In My Time
Thank you Marauder by Midnight for the banner Isabella Marie Swan and Edward Anthony Mason were just sixteen and seventeen before they met, their destinies never seeming to cross paths. Living in the very outskirts of Chicago, Bella doesn’t want to be married as quickly as society wants. Edward wants to help assist President Wilson by fighting in the World War. Plans seemed to all change when, unexpectedly, with one little spark, a fire seemed to ignite the both of them. Through troubles beyond comprehension, the times of properness and society, influenza on the rise, and abhorrent losses- perhaps even their own deaths, the two of them must concur them all. But can they? A love story to the fullest-but of course, even the best love stories have tragedy and losses nestled inside. (2nd most favorite on the site! Thanks guys! Also-In My Time was on display in Waterstones Bookstore, located in Oxford,United Kingdom for a twilight event)
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Previously on July 4th, 11:15 pm
“Ed, you weren’t half bad.” Collin informed me as we walked on our streets. It was after the party, and the fireworks that previously colored the blackness of the night sky left their imprint of smoke. It was thinning out, but you could still see a trace of it.
“Thank you, I suppose.” I felt rather awkward talking to Collin and Leo about how I was now engaged.
“No problem.” He laughed.
“You know, I give you credit for doing what you did-you looked pretty damn nervous.” Leo said to me. The wind was getting chilly as we continued to walk, so I pulled my jacket on. Collin repeated my actions after me.
“I was pretty damn nervous-that is defiantly one way of wording it.” I nodded.
“Hey Leo, did you notice he now has this sort of happy skip in his walk?” Collin asked him, who was on the other side of me.
“Now that you mention it,” Leo smirked, “he does seem incredibly chipper.” He nodded. I rolled my eyes-would it ever stop?
“Well, can you blame him? He is engaged to a women he loves-it’s hardly something to joke about.”
“Joke about? Who said we were joking?” Leo said in a sarcastic tone of voice.
“I say we walk like Eddy over here.” Collin proposed, gesturing to me. I fought a shudder. Eddy-I hated that nick name. Ed I could withstand. Eddy was too much, even for me.
Collin and Leo then began to skip like little girls down the street. I of course continued to walk, not wanting to look like a drunken fool.
“Are you sure you didn’t drink too much tonight?” I called out to them.
“You’re honestly no fun whatsoever!” Leo accused as they both came to a stop.
“You look annoyed, actually.” Collin noticed.
“Gee, I wonder why.” I rolled my eyes.
“I was pondering the same thought.” Leo nodded.
“Edward!” I heard my Mother call. We were a block away from my house, but you could hear almost everything in the quiet night air.
“I’ll be there in a minute!” I called to her, knowing that she heard.
“We really want to wish you congratulations.” Collin said, now becoming serious-a first. I raised my eyebrows with surprise.
“And that you picked the right girl, Edward. She loves you, you know.” Leo added.
I nodded, smiling, “I know.” The words just came out of my mouth. I hadn’t told anyone why I wanted to marry Bella, or why she and I loved each other. Bella and I could tell why, of course. But I am sure Bella Swan is the one, I am more sure of this than I have ever been of anything in my entire life.
“Well get in there, your mother wants you,” Collin gestured to my house, “but if you need anything or have any questions-we’re here.” Collin said.
“Thank you.” I nodded again as I walked up my front steps of my house. And just when I thought it might stick, Collin and Leo started to skip down the street again, laughing as they did so. It had to be a record for seriousness though-one minute. Amazing.
I shook my head in wonder as I opened my front door. I quickly closed it, trying to avoid the cold breeze from coming in.
“Edward, is that you sweetheart?” my mother called from the kitchen. I heard her light footsteps coming my way. I handed one of our maids my jacket before I replied.
“Yes, Mother.” I made my way to the kitchen. She met me half way.
Her green eyes were wide with joy as she hugged me, “My Edward! Engaged!” she exclaimed. I smiled, I loved to see her so happy.
“You’re growing up too fast, my dear.” She said as she pulled back, taking my face in her hands. “You have made your father and I both so proud.” She informed me, her eyes tearing up.
“Mother, don’t cry.” She was an emotional person-in a good way of course, so I made my voice sound light and happy.
“Oh dear, your right.” She laughed, “Go to the study and see your father before we both go to bed.” She nodded gesturing to her right. I nodded as well.
I walked down the hallway, my footsteps making a familiar tapping noise on the hard wood floors. I knocked on my father’s study doors before coming in.
“Ah, Edward.” He nodded getting up from his chair. His study was full of books; the walls were covered from top to bottom. Paper and pens laid on his desk, as well as a picture of my Mother and a picture of me when I was younger. There was also a painted family portrait, hanging above a fire place. It was painted a little over a year ago; he always got a new one painted every three years.
He walked over and put his hands on both of my shoulders, “Good job, my son. You have chosen a fine young lady to be your wife, and you did it splendidly. The most important thing of all though, is that you love her and she loves you.” He nodded, looking me in the eyes.
“Thank you.” I said to him. He approves, no-he more than approves of Bella and I, just like my Mother. That was all I ever asked for.
“It’s time for me to go upstairs, and its best that you do as well.” He said to me.
“Good night, Father.” I called to him before he left me in the study.
“Good night, Edward.” He nodded and smiled. I turned to look at the fire blazing in the fireplace.
“Oh, and Edward?” he asked stepping back into the room. I looked back up at him, away from the dancing flames.
“Invite Bella to dine with us tomorrow night, so that we may get to know her a little better.” He said to me as I nodded once.
I looked back to the fireplace again, hearing a tiny little crackle every few seconds. Could that honestly have just happened? The only thing that I knew for sure was that I was engaged. I was getting married. And I was in love.
- Surprises All 'Round
- The Newton's Ball
- I Love You
- There is a First for Everything
- The Proposal
- Sink In
- Mason And Swan Engaged
- Happy 17th
- A Long Day
- Bella's Feelings
- Edward's Feelings
- Wedding Bells
- New Life
- Dinner Party
- For Better Or For Worse
- In Sickness and In Health
- The Angel
- A Choice
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