Chapter 3 Past Meets Present

"Alice. Can you give us a few minutes?" Bella asked as she sat next to Edward on his bed.


Bella took Alice's hand and lead her to the bedroom door. They hugged before Bella shut and locked the door then turned out the lights.

"Bella?" Edward said in his most sing-song voice. "What are you doing?"

A fourteen year old Bella did the most seductive walk she could without falling flat on her face. She reached Edward and stood between his legs as he rested his hands on her hips. She nervously stroked her fingers through the bronze mane she was bound to miss. She pulled his chin up so his emerald eyes met hers. She searched for an answer to their dilemma, but sadly, she knew there wasn't one.

"What time are you leaving for the airport?" Her voice was trembling as the words came out as barely a whisper.

"Dad wants to leave by seven. Our plane leaves at two, so it should give us plenty of time." He pulled her hand up to his lips, pressing a soft kiss in her palm.

"This is our last night, you know?"

"Bella, please don't remind me. I know we said it would be better for both of us to make a clean break, but I don't want to think about my life without you. Can't we just have now?"

She cupped his cheek. "Then let me give you one last gift." She moved forward to let her lips meet his like they had everyday over the year they'd been dating. There was something more though, a desire they'd never felt before. It scared both of them, but it excited them at the same time. Bella put in every ounce of passion she could conjure in the rhythmic movements of her lips and fingers.

She reached down and unbuttoned and unzipped Edward's jeans as his hand made it's way to the back of her head deepening their kiss. She felt him hard in her hand as she began stroking. He moaned deep into her mouth as their tongues danced with each other. He felt her hand leave him and felt the skin at her hips become bare. She stood up and pulled her tank top over her head, exposing her delicate almost B cup to him. His hand went up to caress her breast, rolling her nipple between his thumb and index finger. She tossed her head to the side and closed her eyes at the feeling of having him touch her that way one last time.

She pushed him back on the bed, straddling his hips. She rubbed herself against him as she dug into the pocket of her jeans. She pulled out a couple of foil packages, tossing them beside her on the bed. Edward's eyes went wide at the realization of where she was wanting it all to lead. Before he could think, her bare chest was pressed to him, her lips devouring his once again.

Edward pushed her back at her hips and she released him. "Bella?" He searched the deep brown pools filled with a mixture of pure love and unadulterated lust.

"I want you, Edward and I know you want me." She brushed her jean clad core across his exposed hardness.

Edward put his hands over his face in complete and utter frustration for having to do what he was going to do.

"Love, we can't."

"I want you to be my first. This is our last chance." She bent forward and pressed herself to his chest. She wiped her thumb across his soft cheekbone.

"Bella. There is nothing more in this world that I'd rather do than to take you right here, right now." She smiled before pressing her lips back to his. He pushed her back by her shoulders. "But after tomorrow... we don't know when or if we'll ever see each other again. Plus, you're only fourteen."

"I'll be fifteen in a month," she protested.

"You're still to young to go all the way. Hell, I'm still too young."

She rolled off of Edward and grabbed her tank top while he zipped up his pants. She sat at the edge of his bed as he sat next to her, his arm around her shoulders.

"Leave it to me to fall in love with a guy who doesn't want to have sex with me."

"Bella, it's not a question of want. I want to, there is no doubt about that. But we are too young, if not by our standers, by the standers of the law. You know if your father ever found out, he kill me or throw me in jail. Neither would I like to experience."

"He hasn't caught us doing any of the other stuff we have done." She turned to him with a smile and a sparkle in her eye.

"Right." He smiled with a soft laugh before placing a kiss on the top of her head. "Most importantly though, if I ever get the chance to make love to you, I want it to be for the right reasons. I want to be the man that gives you the best experience of your life. I'm afraid with our lack of experience it would be mediocre at best. I'd like to think I'd know what I'm doing since I think I've done well in all the other areas, but I'm sure when it comes down to it, I really wouldn't have a clue."

"We do have all those other bases covered, don't we?"

"That we do." He picked up her hand and kissed lightly across her knuckles. "I love you, Bella. If by some miracle we get another chance, I promise we'll do it right."

"I'm gonna hold you to that." She let out a soft laugh before wrapping her arms around his neck.

Edward swept Bella up into his arms under her knees and carried her to the middle of the bed. Her long chestnut locks fanned across his pillow as his head laid on her chest. He pulled the blanket up over the both of them crating their own little Edward and Bella cocoon.

"This is nice too," Bella murmured as her fingers found their home in his hair. Edward lazily drew circles around her belly button as her eyes fluttered closed.


Bella woke with the faint feeling of Edward's fingertips circling her belly button.

She sat up and looked around her room. Nothing there was special or held much meaning to her. Just the same old furniture she'd had for years and her laptop sitting in the overstuffed chair in the corner of the room. One thing stood out. The pictures of her and Edward from the photo booth lying on her nightstand.

"Edward," she sighed.

She looked down to them empty spot in her bed beside her. Something was missing. She laughed at herself for missing something that had never even been there. But there she was, sitting alone in her bed, missing Edward there beside her.

She recognized the ring on the phone before it barely had a chance to ring. Edward.

"Hey. It's kinda early for you."

"Yes, but it's a big day." His velvety voice made her warm in all the right places even over the phone.

"Big day, hun? What's so special about today?"

"It's ninety days today and I'm going to take the most beautiful woman I have ever laid eyes on out to celebrate."

"I hope you and Rosalie have a wonderful day together."

"Funny. I'm picking you up in thirty minutes so get dressed."

"Alice relinquish your keys finally?"

"I'm very persuasive. Plus, she's seen what a good boy I've been lately."

"You have been an especially good boy. I've actually been meaning to talk to you about that." She felt herself blush at the memory of her dream and the promise he had made to her so many years ago.

"What's going on in that pretty little head of yours?" Edward was intrigued. Everything had been going so well the past three weeks, but he didn't want to push anything before they really got to know each other again.

Bella sat in thought for a moment trying to figure out how the dream had really effected her. "Well... I was having this dream."

"Yes. Go on."

"I was having this dream and when I woke up, I really wished you had been here beside me."

Edward stopped breathing. Just the thought of the two of them in her bed together drained every ounce of air from his lungs.

"I'll be there in two minutes." He got up and rushed around his room, stuffing all his things in his pockets before grabbing his coat.

"No, Edward. I didn't mean right now. I was just thinking after what ever you have planned today, we could come back here and eventually I can make you breakfast."

Once again, air... all gone. His head was swimming with the thoughts of the hundreds of things he had done to Bella in the deep recesses of his mind over the years. He knew he had to make this a day she would never forget.

"On one condition."

"Condition? You know I'm inviting you to-"

"Yes," he cut her off. "I know, but I want to do something first. After we spend the day together, I want to take you out on a real date. Me in a tie. You in a dress. The whole production. Deal?"

"Alright, but I can't promise you I will last that long."

"Hey, I offered now and you said no," he said as he reached the entryway. He slipped on his jacket and pulled his keys out of his pocket.

"I know. We'll make it an early dinner, okay?"

"Then I'll go pick up some breakfast and give you a little more time to get ready."

"See you soon."

"Bye," he laughed before shutting off his phone, shoving it in his pocket.

"Al, I'm leaving!" Edward waited for a response. Instead his sister came out to the entryway to meet him.

"What's the plan today?"

"Bella and I are going to hang out, then I'm taking her out to dinner. I'll be back around five or so to get changed."

"Oh." Alice scrunched up her nose in delight. "Where are you going to take her?"

"Valentino's. I remembered how much you loved it, so I thought why not."

"Perfect." She got up on her tip toes to hug her brother around the neck.

"Don't expect me home tonight."

Alice jumped off of him in shock. "You think you're staying at Bella's tonight?"

"Yep." He popped his 'p' as he rolled back on his heals.

"I was wondering how long before you two hooked up again."

"I'm telling you Alice for the five thousandth time, we never had sex back then."

"Sure. Sure." She shook her head in disbelief. Bella would never talk about the intimate parts of her life with Alice, but she could always tell when Bella had been on some sexual roller coaster with her brother. She never once doubted that they were most certainly together all the way.

"I've been waiting a long time to be with Bella. I made her a promise. Now that I have her back, I have every intention of following through with it."


After drawing out breakfast for three hours of lingering on Bella's couch, they decided to venture into the outside world.

They spent the afternoon munching on popcorn while taking in the newest James Bond flick. By the end neither of them knew what had happened or if James had even got the girl.

Before they knew it, Bella had already dressed for the evening and they were back at Alice's.

Edward was showering and getting ready while Alice entertained Bella in the kitchen.

"So... Edward's staying at your place tonight?"

Bella wrung her hands as that every present blush made another appearance on her cheeks. "That is the plan."

"You've got to tell me. After all these years, you can be honest. Did my brother... uh... you know... pop your cherry?"

Bella let out a nervous laugh. She didn't know weather to be embarrassed or upset by the question. She cleared her throat and gave her the honesty she was looking for. "No, Alice. Edward and I have never had sex. Well, not intercourse. Okay, I feel like a sex ed teacher here."

"Then you did do other things then?" Alice munched down on a carrot.

"Yes, I guess you'd say we got all the other experiences out of the way. Now, we just have one more." Bella bit down on her lip as she stared at her hands.

"One more what?" Edward asked innocently as he walked behind Bella in his black suit, crisp white button down shirt, and black tie.

"Nothing for you to worry about." Bella turned to him, stood, and placed her hands on his chest. "You ready to go?"


They said their goodbyes to Alice and left her as she sent a wink to Edward. Confused, he lead Bella out to the car. He assumed it was just a good luck wink and went on with the evening.

They had little problem getting seated at the restaurant. The owner owed Edward a favor for helping him out with a radio spot.

They were seated and ordered, then greeted by the owner before their meals were delivered.

"This is perfect. I'm so glad you suggested it." Bella took a bite of her ravioli.

"I thought we deserved to treat ourselves. This is an important night."

"I know. I'm so proud of you. Ninety days is a big step."

"I have to say, it has been easier having you around. I feel like I've really gotten to know you again. I've fallen in love with you all over again."

Bella dipped her head down to gather her thoughts, but Edward reached for her hand before she could.

"It might be really fast or ten years to late, I'm not really sure. I just know I love you and I don't know how I lived all those years without you."

Bella nodded as she squeezed his hand back. She took a deep breath before pouring her own heart out. "This might sound a little pathetic, but I really haven't felt like I've been living lately. Just existing. For my dad. For Emmett. For Victoria and Sarah, but not for me. That's until you came back into my life. I can't even begin to explain it, I just know I feel it. I love you, more than I ever thought I was capable of. Tonight..." Bella's eyes looked down to the table in front of her as she swallowed hard. She pulled her eyes back up to his to show him the depths of her new found emotions. "I want to show you."

Edward held up his hand to signal the waitress. "Check please."

Within minutes, they were racing down the highway in Edward's silver Volvo back to Bella's house.

They put Edward's car in the garage next to Bella's. Before they could even get into the house, Bella was pulling off Edward's jacket.

"Bella, let's just get to your room."

Bella dragged him into the house and into her room.

Edward unzipped the back of her silk black dress. Bella let it slip off her shoulders and pool at her feet. She kicked it across the room and slipped out of her shoes as Edward took in a sharp breath.

"What?" she coyly asked as she went to work on his tie.

"Did you wear that just for me?"

Bella looked over herself and realized he had noticed the green lace bra and matching boy shorts. She smiled before licking her lips. "You like?"

All Edward could do was nod as she freed him from his shirt. Her hands made their way to his belt and made quick work of getting him out of his pants and boxers. He stood in front of her at full attention and she couldn't help but start to stroke him.

"Oh Bella."

He brought his hands up to unclasp her bra. He slid it off her shoulders while leaving kisses across her collarbone. Even though he didn't want to, he stopped the movements of her hand so he could remove her underwear. His body moved down her torso, leaving a trail of wet kisses, as he pulled the green lace down her milky white calves.

Her nails dug deep into his shoulders as his tongue circled her belly button. Her moans were unstoppable as he made it down further to kiss her bare skin just above her lower lips. He brought his fingers up in between her thighs to feel the wetness that was pooling there.

"So wet. So soft," his breath whispered against her center.

"Edward, please." She took a fist full of his hair and brought his eyes to meet hers. "I've waited too long. I need you."

Edward rose from his knees and captured her lips in another passionate kiss. He laid her down on the bed without a break from their passion. Bella's arm flailed to her nightstand as he pinned her down to her bed. She finally found the foil package she was looking for and ripped it open. She snaked her hands between them to slip the condom on him. He moaned into her mouth as he felt her fingers grazing his shaft. He pulled back to look into the big brown pools as he felt her position him at her entrance.

"Are you sure?" He asked, begging the gods that she was.

"I've never wanted anything more in my whole life."

He needed nothing else. He plunged into her in one swift motion. The small act turned both their worlds upside down and inside out. As they rocked their way into the ultimate pleasure, they became what they knew there were always meant to be, one.

The sound of Bella's moans and the way her thighs brought him in deeper encouraged him to move faster, get into her deeper. He wanted to crawl into her and never let go. He could feel the euphoria filling his brain. A high he had never gotten from any drug or any other sexual experience. She felt it too. She felt her legs start to quiver as all the muscles in her body tensed in the most overwhelming orgasm she had ever experienced. He felt her grip on him and couldn't hold back his own release.

"That..." her breath deep and uneven. "was worth waiting for."

He pulled himself out of her and instantly felt the loss of her warmth around him. She pulled the condom off of him and threw it in the bedside trash can.

He surprised her by pulling her on top of him. "Pretty amazing, then?"

"I don't think there are words in the English language to explain the levels of amazement that experience held." She kissed his lips softly then laid her head on his chest, her hair fanned out his chest.

He reached his hand up to thread through her hair. "That was a promise I never wanted to break."

Her eyes fluttered open to find the alarm clock on her nightstand. I was only eight forty-five. She pulled up her head and rested her chin on his chest. "It's still early and we do have all night."

"You read my mind." He brushed a few tendrils away from her cheek before pulling her lips to his. "This is something I am truly grateful for."