Disclaimer: Nope. Still pretty sure I live in Nowhere, North Carolina, not Scottsdale, Arizona with a ton of money. So, no, I'm not Stephanie Meyer and I don't own Twilight. Nor do I own any of the songs or their lyrics. Just FYI…

AN: Special thanks to BLilTxgirl for her awesome beta services and for convincing me this NEEDED to be reposted. Love ya, babe!

OMG. News, you guys! News! My dear friends BLilTxgirl and Fiberkitty are going to help me get published! *pause while this sinks in* Most of you that read my AN's know that I completed NaNoWriMo last year with a vampire story. Well, I've decided to work a few edits in it (it needs to have more grit) and then B is going to do some proofreading/editing and Fiberkitty, (who is already published) is going to help me get it uploaded to Amazon's website! Whoooooooot! I don't have a date set yet, but I'm hoping by the first of the year. I want to get edits done and get it to B for proofing before NaNo this year. I'd like to work on another story that came to me, OR the sequel to the story I wrote last year! Keep your fingers crossed, and if you pray, well, a few of those my way wouldn't hurt either. ;)

Now, on with the story!


Bella POV

I was nervous as I walked out to meet Edward after I changed clothes. This would be the first of thankfully only a week and a half worth of dances he would have to watch. But hopefully he enjoyed the show.

I smiled at the thought. Rose was devious. I couldn't believe she wanted me to get up there and dance to that song. But…I had seen Edward's face briefly as I danced and he looked like you could knock him over with a feather, so apparently he liked it.

Unfortunately so did a lot of the other men. At least they didn't paw me as much as I'd had before, or Edward would have come unglued. I was really proud of him. He must have some serious self-control to have withstood that, especially when the men were touching me.

But as a reward, I had come up with a rather nice little gift for him. Luckily I had grabbed my own iPod at my apartment earlier in the day, because the song I wanted was on it.

"Ready?" I asked as I walked to the bar.

Edward looked over and my eyes followed his as we saw Seth walking in and Edward said, "Yeah, let's go home."

I smiled. Home. To Edward's place. It sounded heavenly. He held out his arm for me. I took it, and together we walked out into the night, waving a goodnight to Emmett as we went.

He led me to his car, and that was the first time I had thought of my own. "Edward? Where's my car?" It was just a little crappy hatchback, but really, I didn't want it towed. I couldn't afford that, and I certainly didn't want Edward to have to pay to get it out of the impound lot.

"Oh, Emmett came over to the bar earlier and told me Rose drove it home for you last night since they came in together yesterday."

I smiled. Rose and I had copies of each other's keys for everything. You never knew when you would need a copy. Especially since both of us were prone to locking ourselves out or losing keys. Hey, it happened. "That was nice of her."

He grimaced. "Well, Emmett said her exact words were, and I quote, 'Glad to know she's getting some, but I'm not going to make this a habit'."

I laughed again. That sounded like the Rose I knew and loved. "Well, it was still nice of her."

He helped me into the car and then slid in on the driver's side. Once we were out on the road, he took my hand again. It was sweet. I hadn't been with a lot of sweet men.

Well, I take that back. Jake was my best friend in high-school. He was very sweet. But he and I weren't like that. We didn't do the whole romance thing. We didn't want to ruin our friendship. There were the exceptions of a few uncomfortable kisses, but for the most part, we had never been anything more than friends. Now he was off at medical school with his scholarships and I was stripping. But that was about to change. Soon I would be the one living my dream. And I couldn't wait for that.

"Hey, Bella?" Edward asked conversationally.

"Yes, dear?" I answered teasingly.

"What did Jasper mean when he told me that you planned last night?"

I gulped. That evil little weasel. I'll get him. No…I'll make Alice get him. That'll be good. "Well, it was kind of Rose and Emmett's fault," I started.

His eyebrow shot up. "Care to explain that?"

"Well, see, Rose came in talking about how she had finally gotten with Emmett and then she started teasing me about how I needed to make a move and how she wanted to help me, so…it just kind of went from there." I blushed. "But you were the one that made it possible."

He looked confused. "Huh?"

I smiled. "When you told me that you only had ten minutes left of your shift before you'd give me a screaming orgasm. That kind of sealed the deal. I was just going to ask you for a date."

He chuckled. "Well, I like how it ended up better."

I smiled as I tightened my grip on his hand. "Me too," I answered softly.

We sat in silence, enjoying the radio, which was currently playing Maroon 5's new song. They were one of my favorite bands, so I sang along under my breath, not sure if Edward needed to be exposed to singing Bella yet. Maybe that should wait until we moved in together. Wait, what? Slow it down, chicky. He's not said anything about that yet. Just hold up a few minutes here.

I glanced over at Edward, wondering if he knew what I was thinking and was surprised at the look on his face. He looked like he wanted to ask me something. "Yes?" I inquired quietly.

He blushed and it had to be the cutest thing I'd ever seen. "Nothing," he said quickly.

I let out a small chuckle. "Edward. What is it?"

He grinned sheepishly and said, "I was just wondering if you were going to do what you did last night on the way home."

My own face flamed, but I leaned into him and whispered, "Would you like that?" as seductively as I could manage.

He nodded his head eagerly, earning a wide smile from me. Last night had been the first time I had ever done that for a guy, so I was a bit surprised when he actually came. Apparently I was good at it. Who knew?

I licked his ear as my hand traveled down his chest. "Maybe if you use the magic word, Edward," I breathed.

"Please, Bella. God, if I don't get some part of you touching me, I'm going to spontaneously combust."

I laughed lightly as I ran my tongue down his neck. "Well, we wouldn't want that, now would we?" My lips traveled further, kissing his chest through his shirt as my hands worked his zipper down. I reached a hand inside and pulled him out and he let out the sexiest moan.

I ran my fingernails over his length, teasing him. "Bella…" he breathed. "Please…"

"Please what?" I asked. I wanted him to say it.

"Suck me, baby."

Again, I smiled. "With pleasure," I responded as I dipped my head. My tongue teased him, lapping up the pearl of fluid perched on his head. His hips bucked in response and I took him eagerly in my mouth, enjoying the taste of him.

As with last night, it didn't take him long to climax and I swallowed every drop of him before pulling away and licking my lips. Delicious.

He moaned again and I slid his zipper up. "Feeling better?" I teased.

"Much," he answered honestly. "Thank you."

I smirked. "You can thank me later."

He chuckled. "Don't worry, I will."

The promise sent a shiver down my spine and desire pooled in my center. Damn. And I had worn my capris home. Shit. Well, he'd just have to take them off as soon as we…NO BELLA! I screamed at myself. You have a plan. Don't divert from your plan. You're going to give him a private show. You're going to reward him for being so calm and understanding today, right? Right.

He slid into his parking garage and after he grabbed my bag from the backseat, we walked hand-in-hand to the elevator. Tonight I wasn't in as big of a hurry to get undressed, so I was able to look around and see the actual elevator and how rich it looked with its nice carpet and mirrored walls and brass everywhere.

This place was expensive. I knew, because Alice and Jasper had an apartment here on another floor, but I didn't really think about it. I knew it was a nicer place than where Rose and I lived, but I had been content to squirrel away my money. I had a good bit saved, so I would have thought of quitting soon anyway. But it was nice that Edward gave me the option of quitting sooner. I enjoyed the dancing, I liked how it kept my body in perfect shape, but I hated the title. And the customers. And James. Ugh, what a pig.

Edward led me to his door and we walked in like any normal couple coming home from work. It was nice. I could easily see myself doing this every night with Edward. Suddenly I was nervous again. Calm down Bella, I told myself. You just danced in front of a whole slew of men. Why would doing a dance for just Edward cause you to be nervous?

I shook my head and turned to Edward as I took my bag from him. "I need a few moments, okay? Have a seat and watch a little TV, okay?"

He nodded. "Sure, I'll just find us a movie or something, if you want."

I smiled. "That would be great. Let's just get comfortable, okay?"

He smiled and placed a tiny kiss on my lips. "I like that idea. Let me slide into some pajama pants and then I'll find us that movie, okay?"

"That sounds perfect," I said as I moved through the bedroom and to the bathroom beyond. I wanted to grab a quick shower before I did my performance.


Edward POV

I wonder what that's all about, I thought as I slid my jeans off and put on my plaid pajama pants. But the idea of being snuggled up on my leather couch with Bella sounded like a grand idea to me. I slid out of the bedroom and went to look through my DVDs. Hmm…I didn't really know Bella that well yet. I wonder what type of movie she would like? I had a rather large DVD collection, so I took my time browsing. I could go for something scary, but I didn't want her to have nightmares, even if I would enjoy her clawing at me trying to hide from the gore. I didn't really want to watch anything get blown up tonight either; I normally saved that for when Emmett came over so the action flicks were out. Maybe a chick flick?

I didn't have a whole lot of romantic girlie movies, but I did have one in particular. My favorite. I couldn't help it; I have a serious crush on Reese Witherspoon. I had almost every movie she had ever been in…with the exception of the second "Legally Blonde" movie. Not even Reese was good enough to sell me on that one. But I did have "Water for Elephants". I mean, come on…Reese in those sexy, skimpy, horse riding costumes? Yes and please. I popped it into the DVD player and decided we would probably need some popcorn. I doubted either of us would really want a lot to eat after that huge meal we'd eaten at Bella's friend's place.

I popped open a Coke and put the popcorn on to pop, humming lightly to the Maroon 5 song we'd heard on the way home. Once the popcorn was finished I put it in a big bowl, grabbed another can of Coke, and somehow managed to balance them all as I walked back out into the living area. But once there I almost dropped everything.

Bella was wearing a very small hot pink bra and matching panties. She was sitting seductively on the coffee table, lightly tapping her stiletto clad foot on the hardwood floor. "I was waiting," she told me.

I gulped and sat the bowl and two cans down quickly. "Sorry, I, uh, I made popcorn?" It came out sounding like a question.

She licked her lips. They looked so glossy and I was just itching to lick them myself. "Mmm…" She said as she reached into the bowl and pulled out a single piece of popcorn. "I love popcorn."

The way she said it made my somewhat soft erection stand out on display. I grinned. "Really now? Well, that's good to know."

She nodded and crossed her legs and I swear I almost came unglued. She sighed languidly and said, "You know, I don't think I feel like a movie."

I swallowed the pool of saliva that was building and asked, "So, uh, what, uh, what do you want to do?"

She smirked slightly and replied coyly, "I feel like dancing."

My eyebrow rose. "Dancing?"

She nodded sexily. "Uh-huh. See, sometimes when I get home from work I'm just so turned on and hot and bothered. I don't know if you know this or not, but there's this sexy bartender that works where I do and I just get so wet when I look at him mixing those drinks, watching the way his big, strong hands catch those bottles that sometimes I have to come home and pretend that I'm dancing for him."

Fuck. That's so hot. I cleared my throat. "So then what do you do?"

She pouted prettily. "Well, sometimes I have to touch myself…" She trailed off as she sucked on her finger before trailing it down her body and just brushing her lace covered core.

"R-really?" I tried to sound confident, but my damn voice cracked. Shit. The things she was doing to me…

She nodded again, maintaining that little pout. "Yes, but unfortunately, I didn't bring my vibrator with me."

I grinned at that. So…does this mean she does, in fact, have one? "So what will you do?"

She grabbed the remote that was sitting next to her, stood, and pushed me onto the couch. "Watch and find out," she told me breathily.

Dear God…

She flipped off the TV and turned on my iHome, which I noticed now housed her pink iPod Nano. She hit a button and the music started. And then she started to move. Shit. And I thought her being on stage was hot. Being here in my living room was even better. The words started and she commanded, "Listen to them." So I did, or rather, I tried to.

Something about the way you moved
That caught my eye
I really did have to try it, yes
I can't deny it
The way your body swayed
As I watched you from behind
Got me so excited
How could I fight it
Baby let me be the one to hold you
To give you the things I know you need
You know that we could wait another life time
And we can never find a love just like this

If you lay down, lay down beside me
You can get all inside me
And I can get all inside you too
If you lay down, lay down beside me
You might wake up beside me, forever
Forever and ever
Forever and ever, baby

It was hard to concentrate on the words as she continued to move, but I somehow managed.

Let's take this chance to get to know each other better
Maybe we will discover that we can be more than lovers
I'll give you what you need
Just come to me and get it
Baby you won't regret it

No, no, no baby
Baby move a little closer, yeah
I wanna feel your body next to mine
And before this night is over
You will know what it means
To make love until you scream

I swallowed hard as she moved over to me and began to give me a lap dance. Holy shit. Having her ass in my face…it just made me want to bite it. So I did.

"Edward!" she squeaked and smacked my hands away from her. "Don't make me get the bouncer over here. Remember, enjoy but don't touch!"

"Yes ma'am," I apologized, chastised.

Tonight, (tonight) we'll find
Find just what we've been looking for
Good, good lovin' and a whole lot more
So hold on, hold on real tight
Hold me and don't you let go
Not 'till I tell you to let go…

She turned and moved over me again, facing me. And then…sweet Jesus…she straddled my thighs, her core brushing my hardness as she gyrated on top of me. I was going slowly insane and I watched, fascinated as her hands fisted in her hair as she leaned back, her center forcefully rubbing my painfully hard erection.

The song ended and before she could get up to move, my hands wrapped around her small waist and I flipped her so she was under me, lying on the couch and I quickly attached my lips to the top of her breast.

She let out a moan. "Oh, Edward…"

I chuckled. "You are absolutely the most dangerous creature I've ever met."

Her hands wound in my hair and she pulled my head closer to her as I bit her nipple through the lace. "Take me to bed, Edward," she demanded. "Make love to me again."

I was standing in a flash, with her wrapped around me, and my mouth dove to hers as my feet carried us to the bedroom. She tightened her grip around my neck as her heels dug into my ass and I loved every moment of it. I stumbled into the bedroom and laid us down on the bed, already stroking myself against her heated core. I could feel the moisture of her through my pants and I moaned as her heels dug into me further.

I tore my lips away from hers to trail down her stomach but she stopped me and pulled me back to her. "Now, Edward. I need you in me now!"

I was only too happy to oblige her and quickly stripped out of my shirt and pants as she slowly, sensuously sat up and slid her bra from her body. I took a ragged breath as she lifted her hips, lowering her tiny panties before moving down her perfect legs. When her underwear reached her heels, she moved to take the shoes off. "Leave them on," I ordered roughly.

She chuckled darkly and repeated my words from the night before, "Your wish…my command baby."

Shit that's hot. I let out a primal growl as I fell back to her, sheathing myself in her and we both cried out each other's names as we molded together.

I started to move and she panted, "Fuck, Edward. More. Harder! Faster!" I quickly complied and it took no time at all for her to climax. Her eyes rolled back in her head and her hips bucked wildly. I couldn't help but to trail my thumb down to her sweet spot as I bit her nipple again. She screamed and climaxed right on top of the last one, pulling me with her over the edge.


Bella POV

We lay there, trying to catch our breath momentarily before Edward let out a satisfied sigh and turned so I was now lying against his side. Then he chuckled. "I was right."

I yawned and questioned, "What?"

"You are going to be the death of me."

I laughed. "Well, the same goes, baby."

We lay in silence for a few more moments when Edward wondered, "What song was that? I've never heard it."

I ducked my head in embarrassment. I was a closet Backstreet Boys fan. I had all of their CDs, including some of their foreign releases and every one of their singles that came out, which that song was on. It had been on side two of their cassette single, "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" Okay, so, I know I'm a nerd, but whatever. "It's the Backstreet Boys," I muttered into his chest.

He was quiet for a moment before he said, "I didn't know they had that in them."

I laughed. "Well, it is one of my favorites."

"I noticed," he managed to say.

I snuggled in closer and whispered, "I love you, Edward."

He brushed my hair with a kiss and pulled me tighter to him. "I love you, too, Bella."

I sighed and breathed in his scent. He smelled so good. Not just his cologne, though I was certain I would automatically get wet every time I smelled it from here on out, but no, he smelled good. His skin. The sheets smelled like him. I wasn't sure what exactly it was, perhaps it was just the smell of man, of this man, but either way, I loved it. I felt so safe and secure in his arms, something I hadn't felt since my parents died.

It was hard to go from having a loving family to being all alone in the world. I had always been shy and somewhat timid, but being out on my own had hardened me and broke me out of my shell. I learned that if I wanted something, I was going to have to speak up to get it. Thus the new, improved Bella Swan emerged; tough and tenacious, a bit of a smart ass, and occasionally bitchy, but there you go. That was the new me. And apparently, Edward liked that. No. He loved that. And I loved him.


AN2: Okay, so, originally, the movie was "Sweet Home Alabama" BUT since Robert Pattinson and Reese Whitherspoon were in "Water for Elephants" together, I just couldn't help myself, and had to change it. LOL. Sorry. It really was a good movie. Side note: When I was watching it, hubs came in and asked me what I was watching. I told him I heard it was really good and Reese was in it. He immediately plopped his happy ass down to watch with me. BUT when he saw Rob on screen, he said, "OH. I SEE why you were watching it." *snort* He should know me well enough by now to realize that if there's Twilight man hotness, I'll be watching that movie even if it does turn out to be shit, which luckily, this one wasn't!