I sat on the armrest of the couch, my feet hanging over as the edge as I shifted the wood with a firepoker. It wasn't long before the smell of chocolate filled the tiny room. I looked back towards the small kitchen, Edward had his back to me as he moved quickly, going through the fridge and several cupboards. He told he the kitchen was off limits, which I didn't understand. I've made hot chocolate before. He was probably making chocolate from scratch, that wouldn't surprise me. I pulled at the ends of my hair trying to smooth them down as they dried from being outside.
I placed the poker back in its spot and made my way over to the large picture window. One of the first things that caught my eye was the breathtaking sunset. The sky was glowing a dark orange. It was always too cloudy in Forks to see the sunset. It always just faded in with the rainclouds. I glanced over at our snowman, noticing one of the rocks was now sitting in the snow. Perfect. I shook my head at Edwards statement about her being perfect. I tried looking through the thick growth at the edge of the property, but could see nothing but trees. This place was amazing.
"Would you like to watch a movie?" I turned around quickly, noticing his voice was much closer, to find him sitting on the couch. I shook my head as I crossed the room quickly, finding my place beside him, pulling a warm blanket around my waist.
"Here." He handed me an oversized mug topped with whipped cream. "Careful, it's hot." He warned as I slowly brought it to my lips, blowing cautiously.
"Mmm." I mumbled. "This is amazing." I looked up at his smiling eyes.
"Imported chocolate always tastes better." He explained as he slid an arm around me.
"What's that?" I asked, pointing towards the wooden coffee table in the center of the room. Barely able to fit on the narrow table was a large silver platter covered in a red silk cloth.
"For you." He grinned, as he reached out and removed the red cloth, displaying an assortment of fruit; strawberries, apples, kiwi, pineapple, cantaloupe, mango, and some fruit I had never even seen before. In the middle of the platter was a large bowl of melted chocolate, steam swirling on top.
"Edward!" I said loudly, my eyes widening. "I'll never be able to eat all of that."
His laughter shook the couch. I clutched my mug tightly, careful not to spill any of the hot liquid on my hands.
"You don't have to eat all of it." He laughed. "You just have to taste all of it." For a split second I thought this might have to do with important milestones. I turned my head slightly, glancing out of the corner of my eye. His expression full of love, his eyes finding mine as he flashed that smile that made me melt.
"Oh." I said, as I reached forward towards the platter.
"Allow me." He grinned. "You seem to have your hands full." He reached for a strawberry and dipped it in the melted chocolate, bringing it slowly to my lips. I took the whole strawberry and then some, licking the remaining chocolate from his fingers.
"Imported chocolate?" I asked, as I took another sip of my hot chocolate.
"MmHmm." He answered, as he reached for a slice of apple this time. "And imported strawberries, and apples, and mango and..."
"I get the point." I laughed, cutting him off. There must have been about 25 different kinds of fruit in front of me. Once again I opened my mouth, waiting for another piece of imported fruit, dipped in imported chocolate. His fingers lingered at my lips, as he brushed his thumb along my top lip.
"I wish you could experience this." I said before realizing, that once again, I was making another human remark. I bit my lip softly, and before I could apologize he was waiting with another piece of fruit.
"I am experiencing this." He said. I glanced up to his warm eyes as I bit into the mango. "Watching you enjoy this is just as enjoyable for me" He smiled, leaning forward, pressing his lips against mine. "Mmm" He mumbled. "Delicious." I couldn't help but laugh.
"I'm stuffed." I said after eating what I knew was way over the daily advised amount of fruit for an individual. He took my mug from my hands and placed it beside the platter on the table.
"Thank you." I said, sliding my hand into his, resting my head against his chest. He reached up with his free hand, pushing my hair away from my face. His cool fingers brushing against my cheek as he made his way along my jaw, pulling my chin up.
"Thank you." He whispered, his cool breath washing over my face. I felt my eyes slowly getting heavy as I tried to fight off a yawn. "Sleep, Bella." He whispered, tucking some hair behind my ear. I pressed my lips against his once more before sliding down on the couch, my head landing in his lap as he pulled the blanket up over my shoulders.
I slowly opened my eyes, glancing around the cabin and then the smell hit me. I mixture of spices, pasta sauce and garlic filled the room. I soon realized that I was laying in the middle of the king sized bed, swallowed by heavy blankets. Edward must have moved me. The cabin was mostly dark, apart from the dim light from the fireplace, and the glow coming from around the corner in the kitchen. I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, searching for Edward. As if on cue the front door opened slowly and I saw Edward peek his head around the door.
"Oh, your finally awake." He said as he pushed the door opened, his arms full of firewood.
"How long was I out?" I asked as I watched him place the firewood in a pile in the corner.
"About 6 hours. I was almost worried you would never wake up." He joked as he placed pieces of wood into the fireplace, the room lighting up as the fire grew.
"You should have waken me up." I pushed the blankets off of me, hoping to find relief that the open air would bring but I was only hit with more heat.
"but you looked adorable, and I'm assuming you were having a good dream" He laughed, making his way across the room till he reached the foot of the bed. I felt my face turn red, but could easily pass it off as being too warm. He reached his hand out, sliding it up my calf. The cool contact sent shivers up my leg, but was soon welcomed. It must have been over 100 degrees inside the cabin, and his touch was the only thing saving me from feeling like I was being cooked alive. I took my bottom lip between my teeth and reached forward, taking his hand in mine. I tugged lightly, pulling him onto the bed. He lay beside me, shifting his weight on his left arm as lay on my back
"Did you have a good dream? He asked, cocking an eyebrow at me. I felt my face turn red as I remembered bits of my dream.
There was me, and Edward, of course. We were back in the hot spring ans it was pouring rain, but everything was warm, the water, the air, the rain, the mud at the bottom, and then Edward wrapped his cool arms around my waist. I glanced down noticing I wasn't wearing my bathing suit. Edward reached up with his hand, pulling my face back up to his as he slowly leaned down, softly pressing his lips against mine. I squeezed my eyes shut, trying not to think about where my dream went and what kind of things I had said in my sleep.
I took a deep breath in through my nose. "What smells so good." I asked, trying to completely avoid having to tell Edward about my dream. I glanced back at him, watching as he sat himself up.
"Supper" He said, smiling as he pulled me up beside him.
"Supper? Already? I just ate." I said, which was accompanied by the sound of my stomach growling.
"and it looks like you could eat again." He laughed as he got off the bed, pulling me behind him. I crawled off the massive bed and followed Edward by hand across the living room and around the corner.
The roses were the first thing that caught my eye. 4 dozen roses sitting in a vase in the center of the candle lit table. As I got closer to the flowers, I could see, on each individual rose was a tag. I reached out to the one closest to me and flipped the tag around so I could read it.
"For the girl who refuses to take 'no' for an answer ." I couldn't help but laugh. I reached for another. "For the girl I cherish daily." I felt my heart pick up as I went through a couple more.
"For the girl who always keeps me guessing"
"For the girl who accepts me as I am."
"For the girl who said my name over and over again in her sleep"
"For the girl who makes me feel alive again"
"For the girl worth living for"
"For the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with"
That last one did it. All I had to do was blink once, and I could feel the tears running down warm cheeks. I felt Edwards cool embrace as he wrapped his arms around my waist from behind. I quickly reached up, brushing the tears from my face and turned around in his arms.
"I love you." I whispered as I threw my arms around him, hugging him
"And I love you." He whispered into my neck, his cool breath making it's way down my back.