stood by Bella's side as the doctor performed the C-section as our twin sons, Braxton Lyle and Brandon James Cullen entered the world.
I cried tears of joy as they were placed in my arms. The three of us looked down at Bella as she cried tears of relief.
My parents came into the room later to bring Laney in to see her little brothers before the rest of the family showed up.
Emmett and Rosalie showed up with their boys, Chandler, Jaxson, and the triplets, Brody, Britt and Brent. They definitely had their hands full with all those boys yet they still talked about trying one more time for a girl.
Alice and Jasper came in a short time later with Riley and their newest addition, Whitney.
Brody, Riley and Laney were as thick as thieves and often reminded me of myself, Rosalie and Alice when we were growing up. I loved how close they were and how the boys were protective of my little angel.
I never imagined as I looked around the room that our lives would be so filled by the people we surrounded ourselves with. I felt a smile break out on my face as my heart swelled with the love around us.
Fifteen Years Later
I stood outside the door as I waited to be told when I could go into the room.
Bella opened the door, finally and smiled at me, "She's ready for you."
I leaned in to give her a quick kiss before I entered the room.
There stood my darling daughter in her own wedding gown looking like the princess that she had always been in my eyes.
"Daddy," she said as tears welled up in her eyes.
"Princess," I replied and wiped softly with my thumbs before they could reach her cheeks.
"I'm so nervous, Daddy." Her voice quivered as she spoke.
"Do you love him?" I asked as her face broke out in a grin.
"More than I ever could have imagined," She replied as I walked around behind her to stare at her in the mirror.
"Then that nervousness is for nothing. He loves you, too and I know he'll take care of you in the manner that you deserve." I answered as she smiled at me again, while Bella silently joined us in the mirror.
"Just be happy." Bella's quiet voice spoke as a knock rapped on the door.
"It's time," Rosalie said as she walked into the room.
"Show time," I said as I helped her gather her bouquet before she kissed Bella and whispered something in her ear.
I walked my daughter down the eye and noticed the faces of our family and friends as we passed them in the pews.
Emmett had begun to grey around the temples while Rosalie was still the picture of youth, even after she raised the rowdy band of little McCarty boys that were now almost grown men.
Jasper and Alice both smiled with tears in their eyes as I led my daughter to the end of the aisle.
I kissed my princesses' temple as I answered the preacher's question and placed her hand into Riley's.
I took my seat beside Bella, ours sons and our youngest, Amelia Marie, who came as quite the surprise a short five years ago.
I grabbed Bella's hand and held on tight as I watched while a new chapter in our lives began.
Later at the reception Bella and Alice fussed over something at one of the tables as Jasper and I sat alone at our table.
"Can you believe the last twenty-five years of our lives have resulted in our children now being married?" I asked before I took a sip of the bottle of beer in my hand.
"It always felt like it was just out of reach back then, didn't it?" Jasper said with a whisp of sorrow in his voice.
"I wouldn't change a thing, would you?" I said as I watched Riley and Laney twirl around the dance floor.
"Not a single thing," He said with a laugh as we clinked our bottles together.
A/n: (wipes my tears) I can't believe this venture is really over...but, it is.
It's not always been an easy ride, but I've made some incredible friends along the way and forged friendships that will last a lifetime...all because of these these 2 crazy, fucked up boys. They thought they had it all figured out...but had to go through the tough lessons in life to realize they had it wrong.
Sometimes, sexuality is a phase. While pleasurable it's not always something that the person wants for a lifetime. I should know, I speak from experience.
This fic has been controversial from the get go and for that I am proud of myself because I stuck to my guns and did it my way, how I envisioned it from the very beginning is exactly how it ended today. That scene in the first chapter and the last scene you just read are the ones that I have had in my head since the inception of this fic.
Without my beloved, BNJWL none of this would have come to light. It was rough, raw and completely out of control when she so kindly agreed to "take a look at it" and a lifetime friendship was forged. NOW, it's almost impossible for me to post anything without her stamp of approval. BB, I love you more than you could ever fathom.
My bestie, sissy and original Pre-reader, Reyes139...Massy...you have made this story the best that it could ever be by forcing me to like Bella, cheer for Bella, grow angry with Bella, etc. YOU have always been her biggest supporter in this fic and without you and your insight this fic wouldn't be near what it became. I know that a lifetime by your side would never be enough. I'm just glad I know that you'll always have my back and be by my side, I LOVE YOU!
Thank you to all my readers who have been with me since ch1...who've cried, yelled, cussed and flamed. I love you all.
To all who've discussed, rec'd, pimp'd, questioned and hated this fic, THANK YOU...you've all helped me grow and realize that MY VISION for a fic is truly the one to follow.
So, with a slight smile and a heavy heart...it is done.