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Emmett Cullen was changed in 1935 by the Cullens. But there was another, Isabella, who was also changed....but by another. Caught walking alone near the woods weeks after her brother's death, her life is changed for the rest of eternity.[AU]

I know, I should probably finish everything else, but there's a fire under my tush, and it doesn't go out, not to mention the copious amount of ants in my pants :) So sue me. The plus side of the fire? My bottom is never cold....

15. After and Always

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Edward POV

“So,” Emmett boomed, “you’ve met my family, little sister. When do I get to meet the rest of yours?”

Bella smiled. “Anytime after school? This weekend? When is it a good time for you to come over?”

“Anytime. Do your parents prefer a special time?” he asked Theo.

Theo shook his head. “How about they come over here for the first time so as to meet Carlisle and Esme. That way, less people are going in one direction.”

Carlisle nodded. “That would be fine.”

“Good, then it’s settled.” Theo looked at his watch. “It’s best we go now; tell Renee and Charlie about everything.” Carlisle nodded once more and Theo turned to Raven and Bella. “Come on.”

Bella nodded and turned towards us, a smile lighting up her face. “Thank you so much for your hospitality. We really appreciate it.”

Emmett chuckled. “Same old Bella.”

“Nonsense Bella, you’re all welcome here any time.” Esme said warmly.

“Of course! Don’t you dare be a stranger or I might come drag you back here.” Emmett smiled and pulled Bella into a hug. “Come over any time you want, little sister. I’m here for you now.”

Bella returned his smile and have him one last squeeze, then let go. She walked to the door, took Theo’s hand, and waved before walking out into the night. I sighed. I was sad to see her go. At least I would see her at school tomorrow, and the more I saw of her the better.

Emmett POV

The shock had almost worn off at the fact that my sister was actually alive and now here with me once more. Of course I wanted her to move in with us, but I wouldn’t want to have to make her choose between the Swans and me, it would be unfair. She would make the choice on her own if the time ever came. At the moment, I was content to have Bella near me and in Forks.

I turned from the front door when I heard the car drive off to face my family. I smiled happily at them and walked to the couch, taking a seat where Bella had previously occupied. Thoughts filled my head on how odd it was that Bella and I were siblings yet had different parents as vampires, different families.

“Does this mean your occasional melancholy moods are over now?” Jasper asked me.

I smiled wider. “I think so.”

“Thank Bella then!” Alice giggled. She then turned to Rosalie. “Did you get jealous when Emmett and Bella first reunited and she was hanging all over him?”

Rosalie took a moment to think and then shook her head. “No, I remembered Emmett telling me, a little after his change, that the only special girl in his human life was his little sister. So my first guess was that she wasn’t an old girlfriend of anything of the sort.”

Jasper smiled. “When they hugged and caught sight of one another, there was no lust, only love. I didn’t think it was an old lover either, since the love between them was the love shared from a brother to his sister.”

Alice giggled. “How very Anne Boleyn of you.”

Carlisle and Esme smiled fondly at their children. “Emmett,” Carlisle spoke, “your bond with Bella is very strong, even after all these years.”

“Well of course,” Emmett took a quick pause, “she’s my little sister in every way. I will always love her, no matter what. Don’t get me wrong, I do love Alice as if she were my kin, but I grew up with Bella. I was there since her birth. I made a vow with my brothers to protect her always, and now that she’s here and I’m the only one left to fulfill it, I will.”