To Be Whole
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. Bella and Edward become whole. *Written before Breaking Dawn arrived. please, review!
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We walked into the Cullen house to find Alice, Jasper, Esme, Carlisle, Emmett, and Rosalie casually sitting around the front area, waiting.
“Bella,” sang Alice, as she sprang over to me. “How did everything turn out to you? Did I go completely overboard? Are you happy?”
I looked at Alice with a slightly bemused expression on my face. She looked so happy to be there and celebrating what was certainly one of the more momentous occasions in my life.
“Everything was amazing Alice,” I beamed at her. And I wasn’t lying. As much as I despised having to get married, she actually did make everything far more pleasurable than I thought it would originally be. “And yes, of course you went completely overboard, and I can’t thank you enough. For once.”
Alice laughed, and it sounded like bells. Rosalie sidled over to Alice’s side, and she handed me a small box, unwrapped, with a little gold bow on the top.
“I didn’t think you would want wrapping paper on it; we don’t want anything like…before,” she finished, smiling slightly.
I laughed uneasily, thinking back to my last birthday when I almost signed my death certificate by slicing my finger on the wrapping paper of one of my birthday gifts in the Cullen home.
“Thanks, Rosalie,” I smiled.
“Welcome to the family, Bella,” Carlisle smiled at me as he gave me a hug.
“We’re so glad you’re finally a Cullen,” Esme beamed at me. I couldn’t help smiling back. I was happy to be a Cullen. I stepped back and looked around at all of them, all five of the Cullen clan.
“Me too,” I assured her. “But can I please get out this dress and shower. It’s getting hard for me to breathe.” And it was, it came with a full bodice and corset.
“Oh, Bella! I forgot, your clothes are upstairs in Edward’s room,” Alice said to me.
She came forward and gave me hug. As did Emmett, Esme, Carlisle, Rosalie and Jasper. I hugged them all in return, a bit confused.
“We probably won’t be here when you get out of the shower, so I figure we should say goodbye now,” explained Alice.
“Where are you going?” I demanded, a bit confused.
“We,” Alice said, indicating to her, and everyone else except for me and Edward, “are going to visit Tanya in Denali for a weekend.”
“Oh.” I said. It was a lame response, but I couldn’t think of anything else to say. “Have fun,” I added.
“Don’t worry so much, Bella,” Carlisle added, smiling at me. “We’ll be fine.”
“Okay,” I said slowly, looking at Edward for the first time since we entered the house.
His eyes were on me already, and my breath caught in my throat as I stared into his eyes, which were a rich golden butterscotch. His expression was one that I knew, but couldn’t place at the moment, and it made me a little uncomfortable. I frowned, and he put his arm around my waist and held me to his cold side.
“Everything is going to be fine, Bella,” he said, mistaking my frown for worry about the rest of the Cullens leaving for Alaska.
“Okay,” I said simply. As I peeled my eyes away from Edward’s face, I noticed the entire family had donned backpacks.
“Well, we’re off,” smiled Carlisle, as he put his backpack on. The rest of the family followed. “Have fun you two,” he added, sounding a lot like Charlie.
I smiled as they walked out the door and into the night.
I eyed the gift still in my hand and looked at Edward, questioningly.
“Open it,” he said, bemused.
I slid off the bow and opened the box. Inside there was a long, thin golden chain, and a locket. It was small, and intricately made, with two roses intertwined with one thorn in the middle. The middle of each rose had a small gemstone in it, one a topaz and one a sapphire. I gasped as I opened the locket and found a picture of the beautiful family that I was now a part of on one side, and a picture of me and Edward on the other. It had been taken tonight. I thought back to the wedding frowning; I hadn’t noticed anyone taking any pictures, specially any of the Cullens. They were so sneaky.
“Do you like it,” Edward whispered, confused by the frown on my face.