Epilogue:

Desperate fighting for life

The air around would suffice

Reach for me, as I reach for you

My heart broken in two

Breathe you in, hold you tight

All is whole

All is right

I closed my book and looked out over the property before me. Wild flowers lined the edge of the

barbwire, and an afternoon summer storm was brewing in th distance. I breathed in the coming rain, and

tilt my head back into the lawn chair. I looked over to my house, and smiled. Edward was playing with

the dog, and Emmett and Jasper were tossing the football. I looked to the sky, and smiled. Contentment.

Anytime that any dark thoughts came in my mind, I prayed. It worked most of the time, but I couldn't

control my dreams. It had been six months since I was kidnapped. Time passed quickly, and I didn't

complain. Jacob Black died on December 22nd. I guess my neck biting to the right jugular, had him bleed

to death, and the hit to the head by Jessica, wasn't much help, either. I remember waking up in the

hospital and crying when I heard the news. Jessica and I shared a room, and spent a week in the

hospital suffering through withdrawals. It wasn't as hard for me as I thought, but Jessica sure did have

a hard time kicking it. We helped each other through it, and we've been inseperable ever since. She was

starting college in the fall, and was back at her parents house. We were together more often than not, still

feeding off of each other and the ordeals we had gone through together. She had become my sister, like

Alice and Rosalie were. Rose by the way, is now five months pregnant. Emmett graduated last month,

and they bought a house, not far from ours. Jasper and Alice only had two years left of school, and are

planning a wedding for next Fall. Life seemed to move on with relative ease. Edward and I had never

been so close. We were deciding on starting a family in the near future. I left my thoughts and looked over

to my husband who was now walking towards me.

"Hello, sweetheart," he said with a smile.

"Hi, baby. What are you doing?" He sat down next to me, and grabbed my hand.

"I just fired up the grill and am waiting for the girls to bring out the beef," he said in a manly tone. I

laughed at his humor, and squeezed his hand.

"What are you doing? Still reading?" he asked with a smile.

"No, just thinking." I stated plainly. He looked over to me and touched the small scar on my head that

Jacob had put there.

"Well, don't think too much, love."

"I'm only thinking of happy things."

"Good. So, I was thinking," he started, as he looked over the property. "When we have kids, I'd build

them a playground over there." He pointed to an open and level area, not far from where we sat.

"I think that's a wonderful idea," I said as I ran my hand through his hair. We sat in sweet silence

for a moment before he stood, and pulled me up with him.

"Come on, I'll teach you how to grill man burgers." I let out a loud laugh at his pride, and followed him

down the hill to our home. Jessica was coming out with a plate full of raw meet.

"Bella!" She called out.

"Hey, Jessica. Edward is going to teach me how to grill 'man burgers.'" I said with a smirk. She laughed

and handed the plate of beef to Edward who took it glady. He started popping the cuts of meet onto the

hot grill, and smelled in the spices. Jessica and I rolled our eyes at him.

"Okay! How do you guys want them cooked?" Edward called out. Jasper and Emmett ran over with the

football in tow, and grabbed a few beers from the cooler. Rosalie came out of the house with Alice

and yelled.

"He's kicking! Come feel the baby!" She called out. Emmett looked over to her, but didn't move. I jogged

over to Rose and stuck my hand over her pregnant belly. I felt a little push against my hand, and I smiled.

"Emmett, get over here and feel your child!" I said angrily at him. He looked over with big eyes.

"Hell no! It creeps me the fuck out! It's like an alien!" He said out in horror. We all laughed at his

stupidity.

The rest of the night carried on with joke, and laughter. We filled the windy trees with our

stories, and good times. Sitting around the campfire, I thought back and couldn't remember a time when

I had felt more safe, and comfortable. For that, I was grateful, regardless of what it took to get me here. I

reached over to my husband's hand who was engrossed in Emmett's story, and smiled. He looked over to

me, and leaned in for a kiss. I kissed him back, with everything I had. I felt like I was starting a new life.

A new beginning was before us, and I welcomed it. Fear no longer knew my soul, and was replaced with

love. I glanced over to Jessica who met my eyes, and we smiled a knowing smile at each other. Life

was finally as it should be.


It's such a strange feeling when one of your stories ends. I hope you all have enjoyed it! Things like these happen all the time to people in life, and I wanted to show that. Life can be a very dark place, and not everyone will get out unscathed.

The poem at the beginning was written by me specifically for this story.

For those of you who are also reading my other Fic 'Lights of Life' I will be updating as soon as I can. I start my new job this week, and already have 40 hours! It will be hectic, but my writing is important to me, so hang in there.

Thank you for reading, and leave me some reviews!

-S