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Penname: Serendipitous [Contact]
Real name: Susan
Status: Member
Member Since: January 27, 2009

East Coast manager in the public sector; mom, wife, reader, writer, cycler, walker, yoga-er, cook.  My ancient paperback Roget's Thesaurus is one of my favorite books.  

I'm young enough to love "Twilight" but old enough to feel conflicted about it.

I'm on Twitter:  @SerendipitousMC

Yes, I will be updating "Love Is Always an Option"!  I've been working on the next chapter since the last update.  Unfortunately, I have a lot of other commitments right now that are also eating into my free time. I promise I haven't abandoned it. Thank you for your patience!


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When Bella and Edward meet the first day of High School, he is a chubby misfit with no friends in a new town, aside from his popular cousins.  He meets Bella Swan, a well-liked, if uncoordinated, local with problems of her own.  This is the story of their friendship, their loss, their love and destruction.  Can they find their way back to each other?  And can they survive the changes they have both gone through since the fateful day they met?


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Edward Masen, Sr., Elizabeth Masen, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Renee, Rosalie
Series: Always Human
Chapters: 41 Completed: No Word count: 164271
[Report This] Published: August 12, 2009 Updated: December 03, 2012


Marriage first, then kids. That's how it goes for most people. Bella Swan isn't most people, though.

She mothered his daughter, unbeknownst to him. Now she's a small town teacher with a bestseller and a broken heart, hiding her true feelings from the rest of the world. He's America's hottest actor, cheerful for the cameras, but he doesn't have his family fooled.

She can't go anywhere without seeing his face and he can't go one second without thinking about her. They've both made mistakes, and they've both screwed up. They both wish that they could move on, but neither of them is ready to give up on the past, no matter how much pain is caused in the process.


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Angela, Bella, Ben, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Nessie, Other Character, Rosalie, Seth
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Completed: No Word count: 52575
[Report This] Published: November 11, 2009 Updated: January 27, 2012

Last Rites by Halo Jones Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 444]

 AU. E/B meet under different, violent circumstances, his nature exposed to Bella from the start. Surviving that first encounter together, they navigate a slow road toward friendship, then romance. But obstacles begin to multiply around them, and soon the question arises: are these obstacles random or by design - and by whom?

Based on the following Twilight quote: "All this time [Esme's] been worried bout me, afraid that there was something missing from my essential makeup, that I was too young when Carlisle changed me."

Thanks to christine30974 for helping out with the banner.


Categories: AU Characters: Bella
Series: None
Chapters: 18 Completed: No Word count: 79807
[Report This] Published: July 17, 2009 Updated: January 04, 2012



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Renesmee Cullen is sixteen years old, and starting high school for the first time in Rochester, New York.  The Cullens (plus their favorite werewolf) have moved away from Forks.  But their quiet forever after is complicated by the rising romantic tension between Nessie and Jacob, and a sinister puzzle that could have implications for the entire vampire world.


Canon-compliant sequel to Breaking Dawn.  


Categories: Post-Breaking Dawn Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Jacob, Renesmee
Series: Imprint Me: The Jacob and Nessie Archives
Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes Word count: 89552
[Report This] Published: February 15, 2010 Updated: July 25, 2011

Never Enough by gray_matters Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 724]



After fifteen years of marriage, Bella and Jacob are going their separate ways – Jacob into the arms of another woman. Everything is changing, and Bella isn’t sure how to move on with her life. When she meets Edward Cullen, sparks fly, but can she take a chance? Or will her insecurities keep her from pursuing what she really wants?



Categories: AU-Human Characters: None
Series: None
Chapters: 39 Completed: Yes Word count: 201872
[Report This] Published: January 25, 2010 Updated: April 17, 2011


An Abridged Account of the Sexual History of Edward Cullen, as told to Bella Swan.  Edward recounts a somewhat disastrous history of encounters with women through the 20th century, while Bella grows impatient for an encounter of their own.

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Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Completed: No Word count: 65411
[Report This] Published: June 28, 2009 Updated: January 25, 2011

Love Story by Alyssa Cullen Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 87]

Love Story

The absolute last thing in Bella Swan's mind is uprooting her life, mid-semester of her senior year of High School, let alone move to Forks, the rainy, dreary town her homely father resides in. Yet the move brings her a sort of peace and optimism; things were definitely changing, and falling into a simple, easy routine. Enter the mysterious stranger Edward Cullen, who sweeps her off of her feet, exciting in her feelings of passion, hatred, and more importantly, passionate hate.

Will life ever be simple again? 



Based extremely loosely on Taylor Swift's "Love Story".


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Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Angela, Bella, Ben, Carlisle, Charlie, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Jessica, Mike, Renee, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Completed: No Word count: 54448
[Report This] Published: February 03, 2010 Updated: January 09, 2011




Bella finds her artistic muse and total embarrassment in life model Edward.  How can she get him to model for her when he thinks she is a sex-crazed flake?  AU-AH, M for graphically described nudity, language, lemons.  Canon pairings.


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 Banner by Irritable Grizzzly

Original artwork by farkle



Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: No Word count: 139989
[Report This] Published: July 11, 2009 Updated: December 01, 2010

Hide and Drink by Savage Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 7602]

Now Complete!

Bella’s blood was just too tempting to be ignored.  In this version of Twilight, Edward takes Bella on a sadistic journey with his monstrous side.  While Edward drags her around the world, barely keeping a step ahead of his frantic family, Bella battles the monster for possession of the gentler vampire inside her captor.  EPOV.

Winner of the Faithful Shipper Awards for best Alternate Universe.

Winner of The Vampies, Twilight Vampfic Awards for Best Dark Vamp.

Winner of the Immortal Sin Awards for Best Darkward and Hottest Dark Vamp Fic!

Thank you Lace for the Banner!

“There was no other blood like this.  Once she was gone, it would no longer be within my grasp.  But if I stopped now, she would heal.  Her body would make more.  The blood would replenish.  I could drink again.  The promise of more – it was the only incentive that could have caused me to stop.”


Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 35 Completed: Yes Word count: 249263
[Report This] Published: December 21, 2009 Updated: August 28, 2010

With Teeth by TalulaBlue Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 5906]
Summary: Feature

Edward is a 27-year-old alcoholic/addict struggling with his recovery. Bella is a 23-year-old who's moved back home after college. This fic chronicles how they meet, fall in love, and struggle with the complexities of their relationship. Not nearly as maudlin as it sounds (I hope).

Rated NC-17 for graphic (and sometimes non-romantic) sex, drug and alcohol use and abuse, profane language, and brief (very brief) suicidal ideation (although NO suicide attempts). No sexual assault, no cutting.

Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Completed: Yes Word count: 183053
[Report This] Published: August 07, 2009 Updated: August 22, 2010

Programming by 1breezybri Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 500]


Bella is a plus-sized woman who loves her life. When she meets a man who has never been with a big girl before, she is reminded of the difficulties of a past relationship that left her broken. Can she overcome her insecurities and make him fall in love?

Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Completed: No Word count: 34941
[Report This] Published: July 13, 2009 Updated: August 18, 2010


He loved her so much, even then, that he'd tried his hardest to hold them together. Tried to talk, and when that hadn't worked, he'd tried to keep his mouth shut. To patiently bear her rebuttals and her undeserved scorn, to put up with her insults and her barely-veiled jibes, poking at his manhood, his family, his former and present life - poking holes into the fabric of his very existence until he was brought to his knees under its weight.

He'd tried. But in the end, it hadn't mattered.

She'd left anyway.


Banner credit goes to addicttwilight2 - words cannot express how uniquely fabulous she is!


Categories: Breaking Dawn, AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Jacob
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Completed: No Word count: 55326
[Report This] Published: July 01, 2009 Updated: July 25, 2010

Ethan Church by Dryler Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 503]

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*Banner by time_lights over at Livejournal*

After receiving an invitation to write the biography of the severely reclusive author Ethan Church, Bella develops a reluctant obsession with his novels and by extension him. When she accepts his offer, the old, dying man she's presented with and the young, too perfect man she comes across on the nearly empty estate have her convinced she's missing some very important parts of the story.

Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes Word count: 36732
[Report This] Published: May 26, 2009 Updated: May 13, 2010

The Parachutist by Camilla Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 505]
Summary: Feature

Edward and Bella

2nd place as "Outstanding story" in the Shimmer Awards 2011

It is 1943 and WW II is devastating Europe. Edward Masen is a 23 years old American parachutist sent by the OSS on a secret mission, meant to help the partisans fighting the Nazis in Northern Italy. There he meets a girl concealing a terrible secret. They fall passionately in love and plan to marry as soon as Italy is liberated. However, while going back to the Allied lines and trying to reach Anzio, where the Anglo American forces are struggling to break through Germans’ opposition, Edward finds his nemesis, in the form of two Volturi warriors.

Edward is now a newborn vampire, fierce, desperate and bloodthirsty. Will he succumb forever to his inner monster or will he be able to recover at least some of his lost humanity? Will he see his love again and resist the urge to kill her? 


My parents and relatives told me many times of the day when Rome was liberated, much earlier than Northern Italy, and how joyful they felt. It was June 4th, 1944.

The American troops entered our city passing through Via Casilina and Porta Maggiore. It was a triumph. People cheered, girls threw flowers, kids got rides in the Jeeps. Romans were free, after 20 years of dictatorship followed by Nazi occupation. It was as if a gray leaden cloak had been lifted and everybody could breathe again. I dedicate The Parachutist to those brave, smiling American boys.














Categories: Pre-Twilight, AU Characters: Bella, Carlisle, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 33 Completed: Yes Word count: 64920
[Report This] Published: October 14, 2009 Updated: March 31, 2010

The Deluded by FantasyMother Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 649]

Edward lowered his eyes to his lap, obviously uncomfortable with my question.  But there was nothing odd about it.  It shouldn't cause tension, or reveal hidden secrets, or cause the amount of angst currently contorting his features.

I had simply asked him why he lived in the woods.

He grabbed a grape off the table, popped it in his mouth, and raised his head while he slowly chewed  - scanning the trees ringing my office, as if he was searching for an answer to give me.  I could see a faint blush to his cheek, and a hint of unshed tears in his crystalline green eyes.  I could almost hear his heartbeat pick up speed as he finally turned to me.  Closing his eyes for a moment he took a deep breath, willing himself to calm.  Then his eyes snapped to my face and with renewed determination took another deep breath.

"Bella, I live there because I'm a vampire."

Categories: AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes Word count: 119614
[Report This] Published: August 02, 2009 Updated: March 09, 2010

Summary: Feature

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Thanks Roo, for the amazing banner! 

And more keep coming in!  Thanks to m81170 for this lovely piece of art:



Here's another amazing pic that fits in with Dark Side of the Moon perfectly -thank you to JohannaL for ID'ing the author: check out her (I assume) other manips - she's a genius!


Updated November, 2009

This story is now COMPLETE!

Dark Side of the Moon is my version of New Moon from Edward’s point of view.  Witness how Edward agonized over leaving Bella, hunted for Victoria, faced the Volturi, and came to realize that with Bella was where he was meant to be. 

This tormented story has been a part of my life for about a year and a half – and what a ride it’s been!  Meant to be canon and in character, I hope you enjoy angsty Edward and his suffering during New Moon.  As unhappy as Bella was during this time, Edward suffered so much more (I think).  So be sure and crack open a fresh box of tissues before reading!

 Thank you to everyone for all the reviews, especially to those of you who reviewed each and every chapter!  Your support and loyalty have been the driving force to me getting this project finished – and I hope it’s lived up to all of your expectations.

Love you all,


PS.  As one last thank you, I’ve posted a formatted, printable copy of Dark Side of the Moon at, as will also post as an electronic version suitable for viewing on a kindle or MobiReader.  I’m also posting a ‘Director’s Cut’ that includes citations of all of Bella’s quotes from Twilight, research notes, and even funny comments from my betas in this version in the same directory.


Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

Use of the dialog from the series is just for clarity - Stephenie Meyer owns all things twilight!  I'm making absolutely nothing from this work.

Categories: New Moon Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes Word count: 163080
[Report This] Published: May 09, 2008 Updated: February 26, 2010

Sanctuary by Jfly Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2150]
Summary: Feature

Edward faces a monumental crisis and finds Sanctuary in the one place he refuses to look for it. All Human.

This story contains Religious themes and Mature themes: Edward is a priest struggling with his role in the Church and as a man.


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 37 Completed: No Word count: 99900
[Report This] Published: October 10, 2008 Updated: February 03, 2010


Bella is trapped in a loveless marriage with Edward Cullen - a man she hardly knows. When his father dies, Edward uproots them from their life in New York City and moves into his father's now-empty house in the heart of Colorado. Amidst the desolate, beautiful landscape Bella begins to realize that perhaps there is more to her cold, apathetic husband  than she thought.



Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 15 Completed: No Word count: 41782
[Report This] Published: October 16, 2009 Updated: January 31, 2010

Interference by vamplicious Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 239]



Edward, a talented, up-and-coming engineer, is on his way to Colorado on a business trip. A business trip he's not too happy about. When he gets into a sticky situation in the departure lounge, he's rescued by Bella, who's working as a doctor in the very same town he's going to. The two are immediately attracted to each other. But things get complicated once they arrive at the destination. 

Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward, Emmett, Jacob, James, Jasper, Rosalie, Tanya
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Completed: No Word count: 51321
[Report This] Published: August 22, 2009 Updated: January 23, 2010

Blood Lines by windchime Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2470]


Edward reveals a secret from his human time which leaves Bella shocked and wondering just how well she knows the man she is about to marry.

This is very much an Edward and Bella love story.

Thank you angel-gidget for the banner!


Categories: Post-Eclipse Characters: Bella
Series: None
Chapters: 24 Completed: Yes Word count: 256624
[Report This] Published: February 07, 2009 Updated: December 19, 2009

Ithaca is Gorges by giselle Rated: PG-13 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 887]

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After the Cullens leave Forks and make the move to New York, Carlisle fights to keep his family together as Edward's pain threatens to tear them apart. Ithaca is the story of a son's quest, a father's love, and the unique family struggling to stand behind them both...

This is the Cullens' New Moon.



Ithaca starts one month into the Cullens' time away from Bella, and will follow New Moon to its end. Carlisle and Edward narrate in alternating chapters. Follows all known canon.


Categories: New Moon Characters: Carlisle, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 19 Completed: Yes Word count: 118422
[Report This] Published: February 19, 2009 Updated: December 07, 2009

Light of Day by heathcliff Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 200]


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Edward and Bella finally got what they always wanted: to spend eternity together. Now, their relationship is free to thrive and flourish.  A very canon, very in-character, very romantic exploration of the depth of E&B's relationship as they adjust to their new life-- both Bella's new life as a vampire and Edward's as a husband. Lots of light, fluffy moments balanced by more serious ones.

It's just E&B in the first several chapters, but the rest of the Cullens show up later. The time frame is set during the summer following BD up to Edward and Bella's second wedding anniversary.

If you like canon and in-character, please have a read.

**Nominated for two Moonlight Awards** (Thank you, Serendipitous and None!)

Please vote!




Categories: Post-Breaking Dawn Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jacob, Jasper, Nessie, Renesmee, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 7 Completed: Yes Word count: 51645
[Report This] Published: June 26, 2009 Updated: October 03, 2009

Summary: Feature

Edward Cullen: telepath, vampire, and psychologist. When a new patient ignites unfamiliar feelings in his soul, can he reconcile his past with his future?

A la Midnight Sun. Dark noir.

Statue of Venus and Psyche, red candle, side view of Edward's face with eye changing from red to black to gold and back

*Thanks and more to the might AngstyGoddess003 for her graphical prowess.

Categories: Pre-Twilight, Twilight, AU Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 13 Completed: Yes Word count: 100584
[Report This] Published: May 09, 2009 Updated: September 25, 2009

Quaint by Lumae Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 15]

It was a rental, pre-furnished, and small enough that anyone with severe claustrophobia would've passed on the deal - and it was mine.

I was mildly terrified.

No longer a student, Bella was happy with her little house, but she wasn't counting on things changing quite so much.

See glimpses of Edward and Bella as they fall in love under new and old circumstances alike.

Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Bella
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Completed: No Word count: 5701
[Report This] Published: August 13, 2009 Updated: September 21, 2009

Unwanted by bloodredlust Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1577]

Edward couldn't bear to watch his beloved Bella being torn apart from the inside by his baby… so how might things have turned out for our favourite couple if he had taken the steps to ensure Bella’s survival, rather than let his spawn kill her. Very dark, Angsty little 'what if' story.

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A HUGE thankyou to Emerald-Rosalie for the amazing banner.  I love it!

Categories: Breaking Dawn Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 30 Completed: Yes Word count: 85602
[Report This] Published: December 29, 2008 Updated: September 15, 2009


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