Disclaimer: I do not own the characters, settings, etc. of the book Twilight/New Moon. The original characters and plot are the property of the brilliant Stephenie Meyer.
Takes place during New Moon. Bella has turned 18, and the incident with her birthday party never happened. Edward decides to leave Forks for a different reason. There may be lots of New Moon scenarios/dialogue throughout the story, but this is just a different twist on the book as a whole.
"Keep your eyes closed, Bella," Edward ordered as he led her up the stairs to her bedroom, his hands covering her eyes.
"Having me walk upstairs with my eyes closed is not a very smart thing to do, Edward. It's just a broken limb waiting to happen," Bella said as she walked clumsily up the steps.
"I won't let you fall," Edward assured her, placing his cool hand on the small of her back.
Immediately, her heart began to race. She blushed and cleared her throat uncomfortably. She was relieved, like she had been so many times before in situations like this, that he could not read her thoughts.
"Just a few more steps...Okay. Stop, but keep your eyes closed," he said when they reached the threshold of her bedroom. He took her face in his hands and ever so gently, lowered his mouth to capture hers in a short, but sensual kiss.
"Is this my surprise?" She whispered, nuzzling his neck with her nose.
"Do you think that I'm that unoriginal?" Edward asked, chuckling softly.
Bella lowered her head, laughing.
"Open your eyes," he whispered softly in her ear, sending shivers down the length of Bella's entire body.
She looked around her bedroom, puzzled. Nothing was out of the ordinary.
"Um..." she looked at Edward questioningly.
He smiled her favorite crooked smile.
"Just listen," he said as he strode over to her stereo and popped in a CD. Softly, she heard the tinkling of a piano begin to play a very soothing, familiar tune.
"My lullaby?" She asked, breathless.
"You said you didn't like people spending money on you, so I knew buying you a piano and playing these songs for you was out of the question," he teased.
"I love it," she told him.
"Happy birthday, Bella." He walked over to her with such an intense look in his eyes that it made her knees tremble and her mouth go dry.
"Dance with me," he said as he took her hand and put it around his neck. He held her body close to his as they swayed to the beat. She could have stayed like this forever, perfectly content.
Her lullaby ended, but they were still in each other's arms. Edward pulled away from Bella slightly, and kissed the tip of her nose.
"Will you stay with me tonight?" She asked.
"Charlie– " he started.
"–Was called into work on short notice. He'll be gone all night," Bella finished for him.
He contemplated her request for a moment.
"I'll stay," he whispered, as he kissed her forehead.
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