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The fight for you is all I've ever known
So come home

- OneRepublic

Chapter 6

Bella POV

I was soaked to the bone as I returned to my apartment, my shoes squeaking under my feet on the linoleum as I walked through the hall.

"Liz?" I called out. No answer. "Treese?" Nothing.

I guessed my roommates had left while I had escorted Edward out to his car. I shrugged and went into the bathroom, opening the towel cabinet. I took notice of the girls' hair styling products littered all over the counter, and realized they had gone out downtown again tonight.

I began to wring out my hair with a fluffy blue towel as I walked into my bedroom, shutting the door behind me. My dead heart sank into my stomach as I recalled the events of earlier this evening. Edward had only been trying to apologize to me, and I had been awful to him. And that kiss – my God, that kiss. I hadn't intended to allow him to do such a thing, but I somehow felt I needed to know if I really did still love him, or just loved the idea of him. I wrapped the towel around my shoulders as I walked over to the window, staring out into the night, watching the rain splatter against the window pane.

I tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong
Black and white didn't fit you
And all along, you were shaded with patience, your strokes of everything that I need just to make it

I knew in my heart that I missed Edward -- terribly. I had grown numb to that particular feeling over the years, but now that he was here, and as I had touched and smelled him, the feeling resurfaced to overwhelm me. My love for him made me so weak that I was torn between wanting to put up a fight and wanting to give in to him completely and forget the last five years ever happened, but too much has happened. I lost too much to ever forget.

Lord knows I'll fail you time and again,
But you and me we're alright

A streak of lightning flashed through the sky and my eyes immediately darted toward the sidewalk. There was someone standing there, staring up at me. I recognized the grey pea coat and the hunched over stance he had whenever he had his hands shoved in his pockets. It was Edward.

We won't say our goodbyes you know it's better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that's right
All we need, all we need, a lover's alibi

Edward POV

I stood on the sidewalk across from her building, in the pouring rain, as soon as she disappeared. My heart leaped in my chest as I saw her appear in the window of her bedroom. Little did she know, I'd been standing out here every night since I arrived, watching her, waiting for the right moment. It was a stroke of luck that I found her in that diner the other night.

Suddenly, she was no longer standing in her window. My breathing came shallow – had she seen me watching her? Panic began to set in, but then the front door of the apartment building burst open, and she came running towards me at human speed. She stopped just short of the curb, a mere six inches from me. Her golden eyes were smoldering, love, lust and anger all swirling in them.

Lord knows I'll fail you time and again,
But you and me we're alright

"Edward," she began. "I'm sorry, I –"

"Bella, don't," I began, taking a step toward her. I extended my hand out, and she enclosed hers around it, and I yanked her to me, her chest pressed against mine. I rested my forehead against hers and whispered, "This isn't over for me." I lightly stroked her cheek with my fingers, and she immediately relaxed in my arms.

We won't say our goodbyes you know its better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that's right
All we need all we need, a lover's alibi

Her eyes opened, the fire in them glowing in the darkness. I didn't even notice the rain drops falling down my face. Her face was inches from mine, her cool breath sweeter than I remembered as it washed over my face.

Every single day that I can breathe, you changed my philosophy
I'm never gonna let you pass me by

She nuzzled my nose with the tip of hers, and froze, as if she realized exactly what she was doing. She pulled away slightly, staring at me. My hand snaked up to the back of her head and my fingers lost themselves in her hair.

So don't say your goodbyes you know its better that way
We won't break, we won't die
It's just a moment of change
All we are, all we are, is everything that's right
All we need, all we need, a lover's alibi

I pushed her head forward and crashed my lips against hers, vigorously kissing her. Her resolve melted away and her arms wrapped around my neck, kissing me back just as hard. Her cold tongue traced my lower lip and I deepened the kiss, moaning once again at the fact that I could kiss her the way I'd always wanted to kiss her. I could grasp her tighter and not have to hold back anymore.

I picked her up and pressed her against the brick wall of the building behind us, and ground my pelvis into her, growling slightly. I heard a muffled sigh escape her lips as I nibbled on her lower lip, and trailed my kisses down her neck, wanting terribly to rip her clothes from her body and take her right there.

Bella POV

Kissing him felt so right, so natural, that even though my brain was screaming at me to fight, my heart melted at his touch. His cold lips felt warm against my skin, and his hands left trails of electricity wherever they traveled. I moaned into the darkness as he kissed and nipped my neck.

"Edward," I cried, burying my hands in his now soaked hair and reluctantly pulling his head away from my skin. He looked into my eyes, searching them. "We should go inside." He nodded in agreement.

Within seconds, we were inside and in my bedroom, the door shut and locked. I tore his soaked shirt from his torso and threw it across the room. He pinned me up against the door, taking my hands in his and raising my arms above my head. He kept my hands locked there with one of his, and then hitched my leg up around his hips and his mouth closed over mine. My body felt as though molten lava was coursing through my veins. This man would be my undoing.

I wrenched my hands from his grip and pushed him onto the bed, and then climbed on top of him, grunting and then slapping his face. He tore my shirt from my body and threw it toward the closet, and then flipped us over so that he was on top. I gently wrapped my hand around his throat as he leaned down to kiss me. I was on fire, both with lust and anger, and I intended to put at least one of those fires out.

I latched onto his back with my fingernails and put him on his back, kissing down his chest and swiftly undoing his belt and yanking his trousers from lower half. His arousal was evident as I stared down at his pale, naked form. I wanted to weep at the beauty of this Greek god – this god that was in love with me. My mouth continued its worship and he sucked in a sharp breath when I took his hardness into my hand.

Looking him in the eye, I ran my tongue up the underside and he moaned softly. His eyes pleaded with me to continue, and I enclosed his tip in my mouth, and began sucking back and forth, taking him all the way down into my throat, thankful that my gag reflex ceased to exist. I continued torturing him, smirking at the sounds he was making, even though they were ungodly sexy.

"God," he huffed, gripping the sheets at his sides. His head fell back, exposing his luscious throat.

Edward POV

This woman was going to be the death of me. I was sure of it. Her lips tasted like sweet strawberry candy and I honestly could not get enough of her. Her ministrations on my member were excruciating and I fought my animal instincts to ravish her. As I stared down at her beautiful face with her mouth around my cock, everything around me fell away, and it was just us, floating in negative space.

I grabbed her hair and pulled her off of me and crashed my lips against hers, a small moan escaping her lips. I grabbed her by the shoulders and threw her down on her back, and then got on all fours, and began to slowly crawl up her body like a lion, brushing my lips against her skin every so often, which would cause her entire body to shudder.

"You weren't kidding when you compared yourself to a lion," she giggled.

I smirked as I continued my ascent. I licked and kissed on her stomach, and grasped one of her perfect breasts in my right hand, kneading it gently. My mouth enclosed her nipple and I gently flicked my tongue back and forth over it, causing it to harden. Bella moaned at the sensation, and my left hand clasped onto her other breast.

I quickly found myself on my back again and Bella straddled my pelvis, her wet center pressed against my hardened member. She gently rocked back and forth, covering it in her slickness, and my hands grabbed her hips and aided her in her movements. Her closeness caused my body to tremble. My cock twitched as she slid me slowly inside her, and I felt enveloped in this great warmth.

Bella began to rock her hips back and forth, one hand grasping mine and holding it to one side, the other hand splayed out on my chest for leverage. She began to ride me hard, and angrily, and a guttural moan emitted from her throat at each thrust. She seemed frustrated, and I was more than willing to relieve her of that. Her hand moved up from my chest and closed gently around my throat, but then she slightly increased the pressure. I found it incredibly arousing.

I flipped her over onto her back and began thrusting into her, gentle at first, and then going harder and deeper. She moaned loudly and raked her fingernails down my back, cutting my skin and venom began to seep out of the wounds. I kissed her hard as I thrust into her, and my mouth traveled down her neck. My tongue traced her collarbone, and then traveled up to where her neck and shoulder met, and clamped down with my teeth. She screamed in absolute pleasure as my bite came simultaneously with her orgasm. I panted and moaned with her, the pleasure building.

She flipped us over and continued to ride me until my back arched and I exploded within her, a primal scream echoing throughout the room. She collapsed on top of me and I wrapped my arms around her, smoothing her disheveled hair.

"I love you," I whispered against her ear, and felt her body quiver in my arms. A whimper escaped her lips, and for a moment, I thought she was going to reply. Her thoughts were blank at the moment. I couldn't glean any information from them. "Bella, I need you. I can't live without you."

She raised her head and looked into my eyes. "I tried to live without you, but I felt this void inside of me. I need you, too, Edward." She kissed my lips and whispered against them: "I love you, too."

Hearing her say my name made my dead heart soar. I rolled onto our sides and pulled her close to me, breathing in her scent.

"I'm not going anywhere. I promise."