Word count: 6,197
Rating: Eventually NC-17.
Category: AU, All Human, Romance/Drama,
Spoilers: None, really. There will probably be some vague references to the first three books, but nothing very spoilerific.
Summary: After losing the single most important thing in her life, Bella Swan is sent to live with complete strangers, including the charismatic but secretive and quick-tempered Edward Masen. Story loosely inspired by the book/movie White Oleander.
My eyes snapped open to find two emerald eyes staring down at me agitatedly in the darkness. Confused and disoriented, it took me a few seconds to fully realize that I was lying on my bed and it was Edward who was hovering over me, both of his hands on my shoulders, holding me in place.
I blinked up at him in confusion and felt tears glide down my cheeks, mingling with the sweat already there. I roughly wiped them, my eyes still locked on Edward’s.
“Wha…?” I croaked.