This was written for the Fandom for Autism compilation
Title: A Kitty's Tale: Chapter 2 (BxE)
Warnings/Disclaimer: SM owns all things Twilight; I own Twiddly.
Summary: Bella needs to bring Twiddly to the vet, the problem is that he's new and kind of cute. How will Twiddly react to a male getting his owner's attention? EPOV & BPOV of CH 1
I groaned as I stepped out of the car and made my way inside my apartment. Thankfully my job as a teller at the bank meant that I kept banker's hours, which meant I could leave a little early without too many questions, providing someone covered my window.
I needed to bring Twiddly to the vet later. Poor thing needed his check up and I had a hard time getting an appointment.
Apparently the old vet had decided to take some time off and had some other guy there. I just hoped that he would treat my baby properly. I hated those vets that manhandled my poor defenseless little pussy.
I'd heard good things of this Edward guy. Apparently he even made Mrs. Cope's dog stop barking at him within five minutes. A feat in itself since the damn thing barked day and night at any given time.
My phone rang just as I was unlocking my door. Taking the keys out of my purse, I fumbled with the lock while answering.
"Hey, Bella!" Alice's chipper voice assaulted my ears. I rolled my eyes at her, as if she could see me. "You're coming tonight, right?"
I groaned and walked into my apartment and closed the door behind me.
"I know, Alice," I replied. Jeez, like I'd forget.
"And you will try to mingle a little, right?"
"Uh huh," I answered, bored.
"Do not uh huh me, Bella Swan!" I could clearly hear her annoyance but meh, I was used to her. My best friend was pushy and overbearing but she was my friend and she wanted the best for me.
At least she never brought me shopping. That would have killed me.
I rolled my eyes once more. "Yeah, I will, I promise"
"You better. Now, say hi to the old Doc for me, will ya? I can't believe you have to do this today of all days. It's our first night off in weeks."
"No, Dr. Cullen is on vacation in Mexico, I swear I didn't do it on purpose." I took a deep breath and shook my head.
"Well, that cat of yours is the cutest thing ever. I think he really liked the tutu I put on him. Hopefully that new guy will be good to him." Oh god, I'd almost forgotten about Alice's babysitting days. I'd come home from a week's vacation in Mexico with my mother, only to find my male cat dressed in a pink tutu and wearing a diamond studded tiara.
I sighed. "Mister Twiddler needs this-"
"I know, Bells. I just think that maybe you should postpone it and go next week." Nice try Alice. I couldn't believe she was actually trying to make me cancel my appointment.
"I'm sure this Edward guy will be fine," I continued while trying to keep myself in check.
"Ohh, fine you say?" she asked in a cheeky tone.
I huffed. "I've never met him."
"Oh. Well, you never know, Bella. He could be hot. Just don't forget, I'm picking you up at 7:30, alright?"
"No, I won't be late," I said.
"I want to know how it goes with Twiddly." I could hear her fiddling with some paperwork. She was obviously still at work. And although her concern was endearing, I had some things to do before I got to the vet's.
I eyed Twiddly on his chair, sleeping the day away and smiled. "Listen, I've got to go. Talk to you later?"
"Call me, alright?" she replied.
I nodded, even though she couldn't see me. "Yeah. Bye."
I shook my head as I put away my cell. There was no way I was going to miss going out tonight, it had been way too long since the last time we'd gone out.
I groaned at the memory of Emmett and Jasper trying to set me up with one of their "boys". Ugh, that guy was such a douchenozzle.
I turned my attention to Twiddly. He was lying in his favorite chair, probably oblivious to the world going on around him. Poor cat, I bet he hated going to the vet. It wasn't a big deal. It's not like he has to put his legs in tiny little kitty stirrups.
The image made me giggle as I pet him a little bit to kill a little bit of time.
I still had about an hour to kill before the vet appointment, so after petting Twiddly and making him purr, I went into my room and played with my own kitty.
If I didn't pick up anyone later tonight, I'd at least get this out of my system, and maybe another one before falling asleep. Orgasms before bed always make me sleep like the dead.
Feeling relaxed and content, I cleaned up and got dressed.
Twiddly was lying on the floor in the hallway, swinging his tail around and waiting for me. It was like he had me on a timer. I swear, he could tell time.
I got his pet carrier and proceeded to load him in there carefully. He didn't like it much, but it was safer than having him loose in the car.
I made my way quickly to the vet's office and was signed in by the secretary.
After a few minutes of waiting, I heard a deep voice call out for us. "Mister Twiddler Swan?"
Using Twiddly's full name with that voice almost had me swooning, but then, when I looked up and saw who the voice belonged to, I swear, my ovaries exploded at the sight.
He was young, probably around my age, and very tall. His hair was light reddish-brown and stuck out in every which way, and his eyes were almost the color of a cat's; green, with some gray and yellow mixed in. He was the hottest vet I'd ever seen.
And the pristine white coat he was donning wasn't helping the visual either. Fuck. Me.
I smiled and introduced myself.
He smiled back and seemed genuinely very nice.
I looked to his fingers for a ring and found none. Score, not married!
When he took Twiddly from me, I made sure to graze my hand against his. Warmth spread from my head all the way to my toes as our skin made contact. I swear to Christ, this man...he has some skillful...something or other.
We went into the private examination room where Edward proceeded to examine Twiddly. He kept his eye on me and winked a couple of times while he spoke. I almost asked him if he had something in his eye, but before I could, he was done with the exam and was out of the room to get the heartworm drops.
Within a few minutes, Edward came back, a smile spread on his face as our eyes met once more.
Once he was done applying the drops onto Twiddly's back, he turned his full attention to me. I was a little disappointed at the thought of having to leave without so much as his phone number. It wasn't like I was actually going to call. Well, yeah, maybe. I mean, he was interested so... "I guess we're done until next year, huh?" I blurted out without thinking any further. I didn't want to sound too disappointed, but I really was.
Edward's eyes grew and he explained how he'd just moved to town. I took that opportunity and ran with it. There was no way I was letting anyone else getting their claws in him. Well, figuratively, of course. I'm sure some of the kitties he came in contact with at his work clawed at him once in a while.
I told him about where we were going tonight, and after a little bit of coaxing, he agreed to meet me there.
I gave him directions to the bar, but a knock on the door from the secretary had us wrapping up our impromptu discussion with promises of seeing each other in a few hours.
When I got home, I made sure to call Alice to let her know how everything went. I also wanted to make sure she hadn't decided to set me up. I did not want things to get awkward between Edward and me. Well, as awkward as it would be if I had two dates at once. I was sure my presence alone would make things somewhat weird, it's not like I had game or anything. If not prompted to go out, I'd easily become the cat lady my Nana always said I'd become. Not that that's a bad thing, but I digress.
As soon as Alice picked up the phone, she asked about Twiddly and if everything went well.
"Yeah Alice," I replied and rolled my eyes. I wondered why so much eye-rolling happened with my pushy little friend.
"Squee, and it didn't take too long," she said.
I sighed. "I know"
"And, tell me about this new vet. Is he good? Is he young? Is he hot?" Geez, right to the point wasn't she. I made a note to get new friends. Alice was having a toll on my nervous system.
I smiled instantly at the thought of Edward. "He was so cute."
"Oh my God, Bella. Tell me more," she pleaded, her voice all high and pitchy.
"You should see his hair, gah, I wanted to shove my fingers in there and ride his face for all it was worth," I replied, sighing dreamily. Ugh, the thought of his stubble on my inner thighs had me squirming.
"Do you know anything about him? How old is he?" she asked.
"No I didn't get his age." Like it mattered.
"So, he's coming tonight, right? You did invite him, didn't you? Please tell me you said something to him," she pleaded.
I snorted. "Yeah, he's coming tonight."
"Oh, Bella, you know you may have to keep that promise," Alice added in a sultry tone.
"Hardy har har, I get it, coming. I swear you're like a twelve year old boy sometimes." I rolled my eyes again and shook my head. This really seemed like a recurring theme with us and our telephone conversations.
"So he is coming out tonight?" she asked.
"I told him to meet us there at eight, you're still picking me up, right?"
"Absolutely," she confirmed and I could hear the smile in her voice.
"And you'll be able to ask him to take you home?" I could practically see her eyebrows wiggle through the phone line.
I sighed. "Yeah, I'm definitely going to try."
I shook my head and looked at my watch. I still wanted to take a shower and get ready. "See you later?"
I closed my phone and looked around my room. I wanted to make sure to wear something he couldn't resist. something naughty, but yet innocent. Something that said, no, screamed, "yes please take me, but I'm not easy".
After getting dressed and made up, I cuddled Twiddly before leaving to meet Alice and maybe my something more.
I'd been in town for a week, house sitting for my father while getting accustomed to his patients and staff. Most were very friendly and accommodating. A few were a little too...friendly, but I could deal with that.
Except for Bella, that was so unexpected. I didn't know why or how to explain this pull I had to her. I mean, she was just another cat owner, but yet, she wasn't. It was an instant attraction. Kismet. Or something.
After getting her information, I couldn't wait for my shift to be over.
Kate, the secretary, just smiled and wished me luck before I left. She said it was cute how my eyes lit up as I spotted Bella and her cat.
I quickly went home, showered and changed. There was no way I was going to be late for this.
She'd told me they were going to be there around 8, so I made sure to be there no later than 8:15. No, I wasn't eager. Not at all.
As soon as I walked into the bar and saw her sitting with Emmett, I knew this was meant to be.
I'd known Emmett for years, so when he spotted me, and saw me looking at Bella, I could see the wheels turning in his head right away.
He gave me the bro hand-shake-shoulder-squeeze, and whispered in my ear that she was perfect for me, I smiled and sent a wink her way. The blush that crept up her cheeks in response had me hard as a rock and ready to leave that bar, and we hadn't even spoken to each other yet.
Introductions were made, and Bella and I were soon in our little bubble.
"So you just moved here?" she asked.
I explained about transferring here to work for my father, which led us to subjects about our parents and jobs.
Turns out we had a lot in common.
Her face was close as she leaned in so that we could talk. It took every ounce of control I had not to close the distance between us and just kiss the living daylights out of her.
The tension between us was palpable, and when Alice and Rose practically kidnapped her away from me so that she could go dance with them, I came close to just putting her over my shoulder and taking her home.
"Hey man, so I guess you're smitten by our little kitten?" Jasper said as he took a swig of his beer.
I looked at him, confused. "Kitten?"
"Yeah, man, Bella's like this tiger kitten. All feisty but there's not much damage she could do," Jasper replied, chuckling.
"She's a sweet girl that deserves to be treated right," Emmett chimed in, looking at me pointedly as he said the last bit.
I nodded. "I get it man. You know me, I've never been the one night stand kind of guy. That never changed," I implored to Emmett while Jasper listened intently.
"That's good, man. I'd hate to have to hunt you down, you know?" Emmett smirked and watched as his girlfriend, Rose, gyrated and ground her hips to the rhythm of the song that was playing.
I looked over to her right and saw Bella and Alice swaying together suggestively. Bella's eyes snapped to mine and she smirked, rolling her hips with Alice as they moved to the music.
After wiping the drool from the corner of my mouth and picking up my jaw off of the floor, I smiled and winked back.
This girl was going to be the death of me.
I leaned into Jazz' side and asked, "Do they do that a lot?" while not taking my eyes off of Bella's body.
I swear, she had worn the outfit, of all outfits that was designed strategically to kill me. Or, to be more precise, it was designed to make my dick hard and my pants uncomfortable for the entire night.
Dark-wash skinny jeans, off the shoulder purple, strappy top and black stiletto heels.
Her hair was pulled back into a high ponytail, exposing her sinuous neck along with the curve of her shoulders and the dip of her collarbones.
There wasn't an inch of her that I wasn't itching to taste; to claim; to get my mouth on.
The song ended and a slower one came on just as the DJ announced last call. I frowned, watching Bella step off of the dance floor to join me at the table. She stepped in front of me, all sweaty, and smiled as she picked up her bottle of water and gulped down about half of it.
I looped my fingers through the belt loops of her jeans and pulled her to stand between my parted legs. She giggled, but came willingly. Her water bottle got put back on the table before she laced her arms around my neck.
I looked up to her face and pulled her closer, watching her lick her lips as her eyes darkened.
That look of pure lust washed over her features as she leaned down, her mouth close to my ear. "I need a ride home, Edward. Do you think you can manage?"
I smiled and moved my head to the side to look at her face. "Absolutely, beautiful. Lead the way."
After saying our goodbyes, I lead Bella to my car. Being a gentleman, I made sure to open the car door for her and suppressed a laugh when she scowled at me for doing it.
Ah, tiger kitten, got it!
The tension the car grew with each mile of road we drove.
"So, did you have fun tonight, Edward?" she asked tentatively as we rode down Main Street.
"Definitely," I said, smirking. Every other thing I wanted to say would have sounded too perverted out loud, so I stuck to the safety of a one word answer.
The inside of the car grew quiet and thankfully, she didn't live too far away from the bar, and we were in front of her apartment within minutes.
"I'll walk you to the door," I offered, and got out of the car to make my way around it to open the door for her. I didn't even bother asking whether or not she wanted me to walk her to the door. I was getting that goodnight kiss, dammit.
Well, unless she didn't want it. I'd never force a girl, you know?
Anyways, I opened the door for her and we threaded our fingers together as we walked to the door. I'd expected to have some awkwardness, but there wasn't any. Holding her hand in mine was just...natural.
"I had a good time tonight, Edward. I'm glad you came," Bella said as we reached her door.
I held her hand in mine and kissed her knuckles. "I'm glad you invited me, Bella. Your friends are great and it was nice to see Emmett again. I hadn't seen him since college."
We stood under the porch light and regarded each other quietly.
I wanted to kiss her.
I was such a pussy.
Wordlessly, Bella took her keys out of her purse and unlocked her door. She then pulled me inside and closed the door behind us.
I really liked where she was taking this.
Pursing her lips and depositing her purse on a table by the door she asked, "Yeah, that was a great coincidence that you two knew each other. Do you want something to drink?"
I eyed her carefully.
It was now or never.
I gently cupped her cheek and she smiled, looking up at me all doe eyed and as gorgeous as always.
"I'm okay. Come here, beautiful," I said before pressing my lips to hers.
I was soft at first, unsure of how she would react.
But she didn't push me back, instead, she threaded her fingers through the hair at my nape and pulled my face closer to hers.
I deepened the kiss, pulling her body flush to mine by putting my other hand on her lower back.
Bella moaned into my mouth, and as our tongues mingled, she ignited something deep inside of me. There was no turning back, whatever she wanted, I'd give it to her.
My cock was straining inside of my pants, my middle pressed hard against her stomach. There was no way she couldn't feel it.
After some fumbling, Bella guided us to her bedroom. Clothes were discarded, and I got to do to her body what I'd been thinking about all night.
I kissed, suckled and licked every inch of her, making her come before claiming her.
Once buried deep inside of her, I had her chanting my name over and over again, but more importantly, I had found my one.
I was sure of it.
As we lay together, our limbs tangled in the sheets, Twiddly jumped on the bed and smiled at me. I swear he did. I couldn't help the thought that he approved of me and Bella.
His acceptance was necessary because Bella and I have never spent a night apart since that one fateful evening.
It was crazy, how a cat brought us together, but in the end, Bella was home to me.