Hey guys! Wow, it's been a long time since I've updated. But that's okay, because this chapter is gonna be hotter than hot. Twists and turns you never saw coming are headed your way...
Hopefully, you'll like it and REVIEW! Whether it be good, bad or just suggestions on where you'd like me to take this, I'd really like to hear your feedback. Here's the chapter:
Later that night, Alice and I made our way into the club. It was crowded, with celebrities and non-celebrities alike. Seeing as it was the hottest spot of the moment, you had to be someone to get in. I was definitely someone.
"Rosalie just texted me. She and Emmett are at the bar." Alice had to practically yell in my ear in order for me to hear over the noise.
We found the bar, and sure enough, there was Rosalie, sipping a martini while Emmett downed his beer next to her.
"Hey guys," I greeted them.
"Bella-Bon! Ali!" She wrapped us in a hug.
"Hey Emmett!" I gave him a hug, too. "How're you? Where's Edward?"
"On his way with Jasper, Shaun and Dusty," he answered.
"Shaun and Dusty are coming, too? I didn't know that. I thought it would just be the six of us," Alice said.
"Well, they sort of invited themselves. I don't mind, Shaun and Dusty are cool."
"Oh. Yeah, that's cool," Alice replied, a little...tense. An undecipherable expression crossed her face. Like, nervousness mixed with pissed off-ness.
Just then, the DJ switched songs. The sounds of Break Your Heart now filled the room.
"I love this song!" Rosalie squealed. "Come on, babycakes! Let's dance!"
We made our way to the dance floor, leaving Emmett behind at the bar.
There was a long line of people waiting to get into the club. Obviously, they weren't anyone special and therefore were not granted access to the club.
Some of them recognized me, and started shouting my name. I waved pleasantly, even though I was so not in the mood.
Some photographers snapped my picture. I was pretty much sick of having my picture taken. I'd spent the whole day making out with Bella in the ocean while being photographed. It was sort of fun, but still, at this moment I just wanted to go in and see Bella and the gang and just have a hell of a good time.
I was ushered into the club immediately, with Jasper, Shaun and Dusty trailing behind.
"So, who'd ya say is coming along?" Shaun asked.
"Em, and Rose, and Bella obviously. And Alice. Remember? Short, black hair? Hyper?"
"Oh, her." He scrunched his nose up, as if just the thought of Alice disgusted him. What was wrong with him?
"We hang out with her last week, and you didn't seem to have a problem then. Why? You don't like Alice?"
"No, she's fine, it's just that..." Shaun lowered his voice. "After we all hung out last week at that lounge, well, I... kinda hooked up with her..."
"WHAT?" Jasper roared.
"What? She was cute, not to mention the only girl there without a boyfriend. She was sorta drunk, though... Anyway, I think she thought I was interested in her as like, more than just a sexual encounter, which, I was so not. You know how I am. So I sorta wanted to avoid seeing her whenever possible."
"Shaun," I told him, stopping just outside the club entrance. "Alice is my girlfriend's best friend. And you're one of my closer friends. Not seeing Alice is not an option when you're hanging out with us."
"Why would ya do that, Shaun? Really? You had to go for Alice?" Jasper was pretty pissed off. I mean, Shaun was his friend too. Guys don't react well when one of their friends has sex with the girl they have their eye on.
"I'm saw-ry, Jasper. Why do you care so much?"
"I like Alice, dingle-berry!"
"Dingle-berry?" Dusty, who had been silent the whole time, (in typical Dusty nature) questioned Jasper's choice of words.
"So? Now there's no chance," he said.
"Dude, you are so stupid when it comes to girls. You and Eddie. But Eddie's got his girl. But listen, use this to your advantage. The girl will pro'lly be uncomfortable around me. So, ask her if she wants to step outside, go off to the bar, by yourselves. To get away from me. Be all comforting, and charming, and she'll be eating outta your hand."
"Shaun..." Jasper said warningly.
"Let's just go in," I shook my head, not wanting to deal with this.
Shaun was so... stupid. He always had been. It was something we'd all come to accept. Him being a moronic jackass. Because we were friends, and more importantly, bandmates. But this? I didn't know if I could deal with this. Alice and Bella were so close. And Shaun had to go and sleep with her! I was sure Bella knew about this. But why had she neglected to say anything to me? We'd been together all day. I was sure Bella would've brought it up. She should have told me, so I would know not to bring Shaun.
She didn't know.
Oh, this was going to be a great night.
I tried to clear my head of everything that didn't have to do with me and my relationship with Bella.
Once I was in the club, I found Emmett and Alice having drinks at the bar. Once she saw us, she narrowed her eyes and left, taking her drink with her.
"Jazz, go," I urged, nudging him in the direction Alice had gone.
"Okay, okay," he mumbled, following her.
"Edward, my brotha," Emmett greeted me, holding up his fist for a knuckle touch.
"Where's Bella?" I demanded to know.
"Chill, bro. She's dancing with Rosalie."
"Bella said she couldn't dance!"
"Well, she can. Just, she keeps tripping. But it's kinda sexy. Take a look." Emmett pointed to the center of the room, where Bella and Rose where dominating the dance floor. A bottle of beer in her hand, Bella had her back to Rose, and they were grinding on each other. Bella had her eyes closed, a little smile on her lips. She opened her eyes to take a drink of beer, and our gazes met. She tore herself away from Rose and ran into my arms.
"Edward!" she cried, like she hadn't seen me in ages. As if we hadn't spent the whole day together.
"Hey, babe, you look gorgeous," I said, kissing her ear. And she did. She was wearing this tight black dress and black cowboy boots, obviously. She looked really hot. I spun her around. Her ass looked incredible in that dress.
"Come on, baby! Let's go dance," she said, dragging me to the dance floor.
And we did. We partied the rest of the night away, dancing together. It was so hot. Her hips never left mine.
At about one o'clock in the morning, Bella signaled that she wanted to leave.
"Is something wrong?" I asked her, worried.
"No, I just want to be alone. With you." She looked into my eyes.
"Like, where do you want to go?" I was nervous now. Did she want to go home to...?
"Can we go back to my place?"
"Sure." I sent Em and Jazz text messages to let them know I was going over to Bella's.
"Baby, is something wrong?" Edward asked, concerned.
"Not at all, " I mumbled. We were back at my place, snuggled up in my bed. In. My. Bed!
"You've just been kinda quiet. What's on your mind?"
"Nothing, it's just... Everytime I would come home from a club, I would feel sad. Because I would come home, and it would just be me and Alice. I'm twenty-two, Edward, and in a few months I'll be twenty-three."
"So?" he asked. "I'm not sure where you're going with this."
"I was single. Twenty-two, a hugely famous singer, but single. All I ever wanted was to be... wanted, you know? I'm not saying this to scare you off. I really hope you don't run from me... but I'm a virgin, Edward." I began to cry. "I'm pathetic. I've only had two boyfriends before you. My first boyfriend ran off. My second really didn't count. He was an ass. And you know what's even more pathetic? I want kids. Badly. I wanted to be a young mother. Not too young, but young enough. I always thought I'd be pregnant by this age. I don't know. I'm pathetic, aren't I?"
"Bella." He took my face in his hands. "Don't ever say you're pathetic." He took a deep breath. "The truth is, Bella, I am too."
"What?" I said, incredulous.
"I'm a virgin too."
I stared at him, and then smacked him across the face.
"Don't lie to me! Don't make fun of me, you asshole!"
"Bella! I'm telling the truth. I've seriously never... Okay, I've fooled around. A lot. But have I actually done it? Never. I didn't know what was wrong with me. So many times, I stopped. I was about to, then I found I couldn't continue. Because the girl, she wasn't the right girl. I wanted to have sex with the right person. If anything, I'm the pathetic one. I'm twenty-four, hun."
I giggled. "Twenty-three is just as bad."
"But you're not twenty-three yet, are you?"
I shook my head.
"Bella... Twenty-two is a whole lot less pathetic than twenty-three."
I nodded. "I agree entirely."
"I think both of us have waited long enough."
I woke up the next morning to find a naked Bella in my arms. Memories from last night flooded into my mind. I couldn't believe it. We'd done it. We'd had sex. And... we also had admitted that we loved each other. I know. Two huge steps had been taken in just one night. But it had been the best night of my life.
I found my boxers and went to the kitchen. I could make some coffee, some toast, maybe a bagel. I wasn't a great cook, but I wanted to at least try to make breakfast for Bella.
My Bella. My beautiful, amazing Bella.
I enetered the kitchen, and then clapped a hand over my mouth to stifle a scream. Because there was Jasper, clad only in his boxers.
"Jasper?" I couldn't believe it.
"Edward! Hey man, how's it goin'?" He had a huge grin on his face.
"When did you get here?"
"A couple hours after you left. Ali said you two were already asleep, and apparently both of you sleep like logs."
"Ali?" I questioned his nickname for her.
"Jazzy!" Speak of the devil, and the devil shall appear.
"Hey, darlin'," Jasper said as Alice ran into his arms. He picked her up and twirled her around.
"Edward! Did you and Bella have a nice night?" She giggled.
"Yeah, it was great," I answered.
"Good! So did we, right Jazzy?"
"Mhmm," was his only response. He pressed his nose against her, and she gave him a peck on the lips.
"Edward, I'm pissed at you. You never told me how amazing your roommate is! Honestly."
"Sorry. But I knew you two would get together. Eventually. You're perfect for each other."
"I know, aren't we?" Alice beamed.
"Look, I should get back to Bella."
"Yeah, too late," said a voice from behind me. Bella, with only the white sheet wrapped around her, walked in, yawning and rubbing her eyes. "Jasper?" Her eyes widened, then narrowed when she saw his arms around Alice's waist, his goofy grin, and Alice's head on his shoulder. "So I take it Edward and I weren't the only ones to get busy last night?"
We all laughed at that.
"Come on, Bella. Get dressed, for my sake, please, and then come on in. I made omletes, and take it from Edward, I make awesome omletes," Jasper said.
"It's true, you do."
"Thanks, Jasper, but I really wanted to just hang out with Edward this morning in bed... Can I take you up on that offer another time, though? Those things smell delicious."
We laughed again, and I followed the sheet-clad Bella back into her bedroom.
All right, so was it worth the wait? You got an E/B hook up AND an A/J hook up. AND Edward and Bella said 'I love you'. I know you HATE me for not actually going into that part, but I DON'T get into sex details, this is rated T. And I wanted them to say it for the first time right before making love for the first time. Don't worry, they'll be saying it a lot more in this fic.
REVIEW! Next chapter, we'll take more than just a brief look at their song...I bet inspiration will come to them after this!