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Penname: icrodriguez [Contact]
Real name: Isabel
Status: Member
Member Since: October 08, 2008
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Edward Masen is a former NFL football player who was injured and could not return to playing. After taking some time off to figure out what he wanted to do with his life, since playing football was out of the question, he decided to go with coaching high school football. He leads a simple, quiet life with his friends in Forks until he meets the woman that will change his life forever. Bella Swan decides to move back home with her younger brother when she gets a teaching position at her old school in Forks. AH/Canon Couples/alternating between Edward and Bella POV. Rated M ;)

Huge thanks to Jessica1971 for being my beta once again.  I could not do this without her. :) 

Disclaimer: SM owns Twilight.

Thank you to Heatherdawnc for making another terrific banner for me. =)


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Emmett, Jasper, Rosalie, Seth
Series: Always Human , SMUT - Best of the Best - Edward and Bella
Chapters: 37 Completed: Yes Word count: 170353
[Report This] Published: August 09, 2009 Updated: March 02, 2010

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Date: November 08, 2009 Title: Chapter 15: An Awkward Morning, But a Sexy Night

I absolutely love the intensity and romance of their relationship. I can't wait for them to profess their love for each other. It's going to be amazing.

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Date: December 27, 2009 Title: Chapter 29: Broken

Now that I have a second to write you, I HAVE TO THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the amazing number of updates this had in like a day! It took me quite a while to catch up, and I'm so sorry I didn't review each and every chapter. I just kept on reading and reading like one long enormous post. So please accept my apology and allow me the honor of reviewing:

I absolutely love this story. B&E's relationship is so realistic that it's a refreshing change from some out there that just scream disbelief. I love how Edward is so desperate for Bella, as she is for him. 

And now I am completely horrified for our poor Bella, being forced to endure the unbearable scrutiny of Edward's world. 

I hope you update soon as after so many chapter reads I'm going through a bad case of withdrawal! LOL! 

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and now pray you have a Happy New Year!

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Date: January 30, 2010 Title: Chapter 34: Another Big Step

This was so gorgeously romantic that I had such a dreamy look on my face that my husband had to ask what was wrong with me! LOL!

Sigh. I'm gonna read it again.


Finding Home by jennde Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 508]
Summary: Feature


It's 1941, and Bella Swan lives in the US territory of Hawaii with her father, Admiral Charlie Swan. Bella and Edward Cullen grew up together and were best friends until a falling out when they were 12. Now both 18, Edward and Bella come back together after realizing their intense attraction and feelings for each other. Just as their passions are coming to fruition, tragedy strikes and the United States is thrust into World War II. Edward, already bound for the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, is duty-bound to fight and defend his country.

Will Edward and Bella's love be enough to see them through one of the most trying times in history?


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 28 Completed: Yes Word count: 171862
[Report This] Published: August 10, 2009 Updated: August 16, 2010

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Date: December 23, 2009 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

This was a wonderfully emotional and powerful chapter. You make it incredibly easy to imagine and understand what the life of a young wife was like with a husband in the military, particularly back in the 1940s when options for women were much more limited.

Edward's harsh outburst towards Bella was truly heart breaking and jarring. I physically felt it and instantly fell more in love with this story. That one scene brought forth a supplication from Edward that was honest, sincere, and disarming. His desperation for Bella is at odds with his sense of duty, and I for one am begging you for the EPOV of that final scene. 

I can't wait to read more. 

Author's Response:

Edward is truly having a difficult time balancing his life with Bella with his military responsibilities. That he is forbidden from talking to her about it is tearing him apart. She's his best friend and the person he's closest to in the world and he wants nothing more than to unburden himself to her.

These kids are so young and so much in love and it breaks my heart that they're having such a difficult time with their marriage, especially knowing that had there been no war, they would be blissful with each other.

I'm so glad you enjoyed the EPOV. Oddly enough, I think I'm more comfortable writing Edward in general. Go figure. Unplanned, The onshot I wrote from EPOV, came much easier to me than any chapter of FH.

Thank you for reading and for taking the time to review.

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Date: August 21, 2009 Title: Chapter 4: Chapter 4

I only just discovered this story and am so grateful that I did. I went back and read your INFAMY, and in doing so coming to appreciate FINDING HOME all the more.

This chapter was positively heart breaking. I cried with Bella, and I loved every minute of it. 

Will you consider doing an EPOV chapter? Perhaps an EPOV story to accompany this one? Your writing is so beautiful that I am certain the Edward's pov would be devastingly wonderful. Please consider it. 


Author's Response:

I'm so glad you like my story so far. Nice reviews like this make the time I spend writing more than worth it.

The EPOV question is a tough one for me to answer, but I will say this. This is Bella's story. If an EPOV fits in with how I need to tell her story, then I'll do it. Otherwise, the story will be from her perspective.

Thanks for takin gthe time to read and review.

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Date: August 29, 2009 Title: Chapter 5: Chapter 5

This chapter positively broke my heart. I cried for our Bella. It was truly beautiful writing. I can't wait to read Edward's letter. Sigh...

Author's Response:

I know, poor Bella. But the worst of her grief for Charlie id behind her, so things will be looking up next chapter.

Check your PMs for the teaser from Edward's letter.

Thanks for taking the time to read and review.

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Date: October 17, 2009 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

This chapter was positively riveting! I loved the passion, the tenderness, the danger, and the lust. It was wonderfully hypnotic and I cannot wait for more. WOW.

Author's Response:

Thanks so much! It was my first attempt at "action," so to speak, so I'm glad it came off well.

Thank you for reading and for taking the time to review.

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Date: August 17, 2010 Title: Chapter 28: Chapter 28

I am so incredibly grateful for this chapter. It's made me feel so much better about this story. It's just so nice to finally enjoy the 'hope' in it. 

Thank you.

Author's Response:

Sorry my reply is so late in coming.


I'm so glad you found this outtake a satisfying end to the story. There is hope, and something beautiful, I think, in the imperfection of their lives. They love each other and despite what they've been through, that's what will get them through anything life hands them in the future.


Thank you for reading and for taking the time to review. One more outtake to come that will post under Finding Liberty.

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Date: January 19, 2010 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

I am devastated. Absolutely devastated.

Oh Bella. Oh Edward.


Author's Response:
*Hanging my head in shame*

Can you forgive me?

As always, thank you so much for reading and for taking the time to review.

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Date: March 29, 2010 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

With this devastating cliffhanger, the wait for April 12th is going to be TORTURE.

Falling Slowly by MrsAC Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 139]

Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight. Edward and Bella’s families knew they would be perfect for each other. But will the two of them see it?


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Series: None
Chapters: 9 Completed: No Word count: 45492
[Report This] Published: August 10, 2009 Updated: January 07, 2010

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Date: November 11, 2009 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 Turn Me On

I love stories that just make you so damn happy. 

THIS is one of them. 

Please post more asap. I just love every word.


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Bella and Edward were best friends for years. When Bella finally decides to tell him that she has fallen in love with him, it's too late and he is to marry someone else. Human AU.


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Alice, Bella, Edward, Emmett, Jacob, Jasper, Rosalie, Tanya
Series: None
Chapters: 6 Completed: No Word count: 22651
[Report This] Published: August 11, 2009 Updated: January 26, 2010

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Date: September 08, 2009 Title: Chapter 2: My Dad and my Prince

This has got to be the cutest thing I've ever read: "It's okay. I'll be your friend, Bella." He smiled and that's when I realized I needed to make him my husband. I had seen on the Disney channel that two people fall in love instantly once the lady meets her Prince Charming. At that moment, I was sure that Edward was my prince and he would save me from harm.”

Please post more asap. I can't wait to read what happens with these two. 

Author's Response:

aww. You quoted something I had written. That made me all cheezy, cant stop smiling now. hehe. Thank you so much for your review. This truly means a lot to me. Next chapter should be up soon.

Hidden by SirenSongx Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1163]

There are more secrets to the ‘new girl in school’ than even a family of vampires could have foreseen. What could the irresistible Bella Swan be hiding? There is more to the golden eyed girl than anyone could have expected.



Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Alice, Bella, Carlisle, Edward, Emmett, Esme, Jasper, Rosalie
Series: None
Chapters: 25 Completed: Yes Word count: 95376
[Report This] Published: August 12, 2009 Updated: January 28, 2011

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Date: September 20, 2009 Title: Chapter 6: 6: Hunting We Will Go

THAT ending was just freakin' C.R.U.E.L.

But oh soooo deliciious!




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 13, 2009 Updated: December 04, 2012

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Date: October 21, 2010 Title: Chapter 38: My love

I positively love how much FUN I had with this chapter. It caught me by surprise, as did the intense and possessive sex up against the wall! WOO-HOO!

God, I think that's the first time I've ever WOO-HOO'd with this story.


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Date: May 01, 2010 Title: Chapter 32: Far Away


Now on a more practical note, I am of the camp that understands Edward's need to unload his guilt via email. What other choice does he have? She won't talk to him. I support him in his confession, although I am certain it will devastate Bella all the same. I pray a phone conversation arises from this exchange. Something, please. 

But I must say that I really hope it doesn't take months or, God forbid, years, as one reviewer put it, for E&B to get better and reunite. That would be just pure torture for all parties involved, ourselves included. 

Btw, thank you for making my heart stop with the opening scene of Edward naked in bed while someone not-Bella was brewing coffee in the heart broke, but then went wild with joy when Alice came through the door. SWEET RELIEF!

Godspeed, Darlin'.

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Date: March 12, 2010 Title: Chapter 28: The Words I Couldn't Say

I can't say much, Edward. My senses are muddled along with yours, my heart up in arms at the reality of desolation and devastation.

There isn't much to say, only this: to hold her, you have to let her go. Such is the way of things. 

And all you can do now is weather the storm, ride out it's turbulent and pounding waves, and pray for it's mercy.

Close your eyes and pray.


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Date: May 01, 2010 Title: Chapter 32: Far Away

The doubt was enough.

It was enough, Edward. Enough to threaten your sanity, enough to risk your happiness, enough to jeopardize her heart. But you rebelled against it, and in doing so, you have achieved salvation.

Yes, you should've first worried about her. No, you should not have doubted her love and devotion...ONCE AGAIN. But you did. And while that will and should make you feel guilty and ashamed, you should instead revel in the fact that you fought temptation...and WON. 

Your instincts no longer pushed you to weakness and abandonment, but rather guided you to redemption and introspection.

You won, Edward. Your soul won. 

She is not lost. 

She is still yours, as you are hers.


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Date: September 18, 2010 Title: Chapter 37: Fields of Gold



This chapter has affected me. It's passion, need, and desire have consumed me. And I have yet to recover my stolen heart, for it trembles in the wake of this most glorious of love scenes.

My mind cannot form the sweet and celebratory phrases I need to bestow on you for writing this at last, at so very long last.

I am so very much affected. 

I am so very grateful.

And I am so very much relieved.


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Date: August 25, 2009 Title: Chapter 1: Prologue

Oooh, this has the makings to be good one. A REAL GOOD ONE. Can't wait for more. I'm seriously intrigued here. 

Author's Response:

HEY!  So great to see you here.  Thanks for the vote of confidence, we are so excited about this story, it is unbelievable!  Keep your eyes open for more!

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Date: August 28, 2009 Title: Chapter 2: 1997-New kid

I am so excited about this story. Not only is it authored by 2 of my all time favorite writers, but it's already got it all: intrigue, humor, emotion, and longing. All the fixings for one hell of an epic love story. 

Everything is so wonderfully descriptive and detailed, that I have absolutely no difficulty in imagining a 'chubby 14 year old Edward'. And that's saying something! LOL! 

Please post more asap. I'm just dying to see B&E's relationship flourish. MORE!

Author's Response:

Wow!  Thank you so much!  We're are so honoured by the feedback we're getting - and being called two of someone's favourite authors blows us away!  Amazing.  Seriously!

LOL on Chubward!  We so love him and we're glad he's believeable!  There is something about seeing Edward as flawed in any way that makes him so ... real.  Which makes the entire story more real.

We'll have the Bella chapter out next week!

Thanks so much for your support and review!

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Date: August 31, 2009 Title: Chapter 3: 1997-First day

What I think was most ingenius about your writing was the fact that your first chapter gave us a very interesting and harsh glimpse at B&E's future. With every subsequent word, I remember that pivotal scene where Edward sees Bella again, all beautiful and sensual, and Bella sees Edward, all gorgeous and divine. In choosing to give us that brief glimpse into their future, you enabled us to experience both hope and, at the same time, lament for what is undoubtedly to become a passionate yet heartbreaking relationship.

I love every single word and cannot wait for more.

Author's Response:

Wow.  How eloquently put?  That is a lot of what we wanted you to see.  The hope of what they become, and the shame of what they became.  What could have been, did become and what could still happen.  No where near as concise, but we're glad we got the point across!

We're so glad you are reading and reviewing!

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Date: November 25, 2009 Title: Chapter 18: Crash

“Euphoria. She was untouched.  I could be her only. Mine.”


To own and be owned is one of the greatest things a person can experience, so long that you own the very being who owns you in return. Such completion is a miracle in itself. It gives a life purpose, a reason for being, and an answer to every question that rumbles beneath one’s surface.


Fate can take hold of one’s path in life, twist it, bend it, very nearly break it so that it’s will is made permanent, etched into the fabric of one’s experiences, successes, and even follies. At times it seems cruel in the pain it inflicts, the agony it lays bare before you. As you wander through life, it is these agonies that often shape the people we become, the shapes our souls take, yielding to fate’s every push and pull. But it is not until something wonderful happens, not until we experience true wonder and awe at a turn of events in our lives that force us to bow to fate’s design and applaud it’s role in our happiness, that we revel in fate’s existence at all. We become blind, deaf, and dumb to the reason for why things happen at all. Especially that which brings us pain and grief.


But beyond the pain, beyond the hurt, and beyond the despair, one’s true purpose lays in waiting….waiting to be claimed.


First comes the why. Then follows the how. But it is the journey in reaching the answers to our purpose that true discovery and majesty can be found.


Euphoria. Just when you least expect it.

Author's Response:

Aww Isabel, your reviews so totaly own my ass.  You spout poetic and I am all mush. 

You see it so clearly, that he seeks her for completion and hopes that she might want him in return, that maybe she has only ever wanted him.  Whereas he tried to fill the void she left, she let the void fill her, and maybe then can heal each other and get past this.

Thank you so much!

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Date: September 06, 2009 Title: Chapter 4: 1998 - The Rescue

Another glorious chapter. I loved just how emotional and intense it was. Edward's reaction to Bella's desperate cry for help was moving and inspiring. It also filled me with hope for the direction in which this story is heading.

I especially found Charlie's plea to Edward heart breaking and devastating. That was a beautifully written scene and I applaud you for it.

This has, in such a short time, come to be a strong favorite of mine. I've already come to need it, and DEAR SWEET BABY JESUS, it's ONLY Chapter 4!!!! 


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Date: November 26, 2009 Title: Chapter 19: Changing Channels

ABSOLUTION. It is the prayer of forgiveness. It is the end to penance. It is the reward for atonement. And it is the greatest blessing one can receive, bestowed in mercy.

Such sweet reprieve.

But how does one absolve one self of guilt, self imposed punishment, self imparted lament? That is far more difficult to attain. It is far easier to live with regret than to forgive one's sins. Even the smallest sin can suffocate a soul with despair.

And yet, after all the pain has ebbed through your body, after every failing has surrendered to the beauty of absolution, a quiet feeling takes hold of your heart. It whispers a promise of happiness, planting a seed of hope in your aching soul.

There has never been a more welcome feeling. 

"Mon Coeur, you were always my choice," he said so softly, his breath blowing against my skin.  "Always."

Peace, at long last.


Author's Response:

Your reviews are so incredibly poetic and beautiful, I often think it is you who should be writing this storya nd not myself...   Thank you so much for reading and reviewing!

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Date: September 15, 2009 Title: Chapter 5: 1998 - The Dance

I can't believe just how much I love chubby Edward! I swear I just wanna hug him and smother him with kisses at the same time!

I went back to read the prologue chapter, and am now extremely intrigued to learn just what will drive these two apart with such sorrow and remorse. How does Bella become Edward's bane, thorn, and nemesis. I can't even begin to imagine.

I can't wait to read more. Please post more asap. Thank you so much for this. 



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