Five years later.

Tick. Tock.

Ethan is ten, or as he states, 'almost eleven, Dad', as if I need to be reminded of his growth.

Elizabeth is eight, going on thirty as she rules the house with as much clout as Bella does.

Brent and Brandon have started kindergarten much to the poor teachers dismay, one a pistol and the other complete opposite.

But, today our Grace will be born.

Bella was overjoyed to learn of another girl.

She will be our last, as we've decided that Bella simply cannot handle any more.

As we made love last night, we both questioned our decision.

My need to fill her body will never satisfy, so, it's for the best that I take a few snips to ensure that I even the field a bit. She's carried all five of my seedlings, so I agree to be the one to get fixed.

Tick. Tock.

Her eyes search mine one last time, seeking an answer I do not have.

I did not see another after Grace.

Tick. Tock.

As I flew through the air when the car struck me I stood in a field of magnificent foliage where children gathered about.

Elizabeth took my hand and lead me down a path. We sat beneath a tree where she read a tale to me.

It was the story of the love that Bella and I shared.

More than once Elizabeth pointed out Brent and Brandon and eventually Grace, as they softly glowed from a distance in the meadow.

She explained they were too far into the future to completely form before me. But, they were there nonetheless.

She spoke several times of my need to awake, return to her mother, her grandparents. But, I was to enraptured by her presence, her retelling of the love between Bella and I. I was fearful to leave her alone.

Tick. Tock.

"I love you, my wife." I said as I held her hand when Grace Delaney Cullen entered this world.

"I love you too, Edward." Bella said as the tears slipped from her eyes.

Tick. Tock.

Our family was now complete.



A/n: sighs and wipes a tear...my fantasy life on the pages above;)

I have to a say a HUMUNGOUS THANK YOU to everyone that alerted, fav'd, rec'd and reviewed this story. This story came to me out of thin air and has completely taken over my heart. It was a bit of a departure from my normal style of story-telling but I have absolutely fallen in love with this character.

For those reading my story, Please Pass the Peas, it sort of foreshadows the future of Bella/Edward in that fic...it's who I based this loosely off of, to be honest. Some of you might agree, some might not.

I must give huge props to my fellow Drabble Warriors, Kitkat, TexasBella and Lvtwilight. The imaginative stories you all created were amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed them all, as well as the friendly competitive spirit. We are all insane;)

Thank you to pimp momma, Sandy - she never fails to get the word out about all the fics and I can't say thank you enough for all the hard work you do for the authors in the fandom!

To all my regular readers, new readers and lurkers, THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading my fic;)

I'm not marking this one complete just yet...I really might need to revisit it occasionally.