Disclaimer: Stephenie Meyer owns all characters.

A/N- Sorry for the delay in posting this chapter. Real life got in the way for us and major bout of writers block on this story... but here is the long awaited chapter.

Hope you like it.

Chapter 18


I woke up before my alarm went off. I hated that I had to leave the warmth that was Edward.

Last night was perfect, we fucked hard right after I got here, we missed each other so much.

The week was hard on the both of us, we didn't have any time to see each other. But I think we more than made up for it.

Dinner was perfect. He made a wonderful meal and dessert was awesome, shared with him.

Then after dinner we made love slowly. It wasn't hurried.

His birthday was coming soon and I'm sure he'd be so surprised at the party that his mom and me are planning for him.

I just needed to find something that I could give him for his birthday.

I finished getting ready for work and as I walked back to his bedroom, he was laying on his side with his arms around my pillow.

He looked very handsome with his hair all over the place.

I leaned over and kissed him lightly.

I left the room, even though it was hard.

I wanted to crawl back into bed and just lay in his arms, but I couldn't do that since I had to work.

As I was pulling on my shoes, I felt two strong arms wrap around me.

"Morning love."

"Morning," I said leaning back into his arms.

"I couldn't let you leave without giving you a proper morning kiss," he said turning me in his arms.

I wrapped my arms around his neck as his lips captured mine.

Our tongues slid against each other and our moans filled the air.

"I wish you didn't have to go to work," he said after pulling away.

"I know. Me too, but it's only for part of the day. So if you want you can come over to my place tonight," I said looking up at him.

"You want me to spend the night with you?"

"Yes. If you want to."

"Of course I want to, beautiful. I want to be with you always."

I leaned in and kissed him again.

I loved kissing him and I so wanted to crawl back into bed with him.

"Go back to sleep, I'll leave my spare key by your keys. Okay?" I said pulling away and grabbing my bag.

"Okay love, I'll text you later."

"You better. Talk to you later."

I walked out the door and went to my car.

I'd prefer to stay with him, but there was the big event at the hotel today and it needed my attention.

Plus I had a meeting with Esme and hopefully she would be able to help me find a present for Edward.

We had to finalize some of the plans for Edward's party.

Once at my office, Mike came in grouching about being away from Eric.

"Bella, why can't we just go back to working together?" he asked.

"Mike, you're the only one who is pestering me about this. Eric seems to enjoy his new position. So just do your job and you'll have no problems."

"What if your new boy-toy worked here and you had to be away from him?" he said with disdain in his voice.

He was royally pissing me off this morning. I would so love to be back in the bed with my Edward, but I had to come in here to work. I'm not in the mood for this bullshit.

"Mike, if Edward worked here, we would keep it professional. In our business there is no time for personal relationships. You and Eric bring your problems from home into work and that doesn't make it a good environment for your co-workers. Do I have to remind you of the Cullen party that you kept me from? What if there was an emergency and they couldn't find me because I was dealing with your problems? This is a multi-million dollar hotel and one fucked up function would cost this hotel millions. Do you want that on your head?"

He shook his head no.

"Now go and do your job. Keep your personal life at home. Let me tell you something, your relationship with Eric will flourish by not working together. Trust me, I've learned that lesson," I said with a smile.

"You think so?" he asked.

"Yes, trust me. Not being with each other will make your time together more satisfying."

"You mean the sex will be better," he said excitedly.

"You could say that, but I really didn't need that visual."

"Thanks Bella, you are the best boss ever."

"Your welcome, just make sure to do your job like you used to and we'll have no problems."

He left the office as Angela came in.

"Hey B, I thought you could use this," she said thrusting a large cup of Starbucks coffee at me.

"Thanks Ang, how'd you know?"

"I saw him waiting for you, so I figured you'd need the coffee."

"You were so right."

"I know you, boss."

"That you do. Please show Mrs. Cullen in when she arrives," I said as I sat down and started to go through messages.

"Will do."

I was looking through my messages when I came across one from Benjamin and it was marked please call.

I crumbled that one up and tossed it in the garbage.

There's no way I'm calling him back, it wasn't marked business so that left personal and I had no desire to talk to him.

I checked in with a few other clients before Esme came in the door.

"Hello dear," she said in her cheery voice.

"Hi, how are you?"

"Wonderful dear, I brought some lunch with me. I knew how sometimes you forget to eat. I'm always dropping lunch off to my boys. They sometimes get so busy on a project they don't eat."

"Yeah, I'm guilty of that a lot. So thank you for lunch."

"No problem, dear. How was your day so far?"

"Pretty good, and I was looking forward to meeting to you today."

"Me too. Edward will be so surprised at his party."

"I hope so. I still need to find him a gift," I quietly.

"I can help you with that," she said with a little laugh.

"Great, I was counting on that."

We went over the final plans for the party and then we just talked about what I could get him for his birthday.

She gave me some really good ideas.

I was never comfortable with Benjamin's parents. But with Edward's parents it was like they were old friends.

They didn't treat me as separate from their family, they treated me as family.

Edward and I have only been together a short while and I felt more loved and welcomed than I ever have before.

I couldn't wait to get him the gifts she suggested.

It would be a surprise to him and I liked the idea of that.

I finished my work and sent him a quick text, letting him know that I'd be home soon.

I packed my stuff in my bag as my phone chirped.

I picked it up and read his message.

"I'm looking forward to seeing you. Missed you. Don't worry about dinner, I'll pick up some Subway on my way over. Love you, baby. xoxo E."

I smiled at his text, he was such a wonderful man.

I stopped to talk to Angela and let her know that I was leaving and that everything should be fine for the party tonight, and that if there were any problems to call my cell.

I knew that Angela could handle it without me being there.

I went to my car as my phone started to ring.

I looked down at the caller ID, and hit ignore.

It was Benjamin.

What the hell was he calling me for now? I had no desire to talk to him.

I drove to the mall and went quickly to the store that Esme suggested.

I found the items that I needed and went to pay for them.

I hoped that Edward would like them.

I couldn't wait to get home to him, that sounds nice. But it's too early in our relationship to be thinking about moving in with him. Even though we are both so comfortable with each other, that I don't think there'd be many adjustments needed.

I shook my head to clear those thoughts away.

It's too soon, and I should just enjoy our relationship the way it is right now.

There's no hurry to rush things.

I drove home quickly and parked next to Edward's car.

It felt nice seeing him parked there, and knowing that he was inside waiting for me.

I gathered my things and walked up to my house.

Opening the door, I heard some music playing and saw the table set complete with a bouquet of flowers sitting by my seat.

I sat my bag down and put Edward's gifts in the closet, couldn't let him see them until his party.

As we were going over the plans for the party, I hoped that he would really like it.

Esme thought it would be fun to rent a picture booth for everyone to get their pictures done.

It was fitting since it was what brought us together.

"Hey baby, I'm home," I called as I walked towards the dining room.

"Hey love, I'll be right out," he replied from the kitchen.

It felt so natural having him here, like he belonged. It never felt that way with Benjamin.

As I took a seat, I picked up the bouquet of flowers and smelled them. They smelled heavenly.

I looked up to see him carrying a bottle of wine and two glasses.

"Thank you for the flowers, they are beautiful."

"Love, they don't compare to you," he said as leaned in and kissed my cheek.

I couldn't help the blush that crept up my cheeks.

"You can do better than that," I said pulling him down to my lips.

Our lips moved gently against each others, softly nipping and sucking as his tongue slipped in my mouth and my fingers gripped the back of his hair.

Both of us moaned into the kiss.

Slowly pulling away, I held him to me, "I missed you today."

"I missed you too. How was your day?" he asked as he poured us some wine.

"It was good. I had to speak with Mike again," I said letting out a breath and picking up my glass.

"What was his problem this time?"

"More of the same, whining about him and Eric not working together. He even brought up you."

"What about me?" he asked as he sat our subs on our plates.

"That if you worked there, that we would work together. He just kept going on and on, finally I just blew up at him and told him that if you worked there we would keep our personal relationship at home and our working relationship professional. I told him about the hotel is a multi-million dollar business and one fucked up event would be devastating to the hotel. I asked him if he wanted that on his head."

"What did he say?"

"He said no, of course. I told him to go and do his job and keep his personal life at home. I told him his relationship with Eric would flourish by not working together," I said with a laugh.

It felt nice to talk about my day without having to worry about stepping on anyone's toes.

"What did he say to that?" he asked with a smirk.

"Oh he just looked at me and then said something about the sex being better. I couldn't believe he would say that to me. After that he left my office, so I could finish my work and come home to you."

"Sounds like you had an interesting day."

"You could say that. How was your day?" I asked him.

"It was good, I just finished some emails, and cleaned up some. But other than that, not much."

I nodded my head as we ate and continued to talk about anything.

It felt nice and relaxed.

I wondered if this is what it would be like if we lived together.

We finished eating and he cleared the table as I took our glasses and went to sit on the couch.

A few minutes later he joined me as we drank our wine and chatted comfortably.

I sat there running my fingers up and down his leg, and I knew I was turning him on as he moved closer to me.

I felt his lips brush over my cheek, down my jaw to my neck, where he gently sucked the skin there.

I couldn't stop the moan that came from me.

I moved to straddle his lap as my hands fisted in his hair and he continued to suck down my collar bone and slowly down my neck.

"Bella," he moaned as I rocked over his bulge in his pants.

I quickly unbuttoned his shirt and pulled it open as I moved my hand down his chest.

I moved my fingertips over his nipples and he hissed at the contact.

I pushed his shirt off his shoulders and I pulled my shirt open, sending the buttons flying everywhere.

Edward lifted his hands up to my breasts and cupped them.

He slowly pulled my bra off and ran his fingers over my pert nipples.

"Edward," I said as he continued to roll my nipples between his fingers.

I moved my hands down to his pants and unbuttoned them.

I pushed them off his hips as he lifted up for me.

He was already hard for me.

I ran my hand over his erection, then I gripped him in my hand as his lips closed over my nipple.

His tongue lapping at it and his lips tugged on it softly.

"Mmm... Edward," I moaned as I continued pumping my hand up and down him.

He pulled his lips away from my nipple, "Bella, I want to be inside you, before I come."

I let go of him and stood up.

I unbuttoned my pants and slipped them off, along with my underwear.

I straddled his lap again, and lifted up as he guided his dick into my pussy.

I slid down him and we both moaned at the feel of him being deep inside me.

"Fuck, you feel so good," he said as he wrapped his arms loosely around my waist.

I grabbed onto the back of the couch and bounced up and down on him.

"Edward," I moaned as he pushed upwards into me.

"Bella, you feel so good riding me."

I could feel that we were getting close as I moved over him faster.

He moved his fingers down to where we were joined together and he rubbed his fingers over my clit, causing me to moan quite loudly.

"Fuck, baby so wet for me. Yes," he hissed as I swiveled my hips again and again.

I could feel my orgasm building as he moved his fingers over my clit and flicked it.

"Fuck Edward, yes, yes," I screamed as I clenched around him.

I felt Edward still inside and then he panted my name as he spilled inside me.

"Bella, love so good. Fuck," he said as he trembled beneath me.

I wrapped myself around him as he softly sucked on my neck.

"I love you so much," I whispered.

"Mmm.. I love you too, forever," he murmured against my skin.

I got off of his lap and pushed him back on the couch, and I laid down next to him.

He reached for the blanket that was on the back of the couch and he put it over us.

He wrapped his arms around me and I laid my head on his chest.

We fell asleep there, wrapped in each others arms.

We spent the weekend together and it felt right just being together.

We made love whenever we wanted, we made dinner together and talked a lot.

But as Sunday night rolled around, Edward left to go back to his house.

We promised each other that we'd see each other before the Kid Rock concert on Saturday, but we both kinda of knew that this week was going to be really busy.

We talked every night, and sent texts throughout the day.

But we could never find the time to get together.

We were both tired of that.

Esme even told me how she'd take him dinner at the office and he'd be in a grumpy mood because he couldn't see me.

I can say that I was wound a little tight too.

Many disagreements with staff and unnecessary trips to the store for batteries.

I was so glad when Friday got here, we were so ready to see each other.

As I was shutting down my computer, Angela came in my office with a huge bouquet of red roses and a card.

She sat them down on my desk as my phone rang.

"Isabella Swan," I answered.

"Bella, it's me."

"Hi baby, I'm just getting ready to leave when Ang brought in some flowers."

"I'm glad they got there. Did you read the card?"

"Not yet why?"

"I have to back out tonight, love. One of our clients is threatening to pull us off of a job, so I have to fly there. I'm sorry. I know we were looking forward to tonight."

"Edward, I understand. Will you be able to make it to the concert?"

"Yeah, baby. I'll be there. I'm looking forward to it. Unfortunately I got to go now, they are calling my flight. I love you, Bella."

"I love you too. Call me later."

"I will baby."

He hung up the phone and I tucked the card into my purse.

I guess I'll just stop and pick up dinner for myself.

I was disappointed that Edward was not going to be spending the night with me, but I know his job is just as important as mine is, and we'd get to spend the remainder of the weekend together.