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Distractions

Summary:


Edward and Bella's love will last forever. No matter what he's done. Even when there is one last secret. She'll still love him when it comes to light. Right? Image Hosted by ImageShack.us IRIS MADE THE BANNER. SHE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!


Notes:
Self-insertion. Just so you know. Edward/Bella, though. Read and review! I have eight chapters written, but I'm overscheduled and easily distracted, so you'll have to bear with me. Thanks to my beta, Katherine!


12. Forever Found

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The days speed by, and before I know it, it’s time.

The day every girl, except me, dreams of.

Well, it means I can be with him forever. So I guess it’s pretty dream-worthy.

August 10th. I’m getting married at two o’ clock. To Edward Cullen.

And then… well, we’re both looking forward to that part.

Alice is of course ecstatic. She practically bounces as she walks, sings when she talks. If vampires could get drunk, I would ask her to walk a straight line before driving.

“And your nails! Bella, HOLD STILL!”

She was going overboard. Great.

If it makes her happy, I remind myself. This one last thing. Tying up the frayed edges of my human life, getting everything all neat and pretty.

I know I’m being ridiculous, that I can’t possibly make everyone happy. But I can try.

She is in the background, quietly helping, passing this here and that there.

I wonder what she can possibly get out of this.

Closure?

I don’t know.

I wish Jake were here, but that’s selfish. I can’t expect him to do this. It would hurt him too much. I don’t want him to be hurt, not again. I wouldn’t want anyone to suffer what I did.

I know what it feels like to be alone… and it seems to me like the triumph of my true love is leaving a few loose ends too many.

But he is here, I realize as I smooth down my dress. He had wormed his way into the shadows, smiling silently, with the grin that is mine.

“Hi, Jake.”

“Bella.”

“You came?”

“Yeah. Your bloodsucker sent me the invite, but don’t be mad at him. I was pretty pissed at the time, but I wanted to come. I wanted to see you once, before… and warn you. Bells, the pack… I couldn’t talk them out of it. When the treaty is broken, they’re coming for you. They think there’s a chance, it’s the largest pack ever.”

Well, that wasn’t good. “Oh.” It hurt to realize that my friends, the people who I’d lived with and liked and loved, would try to kill me. They couldn’t understand?

“I can’t fight against my brothers, Bells. But I can’t hurt you, either. I’ll be at home, praying none of the people I love get hurt.”

“Well…”

“I’m sorry. And I’m glad I’m here.”

“So am I, Jake. I love you.”

“I love you, too.”

And I sigh, for the loss of my family in La Push, for what might have been. But I am going to have something better.

I will.

All I have to do now is walk down this flowery aisle.

It is all snowy white, draped with beautiful lace and tulle. Alice is really good at this. She should start a business.

My stupid tangential brain.

I’m getting married.

Oh my god. Right now.

I walk. The steps are slow, arduous. Charlie takes my arm halfway. This wasn’t easy for him, I know, but at least he’s here.

“I love you, Dad,” I whisper, and we both know it means “Good-bye.”

But then I see him waiting for me, and nothing else matters.

Because Edward is right here, and he loves me.

No matter what, I have that. That perfection. I love him so much.

He smiles like a sunrise. His eyes are open, awed. He is so happy.

And so am I.

The service, led by Emmett as promised, is a blur. All I hear is “I do,” “man and wife,” and “You may kiss the bride.”

Which he does. Enthusiastically.

It is the first kiss that breaks our rules. I think he may be trying to prove something to the broken-hearted ones who watch, and I should stop him… it’s cruel. But my mind isn’t interested in anything, except his lips.

Finally, we break apart- but only for a moment. We have been bound together for eternity.