A:N/ So now that I have been accepted into the three colleges I applied for my mother will leave me alone and I am free to write once again! Yay! Thanks to BadLlamaJen for her help and while I'm not entirely thrilled with this chapter I will give it to you....and it's super long for this story. I usually write my chapters this long and I've been upset with the shortness of all the other ones.
Disclaimer: Guess what? I own nothing. Not even my car...I'm paying the bank for my truck right now. *Sigh*
The buzzing of my alarm cut through the haze effectively waking me up. I slapped at the offending object resulting in knocking it off the night stand. Oh well. Then I remembered. It was the first day of school. Yay. I drug myself out of the confines of my warm plush bed and slowly made my way to the coffee maker then to the bathroom seeking comfort in the hot water. It had been three weeks since I first met Edward and his daughter AnnaLee, ever since then AnnaLee and Jasmine had become inseparable. The last three Sundays had found Edward and his daughter at my house enjoying dinner and a movie. It had now become a routine for them to show up at 7:30. I thought about all the sexual tension that was building up and how I definitely needed to get laid, fast.
AnnaLee loved that fact that we lived a short distance from their house, that way she usually walked here seeing as how Edward hardly let her drive. He wanted her to get a job and learn the value of a dollar and teach her morals. Little did he know her Auntie Alice had given her a platinum Visa card. I turn off the water stepping out and wrapping my towel around me. I glance at the clock on the coffee maker as I pour myself a cup. 5:40 I hear the water upstairs turn on. The aroma of coffee always wakes her up. I was turning on the news channel when I heard a heavy knock fall upon my door. Who the hell would be at my house at 5:40 in the morning? I walked over and opened the door. My breath and heart sped up immediately.
"AnnaLee Danielle Cullen if you don't get up now I will drag you out of that bed!" I shout toward her room as I make my way back to my own room to look for something to wear. I quickly decide on a blue and white striped polo and khakis. I look around for my other brown shoe when I hear a shriek come from AnnaLee's room pulling me out of my closet; I take off running down the hall a thousand thoughts running through my head. I throw open her door and find her standing in her closet.
"Dad my green shirt is at Bella's." I fight the unbelievable urge to roll my eyes.
"I'm sure you have others."
"No dad, I have to wear that one. Please?" She pouts. Damn my mother's gene for being able to get her way with that pout. I groaned.
"Fine, I'll go get it."
I arrived at Bella's place around 5:40 hoping to God that I wasn't disturbing her. I knock heavily on her door and I'll be damned if she didn't answer the door in a fucking towel and nothing else. Her hair was wet sticking to her neck and shoulders, water droplets on her arms and chest. I wanted to lick the water off her body.
"Um…I'm here to…get a shirt." I clear my throat. She gives me a confusing look.
"Edward, you don't have clothes here." My angel speaks.
"No, not for me, it's for Anna. Apparently she has to wear that one." Her beautiful smile appears.
"I understand, it's the first day of school." I roll my eyes resulting in her beautiful laugh to caress my ears. "C'mon in I'll go get it." I follow her perfect body, closing the door behind me. Get your mind out of your dick Cullen. Bella makes her way up the stairs and from my position on the floor I can see straight up her towel, her perfect ass swaying with her hips. God help me. My dick felt as if it was made out of cast iron steel; I needed a release, NOW. A few minutes later she reappeared and I quickly adverted my gaze away from her. I did not need to see what I wanted most, if I did I would throw her over my shoulder, carry her into her room and pound into her until she screamed loud enough to wake the dead.
"Edward?" Bella was standing in front of me holding a green shirt in her hands with a worried expression. "What's wrong?" I shook my head.
"What do you mean?"
"You looked like you were in pain." I let out a loud bark of a laugh, and then pressed my lips together embarrassed. I cleared my throat, ran a hand through my hair and reached for the shirt hanging from her delicate hand. I grasped the cotton and stared at her towel clad body. I watched as she looked over herself to make sure she wasn't flashing me. Before I could stop myself, my hand reached out and traced her collarbone with my fingertips marveling at the way goose bumps appeared in the path I had just taken. Her sharp intake of breath made me look up at her face. Her eyes were closed, her head slightly tilted exposing more of her throat and her lips were parted. I ran my thumb across her lips and her tongue darted out to taste my finger. I lost it and forcefully pushed her into the wall as my lips attacked hers. I gripped her hip and her cheek as my lips assaulted her skin. I licked and tugged at her bottom lip begging entrance which she gladly allowed. My tongue hungrily plowed into her mouth, memorizing every surface as I fought her tongue for dominance and ground my hips into her harder. When she reached down and grabbed me through my pants reality crashed into me like a ten ton brick. I was rushing this. Here I was pinning her against the wall dry humping her while her daughter was upstairs. Fuck. I pulled back quickly resulting in her tumbling forwards. I instinctively reached out and held onto her until she found her footing again.
"I'm sorry Bella; I shouldn't have taken advantage of you like that."
"Edward y-." I couldn't let her finish.
"See you in a little while Bells." I turned and left.
Lunch time. Finally. As always no one spoke in class on the first day of school, so today had been extremely boring. I did however learn that Edward was also the Psychology/Sociology teacher and was conveniently located right across the hall from me. Edward. Just his name made me lose control. I had been so wet this morning and would have cum had he not just stopped suddenly. Damn him. Now I had been sexually frustrated all damn day in dire need of some sort of release. I grabbed my keys and locked my door heading towards the cafeteria. I walked in and straight away noticed Edward standing in line.
Something that I had hated as a kid was the fact that teachers could cut line and go straight to the front while the rest of us had to wait in line. I was now a teacher and I was about to exercise that right. I sauntered over to Edward's wonderful frame remembering this morning. When his eyes caught mine I watched as they darkened while they roamed all over my body. I immediately felt that familiar tightening in my stomach as I squeezed my thighs together standing next to him. His smell was addicting and I found myself wanting more and more of it.
"So Bella," I looked up at him and smiled what I hope was a dazzling smile.
"Yes?" I appeared innocent as we stood in the slow moving line. I could tell that he was nervous by the way he kept shifting his weight from one foot to the other. I felt a knot form in my stomach from nervousness instead of arousal. Did he regret what happened this morning? I sure as hell didn't. The knot grew larger and threatened to make me spill the little contents of my stomach. I willed the line to move faster so I could run to my room and eat in privacy away from Edward Fucking Cullen. I handed the lady my money and quickly grabbed my tray and drink heading for the exit.
"Bella wait," I stopped automatically. "Sit with me, please?" My brain said no Bella no. You're just going to fall for him and he's going to hurt you and leave you broken. Just like they all do. They always hurt you.
"Okay." His smile lit up his entire face and I found myself wanting to reach out and caress his beautiful features.
"Let's go to my room, its quiet." I nodded and followed him out of the cafeteria to his room like a stray. When we arrived to his room I suddenly felt nervous. Like a teenage nerd in the backseat of the quarterback daddy's car on prom night. Wow that was descriptive. Grow up Bella; you're a grown ass woman. Its just lunch, in his classroom, all alone, no one to stop anything. I pressed my thighs together against each other once again. "Bella relax, it's just lunch." He directed me over to his desk where he pulled a chair from his computer desk for me to sit in while he sat in his normal chair. I nibbled on my sandwich while he stared at me. I felt slightly uneasy with him staring at me so intently. I opened my mouth to speak when he did.
"Bella, about this morning," He looked off to his left.
"It's fine. Really," Obviously he didn't want me thinking he actually liked me. Loved me. Wanted me. "We can pretend like it never happened." I said sadly. He slammed his fist down on his desk making me jump.
"Damn it Bella, don't you see? I don't want to act like it didn't happen. I want you." I must have looked shocked as I felt because he gave me a little smile and stroked my jaw with his thumb. "Don't you know how bad I want you? You're all I think about everyday." He's trying to get into your pants Bella. "Bella?" What am I going to do? He's going to hurt you just like- "Isabella!" I looked up at his beautiful emerald eyes.
"Yeah?" He cupped my face and I leaned into it.
"Who hurt you so badly?" I looked down at my lap. I couldn't tell him. Could I? No. He'd run away, just like the other one. My heart was begging me to tell him, to let him in but my brain was adamant against it. "Please just let me in. Let me help you deal with this pain." The bell rang signaling lunch was over and fifth period was about to begin. I pulled my face away from his hand and stood up.
"I need to go.'
"Bella pl-," I pressed my fingers to his lips. He kissed them lightly and I smiled. "I want to do this right." He said, his lips moving against my fingers. I pulled them back so I could understand what he wanted. "Let me take you out tonight." Edward motioned for us to go to the hall where teachers were required to stand until the second bell sounded. I chewed on the inside of my lip. Why does he want to take a chance on a broken woman? "Tell me at the end of the day." He smiled and winked, walking into his classroom. "Hello all!" I watched the door silently latch shut. I couldn't help but use that as a sign that the door on my old broken life was finally closing. I knew that Edward had basketball sixth period and baseball seventh which meant I wouldn't see him after this period. I walked in and looked down at the attendance sheet calling out names of faceless students. It was going to be a long three hours.
I was sitting at my desk grading summer assignments when I heard the heavy footsteps. As they became closer my heart sped up. I looked up as he entered my classroom with a crooked smile. Edward was standing there in a pair of black basketball shorts and a white Dartmouth Varsity Baseball shirt clinging to his wonderful abs. Sweat was glistening on his forearms, neck and face. His hair disheveled and he looked…mmmmmm.
"So you're answer is?" I didn't know what he was talking about at first.
"Yes." I simply stated and a smile broke out lighting up his entire face.
"Great! I'll pick you up at seven?" I nodded as he walked out.
I was drying off when I heard the front door open and close. I wrapped my towel around me walking over to the balcony.
"Anna?" I called down for her. It took her a minute to appear from the kitchen walking towards the couch.
"Yea dad?" She was all sweaty.
"How was practice?" She smiled and sat down on the couch.
"It was good. I think Jazz has a really good chance of being co-captain, which is good." I nodded. I really didn't care for cheerleading but in was AnnaLee's passion.
"Umm…Anna." I hated that I didn't ask AnnaLee about Bella before I jumped the gun and asked her out. She had disapproved of all the other women I had tried to date in the past. She looked at me expectantly. "I have a date with Bella tonight." I quickly stated as I blew out a breath. I was nervous. Her face split into a huge grin as her eyes sparkled.
"That's great Daddy! What time?" That was unexpected, to say the least.
"Uh...Seven." She glanced at the clock.
"Dad its six o'clock!"
"I know." I shrugged.
"You're not even dressed. You have to get ready, buy the flowers, make the reservation and wipe down your "baby"." She said with air quotes.
"Anna, I already have the reservation and I already cleaned the BMW. Why do I have to buy flowers?"
"Because its your first date and girls love flowers." Shit I'm screwed.
"Go get dressed. I'll go buy them." Anna groaned. "You need to learn to date." I smiled.
"Thanks baby." She headed for the door while I walked to my room to get dressed. I stood in my closet looking at all the choices. I quickly chose a dark blue button up long sleeve shirt and black slacks. With it being off season I had hit the weights and the shirt was tight around my biceps so I rolled up the sleeves to my elbow hoping to give a little extra room. I left the top button undone and ran a hand through my hair as I slipped my shoes on. I grabbed my wallet, keys and phone looking at the clock. It was 6:40. I made my way downstairs.
"Dad you look hot!"
"Don't sound so surprised." I smirked.
"Where are you taking her?" She asked sitting on the back of the couch.
"Get off the back of the couch." I scolded. "Safrina's." Her eyebrows shot up as she fell on her back onto the couch.
"Wow dad, I think you are falling for Ms. Swan." I chuckled.
"Yea, maybe." I said leaning down to press a kiss onto her forehead. "Make sure you are in bed by eleven." She looked at me. "What?"
"What are you going to be doing for four hours? It doesn't take that long to eat Mister." My face fell as I realized what she was implying.
"AnnaLee Cullen!" She started laughing uncontrollably.
"Be safe Dad! I don't want a sibling." Of course God would give me a daughter. "Oh dad.." Oh no, I knew that tone. She wanted something.
"Can Jazz come over while you are gone?" I let out a breath. "We're going to be doing homework." I rolled my eyes at that comment. I remember all the "homework" I got done while my parents were gone. "Dad I know what you're thinking and I really am going to do homework. Besides its not the 80's anymore!"
"I guess Anna."
"Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I love you dad!"
"I love you to." I opened the door. "I'll be back later."
"Don't rush!" I closed the door on her laughing and hit the unlock button to my car seeing the flowers in the passenger seat. I made the quick drive to Bella's.
I knocked on Bella's door squeezing the stems of my bouquet like it was my life line. Why was I so nervous? Jasmine opened the door. She smiled at me.
"Lookin' good Cullen." I smiled back. "MOM EDWARD'S HERE!" She yelled at the ceiling. "I'm on my way to, well, your house. She should be right down. She looks smokin' hot!" Was the last thing she said as she scampered past me.
"I'll be right down." I heard her beautiful voice drift down. I closed her front door and turned around to the sound of her heels clicking on the steps. To say she looked hot was a understatement. Bella was wearing a dark red halter dress that ended above her knees showing off her glorious thighs with some material hanging down a little past her knees in the front and on the side. It had a silver band that wrapped around her midsection just below her breast and accentuated her beautiful curves. Her make up was lightly done with gray eye shadow and her hair was in loose curls all around her face ending just below her shoulders. I was in awe.
"Here are your flowers." I stated. Bella laughed at my inability to speak.
"Thank you. They're beautiful." She placed them on the table by her couch. "Shall we?" I nodded leading her to the car. I opened her door for her noticing how her dress slid higher as she sat down. I quickly walked around the back of my car situating myself in the process before I climbed in. The ride to the restaurant was comfortably quiet with classical music playing softly in the background. We quickly made our way in and to our table as the waiter brought the wine and we ordered our food. I was sipping my wine when she said:
"Please don't hurt me Edward." Her eyes were full of sorrow and pain. It was unexpected and I wasn't sure how to react. I was dealing with a very fragile and broken down woman, that much I was sure of. I wanted to kill the bastard that made her fell like this. I grabbed her hand threading my fingers through hers.
"I would never hurt you baby." She smiled sadly at the term of endearment.
"Thank you." She whispered.
The rest of the meal was spent with meaningless chatter. I wanted to ask her about her comment earlier and to learn more about her past but I knew this wasn't the time or the place. Certainly not the place. I held onto her hand throughout the entire meal. I paid the bill and escorted her out with my hand on her lower back. I walked her to her door when we arrived at her apartment complex. She was standing awkwardly at the door obviously debating on whether or not to invite me in. I smiled.
"Good night Isabella Swan." I reached for her hand, brought it to my lips and kissed it. I then leaned in and kissed her cheek. Moving to her ear I whispered, "See you tomorrow." Then I kissed the skin below her ear feeling her shudder. It had been a long time since I felt the power of making a woman react this way to me. I turned and walked out the door before I went further than what was considered gentlemanly on a first date.
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