A/N: So I'm going to miss this story. Thank you to everyone that has stuck through till the end, all 11 chapters and the epilogue. I have a tendency to make my stories short. I don't feel the need to drag it out longer than it needs to be. Thanks for being awesome reviewers and I'm going to miss ya'll. :) Check out my new story, All the Pretty Corpses.
Disclaimer: I don't own Twilight.
Edward opened the door to his Volvo for me. I continued to sit in the seat, my arms crossed over my chest glaring in front of me. The press was going crazy taking pictures of us as Edward handed me his hand. I looked up at him and shook my head. He smiled before leaning over.
"Bella, love, " Edward whispered in my ear. "If you don't willing get out of the car I'll carry you out of there." He kissed my cheek.
I continued to glare at him as he unbuckled my seatbelt for me. He smiled at me as he held out his hand. The seatbelt retracted and hit the side of the car. I sighed deeply before giving him my normal hand. He kissed it gently, his eyes never leaving me. I pulled my leg and my cast out of the car as he helped me to my feet. His arm wrapped around my waist and pushed me closer to him.
We walked in an awkward stride as we headed down the red carpet to the hotel entrance. Cameras were flashing and people were yelling out to us, asking us questions. I smiled shyly and looked at Edward, he was smiling at them, but his eyes were on me. I blushed and looked away.
Two door handlers opened the door for us. I smiled at them and mumbled a small "thank you," they nodded at me and Edward. The air conditioner was on high and I could feel the cold air run against my bare shoulders and arms. I moved my shoulders in reflex. Edward looked down at me, his beautiful topaz eyes shining.
"Are you cold?" He asked as we headed down the lobby.
"No," I lied. He smiled down at me before giving me a kiss on the cheek. I blushed and looked away.
"Thank you for coming." He smiled down at me.
"You act like I had a choice." I mumbled.
"What were you going to do when it time to go to the ball?" Edward asked. Moving his hand from my waist and turning me so I was staring at him.
"I don't know get attacked by your ex manager, break my leg and wrist, study for exams…" I mumbled.
"Why are you so against this Bella?" Edward asked resting his finger on my cheek. I looked up at him, his topaz eyes were shining at me.
I frowned the guilt sinking in. "It's not only that I hate dancing, but look at me Edward." I moved my hands up and down my body. I was still bruised from the attack; my right foot was in a two in cast; my left foot was in a six inch stiletto, and my left wrist was in an arm brace. The dress was baby blue and went below my knees, the back was cut out and the straps that covered the front of my body wrapped around my neck. It reminded me of a sundress that I had when I was five.
"You look beautiful." He whispered kissing my cheek.
I smiled up at him. "Can we get this over with?" I begged.
Edward laughed before wrapping his hand around my waist again. He kissed the top of my head. I wrapped my good arm around his waist as we walked the rest of the way to the ball room. Two doormen opened the door for us. I mumbled a small thank you before looking at the room where the ball was being held. My eyes widened and my mouth dropped.
The dance floor was crowded with people in elegant dresses dancing. Food was laid out on tables with white tablecloths, servers dressed up in tuxedos serving them. The people that weren't dancing stood to the side and talked in small groups, laughing with each other. I looked up at Edward. He was smiling down at me.
"I don't know think I can do this…"I whispered before looking back at the dancing crowd.
"Don't worry I won't let anything or anyone hurt you." He whispered back to me before grabbing my hand. He led me down the dance floor, awkwardly. A few people stared at us as he twirled me onto the dance floor. I let out a small yelp, praying that I didn't fall. He caught me quickly and brought me close to him. He held my good hand in the air and made me wrap the bad hand around his waist.
"That was scary." I mumbled leaning my head onto his tux jacket.
He laughed as we swayed back and forth, every now and then he would twirl me around or dip me, each time I would let out a small yelp or scream, getting a huge smile from Edward. We spent the night dancing and laughing. Every now and then he would stop and get me a glass of punch or something to eat.
We were standing by the punch table, talking quietly to each other. I took a sip of the red liquid as he ran his fingers over my cheek, moving my hair out of my face. My hair didn't want to stay in place, no matter how much gel and hair spray Alice used in it. He kissed the top of my head and then moved his lips over my ear.
"Do you want to try out one of your theories tonight?" He whispered coolly in my ear.
I blinked twice, not knowing where he was hinting at. My eyes widened when I realized what he was talking about. I started to choke on the punch, grabbing a napkin and putting over my mouth so I didn't get any on Edward. Edward grabbed my shoulder and kept on asking if I was alright. I nodded as I continued to choke.
"I'm fine." I finally breathed, waving his hand away.
He stopped freaking out when I started to breathe normal. "Are you sure you're ok?"
I nodded. "You just caught me off guard." I mumbled blushing.
He laughed before kissing the top of my head. "The offers still open if you want to take it." Edward persisted.
I took a deep breath before nodding. "I would love to try out my theory with my theory with you Edward."
He laughed softly before kissing my lips, his fingers wrapping around mine. I smiled softly as I continued to kiss him. It started out a stupid little interview that I never wanted to do and ended in true love and the lost of two peoples' virtues.
A/N: So what do you guys think? I thought it would be cute to bring up the conversation about the theories and vampires gaining energy out of sex. No lemon. No sequel, just this. And thank goodness. Whew! I'm going to miss ya'll and this story. It was fun to write. :) Check out All the Pretty Corpses. Please? You know you want to! You really do! Yup.
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