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The house is empty and quiet when I get home and I call out to Bella and Ethan. Normally this time of the afternoon our four-year-old son is running amuck.
We moved into our own home three months ago and we couldn't be happier. After graduating I started work full time with my mother, and I love it more every day. Bella finally went back to school and is now halfway through her own degree. I'm so proud of her, everything that she has accomplished just speaks of the amazing person that she is.
"Bella?" I call out as I place my briefcase down and flick through the pile of mail on the breakfast nook.
"You're home" I hear her small voice and I turn and smile when I notice her standing in the doorway.
My gaze flicks down to her hand then, where her engagement ring is safely placed.
"Its still there" she smiles knowingly. I've done the same thing every day for the past three months since I put it there. I guess I just like to reassure myself that it's real and that she stills wants me, despite all my faults.
"Good, I want it there forever" I smile back.
I proposed three months ago. It took a lot of willpower to wait that long but I knew I needed to. Even though Bella and I were desperately in love we still needed time to have a normal relationship and build it on solid foundations. I didn't want to rush into things, and I wanted Bella to have do doubts when I asked her to marry me that it was because I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her and Ethan, not because I just wanted to be married or was settling.
It might have taken me a while but I think we've finally worked through all of our insecurities. Bella now accepts that I chose her, because I love her, for who she is and will always be and that Tanya Denali is no longer in my heart. I had to work through my own insecurities that I didn't deserve her and forgive myself for the mistakes I made. But most importantly I had to forgive Bella and myself for not being there for Ethan's first few years.
"It will be" she assures me finally closing the distance between us and kissing me hello.
Our families were a little concerned when we decided to buy our first house together when we had no plans for marriage anytime soon. Truth was I had Bella's engagement ring for months, I was just waiting for the perfect time to ask her. Coincidentally it was the night we moved into our house. We were sitting in the living room, no electricity, just candles everywhere as we unpacked and I looked over at her and I couldn't wait a second longer. It was also the night that we christened every room in our house.
"What are you smiling about?" she asks.
"Just remembering the night you agreed to marry me," I tell her.
"That was a great night" she blushes obviously remembering the same thing I was.
"Where's Ethan?" I ask then.
"He's staying the night with my parents" she replied.
"Why?" I wonder.
Bella ducks her head slightly. "I thought we could have some time to ourselves" she replies.
I grin, "I like the sound of that" I tell her.
Ethan now goes to preschool three days a week, which means he only spends one day with the Swans and one with my mother. It was another adjustment period for our family, but this time the people that had the hardest time adjusting were Renee and my mum.
"What did you have in mind?" I ask Bella then, nuzzling her neck. I have a few ideas of my own about how we can spend our time.
"Oh I think we're on the same wave length," she breaths out obviously enjoying my work.
"Hmm good" I smile before swooping her into my arms and carrying her into our bedroom.
"I'm exhausted" I yawn a few hours later and Bella laughs at me.
Our sex life is as amazing as the first night we were together. I'll never get sick of how expressive Bella is when I make love to her. She gives you everything that she has to give and it's absolutely breathtaking.
I rub circles on her naked stomach as I smile down at the angel in my arms; I thank god everyday for bringing her into my life. "Do we really have to wait another three months to get married?" I ask her with a cheesy grin. I honestly can't wait until she's my wife.
Bella looks up and smiles back at me. "Your sister would kill us if we changed the plans now" she tells me.
I nod; I know she's right.
After telling our friends and family the news, Rosalie, my mum, Bella and Renee began organising the wedding. They've put a lot of work into it, which I'm grateful for.
Bella only wanted something small and we both wanted to be married in the spring, which meant that even though I didn't want to wait to marry Bella, we had to.
"But we could move it up a little" she suggests then.
I look down surprised. Bella loved the idea of a May wedding because it wouldn't be too hot but at the same time it wouldn't be too cold.
"We could?" I ask.
"Yeah, what do you think of a late March wedding?" she asks biting down on her lower lip.
"Can we do that? And would you want to?" I ask. In truth it sounds great to me but only if it's what Bella wants. I'd wait a lifetime to marry her.
"I don't see why not, we'd just have to check that the reception venue and church are available," she tells me. "And I think it might be a good idea, especially if I want to fit into the beautiful and expensive dress I already bought" she adds with a chuckle.
It takes me a few minutes to process what she says, "What do you mean?" I ask stupidly.
I'm still rubbing circles on her stomach when Bella's hand covers mine and presses it flat against her abdomen. It's then that I notice the slight bump that I've never noticed before.
"Bella?" I ask with wide eyes.
"I know we didn't plan this," she breathes out. "But we didn't plan Ethan either and I think that's turned out pretty well" she tells me.
I'm speechless. There are no words to express what I'm feeling.
"You're pregnant?" I finally ask.
Bella smiles shyly "Yeah about three months apparently" she says.
"Three months?" I ask with wide eyes. That would coincide perfectly with the night I proposed.
"The odds were stacked against us," she laughs. She's right, we made love over and over again, and in every room of our house without using protection once, but neither one of us had cared. I think without words we both knew what we wanted. I had seen the signs for a while that Bella wanted another baby, and I longed to be there whilst Bella was pregnant and my child. I wanted to do all the things I didn't get to do when Ethan was born.
It's just that neither of us had verbalised it.
"Wow" I say.
"Is that all you've got to say Edward Cullen?" she asks. I look down and she's smiling but I can also see the vulnerability if her eyes. She's worried that I might not be happy about this.
"I'm speechless, it's just fucking fantastic," I cry then.
Bella giggles. "We're going to have a baby, Edward"
I turn serious eyes to her then "Yeah we are" I smile. "I can't wait"
"Me either" she says. "I know it will be hard for a little while. I'll have to give up working at the firm, but I can pick up some hours on weekends and at night in the Diner" she says.
"Baby dont be silly, we don't need the money" I assure her. I get paid a fairly good wage at the firm and I'm sure if I needed a pay rise i could get it.
"But what about school?" I ask worried. Bella has put off her dreams for so long and I don't want her to do it any longer.
To my surprise she smiles "Edward, I like school but I love the idea of our baby" she tells me.
"Me too" I agree.
It might not be the perfect plan, two children before 25 but I wouldn't change it for the world.
"I'll keep going for as long as I can and then I'll do what I can by correspondence when the baby is born" she assures me.
"When did you find out?" I ask then.
"This morning" she replies happily. "I don't know why it took me so long to work it out" she blushes then.
"I'm booked in for the first scan tomorrow" she tells me then. "Can you come?"
My face lights up "Of course I can" I assure her. Like I said I plan on being there every step of the way.
We lay in silence then, both lost in our own thoughts about the future.
What I do know is that I've never been happier in my life than I am today with Bella and my family. I know that whatever happens we can work through it together because I know without doubt, or question that my heart will always be with Bella Swan.