I don't own Twilight. SM does.
Lasagne demolished, we headed into the living room.
"Angela sent me the photographs from the wedding. I thought we could look at some." Alice said.
Angela, being her usual, efficient self, had organised the photos into several folders, which Alice had uploaded onto her iPad. After looking at several pictures of the ceremony and the wedding breakfast, and Carrie Underwood's performance, Alice was about to click on a folder marked 'First Dance' when another caught her eye.
"Ooh, what's this? 'B and E?'" She clicked on the folder and it opened up around fifty pictures. All of Edward and me.
Us talking at the rehearsal dinner by the groom's cake.
Me and Edward holding hands whilst talking to the hotel manager.
Looking at each other intently and talking at the top table, the angle of my arm indicating that my hand was in his lap.
Our arms around each other whilst Carrie Underwood sang.
Dancing together to 'Songbird' just after Alice and Jasper's first dance, my arms around Edward's neck, our heads close and our eyes closed.
Dancing again later, after we had changed outfits, Edward grinning as he spun me round.
And most surprisingly, a shot of us on the balcony of my hotel room, dressed for brunch, Edward kissing my temple and playing with my hair. It was taken from another balcony a few rooms over. God, that Angela's a sneaky one.
"Holy fuck!" Alice exclaimed. "These pictures are smouldering hot! The chemistry, the attraction between you guys... it's palpable."
"Totally... you can see the love in both your eyes from that first picture." Jasper agreed.
Edward dragged his hand from the small of my back to the nape of my neck, causing me to shiver.
"They show what I felt from the second I laid eyes on you, my beautiful Bella, but now you can see it too. Nobody will ever love you like I love you, baby." He murmured.
"There's nobody else I would ever let love me like this, except you, Edward."
He cupped my face with both his hands, pushing his fingers into my hair. Our foreheads met. Just before I let him touch my lips with his, I sang softly,
"And I love you, I love you, I love you...like never before."
I'm leaving this story here so that I have options for writing a sequel at some point, although I don't know when. It won't be for quite a while as I have a couple of other plot bunnies to set free first!
A massive thank you to everyone who has been reading, reviewing, following and adding this story to favourites. This style of story didn't come easily to me as I always like to explain things and include lots of detail, but I felt like I was able to create a decent read without it. That being said, my next story will be more like my usual style.
I'm toying with the idea of entering a contest that's coming up soon, but regardless of whether I do or not, my next full-length story will probably not surface until the end of January. I'm getting promoted very soon and need to prepare for leaving the old post and preparing for the new one, not to mention a whole heap of family stuff. With all this going on, I've been suffering with quite a bit of writer's block too!
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Once again, thank you so much for reading, and Happy New Year!