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I looked out over the studio audience with a nervous smile while Marc clapped me on the back like a proud father. In many ways Marcus had taken on the fatherly role in my life, guiding me through the rocky waters of being published as well as sudden fame just as my book took off. He was the best friend I had never asked for or ever expected to come out of the mess that had been my lonely existence.
"So, the last time we saw you Edward it was more than a year ago. You were on the hunt for your dream girl and I wouldn't be much of a host if I didn't ask if you ever found her," Jimmy asked me as I felt my face flush red with embarrassment as I thought about my first failed appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show.
"Yes," I managed to with a smile as Jimmy took over by talking about my Bella and the wedding/honeymoon we had just returned from.
"Bella is an amazing woman and I was honored to be Edward's best man," Marcus interjected before talking about his own wife who now was on display for the nation as Jimmy showed a wedding picture of the four us together taken on the white sand beach that Bella and I were married. The crowd ooohed and awed properly in response to each picture of Bella looking stunning in her simple white dress wrapped around me in the tuxedo that she insisted upon.
"So, married life is good?" he asked me, trying to make me talk, but I was already lost in thought, thinking of the woman wearing my ring who was watching in the green room, waiting on me to return to her.
"Yeah, it's good," I said with a smile that made him laugh at me along with the audience who seemed happy for my blissful state of being.
"That's amazing man, since I know my wife she'd be mad as hell over flashing her panties on TV, but whatever works for the two of you," Jimmy said with a chuckle before transitioning into a commercial as my time slot on the show was done. It was during the commercial break that I gave the crowd one last wave before leaving them to join my wife.
I had barely made it back to the green room when I found Bella in the hallway. She was waiting for me with a curious look upon her face. I knew the look and the questions behind it since never once had I ever confessed to my appearance on Fallon, not that she was aware of it since she rarely watched late night TV.
"What was that about?" she asked me with a cocked eyebrow of question. I could see the hint of a smile on her beautiful face as she looked at me, waiting for my response.
"Did I ever tell you about the time I went on Fallon with Marcus?" I asked her as she shook her head no. I knew I hadn't, but I was hoping it would be enough for me to kind of not tell her since I was sure she would be mad as hell too once she realized to what lengths I went to find her.
"It's a long story," I said with a smile as I pulled her into my arms, marveling over how she fit against me so perfectly yet again since having her with me never got old. I watched as the half assed angry look softened until she was smiling at me with a loving look that I knew was mine alone
"It's a good thing I like your stories, Edward," she said with a grin before she pressed a kiss against my awaiting lips.
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