Welcome back RA readers, and Happy TGIFF! Today we, AllyVera, Cared and myself, MC, continue our stroll down Twific memory lane, with Part 2 of Oldies BUT Goldies. Now, some of these may have been mentioned in last week’s comments on FanFictionFridays – Oldies BUT Goldies – Part 1, but I am still gonna present the post as originally prepared… ♥
AllyVera: Welcome to the second part of “Oldies but Goldies”. When Cared and I first talked about this post, I think our Facebook Chat and emails were about to blow up with traffic! We had way too many stories for one post, so I hope you enjoy our second post and we would love to hear what you all think. Enjoy Ladies!
Review by AllyVera
Bella leaves her hometown of Phoenix and enters her freshmen year of college in New York State. She is on a journey of self-discovery, which is aided by Edward Cullen – a musician she meets there. Can they move beyond their dark pasts to find love? A/UH
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 108,266 – Reviews: 1,860 – Favs: 1,565 – Follows: 891 – Updated: 08-06-10 – Published: 12-06-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5562051
They say you never forget your first, and I don’t think there are truer words. Sometime in early 2010, I discovered Random Acts of Rob and their Completed TwiFic page and Darkness by cherry.blossomz was at the top of the list and I decided to “take the leap”. I have to say, I was nervous about reading Twilight Fan Fiction, as I couldn’t understand at the time how anyone could do my beloved Edward justice. I can’t tell you how glad I am I got over that!
Even though I read this story “way back when” it still holds that very special place in my heart – I loved this Edward, he was raw and real (and a musician… bonus!!). Darkness is a college story, and you meet Bella who is moving from Phoenix to New York State for college, and via a “Freshman Friend” program she meets Alice, who is Edward’s sister – how convenient! Here is our first glimpse of Edward…
Excerpt from Chapter Three…
“Edward’s voice is amazing. It sounds like honey and sandpaper. It’s sweet and rough… I realize that I’m standing in a house I’ve never been in huddled in the darkness at the bottom of the stairs, eavesdropping on nerdy-bookworm-musician.
But I can’t move.
His voice is… doing something to me.
I feel frozen, entranced.
Just then the music stops and I hear footsteps coming down the stairs.
I look up and see Edward Cullen.
He’s at least six feet tall.
He’s wearing white socks on his feet, faded jeans and a black tee. I notice his muscular forearms, his chest…
This can’t be nerdy-bookworm…
Then I see his face. He has a chiseled jaw, covered in stubble. His hair is brownish bronze, and it’s sticking up in soft tufts all over his head.
His eyes meet mine.
They are bluish-green, and soft… and they are looking right at me.
“Hi.” He says.
I have to close my gaping mouth. I am completely embarrassed and… dazzled.
Nerdy-bookworm, hot-fantasy man is gorgeous.”
Darkness isn’t all sunshine and roses, Bella and Edward have to work through a few issues, but I really loved the ending of this one and when you get there, you will know what I mean – it is honestly one of the best epilogues I have read.
I am so glad I “popped my fan fic cherry” on Darkness, it is a wonderful story and it introduced me to the fandom I love so much!
Edward is having trouble balancing his urges for Bella’s blood and Bella’s body before the wedding. What started out as a simple “Practice Fic” has become a retelling of BD from EPOV that lets us see just how much he struggles for control at every turn.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 21 – Words: 133,650 – Reviews: 1637 – Updated: 3-31-10 – Published: 4-8-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete.
Edward is THE ultimate vampire. The original. What happens when a visit to the Volturi causes him to pay the Cullens’ a visit? Will he find them a threat to the world he’s spent an eternity shaping or will he leave them be and let them live in peace?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 35 – Words: 173,448 – Reviews: 4,090 – Favs: 3,797 – Follows: 2,262 – Updated: 02-27-12 – Published: 04-27-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5023928
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Supernatural – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 189,454 – Reviews: 13,804 – Favs: 10,287 – Follows: 4,946 – Updated: 06-16-10 – Published: 01-04-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4769414.
AU/AH: When the Swans return to their birthplace, Bella learns she is no ordinary teenager, and Forks is no ordinary town. Can she fulfill her destiny with the powerful Edward Cullen, or will the dark forces that threaten their families destroy them all?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Supernatural – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 189,571 – Reviews: 8,602 – Favs: 7,190 – Follows: 4,637 – Updated: 02-08-11 – Published: 07-23-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5241793.
The Cullens are in Hawaii on holiday, but only Alice knows the reason why they are there-she’s had a premonition that Edward would finally meet his true love. But when their meeting is ruined by unforeseen circumstances, will Alice set things right again?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Supernatural – Chapters: 20 – Words: 110,148 – Reviews: 2,658 – Favs: 2,177 – Follows: 1,211 – Updated: 03-27-09 – Published: 06-08-08 – Status: Complete – id: 4310111
When Bella accepts an offer to write the biography of a severely reclusive author, the old, dying man she’s presented with and the young, too perfect man she meets while there convince her she’s missing some very important parts of the story.
E/B, AU. Rated: Fiction M – English – Mystery/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 13 – Words: 37,805 – Reviews: 2,600 – Favs: 3,030 – Follows: 1,700 – Updated: 05-07-10 – Published: 05-26-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5090892
Can Bella Swan warm and win the heart of dom, Edward Cullen, while living out her darkest fantasy? ADULT THEMES. AH, OOC.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 37 – Words: 74,808 – Reviews: 13703 – Updated: 4-27-10 – Published: 1-2-09 – Complete. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4764216/1/The_Submissive
Because every story has two sides – The Submissive from EPOV. Rated M for Adult Themes and D/s. Will make more sense if you read The Submissive first.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Angst – Chapters: 37 – Words: 123,078 – Reviews: 18293 – Updated: 5-13-10 – Published: 3-12-09 – Complete. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4918631/1/The_Dominant
Sequel to The Submissive and The Dominant. Edward and Bella embark on their new relationship, but who’s training whom? EPOV and BPOV. AU/AH. D/s.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 32 – Words: 108,884 – Reviews: 15231 – Updated: 10-18-10 – Published: 9-22-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5394195/1/The_Training
Edward Masen is a 29 year old former NFL football player, now coaching high school football in Forks. He leads a quiet life until he meets a woman that will change his life forever. What’s been missing from his life may be right in front of him.
AH Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 37 – Words: 182,223 – Reviews: 13,132 – Favs: 7,167 – Follows: 3,888 – Updated: 02-25-10 – Published: 08-01-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5268107
Bella transfers to the Univ of WA; to a dorm with the Twilight gang. She runs into Edward her first day, leaving him on the ground & her things littered about. Sometimes you find what you didn’t know you were looking for. AH, BPOV/EPOV, humor and hotness.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 73 – Words: 543,431 – Reviews: 3,167 – Favs: 1,948 – Follows: 1,247 – Updated: 07-09-11 – Published: 09-28-09 – id: 5409293.
Edward is an exotic male dancer. Bella is a college student studying psychology and needs a subject to do her thesis on. Bella pays Edward to belong to her for 2 weeks so she can study him. Things soon get very interesting between them.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 40 – Words: 351,671 – Reviews: 18,898 – Favs: 11,127 – Follows: 5,213 – Updated: 05-01-09 – Published: 01-26-09 – id: 4819806
Follow Bella as she tries to survive a madman’s abduction and keep a stranger’s child from succumbing to his wild fantasies, and follow Edward as he tries to stay sane searching for his daughter taken right before his eyes.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 315,889 – Reviews: 16,741 – Favs: 8,078 – Follows: 4,176 – Updated: 09-24-10 – Published: 11-27-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5540509
When a rising musician falls in love with his small-town childhood friend, can their yearly New Year’s Eve tradition bring them together once he rockets to stardom and leaves her behind?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 12 – Words: 87,888 – Reviews: 2,789 – Favs: 2,876 – Follows: 1,514 – Updated: 06-13-10 – Published: 10-07-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5427856
After trauma of losing her parents, Bella receives a letter from old family friend Esme inviting her to come to Scotland where she and her family are currently settled. Angsty read with AH cast and perhaps Edward in a kilt.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Hurt/Comfort – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 184,578 – Reviews: 2,632 – Favs: 2,864 – Follows: 1,262 – Updated: 02-20-10 – Published: 07-26-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5249534
Bella wants to die, and almost gets her wish fulfilled when she gets hit by a shiny Volvo. She is left with serious injuries, and the only thing keeping her from dying is the person who hit her. All Human, Rated M for language, dark themes & violence.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Angst/Hurt/Comfort – Chapters: 59 – Words: 464,141 – Reviews: 19165 – Updated: 3-29-11 – Published: 10-24-09 – Bella & Edward – Complete.
He’s a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she’s a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?
Rated: Fiction M – English – Chapters: 37 – Words: 150,577 – Reviews: 19,133 – Favs: 11,492 – Follows: 5,029 – Updated: 08-26-09 – Published: 03-04-09 – Status: Complete – id: 4901517
Bella and Edward have grown up hating each other, much to the frustration of their parents. But when they are thrown together in a traumatic event, can they put aside their differences to survive and maybe even fall in love. E/B AU AH Lemons, Lang, Dark themes
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 30 – Words: 279,420 – Reviews: 5,493 – Favs: 5,684 – Follows: 1,931 – Updated: 03-07-10 – Published: 05-30-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5099019
Carlisle has had it with the children’s constant bickering so he sends the Cullen’s to family therapy. Suicidal Edward,Bella’s fear of committment, Alice addicted to shopping, Rosalie’s hostility, Emmett and Japer’s gambling..who will survive? FUNNY
Twilight – Rated: T – English – Humor/Drama – Chapters: 18 – Words: 69,221 – Reviews: 8013 – Updated: 5-15-08 – Published: 11-10-07 – Complete
When Private Eye Edward Cullen decides to investigate the “accidental death” of an old friend, he finds more people are involved then he originally theorized as the case takes twists & turns he never saw coming after Bella Swan arrives in town.
AH, BxE Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 29 – Words: 257,042 – Reviews: 4875 – Updated: 8-31-10 – Published: 10-3-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete.
Half of Hollywood’s most famous couples are faking it. That’s how Bella Swan’s publicist convinces her to pretend to date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she’ll do anything for her band and her music.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Chapters: 32 – Words: 147,149 – Reviews: 5245 – Updated: 10-30-09 – Published: 6-20-09 – Bella & Edward – Complete.
Edward is a hot up and coming actor and Bella is his ever faithful best friend and personal assistant. Bella’s feeling for Edward have changed, but he is oblivious to her feelings. With the help of her friends, will she get the courage to tell him…
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Friendship – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 21 – Words: 101,506 – Reviews: 5,202 – Favs: 6,980 – Follows: 1,953 – Updated: 02-19-09 – Published: 07-05-08 – Status: Complete – id: 4372344
Now, I, MC, would like to give you my first Twific, the great-one that popped my fanfiction cherry several years ago…
Four weeks before her wedding to Edward, Bella is frustrated. She knows there’s little-to-no chance of getting him to bend his rules and boundaries now, but there’s no harm in fantasizing about what could happen later. So she begins compiling a list…
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Chapters: 28 – Words: 195,361 – Reviews: 2775 – Updated: 3-18-10 – Published: 3-19-09 – Edward & Bella – Complete.
Also, it was the first rec I did here at Rob Attack, June 10, 2011 – Twilight Fan Fiction Rec #1 – I absolutely loved this story, the canon Romance/Fantasy of it, and still do!
A special THANK YOU to AllyVera and Cared for all their hard work and creativity in helping to write this post, as well as last week’s. We had so many wonderful Twifics to choose from and we hope you enjoyed our Oldies BUT Goldies lists. Also, thank you to Cared for making the post banners and black headers, and AllyVera for her review of Darkness by cherry.blossomz.
Again, thanks for joining us today, and we’d love to know what you’ve been reading, as well as what popped your fanfiction cherry!
Next week, we will be back to regular FFF programming…one fic rec per week. Hope to see you then!
And, now I have a special treat for you…. 😀
Last week on FanFictionFridays – Oldies BUT Goldies – Part 1, many of you shared your ‘first’ with us; the Twific that popped your fanfic cherry. Gingerandgreen, with her head hanging low, admitted to not remembering the name of her ‘first’. She did, however, give us a fine description in her comment, including the fact that Edward and Bella had sex on the floor. Like that would narrow it down much. Pffft! We then threw down the gauntlet to Name That Fic, and a promise of 7 minutes with an Edward of their choice was made.
Fich00r extraordinaire newyorkkisses correctly guessed “The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep”. Please take a bow nyk. How true that all the nice girls love a bad boy; newyorkkisses chose 7 minutes of Tattward.
Drum Roll Please…..we proudly present to you, 7 Minutes of Tattward……written for newyorkkisses by the talented Gingerandgreen……take it away boys…..
7 Minutes of Tattward by Gingerandgreen
“I’ll find someone, I swear Jasper. Don’t cut me off.”
“I don’t have a choice, Kid. I am about to go into that meeting, and without a female vocal, you can’t do it, Son. Trust me on this, Edward, it’s better this way. You can try again next year.”
“Okay, what if I have a chick who’ll fill in for Rosalie? I’ll find someone, I swear. Don’t do this to me man, Rose will never forgive herself if you cut us out of the festival now. Give us a chance, Jazz. Please, I’m begging you, Man. This is Edward Fucking Cullen, on his knees.”
The pause nearly kills him. Edward is actually on his knees at this point, cigarette dangling forgotten between his plump lips, phone tucked between his five o’clock shadow and his shoulder, long-fingered hands clasped as though in prayer in front of his bare chest – he has always been prone to dramatics.
Jasper releases a puff of air. This kid is going to be the death of him. “Alright, you have ten minutes. I can’t delay any more than that. Come back to me with a name in ten or you’re out.” He lowers his voice, softening his tone because, goddam, he wants this group to succeed. He’s rarely seen such raw potential. Damn Rosalie Hale for breaking her fucking leg days before the top indie music festival in the North West. “Don’t let me down, Ed. Invoke that guardian angel tattooed on your bicep, you got me? Ten minutes. Clock’s ticking.” He drops the connection.
Edward bends his body right back in relief as he releases his phone and raises his clasped hands in triumph. The back of his head touches the floor, barely straining the taught abs descending into his shorts.
Fuck. Ten minutes. He springs back to his feet lightly, fumbling on the floor for his phone. Finding Bella on his speed dial, he hits call.
Her phone rings once, twice, three times. “C’mon, c’mon, pick up…Bella! Hey, how’s it goin’?”
“Oh, hi Edward. What’s up?”
“Are you in? I’m coming down. Have to chat. ‘S important.” He doesn’t even want to waste time speaking in whole sentences.
Bella laughs. “Okay, just give me a minute to get dressed, yeah?”
Edward’s heart beats a double, and for a second he forgets his urgent mission. His voice lowers, and he licks his bottom lip. “Are you naked, Bella Swan?”
“What? No! I’ve been working out. I’m sweaty.”
“Don’t change a fucking thing, I’ll be right there.”
He grabs his keys, slams the apartment door and leaps the two flights down to Bella’s apartment, but still, three minutes have passed before he gets there. Seven minutes. Shit. Okay then. He lifts his fist and pounds on her door, the noise reverberating through the still live phone connection.
“Crap, Edward, where’s the fire?” Bella pulls the door open and Edward’s eyes sweep over her tight tank and running shorts. Her feet are bare, her red toe-nail polish slightly chipped. There is a healing graze just below her knee, and wisps of hair stick to her sweaty neck.
“Oh Girl, look at you – fucking heaven. Turn around, let me see how your tatt’s healing.” He reaches out to peel the shorts away from her pert ass, but she slaps his hand away.
“Hands off, Ward. You don’t look so bad yourself. Are you coming in?”
He smirks. He knows Bella’s attracted to him. He’s seen the way her eyes slide over his decorated biceps, linger over his firm thighs, and today she can’t peel them off of his happy trail long enough to spot the mischief in his green eyes.
“Nah, we can do this right here. I’ve got – fuck,” he glances at the time on his phone, “Six minutes to convince you of something.”
“Yeah? What’s that?” Expecting him to ask her out on a last minute date, Bella is shocked when the boy falls to his knees at her feet. “What the fuck, Ward?”
“I’m not gonna marry you, Boy. Don’t ask me.” She’s laughing at him, but seeing him down there in all his half-naked glory sends tingles of excitement shooting through her spine.
“Babe, do this for me and I’ll marry you if you want. I’ll give you ten babies and a picket fence and a diamond ring, if that’s what floats your boat.”
“Aw, you’d do that for me? Ten babies?” She runs a finger over his sharp jaw. Electricity sparks through the gentle connection, and both feel an echoing awakening in their respective groin areas.
“You know I would Bella. But you gotta agree to say yes to whatever I ask you. I’ve got – fuck, I’ve got four minutes. Say yes, Bella. Whatever I want, Babe. Trust me?” His lopsided smile blinds Bella to reality – after all, how bad can it be, if it nets her this tattooed god kneeling at her feet?
Bella is wet, wet, wet. She can smell the pheromones emanating from Edward. She raises her eyes to heaven and throws caution to the wind. “Okay. I will live to regret this, but yes. I say yes. Now what do you want?”
“Fucking hell, I love you Bella. Yes!” He bends forward to kiss her feet, leaving her with an exquisite view of his muscled and decorated back.
Edward hits dial Jasper on his phone, getting through immediately. “Cutting it fine, Son. Give me a name.”
Edward looks up into Bella’s wary brown eyes. “Isabella Swan, Jazz. Bella has agreed to perform vocals at the festival on Saturday in place of Rosalie. We are good to go.”
“Hallelujah, Edward. Right, I’ll call you back soon. I’m goin’ in.” He cuts off the phone.
Bella’s mouth is wide open.
“Oh Babe – let me fill that mouth of yours. I am your slave now.” He springs lightly to his feet again, stalking towards Bella as she backs into the wall in her apartment hallway – still speechless. Pressing his hard body against hers, he lowers his head and gently catches her bottom lip between his. “Mmmm – fucking delicious. You’re gonna make me a very happy man, Bella Swan.” ——