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Your Future Awaits

bannerThank you to the wonderful Oh, Mike how will I go on for this Perfect Banner!!! Go read her stories! Bella feels a strong pull towards the Czech Republic, always dreaming of a strange man on the Charles bridge that she can never reach. So when she graduates high school and gets a mysterious letter stating that her tuition to go to university in Prague has been taken care of, she follows fate towards her destiny. But once there, will she finally unravel her mysterious dreams and the stranger within, or the danger lurking beneath them? AU and yes this is a BxE, but with a few twists along the way... Rated Adult for Lemon's in the end.


12. Truth or Dare

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The rest of the dinner past in a haze. We talked about everything from my childhood to the decades he’s seen. I told him about my mom, and he talked about Carlisle and Esme. I was enraptured by the setting sun and the array of colors, and he watched me enjoy it. We danced to the small quartet he hired, playing our favorite classical songs, laughing at my inability to dance in the heels Alice had me wear. It was a beautiful night, going down in history as the greatest date ever!

It was past 2am as Edward and I slowly walked up to my apartment. He hadn’t stayed the night since he told me he was a vampire, even though on that occasion he sat on the bench of my window and read a collection of poems composed by Oscar Wilde all night, but I figured he was never too far from my apartment if I were to call to him. So after he leaned in and kissed me chastely on the forehead and began to walk away, I did the unexpected and grabbed his sleeve. He stopped and slowly turned to me, his eyes surprised that I had stopped him.

"Stay, please." I whispered. He stood still for a second, thinking in his head of what he should do. I knew why he didn’t stay the night usually; being around me made it hard for him to control his thirst, but I didn’t want to be alone, especially after that weird visit I had received earlier. "Please?" I asked as I bit my bottom lip. I was afraid he would refuse, afraid that he would leave.

"Bella, I… I don’t know." He said. "It’s hard to be that close to you, and yet…want more. I’m not sure it’s a good idea." He admitted. I knew it was hard for him to admit his weaknesses, so I didn’t push him. I understood why he wouldn’t come in, but I was still disappointed. I gave a small smile and hung my head slightly as I turned to go inside, saying, "It’s okay", as I walked in. But before I could close it, he caught the door and walked in, locking it behind him.

"I didn’t say no, I just said it wasn’t a good idea." He said as he smirked in my direction. When he smirked, he had this boyish charm about him that I loved, and I couldn’t help myself when I flung into his arms and hugged him without abandon.

"Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou." I said over and over while placing small kisses all over his face.

"Your welcome," he chuckled after placing me back on the floor. I smiled and tried to stifle a yawn, hoping he hadn’t noticed, I didn’t want to go to sleep just yet.

"You’re tired, come, let’s put you to bed," he said trying to pull me to my bedroom.

"I don’t want to sleep," I pouted like a child.

"You have to. Humans need sleep remember?

"This human has had enough sleep, can’t she just stay up one night with her boyfriend?" I tried to say persuasively, holding both my hands together in front of me as if I were begging.

"And what would we do?" he asked, raising his eyebrows.

"Oh I don’t know, I think we could come up with something…" I said as I leaned into him for a kiss. He obliged, and I smiled internally that I had won. Our kiss however, was becoming more passionate. I was gasping for air any chance that I was given, and as my hands followed the contours of his shoulders down to his hands, I noticed his hands were clenched. I tried to ignore it, wanting to continue what we were doing, so I pulled him by the collar to my room. It was a bit awkward, I had no idea what I was doing, and it wasn’t like I had ever done this before. Actually before Edward, I never had a real boyfriend, so I was very inexperienced at what I was doing. Yeah, I had dated Jake, but we were more like friends than anything. He had always tried to do things with me, but I had only ever let him kiss my cheek and hold my hand. But back to Edward…My hands continued to explore his body, moving from his finely sculpted arms, to his chest that shuddered when I touched him, up to his neck that he would flex the moment my fingers grazed his skin so that I could pull him closer then back to his chest, just feeling him. But I wanted more, I wanted to feel him. So I slowly let my hand fall to the buttons on his shirt, slowly unbuttoning the first one, then the next until they were all unbuttoned. Then I came upon an obstacle… the undershirt, damn. I somehow scooted closer to him than I already was, moving both of my arms down his so that I could remove his button up. He tried to protest, but I quickly whispered in his ear, "please?" and kissed the sensitive part of his neck that I learned will cause him to do anything, and he relaxed.

I tossed the shirt on the floor, my lips making their way back up to his lips and decide to try my luck on the undershirt. I was a woman on a mission, and I would not fail. My fingers slowly made their way to the hem of his shirt, trying to raise it from his body, until a firm cold hand caught it.

"Bella…" he panted, "we have to stop. I can’t think straight when were like this." He said, begging with his eyes to stop.

"I know, I can’t think straight either. It’s like I’m drunk, I’m…Love Drunk!" I giggled. Yes, I had lost my mind. He burst out laughing too, and he collapsed back on my bed.

"Here, let’s just lie here and play a game. Lets play… truth or dare." He said, propping himself in one elbow facing me. I did the same. "Okay, Truth or Dare Bella?"

"Hmmm… Truth."

"When was the first time you…?" he asked nervously.

"I what?" I asked, confused.

"You…slept with someone." He clarified in a whisper. Oh my god, I couldn’t believe he had asked that. When he said truth or dare, I was expecting light and fluffy questions, not to be interrogated. But then again, we were dating and I couldn’t blame him for wanting to know about my past.

"Um… well never. Well that’s not true, I slept with you but that was actually sleeping." I said thoughtfully.

"So you’ve never…" he asked, seeming quite happy with my answer.

"Nope, never. I may be part of the new generation, but I still have old fashioned values." I said seriously. "Okay, my turn. Truth or Dare Edward?"

"Dare." He smirked mischievously.

"Take off your shirt." I said quickly.

"I thought you’d say that," he said as he sat up and threw it across the room, then resumed his position.

"How’d you know?" I asked.

"Alice may have warned me in a text a minute ago." He laughed, and I joined in.

"Remind me to thank her later." I said as I leaned in and kissed his lips quickly. "Your turn."

"Well, you’ve used up your truth, so now you’ve got to do a dare…I dare you not to touch me." He smirked as I pouted.

"That’s not fair! It’s like dangling candy in front of a kid and telling them not to eat it. Cheater! Fine… you have to do truth anyway. Lets see… how many girlfriends have you had Edward?" I asked, trying to get him back for his earlier question by making him nervous. He seemed to think about it, and started to count on his fingers. "That many huh?" I asked, my heart sinking at the realization that I was one of many in a long line of women. He noticed my somber expression and smiled whilst only holing up one finger.

"You’re the only one. You can ask my family, my parents, and they’ll all tell you that you’re the only one, Bella." I felt better at the thought, still not fully believing him, but thankful that he was saying it nonetheless. "And since I’m being truthful, I’ll tell you something…. Esme secretly thought I preferred men more than women, and had once thought to me that whichever I preferred she would be happy. You can imagine how ecstatic she was to find out I had found you, a woman." He chuckled, still embarrassed at what he had admitted.

"Well, your hair is always perfectly coiffed, and you do dress really nice…" I pretended to ponder, sneaking a glance at him and smiling.

"Why thank you." He grumbled. "And you can not tell Emmett that under any circumstances, he would make fun of me to no end." he said burying his face in my shoulder. I patted his back comfortingly and assured him that I would never utter a word. Just then, Edward’s cell phone rang. He picked it out of his pocket and looked at the number.

"It’s Alice, why would she be calling this late, maybe something’s wrong." He said as he went to answer it. "Alice, what’s wron-…… Damn you." He said as he threw his phone across the room.

"What was that, what did she say?’ I asked.

"That was Emmett. He said Alice saw what I just admitted and that he and Jasper are taken, but that they hear your ex-boyfriend is available."

I fell asleep that night giggling every so often at the thought of Edward and Jacob, and Edward lightly growling next to me…