Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

Wet Rob Avi

Good evenin’, ladies!

In my vast *cough* experience, the best medicine for gettin’ through the dark, cold days before Christmas is laughter…and lots of it!

My rec for today is not a new fic but I came across it again this week and couldn’t resist readin’ it again!  What a riot!

I’m so excited to remind you {if you’ve already read it} or introduce you {if you haven’t} to…

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7569923/1/Brown-Eyes-and-Stalkerboy

“Who said I had a motive?” he asks.”Why’d you ask me out, Stalkerboy?””That’s simple,” he shrugs turning to me. “I wanted to get into your pants.”I don’t think before I act. I punch the douche in his mouth. And he has the gall to look surprised.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 34,095 – Reviews: 1,548 – Favs: 1,189 – Follows: 754 – Updated: Jun 8, 2012 – Published: Nov 21, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7569923

Edward first lays eyes on Bella as she works in Charlie’s coffee shop…

The coffee shop is packed.

I watch as a middleaged woman in a tight pinstriped skirt and a Bluetooth in her ear runs straight into the only waitress in the joint.

“You idiot!” She turns her head as if she’s talking to someone else. “No, not you, Jerry. This retard just spilled coffee all over me!”

The entire shop is silent as they watch the altercation. The waitress turns to see that everyone’s attention is on her and Skirt. Her eyes are brown, and her lips are full, but pursed in anger. Skirt steps forward, but Brown Eyes holds her hand up.

“You don’t want to do this, girly,” she warns.

I’m practically on the edge of my seat, watching all of this go down. I should have brought popcorn!

“Listen here, you inbred skank…” Skirt steps forward and Brown Eyes raises an eyebrow.

Brown Eyes cocks her fist back and punches her square in the face.

The shop is quiet as Skirt stands up on wobbly stained heels and grabs her purse with one hand. The other is holding her bloody swollen nose. Before she can make it to the door, someone from across the room starts a slow clap that turns into a full on applause as everyone drops what they have in their hands so they can clap. I set my phone down and have to stop myself from wolf whistling.

Fuck me. I think I’m in love.

If you’ve ever worked in the service industry, I’m sure you’ve wanted to do just that at some point LOL!

Alice and Edward are business partners in a nearby establishment.

She’s also my half-sister, but we claim nothing. Her last name’s Brandon while mine’s Masen. Together we make B&M’s. It’s a large but very narrow store that’s pretty much split down the middle.

The right side is mine and it’s covered with anything music: CDs, old cassettes and, my pride and joy, vinyl. Alice’s side is plastered with the likes of Marvel, DC, Darkhorse and, my favorite, Archie. She’s even got a little space for the weird anime shit that brings in all kinds of eclectic shoppers. But who am I to judge. I just chugged a cup of coffee that knowingly had someone else’s saliva in it. We’re all weirdoes in one form or another.

We hate each other’s guts, but that’s how we roll.

With such resources, it’s inevitable that Edward uses music to tame the savage Brown Eyes LOL!

Disintegration… he fucking bought me Disintegration.

When I finish reciting the lyric he started from the first track of the album, his smile is beautiful. All lopsided and handsome. I’m sure he practiced that shit as a teenager. Probably got plenty of ass with that smile.

“Do I get a thank you Brown Eyes?” he asks hopefully.

“Thanks Stalkerboy.” I’m still in shock.

No one’s ever bought me music before.

There’s a weird tingly sensation in the corner of my eyes.

As you can see, super sarkiness is my achilles heel when it comes to comedy LMAO! Cute and fluffy has its place but not today!!!

This lovely author has 15 other fics on her profile if this one doesn’t do it for you…I’m sure she’ll have somethin’ you’ll love as much as I love Brown Eyes and Stalker Boy!

What fic tickles your funny bone?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

Sorry ’bout missin’ last Friday! I’m gonna blame it on whoever posted the link on Facebook to the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy in Christian’s POV!

Even though I already knew the story from its fanfiction version, Master of the Universe, I can never resist an Edward…uh, I mean Christian POV LOL! Anyway, now that I’ve burned through all three installments, it’s back to normal!  Well, if I can just stay away from Zveka’s link to the Twilight series in EPOV *le sigh!*

Good news, though! Ooza’s epic dark vamp tale that began with Here in the Garden of Sin on October 22, 2010 and continued with Malice in the Garden is now COMPLETE as of December 11, 2014! *Yay ~ muppet flails!*

If you haven’t yet dipped your toe, don’t bother…just jump in with both feet!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6416476/1/Here-in-the-Garden-of-Sin

Edward has spent his entire existence longing for one thing. When he finally gets it, his careful control starts slipping. It doesn’t matter to his savior, she’s dying either way. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. ExB/AU/OOC/Dark

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 17 – Words: 50,317 – Reviews: 1,638 – Favs: 1,044 – Follows: 641 – Updated: Feb 14 – Published: Oct 22, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 6416476

It’s Alice’s first day of college and she’s not happy Edward won’t be with her this time.

I’ve never had to do this alone before.

Edward didn’t like replying to things that weren’t spoken aloud. During conversations like this, it was hard for him to tell whether the other person wanted to communicate their thoughts to him. Being a mind reader was a heavy burden, something that had become too much for him.

Unfortunately, Alice never saw Bella coming!

As he waited impatiently for Alice to emerge, he was hit with the most delectable aroma he had ever experienced. Existing alongside humans always held a thread of temptation, but this was different. The burn in his throat extended outward, filling his entire body.

The monster inside him itched to hear his victim’s thoughts once she realized death was certain. The begging, the screaming, the fear; it would be beautiful.

“Leave me alone!”

Bella screamed as the man lunged at her. The pain was instantaneous. He held her tightly enough to push the air from her lungs, making breathing—and screaming—impossible. And when she didn’t think the pain could get any worse, he leaned down and sunk his teeth into her neck.

Between shock and blood loss, Bella began slipping out of consciousness. She didn’t have the comfort of her life flashing before her eyes. Instead, she only experienced intense pain while her mind repeated over and over again, I can’t believe this is really happening.

Of course, Edward couldn’t hear her thoughts which was the only thing saving her from immediate death. It might have been kinder if he’d just killed her, though, as she’s completely powerless to change her fate!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10109176/1/Malice-in-the-Garden

The sequel to HERE IN THE GARDEN OF SIN. After being changed against her will, Bella struggles to adjust to life as a vampire. The hurdles she faces go beyond bloodlust, and her new perspective leaves her feeling torn between old morals and new desires. Edward fights to win her over, but when his world is threatened, he realizes there’s more to lose than her heart.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 17 – Words: 59,472 – Reviews: 769 – Favs: 415 – Follows: 630 – Updated: Dec 11 – Published: Feb 14 – Status: Complete – id: 10109176

What I love about the sequel is the absolute hell Bella puts Edward through in retaliation for everything he did to her without givin’ her a {reasonable} choice!

We want to help you adjust to your new life. Believe me, I know how overwhelming the change can be. We all do. We may not have wanted this life for you, but that doesn’t mean we want you to learn on your own.”

Bella contemplated Alice’s offer. Carlisle had told her as much. She’d even considered it. She might have even agreed to stay if it weren’t for Edward.

Edward.

She shuddered at the memory of tearing his head from his body. Her fingertips tingled where they’d fractured, a subtle reminder of her transgression.

“Aren’t you angry with me?”

“Angry?” Alice laughed as she slid from the tree. “There isn’t a single one of us who doesn’t think he deserved it. If I weren’t so shocked that you actually followed through, I would have given you a high five.”

Aw, c’mon! You know I’d never have given away that little tidbit if he hadn’t survived to pursue Bella relentlessly LMAO!

Do they actually get the HEA Edward hopes for? Read BOTH stories and you’ll be rewarded with the answer in the end!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fic!

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’, ladies!

Ever been haunted by a banner for a story/author you’ve never heard of?

Musta been 3 or 4 years ago, I was pokin’ around Betti Gefecht’s profile page while I waited on an update of Little Green and EasyBella…been a year since the last one *sigh!*

Well, I followed a link to her banner blog http://banners-by-betti.blogspot.nl/ where I got lost in all the glorious art she’s made for our fandom, many for fics that were new to me, includin’ Saritadreaming’s I Want It Painted Black!

The animation…that’s what caught my attention! How cool was this angelic Edward protectin’ Bella with his wing? Immediately checking out the link Betti provided to get to the story, I saw it was a WIP! Ratz! So, I clicked author alert and crossed my fingers!

Finally, June 4th of this year, it was marked complete *squeee!*

Rob Attack

{animated banner by Betti Gefecht}

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6022971/1/I-Want-It-Painted-Black

Izzy Black *Bella* is a bad girl with issues. Edward Cullen is the vampire that brings it all down in an inner battle between darkness and light. He’ll go to great lengths to melt her frozen heart. WINNER DARKELLA’S DARKEST TEMPTATIONS *Complete*

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 238,134 – Reviews: 1,633 – Favs: 968 – Follows: 1,009 – Updated: Jun 2 – Published: Jun 4, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 6022971

This is not a fluffy, feel good fic! It’s not for the faint of heart and it’s definitely NOT FOR UNDER EIGHTEENS!!!

Bella has lost everyone and everything she has ever loved, buryin’ her pain under vast quantities of drugs, alchohol, nicotine, meaningless sex and self-harm!

Wait for it…

YESSSS…

I could feel some relief as the blood trickled down my side. My breathing slowed, and as the pain reached a bearable level, I was able to crawl up the stairs to my room. I opened my dresser drawer, pulling on it so hard the whole thing fell to the floor, spilling out socks and underwear. I grabbed the cigar box with my stash inside, hugging it to my chest.

Opening the box, I wondered what would dull the pain tonight. I rifled through the little pills, the baggie of weed…and then my hand closed around it – the vial of white powder. No! Had to save that for a really bad time. Decided, I rolled a joint and grabbed some vodka – taking a swig straight from the bottle. I sat on the floor with my back against the wall, smoking and drinking, until the pain was dampened to a dull roar. I needed to get it together. Tomorrow I started school at Forks High. Ugh.

Her path of self-destruction can only be stopped by someone who can let her be herself, be there for her when she hurts and love her for the woman she can be! Not that she makes it easy on him!

“Edward, I’m broken—empty. I have nothing to offer you. I wish I did; I wish I could. I know I’ve hurt you, and I’m so sorry. Just walk away and forget me.”

“I can’t walk away—I won’t walk away.” He pulled me closer against him, burying his face in my neck. I could barely breathe, but I hardly noticed. “I only ask for one promise from you…don’t cut me off completely. I know you don’t feel what I
feel, but please don’t shut me out.”

“Edward, I won’t keep you out. But you have to understand the rules. I do what I want, when I want. I’m not looking to be in a relationship—you understand that, right?”

“Yes.”

“You’re suddenly okay with my lifestyle?”

“No, but I’m less okay with having you completely out of my life. Like I said…let me worry about the details.”

And this is just the tip of the iceberg! Izzy has accumulated a lot of men along the way…some are good friends, some are fuck buddies, others are scorned lovers and one is her Dom. Oh, did I forget there’s one who wants to kill her?

Poor Edward! That’s a lot of baggage to sort through to get to the real woman who’s supposed to be his mate! Rob Attack

I Want It Painted Black is a deliciously long, complex fic with so many layers you might feel intimidated at times but the author guides us flawlessly through each step to a heartstoppin’ conclusion that will take your breath away!

I can’t praise this one enough, especially for my fellow AngstH00rs…you know who you are!!!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

 

Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’, ladies!

Just out of curiosity, I kept track of the fics I’ve been readin’ this week! Now, I know some people read waaay more than I do but, in my book, twenty-eight is a LOT!

Several I’ve already rec’d, some I won’t be rec’in’ at all, quite a few I’m waitin’ to be completed and TWO I couldn’t wait to share!!!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10782569/1/Kingdom-Come

-Refusing to pursue her, he left Forks to face forever alone. Six years have gone by, and the day he dreaded the most has now come to pass. -When he didn’t show up for class, she was left confused, not understanding why he had to go. Though time passed and her life went on, she never forgot him. -A mysterious package arrives in the mail and it changes everything. AU.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Chapters: 3 – Words: 2,867 – Reviews: 350 – Favs: 263 – Follows: 507 – Updated: Nov 17 – Published: Oct 26 – id: 10782569

March 12, 2011

Alice, she’s marrying him.

I can’t bear this anymore. I can’t see her like this and not feel like I’m dying. I can’t keep doing this to myself, but I’m terrified that I can’t stop it either.

I have to do something. I can’t come home. I can’t do this anymore. I have to end this before I can’t.

-E

Uh, oh! Right off the bat, the promise of major angst is off the charts!

Bella?” I could hear Jacob saying through the phone, as right on cue, another triplet of bangs echoed up the stairs and through the hall.

“It’s just someone at the door. Probably the mail guy. Charlie said he’d ordered some kind of fishing stuff. Let me call you back.”

Hoping I wouldn’t have to chase down whatever Charlie had ordered, I threw open the door. Damp, icy wind smacked into my face and cut straight through the thin fabric of my tee. It smelled like snow and pine and smoke from someone’s chimney. As I stepped to the edge of the porch, I squinted against relentless gray.

Something moved.

But I blinked and just like that, it was gone.

Was it Edward? Was it Alice? At this point, we have no idea who or why but we do find out what!

Then I saw it.

Forcing myself to move, I tried to pick it up, only to realize that whatever was in there wasn’t light. When I jostled it, it felt and sounded like… books and paper. Curious, ignoring the biting cold for a second, I slid the paper from beneath the string, nearly dropping it when I read the strange, sweeping cursive inside. It simply said:

For Bella.

Okay, I know you don’t wanna wait to see what’s in the box…

I frowned at the creeping edge that I had to be imagining. “Meh, looks like it’s just some old trinkets and keepsakes.”

Wedged between the journals, the frame took a few seconds of gentle tugging and sawing before it finally came free.

“She and Phil are moving again, so she was probably just cleaning out the attic and forgot to tell me she’d sent it. You know how she is.”

Jacob snorted. “Yeah, I do. Are they going to–”

I flipped the frame over in my lap, and the rest of Jake’s words drowned in the white noise that abruptly crashed all around me.

While I hadn’t seen this face in at least six years, my mind recognized Edward Cullen the same as if I were right there, right now, sitting at that table in junior biology, wondering why he hated me so much when everything single thing he did fascinated me.

For those of you familiar with Katinki, you already know you’re in for a treat! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Katinki…you’re in for a treat LMAO!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10725265/1/Notes-on-His-Pillow

Bella is a divorced mother of two running a Bed & Breakfast in Forks, WA. Edward is a doctor who’s just moved to town and is staying at the B&B. Chemistry sparks quickly but Bella is worried about protecting her children from more hurt. Can Edward convince Bella that she deserves a second chance at happiness? AU, BPOV, Rated M for later chapters. Work-In-Progress

Rated: Fiction M – English – Family/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 8 – Words: 44,998 – Reviews: 254 – Favs: 227 – Follows: 423 – Updated: Nov 18 – Published: Sep 30 – id: 10725265

This story/author is completely new to me, found on a random trip around the fandom…no one rec’d this story…never heard of her before…couldn’t be happier to have literally stumbled across a gem of a fic!

The B&B is a charming old house built in the roaring twenties that once belonged to Angela’s grandmother. The historic architecture and large wraparound porch cannot be overlooked as travelers and lifelong residents drive past. I am the sole employee. Angela helps out now and then and both her parents have a hand in the maintenance and finances, but I basically run the show.

And so we’re introduced to a proud and fiercely independent Bella in the process of divorcin’ Mike who, even after two kids, doesn’t light her fire LOL!

Then one day I woke up at the tender age of twenty three with two kids, married to the only man I’d ever dated, and forever stuck in the same town in which I was born. It wasn’t Mike’s fault that I fell out of love with him. And that is how I’ve found myself about to be divorced at twenty four with two kids to support who don’t understand why mommy and daddy don’t want to live together anymore.

 But doesn’t life have a way of surprisin’ the hell outta you? Sometimes in the most wonderful of ways!

My mind is wandering down memory lane when the little bell chimes alerting me someone has entered the house.

What I see when I round the corner to the hallway is no mere man, but what might possibly be the most beautiful human being I’ve ever laid eyes on.

“Good evening, Miss. I’m Edward Cullen. I called about a room last week.”

If you’re not prepared to follow these stories as WIP’s, both authors have multiple completed fics on their profile pages to enjoy while you wait!

What fics have you been anxious to share with us this week?

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

 

Wet Rob Avi

Confession time, ladies!

I’m a closet science fiction freak, havin’ cut my teeth on stories by the likes of Isaac Isamov (The Foundation Trilogy), Frank Herbert (Dune), Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles), Arthur C. Clarke (2001: A Space Odyssey), Robert Heinlein (Stranger in a Strange Land), Larry Niven (Lucifer’s Hammer), Harry Harrison (The Stainless Steel Rat Series) and so many more I could be here all day!

Now all this means is I have a soft spot for science fiction fics and, this week, I found one that kept me up all night until I finished it and I still want MORE!!!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9617931/1/In-The-Deepest-Space

I’ll be honest. I pulled this thinking I’d like to publish. It is better as fanfiction so I’m reposting it. I’ve left all of the old notes on the story, so you can disregard as they are nearly two years old.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Sci-Fi/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 17 – Words: 76,201 – Reviews: 61 – Favs: 102 – Follows: 79 – Published: Aug 21, 2013 – id: 9617931

{*She needs a better summary!* Even though it isn’t marked as such, an Epilogue has been posted so consider it complete!}

“Swan, can you hear me? SWAN!”

I hear his voice but can no longer respond. The oxygen in my tank is running dangerously low, and I can’t waste it on speaking. I shallow my breathing as much as possible while crawling on hands and knees back toward where I think the shuttle is. My heart thuds painfully in my chest, and I know that this could very well be the last few moments of my life. And it’s just so fucking dark out here.

The rest of my team continues yelling at me through my headset, but their voices begin to feel too far off – like an echo down a long hall from the far end. My arms will no longer carry me, and I feel them go out from under me, followed by my legs, and finally I lay flat against the surface of this foreign planet. It’s dark, oh-so dark, and cold. My space suit is designed to protect me against the cold of space, but it’s a different kind of cold I feel now, the cold of death’s grip. I am a fish out of water, gulping for any last remnant of oxygen I can find…and then there is none.

Then there is nothing but black, but the pressure in my chest is gone. This is death.

So, what if you thought you were dead only to wake to an alien world you can’t possibly comprehend and can’t ever leave! What do you do? What DO you do?

Ah-lisss slows a little more, and I walk beside her, wondering where she has brought me. It hits me like a truck, no, like a freight train as we come to a door. A plain metal door and swirls of lust, euphoria and serentity surge through me.

“Please.” It’s all I can say as the door slowly opens, and I’m confronted with the most perfect being I’ve ever seen.

Oh, boy! Things might not be so bad after all LOL!

~o~

My second rec and one I plan to read again SOON is…

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7502401/1/Written-in-the-Stars

Edward is king of a dying race, his planet torn by civil war. Bella is abducted to become his bride. From college student to Queen… Can she learn to love this strange man and help save his people? AU/OOC, Rated M

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Sci-Fi – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 33 – Words: 167,029 – Reviews: 7,707 – Favs: 8,223 – Follows: 3,454 – Updated: Jul 22, 2012 – Published: Oct 29, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7502401

It was time. The sun had slipped below the horizon, the last sliver of the brilliant orange disc vanished behind the waves. Bella picked up the backpack and the gun. Something caught her eye and she looked back toward the tree line. The air seemed to shimmer like a mirage in high summer and then a doorway appeared. Bella’s jaw dropped. Her mind jumped to The Truman Show and for a bizarre instant, she wondered if the world around her had been a set all along.

A woman stepped out of the door, her eyes sweeping around until they landed on Bella. “Oh, good,” she said. “We made it in time.” She lifted her hand, holding something like a small remote control. She pointed it at Bella and the world went black.

In Lissa Bryan’s fic, Bella decides to leave her own world in the most permanent of ways only to be “rescued” before she can do the deed. She’s not exactly happy about it until…

The Emperor walked slowly toward Bella as if trying to avoid startling her and stopped right in front of her. She had to crane her neck to look up at him. She was 5’4″, an average height for a woman, but beside this man she felt tiny. The top of her head barely reached the center of his chest.

He smiled at her and knelt, the other two men copying his movement. “Greetings,” he said softly. Up close, she could see the differences between his species and her own. His nose was flatter, a bit wider and his amber eyes had diamond-shaped pupils with no white around the iris visible. When he spoke, she saw flashes of fangs.

Rob Attack

Oh, and did I forget to mention…

Edward inched a little closer and Bella saw a flash out of the corner of her eye. She stared, shock hitting her like a fist to the stomach. He had a tail and it was sinuously dancing behind his head, the tip of it graced with the same color hair as his head.

The man she had been kidnapped from her planet to mate with had a tail. Having a tail was not a “minor difference.”

~o~

I’m sure there are more great science fiction fics out there…I just haven’t gotten to ‘em yet. If you know of any, please share!!!

And don’t forget to tell us what you have been readin’ this week!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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Random Rita ~ Halloween Feature Fic!

 

Wet Rob Avi

Gooood eveeening, my loveliesssss!

Soooo, you think you’re safe…all tucked up in your quiet, cozy home? I mean, there couldn’t possibly be anything…weird lurkin’ around outside waitin’ for you to stick a toe out the door, right?

Rob Attack

Are you suuuure all the windows and doors are locked?

WELL, GET UP AND DOUBLE CHECK!!!

RobAttack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10751629/1/Rain-Must-Fall

It’s always been said that Mother Nature finds a way to assert her power. This time, she unleashed something that walls and fences couldn’t contain. Separated by an entire country, Edward and Bella must fight to stay alive in a world determined to destroy them, a world Edward must cross to get to his family, and a world where the dead don’t always stay dead. Rated M AH/ExB

Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Sci-Fi – Chapters: 6 – Words: 36,501 – Reviews: 815 – Favs: 472 – Follows: 676 – Updated: Oct 30 – Published: Oct 12 – id: 10751629

~*~

Edward’s on one side of the country fightin’ his way home to Bella who’s still in Forks…

Emmett, Dad, and I burst through the front doors of the building, Emmett slamming it behind us to shut out the herd that had seen us pull up. Dad and I immediately took out four more just inside the lobby.

“Fuck me!” Emmett panted, leaning against the door as the bastards pounded on the other side. “You know what they remind me of?” he grumbled as Dad and I pushed and shoved a huge sofa to barricade the doors. “Tweakers. You know, those people they filmed in order to sway you from drugs back in high school. They’d be all twitchy and shit, picking at their face. They’d lost all sense of reason, they looked like hell, and their teeth were rotting out of their damn head. Only instead of craving crack or meth or whatever, these assholes are craving…b rains.” He leaned on the last word like a fucking B-rated movie.

We started down the first hallway, my dad still laughing at us. Supplies were stacked in the lobby as we cleared apartment after apartment. We’d decided we’d leave Patrick AFB in a week, so we’d been stockpiling everything we could think of. My mother continued to work on a cure that didn’t seem possible.

“Zeke,” Emmett suddenly boomed, wearing a shit-eating grin. “Zombie-tweakers. Zeke. Get it? That’s what we should call ‘em.”

“Fantastic. They have a name,” I muttered wryly, rolling my eyes as I motioned for them to start checking each apartment.

while Bella’s doin’ whatever she has to do to survive until he reaches her! But it sure ain’t easy…

Another snap of a twig caused the hairs to stand up on the back of my neck, and I spun to see what I’d been hoping to avoid: walkers. It was a small pack, but that didn’t matter because they were blocking our trail back to camp.

“Jasper, Seth…” I called softly, raising the rifle. “Company,” I warned, scanning for a number. “I see six.”

“Easy, Bells,” Jasper soothed, abandoning the deer for his crossbow. He raised, aimed, and took out the closest one, but it sent the others into a frenzy. “Keep your back to a tree. Always, Bella. Got me?”

Nodding, I raised my gun and fired, taking down what looked like it used to be a teenage boy. If I had to guess, probably Seth’s age, but I tried not to think of them as people anymore. We cleared the area of all but one, and he was mine to kill.

However, his military clothes, his dog tags, and his dark hair were a little too close to home for me. The hesitation caused the walker to lunge for me, but I pulled the trigger. I wasn’t sure who dropped to the ground quicker, him or me, but I gagged, losing everything I’d eaten that day. Cold sweat broke out across my brow as reality tried so fucking hard to crash down over me.

“Fuck, darlin’. It’s not him, it’s not him, it’s not him.” The chant was soothing, and I wondered for a moment if he was saying it for both of us, because God, we missed Edward. “I promise. Look at him, Bella.”

Steeling myself, I did as he told me, and I saw the walker for who he truly was. He was older than Edward, certainly not as tall, and he looked nothing like my husband in the face. I tried to overlook the camo, the rotten, decomposed flesh, and the stench of him, but the glint of dog tags caught my eye, showing me a name.

Logan, Andrew

Sagging a little, I breathed a heavy sob, taking the bottle of water Jasper offered. “For a second…”

“I know. I get it.”

~*~

Good golly, Miss Molly, y’all!

Ain’t never read any zombie fics but, because this is written by Drotuno, I put on my big girl panties and gave it a try! All I gotta say is WOWZERS!!

Although there’s lots of zombie action, it’s not so much a horror fic as it is action / adventure / thriller…and of course, romance!  Oh, yeah! In the flashbacks, we get to see Edward and Bella fall in love and the sparks do fly, lemme tell ya!

Updates are frequent and instantly devoured like b..rains LMAO!

Read Rain Must Fall and fall in love with it like I did!

Rob Attack

AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, PRAY IT DOESN’T RAIN!!!

Happy Halloween, y’all!

Rita

Rob Attack

 

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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

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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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