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Penname: Kassiah
Original or Derivative (fanfiction): DERIVATIVE
Rating: T
Genre: AH - Family/Romance
Warning(s)/Note(s): Unedited.
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Word Prompt: persuade

"I hate you."

"No you don't. You love me. Just like I love you."

"If you loved me, you wouldn't do this to me. You wouldn't ask me to go there."

"I wouldn't ask you if it wasn't really important, Bella, you know that. If you don't come with me, they'll never leave me alone."

"She's horrid."

"I know."

"She'll be there and get all of her vicious harpies to sneer at me."


"So? Are you kidding me, Edward? So?"

"So what if she looks at you? She's just jealous. I have to go to the benefit. Please, please come with me."

"Can't you bring someone else?"

Had she lost her mind? "What?" I croaked out.

"I don't mean like that, Edward. Of course that's not what I meant. I was just thinking…Rosalie or …"

"You want me to go to the benefit with Rosalie? Really, Bella?"

"No. I just…"

I interrupted her. "Sometimes we have to do things that we don't want to do, because the other person needs it. We're partners, Bella. You don't want to be around her—I get it. Neither do I. But I didn't want to have the talk with your dad, either." Wrapping my arms around her, I pressed my lips to hers briefly before continuing. "Don't let her get to you. It's you I want."

"Fine," she huffed. "But you'll make it up to me."

"I promise, baby. Starting right now."