Epilogue: The way it Should be
Bella smiled as she was getting her now six-year-old son, Eli, ready for school. The boy was pouting a little as she zipped up his jacket. "What's wrong sweetheart?" she asked.
"The hat is itchy," he replied with a pout.
"It's cold you, you need it," she assured him.
Eli was still brooding, making his mother laugh softly. "You look like your daddy when you do that," she said smiling.
"Mommy! I weady!" Dana exclaimed as she hurried into the room.
Bella looked at the little girl, laughing to see her all dressed like toddler would dress herself. "Oh baby girl," she said smiling. Walking over, she helped her daughter get her clothes ready for daycare.
"What's going on here?" Emmett asked with a smile.
"Papa, do I have to wear this?" Eli asked.
Emmett looked at Bella, who nodded her head to him. "Sorry buddy, your mom said the hat stays on," he commented. Eli let out a sigh and Emmett lifted the boy up into his arms.
"Ready buddy?" he asked.
"Yeah," Eli replied.
Bella smiled, pushing her hair over her shoulder. She watched as Emmett got Eli ready for school. Ever since her near death experience three years ago, she found herself enjoying her time with her son and now husband more than she had before, especially now that things were starting to change in the family, and the kids were getting ready for school.
Emmett looked at his wife to see her off in a daydream. Walking over, he pulled her into his arms. "You're so far away, babe, where are you?" he asked softly into her ear. Looking at him, she gave him a small smile.
"Just thinking of how lucky I am," she said softly.
Holding her close, moved his hand up and down her back. "Me too, babe, me too," he murmured. He was so glad that things had calmed down over the last few years. Now thatElizabethhad been caught and put in jail for all of her crimes, including the crime of being tied to Edward's murder.
Come to find out,Elizabethhad hired to kill Bella, but the plan went wrong and Edward had been killed instead. The woman yelled and screamed in court the day of her sentencing that it should've been Bella who died and not her son. Emmett only held Bella close, whispering sweet nothings into her ear. If it weren't for Emmett, she had no idea if she would've been able to get through any of this.
Eli was standing by the door anxiously. "Come on, papa," he insisted.
"Our kids need you," she said smiling.
"So they do," he answered.
Kissing her forehead, he held her close. "I love you," he whispered.
"I love you," she answered.
Emmett crouched down in front of her bulging belly, kissing it. "By baby, daddy will see you soon," he told their unborn child. Smiling, she rubbed her stomach as her husband picked up both of the kids and went off to school and daycare. Bella watched them go, feeling the baby kick and moved under her hands.
Emmett and Bella got married about six months afterElizabeth's sentencing. Bella always thought she would never marry again, but then this wonderful man came into her life and changed everything. In turn, she changed him, it wasn't something she planned, but it happened. When Johanna was finally put in jail for her crimes against Emmett, she saw him change back into the happy, big teddy bear that she had met when she first arrived in Forks.
A year after the wedding, Bella successfully opened her own bookstore/coffee shop. She absolutely loved it, she really loved that she could raise the kids in a peaceful environment. Being close to her dad was also a plus, getting to know him better than she ever had before.
Making her way into the living room, she sat down with a cup of hot cocoa and started typing up an email to her mother. Renee insisted on pictures of the baby, even if they were just pictures of Bella's growing that the baby as going to be a girl and was practically on her knees begging for the opportunity to decorate the baby's room. The only reason they relented was when they got her to agree to neutral colors since they had no idea if they were having a boy or a girl.
Sending off her email, she tilted her head back and closed her eyes. She felt the baby kick and smiled softly. "You just really love playing that game with me," She said to her bump, laughing a little. Letting out a sigh, she lied down on the couch and closed her eyes as he fell asleep.
At Emmett's construction company, Cullen Construction, later that afternoon, he was sitting at his desk doing paperwork when his secretary came in. "Emmett, your wife is on the phone," she told him.
"Thanks, Leah," he answered.
Grabbing his phone, he hit the button to get the number transferred. "Hey babe," he greeted.
"Hey, Em…can you come home?" Bella asked.
"Everything okay?" he asked.
"Well, my contractions are about six minutes apart, but other than that I'm ok," she replied.
Emmett's eyes grew wide. "What? Okay, I'm coming, on my way," He told her, hanging up. Getting up, he grabbed his keys. "Leah! I'm going to need you to lock up!" he called to her.
"Everything okay?" she asked.
"Yep, Bella's in labor I have to go get her," he replied.
"Okay, good luck!" she called out as he ran out the door.
Speeding up to the house, Emmett got out of the car and ran inside. Bella was standing in the hall with her suitcase in hand "How far apart are the contractions?" he asked.
"Five minutes," she replied, breathing through her next one.
"When did they start?" he asked.
"I'm not exactly sure, I woke up to them," she replied.
Emmett held her hand as he helped her out to the car. "Everything's going to be okay," he told her.
"I know," she answered smiling.
Leaning forward, he pressed a kiss to his wife's lips before he ran around to the driver's side, jumped in, and sped off.
(Three Hours Later)
Bella was gripping Emmett's hand as tight as she could. "You're doing great, Bella," the doctor told her.
"I feel like I'm being torn in two!" she cried out.
"Just one more push," the doctor answered.
Emmett kissed the side of his wife's head as she squeezed his hand with all her might as she pushed. With that push, she felt her child leave her body and she fell back against Emmett's arm, gasping for air. Their child's screams filled the room. "We have a boy," the doctor told her.
"A boy," she said with tears in her eyes.
Emmett smiled through his tears when he saw his son. "We have a son, babe," he told her as he took his son into his arms. The baby immediately stopped screaming and looked up at him. "Hey buddy," he said smiling, "I'm your dad." Bella smiled through her tears as she watched the bond form between father and son. "Here's your mommy," he whispered, placing the baby into Bella's arms. Bella looked at her son with a smile on her face.
"Hi, hi there little man," she cooed, stroking his cheek.
The newborn let out a little noise as he tried to wrap his hand around her finger. "Oh I'm going to love you forever," she whispered, kissing his forehead softly. Emmett sat beside her with a smile, kissing her shoulder.
"Do you have a name for the baby?" the nurse asked.
Bella glanced at the woman, then at Emmett before looking at the baby in her arms. "Masen Carlisle Charles Cullen," Emmett said suddenly, surprising Bella.
"What?" she asked, surprised.
"Name him after the three most important guys in our lives," he replied simply.
Smiling, she rested her head on his shoulder. "You are an incredible man," She whispered. Smiling, he held her close.
"Only because I have an incredible woman by my side," he whispered.
He kissed her forehead softly. "I love you," she said softly.
"I love you," he answered smiling as they looked at their son.
Later on, Bella was resting in her hospital bed with Masen in her arms. She looked up when Eli and Dana were let in. "Mommy!" they said smiling, running over to her.
"Hey you guys, look at your new baby brother," she said smiling.
Emmett helped them onto the bed and they looked at their brother with smiles on their faces. Anyone who walked by the room would see a happy, perfect family. Never knowing of the pain that was in the past, where the past would stay. They were happy and no one was ever going to take that way, not ever.
Author's Note: Sorry for the late update everyone, my computer broke and I also published a book. If you're all interested it is available on Amazon dot come and Barnes and Noble dot come. It's called The Haunted Investigator under my pen name, N. J. M. Meilstrup. Thank you guys for your support and sorry for the delay again. Thank you everyone for your support and I hope you loved the story. Even though it's sad it's now over *frowns*. Thank you again for all of your support. See you guys next time!