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Sing With Heart

Summary:
I got this idea after listening to "You Raise Me Up" about seventy times. The song was insparational, so I figured that Bella and Edward should have a little moment with the song. Enjoy!


Notes:


1. Chapter 1

Rating 5/5   Word Count 1880   Review this Chapter

“Why are you making me do this?” I asked, sitting in the back of Emmett’s large jeep.

Alice had the “great” idea to go out to dinner while Edward and Carlisle were out spending “father-son bonding time” before the wedding. I sat in the car fiddling with the sleeve of my small light blue dress and moving around the not-so-comfy heels with my feet. It had been a rough few weeks with the wedding planning and I definitely didn’t need a night of “pre-wedding fun!”

“You and Edward are getting married in less than a month,” said Alice, “I think you deserve to have a good night out on the town.”

“Hey,” said Emmett, “and Edward’s out with Carlisle preparing for the wedding, Jazz and I had to do it too, so this is perfect bonding time.”

“I’ll have eternity to bond with you, Emmett,” I rolled my eyes, “so why tonight?”

“Bella,” Jasper said, exasperated, “enjoy the moment. You are driving me mad.” I felt a wave of happiness and calm and decided to keep my mouth shut.

We arrived at the restaurant and Esme and Rosalie got out of the red convertible and walked in with us. The restaurant was a light red color and had vines around the ceiling and walls. The booths and seated tables were all black and white. The kitchen pizza oven was visible by the bar of the restaurant that had a “laid-brick” look. There weren’t very many people here, which surprised me based on the restaurants popularity.

The host who seated us had a sad excuse of a mustache and long brown hair down to his neck. He was tall and thin, and was obviously checking out Rosalie’s “lower half” of her body as he seated us.

The table was a large, black, circular booth that faced the outer wall of the restaurant. We all filed into the booth and looked at the menus. To say the least, the restaurant was not the usual “family meals and low prices” type of place.

The waiter who seated us came to take our orders a few minutes later, smiling and looking, again, at Rosalie.

“Welcome to La Vigne de Raisin, how are you this evening?” Mumbles of “alright”, “fine, thanks”, and “whatever” where said around the table. “Well then,” he said, “may I take your order? How about you, miss?” he winked at Rosalie.

Emmett was quick to react, however.

“Yeah,” he cleared his throat, “I think my wife would like a salad, isn’t that right, dear?”

“Actually darling,” she said in the most innocent voice, “I think just a glass of Pinot would be nice.” The waiter looked like he’d been punched in the face. It took him a minute to recover, but he did eventually.

“Oh, um, well…ID please,” he squeaked. Rosalie handed him a small card out of her purse. He inspected it and handed it back to her. “Thank you…ah…ma’am. Well, how about everyone else?”

“I think that you could just bring us the bottle of Pinot would be fine, if that’s alright,” Esme said, “I think Bella will have something, Bella?”

“Oh, well, no I’m really alright.” I stuttered, embarrassed I was the only one at the table who could eat.

“A glass of iced-tea, a Caesar Salad, and the Fish Medley would do, thank you.” Alice said.

“Oh…thank you miss.” He said as he grabbed our menus and turned on his heel to ran off. As soon as he was gone, the table burst into a barrage of laughter.

“I got him good, eh?” Emmett elbowed me.

“He was so freaked out, it was hilarious!” Jasper smiled. The laughter died down a bit and then we all sat, silent.

“You didn’t need to do that,” I whispered to Alice.

“Bella, please,” she snapped, “you need nutrients and food. Forget about the cost,

or anything else, now have a good time.”

“But-” Rosalie cut me off.

“Bella, the food is supposed to be very good, now enjoy tonight and be happy you can eat right now.”

“Sorry,” I muttered.

The waiter brought the bottle of wine, that was left untouched, and my food quickly after that. I ate uncomfortably, considering I was being watched by vampires who could easily have me as their dinner the whole time. After I was done, there was a voice coming from a small stage by the bar. We all turned to see what was going on.

“Alright folks,” he smiled brightly, “tonight is our monthly Karaoke Night, here at La Vigne de Raisin, so we are going to get some people up here to give us their vocal talents. Who will be first?”

I realized this was the reason for the lack of people here tonight. No one wanted to have a lamb chop and Champaign listening to people with no talent singing lyrics to Hilary Duff. Unfortunately, I had a bad feeling I would be one of those people.

Alice got up immediately and walked over to the small stage. She said something to the man. He smiled and nodded his head. She came back to our table looking triumphant.

“Now I heard there is a soon-to-be-married young lady here,” he said, “how about we get her up here so she can sing something for her fiancée!” Some people clapped over by the bar and around us.

I looked at Alice and narrowed my eyes, “You knew, didn’t you?!” I snipped.

“Yes, now go on, they’re clapping for you Bella,” she smiled almost evilly.

I was shoved out of the booth and slowly made my way up to the stage. The man handed me the microphone. I took it and thought of the only song I could, the song that meant something to me as a kid…I was a fan of “Titanic.”

The music played and I sang as best I could.

Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you that is how I know you go on.

Far across the distance and spaces between us you have come to show you go on.

Near, Far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on.

Once more, you opened the door and you're here in my heart, and my heart will go on and on.

Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime and never let go till we're gone.

Love was when I loved you, one true time to hold on to in my life we'll always go on. \

Near, far, wherever you are, I believe that the heart does go on.

Once more, you opened the door and you're here in my heart, and my heart will go on and on.

You're here, there's nothing I fear and I know that my heart will go on. We'll stay, fore ver this way. You are safe in my heart and my heart will go on and on.

People actually clapped after I finished and I quickly went back to my seat. The five of them were smiling and clapping together.

“Bella,” said Jasper, “I must say that was very well done.”

“Lovely Bella, lovely,” said Esme.

Alice, of course, squealed, “Oh Bella, I knew you were going to be great, that was so amazing!”

“We could all form a band and Bella could be the lead singer!” said Emmett.

“Not bad Bella, not bad at all.” Rosalie smiled.

“Thank you,” I said.

I could feel my face heat up and I tried to not embarrass myself anymore than usual by looking down at my empty plate.

“Well that was a beautiful performance,” said the man on the stage, I turned around and faced the wall, “oh, look; we have a young man willing to give it a go!”

Everyone else was focused on the guy up on the stage ready to embarrass himself; I stayed looking at my plate facing forward at the wall.

“This goes out to my love who I will cherish forever.” He said. I was too embarrassed to think about where I had heard that voice before.

The music stared and a beautiful voice stared singing.

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary; when troubles come and my heart burdened be; then, I am still and wait here in the silence, until you come and sit awhile with me.

I recognized that voice. I knew that voice. I spun around in my chair to see Edward on the stage with his hand on his chest looking directly at me. His golden eyes looked into my brown ones and he smiled slightly, still singing beautifully. I felt tears spring to my eyes and I smiled back, entranced by his singing.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; you raise me up.....To more than I can be.


You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; you raise me up.....To more than I can be.


There is no life - no life without its hunger; each restless heart beats so imperfectly; but when you come and I am filled with wonder, sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.


You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; you raise me up.....To more than I can be.


You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; you raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; you raise me up…..To more than I can be.


You raise me up.....To more than I can be.

I had goose bumps and a flood of tears coming out of my eyes when Edward was finished. He smiled crookedly and spoke into the microphone.

“Isabella Swan” he said quietly, “come up here.”

I gulped and, once again, made my way up to the stage. I hugged him tightly and he put an arm around my shoulders.

“Ladies and Gentlemen,” he said, “this is the person who raises me up, my fiancée, Bella Swan.”

I kissed him on the lips and heard “awww’s” from the crowd. I looked up at him through wet eyes.

“A night on the town, like Alice promised,” he whispered.

“I love you,” I said.

“I love you too.”

We kissed again and I wanted this moment to last for eternity. Who knows, maybe it will?

If we sing together, then we can make the smallest things the most important things in life. And if we sing with heart, than we can make the most important things in life last forever.

I learned that tonight, and my Edward taught me how.

Sing with heart, you’ll see the things that mean the most to you…