As morning approached, I couldn't keep my thoughts from swirling in my head.

Bella was here…with me…in my bed. I had wanted this for so long. And now that I had it, I didn't want to give it up. The clock on the nightstand read 9:37, and I knew I should probably wake Bella up, but I didn't have the heart to disturb her. She looked so beautiful, so peaceful as she slept. Plus, I enjoyed having her curled up in my arms too much to do anything to make her move.

"Stop staring at me you creeper," she murmured quietly, her eyes still shut.

Chuckling, I kissed along her cheek until I reached her lips.

"I can't help it," I replied. "You're too beautiful not too look at."

Bella's eyes opened and focused on me as I spoke and a soft blush crept up her cheeks.

"I want to wake up like this every day Bella…move in with me?"

The words were out of my mouth before I even realized what I was saying, but I knew the moment I said them, I meant them.

"I…I know my house isn't perfect, that I still have work to do…but I want you here with me, by my side…if you want to be…"

I trailed off, stumbling over my insecurities as they tumbled out in a garbled mess of words. Nervously, I looked at Bella, a small smile on her face.

"Oh Edward," she whispered. "Always so nervous. You know I love you…and yes, I know you're house isn't perfect, but we are working on that together. Of course I'd love to move in with you…we can start packing up my place this weekend."

My excitement coursed through me as I pulled Bella closer to me for a kiss. I couldn't believe it. I had a girlfriend….a girlfriend who loved me….a girlfriend who was going to move in with me.

Just as our kiss began to heat up, Bella's phone rang inside her purse.

I couldn't help but ogle her ass as she scampered out of bed to answer it.

It wasn't until Bella crawled back into bed with me that I realized she was off the phone.

"Who was that? Another client?" I asked.

"No," Bella answered, her voice much more serious than before.

"It was my doctor. She was returning my message about scheduling an appointment for a pregnancy test. I…I go a week from Thursday."

I could hear Bella's nerves creeping up as she spoke.

"Hey," I said to her as I lifted her face so our eyes met. "I meant what I said Bella. I love you, and if you're pregnant…or not…I'm here for you and I'm not going anywhere."

And just like that, reality set back in…yes Bella and I were back on the same page, but still the fact remained that my house still needed work and now that Bella was moving in, coupled with the possibility that she might be pregnant, I knew I needed to move quick to get my house in order.


Yes…I know it's been forever and a day….I super suck worse than a dyson vacuum for taking so long. Apparently RL had it in for me during the last part of 2012 and with everything that happened – including crashing and totaling my car, finding a new car (I got a 2013 Corolla), the holidays, and then still hunting for a teaching job (I actually ended up with 2 substitute positions just this past week so yay for me)…yeah I had little to no time for writing and even if I did, my writer's mojo had retreated so far into hiding I was beginning to think it had gone into Writer's Mojo Witness Protection and was never going to be seen again. Alas, it has made a reappearance and hopefully you all are still here with me for the remainder of this story, which I am working on and am hoping to give you around 2 or 3 updates a week until this fic is finished since I do have some new plot bunnies jumping around in my brain screaming at me to write them.

Again, thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding with the delay in the updates for this fic. Next update WILL be later this week.

- Steph