Title:Friends to lovers
Characters/Pairing: Edward and Bella. All of the other Twilight couples will show their faces. :D
Spoilers: There's no spoilers to any of the books. This is a BIG AU and there will be a lot of lemons
Summary: Bella and Edward are best friends who secretly loved each other but what happens when they add benefits to their relationship?
Notes: Thanks to Galadeon over at FF.net for being my beta! :D
Read chapter. 7 - The sides we pick here or start with the preface
We laid there in perfect silence. My fingers played with Bella's hair as her fingers ran across my chest. I never wanted to let her go and I could only hope she would one day feel the same way.
“Damn it.” I said under my breath as I turned off the alarm clock. Of course, I wasn't ready to let go of Bella but rules are rules. Fucking Rules.
“I don't want to go.” Bella started to kiss my neck; it felt amazing.
I chuckled “I really don't want you to leave this bed but I would like my sister to not rip off your head.”
As Bella sat up, I had to fight the urge to pull her down again and forget she needed to go home.
I sighed then sat up right next to her. I kissed her shoulder, just to feel her again. “God, you're so beautiful.”
“You already got into my pants, you don't need to try anymore.”
I couldn't say anything. Did she really think I was trying when I called her 'beautiful'? “I will always think you're beautiful even if I wasn't allowed in your pants.” I jumped out of bed and started to get ready.
After a couple seconds, I realized Bella had not moved. She was just sitting there with a confused look on her face. “Bella, are you ok?” I asked her.
“Yeah.” She got off the bed then started to get ready. I couldn't help but to stare at her as dressed herself. As soon as she got done zipping up her jeans, I pushed my lips on hers. I stopped myself before it got too far. I didn't know what came over me.
“Sorry.” I whispered.
“Uh...Why are you saying 'sorry'?”
“I didn't mean to jump you like that but I couldn't help myself.”
Bella smiled “You never have to say sorry for kissing me.” With a quick kiss, she left the room.
“Not yet.”I picked up my car keys up from the coffee table.
“What?” She looked very confused.
“Well, most of the time, people say 'goodnight' when they are parting but we, right now, are not.”
“But, I have to go home.”
“I'm taking you home. I'm going to drive my car while you drive your car. I want to make sure you get home safe.” There was no way in hell I was going to let her drive home at this hour alone.
“You don't have to do that, Edward. I will be fine.” She told me.
“I want to, Bella. Let's go.”
We walked into her apartment building.
“Are you really going to walk me to the door?” She asked.
“I would love to but I really don't know if I could stop myself from pulling you into your bedroom.” I tucked a piece of Bella's hair behind her ear then bent down and gently kissed her. I wish I could have kept kissing her longer. “Goodnight, Bella.”
The next day...
“I'm sorry but we don't have that CD. I will be more then willing to order it-” I couldn't stand people like this. Who get so pissed off if you don't have something they want. I run a small music store which means I don't have every single thing people want. And her just cutting me off didn't help at all.
“Why wouldn't you have the CD?!” Her voice became high and annoying “It's not like I asking for a rare CD. You know what, I don't need this. Have a great day!.”
I rolled my eyes as the anger-filled woman walked out of the store. It was around noon when my cell phone started to ring. It was my mom, Esme.
“Hello Edward. I wanted to ask you something.” She greeted me with her soft voice.
“Hey mom. What's going on?”
“I was wondering if you knew if Bella was dating anyone.”
I knew the answer to that. I knew that she wasn't dating anyone and even though I want to be with her like that, I knew that what Bella and I were doing was not dating.
“I don't think she is.”
“Oh, that's wonderful.” She cheered “Nancy York's son, Eric, is now single and I think he would be perfect for Bella.”
I'm perfect for her, not Eric York. I thought to myself. “Mom, just because you think Eric is perfect for Bella doesn't mean he is.”
“I know that, sweetheart but wouldn't Bella be a better judge then you?”
“Of course.” Bella had every right to date whoever she wants to but that won't stop my heart from breaking when she finds another guy.
“Well, I have to get going. I love you.”
“I love you, too.”
Time seem to fly by as the store got busy. We were having a sale on all of the “90's music”. When I got a free minute, I left a message for Bella.
How did you sleep? -E
I was surprised how fast she messaged me back Good but I wish you were sleeping next to me -B
Of course, I had a big grin on my face after reading that. I was wishing the same thing. I sleep so well when I have you in my arms. -E
I couldn't help but to smile. Maybe, we could break our only rule one of these days. -B
I would break any rules for that. -E
Same here. - B
I needed to hear Bella's voice so I started to dial her number but stopped when I heard the bell that was on the front door, ring. I looked up to see it was Jasper.
I closed my phone. “Hey, Jasper.”
“Hi,” His voice sounded somewhat cold. I looked around the store to see that there was no longer customers. “So, I came over to your house last night.”
“What?” I never remembered him coming over.
“I came over to your apartment last night around ten. You never answered so I let myself in.”
“Oh,” So, Jasper came over to my apartment last night and I'm pretty sure when he came around I was busy with Bella. Did he hear us? I didn't have to think about that for too long.
I could tell that Jasper didn't want to talk about this. When Emmett and I would ever talk about sex, he would shy around it.
“How long have you been sleeping with Bella?” He asked.
Do I answer him? Would it be breaking the rules if I talk about it with someone that isn't Bella? He already knows so...
Jasper let out a deep breath then pinched the bridge of his nose. “What are you doing, Edward? You know this isn't good.”
“Why not?” I snapped.
“Well let's see, you and Bella have not told any of us so I'm pretty sure you guys are not dating and have had sex more then once. Friends with benefits?”
Wow, it wasn't hard for him to figure it out. “So what? Jasper, Bella and I are adults and we are allowed to do whatever we please.”
“Yes, that is very true but most of the time, friends who add benefits don't end up good at the end.”
“Bella and I are different. We are not going to end up like that.” I could only hope for that.
“Fine, you guys are different but what if, Bella finds another guy or you find a new girl?”
Without thinking about it, I just let the words “There will never be another girl.” I regretted as soon as I said it.
“You have feelings for Bella. Don't you?”
I didn't say anything which answered his question.
“Are you hoping that sleeping with her will make her fall in love with you?”
Yes “Jasper, whatever happens with Bella and I is between me and her, not you.”
“Edward, have you thought of what this would do to Alice?”
I didn't see anything wrong with it. Alice would be happy about her best friend and her brother being together. “Alice will be fine with it.”
“Sure, for now but what if somethings happens and Bella and you part on bad terms? Where does that leave Alice? You guys would be putting her right in the middle and she would have to pick a side. It would tear her apart. I really don't care what you two do but when Alice comes into the picture, I have to care.”
Of course, I didn't want to see Alice hurt by this but I wanted to be with Bella. I don't think I could stop this thing with Bella. I would just have to make sure Alice didn't have to pick sides. Yeah, that's going to take some work.
“You and Bella need to tell her. If you guys don't, I will. Do it soon. I don't know how long I can lie to Alice.”