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Rock and Roll All Night
It was 4:57 and Edward was fresh from the shower. Not like in the way where his hair was still a little wet, but in the way that he had just thrown on a pair of jeans to answer the door and he still had rivulets of water languidly making their way down his bare torso kind of way. And boy was I all types of happy to see him.
Please don't be drooling! Please don't be drooling!
Blatant ogling I can deal with, but I would never live down a trail of spittle.
My eyes took their time as they disengaged from the drops of water and made their way back up to Edward's face. It was currently lit with a smile that traveled all the way up to his eyes.
"Hi, Bella," he greeted me and his smile grew just a bit wider. "My face is up here."
"Yes, Edward. I know. How are you feeling?"
"Much better thank you," he gestured for me to come in and shut the door behind me. "But I can think of one thing that would make me feel even better."
I can think of more than one thing, Edward.
"And what is that?"
"A hug from a beautiful lady," he finished the compliment with another winning smile.
"I think that can be arranged," I said, walking towards him as he opened his arms to embrace me. I let out a soft sigh at how nice it felt to be this close to him again.
"I missed you," Edward whispered into my hair, running a hand slowly up and down my back.
I closed my eyes and smiled against his chest. "Me too."
The week had been painstakingly long for me. It was nice being able to keep in touch with Edward through calls and texts, but it wasn't nearly enough. The entire time we were apart I just longed to see him and touch him like I was now.
I opened my eyes and watched Edward's nipples harden as my breath washed over his chest.
Hmm. Glad to see I'm not the only one enjoying this,I thought smugly.
I started nuzzling my cheek against the downy hairs on Edward's chest. By now the remaining drops of water had dried and all that remained of his earlier shower was the warm, clean scent of his soap. I loved that clean man smell and the scent of Edward was no exception.
"You smell really good, Edward."
Aforementioned sexy smelling man hummed against the top of my head as I took my time skimming my nose in light patterns on his skin. Edward's nipples were still reacting to my proximity and I couldn't seem to stop my mind from wondering just how responsive they might be.
Lines. Circles. Figure-eights. Each brought me closer to one of his nipples before I would slowly retreat. With each pass I moved a tiny bit closer to my destination. My hands caressed his back much like he did to mine, but my intention was to arouse rather than soothe.
Fucking finally I gathered the courage to press my lips against the tawny pink skin of his nipple. Edward made some unintelligible noise from deep within his chest and I took that as encouragement to continue.
Feeling slightly braver, my tongue peeked out from behind my lips for a tentative lick of his soft skin.
That unintelligible noise quickly turned into a growl and I found myself being gently backed up against Edward's front door. He placed a leg between mine and put his hands on either side of my head. I was completely ensconced in Edward. He held my gaze for a few moments before speaking, almost as if he were searching for something.
"What do you think you're doing, Bella?" Edward asked, still watching me carefully. His breathing was slightly labored.
"Well, I thought that was quite obvious," I began before wetting my lips and continuing. "I wanted to see if you tasted as good as you smell," I answered as though it was quite simple... which it was. I wanted a taste. His nipple was right there taunting me.
Elementary reasoning, really.
"And what's the verdict?" Edward asked, cocking his head slightly to the right.
I stood on my toes so I could more easily whisper in the ear he had most graciously offered me.
"You taste even better. So much better," I said decidedly, punctuating my response with a brush of my lips across his cheek.
As he groaned my name Edward easily turned his head to face me full-on and captured my lips with his. And believe me, they went along willingly.
My hands continued to stroke and entice Edward's back as his hands took a gentle hold of my face. He softly guided my head to a different angle at which he could better access my mouth. Each kiss was different. Passionate. Chaste. Teasing. Wanton. Savoring. They were everything I needed after being away from Edward.
Our kisses slowly faded to pecks and I rested my head on the door behind me.
"Hi," I greeted Edward again, smiling brightly.
He responded with another 'hi' of his own as he took of my hands and guided me out of the entry way and into the apartment.
"Would you like something to drink while we wait for the pizza?" Edward asked, gesturing to several unopened wine bottles on the kitchen island. "I wasn't sure what you liked to drink, so I brought out a few options. I have soda or juice too, if that's what you want… and water of course. I preheated the oven before I jumped in the shower just in case it needed to be warmed up, so all that's left to do is relax and wait..."
At this point Edward was rambling a little and it was adorable to watch. Halfway through his beverage speech he stretched an arm behind his head to scratch the back of his head. His head was tilted down a little to survey the kitchen as his eyes. So when he finally slowed his roll I was afforded with a view of Edward's torso sort of sprawled out and him looking up at me through his lashes.
The sight left me a little speechless so I just smiled at his preparedness. He was being very thoughtful. I walked over to take a better look at the wine selection before me. Edward had placed out a couple of red, white and sparkling wines. I reached out for bottle with the familiar white and teal label. I heard Edward chuckle at my selection and I raised my eyes to his.
"Tanya likes that fruity shit, too," he announced with a smirk. I scoffed at his statement.
"Whatever. Don't you even try and deny the deliciousness of Barefoot Moscato! Resistance to its apricot and citrusy goodness is futile!"
"Alright. Down, girl! Since it's just the two of us I'll have a glass with you. But if Nathan or the guys found out about this… it might ruin my manly reputation."
"Okay, Twinkle-toes. My lips are sealed," I snarked back at him, trying to hold in a giggle.
"That's it!" Edward declared. I started to back away slowly as he started stalking towards me. Before I could turn around and make a run for it Edward charged and threw me over his shoulder with a grunt.
"Edward!" I squealed. "Put me down!" I demanded between laughs. I half-heartedly kicked my legs and gave him a few playful smacks on his cute little ass.
"Now I have no choice but to prove my manliness. I can't have my woman doubting me, now can I?" he asked, carefully tossing me onto the couch. Edward climbed gracefully onto the couch after me, crawling up to where I was settled.
"Your woman, huh?"
"Umm. Yes… if you'd like."
"It does have a certain ring to it." I smirked, pretending to think about it before my ridiculously huge smile gave me away. "I'd like that."
"Me too," Edward agreed as he settled himself on the couch next to me.
I shifted my legs carefully so that I could place them across Edward's lap and cuddle up to him. He accommodated me by lifting his arm and putting it around my shoulders. I maneuvered my body so that my arms were at Edward's waist and my face in the crook of his neck. His awkward declaration made me very happy. I pressed a kiss against his skin and smiled.
Edward turned to me and nuzzled his nose against my hair. I lifted my head to look at him and was met with a soft kiss on my forehead followed by one on my nose and finally my lips. I smiled against his lips and repaid him with a kiss of my own. Then another. And another. Each one a little longer and deeper.
I loved kissing Edward. The feeling of our mouths working together filled me with excitement and a contentment that I'd never felt before.
Edward's thumb brushed my cheek soothingly as the rest of his fingers moved into my hair and his hand pulled my face more securely to his own. I eagerly leaned closer, craving Edward's proximity more with each kiss. He brought my bottom lip between his and I hummed my approval.
At this point I was flush against Edward's chest. My arms were hooked underneath his so that my hands gripped his shoulders from behind. I took advantage of Edward's hold on my bottom lip by lightly biting on his top lip. Just as I was about to slip Edward the tongue the door buzzer went off. Our tandem groans echoed in the quiet apartment.
"Seriously, what is it with all these people cock-blocking us!" I huffed in exasperation. It seemed like every time things were getting good between Edward something just had to happen to foil our sexy plans.
Edward literally laughed in my face as he gave me one last kiss before getting up.
"I'll be right back," he promised with a wink as he headed out the door.
I brooded on the couch while Edward went downstairs to get our pizza and pay the delivery man. Before I had too much time to internally fume about our latest interruption Edward walked back in with our food.
"Maybe it's a conspiracy, huh?" Edward asked as he set the pizza down on the kitchen island.
"That's exactly what I was thinking!" I declared, knowing full well that he was being a smart ass.
"Don't worry, Bella. If I have my way there will be plenty of time for that later."
"Alright," I replied simply. After all, I didn't want to appear too eager now, do I?
In companionable silence we dug into our deliciously hot pizza and both hummed in contentment.
Unsurprisingly I had a wonderful time with Edward. The food was delicious and I can't go without saying that the company was stellar. Being around Edward was easy; just like hanging out with one of my best friends. Albeit, a friend that I desperately want to make out with the vast majority of the time, but a friend nonetheless.
I checked my cell for the time and frowned when I saw how late it was getting. I really didn't want my night with Edward to end.
"Edward, I should get going," I announced despondently. "I'm sure Alice and Rose will want to do something tomorrow. With my luck, they'll probably drag with shopping with them," I groaned.
"Well, if that outfit you wore the other night at the show was a result of their shopping, I can't say I'm opposed," Edward said as he waggled his eyebrows at me suggestively. I responded with a scoff as I rolled my eyes.
"It definitely wasn't something I'd ever pick out for myself, that's for sure. But it was fun to mix it up for once." I smiled remembering my daring leather outfit. "Although I have to say…those heels might have looked killer, but they were killer on my feet, too!"
"How about I promise to give your feet a massage next time if you promise to wear them again?" Edward questioned with a devious smile.
"I'm sure we can come to some kind of agreement, Mr… Wait a second, how is it possible that I don't know your last name?" I asked incredulously.
"It's Mason. And don't take that tone with me, Miss…"
"Swan," I replied, sticking my tongue out at him cheekily.
"Well now that we have that all cleared up I can tell you that you aren't going anywhere," Edward told me with a smirk.
"Oh really, Smirky? Says who?" I argued.
"Says me. Look out the window." Edward jerked his head towards the windows.
"Shit! I thought it wasn't supposed to start snowing until tomorrow afternoon. Ugh. It's gonna be almost fucking impossible out there to get a cab and I…"
"Um, Bella… you obviously weren't listening to me. You're not going anywhere in this weather. You can stay here and stick out the storm with me," Edward said triumphantly.
"Edward, I'll be fine. It's really not that far."
"Stay with me, Bella. Please?" Edward stuck out his bottom lip and started to pout for good measure. "If it would make you feel more comfortable you could take my room and I could sleep out here on the couch. Just don't go, okay?" He could obviously see my resistance weakening and turned it up a notch by adding some quivering to the pouty lip.
That was the final blow.
"You will do no such thing, Edward! If you want me to stay here tonight you better be sleeping with me, buddy!" I practically demanded.
"Alright, alright, no need to raise your voice, Bella," he told me with a chuckle.
"Smartass," I teased. "Now do you have something I can wear to bed?"
"How do a t-shirt and some sweatpants sound?"