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My Dream Is You

Summary:
Bella is about to jump off the cliff, but someone stops her... someone she thought had forgotten her a long time ago. “Bella,” growled a voice. It wasn't the voice in my head, not at all. My head whipped around. I was startled to see that someone had been watching me.


Notes:
Okay, so I deleted my other story. I'll put it back up later. I have to figure it out. I'm pretty sure I know where I'm going with this one though, so here ya are.


10. Dazzling

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“Alice, I feel sick.” My stomach churned. I held my breath.

It was the day of my wedding, mere minutes before I was to say I do, and I was close to hiking up my dress and sprinting right out of there. It would be hard to do without being seen, of course. I secretly thought that Alice did that on purpose. She made it so there was no way for me to escape at all. She's crafty like that.

There were three tents in the Cullen's massive front yard. There was a bride tent, a groom tent, and a reception tent. The actual ceremony was going to be out in the big open space between all of the structures.

“Relax,” she said, fussing with a stray curl that had fallen into my face. After all the styling products she used, I was surprised that a little bit was even able to escape.

“Breathe,” she commanded. “ I will bring Jasper in here to calm you down.” She made it sound so threatening; I wanted nothing less than to have her call Jasper in.

From then on I did whatever she told me to do, it made the time pass faster. I just wanted to be done with the wedding. That way, Edward and I would be united forever. I wouldn't have to worry about how out of balance we were. I had a legitimate hold on him, and that made me feel much more comfortable.

Charlie ducked into the tent just as I started to calm down a little bit. He looked ridiculously uncomfortable in his tux. I stifled a smile. I'd just convinced him to walk me down the aisle, and I certainly didn't want to make him change his mind this late in the game.

The music started, floating in through the doorway. I held my breath.

“I have to go. Breathe in, breathe out,” said Alice quickly. She kissed me on the cheek and hurried out of the tent. She was my maid of honor, and I assumed that she had to start her trek down the aisle. I was hopelessly confused about the wedding process. I just hoped that Charlie knew where to lead me.

“Ready?” asked Charlie gruffly. Everyone had cleared the tent, leaving the both of us to shuffle around awkwardly.

“Yes,” I sighed. He held out his arm.

It worked out well, the whole bridesmaid's situation. Alice went with Jasper, Edward's best man. Rosalie went with Emmett. Esme and Carlisle told us that they wouldn't be a part of the wedding, just like my parents wouldn't be involved.

When I set foot in the isle, my eyes swept from my feet to Edward. He was standing at the end, his smile bigger than I'd ever seen before. It was only the second time I'd seen him dressed up. He looked so dashing. I knew he looked much better than I did, that was for sure.

I stumbled once or twice, but I ended up making it to Edward without falling on my face. He took my hand in his just as I got close enough. My heart fluttered in my chest. I was going to be with Edward for as long as I lived. It was beyond my wildest dreams.

It seemed like seconds after I walked down the isle, I was saying I do. I didn't take my eyes from his the entire time we recited our vows. I had no idea who was out watching us. There could have been one person out there, I wouldn't have noticed at all.

“And do you, Edward Cullen, take Bella to be your wife?” asked the minister.

“I do,” he whispered. I heard his voice crack the tiniest bit.

“You may now kiss the bride.”

Edward held me in his arms and dipped me, kissing me playfully. It was quite different than the kiss I'd been expecting. For all that Edward claimed to be old-fashioned, that kiss certainly didn't show it.

“Ow, ow!” exclaimed Emmett. I laughed into the kiss.

As Edward lifted me up, I scanned the crowd. My family was there, that was obvious. I saw Angela and Ben sitting towards the front. Mike was sitting next to them, dateless. He looked a little put out, like he thought he still had a chance with me. I giggled. He had followed me all the way to the altar and still thought that I'd miraculously fall in love with him. They were the only ones from school we invited. I figured that they all liked me well enough to come. They were probably the only people that liked me enough to come.

When I looked behind them, my heart stopped. Jake, Embry, Quil, and Sam were all sitting there. Embry and Quil were at least trying to look happy. Jacob and Sam were scowling. I waved at them, smiling sweetly. I knew they both hated, no despised the idea of me marrying a vampire, but I was glad they at least showed up.

During the reception, which Alice had planned to the very second, I found it hard to even take my eyes off of Edward. He caught me staring at him during one of the many dances.

“Do I have something on my face?” asked Edward, grinning broadly. “You certainly smeared enough cake all over my face, I wouldn't be surprised.”

“No, no,” I laughed. “You're just dazzling me.”

“Still?” he asked.

“Of course!” I exclaimed. “How could you even doubt that?”

“Low self-esteem?” he suggested, hiding a smile.

“Oh, yes. That must be it.” I rolled my eyes.

“So... your friends showed up,” he said, glancing over my head. I looked behind me and saw the La Push boys sitting at a table. Sam, Embry and Quil were all talking to each other. Jacob was glaring daggers at Edward and me.

“They sure did,” I hummed.

The song drifted to an end, and Edward pulled away from me. “Go talk to him,” he sighed. “But I'll be right there. He's not getting alone time.”

“Fine.” I walked straight up to Jake and crossed my arms. I didn't even trip on the way there, an impressive thing to do in heels.

“Jacob, we have to talk.”

He stood up and gestured to the doorway of the tent sarcastically. “After you, Mrs. Cullen,” he snarled. I grabbed his sleeve and dragged him out of there. He was making my furious.

Once we were far enough away from the tent that we wouldn't be overheard, I turned to face him. “Jacob Black, you are being stupid and childish and idiotic and... and if you were planning on ruining my wedding you should never have come at all!”

“You were the one who invited us. You should have expected our foul mood. Nobody wants to be that close to a bloodsucker,” he growled.

“You knew they were going to be here! If your stupid grudges ruin this, I will never, ever forgive you!

I love you both, and I hate to see you unhappy. Just deal with it!” I yelled.

Edward was beside me seconds later. I felt him slide his arm around my waist. “I think you should leave,” he said coolly.

Jacob shuddered. “Congratulations, I'm so happy for the both of you,” he said, anger ringing in his every word. The rest of the werewolves exited the tent. They marched past Edward and me. They started running when they approached the trees. They all left without a word.