Sorry for the LONG wait. Life got in the way. I'm going to go in a little bit of a different direction than I originally intended but basically the same premise. Enjoy!
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I really don't know why I had agreed to this. Not even a vampire could cure my innate aversion to any form of grace, even if it was just my hands.
But the look in his eyes when he asked me if I wanted to learn, I could feel the enthusiasm coming from him and just couldn't deny him his fun. Plus, the love and strength I found in his eyes made me feel like I could do anything, as long as Edward was with me. So I said yes...
Edward immediately started teaching me scales, starting with c major. Thankfully I remembered how to read music, although I was a little rusty. Edward reminded me of the mnemonic devices and acronyms people used to remember how to read the staff. ( Every Good Boy Does Fine, FACE, All Cows Eat Grass, Good Boys Do Fine Always ) I couldn't help but laugh. They sounded so ridiculous in his smooth velvet voice. But with one stern look Edward got me back to our lesson.
" One, two, three, thumb under one, two, three, four, five. Go slow Bella. There's no need to rush," he whispered in my ear. "We have all the time in the world love," he said as his lips brushed against my jaw.
I closed my eyes and took a deep breath, trying to regain my composure as Edward began to kiss my neck. Now who was the one getting us off track?
"Edward. I'll never learn a thing if you keep doing that," I said slightly breathless. He laughed gently as he rested his forehead on my shoulder. As he pulled back he took my right hand from the keys to his lips, kissing my wrist lightly and then letting go.
"I'm sorry love. Shall we continue?" He asked amused.
"If you can behave yourself and stop dazzling me." I felt like I was a mother negotiating good behavior with a child. This was weird. I was normally the one in trouble for behavior.
"I will Bella. Try it again with the right hand"
I was getting better each time I played it. Edward showed me how to do how to play the major scales for G, D, A and E too. He taught me that the sharps go in the order F, C, G, D, A, E, B and you add a sharp every time time starting with G major. He mentioned a lot of other confusing stuff too. Stuff I wouldn't remember in five minutes. But I listened and absorbed the best I could. It was all pretty interesting actually. And Edward was a good teacher. After all, Edward was good at everything.
She was incredible. The most fascinating creature ever to walk the earth. I would show her how to play a scale and then she would try to mimic my movements. Her beautiful hands stumbling across the keys. Then she'd do it again with a bit more success, and again, and again. Each time getting better. Each time sitting up a little straighter, the hint of a smile on her face becoming a bit more pronounced. She always underestimated herself. Her intelligence, her beauty, her strength, her bravery, the hold she had on me. How could anyone not love someone as wonderful and adorable as her.
"...Edward. Edward! Are you okay?"
I was so lost in my thoughts of my angel that I had not heard her beautiful voice.
" Yes, That was much better love. But I think you've had enough of a lesson for today." I stood up quickly, pulling her off of the piano bench and into my arms.
"How would you like to go to our meadow?"