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Vengeance, Sweet Vengeance

Summary:
A lone, dark figure stands on a balcony, watching the final moments of the setting sun. It was unacceptable. She made me look weak. Like nothing. I am not nothing. I will never be nothing. That creature was going to pay for making me look like a fool. No one had ever done that to me before. And no one ever would again. Especially not her. I could taste vengeance in the air, and it was sweet. Bella and Edward have lived a blissful life with their family following their encounter with the Volturi one year ago... until sweet vengeance comes to threaten their happily ever after once again. banner by Oh_ Mike How will I go on rated teen for violence and sexual references.CHAPTER 12 is now up!!!CHAPTER 13 has been submitted and is awaiting validation!!!CHAPTERS 14-24 are ready to go!!!


Notes:
This is a plot that's been brewing in my head for about a year. I was just writing the other day, and it reared its ugly head again, demanding to be written. Song that influenced this: Showbiz by none other than... Muse. lol. Go figure. =D


2. Chapter 2- Home

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BPOV

I zipped up the final suitcase as I watched the sun rise over the ocean through the glass wall in the white room. The action had a slight familiarity to it. I looked down and placed my hand on my flat, empty lower stomach. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, remembering. It should be against the laws of nature for a place to contain both the best and worst memories of your life. The day I had discovered my little nudger had been filled with both anguish and joy. I struggled to remember only that joy.

16 short hours and I’d see my baby again.

I felt Edward’s arms wrapping around me from behind. He placed a tender kiss on my cheek.

“One year ago today,” I whispered, clutching the fabric covering my stomach.

Edward’s hand came down to cover mine over my stomach. “I was just thinking about that.” I heard guilt in his voice. I turned around in his arms to see the regret in his face. I put a hand on his cheek.

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

He looked deep into my eyes for a second, then buried his face into my hair.

“I’m so sorry, Bella,” he said softly.

“For what?” I twined my arms around his neck.

“For how I treated your… situation… one year ago today. How I acted. How I was willing to… to… Oh, Bella, if I would’ve known what a blessing Nessie was going to be in our lives—“

“Shh.” I ran a hand through his hair. My turn to be the comforter. “You were afraid. Terrified. You didn’t want to lose me. I understand that.”

His shoulders shook with the shaky breath he took. I kissed his cheek and held him. The shaky breaths soon became dry sobs. “Shh.” I continued to stroke his hair. “Shh.”

“I’m so sorry, Bella.”

“Shh.” I squeezed him tighter, then pulled away to look at him. His eyes looked like they should be holding tears. “Let’s go home.” I smiled. “Our little monster has probably reached the family’s limits.”

Edward laughed and kissed me passionately but briefly.

16 Long Hours Later

“Mommy!”

I laughed as Renesmee ran into my arms.

We had just reached the doors leading outside the airport, where a vampire friendly cloudy day awaited us. As we had descended the escalator, it had taken all my willpower and Edward’s restraining grasp to not run to my daughter at vampire speed.

I rocked her back and forth and kissed her rosy cheeks. Edward came up and took us both into his arms, kissing the top of Nessie’s head. I was so easy to forget that the rest of the family was there. I was in my heaven. Every member of my own little family was combined into one mass of love and the joy of reunion. The rest of our family waited a short distance away, letting us have our moment with our daughter.

I looked down at her, brushing the curls out of her sweet face. Edward was right in his prediction. She hadn’t aged much, only a few months. A few months, I could handle.

Impatience got the best of Alice. She came bounding up to me and embraced me right as Edward whipped Nessie out of my arms before she could become a Nessie sandwhich.

“Welcome home!” she trilled.

That opened the gate up for the rest of the family to welcome us.

Esme hugged me. “I hope you guys had a good time.”

“Yeah,” Emmett snorted. “Good time doing what? Watching CNN?”

I glared at him, holding back a growl.

“Emmett, not in public!” Esme scolded.

“Besides,” said Edward, smirking. “I believe the bet is still in place.”

Emmett frowned and huffed.

I took Renesmee back into my arms and stared into her chocolate eyes. “Yes, we did. But now I’m ready to go home.”