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48 The Future
"Are you happy?" Edward asks as they lay sated in their bed after some hot celebratory sex.
"Happier than I ever thought possible," Bella answers, turning to face him.
"It wasn't too cheesy?" he asks with concern.
"It was perfect. Brilliant, actually. How did you pull it off?"
"I've been wanting to do this for months, but I wanted it to be right. I remember how beautiful you looked last Halloween in your princess costume and it hit me. The holiday was a perfect ruse. So, with the help of Alice, Rose, my mom, and you," he winks, "I planned a Halloween party here at the house." He shrugs.
"Only you could pull off a 'Fairy Tale' Halloween party. Besides the daily wisecracks from Emmett, everyone else seemed to cooperate," Bella laughs.
Edward joins her laughing. "I couldn't have a bunch of bloody zombies at our engagement party," he says, kissing her forehead.
"That was a risky move, Edward. What if I had said 'no'?" She fails at sounding serious.
"I thought you were a sure thing, Baby," he teases, reaching out and tickling her sides.
"Really, Edward. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect proposal and engagement party. Everyone was dressed amazingly. All our friends and family were here. And when you got down on one knee ... you," she sniffs, holding back the happy tears that are threatening to fall. "You are my prince."
Edward catches her tears as they spill over, his eyes watery as well. "Anything for you, Bella. You are my life." He kisses her sweetly.
They stay quiet for a few minutes. "What did you bribe my dad with to get him here?" she asks.
Edward laughs. "That would be why my alarm will be set for four o'clock on Friday morning. I promised to take him out fishing all day." He pauses for a second, "So, when do you want to get married? I have more bribes to plan."
"Sooner than later. I can't wait to be your wife," she beams.
"And I can't wait to be your husband. If we don't want media, helicopters and paparazzi, it will take some planning."
"What about Christmas or New Years? Everyone is busy and our families would be in town anyway."
"That could work," Edward says. "I'm marrying myself a smart woman." Bella smiles and then yawns. "A smart woman who needs her sleep. We can talk more tomorrow. I love you baby. Thank you for wanting me."
Bella snuggles into his chest, "I love you, too. Thank you for making my life a fairy tale."
"Why isn't Jasper out here helping too?" Emmett huffs while rearranging furniture for the tenth time.
"This is your punishment for hiring the strippers for Edward's bachelorette party," Bella says sternly.
"I told you. They weren't strippers. They were performers. I hired them to perform for Edward, not touch him. I didn't think they would try to pull him into a threesome," Emmett says, shaking his head in shame. "You know he didn't do it, right?"
"I know Emmett. But what if you all had been too drunk to help him? That whole thing was a bad idea. Your bad idea."
With perfect timing Esme walks by and smacks Emmett across the back of the head.
"Ouch, what did you do that for?" Emmett whines while rubbing his head. Esme doesn't answer and keeps walking.
"Rosie already punished me you know? I haven't had sex since that night," Emmett pouts.
"You're such a baby! That was only three days ago," Bella laughs.
"You don't think the giant tent is a huge give away?" he questions.
"It's the only way to ensure there aren't any unauthorized photos. That and the cell phone check-in in the house. People can still use their phones in there, they just can't bring them out to the tent."
"Good thinking, boss," Emmett exhales loudly. "Are we done yet?"
Bella glances at her cell. "Oh, I need to get ready. Thanks Emmett," she says before running off towards the house.
"I need another shower," Emmett grumbles to himself.
Bella has a moment to stand at the entrance of the tent and take in the scene. Strings of white flowers hang like a canopy, covering the aisle and altar, the scent almost as breathtaking as the flowers themselves. Candlelight flickers, and soft music fills the tent. The guests are poised and ready for her to make her entrance. When the music changes, Bella takes a deep breath and looks to her father. "Let's do this," she beams, giving his arm a squeeze.
"I've never seen you more happy, more beautiful, Bells. Let's get you to your man," he smiles lovingly at his only daughter.
The walk down the aisle takes too long and not long enough. Bella tries to make eye contact with the guests she passes, but her eyes can barely leave the sight of a tuxedo clad Edward waiting for her at the altar. When their eyes meet the pull is magnetic.
When she finally reaches him and their hands meet, it feels right, like coming home.
The ceremony goes smoothly. The only cameras clicking are those of the hired photographers, no one in attendance has a camera or recording device.
After the ceremony, photos are taken with the wedding party and family.
"Jasper, will you get Marcus please?" asks Edward and soon, a very nervous looking man with an expensive camera enters the tent behind Jasper.
"You know the rules, right Marcus?" Edward asks him.
He nods. "Ten photos, only of you and your bride."
The nervous photographer from People Magazine takes his time and is careful with the few photos he is allowed to take of the newlyweds.
"I'm finished," Marcus states. "Thank you so much for the opportunity to photograph your wedding. Our magazine is grateful to get the exclusive photos."
"Tell your editor that I will be following up and making sure the payment gets to the designated organization."
"Of course," Marcus says.
"Emmett, will you please escort Marcus to the front gate?" Edward asks, wanting to ensure the photographer doesn't take any liberties and photograph anything else on the property.
The massive tent is quickly transformed into a ball room. Complete with live music, a wood dance floor with a fountain in the center and the wedding cake prominently displayed on a pedestal covered in rose petals.
The happy couple make their way around the room, wanting to talk to each of their guests. They spy Liz at a nearby table, flanked by the two people she chose at the finale of The Most Eligible Bachelorette, Ben and Lily. Edward turns to Bella, "Did we give her a plus two?"
"No one gives Liz anything. She takes what she wants. You know that," Bella tries to scowl at her new husband, but they both start laughing.
"Kind of like her choosing two people at the end of the show. I bet the producers and network went ballistic when she pulled that one on national tv."
"Only Liz could pull that off and get away with it," Bella laughs.
"The ball and chain! Is it true that you donated the money People Magazine paid you for the exclusive wedding photos to Paparazzi Reform? Classic!" Liz exclaims across the room as Bella and Edward approach, causing them both to groan.
"We didn't need to take a private plane for me," Bella says with surprise while boarding the small chartered jet.
"It's for both of us. I don't want to share you, and I want my time alone with my wife to start as soon as possible," he says, kissing her neck.
"In that case..." she hums, dazed by his closeness. "I'm okay with it."
"Mr. and Mrs. Masen, can you please sit down and buckle up for take off?" the flight attendant, Amanda, says. "Once we get to our cruising altitude, I can get you something to eat and drink."
They cuddle up as close to each other as they can while still secured in their own seats.
"Amanda," Edward says. "Mrs. Masen and I will be taking a nap when we're done here. We don't want to be disturbed unless we are preparing to land."
When they finish their food and champagne, Edward takes Bella's hand, "Come with me." He leads her to the back of the plane where, unbeknownst to her, is a master suite with adjoining bathroom.
"Will you join me in becoming a member of the mile high club, my beautiful wife?" Edward coos into Bella's ear causing her to shiver.
"What makes you think I'm not already a member?" she asks, raising a brow.
"Um, ah ... I just ... Damn," Edward stammers until Bella bursts out laughing.
"Of course I've never done it in a plane, Edward. When and with whom?" she teases.
"I'd rather not think of you anytime or with anyone, but myself."
"Then don't," she says, closing and locking the bedroom door. "How much time do we have?" she asks while undressing her husband slowly.
Edward mumbles out something about a few hours.
"Good, because I want to take my time with you," she says, lowering down to her knees to have an up close view as she removes his shoes and pants.
"They didn't do a very good job when we were going through security," Bella says in a serious tone, while looking up at Edward.
"What?" he asks with confusion.
"I think you have a concealed weapon," she says, tracing the outline of his prominent arousal through his dress pants.
He laughs, "Only for you baby. Only for you..." he trails off when she grasps him more firmly.
"Let's see what you're packing," she teases, lowering his pants and boxers slowly. "Nice," she says, giving a nod of approval.
"Only nice, baby? You can do better than that," he teases back.
"Let's see. It's thick and long," she says while running her fingers from base to tip. "It's smooth, but hard, very hard," she says as she starts stroking him lightly. "The head is perfectly shaped and leaking. Begging me for a taste," she says before taking him deep into her hot mouth, making him moan in pleasure.
He steadies her head and gently thrusts into her mouth a few times before stopping abruptly. "I'm not going to last if we keep doing this," he pants.
She grabs his hips and thrusts him into her mouth a few more times, taking him closer to his release before removing her mouth off the end of his cock with a pop.
Edward is momentarily stunned by the loss of her around him. His desire for her so strong, he finds it hard to go slowly as he pulls her to stand and removes her clothes, wanting her naked too.
"Baby, I want you so bad," he groans, kissing her neck and chest while he lowers her onto the bed.
"You've got me," she whispers lustily.
He enters her slowly and sets a slow, deep pace. They make love while staring deeply into each other's eyes. They climax together chanting each other's names.
"I love you, Mrs. Masen," he proclaims, kissing her head as they spoon together.
"I love you too, Mr. Masen. So what do you have planned for us the next few weeks? You've been so secretive … you even had Alice and Rose pack my suitcase for me."
"I'm going to have you exactly where I want you, alone, partially clothed or naked, for an entire week."
"What about the two weeks after that?" she questions.
"You may have to wear clothes, because we are going to have guests."
"Guests?" she questions, frowning slightly.
"Why the frown?" he asks, smoothing her furrowed brow with his fingers.
"Nothing," she answers unconvincingly.
"Tell me, baby. My job for the rest of our lives is to make you happy."
"I'm worried that it won't feel like our honeymoon if we have guests."
Edward laughs, "These guests are the best kind. Trust me. It will be fun and we'll have plenty of privacy. Plus, after a whole week alone with me you might tire of me and want some other company."
"I doubt that," she says, snuggling closer to him. "Especially if you keep those mind blowing orgasms coming."
"Mind blowing?" he asks, quirking a brow.
"You know it. You know my body better than anyone, even myself. You've got magic fingers and a magic tongue, too."
"What? These old things?" he asks while flashing his hands in front of her, intentionally grazing her nipples in the process.
"Uh, yes those," she whimpers.
"And this tongue?" he asks, kissing down her spine.
She nods, enjoying the feel of his mouth on her. He doesn't stop until his tongue and fingers are buried in her, making her silently scream in pleasure.
"I will never tire of you, Edward."
"And I will never tire of you, my Bella," they say to each other before dozing off.
Amanda alerts them, with a knock on the door, when it's time to prepare for landing. They quickly dress, giggling and sneaking kisses. Knowing Amanda knows what they've been doing locked up in the bedroom, Bella blushes when she sees Amanda.
"Where are we?" Bella asks looking around at the lush landscape and lack of civilization around the small airport landing strip.
"Wright's Isle," Edward says. "It's a private island that I rented for a few weeks."
"We have it all to ourselves?" Bella asks with awe.
"Yep, just you and me … and the staff, until next week that is, when our guests arrive. And as per my request, none of the staff will enter our house or yard without letting us know in advance. That's where the naked fun comes in," he whispers seductively in her ear.
They are given a tour of the grounds and house by the groundskeepers, a nice older couple that live near the airport.
As soon as their luggage is unpacked, Bella yells from the massive bathroom, "Last one naked gives the other a massage!"
She struts out stark naked in record time to find Edward standing in the bedroom still fully dressed with a smirk on his face.
"What's with the clothes?" she asks, indicating up and down his body with a waving hand.
"Your challenge is a win-win for me, baby. I want my hands on you, under you and in you, all week."
"Um, I want to see that gorgeous body, so strip," she says, sitting on the edge of the bed waiting for him to disrobe.
He gives her an unexpected striptease that leaves them both wanting more. And they have more. They do more, in every room, on every surface, on the patio, in the pool, in the ocean, on the sand, in the shower while removing sand that is lodged in uncomfortable places. They spend their week alone, lost in their own private bubble on their own private island.
"It's our last night here alone," Bella says sadly, laying her head on Edward's chest. "Do you have any idea how happy you've made me? I never dreamt my life would be this full of love, laughter, happiness, but then I never dreamt of you. Well, I did, but that was stupid fangirl crush stuff," she says, nervously back peddling, causing him to laugh.
He hugs her tighter to him, "I know what you mean, love. I never imagined there was someone out there perfect for me, the love of my life. Let alone, actually finding that person and spending my life with them. You, my Bella, are my soulmate, my forever love. I hope you know that."
"I do, because I feel the same way about you," she smiles, giving him a soft kiss on the lips.
"Let's get some sleep, I think the next two weeks are going to be ... exciting," he teases, snuggling next to Bella and closing his eyes.
Bella stays awake a little longer trying to figure out who could be coming, and hoping she likes them.
Before Bella is even awake, the sound of the front door opening and voices from the foyer rouse her from sleep. She's alone in the bed and the sheets are cold on Edward's side. On his pillow is a handwritten note. 'Come downstairs my love and let's start another adventure. One of many we will have together.'
Before her feet hit the bottom floor she recognizes the voices. She practically runs into the kitchen where they are all standing around sipping coffee. She's speechless when she sees her and Edward's best and closest friends.
When they see her they yell 'surprise' and take turns giving her hugs and kisses.
The girls and guys separate into conversations. "Did you know about this the whole time?" Bella asks Rose and Alice.
"Not the whole time, Edward invited us about two weeks ago. You're not upset are you?" Alice asks with concern.
She shakes her head vehemently, "Besides Edward, there is no one in the world I'd want to spend my honeymoon with."
The girls laugh, hug and talk, while the guys talk about fishing, hiking and beer.
Bella looks around the room at the people she loves. Edward sees her looking at him and gives her that signature smile, the one he reserves only for her. She realizes that in this room she sees her life, her love and her future, and it makes her happier than she ever thought possible.
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