Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

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Evenin’ ladies!

Oxford dictionaries says a hero is a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

To me, it’s an ordinary person performin’ extraordinary deeds under extreme circumstances!

And, as we all know, heroes come in all shapes, sizes, age and sex!

Today, I’ll be introducin’ you to some heroes who’ll break your hearts…in a good way!

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7075863/1/Through-the-Blaze

A promise made and a life to protect: Edward saves Bella from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and hides her from the men who murdered her parents. He is a protector, a friend, and a man who will become her everything. AH ExB

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 35 – Words: 134,088 – Reviews: 511 – Favs: 384 – Follows: 274 – Updated: May 18, 2012 – Published: Jun 12, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7075863

Alone. I’m forever alone. I’m going to die here, burned alive.

Before I can sink to the ground and give in to the pain, I feel a squeezing pressure on my hand. Something is preventing my fall to the ground; something is frantically tugging on my hand, urging me forward.

Oh, that boy. The boy talking to mother…

That hand is the anchor to my soul. Never stopping, moving forward through the hell around us.

All at once my feet leave the ground.

For a moment I think I have become an angel, souring up to heaven. Then a terrible sinking in my stomach, a whistling in the wind…

We plunge into icy water, the impact terrifying in its suddenness.

Falling, not flying. He made us jump.

The current is pulling my weak body further under, my legs too exhausted to kick. One moment I am burning to death, the next I am drowning. My chest is burning, like the air is dying to escape. Even under water, I feel fire.

The boy is holding me tight to his shaking chest. We are both breathing hard and I can feel him kicking his legs, swimming away from the smoke and fire near the ledge. The exhaustion and trauma are catching up to me and I am losing control of my own body.

Darkness surrounds me and I don’t understand why.

“No! Keep your eyes open. Just a little bit longer. Kick your legs. Don’t stop fighting,” he pleads desperately.

“I can’t. Let me sleep, please.”

It takes all my strength to lift my eyelids. I look into his face for the first time. His skin is covered in soot, but something about his face sparks my memories. Maybe if I wasn’t so tired, I would remember him…

“I promised to keep you safe,” he breathes heavily. “You promised her something too. Remember? It’s time to be strong. Your mother told you to be strong now.”

“Mother…” I can feel my body start to shut down… the cold seeping through my veins.

“Be strong, Isabella. Be strong…”

And, from that day forward, Edward never leaves Bella’s side through thick and thin, sickness and health, peace and violence!

This beautiful period fic has burned it’s way into my soul and there it’s gonna stay!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11482851/1/A-Father-s-Love

A different kind of love story

Rated: Fiction M – English – Family – Chapters: 12 – Words: 29,622 – Reviews: 738 – Favs: 223 – Follows: 402 – Updated: Nov 17 – Published: Sep 2 – id: 11482851

At eighteen, I became a single father. It has been a hard, well-fought journey filled with highs and lows, laughter, and more tears than I care to admit.

I learned how to host epic tea parties; she learned how to toss a football. She taught me how to jump rope and I taught her how to spit watermelon seeds. I can recite the names of every Disney Princess and she can identify classic cars by their emblems.

We survived bra shopping, wardrobe malfunctions, a horribly awkward rendition of the birds and the bees talk, and how boys have grabby hands and dirty minds.

Isabella was raised to have integrity, self-respect, self-reliance, and confidence; yet she’s also empathetic, loving, and kind. Every day I remind my daughter she is smart, strong, and beautiful – in that order. She can do anything and overcome any obstacle she faces, just as I have done.

And one day, if some rotten boy breaks her heart, I want her to know that not all boys will hurt her. There’s one who loves her beyond reason. That someone loved her first, with a fierceness which can not be explained or reasoned.

Isabella turned a boy into a man; a man into a father. Correction, she’d turned a man into a Daddy, and no other title could be more important than that.

This is our story but most importantly, it’s the story of love.

All single parents are heroes in my book but Edward shines as he steps up and accepts responsibility for his precious daughter!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11278440/1/Without-A-Smile

“I hardly slept last night as it was. Mr. Cullen ran out of the office shortly after I stopped and I thought about boxing up my things but decided to wait until I was officially fired before doing anything rash.” “You mean rash like breaking out in a song-and-dance routine in front of your boss?” Rosalie snickered.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 44,575 – Reviews: 1,256 – Favs: 561 – Follows: 1,191 – Updated:17h ago – Published: May 29 – id: 11278440

Isabella Swan was, without a doubt, the strangest person Edward Cullen had ever met. If she wasn’t an excellent personal assistant – and she was – he was sure he would find an excuse to have her removed from his employment. The truth was, however, she was the best personal assistant he ever had – and he’d had quite a few. Not only was she seemingly not afraid of him like so many young women before her seemed to be, she was currently openly making fun of him. At least, he thought that was what she was doing. Or maybe she was just crazy? He wasn’t sure.

Edward was on his way to a benefit dinner, dressed in a tailored suit that he knew fit him perfectly (his sister Alice told him so when she had him buy it). When he came out of his office to say goodnight to Miss Swan before picking up his date she didn’t even seem to notice that he had changed except to say, “Have fun Sir!” So he asked her if she thought his outfit looked proper for this evenings function. She paused, looked him up and down and then – and this was when he was sure her breath would catch and her eyes would widen in appreciation – she smirked.

Smirked!

She looked him straight in the eye and said “You’re missing something.”

“Really?” He asked, turning around in a full circle like a dog looking for his tail.

“What is it?”

“A smile.”

“A what?” Which really, Edward thought, was kind of a stupid answer because he knew what a smile was. He had smiled before. Still, he felt his response was no stupider than her answer.

“You know, a smile? You’re never fully dressed without a smile?”

Edward stood there with his mouth open for a moment as he stared at her and tried to decide if she was being serious. While he stood there Miss Swan quickly rose from her desk, grabbed her umbrella and hat, and came around to stand in front of him.

“You know, the song?: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile”

Slowly Edward shook his head.

And then, to his surprise, seemingly quiet Miss Swan started singing.

Singing and dancing.

“Hey hobo man, Hey Dapper Dan, you’ve both got your style but brother you’re never fully dressed without a smile.

“You’re clothes may be Beau Brummelly, They stand out a mile but brother you’re never fully dressed without a smile.

“Who cares what they’re wearing on Main Street or Saville Row. It’s what you wear from ear to ear (ear-to-ear) and not from head to toe that ma-a-a-ters.”

Edward continued to stand in shock and watch Miss Swan singing and dancing in front of her desk.

While she sang she did this little dance with her umbrella and lifted her hat on and off her head while swinging out her plaid-stocking legs. It was like he had his own personal one-person chorus line in his reception area. When Miss Swan came to the end of the ‘a-a-a-ters’ she looked up at him with her big brown eyes twinkling, hat on her head, umbrella placed directly in front of her with both hands on the handle as she used it for balance and moved her hips from side to side (making Edward notice the swishing of the skirt she was wearing).

Miss Swan started on a series of doot-doot-doos but then abruptly stopped, cheeks suddenly turning scarlet.

It was at that point that Edward noticed his mouth was hanging open. He also noticed that while Miss Swan might be a crazed show-tunes singing personal assistant she was also, just a little bit, adorable.

After havin’ aged out of the foster care system, Bella definitely deserves to be called a hero for keepin’ her inner nerdness in tact enough to put on children’s musicals in her spare time!

Watch as Edward gets snared in one of her productions…with a little help from his manipulative family!

Hope you enjoy one or more or ALL of these recs!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

Night Raider

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43 responses to “Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

  1. eewee333

    Hi Rita!!! Big hugs to you. Thanks for the recs, as always. You find the most awesome stories. So glad to be back reading again. Right now I’m reading Dotruno’s latest, A Few Tables Away and Written in the Stars by 2 brown-eyes. I’m enjoying them both. Also been hitting up the Red Eyed Edward Contest and other one shots I come across on FB. Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • rita01tx

      Eewee darlin’! **JUMPYHUGS!** You’re a sight for sore eyes ’cause you know my little corner of the internet just ain’t the same without you LOL!
      A Few Tables Away was a damn good read…maybe not Drotuno’s best, IMHO, but this Edward was completely irresistable!
      One of these days, I’m actually gonna get around to readin’ Written in the Stars ’cause I’m a real sucker for fantastical fics *gigglesnort!*
      And the Red Eyed Edward Contest has produced some great one shots…luckily, some of them look like they will continue *woo hoo!*
      Enjoy you weekend, as well, sweetie MWAH!!!

  2. Okay so wow, I finished That Night… That was quite a story. The final chapter, the EPOV, was excellent. To go through that experience, in Edward’s head was pretty great. To see him come to self-acceptance. I love the recs you’ve chosen for us today. I’ve added them all to my list.

    • rita01tx

      *High five!* Kay darlin’! That Night is a real trip and not for everyone! However, those who make it are rewarded with some awesome orgasms of the mind LOL!

  3. WOW thank you so much! You’re lovely!

    • rita01tx

      Well, hell, Vancouver-Canuck-Girl! You already know how much I’m invested in your Edward…how could I not share him with my girls LOL!

  4. dpennell007

    All of your recs look good this week! I’m actually getting email updates for Without a Smile since I added Melistories to my follow author list because I’m waiting for her to continue Double Stroller from one of the recent contests. I hadn’t started reading Without a Smile yet. Now I will.

    My companion on the train this week was a rec from jane-with-a-y. I’m not finished yet, but I can tell it’s going to be a favorite: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6629039/15/Bad-Blood

    Bad Blood
    By: LadyExcalibur2010
    Edward Cullen was a man who liked order. He arranged his life into neat little segments, exercising rigid control in all areas of his existence. Then one day, all of it was brought tumbling down by one simple question.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 20 – Words: 57,319 – Reviews: 2,291 – Favs: 2,711 – Follows: 1,053 – Updated: Nov 30, 2011 – Published: Jan 6, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6629039

    • rita01tx

      Double Stroller, Donna darlin’? *perks up ears!* It’s not on her profile yet but I’ve got her on alert, as well, so fingers crossed it will pop up soon!
      LadyExcalibur2010 is an awesome writer! Bad Blood has crossed my path a number of times recently so it’s definitely high on my TBR!

  5. Hi Rita 🙂

    thanks for rec’d, I’m already following Without a smile, and I will add two others to my TBR list. I read from krnycorn Tennis Balls and Sports Bras witch is funny and I follow The Empty bag and wow excellent switch of NM 🙂

    drotuno story is excellent and I love everything by 2brown-eyes, and Bad Blod is excellent 🙂

    I finished Recufacing by NewTwilightFan rec’d last week and can’t wait for more chapters of Monolith, I started My Mate Sage and after 2 chapters I saw that I already read it :).

    After everything whats going on in my country I needed something light

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4874316/1/Work-in-Progress
    AU/AH: Bella, Edward and the usual suspects are adults living in Seattle. They hit it off after a klutzy accident and E awakens B’s ovaries, who never hesitate to voice their pervy opinion in B’s head. Rated M for language and lemons.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 43 – Words: 281,655 – Reviews: 6,547 – Favs: 5,825 – Follows: 3,522 – Updated: Jul 2, 2011 – Published: Feb 19, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 4874316

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11475505/1/A-Gentleman-and-His-Lady
    Edward Cullen meets Bella Swan. She’s the young veterinary nurse who still believes in true love. He’s the tattooed architect who finds himself very taken with the special girl. “There’s something about you… Somehow you’ve got to me, Little Swan.” This is their story of a fairytale romance in a modern world.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 13 – Words: 69,425 – Reviews: 343 – Favs: 444 – Follows: 791 – Updated: Nov 17 – Published: Aug 28 – id: 11475505

  6. I just started yesterday to read A-Gentleman-and-His-Lady and I don’t even stop to review yet 🙂 and it’s in EPOV!

    • rita01tx

      Doin’ your best to tempt me, ain’t ya, Zveka darlin’? Hell’n it just might work LOL! As for what I’m readin’ right this minute, try THIS little jewel Donna rec’d on Facebook!
      Wild Thing by Leola Mae
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9413155/1/Wild-Thing
      Bella’s been looking for something her whole life but she’s never seen it. Does it exist outside her imagination? Edward, ever the dangerous predator, is the embodiment of her every desire. Rated for Mature Audiences due to graphic scenes involving pet play. AH EdwardxBella
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 3 – Words: 3,980 – Reviews: 46 – Favs: 144 – Follows: 91 – Published: Jun 21, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9413155
      It’s a quick read at only 3 chapters and I’ll just say HOTDAYUM!!!

      • dpennell007

        That’s on my favorite list!

        • dpennell007

          Oh and I’m 136 pages into Mr. North. I had to find it on perusing the shelves after all the chatter. It’s pretty funny and sweet at the same time.

          • rita01tx

            Aw, Donna darlin’! I woulda sent you a copy if you’d asked LOL! But I’m glad you found it and are enjoyin’ it as much as I did *fist bump!*

      • Rita I have just one word for this one …. grrrr!!!!

        🙂

        I read it her Angel in the Attic 🙂

        • rita01tx

          Should Edward ever require assistance with his glorious tail, I’ll be more than happy to volunteer ’cause that shit is fuckhawt *grrrrr is right!*
          And I was definitely eyeballin’ Angel in the Attic but the plot sounds kinda familiar somehow…anyway, I won’t be able to resist for long LOL!

          • Angel in the Attic it’s great story 🙂

            • rita01tx

              Uh oh…just read the first chapter *facepalm!* Imma goner now LOL!

            • I just finished this one it’s cute 🙂 and Charlie is too funny …

              https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10396002/1/The-Suitor
              Purchasing his own land is the one thing Edward Cullen wanted most in this world, until he met the neighbor’s daughter.
              Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Western – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 11 – Words: 36,369 – Reviews: 426 – Favs: 593 – Follows: 687 – Updated: 20h ago – Published: Jun 1, 2014 – Status: Complete – id: 10396002

              • rita01tx

                Looks like a good one, Zveka darlin’! Western is one of my favorite genres and it’s only 11 chapters…very doable LOL!

                • it’s cute and sweet Rita

                  • rita01tx

                    Just finished readin’ The Suitor, Zveka darlin’! What a funny, sweet and sexy as hell little story! Thanks for tellin’ me about it…great read *high five!*

                    • 🙂 glad you like it Rita, I just started this one

                      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5457613/1/My-Sweet-Angel
                      After Jake kissed Bella against her will in Eclipse, she can’t forgive him. She decides to accept Edward’s proposal and their relationship is stronger than ever. Jake’s furious and loses his control. Edward drops his boundaries, with unexpected consequences. No Victoria. Lemons
                      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 42 – Words: 271,969 – Reviews: 1,840 – Favs: 1,821 – Follows: 1,166 – Updated: Aug 8, 2013 – Published: Oct 21, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5457613

                      and before i forget Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  7. rita01tx

    Ran outta room to comment LOL! That one is too long for me to start right now but let me know what you think!

    • well the binging of My sweet angel seams great Rita 🙂

      did somebody rec’d this one here? it’s hot 🙂
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8018842/1/The-Neighbor
      “I’m standing here with my face pressed against my door looking through the peephole at my neighbor…I wonder if she knows I’m watching”. BXE PWP One big lemon
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Bella, Edward – Words: 3,433 – Reviews: 79 – Favs: 187 – Follows: 94 – Published: Apr 13, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8018842

      • rita01tx

        First I’ve heard of it, although I am behind on my rec trackin’ from previous posts. Still, that was one fuckhawt little one shot *phew!* Too bad she hasn’t written anything else since 2012!!!

        • dpennell007

          Loved that one! Even though I read and reviewed it in 2013, it didn’t stop me from taking another look!

          I took today off to clean my house and do Thanksgiving prep work for tomorrow, and I don’t want to get out of bed.

          • rita01tx

            Well, Donna darlin’, I mighta gone back and read it again myself…you know, just to be sure I didn’t miss anything important *blush*!
            Ain’t makin’ it home to Texas for Thanksgivin’ again this year *sigh!* I sure miss all the love, laughter and great smells that accompany the most wonderful food my sister and sister-in-law produce, mostly from their own gardens! Many talented cooks, includin’ a professional chef in my nephew, make for short but excellent work of it all and DAYUM I’m makin’ myself homesick just thinkin’ about it *poutyface!*
            Have a wonderful Thanksgivin’, my US ladies *HUGS!*

    • Rita i finished My Sweet Angel … I started to read and after few chapter I saw that I read it before ( need to check my brain ASAP lol) anyway I read it again, it’s great story, great twist of Eclipse and BD, love this Edward 🙂 he is nothing like in the BD.

  8. Hello, Rita. “Through the Blaze” most definitely sounds like a winner! I noticed that Krnycorn also has an AU WIP that’s right up my alley, called “The Empty Bag”:
    After the disastrous birthday party that injured her arm, Bella can see that Edward is pulling away from her. Tired of staying away while Edward distances himself, Bella decides to start the conversation a day earlier than he had planned. But will it change anything? New Moon AU
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11483103/1/The-Empty-Bag
    (Ooh, I see Zveka is all over this one too! Sometimes I wonder what is wrong with my brain that I never get tired of New Moon alternatives…).

    And then “Without a Smile” had me kind of scratching my head until I got to the part where Bella has “aged out of the foster care system”. Something about the plight of those kids has always tugged at my heart, so I will give this one a try too.

    Oh and eewee333 – the “Written in the Stars” you’re reading is not the scifi one by Lissa Bryan (which was fabulous) – right? I’ve been intrigued by other stories from 2 brown-eyes. Is this one AH or AU … care to give us any other hints?

    dpennell007 – I too LOVED melistories’ one-shot “Double Stroller”, from the “Meet the Mate” contest. I’d be so happy if she decided to expand it.
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11421356/1/Double-Stroller-by-melistories
    Your rec of “Bad Blood” snagged my attention, too – can’t go wrong with Lady Excalibur!

    Zveka, thanks for your recs as well. “A Gentleman and His Lady” is definitely going on my TBR list.

    Due to several people raving about “Red Dawn” last week, I have fallen down THAT rabbit hole. I’m glad I was warned about the, er, writing. After a while I was able to see it as just a string of clauses that were not properly separated and/or connected, and as Rita said let my mind fix the punctuation and conjunctions. Sheesh. But he has wonderful ideas and an intriguing, fresh view of the characters, so it’s well worth the reading challenges.

    Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate … I am most definitely grateful for this community of lovely people that share my obsession.

    • rita01tx

      Happy Thanksgivin, Renee darlin’! I’m definitely thankful for Robs~Fantasy and Clairebamboozle keepin’ my brain active with beta work durin’ my “golden” years {although they are both in a funk at the moment…may the drought break soon} and ALL YOU WONDERFUL LADIES who join me every time I post **HUGS!**

    • I love stories by 2brown-eyes, first I read from her is

      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6646963/1/Will-Things-Change
      After Edward leaves in New Moon he & his family receive four books. One book of the past and three books of the future. Will reading the books send Edward racing back to his soul mate sooner or will he continue think that it right to stay away? Text of the books is not copied in the chapters!
      Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 67 – Words: 211,767 – Reviews: 1,657 – Favs: 1,240 – Follows: 510 – Updated: Jun 5, 2011 – Published: Jan 12, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6646963

      and her currant wip is good too
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11586878/1/Love-is-Easy-but-Life-is-Complicated
      Bella’s life had been put on hold while she helped her friend raise her twins. However, a chance encounter at an apple orchard changes everything when she meets the handsome new music teacher in town. The falling in love is easy; the rest is complicated. AH
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 6 – Words: 15,559 – Reviews: 256 – Favs: 194 – Follows: 389 – Updated: 18h ago – Published: Oct 30 – id: 11586878

      • rita01tx

        The plot to Will Things Change sounds very similar to a couple other stories I’ve read, one bein’ Hoping for a Different Tomorrow by Alternatetwilight {read it when she was still TwiFan30}, which I think you rec’d way back in January! Can you tell me if it’s different enough to tempt me???
        Tryin’ to stay away from WIP’s where possible so Love is Easy is just gonna have to wait *sigh!*

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