Chapter 4


I was sitting at the table with my laptop looking over some online courses, but I wasn't finding any that interested me at the moment.

I looked up to see Edward coming in with his laptop and a notebook.

"Baby, I need some input about your birthday. Will you help me plan it?" he asked.

"Sure, but it better not be a big deal."

"It won't be, but I'd like your help to make sure its the way you want it."

"Okay, what are you hung up on?"

"Everything. Where to have it, what to serve, colors, cake, etc."

"Here at the house is fine, serve simple foods. I like those best anyway, you know I love blue and purple and I love chocolate."

"You're so easy to please, baby. Sure, you don't want some fancy party?"


"Is there anything you want?" he asked.

"Can we plan the trip with Emmett and Rosalie to the Greek Isles?" I asked.

"Of course if that's what you would like."

"It is."

"That's not the only thing I'm getting you."

"You don't need to get me a thing."

"I do so," he said as he typed on his laptop.

"Whatever," I said shaking my head, knowing its no good to say anything.

"Bella, do you know when you want to go to the Greek Isles?"

"No, when do you think a good time would be?"

"Do you want to go after Halloween?" he asked.

"Sure, that sounds nice."

"How about the Isle of Rhodes?" he asked.

"Sure, anywhere you decide is fine with me."

"I kind of want to see Mykonos too, would that be alright?"

"That's fine, I don't know much about the Greek Isles, so wherever you want to go, is fine with me" he said to me.

"We have time to do some research," I said with a smile.

"I'll go ahead and let our security know when we're going to go so they can start making their plans," he told me.

"Sounds good. Let Emmett and Rosalie know too."

"Of course."

"We should let mom and dad know too, since they will be watching the kids."

"That is probably a good idea, baby," he said with a smirk.

"It will be nice to have some alone time again," I told him.

"Definitely. I'm going to rent our own villa, I do not want to stay in the same house as Emmett. If you know what I mean."

"Great idea, just the thought of his jokes and comments makes me shudder."

"I was thinking more about not hearing him and Rose going at it, or having him hear us making love. I rather like when you are loud and I know that you'd be quieter knowing that Emmett was in the same house."

"Oh yeah, I definitely don't want to hear them and knowing Emmett if he heard us he would probably start cheering or something."

"Knowing my immature brother, he'd sit at the breakfast table and mimic every sound."

"Ewwww, was he dropped on his head as a child?"

"Maybe," he said with a laugh. "What were you looking up?"


"Did you find any?"

"Not really," I said with a sigh.

"There's always next semester, baby. Is there anything in particular you are looking for?"

"I was thinking about taking classes in interior design. I really enjoyed helping your mom when I was pregnant with Bailey. It's really interesting and fun."

"That sounds great."

"But they didn't have any classes right now," I said with a sigh.

"I'm sorry."

"It's okay. I guess I can check out the library, maybe they need volunteers or something."

"Okay, Bella."

"You are fine with it?" I asked.

"Of course, sweetheart. I'm fine with anything you decide to do."

"So are you done planning my birthday party?" I asked.

"I think so."

"I'm glad," I said as I heard Grayson waking up in his room. "I'll be right back."

"Okay," he said as I left the room to go upstairs.

I felt happy that we were going on this trip and I think it'd be fun with Rosalie and Emmett, somewhat.

Grayson was babbling to himself when I went in his room.

"Hi sweet boy, you look happy after your nap. Are you ready to go see Daddy?

He gurgled and waved his chubby little arms.

"Let's get you changed and then see if sissy is up," I said as I lifted him up and laid him on the changing table.

After I had him changed we went to get Bailey.

She was laying in her bed sucking her hand.

"Hey Bailey girl, you want to go see daddy?" I asked.

"Da-da," she chattered happily.

"Let's go find Daddy," I took Bailey's hand and lifted Grayson on my hip and we went to find Edward.

He was on the phone when we walked into the living room.

"No, I don't want to have any meetings today. It's my family day," he said.

"Find a fucking way to change it," he yelled into the phone.

I cringed as he yelled and Bailey sucked her fingers into her mouth.

"It's okay, baby girl," I said softly.

I could see both the kids were bothered by Edward's outburst - and it bothered me that he didn't consider them.

I guided Bailey into the kitchen - Edward can come find us when he's in control of himself.

I sat her in her high chair and gave her some of goldfish crackers as I put Grayson in his swing.

Once the kids are set I pulled a pan from the cupboard - plunking it on the stove a little harder than necessary in my annoyance.

I poured the water in the pot and turned it on as I sat at the counter and poured a glass of iced tea.

Edward walked in the kitchen and leaned against the counter.

"Bella," he said as he looked over at me.

"Yes," I said shortly.

"What's wrong?" he asked as I took a sip of my tea.

"Gee, I don't know...I just love our kids being scared of their dad because he's screaming into the phone."

"I didn't see you guys come in the living room."

"That figures."

"What the heck is that supposed to mean?" he said.

"It means that you were too busy yelling on the phone to see us and to see Bailey cringing in fear," I said as I dropped the spaghetti into the boiling water.

"I had business to conduct," he said.

"You could have used your office."

"Fine, sorry," he said.

"Bailey is the one you should apologize to," I told him.

I looked over to see Bailey playing with her goldfish, not looking at Edward.

Edward walked over to her and knelt down in front of her.

"Sweet girl, daddy is sorry he was yelling and scared you. I was upset and I should have been in my office. I'm so sorry," he said softly.

"Da-da mad Ba-ee?" she asked.

"No, baby girl. Daddy's not mad at you."

He leaned forward and kissed her forehead.

"Da-da mad ma-ma?" she asked.

"No baby, I'm not mad at mama either."

"Otay. Ma-ma mad da-da?"

"I think she is, baby."

"Go tiss ma-ma too," she said.

I couldn't hide my smile as I watched them.

He stood up and walked over to me, he stopped in front of me and looked over at Bailey.

"Tiss her, da-da," she said.

Edward turned toward me with a little smirk on his face.

He pulled me slightly to him and placed his lips on mine.

He kissed my lips gently as he held me against him.

"I'm sorry that I upset you and Bailey. Please forgive me," he said as he pulled away.

"Of course I forgive you," I said with a sigh.

"Thank you," he said as Bailey cheered from her seat.

"Who was it on the other end of the phone?" I asked.

"Emmett. He told me that this east coast family were demanding to meet today. I don't bow down to what they want. I'm the boss. Not them."

"When will you meet with them?" I asked.

"I will be flying out to NYC with Emmett on the fourteenth."

"I thought you wouldn't have to go places now that you are the boss."

"I won't have to go to many, but this one is rather important."

"Okay, I understand."

"Do you want to come along?" he asked.

"Really?" I asked.

"Of course," he said looking down at me.

"No its fine. I'll stay here with the kids, but thank you for asking me," I said as I drained the spaghetti.

"Are you sure you don't want to go?" he asked.

"I don't want to be a distraction to you, baby."

"You wouldn't be love, but if you're sure. I won't be gone more than two days or at the most three."

"It's a business trip - the more you can concentrate on business the sooner you'll be home."

"Okay, as long as you are sure."

"I'm sure."

I finished adding the sauce to the spaghetti and then dished us up some of it.

"When do you leave?" I asked as I sat down.

I gave Bailey her spaghetti once it cooled a bit and I helped Grayson hold his bottle up.

He was getting good at holding it, he just needed a bit of help.

"Two days, sorry love."

"So right after my birthday?" I asked.

"Yeah, I'm sorry, baby."

"It's okay, I understand. At least you will be here for the party you planned."

"I wouldn't miss it, baby."

We sat down to eat as he took my hand and held it.

"I am sorry that I scared our kids," he said softly.

"I know," I said squeezing his hand.

We ate in silence other than the kids babbling.

After dinner I cleaned up while Edward took Bailey upstairs for her bath.

I looked over at Grayson as he babbled in his swing.

"I guess you'll be the man of the house when daddy is gone, buddy," I said to Grayson.

He laughed as I picked him up and carried him up that stairs.

I passed Bailey's room and stood in the doorway listening to Edward as he sang to her.

He had a wonderful voice, very calming and so soft.

Bailey was laying on his chest sucking her hand as she drifted off to sleep.

"She's asleep," I said softly from the doorway.

"Is she?" he said picking her up and taking her to her bed.

"I loved hearing you sing to her. It was beautiful."

"Thanks, baby."

"Okay," he said.

"I'll meet you in our room when I'm done."

"Love the sound of that, baby."

I walked across the hall to Grayson's room and laid him in his crib as I started the water for his bath.

I went back to get him and took his clothes off as I placed him in his bath.

He splashed and giggled as I washed him quickly.

"Grayson, the water needs to stay in your tub," I said as he splashed water on me.

He giggled as patted the water with his hands.

"Okay, that's enough sweet boy. Let's get you out now."

I picked him up and wrapped him in a towel as I carried him to the changing table.

I laid him down and put his diaper and his little pajamas on and then I laid him in his crib.

"Good night sweet boy," I said as I kissed his forehead.

I turned the light off and then walked quietly to our room.

I walked in and Edward was sitting against the headboard waiting for me.

"Hey," he said looking up at me.

"Hey yourself, sexy."

He motioned me over to the bed with a grin.

I sauntered over to the bed slowly as his eyes followed my every movement.

I slowly unbuttoned my shirt, watching his eyes darken.

I dropped the shirt to the floor, and slid my pants down and then slipped out of them.

I got on the bed and straddled his legs,"Is this what you wanted?"

"Mmmm, always baby."

I ran my finger down his chest as I leaned in and kissed his lips.

His hands closed around my waist and pulled me closer.

He moved his fingers up my back and him unfastened my bra and dropped it to the floor.

"You are so beautiful, baby. I can't wait to see you all spread out before me."

"What are you waiting for?"

"Just drinking in the view baby, you're so stunning."

"You're silly," I said as I slipped off his lap and laid on the bed next to him.

His hand caressed my face as he leaned into capture my lips.

I couldn't help but moan into his mouth as his tongue swirled with mine.

He pulled me closer till our bodies were flush.

"Edward," I murmured as he pushed my underwear down my legs.

He pushed my legs apart and settled between them as he slid inside me.

We both moaned loudly as he filled me.

He moved inside me - making me feel wonderful.

"You feel so good, baby," he moaned out as he started to move faster.

I pressed my fingers into his back, pulling him in harder.

"You feel so good, too," I said as I clutched him to me.

He moved faster in me...thrusting harder.

His moves were getting faster and stronger - shaking our bed, and banging the headboard on the wall.

"Yes, Edward, fuck," I said as I thrusted up against him.

He moved faster, reaching for the headboard for leverage.

"Bella, I'm so close...are you?" he panted out.

"Yes," I moaned out.

He continued thrusting in and out as a fast pace as our headboard slammed against the wall.

"Fuck, baby.. yes, yes," he yelled as he thrusted deeper and I felt his body trembling above mine.

His fingers moved to my nipple, twisting it as my walls clamped onto him and I came hard.

"Edward," I cried out as I squirted around him.

"Yes Bella, fuck.. so good," he said as he stilled and emptied inside me.

He collapsed on top of me as he leaned his forehead against mine.

"Always so good, baby," he whispered against my lips.

"Yes," I said as I held him close.

"Every time is always so good baby," he said.

"I love you, Edward. I'm sorry I was mad before."

"It's okay, baby, you were right I should have been in my office."

"I just hate being mad at you," I said as I shifted against him.

"I hate it too," he said.

"I like the making up part though," I said with a laugh.

"Very true - that is good," he said with a smile.

"I love your smile, Edward."

"Thank you, baby, I love yours too."

I yawned against him as I snuggled into his side.

"We can sleep, baby," he said as he kissed my forehead.

I snuggled against him - I will really miss him when he's gone.

I closed my eyes and fell asleep.

I awoke to an empty bed.

"Edward?" I called out in the darkness.

I climbed out of bed and felt my way to the closet for a robe.

When I got to the hall I heard the soft sound of Edward's piano.

I loved listening to him play.

I walked to the door and opened it slowly, I didn't want to disturb him.

I slipped inside and sat on the couch behind him.

I listened to the beautiful melody he was weaving in awe.

I couldn't help the tears that fell from my eyes, the melody was so haunting.

He stopped playing as I stood up and walked behind him.

"That was beautiful, Edward. Is it new?" I asked putting my arms around his shoulders.

"Yeah, kind of fits my mood right now."

"What's wrong?"

"Just thinking, baby."

"About what?" I asked pushing his hair out of his eyes.

"If I'm doing things right."

"You're doing things the way Aro would've done right?"

"I'm trying."

"I know you are, I think you are doing wonderful," I said as he pushed back from the piano and I sat in his lap.

"Really? I feel like a lost child."

"For a lost child, you are doing remarkably well. You handled that family that were trying to take over our territory, and you didn't even have to use violence. Can you imagine if Emmett was the boss?"

He laughed out loud and it was nice to see his beautiful smile.

"We would have a freaking bloodbath on our hands if Emmett was the boss."

"Yeah I know."

"I'm just worried about letting everyone down," he said as he laid his head on my chest.

"Baby, you're not letting anyone down."

"I just feel like I am or I will in the future."

"Not a chance, baby."

He pulled me close to him, "Thank you for always knowing what I need to hear."

"Anytime, my love."

I stood up and reached my hand out to him, "Come with me."

He took my hand and I led him back up the stairs to our bedroom.

I opened the door and led him inside, "Take your shorts off and lay on the bed," I said as I shut the door.

I watched as he took his shorts off and laid back on the bed.

He put his hands behind his back and laid there waiting for me.

I untied my robe and dropped it to the floor as I crawled up on the bed.

I straddled his legs as I moved up to his very rigid cock stood at attention.

I stroked his cock firmly.

"Bella, that feels so good."

I stroked harder, watching his eyes close in pleasure.

I leaned down and pressed my lips to his tip as I kept stroking him.

I let his tip slip between my lips and sucked gently.

"Fuck Bella," he exclaimed as I sucked him in deeper.

I increase my pace, sucking him further into my mouth.

His fingers moved to my hair threading in gently.

He slowly guided me over his cock, as I could feel it getting harder in my mouth.

I continued pumping and sucking him harder.

"B..bella," he panted out as his hand tightened in my hair.

I hollowed my cheeks and took him in even further and he moaned in response.

I looked up at him through my lashes to see his eyes closed and his mouth open as he moaned and gripped the sheets as he twitched in my mouth.

He arched off the bed just slightly, pushing a little more of himself into my mouth.

"Fuck... fuck... Bella... yes," he murmured as he came hard down my throat.

I licked him clean as I released his cock, and looked up at him.

He opened his eyes and looked at me, as I smiled at him.

"Fuck that was fantastic, baby."

"I'm glad I could make you feel good."

"Always baby."

"You always take such good care of me, Edward. I wanted to do something for you."

"You always take good care of me too."

I leaned up and kissed his lips as he wrapped his arms around me, pulling my body flush with his.

"I love you, baby," he said as he brushed his lips over mine.

"I love you."

"Happy Birthday, baby," he said as he moved his hands over my back.

"Thank you," I said quietly.

"I think you will enjoy your party, its exactly the way you like it."

"I know I will."

"I can't wait to spoil you and mom is keeping the kids for us after your party," he said as he sucked the side of my neck.

"That's already an awesome surprise."

"She wants to watch them so that I can spoil you, my love."

"You always spoil me and I love it, even though sometimes you go overboard," I said as I pushed some hair off his forehead.

"I like going overboard," he said with a smile.

"Did you go overboard?" I asked as I propped my head up with my hands on his chest.

"I might have...just a bit."

"Edward, what did you do?" I asked.

"If I tell you it won't be a surprise."

"You know how much I hate surprises."

"I think you'll like this."

"I probably will like it but I worry you went way overboard."


"Trust me."

"I do," I said as I leaned up and kissed his lips.

"That's good," he said as his arms circle my waist.

"Let's rest a bit, before the kids wake up," I said softly as I snuggled into his chest.

"Sounds like a good plan.

"I love you," I said softly as I kissed over his heart.

"I love you, baby."

I drifted off to sleep happily in his arms.

When I wake up its to the sound of Bailey's voice.

"Hap Berfday ma-ma," she said.

I sit up to see her toddling into the room holding a card and a few purple flowers in her small hand.

"Hey Bailey, what do you have?" I asked.

"Pwetty fowers for ma-ma."

"Where's daddy?" I asked.

"Here we are," Edward said, walking into the room with Grayson.

"Hi my sweet boys, you were up before me," I said looking at Edward.

"Yeah, I heard these two munchkins get up - thought you could sleep in on your birthday."

"Thank you," I said softly as I lifted Bailey onto the bed.

"Open da card, ma-ma. It from me and gway."

I ripped open the card and read it with tears in my eyes.

Edward had signed their names but he had also inked each of their hands and put their little hand prints in the card.

"T.. this.. is so perfect. Thank you so much," I said through my tears.

"I'm glad you liked it. I have their gift for you right here," he said as he handed me a small box.

"What did you do?" I asked.

"I didn't do anything, it's from the kids."

"Sure it is, Edward Anthony Masen Cullen."

"It is, Bailey told me she wanted to get this for you."

"Is that so? Bailey, what did you want to get ma-ma?" I asked her.

"Pwetty ears," she said.

"Just open it."

"Fine, I'll open it," I said as I ripped off the paper and then opened the little box.

I opened the little package and gasped when I saw the earrings inside.

"Ed.. ward, these are beautiful, but too much."

"Bailey picked them out," he said with a smirk.

"Never too much baby."

"Ma-ma, lik-ee?" Bailey asked.

"Ma-ma loves them, Bailey."

She clapped her hands as Edward kissed my cheek.

"I'll give you my gift at the party," he said softly.

"Okay," I said as my stomach growled.

"I have breakfast waiting for us, baby," Edward said as he handed me my robe.

I slipped into it, picked up Bailey and followed him downstairs.

I couldn't wait to see what he made for breakfast.

Grayson babbled happily in Edward's arms and Bailey held tightly to my hand as we went down the stairs.

I walked into the kitchen to see the table set, complete with purple balloons and chocolate chip pancakes and bacon, fruit and juice all set up for me.

"Happy Birthday, love," he said as he kissed my cheek.

"Thank you," I said.

He pulled out my chair and motioned for me to sit down.

"This all looks wonderful," I said.

"I hope they taste wonderful."

"I'm sure it will."

We put the kids in their seats and Edward served me breakfast.

"This is wonderful," I told him, taking a big bite of pancake.

His smile lit up his whole face, "I'm so glad, you know I'm a terrible cook."

We ate quietly as we held hands and watched the kids eat.

Bailey was a sticky mess by the time she was done with the pancake.

"Yum yum da-da," Bailey said.

She had powdered sugar and syrup everywhere, but her smile said she was happy.

"Looks like someone is going to need a bath," I said looking at Bailey.

"Yeah I think so," Edward said with a laugh.

Once we were finished, Edward took all the dishes and stacked them in the dishwasher.

"Are there a lot of people coming tonight?" I asked.

"No baby, just family."

"Okay, I'm fine with that."

"I know you wouldn't want a crowd of strangers."

"You know me so well," I told him.

"How does it feel to be twenty-one?" he asked.

"The same - I don't really feel much different."

"You look beautiful this morning."

"You're biased."

"I'm not. You do look beautiful."

"You'd say that if I didn't look good," I said.

We laughed as we gathered the kids up and took them upstairs to get ready for the day.

We all dressed casually since it was just going to be a family day.

"What would you like to do, baby? We can do anything you'd like," he said softly.

"Can we go swimming?" I asked.

"Sure, baby."

I smiled up at him as he got out Bailey's swim suit and found a pair of swim diapers for Grayson, not that he really needs them.

Edward and I changed into ours quickly and I threw a sundress over mine.

I carried Grayson as Edward lifted Bailey in his arms.

"You ready to go swimming, Bailey girl?" he asked.

"Yeah sim fun."

We both laughed as she giggled.

Once at the pool, Edward put her floaties on and helped me put Grayson in him floating baby seat that Alice found for him.

Bailey splashed and laughed, she was having a ball.

Grayson giggled as he kicked his feet in the water.

It was nice to just relax with my family.

Edward swam around us and tried to grab my feet as I held onto Grayson.

I enjoyed watching Edward splash and laugh with our kids.

I wanted our lives to stay peaceful like this, but I don't think it will.

I determined not to think about it and enjoy today.

"Ma - ma spash," Bailey squealed as she splashed me.

Edward laughed loudly from next to me as I turned and splashed him.

"Who's laughing now, mister," I said as with a smile.

Edward grabbed me around the waist, "Should I toss her, Bailey?"

"Ma-ma, toss," she said with a squeal.

"No," I screamed kicking and giggling as Edward heaved me up and tossed me in the water.

"I can't believe you actually did that," I said as I reemerged.

"Bailey told me too," he said with a smirk.

"You always listen to babies less than two years old."

"Yes, of course. Especially if she's my daughter."

"You are such sucker."

"Yeah, that may be," he said as he reached for me and pulling me to his chest. "Are you really mad at me?"

"No, not at all," I told him with a smile.

He leaned in and captured my lips in his as Bailey clapped and splashed her hands in the water.

We both laughed as we separated.

"Ba-ee hungee."

"I'm making lunch, baby. It's your birthday and I'm waiting on you," he said as he lifted Grayson from his seat.

"Edward, I can help."

"No need, baby, I got this."

"But.. I .."

"No buts, Bella. I intend to spoil you every minute of today."

"Fine, can I get the kids dressed while you make lunch?"

"I suppose I'll let you do that."

"Good. Is there anything particular you want me to wear for the party tonight."

"Nope, whatever you like, baby."

"Okay," I said as we walked inside and I took Grayson from him and held Bailey's hand and walked towards the stairs.

I took the kids upstairs and got them dressed and then I got myself dressed as they played on the bed.

I chose a pair of black pants and a dark blue top with black sequins down the middle.

I hope Edward will like what I picked.

"Ma-ma pwetty," Bailey said.

"Thanks, sweet girl. Are we ready to see what daddy made for lunch?"

"Hungee," she said, rubbing her little tummy.

I picked up Grayson and took her little hand in mine as we left the bed and walked down the stairs.

The food smelled good as we came down stairs.

Edward was just setting our plates down when we walked in.

"Hey love, you look beautiful," he said as he came and picked up Bailey and put her in her seat.

"Is it okay?" I asked as I put Grayson in his high chair next to Bailey.

"You look perfect."

"Thank you. It smells great in here," I said softly.

Edward had made grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and soup.

"I hope that they taste good," he said as he sat next to me.

"I'm sure they will be perfect. Thank you for making this day special."

"It's not over yet, love."

"What have you got up your sleeve?"

"Many surprises, my love," he said with a wink.

"Mmm... yum-yum, da-da," Bailey said with a giggle.

I couldn't help but smile as I looked at my family, I felt so loved and so happy.

Even though Edward would be leaving tomorrow for a few days, I knew that everything would be fine.

We ate quietly and every so often Bailey would giggle or say little things that would make us laugh.

I pushed my plate away when I was finished, "Thank you for making lunch, you really didn't have to. I could've helped."

"I wanted to do it, baby. I love spoiling you. You cook for us all the time, not to mention you take awesome care of us and if I can do this for you I will. You deserve to be taken care of too," he said softly as he put his hand on my cheek.

"It's just hard for me, I'm used to taking care of everyone."

"I know, baby and you do a great job."

"Will you let me help you clean up?" I asked.

"I guess I can let you help me with that, even though I'd rather you didn't."

I just laughed but I really appreciate everything he did.

I got up and took our plates to the sink and started to wash them off as he cleaned up Bailey and Grayson.

We finished up and then we picked up the kids and took them into the living room.

"What are we going to do now?" I asked Edward.

"Not sure, is there something you want to do?"

"No, I just thought you'd have an idea."

"I didn't plan every minute since its your birthday - I didn't want you to feel you had no choices."

"We can just cuddle on the couch, while the kids nap or play."

"Sounds perfect baby."

I took Grayson and he took Bailey up to their rooms and get them settled for their naps.

They seemed to be tired from swimming this morning, they went right to sleep.

"Hopefully they won't be too rambunctious for mom and dad tonight," I said quietly as we left Bailey's room.

"They shouldn't be, our children are angels just like their ma-ma," he said as he lifted me up in his arms and heading towards our bedroom.

"Edward," I squealed. "I thought we were going to cuddle on the couch."

"Nope, new plan. I'm going to make you scream my name instead as I pleasure you with my tongue."

He laid me on the bed gently as he removed my shirt and pants, and I laid there in my dark blue bra and matching underwear.

"Damn baby, you look all gorgeous laying there."

He ran his hands up along my legs, up to my hips as he pulled down my tiny underwear.

"Mmm... Baby, so wet for me."

"Always for you," I said as I propped myself up on my elbows, looking down at him.

He smiled a wicked smile as he looked up at me.

He leaned in and swiped his tongue over my slick folds.

He hummed against me, "You taste so good, baby."

I couldn't do nothing but moan as his tongue flicked over my clit.

I could feel him smile against me as he sucked my clit between his lips.

It felt so good.

"Mmmm... yes... Edward."

I let my fingers slip down into his hair to let him know I wanted more.

He slipped two fingers inside me as he continued to lap at my clit.

I arched against his hand as he pumped faster into me.

"Ooohh.. yeah.. that's it," I murmured as he curled his fingers inside me.

He pumped faster and sucked me harder.

"Yes Edward, oh fuck yes."

I arched off the bed as I came on and around him.

He slowly pulled his fingers from me and sat up on his knees as he sucked his fingers clean.

I looked up at him with a smile.

"That was amazing, Edward."

"I love making you feel good, baby," Edward said, scooting up next to me.

I tried to move my hand down to his pants, but he stopped me.

"Not today, love. It's all about you," he said as he kissed my forehead. "Besides we have to get up because mom will be here with the food for the party."

"Alright, maybe later?" I said with a smile.

He nodded as he helped me up and then I put my pants back on and went to fix my hair.

"Don't forget to wear Bailey and Grayson's present," he said with a smirk.

"Of course," I said putting them on.

"They look beautiful on you."

"Thank you, Edward, I really do love them."

We could hear Grayson babbling in his room as Bailey called for her daddy.

"I guess they are awake," I said as we walked toward the door.

"I'll pack Bailey's overnight bag," he said as he kissed my forehead.

"Okay, I'll get Grayson's ready," I said as I walked towards his room.

It didn't take either of us long to get the kids stuff ready.

They didn't need much for overnight at Grandma's.

I really just wanted this party over, even though he said it was just family, I still hated being the center of attention.

We heard the doorbell and I knew it was Esme.

She came in followed by Seth and Rosalie.

"Happy Birthday, Bella," they said as they came in with bags, and food.

"Thank you, can I help with anything?" I asked.

"No, no, dear, we got it," Esme said.

I huffed as I sat back down on the couch and pouted.

I hated that no one would let me help with anything.

I could hear Esme directing everyone in what they were supposed to do.

Even Edward was helping, so I just picked up my a book and thumbed through it.

Bailey and Grayson were on their play mat playing with toys.

I didn't like sitting here while everyone else was working so hard.

I hoped this party would get over fast, I hated them.

The doorbell rang and I got up to get it before anyone else could.

I opened the door to see Jasper, Alice and Carlie standing there.

I haven't seen Alice since Aro's party.

I just stood there - I wasn't sure what to say.

"Happy Birthday, Bella," Alice said softly with a smile.

"Ummm, thank you," I told her, finally finding my voice.

She stepped forward and pulled me into a gentle hug.

"I'm so sorry for everything I said to you and to Edward. I'm sorry for ruining the friendship that we had," she said softly.

I hugged her back," I'm afraid to forgive you, so easily. But I'm so glad you got help."

"I didn't want to at first. I was a horrible patient, but being in solitary confinement gave me a lot of time to see how bad I was. The day and night of Aro's party was the worst. Then the guilt I felt over his death, I knew I had to admit I had a problem. I know I shouldn't expect you to forgive me, I was horrible," she said as Edward and Esme walked into the living room.

"I do forgive you," I said as I hugged her tighter.

"Hi, Alice, glad you decided to come," Edward said, not sounding surprised to see her.

"You knew?" I asked as I pulled away from Alice.

"Yeh, surprise, baby."

"I can't believe you didn't tell me," I said.

"That was my idea," Alice said. "I wanted it to be a surprise so that you wouldn't dread seeing me. I really am better Bella. I didn't want to come home until I was sure I was better. I never wanted to hurt my family again. I've talked with Edward a lot about what I said and how I was acting and I knew I hurt you and him a lot."

"I know, Alice. I forgive you."

"You're so forgiving, Bella. Way more than you should be, I was a bitch with a capital B."

"You were sick."

"Yeah, I see that now," she said with a small smile as the doorbell rang and Edward went to get it.

I looked up to see Emmett coming in with a cake.

Why in the hell would they trust him with the cake?

"Awesome, you made it without eating it."

"I wouldn't do that to my lil sis. I didn't even lick it," he said with a smirk.

"Yo Alice, how you doin?" he said looking at her.

"I'm doing good," she said softly as we all went to sit down.

"We are just waiting on dad," Edward said as he wrapped his arm around my waist.

"When is dad getting here? I'm so hungry, just driving in my car with that cake has made me so fucking hungry," Emmett said as mom and Rosalie slapped the back of his head.

"Oww.. that fucking hurt," he said.

"No, no unca Em," Bailey said hitting Emmett in the calf.

I couldn't help but laugh at Bailey's little scrunched brow as she looked up at Emmett.

Emmett pouted as his niece looked at him.

"You don't let me have any fun, Bailey," he said, pretending to be mad.

"Em tan pay wif Ba-ee," she said tugging on Emmett's pants.

"I would love to play with you, Miss Bailey," he said as he took her hand.

"Be nice, Emmett and watch your language," Edward told him.

"I will - I'm not retarded."

We watched as Bailey took his hand and walked him to her play area and she sat down.

"What are we going to play?" he asked.

"Wes up," she said.

Bailey had him sit down as she pulled out her crown and her doll.

"Unca Em," she said as she handed him the crown.

Emmett took the crown and put it on his head.

"You pwisses," Bailey said to Emmett.

I couldn't resist taking their picture.

"Hey, no pictures," Emmett said grumpily.

"Too bad, already took some," I said with a laugh as the front door opened and Carlisle came in.

"Nice crown, son," Carlisle said with a laugh.

"Awesome dad's here, we can eat," Emmett said as he took the crown off and stood up.

"Hold up there you big oaf - birthday girl and Bailey get to go first," Edward said.

"So not fair, bro."

"It's her birthday, dork."

"Fine," he huffed as me and Bailey walking into the dining room followed by Edward.

Food was set out buffet style on the table - everything looked great.

I made mine and Bailey's plate as Edward made his.

Emmett was right on Edward's heels grumbling about how everyone was trying to starve him to death.

"Emmett, chill out there is plenty of food," I said as I walked passed him.

I walked over to the table where Rosalie was sitting with Bailey.

"Hey Rose, how are things?" I asked as I sat down.

"Pretty good - I think we're going to try again...for a baby."

"That's awesome, before or after Greece?"

"Maybe during," she said with a grin.

"That's awesome, Rose. Edward has started planning our trip."

"I'm so excited about going," she said.

"Me too, it will be so fun."

"He's planning on renting two villas," I told her.

"That's good," she said with a smirk.

Nothing else needed to be said.

Everyone ate and talked and then we moved back into the living room, as Edward announced that it was present time.

I was not as excited about this part of my birthday.

I opened each gift - nothing was really shocking - everyone gave a thoughtful and tasteful gift except Emmett...because he's Emmett.

Of course Edward went way beyond what was expected by giving me the matching necklace and ring to the earrings the kids gave me.

He fastened the necklace on me as I slid the ring on my finger.

"Simply beautiful," he said as he kissed my hand.

"Thank you, Edward, I love them."

"Wow love, I was expecting your wrath."

"I'll let it slide this time."

He leaned over and kissed me as Emmett snickered.

"Quiet you," Edward said.

"I think its cute," Alice said with a smile.

"Sure in a nauseating sort of way," Emmett said.

"We are the same way Emmy Bear, just not in front of everyone. Edward and Bella aren't afraid to show their affection for each other in front of people," Rose said.

"Whatever, don't call me Emmy Bear out in public. I have a rep to protect."

We all laughed at Emmett.

Mom and Alice went to get the cake, and everyone sang happy birthday to me.

I blew out the candles and then Alice cut the cake and everyone ate.

Bailey had her own small piece of cake and she made quite the mess with it.

After I was finished I picked up Bailey to clean her up so that she and Grayson could go with Grandma and Pop pop, as Bailey called him.

"You be a good girl, Bailey, okay?"

"Otay, ma-ma."

"That's my girl."

Edward and I kissed our kids as Esme and Carlisle gathered the kids.

"Thanks so much for this mom and dad."

"You're welcome, we know how important it is to have alone time as a couple. Plus we love having or grandkids over," Dad said.

"Just call us when you're ready for your kids back," dad said.

"Okay, I leave tomorrow for NYC with Emmett at one, so I'll come and get them about nine or so," Edward said.

Carlisle nodded as he picked up Grayson.

"Da-da, tiss pwease," Bailey said.

"Of course, baby girl," he told her as he picked her up and kissed her. "Daddy loves you. Be good for Pop pop and Grandma."

She nodded and leaned into Edward.

"She seems tired. You shouldn't have any problems with her," I said as I put my arm around Edward's waist.

He just laughed as Edward sat Bailey on her feet and she took Grandma's hand.

"We'll see you tomorrow," Esme said as they went out the door.

"Alone at last," Edward said as he scooped me up and carried me towards the stairs.

"Edward, put me down. I need to clean up."

"Nope, its already done. Alice cleaned up for us," he said as he nearly sprinted up the stairs.

He opened our bedroom door and kicked it shut as he strode towards the bed.


"I want to show you how much I love you, plus I want to see you in nothing but your beautiful necklace as I make love to you."

He laid me gently back on the bed and stripped my clothes off.

He took off his shirt and pants as I looked up at him.

"You are so beautiful, love," he said.

"You make me feel that way."

He leaned in and kissed my lips, palming my bare breast.

"I knew this necklace would look stunning between your breasts."

He leaned down kissing first one nipple and then the other, his tongue peeking out to brush across each one.

His hand slid between my thighs and his fingers parted my folds.

"Always so wet for me, baby."

His kisses moved down my stomach and over my mound.

He used his fingers to spread my folds apart as he leaned in and licked from my entrance up to my clit and then back down again.

"Fuck," I moaned out.

"Edward," I said as I writhed against him. "Please, I need more."

He pushed two fingers inside me as he sucked my clit between his lips.

I loved the feel of his fingers deep inside me as he pulled them in and out as he curled them upward.

He licked faster and pushed his fingers in deeper.

I could feel my orgasm building as I moved against him and arched my back off the bed.

"Fuck yes, Edward." I called out as my walls clamped onto his fingers.

"That's it, love. Come all over my fingers," he said as he continued thrusting in and out of me.

I could feel myself squirting onto him.

"Yes, love, that's it," he said.

As my body calmed down, he slowly pulled his fingers from me and prompted slipped them into his mouth

He licked them clean and then leaned up to capture my lips in his.

Our tongues slid against each others as I moaned at the taste of myself on him.

He moved his hands between us and guided himself inside me.

He filled me completely.

"Oh fuck, yes Edward," I moaned out.

He moved slowly in and out me as he gripped my hands in his.

"Mmm.. yeah fuck... you feel so good around me," he said.

"So do you," I moaned out.

He pumped in and out, filling me further with each thrust.

"Fuck, Edward! Harder! Please harder," I moaned out.

"Anything you wish, baby," he said as he pushed my legs up by my chest and the gripped behind my knees as he thrusted in harder.

"Yes! Yes! Fuck yes!"

He continued thrusting harder into me and I could feel him hitting deeper inside me.

"You're so fucking tight this way, baby, I'm so close."

"I... I'm so close, too."

He moved his hands up to the headboard and thrusted into me relentlessly.

"Mmm.. yeah, Edward... fuck so good. I.. I'm so .. close."

I reached down between us and started rubbing my clit, driving over the edge till my walls clenched and I came hard around him.

"Fuck... yes.. yes, Edward," I screamed as I gripped onto his shoulders as he continued thrusting inside me.

"Fuck baby," he roared as I felt him tighten and spill inside me.

I wrapped my legs around his back as he collapsed on top of me, leaning his forehead against mine.

"Happy Birthday, love," he whispered against my lips.

"Thank you so much for making this birthday special."

"That's always my goal, love."

"I love you," I said with a yawn.

"I love you, my love."

"I hate that you have to leave tomorrow, but I know that you will be safe and that you will come home to me."

"I will always come home to you, love.

I nodded as he turned us to our sides and he snuggled in behind me.

"Let's get some sleep, love," he said kissing my lips as we snuggled into each other.

"Okay, I love you Edward."

"I love you, Bella."

I felt my eyes get heavy as I drifted off to sleep wrapped in my love's arms.