The dictionary defines possessive as:
1. of or relating to possession or ownership
2. having or showing an excessive desire to possess, control, or dominate … ooh, sounds familiar!!
Possessiveness is one of the traits of canon Edward that comes across so well in FanFic. Most of our Edwards from the “FanFic Hall of Fame” have tended to err on the side of Possessiveness i.e.: Fifty, Domward from TaraSueMe’s trilogy, Beautiful Bastard from The Office, Tattward from Clipped Wings and Inked Armor, Our Mafia Prince from Emancipation Proclamation… the list goes on. Today we would love to share a few more Possessivewards with you and we would LOVE to hear about your favourites, so please share in the comments below! ~ The FicSix
We have a special guest this week in PlanetBlue, the fabulous author of one of our favourite stories here at Fan Fiction Fridays, Deviant. For those of you who haven’t read Deviant yet, PlanetBlue shares a rec from her “Archive of Awesome Fic List” with every chapter, so AllyVera decided to stalk.. um, I mean ask her if she would share her favourite Possessivewards with us. In our little chats back and forth, PlanetBlue noted that “It’s a fine line between Possessive and Obsessive.” We couldn’t agree more, and probably that is where Deviant’s Edward (better known as Manchu) sits – more on the Obsessive side.
PlanetBlue’s Favourite Possessive/Obsessive Edwards
On a personal note, I would like to thank PlanetBlue for single-handedly curing me of my fear of men with mustaches. I seriously owe her one! ~ AllyVera
*Review by AllyVera*
The Blessing and the Curse ~ By pretending she is falling for Edward, Bella is fulfilling Esme’s dying wish. But sexy, possessive Edward can read her mind. Will she ever get into his? Can Bella forget the pain of her teenage years, and can she resist his relentless seduction? AH.
Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 22 – Words: 140,448 – Reviews: 13,861 – Favs: 13,876 – Follows: 7,964 – Updated: 09-10-10 – Published: 05-31-09 – Status: Complete – id: 5100876
Right at this very moment, you are probably wondering why I am reviewing a story that probably most in the fandom have read, but I don’t think we could have a Possessiveward list and NOT include this story. Back when I was a FanFic innocent in 2010, the girls over at Random Acts of Rob were all talking about this WIP story called The Blessing and The Curse. The chatter about it would get so intense, I knew I had to dive in. TB&TC was my third ever WIP story and I was sucked in instantly by the beautiful, sometimes dark, writing of the talented author, The Black Arrow.
The story begins as Bella is travelling back to Forks where her Godmother, Esme, is dying. Bella hasn’t seen Edward since a disastrous New Year’s Eve six years prior (and if I had to live through seeing what Bella had to, I would have avoided him for another six years, if I am honest). Bella is understandably anxious at seeing Edward again, but she has gained perspective in her time away from him, and also a fiancée in Mike (oh, and Edward is not happy about that, let me tell you!)
This dark, deeply possessive Edward will haunt you – his power over Bella is palpable, and it feels like Bella is fighting a losing battle against him. She fights valiantly, but there is no doubt – these two are destined for each other.
Extract from chapter one
“…But fate does not intend an easy path for all. Sometimes, death interferes. Sometimes the world conspires to keep soul mates apart.
But sometimes, the bitterest pill to take is the soul mate that has been there all of your life. The soul mate who wants to consume you, to own you, to drink your strength. The soul mate that is tied to you, and you are shackled to them.
Fate dealt a cruel card to Bella Swan. This was one instance where it may have been better if the souls had never found each other, but, as always, they had been dragged together like black magnets.
On one side of the coin, it was a blessing, because Bella had her soul mate by her side since the moment she first opened her eyes on this world.
But on the flipside, the blessing was her curse: her wicked soul mate could hear her thoughts, read her like a book and use what he wished.
It took her most of her life to realize she was being conquered, and years to escape his tyranny.”
I won’t lie, Edward in TB&TC is hard to love at first, but there is no question he is absolutely mesmerizing from the get go and it is not long before you are totally Team Edward. There is a reason this story is a Twilight Fan Fiction Legend – the story and the characters are completely captivating.
*Review by Wiltshire Glo*
Last Tango in Forks ~ Bella Swan has spent a lifetime putting everyone else’s needs before her own. Could a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger begin to change all of that? AU/AH
Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella & Edward – Chapters: 33 – Words: 189,639 – Reviews: 15,833 – Favs: 8,121 – Follows: 5,558 – Updated: 01-12-13 – Published: 04-23-10 – Status: Complete – id: 5918985
With almost sixteen thousand reviews, I’m not sure that there’s anyone left in the fandom who hasn’t read Last Tango in Forks…so maybe you’d like to reminisce with me…remember the heady days of the sexy, demanding, mystery man, the romance of their neediness or the OH MYYYYYY! moments and blushing every time you saw a slab of butter! I think you know what I mean! *winks*
Or maybe you found fan fic after AwesomeSauce76 completed Last Tango in Forks and haven’t heard too much about it, in which case, I’m jealous. You get to savour it for the first time. Lock your doors, close the curtains, ignore the world and prepare for a treat.
So, how did it all begin? The stunning opening will be stuck in my memory forever… Lovely, warm, sweet people-pleasing Bella works as a nurse in an Ob/Gyn unit; she cares for a demanding Charlie while he’s recuperating from a gun shot wound; she is drifting closer to a self-sacrificing, boring marriage…and generally puts herself last. Her one release is the gym next to Mrs Cope’s dance studio, where she sees an ad for an apartment for rent. Responding to that ad is a catalyst for big changes…you know, life changing changes…mysterious-stranger-life-changing-changes because when she views the apartment, someone is already there. A sad, broken, crying man.
Bella crossed the room and propped herself on the window ledge. “Listen… I’m sure you’d love for me to get the hell out of here. Even if you don’t want the place, it’s obvious that you need some privacy.” He grimaced in response to her words but maintained eye contact. “Are you alright?” After what felt like minutes he shook his head slowly. “It’s just that… I would feel terrible if I left here and didn’t at least try to help.” She tried to smile but it felt odd under his scrutiny. After a long pause she took a deep breath and bit the bullet. “Is there anything I can do for you?”
“Yes,” he choked out. Although his voice sounded raw to Bella as if he’d been screaming, she wasn’t surprised to hear the musical perfection behind it.
“What can I do?” She didn’t notice that she had stopped breathing until she needed to speak.
He moved then, slowly walking towards her like a wildcat stalking its prey. The closer he got to her, the more she could feel something growing and tingling, as if an electric current was shooting between their bodies. He didn’t stop until he was right in front of her with his arms on each side of the window, effectively caging her in. He even smells beautiful.
He looked deep into her eyes for almost a minute, allowing the electricity to build between them to a breaking point.
“You can let me fuck you,” he whispered.
But my memories of LTiF aren’t just about the hot, steamy lemons with her possessive, beautiful stranger, but the love story, his history, his art, the connections they unknowingly share, his tortured soul, and her quiet, unwavering strength. The depth of their love…and the tears I cried are permanently etched in my mind, too. Such a beautiful, heart-wrenching story.
Obviously, it’s a fanfiction classic. AwesomeSauce76 is a gifted storyteller who weaves magic with her words, and her gift to us is still available on FF.net three years after it completed – in fact three years next week! If you haven’t yet read all of the classics, pull this up high on your list – and if, like me, you read it as a WIP, now is the perfect time to remind yourself just what all the fuss was about.
*Review by AllyVera*
Breakaway Bella ~ Sparks fly and tempers flare when Memphis bartender Bella Swan meets crime boss Edward Cullen. All she wants to do is run. He’ll chase her to the ends of the Earth. She thinks he’s an arrogant jerk. He thinks she’s hiding something. He’s right. Rated M for ‘streaking Emmett’, Bella’s kooky BFF’s and general ridiculousness. A Dirty South Fanfic. Humor/drama/AH/OOC/Lemons/Language
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Crime/Romance – Chapters: 35 – Words: 190,089 – Reviews: 1799 – Updated: 1-31-13 – Published: 10-10-12 – Bella & Edward – Complete
Just a few weeks ago, our lovely Wiltshire Glo reviewed a fic called “Dirty South Drug Wars” and she and Cared told me I just had to read it … well last week I realised that I had the author’s completed fic Breakaway Bella on my TBR list, and I made a snap decision to read that one first… Can I just say, sometimes my snap decisions are brilliant! *pats self on the back*
From chapter one, I was captivated. I will say with quiet confidence, you won’t have come across a Bella quite like this one before – she is amazing. Strong, resilient and courageous, but strangely fragile at the same time: a true Southern gal if I am not mistaken. She fascinated me from the start and I loved her more and more as the story progressed.
From the first sight of Edward, I found him as fascinating as I did Bella. His possessive nature shows up very early on, and he and Bella share an intense chemistry at their first meeting. He is powerful in this story, not only with his wealth and family connections, but in his persona, as well. Did I mention he is gorgeous? I loved how Hoodfabulous describes his most interesting physical feature as his “vivid Mississippi pine-colored eyes”. It made me long to go to Mississippi and check out these pine trees for myself!
Breakaway Bella is a love story, but it is so much more than that – the rich tapestry that Hoodfabulous weaves is nothing short of amazing. I love the mystery that she sets up from the first chapter that has you wondering what demons in her past Bella is running from. As the story unfolded in front of me, I was literally stuck to my chair reading – I just couldn’t put it down – I believe I said to Hoodfabulous in a review that there was “never a dull moment” but that was an understatement!
It bears mentioning that even though I am an Edward girl through and through, Jasper in this story is EPIC. I would go as far to say he is the best Jasper I have read in FanFic. He is sexy, dangerous, loyal and positively lethal. Emmett is hilarious, fun and his love for Bella is a sight to behold, actually the way they all love Bella is awe-inspiring. These Southern boys captured my heart! *Swoon*
A little glimpse of the story…
“”Why do you keep pushing me away? What the fuck!” he hissed, before letting me go, scowling as he pushed himself from the counter. He grabbed his hair nervously, his eyes darting around the room frantically, avoiding my eyes as tears streamed down my face.
“I can’t be that person, Edward,” I whispered, choking on my own words. “I can’t be that person for you. I’m…damaged goods. Besides, the two of us, we’re like fire and gasoline.”
“You don’t want me,” he said, his voice eerily calm, crossing his arms across his chest. His face was void of emotion as he stared blankly into my troubled eyes.
“Of course I want you,” I whispered, my lip trembling. “I’ve never wanted something so bad.”
He dropped his arms from his chest, the blank look turning into something darker, something more sinister. Edward took two steps, placing his hands on my face, wiping the tears from my cheeks with his thumbs. “Then be with me,” he whispered, making me sob harder. I nodded mutely and that’s when Edward Cullen’s lips met mine for the first time.”
I do need to mention that Breakaway Bella deals with some very heavy issues – Bella has had a horrific past that she is still running from and Edward is a Crime Boss. Hoodfabulous deals with these things so well, she gives us just enough information so you can process it in your own head without it becoming a visual onslaught – the perfect balance!
*Review by AllyVera* WIP
You Own Me ~ At the roll of the dice, Edward wins what he has been dreaming of for the last two years. A night with his mob boss’s son’s girlfriend, sexy pole dancer Isabella Swan. What will happen in one night full of passion and lust? What dangers will follow after their one wild night?
Follow/FavoriteRated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Crime – Edward & Bella – Chapters: 51 – Words: 202,528 – Reviews: 3,026 – Favs: 1,181 – Follows: 1,743 – Updated: 04-15-13 – Published: 08-06-12 – id: 8400917
Mobwards and possessiveness seem to go hand in hand at times, and none more so than the exciting ride that is “You Own Me”. Originating from a One Shot written by Bee1982, this story was expanded and is co-written by Bee1982 (EPOV) and toocute24 (BPOV).
Edward covets the beautiful Isabella from afar. The reason for the distance? She is the girlfriend of his boss’ son, Alec. Edward’s desire for Isabella is not a secret, and Alec torments him about it relentlessly (which pisses Edward off to no end!). All his “rubbing it in” backfires on Alec spectacularly, though, as when he screws up badly on the job and Edward saves his life, Alec’s father decides to punish him by giving Edward the chance that he has been dreaming of – a night with Isabella – and oh what a night it is!
I know you are probably thinking right at this moment… does Isabella get a say in this? Well, here is a little glimpse from Isabella’s POV after their One Wild Night…
(Extract from chapter 4 on FFn):
“Why did I feel like I left a piece of my soul behind when the car pulled away from the curb? It was just one night. One night of the best sex I’d ever had. Edward Cullen definitely knew how to fuck.
I knew he had a fuck-hot body; I’d been fantasizing about him for two years, after all. Never in my wildest dreams though, did I ever think he could live up to my expectations, and I would gladly admit to being wrong about that. Not only did he live up to every single one of them, he eclipsed them.”
Things start to get really interesting (and complicated for our BxE) from there, and this story has a little bit of everything – drama, action, humour and a really HOT Edward.
You Own Me is a passionate story on so many levels and reading it as a WIP has been such fun. For those of you who read completed fics, this one is very close to the end – the final chapter will be posted on 25 April.
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Thank you so much for joining us and Possessiveward this week, have a lovely weekend and happy reading! The FicSix