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Chapter 1


I walked out into the bright sunlight after leaving the courthouse. I was free from the mistakes I've made. Never again would I have to hear that man yell at me. Never again would I hear him yell at my child. Never would he lay a hand on me.

Looking up at the sky, I noticed for the first time a cloudless blue sky. As I continued looking up, I tripped over my feet and fell into the arms of a passerby.

"Sorry," I mumbled as I looked up into the greenest eyes I've ever seen.

"I'm glad I could catch you," he smirked. "I'm Edward."

I hesitated in telling him my name. "I'm Isabella."

"Beautiful name for a beautiful woman."

I could feel my whole body heat up. Just by the sound of his voice alone, not to mention the way he looked at me.

"Would you like to go get a coffee?" he asked looking intently into my eyes.

"Umm...usually I don't go places with strangers. But sure, I'd like that."

"Great, I know a great coffee shop around the corner," he replied as he led the way.

We walked silently to the coffee shop. I couldn't believe that I'm going somewhere with a complete stranger. What would Collin think of that? I was brought out of my thoughts by his velvety voice.

"Isabella, what would you like?

"Huh, oh...umm.. just a cup of chai tea with low fat milk please."

"Ok, would you like a muffin or a perhaps something else?"

Hmmm... I wonder what the something else might be. Him maybe?

"A blueberry muffin sounds good," I said as I looked up at him.

He walked away as my phone rang. I looked down and saw Alice's picture flashing at me.


"Where are you?"

"I'm just getting some coffee. I should be back soon. How is Shane?"

"He's good. Are you ok?"

"Yeah, Alice, I'm good." I looked up and Edward was standing there.

"I gotta go, I will talk to you soon." I snapped my phone shut not giving her a chance to reply.

"Sorry to interrupt. Was that your …." he trailed off.

"No it wasn't important. Just a friend checking up on me."

"Oh ok, here's your tea and muffin," he said as he sat across from me.

"Thank you," I replied as I took a sip of my tea.

He sat looking at me again. His green eyes looking into my brown ones. I felt so comfortable with him, even though he looked at me intently.

"Isabella, I feel so drawn to you. I've never felt this way. When I caught you I felt..."

"You felt like you were home, complete." I offered as I looked at him.

"Yeah, you could put it that way." He smirked at me.

He reached for my hand and when our hands met, I felt a shock run through my body. I've never felt anything like it. This was all new.

As we ate we made small talk, and I knew sooner or later this would all end.

Edward told me he just arrived back in the states from being in Europe. He was coming home to start working with his brother.

"I'm sure your family will be glad your back."

"Yeah, my mom was always worried that something would happen to me over in Europe. You know how mom's are."

"I do. I have a six year old son and I'd be worried about him too."

"What is his name?"

"His name is Shane."

"Was that call earlier from your husband?" he asked.

"God no. I don't have one of those anymore."

"Oh, I see." He smiled.

"That was actually my friend who is watching my son, she was worried."

"I see, do you need to go."

"No, not for awhile."

"Good, I don't want to let you go yet."

"Me either," I laughed nervously.

He leaned closer to me and asked, "Do you want to go somewhere?"

Looking up into those green eyes, I nodded.

As we got up from the table he wrapped his arm around my waist.

Not knowing where we were going, I just went with it. I didn't care really where we were heading, just as long as we went together.

I know that I should be leery of going with a stranger but something felt oddly familiar with Edward.

We walked into the lobby of a motel, and he walked to the front desk.

He asked for a room, and paid for it.

We were silent as we walked to the room.

I was lost in my thoughts of what the hell was I doing here.

"Isabella?" he said as he opened the door


"We don't have to do anything that you don't want to do. We can just talk if you'd like."

"No, I'm fine Edward." I said as I sat on the bed. "I want to be here with you."

He kneeled down in front of me, and rested his elbows on my knees as he leaned up and kissed my lips.

I moaned at the feel of his lips. Kissing never felt like this. I pulled on the ends of his hair as we scooted back on the bed.

The weight of him on me felt so good.

His hands found the buttons of my shirt and he quickly undid them, all the while whispering sweet things in my ear.

I pushed his shirt up as we kissed hungrily. He pulled away to take his shirt off, but quickly came back to my lips.

"Isabella, tell me to stop and I will?" he pleaded. "Tell me you don't want this?"

"I want... no, I need you Edward," I replied.

Our kisses became more heated as his hands roamed my body.

Both of us wanting more and needing each other.

"It's been a while for me, Isabella."

"Me too," I moaned as I felt his erection pressing into my stomach. Oh my word, he felt rather large.

As he pulled his pants off, he asked if I was sure.

I just nodded as I pulled off my pants, too.

He looked down at me as I laid back on the bed.

"Simply beautiful Isabella," he murmured as he pushed my knees apart slightly as he settled between them.

Edward slowly entered me, and by god it felt great. He laid still for a few moments for me to adjust to his size.

"Ugh, you feel so good, Isabella," he whispered as he slowly began to move inside me.

"You too," I breathed as I matched his movements.

"Fuck, your so tight. I won't last long, baby."

"Mmm..." I moaned as I wrapped my legs around his back as he went deeper.

I pushed up against him as we both neared our climax.

"Yes," I screamed as my orgasm rocked through me. I shuddered against him as he continued to thrust into me as few more times before he came hard. He shuddered as his seed flowed from him.

We both laid our foreheads against each other.

Our breathing was erratic as we just stared into each others eyes.

"That was incredible," he murmured as he kissed my lips.

"Yes, it was."

I laid there and thought of what just happened. I couldn't believe that I just slept with a stranger and I really enjoyed it.

I looked over at him and he had a smile on his face.

"I'll be right back." I said as I got up from the bed.

"Okay, hurry back."

I nodded and went to the bathroom.

When I came out of the bathroom, I heard Edward on the phone.

"I'll be there soon. I met a woman and we had a wonderful time. Tell mom I'll be there soon." He said as he looked up at me and smiled. "Alice, I gotta go."

Those four words hit me like a ton of bricks.

Shit, no way. How many people are named Alice in this day and age?

"Isabella, what's wrong?" He asked taking in my expression.

"Nothing," I lied.

"Um.. you kinda look like you've seen a ghost."

"I heard you on the phone, was that your wife?"

"No, oh god. I'm sorry. It was my sister," he said.

"Oh, shit," was all I could say.

"What?" he questioned.

"Nothing, I've got to go," I said. I grabbed my clothes and threw them on.

"Isabella, where are you going?"

"I've got to go, I can't be with you." I said as I grabbed my purse.

Running from the motel in tears, I knew I fucked up. What was I going to do. Alice is going to kill me.

I ran back to my car and as I turned the corner I saw Edward. He was looking for me.

He looked frantic as I drove passed him.

I needed to get to Alice's and get my son before he showed up there.

I arrived at Alice's and checked my face. It still looked as if I've been crying. Maybe with any luck she won't notice.

I got out of the car and hurried to the door.

Alice opened it.

"Hey, Bella, what the hell is wrong?"

"Nothing, I need to get Shane now."

"Not until you tell me why you have been crying. Did Collin do something?"

"No, I've just made a huge mistake and I'm just going to forget it. Can you please get Shane ready for me now?" I looked outside and didn't see anyone coming yet.

"You weren't with Collin were you?" she asked getting Shane's stuff together.

"No, I... never mind, can you get Shane now?"

Alice went to get Shane and I hated not telling Alice the truth, but how could I tell her I just slept with her brother and left him at the motel.

Once she brought him out, she handed him to me and I took him and left as fast as I could.

"Bella, wait!" Alice called after me, as tears streamed down my face.

I could hear her phone ringing as I ran from the door.

I got Shane buckled in his booster seat, I took off back to my house to pack us some clothes and gather things I would need.

I had no clue where I was going or what I would do. I just knew I had to get out of Forks fast.