***STEPHENIE MEYER OWNS TWILIGHT AND ALL THINGS TWILIGHT RELATED***
A/N: Thank you to everyone that has stayed with this one. On with our Epilogue!
Five years later
"Excuse me ma'am?" I looked up from the package of frozen pizza rolls I had in my hand to see a woman standing beside me smiling widely.
"Yes?" I smiled back.
"I'm sorry for bothering you, but are you Isabella Cullen by any chance?"
"I am actually. What can I do for you?" She extended her shaking hand and I took it, offering her what I hoped was a calming smile.
"Oh my God. My husband is going to shit bricks." Immediately her hand flew to her mouth and she blushed ferociously. I couldn't help but snicker at her lack of filter.
"Well that won't be good will it?" We both giggled loudly. About that time, MY husband came around the corner carrying our two year old daughter, Savannah, and a box of some sugary cereal. I looked to the woman I was speaking to and saw her go pale and her eyes widen drastically. Yes honey, I completely get it. He does that shit to me all the damn time. She was suffering from what I liked to call The Edward Cullen Experience. My husband had a tendency to turn every female within a fifty mile radius into a pile of goo in seconds.
"Sweetheart, Savannah wanted the cereal with the little marshmallows and I told her it was ok." He looked up and noticed we weren't alone. "Oh, excuse me ladies." He extended his hand to the unnamed woman and laid the panty dropper on her. "Hello, I'm Edward, Bella's husband. I didn't mean to interrupt your chat."
"Oh fuck. I mean, shit. No, dammit Charlotte get it together. He can't help it if he looks like fucking sex on legs. Get a fucking grip." I had to turn away to hide my laughter. Apparently 'Charlotte' had no verbal filter and most likely didn't mean to say that out loud. I knew Edward well enough to know that he wasn't going to let that go without giving her a little grief about it. Luckily Savannah had laid her head down on Edward's shoulder and was pretty much asleep so I don't think she heard all the language.
"Well Charlotte, thank you very much for the compliment." He winked at her and that seemed to bring her out of her haze.
"Wow, I said all that out loud didn't I?" The blush was back in full force. I decided I needed to rescue Charlotte because let's face it, haven't we all been a victim of Sex On Legs Cullen? Yeah, so I had to help her out.
"Charlotte, don't worry about it. My husband has a tendency to render me speechless several times a day. What were we talking about?" I looked at Edward out of the corner of my eye and he just shrugged.
"Mrs. Cullen, I'm sorry for bothering you. I'm afraid I'm a little star struck. You and your husband are my absolute favorite Hollywood couple. Temptation is my all-time favorite movie. Would it be possible for me to get your autograph? Edward's too if I could?" She was so sweet, I couldn't resist. I never minded giving an autograph when the fans were so sweet and considerate about it.
"Absolutely Charlotte." She handed me a piece of paper and a pen from her purse. I quickly signed my name and handed it over to Edward after he transferred a sleeping Savannah to me. He appeared to be writing an entire novel because it took him forever to hand it back to her. She thanked us profusely and hurried away. Edward hadn't stopped snickering since we walked away.
"What has your giggle box turned over?" I looked up at him and saw the amusement clearly evident in his eyes.
"Oh nothing baby. I just signed a different autograph than the normal one." He shrugged as if it was no big deal.
"I see. Well, you are mighty proud of yourself. What did you write?"
"Well, I may have signed it as Sex on Legs Edward Cullen." All I could do was shake my head. This man was still so damn sexy. My want for him hadn't diminished the least bit in the five years since we'd gotten married.
After he proposed, we decided to elope. We knew the press would never allow a big wedding and neither of us really wanted that. So, we hopped a plane to Las Vegas very late one night, got married and came back home. Of course, there were paparazzi at the airport when we returned. Apparently news travels fast when a marriage license is issued.
Work for us hadn't slowed down after the success that Temptation enjoyed. In fact, it picked up. Edward was cast in an action film called Enemy Sniper, where he played the lead role. In order to do that, he had to put on several pounds of muscle and keep a neatly trimmed goatee. Now, my husband was hot to begin with, but seeing him with his new body, muscles popping and rippling, his sculptured abs and chest, and that fucking goatee adorning his perfect face was my complete undoing. Yeah, that's how we ended up with Savannah. I pretty much attacked him every day when he got home from filming. It didn't help that I had overlooked my appointment with my doctor to renew my birth control shot, so nine months later Miss Savannah Marie Cullen joined our family.
Savannah was her father's child. She inherited Edward's beautiful green eyes and his unruly hair. The only thing she got from me was the color of her hair. I loved watching the two of them together. Edward was a wonderful father. From the moment I told him I was pregnant, he took such good care of me.
My career was put on hold for a little while and I was totally fine with that. Being able to be with Savannah as she reached milestone after milestone was amazing.
Today I was going back to work. A script was sent to me a month ago from world famous producer/director, Dimitri Romanov that I was drawn to immediately. I would be playing the lead in the movie that was called Witness. It was about a woman who had seen her entire family murdered and was taken into the Witness Protection Program and given a new life. I knew it was going to be an emotional role for me but I was more than ready.
"Edward baby, you are going to have to move your arm so I can get up. I need to shower so I can get to the set." I tried in vain to remove the appendage but to no avail.
"Isabella, please stay here in bed with me. I promise I'll make it worth your while. I wonder how many times I can make you come?" He raised his sleep rumpled head and smirked at me, looking adorably sexy.
"Don't tempt me Edward, I know exactly where YOUR kind of temptation leads."
"Fine, but I'd like it stated for the record that I am clearly against you getting out of bed." He pouted.
"Dually noted Mr. Cullen. Now, I have to go shower. I love you." I kissed him on the nose and he buried his head back into his pillow, muttering something about a sexy naked ass.
After my shower, Edward was already back asleep, so I walked down the hallway to check on Savannah. She was still blissfully in dreamland so I made my way downstairs for a glass of juice. I would have hair and makeup done on the set so I threw my hair in a ponytail and headed out to my Audi for the twenty minute trip to the studio.
Several hours later I was on the set ready to film my first scene when I heard a commotion off stage. Dimitri stomped onto the set and found his way to his seat. Moments later the cause of the commotion made her way to the set. There, dressed in very dirty, torn clothes and looking absolutely destitute, was Tanya Denali. I took a moment to really look at her and had to stifle my laughter. Her hair looked like a complete rat's nest, she had a large, hairy mole attached right above her top lip and her teeth had been fixed to look rotten and dirty. She saw me watching her and smirked. Oh sweetie, that smirk does absolutely nothing to me normally, but when you look like the Wicked Witch of the West's fugly step sister, well, you'll excuse my loud, very unprofessional guffaw.
"Well who do we have here? If it's not Isabella Swan." She looked down her nose at me and I wondered if she could see the hair sticking out of her mole in her line of sight.
"Hello Hazel." I had to look away again. She apparently didn't get my meaning.
"Don't tell me you're the lead in this film. I guess they are desperate."
"Tell me Tanya, WHAT are you?"
"I'm working in a very important role in this movie. I'll try my best not to upstage you. By the way, what ever happened with you and Edward Cullen?" Was she serious? Had she been living under a rock?
"I'm sure you know Tanya. Look, let's get one thing straight. I have never taken any shit from you and I don't intend to start now. So you'll do well to stay the fuck away from me. Am I clear?" Dimitri had been watching our conversation with great interest.
"Ms. Denali, Mrs. Cullen, is there a problem?"
"No Dimitri. Tanya and I are old friends." I slapped her on the shoulder a little harder than I meant to. She sneered at me and walked off the set.
"Bella, is she going to be trouble for you? Please give me a reason to fire her." Do what now?
"No, Dimitri. She won't be an issue." I'd have to keep what he said in the back of my mind. It appeared he didn't care for Tanya either.
The first day of filming was always rough. I didn't make it home until eleven that night. I had gone all day without seeing Savannah and it killed me. I was able to talk to her and Edward around lunch time but that's it. I knew she'd be asleep when I walked in the door. Maybe this movie wasn't a good idea. I wasn't prepared to be away from my daughter that long.
I pulled my car into the garage and entered the house through the kitchen. The lights were off in the house with only the night lights we kept plugged in illuminating the rooms. I made my way upstairs and directly to Savannah's room. She was snuggled in her bed with her Dora the Explorer doll tucked in beside her. I leaned over the railing of her crib and gave her a kiss on the forehead. When I stood back up, I took a moment to just look at her. I had missed her so very much.
I sensed him before I felt his strong arms come around my waist and his nose bury itself in my hair. Sighing, I leaned back into my handsome husband and relaxed.
"Hi Sweetheart. We missed you today." He turned me around and planted a totally Edward Cullen kiss on my mouth. Before I started moaning like a whore, I pushed on his chest so he would back up and out of our daughter's room. Once we made it to our room I kissed him properly for the next several minutes.
"How was your day baby? What's Dimitri like?" Edward asked as he rubbed my feet.
"It was an interesting day for sure. Tanya is in this movie." Edward's eyebrows went high into his hairline at my admission,
"Really? I had heard she hadn't gotten any movie roles in a long time other than bit parts."
"Well, she isn't exactly in a starring role." I proceeded to tell him about my run in with the skank. He got as big of a kick out of it as I had.
The next time I went to the studio I asked Dimitri if it would be ok if I brought Savannah to the set with me. He had no problem with it so I was thrilled. Edward had been contacted about doing some voiceover work for Disney. He jumped at the chance because he wasn't much more than a kid himself and the thought of voicing a Disney character was right up his alley.
Life for The Cullens was charmed, that was for sure. As I sat around our dinner table looking at my little family, I couldn't help but think back to the day I got the call from my agent telling me that Volturi Productions wanted me for their newest movie. I remember the feeling that ran through me when I found out that Edward Cullen was the lead in the movie. I never dreamed he would fall in love with me let alone ask me to marry him and be the father of my child. This thought made the news I had for Edward particularly special.
"Edward honey, Savannah and I have a surprise for you." I walked over and picked up Savannah, cleaning the pudding off her face with the kitchen towel I had. She smiled widely at me as I gave her a raspberry on her cheek.
"Oh yeah? Well Daddy loves surprises from Mommy and Savannah Banana." He cooed.
"Ok, go sit on the couch and we'll get the surprise." I kissed Edward as I made my way upstairs to Savannah's room to ready her for the surprise. Once I put on the shirt I had specially made for her I gave her the envelope that contained my blood test results from my doctor's office and walked back downstairs. When I reached the bottom, I sat her down and straightened her shirt. Edward was sitting on the sectional sofa with his back to us, flipping through the channels on the TV.
"Ok baby girl. Take this and hold it really tight and go give it to Daddy ok?" She nodded and toddled off to Edward. I stayed where I was and moved to the side a bit so I could watch his reaction.
"Hey Banana, whatcha got there?" She squealed and said "HERE!" as she tossed the envelope to him. I waited for him to notice her shirt but so far he hadn't. I heard the telltale sound of paper ripping and Savannah giggling. Suddenly I heard him gasp. I saw him look down at the paper and up at Savannah. Then he saw it.
"What does your shirt say baby girl?" There was silence for a moment and then I heard his emotional voice. "I'm a big sister." He whipped his head around and found me standing with tears rolling down my face. "Bella?"
I made my way into his open arms as I could no longer fight the tears. He kissed me hard. When he pulled back his own emotions had overcome him.
"We're going to have another baby?" He leaned down and scooped up our daughter.
"Yes Daddy, we are." I said as Savannah began clapping her hands and squealing. Edward's bright green eyes were filled with tears as he pulled both of us in for a tight hug.
"Well that's just about the best surprise I think I have ever received."
"You aren't mad are you Edward? I mean, I know we talked about another baby but maybe not so soon."
"Bella, do I look mad? Sweetheart, look at this angel. We make beautiful babies. I can't think of anything I'd rather do than make more." He wiggled his eyebrows at me and just like that I knew it would be ok. He had that power. The power to tempt me. And as I said before, I knew where his kind of temptation led and would always lead. It would lead straight to a perfect forever with the man of my dreams. What more could a girl ask for?
A/N: Aaaannnnd CUT! I am thrilled to mark this one complete! I am so sorry it took me so long to get it there. Thanks to everyone that's still hanging in there with me here. Are ya'll still there? **crickets** Much love to all! XOXO Shannon