A/N This is the Tahiti trip mentioned in Chapter 44, where quite a bit went down for 2 of our 3 couples and thwarted our third's plan. But they still had fun! I hope you do as well!

First & Ten: Touchdown in Tahiti


It was probably crazy for the six of us to go on a trip together, but we were used to going somewhere on the offseason and this was our last opportunity before training camp. Bella and I had gone to Hawaii, Rose and Emmett had honeymooned in Aruba and Alice and Jasper went to Greece. I knew that my girl missed her yearly vacation with Alice and I kind of missed my trip with Emmett and Jasper, so I'd proposed the idea of a trip for the six of us and now we were headed to Tahiti.

We filed into first class and I let Bella have the window seat to start. I knew before long she'd want to chat with Alice and Rose so she'd make me switch, but she liked looking out the window as well.

A male flight attendant filed past us and jostled Rose as he moved down the aisle. "Watch it," Emmett snarled, practically knocking the guy over as he moved to catch Rose's arm.

"I'm sorry, sir, miss," he said politely. "I thought I could squeeze by. Are you alright?"

"I'm fine," Rose told him with a smile, putting her hand on Emmett's arm. He was glaring at the guy like he'd thrown Rose to the ground and kicked her for good measure.

"Dude, what's your problem?" Jasper asked him, taking his seat across from me.

"It's fucking rude to knock a lady over," Emmett replied angrily. Rose whispered in his ear and he took a deep breath. "I had a shitty night's sleep. Sorry." Something was up with him but he helped Rose into her seat and sat down behind Jasper without further incident.

Bella lifted my arm and I slid it around her. She rested her head my chest and I hugged her to me. My mind was on the item she hadn't seen me pack, the ring I'd bought for her. On our last night here, I was going to take her out to dinner alone and then propose to her on the beach. I wasn't sure if she was ready yet, but she no longer seemed disturbed by the idea of marriage. I was pretty sure I'd broken her down.

Living together had been pretty great. We rarely fought, although there was the toothpaste cap incident that had resulted in a pretty messy wrestling match. That had been fun, though. She was teaching me how to cook and I was teaching her how to order food from anywhere in the city. We worked well together and I couldn't be happier, well, until she was my wife, of course.

The plane took off without incident and as soon as it was level I lifted the arm so Bella could lean more fully against me. It was only seven in the morning and we had a nine hour flight ahead of us. We both needed some sleep. She rested her head against my chest and I played with her hair as I closed my eyes and pictured the smile on her face as I slid the ring onto her finger. It would be perfect.

I woke up a couple hours later as the attendants came around serving breakfast. The French toast didn't look so bad so I dug in. Everyone did except Rose, who was looking a little green.

"Are you airsick?" I asked.

She nodded and stood on shaky legs. Emmett scrambled out of her way and watched as she darted into the bathroom. Well, there went my breakfast. I pushed my plate away and tried not to think about Rose hurling a few aisles away.

"Is she alright?" Bella asked Emmett.

He ran a hand through his hair and nodded. "Yeah, she's just a bad flyer."

I shrugged, figuring he'd know. "Are you ready to…"

"Switch seats?" Bella asked with a smile. "Yes."

"How about I go sit with Jas while you two talk?"

"Okay." I switched places with Alice and the two of them immediately bent their heads together. Jasper, I noticed, couldn't take his eyes off his girl.

"She's not going to vanish. She's sitting three feet away."

He smiled. "I know. She's just amazing, you know? I hardly remember what life was like before she came along."

I knew all too well what he meant. "It was girls in bars, as I recall. I don't miss those days at all."

"Man, me either. It wasn't so bad the night of but the morning after, trying to dodge the clingy advances." He shook his head.

"Ugh. I'm so glad that's never going to be a problem again."

"Never, huh?" Jasper grinned at me. Rose stumbled past us and gave us a shaky smile.

"Of course, never. You know Bella's the one."

"Yeah, I know. We got damn lucky."

We did. "I'm lucky you met Alice. Who knows if I ever would have met Bella outside of work? And we both know if I had, I would have avoided her like the plague, no matter how beautiful she was."

He chuckled. "Yeah, your hatred of reporters has diminished over the past year for sure."

I joined in his laughter. "It kind of had to. I still don't trust most of them though."

"As long as you trust that one, that's all that matters," he drawled.

"I do." And hopefully one day soon, I'd be saying those words for a different reason.


"I can't believe we're in Tahiti! What do we do first?" Bella tilted her head up and closed her eyes as the sunshine illuminated her face. She was stunning.

"Eat," Rose replied. She hadn't touched lunch and it seemed now that we were on the ground she was feeling better.

I laughed and wrapped my arms around Bella's waist. "How about we head to the resort and get our rooms, then get something to eat?"

"As long as we can eat right after we get in. I know you two perverts will want to break in the room but you can wait until I've eaten," she replied.

Emmett laughed and hugged her to him. "You know them well, Rosie!"

I scowled but I couldn't deny that I was quite anxious to see Bella naked and spread out on our bed. "Fine, we eat first."

We piled into the hotel van and headed to La Meridien Tahiti. We'd each booked a villa that was actually on the water. They only had twelve of them and they afforded the best privacy by far. We could literally walk out onto our deck and jump into the water. How cool was that?

"This is awesome," Bella breathed. "Even better than our villa in Hawaii."

I laughed and kissed her. "Well, in order for it to truly be better, we'll have to break in the bed, the couch, the water, the sand, a boat…"

She giggled and smacked my hand that wandered to her ass. "I have to get ready for dinner. And I assure you, this will be even better than Hawaii." She shot me a knowing smirk as she glanced back over her shoulder, teasing me by wiggling her hips in those tight jeans. Damn it, who needed to eat? Rose did and she'd kill us if we skipped out on our first night together.

While Bella was in the bathroom, I reached into my carryon and pulled out the ring box I'd stashed in there. I'd held my breath when we went through x-ray, but thankfully nothing had been said by security. I unpacked my clothes and hid the ring underneath my shirts. I didn't want her stumbling across it before I was ready.

I took off my jeans and put on some black slacks and a nice button-down shirt. "Ready?" Bella asked. I turned and Christ, she was stunning in a red sundress, her shoulders bare except for two tiny straps.

"I'm ready, but not for dinner." I had her in my arms and against my body in record time.

She laughed against my lips. "We have two glorious weeks, Cullen. Pace yourself."

"I don't want to." I steered her toward the bed and she ducked and danced out of my arms.

"Good things come to those who wait. I have a surprise for you, when we get back."

Surprise? Yes, please. "Okay, let's eat!"

"You're so easy, Edward." She grinned.

"Only for you, Bella."

"As it should be. Come on." She held a hand out to me and I twined her fingers with mine. We stepped out of our villa and saw Jasper and Alice waiting for us.

"Rose and Emmett are already at the restaurant," Alice informed us. "Aren't the rooms amazing?" She and Bella immediately started talking about the huge bathtub and I shook my head. Bella's fascination with bathrooms never failed to kill me.

Jasper tapped my shoulder. "Can I talk to you for a second, man?"

Alice eyed us but shrugged and dragged pulled Bella away. I reluctantly let her fingers slip from my grasp. "What is it?"

He waited until the girls were out of earshot. "I…" Now he looked like he was going to be sick.

"You what?"

"I'mproposingtoAlice," he mumbled quickly. I had no idea what he said.


"I'm proposing to Alice," he hissed. He reached into his pocket and showed me a diamond ring.

My heart fell but I did my best to smile. "That's great, Jas, I'm happy for you." I couldn't propose to Bella now. I could, but it would always be about how she and Alice both got engaged on the same vacation. They'd probably be okay with it but I wanted our engagement to just be about us. That's why I was going to do it our last night here. They'd find out the next day on the way to the airport. Not now though.

"Do you think she'll like the ring?" The girls ducked into the restaurant so I stopped and looked at it. It was a good sized rock, which I knew Alice would want. She liked to shine and sparkle. Thanks to my own shopping spree, I knew the diamond was a marquis cut and the diamonds in the band were channel set. It looked nothing like my ring for Bella, which pleased me.

"Yeah, it looks like her. Very sparkly."

He blew out a breath. "I'm so nervous. I know I don't need to be. We love each other. We live together. She's told me she'll marry me a hundred times. It's just, jeez, Edward, I feel like a teenager about to ask a girl out for the first time. No, that's wrong. I was more confident then. I just feel sick."

I laughed and smacked his shoulder. "You know exactly what's going to happen when you ask her. She's going to shriek, tackle you and say yes about a thousand times. This is Alice we're talking about."

He grinned shakily. "She's amazing. There's nobody in the world like her. I'm surprised she hasn't asked me to marry her yet. That's more her style."

"Nah, her style would be to tell you that you were marrying her. Why ask?"

Jasper laughed loud at that one. "True. Okay. I feel better. Thank you. I'm doing it after dinner. I don't think I can wait any longer."

"I'm happy for you, man." And I was. Even though I was upset that my plans had changed, I wouldn't begrudge him his moment with Alice. It was because of him and Alice that I had Bella. They deserved the world for that alone.

"Thanks. And hey?" He looked a little nervous again.


"Well, I know usually you wait until the girl says yes and everything, but I figure I may as well ask you now."

"Jas, I won't marry you. Even with that big rock."

He laughed. "Like I'd ask you. No, I wondered if you'd be my best man. There's nobody else I'd rather stand next to me when Alice becomes my wife."

Like he even had to ask? "I'd be honored."

"I'll probably ask the big ox to be co-best man, but you're the real one."

I smirked. "Damn right I am. Now, we better get inside before they start wondering what in the hell we're talking about here."

He nodded. "Okay. Thanks, Edward."

"Anytime, Jas."

We walked into the Le Carre restaurant and were immediately waved over by our girls. They were seated outside next to the water, with umbrellas open overhead and candles lighting the table. Rose was already stuffing her face with what appeared to be French fries. She was sucking them down like there was no tomorrow. Emmett was watching her with an indulgent smile.

"Couldn't wait, huh?" I asked. Rose flipped me off and kept right on eating.

The waiter appeared and handed us all menus, rattling off the specials. Bella and Alice both ordered some special fruity drink that the waiter recommended. Jasper and I got beer. Emmett and Rose said they were fine with water.

When our drinks arrived, I held out my bottle. "To friends and family. Sometimes they're one and the same, as with us. I'm glad we're all here together." Bottles and glasses clinked as everybody murmured their agreement with my sentiment.

I ordered the beef and Bella ordered salmon. We decided to share and both have surf and turf. Emmett got chicken and promised to share with Rose who ordered the steak. Alice ordered tuna and Jasper went for the steak as well.

"So, what shall we do tomorrow? Jet skis? Horseback riding? Cliff diving?" Jasper was looking at the amenities list.

"All of the above," I said at the same time that Emmett said, "No way. That's too dangerous."

Jas and I looked at each other and then at Emmett. "What? Since when? Who made us go rock climbing last offseason? Who pushed my ass out of a plane the year before that?" Jasper demanded.

"That was when we were young and stupid. We have women in our lives now and they don't need to be bucked off horses and diving into rocky waters."

"You took Rose skydiving last year," I pointed out. What was with him?

"We should just hit the beach."

"Emmett, stop being stupid," Rose told him. "I can ride a horse."

"You cannot ride a horse!" he yelled, smacking the table with his giant hand. "What if you get kicked off? You could hurt the…yourself."

"Em, I'll be fine. It's not like they put us on wild stallions."

"We went horseback riding in Hawaii. It was amazing, running through the surf. They kick up water and it feels so good on your skin," Bella replied dreamily. I slid my hand into hers and ran my thumb over the back of her hand. It had been an amazing vacation.

Emmett grumbled but didn't say anything more. "Okay, so horses in the morning, jet skis in the afternoon?" Jasper clarified.

"Absolutely not, Evel Kneivel! Those go entirely too fast and sometimes their engines explode. We should just spend the afternoon on the beach, relaxing." Emmett looked like he was about to hyperventilate.

"Em, what's gotten into you? We're not going to break if we fall off a jet ski," Alice chided.

"You might! You're tiny! Better not to take chances. Let's chill on the beach."

"Emmett, you can't put me in a bubble," Rose told him quietly.

"I can and I will," he told her.

"Seriously, what the hell is going on with you? Where's the guy who bought Rose a motorcycle last year?" I asked. They'd driven from Phoenix to San Francisco over the summer.

"He's gone! I won't risk Rose or the baby for a quick thrill!" Emmett shouted.

What? Did he just say…"You're pregnant?" Bella and Alice asked at the same time.

Rose blushed and nodded. "Ten weeks along. We were going to wait a couple more to announce it but Miss Fussypants clearly couldn't keep quiet. Just keeping him from carrying me everywhere we go is quite a fete let me tell you."

"Congratulations!" Alice was out of her seat and hugging Rose and Emmett. Bella did the same. I smacked Em on the back.

"Way to go, Dad," I told him. His behavior made perfect sense now. I imagined I'd be much the same when Bella was pregnant with my baby. The thought of that made my stomach flip. I wanted that, so much.

He grinned. "Honeymoon baby, can you believe it? So much for waiting a year. I'm excited though. I can't wait to buy him his first football."

"He might be a she," Rose reminded him.

"Please, McCarty men make McCarty men! All the babies in my family are boys!"

"There's a first for everything," Rose told him, touching her flat stomach. "I say she's a girl."

"I hate to tell you that you're wrong, Rosie, but you are. I hope you'll love our son as much as you'd love our daughter."

She snorted. "I hope you'll love our daughter as much as you'd love our son."

His smile couldn't get any wider. "I'd love any baby that came from you and me. I already do."

She kissed him. "He's been overbearing as hell, but completely sweet," she told us. "He won't let me do anything and you saw how he just about killed that poor steward guy. If anybody so much as brushes by me he's ready to kick their ass."

Emmett sneered. "Hey, my baby's in there. I won't have anybody hurting you and I won't have you hurting yourself. That's why we need to stay on the beach."

She laughed. "I'll tell you what; I'll refrain from cliff diving and rock climbing. I won't jet ski. But I will ride a horse, sedately, and I will go out on a boat, a nice sized boat that won't be tipping over or exploding."

Emmett took a breath and nodded. "Okay. I won't let anything happen to you."

She smiled brightly. "I know it."

Jasper was watching them with an expression I couldn't read. Then he turned to Alice. "I want that."

She looked at him curiously. "What? You want to go on a boat ride?"

"No. I want what they have."

"A baby?" she squeaked. "Jazzy, I don't know that we're ready to have a baby, we're not even married and though I'm not that old fashioned I'd like…" she broke off as he pushed back his chair and got on one knee.

"Alice Brandon, you are the love of my life. I want to marry you. I want to have babies with you. I want to be overbearing and annoying just like Emmett is. Will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?"

He held out the ring and Alice gasped and started to cry as she nodded. "Yes, Jazzy! Of course!" He slid it on her finger and then she knocked him on his ass as she launched herself into his arms. It was just like I'd called it.

Bella smiled next to me and had tears in her eyes. As soon as Alice had finished kissing the life out of Jasper, she was hugging Bella tightly. "I'm getting married! We have so much to do! You're the maid of honor. Rose, momma, I need you to be in the bridal party. I'm going to be Mrs. Jasper Whitlock!" She hugged the hell out of me and then moved over and did the same to Rose and Emmett.

Everybody was laughing and smiling. I toyed with asking Bella to be my wife then and there as well but I didn't' want her to think I did it because Jasper had. Dinner was a blur of talk of babies and weddings. Bella was glowing with happiness for her friends. I was thrilled for them as well. Emmett was going to be a great father, if a bit overprotective. I hoped the kid didn't have his mischievous nature but odds were against that. Jasper was watching Alice, looking happier than I'd ever seen him. She was thrilled, of course. Rose was eating like a pig but happy as she could be. This was a wonderful night for our friends, our family. I was happy to be a part of it and I did my best to squelch the little bit of envy I was feeling. It was only natural, I supposed. I wanted everything they had. And I knew I would have it, I just had to wait a little longer. I could be patient. That was my specialty.

Bella's hand found my thigh and she squeezed my leg. I wasn't sure if she was attuned to my mood or if she was just horny. Hopefully the latter. I didn't want to explain to her why I was a little down. It was ridiculous. I could propose to her anytime. Maybe I could do it at home, just the two of us. Maybe I should do it on the field. So many potential places.

"You look like you're a million miles away," Bella murmured.

I smiled and put my hand on top of hers. "Just thinking about you."

She smiled back and turned her hand over, linking it with mine. "Want to go back to the room and watch the sunset?"

"Yeah." I threw some money onto the table and stood with Bella in tow. "We're going to head to the room. See you in the morning?"

"Not before ten," Alice told us, her eyes on Jasper. I laughed. It seemed they had a lot of celebrating to do.

"Yes, we'll sign up for the horseback riding at eight," Rose supplied.

I kissed her cheek and squeezed her shoulder. "You're going to be an amazing mother." Her eyes teared up and patted my hand.

Emmett stood up and hugged me. "You're going to be an amazing godfather, GQ." I grinned. Best man and godfather in one night. That was pretty cool. After a few more goodbyes, Bella and I walked out to our villa.

"What a night," she said.

We stopped on the balcony and I slid my arm around her. She leaned against me and I held her close. "It was pretty amazing."

"So are you."

I looked down at her and grinned. "Well, thank you, but what did I do?"

She laughed. "You made this night possible. You got us all here. Thanks for that. I think we all needed to unwind before the season starts and with an Alice wedding to be planned and a baby on the way, things are about to get pretty crazy. When they do, we can remember this trip and how good it all was."

I chuckled. "Things are about to get crazy, aren't they?"

"Yes. Throw on the fact that you're the defending Super Bowl champs and everybody's going to be gunning for you onto the pile. If Emmett's already a bit crazy, he'll lose it by year's end."

It was true. "I've only ever seen him like that when someone hit me late on the field. This could be wild."

She giggled. "And he's way less scary than a determined Alice is. I'm going to be buried in bridesmaid duties before we get off this island."

I chuckled. It was true. And another reason why I'd be waiting to propose. It was going to be insane enough without trying to plan our wedding as well.

The sun started to go down and I pulled her closer. "I love this."

"Me too. And I love you." She stood on her tiptoes and kissed me softly as the sun slipped below the horizon. It was the coolest thing in the world, the way it appeared to sink into the water.

"I love you, too, sweetheart."

The last of the oranges and reds disappeared from the sky and the night took over. Bella slipped from my arms and kissed my cheek. "I'm going to go change. Are you coming?"

I hoped I would be very soon. I followed her inside and she bent to grab something out of her bag, shielding it from my eyes before she scurried into the bathroom. I laughed and got out of my pants and shirt, tossing them onto the wicker chair in the corner of the room. I left my boxers on, interested to see what she had in store for me.

I lay back on the bed and propped myself up on the pillows. The door opened and I nearly swallowed my tongue when I saw her standing, lit from behind by the bathroom light. Her hair tumbled over her shoulders and she wore, Jesus, she wore some white bustier, a pair of white panties that I could absolutely see through, garters and stockings.

"Bella," I choked. She smiled and walked slowly toward me. It seemed like she was miles instead of feet away and she was taking forever to get to me. I started to stand and Bella shook her head.

"Just stay there." She stopped on her side of the bed to flip on the light, bathing the room in a soft yellow glow. "This is a little something I picked up in Hawaii," she informed me, moving around the bed and stopping just a couple of feet in front of me. I could finally reach out and touch her if I wanted, and I very badly wanted.

"You've had that since Hawaii and I'm only seeing it now?" I pouted as I reached out and traced my fingers over her bare skin above the stocking. I pulled on the garter and watched her eyes darken when I let it snap back into place.

"I wanted to save it for a special occasion." She put her right knee on the bed and boosted herself up, straddling me. My hands immediately went to her waist. She was absolutely glorious; she looked like some dirty angel come down from heaven to tease me mercilessly. I was her willing victim.

"How many other outfits for special occasions do you have stashed away?" I asked as I reached behind her and squeezed her bare ass. Oh yeah, it was a thong. So unbelievably hot.

Bella laughed and lowered herself down on top of me. We had two very thin barriers of clothing in between us and I didn't know how long I was going to be able to wait before we removed them. "Alice is my best friend. I have plenty."

"God bless Alice. I'll pay for what will no doubt be her ridiculous wedding."

She giggled and bent forward to kiss me quickly before pulling away. "Her parents are loaded. How about you just pay for another outfit of your choice?"

I could do that. I might go bankrupt buying her everything I liked but it'd totally be worth it. "Okay."

She smiled and bent down to kiss my neck. I tightened my grip around her waist as her teeth scraped over my jaw and clamped down on my left ear. "Touch me," she whispered into my ear.

I didn't need to be asked twice. I reached between her legs and rubbed my fingers over that thin material. I could feel the heat between her legs and I pushed the material aside and slid my finger inside her. She was wet and hot and tight. She moaned in my ear and continued to nibble as she moved her hips with me, guiding me in and out of her perfect pussy. I slid a second finger inside and she moaned even louder.

"So good. God, Edward, I want you."

"I want you too, baby." I wanted everything with her. "Come here," I told her. She looked at me in confusion but I pulled her forward and she seemed to get it. Her eyes widened and she scooted up my chest so she was straddling my shoulders, her wet pussy right in front of my face. "Hold on to the headboard." She did as I asked, her gorgeous dark eyes on me, her lower lip between her teeth.

"Just how attached are you to these?" I tugged on the tiny strings that went across her hips. May as well add to my shopping spree, after all.

"Not at all," she whispered. That was all I needed and I pulled the right side away from her skin and yanked. It gave without much effort and I did the same on the other side, throwing the torn fabric across the room as Bella gasped.

"Fuck, Edward."

I grinned. "Oh, I intend to, but I just wanna do this one thing first." My tongue was on her clit then and she tightened her grip on the headboard as I gripped her hips and pulled her onto my face. It only took a couple flicks of my tongue before she was moving against me, her pussy grinding up on me as I licked and sucked on her clit.

I tightened my grip on her waist and slid my tongue inside her, wiggling it as she moaned and thrust her hips against my mouth. She raised and lowered herself on my tongue, using the headboard to keep her balance, her sexy thighs rubbing against my face as she fucked my tongue. I reached around and flicked her clit with my middle finger, pressing against it. I could tell she was close. She sped up her movements and I squeezed her clit gently between two fingers. She threw back her head and exploded, calling my name as the orgasm took her over. I continued to move my tongue inside her as she gripped it.

She moaned and shifted, pulling away on shaky legs. "Holy shit!" she gasped, collapsing next to me.

I sat up and grinned down at her. "That was awesome. We need to do that again."

"Uh, yeah," she laughed. "No doubt about it."

I rolled between her legs and pinned her to the bed. "And to think, you're still wearing just about everything you had on."

She smirked. "Are you going to do something about that?"

"Hmmm, I don't know. Don't really need to, do I?" I rubbed my covered cock between her legs and she nodded.

"That's true. But you do need to take off those boxers and let me have my Zeus."

I grinned at that. "Your Zeus, is he?" Like that was a matter of debate.

She nodded and reached down to cup him through my boxers. "Yes, he's all mine. He may as well have my name written on him."

I winced and laughed. "I don't think so, baby. While he is one hundred percent yours, there will be no needles going near him, unless you don't want to use him anymore."

Her eyes widened in a look of mock horror. "We can't have that! I could write on him with a marker though."

I unhooked her garters, since I didn't want them to get in the way and tossed them on the nightstand. "Okay, you can write on him with a marker." I boosted myself up and yanked my boxers down, letting the aforementioned cock come out to play. Bella licked her lips at the sight of him and her hands immediately wrapped around him.

"I don't think we need the marker," she decided, fisting him and pumping him a few times. My arms locked as I kept myself poised over her.

"What do we need?" I asked.

"Him inside me, filling me," she told me, licking her lips as she pumped me again. Holy shit. I lowered myself down and kissed her hard, rubbing Zeus between her legs, feeling her wetness against my skin. I pushed her right leg over my shoulder and pressed against her entrance as my tongue met hers.

I thrust inside her and we both moaned as I filled her, as requested. She was so hot and tight around me each and every time. I broke our kiss and looked down at her, her brown hair tumbled across the pillow, her lips more swollen and plump from my kisses, her eyes wide, dazed and excited. "You are the only thing I will ever truly need in this world," I told her.

She blinked and smiled at me. "And you're all I'll ever need, too, Edward."

I pulled slowly out of her and thrust back inside, deeper and harder than before. "I'm going to marry you someday, you know that?"

She gasped and nodded. "Yes."

I smiled and began to move inside her in long, slow strokes. "Is that what you're going to say when I ask?"

Her breath hitched as I brushed against her favorite spot. "You know I am."

"Good. I will make you mine in every way that I can, Bella." Faster, harder now. My balls were tightening and my muscles were screaming as I fucked her.

"Yes!" she shouted as she came around me. "All yours, Edward. Always." Those words, those words were so incredibly beautiful, as was my Bella when she came. I thrust again and again, not letting her come down, reaching between us to play with her clit as I drove her up one more time.

"Edward!" She was writhing against the bed, her body convulsing. She was gorgeous. She was mine. I grunted as I felt myself explode deep inside her, thrusting again and again until I was completely spent.

"Wow," Bella said as I rolled off her and gathered her in my arms, her head against my chest. "What brought that on?"

I shrugged. "You looking like you do, our friends announcements, everything I guess."

She turned and rested her chin on my chest. I ran my fingers through her hair and smiled at her. "You're so beautiful."

She laughed and kissed my pec. "Says the guy who is a staple on the Most Beautiful list."

I grinned. "Well, then, I know what I'm talking about, don't I?"

Bella tilted her head. "I guess that makes sense." She focused on my chest for a few seconds and raised her eyes back to mine. "Edward?"


"Were you jealous at all tonight?"

I didn't bother to ask what she meant. I knew. "Insanely."

She smiled. "So was I. I know that we're not ready yet, but Rose being pregnant and Alice and Jasper getting engaged…well, a part of me wished it was us."

I thought of the ring sitting in the bureau about ten feet away from us. I could do it now, but it didn't seem right.

"I know it will be us one day. I just wanted you to know that."

I continued to comb through her hair and wondered if I should go for it. "Do you wish I had proposed tonight?"

She thought about that and shook her head. "No. I mean, I think it worked perfectly for Jasper and Alice but honestly I'd rather have you to myself when you propose."

I grinned. "Is that so?"

Bella nodded. "Sure, so I can jump you immediately."

How perfect was she? "Maybe I should ask you every day."

She sat up and smiled down at me. "The answer will never change, but I'd like to be surprised the first time."

I could do that. I would do that. "Okay. How about we practice the jumping me thing?"

She sat up and straddled me. "With pleasure."

The time and the place would wait. The woman would not. "I love you, future wife."

Bella smiled beautifully. "I love you, future husband. Now shut up and do me."

I laughed and echoed her. "With pleasure."

A/N I think next up is the first Super Bowl, but we'll see! In the meantime, I have submitted the Emmett/Rose meeting outtake to Fandom4LLS site. If you want to donate, go to Fandom4LLS dot blogpot dot com. Thank you all for reading!