Chapter 18:


Edward, and I were still wrapped up in each others arms. We weren't talking, moving, or doing anything for that matter except breathing. Edward rubbed my arm with his right hand, and held his other one wrapped around my waist, and resting on my hip. I gripped his shirt tightly, and sighed. I tried pulling away, but Edward's grip got tighter. I quietly groaned.

"Edward...I have to go home. It isn't fair to Jasper, having to watch him all day." I explained, and he sighed into the top of my head.

"Alright, yeah. I understand. Just uh...let me get dressed, and I'll take you home." he kissed the top of my head, and walking into our bedroom. Wait...our, bedroom? No, Bella. It's just his bedroom. You're staying at Rose's, and have a nice bedroom there. A big, empty, cold...lonely bedroom. Nobody to lay next to me at night, and hold me when I'm cold. Nobody to sit at the desk at night, concentrating on their work. Nobody to...tell me they love me every morning, or comfort me when I wake up crying. Damn, I'm a mess.

Before I knew it, Edward was coming out the bedroom. He was wearing a white V-neck T-shirt, a pair of black skinny jeans, and black vans. The shirt was tight against his chest, showing off the lines of his ab muscles, and the dent of his bellybutton. He looked...well, hot.

Edward smirked, and crossed his arms. Shit, I'm caught.

"What'cha doin?" he asked softly, and I shrugged.

"I don't know. Just...enjoying the sights." I smirked, and I saw Edward's Adam's apple move as he gulped.

"Uh, uh...L-Let's G-G-Go." he stuttered, awkwardly. I nodded, and grabbed his hand pulling him outside towards his car. I felt the spark between us as our skin touched. Edward gently flinched when he touched, telling me he felt it as well.

Edward let go of my hand, and walked towards the passenger side. He kindly opened my door me for. I smiled, and quietly thanked him. Edward ran over to his side, and hopped in. we were now on the road, driving over to Rose's. The car was silent. A comfortable silent. I rested my head on the window as I listened to the quiet sounds of Edward's breathing. We stopped at a red light, and Edward turned to me.

"You're awfully quiet. Should I be worried?" he asked concerned, and I chuckled. I shook my head, and shrugged.

"No...nothing bad. Just thinking." the light turned green, and we were off.

"Penny for you're thoughts?" he offered.

"No, it'll waste your penny. Nothing special. Just about Anthony, what I'm going to wear. That kind of stuff." I lied. I knew Edward could tell I wasn't telling him the truth. I was a terrible liar, and whenever I lied to him, he'd frown, or run his fingers through his hair. Like he was doing now. Usually he'd argue with me until I gave in, and him the truth...but he didn't.

"So...what h-have you've been doing? You know...since I...left." I whispered slowed, and shrugged as he turned the car left.

"Nothing really. Been eating a lot of TV dinners lately, and oh! I've been going to therapy." he said proudly, and I smiled.

"Really? That's great. Has it been helping?" I asked sincerely. Edward smiled small, and looked like he was in pain. I instantly felt guilty.

"Yeah, kind of. I've been able to control my anger." he whispered, and I smiled sad.

"That's really great, Edward." I complimented, and he blushed slightly.

"Thanks. It means a lot. does." he whispered, grabbing my hand and kissing my knuckles. I smiled big, and blushed.

"You're welcome. And I'm glad. It's good to know that you're trying. It's not something anybody would do just to save a marriage, and I'm glad you did it. It's good to know you're trying for Anthony." I whispered, and Edward frowned hard.

"Bella. I didn't do this just for Anthony. I did this for us. I want to save our marriage." he said painfully, and I bit my lip.

"Oh...sorry. I didn't know. I just thought that...never mind, it was stupid. I mean...I just assumed because I yelled at you about Anthony missing you, and...yeah." I got out, and Edward smiled.

"I love you." he whispered, looking at me sincerely.

"I love you too, Edward." I whispered as we pulled up to Rose's house. I sighed, and unbuckled my seat belt. Edward smile at me, and I kissed his cheek gently.

"Bye...I'll call you about plans with Anthony this afternoon?" I offered, and he smiled big.

"Yeah...sure, call me on my cell phone. I have to finish up a few things before we go, but I can make it. Just ring me." he smiled, and I nodded.

"Mmkay. Bye." I whispered before hopping out. I missed us. A lot.

I decided to just make a lot of short chapters. It's faster, and I can update everyday. Review.