Frustration. That's what I've been feeling. Ever since I rescued Edward in Italy he'd been teasing me…relentlessly. He wasn't doing it on purpose. But, he's Edward and one kiss can send me into overdrive! Every night he has been sleeping with me. That is, he's been holding me while I sleep. I couldn't get Edward to touch me if my life depended on it. He would come up with a more brilliant and elaborate way to save me. Things have progressed, however. One night, he actually lost control, crawled on top of me, and started grinding against me. It. Was. AMAZING! But, all too slowly, he ended up pulling away and apologizing…like he always does.
So, since Edward wasn't making things easy for me, I decided not to make things easy for him. Alice actually gave me this idea. We decided to step up my wardrobe, which Alice was thrilled to do, and temp him in every…possible…way. I sent Alice shopping without me. There is no reason why I should suffer in this process. My new wardrobe would help, most definitely, but I needed something else.
"So,…now what? I can't just prance around the house in a mini skirt and heals. He wouldn't fall for that." I fell back on my bed and stared at the ceiling.
"Well," Alice began. "You could make him jealous." A wide smile played across her face. "And, you know who makes Edward most jealous…"
"Mike?" I was confused.
"No, Bella!! JACOB! Knowing that you actually like that filthy mutt drives Edward CRAZY!" Alice was actually jumping up and down like an excited child on Christmas.
"Oh!" A million little ideas played in my mind. "I don't want to make him mad, though. My plan isn't going to work if Edward isn't speaking to me."
"Didn't he already say that you could see him? He doesn't want you to be angry with him for driving a wedge between you and Jacob. It's perfect!! Now, what would be the perfect outfit?" Alice was standing in front of my closet with her finger tapping her lip…deep in though, I'm sure.
"Okay, but I'm not going by myself. Since you guys can't cross the line, nor can you stand being around each other, I'll ask Angela if she wants to go to the beach with me. At the very least, Edward would know that I wasn't alone with Jake." I smiled. This was going to work.
I wanted nothing more than for Edward to touch me. He didn't understand what a tease he was. Most couples our age, okay, MY age, had gone much further than Edward and I. I understand that he doesn't want to hurt me, but I don't believe me will. Nobody is more careful than Edward. He just needed the right amount of persuasion…or, temptation. And, I was more than willing to help persuade him…,or tempt him. I really hope he's ready for what's in store for him. I know that I am.