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A day off. Finally.
We both had absolutely nothing to do all day, so we just relaxed around the house, enjoying each other's company. We spent some time in the kitchen, making lunch. Then we sat in the backyard, lounging out enjoying lunch and reading to each other as we sprawled out on the grass. After a while we went back inside to take part in some intimate activities.
We had the perfect day together and I thought of the perfect way to end it. There was a place I wanted to show him. I hurried us both as we dressed quickly, almost forgetting shoes as we ran from the house.
I pulled Edward along, our fingers intertwined as I set our pace down the street, basking in the warm evening air.
"What's the rush?" He huffed teasingly, a smile tugging at his lips.
"No rush," I replied, as I grinned back at him.
"Then why does it feel as though you're trying to detach my arm from my body? I need that arm, you know. It's valuable."
"It is a very valuable arm. That's why I'm stealing it. Honestly, Edward, how did you not work that out already." I joked, turning my head towards him and rolling my eyes.
"Sorry, I always thought you'd prefer a leg."
"No, these fingers of yours are definitely a major preference." He smirked, raising an eyebrow and I turned away, ignoring the unspoken, but not so subtle innuendo.
"Enough about my wonderful, desirable limbs. Where are we going?"
"You'll see," I answered vaguely.
"Well yes, but you could tell me beforehand," he huffed, raising an eyebrow and wearing an adorable smirk.
"I could," I agreed, slowing my steps slightly. Edward could keep up just fine, he was simply being stubborn.
"So...?" He prompted.
"I said I could, not that I would," I sighed, rolling my eyes at him in mock annoyance. He grumbled under his breath, but we were nearly there anyway, so I left him to it.
We rounded a corner and I steered him onto the trodden path in the shrubbery, that had appeared. Within a couple of minutes, we were leaving the trail and I picked my way through the trees and limited undergrowth, concentrating on where I was going, trying my best not to get us lost.
"You're not bringing me out here to kill me, are you?" His tone was serious, but mischief glinted in his eyes.
"No, I plan to have my wicked way with you." I answered in a hushed, conspiratorial whisper.
"Really?" he asked, somewhat eagerly.
I didn't respond, leaving him to think what he liked. In honesty, that wasn't what I had planned.
Once I recognised where we were, I held my arm out to stop him.
"Are you ready?" I asked, then he eyed me uncertainly.
I nudged him forward, allowing him to go first this time. His steps were slow and cautious, but I could see the curiosity. He broke out from the cover of the trees and I was only a couple of steps behind.
Every step was bringing him closer to the edge of the cliff and I smiled into the darkness, taking in the sight before me, the small city lit up with sparkling, gold lights. We could hear the breaking waves below and if I squinted, I could make out the white sand in the fading light.
"What do you think?" I prodded, genuinely interested in his answer. The view from up here blew me away, but I didn't know how he would react to it. If I let myself think too much, I became nervous.
Edward turned to me, a small smile on his face as he reached for my hand, taking it in his and enveloping it in warmth.
"Beautiful." He breathed, his eyes meeting mine. I let out a gust of air and he grinned, dipping his head to kiss the top of my head. He wrapped his strong arms around my waist and pulled me close to him. It felt nice to feel him without that rough cast on his arm. He had it taken off a few days ago, I was more than excited that it was finally gone. The Doctors and Nurses said he would have a scar, but it wasn't very big, it was pink in color, but was only starting to heal. Hopefully, it would turn white with time.
A month had passed, since the confusion with Jasper and it was now a distant memory. We had all moved on and he had found somebody important to him, much to my relief and satisfaction.
Edward lowered himself, sitting on the ground and gently tugging on my hand in encouragement, until I took my place beside him. His arm wrapped around my shoulders, pulling my body into the warmth of his, my head nestled under his chin, resting on his chest. We were silent for a long time, taking in the tranquillity around us and the beauty of the town below.
"I'm glad you're here." I told him quietly, trying not to disturb the peace that had encompassed us both, holding us in the moment.
"I'll always be here, Love," he answered, acknowledging my meaning. Although I was happy I had been able to share this place with him, I was glad to have him here with me, always.
It was difficult to keep my pace normal as I walked towards the hospital in search of Alice. She would be finishing her shift soon and I had decided to surprise her. It was exactly a month since the day I had sought her out, asking her to go to dinner with me. My life had been utter chaos since, but it was good chaos. Great chaos. Alice was more than I could have wanted and although I wasn't sure I deserved her, I was beyond happy to have her.
It didn't escape my notice that there was a grin on my face, the sort that draws odd glances when you're alone. I tried, but I couldn't wipe it off my lips.
As the hospital loomed over me, I picked up the pace a little. I would wait for her outside, so that I could catch her when she left through the exit. I found a wall to lean on, pressing the sole of one foot against it and stuffing my hands in my pockets. Squinting against the sunlight, I watched everybody entering and leaving the building, refusing to turn my head for even a minute, just in case I missed her.
If I didn't know better, I would say I had absorbed her enthusiasm and carefree nature. She was infectious and I loved it, there was no point trying to deny it. As much as I regretted the fight with Edward, injuring my best friend in a terrible way, I couldn't regret how it had led me to Alice. She was something else entirely and the feelings I had for her were nothing like the friendly love I had for Bella and Edward.
The sun on my skin was making me tired and I suddenly found myself fighting sleep. I scrubbed a fist over my eyes and when I pulled my hand away, I saw Alice walking out of the hospital. She stopped a couple of metres in front of the door before continuing on her path. I jogged to catch up to her and just as I was lifting my arm to touch her shoulder, she spoke.
"You'll need to run faster than that to catch me, Lieutenant."
I couldn't help my amusement. She was sharp and nothing got past her, I should have known better than to try and surprise her, but I convinced myself that one day, she wouldn't be able to predict my every thought.
"I don't think it matters how fast I run, I'll never sneak up on you," I replied keenly. She giggled in acknowledgement but didn't try to deny it.
"What brings you hear this sunny afternoon?" she questioned, halting a second to bring me into step by her side.
"You don't already know?" I teased and she shook her head in humour.
"I could hazard a guess, but then you wouldn't be able to tell me yourself. I'd get bored if I always answered my own questions."
"I don't know how you do it."
"I'll let you in on a little secret." She pulled me closer and looked around to make sure she wasn't overheard. She leaned into me, and spoke in a soft, but somewhat amused voice as we walked towards the end of the street.
"Go on, then. Put me out of my misery." I told her as we crossed the street.
"I'm not always right," she whispered, looking over at me with wide eyes before putting a finger to her lips.
"Really?" I gasped, teasing her, while wishing I could replace that finger with my lips.
"Really. I knew you'd be shocked. You can't tell anyone, though. It will ruin my mysterious image." Her tone was light and I knew she was joking, her eyes playful as I smirked at her.
"Your secret's safe with me, Darlin." I assured her, before holding my arm out in offering. She linked her arm with mine, her fingers lightly gripping my upper arm.
"Where to, Mr. Whitlock?" She questioned.
"There's a little restaurant, cosy and quiet, that somebody showed me once."
"Is that so? Anybody I know?"
"You might, it was a ... Miss. Brandon, I believe. Does that ring any bells, sweetheart?" She looked contemplative for a minute before she nodded, smiling.
"I think so. It sounds like she has good taste."
"That she does. It was a month ago you first walked into my life, I thought a little celebration was in order."
"If I recall correctly, it was you that walked into my life. You strolled into that hospital looking plenty worse for wear and had the nerve to leave without asking me out. That really wasn't very polite, you know."
"Not the best first impression I could have made, but I've been on my best behaviour ever since, ma'am."
"Well, Lieutenant... I'm not sure your best behavior is something I would like to experience this evening," she said with a mischievous smile. I was instantly, at least, ten degrees warmer as soon as those loaded words left her beautiful lips.
"Is that so?" I asked, wrapping both my arms around her waist. I leaned down to whisper in her ear, "Well then, I'll be sure to be very bad this evenin' Darlin." She whimpered in my arms and I pressed my lips to hers for a searing kiss. Pulling away, I left her breathless as I held my arm out for her to take as we headed towards our cozy spot of the restaurant. I tried my best to sit through a nice quiet dinner, but my thoughts kept straying back to naughty Alice. Thoughts of her as I kissed her, the sounds she made when I touched her, when I made love to her...
I couldn't take it another minute. When she was finished, I threw some money down on the table and grabbed her tiny arm, a little roughly, as I pulled her along behind me.
"What's the rush," she breathed, a little flustered as I trailed her along behind me, anxious to get her alone somewhere. I stopped abruptly, looking around for a hidden spot. I pulled her behind me, heading into a trail of palm trees and high brush, overlooking the harbour.
"I need you, Darlin..." I crashed my lips to hers, holding her flat against me, not allowing any space in between us. I picked her up, so her feet were no longer touching the ground. We kissed fiercely, not wanting to waste a second of our passionate moment. When she pulled back, I groaned in annoyance, not wanting to let go of her.
"Let's go back to my house, Rose is out tonight, we'll be alone," she whispered, pulling me closer to her, by the collar of my shirt.
"Mmm...I just have to feel... Baby...please," I begged, not letting her go, I kissed her slow, soft ...leaving a trail of heat on her neck as I lowered my head to sneak into the top of her blouse, leaving tiny kisses along her collarbone.
"Jasper..." she sighed, throwing her back as I kissed harder, making my way to her perfect breasts, popping the buttons of her silk blouse as I went down further. I was just about to bite down on the swollen flesh of her breast, when I heard giggling from behind me. I spun around, covering Alice as I looked into the faces of my two best friends.
"Well well well ... what do we have here, Soldier," Edward teased, folding his arms over his chest and trying his best not to laugh. Bella smacked his arm and gave me a raised eyebrow, in silent question.
"Ummm... nothing, what are you guys doing here?" I asked, finding it extremely awkward that I was being watched, the whole time.
"Enjoying the view," Bella said admiringly, as she stared out at the lights filtering through the city.
"So what are you guys doing tonight? Do you wanna get some coffee?" Alice asked in a cheerful voice, much to my annoyance. All I wanted was to get her home and in bed, and she wanted to go out for coffee. I think I rolled my eyes and huffed as I pulled out a cigarette, lighting the end and giving Edward the side eye. The bastard just laughed and stuffed his hands in his pockets.
The girls walked out of the brush, talking about the view and some other spots on the Island that they wanted to see. I grunted my disapproval and Edward patted my back and whispered, "Don't worry, I'll fix this," as he walked ahead, grabbing Bella around her waist and pulling her backwards into him. He whispered in her ear and she nodded her head and before I knew it, we were all saying goodbye. Edward winked over at me as he walked away, tucking Bella under his arm as they made their way in the opposite direction from me and Alice.
"Let's go to bed, Lieutenant," she said in a seductive whisper, pulling me along with her. We made our way back to her place, and she was right, Rosalie wasn't home. I would be able to enjoy my girl all night and not have to worry about making too much noise. Perfect.
I knew Jasper wanted to be alone with Alice, and honestly, I wanted Bella all to myself tonight. I pulled Bella back and whispered in her ear that I needed to be alone with her. I moved my hands over her hips and pulled her against the buldge in my pants as I kissed the shell of her ear. She was more than willing to come home with me, in hope that we could have some alone time. We walked briskly back to her house, I held her waist and breathed soft words over her shoulder as she used to her key to get inside.
"I wanna make love to you," I sighed, pushing her hair off her neck as I placed a soft kiss there, making her shudder with my touch.
"I think that can be arranged," she taunted, her sultry voice drawing my body to her with every breath. She turned around leaning up against the front door and waited for me to make my move. I leaned in, placing one hand on the door, next to her head, the other on her hip, rubbing small circles as I moved my fingers along her bone.
"Bella..." I sighed, moving to open the door behind her. I wrapped my hands around her and walked us through the door as I kissed her hungrily. "I love you so much," I whispered, fisting my hands in her hair as I kicked the door closed behind me. "You know that, don't ya?" I asked, pausing only momentarily so I could stare at her lips before bringing mine to hers once more. I took her bottom lip into my mouth, biting down softly, before sucking lightly and releasing it so I could look into her eyes. She nodded her head furiously as she reached up on her toes to wrap her arms around my neck. I lifted her up and carried her to the couch in the living room.
"Are we not making it to the bedroom this evening?" she asked, a twinkle in her eyes and a bit back smile. I didn't have it in me to laugh, I could only stare at her and try my best not to ravage her like an animal. My intense need for her, burned inside me, feeding the desire to take her and make her mine.
I laid her down, hovering above her as we stretched diagonal across her couch. I slowly undressed her, kissing every inch of her that I uncovered. I started low, tickling her toes with my nose as I breathed my warm breath all over her. I kissed a trail along her perfectly sculpted legs until I reached the juncture of her hip, and then I repeated my actions with the other leg. When I reached her stomach, I circled her belly button with my tongue, before placing a wet kiss there. I licked and sucked a fiery trail all the way to her luscious breasts where I proceeded to lose myself entirely. It could have been two minutes or two hours, I wasn't sure which, before she pulled me away, fisting her hands in my hair as I reached up to kiss her lips.
"Edward... please, make love to me," she begged, effectively making me thrust against her, begging for friction. My eyes found hers, we both wore intense stares as I undressed myself slowly, never taking my eyes off her. I was about to take off my dog tags when she grabbed them, I smiled and kissed her hand. She watched me, lust heavy in her eyes as I made my way back on top of her, shifting her body to fit mine between her thighs. I held her leg and placed a soft kiss behind her knee before I pushed her legs further apart, so I could position myself at her entrance.
Her eyes were hooded and her hair was a mess. Her lips were swollen from my feverish kisses, a soft glow of sweat broke on her forehead and her heavy breathing was enough to make me weak in the knees. But when she watched me line up to push inside her, she looked sinfully beautiful; otherworldly.
"You are so beautiful," I gasped, as I pushed inside her. My mouth found hers as I pushed in and out of her, slowly building intense pressure. Every inch went in slowly, until I felt her completely surround me. I held myself there for just a moment, enjoying the tightness that consumed my throbbing erection. My intentions were to go slow, to worship her, but I couldn't hold out another second. I needed to make her mine. I lost any sense of control I may have previously had and I grabbed her roughly, pulling her into a sitting position as I thrusted into her, building a fast rhythm and rocking into her with force.
"Oh God... Edward..." she cried, throwing her head back in passion as I moved us again. I fell back against the couch and she was in my lap, taking control as I watched her move her hips, rocking back and forth, taking me inside her.
"Bella... fuck," I hissed, feeling how tight she clenched her walls around me, sliding along my length as I begged for release. I was so painfully hard for her, my body was tensing every time she moaned. I wrapped my arms around her, stilling her movements and kissed her as hard as I could. She moaned into my mouth and I felt myself throb and explode inside her. She whimpered into my mouth and in that moment, she tightened and there was a delicious wetness between her thighs. We stayed that way for a few more minutes, kissing, breathing, staring...
"Wanna come upstairs?" she asked, as she wiggled off my lap.
"Most definitely, Miss Swan," I breathed, exhausted from our intense intimate activities. I stood up, grabbing the pile of clothes we left on the couch and took her hand. I watched her sashay her naked body up the stairs and I was instantly hard for her again, ready to take her into her bed and make love to her the way she deserved.
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