HEY, YA'LL KNOW THE GIG. I DON'T OWN ANYTHING. THIS IS MY SECOND STORY BUT I GUESS MY FIRST ONE WASN'T ALL THE GREAT SO I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND SAY THIS IS MY FIRST SO PLZ R&R. I NEED HELP AND I WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE IS READING THIS AND I'D LOVE ANY CONSTRUCTIVE CRITISISM AND IDEAS. THX!!

For weeks now, Bella had been blowing hot and cold on him and now that there was less than a week in their marriage, Edward was getting really worried. At times, Bella clung to him like there was no tomorrow and other times, she seemed to pretend that he wasn't even there . There were some days when he just couldn't figure anything out. One moment she was staring at him with all the love in the world and the next, she pretended she didn't even know him. He frowned at the memories, trying to decipher the meaning behind them.

"Bella…"Edward gazed her as she sat at her dining table trying to figure out her math homework.

His beautiful angel looked up and smiled at him. "Hmmm?"

She looked so innocent and Edward felt that familiar electricity between the two of them. He leaned in, finding that he need her touch. How long had it been since she last held his hand? He couldn't remember, but at this time, he couldn't care less. The only thing on his mind was that undying need for her lips against his so he could show her how much he loved her. He leaned in, inhaling, and pressed his mouth tenderly against hers. They felt so soft, and warm; Edward never wanted to stop. Eventually, Bella pulled away, gasping for air.

"Edward? Is everything ok?" Her irresistible voice filled his ears.

"Of course." He smiled and pulled her into his arms. Bella rested her head there and Edward felt her eyelashes brush against his chest and her eyes closed. As usual, the moment ended too soon. Again, it was Bella who pulled away and tried to concentrate on the homework that obviously confused her.

"Do you need help?" Edward breathed in her ear and he leaned over to get a good look at the math problems.

"No, it's ok. I need to be able to figure at least something out by myself. I'll be stupid if you do everything for me." Bella grinned up at him and started leafing through her notes.

Edward smiled back but couldn't ignore the feeling on the back of his mind that maybe she wasn't joking and maybe just didn't want him that much anymore. His smile quickly turned back into a worried frown as his mind involuntarily expanded on that thought. When he finally looked back at Bella, he found her staring out of the window, her mind in some other world, and her pencil tapping absently against the wooden table. He stared at the gorgeous girl that he somehow loved him. Or had loved him. It ached him to even consider that Bella might have realized what a horrible monster he was. He was so close to making her his and if they separated now, Edward knew he wouldn't be able to survive. Just considering it made it hard to breathe and Edward felt a sudden desperation deep in his chest, right at the spot where his cold, stone heart had stopped beating.

Unable to hold back the emotions any longer, Edward lounged toward Bella and kissed her lips as passionately as ever. He tried to hold back in fear of hurting her, but the horrible emotions gurgling inside of him made it impossible. After what seemed like forever, but was probably only a few milliseconds, Bella snapped out of her reverie and surprise and kissed him back just as fiercely. When she did, Edward felt a wave of pure bliss wash over his mentally tortured body. It was amazing. Everything, even the cursed desire of her blood fled from inside of him. His eyes would have rolled back and he would have fainted from happiness if he was a human. But for the first time, he was grateful for being a vampire. He could simply not breathe and not have to worry about it. Matters were different for Bella of course. She was running out of air and couldn't break away because of Edwards hand, firmly weaved into her hair. Not that she particularly wanted to break away. So, soon, Bella's lungs ran out of oxygen and she fainted in mid-kiss.

Edward pulled back in surprise when he felt Bella suddenly stop responding to his caress. He couldn't help but smile as he realized that she had fainted while he kissed her. He grinned at a very old memory that tugged the back of his mind. He remembered that day so long ago when he'd kissed Bella for the second time and took her to his house for the first time.

He snapped out of his happy reverie and leaned back to stare at his love again. She looked so sweet and peaceful when she wasn't awake and being bothered my life's constant problems. Edward smiled and picked her up and carried her to her bed. As he laid her down, her lush brown hair splayed across the bed. She looked so amazing, like an angel out of the sky. Edward stared at her for a few more moments before she stared to stir awake.

"What happened?" Bella slowly sat up and looked around her. "When did I get here?"

"You fainted while I was kissing you love. I'm sorry. And then I thought you looked tired so I brought you up here to sleep." Edward gave Bella her favorite crooked smile and tilted his head to one side.

"It's ok." She smiled and yawned, "But I really should finish my homework before I go to sleep."

"I'll do it for you. Don't worry, love. Get some sleep. You need it." He gently pushed her into a laying position and pulled the cover over her. "Good night."

"Good night, Edward. I love you."

"I love you more." Edward smiled and disappeared downstairs to finish her homework.