And if you don't celebrate then happy holidays (I hope even if you don't celebrate you at least got some time off) I didn't sadly but I did have a good christmas !

Didn't I promise you this chapter about a million years ago...I am SO SORRY :( But the good news is that if I can get my ass in gear it should be finished in a few months - woo.

Love you all - thank you for sticking through all the weird fanfiction site errors and email notifications.

Chapter Twenty Four: Closer



I lean back against Edward's body, sighing. His hand strokes through my hair gently, his forehead dropping to my shoulder. I shiver at the contact.

"We need to leave soon," I remind him, a smile stretching at my mouth when he burrows his head into my neck, his lips ghosting up my skin.

"Uh huh," he murmurs.

My eyes roll back as he places a hot kiss against my throat. "Edward," I sigh, squirming. "You can't tease me and not follow through, it's unfair."

"Is that so? I seem to remember my tongue on your pussy last night," he says in a low voice, his hands gripping my hips to still my body.

I sag against him. "Mmhm, but…you said we can't do that again."

I feel his lips curve against my skin. "I did."

My breath catches as he pulls me further back and my ass comes into contact with the thick length of him. "And I meant it," he murmurs, his tongue flicking out against my skin.

"Edward," I whimper. "You're making me wet."

He stills, his fingers tightening against my hips. "Mm, am I, Daisy? How wet?"

I lean my head back against his shoulder "Dripping," I breathe.

Edward's rough exhale makes my lower stomach drop. "Such a bad girl," he groans, his hand sliding up my body to my throat.

I gasp as he cups it, "I need to fuck you," he growls, his fingers squeezing around my neck lightly. "I can't fight it anymore, baby."

"Please," I beg. He spins me and my thighs ache with need as his hot mouth clashes to mine, a low groan leaving his lips as our tongues collide.

"Daisy," he murmurs.

"Please," I pant.


My legs part and he falls between them, his bare cock thick and hard against my soaking core.


My eyes fly open and I find Edward leaning over me with a smirk, his green eyes a shade darker than usual.

"Good dream?"

I sigh, pouting. "So good. Jasper was just about to-"

"Jasper?" Edward interrupts, straddling my hips with a wicked glint in his eyes.

"Oh yeah…" I wink. "Why? Did you think it was about you?"

He grins, leaning down, his warm mouth brushing my ear. "I don't think, I fucking know you were dreaming about my cock."

I reach for him, my breath catching and he swallows. "Bella…"

My hands grip the collar of his shirt and pull his mouth to mine. He pauses just before our lips meet. "So tell me about your dream…"

I arch into his body and he hums. "Did I fuck you?"

"Edward," I gasp.

"How did I fuck you? Like this? On top of you?" His hand spreads my legs, his lower body hovering just above mine.

"Fuck…" I gasp.

"Is that a yes, Daisy?" Edward teases, his lips brushing mine lightly before they skim across my cheek to my ear.

"I need you," I whine, wrapping my leg around his hips and trying to pull him closer.

Edward hisses. "Remind me not to tease you…" he murmurs in my ear.

"Then don't tease, fuck me," I beg.

"We can't…" Edward grinds out, lifting his head and staring down at me, his green eyes dark.

"I know," I say huskily, "but can I touch you? Last night I got to come and you didn't…"

My hand travels down his chest lightly, my eyes on his. He arches a brow but he doesn't stop me. I bite my lip as my hand slips under his shirt, fingers grazing the hot skin of his abs. Edward shivers.

My eyes flick down to stare at the thick bulge in his jeans and my mouth goes dry. "Edward," I pant.

"Fuck, Daisy…"

My hands still as his phone starts ringing and I groan. "Don't answer!"

Edward sighs, bending down and placing a light kiss against my lips. "I have to. Sides' shouldn't be doing this anyway."

I pout at him and he grins, biting his lip when I move my hands again. "Daisy…"

"Fine," I capitulate, letting him move off my body.

He grabs his phone from the nightstand. "Yep?" His face suddenly falls. "What? Fuck!"

I lurch up and look at him worriedly. "What happened?"

"Is he okay?" Edward asks sharply, his jaw jumping. His eyes soften when they meet mine and he steps towards me. "Fuck…" he sounds relieved. "Okay, on our way."

"What is it?" I ask, my eyes already filling with tears.

"It's Emmett…"


The mood at the penthouse is somber when Edward and I step out of the elevator, and for once I accept the hugs from my Uncles, a numb feeling spreading down my spine at their pale expressions.

"Shouldn't we take him to the hospital?" I ask, my voice thick from crying.

"He's safer here," Ginny tells me, squeezing my shoulder. "It's not as bad as it looks, Cygnet, he'll be okay."

I brush him off and walk slowly into the spare bedroom, my heart in my throat.

"More bandages!" I hear a woman snap.

I freeze in the doorway, my hands shaking at my sides. There's so much blood…

"I'm right here," I hear Edward murmur behind me. I fight the urge to reach for him and try to take comfort that he's with me, taking in short, sharp breaths as I take in the sight of Emmett on the bed.

He's completely white, his hair plastered to his head as he writhes in pain, tiny whimpers leaving him as the woman by his side applies bandages. She glances at us and then looks away again. I recognize her, one of my dad's surgeons. I think her name is Amelia.

"Em…" I gasp out, faltering when his eyes meet mine.

"Cygnet…" he breathes out. "Are you okay?"

"What happened?" I ask, my feet leading me to his side. I already know the answer. That he got jumped, that they stabbed him 10 times.

"I was careless," he growls out. "Searching round Cinna's hood, looking for answers."

"Did they know who you were?" Edward asks from my side.

"Not at first. But one of them realized…probably the only reason I'm still alive. Charlie…went to speak to Cinna."

My heart jumps. "What? Why?"

Emmett reaches for me and then falls back, groaning in pain. "Fuck. He's perfectly safe, Bella. The meeting is in public…he just wants to make sure there's repercussions. Whatever is going on here, if the smaller gangs get confirmation of the discord…we'll be dealing with even more shit than we are now."

Amelia finishes what she's doing and then sighs, her expression stony. "You might need to go to hospital if this bleeding doesn't stop, but for now…you're stable. I'll be back in an hour."

"Thank you," Emmett murmurs.

She leaves the room without a second glance.

"Cheerful woman," Edward teases.

I fight the urge to smile. "Do you need anything Em?"

He shakes his head. "Are you being safe?"

I nod. "Other than going a little stir crazy with no school or seeing my friends…yeah. I'm fine."

Something vibrates under my ass. "Your phone is ringing," I tell Emmett, reaching for it. I go to pass it to him and then pause when I see the name on the screen. I glance at Emmett curiously and then click answer, taking the phone to my ear. He shakes his head. "Bella wait-"

"Hey baby! You didn't call me back, everything okay?"

My stomach plummets.


"No Rosalie, it's Bella."

I hear her gasp. "Oh god! Bella, I can explain."

I hang up the phone and stare at Em, my eyes filling with tears. "Are you fucking serious?"

"Bella," Emmett sighs, putting his hand on his face. "I was going to tell you…I tried to tell you…"

"When?" I snap, lurching to my feet. "When did you try and tell me that you were screwing my best friend. How did this even happen? I told you to stay away from her! I told you I didn't want her anywhere fucking near this. How could you?"

Emmett shifts on the bed, wincing. "It's not…I'm not just screwing her, I love her."

"I can't believe you!" I cry. "I can't believe either of you! How could you keep this from me?"

"Fuck, Cygnet, please, I wasn't trying to…"

"I have to go," I wipe at my eyes.

"Please, Bella…"

I rush out of the room, feeling dizzy. "Bella!" Emmett shouts behind me.

My uncles reach for me as I pass them but I tell them to fuck off, slamming my hand on the elevator button.

I hear Edward fall into step behind me and the second the elevator doors close I turn to him and bury my head in his chest, crying.

"Hey," he murmurs, tilting my head up and wiping at my tears with his thumbs. "Talk to me."

"It's just," I sniffle. "I didn't know…Rose was…she's supposed to be my best friend in the world and she kept this from me. They both did. They lied to me." My fists tense at my sides. I'd told Emmett to stay away from her and he'd done it anyway. And Rose? How could she not tell me?

The elevator slows and we separate, maintaining distance from each other as we walk through the lobby and out onto the street. Once we're in a cab, Edward pulls me into his body, cupping my jaw gently as his green eyes search mine. "Are you okay?" he murmurs.

Fresh tears fill my eyes. "Everything is so fucked up."

Edward presses his forehead to mine. "I know."

"Emmett could have died," I sniffle.

"He's gonna be fine, Daisy," Edward soothes.

My phone beeps and I pick it up, my eyes widening when I read the text.

Everything went through. It's done - Phil.

My stomach flips. Now I have to find a way to tell Edward.


We check into a new hotel and I sit on the bed, staring at my hands. Ever since I got my trust fund I'd been trying to think of a way to help Tommie, and finally Phil had come up with a solution. When she moved to New York, my mom founded a charity for struggling women in New York, N.

I'd done the same thing with any tattoos I'd commissioned, with an agreed expectation that when I came into my trust, my dad would allow me to transfer a large portion of it into the Charity Fund, in order to build several more shelter's across the city. When I'd spoken to Phil about how sad I was about Tommie, he'd had a great idea. That the Charity should expand so it could also help single mothers with sick children.

Although Tommie would be the first to receive the grant, he would just be one of thousands of other children that we could help.

Edward could quit. Today. But as soon as I told him, everything would change. He wouldn't need to be around me anymore. Maybe he wouldn't want to be. And the thought of that was…I couldn't imagine not seeing him everyday. I didn't want to imagine it.

"You're so quiet," Edward murmurs, capturing my cheek and turning my face to his.

"I love you," I blurt out.

Edward pulls back from me so fast I almost fall off the bed.

Green eyes search mine intently, "Yeah?"

"Yeah," I say softly.

Edward bites his lip, then tilts his head at me, his expression strangely guarded. "Why?"

I stare at him in surprise. "Why?"

He nods, swallowing.

I look down at my hands. "I was always terrified of falling for someone. I saw what it did to my mom…love put her in a cage and she withered inside of it until she…died. I thought…I thought that's what it would be like. But it's not. You're the kind of person that shaves their head for his sick brother so he doesn't have to be bald by himself. That will work a job with a girl he despises, and put up with her shit to help his family. You care…you care about people even when they don't deserve it. You're an incredible brother and you're so forgiving. The worst things in the world have happened to you and you don't rage and hate and burn, you laugh, and smile and you're so good…I know you've done things, and I know you're not perfect. But I wouldn't want you to be. I don't care about that. I thought that love was supposed to hurt, but it doesn't. You make me feel so good. Even just being around you. And you make me a better person. I know that…" I look up at him. "And I don't expect you to feel the same. I…I just wanted you to know."

Edward stares at me for a second and then leans in to me. For a moment I think he's going to kiss me but his mouth swerves to my ear instead. I shiver at the hot burst of air against my skin. "I am so in love with you, Daisy," he breathes.

A rush goes through my chest and I gasp quietly. He starts placing gentle kisses across my face until he gets to my lips, his green eyes searching mine before a soft smile plays at his mouth.

The kiss he gives me is soft and gentle and my toes curl, my chest lurching upwards as my hand gently rests on the back of his head, the feel of his buzzcut making my fingers tingle.

I pull back, "Edward, I have to tell you something."

He tilts his head at me, "What's wrong?"

"I…I did something, and I don't want you to be mad."

Edward tenses, his eyebrows knitting together. "What?"

"I paid for the rest of Tommie's treatments," I say softly, biting my lip.

Edward's mouth drops open. "You...Bella...when...why?"

"The payment went through a few hours ago," I explain, "My dad has no idea, I found a way to…" I quickly explain what Phil and I did with the charity. "I love Tommie, and I want him to be better, I want you to be free to spend time with him. I want to help. And I can, so I...did," I finish, wringing my hands together. "Are you mad?"

Edward's staring at me with wide eyes. "Mad? No. I'm fuckin'...baby…why didn't you tell me you were gonna do this?"

"I didn't want you to think I did it for you," I say quietly, searching his eyes and hoping he understands. "This wasn't about me and you. It was about Tommie."

He looks down at his hands, exhaling slowly. When he lifts his head his eyes are glassy. "What the fuck did I do to deserve you?" he asks hoarsely.

"Edward," I choke, my own eyes filling up.

"Daisy," Edward rasps, "I don't know how to…I don't know how to thank you for this." He cups my jaw with both hands and kisses me. "Fuck, you're incredible," he murmurs against my lips.

Edward pulls back from me and my lower stomach coils tight at the sight of his dark eyes. I go to kiss him and he stops me, cupping my jaw with both hands.

"This is the part where you tell me we have to stop, isn't it," I sigh.

Edward shakes his head, his dark eyes boring into mine. "No. I don't wanna stop. Do you?"

I shake my head, biting my lip.

He smiles at me, "I fucking love you, Daisy,"

"I love you," I breathe.

We stare at each other for a moment and then our mouths clash together, hungry and slick, a burning desperation building inside me. My heart races in my chest as he pulls me closer, knitting his fingers into my hair. His tongue meets mine with teasing licks and my lower stomach bursts into flames at the soft groan he lets out as my hands roam his shoulders. I tug at his shirt and he rips it off his body, baring his inked torso. I trace my hands up his chest as our mouths meet again, shivering at the feel of his hot skin.

"Need you closer," I beg against his lips, whimpering as he lowers us to the bed, settling on top of me.

"Daisy" Edward groans, his large hands pushing my shirt up my body and over my head, his lips capturing mine again the second my head is free. I can't get enough of him, of the way he feels, the way he tastes, my tongue eagerly searching his mouth as my legs wrap around his waist.

"More," I beg, my back arching off the bed in pleasure as he removes my bra with nimble fingers, a hot shock going through my body as our bare chests meet.

Edward's mouth leaves mine to place hot kisses down my neck and I writhe against his body when his hot tongue reaches my nipples, sucking and licking as his hands squeeze my breasts.

I grab the back of his head and tug his mouth to mine, a needy whine leaving me as he kisses me with a new intensity, the feel of his hot skin against me driving me crazy.

He lifts his head and the look he gives me makes me squirm, his thumbs teasing my nipples with deft flicks that make me feel like I'm drowning in desire.

"Edward," I whimper.

"I know," he pants, his tongue meeting mine again as his hands make their way to my skirt, unzipping it and pulling it down my legs.

I sigh in protest as he lifts off my body, shivering when he throws my skirt to the side and slips his thumbs into my panties, sliding them down my thighs. I watch him with heavy eyes, panting. I've never felt anything like this before, like every inch of me is burning with desire.

"So fucking wet," he groans, parting my legs roughly.

"Oh god," I cry out as he bends his head and slowly licks up my dripping slit, his large hands gripping my thighs and holding them open.

"Edward," I whimper.

"You're so fucking beautiful, Daisy," he murmurs, kissing my throbbing clit gently. My legs shake with tension and he smirks before he tongues my opening with hot wet licks, shocks of pleasure flying through my body at every swipe.

"Oh baby," he groans, his long fingers pushing inside me, two at first and then another and another.

"Edward, please," I beg, my entire body trembling as tension builds more and more intensely between my legs. He looks up at me and the sight of his pink tongue licking my pussy as his green eyes burn into mine sends me over the edge, a series of cries leaving my lips, my back arching off the bed, eyes squeezing shut.

His burning mouth meets mine and I throw my arms around his muscled back, squirming against his body at the sweet taste of myself on his tongue.

My fingers fly to his jeans and I undo the buttons with shaking hands, needing him closer. Together we pull them off his body and I whimper into his mouth when he's finally naked on top of me, his cock thick and hard between my legs.

His lips meet mine in a searing kiss and I gasp as he rubs against me, his cock slick with my arousal as he teases my entrance.

"Oh god, please," I beg.

Edward lifts his head, staring into my eyes. "I love you," he murmurs.

"I love you," I reply, my eyes filling with tears. He kisses them away gently and then our mouths meet in a soft wet clash, my eyes rolling back as he pushes inside of me slowly, shivers of pleasure shooting down my spine as inch by inch he fills me. He groans, low into my mouth and I wrap my legs around him tightly, needing him closer, needing to feel him. Our hips rock against each other, his low grunts and my moans swallowed by our hungry lips, sweat making our bodies slick as we push and pull. His fingers link with mine and I arch under him, panting his name.

He pulls back, leaning up on his forearms slightly as he fucks me slow and deep and I feel like I'm flying, every inch of my body burning with pleasure. I come so hard I see stars and he swallows my cries, his body shaking hard as he follows me.

"I love you," he murmurs as his hips still, cupping my cheek and kissing me deeply. I wrap my arms tightly around him and he buries his head in my neck, panting softly.

"That was incredible," I sigh happily.

Edward hums, pulling out of me and then gently moving us so I'm lying in his arms. He kisses my forehead and I snuggle closer.

"It's never been like this before," he murmurs.

I hum, "Sex?"

Edward turns his head to meet my eyes and nods. "I never...it never meant anything before. I never wanted to make love to someone."

"It's never been like this for me either, although I've only ever been with Cil," I mutter.

Edward sits up on his elbows, raising his eyebrows. "You serious?"

"Yeah," I shrug. "We started messing around when we were thirteen and that was always enough for me. Neither of us wanted to date anyway. Cil's been with a few other people, mainly guys, but for me it was just him."

Edward hums, lying back. "I kinda like that."

"Like what?" I laugh.

"That you'll only ever have two people inside you," he says, leaning up and smirking at me.

I raise my eyebrows, "Oh yeah? That's a bold assumption."

Edward gives me a cocky grin and I laugh, kissing down his chest, and then across his stomach, my tongue tracing his abs.

"Bella," Edward groans.

I grin as his cock stirs, kissing across his hips. "Finally…I get to suck your cock."

Edward hisses as my fingers tease up his thighs. "Such a bad girl…" he groans.

I stare up at him under my eyelashes, smirking before I trace my tongue down his cock, moaning at the taste of us on him.

"Mm just like that, baby," he groans, tangling his hand in my hair. "Take me nice and deep…"

I relax my throat around him, shivering at the rough groan that leaves his mouth. "Mmm, bring that delicious pussy up here, Daisy."

I moan and twist myself, straddling his face. Edward growls, shoving his mouth into my pussy. "That's my dirty girl," he groans, bucking his hips so his cock goes deeper into my mouth. I whimper around him, rocking my hips over his face and Edward growls, grabbing me and throwing me into the bed next to him, crawling on top of me.

I launch myself up to kiss him and he lets out a guttural groan, his fingers pressing into me as he licks up my jaw.

"You want me to make love to you again baby?" Edward murmurs in my ear.

"N-no," I whimper, arching off the bed.

"No," Edward agrees, sucking my neck. "No, you want me to fuck you, don't you Daisy?"

"Edward, please," I cry out.

"Please, what?" he purrs in my ear, his hands cupping my bare breasts, sending a hot pulse between my legs.

"Fuck me," I beg.

Edward makes a low noise in the back of his throat and I cry out as I feel his dick shift between my legs, pressing against my aching pussy.

Edward groans in my ear, rubbing the head of his cock through my arousal. "So fucking wet, Daisy, you want it? You want my cock baby?"

"I want your cock so bad," I whine.

Edward hisses, and pushes into me. My eyes roll back in my head, a hiccup of a moan leaving my lips. He's so big, parting me, stretching me wide.

"Oh fuck," Edward pants, moving slowly in and out of me, each drive of hips making me arch in pleasure. "You feel so good, baby."

"Ugh more," I moan.

Edward pulls out of me and I gasp as he twists my body onto my front and pulls my hips up, settling behind me. His large hands grip my hips and he slowly slides me back onto his cock.

The sound that leaves my lips is a mix between a cry and a scream and Edward lets out a slight hiss of a laugh. "Fuck, girl. You look so fucking good like this," he bends down to kiss my spine, then curves his body over mine, flicking his tongue over my ear. "All fucking mine, aren't you baby? Fuck, I love you."

My eyes flutter, something swelling in my chest. "Y-yours. I love you, Edward."

He places another kiss on my neck and then straightens up, circling his hips as he thrusts. The drag of him is so deep, my skin tingling, hot jolts of pleasure flooding my body.

"God Damn, Daisy," Edward groans, fingers sinking into my cheeks and spreading them as he drives in and out of me. "So beautiful, look at you taking my cock, such a good girl."

I cry out, a tremor going through me. "Mm, you like fucking my tight little pussy?"

Edward grunts, his hand wrapping around my throat and dragging me up to my knees, hot mouth going to my ear, sending my eyes rolling back. "Keep talking like that and I'll fuck you so hard you can't walk for days."

"Good," I moan. "I want you to fuck me hard, make me come all over your big cock."

Edward freezes for a second and then he lets out a dark, throaty laugh, taking himself all the way out and teasing me with the thick head of his cock. "Yeah? You wanna come all over it huh?"

He plunges back into me and I tremble, throwing my head back to his shoulder.

"Oh god, Edward." I tilt my head back onto his shoulder, panting. "Fuck me just like that." His fingers tighten around my neck, cutting off my air a little and I cry out, clenching around him.

"Fuck," he hisses, "Like this baby? You want it rough? You want me to fuck you hard? Choke you while I fill your tight little pussy with my cum?"

"Edward," I whine.

He's panting in my ear, hot bursts of air, making me shiver. "Put your hands on the bed." His hands release my neck and I lower my body down, breathing heavily.

"E-" I cut myself off with a scream when he slams into me hard. "Oh fuck."

My eyes roll back in my bed, my body jolting as he does it again, and again.

"You're so fucking perfect," Edward grunts, slapping my ass and squeezing it tightly. His low groans send jolts through my body, every drive of his hips hitting a deep part of me that's causing my toes to curl in ecstasy.

"Oh fuck, I'm gonna come, I'm gonna come," I cry, tears running down my cheeks from how good it is.

"That's my good girl," Edward groans, "Fuck baby, you're taking that dick so good, come all over my cock, just like that."

I scream out his name as my orgasm hits me, spasming around him and Edward slows his hips, drawing it out until my cries are just whimpers.

He kisses down my back and then slides out of me, pushing me onto my back and licking down my stomach.

I arch off the bed as his mouth descends on my pussy, my hands going to his hair.

"So fucking good," Edward growls.

"Oh god, oh god," I stammer, my thighs trembling. Just as I'm about to come Edward's tongue leaves my pussy and he slams into me again, kneeling in front of me as he fucks me deep.

"I'm coming," I gasp, clawing at his biceps. "Oh fuck, Edward."

His chin drops to his chest, rough grunts leaving his lips. "I can fucking feel it."

"Choke me," I beg.

Edward hisses, biting his lip and leaning up, grabbing my throat. "Is this what you want, baby?"

My body starts shaking uncontrollably and Edward groans. "So. Fucking. Tight. Come all over my cock, Daisy."

"So close," I cry. "Just like that…please."

I arch up off the bed as I come and Edward fingers squeeze around my throat.

"Fuck, that's it baby…you're gonna make me fucking cum," Edward grunts. His thumb presses against my clit and my thighs slam into his sides.

"Yes, yes," I cry. "Give me your cum, I want it so bad."

Edward hisses, his mouth falling open. "Yeah? Want me to cum so deep you fucking feel it baby?"

"Please, Edward," I beg. "I'm gonna, I'm-"

"Fuck," Edward growls, "That's it, so fucking tight on my cock. Ugh, fuck."

He falls into my body with a rough groan and I giggle as he slumps on top of me, playfully licking my cheek.

"Mm, okay I stand correct. That was amazing," I sigh happily.

Edward sniggers, moving down my body and burying his face into my stomach with a sigh.

"God, I fucking love you, the mouth on you…such a bad girl," he teases, nipping at my hip.

"Oh I'm just getting started…"

Edward lifts his head and arches a brow, his lift curving up to one side. "Is that so?"

I wink.

Edward's expression shifts to a more serious one and I shift to my elbows staring down at him. "What's wrong?"

He sighs. "I don't know what to do."

I tilt my head, frowning. "With what? You can quit now."

Edward sits up, leaning back against his hands. "Yeah, but then how does that leave you? I don't trust you with anyone else, I want you with me. I need to be able to protect you. Besides, even if I'm not your bodyguard, it's not like your dad is gonna be okay with us being together."

"We can worry about that part later. The most important thing is you being free to be with Tommie. I'll be safe with whoever's guarding me, Edward."

"The fuck you will. You're never fucking safe, Bella."

I sit up and kneel in front of him. "I'll be fine. You have to quit. Go and be with Tommie. Please."

Edward sighs, rubbing his hand across his face. "I need to think about it. And I need a fucking cigarette."

I grin, kissing his cheek. "Did I wear you out?"

Edward grabs my throat, his green eyes glinting. "Not even slightly, beautiful. I'm gonna fuck you all night. Promise."

can I get an OMG?