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-Chapter 32-

Edward's POV

-Several weeks later-

Everything's done. No more running, hiding, tricking, manipulating or lying. No more worries or concerns either. And most importantly, no one will be threatening or trying to kill the people I loved most. I'm just so content that everything has been taken care of. If it weren't for Alice's plan, then we would still be in that horrible predicament.

We took care of all the legal papers. We are now legal citizens of Canada. We're Canadians. I don't regret immigrating, it's quite lovely here actually. We get a little bit more sun than we would usually get in Forks; something that Bella was enjoying every moment she got. Charlie is still an American and currently lives in a mental institution in Washington. He's been doing better and writing Bella everyday.

Bella had been accepted to the University of British Columbia, believe it or not. It was a surprise that she got accepted so late in the semester. She takes a couple of classes each week, trying out what fields and courses she likes best. She is studying criminology at the moment.

Alice and Jasper have a healthy relationship. Jasper's weight is now under control and he is no longer purging himself. I shuddered as the distant memory came flooding back. Alice has been taking art lessons with Rosalie and - let me tell you - she had a talent.

Rosalie and Emmett are still the same. Rosalie's cancer is not coming back and Emmett paid the hospital bills fully and he paid for Rosalie's law school. Rosalie is probably one of the few smart people that I know. She's very clever and knows how to manipulate people very well. That was a skill that could have been useful earlier. But no matter now.

Carlisle still works at Forks General Hospital, refusing to move to Canada. He likes his job there and in the past few weeks, he has visited a total of four times. I love him very much and forgave him for not telling us who he really was earlier.

Bella and I have made plans for our future together. There's not doubt that we'll ever be separated - not after all the crap we went through together. Sometimes she flinches or cringes when I reach out to touch her unexpectedly, and she has agreed to go in for therapy. She's still in shock, but it was not as severe as it was a few weeks ago.

The bullet that had shot through my chest back at that whorehouse was no longer painful. All that was left was a fading pink scar in the shape of a crescent moon.

"Bella?" I called out to her. She was most likely in the kitchen helping Rosalie with dinner.

"Yeah?" She yelled back. Yep, she was most definitely in the kitchen.

I strolled through the kitchen when I was hit with a delicious sent wafting through the air. I turned to see my girl stirring substances in a pot.

"Damn, that smells good. What are you ladies cooking?" I glanced at Rosalie from the corner of my eye.

"Just some chicken soup." She smiled, chopping up some carrots.

"Ah. Nothing too fancy, now." I teased.

"Dinner will be done soon, Edward." Bella smiled up at me, love in her eyes.

"I love you, babe." I whispered in her ear.

"I'll always love you, Edward." She reached up on her tip-toes and kissed me.

Bella's POV

Things have gotten better. But I still get jumpy from time to time and this paranoia is basically killing me! But being surrounded by all these loving and caring people just makes it worthwhile to go through this. Edward suggested I go to therapy, to help me with my paranoia, and I agreed reluctantly. He's so caring. Add that to the list of reasons why I love him!

I picked up my pair of jeans that were laying in the middle of the hallway and decided to help out with the laundry. I went down into the basement and next to Rosalie's room, where the washer and dryer was. I threw in some Tide Pods and put on cold water, ready to wash all the dark colors. I was ready to put my jeans in the washer when I felt a crinkle of paper in the back pocket.

I dug through it and found a creased note. It was the letter that Lily had left me from the police officer!

I opened up the letter and frowned a little, feeling a little mystified that she even remembered me.

It read:

Dear Bella,

I hope that you get to read this letter, if you don't, then writing this was a waste of time!
Anyway, I just want to say thank you for everything that you have done. You saved all of us
from that stupid prostitution hut. And also, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't have been accepted
to the college of my dreams! I'm back with my family, now, too, thanks to you. Apparently I
was filed a missing person in province of Alberta, Canada. I missed it here. Okay, now to the
whole point of this letter; when I escaped that rotten hotel, among many others, there was
word out on the street that Boss Swan was in the hospital, and if anyone knew who he was,
to come forth immediately for questioning. So I did. They asked me if I knew where YOU were,
I told them I didn't know, I hope that was okay to say. I did say that you were a close
personal friend of yours.
I enrolled Charlie in a mental health facility and persuaded him to go through therapy.
I know that you know that your dad isn't in his right mind and that you would do anything
and go through any lengths to help him get better. So I did this for you; as thanks for
helping me in my time of need.
You're an amazing woman, Bella, and I'll forever miss you.
For the few weeks that I've known you, I've grown to love you like my own sister, even if
we barely got to talk to each other.
You're special, smart, beautiful and a strong fighter.
I'll miss you.
If you want to contact me, here's my new number:
555-0958
Love, Lily Grimes.

I tear rolled down my cheek as I smiled down at the letter. Reading the words she had to say to me, even if she was a complete stranger, made me feel so good. I've helped - not only myself - but so many others. And this feeling that soared through me made me feel invincible.

I sighed happily.

Before I even finished filling the washer with dark clothes, I whipped out my phone and dialed Lily's number, smiling as I felt content and completely loved and safe. As I listened to the dial tone, these words kept flowing through my mind:

"And they all lived happily ever after."

The End.


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