Disclaimer: I do not own Twilight or its characters.


After I kissed Bella softly, I went downstairs, determined to stay awake to go over each case, line by line. I wasn't going to miss anything, even if I didn't sleep at all, until they caught Aro and the vengeful side of me hoped that he was stupid enough to force the police to have to shoot to kill.

"Hey, Son, you want some coffee?" I heard the gruff voice of the Chief behind me.

"Um, yeah, actually." I replied, rubbing my hands over my face hoping to wake up a little more.

I had been looking at the files for at least 2 hours without taking a break. I am glad he stopped me because I need to go up to check on Bella soon. He handed me the old fashioned green coffee cup and some cream and sugar which I shook off.

"Black is fine, thank you, sir." I forced a thin smile on my lips and we sat in silence, until finally he cleared his throat to speak.

"Edward, I am glad she has you. I know we didn't meet under the best, circumstances, but I can see you are in love with my little girl." I nodded and smiled sincerely.

"Yes sir, more than she knows." Charlie Swan's mustache curled up slightly in a faint smile, as I lifted my cup to my lips. But, before I could take another sip, I heard Bella's loud scream coming from her bedroom upstairs.

I wasn't even thinking, I just let the cup fall from my fingers, mess be damned and I ran up the stairs. A fine sheen of sweat covered her forehead, her dark hair matted to her cheeks as the sheets were twisted around her tiny frame.

"Bella, baby! It's me, you're ok now. It's just a dream, I've got you." I felt her nails digging into my arms, before finally gripping my shirt and then wrapping her arms tightly around my neck.

"Edward, oh my God, why is this happening to me?" she sobbed into my shoulder and I could feel her body trembling against my chest. I felt so small and fucking helpless that I can't do anything to make this end. I wish I had the power to catch him and make him pay for what he's done to all the women he's hurt and for how he's scared Bella.

"I don't know, baby. But, I'm not going to let him hurt you." I whispered as I rubbed her hair, smoothing it away from her face, before pulling her back to look into those deep chocolate eyes of hers.

"I love you so much, Bella. I promise, I will not let anything or anyone hurt you." Then she smiled at me, her lips barely touching mine.

"Edward, I love you, my God. So much." Her soft lips pressed against mine, and as we kissed with more urgency, I felt her pull me down by my neck. Her legs parting slightly, beckoning me closer to her center, but then closed quickly when we both were startled by the clearing of her father's throat from the door way.

"You Ok, Bells?" I couldn't help but smirk at her swollen lips, as she turned to see her father standing in the hallway.

"Yeah, just nightmares you know?" she said, running her fingers through her dark, still messy hair. It was still beautiful to me however.

"Well, I have to go check on a call about a call about some kids hanging out at the football field. Might be smoking pot and drinking. Be back in a little while." He walked in to Bella's room just a few steps to kiss her forehead and gave a friendly pat to my shoulder before we heard him leave out the front door.

"Come to bed, please. I need you." Bella whispered, once we heard his car pulling away. Her hand slid up the front of my chest, over my shoulder blade, and ran along my back. I knew before even meeting her gaze, with her dark brown eyes begging silently for me, that I wasn't going to be able to say no.

I slipped out of my shirt and pants, leaving on some boxers and I slid in to her small bed to pull her body beside me. As Bella turned to face me, I just held her tight against my chest, my chin atop her head, breathing her in, the smell of her hair, the feel of her tucked up tightly against me.

"Bella, when we get back to Seattle…how would… I mean would it be too soon if we…" and I got really tongue tied of all the sudden.

"Mmm, what, Edward?" I heard from below my chin, as she began to kiss along my neck and over my Adam's apple. Her soft lips felt so warm against my skin, her tongue licking and teasing me as her hand became more distracting making its path along the hair at the top of my neck sending chills down my spine before fully winding up into my hair and tugging gently as she pulled me closer. Then she raised back from against my neck to kiss along my jaw and the side of my mouth as I tried to continue to speak.

"Bella…" I groaned as I ran my fingers over her lower back, down to her upper thighs, pulling one of her legs up and over my hips, pressing myself further into her. Finally, as her hips began to grind into me and I could feel her warmth against me, I just blurted it out.

"Bella move in with me." Then I held my breath as all movement stopped.


I heard it, and couldn't move. I couldn't breathe or think. I could only feel love and happiness, and before I knew it I was crying again. Tears slowly slid down my cheeks and I buried my face again in his shoulder.

"Shit, Bella, I'm sorry! It's too soon for you, I didn't mean to push. Please don't cry." He soothed and ran his hands along my back as he tried to pull back from me.

"Edward, don't be an idiot! I'm crying because I am happy!" I said between my falling tears. I practically climbed over onto him, and he held onto me so tight.

"Oh, thank God." He whispered as he wrapped me in his arms.

Placing tiny kisses along his jaw and running my fingers through his silky hair at the nape of his neck, I whispered against his skin.

"My silly, beautiful, man. There is no place else I'd rather be than with you." Then he chuckled softly before laying me back onto the tiny bed.

"So, where were we again? I think we were doing this…" he said softly as he lowered his head to kiss along my neck, behind my ear and left a heated, moist trail of kisses down to the top of my shirt.

I could only manage to sigh as he slid my shirt up, and I raised my body off the bed enough to remove it. Whispers along the tops of breasts of my beauty, as his hands cupped and kneaded my pebbling flesh beneath the fabric of my bra, before it soon made its way to the floor.

Warm skin sliding together, lips, and fingertips causing us to come undone in the moonlight of my childhood room. It felt a little surreal, but perfect to be with Edward, knowing that now we would be spending many nights just like this in our place together now. I knew with everything going on, things were far from perfect. But, this love with Edward, knowing he is here for me through all this chaos makes all the bad fade into oblivion when he's holding me.

"I love you." I whispered against his chest beneath my cheek, the thudding of his heart grounding me, comforting me. His hands rubbed along my skin, still covered with a sheen of sweat from our lovemaking.

"I love you, Bella. Always." I closed my eyes, and knew that things were going to be OK, somehow.

A/N: Ok, there are not enough words to say how sorry I am for failing to update sooner! RL, hospitals, sick kids, exes, and my own new green eyed sex God of my own…have been a big distraction. Plus major writer's block! I am sooo sorry! I will try to get back on target and get this story wrapped up very soon! Thank you to anyone still around reading this MUAH!