I'm sorry for the long wait on both my stories. School's getting rather busy. Hope you enjoy =)

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Chapter Twelve

"I don't know why, but I just can't help it when I'm around him Bella. He's just so sweet and funny and he actually looks at me like I'm a normal person. Do you know how many people look at me like that?"

Bella sighed and rubbed her eyes, "Rose..."

"I know, I know. It's kind of messed up."

"It's not just messed up Rose. If you two get caught, he could get fired and I'm pretty sure that there would be consequences for you too."

"He's just five years older than me Bella. I'm almost 22 and I'll be graduating next year, so what's the big deal? It's not like I'm still in high school or something."

Bella looked at her friend carefully, and she could see the sincerity in her eyes. Knowing how much she had been hurt in the past, she didn't really know what to tell her. She could be persistent when she wanted to be. Bella looked around the courtyard where they were sitting, hoping that an answer would just come to her, but none did. Finally, she just nodded, "Fine. Just please be careful Rose. I don't want you to get hurt, okay? He seems nice enough during practise, but I don't know him much beyond that. If you're really sure about this, I won't get in your way."

"I am," she said softly, turning to look around the courtyard. "And I know he feels the same way; I guess it's just a question of one of us doing something about it."

Bella nodded in understanding. Rosalie deserved the best and nothing less, and if she truly believed that Mr. McCarty could give her that, then who was Bella to stop her?

"Just know that if he ever tries anything shady, you tell me not a second later so I can come and saw off his balls." Rosalie winced at the imagery. Bella just shrugged, "What? Coach or not, if anyone ever tries to hurt you they'll have to at least lose a testicle. Or an ovary, depending on who it is."

Rosalie chuckled, touched and disturbed by the promise at the same time. "Thank you Bella. And don't tell anyone else, okay? I want to do that myself when I'm ready."

Bella shrugged again, hugging her friend quickly. "Knowledge of your secret lover is safe with me. So, tell me again about the way his muscles bulged as he lifted those boxes," she said with exaggerated enthusiasm.

Rosalie rolled her eyes and shushed her when she noticed Angela walking up to their table.

"Hey B, you ready to go? Class starts in 15."

"Oh, shoot. Yeah um," she stood up and grabbed her bag, "I'll see you later Rose."

Rosalie nodded silently, paranoid about how much Angela had heard. She sat watching the two girls walk away before getting up herself and heading to the library.

"What was that about?" Angela asked, glancing back at Rosalie's retreating figure.


"I don't know, Rose seemed kinda skittish somehow. What were you guys talking about?"

Bella shrugged, "Just some school shit that Rose wanted to talk about." She hoped her blasé attitude would make Angela shrug it off.

Angela rose a skeptical eyebrow but didn't push further. It didn't concern her anyway.

Some hours later, Bella walked into the dorm room feeling completely drained and made a beeline for her bed. A few seconds after her body relaxed into the soft mattress, she felt even softer hands on her back.

"Are you okay?" She nodded into her pillow. "Tired?" Another nod.

The bed shifted as Alice got up to grab something from the bathroom. When she came back, she cleared her throat gently, making Bella lift her head.

"How about a back massage? I'm not completely horrible at them."

Eyeing the oil in Alice's hand and the smile on her face, Bella agrees with a quiet, "Sure," trying not to show just how much she wanted that back rub.

With a towel laid out underneath her and her t-shirt and bra discarded on the floor, Bella relaxed into the bed and waited for Alice to get started.

Alice carefully straddled her girlfriend's body, sitting just below the curve of her butt.

"Ready?" She got a muffled reply. She rubbed some oil onto her hands and got started, starting from the lower back and moving up. She tried and failed not to blush at the sounds that Bella was producing. It wouldn't be long before she started leaking through her jeans if Bella kept this up.

"Move lower and more to the sides," Bella mumbled. Alice followed the instructions and tried not to shiver each time her fingers brushed the sides of Bella's breasts. "Fuck!"

Alice panicked, pulling her hands away. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry I didn't-"

"No no, it didn't hurt. Do that again." Alice carefully moved her fingers back to the knotted spot just under Bella's shoulder blade and began rubbing it again. She noticed Bella's hips begin to move almost imperceptibly against the matress. "Oh god. Where did you learn to do that?" Chuckling nervously, Alice chose not to answer.

It was crazy how tense Bella's back was, and it wasn't that hard to figure out that they'd be in that position for a while.

A few minutes later, Alice noticed Bella's movements slow down and her breathing eventually evening out. A light snore escaped soon after and she realised that Bella had fallen asleep. Placing a light kiss at the top of Bella's back, Alice eased herself off her sleeping form and tossed a light blanket over her.

She made her way to the bathroom quietly to wash her hands and came out later to find Bella unmoved. She must've been exhausted, Alice thought to herself as she made her way to her laptop. No matter how hard Alice tried to concentrate on her assignment, her mind kept wandering back to the sounds that had escaped Bella's lips and the slight thrusting movements of her hips while Alice massaged her.

When working proved impossible, Alice shut her laptop and got up from the desk. It was late anyway, so she might as well try to sleep. After changing her clothes, she slid under the warm covers of her bed and closed her eyes. With nothing to concentrate on, her mind's wandering intensified and she found herself becoming aroused.

"Oh for fuck's sake!" she hissed under her breath. If she was going to get any rest tonight, she was going to have to take care of the growing problem between her legs.

Moving slowly down her body, Alice captured on of her nipples through her thin t-shirt and moved the other hand further down. A quiet sigh escaped her and she closed her eyes, now giving in to the images and sounds of Bella. It wasn't long before she found her rhythm and was thrusting her hips in time to the movement of her fingers.

Bella's name passed her lips breathily more than once as she felt her pleasure climbing higher and higher. The most recent memory of Bella's hips thrusting against the mattress while Alice massaged her pushed her over the edge. Alice came with a quiet moan, her eyes screwing shut and her lips falling open.

When her body finally calmed down she easily fell to sleep, unable to hold her eyes open for much longer. She didn't notice the laboured breathing coming from across the room or the soft whimper that followed a short while after.

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