A/N: I don't own Twilight or the characters, and the title and basis of the show belongs to Food Network of course.
Last time on How to Boil Water ….
Edward waved his hands in front of my eyes and then snapped his fingers. I blinked rapidly, looking up at him. We were still in the cab on the way back to my place from the party.
"Where were you just then?" he asked, teasingly. His green eyes were filled with a tender emotion I was still too afraid to label yet, as he looked down at me smiling.
"You don't even want to know," I blushed and buried my face into his chest.
I could only hope tonight would play out similarly to last night.
Sunday. At last.
It was officially my favorite day of the week. It was the one day of the week we both had absolutely nothing to do. The one day where I was just Edward and she was just Bella. I wasn't the over achieving student finally in the last stretch of my musical education, and she wasn't the world famous chef that never had a moments rest.
I sighed happily as my arm tightened around her. I wished we could stay like this all day, warm and close, wrapped up in this unusually happy and new bubble. I knew we couldn't though, eventually she would wake up and then soon after this perfect moment would be gone.
At this moment everything was so simple and right though. An unfamiliar feeling was starting to take over me, something that I had never really even given myself the chance to feel before as I felt her breath against my skin.
An indiscernible string of words left her mouth in the cutest mumble as she nuzzled closer to my chest. I smiled and kissed her forehead softly. She was everything I never even knew I wanted.
I twirled my fingers around a wavy lock of hair that was played across my chest and just tried to enjoy the moment because there was no way I was falling back asleep.
With her unbelievable soft body pressed so close to mine in the most intimate of embraces it seemed okay to let my mind wander about things I had been too afraid to think about before. I knew she liked me, we had already covered that, but in the last few days this thing, whatever it was we were doing, was turning into something more.
Am I in love with her?
My chest tightened in a pleasant way and I felt my cheeks tire from the large grin that had spread on my face.
I was in love with her.
I am in love …. with Bella.
Having admitted it to myself made my heart soar.
My mind raced with possibilities. Being with her forever, making her mine in every way, maybe even a family with her someday. I had never even considered any of these things before, music being my one and only love, and the women that graced my life just a passing fancy. But, with Bella … I wanted to give her the world, but most importantly my self.
The happy feeling didn't last as long as I would have liked because then my mind turned to how she felt.
Could she love me? Would she even want to love me?
After all she had been through in her past, I didn't know if it was possible for her to let herself go like that again. The thought of her rejection sent a bolt of pain trough my chest, bursting the balloon of happiness that had been swelling over the last few minutes.
Stop over thinking this! You always do this!
I internally shouted at myself, willing my heart rate to slow back down after it felt as if it would burst from my chest.
Bella stirred against me again,
"Mmm Edward," she sighed. I wasn't sure if she was awake or still asleep but just hearing her saying my name calmed me down instantly.
Maybe she could love me to.
*crawls out from under her rock*
Hi guys, or gals I should probably say. Guess what ... I'm still alive! :) Sorry for the epic wait between updates, and for the shortness of this one, but I'm using it as an electrical jump start to my lazy bum to start writing more! Also, it's a little reminder to let you know I'm still here, and more is coming.... Soon! Hope everyone is still interested and wants more. It's been a super busy summer for me so far, but I wont let that delay my writing like that again.
I'm sure you're thinking ... "hah.... busy ... lame excuse" ... so I'll give you a little rundown of what I've been up to because well ... I'm bored and I have nothing else better to do.
Family from out of state came down to sunny FL to visit for a week, got massively sunburnt at the beach, had a birthday (23 ick), went to disney world, read entire JR Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood series (loved it!), went to Busch Gardens three days in a row, worked like a mad woman to save money for .... my big move to Michigan! Oh, and packing. Add to all that babysitting, house cleaning, and last minute family bonding time and you have my life. Eek! I know, now you're thinking "Michigan? WTF?" but it's for love, and that's where my fella is so I'm trying to suck it up and move because 4 years of back and forth long distance just isn't fun.
Okay, well that's all. High five if you read all this. Oh, and if you review you get a preview of next chapter. For real this time! ^_^
Happy there is finally some form of update action? Thank my amazing wonder beta JustJo94! She kept me in check, and motivated me to get back to work. She's a doll, I know. Now everyone send her warm fuzzies!
This ends the massive A/N. See you guys again this weekend I hope.