A/N: This story is written for penguincullen, who bid the most for the Junkin for Joplin charity fundraiser. Congratulations bb! She's allowed me to share this story with everyone, and the only stipulation is that Edward be a vamp, and that Bella is strong. So, here's what popped in my head! This Edward is alone, doesn't sparkle, and has fangs people. He's also rather partial to a bit of cannibalism at times, but only to get to their blood. You have been warned. Very Darkward indeed! It was intended to be a oneshot, but as my mind keeps expanding the story, I decided to post this in a few short chapters instead.

Thanks go to penguincullen for allowing me to share this story with you all, and Texasbella for giving this the thumbs up and betaing what I've done so far, and for all those who contributed to the cause. Don't forget to pop on over to Texasbella's profile and read her contributing story as well, When in Romania! Penguincullen also set her the same stipulation, but her story is very different from mine…and bloody brilliant!

Disclaimer: Don't own Twilight, but I'd sure love to own a Darkward of my very own…maybe tie him up in my playroom!



The door opened from the reception area to the main corridor. I could smell her…taste her, my palate honing in on her, singling her out among the human stench that had invaded my every pore, every waking moment.

I closed my eyes as I sat in the holding room, my tongue instinctively finding its way out of my mouth and running over my lips as the muffled sounds of her leather soled shoes grew louder, quicker…more insistent.

My lungs filled with the very life of her, and as I took her in, I closed my eyes and smiled.


Fate had finally decided to come a-calling, and who was I to close the door on my destiny? On hers?

She was mine!

A/N: Next chapter to follow! Thoughts?