Friday, August 25, 2017 | By: Drotuno

Six - Chapter 29 - Epilogue

Chapter 29 – Epilogue
Unknown Island off Florida Keys
Bella’s window slipped closed, leaving the cheers and noise of the reception behind us. I shook my head, taking a long, slow gaze around me. Her soft laugh met my ears, and I turned to face her.
You wanted a deserted island,” she pointed out with a teasing lilt to her tone. She glanced around. “Although, technically…this isn’t deserted. It’s a private rental.”
Grinning, I shook my head again. “I did. Did Dad help you with this?”
She laughed, walking to me to cup my face. “Let’s just say I had all sorts of help.”
Her mind had been an amazing place to be all damn day. Our wedding day. She was nerves and love, hope and awe. All day she’d been reminiscing about her life, her past, how she’d gotten to this point. More than one time her father had crossed her mind, giving her the hope that he was seeing her marry, seeing her so very happy. From the loss of him, to her mother’s downward spiral, to living on the streets – zooming forward to this moment, I’d viewed Bella’s life through her eyes as she dressed, walked down the aisle, and recited her vows to me. I’d watched my pretty girl fall in love with me all over again.

Six - Chapter 28

Chapter 28

Salem, Massachusetts
A black cat streaked ahead of us, and Bella chuckled. “Fitting, Rose.”
Grinning, I shook my head. “You look like the cat from Hocus Pocus.”
Rosalie’s amused mind met my own, but she hopped up on the low, brick wall running down the sidewalk. Are you sure this is where we need to be, Edward? she thought to me, her sharp, yellow eyes on me.
“Yeah, Benjamin said it was this cemetery,” I sighed, grimacing at that fact. He had been monitoring the activity in this area for some time now.
I gave our surroundings a slow gaze, trying to find a safe spot for Bella to open a window for my dad, Eleazar, and Benjamin to join us. It was nearly nightfall, and the cemetery’s wall had dark corners, especially near the far back.
“Yeah, that’ll work,” Bella murmured, giving me a small smile for the help.