Chapter 4

EPOV

I went to find Bella, she was taking an exceptionally long time at the bathroom.

I looked around the room and noticed that one of the Volturi brothers was gone too.

I had a bad feeling about this as I started walking toward the bathroom.

As I got closer I heard a voice that sounded like Bella telling someone to get the fuck off.

I was standing behind him and I saw that he ripped her dress and had her arm, I could not contain my anger.

"Get your fucking hands off of my girlfriend," I yelled.

I watched Bella's eyes go wide at the furious sound of my voice.

No man had the right to touch a woman that way, not only because she was my girlfriend.

She pulled her arm away and stepped back.

"Edward, I..." she started to say.

I stopped her, this was not her fault and I wasn't going to let her apologize for him.

"This is not your fault, Bella. Go back to Alice," I said as I tried to keep my temper in check.

"No, not until you come with me," she said.

"Listen to the little girlfriend, Edward and run along," he sneered.

I slipped my jacket around her shoulders and told her to go back to Alice, Jasper and Emmett.

I watched her walk away as I turned to face James.

"You keep your hands off my girlfriend, and get out of my way."

"Why Eddie? Afraid if she got too close to a real man that she'd dump your pansy ass?" he sneered before pushing me.

"Get your fucking hands off me," I yelled as I pushed him back.

Just as I saw Emmett and Jasper get here I threw a punch at James, missing him.

"P...please stop him," Bella cried as Alice gripped her arm.

James threw a punch that I moved out of the way of, but then he threw another punch that hit me square in the face.

"Fuck," I hissed.

"Come on Edward," James taunted. "Show me what you got, or are you just a pretty boy pussy?"

I stood up straighter and pulled back my fist and punched him in the nose, hearing the sound of the bones crunching in his nose.

I pulled back to see Bella cuddled in Alice's arms as James sunk to the floor cradling his head in hands.

"Break it up. What is going on over here?" the coach said running over.

"Just a disagreement, sir," I said as I walked over to him.

"He broke my nose," James said.

"You accosted his girlfriend," Emmett said.

"Is this true, Cullen?"

"Yes, he ripped her dress as she tried to get away from him," I said as I reached for Bella.

"James, I expect you in my office Monday morning. I'm truly sorry that this happened to you, miss. He will be dealt with accordingly. "

Bella simply nodded.

He took James by the arm led him away as I pulled Bella to me.

"Are you okay?" I asked her.

She nodded again as I held her to me.

"I think we all could use a drink," Emmett said as I rubbed my cheek where he punched me.

"I'm sorry he hit you," Bella said softly as she ran her fingers over my cheek.

"Don't apologize, baby. You did nothing wrong. It was all him. Trust me, I've had worse than a bruised cheek."

She leaned up and kissed my cheek as I held her close to me.

No one knew it but I had an important question to ask her at midnight. The ring in my pocket felt like it weighed a ton.

I would love to get married before Spring Training started next month, yeah I know our relationship developed fast but when you know.. you just know.

Only two people know about me proposing to Bella and that would be my parents.

They were very supportive and my mom even cried when I showed her the ring.

Once at the table, we took our seats as Emmett went to get a round of drinks for everyone.

"Are you sure you're okay?" I asked her as I held her hands in mine.

"I'm fine," she said softly as Emmett handed her a drink.

He handed me mine and then went to sit down.

"Baby, as soon as this raffle is over we can go. I'm taking to my house tonight. I've never brought any women there, you will be the first."

"You're mother or sister haven't been there?" she asked with a smirk.

I couldn't help but laugh, "I didn't bring them there, they just show up. You'll be the first and only woman I'll ever bring there."

Her smile was simply breath taking as the General Manager of the team stepped up to the mic.

"As each of you came in tonight you were handed a raffle ticket, we are now going to draw for the prizes of the evening."

He read off many numbers for little prizes, and now it was time for the Grand Prize.

As he started reading off the numbers I could see Bella getting nervous.

"What's wrong, love?" I asked.

"So far all the numbers match mine and there's no way I'm going up there."

"It'll be fine, I'll go for you," I said kissing her forehead.

He read the final number and it was Bella's ticket.

"You won, baby."

"No.. you did," she said as she slipped her ticket into my hand.

The GM read it again and I stood up to a round of applause.

"Congratulations Edward, you have won the grand prize of a two week vacation for two to Hawaii, all expenses paid," he said as he came over and handed me the travel certificate.

"Thank you," I said as we shook hands and I made my way back to my seat.

I sat down next to Bella as our table congratulated me.

"Here you are, this trip is yours," I said softly and I laid everything in her hands.

"No, its ours. There's no one I'd rather go with than you."

If my plans worked out tonight, we could use this trip for our honeymoon.

I want nothing more than to marry her before spring training starts in late February.

I felt her squeeze my hand, "Are you okay?" she asked.

"Yes, just lost in thoughts of you in a bikini on the white sand beaches of Hawaii, love."

Smooth, Cullen.

She smiled up at me as dinner was served.

We ate quietly as the conversation flowed and it seemed like she fit in perfectly with my family, like she's always been there.

As the server cleared away the dinner plates, I took her hand in mine, "Bella, would you like to head home now?"

"Yes, that sounds perfect," she responded with a smile.

We told everyone good bye as I took her hand and led her to the coatroom to retrieve our coats.

"You looked so beautiful in there, baby," I murmured as I kissed along her neck.

"Thank you. You looked pretty handsome too," she said shyly.

I helped her with her coat and then took her hand and we walked out of the ball room.

We passed many of my team members and they just looked at the beauty on my arm, some of them said have a good night as we passed them, but others just leered at my Bella.

Those were the ones I gave them my menacing stare as I guided her passed them.

Once we were out of the hotel we waited for the valet to bring my car around, I held her in my arms and kissed her softly.

Her sweet little moans was all I heard.

"Excuse me, Mr. Cullen," I heard behind me.

I pulled away from my girl to see a nervous teenager and a blushing young girl.

"Yes," I said politely.

"My name is Tyler and this is my sister Victoria. We are huge fans of yours and if it wasn't to much trouble could you sign this for us," he said shyly. "My sister is here in Seattle because she has to have a procedure done at Seattle Grace tomorrow. She thinks your dreamy."

"Tyler .. shut.. up," Victoria hissed softly as we giggled.

"It's okay, Victoria, I think he's kinda dreamy too," Bella said softly.

I smirked over at her as I took the pen and signed the picture Tyler had in his hand.

"Thank you, Mr. Cullen," he said as I handed it back to him.

I was amazed to watch Bella talking with Victoria, and they were giggling and laughing. Bella was going to make an amazing mother one day.

"I hope all goes well tomorrow," I heard Bella tell Victoria as we heard a woman's voice yelling in the distance.

"Tyler, Victoria-why did you run off?" a woman yelled as she came over to us.

"Mom, its Edward Cullen. I had to come and ask for an autograph for Victoria," Tyler told his mom.

She looked up to see me standing there and she visibly swooned.

"I.. I'm sorry that my son and daughter interrupted your evening, Mr. Cullen," she said.

"It's just Edward, Mr. Cullen was my grandfather," I said with a laugh as Bella and Victoria came back over to us. "This is my girlfriend, Bella."

"My name is Charlotte and these two are my children. I hope they weren't too much of a bother."

"Not at all," I said with a smile. "Tyler, mentioned something about a procedure that Victoria is having tomorrow."

"Yes, she has leukemia and has to go in for a bone marrow transplant," she said softly as she hugged Victoria to her side.

Bella smiled softly as she squeezed my hand.

"My father is Chief-of-Staff at Seattle Grace, if there is anything you need. Please let him know," I said as I took out my phone and sent him a text.

"Okay," she said looking up at me.

"Is there anyway that they could have a picture with you?" she asked.

"Sure," I said with a smile.

She took out her camera and both Tyler and Victoria stood by me as she took several pictures with me.

"Mom, can I have my picture taken with Bella? I want to remember her and be as beautiful as she is if I get to grow up," she said softly.

I watched as tears welled up in both women's eyes.

"If its okay with Bella," her mom choked out.

"It's fine," Bella said softly as she swiped the tear away that fell from her eye.

My father came out of the hotel as Charlotte took Bella's picture with both Victoria and Tyler.

I took the time to tell him about Victoria and her family and he said he would make sure they get the best care and that he would look over her file.

"Thank you for taking time with them," Charlotte said to me after Bella rejoined me.

"It's not a problem," I said with a smile. "This is my father, Dr. Carlisle Cullen."

"Hello," she said. "These are my children, Tyler and Victoria."

"Hi," my father said. "Edward told me about Victoria, and I want to be a help in anyway that I can be. I'll be at the hospital tomorrow and if there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to call me," he told her as he handed her his card. "I will personally look over her file and make sure she's getting the best care possible."

"Mommy, I'm tired," Victoria said softly.

"Okay, sweet girl, we can go."

"Thank you, Dr. Cullen," she said as she wrapped her arm around Victoria.

"I look forward to seeing you tomorrow," my father said.

"Thank you, Edward for making my children's night," Charlotte said to me as she walked away with her children.

"Your welcome," I said.

"Dad, can you really help them?" I asked as I pulled Bella to my side.

"Yes, I can. Victoria is one of the cases in need that this benefit helped tonight."

"Do whatever you can to assure she gets the best care," Bella said. "Forward her bills to me, please."

"Bella, I can't let you do that," I said. "I wanted to do that."

"Too bad, I thought to say it first," she said with a smile.

"He's my dad, and he'll listen to me first, so there."

"Whatever, I'm prettier."

"How about I send half of the bill to each of you," my dad said.

"That will be fine."

Even though I knew after tonight it wouldn't matter anymore.

"Thanks Carlisle," Bella said as she squeezed my hand. "The cars been waiting a long time."

"Oh yeah," I said as I looked over and saw the irritated valet. "I'll just give him a big tip."

She smiled over at me as we said good night again to my father.

"I'm sorry about that," I said as I handed the valet a hundred dollar bill.

"No problem," he said with a smile.

I took the keys from him after I helped Bella into the car.

I got in and started the car and headed towards my home in Bellevue.

It was quiet in the car as I held her hand.

"Baby, are you okay?" I asked.

"Yes, just thinking about Victoria. I hope everything works out with her. She was so sweet, Mr. Dreamy."

"Me too. I'm not dreamy," I said with smirk.

"That's not what she said. To her you are dreamy."

"What about to you, baby?" I asked as I drove through the Seattle streets.

"I think you are perfect and dreamy."

I smiled over at her as I rounded the corner to my house.

"This is it, Casa de Cullen," I said looking up at her.

"It's beautiful, Edward. Why haven't you brought anyone here before?" she asked.

"It never felt right, until now."

She smiled up at me as I opened the door and got out, I ran over to her side and opened the door.

I extended my hand to her and helped her out.

"Thank you," she said softly taking my hand.

I grabbed her bag from the back and I escorted her to my house.

"This has always just been a place I went to, to get away from everything. I never felt like bringing anyone home with me until you. I want this place to be our home, where we can raise our family."

She just stared at me.

"Sorry, I'm putting the cart before the horse, I guess," I said with a nervous laugh.

She just smiled up at me.

"Would you like something to drink?" I asked suddenly feeling nervous.

"Sure, whatever you're having," she said as she took a seat on the couch.

I went over to the bar and opened a bottle of wine and quickly poured two glasses.

I carried it over to her and sat it in front of her.

"Thank you," she said softly. "This place is really beautiful. Did your mom help you decorate?"

"She did, and so did Alice. Even though I had to reign her in a lot. She wanted to overdecorate and I just didn't feel it. Less is more," I said with a smile as I wrapped her take a sip of wine.

"Yeah, I can see where Alice would want to overdecorate. But I agree with you less is more."

"It feels complete now with you here."

"Thank you for bringing me here," she said as she looked up at me.

"Bella, I've never felt this way about anyone before and I know it seems fast but..." we were interrupted by fireworks going off outside.

"Come on let's go out and see them," I said as I took her hand in mine.

As we walked out onto the deck, the ring in my pocket felt as if it weighed a thousand pounds.

I was so close to asking her but then the fireworks started.

I watched her face as the fireworks exploded overhead, such beauty and love were reflected in her eyes.

"Edward, you were saying something before the fireworks started," she said looking up into my face.

I placed my hands on her cheeks, as I looked into her brown eyes, " Like I was saying before, I've never felt this way about anyone and I know it seems fast but I know that I love you with my whole heart and I know I never want to be apart from you. Bella, will you do me the incredible honor of becoming my wife?"

I dropped to my knees and pulled out the ring from my pocket.

"Will you marry me?"

I held the ring up to her as her hand flew to him mouth and tear flowed from her eyes.

"Bella, say something please," I pleaded.

"Y..yes.. I'll marry you," she cried.

I took the ring out of the box and slipped it on her finger.

"You have made me the happiest man on the planet," I said as the bells rang and firework exploded.

"Happy New Year, Edward," she said as she pressed her lips to mine.

I pulled away from her lips, "Happy New Year, Bella."

We kissed again as I lifted her up and carried her back inside the house.

I slowly carried her upstairs to my bedroom.

"You're the first woman to ever be inside my room and the only woman who will ever grace my sheets."

I sat her on her feet as I started to unzip her dress.

"Did I tell you how amazing this dress looked on you?" I asked her as I slowly pushed it off her shoulders.

"You did," she said as I sucked the skin on her shoulder.

"Mmm... so tasty, love," I murmured as I kissed up her neck.

"Edward.. " she said as I laid her down in the middle of the bed.

I quickly stripped out of my suit and my boxers as I climbed on the bed and hovered over her.

"You're quite sexy right now, laying here in your bra and barely there panties."

"I could say the same thing about you," she said with as smile as I trailed my fingers down her neck, and over the swell of her breast.

Slowly I pulled down the straps of her bra and exposed her dusty rose nipples to my sight.

"So beautiful," I murmured as I leaned in and took the hardened peak between my lips sucking gently.

I felt her shuddered against me.

"Cold, love?" I asked as I pulled away.

"No," she murmured.

I smiled up at her as I kissed my way over to her other breast and sucked on her puckered nipple too.

Her moans and whimpers filled the room.

I released her nipple and kissed down her body as I looked up at her as she arched upwards.

"Edward," she murmured as I pulled down her panties.

"Relax love, let me worship you," I said as I pressed soft open mouthed kisses along her stomach.

I moved lower and kissed her mound and I could smell her arousal as I gently spread her lips and slowly licked up her folds to her clit.

I flicked her clit when my tongue and she moaned my name.

I loved hearing my name falling from her lips as I pushed two fingers inside her.

"Oh .. mmm.. yeah, Edward," she murmured softly as she raised her hips from the bed and rode my fingers.

I loved bringing her pleasure and seeing her body shatter around my fingers was a heavenly sight.

As her body calmed down, I slipped my fingers out of her and promptly sucked them clean. She tasted amazing.

I kissed up her body until I reached her lips.

"I can't wait till you are Mrs. Edward Cullen," I murmured before kissing her.

Our tongues tangled together as I knew she could taste herself on mine.

Lovingly, I nudged her legs apart as I moved my lips down her neck and over to her ear.

"Mmm... I love you, beautiful," I murmured as I slipped slowly inside her.

She held me close to her as we stared into each other's eyes, getting lost in the passion we felt.

I pressed my lips over her cheeks, her eyes and her nose before capturing her lips in mine as I moved slowly in and out of her.

"You're all I want in this world, Edward," she said as she arched up into me.

I heard her breath hitch as I thrusted slightly harder into her.

I could feel her walls tightening around me as I pressed in deeper as she cried out my name and clung to me as her orgasm ripped through her.

I looked deeply into her eyes, seeing my forever reflected back at me as my body stilled over her and I came hard grunting out her name as she held me to her.

We were both breathing hard as she gripped my shoulders, "I love you," she said softly.

"I love you too, baby," I said as I brushed my lips over hers and eased out of her reluctantly.

I rolled us so that I could cradle her body against mine and I pulled the covers up around us since she was shivering.

We kissed several more times as I ran my hands up and down her arms, warming her up as she brought her hand up to look at the ring and I could see tears falling down her cheeks.

"It's okay, love," I said as I brushed the tears away. "You're everything I want in my life. I've been waiting for you for a long time."

"Thank you for making this time of year special for me."

"I should be thanking you. You stopped to pick me up on Christmas Eve and the rest is history. I can't wait to make you my wife. Can we get married before Spring Training?"

"Yes," she murmured as she snuggled into my arms.

"Awesome, love."

I held her against me as I watched her fall asleep.

This is all I want for the rest of my life.