The sun rose at seven o'clock, and I watched as Edward snapped out of his trance and turned around. A kind of realization crossed his face, and his eyes widened in horror as he remembered the events of last night. He got up immediately and crossed the room in a second to where I was sitting at the edge of the bed.

He sank to his knees and placed his hands on my hips. "Bella, I am so sorry." He dropped his head into my lap. I ran a hand through his soft bronze hair, so glad to have him back. "Did I hurt you?" he asked.

"Not really," I whispered soothingly.

"Oh, God, Bella, please forgive me," he begged, his voice and body shaking.

"Forgiven and forgotten," I promised, lifting his face up to look at me. I stared into his topaz eyes and leaned down slowly to kiss him. He kissed me back tenderly for what seemed like an eternity before swiftly getting to his feet and walking to the door.

"Where are you going?" I asked, standing up.

"To kill Jared Knight," he said with nothing but fury in his voice.

"Edward, no. Bad idea."

"Bella, he made me hurt you," he hissed through gritted teeth. "I need to make sure that never happens again."

I walked up to him at human speed and placed my hands on his chest. "Edward, the weatherman says the sun is going to be shining bright today, so if you go and kill Knight now, we won't be able to spend a day having amazing sex at a fun little place I discovered when I was hunting a week ago." I unbuttoned the first three buttons of his shirt and slipped my hand against is smooth skin.

"Is that so?" he asked, his crooked grin making an appearance.

"It sure is." I smiled as I placed small kisses on his exposed skin.

"And where is this place?"

"That's for me to know and you to find out, but I can guarantee you that we'll be well out of the public's eye."

"Mmm," he murmured, bending his head down to feather light kisses across my neck and shoulder.

"Just let me check on Nessie, and then we'll leave."

He slipped his hand into mine, and went to Jake and Nessie's room. I knocked, and Jake opened the door. Under his arm, I saw Nessie sitting on the bed, her legs crossed, Indian style.

"Bella, what the hell happened?" Jake asked, letting us in the room.

We entered, and I explained to them what Knight had done.

"Are you guys hungry?" I asked. "You didn't eat all night."

Jake nodded vigorously, and Nessie smiled and got off the bed. We all went down to the kitchen, where I made them a giant breakfast, eighty-percent of which Jacob ate all by himself.

Once they were done I told them about the weather, and though neither needed to stay out of the sunlight, I gave Nessie permission to stay at home today if she wanted, both because I knew she would catch up easily, and because I didn't want her anywhere near Jared Knight without me around.

After she and Jake went off to spend their day together, I took Edward's hand and led him out the back door. We ran hand-in-hand through the tropical forest, and as we neared the spot, I made him close his eyes. We slowed to a walk, and I lead him out of the trees and into a beautiful clearing where a large waterfall poured into a very big pond surrounded by grey boulders. I knew he could hear the water before he even opened his eyes, but when he did, he took in the place, finally turning back to me and capturing my lips in a warm, passionate kiss.

"You are the most amazing person in the universe, you know that right?" he said, holding my face between his hands.

I smiled happily and kissed him again. "Want to take a swim?" I asked innocently.

"As long as we do it naked," he agreed with his trademark crooked smile. That was exactly what I'd hoped he'd say, but his words still made shivers go up my spine.

We both stripped at lightning speed and cannon-balled into the water, making two enormous splashes.

We circled each other in the water, touching and kissing all the while. We raced each other around the circumference of the pond---he won of course---and jumped off the waterfall several times.

I had just reentered the water when I realized that Edward was nowhere to be seen. "Edward?" I called his name cautiously. I scanned the water for a pale form, and I felt the slightest ripples in the water, which meant he was swimming towards me. Suddenly, I felt something grab my hips. I looked down to see Edward under the water, and his tongue pressed against my clit.

I let out a sharp gasp as his fingers circled my slit, slipping slowly in. "Oh, God, Edward," I moaned.

His lips wrapped around my bud and he sucked gently, pumping his fingers in and out. The sensations ricocheting through me were beyond belief. I didn't know if it was the water or just the fact that he was highly skilled at everything he did, damn him. As the pressure began to build, his fingers and his tongue were no longer enough. I reached down and pulled him up out of the water. Once he was on his feet, I wrapped both my legs around him, pressing my center against his very prominent erection. He groaned loudly. I kissed him fiercely, grabbing his hair in two damp handfuls and grinding myself against him.

"Unh, Bella." He slammed me up against a boulder and kissed my neck animalistically. Our bottom halves were still submerged, which seemed to make the sensations more pleasurable. He thrust into me, and my back slid up the rock in a motion that twenty years ago would have ripped half the skin off my back, but in this case I barely felt it. He drew out slowly and thrust back in again. This time the boulder cracked. He built up a steady rhythm, at the same time kissing and nipping at my neck.

"Edward," I gasped as I neared the edge.

"Bella," he moaned, taking my nipple into his mouth and sucking lightly. "Come for me, love," he whispered against my nipple. He kept one hand under my butt and the other came around to massage my clit. That was my undoing.

I threw my head back against the rock and heard it crack even more as I came hard around him, my insides squeezing him, begging him to come with me.

"Bella, I'm going to come."

"That's it, Edward. Feel my pussy milking your long, hard cock," I whispered harshly, take his earlobe between my teeth.

Two more thrusts, and I felt him spill inside me, screaming my name as he did so. His head collapsed on my shoulder, and his unnecessary breathing was hard. "Bella." He let out my name in a short breath, his head still resting against my shoulder. "I love you so much." He slid slowly out of me, and my feet hit the bottom of the pond. I kept my arms around his neck, and he pulled me backwards so we were floating on the surface of the water together. I would have thought that we would sink since our bodies seemed similar to marble, but I was able to lie on Edward's chest while he floated on his back, something that I didn't think even humans could do.

"Mmm, Bella." He wove his fingers through my hair. "I wish every day could be like this."

I smiled as we slid into a patch of sunlight shining on the water and his skin became like diamonds. "We could quit school and just live in the forest," I said, with the slightest hint of sarcasm in my voice. "We could spend all day here and hunt the animals around us, and 'sleep' under the stars . . . like a bunch of hippies."

His laugh rumbled through his chest and bounced off the boulders around the water. I laughed with him, and enveloped him in my shield, letting him listen to my happy thoughts and thus shutting out everything around us. Not that there was anyone near us at the time anyway.

Jared Knight POV

The Cullen children had not been in school today, no doubt because of the sun. I'd had to get up early to drive there, and I'd parked in the very back, in the shadows of the building so as to hide my true self from the frail humans around me.

Once I got into my car with tinted windows at the end of the day all was fine, and I drove off back home. On the way, however, I felt the presence of other vampires a few miles away. That was another gift of mine, sensing the undead. I could pinpoint their location when they were within a fifty mile radius of me, and after I had sensed them once, I could tell the difference between the people.

These two were Bella and Edward. I ran through the woods, stopping on the outskirts of a clearing where a huge waterfall fed into a large pond. And there, lying on the boy's chest as he floated on the surface of the water, was my Bella. Stark naked.

I licked my lips, wanting to go closer and see the details of the beautiful curves with my enhanced vision, but I couldn't. I didn't want them to know I was there. For some reason they couldn't tell right now. I had suspected that the boy was a mind-reader, but he didn't seem to be able to hear my thoughts now.

I took a mental picture of Bella, wishing that I could have seen her front as well, and turned around, bolting back through the woods to my car, and driving home to relieve the very prominent bulge in my jeans.