DISCLAIMER: I do not own Twilight or the Characters associated with Twilight. All owned by Stephenie Meyer. Just playing around with the characters.
AN: This story doesn't have a Beta and I'm not an English major, so mistakes will happen. I try to find all the mistakes I can, but some slip through especially when you're reviewing your own writing.
The Unknown Being
"You love her Edward, you love her enough to let her go, but it doesn't have to be like this Edward. Let it play out by itself; don't do anything that you regret. Live your life Edward, it's the only one you'll ever have. Live it with Bella and be happy. Just don't got through with it, please, don't break-up with her." I said and he just looked at me.
"I can't…" that was all he said before he took off running. He kept his decisions to a minimal, but I couldn't tell what he was going to do.
I tired to follow him, but his scent ended at the river. He was going to do what he wanted.
I just hoped it was the right thing.
The visions of Bella kept going through my mind, I didn't want her to end up that way, the way Alice's vision saw for her. The life of a drug addicted stripper was not what I wanted for Bella. The way her life ended played through my mind a couple more times, before my decision was made.
I want her to go to college, live the life she wants to live, do the things she wants to do, have the…have the…
I want her to be with me and have the life we were destined to have.
There was no way I could go through with what I had planned, I could not break Bella's heart, and in the process bring my family down with it. They deserved better, and Bella deserves a better me. I was going to cherish Bella that way she's suppose to be cherished, I wouldn't control her, but I would still be protective over her. I would let her make her own decisions, help her follow her dreams; I would do everything possible to give her the life she wanted.
Alice was right, I couldn't end it with Bella, she was my sun, my life and without her I would be nothing.
I stopped feet from her house, I could hear her heartbeat from within, smell her scent from where I was standing.
A smile made its way to my face when I heard her stumble over nothing I'm sure.
My phone beeped, notifying me with an incoming text.
All it said was…"You're doing the right thing."
It was from Alice.
I walked at human pace to her house, the closer I got, the stronger her scent became. A feeling of peace washed over me.
Charlie's cruiser was gone, so there was no need to sneak in through her window. Before I could even knock on the door she was wrapped around me.
A little chuckle escaped my mouth.
"Hello Love." I said into her hair.
"Hi." She said as she pulled back and looked me in the eyes. It was then, the moment our eyes met, and I knew I would never think about leaving this beautiful girl again.
She pulled me into the house, and I followed behind her letting her lead the way.
She moved us over to the couch where Romeo and Juliet was playing on the television. I shook my head internally and got comfortable with Bella in my lap.
Within minutes the television was turned off and she turned to look me in the eyes.
"Why are you here...Wait, that came out wrong…why did you come over so soon? Are you still planning on coming over tonight?" she asked.
"Of course love, I will be back tonight…" I was going to tell her everything, everything I was planning on doing today. I know she would be mad, but hopefully not for long.
This was me trying to show her the new me. Usually I would have kept this from her and let our lives play out, but not now, not after the promised I made myself.
She looked worried due to the expression I'm sure was on my face. Her heart started to beat a little faster, her breathing becoming labored. I looked her straight in the eye.
"Bella, this is going to be the hardest thing I ever had to do. But I'm going to tell you something that will make you mad at me, but just know that I was only doing it to protect you."
She was murmuring something I couldn't decipher.
"Shhh love, everything's going to be all right. Please just listen to everything I say before you respond." She nodded her head.
I told her everything, the planned break-up, the reasons behind it, the visions that Alice had. Basically everything I was going to do. It was hard; tears were streaming down her face during parts of my speech, her anger flared numerous times. She threw pillows at me; coasters, anything she could get her hands on, and I just sat there and took it, deserving everything she was giving me.
"Why?" she asked, he chest rising and falling quickly with each breath.
"I told y-" she cut me off.
"No, why didn't you decide to do it? Was it just because of the visions?" she asked looking me directly in the eye.
"It was at first, I won't lie to you anymore Bella. Those visions changed my outlook on everything, but it wasn't just that, it was you too. I couldn't do it Bella, having you here next to me is the best feeling in the world. I don't even know how I thought it possible without you being by my side. Nor did I know how hard it would be to leave after we consummated our relationship. I want to spend the rest of eternity with you; I want to be your equal in every way possible. I will change you when you want; all you have to do is say the words. I want to hear your opinion, your thoughts in everything we do. I want to be your partner in every way. I knew the night I slept with you, I would do anything in the world to keep you protected and when the incident happened at your birthday, I thought that was the only way to protect you. I want you to know that I was wrong. I love you Bella, more than words can express. I love you…' she launched herself into my arms, sobbing uncontrollably.
"I love you so much Edward. You are my world…"
We held each other for quite some time. It was around five o'clock that her breathing evened out and I knew she was asleep.
As carefully as I could I moved her to her room. Charlie would be home soon, so I had to leave.
I wrote a quick not telling her that I would be back tonight and that I loved her.
I was just getting ready to climb through the window, when I froze and heard the most beautiful thing in my lifetime.
tha-thump thump…tha-thump thump…tha-thump thump…
It was true; my Bella was pregnant with our child.
Two Years Later
To say the family was shocked was an understatement, but each day that passed, they all warmed up to the idea of Bella's pregnancy. It wasn't easy; the baby was draining the life from Bella week by week. It was heartbreaking to watch. This wasn't how it was supposed to happen, the birth was supposed to be easy, she was supposed to be fine, but it wasn't. Alice's vision was all wrong, what decision was made that changed the course she was set on? I really didn't know, but I knew I couldn't do anything to stop it.
It was during the fifth month that our little girl was born. Bella nearly died on the table as our little girl ripped it's way through her stomach. She was injected with venom immediately after that happened. Her change was horrendous, it took nearly five days to repair all the damage that was done. But the day she woke up was the first day of our new beginning.
She held Aubrey Marie within five minutes of her opening her eyes. She had no thirst for blood, nor did she have any craving a typical newborn would have.
I told Bella of the name she would have chosen, but she quickly put that behind her, saying that it was a new time and we would name her together. Payton was no longer but a vision of Alice's and Aubrey Marie was the new name of our little girl.
Aubrey grew quickly, by the time she was two, her body resembled that of an eight year old, her speech and ability to think were right up there as well.
She was the perfect combination of Bella and I. She loved everyone; Rose was her favorite, for some reason or another, I really have no clue.
Charlie was devastated by the news of his daughter's death, that he left the town for the first time in his life. He recently got married to the same women that helped him out of his depression over losing Bella. She was a nice woman, Bella and myself even spied in on the wedding. She had two younger stepsiblings. Bella was happy for Charlie even though it killed her on the inside that she couldn't partake in the happiest moment of his life. His smiled showed it all. Bella was content, now that she knew Charlie was happy, she could close that chapter of her life.
The family moved from Forks right after the change. Alaska was the new place we called home.
Aubrey loved it, she loved the snow, and she loved having fights with Emmett and Jasper.
As of now, our family was complete and nothing could ever harm the peace and unity of our family.
Ten Years Later
We were in Main now, doing the normal routines that my family has accustomed to. We were enrolled in high school again, Aubrey joining us for the first time since she was born. She was always home schooled, but felt like she needed the actual experience of a high school student.
She was excited to say the least.
There's not much to say about the rest of the family. Our relationships were as strong as ever, and that was all there was to it.
Charlie was still going strong, he was the happiest he's ever been. Bella, Aubrey and I go and visit, well spy, on him every year just to see for our selves. He still thinks about Bella from time to time, but knows she would want him to live his life for the fullest.
Bella had a hard time with the news of the death of her mother. She was shocked, we found out later, she died as predicted by Alice with her husband by her side. They were attacked by a grizzly and found a day later. Bella paid her respects when she could and visits yearly to talk to her mother about her life and other things.
It took some time, but the sparkle was back in my loves eyes.
It was a good life, one I wouldn't give up even if my life depended on it.
Twenty Years Later
It was hard. That's all there is to say. Bella watched, as her father died of a broken heart not three months after his wife passed from breast cancer. Bella was beside herself seeing the last relative she had vanish from the earth. She wondered if he was looking for her up there or if her saw her from above. It was bittersweet. He died for the love he shared to his soul mate, something any half of a mated pair would do.
We made sure their children we set for life, it was the least we could do. Last we heard, they were married and had a family of their own.
My little girl Aubrey found her mate in an Australian vampire named Gabe. They were the perfect couple. He was as big as Emmett, but resembled Jasper in his personality. He was very laid back, a perfect fit for our very over active daughter.
They were married and now living separately from us, but not to far away.
It seemed like Bella's and I relationship grew even stronger after that happened. We traveled, we laughed together, and went back to school numerous times.
All in All, it was the way it was meant to be, they way I never though possible. If it wasn't for Bella and Aubrey, I would have ended my existence long before now.
Everything was perfect and nothing could change it.
Fifty Years Later
Same ole' same ole'. Nothing has changed for us and for that, I could be happier.
We returned to Forks as soon as we were allowed to and that is were we stayed out of the public's eyes for as many years as we could. It was the place were our family completed itself, it was the place I found my mate, Alice found her best friend, Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie found a sister. It was the place where Esme and Carlisle found their daughter and was the place Bella and I conceived Aubrey.
Aubrey learned about the place she was born, and the history it held fro the entire family. She and Gabe settle somewhere within this tiny town to create memories of their own.
Charlie's house still stands; a young family now lives inside with a little brown haired, brown eye girl. Next-door was another young family that had a little boy with brown hair and green eyes.
I knew in my heart, that those two children would be this century's Bella and Edward. They would grow to love each other and create a family based on love and happiness.
I turned to my brown-eyed beauty and grabbed her hand.
"Are you ready love?" I asked her, and was met with her breath-taking smile.
"Of course I am. I ready to explore with you by my side. I'm ready to see what our eternity brings." She said and leaned in for a kiss.
We were off, to where, we had no clue, but one thing's for sure, we would always be together, we would always be apart of the Cullen family.
The whole family was going their separate ways to explore the world with their mates. In time we would all meet up again and start our routine all over again.
The children plus Gabe would be High School students, and Esme and Carlisle would be our adoptive parents for all intents and purposes.
AN: Let me know what you think. Not as long as I hoped it to be, but I think it ended in a good place.
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I greatly enjoyed writing this story for everyone that has read it. There might be a few outtakes of there life during these times, keep a look out for them, they will posted as future chapter in this story.