DISCLAIMER: I do not own the characters.
WOMAN-TO-MAN: You make me feel all gooey inside.
Edward and I went out on romantic dates a couple of times within the past few weeks. I must say, Edward Masen is a perfect gentleman. He doesn't apply it only to me but to others as well. He has good manners and I can tell that he was brought up well.
In the last three weeks that we've been dating and him always taking me back to my apartment, he never pushed me beyond kissing. I love kissing him! Every kiss is has its own delicious flavor. I can't explain it but it's like discovering something new every time; but all flavors are sweet.
"Kissing you is a favorite of mine," he said and hummed while his mouth is still close to my lips. I smiled and opened my eyes to look at him. He's looking at me with a shine in his eyes. I really don't know how to respond to that without sounding dumb so I decided to give him a chaste kiss. When I was pulling back my mouth from his he leaned forward and captured my mouth again. Our kiss deepened. His hold on my hip tightened as he pulled me closer to him and I pulled a handful of hair from the back of his neck.
"Bella," he whispered. I moaned to his mouth and he ended our kiss slowly and pulled back a little. I opened my eyes to look at him. I am not sure but I think that grin I am sporting on my face is similar to his.
"I should go."
"Okay," I replied but we didn't move.
"I'll see you at four tomorrow?"
"Uh-huh." We're still grinning at each other and I think neither of us wanted to move.
We were interrupted again by a neighbor of mine. Why we always end up blocking the apartment building's door, I would never know. I guess our night is over.
Of course I want to have sex with him but I'm not there yet. No. I am not a virgin but it doesn't mean that I can't set my boundaries. Yes. I am attracted to the guy. Fine. Very attracted to the guy but it doesn't mean that I should throw myself at him. I am not fighting the attraction. I just want to make sure that he wants me that way. He's a guy, of course he wants you that way! Shut up! I just need more assurance. It's not too much to ask, right?
We have learned a lot about each other this past couple of weeks. I found out that he went to London to finish his masters that's why I never met him before. He will be taking over his father's business here in New York. I told him about my job as a Graphic Designer. He finds it really cool. He asked me to show him some of my work and when I did, his amusement and awe are genuine.
During the second week of our "getting-to-know-you stage" Edward intoduced me to his best friend, Emmett McCarty, and his fiancé, Rosalie Hale. They are great people. They told me hilarious stories about Edward's high school and college years. It's really fun hanging out with them but I am always distracted by Edward.
Every brush of his skin to mine sends shivers up my spine. He rubs my nape with his thumb, he brushes his legs with mine, he holds my hand every chance he gets, and he loves securing my hair at the back of my ear then caresses my earlobe. Every small gesture he does makes me all warm and gooey inside. He even takes my hand and kisses my knuckles in front of his friends. He taps my nose, cups my chin, cups my cheek the brushes his thumb under my eye or on my lip. And lots and lots of chaste and stolen kisses. Every time I think about his actions, I can't help but sigh and smile to myself like a schoolgirl with a crush. Yup! I am definitely crushing on Edward Masen.
"So, Bella, our wedding is in three months. Will you be able to attend?" Rosalie asked out of nowhere. I don't have an answer ready. I wasn't expecting that at all. I mean they just met me and I have just started dating their friend. I wasn't even sure if Edward wanted me there so I looked at him and hopefully he sees what I'm trying to ask him.
He smiled, "Crap! I was gonna ask if you could be my plus one." We all laughed and I told him that I'd loved to.
On Memorial weekend, Jasper invited all of us to his family's house at the Hamptons. Jasper's family rarely uses the place so he decided to invite everyone there for Memorial weekend, including Emmett and Rosalie. Jasper's college friends, Esme Platt and Carlisle Cullen will be there, too. They're good friends of mine as well. Since Alice is my only friend here in New York, they adopted me into their little group. Obviously, when we go out, I am always the fifth wheel and they always end up hooking me up. I'm glad it's over. Well… a girl can dream, right? Isn't it too early for that? Shut up!
"Bella! You made it!" Alice squealed while running towards me.
"Of course. Why wouldn't I?"
"Let's get you inside," she replied and linked our arms together.
When we got inside I was greeted by everyone except Edward. He's not even here. We didn't come together because I needed to finalize a project that I was working on so that I could enjoy the long weekend. Edward insisted on waiting for me but I don't want him to miss out.
"He's walking by the beach," Alice whispered close to my ear. I looked at her and she was grinning from ear to ear. "I know you're looking for him."
I smiled at my best friend and hauled my ass toward the beach. When I got there, I saw Edward by the shore. He was laughing at something and when he stepped back I noticed someone looking up to him. A lady someone. A beautiful, sexy lady someone. A flirty, beautiful, sexy, lady someone! I hate her!
You can't hate her, you don't even know her.
But he got my man!
He's not your man yet! You're just dating.
The whore giggled at something that Edward said. Damn her! I turned around and walked inside but I didn't get far.
I turned around and he was waving at me so I waved back. He said something to the whore, I mean, girl, and she said something back. Edward shrugged and they both walked towards me. Shit! How am I going to handle this? Why is he even taking her here?
"Hey… Finally, you're here," Edward said with a beautiful smile on his face. He moved closer and cupped my cheeks. He leaned down toward me and captured my mouth. I'm not sure but I think a satisfied sigh escaped both of us. This, this is assurance. It didn't matter that he was speaking with a beautiful girl awhile ago because I'm the one he wants.
I don't know how long we kissed but we stopped when we heard someone stomped their foot. It was the whore, I mean, girl. She was walking away from us in big, angry strides. I looked at Edward and he shrugged then we both laughed.
"Hey," I said.
He smiled at me and replied, "Hey." He captured my mouth again. Oh Lord! I will never get tired of kissing this man.
We stayed like that until our friends called us to join them. I don't know what the sleeping arrangements will be this weekend but if I end up in the same room as him I can't promise that I'll behave.
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