Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

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Evenin’ ladies!

Anybody else get a secret kick out of watchin’ burned out Bella implode after Edward leaves? *raises hand!*

And how do we feel about a candy sweet Bella with a soft center who melts for a shy, geeky {but gorgeous, of course} Edward? Yeah, I enjoy those…especially the ones with a Nightingale complex LOL!

At the same time, a gun totin’, take no shit Bella absolutely makes my day LMAO! *fist pump!*

So I have one of each for you today, startin’ with…

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6719390/1/What-if-I-Told-You

After nearly a year, Bella finally finds a number for the Cullens in Ithaca, New York. A last minute invitation to a reunion bash at Mike Newton’s, though, leaves Bella drunk, alone, and holding a cell phone. Will a stupid mistake bring them together?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 14 – Words: 69,457 – Reviews: 1,120 – Favs: 1,129 – Follows: 1,015 – Updated: Dec 31, 2012 – Published: Feb 6, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6719390

Bella’s drunken conversation with Carlisle is hilarious!

“Cullen residence,” a melodic and comforting voice answered. He sounded just as she remembered.

“Hello, Cullen Residence,” the voice said again. Bella giggled more, realizing how formal he sounded. He probably had caller ID and knew it was her.

“Helloooo!” she answered, the sing-song sound of her own voice sending her into a fit of laughter.

“Bella, where are you? Are you alright?”

“I’m in Mike Newton’s pantry. Where are you?” Another fit of laughter overtook her.

Carlisle began to answer, but Bella stopped him mid-sentence. “I’m fiiiine, Carlisle, don’t you worry. Did you know that the Jolly Green Giant is almost naked? On a freakin can of vegetables!”

Carlisle couldn’t find any humor in Bella’s comment, not considering the state she was obviously in. To him, the most important thing was finding out if she was safe or not. “I wasn’t aware of that, Bella. Now, can you tell me what’s going on?”

“You know, you’re just hot! I’ve always thought…your hair is like, so perfect, and your body…you’re just so…so…hot!” She laughed and fanned herself. Her cheeks flushed and she thought about Edward, his hands, his lips and…she just told her his father… “Oh shit…I mean, shoot, I’m sorry, Edward…I mean, Carlisle. Shit!”

“Bella, you’re confused. This is all very normal. You must understand the changes alcohol produces in your body when…”

She hiccuped and then giggled. “You said boobie.”

“I said ‘body,’ Bella,” he clarified. The peanut gallery behind him was already having trouble reigning in their laughter.

Bella laughed louder. “No, you didn’t! You said boobie! Carlisle Cullen said boobie!”

He smiled, but sighed. “Bella, please.” He could hear laughter behind him, and fearing Bella might become emotional if she knew she was being broadcasted, he spoke softly and admonished his audience. They were begging him to put her on speakerphone, but he shook his head.

Until it’s not…

She laid the phone at her side as she clutched her knees close, holding in the pain that burned through her chest. They were calling her name. She could hear them, all of them, but she didn’t have the strength anymore. Why had she called?

Why had she ever thought this was a good idea?

Then something dawned on her. She picked up the phone slowly, praying she was wrong. “Is he there? Please, tell me he’s not.”

Silence followed. For minutes, no one spoke; Bella held her breath. There was shuffling and whispers, but then, just nothing. Without warning, a long broken sob pierced the silence.

“I’m here, Bella.”

And then her whole world broke apart.

Just so you know, Bella tears each and every Cullen a new one before the dust settles!

Oh, and this Charlie says fuck…a lot LMAO!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11724402/1/After-Hours

A late, anxious patient. A compassionate nurse. What happens when comfort becomes something else?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 4 – Words: 10,547 – Reviews: 851 – Favs: 823 – Follows: 1,263 – Updated:Jan 20 – Published: Jan 10 – id: 11724402

After Hours is the latest jewel in Edward’s Eternal’s crown of fabulous fics!

I glanced at my watch. He’d been in there for over thirty minutes. Usually, they were done in about twenty minutes or less.

What was taking so long?

I went down the hall, pausing outside the door. There were no noises coming from the room, the lights were on; no movie was playing. I knocked gently, waiting until I heard his quiet voice telling me to come in.

He was sitting on the edge of the table. He had changed into scrubs. His chest was bare, the light gleaming off his skin. A dusting of coppery-colored hair was scattered on his chest and arms; the color lighter than the bright bronzy-red on his head. A magazine was beside him, closed, his glasses sitting on the cover and his posture dejected. One hand was in his hair tugging away.

I shut the door and moved over to him. “Edward,” I began in a soft voice, pulling his hand from his poor hair. “Are you okay? Maybe you want to reschedule?”

His hand grasped mine like a lifeline. His eyes spoke volumes. Worry, sadness and pain-filled green met my gaze.

“Can I call someone for you?” I murmured, holding his hand tight.

He shook his head. “I have a lump,” he whispered, looking down at his crotch.

“They’re going to remove it, and there might be, um, side effects.” He drew in a deep breath and suddenly started speaking so fast I could barely keep up. “I want kids. I want a family. I want a wife and house and everything everyone else has. This might be my only chance if something happens, but I can’t seem to do it. Nothing is working!” By the end of his little diatribe, he was almost shouting. “I can never do anything right!”

“Hey.” I stepped forward, hating his distress. “It’ll be fine. You’re putting too much pressure on yourself. Reschedule and come back another time, before your operation. You can make the arrangements to do this is the privacy of your own home, as well.” I smiled encouragingly at him. “Lots of men do that. This isn’t the most, ah, stimulating environment.”

His eyes were wide and panicked. I wanted to stop the panic and make him feel better. I buried my hand into his hair, caressing the tortured strands gently. Closing his eyes, he leaned into my touch with a soft sigh, and my heart contracted at his sudden vulnerability. He seemed so…lost.

I shook my head. I was acting even more unprofessionally than before. I began to withdraw my hand and step back when his eyes flew open. “No! Please!”

Suddenly, I was enveloped in his arms. His embrace was firm, and he held me tight.

My arms wound around him, holding just as secure. Somehow, I sensed this was what he needed. For a minute, we were quiet as he stayed locked in my embrace, his head resting on my chest. I felt the dampness of tears against my skin and I drew back, lifting his head. His eyes stared at me, guileless and open.

“I’m scared, Bella,” he confessed. “I’m sorry to do this. But I’m scared.” He shuddered out a deep breath. “And I’m all alone.”

My hands tightened on his shoulders, his skin bare and tense under my fingers. Our eyes held as the air around us changed. The clinical room melted away and all that remained was him. Me. His warm skin and my suddenly fast heartbeat.

“Edward,” I breathed. “It will be okay. I promise.”

That “all alone” just killed me *whimper!* Bella, too, which brings her to his room after his operation!

He shifted with a sigh. I sat beside him, holding his hand while reaching up with my free one to run my fingers through his unruly hair. He closed his eyes, a long exhale of air escaping his mouth as he relaxed.

His breathing turned tranquil and even as he fell into sleep. His grip on my hand didn’t lessen, though. I lost track of time as I sat beside him, stroking his hair and finding a deep satisfaction in the knowledge I was somehow comforting him. At one point, I shifted a little to get more comfortable and his eyes flew open, panicked.

“Shh, Edward. I’m right here.”

He smiled and held my hand tighter, his eyes already closing again.

“Forever,” he mumbled.

Then he was asleep.

1…2…3…Awwwwwww!

~oOo~

Rob Attack

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11665991/1/Antique-Love

Edward Cullen is a shy, antique store owner with a problem. Someone thinks he has something that doesn’t belong to him, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. With the help of Port Angeles detective, Bella Swan, can they solve the case and find love? Rated M for violence, language, and other stuff.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Chapters: 6 – Words: 22,351 – Reviews: 153 – Favs: 85 – Follows: 107 – Updated: Jan 19 – Published: Dec 13, 2015 – id: 11665991

Bella hasn’t had much luck with her partners but things were about to change, hopefully for the better!

“Swan! In my office now!” Captain Banner hollered, and I muttered a quiet oath under my breath as I shoved my chair away from the desk and slowly walked to the Captain’s office.

“Stay calm, Swan,” one of my co-workers advised, and I nodded my head before taking a deep breath. The last thing I wanted, or needed, was to get written up for insubordination and end up with a mark on my pristine record.

Pausing for a moment outside the door, I took another deep breath before knocking.

Banner’s deep voice told me to come in, so I opened the door and walked into his office and found a giant bear of a guy with dark hair, standing near the windows.

I knew, without a doubt, the guy was going to be my partner. I’d been through four of them in the eight months since I’d made detective. My last partner had moved to Florida to be with some girl he’d met on the Internet, two of them had refused to work with a female partner, and the other one had just been an asshole.

Banner motioned for me to take a seat, so I did, watching as the giant man turned around and flashed me a grin.

“Swan, this is Emmett McCarty. He’s your new partner. Try not to drive this one away,” Captain Banner said in a tired voice, and my fists clenched as I bit back the comments that wanted to leave my mouth.

“Yes, sir,” I replied in a curt tone as I made my way toward his office door. I just barely refrained from slamming it shut.

“Charming guy,” McCarty said dryly once the door was closed, and we walked toward the bullpen that housed all of our desks.

“Yeah, he’s a fucking peach,” I replied as I led McCarty over to our two desks that were in the corner. One was covered in post-it notes, packs of gum, random pieces of paper, and more pens than necessary while the other was clean and empty.

Pointing toward it, I told McCarty that was his desk as I took a seat back at my messy desk and began to sort through the files sitting on it.

“Thanks,” he said with a slight Southern accent, and I nodded my head.

Twenty minutes of silence went by before we got a call out to a robbery in progress. I grabbed my coat, my phone, and the car keys, barely making sure to see if McCarty was following me. I was used to being on my own and doing things my own way, so it was up to him to catch up with me.

I always hated the awkwardness that came with getting a new partner, and I really hated going into a potentially dangerous situation with someone I didn’t know. I’d have his back no matter what, and I could only hope he’d have mine if things went badly.

In the meantime, Edward is enjoyin’ his brand new antique store until…

A few hours after lunch, just as I was about to close the shop, the door chimed, and I saw a rather greasy looking man in a suit walk through the door. Something about the man put me on high alert, and I watched him like a hawk as he approached the counter and stared at the locked cases behind it that housed some expensive coins.

“I’m looking for some certain coins, well, really, just one specific coin. I was wondering, by chance, if you happened to have one or a lead on where I could find it,” he said with a smarmy smile, and a shiver ran up my spine.

“What are you looking for exactly?”

“A Flowing Hair dollar,” he said, and I just stared at him. The Flowing Hair dollar was the first dollar coin issued by the U.S. federal government, minted in 1794 and again in 1795. There were roughly one hundred and thirty of them still around, and the last I heard, one of them sold at auction for over ten million dollars. Why on earth this guy thought a small-time antique dealer like me would have one was beyond me.

“I certainly don’t have anything like that,” I told him. “The only places you’ll find that are either at a large auction house like Sotheby’s or by a private seller. Now, if you’re looking for something like two-cent pieces from the 19th century or an 1800 draped bust heraldic eagle half dime, then I can help you.”

“Are you sure?” he asked, leaning in, and I caught a whiff of garlic and coffee on his breath. It was enough to make me almost gag.

“Believe me, I’d know if I had a Flowing Hair dollar lying around.”

The man stared at me, and I stared right back, completely unnerved but refusing to let it show.

“Well, if you find a lead on one, can you give me a call? I’m willing to pay dearly. The name’s Demitri Voltaire,” he said, taking a business card out of a gold case and setting it down on the counter.

“Sure, but the chances are pretty slim that I’ll hear anything,” I told him, taking the card. “You might have better luck at a larger store in some place like Seattle.”

The man thanked me and walked out of the door, and I felt a sense of relief as soon as he was gone. Something about that guy was off, and it creeped me out that he was in here looking for a coin that a small-time antiquities guy like me would never have, and if he had done any research on that coin, he would have known that.

Well, that doesn’t bode well for our Edward, does it?

Hope you enjoy this week’s selection!

Happy Friday, y’all!

Rita

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28 responses to “Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

  1. bevey99

    Can’t wait to see where sweet nurse Bella and shy/nerd Edward go in After Hours.. I was excited that she decided to continue it. 😉
    And, of course I added the other 2 asap. Drunk Bella sounds fun. Humm cop Bella instead of Edward – sounds promising.
    I’m sure that, again, I’m way behind on reading this one. But I read it in less than 20 hours. F’n awesome. NOT SWEET AT ALL. And, it looks like it took her years to write. ???? But soooo good. The beginning does not reflect the ending, but I won’t say more.
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5447521/1/House-of-the-Horde
    House of the Horde
    By: Raggdolly
    Bella endures the dark side of LA. After being abducted and taken into the Hollywood Hills, she learns that humans are not at the top of the food chain. Can she escape or will she fall victim to a treacherous vampire? OOC/Dark Themes/No rape. Outtakes included.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Suspense/Horror – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 37 – Words: 145,315 – Reviews: 2,198 – Favs: 1,324 – Follows: 1,528 – Updated: Jun 17, 2014 – Published: Oct 16, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5447521

    • rita01tx

      Ah, yes! House of the Horde…I remember it well *shudder!* Sends shivers down my spine to this very day, Zveka darlin’! Deliciously dark fic that keeps you guessin’ and wonderin’ even after the last page!

  2. dpennell007

    After Hours is great. Edward’s Eternal can’t go wrong. I just bookmarked Antique Love – looks great!

    I’m 2 chapters away from finishing the excellent Diary of an Ugly Girl, which I had to read because I liked Alaska by the same author so much: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6469320/1/Diary-of-an-Ugly-Girl

    Diary of an Ugly Girl
    By: Anton M
    Complete. Follow Bella as she grows from a bullied little girl into a sassy young woman. After all, it’s not about what you’re looking at, it’s about what you see. An unorthodox story about best friends and their journey. Humor/Angst/Friendship/Romance. AH.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Friendship/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 289,228 – Reviews: 1,517 – Favs: 1,235 – Follows: 988 – Updated: Aug 1, 2014 – Published: Nov 11, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 6469320

    And I don’t know if you followed the Fic Sisters, but they are closing up shop. They had good recs and author interviews over the past 2 years.
    http://ficsisters.com/2016/01/10/parting-is-such-sweet-sorrow/

    • rita01tx

      Damn, I really need to get busy and read some Anton M stories, Donna darlin’! The more I promise myself, the more distracted I get with other stories {and RobPorn, of course} *facepalm!*
      Yeah, I saw on Facebook that they were packin’ up and shuttin’ it down but it was great while it lasted!

  3. Hey, speaking of shutting down, please tell me you have staying power? I’ll be a fic reading Twihard for life, and hate seeing things end…So please, Rita love,! Stay! Also? What If I Told You is one of my all-time faves…can’t remember how many times I’ve read it. Makes cry and laugh and say go get ’em Bella!

    • rita01tx

      I’d love to promise I’ll be here forever, Robbie darlin’, but I just turned 68 and, as you can see from my reply to Bev, cracks are startin’ to show! That bein’ said, y’all know I love bringin’ new/old fics to your attention as much as you love gettin’ ’em so I’ll be doin’ that long as my bwainz keep functionin’ and my fingers remember how to type LMAO!

  4. I’m so late. But, I saw your recs and I remembered reading What if I Told You, but I couldn’t remember the details. I went to have a quick look-see and am now rereading it, lol. I’m on chapter 9. I remember enjoying the angsty story, but thinking it was sort of an abrupt ending. The nurse fic is kinda calling to me. I can tell I’m going to love it. I’m adding the bad-ass, gun-toting Bella fic to my list as well. Great variety.
    BEV, I have been meaning to read Horde for freakin ever. Thank you for the reminder. And DONNA, I was sad to see the FicSisters post. I will miss their recs and reviews. I hope writers are still out there, inspired enough by our beloved characters that there will still be new and quality Twific to sustain our appetites.
    I’m currently reading Edward’s Eternal Kiss, by EZRockAngel. I think Rita rec’d it here a while back if I’m not mistaken. Wow, there was quite a surprise in the plot I did not see coming. Apparently, I’m not half done yet, so who knows what else is in store. Last week I finished up Creature of Habit, which I loved. Creatures of Habit, the sequel, I had to vomit to finishing. I’m glad I saw it through, and it was ok, but I much preferred part 1.

    • rita01tx

      Yeah, Bev rec’d Creature of Habit back in December, Kay darlin’! And I so agree about the sequel! Could not finish it for love nor money!
      Don’t know where I mentioned Edward’s Eternal Kiss by Rob’s Hand Monkey but I was rereadin’ it from her blog waaay back in February of 2015!
      Do you maybe mean Daedelus in Exile by EZRocks angel?
      {If so, I don’t feel so bad about my senior moment now LMAO!}

      • Oops! I meant Rob’s Hand Monkey. Yes I’m reading that now. But I have EZRocks Angel on the brain because I read Daedelus and COH, pretty much back to back. I think you mentioned EEK a few months back in a thread not sure. It may have been the discussion where we were talking about how to pdf or otherwise convert files. I have the off with the pretty pics. Pain in the butt on the Kindle because the print size, but I’m enjoying the story thus far.

        • rita01tx

          Yes it was, Kay darlin’! After a little research, I found it all on the Thanksgivin’ thread…great discussions on that post *high five!*

  5. I just finished a VERY AU called Dream A Little Dream by nothing left. What a surprisingly different and interesting twist, I LOVED it. I’m trying another one of hers, The End, The Beginning. So excited to find some old, amazing fanfic! Just thought I’d share…..:-)

    • rita01tx

      Oh, boy! I FLUV it when you guys bring me new authors *squeee!*
      Here’s the link so we can all check her out:
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4057475/1/Dream-a-Little-Dream
      Bella is known for her vivid dreams. What happens after she is changed and no longer has sleep as an escape for her ‘freaky’ brain? Will her mind find another way to cope? This story tells of how Bella changes- once she’s changed. Continuing my ExB fics
      Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Chapters: 35 – Words: 52,244 – Reviews: 2,744 – Favs: 1,048 – Follows: 522 – Updated: Jun 19, 2008 – Published: Feb 7, 2008 – Status: Complete – id: 4057475

    • Oh, nee to me. Adding to my list, thanks!

  6. Hi Rita, thanks for rec’d, I read already What-if-I-Told-You, but long ago, i will need to re read this one, I follow After Hours (excellent) and I will put Antique Love on my TBR list.
    Didn’t read House of Horde and this one seams scary, and I will need to add to my list Diary of an Ugly Girl and Dream A Little Dream, Edward’s Eternal Kiss is already on my list 🙂
    finished Kay’s rec’d from last week, this was funny read 🙂
    Actually I’m in the middle of drotuno Blood and Glory and wow!

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6755101/1/Gravity-Series-1-Blood-Glory
    The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Canon couples. AH/AU. Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 33 – Words: 302,953 – Reviews: 4,523 – Favs: 3,610 – Follows: 1,343 – Updated: Jun 25, 2011 – Published: Feb 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6755101
    I’m following this one too
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11715105/33/High-Expectations
    My name is Bella Swan. I’m 32 and still single. While all my friends have settled down and started their families, I’m still hanging around, looking for Mr. Right. I blame books; they’ve ruined me and gave me unrealistically high expectations of what my perfect man should be like. How am I supposed to settle down when no one I meet matches up to my book boyfriends?
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 33 – Words: 16,760 – Reviews: 1,317 – Favs: 267 – Follows: 465 – Updated: Jan 23 – Published: Jan 5 – id: 11715105

    • rita01tx

      Hi, Zveka darlin’! Drotuno’s Gravity series is one of those epic reads I simply have no time for but hope to have…someday *le sigh!*
      High Expectations is one I’m waitin’ for to complete, as well *high five!*

      • Blood and Glory stayed so long on my list and after reading Nature of Love from drotuno I just stayed with her stories on my kindle 🙂 Rita, High Expectations have shorts chapters easy to follow every day 🙂

  7. dpennell007

    Blood & Glory is on my favorite list. Excellent story! If you’re talking about Kay’s rec Heatwave, I just started that last night. I already can tell I’m going to like it.

    • Hmm non I was talking about How to Win Back the Love of Your Existence but I read Heatwave two weeks ago and it’s great story with canon Edward 🙂

      did you read all 3 Gravity sories Donna? are the two others are goods as B&G?

      • dpennell007

        I read them all, but the first was my favorite by far.

        • Were the other two…good? I’ve been putting off reading this series, and CaraNo’s Grand Trilogy forever. I definitely want to read them, but I read kind of slow and the multi-fic commitment has had me pushing these two adored fandom faves down my list. I keep waiting for a vacation or something to jump in. I had other intentions, but maybe I’ll push it up my list. Have you read CaraNo’s series? Did you like it? Oh, and yes How to Win Back the Love of Your Existence is humour gold!

          • dpennell007

            The other 3! were definitely good, and worth reading. I was just trying to figure out why I didn’t review chapter by chapter until the second chapter of the 4th, and I think I may have read the first three as PDF downloads from her blog – then never went back to thank her.

            I only read the first one of CaraNo’s Grand Trilogy, but she has some stories I’ve read multiple times like ‘Simply Edward’.

            Heatwave is the one I just started, but I’ll add HtWBtLoYE to my list for sure.

            • rita01tx

              I read CaraNo’s Grand Tale and Grand Vendetta but gave up when she pulled them and combined everything into one, three-part fic simply called Grand. And I only managed to pdf Grand Tale (93 chapters marked complete). Because of all the faffin’ around with pullin’ and combinin’, I’m not sure that colored my opinion of the story ’cause I’m not exactly enamored with her Mobward!

              • Hmm, I just checked my kindle, and it does look like a confusing situation I’ve got going on with the Grand series. I’ve got the all-in-one, plus some separate. A headache. I’ll probably give it a go, but some other time. I typically veer away from mobward fics. I read a couple of great ones though. As for Gravity, I will push it up the list. Three sequels is hellacious, but on your recs, I’ll make sure I don’t discount them. Thank you for the feedback ladies.

            • Thanks Donna, Blood and Glory is excellent so far, will see for the rest of the stories in Gravity.
              I didn’t read Grand by CaraNo, usually I’m not too much in mafia stories, but as you I read her others stories and I read some of them several times.

              • rita01tx

                It really was, Kay darlin’! Edward was too precious for words and I was so happy when Bella gave him a chance! So many wouldn’t let him get past the first words out of his mouth! Of course, it didn’t hurt that he was absolutely gorgeous *swoon!*

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