A/N Hi! I'm starting a new fic! Hope you like! I've been working on this since beginning of November and have bugged 84Gemma for just as long with it! I'm finally posting it! I hope you enjoy!
Mucho gracious to my beta h00r coachlady12 who recently had a bday and needs spankings just fyi! but I lubs her… Please go check out her stories on her ff site they are amazing! She has a finished one Dangerous Corporate Liaisons and a WIP Guarding Bella Swan. Both awesome so go now! 2113307/coachlady1
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Disclaimer: I don't own anything. Not a single thing. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of Stephenie Meyer. There is no copyright infringement intended.
"You know you don't have to do this Bella."
I looked up into the sullen eyes of my father. Although I could tell he was telling the truth I also knew that this was the easiest way to give everyone exactly what they wanted—my dad, the knowledge that I'd be secure, the Cullens, the knowledge that their empire would stay intact and I would get Edward.
"I know, Dad. I know. But it's the best way and I'm okay with this." I took one final breath and signed on the line on the last page of the million-page contract. It felt like I had just signed my life away and in a sense, I had.
"Well, that's that then," my dad said standing and shaking hands with the lawyers. We all exited the conference room, my dad talking aimlessly as he escorted me out into the lobby.
"You did good, kid."
I nodded, swallowing the lump that was suddenly in my throat. My hands were unexpectedly clammy and my heart began to race.
"Bella, are you okay? Do you need to sit down?" my father inquired. He sounded like he was miles away.
"I'm fine, Dad. I… I just need some fresh air is all."
"Okay, well, you go ahead to the car then. It should be out front. I'll be out in just a moment. I need to find and speak with Carlisle to let him know all is well and then we can go home alright?" I nodded my agreement.
I moved out onto the steps of the enormous Swan/Cullen office building attempting to catch my breath. Why was I suddenly feeling so nervous about all this? I had made up my mind months, even years, ago that this was what was best for everyone. Wasn't it? I leaned against one of the columns and closed my eyes. My mind began to swirl with fantasies of a certain green-eyed man. Soon enough I felt better and could breathe again.
I opened my eyes and looked around. The steps were busy with people leaving. I glanced at my watch and noticed it was almost twelve. Lunch time. I stood for a moment longer just watching people go about their business not noticing that I existed. I kind of liked it.
As I turned to head toward the awaiting car, I spotted a familiar mop of auburn hair. His back was to me and although I hadn't seen him in… six years, I would recognize him anywhere. As I was admiring the view and contemplating going over to say hello, I saw arms suddenly fly around his neck and Edward swing backward from the attack. As he turned I saw that those arms belonged to a voluptuous blond who was currently taking up residence on Edward's neck, cheek, then his mouth.
My heart plummeted to my stomach and my mind was instantly taken back to a similar scenario that happened almost six years ago.
"Oh no, no, no." I closed my eyes and gripped the side of the building as if somehow it would swallow me whole.
"Bella!" I heard the voice beside me but I couldn't see the face it belonged to.
"Bella, are you okay? Bella!" My world was spinning and my ears were ringing, and as the blackness engulfed me my mind reeled with questions.
Had I really just agreed to marry this man, just mere moments before? This man who had rejected me my entire life and who was currently too enraptured by a slut to notice my existence? What had I been thinking?
They say that diamonds are a girl's best friend, but to me they were my worst enemy.
A/N Ok let me know what you think. Love it? Hate it? *muah*