Author: cass189 PM
A midnight train. A one night stand. A series of events pulling them together. EXB AU/AHRated: Fiction M - English - Edward & Bella - Chapters: 25 - Words: 60,744 - Reviews: 358 - Favs: 247 - Follows: 251 - Updated: 07-16-11 - Published: 08-16-09 - id: 5307392
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Hello, hello! How are you? It took me a long time to update again, I know! If you're still reading this, I hope you enjoy the chapters.
This story is almost coming to an end
Two weeks passed without me seeing Edward. We talked on the phone for a little while two or three times but I think we both understood we needed to be separated for a little while in order to sort through our thoughts.
The problem was, even after two weeks of being without Edward, I still didn't know what would be better for the two of us. Most of my things were still at Edward's and more than once I found myself wishing I was curled up in bed with him.
I missed him and I had forgiven him for having doubted me. I understood that the circumstances in why he had found Mike and me that day were misleading. I simply wished he had taken the time to hear what I had to say and to analyze the situation before acting.
I was still confused. I loved Edward and I wanted to be with him but would I ever be sure he trusted me completely and without any doubts again? Could I be with him without knowing for sure that we fully trusted each other? I still didn't know.
Alice told me I should meet Edward somewhere so we could talk face to face and solve everything. After some consideration that's exactly what I decided to do. After all, as Alice said, I couldn't solve anything alone. Edward and I had to work on our relationship together if we wanted to remain
I missed Edward too much and the desire to see him overcame everything else so, one afternoon after I left work, I walked to the building were Edward taught and waited for his music class to finish so we could talk.
When his class ended and the kids started to leave the classroom I stood in the doorway, watching as Edward answered some questions and helped some of the little kids organize their books and instruments.
The little girl I had met the last time I was here clearly still had a little crushed on Edward. She blushed when he helped her with her guitar and tripped on her way to the door, looking over her shoulder to see if Edward had noticed. She was too cute.
I waited until all the kids had left the room to walk inside while Edward put away abandoned music books and the instruments that belonged to the school. He immediately turned around to see who was there, smiling when he saw me.
"Bella." I smiled back at him as he walked closer. "What are you doing here? I mean, I'm very happy you're here but I wasn't expecting you."
I shrugged as he stopped in front of me.
"I know. I wanted to talk to you so I walked here after work." He nodded and I couldn't help going on. "I also wanted to see you. I mean, it's been a while since we've seen each other."
"Too long. I missed you. Talking on the phone is not enough." I nodded in agreement as he reached for me and ran his knuckles along my cheek. Despite myself, I shiver at his touch. "You look beautiful, Bella. As always."
I smiled at that even though I knew I have looked better. The fact he still though I was beautiful was an ego booster.
"Well, you don't look so bad yourself, Mr. Cullen." He chuckled at that and took another step toward me, closing the distance between us.
His hand was still on my face and he turned it around so he cupping my cheek now.
"God, Bella. I almost can't believe you're really here. I missed you. You're smell, the way you look, how you feel…"
I could say exactly the same about him.
His free hand moved to my hair as he slowly leaned in towards me. I knew the gesture. I knew in a matter of seconds his lips would be covering mine. I knew what I would feel then. I knew what his kiss would do to me. What I didn't know was if I wanted it right now.
I had come to talk to him but his presence intoxicated me and made me forget everything.
"Edward, I… Don't."
"Why?" Why? I didn't know how to answer that question. I didn't know how to explain why so I opted to take a step back and change the subject.
"She still has a crush on you, you know?" Edward raised an eyebrow, wondering who I was talking about. "The cute little girl."
"Oh, Anna. I guess so…" I smiled at that. It was good knowing some things didn't change. "What about you, Bella?"
It was my turn to raise an eyebrow and wonder what he meant.
"What about me?"
"Do you still have a crush on me?"
It was a silly question, especially because he had to know the answer to it. I don't think I ever had only a crush on him. What I felt for him was always much stronger than that.
"You know what I feel for you is much more than just a crush, Edward."
He nodded, seemingly satisfied with my answer.
"Then come here." He stretched his hand for me to take it and I looked at it for a few seconds before reaching out for him
My gaze locked with his as he pulled me closer to him again. I had missed him so much! Somehow I hadn't realized exactly just how much I had missed him before I got here and saw and touched him.
I felt oddly complete with him here. Without him it seemed like there was something missing somehow.
He slowly wrapped his arms around my waist. His eyes never left mine and I couldn't help thinking that even though we still had a lot of things to talk about and figure out this was definitely right.
Edward slowly leaned in to nuzzle my neck and kissed my cheek and like always I couldn't help sighing in pleasure and moving my hands to his chest.
"Edward…" I didn't know what I wanted to say. Being back in his arms felt so unbelievably good. It felt so right…
He touched his nose to mine in a little eskimo kiss that had me shivering.
"I really did miss you, Bella. I want you to come back home with me. I know I made a mistake, I know I exaggerated but being without you for these past few weeks has been hell. I love you and I'm hoping you still love me."
"I do. You know I do."
"Then isn't staying away from each other the worst thing we can do? We had time to think things over and realize we belong together. You wouldn't be here if you hadn't realized that as well. I made a mistake, Bella. Please forgive me and come back home with me. I'll do anything for you, you know that. I promise I'll make you happy again."
He looked straight at me, deep in my eyes, and I knew this was it. Yes or no. I had a decision to make.
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