I groaned as I reached over and silenced my phone. Who would be calling at such an unorthodox hour?
I turned back over in a sleepy daze but was awoken ten minutes later when my phone continued to buzz on my nightstand.
"Sheesh, who the hell is calling?!" I almost screeched down the phone if it wasn't for my croaky voice.
"It's Edward." Said Edward in a flurry, his breathing rather laboured and the worst scenario played out in my head. Him and... Tanya.
"What do you want, Edward?" I sighed down the receiver, annoyed by his pestering.
"It's Alice, she's gone into labour." He explained as I shot bolt upright in my bed.
I was immediately fully awake and began dressing quickly, throwing on anything that came into contact with my hands in the dark room.
"I'm on my way." I shouted as I ended the call and fumbled for the keys to unlock my truck.
Upon arriving at the hospital, Edward greeted me in a flurry at my truck, guiding me through the winding corridors until we came to a small and alarmingly bright waiting room.
"Can't we go and see her?" I pleaded, my brows furrowing as I thought of the babies health. Being so early on in the pregnancy, how was this going to affect the baby? Would he or she make it?
"Edward, I'm scared." I whispered as his arms wound themselves around me protectively, my head laying on his chest. His intoxicating cologne drifted through my nose and filled my senses completely, reminding me of our night spent together, which felt like a lifetime ago. My eyes glazed over with tears as my thoughts drifted off to those of Alice and the unendurable pain she would be going through as we spoke.
"Everything's going to be fine, Bella. I promise." Edward reassured me, kissing the top of my head. I didn't miss the fact that his lips lingered there for a moment but I let it slide. After all, he was only trying to comfort me.
"How can you know that?" I asked, pulling back to see his glorious face inches away from my own. His brow furrowed at my words and he looked lost at what to say for a moment, his mouth opening and then closing multiple times.
"See?" I spoke, the tears now gliding down my face as I tried to conceal them with my hands.
"Just trust me on this one, Bella." He spoke softly, grabbing my wrists and holding them at his chest. And as much as I tried not to, I couldn't help the little ray of hope that sparked in me at his words.
"I'd trust you with anything, Edward." I mumbled against his chest, the tears falling freely.
His brows furrowed even further and he cocked his head to one side as he contemplated my words, "Does that mean I'm forgiven?"
"What's there to forgive you for?" I smiled impishly at him, "Tanya came over and-"
"Wait," He said, putting both his hands up to stop me, "Tanya came to your house? She came to mine, wanted to talk to Alice or something... What did she want?"
"If you would have let me finish, I would have continued to tell you that she came to apologise." I informed him with a smirk planted on my face due to his dumbfounded expression.
"A-apologise? For what exactly?" He stuttered, his eyes wide in alarm.
"She apologised for kissing you." I told him, waiting for his reaction before I continued, "She told me that you didn't react to her and pushed her away. Is it true?"
"Y-yes." He stuttered out as he looked to be in a dreamlike trance.
"Well then, it's settled." I said, leaping up to my feet and dragging him up with me.
"And what exactly is settled?"
I chuckled, humoured by his startled expression due to my sudden forgiveness, "Silly, Edward. You're forgiven for doing absolutely nothing wrong, except for inviting her in the first place, of course."
"Right," He said, looking at me like I was crazy, "Shall we go and check up on Alice, see how she's coping?"
"Lets." I smiled, linking my arm with his and letting him guide me to the front desk.
- - - -K&T- - - -
"Congratulations on your new nephew!" Alice trilled as the Cullen's and I bounded into the room with outstretched arms.
We each in turn embraced Alice as she held her sleeping son in her arms with Jasper standing over her bed.
"What's my grandsons name?" Esme asked as Carlisle wound his arms around her waist and kissed the side of her cheek.
"How about Thomas Alexander?" Jasper whispered in awe, gazing down at his firstborn with an air of joy and adoration about him. Alice looked up at him with a questioning glance and Jasper quickly explained his decision, "It was Rosalie and I's fathers name before he past away."
Alice nodded her head in understanding, "Thomas Alexander Hale." She said, cocking her head to one side as she played with the name on her tongue, "I like it."
"You're letting him have my surname?" Jasper enquired, shock evident in his face.
"Of course." Alice smiled up at him, poking his chest playfully. To this, Jasper pressed his lips forcefully against Alice's. But after a while, she began gasping for air and couldn't take much more. She was hesitant but unlocked lips with Jasper and held onto his hand securely.
"Baby, Thomas. Can I hold him?" Esme asked with a grin on her face, but she didn't wait for an answer. Alice gingerly held out her arms and Esme gently guided Thomas' head into her arms.
"He's beautiful." She whispered as Thomas stirred in her arms, his striking pale blue eyes widening at the sight of his grandmother, "I'm your grandma, yes I am." She cooed, tears making an appearance in her eyes as she gazed down at him.
I chuckled as I watched them interacting, Esme leaning down to plant a kiss on his puffy and flushed cheeks as Carlisle waved at him with a smile on his face.
"I promised everything would be fine. What did I tell you?" Edwards soft voice whispered for only my ears. I hummed to show him that I had heard him and leaned back against his chest, nuzzling myself into him.
"My turn!" Rosalie chimed, disentangling herself from Emmett's embrace and skipping over to Esme, taking Thomas from her arms. Thomas quickly adjusted to the new face and nestled himself in the crook of Rosalie's arm.
"Wow," She said in amazement, "You've got your daddy's eyes."
As Rosalie said these words, three things happened simultaneously. Tears sprang to my eyes, Jasper leaned down and planted a sweet and lingering kiss on Alice's lips and Edward wound his arms around my waist.
In that instant, I wanted nothing more than to kiss his face off and so I did.
I swivelled round on my heel and leaned up to kiss his lips with as much force as I could muster. He kissed me with so much love, devotion and compassion, that I could no longer remember anything. And in that moment, something clicked, like a missing puzzle piece being found at last. I was destined to meet Edward at the Muse concert last spring and no matter what ups and downs life presented us, we'd surpass them and eventually find our way back to each other.
"There are children in presence." Emmett guffawed, but we didn't pay any attention to what he or anyone else for that matter thought. We were young, reckless and carefree. We had everything to live for and yet nothing but each other, but we didn't care.
"I love you, Isabella." Edward mumbled against my lips, dipping down once again to plant multiple kisses on every inch of my face.
"Prove it." I smiled, pulling back to watch an expression of adorable confusion sweep over his flawless face, "Shout it to the world."
With an unfaltering smile planted on his lips, he leaned down to whisper in my ear, "I love you, Isabella. I always have done and always will do."
"Why did you whisper it? You were supposed to shout it to the world." I asked with furrowed eyebrows and a tilted head.
He took a stray strand of my hair and began twisting it around his finger, smirking before pressing a gentle kiss against my temple, his lips lingering there for a moment as he inhaled deeply, "Because, Bella, you are my world."
A/N- The End. Thank you guys so much for reading, reviewing, following or favouriting this fanfic. It means so much to me and although I didn't reply to each and every review, a smile broke across my face after I'd read them. It still does. You guys are were my inspiration to continue to write this fanfic, without you, I would have never been able to get this far. For that, I owe you a lifetime of servitude. Did you like the name of Alice and Jaspers baby? I thought it was super cute. Also, I know that the ending is super cheesy but you've got to have a little bit of cheese in your life;) Thanks.