Sunday, June 30, 2013 | By: Drotuno

In Pursuit Chapter 15

Chapter 15
Bella POV
When I woke up, the first thing my eyes focused on was Edward’s profile in the dim light of the early morning. He was on his back, one arm flung over his forehead, with the sheet and blanket pooled around his waist. His eyes were closed, his breathing steady. I was still in his bed, still naked, after...what we’d done the night before. Calling it just “having sex” seemed wrong, somehow, but I was scared to call it what it had really felt like. One thing I did know, though, was I wanted more...
More of his hands, his lips...his cock...
It had all been beyond anything I’d ever felt before, maybe because my heart was fully into it, and it had been just what I’d wanted and needed after the God-awful nightmare.
Just the memory of seeing Edward get shot, even in my sleep, was enough to make me cringe.
“You’re thinking awfully hard over there,” Edward mumbled, cracking one eye open to look at me.
“Just...remembered my nightmare,” I admitted, smiling when he turned over and pulled me into his chest.
Propping himself up on one elbow, he leaned down and pressed his lips to my forehead. “It was just a nightmare, Bella. I’m right here.” He took my hand and slid it up his body to his chest. “Feel me, baby. I’m okay.”
Thursday, June 27, 2013 | By: Drotuno

Pieces of You Chapter 4 & Pics

Chapter 4 – Driven
Chicago, IL – August
“Come on, Bella,” I sighed, scrolling through search after search. “Where the hell are you, baby?”
I knew she’d hate that I was looking for her, but I rationalized it as making sure she was safe. The problem was that she’d fallen off the face of the Earth. I took what I knew about her, her mother, her past, and did my best to narrow down the searches, but nothing was coming up. It helped that I had Emmett’s permission to use his programs that the law offices used. Still...fucking nothing.
I closed my laptop and gazed around the house. Shaking my head, I snorted softly to myself. I’d moved into Bella’s old place almost two weeks prior. It had taken some serious charming on my part to get Charlotte to rent it to me. Once I explained that I was in the middle of a divorce, that the house meant something to me, that she didn’t even have to clean it out, and that I’d pay her six months rent up front, she slapped the lease down and handed me the keys. Though, she still wouldn’t tell me where Bella had gone, only that my girl had mentioned her mother. I understood it. Bella had a way of instilling loyalty in people, and she had no idea.

Monday, June 24, 2013 | By: Drotuno

Pieces of You Chapter 3 & Pics

Chapter 3 – Running to Stand Still
Cedar Key, FL – October
I came up out of my sleep with a gasping sob, only to get pissed and punch the pillow.
“Goddammit!” I hiccuped, swiping at my tears that never seemed to end, no matter how far away I was, no matter how many times I told myself to let it go.
Flopping onto my back, I breathed in slowly and let it out to calm my heart, my soul. They ached. Every day, they ached to the point of almost physical pain. Glancing over at the clock, I groaned. It was going to be a long fucking day. It was still dark outside, but there would be no going back to sleep. There never was when I dreamed of Edward.
They ranged from sweet and tender, to sexy and dark. Sometimes, he’d taunt me with all the lies he’d gotten away with, and sometimes, he’d fall at my feet and beg me to believe him, forgive him, come back to him. Everything in my heart wanted the latter, but my head knew better.
With a giant sigh, I shoved the covers back and got up. I took my time in the shower, trying to wash away the feelings that still lingered around me, even after almost three months.

Sunday, June 23, 2013 | By: Drotuno

In Pursuit Chapter 14 & Pics

Chapter 14
Bella POV
None of us woke up early the fifth of July – our fourth had been a lot of fun, but we’d been out late the night before and then we hadn’t gone right to sleep after we got home. When I finally stumbled into the living room after a shower to finish waking myself up, Edward was sitting on the couch, cup of coffee on the table in front of him as he flipped through the channels.
“Morning, B,” he said with a smile as he patted the seat beside him.
I slid down beside him and gave him a kiss good morning. “Morning. Where are Ali and Jasper?”
“They heard you stirring and decided to go pick up lunch. Jazz wanted subs, and Alice said she knew what you’d want.”
I nodded, chuckling. “I get the same thing every time,” I told him with a shrug. “So what’s the plan for today? We didn’t get to swim last night. Want to go to the pool?”
Edward raised an eyebrow. “Promise to wear that little bikini again?” At my giggle, he winked. “Sure, we could go swimming. I was thinking about seeing if you guys wanted to go bowling, but we could do that another day.”
Smirking, I admitted, “You know, I’ve never actually bowled.”
“Really?” Edward smiled. “I could teach you. It would be fun.”
I laughed, shaking my head. “You just want an excuse to teach me how to handle a ball,” I teased.
“Oh, Bella,” he purred, looking dangerously seductive. “I think you know how to handle a ball...”
Thursday, June 20, 2013 | By: Drotuno

Pieces of You Chapter 2 & Pics

Chapter 2 – Sad
Chicago, IL – May
My nostrils flared at the sound of Jane working in her studio downstairs. She tended to play the most obnoxious music when she painted – some techno-dance bullshit. My lip suddenly curled in hatred. Jane and I had always gotten along, even when things had fizzled out in the bedroom well over eighteen months ago. We’d learned to work really well together, simply because we’d had the same goals and ideas. But somewhere along the way, my needs, my goals had changed. They’d grown into something worthy and important. Her goals had simply stayed the same self-serving, egotistical, narcissistic...bullshit. It always was and always would be about Jane.
Now, I simply hated her – her personality, her voice, her looks, her incessant complaining, even the sound of her working. I hated her. Where I’d overlooked all that before, those were the things that were keeping me away from the one thing that had truly come to mean more to me than life itself.
Bella. My Sunshine.

Monday, June 17, 2013 | By: Drotuno

New Story! Pieces of You Chapter 1

Summary: She wanted all of him, something he couldn't give her. He'd finally found the one thing that meant everything, yet he belonged to someone else. She wanted to believe everything he ever promised, but a heart can only be so strong when faith is tested. Rated M/Canon couples/AH

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 | By: Jenny

In Pursuit Chapter 13

Chapter 13
Bella POV
It had been two days since Edward and I had... Declared ourselves sounded a bit outdated, but I supposed that’s what it was. Two days since he’d told me he couldn’t stay away from me any longer, two days since we’d kissed...and two days since we’d had any privacy. The minute we’d gotten back to the house, Alice had dragged me upstairs and ordered me to tell her everything.
Tell me, tell me, tell me,” she said with a giggle as she pulled me into her room. “You look...happy.”
I fell down onto her bed, sighing dreamily. “It was fun,” I finally said, propping myself up on my elbows. “We went to the diner and had lunch. I met a handful of people he knew, including this one—”
Bella!” Alice squeaked. “Get to the good stuff.” She winked suggestively.
Sunday, June 9, 2013 | By: Jenny

In Pursuit Chapter 12

Chapter 12
Bella POV
I hurried inside, deciding I needed to change clothes before Edward and I left. When I passed through the living room, I grabbed Alice, who was sitting on the couch as she flipped through channels on the newly installed cable.
“Come with me,” I hissed, dragging her up by the hand.
“What? What happened?” She scrambled to her feet and gripped my hand as we rushed to the stairs.
Giggling, I said, “Edward’s taking me on a tour of Forks, and I have to tell you something, but not until we get upstairs.”
We raced up to the third floor, waving to a confused-looking Jasper as he came out of his room.

Sunday, June 2, 2013 | By: Jenny

In Pursuit Chapter 11

Bella POV
It was dark when I woke up in the middle of the night Tuesday – or rather, early Wednesday morning – and the moon was behind the clouds, so even the moonlight coming through the window of the bedroom didn’t illuminate much. The house was utterly quiet. There were no creaks or groans of the house settling, there was no wind or rain beating against the windows, and I didn’t even hear any snores coming from the second floor, even though I knew Jasper was asleep. He and Edward had stopped any sort of switched sleep schedule. Being off the grid, as they’d called it, meant we could pretty much go about our lives as normal – or as close to normal as we could get it right now.
After lying there for almost half an hour, I decided a cup of warm milk was in order or I would never fall back asleep. A lot of days now, it seemed, my mind had trouble shutting off at night, so half the time, I walked around like a zombie during the day when I didn’t get much, if any, sleep the night before. Figuring I was warm enough in my long T-shirt and socks – and there was no one awake to see me anyway – I didn’t bother pulling on shorts or a robe.

Saturday, June 1, 2013 | By: Jenny

Hard to Love Chapter 11 – Epilogue

Chapter 11 – Epilogue
Present Day
Edward, why are we here?” Bella asked, smirking over at me once we were out of the car.
Grinning, I simply reached for her hand, taking a long, slow gaze around the elementary school playground. The sun was shining, the air was crisp and clean, and it was a Sunday, so the place was all ours. But the best part of all was the bright, clear, warm brown eyes gazing up at me like she knew I was up to something, which I was.
Bella had recovered quickly. Emmett had forced her to take almost a month away from the bakery, but she’d worked from home when she felt like it. I’d stayed out with her the first week, but between our mothers, she’d been watched over pretty closely after that. Her memory was just fine, though she hated that she could only guess about the accident itself. She was pretty sure some sort of animal ran out in front of her on her way home. Charlie had said there wasn’t anything on the road after the accident, so we could only guess that she’d tried to avoid hitting something and skidded out of control.
The headaches had stuck around for a few weeks, but they were few and far between now, since it had been a couple of months. I was just happy that she no longer got lightheaded when she stood up too quickly or turned too fast. I was pretty sure Felix was too, because he’d accidentally gotten kicked a time or two when I’d tried to get to her before she hit the floor.