Title: Ashes and Wine
Author: emmajane_18 (lj), alwaysandforever.x (ff)
Chapter title: Once
Genre: Romance, angst
Disclaimer: All belongs to the talented S.Meyer, not me... sadly.
Summary: Bella feels trapped... she's young, but stuck in a marriage to someone she no longer loves. However, shes accepted thats the way her lifes going to be. Everything changes though one night when she meets Edward Cullen - someone who instantly adores her and just wants to be loved too. Over time, they gradually fall in love, and she grows further apart from her husband and considers giving everything up for love... for Edward. - However, when several surprising events happen, Bella realises that there is a diference between real life and fairytales... and that shes stuck between both and has to make a choice. A very romantic, angsty Edward/Bella love story. Mainly canon pairings except for some Bella/Jasper earlier on, all human.
Chapter preview: He took another deliberate step to me, "Were you just going to leave without giving me your number… or anything?" he murmured sadly.
I swallowed heavily, guilt creeping into me. In making my plans for a quick escape I hadn't considered that he might not want me to go… that this would hurt him. "Erm yeah… I guess I was," I admitted shamefully.
"You were just going leave… after everything that happened last night?" he asked me slowly, exaggerating the last several words.
I nodded, "Yes…" I whispered, my voice sounding surprisingly weak despite my belief that this was the right thing to do.
He blinked a couple of times, and then took one step towards me, as he began to softly speak- "But I thought that…"
"Edward, it was a mistake." I cut him off, deciding to be harsh- he had to accept this… it wasn't like I could back out of my decision.
CHAPTER LINK: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5997389/2/