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Rosebud by Arabella_ Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 304]
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Rosebud by Arabella_

 

Millionaire Edward Cullen fell quickly for small town Bella, and their dreamy romance soon led to wedding bells. But their relationship’s foundation is anything but sturdy.

When their new marriage is about to fall apart, Bella inexplicably goes missing. Edward is determined to search for her, but does Bella want to be found?

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A time-jumping romance filled with love, heartache and intrigue. Rated for language and some sexuality.

 


Categories: AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 29 Completed: No Word count: 44664
[Report This] Published: January 28, 2011 Updated: May 13, 2012


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

I can agree with Edward about Bella if she doesn't know what to call his body parts maybe she isn't ready for sex.  She is curious though since she's never seen them before either.  Amusement at her curiousity and frustration at being worked up with no moving no further than exploring touching. All these memories of her being with him and then having to wake up now with her gone.   Searching for one picture he had taken of her while he finds a folder with nothing but pictures of him.  He asks Sue the housekeeper to find it's the 365 project.  What?  Cataloguing their first year  together.



Author's Response:

Thanks for reviewing!

Arabella

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: March 29, 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7

Edward taking Benny the bear to Marcus his detective as evidence Bella might not have left their place willingly.  Marcus said couldn't use it to find Bella.  To Edward it makes him worry Bella isn't safe where she is currently and also that maybe Bella still loves him after everything that has happened between them.  Then to remember their trip to Nice.  Edward is very afraid of things he loves leaving him.  He can't deal with it or being left alone.  That's probably why he requested the divorce, he decided if he ended things it would be easier for him to deal with it.  It wouldn't be because someone he loved decided to leave him again.  So if he ends it first, then it's him walking away not the other way around.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 22: Chapter 22

Edward's pain is anger towards his mother for dying. He's never dealt with her death.  He's held it close to him and turned it into drive to the heights.  Shutting off his emotions and expressing them. Something that Bella needs to survive.  He did them while they were courting, but it seemed once home they dried up and withered.  Edward still carrying around his mother's ring in his pocket.  Learning Bella left and intended to head to Forks to live until encountering someone.  That's scary.  Especially since the guy seems to know her.  She's unaware of him, but her face has been plastered all over the news with her courtship and marriage to Edward.  Does appear she has been taken after all.  Left the house voluntarily, but was taken while out of her vehicle. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 12, 2011 Title: Chapter 9: Chapter 9

Edward is missing Bella.  He is lost without her.  Sue told him she spoke with the police.  She knows Edward loves Bella, but marriage takes more than love.  It takes work by both parties to keep the relationship going.  Edward appeared to just spoil her by giving her things, but what she wanted and needed was Edward to give of himself to her.



Author's Response:

Very true. Your last sentence made me have an "aww" moment. Thanks for reviewing!

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: October 19, 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 23

Poor Edward a day late and a dollar short.  He waited too late to get his act together.  Once Bella exploded she had had enough of the avoidance of the issues and being alone.  Wherever she is I know she is missing Edward. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 19, 2011 Title: Chapter 21: Chapter 21

From both of their POV's they wanted to be together for always. They wanted their relationship to last forever.  Rosalie tried to talk Bella into waiting until she was older.  Bella's mind was made up this was the man for her. So this ring Edward wanted to give to her, why didn't  he give it to her?  Was he talked out of it by Rosalie? Did she say it had to be modern ring and larger/smaller than what he wanted to buy when she went shopping with him?  They married quickly because the physical aspects of their relationship couldn't progress any further until marriage occurred.  That was the rush element as to the wedding. Their problems occurred once they returned home and Edward started working again, he didn't know how to work the hours he was used to and fit in a wife too.  Bella was lonely, missing her husband, actually a workaholic widow, she tried to bridge the gap, felt the rift getting wider and wider.  Edward felt it too, but both were inexperienced with relationships on how to bring themselves back together.  Find a balance between work, home, couple, family, etc....

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 24, 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Edward forgetting a date with his wife is pretty low. Just to have a business meeting to seal a deal.  His apology wasn't good enough or respectful of his wife's feelings and disappointment.  The fact he turned off his cell phone and he was gone from work.  Most married men call periodically throughout the day to their wives to check in on their day.  Remember plans made for special evenings.  He made her cry and then didn't know how to handle it or resolve it.  He had more compassion earlier when the smoke detector went off at home when she tried to fix breakfast.  He offered to take her to breakfast at IHOP to resolve her tears.  He talked to her, paid attention to her, listened to her, offered solution to resolve the situation to make her happy.  Not like later when he stood her up without adequate explanation of where he was, what he did, why he was unavailable by phone, etc....  I understand Edward has been on his own for a long time, but when you add someone else into your life common courtsey does come to play.  Check in, make sure both are on the same page, respect, manners, etc...  Seems Edward is all thoughtful before he marries Bella and then just a thoughtless jerk afterwards.  Once he got Bella he stopped trying to see her, be there for her, talk to her, etc....  She was already attained he didn't have to try any more.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 21, 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Bella has traditions that Edward finds idiotic.  Like spreading weeds.  His misunderstanding of making wishes and dreaming isn't in his world.  Edward's world is of money and getting whatever you want when you want it.  Dreams are fulfilled instantly.  Weeds inperfection.  In Edward's world everything is perfect and in order.  Edward is missing Bella and determined to find her.  Even seeking advice from Rosalie about Bella's history.  Before Bella left she was very lonely in Edward's world with really nothing to do.  Sue was keeping the house, cooking, etc...  Even when she tried to contact her friends they had other things to do like working schedules.  Bella's problem with the aroma of cleaning products could be a clue to a condition.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: June 19, 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 14

Biggest mistake made by both Bella and Edward was no discussion.  When Rosalie taking Bella out for girl's night out, she should have gone.  Not giving into Edward.  So she went and danced with Rose for several hours.  She didn't have to drink.  She could have drunk soft drinks, coffee, tea, etc...  Edward worried about HIS bad press, HIS reputation, HIS marrying someone so young, etc....  Nothing about Bella and her quality of life.  Yes Rosalie or one of their friends or hers should have brought up the fact that Bella needed more quality time with him.  That she was lonely in the big house all by herself.  She didn't go places because she wanted to go places and spend the time with him.  Instead of all of them standing around and watching the train wreck coming and did nothing to try and prevent it coming.  Finally when in bed and she turned around not making an attempt to find out "What's wrong?"  "Hon, Have I done something to hurt you?  If I have I'm sorry."  It's cliche, but it's at least a start and an effort to reach out and connect with her.  Find out what's bothering her, why unhappy, why avoiding his touch, looking at him, etc... If you can't talk with good or bad you don't have anything at all.  It won't last.  A relationship has to be worked at during good and bad times by both parties.  Leaving it to itself will just leave it to die and blow in the wind.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

I was really proud of Edward to understand a nap was the best for both of them after a long plane trip.  would be better for both later after sleep/rest.  If the mother was annoyed at the newlyweds then she shouldn't look and she should control her children.  They didn't need to throw their beach ball at them.  Edward and Bella were behind them, the water and sand were in front of them.  The motto was keep your attention to the beauty of the water, the horizon, and not the newlywed rich couple behind you.  The woman probably doesn't even remember her honeymoon or if she does her husband has forgotten and she is envious to the nth degree.  Crazy witch.  Find somewhere else.  Who was there first?  Whose kids threw the ball at them?  Who was watching them and taking care of them surely not their mother?  Too busy sunbathing or reading some smutty novel wishing it was her.  Okay I'm off my soapbox.  Now Edward and Bella can take their time free of sand, free of viewers, cool in a/c, comfort on mattress and sheets, etc...

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: July 23, 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Edward working so many hours and leaving Bella alone.  His work appears to be more important than his wife and plans they have made together.  Edward knows Bella isn't happy and nothing he is doing is making her happy.  Of course not, he's trying to just give her things instead of giving her of himself.  Bella wants to spend time with the man she loves and the man who claims to love her.  Edward doesn't understand that concept of giving of himself.  He is used to buying whatever he wants and getting whatever he wants. Once he has gotten it doesn't know what to do to maintain it.  All his woman before it just took flashing expensive jewelry at them to make up for lack of time or shower them with expensive trips, clothes, etc... those women were happy.  Bella is from a small town with a whole different attitude.  She didn't get together with Edward for his money and what she could get from him.  She fell in love with him.  Bella married Edward to be with him.  So when Edward buys her something it's just giving her something to offset his guilt for disappointing or hurting her.  Bella would rather have him come to her and talk about it.  Communication is their worst trait on both sides.  Alec offering those tickets to the carnival was exactly what Edward needed to make Bella happy.  Spending time with Bella doing something together.  Something fun, something to enjoy, laugh, ride the rides, play the games, etc...  It appears it was a little too late to make the difference in their crumbling relationship of a marriage.



Author's Response:

Thanks for always leaving long reviews :)

Arabella

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 27, 2011 Title: Chapter 19: Chapter 19

Edward is suffering so much pain at her leaving. He had Bella he just didn't know how to keep it together.  Once the chase, honeymoon, was over and real life returned; he had no idea of how to meld the two together.  To keep the love spark alive as a couple and be Edward the businessman as well.  He lost Edward the sweet, the lover, the nice guy, the considerate guy and returned to the man who was absorbed into the daily workings of his business and the rest of the world took a back burner instead of the other way around.  The business should be important, but not his whole existence.  His family, his wife should always be his first concern above the business especially her happiness.  He really needed to learn to talk with her about difficult topics and ask her how she really feels about things.  Talk problems/differences out and try to compromise instead of his way or her way making one or the other miserable.  Compromising can be a win win situation for both of them.  The fact that he isn't drowning himself with liquor is a good sign that he is trying to change.  He doesn't want to just drown himself into nothing.  Even if he wants the pain and despair to go away.  The memories of her haunt him all the time.  The joyful memories of finding her and falling in love with her.  The times of being with her and finally making her his bride and wife.  Even the sorrowful ones of seeing before his eyes the marriage and their loving relationship crumbling before his eyes with him having no skills on how to repair, fix, stop, or correct the falling stones of their relationships.  His pain is heartwrenching.  He still loves Bella so much.  From her opinions earlier she still loves him also, but the pain of being alone and feelings of rejection were too much for Bella to bear as well.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 20: Chapter 20

It's nice hearing a little of Bella's memories of their past together.  Her thoughts and feelings as well.  Especially her thoughts as she is exiting the house for the last time trying to keep herself together in order to drive wherever she is going. Trying to maintain what little of herself remained in tact. 



Author's Response:

Thanks for letting me know that you liked the chapter!

Arabella

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: November 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 24

It's amazing how fast a great thing could end up in rubble. Both parties are miserable after the break up.  Bella was when driving away.  Who knows what happened after she stopped?  No commentary from her after stopping.  Edward is a nervous wreck.  Thinking of any avenue to check.  Angry ex-girlfriends could do things so he went to visit Victoria (Tori).  Edward's reaction is that she was innocent of what he was set to accuse her of kidnapping Bella.  Doesn't mean she still isn't part of what might have happened.  Edward lied to Bella about no girlfriends since 2nd grade.  Appears he had others he didn't mention.  Probably has a lot of ex's by the side of the road, all jealousy that Bella was the one who got him to the altar.  Edward is running out of ideas of where or who to check next. 



Author's Response:

Thanks for reviewing! Edward had a lot of hook-ups, but he didn't call any of the girls his girlfriend. Tori was the one who seemed to fall the hardest for him, regardless. So he doesn't think he lied, but he was also afraid to share the gory details.

Arabella

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: November 20, 2011 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 25

Bella has been taken hostage.  Wonder why no ransom note or notification to Edward to gloat over having her.  If James is doing it out of revenge than how can you succeed if Edward doesn't get hurt/or know about it in the end.  Doesn't make 100% sense, but if James is mad (insane) that could explain a lot of deviation from norm.  Having his two right hand personnel look over employees that were dismissed is smart, they might remember something Edward didn't or heard something that didn't get to Edward.  Appears Bella might have a mild concussion from the blow to her head.

 
Wild by PeppahLouie Rated: NC-17 starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1690]
Summary:

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A recently widowed Bella moves to Seattle to start a new life. Upon reconnecting with her friend Alice Cullen, Bella meets her brother and business partner, Chef Edward Cullen. Celibate by choice for two years, what will happen when Edward finds himself undeniably attracted to the sexy new Bella that Alice helps create?
**WINNER OF 5 SUNFLOWER AWARDS: Best Bella, Best Alice, Best All-Human, Best Drama, Best Romance**
**Fic of the Week at The Lemonade Stand, September 2011**


Categories: Twilight, AU-Human Characters: Bella, Edward
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 49 Completed: Yes Word count: 435439
[Report This] Published: January 29, 2011 Updated: December 11, 2011


Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: March 17, 2011 Title: Chapter 8: 8 - The Things You Learn at Brunch

Bella's life changed drastically with the death of both Charlie and Jake.  Leaving her without her father and her husband.  Only to find out that Jake was gay and in love with Jared.  I don't know if I would have been so generous with him when he finally revealed their relationship after Jake's death. Meeting Alice through her cooking class during her marriage was fated to be.  When she decided to move and restart her life in Seattle she looked Alice up.  Not only was she welcomed with open arms, but Alice knew something tragic had happened to change her outward appearance.  Bella changed to what Edward called emo-gunge-lumberjack.  Through the help of Alice she purchased a whole new wardrobe and makeover.  Even offered her a job.  Edward living the life of a monk until he sees Bella especially with her makeover.  He's attracted and when touched her there was the spark/electricity.  Bella of course is instantly attracted to Edward who wouldn't be.  Alice is playing matchmaker with the two of them.  Edward is currently resisting, but I don't think it will be a lot longer that he'll give in.  He already thinks about her and watches her during the day/evening.  They spend the days off together because of Alice.  Now a 4th of July swim party at the Cullens' home with her white bikini.  Isn't it said when white swimsuits get wet they show everything?  That would get Edward for sure.  He's already fantasing about Bella now.  He's impressed with her cooking.  Loves her blueberry muffins.  Enjoyed Emmett with his duo meaning statements regarding them. Looking forward to the next chapters.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: March 22, 2011 Title: Chapter 9: 9 - Small World

With Alice's help Bella has got Edward on the run.  During their evening off having delicious cruisine at Bella's loft, Alice suggested Edward take Bella to the roof while she and Jazz clean up from dinner.  Edward admitted he is off of romantic and sexual relationships.  Bella acted like she wasn't attracted to Edward at all.  Talk about destroying his ego.  He does desire her, he wants her bad.  He just doesn't want to admit it consciously.  Bella running errands stopped at an In-n-Out Burger and noticed Edward there.  She approaches him and mentions not healthy eating.  His vice.  She requested when he goes to take her along as a friend so they can share the vice and the guilt of eating the burgers.  He agreed.  He offered to take her with him for a potential new supplier for the restaurant.  She goes and it turns out the farm is Mike Newton, a classmate from Forks High.  He hugs her and expresses sympathy over the death of Charlie and Jake.  He is recently divorced from Jessica. Talk about Mike flirting and Bella greeting home folk.  Are we in the south with Scarlett visiting with people from back home near Tara?  Anyway he asked Bella for dinner and a movie.  Right in front of Edward, talk about leading right into Alice's plan.  Prove she's got others who want to be with her.  Pushing Edward to admit his desires and feelings.  The first handshake was normal male greeting.  The ending handshake was macho strength and ownership of the woman with them.  Pretty funny.  I guess Edward is going to have to start thinking about things from a different angle.  I can see him sitting by the door of his apartment listening for Bella to return home from her dates only to interrupt any possible goodnight kiss at the door among other things.  Making sure she's not getting together intimately with anybody else, but him.  Bella has caught him in the net, she slowly has to start reeling him in.  He's getting close to busting out of his celibate life.  Can't wait for the next chapter watching Edward squirm some more in the conflicting views of the last two years and his feelings towards Bella now.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 06, 2011 Title: Chapter 48: 48 - Outtake 2: Shopping for Bella's Birthday Gift

Just adore goofy in love Edward.  So excited around all the cooking pots/pans/accessories and chef's necessary items in the kitchen.  Buying the best and everything that will be needed in the future.  Alice just watching her brother so alive and happy is just delighted and happy for him.  So glad to see her brother return to his old self.  Bella will be having the best birthday. Jasper with all his spy skills, thank goodness for them, it helped locate Bella when kidnapped and did research on all the suspects.  Edward is so cute in love.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: August 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 41: 41 - Caught

Very thrilling the last two chapters of the chase after Renee. Listening to her made up story about almost getting back with Charlie before his death and the money being left to her.  Attempting brainwashing techniques to force Bella to move the money thinking it's only the 200k left by Jake which Jared was fighting her about in court to save it.  Thinking in drugged state she would buy the story that Renee had concocted that Seattle never existed, but head injury and relationship with Quil.  Bella isn't so easily taken in with Renee and her lies now.  Bella has learned all about how her mother is cunning, lying, and deceitful.  She was smart stalling her knowing somehow that Edward and his family would find her.  She was smart going for the weakest link Quil.  Then when she found out he had the dreams from Charlie and Jake also she stressed that point and the meanings.  Quil was dumb enough to think it meant he was to protect her against Edward not to stop Renee from kidnapping her.  The boy is not the smartest took in the shed is he?  Bella calmly gave him the true meaning. Only thing he is truly frightened of Renee who wouldn't be after seeing her drug and kidnap her daughter.  Drug Billy an invalid and supposedly boyfriend. Then careen Bella's truck over the edge with Billy and a young innocent woman to probably their death without a single thought or expression of remorse.  The woman has no conscious at all only one motive, HERS.  She doesn't care who she hurts along the way.  She has a vision and she'll do anything to get it.  Bella and Quil heard the ATV's in the distance while Quil took her to the outhouse.  How disgusting and degrading for Bella after being taken to the cabin.  Quil went outside and was tressed up by Jasper and the family.  Questioned and held for the authorities. Edward, Jasper, Carlisle and Emmett went to the cabin to draw Renee out.  It just wasn't long enough, Renee returned before Edward could escape totally with Bella.  Can't wait to find out the extent to Edward's injuries and the other shots from Renee's gun. Karma, fate, whatever you want to call it couldn't be more fair to the end Renee deserved. Not that Quil doesn't deserve some punishmentm but not as drastic as Renee. Looks like he'll either be life in prison or have to be tried on reservation.  I am very pleased you didn't leave us on the cliffhanger, but added Alice POV to complete the safe return of the Cullen men and Bella back to the ATVs and family.  Also to the Forks police as inept as  they are without Charlie and Jake.  It has been an exciting ride and really sorry to see it end in the near future.  Still looking forward to the last chapter and the epilogue.  I do love Chefward and his  Bella. They are very good together.  Awesome story.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: December 04, 2011 Title: Chapter 47: 47 - Outtake 1: Emmett Meets Rosalie

gotta love Emmett.  Man on the spot, just in time hero. Saving the maiden in distress.  Knocking all the demonic fellows out all around the picnic tables.  Making sure the authorities are on the way with ambulance as well to help Rosie regain her help.  Talking with her to make sure she remains conscious. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: March 26, 2011 Title: Chapter 10: 10 - Slumber and Awakening

Coming back to roses on Bella's doorstep from Mike. The boy doesn't waste any time.  Edward is suspicious about Mike.  He is extremely protective of Bella.  The boys went to work out in the gym.  Edward's celibate life is getting difficult for him.  Seeing Bella in her tiny pj's for the sleepover gave him quite a problem.  He had to leave and think about other things.  Bella made special dipping sauces for their dinner.  Bella being seductive with her salmon and oily sauce got to Edward.  The most embarrassing moment is Edward walking in on the girls while they were teaching Bella how to do a bj.  Caught red handed/mouth with the dildo in her mouth.  Edward was amused with the woman and teased them.  Using what he saw Bella doing with the dildo helped him in the shower.  Then he starts to listen to their conversation and he drops the book he was reading.  Edward learned the details of Bella's married life and intimacy.  Bella is pure and innocent.  He always knew it now he knows it from the discussion.  Edward will be really protective of Bella while she's working.  He'll be watching her with all their male guests and will serious attempt Bella from dating others.  Starting with convincing Bella Mike's not the guy for her.  He's after only one thing, isn't that every males mo. Looking forward to Edward having a serious breakdown.  Do wonder if the conversation was led to her intimate life by Alice because she knew Edward was listening upstairs. 

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 07, 2011 Title: Chapter 12: 12 - Smooth Moves

Edward is making his move.  2 days off from work dealing with his demons.  Agrees to go dancing with the group after work.  Loved the outfit Bella was wearing to work and the club.  Watching her like a predator as soon as a slow song is played, he is dragging her to the dance floor.  He wants to hold her tightly.  All his pent up desires and lust for Bella is coming out tonight.  Mike attempting to kiss her, but jealous Edward takes control.  Just as they are about to kiss they are interrupted.  Blocked again.  Edward finally realized to get and keep Bella he needs to make a move.  He's not being shy with her either.  Looking forward to the next chapter.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: April 27, 2011 Title: Chapter 19: 19 - Swingers, Sweet Potato Pie and PMS

Not James as the person who broke in to Bella's apartment.  Who could it be?  Newton? Tyler? Quil? Leah? Jessica? or Eric? All people who are interested in her or upset because their men are interested in her.  Or some other fiend we aren't aware of yet. Edward refusing to let Bella sleep anywhere else but in his bed where he can protect her.  Not even on the couch.  Alice convinced she won her Pradas.  I'm with Alice they aren't going to make the time frame.  Alice is going to get her shoes and then some.  Both Edward and Bella are close to their breaking points.  Getting locks changed.  Jasper found out James and Victoria spent the night in jail so wasn't him breaking into Bella's apartment.  Researching new dessert for following week.  Sweet potato pie from his birthday present.  Bella and Edward work together to modify the recipe to make it for Wild. Bella checks internet on Edward and sees pictures of Tanya and freaks.  She isn't anywhere near Tanya material.  She can't compete with her.  Alice tells Edward and during the lull in the evening at work takes her to the office and slowly seductively tells Bella she is the sexiest woman he has ever seen.  The only woman for him.  Just as he is about to kiss her Alice knocks on the door to tell Edward guests want to see him.  Stopping Alice from winning her own bet.  Getting really good and both are about to combust.

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: May 10, 2011 Title: Chapter 22: 22 - Provocative Poach

Bella and Edward are both getting so turned on by being together.  Things are heating up quickly between them.  They can't keep their hands or lips away from each other.  Each time they are alone they get further and further.  Lots of grinding and caressing under clothes.  Bella helped Rose at the clinic again and Victoria Trakker showed up wanting a check up.  Carlisle brought Bella in with him.  Victoria made some inappropriate comments about Carlisle and his family.  Carlisle said he was going to speak with the police regarding options and told her not to return to clinic or come to his private practice either.  When all the Cullens and their accompanying significant other went to lunch at Outback James and Victoria arrived at the same restaurant watching them.  Esme questioned if that was James giving Bella all the trouble.  She went over and spoke with them,  Turns out Esme worked in a hospital with both of James's parents and if Esme mentioned to his mother his activities of couple swapping; he could lose his monthly allowance from mommy and daddy.  I loved what she threatened Victoria with hanging her upside down by her barbell stud in her clit until gravity pulled it out.  Ouch!!!!!  Makes me shudder to think about it.  Also how she made him sell the building to her  18% below market to avoid any further harassment of her children including Bella.  So new landlord is Carlisle and Esme.  Including the restaurant "Wild".  Bella wants to buy a new dress for Luna.  She found one that literally drives Edward nuts.  Edward discussed their physical relationship with Bella.  She said was glad he was going slowly, but she had set a date when wanted to go fully.  After visiting Billy and finishing some business in Forks wanted to spend some time at the cabin with Edward looking for edible plants with him.  Edward's all in. Can't blame him.  Bella on one hand is glad for the slowness but on the other hand isn't making her crazy, Alice said the anticipation and sexual tension and build up before the first time you make love makes it even better.  Edward wants them to get to know each other  and have a solid foundation which is what Alice told her.  She thinks he wants this to last forever.  Which is also what Bella wants as well.  Esme already voiced it at the restaurant they're in love.  Everyone getting on Emmett's case for making a federal case out of their kissing at the table while Esme said Emmett and Rose had done and still do worse in front of everyone.  It's cute too watch a couple so in love who get lost in each other especially when you know about the sadness and tradegy that came before.  Seeing them happy is wonderful

 
Reviewer: romancaholic Signed
Date: September 23, 2011 Title: Chapter 46: 46 - Futuretake Two

Great looking into the future of the lives of Bella and Edward along with the remaining Cullens. Loved the term the Cullen Explosion of adding family members.  Having 3 babies all born at the same time.  Loved all their names.  Ant getting into a fight first day of school because someone hurt his lady love.  Seems when the Cullen men fall, they fall for life.  Didn't realize it started so young, but it looks like it did with Ant and Lily. Kinda cute really. Family vacations together was wonderful.  A small army unit they are when all together.  Was strange to meet Tanya, but was wonderful that she finally saw the light and got her head straight.  She changed her life around.  She fell in love and changed herself for the better. Bella is such a forgiving person.  She has taught Edward a lot about that that is for sure, the only person Bella didn't forgive was her mother. I can't blame her for not especially with the mourning doves.  It made the cabin different without them cooing all the time.  Wonderful wedding present to have the cabin enlarged and enhanced.  Now it can be a real party home for the entire family as well as enlarged for any growing family they might have as well.  This has been my favorite story on twilighted.  Now that's it is over it's kinda sad.  I always look forward to seeing an update to Wild in my inbox.  But will update you to author faves so when your next story hits I'll be sure to read it.

 




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