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10 April 2008 @ 11:28 pm
Vintage Lace  
Title: Vintage Lace
Fandom: Twilight
Summary: Edward/Bella, wedding day introspective drabble.
Rating: G
AN: Unbeta'd. Written originally for trascendenza's Vocabulary Soup challenge for the word "progenitor". Fun fact, this was written on March 7, and was my first Twilight fic. (I only now just got around to editing it.)
Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer knows that this universe is hers and not mine, I hope.

Vintage Lace

He looked... nervous. The thought made me giggle, and Charlie diligently ignored my mercurial mood swing. I knew I should be concentrating on not killing myself in front of all of these people by stepping on the long hem of my dress. Alice and I had... compromised, at least, and I was in flats. But here was the man I'd seen fearlessly and single-handedly rip a revenging vampiress to shreds, looking nervous in the face of one young woman with a high lace collar.

Edward believes he is only a shadow of what he once was, that the boy that he was born had died in a hospital under the watchful eye of Carlisle nearly a century ago. He believed himself some monstrous echo of that doomed progenitor. He's ridiculous. I smiled brightly to myself, trying to focus on him, just as Rosalie had warily cautioned me, rather then the throng of standing people or the blaring, cliche music that announced my entrance from the lane onto the lawn of the Cullen residence.

Edward could think whatever he wanted, though I certainly hoped to break him of it. Someday. And it might take a long time. A very long time-- a luxury I planned to have. But standing on the alter, paler than my dress and stone-still with a set smile, Edward looked every bit the nervous young groom. There were no monsters here. He was a pale boy from a long-gone era, still seeming marked in the darkness under his eyes by the passage of disease, perhaps, but in that moment my one sadness was that Elizabeth Masen was not here to see her son get married.

And then I understood. This was important to Edward because this had always been important to Edward. It was a silky thread back to his human life, his proof that, after all, maybe he wasn't too far gone. He had a bride with a high lace collar and water swimming in her eyes, so maybe, just maybe, he had something like a soul as well.
Current Location: St. Paul, MN
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Whose Line
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Bloody Jack Flint: Sheik: There Will Be Bloodrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)
d: T Edward & Bella falling leaves (sw)nebakanezer on April 11th, 2008 06:00 am (UTC)
I liked that very much. :)
Bloody Jack Flint: Sheik: There Will Be Bloodrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Synchestra Duende: Bella and Edward Kissmysduende on April 11th, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Just love your stuff. This makes a great appetizer --but I really long to see you produce a full course meal. ;)
Bloody Jack Flint: Claire: Ordinary Girlrhye on April 11th, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
Oh boy, well. I sat down one day to write another one-shot and it's currently about 6000 words later and just starting to get into the plot, so you may have your wish. I'm hesitant to post it multi-chaptered though because my schedule's too tight to promise timely updates. I would rather post it complete. It's just another 'plot of Breaking Dawn' type fic, but it is fun to write!
Peki: bella/edward twilightpeki on April 11th, 2008 07:31 am (UTC)
I enjoyed this a lot. This view of Edward makes so much sense, and I like that the wedding fosters a greater understanding between Bella and him - as it should be for newlyweds :) A lovely ficlet, thank you!
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading it.
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Bloody Jack Flintrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)
Let's hope so! Thanks for reading.
bookluvrwriter on April 11th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
OMG!! You gonna make me cry in front of my dad and bor (who will laugh at me and call me a baby.... he can be evil sometimes... NOTHING BOY!!! JUST GO BACK OUTSIDE!! *wipes forehead* that was close). OMG i LOVE how this ended though! Absolutly positivly AMAZING!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you :) I cried writing this, so I understand.
Rebecca JJpurplerebecca on April 19th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Oooh, that last paragraph is WONDERFUL.

I've also been really enjoying your other Twilight one-shots. Excellent writing. :)
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you *blush*
Marilambimari on May 17th, 2008 01:38 am (UTC)
What a nice fic :) I love the last line *sigh*
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on May 18th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
rosworms: furryhatsrock__mcpc-dontspeakrosworms on July 4th, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)

hehe... funny how no matter what fandom I'm currently obsessing over, I still end up bumping into you on livejournal. *L*
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on July 4th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
You! Hello! I can hardly believe my eyes. I think you had a car accident and then sort of disappeared, right? Nice to see you back! How are things? Clearly you are liking the Twilight now :) I guess we both just have good taste!
Amy, Esq.: Edward Bella prom crazy beautifulwm_law2003 on July 30th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh that was beautiful.
Bloody Jack Flintrhye on January 3rd, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Thank you!