6 months later
Bernie had moved in with Serena and the kids. And everything was going well. Edward had the twins every other weekend. Serena pulled up outside their house and smiled as she thought that 3 out of the 5 people she loved most in the world were inside that little house. Serena got out of the car and walked up the drive.
"Hi I'm home." Serena called out as she walked through the door and put her bag on the banister.
"MUMMY." Reggie shouted as he came running out of the kitchen and straight into Serena's waiting arms.
"Hello handsome. Have you had a good day?"
"Yeah we have been shopping."
"Hi Mummy." Lacey said as she came bounding down the stairs and gave Serena a hug.
"Hello gorgeous. Have you been a good girl for Bernie?"
"Yes. I'm always a good girl Mummy."
"Yeah course you are." The twins held Serena's hands as they all went into the kitchen.
Hello gorgeous." Serena walked up to Bernie and kissed her.
"Hello beautiful. Dinner won't be long." Bernie smiled as she passed Serena a cup of tea.
"Thank you babe." Serena kissed Bernie again and sat down at the table beside the twins.
"Lacey. Reg why don't you show Mummy what you have both done for her?" Bernie said as she sat down.
"Will it be dry now Bernie."
"It should be."
"Come on Reg. Let's go and get it." Lacey said as he and Reggie ran out and then came back in again. "Here Mummy."
"What's this?" Serena smiled as the twins laid the big piece of paper on the table.
"It's a picture Mummy. Me and Reggie did it together."
"Wow that's brilliant."
"It's our family Mummy."
"And that's our house." Reggie said as he pointed at the picture.
"That's me and Reggie and that's you and Bernie Mummy."
"Our family. It's beautiful. Thank you so much." Serena said with tears in her eyes as she put her arms around the twins and pulled them to her.
"Where are you going to put your picture Mummy?"
"There's only one place this can go. And that's on mine and Bernie’s bedroom wall."
"Really." Reggie smiled as he stroked Serena's face.
"Really." Serena smiled as she rubbed noses with Reggie.
"You two go and wash your hands ready for dinner please." Bernie said as she turned off the cooker.
"Ok Bernie." The twins said as they ran upstairs.
"Are you ok baby?" Bernie stood behind Serena as Serena stared at the painting.
"Yeah I'm fine." Serena stood up and put her arms around Bernie’s waist. "I was just thinking how lucky I am."
"I'm the lucky one."
"No I am. I'm not living a lie anymore for a starter. I am with the woman of my dreams. The woman I love. And I have my two beautiful children. I am the happiest I think I have ever been."
"So am I. When I sat beside you on that day on the plane. I could never imagine what a big part of my life you would become. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me Serena Wendy Campbell." Serena smiled as she wiped the tears that were rolling down Bernie’s face."I love you so very much."
"I love you. You are the love of my life. And I am going to love you for the rest of my life. It's just you me and the twins from now on. And who knows, maybe one or two more babies might just come along."
"I'd like that."
"So would I." Serena smiled as they kissed each other.
"I'm hungry Bernie." Lacey said as they sat down at the table. Bernie put the dinner out and sat down as they all tucked in. Serena smiled as she listened to Lacey chatting with Bernie. I love my life now Serena thought to herself. This is my family and nobody is ever going to come between us.