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What Drives Her by Virginia May






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Summary:

Edward leaves Forks and Bella behind after the incident with Tyler's van. Now, five years later, he finally returns to his family and the Pacific Northwest. While picking up his latest Swedish automobile, he is confronted by a very familiar scent. Will Edward be able to fight the pull his singer has on him a second time? Or will he stick around long enough to find out What Drives Her?

AU after Chapter 4 of Twilight, Original Characterizations, Canon couples.  

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Rated: PG-13
Categories: Twilight, AU Characters: Bella, Edward, Embry
Challenges:
Series: None
Chapters: 34 Completed: No
Word count: 260728 Read: 234525
Published: June 04, 2010 Updated: October 09, 2018
Story Notes:

This is AU from Chapter Four of Twilight, or page 94 of Midnight Sun.

Validation Beta: devilsgenie

1. Prologue by Virginia May [Reviews - 25] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3910 words)

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

2. Chapter 1: The Prodigal by Virginia May [Reviews - 21] starstarstarstarstar (2977 words)

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

3. Chapter 2: Homecoming by Virginia May [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (7392 words)

Thank you to my team of supporters and encouragers.  Ann, Morgan, Luna, Jill: you have made this story so much more than it would have been if I hadn't had you to hold my hand.  To the reviewers: you make me smile so big, my face hurts!  ~Ginnie


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

4. Chapter 3: Running, Climbing, Failing by Virginia May [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (9604 words)


I want to take a moment to thank all the readers who have added this to their alerts and favorites.  Your support is phenomenonal and I am truly grateful.  Thank you for your reviews as well, I've enjoyed your thoughts so much.

Thank you to my beta, Essay33; as well as my lovely pre-readers, farawaymomo, b'ella c'ella luna and Jillian Landers.  TMR, thank you for validating!

Minor angst warning in effect for this chapter. ;-)


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, June 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

5. Chapter 4: Eye to Eye by Virginia May [Reviews - 19] starstarstarstarhalf-star (9239 words)

This chapter is a doozy, the longest yet.  Enjoy! 

Once again thank you to the wondeful ladies who pre-read and beta'd this for me:  Essay33, farawaymomo, b'ella c'ella luna, Jillian Landers, and tmr for validating!


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, June 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

6. Chapter 5: Ghosts of the Past by Virginia May [Reviews - 56] starstarstarstarhalf-star (8100 words)

I've had quite a few people tell me how much they cared for the older, more car saavy Bella.  So... because you love her, I thought I would let her tell you about her day.  ;-) 

Thank you to the handful of faithful reviewers out there, as well as to my pre-readers and my beta, Essay33.

Also, tmr is a really awesome Validation Beta!

Disclaimer:  The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other entities and brands are the property of their respecitive owners. The original content, ideas and characters of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010.

7. Chapter 6: Visions & Vacillations by Virginia May [Reviews - 23] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3716 words)

Wow! Maybe I should have thrown the gaunlet down sooner.  I asked for 60 reviews, and we're over 70 in one day!  You blew me away!!  You all are amazing readers and I thank you so very much.

This is your early update, enjoy...

Thank you to tmr for validating! Thank you pre-readers and Essay33 for your support.

Disclaimer:  The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other entities and brands are the property of their respecitive owners. The original content, ideas and characters of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010.

 

 

8. Chapter 7: Protector by Virginia May [Reviews - 27] starstarstarstarstar (5513 words)

First of all, THANK YOU!!!  I was blown away by the response to the last two chapters, and almost burst into tears when I saw that this story had recieved its 100th REVIEW!!

The milestone couldn't have come at a better time, as I was struggling heavily with the next two chapters and some mild writer's block.  Getting your feedback was what finally snapped me out of it.  So, how can I thank you??  Be sure to check the end notes to find out! :-)  PS- Apologies for the wonky formatting below.  MS Word and it's incosistent autoformatting strike again.

To my betas and pre-readers. this chapter wouldn't be up if it weren't for you. Many, many thanks.  TMR thanks for validating as always!


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, July 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

9. Chapter 8: Reunion & Revelation by Virginia May [Reviews - 26] starstarstarstarhalf-star (5771 words)

Hi Again!!  Once again thank you soooo much for all the reviews and feedback.  I apologize for not responding to each one of you this last week, but... I thought you many want the chapter instead.  Especially this chapter! ;-)

 


Disclaimer:  The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, March 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

10. Chapter 9: Riding In My Car by Virginia May [Reviews - 34] starstarstarstarstar (7942 words)

Epic A/N Warning!!

First of all, a huge apology for the late update!!  It's Sunday night as I am typing this, so I doubt it will get to you before tomorrow and I truly apologize for not keeping my promise of a weekend update!  :-(  (On that note, let's give a round of applause to tmr for always making time to validate and not making us wait days on end!!)  :-)

Second, to the nameless and faceless bunch of you who have been Tweeting this story and recommending it to your friends... THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! New readers are finding WDH everyday because of word of mouth, and I appreciate it more than you know. 

And to my faithful reviewers who leave me such wonderful praise and witty banter every week... You're the best! 

Lastly, to my betas and pre-readers...  I love you ladies all the way up to the New Moon and back!!  Three cheers for farawaymomo for reading about 100 different versions of this chapter until I whittled it down to the one you see before you!  Thank you, sweet girl!! ;-)


 

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

 

11. Chapter 10: Me & You by Virginia May [Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarstar (6385 words)

Please see notes at the end.  Thank you for reading!  ~Ginnie


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

12. Chapter 11: Deals Off by Virginia May [Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarstar (6841 words)

 

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

 


Epic Author's Note Warning is in Effect!

A/N:  Hello Ladies & Gents...

We're back and the time off was truly appreciated.  Thank you for all the amazing reviews I recieved on the last chapter.  I also just want to thank anyone who has recommended WDH to a friend- it means so much that you would- thank you, THANK YOU!

Additionally, I was informed that this was one of Project Team Beta's featured stories back in July, a fact I only became aware of this week.  So to the staff of PTB and the betas working for them, you have my deepest gratitude- even if it is a bit belated.:-)

Finally, I have to thank my own little team of helpers for stepping up and making this story better than it would be if I were left to catch my own mistakes:

Farawaymomo started out pre-reading and reviewing for me at the very beginning, and has since stepped up time and again to both proofread and now beta chapters for me.  No matter what I've asked of her, she's been there for me when I needed her, and I am truly, truly thankful!!  Morgan- I love you lady!

JillianLanders also began pre-reading for me when this story was a prologue and an idea.  She introduced me to Gchat and makes me laugh, and I thank her for being there when I need someone to talk to! ;-)  Have fun in SanFran, JillyBean!

Then last, but by no means, least...  the newest addition, Katmom. 

I would like to give a warm welcome to my new beta!  Katmom contacted me last week and volunteered to fill the role left open after I announced that my previous beta was unable to continue.  Kathie is a dedicated reviewer, prolific FF author, and experienced beta.  Just go through your list of favorites, she's bound to have written or beta'd one of them. ;-)  I was honored to have her want to work on this story with me and cannot convey how grateful I am, nor can I say how relieved I am to find someone to turn to for such reliable and super-fast support!  You totally rock, Kathie!!

Oh! Duh... of course.  Thank you to the fabulous tmr for validating!  She makes it possible for me to have regular updates, so let's give her a round of applause.

I hope you all enjoy this next installment of What Drives Her. 
Thank you for waiting for me! :-) Ginnie

13. Chapter 12: Stay by Virginia May [Reviews - 21] starstarstarstarstar (7906 words)

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Author's Note:

                Thank you reviewers and those recommending my story to your friends, as well as those adding me to your lists of recommended vamp fics!  Your support is so very appreciated.

Thank you farawaymomo and Katmom for your services and answering endless emails!!  You each have a special place in my heart. TammyAZ made the new banner, let's give her a round of applause for that!!  :D

And most especially, thank you to my husband for serving our country and this family so that I can stay home with our babies and play with other peoples fictional characters.  XOXOX - Can't wait for you to get home to me, baby!!

:-)

On to the update... last we left off, Sam lowered the boom.  What did the Cullens have to say about that? 

 

14. Chapter 13: Only Exception by Virginia May [Reviews - 26] starstarstarstarstar (9408 words)

Hello My Lovely Readers!

Happy News- My husband is home from his two month stint of active duty in the Gulf of Mexico! I have found his presence to be a bit distracting, but for now I am still able to keep writing and updates should continue to come at a regular interval. :D

(Psst... my happy mood may have affected this chapter. ;-) Please be sure to let me know how it's affected you- once you read this installment, of course.)

Special thanks to Katmom, farawaymom and JillianLanders for their services and input. Each of you are so special to me! Thanks and Big Hugs!

TMR is the rock-star validation beta that makes sure you guys and gals get this on time!!  Thanks T!


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

15. Chapter 14: Sway by Virginia May [Reviews - 25] starstarstarstarstar (11152 words)

Hello All!  I hope you all had a lovely week. Let's not pretend you care what I have to say until after the chapter, okay?  On with the update! 


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

 

16. Chapter 15: Happy by Virginia May [Reviews - 17] starstarstarstarstar (9716 words)

*Slips in quietly...hopes nobody notices I'm late.* 

Hello there.  Big apologies for the delay with this chapter!  Insert standard excuses here.

I really, really appreciated all the reviews for the last chapter and most especially the few notes I got saying, "Hey Gin, where's the update?  We miss you."  Seriously people, a little nudge is always appreciated.  ;-)

So without any further ado, on with the update!


 

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

 

17. Chapter 16: Picnics and Promises by Virginia May [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (8296 words)


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners.The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

** This chapter contains some directly quoted text that comes straight from the partial draft of Midnight Sun as posted on Stephenie Meyer's website.  I take absolutely no ownership of those lines, nor do I make any claim to the lines of dialogue from the Saga used throughout "What Drives Her".  

18. Chapter 17: Decisions- Part 1 by Virginia May [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarhalf-star (5775 words)

Hello Loves!

"On time" is a relative term right??  Notes at the bottom, enjoy the chapter!! :-) Ginnie


 

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

 

19. Chapter 18: Decisions- Part 2 by Virginia May [Reviews - 19] starstarstarstarstar (8349 words)

Yeah! Another on time update! :-) Thank you tmr for validating.

As usual, thanks go to Katmom for beta'ing and farawaymomo for pre-reading. I also want to thank the awesome readers who review every single chapter! I adore you and cannot thank you enough! I also apologize for not replying to each and every review I get. I cherish them, so I really should. However, when it comes to writing the story or writing review replies... I choose the story. Sorry, folks... Edward and Bella own me. ;-)

Now... on to Forks!

 

20. Chapter 19: Choosing Sides by Virginia May [Reviews - 26] starstarstarstarstar (9331 words)

My apologies for the delay.  Family life is a bit distracting at the moment.  Thank you for waiting and for all the amazing reviews!  Thanks as well to farawaymomo and katmom for their help and encouragement, this chapter was by far and away the most I've struggled with this story.  Perhaps it was real life cutting in on my fantasy life, but I hope the following update at least partially makes up for the long delay and lack of response to the last chapter.

Happy Reading!!  ~Ginnie

PS- Stephenie Meyer owns all.  Volvo owns too. ;-)

21. Chapter 20: In The Sun by Virginia May [Reviews - 29] starstarstarstarstar (7890 words)

Oh, where to begin...  The response to the last chapter was phenomenal.  Thank you so, so much!!  We're almost to  400 reviews, which makes me so happy you get another update.  ;-)  Big thanks to farawaymomo for pre-reading this bad boy and making me smile.  Katmom, you're still the world's fastest beta!!  :-)  TMR- validator extraordinaire and answerer of questions... you rock too, girl!!  Thanks.

Happy Reading, Ginnie


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

22. Chapter 21: Anger, Denial & A Dog by Virginia May [Reviews - 19] starstarstarstarstar (6961 words)

Happy New Year, everybody!!!  I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday and a blessed 2011!  Thanks to Katmom for the uber fast beta job.  I forgot to send her the chapter, so the delay is all on me.  My apologies.  Thank you, TMR, for validating as always!


Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other characters, settings, lyrics, etc. are the property of their respective owners. I am in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise or automotive company. The original content, ideas and intellectual property of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010. No copyright infringement is intended.

23. Chapter 22: The Cullens Part 1 by Virginia May [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarhalf-star (6887 words)

Hi Everyone!  Insert the standard excuses for the update fail here.  I have had some writer's block, some technical difficulties, and some real-life issues as well.  Hopefully, updates will come more regularly now, but I'll feel better about saying so after I get another chapter or two completed in a timely fashion.  I also apologize for not replying to your reviews as frequently as before.  The response to the last two chapters was absolutely phenomenal and there have been 123 new reviews since then!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!   Thanks go as well to the usual suspects along with a few other friends: Katmom, Susie (aka Linguist), farawaymomo, the girls (and guys) on Writer's Central at Twilight Lexicon.com, and each and every one of my HH sisters- I would still be stuck if it weren't for your collective support.  TMR is my most awesome validation beta, and finally...

~To my husband- for leaving me the laptop when he went out of town:  I know you won't get this, but would that I could, I would write my own lullaby for you.  I love you, baby. ~

~(~)~

 

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other entities and brands are the property of their respective owners. The original content, ideas and characters of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010.

24. Chapter 23: The Cullens Part 2 by Virginia May [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (7741 words)

Hi Everyone!  So "within the week" was off by a few days.  I am sorry, but I hope you enjoy the chapter.  It is told from Bella's POV.

Thank you to Katmom and Susie for beta'ing.  Thanks also to farawaymomo,  Lulu and april09 for pre-reading and offering advice.  :-)  Also, let us not forget my most amazing validation beta, TMR.  Thanks, bb!!

25. Chapter 24: Changes by Virginia May [Reviews - 24] starstarstarstarstar (7594 words)

Oh, Wow!  I know, it's been a very, very, very long time. Let me just say that mind readers and psychics really mess with your head when you're trying write. ;-) 

It took me a long time to put this together simply because we are, sadly, getting closer to the end.  Thank you for your patience while I worked out all the kinks in the plot so I could move forward from here.I anticipate an estimated 6-7 more chapters tops. 

Huge thanks to Kathie, Susie, and Morgan, without whom this would have been a very different and far inferior chapter.  I love you ladies soooo much!!  To MissP, thanks for the pre-read and TMR, thank you for validating. 

Hugs, Ginnie

26. Chapter 25: Fire & Icy Water by Virginia May [Reviews - 20] starstarstarstarstar (9234 words)

Hang on to your hats, kiddos.  Here we go...

PS: Stephenie Meyer & Volvo own it all.  I haven't said that in a few chapters, but it's still very true.  This is a piece of long winded fanfiction, nothing more.

PPS: It's been a year since I began this & I truly can't  believe the overwhelming and positive response.  Thank you so much for the support & the many reviews.  Keep 'em coming & I keep rolling out the chapters. ;-) 

Much Love, Ginnie

27. Chapter 26: Victoria by Virginia May [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (8843 words)

Disclaimer: The characters of Twilight are owned by Stephenie Meyer. All other entities and brands are the property of their respective owners. The original content, ideas and characters of this story are owned by Virginia May, May 2010.


Hello Dear Readers!  It’s been a long month, and as always, you have my apologies.  Just in case you’ve forgotten where we were, here’s a little recap:

 Bella and Edward were just settling into their new relationship, growing closer and sharing their lives, which included weekly visits to the Cullens large mountain-top home in Cedar Falls, WA.   Edward was introduced to Bella’s parents when she graduated from The University of Washington and the same weekend, Seth phased for the first time.  The event landed the Quileutes in a bit of a sticky situation before Edward helped them out.  Exhausted from the long graduation weekend, Bella slept over at the Cullens house for the first time.  That night Alice had a vision of the newborns attacking a commuter ferry.  The Cullens came up with a tentative plan to stop her.  Fortunately, this attack coincided with Bella’s trip to Virginia Beach, VA where she will be serving as maid of honor in her former roommate, Jessica Stanley’s, wedding. 

 ~(~)~

From Chapter 25:  

 

                A branch snapped about a mile off.   The wind shifted and we all turned towards the scent. 

                “It’s time to talk to the pack,” Carlisle answered, taking his position as the head of our family.

                “Let’s hope they’re ready for this,” Jasper added, falling in line next to him.


28. Chapter 27: Loose Ends by Virginia May [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarhalf-star (9989 words)

 

I'm back!  In less than two weeks too!

I have so many thanks and things to say this time, so there's a monster note at the end, but for now I wanted to mention the following:  This chapter was written by someone (me) who has read both the Bree Tanner novella, as well as a big chunk of The Twilight Saga: Official Illustrated Guide.  Some of the details alluded to at the end of the chapter might make more sense if you've read them as well, however if you haven't, don't worry. I tried to make the chapter stand alone as much as possible.  Just feel free toPM me if you have burning questions. 

As always: Twilight, all its characters, sequels, & the Official Guide belong to the lovely Ms. Stephenie Meyer; Volvo belongs to some Chinese motor group that bought them from Ford; and the rest is just my imagination. 

29. Chapter 28: Wedding Bells by Virginia May [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarhalf-star (9117 words)

 

Um, hi! *waves sheepishly*  Here I am, or rather, here is the update you've been waiting for.  In case you forgot, here is a quick recap of recent events in "What Drives Her":

From Chapter 27, "Loose Ends"- Bella left Seattle for Virginia Beach, VA, where she was to attend Jessica Stanley's wedding as the maid of honor; Angela Cheney accompanied her.  The Cullens & Quileutes, having successfully caught and killed Victoria, set out together to find and destroy the newborn army she'd been creating to wipe out the wolves.  Edward's promise to join Bella in Virginia when it was over was threatened by several stragglers who escaped during, and prior to, the raid on Victoria's camp.

 


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30. Chapter 29: Vows and Vicoprofen by Virginia May [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar (9797 words)

 

Hi, Everyone!  Here we are again.  Apologies for the lack of updates in the last month, but I do hope you enjoy this nice long chapter.  Thank you for all the condolences over the loss of our dog last month.  It was heartbreaking, as things like that usually are, but the well-wishes made me smile.

Thank you to Katmom, Linguist, and farawaymomo for their mad beta/pre-reader skills.  I feel so lucky to have such supportive people catching all my mistakes and offering feedback –especially since this has turned into a long-term commitment from them now.  Love you, ladies!

Special thanks for this chapter also go to abbyweyr for helping me with some research and providing her expertise.  She now knows firsthand how I tend to obsess over even the smallest details & I appreciate her coming to my rescue. :)


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31. Chapter 30: Unedited by Virginia May [Reviews - 6] starstarstarstarstar (7648 words)

Here’s where I pretend it has NOT been a month since I updated.  *palms face*  How did that happen?? 


Anyway... here is your update, faithful readers.  More notes and thanks at the end! :-)




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32. Chapter 31: Yes by Virginia May [Reviews - 8] starstarstarstarhalf-star (7331 words)

33. Chapter 32: Yes Part 2 by Virginia May [Reviews - 0] (4426 words)

Many, many apologies for the long wait, and for the shorter chapter. If you refrain from reading until I add a few more, I wouldn't blame you. I also recommend you review the last few chapters if you're one of my original readers. It's been a LONG time!

 

34. Chapter 33: Heaven and Hell by Virginia May [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (9947 words)

A/N:  No, you are not hallucinating. Yes, this is a real update. Thank you so much for continuing to care about this story!!

A little background info. This is the sixth version of this chapter in about as many years. Special thanks go to my fabulous and faithful beta, Katmom, without whom, I would never post. She’s a constant source of encouragement and minds my commas and ellipses for me. Thanks as well to my various pre-readers on this one. They pointed out some re-reading may be in order, but I’ve added a little reminder below to see if that helps, too. So, I hope you all enjoy!

 


*Previously on What Drives Her. . . Bella and Edward enjoyed some quiet time together in the week following Jessica Stanley’s wedding. (And, coincidentally, Victoria’s destruction.) They shared a romantic week in Virginia, where Bella recovered from her sprained ankle and Edward had an epiphany of sorts. The pair are now returning to Seattle. Real life and their future awaits them.





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