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When I finished my signings and interviews in Richmond, Esme and I got a rental car and drove north to Washington D.C. Neither Esme nor myself had ever been there before and I made sure we had a few extra days to explore and see the sights that we were both interested in.
We were both really eager to check out the National Archives, the Declaration of Independence, and Constitution. We visited the Smithsonian Museum of American History – I really wanted to see the shoes Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz. Esme wanted to see the National Monuments and the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. We did everything. It amazed me how different the shoes looked in the movie – they were so much prettier on TV. I even found myself in awe as we walked through some of the monuments. The World War II Memorial was incredibly beautiful and I found myself taking picture after picture just so I could share it all with Edward.
Our last evening in Washington, Esme surprised me with tickets to see 1776 at Ford's Theater. The theater had been restored and it was beautifully done. It gave us an excuse to dress up a little bit and go out and have some fun.
"That was lovely!" Esme exclaimed as the curtains closed and everyone around us clapped.
"It was. Edward would have loved it."
"Oh, darlin'. Let's get us a bite to eat and ye can call him."
We walked next door to the Hard Rock Café to have dinner. It was such a cool place with all the music memorabilia displayed everywhere. I came across a drumhead from U2 and I immediately thought of Edward. I wanted nothing more than to steal back to our hotel a few blocks away and put on one of Edward's shirts and crawl into bed and talk to him 'til the wee hours of the morning. I needed to hear his voice.
"Come on darlin' … I think ye need to talk to me nephew. I'm sure he's just as lost as ye."
Talking to Edward that night was like taking a swim in a cool pool after standing in sweltering heat all day. His velvety smooth voice wrapped around each and every one of my frayed nerves, immediately calming me.
"How was yer night out with Esme, darlin'?"
"It was really nice. The play was wonderful. I think you would have really liked it."
"Bella, I enjoy most anything as long as I'm with ye."
I couldn't help the pang in my chest at his comment. It had only been six days since I'd seen him last but it felt like it had been six years. Was I really becoming that dependent on him or was the distance of being so far from home for so long getting to me?
"I miss you so fucking much Edward," I said quietly.
"I miss ye too, darlin'. It's only been six days and ye've got Esme there with ye. Is something else bothering ye?"
"I don't know … maybe it's being away from home, away from you – away from everything I'm familiar with - it's finally getting to me. Don't get me wrong, it's helped so much to have Esme here with me, and I've had a lot of fun sightseeing and chatting with her. We've gotten a chance to get to know each other a lot better and I think I finally have a good grasp on what your family is really like. I'd love to meet them and I can't wait for you to meet Phil, Renee and Charlie."
"I can't wait to meet them either, baby. You've done so well, darlin'. Esme has enjoyed her time with ye as well but she's mentioned that ye've seemed a little melancholy the last couple days. It makes sense that ye miss being in yer own home. Hang in there, darlin' girl, five more days and I'll meet ye in New York."
I've never wanted a week to pass by so quickly. After stops in Philadelphia and Boston, I was ready for New York; ready for meetings with my publishing company and a couple with Victoria. I had several signings scheduled at smaller bookstores across the city. I was ready for Edward to be there with me every step of the way.
Over the last two weeks I learned more about Edward and his family than I thought possible. Esme and I had talked like gossiping teenagers and grew closer. She had become a second mother to me and I loved her very much. It was hard saying goodbye to her Saturday morning.
"Bye, sweetheart. I loved our time together. I hope we can do it again sometime."
"Absolutely, Esme. Be safe and we'll see you in a little over a week."
She headed west to meet Carlisle while I headed south to meet Edward. It had been the longest two weeks of my life, but I was finally going to be seeing my sexy Irishman.
When I stepped off the plane at La Guardia Airport my heart went a flutter at the mere thought of seeing Edward in a few minutes. His flight was scheduled to land before mine and we had agreed to meet near baggage claim. I pulled my laptop bag up on my shoulder and made the trek to baggage claim. I didn't see Edward anywhere so I stood and waited for my suitcases to arrive. Just as I spotted my suitcase on the carousel, strong warm arms wrapped around my middle and soft lips kissed the side of my neck. I sighed and relaxed my head against his chest reveling in the feeling of being in his arms. Oh how I missed this man. I turned in his arms and placed a sweet chaste kiss to his lips. "God, I've missed you so much, Edward." "I've missed ye too, darlin'."
Edward's lips were on mine without hesitation and they felt incredible. He licked the seam of my lips, slow and easy. I opened for him letting his velvety tongue slide against mine, connecting, dueling with long languid strokes. My fingers caressed the back of his neck while his drew a path up and down my spine.
I knew if we didn't stop we would be kicked out of the airport for indecent exposure. I pulled back to stare deep into the green orbs that were lust filled.
"Let's get out of here before security kicks us out."
"I'm sorry, darlin'. You have no idea how long I've wanted to do that."
"I've dreamed every night of you—your lips, your fingers, your cock. So yeah … I think I have an idea."
"Keep talking about me cock and I'm gonna take ye right here."
He grabbed my suitcase as it came around and walked toward the exit with both our suitcases. He turned around to make sure I was following, giving me a knowing smirk. I shook my head and followed along like a love sick puppy, hoping it didn't take long to get to our hotel.
It didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would to make it to our hotel. We were staying at The Pierre Hotel which overlooked the city and Central Park. I had always wanted to stay in a hotel like this but never had the chance. I couldn't wait to see the view from the room.
Edward had made the reservations saying he wanted to pamper me with a nice hotel stay since he wasn't sure when the next time we would be able to do something like this. Even though I had some interviews and signings this was our vacation.
After paying the cabbie, Edward helped me out of the cab then grabbed our bags. After checking in and getting our key we took the elevator to the thirty-fifth floor. Edward set our suitcases down and unlocked the door holding it for me as I walked in.
I hadn't walked far into the room as I looked around taking in the huge king size bed and the beautiful furniture and design. The drapes were pulled open letting in a warm glow and I could see part of the view. Before I could move further in the room there was a commotion at the door as Edward dropped the suitcases loudly and stalked toward me.
In an instant my back was against the nearest wall and Edward's hungry lips were on mine. The kiss was hard and rough and just plain possessive and it felt so damn good. I loved when Edward let go and took what he needed from me.
My body molded to his as I felt each and every hard plain of his body. Not an inch of him was soft, not even the bulge in his pants currently rubbing against me.
"Gawd, darlin'. I need ye so bad."
"I need you too, baby."
Edward lifted my shirt up and over my head throwing it somewhere over his shoulder. He expertly flicked the front clasp of my bra before taking one rigid nipple in his mouth licking, sucking, bringing on feelings deep in my belly.
His lips left my breast only to move to the other to pay it the same attention. My hands were frantically trying to rid him of his clothes while his mouth was torturing my breasts. Edward pulled back placing a sweet innocent kiss to my lips then pulled his shirt over his head.
My hands were on his chest wanting to touch and feel every inch of him and make sure he truly was here with me. I slowly let my hands roam his chest then stopped to roll a nipple in my fingertips. Edward groaned.
"Darlin', it feels so good when ye touch me."
I let my hands wander further down lowering his zipper and gripping his prominent erection in my palm. A deep masculine groan fell from his lips as I worked his shaft up and down making sure my thumb brushed the now leaking slit.
I pushed his pants down his legs lifting each foot to discard him of his pants. I kneeled before him licking the underside of his cock. I swirled my tongue over the crest before taking his cock fully in my mouth. Using my hand and mouth I bobbed up and down working him over.
"Holy shite that feels so good, darlin'."
I looked up to see Edward staring down at me, his eyes nearly black. Instantly I was hefted up into his arms, his lips on mine. His tongue plunged into my mouth connecting with mine with long languid strokes. With our lips still fused together he lifted me in his arms, walked toward the bed and laid me gently down.
"Is tú mo ghrá."
Edward crawled up the bed settling in between my legs. My pants were discarded and thrown in the same pile as the rest of our clothes. He lowered his head, his lips covering mine sweetly. Our lips moved together softly, passionately. He pulled back looking into my eyes before working his way down my body kissing every inch as he went. When he reached my belly, he traced my belly button with his tongue, then along each hip
"Tá tú iontach mealltach. "
He lifted his head, his gorgeous green eyes staring back at me with lust and so much love. He moved down hovering over my sex before taking a languid lick of my pussy.
"I love the taste of ye. I can't get enough."
"Tell me, baby. Tell me what ye want."
"You. I want you."
He moved back up my body and braced his hands on either side of my head teasing my entrance with the tip of his cock.
"No more teasing, Edward. You. In me. Now."
He eased my knees further apart, inching his cock in before completely filling me. We moaned, reveling in the feeling of finally coming together after being apart for too damn long.
"You feel so good, Edward."
I wrapped my legs around his waist and twisted my hips seeking a deeper intense connection. With slow sensual strokes Edward moved in and out bringing us both closer to that peak. I wanted it to last but I knew he was just as close as I was to slipping over that edge.
"I'm not gonna last, darlin'."
"So … close."
With another thrust of his hips I cried out in the most intense orgasm. My name slipped from his beautiful lips as his own orgasm hit at the same time mine did. It took us both a few minutes to catch our breath before Edward slowly pulled out, collapsing in a heap next to me.
Edward pulled back the covers settling me under them then pulled then over us both. He wrapped his arm around me pulling me close, placing a soft kiss to my head. I laid my head on his chest as he drew lazy circles on my shoulder almost lulling me to sleep.
"I'm so glad yer in my arms. I've missed ye so much. I don't know if I can take all this time apart again."
"I don't think I could handle it either, baby."
What a sad, sleepy pair we were. Together we drifted to sleep, content to be wrapped in each other's arms.
When I woke up, evening had already descended upon us and Edward was still curled around me protectively, sound asleep. When I thought back on it, he'd looked so tired when I first glanced at him in the airport. Dark circles surrounded his gorgeous green eyes and I realized that he probably hadn't been sleeping well since he'd been in Orlando with me.
I wiggled out of his embrace and made my way into the bathroom to clean up. The hot water pounding down on my tense shoulders felt so good and I was so lost in thought remembering how it felt to have Edward's strong hands on me earlier that I didn't hear him enter the shower and wrap his arms around my middle – much like he did at the airport.
"I woke up all alone again, darlin'."
"You were sleeping so peacefully, I didn't have the heart to wake you, baby."
"The bed was so cold without ye, darlin'. Besides … do ye really think I could stay in bed when I knew ye were in here all naked and wet?" Edward asked, kissing my shoulder in between his words.
I turned in his arms and wrapped my own around his neck, kissing his jawline.
"So you thought you'd sneak in here and ravage me again?" I smirked.
"Would ye complain if I did?"
"Uh uh … ravage away, handsome."
In a heartbeat, Edward's lips were on mine, his tongue sliding against mine sensuously. His hands slipped down the curve of my hips to cup my ass alternating between kneading and gentle caresses. My fingers were tangled in his hair as the water rained down on us both. Before I knew what was happening, Edward lifted me up and sat down on the bench behind us, situating me so I was straddling his lap. I rose up and he guided me down over his hardened length until he filled me completely.
We both sighed in relief.
"Jaysus, Bella … there is no better place in the world than being right here with you – inside you."
I shivered at the tenderness of his words and began to move above him; my hips moving against his, our pelvises rocking together in a delicious rhythm.
"Oh God, Edward. You feel so … so good."
Edward grasped my hips and helped me move up and down his shaft harder than I had been before.
"Fuck … Edward … I'm … coming," I breathed.
My muscles contracted around his cock just as I felt him explode inside me – his warmth filling me in the most pleasant way.
"I love ye, so feckin' much, Bella."
"I love you too, Edward," I whimpered as I rested against his chest.
Once we managed to get out of the shower, we ordered room service and spent the rest of the evening in each other's arms – rememorizing the feel of our bodies as we made love over and over again.
When we rose early the next afternoon, we quickly cleaned up and ventured out of our hotel bubble. We walked the streets of New York hand in hand, laughing, talking and kissing like two lovesick teenagers.
Edward and I wandered into Central Park and soaked it up like a sponge. It was summer in New York and the weather was warm and gorgeous. Central Park was buzzing with life, there were people everywhere you looked and we stood on a bridge watching remote controlled sailboats racing each other in the water below us.
"Bella?" Edward asked softly.
"I've been thinking …"
I turned to look at Edward, giving him my complete attention.
"Yeah. I had planned to go to Ireland this year, but since I've met ye, me life's been turned upside down in the best way possible. I just can't envision meself gettin' on that plane without ye."
"What are you saying, Edward? You want me to come to Ireland with you for Christmas?"
He nodded sheepishly.
"That's exactly what I'm sayin', darlin'."
Bella's smile in response to my request for her to join me in Ireland for Christmas was as wide and bright as any smile she'd ever given me. It was radiant and lit up her entire face – and mine.
"Really?" She asked.
"Really, Bella. I want to take ye to Ireland. I want ye to meet my mum and dad and see where I came from. I'd love nothing more than to do that with ye."
She stood on her toes and wrapped her arms around my neck kissing me softly.
"I'd love to."
I knew that we'd have to work around Bella and her holiday with her parents. In truth we'd never talked about the holidays, but I was sure that we could work something out. I'd spoken with her mother and father a few times as I was planning a party for her birthday in September once she'd had a few weeks to recover from her book tour. Renee was excited to come to Seattle and visit with Bella for a few days and I was anxiously waiting to meet her. Phil wouldn't be able to make the trip because he was working with the Diamondbacks until the end of the season and Charlie was just looking for an excuse to come and see his 'little girl'.
"I know I'm taking ye away from what ye normally do for the holidays so for Thanksgiving we can fly to Phoenix or whatever it is ye want to do, darlin'."
"Relax, Edward. I don't usually see my mom for holidays. Usually it's just Charlie, Alice and me. We go to Forks for a few days and I cook enough food for an army so we have plenty of leftovers and we're happy as clams. It's nothing overly special – just a simple holiday and that's the way we prefer it."
"Would going to Ireland be too much?"
"No, it would be just right – as long as I'm with you."
I leaned down and pressed my lips against hers, completely lost in the soft feel of them against my own. The girl in my arms owned me – mind, body and soul.
Come Monday morning, it was back to business. Bella had several meetings with executives at her publishing house. She rose early and showered alone as I snuggled deeper in the sheets that smelled of vanilla, Bella and our passionate sex. I couldn't help but smile at all the naughty things she'd let me do to her the night before – playing her body like an instrument as if I were the most talented musician in the world. Bella quietly whimpered that I could make her body sing like no other.
"Whatcha thinking of that has my favorite smile on your face, baby?"
"You of course, darlin'."
She crawled up on the bed next to me.
"Thinking of all the ways you made me come last night?" She smirked.
"That's exactly what I was thinking, darlin'."
"Mmm … it was incredible. If you're a good boy today, maybe I'll let you do it again tonight."
"Anything ye want, me Bella."
"You may have to wait until late. Don't forget we're having dinner with Victoria tonight. She made reservations for sushi, I hope that's okay."
"I'll survive as long as yer there." I smiled.
Bella got dressed and kissed me sweetly before apologizing and running out the door with a promise to call me later. I had plans to do a little research while she was off meeting with the people who cut her paychecks.
I absolutely hated walking out of my hotel room that morning. I had spent the weekend with Edward in our blissful reunion bubble and I wasn't quite ready to give it up yet. The night before had been incredible. I lost count of how many times we made love. Sometimes it was sweet and gentle, other times it was hard and fast. Edward made my body sing when I didn't even know it was a possibility and the love reflected in his emerald eyes made my heart soar.
When he asked me if I'd go with him to Ireland for Christmas, I was beside myself. I figured this trip to New York would be our 'vacation' together, but as usual, Edward surprised me and I'd never been so happy to be wrong. After spending so much time with Esme, I couldn't wait to meet Edward's parents and now it was definitely going to happen. Ireland had always been a place I wanted to travel to, but I'd always been too chicken to go alone and I knew I could never get Rose or Alice to agree to go with me. Places like Ireland would never interest them but now I had my own personal Irish tour guide.
As I climbed into the cab that morning, I realized that my body ached in the most delectable way – all because of Edward. I smiled to myself knowing I'd have that lovely reminder all day long if I was lucky.
My meetings with the executives at the publishing house were long and boring. They talked for a good two hours about projections and sales figures. While it was all stuff that I should have been aware of – I didn't feel the need to be that educated. To me, my main focus should have been writing and putting out a book that I could be proud of and releasing it into their capable hands to market it in the best possible way.
After lunch, I broached the subject of possibly changing genres once I completed my current contract. The idea seemed to go over really well which was a complete relief to me. Angela, one of my editors asked me if I could meet with her later in the week to discuss it further and while it made me a little nervous, I was happy to do it.
I had a break between meetings late in the afternoon and I took the opportunity to check in with my favorite person in the world.
"Hey, darlin'. How are ye?"
"I miss you terribly. These meetings are dreadfully boring."
"I'm sure they are m'love. They shouldn't be too much longer eh?"
"Hopefully not. What have you been up to all afternoon?"
"I've been doing a little research."
I could hear the smile in his voice. He was definitely up to something.
"Research? For what may I ask?"
"For our trip to Ireland."
I couldn't help the smile that crossed my face.
"I can't wait …" I whispered.
We chatted for a few more minutes before I needed to return to my meetings and he agreed to meet Victoria and me at the restaurant she'd chosen.
The rest of the week went by in a flurry of signings, interviews and more meetings. I begged Edward to come along with me to the meeting with Angela where I hoped to discuss the future of my writing.
"Please come with me, Edward. I need you there."
"Bella, yer strong and ye can do this. Why do ye think ye need me to be there? Not that I don't want to be because I'd love nothin' more, but don't ye think this is somethin' ye need to do on yer own?"
"Victoria can't be there today and it would be nice to know that I have someone in my corner cheering me on. I'm so nervous about this meeting. I'm just afraid …"
"Afraid of what, darlin'?"
"Afraid that Angela will try and change my mind . I want to do this so badly. I need this change, Edward. Please?"
"Darlin', please don't do that. I told ye before, ye never have to beg with me. If ye want me to go, I'm there. I'll always be there when ye need me."
I flew into Edward's arms peppering kisses along his face and jaw. "Thank you so much, baby."
"Yer welcome, darlin'."
My meeting with Angela Friday morning was nothing like I had expected it to be. I thought for sure all my ideas would be shot down and not even considered but it had gone the complete opposite. We brainstormed every idea I had right down to the littlest detail. In the end when I was finished my next book my contract would be up and I would be writing a general fiction book.
When we walked out of that meeting Edward had a huge smile on his face as he wrapped his arm around my shoulder.
"Didn't I tell ye, darlin'? Ye didn't even need me there. Nothing was going to deter ye. Ye took what ye wanted and never let anyone change that beautiful mind of yers. I'm so proud of ye, Bella."
"That means so much to me, baby. But don't you know? I always need you. Right by my side forever."
"Forever …" Edward whispered before kissing my lips sweetly.
Our last two days in New York we took in all the sites. Manhattan was a beautiful city and we made sure to soak up everything we could. We went shopping, took a carriage ride and even ventured to the Empire State Building. Edward was excited to do everything and I was just happy to be spending the time with him.
Sunday night, Edward and I took pleasure in a concert in Central Park. We enjoyed the warm August air in each other's arms while listening to soothing music. We knew come Monday morning our little bubble would be no more so we made sure to savor every last minute of our time in New York.
The flight back to Seattle was a smooth one and by Monday afternoon I was following Edward into our apartment.
"God, I'm so glad to be home," I said before plopping down in my favorite chair I had missed.
"I see how it is now. Ye only missed yer chair not yer lonely boyfriend."
I got up to wrap my arms around Edward's necking pulling him down for a searing kiss.
"Baby, you know I missed you too," I said before nipping his bottom lip.
Edward grabbed my hips pulling me closer. I could feel his hard cock twitch behind the zipper of his pants. His tongue traced along my bottom lip before slipping in my mouth to tangle with mine. Our tongues mimicked the way we made love with slow languid strokes.
I pushed lightly on his chest making him sit in the chaise lounge before starting to strip out of my clothes. My shirt was first to hit the floor, followed by my pants. Edward's eyes were dark with lust as I stood before him in just my bra and panties.
"Jaysus, Bella. Come here. I need to touch ye."
Shaking my head I said, "Not yet."
I'm not sure what gave me the courage to strip before Edward, but by the reaction I was getting I made the right choice. I hooked my thumbs in the side of my panties and slowly slid them down my legs making sure to wiggle my hips just enough to give him a show.
Edward let out a deep masculine moan as I shed my last article of clothing standing in front of him completely naked.
"Yer killing me here, Bella."
"Good things come to those who wait."
I walked to stand between Edward's legs and swatted his hand away when he tried to touch me. He pouted but let go of me. I tugged on his shirt so he would to take it off and he pulled it over his head while I made fast work of his pants. He lifted his hips as I pushed his pants and boxers down his legs to join my clothes on the floor.
When he was naked, I kneeled between his legs caressing his thighs. I looked up at him to see him biting his lip to hold back another groan. I slowly grabbed the base of Edward's dick as I swirled the crest with my tongue. Only taking the tip in my mouth I worked the base with my hand with gentle strokes.
Edward growled then hauled me up in his arms and I straddled his lap. His lips descended on mine. Our tongues stroked each other's as the kiss deepened until I was breathless. His skillful lips moved along my jaw down my collarbone until he reached my breasts. He took a hardened peak in his mouth as he lifted me guiding me down on his cock and thrust upward filling me completely.
"Darlin', ye fee so good. I can't get enough of ye."
Edward's hands tightened on my waist and I got the picture and started moving. I held onto his shoulders for leverage helping me ease up and down on his cock. I loved looking into his beautiful, lustful eyes as I moved up and down on him.
I moaned as Edward thrust upward hitting just the right spot making me see stars and come hard. With another thrust of his hips my name fell from his lips as I felt his cock twitch and he was falling right along with me.
"I love you, Edward."
"I love ye too, darlin'."
He kissed my lips sweetly before lifting me off him to stand in front of me. After carrying me to the bathroom we took a long warm shower, actually keeping our hands to our selves, before falling into bed.
The weeks following we fell back into our normal routine. Edward worked at the bar while I started getting an outline and notes together for my next book. If I wasn't at the bar with Edward I was sitting in my favorite chair relaxing and working.
Time seemed to move fast and before I knew it, it was September and the dreadful day I tried to forget each year—my birthday. Edward had been bugging me for the last few days asking me what I wanted and each time I gave him the same answer—nothing.
I knew he was up to something but I just couldn't put my finger on what.
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Translations for this chapter:
Is tú mo ghrá = I love you
Tá tú iontach mealltach = You are very sexy
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