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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.

7. While You Were Gone

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Alice will be proud of me. I dressed in blue, cotton dress. It was v-neck and hit just below my breasts. I wasn’t trying to drive Edward crazy, but…he was the one who touched me, first. I put on a pair of wedged heels, some jewelry and put makeup on. I didn’t look half bad. Walking out my bedroom door, I saw Edward looking through some old photo albums from college. Great.

“Nosey.” A smile lit up my face when he looked up at me.

“I’m want to know what you’ve been doing while I’ve been away.” He turned another page.

“Not much.” I walked over to him. “We will have plenty of time to catch up, right?” I still didn’t trust him. I was afraid he would disappear.

“We have forever, Bella.” He stopped looking at the album. His gaze was strictly on my face.

“Promise?” I felt like I couldn’t breathe. He had only been back for a day and I wanted to forget all about the last 6 years and just be with him.

“I promise.” He put the book down and held his arms out to me. Gladly, I accepted them. I sunk into his arms and he held me for an eternity. Every few seconds, he would graze his lips against mine and over my neck. “We should go, love.” He planted one last kiss on my cheek and lifted me off his lap.

I gathered my bag and keys and walked out.

“Oh, I forgot my car was still at the club.” We stepped in front of his car.

“We’ll get it later, if that’s okay with you.” He opened the door for me.

“Or, you could just chauffer me everywhere for the rest of my life…” I laughed and sat in the passenger seat.

“I’d be more than happy to, Bella.” He shut my door and got in the driver’s seat.

“Where is the rest of your family, anyway?” I put my seatbelt on. Reflex. Edward laughed at me.

“They are at the house in Forks. When they found out that I came back to you…” he grabbed my hand. “they wanted to be here to welcome you back to the Cullen clan. Somehow…Alice knew that you’d want to be with us.” His smile faded. “I wasn’t so sure.”

“I will always choose you.” I squeezed his hand and we took off towards Forks. I started telling him about some of my wilder escapades in college. He wanted to know what he missed…well, I told him. Some of the moments I wasn’t very proud of, but he never made me feel ashamed of them. He did, however, wonder about my tattoo. If he’s lucky…or, I’m lucky…he’ll see it later.

We pulled up in front of the old Cullen house and it looked as if they had never left. Immediately, Alice flew out of the house and ran to the car.

“BELLA!!!” The smile on her face was infectious. Edward had just helped me out of the car when Alice’s tiny little arms picked me up and spun me in circles. “I’ve missed you!!”

“Alice, I require oxygen.” I managed to laugh out.

“Oh, sorry.” She set me down and I noticed that the rest of the family had gathered on the porch. “I knew we’d all be together again.” She hugged me, again, and pulled me up to the house.

“Bella,…I’m so happy to have you back.” Esme put her arms around me and hugged me into a comforting embrace.

“I’m happy, too.” I looked up at Edward and saw him smiling at me.

“So, shorty, how have you been surviving without us?” Emmett was leaning against the wall.

“It wasn’t much of a life without you guys.” I felt Edward’s arm wrap around me and we all walked in the house.

Emmett & Rosalie were standing against the wall. She didn’t look overly joyed to see me, but she was there. She didn’t need to be here and she was. That’s enough from Rosalie. Alice was sitting on the couch next to Jasper. Jasper seemed very remorseful. He didn’t say anything most of the time that I was there. If he did say anything, it wasn’t to me. Carlisle and Esme sat next to me on the couch while Edward sat on the armrest beside me.

“So, tell us everything.” Carlisle turned towards me.

“Ugh,…” I laughed. “What do you want to know?”

I got into all the details about college. I left out all the details about how I cried myself to sleep every night and thought about Edward every second of the day. I didn’t want to tell them that I had, briefly, gotten into drugs. It wasn’t anything extreme, just weed. It helped me relax. Basically, I told them about my degree and how I’m not doing anything with it.

“So,…what have you been doing?” I looked around the room.

“Well,” Esme began. “Carlisle and I have been living in New Hampshire with Rosalie and Emmett. Alice and Jasper have been with us for most of our stay there, but they went to Europe for awhile.”

“And, you?” I looked up at Edward. “Weren’t you with them?”

“I think we should save that for another day, Bella.” I stroked the back of my hair.

“Why?” It worried me that he wasn’t with him family.

“I don’t want to upset you.” What?“It’s upsetting that you don’t think I can handle it.” I had fully turned my body him and I was prepared to start a full-blown argument in front of his family. One thing hadn’t changed: Edward was still trying to make my decisions for me and decide what was best. I won’t be having any of that!

“Bella…” His voice had become stern.

“Edward…” I through it right back at him.

“Maybe I should get you home.” He stood up and got my bag.

“I don’t want to leave.” I stood up and crossed my arms over my chest.

“They are going hunting. We can continue this, later.” He grabbed my arm and started pulling me towards the door.

“It was good to see you, again, Bella! We’ll see you, soon!” Alice yelled. “And, Edward,...stop being so controlling!” I laughed as I exited the house. It was good to know that I wasn’t the only one who noticed. Edward still had a stern look on his face when he opened the door for me.

“Thanks.” I said, curtly.

“You’re welcome.” He shut the door and got into the driver’s seat. We were down the road in less than 10 seconds and dirt flying behind us. Neither of us said anything. I sat in the driver’s seat with my arms folded over my chest and stared out the window. I barely registered where we were at when we pulled off the road.

“Edward…?” He didn’t say anything. A moment later, he opened my door and flung me onto his back.

“Close your eyes.” He took off running.

The wind whipped around me and was blowing my dress up behind me. I was glad that we were alone. My face was in the crook of his neck, breathing in his addicting scent. He had a grip on my thighs and I couldn’t help but let my mind wonder. In my mind, we were back at the Cullen house, by ourselves and Edward was…sliding his hands up and down my legs while he knelt in front of me. His lips were kissing a trail up my legs and he was pushing the dress up as he went. Just before he reached the destination that I wanted him, he set me down on the ground. He kept me steady so that I wouldn’t fall and I opened my eyes. Our meadow.

“Oh, Edward.” I hadn’t been back here since he left. It looked different. I didn’t know if it was because it was dark, or because it almost made me sad.

“I want to tell you what I’ve been doing, Bella. I just didn’t think that it was appropriate in front of the family.” He pulled me close to him.

“Why?” I was curious.

“I just…I just wanted to speak to you, alone. They are all aware of what I’ve been doing. I don’t know how you will react and I didn’t want you to have to hold back in front of my family.” He pulled back and looked at me.

“Is it bad?” What…did he go on some human killing spree?“Not necessarily. Can I tell you?” Do you have to ask?“Of course.”