Disclaimer: Not mine. If they were, Bella would've made Edward grovel at the end of New Moon, Edward would've given Bella hell for kissing Jacob in Eclipse, and Renesmee - if she existed at all - would've had a normal name.

A/N: Many thanks to LovelyBrutal and badjujube for pre-reading, and to shelikethesound, naelany, and luvrofink for answering all my questions about GDocs and the editing/publishing process on here. You ladies rock my socks.


Edward ran in the back door, his brothers hot on his heels. He was filthy from their hunting trip (no boys-only getaway was complete without at least one wrestling match, according to Emmett), and was anxious to get cleaned up before seeking out his wife.

Bella wasn't in their third-floor bedroom, so Edward continued on into their en-suite bathroom. He pulled back the curtain and started the shower. While waiting for the water to heat up, he stripped off his ruined clothes and dropped them on the floor.


Bella hurried down the hall to the room she shared with Edward. She hadn't realized the boys were back from their "camping" trip until Jasper came charging into his and Alice's room, where Alice and Bella were watching bad 80's movies.

As she closed the bedroom door behind her, she heard the shower start. She almost turned around and left, but her desire to see her husband was too strong. She locked the door and walked toward the bathroom.

Bella peeked through the gap in the shower curtain as Edward stepped back into the cascading water. His bronze locks darkened and flattened to his head, making his jawline seem even sharper.

She couldn't tear her eyes away from the rivulets of water running down his marble-hard chest, over his washboard abs, and into the closely-trimmed hair between his legs.

With her bottom lip firmly between her teeth, she watched him squeeze his body wash into his hand. His head tilted back under the shower head as he lathered his arms and upper body. Soon his hands followed the trail of suds down, down, down until he reached his penis. He grasped his rapidly-hardening length and began languidly stroking from base to tip.

Bella stifled a whimper as she felt moisture pool between her legs. With his eyes still closed, Edward took a deep breath and the corners of his mouth lifted in a smirk. "I don't mind if you want to stand there and watch, but you're more than welcome to join me."

Her shirt was on the floor before he finished speaking.

Constructive criticism is welcome, but please be gentle as this is my first fic. Also, if you'd be interested in beta'ing for me, let me know; I'm in the market for one.