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I couldn't sleep. I tossed and turned until I finally gave up on ignoring the girl who was robbing me of my peace of mind. I grabbed my phone and dialed her number, but Bella being Bella, she refused to answer her damn phone. I kept calling her until she finally picked up.
"What's the hell is going on?" I demanded from her as she sputtered a sleepy hello to me.
"I have called you ten times," I continued on in a huff of irritation as the girl growled at me in anger.
"It's five in the fucking morning!" she yelled at me, cutting me off with her burst of anger. I knew what time it was, yet I didn't care. I needed to hear from her for nothing else but t to ease my over active mind.
"I know," I snorted in response.
"Time is money, Bella, and your time is my money," I laughed at her as she continued to cuss me in anger.
"What the fuck are you rambling about now?" she yelled at me as I continued to laugh at her. She was kind of adorable when she was pissed off, rambling her threats of bodily harm even though there was not a fucking thing she could do to me over the phone.
"You said that you would do it if I agreed to lose half of the pot. You said to go and think about it, well… I've thought about it and let's do it," I stated confidently as I listened to her stop rambling to listen to what I was saying.
"I was fucking joking, Edward," she sighed in an exaggerated manner that made me laugh at her.
"Well, too fucking bad for you," I snorted as I listened to her grumbling that was building into a full on rant once more.
"You agreed, Bella, and there are no take backs," I teased her only to listen to her scream in frustration.
"No take backs?" she screeched at me just like how I knew she would after my childish comment. It was so Bella like that it made me laugh out loud at her ridiculous ranting.
"That's right, you heard me. No take backs," I teased as I spoke over her ramblings, thoroughly enjoying her sleepy rage since it was an oddly sweet reminder of when I spent more time around the girl.
"What are you? Five?" she demanded from me as I stifled a laugh as she continued to bitch at me.
"Listen, I'll let you get back to Dr. Assface ," I sighed with a cringe as I thought about the dark haired man who hung off of her liked she owed him a piece of ass by just being there.
"Felix isn't here," she grumbled, causing me to laugh at her as I realized that she was alone without the booty call she had invited to dinner.
"Fuck you, Edward. He was called in to work," she grumbled with a yawn before hanging up on me while muttering curse words to me in a sleepy voice that made me smile.
It should have ended there between Bella and me, but I was never one to give up, even when I should have known better. It was that quality that caused me to be standing at the girl's door at six in the morning with a bag full of food in a lame-ass attempt to apologize for calling her.
I waited far from patiently as I listened to the girl shuffle around before unlocking the door to face me.
"Did you check the peephole before unlocking the door?" I demanded from her as she gawked at me.
"What are you doing here?" she asked as she fought off a yawn while staring at me before leaning out into the hall to see if I had brought anyone else with me.
"Seriously, Bella, the city can be dangerous, and I won't be able to sleep at night knowing that you were opening your door to any fool that knocked," I tsk'd as I pushed her aside and walked in with the bag in my hand.
"Clearly, I do," she mumbled as she stepped aside to allow me access in as I glared at her.
"What are you doing here?" she asked me as she shut the door behind us while I walked into her overly neat kitchen to set the bag on top of the counter before turning to face her once more.
"I came to feed you breakfast," I said with a grin that she rolled her eyes to in response.
"And tell you that I was sorry for calling you this morning," I confessed as I gave my best apologetic look that always seemed to work on Alice.
"Yeah, about that…" she began with a yawn as I looked at the girl. She was dressed only a Black Hawks shirt that seemed to be two sizes too small since it clung to ever curves she had been blessed with.
"Is that what you wear to bed?" I demanded as I looked at her only to realize that the small t-shirt did nothing to cover the black cotton panties she was wearing. My words startled her enough to look down at her garb before looking back up at me with a shrug.
"Some times," she sighed as she waited for me to go on, but I had lost my train of thought as I followed the curve of her leg up over her hips before settling on the bounce of her tits as she stretched like a cat before me.
"Jesus," I muttered as I turned away from her, trying to avert my eyes before her tits became my down fall.
"Would you put some clothes on?" I demanded as she watched me with a curious look.
"Why?" she asked with a look that hinted at the smile that was playing at the corner of her lips.
"What's wrong with what I'm wearing?" she asked as she turned around before me, letting me see that her ass was on display before turning back to me with a grin.
"Nothing is wrong with what you have on," I replied trying to down play my discomfort over her lack of clothing as the smile on her face grew a little.
"It's just that… that…" I stammered as she smiled at me, bright and toothy, as she moved once more causing my eyes to focus on the bounce of her tits that her teasing caused.
"What?" she demanded with a snicker that added to my embarrassment.
"I know what you're doing, and if you think that you can distract me with your tits, then you are wrong," I countered back as I tried to look away from her boobs, yet found it to be impossible.
"Yeah, whatever," she laughed as she suddenly stepped forward as if she was going to embrace me but instead ripped the bag out of my hands.
"What do we have here, Eddie," she teased as I cringed over the use of the one fucking nickname I could not stand. Edward was a horrible enough name without being called that.
"I brought you breakfast in effort to say I was sorry, but I'm really rethinking this act of kindness since you are acting like a tease," I grumbled to her causing her to stop searching through the bag to look back up at me with a flirty grin that sent a rush of heat over my skin.
"Oh, I'm not a tease, Edward. As a matter of fact, I never tease. I may make lewd promises of a good time but tease? Never," she finished with a sultry smile followed up with a wink that left me stunned and shockingly turned on by her boldness.
"Let's see what you have here," she sighed as she returned to rummaging through the bag before pulling the box of chocolate Pop Tarts out followed by the box of Lucky Charms cereal I had gotten for her.
"What is this?" she asked with a slight laugh as she looked at me with a confused look.
"Breakfast, baby," I retorted as she shook her head at me once more.
"Yeah, if I was ten," she snorted as she sat the bag down and looked at me with smile that was warm than mocking.
"You always liked those things," I whined out my excuse for what I presented as her breakfast while she looked at me with a half smile that made me flush red with nerves.
"It was sweet, Edward. It really was, but I think I have better idea," she said with a smile before asking me to give her a moment as she walked out of the room while leaving me to watch the sway of her hips as she went.
She was gone barely a minute when she emerged from what had to be her bedroom wearing yoga pants while pulling on a hoody.
"Let's go," she announced as she motioned for me to follow her as she opened the door and walked out before waiting for me so she could lock the door behind us.
I followed her down the hall and out on to the street. We walked side by side silently as cool morning filled the space between us. It would get hot later in the day since we were still in early September, but for the moment, it was nice, and we both seemed to be enjoying it as well as the silence that stretched between us.
"I have to ask you something," Bella asked with a seriousness that seemed out of place between us without looking at me as we walked together to where ever it was that she was leading me to.
"Ok," I mumbled as I gave her sideways glance while trying to gauge her mood. Bella was mystery to me. She always had been. She was the little girl who would crawl in beside me when Emmett had scared her after telling her ghost stories, yet thought nothing of telling us both what a couple of asshole we were to scare her.
"So this whole thing with Alice and the money is all about your wounded pride, right?" she asked me, stunning me with her bluntness over the subject.
"Not exactly," I lied, clumsily, causing her to turn and look at me with such an all knowing look that I looked away. I hated that this girl had the ability to look right through me to see me and what lies I tried to tell her.
"You lie," she retorted as she stopped abruptly in front of a small restaurant that I knew all too well from forced brunch dates with Alice and her lame-ass friends. Bella sighed before pushing me inside of its cramped quarters.
The place was packed, but I had little time to focus on that before some hearing some of the other patrons greet Bella with a friendly hello as if she came there all the time. Maybe she did since it was a rare fucking occasion for me to go with Alice on those hell dates. I followed her to a booth that was in the back, far away from the center of the damn room like where I was used to sitting and then slunk down in the seat across from her.
"Why are you agreeing to this?" I asked her since turn about was fair game, plus I was curious over the girl's motive now.
"I'm not," she stated firmly as she motioned the older woman over with a wave and grin.
"But you said…" I began before falling silent as the woman appeared with two cups and a carafe of coffee for us to drink with the promise of returning to take our order, but Bella stopped her.
"Do you know what you want?" she asked me as she looked up from the well worn menu that was spread out before her. I had no idea, but that wasn't new.
"Sure," I mumbled before rattling off my order of strawberry stuffed French toast and bacon before Bella ordered the same.
"They have the best stuffed French toast," she commented as I watched her pour herself a cup of coffee before filling the cup before me.
"Yeah, I know. Alice and I used to come here," I said before opening my mouth to demand to know what exactly caused her change of heart in the fucked up venture I was offering her.
"Speak of the devil," Bella snickered as she motioned behind me. I turned just enough to see Alice take a seat at a table near the door. She had Alex in tow along with her whore friends and whatever loser they happened to be screwing.
"So, what is it with her?" Bella asked as I turned away from Alice to face Bella and her damn question.
"Why not her?" I retorted causing her to roll her eyes at me.
"Look at her, Edward," she sighed as she looked back at the woman who hadn't realized that we were in the corner watching her now.
"She's fucking oompa loompa orange," Bella giggled as she brought her cup of coffee up to her lips to take a sip. Alice was fond of spray tan, and the russet glow of her skin would often out her over it since she had a tendency to get carried away with it.
"Oh Jesus, she spotted us," Bella laughed as I turned to find Alice approaching us with a nasty grin on her face.
"Edward," Alice cooed as she greeted me, yet all the while her eyes never left Bella.
"Funny seeing you here," she sighed as she leaned against the booth with a smile.
"Who do we have here?" she said as I tried to ignore her, but Bella just smiled bright and teasing.
"Bella McCarty," I said with a yawn as Alice swatted me while calling me rude as Bella watched our exchange with a curious look upon her face.
"Emmett's little sister?" she laughed in a cold bitchy tone that seemed to set Bella on edge as I watched her stiffen before me.
"Hey Alice," Bella said sweetly, too sweetly, as if she was trying to choke Alice on her words.
"It's so good to see you," she finished with a grin that hinted at her anger, but Alice ignored the girl as she scowled at me.
"You look like shit," Alice stated firmly as she looked at me with a critical eye while ignoring Bella completely.
"That's my fault, I'm afraid," Bella piped up with a grin as I looked at her with an uncertain look that Alice missed as she turned to gawk at the girl who sat across from me.
"I kept him up all night," she giggled in a flirty manner that made me uncomfortable and strangely hot as she took hold of my hand in hers from across the other side of the table. Her hand was soft and warm over mine for the space of a heart beat before she traced my fingers with hers in a teasing manner that felt too good to be wrong.
"I couldn't help myself over him, but I'm sure you remember what that was like," she laughed as Alice stared, in what could have been horror or possibly shock, over Bella's suggestive words.
"So, how was Kenosha?" Bella asked her with a grin that made me smile along with her, but Alice just stared at her in stunned disbelief.
"Kenosha?" she questioned in returned with a pinched look on her over down face as I gave Bella questioning look as well.
"Kenosha, Wisconsin," Bella grinned innocently, even though she was far from it, as I choked on the coffee that I had just taken a sip of.
Kenosha, Wisconsin was a pretty lame ass town like any other around us, except that it also had a nuclear power plant. I had once told Bella that everyone in the city glowed in the dark. It became an ongoing joke between us that she had suddenly reminded me of with a sly grin and nod towards our shared past.
"I have no idea what you are talking about it," Alice stated stiffly as she looked at Bella who was smiling too sweet to be kind at her, but she was a liar. She knew exactly what the hell Bella was talking about since everyone had their own jokes about Kenosha.
"So, you haven't been by the nuclear power plant? I guess I thought you had with that …healthy glow you seem to have," she stated innocently as I barked out a laugh just as Alice began to ramble.
"You better get going, Alice dear, I think your dad is calling you," Bella urged with a sweet grin before motioning towards her table while Alex waved to us with a friendly smile on his dumb ass looking face.
"Fuck you, Bella!" Alice sneered in rage before turning to stomp off in anger back towards the table where her old man was waiting on her while we laughed at her retreating form.
"Seriously, Edward?" Bella questioned as she looked at me while snickering along with me.
"You want her back?" she questioned as we both watched Alice glare at us from across the room. She was beyond pissed, and I was impressed that Bella had brought out that side of her with little effort, but then again, Alice was always jealous type. She would swear no one wanted me and then freak out if someone did, so her reaction to Bella was not that surprising even though she had no idea that Bella was playing with her.
"It's not that I want her back," I corrected as Bella eyed me with a knowing look.
"It's just that you fucking need to right, huh?" she mocked while rolling her over my behavior.
"Fuck you, I am right, and she's wrong," I defended as Bella shook her head at me.
"You're an idiot," Bella sighed as she looked from me back to Alice, who was scowling at us even though Alex was trying his best to put a smile on her painted face while Bella continued to play with my fingers from across the table.
Bella gave me a small smile as her eyes met mine. She had a devious look about her that went straight to my cock as she licked her lips before leaning across the table towards me.
"Kiss me," she whispered with a grin as I stared at her. I had never noticed how full her lips were or how they were naturally rose colored.
"What?" I breathed out my question before being pulled closer to her with a surprisingly hard tug on my shirt. Before I could even think I found myself in the middle of a innocent kiss that was so sweet, it made me gasp in response, but it wasn't the shock of it that got me since I was coming to expect the unexpected from the girl who sat across from me. It was my own response to her sugary kiss that left me stunned as I found myself instantly almost painfully hard.
Bella broke off our kiss with a smile as she pushed me back on to my side of the booth just in time to watch Alice stomp towards the door with the old man hot on her heels. I could not focus on the hilarity of Alice's over-the top reaction since I was still too dazed from the kiss to even think beyond my own reaction.
"Hey, Alice," Bella yelled after her as I continued to struggle with the moment as well as my aching dick.
"Hook'em horns!" Bella yelled while making a hand sign made famous by the University of Texas fans for the Texas Longhorns. I watched her as she watched Alice yell at Alex until they both left in a huff of anger while I sat there like a fucking moron.
"What?" she questioned teasingly as she looked at me with a sparkle in her dark eyes that did nothing to help the awkward boner that I was now dealing with because of her.
"Her skin was that that god awful burnt orange color, like Texas uses, so it was fitting," she snickered as I watched her, unsure of what do next but knowing that I had to get out of there before the girl knew of my problem. I fumbled as I pulled my sweatshirt off before stuffing it on my lap like a damn fourteen year old boy trying to hide an unexpected boner in class. Without a word, I stood up yet remained half way hunched over as I tried to mask my hard cock with my wadded up sweatshirt.
"I gotta go," I mumbled as I tried to get away from the girl as smoothly as I could while holding my sweatshirt in place over my dick.
"Where are you going? Our food isn't even here?" she asked with a confused look as I fumbled to pull out my wallet to toss money on the table wildly before backing away from her slowly like a damn lunatic.
"It's ok. I wasn't that hungry, but you go ahead and eat," I sputtered as I glanced behind me towards my escape.
"But what about Alice and this fucked up plan of yours?" she questioned with a sad look as I made my way towards the door as Bella watched me.
"I'll call you later," I yelled to her in a bewildered sounding voice that didn't even sound like me as I turned to walk away as quickly as I could while being uncomfortably hard.
Thanks for reading! A special thanks to Tracy, my dear friend and owner of the magic red pen.