I stopped in mid-sentence and sat there with my jaw gaping open. Was that Edward speaking? Was he aware of the words that were coming out of his mouth? "What?"
"I said okay. We'll try. But I can't guarantee anything, Bella. You know that."
"I . . . uh . . . yes! Of course! Great! Um, you do understand what you're saying, don't you?"
"Yes, Bella" he responded with a long-suffering sigh. "I decided it's not fair to ask you to miss out on such an important human experience because you're in love with a vampire. I will try to give you what you want."
All of a sudden my eyes were brimming with emotion. I knew how much it cost Edward to give in. He had resisted out of love for me: now he conceded to my demands for the same reason. I threw myself into his marble arms. "Thank you, Edward. I love you, more than I can say."
Edward flashed his trademark crooked grin at me before sobering and saying, "You need to promise me one thing, though."
"Anything," I replied.
"Staying in control is going to be hard enough without your . . . unpredictable responses, flattering though they are. Just promise to do exactly what I tell you."
I hesitated. "Of course, but . . . well, you know I'm not always in control of my reactions."
"I realize that, Bella," he replied, "but if you cannot restrain yourself, this won't work."
"I'll do my best," I promised.
Edward smiled. "So will I."
Author's Note: This is obviously very short. I just wrote it to establish the idea of the story and see if people were interested in it. If people review and say they're interested, I will write more. And it will be STEAMY! If you don't like it, just don't review.