|Only In Hollywood
Author: Kim Ginsberg PM
Bella and her friends are on Spring Break in LA. One collision changes her life. E/B AHRated: Fiction M - English - Family/Romance - Bella & Edward - Chapters: 35 - Words: 110,984 - Reviews: 1,486 - Favs: 634 - Follows: 880 - Updated: 05-17-13 - Published: 07-20-12 - id: 8340349
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A/N: The damn plot bunnies have attacked again. Here's a new fic I have been playing around with. Let me know what you think.
I want to thank iloveedward12, flamingpen18, hapakids, and Teamhotmen and EmmaLee Rose for for pre-reading. This will be un beta'd.
SM owns, they just play in my world.
Warning- Please either pee first, or get on your shanties(ShamWow panties) in case of laughing so hard, you pee your pants! LOL
Possible tissue warning for you saps. LOL
"Whatever you say, Edward." Eric presses a few more keys then shuts the laptop and follows Uncle Jay and I into the living room where we hang out the rest of the night.
The week after my so called mother is arrested is crazy. The article Eric and Tyler put out went over well. They got replies in their emails supporting me and what happened. People were outraged that a parent could do that to their own flesh and blood. A few reporters have been lurking in front of the building, but are told we don't live here. It works since neither of our names are on the condos. Cullen is, and they don't know that that is the guys' real last name. How they don't know, I truly can't answer. We are just grateful that they don't know the truth.
Edward and Jasper sneak off to the set in their cars with dark tinted windows. They leave so early anyways that it really doesn't matter. The paps don't get here till they are long gone. The girls, Em, Sue and I make sure dad is being taken care of. Leah and Seth come a few times and week and we hang out and watch movies or just talk with each other. Dad and Sue seem to spend a lot of time talking with each other. He has been sitting in the kitchen while she cooks, or in his room sitting on the bed and just reminiscing about the old days. It seems when they spend time together that he gets his old spark back in his eyes, and smiles more.
I can't wait for next week, he finally gets to go to physical therapy for his shoulder, and then maybe he can start to get out of the house more. Even if he seems he's OK being here, he looks like he really wants to get out of the house. Esme has made all of us girls spa appointments for this weekend and I am looking forward to getting out of the house and relaxing with my friends. Carlisle has said he will stay with dad since Em and Seth have football practice, Leah and Sue have to go do something for Leah's school, Jas and Edward have to be on set, and Esme and us girls will all be at the spa.
When I can get away from everyone, I am writing on my new MacBook. No one knows yet, and I think I am going to keep it to myself for now. Edward said to write the next great american novel, so that is my plan. I will show people when it's done. I don't think I could take it if people see it and say it sucks. I want it all written and edited before anyone sees it.
Edward's birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and I don't know what to get him. Maybe after the spa we can go look around for something while we are out. The week flies by and soon it is Friday night and everyone is at our house for family pizza and movie night. We have been spending more nights together as a family, whether I am cooking, or Sue and Esme. We eat pizza and watch Transformers. The movie ends at eleven when Carlisle's pager goes off.
"I'll be right back, I need to call the hospital," he says as he takes out his cell and dials while he walks over to the balcony and heads outside.
"I wonder why they are calling?" Esme inquires.
"I'm sure we will find out when he comes back in," I reply. We just lounge while we wait for him to come back into the living room and let us know what is going on. We all look up as he walks back into the room looking sad.
"What's wrong, Carlisle?"
"I have to go into the hospital, we are understaffed and a large bus accident is on their way. It's all hands on deck. I will be back as soon as I can, but don't think it will be in time for you girls to leave for the spa."
"He can hang out with Jas and I on set if you don't get back in time, Dad," Edward answers. "He can use my chair and hang out with us. He said he wanted to check out the set one day anyways, so this will be OK and work out." Carlisle turns to dad in question.
"What do you think, Charlie? You up to hang with the guys on set if I can't get back?" he asks.
"Edward is right, I did ask to go visit one day. It's fine with me to go hang out with my boys for the day. I'm sure if I get tired Edward of Jasper will let me hang in their trailers and rest."
"There are beds and couches in them, so that's fine with me, Charlie," Jasper replies.
"Cool, I'm glad Esme are Carlisle were going to stay anyways. There's no way that Esme should be driving home this late by herself, it's not safe." I watch Esme cover dad's hand with hers and smile.
"Thanks for the concern, Charlie, but I am a big girl and can handle myself."
"We will test that when I am better, then I will train you and give you some self defense just in case. All three of my girls can take care of themselves if they need to. I want you to be able to too if need be. I know Carlisle works a lot, and I want you to be prepared if necessary."
"We will see when you are better. Just get better first, then we can see what I know."
"I am off for the hospital. Everyone be careful tonight and tomorrow. I will be back as soon as I can," Carlisle says as he puts on his light jacket and walks to the door.
"We will, Dad. Just be careful, and if none of us are here when you get back, go to your room and sleep while the house is quiet, and we will see you when we get back," Edward says.
"Thanks, son. Love you all." He walks out after a chorus of 'I love you's' follows him to the elevator. We all pitch in and clean up the food and drinks and head to bed, knowing we all have to be up early to hit the road for where we are going. Edward surprises me by climbing into bed naked, while looking me up and down like I am something to eat.
"What's got that wild look in your eyes, baby?" I ask.
"I want you, and I want you now," he growls out as he grabs me and places me underneath him. I can only squeak in reply as he takes my lips in a bruising kiss. I moan out as he cradles my face in his hands and deepens the kiss. He slowly slides his hands down my neck to my shoulders to slide my tank top down my shoulders and arms. I arch up into his chest and groan into his mouth as his hands run over my now erect nipples.
"Oh God," I moan.
"Not God, Edward," he replies and slides his tongue down my neck and into my collar bones. He reaches down and pulls my boy shorts down my legs and kicks them off with his feet, then settles into the crook of my legs. I can feel how hard he is and I am drenched by his eagerness at his want for me. We make slow, sweet love, but with an intensity that had never been there before, until the wee hours of the morning. Both of us sighing as we hit our peaks simultaneously. We fall into bed next to each other, and fall asleep in each others arms.
I wake up at o'dark thirty and head to the other side of the condo to see if dad has come back and to get Charlie up. I quietly open the door to my parents room and find my mom curled into a ball, and alone in the bed. I close the door, and head for Charlie. I knock quietly and wait to see if I can hear anything on the other side.
"Come in," I hear grumbled from the other side of the door. I open the door to see Charlie sitting up on the side of the bed looking at me.
"Are you able to get yourself dressed? Do you need help with anything?" I ask.
"I want to try myself. Why don't you go get ready and come back and check on me and see if I can do it."
"Whatever you want, Charlie. I'm gonna go grab a quick shower and come back and check on you."
"You got it, kid." I close the door and leave him to it. I shower, get dressed and start a pot of coffee, then walk back to him to find him dressed except for socks and shoes.
"You did it, Charlie," I praise him.
"All except for the socks and shoes," he smiles.
"Let's go into the living room, and I will help you put those on as the coffee finishes." I help him up, grab his socks and shoes and walk slowly with him into the living room. I sit on the coffee table and help him with his socks and shoes, and walk into the kitchen for some coffee.
"Are you hungry, son?" Charlie asks.
"Not really. Some coffee will do me fine till later. Plus, the craft services on this film rock. They have anything, and everything you could want to eat or drink."
"That good?" he asks.
"Oh yeah! We get everything from steak to lobster."
"Then I will only have coffee too. I wanna see what they have to eat when we get there."
"Trust me, Charlie, you are not gonna wanna come home. The food is that good, just don't tell Bella," I whisper conspiratorially. He laughs at me as I hand him a cup of coffee in a travel mug made the way he likes it, black. I grab my travel mug and we head down to get Jasper. He climbs on as the doors open to his floor. He smiles at us as we head into the garage. We climb into Jasper's BMW and head out to the set.
We check in with security, explaining who Charlie is and head for set. I take Charlie with me to hair and makeup and he sits and watches the girls work on Jas and I, smirking when the makeup is applied.
"What's so funny, Chief?" Jas asks.
"I just never thought I would see my boys in makeup, my girls yes, but not you boys," he plays.
"Pffft. Whatever," I playfull roll my eyes. "You would wear it too if you got paid like I do to wear it," I snark back.
"Do I wanna know, kid?"
"I'm making more on this one, than all five of the Daybreak movies put together."
"And just how much is that?"
"Five million," I whisper.
"Jasper?" he asks.
"Same," he answers.
"So you can take care of my girls for the rest of your lives with just this one movie?"
"Yep," I reply.
"Do you still have money left over from those Daybreak movies?"
"Most of it, actually. I bought the house in LA and the condo here, a few cars and put the rest in the bank."
"Didn't you say that this shoot was only six weeks?"
"So that's almost a million a week?" he asks incredulously.
"It is, Bella will never want for anything. I will always take care of her in whatever she needs, be it material or emotionally."
"You are a good man, son. I know you will, as will Jas and Em. My girls will be well taken care of by you three."
"Always," Jas reiterates.
"You both as done," my makeup artist, Kelly says.
"Thanks, Kell. I am going to take Charlie with me to set and show him around. See you there."
"Sure thing, Edward." Jas, Charlie and I head to set where we show him around the sound stage, dressing rooms, and such. We walk over to the chairs that are set up and we leave him there while we head to wardrobe to get dressed. I walk back on set to find Charlie looking around as the light and sound people all make sure everything is ready for the shoot. I walk up behind him and look around like he is, I don't think I've ever taken the time to just sit back and watch just how many people are involved in a movie shoot.
"It takes all these people to make a movie?" he asks in shock.
"And more," I reply.
"Yeah, they need to edit and do the sound effects and such, it's called post production. It takes more months to finish in a studio, than it takes to shoot it."
"That's crazy," he murmurs.
"Edward! Jasper!" the director calls out as he walks over to us.
"What's up, Ben?" I ask.
"The law enforcement rep had to quit and fly home this morning, I need to find one ASAP. I don't wanna film without one. I want this to be as authentic as I possibly can get."
"Aren't you that southie kid from that smart kid movie?" Charlie blurts out.
"How do you know who I am?" Ben asks.
"I have three daughters. I am sure I've seen a magazine with your picture on it at one point."
"I am. I have two girls of my own, so I know what you mean."
"Oh shit!" I hiss. "I forgot to introduce you both. Ben Affleck, meet Chief Charlie Swan, my almost father-in-law. Charlie, meet the director Ben Affleck."
"Chief?" Ben asks.
"Chief," Charlie repeats as he points to his arm. "I was shot a few weeks ago in the line of duty. Edward and my daughter have been taking care of me. Him and Jas brought me today since no one was going to be home. I hope you don't mind."
"I don't mind, but... I will give it to you straight Chief Swan, I need a law enforcement officer on set, how would you like the job?"
"I need to start physical therapy next week, and I can't exert myself just yet."
"What if we bought your physical therapist here to work with you in between takes, and at lunch, and you could sit in a chair most of the time till you are feeling better?"
"What do you make at your job?"
"Fifty thousand a year."
"What if I said you'd make a hundred thousand?"
"In six weeks?" Charlie chokes out. "I don't know, Mr. Affleck."
"It's Ben, and fine, a hundred and fifty thousand since it's last minute."
"I'd need to ask my doctor."
"I'm sure dad will say it's fine, Charlie." I pick up my cell and dial to make sure.
"What's up, Edward? I'm just getting to your condo now."
"Good, I'm glad you are safe. I have a question for you about Charlie?"
"Ummm. I don't know if I can answer it, son."
"He wants to know if he can sit in a chair and help out my director with the law enforcement stuff. The other guy quit and Ben needs someone now. He said he can work from the chair, and he will bring in a physical therapist to work with him on set."
"As long as he does his physical therapy, I don't see why not."
"Thanks, Dad. Go sleep. Love you."
"Love you too, Edward. See you when you get home." We hang up and I grin at the men in front of me.
"He says as long as he does his physical therapy, he doesn't see why not if he's not exerting himself, and is sitting," I answer their unasked question.
"So what do you say, Charlie? Am I ordering you your own chair?" Ben teases.
"You really wanna pay me a hundred and fifty thousand dollars for only six weeks worth of work?"
"Yes. You can also tell craft services if you want something specific to eat or drink too."
"Ohhh, perks," Charlie laughs out.
"Whatever you want, Charlie. I need you."
"Can I steal your young, hot wife?" he asks, wiggling his eyebrows.
"Not on your life. Her and the kids are my everything."
"Fair enough. I will agree to do this since my sons are working on it too."
"Thank you so much, you don't know how you are saving me."
"Now I'm hungry, Edward. Where's the food?" Charlie asks me as Ben walks away.
"Let's go find the food, Kelly can touch up my makeup when we start to film." Jas, Charlie and I head for the craft service tent and food. We eat and head back to set and film a few scenes. Charlie stops and gives us direction on what real law enforcement would do, say, and look like. We go back and do another take and when Ben calls cut, and looks up at us and grins, then turns to Charlie and looks at him in awe.
"Dude, you are so worth all that money I agreed to pay you. I will keep using you for any law enforcement movie I do."
"Just wait until I take those boys to the shooting range and teach them to do it properly."
"Take them on the movie. I want them trained from the best."
"If you think I'm good, you should see my girls shoot," Charlie beams.
"Your girls shoot too?"
"Yeah," I laugh out. "The girls kicked our asses in shooting games at Disneyland."
"Nice, do they want parts in this movie too?" Ben inquires.
"Bella wants none of Hollywood," I answer. "So, probably not. But maybe Ali and Rose would."
"Not Ali, she's concentrating on her clothing line. Rose and Em are setting up their auto shop, so she might not have time," Jas adds. "We can ask later when we go home if you want, Ben."
"Ask all three of them for me."
"We will ask them at dinner, Ben."
"We are wrapped for the day, see you three tomorrow. Bring the girls if they want to come check out the set."
"Thanks, Ben. Goodnight," I say as Jas, Charlie and I walk back to wardrobe to change back into our clothes and head home.
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