Merry Christmas! What did you guys get? I got a new guitar, ukulele, camera, lots of Taylor Swift stuff, TWILIGHT stuff, and so much makeup that I'm going insane. I hope you guys have had a fantastic day so far.

On with the VERY. LAST. CHAPTER. Oh my God… this is so depressing.

Read until the end, though.

I have a Christmas present for you guys… just because I'm just nice like that. (:

December 25, 2011

(Christmas Day)

My eyes opened slowly, fluttering until they were wide open. I looked around the room.

I knew that it was Christmas, but, judging by the light streaming out of the bedroom window, it was obviously much too early to get up. As much as I wanted to, my body was too attached to the warm, comfortable bed.

Edward and I had put Christmas presents under our tree last night. I had bought stuff for him, and he had bought stuff for me. We both picked out one big present for each other as well.

Eventually, my anxiety got the best of me, and I jumped out of bed to start making breakfast. While I flipped the pancakes and watched as the bacon sizzled on the frying pan, I waited for Edward to come downstairs.

If he wasn't down by eight then I would have to go and make him wake up.

It didn't take long for breakfast to be ready, maybe twenty minutes or so. I set our plates, put the food on them, and poured two hot cups of coffee.

He still wasn't down.

I sighed and went back up the stairs and into our room. I flipped on the light switch and sat down next to Edward.

"Edward… it's time to wake up." I said, softly. "It's Christmas."

He breathed deeply and turned around on his back.

"Wake up sleepy head."

He opened his eyes and put his hands behind his head. He sat up, pulling himself up with his hands and looked up at me.

"Merry Christmas."

"Merry Christmas." I said, kissing him. "C'mon, let's go before breakfast gets cold."

Together, we both walked downstairs and enjoyed the breakfast that I had made. I'll admit, it was pretty good. Maybe it was because I was really hungry, or, maybe because I was just so excited, but, nonetheless, I was proud of myself.

After we were done, I cleaned up the kitchen while Edward went and got the camera.

I didn't think that it was necessary to take pictures, but, obviously he thought that it was a must. I didn't argue with him, though. If that's what makes him happy, then I'm fine with that.

We sat in front of tree, staring at the bright Christmas lights.

Edward handed me the first present with a smile on his face.

"Okay… here goes nothing."

I pulled off the silver wrapping paper and pulled out a move that I had been dying to see, The Help. I read it quite some time ago, and, at the time, was bugging Edward about going to go see it in the movie theater. But, neither of us had enough free time to get it.

Also in my batch of gifts were a Kindle, an iTunes gift card for fifty dollars, a little camera, and a picture frame with a picture of Edward and I in it,

Edward's gifts weren't nearly as great as his were for me, but, I did my best. He unwrapped a bunch of CD's that he had been talking about, some video games, movies, and a stupid little scrapbook that I had made for him.

He leaned over and kissed me on the cheek. "Thank you, Bella."

My cheeks flushed bright red.

"Okay." Edward announced. "You have to open your big present last."

I frowned. "Why?"

He chuckled. "You'll see."

Confused, I handed him his big present, which was simply wrapped in a small envelope. A card, actually. He played with the wrapping paper, then eventually ripped it off. He opened the card, and two thick, strips of paper fell out.

He picked them out, his eyes widening.

"Maroon 5 concert tickets?"

I nodded, smiling. They've been one of his favorite bands for a long time now. Ever since they first came out, he's been a fan. When I saw that they were coming to Seattle, I bought them without hesitation.

"Oh, wow…" He said, shaking his head in disbelief.

I rolled my eyes. "It's not that great."

"No, Bella, this is great actually. Really."

I smiled, then added. "Well, there's two tickets so you can take Emmett or Jasper or one of your friends from work."

"Or you."

"Well, if you want to… because you don't have to if you'd rather take some -"

He put his finger on my lips. "Shh. There's nobody that I'd rather take, Bella."

I was, honestly, a bit flattered. I wasn't expecting him to want to take me to a concert. So, in spite of myself, I smiled. That was really sweet of him.

"Let me go get your present, now."

Edward stood up and left the room. I sat there in silence, wondering what it could be. Something that was too big to keep in here… a car? God, I hope not.

But, no.

He came back, clutching very tightly onto a big, square shaped box. It was wrapped with red wrapping paper that had green striped running up and down it, making a plaid like pattern.

"You have to pull off the lid." Edward instructed, taking out the camera. I didn't know if he was filming, our taking a picture. I was too distracted to be able to tell.

I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, mentally preparing myself for what was inside.

I pulled off the lid and threw my hands over my mouth when I saw it.

Inside, the head of a tiny little puppy popped its head out, with a red bow tied around its neck. I reached in the box and pulled out the dog, holding it close my chest.

"Edward!" I cried out, shocked. "We didn't discuss this!"

He smiled. "I know."

The poor thing was shaking against my chest, whimpering. I held it close, kissing its soft fur gently. I pulled it back and looked at it closely.

It's eyes were big and brown, literally pleading me to hold it. It's face was chubby and wrinkly, with a tail that twisted at the end.

"What kind of dog is this?"

"Uh, a Puggle." He said. "Mix of a Pug and Beagle."

It was precious.

"We're going to have one crazy house, aren't we?" I said to the puppy. "A little cute dog like you, and a soon to be baby."

Edward laughed and moved closer to me, putting his arm around me. The puppy wriggled its way out of my arm, and tried to jump back in the box, which flipped over, trapping it inside.

"You know what?" I said, laughing as the dog ran around with a box on it, running into the couch nearby, crying from the inside.


"This really has been the best, first Christmas together."

I turned my head to face him, and kissed him ever so passionately on this wonderful, Christmas morning.

I guess that I really did believe in us this holiday.


NOOO! IT'S OVER… oh my god, this is so depressing. My day just got really sad now. But… it's okay. Because I have four Christmas Presents for you guys. FOUR! And here they are:

1. I have a new story out called Stay With Me.

2. I'm continuing this story! YAY! It will follow the story of pregnant Bella and Edward. (As suggested by one of my reviewers)! It will be updated weekly, one for every week of Bella's pregnancy. So, you should, like, go check it out once I post the first chapter? (:

3. YOU GUYS GET TO VOTE ON WHAT THE NAME OF THE PUPPY SHOULD BE! So, message me, or tell me in your review what you think its name should be.

4. The name of this story is based off of a song called, "I Believe In Us This Holiday" by A Rocket to the Moon.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS STORY! I love you guys so, so, so, SO, much. Please keep in touch with me. (:

Merry Christmas to you all, and a happy new year. 3