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“You know, he still loves you.” How could he love me? He already has Tanya. I think he made it clear when he said he didn’t love me anymore. Why would he lie about something as important as that? Why would someone break their lover’s heart? The family was all out hunting. I had decided not to go. The she devilTanya- was tagging along. She was constantly over crowding me and trying to steer me out of anything that involved the family. “Oh, let’s play hide and seek, but you will have to stay out first Bella”. “The family and I were going to go to the mall, but I remembered you didn’t like shopping, do you want to stay home?” It was like I said. She was trying to steal my spot! I hate that woman! I was climbing the stairs up to the next floor. But when I was about to go into my room, there was music playing from the other end of the hall. Curious, I went to the room where the soft sounds of the piano were coming from. My wandering lead me to Edward’s room. The door was wide open and there was no signs of any life form in the area. He must have forgotten to
turn it off, I thought. I walked over to the expensive looking stereo and pressed the ‘off’ button. The room felt oddly quiet without it. But I hear the door close shut and I whirl around. Edward is at the door. Dang it! I fell for it again! “Bella,” He took the space between us up in three strides. His hands pulled my face closer to his. “Before I explain anything, let me kiss you this one time. We were interrupted so many times and I finally need to taste you.” He whispered. And without even a peep out of me, his lips crushed to mine. It was a relief when our lips touched each other’s. I could feel all the desperation and love we were pouring into the kiss. We’ve waited so long for this. How both of us survived without this amazes me. It felt like an eternity but it was only a minute later until he detached his lips from mine. I just wanted to force our mouths back together again. What we just did made the gaping hole in my chest go away. It made me feel whole. I never wanted that feeling to leave. “I’m so sorry,” He immediately apologized afterwards. I thought he would let me go, but he hugged me closer. “Edward, what if we get interrupted again?” I’m pretty sure if anyone walked in right now, I’d kill them. Not that I would have a problem killing Tanya……
“The family is making sure not to come home for a while. Together, we hatched a plan for me to get you alone. And here we are.” We were actually alone. No more distractions. Nothing. I had so many questions for him I didn’t know where to start. I told this to Edward and he chuckled. “Let’s start at the beginning of the problem. Why I left you,” He suggested and then began. “I had told you once before in the meadow that I might leave you.” “But you said only if it got too hard,” I cut in. “And it did get too hard. Not for me but for you. The risk of staying around a dangerous vampire family was high. I didn’t want you to get hurt. If one of the family was to slip up, it would be my fault.” “No it wouldn’t.” I argued. “Yes it would,” He said firmly. “It would be my fault because I wouldn’t be there to push you out of harms way. One day, your birthday, it got to be too much. It was the time-or at least I thought-to leave. I tried to let you go but I couldn’t. And seeing your heart break made it even harder to leave. When you grabbed me and begged me to stay, I almost fell down on my knees in front of you and beg for your forgiveness. The worst part was seeing how
easily you accepted my lie. How could you ever believe I didn’t love you? I love you with every beat of my non existent heart.” “It never made sense for you to love me.” I muttered. Edward looked furious. “How could you ever say that?! How does me loving you not make sense?” “There were always girls prettier than me and exciting than me. It was unfathomable to me why you would pick me.” “Bella, I could enver have asked for anyone better than you. I waited two whole lifetimes for you. When a vampire finds its mate or other half, that person is his or her mate for life. You are my mate. Nothing is more important to me than you.” “Not even the Volvo?” He laughed at my attempt to make a joke. “Not even the Volvo.” “But why have you been hanging around Tanya all the time if you love me?” “Tanya is just…Tanya. I tried to shoo her away gently, but that woman is persistent! She isn’t trying to settle down with me or have a relationship. She
moves onto one guy to the next. I would not be surprised if she was looking for a new toy tomorrow.” “So she has no feelings for you?” “She might. Her feelings about me aren’t strong enough so I think it’s just a crush. Nothing serious.” “I still don’t like her.” He laughed and kissed my head. “Where are we now after all this forgiving stuff?” “Well, if you forgive me and love me back, we can start back up as a couple? It’s your call.” To answer his question, I leaned in and kissed his cheek. “I love you,” I whispered against his soft skin. “I love you too.” He lifted my face to his and we began to kiss again. I backed Edward up until the back of his knee’s hit his bed. We toppled onto the bed tangled in a lover’s embrace.
We lay snuggled up underneath the silky comforter on his bed. The sun was now just peaking over the mountains outside the window. Birds were chirping their morning songs and the stream near the house was bubbling happily. In my opinion, this was a great way to start out the first day with Edward as my boyfriend. His arm was wrapped around my waist lazily while the other free hand was rubbing soft circles on my bare thigh. Everything was peaceful until the door burst open with a bang. I jumped into Edward and clung to him. But I relaxed at who it was at the door. Emmett ran into the room excited, but stopped dead in his tracks when he saw what was at his feet. Edward and I’s clothes were strewn across the white carpet in tatters. He looked up at us with wide eyes and an open mouth before grinning and hollering to the rest of the family: “Hey you all! Edward and Bella aren’t virgins anymore!” Edward and I groaned. “Can you leave Emmett?” I asked impatiently. Well there goes my good day. “Oops, sorry. The family just wanted to know if you guys got back together. And by what I just walked in on, I’m pretty sure you two are all cool again.” He came to his senses and left the room.
“Isn’t this a perfect way to start out the way?” I said sarcastically. Edward snickered into the crook of my neck. “Alice really wants to see you downstairs. But I’m not ready to let go of you just yet.” “You can’t keep her up there forever!” Alice hollered from somewhere below on the lower floor. “Just slip something on and come on down here!” I grumbled unintelligibly back and got out of bed. Edward donned a pair of jeans and I stole his boxers and button up shirt from yesterday. Just wearing his clothes brought back memories from last night… We walked hand in hand down the stairs and into the living room. The whole family was there except for Carlisle. Hmm, he must be at the hospital. “And here comes Bella and Edward taking the walk of shame!” Rosalie announced our arrival. “Like you haven’t walked this same path before,” I teased back and took a seat on the couch next to Edward. She smiled at me and I smiled back. “To clarify things,” Jasper started “You two are back together right?”
“Yep,” I leaned back and laid m head on Edward’s chest. I could feel him breathing steadily in and out. It was very soothing to listen to. “Sorry I have to say this but,” Alice took in a huge gulp of air “I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so, I told you so!!!” She bragged. I chuckled. “Told her what?” Edward asked Alice. “Well, Bella thought you didn’t love her and I said you did. She didn’t believe me so I think I control bragging rights here.” “You know what Alice?” I said challengingly. “What Bella?” “You told me so.” We both erupted into giggles. As soon as we collected ourselves, the doorbell rang from the front door. “Coming!” Alice called and ran off to o greet our guest at the door. But then I heard the voice of the devil. Tanya….
I tensed up and locked my jaw. Edward’s hands were massaging my tense areas as soon as I stiffened. I melted back into him. He pulled me more on top of him. “Don’t let her get to you,” He whispered to me. Tanya strutted in happily. She was dead set on Edward until she noticed me. Her eyes raked up and down my attire in disgust. “What is she doing?” Her voice had a slight edge to it. “Oh Bella? She’s sitting with me after we made love. It was quite amazing.” Edward was laying it on thick. I liked that. The family, even Esme, had to bit their bottom lip to keep from laughing. They probably never to have believed to hear those words coming out of Edward’s mouth. “What?!” Tanya screeched “You slept with her?” “Yes. Is that a problem?” “You sleep with her. After all the times I’ve offered myself to you, you sleep with her!” Why couldn’t she get that into her brain? Do we have to speak slut?
“Exactly. I’m sorry that this was a big shock to you. I’ve tried to tell you time and time again that I’m not interested Tanya, but you keep coming back. I also apologize if my friendly invitations to visit my family seemed like I was encouraging you.” “But I thought you liked me?” “Only as an acquaintance. But since Bella and I are officially together, I wanted you to know this so it wouldn’t hurt our relationship.” “It’s all her fault! If she hadn’t had come back we could be together!” Tanya jumped towards me. Everything happened so fast. Edward put his back to Tanya’s speeding form so that he would get attacked. One arm was on my head and the other reaching out to try and push Tanya away. Emmett lunged at the last second and grabbed Tanya. He started dragging her out of the room. I followed after getting out of Edward’s vice grip on me. She was kicking and struggling and demanding that Emmett unhand her. He didn’t let go until she was on the doorstep outside. She fell on her butt with a scowl for Emmett and me. Emmett was about to close the door when I put a hand out to stop it. I gave him a look and he obediently when back into the living room. I turned to Tanya. “What do you want skank?” She sniveled.
“Oh nothing in particular. But Tanya, do you remember the pathetic human we were discussing about in the car a few days ago?” “Yeah. Your point?” “I am that girl,” I slammed the door in her face and brushed my hands off. Good riddance. A pair of strong arms roped with muscles snaked around my waist from behind me. A head rested on my shoulder. “Good job sweetheart, I couldn’t have done it better myself.” Edward kissed my neck. “Eh, someone has to put her in her place,” I twisted around to face him. I hugged him tightly. And after that, we started the beginning of our existence together.
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