Happy Friday, hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Please get comfortable RA FFF readers – grab a cold drink, or a nice cup of tea – because today I have special post for you to enjoy, that will carry into next Friday as well; prepared and brought to you by Cared, AllyVera and myself, MC. We invite the seasoned fic readers to join us on a trip down memory lane and help us share the treasures of early Twilight fanfiction with our newer sistas. These Oldies BUT Goldies are, in our humble opinions, some of the best Twifics to have popped our fanfic cherries – all that we have chosen for today’s and next week’s posts, are still available online in some form, and are complete. So please enjoy…
Review written by Cared
Bella is the only survivor of a virus which has killed off the human race. Is there anyone-anything-still alive on this dying planet? Entry for the Twilight 25 Challenge. Post-apocalyptic good times. Bella/Edward
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Chapters: 25 – Words: 63,043 – Reviews: 2731 – Updated: 8-9-10 – Published: 1-8-10 – Complete.
This Golden Oldie may have a golden banner but that is not why I’ve chosen to spotlight Goodnight, Noises Everywhere, LOL. TBH when I read the summary in 2010, it didn’t entice me, as it’s not a genre that I thought would appeal to me. I planned to pass on it, and then I read a glowing review that persuaded me to give it a chance. Now two years and countless fic later, Goodnight, Noises Everywhere, an amazingly written emotional story, is one that I’ve never forgotten. That is precisely why I have chosen this unique fic to spotlight; I want you to give it that chance too. For me, there are three main reasons to love this story, namely Edward, Bella, and the utterly amazing connection that forms under the strangest of conditions. It’s an intense tale of both their love and their struggle to survive, all set against the background of a terrible and terrifying world.
I asked him perhaps the simplest question of them all. “Who are you?”
He removed his arm from his face finally, and sat up with great effort. Wearily he opened his eyes. “My name is Edward Cullen, and I am the last of my kind.”
“Hello, Edward,” I said, getting out of the recliner, sending it rocking slowly, as if Charlie were sitting there still. “Let’s do this right. Let’s start again.”
I held out my hand. “I’m Isabella Swan, but everyone calls me Bella. I’m also the last of my kind.”
He took my hand in his cold, powdery one, and squeezed it weakly. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Bella.”
“And you, Edward,” I said, shaking his hand back. Despite his weak grip, it was like squeezing a stone.
“Your hand is warm,” he said, closing his eyes again, drowning in the feeling.
“Don’t,” I said. “Don’t what?” “Don’t close your eyes. I want to see them.”
He opened them slowly, as if it hurt him. I cupped his face in my hands and studied his face, gazed into his inky black eyes. I could see the pale outline of my face reflected back at me. His eyes were like the sky at midnight, the outside light reflected off them glinting like stars set in the firmament.
“I remember when the sky looked like that,” I murmured sadly. “I miss the stars.”
“The sun is a star,” he pointed out.
“I suppose,” I shrugged.
“It’s dying too,” he said.
“We all are. But not quickly enough.” I’d been alone for so long, and I’d wanted to join everyone who was gone. But the truth was, I was too afraid to die on my own. And I knew Charlie wanted me to live as long as I could. I thought of his stocking up our house with enough food for years. It seemed like spitting in his face if I tossed my life away. I lived for him.
And sitting next to this beautiful boy who I had not merely imagined, I thought that maybe, maybe now I could live for someone else too.
I’m not going to lie to you, I’m not promising a HEA but I encourage you all to put on your big girl’s knickers, (not the men reading of course…well unless you are into that) and read Goodnight, Noises Everywhere, today.
The perfect person appears at the worst possible moment, and one unforgettable encounter changes everything. AH
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 33 – Words: 196,766 – Reviews: 9,048 – Favs: 5,372 – Follows: 3,469 – Updated: 11-03-10 – Published: 04-01-10 – Status: Complete – id: 5861484.
Paris, 1950. Rosalie Hale went to Paris to study, then vanished without a trace. Her friend Bella has come to find her. Following a trail of clues left behind by Rose’s letters, Bella searches for Rose and might find herself.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Mystery – Chapters: 30 – Words: 156,197 – Reviews: 1960 – Updated: 4-16-10 – Published: 10-4-09 – Bella & Edward – Complete.
Every year Bella waits for the ‘Pay Checks’ to roll into her sleepy river town and every year Edward’s hers, just for the summer. AH, AU, OOC, B/E
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 19 – Words: 176,780 – Reviews: 8,475 – Favs: 6,509 – Follows: 3,710 – Updated: 08-19-10 – Published: 04-30-10 – Status: Complete – id: 5934882.
Bored with their dismal love lives, best friends Edward and Bella come up with the idea of exploring the world of sex using the alphabet for the next twenty-six weekends. What happens when things go from two friends having fun to something serious? AH OOC
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Friendship – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 34 – Words: 124,991 – Reviews: 11,166 – Favs: 9,831 – Follows: 5,527 – Updated: 03-13-10 – Published: 03-12-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4918784.
New student Bella Swan needs to break out of her shy exterior and her guidance counselor has the answer: tutoring. And Bella is too new to know she shouldn’t want to tutor Edward Cullen.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 35 – Words: 162,443 – Reviews: 6,125 – Favs: 8,120 – Follows: 2,577 – Updated: 12-25-10 – Published: 04-18-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5003930.
Bella is shocked when her sexy but standoffish lab partner, Edward, friends her on Facebook. Will Alice, convince her to accept Edward’s friend request? Or will she write it off as a prank of the conceited, spoiled rich kid she knows him to be?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 18 – Words: 78,603 – Reviews: 3,417 – Favs: 3,991 – Follows: 3,308 – Updated: 04-23-11 – Published: 08-26-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5334078.
Bella’s blood was just too tempting to be ignored. While Edward drags her around the world, barely keeping a step ahead of his frantic family, Bella battles the monster for possession of the gentler vampire inside her captor. Rated M-violence/Mature theme.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 35 – Words: 256,652 – Reviews: 6,173 – Favs: 4,099 – Follows: 2,237 – Updated: 08-28-10 – Published: 02-06-10 – Status: Complete – id: 5722450.
COMPLETE. 2010 Indie Award Winner. A decades-long feud between two powerful vampires. A contest. A deadly game of cat and mouse. A woman’s fate rests in his hands… but he can save her only if he manages not to kill her himself first. AU. (Warning: character death – not E or B though)
Rated: Fiction M – English – Suspense/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 28 – Words: 123,650 – Reviews: 2,151 – Favs: 1,230 – Follows: 631 – Updated: 05-12-10 – Published: 10-25-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5467692.
Cute, trendy Bella returns home to escape the heartache of her past. She immediately befriends neighbors Jasper and Edward, bonding with them in the treehouse out back. Bella and Edward discover they have more in common than they ever dreamed of. AH A/U
Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 45 – Words: 538,967 – Reviews: 20,683 – Favs: 10,607 – Follows: 7,189 – Updated: 01-18-11 – Published: 07-16-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5222490.
Laced in silence and bound by his black web of a backpack, the new boy dressed in the faded red pullover is driving Bella insane with curiosity. Don’t judge a boy by his sweater. AH. M for future chaps, language, dark themes.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 46 – Words: 149,023 – Reviews: 5914 – Updated: 8-3-09 – Published: 6-19-09 – Bella & Edward – Complete.
Bella Swan is tired of her boring life and ready for a change. When former Navy SEAL Edward Cullen enters her life, everything will change, more than she ever expected. AH – B/E. Rated M.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Angst/Romance – Chapters: 25 – Words: 110,049 – Reviews: 12058 – Updated: 8-16-10 – Published: 2-3-10 – Edward & Bella – Complete.
Winner of two Summer 2009 Indies. A beautifully plain girl writes the colors used to unravel a young prodigy of the brushstroke. What color are the eyes that see through the heart? Forest green and their rooted brown.
AH/M. COMPLETE. Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 28 – Words: 95,675 – Reviews: 5,535 – Favs: 5,945 – Follows: 3,629 – Updated: 08-04-10 – Published: 06-05-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5115281.
Bella is finishing her undergraduate English degree at U of T. PhD candidate Edward is her new TA. Shakespeare brings them together while a strict anti-fraternizing policy keeps them apart. Recommended for readers who enjoy the Bard, love a romantic Edward and appreciate UST. Rated M for language, literature and lemons.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 56 – Words: 378,051 – Reviews: 9,377 – Favs: 5,301 – Follows: 3,505 – Updated: 12-30-10 – Published: 10-24-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5463683.
It’s You’ve Got Mail meets Pillow Talk meets…eh, you get the picture. It’s the usual ABG yuks and lemons. Playboyward v. Straightlacedella. Love/Hate/Love/Banter. RATED M COS WHY ELSE DO YOU READ FIC, HONESTLY? AH, CANON PAIRINGS
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 192,615 – Reviews: 13,423 – Favs: 9,516 – Follows: 7,492 – Updated: 09-14-10 – Published: 09-17-09 – id: 5383757.
An All Human parody of Midnight Sun. AH, AU and consequently OOC. No blood lust – just uncontrollable human lust. Smut filled fun . . .
Rated: Fiction M – English – Parody/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 26 – Words: 89,654 – Reviews: 5,185 – Favs: 6,436 – Follows: 3,204 – Updated: 07-01-10 – Published: 07-13-08 – Status: Complete – id: 4392180.
Bella Swan, personal assistant to handsome, rich, successful Edward Cullen, decides to take her friends advice and make her oblivious boss fall in love with her.
AU/AH.Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 46 – Words: 172,828 – Reviews: 13,521 – Favs: 9,725 – Follows: 4,178 – Updated: 10-28-09 – Published: 04-14-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4992721.
When Edward Cullen scores an entry level internship as a writer for his distant Uncle’s TV Station immediately following College, his life takes some crazy turns as he makes new friends and finds love.
AH, BxE. Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 25 – Words: 95,009 – Reviews: 2757 – Updated: 8-30-10 – Published: 4-16-10 – Edward & Bella – Complete.
As an actor, Edward Cullen is surrounded by people that he couldn’t really care less about. What happens when he buys a house in the middle of nowhere and meets his new neighbors? AH, AU, ExB, rated M for future chapters and language.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 38 – Words: 276,486 – Reviews: 5303 – Updated: 6-27-09 – Published: 12-30-08 – Bella & Edward – Complete.
Bella Swan applies for the job of PA to the rude, arrogant and distant Hollywood star Edward Cullen. Will she be able to do her job without letting feelings get in the way? A/H Lush Lemons Graphic and language.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 64 – Words: 607,440 – Reviews: 11,886 – Favs: 8,525 – Follows: 3,468 – Updated: 04-19-10 – Published: 04-03-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4966784.
Purgatory: A Love Story by americnxidiot
Link to download – http://www.mediafire.com/?9u1oqe1aj0cc8zk
Or author link – http://americnxidiot.livejournal.com/32533.html
What do you do when your life is over? What do you do when maybe it’s not? Rated: M Genre: FantasyAngst/Romance – AU
Published: 01-07-10, Updated: 05-03-10 Chapters: 25, Words: 97,519.
Teddy’s secret and magical childhood is lost when a family heirloom is destroyed, changing his life forever. Now an adult, can Edward open himself back up to magic and love when he meets a beautiful – and hauntingly familiar – woman in real life?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 23 – Words: 93,498 – Reviews: 3,821 – Favs: 3,331 – Follows: 1,109 – Updated: 07-23-09 – Published: 04-05-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4971734.
Wow, what an incredible trip down memory lane, we hope you enjoyed it! Lots of fantastic complete fics for you to read, and that concludes our Oldies BUT Goldies – Part 1, with a review of Goodnight, Noises Everywhere by Feisty Y. Beden written by Cared, as well a list of many of our favourite Oldies BUT Goldies.
Thank you so much to Cared and AllyVera *HUGS* for their hard work on helping to prepare this post, we had a hell of a fabulous time looking at our cherry-pop favourites! I know Cared and Ally had a ‘few’ lengthy discussions, lol. Now we’d love for your to please share yours, we know there are many more great Twific Oldies BUT Goldies, and please come back next week for Part 2.
Have a wonderful week, I am on vacation! 😀