I woke up to the sunshine that was coming through the blinds, I looked across the room at Edward's bed, he was sleeping soundly and I smiled, he looked so peaceful as he slept.
I rolled over and looked at the clock, 06:56, I sighed and looked through my phone, I had a text from my dad and Alice wishing me a safe trip, I replied to the texts and then put my phone down, I sat up and stretched. I looked at Edward again, he was stirring a bit and he opened his eyes, "Morning." He mumbled, and stretched.
"Morning." I smiled.
"Do you know the time?" He asked me.
"Yeah 7am." I whispered, taking a drink of my water.
He nodded and got up; I blushed as I saw him in a white t-shirt and shorts. He winked at me, before making his way into the bathroom, I giggled and got up. I was in girl boxers and a t-shirt. I got a towel and my shampoo, I got my clothes for the day and then sat on the bed waiting for Edward to come out, about ten minutes later, he came out fully dressed and his hair damp. I smiled at him, he looked so sexy, he was wearing tan shorts with a white t-shirt that clung to his toned body.
He came over to me and kissed my lips, "I'm going to go get food, I will be back in twenty minutes that okay?" He asked a smile on his face.
"Yeah." I smiled, I wrapped my arms around his neck and he leaned down, I pressed my lips to his and our tongues fought for dominance. My hands were in his hair, and his were around my waist. I smiled and we parted. He kissed my cheek and then left to get our breakfast.
I got into the shower and brushed my teeth, I got into white shorts and a black t-shirt. I was just done blow drying my hair when Edward walked in.
He set the food on the table that was beside the window. I sat down with him and he passed me a plate, there was pancakes, fruit and orange juice, I smiled and dug in, I was so hungry.
Edward started eating as well; he was looking at me though. "What?" I asked.
He looked at me a big goofy smile on his face, "You're stunning."
I laughed, "Not possible." I said, looking at him.
"It's true, you're stunningly beautiful and the love of my life." He said, I had tears in my eyes.
"I love you." I said, getting up and hugging him, giving him a kiss on the lips.
"I love you, too." He said as I sat back down.
We continued breakfast and then went down to the lobby; we waited on Edward's colleagues/team to come down here.
Then we went to a conference room. We all sat down and Edward opened up a file, he passed one out to everyone and they all looked at it.
"Today we are going to watch a pride of lions that have been seen about 30miles from here, we are looking at there sleeping patterns, skills at climbing trees if they can, how they identify scents/the faces they make and also the threats that they get and how they react." Edward said, "Fiona and Drake your on getting the photographs we need, Philip and Kate your on the camera's, Kevin and Lauren your on the driving and getting us there and that leaves me and Riley and we are confronting them." Edward said finishing up.
They all nodded and started to get ready, we loaded into two jeeps that were outside, I was in the front next to Lauren, Edward was in the back with Riley, Drake and Kate. I looked as they all set up there stuff, Lauren smiled at me and set up all of her routes.
"So how long have you known Edward for?" She asked.
"Um, three weeks, but I have known his family for seven years and his sister is my best friend." I told her.
She smiled and nodded, "I have never seen him like this before, he seems so happy and content, I am happy for both of you." She said, smiling.
"Thank you." I smiled and watched as she drove the forward and onto a dirt track road.
"So where in America do u live?" She asked.
"I come from Forks, Washington but I live in Seattle." I said.
"Oh cool, I'm from Arizona." She stated.
I smiled, "Do you have a boyfriend back home or . . . " I left the statement hanging.
"Oh, no, Philip is my husband actually." She said, smiling widely.
I nodded and smiled; I looked forward and noticed that she slowed down, "Edward look." She pointed, giving him binoculars.
He took them quickly and patted Riley, gesturing towards the roof of the Jeep, Riley opened it without much noise and him and Edward got onto the top of the Jeep, Lauren explained to me that they were up there for a better view.
I looked at the lions, it was quite amazing actually, they were spread out under a bush that was giving them shade, they were all lying down. There was a large male, and three lionesses, I saw a few young lions, about two years old.
I looked up and saw Edward standing with his binoculars and Riley beside him. I looked forward, smiling but then I noticed the lioness stand up, I gulped and I could here Edward move uneasily on the roof. She stared at us, and looked at them.
I looked at Lauren, "Edward get down from the roof, she is going to lunge for you guys any second." She said to him.
"Well we will move when she does that." He called back.
After a few minutes I saw the lioness move a few steps closer, her head bent and she looked as if she were going to catch prey.
She started running towards us and Edward jumped down through the opening of the roof and so did riley, but the lioness was already on the roof as he was closing the hatch.
We all breathed out and I looked up, the lioness's tale was on the window and I watched as she slowly slid down on front of us to the bonnet, she stared at us and came right up to the glass, she looked at me, and I have never felt so scared in my life, I could here my heart beating in my chest.
She lifted her paw and scratched the glass, trying to get in at me. "Lauren, turn on the engine." Edward said in a low voice.
She did and the lioness got a fright, falling off the bonnet and onto the ground, she got up and ran away, Lauren pushed back a bit, letting Kevin through, we got the footage and photos we needed and as we were making our way to the hotel, Riley and I switched places, I cuddled up to Edward and he held me tightly, I wrapped my arms around his waist and held him tightly, I looked out the window and looked across the planes, there were Zebra's and Antelope.
I looked up at Edward and I knew my face looked frightened, his was sad but only because I was frightened, he kissed my lips and forehead. He rubbed my back and lay back fully in his chair.
I sighed, I didn't like what Edward did, he was a daredevil I knew that but it was frightening and if he screwed up one time, it could be death for him. We held each other tightly and when we got back to the hotel, he told me to go to our room and he would be up in a few minutes, he just needed to talk to the guys.
I nodded and made my way upstairs. When I got to the room, I just sat on the side of the bed, all I wanted to do was for Edward to hold me.
Maybe it was shock, that I was experiencing but for some reason I lay down on his bed and tears started streaming down my face.
I heard him come in and I quickly wiped my eyes. I pulled the comforter over me and then realized I was in his bed, I groaned inwardly.
I felt the bed sink and his hand was on my back, "Bella look at me." He whispered.
I did and his expression grew soft, he was sad to see me cry. "I'm frightened." I whispered.
"I know." He said, he took off his shoes and lay down beside me.
He got under the comforter and held me, he wrapped his arms around me and pulled me to his chest, he put his leg around mine and I looked at him, he smiled at me and I smiled back at him, I leaned in, my lips inches away from his.
We looked into each others eyes and he smiled, leaning in, I wrapped my arms around his neck and our lips touched. His tongue licked my bottom lip, asking for entrance, I opened my mouth and let his tongue in, we both groaned at the contact. Our tongues moved at a pace we were both comfortable with.
Edward rolled over, so he was lying on top of me, I liked feeling his weight on top of me, it was comforting, it was like he was protecting me in a way.
My hands went to his hair, my fingers running through it, I moaned as his hands trailed down my side's and to my waist.
He smiled against my lips and I pulled away gasping, but his lips never left my skin, he sucked on my neck, and trailed delicate kisses over my cheeks, he moved to my ear, he kissed it and then sucked on my earlobe.
I moaned and then did the same to him.
He rolled off of me and we both lay their panting. He lifted the comforter over us and I lay on his chest.
"I love you." I whispered.
"I love you, Bella Swan." He replied, holding me tightly around the waist.
I smiled and kissed him once more on the lips before snuggling into his chest and falling asleep.