A/N: I don't own Twilight.

EPOV

"Bella, just say it. Whatever the case may be, we'll work it out." I was growing extremely impatient, even though I knew I shouldn't be.

"Edward, it's not that easy, especially when Alice sees all and then has to spill the beans on things she shouldn't see."

What HAD Alice seen? I can't imagine that Bella would even bring it up if it was about my adventure in the woods. What if she did? How would I explain THAT to her? I had never thought of it, but would my self pleasure make her think that she wasn't good enough for me? That I had to do it myself? That was not the case, but Bella might see it that way.

Bella finally stammered it out, blushing profusely. "She said…oh geez, why am I being so worried about this?" I couldn't help but feel the same way. "When we do have sex, uhm, as of our current decisions, it's going to be quite painful for me, because of your size." I don't think I've ever seen her face that red. "She told me that the plan that you come up with will work though."

Plan? What plan? I'd have to make time to call Alice just to check in to see what my plan was going to be. I'd also have to ask her about that phone call that was interrupting my private moments with Bella. It couldn't have been that important, could it? Oh well, I'd figure that out later.

"Edward…earth to Edward…hello, I'm still standing in front of you!"

I smiled at her and pulled her to my body, kissing her forehead. "Everything will work out flawlessly, love. Just leave everything to me."

She started giggling uncontrollably and before I could ask, "Edward, you do realize you are standing there in a towel, right?"

"And what's so funny about that?" I asked, truly curious.

"Well, if it fell, it could put us in a totally awkward position," she smiled up at me. The last thing I needed to think about was being naked around Bella, especially wet and naked.

"Alright you little vixen, how about you take a shower and think about what we're going to do today and I'll wait for you downstairs. Sound like a plan?"

"Can that plan involve spending all day in bed with you?" She asked coyly.

"Tempting, but no. I want to spend time with not only your body, but also your mind. As much as I love our recent findings on the physical side, I want to keep our mental connection stronger than ever." It looks like our sexual relationship had not only created a monster in me, but also one in her.

I walked out of the bathroom with a smile on my face. Bella could be so charming sometimes, and although her offer to stay in bed was extremely alluring, I didn't want our relationship to turn only into a physical one. If we grew into a physical relationship only, Bella would eventually become bored of me and consequently, leave me. I didn't know if that would actually happen, but I wasn't going to take that chance and lose her.

I got dressed and walked down stairs to the living room. As I sat on the couch, keeping up my human charades even though I didn't need to, I listened intently to the water running upstairs. I could hear the beads of water hitting Bella's skin, but something left me feeling anxious. Her breathing sped up dramatically and every now and then, her breathing would hitch.

Was something wrong? Did I need to go up there and investigate what was wrong? I had to, if something was wrong, the sooner I got there to help the better.

Just as I got up, I heard something that threw me off. What was it? It sounded like a cry, so I quickened my pace. Then, I heard it again. Fast, heavy breathing, hitched breath, moaning. You didn't have to be a genius to figure it out. Bella was pleasuring herself.

I turned on my heels quickly to head back down the stairs. I collapsed back onto the couch to ponder the events that had just happened. Bella. Pleasuring. Herself. Why was I so taken aback at this? Hadn't I just left the house a few hours before and defaced a tree. It would only be natural that Bella would do the same thing.

I decided I'd distract myself, giving her as much privacy as possible by not listening to her. She'd probably be mortified if she knew I had heard her.

In order to distract myself, I thought about Bella's phone call from Alice. My phone! I had completely forgotten about destroying my old one and needing to activate a new one. I went to the cupboard where we kept new phones, this tended to happen a lot, especially with Emmett.

I dialed the activation number and went through all the steps to activate my new phone. It was finally done and I had 1 new message. That's odd.

I quickly dialed my voicemail and put in my pass code. "You have 1 unheard message" the automated system told me. Yeah, yeah, just let me get to the message.

"Hello, Mr. Cullen. This is Kevin Lane from The Moonlight Resort in San Diego. I am calling to confirm your private stay at our resort for Friday and Saturday of this week. If any problems arise, please don't hesitate to call me. Thank you again for your business, Mr. Cullen."

It was going to be perfect. Me, Bella, and the ocean. Well a private house on the ocean where we could just be together without a care in the world.

A/N: Yes I know it's a short chapter, but I had to throw it in to set it up because if I skipped it the next one wouldn't make any sense. The next chapter WILL be out next week, probably Thursday or Friday.

On a really good note, my new story, We Might As Well Be Strangers, is finally up. Chapter 2 will be up this weekend. Go read it please!

Other news I just wanted to put out there in case you didn't know about it, the Bellies is accepting nominations thecatt . net (take out spaces) and there is a new awards site called the Indies Twific Awards. This is a great idea by 2 great authors to get peoples names out there who have stories that may not be that popular. Theindietwificawards . com (remove spaces) So go nominate whoever you may choose and/or vote!