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After the painful telling of my Phil story, I quickly knocked back my Crown and Coke and ordered another round from the waitress. I knew that I could trust my new friends, and a warm comfort came over me. I had never had many friends in Phoenix; I had been too shy to seek out companionship on my own. It was different for me to have someone to confide in after being introverted for so long.

We laughed and talked for a while as the number of people on the dance floor grew. The four drinks I had consumed were beginning to loosen my inhibitions as I found myself flirting openly with all three guys and regaling Rose and Alice with my biting wit. When I heard the opening of Nickleback's "Something in Your Mouth" start to play, I jumped up and headed for the dance floor without a word to anyone at the table. This song made me feel sensual and sexy on its own and the alcohol just added to the need to move to it.

I found an open spot on the floor close to the edge of the crowd and in direct view of our table. I could see Alice and Rosalie laughing at me and my spur-of-the-moment need to dance, but I didn't care. I felt good. I began to move my hips with the beat of the song, just letting myself feel it instead of trying to do any actual foot work. I closed my eyes and leaned my head back letting the vibrations of the music and the electric atmosphere roll over me. I was lost in the moment when I felt a pair of strong hands firmly grip my hips from behind and a warm, hard body pulled itself up against my back.

I knew by his smell and the quiet rumble of his laughter that it was Jasper who had come to dance with me. His hands tightened their grip on my hips as he began to guide my movements. I leaned back against him and raised my arms back over my head to wrap around his neck. He lowered his head and I felt his hot breath on my neck seconds before his soft lips began a light caress over my exposed skin. The shock of the feeling caused a sudden intake of breath on my part and my eyes snapped open. We were facing our table where only Edward remained. When my eyes met his, I was surprised to see the blatant lust there. He made a point of breaking eye contact with me so that I could see him raking his eyes over my body. His inspection paused at my breasts and my hips where Jasper's hands were still holding me tightly to him. When his gaze returned to my face, he raised one eyebrow at me in his signature smirk and licked his lips, issuing a silent challenge.

Emboldened by the alcohol thrumming through my system, or due to the fact that Ballsy Bella was finally learning to take control without a fight, I decided right then to give him a show he wouldn't soon forget. I slowly lowered my arms from around Jasper's neck, letting my hands grazed down my body slowly, tracing my neck, the curve of my breasts, across my stomach down to the apex of my thighs. I made a point of pushing my ass back into Jasper and was pleasantly surprised to find that he was enjoying my movements as well. Edward had not broken eye contact again and I could see his jaw clenching and his knuckles were turning white where his hands were clasped together on the table. I gave him my sexiest grin as I began to lower myself down to the floor, keeping constant contact with Jasper's body. When I had descended as far as I could, I slowly ground my way back up to a standing position, making a concerted effort to put as much pressure on Jasper's obvious arousal as I could. He growled softly at me and the sound went straight to my core.

I was surprised when I saw Edward get up and walk towards us, looking every bit the part of a man on a mission. I expected him to say something to Jasper, or to simply ask me to dance with him, but he did neither. Instead, he snaked his hands around my waist and pulled himself up tight against my front. I was sandwiched between these two very hot guys and was only able to move because their hands were guiding me. My breath caught in my throat as my body reveled in the feeling of being surrounded by boy. Jasper's woodsy scent mixed enticingly with Edward's cologne and I was drowning in it. My mouth was watering and I desperately wanted to lick somebody.

Jasper leaned down and captured my mouth with his and I tried my damnedest to devour him. Our teeth and tongues were colliding and it still wasn't enough. Edward leaned over and whispered in my ear, "You're playing a dangerous game here, Bella," then proceeded to lick the shell of my ear before sucking the lobe itself into his hot mouth. The sensation of having both of their mouths on me was my undoing and I whimpered loudly enough that they both heard me over the thunderous beat of the music.

"Edward, I think she likes that, man." Jasper said over my head when he finally broke the kiss and allowed me to breathe again. His voice was husky.

"I believe she does, Jazz. I think our little Bella might be a naughty girl." He smirked at me then planted an open mouthed kiss on my neck.

In my head, I knew that I should feel dirty for this display we were offering. After all, I must look like a complete slut grinding against two guys while they kissed me, but I couldn't care. My body was caught up in the feeling of their combined heat, feeling both of them pressing their stiff groins against me, the friction of our collective bodies moving together; it was too good to try to get away from. I could feel my own arousal increasing to epic proportions and I knew that the slightest touch in the right place would send me off into bliss.

Lost to my senses, my mind began to wander to a situation where we were similarly embraced, but with considerably less clothing. The thought of Jasper and Edward being against me, skin-to-skin, hands wandering to places where I desperately needed them, proved to be too much for me. My body finally gave in and I felt the explosion start deep within my belly, engulfing my body with heat, subsiding with a faint tingle that left me breathless and weak. I felt my knees give way beneath me and had I not been held firmly in place by male muscles, I would have collapsed in a mushy pile on the floor.

As I recovered my senses, I realized that Jasper had said something, his voice deep and sensual in my ear. "Bella that was the hottest thing I have ever seen. I didn't know it was possible to cum just from dancing."

Embarrassment colored my face as I realized that both Jasper and Edward had not only witnessed my body's betrayal, but were fully aware of exactly what had just happened.

Edward still had that annoying smirk on his face when I looked up and met his eyes. "I am inclined to agree with Jazz. The only way it could have been any hotter would be if you were naked. How about we go back to the hotel and try out that scenario? I'm sure Jasper wouldn't mind."

"God, guys! Let go of me. I need a minute." Surprisingly, they both let go and I marched my way off the dance floor toward the restroom sign in the corner.

Once safely enclosed within a tiny stall, I let out a shaky breath and tried to recover from my mind-blowing, yet embarrassing, public orgasm. I stayed long enough to rein in my reeling emotions and recover some dignity. I assessed my reflection in the unflattering light of the overhead fluorescents and decided that there was little I could do about the freshly-fucked look that was apparent on my face. I couldn't stay locked in the bathroom for the rest of the night, so I straightened my skirt and top, then walked out into the club and headed directly to the bar.

I ordered a double shot of Jack and knocked it back as soon as it was placed in front of me. The warm burn helped to ease some of my tension and steel my nerves against facing my friends again. I got another Crown and Coke and headed back to the table to face the music.

Emmett and Rosalie were still conspicuously absent, but Alice, Edward and Jasper were talking and laughing as I approached. I reclaimed my seat from before, which happened to now be flanked by Edward and Jasper, and tried my best to sink into the upholstery.

"You okay, Bella? You look a little flushed," Alice asked, concern written on her face.

"Yeah, I'm fine. I just got a little overheated." I tried to ignore the knowing look that passed between Edward and Jasper. "I'll be fine in a bit. I just need to cool off some."

Jasper had leaned back in his seat and put his arm around the back of my chair. His fingers were absentmindedly twisting a lock of my hair that had fallen away from my ponytail. The feeling was comforting and helped considerably to ease my discomfort. That is, until I felt Edward place his hot hand on my thigh, snaking his thumb under the hem of my much-too-short skirt. I jumped at the contact, and shot him a dirty look. He gave me a sexy grin and winked at me, then removed his offending hand.

I didn't know what to make of the thing between him and Jasper. Even though they were close friends, what I knew of teenage boys told me that Jasper should be jealous, or at the very least offended, that Edward was trying so hard to get into my pants. We had never said that we were 'dating' but Jazz and I had spent most of our free time together since that first day. I imagined that we looked like boyfriend/girlfriend to the outside world. On the other hand, maybe I was reading too much into it. Maybe Jasper just thought of me as a conquest and didn't have an emotional stake in the situation at all. That didn't sit well, and I had a hard time reconciling that thought to the way Jasper acted with me.

Then there was Edward. Wouldn't most boys refrain from hitting on their best friend's romantic interest? Did the boy have no shame?

These questions plagued me for the rest of the evening to the point of distraction. I found myself lost to my own thoughts and tuning out the conversations around me. Alice was still concerned that I wasn't feeling well and offered to go back to the hotel with me if I wanted to leave before the others were ready. It took my best acting skills to convince her I was fine, but she still gave me a worried expression whenever I would zone out.

By the time we all made it back to the hotel I was exhausted. My mental monologue and the copious amounts of alcohol had worn me down and all I wanted to do was pass out. However, it seemed that I was the only one that was tired. Rosalie immediately turned the TV on to some Sirius music station and began to dance again in the middle of the common room. Emmett and Alice quickly joined her; all three of them laughing like goons as they flailed around drunkenly. I quietly left, closing myself in the room I shared with the girls and ran myself a hot bath in the Jacuzzi tub. I poured a full bottle of the hotel's sample bubble bath in and lowered my tired body into the water, turning on the jets and relaxing as they massaged my tense muscles. I lay back, resting my head on a bath pillow, and closed my eyes.

I must have fallen asleep because the sound of the bathroom door clicking closed jarred me awake. I was suddenly very thankful that I had used the bubble bath as I found myself completely naked in a closed room with Edward; the bubbles offering much needed cover.

"What are you doing in here, you perv?" I was too tired to sound properly pissed off at the invasion.

"I just came to check on you, Isabella. I thought maybe you had met your untimely demise when you disappeared." He feigned an offended look, but I knew better.

"I seriously doubt you were concerned about my safety. You just wanted to see me naked." I closed my eyes again, and returned my head to the pillow.

"You got me, there." His voice was much closer than it had been a minute ago and I propped one eye open to see him sitting on the edge of the tub.

"What is it with you, Slutward? Don't you think it's inappropriate for you to be flirting so shamelessly with me when it's obvious that Jasper and I are together? Some friend you are." As much as I wanted to hear the answer to that question, I felt myself beginning to slip into sleep again as the heat of the water and the pressure of the jets lulled me into heaven.

"Are you together? It's not so obvious to me." I was fully awake now in the wake of his statement. "And, I'm not one to limit myself. You'll get tired of Jasper and I want you to know that you have options when you to do. Believe me, I will make you forget all about Jasper. It's just a matter of time. You should just accept it now. It'll make it a lot easier on you in the end."

"Whatever. You're a slut, that is obvious and I'm not interested in sluts. If you think you're going to ever have a chance with me, you have a lot of reforming to do. I'm not into man whores, Edward. And I am with Jasper, so deal." I gave him an exasperated look, hoping he would get the point. "Now, get out before I scream."

"Fine. I'll leave you alone for now, but you've been warned. I'm not giving up. I will have you in my bed eventually. Or the backseat of the Volvo, whichever you prefer." He gave me a cocky wink and turned to leave. "And I think I'd like to hear you scream."

When the door was safely closed behind him, I drained the water from the tub and sprayed my bubble clad body off with the detachable showerhead before stepping out and drying off. I pulled on the shorts and t-shirt that I slept in and went to the bed that I had shared with Alice the night before. Jasper was sitting on the edge of the bed waiting for me.

"I wondered where you had run off to. You okay, beautiful?"

"Yeah, I'm just tired. It's been an unusually exhausting night for me. I didn't mean to desert you."

"It's ok, Bells. I saw Edward come out of here a minute ago. What did he want?" He tried very hard to hide the annoyance that filled his expression, but I saw it briefly before he could hide it completely.

"Before I answer that, can I ask you a question?" I was hoping to get an answer to the questions that had bugged me all night.

"Sure. Ask away." A slight smile graced his features and it helped to relax me a little in the face of the discussion that was about to follow.

"What are we doing? I know we haven't given this" I motioned between me and Jasper "a title, but I feel like maybe it's time that we did. Are we just hanging out? Are we going to date? I need to know what to expect here."

"What do you want it to be? Do you want to date me, Bella?" He looked unsure of himself and it gave me a little hope.

"Yes, I do, but only if you're serious about it." I was thinking about the dance earlier and the way he so easily shared me with Edward.

"What do you mean? Why wouldn't I be serious about you?"

"Tonight, when Edward came and danced with us, it didn't seem to bother you at all. If it was reversed, and you were pressed between me and Alice, for example, I would be insanely jealous. I don't want to share you, so I'm curious about your lack of response."

"Believe me, I was crazy jealous, but I had no claim on you. When you didn't push him away I didn't want to come across as a possessive jerk so I let it go. And I have to admit, that the end result was well worth the unpleasantness of the situation." He gave me a sexy grin and I melted a little inside.

"I'm so embarrassed about that." I felt the familiar heat flame across my skin again as I bent and buried my face in my hands. "I don't know what came over me."

"Bella, please don't be embarrassed. I wasn't kidding when I said it was the hottest thing I had ever seen. Knowing that your body had that kind of reaction to us without either of us actually touching you sexually, was by far the most exotic experience of my life. And one I wouldn't mind repeating – minus Edward, of course." He grinned at me and it was the reassurance I needed. "Now, are you going to tell me what Edward was doing in here with my girlfriend while she was naked?"

I liked the way that sounded and I knew I had to be completely honest with him. "He came in to tell me that he wasn't going to give up on me until he got his chance to fuck me. He said that you and I didn't appear to be together so he didn't see a reason to refrain."

"I'll talk to him so you don't have to worry about it anymore. He's just like that, Bells. He's used to girls throwing themselves at him, so you are something of a challenge to him considering you didn't fall immediately at his feet. And Edward is nothing if not competitive. You've made this his biggest game yet." He stood quickly from the bed and leaned over to kiss me on the forehead. "Get some sleep, beautiful. I know you're tired."

I watched him leave the room, purpose in his step. As I climbed into bed, the last thing I heard before slipping into sleep was Jasper's angry voice saying, "Edward, we have to talk. Now."


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