A/N: This is nice Christmas o/s I came up with after hearing a popular Christmas song on the radio. I hope you all enjoy!
Disclaimer: This story is SLASH, meaning two lovely men will be expressing their love for one another. If that sort of love offends you or makes you uncomfortable, please do not read. Also, if you are under the age of 18, please turn away now.
I do not own Twilight, its characters or any of the other copyrighted material mentioned in this story.
I sighed as I climbed into my car after a long day at the office. As I buckled my seat belt and stuck the key in the ignition, I silently thanked God that today was my last day of work for the rest of the year. I loved my job as an architect in Seattle because it provided me with the creative outlet I needed and I loved bringing client's ideas to life. Today, however, one of my more troublesome clients felt the need to change the plans again. The only thing that kept me from ripping out my hair and laying into my indecisive client, who was making major changes for the SIXTH time in less than a month, was the fact that it was Christmas Eve and I would be relaxing for the next week and a half.
The closer I got to home, the lighter I felt. The Christmas spirit was beginning to take over and I couldn't wait to celebrate with family, friends and the love of my life. I knew Edward would be home from work by now. He started his own veterinary practice and since he was the boss, he was able to close up shop whenever he wanted and take over a week off for vacation. I admired him for his passion for his job. He managed to successfully marry his two loves: medicine and animals. I always marveled at the way he calmed frightened or stressed animals with just a gentle touch or a reassuring word. Of course, he did have his moments when the job weighed on him, particularly when he had to put someone's beloved pet down, but his love for his job and helping people and their furry friends never wavered.
A smile uncontrollably spread across my face as I thought about the beautiful man waiting for me at home. We first met each other in college while attending the University of Washington. I was a fish out of water having come from Texas, while Edward grew up only a couple of hours away in the small town of Forks. We were both enrolled in the Honors Program and fate must have been hard at work when the Residence Life office decided we'd be good roommates. As soon as I laid eyes on him, I knew I would never look at another ever again. He told me years later that he felt the same, but I would have never known it that first day. You see, my boy can be a bit stand-offish when he meets new people. He was pretty shy growing up and just didn't like to talk to new people. I was determined to get to know him though, not only because he was the most exquisite thing I'd ever seen, but because we were going to be roommates. We had to get more acquainted and comfortable with each other.
That first semester together we learned all about each other and to both of our surprise (and relief) we discovered the other was gay. I thought I was going to explode from joy when he said the words. I don't even remember why the topic came up, but before I knew it, another barrier had been breached and we became even closer.
The first time I kissed him is a time that will forever be seared into my memory. It was the night before Edward and I headed home for winter break. I was flying out the following day to celebrate the holidays with my family in Texas and Edward's folks and little sister were driving up from "the eating utensil" (Edward hates my nickname for his hometown) to pick him up. We decided to exchange gifts that night. Edward gave me a new sketch pad and charcoal pencils and I gave him an old veterinary reference manual I found in a used bookstore. I watched as his face lit up and his eyes danced over the cover. He looked so happy and appreciative to have that old, tattered book that I just wanted to hug him. At least that's what I planned on doing. I stepped closer and heard his breath hitch. As I looked into his green eyes and he into my blue, I felt something stir within me. Instead of wrapping my arms around his shoulders, I reached out and cupped his cheek with my hand. I slowly leaned in and pressed my lips against his. In that one moment, my life changed forever.
As I sat at a stop light, I caught my reflection in the rearview mirror. There I was, cheesing like a dork in my car. I didn't care though because Edward always brought out that side of me. Growing up in Texas on a ranch, it was ingrained in me to be tough. Some dumbasses thought that just because I was gay, I was weak, but I changed their tune real quick. It was Edward who brought out my playful and, I hate to admit it, dorky side. Even with all of his discipline and structure, he always managed to have fun and make things carefree and easy and I loved him so much for that.
Each year, Edward and the other vets at the practice invite Santa to the office so that patients and their humans can have their pictures taken. Do you know that my Edward, who's knocking on 30, gets his picture taken with Santa every year? And he doesn't do it at the very end when no one's looking, he does it front of God and all the patients and staff. Kids think he's the coolest vet out there. Their mothers think of him in less innocent ways, but I don't let it get to me. Sometimes I can literally feel the lust coming off of them in waves, but I can only laugh to myself. It's more business for the best veterinarian in Seattle.
I laughed to myself thinking about what Edward was doing at that very moment. He was probably curled up in our living room watching A Christmas Story for the 900th time. For as long as I have known him, he's watched that movie every Christmas, not once, but numerous times. He can recite every line, but still finds the same jokes and gags as funny as ever. When Ralphie walks down the stairs in that hideous pink bunny suit, Edward doubles over in laughter without fail. Sometimes I think he's lost it, but hearing his laughter is contagious and I can't help but chuckle along with him.
I finally pulled into our driveway and turned off the car, seeing the Christmas tree we decorated sparkling in front of the big bay window. Edward always knows how to make Christmas special. I was hoping to make this Christmas just as special for him too.
I entered the warm house, walking into the foyer and removing my coat and shoes.
"Edward," I called out.
I didn't hear a response, which was weird. His car was in the driveway and all the lights were on in the house. He had to be here somewhere.
I walked into the living room and my eyes fell upon a red Santa hat with a note attached. Stepping closer, I picked it up and read:
I frowned, puzzled, but I did as I was told and put the hat on my head. I didn't know what was going on, so instead of standing around looking like a fool, I decided to take a seat in one of our plush chairs. Out of nowhere, I heard music playing from our stereo. I looked around the room waiting for Edward to pop out with good news or a couple of beers for us to enjoy. Instead I heard footsteps in the hallway and my eyes blindly followed. The familiar song filled the room as I listened to Madonna croon….
Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree for me.
Edward walked out from the behind the wall wearing nothing but red silk pajama pants and a devilish smile on that sexy face of his as he mouthed along to the words. I erupted with laughter as Edward continued his show.
Santa baby, an out-of-space convertible too, light blue.
I'll wait up for you, dear.
He stepped closer to me, gyrating his hips and lifting one of his eyebrows seductively. Immediately my laughter died down as heat flowed through my body.
Think of all the fun I've missed.
Think of all the fellas that I haven't kissed.
Next year I could be oh so good
If you check off my Christmas list.
He teased me by getting close enough for me to touch him but moved just out of reach when I tried to grab hold. All the while he continued his scintillating movements. I wondered if he was going to strip or just tease me relentlessly. My eyes raked over his beautiful form; lean and strong and just gorgeous. I sighed, willing myself to keep calm long enough for him to get through this damned song. Once it's over, it's on!
Edward walked around to the back of the chair and his hands lightly grazed the sensitive skin of my neck. He wrapped his arms around my shoulders from behind and began to loosen my tie. Finding the perfect opportunity, I reached up and savored touching his arms that were surrounding me in a loving embrace. I turned my head to kiss him, but he moved too quickly and was in front of me once again straddling my lap.
Santa baby, forgot to mention one little thing, a ring.
I don't mean on the phone.
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight.
At the mention of a ring, Edward playfully waved his ring finger in my face before leaning into kiss my neck. The feeling of Edward's soft lips caressing my neck caused my eyes to close and my head to fall back onto the chair. He felt so good.
As the final notes of the song drifted away, I felt Edward's lips brush against mine. My body took over and I immediately wrapped my arms around his back and pulled him even closer, enjoying the feel of his warm body against mine. He moaned into my mouth and I felt him harden against my stomach. His hips began to move in a delicious circular motion over my own hardening cock as his hands held on to my shoulders for leverage.
I grabbed the back of Edward's head, weaving my fingers through his hair. Edward's tongue lightly flicked over my top lip and I obliged by opening myself to him. Our tongues explored each other's mouths and I reveled in the feel of Edward movements against my body. My hands drifted over the planes of his chest and stomach, around his hips, and finally to that delectable ass. I squeezed, causing Edward to jump slightly. His lips curved against mine and a small chuckle escaped from his mouth. I pulled back for a brief moment so that we could catch our breath, but within seconds, my lips found Edward's once again. The sensations were beginning to overtake me and I found myself leaning forward into Edward's body. I held him tight as I dipped him back, nipping and lavishing kisses to his neck.
"Fuck! Jasper," Edward gasped.
I growled, feeling even more eager to show this exquisite man just how much he meant to me. Edward laughed again and nuzzled my neck.
"Hold on tight, darlin'," I whispered into Edward's ear as I slipped my arms underneath his ass once again and stood. Edward whimpered as I carried him up the stairs and into our bedroom. Gently laying him on the bed, I took a moment to just look at him once more.
"Gorgeous," I sighed.
Edward smiled broadly and held his arms out for me. Never one to deny him anything, I laid over him, supporting my weight on my forearms as I stared into his green eyes. My heart stopped for a moment as I saw and felt the immense love and adoration emanating from him. I placed sweet kisses along Edward's neck and jaw because I needed a second to gather myself as my emotions threatened to spill over.
"God, I love you so much, baby."
"I love you too, Jas," he whispered back at me, "but I believe you have too many clothes on."
I sat back on my knees and began to remove my blazer, untie the knot in my tie and unbutton my shirt. Edward slowly pulled the now hanging tie from around my neck, pulling me closer to him. He pushed my shirt off my shoulders and lightly massaged the tense muscles. I was just about to undo my belt when Edward flipped me over so that I was lying on my back. He leaned in and kissed me furiously.
"You're taking too damn long, Jasper. You need to be naked, now."
I laughed against his mouth, but I wanted him just as bad as he wanted me. I pulled at his pajama bottoms and breathed a sigh of relief when I discovered he wasn't wearing anything underneath. That was just one less article of clothing to deal with. Soon we both lay naked and vulnerable in front of each other. Edward looked down at me and ran his hands over my chest and stomach as if he were seeing me for the first time. Even after all these years, it never seemed to amaze me how enthralled Edward and I were with each other's bodies.
He shifted to the side and took my dick in his hand, pumping up and down ever so slowly: a sweet torture. I watched as he leaned forward and placed a soft kiss on the head. A moan rumbled in the back of my throat and he looked up at me with that fucking hot crooked grin, taking all of me into his mouth. I felt like my body levitated off the bed as my back arched.
"Shit," I yelled out.
Edward gently pushed my body back down on the mattress and continued bobbing up and down on my throbbing cock. I don't know if he had a magic mouth or what, but I knew I wouldn't last much longer if he continued his erotic ministrations.
He looked up at me, eyes boring into my soul and whispered, "I need to feel more of you." Edward pulled up on my dick and sucked and licked the head as if he were enjoying his favorite lollipop, before releasing me and crashing his lips into mine. He laid the entire length of his body against mine and I felt giddy, high and lightheaded, something he always managed to do to me. He reached over into the nightstand and pulled out lube and a condom while smiling at me mischievously.
"I want to feel you inside me, Jasper."
I nearly came right then.
Edward laid back on the pillows as I kissed along his jaw, neck and collarbone. His breathing was shallow as I slowly moved down to his chest, taking a nipple into my mouth and sucking lightly. I was rewarded with a low growl from deep within Edward's chest. I moved over to the other nipple and showed it the same care and attention as the first. I peeked up at Edward and saw his face so full of love, desire and lust.
My mouth traveled down to his stomach, his belly button and to the soft hair of his happy trail. I looked down at his cock, throbbing in hard, and licked up the entire length. Edward inhaled deeply and wove his hands into my hair, lovingly massaging my scalp and guiding me. Finally, I took all of him into my mouth and moaned. The vibrations sent shivers throughout Edward's body and goose bumps broke out all over his skin. I reached over for the lube and squeezed a bit onto my fingers. After warming it a bit, I took the opportunity to slide one finger slowly inside Edward's entrance while continuing to lavish his dick. I marveled at how my finger disappeared into Edward's body and couldn't wait until I could replace my finger with another, much larger appendage that would bring both of us to the brink of ecstasy.
Soon I added a second and a third finger as Edward writhed beneath me.
"Damn, Jasper, I need you to fuck me now."
That was all I needed to hear. I sat back and rolled the condom over my cock and positioned myself at Edward's entrance. Slowly I pushed in and was immediately overtaken by the tight heat that enveloped me. I sighed and leaned over Edward, nuzzling his neck as I continued to enter him. His hands roamed my back and pulled me closer. Finally, I was fully inside. Two bodies had become one and that overwhelming thought made my eyes burn with tears. I stayed still, waiting for Edward's body to adjust to the intrusion until he grabbed my ass, signaling for me to move. I slowly pulled out and then plunged back in, eliciting a rather loud moan from the both of us.
"God, you feel so good, Edward. I could stay buried inside you forever."
"Yes, yes, yes," he chanted with each thrust.
My thrusts began to increase in speed as we chased our impending release. I leaned back to stroke Edward's cock, but he wrapped his arms around my shoulders and firmly held me in place. I turned my head and sucked on his Adam's apple and continued to whisper in his ear.
"That's it baby, come for me."
I looked up just in time to see Edward's eyes close tightly and his mouth open as the most heavenly sound, something between a groan and a growl, came out. His entire body trembled as he clamped down on me. A few thrusts later I was spilling into the condom and screaming his name.
Completely spent, I collapsed on top of Edward and lightly kissed his shoulder. The high that I had earlier when Edward gave me head was nothing compared to the high I was experiencing now!
"That was…" I whispered.
"Fucking incredible," he finished.
I chuckled and sat up to look at him. His eyes were bright and clear as I leaned down to kiss him before gently pulling out. I stood and carefully removed the condom and threw it in the trash. I looked back at Edward who had closed his eyes and seemed to have fallen asleep. He looked so peaceful and content and my heart swelled inside my chest. I loved him so much it almost hurt.
"Edward," I said softly.
His heavy lids opened as his eyes turned to me and he smiled. I almost forgot what I was going to say for a second.
"Would you like to take a shower with me?"
"Of course," he said, his voice hoarse from our passionate activities.
He stood up, careful not to drip on anything, and I led him into our shower. The hot water warmed us as we reverently washed each other, stealing a few kisses here and there. After we dried off and each of us dressed in a pair of pajama pants, we headed back to bed. Edward grew up with the tradition of opening one gift on Christmas Eve, so we continued the tradition in our own home.
Edward jumped off the bed and ran into his office to fetch my gift while I went into my closet and pulled out Edward's. I'd had this for a long time, but felt this was the perfect time to give it to him. While waiting for his return, I sat back down on the bed and hid his gift underneath my pillow. Edward practically ran into the room and sat on the bed in front of me.
"Merry Christmas, babe," he said pushing a big white box towards me. I laughed at the plain white box with a green bow stuck to the top. Neither one of us was good at wrapping.
Opening the box, I found a collection of large books, each featuring one of my favorite architects – Bauhaus, Wright, Loos, and others. I smiled wide and looked up at Edward.
"Thank you, darlin'," I said, leaning in to kiss him.
As I pulled back, my nerves started to take over. Edward was practically buzzing, waiting for his gift, but I was scared to death.
Sensing my discomfort, Edward frowned and asked, "What's wrong, love?"
Shaking my head I tried to convince him and myself. "Nothing. Everything's great!"
He didn't seem to believe me so I sighed and took his hands in mine. He stiffened a little at my touch.
"You're leaving me," he interrupted.
"What? No! Oh, God no!"
I pulled him close to me and held him tight against my chest.
"Why would say something like that?"
"You got all weird like there was something bad you wanted tell me, but couldn't bring yourself to do it."
I pulled back and looked at him. He immediately looked down at our bed, afraid to meet my eyes.
"Edward, look at me."
He slowly lifted his eyes to mine and I was startled by the fear and uncertainty I saw within them.
"I'm not leaving you, Edward," I said sternly. I needed to make him understand.
"Then what the hell is going on? Why are acting all freaked out?"
Taking another cleansing breath and looked at him and said my piece.
"Edward, when I moved to Washington after high school, I never in a million years thought I would meet someone as wonderful as you. You became my best friend, lover, confidant, comforter and protector. Over the years you've taught me so many things and shown me that true love isn't just in fairy tales."
I felt the sting of tears in my eyes, but I continued.
"I could never imagine myself without you by my side. Frankly, I don't want to ever think about my life without you being a part of it. Thank you for loving me with your whole heart so fiercely and unconditionally. I don't know if I deserve your love, but I'm so grateful that you deem me worthy of it. I hope with every fiber of my being that you realize just how much I love you."
I watched as Edward's eyes teared up and I had to fight back the lump that was quickly forming in the throat.
"I do, Jas. I do," Edward whispered, tears falling onto his cheeks.
I reached underneath my pillow and pulled out his gift.
"Edward, would you make the happiest man in the universe and be my husband?"
Edward's eyes grew wide and his breathing stopped as he looked from me to the now open box containing a band.
"Jasper," he whispered.
I sat frozen, waiting for his answer. Time moved excruciatingly slow and I feared for the briefest of moments that he'd say no.
"Yes," he exclaimed and launched himself into my arms.
I held on to him tighter than I had ever before. This wonderful man in my arms wanted to be with me…forever.
He pulled back and quickly brushed his tears away with the back of his hand.
"So, are you going to put that ring on me?" he questioned with his signature crooked smirk.
I laughed and pulled the ring out of the box. Taking his left hand in mine, I gently slid the ring on to his finger.
"It's gorgeous, babe!"
"I'm glad you like it."
"But…what about your ring? Should I propose to you?"
My head fell back as a barked out a laugh.
"Darlin', I don't know how this works either. I guess I'll get my ring at the ceremony."
"Okay, but let's not wait too long. I want to be your husband as soon as possible!"
I cocked an eyebrow at him, "Anxious, are we?"
"Hell yeah! We have to call our parents!"
I pulled him to me once again. Edward could turn into his little sister quite easily when he got really excited. It warmed my heart to see him so happy.
"Let's tell everyone tomorrow. We'll be in "the eating utensil" tomorrow morning –"
"Sorry," I said with a snicker. "We'll be in Forks tomorrow morning so we can tell your family then. Afterwards we'll call my folks since we won't be flying out to Texas for a few more days."
We decided to just lie down and rest since we were going to have an early morning the following day. I laid on my back as Edward snuggled into my side and laid his head on my chest. I would have been perfectly happy to go to sleep, but Edward was too hyper.
"Um, Jas," he said sheepishly.
"Do you mind if I turn on the TV and watch a little of A Christmas Story? I was watching it before you came home and only saw the first half."
I couldn't contain my snort.
"Of course, Edward. I wouldn't want you to miss any of it."
He happily reached over for the remote and turned on the TV. Once it was set to the right channel, he snuggled back into my chest. Sure enough, we caught the movie right when Ralphie was doing his pink bunny impression and Edward burst into laughter. Although I would never understand his obsession with the film, I had to admit that I loved watching him watch it.
He looks like a pink nightmare.
Edward laughed once more and I squeezed his shoulders tightly.
"Merry Christmas, babe. I love you," I whispered in his ear.
He turned to look at me and whispered, "Merry Christmas and I love you too, hubby."
Don't shoot your eye out!
LOL! I may have written a little of myself into Edward's character when it came to his unwavering love of the film, A Christmas Story. I can't help it! I've watched that movie more times that I care to admit, yet I still love it as much as the first time! As a matter of fact, I'm watching it right now. *blush*
Pictures of Edward's ring and Jasper's books are in my profile.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!