Lying in the grass surrounded by flowers made me feel at peace with the world. It felt like everything that happened over the last eight months was a distant memory or even a dream.So much had happened in my life over the past couple of days but I had never felt stronger. Everything with the Volturi, Charlie, Jacob and the werewolves was in the past.All that mattered was that I was now where I belonged. My new life had begun. I was to be eighteen forever with the love of my life at my side.Our hands were entwined as we lay in the spot we had first our declared for one another. As we had been running Edward had stopped and to my surprise,wrapped my arms around his neck and had start running with me on his back. Just like the old times. I refused to associate the meadow with the place I had nearly been killed by Laurentor the place I had first seen the wolves. The meadow was mine and Edward's place and when we were there, it felt alive.The flowers had all blossomed and the sun was shining through the trees, making our skin glisten in the sun. I opened my eyes and turned my head an inch to look at Edward.His eyes were closed but he had his crooked smile on his face. Using my vampire speed I leaned over and kissed his cheek before returning to my previous position.I heard Edward's musical chuckle then I felt his lips on mine. I kissed him back, deepening the kiss as I did. He wrapped his arms around me and rolled us over so I was lying on top of him.He pulled away and moved a stray hair from my forehead and tucked it back behind my ear. He moved his lips up to my ear and kissed if softly.I pulled his lips back down to mine and we shared a passionate kiss. I pulled away this time and gazed into his eyes.
'What are you thinking love?'
I raised my eyebrows at him and smirked.
'Wouldn't you like to know?'
'Yes I would. That's why I asked love'.
I giggled at his words and felt him place a kiss on my nose.
'Please tell me.'
I gazed into his eyes, pleading with me to tell him what was on my mind. I tried to resist the pout too but eventually caved in.
'I was thinking about how peaceful it was here with you. I love lying here; just you and me. I was thinking how everything seemed like a distant memory or a bad dream,or even as if it was someone else's life.'
Edward reached up and caressed my cheek.
'I hate myself for hurting you.'
I mirrored his actions and caressed my cheek.
'I forgave you because I love you.'
Edward kissed me softly before pulling away.
'How did I ever deserve someone as amazing as you?'
'You're amazing yourself.'
I kissed Edward this time and pulled away. He started stroking my hair.
'I love you.'
'Yeah I have that effect on people.'
Edward just stared at me in shock. I burst out laughing at his facial expression. I quickly jumped off him and stood up, still laughing. Edward sat up, still with a look of shock on his face.
'Would you like to change your answer there Bella?'
I paused for a second, pretending to think, then shook my head. Edward growled at me playfully. I started giggling but turned and started to run.I heard Edward jump up and start to run after me. I knew this would be a race against my newborn strength and Edward's speed.I kept running for as long as I could until I felt a pair of arms wrap around me and both of us fell to the ground. Edward manoeuvred us so he was on top of me.He placed his arms either side of me to support his weight. He leaned in closer and nuzzled my neck.
'Well you do have that affect on men my love.'
I laughed at his words and ran my hands through his hair.
'I do not!'
Edward lifted his head away from my neck and rested his forehead against mine.
'Love you definitely do cast that effect on men. I fell in love with you and I was enchanted by you the first moment I laid eyes on you.Although I am lucky enough for you to love me back, there are so many men that are infatuated with you. I can give you a list if you want.'
I rolled my eyes at Edward's words.
'Where do I start? I have an advantage as I can see how they think of you in their mind. I can obviously start with the mutt Jacob Black and Mike Newton.I can add Tyler Crowley, Eric Yorkie, the male population at Forks High School and pretty much every male that has encountered.Both of my brothers think you are 'hot'. I believe this proves I am right.'
'I think you're exaggerating my dear man.'
'Exaggerating love? Me? I think not. I am insulted by the idea!'
I started giggling and Edward joined in with his musical chuckle.
'Isabella Swan we all know you are a gorgeous, beautiful, sexy, adorable woman. The list goes on and on and I sit here talking about how amazing and loving you are forever.You attract every man in whether you want to or not'.
'Embarrassing much Edward?'
'Love its true. You can't deny it.'
I gave up arguing with him as I didn't want our alone time to be us arguing about how many men I attracted, plus I knew on some level he was right. I was nothing special.I had always been a plain Jane looking girl. Now I was a vampire I was more beautiful but nothing like the other Cullen women. I laid back down in the grass and Edward copied my actions.He pulled me close to his and I laid across his chest, closing my eyes. I felt so peaceful; just like I had when we first arrived at the meadow.I was jerked out of my day-dream about Edward by Edward twitching. I frowned but tried to ignore it. He did it a few more times so I sat up and looked down on him.
'Edward love, are you ok?'
Edward looked at me with so much love in his eyes.
'I am perfect.'
I smiled, once again thankful I was a vampire and I couldn't blush. Edward jumped to his feet, catching me off guard. He held out his hand and I hesitantly took it,wandering what was going through his mind. Once I was standing with Edward standing in front of me, he kissed my forehead.I opened my mouth to question his actions when he started to lower his body back to the ground. I gasped when I saw the man I loved get down on one knee.
'Love you are my world and my forever. You are the only woman I could and will ever love. You make me the happiest man in the universeand I will spend the most of our existence trying to make you feel the same way. Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment of forever.Will you do me the extraordinary honour of marrying me and becoming my wife?'
I just stared at him. I wanted to cry. This was the most romantic thing I had ever seen in my life, completely beating Romeo and Juliet or Cathy and Heathcliff.This was Edward and my love story. The biggest smile broke out on my face and I started nodded frantically.
'Yes...yes...yes of course I will Edward!'
His face had the world's largest grin on it. He jumped to his feet and got out a black velvet box. He opened it and got a ring out.
'This was my mother's ring. Carlisle retrieved it for me after my change. I've wanted to see it on your finger for so long. I hope you like it.'
He slid it onto my finger and I smiled down at it. It was a simple ring but extremely beautiful. It was perfect.
'It's perfect Edward. I love it. I love you.'
'I love you too.'
Edward wrapped his arms around me and lifted me off the ground, spinning me round and round in the meadow. Our laughter rang out in the open space; both of us bursting with joy.Edward purposely fell so I landed on top of him. He captured my lips with his and I kissed him back, full of love for my fiancé. Several moments later I jumped up and smiled at him.Edward sat up and smiled back.
'I guess we better had back. Alice is probably going insane.'
'That she is.'
Edward stood up and picked me up bridal style. He leaned down and whispered in my ear.
'Better start practicing soon-to-be Mrs Cullen.'
I smiled at my future name and wrapped my arms around Edward's neck as he started to run. Life was perfect now. I had my Edward forever and had a family.I had closure from my parents, Jacob and the werewolves. I couldn't help but feel like I had forgotten something. We were barely a mile away from the Cullen's house in the forestwhen this was shown to be true. Edward put me down and pushed me behind him, taking up a protective stance. He probably had forgotten I was a vampire or was just being his protective self.I decided to go with the latter. I held onto Edward's arm just to steady myself. I felt sick, despite being a vampire. I didn't know the outcome of the fight I could see coming.I watched as the vampire opened their mouth.
'Mate for mate!'
A/N: Sorry to leave it there. I know I haven't updated in over 2 months but I have been trying recently but FanFiction has been down. I will be updating more regularly as I have the story planned and know what I want in each chapter.
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