(At Charlie's in Bella's room)
"Edward, we really need to tal…" was just about all she was able to get out before I tilted her face upwards and started to kiss her, this kiss was not like the careful kisses that we had shared before, it had a little more passion. Her heart sped up and nearly stopped. When Bella had to come up for air I simply moved my lips to the hallow of her neck.
"Mmph" I said into the hallow of her neck. I wondered what was coming. Would she yell at me? If she did I deserved it.
"Why do we torture ourselves like this?"
"I don't understand what you are saying. And how is this classified as torture?" I replied.
"Well Edward, the smell of my blood to you is so tempting that it causes you physical pain to be near me and not drain me. I addition I really enjoy waking up next to you and kissing you but there is so much more out there to do." It was now my turn to talk.
"Bella, I hope that this comes out right, I love to lie next to you and watch you sleep and kissing you more than eternity, further more your blood is the best smelling thing out there to me. But that doesn't mean that I am willing to lose control. So what more is there to want?" the look in her eye told me that there was much more to want. The next thing I knew I was being straddled by Bella, wow things surely do move quickly when Bella wants something. I suddenly felt something that I hadn't felt since I was human; Bella had given me a rise. She must have felt it because the next thing out of her mouth was
"Edward, now what where you just saying? I think that you want this more than I do" she sounded so innocent but I knew that beneath that façade lay the Bella that wanted me more than anything else. I couldn't help myself but to press my lips against hers. I couldn't wait until she was one of us so I wouldn't have to always be so careful. But I had to ask. "Bella are you sure you want to do this?" I hoped against all hope that she would say yes but some fraction of me was screaming think about her virtue, you don't want to hurt her.
"Why on earth would you even ask that question? Of course I do. But first I would like my human minute." Before I even got a chance to wonder why she was interrupting this I got an answer. "I'll be fast though so don't worry. I just need to wash my hair really quickly so it will dry by 11:00."
"Okay." I replied "would you like me to join you?" even I would admit that it was a shot in the dark. Her answer startled me as much as the question.
"Of course you can Edward" wow how much does Bella love me? She loves me too much. I wasted no time in getting to the bathroom and turning on the hot water I was so absorbed in worrying if the temperature of the water would be right for Bella that I almost didn't notice it when two warm arms snaked up from behind me to my chest. A voice whispered in my ear. "You know young man when you take a shower you should be naked" I turned around to see Bella bearing it all and wearing absolutely nothing. My god she is beautiful.
"Who are you calling young?" I asked playing along.
"Are we going in or are we going to make Charlie's water bill insanely high this month?" she countered and with that we where in the shower. It was the best shower I ever had. (A/N NOTHING HAPPENED well you couldn't say that but they still have their 'virtue')
When we were out of the shower and she had changed into her sleep clothes we had resumed with our feverish kissing. When she came up for air I peeled my lips off of her skin and asked "Bella, what day would you like to be married?"
"August fourteenth. Why? I thought that the date was already set" I looked up at her in shock.
"She is but I just wanted your input; why August fourteenth?" I asked. I was wondering if Alice had set me up again.
"Because it just feels right, it has a certain ring to it. I don't think I can explain it"
She was right. "Oh and Edward I would like to negotiate a few things with you." I sighed inwardly. Here we go again, I've told her a thousand times that we would wait until marriage but would she listen, NO. What came out of her mouth shocked me, a lot. "Edward, I….I….I'm not" this was getting ridiculous. With every word she stuttered through her face got a deeper and deeper red. "You're not what Bella?" I asked
"I'm not ready to become a Vampire" she whispered so lowly that I could barely hear it. "And this is bad why?"
"Because…because…" she couldn't get anything else out and collapsed onto my chest. Her heat to me is like sight to the blind, I had gone without heat for so long that when I had it I realized what I was missing for those ninety something years.
"Bella, Bella shush nothing is wrong. I understand that you don't want to say good-bye to your family and friends at such a young age. It's perfectly fine that you would like to wait a while, who knows after a few years you may not want to change at all." If Jasper was here he would be able to feel the pure hope radiating off of me, why was I pushing my luck so far today?
"Edward, I love you but I don't want to be thirty" she shuddered at the word. Why she shudders at the mention of age and marriage I will never understand. "There's also something else I would like to say Edward. I want Jacob and Charlie at my wedding" it was here turn to sound hopeful.
"Don't worry about it, Jacob was already invited and Alice may be able to work some of her magic on Charlie" not to mention my plan to make sure that Bella had the best possible marriage she could, maybe she would consider repeating the experience every few years. "So when would you like to be changed?"
"In about two years, it would be less noticeable if I went to spend a semester in northern Canada than if I was changed right away."
"Bella nothing would make me happier than to wait a while to change you. But I must ask you once again why did you choose August fourteenth?"
"The answer is every bit the same as it was five minutes ago. It just feels right."
"Did Alice tell you that August fourteenth was my birthday?"
"No she didn't"
"You should get some sleep Alice is planning on taking you shopping tomorrow"
She sighed at the statement and I wondered if it was fair for her to have to shop with Alice for an entire day.