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We hope that you will enjoy this update of Picture Booth.

Sher and Stacie.

Chapter 21


I was so happy to be on the way to the hotel to see the concert with Bella, I couldn't wait to get her home and make love to her.

Even though I was only gone for one night, I missed her.

I'm glad she agreed to move in with me, so that now we can wake up together and go to sleep together.

I walked into the Tropicana, and went to the Grand Ballroom.

It was packed with people and I went to the backstage door and told the security guard my name and he let me through.

I found Angela and she pointed me in the direction of where Bella was and what I saw pissed me off.

Who the fuck was this guy with his hands on Bella.

I stood there in disbelief that Benjamin had come to Bella's work and started shit with her. As I watched him put his hands on her, I was ready to explode. Nobody had the right to do that. Ever.

As I heard him say, "With who?"

I stood behind this dumb ass while saying, "With me."

"Well then, what I have to say to you would involve him too, as well as another other partners you may have had since we broke up," I heard him say to her.

I felt my anger start to boil. What the hell had this guy given to my Bella? I was about to say something when Bella did.

"What the hell do you mean that it involves Edward and whoever else I slept with after you? What are you trying to say Benjamin, that you have gave me something?"

I went right to Bella wrapping my arm around her. I could tell by the look on her face that she needed me there to keep calm her.

"Benjamin, is it? I think that we really need to have this conversion somewhere a little more private. Coming here was not the right thing to do."

"Well you know, if the bitch would have called me back after I have left several messages for her to call me I would not have had to come to her work, now would I?"

This guy really wanted to be taken down. First he laid his fingers on her and then he called her a bitch.

"Please let's refrain from name calling and take this conversion elsewhere and Benjamin I really think you need to be careful what you do and call Bella. This will be the first and last warning you will have."

"Who are you to warn me?"

"I am the man who loves this woman more than anything in the world and I will kick your fucking ass, if you touch her or call her a bitch again. Got it?"

I could feel my anger seething inside me, no one had the right to speak to Bella that way.

I saw him swallow hard as he stood there waiting for us to lead the way. I held Bella's hand in mine as she looked at me, I could clearly see she wasn't sure what to do.

"Bella, you do know that whatever he has to tell you I will stand behind you, and we will do it together."

She nodded and started to walk toward the elevator. I don't think I know what to say really. I'm just scared that whatever this fucktard has to tell Bella, and that she will push me away.

"Benjamin, we can go to my office," she said.

"All of my staff is down at the concert. It will private there."

"That's fine. I just didn't want the whole world to know my business."

He walked behind us as Bella and I headed for the elevator, so much for the joyous reunion tonight.

The elevator opened and we all got in. Bella was standing with her back against the wall. So many emotions were flitting across her face, but the main one was fear.

I squeezed her hand to let her know that I was right here with her.

She didn't say anything, but she slightly smiled at the gesture.

"Bella, I'm going to be here with you. No matter what, please don't push me away."

"I will do my best not to. But I don't want anything to hurt you. We haven't used protection, so whatever it is could be bad for you also," she said looking up at me.

"It could, but whatever it is, we can face it together."

I knew that I'd stand by her no matter what, and I hoped that we came out of this okay.

As the elevator opened, she led the way to her office.

Opening the door she walked in and took a seat at the far end of the couch and I sat down next to her.

"Well, I don't have all night Benjamin," she said to him.

"Bella, while we were together I messed around with various women. I'm sorry that you never knew that, but sometimes you weren't enough for me. Always working and striving, never home to go out. So yeah, I went out and found someone who met my needs," he said as he paused.

Bella didn't say a word, just stared at him.

"Go on," she told him.

"Well, a few weeks ago one of the women that I was seeing came to my office and she told me that I needed to get tested for STD's and she told me to tell any other partners I may have had. I wanted to call and let you know, but you never took my calls."

"Why would I? I had nothing to say to you."

"I was trying to be a decent human being and tell you, even though I'd have to admit my affairs to you. But I'd rather have a clear conscience and tell you rather than not tell you and you end up sick or something."

"I guess I should thank you, but I won't since you're an asshole," she said as she looked up at me.

I could see she was on the verge of tears.

"Bella, I.. I'm really sorry."

"Save it for someone who really cares. Do you have whatever disease she may have given you?"

"No, but I may have passed it on to others," he said nonchalantly.

"You can leave now and never come back."

"Bella, will you let me know when you find out? I will even pay for both of you to get tested. I'm really not being an asshole, I generally care to know. This is all my fault. I want to be a help in this matter."

"That is very generous of you, Benjamin. We will be in touch," I said as I walked him to the door.

"Edward, I really am sorry."

"I'm sure you are," I said as I closed the door and turned around to see Bella sitting on her couch with her legs up to her chest and her arms wrapped around them.

"Baby, talk to me," I said as I knelt on the floor in front of her.

"Edward, I feel so dirty and violated. What if he gave me something and I gave it to you?"

"We'll deal with it. Remember our conversation before we had sex, about being clean?" I asked lifting her chin up so that I could see her eyes.

She nodded.

"I think there is a very good chance that everything is fine with us, but we will go and get tested and I'm sure it will all be fine. I'm sorry that you have to go through this, and I'm staying by your side through all of this. We are a team, baby."

She looked up at me with her big brown eyes and reached out for my hand.

"Thank you. This could've been your ticket to walk away, and I wouldn't blame you if you did."

"I couldn't even if I tried, Bella. I love you and I meant what I said we'll get through this together," I said as I cupped her cheek and leaned in to kiss those sweet lips of her.

She was hesitant at first, but then I felt her lips moving against mine.

"I love you too," she whispered against my lips.

"Do you want to go watch the rest of the concert or go home?" I asked as I held her close to me.

"I would like to go home. My work here is done, and I can text Angela and she'll be fine to handle anything that might come up. I'm sorry your homecoming isn't as joyous as it could be. I had this spectacular reunion planned for us and now its ruined."

"Nothing is ruined, baby. We can still be intimate with each other, we'll just have to use protection until we find out that we are both clean, as I know we are."

"I guess, I just know how much you dislike them," she said with a small frown.

"I do, but I'd rather wear them than not have sex with you. I couldn't live without it, not even for a little while. We can stop on the way home and we can pick up dinner too."

"Dinner sounds good. Can we get Kentucky Fried Chicken? That sounds so good right now."

"Sure baby," I said as I took her in my arms and helped her up from the couch.

As she gathered her stuff, she sent a quick text to Angela and then I led her to the elevator.

We walked to her car and she gave me her keys as she slid into the passenger seat.

I drove to the nearest Walgreens and ran inside.

I quickly went down the aisles and found what I was looking for, I grabbed them off the shelf and proceeded to buy a few other items so it wouldn't look too obvious that I only came in here for condoms.

I paid for my purchases and walked back out to the car.

"What did you buy?" she asked looking at my bags.

"Just a few things," I said with a grin.

"You just had to buy something other than condoms, right? No worries, I do the same thing when I have to buy tampons. I just can't go and get them and only them."

We both laughed as I pulled out of the parking lot and headed towards KFC.

Once there, Bella went in and ordered for us.

I watched as she walked inside.

She looked so beautiful and confident as she stood in line.

Yes, I kept my eyes on her every second.

She was gorgeous to watch as she interacted with the employees and when she came out held the door for an elderly couple who were going in.

They both smiled at her as they walked in and she smiled back at them.

She truly was a beautiful woman.

"I love seeing you smile, baby," I told her as she got in the car.

She nodded and I drove back to our house.

I couldn't wait for her to move in officially, even though this is already her house.

I pulled into the driveway and hopped out of the car, I helped her out of the car and then carried our food in as I held her hand in mine.

Once inside I sat the food on the counter, and went to grab plates and something to drink.

"I'm going to slip into something more comfortable," she said as I was in the kitchen.

"Okay, baby," I called back to her.

I hoped that she wasn't pulling away from me, nothing is going to keep me from her. We'll get through this together.

She came into the dining room where I had our food set up, wearing a pair of sweats and one of my shirts.

"I love seeing you in my shirts," I said as she sat down.

"I love wearing them," she said with a smile.

We started eating as I held her hand in mine.

"I'm glad to be home, even though I was just gone one night. It seemed really long."

"It did," she said with a laugh.

It was nice to hear her laugh, the last hour or so she's been kind of quiet, which is understandable given the news she was given.

I know everything will be fine.

"How was it meeting Kid Rock?" I asked.

"It was really cool. He's nothing like what I thought he'd been. He's really laid back and soft spoken. I wasn't sure what to call him, and he put me at ease and told me to call him Rob."

"That's cool. Did you get your picture with him?" I asked.

"Of course," she said with a brilliant smile. "He was very nice. I wish all stars that come to the hotel were that way. Most of them are very diva like."

"I'm glad that the concert went well, and I'm sorry Benjamin ruined your evening."

"He didn't, he was a just a bump in the road. I'm sorry that now we have to get tested. What if I gave you something?"

"When we got together, you were clean right?" I asked.


"Then we really have nothing to worry about, we are just getting tested as a precaution."

"You really feel that way?" she asked looking into my eyes.

"Yes baby, I do. I know that we are fine. Please don't pull away from me."

"I couldn't even if I wanted too."

We finished eating and talking about my upcoming birthday.

I really didn't want to do any big party for it, but I know that my mom was planning it with someone. I just didn't know who yet.

"Bella, has my mom talked to you about next weekend?" I asked hoping that she'd let something slip out.

"Um... just that its your birthday and what time she expects us at her house."

"I was really hoping that I could just spend this birthday with the woman I love, alone at some hotel, making sweet love to her all night," I said looking over at her.

"Sorry, no can do that weekend. Your mom really wants us to be there."

"You know what she is planning, don't you?"

"Perhaps," she said with a smile.

"Are you planning the party with her?" I asked as I caged her in with my arms.

Silence was all I heard as she bit her bottom lip.

"Are you, baby? I won't tell her, and I'll act surprised. I just want to know what the plan is."

"Yes, I helped her plan it. I can't tell you anymore, but I know you'll love it," she said as she pressed her lips to mine.

"Thank you for telling me. I will keep the secret," I said as I kissed her lips. "Would you like anything for dessert or some tea?"

"Nothing for dessert, maybe some tea."

I went to the kitchen to make us some tea and when I came back Bella was sitting on the couch with her legs tucked up under her.

She looked so beautiful and peaceful as she had her head back against the couch.

"I can feel you watching me, Edward."

"I am, I love watching you. You're so beautiful."

"Edward, you're crazy," she said with a laugh.

It was nice to hear her laugh and smile after this evening.

"Crazy for you, baby," I said as I sat next to her handing her the cup of tea.

"So cheesy tonight?"

"Only with you I'm this way," I said as I kissed her cheek.

"I'm glad," she said as she leaned against me.

We cuddled together drinking our tea and then I looked over at her and pulled her into my arms.

"I missed you last night," I murmured as I kissed along jaw to her lips.

"Mmm... me too. I don't like sleeping alone."

"Let's go up to our room," I said as I stood up and reach for her hand.

She put her hand in mine as she stood up.

As we walked towards the stairs, I reached out and grabbed the box of condoms.

"You bought the big box?" she asked with a smirk.

"Of course," I said as I lifted her up in my arms and carried her to the bedroom.

She threw her arms around my neck and laid her head against my shoulder.

"I want you to make love to me, Edward," she murmured.

"Mmm.. I plan to, love. You will be totally satisfied and ready for sleep."

"You always satisfy me."

"As do you," I said as I let her down by the bed and pulled her into my arms and kissed her lips softly.

I moved my tongue over her bottom lip as she opened her mouth to me.

I plunged my tongue inside and devoured her mouth.

She moaned and whimpered against me as she gripped the back of my hair.

I laid her back on the bed as I climbed over her, we continued kissing as our hands moved to the bottom of each others shirts, pulling at them hungrily.

She pulled her lips from mine as she whipped her shirt off.

"I... I need you, baby," she whimpered as she shimmied out of her pants.

I stood up and kicked off my pants and pulled my shirt off.

I grabbed the box of condoms and pulled one out as I looked down at my naked, sex girlfriend laying on our bed.

"Fuck, you look sexy as hell," I murmured as I struggled with the foil wrapper.

She sat up and took it from my hands and she ripped it off and pulled it out.

She rolled the condom onto my hard, erect cock.

"Mmm... now we are ready," I said.

"Mmm... so ready for you. Can you see how wet I am for you?" she asked as she spread her legs wide for me.

"Shit, you're fucking soaked, love."

"Yes, all for you," she said as she ran her fingers through her folds as she raised her hand up to me. "Do you want a taste?"

"Yes," I said as I took her fingers and pulled them to my mouth.

I lapped up her arousal as I moaned.

"You taste fucking amazing," I said as I hovered over her and guided my cock into her wetness.

"Fuck," she hissed out as I filled her completely.

I growled low in my chest as I was fully sheathed in her warmth.

"You feel like fucking heaven. I love how tight you are."

"Mmm... yes.. so good, fuck," she said as I thrusted deeply.

She wrapped her legs around my back as I thrusted inside her.

I alternated between thrusting deep and then shallow. Each time I thrusted harder she'd cry out in pleasure.

"Oh god, Edward, fuck me... " she cried out as I moved my hands up to the headboard.

I slammed into her as I watched her breasts bounce with the force of my thrust.

"Yes," she hissed as she raised her hips up as I slammed in again and again.

Using the headboard as leverage, I slammed into her again as she moaned and whimpered against me.

"Fuck yes, oh god, Edward so deep. More," she panted as I felt the sweat beading down my chest.

I continued thrusting inside her as I felt my balls pulling closer to my body and I felt her walls fluttering around me.

"Are you close, baby?" I panted.

"Y...yes, so close," she murmured as she moved her hand between us and she rubbed over her clit several times before she clamped down on me and cried out as she curled her toes into my back.

"Ooohh... yes... fuck... Edward. Oh fuck... me," she screamed as her body shuddered around me as I stilled above her and came hard.

"Holy fucking shit," I panted as I slammed into her again and again through my orgasm.

I collapsed on top of her as I kissed her lips and held her to me.

"I love you," I said softly as I slipped out of her and discreetly took the condom off.

"I love you too," she murmured.

I rolled us to our sides and she snuggled into me.

"We'll get through this together, baby."

"I know, thank you for not running from this."

"Why would I, love? I know we are both perfectly fine."

She nodded as she started to drifted off to sleep.

"Mmm.. love you, Edward," she breathed out.

I held her closed and kissed her forehead as I let sleep over take me.