Random Rita ~ How to Get Some…Satisfaction!

ROB ATTACK

Evenin’, ladies!

I’m sure you are all familiar with the frustration of runnin’ out of fics that hold your interest past the first chapter, right?

Dare to take on the two COMPLETE fics I have for you today and you will get some…satisfaction LOL!

First story came to my attention via TwiFanfictionRecs nominee Top 10 Completed fics ~ June 2019 so it’s quite new:

ROB ATTACKhttps://www.fanfiction.net/s/13129669/1/Forward-To-The-Future

Complete. Human Edward from 1918 steps through time and finds himself in Forks. Hardships test his willpower as he meets vegetarian vampires, bloodsucking leeches, irritable wolf shapeshifters, and most terrifyingly, Mike Newton. Will he find a way back to his own time, or will he discover that modern day life has its own benefits? AU. EPOV.

Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance/Humor – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 41 – Words: 272,224 – Reviews: 551 – Favs: 196 – Follows: 192 – Updated: Jun 30 – Published: Nov 25, 2018 – Status: Complete – id: 13129669

Now, time travel is not a new concept for our fandom but this is one way time travel from 1918 Chicago to Forks 2004!

How did Edward time travel? How did Edward wind up with a house full of vampires? More importantly, how does he keep his sanity? Well, he keeps it with the help of each unique member of his new family, especially Jasper!

“Hey,” muttered Jasper at my door. It was now Sunday, and the Cullens had just returned home from their trip. I knew that Alice must have foreseen that there would be a disheartened teenage boy stewing in his room from the fact that Jasper was the first member of the family to greet me. I could almost sense him preparing himself to douse me in calming serenity.

“Hello,” I replied in a morose tone. I was standing at my bedroom window, watching a flock of Canadian geese land near the river behind the house.

“So… How’d school go?” Jasper always went straight to the jugular. He was never the sort to drag out conversations.

I took my time in answering him to ensure that I worded my thoughts correctly. “Jasper, did you ever have a day that felt as if The Fates were against you?”

He took a seat on my black leather couch, musing passively. “There was that one time when a newborn ripped my arm off and played ‘keep away’ with it for twenty miles. I caught up with her eventually, but it was all muddied up and dirty. Then, I had to mend it back to my shoulder while being pursued by the rival coven.”

Pinching the bridge of my nose, I replied, “Well, my day went something like that.”

Smiling halfheartedly, he said, “That bad?”

I turned away from the window. “Don’t get me wrong, some parts of the day were quite tolerable. A few of the students were even a bit more friendly towards me. But, I discovered that I don’t understand most of them… Did you know I heard a boy tell his girlfriend that she looked ’sick’? And she took it as a compliment?” I recounted to him, wearing a bewildered face. Jasper chuckled lightly but offered no comment. I continued, “Do you know what Jessica Stanley asked me?” Jasper shook his head. “She asked me what music I liked. I told her that I had many, though one of my favorites was Clair De Lune. She informed me that she ’had never heard of her before’.”

He threw back his head to laugh.

“And then, there was Lauren. She considers herself wellread because she reads every issue of Teen Vogue magazine,” I recalled, rolling my eyes from the memory. “Mike Newton informed me of a game he is currently waiting to debut. He described how in the game you can start gang wars, steal cars, and kill random strangers. And he was thrilled that he will be able to do those things himself, virtually, of course, come next month,” I recounted, unbelievingly. “If someone from my time were to express interest in going on a killing spree, either real or imaginary, he would have been thrown into an insane asylum.”

“The youth of today have been conditioned to accept that violence is an appropriate form of entertainment,” Jasper attempted to explain. “We’re both from eras where kids were expected to behave like miniature adults, and we did, for the most part. We dressed like adults, we read the books we were told to read, and we were expected to do what our parents said— without arguing. Today it’s the adults who want to be kids.” He chuckled at the thought. “Nearly everything is geared towards the younger generation. Music, video games, clothes, TV shows, movies— all are heavily influenced by the cultures of teenagers and young adults. Sex and violence are an integral part of today’s culture now.”

“I understand that times have changed, but have you not noticed how superficial most of them are now?” I questioned, irritated. “I had the privilege,” I spat out the word, “of witnessing a conversation where two shallow individuals grossly criticised a girl from across the room based solely on the way she dressed, insinuating that the girl was lacking in intelligence. I asked them if they knew her personally. They had never met the poor girl.”

He folded his arms, resting his index finger against his temple. “Surely there were unpleasant people in your time as well?”

“Of course there were,” I quickly replied. “But I spent this weekend thinking over a few things, and I discovered that I’ve always been a bit of an outsider. Even back in 1918, I sometimes felt like I didn’t belong. Now, seeing how most people interact with one another, the feeling is much more pronounced.”

“Not everyone today is like that. If you were to interact with more people you would see that for yourself… I think you need a companion,” he muttered thoughtfully. I was on the verge of reminding him that I lived with six people, but he did not allow me to speak. “A human companion,” he elaborated further.

Bella comes into the picture eventually and, when she does, it’s an even wilder journey from there on LOL!

~oOo~

My second complete rec is older…one of those “how did I miss this one?” fics LOL!

ROB ATTACK(banner by Melee03)

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9016564/1/Secrets-and-Lies

Bella once told a lie. A lie that cost her everything she ever wanted. 10 years later she returns to her hometown to an ailing father, an angry best friend, and the man from whom she has kept a secret that threatens to unravel her existence. M AU AH OOC Rated M for language and lemons **This story is a repost. It was previously posted in its entirety in 2011/12***

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 38 – Words: 283,910 – Reviews: 1,253 – Favs: 1,789 – Follows: 761 – Updated: Feb 25, 2013 – Published: Feb 16, 2013 – Status: Complete – id: 9016564

If you’ve ever gotten hooked on a decadent soap opera…my favorite used to be The Bold and The Beautiful, back in the day, on account of Ridge *swoon,* this fic will feed that addiction!
I step through the door into the thronging mall. People are hurrying in all directions, and in my preoccupation I walk straight into someone and my bag goes flying. I watch, helpless, as the contents spill out onto the shiny tile floor. I get down on my knees and hastily start scooping everything up, aware that at any given moment my fingers could be crushed by the stomping feet surrounding me.

“Shit!” I hiss as a lipstick I don’t even wear rolls away from me and I stretch to catch it. People seem oblivious and barely move out of my way as I crawl across the floor, chasing random objects.

“Mom,” Jacob says, tapping my back as I scan the floor to see if there is anything I’ve missed.

“Give me a second, sweetie,” I reply, irritated by the people kicking my things away from my fingers. I grab my hairbrush just before it is crushed by a man’s huge boot. I glower up at him but he doesn’t even notice me as he strides past.

“Mom!” Jacob hisses a little louder.

“I’m almost done, Jacob,” I snap.

He tugs at my collar and I look up to see him looking over to my left. “Mom, why is that woman staring at me like that?”

“What woman?” I ask in confusion as I give the floor one last glance before getting to my feet.

“Her,” he says, pointing.

I follow his gaze and my blood turns to ice. Alice is standing not three feet away from us. Her wide, bewildered eyes are focused on Jacob.

Panic grips me. My heart soars into my throat when I see her mouth open in a shocked “O,” and the recognition evident in her eyes.

Needless to say, it doesn’t take long for word of Jacob’s existence to reach Edward!

Turning onto our street, I spot it straight way: A sleek black sports car is parked a little way along the road from our house.

My heart almost stops beating.

My knuckles tighten on the wheel.

Pins and needles prickle my skin.

He’s here!

And I’m not ready.

Tapping Charlie’s thigh to catch his attention, I nod towards it. Charlie stiffens as soon as he lays eyes on it, convincing me he too is thinking the same as I am. He briefly looks at Jacob warily, before turning back to me.

I turn into the driveway, racking my brains, wondering how I’m going to get Jacob into the house before he reaches us.

Charlie is singing from the same hymn sheet. “You two go in and I’ll get the stuff from the trunk,” he says, trying and failing, to sound normal.

“No!” My voice is a little louder than I had intended, so I lower it quickly. “Jacob, you go in and take a shower and I’ll help Grandpa with the gear.”

Blissfully oblivious, Jacob shrugs, takes the keys from me and we all get out of the car together. I look around wildly, expecting Edward to come rushing into the yard, but thankfully there’s no sign of him. Yet.

Jacob disappears inside, and I rush around the car to Charlie. “Go inside,” I plead. “Make sure Jacob doesn’t come out. I’ll deal with this.”

“I’m not leaving you to do this alone!” he protests. “We don’t even know if it’s him. Let me check.”

When I hear a car door slam and my voice is more urgent.

“Please Dad, I need you to stay in there with Jacob. Let me handle this!”

He opens his mouth to argue but I am already backing away towards the street. “Please!”

I turn, and step out of the yard onto the street.

And there he is.

At first, nothing registers but the need to get him away from here. I rush towards him.

“NO!” I yell as he strides towards me.

“Where is he?” he barks, stalking towards me and showing no signs of stopping.

Fearing he’ll simply walk straight past me, I step in front of him and push my hands into his chest. “You can’t do this, you can’t just show up and demand to see him!”

His emerald eyes are menacing as he glares down at me. He grips my forearms as if he’s going to throw me to the curb.

“Take your hands off her!”

I turn to see Charlie coming towards us. His face is rigid with anger.

“I came to see my son, Charlie,” Edward says in a tone that suggests he won’t leave till he gets what he wants.

Charlie lays a hand on my shoulder when he reaches us, but his eyes never leave Edward’s face. “You need to go calm down first.” Charlie says, staring at Edward with steely determination. “Unless you want the boy to be afraid of you?”

Edward says nothing, and I only realize he is still gripping me as his fingers loosen and he lets go. Charlie looks down at me and nods grimly.

“I’m going in now, you coming?”

“Give me a minute.”

Charlie backs away reluctantly, and as soon as he’s out of sight, Edward grips my forearm again.

I whirl to face him, ready to order him to let me go, but the venomous look on his face stops me in my tracks. “You have one hour to tell him I’m here and then I’m coming in, ready or not!” he says through gritted teeth.

There will be fireworks so make sure you’re all stocked up on your favorite soft drink and popcorn LOL!
Happy Saturday, y’all!
Rita
ROB ATTACK

 

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37 responses to “Random Rita ~ How to Get Some…Satisfaction!

  1. dpennell007

    Secrets and Lies has been on my favorite list since I read it in 2014! I’ll have to check out Forward to the Future. I am on chapter 22 of 25 of an incomplete fic in which the last chapter written supposedly leaves them in a good place:

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6632226/1/A-May-to-December-Romance

    A May to December Romance By: Positively 4th Street
    My name is Isabella Swan and today, I signed a contract that would put me in the steel tight clutches of a man I didn’t know, for four years. A girl’s gotta pay for college somehow, right? AH. Come meet ‘Sugar Daddy’ Edward. **Chapters 1-18 are being edited and are subject to small changes.**
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 25 – Words: 195,355 – Reviews: 9,730 – Favs: 10,215 – Follows: 12,101 – Updated: Mar 19, 2017 – Published: Jan 7, 2011 – id: 6632226

  2. rita01tx

    Oooh, let me know if it does end in a good place, Donna darlin’! Won’t be the first time I dived head first into a fabulous fic with no promise of completion *sigh!*

    • dpennell007

      It DOES end in a good place! One or two more chapters would have been nice to wrap up a few loose ends, but I can live with where she stopped.

      And even though I wanted to dope slap Bella on more than one occasion, she finally stood up for herself before it was too late. Of course Edward was perfectly perfect as most Edward’s are in my book. lol.

      • rita01tx

        Good to know! I’m tryin’ to burn my way through all of Ta Paixao’s fics after readin’ The Debt but AMtDR is next right after I finish!

  3. bevey99

    Loved S & L.

  4. Thanks Rita, didn’t read any of them ..

    I’m still with amoredjenaue stories and I started The Last Mission this week end ..

    Secrets and Lies seams great …
    I read one where Bella also didn’t said anything about being pregnant

    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5138068/1/Baby-Blues
    Bella left Forks heartbroken and with a secret that she didn’t dare tell anyone. When she has no other choice, she comes back to Forks to start again. But once Edward finds her back in town, can she trust him again? AH
    Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Angst – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 36 – Words: 185,362 – Reviews: 2,171 – Favs: 2,358 – Follows: 2,012 – Updated: Oct 28, 2014 – Published: Jun 15, 2009 – Status: Complete – id: 5138068

    Author changed her pseudo StarryEyedWriter8, previous user name was BellaC874

    • rita01tx

      Thanks, Zveka darlin’! There’s something about secret pregnancies that don’t remain secret that I just love. Mostly, I enjoy Edward’s shock at findin’ out about it and rippin’ Bella a new one for hidin’ his kid(s) from him even if she did feel justified. Looks like Baby Blues is movin’ on up LOL!

      • I have read several stories with secret pregnancies, the one with 5 stars for me is Cullen Legacy 🙂
        and one I love a lot is
        The Vagina Monologues By jtmd24( pdf)

        • rita01tx

          Yes, Cullen Legacy was really good! Another one high on my list is Sins of My Past by content1 but it’s a loong read so not many have the patience for it LOL!
          https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7423404/1/Sins-of-My-Past
          Bella was left by Edward to clean up the ruins of her life after his betrayal. What happens when Edward finds out that not all was as it seems. What are the consequences of his sins and what will he do to get her back? AH TwiFanFicRecs: Top Ten October 2012; Best Rec’d on Fan Fic Fridays 2012
          Rated: Fiction M – English – Angst/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 89 – Words: 465,907 – Reviews: 11,842 – Favs: 3,856 – Follows: 2,525 – Updated: Feb 10, 2015 – Published: Sep 30, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7423404

          • I have this one on my TBR list; yeah 89 chapters is long to read … anyway I will move up this one too lol

            there was another one where she was pregnant but he want to be actor and she didn’t want to stop his dream; so he find it much later; it was good but I don’t remember the title of the story or the author 🙂

            • rita01tx

              Doesn’t ring a bell but I’d like to read it. Anything else you remember about it? Did they grow up together and he leaves her behind to pursue his dream? High school sweethearts…same scenario? Nothin’ is poppin’ up in my TBR search but now I’m curious LOL!

            • rita01tx

              (Zveka found it and sent it to me by email)

              A Beautiful Lie by Brindalyn
              https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4605391/1/A_Beautiful_Lie
              They were childhood friends who’s destiny pulled them apart. He became a star and she raised his son, a son he knew nothing about. A son she hid from him to allow him to live out his dream. A beautiful lie. All Human. Bella/Edward. Usual Pairings.
              Rated: Fiction T – English – Romance – Edward – Chapters: 42 – Words: 143,559 – Reviews: 2,821 – Favs: 3,408 – Follows: 1,356 – Updated: Mar 21, 2009 – Published: Oct 20, 2008 – Status: Complete – id: 4605391

  5. eewee333

    OMG! You guys are just killing me with all these COMPLETED fics! Kisses and hugs to you all. With this hurricane bearing down on us here in SC, I will be looking for good fics to pass the time. I think I read S&L years ago, but it looks worth another read. I am just finishing up bannerday’s Fan fiction, sex gods and single girls, it’s a long one, but I have so enjoyed reading it I’m almost sorry to see it end. Again, many thanks and keep us in your prayers that Dorian goes easy on us!!

  6. Hello, Rita, thanks for the recs! “Forward to the Future” looks delightful. I love the idea of getting to know 1918 Edward in the context of modern Forks! How cool that someone is really thinking about what that would be like for him. It looks like there’s also a Bella-POV companion fic https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13251065/1/Forwarded-To-My-Future
    It’s a WIP but already 8 chapters.

    Deb, “A May to December Romance” is one of my favorites! I have been reading Twific for so long that I remember a l-o-n-g gap where this story was left at NOT a good place, but I’m glad she came back and added some more chapters.

    Everyone’s raves about “Secrets and Lies” may just move it up on my list. You know it’s a good fic when you tear through it so fast you kind of don’t know what happened (not in the story – to you!). I peeked into “A Beautiful Lie” too – looks juicy!

    My reading seems to have slowed down this summer when it’s so nice to be outside. Still working my way through Flaming Maple’s wonderful vamp fic (i.e., delicious Edward) “A Descent Like No Other”. Don’t let the first quarter scare you away – it gets better, and I thinks she does a great job healing Bella’s angst at a believable pace. She’s started two other stories since then. I’m sooo behind…
    https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13049008/1/A-descent-like-no-other

    Gosh, Eewee, I hope Dorian goes easy on your state. It seems so early for a category 5 storm.

  7. rita01tx

    Hi, Renee darlin’! Yeah, I’m gonna wait for the BPOV to complete before divin’ in. Should be a good read!
    FlamingMaple does write a damn fine story but I find myself out of angst mode, at the moment. I’ll check back in with her when the mood strikes again LOL!

  8. finished Secrets-and-Lies… wow what a story … thank you for rec’d Rita ..

    I looked a little Sins-of-My-Past… lol E seams to be a real jerk in this one ..

    • rita01tx

      Glad you enjoyed S&L, Zveka darlin’! And Edward had some serious redeemin’ to do in Sins of My Past, as did Alice and the rest of the Cullens, if I remember correctly. Oh, and Tanya played her evil little part it it, too!

      • I finished to read Sins of my past, great story, multiples pov was a little bit perturbing; my preference goes for S&L lol

        I also finished Last Mission by amoredjenaue

        https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2329805/amoredjenaue

        I started with her story The Senator’s Son … great story

        The Geheime Vernietiging … great plot with a lot of twists and turns
        and sequel The Last Mission … well she wrote excellent suspense stories; her E&B are hot!

        • rita01tx

          Mornin’, Zveka darlin’! Just checked my TBR to make sure and it looks like I’ve only ever read one story by amoredjenaue and that was a pulled fic called Deep in the Heart.
          Summary: Edward Masen thought he left Texas long ago. But when his family’s ranch faces ruin, he returns to the only place he has ever called home. Will a big city accountant be able to help him save the ranch? Or will she help him discover something much deeper?
          I’ll have to jump on the amoredjenaue train one of these days but, while my inbox is pilin’ up with updates, I’m neck deep in Ta Paixao fics. Just finished Under the Blood Moon and started the sequel, London Calling. She really gets deep into her characters, which I love!

          • Ah could you send me a pdf of this one 🙂

            I only have Rare Purity and The Debt by Ta paixao on my tbr list

          • dpennell007

            Zveka, I’m glad you liked the amoredjenaue’s stories you’ve read. She’s terrific! Rita – can you send me her pulled fic Deep in the Heart?

            I’m on chapter 20 of Forward to the Future. It’s charming and sweet so far. Bella has finally entered the picture, but Edward hasn’t fallen for her yet.

            • rita01tx

              On its way, Donna darlin’!

              • dpennell007

                Got it! And it’s a FLAG pdf, my favorite. lol. Thank you!!

                • rita01tx

                  Yeah, FLAG was da bomb! It was shut down for a long time but Steve Gilberd has since reopened for business with FicLab!

                  • dpennell007

                    I love FicLab! My 2008 laptop refuses to support his latest upgrade (and Firefox won’t allow me to download their upgraded version to comply with FicLab’s requirements. sigh.), but I’ll happily use the older version as long as it’s out there! And there is the fact that I could probably get a new laptop for under $200.00, but I hate the idea of moving all my ‘stuff’.

                    • rita01tx

                      If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Finally got settled into his latest upgrade so I hope that will be it for the foreseeable future LOL!

  9. eewee333

    Hi All. Just wanted to let you know I survived Hurricane Dorian. We really lucked out. Several thousand people without power, but at least we didn’t get the big storm surge they were predicting. Today is clean-up day. Yards are a mess. But other than that, all is well. Keep those complete recs coming. I did nothing but read yesterday while Dorian huffed and puffed all around us.

    • rita01tx

      Good news, Eewee darlin’! From far away, it looked like it was bad enough for a lot of people but it sure coulda been a lot worse! Family members in Florida got a good drenchin’ but, bein’ on the west side (Tampa/St. Pete), they lucked out, too…this time!

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