Quick little AN to start... Thank you very much to Tarbecca for the rec on ADF a few weeks back. And welcome to all you!

She gripped my hair tightly and bit my lip, causing me to groan. I reached up and gripped her wrists, about to pull her away when she sucked on my tongue and I lost my brain. I grabbed her around the waist and pushed her up against the door of her house, shoving my tongue into her mouth enthusiastically.

A car horn forced me to look behind us at the van full of guys. Emmett turned his finger around a few times, urging me to hurry it up.

Bella's head was leaning back against the door, her eyes closed and her chest heaving with her heavy breathing.

I rested my forehead against hers and nipped her lips quickly.

"I'm going to miss you," I murmured.

"Me, too," she said breathlessly. "I'll see you in a month in Portland."

"I'll be counting down the seconds, dolly," I promised. My right hand slipped down to her arse. "Remember to bring your little skirt."

Her face flashed red and she smacked my arm. "Get the hell outta here. You're pushing your luck, darling."

I leaned into her ear, trapping her against the door between my arms. "I can't wait to push into something else."

She pushed me away, her eyes wide with shock. I laughed and stumbled backwards towards the van.

"Don't forget!" I called to her.

"I'm going to leave it at home just to spite you," she spat, crossing her arms, but smiling at me anyway.

I blew her a kiss as the van pulled away.

After we turned off her block, I leaned back in my seat, unable to wipe the grin off my face.

"So," Emmett blurted, "you tapped that yet, Eddie?"

I rolled my eyes, but didn't answer.

"Ah, you know they're waiting," Jasper said exasperatedly. "Why you gotta bug the poor guy?"

"It makes me happy that Ed got the girl, but still hasn't had sex," Emmett said with a shrug. "It's been a month, and you're still stuck on mackin' and the occasional cheb grab."

"Better than what you're getting," I reminded him.

"Eh, when I get back, Angie'll be waiting for me," he said with a grin.

How those two worked was beyond me. Angela was a sweet Glennie that hardly swore or drink, truly living up to her name. Then there was Emmett, who used "fuck" as a comma most days and could drink anyone under the table without a second thought. They had, however, hit it off pretty well. Even came on some double dates with Bella and me.

In the end, all four of us got Glennies. Liam was holed up with Maggie. Apparently they left together after I chased Bella the second time I met her, and locked themselves up in Liam's apartment for the rest of the weekend. He wouldn't shut up about the girl.

This was the first time I wasn't really exciting to be hitting the road again, and the only reason why I wasn't happy was because Bella wasn't in the van going away with me.

Despite not having a very vast physical relationship with the girl, I was developing feelings for her pretty quickly. And, Jasper liked to also point out that it was probably because of the lack of physical aspect of our relationship that I was falling for her this quickly. Apparently when you don't have sex every time you see a girl, you actually get the chance to learn about them, and I had learnt a lot about Bella in the past month.

Obviously there were things that annoyed me. She was, for the most part, a confident girl, but every once in a while, she would get a crippling attack of low self-esteem that would last about a day, and I could hardly stand to be around her when she was going through it. She put herself down and questioned why I was with her, especially since I wasn't getting laid. We'd talked about it, and she wasn't entirely sure where it stemmed from. Her ex had worshipped the ground she'd walked on, and she'd ended things with him when he decided to do a semester abroad in Australia. She had two loving parents and a normal childhood. The fact that she didn't have daddy issues or a shithead for an ex made it even more frustrating.

I know she hated how crass I was, but that was something that was ingrained into my damn DNA. I couldn't help the dirty jokes and the curse words that punctuated my sentences. That was just...Scottish. Who I was. Who I would always be. She was getting better about it, but she was this innocent girl that had been protected from all things disgusting until she left for uni, and even then, she'd been sheltered by her ex from the big, bad world. I was quite the shock for her ears.

It was the first time I'd actually had things to talk about to the rest of the band in regards to a women other than how tight her body was and if she was a screamer or a moaner. It was weird, getting relationship advice from the guys.

We went to Idaho for a couple of days, then Montana, and down into Wyoming, over to Utah and Nevada. We played in northern California a little, and then finally – fucking finally – we were in Portland.

The month had dragged so much slower than any of the other tours we'd been on. I talked to Bella every day, multiple times a day, just even to hear her cooking supper. I was fully aware of how disgustingly needy I was being, but I couldn't help it. I was hooked on her. She didn't seem to mind the attention either. I heard from Jasper, via Alice, that Bella got a huge smile on her face every time I texted her. I felt like a damn fool for grinning so big when I found that out, but oh well.

I was jittery as we waited in the bar for the place to fill up. Every time the door opened, my head would snap and my eyes would search for my dolly. Every time it wasn't her, I would get a little more irritated.

Finally, she walked through the door about half an hour before the show was scheduled to start. Mary Alice ran and leapt into Jasper's arms, but Bella strolled over confidently, her smile smug, like she knew I'd been watching the door like a dog waiting for her.

Her hands were around her belt loops, so I grabbed onto them as well and dragged her body closer to mine before smiling and pecking her on the lips quickly.

"I missed ya, lass," I murmured.

She smiled up at me. "I missed you, too."

I leaned in for a longer kiss then, cupping her cheek with my right hand and tightening my hold on her belt loop with the other. I explored her mouth for a little while before pulling back to catch my breath. She buried her face in my neck and pressed a hot, open-mouthed kiss there.

"I can't wait to get you alone in that hotel room," she murmured against my skin.

I thought my stomach was gunna drop right out my ass at that.

Thinking there will be only two more chapters. A lemony chapter to end off the story, and then an epilogue.

Thanks for reading!