Friday, July 27, 2012 | By: Drotuno

Coming Home Chapter 119 - Bella

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Forks... Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 11:23 A.M.

I didn't even get out of bed before reaching over to my nightstand and grabbing my laptop. Rose and Alice were already awake, if the noises downstairs were any indication; I could hear the shower running, so I doubted at least one of them had been up long. After getting to Forks around eight the night before and spending a few minutes texting with Edward, we'd been up late telling Charlie all about our trip to Florida – well, not all, because there were some things a father and daughter should just not talk about.

Sitting up against the headboard and propping the laptop up on my knees, I opened the waiting email from Edward, smiling because I'd truly missed communicating with him like this. There was something special about it. Maybe it was because we'd fallen in love through the written word. All I knew was that if I had to be away from him again, his emails were my lifeline.

Several minutes later, I was holding back tears as I read his sweet goodbye, giggling when I read about the shower. I was just about to hit reply when Rose opened the door and walked into the room in a robe, her skin still dewy from the shower and a towel wrapped around her hair.

"Come on, Bells," she said, smiling when she saw that I was awake. "Charlie told me to make sure you were up. We're supposed to head out to the reservation in about half an hour. You can email Edward later, 'K?"

With a sigh, I nodded and set the laptop aside, climbing out of bed and reaching for my phone. I might not have time to sit down and email him, but I was taking the minute to text Edward if it killed me.

B: Good morning, babe. Just wanted to let you know that I just woke up and have to get ready immediately to go out to the reservation, so I can't email you back now. I love you and miss you, Edward. Have a good day with the guys. Relax and enjoy it before you go back to work tomorrow, Sarge. :) Love you! xoxo

Setting the phone down on the dresser, I started gathering my stuff for the shower. Just before I left the room, my phone buzzed with Edward's reply.

E: My sweet girl... I'm glad to hear you got some sleep. I worry about you when you don't. Have a good time with your friends and Charlie today. I love you, too, Isabella. So very much. **sending you hugs**

I sighed, setting the phone back down on the dresser. I'd never get tired of hearing those words from him, even over a simple text message. Giving it one last glance, I left the room to get ready.

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From: Bella Swan
To: EAMasen
Date Sent: Sun, July 04, 2010 at 10:47 P.M.
Date Received: Mon, July 05, 2010 at 1:47 A.M.
Subject: What a night!

Hi, babe.

Just got home to Charlie's house. We spent all damn day and night on the reservation, which was ok, but it didn't leave me any free time to email you! :( Did you guys end up spending the day like you'd thought? Chili dogs (isn't Jasper's chili terrific?), beer, and fireworks? I hope you had a good day, even if we weren't together... I had a pretty good day here, aside from missing you, of course!

The biggest news of the trip came from Charlie... I asked last night why he had been so insistent that the girls and I come visit this weekend, and he just hemmed and hawed about it before claiming it was late and he needed to get to bed. My question was answered tonight when he stood up just before they started the fireworks, got down on one knee (slowly, with a grunt, claiming his knees weren't what they used to be *laugh*), and proposed to Sue! I was terrified she was going to say no, but he must have been pretty damn confident that she'd say yes, or he wouldn't have asked her in front of everyone. LOL So would you mind escorting me to my father's wedding in October, Sarge? It might not seem like the most ideal time to meet my father, but maybe that will actually be the best... He'll be distracted by the wedding and can't grill you too much. ;) They set a date pretty quickly of Sunday, October 17th, so I thought maybe I'd get a substitute, and we could go down that Thursday after school, coming home Sunday after the ceremony.

Something else...interesting...happened while we were out there. Jacob would not back off, I swear. Everywhere I turned, there he was. If I was up at the table with the drinks, he would come up behind me, reaching around me to grab a cup of beer, rather than standing beside me at the table. A few times, he caught me unaware in the kitchen, and rather than wait for me to move out of the small space between the counter and the refrigerator, he attempted to scoot by me – which basically meant pressing up against me and our bodies touching from knees to chest. I ignored the first time, just giving him a dirty look, but when it happened again, I raised my knee, brushing it against his junk. He cringed and backed off pretty damn quick.

That was it until we were all sitting around the driftwood fire, and he came and plopped down beside me on the log I was sitting on, leaving me little to no space. Charlie must have seen how uncomfortable and pissed off I was because he spoke up and said something to the effect of, "Jacob Black, I believe you're making my daughter uncomfortable. Don't think I haven't noticed all the shit you've been pulling today. Back off. I know she's told you she isn't interested, that she has a boyfriend. He's a good man, her Edward. If you don't knock it the hell off, son of my best friend or not, I'll have to make you." Then he paused and looked him straight in the eye and said (and I'm quoting this because I'll never forget it...), "Either that, or I can give Edward a call and let him know what's going on. I'm sure he'll be glad to come down and set things straight." I've never seen Jake move as fast as he did to go sit on the other side of the campfire. LOL

It was great to hear my dad talk about you like that and stick up for us both. And don't worry, babe. I don't need you to defend my honor like you did Mike. Between the threat of my knee and Charlie's warning, Jacob didn't say another word to me all night, aside from a platonic goodbye just before we left.

But all that talk about you just made me miss you more than I already was. *sigh* I totally get the not sleeping well thing, babe. Even though my bed here is a twin, it still felt miles too big. I missed your arms around me, your lips kissing my neck as we drifted off to sleep. When I woke up, you were my first thought this morning. I kept hoping you would walk through my door to wake me in the best way possible like we did so many mornings while I was there. The thought that I won't see you again until October just wrecks me. I know we can do it because it's going to totally be worth every bit of loneliness and tears, but I still hate it.

I had such an amazing time down in Florida, Edward. Being with you was everything I possibly could have imagined and so much more that I hadn't even dreamed was possible. We just...fit, ya know? You get me more than anyone besides my girls ever have before. You're my best friend, which was only cemented in the time we were together, and I know that we are going to spend the rest of our lives together. It's an incredible feeling, but knowing that we have three more months before we can start that life together just slays me.

Send me my song soon, baby. I can't wait to hear all of it. That was some of the best moments from my visit...listening to you play. Your face... God, Edward, it was like there was such a peace that came over you every time you sat down behind that keyboard. That right there made the gift worth it. To see you that happy and fulfilled was worth a hundred pianos.

Ok, so question time. What was my favorite? *whines* I want to say all of them, dammit. lol I remember every single time, babe. But honestly, the first and last times we were together like that will be forever cemented in my memory. Dancing at the club that first night...and then feeling your mouth and hands on me, making love with you above me. God, it just felt so right – like I was meant to be right there...with you. Then the night before I left, when I woke up to find you at the piano in the middle of the night. The most clear memory from that time is you begging me to wait for you. Edward Masen, you have to know by now that I would wait a lifetime for you. I love you so much, and that moment just made me want to hug you to me and never let go.

And ok...the night we pulled the SUV over on the way back after our date and the night after the Fun Center...I'll never forget those, either, but for entirely different reasons! LOL

Now my question for you... *laugh* I think you could tell I enjoyed it when you played with my ass during sex... Did you enjoy it – and is that something you might want to think about doing at some point? I'd never really given a lot of thought to it before, but now, if you're interested, I think it's something I want to try with you. When you touched me there and put your finger inside me, it felt amazing and hit nerves I didn't even know existed. If it's not something you're interested in trying, that's ok, but I just wanted to know.

I'd better go. My eyes are closing. Have a good Monday, babe. We'll probably leave here sometime tomorrow. Charlie took the morning off work, so we'll just head home when he goes in after lunch. I'll text you and let you know for sure, though.

I love you, Edward, so very damn much.

Yours, always,
Bella

P.S. Just so you know... Remember the last time on Skype when I wouldn't let you see me without clothes? Our next Skype chat, I won't be wearing anything but your dog tags. ;)

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