Set at end of Eclipse Bella is desperate for alone time with Edward. They have had little time together with planning the wedding, and avoiding further dangers. She arranges for the perfect minivacation. Will Edward go along? What will happen?

Not mine, but as always hope you enjoy it :)

Chapter 2

Chapter 2

by: jellybab
The drive was relatively quiet. Every now and then I would catch Edward looking at me and I would blush turning my head quickly to look out my window. It felt so good to know that we had an entire weekend to just... be.

Before I knew it we were pulling up to a quaint blue house on a hill that over looked the ocean. It had a beautiful wrap around deck, with a hot tub in the back. I smiled and bit my lip as Edward took the key out of the ignition. He squeezed my hand gently and suddenly appeared at my door helping me out, our bags already in one of his hands. We held hands as we approached the house pausing to take in the view before we went inside.

It was absolutely breath taking. I gasped slightly at the magnificent sight before us. Alice and Jasper had done an amazing job. I tried not to think about how much a house like this would cost, as not to ruin my time away. It was early evening and the sun danced magically off the water as it rolled and crashed onto the cliffs below us. The sound was so soothing, and I could taste the salt water in my mouth. I slowly closed my eyes and lifted my arms allowing the sea breeze to blow freely through my hair and around my body inhaling deeply.

"It's so beautiful." I whispered as I opened my eyes to look up at Edward. He was staring at me with an odd expression on his face. Something I couldn't quite place at first, admiration?

"Yes." He replied never taking his eyes off me. He gaze intensified, and I blushed as I felt thousands of butterflies assault my stomach.

He grinned crookedly at me and grabbed my hand. "Come, let's see the inside."

I sighed and reluctantly followed him into the house. I could have spent hours staring out at the open water.

As we entered the house I noted how warm and inviting it felt. It was just as small as I originally thought, just perfect for Edward and me. The house opened up into a living area with a fireplace off to the left. The furniture was beige in color and looked very soft and comfortable. It was connected to the kitchen directly to the right of the door, where there was a breakfast bar along with a small kitchen table. Off of the living area there was a small hall Edward pulled me through. We found three doors, opening to a bathroom and two bedrooms, the last door being the master bedroom.

Edward pulled me in excitedly to investigate. There was a fireplace to the right of the door and a very comfortable sitting area just in front of it. Beyond the fireplace was another door that could lead only to another bathroom. There was a vast picture window on the wall facing the ocean. The bed faced this window so you could over look the vast sea from there. I instantly ran over to the window and smiled. This was beyond anything I could have imagined.

I felt stone cold arms wrap around my waist as I continued to gaze out the window. I wrapped my hands around his and sighed in contentment as he buried his head in the crook of my neck making me giggle.

We stood there for a long time as we watched the ocean buck and roll against itself. I was so wrapped up in the moment I forgot that I was hungry. I jumped as my stomach growled loudly in protest. I felt Edward shake around me laughing silently.

He kissed me sweetly on the neck, "time to feed the human."

"Crap." I said as I remembered the one thing Alice and I had forgotten to pack.

Edward pulled away from me and looked at me curiously waiting for me to explain.

I stared up at him sheepishly. "I guess Alice and I didn't remember everything." I admitted biting my lip.

He sighed and shook his head. "Looks like we're going out tonight." Before I had a chance to object Edward whisked me up into his arms kissing me as he carried me to the bathroom door.

"Get ready. I'll make reservations." He instructed as he placed me on my feet once more.

I stared to protest but he silenced me with another kiss. "Alice already told me about some nice restaurants in the area just incase. I'm sure she forced you to pack something for such an occasion." He finished smiling triumphantly. He was gone before I could say anything.

I went to the bed where he had deposited our bags and took out all I would need for a shower. I remembered the gown Alice had demanded I take along and smiled. Edward was going to flip. I removed the dress and quickly made my way to the bathroom before Edward returned. I hung it up on the back of the door to allow the steam from my shower to get any wrinkles out.

I showered as fast as I could knowing I would need the time to straighten my hair, humming tunelessly the entire time. As soon as I got out I toweled dry and again silently thanked Alice for the not so innocent undergarments she had bought for me. It was a deep blue corset with black lace up the sides, and matching panties. I blushed as I struggled with the clasps of the corset, whishing Alice were here to help me, and absolutely refusing to ask Edward.

Eventually I was able to force my way into the contraption, and was surprised as I turned around to take in my reflection, I had cleavage! I blushed, and quickly went to work on my hair. Just as I finished with the last section I heard a soft knock on the door.


"Are you almost done Bella, love. Our reservations are in an hour."

"Yes. I'll be out in a minute." I answered as I shimmied into my dress. It was a relatively simple black, strapless dress. It fell to just above my knees. The skirt was flirty of a light material, and flowed around me as I walked. The top was snug and fit like a glove. The magic of the dress lay in how it hugged every curve of my body perfectly. The dark color accentuated my skin making it look creamy instead of pale and lifeless. I applied simply mascara and a dark lip-gloss Alice had insisted would look perfect on me. With one last look in the mirror, and a few last adjustments to my hair, I slowly opened the door.

Edward turned around instantly and froze gasping as his eyes drank me in. His eyes roamed slowly over my body causing me to blush from my toes to my face. I smiled meekly and brought my hand to my mouth as I bit down on my thumbnail nervously.

"Almost done." I said softly. I walked again to the bed and dug a simple black pair of stiletto shoes out, cursing Alice, as I slipped the death traps on to my feet. I grabbed the matching shawl that went with the dress and turned to find Edward rooted in place staring speechlessly at me.

I blushed again as I smiled up at him. "Ok, now I'm ready." I said as I ducked my head self-consciously, feeling slightly uncomfortable under his direct stare.

Almost instantly I felt his cold hand under my chin as he raised my face to meet his eyes. He smiled warmly at me, and I gasped as I saw the burning desire that radiated there.

"You are absurdly beautiful. I don't know if I should take you out tonight." He grinned.

"Why not?" I asked as I checked myself over. Had I forgotten something?

He leaned down and placed his lips at me ear, "You are so absurd." I could hear the smile in his voice as he continued. "I don't know if I will be able to control myself once I hear what the other men will be thinking tonight when they see you."

I blushed deep red and frowned, "Who's being absurd now." I murmured. "Come on lets go or we're going to be late."

He stood back from me and offered me his arm smiling hugely. "Yes ma'am."

For the first time that night I noticed what he was wearing and gasped, my eyes wide. "You look very nice tonight." I breathed, turning red again as he caught me gawking at him. He was wearing dark charcoal slacks, with a button down black shirt, the color enhancing his seraphic beauty.

He smiled, "Thank you," and led me to the awaiting car careful to not allow me to fall.

We drove in silence unable to keep our eyes off each other. I shivered as he placed his hand on my bare knee and caressed me gently with his thumb. I caught his hand in mine as he made to remove it mistaking my shivering for being cold. He smiled at me and once again returned his hand to my knee. Too soon we arrived at the restaurant. It was a small Italian place, but obviously upscale. Of course.

I waited as Edward walked at human speed to my door and offered me his hand as I got out. I smiled up at him as he placed my shawl up around my shoulders to keep the chill of the night off me.

We walked hand in hand into the restaurant and waited patiently for our table. We did not have to wait long before we were escorted to a very secluded area, and were informed that our waiter would be right with us. The entire restaurant was dimly lit enhancing the romantic feel. Soft music played in the background, and only soft murmurs could be heard as couples sat close together enjoying the night.

I once again smiled up at Edward as he took my hand and squeezed it softly. Our waiter appeared just then and offered us our menus, informing us of the specials. As soon as he was out of view I looked up and noticed Edward scowling.

"What's wrong?" I asked concerned.

"Our waiter is irritating me." He said through gritted teeth.

"Already? He hasn't done anything yet?"

"His thoughts are enough." He clipped.

I blushed, "I'm sure it's not that bad." I assured him.

He sighed and pinched the bridge of his nose with his fore finger and thumb. Abruptly he turned to me and nuzzled my neck. "I knew I should have kept you home tonight. You are far too desirable for your own good."

I giggled as his sweet breath tickled my neck. He began placing delicate, strategic kisses along my neck and I reached up with my hand to run my fingers through his hair. "Hmm, that's nice." I whispered just as my stomach growled.

Edward instantly straightened up and handed me a menu, his lips twitching as he fought the urge to laugh.

"Hmph." I pouted grabbing the menu roughly from his hands.

"Bella, love." He whispered as he trailed his fingers lightly along my collarbone. "Don't be upset. I'm sorry. You are only human after all."

I focused my eyes on the menu as I tried unsuccessfully to ignore his touch. I gasped as his hand dropped from my neck and I felt him lightly trail his fingers along the skin of my exposed leg. My breathing was becoming uneven, though I tried to control it. I closed my eyes; jaw clenched, and tightened my hands around the menu as I marveled at the feel of his hand on my bare leg.


I snapped my head up quickly to the sound and turned three shades of red as our waiter stood next to our table smiling at us.

"Are you ready to order?" He asked politely.

"Bella?" Edward questioned with an amused look in his eyes. I silently cursed him as I chose the first thing my eyes fell on.

"I'll have the chicken primavera." I muttered quickly not meeting his gaze.

"To drink?" He questioned taking the menu swiftly from my hands.

"A coke."

"Very well. And for you sir?"

"Just a coke for me, thank you." Edward answered as I shifted my hair over my shoulder shielding me from the waiters view.

"If you change your mind..."

"I'll let you know." Edward said abruptly cutting him off.

"Of course. Your food will be out shortly."

I turned on Edward as soon as I was sure the waiter was gone. "Don't do that to me!" I demanded.

"What?" He asked his eyes a little too innocent.

I scowled. "You know what. That was humiliating." I said through gritted teeth. "You know what you do to me." I added sheepishly dropping my head and fiddling with my fingers.

"Bella, love." He said softly. When I didn't look up he placed a cold finger under my chin and met my gaze with repentant eyes. "I'm sorry. I won't do it again. Forgive me?" He asked with hopeful eyes.

I rolled my eyes at him. How could I stay mad at him when he looked at me like that? "Nothing to forgive. Just wait to do those kind of things until we're alone."

His eyes smoldered. "I look forward to tonight then."

I blushed furiously and smiled as I cuddled into his chest awaiting my food.

The rest of dinner went by uneventfully. The food was amazing and I ate more than I should. At one point in the evening I felt Edward grab my shawl and wrap it tightly around my shoulders. I starred at him quizzically knowing I was not cold, only to see him glaring at the waiter who had just showed up to offer desert. I blushed knowing full well what the waiter had been looking at, and quietly declined anything else.

The ride back was again silent as I slipped into a sort of half sleep. I hadn't noticed when we stopped until I felt Edward lift me into his arms and carry me effortlessly to our room. I shivered slightly at the cold night air, rubbing my shoulders. Edward sat me down on the couch in front of the fireplace and disappeared. I sat up to protest only to see him return with an arm full of firewood. Within minutes he had a fire blazing.

I removed my shoes and yawned. I patted the place next to me on the couch and watched as Edward sat fluidly beside me.

"Thank you." I muttered as I climbed into his lap.

"For what?" He asked grabbing the blanket from the back of the sofa to wrap around me.

"For tonight. For coming. For everything."

He chuckled. "Silly Bella. Thank you."

I tilted my head up searching as I placed kisses along his neck and jaw. I felt his hand cup my face and pull me up to meet his lips. The kiss started out soft, but quickly grew in intensity. I turned in his lap placing one leg on either side of him as I wrapped my arms around his neck. I heard him moan softly as I moved, and felt his hands as they slid up and down my sides.

He did not release my lips until I felt faint, but his mouth did not go far. He began slowly kissing my neck as he moved lower and lower. My breathing had grown rapid and embarrassingly loud, but I could not manage to care. I gasped as I felt his tongue slip out and slide ice cold along the line of my cleavage. I ran my fingers roughly through his hair begging him to continue.

His hands gradually moved to my back and deftly unzipped my dress causing the top to fall down around me. He exhaled sharply as he took in what I had been wearing under my dress, and I felt a low rumble deep in his chest. "You are the most dangerous creature in the world." He growled eyes smoldering as pulled me tight to him trapping my lips with his in a rough kiss.

My body felt on fire as my chest heaved with each breath. As our kiss deepened I felt one of his hands lower to my leg and caress the length as I trembled. In the back of my mind I knew we should stop, but I couldn't remember why. I wanted him. I needed him.

I eagerly turned my attention to his neck and swiftly began to undo his shirt. I heard him hiss as I nibbled gently at his neck. I pushed his shirt down his shoulders and watched as it pooled on the floor. My hands ran greedily up and down his perfect body as I pulled him close to me trailing every muscle of his back. As he once again began to attack my neck and shoulders in ways he never had before, the light went off.

"Edward." I whispered weakly as his lips trailed succulent kisses along my shoulder.

"Yes." He replied in a deep rough voice.

"We should..." I gasped as his tongue ran down my neck.

"Should what?" He asked as he kissed me fervently once again running his fingers through my hair.

"Edward." I managed to choke out once he released me. Unable to keep from touching him, I began to run my fingers along his spine kissing his shoulder softly. I felt his fingers dance slowly along the clasps of my corset and knew what he was intending to do. I wanted it more than anything, but I knew there would be no turning back if I allowed him to continue.

"We need to stop." I breathed weakly kissing him tenderly on the neck.

"Why?" He pleaded as his hands continued to run along my back.

Slowly I began to pull away from him instantly missing the closeness of his body as we separated. I looked into his eyes and my stomach twisted as the pure lust and desire I saw there took my breath away.

"We're waiting remember?"

I watched as he closed his eyes and tried to steady his breathing. He took a few deep breaths and opened his eyes once again to look at me. His eyes were still full of longing, but not quite as desperate as before.

"I'm sorry." I whispered ducking my head, as I too tried to regulate my breathing.

He placed his hands on either side of my face and looked deep into my eyes. "Don't be. It's late. Why don't you go change for bed?"

I smiled weakly and began to get up as my dress fell to the floor. I instantly blushed tomato red. I hurriedly grabbed the blanket that was now on the floor and wrapped my self tightly in it.

Edward growled softly and shook his head. "Isabella you are going to be the death of me. I swear you are. Now go change, before I do something we might both regret." His voice was rough but restrained.

I quickly grabbed my bag and went into the bathroom. I changed hastily, and brushed my teeth as I prepared for bed. I apprehensively opened the door to find Edward had also changed and was waiting for me on the bed.

He turned to smile at me as I approached him. He leaned down and pulled me onto the bed tucking me under the covers. He wrapped his strong cold arms around me, and kissed me on the forehead.

"Sleep now my love." He whispered sweetly. He began humming my lullaby and within minutes I was fast asleep.

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