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I'd Know You Anywhere

It's been 6 years since Edward left in New Moon. Bella and Jacob are still friends, but Bella has been thinking of Jacob as more. While looking at pictures from a night out, she notices someone in the backround from her past. **I'm not allowed to post my stories on here, anymore...due to the Lemons. Read my last chapter of this story.**

I haven't really ever written a story that didn't have some sort of lemony goodness in the first couple chapters. They're coming...I promise! :) I hope you enjoy. Vampire Edward, of course.

6. Better Than A Dream

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BPOVCould it be?

I glanced up into those amber eyes. Edward.

“I can see you’re still just as graceful.” He smiled down at me, helping me to my feet.

“Um, yeah…” I couldn’t tare my eyes away. I hadn’t dreamt any of it. He was actually here with me. What was he doing back? Would he stay? Is he just checking up on me?

“Bella, I made you breakfast. Are you hungry?” I shook my head, ‘yes’, like an idiot. I couldn’t find the words. He grabbed my hand, acting as if he had never left, and led me into the kitchen. “I hope it tastes okay. I’m not an expert, or anything.” He laughed at himself.

“Thanks.” I started eating while he watched. It was weird. I wasn’t, at all, uncomfortable with this. Having him around calmed my nerves. In a way, it was as if he had never left.

“You look surprised to see me, this morning. Are you okay?” I pushed the plate away. The food was very good, but my stomach got butterflies at the thought of having to speak to Edward.

“I’m fine. I just…I thought I had dreamt it all. Not a night goes by that I don’t dream about you…I just thought…I didn’t think that you would actually come back.” I didn’t dare risk looking at him.

“I’m sorry if I’m intruding on your life, Bella. I told myself that I would only find you to make sure that you were healthy and happy. But,…you practically knocked me off my feet when I saw you. You were beautiful before, but you just look so…grown up. I had to talk to you. I was being selfish, I’m sorry.” He pinched the bridge of her nose.

“Why do you care how I’m doing? I mean, you made it very clear that you didn’t want me, so…what made you come back? Did Alice see something? Were you trying to protect me? I’m just…confused.” I turned my chair towards him, wanting to see his perfect face.

“No, Bella, Alice didn’t see anything. I made her promise not to look for you when we left Forks. And, of course I care how you’re doing. Bella, I never stopped loving you. I told you that I didn’t to protect you. I lied, Bella. I knew that you would never let me go if you knew that I still wanted you. If I could dream at all, it would be about you. You’re all I’ve thought about since I’ve been away from you. My life hasn’t been the same. Nobody in the family is hardly speaking to me. The ones who aren’t angry at me, pity me. I hate how that makes me feel. I’m not myself, anymore.” I wanted to reach out and touch him, but I couldn’t handle the refection.

“So, now what?” I wasn’t sure if I wanted to know. If he told me that he was leaving, I’d jump off the balcony. I don’t know how I got through the rejection the first time. If I had to do it again…I don’t think I could pull through it.

“I don’t know. If you want me to leave, I will.” He looked over at me.

“No!” I practically lunged at him. I stopped myself, remembering that he was a vampire and my lunging at him could cause more damage than he’s prepared for. If he hurt me, he’d surely leave.

“Really? You don’t want me to go? I’d understand if you did, Bella. I acted like a fool the last time we were together.” He turned towards me. He seemed to be contemplating his next move.

“I’m sure. Don’t leave me, Edward. I feel so stupid wanting to beg you to stay with me, but…you’re the only person I’ve ever wanted. I’ve never felt the same way about anybody else. I have to have you in my life. Please,…stay with me.” I was nearly crying. I felt like such a baby. He’s going to think I’m pathetic and want nothing to do with me. Great, Bella.

“Bella…I promise to never…never…leave you as long as it’s what you want. I’ll worship you for the rest of your life and do anything you ask of me to show you how much you mean to me. Believe me, Bella. I love you.” He had sunk to his knees before me and was kissing my hands.

What I said, next, came out in a whisper. “I love you, too.”

He got up and pulled my face into his. We were together, again. The last 12 hours seemed to change my entire existence. Edward was with me and promising that he’d never leave, again. Don’t buy it, Bella. It’s just words. Words don’t mean shit! You know that!

We kissed for hours. He took his time caressing almost every inch of my body while his lips worked magic on my lips, neck, and shoulders. We were lying on the couch, together. His body was halfway covering mine and his right hand was sliding up and down my side as he kissed me.

“Someone is here, love.” He kissed my nose and tried to back away, but I pulled him back towards me.

“I don’t care.” He laughed and kissed me, again.

I heard the elevator door open. It was Samantha.

“Oh!” She seemed shocked to see me lying on the couch with a man she didn’t know.

“Hi, Sam.” I smiled at her and so did Edward.

“Um, Hi? Who’s this?” She smiled back. I’m sure she was having trouble resisting Edward’s charming face.

“Well,…this is Edward. Edward, this is Samantha. She’s my roommate/business partner.” I laughed at the look on Samantha’s face. Not to mention the face that I was as giddy as a school girl who had just been smooching her hot boyfriend.

“Nice to meet you.” He laughed, too. I’m sure the thoughts going on in her head were very amusing.

“Where, exactly, did you meet him? When I left last night,…you were alone.” Very subtle, Sam, thanks.

“I’ve, actually, known Edward for a very long time. I just haven’t seen him in awhile. He surprised me, last night.” I turned my gaze back to Edward, who was smiling at me.

“I see. Well, you must be very special. Bella doesn’t let men near her, let alone…let them, actually, touch her!” She gestured to the way Edward’s hands were gripping me.

“So,” I tried to stray the subject away from my love life. “How was your night?” Immediately, I regretted asking. She was with Jake, last night.

“You really wanna know?” She seemed confused. She threw her bag on the floor by the coffee table.

“I guess. But, spare me the details.” I sighed.

“Well,…it went very….” She got a huge smile on her face. “very well.” She laughed.

“So, you had a good time last night.” I laughed.

“And, this morning.” Her face had lit up. I guess Jake was good in bed.

“That’s too much detail.” I half-smiled. I was lying in Edward’s arms. Why was I bothered by hearing that my two best friends had…shacked up?

“Sorry,…he wanted me to tell you that he’s not mad at you. He was just confused as to why you were acting so weird. But…” She gestured to Edward. “Now, I know.” Sam got off the couch and started heading towards her room. “I’m going to change and head back down to the club to count our money.” She laughed.

“Okay. You’re on your own. I closed that place two nights in a row for you.” I sat up and headed towards the kitchen. I looked back at Edward. He was sprawled out on the couch, looking very…sexy.

“No problem. Thanks, by the way, for doing that for me.” I rolled my eyes. I wanted to say, “Stop sleeping around before you catch something!” but it wasn’t worth the fight. I just wanted to live in my happy world, right now. “I’m out! See ya! Nice meeting you, Edward. Be good to my girl, here…she’s much too innocent to handle anything you could throw at someone like…me.” She winked at him and hit the button on the elevator.

“Hmpf.” I grabbed a bottle of water out of the fridge and sat down by Edward, again.

“I’m a little surprised that you’re friends with her, Bella.” He smirked at me.

“And, why’s that?” I smiled back.

“She reminds me of Jessica. Her thoughts were anything but innocent.” He raised an eyebrow at me.

“I’m sure you’ll be her next conquest.” I looked down at my bottle of water and started pealing back the label.

“I’m not interested. It bothered me that she thought of herself as some sort of expert seductress. Besides, we both know that you ARE the only person who could handle everything about me. I don’t understand it, but you are.” He brushed my hair away from my face. “So,…do you want to go somewhere, today?”

“Sure. Where?” I looked back over at him. He’s so beautiful.

“Well, I know the family would love to see you.” My face lit up. I’ve missed them almost as much as I’ve missed Edward. They were the only family I really felt like I was a part of, besides Charlie and Renee. They weren’t really a family, though. They were two parents that were trying to compromise because of their mutual connection: me.

“I’d love to! I’ll go get dressed.” I jumped up and hit my knee on the coffee table.

“Easy, Bella.” He sat me on his lap and rubbed circles on my bruised knee.

“I swear, I wasn’t this clumsy when you were gone. This is so embarrassing.” I rested my forehead in my hands.

“It would be adorable, if you weren’t hurting yourself.” He turned my head to kiss him. “Now,…” He stood up and took me into my bedroom. “change your clothes and be very careful.” He kissed my forehead and lightly tapped my behind twice….which shocked the hell out of me. Edward seemed a little shocked by his actions, too. We both looked up at each other with confused grins on our faces. Edward just shook his head and laughed at himself. I’m sure my face was burning red.

“Ugh…yeah.” He laughed at himself, again, and walked out of my bedroom.

I could get used to this.