All characters belong to Stephenie Meyer
Edward and I had been so wrapped up with everything that had been happening, that we had spent little time together. The only time we seemed to ever talk was late at night before I would fall asleep. I missed him so much; it felt like I never saw him anymore. Though that was not true. We were constantly together. The problem was, we were never alone. If we all weren't trying to figure out what The Volturi were doing, we were discussing my change, and then there was the impending wedding to consider.
I just wanted a moment for us. I had a plan all devised, the perfect getaway. All I had to do was convince him of it…the hard part. I knew he missed being with me too. Sometimes at night even though he could tell I was exhausted he would keep talking, and not allow me to sleep. I never minded, but he always seemed upset the next day when I was groggy, and insisted that I go to bed that much earlier that night.
I had rented a cottage on the ocean, with the help of Alice, of course. It had to be secluded, and my funds were lacking after I had paid for my first semester of college. She was more than willing to assist me, and enlisted Jasper to help her find the perfect location. I had no worries. I knew what ever they had decided on would be exactly what I wanted and then some.
I was planning to make a long weekend of it. Just the two of us for four long beautiful days, I smiled involuntarily at the thought.
I was anxious, as I pulled up to the great white house afraid he would not go along with my plans. I could see no valid reason for him to deny me, but he was so over protective, and worried over everything.
I slowly made my way to his room and pushed the door open without knocking. I could hear music playing and knew if he had not heard me coming, he certainly had smelt me by now.
He was standing over by his stereo system looking through a few CD's when he turned and smiled at me. Though I tried to control my reaction, I became breathless as I took in his unearthly beauty, and I saw him chuckle as he walked slowly to my side.
"Hey beautiful." He whispered into my ear as gently placed kisses along my jaw.
"Hey yourself." I managed to choke out as I wrapped my arms around his neck breathing more rapidly.
He brought his face to mine and pressed his lips ever so softly against my mouth for a short moment then smiled. "To what do I owe this honor? I wasn't expecting you for a few more hours."
I had told Edward that I would be busy with Alice all morning, but in reality she and I had been packing for our little trip. She had, of course, forced me to pack the most impractical things insisting I would thank her later for forcing me to bring them. I simply scoffed at her and shoved the unwanted garments into my bag not wanting to argue.
"We got done early." I replied.
"How fortunate for me." He purred as he led me to the enormous bed that now occupied most of the space in his room.
He deftly picked me up by my waist, and laid me down on the bed. Slowly he crawled up my body causing my heart to race, as he lay ever so gently on top of me, his arms on either side of my head supporting him.
"What do you suppose we do with all this free time we now seem to have on our hands?" He questioned with an innocent expression as he played with a strand of my hair.
"Hmm?" I mumbled intoxicated by his scent.
He chuckled silently, and I quickly shook my head back and forth. "Umm…" I managed mutter.
"Yes." He encouraged as he moved one hand to the edge of my shirt where a small portion of skin was exposed, and rubbed circles with his thumb.
I closed my eyes trying to concentrate. "Well I was thinking…" My heart began to beat rapidly as I felt his lips on my collarbone moving slowly back and forth.
"You were thinking?" He asked as he moved to attack my neck with soft seductive kisses. I could hear the smile in his voice. He knew what he was doing to me, and he was enjoying it.
I snapped my eyes open and pushed against his chest with my hands. He instantly looked up at me with a triumphant smile plastered across his face. "Edward, stop it. It's not funny, and I have something I wanted to say."
"I'm sorry, love." He muttered trying not to smile. "Please continue."
I sighed. "Well like I was saying, I was thinking of something we could do." I started biting my lip.
I watched as he cocked his head to the side genuinely curious as he waited for me to explain.
"You have to promise me that you will consider it before you say no."
His eyes narrowed ever so slightly as his face became concerned, "I will do my best." He encouraged.
I took a deep breath, and exhaled sharply as I flushed ever so slightly. "I miss you." I began staring into his eyes. "I know we see each other everyday, but we never truly get to spend any time together, just the two of us. I just…I just…want some alone time with you." I pleaded.
He smiled and reached up to stroke my hair. "I miss you too." He verified whispering ever so softly. "But there's something more you wanted to say."
I frowned, he was entirely too good at reading my face now. He might as well be able to read my mind! I took a deep breath, "Well I kind of already arranged something for us. I rented a cottage on the ocean for a few days not too far from here. Alice doesn't see anything bad coming, and she can keep a look out if you're really worried. We'll take a cell phone just in case, two if it makes you feel better." I insisted trying to calm any reservations he might have.
I stared at him with pleading eyes as I continued in a soft voice, "I just really need this Edw…"
His lips were on mine just then cutting my sentence short. I could feel the urgency in them as he pressed his body closer to mine. I moaned ever so softly into his mouth as I wrapped my arms around his back tracing his spine.
All too soon he broke free and stared at me with eyes that were black fire. He grinned as we both tried to catch our breaths.
"When do we leave?"
I smiled hugely up at him, "How soon can you pack?"
He was a blur to me as I giggled watching him race around the room gathering his things. I had propped myself up on my elbows as I watched him speed around his room.
"We have the place for four days." I informed him so that he could pack enough clothing. "Don't worry about Charlie, or anything else for that matter. Alice and I took care of everything."
He stopped cold in his tracks and stared at me. "Is that what you and Alice were up to today?"
I smiled shyly, "Uh huh." I nodded, shrugging. He smiled in reply shaking his head and then returned to packing.
"Alice has the directions to the place in your car so whenever you're ready…"
He was at my side in an instant with a small black bag flung over his shoulder. He lifted me bridal style into this arms and kissed me once more on the lips.
I hardly had time to catch my breath before he was flying down the stairs and opening the door to his Volvo, placing me in. I looked into his eyes and giggled at the excitement I saw there.
All too quickly he was in the seat next to me pulling out of his garage.