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Love is a Battlefield.
Bella's Point of View.
I opened my eyes momentarily, smiling before closing them again as I buried my face into Edward's bare chest. His arms were wrapped around me protectively and I snuggled closer into the warmth of his hold. We had actually done it. We actually made love for the first time last night and I knew no words could explain how utterly amazing it was.
His arms tightened ever so slightly around me and my smiled widened. He was wake too. Edward, I thought happily before opening my eyes and lifting my head to meet his gaze. His green eyes were bright and he had a goofy smile plastered across his face. My breath caught in my throat as I took in the sight of him... Of all of him. "Edward." I mumbled softly, burying my face back into his chest as I blushed furiously.
"Bella." He answered chuckling softly at my sudden embarrassment, pulling me up with him as he sat up. I winced softly at the slight pain that coursed through me at the sudden movement. I felt Edward cringe and I slowly snaked my arms around his now available waist. "Sorry." He said softly, his voice slightly pained.
I pressed my lips against his bare chest before lifting my head to look up at him questioningly. "Edward Anthony Cullen, you better not be regretting last night." I scolded softly, causing him to chuckle quietly.
"No," He said, ducking his head down and pressing his forehead against mine. "But it doesn't mean I can't be sorry for the pain that I've caused you."
I snorted and leaned forward pressing my lips firmly to his. "What time is it?" I asked, deciding not to take that conversation any further. Sure, there had been some slight pain last night, but it wasn't anything unbearable. If anything if was a pleasurable pain, mostly because Edward was so gentle. And the discomfort now? Well, that was even pleasurable.
Edward took a deep breath and leaned back to look at his digital alarm clock that sat on his bed side table. "10:10." He said sitting up straight and drawing his arms tighter around me. "My parent's and Alice should all be up."
I nodded, taking a deep breath. "Meaning we should get up too." I pressed my lips against his, allowing them to linger for a moment. "I love you." I whispered.
I watched as his lips curled into my favourite lopsided smile and my breath caught. "I love you too." He said softly, his lips gently brushing against mine as he spoke.
I pecked his lips once again and he chuckled softly before reluctantly releasing his hold on me. "Why don't you head down stairs and I'll meet you in the kitchen in a few minutes?"
I frowned, my brows furrowing as I climbed off the bed. "Why can't we go together?" I asked as I stretched, trying to work the kinks out of my muscles.
Edward's eyes glowed with amusement as he watched me. "Um." He murmured softly. "I don't think that would be a good idea." He said looking away, a mischievous smile written across his face.
My eyebrows lifted and I crossed my arms over my chest. I opened my mouth to ask him what his problem was but lost my train of thought when he cleared his throat and began speaking again. "Might want to get dressed before you leave though."
I looked down at myself and blushed, quickly reaching for the blanket Edward was using to cover himself with. He chuckled yanking back on the thin sheet. "I need this, thanks." He said pulling the sheet roughly and causing me to tumble forward on the bed.
"Edward!" I whined and angelic like laughter escaped his throat.
"Trust me Bella." He cackled. "You don't want to take it."
I looked up at him blankly. "So, you get to keep covered up while I have to roam around your room naked all while trying to figure out where you threw my clothes last night?"
He raised a brow and raised his eyes as if the ceiling held the answer before lifting his shoulders and then dropping them. "Yup." He said smugly.
I growled yanking the blanket from him and jumping back away from the bed. "I don't think..." My voice trailed off as my eyes roamed his sculptured God like body- my eyes stopping at a certain part of his male anatomy and my jaw dropping. His member was standing straight up and erect. Well, that was definitely interesting.
"I told you." He chuckled softly pulling me from my trance. I slowly pulled my eyes away from him and looked Edward in the eyes and lipped 'Oh' before throwing the sheet back at him- missing him and the bed completely. He scooted himself to the edge of the bed and leaned forward to pick up the sheet and cover himself. "It's your fault." He muttered covering himself, his cheeks turning a soft pink.
I couldn't help the smug smile that made its way to my lips. Who wouldn't be proud to cause that kind of reaction in Edward? "Good!" I said giggling softly, making my way around the room to find my clothes and putting them on. "Now, put it away until after breakfast."
I made my way to the door and opened it slightly to peak outside. After deciding it was safe to venture out I turned back to my red faced Edward and laughed. "You should go take a shower." I said winking at him before turning away and heading out into the hallway. After closing his door I skipped happily down and into the kitchen.
Carlisle looked up from his paper as I enter the kitchen and smiled warmly. "Morning Bella." He said softly as he folded his newspaper and placed it down on the kitchen table. "Is it safe to assume Edward will be joining us soon?"
I blushed violently and lifted my shoulders, shrugging. Oh God! Did he know? Alice wouldn't have told him, would she? "I... Uh..." I stuttered, searching in vain for a plausible explanation.
"How would Bella know?" Alice's smooth voice said as she entered the kitchen with an empty bowl and spoon in hand.
I watched as Carlisle shrugged and picked up his glass of water and taking a sip. "I Figured she might wake him before coming down. By the way, did you sleep well?"
Alice bit her lip and giggled. "Of course she did. Why wouldn't she?"
I groaned, biting my bottom lip. Of course she would tease me. She couldn't just let it go. She had to personally torture me. Maybe I should have made Edward come down first.
"What's up with the twenty questions this morning?" Alice continued, taking a seat across from her adoptive father.
Carlisle shrugged again. "Just trying to make conversation I guess." He said taking another sip of his water. "You know you can sit down Bella."
"Oh, uh, yeah." I mumbled shuffling from my stop and heading towards the table. I grabbed an apple from the bowl of fruit in the middle of the table before taking my seat in Edward's normal spot. "Where's Esme?" I asked, taking a bite of the sweet apple in my hand and attempting to draw their attention to something other than myself.
"Grocery shopping." Alice and Carlisle replied in unison, chuckling softly.
"Oh." I said simply.
"Morning." I looked up as Edward reached over me, grabbing an apple of his own.
"Morning son." Carlisle said smiling. "It's about time you dragged your lazy bum out of bed."
Edward chuckled lightly and blushed. "Yeah, I guess." He said looking down at me and winked, causing me to blush deeper. "I'm going to go check my email." Leaning down he pressed his lips to my forehead and turned. "Later."
"Later." I mumbled, watching him disappear out of the kitchen.
"Later." His father said pushing his seat back. "I've got to get going myself or I'm going to be late for work." He said with a soft smile. "You girls be good."
Alice chuckled softly. "Of course Carlisle." She said watching him leave. Once we heard the front door close she turned her attention back to me, smirking. "How is your stomach?" She asked, resting her chin on her palm.
I blushed and cleared my throat. "Fine." I muttered, taking another big bite of my apple.
"That's good." Alice giggled. "So, are you going to tell me about it or am I going to have to beg?"
I choked on the piece of apple I was chewing and quickly turned to glare at her. "What?"
Alice rolled her eyes, getting up to grab a glass and a bottle of water from the fridge. "Here." She said handing me the glass after pouring a good amount of the water into it, keeping the bottle for herself. "Bella?"
I placed my apple down on a napkin on the table and chugged half the glass of water down. "I really don't want to talk about it Alice." I mumbled, placing the glass down next to my apple.
There was a sharp intake of breath from Alice and I turned my head to look at her. "Was he that bad?" She whispered.
"No!" I exclaimed in horror, "God, no. Alice...." I sighed. "It's just really weird talking to you about it. Edward is your brother after all."
Alice snorted and rolled her eyes. "Only by adoption so it's not that weird. Plus, I don't want to hear about what happened between my brother and his girlfriend. I want to hear what happened between my best friend and her boyfriend."
I stared at her a moment, confused. "Um, Alice, it's the same thing."
"Bella..." Alice groaned. "Why do you have to be so difficult? Edward might like your stubbornness, but frankly it's kind of annoying."
I sighed, rolling my eyes. "Alice." I said sternly. "I don't ask you about... about... Well, about how your intimate relationship with Jasper is. There are just some things that need to remain secret, even between best friends."
Alice was silent then and I couldn't help but be happy that she finally understood. I looked down to my apple and reached to pick it up to finish it off.
"I-I..." Alice stuttered softly. "I'm not intimate with Jasper. I-I can't..."
Sorry for the delay. I'm on vacation for a week so there is a huge possibility I won't be able to get another chapter up until after Thanksgiving. Also, who has seen Twilight?! Saw it Thursday at midnight! For those of you that haven't seen it yet it is awesome! Doesn't follow the book exactly but it's still great. ALSO Summit is going to go ahead with New Moon! I can't wait. Please review!