"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained." ― C.S. Lewis
My bag by my feet, I stood at the door of the Cullen household, ready to depart. Renesmee came rushing at me, her small arms wounding around me. "I'm gonna miss you." She said, sounding as if she was about to burst out into tears.
"Hey, hey." I kneeled down to her level. "Look at me." She did so, and I gave her a smile. "Come on, this isn't goodbye, Ness. This is just a see you later kind of thing. I could never stay away from you."
"Yeah, Ness." Emmett agreed, pulling me up into a bone-crushing hug. "She could never stay away from us."
"Actually, this one I could stay away from." I muttered, making Renesmee giggle. Emmett let me go, grinning at me.
"I'll actually miss you, Brainiac." He said, fondly ruffling my hair. I laughed, reaching up to fix it.
"I'll miss you too, Buffy." I teased, turning towards Edward.
"Thank you for helping us." He said, Bella nodding in agreement.
"And thank you for making a difference in Nessie's life." She added, sending me a small smile, to which I gave her one back.
"No need to thank me." I replied, looking back at Renesmee for a moment before looking back at Bella. "She's an incredible kid. You're both great parents."
I moved on to Jasper and Alice. Alice pulled me into a hug which was far less painful than Emmett's, but still wasn't something I enjoyed. I'm not very fond of hugs. "We'll miss you so much." She said sincerely. "All of us will." She emphasized, smiling suggestively and motioning towards the door. "Especially one who you haven't said goodbye to yet."
I turned, only to see Benjamin at the door. A feeling of dread settled in my stomach; I really didn't want to go talk to him. It wasn't because I hated him or anything like that, it was because I didn't want to say goodbye. He had to go back to Amun, and I had to go back to my coven.
I past Benjamin and out of the door, motioning for him to follow me. He obliged, following me and shutting the door behind him. Since most had left already, it was just the two of us outside. I sighed, turning back to him, smiling slightly, though it was a broken looking smile. "So this is it, huh?"
Benjamin nodded, meeting my gaze. "Yes, I guess it is."
"I, uh..." I rubbed the back of my neck. "It was uhm... Nice getting to know you-"
"This doesn't have to be it." Benjamin interrupted me.
"Huh?" I questioned, heat rising to my cheeks.
"This doesn't have to be it for us." He repeated, looking down at me carefully, gauging my reactions with a critical look in his eyes. "It shouldn't be it for us. You can come back with me, or I'll go with you; I really don't care. All I know is that I'm not leaving you. I've finally found my soul mate, Stalina, and I don't know about you, but I'm not planning on leaving any time soon. I'll follow you wherever you go."
"Benjamin..." I muttered, at a loss for words.
"Just say yes." He pleaded, his eyes gazing down on mine imploringly.
"You fucking asshole." I growled, making his face drop. My hand went to the back of his neck and I kissed him roughly, making his eyes widen before they gradually closed as his arms wrapped around my waist, pulling me closer to him. I pulled away. "How the hell did you expect me to say no to that?"
"So it's a yes?" Benjamin questioned, grinning from ear to ear, looking as if he was a kid in a candy store.
"I thought my answer was pretty apparent in what I just did." I replied, rolling my eyes.
He laughed. "I didn't really get it the first time. Mind doing it again?"
"Don't push your luck." I replied, a small smile teasing the corners of my lips as I lugged my bag, following Benjamin to the airport.
I really didn't care where I was going anymore and, hell, I was still afraid of a lot of things. But I had Benjamin with me now, and that meant that there was another person to lean on, to hold my hand, to let me cry on their shoulder, to see me smile, to see me laugh, to see me cry, and to see me angry. He was there whenever I needed him, wherever I needed him, and I was the same to him. I could finally, peacefully, live life with the one I loved, and I could do it for an eternity.
"The heart has its reasons which reason knows not." ― Blaise Pascal
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