The Dom Next Door

Chapter 42: Bella - Girlfriend

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Hey! Hey! You! You!

I could be your girlfriend

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I know that you like me

No way! No way!

I know it's not a secret

Hey! Hey! You! You!

I want to be your girlfriend

Avril Lavigne - Girlfriend

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After the amazing bout of sex (I would never look at clothespins the same way again) on the kitchen island, Edward and I had a nap on the living room couch until he woke me up by eating me out. The man was insatiable, but I wasn't complaining. We had lunch, then watched some TV holding hands…until we started kissing and things progressed from there.

We still hadn't talked about all that had happened and what it meant. I was reasonably confident that he wanted a relationship with me so I wasn't exactly worried, but…a bit uncertain, all the same. The way he talked to me and the way he made love to me and the way he fucked me spoke of the depth of his feelings for me. As for me, my feelings were as clear as they had always been. I wanted him, and if I could have him as my boyfriend, all the better. All too soon we would have to return to our every day life, and the sooner we could have things sorted out, the better. Hell, I had no idea if he still wanted me to cook for him, and in what capacity. This was so confusing, but I had no regrets.

We were snuggled on the couch under a blanket, our hands and bodies entwined, when Edward cleared his throat. As the silence stretched on, I nudged him.

"What?"

Edward cleared his throat again, looking a bit harassed.

"Get on with it, Edward. You want to be boyfriend and girlfriend?" I pushed, deciding to move this along.

Edward chuckled good humouredly, but he seemed relieved too.

"I would love for you to be my girlfriend, Bella," he admitted, "and I'm afraid I would tear apart any other guy trying to be your boyfriend." His face darkened, and I suspected he was thinking about Jake. I definitely didn't want him to ruin this moment for me, for us.

"That's convenient then, as I don't want anyone but you." I hooked my hands around his neck and gave him a deep, noisy kiss.

"Good. Good," he mumbled and wrapped his arms around me. I felt deliriously happy and more whole than I ever had in my life. I could sense something was still bothering Edward. My boyfriend Edward.

"What is it?" I asked, trying to pry it out of him gently. Edward sighed, petting my arms.

"It's Jasper. I wonder how in the hell we're going to tell your brother."

His words were like a cold shower, breaking through my happy little bubble.

"There's no hurry, is there? And it's none of his business anyway."

"I don't want to hide my feelings for you from anyone. And this is a small town, it won't take long until the word reaches him."

"As far as I'm concerned, it's not his business. He can wait." I told him stubbornly.

"Bella," he cooed, rubbing my shoulders, "Please humour me. I want to do this right."

"You want to tell him everything then?" I asked, knowing there was no way in hell he wanted my brother to know what we had done and would be doing.

He startled, stopping his hands.

"No, Bella. I don't want to tell him everything." he emphasized, "I would like to tell him how I feel about you."

"Oh, and how is that?" I asked, both riling him up and fishing for compliments.

"Let's see. I'm absolutely, irrevocably, entirely besotted with you. Your beauty , your personality, the way you wear your hair. The way your cunt grips my cock when I'm making you come. The way—"

"I think there was some parts there that Jasper doesn't need nor want to know. But you can continue," I said, his words making me blush in all kind of ways and places.

"—your nipples looked when I clipped them with clothespins, really, clamps are better but I suppose clothespins would do in a pinch."

Pinch indeed, I thought to myself as he continued to list my finer attributes, in and out of the intimate arena. This man really did care for me, as much as I cared for him. How freaking cool was that.

Jasper could wait. A long time, if it was up to me. I didn't want him butting into my business.

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AN/ Who will get his/her way, Edward or Bella? When and how will Jasper find out? I have left a little clue in a previous chapter (chapter 32, actually)…unless it writes itself differently when the actual time comes. Theories?

Thanks for all the congratulations, but the job I landed only lasts a certain amount of time, and it will end the last of this month. That could actually be the good news for you guys, since maybe I will have more energy to update once it's finished, assuming the summer won't be too hot.

Only a handful of reviews for the last chapter (thank you, everyone, you know who you are)…I know I'm absent at best but with all the new favourite story etc notifications, you'd think some of you could drop me a line, or a smiley or a frownie, It takes a lot to update, more than it should, I know, but every review helps!

AN # 2:

I am adding this author's note to the last chapter not to get everyone's hopes up for another chapter.

Lately I got a couple of reviews that I felt were uncalled for in their tone. One of the problems has been the timeline chapter. Even though it was clearly marked for spoilers almost from the get go, I have now taken it off, so no one will ever spoil themselves by accident again.

I was also accused of "hating my readers", abandoning my story and (therefore?) not giving a shite.

I definitely do not "hate" my readers, I appreciate each and every one of you, and I appreciate your reviews. I haven't abandoned my story either, but my spare time and my muse have abandoned me, so updating has been next to impossible.

I'm hoping to continue the story one day, and hopefully that would be soon, perhaps during the summer. I always had somewhat clear plans for the rest of the story, some of which involve Jasper and how he finds out.

Thanks to everyone for having had patience with me, hopefully there will be a new chapter soon!