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Ch2 Sleeping Beauty
Edward and I were laying in our meadow. It was a beautiful day, the wild blossoms were back. I could smell their heavenly fragrance. But I knew something, or rather someone, that smelled even better- Edward.
I rolled toward him, reaching my arms up around his neck. I pulled my nose along his neck, breathing in his sweet scent. It was, as always, delicious. "Mmmmm, Edward, you smell so good." I whispered into his neck. Then I pressed my lips to his, giving in to my repressed feelings.
To my pleasant surprise, instead of pulling away, he kissed me back. Hereally kissed me back. I could feel my pulse begin to race, my blood responding to his touch as he embraced my body. I decided to capitalize on his momentary weakness.
I rolled onto my back, bringing with me. It was all so perfect. It felt so right. What was I waiting for? I suddenly couldn't remember. I arched back, inviting him to kiss my neck. He obliged in a most pleasant way.
As his kissing became more aggressive, I was afraid at any moment he would pull away, as he always did. "Please," Edward, I whispered, "I want this now. I want you."
Edward moved his mouth from my collarbone back to my lips. He melted into me. Parting my lips, his cool tongue began to dance with mine. Passion and desire consumed me. Yes! I cried in my mind, I can't wait any more!
Suddenly Edward was gone. I was alone in the clearing, breathing heavily. "Edward?" I called. There was no reply, no sound at all. "Edward? Where are you?" I was beginning to panic, something was wrong. I ran around the edge of the clearing, searching the forest for any trace of him. It was as though he had never been there.
"Bella," Relief washed over me as I heard my name, but when I spun around, it wasn't Edward.
"Jacob? What are you doing here?" I asked, surprised. Jacob didn't even know where the meadow was. All at once, I wasn't in the meadow, I was on the beach at La Push.
"Bella, I'm here for you." he said to me.
"Not now, Jake, I'm looking for Edward." I was confused, what was going on?
"Bella, you don't need him, you have me, your sunshine." Jake replied.
I started to get irritated, "Go away, Jake. I need to find Edward!"
Suddenly his arms were around me, "No, Jake I made my choice, let me go." He pressed his lips to mine. I was engulfed in the heat of his body. My body began to melt in response.
"Don't worry, Bella, he won't find us."
NO! I cried out to myself. I love Edward! You can't do this!
"He won't bother us ever again."
I was now outside my body, watching in horror as I kissed Jake. Then we began to do more than kiss. . .
I sat up, suddenly surrounded by darkness. Then I felt Edward's cool arms around me, his familiar sent in my nose. I buried my face in his chest, filling my senses with him. "Edward, you're here!" I cried. Where had he gone?
"Always," He replied gently.
"You were gone!" I cried, confused. "I couldn't find you, then Jake. . ." I couldn't finish the horrible thought, I collapsed, sobbing against his stone chest.
"Shhh, my love, shhhh," Edward soothed, gently stroking my hair, kissing my forehead. "It was only a dream. I never left. I'm here, Sweet Bella, I'm here." He turned my face to his and began to gently brush my tears away with his cool fingertips. He kissed the tears from my eyes.
Just a dream, Edward is here, everything is fine. All I could say out loud was, "Oh, Edward."
He leaned down and kissed me sweetly. I was awash in relief and comfort. He whispered in my ear, "Better?"
"Yes, much," I agreed. "Edward, I had the most horrible dream!" Then I remembered how it had started, " Well, at first it wasn't so horrible, quite nice actually." I felt him smile against my hair. I pulled back and saw it was crooked.
"Youheard?" I asked, mortified, what had I been saying?
"Actually," Edward looked away from me, "I participated in that bit."
"What?" I asked, trying to understand. "You mean that part was real? You were. . . in my sleep?" I hoped desperately he hadn't heard some of the other dreams I'd had lately.
"I'm so sorry, Bella," He pled for forgiveness, it was obvious this was the first time. "You were just so. . ." He paused.
"Insistent?" I supplied, remembering my behavior in the dream.
Edward smiled again, "Well, yes, but that's no excuse for,"
I stopped him by placing a finger gently to lips, this wasn't his fault. "I see we were having the same dream," Remembering, I became lost in his topaz eyes. Could I tell him I had changed my mind, even if it was only a dream? No, not after all he had done so we could wait.
"We were married," I lied, looking away, so he wouldn't see. "I suppose I can forgive you this once," I said smiling. Especially since I instigated the whole thing, I thought. Then I remembered why I had panicked. "But, you were gone so suddenly. Did you pull away?" I wondered if that was why my dream had changed. Obviously, the real Edward would have pulled away long before dream Edward had disappeared.
"Actually, Charlie woke up to use the bathroom. If I hadn't heard him coming up the stairs. . ." He shook his head in dismay.
I was surprised I had actually been able to seduce him, "I'm really that good?" I asked.
Edward smiled his crooked smile, brushing some hair away from my face. "You have no idea."
I saw the situation and laughed, "I guess I don't." He cringed at being reminded I was unconscious while I seduced him. I didn't want him to feel bad. I pulled his face back around to mine. "But I will," I said, lacing my words with promise for our future.
Edward smiled again, kissing my forehead. Apparently, he could wait for the future.
"And the nightmare?" He asked. I grimaced, remembering the rest of the dream.
"What did you hear?" I asked. How much do I have to explain? I thought.
"Well, you were calling for me, I guess because I had so suddenly left the bed." He paused, taking a breath. "Then you called for Jake." His voice broke, and so did my heart.
"Oh, Edward! I'm so sorry!"I cried softly. How could I cause him any more pain? "I wasn't calling for Jake!" I explained, hoping he would understand, "While I was looking for you, he just appeared. He said he was there for me. I told him I needed to find you, but he kept insisting that he was there. I started to feel like he had done something. That you couldn't come back." I paused, he didn't need to know the rest, "That's when I woke up."
Relief flooded Edward's face. "Oh, Bella," He gasped, kissing me, reminding me again of the first part of my dream.
As he pulled away, like I knew he would, being real Edward, not dream Edward, I smiled reassuringly at him. "I'm sorry you were worried, Edward, but really you should know better." I wanted him to be sure of me, as I was of him, "You're my life. You're in my every thought. Of course I dream of you!" I reached out and gently stroked his cool cheek. He leaned into my hand.
"You're right, I should have known better," He agreed, I hoped I had made myself clear. "And you should get back to sleep." He continued, "I promise to behave myself this time."
"I don't," I said fully intending to take advantage of dream Edward as soon as possible.
"You're cruel," He joked.
"Hey, I can't help it if my finance inspires me with. . .vivid dreams." I said. I might be waiting for my wedding, but a girl can have fantasies. "He's unbearably attractive," I stated the obvious.
Edward laughed, his eyes filling with joy, "As are you, my love, as are you." He began to hum softly and soon I was drifting back into sleep. My dreams were full of him, as usual.
When I woke in the morning, I noticed he had on the same clothes. He must have stayed the whole night, watching over me in case of more nightmares. I was once again touched by his concern for me. He was truly my guardian angel. I wondered if I had vocalized anymore of my dreams. He didn't say anything about more dreams. I pretended that meant I hadn't shared anymore of them out loud. In truth, I didn't want to know if I had. I knew he liked hearing me talk, and as long as I didn't say anything to hurt him, I didn't mind if he listened.
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