posted by allisoncarleton
This is just a little extended ending for breaking dawn. I loved the cute ending where Bella removed her shield, so Edward could hear her thoughts for the first time ever. I don't want to change that, I just had this idea, and decided to write it down. I'm not a great writer, it was just an idea. Just imagine it added on the end of the book.
I finally felt at home again. After 100 years I was finally able to come back to Forks, Washington. I had been back at Forks high school for two months now, and of course it being the small town it is, we were the most exciting event in months, the Cullen family, everyone was talking about us all the moment we got here. That’s something I’ll never get over. Always being the most exciting piece of gossip every time we started again in a new place. Thank god it had started to die down a bit. Everyone here was so predictable, like no one ever left; they were all perked up and excited about the upcoming dance, so predictable. “Bored?” Edward asked me so low that no one but the people at our table could hear.
“Not yet, give it another minute,” I replied.
“I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised, it might take a little longer than that.” What was that supposed to mean? I was about to remove my shield so that I could ask him when I suddenly heard strangely familiar words.
“Who are they?” A girl asked. Of course she had to be referring to us. I looked over, a girl I didn’t know had asked the question of a girl named Jessica. I could sense irony but I couldn’t remember why. This girl must be new, how did I miss that? No wonder everyone is so buzzed must not just be the dance.
“The Cullens, they’re all adopted, they just moved up from Phoenix.” Jessica replied. Just another lie, if we were in Phoenix, we’d never be able to go outside and we’d have to live like real vampires. I know Rosalie would not be able to cope with that.
Jessica continued, “Dr and Mrs Cullen can’t have kids so they adopt, see the ridiculously beautiful blonde one? That’s Rosalie and the big burly one she’s sitting next to, is Emmet, they’re together, it’s like they adopt kids just to pair them up. –Well, she had a theory that was almost correct, hmm, theory; I remember having my own theories when I was in this exact cafeteria. Before I could continue that thought Jessica continued explaining, “The tall blonde boy is Jasper, and the short freaky black haired girl he’s sitting next to is Alice, of course they’re together as well.” She said resentfully, maybe she was jealous, ha. “Jasper and Rosalie aren’t really Cullens they’re Hales. Apparently their Mrs Cullen’s sister’s kids, she died in a car crash or something.”
“That’s horrible, that must have been really hard for them, and Mrs Cullen too” She replied sympathetically.
“Yea, well now they’re rich and are dating beautiful people they live in the same house with, I think they’ll manage, I would.”
Who’s the boy with the reddish-brown hair?” She asked curiously. That sent a wave of de ja vu through me.
“That’s Edward Cullen and the beautiful brunette he’s sitting next to is Bella, and the kid sitting next to her is Renesmee, her genius little sister. She’s so smart, she’s like eight and they pushed her up to high school because she was practically smarter than the teachers, and it was hard for her to be away from her sister after their parents died.”
“Is she Edward’s little sister as well? They look alike.” She asked. Damn, I knew that was going to be a problem, I said we should make her Edward’s little sister, they look too much alike, but they said, because of how much time I spent with her, and how much I watched her that it was obvious I worried about her all the time, and we should therefore make her related to me.
“No. Well, I hope not because that would be incest, because of course, he’s with Bella.”
I saw her face fall, I was used to that. I felt like I could really relate to this girl. Then it hit me, of course I could relate to this girl, I was that girl, once, more than a hundred years ago, I asked these questions, I got these answers and I watched this table just as she does now. Except, now I’m not that girl, I’m a different girl; I’m at the table where people stare. How my life had changed.
“Does that conversation ring any bells?” Edward whispered in my ear. I removed my shield and thought, just one, but it’s like a massive church bell that’s too loud, and won’t stop ringing. Edward laughed, and everyone at the table turned and gave him a confused look.
“It feels like a million life times ago, doesn’t it? He asked.
“Well, yes, but that’s because, for me it was another life ago.” I replied.
“Yes, I believe it was. By the way the girl’s name is Sarah, but that girl’s name being Jessica makes the irony just hysterical.” He replied, with a smile in his voice.
“Yes, Yes it does,” I laughed.
“Just keep an eye out that she doesn’t almost get hit by a van in any coming weeks,” Alice joined in, obviously in on the joke, after she said that I think everyone caught on. Then we all started laughing uncontrollably. Except Renesmee, who looked up at me, completely confused, then put her hand on my neck and replayed all of us laughing at Alice’s joke, she wanted to know why.
“I’ll explain later sweet heart.” I replied, smiling. No matter how old Renesmee got, she still preferred communicating in her way, unless it was important, or something she wanted more than one person to hear. Renesmee put her hand back up to my neck, she asked if she could leave early to go be with Jacob. Of course she wanted to see Jacob; I told him he might as well come to school with us to keep her entertained. But no, he had to go running around with a pack of wolves every day. So, of course Nessie would get restless and cut half her classes to go be with the dog she cared for. Sometimes, just sometimes, I really hated imprinting. I don’t think I’m ever going to get over that fully, that my best friend imprinted on my daughter.
“Yes, fine, go ahead, have fun,” I said, defeated.
“Are you sure Ness?” Edward asked, he didn’t like her cutting classes much either, even if she was more intelligent than all the teachers here. Renesmee nodded, then hopped down from her seat and walked at a human pace out the door, just as the bell rang.
Rosalie, Emmet and Jasper got up first and headed to their class. Then Alice got up and skipped off towards hers. Then eventually Edward got up, reached his hand out to me, pulled me out of my chair, and we started walking to biology.
“It hasn’t changed much” He whispered in my ear.
“No it hasn’t I agreed, going off to the same biology class room, just as different people” I replied.
“We’ve both really changed a lot since our first biology lesson together”
“Yes, I’m smarter and immortal, but what about you?”
“I’m in love, and happy, when I went into that biology class that day I was bored and boring, and then when I came out, I was changed, even though I didn’t realise it at the time, I didn’t kill you because I loved you, already, I loved you, but I didn’t know it. So yes I’ve changed significantly since our first biology lesson together. I love you”
“I love you too” I replied. It didn’t matter how many time he said it, I still couldn’t believe it, whenever he said ‘I love you’ to me I felt like I was dreaming.
“Then I guess I’m going to have to marry you again soon aren’t I?” Edward said, smiling.
“Yes, I believe we have to get Alice something for her birthday, and I’m all out of idea’s, another wedding would be perfect for her.” I replied, pressing my lips together, trying not to laugh. Edward smiled, and I couldn’t help but grin back. He grabbed my hand kissed my forehead and we started walking to class, a daily ritual that would be repeated for eternity