WOW. It has been forever since I have updated this story. God, it has almost been two months. That is terrible! I have good news though; this is the last chapter for this little short story! I originally wasn't going to finish it because I hated the story so much, but my reviewers convinced me to finish it, so I have to thank you guys! Everything you have had questions about so far is most likely going to be answered in this chapter. :D
"Uh..yea.." Bella said awkwardly as she stepped to the side to allow the Greek god to walk into her best friends house. He was currently sporting a pair of white Nike gym shoes, dark blue jeans, and a form fitting green t-shirt that left nothing to the imagination. As Bella watched him, she couldn't help but to think of her and the man standing before her mixed up in a sweaty embrace as they..
"Bella, did you just hear what I asked you?" Alice asked.
"What?" Bella questioned as her cheeks began to turn a bright shade of red. Thank god there was no such thing as mind readers because they wouldn't want to know what Bella was just thinking.
"I asked you if you have met Edward before." Alice piped.
"Oh.." Bella stated as her cheeks started to turn even redder, "Um.. No, I have never met him before. It's nice to meet you, Edward."
"Oh come one Bells, is that really how you are going to greet Alice's brother?" Emmett asked and Bella inwardly groaned. What it with everyone tonight, they are all acting really weird. Bella thought.
"It is a pleasure to meet you, Edward. Alice has told me so much about you." Bella smiled and held out her hand of Edward to take.
"No, the pleasure is mine." Edward responded in a husky voice as he took Bella's hand in his and shook it gently, and all Bella wanted to do was grab him by the collar of his shirt, kiss him senseless, and do things her mother and father won't approve of. Bella was the first to let go of the handshake, but Edward didn't let her hand go. Instead, he yanked on her hand, resulting in Bella crashing into Edward's chest.
"What are you doing?" Bella asked as she wrapped her arms around Edward's torso.
"I don't think we were introduced the right way. I want to start all over. Pretend that we have never seen each other before." Edward said as he rubbed soothing circles on her lower back.
"No, Edward, it's fine." Bella said as she tried to back away from Edward. His sister was standing right behind them, and Bella knew right away that there would be questions later.
"Edward, let me go." Bella whispered.
"No." Edward responded back as his grip tightened.
"Then tell me what you mean by starting all over?" Bella questioned.
"We got off on the wrong foot. There are a lot of things that I need to confess to you." Edward said with a grin on his face.
"Like what?" Bella demanded.
"First off, I saw you at the store yesterday. I know you saw me talking to Lauren, or rather you saw me trying to get away from her." Edward said as he lightly let go of her and took a step back. "There are a few things I know you heard, but I want you to know that I am not a man whore-"
"What are you talking about Eddie?" Emmett boomed.
"How everything was all-" Edward stopped when Alice leapt over to him and covered his mouth with her hand.
"What he is trying to say is he doesn't like Lauren anymore." Alice said with a forced smile, and Bella knew that something was up.
"Okay, guys. Spill the beans. I know something is going on and it would only be pointless for you guys to keep hiding whatever it is you are hiding from me. I am going to find out sooner or later." Bella stated and Alice sighed.
"I guess the cat is out of the bag. Edward, care to explain?" Alice asked as innocently as she could.
"No, Alice, I think you need to be the one to break the news considering this was all your idea the whole time." Edward shot back at his sister.
"No." Alice responded, "You followed through with the plan. I wasn't holding a gun to your head telling you to do it." Alice finished as she gave Edward a knowing look.
"Alright, fine. It was both of our ideas. Which mean we both should confess." Edward spoke up.
"Can you at least tell me what you guys are talking about?" Bella questioned. She placed her hands on her hips and let out a long sigh.
"Bella, first off, Santa Clause isn't real." Alice rushed in.
"I know that." Bella remarked.
"Edward told me that you had cookies and milk laying o-" Alice immediately stopped in the middle of her sentence and slapped her hand over her mouth.
"What do you mean 'Edward told you?" Bella growled as her best friend.
"Now it looks like the cat is out of the bag." Rose chimed in with a light smile on her face.
"Rose?" Bella asked, "You knew about all of this?"
"Yep." Rose responded as she popped the 'p.'
"Alice, what do you mean?" Bella asked with a hard edge to her voice.
"What do I have to be the one to explain all of this?" Alice asked as she looked nervously in her brother's direction.
"Hey, it was your idea, but I'll chime in." Edward said with a shrug.
"Can we please just cut the chit-chat and get to the main point?" Bella interrogated.
"Edward was dressed as Santa Clause." Alice said simply.
"Gee, thanks." Bella responded as she rolled her eyes, "I figured that out when I opened the door and I saw him standing outside."
"Fine, since Alice is such a coward, I guess I will be the bigger person and spill the beans." Edward started, "Alice told me that you haven't had a 'male companion' in awhile, and she asked if I would go and spice up your life a little."
"You mean…Alice!" Bella yelled as she sent a nasty glare in her best friends direction.
"Bella, please let me finish. I agreed to the proposal because I haven't had a 'female companion' in awhile." Edward said.
"Oh, so you just used me to get a quick lay?" Bella shot back angrily.
"That isn't what I meant." Edward cut in smoothly.
"Then what do you mean? Please, enlighten me." Bella said. She knew she was being a complete bitch, but how would you act if you were in Bella's position right now?
"What I meant to say is, Alice thought we would be really good together, and I decided to see if she was right." Edward quickly defended.
"Oh, so you needed to have sex with me to find out if we would be good together? I guess you didn't think so because I never got a call back or anything." Bella responded. "I just can't believe you, and yes, I mean everyone else in this room right now."
"Bella, we're all sorry." Alice started to explain, but Bella didn't allow her the chance.
"Alice, I told you I was fine by myself. I didn't need anyone else, and I was perfect all by myself. Why did you feel the need to do something like this?" Bella asked.
"Because, I thought you were lonely. I know what it is like, and I thought I could help you out a bit." Alice murmured.
"Well guess what? I wasn't lonely." The furious woman bit back.
"Bella, let me explain!" Alice yelled, "I thought you were lonely, okay? You can't blame me for having my speculations. I thought you and Edward together would be really nice. You guys have a lot of things in common." Alice explained.
"Alice, I am sure we do, but it is the fact that he came to my house- no, came down my chimney, and had sex with me."
"Hey, it takes two to tango." Emmett cut in smiling.
"Yea, that was going to be another point of mine." Alice said.
"Thanks, Emmett," Bella growled, "What do you think I was going to do? I see this sexy guy come down my chimney and he starts stripping down in front of me. I even told him that I thought it was a bad idea."
"Yea but you still continued with your actions." Rose said.
"Why are you guys trying to blame all of this on me? It was all Alice's idea in the first place." Bella said.
"Bella, you have to admit that you were a little lonely." Rose spoke up.
"No." Bella responded a little too quickly.
"You always were a bad liar." Emmett said.
"I wasn't lying." Bella stated flatly.
"Oh come on. You actually expect us to believe this bull shit?" Alice asked.
"Yea, I do because it isn't bull shit!"
"See, she is doing it again." Emmett smiled, "Whenever she lies, she looks to the left really quickly."
"Can we stop fooling around, and get down to the real point?" Bella asked, "I know Alice told Edward about me, but is that why you had me put on that lingerie?" Bella asked. She kept her eyes fixed on Bella and saw her nod her head.
"It was pretty nice, actually." Edward spoke with a goofy grin on his face.
"Whatever Edward, too bad you won't be seeing me in it again." Bella remarked, "So then how did Edward get on my roof and down my chimney?"
"He climbed up the house using the garden ladder you have on the side of your house, and he got down your chimney using a rope." Alice said.
"Hn.. pretty smart. How the hell did you videotape the rooftop, and get the news broadcasting station to broadcast that?" Bella asked.
"Oh, that." Alice said laughing, "You will need to talk to Edward about that one."
"How did you do it?" Bella asked.
"I asked Mike to videotape it, him and I are friends. Also, I was able to buy some time on the news station that morning." Edward responded as he shrugged his shoulders.
"You're friends with Mike?" Bella asked as her upper lip curled up in disgust.
"We used to work together, and we have been friends since. He was more than willing to videotape that little snippet of me on the roof." Edward said as he laughed to himself.
"This was obviously all planned out then?" Bella asked.
"I still can't believe you would do this to me." Bella said as she placed her head in her hands. "Did you think it was funny?"
"Funny?" Alice and Edward asked at the same time.
"Yea, did you find it funny?"
"Bella, why would we find this funny?"
"Because you got me. Edward got his lay, so now he can go back home and act like nothing ever happened before."
"Bella, why do you think I would do that?" Edward asked, his voice surprisingly soft.
"Because, you didn't even have any contact with me. I just thought it was a one-time thing. I was right."
"No, Bella," Edward raised his voice a few octaves, "I was scared."
"Scared?" Bella laughed, "What are you scared about?"
"Bella, when we were having sex, I felt complete, almost whole. It felt as though I was waiting for that moment for all of my life. After you went to sleep, I stayed up and I walked around your house."
"Why would you do that?" Bella asked.
"I'm sorry, but I was so interested. You interest me and I wanted to get to know you a little better. They say you can learn a lot about a person by their house, and they were correct." Edward said as a smile worked its way onto his face.
"Let me guess, you got scared and that is why you left so quickly the next morning." Bella said.
"No, in fact, it is the opposite. Bella, you are like my dream girl. You like to read, I can tell from the large amount of books you have in your room, and your book selection are all my favorite books. You like to keep your house clean, like me. Plus, I saw some things in your bedroom that I liked as well." Edward finished.
"You went looking through my room!" Bella yelled.
"I didn't see much, but what I did see, I liked a lot." Edward said as he smiled at her. Bella, not wanting to get into detail what Edward found in her room with everyone standing around, decided to drop the subject.
"How is this supposed to mean I am your perfect woman?" Bella asked.
"Because, what I learned about you was.. mind boggling. I have never felt the same attraction towards someone before, and that scared me." Edward spoke.
"How were you scared?" Bella asked.
"How was I not?" Edward responded, "I am 23 years old, single, and living my life. Then you come around and I am willing to give all of that up. Men my age are out partying and hooking up with every woman on the face of the Earth, and guess what? I was willing to sacrifice all of that for you." Edward spoke as he took a step towards her.
"Edward, how do I know you aren't joking?" Bella asked.
"Why would I want to let someone perfect like you slip away?" Edward asked as his strong arms wound themselves around Bella's small body.
"Sh. Don't ruin the moment." He whispered, as he swept some hair away from her face.
"Everyone is looking." Bella whispered as she placed her hands on Edward's chest.
"Let them look then." Edward whispered back to her. His breath was blowing onto her neck, making her shiver in delight.
"You two need to get a room." Emmett boomed.
"Shut up, Emmett." Edward growled back.
"You know, I haven't forgiven you yet." Bella commented.
"Then how about we start over then?" Edward asked as he let go of her.
"That's cool with me." Bella responded as she smiled.
"Alright, but this time can you wear the blue lacy lingerie I found in your bedroom?"
"I thought you said you didn't find much!" Bella shrieked as her cheeks turned a deep red color.
"Oh no, I found a lot of things." Edward said with a knowing smile.
Phew! This mini-story is finally done. What do you guys think about the ending? Is it a yay or nay? I hope I answered everyone's questions, and I want to thank all of my readers and reviewers for sticking around with me through everything! It really means a lot to me! Please be honest on your thoughts because this is my first mini-story and I would like to know how to improve!
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