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Two years later …
As I sit on the front on the front porch, I take a minute and realize just how much my life has changed in the past two years.
I remember back to that day – the day that forever changed my life.
"Bella, please." He asks as he slowly pushes and moves me to an unknown location.
"Take anything you want. I'm yours now, I've always been yours." I push up on my tip toes and press my forehead against his, breathing in every breath of his.
"Bella." He says in a whisper as his lips crash to mine. There was really nothing romantic about it, just pure need – lust – and anything in between. Tongues dancing with each other, mouths moving in a rhythm as if they have done it for years, and the way our bodies were in sync already. Both wanting and needing to be close to each other.
I feel my back push up against the cave wall. My heated skin pressing into the hard cold walls surrounding us, as a quiver runs through me, I feel the entire length of Edward pressing up against my front.
His mouth moving from my mouth, down to my neck as I hear my whispering words of promise for the future – the future he wants with me.
I nod in an understanding that I'm making and wanting those promises, too.
When I feel his hands on the hem of my shirt, I push away from the wall as he slowly pulls it up and over my head.
"I've been waiting so long to do that." He says in a chuckle, "and it's nothing like my dreams." He says as he starts kissing my collarbone, sweeping kisses from shoulders to shoulder, pausing to nibble on the edge of my neck. He stops and looks deep into my eyes, "it's so much better, Bella. So much better."
I nod at him, "it is." I hope he can see the reassurance in my face. That I mean every fucking word of it, because I've come to realize that even from the beginning, it was always him.
I take his shirt completely off and throw it to the cave floor, hopefully laying somewhere close to where mine ended up as I start to work on his belt and the button of his jeans but his hand wraps around my wrist, "Bella, we don't have to go this far if you don't want to. I mean, it would be great …" I cut his words off by the pad of my finger and thumb, squeezing his two lips together.
"If I didn't want this Edward, my ass wouldn't be pressed up against the wall waiting on you to show me what you really want." I say chucking but it's cut short by a body being pressed up against mine, kissing me senseless as I feel him dip down a little and then slowly standing back up, rubbing himself again my heated core over and over again before I take matters into my own hands and shove his jeans and boxers off of him in one swift motion as he turns and does the same things with mine. Before too long we are standing in front of each other, lungs feeling as if they can't get enough air as our chests are matching each other's. As Edward swoops down and picks me up by the back of my thighs and places my ass on a wine barrel.
I look down and see him sitting right where I want him to be, where I need him, ache for him.
"I thought these barrels aren't supposed to be disturbed during this process?" I chuckle.
"I think this barrel will be a special one, maybe we can bottle it if it's worth it." he winks.
I laugh as him as I pull him down to kiss me as I pull my legs tighter around his waist and push my heels into his ass, pressing him to push forward.
"Are you sure, Bella?" He puts a little resistance between us as I nod and press my heels harder.
When he finally pushes into me, it's like nothing I've ever felt before. I hear Edward take a stuttering breath as he is whispering how much he loves me, and I return the sentiment in return over and over again.
He finally begins to move and it's completely euphoric the slow motion of us, bodies meeting each other every push and pull.
"I'm sorry Bella, but this isn't going to be fireworks and shit. It's been a really long time for me, and I can't hold out too much longer." He grits out through his teeth.
"It's okay, just let go. I love …" was the last words that left my mouth as he grabbed my hips and slammed into me over and over again as I felt his body tense and him pulsing deep inside me as he chanted my name over and over again.
Not only did I receive quite a few splinters in my ass that day, but a few weeks later we also found out that I was pregnant with our Lilly Ann. Edward was ecstatic and I was scared shitless at first, but then when I first felt her move inside of me, it was love. Alec was excited to have a baby sister and is still entranced by her to her till this day.
As far as the winery, I helped with that also. With my abundance of connects that I gained from where I worked, the hotel chain that I frequently worked on picked up the label and was a great distributor as they have hotels all over the country. The winery is thriving now thanks to hard work and a lot of love.
Edward and his restaurants are still growing and doing extremely well. He's had many offers for a buy out or to sell them individually, but he refuses to sell. He swears his cooking is what brought us together, and I argue that it was my horrible cooking skills. Oh, and they are still that way to this day. He's not there very much, maybe a couple of days a week, as he wants to be with his kids as much as possible. Thank god for fantastic managers and workers, because without them, he would have to be there a lot more.
We married four months after we found out that we were going to have a baby. A wedding in the vines was absolutely perfect with our close friends and family around. I mean, it all started over spilled wine. So, why not – right? I'll never forget that day where we surrounded by vines that weaved, the smell of fresh grapes, and a beautiful sunset. I loved him so much as he did me, and that day it really showed.
"Hey babe, whatcha doing out here?" Edward comes up and sits in the chair next to me as I stand up and move to sit on his lap.
"Just watching Alec and Lilly." I say still looking at our children. Yes, I said 'our' because a couple of months ago, I adopted Alec. I am his mother now officially and it feels like that puzzle piece that I felt was missing, slid right into place. I'll never take the place of his real mother, but I feel like I'm a pretty good substitute.
"They are quite the pair, huh?" he asks laughing as I see Lilly take off away from Alec only to land straight on her butt in the mud puddle as I see him sit down too so she doesn't cry.
"That they are." I sigh, "Makes you want more, you know. Seeing both of them, it makes you want a whole brood." I say judging his reaction.
"Absolutely." He smiles at me.
"Good, because our 'brood' is starting." I say waiting for the reaction I'm hoping for.
"What? You …we're … you're …Bella …we're pregnant?" he asks as I nod quickly.
"Oh god, Bella. You just keep weaving your way into my heart." He hugs and kisses my face all over as I giggle.
"You're stuck with me now, buddy. I'm a vine that weaves."
"A vine that weaves." he kisses me before we settle back into each other, his hands resting on my belly as my arms are thrown around his neck, listening to the sound of giggles and laughter from below us.
Life couldn't be any better than this moment right now.