Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

Way back on February 21st {OMG! It’s nearly November already *gasp!*}, I introduced you all to The Counsellor by Michaelmas54.

Well, today, it’s my very great pleasure to show you what else Joan has in store for you!

And, for all you WIP Weenies out there, both are COMPLETE!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9605564/1/CSI-Seattle-WA

A chance discovery in the forest near Forks starts a series of events that could prove cataclysmic for everyone, not just for the people involved. A story of love and passion, murder and mystery and rated M mainly for the passionate (lemony) bits. A Twilight story that will hopefully keep you on the edge of your sofa! Recommended on Rob Attack, TLS & ADF. Complete.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 108,073 – Reviews: 1,177 – Favs: 399 – Follows: 374 – Updated: Oct 19, 2013 – Published: Aug 17, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9605564

“Emergency – which service do you require?”

“Police”

“What is the emergency Sir?”

“My wife and I have found an arm”

“A human arm?”

“I think so”

“What do you mean – either it’s human or it’s not”

“It looks human, but it’s not bleeding, I mean there’s no blood on it”

Of course, you and I know it’s not a human arm but no one in this fic does! What happens when Bella Swan, forensic detective involved in the hunt for an elusive serial killer, gets her hands on it? Shocked at its “otherness,” who can she trust? Where can she go for answers? Enter Edward Masen, a boy whose kiss ten years earlier ruined her for all other men!

“You called off your wedding because of a boy who kissed you at your Senior Prom when you were eighteen” Angela cried incredulously. “For God’s sake Bella, you were only with him for one night. Did you sleep with him?”

“No Angela, we just made out when he took me home and it was incredible.
No-one has ever come close to making me feel how I felt that night.”

“That was almost ten years ago, and you’re still pining for your first love…

They meet up again when he shows up and volunteers to extract a DNA fingerprint and perform a Bio-Geographical Ancestry Test on the arm.

He pulled the piece of skin out of the jar with a pair of tweezers and placed it on a slide of glass ready to go under the microscope, however it was obviously too big, so he asked Rosalie for a scalpel. As he leaned over the bench to get the scalpel he saw the piece of skin slide off the glass. “Damn it” he said, thinking that he had caught it with his coat.

He made a few adjustments to the screws and looked again. If Rosalie had been watching him she would have seen his eyes widen for a second and then he sprung back away from the bench, knocking his stool over with a crash.

Two words: Midnight Marathons! Seriously, there are so many excitin’ layers to this story and, once you start readin’ CSI Seattle WA, you won’t be able to stop!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10417349/1/Dreams-and-Fantasies

Having to experience other people’s dreams and fantasies about himself is not all its cracked up to be as Edward soon realizes, but will it change his personality for the better? A Bella and Edward actor story with a good dose of humor, a helping of angst, plenty of drama and a lot of love, with some Shakespeare thrown in for good measure. Rec’d by FicSisters TLS & ADF. Complete.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Alice, Bella, Edward, Jasper – Chapters: 24 – Words: 114,032 – Reviews: 990 – Favs: 344 – Follows: 470 – Updated: Sep 13 – Published: Jun 6 – Status: Complete – id: 10417349

Oh, boy! The Edward we first meet in Dreams and Fantasies isn’t at all the Edward we expect!

Jasper took a sip of orange juice and thought back to the day when Edward signed up with his agency almost twelve years previously. His pushy and very wealthy parents were eager for him to break into the lucrative teen-flick market when he turned sixteen.

He put Edward’s moodiness and arrogance that day down to normal teenage hormones, but unfortunately Edward’s attitude hadn’t changed as he grew into adulthood.

His amazing success had only fueled Edward’s self-belief he was the best thing to happen to the movie industry since Rudolph Valentino. Unfortunately for Jasper, this was actually quite near to the truth. He had to live with the consequences of having a client who was probably the most talented, hard-working and best looking actor of his generation, with the added trauma that he was a big-headed tyrant who thought he was God’s gift to womankind.

Well, Bella certainly doesn’t think he’s God’s gift!

Can I help you?” she asked as she laid the book on her lap.

“I invited you to come and sit with me – why didn’t you come?”

“No, you didn’t.”

“Yes, I did.”

“No, you sent your lackey to ask me. If you’d have taken the trouble to invite me yourself, I might have considered it, but you didn’t have the manners to ask. So why should I want to spend time with an impolite, gutless individual, who doesn’t have the balls to approach me himself? Now please leave me alone, you’re disturbing me.”

Edward’s mouth dropped open as she spoke. He stared angrily at her as she picked up her book and carried on reading as if he wasn’t there.

Edward bent over her and hissed in her ear. “You don’t really want to do that; do you, Is-a-bell-a?”

“That’s it you fuckwit; I’m calling the steward.”

Edward held his hands up in surrender and backed away from Isabella, who by now was out of her seat and seething with anger. He turned around and was walking quickly back to his own seat when he heard Isabella shout out above the heads of the other passengers.

Is there any hope for Edward and Bella? Well, yes; with a little help from Alice!

“Look, Alice, you’re a nice person, but nobody gets in my head. No-one can control my mind. Dreams are just dreams, and fantasies are a bit of fun to while away the time when you’re on a twelve-hour flight. Witchcraft is also bullshit, in my opinion!”

Alice still had hold of Edward’s hand, so she turned it over and examined his palm, running her fingertips over his open hand. She fixed her gaze on his eyes whilst rubbing her thumb inside his hand, and he stared back at her without speaking. She smiled warmly up at him, and uttered some words under her breath, then leaned over and whispered a few words in his ear. Edward smiled back at her and relaxed. She finally let go of his hand and replaced it on the sofa.

And from that night on, Edward suffers incredibly realistic, uncontrollable nightmares and even daydreams that bring him to his knees!

It’s certainly fun watchin’ him squirm while he learns how to grow the fuck up!

You’ll love these fics as much as I do…enjoy!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

Well, I didn’t expect this but I’m still in Fluff Mode!

Doesn’t have a thing to do with all the happy, smiley RobPorn of the last few days, now does it? Naaaah!

My heart pounded in my chest when I realized he was a mere 30 minutes away {in Amsterdam} the other day/night…so near, yet so far *le sigh!*

But I digress…understandably LMAO!

So, I had one more fluffy fic to rec before easin’ us back into the more dramatic fics!

Rob Attack

{banner by Ana}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9595891/1/Calendar-Guys

VOTED TWICE AS THE LEMONADE STAND’S FAB FIVE FICS OF THE WEEK. Photographer Bella is heartbroken after her break up from Mike, but her best friend Rosalie has a plan to cheer her up – shooting a sexy calendar for Eclipse magazine. Lots of lemony fun! Featuring Bella, Edward and a whole feast of lovely Twi-guys! Stephenie Meyer owns all things Twilight.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 62,788 – Reviews: 913 – Favs: 717 – Follows: 1,135 – Updated: Sep 14 – Published: Aug 14, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9595891

Eclipse is putting together a calendar for next year. A nude male calendar.” Rosalie sat back, looking triumphant. Bella and Alice exchanged confused looks.

“So?” asked Bella. “What has this got to do with me?”

“Duh! We need a photographer. I’ve shown Esme some of your work and she’s agreed to hire you. Isn’t that great?”

“That’s great news!” said Alice. “But I’m confused. What did you mean about a challenge, Rose?”

“Oh yes, this is the best part!” she winked. “Bella Swan, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to sleep with all 12 male models. That should give you your mojo back!”

“What?!” choked Bella, spitting out her cosmo in shock. “Rose, are you crazy?! No.” She blinked furiously. “No!” She looked to Alice for support, but her friend was just giggling hysterically.

“Alice, will you talk some sense into her, please?” asked Bella, looking pleadingly at her best friend.

“Well, she is a qualified sex therapist – maybe sex is the best therapy,” Alice laughed, enjoying seeing Bella squirm. Her friend had been so down since the break-up – almost zombie-like in her state of sadness. Rose’s outrageous plan seemed to have shocked some life back into Bella.

Bella shook her head, but there was a smile on her face. Rose and Alice looked at her expectantly.

“OK.”

Well, that shocked me! I wasn’t expectin’ Bella to be a total slut *gigglesnort!* Havin’ said that, I have never laughed so hard in my life at all the epic cock blockin’ goin’ on in this fic!

Not gonna give any of them away here…you’ll just have to read Calendar Guys!!!

~oOo~

Now, because I couldn’t wait to rec this one, I’m easin’ us back to the Dark Side NOW!!!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10650168/1/Stealing-Bella

To repay a debt owed by her sister, Isabella Swan must spend seven nights in the bed of the scarred and scandalous Edward Cullen, her family’s greatest enemy.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 29,160 – Reviews: 924 – Favs: 760 – Follows: 1,371 – Updated: 7h ago – Published: Aug 27 – id: 10650168

Bella bein’ forced to offer herself to pay someone else’s debt has cropped up in two other fics recently…one of them I will never rec and other is only 2 chapters in so I’ll be waitin’ to see how dark that one gets first!

Traumatized by that grotesquely violent fic of the same subject, I was hesitate to start this one but I’m so glad I did ’cause I LOVE it!

Trembling, she took in the huge room, stopping at the end of the huge oak table that dominated the space. The table had clearly been built for a large crowd, huge high backed chairs lining either side but as her gaze followed the length of it, she noted that the seat at the head of the table was not empty.

Edward Cullen.

The Cullen Bastard, he was often referred to in the shallow society circles her sister belonged to. Rich, powerful and the man who would be taking her virginity tonight.

“Sir, the woman has arrived.”

Without uncurling from the slouch in the large chair opposite her, the man lifted his gaze to hers.

At the sight of him, her breath caught in her throat and her bag fell from her frozen fingers to land with an echoing thud at her feet. She moved her gaze down, trying to ignore the fierce pounding of her heart.

Her sister had told her about it and she’d heard all sorts of terrifying stories from her brother in law, he’d always made a point to flaunt the disgusting scars that resided on his cousin.

But none of what she’d heard had been enough to prepare her from seeing his ruined face.

Is Edward the beast Bella expects him to be? Read and find out!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

Comes a time when dark, angsty fics overshadow everything else to such an extent, a little comic relief is more welcome than your next breath LOL!

So, last week when Kay asked me to give her a break with some fluffy stuff, I was more than willin’ to go fic divin’ in my TBR on her behalf *gigglesnort!*

As a result, I’ve got two completes and one WIP for your enjoyment this week!

Now, my version of fluff is the side-splittin’, sexy as hell, funny shizz you’ll find in the following fabulous fics!

OH, AND BEFORE WE GET STARTED, LET ME REMIND YOU: UNDER 18’S NEED TO FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO READ, OKAY???

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5169904/1/Failure-to-Thrive

Bella is sexually unfulfilled after four horrible encounters. She meets Edward Masen, and things begin to change. Edward is sexally insatiable and Bella has been told she’s frigid. B/E/AH/AU/OOC. Rated M for a reason! Lemons to follow. Humor/Sarcasm

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 27 – Words: 195,999 – Reviews: 2,352 – Favs: 3,372 – Follows: 2,596 – Updated: Jun 11, 2012 – Published: Jun 27, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5169904

It wasn’t Dr. Carlisle like the door said. It was actually E. McCarty, MD., according to the embroidery on his white coat. He was big – really big. Tall—good grief, he had to be like 6’3″.

“Describe your last panic attack, please? Take your time, details are not required here… just the general idea.”

“Well, I was on a date with Tyler Crowley. We were in his car. The date was…well, I thought the date was almost over.” The last part came out in a rush. “TylerCrowleytouchedmybreastsandIstartedtohyperventilate. I didn’t black out, though. I just-got out of the car and ran inside.”

“Bella, have you been on a date since then?”

“Uh…no?”

“Have you touched anyone? Hugged someone? Held anyone’s hand or touched someone’s forearm? That was the instruction in Pfeiffer’s notes for your last visit with him.”

“Uh….er….I… bumped into someone at the Frosty Freeze. Does that count?”

“Every little bit helps,” he said softly, surprising me. “I want you to do two things before I see you in two weeks. First, I want you to make non-threatening casual contact with someone you trust. It can be any form of touch that you think you can handle. Second, I want you to say yes to two things that you normally would decline.

“Okay Dr. McCarty. Thanks. This was better than I thought it would be.”

“We don’t break out the whips and dildos until the second visit,” he said deadpan.

My eyes became as round as saucers, and then I began to laugh…and then snicker…and then guffaw….

He was laughing too.

“One last thing, Bella,” he said. “Hug, handshake or high five?”

Before I could stop myself I blurted out, “Hug.” I was immediately, albeit gently, engulfed in a soft, warm embrace and then released just as quickly.

“Well done, Bella. You can consider that completion of assignment number one.

Now go out there and get to work on assignment two.”

OMG! Emmett McCarty as a sex therapist? Actually, in this fic, he made a great one LMAO! Needless to say, Bella literally stumbles into Edward in the reception area of the doctor’s office and his problem is the complete opposite!

“Insatiable huh?” I couldn’t help grinning. “Is that the clinical expression for a sex addict?”

A horrified look appeared on his face. Frowning, shaking his head and looking down he stuttered, “Nnno. I’m not a sex addict. I don’t want to deal in numbers exactly… but let’s say that being with me sexually is frustrating for me and physically taxing for the average woman…I tend not to inflict myself on others. It’s more compassionate that way.”

“Wow,” I breathed. “What a pair we are. You can’t get enough, and I can’t get off at all,” I blurted out in a strangled voice. I sputtered and began laughing. Gasping and clutching the arms of the chair, I managed to get out, “I’m NOT laughing at you…. I swear! I’m laughing at the situational irony.”

You’re gonna read this, right? How else are you gonna find out if their “issues” cancel each other out!

~o~o~o~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7693130/1/The-Biology-Project

Edward’s an addict resisting treatment, Bella’s a girl who just wants a boyfriend already. What happens when they get paired up for a Biology Project? Bio Lab could get interesting…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 70 – Words: 211,412 – Reviews: 12,648 – Favs: 3,955 – Follows: 3,302 – Updated: Jun 3, 2012 – Published: Dec 31, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7693130

“So. How many times today, Edward?”

I sighed in resignation, the embarrassment of telling my adoptive father how many times I got off in one day truly wearing.

“Only ten.”

“That’s an improvement,” he responded brightly, seemingly pleased with my progress.

“Well if the scenery were better,” I muttered and closed my mouth before I got the lecture.

Hehehehe! I’m sensin’ a recurrin’ theme here today…

The new girl beacon seemed to be shining brightly.

And as I started the awkward walk towards the school office, I knew this would be my only chance to start something new.

New start. New Person. New Life.

Old innocent Bella Swan was no more.

New Bella.

I could be whomever I wanted this time.

Perky. Bubbly.

Maybe not.

Confident. Sure of herself. Dare I say sexy?

I’d shoot for that.

And maybe, finally, I’d get me some.

I was going to make this the best year ever.

So, Edward’s tryin’ to be good and Bella’s doin’ her best to be bad. The tug of war begins when Edward and Bella are paired up to “parent” a fuckin’ bag of fluor LMAO!

Mr. Banner pulled up a box from the floor, and produced a bag of flour in his hands, showing it to everyone with a broad smile. He plopped on at each table, setting ours in between us.

I looked at the sack in confusion.

Were we baking? In Biology?

I was great at baking!

I could make Creepy Hot guy my special pie.

“Introducing your children!”

“Oh, fuck me,” Edward murmured hoarsely beside me.

All I could think of was yes please.

*Pinks tear!* God, I’m glad I graduated high school before that nonsense became all the rage!

Enjoy The Biology Project and tell me if any of you had such ridiculous assignments in high school!

~o~o~o~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10486974/1/Girl-Code

Friends are forever, boys are whatever – unless it’s Edward Cullen. Then the gloves come off.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 14 – Words: 60,924 – Reviews: 2,463 – Favs: 1,250 – Follows: 2,075 – Updated: Oct 3 – Published: Jun 27 – id: 10486974

Anyone who’s ever read one of LayAtHomeMom’s fics knows you’re in for a real treat when she starts postin’ a new story and I couldn’t wait for this one to complete before bringin’ it to your attention!

Call me weird, warped…whatever, but the mean girls in Girl Code crack me the fuck up! The meaner they are, the funnier I find ‘em LMAO!

There are lots of fucked up things about our little group of friends, especially Alice. I consider her my very best frenemy.

We get along because we have to and have known each other far too long not to. She’s all of five feet and two inches and 100 lbs of pure balls and bitch. Maybe I’m being too harsh, because she’s not all bad per se. She can be funny sometimes, clever for sure, and loyal to a fault when it suits her. However, once you piss her off, she can go from zero to psychopath in about thirty seconds flat.

Yeah, you’re not gonna like Alice in this one *gigglesnort!*

“James is just really private.” I hear Victoria say seconds before my bedroom door opens. “That’s why he doesn’t want anyone to know about us.”

Dear, sweet, naïve Victoria. She and James are Port Townsend’s worst kept secret. It’s a damn shame she’s too sprung on him to see what a scumbag he is. Cocky and condescending, the guy is a total prick. I don’t get the appeal. My best guess is that he has a ten inch dick. God bless her for seeing the good in everyone. I just hate how he strings her along.

It’s not until Bella’s best friend, Victoria, sets her sights on the new guy…the new guy who has his sights set on Bella, that the back stabbin’ and cat fights begin and they are hilarious! Well, to me, they are!

Before I can stop myself, the question rolls off my tongue like an accusation. “What about James?”

Still admiring her legs for days and ass for weeks in the mirror, she brushes me off. “What about him?”

“Well, I thought you liked him.”

“I do,” she says with a shrug, sounding utterly non-committal.

“And you like Edward too?”

Nodding, she answers in the very same tone. “Yeah.” She sees my reflection in the mirror and everything about it from my furrowed brow to my slack jaw screams ‘what in the ever-loving fuck’. “What?” she asks defensively. “I like them both.

If James doesn’t see the good thing he’s got, maybe Edward will.”

I take a drink from my iced coffee to cool the white-hot rage surging through my body. I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that she wants James, but has Edward behind glass in case of emergency, like on stand-by.

I watch her play with her hair, bunching it up on top of her head and then pulling it down. “Which one do you think I should be with?”

Now here’s where a good friend would level with her. Be completely upfront and honest about my interest in him. Tell her all about the hand holding and my zero mutual friends on Facebook status, thus proving that he’s into me as well.

I know this is the right thing to do.

It’s also the rational thing to do, but the buck stops there, because if there’s one thing I know about girls in general, it’s that most of us aren’t rational. More than likely she won’t be cool about the situation and give her blessing. She’ll piss on him, claim him, and James will be nothing more than a memory, because she’ll be all about Edward.

Chicks before dicks. Besties before testes. Fries before guys. These are a small fraction of the rules by which girl world is governed. For the most part, I hold these truths to be self evident – except in the case of Edward Cullen.

So, did I deliver fluff or did I deliver fluff!?!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

 

Wet Rob Avi

Afternoon, ladies!

Ever have one of those fics you keep tellin’ yourself “I’ll read this one next,” but you never do?

Happens to me All.The.Time!

This story got lost in the primal forest that is my “overgroan” TBR but I’m happy to report I found it again the other day and burned the midnight oil to read it all in one great gulp!

Well, if you’ve ever seen any of the movies listed below, you’ll recognize the premise of physically or spiritually connectin’ with the one you love {or come to love} through time and space by various methods:

1) The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan  1979 – Lindsay Wagner & Marc Singer {vintage dress}

2) Somewhere in Time 1980 – Jane Seymour & Christopher Reeve {self hypnosis}

3) The Love Letter 1998 – Jennifer Jason Leigh & Campbell Scott {secret desk drawer}

4) The Lake House 2006 – Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves {magic mailbox}

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5716685/1/Spirit-to-Flesh

Edward finds a letter written by a mysterious woman 92 years ago. Their correspondence ignites a love affair that tests the bounds of their relationships, their hearts and time itself. Based on the book/movies Twilight and The Love Letter. AU Human ExB

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Mystery – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 17 – Words: 35,183 – Reviews: 707 – Favs: 592 – Follows: 220 – Updated: Mar 15, 2010 – Published: Feb 4, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5716685

Cerece {aka LittleWing2} clearly states her story is based on The Love Letter but I’ll let you in on a little secret!  DON’T BOTHER WATCHING THE MOVIE…her fic is waaaaay better LMAO!

“Tell me more about this letter you found.”

Edward had wanted to share it with someone, but who? Who would understand the effect it had on him? Who wouldn’t think he was crazy? Edward and his mother had always been close. Maybe, he thought, she could at least help him sort through his thoughts.

“Her name is Bella,” he began, and instantly regretted starting there. He didn’t want her to think that he was simply fixating on a dead girl. When Edward noticed that Esme didn’t react to this, he continued. “I mean, the letter was written by a woman named Bella. She appeared to be writing to a fantasy, someone who did not really exist to her. It seems she was worried about being forced to marry someone she didn’t really like.”

“Why?” Esme asked, still looking at the keys in front of her, playing her part softly.

“I don’t really know. The letter was dated March 3, 1918. I think she probably didn’t have a lot of options.”

“The letter was dated yesterday?” Esme stopped playing for only a brief moment before resuming her playing and pondering the coincidence.

“Yes, 92 years ago yesterday.” Edward answered with a tight smile. His mother didn’t miss anything.

“And will you answer it?” Esme asked casually.

Edward chuckled, sensing in some unconscious place that he knew she would say something like that. “And how would you suggest I do something like that?”

Esme continued to play as she answered him without missing a note.

“The letter found its way to you, Edward. Maybe you were meant to find a way to  respond.”

 Needless to say, Edward does answer the letter and he and Bella soon fall in love through their letters to each other. But what’s the point if they can never be together? How can either of them live the rest of their lives alone?

If you’ve ever ignored outtakes from your favorite stories, DON’T ignore them for Spirit to Flesh…especially the last one!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5804718/2/In-the-Flesh-Spirit-to-Flesh-Outtakes

“I can show you, Bells. I can teach you how to live on your own, by your own terms. I could never teach you to live how the world says a woman should. But if you want to learn to live as a man, to do what you will, I can teach you that.”

“Will you?” Bella asked in awe. She had never thought of it, the way her father described it. Would never have used those words, but the sentiment was exactly right. She realized that this was her chance to make what she could of what was left of her life. The bridge she needed from now to then. Her life starting over again.

“Well, the first thing you’ve got to do is learn how to handle your liquor.” Charles declared as he popped up from his chair and poured her a glass of brandy. “This may get you into trouble, but it will get you out of more. Doesn’t make sense now, but trust me, it will.”

As he held the glass out to her, she couldn’t help but return his smile. She had never heard him use such a casual tone with her. She realized how deeply it suited him, suited her.

“So, I imagine you’ll want to travel. You’ll need to learn to ride a horse properly, none of that saddle side stuff, but we can do that while we’re arranging your passage.”

“What?” Bella choked out as she took her first sip of hard liquor.

“Travel,” Charlie stated with a roguish grin made adorable by the salt and pepper of his thick beard. “You’ve got to get out, Bells. There’s a whole wide world out there.”

Bella nodded slowly as she let the alcohol and her new possibilities warm her from the inside out.

“Where to first?” he said as the excitement of a much younger man filled his lungs.

“India,” she replied without hesitation. “I’ve always wanted to ride an elephant.”

Kinda reminds me of Rose after Jack dies in Titanic LMAO!

Oh, and just so you know, the endin’ won’t disappoint!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’, ladies!

Sorry I’m late with today’s post *pouty face!* But, lucky for me, it’s still Friday in the time zones east of here LOL!

Since I was only able to organize text and visuals to rec one fic, I made sure it was a good one!

Now, if you were followin’ the comments from last week’s post, you probably saw our sweet Zveka rec The Vagabond by Ellen92!

Well, havin’ already read so many Homelesswards recently, I checked out Ellen92’s profile to see what else she had in store and found five fics…ALL complete!

YAY!

Then my eyes lit up when I read the summary for…

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8217088/1/Tongue-Tied

Don’t let anyone in. Be invisible. Avoid everyone. That’s my motto and I’ve been able to live by that, until now, until she came along. AH

Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 53 – Words: 78,319 – Reviews: 1,781 – Favs: 413 – Follows: 290 – Updated: Oct 18, 2012 – Published: Jun 14, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8217088

If there’s any story for which I’m a total sucker, it’s one where Edward is either physically or mentally challenged! Watchin’ him persevere and overcome is immensely satisfyin’…well, not quite as satisfyin’ as a damn good lemon, but you know what I mean LMAO!

“Freak!” he whispered acidly in my direction, his eyes boring in mine. I quickly looked at my feet, avoiding his poisonous gaze while I kept walking towards my first class.

Yes, I was highly aware that I was the school freak.

Freak, mute, loner… I’ve heard it all. Every insult had been thrown my way. Not very often luckily, but every once in a while, just to remind me of my place within this school system, I guess.

But I tended not to react to it. I ignored it. All of it. All of them. And I was good at it.

Oh, yeah! Our boy was very good at bein’ invisible until…

After I had collected my books, I reached behind me to take my jacket from my chair, only to realize it wasn’t there. My brow furrowed in confusion.

When did I last have it?

I was mentally going over my day, trying to remember when I could have lost it. And then it hit me. I must have forgotten it in the lockers room after PE… That was the only possibility. I threw a quick glance at my watch and realized that if I would go pick it up now, I’d be late in math. Not gonna happen. Guess I’ll have to go get it after school.

Who knew the simple act of forgettin’ his jacket would change Edward’s life forever!

I quickly walked through the building to the boy’s lockers room. I was just going to snatch that stupid jacket of the rack and speed home but as I passed the girl’s lockers room, I saw that the door was slightly open, only by a few inches, but enough to be able to peek inside. It wasn’t intentionally that I looked, but when my eyes fell on a figure inside, I couldn’t look away.

I was lost as well, trying to take in her beauty. But then she suddenly turned around and looked at me, her eyes widening as she caught me staring at her almost naked body. My brain started racing at a hundred miles an hour as the initial shock in her eyes changed into white fury. I was caught red handed.

I had failed to be invisible.

Yeah, that didn’t go over too well with Bella!

“What the hell?” I yelled, in a reflex covering as much skin as possible with my hands.

His eyes widened in fear as he realized he had been caught before he quickly turned around, as red as a tomato, and fled out of the hallway.

He was already in the parking lot – which was empty by now – when I caught up with him.

“Who do you think you are?” I shouted, still walking hurriedly towards him. He stopped abruptly and slowly turned around, fear still evident in his eyes, but I didn’t care. He has harassed me so I had every right to shout at him.

“I’m… I-I-I’m-mm…” he stuttered.

To see if his life changed for the better or for worse…you’ll have to read to find out Bwahahaha!

Lookin’ forward to hearin’ what fics you’ve been readin’ this week!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

 

Wet Rob Avi

Afternoon ladies!

This mornin’, a little birdie told me our sweet Naughtyhisbella had an electrical fire at her house!

I’m pleased to report no one was hurt but my fingers are crossed hopin’ the damage wasn’t enough to make her…

{Ladysmith Black Mambazo / artwork by Bernard Ndichu Njuguna}

Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
Homeless, homeless
Moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
We are homeless, we are homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake
And we are homeless, homeless, homeless
The moonlight sleeping on a midnight lake

What a coincidence! Homeless Edward is the theme for today’s recs LOL!

Searchin’ through my TBR, I was actually surprised at the number of fics where either Edward or Bella, or both, found themselves homeless for one reason or another! I’m bettin’ you’ve all read at least one but have you read these?

Rob Attack

{banner by FallingsnowWinter}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10336818/1/The-Lottery-of-Life

Bella has been blessed with the finer things in life. She has always been focused on what she has and never understanding that money doesn’t buy you everything. It will take one stupid bet and a homeless man to teach her what really is important in life. Can Edward get through to snobby Bella Swan and show her what she has been missing? AH HEA Mature.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 121,040 – Reviews: 1,066 – Favs: 606 – Follows: 785 – Updated: Sep 8 – Published: May 10 – Status: Complete – id: 10336818

What I loved most about IBACULLEN’s story were some of the epic snarkfests between Edward and Bella!

“Hey you.” I called.

“Is that you…Richie Bitch?” He looked me over, “What happened to you?”

“What do you mean?”

“You just look like a box of crayons that’s been out in the sun too long.” He smirked.

“Screw you, dude. I have had a really bad morning. You have no idea how hard it is to work all morning in the hot sun and still have nothing to show for it.”

Homeless dude shook his cup at me, “No…I have no idea how that is. Please enlighten me.”

“That’s not what I mean. Ugh…never mind, anyways I just wanted to stop and tell you that you’re wrong about me. I’m not as big of a…Richie Bitch as you thought. I gave a homeless man a thousand dollars the other night. He didn’t ask me for it, I just gave it to him…on Sunset Boulevard, in the middle of traffic…so there.”

“Really?” He asked taken aback.

“Don’t believe me?”

“No…I believe you…I know that man you gave that money to. He came into the soup kitchen with tears in his eyes and then gave that thousand dollar bill to the owners.”

“What? Why would he do that? I gave him that money so that he could do something with it.” I exclaimed.

“He did do something with it. He gave back because…the soup kitchen has always been there for him and he wanted to repay the debt.”

I slumped against the car completely flabbergasted shaking my head.

“You don’t think he did the right thing?” he asked.

“No! I mean, he could have rented a cheap motel for a couple of days and had a real meal instead of some slop from a soup kitchen. I should have given it to someone else.”

“Most people would feel happy hearing that their money went to a good cause…most people think that you give a homeless man money, he’ll just go and spend it on liquor.”

“Yea, I suppose that liquor would be worse. Anyway, I have a lot of work to get done…I should get going.”

“Work? Finally decided to not live off your parents?” he questioned.

“No…I just…have a project I’m working on. I’m sure to you it’s stupid but to me it’s…personal.”

“What project? Is that the reason why you look like a paint pallete?”

“I don’t want to tell you, you’ll just think it’s stupid and shallow. I’ve had enough judging from you for a day.”

“Uh…Miss, that’s all you do of me. Just tell me the project. I will try not to make you feel bad about yourself.”

I rolled my eyes and still don’t know why I am standing here talking to this man, especially out in the open where we can be seen.

“I made a bet with a friend and the stakes are really high.” I sighed.

He waits for me to continue.

Believe me…this was just the tip of the iceberg LMAO!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7133208/1/Home-is-Wherever-You-Are

EPOV, Homeless Edward is down on his luck when he meets a girl who is a breath away from joining his homeless status. Can they save each other?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 46 – Words: 116,203 – Reviews: 1,852 – Favs: 1,228 – Follows: 599 – Updated: May 2, 2012 – Published: Jun 30, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7133208

Poor Edward can’t catch a break when it comes to his initial encounters with Bella LMAO!

When the light changed, I crossed the street and headed out to get dinner. I got my sandwich to go because I didn’t like the way people looked at me or cringed away from me when I sat in the restaurant. I was walking back to my night spot with my dinner bag when some headlights blinded me. I put my hand up squinting, unable to make out who it was or what they wanted.

“What’s in the bag?” I heard a woman’s voice ask.

“A double cheeseburger,” I answered because that was what it was.

“Throw it over here.”

“What? No, this is my dinner.”

“Fine, set it down and back away from it.”

“NO! I’m hungry, what the hell is your problem?”

“I have pepper spray,” she threatened.

I dropped my head in defeat. I didn’t have another shirt and it was too damn cold to wash it off at this time of night. The bitch had me. I set the bag down. “Come on, please, it’s my only dinner and I don’t have any more money.”

“Back away from the bag.”

“Please don’t take it,” I begged like a weak little girl.

“Take off your shirt.”

“What? Ma’am, I’m not that kind of person. I don’t just…”

“Shut up, take off your shirt, and hold your arms out.”

“It’s freezing cold tonight, Ma’am. Why are you doing this? You’ve got a car to sleep in.”

“Now!” she said holding up the pepper spray.

“Toss me your shirt and hold out your arms,” she demanded and I hesitated.

“Hurry up before you freeze your butt off,” she snapped. I tossed her my shirt and I noticed she sniffed it. She walked toward me cautiously. She was just out of arm’s reach and eyeing my arms. “Turn your hands up,” she commanded, so I did. “Now take off your shoes.”

“Look, you can have my sweater, but please leave me my shoes. They’re the only ones I have and they won’t even fit you.”

“Take them off now!” she snapped. I sighed and toed them off. “Your socks, too, and sit on the ground and stick your feet out. Do it now,” she commanded.

I dropped my head and pulled off my socks. To my surprise, she squatted down and looked at my toes. “You got some freaky toe fetish or something?” I asked annoyed.

“No,” she said and threw my sweater at me. I quickly put it back on, thankful that she gave it back. “Put your shoes back on. Where are you sleeping tonight?”

“What’s it to you? Are you going to try and steal my pack or something? Look, lady, whatever you want, just tell me now, okay?”

“Get in the truck and don’t try anything funny.”

“What? You’re kidnapping me?”

“Are you homeless?”

“What’s it to you?”

“Are you really willing to work?”

“Yeah, but I’m not a gigolo.”

“Shut up and get in the truck,” she commanded.

“Can I bring my dinner?” I asked.

You’ll have to read Home is Where You Are to find out just exactly what the hell Bella wanted our homeless Edward to do for her!

Rob Attack

{banner by Cared}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9061275/1/Where-Roads-Converge

A homeless boy, hitch-hiking in the snow, a woman on her own, running from an abusive relationship. Is she crazy to stop, or are their paths destined to cross? Can this mismatched pair find succour and salvation together, or will their pasts intrude and drive them apart? AH, rated M. Two-times winner of The Lemonade Stand Fic of the Week Poll.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 25 – Words: 125,139 – Reviews: 2,824 – Favs: 1,558 – Follows: 1,603 – Updated: Aug 3, 2013 – Published: Mar 2, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9061275

In Where Roads Converge, Bella literally saves Edward’s life by pickin’ him up while he’s tryin’ to hitchhike in the middle of a blizzard!

The first thing that occurred to her was how stupid she was to let a hitchhiker sit alone inside her car with the engine running.

This thought was totally overridden by the sight of said hitchhiker curled up in the passenger seat, his teeth clattering loudly as his body was wracked with uncontrollable and violent spasms—clearly, he would have been incapable of doing anything, let alone getting behind the wheel and driving away.

Hey, kid… hey, can you hear me?” she asked. She put her hand on his arm and was appalled to find that his leather jacket was waterlogged and freezing. Lowering her hand to his leg, which shook and jerked like he was suffering from St Vitus’ Dance, she soon realised that all his clothes were soaked through and that if he was going to survive he needed to get out of them.

“Kid… shit, what’s your name? You need to change out of these clothes. Do you understand me?”

“M-m-m-my n-n-name iiiis Eh-eh-eh-Edward,” he whispered, his teeth chattering so hard he could barely get the words out.

God, I loved this fic and sat for weeks bitin’ my nails waitin’ for each new update LOL!

So, what are your favorite “homeless” fics?

Happy Friday, y’all

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Good afternoon, ladies!

Takin’ y’all back to the 50’s today!

Not all the best stories are found on FanFictionNet, especially nowadays when so many authors have migrated elsewhere after the somanyeth purge!

Honeybee Meadows is just such an author and her fic, Don’t Look/No Promises, has its own special place on her blog!

Rob Attack

http://honeybeemeadows.blogspot.nl/2014/06/dont-lookno-promises.html

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 15 – Updated: Jul 11, 2014 – Published: Jun 24, 2014 – Status: Complete

Each chapter gives the reader both POVs:

BELLA

The girls stole the car at midnight.

It was always midnight. Always a different car. Always half a pint in. Always done with their teeth in their lips trying to muffle their drunken giggles and always for the thrill of it, nothing more than that.

This time it was a Thunderbird. A new one. Shiny baby blue paint and silver hubcaps. White leather seats. Sitting low and squat and perfect for picking.

Bella always drove.

Always.

- – – -

EDWARD

Edward watched them steal his car.

Sat in the dark on his porch with a fading cigarette between his lips and allowed them to pick the lock. Three girls in matching jackets, matching curled hair, matching skirts. Rolled up short and held down tight, eyes lined with wings and lips lined with blood. Hairdos and kitten heels and enough bared skin to make his mouth water.

Which was why he basically let them steal the Bird right out from underneath his nose.

He’d been looking at those girls for a while now.

The one he had his eye on, little-big-eyes, that long brown hair and those hips and the fuckme mouth painted pink instead of red, she was the one who got in behind the wheel.

He could have stopped them. But he didn’t.

Ha! I’ll tell you this right now, Edward should have stopped them because those girls totally trashed his beloved Bird and, oh, did he make Bella pay for that LMAO!

The twists and turns these two took before givin’ in to the inevitable was so much fun to read, I’m compelled to share it with you!

Enjoy!!!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7016988/1/Eddie-and-The-Cruisers

Eddie Masen had it all; power, intuition, and the hottest rock-n-roll band in the country. One night his car went off a dark Washington State bridge. His body never found and his dream never lost. Twelve years later the mystery of Eddie begins to unravel.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Mystery/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 13 – Words: 54,611 – Reviews: 516 – Favs: 295 – Follows: 223 – Updated: Aug 12, 2011 – Published: May 24, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7016988

Alice Brandon, TV reporter, is diggin’ up the past and will do anything to get at the truth about what happened to Eddie and the Cruisers…

“On August fifth, Eddie’s car drove off the Eighth Street Bridge in Port Angeles.Now, it’s believed that he committed suicide,” Alice started delivering her pitch, slowly, not wanting to divulge too much before they weren’t interested in hearing what else she had to say.

“Believed?” one of the men questioned.

Alice nodded. “Yes. See, Eddie’s car was found, but his body never was.”

“Fifteen years ago, Eddie and the Cruisers were the biggest no name group to come out of Washington since Nirvana.”

A TV played in the background showing the band from their earlier days while Alice Brandon filled in the people around her on what was to be her first primetime special. She had been gathering all the information, contacting the key players before she  divulged what would either make or break her career.

At the same time, Rosalie Hale is tryin’ to convince Bella Swan to write a book about her life with Edward and the band…

Convincing Bella that she should share with the world the other side of Eddie and the Cruisers proved to be a little harder than she expected. At first Bella was reluctant to the idea. She didn’t want to exploit Eddie or any of the other members of the band. Eventually, after some much needed convincing, Bella gave into Rosalie’s request. Rosalie was surprised, after all the pleading she had done, that Bella had already in fact begun to document their love affair. She had note books with words written in them that were poetic enough to write a chart topping song.

“I wasn’t the lyrical genius that Eddie or the Jazz Man were,” Bella had told her when she allowed Rosalie to see her notes.

Rosalie thought otherwise. From that moment on, the two women began crafting Bella’s first novel. The one, now after eight years, that would finally be hitting the shelves if only Bella could decide which ending to go with.

“Rosalie, stop,” Bella stated sternly. “I know what I have to do. I’m sorry I’m not making this easy for anyone. This was my life though. How can I put an ending on something I never wanted to end?”

I read this fic a long time ago and had another quick look through it last night to refresh my memory. Bella’s grief at havin’ to go on without Edward at her side is heartbreakin’, as is the impact his absence has had on the other band members.

There’s also the mystery of the stolen studio tapes from the night before Edward’s car went off the bridge that fateful night!

Who took them and why???

All in all, this is a great read not to be missed!

So, what are my lovelies readin’ this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Afternoon, ladies!

Each time I cruised past the summary for my first rec, I’d pause and read it one more time…promisin’ myself I’d get to it one of these days.

Of course, I’d be in Daddyward mode or Vamp mode, Angst mode…anything but TooCuteForMe mode LOL!

Finally, I couldn’t stand it another minute and that’s why I’m treatin’ you to…

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9012517/1/Scout-s-Honor

When a crying Girl Scout with bloody knees showed up on the Cullens’ doorstep to sell cookies, no one in the family knew that the girl would become a part of the family, least of all, a twelve-year old Edward. Over the years, things changed, but one thing remained constant…Bella Swan and Edward Cullen were drawn to each other. AH,Canon Couples/Rated M/language/later lemons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 106,629 – Reviews: 1,736 – Favs: 924 – Follows: 851 – Updated: Mar 31, 2013 – Published: Feb 15, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9012517

“Short stuff, what’s your name?” he asked as he sat on the top step as the girl went to her wagon and reorganized the load after having given Esme her three boxes of cookies.

“I’m Isabella Marie Swan. I like Bella best, but my grandma calls me Isabella. My best friend, Alice, calls me Bell, like from ‘Beauty and the Beast’. My daddy calls me Bells,” the girl introduced herself.

Esme watched as Edward stuck out his hand and introduced himself. “I’m Edward Anthony Cullen. I don’t go by anything else because I hate other nicknames, but Bella is nice. Maybe you could show me around the neighborhood while you sell your cookies? I’ll walk along with you as you go, and I’ll take a box of Samoas.”

Esme stood on the porch and watched Edward hand the girl three dollars, receiving fifty cents in change. She paid the girl for her cookie purchases, and after business was transacted, she watched her son shove his hands in the pockets of his hooded sweatshirt as he walked next to the Girl Scout pulling a rust-speckled, red, Radio Flyer wagon behind her loaded down with cookies. In her mind, she’d never been more proud of her son.

I’m callin’ this fic “TooCuteForMe” because, aside from a few bumps in the road, I mostly had the biggest grin on my face the whole way through!

With Renee out of the picture and Charlie workin’ long hours, Bella is left on her own far too often until Esme Cullen takes her under her wing. It doesn’t take long for her to become a beloved member of the family, with all three Cullen boys…Emmett, Jasper and Edward, bein’ very protective of her.

Carlisle usually plays a peripheral role in family fics but you will love SameKraemer’s Carlisle in this story! The boys don’t understand how he seems to be three steps ahead of them their whole lives…goin’ so far as to believe he’s a mindreader. I won’t reveal the secret of his parentin’ success here but you’ll get such a kick out of it LMAO!

Of course, when Edward and Bella are finally old enough to begin havin’ more than familial feelin’s for each other, Carlisle is the first to know. Problem is, Bella is underage and the web of lies she and Edward weave to hide what’s goin’ on becomes truly Machiavellian!

As for the abovementioned “bumps in the road,” they help Bella mature beyond her tender years and, in the end, she and Edward absolutely get the HEA they deserve!

~oOo~

When I first started readin’ this WIP, I mistook it for a “TooCuteForMe” fic. After all, Bella is a precocious child {a.ka. jailbait} who catches the eye of an older boy and I held my heart thinkin’ he might take advantage of her!

Rob Attack

{banner by Mr. Happening}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600676/23/Cadillac

He once told me I stared at the sun too long. “You keep looking, Dimples, and you’re gonna miss the one thing that rises and shines for you.” He was right. (ExB. Rated M)

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 49,537 – Reviews: 1,069 – Favs: 517 – Follows: 956 – Updated: 1h ago – Published: Aug 7 – id: 10600676

A stranger steps up to rescue little Bella and Alice from financial embarrassment when they come up short at the ice cream stand.

“We’re not little!” Alice stomps her feet, proving his point. As her pigtails swing side to side, I feel what he sees.

“We’re 15. We’re gonna be sophomores this year.” I say it proudly, like I’ve accomplished something. “What about you?

Are you a senior?”

“Something like that.”

“Cadillac, let’s go fucker!” The guys behind him are waving their hands, wondering why in the hell he’s talking to us.

Cadillac.

That’s not even a real name.

“See ya around, Dimples.”

He starts to turn away, like I’ve offended him. I let him go ’cause Alice is tugging on my arm.

I walk a few feet, but turn and yell back to him. “Hey! Why do you keep calling me that? I don’t have any dimples.”

He smirks. I see it even though the sun is blinding us and the ice cream stand is getting further and further away.

He doesn’t answer, but Alice digs her cold fingers into the arched part of my lower back.

“I don’t think he meant the ones on your face.”

So we get our first glimpse of Edward “Cadillac” Cullen and he’s too old for her…she doesn’t care! But in the end, who’s takin’ advantage of whom?

There are dark, shockin’ twists and turns in this story…none of the sweetness and light we find in Scout’s Honor, all of which speaks to the AngstHoor in me LMAO!

Now, what fics have you burnin’ the midnight oil?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Good mornin’, ladies!

Today’s feature fics are guaranteed to give you lots of warm and fuzzies attributable to the cuteness factor inherent in fics that include awesome animals as well as precious little angels LOL!

And, since I never can get enough Daddyward, you’re gettin’ one complete and one WIP to devour at your leisure!

A Soft Place to Land by btwnthestacks (complete at 16 chapters)!

Rob Attack

{banner by: Forthelongestday}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7775714/1/A-Soft-Place-to-Land

Single father Edward Cullen and his daughter are looking for a soft place to land. In an attempt to help her, he turns to a program at the local library. While two furry friends help his child find her confidence, their owner will mend his broken heart.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 16 – Words: 42,828 – Reviews: 1,779 – Favs: 1,891 – Follows: 1,712 – Updated: Jun 21, 2012 – Published: Jan 26, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 7775714

Along with William Wallace and Gandalf the Grey, two Scottish Deerhounds she rescued and trained as therapy dogs, Dr. Bella Swan takes over a veterinary practice in her home town of  Forks !

Two months after unpacking my belongings into the small cottage I rented on the outskirts of town, I approached the chief of staff at the local hospital to inquire about volunteer opportunities for my therapy dogs.

Unfortunately, he informed me that the hospital had recently instituted a ‘no animals’ policy due to allergies and other reasons.

Dr. Cullen pulled his prescription pad and wrote down the phone number for his daughter Alice. I knew Alice. She was a senior at Forks High when I was a freshman.

Apparently she had recently taken over as director of the local library and was working on programming for the upcoming year.

I contacted Alice that afternoon and she excitedly agreed to meet me for coffee the following day. Over steaming cups of the local brew, she filled me in on her plan to start the ‘Read to a Dog’ program, wherein children would read aloud to licensed therapy dogs for one or two hours a week.

“You see,” Alice began, “dogs won’t laugh at you if you make a mistake and they won’t interrupt you to pick on you when you miss a word. The program has been wildly successful at larger libraries. The board agreed to the idea, but as you can imagine, I haven’t been able to find any licensed therapy dogs. I just about flipped my chair over when you called!”

Gandalf and Wallace loved children. And I loved the possibility of volunteering with them again. Without hesitation, I said yes, and Alice followed me to my place to meet the boys. Within minutes of being in their company, we were hired.

{I was pleased to learn “Read to a Dog” is a REAL program!}

As fate would have it, Edward’s daughter has a readin’ problem and Bella’s dogs {and Bella herself, of course} prove to be a Godsend!

I FLUVED this fic! What drama we encounter is quickly resolved so there’s not a lot of draggin’ things out for the sake of makin’ it a longer fic LOL!  In the end, Edward’s problem with his ex is taken care of in a hugely satisfyin’ but totally unexpected manner and that’s all I’m sayin’ about that *gigglesnort!*

You will love A Soft Place to Land as much as I did, of that I have no doubt!

Rob Attack

~oOo~

Birthday Wishes by Edward’s Eternal {WIP 7 chapters in}

Rob Attack

{Banner by: Beffers87}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10586787/1/Birthday-Wishes

Birthdays are special—especially when you’re five. What special wishes does Teddy Cullen hope come true this year? And why do his wishes involve a certain dark-haired lady from the park?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 7 – Words: 20,946 – Reviews: 1,654 – Favs: 1,061 – Follows: 1,595 – Updated: 9h ago – Published: Aug 2 – id: 10586787

It was the little boy in the banner that caught my attention for this wonderful WIP!

Rob Attack

Seriously, I have no idea whose kid this is in RL but he’s such a little cutie *squeeze!*

Bella’s not on such solid footin’ in this fic but a little boy’s birthday wish changes everything…for the better!

“Teddy, don’t bother the nice lady too much. Here’s your cone.”

We both looked up at Teddy’s father, standing there and holding out the double scoop cone to Teddy who took it with a grin. Then he reached for the vanilla one his dad was holding in his other hand and turned to me, thrusting it forward.

“This is for you.”

I frowned and looked at his father, who shrugged and smiled. “It’s his birthday. One of his wishes was to buy the reading lady a cone.” His voice was serious. “I can’t say no to a birthday wish.”

There’s an instant attraction between them, which Edward wastes no time in exploitin’…

“Um, you have a little…”

“What?”

“Ice cream. On your face.” I pointed to his cheek.

Without thinking, I lifted my hand. He leaned in toward me, and I gently wiped the ice cream away, holding out my finger to show him. “Got it.”
His hand covered mine, and before I could react, his lips opened and he pulled my finger into his mouth, the tongue swirling on my skin, gathering up the sweet, melted goo. His eyes remained locked on mine as he pulled back.

“Thanks,” he said with a smile, his voice slightly husky. “Too good to waste.”

My entire body was humming, wanting to be closer. The desire to feel those soft lips and tongue on other parts of my body was intense.

Now, if only she can swallow her pride and accept what Edward and his son have to offer!

Put this one on alert if you’re not ready to follow it as a WIP! It will be well worth the wait!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

Wet Rob Avi

Good mornin’, ladies!

Kids back in school? Everybody back at work?

Guess that means summer vacation is over, which means no more distractions, so let’s get back to the important business of fanfiction LOL!

Our Friday Feature Fic is a short (16 chapters COMPLETE) and imminently sweet (but only where it needs to be) story by Aussie writer, Maxigrumpling!

Rob Attack

{this MelbieToast edit was perfect for the banner!}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10622439/1/The-Waltz

He’s bored, lonely and longing. She’s already made the decision to change her life. He sees her dancing alone, she’s unaware. Their first introduction is a disaster. This is the story of how his public image might just lose him a chance to have it all and how he overcomes his personal demons to make her see the real Edward Cullen. Edw/Bella HEA. Jake lovers need not apply ;)

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 16 – Words: 158,077 – Reviews: 216 – Favs: 56 – Follows: 70 – Updated: Aug 19 – Published: Aug 16 – Status: Complete – id: 10622439

What first grabbed my attention was the richness of the narrative, detailed descriptions of the main characters and their environment(s), all of which painted a fabulous picture of two people broadsided by love when they weren’t even lookin’ for it!

The first time Edward sees Bella, only he doesn’t know it’s her…

And so there I stood. On the balcony enjoying my one, solitary act of pleasure in an otherwise bland existence, when I spied an extraordinary sight.

There was a girl.

If she was tall or short, plump or slim I couldn’t tell from the distance I spied her, but it was definitely a girl.

Her long dark hair told me so. It swayed as she swayed.

She was alone and swaying.

I tilted my head to hear better whatever music was playing for those that wished to dance and then looked back at the girl. She swayed exactly to the beat of the music. I doubted she could hear it as clearly as I could, but she kept perfect time all the same.

She looked so carefree, so …I don’t know what, but I was guessing she didn’t feel like I did at that point.

I felt lost. Inadequate. As though there was some fundamental part of my make up that was missing or faulty because I couldn’t seem to achieve what others were achieving.

But this girl. She looked content. Content enough and confident enough within herself to be outside, after dark, dancing alone.

The first time Bella sees Edward, only she doesn’t know it’s him…

I’d deliberately changed out of my uniform into plain clothing, no company logos or even anything in the same colours as either Swan Catering and Events or Cullen Enterprises. Just plain jeans, a white shirt and ballet flats. To anyone who didn’t know me I was just another employee wandering around having a good time and I liked the anonymity of that.

And that was a good thing because I was quite enjoying watching a copper haired man having a go at the shooting gallery. He appeared to be on his own and he was doing his best to hide his frustration at missing every shot.

The muscles in his back and shoulders were held taut in his thin blue shirt and I found myself missing seeing whether he’d hit something or not because I was distracted by the sight of him aiming.

He let off another shot and I heard him curse, though he did stop himself from muttering the entire word I still heard it and couldn’t help the bark of laughter that came out of my mouth.

He turned, fast, and I was met with two very pissed off, very green eyes staring at me.

“If you can do better you’re welcome to try, little girl,” he sneered.

There will be plot twists and turns…there will be drama and angst (but not too much), and there will be deliciously hot lemons galore when the sex genie finally gets let out of the bottle LMAO!

Oh, and one more thing…Maxi says at the beginnin’ of the first chapter:

“There is a song, by a band called Milky Chance, and the song’s title is Stolen Dance.

The part where the lovers dance is interrupted and he’s imploring her to ‘fetch back the time taken from us’. That struck a chord with me and this story is the result of my brain’s reasoning.”

Turns out I’d heard the song on my radio quite often as well but never paid any mind to the title or singer/band LOL!

Very catchy…I like it!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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