Bella's POV

I was lying on the center of the bed on my back; Edward had me pinned down with my elbows bent and my palms up at my shoulders. Our fingers were intertwined and I could feel the weight of him as he pressed me further into the mattress. My insides stirred gloriously.

"Don't you know better than to tease a vampire?" He asked gruffly.

"Who's teasing?" I croaked. My head was spinning.

"You do not comprehend what you do to me. I can only take so much, Bella." He breathed out.

"So take me already." I said exasperated. I could hear a growl coming from him as he hovered over me. "I swear Vladmir, if you don't finish what you've started I will rip you apart and burn the pieces." I threatened.

He began nipping at my neck with his lips, but lowered quickly taking a bra strap in his teeth. They razored through the material in an instant and my right breast was left completely exposed. I gasped in anticipation, our hands were still together and my nails tried to go into his knuckles.

"Don't move." He ordered a warning in his eyes.

"Ungh huh." Was about all I could manage, and the sexiest grin came over his face.

His black eyes trailed downward. He lowered and carefully guided my nipple into his mouth with his tongue, bronze hair tickling my chin. My jaw went slack, my eyes snapped shut uncontrollably, my head went back and my thighs separated all on their own. Crap, I may have even moaned.

Edward froze. Shit! Shit! Shit! Damn reflexes!

"Oh pleeeaase, don't' stop!" I whined. He moved up and covered my nakedness with his body as the door to his room opened and Emmett peeked around the corner with his camera.

I flushed bright red.

"GET OUT Emmett, or I will kill you." Edward hissed menacingly. "My bad!" Emmett said and he was gone in a flash as apparently was our moment because Edward rose off of me, covering me with the comforter we were lying on.

"I am so sorry, Bella. I have no excuse." His voice was shaking as he kept trying to cocoon me in the damn blanket. "I'll replace your…" he trailed off while pulling me into a loving embrace.

I couldn't be mad at him, the moralistic vampire. I guess we were still going to wait till the honeymoon.

Edward's POV

Day 5

Kristi rode the bus to school. She left her house at 7:05 AM and walked east towards her stop. I parked the Volvo and strode in a course that would intercept her one block from the bus stop.

She spotted me as I turned the corner and a coy look appeared on her face. We both stopped, facing each other. Standoff. "Miss Smith." I started the conversation.

She giggled. I wanted to slap her. I've never felt so violent around a human. "I came to inform you that I'm unable to escort you to the function mentioned in your letter." I explained trying to add an apologetic sound to my voice.

"Oh really." She said nonchalantly. "Maybe I'm unable to keep quiet about you murdering Jim Zack." She added through her teeth.

I continued as if I hadn't heard her. "You see, I'm engaged to be married and it wouldn't be proper…"

"Who cares?" She snapped interrupting me. Spoiled child.

That's it. I began to slowly circle her where she stood, a hunting instinct. "You're correct…I am a murderer, and that wasn't the first time."

That wiped the snide look from her face. "You've succeeded in making me regret saving your miserable life. I'm thinking I should set things right by fate." She could see that I meant every word. "If you don't fear for yourself, try fearing for your family."

Her mind was far from interesting. Foremost she wanted to cut and run.

She held her hands up, palms forward as if in surrender. "Okay, don't do anything." She pleaded, finally getting the idea. "I didn't really mean it. I haven't told anyone. I won't tell anyone, ever. Look, I'm sorry, I was wrong to do this to you….when you helped me. I swear, you'll never hear from me again."

She was telling the truth. I didn't say a thing, just turned and walked away.

I returned home and my family was waiting to hear what had happened. "It's over." I told them. The relief in Esme's face was apparent. Carlisle just put his hand on my shoulder and nodded. They went upstairs and I was alone with my siblings.

"It would've worked out either way." Jasper announced while Alice cringed.

"I'm aware of your contingency plan." I told him. "It's very selfless of you to take on that responsibility, thank you."

Jasper shrugged. "It wouldn't mean as much to me as to the rest of you. So I'd have to start over." Raising his eyebrows he licked his lips. My sister slapped him in the back of the head.

"Hey, Edward..?" Emmett sounded almost embarrassed. Good. "About before…." Rosalie glared at him, hands on hips prodding him forward. "I'm really sorry about that…" Rose cleared her throat. "And I promise I won't come into your room when the door is shut without knocking first." He looked to Rose to see if that was sufficient. She smiled and he let out a breath.

I held out my hand to him. At first he thought I meant to shake his hand, but then the light went off in his head. He reached into his pocket and placed a small black memory stick in my outstretched hand. I closed my fingers over it into a fist and he flinched. "Apology accepted."