Hello Everyone! So I know this is earlier than normal but this is the last chapter. I appreciate all you following this story. I am working on something new and will hopefully get it out to you soon! If you put me on author-alert you will be notified when the story is posted.
Once again thank you for all the work from my amazing prereader EmilyMasen and beta hmmille.
As always S.M. owns it, I just use her characters.
A year later…
Bella stands in her closet, getting ready for work. She can't seem to find her skirt that she knows should be hanging somewhere in the walk-in closet.
"Edward, have you seen my black skirt?" Irritation flows through her question.
"You mean the skirt that you sent to the dry cleaner yesterday?" he says as he walks into the room.
"Ugh, I totally forgot. Oh well, I'll just have to wear my black pants."
Edward goes over and kisses her chastely, hoping to settle her. "I love you, Bella."
"I love you, too. But I wish I had my skirt." Relenting, she picks out the pants and puts them on.
"Don't worry sweetheart, I'll pick up the dry cleaning on my way home. All will be right with the world again." He kisses her once more and then walks out of the room, whistling as he disappears.
Bella watches him walk out and wonders why he's so chipper today. She finishes getting ready for work and then leaves, feeling like the day is going to be a crazy one.
Ring, Ring, Ring
"Yes, is this Bella Swan?" a voice asks.
"It is. Who is this?" Her response is curt.
"This is Nancy, Mr. Cullen's secretary. He wants me to tell you that he will be late this evening, and to not worry about dinner."
"Thank you for letting me know. Bye." She hangs up, feeling like her day just couldn't get any worse. She had a long morning teaching, and now lunch is over and her afternoon is just beginning.
After work, Bella heads home, figuring she will just call for pizza or some Chinese for dinner. She's dreaming of a warm bubble bath and a glass of wine to complete her evening. There is a small light glowing in the front window when she arrives home. She figures Edward came home early and left the light on for her. When she walks in, there is a note next to the key bowl.
To the love of my life,
I'm sorry that I'm not with you while you read this note. I was hoping to meet you at the door but this had to do instead. I have arranged for our favorite Chinese place to deliver dinner shortly after you come home.
I will be seeing you soon!
Bella sighs. She can't believe how lucky she is to have such a wonderful man in her life. As she walks into the house to drop her stuff off, she sees something out of the corner of her eye—the dry cleaning. Edward had hung it on the door knob by the stairway instead of taking it upstairs. Before she's able to take it upstairs, the doorbell rings and the delivery man is outside with dinner. After getting the food and placing it in the kitchen, all she could think about was a nice, long, relaxing bath. She grabs her phone and shoots Edward a quick text.
Going to take a bath. Thank you for dinner. Love you, be safe. –B
Love you too. See you soon! –E
Bella looks at the message and thinks back to the letter he left her. She realizes that he's acting weird, but she decides there is no point asking about it until he gets home. She makes it to her room and lays the dry cleaning down on the bed. After separating what is his and hers, she begins to hang the items up. Once she finishes putting everything away, she heads for the bathroom.
After her bath, Bella dries off and slips her pajamas on. All she can think about is sleep. Before she climbs into bed, she sees something on the floor. It is a small black box, and her heart starts racing as she looks at it. Realizing it must have fallen out of the dry cleaning, she decides to go downstairs to wait for Edward to come home. As she starts down the steps, she realizes there are no lights on at all. At first, panic courses through her until she can see the faint glow of light. She gets to the bottom of the stairs and sees a trail of candles lighting the way to the living room. She follows into a room that is filled with flowers and candles. She is so taken back by what she sees that she does not realize she has company in the room.
"From the first time I saw you, I knew you were something special."
At this point, Bella turns, dropping the small box from the shock of seeing Edward kneeling off to her right. She gives him a small smile as tears begin to form.
"You have turned my life upside down and inside out. I'm thankful for everyday I get to wake up with you in my life. Isabella Swan, will you make me the happiest man in the world and be my wife?"
Bella looks at Edward with tears running down her face. She is so choked up she's not sure her voice will work. She takes a deep breath and looks into his eyes.
Edward stands up, grabs the box that has fallen, and opens it to show a beautiful ring. He slides it on her finger, then kisses the ring. Seeing tears flowing, he wipes away each tear as he takes her face into his hands, and kisses her with all his love.
In this moment, everything is perfect. It took time, but he finally got what he wanted—someone that loves him for who he is and not his status. And he loves her in return, with his whole heart. Bella realizes that she has everything she never knew she ever wanted. A fire is lit deep inside, and shines brighter everyday because she is with Edward.
Okay I know this was a short ending. It needed to finish I really didn't see too much going on for these two. I hope you enjoyed my first story, I enjoyed writing it. Stay tuned for my next story and I will see you soon.
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