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ROB ATTACK

Evenin’, ladies!

And a very HAPPY 4th OF JULY to our friends in the United States!

 

ROB ATTACK

Mighta taken awhile for the spirit to move me again but, when it did, it totally kicked my ass!

In fact, we’re 3 for 3 this post…3 WIPs for those of us who enjoy the chase and 3 COMPLETE fics for you WIP wussies…you know who you are LOL!

First up is a collaboration between Planetblue and Honeybee Meadow, postin’ as BlueMeadow! The visuals these two paint with their words leave me speechless, I kid you not!ROB ATTACK(banner by Mina Rivera)

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12965796/1/Point-Shoot

Two people. Two houses. One field. Sometimes anger is so much better than sorrow.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 11 – Words: 20,065 – Reviews: 961 – Favs: 398 – Follows: 943 – Updated: Jul 2 – Published: Jun 11 – id: 12965796

Empty cup in hand, my bare feet felt the dead hay that had flattened in the night, and I cursed my brain as it switched automatically from peacefulness to combat mode, senses high and on alert. It’s my job to follow screamed my old sense. It’s not your job anymore cried my new one. I went down that lane anyway as I heard the repeated sounds of movement and something that I was relieved sounded like an animal, but I stopped short when I heard murmurs of. . . something else.

I inched forward, accompanied only by the listing sound of my own movement until my heart jumped in my throat as the next sound met my ears.

Was that a human voice?

I paused before continuing, my soft gait changing and beginning its learned shuffle, ignoring the prick of the sharp ends of dead grass that cut my feet. They stayed close to the ground on instinct, instead of stepping because that’s what you do. You never know what or who you might be stepping on. The shuffling sound also served as a warning to give whatever demon that lay in wait in front of me the chance to leave. My head snapped up a moment later in the direction of a sound on my right, and I left the path, my body slicing through the tall grass.

The sound came again from out in front of me, something or someone caught there in the shoulder-high grasses. I pushed apart the wall in front of me with one hand but saw nothing, so I went further in, the sound of the weeds swishing closed behind me, trapping me in and revealing what I’d instinctively felt needed to be found.

A circle had formed, the flattened grass much like the path that I followed to get here, but an area I couldn’t see from the porch. And in that circle, was a girl.

She was curled there, in a white sort of dress that didn’t match the era we were in. Her hair was in chaos, tangled on the trampled hay, and there was a smudge of dirt on her cheek. She lay completely still, and my first thought was that I hoped she wasn’t dead, but I knew something had made the sounds. I studied her a moment to see if I could detect any sort of life, and then something moved, but it wasn’t her. I squinted and craned my neck to figure out what it was, what my mind was trying to show me, and then I saw.

Nestled in her arms was a brown fawn, its tiny, shivering body snuggled up against her. I stared at it as it stared at me, and suddenly the thing turned, concentrating on the girl who was whispering to it, smiling at it. And fuck me if that animal wasn’t smiling back at her. Then the unnatural mother holding this animal turned, and her hair shifted, forming a halo around her with little white flowers and green bits of foliage caught in its web. It was a sight so natural in its unnaturalness, so worthy of existing, I nearly choked.

I felt dizzy, nauseous at the fact that for the first time in months, I wished for the camera that I’d amputated from my life because I knew that this would’ve been the one picture I’d hang on that goddamned wall.

It would have captured life, not death.

~oOo~

As if one fantastic collaboration wasn’t enough, Tufano79 and Heartfortwilight have teamed up to provide a story rife with drama, angst and romance! ROB ATTACK

(banner by HeartforTwilight Productions)

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12989723/1/Fire-Of-Your-Soul

In the blink of an eye, your world can change. You can experience the greatest happiness … or succumb to the world’s worst pain, losing someone that had no reason to die … COLLABORATION WITH HEARTFORTWILIGHT!

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Words: 6,683 – Reviews: 60 – Favs: 119 – Follows: 190 – Published: 18h ago – id: 12989723

Other fire stations and crews were on scene and as soon as the engine stopped, Edward was out the door and picked up his ax. He went over to the chief in charge and listened to the game plan for fighting the fire. After telling different crews to handle different parts of the fire, he turned to Edward and the team from Station 17. “Station 17, we need to you to go to the top two floors and look for anyone who may be trapped there. We don’t have a lot of time men, so get in and get out as soon as possible,” the chief said.

Edward looked at Marcus. “Let’s get in there.”

Putting on their self-contained breathing apparatus, which only holds thirty minutes of air, they walked up the steps and through the doors. Stepping into the thick black smoke, they went to the stairs and headed up. They would go to the fifth floor and work their way down.

Edward placed his hand on the door before opening it and even though it was warm, it was not hot, which indicated that a fire was on the other side, but not enough to cause a backdraft. Pushing open the door, Edward and Marcus walked into the hallway.

“You take the left and I will take the right. Keep in contact,” Edward commanded.

Edward and Marcus made quick, but safe checks of the apartment, yelling out that they were firemen and to scream if they trapped. It was hard to hear anything over the roar of the fire, but that didn’t stop them from trying. Edward had reached the end of the hall, he tested the door and busted it in. The room was engulfed in flames, lapping up the walls to the ceiling, dancing in a glowing, deadly dance.

“Fire department! Call out! I’m here to help you,” Edward yelled.

Listening carefully, he heard a faint cry coming from the back corner of the building. He took off towards the sound and when he got there, the doorway was fully engulfed in fire. Looking into the room, he saw a young woman standing by the window, trying to pull it open.

“Miss, don’t do that,” Edward yelled, but it was too late.

The woman got the window open, which allowed the wind and oxygenated air to rush into the room, causing the fire to become an inferno. The wind blew around the room and the fire blasted around the room towards her, pushing her out the window by its force.

Edward barged through the fire, not even thinking about himself, only the woman who needed his help and ran to the window, catching her hand before she fell. “I’ve got you,” he yelled.

“Don’t let me die, please,” she cried hysterically, scrambling and trying to pull herself up.

“I am not letting you go, but you need to give me your other hand.”

The young woman tried to reach up with her other arm, but she didn’t have the strength to do so. Suddenly, there was a violent explosion on the floor below causing the building to shake. Edward lost his firm grip on her hand and was only hanging on by her fingers.

No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t regain the strong hold he had before, but she began to slip, inch by inch. “Please! Please!” she screamed.

Edward looked into the tear-filled eyes of the young woman, his grip failed and she began to fall through the smoke and fire.

~oOo~

A new fic by Michaelmas54 popped up in my inbox the other day and, if you’ve read any of her other stories, you’ll understand why I mighta squealed and broke out into the Snoopy dance of joy LOL!ROB ATTACK(banner by BlondeMel)

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12989225/1/Mysterious-Graffiti

Knowing something terrible about the future but being unable to warn anyone about what’s going to happen without risking your own existence is the dilemma facing Edward Cullen, but he decides to take that risk because for once in his life he cares. There’s a stealthy build-up to an exciting climax for our Twilight characters and the story is rated M for all the usual reasons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Supernatural/Drama – Edward – Words: 6,105 – Reviews: 38 – Favs: 36 – Follows: 74 – Published: Jul 3 – id: 12989225

He’d come out here to think and hopefully make sense of the disturbing information he’d learned several hours ago. He’d got over the initial shock and had almost come to terms with it, but now he had to decide what to do about what he’d learned, which if true, would be life-changing.

He had no reason to doubt the person who had inadvertently disclosed what she had obviously been trying to keep from him, but what to do with that knowledge was what was tearing him apart. How could he carry on with his day-to-day life and function like a normal person knowing what he now knew? How could he tell anyone else what he knew without disclosing a part of his life that he kept private?

Most importantly though, if he told anyone, who in their right mind would believe him?

He placed his head in his hands and squeezed his temples as if he was trying to erase from his brain what he had learned, but he realized that he would never be able to forget, or even ignore what he now knew. The only decision he had to make was to either do something or do nothing, and if it was something, what to do and how to do it, and also whether taking that proactive decision would have an irreversible impact on his own life. He laughed to himself then as whether or not he did anything at all, his life was going to change whichever road he took.

He’d spent most of his life trying not to stand out, doing everything he could not to be noticed; in other words he had successfully avoided becoming ‘someone’. He was supremely talented at his craft but he had never sought fame; he just wanted to live a mediocre and anonymous life in the shadows. He was happier with his life now than he had  been at any other period, but already he had accepted that whatever decision he made, he would have to re-think his future sooner rather than later and that knowledge depressed him greatly because for once he had a purpose; something to live for; something that made him happy.

He sighed as he reached over to the ignition switch and flipped it up. Instantly the boat’s motor sprang to life and filled the air with a deafening roar, which after the peace and tranquility of the previous hours sounded harsh and abrasive to his ears. His long, slim fingers gripped the smooth, polished steering wheel which was icy to the touch, but he ignored the pain as his mind was still fixed on his unresolved problem.

As the boat picked up speed, he had to turn sharply to avoid hitting a buoy that he hadn’t spotted until he was almost on top of it as its warning light had been smashed. As he passed it on his left, he noticed that it had been vandalised by someone who obviously didn’t like a local politician, as a derogatory message had been painted onto the floats. His boat made an impressive spray as it swerved out of the way and he spun around the buoy several times to make note of its serial number so he could report it to the authorities, but also for a bit of fun as he enjoyed performing ‘donuts’, especially if he had passengers he wanted to impress.

As the beautiful white and silver craft bounced across Elliott Bay heading towards land, the bitter morning air stung his face and ruffled his already unkempt hair. But he wasn’t concentrating on the journey as the first seeds of an idea were starting to gather momentum in his head. As the outline expanded and became in his mind achievable, he began to feel tentatively hopeful that for the first time since he’d run from her to the jetty he may have found an answer to his dilemma.

If what he was contemplating were possible, it would need careful planning and preparation and he would need to be stealthy and secretive, but it could possibly be the only chance he had to do something, and he had come to the conclusion that whatever the consequences for himself, he had to do something.

~oOo~

There are only 2 authors I read on STARS and Heartfortwilight is one of them! This is another of her mafia fics I couldn’t resist so, if you love Mobwards, you won’t wanna miss Defiance!ROB ATTACK(banner (by HeartforTwilight Productions)

https://www.starslibrary.net/viewstory.php?sid=11797

Carlisle Cullen is ruthless Don of the Cullen Crime Family, but his wife Esme doesn’t want this life for their son Edward.  Running away and starting a new life and new identity, will they have a happy, safe life or will Carlisle find them?  E&B HEA

Categories: TwilightCanon Pairings

Characters: Bella/Edward
Genre: Drama
Chapters: 23 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 42347 Read Count: 44276
Published: 12 Mar 2017 Updated: 29 Apr 2018

The mansion was dark, and, for the first time in weeks, Esme was left alone. She had planned for this moment for what felt like eternity, stashing away money, fake ids, birth certificates, and clothes. She would be changing both her and Edward’s expensive clothes for something simpler and comfortable. Before grabbing the handle of the suitcase, she took off her wedding rings, and laid them on the dresser. Looking at the huge diamond ring, she couldn’t remember one second that she enjoyed wearing it. She would no longer be under Carlisle Cullen’s control, and she would not allow her son to grow up to be part of this life. She had lost how many times Carlisle had come home, dripping in someone’s blood. She had learned after several beatings to never question what had happened or where he had been. She was supposed to be the perfect Don’s wife at all times. Slipping out the side door, she got behind the wheel of the car and drove away with a silent prayer that this would be the beginning of a bright, safe future for her and Edward.

She cautiously drove towards the outskirts of Chicago where she had stashed a clean car. If there was anything she learned from the evil Carlisle Cullen was how to buy something under the radar. She had been witness to many illegal dealings, drugs, guns, prostitution, just to name a few. Carlisle’s guy who cooked his books, Bobby “B”, had, on several occasions, talked about how they would purchase a clean car to do a job. She had also learned where to get fake ids and other fake documents, which she had done for herself and Edward. Purchasing a new wardrobe of clothes and new toys for Edward, had also been done and placed in the waiting car. As of today, they were no longer Esme and Edward Cullen, but Maria and Tony Masen.

Pulling up beside the car, she surveyed the area for anything out of the ordinary. When she felt everything was safe, she got out, and got Edward from his car seat.

“Are you ready for a trip, my love?”

Edward giggled and blew spit bubbles, his large sparkling green eyes so full of expression.

Even though Esme was scared about what the future, she knew that she needed to get Edward far away from Carlisle. Carlisle had already started planning when he was going to begin Edward’s training. Esme didn’t say anything, but she heard some of the vile, ruthless, and disturbing things that they would have Edward do to groom him into a cutthroat future Don. She knew then that she had to take Edward and disappear.

~oOo~

Even a die-hard angst h00r like me needs lighter fare to break the cycle and high school Edward and Bella do that for me. Lover of the Light is a fic I’ve actually enjoyed twice so I thought it was time to share it with you!ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/11245905/1/Lover-Of-The-Light

“There’s this new girl in town. I call her Brightside. Emmett likes her, but he says she smells like trees. I think she smells good, like lavender… anyway, I think she’s going to have my baby.” A story about a boy who made a mistake. Or two. AU-AH, short chapters/frequent updates.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 43 – Words: 82,506 – Reviews: 1,428 – Favs: 879 – Follows: 1,001 – Updated: May 2 – Published: May 13, 2015 – Status: Complete – id: 11245905

She turns it up, and music about knowing the truth about friendship helps calm my nerves as she drops down on the bed beside me.

I take a hit. I lift the bowl and look to her as the smoke hits the back of my throat.

Bella’s eyes are low, and she looks like she’s a little too drunk to think clearly. The eyeliner under her left eye is a little smeared, but she still looks pretty with the shadows on her face. Her strawberry red, brown hair is a little frizzy, but it still looks soft and smells like vanilla and lavender. It’s not even a cheap vanilla, it’s sweeter but not so pungent. Like French Vanilla.

She doesn’t need to get high, but that’s why we came here. At least, that’s why she wants to be here. I just don’t want to say goodbye yet.

I pass the bong to her, and she has to tuck her hair behind her ears before she places her lips over the mouthpiece. I light the bowl for her, and wait until she fills the chamber before lifting the metal from the glass piece.

She blows smoke between her lips slowly and soundless, and I find myself licking my own as I watch her.

“How old are you?” I mentally palm my face once I realize what I’ve said.

She looks up at me, smirking. “Um … Sixteen. Why? You going to tell me that you’re really thirty?”

I clear my throat, averting my gaze to stare down at my red and black plaid ruffled sheets. “No, I’m sixteen. I was just curious.”

She looks around the room again and lays back to rest on her elbows, biting her lip as she scans her eyes over the shelf above our heads. “Do you like baseball?”

I shake my head, leaning back on my elbows to rest beside her.

“My dad played. I like to watch sometimes, but I can’t play.”

She tilts her head back. “Can’t?”

I nod, not really in the mood to elaborate. Everything is a little hazy, and I keep looking at her lips and her cheeks and forgetting what I mean to talk about.

I notice a lot about Bella that I didn’t before.

She has three freckles in a row speckled along her left cheek that I didn’t see before but can’t stop looking at now in the cheap yellow lamp lighting in my room.

Not only is she the first girl I’ve ever invited in my room, but she’s also the first girl to sit on my bed and it’s all I keep thinking about.

I’m not an amateur.

I’ve kissed girls, and then I’ve done things…other things with them. Sex and girls don’t make me nervous. She does.

I don’t want to use Bella.

I mean, I do. But I don’t want to give her back.

I want to kiss Bella. I want to do so much to her. But tonight isn’t nearly enough, and I’m afraid that if I get to kiss her now I might not get to do it again.

Maybe it’s because I’m an idiot, or maybe it’s because I’m drunk. Maybe it’s because I’m high and I’m typical teenage-boy-minded. Maybe it’s because Brightside’s lips are too close to think, but it seems worth risking when I catch her looking at my lips too.

I close my eyes and whisper, “Fuck it.”

~oOo~

My last rec is also a high school E/B fic with one helluva twist!  I’ve read this one at least three time and can’t believe I’ve never brought it to your attention before…rectifyin’ that situation right now!ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/4623382/1/Legacy

Edward is used to living life as a solitary teenager until he moves to Washington & reluctantly makes friends. When everything seems to be going right, his world is torn apart by a long-kept secret that leaves him questioning everything he’s ever known.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Humor – Edward – Chapters: 50 – Words: 335,653 – Reviews: 2,937 – Favs: 1,494 – Follows: 1,486 – Updated: Dec 17, 2014 – Published: Oct 29, 2008 – Status: Complete – id: 4623382

This long ass excerpt is because Edward’s relationship with Charlie cracks me the fuck up. See if you can keep a straight face!

Bella found a note on the kitchen table from Charlie. He was out fishing with a friend over in La Push and would be home in time for dinner. I helped Bella with some laundry and cleaning even though she told me to sit down and relax. Bella had a load of her clothes in the washer down in the basement and we ended up on the couch in a heated lip lock with our limbs intertwined. I heard Charlie’s cruiser pull into the driveway, and we scrambled to straighten our clothing and at least appear that we weren’t doing something we shouldn’t have been doing even though we were. When Charlie walked in through the front door, Bella was sitting ridiculously close to me (with one of her legs thrown over my lap!) for two people who were trying to appear innocent but had knocked their halos off when they were running their hands through each other’s hair in a mad make out frenzy.

Actually, I probably lost my halo down in the basement when I playfully grabbed and rubbed Bella’s ass when she was bending over into the washer. Oopsie.

Charlie looked at us suspiciously and I tried to change positions, but Bella wouldn’t budge. “How you two doin’?” he asked casually.

“We’re good, Charlie,” Bella responded, still slightly out of breath.

“Still a Cullen,” I said seriously and unsarcastically as I could. Damn it, we must have rolled over onto the remote and changed the channel at some point because there was an infomercial on. I moved slightly, and the channel changed again. Shit, my ass just changed the channel! Charlie’s eyes shifted between the television and where we were on the couch.

“What’s wrong with the TV?” he asked and then started up the fucking eyebrow dance.

“I don’t know, maybe it’s going on the fritz,” Bella said, not knowing that my talented ass had managed to change the channel. In order to not raise any more suspicion, I tried not to move, which, of course, made my body nervously twitch on its own more than it ever had. The screen went from the infomercial, MTV, TLC, TBS, Hallmark (ooh, M*A*S*H*!), NBCNews (hey, was that me?), Home Shopping Network to a scrambled channel that sounded like PlayBoy within thirty seconds.

Charlie walked over to the TV and turned it off after a distorted image of a breast appeared. Two seconds after he pressed the button to turn it off, my ass turned it back on. “What the hell!” he exclaimed in confusion. While his back was turned I quickly got up, flipped the couch cushion up, grabbed the remote, and threw it in Bella’s direction as she started laughing hysterically. I fixed the couch cushion and sat back down in a flash before Charlie turned around to see what Bella was laughing about.

“Sorry, Charlie, I must have been sitting on the remote by accident,” she explained through her fits of laughter.

“Oh, okay,” he sighed. “I’m glad we don’t need to get a new TV.”

“No, we don’t need a new TV.” Using the remote, Bella turned the television on and off. “And my big butt didn’t break the remote.”

“Your butt isn’t big!” I said.

Charlie’s head whipped around to me, and his eyebrows did the equivalent of the Samba. “Don’t be looking at her butt!”

“He’s my boyfriend and he can look at my butt all he wants, right Edward?”

“Oh, don’t drag me into this!”

“Don’t be looking at her butt!” Charlie repeated.

“Hell, he can touch my butt!” Bella said with a raised voice. Dear God, was she trying to get me killed?

Charlie pointed an accusing finger at me. “Don’t be touching her butt!”

“I’m not!” I said innocently, even though I had touched Bella’s wonderful, curvaceous backside on numerous occasions.

For some reason, I had raised both of my hands in the air in an odd attempt to prove my innocence. Like that was going to do me any good.

“Oh, yes you have!” Bella said and then clamped her hand over her mouth.

Shit, I was dead! What would my obituary read? I could see it now Anthony Edward Cullen (nee Masen), 17, was killed by her girlfriend’s father after she admitted that he had touched her ass in the presence of her father, the town’s police chief, Charlie Swan. Swan is free on bail after pleading guilty in a temporary insanity plea.

It was easy to see that when Bella got into an argument, she acted before she thought. The timer in the kitchen went off and interrupted our exchange. “What’s that for, Bella?” Charlie asked.

“The dryer should be done,” she explained. “I did a few loads of laundry.”

“Go down to the basement and fold your laundry down there,” Charlie said. “Edward and I need to have a talk.”

Charlie was sending Bella away so she didn’t have to witness my murder. She was scarred enough. My life flashed quickly before my eyes. Fuck, the majority of it was a snooze-fest!

“Oh, I don’t know if that’s such a great idea,” I said nervously. “I’d like to live.”

“Bella, go down to the basement,” Charlie instructed. “Edward—kitchen.”

Bella stomped her foot and headed toward the door near the kitchen that led down to the basement. Charlie turned toward me and nodded in the direction of the kitchen. “It’s been lovely knowing you, Bella!” I said while walking to my doom.

Opening the door to the basement steps, Bella yelled at us. “Charlie, don’t be too much of an ass, please!”

When we reached the threshold of the kitchen, Charlie sat down at the table and instructed me to do the same. “What are you intentions toward my daughter?”

Wait… what? I wasn’t expecting that. “Huh?”

“I am trying to look out for Bella’s best interests, even if she doesn’t appreciate it,” he explained. “I don’t want to see Bella heartbroken by some stupid teenage boy who follows his hormones, talks her into something, and then brags to the entire school about it.”

“We’re not having sex, if that’s what you think.”

“Where did she sleep last night at your house?”

It took me a minute to realize that he meant the Cullen house, which was, um, yeah, by extension, my house. “Do you any guns here in the house?”

“Shot gun in my bedroom upstairs,” he replied quickly.

“Shit.”

“I’ll give you a warning and a two minute head start,” he said with an uneven smile. What a generous offer; however, I was without a car or a cell phone to call for help. I could make a beeline for the trees and hide in the thick woods. It was my only chance for survival.

“Bella slept in my bed, with me.” I cleared my throat. “I told you, we’re not having sex,” I quickly added.

“Fooling around?”

“Depends on your definition of fooling around,” I said and immediately regretted it. “There was kissing, some minor groping, and yes, damn it, my hands have been on Bella’s butt. It’s nice, but for some reason she thinks her butt and her thighs are too big, which is insane.” I was rambling because I was nervous and told Charlie more than he needed to know about our extra-curricular activities. It was easy to imagine him jumping up from the table at any moment and running upstairs to get his shotgun. I needed to change the subject, STAT! “Look, Charlie, Bella told me what happened when she was five.”

If Charlie’s eyebrows were doing the Samba before, they were doing the Mambo now. “She did?”

“She told me about Renee and Phil and that you basically rescued her from that situation. I think it’s real big of you to have raised a daughter that isn’t biologically yours because you cared enough to want her to be in a safe environment.

When she told me what happened, I wanted to knock their lights out. I know she’s Bella’s mother, but what the hell kind of woman is Renee that she didn’t believe her?” Charlie’s expression had softened during my speech. I took that as a good sign. A very good sign.

“She’s not who I thought I fell in love with all those years ago.”

“Ain’t that a bitch.”

“Certainly is, Edward.” Charlie smirked. “I don’t want to see Bella hurt.”

“I get that, really I do. We had a talk and I told her that if I did something that made her feel uncomfortable that she needed to tell me. She shouldn’t keep it bottled up and hide it from me.”

“That’s admirable of you.”

“She shouldn’t have to deal with it on her own.”

Charlie gazed out the window for a few seconds before turning his attention back to me. “How many girlfriends have you had before Bella?”

“None,” I said honestly. “We were never in one place long enough for me to make friends.”

“So, why Bella?”

“Actually, she pursued me at first and I tried to, um, decline her advances,” I said. “I got to know her as a friend. Bella’s a great girl, she’s smart and beautiful. I like that I can actually have an intelligent conversation with her. She’s not an empty headed girl.” Skepticism was written all over his face. “I’m not one of those guys that are out to hurt a girl on purpose, and I don’t want to hurt Bella. And whatever we might or might not end up doing… you know, in that sense, will be because she wants to and not because I pushed her into something, ya know?”

“You’re too damn honest for your own good,” Charlie said, shaking his head.

I was unsure if he actually liked or disliked my honesty. “Um, thank you?”

“I want Bella to be happy, even if a sarcastic, smart mouthed boy is the one that does it for her.”

“Aw, shucks, Charlie.” I smiled at him. “Now can we be best buds?”

“Don’t press it, kid,” he said. “Remember, I own a shot, gun that’s right upstairs, and I’m older and can easily forget that I gave you a two minute warning.”

“Oh, you wouldn’t do that to Bella! You wouldn’t do that to your best bud!”

Cue the eyebrow dance of the Salsa. “So now you’re suddenly a wheelchair-bound Native American?”

“Say what?”

“Billy is my best friend,” Charlie explained. “You… you are someone I have to put up with because of Bella.”

“I’ll make you love me, but not in the biblical sense.”

“That’s good, because I prefer the female persuasion,” he said.

“Speaking of females, you’re way too uptight, Charlie! What’s going on with you and Sue? Maybe you need to get horizontal between the sheets, ease up on some of that tension from work and stuff.”

“Bella!” He yelled toward the stairs. Maybe I had been too much of a smart ass with Charlie. “Get up here before I do kill him!”

I heard Bella running up the stairs and into the kitchen. “Oh, thank God, there’s no blood.”

“Not even a scratch,” I smiled happily.

“Say goodnight, Edward.” Charlie said. “I think it’s time for you to go home now.”

 

Until next time…whenever that might be!

Happy Wednesday, y’all!

 

Rita

ROB ATTACK

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  1. eewee333

    OMG! Was so excited to see RobAttack pop up in my email box! Missed you girl. I’m already following all the WIP’s from three of my favorite authors BTW. You know me, I don’t usually read WIP’s, but I’ll see how their posting schedules go. I’ve been burned so many times. Thanks for the three completed stories. I haven’t read any of them. Legacy sounds like a hoot, but boy is it a long one. Right now I’m reading all of highlanderprincesses stories. When I’m done with that I’m going to tackle Bellaria by pattyrose, The Protector by hikingurl, and Hunted in Seattle by Elise de Sallier. At least that’s my plan. Big HUGS to you!

    • rita01tx

      Eewee darlin’! *JUMPYHUGS!*
      I’ve missed you, too! Not gonna spout a lot of excuses other than to lament that retirement was supposed to be FUN and, more often than I’d like, it’s not *poutyface!*
      Just so you know, Joan (Michaelmas54) says her fic is complete and she’s postin’ twice a week so that’s one you can count on! Can’t see the others lettin’ us down but you just never know…I mean, what the heck happened to Drotuno? Her Gravity Series is still hangin’ in the air and that’s not like her *whimper!*
      Miss Lizzie Lee has become a worthy author so I can see why you’d mow your way through all her stories LOL! Haven’t gotten around to Bellaria and may not as someone said the HEA was ambiguous and I like mine straight up, no ice, thank you! Aaah, Protector…a fic after my own heart! You’re gonna FLUV it, hon! Wish I was readin’ it for the first time *sigh!* What a great fic!
      Hope you are well and enjoyin’ the 4th with your family and friends!!!
      xoxo
      Rita

    • kneon65

      I see that you are reading highlanderprincesses stories. I have read The Blessing and Chicago both great fics. I do see she has a few unfinished fics, do you know if she plans on finishing them? Like I mentioned below I read The Protector and it was outstanding. I also read Bellaria which I totally enjoyed and glad I read as a complete story because I think I would have gone nuts reading it as a WIP. 😉

    • Hunted in Seattle is excellent but all her stories are 🙂 didn’t read the others …

  2. Oh, my God, thank you for recommending not one but two of my stories. Josie and I are excited about writing together and to be honest I am all fan girl excited about writing with one of my all-time favorite authors. We are enjoying writing each chapter together and feeding off of each other creative juices. We will be posting teasers every Friday and new chapters every Tuesday, God willing and the creek don’t rise. Sorry, it is a southern saying. Defiance was a joy to write. I loved making Carlisle the bad guy for once. Thank you again, Rita.

    • rita01tx

      You are more than welcome, Clo darlin’…and Josie, too! Lookin’ forward to the next update more than ever after that thrillin’ first chapter!
      Yeah, that southern sayin’ do seem a tad familiar LMAO!
      xoxo
      Rita

  3. When Clo told me about our new collab being featured on here, I was so overwhelmed. Thank you so much for taking the time to do so. I love and respect Clo. She’s a phenomenal author and I’m excited to write with her! I hope you all love what we have in store for you! Hugs to you and Happy July 4th!!

    • rita01tx

      Hey, Josie darlin’! Been followin’ you and Clo for a long time so when I saw you two teamin’ up, I knew it was gonna be gooood! Love Clo’s banner, too, by the way! No way I wasn’t gonna share the news with my RA readers!
      xoxo
      Rita

  4. Blue Meadow

    Rita!
    Thank you so much for this rec, we’re blushing!

    Our story is complete, and posting every Monday and Thursday, for the WIP-phobic people amongst us, we won’t be leaving you hanging! We’re having so much fun with this little fic, and we love that you joined us for the ride.

    Much love,
    Honeybee and Planetblue

    • rita01tx

      Good to know, ladies! Lookin’ forward to today’s update *woo hoo!*
      *HUGS!*
      Rita

    • eewee333

      OK ladies, this WIP wimp is going to jump on board because I love both of your writing so much. I start tonight after dinner. Don’t let me down. MWAH!!

  5. dpennell007

    Great post! I’m following Point and Shoot & Mysterious Graffiti. They are both very good even though neither one is far enough along to know what is going on quite yet. I’m in no rush though because they’re both pre-written – my favorite type.

    An easy to read warm and fuzzy WIP that I’m currently reading is
    You’re My Soul Mate
    By: assilem33
    Sequel to “You’re My Best Friend” Edward, Bella, and their babies…10 years later. Twilight – Rated: M – English – Chapters: 6 – Words: 17,607 – Reviews: 146 – Favs: 262 – Follows: 462 – Updated: Jun 24 – Published: Jun 19

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12974646/1/You-re-My-Soul-Mate

    My mini-vacation is almost over. I’m starting to get that Sunday night icky feeling of dread because I have to go back to the grind in the morning. At least tomorrow is Thursday – so it will be a super short work week!

    • rita01tx

      Hi, Donna darlin’ *HUGS!* I’ve got Assilem33 on alert but haven’t read anything of hers since she pulled The Dog House and Unexpected, one of the reasons why I’ve started pdf’n WIPs as they update…well, from certain authors, anyway LOL!
      Oh, I remember that Sunday night icky feelin’ of dread well, especially from high school. Fortunately, I was lucky to have mostly had jobs I was happy to get back to of a Monday mornin’…key word bein’ mostly!
      xoxo
      Rita

    • ah I have this one on my tbr list … now I just need time to read it 🙂

  6. kneon65

    I was just thinking about you the other day & I was going to leave you a message to see if you were doing okay.

    I actually read 2 of the 3 completed works. I agree they were very good. I have added Legacy to my ever growing list of fics to read. I just need more time to read.

    I have also started reading Point & Shoot, really loving the poetry of the writing and the mystery of both of the main characters.

    I had just added Fire of Your Soul which caught my attention I love both the authors. Thanks for the addition of the other new one.

    I was wondering what happened to Drotuno also. I know she had mentioned something about updating schedule being erratic, but it she hasn’t updated in a very long time. There are actually a few of my fics that I was reading on a regular basis that haven’t updated in almost a year.

    The Protector is an excellent story and she just recently released an outtake, that finished up the story perfectly. I read this story as a wip and love every update.

    • rita01tx

      Awww, that’s awfully sweet of you to think of me, Kneon darlin’ *HUGS!* I musta heard you LOL!
      Regardin’ Deb, 2 months and some change ain’t really all that long in the scheme of things…at least it hasn’t been 2 YEARS plus LMAO! She’ll be back and we’ll be here just a waitin’ on her!
      Another wonderful story I rec’d that recently completed is Holding On and Letting Go by SpringHiller09! She’s been givin’ us outtakes and futuretakes and I’m hopin’ for one more key futuretake *fingers crossed!* This author explored the consequences of teenage pregnancy so well…heartbreakin’ and upliftin’ at the same time and if you don’t think that’s possible, you haven’t read this fic! Can’t praise it enough!
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12736662/1/Holding-On-and-Letting-Go
      Enjoy!
      xoxo
      Rita

      • readicted

        Hmm, I have a fic with the same title, by another author. I haven’t read it, but it sounds promising.
        https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8382216/1/Holding-On-and-Letting-Go
        By: Jenny0719
        Masen Valley, SC. Population: 10,789. It was a tiny dot on a map; an escape of sorts for Bella Swan. But when circumstances bring a certain member of Masen Valley’s founding family back to town, she finds that the past isn’t as easy to leave behind as she thought it would be… Or let go.
        Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 28 – Words: 138,011 – Reviews: 3,203 – Favs: 2,479 – Follows: 2,436 – Updated: Jan 27, 2014 – Published: Aug 1, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8382216

        • rita01tx

          Oooh, that does look interestin’! Might have to take a little look see at this one!

        • dpennell007

          THAT story looks too angsty for me, but I took a look at her favorites – and I Loved about 90% of hers. I’m going back in because with her taste, she must have written something fabulous for me.

          • rita01tx

            The first story of hers I ever read was Dear Maggie which was fabulous so I know she’s good! Since then, I’ve read Summer Nights and Melt With You (only 3 chapters) and would love to take on some more when I get a chance! Go for it, Donna darlin’!

            • Her story The-Man-Who-Can-t-Be-Moved i great too 🙂
              https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5473838/1/The-Man-Who-Can-t-Be-Moved
              Bella Swan is personal assistant to ‘The Sexiest Man Alive’, Edward Masen. Their natural chemistry has them giving into temptation, but will Edward’s fame tear them apart? Or bring them closer together?
              Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 46 – Words: 315,382 – Reviews: 5,020 – Favs: 5,513 – Follows: 2,826 – Updated: Dec 14, 2010 – Published: Oct 29, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5473838

        • Holing on and letting Go by Jenny0719 is excellent Kay 🙂

      • kneon65

        I just finished reading this story. I am so glad you recommended it. I have to agree she did an amazing job. I commented that she did a great job not following into the normal HEA of characters following back in love short after a resolution and having a certain gender children later in the story. (trying not to give away any spoilers, hope I didn’t).
        Thank you for the recommendation.

        So on to my next story.

        • kneon65

          Oh I wanted to comment on your write up on the Twi Fandom News site. I have to say “Set In Stone” by Psyche001 is one of my all time favorite stories. I was so hoping that she would finish the sequel to that story. I so can picture that as a great movie.

          • rita01tx

            Oh, you saw that? Her interview was actually with RobsFan~tasy, the founder of ROB ATTACK…I only butted in here and there were needed LOL! But I’m with you on wantin’ that damn sequel, Kneon darlin’!

        • rita01tx

          So glad you loved it as much as I did, hon! *fist bump!*

  7. readicted

    It’s always a treat when there’s an alert in my inbox from RobAttack. I couldn’t help but come take a quick glance last night, but I was so tired I couldn’t even see the screen clearly. Now I’m all rested and clear-eyed and loving this post. I love that two of the three WIPs are already complete. That gives the best of both worlds for us WIP chickens. I’ve followed a few TIPs and its such fun reading along with everyone and the author interaction is great, plus nothing beats the excitement of an anticipated update alert. The completed fics look great too. Two are new to me, and the third, Defiance, I *thought* I already had. I don’t, so I will be remedying that post-haste, well as soon as I figure out my login info. Sigh. I just finished reading a really beautifully written fic by Bethesda Gray called How Do I Live. It’s not for the angst-averse. It’s some gorgeous writing. The dialogue between various characters is something that reaches down into your soul. I can’t remember feeling so raw while reading fic before. It’s not just melancholy, it’s, ugh I don’t know how to explain, but this woman and this fic took me on an incredible emotional journey. None of her characters are without flaw, and none are completely irredeemable. I love that I found myself feeling a bit of empathy for ‘the villains’ and shock, impatience and frustration at my beloved characters. Although she was a bit hard on poor Edward. He remains lovable, but he is not without blemish. None of them are. It’s an interesting read, just not a fluffy one. It does end with an HEA.
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5735164/1/How-Do-I-Live
    When Edward abandons Bella to discover a human life for herself, the resulting damage is something that neither of them could have imagined, and neither can heal alone.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Fantasy – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 27 – Words: 98,233 – Reviews: 899 – Favs: 643 – Follows: 306 – Updated: Jul 4, 2010 – Published: Feb 10, 2010 – Status: Complete – id: 5735164

    • rita01tx

      Evenin’, Kay darlin’! Glad you’re likin’ my selections! Yeah, my romance with WIPs is exactly like you mentioned, plus it gives the authors, especially those just gettin’ the cojones to start postin’ their work, the impetus to continue! They’re usually very appreciative of the encouragement as well as suggestions for improvin’ things like grammar, spellin’ and plot holes that need pluggin’…not to mention suggestions for future twists to the tale LOL! Hell’n openin’ my big mouth is what got me roped into bein’ beta for three authors LMAO!
      I’ve got Bethesda Gray on alert and, in this instance, it was actually to wait for her WIP to complete! Well, I can’t actually read every single WIP that crosses my path, much as I’d like to *eyeroll!*
      However, your high praise might very well lure me into readin’ How Do I Live in the near future!
      xoxo
      Rita

    • euh this one is not for me …

  8. kitt

    Here we are 10 years out from original Robward gracing our screens and inspiring that flame within to burn! Thank you all who still write and read Twilight fanfiction and thanks so much to Rita for continuing to highlight it!

    • rita01tx

      Hey there, Kitt darlin’! Ten years sure has flown by, hasn’t it? Even though I’ve long been burned out on the original Twilight saga and movies, Rob continues to entrance us on the big screen with the most amazin’ characters…damn, he’s brave and very, very good at his craft *high five!*
      So, why is Twilight fanfiction still goin’ so strong, do you think? Because, just when we think we’ve read everything, that E/B couldn’t possibly be put into anything like a new situation, someone…either a new author or a favorite veteran author manages to surprise the hell out of us…case in point bein’ Point & Shoot! Hell’n even with seemin’ly well-worn plots like Edward leavin’ Bella in New Moon, a new version with a totally different perspective comes along to blow us away yet again. In this case, What Have We Done? by Ladylibre earned a place at the top of the list!
      https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12499419/1/What-Have-We-Done
      This one is a MUST READ and it’s still a great joy to discover and share these jewels with y’all!
      xoxo
      Rita

    • readicted

      It is a pretty amazing thing, this community of Twifanfic.

      • rita01tx

        True facts, Kay darlin’! Hope to remain right here in the thick of it for years to come, God willin’ and the creek don’t rise, as Clo so aptly said above LMAO!

  9. thank you Rita 🙂

    I have wip’s on alert, hope I will be able to start to read them this week end, didn’t read Defiance and Legacy , Lover of the Light was excellent.
    I finished to read

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12832041/1/If-You-Should-Let-Ghosts-Die

    “Is the big triangle you and the small one your son?” Bella asked, pointing at Edward’s tattoo; surprised she’d caught it, he nodded. “I like it, but it’s missing something, don’t you think?” Edward cocked his head to the side. “Missing something?” “A little color. For my taste, at least. Just like you,” Bella smiled kindly. “You could do with a little color in your life.” B/E AH
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Family – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 101,528 – Reviews: 229 – Favs: 353 – Follows: 465 – Updated: May 16 – Published: Feb 11 – Status: Complete – id: 12832041

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8550424/26/Emotional-Warfare
    Geeky Edward Cullen is dumped by his high school sweetheart…alone…in a parking lot…with an engagement ring in his pocket. To avoid looking pathetic at his parents’ New Years celebration, he enlists the help of his beautiful, and mysterious friend Bella to pose as his girlfriend. Hilarity ensues.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Humor/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 26 – Words: 206,026 – Reviews: 1,323 – Favs: 3,453 – Follows: 1,758 – Updated: Sep 24, 2016 – Published: Sep 23, 2012 – Status: Complete – id: 8550424

    in both stories Bella is excellent and one of the best Victoria in Emotional Warfare

    have an excellent week end 🙂

    • rita01tx

      Hi, Zveka darlin’ *HUGS!* Haven’t read either of your recs but they both look veeery intriguin’! Like Kay, my READ NEXT list keeps gettin’ shifted around as we go along LMAO!

  10. oh and I forgot this one is cute and from Honeybeemeadows

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12880637/1/Little-Happy-Mess
    Don’t Think. Just say yes. Drabble-ish. Fluffy. AU.
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 32 – Words: 15,278 – Reviews: 2,003 – Favs: 500 – Follows: 577 – Updated: Apr 16 – Published: Mar 26 – Status: Complete – id: 12880637

    • rita01tx

      Oh, now THIS one I have read! I’m not a huge fan of drabbles but Little Happy Mess hooked me from the first chapter and wouldn’t let go, even at the end…I wanted MORE!!!

  11. kneon65

    Rita,

    I’ve often wondered that same question. I’ve grown away from the original books and movie myself. Love all of Rob’s new movies, I’ve seen so much growth from original Twilight to the newest Damsel, but I love reading Twilight fanfic. I have realized most of the fanfic I read isn’t anywhere near to the original story. Sometimes its original canon but sometimes its not. I’ve worried sometimes that with time this genre would disappear which would make me sad more so for the people I have met and talk to because I mean I can always find the same genre out there in the mainstream, but I guess I would miss out on these characterizations too. (I hope that made sense. This is why I don’t write, to often I need an editor (beta)).

    I have to say though I have missed talking to everyone here because I always get great suggestions on stories and I loved our read along last summer.

    Rita… I have a question on What Have We Done? It says Bella/Rose. Which confused me is that mean its f/f slash? I have heard many rave about it but I’m not into that kind of reading. I just was curious what it is about without to much of a spoiler. When it comes to Bella I’m pretty much just Edward. Does it have a HEA?

    • rita01tx

      Yes, the interactions not only with the authors but other people in this fandom are the cherry on top of the cake or, more accurately, perhaps, the wind that powers the sails keepin’ this beautiful craft afloat and runnin’ ahead of the wildest waves! Hmmm, I think I need a beta, too LOL!
      As for What Have We Done?, it’s absolutely NOT f/f slash and there is an E/B HEA, although it takes a while to get there. Essentially, Rose is pissed off at her family for bein’ such Debby Downers about leavin’ Bella and goes back on her own to confirm she’s moved on without them and doesn’t deserve another thought from her family. What she finds shocks her and she winds up hangin’ around until it becomes unavoidable to go unnoticed by Bella. From there, it’s Rose helpin’ Bella cope with her new reality. Along the way, Bella helps Rose battle her own demons! It’s so beautifully written and, by the number of reviews, you can tell how many of us were trapped in Ladylibre’s spell LMAO! So, please, don’t let the Rose/Bella label put you off…READ IT!!!

      • readicted

        My next to read list has changed about three or four times just since this post, lol.

        • rita01tx

          I feel ya, Kay darlin’ LOL!

        • kneon65

          My summer reading list is a 33 pages long. Yeah like that is a realistic list (not really) & I keep adding more and more great stories you ladies keep recommending.

          Is there a job that pays me to read fanfic, because I would should love to have that job.

          I would miss teaching though.

          • rita01tx

            Ha! I’m thinkin’ the competition for such a job would be fierce LMAO!
            Best not give up your day job, Kneon darlin’!

          • readicted

            Thirty-three pages, Kneon? So then just a spot of light summer reading for you then? LOL, hope you’re a fast reader. I don’t know that I’ll ever read all the way through my TBR List. That’s okay though. We sure have fun tryin’.

            • kneon65

              Yeah I know & I keep adding more to it. There is just so much good new & old stuff out there.

              I almost laughed at my boss when he handed me 2 books he suggested for me to read over the summer. I suppose since he is my boss & its for work I should read those 2 books. Plus, I have to find some alternative books for some of classes since my kids retake these classes 2 or 3 times and end up reading the same books 2 or 3 times over again. So I need to find alternatives to the Great Gatsby, Macbeth, and some others. Then if I haven’t read the new books, I’ll need to read those.

              Good thing I like to read. I just need more time in my life to read.

      • readicted

        Rita, I just finished What Have We Done. I thought it was very good. LadyLibre does such great Rosalies. I really loved read I g about her growing bond with Bella and then Edward. Thank you for the terrific rec.

  12. readicted

    I’m wondering if anyone here has read Innocence by Elise de Sallier. This is the fic version of her p2p A Forbidden Love. Her author’s note indicates that the newer version reflects additional research and content. I have both versions, but haven’t read either. I was wondering if anyone here has read them (either) and if so did you enjoy it/rec it?
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12887924/1/Innocence
    Ignorance is supposed to be bliss, but in Isabella Swan’s experience, it leads to unwise choices and unnecessarily tragic outcomes . . . and there is nothing blissful about either. (Previously posted as A Forbidden Love. This is a Twific version of the extended, published version.)
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella – Chapters: 66 – Words: 177,816 – Reviews: 3,035 – Favs: 367 – Follows: 399 – Updated: May 27 – Published: Apr 1 – Status: Complete – id: 12887924

  13. readicted

    *request for HELP* Friends do any of you know how to download a fic from STARS (formerly TWCWS?) I have done it in the past, but I have since forgotten. I have managed to download only one chapter each time I try. I am using ffdl. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

  14. readicted

    I’m feeling somewhat (very) defeated. I tried the ficlab link several times, but I keep getting an error message and advice to download a browser extender?? *Sigh* I’m embarrassed by how long I’ve spent today trying to figure out how to download from STARS. Throwing my hands up and asking if you’d be so kind as to please share Defiance with me.

    • eewee333

      Hi. I make pdfs off Stars all the time. It’s pretty easy. I’ll write out the steps for you if you want and if it’s ok with Rita to post them here. Let me know.

      • readicted

        Eewee, that’s so kind of you. When I was using my pc, I think I used to copy and paste each chapter into a word doc. Ugh! Then I found some application, maybe it was story monkey (or something like that) that allowed my to just copy the link and download directly to my Kindle. That application seems to be gone now, sadly. If Rita okays it, I would appreciate the instructions. Thank you 🙂

        • eewee333

          I’ll do it tomorrow when I get to work. You need Microsoft Word for it to work.

          • readicted

            Thanks eewee, and please at your convenience. It’s no hurry. It will be good to know for future reference. The Admins at STARS sent me a link for a few different downloader. I was only successful in getting one to work for me, but IT WORKED. In case any one is looking for another option. I was able to access it by logging into Google and then you can use fanficfare to save directly to device (I’m using a Kindle Fire HD- it’s old.)
            https://fanficfare.appspot.com

      • rita01tx

        It’s okay with me, Eewee darlin’! I’m sure Kay isn’t the only one who would benefit!

    • rita01tx

      Bummer but Is see from your email you found a solution! *high five!*

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