The 'Hot guy' returns to the bar, takes the seat next to Bella, and introduces himself to Bella and Tyler as Edward Cullen, shaking their hands as he does. When he shakes Bella's hand, there is a visible spark of static electricity, which leads Tyler to say, with a grin and a chuckle, "Sparks flying already – look out you two!" Bella and Edward both comment that they just want a peaceful night hanging out without getting hit on.
The three of them chat and joke throughout their dinner, Tyler stealing French fries from both of them from time to time. They all connect so well that they are acting like they've known each other for years instead of hours. When Bella sees the 11 o'clock news come on the TV, she grudgingly decides to call it a night. Tyler rings up both their checks, Bella looking at him quizzically until he explains quietly that of course Edward will be walking her to her room. As Bella looks around the bar and sees some sketchy-looking guys on the other side of the room, she agrees.
Heading to the elevator, one of the guys from the bar is following them. Edward notices and drapes an arm around Bella's shoulder, leans in and whispers in her ear "If that guy gets on the elevator with us, just play along with me, okay?" Bella looks in his eyes, smiles and nods – she noticed the creep too.
Of course, Creep gets in the elevator and starts checking Bella out closely, from head to toe and back, and gives her a wink and a smirk. Edward presses the button for the 10th floor, puts his arm around her again and whispers in her ear, "My room first", and places a kiss on the top of her head. Bella wraps her arm around his waist and fits perfectly into his side. Creep presses the button for the 9th floor. As he exits on the 9th floor, he turns to Bella and says, "Have a good night, now", giving another wink and licking his lips as the door closes.
"Edward, I'm kind of creeped out right now and would rather not be alone in my room just yet. Can I hang out in your room for a little while?"
"Of course you can. I was worried he would get out on my floor and I didn't want him to know where your room is. You can stay as long as you'd like. I promise to be a perfect gentleman."
In his room, we take turns using the bathroom. Edward asks if I'd like to watch some TV and starts to move the chairs for better viewing. I grab the pillows from the two queen beds, setting them all up against one headboard, snatch the remote, kick off my shoes, climb up on the bed, pat the empty half next to me, and say, "Hotel chairs are horribly uncomfortable".
Edward nods and looks briefly to the floor. When he looks up again, I notice a slight blush on his face and then, with hands on his hips, tilting his head, he says, "I agree, but you're on my side of the bed". I promptly start to move over as he knocks his shoes off, jumps over me to 'his side' and grabs the remote. We giggle like schoolchildren. Flipping through the channels, we settle in to watch "The Green Mile".
Warm arms around me; feels so cozy. I open my eyes, adjusting to the darkness. We fell asleep. I hear the movie still playing. I look up and into beautiful green eyes and a sleepy grin. I move my left arm from between us and reach up to gently run it through his hair, down his neck and settling on his shoulder. I can feel him watching me as I do this. Our eyes meet for a few seconds before he leans in and places the softest, most sensuous closed-mouth kiss imaginable on my lips. He gently pulls back to look in my eyes. Now it's my turn and as my lips touch his, my tongue sneaks out for a little taste. And then we get lost in each other. Not too fast, not too slow. Naked and satisfied, we fall asleep in each others arms again.
I startle awake and hear the intermittent beeps of my cellphone alarm. Edward is spooning, and snoring lightly with his arm draped over my waist. Quietly, I manage to move and place a pillow under his arm, which he promptly hugs and mumbles into. The lyrics to "Daylight" by Maroon 5 pop into my head:
And when the daylight comes I'll have to go
But, tonight I'm 'gonna hold you so close
'Cuz in the daylight, we'll be on our own
But, tonight I need to hold you so close
We didn't exchange weekend plans or phone numbers last night. It was a really nice night and now I have to go back to being my Lily's mom. That is the most important thing and I have no regrets. The hotel phone rings as I'm closing the door. He must hit the speaker button because I hear a voice announce "Good morning, this is the front desk with your wake up call". I quickly shut the door and head to my room to shower and get ready for Lily's game.