Final Planning and Goodbyes
"Bella, we need to make plans." Edward said as we headed up the stairs to get the babies ready for bed.
"I know Edward, as soon as we get them to bed we will sit down and discuss it ok?" I asked.
He just smiled and nodded before kissing Nessie good night, then kissing me.
After I kissed Anthony good night, Edward took him in to get him ready for bed as I took Nessie into her room.
I put the clean diaper on Nessie and played tummy raspberries, making her laugh and squirm, before getting her in her pink elephant jammies.
I then took her over to the rocking chair and handed her her pink lion that plays her lullaby.
Ten minutes later her thumb was in her mouth and she was out for the night.
I gently picked her up and laid her in her bed before kissing her head as she snuggled her lion closer.
I closed the door until it was open enough to have us hear her cry, but cut out alot of the light, before heading down the hall to Anthony's room.
I got to the door just as Edward was coming out.
"She's asleep too?" he asked before hugging me.
I just nodded into his chest.
After a minute I felt his chest vibrate as he spoke.
"Let's go make the final plans." he said.
We sat down at the dining room table facing each other.
"Ok, I know we discussed earlier that you're not ready to move too far away from here and I understand that." Edward started the conversation.
"Yeah, that's why we decided on Seattle, that way we are far enough away from anyone who doesn't know our secret, so we won't get caught. But we are also close enough to our family and friends who do know." I agreed.
Edward just nodded before continuing.
"So for our cover-up story we are telling people I have gotten accepted to New York University to further my interest in becoming a doctor and you and the kids are coming with me. That way no one will think to contact us unless it's through email or phone calls." Edward explained.
We both knew it wasn't a total lie though.
Edward HAD been accepted to New York University to get his doctor's degree, but he would be taking all the classes online in Seattle.
"And as far as shopping goes, we both will only need blood to survive, and I know for a fact the grocery store will deliver the food we will need for the children so other than that we won't need to go into town. And we will use an alias name, just in case, so no one knows we are so close to Forks." Edward confirmed.
We had found a perfect place too. Just on the outskirts of Seattle where there weren't many houses or people, so we could hunt as we pleased.
"You made the deposit on the house as well?" I asked.
"Yeah, it's ready for move in, since we are moving next month." Edward confirmed.
"Well, looks like we have it all planned out." I said, slightly sad.
"Bella? You ok?" he asked taking my hand.
"Yeah, it's just gonna be hard to move, Forks has been my home for the past couple years. And it's gonna be hard saying goodbye to mom. At least dad knows so he can visit if he wants, but mom, Phil and Josh don't know." I said, feeling tears come to my eyes.
"I know it's hard baby, but I will help you work through it, I promise ok?" he asked coming over and kneeling next to me.
I nodded as we put our foreheads together.
He kissed me before speaking again.
"I love you Bella, and we will be together forever. I promise." he whispered.
"I love you too Edward, and I can't wait to continue our bliss for the rest of our unnatural lives." I said, smiling at my own joke.
Edward chuckled as well.
Suddenly we heard Anthony fuss in the baby monitor.
"He's probably hungry." I said as we got up to attend to our littlest one.
The next morning we went over to Carlisle's house to explain our final plans.
Alice and Rosalie kept the kids busy and taken care of while we discussed things in Carlisle's office.
"Well, sounds like you have it all planned out." Carlisle said as he sat back in his chair.
"Yes, we do. We've done this so many times before that it's almost too easy now." Edward said.
Carlisle smiled as if there was a private joke between the two of them.
"Yes well, we will be leaving soon as well." Carlisle said suddenly.
"You're moving too?" I asked a little surprised.
"Yes, we will have worn out our time here very soon. People are starting to notice that we are not aging again." he explained.
"Where are you moving to this time?" Edward asked.
"We decided to go live in Alaska with the Denali clan. But not until Bella has control of her new life. That way, we are close enough to help if anything goes wrong, but we are not hovering over you and your family. We can afford one more year here in Forks while you gain control but after that we need to go to Alaska." Carlisle concluded.
Edward nodded in understanding, but I could see the sadness in his eyes.
After we left Carlisle's study I stopped Edward in the hallway.
"You ok?" I asked him.
"Yeah, it's just...I've been with Carlisle and Esme for so long, it finally feels like I'm leaving the family." he explained.
"I know it's hard babe, but I will help you work through it, I promise ok?" I asked repeating his words from last night.
He nodded as we embraced each other.
I kissed him before speaking again.
"I love you Edward, and we will be a family forever. I promise." I whispered.
"I love you too Bella, and I can't wait to be a family together for the rest of our unnatural lives." He said, making us both smile at our joke from the night before.
Edward put the last box in the UHaul as I strapped the kids into the car-seats.
The Cullens, Blacks, and my dad and Sue were all here to say goodbye.
I shut the car door and turned to see Jacob and Leah right behind me.
I embraced Jacob with tears in my eyes.
"It's not goodbye forever Bella, just for a while." he reminded me.
I nodded as we pulled away.
"I know Jake, but this is still hard." I told him.
I then turned and gave Leah and Harry a hug.
"Take care of him, he's the brother I never had." I asked her.
"We will Bella, don't worry." She said hugging me a little tighter before letting go.
Next was Emmett.
He hugged me, picked me up and spun me around, both of us laughing the whole time.
"Take care of 'em lil sis." he said kissing my cheek.
"I will Emmett, we'll see you soon." I said turning to his wife.
"Thank you Rose, for everything." I said as we embraced.
"My pleasure." she replied.
As I hugged Jasper I felt a calming sensation come over me.
"Thank you." I whispered in his ear.
He just chuckled and whispered "My pleasure."
Alice looked extremely sad as I hugged her.
"Alice, what's wrong?" I asked her.
"Who am I going to decorate and shop with now?" she asked.
I chuckled at her, "You can come help decorate as soon as we're settled in." I promised her.
That made her eyes light up fast.
Then was Carlisle and Esme.
I hugged them both at the same time.
"I just hope that many years from now, Edward and I are as happy and good parents as you two." I said with a tear in my eye.
"Just keep doing what you are now, and you will." Esme said rubbing my arm.
"I could not be more proud of you and Edward then I am now." Carlisle said smiling at me.
Finally was Sue and dad.
"Be safe, and call us when you get there ok?" Sue requested as we hugged.
"I will, I promise." I told her as we broke our hug.
I turned to my dad to see we both had tears in our eyes.
We embraced and just hugged for a few minutes.
"I'm really gonna miss you dad." I whispered in his ear.
"I'm gonna miss you too Bells. Take care of your family and be safe. For ever I guess." he said.
"I will dad, I promise." I told him.
After a few more minutes I felt a cold hand on my back.
"We need to leave now if we want to make it to Seattle before dark." he told me.
I nodded as I wiped the tears from my eyes and headed to the car.
I double checked to make sure Nessie and Anthony were secure and ready for the trip before getting in next to Edward.
We all waved goodbye until we couldn't see the other anymore.
I then took Edward's hand and he brought it up to kiss my own.
We were on our way to our forever, together.