Edward collapsed down on top of me. The bed squeaked from the force of the fall. The radio was on low for Jessie and she was dancing around at our feet which were still dangling off the edge of the bed. Her little yips were anxious; she was nervous that he was hurting me. I tried to soothe her with a calm voice in between kisses and when Edward's hot mouth was on my neck.

One hand held my head to his and the other was rubbing my hip. He slowly, but jaggedly, moved both of them to meet in the center, right around my ribs. I stiffened at the thought that he was touching my fat stomach but when his lips returned to mine, I lost that train of thought quickly.

I tugged at his hair while I thrust my tongue back into his mouth. I was in a frenzy and my body was shaking. He grabbed me around the center and pushed me further up the bed so we could be more comfortable but, as he did, his left hand slipped and slid up the material of my shirt to touch my breast. He froze and snatched his hand away.

"I...I'm sorry, I was just trying to..." he stuttered as his wide eyes implored mine to forgive him for his perceived sexual offense. I took his hand and returned it to my body.

"I liked it. Don't stop. Please." I was not above begging at this point.

His groan was deep and I silenced it with my mouth when it overtook his own.

He palmed my chest and it was as if my nipple called my clit and told it to wake the fuck up, because boy did it ever. Hmm...wonder if it called shlong distance.

I felt the tingle between my legs grow as my lower body came to life. Edward resumed kissing my jaw and he bit my neck lightly as he went. He removed his hand from my lonely nipple and I opened my eyes to look down at him incredulously, but he had only moved away so he could push my shirt down to have access to my tank top.

He stopped kissing my neck to return my gaze and gently tugged my nipple to see my reaction. I jumped and trembled and I growled at him as I moved my roaming hands down to give his ass a good grab.

Two could play at this game.

He gave a low moan and put his mouth back on mine.

Our excitement was short-lived, however, when Love Machine started playing on the radio and I broke out into a fit of giggles. The timing was ridiculous and then I felt Edward join my laughter as his body started bouncing.

"Unfuckingbelievable," he laughed.

"Yes, unfucking is exactly what just happened."

Oh my god! I can't believe I just said that!

He barked out a deep laugh and I covered my eyes with my hands until he started tickling me and I couldn't help but to let go of my face to shield myself from his attack.

"Hey, don't hide from me. That was funny."

"Yeah, yeah. You're funny. Shut it," I retorted, poorly.

"And you're beautiful. See? Here's proof." His fingers slowly trailed over the beauty marks that freckled my neck and chest. He leaned in to kiss me where the marks were. "Told you. Beautiful." I sighed in contentment.

We laid like that for a few minutes and then I heard him groan as he shifted away from me.

"I should actually get going. I have to do laundry if I'm going to have any clothes to pack for the business trip." He held my hand and brought it to his mouth to plant one gentle kiss on it. "I had a great night Bella. Sorry we didn't get to have our dessert."

I felt myself blush and he chuckled.

We got up and smoothed our clothes down. I walked him to the door and he turned around to say goodnight.

"We'll chat online or text or something while I'm gone, yeah?"

"Yeah. Sounds good." I couldn't hide my smile as he leaned in to give me one sweet kiss on the lips before turning around and heading out to his car.


"Edward, can I see you in my office for a second?" My manager was standing in the doorway to his office with a harried look on his face.

"Sure Tyler, I'll be right there." I saw Tanya deCovin, one of the senior floor associates, sitting in one of the chairs in front of Ty's desk and my stomach dropped a little. We dated maybe twice, but she was concerned about her job and blew me off. I chased after her a bit because she was hot and I really wanted to get her in the sack at the time, but it never happened. I hope she didn't snitch to Ty and now I was going to be reprimanded.

I walked into the office and sat in the other guest chair in front of Tyler's desk. Tanya smiled politely at me but there was a hint of smugness to it. Ah fuck.

"Edward, Tanya will be accompanying you to the conference. Something has come up and Beth needs to have a procedure done. I'll be going with her."

Beth was Tyler's wife. A procedure? I hoped it was nothing serious.

"Oh alright. I hope everything's ok."

"Should be fine. Just a precaution." Ever a man of many words, that Tyler. "So I asked Sam to change the ticket over to Tanya. It's all set. All you need to do is show up at the airport. Good?"

"Yeah, that's fine." I said as Tanya piped in with "fine by me."


The flight was uneventful. Ty and I had been unable to get seats together so Tanya was a few rows ahead of me and on the other side of the center aisle.

I was kind of excited about the conference. Besides the "Continuing Education" classes that were a part of the package, we were also going to be able to see some of Apple's most expensive gear in action. It was nerd-a-rama and I got a little techie boner just thinking about it.

Tanya and I got settled into our rooms; hers was directly across the hall from mine. She ate peanuts on the plane and was "still full". Claiming her need for "beauty rest," she went into her room for the night and I ordered room service and watched television and scratched my balls. It was a good night.

I shot a text to Bella to let her know that we had landed and gotten settled. She responded a sweet goodnight and I may have rubbed one out to thoughts of my fingers pinching her juicy nipples.

The first day was all introductions and getting reacquainted with people I hadn't seen since last year's trip. I zoned out during one of the many commencement speeches and my eyes casually glanced around the room.

There were a lot of women at this shindig that weren't stick figures. I wonder if they were always here and I never noticed or if this was their first time. Some of them were really beautiful; they had an energy and determination in their eyes that reminded me of Bella. I saw Tanya give an occasional scoff and dirty look when one of the bigger girls walked by and I couldn't figure it out. It's not like they were in competition; it was a frickin business convention.

I don't think I'll ever figure women out.

We represented our location well that night at dinner with four other store managers from our district. It was a decent amount of professionalism with some laid-back conversation thrown in there for good measure.

Day two was totally boring. The continuing ed. classes were mostly how to manage people and the occasional seminar on the importance of professionalism in the workplace. I never understood why this sort of thing had to be taught at a business meeting that the company paid a crapton for, but I wasn't going to argue with a free trip.

That night, we were approached by the manager of our district. He'd apparently been impressed by our performance and had originally wanted to meet with Tyler and I, but he got me and Tanya instead. As soon as Ben issued the invitation, Tanya's eyes lit up; you would have thought she just got crowned Miss Universe the way she went on gushing thanks to him. I guess that's what he enjoyed, though, because he ate it up like the suit he was.

I could already tell this would be a shit night. Schmoozing was not my idea of fun.

We started out with drinks in the hotel bar while the concierge secured us a cab. I guessed we were going to be drinking quite a bit tonight if a taxi was involved.

He was buying us shots and drinks like the zombies were upon us. Ben and Tanya flirted all the way through the appetizers and I did a double take when I saw a wedding ring on his hand.

"So, Edward, this was originally supposed to be for Tyler's and your ears only, but since he saw fit to send Tanya here," he looked at her like she was something to eat, "We want you to take over Ty's job. He's going to be leaving at the end of next month."

"What? Why?"

Ben narrowed his eyes and stared at me. "Personal reasons. Not that it matters. We have high hopes for you, Edward. It would mean a nice jump in salary and quarterly bonuses. Plus another week of vacation time and stock options. This is huge." He held my gaze as if to bring his point home and then cocked his eyebrow. "You interested?"

I glanced at Tanya and her whole demeanor shifted. Suddenly, I was a bacon cheeseburger and she just realized she hadn't eaten in, oh, about ten years or so.

I took the next shot that had been placed in front of me and downed it quickly.

"I need to think about it Ben. It's a big step."

"I agree. Take all the time you need." He smiled a little too sweetly. "Just not too much."

There was no way I could make a decision like this; especially not now when I was well on my way to getting plastered. Maybe a little numbness would do me good. I had never been on the career track with this job; it was more fun than anything else and I only took it because I liked computers and that's what I majored in in college.

I really just wanted to play my music. Some days, I just sat in my office during my lunch and played with the piano app on my iPad. There was so much more to life than to sit in a fucking office for 50 plus hours a week.

The room started spinning and I felt someone touch my knee but I was too drunk to care who. The next thing I knew, we were in another cab and I was leaning up against the rear passenger side window while the cool glass soothed my warm head.


Ben was a flirty bastard but, hey, he could make things happen and if I wanted to move up in the company, I needed him on my side. As I helped Edward out of the cab to get him upstairs, Ben placed his business card down my shirt and tucked it into my bra, grazing my nipple with the cardboard edge. He gave me a cocky smile and got back in the cab.

Now I had to go to work. Edward and I hung out a few times but he never seemed interested in anything more advanced than the job he already held, so I dropped him. I needed someone with ambition; someone with goals...and money.

Everything had changed now, though. He was going to be the store manager. That's a lot of clout for someone his age and I needed to be a part of that any way I could.

As we entered the lobby, I waved off the concerned attendant at the front desk and continued to lug Edward towards the elevators as he leaned on me with his arm around my neck. Several times, his hand rubbed against my breast and it felt good.

We got in the elevator and I hit the button to take us to our floor. The doors closed; his arm was still around my neck and his face was on my shoulder. His eyes hadn't opened once since we left the cab, poor baby. I reached up, took his hand in mine, and rolled my nipple with our intertwined fingers, groaning from the sensation.

"Bel...?" He grumbled something incomprehensibly.

"What's that baby?" I cooed to him.

He mumbled something else and his fingers continued to move by themselves; he pinched and pulled at the fabric-covered flesh and it puckered.

"Oh Edward," I moaned. He leaned in to kiss my ear and, when I felt his tongue suck on my earlobe, my panties immediately got wet.

I turned towards him so I could kiss his neck. I reached down to palm his dick through the khaki pants and his hips started pushing into my hand, hard.

"This is going to be hot," I thought to myself as the elevator dinged our arrival.