A/N: I know it's been a while and I'm so so so sorry for that, but I just didn't feel right leaving the story incomplete like this. So I can guarantee you that I will finish it...eventually…kidding, soon. Please just hang in there.
Sunlight streamed in through windows and I groaned; it seemed way too early to be awake. Beside me I could feel Bella beginning to wake as well. I slowly opened both eyes and for the first time in a long time, I felt good. Recollections of last night seemed to come back to me and I gulped, I had sex with Bella last night. I broke the bet.
It's funny how something that started off as an immature little game became so serious it started to dictate our lives. Bella yawned and I turned to face her, she tentatively opened one eye.
"Ahh light, make it stop." She screamed before closing her eyes and covering them with her hands. I chuckled lightly and hopped out of bed to draw the curtains shut. "My head hurts, I feel like shit, what the hell happened last night?"
I paused, "What do you mean?"
"I mean, what happened? I –I don't remember…"
I raised an eyebrow, "Anything? You don't remember anything?" I finished closing the curtains and turned to face Bella, who was now slowly sitting up in bed.
"I remember fighting and the rain...I remember meeting up with Rose and Alice and getting drunk and…that's about it. What exactly happened after that?"
I stared at her blankly for a second and before I could help it the word just slipped out, "nothing." Before I could realise what I'd said the words kept coming out, "nothing happened, I found you at the club –you were really drunk- and I brought you home."
It wasn't a lie, really. It was an opportunity, I found myself with an opportunity, a way out, and I took it. At least that's what I kept telling myself.
"Okayyy," She looked at me closely for a minute but she seemed to buy it. "So the bet's still on?"
"Look about this bet–" I started.
"It was a really stupid idea Edward, I don't want to fight and it seems like ever since we started this bet, we've been doing nothing but fight. We obviously have a lot of issues to resolve, so I think the best thing for now is that we cut the crap with this whole bet thing and work on fixing us." Bella took in a big breath of air and looked at me expectantly.
I smiled, "that sounds perfect." I walked over to her side and kissed her on the lips. She giggled and then groaned at her head. "I'll go get you some panadol." I lifted myself off her and walked to the kitchen to fill up a glass of water and get the tablets.
The guilt was killing me, what had I just done? Sure we'd sorted things out but I had just lied straight to her face. Not lying, it was practically the truth; I just left the bit out where we had sex, that didn't count as lying right?
I'm just going to try not to think about it, I grabbed the water and panadol and walked back to the bedroom. I handed both things to Bella who gratefully took them.
"Are you working today?" Bella asked suddenly.
"I'll umm call in to cancel for both of us. I think we both need a break from work today."
Bella smiled, "I agree, besides working with a massive hangover is a pain and I'll never get away with it."
I laughed, "how about you go take a nice long hot shower and I'll make us some breakfast". I did not just say that out of guilt, no way, I am not feeling guilty.
Bella walked up to me and smiled, "that sounds perfect." She gave me a quick peck on the lips and walked off to the bathroom.
I sighed and ran my hands through my messy hair, I am so screwed.
I walked into the kitchen and started taking random things out of the fridge; eggs, milk, butter, jam. At this point I had no idea what I was going to make but my mind kept drifting to waffles. Plus I really did want to make a special breakfast for Bella; she definitely deserved that at the very least.
I took out the rest of the necessary ingredients and equipment, and I started mixing the batter. Bella loved waffles, so a couple of years ago I had bought her a very nice waffle making machine as a present. If she was lucky, I'd make them for her, good thing I knew how to cook.
After preparing the batter I poured some into the machine and started cutting up some strawberries. When the waffles were done I arranged them on a plate along with the strawberry slices, some vanilla ice-cream and I also sprinkled some icing sugar on top, to complete the look. Perfect. Maybe not MasterChef worthy but hopefully they tasted just as good.
"Mmm something smells delicious," Bella exclaimed, walking towards the kitchen. Her hair was wet from her shower and she was wearing one of my shirts. Why did it look so much better on her then it did on me? She sat down on one of the barstools and smiled at the plate of waffles. "You made waffles! Wow, what's the special occasion?" She teased.
It's, I-had-sex-with-you-last-night-and-didn't-tell-you, day. "No reason, just coz."
"Aren't I lucky then," she smirked back at me.
I passed her a knife and a fork, "Dig in."
Breakfast passed quickly, after that Bella and I spent most of the day in bed watching movies I'm sure we'd seen at least a hundred times before. I sat through them anyway because for the first time in a long time, we were both happy and everything was ok. At least for now it was.
I mean maybe I should tell her, it's not like she'd hate me forever. Only for a little while, hopefully not too long. Bella's head dropped to my shoulder and she wrapped her arms around me. She had fallen asleep while watching the movie.
My phone started ringing and I carefully detached myself from Bella to answer it. "Hello."
"Hey man, it's me," Jasper's voice said from the other end.
"Jasper, what's up?" I knew it was only a matter of time before someone called to check up on Bella.
"How's everything going?"
"Good, good," I replied. I could hear the unmistakable voice of Alice in the background but I couldn't make out what she was saying.
"Alice wants to know how Bella is. You have no idea how crazy her and Rose have been going. She was going to ring early this morning, and trust me when I say early, but I manage to sustain her till now." I laughed, typical Alice.
"Bella's fine, I promise."
"You hear that Alice," Jasper was shouting in the distance. "They'll probably organize to meet up on one of their coffee trips sooner or later."
"Yeah. When they do, you and Emmett should come over?" I asked.
"Definitely man, I'll run it by Em."
"Okay good, I better head off then, thanks for the call," I said looking over at Bella who was now hugging my pillow instead.
"No problem, talk to you later." Jasper replied before hanging up.
I sighed, should I tell the guys the truth? But if they accidentally let it slip to their wives who accidentally let it slip to my wife, well then I'm a dead man. Shit, what am I going to do?
A/N: Sorry for the wait guys, hope it was okay? A lot happening next chapter, let me know what you thought!