Outtake 10 – Graduation (about a year and a half after Aspen)

"So, this is it, huh?"

"I guess so."

"Will you call me?"

"Of course I will."

"Are you sure?"

"Bella, I'll only be gone for two days."

"I know, but I don't get to go with you this time. It sucks." I have to fight the urge to bit the bottom lip she's jutting out as she fake-pouts and hides her smile.

"You'll come with us next time. It'll be your place too, you know."

She smiles, "Yeah, I can't believe we're doing this."

The principle calls Bella's name. She walks up and receives her diploma. I feel like I'm on top of the world as I watch my girl up there.

We've made plans to go to college together.

Seattle is close but it was a good option for both of us.

Next week, while she's visiting her Nana Swan in Port Angeles, I'm going to visit Emmett and Rose in Seattle.

The three of us are apartment hunting.

We're all going to live together next year. It's going to be awesome.

"Well, that was quick." She giggles as she joins me with her rolled up diploma in her hands.

"Told you had nothing to worry about."

"Hey, you've seen me walk, Cullen, things could have gone very differently!"

I shake my head and grin, "Such a silly girl. I love you."

"I love you too, baby." She smirks and gives me a quick chaste kiss.

I can't help the shit eating grin that lights up my face every time she says those five little words.

I'm going to marry that girl one day.


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