Epilogue

(Nessie)

The plane ride home was spent reconciling with all of my family members. Mikkel agreed to come live in Forks with us and Esme and Sheila spent most of the time designing the house.

Being Cullens, of course, we were all in first class with no one else. I sat with Nadine mostly. Carlisle spent a lot of the time talking to Mikkel and Nahuel about the Volturi position.

Nahuel, Victoria, and Elizabeth volunteered to take over temporarily. It wasn't a permanent solution, but it was better than nothing.

For the second half of the trip, I sat curled into Jacob's side, just listening to his heart. "When you died, I felt the pain." I whispered to him.

He wrapped his arms around me tighter. "I know."

"I'm sorry. For leaving, for yelling at you, for everything."

"No! I am so sorry for wanting to kill you when you were born. If I could go back and change everything that I did, I would. Because you are my life now, Renesmee."

I smiled up at him. "Do you think my mom and dad will ever come back?"

His face grew weary. "I'm not sure. But I promise you, Ness; I will always be here for you. And I know that your parents love you. Everyone you meet loves you. Rosalie sent the letters to your parents, but I'm pretty sure she told them not to come. But your Grandpa Charlie was frantic. He had every single officer in Washington looking for you. Of course, he wouldn't listen when we said that you had left the country. We were all so worried. For the first few days, I sat in my wolf form, just wishing I would wake up from this nightmare. It was like a hole was being punched through my chest repeatedly. But then Leah told me that if I didn't help look for you, it lowered our chances of finding you. So I got up and didn't stop looking for you. After three weeks, we went to the Volturi. They said that they would help find you if we helped destroy a coven. None of us knew that you were with them, obviously. But I knew that all of us would do everything in our power to make sure you were safe."

I just snuggled closer into his side. "I love you, Jakey."

"I love you too, Ness."

"With all I am."

"With all I am." He agreed.

I know that my life wasn't yet whole, but I am perfectly content with my Jacob. I have my aunts and uncles and grandparents. I have Mikkel's family, and most importantly, I have myself. I don't quite know who I am yet, but I do know that I am not a monster. I am Renesmee, and I am no longer a child. My childhood is over, but I still have the rest of my life.

The End.