Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns all characters.

A/N- Here is the first chapter to the sequel of Across the Lines. We hope you enjoy it.

Chapter 1


I couldn't sleep anymore as I rolled over and looked at my beautiful sleeping wife.

She looked like an angel as she laid on her pillow.

We've been at the cabin in Oregon for a few days and it has been really relaxing.

I've enjoyed having the freedom to take walks with my family and not have to worry about anything.

We had Santiago and Seth with us, and Felix was back home keeping watch on stuff there.

He would get ahold of me if anything important happened.

I turned my eyes back to Bella, as she rolled over on her back.

The sheet was slipping down her body, as it revealed her breasts to me.

Her nipples were getting hard from the cool early morning breeze that blew through the window.

I loved watching the skin pucker around them and I longed to take them between my lips.

I sighed deeply, not really wanting to wake her up and got out of bed to go check on our children.

I slipped on my sleep pants as my feet padded across the floor, I quietly opened their door and stepped inside.

Grayson was curled up laying on his stomach, sucking on his fingers.

He was such a beautiful child, so sweet and loving.

He looked more like Bella to me, even though she'll argue that both our kids looked like me.

Bailey was laying on her back, her hair was across her pillow as she clutched her little teddy bear that Aro gave her when she was a baby.

It went with her everywhere, even more now.

One night shortly after Aro was killed, I was tucking her into her bed and she looked up at me and told me Unca Aro watch over me now, while she pointed at the bear.

She was such an intelligent child, so much like Bella in the way she expressed herself.

I lovingly caressed her cheek as her eyes fluttered open.

"I didn't mean to wake you, princess," I said as I rubbed her cheek.

"Da-da up," she said reaching her arms up to me.

I lifted her to me and she wrapped her arms around my neck, cuddling into me.

"Out," she pointed.

I quickly changed her diaper and then stepped out on the deck with her.

I sat down in a chair and snuggled with my girl.

She liked watching the deers walk across the lawn in the early morning, such a peaceful thing to do.

The first morning we were out here she scared them away with her squeal, so much like Alice.

But then I told her she had to be quiet or they would run away, she remained quiet in my lap and they returned.

The smile on her face was priceless.

As I sat there today with her in my lap, I felt so much older than my years.

Things were going to change once we got home, kind of makes you not want to go back to reality.

But being the head of the largest organizations on the west coast had its responsibilities.

I just hoped that I could do as good of job as my uncle did, and I hoped that I could balance it all with my family.

I never want to lose what Bella and I have together, without her I would be nothing.

Bella will be turning twenty-one in September and I know she hates parties, but I will plan her party this year since Alice will still be away.

Jasper said she is making some progress, but she doesn't want to leave the rehab center until she is completely well.

So Bella will have a party, not as elaborate as an Alice party, which may be a good thing.

I looked up to see Bella standing in the doorway with a sheet wrapped around her.

"She's asleep," she said softly as she brushed her fingers through my hair.

"I didn't notice," I said looking down at her.

"You were lost in thought, you've been doing that a lot lately."

"Sorry, I have a lot on my mind."

"I know. Things are changing and it will be different for you, for us."

I just looked at her, she basically said the same thing that I was already thinking.

"You amaze me, Bella?"

"Why?" she asked kneeling down next to my chair.

"Well for one, you just said almost exactly what I've been thinking about and second ago, you're so understanding of everything. I don't know what I would do without you."

"I'll always be with you. I told you after Aro's funeral that we're in this together. Whatever the future throws at us, we'll face it together."

"I know you did."

The early morning sun was shining down on her dark hair, reflecting the red and gold tones that are naturally in her hair.

"Let's put Bailey back in her bed and then get back in our bed," she said.

"What are your plans, Mrs. Cullen?"

"You'll see," she said with a smirk.

I laid Bailey down in her bed and ran my fingers through her hair, smoothing it down, as she started sucking her fingers.

I turned around to go to our room and I saw that Bella was laying on it, minus the sheet.

Her sensuous body was on display for me.

"Mmm...love, you look so delicious laying spread out for me," I said as I crawled onto the bed.

"Lay on your back, baby. I want to make love to you."

She straddled my legs and positioned herself over me, her eyes never leaving mine.

I loved seeing her on top of me. She was so much more confident now.

She slid herself slowly down over my length, making us both moan.

"Bella, my beautiful wife, you look so amazing on me."

She rocked forward on me, forcing me deeper inside her.

She moaned as I thrusted up into her.

I let my hands come to her hips and felt them roll gently under my hands.

It feels like home being inside her - I never want to lose this.

"Mmm...you feel so good inside me, it feels like home," she said as she rocked forward.

"How do you always know exactly what I'm thinking," I asked.

"I know how you think."

"I swear you can read me like a book," I told her as our bodies moved as one.

"Oooh, yes deeper, Edward," she murmured above me.

I pulled her harder down onto me, making her bounce on me.

I loved seeing her breasts bounce with the force of my thrusts.

They were almost hypnotic and I needed them in my mouth.

I sat up and attached my mouth to one of her heavenly nipples.

She slipped her fingers into my hair securing me to her breast, as I licked and sucked at it.

"Yes Edward, fuck so good," she panted as she continued to rock over me.

I kissed my way over to her other breast and sucked it deep into my mouth.

"Yes Edward! Harder, please harder."

I moved her off of my lap and laid her down on her back as I pushed her legs way up by her chest and then I pushed my cock deep inside her.

"Yes," she screamed out.

I brought my mouth down to hers, kissing her deeply - I wanted her to feel how much I always needed her...wanted her.

She moaned long and low into my mouth - I can feel it through my whole body.

I moved my hands to hers and I intertwined them as I began thrusting harder into her.

"Yes, Edward, just like that," she moaned as she pulled her hand away from mine and brought it to her breast to twist her nipple.

I loved seeing her touch herself, it was such a turn on for me.

She let her hand snake down her body till it came between us and pressed a finger to her clit.

"Fuck I love to see you touch yourself baby," I said, thrusting harder.

I propped myself higher so I could look down between us and watch as her finger circled her clit as I continued to pump into her.

"So close, Edward, so close," she groaned out, writhing beneath me.

I moved one of my hands to join hers and we moved our fingers together over her clit, making her walls clamp hard onto me.

"Ohh...yes, Edward, yes," she panted.

Her pussy gripped me tight as I thrusted a few more times before spilled inside her with a roar.

"Fuck, Bella, fuck, you feel so good baby."

"Mmm...so do you, I love when you fuck me."

"I love it too baby - never get enough."

"I hope no one heard us, you were pretty loud."

"Mmmm, I don't know that I care that much right now."

"You're so bad," she said with a laugh.

"I am and you love it."

"I do and I love you so much."

"I love you, baby."

"Are you hungry? I could make us breakfast."

"That sounds wonderful."

She sat up and looked down at me, "Go for a swim and I'll come get you when I have breakfast ready."

"Are you sure?" I asked as I sat up and wrapped my arm around her waist."

"Yes, go relax, I'll get you in a few."

I got up from the bed and kissed her forehead as I grabbed my swimming trunks.

It would feel nice to swim, the only thing better would be to swim naked with my beautiful wife.

"I'll be waiting for you," I said as I slipped them on and went out the door.

I dived into the water and felt exhilarated as I swam the length of the pool.

It was relaxing to feel the water rushing over my body, and feel my muscles loosening up.

I looked down toward the end of the pool and Bella was standing there holding a towel out for me.

I quickly swam the length of the pool and slipped out of the water gladly accepting the towel but not before giving her a kiss.

"Edward," she whined when she pulled away.

"What I just needed a little kiss, baby."

"But now I'm all wet."

"Mmmm, just how I like you."

"You're so bad, Mr. Cullen," she said as she walked into the house.

I followed her into the kitchen where my lovely children were sitting.

Bailey had her puff cereal and Grayson was in his swing.

"Da-da," Bailey cooed.

"Hey my sweet girl," I said leaning down and kissing her cheek.

She giggled as water trickled down her face from my hair.

"Da-da wet," she said.

"Alright you, stop making a mess," Bella said as she dried Bailey and pointed me to a chair.

She served up fat slices of French toast with powdered sugar sprinkled on them and nice crisp bacon.

My wife definitely knew how to spoil me.

"Baby, this looks great and smells delicious."

"I'm glad."

I watched as she sat down and cut up some french toast for Bailey and gave her some banana.

She was always so attentive to everyone around her, that she often forgot to take care of herself.

"Baby, sit down and eat - you need to take care of you too."

"I do," she said as she sat down for a second, only to jump back up again, "I forgot the juice."

"Baby, sit, I'll get the juice."

I grabbed the juice and two glasses as well as Bailey's sippy cup.

"See, I can do things too - it doesn't always have to be you."

"I know you can, I just like to feel like I'm doing something, contributing to us. I don't do much else," she said taking a bite of her french toast while looking down.

"Baby you keep me going - I couldn't do what I do without you and you take care of our family - that's a huge job."

"But that's it. I do nothing else."

"Baby, that's a ton - you have no idea."

She continued eating in silence.

"What's bothering you baby?" I asked taking her hand.

"I don't know, nothing. I just..I just feel like everything is moving, but I'm just the same."

"Baby, you are the mother of two great kids but if there is something you want to do just say so and we'll make it happen."

"I think that I'd like to take some classes in interior design, if that's okay?"

"Of course baby I want you to do whatever makes you happy."

"You and our kids make me happy, shouldn't that be enough?" she said looking up into my eyes.

"Baby, you are putting too much on yourself - it's okay if you want to do something just for you."

"You don't think it's being selfish?"

"No baby, its just finding out who you are. Everyone goes through it. Some of us have always known who we were destined to be, but others have to find it," I said as I cupped her cheek in my hand.

"If you are really sure."

"I am, baby. I told you that before if you wanted to go to college, we'd make it happen. Even if its just an online class or two," I said as I leaned in and kissed her sweet lips.

"How do you always know how to make me feel better?"

"That's my job."

"You do it well, baby. Would you like some more french toast?"

"Yes please, this is wonderful."

She smiled brightly at me, all traces of sadness were gone and only her beautiful brown eyes remained.

She picked up both our plates and went to the stove to get more french toast for the both of us.

I didn't even realize that she ate all of hers.

I'm so glad she was eating.

She placed my plate in front of me as she sat down, and started eating.

It felt nice just to relax and eat with my family.

Bailey cooed as she ate and I held Bella's hand as we ate.

"Any plans for us today?" she asked looking up at me.

"Just spend time with you and the kids, maybe take a walk. Anything you want to do?"

"Umm...no not till later," she said with a smirk.

"What are your plans for me later?" I asked.

"To enjoy every inch of you."

"Mmm...I like the sound of that, baby."

We were interrupted by Seth and Santiago coming into the kitchen.

"Sorry to interrupt, but young one here got hungry," Santiago said.

"It's okay," Bella said, "there's french toast in the oven for the both of you.

"Thanks, Bella, you're awesome," Seth said.

"I try," she said softly.

They both dug in enthusiastically.

Bella stood up and took our plates to the sink.

"I'm going to go upstairs and get Bailey ready for the day, if you'd like to bring Grayson up."

"Sure thing, baby."

She smiled at me as she lifted Bailey up and walked up the stairs.

"You're lucky boss, my wife doesn't cook half this good," Santiago said.

"Thanks. I'm sorry I never knew you were married," I said looking at him.

"Yeah, it's okay. I tend to keep that separate from my job," he said.

"That is good if you can do it," I said picking up Grayson. "If you both will excuse me, it looks like this one needs a change."

"Sure thing boss," Seth said around a mouthful of food.

I carried Grayson upstairs and into the kids room and laid him on the changing table.

"Hey baby," Bella said from the doorway.

"Hi love, I'm gonna change his diaper and put him in some clothes. Anything particular you want him to wear?"

"Nope, anything is fine."

"Okay," I said as I finished changing him and then picked out his clothes.

He was such a beautiful little boy.

I couldn't wait to have more children with Bella.

When I was finished, I walked into our bedroom and Bella was sitting on the bed brushing Bailey's hair.

"My two beautiful girls," I said as I walked towards the bed.

"Ba-ee pwetty," Bailey said.

"You are, baby. So pretty," Bella said to her. "Never let anyone tell you differently."

Bailey just smiled up at Bella and reached for her hair.

"Ma-ma, pwetty too," she cooed.

"That she is, baby doll," I said as I sat next to them.

She smiled over at me.

"Do you want to go drive into town today and then go for a walk later?" I asked.

"Yeah, that sounds great."

"Great, I'll let Seth and Santiago know that we'll be ready in about a half hour."

"Okay," she said as I walked out the door.

I went and told Seth and Santiago where we were going and to make sure everything was set to go.

I went back upstairs to get my family so that we could go and explore the town.

Once we're all loaded into the car I head toward town.

It was a peaceful drive to the town, I held Bella's hand as Seth drove.

The kids were drifting off to sleep, nothing like a car ride to lull them to sleep.

"Anything particular you want to see, baby?"

"No, not really. You?"

"No, I thought we could just drive around and see what's there."

"Sounds good," she said as she leaned into my shoulder.

I kissed the top of her head as we looked out the window.

The town is nothing special, just the typical stuff. I have Seth stop at a tee shirt shop and we go in to pick up some shirts. Black for me, blue for Bella, purple for Bailey, green for Grayson and even an orange one for Seth and Santiago. All the shirts say Klamath Lake, Oregon.

"Okay," she said taking my hand.

I had Grayson in his carrier pack while Bella pushed the stroller with her free hand and of course Seth walked a few paces behind.

As we were passing a little jewelry shop, Bella asked if we can go inside.

"Of course, baby."

We went inside and looked at the different jewelry and other things.

"This is pretty," she said showing me some bracelet with little blue opal stones.

"It is, baby. Would you like it?" I asked.

"It's very nice but, its expensive."

"You really need to stop worrying about cost, baby, like ever."

"I can't help it. But yes, I'd like it."

"Then lets get it," I told her with a grin.

"Okay," she said with a smile.

"Anything else you see you like?"

"I really like the earrings too."

"Let's get them too, then."

"You spoil me."

"I know, I like to."

"Can we find Bailey something too?" she said softly.

"Of course love, you know I would never deny her anything."

We walked around and looked at the jewelry and we settled on a little ID bracelet with the same blue opals as Bella's bracelet and we had her name engraved on the bracelet.

The woman said that the bracelet could be expanded as she grew up.

I liked that idea.

"Did you see anything you liked, Edward?"

"Just you, love."

"You always have me."

"I know. Do you want to stop for lunch before going back to the cabin?" I asked.

"That sounds nice."

We walked back towards the car and got inside as Seth drove to some little diner that was highly recommended.

Seth parked and we got out, and went inside.

It looked exactly like you would expect a country diner to look like.

We sat at a table in the back and looked over the menu, our waitress was a woman in her early fifties that called everyone honey or sweetheart.

"What adorable children," she said when she looked at our kids.

"Thank you," Bella said as she looked at the menu.

"What can I get you to drink?" she asked.

"Some iced tea, please."

"I'll bring that right out," she said as she walked away.

"What looks good?" I asked her.

"That chicken pot pie looks good."

"I'm thinking the pot roast sandwich," I said looking at her.

"We can get Bailey the mac 'n cheese," Bella said looking over at her.


The waitress came and I told her what we wanted, and she walked away to put our orders in.

We sat and talked as we waited for our food.

Our food arrived and we ate it hungrily.

Bailey was a mess with cheese all over her face, but she was smiling happily, I couldn't help but pull out my phone and snap a picture.

"She enjoyed her food," Seth said with a laugh.

"Yeah I think so."

Bella smiled at me and I took my napkin and wiped a bit of gravy off her lip.

"Thank you," she said softly.

"Anytime, beautiful."

After we ate and I paid, we walked a little more.

I liked that we were able to walk around here without any worry or fear.

I know that we are well protected with Seth and Santiago here, but I still felt at peace and safe here.

"Do you want ice cream love?" I asked, noticing an ice cream shop.

"Sure, that sounds good."

We walked inside and found a table, and I asked her what she'd like.

"Just a strawberry sundae," she said quietly.

"What about Bailey?"

"I think just a tiny dish of vanilla."

"Okay, I'll be right back.

Santiago went with me as Seth stayed with Bella and the kids.

"Anything going on at home?" I asked as we waited in line.

"No, just checked in with Jasper. He said all is quiet."

"Good," I said as I placed our order. "Get whatever you'd like."

He got a chocolate sundae and we took everyones ice cream and returned to the table.

I handed Bella her ice cream as I sat down next to her and Bailey.

Grayson was asleep in her arms.

I fed Bailey her ice cream, and I watched as Bella slowly ate hers.

She was so beautiful and I couldn't wait to make love to her again tonight.

"Can we go out to that little club down from the cabin?" Seth asked.

Bella shook her head at me, I knew she wouldn't want to go out.

"You can go tonight, Seth. We will be fine," I said looking over at him.

"Don't you need me to keep watch?" he asked.

"We'll be fine."

"Okay, boss. Santiago will be with you right?" he asked.

"Yes, he will."

I appreciated his concern but I think I wanted to have the night alone, just me, Bella and the kids.

Santiago will be there, but he is better at making himself disappear than Seth.

Seth will learn in time, but he still has some training to do.

"Okay, thanks boss," he said as we finished our ice cream.

Santiago just smirked, he knew what my thoughts were.

"Bella, did you like your ice cream?" I asked looking over at her.

"Yes, it was good. Bailey enjoyed hers as well."

I looked over at my little girl and she was a sticky mess.

"She did," I said with a laugh.

"Da-da, yum," Bailey said as she held out her spoon to me.

I leaned in and took a bite.

"Mmm...it is so good, baby girl."

I kissed her sweet little cheek and she giggled.

Bella laughed as she looked over at me.

"What?" I asked.

"Nothing, but vanilla looks good on you."

I moved my hand up to my cheek and there was a sticky mass of vanilla ice cream there.

I laughed as I grabbed a napkin and wiped it off.

"Da-da, funny," Bailey said with a giggle.

"Yes he is," Bella laughed.

I just smirked over at her, I'll show her funny later when I'm making her scream my name while tickling her relentlessly before I fuck her.

Are we ready to go?" I asked.

"Yeah I think so."

We stood up and I carried a now cleaned up Bailey as Bella held a sleeping Grayson in her arms.

We walked back to the car and got inside, Seth drove back to the cabin and then once we were inside he left to go to the music club and Santiago went to his room .

I helped Bella get the kids ready for bed.

Once she had Grayson changed she laid him in his crib as she pressed a kiss to his forehead.

I was just finishing with Bailey as she came up and wrapped her arms around my waist.

"I'm going to take a bath, you can join me if you want," she said with a small smile.

"Of course, just give me a minute."

"Mmm...shall I start without you?" she asked as she licked her lips.

I could feel my pants get tighter at her words. I knew exactly what she was referring to.

She walked slowing from the room throwing a glance over her shoulder.

I smirked at her and I knew she would be smiling on her way to our bedroom.

I finished up what I was doing and then I walked slowly into our bedroom.

I pulled off my shirt and unbuttoned my pants as I walked towards the bathroom door.

I stopped outside the door and listened.

"Mmm...fuck Edward, yes. Deeper," I heard her say.

I continued to listen at the door as I ran my hand over my cock.

Fuck, I'm not going to last long if I keep standing here.

I reached out and opened the door and stepped inside.

The sight before me left me speechless.

Bella was laying back in the tub with her legs spread wide apart and her fingers were buried deep inside her soaking wet pussy.

"Fuck," I moaned out at the sight.

She turned her head towards me and smiled.

"Like what you see, baby?"

"Hell yes, you know I do," I said as I stalked over to the tub.

I knelt next to the tub and reached for her.

I pulled her hand away from her pussy and I slipped her fingers into my mouth.

I moaned at the taste of her on her fingers.

"You like?" she asked.

"Mmm...yes, I love how you taste. But I love it even more when I taste you myself."

"What are you waiting for, baby?"

I slipped off my pants and got into the tub in front of her open legs.

Mmm...the sight of her glistening pussy had my cock aching to be buried deep inside her, but first I had to taste my beautiful wife.

I leaned in close to her and inhaled her sweet scent, I swear I could get drunk just off of her scent, let alone the taste of her.

Slowly I licked along her swollen lips as I made my way to her erect clit.

She moaned loudly as my lips closed over it and I flicked it with my tongue.

Her fingers gripped the back of my hair as she moved against my face.

Fuck, she tasted so good.

I wanted nothing more to make her come with my mouth.

I placed my hands on her ass holding her in place as I nipped, sucked, and licked her clit.

"Edward, fuck yes, baby. More," she called from above me.

I looked up at her through my lashes as her body writhed and was a panting mess as I assaulted her clit again and again.

"Fuck, Edward, so close."

Her words spurred me on as I continued to nip and suck her clit.

I flicked my tongue over it several times before she cried out and came all over my tongue and face.

"Yes! Oh fuck yes, Edward!"

I continued lapping at her clit as she mewled above me.

She looked so beautiful in this moment.

I pulled back from her and smiled up at her.

"You were amazing, love," I smirked.

"I really didn't do anything, it's you that was amazing. Are you going to fuck me in here or on our bed?"

"On the bed, baby. What I have planned can't be done in the tub," I smirked as I stood up and then lifted her in my arms.

I didn't even bother with a towel as I carried her to the bed.

"You have a choice here love," I said as I lowered my mouth to her breast," I can either make love to you first and then fuck you. Or I can fuck you from behind and then make sweet love to you afterward. Your choice?"

"Hmm, tough choice, I think fuck me from behind and then make love."

"On your knees, baby," he said as he got up on his knees.

I watched as she got up on her hands and knees.

She looked back at me over her shoulder and smirked at me.

She definitely wasn't my shy little wife anymore.

She was a total vixen at times, and this was one of those times.

I lined my aching cock up with her entrance as I gripped her hips and slammed into her.

"Fuck baby, you're so tight this way," I said as I thrusted in and out of her.

Bella sat up on her knees and gripped the headboard as I pounded into her.

"Fuck Edward, more," she murmured as I moved my hands up to cup her breasts.

She moved one of her hands down to her pussy and she started to rub her clit.

"Yes, Edward fuck me," she screamed.

"H...hold on to the headboard again, baby," I gritted out. "This is going to be hard and fast."

"Yes Edward, do it."

I pounded into her as fast and hard as I can.

Our moans were the only sound you could hear.

I shoved into her again and again, each time a little harder than the last.

"Edward, fuck. I love when you are this deep inside me," she panted as she pushed back against me.

"I love it too, baby."

I picked up my pace as I felt my orgasm building.

"Oh fuck, Bella. I...I'm so close. Please say you are," I panted as I slipped my hand to her pussy and started to rub her clit.

"Y..yes...oh fuck, so close," she panted as my fingers circled her clit.

"Let me hear you, baby."

I rubbed harder, "Yes! Fuck Edward fuck!" she screamed as her walls clamped onto me squeezing me hard.

I felt the coil snap inside me as my cock pulsed inside her pussy, I came hard sending ribbons of my come into her.

"Oh fuck, Be..lla," I roared as I stilled behind her and gripped her hips.

"Holy shit, you are going to be the death of me, baby. You're so fucking sexy."

"Mmm..hmm..I could say the same thing, Mr. Cullen."

I pulled her to me a kissed her full lips.

She slipped her fingers up into my hair and gripped slightly as she pulled herself closer to me.

"Are you tired, love?" I asked as I held her.

"No, not really."

"Good, because I'm not done with you yet."

She smiled up at me and I kissed her forehead.

I laid her on her back as I hovered over her.

"You're so beautiful, baby," I murmured as I nudged her legs apart.

She wrapped her arms around my waist, pulling me into her.

She felt so good wrapped around me as I slid deeper into her warmth.

I wasn't in a hurry as I slowly pumped in and out of her, as I kept my eyes locked on hers.

She stroked my cheek tenderly, I could see so much love in her eyes.

We moved slowly against each other, just feeling and whispering words of love to each other.

"You're so beautiful."

"My handsome husband," she murmured as she pressed her lips to mine as I thrusted deep inside her.

I continued moving slowly, savoring her.

"You feel so fucking good, baby," I said as I intertwined our fingers together.

I could feel the coil building slowly inside me.

I wanted her to be close too.

"Baby, are you cl..close?"

"Yes," she moaned out.

"Good," I said as I began thrusting erratically inside her.

"Yes, yes, my Bella," I grunted as I came hard inside her.

I felt her squeeze around me, and she called out my name.

"Mmm...yes Edward," she called out as she arched into me.

I loved feeling her hard nipples pressed into my chest.

I could feel her body trembling from the force of her orgasm.

"I love you, baby."

"I love you too, Edward," she said as I turned us to our sides and I held her body close to me.

I laid there holding her in my arms, and thinking about our trip home.

"Baby, we should probably get back home soon."

"Yeah, I know."

"We can leave tomorrow afternoon, if you'd like."

"It's up to you, Edward," she said softly.

"No love, its up to us," I said as I kissed her cheek.

"So if I said that we should stay a few more days, it would be fine."

"Of course."

"It's okay, I'm ready to go back home. I miss our bed," I said quietly.

"We can leave tomorrow afternoon then?" I asked.

"Sure, sounds good."

She leaned her head against my chest as we laid there.

"Are things going to be a lot different once we get home?" she asked.

"Some different."

"It will be more dangerous now, won't it?"

"Yeah probably."

"I trust you," she murmured. "I know you'll keep us safe."

"I'll always do my best."

"I know you will," she said as she ran her fingers through my hair. "You will make a great leader of this family. Aro knew this, and I support you, baby. I'll always be here for you."

"Thanks baby, I couldn't do it without you."

She yawned against me and I knew we had to get some sleep.

"Let's sleep, love. Our children will be up early," I said kissing her lips softly.

She nodded as she closed her eyes.

"I love you," she whispered against me.

"I love you, baby."

I laid there holding her against me as she slept, tomorrow we would be going home.

I hoped that I was ready for this, everyone has such confidence in me.

Renata said she'd help me as much as she could, and I know Bella will be there with me every step of the way.

I've watched Aro run this family since I was in my teens. I'll just follow his lead and everything should be okay.

I finally gave into sleep, as I snuggled with my beautiful wife.