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Chapter Ten

Edward led Bella into the bathroom. He started the water in the bathtub/Jacuzzi and poured in some bubble bath. When the tub was full, he climbed in and then helped Bella in. They sat soaking in the warm water. Bella sat in front of Edward, leaning back against him.

"This feels so nice," Bella said.

"Yes, it does," Edward said. "It feels even better with you."

Bella smiled. "Hey, could I ask you something?"

"Only if I can ask you something."


"OK, then. Ask me your question."

"Does Emmett really give you a box of condoms every year?"

Edward laughed. "Oh, wow. Uh, yeah, he does. Only, it's not every year. It's every month."

"Oh, my God. Seriously?"

"Ever since you and I started seeing each other."

"He definitely wants us to be together."

"Yes, he does. Who told you about that, anyway?"

"Alice. She stopped me from buying them at the store."

"OK, then. Could I ask you my question now?"

"Fire away."

"Did you really ask Alice if vampires could have sex?"

Bella laughed, her cheeks turning rosy red. "She answered me before I could ask it."

"OK, but why would you think to ask that?"

Bella shrugged. "I don't know. I guess I was just curious as to…how it would play out with me being human and you being a vampire."


Bella turned to look at Edward. "I'm satisfied with the results."

Edward smiled. "Oh, I have another question for you."


"How did you convince Charlie to let you stay the night?"

Bella smiled devilishly. "Alice told him that she and I were having a slumber party tonight. She told him that Carlisle and Esmé would be home, and that you and I would be sleeping in separate rooms."

"So, he has no idea that everybody's gone for the night?"

Bella shook her head. "No clue at all."

"Bella, you really are a naughty girl."

"Yes. Yes, I am."

Edward kissed her cheek.

"Any more questions?" Bella asked.

"Just one more," Edward said. "There's something I'm really confused about."

"Oh. You wanna know why my cherry didn't pop."

"I wasn't going to phrase it that way, but yes, that is what I was going to ask you about."

"OK, this is a kind of a gross story. Well, you know I'm really accident prone and all."

"Let me guess. You got yourself into an accident that caused it to… 'pop', if you will."

"Yes. It was before I moved here. My mom was freaking out. She took me to the doctor's office. They just told her that's what happened. There was a time I considered surgery to get it fixed."

"What made you change your mind?"

"Renée wasn't too keen on it, and you had to be eighteen to get it done. I heard that sex hurts like hell your first time, and I wanted to actually enjoy my first time."

"Anything else?"

Bella sighed. "OK, I'll admit it. After we got together, I totally dismissed the idea."

"You were afraid that if I 'popped your cherry', I'd attack you?"

"I would say that's a reasonable fear, wouldn't you?"

"OK, you've got me on that one."

"Thank you."

"Could I say that I am glad that this happened prior to you and I getting intimate?"

"You are?"

Edward nodded. "I am very glad you were able to have an enjoyable experience that you aren't going to regret."

Bella smiled. She turned to him and kissed his cheek.

They stayed in the water until all the bubbles were gone. Edward pulled the plug and helped Bella out of the tub. They dried themselves off and went back to Edward's bedroom. Edward changed into a clean t-shirt and boxers. Bella changed into a blue tank top and pajama pants. Then they climbed into the bed. Bella snuggled up to Edward, resting her head on his chest.

"This has been a good day," Bella said.

"A very good day," Edward agreed.

"So, when can we do this again?"

"Not tonight, Bella. We need time to recover."

"OK. Tomorrow, then?"

"Uh oh," he teased. "Instead of turning you into a vampire, I've turned you into a nymphomaniac."

Bella smacked him. Edward just laughed and pulled Bella closer. "Go to sleep, Bella."

Bella settled herself in her snuggle to Edward. He hummed a lullaby to her. After a few minutes, he heard her even, steady breathing. He looked down at her and sure enough, she was sound asleep. He placed a kiss on her forehead.

"Happy Valentine's Day, Bella."