A/N: Thanks first + foremost to my Linds + Twilightmomoftwo. I couldn't have done this without you. Thanks to my friend in TX who helped out on a few chapters with her insight into certain things. Thanks to each and every one of that you that read this story. Whether you reviewed it or not, I appreciate you being here. Lastly to those of you that have reviewed, I have read + appreciated each one as well as answered any questions you had along the way-
As the whirlwind died down after Rose and Emmett's wedding, I made a decision on how to show Bella I was ready to move things forward. I glanced at my watch and noticed I could just catch her before she left for lunch, so I grabbed my phone and called her.
"Hi, Edward, I was just thinking about you." I could hear her good mood through the phone.
"All good thoughts, I hope."
"Well, they were more along the lines of dirty, nasty, hot and sweaty things, so yes. Good thoughts," she agreed.
"Are you intentionally trying to give me wood, Bella?" I had to adjust myself.
"Maybe. So what's up? I'm headed to grab a Panini; did you want to join?" she offered.
"I'd love to, but I have a meeting in ten. I was calling to see what you thought about you coming over to my place on Saturday and spend the night? I can cook dinner." All of a sudden there was nothing at all on the other end."Bella? Bella? Shit...must have lost you." Just as I was about to hang up, I heard her voice.
"I'm here. You threw me for a loop. Are you sure about this?"
"Absolutely. I really want you to come over on Saturday."
"Then I'll be there."
We finished up our conversation, hashing over a few small details, and I hung up, feeling ready to face all my demons.
The rest of the day went as well as my mood. Mom even found me whistling while I was emailing some attachments.
"Who is she, Edward?" she demanded, coming into my office.
"Huh?" I looked at her in surprise.
"Son, I'm a smart woman. I know something's been going on for months, and I want to know who she is. You're happy."
"I have no idea what you're implying, Mother." I gave her a wink and went back to work.
"Sure you don't." She huffed but left me alone.
On Friday after work, I stopped to pick up some steaks and potatoes for the grill. Bella was bringing corn on the cob, so veggies were covered. I also picked up a nice bottle of wine.
I ran Saturday morning, enjoying the cooler air. I cleaned up the place once I got home. I wasn't a slob by any means, but fresh sheets on the bed never hurt. Plus I had a hamper overflowing with laundry.
An hour before Bella was due; I showered and made myself comfortable in jeans and a tee. I wasn't going all out on a date in. I practically ran to open the door when she knocked. I opened the door to find a very smiley Bella holding corn and wearing jeans and a tank top, and carrying a small bag. Casual Bella was my official favorite. I pulled her into my arms and crushed her to my chest.
"Well, hello to you too," she said, laughing, but I cut her off with a kiss.
"Hi," I said, kissing her again. "Come on in." I took the corn from her, grabbed her hand and pulled her into the kitchen. "Wine, beer, water?" I offered, grabbing a beer for myself.
"Beer, please." I handed it to her and led her to the living room.
"Here," I said, handing her the remote, "I need to start the grill. Why don't you find something on TV for us to watch while it does its thing?"
"Does its thing?" She scrunched her nose in confusion.
"I only use charcoal." I explained.
"Are you a grill snob, Edward?" she asked sitting on the couch.
"Pretty much." I laughed. "Make yourself at home."I placed her overnight bag near the hall and headed towards my sliding doors but turned one more time to her." Hey, Bella, I'm really glad you're here," I said and went outside, leaving her on the couch.
We ate and talked as the night wore on, until there was no denying how late it had gotten. I stood up, took Bella by the hand and led her to my bedroom. I paused in the door frame. "We don't have to do anything other than sleep, Bella." Of course I was hoping she wanted my dick, but hell, I needed her to not feel pressured.
"Seriously, Edward?" She laughed. "I've been ready to get back into bed with you since I saw you at dinner that time." She placed her hands behind my neck, pulling my face down to hers, and kissed me.
We were a mess of hands trying, to unclothe the other one until I finally just pulled away from her, laughing. "We're too anxious. Just stay there and let me undress you, ok?"
"I suppose so….." She trailed off.
I yanked at the hem on her tank top and pulled it over her head, leaving her in white sheer bra. "Fuck, Bella, you're trying to kill me. I love when I can see your nipples through your bra." I ran the back of my hand against her tits.
"Put your mouth on me, Edward. I've really missed it." She gently pulled my head to her chest. I let my tongue run across her bra few times, before reaching around to remove it so I could taste her better. I let it drop to the floor and wrapped my tongue around her left nipple and sucked lightly. I couldn't get into her tits too much because she grabbed my zipper and had her hands on my dick, rubbing it.
Soon we were on the bed, and I was pushing into her, all thoughts of going slow completely forgotten. Bella woke me up sometime during the night with her mouth wrapped around my cock. I returned the favor after I'd recovered from my orgasm.
The best part of the night? Bella cooking me breakfast the next morning without any weirdness between us. I caught Bella watching me a few times while we ate, but not saying anything so I finally broke the silence.
"Something on your mind, Bella?"
"I'm just really happy, and I can't wait to get back into some of the more kinky shit we were doing." She winked and ran to the shower. Of course, I joined her, and I banged her against the tile, something we hadn't done before.
A few weeks later, I brought her to dinner at my parents' house. Bella and my mom started to make plans for a weekly lunch date. I couldn't help the comparison to Rachel-she never fit in this well. Life was good.
A week later, after a night out with Rose and Emmett, we were driving back to my house when a thought popped into my head. I tried not to laugh out loud because I knew I was going to take her by surprise. Once we got the bedroom, Bella started taking off her jewelry while standing at my dresser. I yanked a tie out of my closet and walked directly behind her, pulling her hands behind her back. I wrapped the tie around them and yanked her towards the bed.
"I believe it's my turn to tie you up, Ms Swan."
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