I still down own Twilight, but damn I wish I did because it would be gay and fabulous. Just thinking about it would give all of y'all a warm fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach. Sadly I don't own it, but that's okay because my dreams shall live on through my fictions.
Well the time has come and after 6 long years it's finally time to bring this story to a close. There will be no sequel for this, so please don't ask. I would like to thank every single person that has been supportive and loyal through this very long journey. There have been many highs and lows to get to this point. This is a bittersweet goodbye, but I think it's time to move on to bigger and better things. More story ideas to explore and dedicate time too. I started this story before I started Your Trash is My Mate and both have been very helpful in getting me through some very difficult times in my life, but it's time for a new generation of stories to be handed the torch.
So for one last time for Unexpected Love let's get on with the show!
2 years later
I wake up slowly and look around. I don't feel familiar chilled arms wrapped around me, but it doesn't take me long to figure out she's in the shower. I slide out of bed and grab my robe that was haphazardly thrown on the floor the previous night. I look t the bathroom door tempted to join her, but decided against it for them time being.
Instead I walk over to the French doors located by the bed. I quietly turn the handle opening them and swiftly exit breathing in the fresh Italian air. I decide to leave the doors open as I walk out and feel the night breeze gently caress my body almost like my lover did earlier. I lean against the railing and just take in the scenery in front of me. The journey of my life hasn't always been easy, but I really can't complain now that I'm here. I don't allow my thought to travel down a melancholy path. I would much rather think about my gorgeous and fiery wife, and how we got here.
I'm lying in bed cuddled into Victoria's simply enjoying our time together. Ever since Edward left things have settled down significantly. Victoria and her family have put in the effort to get to know the Cullen's better which makes me happy.
"Bella, can I ask you something?" Victoria says interrupting the silence that had settled over the room. I failed to notice the nervous twinge in her voice.
"Of course, Victoria. You know you're always welcome to ask me anything." I say as I snuggle into her side more. Her fingers gently stroke my spine in silence. I look up and see her staring at the ceiling with intense concentration.
"How do you feel about marriage?" Victoria asks completely blindsiding me. That's never really something I thought we would ever talk about.
"Personally marriage has never really interested me. After seeing Renee and Charlie's marriage fall apart I just never thought it was for me." I look at Victoria and see a sad look settle in her eyes. "Why do you ask?" I feel her shoulder shrug beneath my head.
"No particular reason I guess. I was mostly just curious that's all." I already know she's not telling me the truth, but I don't want to upset her further so I leave it alone for now. Is this her way of saying she wants to get married?
After that day neither of us really brought that particular topic up again, but I will admit I did start thinking about it more and more. I told her the truth, after Renee and Charlie I never considered myself the marriage type, but that was before I met her.
Honestly now that she's mentioned it I would love nothing more than to marry her if the opportunity ever presented itself. She respects my decisions and she truly loves me for who I am not for who she wants me to be. I really couldn't ask for more in a life partner. Besides when you think about it we're soulmates so really making it legal in the eyes of society would really just be a formality.
I spent weeks trying to figure out how to tell Victoria that, but with the way things ended I don't really know how. She's been a bit more withdrawn than usual, and I'm worried that my answer has upset her. If I had known it meant so much to her I never would have let her give me such a halfhearted answer and let it go. Wait! Was that her way of hinting that she wanted to marry me?
With graduation drawing closer and closer I see Victoria becoming more anxious, and I was unsure of what to do. I didn't really want to talk to anybody about this because I didn't want it to seem like they were influencing my decision. In the end, I decided to just wait and see what Victoria decided to do. Thankfully I didn't have to wait too long.
It was a few days before graduation when Victoria finally brought up the topic of marriage again. I was lying in my bed waiting for Victoria to come over. She said there was something she needed to talk to James and Laurent about, but she would join me later. Again I didn't think she was being completely honest with me, but I let it go for now.
I was looking up at the ceiling getting lost in my thoughts when suddenly my bedroom door burst open. "Oh my god!" I shout as I sit up abruptly grabbing my chest.
I see Victoria standing in the doorway looking a mixture between upset and determined. "I need to say something Bella, and I just need you to listen to me for now, okay? Please don't interrupt because it took a lot of time to build up the courage for this." All I have time to do is nod silently before she starts off into a rant.
"Okay, so remember when I asked how you felt about marriage? I said I was curious, which I was, but I also wanted to see if I had a chance. I've always wanted to get married. I realize it might seem stupid because we're mated, but it's something that seemed right to me. I know we're mated and I don't doubt your devotion to more or our relationship. It's just that when I was little I was young and naive and dreamed of marrying my true love. In that day and age that was unheard of, but still I had hoped that my life would turn out different. Over time that hope died, but when I was changed it gave me hope again." She starts to pace back and forth as she runs her fingers through her hair. I can see she's struggling, but I give her space as I watch her takes several deep breathes before she continues.
"I've always wanted to finally find the person I could spend the rest of my life with, and take that oath in front of friends and family. I was really hoping you said that you were interested because I had already asked Charlie for your hand, and he said yes. I have the ring and everything, but you said it didn't interest you." I realize she said not to interrupt her, but I couldn't resist any longer, if nothing more than to prevent her from wearing a hole in my poor innocent floor.
I stand up effectively blocking her path. I catch her further off guard by cupping her face with both hands and kissing her. I pour every ounce of love and passion I hold for her into that one kiss. I continue to kiss her until my lungs burn from the lack of oxygen, and even then I take my sweet time releasing her lips.
I open my eyes and see that hers are still closed. I take several deep breaths trying to recover from that kiss. "Ask me," I whisper softly as I run my thumb along her cheek. She opens her eyes and looks at me with uncertainty.
"Bella, I didn't mean to make it seem like I was pressuring you. I just wanted you to know how I felt about it." I kiss her again effectively silencing her. I smile when I feel Victoria wrap her arms around my waist pulling me impossibly closer.
This time I pull away before my lungs can hate me too much. I open my eyes and watch as Victoria tries to follow my lips as I move further away from her. If now wasn't a serious moment I would be laughing at her. She opens her eyes and gives me a sexy glare.
"I know you weren't, my love, but now it's your turn to listen. Marriage still doesn't interest me," I watch her physically deflate in front of me. "Let me finish," I say with an eye roll. "Marriage doesn't interest me until I think about marrying you. I realize for us marriage would really just be a formality because I already plan to spend my life with you, but regardless it's something I'd like to do with you and you only. So ask me," I say again as I see her eyes well up with tears that will never fall.
"Bella, this isn't the right time or place. It should be at some fancy restaurant surrounded by onlookers who are kind of nosey, or under the stars as I list every reason I love you to match each star in the sky. I wanted it to be something that will most likely be cheesy, but romantic and absolutely unforgettable." I shake my head as I continue to stroke her cheek with my thumb.
"You are overlooking one very important factor, my love. Well I believe that if you're the one who is proposing to me than it is automatically romantic and unforgettable in my book." I rest my forehead against hers as I look into her eyes so she can see I'm telling her the truth. I don't want or need something over the top. All I need is her, and I hope she can see that.
She takes a few moments to look into my eyes before she finally finds whatever she was looking for. I feel her grasp around my waist loosen so I reluctantly remove my hands from her beautiful face. She takes two steps back before she drops down to one knee. She reaches into her pocket and pulls out a small box. When she opens it I feel my breath catch. I can see she put a lot of effort into picking out the ring. It's a blue sapphire with two smaller diamonds on each side of it set in a silver band. It's simple, yet so beautifully elegant.
I feel my eyes begin to well with tears as Victoria reaches up to take my left hand in hers. "Isabella," she says softly. I can see that she really worked herself up for this and even though she knows my answer she's still nervous.
"I've loved you long before I even knew who you were, but the moment I saw you I was a goner. You've held my heart for so long now that I don't even need it back as long as I have yours. I have long since decided that I'm going to spend the rest of my life being hopelessly in love you, and showing you what it truly means to be in love. If you'll have me I would love to make it official. So, Isabella Marie Swan, would you do me the greatest honor I can think of by marrying me?" I couldn't fight back the tears that began to fall as I nod my head.
"Yes!" I shout before I drop to my knees and wrap my arms around her neck. "I would love to marry you, Victoria Andra Costa." I whisper softly as bury my head in the area between her neck and shoulder.
"You didn't even let me put the ring on." Victoria grumbles playfully as she wraps her arms around my waist.
"There will be plenty of time for that later. For now let me have my very girly moment so I can bask in the wake of the most perfect proposal to ever exist." I say tearfully as more escape and run down into her shirt.
As promised I allowed her to slide my ring on a little bit later, and of course she got the correct size. Not that I thought she would for something that important. I felt bad because I didn't have a ring for her, but thanks to a very excitable pixie I was able to quickly fix that little problem. We decided to wait until after graduation to get married.
The wedding was far better than I could have ever imagined for myself. We allowed Alice and Esme to make most of the arraignments since they guaranteed us that it wouldn't be anything over the top because Victoria and I wanted it to represent who we are. Of course, they both nailed it and it was truly a day that I will remember for the rest of my life.
I feel my hands start to shake as I walk around the Cullen's kitchen waiting for my time to walk outside. Alice and Esme were adamant that I abhor to tradition and not see Victoria 24 hours before the wedding. I didn't want to go along with it, but Victoria wanted to conform to some tradition so I went along with it for her sake. Damn I'm whipped…...
"I never thought I'd see the day when you can walk around in heels and not trip." I roll my eyes as I turn around and see Edward leaning against the entrance of the kitchen door. He has his signature pained smile plastered across his face as he looks me up and down.
"Don't jinx me. I've been practicing with Alice for months now." I say as I take a sit at the kitchen table feeling my nerves beginning to get the best of me.
"You look beautiful, Bella. Victoria isn't gonna know what hit her when she see you." I smile softly as I look down at my dress. I wanted to go with something more classic, but nothing too over the top. So I choose a floor length flowing gown with, a trim lace sash around my waist, and see through lace long sleeves. Esme and Carlisle insisted on not only paying for my dress, but the whole wedding. Renee and Charlie didn't really even try to protest.
"Thank you Edward," I say with a soft smile. Our relationship is still very strained, but we're both making an effort and that's all I can really ask for.
I see him open his mouth to say something else, but is thankfully interrupted by Charlie and Esme walking in. "It's time Bells. Are you sure you're ready for this?" I think Charlie's asking more for himself than he is for me. He's a little upset about how fast pace our engagement was. He thought it would take us longer to get married. I made sure he understood how serious I was about Victoria and marrying her as sooner as I could.
"I've never been more sure of anything in my life, Charlie. Victoria is it for me." He nods silently as he walks up offering me his arm. I stand up and place my hand in the crook of his elbow. As we step out of the backdoor Alice is standing there with my beautiful bouquet of deep blue roses.
A few moments later the wedding march begins. I look at Charlie and take a few deep breaths before we start the walk towards the rest of my life.
My thoughts are interrupted when I hear a voice behind me. "I can practically hear your thoughts all the way from the shower, Mrs. Costa. What are you thinking about, mia bella?" I turn around and see Victoria standing behind me in all of her beautifully naked glory.
"Just thinking about how much I love you, and how we got here." I say gesturing out towards the backdrop of our honeymoon. I never thought I would be in Italy of all places with the love of my life.
"I love you too, my beautiful wife." Victoria says with a radiant smile. I'll never get tired of hearing that, and I'm sure she'll never get tired of saying it.
I walk back towards the French doors and pull her into my arms. I run my hands along her sides trying to permanently imprint the feelings of her curves to my memory.
"I'm starting to think you prefer me naked." Victoria chuckles softly as she wraps her arms around my neck.
"I wouldn't say I prefer it, but it certainly is a beautiful sight to see." I say with a cheeky smile as my hands begin to drift lower.
"You're such the charmer, mia cara. Now. is there any way I can get a look at that sexy body of yours minus the robe?" I smile when I feel her already working on loosening the ties of my robe.
"At the rate you're going all it would take is another tug or two." I say with a cheeky smile as she gives another tug and my robe falls open.
I moan softly when Victoria pulls me flush against her. The feeling of our breasts pressed together never fails to make my arousal spike. "You now what? As sexy as this robe looks on you it would look a lot better on the floor." Victoria whispers in my ear seductively.
"You know what? I think your right. How about we remedy that?" I say as I shuffle back into the room never even considering relinquishing my hold on her.
It only takes a few well-placed kisses before my robe falls to the ground once again. As Victoria attacks my neck with her teeth and tongue there's only one thing that comes to mind. Thank god for unexpected love.
I know some of y'all wanted a sex scene, but it just didn't feel right to me with all the heartfelt moments I incorporated. Also I didn't want to go into too much detail about the wedding because I already gave up on dream wedding to a fiction I'm not doing it again so soon. As I've said I'm not doing a sequel for this story, but maybe one day we'll pop in and see how our girls are doing. If y'all feel like I left some things unanswered y'all are welcome to let me know, but I already know. I did it on purpose so shush!
Once again I want to thank everybody who kept up with this story through the years. Those who not only added this story to their favorites list, but also me as an author all hold a special place in my heart. Thank you to all of those who have kept me in their minds and hearts while I was going through many rough patches. I never would have finished this story it wasn't for y'all's unshakable faith.