THE WEDDING MINI WEEK: 13th July || Day Three: the bride. I was looking for him. For a brief second, I wasdistracted by the profusion of white blossoms that hung in garlands from everything in the room thatwasn’t alive, dripping with long lines of white gossamer ribbons. But I tore my eyes from the bowerycanopy and searched across the rows of satin-draped chairs—blushing more deeply as I took in thecrowd of faces all focused on me—until I found him at last, standing before an arch overflowing withmore flowers, more gossamer.
I was barely conscious that Carlisle stood by his side, and Angela’s father behind them both. I didn’t seemy mother where she must have been sitting in the front row, or my new family, or any of the guests—they would have to wait till later. All I really saw was Edward’s face; it filled my vision and overwhelmed my mind. His eyes were abuttery, burning gold; his perfect face was almost severe with the depth of his emotion. And then, as hemet my awed gaze, he broke into a breathtaking smile of exultation. Suddenly, it was only the pressure of Charlie’s hand on mine that kept me from sprinting headlong downthe aisle. The march was too slow as I struggled to pace my steps to its rhythm. Mercifully, the aisle was veryshort. And then, at last, at last, I was there. Edward held out his hand. Charlie took my hand and, in asymbol as old as the world, placed it in Edward’s. I touched the cool miracle of his skin, and I was h o m e.
The Denali coven are one of the two known vegetarian vampire covens in the world, the other being the Cullen family. They are very close to them, being one of the Cullens’ most loyal allies, going so far as considering themselves their extended family.
From that first little touch, the whole world had shifted. Where before there was just one thing I could not live without, now there were two. There was no division – my love was not split between them now.
“Edward had always thought that he belonged to the world of horror stories. Of course, I’d known that he was dead wrong. It was obvious that he belonged here. In a fairy tale. And now I was in the story with him.” -Breaking Dawn, Chapter 24
There’s a tremendous amount of time left over when you don’t have to sleep. It makes balancing your…interests quite easy. There’s a reason why I’m the best musician in the family, why – besides Carlisle – I’ve read the most books, studied the most sciences, become fluent in the most languages…Emmett would have you believe that I’m such a know-it-all because of the mind reading, but the truth is that I’ve just had a lot of free time.