Stephenie Meyer owns the Twilight Characters.


I was fully aware I was being disingenuous, but the possibility of living where any other student would kill to live was too much for me to resist. The Colony was the greatest complex in all of Seattle. It had huge condos, workout room, heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and theater rooms in each unit.

When I saw the advertisement for a roommate I jumped at it, telling the girl I wanted the room sight unseen. I would rush right over to pay the deposit. Her only stipulation was for a gay roommate. I would pretend to be gay for a shot at this place. If I brought home a girl I would pretend it was my buddy spending the night so we could talk.

I showed up less than half an hour later and a gorgeous brunette answered the door. I knew immediately I was in trouble. She was tall with long legs, dark brown eyes, and thick gorgeous hair.

"Hi, I'm Bella, you must be Anthony," she said and extended her hand. I had given her my middle name so she wouldn't spread it around Edward Cullen was gay, she could tell whoever she wanted about Anthony Cullen being gay.

"Um…yeah, Anthony, call me Tony" I said stupidly and tried to raise my voice an octave in my attempt to sound gay, I was such a fucking loser.

"Let me show you around," she said and stepped back for me to enter.

I waited for her to walk away so I could check out her perfect ass. She had a lot going on for a thin girl. I watched her hips rock back and forth as I followed her down the hallway. Surely there was something wrong with her if she wanted a gay roommate. She must be a lesbian or man hater.

She stopped at a door and opened it. "Here is the theater room," she said and looked a little embarrassed.

"How long have you lived here?" I asked.

"Um…this was my step father's place. He died and left it to me. Actually, I don't have a mortgage so if you are ever late with the rent we can work something out," she offered and now I was confused as hell.

"Are you an heiress?" I asked.

"No," she laughed and the sound of her laughter got me hard. "I will live off the rent you pay me, so let me know if I'll be eating Raman for a month."

She turned to walk away and I reached out and grabbed her arm. "Wait," I said, needing more clarification. "Are you a student, too?"

"Yeah, it is why I need a roommate. I've had girl roomies before, but there is so much drama I decided to try a guy, but I didn't want one hitting on me all the time, so I thought I'd give a gay guy a shot," she explained and the words, 'guy a shot,' gave me hope I could end up in her bed.

"Are you in a relationship?" I asked and she gave me a look that told me it wasn't any of my business. "I'm just wondering because a lot of straight guys have an issue with gays," I lied.

"You'll be fine," she said without directly answering my question.

I followed her to what would become my bedroom and smiled at the sight. Yeah, this was worth the rouse. I would score big time with a room like this. I walked in and tried not to squeal like a girl at the sight of the huge walk in closet. I was into clothes, and not in a gay way, but I could really use this extra room.

"I'm across the hall," she said and pointed at another door. "The walls are thick so don't worry…I mean feel free…if you have a guy over it won't bother me," she finally settled with.

"Oh," I said and glanced at her door. "Yeah, I doubt we'll come over here," I tried to explain but she misunderstood.

"Oh great, I was really hoping you were in a relationship. I'm not big on one night stands, but I didn't want to sound prudish. What's his name?"

Shit, she wanted the name of my boyfriend and the only thing I could think of was my buddy, Jasper. He would freak to know I told her we were partners, since he spent most nights in his girlfriend's bed. I would have to bring him over to see the place so he would understand why I sold him out.

"Jasper isn't comfortable being open about our relationship, so when he comes over, just keep it quiet that you know," I said.

"Sure, but explain to him I am very supportive. I would never judge either one of you and you are welcome to have him over for the night. This would be a safe place for both of you," she said and gave me a hug.

Damn, she pressed her chest right up against me and I wanted to motor boat in her cleavage. This was going to be a lot tougher than I expected.

We continued the tour of the building and she seemed to loosen up as we went along. She was a bit shy with the other tenants, but she was witty and clever. When she showed me the pool she said, "Here is where you can show off your body and have all the girls swooning," she laughed.

"That's what I live for, to make girls swoon," I teased and gave her a wave of my wrist. Shit, I was using every cliché gay move I could think off and it was only making me look like an ass.

We headed to the workout room and she asked, "What's your major?"

"Finance," I said, but I was really pre-med, I lied simply because I was male and we are conditioned to do it. "What about you?"

"I'm studying to be a nurse. I have on last semester and then I start my clinical rotations. So I'm not around a lot," she said and I wasn't sure if I should be happy or distraught.

"My father's a surgeon, he just took a position as Chief of Staff at a small hospital in Forks, Washington, It's…."

"My home town," she finished with a huge smile on her face. I was so relieved I had gone with Anthony Cullen and realized I was going to have to invent a fake brother to be Edward. "My father is the Police Chief," she said to make my ass clench.

"Here's to the Chief's," I said stupidly and realized I didn't sound gay, I sounded pathetic.

She laughed and gave me a fist bump and I felt an electric shock pass between us. She blushed and looked away. It would have been the perfect moment for a kiss and I would have kissed her if I didn't have a fucking boyfriend, Jasper. I tried to think of any way to get out of the hole I was digging and ask her out, but she continued with the tour.

We made our way back to the apartment and she smiled. "When do you want to move in?"

"Oh, is this weekend a problem?" I asked and planned to have Emmett and Jasper help me with the move.

"No, not at all, do you need any help?" she asked. "Oh, wait, I'll be in Forks this weekend."

"It's okay, I have Jasper to help and some buddies," I said and felt relief that I wouldn't have to spill the beans to Jas just yet that he had to be my man meat in front of Bella. I wasn't so sure how he would react and wanted to be firmly entrenched as a great roommate, before letting Bella know the truth.

I pulled out my wallet and handed her the cash. "You don't have checks?" she asked as she held the pile of bills in her hand.

I was so happy I brought cash so she wouldn't see my real name. "Is it a problem?" I asked.

"No, I'll just be tempted to spend it," she laughed.

"If it would be easier I can deposit it directly into your account each month," I offered, knowing it would help me as much as her.

"Yeah, that would be great. I'll give you my bank info," she said and smiled before pulling me into a tight hug. "I'm so happy you'll be living here Tony."

"Not nearly as happy as I am," I said and pulled her tightly to my chest as I ran my hands down her back.

She gave me a key, I left and headed to my dingy apartment where I slept on the sofa and the only perk was living next door to Rose and Emmett. They were a couple deeply in love, but secretly living together so her father wouldn't know. Emmett was a laid back friendly guy, but his girl was a bitch. I wouldn't hang with them at all if she wasn't so damn gorgeous to look at; she just needed to learn to shut the hell up.

I knocked on their door and waited for Emmett to answer. He pulled the door open and rubbed his eyes, obviously hung over from a night of either too much drinking or screwing. He backed away from the light and I walked inside the dark apartment.

"Ask me where I'll be living," I said with a big smile.

"Who gives a shit as long as it isn't here," Rose said and I groaned. I hadn't noticed her sitting on the sofa with a bowl of cereal.

"Oh, you'll give a shit," I said and announced, "The Colony."

"You liar," Rose said and went back to her eating.

"Not only will I be living there, but I will have my own room and pay only fifty more than I'm paying now," I said, too happy to let Rose spoil my mood.

"No shit," Emmett said with a big smile.

"He's lying," Rose said again and I wanted to throw a shoe at her. She was always so cynical which I usually found funny, but when it was aimed at me I was pissed about it.

"I move this weekend. Can you help, Em? I don't have any furniture but I have a shit load of clothes."

"Because you're gay," Rose tossed out and I kind of wished she knew Bella. It would be easier for Bella to believe I was gay if she got confirmation from someone else and I could just be myself and stop worrying about how I moved or how I sounded.

We both ignored her comments and Emmett agreed to give me a hand on Saturday. I was growing excited for the semester to start. It suddenly had tons of possibilities and I knew it would be one to remember.

I left to share the news with Jasper, well, part of the news. I knocked loudly and he answered with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth and only a towel around his waist. "Is Alice decent?" I asked and he nodded.

I walked in and tiny Alice looked over at me. "Hi Edward, it's good to see you," she said with a smile and I was happy Jasper found someone like Alice. She was a bit hyper for my taste, but the girl was always welcoming. "You want some food?" she asked and I shook my head.

"I just came to tell you I'm moving into the Colony this weekend," I said with a big ass grin.

She screamed and jumped up from her chair. "Oh my God, that place has amazing closets," she said with enthusiasm.

"I know," I laughed and did feel a bit gay.

"How did you manage it, they have a waiting list?" she asked.

"A girl got left a unit in a will, she wants a roommate that won't cause her problems," I said and Alice's smile fell.

"Oh, sorry, Edward," she said sadly.

"What?" I asked in shock.

"Problems will definitely come with you," she said to explain and I let my mouth hang open in protest.

"What's that supposed to mean?"

"Is she pretty?" Alice asked.

"She's decent," I lied. I wasn't about to admit the girl was stunning and I was already trying to find a way to have a turn with her.

"You realize if you do her, you can't bring home other girls, right?" Jasper asked.

I smiled, God, if he only knew. I wasn't too worried about getting a little action. I had girls invite me into their beds, I wouldn't die if I couldn't bring them to my couch like I had been doing. "There is one catch," I said softly. "You have to call me Tony if you come over."

"Why?" Jasper asked and gave me a hesitant look.

"I wasn't sure if she was some psycho or not, so I gave her my middle name, now I don't want to tell her the truth," I said hoping he would buy it, he didn't.

"What else did you lie to her about?" Jasper asked. I tried to play it off but he continued to stare at me with his knowing eyes and I had to fess up.

"Okay, she wants a gay roommate," I said.

Alice and Jasper almost feel to the ground laughing. I knew as soon as they saw the place they wouldn't find it so preposterous. Anyone would lie for such a great place to live, plus Bella had nothing to do with my life so I could lie and continue on normally.

"Who's your partner?" Alice asked and it was my turn to laugh. I looked at Jasper and he looked back and forth between Alice's stunned face and my grin.

"What?" he asked, not sure what he was missing.

I walked behind him and came up to grab his hips as I thrust mine into him. "I got the best piece of ass in town," I teased.

"Oh hell no," he screamed and rushed to Alice's side.

"I can see it," Alice teased. "You are both too pretty to be men, anyway."

Jasper shuddered from head to toe and backed away from me more. "Our friendship is over," he said as he pointed accusingly at me.

"And our love affair begins," I said and put one palm over my heart and one over my dick.

"Fuck you, Cullen, this isn't funny," he yelled.

"Call me Tony," I said and held out my arms. "Come to papa."

He grabbed tiny Alice and placed her in front of him as if I would seriously rape my best friend. I rolled my eyes and dropped onto their couch. "I'm using your name, you homophobic dick, not your ass."

"Don't even use my name," he yelled.

"I was caught off guard, in a week I'll tell her you broke up with me and I'm into chicks now," I said with a shrug and he seemed to calm down.

He draped his arm around Alice and pulled her to the hallway. "Come do me in the shower," he said to her, "I feel dirty."

I laughed as they left the room and headed home to begin packing for the move.


We had most of my stuff moved in when Emmett and Rose took off. Jasper and Alice hung around for the pizza I ordered. We were going to hit the hot tubs after we ate and spend the evening in my new digs. I hoped I could find someone single in the place that would be willing to keep things quiet.

The pizza arrived and as I was paying Bella walked up. I almost swallowed my tongue and looked over to see Alice finally off of Jasper's lap. I was so worried about how things looked on my end I didn't notice she looked like she had been crying the entire way from Forks.

She waited for the pizza dude to leave and then walked into the apartment. "I'm sorry I'm home early, do you need help with anything?" she asked, but her sad eyes told me she wasn't in the mood for company.

"No, I'm all moved in, thanks. Bella, this is Jasper and my best friend Alice," I said awkwardly and Jasper almost broke a blood vessel.

"It is really nice to meet you, Jasper," she said with a smile and Jasper's jaw tightened along with his ass.

Alice stepped forward and shook Bella's hand. She was finding way too much joy in my situation and said, "You'll love living with Tony, he's just so honest and dependable."

Bella eyes formed tears and she looked away as she said softly, "It will be a nice change."

We all stood uncomfortably until Bella excused herself and went to her room. I could tell she was having relationship drama and hoped she would need some man to comfort her tonight, but we weren't really at that stage of besties just yet.

We took the pizza into the theater room and put on a movie. Alice didn't want to watch The Fast and Furious with us, so she took some pizza and knocked on Bella's door. I was shocked Bella let her in and found it now impossible to focus on the movie. After close to an hour they both came into the theater room and sat with us.

I was worried about the empty seat between me and Jasper but Bella didn't see too concerned about it. Alice saved my ass by saying, "Okay guys, stop drooling over Vin Diesel and put on a decent movie." I quickly jumped up to change the disk but Bella insisted it was okay, so I sat back down.

We all watched in silence until it ended and then we remained seated and began chatting. Jasper sat with his arms folded and leaning away from me so I used his posture to pretend like we were having a fight. Maybe Bella would offer to console me tonight.

We talked about school and music and finally the subject of clothes. "Have you seen how many clothes Tony has?" Alice asked with a laugh and Bella shook her head. "Come on," Alice said and grabbed her hand to pull her to my closet.

"Lighten up, Jas," I said angrily.

"I'm not playing this shit," he said back just as angrily.

"I would do it for you," I said in a strong whisper.

"See, that's the point, I wouldn't ask you to do it, this is sick," he said back as he leaned in closer to me.

"It's isn't sick, its role playing, pretend you are in a movie," I suggested.

"I'm assuming your goal is to get into her pants, right?" he asked and I nodded, "Then exactly how does my playing gay help you out?"

"I just want her to learn to trust me first and then I'll switch sides," I said with a grin.

"Yeah, deceit always makes a girl trust you," he said and moved back into his chair.

"Then look at it this way, you can use this theater room and the amenities whenever you want, so you better thing twice before blowing this for me," I said and sat back myself.

"I'm not blowing shit for you," he said just as the girls walked back into the room.

"Whoa guys," Alice teased. "Keep the bedroom talk in the bedroom."

Jasper stood angrily and walked to the door, "Are you coming, Alice?"

"Oh, he's my ride," she said to Bella and rushed from the room to follow him.

I sat with my fingers over my tight lips as I stewed in anger at Jasper's unwillingness to play along. I knew I was going to have to come clean sooner or later but it wasn't time yet. Bella came over to sit next to me and sighed so I looked at her.

"I'm sorry, it seems like everyone is having issues with relationships tonight," she said and I nodded without saying anything verbally. She was quiet for a moment and then said, "Anything I can do to help?"

I shook my head and then suddenly had a flash of genius. "I'm new to all of this and my relationship with Jasper is new, so we fight a lot."

"Are you out of the closet?" she asked and I shook my head emphatically back and forth.

"Well, you can work on your relationship here, I'll stay away from you when Jasper is here and maybe things will get better," she suggested.

"Jasper is bisexual and he doesn't like people defining him as gay," I said to explain his attitude. "And I'm not really sure if I want to be intimate with him just yet," I said and felt my face turn red by just saying the words.

"I see," she said and I wished she would explain to me exactly what she 'saw.'

"Are you in a relationship?" I asked again and hoped she would open up a bit after my confession.

"Oh, I don't know. Long distance things are always difficult," she said with sad eyes and I realized her trip to Forks was to see a guy. I also know most guys were not faithful in long distant relationship and it must be the reason for her sadness.

"Does he cheat?" I asked.

She rolled her eyes and sunk lower in her chair as she laid her cheek against the upholstery. "He doesn't see it as cheating," she sighed.

"You don't need him," I said softly and she nodded but chose not to elaborate.

"I know you don't want my opinion, but I think you should take it slow with Jasper. It will work out if it is meant to, but also don't let fear hold you back, if you feel something for him go with it and let in come out in your touch and your kiss," she suggested and I wanted to beg her to stop taking before I got sick to my stomach.

"I guess I'm not sure how to, I mean, I've been with women," I said and she sat up fully. I was worried I had alerted her senses and she was going to ask me to move, but she reached over and took my hand before speaking.

"Are you afraid, Tony?"

I chuckled nervously, "Pretty much scared shitless," I admitted.

"Is Jasper not…patient?" she asked and I laughed.

"You saw him tonight, what do you think?" I decided to find out her take on what she saw before adding my own spin.

"Maybe," she said cautiously, "He doesn't feel your love for him, if he is the one…performing everything," she said and her face turned red as mine turned pale white. Shit, she thought Jasper was doing me and I couldn't get the image out of my head. "Have you asked him to teach you?"

"Oh God," I said aloud without meaning to say anything.

Her hand tightened in mine and she said, "Tony, I'm not trying to embarrass you. I'm here to help."

I looked into her kind eyes and found a new angle. "I guess I don't have the confidence in my abilities. I don't even know if I kiss him the way I should. I'm not experienced in that way," I said and let my head fall shamefully.

"Tony," she said and raised my chin with her finger. "I'm sure you kiss just fine. You need stop being so hard on yourself and give into the moment. If you were able to be with a woman without feeling any attraction, Jasper should be easy to love," she said and my stomach clenched.

I couldn't speak because she was looking into my eyes and I was mesmerized by her. She would be so easy to love and all I needed to do was lean a little and connect my mouth to hers. She looked into my eyes and her own darted back and forth between mine. She suddenly let go of my chin and moved back. "Sorry," she mumbled and got up to leave. I almost got the impression she wanted me to kiss her.

I shook my head a few times and went to my room after cleaning up the pizza mess. I showered and climbed into my king size bed, which felt cavernous alone. I woke up to the smell of coffee and food so I forced myself out of bed. I put on a robe and walked in to find Bella in a small tee and panties.

She didn't seem embarrassed by her attire and I couldn't peel my eyes off her ass as she made pancakes. She turned to hand me a plate and caught me staring at her. I covered with the only thing I could think of, "Your panties are really pretty," I said. Ah shit, your panties are pretty, was I insane?

"Thanks," she smiled," I got them at Dillard's." I took the plate and she pulled on the rim of the silk and said, "They don't cut into my hips, I have a big ass for my size," she laughed.

"I would kill for your ass," I said honestly, not that I wanted it for my own, I just wanted her.

"Really," she smiled and looked behind her.

"Yeah, come here," I said and she backed up to me and let me feel her firm ass with both of my hands. Why didn't I think about this rouse earlier? It usually cost me dinner before a girl would willingly let me grope her ass. "God, perfection," I moaned and she laughed.

I ate my pancakes with a full hard on and never had to apologize or explain. I loved being Tony.

"Do you go to church or anything?" she asked since it was Sunday morning.

Again, Tony would be my scapegoat. "I don't feel comfortable in church," I said.

"I know this chapel that is very gay friendly, if you're interested," she suggested.

I suddenly looked at her in shock and wondered if she was a lesbian. Maybe she was crying over a girl cheating on her and not some prick. "Are you gay?" I asked with a bit of disappointment in my voice.

She laughed and shook her head, "No, not at all. God, my life would be easier if I were, but the only thing worse than dealing with a cheating guy, is a hormonal girl."

"So the dude is really cheating?" I asked her and she suddenly grew sullen. "I don't mean to pry," I offered as a way to make peace.

"I guess I have the same insecurities you have," she said and looked away. "I don't know how to please him very well."

"I highly doubt that," I said and wanted to punch the prick that made her feel inadequate. She seemed like a nice girl and obviously he wasn't looking for that type, but to make her feel insecure was being a real shit.

She suddenly scooted her stool closer to mine and said softly. "Do men like intercourse or oral sex better?" she asked me and I dropped my fork on the ground.

"Um…me, or men in general?" I asked and she bit her cheek for a moment before looking at me again.

"Have you ever had…you know…what Jasper said last night?" she asked with a quiet voice, like it embarrassed her to mention.

"What the fuck did Jasper say?" I asked with a shaky voice.

"Well, I heard him saying he wouldn't…you know…what you asked him for last night," she said with a red face.

I continued to stare and she finally looked away and said, "A blow job?"

My pancakes began to churn in my stomach at the thought of Jasper getting anywhere near my dick, but I managed to say, "Yeah, what's your question."

"So, do guys want us to kind of tease and concentrate on the head or do they want us to take in as much of them as we can?"

I stared at her innocent eyes and couldn't force any words from my tight throat. She seriously asked me how to give a guy head, and was waiting for me to tell her. She looked…hopeful that I would be able to solve some sort of problem she was having and it stunned the hell out of me.

"Ah…I guess both," I said with a dry mouth and had to try really hard to swallow.

Her brow furrowed and she went back to biting her cheek. I leaned over to pick up my fork and sat in on the counter before finding the nerve to ask, "Why?"

"Well, I'm not opposed to doing that, I just….oh God, this is so embarrassing," she said.

"No," I said a bit too quickly and had to force myself to calm down. "Say what you want to say."

I leaned onto the counter to stop my hands from shaking and try to calm my breathing. I was hard as steel and prayed she wouldn't stop talking.

"I'm not squeamish, you know with the fluid, but I choke easily," she said and looked at me for help with the problem.

"He cums in your mouth?" I asked and then wanted to kick the shit out of the guy for not appreciating what he had. If his complaint was that she choked on his sperm, he should be castrated.

"That isn't the problem, he just kind of, like lunges it into my throat," she said and moved her hips in a thrusting motion.

"He face fucks you?" I asked and she turned bright red.

"I guess that's what you would call it," she blushed. "I must just be a baby."

"No, not at all, if you are willing to go down on him, he should respect your boundaries. Have you talked to him?" I asked as I mentally went through my past to see if I had been as barbaric with any of the hookups I had.

"Yeah, he was my first and I'm just not very experienced," she said as if it was a crime. Her head dropped and the sadness reappeared.

I reached out with my hand and gently cupped her face. "Bella, maybe we could help each other out," I suggested, knowing full well it made me a horrible son-of-a-bitch. "Maybe we could learn on each other?"


I had the whole scenario running in my head as I planned out all the stuff I would teach her. I had everything working perfectly; I would admit to being aroused by her and let her think she convinced me I wasn't gay. I had heard girls loved that shit.

But, before she could answer her phone rang. She glanced at the caller ID and sighed before getting up to walk from the room as she answered. I was left with a killer erection and no way in sight for relief so I went to my room and got in the shower to beat off.

Bella didn't emerge from her room for over an hour so when Emmett called I invited him over to workout. I met him in the gym and warned him to call me Tony. He was lost and looked confused when I told him I had to be gay to live here.

"I won't judge you, dude, are you coming out to me?" he asked.

"Hell no, I'm getting a great place for dirt cheap, but I have to be Tony to get it."

"So when people see you and call you Edward, what are you going to say?" he asked.

"I'll work it out later, just don't forget and call me Edward, okay?" I pushed as he spotted me.

"Whatever, Tony," he said and laughed loudly. "You don't look like a Tony; you should be Sebastian or maybe Montague."

"You should shut the fuck up," I said and sat up to see Bella walk past the gym holding a towel and wearing a swimsuit cover- up. I jumped up and told Emmett I had to go and sprinted from the room back to my unit to change.

I walked into the pool area and pretended to be shocked to see Bella sitting in a blue bikini on the edge of the hot tub. I glanced around to see the rest of the room was empty and smiled at her. "Great minds think alike," I said and she patted the spot next to her.

"It is usually filled with couples in the evening, so it is the only time of day I feel comfortable coming out here," she explained.

"Aren't you getting in?" I asked, dying to see her in a wet swimsuit.

"I'm working my way into it," she laughed and stood to walk down a step. I let my eyes peruse her body and wanted to pull her into the hot water and right onto my lap.

I sat against one of the jets and let my head rest on the cement wall until she made her way over to me. She sat and moaned loudly, getting me hard all over again. "I really needed this," she said with her eyes closed.

I turned my head and stared at her features. She had long thick lashes and her nose turned up slightly giving her a girlish look. Her skin was pale for someone with such dark features. I let my eyes trail down her throat and to her chest. The top clung to her white skin and the contrasting colors were breathtaking. My eyes slowly rose back to her face to see her staring at me.

"I like that color on your skin," I said honestly.

She glanced down before saying, "Thanks, I'm so disgustingly white."

"It's beautiful," I said and my voice sounded seductive without meaning to.

I couldn't tell if she was turning red from the heat of the water of by my admission but she sat forward and out of direct view from my eyes.

"What do you like to do for fun, Tony?" she asked out of the blue.

"Um…I'm into music and beer," I laughed and she smiled and nodded. "What about you?"

"I'm a homebody. I like quiet nights with soft music or some sappy movie. I don't go out much," she admitted.

"Is it because your guy is still in Forks?" I asked.

"Probably," she said and turned to look at me again.

"I go there a lot, so if you ever want to come see your folks…."

"No, it's okay?" I said quickly. I knew my folks would never go along with the whole Tony scenario. "We don't get along too well," I lied.

"Because you're gay?" she asked sadly and I nodded. "I'm so sorry," she offered and placed her hand on my shoulder. "I'm a bit surprised Jasper isn't over."

"Why?" I asked.

"Well, it's Sunday and most couples spend Sunday together," she said and I knew I had to cover somehow.

I really wanted to get back to our earlier discussion so I tried to sound as sad as possible when I said, "We're having a rough patch right now. He's not happy with my…progression." She tilted her head to the side and gave me a pitting look.

I tried to look forlorn but I couldn't tear my eyes off her bikini top. She inhaled deeply and said, "I guess we're in the same situation. It sucks doesn't it Tony," she laughed and added, "I should say sucks badly."

I sunk to a new low when I said, "Bella, would you let me kiss you and tell me what I'm doing wrong?"

"Sure," she said without hesitation and it threw me a bit. She felt my hesitation was revulsion for her sex and offered, "Just close your eyes and pretend I'm Jasper."

I didn't tell her that would send me running from her, so I nodded and closed my eyes. I reached out for her and she brought my hand to her face and moved close to my mouth. I slid off the seat of the hot tub and turned to face her to give it all I had.

I pulled her to my lips very softly and then gently licked with my tongue. I back up a couple of times and finally moved in forcefully, pushing my tongue past her lips and feeling along the top of her mouth and back deeper toward her throat.

She moved her hand from my wrist and into my hair as I pulled her closer feeling her chest against mine. Her mouth was responding to mine in every way, letting me lead but keeping up. I felt the strings from her suit in her hair and had to force myself to move away from them, so I wouldn't undress her.

I moved in natural progression from her mouth to her throat and when she spoke it broke the trance I was in. "You are a great kisser, Tony, what could Jasper's problem be…I mean, what is his complaint?"

Did she really expect me to have a conversation right now? She kissed me senseless and expected me to simply critique it now. I moved to the other side of the hot tub so she wouldn't see how aroused I was before trying to talk.

"He isn't as forgiving as you, I guess," I said which made no sense at all.

She thought for a moment and finally said, "Okay, people kiss the way they want to be kissed. How does the way Jasper kiss differ from yours?"

"Um…I guess he is more aggressive," I said with a plan in place.

She walked across the hot tub to where I sat and said, "Like this?" Her mouth attached to mine and she moved forcefully as she practically devoured my mouth. I was gasping for air when she finally pulled away and couldn't speak.

"I think the problem is you are both looking for something different. He wants hot sex, and you want tenderness and love. You need to talk this out so you both get fulfilled," she said and went back to her side of the Jacuzzi.

I felt she was playing me and I wanted a little retaliation of my own. I stood and came to her side of the hot tub and pulled her hand to make her stand. I spun her around and pulled her against my chest tightly knowing she could feel my erection in her back. I held her with one arm and let my other hand run down her stomach inching my way to her apex. "He does this, grasping me between the legs," I said and let my hand hold her firmly in my palm as she gasped from the shock of touching her so intimately.

"Does this make you feel cheap, or am I reading him wrong?" I asked and I could feel her shaking in my hand.

"I think you're reading him wrong," she said with a unsteady voice. "I'm sure he just wants you to know he wants you. Try doing this," she said and reached behind her back to grab onto my erection.

"Holy Fuck," I yelled out and she quickly let go and squirmed away from me.

"I'm sorry," she said and quickly climbed from the hot tub.

"Wait," I yelled. "Don't be angry, it just surprised me. I'm not used to women touching me," I said a lot softer.

"I put you in a compromising situation with your boyfriend, and I'm sorry. Please don't tell him," she begged and I nodded as I watched her walk out the door. I hit the water forcefully, sending it flying across the tiled floor.

All I managed to do was get us both worked up and feeling frustration. I waited in the hot tub until my body calmed down and then headed into the apartment to change. Bella was gone and I was afraid she rushed off to Forks for a little release.

I got dressed and took off to see Emmett and Jasper. We met up at a bar and I was in a pissy mood. I drank and listened to the music as they tried to cheer me up. "Jas, give him a big kiss so he'll lighten up," Emmett teased and Jasper flipped him off.

Without our girls to watch us we all drank too much. It was closing time and we stumbled onto the walkway in need of a cab. Jasper and I got in the back and Emmett got in the front. My place was the closest so we were taken there first.

I was unable to walk when the cab pulled in front of the complex. I fell onto the grass so Jasper and Emmett picked me up and helped me to my door. Jasper rang the doorbell and Bella answered in only a few seconds.

"He's drunk," Jasper said.

"Oh, yeah, bring him in, are you spending the night with him?" she asked and Emmett laughed loudly.

"He's staying with me," Emmett teased.

Bella glared at him and Jasper and then showed them to my room. They tossed me onto the bed and I rolled over and moaned, "Hey Jas?"

Jasper didn't respond and stumbled out of my room and left with Emmett. Bella got me some water and aspirin to set by my bed and then began removing my shoes. "Jas?" I called out loudly, wanting to ask where my car was.

"It's me," Bella answered. "Jasper…um…he left."

"Damn it," I moaned.

"I'm sorry," she said softly.

I sat up and looked at her. She was dressed in clothing and I asked, "Did you go to Forks?"

"No," she chuckled, "I went to a movie."

"By yourself?" I asked and she smiled and nodded.

"I would have gone with you," I said, "You're such a nice woman."

"You're a nice guy, too. Jasper is lucky to have you," she said softly.

"Jas?" I yelled out again.

"Just lie down and go to sleep," she said and pushed me back. It was the last thing I remembered until the sun began shining through the window and I rolled over to keep it out of my eyes. I rolled into Bella and opened my eyes widely.

I wondered why she was in my bed, but I was in her bed. I froze and held my breath as I stared at the back of her head. I tried desperately to recall what went on last night and I was terrified I had admitted I wasn't gay. But it must have gone good if we ended up in bed.

She stretched and rolled over to look at me. "Good morning," she said. I tried to get a read on her reaction but she seemed unconcerned about anything.

"Hi," I said without any volume and wasn't sure if I should try to kiss her or not. If we had been intimate I should say something or do something, but if we hadn't I wasn't sure what I was doing in her bed.

"Are you feeling better?" she asked.

"I'm a bit hung over," I said.

"No, I mean about Jasper," she said, "Did you two have a fight?"

"Um…I'm not sure," I said and wondered what I had said to her last night. She wasn't telling me to get out of her bed so I wasn't sure what to do. She seemed relaxed and comfortable so I stayed put.

She turned fully onto her side and looked right into my eyes as she spoke. "Tony, I'm not sure how to say this, but I think you can do better than Jasper. He seems very disrespectful of you," she said hesitantly.

"I told you our relationship is having problems," I said and tried to cover for whatever went on last night.

"But he left with another man, right in front of you," she pointed out and the thought of Jasper and Emmett together made me laugh. Bella gave me a shocked look and I had to explain.

"Emmett is living with a woman," I said and Bella laughed at her assumption. "Emmett is an old friend and used to live right next door to me so he met Jasper through me. He lives with Rosalie and they will most likely marry soon."

"Well, now I feel stupid," she said and rolled to the edge of the bed. I sat up and looked at her so she explained. "I let you sleep in here because I felt you lost your guy."

"To be honest I don't remember a thing about last night," I said. "I hope I didn't say anything or do anything embarrassing, like thinking you were Jas."

She didn't say anything, but she grinned widely. "What?" I asked.

"You were saying some pretty funny stuff. Oh yeah, who's Edward?"