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Chapter Twenty four:

Surprises for Edward

I was so glad when we got home. Hunting was not the total nightmare I thought it would be. Edward was very patient with me, as always. He told me that my instincts would take over when we got closer. He was right again. As soon as we were a mile from the herd I was doubled over in pain from the thirst that I hadn't noticed till now.

"Bella," He said concerned. "Just give in to it. Follow your instincts; they will not lead you wrong."

I did just that. I took a deep breath, let it out slowly, and before I knew it I was running. As I entered the clearing I saw the small herd of maybe eight deer. I took down four before the rest scattered to the forest cover. I was trying to go after them when Edward caught me around the waist and held me in place.

"Okay, Bella, I think that is enough."

"What!?" I asked still trying to make it to the trees.

"You need to stop now."

"Why?" I asked wheeling on him eyes wide with uncontrolled thirst.

"Bella, calm down," He said as he pulled me to his chest. "Just breath, slow and deep, it will calm you."

I had no choice but to comply. He knew what he was talking about. I knew that he would not steer me wrong. He never had before.

"I'm sorry." I said as I lowered my head holding tighter to him.

"There is nothing to be sorry for." He smiled and stroked his fingers across my cheek. "You just got a little carried away. Everything is fine; and now it is time to go home."

He wrapped his arms around my waist again and led me back towards the house. Okay, so maybe it wasn't the greatest hunt; but it was only my first. When we got home Alice ran to me and hugged me tightly.

"I am so glad that you are finally awake. I wasn't worried, mind you; it was just a little disconcerting not seeing your eyes open for so long. Oh and Edward Jasper wanted to know if you would go hunting with him. He needs to go; but I wanted to spend a little alone time with my sister." She winked at me as she hugged me again.

"I don't think that would be such a good idea." Edward said. I looked down, ashamed again of my despicable lack of control earlier. "Bella, love, don't be so hard on yourself. It was only your first hunt after all."

He pulled me from Alice's arms and wrapped his own around me. "It will get easier to control, if not …" He kissed my lips softly as he stared into my eyes. "We move to Antarctica."

Alice burst out laughing as did Edward. Wait a minute. Why did he say Antarctica? Had he finally found out about the batchlorette party? I really couldn't help but smile as their laughter was so infectious. "Are you going to go with Jasper?" I asked Edward.

"Carlisle and Esme are here to keep you two out of trouble. So … I think I will." He needed it also. I was sure that he hadn't left my side for a moment once I had lost consciousness. He wouldn't have wanted me to wake up with him not at my side. I couldn't help but love him more for that thought.

"I love you." I said as I kissed his cheek. He pulled me closer for a real kiss. I was delighted by these new boundless kisses. I suddenly wanted him to leave, just so that he could return. I couldn't believe that I was already anticipating his return. He hadn't even left yet. I was going to go insane while he was gone. Thankfully I had Alice though.

"I love you, too." He said when he finally relinquished my lips.

Jasper then appeared next to Alice. "I am so happy that you have officially joined the family, Bella. And that you are now awake to enjoy that fact."

Edward, Alice and Jasper all smiled. I stepped forward and gave Jasper a hug. I was overjoyed when he hugged me back. As I went to step back to Edward Alice threw her arms around me and looked over at the guys. "Well, we will be seeing you two when you get back."

"Don't be too long though." I said as they headed for Edward's Volvo.

We waved goodbye to the guys as they drove down the drive. Once they were out of sight Alice pulled me into the house. "We have a lot to do and not much time to do it."

"What do you mean?"

"You want to do something special for Edward, correct?"

"Yes, but …"

"For his birthday right?"

"How did you know?"

"Bella, please," She rolled her eyes at me and pulled me to a couch in the living room. "I saw the whole thing while you were asleep. You really do have a great mind. You probably didn't even notice what your brain was doing through all the pain. I know that Edward will love it though."

I looked at her confused. "So what did my brilliant mind come up with?"

"I will tell you as we take care of the details. Now come on. We are going to Port Angeles."

"Are you crazy Alice? I can't go there. There is absolutely no way that I can be around people."

"I don't really know how, but I do know that you will be fine. I saw it all remember."

I stared at her disbelievingly. But I was forced to cave when her determined look changed to hurt. I thought quickly and finally decided to lay on the line what she was gambling with. "I am, trusting you now Alice. I am, trusting you to be strong enough to keep me true to the Cullen code of Ethics. Please don't let me fail already. I … I can't …"

"Bella, have faith in me. You really should know by now that we will do everything in our power to keep you safe. I would never compel you to do something that would harm you or allow you to harm others."

"I know Alice, I am just scared. I can't disappoint Edward, or Carlisle. I would die if I did."

"Bella, they both love you and they would understand if something happened accidentally. It isn't like they would punish you for having an accident. But it really doesn't matter, so get that look off your face," I looked up at her quickly as her tone got sharper. I hadn't noticed my expression and I was now looking quite forlorn. "Everything will be just fine now let's get going."

We walked out to the garage and looked around for which car to take. That was when I noticed that most of the cars were gone. "What happened, where is my car?"

Alice laughed quietly. "We took it up to Denali already."

"I haven't even gotten to drive it yet." I pouted.

"Don't worry, Bella, you will have an eternity to drive it once we leave here."

I couldn't help but smile as that sunk in. I am really going to live for an eternity with this family that I love more than anything. "So which car are we going to take?"

"The Mercedes," Alice said matter-of-factly. "And I am driving." I pouted again when she said that. But it wasn't my car so I really didn't want to take a chance of destroying it.

"So what are we doing exactly?" I asked as we sped down the street to Port Angeles.

"Well, let's see. Today is already the eighteenth and Edward's birthday is the twentieth. So first we are going to get the presents, then we are going to Seattle to get your plane tickets, then we are going home and we will make all your reservations."

"Plane tickets, reservations? Where are we going? And who all is going?"

"Bella, who do you think will be going. This is your birthday present for Edward; just the two of you."

A smile spread across my lips that I could not hide. Me and Edward, alone, in another state, for who knows how long; this was going to be great. But what had I come up with to do for his birthday? I could remember before all of this happened I wanted to get him some kind of music box. Or maybe even something for his piano. I always felt so at ease when he played for me. I also wanted to get away with him. But all of that seemed impossible once everything exploded. But maybe it wasn't. As a matter of fact it seemed even more possible now. I could feel Alice's positive attitude working on me. I was really excited now to be able to do this for him. He had given me so much that I was happy to be able to give him this one thing.

He had told me before that they didn't really celebrate their birthdays. But I was hopping that we could change that; at least for a little while. I didn't mind celebrating other people's birthdays. And maybe I wouldn't mind celebrating my own now that I wouldn't really be getting older. We would have to see. Right now the focus was Edward though. I had total confidence in Alice to make sure that Edward loved whatever it is we got him.

When we got to Port Angeles we went to the same strip of boutiques where we got the wedding clothes. On the opposite side of the street was a San Francisco Music Box Co. Alice parked in front of it and sat in the car for a moment.

"Are you sure about this Alice?" I asked her skeptically.

"I told you Bella, I don't know how or why, but everything will be fine."

"I really hope that you are right."

We got out of the car and I walked into the store holding my breath the whole time. When we got inside Alice came to my side and poked it. "You need to breathe Bella."

"Actually I don't." I said quietly

"Bella, would you please trust me."

"Here goes nothing." Or everything,

I slowly took in a breath and scrunched my nose in distaste. There was one other person in the store. The clerk behind the counter seemed to of been wiping off the counter; but with our entrance he stopped and looked over at us. The air around the little shop was thick with that rusty, salty smell I would always smell when there was exposed blood around me. I quickly whispered this to Alice and she nodded in understanding. The funny thing was that the smell was strong, but not strong enough to make me want to retch or pass out as it had before. I guess this was a good thing. At least I knew that I could give Edward a birthday to remember now.

We looked around for a while before I found the perfect snow globe. Alice took it to the register and asked how much it would cost to have the music custom made and have it delivered by the morning of the Twentieth. The man told her and she pulled out her wallet and gave the man her platinum card. She then handed him the music that was to be put in the glob and told him where to send the globe when it was done.

Next we went to a specialty music store and Alice had the liner papers made. They were perfect. I really didn't know why I had come along. Alice was doing all the work. I was about to ask her when she told me that I was with her so that I could get out of the house for a little while. I thanked her and we continued on with our errands.

When we got home I was happy to be there. I was almost dreading the time when we would have to leave. But I was beyond thrilled that this time when the Cullen's left Forks I would get to go with them. Getting everything set for Edward's birthday took hardly any time. We were home with nothing to do and tons of time to kill before the guys would be home. So to take up the time Alice suggested that we pack the bags.

I was a little skeptical of her packing abilities. She never made me look bad, quite the contrary. But how was I supposed to pull off the outfit correctly without her there with me. I was also a little scared when I saw that she found Edward's box of goodies that I had given him. I had told her that I was never going to wear those clothes. I had told Edward that also. Leave it to Alice to completely disregard what I say when it comes to wardrobe. I would just have to find a way to not let Edward know that I have the skimpy lingerie with me. I may be able to pull it off; though I highly doubted it.

By the time we had ended our argument over what goes, and what will be burned the first chance I got, we still had half a day to kill. Alice had seen that the guys would be home early on Sunday morning. So now I just had to last the night and Edward would be back in my arms. Alice and I decided to have an old fashioned slumber party. We of course nixed a lot of the activities. However, we had a girlie movie marathon, then she did my hair and makeup, then we gave each other pedicures. It was a lot of fun actually and it helped the time go by. We ended up watching a marathon of movies set in the early nineteen hundreds. I was very glad that I couldn't cry anymore. Sometime around four in the morning Esme came down and joined us.

Once Esme came down; the time seemed to slip by even faster. We turned the movies off and turned on some music. We then talked about whatever popped into our heads. They told me a lot about the many places that they have lived and the many places they knew that Edward wanted to show me. Esme then got into a long description of the house that awaited us in Denali. It sounded so beautiful. I really couldn't wait to see it.

From what they were telling me when Edward and I left for his little birthday surprise the others would be taking a few last items up to our new house. We would then be returning to the house in Denali. So this was actually my last few days in Forks for a while. I thought about that for a little while and then I asked them if we could take a quick trip. Of course, they said that we could go anywhere I wanted to. So I asked them to come with me to Charlie's house. I would need their support. I also wanted to do this away from Edward. I would not do anything to help his masochism.

We got into Carlisle's Mercedes and Esme drove us to Charlie's. We got out of the car and could all here that he was just getting up. We walked to the door and knocked. I had half a mind to turn tail and run but this was my last chance to talk to Charlie face to face. I was not going to leave town like a chicken and leave him to worry.

"Who is it?" Charlie asked as he came to the door.

"It's me dad." I said softly.

"Bella!" I could hear the elation in his voice. I didn't need Edward's gift to know that he was hoping that I was coming back to stay. He opened the door and threw his arms around me. "Bella, your freezing, come inside." As he pulled me in he noticed Esme and Alice standing a few feet behind me. "Good morning ladies." He then said quickly. "Come in."

"Thank you, Charlie." Esme said as they came in and sat in the living room with me.

"So … To what do I owe the honor of your visit?" He asked eyeing us all in turn.

"Dad I have something to tell you. I want you to sit down and listen, no interruptions please." For a moment it looked like he was going to argue but then he looked at Esme and sat in the recliner. I took a deep breath and started. "Dad, I love you. You know that, at least you should know that." I looked him straight in the eyes hoping that he was taking me seriously and really listening to me. "We are moving. Carlisle has been offered a great position at a new hospital and we all think that he should take it. It is a great opportunity for him. He will get to be the head of the trauma team. The family wants to go with and support him. And Edward and I are going with. I am sorry that this is such short notice but we can't let him pass up this opportunity. You know how good of a doctor he is. And I refuse to be the reason that the family is broken up. The decision was just decided and the family will be leaving tomorrow. However, Edward and I will be leaving at noon today. I don't know if you know but tomorrow will be Edward's birthday. I have a special present planned." I smiled at Alice as I thought of all she had done to help make this his best birthday ever. "We are going to New York for the next couple of days then we are going to meet the family. So we are here to say goodbye. I really am sorry that this is so last minute but that is just how things work sometimes. I want to thank you for letting me come to live with you. This has been a truly eye opening experience. Truly, thank you for everything. I hope you know how much you mean to me. I will always think of you. But there comes a time when everyone has to strike out from their parents. Dad, you are a wonderful father, and human being. Thank you." I got up and kissed his cheek. He was completely stunned.

After five minutes of silence I took his hand in mine and looked into his eyes. "Dad I love you. I may come back and visit, you never know. But for now, goodbye."

I then stood up and walked towards the door. I could here Esme and Alice saying their thanks and goodbyes. I walked straight out the door and to the car. I didn't know how much longer I could be here without sobbing uncontrollably. I wanted to be home before Edward though. I didn't want him to know about this little trip. I therefore did not want to be sobbing when he got home. Esme and Alice were at the car in seconds. Alice looked at my face as I sat in the back seat with the door open. She could see my determination.

She then put her hand on my shoulder and closed her eyes. When she opened them again she had a slight smile on her face. Everything will be fine. He will be sad for a little while, that is to be expected, but he will move on and be able to live his life. He will never forget you, or forgive Edward, but he will be fine."

"Thank you Alice, I really do not know what I would do without you."

"No problem Bella. Now we have to get home. Otherwise the guys will get there first."

I closed the door and Esme and Alice got in the car. We shot back to the house in order to beat Edward and Jasper. When we got home we sat in the living room in silence. Esme and Alice seemed to know that I needed a little time to collect myself.

"Thank you, both of you. I really am glad that I got that done with. I also am glad that you were there with me. You are great moral support. I owe you both so much. I owe the family so much. You have dealt with so much because of me. I only hope that now that I am officially a part of the family I can pay you back for all the love and … protection and … support you have given me these last two years. I love you all so much."

"Bella, dear, it is truly obvious that you do not see what you do to and for this family. True we have been together for a long time. And our bond is unbreakable. But you have given us a new sealant. You have given us a wholeness that we didn't realize that we were lacking. Edward is obviously the most changed, but you have changed us all. Being with you everyday has made us all stronger. You have given us an unrealized goal. We needed to make Edward realize that he was not able to live without you. And in doing so we realized we aren't able to either."

I stared at Esme as she told me all of this. She was never one to say something just to make you feel better. She would always do all she could to make you feel better; but she wouldn't say just anything to do so. She told the truth in words that made you realize what she was saying was the absolute truth. But how could this be the truth. How could they possibly need me as much as I needed them? Still, I couldn't deny a single word she said.

Before I was able to say a word Alice stepped in. "The guys will be home soon. I suggest we start thinking about something else. However, if you need reassurances Bella, you could always talk to the guys. They would never steer you wrong Carlisle especially."

"No Alice," I said with a smile. "I believe you. And I thank you both."

Esme then turned on the TV, and switched it to a movie channel. The current movie was some remake of Romeo and Juliet. We watched it just to have something to do. As we heard the Volvo's return Esme excused herself from the living room and went to join Carlisle in his office. It didn't take long before I was in Edward's arms again. I was beside myself with joy.

"Jeez Bella," Jasper said. "If I had known that your homecoming feelings were able to rival Edward's I wouldn't have kept him out so long." I knew that if I had still been human I would be deep red at the moment. Jasper laughed as he and Alice headed up to their room. "Have fun. See you when you get home." He said.

"What was that supposed to mean?" Edward asked.

"Come upstairs with me and I will tell you."

"Gladly," Edward smiled his crooked smile as he picked me up and ran us to the room.

"You know that I can do that too now, right?"

"Yes, but I like it better when I do it."

He then looked around the room and saw that there were two suit cases packed and sitting by the door. He cocked an eye brow and looked at me intently as I led him to the couch.

"I have a little surprise for you. We are going on a little vacation. We have a plane to catch at two o'clock. I will tell you the rest when the time comes."

"Bella," He looked so sad all of the sudden but I had an idea of what the next thing out of his mouth was going to be. "As much as I would love to go away with you; I really don't think it would be right to tempt you right now." I was right.

"Edward, my love," I gave him a gentle kiss on the lips. "Everything will be fine. It is all taken care of everything has been prepared in your absence. We are going on a little trip and you are going to enjoy it. I have Alice's guarantee on that."

"Bella,"

"No Edward, you do not understand. I can't really explain it. But I can be around humans. I was in Port Angeles just yesterday. If you do not believe me ask Carlisle or Alice since she was the one who took me." I was debating with myself whether or not I was actually going to tell him that last part. But I really had no reason to hide it. And nothing happened so it was no big deal. I could instantly see that it was a big deal to Edward. He looked like he could hit something. Not me obviously, he would never do a thing like that, but I was instantly worried about the window-wall.

"Alice took you to Port Angeles?" His voice was soft but I could tell that he was fighting to keep it that way.

"Yes, she did, and we had a great day."

"You had a great day of shopping?" He asked skeptically.

"Yes, I did." I wasn't going to tell him at the moment that the shopping was actually done for him.

"So what you are saying is that you are somehow immune to human blood and we are going on our honeymoon finally?"

"I guess you could look at it that way. Yes that sounds like a great way to put it." I couldn't stop the huge smile from lighting my face.

"And we leave in an hour and a half?"

"Yes, and the bags are already packed all we have to do is drive to the Airport. Carlisle and Esme have plans for the day but I am sure that Alice and Jasper will come with us so that the Volvo makes it to Denali."

"Sounds good, but what to do for the next hour and a half is the real question?"

"What in deed."

Alice was able to plan everything down to the tiniest detail. I have no idea how she did it, or when for that matter, but she made sure that we got a private balcony at the theater and that Edward was able to drive around New York in style. When we landed there was a limo waiting to take us to the Waldorf Astoria. He smiled hugely as we walked up to the man holding a Cullen sign.

When we walked into the hotel I walked up to the desk and smiled as I said "Mr. and Mrs. Cullen." I saw out of the corner of my eye that Edward smiled too.

"Yes ma'am." The receptionist said as she eyed Edward. I smiled as he wrapped his arms around me. "Here are your keys. You will be in the presidential suite. Enjoy your stay, and don't hesitate to call down if you need anything."

We walked to the elevators and took it to the top floor. When we walked into the room the bellhop placed our bags near the bed and walked back out wishing us a pleasant stay. The suite was enormous. There was a large sitting room that had a large plasma television in it with a DVD player attached. On the other side of the room was a wet bar with a large array of liquor. There was also a mini fridge and a microwave. There was a small hall just off of the bar. About half way down the hall was the bathroom. It had a large Jacuzzi tub and a shower unit with six shower heads. That looked extremely interesting. Continuing down the hall we found the bedroom. It was large, almost as large as Edward's room in Forks. There was a large king size bed with a gold quilt set draped over it. There was also a plasma screen TV in here sitting atop a cherry wood dresser. One entire wall was made of mirrors. There was a slight break in them every three feet or so. Edward walked over to the first one and moved it to the side. This was the door to the closet.

Edward walked back into the main room and grabbed the bags. He placed them on the bed and started to open them. I quickly pulled mine from him. He cocked one eye brow at me. I smiled sweetly and tossed the bag into the closet. I then tossed his in as well.

"Let's go sightseeing." I said. "I have never been here before."

"Your wish is my command." He smiled and wrapped his arm around my waist. We then walked back to the elevator and took it down to the main lobby. Edward was about to get us a cab when I grabbed his arm and pulled him to the side.

"I have a surprise for you."

"And what is that my love?"

"Come with me." We went back to the front desk. I told the girl that we needed our car brought around. She nodded and walked away. When she came back she said that it would be just a minute. That it would be brought to the main entrance. We then walked outside. When we got there the valet was just stepping out of a shinny, silver, Aston Healey waiting for us. The valet walked up to Edward, who had been eyeing the car longingly, and asked him, "Mr. Cullen?"

"Yes," said Edward.

"Enjoy." Said the valet as he handed Edward the key,

"Bella, what did you do?"

"Nothing, you can thank Alice for that. I just told her that you would need a car to drive while we were here. She said to leave it to her, so I did."

Edward bent down and kissed me. When he stood straight again he had a huge smile on his face. He opened the door for me then went around to his side. When he got in the driver's seat and started the car he turned to me with that smile still plastered on. "So, where to?"

"Where ever you want to go. I really do not care. My only request is that we are back by noon tomorrow."

"That is your only criteria? Then how about we just go for a nighttime drive? New York is really very pretty at night. There also some great forest areas around. You know, just in case."

"That sounds perfect."

We drove for hours. Edward drove his normal breakneck speed of course but I was still able to see everything. Once we got out of the city he was able to really put on the speed though. I completely loved our little joyride. We were silent as we watched the scenery pass us by. Edward eventually came to a stop on a small side road that looked hardly used. He was out of the car and around to my door in no time. He helped me out of the car and we walked down a little forest path into the forest.

Once again I was overcome with a thirst I hadn't noticed was there. Somehow Edward always knew when it came on, even if I didn't. We hunted for a few hours. I was happy that I was able to better control myself this time. We found some large stags and some deer. I was having fun playing games with Edward in the forest when I noticed the sun coming up. I happened to be in a tree at the moment trying to hide from Edward, hoping that the strong smell of the pine trees would mask my scent. I really should have known better. Nothing could ever mask my scent from Edward.

Edward was a way better hunter than I was. I never even heard him approach. Then before I knew it I was on the ground with him straddling me. He was growling in my ear and running his hands up and down my sides. I smiled and flipped us. I then kissed him and tried to get up.

"Where do you think you are going?" He asked as he pulled me back down onto himself.

"I was just noticing that the sun is rising and we really need to get back to the hotel. We need to be at the room at noon."

"Why is that?"

"It is a surprise."

"Another surprise? How many more are there?"

"Enough, now please release me so that we can go. I don't want to take the chance of being late. We can continue this later, I promise."

"I will hold you to that."

"I am sure you will."

We made it to the car in a rather short amount of time. Then Edward drove us back to the hotel. We got there with time to spare. When we got to the room we went to sit on the couch. Edward looked at me expectantly. I gave him a look that told him he had to be patient for just a little bit longer. He continued to stair at me as the time lagged on. At noon there was a knock on the door. I pulled him back down onto the couch as he got up to answer it. I then ran to the door and got the delivery.

I gave the kid at the door a tip and walked back to the common area to give it to Edward. I sat down next to him and put the box on the coffee table. I then took Edward's hands in mine and looked him straight in the eyes.

"Edward, I know that there are a lot of things that you have not told me about yourself. Not out of lack out trust or wanting but lack of time. You have had a very busy existence. But I have managed to gain some insight into your past, from Alice of course. Do you happen to know what day it is?"

Edward took a minute to think then said dully, "June twentieth."

"Correct, and your birthday. I would like to first thank you for giving me the greatest gift in the world in time for me giving you your gift. I would also like to say that I know that you said that you do not really celebrate birthdays, but I was hoping that we could suspend that this once, for me."

Edward nodded then started to speak. I placed my hand over his mouth and continued. "I have a couple of things for you. This is the first one." I handed him the box. He opened it and pulled out the snow globe. The bottom was covered in small animals but inside the globe was a lion touching noses with a lamb. There was a small banner on it that said 'Peace on Earth'. Edward tuned it over and twinned the knob. When he let it go it was silent for a second. Then it started to play my lullaby.

"Bella, this is a wonderful gift. How did you do this?"

"This is what Alice and I were doing in Port Angeles. I have another present for you. I walked into the bedroom and came back out with my suitcase. I opened it up and pulled out the box inside. Edward quickly opened the suitcase again. The top layer of clothes was the sexy lingerie. Edward raised one perfect brow at me and grabbed one out.

"Well I guess you did say that you would not ware them as long as you live. I guess it is a good thing for me that you are technically dead." He smiled his crooked smile at me and I grabbed it and threw it back into the suitcase. I handed the box to him as he looked at me skeptically. "And here I was hoping those," He pointed to the suitcase. "Were my present," He got a wicked glint in his eyes and pulled me to him. I smiled and kissed him passionately.

"Just open it please."

"You did not have to do this you know. I am perfectly fine with your presence as a present."

"Well I am not. You are always doing things for me and buying me things. It was time I did something for you. Now open it please."

Edward opened the box and smiled hugely. Inside were five hundred sheets of liner papers for his personal compositions. Across the top they said. 'From the Piano of Edward Cullen'. Edward put the box down on the table next to the snow globe. He then pulled me onto his lap and started to kiss me. I was glad that he truly did like these gifts. I could only hope that he would like the ones still to come.

After a little while I pulled back and stood up. "Edward, there is more."

"Bella, this is too much. What have you got coming next?"

"Nothing next is where we are going tonight at seven o'clock. We are going to the theater. We are going to see the play of Beauty and the Beast. And then we will be coming back for your last present."

"And what will that be?"

"That is a surprise that you will just have to wait for."

"You have been hanging out with Alice a little too much. You can really be evil when you want to be."

"Just keep that in mind for future references."

"Don't worry, I will. I have a very good memory. So what do we do for the next six hours?"

"Well, I hear that New York has many cultural spots. Let's go check them out."

"If that is what you want my love?"

"It is."

We spent the next couple of hours just walking around and seeing the sights. I was very glad that I was not here with Alice as we walked down Fifth Avenue. There were so many shops that I actually thought I would like to check out. But I was still glad that I wasn't here with Alice. We walked back to the hotel in time for me to get dressed for the theater.

I had brought my black pixy dress to wear to the play. I put on some light makeup and went to the common area to wait for Edward. He was actually already there waiting for me. He rushed forward and crushed me to him.

"Bella, you look so beautiful. I am truly the luckiest man in the world. I can not wait till we get back. I would love to see what you have on under that."

I bit my bottom lip and decided to toy with him. "And what if I do not have anything on under it?"

His eyes grew large and he crushed me to the wall. "Then I really hope that those tickets weren't too hard for Alice to get."

"Edward, we are not blowing off the play." My voice was firm but I was sure he heard the slight elation that tinged it in response to his reaction. "You will just have to wait to find out."

"Bella, you are truly evil."

"I learned from the best."

"I will let Alice know that you said that."

"You go right ahead."

I then walked from the room to the elevator. Edward was by my side again in the blink of an eye. He pushed the elevator button then started to kiss me again. I was really enjoying the beginning of my new life. I was sure that the next forever would be just as wonderful.

AN: I am really sorry but I think this story is coming to an end. I have a chapter started that was going to be my first chapter for a sequel. I no longer feel I have the time to write a sequel. I may be able to find time but for now I think that I will use that chapter as my Epilouge to Dreams. By doing this I will be able to continue with the story if and when I am able to. A little sneek peek - The Epilouge will be called First Anniversary. Thank you to all of my loyal fans. I will try to make my next creation perfect from the get go. But to those of you that do not go back and reread previous chapters I want you to know that I have fixed my grammer and spelling in all the chapters. However, I am human, so I can make mistakes. If I nissed anything just send me a message. Untill the next time JEXENA